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  • Woman featured in On Your Side report now accused of swindling $23,000 out of bank Play Video

    September 19, 2017 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The tables have turned for a woman who brought her concerns to WBRZ. Now she's in trouble with the law and facing felony charges. In May, Carol Lafitte called 2 On Your Side claiming she was overcharged by a store in the mall for moisturizer. Lafitte... more »
  • 10 people dead after left in hot truck in Texas; driver charged with human trafficking

    July 24, 2017 12:22 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Federal authorities in Texas have charged the driver of a tractor-trailer with transporting immigrants in the U.S. illegally, an incident resulting in the death of 10 people. A complaint filed Monday accuses James Matthew Bradley of driving a trailer packed with immigrants for "commercial advantage... more »
  • Driver in crash that killed 81-year-old in Franklinton charged with negligent homicide

    July 12, 2017 5:12 PM

    FRANKLINTON – A driver has been charged with negligent homicide after an 81-year-old was killed in a crash on LA 25. The crash took the life of 81-year-old Curtis Simmons of Tylertown Mississippi. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred on Wednesday around 7:45 a.m.... more »
  • Engineer charged in deadly Amtrak crash

    May 12, 2017 8:49 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania's top prosecutor has charged a speeding Amtrak engineer with causing a catastrophe, eight counts of involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in a 2015 derailment that came after he accelerated to 106 mph in a 50 mph zone. Prosecutors said Friday they have been in talks with engineer... more »
  • Two students arrested for trying to set fire at Friendship Capitol High School

    April 25, 2017 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two juveniles have been arrested for attempting to set a fire at their school. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the two were arrested after they tried to set a fire at Friendship Capitol High School. The fire department says the two tried to start... more »
  • 71-year-old Calhoun woman accused of pointing rifle at man, dog

    April 6, 2017 5:44 PM

    CALHOUN - A 71-year-old woman has been charged after being accused of pointing a rifle at a man and his dog. The Monroe News-Star reports Janet W. Smith of Calhoun is facing an aggravated assault charge in connection with what happened late Tuesday. Arrest records say the victim told deputies... more »
  • California woman who fell off bridge during selfie won't be charged

    April 6, 2017 1:16 PM

    AUBURN - Authorities say a woman who fell 60 feet (18.2 meters) while taking a selfie on a Northern California bridge will not be charged for trespassing. The Placer County Sheriff's Office says the woman was airlifted to a hospital and is expected to survive. The woman, who hasn't been... more »
  • Maryland student charged in alleged plot for mass shooting at school

    March 31, 2017 5:38 PM

    THURMONT - Police in Maryland say a student accused of meticulously planning a mass shooting at her high school has been formally charged. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that 18-year-old Nichole Cevario of Thurmont was served with arrest warrants Friday. She is being held without... more »
  • Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

    March 28, 2017 10:20 PM

    LOS ANGELES - California prosecutors say two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood have been charged with 15 felonies. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the charges Tuesday against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. The two operate the California-based Center... more »
  • Women formally charged with murdering N. Korean

    February 28, 2017 10:21 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Two women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, were charged with murder Wednesday after arriving in court under heavy protection. Kim Jong Nam was attacked at a busy Kuala Lumpur airport terminal on Feb.... more »
  • Three arrested for child exploitation in Baton Rouge

    January 27, 2017 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the arrest of three men on nearly 50 charges of child exploitation Friday. Harold White, 31, of Metairie, Andrew Wiltcher, 25, of Oak Grove, and Justin Davis, 27, of Laplace, face multiple charges involving the exploitation of juveniles. According... more »
  • Houma man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

    January 18, 2017 5:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Houma man pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment for possession of images and videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children under the age of 12. According to U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite, 31-year-old Michael Chauvin was arrested on Aug. 7, 2015 after police seized several... more »
  • Mother intervenes after man attempts to sexually assault 13-year-old girl

    January 18, 2017 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police booked a man Wednesday for attempting to sexually assault a teenaged girl in September. According to police, Derrick Anthony, 18, forcefully pushed down a 13-year-old girl behind a residence on Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive in the early morning of Sept. 28, 2016. Anthony then attempted... more »
  • Feds: Ex-UN official's relatives indicted in bribe scheme

    January 10, 2017 8:46 PM

    NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors in New York have charged two relatives of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with plotting to bribe a Middle East official to influence the $800 million sale of a building complex in Vietnam. The relatives were named in an indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court... more »
  • Man charged in slaying of actress, yoga teacher

    December 27, 2016 8:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - Police in Washington have charged a Maryland man with first-degree murder in the death of an actress and yoga teacher who went missing on Christmas. Metropolitan Police said in a news release that 29-year-old Adrian Duane Johnson of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was charged Tuesday. He was arrested after... more »
  • Michigan governor doesn't expect to be charged over Flint water

    December 22, 2016 10:12 AM

    LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder says he has "no reason to be concerned" about being charged in the Flint water investigation. Snyder's comments to the Detroit Free Press occurred as the bill for his legal fees reached $4.9 million - all paid by taxpayers. The governor says much of the... more »
  • Maritime instructor accused of selling fraudulent training certificates

    December 7, 2016 5:40 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE – A former Louisiana maritime instructor was charged for allegedly accepting payments to fraudulently certify students. Maurice George, 45, has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and eight counts of wire fraud. George allegedly planned a scheme to embezzle $334,892 from his... more »
  • Police: Man charged with kidnapping jogger in Jackson

    October 24, 2016 9:55 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson police say they've charged a man with kidnapping in the abduction of a jogger as she ran near the state Capitol last month. The 27-year-old woman told police she was taken at knife-point while on her run on Sept. 6. Police said Monday they charged 32-year-old... more »
  • Man, 46, charged in deaths of 2 Mississippi nuns

