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  • President Trump proposes drinking age requirement for some gun possessions

    February 22, 2018 10:51 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The president tweeted Thursday morning, he is working to change gun laws so that the minimum age to possess more weapons than at present would be 21. I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health. Raise age to 21... more »
  • Texas school shooting suspect fired several shots

    January 22, 2018 4:29 PM

    ITALY, Texas (AP)- Officials say a 16-year-old suspect in a Texas high school shooting "engaged the victim" and fired several shots from a handgun before being confronted by a school district staffer and fleeing. Ellis County Sheriff Chuck Edge didn't say how many times the 15-year-old victim was... more »
  • Law agencies split over selling seized guns

    January 8, 2018 9:18 AM

    SEATTLE- Law enforcement officials around the U.S. are split over the longtime practice among police departments of selling the guns they confiscate. Defenders say it raises money to buy police gear and doesn't make much difference in the availability of guns. But some police agencies say the law... more »
  • Deputies seeking suspect in snow-day armed robbery

    December 8, 2017 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It turns out not even the joy of snow can put a halt to crime in the capital area. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who robbed the Circle K on Jones Creek Road at gunpoint during Baton Rouge's snowy Friday.... more »
  • Man arrested after private sale turns into attempted armed robbery

    December 5, 2017 2:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A man was arrested after he met a woman to buy a video game console and then demanded the item at gunpoint. According to the Denham Springs Police Department, the victim met with 18-year-old Michael Mitchell on Monday to sell him an Xbox One video game... more »
  • GOP, Democratic senators back bill to bolster FBI gun checks

    November 16, 2017 10:01 AM

    WASHINGTON- A bipartisan group of senators has reached agreement on legislation to ensure federal agencies and state governments accurately report relevant criminal history to the FBI's database of prohibited gun buyers. Congress has taken no steps on guns in the weeks after deadly shootings in Las Vegas and Texas.... more »
  • Man arrested after early morning gunshot complaints

    September 22, 2017 1:36 PM

    ASSUMPTION- A man was arrested early Friday morning after police responded to gunshot complaints in Assumption Parish. Deputies from the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a complaint in the Paincourtville area shortly after midnight. At the scene, deputies found a vehicle near the area of the complaint... more »
  • Two shot in overnight robberies in Baton Rouge

    September 1, 2017 3:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say robberies led to two people being shot in Baton Rouge overnight. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, both shootings occurred sometime between late Thursday and early Friday. Police say the first shooting occurred on Monarch Avenue around 8:30 Thursday night. On Friday,... more »
  • 62-year-old man charged with attempted murder in shooting at victim's home

    August 5, 2017 4:29 PM

    MAUREPAS - Police have arrested a man after he shot the estranged husband of a woman he was visiting early Saturday morning. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, 62-year-old Daniel Graham, Sr. was visiting a woman at her home off Highway 22 in Maurepas when her estranged husband... more »
  • BRPD: Police confront man with stolen firearm in Marriott Hotel parking lot

    July 23, 2017 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Sunday after he allegedly threatened a victim with a firearm and tried to resist officers. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, officers responded to the 2300 block of Brightside Drive around 1 a.m. after receiving a report of a man threatening... more »
  • Man arrested for attempted armed robbery of a post office

    July 18, 2017 1:14 PM

    COLLINSTON - A man who authorities say attempted to rob a Louisiana post office has been arrested. The News-Star reports Orlando Mansfield was charged with armed robbery and illegal carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon. Morehouse Parish Sheriff Mike Tubbs says they were... more »
  • Denham Springs officers searching for man after several drugs, guns seized

    July 17, 2017 2:09 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The Denham Springs Police Department arrested one man and currently searching for another after several drugs and guns were seized during a search of a Denham Springs home. On July 13, Denham Springs Police Department officers with the assistance of the Livingston Parish... more »
  • Report: 7-year-old hurt in triple shooting on I-10 in New Orleans

    July 2, 2017 8:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Parts of I-10 East were closed as police investigated a shooting which involved three victims, including a child, Sunday afternoon. According to a report from WWL, New Orleans Police were called to the scene near Read Boulevard around 5:22 p.m. in regards to an aggravated battery... more »
  • Man charged in shooting of 2 at Mississippi Waffle House

