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  • Judge reduces bond for mother of 'affluenza' teen

    January 11, 2016 5:04 PM

    FORT WORTH - A judge has sharply reduced the bond of the mother of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense after killing four people in a drunken wreck. Tonya Couch's new bond was set Monday at $75,000, down from $1 million. Tonya Couch was brought back to Texas... more »
  • Judge agrees to lower bond of murder suspect

    December 22, 2015 12:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Jail records indicate an accused murderer's bond was lowered by more than half. Brittany Monk is in jail connected to the death or Robert Noce. Noce was found dead, stuffed into a 55-gallon drum in the kitchen of his home in Zachary. Last week, a... more »
  • Grand Jury indicts Marksville officers over deadly shooting Play Video

    December 10, 2015 9:01 AM

    MARKSVILLE - A grand jury indicted two city marshals Thursday who are accused of killing a 6-year-old child in Marksville. The grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Derrick Stafford, 32, and Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. The officers are... more »
  • No bond for man accused of Duplantier murders Play Video

    December 7, 2015 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge said there will be no bond for murder charges filed against the man accused of killing a Baton Rouge couple he worked for. Ernesto Alonso, 42, was given no bond for murder charges and a $30,000 bond for kidnapping charges during his first court... more »
  • Greenhouse released from jail after judge's ruling Play Video

    November 24, 2015 6:52 AM

    AVOYELLES - A judge ruled that an obscure law regarding bond practices in Louisiana did not keep a law enforcement officer accused of killing a 6-year-old boy in jail. Norris Greenhouse Jr. bonded out of jail Tuesday evening after the judge ruled his family could use property owned by... more »
  • Judge holds off Monk bond reduction decision

    November 13, 2015 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge said Friday he will wait to make a decision on a requested bond reduction for Brittany Monk, the woman accused of killing the man who admitted to molesting her when she was a young girl. Judge Anthony Marabella did say Friday he's not inclined... more »
  • State law keeps officer accused of murder from bonding out of jail

    November 12, 2015 10:13 AM

    MARKSVILLE- The law enforcement officer accused of murdering a 6-year-old is likely to stay in jail Thursday due to problems with his bond paperwork, according to the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff. On Wednesday the WBRZ Investigative Unit learned paperwork was ready for Norris Greenhouse to be released, after his family... more »
  • Three stories to start your day Play Video

    November 12, 2015 8:05 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Marksville officer charged with the murder of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis could be let out this morning Afghanistan War veteran chastises Edwards during Veterans Day gubernatorial debate Avian flu outbreak causes Turkey prices to skyrocket right before Thanksgiving Make outdoor reservations, a... 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 »
  • Motion filed to revoke bond for man accused of trying to run over deputy Play Video

    September 30, 2015 6:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The District Attorney's Office filed a motion today to have two prior bonds revoked for a suspect accused in yet another crime. Eddie Isadore was arrested Tuesday accused of trying to run over an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy. Shots were fired at the intersection of... more »
  • Louisiana avoids credit rating drop, stays on negative outlook

    August 6, 2015 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has escaped a credit rating downgrade. National rating agency Moody's Investors Service announced Thursday that it is keeping Louisiana at its same credit rating for an upcoming bond sale that will be used to finance work on Interstate 49 South. The agency, however, left Louisiana on... more »
  • Hwy 42 expansion 2 years from completion

    July 17, 2015 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Bond Commission re-approved millions of dollars to keep dozens of state road projects moving along. Several projects are in the Capital Area. Juban Road in Livingston Parish is being expanded from I-12 to US 190. Essen Lane in East Baton Rouge Parish is being... more »
  • $115,000 bond set for mother of 47-pound teen

    July 10, 2015 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge set bond at $115,000 for the woman accused of cruelty to her 15-year-old son, who police said was found in deplorable conditions and weighing only 47 pounds. Rose Holland faces charges of cruelty to juveniles and cocaine possession after her arrest early Wednesday morning.... more »
  • Ascension school board looks to April date for bond election

    July 8, 2015 8:08 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish School Board is looking at an election date of April 2, 2016, to bring a bond proposal to voters. But the exact amount of money they want to raise and the projects they would fund have yet to be determined. Board committees have talked about using... more »
  • Worker accused in daycare death bonds out of jail

