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  • 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 »
  • Libyan militant in federal law enforcement custody

    June 28, 2014 10:46 AM

    WASHINGTON - A spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Washington says a Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks is in federal law enforcement custody and there is heightened security at the city's federal courthouse. Spokesman William Miller declined further comment regarding Ahmed Abu Khattala at this time.... more »
  • Inmate accused of choking deputy out, escaping

    April 25, 2014 4:17 PM

    OPELOUSAS - Prosecutors filed additional charges Friday against a St. Landry Parish inmate who's accused of choking a guard unconscious and escaping from a dentist's office earlier this week. Tyrone Byers, who escaped from custody for a few hours Tuesday morning, now faces battery and escape charges in addition... more »
  • Man booked for January killing

    April 15, 2014 11:47 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies transferred a man into their jail Tuesday night and charged him with the murder of a man whose body was found in a sugar cane field earlier this year. Mark Roy, 44, was arrested near Lafayette earlier in the day. He is charged with... more »
  • Sharper charged with sexual assault in Arizona

    March 12, 2014 2:11 PM

    PHOENIX- Police say former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has been indicted in Arizona on charges of sexual assault and administering dangerous drugs. The Tempe Police Department said Wednesday that a grand jury had indicted Sharper in sexual assaults committed on Nov. 21 in Tempe. No other details on the... more »
  • Man charged with rape of 13 year-old girl in Slidell

    February 14, 2014 3:01 PM

    SLIDELL- A registered sex offender, just released from prison a month ago, is behind bars again for raping a 13 year-old girl in Slidell. Detectives say 23 year-old Bert Jones, AKA Daniel Jones, held the girl down and raped her. Jones had just served 4 years behind... more »
  • Boyfriend arrested after girlfriend's deadly heroin overdose

    February 3, 2014 9:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police arrested a 30-year-old man and charged him with murder in connection with his girlfriend's deadly overdose late last year. Brandon Eirick, 30, was arrested Monday on second degree murder charges in the death of Leah Hutchinson, 31. Police said the pair were found in a car,... more »
  • 6 students charged with terrorizing in Livingston Parish

    January 17, 2014 2:31 PM

    WATSON- Six students at Live Oak High School in Livingston Parish have been arrested, after they were found to be involved in what appeared to be a a plot to damage the school, as well as harm students. Deputies say the students claimed it was all part of a... more »
  • Man charged with false billing for Gustav cleanup work in Livingston Parish

    December 5, 2013 2:35 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A former Livingston Parish contractor accused of falsifying billing invoices and theft related to parish Hurricane Gustav cleanup work, is now facing dozens of charges. The 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office filed a bill of information Tuesday charging Corey Delahoussaye with 73 counts of filing or maintaining... more »
  • Boy, 16, charged as adult in NYC ice-rink shooting

    November 11, 2013 9:10 AM

    NEW YORK- A teenager faces attempted murder charges in a weekend shooting at a crowded Manhattan ice-skating rink. The shooting occurred late Saturday at the Bryant Park rink behind the main building of the New York Public Library. A 20-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy were wounded. Police say the... more »
  • Woman booked with multiple child desertion charges

    September 24, 2013 8:50 AM

    MONROE- A 29-year-old Monroe woman faces seven counts each of child desertion and cruelty to juveniles. The News-Star reports Latasha D. Harris was arrested shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday. Police say Harris left seven of her children - aged 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11 - unattended in... more »
  • Henderson police officers charged in illegal ticket system Play Video

    July 23, 2013 5:06 PM

    HENDERSON - Two of Henderson's top police officers were charged with three felony counts each following a state Office of Inspector General investigation. Police Chief Leroy Guidry and Deputy Chief Oliver Mack Lloyd each face charges of public payroll fraud, malfeasance in office and filing false public record. If... more »
  • DA formally charging LSU RB Hill in bar fight Play Video

    July 8, 2013 2:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore says his office is formally charging LSU running back Jeremy Hill and another man with misdemeanor simple battery in connection with a late-April scuffle in a bar parking lot. Moore says Hill and Robert Bayardo, who is not an... more »
  • Friend: Trayvon Martin encounter racially charged

