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  • Police connect dots on murder, theft

    Updated: 6:49 PM 4/16/2014

    PLAQUEMINE, La. - Deputies are connecting the dots concerning a theft and a murder in Iberville Parish. Avery Hastings, 42, was found dead in January after being shot several times, his body dumped in a sugar cane field in Rosedale, near Grosse Tete. Mark Roy, his work supervisor, was... (More)
  • Painful lesson learned after drive-by shooting

    Updated: 6:49 PM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE- An 18-year old is learning a painful lesson after he was injured during a drive-by shooting last night. It happened on Avis Ave, near Staring Lane, where police say someone opened fire from a car, hitting three people. One man was seriously injured. Darrell Oby's son... (More)
  • 16-year-old triple murder suspect moved to adult jail

    16-year-old triple murder suspect moved to adult jail

    Updated: 5:28 PM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies escorted a 16-year-old accused triple murderer into the adult prison Wednesday afternoon. Inside, Nakeydran Williams will await trial for a shooting in Baker nearly three weeks ago where four other teenagers were shot. Three died in the incident and a fourth survived. For the... (More)
  • Officer to face open container charge after all

    Officer to face open container charge after all

    Updated: 4:55 PM 4/16/2014

    NEW ROADS - A police officer at the center of a questionable drunk driving investigation will face open container charges after all, according to Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres. The sheriff said there was some confusion over the charges against Captain Mark Munson of the New Roads Police... (More)
  • Medicaid fraud roundup nets 20 arrests

    Medicaid fraud roundup nets 20 arrests

    Updated: 4:25 PM 4/16/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office announced more than a dozen recent arrests as part of a crackdown on Medicaid fraud in the New Orleans area. The AG's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested 20 personal care attendants on suspicion of defrauding the state's Medicaid program by $150,000... (More)
  • Man arrested in stabbing of 3-month-old

    Man arrested in stabbing of 3-month-old

    Updated: 11:57 AM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man on charges of stabbing his 3-month-old child and beating the child's mother. Jason Jarreau is facing battery, domestic abuse, and cruelty to juveniles charges. Investigators say the mother told them that Jarreau struck her while she was holding the... (More)
  • Investigators: Shooting a family affair

    Updated: 9:06 AM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An altercation between family members led to a shooting in Baton Rouge Tuesday night.

    Investigators say 53-year-old Jeremy Gray was shot and killed by his stepbrother on Dotson Ave. off Scenic Hwy. just after 10:00 p.m. last night. They haven't determined what caused the shooting, but believe it could have happened in self-defense. The alleged shooter called 911 and remained on-scene until deputies arrived.

    The shooting is still under investigation.

  • Man accused of hiring hit on murder trial witnesses

    Updated: 6:33 AM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities charged a man for agreeing to be a hit man for his friend who is behind bars awaiting a murder trial, arrest documents show. Christopher Smith, 22, was arrested by Baton Rouge Police recently. Police say Smith was involved in a murder for hire plot... (More)
  • One dead, multiple shot at numerous crime scenes Tuesday night

    Updated: 6:24 AM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE- One person was shot dead and at least three others wounded by bullets in a series of shootings late Tuesday evening. First, Baton Rouge Police were called to two shooting scenes involving three people off Staring Lane. One person was hit on Avis Avenue. A block away,... (More)

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  • Man booked for January killing

    Man booked for January killing

    Updated: 11:47 PM 4/15/2014

    PLAQUEMINE- Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies transferred a man into their jail Tuesday night and charged him with the murder of a man whose body was found in a sugar cane field earlier this year. Mark Roy, 44, was arrested near Lafayette earlier in the day. He is charged with... (More)

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