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  • No cost flu shots to be offered while supplies last Play Video

    February 5, 2018 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Free flu shots are still available to residents who have not received the vaccine. Due to widespread flu activity remaining throughout the state, the Louisiana Department of Health will continue to offer flu vaccines at no cost at Parish Health Units across the state while supplies last.... more »
  • Husband found dead after wife searched 'how to kill someone and not get caught'

    January 12, 2018 3:56 PM

    MAYPEARL, Tex. - A woman has been arrested after authorities connected her suspicious search history to the recent murder of her husband. According to a report from the Star-Telegram , 55-year-old Sandra Garner was arrested Wednesday in connection with her husband's death. Police say Garner reported the incident... more »
  • Six babies born at two area hospitals on Christmas Day

    December 25, 2017 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Six newborns were welcomed into the world on Christmas. Woman's Hospital said five babies were born to parents at its facility on Airline Highway. The hospital had not released pictures of the infants as of this post. At Baton Rouge General, a set of parents... more »
  • Court hearing reveals brutal details in molester's murder Play Video

    December 11, 2017 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The ongoing trial in the 2015 murder of Robert Noce has revealed unsettling details from the night the convicted child molester was murdered. In 2015, Noce took a lesser charge in the sexual abuse of Crehan's girlfriend when she was a child. Crehan and his... more »
  • Update: Another body and vehicle found in St. Landry Parish lake

    December 11, 2017 12:41 PM

    ST. LANDRY PARISH - The body of a missing 21-year-old Shreveport woman was discovered in a South Louisiana lake Monday morning. According to a report from KLFY, a fisherman headed to Toledo Bend hooked the woman's purse, which contained her ID, and contacted authorities. A search crew finally found... more »
  • WATCH: Holiday burglar tries (and fails) to trick security camera with towel Play Video

    December 6, 2017 3:35 PM

    SLIDELL - The search for a burglar on the Northshore shouldn't prove too difficult for police after a surveillance camera got a nice, clear look at his face. According to the Slidell Police Department, the less-than-stellar criminal broke into a home on Park Drive while the occupants were away... more »
  • Two hospitalized after vehicle opens fire on group outside Hammond apartment

    November 13, 2017 6:52 PM

    HAMMOND - Officials say police are investigating a drive-by shooting that sent two people to the hospital in the city of Hammond Sunday night. Police responded to a reported shooting in the 1200 block of Martin Luther King Ave. around 9:17 p.m. Sunday. According to the Daily Star,... more »
  • Bicyclist in critical condition after being struck in Plaquemine

    November 9, 2017 2:14 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Authorities say a man riding a bicycle was struck in Iberville Parish, leaving him in critical condition. The crash was reported sometime Thursday morning. According to Plaquemine police, the man was riding in the center lane of Edmund Drive when he was struck by a vehicle attempting... more »
  • Sheriff's office seizes mistreated horses, deputy volunteers to take them in Play Video

    November 8, 2017 6:30 PM

    NEW ROADS - When it comes to animals, one deputy is going beyond the call of duty, to care for two horses seized by the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office last week. Deputy Jordan Cannon brought home two horses she helped seize from a property in Maringouin.The owner, Matthew... more »
  • Man finds family memories buried in flood debris, seeks out owners Play Video

    November 6, 2017 5:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The holiday spirit is already making its way into a community that's still recovering from last year's record flood. Landon Richard found three handmade Christmas ornaments, with children's hand prints and names, in a debris pile on the banks of his backyard pond. "Something... more »
  • US Army names LSU student No. 1 ROTC cadet in the nation

    November 6, 2017 3:56 PM

    FORT KNOX, KY - An LSU student has been ranked the number one ROTC cadet across the country by the US Army. College seniors from universities around the US were selected by Cadet Command as the top Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets for its annual national order-of-merit list.... more »
  • Anthony Daisy sworn in as interim mayor of New Roads

    November 2, 2017 8:28 PM

    NEW ROADS - Anthony Daisy was sworn is as interim mayor of New Roads Wednesday, following former mayor Robert Myer's resignation earlier in the month. Daisy previously acted as mayor pro-tem before entering the new position. He will act as mayor until the end of 2018. Myer took... more »
  • 19-year-old charged with negligent homicide after accidentally shooting grandmother Play Video

