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  • Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

    July 28, 2015 11:42 AM

    CARROLLTON - John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised... more »
  • Gonzales man and 16-year-old runaway arrested on drug charges

    July 17, 2015 12:07 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish deputies charged a Gonzales man for illegal possession of drugs and stolen firearms Thursday. Deputies received a complaint that Fabian Mills, 40, went to a woman's house and demanded to find her son, who allegedly stole $5,000 worth of heroin and a firearm from Mills.... more »
  • To shoot or not to shoot check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2015 11:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some ministers got a first hand-experience of what it's like to be a police officer Thursday. The group of clergy have been meeting with city police for seminars and participating in scenarios, learning what it means to make split-second decisions in real-life situations. "I think... more »
  • Police to offer "Gas for Guns" exchange in Zachary

    July 8, 2015 12:17 PM

    ZACHARY - Law enforcement agencies announced plans to hold a "gas for guns" exchange in Zachary later this month. Police will be giving out gift cards worth up to $300 between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, July 25 at the Zachary Community Center at 5746 Rollins Road. ... more »
  • Feds announce bust of violent drug ring in BR, Ascension

    July 2, 2015 2:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal authorities unsealed an indictment Thursday against 39 people who investigators claim were part of a "violent" drug trafficking network which used a daycare to store and distribute cocaine in the Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish areas. The indictments, part of " Operation Third World ,"... more »
  • Two men arrested in Plattenville on multiple drug charges

    June 23, 2015 4:45 PM

    PLATTENVILLE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics division discovered drug paraphernalia, crack cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, synthetic marijuana and two guns during a search warrant in Plattenville Friday. Oscar Davis,38, of Plattenville and Alex Cedotal, 51 of Pierre Part were booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center Friday, according... more »
  • Former clerk pleads guilty in evidence room thefts

    June 2, 2015 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former clerk of court accused of helping steal cocaine and weapons from an evidence locker at the Baton Rouge courthouse pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of cocaine possession and principal to malfeasance in office. Debra Bell admitted in court she took the drugs from the... more »
  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    May 18, 2015 2:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - A unanimous Supreme Court says the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities. The justices ruled Monday in favor of Tony Henderson, a former U.S. Border Patrol agent arrested and charged... more »
  • JPSO: Drugs, guns found after deadly shootout

    April 8, 2015 2:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sheriff's investigators in Jefferson Parish said they found guns and drugs in the vehicle of a man shot and killed during a firefight with deputies this week. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office held a press conference Wednesday where they laid out two handguns, extended ammunition clips,... more »
  • Real estate heir Durst indicted on Louisiana firearm charges

    April 8, 2015 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A prosecutor's spokesman says millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst has been indicted on two weapons charges from his March arrest in Louisiana. Chris Bowman of the Orleans Parish district attorney's office said Wednesday that a grand jury charged Durst with possession of a firearm by a... more »
  • Saddam Hussein guns

    March 25, 2015 8:00 PM

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY- A man admitted he tried to sell some guns believed to have been owned by Saddam Hussein's family and he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transport stolen firearms in federal court. David Philip Ryan of Miami faces up to five years in prison and will be... more »
  • ATF drops ammo ban after public comments check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 12, 2015 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The federal government scrapped a controversial plan to ban the sale of a type of ammo used in AR-15 rifles this week. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms announced there are no more plans to purse banning the military style ammo known as "green tips."... more »
  • Lawmakers taking another crack at expanding gun checks

    March 3, 2015 4:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is returning to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to help kick-start a longshot campaign to expand criminal background checks to all commercial firearms sales. Similar legislation that sought to expand background checks failed to get a hearing in the House last session. With the GOP... more »
  • Teen dead after shooting on Tennessee St.

