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  • Police: Body of 5 year-old Gulfport girl in vacant trailer home

    July 17, 2014 2:56 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - Police in coastal Mississippi say the body of a missing 5-year-old girl has been found in a vacant mobile home, and her death is being investigated as a homicide. Gulfport Police says the body of Janaya Makayia Thompson was found about 8:45 a.m. Thursday. They say... more »
  • Baby not cured of AIDS

    July 10, 2014 7:23 PM

    WASHINGTON- A girl in Mississippi born with the AIDS virus and in remission for years still has the HIV virus and is not cured. Because doctors thought she was cured, she did not have medication for years. The pronouncement is a setback to hopes that early treatment with... more »
  • BRPD: Good Samaritans locate missing 10-year-old

    March 26, 2014 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a pair of good Samaritans found a 10-year-old girl who went missing in Baton Rouge and returned her safely to her family Wednesday. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the pair found Eriel Cottrell walking on South Choctaw Tuesday night and took her to their home.... more »
  • Man charged with rape of 13 year-old girl in Slidell

    February 14, 2014 3:01 PM

    SLIDELL- A registered sex offender, just released from prison a month ago, is behind bars again for raping a 13 year-old girl in Slidell. Detectives say 23 year-old Bert Jones, AKA Daniel Jones, held the girl down and raped her. Jones had just served 4 years behind... more »
  • Girl claims she was "waterboarded"

    February 3, 2014 7:38 PM

    GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE- A girl who claims she was "waterboarded" by her mother's boyfriend described how he held her face under a running faucet to punish her. The 12-year-old testified at the trial of Melvin Morse, a pediatrician, who pleaded not guilty to endangerment and assault charges. The girl... more »
  • 7th grader's mission to Mars Play Video

    January 8, 2014 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A seventh grader in Baton Rouge has her mind on a mission that's out of this world. Alyssa Carson is an astronaut in training at just 12 years old. She just came home from a meeting with NASA in Washington, where she served on a panel... more »
  • Colorado 6-year-old suspended for kissing a girl

    December 10, 2013 9:03 AM

    CANON CITY, Colo.- A 6-year-old boy has been suspended from a Colorado school for kissing a girl on the cheek. School officials in Canon City are accusing the boy of sexual harassment and they want it on his school record. The boy's mother said her son was suspended once before... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Attempted kidnapping victim's father wants justice Play Video

    November 20, 2013 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An eleven-year-old girl narrowly escaped her would be attacker on Tuesday, and her father wants the suspect behind bars. "He grabbed her and tackled her. She's pretty scrapped up," the victim's father said. "She was hollering for help." Baton Rouge Police are still looking for... more »
  • Man charged with sex crime against teen

    November 7, 2013 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies accused a man of molesting a teenager while she was at his home. Investigators said Kenneth Bolden sexually assaulted a 16-year-old female while she was at his house. Detectives said the teenager told her mother, who then called authorities. ... more »
  • 11-year-old girl dies after shooting at N.O. home

    September 2, 2013 10:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say an 11-year-old girl has died following a shooting at a New Orleans home that also wounded another child and a man. New Orleans Police Department spokesman Garry Flot said the girl was shot in the head early Monday before she died at an area hospital... more »
  • Girl challenges ban from Ohio school football team

    August 15, 2013 10:33 AM

    BALTIMORE, Ohio - An Ohio school district's refusal to let a seventh-grader play football has prompted requests that the board change its policies on female athletes. Makhaela Jenkins has played youth football around Baltimore, southeast of Columbus. But she isn't allowed on the active roster for her school team, because... more »
  • Police: 17-year-old admits to raping teen

    August 8, 2013 5:15 PM

    BAKER - Police arrested a 17-year-old from Baker after they said he admitted to raping an underage boy. Chief Mike Knapps said officers arrested Maurice Wiggins after investigating a complaint that he forced himself on a 14-year-old boy. Police said the alleged rape happened at Wiggins' home, where... more »
  • Funeral for slain 6-year-old girl moved to Gonzales

    July 21, 2013 4:27 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The funeral for a slain 6-year-old whose body was found in a trash can is now scheduled for Monday in Gonzales. Police found the Ahlittia North stabbed to death in Harvey, where she was living with her mother. Investigators arrested Matthew Flugence in connection with the killing.... more »
  • Funeral for slain girl Monday in Donaldsonville

