January 22, 2015 10:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - School administrators fired a Scotlandville band instructor Friday who's accused of having sex with one of his students.
Deputies charged Robert M. Lewis, 30, with forcible rape and prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student Thursday night. Lewis has been on paid leave since... more »
January 8, 2015 4:58 PM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators have not ruled out possible charges for the driver who hit a 12-year-old boy walking to a school bus stop Wednesday morning.
The child is currently in the hospital fighting for his life. The wreck happened on Evangeline Street near North Foster. Neighbors who live... more »
December 24, 2014 3:31 AM
BATON ROUGE - State agriculture officials say two more felony timber theft charges have been filed against a Jena man. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says 39-year-old James Ainsworth was arrested last Friday for theft of just over $14,600. The new charges make a total of eight theft... more »
December 16, 2014 4:37 PM
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently reported the comedian molested her around 1974. The rejection of a child sexual abuse charge by prosecutors on Tuesday comes roughly 10 days after the woman, Judy Huth, met with police... more »
December 4, 2014 12:32 PM
The New Orleans Pelicans have signed forward Dante Cunningham, who has struggled to clear his name after domestic assault charges against him were dropped this summer. The Pelicans announced the signing Thursday. He played the previous two seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Cunningham was charged last April with felony domestic... more »
October 28, 2014 3:37 AM
MARRERO - A 76-year-old Marrero man is accused of cockfighting and of mistreating 44 chickens. Armando Alvarez was booked with one count of cockfighting, 44 of cruelty to animals and 40 of aggravated cruelty to animals. The arrest report says Jefferson Parish Animal Control told deputies that animals were inhumanely... more »
September 24, 2014 2:15 PM
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y.- A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York. The decision was announced Wednesday, nearly seven weeks after Stewart's car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt-track race... more »
September 16, 2014 9:34 PM
TACOMA, Wash. - Prosecutors have filed additional charges in Washington state against a man who showed up at the Zachary Police Department three years ago with his wife's body in the back of his car.
Tuesday, Stanley Guidroz was charged in the death of his 3-year-old son for a... more »
September 4, 2014 3:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - A doctor accused of battery and inappropriate behavior with a female patient pleaded guilty to four counts of simple battery on Thursday.
Dr. Howard Gidden, 63, was sentenced to 6 months in parish prison for each count with two years of unsupervised probation, according to the... more »
August 30, 2014 7:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - 5 year old Jay"v"une Bergin was laid to rest Saturday morning after allegedly being beaten to death by his father, Vernell Day.
Day is facing attempted murder charges and a felon in possession of a firearm charge.
But both sides of the child's family came... more »
August 22, 2014 5:48 PM
PORT ALLEN - Port Allen police may be a little closer to finding out what happened at a shooting at a local basketball court.
Edith Tillman, 43, and her son, Terrence Tillman, 17, were arrested in connection to the shooting.
Edith Tillman has had at least two other... more »
August 19, 2014 6:44 PM
GONZALES- A man tied to a home invasion where three people were murdered in February 2012 pleaded guilty and will serve three life terms, District Attorney Ricky Babin told WBRZ News 2 Tuesday.
Bernard James pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder... more »
August 16, 2014 10:30 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. - A northern New York couple has been arraigned on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after kidnapping them from a roadside farm stand. Stephen Howells and Nicole Vaisey of Hermon were each charged Friday with two counts of first-degree kidnapping. St.... more »
July 11, 2014 10:22 AM
SPRING, TX - A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, has collapsed in court as a prosecutor recited the charges against him. A shackled Ronald Lee Haskell was standing before a state district judge Friday during a probable cause hearing when he fell... more »
July 9, 2014 7:56 PM
NEW BRIGHTON, PENNSYLVANIA- A high school English teacher is charged with having sex with two 18-year-old students days before the graduated.
Tiffany Leiseth is accused of a crime because the encounters with the male students happened when she still had a teacher-student relationship with them.
