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  • Woman charged with murder in Vegas Strip crash

    December 22, 2015 5:52 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Prosecutors in Nevada have charged a woman with murder, child abuse and felony hit-and-run after authorities say she repeatedly plowed her vehicle into crowds on the Las Vegas Strip. Documents filed Tuesday list the charges against 24-year-old Lakeisha Nicole Holloway, who is due in court Wednesday. She... more »
  • Man accused of hiring ex-wife's killers in court

    December 15, 2015 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The case of a man accused of hiring people to kill his wife over an expensive divorce was in Baton Rouge court Tuesday morning. Hamid Ghassemi's case was in court for a change in attorneys defending him against first-degree murder charges. Ghassemi is accused of... 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 »
  • 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 »

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