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  • Chiefs offense hums in 41-14 rout of Patriots

    September 30, 2014 7:20 AM

    KANSAS CITY, MO - Perhaps the Kansas City Chiefs gave their neighbors across the parking lot a little bit of inspiration with their impassioned performance against New England. Jamaal Charles returned from an ankle injury to score three touchdowns, Alex Smith threw for 248 yards and three scores, and the... more »
  • West Monroe woman arrested in shooting death of husband

    September 6, 2013 11:34 AM

    WEST MONROE - A West Monroe woman has been arrested on a second-degree murder charge in connection with the shooting death of her husband. The News-Star reports that Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested 54-year-old Suzanne Black after her husband, 53-year-old Charles C. Black, was shot once in the back with... more »
  • Springfield mayor, police chief due in court

    March 21, 2013 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Springfield's mayor and police chief are scheduled to be in court to face charges they conspired to hide a woman's DWI citation, according to the state attorney general's office. A grand jury indicted Mayor Charles Martin and Police Chief James Jones on charges of obstruction of... more »
  • Investigators searching for clues in recovered car

    January 23, 2013 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they are still investigating a car they believe was used in a pharmacy robbery which turned into a hostage standoff and deadly police shooting this week. Col. Richey Johnson said authorities sent the car believed to have been the getaway vehicle in Monday night's... more »
  • Privatization underway for Lake Charles hospital

    January 18, 2013 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials say they have found a private operator to run the LSU hospital in Lake Charles that provides safety net care for the uninsured. The Department of Health and Hospitals announced Friday that management of LSU's W.O. Moss Regional Medical Center will be turned over... more »
  • 'Peanuts' creator's love letters going to auction

    December 4, 2012 12:39 PM

    NEW YORK - The late "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz was once so infatuated with a woman 23 years his junior he sent her dozens of love letters. Many of the themes of that correspondence made it into some of his daily comic strips at the time. Now those love notes... more »
  • Lake Charles man killed

    May 6, 2012 9:57 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - Authorities say a 35-year-old Lake Charles man has died in a hit-and-run after he was struck while lying in the westbound lane Louisiana Highway 3112. Louisiana State Police Sgt. James Anderson says in a news release Saturday that Claude William Stuart was hit Saturday just before 2... more »
  • Charles Manson parole hearing

    April 11, 2012 10:37 AM

    CORCORAN - Aging mass murderer Charles Manson did not show up for his 12th and likely his last parole hearing today. The 77-year-old had said he did not plan to attend the hearing Wednesday, even though it could be his last opportunity to ask for freedom. Under current California law,... more »
  • Former priest charged with 52 counts of sexual battery

    March 23, 2012 1:48 PM

    DUSON - Law enforcement officials arrested a former priest in Duson Thursday for allegedly having sexual contact with an 8-year-old boy between 1986 and 1989 while a priest at St. Henry Catholic Church in Lake Charles. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office (CPSO) and Louisiana State Police charged Mark A.... more »
  • Body found in ice chest identified

    March 19, 2012 4:59 PM

    SLIDELL - The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's office has identified the body recently found in an ice chest stored in a Slidell woman's home. The coroner said the body was that of 83-year-old Charles Fisher. No cause of death has been determined. DNA was used to identify Fisher's... more »
  • Jury given Trucko Stampley murder case

    February 3, 2012 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Trucko Stampley's fate is now in the hands of the jury. The case was given to the jury just before 5 p.m. after a week of testimony. Stampley never took the stand in his defense. The prosecution rested yesterday after three days of testimony. The... more »
  • Peeping Tom pleads guilty to obscenity charge

    January 13, 2012 7:08 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A 24-year-old Brusly man has pleaded guilty to one count of obscenity after authorities caught him on camera peeking into his 16-year-old neighbor's bedroom window. Charles Kazmir entered his plea Thursday. Col. Richie Johnson, of the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, says Brusly police set up an... more »
  • Account set up for victim of Hwy 44 wreck

    February 11, 2011 7:42 PM

    GONZALES - The family and co-workers of a man seriously injured in a car crash this week are asking for help paying his medical bills. An account has been set up with Whitney National Bank for Charles "Itchy" Etienne, who was critically injured in a collision Wednesday at the... more »
  • Violent Crime Unit opens its doors to media

    February 11, 2011 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities credit the public in the arrests of 2 men charged with first degree murder. Kendrick Johnson and Patrick Ramirez were arrested this week after aledgedly killing 2 people and stuffing them in a trunk on Dutton Street. For hours after the bodies were found, detectives... more »
  • Troopers scold police chief for pulling people over

