Slain NOPD officer used stun gun on suspect but weapon didn’t stop his killer, warrant says


The man accused of fatally shooting a New Orleans policeman early Friday managed to recover from being shocked with a stun gun to kill the officer moments later, according to documents released Saturday.

An arrest warrant for Darren Bridges, 30, on counts of first-degree murder and other offenses gives the most complete account yet made public about how authorities believe he gunned down 29-year-old Officer Marcus McNeil in the vicinity of the 6800 block of Cindy Place, in New Orleans East.

Bridges was later shot by one of McNeil’s colleagues, and he surrendered to authorities rather than bleed to death in his nearby apartment, the warrant says.

The warrant cites video showing McNeil was in a blue tactical uniform identifying him as a police officer when he encountered Bridges, who was carrying a backpack investigators said they later learned contained illegal drugs.

Melissa Etheridge Arrested For Cannabis Possession Crossing the Canadian Border


Even rock stars aren’t safe from the long arm of the law. A new report has recently surfaced from a North Dakota customs stop late this summer, with TMZ revealing that folk-rock superstar Melissa Etheridge was arrested for marijuana possession.

According to Hollywood’s most successful crew of paparazzi, Etheridge was leaving Canada on August 17th, the day after performing at the River Cree Casino in Edmonton, when her tour bus was stopped at a customs check on the American side of the border in North Dakota. At the border crossing, drug-sniffing dogs boarded the bus and directed customs agents to a bottle of cannabis oil.

And while the cannabis oil is legal under certain circumstances in Canada, and is totally legal in Etheridge’s home state of California, the same cannot be said for North Dakota, where total prohibition is still the law of the land. Accordingly, Etheridge was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Etheridge told law enforcement officers on the scene that she uses the oil to combat the lasting effects of breast cancer and pleaded not guilty to the possession charge.

Since being diagnosed in 2004,

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Melissa Etheridge ‘arrested for drug possession at US and Canadian border’… as she smiles from ear-to-ear in mugshot


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Melissa Etheridge was arrested for drug possession at the border of US and Canada according to a new report.

The 56-year-old hitmaker was taken into custody after their tour buses were stopped by US Customs and Border Patrol in North Dakota on August 17 according to a Saturday report from TMZ.

According to documents obtained by the

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Man suspected of killing New Orleans police officer called ‘career criminal’ in court records


The suspect in Friday morning’s killing of New Orleans Police Department Officer Marcus McNeil is Darren Bridges, a 30-year-old parolee with a lengthy criminal history, according to a law enforcement source.

The police department has not confirmed the name of the suspect in McNeil’s shooting death in New Orleans East.

Several of Bridges’ family members on Friday were gathered on the front porch of the Hollygrove address listed for him in court records. A woman who identified herself as Bridges’ mother declined to comment, but another woman sitting on the front stoop who wouldn’t give her name said, “All we know is he’s been shot, and we don’t know if he’s dead or alive.” 

Bridges is described as a “career criminal” in court records. 

The police officer shot to death early Friday in New Orleans East was 29-year-old Marcus McN…

His history includes more than a dozen arrests and at least three guilty pleas. Most recently in Orleans Parish criminal district court, Bridges

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Man suspected of killing New Orleans police officer called ‘career criminal’ in court records


The suspect in Friday morning’s killing of New Orleans Police Department Officer Marcus McNeil is Darren Bridges, a 30-year-old parolee with a lengthy criminal history, according to a law enforcement source.

The police department has not confirmed the name of the suspect in McNeil’s shooting death in New Orleans East.

Several of Bridges’ family members on Friday were gathered on the front porch of the Hollygrove address listed for him in court records. A woman who identified herself as Bridges’ mother declined to comment, but another woman sitting on the front stoop who wouldn’t give her name said, “All we know is he’s been shot, and we don’t know if he’s dead or alive.” 

Bridges is described as a “career criminal” in court records. 

The police officer shot to death early Friday in New Orleans East was 29-year-old Marcus McN…

His history includes more than a dozen arrests and at least three guilty pleas. Most recently in Orleans Parish criminal district court, Bridges

... read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/crime_police/article_f928f5e6-b017-11e7-9dd1-b351ee3574f4.html

Police charge Panthers fan who threw sucker punch with assault, release mugshot


The Carolina Panthers fan who threw an ugly sucker punch at Bank of America Stadium on Thursday has been arrested.  

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced Friday evening that the man who threw the punch, Kyle Adam Maraghy, has been taken into custody and charged with simple assault. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police released Kyle Maraghy’s mugshot on Friday. 
CMPD

The hunt for Maraghy started Friday morning after video surfaced from that Eagles-Panthers game that showed the 26-year-old man punching another fan

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Police charge Panthers fan who threw sucker punch with assault, release mugshot


The Carolina Panthers fan who threw an ugly sucker punch at Bank of America Stadium on Thursday has been arrested.  

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced Friday evening that the man who threw the punch, Kyle Adam Maraghy, has been taken into custody and charged with simple assault. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police released Kyle Maraghy’s mugshot on Friday. 
CMPD

The hunt for Maraghy started Friday morning after video surfaced from that Eagles-Panthers game that showed the 26-year-old man punching another fan

... read more at: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/police-charge-panthers-fan-who-threw-sucker-punch-with-assault-release-mugshot/