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  • Jury awards $3.9M to family of film worker killed by train

    July 17, 2017 10:15 PM

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - A jury has found a railroad company responsible in the 2014 death of a movie worker on a Georgia railroad bridge, awarding the young woman's family $3.9 million in damages. The verdict against CSX Transportation came Monday in a civil lawsuit the parents of Sarah... more »
  • Police: Man arrested after sneaking into Tiger Stadium with prostitute

    July 12, 2017 1:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Monday after he was caught with a prostitute on LSU's campus. According to LSU PD, officers were notified of a man and woman who were seen exiting a vehicle and walking toward Tiger Stadium Monday. Police arrived on scene to find 36-year-old... more »
  • Man charged in beating death of infant

    July 6, 2017 4:00 PM

    HAMMOND – A 28-year-old man is charged in the death of an infant. Benjamin Joseph Carter, Sr., was booked into jail after the child died Monday. Carter was charged with second degree murder. Sheriff's deputies released details of the arrest Thursday, though the child died days earlier. Investigators... more »
  • Police: Man who died during robbery was 'scared to death'

    June 27, 2017 10:04 PM

    MADISON, Wis. - Police say a contractor who suffered a fatal heart attack while working overnight at a Wisconsin Culver's was "scared to death" when two armed men tried to rob the restaurant. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval told reporters Tuesday that the robbers would not allow other... more »
  • Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

    June 26, 2017 12:32 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death. The settlement was announced Monday by attorneys for Valerie Castile and the city of St. Anthony. ... more »
  • Police: Road rage led to bat attack, Muslim teen's death

    June 19, 2017 9:33 PM

    FAIRFAX, Va. - A man charged with murder in the death of a Muslim Virginia teen who was attacked near her mosque became "enraged" by a traffic argument with one of the girl's friends and hit her with a baseball bat before abducting her, police said Monday. Though... more »
  • Cocaine among drugs found in Carrie Fisher's system

    June 19, 2017 12:25 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Carrie Fisher's autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine and other drugs found in her system had on her death. The report released Monday... more »
  • Woman relieved after boyfriend apprehended for murder

    June 12, 2017 8:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman is breathing a sigh of relief after her live-in boyfriend was apprehended by police for fatally stabbing a man over the weekend. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 120 block of North... more »
  • Suspect turns self in after fatal stabbing on N 13th Street

    June 11, 2017 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Monday after he allegedly stabbed another man with a beer bottle on North 13th Street. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 120 block of North 13th Street. Police say 59-year-old Elvis Graham... more »
  • BRPD: Man arrested for deadly shooting on Rosenwald Road

    June 8, 2017 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One person has been arrested for the shooting death of a man on Rosenwald Road. The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 18-year-old Deon Winsey for the second degree murder of 27-year-old Quenton Gilmore. Winsey was also charged with illegal use of a weapon. Gilmore was... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2015 fatal stabbing of step-grandson

    June 6, 2017 1:39 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - A 63-year-old man pled guilty to a manslaughter charge Monday in connection to the fatal stabbing of his step-grandson in 2015. According to District Attorney Ricky Babin, William Thompson pled guilty to one count of manslaughter after he stabbed 20-year-old Daquan Rainey Feb. 17, 2015 . ... more »
  • North Carolina man kills father, himself in front of mother, wife

    May 28, 2017 5:02 PM

    MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. - Authorities say a mentally ill man fatally shot his father and then killed himself in front of his wife and mother in North Carolina before police could intervene. Morehead City Police announced that officers found 67-year-old Benny Burney Sr. dead when they were called to... more »
  • Zack Snyder exits 'Justice League' after daughter's death

    May 22, 2017 9:28 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The recent death of director Zack Snyder's daughter has driven the prominent filmmaker to step away from finishing the ensemble superhero movie "Justice League." A source close to production who was not authorized to speak publicly said Monday that Joss Whedon would take over completing the film,... more »
  • One hurt in shooting on Topeka Street Play Video

