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  • Texting the wrong person

    October 1, 2013 7:44 PM

    SPARTA, NEW JERSEY- Texting the wrong person put a man in jail. Police in New Jersey say a man mistakenly sent a text to a detective to set up a drug buy. The message came on the detective's new cell phone and the sender said he had a quarter... more »
  • Wreck relationship

    May 29, 2013 7:53 PM

    LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA- NASCAR drivers Danica Patrick and boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. left the bumpy relationship on the track of Sunday's Coca Cola 600. It's smooth off the track. Patrick says there were some silent moments on the way home after Stenhouse drove his car into Patrick's and put her... more »
  • Local students use their holiday to give back Play Video

    January 21, 2013 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For some middle school students, Martin Luther King Day was anything but a day off. "Dr. King, he was a really great guy, and he just wanted to make the world a better place, and that's what we're doing, living his legacy here," said Episcopal School... more »
  • 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' package mystery solved

    December 19, 2012 12:26 PM

    CHICAGO - The University of Chicago has determined the source of a mystery package that the school received addressed to movie adventurer Indiana Jones. The school received a replica of the journal from the movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark" that was addressed to Henry Walton Jones, Jr. - better... more »
  • Gary Sinise, Trombone Shorty to ride in Orpheus

    December 6, 2012 12:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Actor Gary Sinise and New Orleans musicians Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and Harry Connick Jr. will lead the parade of the Krewe of Orpheus on the evening of Lundi Gras, the day before Fat Tuesday. They also will perform at the glitzy ball that follows. The celebrity... more »
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events

    January 14, 2012 6:18 PM

    Monday 1/16/12 ASCENSION PARISH 4 P.M. TO 6 P.M. - The River Road African American Museum will host the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration under the theme "A Quest for Peace and Justice" at the museum at 406 Charles St. The event will have the Donaldsonville... more »
  • New driver's ed requirements target litter Play Video

    January 2, 2012 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new law went into effect Sunday that hopes to squash litterbugs before they become licensed drivers. The new law requires driver's education classes to teach students about the consequences of litter. Senator Fred Mills, who sponsored the bill, told News 2 he hopes targeting a... more »
  • Surveillance tape might hold clues on man found in sewage tank

    September 19, 2011 5:52 PM

    PINE GROVE - Detectives are combing through surveillance video they got Monday afternoon from two St. Helena casinos. They hope the footage holds clues about how Sam Lathers, Jr. died. Deputies found Lathers' body face-down in a sewage tank outside Silver Fox Casino early Sunday night. Right now,... more »
  • Man found dead in St. Helena sewage tank

    September 18, 2011 10:31 PM

    PINE GROVE- St. Helena Sheriff's Deputies found the body of a missing man in a sewage tank near Pine Grove early Sunday night. Sam Lathers Jr.'s mother reported him missing Saturday night after she didn't hear from him. Sunday morning, workers at Silver Fox Casino called investigators because... more »
  • Homeowner arrested after meth explosion

    August 25, 2011 6:04 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE-- One homeowner finds himself in jail after he says he came home to find his house completely charred by fierce blaze. The problem is, police said, the home owner's story wasn't entirely true. Clinton Auzenne, Jr., 28, was at home when the flames started, according to investigators. They... more »
  • Man faces reconstructive surgery after hammer attack

    January 25, 2011 6:06 PM

    ST. HELENA - A man faces reconstructive surgery on his face Thursday after he was attacked with a hammer outside a St. Helena grocery store. Alvin "Mooney" Amacker walked out of the normally quiet M & M Grocery Store near Greensburg, when deputies say Charlie Morris, Jr. hit Amacker's... more »
  • Who searches for SU Chancellor may change

    January 13, 2011 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The people who search for the next Chancellor of Southern University may soon be shaken up. "Only three females are on the committee," Mass Communications professor Marilyn Goff said, "It's not representative of the diversity here at Southern," she said. President Ronald Mason, Jr. told... more »
  • Southern not raising admission standards

    January 13, 2011 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University President Ronald Mason Jr. stated at today's Faculty Senate meeting that the school is not lowering admission standards, they're delaying higher ones from taking effect. The school's minimum grade point average was set to increase this year from 2.0 to 2.5 to enroll, but... more »
  • What's in a Name?

    December 6, 2010 7:17 PM

    A man in Oregon was so inspired by a television show he changed his name from Smith to Awesome. Douglas Allen Smith, Jr. says he changed his name to Captain Awesome because of the character in the NBC show "Chuck"-Dr. Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb. He says he found it funny... more »
  • Man gets 33 months for threatening Obama in poem

    December 6, 2010 4:05 PM

    LOUISVILLE - A Kentucky man who acknowledged threatening President Barack Obama in a poem has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison. Johnny Logan Spencer apologized for writing the poem, which described a fatal sniper shooting of the president. The 28-year-old said in federal court in Louisville on Monday... more »
  • Deputies searching for man involved in missing person case

