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  • Troopers make $200,000 pot bust on I-12

    Troopers make $200,000 pot bust on I-12

    Updated: 9:08 PM 12/22/2014

    HAMMOND - State Police arrested a man accused of moving drugs between Texas and Georgia during a stop on I-12 Monday. Troopers said they stopped a truck near the Hammond Square exit and found 200 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle. Authorities said a K9 from the Tangipahoa Parish... (More)
  • Christmas Tree mishap burns Baton Rouge home

    Christmas Tree mishap burns Baton Rouge home

    Updated: 8:41 PM 12/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters believe an electrical malfunction between some Christmas lights and the electrical socket at a home in the Broadmoor area sparked a fire Monday evening. Emergency crews were dispatched to a house on Carolyn Sue about 5 p.m. They found the family's Christmas Tree in the... (More)
  • BMW recall expands

    BMW recall expands

    Updated: 7:54 PM 12/22/2014

    NEW YORK- BMW agreed to expand its recall of driver's-side air bags to the entire U.S. at demands from the government. It will affect 140,000 BMW-3 Series cars made between January 2004 and August of 2006. BMW calls it a "voluntary improvement campaign" instead of a recall. The company... (More)
  • 30-year-old cold case solved

    30-year-old cold case solved

    Updated: 7:48 PM 12/22/2014

    TOLEDO, OHIO- A 30-year-old cold case of murder is solved with a man pleading guilty to beating, raping and nearly decapitating a woman. Andrew Gustafson admitted to involuntary manslaughter and rape charges and he got 15-years in prison. He is from Michigan and at one time lived outside Toledo,... (More)
  • Person of interest arrested after Zachary shooting

    Updated: 6:59 PM 12/22/2014

    ZACHARY - Police arrested a man they're calling a person of interest during their investigation into a drive-by shooting that left two people injured. Police arrested Deandre Singleton on multiple bench warrants for other crimes and are speaking to him about the shooting. The shooting happened just after... (More)
  • Rape victims say police treated them poorly

    Updated: 6:50 PM 12/22/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two women in Denham Springs said they were treated poorly by police after they were raped by a group of men Saturday night. The women said the night was supposed to be a date, but it ended horrifically when they were taken to an empty house... (More)
  • Mom makes emotional plea for son's safe return

    Updated: 6:43 PM 12/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of a missing four-year-old boy who vanished Saturday afternoon made an emotional plea to anyone who knows anything about her child's whereabouts. "This is not like him," Brittni Clark said. "He's clingy. He sticks to me and to wonder off and leave like that,... (More)
  • Judge OKs Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol

    Judge OKs Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol

    Updated: 5:38 PM 12/22/2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A federal judge says Oklahoma's lethal injection protocols are constitutional and that the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates early next year. U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot on Monday ruled against a group of condemned inmates who say the state's use... (More)
  • Woman pleads guilty to tossing daughter from moving vehicle

    Woman pleads guilty to tossing daughter from moving vehicle

    Updated: 5:19 PM 12/22/2014

    WINNSBORO - A Franklin Parish woman could spend 28 years in jail after pleading guilty to what prosecutors called a "heinous crime." The News-Star reports 24-year-old LaSasha Allen entered a guilty plea last Thursday to a charge of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. According to the Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office,... (More)
  • Police canvas neighborhood for missing 4-year-old

    Updated: 4:59 PM 12/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Local, state, and federal authorities are now assisting in the search for a 4-year-old boy who went missing in Baton Rouge over the weekend. Members of the FBI, Attorney General's Office, and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children joined Baton Rouge Police, the East Baton... (More)

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