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  • Bystander dies after being shot by undercover NYPD officer

    August 29, 2015 1:05 PM

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - New York City police say a bystander has died after he was accidentally shot by a plainclothes officer who also shot an armed suspect three times after an undercover gun buy went bad. Police say 61-year-old Felix Kumi of Mount Vernon died early Saturday. Authorities say... more »
  • Father of shooting victim talks gun control

    August 28, 2015 4:48 PM

    ROANOKE, Va. - The father of slain TV reporter Alison Parker says he will make it his mission to try to change gun laws. Andy Parker said outside of WDBJ-TV on Friday that he supports stronger gun laws and says people at gun shows should have to a background... more »
  • French official: 2 Americans subdued train gunman

    August 21, 2015 4:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says one U.S. military service member was injured Friday, apparently while trying to subdue a gunman who opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. The Pentagon says the service member does not have life-threatening injuries. Officials say three people were injured overall... more »
  • Gun at school in Ascension, third incident in third parish

    August 20, 2015 8:54 PM

    DUTCHTOWN - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies said a student was put into juvenile detention Thursday, a day after taking a gun to their high school. A sheriff's office spokesperson said an anonymous tip was made to a crime hotline, reporting a student brought a gun to Dutchtown High School... more »
  • McKinley student accused of carrying gun in backpack

    August 18, 2015 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A McKinley High School junior accused of bringing a gun to school was arrested Tuesday after a gun was found in a backpack. Members of the School Drug Task Force booked Owen Salgado Galo, 17, into the Parish Prison for illegal carrying of a weapon on... more »
  • Football player accused of bringing gun to high school Play Video

    August 17, 2015 5:55 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A football player at Plaquemine High School spent the weekend locked up in juvenile detention after investigators said he brought a loaded gun to Plaquemine High School Friday. Authorities said the gun, a .22-caliber Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistol, was found in an athletic locker. All of... more »
  • Man disrupts Mosque prayer ritual, brings gun inside check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 14, 2015 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is in custody Friday after entering a Mosque in Baton Rouge waving a gun, sending people in to a panic. He didn't fire the gun, but many members thought he was going to shoot when he entered the Islamic Center, on East Airport Avenue.... more »
  • Police investigating disturbance at Islamic Center

    August 14, 2015 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said Friday they're investigating an incident at the Islamic Center in Baton Rouge involving a man with a gun. Baton Rouge Police said around 9:20 p.m. Thursday they were called to the center near Louisiana State Police headquarters for reports of an armed man causing... more »
  • Cops: Loaded gun found in hollowed-out box resembling Bible

    August 13, 2015 12:43 PM

    NEW YORK - New York City police say they found a loaded gun inside a hollowed-out lockbox that resembles the Bible during a traffic stop. The container looked like a leather-bound King James Bible. But instead of the word of God, it contained a loaded Glock 17, 10 bullets... more »
  • Gun store offers free class to women with restraining orders Play Video

    August 11, 2015 7:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One gun store is offering free training to women who have restraining orders against abusive men. The owners of Precision Firearms and Indoor Range said they reached the decision because they're upset with the recent killing of Geismar resident Monica Johnson. Authorities said Johnson was... more »
  • Another plea deal in courthouse evidence theft scheme

    August 10, 2015 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The son of former State District Judge Kay Bates pleaded guilty Monday to malfeasance, possession of cocaine and obstruction related to a case against him where he was indicted for theft of cocaine and weapons from the evidence locker at the 19th Judicial District Courthouse in 2012.... more »
  • Man arrested, punched for trying to take officer's Taser

    August 6, 2015 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man was booked for resisting arrest after police said he tried to grab an officer's Taser during a struggle Wednesday night. Baton Rouge Police said officers were sent to Jackson Avenue over a fight between 48-year-old Lonald Ray Blakes and his wife. The... more »
  • No. 2 Senate Republican proposing gun background check bill

    August 5, 2015 11:13 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate's No. 2 Republican is introducing legislation that would reward states for sending more information about residents with serious mental problems to the federal background check system for firearms purchasers. And he's doing it with the National Rifle Association's support. The bill by Texas Sen.... more »
  • Police investigate report of shooting near National Mall

