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  • Man arrested after early morning gunshot complaints

    September 22, 2017 1:36 PM

    ASSUMPTION- A man was arrested early Friday morning after police responded to gunshot complaints in Assumption Parish. Deputies from the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a complaint in the Paincourtville area shortly after midnight. At the scene, deputies found a vehicle near the area of the complaint... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to 18-year-old RICO indictment

    September 22, 2017 11:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man has pled guilty to one count of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act for his role in a drug money laundering incident. Erwin Mierisch Jr., 49 of Nicaragua, along with two co-defendants, conspired to launder drug proceeds and assaulted a Texas civil... more »
  • Woman accused of stealing nearly $500K

    September 22, 2017 7:57 AM

    SHREVEPORT- A Shreveport bookkeeper has been arrested for stealing nearly a half million dollars from her employer. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says 55-year-old Laurie Johnson was arrested Thursday on a theft charge. She's being held at the Caddo Correctional Center. Jail records did not indicate if she had... more »
  • Man arrested for stabbing roommate in the head after argument over rent

    September 21, 2017 2:46 PM

    COVINGTON- Officers from the Covington Police Department responded to a stabbing Thursday night after two men got into a argument over rent. Officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of East Magee Street at 11: 15 p.m. At the scene, officers found multiple subjects outside the residence,... more »
  • Woman's body found in garbage bags in New Orleans

    September 21, 2017 8:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Authorities in Louisiana say a woman's body has been found wrapped in garbage bags. News outlets report the unidentified woman's body was found in New Orleans on Sept. 19 around 5 p.m. New Orleans police spokesman Aaron Looney says detectives found the body in the grass... more »
  • Louisiana man arrested; failed to pay state sales tax

    September 21, 2017 7:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Louisiana man faces felony charges for an alleged fraud scheme that cost the state thousands of dollars in sales taxes. The Louisiana Department of Revenue, in a news release Wednesday, said Melvin J. Ziegler, Jr., owner of Cash Control Systems, LLC, failed to remit about $121,396... more »
  • Woman accused of stealing IDs to get $150K in FEMA money

    September 21, 2017 7:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Louisiana woman is accused of using stolen IDs to apply for $150,000 in disaster unemployment assistance after the August 2016 floods in Louisiana. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge says a federal grand jury indicted 47-year-old Renata Foreman of Independence on six counts Wednesday, including... more »
  • Coroner: Man shot Sunday dies 3 days later

    September 20, 2017 3:28 PM

    SHREVEPORT- A Louisiana coroner says a man who was shot over the weekend has died, three days later. Police told news media that 26-year-old LeBrandon Clarkson was taken to a hospital after his car crashed into a utility pole Sunday evening, knocking out power in Shreveport's Martin Luther King... more »
  • Man wanted for punching woman in the face and injuring her children

    September 20, 2017 2:42 PM

    THIBODAUX- Officers from the Thibodaux Police Department are asking for help in locating a man who attacked a woman and her children outside of their residence. On Saturday, authorities say that Omar Harvey punched the woman in the face causing her to fall backwards and hit her head on... more »
  • Man attempts to flee from police custody while sitting in patrol vehicle

    September 20, 2017 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a man for illegal possession of a firearm and resisting arrest after an attempted escape from custody Wednesday. Officers from the Baton Rouge Police Department pulled Zedrick Thomas, 26, over while he was driving a grey Toyota Camry in the 5000 block of Washington... more »
  • Deputies searching for suspect who shot victim with paintball gun

    September 20, 2017 10:25 AM

    ASCENSION- The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is looked for a suspect that is said to have shot a Wal-Mart employee with a paintball gun. The incident took place September 13 at a store on Highway 61 and Perkins Road. Deputies were able to retrieve surveillance video of the... more »
  • Mississippi seeks to reinstate conviction in 2004 killings

    September 19, 2017 7:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Mississippi prosecutors are asking the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to reinstate the conviction of a woman in a 2004 double-slaying. Lisa Jo Chamberlin is white. But she challenged the prosecution's striking of some black candidates from the jury that convicted her... more »
  • Friend talks about killing of homeless man

    September 18, 2017 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A friend of a homeless man who was shot to death in Baton Rouge last week says he heard the gunshots but did not see the shooter. Terrell Griffin has a food stand in a parking lot less than a block from where 59-year-old Bruce Cofield was... more »
  • Woman pled guilty in fatal stabbing of boyfriend