    June 27, 2013 10:22 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A friend of Trayvon Martin's who was on the phone with him shortly before his fatal fight with George Zimmerman says she thought the encounter was racially charged. Rachel Jeantel testified on Thursday for the second day in a row, saying she thought race was an issue... more »
  • Patriots player Hernandez charged with murder

    June 26, 2013 2:07 PM

    ATTLEBORO, Mass.- Police have charged Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez with murder and weapons counts in connection with the slaying of a semi-pro football player whose body was found in an industrial park about a mile from Hernandez's home. The charges were Wednesday after Hernandez was arrested at his sprawling... 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 Ennis Emanuel, 30, with first degree robbery after the incidents at two different CVS stores in the... more »
  • Trial begins in frozen poultry case

    June 5, 2013 9:02 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss.- The trial has begun for two men charged with falsifying temperatures of poultry exported from Pascagoula to Russia. Court records say a jury was seated Monday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport for 39-year-old Gerald Miller of Gautier and 55-year-old Patrick McClain of Pascagoula. A third man, 38-year-old... more »
  • Brother arrested in fatal Calif. stabbing of girl

    May 12, 2013 2:38 PM

    VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. - The mother of an 8-year-old girl who was found stabbed to death in her Northern California home and of the 12-year-old boy accused of killing her says the boy is "protective of his sister." In an interview with Sacramento television station KOVR on Friday, Priscilla Rodriquez... more »
  • Paramedic who responded to Texas blast charged

    May 10, 2013 2:43 PM

    WACO, Texas- A Texas paramedic who helped evacuate people on the night of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas is charged with possessing bomb-making materials including a pipe and chemicals. Bryce Reed has been charged with possession of a destructive device. Law enforcement officials haven't connected the... more »
  • Union official charged with embezzlement

    May 5, 2013 2:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Dana Boente says a union official has been charged with embezzling $4,000 from the union by writing and cashing unauthorized checks to himself. A news release that 63-year-old Malvin Bergeron of Jefferson Parish was charged Friday in a one-count bill of information. According to the... more »
  • 2 men charged in Boston bomb case waive bail

    May 1, 2013 3:23 PM

    BOSTON- A third college friend of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is being held pending a detention and probable cause hearing. Robel Phillipos is charged with making false statements to federal investigators. A hearing is scheduled for Monday. Two other friends of bombing suspect (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) waived... more »
  • Bombing suspect charged, could face death penalty

    April 22, 2013 3:19 PM

    BOSTON- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill, and he could face the death penalty if convicted. Tsarnaev, 19, was accused by federal prosecutors of joining with his older brother to set off the two pressure-cooker bombs that sprayed... more »
  • Trial date reset in fatal buttocks injection case

    April 8, 2013 8:52 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- A suspect charged in Mississippi with the cosmetic buttocks injection blamed in the death of a Georgia woman has received a new trial date. The Hinds County Circuit Court administrator's office says the trial of Tracey Lynn Garner, also known as Morris Garner, is set now tentatively set... more »
  • Ex-IRS agent charged with conflict of interest

    March 29, 2013 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A former supervisory agent at the Baton Rouge office of the Internal Revenue Service has been charged in connection with her alleged unauthorized and simultaneous operation of a private tax service. The Advocate reports 61-year-old Jeanne L. Gavin faces one count of conflict of interest and one... more »
  • Cops: Pa. guard shot finger trying to remove ring

    March 15, 2013 9:07 AM

    BRADFORD, Pa.- Police have charged a federal prison guard with shooting his own finger in a drunken attempt to remove his wedding ring at his northwestern Pennsylvania home. Online court records don't list an attorney for 31-year-old Alfredo Malespini III, of Bradford, who was wounded in the March 2 incident.... more »
  • Autopsy showed Moore died of blunt force trauma

    March 6, 2013 8:44 AM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss.- Authorities have charged an inmate in the death of another prisoner at the Jackson County jail. Testimony at an initial court appearance Tuesday was that Dionte R. Jones struck Anthony Eugene Moore with a closed fist, causing Moore's head to strike a concrete floor at the Jackson County... more »
  • Emmylou Harris charged with hit-and-run in LA