    June 14, 2017 1:28 PM

    UPELO, Miss. - A man has been charged in connection with the shooting of two people in a Waffle House parking lot in Mississippi. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 24-year-old Nicholas Pack, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault Tuesday in connection with Sunday's shooting. One... more »
  • Report: 13 people shot in New Orleans Saturday

    June 4, 2017 4:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say 13 people were shot in a 24-hour period in New Orleans Saturday in what is being called the city's most violent day so far in 2017. According to a report from WWL-TV, two victims died early Saturday morning, with a third death announced during... more »
  • Livingston Parish couple concerned after bold burglar steals several guns Play Video

    May 30, 2017 10:12 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A Livingston Parish couple is shaken up after a man broke into their home and stole several firearms. Marcus Billings says he's reviewed the surveillance video countless times. Marcus and his wife are both concerned after over $2000 worth of their property was stolen in the... more »
  • One hurt in shooting on Topeka Street Play Video

    May 21, 2017 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person has been hospitalized after he was shot on Topeka Street Sunday afternoon. The shooting occurred around 2:15 p.m. on Topeka Street near Winnebago Street. Baton Rouge Police say one victim was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. A WBRZ News... more »
  • House panel quashes bill to allow permit-less conceal carry

    May 10, 2017 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have once again struck down a proposal to allow Louisiana residents to carry a concealed gun without a permit. A House panel voted 8-5 Wednesday against Rep. Barry Ivey's "constitutional carry" measure. State law allows people to openly carry a gun without a permit. In... more »
  • TPSO: 33 guns seized in Ponchatoula burglary investigation

    May 5, 2017 1:33 PM

    PONCHATOULA – A couple was arrested after Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's deputies say they seized 33 guns that are believed to be stolen. The Street Crimes and Narcotics Unit of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Leonard Cheek and Janice Cheek. Detectives received a tip that Leonard Cheek had... more »
  • Man wanted for stealing firearms from Livingston Parish home

    May 1, 2017 8:59 PM

    HOLDEN - Detectives with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are seeking a suspect in connection to a home burglary. According to LPSO, the burglary occurred Thursday in the 32000 block of Highway 1036 in Holden. Deputies say the suspect used a pry bar to gain entance to the... more »
  • Five arrested in drug bust at Baton Rouge hotel

    April 16, 2017 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five were arrested at the Hilton Hotel after police discovered marijuana and a loaded firearm in their hotel room Saturday. According to BRPD, an officer stationed at the hotel on Lafayette Street responded to reports of a strong smell off marijuana and loud music on the... more »
  • Arkansas bill signed expanding where concealed guns allowed

    March 22, 2017 11:51 AM

    LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas' governor says he has signed legislation expanding the locations where concealed handguns are allowed in the state to include colleges, some bars, government buildings and even the state Capitol. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he signed the measure, which allows someone to carry concealed guns... more »
  • Police: Bullets fly because of wrong pizza toppings

    March 15, 2017 8:39 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville police say a car of teenagers opened fire at a market because they were served the wrong pizza toppings. Police say suspects ages 16, 17 and 18 were arrested Tuesday afternoon after guns were fired toward the D.B. Todd Market. No one was hurt. Police say... more »
  • Two arrested for stealing firearms from Gonzales home

    February 22, 2017 2:11 PM

    GONZALES - Two men were arrested after it was discovered they stole multiple firearms in a home burglary Monday. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, 25-year-old Rauol Dunn of Baton Rouge and 24-year-old Eric Moore of Baton Rouge were seen fleeing the scene of the burglary on Germany... more »
  • Convicted felon busted trying to sell stolen guns to undercover police

    February 6, 2017 11:54 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Denham Springs Police say a convicted felon was arrested for trying to sell stolen guns to undercover police officers. An investigation and undercover operation led to the arrest of 29-year-old Marcus Luster on Sunday afternoon. Police say two military-style semi-automatic guns, an HK 91 5.56mm rifle,... more »
  • Woman accused of selling stolen gun in Assumption Parish

