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  • Mom talks about daughter's decision to fight attacker check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 9, 2015 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating a home invasion where a teen girl was assaulted in Baton Rouge Monday afternoon. A BRPD spokesperson said a 13-year-old girl was home alone on North Foster Drive when a man broke into the house and attacked her. The mother of... more »
  • Nearly two dozen killed in suicide attack on police station

    February 17, 2015 4:31 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Officials have raised the death toll in an attack on an Afghan police station, saying the assault killed at least 20 officers. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The assault Tuesday happened in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of Logar province, some 50 miles east of Kabul. There,... more »
  • Zimmerman arrested on aggravated assault charge

    January 10, 2015 10:37 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - Florida authorities say George Zimmerman has been arrested on an aggravated assault charge for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend. The Seminole County Sheriff's Office says Zimmerman was arrested last night in Lake Mary and is being held at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility.... more »
  • Police say girl taken from park and assaulted

    December 22, 2014 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police asked for the public's help Monday identifying a car involved in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a young girl in Baton Rouge. A BRPD spokesperson said on Dec. 13 a 7-year-old girl was playing at Gus Young Park when a man lured her over... more »
  • Police: Road rage driver attacks man with bayonet

    December 2, 2014 11:05 AM

    WEST SENECA, NY - A man has been charged with assault after state police say he sliced another motorist's face with a bayonet during a road rage encounter along a suburban Buffalo highway. Troopers say 26-year-old Bryan Cirbus of West Valley sideswiped another man's car Friday where Interstate 90 and... more »
  • Cowboys' Spillman subject of reported sex assault

    October 2, 2014 1:58 AM

    GRAPEVINE, TX - Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said Wednesday night that the alleged incident took place early the... more »
  • LSU reported sex crimes see big increase check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 1, 2014 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some crime at LSU saw a big jump last year as statistics released Wednesday show that sex crimes spiked during 2013. A combination of two theories is suspected by LSU Police to help explain why the number of sex crimes spiked on the state's largest college... more »
  • Teen accused in rape, robbery and shooting Play Video

    July 28, 2014 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Victims from a Sunday morning of terror in Baton Rouge are recalling what happened to them when they came face to face with Andre Young. Young is accused of raping, robbing and shooting people in Baton Rouge over a four hour window Sunday morning. It... more »
  • Senator seeks report on college sexual assault

    July 11, 2014 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans state senator is asking higher education leaders to compile a report detailing the numbers of sexual assaults reported on Louisiana's college campuses in the last five years. Sen. J.P. Morrell sent a letter Friday to Board of Regents Chairman Clinton "Bubba" Rasberry and the... more »
  • Israel escalates aerial offensive on Gaza

    July 10, 2014 4:26 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel- Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza, now in its 3rd day, hitting hundreds of Hamas targets as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets. Military spokesman Peter Lerner said Thursday that Israel struck more than 300 Hamas targets overnight, focusing on underground tunnel networks and... more »
  • Group booked following shooting at party

    July 2, 2014 9:19 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies have made several arrests following an investigation into a shooting at a party in Prairieville on June 28th. Investigators say a young woman held a party in the 15000 block of Daigle Rd. while her parents were out of town. It was supposed... more »
  • Singer Chris Brown expected in DC court

    June 25, 2014 3:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Singer Chris Brown is expected to be in Washington for a hearing on the assault charge he faces. Brown is scheduled Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court. Brown was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault in October, accused of hitting a man outside the W hotel. That man... more »
  • Police: Soccer star Hope Solo arrested in assault

    June 21, 2014 12:13 PM

    KIRKLAND, Wash. - Police say U.S. women's soccer star Hope Solo has been arrested at a suburban Seattle home for assaulting her sister and nephew. Officers say they responded just before 1 a.m. Saturday, after receiving a 911 call that a woman at the Kirkland residence was hitting people. Police... more »
  • EBRSO look for help IDing man accused of battery

