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  • 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 »
  • Official: Hitler speech found at murder suspect's home

    September 19, 2017 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A law enforcement official says a copy of an Adolf Hitler speech was found at the home of a white man accused of killing two black men and firing on a black family. The official spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on the condition... more »
  • Report: Tourist chased down, beaten and robbed in French Quarter

    September 18, 2017 8:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An out-of-towner says he was chased down, beaten with a baseball bat and robbed in New Orleans Thursday night. According to a report from WWL , 33-year-old Kevin Guin was in town for a bachelor party when two men attacked him with a baseball bat in... more »
  • Act of kindness at local school spreads nationwide Play Video

    September 17, 2017 11:33 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH - What began as a kind gesture from a teacher has become a message of giving and spreading kindness, and it all revolves around shoes. Middle school can be tough. But when students began teasing fifth-grader Christopher Baker over his shoes, one teacher decided to step... more »
  • Missing elderly man found, airlifted in critical condition

    September 17, 2017 3:17 PM

    ABITA SPRINGS - A 77-year-old man was airlifted in critical condition Sunday after he went missing over the weekend. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says Robert Anthony Olsen, Sr. was reported missing by family just after 4 p.m. Friday. He had last been seen working near his home... more »
  • LSU gets blown out by Miss. State 37-7

    September 16, 2017 5:30 PM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Nick Fitzgerald threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores to help Mississippi State rout No. 12 LSU 37-7 on Saturday night. Aeris Williams led the Bulldogs with 146 yards rushing and averaged 6.3 yards per carry. Mississippi State (3-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) beat... more »
  • Officials: Fire chief cleared in wife's death; fire was set

    September 14, 2017 1:45 PM

    COVINGTON - A Louisiana sheriff says a local fire chief has been cleared in the shooting that killed his wife before their home burned down in July. And the state fire marshal's chief deputy, Brant Thompson, says the fire was intentionally set. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy... more »
  • Contractor arrested after failing to complete house remodeling, repairs

    September 11, 2017 1:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge contractor was arrested after he allegedly took $37,000 for incomplete work on a residence. According to police documents, David Gabriel Jr. was hired by the victim in December 2016 to remodel and repair his flood-damaged house. Gabriel was paid in advance to... more »
  • Hurricane Irma evacuees find shelter in Baton Rouge Play Video

    September 10, 2017 11:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As hotels in other states fill up with Hurricane Irma evacuees, some Floridians are seeking shelter in Baton Rouge. According to a hotel clerk at the Days Inn Motel in Baton Rouge, about 13 Florida natives have checked in since the storm. Evacuees like David... more »
  • Baton Rouge rapper 'Gee Money' killed in Dallas Drive shooting Play Video

    September 10, 2017 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that reportedly claimed the life of a 22-year-old Baton Rouge rapper early Sunday morning. According to BRPD, the shooting occurred around 1:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Dallas Drive. The victim, Garrett Burton of Baton... more »
  • New Jersey officers return to Baton Rouge after helping in 2016 flood Play Video

    September 10, 2017 12:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Several New Jersey police officers traded in their uniforms for purple and gold at the request of Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore. Moore and the Baton Rouge Police Department invited the Jersey natives down to Tiger Stadium as a thank-you gesture, for their service during... more »
  • Worker treated for chlorine exposure at Plaquemine chemical plant

    September 7, 2017 3:49 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Authorities say one person was treated after they were exposed to chlorine at a chemical plant in Iberville Parish. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon at Olin Chlor Alkali Products, which is located on the DOW Chemical campus in Plaquemine. According to the Office of Emergency Preparedness, a... more »
  • Evacuation orders multiply in Florida Play Video

    September 7, 2017 2:43 PM

    Evacuation orders are multiplying across Florida as local officials try to get the most vulnerable populations to move to safety ahead of Hurricane Irma. Miami Dade has now made evacuations mandatory for all of its coastal areas, barrier islands and mobile homes. Monroe County's mandatory order stands for... more »
  • Florida Keys evacuations readied ahead of Irma

    September 5, 2017 12:48 PM

    Officials in the Florida Keys are gearing up to get tourists and residents out of the possible path of Hurricane Irma. Monroe County spokeswoman Cammy Clark says in a news release that a mandatory evacuation for tourists will begin at sunrise Wednesday. An evacuation plan for residents is... more »
  • Excavator stolen from Livingston Parish job site, found in Mississippi

    September 1, 2017 7:36 PM

    SATSUMA - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's office says a parish-owned excavator stolen from a job site in Satsuma this week was later recovered all the way out in Mississippi. According to the sheriff's office, the 18,000-pound piece of machinery went missing from a site off Black Mud Road earlier... more »
  • Report: Willie Snead suspended for 3 games due to offseason DUI

    September 1, 2017 6:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints Wide Receiver Willie Snead will miss the first three games of the season, according to a report from The New Orleans Advocate. Coach Sean Payton told the Advocate that Snead will be suspended for three games this season, but wouldn't comment on why. According... more »
  • La. Wildlife and Fisheries agents rescue 1,400 during Harvey floods

    August 31, 2017 5:48 PM

    HOUSTON - Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have assisted in more than 1,400 Harvey-related rescues. During a press conference Thursday, Governor John Bel Edwards announced that agents with department help volunteers and local first responders rescue 1,401 people after Harvey caused severe flooding in Texas... more »
  • Mississippi school district could remove Confederate names

    August 31, 2017 12:16 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi school district where 97 percent of the students are black will review whether to rename three elementary schools now honoring Confederate leaders. The Clarion-Ledger reports that a committee of the Jackson Public Schools board will examine whether to change the names in Mississippi's... more »
  • Several Louisiana state parks closed due to Harvey

    August 30, 2017 4:24 PM

    Several state parks across Louisiana have closed due to inclement weather brought on by Tropical Storm Harvey. As of Wednesday afternoon, the following parks have been closed: • Fairview-Riverside SP: closed until Monday, Sept. 4, due to high water in the park and over the entrance roads. ... more »

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