    January 30, 2013 3:15 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Los Angeles prosecutors have charged country star Emmylou Harris with misdemeanor hit-and-run related to an accident last year. The Grammy-winning singer was charged Wednesday for failing to exchange information with a driver whose car she hit on a freeway on Oct. 1. A criminal complaint filed in Beverly... more »
  • Ex-ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson charged with DUI

    December 19, 2012 2:58 PM

    LEWES, Del.- Former ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson is facing a drunken driving charge in Delaware. Police in the southern coastal town of Lewes say the 78-year-old Donaldson was stopped on Dec. 1 for a traffic violation. Police say the officer determined Donaldson had been drinking and gave him... more »
  • Man booked in robbery, shooting death

    December 12, 2012 11:04 AM

    BELLE ROSE- Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says detectives have arrested a 28-year-old Napoleonville man accused of shooting and killing a Thibodaux man last week during an armed robbery in Belle Rose. Waguespack said in a news release received by The Advocate Harrison Truehill was booked Tuesday night with second-degree... more »
  • EBR public defender arrested for aggravated assault Play Video

    November 15, 2012 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested 59-year-old Mark Marinoff, a public defender in East Baton Rouge Parish, and charged him with aggravated assault with a firearm this week. Police say Marinoff got into an altercation with another man around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of a fast food... more »
  • Denham Springs man charged in death of child

    October 10, 2012 2:39 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A man investigators said was driving home from work when he ran over a child in his subdivision has been charged with negligent homicide. Deputies arrested Brad Welch, 32, in the death of 6-year old Tyler Myers last month in the Lakes at Belle Terre subdivision. ... more »
  • Ohio man indicted in Batman movie weapons case

    August 14, 2012 3:31 PM

    CLEVELAND - An Ohio man arrested with a loaded gun, ammunition and knives at a showing of the latest Batman movie has been indicted on three weapons counts. A Cleveland grand jury returned the indictment Monday against 37-year-old Scott A. Smith, of North Ridgeville, on two concealed weapon counts and... more »
  • Former commissioner to plead guilty to racketeering

    July 2, 2012 3:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal authorities said a former deputy insurance commissioner will plead guilty to racketeering charges as part of the undercover FBI investigation "Operation: Blighted Officials" The U. S. Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge accused Richard L. Chambers, Sr., of LaPlace with racketeering and forfeiture in a Bill... more »
  • Sheriff: Brothers charged after fight with machete

    June 26, 2012 3:51 PM

    HOUMA - Sheriff's deputies charged two brothers in Terrebonne Parish with battery after a drunken brawl where they said one slashed the other with a machete. Deputies arrested John Roy Dupre Sr., 54, as well as Robert Lynn Dupre, 53, after the fight this weekend. Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois... more »
  • New Iberia man charged with felony hit-and-run

    May 29, 2012 8:12 AM

    NEW IBERIA - Louisiana State Police say 37-year-old Curtis Williams of New Iberia has surrendered to authorities and identified himself as the man driving a Ford Ranger that struck and killed a pedestrian. Troopers say 39-year-old Renee Green of New Iberia was struck Friday while walking south on Louisiana 675.... more »
  • Report: 1 detective wanted Zimmerman charged

    May 17, 2012 5:33 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - At least one police investigator wanted George Zimmerman to be charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. In a report released Thursday along with other evidence, the Sanford, Fla., detective told prosecutors that the fight between Zimmerman and Martin could have been avoided if Zimmerman had... more »
  • 9-year-old girl murdered, found hanging from a tree

    May 11, 2012 1:15 PM

    ASHVILLE - Alabama authorities say a 14-year-old boy is charged with murder for the death of a girl found hanging from a tree. St. Clair County Sheriff Terry Surles says the victim, Katelynn Arnold, was 9 years old and the boy's half-sister. Her body was discovered Thursday night outside her... more »
  • Woman charged in theft of late mother's benefits

    May 8, 2012 6:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Gretna woman has been charged with fraudulently receiving more than $173,000 in Social Security Administration benefits intended for her late mother. A court filing Monday charges 75-year-old Shirley Bunda with theft of government funds. Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say Bunda, who shared a joint checking... more »
  • Baker woman charged in shooting death

