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  • Man accused of dealing heroin which caused overdose death

    August 28, 2015 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's detectives accused a Baton Rouge man of murder for dealing heroin which caused someone to die from an overdose earlier this year. Deputies charged 24-year-old Brandon Jamal Parker with second degree murder and possession with intent to distribute heroin for the March 7 death of... more »
  • Cell phone records used to tie kidnapping suspect to woman's murder

    June 29, 2015 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police used cell phone records to connect the dots and develop a murder suspect in a recent high-profile murder case, arrest documents obtained by WBRZ News 2 late Monday night show. Hours earlier, Baton Rouge Police confirmed they had added a murder charge to charges Curtis... more »
  • NYPD officer shooting suspect faces attempted murder charge

    May 3, 2015 12:59 PM

    NEW YORK - A man accused of shooting a New York City police officer in the head is being charged with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer. The Queens District Attorney's office says Demetrius Blackwell is expected to be arraigned Sunday afternoon. It was unclear if he... more »
  • U.S. Attorney: Former oversight board member sold test answers for $500

    April 16, 2015 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology official pleaded guilty to selling answers to board-administered exams, U.S. Attorney Walt Green's office announced Thursday. Winn Johnson, 71, appeared in federal court Thursday where the plea happened. Prosecutors said Johnson accepted cash for answers. He sold the... more »
  • Suspect charged in relation to Ferguson officer shooting

    March 15, 2015 3:39 PM

    CLAYTON, Mo. - A man has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting of two police officers who were keeping watch over a demonstration outside the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department last week. Authorities arrested 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams and charged him with two counts of first-degree assault, a... more »
  • Murder charge removed against burglar's wife

    March 13, 2015 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - District attorneys removed murder charges filed against the wife of a burglar who authorities said was shot and killed during a break-in last week in East Baton Rouge Parish. DA Hillar Moore said second-degree murder charges against Deneatrice Cage-Wheeler were deleted Friday, which allowed her to... more »
  • State Dept. official charged with soliciting minor

    February 25, 2015 1:49 AM

    FAIRFAX, VA - A U.S. State Department official has been jailed on charges of soliciting a minor. Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Department spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell says 44-year-old Daniel Rosen was arrested at his home in Washington, D.C., about noon Tuesday and was in custody at the D.C. jail Tuesday night.... more »
  • Former teacher faces child pornography charge

    June 20, 2014 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted a former New Orleans teacher with being in receipt of child pornography. In a news release, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite Jr.'s office said 43-year-old Don Francis Jr., of Metairie, was indicted on Thursday. Authorities say Francis has been... more »
  • Charge for no-show class

    December 2, 2013 7:28 PM

    HILLSBOROUGH, NORTH CAROLINA- A former professor at the University of North Carolina now faces a criminal charge in the case of an academic scandal involving athletes. Julius Nyang'Oro was indicted on one count of obtaining property by false pretenses. It is a felony. He resigned in 2011 during... more »
  • Ex-Patriot Hernandez due in court in murder case

    October 9, 2013 8:38 AM

    FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is due back in a Massachusetts court for the first time since being arraigned on a murder charge. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Fall River Superior Court. Hernandez was indicted in August... more »
  • Kerry reasserts Syria charge despite Assad denial

    September 9, 2013 10:16 AM

    LONDON - Secretary of State John Kerry maintains the U.S. has compelling evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime used chemical weapons against his own people. In his interview with CBS newsman Charlie Rose, Assad had called the U.S. accusations a "big lie," saying Kerry is not making the evidence... more »
  • Pizza delivery driver charged in deadly hit and run

    August 23, 2013 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a pizza delivery driver told them he was too busy with his phone to realize he hit someone with his truck last week, and charged him with negligent homicide. Investigators said Darius Shaw, 18, was making a delivery on Tiger Bend Road Aug.... more »
  • Halliburton enters plea to BP spill-related charge

    July 31, 2013 2:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has scheduled a hearing on Sept. 19 for Halliburton Energy Services to plead guilty to destroying evidence following BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The company was arraigned Wednesday in New Orleans on a misdemeanor charge. Although company attorneys entered a... more »
  • DWI charge against Miss. man in boat wreck