    August 4, 2015 5:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - Police say a gun has been recovered following a report of a shooting inside a car on the National Mall. U.S. Park Police spokeswoman Sgt. Lelani Woods says the gun was found on Rock Creek Parkway near the Kennedy Center following Tuesday afternoon's shooting. The vehicle was... more »
  • Police: Tourist from Texas took loaded guns to 9/11 memorial

    August 3, 2015 1:46 PM

    NEW YORK - A tourist from Texas was arrested over the weekend on charges she was packing two loaded handguns at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City, authorities said Monday. According to a criminal complaint, Elizabeth Enderli was visiting the site Saturday when she informed a police officer... more »
  • After Lafayette shooting, Schumers call for more gun control

    August 3, 2015 11:37 AM

    NEW YORK - Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with New York Sen. Charles Schumer to call for tighter gun control. She joined the senator Monday as he unveiled a three-part plan that would make it harder for violent criminals and the mentally ill to obtain... more »
  • Los Angeles leaders outlaw high-capacity gun magazines

    July 29, 2015 11:21 AM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban the possession of high-capacity gun magazines following deadly mass shootings nationwide. Tuesday's 12-0 vote closes a loophole in state law that banned the manufacture and sale of magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition - but not... more »
  • Houser never involuntarily committed or blocked from buying gun

    July 27, 2015 10:15 PM

    ATLANTA - Monday night, it became clear why Lafayette movie theater shooter John Houser was able to buy the gun used to kill two people and wound nine others: he was never involuntarily committed to a mental institution, thus making him eligible to purchase a firearm. Yahoo! posted through... more »
  • Shreveport cop suspended after gun found in airport luggage

    July 26, 2015 12:30 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after security officials at Shreveport Regional Airport found a handgun in his luggage. A statement from the Shreveport Police Department said Officer James Bass was detained Saturday morning after Transportation Security Administration authorities found the handgun.... more »
  • Man jailed for having gun at Louisiana military recruiting office

    July 22, 2015 3:07 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Police in Shreveport arrested a man for bringing an unloaded handgun to a military recruiting station. David S. Quinn was booked Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon. His arrest comes days after a man in Chattanooga shot at two military facilities, including a... more »
  • 18-year-old's video of gun-firing drone spurs investigation

    July 21, 2015 12:49 PM

    CLINTON - An 18-year-old Connecticut man may be in trouble with federal aviation officials after posting a video online that shows shots being fired from a drone that had been jury-rigged with a handgun. The FAA says it is investigating whether Austin Haghwout of Clinton violated its regulations, which prohibit... more »
  • Suspect shoots self in foot with officer's gun

    July 13, 2015 1:13 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Police said a burglary suspect shot himself in the foot this weekend in Lake Charles after his arrest using a gun which had been left in the back of an officer's vehicle. Lake Charles Police said 18-year-old Stacy Lamb injured himself in the shooting and two... more »
  • Cop in Nebraska killed by gun from Atlanta

    July 8, 2015 8:57 PM

    ATLANTA- A gun used to kill a police officer in Omaha, Nebraska was bought a woman who was a friend of the man who shot the officer. A federal agent says Jalita Johnson says she bought the gun but in reality, the agent says Marcus Wheeler gave her the money... more »
  • Police investigate two gun store heists check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 6, 2015 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Thieves have successfully burglarized two gun stores in the last month, making off with an undisclosed number of firearms. Most recently, Meaux's Guns on Mammoth Avenue was hit overnight. Police said the crooks swiped multiple guns. The store location was formerly Red Jacket Firearms. Police did... more »
  • Police say armed man at NC mall is a soldier

    July 3, 2015 9:36 AM

    FAYETTEVILLE, NC- Authorities say a Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a North Carolina mall after appearing there with an assault rifle and other military gear. Fayetteville police say Bryan Scott Wolfinger, 25, was arrested and charged with "going armed to the terror of the... more »
  • Felon accused of drug, gun possession

    May 29, 2015 12:04 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Sheriff's investigators arrested a Labadieville man after deputies said they found a gun and drugs in his home this week. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Assumption Parish narcotics agents and SWAT members searched the home of Kendell Jones, 32, on Thursday. During the search Waguespack said deputies found... more »
  • JPSO: Man killed after pointing gun at police

    May 9, 2015 11:34 AM

    HARVEY - A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputy shot and killed a man following a domestic dispute, according to the sheriff's office. The incident occurred in the 3000 block of Destrehan Avenue in Harvey. According to the JPSO, the male suspect confronted an ex-girlfriend and another man at... more »
  • Lawyer: Louisiana gun case against millionaire Durst dropped