    February 22, 2015 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A teen is dead after a shooting in Baton Rouge Saturday night. It happened around 9:00 p.m. on Tennessee St. Neighbors told News 2 that the teen and his friends were playing with a gun when the teenager was shot. Police arrested a shooter... more »
  • Dozens of guns taken off the streets

    February 21, 2015 7:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple people turned in their unused guns, Saturday, at Elm Grove Baptist Church. The Sheriff's office along with state and city police with the District Attorney's office hosted the annual Gas for Guns event. This was the 5th year law enforcement put the event together,... more »
  • Exchange 'Gas for Guns' this weekend check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 19, 2015 5:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - BRAVE continues to get guns off the streets of Baton Rouge through their 'Gas for Guns' program. You can exchange your firearms for up to $300 in fuel money. Since the program began, they've given out more than $40,000 in gas cards and have $40,000 more... more »
  • Former 'Sons of Guns' star pleads not guilty in Livingston Parish

    January 15, 2015 2:24 PM

    LIVINGSTON- A former reality TV star has made his plea in a Livingston Parish courtroom. William Hayden pleaded "not guilty" to the rape charges he is facing there. The charges are connected to his arrest, where he's accused of sexually abusing an eleven year-old, and suspected attacks against... more »
  • Accidental shooting sparks conversation in the church check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 11, 2015 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The accidental shooting that took one man's life and put another behind bars, has some community leaders talking. The shooting happened Saturday afternoon in the 4900 block of Jefferson Avenue. Demarcus Rheams, 20, and Jawan Billy, 19, were in the back of a house handling... more »
  • Santa exercises 2nd amendment rights check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 26, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Santa Claus exercised his second amendment rights this year, dropping off hundreds of new guns and accessories to the good boys and girls of south Louisiana. It's why gun retailers prepared for a rush today as people were ready to spend Christmas money and deck out... more »
  • Wreck to cover burglary for guns

    December 2, 2014 7:57 PM

    BURIEN, WASHINGTON- A driver crashed into a sporting goods store and police say he did it on purpose to steal guns and then tried to hide in the ceiling. The accused thief was arrested after a four-hour stand-off with authorities. The vehicle crashed through a metal grate and... more »
  • Law enforcement takes aim at toy guns check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 2, 2014 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Toy guns will not be collected for some local toy drives since they look too much like the real thing. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and the Constable's Office will hand out nearly 3,000 toys to kids this Christmas. Constable Reginald Brown says none... more »
  • Record number of guns seized at airports

    November 24, 2014 7:39 PM

    WASHINGTON- The TSA has confiscated a record number of guns at airports this year. Through November 17, 1,931 travelers have been caught trying to board planes with guns in carry-ons, which surpasses last year's total. The busiest travel days of the year are still ahead. TSA also confiscated... more »
  • Suicide guns at auction

    October 30, 2014 7:51 PM

    GREENSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA- A coroner in western Pennsylvania is about to auction off about 100 guns used in suicides and other accidental shooting deaths. Coroner Ken Bacha says state law says local governments have to sell unclaimed property with the proceeds going to help fund county government. The office... more »
  • Even an Ozarks coroner gets surplus military guns

    October 6, 2014 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Defense Department giveaway program that equips local police with surplus military weapons also supplies guns to government agencies with limited law-enforcement powers and a questionable need for high-powered firearms. An Arkansas coroner got a rifle, a handgun and a Humvee. Military-grade weapons also have gone to... more »
  • Brusly Police searching for its own missing guns check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 9, 2014 4:09 PM

    BRUSLY - An audit found that 20 guns went missing from the Brusly Police Department while former Chief of Police Jamie Whaley ran the department. In a four year span handguns, shotguns and assault rifles vanished from the department. Brusly Mayor Joey Normand says the town is doing everything... more »
  • Hunting gear free from sales tax this weekend check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2014 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies will be exempt from state and local sales taxes Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7. "If you're ready to go gun shopping," Bryce Moreland said, as he shopped for ammunition. "Now's the time to do it." This is one of... more »
  • Sales tax free for hunters Sept. 5-7