    July 19, 2013 10:48 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The funeral for a slain 6-year-old whose body was found in a trash can is scheduled for Monday in Donaldsonville. Police found the Ahlittia North stabbed to death in Harvey, where she was living with her mother. Investigators arrested Matthew Flugence in connection with the killing. ... more »
  • St. Tammany man arrested for rape of 13-year-old girl

    July 10, 2013 11:29 AM

    SLIDELL - A Slidell area man was arrested for rape this morning by the U.S. Marshals service in Jackson, Mississippi, following a report of a 13 year old girl in St. Tammany Parish. Deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's office received a call Monday morning from a woman... more »
  • Police charge mother in connection with child's death Play Video

    June 24, 2013 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police charged a mother in connection with the death of her young daughter tonight. Lt. Don Kelly said investigators arrested Ashley Heard, 28, and charged her with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. Police said 11-month old Aaliyah Heard died Saturday morning. She was taken to... more »
  • 5-year-old New Orleans girl shot in the head

    June 23, 2013 12:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 5-year-old girl was shot in the head Sunday morning in the St. Roch neighborhood in New Orleans, according to WVUE. The shooting happened in the 2200 block of N. Galvez Street around 11 a.m. The girl was taken to a local hospital, but the... more »
  • Sheriff's deputies searching for rape suspect

    June 18, 2013 11:47 AM

    GONZALES - Deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help finding a man wanted for raping a young girl. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala released a photo of Justo Venegas, 31, who's wanted for forcible rape of a juvenile. Bacala said on June 9 deputies were called out... more »
  • Indecent behavior trial begins for former fire chief

    June 12, 2013 11:01 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Opening statements began this morning in the trial of former fire chief in Livingston Parish, who's accused of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Franklin Dale Church faces nine counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Investigators said he sent emails and text messages to a 14-year-old girl... more »
  • Ski boat hits tree; girl, 6, in critical condition

    June 10, 2013 1:40 PM

    KILLIAN - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a 6-year-old girl is in critical condition with head injuries after a ski boat crashed into a tree on the Natalbany River bank. Enforcement Division spokesman Adam Einck says the girl was among five people in the 22-foot ski boat,... more »
  • Brother arrested in fatal Calif. stabbing of girl

    May 12, 2013 2:38 PM

    VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. - The mother of an 8-year-old girl who was found stabbed to death in her Northern California home and of the 12-year-old boy accused of killing her says the boy is "protective of his sister." In an interview with Sacramento television station KOVR on Friday, Priscilla Rodriquez... more »
  • Cleveland story sparks hope for missing La. teen

    May 9, 2013 8:46 AM

    LAFAYETTE- A volunteer who has helped in the search for a missing Lafayette Parish teenager says she has drawn hope from the sight of three young kidnap victims being reunited with their families in Cleveland. The Lafayette girl, Keiosha Felix, has been missing since April of 2012. Volunteer organizer Tammy... more »
  • APSO: Missing girl found, returned to family

    May 1, 2013 3:39 PM

    GONZALES - Deputies said a girl reported missing in Ascension Parish has been found safe. Major Kevin Hanna said investigators located 16-year-old Allisyn Bracy today and returned her to her parents. Deputies said Bracy was found around noon by detectives who were investigating her disappearance, and they said... more »
  • Fingerprints collected in Calif. girl's slaying

    April 29, 2013 9:05 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO- Sheriff's officials say investigators have collected fingerprints and what they believe is DNA from the home where an 8-year-old Northern California girl was stabbed to death. Calaveras County Sheriff's Capt. Jim Macedo tells the Modesto Bee authorities hope to have lab results on the evidence in a week.... more »
  • Bullet hits school bus, flying glass scrapes girl

    December 18, 2012 10:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say that when a man was shot in the Treme neighborhood, a stray bullet hit a school bus where flying glass injured a girl. Officer Frank Robinson says the man was shot in the hip and leg Monday afternoon. His injuries are not believed... more »
  • Unisex Easy-Bake oven on the way

    December 17, 2012 4:52 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Hasbro says it will soon reveal a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven after meeting with a New Jersey girl who started a campaign calling on the toy maker to make one that appeals to all kids. Thirteen-year-old McKenna Pope of Garfield, N.J., met Monday with officials at the company's... more »
  • BRPD: Teen shot in May dies from injuries

    November 9, 2012 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a teen girl shot and paralyzed back in May died from her injuries this week. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said Mary Johnson, 16, of Baker died on Nov. 7. She'd been shot in the back of the neck while walking down... more »
  • Dog that lost snout saving girls arrives in Calif.