    July 11, 2013 4:29 PM

    AMITE - Louisiana wildlife agents have arrested a Mississippi man on charges accusing him of operating a boat while drunk and severely injuring a 6-year-old girl in a wreck on the Natalbany River near Killian. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement spokesman Adam Einck says 40-year-old Anthony Domiono, of Vicksburg,... more »
  • Judge: Zimmerman jury can't consider 3rd-degree murder

    July 11, 2013 12:19 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida judge has denied a prosecution request to include third-degree murder as a lesser charge in George Zimmerman's second-degree murder charge. Judge Debra Nelson ruled Wednesday, saying it was best to exercise caution. Defense attorney Don West had objected strongly to the third-degree murder proposal since... more »
  • Alleged 'sexting' teacher may face upgraded charge

    June 19, 2013 1:52 PM

    EUNICE, La. - The "sexting" case against former Eunice High School teacher Jackie Fruge, originally filed in Eunice Municipal Court, is likely to be upgraded to a felony and moved to the state district court. The Daily World reports both prosecutors and defense attorney Laura Rougeau have agreed to the... more »
  • APSO: Former Voodoo player caught with marijuana

    April 25, 2013 2:52 PM

    GONZALES - Authorities arrested a former arena league football player on suspicion of drug and weapons charges after they said he was caught with marijuana in Ascension Parish. Around 3:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Sheriffs narcotics detectives, DEA agents and Baton Rouge City narcotics detectives arrested Brian Coulter, 27, in the... more »
  • Man accused by LSP, FBI of child porn

    April 23, 2013 6:45 PM

    COVINGTON - State and federal agents arrested a Covington man after they said they found child porn at his home. Detectives with the Louisiana State Police accused Paul Beebe III, 32, of 21 counts of pornography involving juveniles. An LSP spokesperson said with help from the FBI, investigators... 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 »
  • Arraignment delayed for ex-New Orleans mayor Nagin

    January 23, 2013 3:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge has postponed the arraignment of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who is charged with taking contractors' bribes in exchange for helping them secure lucrative work for the city. Nagin, who gained national prominence leading battered New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, was scheduled... more »
  • LSP: Driver who hit restaurant had suspended license

    January 22, 2013 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities filed charges today against the man who ran into an East Baton Rouge restaurant and broke a gas line this week. State Police said Anthony Guidry, 25, of Port Allen was cited for reckless operation, having no insurance, and driving a vehicle while his license... more »
  • 2 Alabama men named in terror charges

    December 11, 2012 12:45 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - Federal prosecutors say two Alabama men who they say wanted to wage violent jihad overseas have been arrested on terrorism charges. Authorities say Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair and Randy Wilson are both named in terrorism charges filed Monday in Mobile. Both are 25 and from Mobile. Prosecutors... more »
  • Covington firefighter pleads guilty to rape charge

    December 11, 2012 10:06 AM

    COVINGTON - A 29-year-old Covington firefighter accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to forcible rape. The St. Tammany Parish District Attorney's Office says Theodore George Williams could face up to 40 years in prison when he returns to court on Jan. 22 for sentencing. ... more »
  • Ethics Board cites mayor-loan conflict

    December 5, 2012 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Board of Ethics has levied conflict of interest charges against Independence Mayor Michael Ragusa. The allegations stem from Ragusa's involvement in a loan application to the Town of Independence Historic District Fund that financially benefitted his sons and his daughter-in-law. Under state law,... more »
  • BP executive charged with lying to authorities

    November 15, 2012 1:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two men who worked for BP during the 2010 Gulf oil spill disaster have been charged with manslaughter and a third with lying to federal investigators, according to indictments made public Thursday, hours after BP announced it was paying $4.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S.... more »
  • BRPD: Teen shot in May dies from injuries

    November 9, 2012 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a teen girl shot and paralyzed back in May died from her injuries this week. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said Mary Johnson, 16, of Baker died on Nov. 7. She'd been shot in the back of the neck while walking down... more »
  • Judge won't dismiss charge faced by ex-BP engineer

