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  • Police arrest man accused of shooting Tulane medical student

    November 23, 2015 1:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they've arrested a man accused of shooting a medical student who stopped an apparent kidnapping. Police spokesman Tyler Gamble says in a brief news release that police and federal marshals arrested 21-year-old Euric Cain of New Orleans at a house late Monday... more »
  • Pierre Part woman arrested for running Facebook scam

    November 23, 2015 11:50 AM

    PIERRE PART - Sheriff’s deputies in Assumption Parish say they’ve arrested a woman on credit card fraud charges after an investigation revealed she was behind a multi-state online scam. Deputies took 32-year-old Latisha Landry, of Pierre Part, into custody on Sunday and booked her into Assumption Parish Detention Center... more »
  • Driver accused of fourth offense DWI in deadly Erwinville hit-and-run Play Video

    November 20, 2015 9:50 AM

    ERWINVILLE - A suspected drunk driver is facing charges of vehicular homicide and fourth offense DWI after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Erwinville that left the other driver dead Friday morning. It happened around 5 a.m. on LA 620 at LA 983. Law enforcement identified the... more »
  • Second arrest made in Duplantier murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 18, 2015 10:32 PM

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Police arrested a second suspect in connection with the high-profile kidnapping and murder of a Baton Rouge couple this week. Baton Rouge Police charged 48-year-old Frank Garcia with the kidnapping and murder of Denis and Suzanne Duplantier. Police said the Florida man was arrested without incident.... more »
  • Man arrested, connected to video vowing to kill Quebec Arabs

    November 18, 2015 11:40 AM

    MONTREAL - Montreal police have arrested a man in connection with a video posted on YouTube showing someone threatening to kill an Arab person in Quebec every week. Police spokesman Andre Leclerc says the man was arrested Wednesday morning. The person in the video brandishes what looks like... more »
  • Men accused of trying to get drugs into Avoyelles jail

    November 18, 2015 7:06 AM

    MARKSVILLE - State police have arrested two Opelousas men accused of trying to funnel drugs into the Avoyelles Correctional Center through work-release inmates. Officials at the state-run facility in Cottonport had contacted troopers on Friday about the attempt to get drugs and drug paraphernalia inside. In a news release, Master... more »
  • Laplace man arrested after distributing child porn to undercover detective

    November 17, 2015 4:04 PM

    LAPLACE - Sheriff’s deputies in Plaquemines Parish announced the arrest of a man accused of distributing child pornography to an undercover detective. 27-year-old Matthew Guillory, of Laplace, was arrested at his home by members of the Attorney General’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which includes members of... more »
  • Baton Rouge man charged with distribution of child porn

    November 17, 2015 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested a man after an undercover operation revealed he was using the web to distribute child pornography from his Baton Rouge home. On Sept. 15, a detective with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and a member of the... more »
  • 8 lbs of pot found after wreck, police chase across two parishes

    November 13, 2015 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A police chase through two parishes ended with a mangled three-vehicle wreck and the arrest of a man carrying eight pounds of marijuana Friday afternoon. A man being chased by a West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy caused a chain-reaction crash when deputies said he ran... more »
  • Mother charged after giving infant son bourbon in bottle

    November 11, 2015 6:39 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Authorities say an Arkansas mother has been charged with child endangerment after giving her 10-month-old son bourbon in a bottle. KATV-TV reports that 28-year-old Lori Sheppard told police she was trying to relieve her teething infant's pain. Sheppard said she's already given him infant... more »
  • Shreveport firefighter arrested for indecent behavior

    November 11, 2015 6:24 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport firefighter has been arrested on various charges including indecent behavior with a juvenile In a news release, Louisiana State Police said 35-year-old Brian Garza was arrested after he facilitated a meeting with what he believed to be a 13-year-old child and her mother for a... more »
  • Second arrest made in N. 31st St. murder

    November 11, 2015 9:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities said they arrested a second man wanted in connection with the shooting death of a man on North 31st Street late last month. 28-year-old Marcus Gillard was wanted for second degree murder. Baton Rouge Police detectives linked Gillard and two other suspects, 19-year-old Dyshun Winns and 23-year-old... more »
  • Man arrested on sexual battery charge after strip club struggle