Eighteen year olds... more »
June 25, 2014 3:07 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Singer Chris Brown is expected to be in Washington for a hearing on the assault charge he faces. Brown is scheduled Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court. Brown was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault in October, accused of hitting a man outside the W hotel. That man... more »
May 1, 2014 7:41 AM
MAYS LANDING, N.J.- Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is in a New Jersey courthouse to face assault charges stemming from an incident with his then-girlfriend in an Atlantic City casino elevator. Rice, a former Rutgers star, arrived at court Thursday morning holding hands with the woman, now his wife.... more »
April 17, 2014 10:36 PM
PHOENIX- Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has lost his bid to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge decided there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him. Sharper's lawyers had questioned the evidence authorities are using to justify keeping him in... more »
March 21, 2014 11:30 AM
BAKER - The Baker Middle School teacher who was arrested and jailed this past week said she was humiliated by what happened, but is glad to be back in her classroom without a potential criminal case hanging over her head.
"That's the best thing for me, to continue to... more »
December 19, 2013 10:17 PM
BATON ROUGE- Friday, jurors will continue deliberating whether or not former Alcohol Tobacco Control Commissioner Murphy Painter is guilty of computer fraud and lying to the FBI.
At 10:00 Thursday night, they decided to end deliberations for the day and return the following morning.
Painter, accused of spying... more »
December 19, 2013 10:55 AM
U.S. District Judge James Brady threw out three aggravated identity theft charges against former ABC commissioner Murphy Painter Thursday morning.
The judge said aggravated identity theft laws were created to protect people from terrorism and financial ruin and did not apply in this case. Painter still faces 29 counts... more »
November 22, 2013 11:15 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Police arrested two men from New Orleans on child pornography charges. The state Attorney General's Office says 37-year-old Brian Keith Stewart faces 15 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles, with another count of distributing. He was arrested Thursday. 25-year-old Matthew Totaro was also arrested Thursday in a... more »
November 8, 2013 11:34 AM
ST. GABRIEL - Sheriff's deputies arrested an employee of the Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel after they said he tried to smuggle drugs into the jail.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office accused Daron Toussant of drug charges after starting an internal investigation into his actions.
Detectives got... more »
September 30, 2013 10:08 PM
ROSELAND- The final person wanted for a violent attack on a 13-year-old girl in a trailer known as "The Trapper" turned himself in to authorities Monday evening.
The police department said Tevin Smith surrendered as officers were planning to go after him.
Smith and five others are accused... more »
September 26, 2013 10:32 PM
ROSELAND- The mayor of this small Tangipahoa Parish community told the town council Thursday, she will meet with the pastor who runs the church that shares property with a trailer known as "The Trapper" that was the scene of a gruesome attack on a 13-year-old girl recently.
The teenager... more »
September 25, 2013 10:40 PM
ROSELAND- City leaders plan to discuss an abandoned trailer that was the scene of a violent attack on a young girl recently.
The unidentified 13-year-old was gang raped by six boys : three juveniles and three over 17. Police said the group coerced the teenager into the empty trailer,... more »
September 24, 2013 10:15 PM
ROSELAND- People in this small, central Tangipahoa Parish town are dealing with a heinous crime; six young men accused of gang raping a 13-year-old girl.
Two have been arrested, three juveniles face processing through the parish's juvenile detention program, and a sixth is at large after the crime days... more »
September 20, 2013 10:17 PM
BATON ROUGE- An LSU law student faces additional charges related to a rape investigation.
Deputies said Friday, Abdellatif Devol raped his victim an additional time at her apartment after the initial attack and added more rape charges. Devol was already in jail for the first charge.
Investigators believe... more »
September 9, 2013 3:23 PM
ANGOLA - Sheriff's deputies upgraded charges today against the man accused of crashing into the Angola prison's main gates this weekend to include attempted murder.
A judge set a bond for Floyd Tilliman at $225,000 today. Investigators said they added the charge because he also rammed his vehicle into... more »
September 6, 2013 5:34 PM
NEW YORK CITY - A 30-year-old Canadian national faces serious traffic charges in the Big Apple after he posted a video on YouTube, where he sped around the city in about 24 minutes.