    October 12, 2012 4:21 PM

    DAVIS, Calif. - A dog that lost its snout while saving two girls in the Philippines has been brought to the University of California, Davis, where veterinarians will try to fix its injuries. Surgeons at UC Davis' veterinary medical teaching hospital looked over the mixed breed dog named Kabang on... more »
  • Miss. man sentenced for molesting La. girl

    October 10, 2012 9:07 AM

    COVINGTON - A 37-year-old Picayune, Miss., man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for committing sexual battery on a young Louisiana girl. Barton W. Naftzger Jr. was sentenced Tuesday by state District Judge William J. Burris in Covington. Naftzger went to trial in August on a... more »
  • Search for missing girl, 10, continues in Colorado

    October 9, 2012 10:14 AM

    WESTMINSTER, Colo.- Authorities looking for a 10-year-old Colorado girl who disappeared days ago after leaving for school are planning to finish scouring open fields and resume searching the fifth-grader's suburban Denver neighborhood on Tuesday. Jessica Ridgeway was last seen Friday morning after leaving home to meet friends at a... more »
  • Deputies: Woman lied about shooting daughter

    October 1, 2012 4:22 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested a Donaldsonville couple after their 8-year-old girl was shot in the chest, and they said the mother tried to cover up what happened. Deputies arrested Jennifer Mitchell, 31, and her husband Henry Mitchell Sr., 46, after an investigation into the shooting this... more »
  • Two accused of soliciting "teens" on the internet

    September 26, 2012 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested two men they said tried to solicit sex from what they thought were teens over the internet. Deputies arrested Baton Rouge physician James Hargroder, 64, and Shawn Orillion, 45, of Denham Springs this week. Both were charged with... more »
  • Heart attack likely caused death in NY lake rescue

    August 8, 2012 11:49 AM

    CARMEL, N.Y. - A coroner says a heart attack probably caused the death of a woman whose body was found in the middle of a suburban New York reservoir with a 6-year-old girl clinging to it. The coroner says an autopsy revealed that Pamela Kaner, a friend of the girl's... more »
  • Holden man charged with more indecent behavior counts

    August 2, 2012 3:18 PM

    HOLDEN - Investigators filed three more charges of indecent behavior with a juvenile against a Holden man arrested with his son earlier this week and accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Deputies filed two of the charges against Franklin Dale Church after interviews with that victim and... more »
  • Girl, 13, accused of calling in bomb threat

    July 24, 2012 8:56 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - Sheriff's deputies say a 13-year-old girl was arrested after calling in a bomb threat to a Dollar General Store on La. Highway 14. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers says a store employee received a call Monday about the bomb threat. Myers said customers... more »
  • BRPD: Boy was playing with gun, shot stepsister

    May 30, 2012 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a 13-year-old boy after they said he was playing with a gun when it went off, critically injuring his 9-year-old stepsister. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said the shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. at at home on 4733 Banks Street in Baton Rouge. Stubbs said... more »
  • 9-year-old girl murdered, found hanging from a tree

    May 11, 2012 1:15 PM

    ASHVILLE - Alabama authorities say a 14-year-old boy is charged with murder for the death of a girl found hanging from a tree. St. Clair County Sheriff Terry Surles says the victim, Katelynn Arnold, was 9 years old and the boy's half-sister. Her body was discovered Thursday night outside her... more »
  • Girl, 14, held in death of her 4-year-old cousin

    May 6, 2012 12:35 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis police say a 14-year-old girl found covered in blood faces a preliminary murder charge in her 4-year-old cousin's stabbing death. Police spokesman Kendale Adams said Sunday the girl was arrested after being questioned by officers. She's being held on a preliminary murder charge at the Marion County... more »
  • Deputy accused of having sex with teen

    May 1, 2012 3:39 PM

    GRETNA - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has been fired following allegations of having sex with a teen-age girl. Sheriff Newell Normand said he terminated 23-year-old Blake Stewart, of Marrero. Stewart has been booked with two counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Normand said a 14-year-old girl... more »
  • Pit bull attacks child Play Video