    November 2, 2017 5:58 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A 67-year-old woman is dead after police say her grandson accidentally shot her and the family dog at their home Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. in the 58000 block of Bubba Street. According to Police Chief Kenneth Payne, 19-year-old Blaise Horton was holding... more »
  • Northshore teacher admits to biting 2-year-old student's face

    November 2, 2017 2:17 PM

    COVINGTON - A teacher at a St. Tammany Parish private school was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly bit down on a small child's face. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, 28-year-old Heather Marcotte is charged with felony cruelty to a juvenile after the incident. The sheriff's... more »
  • Five arrested in string of Gonzales burglaries

    October 31, 2017 2:52 PM

    GONZALES - Police have made five arrests in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries that plagued parts of Ascension Parish throughout mid-October. According to the Gonzales Police Department, officers responded to a burglary in progress off of Cornerview Road on Oct. 23. There, police found 23-year-old LeeRoy Hernandez,... more »
  • One airlifted to hospital after single-vehicle crash in Walker

    October 29, 2017 11:13 PM

    WALKER - Police say one person was transported to an area hospital after a single-vehicle crash on Florida Boulevard Sunday night. Police say the crash occurred on Florida Boulevard near LA 449. According to the Walker Police Department, the driver was taken to a hospital via Airmed. The... more »
  • Report: 3-year-old helps to save dad's life after shooting

    October 29, 2017 10:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Family members say a 3-year-old boy is responsible for saving his father's life after a shooting last week. According to a report from WWL, 30-year-old Joshua Youngblood was shot twice while driving along Elysian Fields Avenue in New Orleans Wednesday. His son was in the back... more »
  • Steve Gleason brings Hurricane Maria evacuee with ALS to Saints game

    October 29, 2017 6:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Saints safety Steve Gleason brought a Hurricane Maria evacuee suffering from ALS to Sunday's game. A post from Steve Gleason's Twitter account showed the former Saints hero alongside Carmelo Diaz and his family. According to the Advocate , Diaz, a former tennis player, needs a... more »
  • BRPD: Several suspects wanted after Beauregard Town mugging

    October 24, 2017 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are seeking multiple suspects after an armed robbery near downtown Baton Rouge. The incident was reported around 11 p.m. on Oct. 1. Police say at least four individuals were involved in the armed robbery near the intersection of Royal Street and Louisiana Avenue. Investigators... more »
  • Still recovering from 2016 flood, community struck by flooding once again Play Video

    October 23, 2017 8:29 PM

    CLINTON - Jean Matthews woke up to sinking feeling of déjà vu Sunday morning. "I opened up that window and screamed 'It's flooding!' and it was just going, it was like a river had opened up," Matthews said. “At 7:30 a.m. it look just like it looks out there... more »
  • Surviving victim wants confessed murderer to face death penalty Play Video

    October 12, 2017 12:59 PM

    BLUFF CREEK- The only surviving victim of a shooting that left people in East Feliciana Parish on edge believes Ryan Sharpe should face the death penalty after he confessed to committing three murders and shooting Buck Hornsby. A disturbing picture is emerging today about alleged murderer and shooter Ryan Sharpe's... more »
  • Survivor living in fear after rash of rural shootings Play Video

    October 10, 2017 7:29 PM

    CLINTON - The sole survivor in a rash of shootings says he now lives in fear for himself, his family and his community. "Its becoming more and more real each time. I don't understand, it's just hard to take in that this is happening in our community." The man... more »
  • East Feliciana Sheriff forms task force to investigate rural shootings Play Video

    October 10, 2017 1:02 PM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office says it has formed a special task force after a rash of rural shootings in recent months has left three men dead and a fourth injured. Sheriff Jeff Travis says a task force of about 20 will operate out of the... more »
  • Iberville Parish set to discuss new law protecting American flag Play Video

    October 9, 2017 8:15 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Residents in Iberville Parish say they'd back a new ordinance that would ban anyone from damaging or defacing an American flag. The proposal would cover the parish's flag along with the Louisiana state flag, with penalties range from a six-month stay in jail to a $1,000 fine.... more »
  • Report: Employee arrested after argument leads to gunfire at New Orleans restaurant

