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  • Brusly Police searching for its own missing guns Play Video

    September 9, 2014 4:09 PM

    BRUSLY - An audit found that 20 guns went missing from the Brusly Police Department while former Chief of Police Jamie Whaley ran the department. In a four year span handguns, shotguns and assault rifles vanished from the department. Brusly Mayor Joey Normand says the town is doing everything... more »
  • Jackson police capture man in missing teen case, victim missing Play Video

    September 2, 2014 5:47 AM

    JACKSON, MS - Jackson police have captured a man wanted in the possible abduction of a 17-year-old girl. Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green says officers captured 19-year-old Dewayne Thomas about 5:45 p.m. Sunday. She said charges would be filed, but she didn't immediately say what they would be. The... more »
  • Australia, Malaysia reach search cost-sharing deal Play Video

    August 28, 2014 1:55 AM

    CANBERRA, Australia - Malaysia's transport minister says an investigation into how a Malaysian airliner came to crash into the Indian Ocean far off course cannot go further until wreckage and its black boxes are found. Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai is in Australia on Thursday to sign a cost-sharing... more »
  • Burkina official: Plane wreckage found in Mali

    July 24, 2014 6:06 PM

    OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso - A Burkina Faso official says the wreckage of the Air Algerie plane that went missing has been found in Mali. Gen. Gilbert Diendere says the wreckage was located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the border of Burkina Faso near the village of Boulikessi in Mali.... more »
  • Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

    July 24, 2014 6:11 AM

    ALGIERS, Algeria - Officials say heavy rain has been reported in the area where a plane carrying 116 people disappeared from radar today over the African country of Mali. The Air Algerie flight was on its way from neighboring Burkina Faso to Algeria. France's transport minister says the crew's last... more »
  • Talaija Dorsey laid to rest in St. James Play Video

    July 12, 2014 5:14 PM

    ST. JAMES - A church packed full of grieving friends and family mourned the loss of 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey. "It's heartbreaking that we have to do this. I wish that we didn't have to," said Keantrya Franklin. Funeral services were held at Mount Cavalry Baptist Church Saturday. More... more »
  • Corrections dept. audit: Guns, vests missing

    July 8, 2014 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new state audit finds a dozen guns and more than three dozen bulletproof vests belonging to state's Department of Public Safety and Corrections went missing over the past few years and haven't been found. The Advocate reports the audit exposing the missing corrections gear prompted the... more »
  • Family begs for tips in missing child case Play Video

    July 4, 2014 11:35 PM

    CONVENT- Family members of a missing 12-year-old hope a reward will help increase tips related to the search for the child. Talaija Dosey has been missing since Tuesday morning. Saturday begins the fifth day of searching, an effort that has turned up little else than a slipper and an... more »
  • Tips on car sought in search for missing girl Play Video

    July 4, 2014 12:14 PM

    VACHERIE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help identifying a car that investigators believe may have something to do with a young girl's disappearance from St. James Parish this week. The St. James Parish Sheriff's Office released a new flyer Friday in the search for 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey.... more »
  • Search for missing 12-year-old continues after arrest

    July 2, 2014 8:44 PM

    ST. JAMES- The search for a missing 12-year-old continues in St. James Parish after deputies arrested a man in connection with her disappearance. John D. Celestine, 42, was booked into the parish jail on felony obstruction of justice and reports of missing children; false reports or communications. Deputies said... more »
  • Missing boy found in family's basement

    June 26, 2014 7:33 AM

    DETROIT, MI - The search for a missing 12-year-old in Detroit is over, but there is now confusion about where the boy was found. The eleven day search ended when police found him in the basement of his home. It was the fourth time authorities swept the home since... more »
  • Search for missing Malaysian plane shifts south

    June 26, 2014 2:05 AM

    SYDNEY, Australia - Australian officials say the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane will shift farther south of the most recent suspected crash site in a remote stretch of Indian Ocean. Transport Minister Warren Truss told reporters in Canberra on Thursday that the new search area is based on... more »
  • Deputies in St. Mary Parish look for missing Franklin teen

