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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 »
  • 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 »
  • Facebook ban while driving is among La.'s new laws

    July 31, 2013 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Starting Thursday, tweeting while driving can get you a ticket. Posting the names of people who apply for concealed handgun permits can land you in jail. And selling cakes and cookies you bake at home face looser regulation. Those are among nearly 250 statutory changes that hit... more »
  • Man accused of shooting at sheriff's deputy

    February 7, 2013 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An Iberville Parish man is in jail, accused of trying to kill an East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy. Stephen Gordon, 23, was reported to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office last night when he was seen on Chippendale Drive, off of Tiger Bend Road, holding... more »
  • Police: Florida clerk's gun beats thief's cattle prod

    January 10, 2013 12:42 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Authorities say a Florida Panhandle man has been arrested after he tried to rob a convenience store with a cattle prod but was thwarted by a clerk with a gun. The Leon County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Lance Tomberlin went into a store just outside Tallahassee on... more »
  • Police: Wash. man pointed gun at pregnant smoker

    September 14, 2012 12:44 PM

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. - A Washington state man has been arrested on allegations that he pointed a handgun at a pregnant woman because she was smoking a cigarette. Bellingham police spokesman Mark Young says 24-year-old Justin Dain Palmer reportedly stopped his pickup truck Wednesday to shout at a smoker on a... more »
  • Suspect charged with attempted murder after shooting at police

    December 12, 2011 11:05 AM

    SLIDELL - A suspect has been arrested and charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder after shooting at police officers on Friday, Dec. 9. Slidell police responded to a call Friday night of a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot on the 400 block of Fourth St.... more »
  • Chase Bank robbery suspect says he didn't do it

    April 12, 2011 1:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The man police believe held up a Baton Rouge bank Monday called News 2 before turning himself in to authorities and said he was innocent. Jauan Swanson surrendered to BRPD officers today after calling News 2 to say he didn't do it, but planned to turn... more »

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