    June 6, 2014 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives asked for the public's help Friday identifying a man who investigators said attacked and beat up an East Baton Rouge Parish store's employee recently. Sheriff's deputies said it happened on May 30 at a business in the southern part of the parish. Deputies said... more »
  • Officer attacked by dog during domestic dispute

    June 2, 2014 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said an officer was attacked by a dog after he arrested a man for home invasion Sunday. Officers said 27-year-old Justin Williams came to a residence at 5127 Washington Ave. to visit his children, but was told he could not visit them. Police said... more »
  • BRPD: man wielded box cutter in road rage fight

    May 16, 2014 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a man in connection with a road rage fueled box cutter assault on Wednesday. Officers said 18-year-old Kim Duy Nguyen was one of three men that pulled a delivery truck driver out of his vehicle at a red light and beat him.... more »
  • Ravens RB Ray Rice in courthouse on assault charge

    May 1, 2014 7:41 AM

    MAYS LANDING, N.J.- Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is in a New Jersey courthouse to face assault charges stemming from an incident with his then-girlfriend in an Atlantic City casino elevator. Rice, a former Rutgers star, arrived at court Thursday morning holding hands with the woman, now his wife.... more »
  • Sharper charged with sexual assault in Arizona

    March 12, 2014 2:11 PM

    PHOENIX- Police say former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has been indicted in Arizona on charges of sexual assault and administering dangerous drugs. The Tempe Police Department said Wednesday that a grand jury had indicted Sharper in sexual assaults committed on Nov. 21 in Tempe. No other details on the... more »
  • Pull the tooth

    February 7, 2014 7:50 PM

    ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA- A man was ordered to stand trial for attacking a dentist with a tire iron because the doctor wouldn't pull a tooth. Philip Kienholz is charged with assault and remains in jail since he can't post his $25,000 bond. Police say Kienholz was angry at the... more »
  • Woman: I was the victim of 'knockout game' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 30, 2013 8:33 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Police are investigating a Sunday morning attack in what appears to a part of the 'knockout game' of assault, beatings where attackers walk up to strangers and cold-cock them. A woman told officers in Port Allen that she was walking to get the morning paper at... more »
  • Helmet as a weapon

    November 19, 2013 7:45 PM

    PLATTE CITY, MISSOURI- A high school football player is charged with assault for ripping off another player's helmet and beating him in the head with it. The player hit suffered a concussion and the prosecutor says he still suffers symptoms a month later. Authorities say 17-year-old Colin Byrd... more »
  • Judge to decide if Zimmerman is released on bail

    November 19, 2013 7:36 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - George Zimmerman's arrest following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend is the latest in a series of recent brushes he's had with the law. The 30-year-old former neighborhood watch volunteer who earlier this year was acquitted of any charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin... more »
  • Juvenile arrested after threats with replica gun

    August 19, 2013 1:10 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police arrested a juvenile in Thibodaux after they said he threatened someone with what looked like an assault rifle early Saturday morning. Police said when they tracked down the juvenile they found out the gun was actually an Airsoft rifle meant to look like an AR-15 which... more »
  • Civil suit filed in altercation with debris workers

    August 15, 2013 5:17 PM

    GRAND ISLE - A Hurricane Isaac debris worker who said she was spit on last year during a profanity-laced tirade by a Grand Isle businessman filed a civil suit against him today. Brandi Worley videotaped the confrontation with Josh Jambon in Sept. 2012. The video showed Jambon slapping workers... more »
  • Sexual battery charged dropped against Air Force officer

    July 18, 2013 8:06 PM

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA- Prosecutors in Virginia dropped a sexual battery charge against an Air Force officer who led the branch's sexual assault response unit. His trial was supposed to begin Thursday but the Prosecutor said the sexual battery would be dropped to a generic assault charge which comes with the same... more »
  • Jose Canseco accused of sexual assault in Vegas