    April 26, 2012 6:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baker woman has been indicted in the January shooting death of another woman. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged 38-year-old Kolande Williams with second-degree murder Wednesday in the death of 31-year-old Kimberly Stewart. A second-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of... more »
  • 4 children die in a fire, autopsies complete

    April 25, 2012 4:05 PM

    RAYNE - Acadia Parish Coroner Dr. Mark Dawson has determined the four Rayne children killed in a fire this week died due to smoke inhalation. Their mother, 26-year-old Shaqueta McDade is charged with second degree murder and is being held on a $1 million bond. McDade left her... more »
  • Mother murdered, her newborn son abducted

    April 18, 2012 8:57 AM

    SPRING, Texas - A prosecutor says a woman has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a mother and the abduction of her newborn son near Houston. Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon says Verna McClain was charged early Wednesday in the killing of Kala Marie Golden.... more »
  • Ex-bondsman charged in plot to free defendants

    April 17, 2012 5:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans bail bondsman has been charged with conspiring with a former employee of the Orleans Parish sheriff's office to illegally release criminal defendants from the sheriff's custody without a judge's authorization. A federal court filing Tuesday claims 56-year-old Willie J. Irons Jr. paid Gilishia... more »
  • Teen faces 9 murder charges

    April 16, 2012 11:56 AM

    PALMVIEW - A 15-year-old South Texas boy has been charged with nine counts of murder among other charges after a van he was driving crashed, killing nine of the suspected illegal immigrants packed inside. The boy, who is not being identified because he is a juvenile, appeared at a probable... more »
  • Mother charged in fire deaths of 4 children in NY

    April 13, 2012 2:13 PM

    ROCHESTER - Authorities in Rochester, N.Y., say a woman has been accused of setting a house fire that killed four of her children. Rochester Fire Chief John Caufield says Friday that Bobbie Kugler is charged with arson and four counts of manslaughter. Kugler is the mother of 14-year-old Gage Reavey,... more »
  • Ex-cop, sheriff's deputy charged in insurance scam

    April 6, 2012 2:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two law enforcement officers from the New Orleans area have been charged with plotting to make a fraudulent insurance claim. A court filing Friday charges former New Orleans Police Sgt. Kevin Guillot and former Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy Daniel Spears with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Federal... more »
  • Flight disrupted, captain charged

    March 28, 2012 3:56 PM

    AMARILLO - Federal authorities have charged a JetBlue Airways captain who sprinted down the cabin screaming about a bomb, with interfering with a flight crew. An affidavit states Captain Clayton Osbon told his co-pilots that "things don't matter" during a Las Vegas bound flight yesterday. Osbon reportedly told the... more »
  • Soldier charged with murder

    March 23, 2012 10:27 AM

    WASHINGTON - Almost two weeks after the shooting deaths of 17 Afghan civilians, a U.S. soldier will be charged with murder and other counts today. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is expected to be read the charges today at the military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. His attorney says the... more »
  • Woman charged with defrauding FEMA after Gustav

    March 22, 2012 8:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A LaPlace woman has been charged with fraudulently receiving more than $28,000 in federal aid following Hurricane Gustav in 2008. A court filing Tuesday charges 33-year-old Shanette Raquell Kennard with one count of theft of government funds. She faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison... more »
  • Maryland college student charged in rampage threat

    March 12, 2012 6:44 AM

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A University of Maryland student has been arrested and charged with posting an Internet threat claiming he planned to go on a shooting rampage on campus hoping to kill as many people as possible. Campus police said in a statement that 19-year-old Alexander Song of Fulton,... more »
  • Teen charged as juvenile in Ohio school shooting

    March 1, 2012 3:13 PM

    CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio 17-year-old has been charged with three juvenile counts of aggravated murder in a school shooting that killed three fellow students and wounded two. The charges were announced Thursday afternoon against T.J. Lane. The boy is accused of opening fire Monday in the cafeteria... more »
  • Woman charged with extorting parents

    February 24, 2012 3:39 AM

    VIDALIA, La. - State police say a 25-year-old Vidalia woman tried to extort $350 from her parents after she called her mother and father and falsely claimed that she would be killed unless they wired the money to businesses. On Thursday, state police said they arrested Tabitha Fisher on charges... more »
  • La. couple charged in plot to forge documents

