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Argument at Intersection Leaves Ex-NFL Player Dead

Joe McKnight shot to death in New Orleans

(Newser) - Road rage is being blamed for the shooting death of former NFL player Joe McKnight in New Orleans on Thursday. McKnight, 28, who spent three seasons with the Jets and Chiefs and played this year in the Canadian Football League, was shot to death at an intersection, reports the Times-Picayune... More »

NOLA Cops: 1 Killed, 9 Hurt in Bourbon Street Shootings

'This was the wrong place to bring firearms,' says police superintendent

(Newser) - New Orleans Police say one man is dead and nine others injured following a shooting in the French Quarter, reports the AP . Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said during a news conference that officers responded about 1:30am Sunday to the shooting at the intersection of Iberville and Bourbon streets. Harrison... More »

10 Best Big Cities in US

New York is No. 1, says 'Conde Nast Traveler'

(Newser) - Conde Nast Traveler has released its annual Readers' Choice Awards, and more than 100,000 votes came in for the best cities in the nation. The magazine broke candidates down into larger and smaller cities (larger meaning those with 150,000 or more people), and ascending to the No.... More »

What Really Happened the Night Will Smith Died

How 2 football players came together for one fateful night on the streets of New Orleans

(Newser) - Sean Flynn at GQ has put together an extensive piece of reporting about the shooting that took the life of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith in April. Retired Saints are basically, well, saints in New Orleans, so by the morning after Smith's death on a Saturday night,... More »

Family: Man Saved Girlfriend by Pushing Her From Plane

They say Reginald Hillard Jr. helped his girlfriend survive

(Newser) - On Tuesday, a New Orleans family received the confirmation they were dreading: One of two bodies pulled from a plane that went down in Lake Pontchartrain was that of Reginald Hillard Jr., 25. "They said that he was in the plane. I still didn't believe it," his... More »

Kids Roast Their Dad in Hilarious Obituary

William Ziegler didn't fake death to 'avoid creditors or old girlfriends'

(Newser) - William Ziegler died July 29 at the age of 69 "to avoid having to make a decision in the pending presidential election," and "unlike previous times, this is not a ploy to avoid creditors or old girlfriends." At least according to an obituary published Friday in... More »

Woman With String of Dead Husbands Goes to Trial

She's charged with 2nd hubby's murder

(Newser) - Emma Raine either has the worst luck with men, or she's—as prosecutors suggest—a "serial husband killer" and "black widow." The 52-year-old woman, widowed three times, face charges of second-degree murder in the death of her second husband, Ernest Smith, shot to death in Louisiana... More »

5 Best US Cities for Foodies

You'll want to wear your stretchy pants in New Orleans

(Newser) - Who's up for a foodie road trip? Travel and Leisure knows just where you should stop for gumbo and crawfish: New Orleans is the ultimate destination, according to the magazine's ranking of the 10 best US cities for food, based on readers' votes. The top five: More »

Cops: Deputy Shot, Killed by Pedestrian He Stopped

Suspect fled after shooting in New Orleans suburb

(Newser) - A pedestrian walking down a busy commercial strip of a New Orleans suburb in the middle of the afternoon shot a sheriff's deputy multiple times, killing him, after being stopped by the officer Wednesday, an official said. Col. John Fortunato, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's spokesperson, announced the officer'... More »

New Orleans Is Sinking Faster Than Previously Thought

Up to 2 inches annually in some areas

(Newser) - Scientist already knew that New Orleans was sinking. But a new study finds that the Big Easy and its environs are losing elevation (a process called subsidence) at a faster rate than previously thought—some two inches per year near the Mississippi River and in industrial areas, and more than... More »

Groom-to-Be Murdered During Trip to Plan Wedding

He was found dead on a New Orleans street

(Newser) - A St. Louis man who visited New Orleans to plan his wedding in the city he loved was found dead in a street early Saturday morning. Police say the body of 25-year-old Thomas Rolfes, who went to a bar with friends on Friday night and was seen on surveillance video... More »

Judge OKs Putting Durst Away for 7 Years

Real estate heir will be sent to Calif. prison for his medical needs

(Newser) - A New Orleans judge officially approved Robert Durst's February plea deal on a gun charge and sentenced him to seven years in prison on Wednesday, Reuters reports. For more than a year, the real estate heir has languished in a New Orleans prison after being nabbed with a handgun... More »

Woman Killed When Lightning Hits Festival Tent

2 others injured, a dog also died in accident

(Newser) - When the weather got bad at Louisiana's T-Bois Blues Festival on Friday night, Jacqui Stavis, two other women, and a Labrador retriever sought shelter in a small tent. But tragedy struck when lightning hit the tent, killing the 28-year-old and the dog and injuring the other two women, the... More »

Gun in Grandma's Bed Kills 3-Year-Old Sleeping There

Police arrested 42-year-old grandmother

(Newser) - A New Orleans woman allegedly slept with both her gun and her grandson in her bed, with tragic consequences. Police were called to home around 2am Wednesday to find the 3-year-old boy had been shot in the chest; he later died at a hospital, NBC News reports. The grandmother, 42-year-old... More »

New Orleans Cops Solve Spooky Hospital Mystery

People saw 'Christmas tree' high up in abandoned building

(Newser) - Police in New Orleans say they've found the source of an eerie light shining from the city's huge, abandoned Charity Hospital—and no ghosts were involved. After photos of the light , which observers thought was a small Christmas tree, went viral, police entered the hospital and removed some... More »

Cops Nab Man Who Tried to Execute Good Samaritan

Euric Cain, 21, is charged with attempted murder, kidnapping

(Newser) - New Orleans police say they've arrested a man accused of shooting a medical student who stopped an apparent kidnapping. A police spokesman says in a brief news release that police and federal marshals arrested 21-year-old Euric Cain of New Orleans at a house late Monday morning. He was wanted... More »

Man Tries to Shoot Good Samaritan in Head; Gun Jams

21-year-old suspect sought after attempted execution

(Newser) - A medical student in New Orleans is incredibly lucky to be alive after being shot in the stomach while foiling an attempted kidnapping Friday morning, police say. In footage obtained by the New Orleans Police Department, a suspect identified as 21-year-old Euric Cain can be seen shooting Peter Gold in... More »

16 Injured in New Orleans Playground Shootout

Gunfire erupted as hundreds gathered for party

(Newser) - The "Bunny Friend Playground" might sound like one of the most harmless places on the planet, but it was the site of a shooting that left at least 16 people injured in New Orleans on Sunday evening. Police say hundreds of people were at the 9th Ward park for... More »

Crime Scene Photographer Makes Shocking Discovery

'It was like this heavy weight; I kept not believing it'

(Newser) - A New Orleans police crime lab technician was called to a crime scene to photograph a shooting victim, only to realize that the dead man was her ex-boyfriend and father of her child. Thirty-one-year-old Jonathan Dotson Sr. was killed early Saturday morning in a home under construction, the Times-Picayune reports.... More »

For Years, Woman's Rape Went Basically Un-Investigated

Police didn't even test rape kit for a decade

(Newser) - Marie picked up the phone and dialed the number the detective gave her 10 days before, on the night she was raped at knifepoint outside a friend's house in New Orleans. It was the first of many calls Marie would make in an 18-year ordeal of shoddy police work... More »

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