    June 19, 2014 6:40 PM

    FRANKLIN - Sheriff's deputies in St. Mary Parish are looking for information concerning a missing 16-year-old girl last seen on Wednesday afternoon in Franklin. Authorities said Jasmine Smith, 16, was last seen on Beau Chene Lane in Franklin at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, and it is not known... more »
  • Clinton boy still missing after 13 years Play Video

    June 14, 2014 5:21 PM

    CLINTON - After being missing for more than 13 years, the family of a missing boy has a new picture of what he would look like today. In May of 2001, search crews combed all around Clinton looking for a toddler who vanished. Wesley Dale Morgan was last seen... more »
  • Girl found alone, deputies investigating

    June 12, 2014 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies said they're investigating how a young girl wound up by herself in her pajamas outside an apartment complex Thursday morning. Sheriff's deputies said the four to five-year-old child was found around 7:30 a.m. at 12400 Jefferson Hwy at Jefferson Lake Apartments.... more »
  • Body of missing canoer found in river south of downtown

    June 11, 2014 8:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The body of a missing canoer was found just shy of 14 miles from where he was believed to have set out for a paddle across the river last week. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies said Wednesday evening, the body was identified as Kevin "Rooster" Guy.... more »
  • Coast Guard suspends search for MS River canoer

    June 10, 2014 11:32 PM

    PORT ALLEN- The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing canoer, who was possibly last seen canoeing across the Mississippi River. Kevin "rooster" Guy was last seen Friday night. He told friends as he left a concert in Baton Rouge, he was riding his bike to the river... more »
  • Search of river fails to find missing Port Allen canoer

    June 9, 2014 7:46 PM

    PORT ALLEN- The Coast Guard spent Monday searching the Mississippi River for a missing canoer. A helicopter flew above 180 miles of the river and a crew in a boat searched 22 miles on the water looking for "Rooster" Guy. Guy was last seen by a member of a... more »
  • Searchers: Missing jet isn't in most likely zone

    May 29, 2014 2:10 AM

    CANBERRA, Australia - An Australian agency says investigators have concluded that the missing Malaysian jet is not within an area thought to be its most likely resting place after an unmanned submersible found no sign of the plane. The Joint Agency Coordination Center said Thursday the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21... more »
  • Remains identified as woman missing for five years

    May 27, 2014 11:21 AM

    LORANGER - Authorities in Tangipahoa Parish have identified human remains found near Loranger as those of missing person Dena Fout. Dena Fout has been missing since August 4, 2009. Her remains were found last week on May 21. Detectives are working on determining a cause and time of death.... more »
  • Impasse in rescue of girls abducted by extremists

    May 27, 2014 6:15 AM

    ABUJA, Nigeria - There is apparent disagreement between Nigeria's military chiefs and its president over how to rescue nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists, with the military saying use of force could get the hostages killed and the president ruling out demands for a prisoner exchange. Defense chief Air... more »
  • Malaysia releases satellite data on missing jet

    May 27, 2014 2:07 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Malaysian government has released 47 pages of raw satellite data used to conclude that the missing Malaysia Airlines jet crashed into the southern Indian Ocean. Some family members of the 239 people on board have been demanding Malaysia release the data so that independent experts... more »
  • Crews searching for 3 people in Colorado mudslide

    May 26, 2014 5:43 AM

    GRAND JUNCTION, CO - Emergency crews are searching for three people reported missing after a large mudslide struck in western Colorado's Mesa County. The slide hit Sunday in a remote area near the town of Collbran, about 40 miles east of Grand Junction. Mesa County Sheriff's spokeswoman Lisa McCammon says... more »
  • Baton Rouge woman missing, home torched

    May 25, 2014 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Family members of a missing woman are searching desperately for answers after her home was found torched this weekend. Investigators believe an arsonist is to blame. Robyn Jackson, 32, was reported missing by her family to the Baton Rouge Police Department. The fire happened at 2035... more »
  • Student goes missing after getting off at wrong stop Play Video

