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Monday, June 17, 2019

Early-morning fire destroys home in Slidell


An early-morning fire destroyed a home at 1738 Sullivan Drive off Carroll Road in Slidell on Monday, June 17, 2019, authorities said.

An early-morning fire Monday (June 17) destroyed a two-story house in Slidell, authorities said.

No one was injured in the blaze at 1738 Sullivan Drive off Carroll Road, St. Tammany Parish Fire District 1 reported.

Firefighters responded to a call around 2:45 a.m. and arrived on the scene just over three minutes later, finding the approximately 3,000 square-foot home with flames shooting through the roof, the fire department said. They brought the situation under control in just over an hour, according to a fire department news release.

Neighbors had called 911 after seeing flames coming from the home.

No one was home at the time of the fire, the news release said.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

Fire destroyed a house at 1738 Sullivan Drive in Slidell on Monday, June 17, 2019.
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An early-morning fire destroyed a home at 1738 Sullivan Drive off Carroll Road in Slidell on Monday, June 17, 2019, authorities said. (St. Tammany Fire District 1/) Fire destroyed a house at 1738 Sullivan Drive in Slidell on Monday, June 17, 2019. (Google maps/)
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Off and on rain and storms [ Local Stories]

An upper high will build over the area this weekend. That means the air will be subsiding, so rain chances will go down, and temperatures will go up. With a surface high pressure to our east, we will have an onshore flow. The humidity will still be high. Heat index will be over 100.

The Mississippi River is 16.72 feet. There are 30 minor seepage points. 168 bays are open on the Spillway.

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Leah Chase's family writes thank you letter to city [ Local Stories]

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Second suspect arrested after police officer shot Uptown: NOPD


An NOPD SWAT team works the scene where an officer was shot Monday (June 17, 2019) morning on Prytania Street.An NOPD SWAT team works the scene where an officer was shot Monday (June 17, 2019) morning on Prytania Street.NOPD are on the scene Monday, June 17, 2019, where an officer was shot on Prytania.An NOPD officer was shot on Prytania Monday, June 17, 2019.

A second man is in custody following an officer-involved shooting early Monday morning (June 17) in Uptown, New Orleans police said.

As of 7:30 a.m. Monday, a SWAT and police officers were actively staging a perimeter and searching for a suspect in the area around the 4900 block of Prytania Street, where three officers had initially responded to an armed robbery call. NOPD spokesman Gary Scheets said gunfire exchange started inside the CVS in the block, which sits near the intersection of Prytania and Upperline streets.

One officer was shot in the left shoulder and taken to a hospital for treatment, police said. The officer’s condition was not immediately available. A second person was injured in the same shooting, NOPD said.

Shortly before 9 a.m., officers found and arrested a third person believed to have been involved in the shootout. The third suspect was injured, though the nature of his injuries and whether they were related to the shootout was not immediately clear, Scheets said.

Stay with NOLA.com for more on this breaking story.

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Man found shot dead in car on I-10: NOPD


A man was found shot dead in his car on Interstate 10 near Orleans Avenue early Monday (June 17), New Orleans police said. The fatal shooting shut down Interstate 10 in New Orleans for about four hours. (File image, Advance Local archives)

A man was found shot dead in a car on Interstate 10 near Orleans Avenue early Monday (June 17), New Orleans police said.

Police believe the man was shot before he drove onto I-10, said NOPD spokesman Gary Scheets, but it wasn’t immediately clear where the shooting happened. The man was found in his car around 2 a.m. on I-10 between Tulane and Orleans avenues. The eastbound interstate was closed for about four hours and reopened by 6 a.m.

The victim was shot more than once, police said. His name was not released.

No more details were immediately available.

Carlie Kollath Wells is a morning reporter at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Have an early-bird tip? Send it to her: cwells@nola.com or Twitter @carlie_kollath.

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A man was found shot dead in his car on Interstate 10 near Orleans Avenue early Monday (June 17), New Orleans police said. The fatal shooting shut down Interstate 10 in New Orleans for about four hours. (File image, Advance Local archives) (Jacob Hamilton/)
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Houma woman gets 23 years for deadly stabbing in fight over man [ WWL - Local]

Miranda Gilley was originally charged with second-degree murder, which carries a life sentence. With the lesser charge she could have faced up to 40 years in prison.

        


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Oil exports are on the rise in Louisiana [ WWL - Local]

The major force behind the surge is the lifting of a 40-year ban on crude exports that ended in 2015.

        


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