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  • Baton Rouge man found guilty of killing unborn child

    June 27, 2014 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge jury has found a man guilty of second-degree murder for the death of his unborn child. Frank Atkins shot his estranged wife Kayla in June of 2012. Kayla was four months pregnant, the baby did not survive. Sentencing is set for October... more »
  • Man withdraws guilty plea in poison-letters case

    May 13, 2014 2:12 PM

    ABERDEEN, Miss. - A Mississippi man who pleaded guilty to making ricin and sending letters laced with the poison to President Barack Obama and other officials now wants to withdraw the plea. James Everett Dutschke pleaded guilty in January to sending the tainted letters to Obama as well as Republican... more »
  • Man wanted for theft at Tanger Mall in Gonzales

    May 5, 2014 3:22 PM

    GONZALES- Authorities in Gonzales are on the lookout for an employee at the Polo Store in the Tanger Mall in Gonzales wanted for theft. Police say Lyndon Pack stole over $41,000 in merchandise from the store. They say Pack made fraudulent transactions dating back to November of last... more »
  • Maringouin man arrested for drugs

    May 2, 2014 2:28 PM

    MARINGOUIN- Authorities in Iberville Parish have arrested a man for drugs, after finding over 2 ounces of crack cocaine in Todd Smith's home in Maringouin. The drugs, along with $30,000, a BMW 745i and a Dodge Charger were seized from Smith's home. Smith was arrested for drug possession,... more »
  • Police: Man "armed" with potato in robbery attempt

    April 22, 2014 2:45 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Police say a man used a potato to pretend he had a gun while trying to rob a Rhode Island business. The man entered a convenience store Monday with a potato and shouted: "Give me the money." A police report says the store manager chased him off... more »
  • UPDATE: Identity released of man killed, dumped in canal

    April 8, 2014 9:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a murder after the body of a 38-year-old man was found shot to death early Tuesday morning. The body of Alexander Scott was found by neighborhood residents around 7:30am in a canal behind houses in the 4300 block of Jefferson Ave.... more »
  • Gonzales man kills wife, tries to kill himself Play Video

    April 3, 2014 9:20 AM

    GONZALES- A man in Ascension Parish is in the hospital, after deputies say he killed his wife, then tried to kill himself. It happened just after midnight Thursday at their home on Roddy Road near the corner of Black Bayou Road in Gonzales. Deputies say Gerardo Lua, 38,... more »
  • Man arrested for heroin death

    March 28, 2014 2:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge man has been arrested for the death of another man. Police say on February 27, Marc Roussel injected Guy Koontz with heroin. Kootz was found dead inside his home from a heroin overdose. Roussel was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison,... more »
  • Prairieville man arrested for molesting children

    March 20, 2014 3:09 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Authorities in Ascension Parish have arrested a man on four counts of molestation of a juvenile. Detectives say 42 year-old John Ramsey, of Prairieville, touched the juveniles inappropriately over the past few months in his home. They say most of the time, it happened during sleepovers he... more »
  • Man arrested for rape in Baton Rouge

    March 14, 2014 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man accused of raping a four year-old girl in Baton Rouge, is now behind bars. Police say 46 year-old Troy Lee had sex with the victim, while the two were in the bathroom of a home Lee was visiting. Lee was booked into the East... more »
  • Man involved in deadly 3-vehicle crash found guilty

    March 13, 2014 2:58 PM

    PRARIEVILLE- A man involved in a three-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish that claimed the life of a Prarieville woman, has been found guilty of vehicular homicide. In September of 2012, Ashton Claiborne of Gonzales, was traveling behind Carolyn Brouilette and tried to pass her in a no-passing zone. As... more »
  • 2 weeks after waking up in body bag, Miss. man dies

