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  • Report: Blacks, Hispanics doing better but lag behind whites

    March 18, 2015 4:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - A new report says African Americans and Hispanics have improved health care and are less frequently victims of violent crimes this year than last. But the State of Black America report also shows that these minorities still lag behind whites when it comes to most areas of social... more »
  • Funeral services set for murdered U.S. Marshal

    March 12, 2015 2:18 PM

    WADE, Miss. - A murdered Deputy U.S. Marshal from Mississippi, killed in the line of duty in Baton Rouge earlier this week, will be buried next week. Funeral services for Josie Wells were announced Thursday. According to his obituary, Wells is survived by his wife, mother and father. ... more »
  • Slain marshal was expecting child with wife Play Video

    March 10, 2015 11:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the FBI assumes the role as lead investigative body in the case involving a murdered U.S. Marshal, family and friends of the four-year veteran who was killed Tuesday, described him as the definition of a public servant. Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells was killed while... more »
  • Ninja-like devices puncturing tires on roadways check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 6, 2015 10:33 PM

    CENTRAL - City officials published a warning on Facebook Friday about Ninja-looking nail contraptions that are being thrown on roadways and putting holes in vehicle tires. "Two nails welded together to look like spikes; it's not something that you can buy in a store. It is defenitely something that... more »
  • Deputies looking for man who escaped during arrest

    January 26, 2015 9:03 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who was able to break free from a deputy during the course of an arrest Monday night. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office sent an alert, asking people in the area of Airline Highway and Highway 74 to be on the... more »
  • Police: Man who pointed gun at officers arrested

    January 20, 2015 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Agents with the Special Response Team, a tactical unit of the city's police force, arrested a man wanted for initiating an officer-involved shooting this weekend. Miketrez Jones, 22, was apprehended Tuesday. Police said he pointed a gun at an officer who was chasing him after fleeing... more »
  • Deputy arrested for assisting with Black Friday theft

    December 12, 2014 11:03 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A then-deputy working a detail at the Walmart here faces charges, accused of conspiring with a woman to steal two televisions on Black Friday. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested Ken Garner. He was described in a news release as a "former deputy." Garner had... more »
  • BRAVE expands into 70802 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 16, 2014 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRAVE is expanding their efforts into 70802 zip code in Baton Rouge to tackle crime. BRAVE officials held a ribbon cutting at the Family and Youth Services Center on Government Street to celebrate the new facility and the expansion into 70802. Residents in the area said... more »
  • 10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2014 5:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction on bribery, money laundering and other corruption charges. Prosecutors said the actions for which he was convicted spanned his two terms as mayor - including the chaotic years after Hurricane... more »
  • Family coping with murder of Baton Rouge man check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 9, 2014 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified a man Monday morning who was found shot to death in the driver's seat of a vehicle the night before. Officers said Kentrail Thompson, 22, was found around 9:25 p.m. Sunday in a vehicle on Crestway Ave. with multiple gunshot wounds. Thompson's family... more »
  • Woman rescued from "severe and disturbing" case of human trafficking

    June 5, 2014 9:12 PM

    AJAX, La.- Details were released Thursday afternoon of what law enforcement agents in central Louisiana called the most severe and disturbing case of human trafficking ever investigated in the region. Three people face charges after an unidentified woman was found attached to a logging chain and a bucket. The... more »
  • Putin arrives in Ukraine

    May 9, 2014 6:22 AM

    MOSCOW, Russia - The Kremlin says that President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Crimea, the Russian leader's first trip to the region since its annexation. The triumphant trip to Crimea follows a massive show of military muscle in the annual Red Square parade marking victory over Nazi Germany. The celebrations... more »
  • Deputies investigating murder in Darrow

    April 24, 2014 11:12 PM

    DARROW- A 23-year-old died in a shooting on Highway 22 Thursday. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said Isaac Prestley was shot around 6:30 p.m. and taken to an area hospital by a private vehicle where he died. Allison Hudson, a spokesperson for the department, said the incident is... more »
  • Hearing highlights details of triple murder

    April 14, 2014 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Investigators took the stand during a day-long hearing to discuss moving a 16-year-old accused killer from juvenile detention to parish prison and have the case against him heard in district court where he'll face adult charges. Eventually, a juvenile court judge decided to transfer Nakeydran Williams' case... more »
  • After triple murder, council to discuss security

