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  • Police: Man lit ex's teddy bear on fire, starting blaze

    July 14, 2015 1:05 PM

    MEMPHIS - A 25-year-old man has been accused of starting a fire at his ex-girlfriend's Memphis home by dousing a teddy bear with lighter fluid and threatening the woman's family. The Commercial Appeal reports that Marshay Frenard was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated arson and domestic violence. Memphis police... more »
  • DeQuincy man convicted in shooting death of girlfriend

    May 21, 2015 1:39 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - A DeQuincy man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of his girlfriend. State District Judge Guy Bradberry will sentence 55-year-old Leo Paul Thibodeaux on Aug. 7 to mandatory life in prison. Thibodeaux was convicted Tuesday of the March 28, 2012, death of... more »
  • Iowa clinic worker violates privacy of athlete

    May 20, 2015 9:08 PM

    IOWA CITY, IOWA- The University of Iowa increased its training on health privacy rules after it fired one student health clinic worker and disciplined another by immediately discussing the results of a pregnancy test for a student athlete and his girlfriend. It comes after Iowa fired three and suspended... more »
  • Man arrested; 6-year-old claims to be 'girlfriend'

    April 19, 2015 7:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested when two underage girls claimed he touched them inappropriately. Baton Rouge police arrested Reginald Augustus, 23, after an incident in August 2014. Police say the child's mother was having a conversation about Augustus and mentioned how he never had a girlfriend. At... more »
  • Man sentenced for driving over former girlfriend

    February 22, 2015 6:11 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette man who drove over his former girlfriend in a college parking lot has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Brian Anthony Woods, 27, was sentenced Friday. Judge David Ritchie also ordered Woods to pay the woman's medical expenses and to not have contact with her.... more »
  • Man uses baseball bat to beat girlfriend in bathtub

    February 15, 2015 3:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is accused of trying to kill his girlfriend with a baseball bat while she was taking a bath. According to Baton Rouge Police, the victim said her 46-year-old boyfriend, Louis Christal, accused her of being with another man when she got home. Investigators say... more »
  • 'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs

    October 21, 2014 5:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine. But "don't touch my girlfriend?" Not the usual admonition heard by President Barack Obama. Let's be clear: It was a joke. It unfolded while Obama cast an early ballot Monday in Chicago. A young woman,... more »
  • Accused killer spotted in small town, arrested

    July 31, 2014 9:32 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - A man, accused of killing his girlfriend and stabbing her mother, has been arrested after a resident recognized him from a news report on TV. According to actionnews17.com , Independence Police nabbed Bruce Bourgeois, Jr., after a resident saw him at a Dollar General. Investigators are not... more »
  • Pistorius trial moves into 7th week

    May 5, 2014 3:02 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The Oscar Pistorius murder trial has resumed after a two-week recess, with the defense team calling its fourth witness in an attempt to rebuild the double-amputee athlete's case that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last year. The trial moved into its seventh week Monday with... more »
  • Search underway for work program escapee

    March 13, 2014 12:13 PM

    COVINGTON - Law enforcement in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes are looking for a man they say escaped from a workforce program and abducted his girlfriend from a Covington convenience store. Investigators say Christopher Ricker left the workforce facility around 4:00 a.m. Thursday and abducted his girlfriend soon after.... more »
  • Man arrested for trying to kill girlfriend's unborn child

    February 27, 2014 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities arrested a Baton Rouge man after investigators said he tried to kill his girlfriend's unborn child. Deputies accused 18-year-old Darrell Johnson of attempted second degree feticide and domestic abuse battery charges. Investigators said on Feb. 20 Johnson and his girlfriend, who was seven months pregnant,... more »
  • Judge to decide if Zimmerman is released on bail

    November 19, 2013 7:36 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - George Zimmerman's arrest following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend is the latest in a series of recent brushes he's had with the law. The 30-year-old former neighborhood watch volunteer who earlier this year was acquitted of any charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin... more »
  • Girlfriend of ex-Patriot Hernandez due in court

