LOUISIANA

New Orleans park shooting injures 17

Authorities are still trying to determine what touched off a Sunday evening shoot-out between two groups of gunmen that wounded 17 people in a crowded New Orleans park, police said. None of the injuries is believed to be life-threatening.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu called on witnesses to come forward, but by late Monday morning nobody had, police said.

Police said they were on their way to break up a crowd of perhaps 500 gathered Sunday at Bunny Friend Playground - most for a block party and some for the filming of a music video - when two groups in the crowd opened fire on each other.

"At the end of the day, it's really hard to police against a bunch of guys who decide to pull out guns and settle their disputes with 300 people in between them. That's just not something you can tolerate in the city," Landrieu said.
-AP

TEXAS

Immigrants rescued

Border Patrol agents rescued 11 immigrants being smuggled in a closed refrigerated tractor trailer hauling produce at a checkpoint in Falfurrias, Texas, officials announced on Monday. The rig was being inspected Saturday when a law enforcement dog drew attention to the trailer. Border Patrol agents found the immigrants inside, with interior temperatures of around 50 degrees. The driver, a U.S. citizen, was arrested. - AP

NEW JERSEY

'Donkey Kong' fail

Billy Mitchell, a Florida video gamer known for holding the Donkey Kong world record, has had a lawsuit claiming that Cartoon Network's Regular Show stole his likeness thrown out in a federal court in Trenton. Mitchell claimed the character - a floating, bearded head that cheats to win an arcade game - depicted him. A judge ruled Mitchell's traits were exaggerated as "cartoonishly evil" and the show had First Amendment protection. - AP