    April 25, 2012 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Video surveillance captured, what the eight-year-old victim's parents called pit bulls, jumping, scratching, biting and gang tackling a little girl. The victim's parents did not want their identities released but said it happened Easter Sunday evening in a South Baton Rouge neighborhood. The girl suffered one... more »
  • FBI searches for missing child

    April 25, 2012 11:12 AM

    TUCSON - The FBI has brought in specially trained profilers to help in the search of a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her home in Tucson, Ariz., several days ago. The move comes as police scaled back their search for first-grader Isabel Mercedes Celis. More than 200 officers had been... more »
  • Man convicted of raping girl gets life term

    April 6, 2012 6:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 22-year-old Baton Rouge man convicted Feb. 1 of aggravated rape of an 11-year-old girl in 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison. After the sentencing, Leron Clark's attorney blasted East Baton Rouge Parish prosecutors for being uncompromising in the case. Clark was 20 years old... more »
  • Pit bull owner cited after attack Play Video

    April 2, 2012 5:51 PM

    WATSON- A young girl is recovering after a pit bull bit her over the weekend. Livingston Parish Deputies said the dog was chained up and behind a fence when the attack happened. "The child was in the vicinity of the dog, which was restrained, it was inside a... more »
  • Attempted abduction of teenage girl

    March 14, 2012 11:55 AM

    BAYOU L'OURSE - Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office reports an Hispanic couple attempted to abduct a 14-year-old girl as she walked home from a convenience store. It happened yesterday at the corner of Highway 398 and Highway 663 in Bayou L'Ourse. The teenager said the couple pulled up along side of... more »
  • LSU women's basketball coach gives birth to girl

    March 6, 2012 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU women's basketball head coach Nikki Caldwell is now the proud mother of a newborn baby girl. Justice Simone Fargas was born at 5:44 a.m. Tuesday at 6 pounds, 15 ounces. The baby and Caldwell left the hospital and are now at home with Caldwell's boyfriend... more »
  • Shreveport man arrested in rape of young girl

    March 5, 2012 2:19 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La.- Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Shreveport man for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Sheriff Steve Prator said Monday that 30-year-old Dameon Taylor was arrested Friday on one count of aggravated rape. He was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center. Bond was set at $1 million. Prator,... more »
  • Man charged with indecent behavior

    February 28, 2012 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 34-year-old man was arrested on Monday, charged with inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl. The touching occurred at the victim's home; the police report did not mention when nor where it happened. The girl told her sister about what happened and she called police. ... more »
  • Man arrested on teen sex charge

    February 28, 2012 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 26-year-old man has been arrested on charges that he had carnal knowledge of a 14-year-old girl. According to police, Brandon Brown picked up the girl Monday from her Baton Rouge home, took her to a parking lot on Plank Road and then had sex with... more »
  • Krewe throws autistic girl her own Mardi Gras celebration

    February 24, 2012 3:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An 11-year-old autistic girl from New Orleans got a special Mardi Gras treat from the Krewe of Muses Friday afternoon in the form of an entire celebration in her honor. The Krewe extended the gesture to Emily after reading a blog post by her mother detailing... more »
  • Girl jumps from car, killed by vehicle in Colorado

    January 28, 2012 5:08 PM

    KIPLING, CO- Police say a 17-year-old girl who jumped out of a car driven by her mother Saturday morning was hit and killed by an oncoming car. Police in Denver say a teenage girl is dead after she jumped out of a car driven by her mother and was hit... more »
  • Assumption Parish missing girl found, 19-year-old man questioned

    January 21, 2012 1:35 PM

    PIERRE PART- An Assumption Parish teenage girl is back home after she was reported missing Friday. According to the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office, 14- year-old Alissa Brougoyne was tracked down in Donaldsonville. She was reportedly found with 19-year-old Monte Miller. Detectives say Miller is being questioned as part... more »
  • Girl shot in home sparks neighborhood meeting Play Video

    January 17, 2012 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Neighbors in North Baton Rouge will meet tonight to take back their neighborhood. It follows a shooting where a 15-year-old was hit by a bullet while doing homework in her home. Detectives are still looking for 18-year old Darius Joseph in connection to the shooting. ... more »
  • Accused Shoplifter leaves girlfriend's young daughter at scene