    November 6, 2013 8:54 AM

    FALL RIVER, Mass.- The girlfriend of Aaron Hernandez has another scheduled court appearance after being charged with perjury in connection with the murder case against the former New England Patriot. A hearing for Shayanna Jenkins is set for Wednesday afternoon in Fall River Superior Court. She pleaded not guilty last... more »
  • Pistorius calls in American forensic experts

    October 1, 2013 9:56 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - Oscar Pistorius' lawyers have called in a team of American forensic experts to help prepare the double-amputee Olympian's defense for his murder trial next year. Pistorius' spokeswoman, Anneliese Burgess, says the specialists from the U.S. are currently in South Africa working with the athlete's lawyers. Pistorius... more »
  • Police: Man killed after attacking girlfriend, kids

    August 5, 2013 1:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man died after he was stabbed during a fight with his girlfriend and her children in Baton Rouge. Investigators said Aaron Cummings, 32, was stabbed several times by a kitchen knife during the fight with Jauvanda Carter, 34, and her two children Sunday... more »
  • Man accused of trying to kill pregnant girlfriend

    August 2, 2013 11:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a 19-year-old Baton Rouge man after they said he tried to shoot and kill his pregnant girlfriend this morning. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers arrested Gregory Williams after the shooting around 1:30 a.m. at Kings Court Apartments. Investigators said Williams shot his girlfriend... more »
  • Search for man who took girlfriend's children

    March 27, 2013 11:19 AM

    BOSSIER CITY - Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies say a man who took off with his girlfriend's three children following a domestic dispute dropped them off at their grandmother's house. The children were not harmed. Lt. Bill Davis with the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office said the man is not the biological... more »
  • Te'o lowers his 40 time at Notre Dame pro day

    March 26, 2013 3:55 PM

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Manti Te'o ran a little better on his home field than he did at the NFL combine, lowering his 40-yard time by more than a tenth of a second during Notre Dame's pro day. The Heisman Trophy runner-up posted a best time of 4.69 on Tuesday,... more »
  • Pistorius' lawyers appeal bail conditions

    March 11, 2013 9:50 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius have filed an appeal in a South African court against bail restrictions imposed on the Olympian, who was charged with murdering his girlfriend. The lawyers argue that evidence showed that the double-amputee athlete is not a flight risk and should have the option of... more »
  • South Africa: Pistorius reports to authorities

    February 25, 2013 7:41 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - A spokeswoman for Oscar Pistorius says he has reported to authorities in South Africa's capital, Pretoria, under the bail terms in the murder case against him. Lunice Johnston says the double-amputee Olympic athlete visited correctional officers, but she has not specified their location in the city. Pistorius, who... more »
  • Pistorius granted bail

    February 22, 2013 8:32 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail and will be freed from custody pending his trial in the Valentine's Day shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius says the shooting was an accident, and that he thought he was firing at an intruder. Prosecutors say... more »
  • Nike suspends contract with Oscar Pistorius

    February 21, 2013 7:44 AM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - Nike says it has suspended the contract of Oscar Pistorius. Pistorius, the first double-amputee runner to compete on the track at the Olympics, is facing a charge of premeditated murder in South Africa in the Valentine's Day slaying of his girlfriend. In a brief statement announcing the... more »
  • Testosterone, needles found in Pistorius' bedroom

    February 20, 2013 7:16 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - South African police say they found two boxes of testosterone and needles in the bedroom of Oscar Pistorius, but his defense lawyer says it was an "herbal remedy" and not a banned substance. A detective made the revelation in a bail hearing Wednesday after Pistorius was... more »
  • Pistorius says no intentions to kill girlfriend

    February 19, 2013 7:36 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius says he shot his girlfriend to death by mistake, thinking she was a robber. The double amputee said in an affidavit read by his lawyer at his bail hearing Tuesday that he felt vulnerable because he did not have on his prosthetic legs when... more »
  • Girlfriend's mom: Why did he do this?

