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  • Father killed, daughter hurt in weekend ATV crash

    December 4, 2017 5:58 PM

    ZACHARY - A man is dead and his daughter is in the hospital after the two were involved in a four-wheeler crash in Zachary over the weekend. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the two were riding on the vehicle in the 400 block of Flanacher Road... more »
  • Police locate 12-year-old girl reported missing

    September 13, 2017 7:44 AM

    UPDATE: The Baton Rouge Police Department has located Jazmine Baker in the downtown area. The girl appeared to be unharmed and will be reunited with her family. ****** BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department is looking for a missing 12-year-old girl. Authorities say Jazmine Baker... more »
  • Police: Surveillance video leads to woman's arrest in fiance's murder

    September 11, 2017 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say surveillance video led to the arrest of a woman after she allegedly shot her fiancé in the back, killing him. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, officers responded to an early morning shooting on Aug. 20. Police say 38-year-old Joseph Bunch III was... more »
  • Livingston girl, mom make pillowcase and blanket sets for Harvey victims Play Video

    September 2, 2017 11:59 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - A young girl in Livingston Parish witnessed the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey on television and decided to help comfort victims in a very special way. For days, Katie Harper has kept her little fingers busy by making blankets and pillowcases for children in Texas. She... more »
  • Report: Teen who live streamed deadly crash denied lower bail

    July 29, 2017 2:25 PM

    FRESNO, Calif. - A teenager accused of driving under the influence and causing a deadly car crash while live streaming on social media will remain behind bars after a judge refused to lower her bail Friday. Obdulia Sanchez, 18, had asked a judge to either release her or to... more »
  • Deputies searching for 15-year-old girl missing from Addis

    July 26, 2017 3:49 PM

    ADDIS – The Addis Police Department and the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in finding a missing 15-year-old girl. The girl has been identified as LeeAnn Tyson, who was last seen July 25 around 10 a.m. in Addis. She is described as... more »
  • 5-year-old dies after falling from 4th-floor window in Massachusetts

    July 4, 2017 2:04 PM

    BROOKLINE, Mass. - Police in Massachusetts say a 5-year-old girl has died after falling more than 30 feet from the fourth-floor window of an apartment building and landing on concrete. Brookline Police say the girl had been playing with friends in the suburban Boston apartment when she fell... more »
  • Officials: Texas girl found dead kidnapped over drug theft

    July 3, 2017 10:34 PM

    DALLAS - Court records indicate that a 13-year-old girl who was found dead in a house over the weekend was kidnapped after the boyfriend of one of her relatives stole about 22 pounds of marijuana. The body of Shavon Randle was discovered at the Dallas house late Saturday... more »
  • Report: Man arrested for fatal stabbing under New Orleans expressway

    June 10, 2017 4:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police have arrested a man accused of fatally stabbing a woman under the Pontchartrain Expressway Saturday morning. According to a report from WWL-TV, the stabbing occurred around 6 a.m. under Highway 90 at the corner of Calliope Street and Loyola Avenue. Police say 49-year-old Jules Williams... more »
  • 69-year-old babysitter arrested after indecent behavior with 2-year-old

    June 5, 2017 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On Monday, deputies arrested a 69-year-old man who is accused of inappropriately touching a 2-year-old while he was babysitting. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, John Foretich was babysitting the child at the time of the incident. Family says Foretich allegedly kissed the... more »
  • Man arrested for murder after disappearance of Lafayette Parish teen

    June 3, 2017 4:38 PM

    LAFAYETTE PARISH - The case of a missing teen has turned into a homicide investigation in Lafayette Parish. Detectives arrested 22-year-old Malik Davis Wednesday on one count of second-degree murder in connection to the disappearance of 18-year-old Jacquelyn "Daisy Lynn" Landry. He's now held in the Lafayette Parish Jail... more »
  • Teenage girl charged with fatally stabbing Uber driver in Illinois

    May 31, 2017 4:33 PM

    LINCOLNWOOD, Ill. - Prosecutors say a teenage girl used a stolen machete and a knife during a fatal attack on a suburban Chicago Uber driver. Eliza Wasni is charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the death of Grant Nelson of Wilmette. A Cook County judge on Wednesday ordered... more »
  • Pregnant Maryland teen not allowed at graduation ceremony

    May 22, 2017 2:14 PM

    BOONSBORO, Md. - A Maryland high school senior has been barred from participating in her school's graduation ceremony because she is pregnant. Media outlets report 18-year-old Maddi Runkles discovered she was pregnant in January. The teen attends Heritage Academy, a small private Christian school in Hagerstown. Upon Runkles' pregnancy announcement,... more »
  • Sea lion grabs girl off dock, pulls her into harbor