    March 13, 2014 2:06 PM

    LEXINGTON, Miss.- A coroner says a 78-year-old Mississippi man has died two weeks after he woke up in a body bag at a funeral home after being mistakenly pronounced deceased. Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard says Walter Williams died at his home in Lexington around 1 a.m. Thursday. The cause... more »
  • Fire Marshal: Man dies of smoke inhalation in mobile home fire

    March 3, 2014 2:50 PM

    JARREAU- An 85 year-old Jarreau man died of smoke inhalation in a mobile home fire in Pointe Coupee Parish. That's according to the State Fire Marshal's Office. Henry Jipson's body was pulled from the charred remains of the mobile home Saturday afternoon. The cause of the fire remains... more »
  • Man arrested for trying to kill girlfriend's unborn child

    February 27, 2014 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities arrested a Baton Rouge man after investigators said he tried to kill his girlfriend's unborn child. Deputies accused 18-year-old Darrell Johnson of attempted second degree feticide and domestic abuse battery charges. Investigators said on Feb. 20 Johnson and his girlfriend, who was seven months pregnant,... more »
  • Man arrested for shooting in French Settlement

    February 27, 2014 2:22 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT- Authorities have arrested a man accused in a shooting Wednesday night in Livingston Parish. Deputies say Robert Higgens shot another man after the two got into an argument at Higgens' home in the 18000 block of La Trace Road in French Settlement. The victim was taken... more »
  • Man charged with rape of 13 year-old girl in Slidell

    February 14, 2014 3:01 PM

    SLIDELL- A registered sex offender, just released from prison a month ago, is behind bars again for raping a 13 year-old girl in Slidell. Detectives say 23 year-old Bert Jones, AKA Daniel Jones, held the girl down and raped her. Jones had just served 4 years behind... more »
  • Man arrested for trying to climb White House fence

    February 7, 2014 2:47 PM

    WASHINGTON- Authorities say a man has been arrested trying to climb over a fence at the White House. The Secret Service says the unidentified man was apprehended before he could get over the fence. He had two bags with him and authorities are waiting for the Washington police... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to sending ricin-tainted letters

    January 17, 2014 3:06 PM

    OXFORD, Miss.- A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials. James Everett Dutschke entered the plea Friday during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Oxford, Mississippi. The 42-year-old previously pleaded not guilty and denied sending the letters. He also denied... more »
  • Police make presence known after 4th assault, invasion Play Video

    January 17, 2014 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Friday night there was an obvious presence by Baton Rouge Police officers after a fourth home invasion and sexual assault was reported. The latest attack happened earlier in the day, between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. It was the third incident in the city this week.... more »
  • Deputies investigating death of man and 2-year-old

    January 6, 2014 12:02 PM

    ABITA SPRINGS - Deputies in St. Tammany Parish are investigating the deaths of a 2-year-old girl and an adult man outside of a home near Abita Springs. Sheriff Jack Strain tells the Times Picayune that they believe the man is related to the little girl, and is possibly her... more »
  • Police: brawl leaves man with life-threatening injuries

    January 1, 2014 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a fight between several people that left a man in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Officers responded to the 1200 block of Convention St. in around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. An argument between several people escalated into physical confrontation, and one of the... more »
  • Pierre Part man arrested for rape

    December 31, 2013 2:13 PM

    PIERRE PART- A man accused of raping a 9 year-old girl in Assumption Parish, is now behind bars. Detectives say 56 year-old Brent Zeller, of Pierre Part, sexually assaulted the girl while she was visiting his home. She later returned to the home of her grandparents and told them... more »
  • Man arrested for 1,365 counts of child porn

    December 27, 2013 2:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A 47-year-old New Orleans man faces 1,365 felony counts - and a bond of more than $10 million - after being rebooked on suspicion of filming himself molesting at least two girls numerous times. An arrest-warrant portrays Edward Bush, a U.S. Department of Agriculture employee, as a self-styled... more »
  • Man in Santa Claus suit shot with pellet gun

