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Suspected drunk driver arrested after a pickup ploughs into parade in New Orleans

February 27, 2017 10:30 pm
Suspected drunk driver arrested after a pickup ploughs into parade in New Orleans

The suspected drunk driver who allegedly ploughed a pick-up into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans has been identified as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto. Rizzuto was arrested on a number of charges and was being held at the city’s jail after a rampage left 28 people injured, […]

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Truck rams into parade crowd in New Orleans, 28 injured

February 26, 2017 7:15 pm
Truck rams into parade crowd in New Orleans, 28 injured

At least 28 people have been injured after a truck drove into a crowd watching a parade in the US state of Louisiana. The incident took place on Saturday at 18:45 after a drunk driver crashed his vehicle into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City […]

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Police: Car ploughs into parade crowd in New Orleans; 12 hurt

4:01 am
Police: Car ploughs into parade crowd in New Orleans; 12 hurt

Police say 12 people were injured when a vehicle ploughed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans. The crash was reported on Saturday at about 6.45pm (1.45pm Sunday NZT). New Orleans Police Department spokeswoman Ambria Washington says that “initial reports show […]

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At New Orleans airport, man pulls out machete in violent spree

October 30, 2016 8:00 am
At New Orleans airport, man pulls out machete in violent spree

This is the moment a deranged man pulled a wasp spray and machete at a New Orleans airport and tried to attack several people. Richard White, 63, attacked two security officials and a number of passersby with insecticide, before drawing a machete from the waistband of his pants at the […]

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Remains of WWII soldier lost in New Guinea return home, fulfilling mum’s dying wish

May 25, 2016 3:00 am
Remains of WWII soldier lost in New Guinea return home, fulfilling mum’s dying wish

An army uniform lies in the casket containing remains of Army Private Earl Joseph Keating after it arrived at the Schoen Funeral Home in New Orleans. Photo / AP Funerals are important in New Orleans. All Saint’s Day is observed citywide, and many traditions, such as Mardi Gras second line […]

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Two Australian tourists shot in New Orleans after ‘drug deal goes wrong’

April 7, 2016 9:00 am
Two Australian tourists shot in New Orleans after ‘drug deal goes wrong’

New Orleans police say the men decided to buy drugs across the Mississippi River in the residential suburb of Algiers. Photo / WWL-TV New Orleans detectives are seeking surveillance video to help solve the mystery of who shot two Australian tourists in an alleged drug deal gone wrong. The Australians, […]

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Several shot at playground in New Orleans

November 23, 2015 8:30 am
Several shot at playground in New Orleans

  Paramedics and police remove a man from the scene. Photo / AP New Orleans police say at least 10 people – and probably more – were wounded in an apparent shootout at a park in New Orleans’ 9th Ward. Police spokesman Tyler Gamble says police were on their way […]

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Reckless machete-wielding man shot after attacking TSA officers at New Orleans airport

March 21, 2015 9:28 pm
Reckless machete-wielding man shot after attacking TSA officers at New Orleans airport

 After running through the detector, White was chasing a female TSA agent when Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Lt. Heather Slyve drew her weapon. White continued to swing the machete as she approached, so she fired three rounds, striking him in the face, chest and leg, Normand said. A TSA agent […]

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US White House to Appeal Decision Against Obama Immigration Measures

February 18, 2015 1:11 am
US White House to Appeal Decision Against Obama Immigration Measures

Washington – The administration of US President Barack Obama promised today that it will appeal the courts decision of a federal judge in the State of Texas, temporarily blocking the executive actions of the President on immigration. An official note from the White House defended such provisions announced by the […]

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