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  • Mississippi woman gets life prison sentence for hired killing of husband

    August 22, 2017 10:03 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - A Mississippi woman, accused of having a hit man kill the husband she claims had abused her for 30 years, has been sentenced to life in prison. Local news outlets report that Evelyn Garrison, 56, accepted a plea deal to first-degree murder Monday after she'd... more »
  • Dad arrested for speeding to hospital with wife in labor

    July 20, 2017 11:16 AM

    PINEVILLE - A Louisiana man who was rushing his wife to the hospital at speeds topping 100 mph missed his child's birth because he was in jail. KALB-TV reports that Zak Evans was arrested Monday and remained in jail as the couple's daughter was born. His wife,... 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 »
  • Father, son arrested after accidental shooting of 7-year-old boy in classroom

    May 18, 2017 4:29 PM

    MOSS BLUFF – A father and son have been arrested after the accidental shooting of a 7-year-old boy while inside a Calcasieu Parish classroom on Monday . According to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, the initial investigation revealed a first grader brought a loaded gun to school in his... more »
  • Prosecutors won't retry man in death of his son

    April 15, 2017 8:38 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office says it will not retry a man in the February 2012 death of his 1-year-old son after the Louisiana Supreme Court reversed the conviction. Rodricus Crawford was sentenced to death in the death of Roderius Lott. In his original trial, his defense... more »
  • Woman plots with brother, friend to shoot child's father

    March 24, 2017 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A woman was arrested after police say she plotted with her brother and friend to shoot her child's father. Apriel Bennett, 27, was arrested on four charges of principal to attempted first degree murder, principal to aggravated assault with a firearm and principal to simple battery.... more »
  • Fire that destroyed Tyler Perry's father's home under investigation Play Video

    March 14, 2017 6:48 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH – A fire that completely destroyed the home of Emmitt Perry, the father of comedian and actor/writer Tyler Perry, on Monday night is under investigation. Fire officials think that it could have been an electrical fire, but they are not ruling out other options. Emmitt... more »
  • After son's suicide, dad starts 'The Kindness Challenge'

    February 18, 2017 11:23 AM

    HOLMDEL, N.J. - A mourning father's desire to honor his late son through good deeds and a focus on the positive aspects of life has inspired thousands around the globe. New Jersey resident Dennis Vassallo launched "The Kindness Challenge" on Facebook on Jan. 31. It urges people to do good... more »
  • Alleged Louvre attacker's father says son is not a terrorist

    February 5, 2017 11:58 AM

    MANSOURA, Egypt - The father of an Egyptian man accused of attacking French soldiers guarding Paris' Louvre museum says he trusts the French judiciary to find out the truth behind his son's alleged involvement. Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy tells The Associated Press late Saturday that his 28-year-old son Abdullah is not... more »
  • Father found guilty for beating child to death in 2014 Play Video

    February 3, 2017 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A jury has found a father accused of beating his son to death in 2014 guilty of second-degree murder. Vernell Day was accused of beating his son, Jay’v’une Isaiah Bergin, so badly that the child had to be hospitalized. The child later died in the hospital... more »
  • Man shoots girlfriend, her father, then himself

    December 25, 2016 1:58 PM

    PEARL, Miss. - Police in Pearl say a 22-year-old man fatally shot his girlfriend and wounded her father before killing himself on Christmas Eve. Jackson media report that police received a call Saturday about a man with a gun at a Pearl home. Pearl police said the shootings happened as... more »
  • Costs top $500,000 in case of man whose son died in hot car

    December 19, 2016 10:03 AM

    ATLANTA - Documents show that the cost of sending a Georgia man to prison for life after his son died in a hot car outside Atlanta is estimated to be about $550,000. A judge this month sentenced 36-year-old Justin Ross Harris to life in prison without the possibility of parole.... more »
  • Missing infant returned home; authorities search for father

    December 19, 2016 9:56 AM

    MARRERO - A 3-week-old baby who was kidnapped from Jefferson Parish has been returned to his mother, and a warrant has been issued for the arrest of his father. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office tells local media that baby Kingston Davis was found "in good condition" Sunday. Officials say 24-year-old... more »
  • Dad arrested for threatening to fight daughter's middle school teacher

    December 15, 2016 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a Baton Rouge dad has been arrested for threatening his daughter's middle school teacher Thursday. Marvin Edwards, 39, was arrested for assault of a school teacher and disturbing the peace. On Thursday, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office responded to Scotlandville Middle School... more »
  • Father arrested after 4-year-old child dies from 'play fighting' Play Video