    December 24, 2013 2:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - Police say a man dressed as Santa delivering toys in southeast Washington, D.C., was popped in the back with a pellet gun as he walked down the street. He is now recovering in the hospital. Police say the man heard a popping sound a felt a... more »
  • Man arrested in car bomb plot at Kansas airport

    December 13, 2013 1:59 PM

    WICHITA, Kan.- Authorities say a Kansas man accused of planning to detonate a car bomb at the Wichita airport has been arrested. 58-year-old Terry Lee Loewen was arrested Friday morning at Mid-Continent regional airport. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said the man planned to drive a car that he believed was... more »
  • Baton Rouge man arrested for drugs

    December 11, 2013 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A search of a Baton Rouge home by detectives has landed one man behind bars for drugs. Detectives arrested 40-year-old Bruce Causey after a long investigation. During a search of Causey's home at 7933 Oak View Drive, they found numerous drugs, including cocaine, marijuana and hydrocodone.... more »
  • Man charged with false billing for Gustav cleanup work in Livingston Parish

    December 5, 2013 2:35 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A former Livingston Parish contractor accused of falsifying billing invoices and theft related to parish Hurricane Gustav cleanup work, is now facing dozens of charges. The 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office filed a bill of information Tuesday charging Corey Delahoussaye with 73 counts of filing or maintaining... more »
  • Man arrested for stealing neighbor's water

    November 20, 2013 3:08 PM

    THIBODAUX- A 28-year-old Thibodaux man has been arrested for stealing his neighbor's utility service. Tyrone Scott Jr. was arrested Tuesday on a charge of theft of utility service after a neighbor reported seeing him running his a water hose from outside their home into his home next door. Police had... more »
  • Man jailed for shooting, killing father

    November 8, 2013 2:16 PM

    LULING - A 20-year-old Luling man is now behind bars after being accuse of shooting and killing his father during an argument. St. Charles Parish sheriff's investigators say Stanley Robinson Jr. was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of 39-year-old Stanley Robinson Sr. A woman,... more »
  • Man stabs himself in Maringouin sheriff's substation

    November 5, 2013 3:19 PM

    MARINGOUIN- A man at the Iberville Parish Sheriff's substation in Maringouin stabbed himself in the chest Tuesday morning, but is expected to survive, authorities said. The man, whose name was not released, was at the substation around 10 a.m. because a complaint related to a domestic dispute was being... more »
  • Louisiana man dies on Maui beach

    October 18, 2013 11:48 AM

    WAILUKU, Hawaii- Police on Maui say a 71-year-old Louisiana man along a Maui beach. Brian Avenel of Mandeville died Thursday. Police at 12:37 p.m. received a report of a man drowning near the public beach access south of Kaanapali Shores. Firefighters and paramedics attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation but the man could... more »
  • Man with muscular dystrophy finishes marathon

    October 14, 2013 8:46 AM

    CHICAGO- A man with muscular dystrophy was the last runner to cross the finish line of the Chicago Marathon - nearly 17 hours after he started the race. Thirty-eight-year-old Maickel Melamed of Venezuela made it across the finish line of the 26.2-mile race at 1:30 a.m. Monday. About 100 people... more »
  • Search continues for hit-and-run suspect Play Video

    October 13, 2013 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE-Authorities continue to search for clues after someone hit a man Saturday night and fled the scene. A white four door sedan believed to be a Nissan Sentra struck Matt Tugwell, 28, around 11:20 p.m. near East State Street and Dalrymple according to witness Laura Brown. Brown... more »
  • Dying Ohio man on gurney leads daughter down aisle

    October 13, 2013 11:50 AM

    CLEVELAND - A terminally ill Ohio man who arrived at his daughter's wedding by ambulance has given her away from a hospital gurney. The PIain Dealer of Cleveland reports that guests cried and clapped as 56-year-old Scott Nagy participated in daughter Sarah's wedding Saturday at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in... more »
  • Houma man arrested for aggravated incest

