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  • 'Operation Wild Wild East' in New Orleans: 111 drug arrests

    January 30, 2015 11:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Law enforcement officials in New Orleans are calling it "Operation Wild Wild East." A joint federal, state and local police operation that targeted violent drug offenders in eastern New Orleans has resulted in 111 arrests. Officials also said the operation resulted in the seizure of numerous... more »
  • Demerit badge? Troop leader accused of stealing from scouts

    January 29, 2015 11:14 AM

    OAKS, Pa. - According to authorities, this scoutmaster might deserve a demerit badge. Police say a Pennsylvania troop leader stole more than $10,000 from her Cub Scout pack and Girl Scout troop. Heather Belford was arrested Wednesday on charges including theft and receiving stolen property. She is free on $5,000... more »
  • Man accused of molesting 11-year-old girl

    January 28, 2015 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused a Baton Rouge man this week of molesting an 11-year-old in his care while the girl's mother wasn't home. Police arrested 35-year-old Edward Humphrey Jr. Tuesday on charges of molestation of a juvenile and sexual battery. Investigators said the 11-year-old victim told them... more »
  • Residents praise sheriff's office alert system Play Video

    January 27, 2015 5:34 PM

    GONZALES - Residents in Ascension Parish praised their sheriff's office's actions after a man wanted in Georgia broke loose from a deputy trying to arrest him last night. Deputies re-arrested the man, Ricardo Rodriguez, Tuesday afternoon. He's wanted for sex crimes out of Georgia. The sheriff's office said Rodriguez... more »
  • Arrest made in connection with Alaska Street shooting

    January 27, 2015 1:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting on Alaska Street last month. Tyronn Collins, 21, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force on a warrant issued by BRPD investigators on Tuesday. According to law... more »
  • New Orleans man sentenced to 30 years for carjacking

    January 26, 2015 5:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans man with "REDRUM" - murder spelled backward - tattooed across his forehead has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for carjacking a 68-year-old woman in a Metairie parking lot 15 months ago and being a habitual offender. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports 38-year-old Daryle Guillot... more »
  • Las Vegas-area arrest in 1988 NW Louisiana homicide

    January 26, 2015 12:52 PM

    BENTON - Sheriff Steve Prator says a 62-year-old man is being held in Nevada, awaiting extradition hearings in the 1988 murder of Claudell Staten in northwest Louisiana's Caddo Parish. He says Henry Robinson was arrested last week in the Las Vegas area. Prator says U.S. marshals took Robinson into custody... more »
  • Fugitive task force catches murder suspect

    January 26, 2015 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A fugitive task force arrested an East Baton Rouge man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting last month in the city-parish. U. S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force members located 22-year-old Aljerard Warner at a home on East Black Oak Drive Monday morning in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Man accused of child porn in undercover operation

    January 23, 2015 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement accused a 54-year-old Kaplan man of distributing child porn over the internet Friday. Investigators arrested Gary Creed after an undercover operation where authorities said he was caught sharing videos and images of child porn. The investigation involved the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit,... more »
  • Port Allen couple arrested on child abuse charges

    January 23, 2015 3:04 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A mother and her boyfriend are behind bars Friday after their arrest yesterday in Port Allen based on accusations that they beat their 6-year-old boy on six different occasions. The child's mother, 29-year-old Nina Harper, and her live-in boyfriend, 28-year-old Matthew Barrow, were taken into custody... more »
  • St. Thomas More teacher accused of sex with student

    January 22, 2015 6:00 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A St. Thomas More High School teacher has been arrested, accused of having sex with a student. The Advertiser reports 27-year-old Joshua Krieg, of Lafayette, was booked Wednesday for carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Bond was set at $40,000. It was unknown if he has an attorney. Lafayette... more »
  • BRPD foils attempted pharmacy burglary

    January 21, 2015 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man accused of breaking into a pharmacy with the ultimate goal of stealing oxycodone pills on Tuesday. Curran Tyler Johnson, 23, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a charge of attempted simple burglary of a pharmacy after officers apprehended him... more »
  • Analyst Greg Anthony suspended after solicitation charge

    January 17, 2015 11:13 AM

    WASHINGTON - Greg Anthony has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest on solicitation charges. A spokeswoman says "Greg Anthony will not be working again for CBS this season." District of Columbia police say the CBS basketball analyst and former NBA player has been arrested and charged with soliciting a prostitute.... more »
  • Woman accused in prison tax fraud scheme