    May 21, 2017 8:35 PM

    A young girl feeding a sea lion on a dock in British Columbia was yanked into the water by the animal, and the terrifying moments were caught on video that was posted to YouTube. The girl was with her family on the dock, feeding the sea lion, when it... more »
  • 10-year-old girl in Florida pries open gator's mouth to free her leg

    May 8, 2017 2:59 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - A 10-year-old girl in Florida survived after she managed to wrestle her leg from the jaws of an alligator Saturday. The girl was swimming in a designated swim area of Lake Mary Jane, with water about two feet deep and 10 feet from the shore, when... more »
  • Man arrested for violently attacking girlfriend at workplace

    May 6, 2017 8:21 PM

    BAKER - Police arrested a man Saturday after he violently attacked his girlfriend while she was at work. According to the Baker Police Department, 21-year-old Joshua Davis was arrested after he showed up at the Boost Mobile store where his girlfriend worked on Jan. 18, 2017 and began attacking... more »
  • Charge dropped against Mississippi student in alleged sexual battery

    April 22, 2017 3:21 PM

    MERIDIAN, Miss.- A Mississippi official says a sexual battery charge has been dropped against a high school baseball player who was one of five students accused in an off-campus attack against a classmate. Lauderdale County School District Superintendent Randy Hodges tells the Meridian Star all five of those originally charged... more »
  • Police: Mississippi murder suspect told friends he set his girlfriend on fire

    April 18, 2017 7:10 PM

    GAUTIER, Miss. - Police say a 56-year-old man who is charged with killing his live-in girlfriend told people he set her on fire in the woods behind a church. The burned body of 37-year-old Amanda Hicks was found March 18 behind the Pine Grove United Methodist Church in coastal Mississippi's... more »
  • 13-year-old girl killed in crash on LA 25

    April 8, 2017 4:07 PM

    FRANKLINTON - Louisiana State Police say a teenage girl was killed in a two-vehicle collision in Washington parish Saturday morning. According to police, 13-year-old Madison Nicholson was sitting in the passenger seat of a 2005 GMC Sierra while it was traveling on LA 25 around 8 a.m. Police say... more »
  • 19-year-old accused of sexually assaulting two on Kentucky school bus

    March 22, 2017 1:44 PM

    STANFORD, Ky. - Authorities say a 19-year-old Kentucky high school student is facing charges, accused sexually assaulting two younger students on a school bus. Local news organizations report 19-year-old Ryan Rayburn was arrested Friday on two counts of sodomy involving a 14-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy on a bus in... more »
  • Baby born with extra legs thriving after surgery

    March 21, 2017 9:50 PM

    PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Doctors say a baby girl from Africa who's recovering from a risky surgery at a Chicago-area hospital should be able to lead a normal life. Ten-month-old Dominique was born in the Ivory Coast with a not-fully-developed conjoined twin. Doctors performed surgery on March 8 to remove... more »
  • Opelousas man arrested after texting 14-year-old about sex

    March 11, 2017 6:33 PM

    OPELOUSAS - An 18-year-old man has been arrested for what authorities say were inappropriate text messages to a 14-year-old girl, including "you better be worth risking going to jail." The St. Landry Parish sheriff's spokesman, Maj. Eddie Thibodeaux, says George Thomas Wiley III of Krotz Springs is free on $13,500... more »
  • Boy or Girl? It's a sloth, so we don't know yet

    February 17, 2017 8:55 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Zookeepers are waiting for a DNA test to learn whether Hattiesburg Zoo's baby sloth is a boy or a girl. That's because sloths' sex organs are internal. Mammal curator Stephen Taylor says they'll have to send a bit of fur to a lab to learn the gender... more »
  • Man arrested after allegedly raping teen for several years

    February 11, 2017 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested a man after a 14-year-old girl revealed that he spent the past several years raping her on a regular basis. The victim was being interviewed by authorities in November when she revealed that 34-year-old Ivy Miller of Baton Rouge had been raping her... more »
  • Police: New Jersey woman charged after throwing child on train tracks

    January 29, 2017 12:59 PM

    BURLINGTON, N.J. - A woman who allegedly threw a 5-year-old girl onto the tracks as a train was approaching has been charged with attempted murder. Police in Burlington, New Jersey, went to the light rail platform around 8:30 p.m. Friday after a New Jersey Transit bus driver reported a suspicious... more »
  • Woman suspected of 1998 kidnapping of baby jailed in Florida

    January 17, 2017 8:35 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Authorities say a woman arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a baby girl from a Florida hospital 18 years ago and raising her as her own daughter is now being held in Jacksonville. Duval County jail records show 51-year-old Gloria Williams was booked Tuesday afternoon. Williams is being... more »
  • Woman kidnapped as newborn 18 years ago found alive in South Carolina