    June 9, 2015 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One of two women accused in the death of a toddler at an unlicensed daycare bonded out of jail Tuesday afternoon. Jail records showed 26-year-old April Wright received a $50,000 bond for the charge of negligent homicide. She and the owner of the unlicensed daycare, 47-year-old... more »
  • Bond set for 9th suspect in deaths of 2 Mississippi officers

    May 30, 2015 11:56 AM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A ninth person is being held under a $90,000 bond after his arrest in connection with the shooting deaths of two Mississippi police officers who were killed during a traffic stop earlier this month, authorities said. According to local media reports, prosecutors told Forrest County Justice Court... more »
  • $1 million+ bonds set for deputy shooting suspects

    January 22, 2015 5:37 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A judge set bonds for three people accused in the shooting of Ascension Parish deputy at more than $1 million each. The following bonds were set for the three, who were charged in connection with Wednesday afternoon's shooting: * John McMullen- $1,445,589.00 * Chadwick Schwender- $1,695.589.00... more »
  • Child porn suspect given $51M bond

    December 17, 2014 6:45 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An arrest in Livingston Parish led a judge to issue a staggering multi-million dollar bond for the man accused of possessing and distributing hundreds of items of child porn. The Louisiana Attorney General's Office said a joint investigation led them to charge Brian Schaller of Denham... more »
  • $350 million bond could fund new DA office Play Video

    December 8, 2014 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The mayor's pending proposal for a $350 million bond initiative would likely fund several aspects of public safety, including a new District Attorney's office. Currently the DA occupies a couple floors in the city's Governmental Building as well as an office near the courthouse and offices near... more »
  • Bond reduction denied for Longanecker Play Video

    November 17, 2014 11:49 AM

    GONZALES - A judge denied a requested bond reduction for Sorrento's former mayor, who is accused of more than 40 counts of child porn possession. Wilson Longanecker Jr. asked that his $1 million bond be reduced to $100,000. Judge Jessie Leblanc instead left the higher bond in place, and... more »
  • Bond set for ex-Sorrento mayor following child porn arrest

    October 27, 2014 9:51 AM

    SORRENTO - A judge set bond for the former mayor of Sorrento who was arrested Thursday and charged with 40 counts of possessing child porn. Wilson Longanecker, Jr.'s bond is set at $1,025,000. In addition to the child porn charges, the former mayor is also charged with one count... more »
  • White House fence jumper held without bond

    October 23, 2014 2:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. Dominic Adesanya resisted being taken away and started talking as two court officers removed him from the courtroom. The defendant has been charged... more »
  • 2 teachers post bond, accused of having sex with student

    October 2, 2014 2:43 PM

    GRETNA - Two Destrehan High School teachers accused of having group sex with a student have posted $7,000 cash bonds and been released from custody. Kenner police Sgt. Brian McGregor says 32-year-old Shelly Dufresne and 24-year-old Rachel Respess left the Jefferson Parish jail early Thursday. They are accused of having... more »
  • Smuggling suspect bonds out of jail

    July 18, 2014 1:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man accused of taking part in an smuggling ring that brought ingredients to make synthetic marijuana into Louisiana from China bonded out of jail Friday. Tim Tran posted bond around noon and left the West Baton Rouge Parish jail. Federal Magistrate Judge Stephen Riedlinger... more »
  • $100K bond set for rape, kidnapping suspect

    June 16, 2014 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge set a $100,000 bond for the man accused of kidnapping two women from a Tigerland bar and raping them. Authorities charged Isai Efrain Garcia-Vasquez, 22, with rape and second-degree kidnapping after his arrest Friday. Investigators said Garcia-Vasquez met his victims at a local... more »
  • Bond increased for teacher accused of AIDS exposure

    May 30, 2014 10:43 AM

    HOUMA - A judge gave a million-dollar bond Friday to a teacher accused in Terrebonne Parish of exposing someone to AIDS. Sheriff's deputies charged Derrick Nesby, 37, of New Orleans with intentional exposure to the AIDS virus Thursday. Deputies arrested him the day before on suspicion of sleeping... more »
  • Bond reduced for mom who drove into ocean