    May 21, 2017 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person has been hospitalized after he was shot on Topeka Street Sunday afternoon. The shooting occurred around 2:15 p.m. on Topeka Street near Winnebago Street. Baton Rouge Police say one victim was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. A WBRZ News... more »
  • House votes to bolster police training after Sterling death

    May 18, 2017 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers are moving forward with a proposal to increase police officers' training requirements nearly a year after police fatally shot a black man outside a Baton Rouge convenience store. The House voted 82-5 Thursday in favor of Rep. Ted James' bill, which calls for officers to... more »
  • House strikes down bill to abolish death penalty in Louisiana

    May 17, 2017 7:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - House lawmakers effectively killed any chance of abolishing Louisiana's death penalty this session after one representative cast the deciding vote against the measure he had co-sponsored. A House criminal justice committee voted 9-8 against Democratic Rep. Terry Landry's bill to outlaw capital punishment. Republican Rep. Steve Pylant... more »
  • Mayor releases statement on shooting of McKinley High student Play Video

    May 15, 2017 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome released a statement Monday in response to the shooting death of an 18-year-old McKinley High School student. The mayor offered her condolences to the family of Bryant Lee, a McKinley High quarterback who was gunned down at a graduation party over the... more »
  • Man gets 15 to 30 years for fatally shooting, taking selfie with teen

    May 15, 2017 1:13 PM

    GREENSBURG, Pa. - An 18-year-old Pennsylvania man who authorities say shot a friend and then posed for a selfie with the dying teen has been sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Maxwell Morton, of Jeannette, told the judge Monday that he didn't want... more »
  • LSP: 16-year-old driver killed after crashing into cow on LA 363

    May 2, 2017 2:00 PM

    ST. LANDRY PARISH - Police say a teenage girl was killed after she crashed into a cow on LA 363 Monday night. According to Louisiana State Police, 16-year-old Adrian Johnson was involved in the crash on Highway 363 around 9 p.m. Police say Johnson was traveling south on... more »
  • Police: Texas officer faked his own death, fled into Mexico

    April 29, 2017 1:04 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Authorities in Texas say a police officer who notified his wife that he planned to kill himself actually faked his own death and fled to Mexico. An arrest affidavit revealed Friday that 29-year-old Austin officer Coleman Martin earlier in the week texted his wife a photo of... more »
  • Arkansas inmate seeks stay of execution, citing attorney's plagiarism

    April 24, 2017 6:45 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A condemned Arkansas inmate is again asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to stop his execution, arguing that his previous attorney plagiarized a court filing. The Arkansas Supreme Court has repeatedly declined to stop Marcel Williams' execution, one of two planned for Monday night. In a late... more »
  • Two Arkansas men set to be executed want stays for poor health

    April 23, 2017 10:37 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Two Arkansas inmates scheduled to be put to death Monday in what could be the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years have asked an appeals court to halt their lethal injections because of poor health. Lawyers for Jack Jones and Marcel Williams asked... more »
  • 21-year-old killed after truck overturns in Terrebonne Parish

    April 19, 2017 2:10 PM

    TERREBONNE PARISH - Police say a Houma man was killed Wednesday morning when his vehicle rolled into a ditch. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred around 7:45 a.m. on Vahli Boulevard, south of Savanne Road. Police say 21-year-old Nicholaus Braud failed to negotiate a turn and drove... more »
  • Arkansas judge barred from death penalty cases after participating in protest

    April 17, 2017 3:25 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Supreme Court is barring a judge who blocked the state's multiple executions plan from taking up any death penalty related cases after he participated in a protest where he appeared to mimic an inmate about to receive lethal injection drugs. Justices on Monday reassigned... more »
  • Police: 8-year-old suspect in Michigan toddler's home day care death

    April 17, 2017 11:57 AM

    MUSKEGON - An 8-year-old is suspected in the death of a 1-year-old boy who was left unsupervised in a home day care in Michigan. Muskegon Police Chief Jeffrey Lewis tells MLive.com for a story Monday that the toddler's body was found concealed Friday morning in a bedroom. He says the... more »
  • Manhunt intensifies for Cleveland murder suspect Play Video