    February 9, 2011 12:13 PM

    CROWLEY – Melissa Guerrero was driving in Acadia Parish the day after Thanksgiving when she saw blue lights in her back mirror and pulled over. But the vehicle with the lights, an unmarked white SUV, just kept going. So she followed it, calling 911 and telling dispatchers what she saw... more »
  • Man dies after running back into burning home

    December 1, 2010 7:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say a person was found dead inside a home after it caught fire on the north side of Baton Rouge tonight. Family members told News 2 the victim is 53-year-old Richard Green, and that he had run back inside the home after his mother and... more »
  • Police: Man admits to stealing Toys for Tots donations

    November 30, 2010 7:13 PM

    SULPHUR, La. - A Lake Charles man has been arrested for stealing thousands of dollars worth of toys that were meant for children of low-income families. After getting several tips about the theft, Sulphur Police detectives and Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies were led to 45-year-old Johnny Pappillion, who confessed to... more »
  • Postal Service losses lead to mail processing move

    November 14, 2010 12:02 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Starting Monday, mail to and from Lake Charles will be processed in Lafayette. Postal Service spokesman McKinney Boyd tells The American-Press that nobody will lose jobs. He says workers will be asked to look at vacancies at other post offices nearby and in Lafayette. Boyd says Lafayette's... more »
  • Lee Roy Williams pleads guilty to four murders

    November 9, 2010 4:40 PM

    LAKE CHARLES – The man accused of brutally killing four people in Lake Charles and then fleeing to Baton Rouge pleaded guilty and was sentenced today. 51-year-old Lee Roy Williams was given four life sentences for first-degree murder in district court today, which will run consecutively. District Attorney John DeRosier... more »
  • Man wanted after groin stabbing in St. Helena Parish

    November 9, 2010 3:34 PM

    GREENSBURG – Authorities in St. Helena Parish are looking for a man accused of stabbing another man in the groin. 48-year-old Charles Thompson is wanted in suspicion of aggravated second-degree assault after the stabbing Monday evening. Investigators said the victim went to the home of Thompson’s sister to get some... more »
  • Family says Mondrick to be interim BRPD chief

    November 4, 2010 1:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The family of retired BRPD commander Charles Mondrick has confirmed to News 2 that he will be the interim police chief after Jeff LeDuff's retirement. The city is expected to confirm that in a press conference starting at 2 p.m. Mondrick is the former commander... more »
  • Judge pulled from Lake Charles murder case

    October 4, 2010 10:42 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - A judge in Calcasieu Parish has been pulled from a murder case because another judge says there was "intenable discord" between him and the prosecutors. Judge Robert Wyatt rejected prosecutors' allegations that Judge Wilford Carter could not be fair or impartial in the case. more »
  • Murder suspect shoots self after standoff

    September 23, 2010 10:28 AM

    St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne says a 52-year-old Luling man called to say he had killed his girlfriend, then apparently shot himself after a six-hour standoff with deputies. Authorities say 52-year-old Gary Farrell, pictured here, was taken to University Hospital in extremely critical condition Wednesday. A condition report was... more »
  • Lake Charles shooting suspects' parents arrested

    April 6, 2010 10:23 AM

    Lake Charles police have arrested the parents of two brothers accused in the death of a 14-year-old bystander in a drive-by shooting. Rodney B. Newton Sr. and his wife, Nina L. Newton, have been booked as accessories after the fact. Nina Newton was also booked with obstruction. ... more »
  • 6 arrested for teen's death in Lake Charles

    March 31, 2010 2:50 PM

    Police in Lake Charles have arrested six people in the death of a 14-year-old girl who was caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting. Authorities say help from the community led to the arrests of 18 year-olds Joshua Lambert and Sean Bernard Newton, and a 16 year-old boy.... more »
  • Officers involved in deadly shooting

    February 10, 2010 8:04 AM

    Officers responding to a burglary call shot a man inside a home in Lake Charles. Authorities said the man was pronounced dead at the scene late Tuesday night. His identity has not been released. Two officers entered to clear the home and a man entered behind them. The... more »
  • ABC News Anchor Stepping Down

    September 2, 2009 2:21 PM

    Charles Gibson, who anchors "World News Tonight" on ABC, is retiring at the end of the year. Gibson took over as the "World News" following the death of Peter Jennings and wartime injury of Bob Woodruff. Gibson, who has been at ABC News for 35 years, will be replaced... more »

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