WNBC TV reported Christopher Adam Tang claimed he never went over 100 mph and ran only... more »
September 6, 2013 10:04 AM
FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez will be arraigned Friday on a first-degree murder charge following his indictment in the killing of a friend.
A Massachusetts grand jury indicted Hernandez last month in the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of... more »
August 29, 2013 10:33 PM
GONZALES- The price of gas in Ascension Parish, and every parish in Louisiana, is rising.
Here, gas was about $3.40 Thursday. That was a one-cent increase overnight. Gonzales shared the same average as Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, and Hammond.
The national average was about $3.56.
The increase... more »
August 24, 2013 11:51 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Orleans Parish prosecutors have dropped a second-degree murder charge against a man who's been accused in the November 2010 slaying of a local celebrity known as Messy Mya. The Times-Picayune reports 27-year-old Jason Hamilton was released from prison Friday after spending almost three years in custody. Prosecutors... more »
August 6, 2013 10:51 PM
TICKFAW- Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish booked an animal owner on cruelty charges when they found her horse and dog severely ill.
The horse had no food or water. The dog was bloated with an infection and 17 pounds of fluid had to be drained from the dog. Both animals... more »
July 26, 2013 12:35 AM
BARTOW COUNTY, Ga.- The sheriff of this county, north of Atlanta, released the booking photo, or more infamously known as "mug shot," of LSU baseball signee Dylan Cade Williams.
Williams, of Rydal, Ga., was booked Tuesday on counts of possession with intent to distribute Schedule 1 drugs, trafficking Ecstasy,... more »
July 25, 2013 11:58 AM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities in Georgia say a signee with the LSU baseball team is one of seven men arrested on drug charges. Bartow County deputies say Dylan Cade Williams, of Rydal, Ga., was booked Tuesday on counts of possession with intent to distribute Schedule 1 drugs, trafficking Ecstasy, and... more »
July 24, 2013 8:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - A woman requested $18 dollars and a Coors Light baseball cap as payment for oral sex, according to a report filed by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.
Brooke Crawford was arrested Tuesday in a sting operation. Deputies said Crawford solicited an undercover deputy behind... more »
July 18, 2013 2:54 PM
ST. MARTINVILLE - St. Martin Parish prosecutors have filed formal charges against Henderson Police Chief Leroy Guidry and Deputy Chief Oliver Mack Lloyd in an investigation into an alleged illegal quota system for traffic tickets issued along Interstate 10. Assistant District Attorney Chester Cedars said Thursday that the two men... more »
July 18, 2013 10:20 AM
NEW YORK - Prosecutors say a suburban New York man who ran onto the field during the All-Star game at Citi Field faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. The suspect allegedly did it on a Twitter dare. Queens district attorney Richard Brown says 18-year-old Dylan... more »
July 17, 2013 7:56 PM
TORONTO- The bizarre case of accused killer Luka Magnotta took another twist in Canada. Police charged the owner and operator of a website that showed video of the murder and dismemberment Magnotta is accused of. Mark Marek is charged with corrupting morals for posting the video and knowing it depicted... more »
July 15, 2013 7:34 PM
SAXONBURG, PENNSYLVANIA- A man faces charges for dousing a seven-year-old boy with a flammable liquid and doing nothing when the boy's shirt caught on fire. Edward Myers is accused of using his cell phone to film the attack on his girlfriend's son. The boy had third-degree burns on his face... more »
June 12, 2013 3:07 PM
KENNER - Allegations about a home-based marijuana growing operation have led to the arrest of a Kenner man on drug and weapon charges. Kenner police said they received an anonymous tip about marijuana being grown at a residence. Detectives searched the home Tuesday and found 32 marijuana plants, plus 18... more »
June 5, 2013 11:38 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The president and owner of Houma-based Cenac Towing has pleaded guilty to making false statements to the Federal Elections Commission in connection with illegal campaign contributions he made to Louisiana's two U.S. senators. Federal prosecutors in New Orleans charged 57-year-old Arlen "Benny" Cenac Jr., of Houma, last... more »
May 22, 2013 10:30 PM
FRENCH SETTLEMENT- A man and woman face charges for crimes against nature and child pornography.