    February 3, 2017 11:03 AM

    BAYOU L’OURSE – Deputies in Assumption Parish say a Berwick woman has been accused of selling a stolen firearm. Sheriff Leland Falcon said 39-year-old Kristie Blanchard was charged with theft of a firearm Thursday night. Falcon said investigators received information that Blanchard had sold a firearm that had... more »
  • Juvenile, man arrested in Assumption firearm burglary

    January 25, 2017 4:43 PM

    PIERRE PART - Assumption Parish Sheriff's Deputies have arrested two people, including a juvenile, in connection to a Belle River burglary. Deputies say Allen Landry and a juvenile were booked in connection to the residential burglary. They are actively searching for a third suspect, 20-year-old Kelton Smith of Morgan... more »
  • Agents find drugs, weapons in home next to elementary school

    January 25, 2017 12:06 PM

    IBERIA - Agents from the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office and SWAT recovered several drugs, firearms and cash while executing a search warrant within 1,000 feet of an elementary school Wednesday morning. According to Sheriff Louis Ackal, agents searched a home on Ann Street occupied by 32-year-old Akia Celestine in... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: State looking into former Baker Police Chief's actions Play Video

    December 19, 2016 5:36 PM

    BAKER- The State Legislative Auditor is looking into possible wrongdoing within the Baker Police Department prior to the new chief's arrival. Current Police Chief Carl Dunn learned last week more than a dozen weapons were stolen ranging from handguns to assault rifles. Within hours of us asking questions about the... more »
  • Police expect Trump to lift limits on surplus military gear

    December 11, 2016 3:12 PM

    HAGERSTOWN - If president-elect Donald Trump keeps his promise, surplus military grenade launchers, bayonets, tracked armored vehicles and high-powered firearms and ammunition will once again be available to state and local U.S. police departments. National police organizations say they'll hold Trump to that promise. Fraternal Order of Police Executive Director... more »
  • Gun-rights backers vow to 'go on offense' during Trump years

    December 4, 2016 4:51 PM

    IOWA CITY - Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump's campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly in Republican hands. Among their priorities: eliminating gun-free zones at schools, reducing requirements for background checks and... more »
  • Traffic stop leads to seizure of stolen guns, drugs in St. Mary Parish

    November 21, 2016 2:31 PM

    ST. MARY PARISH – A traffic stop in St. Mary Parish led deputies to the seizure of a dozen guns, drugs and more than $14,000. The seizure came after deputies patrolling US Highway 90 saw a vehicle that failed to signal while changing lanes. Deputies stopped the car and... more »
  • Southern California police agencies missing 329 weapons

    September 25, 2016 3:20 PM

    SANTA ANA, Calif. - Southern California police agencies have had more than 300 weapons lost or stolen over the past five years. The Orange County Register reports Sunday that an investigation of 134 state and local police agencies from Kern County to the Mexican border showed 329 firearms were lost... more »
  • US court upholds ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders

    August 31, 2016 3:34 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has upheld the government's ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday the ban does not violate the 2nd Amendment. The ruling applies to the nine Western states that fall under... more »
  • Police: 2 young teens get semiautomatic pistols in holdup

    August 7, 2016 5:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say two boys held up a man and woman and made off with backpacks holding a pair of semi-automatic pistols. A preliminary report released Sunday says the man and woman, both 21, picked up the boys, who had asked for a ride. The report... more »
  • Apple will swap revolver emoji with squirt gun

    August 6, 2016 9:00 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is disarming - or at least it's dumping an emoji that depicts a realistic-looking revolver and replacing it with a brightly colored toy water pistol instead. The tech giant is releasing some new emoji images for iPhone and iPad users who use the cartoonish icons... more »
  • Restaurant offers discount to concealed weapon permit holders Play Video

    August 1, 2016 7:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One restaurant wants to reward those who have a concealed carry permit for their weapons. The Little Pizza Joint in Denham Springs welcomes customers' guns. "We support the second amendment. We support the open carry. We support safety of weapons," Kevin Whitehead, owner of the pizzeria.... more »
  • A look at how Texas' guns on campus law will work

    July 31, 2016 3:32 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas will allow concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into public university buildings, classrooms and dorms starting Monday, which is also the 50th anniversary of the mass shooting at the University of Texas' landmark clock tower. The campus-carry law pushed by Gov. Greg Abbott and... more »
  • LGBT gun group membership spikes after Florida shooting

