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  • Report questions role of wealth in Newtown shooter's care

    Report questions role of wealth in Newtown shooter's care

    Updated: 10:47 AM 11/22/2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. - A review of the educational and mental health background of the man who carried out the 2012 Newtown massacre asks whether the race and affluence of his family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems. A report released Friday by the Connecticut Office... (More)
  • State senator, wife find burglar in downtown apartment

    Updated: 10:41 AM 11/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE- State Senator Gerald Long and his wife walked in on a suspected burglar inside their posh, selectively-awarded capital apartment Thursday night. According to documents obtained by WBRZ News 2, Long and his wife were surprised by Charles Johnson, 55, in the living room of their unit on... (More)
  • In jail, wife who hired hit on husband put on suicide watch

    In jail, wife who hired hit on husband put on suicide watch

    Updated: 10:44 PM 11/21/2014

    PORT ALLEN- A wife, convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her husband, was put on suicide watch and placed in a padded cell, sources told WBRZ News 2 Friday. Monique Kitts and Karl Howard were found guilty Thursday evening in the death of Corey Kitts. Kitts was found... (More)
  • Football team pays tribute to slain coach

    Updated: 10:28 PM 11/21/2014

    EDGARD - A football team playing in honor of its murdered coach was victorious Friday night. Juan Joseph, 27, was killed at a Baton Rouge nightclub on Bennington Ave. last weekend. He was the quarterbacks coach for the West St. John Rams. "It hurts it really hurts to... (More)
  • LPSO cracks down on drugs during roundup

    Updated: 5:47 PM 11/21/2014

    LIVINGSTON - More than a dozen accused drug dealers were busted in Livingston Parish Friday during a narcotics roundup. The suspected dealers got a rude awakening as deputies worked parish-wide to crack down on drugs. "The mission here is to make sure we get any and every drug... (More)
  • Man gets 18 months for Subway cash register hacks

    Man gets 18 months for Subway cash register hacks

    Updated: 5:13 PM 11/21/2014

    BOSTON - A man who hacked into computerized cash registers at Subway sandwich shops and stole more than $40,000 in gift cards has been sentenced in Boston to 18 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns also sentenced 46-year-old Lake Elsinore, California, resident Shahin Abdollahi to two years of... (More)
  • Following guilty verdict in murder plot, star witness could get deal

    Following guilty verdict in murder plot, star witness could get deal

    Updated: 5:32 AM 11/21/2014

    PORT ALLEN - A jury found Monique Kitts and Karl Howard guilty Thursday of conspiring to kill Kitts' husband in West Baton Rouge Parish. Investigators said Kitts paid Howard $100,000 to kill her husband, Corey Kitts, at their Addis home. Defense attorneys had argued the state's case was... (More)
  • Family demands justice in cold case triple murder

    Updated: 5:31 AM 11/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Four years after the savage murders of three people inside a Scotlandville home, there are few clues that will lead police to a killer. The case has officially gone cold. Matthew Holliday, Jeraldine Holliday and their special needs daughter, Kaylar Holliday, were all shot to death... (More)
  • Fountain thieves strike in neighborhood too

    Updated: 9:32 PM 11/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A thief might be on a crime-spree in Baton Rouge. At least one person seen on multiple surveillance videos is after open vehicles and heavy, decorative yard fixtures. Following a story on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 Wednesday, people reported seeing the man seen on... (More)
  • Journal indicates FSU shooter suspected government

    Journal indicates FSU shooter suspected government

    Updated: 2:28 PM 11/20/2014

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Police say they have a journal and videos that indicate a gunman who shot three students at Florida State University's library believed the government had targeted him. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said Thursday that Myron May was armed with a .380 semi-automatic handgun and reloaded at... (More)

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