    May 22, 2013 2:30 PM

    LAS VEGAS- Las Vegas police are investigating a woman's allegations that former baseball player Jose Canseco sexually assaulted her. Police say the 48-year-old Canseco was named as a suspect in the investigation. However, no charges have been filed and no arrest has been made. Word about the investigation became public... more »
  • Obama: Sexual assault in military is a 'betrayal'

    May 7, 2013 1:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says military personnel who engage in sexual assault are betraying the uniform they are wearing. He says he has directed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to "step up our game exponentially" to halt such assaults. In a tough statement, Obama said he wanted members of the... more »
  • Authorities accused of letting priest flee

    April 3, 2013 7:40 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- A lawsuit accuses church and local authorities of letting a Philadelphia-area priest flee to Poland during a sex-abuse investigation that stalled. The suit says the priest assaulted a woman last year while he was counseling her. The priest is not named because he could not be reached for comment.... more »
  • Teen fires shots into car, arrested

    March 21, 2013 8:22 AM

    AMELIA, La. - A man accused of shooting at a vehicle earlier this month is in custody in St. Mary Parish. Deputies arrested 18-year-old Christopher Singleton at his home Wednesday following a three-week investigation. Authorities in Morgan City received a complaint on March 1 about someone firing several... more »
  • Assault weapons ban won't be in Dems' gun bill

    March 19, 2013 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate's top Democrat says he wants to bring a gun bill to the Senate with enough support to overcome any Republican efforts to block debate. And Harry Reid says that meant leaving out a proposed assault weapons ban. Reid says even using "the most optimistic numbers," there... more »
  • Man arrested for kidnapping, assaulting boy

    February 14, 2013 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested accused of kidnapping and attacking an 11-year-old boy. Police say Eric Lands, 36, saw the child walking Dec. 1 on North Foster Drive near Madison Street and forced him into his car and sexually assaulted the boy. The suspect was arrested after... more »
  • Obama to campaign for gun proposals in Minnesota

    February 4, 2013 7:38 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is seeking to rally support from the public and the law enforcement community for his calls to ban assault weapons and require universal background checks for gun buyers. Obama is pitching his anti-gun violence agenda Monday in Minnesota, a Democratic-leaning state where officials have been... more »
  • Police: Pa. man stopped for beer after breakout

    January 30, 2013 10:15 AM

    BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. - Police say a western Pennsylvania man stopped at a bar and had a beer minutes after he broke out of a police station holding cell after his arrest on an assault charge. The Washington County public defender's office on Wednesday declined to comment on the charges filed... more »
  • Police: Ohio kin spat spills human ashes from urn

    January 22, 2013 12:43 PM

    LORAIN, Ohio - An Ohio man has been accused of bashing his brother over the head with a cremation urn, breaking the urn and creating a cloud of human ashes. Police say officers responding to a domestic-violence report in Lorain on Friday saw Joel Perez threaten to kill his brother... more »
  • Panetta defends Obama's gun control package

    January 17, 2013 6:42 AM

    VICENZA, Italy - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he doesn't understand why anyone outside the military needs assault weapons or armor-piercing bullets. During a visit with U.S. troops in northern Italy on Thursday, Panetta defended President Barack Obama's sweeping gun control package. A soldier asked Panetta what steps... more »
  • Obama to unveil gun violence measures today

    January 16, 2013 5:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's broad effort to reduce gun violence will include proposed bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, as well as more than a dozen executive orders aimed at circumventing congressional opposition to stricter gun controls. Obama will announce the measures today at a White... more »
  • New York about to pass tough gun law

    January 15, 2013 10:38 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - Legislation that would give New York state the toughest gun restrictions in the nation is expected to easily pass today in the state Assembly. It's already won approval in the state Senate, where the Republican leader says it is "well-balanced" and "protects the Second Amendment." It provides... more »
  • Obama: Gun control specifics to come within days

    January 14, 2013 12:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - He's acknowledging an uphill fight in Congress -- so President Barack Obama says he's looking at actions he can take on his own to confront gun violence. He told reporters today that he will present a plan within days. Obama says the ideas that are on the table... more »
  • Judge hears arguments on Sandusky trial fairness

