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  • Manhunt for inmates shifts north with burglary

    June 13, 2017 9:30 PM

    MADISON, Ga. - A Georgia sheriff says authorities still have no idea where two escaped inmates wanted in the killings of two guards are right now. But Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills says the fugitives did commit a burglary in Madison, about 25 miles north of the spot... more »
  • Suspect turns self in after fatal stabbing on N 13th Street

    June 11, 2017 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Monday after he allegedly stabbed another man with a beer bottle on North 13th Street. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 120 block of North 13th Street. Police say 59-year-old Elvis Graham... more »
  • Facebook video of gator, frog hunt gets 3 arrested

    June 8, 2017 11:36 AM

    JENNINGS - A Facebook video got three men arrested on charges that they illegally killed two alligators and some frogs, Louisiana authorities say. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says Rhett Guidry, 24, Dodie Bouley, 19, and Kyle Thibodaux, 23, all of Jennings, were cited with taking alligators out... more »
  • Suspects in Kim Jong Nam murder appear in Malaysia court

    May 29, 2017 10:45 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The two women who are the only suspects arrested in the assassination of an outcast from North Korea's ruling family have appeared in court in Malaysia. Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam and Siti Aisyah from Indonesia arrived with armed escorts early Tuesday. The pair are accused... more »
  • Officials: Car bombing in Baghdad kills 10, wounds 22

    May 29, 2017 9:13 PM

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi officials say a car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in Baghdad, killing 10 people and wounding 22. Hospital and police officials say the attack struck late Monday just days into the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast during daylight hours. As families break... more »
  • Authorities looking for gun in boy's killing

    May 19, 2017 7:01 PM

    GLUCKSTADT - Authorities are looking for a gun in the killing of a 6-year-old Mississippi boy. District Attorney Michael Guest said Friday that authorities are seeking the weapon but are confident they have enough evidence against the three teen suspects to proceed without it. Officials say the teens killed the... more »
  • US: Syria is burning bodies to hide proof of mass killings

    May 16, 2017 8:16 AM

    WASHINGTON - The United States is attempting to ratchet up pressure on Russia to push the Syrian government into peace talks with rebels. On Monday, the U.S. accused Syria of executing thousands of imprisoned political opponents and burning their bodies in a crematorium to hide the evidence. But the decision... more »
  • California shooting suspect fired 16 rounds in 1 minute, killing 3

    April 18, 2017 8:47 PM

    FRESNO, Calif. - Authorities say the man accused of shooting and killing three people in central California fired 16 rounds in one minute. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad was armed with a revolver and reloaded at one point. He opened fire at four locations within... more »
  • 2 indicted for Lafayette pizza deliveryman slaying

    April 13, 2017 7:45 AM

    LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette Parish grand jury has indicted two men in the death of a pizza delivery man. News outlets report a grand jury indicted 22-year-old Ferris Martin and 30-year-old Kevin Morrison on Wednesday for first-degree murder in the death of 44-year-old William Kline in December 2016. Police... more »
  • IPSO: Mother turns in son for attempted murder

    April 12, 2017 2:20 PM

    NEW IBERIA - A woman has turned in her own son after authorities announced he was wanted for attempted murder Wednesday. Deputies say 17-year-old Reginald Peters Jr. reportedly shot a 31-year-old victim during a fight on South Hopkins Street Monday. Investigators believe Peters pulled out a handgun and shot... more »
  • Stockholm police arrest 2nd suspect in attack

    April 9, 2017 12:37 PM

    STOCKHOLM - Swedish prosecutors have arrested a second person in connection with the truck attack case in Stockholm for suspected crimes against the nation and are holding four other people. Spokeswoman Karin Rosander told The Associated Press "a person suspected of terrorist offenses by murder has been arrested" on Sunday.... more »
  • Activists: Coalition airstrike on boat kills 7 civilians

    April 8, 2017 1:27 PM

    BEIRUT - Syrian activists opposed to the Islamic State group say aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition have struck a boat carrying people fleeing fighting between the extremists and U.S.-backed fighters, killing at least seven civilians. Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently said a boat carrying about 40 people was hit as... more »
  • Man sentenced to life in prison for Denham Springs murder

    March 29, 2017 5:49 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after he was charged with a 2016 murder. According to District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, 25-year-old Brian Allen was charged with killing 24-year-old Derick Stewart in a shooting off of Pete's Highway south of Hwy. 190... more »
  • Sheriff says roommate killed man and stuffed him in freezer