    September 1, 2014 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies are exempt from state and local sales taxes this weekend. The 2014 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday runs Friday through Sunday and applies to individual consumer purchases of hunting gear, including firearms, ammunition, archery supplies, hunting apparel and off-road... more »
  • Hunting sales tax holiday weekend begins today check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2014 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana hunters will have a chance to outfit themselves for the coming season with a weekend of state and local sales tax exemptions during the annual 2014 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday. Today through Sunday, individual consumer purchases of guns, ammunition and other hunting... more »
  • Sheriff: 74 guns turned in at "Gas for Guns"

    August 23, 2014 8:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office says 74 firearms were turned in at Saturday's "Gas for Guns" exchange. That includes 53 handguns, 12 rifles, and 9 shot guns. It's part of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination's mission to make the streets of Baton Rouge safer.... more »
  • Father describes shooting intruder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2014 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A father in Baton Rouge who police said shot an intruder in his daughter's home said if he found himself in the same situation, he'd do the same thing all over again. "It had to be me or him. So, it had to be him instead... more »
  • Corrections dept. audit: Guns, vests missing

    July 8, 2014 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new state audit finds a dozen guns and more than three dozen bulletproof vests belonging to state's Department of Public Safety and Corrections went missing over the past few years and haven't been found. The Advocate reports the audit exposing the missing corrections gear prompted the... more »
  • Gun ban at Target

    July 2, 2014 8:01 PM

    Minneapolis, Minnesota- Target asked customers to leave their guns at home. In an online message on Wednesday, the interim-CEO said guns in stores create "an Environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create." But, John Mulligan says Target will abide... more »
  • Three arrested, drugs and guns seized in raid

    June 13, 2014 1:56 PM

    PATTERSON - Detectives reported finding guns, drugs, and cash after a raid on a St. Mary Parish home earlier this week. Sheriff's deputies arrested 32-year-old Jonathan Henry, 28-year-old Ashley Marie Dowdy, and 38-year-old Benjamin Joseph Henry after the raid Thursday. Members of the Narcotics Division at St. Mary... more »
  • Police release pictures of burger joint robbers

    June 5, 2014 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday night, police released security video of two men who robbed a fast food restaurant near downtown earlier this week. Police said the two men, who have not been identified, held McDonald's employees at gunpoint in a quick robbery where one ran around the counter and... more »
  • House agrees to exempt lawmakers from gun limits

    May 27, 2014 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A measure that would allow legislators to carry concealed weapons in public buildings, except the Louisiana Capitol, is nearing final passage after getting approval from the House. The House voted 79-12 Tuesday to back the bill by Franklin Sen. Bret Allain, a Republican. Under the bill, lawmakers... more »
  • High court rejects appeal on gun rights in public

    May 5, 2014 8:47 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Supreme Court has turned away another case over whether Americans have a constitutional right to be armed in public. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling upholding a New Jersey requirement for gun owners to show an urgent need to carry a handgun... more »
  • Five arrested in synthetic marijuana investigation

    April 23, 2014 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five arrests were made with drugs, guns, and money seized in an investigation by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office into the sale of synthetic marijuana. Narcotics detectives along with SWAT, K-9, and Baton Rouge Police SWAT executed three search warrants early Wednesday morning. Detectives seized... more »
  • La. legislative session reaches its midway point

    April 19, 2014 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's three-month legislative session has reached its halfway point with few issues settled. Lawmakers have taken a long Easter break before getting into the most intense work of the session that must end June 2. Efforts to raise Louisiana's minimum wage and let school teachers carry guns... more »
  • Recovered guns part of art project in New Orleans

    April 16, 2014 12:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Weapons will become raw materials for artists in a project getting underway in New Orleans. City officials and civic leaders were set to gather Wednesday at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in the city's Warehouse District to announce the project that is being called "Guns in the Hands... more »
  • Bill allowing concealed guns in restaurants advances

