BATON ROUGE - A mother started planning her daughter's funeral on the 21-year-old's birthday Monday.
Taylor McGonigle, 21, died Sunday after being hit in the head by a column from a building in the French Quarter. Police said a drunk driver lost control and hit the column, causing it... more »
KENNER - Allegations about a home-based marijuana growing operation have led to the arrest of a Kenner man on drug and weapon charges. Kenner police said they received an anonymous tip about marijuana being grown at a residence. Detectives searched the home Tuesday and found 32 marijuana plants, plus 18... more »
BATON ROUGE - A 30-year-old man has been convicted in Baton Rouge federal court on a charge that he was a felon in illegal possession of a firearm in May 2009 when two police officers stopped him for a traffic violation. Lonnie Poydras, of Baton Rouge, became a convicted felon... more »
HOLDEN - Wildlife agents said two Livingston Parish men arrested while hunting on New Year's Day were felons who should not have had guns.
Agents arrested Bobby Sykes, 38, and Barry Gill, 46, both of Holden, for being felons in possession of a firearm. They were also cited for... more »
CLINTON – State Police seized four assault rifles and a high-caliber pistol during a traffic stop in East Feliciana Parish this weekend. Troopers arrested the driver, 33-year-old James Behrnes, who investigators say is also a felon. The troopers were on patrol when they saw Behrnes speeding on LA 63 east... more »
BATON ROUGE - Demond Cook, the convicted felon who escaped custody and was re-captured after a 12-hour manhunt on Oct. 19, was given a life sentence today in Baton Rouge district court.
The District Attorney's Office said Cook stipulated to prosecutor's argument that he was an habitual offender, and... more »