    May 29, 2014 7:23 PM

    DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA- A woman accused of trying to kill her kids by driving her mini van into the ocean had her bond reduced after a psychiatrist testified she wasn't a danger to the community. The bond for Ebony Wilkerson was dropped from $1.2 million to $90,000. She's... more »
  • Million-dollar bonds given to murder suspects

    April 25, 2014 10:14 AM

    DARROW - A judge ordered bond be set at more than a million dollars each for four men accused in a murder overnight in Ascension Parish, while a fifth suspect remains at large and was described by investigators as "dangerous." Sheriff's deputies arrested Tachi Williams, 28, Cprien Nicholas, 29,... more »
  • UPDATE: Taxpayers to decide on future Walker HS

    January 16, 2014 11:27 PM

    WALKER- Voters will be asked to fund an expansion at the city's high school. Thursday, the Livingston Parish School Board approved sending a tax item to the May ballot. The tax could generate $25 million. Walker High School has about 1,000 students and the principal expects it to... more »
  • Taxpayers may help Walker High expand Play Video

    January 16, 2014 5:46 PM

    WALKER - Walker High School has outgrown its campus, and now school leaders may get taxpayers to help them expand. The Livingston Parish School Board is considering a bond election at its meeting tonight. The tax would raise up to $25 million for the school during the next 20... more »
  • Bond Commission approves borrowing $500 million

    December 19, 2013 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Bond Commission gave approval to a plan to borrow nearly $500 million for construction projects. The money will replenish a fund that pays for the projects. State Treasurer John Kennedy says the details will be worked out next month. Right now the plan... more »
  • Judge refuses to lower bond in fatal overdose

    November 15, 2013 8:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Court Judge Don Johnson refused to lower the $250,000 bond of a Denham Springs man charged with murder for allegedly injecting his girlfriend with a lethal amount of heroin in July. The ruling came after a nearly hour-long hearing on Thursday. A day after... more »
  • New bond set in death of Peterson's son

    October 23, 2013 7:11 AM

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A South Dakota judge has increased bond from $750,000 to $1 million for the man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, citing the serious nature of the charges. 27-year-old Joseph Patterson made his first court appearance Tuesday since... more »
  • Juban Crossing receives bond OK

    September 19, 2013 7:00 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Money to jump-start construction of the Juban Crossing Development in Livingston Parish may be in hand. The developer got the OK from the State to sell $37 million worth of bonds. The land has sat untouched for months, but the Juban Crossing Development took another step... more »
  • Accused rapist did odd jobs around hotel where he was caught

    September 11, 2013 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An accused serial rapist apparently worked at the hotel where he was arrested by U.S. Marshals Tuesday. Van Dixson is suspected of nine attacks in Texas and has been linked to four through DNA. He was apprehended in Baton Rouge after he took a bus to Louisiana... more »
  • Bond set for Dallas rape suspect booked in BR

    September 11, 2013 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies transported a 38-year-old Texas man accused of raping multiple women in the Dallas-area this summer to parish prison Wednesday. Court officials say bond for Van Draylan Dixson has been set at $5 million. US Marshals tracked down and arrested Dixson Tuesday at a... more »
  • Charges upgraded in Angola gate crash

    September 9, 2013 3:23 PM

    ANGOLA - Sheriff's deputies upgraded charges today against the man accused of crashing into the Angola prison's main gates this weekend to include attempted murder. A judge set a bond for Floyd Tilliman at $225,000 today. Investigators said they added the charge because he also rammed his vehicle into... more »
  • NO businessman's bond revoked

    August 16, 2013 10:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal magistrate has revoked bond of a New Orleans businessman awaiting sentencing for bribing a former Plaquemines Parish sheriff. U.S. Magistrate Joseph Wilkinson ruled Friday that Aaron Bennett violated terms of his bond when he gambled at a Mississippi casino in 2011 and racked up an... more »
  • Citizens Insurance gets line of credit increase

    August 15, 2013 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials have given Louisiana's property insurer of last resort the approval needed to bump up its bank line of credit to $125 million. Backing Thursday from the State Bond Commission gives the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. more resources to cover claim costs if the state... more »
  • Man released on bond in teen's shooting