    January 16, 2015 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities filed charges against a New Orleans woman who's accused of filing false state tax returns for a number of people, including some prison inmates. Investigators charged Thelma Jean Lee with multiple felonies for filing 38 faked tax returns and getting thousands of dollars in refunds... more »
  • 15 arrested in Belgium terror sweep

    January 16, 2015 4:50 AM

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgian authorities say more than a dozen people have been detained in Belgium and two arrested in France in an anti-terror sweep following a firefight in which two suspected terrorists were killed. Eric Van der Sypt, a Belgian federal magistrate, said Friday that a dozen searches had... more »
  • Woman accused of cyberstalking, defaming judge

    January 15, 2015 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested a woman accused of defaming and cybserstalking a judge who was presiding over a child custody custody case in which she was involved. Investigators said they were contacted by an EBR Family Court Judge on Jan. 8 who... more »
  • Man accused of being driver in Walnut St. shooting

    January 15, 2015 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused a man of being the getaway driver in Baton Rouge's first murder of the year. Police arrested 20-year-old Brandon Coleman Tuesday on charges of being an accessory to first-degree murder. Detectives said witnesses saw Coleman driving the shooter away from the scene in the... more »
  • Gonzales Police bust man accused of vehicle burglaries

    January 14, 2015 12:50 PM

    GONZALES - Police reported on Wednesday the arrest of a man wanted in connection with several recent vehicle burglaries in Ascension Parish after an officer on routine patrol spotted the suspect in a Gonzales hotel parking lot. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, Paul Anthony Grego Jr. was... more »
  • Selfie leads to arrest in stolen money clip case Play Video

    January 13, 2015 4:28 PM

    GONZALES - Detectives said a "selfie" posted on the internet helped them identify and arrest a man suspected of stealing a money clip in Ascension Parish. Gonzales Police charged 29-year-old Rashad Bridges of Darrow with felony theft this week. Police said Bridges stole the clip on Dec. 2... more »
  • Man accused of trying to set mistress on fire

    January 12, 2015 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a 79-year-old man Saturday accused of attempting to set his mistress on fire after she told his wife about their lengthy affair. According to the arrest report, Carlos Garrido told detectives that he poured a flammable liquid on the woman before he... more »
  • Arrest in Assumption Parish homicide case

    January 10, 2015 5:59 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Assumption parish deputies say they found bags of evidence when they arrested a man for murder Saturday. The SWAT team and detectives arrested Anthony Ayrow, 30, at his home in Napoleonville for shooting and killing Gordon Jones Sr., 63. Jones was found at his house in Labadieville... more »
  • Attorney confident mother won't see trial in son's death Play Video

    January 7, 2015 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Brittni Clark, the mother accused of negligent homicide in her son's drowning death, bonded out of jail late Tuesday evening on a $10,000 bond. Her attorney is upset she spent time in jail, accused of neglecting her child the day he fell into an abandoned sewer hole... more »
  • Abbeville High teacher accused of sex with student

    January 7, 2015 4:03 PM

    KAPLAN - An Abbeville High School teacher has been arrested after allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student. The Advertiser reports Nicholas Willis has been charged with carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams says Willis is in in the Kaplan City Jail on a $200,000... more »
  • Arrest made in 2010 double murder

    January 6, 2015 11:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they arrested a man in connection with murdering two people back in October 2010. Officials say Ahmad Murphy, 29, was arrested Tuesday night for the killings of Alton Spears, 31, and Johnny Kelley, 56. The murders happened behind a group home... more »
  • Man found passed out in drive-thru charged with 4th DWI

    January 6, 2015 12:04 PM

    CUT OFF - A man was charged Sunday with a fourth-offense DWI after deputies in Lafourche Parish found him sleeping behind the wheel of his pickup truck in the drive-thru lane of a fast food restaurant in Cut Off. According to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office, 50-year-old Trent Callais... more »
  • Saints sack leader Galette arrested in domestic disturbance

    January 5, 2015 11:13 AM

    KENNER - New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette has been arrested in a domestic violence case in which a woman says her face was scratched and her ear bloodied after an earring was ripped off. Police say Galette is being booked on misdemeanor simple battery stemming from the disturbance at... more »
  • Man accused of seventh DWI

    December 30, 2014 4:36 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Louisiana State Police troopers charged a Denham Springs man with seventh offense DWI after a traffic stop early Tuesday morning. Troopers and Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies said they stopped 46-year-old Efremzimbalist Randle around 2 a.m. after getting a report he was driving erratically on I-10 West. ... more »
  • Attempted murder suspects arrested

