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  • Woman takes burglary investigation into her own hands, suspect arrested at BR hospital Play Video

    April 25, 2018 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman has been on a year-long mission to catch the person who broke into her storage locker and took some of her belongings. Latoya Carrier took matters into her own hands by finding the man and helping deputies make an arrest. She's been studying criminal... more »
  • Sheriff: Double shooting, murder was over someone 'mean muggin''

    February 10, 2018 10:22 PM

    MARINGOUIN - Two people are now in jail following an unusual, deadly shooting in this rural community earlier this month. The double shooting killed Christopher Carter, 26, and injured a second person on Church Street near Mayer Street. Larry West, 38, of Baton Rouge, was arrested and charged... more »
  • Man accused of falsely renting rooms, getting deliveries

    December 19, 2017 10:59 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Authorities say a former hotel clerk is accused of using information obtained through his job to fraudulently rent rooms and receive food deliveries. News outlets reported that on Friday 28-year-old Delvin Darrell Raphiel used a friend's information to setup a hotel honors account, and reserved rooms in 2017.... more »
  • Doctor accused of sexual misconduct won't be prosecuted, district attorney says

    December 15, 2017 12:58 PM

    PONCHATOULA – The district attorney won't take a local doctor to trial over allegations of sexual misconduct. Dr. Gregory Allen was arrested earlier in the fall on one count of sexual battery and two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery. At the time, authorities only said the crimes were committed... more »
  • New Mexico man stabbed friend over lack of beer

    December 7, 2017 2:33 PM

    LAS CRUCES, N.M.— A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he stabbed a friend over a lack of beer. News outlets reports 23-year-old Isaac Avalos was arrested late Saturday following a fight with his friend who suffered multiple, non-life-threatening stab wounds. According to police, Avalos... more »
  • Man arrested for firing a weapon at Bayou Blue residence

    November 30, 2017 7:22 AM

    LAFOURCHE- Deputies from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man they say fired multiple rounds at a Bayou Blue residence Tuesday. The suspect was identified as 24-year-old Jeremy Robinson. Authorities said at around 3:35 a.m on Nov. 28, deputies responded to a report of multiple gunshots in... more »
  • Louisiana man accused of putting deputy in chokehold

    November 28, 2017 4:54 PM

    MARRERO- Authorities say a Louisiana man who put a sheriff's deputy in a chokehold has been arrested. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Jason Rivarde tells NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune 29-year-old John Haaff is charged with several offenses including battery of a police officer with injury. An arrest report says... more »
  • Deputies: Mother threw infant at father's feet during fight

    November 28, 2017 12:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Authorities say a Louisiana mother threw her infant son at his father's feet, fracturing the baby's skull. Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports the infant's father said he had been arguing with 24-year-old Heidy Rios, of Terrytown, when she threw the 3-week-old baby at his feet and uttered an expletive,... more »
  • Arrest made in mid-June beating death

    November 23, 2017 12:07 PM

    SHREVEPORT- A Louisiana man is facing murder charges after the investigation into the death of a man who was injured back in June. News outlets report 54-year-old Marvin Davis, of Shreveport, was arrested Tuesday in the death of 56-year-old Guy Bernard. He faces a charge of second-degree murder. Jail... more »
  • Accused sex offenders arrested on more than 500 counts of child pornography

    November 22, 2017 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Authorities have arrested two men on numerous counts of child pornography charges. According to a release from Attorney General Jeff Landry's office, both men are registered sex offenders. Jonathan Michael Ruiz, 36, was booked on 550 counts of possession of sexual abuse images/videos of children under... more »
  • Fugitive arrested after being caught burglarizing storage unit

    November 21, 2017 8:07 AM

    LAFOURCHE PARISH- Deputies from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man after he allegedly burglarized a storage unit at an apartment complex. The suspect was identified as 34-year-old Patrick Price. Authorities learned that Price had multiple outstanding warrants. He now faces new charges stemming from the incident. ... more »
  • Man arrested for forcing his way back into mall after being banned

    November 20, 2017 8:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities said an intoxicated man was detained by a Mall of Louisiana security guard after previously being banned from the building. The incident took place on Sunday. The man was identified as Jon Bass II. The security guard told officers from the Baton Rouge Police Department... more »
  • Fast-food worker faces jail time for putting bodily fluids on burger

