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  • Man arrested for kidnapping now faces rape charges

    February 10, 2015 12:08 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A man accused of a January aggravated kidnapping in Livingston Parish now faces an additional charge of aggravated rape, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. The new charge will be added to the charges from Jan. 24 of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated kidnapping of a child... more »
  • Gonzales store manager accused of embezzlement

    October 14, 2014 2:57 PM

    GONZALES- Police have arrested a 40-year-old St. Amant woman on allegations she embezzled more than $200,000 over nearly six years from a Gonzales furniture store where she had been the manager. Police say Shannon Denyse Desira changed payroll records at the Big Ben Rent World furniture store, eliminated deductions from... more »
  • 2 teachers post bond, accused of having sex with student

    October 2, 2014 2:43 PM

    GRETNA - Two Destrehan High School teachers accused of having group sex with a student have posted $7,000 cash bonds and been released from custody. Kenner police Sgt. Brian McGregor says 32-year-old Shelly Dufresne and 24-year-old Rachel Respess left the Jefferson Parish jail early Thursday. They are accused of having... more »
  • Family accused of running $100,000+ Medicaid scam Play Video

    June 4, 2014 10:37 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Authorities arrested eight people accused in a Medicaid scam that swindled the state out of more than $100,000. Latesha Taylor, 33, and her mother, Martha Taylor, 56, own and operate Majestic Home Care Services in Donaldsonville. The two are accused of running a scheme that included illegal... more »
  • Woman accused of tossing shoe at Clinton released

    April 11, 2014 3:05 PM

    LAS VEGAS- Authorities say a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a Las Vegas speech has been freed after being given a misdemeanor disorderly conduct summons. Prosecutors said Friday that 36-year-old Alison Michelle Ernst was freed by Las Vegas police after being questioned by... more »
  • Woman, daughters accused of theft at shelter

    September 24, 2013 8:56 AM

    BELLE CHASSE- A Belle Chasse woman and her two daughters are accused of theft from the Plaquemines Animal and Welfare Society's Belle Chasse shelter. The Times-Picayune reports 41-year-old Denise McCoy Manger, 19-year-old Tori Michelle Manger and 23-year-old Tawny Colleen Manger turned themselves in on Monday. Authorities says Denise Manger confessed... more »
  • Woman accused of DWI twice in less than 24 hours

    June 3, 2013 10:52 AM

    SLIDELL - Police in Slidell arrested a woman they said was caught driving drunk twice in less than 24 hours this weekend. Slidell Police said two of their officers stopped the same woman, 26-year-old Marjorie Portier of Carriere, Miss., early on Saturday morning and then again early Sunday. ... more »
  • Three accused of filing false Medicaid claims

    May 17, 2013 12:01 PM

    ZACHARY - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office announced three Zachary women have been arrested and charged with filing false Medicaid claims. Investigators said the three women, all personal care attendants, filed timesheets claiming they were working with Medicaid recipients at the same time they were actually working for another... more »
  • Shreveport contractor accused of selling marijuana

    April 18, 2013 8:58 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Shreveport contractor has been arrested after law enforcement officers reportedly found large quantities of suspected marijuana and other illegal drugs on his property. The Times reports authorities say a search of Billy Gale Keckler's home on Tuesday led to the discovery of an estimated 12 pounds of marijuana beneath... more »
  • FBI: Miss. man arrested, accused in ricin letters

    April 17, 2013 7:03 PM

    OXFORD, Miss. - A man in Mississippi has been arrested and accused of sending letters with suspected ricin poison to President Barack Obama and other leaders. FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, was arrested Wednesday. Authorities still waited for definitive tests on the letters... more »
  • Ex-sheriff's deputy accused of role in killing

    April 1, 2013 3:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has been indicted on charges he engaged in a scheme to kill a man to prevent him from reporting the deputy's alleged theft and misuse of his debit card. A 60-count federal indictment unsealed Monday charges the former deputy, Mark Hebert,... more »
  • Man accused of burning child with heater

    March 19, 2013 8:37 AM

    WEST MONROE- Deputies say a 22 year-old West Monroe man was booked at Ouachita Correctional Center after being arrested on several charges, including burning his 3-year-old child with a space heater. Authorities tell The News-Star Vincent Tyler Froust allegedly threw a woman on a bed and choked her while their... more »
  • Sheriff: Pineville woman confesses to casino theft

    March 11, 2013 3:51 PM

    PINEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Pineville woman after they said she admitted to stealing thousands from the truck stop casino she used to work for. St. Landry Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested Tabitha McKee, 33, on suspicion of stealing around $68,000 from the casino. Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said... more »
  • Pet salon owner accused of slamming, choking dogs

    February 22, 2013 3:47 PM

    SLIDELL - Police accused a Slidell pet salon owner Friday of slamming and choking dogs in her care in order to discipline them. Slidell Police arrested Christina Stewart, 42, in suspicion of aggravated cruelty to animals after a joint investigation with the city's police and animal control divisions. ... more »
  • Teacher accused of raping mentally challenged teen

    February 14, 2013 2:12 PM

    SHREVEPORT- A 33 year-old teacher in Caddo Parish is under arrest for raping and sexually abusing a mentally challenged 17 year-old student. Authorities say Jeremy Pierce, who teaches at Port City Christian Academy touched the girl inappropriately many times on school grounds, texting her to call her out of... more »
  • Man accused biting off ear lobe pleads not guilty

    February 14, 2013 9:05 AM

    STAMFORD, Conn.- A Connecticut man accused of biting off his cousin's ear lobe and swallowing it during a fight over loud music has pleaded not guilty to assault and other charges. Twenty-seven-year-old Emilio Mendoza, of Stamford, was arraigned Wednesday in Stamford Superior Court and ordered held on $50,000 bail. The... more »
  • Ex-Mass. chemist in drug lab case heads to court

    February 4, 2013 9:06 AM

    SALEM, Mass.- A former Massachusetts chemist accused of faking test results at a state drug lab faces her sixth arraignment. Annie Dookhan is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on an obstruction of justice charge in Salem Superior Court. She is charged with falsely claiming she holds a master's degree in... more »

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