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  • Two accused of dealing drugs in Asc. Parish

    Two accused of dealing drugs in Asc. Parish

    Updated: 5:38 PM 10/31/2014

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies accused two men in Ascension Parish of dealing drugs Thursday, after deputies said they caught them with multiple illegal substances. Narcotics detectives said they stopped a suspicious vehicle after it failed to use a signal. After a search of the vehicle detectives said they found... (More)
  • Two arrests made in teen's death

    Two arrests made in teen's death

    Updated: 3:10 PM 10/31/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two men in connection with a shooting in Baton Rouge earlier this week that left a teen dead in the street. Baton Rouge Police said Jarvis Dawson, 20, and Larry Scott Jr., 18, both of Rosedale, were charged with second-degree murder and armed robbery... (More)
  • Mistrial motions rejected in murder trial

    Updated: 2:44 PM 10/31/2014

    PORT ALLEN - Attempts by defense attorneys to end a murder-for-hire trial in West Baton Rouge Parish failed today. Judge Robin Free rejected motions for a mistrial filed by defense attorneys in the murder trial of Monique Kitts and Karl Howard in Port Allen. The attorneys claimed multiple times... (More)
  • Prosecution's witnesses paint guilty picture of suspect

    Updated: 6:45 PM 10/30/2014

    PORT ALLEN- The trial over an alleged murder-for-hire plot became even more salacious Thursday as jurors heard from witnesses for the prosecution that painted the wife accused of killer her husband as money-hungry killer who wanted to collect soon after the man's death. Corey Kitts' wife, Monique, is on... (More)
  • Two kids walking to school killed, third injured

    Two kids walking to school killed, third injured

    Updated: 6:14 PM 10/30/2014

    BREAUX BRIDGE - State Police said the driver of a pickup is in critical condition after they hit and killed two kids and injured a third while the children were walking to middle school in Breaux Bridge Thursday morning. State Police said Jeremy Abraham, 32, hit the girls from... (More)
  • Woman accused of sexually abusing child, dog

    Woman accused of sexually abusing child, dog

    Updated: 5:18 PM 10/30/2014

    HARVEY - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Jefferson Parish woman and accused her of sexually abusing a toddler as well as a dog, and videotaping both acts. Deputies charged Angeline Lodice, 26, with aggravated rape, child porn, crimes against nature and sexual battery. Investigators told WGNO that the father... (More)
  • Suspect arrested in deadly WBR shooting

    Suspect arrested in deadly WBR shooting

    Updated: 3:19 PM 10/30/2014

    PORT ALLEN - Police arrested a teen Thursday suspected of shooting two other people, killing one of them, during a drug deal earlier this week. Port Allen Police charged Javonte Morgan, 19, with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and armed robbery in connection with the Monday shooting. Investigators... (More)
  • Slidell man accused of distributing child porn

    Slidell man accused of distributing child porn

    Updated: 3:06 PM 10/30/2014

    SLIDELL - Authorities charged a Slidell man this week with 25 counts of distributing child porn after a joint undercover investigation involving the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit. Investigators arrested Jeremy Petry, 29, Wednesday at his home on Herwig Bluff Drive after executing a search warrant there. The... (More)
  • Gonzales man arrested on drug charges

    Gonzales man arrested on drug charges

    Updated: 2:53 PM 10/30/2014

    GONZALES- A man accused of selling heroin to narcotics detectives in Ascension Parish, is now behind bars. Detectives arrested Moses Griggs after finding him packaging heroin at his home in Gonzales. They also found four small children ranging in age from 8 to 12 years of age. ... (More)
  • Man shot, killed by Natchitoches deputies

    Man shot, killed by Natchitoches deputies

    Updated: 5:55 AM 10/30/2014

    NATCHITOCHES - Natchitoches police are investigating a fatal shooting involving two Natchitoches Parish sheriff's deputies. Police say 26-year-old Robert Vercher was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon when he exchanged gun fire with deputies, who were trying to serve a protective order. Vercher was taken to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, where... (More)

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