    November 10, 2017 12:05 PM

    COLUMBUS, MS- A former fast-food worker in Mississippi has been sentenced to a year in prison for wiping bodily fluids onto food she served a customer. WAPT News 16 reports that 19-year-old Sky Samuel pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating a state law that prohibits serving "unwholesome bread or drink,"... more »
  • Ex-cook at memory care center sentenced for raping resident

    November 10, 2017 8:43 AM

    MANDEVILLE- Authorities say a former cook at a Louisiana memory care center who was accused of raping a 78-year-old resident has been sentenced. North Shore District Attorney Warren Montgomery's Office told news outlets that 59-year-old Jerry Kan was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday. He was ordered to... more »
  • Man jailed days after criminal justice overhaul release in Louisiana

    November 9, 2017 2:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in a New Orleans suburb say a 24-year-old man released from prison under new criminal justice legislation was arrested five days later in connection with an armed robbery. A Kenner Police Department statement says Tyrone "Smokey" White of Kenner, was freed Nov. 2. He was... more »
  • DNA samples help identify suspect in 2014 burglary case

    November 9, 2017 12:56 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE- The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a man they say broke into a residence in 2014. The incident took place near Napoleonville on or about June 27, 2014. The victim told authorities she was asleep when she heard a door being pried open, the... more »
  • Dallas man arrested near White House after allegedly threatening to kill 'all white police'

    November 7, 2017 9:58 AM

    A man was arrested near the White House Monday for allegedly threatening to kill “all white police” at the residence. ABC News reports, the Secret Service was notified to be on the lookout for the man who had "reportedly traveled to Washington, D.C., for the purpose" of carrying out... more »
  • Kenner man indicted for arson and possession of a destructive device

    October 25, 2017 11:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A Kenner man accused of arson and possession of a destructive device has been indicted in federal court, according to a news release. Ryan Scott, 39, is charged with arson and possessing a destructive device, the release said. He is accused of setting a fire at... more »
  • March trial set for bribery charges against Kenny Matassa

    October 18, 2017 11:39 AM

    GONZALES – Embattled Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa will face bribery allegations at a March trial. The March 13 th date was set at a hearing Wednesday. Matassa was indicted on charges earlier this year. He is accused of offering a bribe to get a man running for... more »
  • Husband of Baton Rouge city executive killed couple's child in New Orleans Play Video

    October 17, 2017 11:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – The 18-month old child of a Baton Rouge city government employee was killed by the other parent, media outlets in New Orleans reported Tuesday morning. Police said a 45-year-old man confessed to stabbing and suffocating his child overnight after a message from God. The killing happened... more »
  • Affidavit says Gruver was targeted during alleged hazing incident Play Video

    October 11, 2017 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Arrest records from the LSU Police Department reveal that 18-year-old Max Gruver received the bulk of the punishment on the night of an alleged hazing incident which preceded his death. Phi Delta Theta pledges got messages telling them to show up to the fraternity house for... more »
  • Attempted car wash burglary suspect arrested

    September 27, 2017 9:29 AM

    ST. JAMES PARISH- Deputies from the St. James Parish Sheriff's Office arrested an individual who was wanted for attempted burglaries of an area car wash. The incidents took place at the Lutcher Car Wash. With the help of public response and through the course of their investigation, authorities... more »
  • Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

    September 25, 2017 3:14 PM

    NEW YORK - Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that may have impacted the 2016 presidential election. The former Democratic congressman from New York had faced up to 27 months in prison on Monday after... more »
  • Lafayette man arrested for father's murder

    September 23, 2017 7:45 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette man is in custody after a domestic dispute turned deadly. Twenty-five-year-old Damarkus Adams is accused of fatally shooting his father, 48-year-old John Adams, during an altercation. KATC-TV reports Lafayette police responded to a residence. in reference to a shooting at 10:15 p.m.... more »
  • Man arrested for shooting outside local club

    September 23, 2017 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly shooting another man outside a local club. According to the affidavit, 39-year-old Will Armstrong was apprehended after witnesses say they saw him shoot the victim outside the 21st Century Night Club near Scenic Hwy. When police... more »
  • Man attempts to flee from police custody while sitting in patrol vehicle

    September 20, 2017 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a man for illegal possession of a firearm and resisting arrest after an attempted escape from custody Wednesday. Officers from the Baton Rouge Police Department pulled Zedrick Thomas, 26, over while he was driving a grey Toyota Camry in the 5000 block of Washington... more »
  • Victim's family speaks out in wake of murder suspect's arrest Play Video