    April 4, 2014 10:56 PM

    BAKER- More than a week after a triple murder left three teens dead and a fourth hospitalized, city leaders will talk about violence and ways to curb it. Next Tuesday, the Baker City Council will discuss various items at its regular meeting. Two will be spearheaded by Councilwoman Joyce... more »
  • McDonald's closes in Crimea

    April 4, 2014 2:25 PM

    NEW YORK- McDonald's has closed its three restaurants in Crimea as it evaluates the "evolving situation" on the Black Sea peninsula. The world's biggest hamburger chain said Friday that the closures were "strictly a business decision which has nothing to do with politics." It cited the suspension of financial and... more »
  • Lawmakers rush to pass bill to aid Ukraine

    March 27, 2014 7:10 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lawmakers are rushing to get a bill to the president's desk that would provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine and sanction those who had a hand in Russia's takeover of Crimea. The House and Senate are poised to pass versions of the legislation Thursday. Both... more »
  • Obama: Right to self-determination being tested

    March 26, 2014 12:39 PM

    BRUSSELS - President Barack Obama says the ideal that individuals have the right to determine their own destiny is being tested in Europe. In a speech in Brussels, Obama says the ideal that all men and women are created equal is being threatened by an older, more traditional view of... more »
  • Russia: Ukraine bars pilots from leaving aircraft

    March 26, 2014 5:59 AM

    MOSCOW, Russia - Russia is accusing Ukrainian officials of barring crews of Russian commercial airlines from going outside of their aircraft in Ukrainian airports. Tensions between Moscow and Kiev have been rising ever since Russian forces occupied the Crimean peninsula and stayed there throughout the referendum last week where votes... more »
  • LSU student describes clash of cultures in Crimea check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 25, 2014 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU student who spent some time in Crimea last year chronicled her experience for the Huffington Post. In her article "Crimea in sunnier times," Aryanna Prasad discussed her travels through Crimea, especially the struggles she noticed with ethnic identity within this Ukrainian peninsula. Accorrding... more »
  • 911 call released in murder of 62-year-old man check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 20, 2014 11:19 PM

    AMITE- Police charged a 63-year-old woman with manslaughter after her brother was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon. Daryllynn Hill was booked hours after the crime in the 100 block of South Second Street. Chief Jerry Trabone said Hill stopped cooperating with their investigation and they are not sure why... more »
  • Obama levies new round of sanctions on Russia

    March 20, 2014 10:55 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the United States is levying a new round of economic sanctions on individuals in Russia, both inside and outside the government, in retaliation for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine. Obama says he has also signed a new executive order that would allow the U.S.... more »
  • Crimean forces take Ukrainian navy HQ

    March 19, 2014 6:32 AM

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea - Crimea's self-defense forces on Wednesday stormed the Ukrainian navy headquarters in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, taking possession without resistance a day after Russia signed a treaty with local authorities to annex the region. An Associated Press photographer witnessed several hundred self-defense forces take down the... more »
  • Obama: Sanctions show costs to Russia on Crimea

    March 17, 2014 7:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says new U.S. sanctions imposed on Russian officials make it clear "that there are consequences for their actions" in Crimea and he's warning that the U.S. stands ready to impose further sanctions if necessary. The president stressed that the government has the authority to go... more »
  • Kerry, Lavrov appear pessimistic about quick solution in Ukraine

    March 14, 2014 10:07 AM

    LONDON - The top diplomats from Russia and the United States aren't voicing much hope of negotiating an immediate end to the crisis in Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have been meeting in London, where they each said they're glad to have the... more »
  • Crimea's parliament pushes for independence

    March 11, 2014 1:00 PM

    KIEV, Ukraine - Crimea's Parliament said Tuesday that if the public votes to become part of Russia, the peninsula will declare itself independent and propose becoming a Russian state. That could offer a way of de-escalating the standoff between Russia and the West. The vote in Crimea's Parliament about... more »
  • Obama continues telephone outreach on Ukraine

    March 8, 2014 12:53 PM

    KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama is continuing his telephone outreach on Ukraine during his Florida vacation. The president spoke individually Saturday with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and French President Francois Hollande. Obama also held a conference call... more »
  • US announces visa restrictions on Russians

