Every once in a while, we run across a photo in The Times-Picayune archives that's so striking that it begs a simple question: "What in the name of Momus Alexander Morgus is going on in this New Orleans photograph?" When we do, we've decided, we're going to share it — and to attempt to answer that question.

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Laurence McKee (OSSO)

For more than two years, Laurence Andrew McKee stood accused of callously shooting a friend in the back in a New Orleans apartment after a night out drinking.

On Wednesday, defense attorneys presented an alternative theory: that McKee shot to defend himself from a drunken aggressor, and that the bullet could have ricocheted into his back.

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Spencer Sutton, one of two New Orleans police officers who were arrested and fired following an off-duty fight with a Mid-City bar patron early Tuesday, claimed to not remember what had happened when questioned by investigators, according to newly available court records.

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Courtesy of the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office

WASHINGTON – An Army private missing from her Colorado duty station for years was arrested aboard a cruise ship in New Orleans last week and will be transported to Fort Carson to face desertion charges, according to law enforcement and Army officials.

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