    September 18, 2017 10:24 AM

    ASCENSION- A 21-year-old woman has pled guilty to negligent homicide and illegal carrying of weapons for killing her boyfriend in 2015. Jonqualya Benton, then 19, was arrested for stabbing her 21-year-old boyfriend Deshad Perry. According to authorities Benton and Perry had gotten into an argument that turned physical.... more »
  • Angola inmate shot and killed after charging at officers

    September 15, 2017 4:32 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - An inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola was shot and killed by officers after aggressively running towards them, according to Louisiana State Police. The incident occurred around 6:30 a.m. Friday. Troopers say officers were transporting inmates from Camp C to their work area, when 35-year-old... more »
  • Louisiana lawmaker to pay $37K fine for campaign misspending

    September 15, 2017 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Louisiana state lawmaker will pay a $37,000 fine over three years, in an agreement acknowledging he misspent the dollars from his campaign account to "fund a gambling habit." Lafourche Parish Rep. Jerome "Dee" Richard must amend his campaign finance documents and won't be able to withdraw... more »
  • Man arrested for threatening victim and law enforcement

    September 15, 2017 11:31 AM

    BELLE ROSE- A man was arrested for disturbing the peace after verbally threatening a victim and deputies. On Thursday, deputies from the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call where the victim said Darian Williams had threatened her with a brick. Deputies located Williams away from the... more »
  • Authorities searching for man accused of home improvement fraud

    September 15, 2017 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are searching for a man accused of home improvement fraud after failing to complete home repairs on a house damaged in the floods of August 2016. According to the arrest warrant, 55-year-old Glendon Wilkinson Sr. entered a verbal agreement with the 69-year-old victim and was... more »
  • Inmate dies after accidental fall in Louisiana prison

    September 15, 2017 7:31 AM

    PLAIN DEALING- Authorities say an inmate who accidentally fell while under medical watch at a Louisiana prison has died. News outlets report 24-year-old Collin James Fletcher, of Seneca Falls, New York, died at the Bossier Maximum-Security Facility in Plain Dealing, Louisiana during the early morning hours of Sept. 8.... more »
  • Man charged with negligent homicide after 2015 crash

    September 15, 2017 6:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A man has been charged with negligent homicide after an incident that took place in 2015. On November 8, officers from the Baton Rouge Police Department said Alvin Bracken was driving in the 7300 block of Airline Highway and he was speeding. Bracken drove his 1995 Chevy... more »
  • 57-year-old man booked for sexual battery of juvenile

    September 14, 2017 3:03 PM

    THIBODAUX- A 57-year-old man has been arrested after he was accused of 'forcibly fondling' a juvenile in June. In August, juvenile detectives with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation after learning Kenneth McDonalds allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with a child under 15 years old. McDonald... more »
  • Man gets 20-year-sentence in Louisiana child porn case

    September 14, 2017 6:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal child pornography charge. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says 30-year-old Giorgio Cosenza of Gretna was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt. Cosenza also was ordered... more »
  • Four teenage attempted robbery victims arrested; allegedly lied to police

    September 13, 2017 5:42 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Four teenage attempted robbery victims were arrested after allegedly lying to police about details surrounding the incidents, according to Ponchatoula Police Department officials. Ponchatoula PD officials said they responded to a call from 18-year-old Nicholas Hanford of Ponchatoula, around 9:45 p.m. on August 18. Hanford allegedly told... more »
  • Man arrested with 36 bags of meth and stolen gun

    September 13, 2017 10:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A man accused of firing a stolen gun and possessing over 30 bags of meth has been arrested in Louisiana. News outlets report 40-year-old Jose Avila-Garcia was spotted firing a weapon in New Orleans on Saturday. New Orleans police said in a news release that responding... more »
  • Woman arrested for sexually suggestive texts to 13-year-old girl

    September 12, 2017 11:35 AM

    ASSUMPTION- A woman has been arrested after she sent sexually suggestive text messages to a minor. The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint from a mother who said the suspect, identified as Alexis Blanchard, had contacted her daughter via text messages and made numerous sexually suggestive comments. ... more »
  • Former jail technician accused of bringing drugs for inmate

    September 12, 2017 7:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A sheriff's office in Louisiana has arrested a newly hired employee for allegedly trying to sneak drugs to an inmate accused of murder and robbery. News outlets report 22-year-old Tyler Materre was arrested Monday and charged with several offenses, including possession with intent to distribute marijuana and... more »
  • New Orleans man charged with attempted second-degree murder