    December 13, 2016 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A 25-year-old man has been arrested after his four-year-old child that he was "play fighting" with died from his injuries. Kristopher Carter, 25, was arrested on one count of negligent homicide. Around 7 a.m. on Nov. 30, homicide detectives responded to Oschner Medical Center in... more »
  • Woman charged with killing elderly father with boiling water

    December 8, 2016 10:11 AM

    JACKSON - Police say a Mississippi woman has been charged with murder after pouring boiling water over her paralyzed elderly father, who died several days later. Jackson Police Department Commander Tyree Jones said in a news release that 55-year-old Diane Coleman dumped the water on 81-year-old Earl Coleman on Sept.... more »
  • Georgia father guilty of murder in hot car death

    November 14, 2016 3:24 PM

    BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A Georgia father has been found guilty of murder in the 2014 death of his toddler son who perished after being left in a hot car. A jury reached its verdict Monday in the trial of Justin Ross Harris. The former Home Depot web developer's 22-month-old son,... more »
  • Wounded deputy remains in hospital; father says 'only hope is for a miracle'

    August 5, 2016 1:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – BRPD Deputy Nick Tullier remains in the hospital and his family says their only hope for his recovery is a miracle. Tullier's father posted on the Nick Tullier Strong Facebook page to give an update on his son's condition. His father wrote that Nick is going... more »
  • Police looking for father of 4-month-old found dead

    July 29, 2016 7:46 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - Lake Charles police say the mother of a 4-month-old infant who died earlier this month faces a charge of second-degree murder. Police say they are looking for the infant's father. Police Chief Don Dixon says 25-year-old Courtney Morris was arrested Wednesday, and officers are searching for 40-year-old... more »
  • Father and son dead after murder-suicide in Sulphur

    July 18, 2016 11:52 AM

    SULPHUR – The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Sulphur. According to CPSO, deputies were dispatched on Sunday night to a home in Sulphur in regards to a Facebook post. Kenneth Bacqué, 59, posted on social media that he was going to kill himself and may... more »
  • Alton Sterling's son remembers last time spent with his father Play Video

    July 13, 2016 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The son of Alton Sterling, the man who was shot to death by two BRPD officers in front of a convenience store, spoke out for the first time since his father's death. Cameron spoke about his relationship with his father while calling for peace and unity in... more »
  • Father arrested after admitting shaking, dropping infant son

    March 1, 2016 4:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The son of a New Orleans attorney faces a second-degree murder charge after police said he admitted shaking, dropping and deserting his 2-month-old son who was found dead over the weekend. 20-year-old Justice Willard Brown faces charges in the death of his son, Justice Willard Brown... more »
  • Lafayette authorities investigate father, son shooting

    January 26, 2016 11:11 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Sheriff's deputies in Lafayette Parish said they're investigating a shooting involving a father and son Tuesday morning. According to KATC , deputies said a father and son shot at each other on Wyman Road near Highway 93. No injuries were reported. Investigators said the shooting... more »
  • Shreveport man shot to death at home

    January 10, 2016 6:15 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police say a local man was shot to death after an argument in his family's home. Police say in a news release Sunday that 43-year-old Charles Ray Acklen died at the home late Saturday of multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. Investigators say they were told... more »
  • Vicksburg father-son dead after apparent murder-suicide

    December 27, 2015 11:34 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - A Vicksburg man and his son are dead from an apparent murder-suicide after a family argument at their home on Christmas day. The home was destroyed by fire Christmas night. James Jarrod Wasson, 39, and 9-year-old Jim Wasson, were found in the home's driveway Friday night.... more »
  • Teacher accused of having sex with students due back in court Tuesday

    November 10, 2015 9:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A former teacher at Plaquemine High, accused of sleeping multiple students, is scheduled to be back to court Tuesday. Keavin Keith is due back in court for a motion hearing. The 30-year-old was indicted on 35 charges of inappropriate behavior with students earlier this year after several... more »
  • Father-son Mississippi State players killed in car accident

    November 7, 2015 2:13 PM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State defensive lineman Keith Joseph Jr. and his father, former Bulldogs linebacker Keith Joseph Sr., were killed in a car accident Friday night. The school said they died in a one-car accident Friday night en route to Pascagoula High School's home game. The 18-year-old Joseph... more »
  • Father arrested after child is taken to hospital

    October 22, 2015 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they have arrested a 5-week-old girl's father on child cruelty charges. Charles Robinson is in custody after the child showed up at a Baton Rouge hospital with severe burns. Cpl. Don Coppola said the 5-week-old girl arrived at the hospital with burns on... more »
  • Minnesota family dies in murder-suicide