    July 2, 2016 3:27 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Memberships have more than doubled in a national LGBT, pro-gun rights organization since a gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Florida, killing 49 people. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Pink Pistols membership has grown from 1,500 to 4,000 since Omar Mateen's June 12 rampage.... more »
  • Ryan: House to vote on barring guns for suspected terrorists

    June 30, 2016 3:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan has told Republican lawmakers that the House will vote next week on legislation aimed at keeping suspected terrorists from getting guns. The Wisconsin Republican says the prohibition would be part of anti-terrorism legislation. Ryan discussed his decision during a conference call with GOP lawmakers.... more »
  • Owners of AR-style firearms defend their weapon of choice

    June 26, 2016 3:39 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) - People in the United States who own AR-style firearms are again feeling the heat after another mass shooting that involved the weapon. Some 8 million AR-style firearms have been sold in the U.S. since they were first introduced to the civilian market in the 1960s. The shooter... more »
  • Jena man faces up to 10 years for illegal gun silencers

    June 23, 2016 10:04 AM

    MONROE - Federal prosecutors say a Jena man faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing unregistered silencers, which he also constructed and sold. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said in a news release Wednesday 34-year-old Robert Durham pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen L.... more »
  • Top GOP senator dismisses compromise on guns

    June 20, 2016 3:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - A top Republican is rejecting a potential compromise on gun control negotiated by moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine. Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said Monday that Collins' proposal is problematic because it would immediately prohibit the sale of guns... more »
  • Man, 13-year-old arrested for possession of stolen guns

    June 16, 2016 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge man and a 13-year-old were arrested Wednesday night for possession of stolen guns. According to Baton Rouge Police detectives, officers made contact with 46-year-old Reggil Harris and an unnamed 13-year-old in the Banks subdivision after receiving information that the teen had... more »
  • AR-15 owners explain why they have their guns

    June 15, 2016 5:33 PM

    The Orlando nightclub shooter's use of a legally purchased AR-15-type rifle, which President Barack Obama likened to "weapons of war," has rekindled the debate about the sale and use of a civilian gun model often associated with the military. Shooter Omar Mateen had two guns on him Sunday when... more »
  • Florida Democrats call for emergency gun bill

    June 15, 2016 12:05 PM

    ORLANDO - Democratic state lawmakers want to pass emergency legislation requiring a ban on gun purchases by people on watch lists. The Florida lawmakers called on Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday to hold a special session on the legislation in the wake of the massacre of 49 people at an... more »
  • Man with guns, explosives said he wanted to harm California gay pride parade

    June 12, 2016 8:28 PM

    SANTA MONICA, CA - The apparent Facebook page of a heavily armed man who told police he was headed to a Los Angeles-area gay pride parade is full of pictures of himself with his car and includes opinioned political posts. But it shows no enmity for gays or membership in... more »
  • Bill for temporary concealed carry permits sent to governor

    June 1, 2016 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a 4 month backlog for a concealed carry permit in Louisiana, but with the governor's approval, domestic violence victims may only have to wait 72 hours. The state Senate voted 31-2 Monday to give final legislative passage to a proposal from Rep. Valarie Hodges, a Denham... more »
  • Edwards agrees to fee exemption, ag department advertising

    May 12, 2016 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards has agreed to exempt veterans from having to pay a state fee to get a concealed carry permit and to let the state agriculture department sell ads for its property. Those were among the bill signings announced by the governor's office Wednesday. A... more »
  • James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun

    May 1, 2016 3:31 PM

    DAYTONA BEACH - Jonathan Mossberg is among a group of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he already was in the gun business. Mossburg was born into a family known for its line of shotguns - guns treasured by police, hunters and the military. Mossberg... more »
  • Movie theater metal detector mandate fails to win support Play Video

    April 27, 2016 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A bill requiring metal detectors in Louisiana movie theaters failed in committee Wednesday at the Capitol. It aimed at curbing tragedies similar to the 2015 Lafayette theater shooting where two women died. Theater employees wielding hand-held metal detectors would have been required to check every movie-goer for weapons.... more »
  • Mississippi governor signs law allowing armed church members