    November 10, 2015 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man on sexual battery charges in connection with an incident that happened at Baton Rouge’s Penthouse Club last month. 56-year-old Thomas Henning was taken into police custody Tuesday after authorities received statements from the strip club’s manager, housemother and the involved employee. ... more »
  • Officers in Alabama police arrest video identified

    November 10, 2015 2:45 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Authorities have identified three Alabama police officers who were placed on paid administrative leave after videos showed them using a stun gun and a baton to break up a post-football game party. Tuscaloosa police Chief Steven Anderson on Tuesday identified the officers as James Kent, Phillip... more »
  • Woman with gun in purse arrested while entering courthouse

    November 10, 2015 8:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office says a woman trying to enter a courthouse was arrested after a deputy spotted a handgun in her purse. Local news organizations report 29-year-old Nadia Williams was arrested Monday on a charge of illegal carrying of a weapon. Deputies... more »
  • East Baton Rouge Parish sets Dec. 5 amnesty day

    November 10, 2015 4:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Anyone with outstanding misdemeanor warrants and traffic tickets in East Baton Rouge Parish can settle their affairs with the courts during an amnesty day scheduled Saturday, Dec. 5. Judges and law enforcement will gather at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center on Gus Young Avenue. District... more »
  • Mother arrested after allowing child to fall from countertop

    November 9, 2015 2:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of a child that was taken to a Baton Rouge area hospital with serious head injuries was arrested Friday. 45-year-old Toni Mckines was booked into the parish prison on a charge of second degree cruelty to juveniles. Police responded to the Pediatric Emergency... more »
  • Deputies arrest man accused of burglarizing multiple carwashes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 9, 2015 12:35 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff’s deputies in Ascension Parish said they arrested a man believed be behind the burglary of several area carwashes over the weekend. 53-year-old Hubert Bourgeois was taken into custody Sunday night after deputies responded to reports of burglary at Galvez Carwash in Ascension Parish. Deputies were... more »
  • Bond set at $1M for Marksville officers accused of killing child

    November 9, 2015 12:07 PM

    MARKSVILLE - A judge set a bond of $1 million each for two Marksville law enforcement officers who face murder charges for shooting and killing a 6-year-old child during a police pursuit last week. Derrick Stafford, 32, of Mansura, and Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, of Marksville face charges of... more »
  • Slidell Police bust Craigslist thief

    November 9, 2015 11:44 AM

    SLIDELL - A woman in Slidell was busted by an undercover police officer after she tried to sell a stolen cell phone on Craigslist last weekend. 19-year-old India Carmouche was booked on charges of possession of stolen property and resisting an officer Sunday. Carmouche came into possession of... more »
  • Arrest made in connection with N. 31st St. shooting

    November 6, 2015 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a man wanted in connection with the shooting and killing of a man on North 31st Street late last month. 19-year-old Dyshun Winns was wanted for second degree murder. Winns and two other suspects, 23-year-old Alexander Brock and 28-year-old Marcus Gillard,... more »
  • Denham Springs shooting suspect in custody

    November 6, 2015 5:27 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff’s deputies in Livingston Parish said they arrested a man who was wanted following a shooting that happened during an attempted armed robbery earlier this week. 23-year-old Cullen Pitre was taken into custody Friday. Two men, Justin Slinker and Derek Tauzin, were already taken into custody... more »
  • LSU student accused of photographing teens showering in campus dorm

    November 6, 2015 3:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU student with a previous arrest for several counts of child pornography possession was arrested again last week after authorities reviewed new evidence that indicated he had photographed teenaged girls in his campus dormitory. 18-year-old Andrew Easterly was booked on charges of two counts of... more »
  • Florida man arrested after pouring gasoline on truck in B.R. motel parking lot

    November 6, 2015 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Florida man after he poured gasoline on a vehicle in a motel parking lot and caused a public disturbance as he tried to evade police by hiding at a nearby fast food restaurant. Deputies said they were dispatched to a motel located... more »
  • Man arrested for DWI after crashing into Scenic Hwy telephone pole

    November 6, 2015 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man accused of driving while intoxicated Thursday after he lost control of his pickup truck and crashed into a telephone pole on Scenic Highway. Investigators said 59-year-old Quention Lee was headed north in the 7000 block of Scenic Hwy around noon Thursday when... more »
  • Accused shooter arrested in pizza driver attack