    July 30, 2013 6:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans homeowner facing an attempted second-degree murder charge in the shooting of a teenager has been released on bond - again - after being ordered back to court. Thirty-three-year-old Merritt Landry posted a $100,000 property bond Tuesday. Landry had posted bond the same day he... more »
  • Cecil Collins released from jail

    July 12, 2013 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former LSU and pro football player Cecil Collins left jail Friday afternoon after posting bail. He was being held on a $25,000 bond in connection with a 15-year-old burglary. Thursday, a judge granted the leave rather than keeping him in jail on a probation violation. Collins... more »
  • Judge grants bond for Cecil Collins in probation case Play Video

    July 11, 2013 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge chose to grant a $25,000 bond for former LSU and pro football player Cecil Collins today in connection with a 15-year-old burglary, rather than sending him back to jail for a probation violation. Collins was out on probation for the 1998 crime when he... more »
  • More likely Fed could ease bond buys

    July 5, 2013 12:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve could now be more likely to slow its bond purchases in the next few months, after a jobs report that was stronger than expected today. The government reported that employers added 195,000 jobs in June, and many more in April and May than previously thought.... more »
  • Senators back plan to push Juban Crossing

    May 20, 2013 10:29 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Lawmakers backed a plan that could fuel the development of a planned shopping center in Livingston Parish. The Louisiana Senate approved using state money for infrastructure improvements and bond payments for Juban Crossing. The development is going at the intersection of I-12 and Juban Road. The... more »
  • Bond increased for suspect in family attack Play Video

    May 15, 2013 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge increased the bond for a man accused in an attack this past weekend in which police say he told the victim they were in the "wrong neighborhood." Judge Lou Daniel increased the bond for Donald Dickerson to $55,000 after he was given an additional... more »
  • Bond set for woman suspected in husband's murder

    May 1, 2013 12:30 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A judge set a half-million dollar bond today for the Port Allen woman accused of arranging for her husband to be killed. Monique Kitts entered a not guilty plea to charges of conspiracy to commit murder and being principle to second-degree murder. Authorities arrested Kitts... more »
  • No bond for US couple accused of kidnapping kids

    April 11, 2013 9:28 AM

    TAMPA, Fla. - The Florida parents charged with kidnapping their boys after losing custody and fleeing to Cuba by sailboat have been ordered to remain in jail without bond. Joshua and Sharyn Hakken made their first appearance before a Tampa judge Thursday morning. They'll face a judge during a pretrial... more »
  • Citizens borrowing plan stalls in Bond Commission

    March 21, 2013 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A decision on whether the state's property insurer of last resort should borrow $100 million to help close an anticipated budget gap has stalled in the Bond Commission. The commission, which includes lawmakers and statewide elected officials, didn't take any action today on the request from the board... more »
  • Ex-N.O. cop awaiting shooting retrial seeks bond

    February 15, 2013 3:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans police officer is asking to be freed on bond while he awaits a retrial. David Warren is charged with shooting and killing a man without justification outside a strip mall in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Another officer later burned Glover's body in a... more »
  • Man accused of killing unborn child blames drugs Play Video

    January 17, 2013 5:43 PM

    WALKER - Jeffrey Reynolds, the man accused of stabbing his wife and cutting their unborn child from its womb, appeared in court today. He blames synthetic marijuana for ruining his life. A talkative Reynolds made the comments to reporters outside the Livingston Parish Courthouse this afternoon. ""I love... more »
  • Commission approves $30 million dollar bond plan for Juban Crossing Play Video

    January 17, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The La. State Bond Commission approved the sale of $30 million in bonds for Juban Crossing. It is more good news for the Livingston Parish retail center after delays caused by downturn in the economy. Developer Scott Crawford says deals with stores have been finalized.... more »
  • Bond set for teen in school bomb plot

    January 7, 2013 7:22 PM

    A teen who called himself a white supremacist was waiting for his parents in Alabama to post his $75,000 bond on charges he planned to attack classmates and a teacher with a bomb. Seventeen year old Derek Shrout did not speak during his initial court appearance on Monday in Seale.... more »

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