    April 15, 2016 12:43 PM

    JACKSON - Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law a bill that allows some members of churches to undergo firearms training so they can provide armed security for their congregations. The Church Protection Act specifies that those designated can carry guns into church buildings. It also allows people to carry... more »
  • Bills to allow permit-less conceal carry stalls in committee

    April 13, 2016 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An effort to let Louisiana gun owners carry concealed firearms without a permit has been rejected by a House committee. Rep. Barry Ivey, a Baton Rouge Republican, met unanimous disapproval Wednesday with no discussion from the House criminal justice panel, stalling his proposals. His primary proposal pushed... more »
  • More than 40 changes to La. gun laws proposed by lawmakers

    April 8, 2016 4:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers are looking to shape Louisiana's gun laws with more than 40 firearm-related changes proposed this session. But while proposals have come from lawmakers in both parties and within each chamber, disagreements lie in how to best curb the state's high incarceration and crime rates while respecting... more »
  • US: Rifle found at El Chapo hideout tied to Fast and Furious

    March 16, 2016 4:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has confirmed that one of the guns Mexican officials say was found at the hideout of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is associated with Fast and Furious, a botched gun-smuggling operation. The department said in a letter to Congress that a .50-caliber rifle recovered... more »
  • $10,000 in gear recovered in St. Helena Parish crime ring bust Play Video

    February 26, 2016 6:16 PM

    AMITE - Nine people were arrested in a crime ring bust in St. Helena Parish with deputies recovering more than $10,000 in stolen merchandise. The arrests come through the combined efforts of the the sheriff's offices in St. Helena and Jefferson parishes. Illegal guns, ammo, drugs and cash totally... more »
  • Texas private colleges are saying no to guns on campus

    February 21, 2016 3:02 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - When the Texas Legislature passed a law requiring public universities to allow concealed guns on campus, it gave private colleges the chance to follow suit. None has so far. The opposition announced by more than 20 private schools has not surprised top Texas Republicans who championed the... more »
  • Muslim man sues Oklahoma gun range for refusing him service

    February 17, 2016 3:54 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A U.S. Army reservist from Tulsa who was asked to leave a gun range in eastern Oklahoma after identifying himself as a Muslim is suing the owners in federal court, pushing back against what he says is a rise in anti-Islamic sentiment across the country. Attorneys for... more »
  • Feds find explosives, trenches, guns at Oregon preserve

    February 17, 2016 11:24 AM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - Federal prosecutors say investigators combing through an Oregon wildlife refuge occupied for nearly six weeks by an armed group discovered firearms, explosives and trenches dug near artifacts. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ethan Knight and Geoffrey Barrow also said in a court filing Tuesday that the FBI is concerned... more »
  • New Orleans police seize 30 guns during Carnival season

    February 10, 2016 9:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police confiscated 30 guns over the past 12 days while on patrol on or near the Mardi Gras parade routes. Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said in a news release the gun confiscations and arrests were a direct result of a plan implemented with help from local,... more »
  • Universal employee sues over lost job involving gun

    February 4, 2016 6:36 PM

    ORLANDO - A former worker is suing Universal Orlando, claiming he was illegally fired for having a gun in his car. Dean Kumanchik, a ride technician, filed the lawsuit in Orlando on Thursday. Kumanchik says he regularly kept a firearm in a car at work. He says Universal officials fired... more »
  • Clinton takes on Sanders over guns, to appear with Giffords

    January 30, 2016 2:50 PM

    DAVENPORT - As the Iowa caucuses draw near, Democrat Hillary Clinton is highlighting rival Bernie Sanders' votes against tougher gun restrictions. Her presidential campaign says Clinton will appear Saturday in Ames, Iowa, with Gabby Giffords, the former Democratic congresswoman from Arizona. Giffords was gravely wounded in a shooting five years... more »
  • Clinton, Sanders clash over guns at debate

    January 17, 2016 9:42 PM

    CHARLESTON, S. C. - Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are clashing early on guns in a Democratic presidential debate blocks from where nine people were killed by a white gunman at a historic black church in June. Sanders says Clinton's assertion that he's a tool of the gun lobby is... more »
  • 2 Baton Rouge men indicted on federal firearms charges