    April 2, 2014 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bill allowing concealed handgun permit holders and off-duty police officers to come armed to restaurants serving alcohol has the backing of the House Criminal Justice Committee. The committee voted 9-4 to advance the bill Wednesday. Metairie Rep. Joe Lopinto says he sponsored the measure to clear... more »
  • 7 arrested, weapons and drugs seized in BRAVE raids check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 7, 2014 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A number of law enforcement agencies are taking the next step to get rid of group-related violence in East Baton Rouge Parish. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, along with the Baton Rouge Police Department, State Police and the East Baton Rouge District Office executed a number... more »
  • More guns at TSA checkpoints

    January 14, 2014 7:17 PM

    WASHINGTON- The number of guns confiscated by TSA agents at airport checkpoints is on the rise. Last year, 1,828 guns were found compared to 1,123 in 2010. The most were confiscated at Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International followed by Dallas-Fort Worth. The policy is that guns,ammunition and gun... more »
  • Police: Three arrested for guns at Basketball Game

    January 11, 2014 2:22 PM

    SLIDELL - Slidell police say three teens were arrested for bringing a gun to a high school basketball game. 18-year-old Steven Warren, 19-year-old Rico Bedford, and 18-year-old Terrence Bedford were all arrested for being in possesion of .38 caliber handgun. They are charged with carrying a firearm on school... more »
  • Guns taken in pawn shop break-in

    December 31, 2013 2:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police are searching for three suspects in the theft of about 20 handguns from a pawn shop in the city's Gentilly neighborhood. Investigators say the men broke into the shop about 4 a.m. on Tuesday. Surveillance video shows the men breaking into the shop on Gentilly Boulevard and... more »
  • Gas for Guns back for third year check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 13, 2013 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The 3rd annual Gas for Guns, a drive to get unsecured guns off the streets, is scheduled for Saturday in East Baton Rouge Parish. The program is a chance for people to turn in their unwanted guns with no questions asked. The goal is to keep... more »
  • Guns stolen from camps

    November 8, 2013 10:28 PM

    KENTWOOD- Hunting guns are among the items stolen from fishing and hunting camps in northern Tangipahoa Parish. The sheriff's office said Friday, several weekend retreats have been burglarized along Highway 51 near the Mississippi state line. Sometimes, the thieves have broken in with force. A spokesperson said pellet... more »
  • Judge's son faces arraignment in drug theft

    October 17, 2013 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Three people accused of stealing items from the 19th Judicial Clerk of Court's Office will appear before a judge Thursday for arraignment. One of the defendants, William Colvin, is the son of State District Judge Kay Bates. He's accused, along with his girlfriend Debra Bell,... more »
  • Hunters scouting for tax free weekend check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 5, 2013 3:10 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Today hunters were hitting hunting gear stores to scout what to buy this weekend when they'll save around 9 percent on state and local sales taxes. It's part of the state's Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday. The holiday runs Friday through Sunday. Business expect to be... more »
  • Second amendment tax holiday this weekend

    September 5, 2013 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Retailers are gearing up for Louisiana's annual Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday, which starts this weekend. Consumers will not have to pay state sales tax on guns, ammunition, or hunting supplies purchased Friday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 8. For a complete list of what... more »
  • Mixed feelings in La. about teen handgun sales ban check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2013 4:47 PM

    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 »
  • Sorrento Police Chief explains how he was grazed by bullet check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 1, 2013 4:15 PM

    BELLE RIVER - Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot says he was grazed by a bullet this week while getting his Belle River camp ready for the Labor Day weekend. "I was just like this getting stuff out of my truck, and I heard the shot and I turned and... more »
  • Tangipahoa deputies recover stolen guns

    August 21, 2013 8:16 AM

    KENTWOOD - Authorities have recovered two guns stolen last week from a Hammond Police Department vehicle. Tangipahoa sheriff's deputies say the vehicle, a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe, was burglarized on La. 1054 in Kentwood sometime between 10 p.m. Thursday and 6:30 a.m. Friday. The thieves took two firearms from... more »
  • 2 firearms stolen from Hammond Police unit