    January 13, 2017 2:26 PM

    JACKSONVILLE - A newborn girl stolen from a Florida hospital 18 years ago has been found alive - and overwhelmed - in South Carolina, where police accused the woman who raised her of kidnapping. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Friday DNA analysis identified the young woman, who never knew that... more »
  • Girl, 9, swims to safety after mother killed in crash

    December 6, 2016 1:38 PM

    MANCHESTER, Ky. - Authorities say a 9-year-old Kentucky girl was able to swim to safety after the car she was in plunged into a creek, killing her mother. Kentucky State Police trooper Lloyd Cochran said in a news release that Mylee Murphy was in the vehicle with her mother, 34-year-old... more »
  • Police searching for 13-year-old girl possibly in danger

    October 20, 2016 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police detectives are asking for the public's assistance in searching for a missing 13-year-old girl. According to police, Mary Woolfolk was reported missing Oct. 16 and last seen in the 5800 block of Prescott Road. Police say that it is believed that she is... more »
  • 'Girl on the Train' steamrolls Parker's 'Birth of a Nation'

    October 9, 2016 1:16 PM

    NEW YORK - Propelled by the popularity of Paula Hawkins' best-seller, the adaptation of "The Girl on the Train" led North American theaters in ticket sales with $24.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Less successful was Nate Parker's Nat Turner biopic "The Birth of a Nation," which opened with... more »
  • 7-year-old girl drowns while swimming in gravel pit

    July 5, 2016 5:01 PM

    INDEPENDENCE – A seven-year-old girl drowned while swimming in an old gravel pit in Independence over the weekend, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. On Saturday, July 2, the sheriff's office was called to Alessi Road where a seven-year-old girl drowned while swimming with family and several friends. The... more »
  • Girl, 8, killed in fatal house fire in northeast Ohio

    November 7, 2015 4:00 PM

    CANTON, Ohio - Authorities say an 8-year-old Ohio girl is dead after she became trapped on the second floor of her burning home. Fire officials in Canton say Azzie Thomas was found dead Saturday morning. Firefighters sent to the scene arrived to find the first floor engulfed in flames. The... more »
  • Officials: 4 men four 14-year-old girl into prostitution

    October 11, 2015 2:50 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Three men from New Jersey and another from South Carolina have been indicted on human trafficking charges involving a 14-year-old girl who was allegedly forced into prostitution. Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman says Michael McLeod, David Powell Jr. and Tyree Jeter, all of Jersey City,... more »
  • Girl, 4, drowns at Kenner pool

    August 1, 2015 6:16 PM

    KENNER, La. - Kenner police say a 4-year-old girl has drowned in a condominium complex pool. Police say in a news release that Jennifer Santos-Molina of Metairie was seen on surveillance footage swimming with family members Friday night at the Chardonnay Village Condominiums. Police says at one point, the girl... more »
  • Man accused of beating child after fight with child's mother

    June 1, 2015 9:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge man has been arrested after a 4-year-old girl was beaten in January during an argument between two adults. The Advocate reports 28-year-old Carl Anthony Robertson was arrested Sunday. A court document says Robertson is accused of causing bruising and swelling to the inner thigh of... more »
  • Neighbors react to mother's killing Play Video

    May 5, 2015 8:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Neighbors are startled a woman was shot and her body left in her car for days before being found. Taylor Latham, 24, was shot in a car in her driveway on Louisiana Avenue near downtown Saturday. Her body was found Monday. Police said her daughter was missing... more »
  • Search underway for 3 girls who left home to join ISIS

    February 24, 2015 1:59 AM

    LONDON, England - Turkish police searched Monday for three missing British schoolgirls believed to be headed to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group as their frightened families issued urgent pleas begging the girls to return home. The girls, said to be "straight-A students" from the same east London... more »
  • Missing teen from Livingston Parish found in Indiana

    February 17, 2015 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A missing 15-year-old was found some 950 miles from home late Tuesday, a few hours after the Louisiana State Police asked for the public's help locating her. Nicole Burns was reported missing earlier in the day. Investigators believed she was taken to South Bend, Indiana, by... more »
  • Home treatment for lice kills child

    February 5, 2015 7:54 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS- An 18-month-old suffocated, apparently because of a home remedy for head lice that involved mayonnaise and a plastic bag placed on her head. Police say the infant's scalp was covered in mayonnaise and a plastic shopping bag. The girl was left unattended and may have fallen asleep,... more »
  • 14 year-old girl shoots mom in New Orleans

    November 4, 2014 2:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Police say a 14-year-old girl is in custody after she allegedly shot her mother following an argument. The incident happened just before 8 p.m. Monday. Officers say the girl retrieved a gun following an argument and shot her 34-year-old mother in the face. The mother was... 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 »

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