    January 15, 2016 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal prosecutors say two men arrested last summer in the theft of dozens of guns from two Baton Rouge gun stores and the attempted burglary of a third store now face federal firearms charges. U.S. Attorney Walt Green said in a new release Thursday 20-year-old Charles... more »
  • Obama moves to require background checks for more gun sales

    January 4, 2016 5:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is moving ahead on plans to require background checks for guns purchased from dealers even if they're bought online or at gun shows. The White House is coming out with a series of long-awaited executive steps aimed at curbing gun violence despite opposition in Congress... more »
  • New laws in 2016 show states are diverging on guns, voting

    December 30, 2015 12:29 PM

    TRENTON- Laws taking effect in the new year illustrate how states are diverging on some hot-button issues. Texas will allow licensed owners to carry handguns openly in public places, while California will allow people to ask a judge to have weapons taken away from relatives who are believed to pose... more »
  • Report: Police deaths in US up slightly in 2015

    December 29, 2015 4:47 PM

    BALTIMORE - The number of law enforcement officers killed by guns dropped 14 percent this year, but all line-of-duty police deaths rose slightly. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said in a report Tuesday that 42 officers were killed this year by gunfire, compared with 49 last year.... more »
  • 30 retailers agree to stop selling realistic toy guns in NY

    December 15, 2015 11:20 AM

    ALBANY - New York's attorney general says 30 online retailers have agreed to stop selling realistic toy guns in New York. The settlements announced Tuesday follow July letters to the retailers from across the U.S. who were selling the imitation weapons through an Amazon.com platform for third-party retailers. Attorney General... more »
  • Florida arms seller can't confirm gun's link to Paris attacks

    December 12, 2015 3:13 PM

    DELRAY BEACH - A Florida-based online arms seller says it can't confirm that a gun it sold is linked to Islamic militants in the Paris attacks. The head of a Serbian arms factory told The Associated Press this week that the M92 semi-automatic pistol's serial number matched one delivered to... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Almost half of New Roads Police Department not POST certified Play Video

    November 18, 2015 6:09 PM

    NEW ROADS - Tonight, concern is mounting over some officers' credentials in the City of New Roads Police Department. One officer told us those in the department aren't being adequately trained with their firearms, but they still carry a gun and a badge. Numbers obtained by the Investigative Unit... more »
  • After dog's death, an effort to ban guns to put pets down

    November 15, 2015 11:52 AM

    CONCORD, N.H. - Animal rights activists in New Hampshire are pushing to ban the practice of shooting a pet that is sick, injured or dangerous after a dog was found shot to death. Bruno was an 18-month-old mixed breed who was shot four times in September. His owner says the... more »
  • Gun advocates challenge zoos' bans on possession around US

    October 12, 2015 11:16 AM

    DALLAS - Visitors to the Houston Zoo can now pack a little something extra besides a camera. The nearly century-old institution recently lifted its longtime firearms ban amid a broader push by gun-rights advocates who are pressuring zoos in Texas and elsewhere around the U.S. to do the same.... more »
  • Shoppers save big on hunting supplies for sales tax holiday

    September 5, 2015 8:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The 2015 sales tax holiday for hunting supplies is happening throughout Labor Day weekend. It's the Louisiana Second Amendment holiday where shoppers can get various hunting items with state and local sales taxes off. The holiday started Friday and will last through Sunday. "It's a pretty big... more »
  • Second Amendment tax holiday Sept. 4-6

    August 27, 2015 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue said the annual Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday will take place next week in Louisiana. The holiday waives state and local sales taxes for qualifying purchases of guns, ammo and other hunting supplies from Friday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Sept. 6.... more »
  • Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

    August 26, 2015 2:32 PM

    NEW YORK - Wal-Mart says it will stop stocking the AR-15 and other semi-automatic weapons at its store because fewer people are buying them. The retailer says it will replace them with more hunting rifles and shot guns. A Wal-Mart spokesman says the semi-automatic weapons were sold at fewer... more »
  • Juveniles accused of stealing $100,000 in guns, watches Play Video

    August 7, 2015 4:35 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Dive teams hit the water Friday to look for vintage guns police said were stolen from a Plaquemine home Thursday by a group of juveniles. Plaquemine Police Chief Kenneth Payne said officers arrested seven boys between the ages of 10 and 15 Thursday afternoon in connection with... more »
  • 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 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 »

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