    October 11, 2013 2:38 PM

    Morgan City- Detectives with the Morgan City Police Department, along with the Houma Police Department have arrested a man for aggravated incest. Detectives say 31 year-old Randy Paul Leblanc, from Houma, had sexual contact with an 8 year-old girl several times while the two were in Morgan City. ... more »
  • LPSO needs help finding wanted man

    October 10, 2013 3:24 PM

    Denham Springs- Deputies with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are asking for your help in finding a wanted man. Venton Bargas, 37 from Denham Springs, is wanted for Felony Theft and Aggravated Assault. Bargas was last seen driving a red Chevy Silverado Extended Cab Pick-up truck. He... more »
  • New Roads man arrested for child sex trafficking

    September 18, 2013 2:39 PM

    Baton Rouge- A New Roads man has been arrested for trafficking a juvenile for sex. That's according to the Attorney General's office. Along with child sex trafficking, police charged 48 year-old John Wayne Garon with human trafficking, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile by sexual immoral acts.... more »
  • Police: Man in tan outfit not Navy Yard suspect

    September 16, 2013 2:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - Police say a man in a tan, military-style outfit who had been sought in connection with the shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard has been identified and is not a suspect or a person of interest in the slayings. The D.C. Police Department said that the man... more »
  • Man arrested on 2nd degree murder charges

    September 15, 2013 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police booked Corey Moore, 44, yesterday evening on 2nd degree murder charges. BRPD says Cedric Hampton, 57, was found lying on the kitchen floor suffering from multiple stab wounds early yesterday morning around 3:00am. Police say Hampton was stabbed after a brief argument... more »
  • Police identify murder victim found in vacant home

    September 12, 2013 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified a man they said was found murdered earlier today in a vacant home in Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Shawn Hartley, 31, was found dead in a home on Wenonah Street around 12:40 p.m. He said an anonymous caller phoned in the tip,... more »
  • Man arrested for murder in Baton Rouge

    September 10, 2013 3:09 PM

    Baton Rouge- A man accused in a deadly shooting in Baton Rouge last week, is now behind bars. Police arrested 18 year-old Curtis Howard Tuesday afternoon for the shooting death of 20 year-old Rayjaun Martin. Martin was shot and killed last week in the 10000 block of Big... more »
  • Judge: Man injured by school bus wins $51000

    September 8, 2013 5:15 PM

    HOUMA - A state district judge in Houma says the Terrebonne Parish School Board must pay more than $51,000 to a man who was injured when a school bus rear-ended a Sears van he was driving. The Courier reports that although police reported minor injuries at the time, court documents... more »
  • Arkansas SWAT officers kill man, 107, in standoff

    September 8, 2013 10:18 AM

    PINE BLUFF - Police in the southeast Arkansas city of Pine Bluff say a 107-year-old man is dead after SWAT officers shot back at him during a standoff at a home. Pine Bluff Lt. David Price tells KATV that police officers called to the home Saturday were told Monroe Isadore... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies in crash

    September 7, 2013 11:02 AM

    JEFFERSON PARISH - State Police say one man died in a two vehicle crash early last night in Jefferson Parish. Police say Dylan Smith, 21, of Westwego died after crashing his motorcycle at the intersection of U.S. 90B and Drake Avenue. Smith was driving in a "reckless manner"... more »
  • Man wanted for robbing Baton Rouge convenience store

    September 5, 2013 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department are asking for your help in identifying a man accused of robbing a local convenience store. It happened at the Circle K on Government Street on August 22 around 9:20 a.m. Detectives say the suspect walked into the... more »
  • Gonzales man arrested for dispute involving gun

    September 4, 2013 3:07 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A man accused in a disturbance involving a gun in Ascension Parish is now behind bars. On August 29, deputies went to 15009 Beau Jon Ave. in Prarieville, where they found two men fighting on the floor of a bedroom. Carlos Jackson then began fighting with... more »
  • Man leaves 1 accident, struck and killed on I-10