    October 9, 2017 7:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – An argument led to a gun being fired at a restaurant in a New Orleans restaurant Monday afternoon. Those on scene at Gallier's Restaurant and Oyster Bar on Carondelet Street told WWL that the argument was between two co-workers. One employee of the restaurant said... more »
  • WANTED: Thirsty thief walks out of supermarket with pants full of stolen beer Play Video

    October 9, 2017 5:38 PM

    ST. AMANT - Authorities are currently seeking out a man who was seen stuffing his pants full of beer before he left a supermarket without paying. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, the man walked into the Delaune's Supermarket on Highway 431 and went straight for the alcohol.... more »
  • Fans flock to Flambeau Fest despite storm concerns Play Video

    October 8, 2017 11:14 PM

    GONZALES - County music band A Thousand Horses hit the stage at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Sunday, kicking off the first ever Flambeau Festival. Hurricane Nate forced officials to cancel the first day of the county music festival. But Saturday's headliner, Sam Hunt, was added to Sunday's line-up... more »
  • Nate may be first real test for Central drainage project Play Video

    October 5, 2017 8:34 PM

    CENTRAL - Heavy machinery began clearing debris from creeks and bayous in Central back in August and officials say they are seeing progress. "We've had some significant rains since it started, and it seem things are moving pretty well," Central Mayor Junior Shelton said. Tree limbs, leaves and... more »
  • Arrested man claims he time traveled to warn of aliens

    October 4, 2017 12:15 PM

    CASPER, Wyo. - Police say a central Wyoming man they arrested for public intoxication claimed he had traveled back in time to warn of an alien invasion. Casper police say the man they encountered at 10:30 p.m. Monday claimed he was from the year 2048. KTWO-AM... more »
  • Theater manager fired for giving employees degrading nicknames Play Video

    October 3, 2017 7:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of Movie Tavern employees are furious after the discovery of a leaked scheduling document labeling over twenty employees as 'peasants'. The document was discovered Sunday by an employee at the Movie Tavern at Citiplace, who brought it to the attention of fellow staff. Employees said... more »
  • Authorities seeking masked man after armed robbery in Ascension Parish

    October 3, 2017 7:02 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies are seeking a masked man who robbed an Ascension Parish gas station at gunpoint early Tuesday morning. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, a masked man armed with a handgun entered the Super Stop Gas Station on Highway 73 near Highway 621 around 12:30 a.m.... more »
  • Report: Bride's Cake ice cream is back, but only in Louisiana

    October 3, 2017 3:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Blue Bell has announced the return of one of its most sought-after flavors. Bride's Cake ice cream is making its return, exclusively in Louisiana. The company told WWL there should be enough to satiate the whole state, which went into a frenzy when the flavor debuted... more »
  • State warned day care where child died about its operation prior to death Play Video

    October 3, 2017 12:54 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Records show that an Ascension Parish day care at the center of a 3-month-old's death Monday was operating illegally. According to the the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to a home daycare in the 18000 block of Forest Hills Drive in Prairieville in response to... more »
  • Mother faces murder charge in 2-year-old son's death

    October 2, 2017 5:06 PM

    KENNER - Police say a Louisiana woman faces a murder charge after her 2-year-old son was found dead over the weekend with apparent signs of malnutrition and abuse on his body. News outlets report that 27-year-old Twyena Thomas, of Kenner, was initially arrested Saturday night on a charge... more »
  • Fugitive arrested in Ascension Parish after taunting sheriff's office on Facebook

    October 2, 2017 3:26 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - A man wanted for skipping on child support payments was tracked down in Ascension Parish after he tried to taunt law enforcement on social media. On Monday, the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of James Turner, a fugitive wanted on an outstanding bench warrant... more »
  • Area church closing its doors after more than 100 years Play Video

    October 1, 2017 11:33 PM

    BAYOU PIGEON - The beginnings of St. Joan of Arc Parish Church in Bayou Pigeon can be traced all the way back to 1909, with services held in private homes. The current chapel has only been around for 14 years. "I tore the old one down. It broke... more »
  • White House lit pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October 1, 2017 10:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House is glowing pink Sunday night to honor National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. First Lady Melania Trump announced the display on social media Sunday, tweeting a photo of the front columns of the White House lit pink. In honor of National Breast Cancer... more »
  • Trump dedicates golf trophy to hurricane victims