    February 15, 2012 6:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Prairieville man who owns a personal care business has been indicted on charges he conspired to forge CPR and First Aid training certification documents for his employees. State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office says 43-year-old Dwaine Woods and his company, Millennium Health Care Services, were indicted... more »
  • Man charged with bomb threat during Saints game

    February 10, 2012 2:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Michigan man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge he phoned in a bomb threat to the Superdome during the New Orleans Saints' playoff win over the Detroit Lions in January. The charge brought Friday against 34-year-old Shawn H. Payton, of Jackson,... more »
  • Woman charged in beheading plot to appear in court

    February 3, 2012 4:45 AM

    WILMINGTON, N.C. - A Raleigh school administrator accused of paying a hit man to behead three witnesses in a North Carolina terrorism case is due in federal court. Nevine Aly Elshiekh is scheduled to appear today. She was arrested last month after FBI agents tracked her to a meeting in... more »
  • LPSO: Father arrested for shooting son

    January 20, 2012 5:14 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A father is under arrest Thursday afternoon after his son was found by authorities with a shotgun wound in his back in their shared trailer home in Hammond. George W. Hardy Jr., 54, is charged with attempted second degree murder, child desertion and illegal use of a... more »
  • Babysitter charged in Indiana girl's death

    December 27, 2011 3:09 AM

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Relatives of a 9-year-old girl who was found dead in northeast Indiana say the man suspected in her death was a trusted family friend. Mike Plumadore is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday on a murder charge in the death of Aliahna Lemmon, whose family... more »
  • Trial set for La. inmates charged in Miss. killing

    December 23, 2011 4:43 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Two men charged with kidnapping and killing an Ohio businessman in Mississippi after escaping from a Louisiana prison are scheduled for trial in November. Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian "Drake" Pierce could face the death penalty if convicted of kidnapping resulting in death. They were indicted... more »
  • 15-year-old charged in Buttonwood Drive slaying

    December 16, 2011 3:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The teenager accused in a deadly shooting on North Buttonwood Drive last month has been formally indicted. A grand jury charged 15-year-old Branikin Jones with the second-degree murder of Daylon Wheeler, 16. Jones shot Wheeler at a home in the Glen Oaks Place neighborhood November... more »
  • Dad goes on trial for killing son

    November 26, 2011 10:01 AM

    HOUMA-A Houma man charged with killing his infant son is scheduled to be tried next month. 24-year-old Cody Bourg's trial on a second-degree murder charge is slated to start December 5th in state court in Terrebonne Parish. Bourg was arrested in October 2010 after he allegedly suffocated his 1-year-old... more »
  • Idaho man charged with trying to assassinate President Obama

    November 17, 2011 2:51 PM

    PITTSBURGH - An Idaho man charged with firing two shots at the White House last week has been charged with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama or his staff. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, will be taken back from a federal court in Pittsburgh to face the... more »
  • Two alleged bounty hunters charged in morning shooting

    October 4, 2011 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies have arrested two alleged bounty hunters for a shooting that happened Tuesday morning. Anthony Thomas, 24, and Demarcus J. McKnight, 31, were arrested after detectives say they found a woman shot at a home in the 9300 block of Ridgewood Drive.... more »
  • 91 Charged in Medicare fraud crackdown

    September 7, 2011 2:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - A nationwide law enforcement crackdown has resulted in charges against 91 people - including doctors and other medical professionals - for allegedly participating in Medicare fraud schemes involving $295 million in false billing. Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius say charges... more »
  • Fla. man charged with oil spill claims fraud

    August 30, 2011 2:33 PM

    MIAMI - A Florida man has been charged with attempting to defraud the claims fund set up by BP following last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Miami federal prosecutors said Tuesday that 36-year-old Eliu Gonzalez sent a fraudulent electronic claim last October for more than $110,000 in supposedly... more »
  • Houma Police officer charged in bar fight

    July 16, 2011 12:02 PM

    HOUMA, La.- A Houma police officer was arrested for allegedly getting into a fight outside a bar in Thibodaux Dex Martin, who has been with the Houma police department since March 2010, and Keli Defiore, of Thibodaux, were seen on the street pushing each about 2:15 a.m. Friday morning.... more »
  • Thousands of prescription drugs seized, man arrested

