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  • Sheriff: Arrest made in Livingston homicide

    August 30, 2014 5:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Deputies say they arrested a man they believe killed a woman in Livingston Parish Saturday morning. Officials say Caleb Lejune, 27, killed Joy Messina, 47, at the house they shared on the 28000 block of S. Satsuma Road. He was arrested after deputies stopped him traveling on... more »
  • 2 found dead on I-10 in New Orleans

    August 9, 2014 11:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Homicide Detectives in New Orleans are investigating the fatal shooting of two men on Interstate 10. Police say the killings are believed to have occurred around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in eastern New Orleans. Officers responding to a call about shots fired on the interstate found two men... more »
  • Charges in Jim Brady's homicide could prove tough

    August 9, 2014 10:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - The death of former White House press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide, but legal experts say bringing a case against his shooter, John Hinckley Jr., would prove difficult. District of Columbia police say an autopsy states the cause of Brady's death Monday at age 73... more »
  • Police: Overnight homicide under investigation

    July 20, 2014 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was shot to death in Baton Rouge late Saturday night and police are still looking for the gunman. Travis Denzel Polk, 21, was killed on the 3200 block of Mission Street which is just south of Winbourne Avenue. Baton Rouge police say Polk... more »
  • Police: Man shot, killed in middle of road Play Video

    July 11, 2014 4:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway after police found a man gunned down in the middle of the road. The shooting happened just after 10:00 p.m. Thursday night in the 200 block of South 17th St. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name will... more »
  • Leger trial resumes following recess Play Video

    July 10, 2014 9:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The vehicular homicide trial of David Leger will resume today after the judge called for a recess yesterday. It was recessed because attorneys needed a day to figure out an evidence dispute. Leger faces five charges of vehicle homicide for the 2011 crash. Prosecutors said... more »
  • Man killed outside home identified Play Video

    July 10, 2014 5:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Homicide investigators in Baton Rouge are trying to solve the city's most recent murder. Police responded to the 12000 block of Cate Ave. in the Bellaire area just after 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night. They found Major Brown, 29, shot to death with numerous bullet wounds. No... more »
  • Husband shot and killed with kids in home, wife questioned

    July 8, 2014 9:39 AM

    KENNER - Kenner police are investigating a domestic-related homicide. Police say Tuesday morning's shooting involved a husband and wife who were separated. Sgt. Brian McGregor says children in the home called 911 around 2:30 a.m. to report gunshots. McGregor says officers arrived to find a man who had been shot... more »
  • Teen latest victim of New Orleans violence

    July 7, 2014 6:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans are investigating the city's latest homicide. A city news release says police responded to a call about gunfire early Monday in the city's Hollygrove neighborhood. The victim, described as an 18-year-old male, was found in the back yard of an abandoned house. He... more »
  • Shot, burned body found in New Orleans

    July 1, 2014 3:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Construction workers in eastern New Orleans have found the body of a woman who had been shot and burned. The body was found in shrubbery alongside Michoud Boulevard about 4 p.m. Monday. Police said that workers who came across the body were excavating the land nearby. The... more »
  • Sheriff: Children may have witnessed mother's death Play Video

    June 17, 2014 12:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff Jason Ard said some or all of a Livingston Parish woman's three young children may have witnessed her being beaten to death by her boyfriend overnight. Deputies arrested Jerry Pinestraw Jr., 37, on suspicion of killing Nicole Ozment, 29, at their Denham Springs residence. ... more »
  • Driver arrested in Basin Bridge crash

    June 15, 2014 7:55 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - State police says the driver of the car in the deadly crash on the Basin Bridge is out of the hospital and in jail. Investigators say Lois Rudd, 24, flipped her SUV over the guard rail on the Basin Bridge into the swamp below. In her... more »
  • Police: Man shot to death overnight

    June 15, 2014 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators say a man was shot and killed late Saturday night. Baton Rouge Police say Jeffery Francois, 28, was found in a driveway on the 5300 block of Underwood Avenue, which is off of N. Foster Drive. It was about 10:30 p.m. The case is... more »
  • Police: Woman charged with homicide after overnight deadly crash

