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  • Mississippi woman gets life prison sentence for hired killing of husband

    August 22, 2017 10:03 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - A Mississippi woman, accused of having a hit man kill the husband she claims had abused her for 30 years, has been sentenced to life in prison. Local news outlets report that Evelyn Garrison, 56, accepted a plea deal to first-degree murder Monday after she'd... more »
  • 16-year-old saves customer's life on second day working at restaurant

    July 8, 2017 6:47 PM

    CINCINNATI, Ohio - A teenager is being hailed a hero after saving a customer's life on his second day working at a restaurant in Ohio. In late June, 16-year-old Austin Goddard, a dishwasher at Skyline Chili, administered CPR to a 74-year-old who had collapsed during his meal. "I... more »
  • Report: Man sentenced to life for New Orleans mall shooting

    May 18, 2017 1:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A man has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal shooting that took place in 2014 at the Oakwood Mall in New Orleans, WWL reports. According to the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office, 28-year-old Gary Francois was sentenced to life in prison for charges... more »
  • Senate backs bill giving some juvenile lifers shot at parole

    April 27, 2017 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state senators have agreed to give people convicted of murder as teenagers a chance at parole after serving 25 years of their life sentence. The 22-13 vote Wednesday came in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down automatic no-parole life sentences for crimes... more »
  • Still no second chance for juvenile Baton Rouge killer Play Video

    April 19, 2017 2:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Family on both sides of a 2005 murder case had to sit through a second sentencing in a Baton Rouge courtroom Wednesday. Judge Richard Anderson told 28-year-old defendant Anthony Johnson "it doesn't appear the defendant has changed much" since being convicted of a murder he committed at... more »
  • Man convicted of triple murder at Houston car lot, gets life

    April 11, 2017 8:37 PM

    HOUSTON - A Houston man will serve life in prison after being convicted of capital murder in a shooting rampage at a used car dealership that left three men dead. Jurors in Harris County deliberated more than three hours Tuesday before returning its verdict on James Tinsley IV. Since prosecutors... 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 »
  • Man gets life in murder-for-hire case in Stone County

    March 11, 2017 12:40 PM

    WIGGINS, Miss. - A Biloxi man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in a murder-for-hire case. Jody Parks pleaded guilty to capital murder Friday in the January 2015 beating and stabbing death of Stone County businessman Timothy "Timmy" Garrison. The Sun Herald reports that 23-year-old Parks has... more »
  • Ex-Texas neurosurgeon sentenced to life for maiming patients

    February 20, 2017 8:37 PM

    DALLAS - A jury has sentenced a former neurosurgeon to life in prison for maiming patients who had turned to him for surgery to resolve debilitating injuries. The decision came Monday, almost a week after the Dallas County jury convicted 44-year-old Christopher Duntsch of first-degree felony injury to an elderly... more »
  • Storms moving across South claim 5th life

    January 3, 2017 9:58 AM

    Storms moving across the South have claimed a fifth life, this one in the flooded Florida Panhandle. The Walton County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that 70-year-old William Patrick Corley's body was found Monday afternoon following flooding near the Shoal River in Mossy Head. Authorities said Corley's car was... more »
  • Family reunited with team who saved son's life in flood Play Video

    December 21, 2016 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A mother and son were reunited Wednesday with the team of emergency officials that helped to save the boy's life in August's historic flooding. Jessica Michot needed help during the August flood in getting out of her home to get medicine for her medically fragile son,... more »
  • Man convicted in son's hot-car death gets life, no parole

    December 5, 2016 3:33 PM

    MARIETTA - A Georgia man convicted of murder after his toddler son died in a hot SUV has been sentenced to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole. Jurors last month convicted Justin Ross Harris of malice murder and other charges in the June 2014 death of his... more »
  • NOAA: mass die-off at marine sanctuary off Louisiana, Texas

    July 30, 2016 5:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal scientists say a massive die-off is taking place on a coral reef of a national marine sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico. Steve Gittings, chief scientist with the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, reported this week that federal scientists reported a large-scale mortality event of unknown... more »
  • Man's violent past leads to habitual offender status, life sentence Play Video

    May 10, 2016 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman told News 2, the system failed her son after he was sentenced to life in prison for being a habitual offender. In court Tuesday, we learned more about Donald Dickerson's violent past. In the more than two hour sentencing hearing Tuesday, Dickerson's defense attorney... more »
  • Thibodaux man receives life in prison after raping girl

    December 13, 2015 2:16 PM

    HOUMA, La. - A Thibodaux man convicted of raping and impregnating an 11-year-old girl was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Prosecutor Bud Barnes says 27-year-old Joseph Riney was sentenced Friday. Riney was convicted of aggravated rape in November after a two-day trial in which a state police crime... more »
  • Hints of life on what was thought to be desolate early Earth

    October 19, 2015 3:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - Scientists have found fossil-like hints that some kind of life existed on Earth 4.1 billion years ago - when the planet was a mere toddler. That's 300 million years earlier than previously thought. It changes the way scientists thought Earth was like soon after it formed 4.5 billion... more »
  • Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

    July 23, 2015 2:41 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - Scientists have identified the best bet yet for an Earth-like planet that might harbor life. The researchers announced their discovery Thursday based on observations from NASA's Kepler space telescope. This older, bigger cousin to Earth is called Kepler-452b. What makes this planet remarkable is that it orbits... more »
  • Killer Jodi Arias gets life term with no chance for release

    April 13, 2015 12:26 PM

    PHOENIX - A judge has formally sentenced convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison, ending a nearly seven-year-old case that attracted worldwide attention. The decision by Judge Sherry Stephens was largely a formality after a jury deadlocked last month on whether to give Arias the death penalty or life... more »
  • Deputies honored for giving their all

    August 5, 2014 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More than fifty current, retired and deceased members of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office were honored in a special ceremony Tuesday night. Four deputies were remembered posthumously for their service: Dustin Hamilton, Corey Gueho, Dana Scott and Gwendolyn Clayton. Hamilton died in a crash involving... more »
  • Light up Louisiana at the Old State Capitol Play Video

    July 24, 2014 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A celebration of the sights of Louisiana opens today. The Louisiana Photographic Society is opening the "Light up Louisiana" art exhibit to celebrate its 60th year. The exhibit features photos from local artists that demonstrate the life, culture, natural beauty and wildlife of the Bayou State.... more »

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