    September 19, 2017 8:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The arrest of suspected murderer Kenneth Gleason came as good news to the victims' families, but questions still remain. Since the morning the family found out their loved one, 49-year-old Donald Smart was shot multiple times on Alaska Street last Thursday, the family said it’s been... more »
  • Man arrested for threatening victim and law enforcement

    September 15, 2017 11:31 AM

    BELLE ROSE- A man was arrested for disturbing the peace after verbally threatening a victim and deputies. On Thursday, deputies from the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call where the victim said Darian Williams had threatened her with a brick. Deputies located Williams away from the... more »
  • Authorities searching for man accused of home improvement fraud

    September 15, 2017 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are searching for a man accused of home improvement fraud after failing to complete home repairs on a house damaged in the floods of August 2016. According to the arrest warrant, 55-year-old Glendon Wilkinson Sr. entered a verbal agreement with the 69-year-old victim and was... more »
  • 57-year-old man booked for sexual battery of juvenile

    September 14, 2017 3:03 PM

    THIBODAUX- A 57-year-old man has been arrested after he was accused of 'forcibly fondling' a juvenile in June. In August, juvenile detectives with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation after learning Kenneth McDonalds allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with a child under 15 years old. McDonald... more »
  • Man gets 20-year-sentence in Louisiana child porn case

    September 14, 2017 6:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal child pornography charge. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says 30-year-old Giorgio Cosenza of Gretna was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt. Cosenza also was ordered... more »
  • Four teenage attempted robbery victims arrested; allegedly lied to police

    September 13, 2017 5:42 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Four teenage attempted robbery victims were arrested after allegedly lying to police about details surrounding the incidents, according to Ponchatoula Police Department officials. Ponchatoula PD officials said they responded to a call from 18-year-old Nicholas Hanford of Ponchatoula, around 9:45 p.m. on August 18. Hanford allegedly told... more »
  • Man arrested with 36 bags of meth and stolen gun

    September 13, 2017 10:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A man accused of firing a stolen gun and possessing over 30 bags of meth has been arrested in Louisiana. News outlets report 40-year-old Jose Avila-Garcia was spotted firing a weapon in New Orleans on Saturday. New Orleans police said in a news release that responding... more »
  • NOPD officer suspended amid rape allegations

    September 13, 2017 2:43 AM

    KENNER - A New Orleans police officer is being accused of rape. Police in suburban Kenner say 28-year-old William Burford of Kenner was arrested Saturday. A police report quotes his accuser as saying he got atop her in bed while she was drunk and incoherent, though... more »
  • Woman arrested for sexually suggestive texts to 13-year-old girl

    September 12, 2017 11:35 AM

    ASSUMPTION- A woman has been arrested after she sent sexually suggestive text messages to a minor. The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint from a mother who said the suspect, identified as Alexis Blanchard, had contacted her daughter via text messages and made numerous sexually suggestive comments. ... more »
  • Former jail technician accused of bringing drugs for inmate

    September 12, 2017 7:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A sheriff's office in Louisiana has arrested a newly hired employee for allegedly trying to sneak drugs to an inmate accused of murder and robbery. News outlets report 22-year-old Tyler Materre was arrested Monday and charged with several offenses, including possession with intent to distribute marijuana and... more »
  • Area man gets high, falls asleep in drive-through line

    September 11, 2017 2:23 PM

    THIBODAUX - Officers in Thibodaux have arrested a man they say fell asleep in a drive-through early Monday morning. Authorities received a call about a car blocking a restaurant drive-through around 1:15 a.m. When they arrived, they discovered John Sewell, 37, asleep at the wheel. One of the... more »
  • Doctor pleads guilty in Oxycodone, money laundering case

    September 8, 2017 7:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A New Orleans physician has pleaded guilty to money laundering and illegally dispensing drugs. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says in a Thursday news release that 58-year-old Frederick Floyd had been arrested in July. Prosecutors said he illegally dispensed - and worked with others... more »
  • Woman escapes handcuffs, leads police on high-speed chase Play Video

    September 7, 2017 2:57 PM

    LUFKIN, Texas - After escaping from handcuffs, a woman led police on a high-speed chase that ended with her crashing a stolen police vehicle. The Lufkin Police Department released video of the incident Tuesday. Officers were called to a parking lot of an Ulta store concerning a possible... more »
  • Two suspects wanted for vehicle burglary and fraud