    March 6, 2014 7:19 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The White House is imposing visa restrictions on Russians and Crimeans who it says are "threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine." In addition, President Barack Obama has signed an executive order authorizing sanctions against "individuals and entities responsible for activities undermining democratic processes or institutions... more »
  • Diplomats look for ways to defuse Ukraine crisis

    March 5, 2014 4:14 PM

    PARIS - The building blocks for a possible diplomatic solution in Ukraine have emerged today in Paris -- where top Russian and Western officials have been trying to defuse the crisis over Crimea. European and Ukrainian diplomats at the meetings have outlined ways that all sides could step back... more »
  • Ukraine premier: Crimea will remain in Ukraine

    March 5, 2014 12:54 PM

    KIEV, Ukraine - In his first interview since taking office, Ukraine's new prime minister vigorously defended the legality of his government against attacks coming from Russia, but said Wednesday that Ukraine would be willing to consider granting more autonomy to the Crimea region to assuage the concerns of the province's... more »
  • Ukraine premier: Crimea will remain in Ukraine

    March 5, 2014 7:36 AM

    KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's new prime minister, in his first interview since taking office, told The Associated Press that Crimea must remain part of Ukraine, but may be granted more local powers. Arseniy Yatsenyuk told the AP Wednesday that a special task force could be established "to consider what kind... more »
  • Tensions ease, but Russia still talks tough

    March 4, 2014 3:36 PM

    MOSCOW - Russia's Vladimir Putin is still talking tough on Ukraine -- but he has also helped ease tensions today. Putin says Russia has no intention to "fight the Ukrainian people" -- but he's reserving the right to use force in order to protect ethnic Russians in Ukraine. ... more »
  • Kerry meets with Ukraine officials

    March 4, 2014 12:08 PM

    KIEV, Ukraine - Secretary of State John Kerry has met today in Ukraine with that country's acting president, prime minister and foreign minister, as well as top parliamentary officials. It's a show of U.S. support for Ukraine's new leadership, as it deals with a Russian military takeover of Crimea,... more »
  • Ukraine says crews will defend ships

    March 3, 2014 5:10 PM

    KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's acting president says the crew members on two Ukrainian warships are "ready to defend their ships." Ukraine says the crew members have been given an ultimatum by Russian troops -- either surrender the ships, or they will be seized. A Russian defense ministry spokesman is... more »
  • Sheriff releases details of deputy's arrest

    February 14, 2014 5:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The Livingston Parish Sheriff's office said it fired and arrested a man who worked as a deputy at the parish jail. Leo Barthelemy, Jr. is charged with malfeasance in office/tampering with evidence and illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities after an incident at his house on... more »
  • Accused killer's grandmother to get $40k settlement

    February 12, 2014 12:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A settlement for an accused killer's grandmother is up for discussion at Wednesday afternoon's Metro Council meeting. Linda Thomas sued the city after she said she was injured when police searched her home for her grandson, Aramis Jackson, more than three year ago. Jackson faces charges... more »
  • Authorities hunting for bear killer

    December 23, 2013 4:13 PM

    VIDALIA- State authorities are trying to figure out who shot and killed a black bear in Concordia Parish. The bear was found over the weekend in a wooded area of the Yancey Wildlife Management Area. A necropsy revealed the bear was probably dead for about a week. Because... more »
  • Accused killer's run from the law ends dramatically

    December 19, 2013 6:49 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- A 37-year-old accused killer's run from police ended in a dramatic takedown in Ascension Parish Thursday evening. State Police said Antwine Smith will be booked on a homicide warrant from New Orleans and local charges related to a pursuit on I-10 that eventually moved to county roads before... more »
  • $5k stolen from daycare was an inside job

    November 12, 2013 11:25 PM

    CENTRAL- Deputies arrested two people for a heist at a daycare where the tuition drop box was stolen. Investigators said $5000 was inside and was taken. They called it an inside job since someone working for Lil Wildcats Daycare on Joor Road helped. Michael Carter and Michael Bigham... more »
  • Theft victims say crook spied on them before making his move check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 16, 2013 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A couple got a shock recently; a burglar was rummaging through their bedroom late at night. There "was a tall man with a bandanna the western style bandanna wrapped around his head," homeowner Kim Anderson said about who was in her bedroom a few nights ago. ... more »
  • 'Whitey' Bulger guilty of gangland killings