    April 16, 2017 6:13 PM

    CLEVELAND - Cleveland police say they are searching for a homicide suspect who shared a video of the fatal shooting of an elderly man on Facebook. Police say Steve Stephens shot 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr., a retiree who was out collecting aluminum cans, Sunday and shared a video of... more »
  • A year on, few answers from probe into Prince's death

    April 16, 2017 11:40 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Nearly a year after Prince died from an accidental drug overdose in his suburban Minneapolis studio and estate, investigators still don't know how he got the fentanyl that killed him. An official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press that authorities still haven't interviewed a key... more »
  • Fight near Turkish polling station leaves 3 dead

    April 16, 2017 11:38 AM

    ISTANBUL - Turkey's state-run news agency says the death toll in a fight outside a polling station in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir has risen to three. Anadolu news agency said a land feud may have been the reason for Sunday's deadly quarrel, while the private Dogan news agency reported... more »
  • Louisiana considering whether to end use of death penalty

    April 13, 2017 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A trio of state legislators with law enforcement backgrounds is suggesting Louisiana should end its use of the death penalty. Rep. Terry Landry, a Democratic former state police superintendent, thinks the penalty is barbaric, unevenly applied, with too many cases overturned. Sen. Dan Claitor, a Republican former... more »
  • Alabama ends death penalty by judicial override

    April 11, 2017 9:32 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed a bill ending the state's one-of-a-kind practice of allowing judges to sentence a person to death when a jury has recommended life imprisonment. Ivey spokeswoman Eileen Jones confirmed the move Tuesday. Alabama was the last state in the country to allow... more »
  • Marksville officer in 6-year-old boy's death accused of badge misuse

    April 10, 2017 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Prosecutors say a Louisiana law enforcement officer charged with murder in a 6-year-old boy's fatal shooting had engaged in a pattern of abusing his badge to "satisfy his sexual desires." In a court filing Friday, prosecutors said the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office fired Norris Greenhouse Jr. after... more »
  • Louisiana firefighters gather to pay respects to fallen comrades Play Video

    April 8, 2017 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters from around the state have gathered in Baton Rouge to show love for their fallen brothers. They come, as they have year after year, to remember fellow firefighters who lost their lives while saving the lives of others last year. Now, 116 names are... more »
  • Kansas Legislature passes oversight after waterslide death

    April 7, 2017 12:42 PM

    TOPEKA - Kansas lawmakers have agreed to strengthen the state's lax oversight of amusement park rides after a legislator's son was killed on a waterslide last year. The state Senate approved the bill Friday on 35-2 vote. The plan now heads to the governor. Rep. Scott Schwab's son, Caleb, died... more »
  • Mississippi couple arrested in death of man found in car

    April 1, 2017 2:14 PM

    AMITE - A Mississippi man and his girlfriend have been arrested in the shooting death of a man found in a car parked alongside Interstate 55. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies Friday arrested 36-year-old Rodney Reynold, of Tylertown, Mississippi, on charges of second-degree murder and obstruction of justice.... more »
  • Anti-allergy medicine EpiPen recall expands to US

    March 31, 2017 10:23 PM

    A recall of the emergency anti-allergy medicine EpiPen is expanding to the U.S. and other markets in North America, Europe, Asia and South America because the allergy shots may not work. The notice issued Friday by Mylan N.V. expands upon warnings made earlier this month after two reports of the... more »
  • 3 arrested in connection with overpass collapse

    March 31, 2017 9:01 PM

    ATLANTA - Officials say three people have been arrested in connection with a massive fire under Interstate 85 in Atlanta that caused a portion of the bridge to collapse. Deputy Insurance Commissioner Jay Florence confirms the suspects were arrested Friday. He identified them as Basil Eleby, Sophia Bruner and Barry... more »
  • Inmate dies after stabbing at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center

    March 30, 2017 10:41 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - An inmate at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center has died following a stabbing that occurred last Thursday. Officials say the inmate was brought to a hospital following a stabbing. A Department of Corrections spokesperson was unsure of the inmate's condition the past week, and went on... more »
  • Debbie Reynolds' son says she prepared him for her death

