Murder

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September 18, 2017 - 6:49 am
(AP) -- The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect - a 23-year-old white man - was in custody. In both shootings the gunman fired from his car then walked up to the victims as they were lying on the ground and fired again...
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The search is on for whoever strangled an 84-year-old woman to death in a Metairie senior living center. Friends say she had just returned from a bus trip to go gambling. A woman who says she was Pauline Ballon's "best friend at Metairie Manor" said that they had gone to a casino, "where she won."...
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July 08, 2017 - 8:58 pm
New Orleans police say a woman died in a shooting Saturday night around 7:30pm on the Westbank. "The NOPD is investigating a homicide and shooting in the 800 block of Vallette Street," Public Information Officer Ambria Washington said in an email. "Initial reports show two victims. One has died on...
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Cops on the Northshore say one man is dead, and another is under arrest in Slidell. "The Slidell Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place Sunday night in the Hermadel Estates neighborhood located off of West Hall Avenue," Public Information Officer Chad Olivier said in a news...
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New Orleans Police say an early morning stabbing killed a woman in the French Quarter. Cops say they were called to the 300 block of Decatur Street after 2:00am. "The female victim in this incident has died. The initial report states the woman suffered a stab wound to her side," Public Information...
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Friends and family of a massage therapist murdered on the Northshore are turning to social media to grieve and celebrate the life of 24-year-old Kayla Denham "Our baby girl will forever be in our hearts thoughts and prayers," her mother Angela said on Facebook. "Today was the saddest day of my life...
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Police say they have arrested a man in the murder of a massage therapist on the Northshore. The probe began when 24-year-old Kayla Ann Denham (above and right) was reported as a missing person to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office Monday. "Through our investigation, we learned Denham worked as...
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June 05, 2017 - 6:30 am
(AP) Three people died and 10 more were wounded amid the most shootings New Orleans has had in one day this year. Police say Saturday's gunfire resulted in the highest number of shooting victims in a single day of 2017. As of Sunday morning, more than 300 have been shot this year in the city at a...
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Northshore authorities have arrested a St. Tammany man for allegedly murdering his infant son. "A Slidell man is facing a first-degree murder charge after beating his seven-week-old son to death," according to a sheriff's office news release. "Last Wednesday (May 10th), the St. Tammany Parish...
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