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  • Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

    August 19, 2014 5:49 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry has been booked on two felony counts of abuse of power for carrying out a threat to veto funding to state public corruption prosecutors. Perry, who is mulling a second presidential run in 2016, turned himself in Tuesday at the Travis County courthouse. He... more »
  • Father describes shooting intruder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2014 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A father in Baton Rouge who police said shot an intruder in his daughter's home said if he found himself in the same situation, he'd do the same thing all over again. "It had to be me or him. So, it had to be him instead... more »
  • Teen booked with 2 break-ins at snowball stand

    December 12, 2013 2:39 PM

    KENNER - Kenner police say a 17-year-old boy arrested for burglarizing a snowball stand for the second time in a month told them he was homeless and needed money. Investigators say they received a tip before dawn Monday that someone was inside Danny's Gourmet Snowballs and Coffee Shop on Bruin... more »
  • Second suspect booked in Thibodaux double slaying

    October 7, 2013 2:28 PM

    THIBODAUX- Thibodaux police have arrested a second person they believe was involved in a September double shooting. 18-year-old Brian Jones, of Thibodaux, was arrested and booked with principal to the killings of 19-year-old Tre Scott and 27-year-old Jordy Williams, both of Thibodaux. Their bodies were discovered inside a parked car... more »
  • 5 teens booked in French Quarter attack

    September 7, 2013 10:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Court documents show five teenagers were arrested Sept. 1 and booked with hate-crime charges after police said they fired pellet guns at a man in the French Quarter and yelled sexual and racist slurs at him. The Times-Picayune reports 18-year-old George Brown, 19-year-old O'Na Reed and three... more »
  • Driver booked in knife attack on passenger

    June 14, 2013 2:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans woman in under arrest after police say she stabbed a passenger in her car. Investigators say that officers pulled over 22-year-old Breonna Stovall for a traffic violation shortly after 1:35 a.m. on Chef Menteur Highway. They say they found her covered with blood... more »
  • AG: 2 caregivers arrested for Medicaid fraud

    June 7, 2013 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says two personal care attendants have been booked with Medicaid fraud for filing false claims. Caldwell said in a news release that 46-year-old Sybil M. Mashia, of Destrehan, surrendered on Thursday and 36-year-old Christi L. Moore, of Schriever, surrendered for arrest on... more »
  • Ex-La. lawmaker booked on theft charge

    March 27, 2013 12:59 PM

    GRETNA - A former Louisiana lawmaker has been booked on a theft charge that is reportedly tied to a probe of a rebuilding project following Hurricane Katrina. A spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says former state Rep. Sherman Copelin Jr. surrendered to investigators Wednesday. He also was booked... more »
  • Man booked on fourth DWI, facing vehicular homicide charge

    December 18, 2012 2:11 PM

    Baton Rouge- A Greenwell Springs man booked with a fourth DWI over the weekend also was accused in July of driving while intoxicated when his pickup crashed head-on into a car, killing the driver of the car, according to Parish Prison records. Matthew Harding, 31, was booked with fourth-offense... more »
  • Area mayor booked into jail

    September 27, 2012 8:04 PM

    INDEPENDENCE- The mayor of this Tangipahoa Parish town was booked into the parish jail on several charges Thursday. Michael Ragusa was booked on intimidation, battery, and resisting arrest. WBRZ News2 partner, ActionNews17.com , reports "the charges came from an affidavit filed by an Independence police officer who, several... more »
  • Parents charged in death of bruised, bitten child check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 15, 2012 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities announced the parents of an 8-year-old boy who died and was found with dozens of bruises and a bite mark will be booked on charges of first-degree murder today. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's office released their findings from the autopsy of Xzayvion Riley,... more »
  • Suspect arrested in Raising Cane's robbery

    March 28, 2012 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One of the suspects involved in the Raising Cane's robbery on Government Street March 23rd turned himself into Baton Rouge police this morning. Brandon Anthony Daggs, 21, of New Orleans turned himself in after learning he had a warrant for his arrest. Terrance Ardell Jones,... more »
  • Woodlawn High bus driver booked in aggravated rape

    March 26, 2012 7:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies have arrested a 61-year-old Woodlawn High School bus driver for allegedly persuading an 18-year-old female mentally disabled student who rode his bus to perform a sex act. Donald Bordelon of Zachary was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Friday on counts of aggravated rape.... more »
  • Man booked with murder of brother in Slidell

    March 21, 2012 3:05 PM

    SLIDELL - A Florida man, temporarily residing in the Slidell area, is under arrest today after shooting and killing his brother. Authorities in St. Tammany Parish say Stuart Tomlinson shot his brother, Bryan Tomlinson, to death after the two got into an argument. They say Bryan discovered text... more »
  • Caddo Parish teacher booked with battery

