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  • New program aims to provide jobs for homeless, ex-convicts

    July 9, 2015 7:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Downtown Development District has unveiled a program that will provide incentives for companies that seek to hire homeless individuals and ex-convicts. The New Paths Initiative aims to reduce recidivism and unemployment by providing incentives for companies to employ people struggling to find their way back... more »
  • Ethel woman accused of sexual relationship with juvenile

    July 8, 2015 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sherriff's charged a woman Tuesday with having a sexual relationship with a juvenile 7 years ago. The victim told deputies that as a juvenile, he had engaged in a consensual sexual relationship with a 20-year-old woman. According to EBRSO, the victim continued... more »
  • Henderson's top cops working on plea deal

    April 20, 2015 4:53 PM

    HENDERSON - Two of Henderson's top police officers accused of offering payouts for other officers to write more traffic citations are negotiating with prosecutors on a plea deal. Police Chief Leroy Guidry and Deputy Chief Oliver Mack Lloyd each face charges of public payroll fraud, malfeasance in office and... more »
  • Gonzales Police seek accused lawn mower thief

    November 25, 2014 10:09 AM

    GONZALES - Police in Gonzales asked for the public's help on Tuesday as they search for a man accused of stealing a lawn mower and trailer earlier this month. Leon J. Williams is wanted by the Gonzales Police Department for felony theft after he allegedly stole the lawn care... more »
  • Mother accused of punching kids' bus driver check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 26, 2014 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mother faces felony battery on a teacher charges following an altercation with a school bus driver. Jasmine Cleveland, 22, is accused of punching her children's elementary school bus driver in the face, twice. According to court documents, Cleveland jumped on the bus Friday morning when... more »
  • Former Brusly Police Chief pleads guilty

    April 17, 2014 5:50 PM

    BRUSLY- Former Police Chief, Jamie Whaley, pleaded guilty to a felony malfeasance charge. Jamie Whaley is sentenced to 18-months supervised probation and $500 in fines. He admits using a town credit-card to put fuel in his personal vehicle and boat. Whaley paid back more than $1,000 and turned in... more »
  • Board hopefuls will be asked about felony pasts

    November 13, 2013 12:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- People who apply to be a member of the board of directors for Capital Area Transit System will now be asked about their criminal history, or if they have one. The search committee will ask people if they have a record since background checks are not performed... more »
  • Bonds asks for rehearing

    October 29, 2013 8:57 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its refusal to overturn his felony obstruction conviction. His legal team filed the request with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. A three-judge panel upheld Bonds' conviction in September, more than 2... more »
  • CATS board candidate has criminal conviction

    October 23, 2013 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- At least one city leader is raising a red flag about a candidate for an available seat on the board of directors of the bus system here. William Johnson pleaded guilty to felony attempted theft and conspiracy to commit fraud related to donations to DARE programs in... more »
  • Police enter 'not guilty' pleas in ticket quota case check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2013 5:26 PM

    HENDERSON - The police chief and deputy chief of Henderson pleaded not guilty today to charges they ran a ticket quota system, awarding officers who wrote more traffic violations. Chief Leroy Guidry and Deputy Chief Oliver Mack Lloyd each face charges of public payroll fraud, malfeasance in office and... more »
  • Woman booked with stealing $103K from restaurant

    June 4, 2013 8:47 AM

    BELLE CHASSE- A 38-year-old Terrytown woman has been booked with felony theft for allegedly stealing over $103,000 from the Belle Chasse restaurant she managed. The Times-Picayune reports Plaquemines Parish sheriff's deputies arrested Kristen Carroll on Friday. Sheriff Lonnie Greco said Carroll was employed there from July 2011 until June 2012.... more »
  • Home builder booked with felony theft

    February 7, 2013 6:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities have arrested a Baton Rouge home builder accused of failing to pay more than 30 subcontractors more than $528,000 on four home building projects in 2012. Quinn Martin, was booked Tuesday on 54 counts of misapplication of payments by a contractor and four counts of felony... more »
  • Ex-W. Feliciana official wins sentencing delay

    January 11, 2013 7:20 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Former West Feliciana Parish Police Juror John Cobb has won a sentencing delay on his conviction for three counts of felony theft. Cobb appeared in state District Court Thursday with a new attorney. State police accused the 54-year-old Cobb and six other people, including Cobb's... more »
  • New Iberia man charged with felony hit-and-run