    January 10, 2013 10:48 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A judge has heard arguments from Jerry Sandusky's attorneys about the fairness of his trial but did not issue a ruling. The proceeding Thursday in central Pennsylvania related to Sandusky's claim that his lawyers didn't have enough time to prepare for his molestation trial. Sandusky's post-sentencing motions... more »
  • Clinton to testify on Libya assault Jan. 22

    January 8, 2013 1:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify on the deadly Sept. 11 assault in Libya on Jan. 22. That's the day after President Barack Obama's inauguration and the first day the Senate returns to Washington after a... more »
  • Ore. woman: Boyfriend choked her with dreadlocks

    January 8, 2013 12:46 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - Police in Oregon say a woman told officers that her boyfriend choked her with his dreadlocks. Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says the unidentified woman was taken to a hospital Monday for treatment of numerous non-life-threatening injuries. The police spokesman says 32-year-old Caleb Grotberg was arrested for... more »
  • Court date set for NH couple in burned boy case

    November 29, 2012 12:44 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - A New Hampshire couple arrested for allegedly beating and burning the woman's 3-year-old son are due to appear in a Florida courtroom Friday morning unless they waive extradition. U.S. Deputy Marshal Jeffrey White says New Hampshire law enforcement officials are en route to Florida to escort the... more »
  • Lindsay Lohan arrested on assault charge in NYC

    November 29, 2012 8:36 AM

    NEW YORK - Lindsay Lohan has left a New York City police precinct after being charged for allegedly striking a woman at a nightclub. The actress left the station house shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday. She wore a black jacket over her head that went down to her knees.... more »
  • Texas out to seize Warren Jeffs' polygamist ranch

    November 28, 2012 10:52 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - The state of Texas is trying to seize ownership of Warren Jeffs' polygamist ranch where prosecutors say the convicted sect leader and a dozen followers sexually assaulted children. The Texas attorney general's office filed a seizure warrant Wednesday in rural Schleicher County. A judge will determine whether... more »
  • EBR public defender arrested for aggravated assault check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 15, 2012 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested 59-year-old Mark Marinoff, a public defender in East Baton Rouge Parish, and charged him with aggravated assault with a firearm this week. Police say Marinoff got into an altercation with another man around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of a fast food... more »
  • Trombonist pleads guilty to domestic violence

    November 15, 2012 4:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans trombonist Glen David Andrews has pleaded guilty to domestic violence by strangulation and aggravated assault. The Times-Picayune reports the 32-year-old Andrews entered the plea Thursday to charges stemming from physical confrontations in April and May involving a 33-year-old woman the musician dated on and off.... more »
  • Angry over denial for disaster aid, man pulls gun

    September 13, 2012 3:55 PM

    LAPLACE - A man who allegedly got a fully loaded AR-15 assault rifle from his pickup truck after being turned down for disaster food stamps is jailed in St. John the Baptist Parish. Louisiana State Police say a claims processor in LaPlace told officers that a man had become irate... more »
  • Woman accused of Walmart greeter punch faces trial

    August 20, 2012 12:39 PM

    BATAVIA, N.Y. - A western New York woman who's accused of punching a 70-year-old WalMart greeter in the face on Christmas Eve is about to stand trial. Jacquetta Simmons was charged with two counts of felony assault but one of those was reduced last week to a misdemeanor. Nevertheless, the... more »
  • Ball makes first public appearance since assault

    August 13, 2012 10:28 AM

    MADISON, Wis. - Montee Ball made his first public appearance since the Wisconsin running back was assaulted Aug. 1 near campus, speaking Sunday at Camp Randall Stadium during the Badgers' media day. Bell made it clear that he didn't have anything to do with a fight before he was... more »
  • Father accused of shooting adult son over karaoke