    June 14, 2014 10:54 AM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - State police say one woman will be arrested on a homicide charge once released from the hospital. This after a fatal crash that caused traffic headaches for more than four hours Friday night into Saturday morning. Lois Rudd, 24, was traveling west on I-10 just past... more »
  • 3 die in suspicious Metairie apartment fire

    June 10, 2014 11:44 AM

    METAIRIE - Jefferson Parish homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of three people in a Metairie apartment fire. Sheriff's Office spokesman John Fortunato says fire investigators found evidence of an accelerant near the area where the fire started early Tuesday morning. Fortunato says the bodies of a woman in her... more »
  • Man accused of killing, burying roommate had previous, non-violent arrests

    May 20, 2014 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a Baton Rouge man after they found he'd murdered his roommate and buried him in a garden. Investigators arrested Douglas Studeman, 54, Tuesday on suspicion of killing Chester Oakley, 77, at Oakley's residence in the Alvin Dark area. Oakley's family said Studeman... more »
  • Deputies still looking for shooter in armed robbery

    February 27, 2014 6:53 AM

    LAPLACE - According to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, one man involved in an armed robbery and murder surrendered Wednesday night, but the accused gunman is still on the run. 22-year-old Dracier Dewey (left) was arrested and charged with armed robbery, principal to first degree murder... more »
  • Police: Homicide in St. Amant

    February 1, 2014 11:22 AM

    ST. AMANT - Police say they are investigating a homicide after a body was found Friday night. Officials say they received a call from about a suspicious person on Penny Duplessis Road in St. Amant. The deputy sent to the scene noticed a vehicle in a ditch on... more »
  • One dead, one injured in EBR shooting Play Video

    December 11, 2013 7:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they're continuing to investigate a deadly shooting that happened early Wednesday morning in East Baton Rouge Parish. A department spokesperson said one person died and another person was injured in the shooting, which happened around 5 a.m. at 9143 Ridge Pecan Drive. ... more »
  • Homicide called to scene after bloody man found on the ground

    December 2, 2013 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Homicide investigators will take over after a man was found bleeding on the ground off Staring Lane Monday night. Police had little information as of this post, only a few minutes after they responded to a call on Cedar Lake, an area with a history of violent... more »
  • Teen pleads guilty in accidental shooting death

    November 27, 2013 6:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 19-year-old man who unintentionally shot and killed his cousin in January while hanging out inside a vacant home has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide. Tyler Washington faces up to five years in prison, but his defense attorney said he is a "prime candidate" for probation... more »
  • Woman's death ruled homicide

    November 18, 2013 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A death investigation has been ruled a homicide, after a woman's body was found in a bayou off South Tiger Bend Saturday . The East Baton Rouge Parish coroner said the woman died of blunt force trauma to her head, neck and chest. She was identified through... more »
  • Early numbers show BRPD solving murders Play Video

    September 19, 2013 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Unofficial numbers show Baton Rouge Police have solved all but 13 of the 47 murders in the city this year. Police attribute that to multiple factors, including good police work and community outreach. "Now it's more open with the BRAVE initiative being out there, making... more »
  • Two women arrested for crushing man, intimidating witness

    September 6, 2013 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two women face charges connected to a man's death where he was run over by a vehicle and a witness was threatened to keep quiet. Deputies arrested Kevon Williams, 34, and Lelecia Williams, 35. Kevon Williams is charged with second degree murder and witness intimidation. Lelecia Williams... more »
  • Deputies classify man's crushing as homicide

    September 6, 2013 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies are investigating a homicide where a man was crushed to death. Mark Heald, 46, was found dead on a street outside his house on Stanley Aubin Lane Thursday. Investigators have not released further details about the case. ********** Follow the publisher of this post... more »
  • Coroner: Man found along I-10 died from beating

    August 20, 2013 11:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man whose body was found on Saturday by the side of Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans was beaten to death. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office tells The Times-Picayune the death has now been classified as a homicide. John Gagliano, chief investigator for the coroner's office,... more »
  • Defense expert refutes road rage claims Play Video

    August 8, 2013 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A traffic accident reconstruction expert paid to testify for the defense said Kelsye Hall was not at fault in a fatal crash that killed five people in March 2011. Kimberly Stagg, 19, Effie Fontenot, 29, Austin Fontenot, 3, Hunter Johnson, 7, and Keagan Fontenot, 11 all... more »
  • Prosecution wraps in road rage homicide trial