    August 16, 2013 4:56 PM

    KENTWOOD - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says two guns were stolen from a Hammond Police Department vehicle. The police unit, a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe, was burglarized on La. 1054 in Kentwood. Dawn Panepinto, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, says the thieves took the weapons from the vehicle sometime... more »
  • Weed, meth, guns found during various drug arrests check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 9, 2013 6:44 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies made six arrests and netted thousands of dollars worth of drugs during three separate incidents across the parish. On Monday in French Settlement, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance on Mitchell Road, where they found Keith Whetstine, 51, and a battered Amber Smith,... more »
  • Man arrested after toddler found with AK-47, drugs

    August 8, 2013 1:51 PM

    BAKER - Police arrested an East Baton Rouge man after they said they found a stash of drugs and guns in the same room as his 10-month-old daughter. Baker Police Chief Mike Knapps said officers arrested Brenton Johnson Jr., 22, after a joint narcotics investigation with the East Baton... more »
  • Police make four arrests in BR narcotics investigation

    August 1, 2013 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police seized guns, drugs, and cash during a narcotics investigation around Baton Rouge recently. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers arrested four people on July 30: 31-year-old Ricardo Phillips, 29-year-old Randy Phillips, 28-year-old Kenneth Sterling, and 52-year-old Jonathan Shaffer, all of whom were charged with drug possession... more »
  • 2 men booked with 67 burglary counts

    July 12, 2013 9:46 AM

    AMITE - Deputies say two Tangipahoa Parish men were arrested on 67 counts each of burglary and four counts of possession of stolen firearms following a string of thefts at the Robert Mini Storage Lot. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto says more than 60 units at the storage facility were... more »
  • Students accused of selling guns on campus

    June 4, 2013 7:39 PM

    STUART, FLORIDA- Five students at a private Christian high school in Martin County, Florida are accused of selling stolen guns on campus. The kids are from Community Christian Academy and range in age from 15 to 17. School administrators got a tip about the sales to other students and called... more »
  • Kids learn guns and games don't mix

    June 1, 2013 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Kids are learning an important lesson: that guns and games don't mix. Today the Department of Justice launched their summer campaign to teach children about gun safety. At Howell Park agents demonstrated how dangerous playing with a gun can be and educated parents about opening a... more »
  • Concealed gun permits could get more protection check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 7, 2013 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A law that would add penalties to anyone who publishes or releases the names of people with concealed carry gun permits got some backing at the Capitol today. The Senate Judicary Committee C voted favorably on HB 8 by Rep. Jeff Thompson (R) of Bossier City. ... more »
  • NRA's new president has penchant for bold words

    May 4, 2013 10:41 AM

    HOUSTON - The incoming leader of the National Rifle Association has a penchant for bold statements that are sure to inflame an already explosive national debate over gun control. James Porter assumes the presidency on Monday after the group's national convention wraps up in Houston. The Alabama attorney is currently... more »
  • Bill could allow guns in restaurants check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 2, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A bill making headway in the legislature could allow people to bring weapons into restaurants. The proposed law, authored by Rep. Henry Burns (R-Haughton), has already been approved by the House and is pending a Senate Judiciary hearing. Burns told News 2, the law was originally... more »
  • Task force: Drug "big timer" busted, 100 lbs. of pot taken check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 11, 2013 4:16 PM

    BAKER - Police said they broke the back of a large drug operation Thursday. Three people were arrested and about 100 pounds of marijuana was seized along with other drugs and guns. Chief Mike Knaps said narcotics officers arrested Lawrence LeBlanc, Stefanie Davis, and Elzy Hollis on several... more »
  • More deputies patrol Ascension Parish schools

    April 2, 2013 5:39 PM

    DUTCHTOWN - More Ascension Parish deputies will patrol schools in the district soon. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has extra deputies shadowing current school resource officers as they patrol school buildings, part of a program that will boost the number of deputies watching over students to 16. "Now... more »
  • Assault weapons ban won't be in Dems' gun bill

    March 19, 2013 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate's top Democrat says he wants to bring a gun bill to the Senate with enough support to overcome any Republican efforts to block debate. And Harry Reid says that meant leaving out a proposed assault weapons ban. Reid says even using "the most optimistic numbers," there... more »
  • Police arrest one, seize drugs and guns in search