    December 28, 2014 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested two men for their suspected involvement in a shooting in Baton Rouge. It happened on Washington Avenue not far from Memorial Stadium. Gregory Gustave, 19, and Joshua Harris, 19, were arrested after robbing two men at gun point and shooting one of... more »
  • More charges filed against Jena man for timber theft

    December 24, 2014 3:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State agriculture officials say two more felony timber theft charges have been filed against a Jena man. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says 39-year-old James Ainsworth was arrested last Friday for theft of just over $14,600. The new charges make a total of eight theft... more »
  • Man accused of raising pit bulls for dogfighting

    December 23, 2014 12:29 PM

    BAKER - Police accused a Baker man this week of raising more than a dozen pit bulls at his home for dogfighting purposes. Baker PD charged 49-year-old Eugene Grayer with possession of dogs for fighting and being a felon in possession of a firearm after a search of his... more »
  • Police arrest man accused of 2 armed robbery attempts

    December 22, 2014 4:50 PM

    WALKER - Police said they arrested a man accused of at least two armed robbery attempts of fast food restaurant drive-thrus in Walker and Denham Springs earlier this month. Joshua Brooks, 24, was arrested on Dec. 8 following an investigation by Walker Police following an attempted armed robbery of... more »
  • Deputies: Woman, 72, slapped over Facebook snub

    December 19, 2014 6:54 AM

    SEMINOLE, FL - A 27-year-old woman is accused of slapping a 72-year-old woman who denied her friend request on Facebook. Rachel Anne Hayes became angry on Wednesday when the woman said the Facebook name she uses is inappropriate. Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies say the woman told Hayes she would accept... more »
  • Warrants issued in Saints ticket scheme

    December 18, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An arrest warrant has been issued for a 28-year-old accused of acting as a ticket broker and selling Saints football tickets but never providing the tickets. Matthew Alexander Dunn faces felony theft and issuing worthless checks charges, according to documents obtained by WBRZ News 2. The warrants... more »
  • Two accused cow thieves behind bars

    December 18, 2014 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men accused of stealing three cows are behind bars following an investigation by the Louisiana Livestock Brand Commission determined they tried to sell the cows at a livestock auction in Kinder, Louisiana. Allen Tyler Meylian, 20, of Kinder and Jacob Chance Constance, 23, of Lake... more »
  • Police: drug trafficking operation busted in college neighborhood Play Video

    December 18, 2014 2:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A house in a quiet neighborhood of mostly college students was a cover for a drug trafficking operation, police said in court documents relating to the arrest of Sittipong Jitarun, 31. Jitarun was arrested Thursday at his house in Nicholson Lakes after a search turned up... more »
  • Salvation Army bell ringer arrested in Mississippi

    December 17, 2014 12:20 PM

    GULFPORT, MS - Gulfport police say a Salvation Army bell ringer who reported a man ran off with her kettle of cash just as she was finishing her shift has been arrested for lying about the incident. Police Chief Leonard Papania says in a news release that 23-year-old Michelle Shantel... more »
  • Port Allen man accused of soliciting murder

    December 16, 2014 11:16 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Louisiana State Police Detectives along with several other law enforcement agencies said they arrested a Port Allen man on Tuesday morning accused of asking a man to kill two people for him in Pointe Coupee Parish. The arrest of 37-year-old Tommy Joe Gioele came after a... more »
  • Accused drunk driver crashes into house, knocks off foundation

    December 15, 2014 12:28 PM

    PIERRE PART- A Hammond man was arrested and charged with a 3rd offense DWI Friday night after his vehicle ran off the road, crashing into a house with such force that the building was knocked off of its foundation. According to Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputies, Joseph Marcus Dabadie, 23,... more »
  • Wanted man arrested for sex charges

    December 15, 2014 10:48 AM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish said they arrested a man wanted for indecent behavior with juveniles along with other violent charges after a traffic stop in Hammond last Saturday. Tyrone Kenneth Reine, 47, of Hammond was identified and taken into custody by deputies after he was pulled... more »
  • Gonzales man arrested on 31 counts of child porn

    December 15, 2014 10:35 AM

    GONZALES - A joint law enforcement operation led to the arrest of a Gonzales man on 31 counts of possessing child porn, according to the Office of Attorney General "Buddy" Caldwell. 55-year-old Everett Carter was taken into custody without incident last Thursday and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail... more »
  • LP residents busted in Gonzales Walmart theft

