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  • 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 »
  • Father of teen stowaway says he'll bring son home

    April 27, 2014 6:29 PM

    SAN JOSE, Calif. - The father of the teenager who climbed into the wheel well of a jet at the San Jose airport and survived a 5½-hour trip flight to Hawaii says he plans to fly to Hawaii soon to bring his son home to California. Abdulahi Yusuf said in... more »
  • Father-son combo working for Southern basketball check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 12, 2014 11:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars are out to a 9-1 start in SWAC play so far this year, leading the conference. Their secret weapon is a dynamic duo of father and son: head coach Roman Banks and freshman point guard Tre'lun. Being a coach's son cut down... more »
  • Man jailed for shooting, killing father

    November 8, 2013 2:16 PM

    LULING - A 20-year-old Luling man is now behind bars after being accuse of shooting and killing his father during an argument. St. Charles Parish sheriff's investigators say Stanley Robinson Jr. was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of 39-year-old Stanley Robinson Sr. A woman,... more »
  • Father indicted in child's death

    October 16, 2013 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 26-year-old Baton Rouge has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the June death of his 11-month-old daughter. Larry Leflore is accused of with inflicting severe injuries on Aaliyah Heard. The injuries included bleeding in the brain and cigarette burns on her body. East Baton... more »
  • Trayvon Martin's father to speak on Capitol Hill

    July 24, 2013 8:18 AM

    WASHINGTON - The father of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin will be on Capitol Hill for a hearing addressing the challenges faced by African-American boys and men. Tracy Martin will give opening remarks Wednesday at the inaugural hearing of the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys. D.C. Delegate Eleanor... more »
  • Father arrested after toddler left at gas station check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 21, 2013 8:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Children and Family Services said there will be a hearing this week to determine if a two-year-old should be returned to his father, after he was abandoned at an East Baton Rouge Parish gas station. Keith Augustine, 28, faces child desertion and abandonment... more »
  • Mother, father arrested in front of kids after standoff check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2013 5:52 PM

    SORRENTO - Police arrested Nicholas Lewis, 32, and his wife Kristen Lewis, 25, after an hours-long standoff in front of their Lee Street home. The arrested stemmed from a traffic stop that turned sour, leading police to the home. Witnesses said the couple barricaded themselves in the home... more »
  • Report: Slain infant slapped, beaten by father check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 28, 2013 2:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A police report reveals more disturbing details about the events leading up to an infant's death last weekend in Baton Rouge. According to an affidavit of probable cause, the mother of 11-month-old Aaliyah Heard told investigators that on June 20 the girl's father, 26-year-old Larry Leflore,... more »
  • Father charged with murder in infant's death check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 27, 2013 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the father of an infant who died last weekend after investigators said he abused her. Baton Rouge Police accused Larry Leflore, 26, of first degree murder and simple battery in the death of 11-month-old Aaliyah Heard. Police said doctors found a number of... more »
  • Father, son killed in Pointe Coupee crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 10, 2013 4:50 PM

    CHENAL - A single-car crash claimed the lives of a father and son overnight in Pointe Coupee Parish. It happened just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday on Hwy. 415 near Hwy. 414. State troopers say 47-year-old Sidney R. Morel of Jarreau was heading south on Hwy. 415 when he... more »
  • Ohio AG: Tests confirm Castro is father

    May 10, 2013 10:31 AM

    CLEVELAND - The Ohio attorney general says tests have confirmed that alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro is the father of a 6-year-old girl rescued from his house with three women this week. Attorney General Mike DeWine's office confirmed Castro's paternity in a news release Friday. DeWine says a sample of Castro's... more »
  • Slidell man arrested, accused of beating father

    May 7, 2013 2:43 PM

    SLIDELL - Authorities accused a Slidell man of severely beating his elderly father. Slidell Police said they arrested Bradford Dearing, 29, after he got into an argument with his father and punched him several times in the face. They said Dearing's father is in ICU awaiting surgery. ... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to slitting 2-year-old son's throat

    May 2, 2013 12:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 26-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to capital murder, admitting that he slit his 2-year-old son's throat to avoid paying $4,000 in overdue child support. The Times-Picayune reports Danny Platt was sentenced to life in prison Thursday. The only promise prosecutor Robert Moore made him... more »
  • Father and son arrested on drug charges