    September 12, 2015 11:22 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Authorities say five family members found dead in their suburban Minneapolis home this week died in what they refer to as a murder-suicide. The Hennepin County medical examiner's office issued statements Saturday saying that 45-year-old Brian Short died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to his head. It says... more »
  • Holden man arrested after stabbing own father

    August 9, 2015 1:50 PM

    HOLDEN, La. - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a stabbing Saturday night. "Upon arrival, deputies secured the scene. A suspect was placed into custody and life-saving measures were administered to the victim," Sheriff Jason Ard said. "The victim suffered from a stab wound to the chest area."... more »
  • Police arrest father of girl found dead with 4 others

    July 19, 2015 2:37 PM

    MODESTO, Ca. - Police say a 30-year-old man has been arrested in the deaths of his daughter, two other girls and two women whose bodies were found in a California home. Modesto police spokeswoman Heather Graves says Martin Martinez was detained in San Jose early Sunday and has been booked... more »
  • Teacher who had sex with students fathered child by victim

    May 22, 2015 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- According to DNA test results, Keavin Keith fathered a child with one of the victims he's accused of sleeping with. Earlier this week Keith was charged with 37 counts of inappropriate behavior with students. Investigators say he had sex with multiple students, and the students told them... more »
  • 2 arrested for having sex with family members

    May 10, 2015 1:32 PM

    FARMERVILLE, La. - A Union Parish father and son have been arrested on charges of having sexual relations with family members. Sheriff Dusty Gates says 41-year-old Steven E. Stanton and 62-year-old Norman Lee Stanton were arrested Thursday in the Haile community. Gates says each was charged on two counts of... more »
  • Woman admits digging up dad's grave in search of 'real will'

    March 2, 2015 12:20 PM

    LANCASTER, NH - A New Hampshire woman who told police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes has pleaded guilty. Melanie Nash was one of four accused in the plan to open Eddie Nash's vault in Colebrook, then rifle... more »
  • Vigil tonight for late Father Than Vu Play Video

    January 28, 2015 8:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Vietnamese-born priest who was well-loved in the Baton Rouge community passed away Wednesday morning, according to the Diocese of Baton Rouge. The diocese said Father Than N. Vu died at his residence after a long battle with cancer. He was 56 years old. Father... more »
  • Father sentenced to 4 years in children's deaths

    January 23, 2015 10:45 AM

    HOUMA - A man whose two young children died in a March 15 house fire in Houma has been sentenced to four years in prison. The Courier reports 22-year-old Romell Welsh Sr. pleaded guilty this week to two counts of negligent homicide in the deaths of 2-year-old Romell Welsh Jr.... more »
  • Father didn't abuse boy kept in a box

    November 20, 2014 7:45 PM

    GALVESTON, TEXAS- A jury says a man is not guilty of abusing his eleven-year-old son by keeping him locked in a wooden box. The jury says he didn't injure his child and use unlawful restraint. The boy testified he was allowed out of the box for school, meals and... more »
  • Plea deal in child abuse case where boy was chained to bed

    November 12, 2014 7:58 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH- A lawyer who represents a father accused of child abuse for chaining his son to a bed while he went to work cut a plea deal with prosecutors that means he won't serve prison time. He pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of child abuse.... more »
  • Infant trapped under dead father leaving hospital

    October 13, 2014 11:33 AM

    PLEASANT HILL - Officials say a 10-month-old infant trapped underneath the decomposing body of her father for up to three days is being released from a Shreveport hospital. Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers says the infant, Betty Jean Fields, would be released Monday afternoon. Rivers said the infant was... more »
  • Dad accused in kids' deaths called 'responsible'

    September 10, 2014 11:33 AM

    LEXINGTON, SC - Records describe a South Carolina man who has confessed to killing his five children as a highly intelligent, responsible father who was given primary custody after a messy divorce. Divorce records say 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr. was an Intel engineer and made more than $70,000 a... more »
  • Murdered five year old laid to rest

    August 30, 2014 7:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - 5 year old Jay"v"une Bergin was laid to rest Saturday morning after allegedly being beaten to death by his father, Vernell Day. Day is facing attempted murder charges and a felon in possession of a firearm charge. But both sides of the child's family came... more »
  • Reporter: Hakkens spotted at marina in Cuba

    April 9, 2013 2:56 PM

    CUBA- A man identified himself to CNN as Joshua Hakken, the man accused of kidnapping his two sons from his wife's mother last week. CNN reported that Hakken briefly talked with a network reporter in Havana. Hakken's blue sailboat was also docked at a marina, where the conversation took... more »

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