    November 8, 2012 2:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal judge has refused to throw out one of the two obstruction of justice charges faced by a former BP engineer in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Kurt Mix is accused of deleting text messages about BP's response to the disaster. Defense lawyers... more »
  • Man accused in child porn investigation

    October 29, 2012 3:24 PM

    ANGIE - Authorities charged a Washington Parish man with possessing child porn after a joint investigation with local, state and federal agencies. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office said Joseph Lloyd Gerald, 23, of Angie was arrested Friday following the investigation. Investigators charged Gerald with 20 counts of possessing... more »
  • Report: Husband used kitchen knife to stab wife, fetus check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 24, 2012 3:26 PM

    WALKER - An arrest report revealed more details today about what investigators found when they arrived at the scene of a stabbing in Walker. According to the report by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, 31-year-old Jeffrey Reynolds used a kitchen knife to slash his pregnant wife's throat before cutting... more »
  • Ex-Jefferson Parish attorney faces reduced charge

    September 19, 2012 4:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors have filed a reduced charge against former Jefferson Parish attorney Thomas Wilkinson in a corruption case that also has resulted in charges against former parish president Aaron Broussard. Wilkinson faced more serious charges, including conspiracy to commit bribery, before a court filing Wednesday replaced them... more »
  • Shaw Group posts 3rd-quarter loss of $16 million

    July 10, 2012 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Shaw Group Inc. said today that losses narrowed in its fiscal third quarter, though most of that was because the company took a special impairment charge in the same period last year. The Baton Rouge technology and engineering firm reported a net loss of $16 million,... more »
  • Airline will charge $100 for carry on bags

    May 2, 2012 4:15 PM

    NEW YORK - Putting a bag in the overhead bin will soon cost some Spirit Airlines passengers $100 more than they paid for their tickets. The Miramar, Fla., airline currently charges $45 for a carry-on bag. As of November 6th, customers who pay the fee at the boarding gate... more »
  • MLB player arrested on hate crime charge

    April 27, 2012 6:02 PM

    NEW YORK - Detroit Tigers left fielder Delmon Young has apologized following his arrest on a hate crime harassment charge. Police say Young got into a fight with a group of men early Friday outside the team's midtown Manhattan hotel and yelled anti-Semitic epithets. Young says in a statement "I... more »
  • Prosecutors announce Zimmerman's charges

    April 11, 2012 4:21 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A law enforcement official says that the shooter in the Trayvon Martin case will be charged with second-degree murder and is in custody. The official with knowledge of the case says that the charge against 28-year-old George Zimmerman will be announced at a news conference at 6... more »
  • Peeping Tom pleads guilty to obscenity charge

    January 13, 2012 7:08 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A 24-year-old Brusly man has pleaded guilty to one count of obscenity after authorities caught him on camera peeking into his 16-year-old neighbor's bedroom window. Charles Kazmir entered his plea Thursday. Col. Richie Johnson, of the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, says Brusly police set up an... more »
  • Bogalusa's public graveyards may get more pricey

    January 2, 2012 2:20 PM

    BOGALUSA - Some Bogalusa residents are upset by at a proposal to raise the price of plots at the two city-owned cemeteries. They now cost $100 at Bogalusa Cemetery and $150 at Ponemah Cemetery. City officials want to raise the price to $700. The Daily News reports that the City... more »
  • Woman arrested for possessing $400,000 worth of fake checks

    November 30, 2011 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local and national authorities added an extra 92 criminal charges to a Baton Rouge woman's rap sheet Wednesday morning after they arrested her for possessing over $400,000 in checks and money orders two weeks ago. BRPD's Financial Crimes Investigators arrested Latosha Edrena Jackson, 31, of 10950... more »
  • Miles says very little about suspensions

    October 19, 2011 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Les Miles kept very tight-lipped at his 6 p.m. weekly press conference today when asked about the suspension of three LSU football players. "I'm not inclined to be forthcoming in information," Miles said to the media . "I'm not reactionary to needs of media and things... more »
  • Deputy denied a chance to look at DNA evidence