    December 15, 2014 8:55 AM

    GONZALES - Police arrested two people they say shoplifted from the Gonzales Walmart late last month. Sarah Bourgeois, 27, turned herself in after investigators released security footage of the duo walking into the store. She is a resident of Livingston. Police were able to track down 27-year-old Michael Hankins... more »
  • Mother and daughter arrested for meth possession

    December 10, 2014 4:32 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A mother and daughter were arrested on drug charges including possession of crystal meth after patrolling deputies pulled them over for only having one working headlight on Tuesday night. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said detectives were conducting the traffic stop when... more »
  • 2 students accused of attacking teachers arrested

    December 10, 2014 3:54 PM

    DARROW - Two students are behind bars Wednesday evening after they were arrested based on accusations that they each attacked a teacher within hours of each other earlier today at the Ascension Parish Alternative School. Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said the first of the separate incidents occurred when... more »
  • 3 arrested in Prairieville pot bust

    December 4, 2014 12:13 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Narcotics detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office made a total of three arrests and recovered a supply of marijuana after an extended investigation of Prairieville residence on Tuesday. Detectives were able to obtain search warrants from a judge that granted investigators permission to search a home... more »
  • BR man accused of 14 business burglaries

    December 3, 2014 4:07 PM

    SLIDELL - Authorities said a Baton Rouge man caught in Mississippi is being accused of multiple business burglaries around St. Tammany Parish. Investigators arrested Gary Howes, 54, early Wednesday in Tallulah, Miss. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office 14 stores around Mandeville, Slidell, and unincorporated parts... more »
  • Police: Man used McChicken sandwich as weapon

    December 3, 2014 12:23 PM

    DES MOINES, IA - An Iowa man was arrested Tuesday after he reportedly used a McDonald's McChicken sandwich as a weapon against his pregnant wife, according to law enforcement. Police said Marivin Tramaine Hill II, 21, told them that he threw the poultry-based sandwich at his wife "because he... more »
  • Casino worker accused of taking photos in restroom

    December 2, 2014 5:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An employee of Harrah's New Orleans is accused of taking a cellphone picture of a patron's private parts inside the men's restroom at the casino. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports that 35-year-old Jeremiah Johnson, of Harvey, was booked with video voyeurism. It carries a penalty of one to five... more »
  • Couple in custody over teen weighing 40 pounds

    December 2, 2014 4:22 PM

    ANDERSON, IN - Police have taken into custody the wife of a man who was arrested after his mentally disabled 15-year-old granddaughter was taken to an Indianapolis hospital weighing less than 40 pounds. Anderson police Detective Joel Sandefur says the girl is in critical, life-threatening condition. Authorities jailed the 58-year-old... more »
  • Man accused in 2008 cold case of strangled woman

    December 2, 2014 2:56 PM

    NEW IBERIA - The Iberia Parish sheriff says a 60-year-old man arrested in Missouri is the suspect in a 2008 murder of a 61-year-old woman strangled in her New Iberia home. A first-degree murder warrant has been issued for Keith Leleux in connection with the death of Judy Landry, found... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Husband talks about protecting wife from kidnapper Play Video

    December 1, 2014 10:16 AM

    GONZALES - A woman was rescued by her husband and other family members after a man tried to kidnap her from her driveway, deputies in Ascension Parish said. The incident, where the suspect was pistol-whipped by the men who knew the victim, happened Sunday. The department released the information... more »
  • 16 arrested as demonstrations return to Ferguson

    November 29, 2014 10:26 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Authorities say a sixteenth person was arrested during an overnight protest near the Ferguson police station. St. Louis County Police spokesman Shawn McGuire says only one of those arrested is from the St. Louis area and that eight are from New York City. McGuire says 15 people... more »
  • Man arrested after pointing banana at deputies

    November 27, 2014 12:28 PM

    GRAND JUNCTION, CO - A Colorado man is behind bars after he pointed a piece of fruit at two sheriff's deputies on Sunday and pretended it was a gun. Nathan Channing, 27, was locked up in Mesa County Jail on a felony menacing charge after he pointed a banana... more »
  • ATC office worker fired, arrested after thefts

    November 26, 2014 5:36 PM

    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 »
  • Accused fountain thief busted

    November 25, 2014 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies arrested a man they believe is responsible for a series of bizarre thefts that have targeted homes and lawn and garden stores. Christopher Fatheree, 28, was arrested on a list of charges related to burglaries last week. His alleged crime spree has him in jail on... more »
  • Lafayette man arrested in benefits fraud