    February 18, 2013 7:41 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - The mother of the model shot dead at Oscar Pistorius' house says the family wants answers following her Valentine's Day killing. June Steenkamp was quoted by the Times newspaper in South Africa in a front page interview Monday asking: "Why my little girl? ... Why did he do... more »
  • Pistorius charged with murder of girlfriend

    February 14, 2013 7:40 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend after model Reeva Steenkamp was shot inside the Olympic athlete's home in South Africa. Police said a 26-year-old male would appear in court later on Thursday. Police in South Africa do not name suspects in... more »
  • Man accused of burning woman with scalding water

    February 4, 2013 3:40 PM

    COVINGTON - Covington police say a 48-year-old man is accused of choking his girlfriend and severely burning her by holding her under scalding water during an argument over a set of keys, then fighting police. Terrance Silas Fritz, of Covington, is being held in the St. Tammany Parish Jail on... more »
  • Te'o tells Couric 'pain' and 'sorrow' was real

    January 24, 2013 3:13 PM

    NEW YORK - Manti Te'o told Katie Couric the feelings he had for what turned out to be a fake, online girlfriend were real and reiterated he had nothing to do with the hoax. The All-American linebacker said he was truly sorrowful and pained after finding out the woman he... more »
  • Te'o tells Couric he briefly lied about girlfriend

    January 23, 2013 10:24 AM

    NEW YORK - Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o has told Katie Couric that he briefly lied about his online girlfriend after discovering she didn't exist. Te'o said in an interview to air Thursday on Couric's show that he didn't lie about the hoax until December, believing Lennay Kekua had died... more »
  • Notre Dame AD encouraging Te'o to speak publicly

    January 18, 2013 12:51 PM

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick says he is encouraging linebacker Manti Te'o to speak publicly about being the victim of a hoax involving a dead girlfriend who never existed. Swarbrick says he believes Te'o has to explain exactly how he was duped into an online... more »
  • Fake social media profiles appear in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 17, 2013 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend fiasco isn't the first time a ficticious social media profile has caused trouble, nor will it be the last. Just ask Ashley Hebert, a legislative analyst at the State Capitol and a beauty pageant queen. "I had a... more »
  • Deputy fired after domestic assault arrest

    January 3, 2013 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office fired a veteran detective today after they arrested him in suspicion of beating his girlfriend. EBRSO Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said deputies arrested Michael Abernathy, 35, today on the charge of domestic abuse battery. Abernathy worked at the sheriff's... more »
  • Marine killer's girlfriend gets 2 years in prison

    December 18, 2012 10:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The girlfriend of a Houston man accused of fatally stabbing a decorated Marine wearing his dress blues in the French Quarter has been sentenced to 26 months in prison. The Times-Picayune reports 23-year-old Helaina Amrine pleaded guilty this summer to obstruction of justice and accessory after the... more »
  • BRPD: Boyfriend stabbed, killed girlfriend in argument

    December 10, 2012 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he stabbed his girlfriend overnight. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said police arrested Mark Turner, 48, in suspicion of killing 30-year-old Shalonda Green. Stubbs said Turner and Green were arguing inside her residence when Turner stabbed Green around... more »
  • Woman slain by Chiefs player to be laid to rest

    December 6, 2012 10:29 AM

    BLUE RIDGE, Texas - The slain girlfriend of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher will be laid to rest five days after Belcher killed her, then shot himself in the head. The funeral for 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins is scheduled for Thursday afternoon at the Ridgeview Family Fellowship Church in Blue... more »
  • Family of slain girlfriend breaks their silence

    December 3, 2012 2:34 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The family of the woman shot and killed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher this weekend says they are broken-hearted. Police say Belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, at their Kansas City home Saturday before driving to Arrowhead Stadium, where Belcher committed... more »
  • Cops: Mass. bargain hunter took home TV, left tot

    November 23, 2012 10:42 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Police say a Massachusetts man left his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in a car while he went shopping for Black Friday bargains, then went home with his new 51-inch flat screen television and left the toddler behind. Police, alerted by store security, found the boy asleep in the... more »
  • CIA denies it detained militants in Benghazi