    July 20, 2012 12:27 PM

    SHINGLETOWN, Calif. - A Northern California man is accused of shooting his 50-year-old son because he didn't like his country karaoke singing. A Shasta County judge on Tuesday ordered 70-year-old William Henry Oller Sr. to stand trial on attempted murder and assault charges in the January shooting, The Record Searchlight... more »
  • Police: Ex attacks women at son's Pa. pizza party

    July 9, 2012 12:42 PM

    MONROEVILLE, Pa. - A Pittsburgh woman has been jailed on charges she attacked her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend and other women with a knife and a brick at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant during a party for her son. Monroeville police say 20-year-old Lynaa Eva Dobbins attacked four female guests at... more »
  • Man uses slingshot to fire marbles at speed camera

    June 28, 2012 12:27 PM

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. - Police in Maryland say a man has been charged with assault for using a slingshot to fire glass marbles at a speed camera van. Authorities say Bruce Lawrence May of Ellicott City was arrested Tuesday. The 50-year-old Lawrence was also charged with destruction of property and... more »
  • Mother of 32 pound Mo. girl, 10, arraigned

    June 26, 2012 12:50 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City woman has been ordered held on $200,000 cash bond after police found her 10-year-old daughter locked in a closet. The child weighed 32 pounds when police freed her Friday after responding to a call from a child abuse hotline. The child was hospitalized,... more »
  • EBRSO seeks assailant

    June 21, 2012 12:55 PM

    EBRSO is seeking a man who allegedly assualted his ex-girlfriend on Tuesday. According to EBRSO public information officer Casey Rayborn Hicks, Walter Allen, 46, entered the local store where his ex-grifriend works and forced her into the stockroom. Allen then reportedly grabbed her by the neck, threw her... more »
  • Church abuse victim faces trial for beating priest

    June 20, 2012 12:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Opening statements are scheduled to begin in the trial of a man accused of beating an aging Jesuit priest who he says molested him and his younger brother more than 35 years ago. William Lynch faces felony charges of assault and elder abuse after prosecutors say he... more »
  • Mass. cyclist attacked by man swinging sausage

    June 18, 2012 12:27 PM

    BROCKTON, Mass. - A Massachusetts man is facing charges for allegedly attacking a bicyclist with sausage links and a wrench before making off with jewelry and the bike. Police say Michael Baker is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in connection... more »
  • 'ZOMBIE' vanity plate leads to Pa. stun gun arrest

    June 12, 2012 12:55 PM

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman who allegedly hit a man with a stun gun during a pedestrian hit-and-run was arrested after police say her vanity license plate made her easy to track down. Allentown police say Yardley Joy Frantz was promptly arrested Friday after witnesses spotted her "ZOMBIE" license... more »
  • Grand jury indicts man accused of assaulting LSU fan

    May 17, 2012 12:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A state grand jury has indicted a University of Alabama fan on sexual battery and obscenity charges for assaulting a passed-out LSU fan at a Bourbon Street restaurant in January. Brian Downing, 32, is expected to turn himself in tomorrow, according to a New Orleans newspaper.... more »
  • Idaho man accusded of using gun to force 'moonwalk'

    April 26, 2012 12:32 PM

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - An Idaho man has been charged with assault after authorities say he ordered another man to perform the "moonwalk" at gunpoint. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports 30-year-old John Ernest Cross was charged with the felony Tuesday in 1st District Court and appointed a public defender. Police... more »
  • Albany man arrested on drug, gun charges

    March 22, 2012 12:09 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Deputies arrested an Albany man with a long rap sheet Tuesday for possessing approximately six pounds of marijuana with several "assault type" weapons. Chad Lefevre, 32, of 30306 Jericho Dr. was arrested for multiple possession charges including ones for controlled dangerous substances (CDS), firearms with a CDS,... more »
  • Bama fan bonds out of NO jail in disguise