    November 25, 2014 5:56 AM

    LAFAYETTE - State police say a 47-year-old Lafayette man, who collected more than $83,000 in disability benefits, is accused of operating two businesses out of his home at a time when he claimed he had no income. During their investigation, state police say it was discovered that 47-year-old Alan Jude... more »
  • Man charged with stealing timber

    November 25, 2014 3:05 AM

    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 »
  • LPSO cracks down on drugs during roundup Play Video

    November 21, 2014 4:21 PM

    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 »
  • Iowa man held after arrest near White House

    November 20, 2014 4:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - An Iowa man arrested in Washington after the Secret Service found a hunting rifle, ammunition and a knife in his car parked near the White House will stay in jail for now. A judge on Thursday ordered R.J. Kapheim, of Davenport, held until a Friday hearing. He has... more »
  • Traffic stop leads to four drug, weapons arrests

    November 20, 2014 8:52 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish deputies say they found weapons and drugs in a car after stopping it for illegally parking in a handicapped space. John Johnson, 43, was behind the wheel. According to deputies, he had several warrants for failing to appear in court. When they searched the car,... more »
  • Man arrested near White House had gun in car

    November 19, 2014 3:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Secret Service arrested a 41-year-old Iowa man one block from the White House today after a search of his car uncovered a rifle and ammunition, law enforcement officials confirmed to ABC News. The man, R.J. Kapheim, from Davenport, Iowa, approached a uniform division officer on the... more »
  • Traveler arrested in enormous heroin bust on I-12

    November 18, 2014 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 26-year-old man was arrested after deputies said they found him transporting 15 pounds of heroin stuffed inside fire extinguishers in the luggage area of a bus. Juan Vasquez was charged with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of schedule 1 heroin. Vasquez is from McAllen,... more »
  • Man accused of attempted rape, home invasion

    November 17, 2014 3:18 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish said they arrested a man on Sunday accused of attempted rape after he gave a woman a ride home from a local watering hole, locked her in her own home and began to disrobe in her living room. The victim told detectives... more »
  • Maine teen charged with naked break-ins

    November 17, 2014 12:09 PM

    FALMOUTH, ME - Police say an 18-year-old Maine man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into two homes while naked, at about the same time his own home was destroyed in a fire. Logan Valle faces charges including burglary, theft and attempted theft. Police allege Valle forced his way into... more »
  • Fire chief arrested for having pot

    November 14, 2014 3:16 AM

    GRAND ISLE - The Jefferson Parish sheriff says the Grand Isle fire chief was among 20 people arrested after an undercover operation into drug use on the remote barrier island and recreation spot on the Gulf of Mexico. Fire Chief Aubrey "T-Black" Chaisson was arrested Thursday morning and booked with... more »
  • LSP: Alabama fugitive arrested in Denham Springs

    November 12, 2014 6:04 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State police reported the arrest Wednesday of a third suspect wanted on multiple charges after they fled from troopers Tuesday. The third individual, 21-year-old Christopher Barnwell of Elberta, Ala. was spotted by an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy who was on his way to work... more »
  • NYC to stop many small-time marijuana arrests

    November 10, 2014 4:54 PM

    NEW YORK - Thousands of people carrying small amounts of marijuana may no longer be arrested or face criminal charges under a policy city officials announced Monday, marking a significant shift in how the nation's biggest city approaches policing pot. Instead of being arrested on misdemeanor charges that carry potential... more »
  • Police arrest man found passed out at hotel

    November 10, 2014 12:56 PM

    BAKER - Police said they arrested a man at a Baker hotel after housekeepers found him passed out in a room filled with drugs and drug paraphernalia. Staff from the Main Street hotel called Baker firefighters first after they entered the room and found 32-year-old Brandon Chaney unresponsive in... more »
  • Man accused of lewd acts in parking lot

    November 7, 2014 2:16 PM

    GONZALES - Police charged a Prairieville man with obscenity after they said he was caught performing lewd acts in a Gonzales parking lot. Gonzales PD arrested Derick Moran, 24, on Oct. 30 after receiving complaints he was performing sexual acts in his car while a witness was trying to... more »
  • Feds: Silk Road sequel leads to California arrest