    November 12, 2012 2:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - The CIA is denying an assertion made by David Petraeus' biographer and girlfriend that the agency held militants in Libya before the Sept. 11 attack. During a talk last month at the University of Denver, author Paula Broadwell said the CIA had detained people at a secret facility... more »
  • Sheriff: NY man says he snapped, killed girlfriend

    October 18, 2012 12:56 PM

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Police say a New York man told them he "just snapped" and killed his girlfriend with his fists and a curling iron while visiting her college dorm last month. A Monroe County Sheriff's Office report released Wednesday says 21-year-old Clayton Whittemore detailed the killing to an officer... more »
  • Teen accused in stabbing death of girlfriend's dad

    August 16, 2012 12:37 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A 19-year-old accused of stabbing his girlfriend's father to death in a Las Vegas home claims the girl asked him several times to kill her dad because he was abusive. Jose Martinez is charged with murder, conspiracy and burglary in the death of 45-year-old Jaime Meza Guzman,... more »
  • Bret Michaels, girlfriend call off engagement

    July 30, 2012 3:13 PM

    NEW YORK - Bret Michaels and longtime girlfriend Kristi Gibson have called off their engagement. Michaels' publicist, Joanna Mignano, said in a statement Monday the couple have separated. Michaels and Gibson have dated on and off for about 18 years. They got engaged in 2010. They have two daughters, Raine... more »
  • Police: Ex attacks women at son's Pa. pizza party

    July 9, 2012 12:42 PM

    MONROEVILLE, Pa. - A Pittsburgh woman has been jailed on charges she attacked her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend and other women with a knife and a brick at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant during a party for her son. Monroeville police say 20-year-old Lynaa Eva Dobbins attacked four female guests at... more »
  • St. Gabriel shooting blamed on jealous ex check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 19, 2012 5:10 PM

    ST. GABRIEL- Two men are in jail after police say they ambushed another pair of men at their St. Gabriel home. Police arrested Keith Johnson and Gabriel King in connection with the Monday night shooting. Investigators said the men knocked on the door and then waited in some nearby... 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 »
  • NY man charged with beheading girlfriend in 1989

    March 13, 2012 12:27 PM

    NEW YORK - A man has been charged with cutting off his pregnant girlfriend's head on a New York City rooftop in 1989. Philip Ward pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering Veronica Bowen. Ward already is in prison for killing the woman who became his girlfriend after Bowen's death. Defense... more »
  • Man reports date as burglar when girlfriend shows

    October 27, 2011 11:58 AM

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Springs police say a man's girlfriend unexpectedly came home just before another woman was due to visit, so he called police to report his new acquaintance as a burglar. The Gazette reports that 24-year-old Kevin Gaylor was cited with a misdemeanor of false reporting... more »
  • Police say man stabs woman, then stands in front of train

    August 7, 2011 10:09 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Authorities say a 29-year-old Duson man stabbed his girlfriend, then stood in front of an oncoming train and was killed. Kip Judice of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office says Gregory Redondo never tried to avoid the train. Reports say Rayne police were called to a stabbing about 11... more »
  • Man accused of attempted murder after wreck, stabbing

    December 14, 2010 11:26 AM

    PIERRE PART – Authorities in Assumption Parish have accused a man of attempted murder after they said he ran a vehicle with his ex-girlfriend and another man inside off the road. 21-year-old Tal Gaudet was arrested today and booked into the parish jail in suspicion of two counts of attempted... more »
  • Police: Boyfriend used iron during beating

    October 4, 2010 6:32 AM

    Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a man over the weekend for allegedly burning his girlfriend with a clothes iron. The News-Star reports 33-year-old Allen Robinson of Monroe was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center early Sunday morning on a charge of attempted second-degree murder. According to an arrest affidavit, deputies... more »
  • Boyfriend charged in Holden woman's death