    November 5, 2015 2:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the 17-year-old suspected of shooting a pizza delivery driver in Baton Rouge early last month. Baton Rouge Police accused Mark Shorter of armed robbery and attempted first-degree murder after his arrest Wednesday. Detectives said Shorter and three other people, 17-year-old Kendell Allen, 17-year-old... more »
  • Thibodaux Police seize $39,000 worth of pot after Wednesday arrest

    November 5, 2015 12:21 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police is Thibodaux say they seized just over $39,000 worth of high grade marijuana after they arrested a man Wednesday night. 21-year-old Kaleb Bruce, of Golden Meadow, was booked on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, improper lane usage, driver not... more »
  • 18-year-old clocked at 101 mph says he was late for class

    November 3, 2015 4:48 PM

    CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire authorities say an 18-year-old clocked at traveling 101 mph on Interstate 93 south near Concord told police he was late for class. A state trooper observed a pickup truck traveling much faster than the posted 55 mph speed limit Tuesday morning. The truck decelerated... more »
  • Man arrested after leading police into Ponchatoula during high speed chase

    November 3, 2015 12:36 PM

    PONCHATOULA - State Police say they have taken a man into custody after he led troopers on a high speed chase near Ponchatoula early Tuesday. State Trooper Dustin Dwight told WWL-TV that 42-year-old Keith Wood's vehicle was disabled near the intersection of 3rd and East Pecan streets, which is... more »
  • Ala. man charged with attacking BRPD officers, drug possession

    November 2, 2015 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested an Alabama man after officers said he grew violent after a traffic stop and attacked them. Investigators said they also found drugs in 42-year-old Jerry Holley's vehicle after his arrest Sunday evening. Baton Rouge Police said an officer tried to pull Holley over... more »
  • Student accused of threat to teacher

    November 2, 2015 3:57 PM

    BAKER - Authorities arrested a Baker High School student after police said he threatened to attack an assistant principal at the school Monday. Baker Police charged 18-year-old Devonte Walker with assault on a teacher, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace after his arrest Monday morning. Police said the... more »
  • BRPD report arrest in connection with Osceola Street shooting

    October 30, 2015 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives reported the arrest of a man wanted in connection with a shooting that took the life of a 24-year-old man earlier this month. Baton Rouge Police issued a warrant for the arrest of 18-year-old Tyler Pointer Tuesday. On Friday, they announced he had been taken... more »
  • Prairieville man arrested for fifth offense DWI

    October 30, 2015 1:48 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff’s deputies with the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Prairieville man for his fifth DWI offense following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon. 58-year-old Alois Guepet III was driving a 2004 Ford F-250 around 2 p.m. on Oct. 28 when he was pulled over for swerving and... more »
  • Kenner gymnastics coach arrested for video voyeurism, child porn

    October 30, 2015 11:12 AM

    KENNER - Kenner police have booked a 43-year-old gymnastics coach with video voyeurism and possession and production of child pornography Lt. Brian McGregor says police arrested Brian Townsend Thursday after executing a search warrant at his home. McGregor says images and videos of female juveniles engaging in sex acts were... more »
  • Livingston Parish man arrested for contractor fraud, theft

    October 29, 2015 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General’s Office says a Livingston Parish contractor has been arrested for theft, fraud and forgery. 46-year-old James Brewer, of Denham Springs, was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with one count each of felony theft, residential contractor fraud and forgery. He was booked into... more »
  • BRPD: Man choked, punched stroke victim girlfriend

    October 29, 2015 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a man accused of punching and choking his live-in girlfriend at his Virginia Street residence Wednesday night. 59-year-old Alvin Franklin was booked into EBR Parish Prison on charges of cruelty to the infirm and domestic abuse battery. Police responded to the... more »
  • Officer dressed as homeless man catches drivers using phones

    October 28, 2015 8:52 AM

    BETHESDA, MD.- A Maryland police officer went undercover dressed as a homeless man to catch people who were using their phones while driving. Cpl. Patrick Robinson went undercover Tuesday morning equipped with a police radio and a body camera. He held a sign that read, "I am not homeless. I... more »
  • Man determined to be habitual offender sentenced to 60 years