    January 20, 2012 2:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS -The Alabama fan accused in simulating a sex act on an unconscious LSU fan after the BCS championship game left jail in a disguise today after bonding out, according to New Orleans media. Brian Downing, 32, avoided cameras by wearing a hooded sweatshirt that covered his face,... more »
  • Sketch of wanted rapist released Play Video

    December 1, 2011 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD released a sketch Thursday of the rapist authorities believe committed two assaults in the LSU area over the past two weeks. The suspect is described as an Hispanic male in his 20's, 5'5"-5'8", thin to medium build, wavy hair, driving an older model, maroon or... more »
  • Student arrested for battering bus driver

    October 28, 2011 1:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An enraged high school student inadvertently injured herself this morning after hitting her bus driver in the back of the head causing the driver to slam on the breaks and throw the high schooler into the bus' windshield, smashing it in the process. East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Los Angeles man sentenced in online dating assault

    September 19, 2011 1:05 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles man has been sentenced to a year in jail on his no-contest plea to sexually assaulting a woman he met through the online dating site Match.com. Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for Los Angeles County prosecutors, says Alan Wurtzel also was sentenced Monday to... more »
  • BRPD Officer arrested for assault

    August 4, 2011 10:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police have arrested an 11-year veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department. Sgt. Don Stone with the BRPD said Cpl. Mitchell Duncan was arrested Thursday night for breaking into the home of a former girlfriend twice on Wednesday and assaulting her. Stone says Duncan... more »
  • Reward offered for man after wife beaten, choked

    March 28, 2011 4:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are offering a reward for information that helps them catch a Baton Rouge man accused of choking his wife, then threatening to kill her. Major Lawrence McLeary with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said 28-year-old Meco D. Johnson is wanted in suspicion of... more »
  • LSP: Assault rifles found during traffic stop

    January 24, 2011 11:00 AM

    CLINTON – State Police seized four assault rifles and a high-caliber pistol during a traffic stop in East Feliciana Parish this weekend. Troopers arrested the driver, 33-year-old James Behrnes, who investigators say is also a felon. The troopers were on patrol when they saw Behrnes speeding on LA 63 east... more »
  • NOPD solves 3 sex crimes with DNA from database

    November 3, 2010 5:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police arrested Jimmy Spratt, who's wanted in connection with three sexual assaults that occurred in 1994. Thanks to DNA obtained from the three victims at the time of the assaults, investigators were able to use modern technology to capture Spratt. Spratt became a suspect in... more »
  • Man faces additional rape, molestation charges

    November 1, 2010 5:22 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Update: Two young boys have come forward about being sexually assaulted by a man who authorities arrested last Tuesday in connection with another sexual abuse case. 61-year-old Phillip Miller Jr. is now charged with two counts of aggravated rape and two counts of molestation of a juvenile.... more »
  • Man gets 5 years for attempted sexual battery

    October 18, 2010 5:32 AM

    A Ragley man has been sentenced to five years on a sexual assault charge involving a girl who was 3 years old at the time. Robert Williams Bell had been charged with sexual battery and aggravated rape, though he was convicted on a lesser count of attempted sexual battery. Bell... more »
  • Police search for Honduran man after kidnapping in Zachary

    September 24, 2010 5:47 PM

    Authorities are searching for a man who kidnapped a woman in Zachary after ramming his vehicle into hers. Zachary Police said the woman was driving down Fenwood around 11 a.m. when the suspect, 23-year-old Pedro A. Rodriguez, ran into her car and then jumped into it, abducting her. The victim... more »
  • 14-year-old arrested, released after threat to kill teacher

    September 17, 2010 4:41 PM

    A 14-year-old Redemptorist High School student was arrested after his teacher overheard him saying he was going to kill her. Baton Rouge Police Department said it happened after the student got upset in the classroom, which led to a dispute while he was taking a test. The teacher then... more »
  • EBRSO: Deputy fired after arrest in Baton Rouge