    November 6, 2014 10:35 AM

    NEW YORK - Authorities in New York say a California man has been arrested for starting a spinoff version of the Silk Road website, enabling more than 100,000 people to buy and sell illegal drugs. Blake Benthall has been arrested in San Francisco. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharar said Thursday that... more »
  • Demolition crews start work at historic Cohn High Play Video

    November 4, 2014 5:55 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The battle over the demolition of an historic high school in West Baton Rouge Parish came to a dramatic conclusion Tuesday morning with several passionate defenders of the aging institution making a final effort at staving off the bulldozers. Project Manager Chris White said the West... more »
  • 2 juveniles accused of arsons

    November 4, 2014 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Arson investigators arrested two juveniles Tuesday in connection with a pair of fires at vacant houses in Baton Rouge this week. Firefighters arrived at the scene of the first fire at 4:50 p.m. last Sunday in the 2000 block of Bond Street. Investigators said they suspected... more »
  • Police plan to jail injured driver who killed 2

    November 1, 2014 12:03 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE, La. - State Police say they intend to arrest a man who struck three girls walking to school, killing two. In a Friday news conference, troopers said that 32-year-old Jeremy Abraham was driving twice the speed limit when he hit the girls Thursday morning on a Breaux (BROH)... more »
  • Seatbelt check leads to pot bust

    October 31, 2014 3:36 AM

    THIBODAUX - Authorities in Lafourche Parish say a search of a car stopped at a seatbelt checkpoint resulted in the discovery of more than $2,000 worth of marijuana. Lafourche Sheriff Craig Webre says that the seatbelt checks were conducted Wednesday on Louisiana Highway 316. He says that when officers stopped... more »
  • Woman in zombie costume charged twice with DWI

    October 29, 2014 2:59 PM

    GATES, NY - Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party. Police in the town of Gates tell the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that 26-year-old Catherine Butler, of... more »
  • Man accused of DWI after hit and run that injured 2

    October 28, 2014 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police said a man will face DWI and other charges after a Sunday night hit and run that sent two people to the hospital, according to Louisiana State Police. Law enforcement reported that the crash happened on Gardere Lane south of GSRI Avenue shortly... more »
  • 'Hello Kitty' arrested on drunken driving charge

    October 28, 2014 11:11 AM

    GORHAM, ME - Police say a Maine woman who was pulled over while wearing a Hello Kitty costume was arrested on a drunken driving charge. Gorham police say officers stopped 37-year-old Carrie Gipson, of Westbrook, at about 2 a.m. Sunday because she driving in the wrong lane. They say she... more »
  • Hotel spa masseur booked with sexual battery

    October 28, 2014 5:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans masseur is accused of sexual battery on a woman during a session at the Ritz-Carlton spa, where massages cost $145 to $275. Thirty-year-old Charles J. Russo's bond was set Monday at $75,000. He remains in the Orleans Parish jail. It was not clear whether... more »
  • Elderly man faces cockfighting charges

    October 28, 2014 3:37 AM

    MARRERO - A 76-year-old Marrero man is accused of cockfighting and of mistreating 44 chickens. Armando Alvarez was booked with one count of cockfighting, 44 of cruelty to animals and 40 of aggravated cruelty to animals. The arrest report says Jefferson Parish Animal Control told deputies that animals were inhumanely... more »
  • Drunk driver crashes into tailgating trailer

    October 27, 2014 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish said they arrested a man accused of driving while drunk after he crashed his truck into a tailgating party trailer while still on LSU's campus after Saturday night's game. The wreck happened shortly after 11 p.m. on Nicholson Drive... more »
  • Bond set for ex-Sorrento mayor following child porn arrest

    October 27, 2014 9:51 AM

    SORRENTO - A judge set bond for the former mayor of Sorrento who was arrested Thursday and charged with 40 counts of possessing child porn. Wilson Longanecker, Jr.'s bond is set at $1,025,000. In addition to the child porn charges, the former mayor is also charged with one count... more »
  • Donaldsonville man arrested on multiple drug charges

    October 23, 2014 2:44 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A man who narcotics detectives in Ascension Parish have been able to buy marijuana and cocaine from over the past four months, is now behind bars. Just before midnight Wednesday, detectives searched the Donaldsonville home of Romel Julien and found a large quantity of cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and... more »
  • Accused WH intruder had been arrested there before

    October 23, 2014 6:32 AM

    WASHINGTON - This isn't the first time the man who was arrested outside the White House yesterday was in that situation. Records show that Dominic Adesanya was also charged with unlawful entry at the White House complex in late July. A court document says he told an officer that a... more »

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