    October 28, 2015 8:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge man with no less than 18 arrests and four felony convictions has been sentenced to 60 years in prison as habitual offender. The stiff sentence that 42-year-old Cornelius Wilson received from state District Judge Tony Marabella prompted prosecutor Dana Cummings to dismiss pending drug-related... more »
  • 14-year-old to face terrorizing charges for Hammond school threat Play Video

    October 27, 2015 9:49 AM

    HAMMOND - Authorities said Tuesday that a 14-year-old in Hammond will face terrorizing charges for a threatening social media post. Hammond Police Chief Roddy Devall and Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards said they believe the boy made the post as a prank, but will have to face the consequences... more »
  • Sex offender booked with violent attack against teen

    October 23, 2015 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a 31-year-old overnight Friday in connection with a violent attack against a 15-year-old girl earlier this week. Robert Jacobs, 31, was booked on charges of sexual battery and rape. Police said he tied up and gagged the girl. She was found in woods near... more »
  • Loaded gun found in 4-year-old's bookbag

    October 23, 2015 2:30 PM

    AMITE - Police said a 4-year-old boy brought a loaded handgun to school in Amite Friday, and both his parents were arrested as a result. Amite City Police Chief Jerry Trabona said nobody was hurt or threatened by the gun, which was taken by a teacher. According to... more »
  • Attempted murder suspect arrested of N. I-110 chase

    October 22, 2015 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a man accused of an early September shooting on Adams Avenue after a vehicle pursuit that started on North I-110 Wednesday. 26-year-old John Sterling was booked on charges attempted first-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, aggravated flight and resisting an officer.... more »
  • Man in custody accused of kidnapping, murder of Baton Rouge couple

    October 21, 2015 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said in a Wednesday morning press conference that law enforcement has a man in custody accused of kidnapping and strangling a Baton Rouge couple to death. Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie said 42-year-old Ernesto Llerena Alonso, of Baton Rouge, was found in South Florida... more »
  • Woman accused of shipping prescription drugs from BR UPS Store

    October 20, 2015 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Task force agents arrested a woman accused of distributing Schedule IV narcotics from a Baton Rouge UPS Store. 44-year-old Elizabeth Haynes was booked on one count of distribution of Schedule IV narcotics in the form of clonazepam following a joint investigation carried out by a task... more »
  • Slidell teens arrested after making online threats

    October 20, 2015 1:22 PM

    SLIDELL - A pair of students have been arrested for making threats involving the use of firearms against three other students in Slidell. The arrests follow threats made on social media by the teens, aged 13 and 14 years old, against other students at Clearwood Junior High School. ... more »
  • Ex-boyfriend, brother arrested in Bogalusa woman's death

    October 19, 2015 5:10 PM

    COVINGTON - The ex-boyfriend of a Bogalusa woman whose body was found in a burned-out vehicle near the village of Sun is in custody in connection with her death as is his brother. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says 53-year-old Gary Lee Harris was booked Monday with the... more »
  • New arrest made in pizza delivery shooting

    October 16, 2015 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a second suspect this week accused in a robbery and shooting involving a pizza delivery driver. Baton Rouge Police booked 17-year-old Kendell Allen into the parish jail overnight on charges of attempted second-degree murder and armed robbery. The shooting and robbery happened on... more »
  • Couple pleads guilty to distributing heroin aboard warship

    October 15, 2015 3:59 PM

    NORFOLK, Va. - A Connecticut couple has pleaded guilty to distributing heroin aboard a Virginia-based aircraft carrier. Donald McManus and his wife, Breanna McManus, entered a guilty plea in federal court in Norfolk on Thursday. Court records say Donald McManus was an active duty sailor assigned to the... more »
  • Student accused of hitting teacher, deputy over sunflower seeds

    October 15, 2015 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A sheriff's deputy arrested a 17-year-old student in East Baton Rouge Parish Wednesday after the deputy said the girl scratched her teacher, stole the teacher's phone and hit the deputy during a confrontation. The sheriff's office charged Tytiana Jones with battery of a school teacher and... more »
  • Customs agents: Traveler hid cocaine in oil, vinegar bottles