    September 4, 2013 8:48 AM

    SULPHUR- State police in southwestern Louisiana are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck on Interstate 10 west of Sulphur after leaving an earlier accident scene. A news release from Louisiana State Police Troop D said the fatality happened shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday in the eastbound lanes... more »
  • Arkansas sets aside T-shirt launcher after man injured

    September 3, 2013 3:16 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas says it won't use a T-shirt launcher at War Memorial Stadium this weekend after a marketing intern was injured at last weekend's game. The school said a pneumatic launcher was lying on the artificial turf when it went off on its own. A loud explosion... more »
  • Police: man claims self-defense in fatal shooting

    September 1, 2013 2:53 PM

    JACKSON - Jackson police say a 21-year-old man claims self-defense in a shooting that killed one man and hospitalized a bystander. Police say Michael Fields of Jackson turned himself in Saturday afternoon, and has been booked with capital murder. WLBT-TV reports that before he surrendered, Fields told the station that... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in Bossier Parish

    August 31, 2013 3:58 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Authorities say a 32-year-old man has died after being hit by a car on Louisiana Highway 527 in Bossier Parish. Louisiana State Police say in a news release that Andrew Burks of Elm Grove was killed when he was hit by a car on Friday night. The news... more »
  • Court overturns La. man's stay of execution

    August 30, 2013 2:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court overturned a judge's order today which canceled the execution of a DeSoto Parish man convicted of beating and scalding his 6-year-old stepson to death in 1992. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled U.S. District Judge James... more »
  • Man arrested for AC unit theft in Baton Rouge

    August 30, 2013 2:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man after they said he stole numerous air conditioning units throughout the Baton Rouge area. Investigators said they caught Brent Ducote, 38, of Lake Charles shortly after he tried to steal an AC unit from a local business they were staking out. ... more »
  • Gonzales man dies in motorcycle crash

    August 29, 2013 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man is dead after a crash involving a motorcycle in East Baton Rouge Parish early today. It happened around 6 a.m. in the area of 18100 Petroleum Drive. Deputies say 61 year-old James Dunn, of Gonzales was headed east, when he hit the back... more »
  • Police officer accused of kidnapping La. man

    August 25, 2013 6:13 PM

    MANY - Authorities in central Louisiana have spent the weekend searching for a man they believe was kidnapped from his home at gunpoint by a Natchitoches police officer. Twenty-five year-old Tony Procell has been missing for almost a week. The Shreveport Times reports that security video at Procell's mobile home... more »
  • Man dies after crashing into a ditch

    August 25, 2013 10:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One man is dead after his vehicle left the road and hit a ditch early Sunday morning, according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks. Deputies say Rico Lamonte Robinson, 22, was traveling east on Merrydale Avenue when he left the roadway and went... more »
  • La. man gets 3 years in 2011 injuring of baby

    August 24, 2013 4:14 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - A Lake Charles man has been sentenced to three years in prison for injuring a 5-month-old child. The American Press reports that 32-year-old Mitchell Scott Crador was sentenced Friday by Judge Ron Ware. Crador had pleaded guilty to second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. Prosecutor Bobby Holmes says... more »
  • Man wanted for exposing himself in Baton Rouge bookstore

    August 22, 2013 2:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police release a photo today of a man they said exposed himself recently at a Baton Rouge bookstore. Detectives said the man did it the afternoon of July 28 while at the Barnes and Noble on Citiplace. They said he was a black male wearing... more »
  • Police searching for armed daiquiri shop robber

    August 15, 2013 2:47 PM

    GONZALES - Police said they're looking for an armed man who robbed a daiquiri shop in Gonzales this week. Investigators said it happened around 9:35 p.m. Wednesday at New Orleans Daiquiri on Airline Highway and Church Point Road. Police said an armed man wearing a hooded sweater and... more »
  • Man sentenced for sexual abuse of a minor