    March 21, 2017 9:10 PM

    LATIMER, Miss. - A Mississippi sheriff accuses a man of killing his roommate and stuffing him in a freezer. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell tells media that a capital murder warrant has been issued for 40-year-old Thomas Elliot Stafford. Investigators believe Stafford killed 65-year-old Jerry Floyd Kirkendall sometime around March... more »
  • Malaysia hunting for more N. Korean suspects in Kim's death

    March 19, 2017 11:17 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia says it is hunting for more North Korean suspects over the killing of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said Sunday that the new suspects are in addition to the seven North Koreans already being... more »
  • Bus runs into crowd in Haiti, killing at least 34 people

    March 12, 2017 3:49 PM

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haitian rescue officials say a bus has plowed into a crowd in the city of Gonaives, killing at least 34 people. Regional civil defense coordinator Josepth Faustin says the accident occurred at about 3 a.m. Sunday when a passenger bus first hit two people at a bus... more »
  • Third suspect in fatal Baton Rouge shootings arrested

    February 18, 2017 8:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department announced that a third suspect connected to the fatal shooting on Maplewood Drive has turned himself in. Dominick Holliday turned himself in to Baton Rouge Police Sunday and was arrested for second Degree Murder in the Maplewood Drive homicide and... more »
  • School shootings rise when economy struggles, study suggests

    January 30, 2017 12:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - A new study finds that school shootings rise when the economy tanks, even as violent crime in general appears to be unaffected. Researchers analyzed data from 379 shootings in schools between 1990 and 2013 and found a link between changes in national and local unemployment rates and the... more »
  • 16 killed in fiery bus crash on Italian highway

    January 21, 2017 1:31 PM

    ROME - A bus carrying Hungarian school students home from a skiing trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and caught fire, killing at least 16 people, police said Saturday. Thirty-nine people survived, though some were seriously injured. No other vehicles were involved in the crash,... more »
  • Shreveport man charged with murder in death of small child

    January 13, 2017 11:15 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport man has been charged with second-degree murder following an investigation into the death of a small child. News outlets report that 11-month-old Mar'sharrd Ross died at a hospital Monday after authorities were told the boy stopped breathing inside a relative's home earlier that morning. Police say... more »
  • Popular suspension bridge fails in Colombia, killing 7

    January 9, 2017 9:43 PM

    BOGOTA, Colombia - A suspension bridge popular with tourists in a rural area of central Colombia has failed, killing at least seven people and injuring 14 more. The bridge near the city of Villavicencio is a major tourist attraction. Authorities say it may have turned upside down Monday due to... more »
  • Another setback for prosecutors in 2013 killing

    December 26, 2016 10:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A state appeals court has overturned the obstruction of justice conviction of a man charged in connection with an alleged contract killing in New Orleans. The New Orleans Advocate reports that last week's decision by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals was the latest setback in the... more »
  • Reward up to $40K in road-rage death of Arkansas 3-year-old

    December 20, 2016 12:41 PM

    LITTLE ROCK - The FBI has joined an investigation into the road-rage killing of a 3-year-old boy, who police say was fatally shot while riding in the backseat of his grandmother's car in Little Rock, Arkansas. The FBI also announced Monday that it's offering a $20,000 reward in the case.... more »
  • 9 killed, many injured after truck rams into market; suspect arrested

    December 19, 2016 3:48 PM

    BERLIN - German police say they've arrested a suspect believed to be the driver of a truck that rammed into a crowded Christmas market in the center of Berlin, killing at least nine and causing multiple injuries. Police spokesman Winfried Wenzel told ZDF public television that the man was arrested... more »
  • Arrest in 1987 Lake Charles cold case bludgeoning

    December 14, 2016 4:44 PM

    LAKE CHARLES- Lake Charles Police Chief Donald Dixon says officers investigating a 29-year-old bludgeoning death have arrested a man who was accused of the killing in 1987 but then released. Dixon didn't say what evidence led to Wednesday's arrest of 53-year-old Harry James Richard, whose bond was set at $1.1... more »
  • Georgia executes man who killed father-in-law