    March 23, 2017 8:00 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Todd Fisher says his mother, Debbie Reynolds, set him up "for her leaving the planet" the day his sister and Reynolds' daughter, Carrie Fisher, died in December. The 84-year-old Reynolds suffered a stroke and died one day after her 60-year-old daughter died following a heart attack. Todd... more »
  • Man found dead in vehicle on I-55 identified

    March 22, 2017 5:06 PM

    TANGIPAHOA - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the man found dead in a vehicle Mar. 15. According to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, 35-year-old Alphonse Reid of Kentwood was found dead in a silver Infinity G37x on the shoulder of I-55 at the LA 440 exit.... more »
  • Jury decides on death penalty in Vegas murder-mutilation

    March 22, 2017 2:11 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A jury has decided that a 24-year-old man should become the youngest of 83 people on Nevada's death row for the rape, murder and mutilation of a 15-year-old high school sophomore. Javier Righetti was 19 in 2011 when he stabbed and burned Alyssa Otremba not far from... more »
  • Chuck Berry's final studio album to be released in June

    March 22, 2017 7:48 AM

    ST. LOUIS - Chuck Berry's final studio album will be released on June 16. The album, titled "CHUCK," was announced in October, five months before the rock pioneer's death on Saturday at the age of 90. "CHUCK" is Berry's first album since 1979's "Rock It." Dualtone Records says eight of... more »
  • Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

    March 18, 2017 8:05 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis. He was 90. St. Charles county police say they responded to a medical emergency Saturday afternoon... more »
  • Jury selected for Marksville deputy charged with 6-year-old's death

    March 16, 2017 7:02 PM

    MARKSVILLE – A jury has been selected for the trial of a Marksville deputy who is charged with murder following the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy. Jury selection began Monday morning for Derrick Stafford's trial in Marksville, where he and another city marshal fired at a car after... more »
  • Teen victim's family questions how accused shooter re-entered country Play Video

    March 15, 2017 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The family of a 16-year-old who was shot on his birthday by an illegal alien says they do not believe the accused shooter's story that he was playing with the gun when it went off. In 2012, Octavio Bringas, a Mexican national, was deported following a drug... more »
  • Texas executes man convicted of killing 2

    March 14, 2017 11:35 PM

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Texas prison officials have executed a Fort Worth man condemned for killing a father and his 4-month-old son during a Christmas Eve rampage nearly 30 years ago that also left two other men shot to death. James Bigby was pronounced dead at 6:31 p.m. Tuesday evening. He... more »
  • Five indicted in 'gangsters with guns' shooting death

    March 14, 2017 4:02 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – An Ascension Parish grand jury has indicted five individuals for a January shooting death in Geismar. District Attorney Ricky Babin says Javante Haynes, Jyvariel Harvey, Kentrell Lewis, and Jonathan Darville were indicted on second-degree murder charges. Rachel Bueche was also indicted for accessory after the fact to... more »
  • Madagascar cyclone death toll reaches 38, authorities say

    March 11, 2017 12:03 PM

    JOHANNESBURG - Madagascar's government says the death toll from Cyclone Enawo has risen to at least 38. The island nation's disaster management agency on Saturday said the cyclone that made landfall in the northeast on Tuesday also has driven 50,000 people from their homes. At least 180 people were injured.... more »
  • Law enforcement say homeowner justified in killing intruder Play Video

    March 8, 2017 7:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore said Wednesday it appears an older man was justified in shooting a home invader earlier in the morning. The incident happened Wednesday around 1:30 a.m. in an area of Baton Rouge known as "the Bottom". Law enforcement said 40-year-old... more »
  • Reward now $22,500 for suspect in woman's death

    February 27, 2017 8:16 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities in Mississippi have announced a large increase in the reward for information leading to the arrest of a 28-year-old man suspected in the death of his girlfriend. Police are seeking Alex Bridges Deaton in connection with the death of 30-year-old Heather Robinson. Robinson was found dead... more »
  • Teen crash victim remembered with balloon release Play Video