    April 23, 2015 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An attorney for real estate heir Robert Durst says state weapon charges against him have been dropped, clearing the way for federal proceedings in New Orleans on similar charges. Durst, who faces a murder charge in an unrelated California case, remains jailed without bond in Louisiana. Lawyer... more »
  • Police officers wounded by gunfire

    March 16, 2015 1:59 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Two Los Angeles police officers were wounded by gunfire on Sunday, triggering an intense search for two suspects in South Los Angeles. The officers were wearing plainclothes and driving near a street intersection around 5:45 p.m. Sunday when someone opened fire, Det. Meghan Aguilar said. She... more »
  • Major survey shows gun ownership declining

    March 9, 2015 5:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - A major U.S. trend survey finds that the number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it's ever been. That decline is paralleled by a reduction in the number of Americans who hunt. According to the latest General Social Survey,... more »
  • Victim identified in early morning shooting

    March 1, 2015 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the victim who was found shot dead in his front yard early Sunday morning. Police identified the victim as 24-year-old Eddie Simon Jr. who was found with a gun wound to his head on 2800 73rd Ave. around 1:45 a.m. Authorities were originally dispatched... more »
  • 4-year-old shot when mom's gun falls from holster

    February 23, 2015 2:06 AM

    WASILLA, AK - A 4-year-old Alaska boy was shot in the leg Saturday when his mother's handgun fell out of its holster and fired. Alaska State Troopers say they took a call on the incident near Wasilla just before 11:30 a.m. Medics were treating the boy when they arrived. Troopers... more »
  • Principal, wife accused of having gun on campus

    January 23, 2015 3:58 PM

    AMITE - Sheriff's deputies accused a Christian academy principal and his wife in Livingston Parish of bringing an unloaded gun onto the school campus. Deputies charged 46-year-old Frank Mons and 47-year-old Caroline Mons with carrying a firearm on school property Friday. Frank Mons is the principal of Amite Christian... more »
  • Recap of a violent weekend in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 19, 2015 6:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A violent start to 2015 continued in Baton Rouge over the weekend, with several families now mourning the loss of loved ones to gun violence. Law enforcement agencies are investigating five shootings that resulted in four deaths. David Edwards, Jr., 17, was arrested for negligent homicide... more »
  • La. AG candidate uses Paris killings to raise money

    January 16, 2015 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A candidate for Louisiana attorney general is using claims that less gun control could have prevents recent Paris terror attacks in order to raise money and attention for his campaign. Jeff Landry, a Republican and former state representative, stated on his campaign website that if "liberal... more »
  • Arrest made accidental shooting death check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 10, 2015 8:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man is dead after what police said was an accident. The shooting happened in the 4900 block of Jefferson Avenue, Satuday afternoon. According to police, Demarcus Rheams, 20, and Jawan Billy, 19, was handling a gun in the back of a house when it... more »
  • Police: BB gun shots crack windows on Alcorn bus

    December 8, 2014 2:10 PM

    NATCHEZ, Miss.- Natchez police are investigating damage to Alcorn State University band bus by someone with a BB gun. Police say the bus was parked at a fast food restaurant on U.S. 61 North around 9 p.m. Sunday when someone allegedly drove by and shot at the bus with a... more »
  • Gun found in school bag, two students charged

    December 1, 2014 1:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators with the School Drug Task Force charged two 14-year-old boys with having a gun on a school campus in East Baton Rouge Monday. Task Force members said one 8th grade student brought an unloaded handgun with no magazine to Crestworth Middle School on Monday. Authorities... more »
  • Probe begins after officer fatally shoots boy

    November 24, 2014 2:42 AM

    CLEVELAND - Police say an orange safety indicator had been removed on a replica gun a 12-year-old boy Cleveland boy pulled from his waistband before being shot and killed by police. Officers had gone to a playground Saturday after getting a 911 call that someone was waving a "probably fake"... more »
  • Report: Toddler shot playing with gun

    November 22, 2014 4:56 PM

    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. - The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says a 3-year-old boy is in serious condition after being shot in the mouth - reportedly as he and a 4-year-old neighbor were playing with a gun. Lt. Susy Johnson says the 911 call came late Friday night after the boy's... more »
  • Man arrested near White House had gun in car