    October 1, 2017 9:44 PM

    BRANCHBURG, N.J. - President Donald Trump says he's dedicating the Presidents Cup golf trophy to the people of Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida still recovering from recent hurricane devastation. Trump also says of Puerto Rico: "We have it under really great control." Earlier Sunday, Trump dismissed... more »
  • 5-year-old honored; donates organs following fatal crash Play Video

    October 1, 2017 12:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 5-year-old boy is being remembered as a hero after his organs were donated following a fatal crash earlier this week. West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies escorted the body of Xander Benoit from Our Lady of the Lake Hospital to his home in Lafayette Saturday evening.... more »
  • Matthew Morris denied change in venue in case involving scammed flood victims

    September 28, 2017 5:03 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A contractor charged with more than 100 counts of fraud across three different parishes was back in court Thursday. Matthew Morris, owner of Complete Construction Contractors in Baton Rouge, has been denied a change in venue for his case. Morris argued the motion at a hearing... more »
  • 2 suspects in slaying of Louisiana woman caught in Texas

    September 28, 2017 1:32 PM

    SAN ANGELO, Texas - Investigators say two suspects in the stabbing death of an 82-year-old Louisiana woman at her home in Shreveport have been arrested in West Texas. Police say 25-year-olds Roy Jemane Narcisse of Alexandria, Louisiana, and Kiana Deraneka Williams of Ville Platte, Louisiana, were captured early... more »
  • Man accused of killing ex-wife with axe in front of Chalmette home

    September 27, 2017 12:31 PM

    CHALMETTE - Authorities say an axe-wielding man attacked and killed his ex-wife in front of her Chalmette home Wednesday morning. The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office told WWL that the attack occurred around 8 a.m. on Palmetto Street. The sheriff's office says 56-year-old Mark Owens was arrested for second-degree... more »
  • Louisiana Lt. governor won't attend NFL games amid protests

    September 26, 2017 8:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says he's boycotting New Orleans Saints games and NFL events after several players refused to stand during the national anthem. Nungesser, Louisiana's top tourism official, told news outlets Tuesday he finds players kneeling or sitting during the anthem "un-American" and... more »
  • Local restaurant refuses to show NFL games following national anthem protests Play Video

    September 25, 2017 6:27 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An area bar and grill says it won't be showing anymore content from the NFL after numerous players across the league chose not to participate in the national anthem on Sunday. A Facebook post from Sarita's Grill & Cantina in Denham Springs says the bar will... more »
  • Residents looking to address the blight problem in their neighborhood Play Video

    September 24, 2017 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents of Eden Park say crime is commonplace in their community. "We've witnessed so much crime here. Prostitution, drug transactions... We've experience gang fights and stuff like that," said Zea Wallace, referencing one of the vacant houses in her neighborhood. It's on North 37th Street... more »
  • Police investigating violent 2-on-1 fight at Baker High School Play Video

    September 21, 2017 9:00 PM

    BAKER - Police are investigating after video surfaced showing a violent two-on-one fight at Baker High School Thursday. Baker Police Chief Carl Dunn says officers are speaking with the victim of the fight, which appears to have occurred at Baker High sometime Thursday. In the video, two students can... more »
  • Police: 5-year-old struck, killed while crossing street Wednesday

    September 21, 2017 12:08 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police say a young child was fatally struck by a vehicle while crossing the street Wednesday. According to the Denham Springs Police Department, 5-year-old Malachai Rushing had just gotten food from an ice cream truck when he tried to cross Maryland Street. Police say Rushing stepped... more »
  • WANTED: Man spotted stealing $15,000 in equipment from Home Depot

    September 20, 2017 5:11 PM

    ZACHARY - Authorities are seeking a man who was captured on surveillance video as he stole more than $15,000 in merchandise from Home Depot. According the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the thief has been spotted on eight different occasions as he loaded up shopping carts with power tools... more »
  • Authorities investigating possible connections in recent rash of shootings

    September 19, 2017 8:28 PM

    PRIDE - Investigators from East Feliciana and East Baton Rouge parishes are looking into whether a rash of shootings that began this summer are connected. So far, the shootings have claimed two lives. The most recent was last night in the northern section of East Baton Rouge Parish. ... more »

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