    September 6, 2017 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is seeking help from the public in identifying two individuals. The men are wanted for simple burglary and access device fraud. On August 27 at 3:20 a.m, the two suspects arrived at the Tiger Trax Exxon Gas Station in Erwinville, in... more »
  • Convent man sentenced to 15 years after indecent behavior with a juvenile

    September 6, 2017 10:16 AM

    CONVENT- A man charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile in 2014 was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor with credit for time served. On Tuesday, Jermaine White entered a guilty plea after an agreement with prosecutors. White was arrested in October 2014 for touching a 10-year-old... more »
  • Quick-thinking deputy slyly nabs bank robber Play Video

    September 1, 2017 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities said a quick-thinking sheriff's department dispatcher helped nab a suspect wanted in numerous robberies at monetary institutions across the Gulf Coast. Julius Frank was booked into jail Friday evening after detectives said he tried to hold up a check cashing business in the Coursey area... more »
  • Man arrested after beating pregnant wife, leading deputies on high-speed chase

    September 1, 2017 3:05 PM

    AMELIA - An area man is facing numerous charges after he kicked his pregnant wife in the stomach and led police on a high-speed car chase Thursday. The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint early Thursday morning concerning a fight involving several men in Amelia. At... more »
  • Authorities asking for help in identifying hit-and-run driver

    September 1, 2017 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a hit-and-run incident. The suspect is accused of striking a vehicle in the parking lot of Frank’s restaurant at 8353 Airline Highway on August 11. The suspect struck the driver side... more »
  • Bicyclist opens fire on Canonicus Street, charged with attempted second-degree murder

    August 31, 2017 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A local man is being charged with attempted second-degree murder for his role in a shooting that took place earlier this month. Authorities said that on August 20 at 2:25 p.m. the victim was driving his vehicle in the 2900 block of Canonicus Street at Osage Street... more »
  • Arrest made in connection with July Hilda Street shooting

    August 31, 2017 10:18 AM

    ST. MARTIN PARISH- An arrest was made in the case of a shooting that took place in July. Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Darren Livings for his connection in a shooting that occurred on Hilda Street July 18. Livings was booked into the St.... more »
  • Former Homer officer pleads guilty in insurance scheme

    August 31, 2017 9:56 AM

    SHREVEPORT- A former Louisiana police officer has pleaded guilty to his role in a vehicle fraud theft and insurance scheme. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook, in a news release, said 52-year-old Donald W. Malray entered the plea Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Hornsby to one count... more »
  • Man accused of sexually abusing five juveniles

    August 29, 2017 8:08 AM

    COVINGTON- Authorities say a Louisiana man is accused of sexually abusing five juveniles between 2012 and 2016 in a New Orleans suburb. District Attorney Warren Montgomery says 40-year-old Ross Patrick Bernard of Ponchatoula was arrested Dec. 2 in Virginia, but is now in the St. Tammany Parish jail. ... more »
  • Reward being offered for suspect in counterfeit money incident

    August 28, 2017 9:00 AM

    LAFOURCHE- A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information that will lead to the arrest of a man who tried to use a counterfeit bill at a truck stop. On August 18 around 10:15 a.m. deputies from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a Larose... more »
  • Arrest made in Swan Avenue shooting

    August 28, 2017 7:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A local man has been arrested and charged with multiple charges including attempted first-degree murder after an incident that took place in May. On May 12, two victims were exiting their residence to walk to their vehicle in the 1700 block of Swan Avenue when a man,... more »
  • Boy suffocates after mattress placed on crib to stop escapes

    August 23, 2017 12:42 PM

    MYERSTOWN, Pa.- A Pennsylvania couple was jailed on charges they tied and weighted down a mattress on top of their son's crib so he couldn't climb out, leading him to suffocate. Justin Dwyer, 29, and Courtney Stash, 28, were arraigned Wednesday on involuntary manslaughter and other counts in the... more »
  • Arrest made in weekend attempted murder shooting

    August 23, 2017 10:50 AM

    LAFOURCHE- After an almost fatal shooting over the weekend, a Bayou Blue man has been charged with multiple charges including attempted murder. Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Jared Walker, 37, after an incident that took place Sunday morning on Lacroix Drive. Deputies responded to the scene around... more »
  • Woman wanted in 2015 New Orleans killing arrested in Texas