    November 19, 2014 3:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Secret Service arrested a 41-year-old Iowa man one block from the White House today after a search of his car uncovered a rifle and ammunition, law enforcement officials confirmed to ABC News. The man, R.J. Kapheim, from Davenport, Iowa, approached a uniform division officer on the... more »
  • Gun sales surge ahead of jury's Ferguson decision

    November 19, 2014 2:04 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Suburban St. Louis gun dealers are reporting a surge in sales, especially among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. Steven King of Metro Shooting Supplies says he's sold two to three... more »
  • Attorney General Caldwell opposes Maryland gun law

    November 17, 2014 3:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has joined 20 other state attorneys general in opposing Maryland's gun law. The brief from the attorneys general was filed this past week in U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Baltimore. They argue Maryland's law violates citizens' rights to keep and... more »
  • Teacher takes plea after gun discharges at school

    November 5, 2014 1:52 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah schoolteacher whose gun accidentally went off in an elementary school bathroom is agreeing to pay a fine and take a firearm-safety class as part of a plea deal. Authorities say Michelle Montgomery has already paid $200 to replace a toilet that exploded when her... more »
  • Man wanted for gun theft at hardware store

    September 27, 2014 2:49 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - A warrant is out for a man responsible for stealing guns at a hardware store Friday. Deputies say Kez Quintel Gipson, 20, stole guns at Sagona's True Value Hardware store on the 6100 block of LA hwy 1 in Paincourtville. Detectives ask anyone with information to... more »
  • Ten guns still missing in heist caught on camera check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 11, 2014 9:24 PM

    JACKSON - Authorities said they caught the man seen in surveillance video helping himself to weaponry at a gun shop in East Feliciana Parish early Wednesday morning. Cameras at Thompson Creek Sporting Goods on La 10 recorded the heist and investigators said Braelin Whitfield is caught on video. The... more »
  • Gun heist caught on camera

    September 10, 2014 10:04 PM

    JACKSON- A man was caught on camera helping himself to weapons inside a sporting goods store in East Feliciana Parish early Wednesday morning. Cameras at Thompson Creek Sporting Goods on La 10 recorded the heist. A man is seen walking into the store with a bag and filling it... more »
  • Officer in wheelchair terminated, not certified to fire weapon check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 9, 2014 10:36 PM

    BRUSLY - A school resource officer, who should have been certified to fire his department-issued weapon, was terminated by Interim Brusly Police Chief Richie Johnson because he was not able to officially carry a gun. Gill Banta was hired in December 2008 at the direction of then-Chief Jamie Whaley.... more »
  • Lawmakers give themselves expanded weapons rights

    May 29, 2014 1:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers will be able to carry concealed weapons in most public buildings, under a bill that has received final passage. The bill by Franklin Sen. Bret Allain started as a proposal to let lawmakers carry concealed handguns in the Louisiana Capitol. Senators rejected the idea. So, the... more »
  • Gun found in elementary classroom

    May 5, 2014 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities in Baton Rouge are investigating a gun found in a classroom of Westdale Heights Elementary on Monday afternoon. Police say the unloaded .25 caliber handgun was found on the classroom floor. All the students in the class were searched and questioned. No word yet... more »
  • Schools remain gun-free after weapons bill pulled check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 16, 2014 2:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Chalmette lawmaker shelved his proposal to let school employees who have a concealed handgun permit to go to work armed. Rep. Ray Garofalo pulled his bill Wednesday after getting negative feedback from the House criminal justice committee. Garofalo said he wanted to send a message that violent... more »
  • Student in Calcasieu arrested for bringing gun to school

    April 11, 2014 12:11 PM

    SULPHUR - Sheriff deputies in Calcasieu Parish have arrested a middle school student for bringing a gun to school. The 14-year-old was arrested Thursday. Officials at W. W. Lewis Middle School in Sulphur say students told the assistant principal about a student who brought a gun to school... more »
  • Thieves rob woman in labor

    March 3, 2014 7:30 PM

    ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND- A strange thing happened to a woman in labor headed to the hospital. She and her boyfriend were robbed by three men with guns. The couple was confronted by the thieves as they left their apartment. The boyfriend took off and the robbers tried to... more »
  • Bail bondsman arrested for illegally firing gun