    April 10, 2013 2:36 PM

    ST. AMANT - Authorities in Ascension Parish arrested a father and his son on drug charges this week. Narcotices agent searched the home of Audie Decoteau, 51, and Austin Decoteau, 17, on April 8 after receiving complaints about drug activity there. Detectives said they found marijuana and other... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Emotional foster parent calls 911 in area Hakken incident check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 9, 2013 5:44 PM

    HAMMOND- A frantic woman is heard in the background of a 911 call telling two children to take cover when a man showed-up with a gun, demanding to take the children. It's a call for help from an unidentified woman, the foster parent, of Cole Hakken, 4, and his... 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 »
  • Father of missing boys recently bought sailboat

    April 5, 2013 2:15 PM

    TAMPA, Fla.- Officials in Florida say the father of two boys kidnapped from their grandparents' house recently bought a 25-foot sailboat. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said that 25-year-old Joshua Michael Hakken recently bought a 24-foot, 1972 Morgan sailboat with a blue hull. The boat's whereabouts is unknown. A... more »
  • Son joins father in prison for beating death

    March 27, 2013 8:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies have arrested the 24-year-old wanted in the January beating and death of another man. Deputies booked Shedrick Demond Lobrano into parish prison Monday on second-degree murder and fugitive from justice charges. Police arrested his father, 51-year-old Shedrick L. Lobrano, at their home last... more »
  • One arrested, one at large in deadly beating

    March 20, 2013 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested one of two men today wanted in connection with a deadly beating. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said the police Special Response Team arrested Shedrick L. Lobrano, 51, after locating him at his residence. Police had warrants for Lobrano and his son, 24-year-old Shedrick Demond... more »
  • Fire academy grads following in fathers' footsteps check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 15, 2013 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After saying the last few words of the Firefighter's Oath, 35 men became the newest members of the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Most are fulfilling a dream they've had for years. But for Josh Gilbaud, that dream goes a little further back "I can always... more »
  • Man indicted in stabbing death of his father

    January 29, 2013 8:39 AM

    COVINGTON - A St. Tammany Parish grand jury has charged a Pearl River man with second-degree murder in the October stabbing death of his father. District Attorney Walter Reed says the panel indicted Billie G. Rawson Jr. Rawson, who authorities said has a history of mental illness, allegedly stabbed his... more »
  • Victim's father's outburst ends Colorado court hearing

    January 11, 2013 3:13 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo.- The father of one of the victims of the Colorado movie theater shootings is promising there will be no more outbursts. Steve Hernandez apologized to the judge today, after shouting during a hearing today that accused gunman James Holmes should "rot in Hell." Hernandez was the father of... more »
  • Reports: Edwin to be 85-year-old dad

    January 8, 2013 9:40 PM

    GONZALES- Edwin Edwards and his new wife Trina Scott Edwards are expecting a child, Lafayette-based IND Monthly is reporting . The magazine reported Tuesday the 34-year-old is pregnant. The couple had announced they were attempting to conceive a child via artificial insemination. Edwards is 85-years-old. The couple... more »
  • LPSO: Father, son arrested for growing marijuana

    December 17, 2012 3:21 PM

    Livingston- A father and son in Livingston Parish have been arrested for growing marijuana. During a search of the home on J.B. Averett Road in the town of Livingston, detectives found two marijuana plants growing in a machine that produced water and lighting to the plants. They also... more »
  • Son allegedly attacked father with sword

    December 14, 2012 10:38 AM

    CARENCRO - Deputies say a father and his adult son are both in the hospital recovering from wounds after the son allegedly attacked his father with a samurai sword. Kip Judice with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office tells The Daily World deputies were watching over 32-year-old Albert Brice Prejean of... more »
  • Texas man accused of carving pentagram into son

    December 12, 2012 1:47 PM

    RICHLAND HILLS, Texas - A North Texas man is accused of carving a pentagram on his 6-year-old son's back, telling a 911 dispatcher that he did it because "it's a holy day." Richland Hills police say Brent Troy Bartel faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He's jailed... more »
  • U.S. Marshal busted for leaking info to father

    December 4, 2012 7:33 PM

    A deputy U.S. Marshal was arrested for disclosing the name of an undercover agent to his father, who's accused of being part of a drug trafficking ring. Lucio Osbaldo Moya went before a U.S. Magistrate for a bond hearing in McAllen, Texas. Court documents show Moya's father passed him a... more »
  • Father arrested for feeding alcohol to infant