    October 14, 2015 11:43 AM

    NEW YORK - Law enforcement officials say a passenger arriving at New York's Kennedy Airport had 11 pounds of liquid cocaine packed into oil and vinegar bottles. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the cocaine was found Oct. 5 when Andres Josue Leal Valle arrived with three suitcases and a... more »
  • Florida man gets 3rd DUI while riding motorized wheelchair

    October 13, 2015 6:26 PM

    PALM BAY, Fla. - A Florida man was arrested Monday night for driving under the influence and obstructing traffic. Not an unusual occurrence in the Sunshine State, unless you consider the man's chosen mode of transportation: a motorized wheelchair. 54-year-old Ronny Scott Hicks was riding the personal transportation device... more »
  • BRPD: Man told wife 'I'm going to kill you and your kids'

    October 13, 2015 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man during a domestic abuse investigation in which officers said they also found three emaciated dogs belonging to the suspect. BRPD accused 32-year-old Bobby Rogers of domestic abuse battery, aggravated assault with a firearm and cruelty to animals after his arrest... more »
  • 'Bomb' on social media leads to arrest

    October 13, 2015 11:22 AM

    B ATON ROUGE- Authorities arrested a man after he made threatening phone calls and videos where he claimed to have explosive devices. Authorities say Dean Hebert, 35, called a man and left a voicemail saying it was 'a great day to die.' Hebert also visited the victim's workplace and... more »
  • Zachary mother accused of beating nine-year-old daughter

    October 12, 2015 2:25 PM

    ZACHARY - Police said they arrested a woman accused of beating her nine-year-old daughter with a belt. The Zachary Police Department said 32-year-old Catrice Bocard was booked on a charge of cruelty to juveniles following the incident. Investigators said they responded to a residence on Avenue G in... more »
  • Man arrested on Southern campus for driving with parking boots attached

    October 9, 2015 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University Police arrested a man outside of the campus student union after he caused a disturbance and then resisted arrest for trying to drive his car with parking boots attached. 18-year-old La’Quincy Stewart was taken into custody and booked on charges of two counts of... more »
  • Man booked on cyberstalking charges following breakup

    October 9, 2015 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police arrested a man accused of cyberstalking and harassing a woman after she broke up with him. Christian Williams, 24, was booked on charges of cyberstalking, video voyeurism and improper telephone communications. LSU Police said they received a call from the victim, stating that... more »
  • Teen arrested in pizza delivery shooting

    October 9, 2015 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a 15-year-old boy has been arrested for their involvement in the robbery and shooting of a pizza delivery driver earlier this month. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said tips called in by concerned citizens led to the teen's arrest. BRPD said on Oct. 1 the... more »
  • Deputies make cockfighting bust in St. Martin Parish

    October 9, 2015 10:29 AM

    BREAUX BRIDGE- Sheriff's deputies say three St. Martin Parish residents have been arrested for cockfighting. Investigators with the sheriff's office received information about suspected cockfighting at a home in Breaux Bridge. Following an extensive investigation into the allegations, investigators obtained and executed a search warrant Thursday afternoon. While searching the... more »
  • Owner of Gonzales bar arrested for operating without permit

    October 7, 2015 5:33 PM

    GONZALES - Alcohol and Tobacco Control agents and Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man accused of operating a bar without a valid state alcohol permit. An ATC agent went to Weber City Bar, located on Weber City Road in Gonzales, after the agency received a complaint concerning... more »
  • Third arrest made in BR-based national financial fraud scheme

    October 6, 2015 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office announced the arrest of a third person Tuesday in connection with national financial fraud scheme that resulted in the theft of more than 300 identities and more than $5 million in fraud. 26-year-old Jessica Clements-Batiste faces charges of racketeering and criminal conspiracy... more »
  • Homeless man arrested for obscenity in BREC park

    October 6, 2015 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a man accused of masturbating while sitting on a bench in a neighborhood park on Monday afternoon. Deputies said they responded to the scene at the Antioch BREC park, located at 6229 Antioch Blvd., around 2 p.m. after they received reports... more »
  • Police: Child, dogs removed from filthy Thibodaux home