    January 13, 2011 3:09 PM

    PIERRE PART- A man from Assumption Parish is behind bars after deputies seized thousands of prescription pills and over $1000 in cash. Authorities launched an investigation after receiving numerous complaints from residents that Ray Metrejean, Jr. was selling prescription pain pills. Investigators say Metrejean would go to Texas to... more »
  • Maurepas man charged with Armed Robbery

    January 12, 2011 2:06 PM

    A man accused of Armed Robbery in Livingston Parish is now behind bars. Deputies say just after 7 Wednesday morning, 21 year-old Avery Rheams walked into the Best Stop # 9 in Maurepas armed with a hand gun. Deputies found money taken from the store in Rheams' possession,... more »
  • Man charged in Baton Rouge murder case

    December 30, 2010 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities have charged a person already in jail with the murder of a man during an apparent drug deal. 19-year-old Jarvis Fleming has been charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of 23-year-old Daniel Smith on Oct. 23. Smith was shot to death early that morning... more »
  • Former New Orleans official charged in federal court

    December 15, 2010 12:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans city official has been charged in federal court with taking more than $20,000 in payoffs from a businessman who did business with the city. Anthony Jones of New Orleans was the city's chief technology officer during former Mayor Ray Nagin's administration. A bill... more »
  • 1 charged in military laptop theft

    November 20, 2010 1:25 PM

    Naval investigators are searching for more suspects believed to be involved in the theft of as many as 300 laptop computers from Navy facilities in Tennessee, Louisiana and Pennsylvania. One suspect, 33-year-old Yaw Owusu, of Memphis, admitted receiving $50,000 for about 150 laptops he stole and was bound over... more »
  • 3 juveniles charged with arson in mobile home fire

    October 17, 2010 9:47 AM

    Authorities say three juveniles have been charged with setting the fire to a vacant mobile home in Gonzales that spread to another residence, which was occupied. No injuries were reported in Saturday's blaze. State Fire Marshal H. Butch Browning announced the arrests in a news release Sunday. The release said... more »
  • La. man charged with hate crime at school

    September 27, 2010 3:21 PM

    A north Louisiana man accused of helping hang a dead raccoon in a noose outside a school to intimidate black students has been charged with conspiring to commit a hate crime. 33 year-old Christopher Shane Montgomery, of Bastrop, was also charged with tampering with a witness and lying to... more »
  • 3 charged in La. cross burning

    July 30, 2010 5:47 AM

    Three people have been charged in a cross-burning incident at the home of an interracial couple in north Louisiana. Joshua James Moro is charged with conspiring to interfere with another person's civil rights. Moro, Jeremy Matthew Moro and Sonya Marie Hart were charged with making false statements to FBI agents.... more »
  • Baton Rouge man accused in ATM thefts

    July 13, 2010 7:45 AM

    Federal prosecutors have charged a Baton Rouge man with conspiracy to commit bank thefts totaling more than $200,000. Larry Harrington has been in custody since his arrest June 20 by St. Francisville police. Harrington is accused of conspiring with unnamed others to steal approximately $124,000 last month from a St.... more »
  • 4-year-old dies in crash; father charged

    June 27, 2010 3:09 PM

    Authorities say a 4-year-old boy was killed when a car driven by his father left the road and hit a culvert. According to a report in The Courier, three others were injured in the crash. State Police spokesman Trooper Bryan Zeringue said Jayden Parfait was riding in the back of... more »
  • 4 charged in Edgard bank robbery

    June 26, 2010 9:47 AM

    Four New Orleans residents have been indicted on charges stemming from a May 4 bank robbery in Edgard. Federal prosecutors said 27-year-old Errol Harris entered the Capital One Bank branch on Highway 18 and pointed a handgun at an employee while another suspect, 36-year-old Corey Richardson, hopped over the teller's... more »
  • Man facing charge of starting fire

    June 20, 2010 2:37 PM

    Flagstaff, AZ. (AP) - Authorities say they have arrested a California man and charged him with starting a 350-acre wildfire burning near downtown Flagstaff that prompted evacuations of homes and a hotel. Flagstaff city spokeswoman Kimberly Ott says 54-year-old Randall Wayne Nicholson is facing a charge of burning of... more »
  • 2 charged in scheme to get fraudulent tax refunds