    August 9, 2013 2:14 PM

    LAKE CHARLES- A 19-year-old Fort Polk man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, with five years of supervised release, for sexual abuse of a minor. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says Satonius Gaines pleaded guilty to the charge. Finley says Gaines admitted that on July 22, 2012,... more »
  • Minn. man claims share of $448M Powerball jackpot

    August 8, 2013 2:44 PM

    ROSEVILLE, Minn. - A project engineer from a northwest Minneapolis suburb has come forward to claim one-third of a $448 million Powerball jackpot. Paul White, of Ham Lake, was introduced Thursday afternoon at a news conference at the Minnesota State Lottery's headquarters. The other two winning tickets were sold in... more »
  • Man wanted in Gonzales attempted bank robbery

    August 7, 2013 2:38 PM

    GONZALES - Police in Gonzales are on the lookout for a man wanted for an apparent attempted bank robbery. They say around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the subject walked into the Capitol One on South Burnside Avenue and wrote something on a deposit slip. Investigators say after standing in... more »
  • Gonzales man arrested for child pornography

    July 30, 2013 2:14 PM

    GONZALES- A suspected child predator from Gonzales is now behind bars. Thomas Preston Newman Jr., who is 26 years old, was booked into the Ascension Parish Prison on nine counts of pornography involving juveniles. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison on each count. The... more »
  • Hero, boys reunite at swim practice Play Video

    July 25, 2013 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a News 2 story spotlighted a man who saved two boys from drowning, the Capital City YMCA felt inspired to give Trevez Tanzy, 12, and Carlton Johnson, 13, a second chance at facing their fears. "Next time they come around water they don't have that... more »
  • Golden Meadow man dies after boat hits piling

    July 24, 2013 2:30 PM

    GOLDEN MEADOW- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a 29-year-old Golden Meadow man died of head trauma after his boat hit a piling on Bayou Lafourche. Richard Griffin Jr. was alone in the 16-foot vessel when the accident occurred about 5:15 a.m. Wednesday about a half-mile south of... more »
  • 15-hour search finds man lost in wildlife area

    July 22, 2013 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says search and rescue teams have found a man who had been missing more than 15 hours in a LaSalle Parish wildlife management area. Enforcement spokesman Adam Einck says 29-year-old John L. Paul Jr. was reported lost about 7:30 p.m.... more »
  • Masked man sought in armed robbery near LSU

    July 18, 2013 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police asked for the public's help finding an armed man who they said attacked someone near the campus this week and stole their cell phone. Capt. Cory Lalonde said it happened Wednesday morning on Highland near Nicholson Extension. They said the victim was walking along... more »
  • Alderman's son surrenders on rape charge

    July 16, 2013 10:02 PM

    CLINTON- Police said a man, wanted for rape, turned himself in Tuesday night. Clovis Matthews, Jr. surrendered more than 24-hours since a wanted poster was released with his name and picture. He is wanted in connection with the attack of a 13-year-old girl. Matthews is the son... more »
  • NY man pleads not guilty in Deen extortion plot

    July 16, 2013 2:52 PM

    SAVANNAH, Ga.- A New York man has pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to extort embattled celebrity cook Paula Deen. Federal court documents show Thomas George Paculis of Newfield, N.Y., appeared in Chatham County Superior Court on Tuesday morning to enter his not guilty plea. An indictment filed July... more »
  • Ethel man wanted for rape

    July 15, 2013 3:02 PM

    CLINTON - Sheriff's deputies released the name of a man accused of aggravated rape in East Feliciana Parish who they say is on the loose. The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office asked for any information from the public on the whereabouts of 33-year-old Clovis Matthews Jr. of Ethel. ... more »
  • Homeless man booked with raping child in woods