    August 12, 2013 1:13 PM

    BOSTON - Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger has been convicted in a string of 11 killings and other underworld crimes. The 83-year-old Bulger faces life in prison after being convicted Monday of committing or playing a role in the killings during the 1970s and '80s while he led... more »
  • Police car prepped for action movie stolen with explosives inside

    July 29, 2013 8:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police issued a warning Monday evening about a stolen, mock police car that was part of a movie shooting near the city's Central Business District. Police said the vehicle contained explosives. The explosives create small holes, mimicking bullet holes when detonated. The Ford Crown Victoria looks... more »
  • Obama signs bill on lying about military medals

    June 3, 2013 2:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama has signed a bill making it a crime to lie about receiving a military medal. The Stolen Valor Act cleared both chambers of Congress last month. The White House says Obama signed it Monday. The measure revives a law struck down... 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 »
  • Group claims thugs target their street check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 1, 2013 9:44 PM

    LIVINGSTON- People accuse a group of young thugs of causing torment in their neighborhood. Friday evening, a small group got together to clean up the mess the group has caused and to try and erase the path they take entering their neighborhood. "I sleep with a gun under... more »
  • Community leaders shocked after BRPD chief's firing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 8, 2013 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Community leaders in Baton Rouge told News 2 today the seeds of trust planted by fired police chief Dewayne White will keep growing. Rev. Isaiah J. Webster with the Greater New Guide Baptist Church said he was shocked to hear about White's firing Wednesday. Webster spent... more »
  • BRPD gets training with ex-military rifles check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 30, 2013 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department received 100 military surplus rifles as part of a federal program to combat criminals who "outgun" law enforcement. Currently around 150 officers have the high-powered rifles. The officers who will receive some of the 100 new rifles got the opportunity today to... more »
  • Man sought for deadly Baton Rouge shooting

    January 17, 2013 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting this morning in Baton Rouge. Police said Deaundre Williams, 20, is wanted for murder and attempted murder after the shooting in the 1800 block of 71st Street just before 2 a.m. ... more »
  • BRPD Chief to arm officers with rifles, expand BRAVE to 70802 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 16, 2013 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White announced progressive plans that will move his department forward this year. In a one-on-one interview, White said the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination Project will expand to the 70802 zip code this year. Officers will also be outfitted with military surplus... more »
  • Slidell PD: Bucket-headed burglar caught

    January 15, 2013 5:00 PM

    SLIDELL - Police arrested a man they said robbed the Slidell restaurant he used to work at, and used a bucket as his disguise. Slidell Police arrested Richard Boudreaux, 23, today after they said he confessed to robbing Kenney's Seafood overnight. Police said Boudreaux used a bucket at... more »
  • Police identify victim in deadly shooting

    January 11, 2013 2:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a woman killed when someone shot at her apartment on La Margie street in Baton Rouge last night. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said Shaquanan Jones, 26, died around 9:30 p.m. last night. He said she'd been hit by... more »
  • Judge: No TV broadcast of Guantanamo 9/11 trial

    January 3, 2013 3:03 PM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A military judge has denied a request to allow television broadcast coverage of the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunal for five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks. Defense lawyers requested TV coverage of proceedings at the U.S. base in Cuba. But the Defense Department... more »
  • Two arrested after smoke shop robbery

    December 12, 2012 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two armed men after they said the pair robbed a smoke shop near the LSU campus. Lt. Don Kelly said officers arrested Darren Douglas Brown, 19, and Christian Rasha Lamotte, 22, after stopping their vehicle and finding evidence from the robbery inside. Kelly... more »
  • Halle Berry's ex arrested after Thanksgiving fight at her house

    November 22, 2012 9:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry has been arrested for investigation of battery after authorities say he and the Oscar-winning actress' current boyfriend got into a fight on Thanksgiving. Los Angeles Police Officer Julie Boyer says Aubry came over to Berry's house Thursday and there were reports... more »
  • Hearing airs sex crimes case against US general

    November 5, 2012 10:53 AM

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - U.S. Army prosecutors are charging a general with sex crimes against five women, including four military subordinates and a civilian. The first details of the charges filed in September emerged at a military justice hearing Monday for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair at Fort Bragg in North... more »
  • Jordan Jefferson begins community service