    October 13, 2011 2:43 PM

    HOUMA, La. - A former Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's deputy's request to see DNA evidence from the investigation that led to his conviction on a sex charge has been rejected by a state district judge. Fifty-one-year-old Glenn Brunet was convicted in 2007 of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. The former... more »
  • NO police sergeant indicted in K-9's death

    October 7, 2011 4:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A year after District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office dropped charges against a New Orleans police officer in the death of a police dog, an Orleans Parish grand jury has indicted Sgt. Randy Lewis. The Times-Picayune reports the panel Thursday indicted Lewis on one count of malfeasance... more »
  • Former Baton Rouge cop indicted

    October 5, 2011 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has returned a 16-count indictment against a former Baton Rouge police officer accused of stealing cash seized in drug investigations. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says 28-year-old Michael Thompson of Denham Springs was charged Wednesday with 16-counts of theft for... more »
  • Plaquemines Parish sheriff indicted, resigns

    October 5, 2011 2:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Irvin F. "Jiff" Hingle has been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bribery concerning a program involving federal funds. Hingle, sheriff since 1991, submitted his resignation just before Wednesday's indictment. According to court documents, in 2007 the... more »
  • BESE member facing DWI charge

    September 22, 2011 3:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education member facing re-election next month was arrested in New Orleans earlier this year on suspicion of drunk driving. Louella Givens was arrested in February, according to a police report. Givens did not return a call to The... more »
  • Grand jury gets LSU bar brawl case

    September 21, 2011 6:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The attorney for one suspended LSU football player implicated in a fight outside a Baton Rouge bar said his client won't testify before a grand jury today, and may not at all. Tommy D'Amico represents Josh Johns, who was arrested along with Tigers quarterback Jordan Jefferson... more »
  • Driver says bombs in pickup were for 4th display

    June 28, 2011 11:55 AM

    LOCKPORT - The driver of a pickup truck found to be carrying 10 pipe bombs when it rolled over on a Louisiana highway told state police he made the devices for an Independence Day celebration - not for any malicious intent. Fifty-three-year-old Tony Barisich faces various felony charges in... more »
  • LSP still investigating threats against EBR DA's office

    June 15, 2011 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A State Police spokesperson said the investigation into threats made against District Attorney Hillar Moore's office is still ongoing, and that it led to more charges against Baton Rouge rapper Torrance Hatch, also known as "Li'l Boosie". Lt. Doug Cain said Hatch was arrested May 26... more »
  • HS FB coach arrested on indecent behavior charge

    June 12, 2011 11:28 AM

    HOUMA, La.- Ellender High School's football coach is free on $100,000 bond after being booked with a charge of indecent behavior with a 15-year-old female student. Authorities tell The Courier that 33-year-old Timothy Betts was released Friday, after his wife posted bond on the charges of indecent behavior with... more »
  • BR man charged with manslaughter in grandmother's death

    May 12, 2011 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities have upgraded charges against a Baton Rouge man accused of throwing his grandmother down hard enough to kill her. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Kendrick Montrell Johnson, 19, was arrested on May 3 and accused of grabbing and throwing his grandmother Joyce Pointer, 61, to the... more »
  • Memphis police won't charge La. fugitives

    March 23, 2011 2:56 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis' police director and mayor say there will be no local charges filed against two fugitives from Louisiana who were captured after a police chase. Darian Pierce and Ricky Wedgeworth were arrested by Memphis police on March 14. They had been on the run for... more »
  • Suspect in Arizona shooting held without bail

    January 10, 2011 3:53 PM

    PHOENIX - The suspect in a deadly Arizona shooting is being held without bail and has been assigned a lawyer who defended Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Timothy McVeigh. Jared Loughner entered a Phoenix courtroom Monday handcuffed and wearing a tan inmate uniform. His head is shaved and he has a... more »
  • Additional charge for Baton Rouge robbery suspect

    January 4, 2011 2:48 PM

    A man arrested in connection with a string of business robberies in East Baton Rouge Parish, has been charged with another one. Zachary Police have charged Terrell Mosley with Armed Robbery of the Family Dollar on Highway 19 in Zachary. Investigators say Mosley is now responsible for four... more »

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