    February 22, 2013 11:56 AM

    BAKER - Police arrested one person and seized guns and drugs during an early-morning search today in Baker. Police Chief Mike Knaps said investigators arrested Calvin Stewman at a residence on Greenwood Lane in suspicion of marijuana possession and having drugs and guns. Knaps said agents served a... more »
  • Lawmaker wants suggestions on school safety

    February 20, 2013 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state lawmaker is seeking ideas from educators and parents about ways to improve school safety. Covington Rep. John Schroder leads the House homeland security committee. He's asking people to send their comments to schoolsafetycomments@legis.la.gov. Schroder's committee held a hearing to get suggestions from state education... more »
  • Obama to promote his agenda to House Democrats

    February 7, 2013 2:50 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is promoting his second-term agenda to House Democrats, eager to keep them unified as a bulwark against a Republican majority on issues ranging from the economy to immigration to guns. Obama is meeting with Democratic lawmakers Thursday during their retreat in Lansdowne, Va., one day... more »
  • Background checks peak in week after Conn shooting

    January 28, 2013 3:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - The FBI says the week following the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting massacre saw the greatest number of background checks for firearms sales and permits to carry guns conducted within a one-week period since 1998. The FBI says the second highest week was when President Barack Obama announced sweeping plans... more »
  • Lawmakers discuss school security check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 17, 2013 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana Legislators are trying to figure out the best ways to keep children safe in school, following last months massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary that left 20 children dead. The Homeland Security Committee met for hours at the Capitol to discuss ways to improve security and look... more »
  • Panetta defends Obama's gun control package

    January 17, 2013 6:42 AM

    VICENZA, Italy - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he doesn't understand why anyone outside the military needs assault weapons or armor-piercing bullets. During a visit with U.S. troops in northern Italy on Thursday, Panetta defended President Barack Obama's sweeping gun control package. A soldier asked Panetta what steps... more »
  • Gun owners react to Obama proposals check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 16, 2013 6:15 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- After President Obama proposed sweeping changes to gun laws dozens of people flooded BJ Pawn to purchase weapons and accessories they think could be outlawed. Carl Tanner was buying one of the hottest items, high capacity ammunition clips. "I'm picking up some mags for my guns,... more »
  • Arrests made after guns stolen from deputies' vehicles

    January 11, 2013 4:41 PM

    WALKER - Deputies arrested several people recently in connection with the theft of guns and other items from two law enforcement units in Walker. Spokesperson Lori Steele with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said on Jan. 7 investigators arrested Joseph Baldwin, 26, after finding his DNA at the crime... more »
  • Guns for protection is topic at meeting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 9, 2013 9:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The top four guns for personal protection was the topic at the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker luncheon. Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Greg Phares and coroner Beau Clark took part in the discussion. East Baton Rouge Parish Republican Party Chairman Woody Jenkins says the meeting was a... more »
  • Livingston Parish Sheriff's car burglarized

    January 4, 2013 1:15 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A burglar broke into a Livingston Parish Sheriff's car, stealing weapons and other items. The sheriff's office says it happened in the early hours of January 2, 2013. Investigators say detectives are still conducting an inventory of the stolen items. Anyone with information on this... more »
  • Ascension Parish burglary suspect surrenders

    January 2, 2013 10:44 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A Prairieville man sought in connection with the theft of $30,000 in jewelry and guns from an Ascension Parish home has been arrested and returned to the parish from Georgia. According to the sheriff's office, 32-year-old Shane Medine surrendered to authorities in Gwinnett County, Ga., and arrived at... more »
  • NY woman arrested in connection with slaying of two

    December 28, 2012 2:15 PM

    WEBSTER, N.Y.- Police say a 24-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the ambush slaying of two volunteer firefighters responding to a house fire in upstate New York. New York State Police Senior Investigator James Newell says Dawn Nguyen, of Rochester, faces a state charge of filing a falsified... more »

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