    August 7, 2013 7:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The prosecution finished presenting its negligent homicide case against Kelyse Hall, Wednesday evening after calling nine witnesses to testify. Hall is accused of causing a deadly crash in March 2011 that killed five people on I-10 between the Highland Rd. exit and Prairieville, La. Kimberly Stagg,... more »
  • Trial date set for accused drunk driver Play Video

    July 16, 2013 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A district court judge tentatively set a trial date of Feb. 10, 2014 for the man accused of hitting two cyclists, killing one. It's been nearly a year and a half since Nathan Crowson was hit and killed riding along Perkins Road, and his brother thinks... more »
  • Man found shot to death in Baton Rouge street

    July 4, 2013 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Independence Day started with a murder investigation for Baton Rouge Police today. Investigators said a man was found shot to death on Ford Street near the intersection of Hudson around 8 a.m. today. It's the city-parish's 32nd homicide of the year. Baton Rouge Police worked... more »
  • Pats release Hernandez in homicide investigation

    June 26, 2013 9:52 AM

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots say they've released tight end Aaron Hernandez "following his arrest in the investigation of a homicide" last week in nearby North Attleboro. The Patriots issued a statement Wednesday saying: "We realize that law enforcement investigations into this matter are ongoing. We support their... more »
  • Coroner: Infant had old injuries, death ruled homicide

    June 24, 2013 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An autopsy revealed the 11-month-girl who died this weekend also had several old injuries, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner. The coroner's office ruled Aaliyah Heard's death a homicide today, saying the child died from blunt force trauma to the head. The coroner... more »
  • Police charge mother in connection with child's death Play Video

    June 24, 2013 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police charged a mother in connection with the death of her young daughter tonight. Lt. Don Kelly said investigators arrested Ashley Heard, 28, and charged her with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. Police said 11-month old Aaliyah Heard died Saturday morning. She was taken to... more »
  • Warrant issued, cars sought in overnight murder

    June 6, 2013 2:23 PM

    GEISMAR - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help tracking down multiple suspects in a murder last night. Detectives said just after 8 p.m. Wednesday deputies found Bernard Solomon, 20, shot in the intersection of Ellem Road and Stevenson Road off Highway 73. EMS took him... more »
  • Woman found dead on Mother's Day

    May 12, 2013 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 31-year-old woman was found shot inside her home in the 2300 block of Iowa Street around 3:30 p.m. today, according to Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L'Jean McKneely. Police are currently investigating the shooting. The victim's identity has not been released at this time. Neighbors... more »
  • Brother arrested in fatal Calif. stabbing of girl

    May 12, 2013 2:38 PM

    VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. - The mother of an 8-year-old girl who was found stabbed to death in her Northern California home and of the 12-year-old boy accused of killing her says the boy is "protective of his sister." In an interview with Sacramento television station KOVR on Friday, Priscilla Rodriquez... more »
  • Judge orders suspended sentence for convicted killer

    May 3, 2013 10:40 AM

    GONZALES - A judge suspended a two-year sentence today for Stanley White, who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in 1995 after a car wreck but never served his prison sentence. The judge said the state was negligent for not imposing the sentence in a timely fashion and that two... more »
  • Tears flow as convicted killer gets 70 years Play Video

    March 12, 2013 3:48 PM

    CLINTON - A man who killed seven people after a drunk driving crash in Slaughter last year won't get out of prison until he's a senior citizen. Brett Gerald, 30, was sentenced to 70 years in prison by Judge William Carmichael. At least 35 of those years must be... more »
  • Man wanted in connection with SELA student's death

    January 28, 2013 11:40 AM

    HAMMOND - One person was arrested and police are looking for another suspect in connection with the death of a Southeastern Louisiana University graduate student who was shot inside his apartment. Police say narcotics fueled the shooting that left 23-year-old Raphael Garrison dead. Lt. Vincent Giannobile said police found Garrison... more »
  • One arrested in deadly Ascension Parish wreck

