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Shootings
7:22 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Two killed in New Orleans shootings

New Orleans police are investigating two shooting deaths.

A 19-year-old man was shot and killed in the city's Hollygrove neighborhood around 11 p.m. Sunday. Police say the victim had gunshot wounds to the head and body.

Around 1 a.m. Monday, another man was found dead near the intersection of Music and Urquhart streets. Police say the victim was shot multiple times and was found lying next to a bicycle.

Police have not released the names of the two victims.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
5:44 pm
Sat September 8, 2012

Suspected murder-suicide in Jefferson

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide in the community of Jefferson.

A statement from Sheriff Newell Normand reports said the shooting was reported Saturday morning after a man found his parents at their home.

Homicide investigators said it appears that 89-year-old Branighan shot his wife, 89-year-old Clara Branighan then turned the gun on himself.

Algiers Murder
12:47 pm
Sat September 8, 2012

Man fatally shot in Algiers

Police in New Orleans are investigating a shooting death in the city's Algiers neighborhood.

A city news release says the shooting happened around 9:20 p.m. Friday. The victim, whose identity was not available, was a man found with a gunshot wound to the head. The body was found on the ground, lying a bicycle.

Algiers Murder
10:45 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Police arrest boyfriend of woman shot to death

New Orleans Police have arrested the boyfriend of a woman found shot to death.

Authorities Thursday booked 27-year-old Gary Burnett with second-degree murder of 35-year-old Shonray Lee, who lived on the city's west bank. Detectives found Lee near the bottom of a staircase early Wednesday. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office says she died of bullet wounds to the back and chest.

Harvey Murder
5:03 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Marrero man booked in funeral home worker's death

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a 29-year-old man has been booked with second-degree murder in the death of a funeral home employee whose decomposing body was found in the apartment where he lived in the funeral home.

The sheriff's office says Alfred R. Scott of Marrero was arrested Wednesday and booked in the stabbing death of 51-year-old Noah Stoute.

Stoute was a caretaker and embalmer at Mothe Funeral Home in Harvey. His body was found Tuesday, but he apparently was killed Aug. 28, as Hurricane Isaac was approaching.

Kenner Police
10:57 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Man allegedly asked cop to find his marijuana

Police in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner say a traffic stop led to two arrests after a passenger allegedly asked an officer to find some marijuana he had dropped on a levee bank.

The Times-Picayune says 18-year-old driver Chad Nicholson of Reserve and 21-year-old Jason Ray Sr. of LaPlace were booked on marijuana charges.

Police said the car smelled of marijuana when they stopped it Aug. 27 near businesses that closed ahead of Hurricane Isaac.

Alligator Bandits
1:28 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Alligator buyers held up: lose $6500, cell phones

St. Mary Parish sheriff's investigators are looking for three men accused of taking $6,500 and cell phones from alligator buyers in Morgan City.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Traci Landry says three alligator buyers were winding up a day of purchases shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday when a dark gray four-door car arrived. Two passengers, one armed with a gun, got out and ordered the buyers onto the ground. Both wore blue jeans and had blue bandannas over their faces.

Courts
6:18 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Trial delayed in post BCS video case

Trial in New Orleans has been delayed for an Alabama football fan arrested after a video was posted on the Internet that showed what prosecutors say was sexual battery committed on an unconscious LSU fan.

Hurricane Isaac last week left defense attorneys unable to prepare for the trial of 33-year-old Brian Downing of Smith's Station, Ala.

Defense lawyer Michael Kennedy said Isaac forced closure of attorneys' offices and that power failures left attorneys unable to review electronic evidence.

Tuesday's trial was delayed until Oct. 2.

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Ouachita Correctional Center
12:22 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Police: man allegedly tried to get drugs to inmate

Richwood police accuse a Marrero man of trying to slip marijuana to an inmate in the Richwood jail.

The News-Star reports that 36-year-old Davion Matthews was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on Saturday on charges of possessing marijuana and bringing contraband into a penal facility.

An arrest affidavit says a guard at Richwood Correctional Center called police after allegedly seeing Matthews slide something under a cell door. It says police searched the cell and found a bag of suspected marijuana.

Bond was $750 on the marijuana charge.

Latest News
8:51 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

St. John deputies kill two in Reserve

The St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's office says deputies killed a man and a woman who threatened them with weapons.

A news release says the deputies answered a report of a disturbance Tuesday evening and found the man and woman in a confrontation with a weapon.

It says both turned out to be armed and each was shot while heading toward the deputies with a weapon. Both died at River Parish Hospital.

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