    August 22, 2017 7:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A woman accused in a killing nearly two years ago has been arrested in Houston, the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Department said. Police say in a news release that Harris County, Texas, sheriff's deputies arrested 24-year-old Shanta Massey on Sunday. The arrest came after New Orleans investigators learned... more »
  • LSP Gaming Troopers investigates casino craps theft scheme

    August 18, 2017 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Investigators with the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division arrested a man suspected of cheating a Baton Rouge area casino out of approximately $56,000, and have secured warrants for two other men suspected in the scheme. The arrest and warrants are part of an investigation into... more »
  • Two men arrested on child porn charges

    August 18, 2017 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit arrested two Jefferson Parish men on over 400 counts of child pornography. Tyler Talazac, 18 of Terrytown, was arrested on 300 counts of possession of sexual abuse images/videos of children, one count of distribution of sexual abuse images/videos of children,... more »
  • Shreveport man convicted of child rape

    August 18, 2017 6:59 AM

    SHREVEPORT- A Louisiana man has been convicted for aggravated rape of a child under the age of 13. The Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office says 55-year-old Edward Keith Johnson faces a mandatory life sentence in prison, without the possibility of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. Sentencing is... more »
  • Third suspect arrested in connection to East Polk Street shooting

    August 17, 2017 12:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a third suspect in the June shooting death of a Baton Rouge man. Detectives say 24-year-old John Dunbar was arrested Wednesday evening. He was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, charged with second degree murder. Donald Wayne Ely was killed on June... more »
  • One of three suspects arrested in kidnapping, torture attack

    August 15, 2017 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have one suspect in custody in connection to a disturbing and violent attack that occurred in early August . According to an affidavit, Samuel Josea Smith Jr., was arrested on charges of false imprisonment, sexual battery, second degree battery and second degree kidnapping. On... more »
  • Florida man wrecks liquor store, blames it on caterpillar

    August 14, 2017 1:56 PM

    CRESTVIEW, Fla. - A Florida man arrested for destroying a liquor store under construction told police he was Alice in Wonderland and that a "hookah-smoking caterpillar" ordered him to attack the site. Crestview police said in a post on Facebook that Matthew Horace Jones is accused of breaking... more »
  • Deputies: Man arrested after acting obscene in window

    August 11, 2017 12:35 PM

    BELLE ROSE - A 26-year-old man was booked into jail in Assumption Parish after deputies said he exposed himself in the window of a mobile home in July. Cory L. Butler was charged with obscenity. Deputies said witnesses reported seeing Butler standing in the window of... more »
  • WANTED: Pair suspected of burglarizing vehicle with child in tow

    August 9, 2017 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are seeking two suspects accused of burglarizing a vehicle in the parking lot of the Our Lady of the Lake Emergency Room. According to the sheriff's office, the two were seen on surveillance video as they burglarized the... more »
  • Arrests made in connection with MS armed robbery

    August 9, 2017 10:03 AM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss.- Authorities say a man and woman have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery of a guest at a Mississippi hotel. The Sun Herald reports the robbery occurred at a Regency Inn on Sunday. Authorities say officers arrived at the hotel around 11 p.m. and spotted... more »
  • Enlarged text message font leads to child sex abuse arrests

    August 5, 2017 6:22 PM

    SAN JOSE, Cali. - Police arrested a man at a California airport after a woman on his flight spotted him text messaging about sexually molesting young children. According to the San Jose Police Department, officers received responded to the airport after they were tipped off by a woman from... more »
  • Deputies save suspect from drowning, then arrest him

    August 4, 2017 8:53 PM

    SLIDELL - Deputies in St. Tammany Parish arrested a man after a deputy saved him from drowning in a canal. Officials say detectives in the STPSO Narcotics Task Force were conducting an undercover operation in the parking lot of a restaurant when they saw the suspect in a vehicle... more »
  • Two injured in crash involving ATV

    August 3, 2017 9:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police responded to a crash involving an ATV and another vehicle that sent two people to the hospital. BRPD officers responded to the scene on Jones and Fairchild Streets around 7:15 p.m. According to investigators, two people riding on the ATV were injured after they... more »
  • Missing Donaldsonville man found safe

    August 3, 2017 4:44 PM

    UPDATE: APSO deputies say Eric Hathorn has been found safe and unharmed. DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish deputies are searching for a man, last seen nearly two weeks ago. Deputies say 39-year-old Eric Hathorn was last seen at a relative's residence in Donaldsonville about two weeks ago. A family... more »

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