    February 28, 2014 2:51 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE- A bail bondsman has been arrested in Assumption Parish, after authorities say he illegally fired his weapon. Deputies say Tyrone Williams, owner of Tyrone Bail Bond Service, was running down a fugitive that was wanted in Lafourche Parish for Contempt of Court and Issuing Worthless Checks. They... more »
  • Student caught with gun at McKinley

    February 28, 2014 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - School Drug Task Force members arrested a McKinley High School Friday after investigators said he was caught with a gun on campus. The task force was called to the school at 11:00 a.m. after reports of a student acting suspiciously. Officers found a loaded .380 handgun... more »
  • Officials consider change to Zachary gun law check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 18, 2014 10:32 PM

    ZACHARY - City leaders want to consider changing an outdated law that allows guns to be fired anywhere in city limits. The ordinance was intended for rural areas before the city began to expand. After a couple of complaints about gunshot noises, the council and mayor are considering... more »
  • Shreveport student brings loaded gun clip to school

    January 8, 2014 2:50 PM

    SHREVEPORT- A student at Youree Drive Middle School in Shreveport has been arrested after allegedly bringing a 9mm clip loaded with bullets to campus. The school was locked down for nearly two hours Wednesday as police searched for weapons after authorities discovered the gun magazine. Caddo Parish Schools System officials... more »
  • Man in Santa Claus suit shot with pellet gun

    December 24, 2013 2:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - Police say a man dressed as Santa delivering toys in southeast Washington, D.C., was popped in the back with a pellet gun as he walked down the street. He is now recovering in the hospital. Police say the man heard a popping sound a felt a... more »
  • Student arrested with pellet gun

    November 6, 2013 2:05 PM

    HOUMA - Sheriff's deputies arrested a 16-year-old student after they said he brought a pellet gun to Houma Junior High in Terrebonne Parish. Detectives said they found the pellet pistol inside the waistband of the student's pants. He was taken to the Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Justice Center and... more »
  • Two students arrested after gun found at junior high

    October 9, 2013 11:33 AM

    MANDEVILLE - Two students were arrested after a loaded handgun was found in a boy's restroom at Mandeville Junior High School. The school was placed on lockdown and parents were informed with a "robo call". Police say students alerted school officials about rumors that a student had a... more »
  • Pay attention, he's got a gun

    October 8, 2013 7:27 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO- Passengers on a light rail train were so absorbed in their phones and tablets they didn't see a man flashing a gun several times, who's accused of shooting a college student. Justin Valdez was shot in the back of the head as he got off the train. Nikhom... more »
  • Robbery suspect living with PTSD check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 7, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of a man who pulled a gun in a Subway store last week says he is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Gerri Hobdy says the veteran soldier has been formally diagnosed with PTSD, and his actions last week were a cry for help.... more »
  • BRPD: Man robbed restaurant for sandwich check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 2, 2013 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is in jail after police said he forced a couple of "sandwich artists" to make a 12-inch roast beef sub at gunpoint. Investigators said Daniel Hobdy, 29, walked into the Subway restaurant on Burbank and demanded the employees make him a sandwich. After the... more »
  • Crooks wanted after gun-toting tirade

    October 1, 2013 10:32 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Sheriff's deputies are on the hunt for two guys who walked into a store east of town with their guns drawn and held the clerk at bay while they tore up the sales counter. Their tirade was caught on security video. The video shows one man holding... more »
  • 8th-grader arrested after gun found at school in Baton Rouge

    September 12, 2013 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An eighth-grader at Beechwood Superintendent Academy in Baton Rouge has been arrested after an unloaded gun was found in his back pack. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says an on-campus deputy was notified by a school administrator who received a tip about a weapon at the... more »
  • 4 Independence High students arrested

    September 11, 2013 8:19 AM

    INDEPENDENCE - Four Independence High School students have been arrested after a campus-wide search uncovered prescription pills and an unloaded handgun. Assistant Superintendent Lionel Jackson says a school resource officer suspected students were smoking marijuana on campus early Tuesday. Officers with the Independence Police Department, the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
  • iPad video could be key in George Zimmerman case

    September 10, 2013 12:06 PM

    LAKE MARY, Fla. - Police investigating a domestic dispute between George Zimmerman and his estranged wife say video from Shellie Zimmerman's iPad may be crucial evidence in determining whether any charges are filed. Lake Mary Police Department spokesman Zach Hudson said Tuesday that the iPad captured video of the dispute,... more »
  • Gonzales man arrested for dispute involving gun