    October 29, 2012 10:13 AM

    GRETNA - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested 19-year-old Belle Chasse man for allegedly feeding his 2-month-old son enough alcohol to register a .289 percent blood alcohol content. Cesar Ruiz was booked Sunday with attempted first-degree murder. In Louisiana, drivers are considered legally drunk when their blood alcohol level is... more »
  • Sandusky's son says his father abused him

    June 21, 2012 4:33 PM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A lawyer for an adopted son of Jerry Sandusky says the man has told authorities the former Penn State assistant football coach abused him. Matt Sandusky is one of Jerry Sandusky's six adopted children. His lawyer issued a statement Thursday naming Matt Sandusky and saying that the... more »
  • Sheriff: Dad kills daughter's alleged attacker

    June 12, 2012 12:44 PM

    SHINER, Texas - Authorities say a father beat to death a man who he said tried to sexually assault his 4-year-old daughter at their rural Texas farm. Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon said Monday he doesn't anticipate arresting the father following Saturday's killing near Shiner, about 130 miles west of... more »
  • Father, son and girlfriend arrested for carjacking, armed robbery

    June 4, 2012 3:05 PM

    A Pearl River man, along with his father and girlfriend, are under arrest after being accused in an Armed Robbery and Carjacking in St. Tammany Parish over the weekend. Slidell Police say late Friday evening, 17 year-old Jollynne Corter flagged down a car after appearing to be in distress.... more »
  • Submit Dad's best advice for "Father Knows Best"

    May 23, 2012 10:22 AM

    WBRZ is offering viewers a chance to win a deluxe La-Z-Boy recliner this Father's Day. Viewers can enter WBRZ's Father Knows Best Contest starting May 30, 2012, and ending on June 12, 2012, at Noon. Just submit advice your father has or would give you by clicking here... more »
  • 'Modern Family' star Hyland has kidney transplant

    May 14, 2012 2:40 PM

    NEW YORK - "Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland has had a kidney transplant after a lifetime of pain and fatigue. The 21-year-old actress, who plays big-eyed teenager Haley Dunphy on the hit ABC comedy, told ABC's "Good Morning America" for a report aired Monday that she had the surgery in... more »
  • Teen arrested for killing his father, a federal agent

    May 3, 2012 10:47 AM

    CARSON - The 14-year-old son of a federal agent has been arrested in the shooting death of his father in their Southern California home. Sheriff's officials in Carson say the teen called 911 last night to report the shooting in the home about 20 miles south of Los Angeles.... more »
  • Missing baby's body found in ditch

    April 10, 2012 10:15 AM

    ZACHARY - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office reports that the body of a missing 2-month-old was found Tuesday in a ditch across from the home where the baby lived. The child's body was located at 1200 block of East Mount Pleasant in Zachary according to the Sheriff's Office.... more »
  • Elderly Father Starved

    March 15, 2012 7:50 PM

    A man in Philadelphia is accused of starving his 82-year-old father to death and when his body was found, it weighed 79 pounds. Thomas Hauck called paramedics about his mother being sick and they found the father's body. Hauck told them, Leonard Hauck, had died several days earlier and he... more »
  • Thousands attend funeral for Susan Powell's boys

    February 11, 2012 2:22 PM

    TACOMA,WA - Hundreds of people attended Saturday's public funeral for 7-year-old Charlie and 5-year-old Braden at Life Center Church in Tacoma, Washington. The family of missing Utah woman Susan Powell is thanking police, social workers, teachers and everyone who cared about her two sons - nearly a week after... more »
  • LPSO: Father arrested for shooting son

    January 20, 2012 5:14 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A father is under arrest Thursday afternoon after his son was found by authorities with a shotgun wound in his back in their shared trailer home in Hammond. George W. Hardy Jr., 54, is charged with attempted second degree murder, child desertion and illegal use of a... more »
  • Judge sends father in beheading case to mental hospital

    October 18, 2011 2:46 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. - A state judge has ruled that 30-year-old Jeremiah Wright cannot understand the first-degree murder charge against him or help his defense. Judge John LeBlanc based his ruling Tuesday on reports from two court-appointed psychiatrists. He then put both reports under seal. District Attorney Camille... more »
  • Dad has Son Pull Teeth