    November 2, 2012 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson got a jump start on court-ordered community service today. Jefferson spoke to students on the McKinley High School football team this afternoon, stressing how good decisions help lead to success in life. This week, Jefferson pleaded no contest to battery... more »
  • Police: NY bank thief claimed he was shortchanged

    October 22, 2012 5:13 PM

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Going back to a bank you just ripped off to claim you'd been shortchanged isn't likely to end well. That's what police say led to an arrest Monday in upstate New York. Syracuse police say 28-year-old Arthur Bundrage, of East Syracuse, went into a bank at about... more »
  • Court papers allege inheritance murder plot

    October 10, 2012 4:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 19-year-old allegedly offered an 18-year-old $50,000 to help kill her mother so she could inherit money. Nicole Boover is being held without bond in New Orleans on a charge of attempted first-degree murder. Eighteen-year-old Nathan Andrew Yuhas was booked Wednesday in Baton Rouge as a fugitive.... more »
  • Deputies: Shooting victims found in Plaquemine

    September 24, 2012 8:41 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Deputies said two bodies found in a vehicle that crashed into a Plaquemine sugarcane field this morning were the victims of a shooting. According the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Department, two men's bodies were found around 6:30 a.m. on Highway 1 south of St. Louis Rd. They... more »
  • LSU criminologists examine EBR crime rate today

    August 8, 2012 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- With at least 47 murders this year, Baton Rouge has one of the highest violent crime rates in the nation. New efforts like the BRAVE Program have the potential to help, but there are still questions about what's behind all the crime. Today two LSU criminologists... more »
  • Victim in Tigerland shooting dies, two charged

    August 6, 2012 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a shooting victim from Tigerland has died, and two people arrested in connection with the case will have their charges upgraded. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs with Baton Rouge Police said Philip Boudreaux, 18, was taken off life support Friday. He was shot at his Tigerland... more »
  • Lavergne pleads "not guilty" to killings

    July 27, 2012 10:26 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Brandon Lavergne, the accused killer of Mickey Shunick and Lisa Pate, pleaded "not guilty" this morning at his arraignment. He is charged with first-degree murder in both cases. According to our affiliate in Lafayette, KATC TV 3. "Judge Herman Clause set a deadline of October 9 for... more »
  • Former murder suspect found shot to death check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 23, 2012 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge man once accused of murder was found dead on Madison Avenue early Monday morning. Police found Kedrick Dennis, 30, shot to death in front of his North Baton Rouge home today. Dennis was accused of killing Kreglan Gaines in 2010, then released after... more »
  • Neighborhood fighting back against crime check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 19, 2012 5:56 PM

    EAST FELICIANA - People living in a East Feliciana Parish neighborhood say crime has got to go. The Highland Lakeshore Subdivision in Ethel has trouble, and residents are fed up. Folks living in this subdivision consider their neighborhood heaven on earth, but things have slowly changed. "Now it's... more »
  • Women wanted for questioning in LSU armed robbery

    June 13, 2012 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police released more photos of women they want to question in connection with an armed robbery on the university campus. Capt. Cory Lalonde said the night of May 29, a man with a gun robbed a student near Pleasant Hall on Highland Road. Later, surveillance... more »
  • Baker PD: Shooting suspect lay in wait for targets

    May 31, 2012 12:43 PM

    BAKER - Police released a photo today of a teen they said lay in wait for a group of juveniles in Baker, then shot at them earlier this week. Chief Mike Knaps with Baker Police said they are looking for Greg Anthony Morris Jr., 18, of Baton Rouge in... more »
  • Mother arrested after infant drowns

    May 30, 2012 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the mother of an infant girl who drowned in a bathtub in suspicion of negligent homicide. Sgt. Don Kelly said Lashay Bradley, 22, left her 11-month-old daughter unattended in a bathtub with the water running for an unknown amount of time. When she... more »
  • Mother: son shot by juvenile, paralyzed

    May 28, 2012 4:04 PM

    PICAYUNE, Miss. - A Mississippi woman says her 21-year-old son is having to learn how to swallow after a bullet fired by a juvenile in Louisiana cut his spinal cord. Amy Tanguis of Picayune tells The Picayune Item that Aaron James Tanguis was shot in the back last week while... more »
  • Barksdale airman arrested for sex crimes