    December 6, 2016 11:03 PM

    ATLANTA - Georgia has executed its ninth inmate this year, putting to death a man convicted of killing his father-in-law more than a quarter century ago. Authorities say 50-year-old William Sallie was pronounced dead at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday after a lethal injection. Sallie was convicted of murder in the March... more »
  • Coal mine explosion in northern China kills 17, traps dozens

    December 3, 2016 11:20 AM

    BEIJING - Chinese state media say a coal mine explosion in a northern region has trapped 36 people, killing 17 of them. The official Xinhua News Agency says 17 people have been confirmed dead after Saturday's explosion at a coal mine run by the Baoma Mining Co. Ltd. in Inner... more »
  • Suspect in 6-year-old, high-profile Beauregard Town murder in court today Play Video

    December 2, 2016 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A status hearing scheduled Friday in the case against a high-profile murder suspect was accompanied with an unusual news release from the district attorney's office announcing the court schedule. Sources close to the case told WBRZ's Investigative Unit and Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto that there could... more »
  • Quick-acting Ohio State officer praised for killing attacker

    November 28, 2016 8:36 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio State University police officer is being praised for shooting and killing a man who drove his car into a crowd and stabbed multiple people on campus. Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll says 28-year-old Officer Alan Horujko (huh-RUJ'-koh) started on the Ohio State University... more »
  • Minnesota officer charged in Philando Castile's killing

    November 16, 2016 11:50 AM

    ST. PAUL, Minn.- A Minnesota prosecutor says evidence shows Philando Castile, a black motorist, complied with a police officer and told him he was carrying a gun in the critical moments before he was shot to death. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said Wednesday that when Castile's body was pulled... more »
  • Violence in northern Syria kills 12

    November 13, 2016 11:49 AM

    BEIRUT - Syrian State media says at least four civilians have been killed in rebel shelling of government-controlled Aleppo. Opposition activists report airstrikes in the rebel-controlled northern parts of the country killed eight. The violence Sunday comes a day after government troops repelled a rebel offensive on western parts of... more »
  • Search continues for fugitive in Oklahoma 'rage killings'

    October 27, 2016 10:30 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The search for an Oklahoma man wanted in a string of killings, shootings and carjackings is entering its fourth day, and authorities say they have no idea where he is. Michael Dale Vance Jr. is wanted on multiple charges, including two counts of first-degree murder for the... more »
  • Man wanted for killing ex-wife, leaving her in front yard

    October 24, 2016 11:20 AM

    HAMMOND – The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a man suspected of killing his ex-wife and leaving her in her front yard. On Sunday around 8:44 a.m. an emergency call was received in reference to gunshots heard on Artie Road in Hammond. The caller stated that they... more »
  • Rio shootout kills 3, closes streets in Copacabana, Ipanema

    October 10, 2016 9:23 PM

    RIO DE JANEIRO - An hours-long shootout between police and suspected criminals in Rio de Janeiro has left three people dead, as well as blocking streets and closing shops in the posh Copacabana and Ipanema districts. The shootout erupted during a raid on drug traffickers in the Pavao-Pavaozinho slum, which... more »
  • Nearly 27 years later, man admits abducting, killing Jacob Wetterling

    September 6, 2016 5:08 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota man has confessed to kidnapping and killing 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling nearly 27 years ago. Danny Heinrich made the admission Tuesday as he pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in federal court in Minneapolis. Heinrich led authorities to Jacob's remains last week, according to a law enforcement... more »
  • Accused killer's lawyers: There are inconsistencies in police reports Play Video

    June 21, 2016 8:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The attorneys for a man accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend slammed the police investigation into the matter in an exclusive interview with WBRZ Tuesday. "They don't have a case," one attorney told News 2's Brett Buffington. The two New Orleans-area attorneys are working to... more »
  • Disturbing details emerge over EFP School Board Member's murder Play Video

    May 24, 2016 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- At least four different witnesses on Wenonah Street said East Feliciana Parish School Board Member Broderick Brooks was naked when the coroner picked up his body. The Coroner conducted an autopsy on his body Tuesday, and are still waiting on those results. Questions remain about what... more »
  • National attention, but no new suspects in 1997 cold case murder Play Video

    February 9, 2016 11:59 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - The season finale of a Discovery Channel series about a cold case murder in southeastern Louisiana aired Tuesday night, but investigators are still looking for answers. The six-episode series called "Killing Fields" centered on the 1997 murder of Eugenie Boisfontaine. Her body was discovered in Bayou Manchac... more »
  • Marshals blamed in killing of boy fired from Alexandria jobs