    July 2, 2013 12:39 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police say a homeless man living in the woods near Thibodaux is accused of raping a pre-teen twice within weeks. Thibodaux Police spokesman David Melancon tells The Courier the child's gender and age are not being released because police believe it would help reveal the victim's identity. Melancon... more »
  • School board president involved in deadly hit-and-run skips meeting

    June 20, 2013 10:09 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The school board president, arrested for leaving the scene of a crash where a man died in St. Helena Parish, missed his first public appearance since the incident. Malcolm Sibley was not present for Thursday's meeting where the board approved next year's budget. Sibley is charged... more »
  • 1 dead in shooting involving Caddo deputy

    June 20, 2013 9:04 AM

    BLANCHARD- Authorities are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and a Caddo sheriff's deputy on leave. Deputies were called to a home in Blanchard Wednesday night where a man had reportedly locked himself in a vehicle and was threatening to harm himself. Authorities say the first deputy arrived... more »
  • LSP identify man killed in chemical plant explosion

    June 13, 2013 4:58 PM

    GEISMAR - State Police released the name of the person killed in today's chemical plant explosion in Geismar. Troopers said Zachary Green, 29, of Hammond was found dead at the Williams Olefins plant after an explosion this morning around 8:30 a.m. The state Department of Health and Hospitals... more »
  • Missing man found dead off Grand Isle beach

    June 11, 2013 3:35 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Authorities in Assumption Parish said they found a man reported missing Monday dead just off a beach in Grand Isle. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said relatives of Michael Blanchard, 51, of Labadieville reported him missing when he didn't show up to work Monday morning. Detectives pinged his cell... more »
  • BR man on quest to regain turtles

    June 9, 2013 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A retired LSU chemistry professor is on a quest to regain 103 endangered box turtles he says were like family to him. Robert Zinn housed the turtles on his property - some for more than 25 years - and gave them names like "Grandma," ''Cupcake" and... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Missing man reunited with mother Play Video

    June 3, 2013 9:28 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A man with medical disabilities is back with his family after days on the streets by himself. Blake Speed left his grandmother's home Saturday after he told family members he wanted to see his father who is getting bone marrow treatments at MD Anderson Cancer Center... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Boy thanks hero stranger for saving his life Play Video

    May 28, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is getting nothing but thanks from a family they call a hero. Saturday, Sherman Jackson saved two unresponsive boys from the Dove Creek Apartment pool in Baton Rouge. After he told News 2 his emotional rescue story Monday , the people he saved... more »
  • Man single handedly saves two from drowning Play Video

    May 27, 2013 9:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man's heroic actions saved two boys who nearly drowned Saturday morning at the Dove Creek apartment complex on Airline Hwy. "The family was all around them and they were on the ground crying and stuff," witness Julia Connor said. "It was just really sad." ... more »
  • Police report: 80-year-old driver took man on wild ride

    May 24, 2013 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The driver of a pick-up truck that drove with a man on the hood of his vehicle for miles last weekend has been identified. Cell phone video, posted online, made the incident infamous. Dwayne Huysmans yelled to passing cars : "call the police for me!" Huysmans... more »
  • Man gets 8 months for failing to file income taxes

    May 23, 2013 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Former Denham Springs attorney Roderick Dewitt Aguillard III has been sentenced in Baton Rouge to eight months in federal prison after admitting that he did not file income tax returns on $2.3 million he earned over a four-year-period. Failure to file a federal income tax return is a... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Man who took ride on truck's hood talks Play Video

    May 21, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man who was seen riding on the hood of a truck Saturday afternoon says the driver tried to run him over. "I didn't have a choice. It was jump up or get run over," Dwayne Huysmans said. The incident started when several of his... more »
  • Man wanted for murder in Baton Rouge

    May 20, 2013 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man accused of killing another man in a fight is wanted by Baton Rouge Police. Police say 27 year-old Andres Gonzalez punched Raphael Domino Jr. while the two fought at Club End Zone on Plank Road on May 5th. Domino then fell to the... more »

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