    May 1, 2012 7:51 AM

    JENNINGS - Jefferson Davis Parish authorities have arrested a 25-year-old Barksdale Air Force Base flight mechanic who had inappropriate communications with what he thought was a 13-year-old girl. William Elwood Simon of Bossier City was booked with two counts of computer aided solicitation of a minor, four counts of indecent... more »
  • People exchange guns for gas

    November 19, 2011 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of people turned in their unwanted guns for gas coupons during the second "Gas for Guns" exchange in East Baton Rouge Parish. People anonymously dropped off weapons at two churches in the city-parish between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and received a gas card worth... more »
  • La. preacher pleads guilty to 4 of 473 sex crimes

    October 4, 2011 2:16 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. - A Tioga preacher and psychiatric hospital social worker charged with 473 counts of sex crimes against a young female relative has pleaded guilty to four. 64-year-old Holland Farrell McMorris has pleaded guilty to aggravated incest, attempted aggravated rape, molestation of a juvenile and sexual battery. ... more »
  • EBR major crimes down in 2010

    June 2, 2011 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Major crimes in East Baton Rouge Parish fell by more than eight percent last year, according to numbers released by the sheriff's office today. They reported an overall decrease of 732 major crimes in the parish when compared to 2009. Crimes against people were down more... more »
  • Reported crime down 54 percent at old Brandywine Apartments

    January 24, 2011 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to Baton Rouge Police, 911 call outs to the new Darryl Condominiums are down 54 percent. After a recent name change the former Brandywine Apartments have not seen the amount of crime as in the past. For years the apartments were plagued with arsons, shootings... more »
  • Police: Man runs down street, fires shots

    December 15, 2010 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two people are recovering from gun shot wounds after a random person ran down Gus Young Road and opened fire Tuesday night. The two victims- a 18 year-old- woman and 19 year-old-man- told Baton Rouge Police they were standing on the side of the street in the 4500... more »
  • Police: family problems may have sparked crimes

    November 20, 2010 5:32 PM

    West Monroe police say they believe that family problems sparked a crime spree that ended with the gunman killing himself in Oklahoma. Detective Sgt. Tim Zeigler tells The News-Star that until Friday, 26-year-old Stephen "Lane" Salsbury's only criminal record was three seat belt violations. He didn't describe the family... more »
  • Plaquemine man killed in shooting

    September 27, 2010 6:21 AM

    Plaquemine police are investigating the city's first homicide of 2010. Police Capt. Kenny Payne says Cordies Gales of Plaquemine was shot to death Sunday after getting into a fight over a gambling game. Payne said police were questioning several witnesses Sunday night. more »
  • Shreveport man arrested in Virginia runaway case

    September 23, 2010 5:08 AM

    Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Shreveport man for numerous sex crimes involving a Virginia runaway. Kevin Lunsford was arrested Wednesday at his home where he was found with the 14-year-old girl after deputies received a tip about the teenager's location. Detectives say the girl and Lunsford became acquainted... more »
  • Juvenile arrested in Livingston Parish

    July 13, 2010 6:09 AM

    Livingston Parish deputies arrested a juvenile early Tuesday morning for armed robbery. It happened around 3 a.m. at the Walgreens on Highway 16 in Watson. Deputies say a juvenile entered the store wearing a mask, armed with a gun and knife. An employee outside the store saw the juvenile enter,... more »
  • Shooting investigation on Topeka Street

    June 17, 2010 6:00 AM

    Baton Rouge police are investigating a shooting in the 3500 block of Topeka Street. Police say the man was shot around 12:30 a.m. Thursday after two men approached him. The victim told police he tried to run, but was shot. The man was taken to an area hospital for non... more »
  • Central Police Chief looking to expand department

    May 14, 2010 6:30 PM

    Central’s Police Chief is working to expand his department, and his plan involves learning from neighboring chiefs in surrounding parishes. Central became incorporated in 2005. 30,000 residents live in city, and more are moving in everyday. Right now, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office patrols the area and handles a... more »
  • Avoyelles escapees will face new charges

    April 15, 2010 5:45 AM

    Law enforcement agencies from Marksville to Miami are trying to determine if the three Avoyelles Parish Jail escapees are involved in any crimes committed over the past two weeks, including a case in which a woman's fingers were cut off. U.S. Marshals found the three escapees - Quentin M. Truehill,... more »

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