    January 15, 2013 3:36 PM

    GONZALES - State Police said a distracted driver ran a stop sign and killed an Ascension Parish woman this afternoon. Troopers charged 23-year-old Travis R. Parent, Jr. of Denham Springs with negligent homicide, reckless operation and felony running of a stop sign. They said 83-year-old Audrey Wells of Gonzales... more »
  • Man booked on fourth DWI, facing vehicular homicide charge

    December 18, 2012 2:11 PM

    Baton Rouge- A Greenwell Springs man booked with a fourth DWI over the weekend also was accused in July of driving while intoxicated when his pickup crashed head-on into a car, killing the driver of the car, according to Parish Prison records. Matthew Harding, 31, was booked with fourth-offense... more »
  • Gerald pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

    December 10, 2012 9:51 AM

    CLINTON - Brett Gerald pleaded guilty to seven counts of vehicular homicide Monday morning. Gerald's sentence will be determined on March 12. A pre-sentence investigation and report is being conducted. He faces a minimum of five years for each count. No reduction in charges or plea bargain... more »
  • Co-workers ID body found in trunk Play Video

    November 1, 2012 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Salon workers told News 2 their boss's body was the one found in the trunk of a car today in Baton Rouge. Police said they were called after the car was found abandoned in a parking lot this morning in the 4500 block of Evangeline Street.... more »
  • Police investigating death near Tigerland

    September 14, 2012 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police confirmed they're investigating a man found dead on Alvin Dark this morning. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the man was found dead near a residence at 4915 Alvin Dark. He could not confirm if the man had been murdered. Reporter Michael Shingleton is on the... more »
  • Wisconsin father, brother charged in fatal fire

    September 12, 2012 12:31 PM

    MADISON, Wis. - Prosecutors have charged a southwestern Wisconsin father and his brother with multiple homicide counts in connection with a house fire that left three children dead. Armin Wand III's three sons died in the blaze, which broke out early Friday morning in Argyle, a village of 850 people... more »
  • Death ruled a homicide for woman shot in Ohio ICU

    August 7, 2012 12:44 PM

    AKRON, Ohio - A medical examiner in Ohio is confirming that a woman who was shot in a hospital's intensive care unit died of a gunshot wound to her head in what may have been a mercy killing. The victim's husband who is accused of shooting his wife appeared in... more »
  • One dead in fiery Baton Rouge car crash

    August 2, 2012 7:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said one person was found dead inside a car in north Baton Rouge this morning after it wrecked. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said officers were sent out to the 800 block of Convention Street after the crash was reported around 5:47 a.m. today. ... more »
  • Crash victim's relatives "shocked" at defendant's plea Play Video

    June 26, 2012 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As an accused drunk driver entered not guilty pleas on vehicular homicide, injury and second offense drunk driving charges. In Judge Mike Erwin's courtroom, friends of the victims were shocked. " I truly thought that he would plead guilty. It's hard for me to understand... more »
  • Suspect wanted in attempted murder

    June 22, 2012 6:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man remains in critical condition this morning after being shot multiple times along Greenwell Springs Rd. It happened Thursday evening in the parking lot of the old Sears warehouse. Baton Rouge Police described the 25-year-old's injuries as life threatening, but say he is expected... more »
  • Parents charged in death of bruised, bitten child Play Video

    June 15, 2012 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities announced the parents of an 8-year-old boy who died and was found with dozens of bruises and a bite mark will be booked on charges of first-degree murder today. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's office released their findings from the autopsy of Xzayvion Riley,... more »
  • Denham Spring woman shocked drunk driving suspect has license Play Video

    June 13, 2012 10:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Denahm Springs woman is shocked that Brett Gerald, the man accused of driving drunk in a fatal accident that killed seven people still has a driver's license. Lisa Allen, who lost her son to a drunk driver, is credited with getting House Bill 638 on Governor... more »
  • New charges added to accused drunk driver

    June 4, 2012 4:12 PM

    EAST FELICIANA - State Police added another charge of vehicular homicide today against the man accused of driving drunk and killing several people in a crash in East Feliciana Parish. Trooper Russell Graham said investigators re-arrested Brett Gerald, 30, after a sixth victim in the crash died this weekend.... more »
  • Mother arrested after infant drowns