Doyle Trauth, 42, and Lisa Trauth were arrested after deputies said they were "alerted about disturbing images and videos on a computer belonging to" the pair.
Investigators said files included visuals of Lisa... more »
May 21, 2013 10:23 PM
BATON ROUGE- A couple faces charges after an altercation with police at a Tigerland apartment swimming pool Tuesday night.
Damien Hibbler is accused of fighting with an off-duty Baton Rouge Police officer, even choking the officer. Hibbler's wife faces charges for interfering in the incident.
According to investigators,... more »
May 16, 2013 9:07 AM
NEW ORLEANS- Jail records show that the suspect in a Mother's Day parade shooting that wounded 19 people faces 20 charges of attempted second-degree murder. Nineteen-year-old Akein Scott was arrested Wednesday night in the Little Woods section of New Orleans. He was already facing a gun and drug possession charge... more »
May 15, 2013 9:50 AM
CLEVELAND - The attorneys for a Cleveland man accused of keeping three women in captivity for about a decade say he will plead not guilty. Attorneys Craig Weintraub and Jay Schlachet say that suspect Ariel Castro has been portrayed as a "monster" in the media, and after meeting with him... more »
May 9, 2013 2:39 PM
NEW ORLEANS- Fifteen people linked to 15 killings have been indicted on state charges.
The killings include the deadly shooting of a 5-year-old girl, in a case that New Orleans authorities tout as the broadest of its kind in the city's history. The 51-count indictment unveiled Thursday includes charges... more »
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 »
April 23, 2013 5:06 PM
TUPELO, Miss. - A court filing says charges have been dropped against a Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others.
The one-sentence document was filed hours after the suspect was released on bond. The document says the ongoing investigation has revealed new but... more »
April 23, 2013 10:16 AM
BOSTON - He's already been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction, in the Boston Marathon bombings -- but more charges are ahead for Dzokhar Tsarnaev. State prosecutors expect to charge him separately in the killing of an MIT police officer who was shot in his cruiser Thursday night... more »
April 12, 2013 10:00 PM
BATON ROUGE- Charges have been upgraded against a man, accused of beating a man at a group home, after the victim died.
A spokesperson with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Richard Ray Gore, 66, was beaten with a steel bar at the home on 11342 East... more »
April 12, 2013 10:14 AM
BATON ROUGE - A 37-year-old Baton Rouge man who served prison time after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the 1992 slaying of carjacked LSU freshman Kipp Earl Gullett is now facing a felony drug charge. A judge reset Zebbie Berthelot's arraignment on methamphetamine charges for May 20. He told state... more »
April 10, 2013 2:36 PM
ST. AMANT - Authorities in Ascension Parish arrested a father and his son on drug charges this week.
Narcotices agent searched the home of Audie Decoteau, 51, and Austin Decoteau, 17, on April 8 after receiving complaints about drug activity there.
Detectives said they found marijuana and other... more »
March 28, 2013 8:57 AM
SHREVEPORT- A 61-year-old Minden man faces charges in at least six parishes and one Texas county in connection with an alleged scam that involved selling bogus newspaper ads. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says David Edward Dix is accused of going into several Caddo businesses and stating that he works... more »
March 27, 2013 8:02 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies have arrested the 24-year-old wanted in the January beating and death of another man.
Deputies booked Shedrick Demond Lobrano into parish prison Monday on second-degree murder and fugitive from justice charges.