    May 20, 2014 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A family is demanding answers after their child was allowed to get off the bus at a stop nearly four miles away from home. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System has launched an investigation and is not ruling out disciplinary action for the driver. The fifth... more »
  • Malaysia to release satellite data on missing jet

    May 20, 2014 2:12 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia says it will publicly release satellite data used to narrow down the search for the missing jetliner to the southern Indian Ocean. The Civil Aviation Department and British company Inmarsat said in a joint statement Tuesday said they would do this "in line with our... more »
  • EBRSO searching for escaped trustee

    May 19, 2014 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said an East Baton Rouge Parish trustee walked away from their job Monday afternoon. Deputies said Joseph Pomares, 42, was last seen around 1 p.m. at the Central Substation. He's 5'9" and weighs around 130 pounds. Records showed Pomares was arrested April 5... more »
  • 15 crew indicted over South Korean ferry disaster

    May 15, 2014 4:01 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Prosecutors indicted the captain of the sunken South Korean ferry and three crew members on homicide charges today, alleging they were negligent and failed to protect more than 300 people missing or dead in the disaster. Less serious indictments have been issued against the 11 other... more »
  • Malaysia PM calls for real-time tracking of planes

    May 14, 2014 4:23 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has called for real-time tracking of planes and improvement to communication systems to prevent a repeat of the mysterious disappearance of Flight 370. In an opinion piece Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal, Najib urged the global aviation industry to make... more »
  • Elderly woman, lost with dementia may be driving I-10

    April 24, 2014 9:53 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Authorities here are asking people across the I-10 corridor to be on the look for a 76-year-old woman who may be disoriented and driving around. Hazel Hebert suffers from the onset of dementia and was last seen about 1:30 Thursday afternoon. Her family members discovered she was missing... more »
  • SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

    April 21, 2014 6:27 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean President Park Geun-hye says the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed 'unforgivable, murderous acts' in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing. She made the comments Monday at a Cabinet briefing. The captain initially told passengers... more »
  • South Korea says nearly 300 missing in ferry disaster Play Video

    April 16, 2014 6:10 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Officials in South Korea say nearly 300 people are still missing several hours after a ferry sank in the cold waters off the country's southern coast. At least two people are confirmed dead, but there are fears of a much bigger death toll as dozens of... more »
  • Two juveniles missing from St. Landry Parish

    April 8, 2014 11:52 AM

    LEONVILLE - The Sheriff's Office in St. Landry Parish is asking for help in locating two missing youngsters. 12 year-old Ariel Robin was last seen running from her home in Leonville and getting into a vehicle believed to be driven by 15 year-old Henry Bieber, Jr., also missing. The... more »
  • Malaysia official hopeful about lost jet search

    April 7, 2014 6:55 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's defense minister says he is "cautiously hopeful" that there will be positive developments in the next few days, "if not hours," in the search for the missing airliner. Hishamuddin Hussein made the comments Monday during a press conference in light of news about underwater sounds... more »
  • Assistance asked to find missing St. Martin man

    April 3, 2014 12:00 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in locating a missing person. Investigators say 50 year-old Justin Edward Camus was last seen at a residence on Duchamp Road in St. Martin Parish on April 1, about 12:45 p.m. He drives a white... more »
  • Body found in Red River identified

    April 3, 2014 11:48 AM

    BENTON - A body found in the Red River has been identified as a man who's been missing more than a week. 22 year-old Glen Bowens was reported missing on March 24. The body was found Tuesday night about a mile south of Red River South Marina on U.S.... more »
  • Washington mudslide death toll climbs to 28 Play Video

    April 2, 2014 6:58 AM

    ARLINGTON, WA - The official death toll from Washington state's mudslide has increased to 28, and the Snohomish County medical examiner's office says 22 of those victims have been identified. That's up from 27 dead with 19 identified Tuesday morning. The latest names added to the victims list are 65-year-old... more »
  • Search underway for missing New Roads woman Play Video

