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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 »
  • 10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin 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 »
  • '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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Sex crime sentence vacated

    March 4, 2010 7:38 AM

    The sentence of a Vernon Parish man accused of sex crimes involving children has been vacated because the appeals court found that his due process rights were violated during his trial. The man will be re-sentenced in state district court. According to the ruling, the man was not given notice... more »

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