    September 8, 2010 11:14 AM

    A Holden man is charged with the murder of his girlfriend in Livingston Parish. 27-year-old Joseph Mixon is accused of shooting 42-year-old Brenda Myers to death. Deputies found Myers' body when they arrived to the house off Florida Blvd. A .38 caliber pistol was also recovered from the scene.... more »
  • Woman gets house arrest in murder for hire case

    August 19, 2010 8:45 AM

    A 46-year-old Eunice woman has been sentenced to three years' house arrest after agreeing to plead no contest to charges of attempting to hire a hit man to kill her estranged husband and his new girlfriend. The judge says the victims Logan Fournerat and Lori Beth Johnson requested the home... more »
  • Man gets life in Baton Rouge casino shooting

    August 13, 2010 6:30 AM

    A 38-year-old Donaldsonville man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2006 shooting death of his girlfriend in a Belle of Baton Rouge Casino parking lot. Patrick Wilson apologized to the family of Evindra Simon shortly before he was sentenced but said the shooting was accidental. An East... more »
  • Couple face charges after bank robbery

    August 6, 2010 6:46 AM

    Police say a homeless man and his pregnant girlfriend are accused of leaving her 3-year-old special-needs child alone in an Alexandria motel room while they went to commit a bank heist. The Town Talk reports police booked 36-year-old Jason Jackson, from Jefferson Parish, with armed robbery and three counts of... more »
  • Traffic stop leads to arrest of attempted murder suspect

    August 5, 2010 3:14 PM

    A man confessed to setting his girlfriend’s house on fire and shooting her when police pulled him over to give him a ticket for driving recklessly earlier this week. Traffic officers stopped 51-year-old Anthony K. White in Central City near the corner of Earhart Boulevard and Magnolia Street around... more »
  • St. Louis man sentenced to death in La.

    July 8, 2010 6:50 AM

    Dacarius Holliday has been formally sentenced to death for fatally beating his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in 2007. An East Baton Rouge Parish jury convicted the 33-year-old Holliday of first-degree murder in March. Three days later, the same jurors recommended that Holliday die by lethal injection for the killing of Darian... more »
  • Man accused of threatening La. lawmaker

    June 30, 2010 7:13 AM

    Carencro police arrested a Breaux Bridge man after he allegedly threatened a state representative who he claimed was having an affair with his girlfriend. Police say John Wesley Snelling allegedly demanded $20,000 from state Rep. Bobby Badon of Carencro in exchange for his promise not to go public with e-mails... more »
  • Ex-Feliciana official gets prison time

    June 29, 2010 6:26 AM

    A former East Feliciana Parish police juror accused of hitting a former girlfriend with a small board and his fist has been sentenced to one year in prison. State District Judge Tony Marabella immediately remanded Chris Ferguson Sr. Monday to the custody of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office... more »
  • Natchitoches man arrested in girlfriend's death

    June 24, 2010 6:41 AM

    Police say a 35-year-old Natchitoches woman was found dead from a gunshot wound early Wednesday morning. Rodney Barnes has been booked with second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, Chackawanda Moore Beard. Police say an argument between the two escalated, and Barnes allegedly pulled out a gun and shot... more »
  • Lesbian teen sues school over prom flap

    March 11, 2010 5:34 PM

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi is suing to force a school district to host a prom it canceled after a lesbian student asked to bring her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo. The federal lawsuit was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Oxford on behalf of 18-year-old Constance... more »
  • West Monroe man convicted of arson

    February 11, 2010 8:33 AM

    A Ouachita Parish jury convicts a 38-year-old West Monroe man of burning down an apartment building after his girlfriend threw him out. Jurors took two hours Wednesday to find Charles Lindsey guilty of aggravated arson and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. Nobody was hurt in the fire Aug. 22,... more »
  • Man gets 40 years in girlfriend's death

    February 3, 2010 7:25 AM

    A 57-year-old Lafayette man has pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge after setting his girlfriend on fire in August 2007. Wilbert Clark Jr. was sentenced to 40-years in prison for the death of Sandra Anderson, whom he set on fire at the couple's home. Attorneys for Clark say he poured... more »

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