    September 24, 2010 5:54 AM

    Tangipahoa Parish deputies are looking for a man in connection with a missing woman from Loranger. Alvin J. Gonzales, Jr. faces charges of Obstruction of Justice relative to the missing persons case of Dena Fout. Ms. Fout was last seen outside her residence in Loranger, LA on August 4, 2009. more »
  • Six arrested, one wanted in Tangipahoa sex sting

    September 3, 2010 4:24 PM

    Six men were arrested and one is wanted after initiating sexually explicit contact on the Internet with people police had reason to believe were underage children. Detectives from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, Saint Landry Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police participated in the undercover Internet operation which led... more »
  • Two arrested for money order thefts in Labadieville

    August 26, 2010 3:01 PM

    Two people have been arrested for money order thefts in Labadieville. Police said 22-year-old Julie E. Gregoire, Labadieville, and her ex-boyfriend, 22-year-old David W. Allemand, Jr., Napoleonville, stole money from Robert’s Food Store over the past two years. Authorities learned Gregoire created over 200 money orders with a monetary value... more »
  • WBR deputy behind bars

    August 20, 2010 6:10 PM

    A West Baton Rouge Parish Jail corrections officer is behind bars today, accused of selling cell phones to inmates. Deputy Sheriff Morris J. Williams, Jr. was arrested when three cell phones were found behind the doors of the West Baton Rouge prison walls during a routine shake down August... more »
  • Pedestrian struck in deadly crash was fleeing from police

    August 4, 2010 4:27 PM

    Update : The pedestrian struck on Interstate 10 westbound west of LA 415 late Monday night was fleeing from West Baton Rouge deputies and handcuffed at the time. Louisiana State Police said 39-year-old Walter Ellison, Jr., Rex, GA, was the passenger in a Kenilworth tractor trailer rig that was... more »
  • Police identify pedestrian struck in deadly crash

    August 3, 2010 10:03 PM

    Update : The pedestrian struck on Interstate 10 westbound west of LA 415 last night has been identified. Louisiana State Police said 39-year-old Walter Ellison, Jr., Rex, GA, stepped into the path of a pickup truck being driven by 47-year-old Juana Zamora, Bonita Springs, FL. Police said Ellison was... more »
  • Two dead, one in critical condition after I-10 accident

    July 23, 2010 8:31 PM

    Two people are dead and one is in critical condition after an accident that occurred on I-10 around 9:50 p.m. yesterday. Mississippi State Police said 21-year-old Elden K. Cox, Jr., Denham Springs, was the driver of a 1998 Toyota 4runner and was traveling westbound on I-10 when the vehicle’s right... more »
  • Mayors, police chief make first appearance before judge

    July 8, 2010 5:36 PM

    The mayor of New Roads and the mayor and police chief of White Castle made their first appearance before a federal judge. All three were indicted yesterday for accepting money to promote a private business. New Roads Mayor Tommy Nelson, Jr. is charged with racketeering. White Castle Mayor Maurice Brown... more »
  • Harry Connick Jr. set to sing on Broadway

    April 20, 2010 8:26 PM

    New Orleans native Harry Connick Jr. will sing on the Great White Way again this summer in a production called "Harry Connick Jr. in Concert on Broadway." It will be a limited engagement of eleven concerts running from July 15 though 26 at the Neil Simon Theatre. The last time... more »
  • Prairieville man shot and robbed in front of his home

    December 3, 2009 4:28 PM

    Ascension Parish Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a shooting that happened early Wednesday morning in Prairieville. Johnny Stokes, Jr. was shot three times around 1:00 a.m. as he was entering his home on Darville Road. Stokes was hit in his leg and torso. A third bullet grazed his head. Stokes was... more »
  • Seacrest stalker order to stay away

    October 30, 2009 8:49 PM

    "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest obtained a temporary restraining order against a man accused of stalking him. His lawyers got the order just hours after they say 25-year-old Chidi Benjamin Uzomah, Jr. was arrested at the E! Entertainment Television headquarters in Los Angeles. Court documents claim Uzomah had a knife... more »
  • Baton Rouge school movie set

    October 8, 2009 8:32 PM

    It's lights, camera, action at Baton Rouge Magnet High School as Hollywood came to use the building as a set for an upcoming move starring Oscar winner, Cuba Gooding, Jr. Gooding stood outside for a scene in the action-thriller "Ticking Clock" and had the students and teachers abuzz. The movie... more »
  • Arraignment set for Thursday in Lamonte murder

    September 14, 2009 5:42 PM

    The defendants in the Lamonte murder case will be arraigned on Thursday, September 17, 2009, at 1 p.m. before Judge Zorraine Waguespack, according to the 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office. Benny Deshan Flowers, 25, of LaPlace, Ronald Dean Bandy, Jr., 24, of Hammond, and Jarris Darnell Monroe, 23, of... more »
  • Three indicted for shooting of Hammond couple

    September 11, 2009 3:40 PM

    Three men were indicted today for the shooting of a Hammond couple that happened last month. Benny Deshan Flowers, 25, of LaPlace, Ronald Dean Bandy, Jr., 24, of Hammond, and Jarris Darnell Monroe, 23, of Metairie were indicted for first degree murder by a grand jury in Tangipahoa Parish.... more »

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