    February 22, 2017 11:20 PM

    NEW ROADS - A high school student killed in a weekend crash was laid to rest Wednesday. Students and staff at False River Academy held a balloon release in memory of 17-year-old Clayton Jarreau. Jarreau died Sunday morning when his car veered off Highway 417 in Pointe Coupee Parish. Two... more »
  • Alabama bidding to set execution date for convicted killer

    February 22, 2017 7:43 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama is bidding to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for more than 30 years. The state filed a motion Wednesday to set an execution date for inmate Tommy Arthur, one day after the United States Supreme Court turned down his latest appeal.... more »
  • Man arrested for New Years Day murder in Baton Rouge

    February 21, 2017 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD has arrested a suspect in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred on Jan. 1. Police say 29-year-old Thailand Brooks was arrested for fatally shooting of 29-year-old Asha Davis in her home on New Years Day. Investigators believe the shooting was a result of a... more »
  • Malaysia arrests 4th suspect in N. Korean death

    February 18, 2017 11:17 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian police have announced the arrest of a fourth suspect, a North Korean, in the death of the half brother of the North Korean leader. A police statement says the man identified as Ri Jong Chol was arrested on Friday in Selangor near Kuala Lumpur. It... more »
  • Report: Student rammed window before falling from 11th floor

    February 14, 2017 12:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a University of Southern Mississippi student fell through a closed 11th-story hotel window onto a hotel's fourth-floor pool deck and died. An email Tuesday from the coroner's office identifies the dead man as 20-year-old Cole Whaley, and says he died early Saturday at... more »
  • Pair arrested in attempted robbery at Airline Highway motel

    February 10, 2017 12:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested two people in connection with an armed robbery at a motel on Airline Highway Thursday. Police say two victims staying at the Wood Acres Motel on Airline Highway told them 18-year-old Sherry Nover and 21-year-old Percy Maloid entered their motel room... more »
  • Florida man charged with faking his death gets 14 years

    February 1, 2017 6:19 PM

    JACKSONVILLE - A Florida businessman who faked his own death to defraud insurance companies has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. The Florida Times-Union reports that 63-year-old Jose Lantigua was sentenced Wednesday in Jacksonville after he pleaded guilty to bank fraud, identity theft and other charges. The former owner... more »
  • Princess Diana statue to mark 20 years since car crash death

    January 29, 2017 11:38 AM

    LONDON - The sons of the late Princess Diana plan to build a statue to mark the 20th anniversary of her death in a Paris car crash in 1997. Princes William and Harry have commissioned the statue, which will be paid for with private funds and erected in the public... more »
  • Mississippi confirms first pediatric flu death of season

    January 28, 2017 3:13 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the first confirmed pediatric influenza death for the 2016-2017 flu season. Officials say it happened to someone who lived in Central Mississippi. Including this reported death, there have been 15 total pediatric flu deaths reported in Mississippi since such deaths... more »
  • John Hurt, Oscar nominated for "The Elephant Man" dies at 77

    January 27, 2017 10:56 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Oscar-nominated actor Sir John Hurt has died. He was 77. Hurt's agent Charles McDonald says the actor, who battled pancreatic cancer, died Friday in London. The actor received Academy Award nominations for playing a heroin addict in "Midnight Express" and the tortured John Merrick in David... more »
  • Death toll from Southeast tornadoes, storms rises to 21

    January 27, 2017 8:38 PM

    ALBANY, Ga. - The death toll from a weekend outbreak of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in the Southeast has increased to at least 21. A 77-year-old woman in southwest Georgia died from storm-related injuries Thursday night at a hospital. Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler told The Associated Press on Friday... more »
  • Miss. bill proposes gas chamber, firing squad as backup execution methods

    January 26, 2017 12:15 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi, facing repeated court challenges to lethal injection and the difficulty of finding drugs, could start looking at alternative ways to carry out the death penalty. A state House committee on Thursday approved legislation to explicitly legalize the current drugs Mississippi plans to use to execute death... more »
  • Lineman killed in Oklahoma Panhandle was Louisiana man

