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  • Ex-NY Senate leader faces corruption trial with son

    November 15, 2015 11:35 AM

    NEW YORK - For the second time in a month, one of New York State's biggest political figures is going on trial on corruption charges. Jury selection begins Monday in Manhattan federal court in the extortion and bribery trial of former Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam. Dean... more »
  • Justice Dept. says no criminal charges for ex-IRS official

    October 23, 2015 3:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is declining to bring charges against Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of a political controversy over the processing of applications for tax-exempt status. Federal prosecutors announced their decision Friday in a letter to members of Congress. A firestorm erupted more than... more »
  • 16-year-old to be tried as adult for stabbing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 14, 2015 11:33 AM

    GONZALES - A judge ruled that an Ascension Parish teen accused of killing another teen with a steak knife will be tried for murder as an adult. Sheriff's deputies said the teen, identified today as 16-year-old Jacob Westbrook, stabbed 18-year-old Todd Toups to death while Toups was visiting a... more »
  • Change-of-plea hearing set Oct. 20 in deadly platform fire

    September 18, 2015 3:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Criminal charges filed recently against a Houston company over a 2012 offshore oil platform fire that killed three workers appear headed for an October resolution. Neither federal prosecutors nor defense lawyers for Black Elk Energy Operations would comment on whether plea talks are under way. But... more »
  • Child in cage

    August 11, 2015 8:59 PM

    CHATSWORTH, GA - A third woman faces child abuse charges for keeping an eleven-year-old boy trapped in a cage in a bedroom. The child's mother and another person were charged last week. Gloria Jane Brown was arrested when a deputy went to her home responding to a welfare check... more »
  • D.A.: no charges filed against football players check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 31, 2015 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The district attorney's office said no formal charges will be filed against LSU football players Anthony Jennings, Dwayne Thomas and Maquedius Bain. "The district attorney's office has thoroughly reviewed all of the evidence and documents associated with the arrests... Based on our review, no formal charges... more »
  • DA reviewing charges against LSU players

    July 29, 2015 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The district attorney for East Baton Rouge Parish said he is reviewing charges filed against three LSU football players accusing them of breaking into an campus apartment. DA Hillar Moore said he is following a request to review the charges from the attorneys representing Anthony Jennings,... more »
  • Charges dropped for one of two suspects in kidnapping case

    July 17, 2015 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Charges were dropped against a woman who was implicated in a kidnapping case that also involved the murder of a woman in May. Daaria Thomas, 22, was released from jail overnight after the charges against her were removed. Thomas had been in jail since May 7... more »
  • Infant alone while parents went to store

    July 13, 2015 9:02 PM

    BROOKLYN PARK, MARYLAND- An 8-month old was left alone and his parents face charges for leaving him while they walked to a convenience store. The family was staying with a friend who called police after coming home to find the infant in an unlocked apartment. When the parents returned,... more »
  • Mississippi superintendent won't say if he'll drop cheering charges

    June 6, 2015 12:14 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi school superintendent who pressed charges against people for cheering at a high school graduation says he plans to make a statement in court Tuesday, but won't say if he'll drop the charges. Senatobia school Superintendent Jay Foster reiterated in a telephone interview Friday that he's... more »
  • Pilot who landed gyrocopter at US Capitol facing 6 charges

    May 20, 2015 4:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - A Florida man who piloted a gyrocopter through miles of America's most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol is now facing charges that carry up to 9½ years in prison. The U.S. attorney's office for the District of Columbia said Wednesday in a statement that a... more »
  • Pastor won't be prosecuted on rape charges

    May 14, 2015 11:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Prosecutors will not move on charges filed against a pastor last year in connection with allegations he raped a mentally challenged woman. The decision means David Lemley will not go to trial for the charges he was arrested on in March 2014. Prosecutors reportedly said they... more »
  • Bill reducing sentences for marijuana possession narrowly passes House

    May 14, 2015 3:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- With the narrowest of votes, the Louisiana House voted to lower the maximum sentence for repeat marijuana possession from 20 years to eight years. The bill by Rep. Austin Badon, a New Orleans Democrat, moved to the Senate with a 53-36 vote. That was the minimum support needed... more »
  • Baltimore's prosecutor faces big test 4 months into job

    May 1, 2015 4:45 AM

    BALTIMORE, MD.- Baltimore's chief prosecutor is just 35 years old and has been on the job for less than four months. Now she's facing the biggest challenge of her career: deciding whether evidence supports criminal charges against police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby ousted... more »
  • Judge considers dismissing charges against Gustav contractor

    April 21, 2015 10:34 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A state court judge said she will decide next week whether to throw out the criminal charges or suppress evidence against former Livingston Parish contractor Corey delaHoussaye. DelaHoussaye faces 59 counts of falsifying public records and theft for allegedly overbilling Livingston Parish for wetlands mitigation work after Hurricane... more »
  • 12 charged or arrested in Southern brawl video check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 17, 2015 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said Friday that investigators at Southern University have charged or arrested a dozen people in connection with a viral video which appeared to show a large brawl and gunfire on the Baton Rouge university's campus. Spokesperson Ed Pratt said SUPD have identified 11 students and... more »
  • Pilot of gyrocopter that landed near US Capitol charged