    May 7, 2010 5:42 AM

    A St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputy and a tax preparer have been indicted on charges they used the identities of prison inmates to fraudulently obtain more than $800,000 in tax refunds. The indictment accuses the deputy, Warren LeBeauf, of running inmates' names through a law-enforcement database and providing their personal... more »
  • 3 men charged with break-in

    April 14, 2010 7:38 AM

    Three men have been arrested after they allegedly forced their way into a 78-year-old woman's home and demanded she give them money. Lafourche Parish deputies say the three men allegedly entered into the Raceland home as the woman was entering with groceries. Eighteen-year-old Yendis Bourda, 20-year-old Calvin Price Jr. and... 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 charged in Danziger case gets court case

    April 5, 2010 10:44 AM

    A man charged with lying to the FBI about deadly police shootings on a New Orleans bridge in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is set to make his initial court appearance later this month. Authorities say Marion David Ryder was near the Danziger Bridge when officers shot and killed... more »
  • La. man charged with lying about Katrina shootings

    April 1, 2010 6:06 PM

    A convicted felon has been charged with lying to the FBI about a police shooting that killed two people and wounded four others on a New Orleans bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that 45-year-old David Ryder, of Opelousas, falsely claimed that he had chased a... more »
  • Woman charged with tax, ID theft

    April 1, 2010 6:40 AM

    A 33-year-old Baton Rouge woman has been charged in a continuing federal investigation that already has exposed the theft of more than $240,000 from the Internal Revenue Service. Clarissa T. Ayo was charged Wednesday in a bill of information filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. Bourgeois accused... more »
  • Baton Rouge officer charged in domestic incident

    March 31, 2010 2:38 PM

    A Baton Rouge officer allegedly involved in an off-duty domestic incident, is in trouble with the law. Sgt. Otis Nacoste reportedly got into a fight with his wife at their home and hit her in the eye. His wife was taken to the hospital for treatment. Nacoste was... more »
  • Sabine grand jury indicts 4 in 2008 homicide

    March 23, 2010 7:27 AM

    A grand jury in Sabine Parish charged four people in the killing of a 22-year-old whose body was found in a car trunk near his family's home. George H. Ebarb Jr., Malcolm Brian Montgomery, Jameson Wade Sepulvado, and Darci Bass are charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery of Shawn... more »
  • Second former cop charged in post-Katrina bridge killings

    March 9, 2010 3:24 PM

    A former New Orleans police detective has been charged with helping conceal a conspiracy by police to cover up a deadly police shooting of unarmed civilians after Hurricane Katrina. Jeffrey Lehrmann is the second former member of the police department to be charged in a federal probe of shootings... more »
  • Denham Springs man charged in burglaries

    February 15, 2010 2:32 PM

    A man is now under arrest for nearly two dozen burglaries in Livingston Parish. Deputies say early Sunday morning a homeowner on Eagle Crest Drive north of Denham Springs, woke up after he heard a car alarm, and a saw a man breaking into cars in his driveway. ... more »
  • Interim police chief appointed for Independence

    January 12, 2010 7:17 AM

    The Independence Town Council has appointed the older brother of the Tangipahoa Parish sheriff as police chief in the wake of a federal prosecutor filing charges against the former elected chief. In a unanimous vote Monday, the council voted to appoint 50-year-old Frank Edwards III as police chief to serve... more »
  • Ex-school bus driver faces more sex charges

    November 20, 2009 6:34 AM

    East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies have booked a man facing an aggravated rape charge with two additional counts, accusing him of inappropriate behavior with a student on his school bus in 2008. Deputies say 38-year-old William Staton of Ethel was booked with indecent behavior with a juvenile and malfeasance. Deputies... more »
  • Parish president resigns after being charged in bribery case

    September 24, 2009 10:40 AM

    The president of St. John the Baptist Parish resigned Thursday after he was charged in a federal bribery case. William J. Hubbard is accused of soliciting checks totalling $20,000 from three vendors who had contracts with the parish. The money was apparently was to be used for Hubbard to... more »

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