    March 21, 2012 7:50 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says deputies booked a teacher from Mansfield with simple battery of a student at the Academic Recovery School in Shreveport. Prator says 53-year-old Alvin Orlando Williams allegedly grabbed a student around the neck to keep him from leaving the classroom, causing scratches and... more »
  • Hotels booked solid for BCS in New Orleans Play Video

    December 27, 2011 5:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - If you're looking for a hotel room in New Orleans for the BCS National Championship, you're out of luck. Hotels on both ends of the price range are already booked solid for the rematch between LSU and Alabama. Even hotels on the fringe of the Crescent... more »
  • 2 prison guards booked in sex case

    December 21, 2011 2:23 PM

    CLINTON, La. - East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested two Dixon Correctional Institute security officers after investigating complaints the two had inappropriate relations with inmates at the prison. Deputies booked 48-year-old Bernadette Ellis, of Baker, on two counts of malfeasance in office by sexual contact with an inmate. ... more »
  • Man booked after child in his care dies

    July 30, 2011 3:43 PM

    MONROE, La.- Monroe police have arrested a man in connection with the death of a 1-year-old child. Centavo R. Green, 21, of Monroe was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on Friday on charges including second-degree murder. An arrest affidavit shows that police were investigating the Thursday night... more »
  • 1 dead, 1 booked with DWI in Vermilion accident

    June 4, 2011 3:10 PM

    ABBEVILLE, La.- State police say a two-car crash south of Abbeville killed one man, injured a woman and resulted in charges including vehicular homicide against another man. The accident happened around 1 a.m. Saturday on Louisiana Highway 82. State police say a car driven by 51-year-old Gregory Menard of... more »
  • Victim arrested in suspicion of robbing accused shooter

    November 17, 2010 5:20 PM

    BAKER - The victim in the only recorded shootings in Baker this year was released from the hospital today, and then taken to jail. Baker Police arrested Edward Payton in suspicion of an armed robbery on Oct. 12, and said today that the victim is also the man believed... more »
  • Man booked in 2-fatality wreck

    October 16, 2010 4:06 PM

    State police suspect that a driver lost control of his pickup truck while looking at his radio, triggering a three-vehicle wreck in Houma that killed two people. Friday's accident killed 44-year-old Samantha Marcel, of Chauvin, and 35-year-old Lalisa Robinson, of Houma. Troopers say they were in a Honda Civic that... more »
  • Main suspect pleads; key witness charged

    August 30, 2010 9:06 AM

    The main suspect in a second-degree murder case have pleaded guilty to manslaughter, and the woman once expected to be the key witness against them has been booked with murder. Jennifer Carter told police that her friend Latoya Anderson shot Brittany Lewis on April 2, 2009. She had planned to... more »
  • Serviceman accused of killing bride's ex-husband

    May 11, 2010 9:08 AM

    A U.S. Air Force serviceman is being held without bond in Opelousas following the shooting death of his bride's ex-husband. Jason Rolls has been booked with manslaughter in the death of Michael Hall. Jason and Twaila Rolls had been married for only a few hours when Hall appeared at their... more »
  • Second suspect arrested in road-rage shooting

    April 27, 2010 5:35 AM

    A Harvey man has been booked with second-degree murder for allegedly participating with his uncle in a fatal road rage incident in Bridge City. Kentell Simmons turned himself in to Jefferson Parish authorities. Simmons was wanted in the deadly shooting of Justin Lachute. Terrell Simmons was already arrested and charged... more »
  • Ex-teacher booked in student contact

    April 14, 2010 7:28 AM

    A former substitute teacher at East Baton Rouge Laboratory Academy has been arrested for allegedly making inappropriate statements to a student in three notes he wrote in April 2009. Rodrick D. Pitcher is also accused of brushing up against the student one day in class. Pitcher was booked Monday on... more »
  • Man booked in shooting death

    February 23, 2010 8:48 AM

    Deputies say a 19-year-old Marrero man has been arrested in the shooting death of a Harvey man found behind a daiquiri shop near his home. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Ronald Smith was found shortly after 3:30 a.m. Monday. Authorities arrested Travis Dennis and booked him with second-degree... more »
  • Hotels in New Orleans booked for Super Bowl

    February 4, 2010 5:10 PM

    Hotels in the Big Easy are almost completely booked for Super Bowl weekend. The New Orleans Convention Visitor's Bureau expects nearly every room to be filled. At the Hotel Monteleone, guests told News 2 they traveled from out of town to be part of the fun. "I've... more »
  • Man booked in rape case in East Feliciana Parish

    November 20, 2009 2:14 PM

    A man facing an aggravated rape charge in East Feliciana Parish, has been booked on two additional counts. East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's deputies say 38 year-old William Staton of Ethel had inappropriate behavior with a student on his school bus in 2008. Staton was booked with indecent behavior... more »

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