    April 16, 2015 2:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - The postal carrier who flew a gyrocopter onto the lawn of the U.S. Capitol is facing two criminal charges. But he's being released from federal custody to return to Florida. Doug Hughes made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Washington on Thursday. That's one day after... more »
  • Man charged in noose left on integration statue at Ole Miss

    March 27, 2015 2:04 PM

    JACKSON, MS - The Justice Department says a former University of Mississippi student has been indicted on federal charges connected to a noose being put on a statue of the student who integrated the school. The noose was placed on the James Meredith statue on the Ole Miss campus in... more »
  • Navy presses charges for video voyeurism

    March 25, 2015 8:08 PM

    SAVANNAH, GEORGIA- The Navy charged seven sailors for videotaping female officers and student trainees in various stages of undress aboard a submarine. The sailors served aboard the USS Wyoming. Prosecutors say the videos show the women undressing and drying off in the submarine's shower area. Records say one sailor... more »
  • Dog mauling case

    February 25, 2015 7:40 PM

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA- Bail is set at $40,000 for a single-mom accused of letting her four dogs maul two neighbors. One woman that was attacked almost had her arm ripped off. The lawyer for Jesse Vonstaden says she feels terrible about the attack and says someone may have... more »
  • Teacher accused in student sex case bonds out of jail

    February 25, 2015 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish School System band instructor bailed out of jail a month after he was booked on forcible rape and prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student charges. Robert M. Lewis, 30, was fired the day after he was arrested. Lewis... more »
  • School fires teacher in student sex case check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Charges not ruled out for driver who hit 12-year old check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • More charges filed against Jena man for timber theft

    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 »
  • Cosby won't be charged over molestation claim

    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 »
  • Pelicans sign Dante Cunningham

    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 »
  • Elderly man faces cockfighting charges

    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 »
  • Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

    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 »
  • Angola inmate charged in Wash. state cold case

    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 »
  • Doctor pleads guilty to battery with patient

    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 »
  • Murdered five year old laid to rest

    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 »
  • Mother arrested in shooting had prior charges check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • In deal, triple murderer gets three life sentences

    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 »
  • Charges: Couple took, intended to hurt Amish girls

    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 »
  • Texas shooting suspect collapses in court

    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 »
  • Teacher sex

    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 »
  • Singer Chris Brown expected in DC court

    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 »
  • Ravens RB Ray Rice in courthouse on assault charge

    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 »
  • Sharper loses bid to be released on bail

    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 »
  • Charges dropped, Baker teacher to focus on job

    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 »
  • Trial against Painter continues Friday

    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 »
  • Some charges dropped against Murphy Painter

    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 »
  • Two men arrested on child porn charges

    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 »
  • Hunt Correctional employee arrested

    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 »
  • Final suspect arrested in gang rape

    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 »
  • Mayor plans meeting about trailer where gang rape happened

    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 »
  • Leaders want trailer where gang rape happened towed out of town

    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 »
  • One wanted, five accused in gang rape of teenage girl check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Man faces additional rape charges

    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 »
  • Charges upgraded in Angola gate crash

    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 »
  • Arrogant driver busted for speeding around NYC in 24 minutes

    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 »
  • Hernandez arraignment set after murder indictment

    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 »
  • Gas rising for extended weekend

    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 »
  • Charge dropped in 2010 slaying of N.O. entertainer

    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 »
  • Woman arrested when animals are found very sick

    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 »
  • Jail releases mug shot of LSU baseball signee

    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 »
  • LSU baseball signee arrested in Georgia

    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 »
  • Deputies: Woman sold sex for $18 and a hat

    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 »
  • 2 top Henderson cops face charges in ticket scam

    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 »
  • NY man faces charges in All-Star Game intrusion

    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 »
  • Murder video leads to charges

    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 »
  • Man charged with burning boy

    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 »
  • Felon booked in Kenner home-grown marijuana case

    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 »
  • Houma businessman pleads guilty to federal charges

    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 »
  • Man, woman arrested on crimes against nature charges

    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 »
  • Couple charged in fight with officer over swimming pool use

    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 »
  • Suspect faces 20 charges in Mother's Day shooting

    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 »
  • Lawyers: Ohio kidnap suspect will plead not guilty

    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 »
  • 15 indicted on N.O. charges linked to 15 killings

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Charges dropped against man in ricin letters case

    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 »
  • More charges coming for marathon bombing suspect

    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 »
  • Man dies, charges upgraded, after being attacked while sleeping

    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 »
  • Man convicted in death faces new charges

    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 »
  • Father and son arrested on drug charges

    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 »
  • Man accused of selling bogus newspaper ads

    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 »
  • Son joins father in prison for beating death

    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 »
  • Church Point man facing charges following crash

    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 »
  • Prosecutors dropping charges in La. landfill probe

    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 »
  • Alabama players dismissed after arrests

    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 »
  • Three face charges over fake Super Bowl tickets

    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 »
  • Fed plot suspect expected to plead guilty in NYC

    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 »
  • Teacher facing sex charges resigns

    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 »
  • 2 Tioga High students face terrorism charges

    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 »
  • US announcing charges in alleged credit card fraud

    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 »

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