    December 6, 2015 12:22 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. - Two men working as city marshals in Marksville and accused of killing an autistic 6-year-old boy have been fired from their jobs with the Alexandria City Marshal's Office. Alexandria Marshal Terrence Grines has fired Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Derrick Stafford. Both men face charges of second-degree murder... more »
  • Mississippi man accused of attacking parents over fast food

    November 26, 2015 3:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a Mississippi man is accused in Louisiana of killing his father and stabbing his mother because they ordered fast food and didn't get any for him. Jefferson Parish spokesman John Fortunato says 32-year-old Ronald Pritchett faces charges of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and... more »
  • Florida Gov. Scott signs warrant to extradite man accused of killing B.R. couple

    November 4, 2015 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The man accused of kidnapping and strangling a Baton Rouge couple in October may soon be back in Louisiana. The extradition process for the man accused of kidnapping and strangling a Baton Rouge couple in October has moved forward Wednesday. Florida Governor Rick Scott signed... more »
  • 4 arrested in connection with theft, killing of calf in Pointe Coupee Parish

    September 29, 2015 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men are accused of shooting and killing a calf while another four are accused of stealing the animal for its meat. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says a cattleman found a dead calf on the spillway levee near Morganza, and Pointe Coupee Parish... more »
  • Judge refuses to drop charges, remove prosecutor in Baltimore police case

    September 2, 2015 12:56 PM

    BALTIMORE - Judge Barry Williams rejected a defense motion asking for the Office of the State's Attorney to be removed from the Freddie Gray case. The decision came at a pretrial hearing Wednesday, shortly after Williams had denied a defense motion seeking to have the charges dropped. Williams said... more »
  • Man who killed cousin gets 50 years in prison

    August 12, 2015 11:02 AM

    HOUMA - A 35-year-old Houma man convicted of manslaughter last December has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after being billed as a habitual offender. Authorities say Lashawn Smith shot his second cousin, 27-year-old Quincy Smith, in a dispute over drug money on Dec. 31, 2010. Quincy's body was... more »
  • Mental health experts respond carefully to mass killings

    July 27, 2015 12:21 PM

    Each time mental illness is cited as a possible factor in a high-profile mass killing, there's a collective sigh among mental health professionals. Even as they see an opportunity for serious discussions of problems and remedies, they also worry about setbacks to efforts to destigmatize mental illness. "Most people who... more »
  • NOPD arrests man accused of killing officer

    June 21, 2015 12:32 PM

    New Orleans Police Department announced that they have found the man that allegedly killed Officer Daryle Holloway. The statement came from the NOPD Facebook page, and came just 24 hours after Holloway was murdered. Travis Boys, 33, was arrested near the intersection of Reynes and St. Claude. more »
  • Accused killer of one year old boy demonstrates how he beat him

    June 9, 2015 7:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The father of a murdered one year old boy was escorted out of court today. Demarcus Gray Sr. watched his son's accused killer admit to and demonstrate how he beat the boy to police during questioning back in 2011. Randy Parker faces a murder charge,... more »
  • Man accused in death, dismemberment, wants new lawyer

    June 7, 2015 7:10 PM

    GRETNA, La.- The man accused of killing and dismembering a Bourbon Street stripper is making a last-minute request for a new public defender. The New Orleans Advocate reports that Terry Speaks' request came in a two-page letter to Judge Stephen Grefer, who has scheduled his trial June 15. Speaks is... more »
  • Agency cancels mistakenly scheduled hearing in grape soda child killing

    June 2, 2015 11:30 AM

    ROGERSVILLE, TN -The Tennessee Department of Correction has canceled a hearing that had been mistakenly scheduled to determine whether to shorten the sentence of a woman convicted of killing her stepdaughter by forcing her to drink grape soda. Department spokeswoman Neysa Taylor said 58-year-old Mary Vaughn was mistakenly certified... more »
  • Blakes murder trial begins Tuesday

    May 26, 2015 8:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A four year old Baton Rouge murder case is expected to begin trial today. Johnny Ray Blakes is accused of killing a mother of three in her home back in 2011. Police say Blakes forced his way into 25-year-old Rochel Christal's house on Byron Street and shot... more »
  • Sentencing phase begins in CarQuest killings Play Video