    March 28, 2014 2:33 PM

    NEW ROADS- Authorities in Pointe Coupee Parish are searching for a New Roads woman who went missing Thursday night. Isla "May" Lazare was last seen around 10 p.m. at Lakeview Nursing Home, where she lives. Lazare suffers from Alzheimer's Disease, as well as other medical conditions. If... more »
  • Mudslide fatalities expected to increase substantially

    March 27, 2014 12:00 PM

    DARRINGTON, Wash. - State authorities in Washington say the number of fatalities from a mudslide will go up substantially in the next two days. Sixteen bodies have been recovered, with nine more found as of Wednesday night. The Snohomish County District 21 Fire Chief says that officials are... more »
  • BRPD: Good Samaritans locate missing 10-year-old

    March 26, 2014 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a pair of good Samaritans found a 10-year-old girl who went missing in Baton Rouge and returned her safely to her family Wednesday. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the pair found Eriel Cottrell walking on South Choctaw Tuesday night and took her to their home.... more »
  • Satellite spots 122 possible objects in search

    March 26, 2014 5:56 AM

    PERTH, Australia - Malaysia says a satellite has captured images of 122 objects in the Indian Ocean that might be from the missing plane. Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says the objects were seen close to where three other satellites previously detected objects. He said Wednesday the sightings together are "the... more »
  • Official: 108 names on list of missing in mudslide

    March 24, 2014 11:31 AM

    ARLINGTON, Wash. - Authorities say there are 108 names on the list of people who've been reported missing or unaccounted for in the weekend mudslide in Washington state. Snohomish County emergency management director John Pennington says that doesn't mean there are 108 injuries or fatalities. But he says it's the... more »
  • Malaysia: Missing flight crashed in Indian Ocean

    March 24, 2014 9:17 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says a new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane plunged into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean. The news is a major breakthrough in the unprecedented two-week struggle to find out what happened to Flight 370,... more »
  • BR man using website to search for missing airplane Play Video

    March 22, 2014 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One Baton Rouge man is using a website to join in on the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight that vanished more than two weeks ago. Average Joe's like Scott Gray can log into Tomnod.com from the comfort of their home to scour the Indian... more »
  • Australia leader say nothing spotted in air search

    March 21, 2014 5:44 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Australia's acting prime minister says nothing of significance has been spotted so far by search planes flying deep into the southern Indian Ocean looking for possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. Warren Truss, who is acting prime minister while Tony Abbott is in Papua... more »
  • Australia chasing objects "possibly" from missing plane

    March 19, 2014 10:32 PM

    CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA- The prime minister sent the Australian air force to look for objects, possibly from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. The Associated Press reported late Wednesday of the find and said the objects were spotted on satellite imagery. Not much else was reported, since it was not immediately... more »
  • First insurance payments made for missing plane

    March 19, 2014 8:48 AM

    BERLIN - German insurance company Allianz says it has made initial payments in connection with the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. Allianz's global head of communication Hugo Kidston confirmed Wednesday that the Munich-based insurer and "other co-reinsurers of Malaysia Airlines aviation hull and liability policy have made initial payments." Kidston said... more »
  • Ex-police chief sentenced in missing cash probe

    January 14, 2014 3:02 PM

    AMITE- Former Kentwood Police Chief Gregory Newton has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a charge that he tampered with cash that was recovered during a burglary investigation. State District Court Judge Wayne Ray Chutz sentenced Newton to five years of probation after the former chief pleaded guilty... more »
  • Body found after boating incident

    December 22, 2013 6:21 PM

    BAYOU PIGEON- Officials say they recovered a body of a boater who went missing yesterday. According to reports, the body of 37-year-old Brent Joseph LeBlanc of Central, La. was found at approximately 8:30am Sunday about a mile from his boat. The boat was found about a mile southwest of... more »
  • Coast Guard stops search for missing crewman