    May 30, 2012 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the mother of an infant girl who drowned in a bathtub in suspicion of negligent homicide. Sgt. Don Kelly said Lashay Bradley, 22, left her 11-month-old daughter unattended in a bathtub with the water running for an unknown amount of time. When she... more »
  • Suspect arrested in Hammond double homicide Play Video

    April 5, 2012 12:00 PM

    HAMMOND- Authorities in Baton Rouge arrested a suspect today in connection with a double homicide in Hammond. Hammond Police identified the victim's ex-boyfriend, Giles McGhee, as a suspect. State Police Captain Doug Cain said they arrested a suspect a short while ago after a pursuit in Baton Rouge. ... more »
  • Double homicide investigation in Hammond

    April 5, 2012 9:44 AM

    HAMMOND- Police are investigating a double homicide this morning after two people were found dead. Investigators suspect the victim's ex-boyfriend, Giles McGhee to be the killer. The female victim, Temeka Muse was found dead by her younger sibling in their apartment on Mallard Drive. When officers arrived,... more »
  • Arrest made in River Road homicide

    April 4, 2012 9:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Sherrif's Office spokesperson announced Wednesday that an suspect was arrested in relation to the murder of 33-year-old Tiffany Degazon, whose body was found on S. River Road. Homicide detectives arrested Warren Slan, 43, for second degree murder after matching DNA samples that... more »
  • Suspects wanted in Columbus Dunn murder

    March 6, 2012 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for two people wanted in connection with a murder in Baton Rouge. Jordan Tate, 17, and Lashonda Sanford, 23, are wanted for first degree murder and armed robbery. Jeremy Stewart, 25, was shot and killed during an apparent drug deal yesterday in the... more »
  • Man arrested for Calion St. homicide

    February 17, 2012 4:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives arrested a man Friday in relation to a murder that happened in the Glen Oaks area on Feb. 1. Larry Lamar Thomas, 18, of 6274 Flag St. is charged with first degree murder and attempted first degree murder. On Feb.... more »
  • FAMU Student had major bleeding in back, shoulder

    December 21, 2011 1:16 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - New autopsy details show a Florida A&M student and band member whose death last month uncovered a hazing culture at the school had extensive bleeding in his back and right shoulder. The full autopsy released Wednesday shows Robert Champion suffered heavy bleeding in tissue under his skin... more »
  • Houma teen charged with vehicular homicide

    December 11, 2011 12:17 PM

    HOUMA- A Houma teen is facing vehicular homicide charges after an early morning car crash that claimed a young woman's life. It happened just before 2:30am Saturday morning. According to Louisiana State Police the victim, 18-year-old Amanda Doyle, was a passenger in 18-year-old Stephen Murphy’s pickup when he... more »
  • BRPD investigating vehicle in murder Play Video

    December 9, 2011 6:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A domestic disturbance may have led to the latest murder in Baton Rouge. Police say the body of 37-year-old Terry Grigsby was found outside a home on Cammy Avenue. His girlfriend is being questioned by police. Detectives say Grigsby may have been struck by a vehicle.... more »
  • Another arrest made in 2009 triple murder

    November 9, 2011 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested another man today in connection with a 2009 triple murder on Byron Street. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said investigators arrested Hakeem Mumphery, 26, for first-degree murder in the deaths of three people on July 9, 2009. Police said Adrian Stewart, Marcus Thomas, and Gabriella... more »
  • Joint fire and homicide investigation: reward for information

    October 28, 2011 9:00 AM

    HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is offering an extra $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspect(s) involved in a joint house fire and homicide. It happened at 45158 North Baptist Rd. on October 24 around 5 p.m. When TPSO and the Fire Department arrived at... more »
  • Search continues for suspect who jumped off bridge

    August 24, 2011 2:51 AM

    GRAMERCY- Authorities continue to search for a Vacherie man who jumped from the Veterans' Memorial Bridge Tuesday after leading authorities on a high-speed chase in St. James Parish. Kylan Laurent, 22, fled from troopers after they initiated a traffic stop on him on LA-18 in St. James Parish. ... more »
  • One dead, another injured in shooting on Staring Lane

    August 10, 2011 2:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another seriously injured in Baton Rouge. It happened just after midnight in the 2000 block of Staring Lane. When police arrived, they found a 22-year-old man shot to death in a vehicle in a parking... more »

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