    October 3, 2011 7:25 PM

    A man in Easton,Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment after his 14-year-old son tried to pull out his own teeth because he'd never seen a dentist. Francisco Torres told a judge he "procrastinated" in getting the boy dental care. Police say the boy broke two teeth and had to have... more »
  • Father Abandons Son over Foreclosure

    August 26, 2011 8:00 PM

    Police in Lakeville, Minnesota are looking for a father who abandoned his eleven-year-old son because their home went into foreclosure. The unidentified man left two notes. One said the house was going to be sold at a sheriff's sale and that the boy should take his PlayStation and go to... more »
  • Court papers: Wright allegedly threatened son as a baby

    August 16, 2011 3:48 PM

    THIBODAUX - The mother of a disabled boy who was beheaded on Sunday wrote - when he was less than six months old - that his father wanted him dead because the baby was suffering. Jesslyn Lirette's statement in September 2004 brought a restraining order against Jeremiah Wright from... more »
  • Father arrested after troopers catch 8-year-old driving on I-12

    July 30, 2011 3:22 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Louisiana State Police arrested a man after receiving a call from a concerned driver who reported seeing a young boy driving erratically on the interstate. According to State Police, troopers pulled over the 8-year-old on I-12 just west of Livingston Parish and found his father, 28-year-old Billy Joe... more »
  • Zachary man accused of stabbing father

    July 27, 2011 11:51 AM

    ZACHARY - A Zachary man is in the hospital after police say his son tried to kill him with a kitchen knife. Zachary Police arrested Frank Roberts, 18, in suspicion of attempted murder last night. Chief David Courtney said they were called to a disturbance at the family's... more »
  • Father, son critically injured in BR motorcycle wreck

    April 21, 2011 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A father and his 12-year-old son were taken to a Baton Rouge hospital with critical injuries after their motorcycle hit a car this afternoon, according to police. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the son's injuries were worse than the father's, and that the wreck happened on Florida... more »
  • Father, son plead guilty to hunting charges

    April 14, 2011 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A father-and-son team face up to one year in prison each for leading sport hunters to unauthorized areas to hunt American alligators. Prosecutors say 66-year-old Larry Dees Sr. and 37-year-old Larry Dees Jr., both of Maringuoin, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Baton Rouge to violating both federal... more »
  • Family and friends mourn crash victim

    February 28, 2011 6:03 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The mother of 18-year-old Trent Smith said she knew something was wrong when he didn't come home when he was supposed to Saturday night. Then, Tammy Bolden got a call no mother wants to hear: her son had died after losing control of his car and... more »
  • Rod Stewart becomes father for 8th time

    February 17, 2011 12:39 PM

    LONDON - Rocker Rod Stewart has become a father for the eighth time. The 66-year-old Stewart's wife, Penny Lancaster, gave birth to a baby boy Wednesday. A statement released Thursday on the couple's behalf said they were "proud and thrilled." Aiden is Stewart and Lancaster's second child.... more »
  • $3 million bond for son accused of shooting father

    January 25, 2011 5:32 PM

    ROUGON - James Rogers is in jail with a multi-million dollar bond in suspicion of first degree murder, after authorities say he broke into his father's home in Pointe Coupee Parish and gunned him down. James Juge managed to tell authorities his son shot him before he died. Rogers'... more »
  • Sheriff: Father says son shot him, then dies

    January 25, 2011 11:44 AM

    ROUGON – Shortly before he died, a Rougon man told authorities his son was the one who shot him, according to the parish sheriff. Sheriff Bud Torres said 18-year-old James Rogers was arrested in suspicion of this morning’s fatal shooting of his father, James Juge. According to Torres, Juge called... more »
  • Man accused of beating his elderly father

    January 15, 2011 4:51 PM

    HAMMOND, La.- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Deputies arrested 32-year-old Dominick Joseph Richard, of Gretna, La., for beating his elderly father in November. Investigators say Richard beat his father because he wouldn't give him money to purchase narcotics. Richard hit his father in the head, knocking him unconscious, according to... more »
  • 2 year old found walking in roadway, father arrested

    January 7, 2011 3:02 PM

    A Livingston Parish man is behind bars, after his two year-old daughter was found wandering down the road. After receiving a call from a concerned citizen, reporting the child walking down Duff Road near Walker, deputies searched door-to-door for the child's parents. Deputies later found Christopher Bringhurst inside... more »

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