    October 5, 2015 7:02 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police in Thibodaux say a child and 17 dogs have been removed from a home where investigators said the living conditions were deplorable. Two adults now face child desertion charges. Three others at the same address were cited for cruelty to animals and related charges. All received... more »
  • Siding business owner accused of fraud check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 5, 2015 3:33 PM

    BAKER - Authorities accused a siding business owner Monday of swindling several elderly Baker residents out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Baker Police Chief Mike Knapps said his officers arrested 63-year-old Tanweer Bhatti, owner of Southern Siding Company, for fraud and theft of assets from aged persons. ... more »
  • Georgia man arrested after pawning video game console filled with drugs

    October 5, 2015 11:34 AM

    MOULTRIE, GA - Police said a man was arrested after a pawn shop found crystal meth inside an old video game console the man tried to sell. WALB-TV reports Jared Fournier was charged with possession of methamphetamine after the pawn shop found the stash of drugs and contacted authorities.... more »
  • Man accused of wielding butcher knife in Winbourne Avenue robbery

    September 29, 2015 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man accused of robbing a woman while armed with a butcher knife on Winbourne Avenue last Friday. 24-year-old Floyd Stevens, Jr. was booked on a charge of armed robbery after he was identified in a police line up by the victim. Police... more »
  • Mother accused of abuse, cruelty to 9 kids check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 28, 2015 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge woman after officers said she abused one of her nine children and forced them to sleep together in one room with no beds. Officers charged 27-year-old Leticia Brothers Saturday with abuse, cruelty to juveniles, criminal neglect and encouraging neglect or delinquency... more »
  • State: 50th arrest in statewide tax fraud crackdown

    September 28, 2015 12:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue says a Gretna tax preparer is the 50th person arrested in statewide tax fraud crackdown. The department says Joyce Gaines of Harvey and two of her employees were booked last week with wire fraud and filing or maintaining false public records.... more »
  • Clerk's scandal the talk of town check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 25, 2015 6:27 PM

    PORT VINCENT - A former clerk's arrest and accused theft of more than $16,000 is the talk of town Friday in the Village of Port Vincent. Brandi Deaton faces charges of felony theft, injuring public records and malfeasance in office after investigators said she stole thousands of dollars from Port... more »
  • Houma woman arrested on sexual battery of juvenile charges

    September 24, 2015 5:18 PM

    HOUMA - Sheriff's deputies in Terrebonne Parish said they arrested a Houma woman on sexual battery charges Wednesday morning. 27-year-old Misti Carrere was taken into custody by after law enforcement received an anonymous tip that indicated her whereabouts inside of an apartment on Friendswood Drive. The investigation into... more »
  • Second arrest made in elaborate fraud scheme

    September 23, 2015 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a second person in connection with an elaborate financial fraud scheme involving more than 300 cases of identity theft and more than $5 million in fraud according to the Attorney General's Office. AG Buddy Caldwell said 64-year-old Brenda Taylor of Carencro was arrested late... more »
  • Woman accused of leaving infant in alley

    September 22, 2015 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge woman after officers said she recently abandoned her infant in an alley. According to arrest records, police charged 19-year-old Miochia Paul with child desertion and arrested her on Sept. 21. The arrest affidavit said BRPD officers were called to 10210... more »
  • Police reviewing response to Muslim boy with clock at school

    September 18, 2015 6:01 PM

    DALLAS - Police in suburban Dallas are reviewing how officers responded to a 14-year-old Muslim boy who brought a homemade clock to school that was mistaken for a possible bomb. Irving Police Chief Larry Boyd said Friday that officers were justified Monday in questioning and handcuffing Ahmed Mohamed at MacArthur... more »
  • Denham Springs couple charged with 250 counts of crimes against nature

    September 18, 2015 4:10 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An undercover online child pornography sting has led to the arrest of a Livingston Parish couple on hundreds of charges. Minton and Nina Morris are charged with 250 counts of crimes against nature, as well as several drug charges. Minton Morris also faces charges for... more »
  • Wyoming couple faces charges in 16-year-old son's alcohol death

    September 17, 2015 5:31 PM

    EVANSTON, Wyo. - A Wyoming couple are charged with involuntary manslaughter after authorities say they tried to teach a 16-year-old a lesson by encouraging him to drink and he died of alcohol poisoning. Joseph M. Richardson and Paulette L. Richardson, from the town of Urie in southwestern Wyoming, are... more »
  • Official: Friend of Charleston church shooter arrested