    December 31, 2011 1:41 PM

    GONZALES - Police arrested a man this morning after stealing a television from a store and leaving his girlfriend's daughter there while fleeing from the scene on Friday, according to Gonzales Police. The unnamed store called police saying a man had just stolen a TV valued at $300, and... more »
  • Babysitter charged in Indiana girl's death

    December 27, 2011 3:09 AM

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Relatives of a 9-year-old girl who was found dead in northeast Indiana say the man suspected in her death was a trusted family friend. Mike Plumadore is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday on a murder charge in the death of Aliahna Lemmon, whose family... more »
  • LSP: Girl dies from injuries sustained in wreck Monday

    November 28, 2011 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police have confirmed a young girl involved in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning has died due to the injuries sustained from the wreck right outside of Central High School. Trooper Russell Graham said the 10-year-old girl was in a car that pulled out in front... more »
  • Noose Girl Slipped off Tub

    November 2, 2011 7:35 PM

    A teen that got her neck caught in a noose while working at a haunted house in Missouri was acting in a bathroom scene when she apparently slipped off the tub. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says the girl's neck somehow got caught in the noose that was used as... more »
  • Girl Caught in Noose at Haunted House

    October 31, 2011 7:18 PM

    A 17-year-old girl in Fenton, Missouri that got caught in a noose in a haunted house was released from a hospital intensive-care unit. Her name was not released and no further information on her condition is available. Authorities say the girl was working at Creepyworld, a haunted house near St.... more »
  • Body of 12 year-old girl found in St. Bernard Parish

    July 19, 2011 2:20 PM

    St. Bernard Parish- Search and rescue teams have located the body of the 12-year-old Mandeville girl who has been missing since being ejected into the water after a boating crash incident in Shell Beach Bayou in St. Bernard Parish on July 16. The search and rescue teams found the... more »
  • Girl missing after being thrown from boat

    July 17, 2011 12:31 PM

    CHALMETTE, La.- The Coast Guard is searching for a 12-year-old girl who was thrown from a boat following a collision with another boat Saturday in St. Bernard Parish. Authorities say the accident happened about 5:30 p.m. in Shell Beach Bayou. A boat searched for the girl through the... more »
  • 5-year-old girl gets free flight to rehab hospital

    July 11, 2011 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A family's wish was granted today when their five-year-old girl got a free flight to a rehab hospital in Chicago, in order to get treatment for a severe spine injury. Sianna Paddie held her teddy bear close as she was lifted onto an AirMed airplane. Today was... more »
  • AG: Man arrested for convincing NC girl to run away

    February 1, 2011 6:05 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Authorities have found a 17-year-old North Carolina girl who’d been missing since last summer in Denham Springs, and arrested the man investigators said convinced her to run away. Authorities arrested 34-year-old William David Jones after they said they found Faith Manuel at his residence in Denham Springs.... more »
  • Aunt describes saving her niece from prostitution

    January 31, 2011 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police arrested a Baton Rouge man Saturday and accused him of using an underage girl for prostitution. For the past week, Shannon Darcey has spent hours hanging signs and spreading the work that her niece was missing. She never thought her niece would be sold for... more »
  • One arrested after teen says she was used for prostitution

    January 31, 2011 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police arrested a Baton Rouge man Saturday and accused him of using an underage girl for prostitution. Officers arrested 29-year-old Erick Jermaine Banks at a Baton Rouge hotel after being called there on a sexual assault complaint. When officers arrived at the hotel they contacted a 15-year-old... more »
  • Police: Man used girl sex chat IDs

    January 15, 2011 9:56 AM

    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - State police say a 34-year-old Sulphur man allegedly posed as a teenage girl for online sex chat with teenage boys - and got sexually explicit photos or videos of some of them. Sgt. James Anderson says Jamy Church is being held on $335,000 bond in... more »
  • Child dies, godparents charged with murder

    January 13, 2011 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A two-year-old girl has died from injuries that Ascension Parish authorities believe were caused by her godparents while she was under their care. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said Jaylynn Muse died late Wednesday at a Baton Rouge hospital. Her godparents Shantell and Terrell Donahue, who were... more »
  • LSU recruit, other student arrested in sexual battery