    May 5, 2015 7:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Prosecutors made their case that a double murderer should die for his crime. Lee Turner shot two co-workers, Edward Gurtner and Randy Chaney, four years ago in Baton Rouge during a robbery at the CarQuest store at Airline and Siegen Lane. On Tuesday family members... more »
  • Turner guilty of first-degree murder in CarQuest killings Play Video

    May 4, 2015 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jurors quickly found Lee Turner Jr., who is accused of killing two coworkers in order to steal a deposit from their business, guilty of first-degree murder Monday in Baton Rouge. The jurors received their instructions before lunch, and said they'd reached a decision just after 1... more »
  • Woman given 8 years in Mississippi hate crime killing

    April 9, 2015 5:21 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A second woman who was part of a group that repeatedly searched Mississippi's capital city for black people to assault has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on Thursday sentenced Shelbie Brooke Richards of Pearl on one count... more »
  • Kenya officials say 4 attackers killed in university massacre

    April 2, 2015 1:37 PM

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan security officials at the scene of an attack by Islamic extremists on a college in northeast Kenya say the security operation to free hostages is over and that the death toll may be as high as around 150. Dozens of hostages were freed, they said,... more »
  • Two arrested for family shooting

    March 24, 2015 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities made two arrests in Lafayette and East Baton Rouge Parish recently in connection with the shooting of a teen and her stepfather earlier this month in Baton Rouge. Police accused Quintin Thomas of shooting and killing 18-year-old Idalis Smith and injuring her 34-year-old stepfather. They... more »
  • Husband, wife found dead in Slidell in apparent murder-suicide

    March 13, 2015 2:09 AM

    SLIDELL - A husband and wife were found dead inside their Slidell area home in what appears to be a murder-suicide. The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office on Thursday identified the victims as 59-year-old Thomas Franklin and 57-year-old Debra Franklin. The parish coroner, Dr. Charles Preston, says both died of... more »
  • $7,000 reward offered in black bear death

    December 24, 2014 3:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A $7,000 reward is available for information leading to whoever's responsible for the illegal killing of a black bear found in Avoyelles Parish. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Operation Game Thief program and its foundation are contributing $2,000 while The Humane Society of the United... more »
  • 30-year-old cold case solved

    December 22, 2014 7:48 PM

    TOLEDO, OHIO- A 30-year-old cold case of murder is solved with a man pleading guilty to beating, raping and nearly decapitating a woman. Andrew Gustafson admitted to involuntary manslaughter and rape charges and he got 15-years in prison. He is from Michigan and at one time lived outside Toledo,... more »
  • Indicting a police officer is uncommon occurrence

    December 6, 2014 10:27 AM

    NEW YORK - At least 400 people are killed by police in the United States every year, but even when those deaths prompt public outrage, grand juries almost always decide that the officer hasn't committed a crime. But there are exceptions. Successful prosecutions generally involve officers who have lied about... more »
  • Former Navy Seal takes credit for Bin Laden killing

    November 7, 2014 3:06 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Some special operations service members and veterans are unhappy that one of their own has taken credit publicly for killing Osama bin Laden. Others say they have gotten used to the idea that their brethren might break the code of silence and seek to profit from their... more »
  • Sheriff vows justice after murder of 7-year-old Play Video

    September 16, 2014 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities renewed an effort to try and find the killer of a seven-year-old boy. Terrez Coleman was murdered in a drive-by-shooting in August while he was riding in the car with his family on Prescott Road near Joor. A bullet from a passing car pierced his family's... more »
  • US says Sotloff beheading video is authentic Play Video

    September 3, 2014 3:44 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The White House says it has determined that a video showing the brutal killing of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff is authentic. Islamic State extremists released the video showing Sotloff's beheading on Tuesday. It comes two weeks after the militants released a video showing the killing of James... more »
  • Religious leaders plea for an end to violence Play Video

    August 20, 2014 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The senseless death of 7-year-old Terrez Coleman has his family begging for justice, and religious leaders calling for criminals to stop killing. They say the entire community needs to come together to stop this type of violence. "Only a holistic response, will have any hope of... more »
  • DA won't seek prison time for Hernandez cousin

    August 11, 2014 8:15 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Massachusetts prosecutors are recommending probation and home confinement instead of prison time for a cousin of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez who is charged with contempt and has said she is dying from cancer. Prosecutors said in a Friday filing they are seeking two years'... more »

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