    September 4, 2013 3:07 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A man accused in a disturbance involving a gun in Ascension Parish is now behind bars. On August 29, deputies went to 15009 Beau Jon Ave. in Prarieville, where they found two men fighting on the floor of a bedroom. Carlos Jackson then began fighting with... more »
  • La. joins NRA, other states in gun sales petition

    September 4, 2013 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell signed on with 21 other state attorneys general to an NRA petition asking the Supreme Court to overturn a ban against handgun sales to people younger than 21. The petition to overturn the ban was filed in August and notes a... more »
  • 8-year-old shooter kills woman Thursday evening

    August 22, 2013 9:19 PM

    SLAUGHTER- State Police are assisting East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's investigators in a case where an eight-year-old boy shot a woman in the head. The unidentified woman died at the scene deputies said Thursday night. The shooting happened just after 5 p.m. at a mobile home community on Highway... more »
  • Juvenile arrested after threats with replica gun

    August 19, 2013 1:10 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police arrested a juvenile in Thibodaux after they said he threatened someone with what looked like an assault rifle early Saturday morning. Police said when they tracked down the juvenile they found out the gun was actually an Airsoft rifle meant to look like an AR-15 which... more »
  • Investigative Unit: judge's son has accounts frozen

    August 14, 2013 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man accused of stealing drugs and other items from the evidence locker at the 19th Judicial Clerk of Court's Office said he made around $200,000 of the loot. He is believed to have stashed the money in numerous bank accounts, which were frozen the WBRZ News 2... more »
  • Look what I found

    July 30, 2013 7:38 PM

    PRESCOTT, ARIZONA- A boy digging for worms found a gun buried near his home in northern Arizona. The stainless-steel .38-caliber revolver was in a plastic bag along with one bullet just under the dirt's surface. The nine-year-old was not identified. Police say it appears the gun was only covered up... more »
  • Six indicted for evidence room cocaine, gun thefts

    July 18, 2013 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grand jury handed up indictments for six people, including a judge's son, in connection with a scheme which led to the theft of cocaine and weapons from the evidence locker at the 19th Judicial District Courthouse last year. The indictment includes charges of malfeasance in... more »
  • Road rage on I-20 in La. lands Texan in jail

    July 12, 2013 9:10 AM

    MINDEN- A road rage incident involving a gun on Interstate 20 in Louisiana has landed a Texas man in jail. State police say the alleged victim was traveling west on I-20 near Minden around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when the driver of a small pickup began tailgating and making inappropriate hand... more »
  • LSP: Man arrested after BB gun brought to Capitol

    June 20, 2013 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a man today who State Police said brought a BB gun which looked like a rifle to the State Capitol Building. Sgt. J. B. Slaton with LSP charged Russell W. Vaughn, 32, of Greenwell Springs with resisting arrest after he was arrested by the... more »
  • BRPD: One arrested, stolen NOPD gun used in killing

    June 20, 2013 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested one person after a deadly shooting in Baton Rouge overnight which they said involved a gun stolen from New Orleans Police. Lt. Don Kelly said Baton Rouge Police arrested Jermaine Ruffen, 29, on suspicion of shooting and killing Anthony Jerard Jones, 29, and injuring... more »
  • Gun-toting woman wanted for intersection tirade

    June 18, 2013 8:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies are looking for a woman who, it appears, couldn't hold her temper, and made some outlandish remarks at a stop light. A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Crystal Renee Price, 25, got out of her car on Greenwell Street at Silverleaf,... more »
  • Senate leader won't weaken gun background checks

    June 13, 2013 1:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he won't accept watered-down background checks as the price for pushing gun control legislation through the Senate. The Nevada Democrat isn't getting into specifics. But gun control advocates have worried that if Democrats are trying to declare victory on the issue, they... more »
  • Lawmakers pass bill protecting ID of gun owners

    June 6, 2013 1:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Journalists, bloggers or anyone else will be prohibited from publicly identifying applicants for concealed handgun permits in Louisiana. A bill that will make it a misdemeanor crime to release the information received final passage Thursday and heads to Gov. Bobby Jindal's desk. The House approved the measure... more »

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