    January 12, 2011 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two Redemptorist High School students, including a potential LSU football recruit, were arrested today after police said they pressured a younger girl to give them oral sex at the school. Sgt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said 18-year-old Jeremy Hill and 18-year-old Avery Tate II were... more »
  • Phillies: Girl killed in rampage Green's grandchild

    January 9, 2011 10:58 AM

    The Philadelphia Phillies say the 9-year-old girl killed by a gunman who opened fire at an Arizona congresswoman's event is the granddaughter of former manager Dallas Green. Christina-Taylor Green was shot outside a Tucson grocery story when she went to see Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was meeting with constituents... more »
  • Man arrested in beating death of LaPlace girl

    December 8, 2010 5:41 PM

    LAPLACE - Authorities have arrested a 27-year-old man identified as a suspect in the weekend death of a teenage girl in LaPlace. The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office says U.S. Marshals captured Earnest Joseph III Wednesday afternoon in Gulfport, Miss., shortly after St. John Sheriff Wayne Jones announced a warrant... more »
  • 5-year-old dies from injuries in school bus wreck

    December 6, 2010 5:10 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Louisiana State Police say a 5-year-old girl has died from critical injuries suffered last week when a tractor-trailer slammed into the back of a school bus. State police said Karen Stoute of Port Barre died Monday morning at Lafayette General Medical Center. The little girl was among three... more »
  • 3 teens, young girl arrested in separate shootings

    November 25, 2010 2:46 PM

    GRETNA, La. - In two separate shootings, Jefferson Parish authorities say a 9-year-old boy is dead, a 12-year-old girl is in critical condition and two teenagers have been arrested in the younger child's slaying while a teenager and a young girl face charges in the girl's case. Sheriff Newell Normand... more »
  • Body found in Arizona linked to girl in Louisiana

    November 15, 2010 5:09 PM

    PHOENIX - Arizona authorities say they have discovered the body of a woman believed to be the missing mother of a girl found dead in Louisiana. Sheriff's officials say the possible remains of 31-year-old Suellen Roberts were found Monday in a remote area off Interstate 40 in northwestern Arizona. Thomas... more »
  • Remains found in La. identified as Nev. girl

    October 28, 2010 6:39 AM

    Louisiana authorities have identified skeletal remains found earlier this month near Harrisonburg as being those of a Nevada girl. The Catahoula Parish Sheriff's Office says 12-year-old Lexis Kaye Roberts of Las Vegas was identified by dental records. Deputies say the girl was last seen traveling with her mother, Suellen Roberts,... more »
  • CPSO: Remains identified as missing Las Vegas girl

    October 27, 2010 3:04 PM

    The skeletal remains of a young girl that were found in Catahoula Parish and processed by LSU’s FACES Lab have been identified as a 12-year-old from Las Vegas. The Catahoula Parish Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that the remains were positively identified as Lexis Kaye Roberts of Nevada. She had been... more »
  • La. judge convicts man of rape of 8-year-old girl

    October 27, 2010 6:06 AM

    A Maurepas man was found guilty of aggravated rape of an 8-year-old girl. The girl, now 10, testified against Cliff Richardson in the two-day trial. Sentencing was set for next month, but Richardson faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without probation. more »
  • Two arrested in death of 15-year-old Jennings girl

    October 22, 2010 11:12 AM

    Authorities say two people have been arrested in the Oct. 10 death of a 15-year-old Jennings girl who died from apparent alcohol poisoning. Maxine Trahan, a spokeswoman for the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, tells The Advocate that 19-year-old Kimberly Harris of Mermentau and 29-year-old David Lemoine Cretchen of Jennings were... more »
  • Man gets 5 years for attempted sexual battery

    October 18, 2010 5:32 AM

    A Ragley man has been sentenced to five years on a sexual assault charge involving a girl who was 3 years old at the time. Robert Williams Bell had been charged with sexual battery and aggravated rape, though he was convicted on a lesser count of attempted sexual battery. Bell... more »
  • LSU FACES lab identifying remains of young girl

    October 15, 2010 3:48 PM

    Members of the LSU FACES lab are working to identify the remains of a young girl found in Catahoula Parish, according to the school's newspaper. The Daily Reveille reported law enforcement called the school last Friday about a human skull a hunter found in the woods near Harrisonburg. A team... more »

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