    August 27, 2016 11:50 AM

    DURANT, Miss. - Authorities say they have charged a 46-year-old man in connection with the deaths of two nuns who were killed in Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said in a statement Friday night that Rodney Earl Sanders of Kosciusko has been charged with two counts... more »
  • Man arrested for armed robbery is habitual offender

    June 20, 2016 9:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Investigative Unit has learned a man arrested Monday for an armed robbery that occurred in May should have been in prison. Police arrested Roland King, Jr. and charged him in the armed robbery of the Chevron Station on Highland Road in Old South Baton Rouge... more »
  • Bill Cosby arraigned on sex assault charge

    December 30, 2015 10:09 AM

    NORRISTOWN, PA.- Bill Cosby has been arraigned on a sex assault charge in Pennsylvania and will remain free on $1 million bail pending trial. Cosby will be fingerprinted at a police station near the Elkins Park courtroom. He did not have to enter a plea, and his next court hearing... more »
  • Police say teacher has been charged in prostitution sting

    November 15, 2015 2:12 PM

    MEMPHIS - A Tennessee teacher is accused of operating an illegal strip club and promoting prostitution. WMC-TV reports Memphis police arrested 44-year-old Walter McCrimmon on Saturday night when they shut down a business he owns called Walt's Place. Police say undercover officers have been investigating the club since July. They... more »
  • Boy, 13, charged as adult in shooting

    October 3, 2015 6:02 PM

    TUPELO, Miss. - A 13-year-old boy accused of shooting another boy in Tupelo has been charged as an adult. Police were called to a residence after the shooting on Wednesday. Two boys, 13 and 14, had been in the house when one of the boys allegedly fired a .38-caliber revolver.... more »
  • Suspect accused of killing Houston deputy to be charged with capitol murder

    August 29, 2015 5:54 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors in Texas are charging a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman identified the man as Shannon J.... more »
  • 2 arrested for having sex with family members

    May 10, 2015 1:32 PM

    FARMERVILLE, La. - A Union Parish father and son have been arrested on charges of having sexual relations with family members. Sheriff Dusty Gates says 41-year-old Steven E. Stanton and 62-year-old Norman Lee Stanton were arrested Thursday in the Haile community. Gates says each was charged on two counts of... more »
  • Sheriff charged after woman was shot

    May 6, 2015 8:45 PM

    LAWRECNEVILLE, GEORGIA- A sheriff in the Atlanta area is charged with reckless conduct in the shooting of a real estate agent. Clayton County sheriff Victor Hill left the scene without giving an official statement of what happened. Authorities say certain details Hill gave when he called 911 about the... more »
  • Rage to relief in Baltimore as 6 officers charged in death

    May 1, 2015 11:11 AM

    BALTIMORE - Rage turned to relief in Baltimore Friday when the city's top prosecutor charged six police officers with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Gray's arrest was illegal and unjustified, and that his neck was broken because he... more »
  • NC man charged with making false BP oil spill relief claims

    February 23, 2015 2:19 PM

    WILMINGTON, N.C - A North Carolina man has been charged with filing $2.3 million in false compensation claims following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Michael R. Rosella of Wilmington was arrested by federal authorities Monday and charged with one count of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud and... more »
  • Some charges dropped against Livingston contractor

    February 19, 2015 11:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Some charges against contractor Corey Delahoussaye were dropped Thursday. Delahoussaye is accused of over-billing Livingston Parish for work related to Hurricane Gustav clean up. Twenty-two of the 81 counts against him were dropped by the district attorney in the area. The dropped charges are related to... more »
  • Eleven-year-old charged with killing a baby

    February 9, 2015 7:49 PM

    WICKLIFFE, OHIO- An eleven-year-old is charged with the beating death of a 2 month-old who was staying overnight with the girl and her mom to give the baby's mother a break. Police say the girl, her mother and the baby were on a couch when the woman fell asleep... more »
  • Woman accused of tax fraud charged

    February 7, 2015 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A tax preparer based in Baton Rouge has been charged with filing false tax returns seeking more than $500,000 in refunds. A federal grand jury on Friday indicted 34-year-old Tamekia Cecilia Harton after U.S. Attorney Walt Green claims she filed 214 tax returns between January 2011 and... more »
  • Baton Rouge mother and son charged with filing false tax returns

    January 14, 2015 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman and her son are facing 40 counts together of suspected fraud. Madie Langley and her son Darin Langley were both arrested for filing false tax returns. Both work as tax preparers at Matrix Computers and Tax Services in Baton Rouge. Investigators found tax returns... more »
  • Teen charged in connection with Pineville school fire

    October 31, 2014 2:08 PM

    Pineville, LA - State Fire Marshal investigators have arrested and charged a 16 year-old student at J.S. Slocum Learning Center in Pineville with one count of Aggravated Arson. Authorities say the teen set a fire intentionally in the school gym last week. Firefighters found the stage curtains in... more »
  • No death penalty for dad charged in toddler death

    September 24, 2014 2:51 PM

    ATLANTA- A prosecutor says he won't seek the death penalty for a Georgia man whose toddler son died after he was left in a hot vehicle. Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said Wednesday he won't seek the death penalty against Justin Ross Harris. Harris faces multiple charges, including malice... more »
  • Man accused of two pharmacy robberies in EBR

    June 24, 2013 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities from two agencies charged a Baton Rouge man with two different pharmacy robberies recently. Investigators with Baton Rouge Police and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office both charged Emanuel Ennis, 30, with first degree robbery after the incidents at two different CVS stores in the... more »

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