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  • ATC office worker fired, arrested after thefts

    ATC office worker fired, arrested after thefts

    Updated: 5:36 PM 11/26/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State Police said an Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control employee was fired after an investigation into workplace thefts at the Baton Rouge office. Troopers said Lindy Tullier, an ATC office worker, was arrested and accused of stealing cash from her co-workers' purses. State Police... (More)
  • New Orleans police: woman's body in trash can

    New Orleans police: woman's body in trash can

    Updated: 5:18 PM 11/26/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a city building inspector opened a garbage can and found the partly clad body of a woman who had been stabbed to death. Officer Frank Robertson III says the inspector moved the can to get down an alley about noon Wednesday and opened... (More)
  • Ascension deputies look 'fore' accused golf club thief

    Ascension deputies look 'fore' accused golf club thief

    Updated: 3:20 PM 11/26/2014

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are looking to identify a man accused of stealing golf clubs from a golf shop in Gonzales earlier this month. Investigators said the man purchased several small items from the Pelican Point Golf Shop on Nov. 16 before he shoved multiple golf... (More)
  • Deputies looking for Donaldsonville iPod bandit

    Deputies looking for Donaldsonville iPod bandit

    Updated: 1:43 PM 11/26/2014

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are looking for information on a man accused of stealing several iPods from a Donaldsonville department store last month. Deputies said the man was captured on security cameras as he entered the Donaldsonville Wal-Mart shortly after it opened on a morning in... (More)
  • Dufresne pleads not guilty in group sex case

    Dufresne pleads not guilty in group sex case

    Updated: 1:39 PM 11/25/2014

    HAHNVILLE - A 32-year-old Destrehan High School teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student has been charged in St. Charles Parish with carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Shelley Dufresne's attorney, Deanne Williams, entered a not guilty plea to the felony charge at her arraignment Tuesday. Dufresne remains free... (More)
  • Port Allen PD attempts to ID baby formula shoplifter

    Port Allen PD attempts to ID baby formula shoplifter

    Updated: 1:02 PM 11/25/2014

    PORT ALLEN - Police are looking to identify a woman accused of stealing around $1,125 worth of groceries from a Port Allen supermarket earlier this month. Chief Brown of the Port Allen Police Department said the theft happened on Nov. 5 at a grocery store located in the 500... (More)
  • Gonzales Police seek accused lawn mower thief

    Gonzales Police seek accused lawn mower thief

    Updated: 10:09 AM 11/25/2014

    GONZALES - Police in Gonzales asked for the public's help on Tuesday as they search for a man accused of stealing a lawn mower and trailer earlier this month. Leon J. Williams is wanted by the Gonzales Police Department for felony theft after he allegedly stole the lawn care... (More)
  • Man charged with stealing timber

    Man charged with stealing timber

    Updated: 7:01 AM 11/25/2014

    JENA - A 39-year-old man from Jena has been charged with felony theft of timber. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says James Marcus Ainsworth was arrested Monday and booked into the LaSalle Parish jail on two counts of felony timber theft totaling just over $18,600. This wasn't the... (More)
  • Senator talks about finding intruder in apartment

    Senator talks about finding intruder in apartment

    Updated: 7:00 AM 11/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE- A state senator said he was puzzled about the state of a man who broke into his posh downtown apartment last week . Charles Johnson, 55, was arrested and charged with burglary, criminal damage to property and trespassing after an altercation with Senator Gerald Long and his... (More)
  • Police: Student led high school prostitution ring

    Police: Student led high school prostitution ring

    Updated: 5:57 AM 11/25/2014

    VENICE, FL - Authorities in Florida say a 17-year-old Sarasota High School student organized a prostitution ring of students from nearby high schools. The teen was arrested Friday on felony charges of human trafficking of a person under 18. Venice police say at least one act of prostitution took place,... (More)

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