    May 29, 2012 8:12 AM

    NEW IBERIA - Louisiana State Police say 37-year-old Curtis Williams of New Iberia has surrendered to authorities and identified himself as the man driving a Ford Ranger that struck and killed a pedestrian. Troopers say 39-year-old Renee Green of New Iberia was struck Friday while walking south on Louisiana 675.... more »
  • BR violent offenders targeted in multi-agency operation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 16, 2011 9:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police are after some of the city's most violent offenders in a continuing attack on the root of crime. The operation took place on Veteran's Day where 31 of 50 people targeted were captured. Police say they planned for weeks to find repeat felons,... more »
  • 2 more booked in Livingston on food stamp fraud

    September 21, 2011 10:13 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Deputies have booked two more people on counts of felony theft in connection with food stamp fraud, Perry Rushing of the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said. That brings the number of people arrested on food stamp fraud in the parish in the past two weeks to 10,... more »
  • Edwards pleads not guilty to felony charges in NC

    June 3, 2011 2:26 PM

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Two-time presidential candidate John Edwards has pleaded not guilty to charges that he solicited and spent more than $925,000 to hide his mistress and their baby from the public at the height of his 2008 White House campaign. Edwards made a brief appearance in federal court... more »
  • DPS employee charged with moving money to personal accounts

    January 3, 2011 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Department of Public Safety employee was arrested Monday afternoon charged with moving money from the State to personal bank accounts. Lashunda Fleming is charged with Felony Theft and Malfeasance in Office. Fleming was a refund transaction processor. Investigators accuse her of illegally diverting over $12,000 from the... more »
  • Councilwoman calls for prostitution crackdown

    November 24, 2010 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker wants to give more teeth to laws that are meant to keep prostitutes off the streets of Baton Rouge. "I really believe that the laws we currently have on the books that are related to enforcement of soliciting prostitutes are far too... more »
  • Police: Woman arrested after using stolen credit card at ATMs

    November 5, 2010 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman was arrested Thursday after police said she used a stolen credit card at two ATMs in the area and withdrew $504. Authorities said they arrested 32-year-old Sakita McCray, a Louisiana Department of Revenue employee, following a month-long investigation into the incident. The investigation... more »
  • Former Monroe lawyer sentenced for felony theft

    August 26, 2010 7:24 AM

    A former Monroe attorney has been sentenced to seven years hard labor on each of six counts of felony theft of funds belonging to his former clients. However, all but two years of the seven-year sentence were suspended. Bernard Grenrood was sentenced to five years probation and ordered him pay... more »
  • Man charged in hit and run in Ascension Parish

    May 31, 2010 10:14 AM

    A man has been arrested in connection with a hit and run early Saturday morning in Ascension Parish. Authorities say Lawrence Furlow, 43, hit a 15-year-old boy while he was riding a bicycle around two a.m. on Cannon Rd. Witnesses say they saw a white SUV flee the scene... more »
  • Contractor pleads guilty to fraud charges

    May 20, 2010 5:29 AM

    A New Orleans contractor charged with two counts of felony theft for work he didn't do for Hurricane Katrina victims pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to 10 years on each count. Kevin Meadows was also ordered to pay $90,000 in restitution. The 10-year sentences were ordered served consecutively, but... more »
  • DEQ-CID arrests man for alleged felony forgery

    April 16, 2010 2:43 PM

    Investigators with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environment Quality have arrested a man on one count of felony forgery. Authorities say Miguel Ulloa Ramos, of Honduras, alleged forged an abestos abatement identification card in order to get a job in Dequincy, Louisiana. Regulations say... more »
  • Greensburg man arrested for felony theft

    April 14, 2010 2:57 PM

    A Greensburg man accused of felony theft has been arrested. State Police say Delvacgio Gynn Wicker had negotiated a number of checks from the Local 707. The Local 707 is a labor union for security officers employed at Entergy Nuclear Power Plant in St. Francisville. The checks, totaling... more »
  • Appeals court upholds purse snatcher's sentence

    February 25, 2010 7:57 AM

    The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has denied arguments that 16 years in jail is excessive for a man convicted of purse snatching. According to the appeals court decision, Milton Anthony Wilks had 11 prior felony convictions. On March 22, 2003, Wilks allegedly stole the wallet of a shopper in... more »
  • Man involved in slaying sentenced in drug case

    February 18, 2010 6:13 AM

    A figure in the 1993 ambush slaying of police Cpl. Betty Smothers has been sentenced to five years in prison for a felony cocaine possession conviction. West Paul has been jailed since August 2008 on the drug charge. The judge gave the 37-year-old Paul credit for the 18 months he... more »

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