    September 14, 2010 1:22 PM

    Update : Baton Rouge Police said they have arrested an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy in suspicion of handcuffing his wife to the headboard of their bed. According to a press release, police were called to the home of 30-year-old Brison Gremillion in North Baton Rouge around 10:20... more »
  • Jackson man assaulted by officer gets $64,000

    September 11, 2010 11:48 AM

    A federal jury has awarded $64,000 to a Jackson man who accused three city detention officers of standing by and allowing another officer to attack him in 2005. The jury on Friday ordered the money paid to 30-year-old Maryland Singleton, who said he suffered a fractured cheekbone, a broken jaw,... more »
  • TX murder, sexual assault suspect caught in NOLA

    September 2, 2010 3:05 PM

    Authorities say a man wanted on rape and murder charges out of Texas was arrested today in New Orleans. Forty-year-old Anthony Wayne O’Neal of New Orleans was arrested around 11:20 a.m. by the FBI’s SWAT Team and New Orleans Violent Crime Task Force. He was being sought for an alleged... more »
  • Man acquitted in Mardi Gras bead assault

    June 9, 2010 10:23 AM

    A man in Galveston, Tx. has been acquitted of hitting a woman with a cantaloupe-size bag of Mardi Gras beads. Larry Dean Wiseman was accused of dropping the bag from a second-story balcony. Ingrid Gonzales was hit in the back of her head in Feb. of 2008. Wiseman's... more »
  • Lawyer: Work release conditions held up Sheen deal

    June 8, 2010 12:48 PM

    A disagreement over the terms of Charlie Sheen's proposed work release has held up a plea deal in the domestic dispute case, according to a lawyer involved in the negotiations. Attorney Yale Galanter said Tuesday that the final paperwork submitted to a judge would have placed Sheen under stringent... more »
  • Sheen to plead guilty, serve time

    June 7, 2010 12:38 PM

    Charlie Sheen is expected to plead guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in his domestic violence case and work at a local theater company during a 30-day jail sentence, his wife's attorney said Monday. In exchange, prosecutors would drop felony menacing and criminal mischief charges stemming from an argument... more »
  • Government report sees increase in campus violence

    April 16, 2010 12:48 PM

    A government report finds that targeted violence on college campuses, from serious assaults to the mass shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, is up sharply over the last two decades. The study by the FBI, Secret Service and Education Department found that targeted campus violence is hardly a new... more »
  • DNA links suspect to 1999 rape

    April 2, 2010 6:14 AM

    A 49-year-old Covington man has been arrested in the 1999 rape of a Baton Rouge woman. Police say Zebedee Pittman allegedly raped a woman on June 25, 1999 after forcing his way into her home. Investigators say DNA evidence collected during a sexual assault examination was linked to Pittman last... more »
  • La. high court to hear suit over sex assault

    April 2, 2010 6:08 AM

    The Louisiana Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal in a lawsuit against the Lafayette Parish School Board over a middle school student's alleged sexual assault in 2004. The girl's family sued the school board after she reported being assaulted while walking home from school after detention. Her lawsuit... more »
  • Marrero man charged with assaulting postal worker

    March 12, 2010 5:18 AM

    A Louisiana man has been indicted on assault charges for allegedly robbing a mailman at gun point in Marrero. Federal prosecutors say Christopher Isaac stole about $50 in cash. The postal worker wasn't injured. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. more »
  • Baker High student booked on assault count

    February 23, 2010 6:51 AM

    Police have arrested a Baker High School student accused of trying to attack a school administrator. Baker police spokesman Lt. James Broussard says 18-year-old Brandon Scott was booked Monday with disturbing the peace and assault on a schoolteacher. Scott is accused of lunging at the administrator and trying to strike... more »
  • Lockdown at Louisiana prison after fight

    December 7, 2009 9:33 AM

    An inmate-on-inmate assault at the U.S.Penitentiary in Pollock caused a lockdown over the weekend. The Alexandria Daily Town Talk reported one of the inmates, as well as some responding staff, sustained injuries during the incident, although those injuries were non-serious. In a new release, prison officials said the... more »

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