Police arrested his father, 51-year-old Shedrick L. Lobrano, at their home last... more »
March 11, 2013 10:29 AM
RAYNE - State police are investigating a three vehicle crash on La. Highway 95 north of Interstate 10 which claimed the life of a Eunice man. The accident happened Sunday around 7:30 p.m. Troopers say 28-year-old Gerardo Robles of Church Point was driving a truck south on Highway 95 and... more »
March 8, 2013 2:44 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department is dropping fraud charges against a Louisiana landfill executive and his brother-in-law in a case marred by allegations of prosecutorial misconduct. A court filing Friday by prosecutors says its request to dismiss the indictment of River Birch landfill executive Dominick Fazzio and Mark Titus... more »
February 28, 2013 9:36 AM
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Four players for two-time defending national champion Alabama have been dismissed from school following their arrests after two robberies on campus.
A university spokeswoman says that after a judicial review, linebackers D.J. Pettway and Tyler Hayes, safety Eddie Williams and H-back Brent Calloway are no longer... more »
February 27, 2013 12:21 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Federal authorities accused three men of trafficking counterfeit tickets for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
Officials with U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Alabama authorities seized dozens of fake tickets and $7,000 in counterfeit cash at a Jan. 31 traffic stop.
ICE says... more »
February 7, 2013 6:40 AM
NEW YORK - A 21-year-old Bangladesh native accused of trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York is expected to plead guilty to charges stemming from the plot. A plea hearing in federal court in Brooklyn is scheduled on Thursday for Quazi Nafis. He was charged in... more »
February 6, 2013 7:33 AM
ALEXANDRIA - A Tioga High School teacher facing 13 sex crime charges has resigned from the Rapides Parish School District. The Town Talk reports 27-year-old Heather Michelle Cooksey, an English teacher, was arrested on Dec. 19 on charges that she allegedly had a sexual relationship with a student. She was... more »
February 6, 2013 6:52 AM
TIOGA - Authorities say two Tioga High School students are facing terrorism charges in the case of emails sent to the school on Jan. 31 that resulted in a lockdown and extra security. Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies tell The Town Talk the 17-year-olds face 10 counts of terrorism. Both were... more »
February 5, 2013 8:53 AM
NEWARK, N.J.- Federal officials are announcing charges against 18 people in what they say was one of the largest credit card scams ever broken up by the U.S. Department of Justice. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman is scheduled to announce details Tuesday in Newark. The case is being prosecuted in New... more »
January 29, 2013 6:28 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge will decide whether to approve an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company's role in the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge... more »
January 28, 2013 7:21 PM
A student at the University of Virginia at Wise campus faces federal charges for calling 911 and falsely reporting there was a gunman on campus. Prosecutors say the call from Bryant Hairston prompted university leaders to place the school on lockdown last week. Hairston faces charges of making false, fictitious... more »
January 24, 2013 6:48 AM
ALEXANDRIA - A Rapides Parish high school teacher, who was arrested last month on charges of having a sexual relationship with a student, now is facing nine additional charges.
27-year-old Heather Michelle Cooksey was arrested Tuesday and later released on a $35,000 bond.
Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say... more »
January 23, 2013 3:12 PM
HOUSTON- Authorities say they don't expect to file charges against a 25-year-old man who they say was involved in an argument that escalated into gunfire at a Houston-area community college. The two men who were arguing and a bystander were shot in the incident Tuesday outside the library at the... more »
January 14, 2013 9:03 AM
LAKE CHARLES - A former state court judge has pleaded guilty to two counts of theft in 14th Judicial District Court.
62-year-old Greg Lyons of Lake Charles faced 13 counts, but pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of theft over $500 and was sentenced to five years' probation and... more »
January 3, 2013 4:24 PM
BATON ROUGE- The district attorney plans to seek the death penalty in the case against Devon Terrell Livous. Livous is accused of killing Raolatu Alowonle and shooting her 11-year-old niece in the leg on Ryder Drive in July.
Prosecutors allege that Livous knew opening fire on the two women... more »
December 27, 2012 11:17 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department has filed two criminal misdemeanor charges against Temple-Inland, the former owner of a paper mill in Bogalusa, for violating federal environmental laws. The charges stem from a five-day spill of pollutants from the company's paper plant into the Pearl River in August 2011. A... more »
December 26, 2012 9:02 PM
JENA- A man on probation for a deadly riot in Livingston Parish was shot and killed over the Christmas holiday in LaSalle Parish.