    January 25, 2017 4:25 PM

    BEAVER, Okla. - A power company lineman who was killed while working to restore power in the Oklahoma Panhandle was a Louisiana man. Echo Powerline says 30-year-old employee Nathan Evans of Sarepta, Louisiana, was electrocuted Sunday while helping restore electricity in Beaver County after the area was hit hard by... more »
  • Court dismisses car crash lawsuit against Snapchat

    January 23, 2017 11:01 AM

    GRIFFIN, Ga. - A lawsuit claiming Snapchat's "speed filter" tempted a woman to drive too fast before she crashed into a couple's car has been dismissed by a judge who says the Communications Decency Act provides the social media company with immunity. Wentworth and Karen Maynard sued Snapchat and the... more »
  • One taken to hospital following Old Scenic Hwy crash

    January 20, 2017 11:13 PM

    BAKER - Rescue crews worked to cut a person out of their car following a crash on Old Scenic Hwy. JUST IN: Here's a picture of the crash scene on Old Scenic. One person has been taken to the hospital. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/66gESZ9lyG — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) January 21,... more »
  • Two men indicted on murder charges after Pierre Part heroin overdose

    January 18, 2017 5:05 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Authorities say two men have been indicted on murder charges after a Pierre Part man died of a heroin overdose in July. According to District Attorney Ricky L. Babin, a grand jury returned a true bill of indictment for second degree murder on 38-year-old Reid Leonard and... more »
  • Man turns himself in for fatal hit and run in Chauvin

    January 17, 2017 4:03 PM

    CHAUVIN - Troopers have arrested a man for the fatal hit and run crash that killed one person Tuesday morning. Christopher Little, 47, of Chauvin called state troopers from his residence Tueaday to inform them he was involved in the fatal crash. Police arrived at his home and found... more »
  • Attorney: DC sniper life sentence unconstitutional

    January 13, 2017 7:59 PM

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — An attorney for a man convicted of taking part in sniper shootings that left 10 people dead in the Washington area is asking a judge to toss his life sentence because he was convicted as a juvenile. In a motion filed Friday in a... more »
  • Two accused of raping inmate at Ascension Parish jail

    January 13, 2017 5:37 PM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the rape of a parish inmate that was reported on Thursday night. The inmate reported that he had been raped by another inmate on two separate occasions in the past week, officials say. Louisiana State Police detectives were asked to... more »
  • Carrie Lane shooting victim dies, additional arrest made in 'gangsters with guns' incident

    January 13, 2017 11:32 AM

    GEISMAR - The victim of a Monday shooting in Ascension Parish died Friday morning. Kermit Jackson, 39, was shot multiple times on Carrie Lane Monday Morning. The charges have been upgraded to second-degree murder for all four suspects involved. Two of the suspects, Jyvariel Harvey and Kentrell Lewis,... more »
  • Man ejected from vehicle, killed on Old Hammond Highway

    January 13, 2017 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man was killed in a single vehicle crash on LA 426 early Friday morning. Kenneth Salinas, 26, ran off the road while traveling westbound on US 190 in a 2012 Lexus IS250. Louisiana State Police say his vehicle struck a culvert and became... more »
  • Firefighters find dead woman in burning Lutcher home

    January 11, 2017 5:42 PM

    LUTCHER - Firefighters responding to a fire at a duplex in Lutcher late Tuesday night found a body inside of a burning home. Investigators arrived at 1931 West Main Street after local fire crews responded to a call about a house fire around 11 p.m. After entering the house,... more »
  • Body found in deserted Terrebonne home identified

    January 11, 2017 3:44 PM

    TERREBONNE - Police have identified the body of a woman found inside of a deserted home Monday afternoon. Monique White, 29, was found dead in an abandoned residence located at 304 Sterling Dr. The body was discovered by two carpenters who were contracted to work on the house. ... more »
  • Charleston shooter Dylann Roof sentenced to death

    January 10, 2017 5:01 PM

    CHARLESTON, SC - A jury has sentenced Dylann Roof to death for the murder of nine church goers in Charleston, South Carolina. The jury came to its decision after about three hours of deliberations. Roof, a self-proclaimed white supremacist, was guilty of opening fire on an African-American church... more »

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