    September 12, 2017 6:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A New Orleans man is being charged with attempted second-degree murder after allegedly shooting at a victim at least eight times. On August 4, a victim was shot in the 4800 block of Gus Young Avenue. Even though the victim was only struck once, authorities say ballistic... more »
  • New Orleans police arrest 42 suspected drug dealers

    September 11, 2017 7:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say 42 suspected drug dealers have been arrested after an investigation that lasted months and investigators are looking for as many as 26 more. Superintendent Michael Harrison says in a news release Friday that undercover New Orleans officers worked on the case while Louisiana... more »
  • Police: 4 shot outside Louisiana night club; man arrested

    September 11, 2017 7:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Authorities say a man has been taken into custody after a shooting outside of a Louisiana nightclub wounded four people. News outlets report 31-year-old Lionel Cheneau was arrested Sunday and charged with attempted second-degree murder and three counts of aggravated battery by shooting. A New Orleans... more »
  • Woman escapes handcuffs, leads police on high-speed chase Play Video

    September 7, 2017 2:57 PM

    LUFKIN, Texas - After escaping from handcuffs, a woman led police on a high-speed chase that ended with her crashing a stolen police vehicle. The Lufkin Police Department released video of the incident Tuesday. Officers were called to a parking lot of an Ulta store concerning a possible... more »
  • Homeowner holds robber at gunpoint until police arrive

    September 7, 2017 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A local man is facing multiple charges including armed robbery after putting a gun to a man's head in his front yard and demanding money Wednesday. The incident took place at a residence on East Brookstown Drive just after 12:15 a.m. The victim told authorities he was... more »
  • Ex-Manson disciple must get past governor to see freedom

    September 7, 2017 9:23 AM

    CHINO, Calif.- Getting the approval of a parole panel was the easy part for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest of Charles Manson's murderous followers. Between her and her release stands a governor who has shown zero willingness to allow anyone involved in the Manson killings to go free. Van... more »
  • Shooting kills woman, hurts man in New Orleans apartment

    September 7, 2017 7:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say a shooting inside an apartment has killed a woman and injured a man. Local news outlets report police say the incident occurred Wednesday afternoon in the Desire Development Neighborhood. Police public information officer Ambria Washington says the shooting happened shortly before 5 p.m.... more »
  • Two suspects wanted for vehicle burglary and fraud

    September 6, 2017 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is seeking help from the public in identifying two individuals. The men are wanted for simple burglary and access device fraud. On August 27 at 3:20 a.m, the two suspects arrived at the Tiger Trax Exxon Gas Station in Erwinville, in... more »
  • Convent man sentenced to 15 years after indecent behavior with a juvenile

    September 6, 2017 10:16 AM

    CONVENT- A man charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile in 2014 was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor with credit for time served. On Tuesday, Jermaine White entered a guilty plea after an agreement with prosecutors. White was arrested in October 2014 for touching a 10-year-old... more »
  • After WBRZ tell-all, state making changes to inmate work release program Play Video

    September 5, 2017 1:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A week after a WBRZ report where an escaped work release inmate spoke about how easy it was to break free from the state's program, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections announced it's working to improve oversight and supervision of offenders. In a series... more »
  • Authorities identify man found shot to death on Polk Street

    September 5, 2017 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating after a man was found shot to death on a bench Tuesday. Authorities responded to a call for an individual down in the 1300 block of E. Polk Street Tuesday morning. Authorities say they found Marcus Miller dead with a... more »
  • Quick-thinking deputy slyly nabs bank robber Play Video

    September 1, 2017 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities said a quick-thinking sheriff's department dispatcher helped nab a suspect wanted in numerous robberies at monetary institutions across the Gulf Coast. Julius Frank was booked into jail Friday evening after detectives said he tried to hold up a check cashing business in the Coursey area... more »
  • Man arrested after beating pregnant wife, leading deputies on high-speed chase

    September 1, 2017 3:05 PM

    AMELIA - An area man is facing numerous charges after he kicked his pregnant wife in the stomach and led police on a high-speed car chase Thursday. The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint early Thursday morning concerning a fight involving several men in Amelia. At... more »
  • Authorities asking for help in identifying hit-and-run driver