    September 17, 2015 5:20 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - An official says a friend of the white man who shot nine black churchgoers to death has been arrested. The official close to the investigation spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because they were not authorized to talk publicly about the case. It's not immediately... more »
  • BRPD arrest two after standoff

    September 16, 2015 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two men in Baton Rouge after a series of events Wednesday afternoon, including a standoff with the police Special Response Team. Cpl. Don Coppola said Bencrell Williams was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, while Albert Curry was charged with resisting arrest and... more »
  • White House says Texas teen 'failed' by teachers

    September 16, 2015 3:59 PM

    IRVING, Texas - The White House says a 14-year-old Muslim boy was "failed" by his Texas teachers who thought a clock made by the teen was possibly a bomb. White House press secretary Josh Earnest called the episode involving Ahmed Mohamed a "teachable moment." Earnest's comments followed a... more »
  • Hammond man arrested in connection with Saturday shooting

    September 16, 2015 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office says investigators have arrested a Hammond man in connection with a shooting that hospitalized a man last weekend. 26-year-old Lamarkcus Green was wanted by the Hammond Police Department for attempted murder and car theft. Investigators say Green is suspected of shooting... more »
  • Muslim boy, 14, arrested for making clock mistaken for bomb

    September 16, 2015 11:24 AM

    IRVING, Texas - Police detained a 14-year-old Muslim boy in North Texas after a high school teacher decided that a homemade clock he brought to class could be a bomb. Ahmed Mohamed, who enjoys tinkering with electronics, proudly took the clock to MacArthur High in Irving on Monday. ... more »
  • Cheer coach facing more charges after story of first arrest

    September 15, 2015 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies added additional sex charges to the ones a cheer coach already faced. Jason Galjour was booked into jail for a second time Tuesday. The most recent arrest stems from a new victim who said she decided to come forward after seeing the story of Galjour's... more »
  • Gun recovered after man found hiding in bushes

    September 15, 2015 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man they believe was lying in wait with a weapon outside the home of his girlfriend Monday night. Marlon Morris was arrested after running from police and charged with attempted murder, resisting an officer and aggravated assault with a firearm. Morris was booked... more »
  • Man dressed as Power Ranger charged with pointing fake gun

    September 10, 2015 6:33 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Authorities say a Florida man dressed as the Red Power Ranger was arrested near a Tampa public pool following reports that he pointed a gun at someone and made a threatening statement. Police say officers responded to a 911 call at the Bobby Hicks Pool Thursday... more »
  • Car chase passenger in custody on drug charges; driver still at large

    September 8, 2015 12:58 PM

    GONZALES - Police said the passenger of a vehicle involved in a car chase last Friday is in custody on drug charges, and they're still searching for the driver. The passenger of the vehicle, Ahmad Johnson, was booked on charges of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, possession of... more »
  • LSU student booked for attack at frat house

    September 7, 2015 8:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A student at LSU faces charges for attacking a woman at a fraternity house, arrest documents indicate. Michael Long, 18, was booked into parish prison over the weekend on second degree battery charges. The incident happened at the Kappa Alpha fraternity house on the night of... more »
  • Man accused of smuggling cocaine in WBR

    September 4, 2015 2:12 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a New Orleans man this week for trying to smuggle cocaine through the West Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies charged 47-year-old Jules George with cocaine possession and two traffic violations after his arrest Thursday. A sheriff's office spokesperson said deputies stopped... more »
  • Corrections officer accused of raping inmate at BR hospital check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2015 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a state corrections officer wanted in connection with the rape of an inmate who was taken to the hospital back in May. The corrections officer, 58-year-old Michael Gaiter, was booked on charges of aggravated rape and malfeasance in office Wednesday. Investigators... more »
  • Man arrested for using Facebook Messenger to sext 16-year-old girl

    September 3, 2015 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of using Facebook chat to send inappropriate images to a 16-year-old girl back in April. 36-year-old Ryan Tumey was arrested Thursday and booked on a charge of indecent behavior with juveniles. According to the arrest report,... more »

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