Morris J. Laiche, III, was killed in what's being described as an accidental shooting at a hunting camp. Laiche was pronounced dead Christmas Eve, at the... more »
November 29, 2012 7:52 AM
BATON ROUGE - Former Slaughter Alderman Thomas Boothe faces state ethics charges related to his alleged misuse of public office.
The Louisiana Board of Ethics posted the charges on its website Wednesday and asked the Ethics Adjudicatory Board to conduct a hearing on the allegations.
The counts stem... more »
November 20, 2012 7:46 PM
The former secretary to the late Imelda Marcos, first lady of the Philippines, is charged with conspiracy to sell valuable artworks that disappeared when Marcos' husband's regime unraveled.Vilma Bautista was indicted on a list of charges in New York City. Two of her nephews also face charges. Prosecutors say Bautista... more »
November 14, 2012 4:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Federal prosecutors announced today they dropped their indictment against the man accused of calling in a false bomb threat which led to the full evacuation of LSU's campus.
U. S. Attorney Donald Cazayoux's office said they dropped the case because the state's charges against William Bouvay... more »
November 8, 2012 3:32 PM
TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona prosecutors won't file state charges against the man who carried out the Tucson shooting rampage that left six people dead and wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The decision by the Pima County Attorney's Office not to file charges against Jared Lee Loughner means the death penalty... more »
November 7, 2012 10:16 AM
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Former Penn State President Graham Spanier is free on $125,000 unsecured bail after being arraigned on charges related to the child sex abuse case of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Spanier was arraigned Wednesday morning by a Harrisburg district justice on charges including perjury, obstruction... more »
October 12, 2012 11:08 AM
BATON ROUGE - Federal and state authorities announced charges and indictments today against more than a dozen people as part of investigations in northern Baton Rouge.
Authorities said 15 face federal gun and drug indictments, and all of them are in federal custody. An additional 11 arrests were made... more »
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 »
September 17, 2012 9:05 PM
ROBERT- A one-year-old was killed when an 18-wheeler slammed into a car on the shoulder of I-12 Monday.
Another child was hurt along with two adults. Everyone involved was from out-of-town.
State Police say the truck driver lost control and smashed into the car. The car spun around,... more »
August 23, 2012 7:20 AM
LAPLACE -Three suspects accused in last week's deputy shootings face additional charges this morning.
Officials signed warrants Wednesday for Brian Lyn Smith, Kyle David Joekel and Brittney Keith.
Smith and Joekel both face two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police... more »
August 17, 2012 3:39 PM
WALKER - Sheriff's deputies arrested a mother and daughter after finding marijuana, pills and guns inside their Walker home.
Narcotics detectives with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said they found over 200 grams of marijuana, weighing scales, pills and two loaded pistols in the home of Cecilia Stephens, 50,... more »
August 14, 2012 10:32 AM
LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette businesswoman has been charged with wire fraud and money laundering.
Federal authorities say Catherine Romero is accused of defrauding investors out of more than $1.2 million in a scheme involving plans to manufacture goods created from alligator hides from 2007 to 2008.
A trial... more »
August 13, 2012 7:19 PM
LIVINGSTON- Three people face charges, accused in a drug smuggling operation at the Livingston Parish Detention Center.
According to deputies, inmate John Palmer and another person were was seen in an unauthorized area outside the detention center. When they were noticed, the man ran into nearby woods. Palmer was... more »
August 8, 2012 2:34 PM
LOS ANGELES - Prosecutors say a woman who allegedly tried to steal a newborn baby from a California hospital will face charges of kidnapping and five felony counts of first-degree burglary. The Orange County district attorney's office says 48-year-old Grisel Ramirez of Garden Grove will be arraigned Wednesday afternoon. Authorities... more »
August 3, 2012 4:03 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard and former Parish Attorney Tom Wilkinson have pleaded not guilty in connection with new bribery charges filed last week. Broussard and Wilkinson appeared Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy in an arraignment in New Orleans federal court that lasted about... more »