    September 1, 2017 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a hit-and-run incident. The suspect is accused of striking a vehicle in the parking lot of Frank’s restaurant at 8353 Airline Highway on August 11. The suspect struck the driver side... more »
  • Cleaning crew finds decomposed body inside empty house

    September 1, 2017 7:57 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- A cleaning crew removing and burning trash at a recently purchased home in Mississippi made a startling discovery - a body wrapped in a blue tarp. Authorities say the remains inside the empty house in Jackson were too decomposed to determine a gender. News outlets reported... more »
  • Bicyclist opens fire on Canonicus Street, charged with attempted second-degree murder

    August 31, 2017 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A local man is being charged with attempted second-degree murder for his role in a shooting that took place earlier this month. Authorities said that on August 20 at 2:25 p.m. the victim was driving his vehicle in the 2900 block of Canonicus Street at Osage Street... more »
  • Arrest made in connection with July Hilda Street shooting

    August 31, 2017 10:18 AM

    ST. MARTIN PARISH- An arrest was made in the case of a shooting that took place in July. Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Darren Livings for his connection in a shooting that occurred on Hilda Street July 18. Livings was booked into the St.... more »
  • Former Homer officer pleads guilty in insurance scheme

    August 31, 2017 9:56 AM

    SHREVEPORT- A former Louisiana police officer has pleaded guilty to his role in a vehicle fraud theft and insurance scheme. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook, in a news release, said 52-year-old Donald W. Malray entered the plea Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Hornsby to one count... more »
  • Police asking two suspects to turn themselves in

    August 30, 2017 9:14 AM

    HAMMOND- The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit is asking for two suspects to turn themselves in. The suspects are 28-year-old Eric Washington and 24-year-old Hermtrell Dangerfield. Washington is being sought by the TPSO for an outstanding warrant for simple robbery, while Dangerfield is wanted on a... more »
  • Man accused of sexually abusing five juveniles

    August 29, 2017 8:08 AM

    COVINGTON- Authorities say a Louisiana man is accused of sexually abusing five juveniles between 2012 and 2016 in a New Orleans suburb. District Attorney Warren Montgomery says 40-year-old Ross Patrick Bernard of Ponchatoula was arrested Dec. 2 in Virginia, but is now in the St. Tammany Parish jail. ... more »
  • BRPD: Teen killed in apparent robbery on Scenic Highway

    August 29, 2017 6:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police say a robbery likely led to the fatal shooting of a teen on Scenic Highway Tuesday morning. Baton Rouge Police said that around 1:30 a.m. deputies responded to the 800 block of Scenic Highway regarding a male victim in the roadway apparently suffering a fatal gunshot... more »
  • Reward being offered for suspect in counterfeit money incident

    August 28, 2017 9:00 AM

    LAFOURCHE- A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information that will lead to the arrest of a man who tried to use a counterfeit bill at a truck stop. On August 18 around 10:15 a.m. deputies from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a Larose... more »
  • Arrest made in Swan Avenue shooting

    August 28, 2017 7:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A local man has been arrested and charged with multiple charges including attempted first-degree murder after an incident that took place in May. On May 12, two victims were exiting their residence to walk to their vehicle in the 1700 block of Swan Avenue when a man,... more »
  • New Orleans prosecutors: 2 cousins killed man over dice game

    August 25, 2017 7:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Prosecutors say one cousin of an imprisoned drug kingpin is convicted while another's charged in the December 2014 fatal shooting of a 28-year-old man in retaliation for a robbery during a dice game. The Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office says 27-year-old Julius Hankton was given the... more »
  • ATM stolen from bank with forklift

    August 23, 2017 2:39 PM

    CONWAY, Ark.-The Conway Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for stealing an ATM from a bank August 16. The ATM was removed with a forklift from a First Service Bank around 3:00 a.m. The ATM was torn from its foundation... more »
  • Boy suffocates after mattress placed on crib to stop escapes

    August 23, 2017 12:42 PM

    MYERSTOWN, Pa.- A Pennsylvania couple was jailed on charges they tied and weighted down a mattress on top of their son's crib so he couldn't climb out, leading him to suffocate. Justin Dwyer, 29, and Courtney Stash, 28, were arraigned Wednesday on involuntary manslaughter and other counts in the... more »
  • Early morning shooting at Roosevelt and River Road

    August 23, 2017 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department was on the scene of a shooting early this morning that left a victim with serious injuries. Authorities said the shooting took place around 4 a.m. on west Roosevelt at River Road. The victim was found one block over on Daniel Webster... more »
  • Arrest made in weekend attempted murder shooting

    August 23, 2017 10:50 AM

    LAFOURCHE- After an almost fatal shooting over the weekend, a Bayou Blue man has been charged with multiple charges including attempted murder. Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Jared Walker, 37, after an incident that took place Sunday morning on Lacroix Drive. Deputies responded to the scene around... more »
  • Suspect wanted in fatal shooting of 19-year old woman on Florida Boulevard

    August 23, 2017 9:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A arrest warrant has been issued for a Ponchatoula man for the shooting and killing of a 19-year old woman. The incident occurred around 5:10 p.m. Tuesday in the 10900 block of Florida Boulevard. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, James Seymore, 20, was playing... more »
  • Former post office janitor pleads guilty to mail theft

    August 23, 2017 7:02 AM

    LAFAYETTE- A former post office janitor has admitted stealing mail in Louisiana. The acting U.S. attorney in Lafayette says 39-year-old Jerome Guidry of Bayou Vista pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of theft of mail by a post office employee. Alexander Van Hook says in a news release... more »
  • Several shootings reported in Baton Rouge Sunday

    August 20, 2017 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been a busy weekend for first responders as crews were called to at least four separate reported shootings Sunday. The Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed it responded to four shootings, one of which was fatal. The first shooting occurred early Sunday morning in the... more »
  • Police shot in three U.S. cities; 5 officers injured, 1 dead in shootings

    August 19, 2017 10:00 AM

    ORLANDO - A police officer in an Orlando suburb died in one of numerous overnight shootings that involved police in three different U.S. cities. By Saturday morning, six law enforcement officers had been shot in different altercations across the country. One of the six had died - an officer... more »
  • Texas man arrested for raping acquaintance

    August 18, 2017 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Texas man accused of raping an acquaintance has been arrested. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s office arrested Christopher Appleton-Ellis, 19, of Sugarland, Texas and booked him with second-degree rape in an assault that occurred this past October. The victim reported the rape several weeks after the... more »
  • LSP Gaming Troopers investigates casino craps theft scheme

    August 18, 2017 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Investigators with the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division arrested a man suspected of cheating a Baton Rouge area casino out of approximately $56,000, and have secured warrants for two other men suspected in the scheme. The arrest and warrants are part of an investigation into... more »
  • Two men arrested on child porn charges

    August 18, 2017 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit arrested two Jefferson Parish men on over 400 counts of child pornography. Tyler Talazac, 18 of Terrytown, was arrested on 300 counts of possession of sexual abuse images/videos of children, one count of distribution of sexual abuse images/videos of children,... more »
  • Manhunt over, three in custody Play Video

    August 18, 2017 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A large police presence slowed traffic south of LSU Friday morning as authorities searched for suspects in wooded areas. The search was focused mostly on brush near the intersection of W. Lee and Nicholson. Authorities were using officers on foot, K9s and a helicopter. It... more »
  • White Castle bank robbed Friday

    August 18, 2017 11:46 AM

    WHITE CASTLE – Sheriff's deputies are investigating a bank robbery that happened Friday morning. Sources said the Iberville Bank was robbed just before 11 o'clock. The bank is on Bowie Street south of LA 1. The robber left in a a silver car and was wearing black clothing.... more »
  • Detectives searching for man using stolen credit card

    August 18, 2017 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The West Baton Rouge Sheriff Office is requesting the assistance from the public in identifying a man using a stolen credit card. On August 7 the suspect used the stolen card at the 415 Truck stop located on Lobdell Hwy. in Port Allen. Anyone with information... more »
  • Shreveport man convicted of child rape

    August 18, 2017 6:59 AM

    SHREVEPORT- A Louisiana man has been convicted for aggravated rape of a child under the age of 13. The Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office says 55-year-old Edward Keith Johnson faces a mandatory life sentence in prison, without the possibility of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. Sentencing is... more »
  • Detectives currently looking for suspect in multiple vehicle burglaries

    August 17, 2017 1:03 PM

    ZACHARY- Detectives are attempting to identify a suspect in relation to a string of vehicle burglaries. The burglaries took place in Zachary on Newell St., Gloria St., West George, East Eagle, Alice St. and Marie. Please contact the Zachary Police Detectives at 654-1905 or Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP. more »

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