    November 12, 2013 8:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard has given up its search for a missing crewman. The man went overboard in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday about 60 miles southwest of Port Fourchon from the Dustin Danos, operated by Raceland-based Gulf Offshore Logistics. The Coast Guard says it stopped... more »
  • 3 bodies of missing family members found

    November 5, 2013 2:33 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The bodies of three people believed to be members of a missing Mississippi family have been found in Copiah County south of Jackson. Coroner Ellis Stewart says the bodies were found in an abandoned house off, about a mile from where the family's vehicle was found Saturday.... more »
  • Divers find body of missing platform worker

    October 29, 2013 9:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Divers have found the body of a missing oil platform worker at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, near the platform that sits in 100 feet of water about 55 miles offshore. The body, recovered Tuesday, is believed to be that of 38-year-old Peter Voces, a... more »
  • USCG: Crewman missing off platform

    October 28, 2013 12:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard and other offshore vessels are looking for man who went missing from a platform in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. The Coast Guard said 38-year-old Peter Voces was last seen wearing an orange work vest, jeans and a brown shirt when he... more »
  • Parents beg government to find missing daughter Play Video

    October 17, 2013 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - University of Louisiana-Lafayette Student Danielle Wright and six others have been missing at sea since May 28, but her parents are optimistic she and the rest of the crew are alive. "Everybody on that boat is strong, capable, experienced and trained in survival," Robin Wright, Danielle's... more »
  • La. family hopes image is daughter's missing yacht

    October 14, 2013 9:41 PM

    LAFAYETTE- The family of a missing 19-year-old crew member aboard a yacht that vanished in June is asking authorities to resume the search for the Nina after satellite images may show the boat is floating somewhere between Australia and Norfolk Island. "We have never lost hope that the crew... more »
  • La. State Police rescued missing Fla. child

    October 1, 2013 11:39 AM

    HENDERSON - Louisiana State Police have rescued a missing 5-month-old child from Florida. Officers were on the lookout for a blue Chrysler Town and Country van traveling west on I-10. Trooper Stephen Hammons says officers stopped the van yesterday afternoon around 4:30 and found the child in the vehicle... more »
  • Locals ready to assist with Colorado flood disaster

    September 16, 2013 8:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana are on standby to assist with flood relief efforts in Colorado. Days of widespread flooding have left 8 people dead, destroyed some 1,500 homes and damaged about 17,500 others media in Colorado reported Monday night. "We are eager to support our... more »
  • Evacuations expand as rain continues falling in Colorado

    September 13, 2013 10:25 AM

    BOULDER, Colo. - Authorities in Boulder County, Colorado, say 17 people are unaccounted for amid the flooding that has inundated the city of Boulder. The water has isolated communities in the Rocky Mountain foothills, and left them without power or phone service. Authorities urged thousands of additional people in the... more »
  • Missing LSU student mourned after deadly wreck

    September 2, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Family and friends gathered today to lay Chris Broussard to rest after the LSU student was reported missing last week, then found in his overturned pickup south of Baton Rouge. Funeral services start at 11:30 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Baton Rouge with burial... more »
  • Body removed from missing college student's wrecked truck Play Video

    August 28, 2013 11:08 PM

    ST GABRIEL- A toxicology test will be performed on the body removed from a wrecked pick-up belonging to missing LSU student Chris Broussard. The truck was found on Highway 30 Wednesday night, just inside the Iberville Parish line south of East Baton Rouge. Broussard was reported missing Tuesday... more »
  • BRPD: Truck belonging to missing student located

    August 28, 2013 7:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police confirmed to News 2 a department helicopter spotted the truck belonging to a missing LSU student earlier today. They said the helicopter noticed the truck, which was overturned on LA 30 south of Baton Rouge near the Iberville Parish line, and landed to investigate. ... more »
  • Fraternity releases statement about missing student Play Video

    August 28, 2013 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The national Theta Chi fraternity released a statement today about a missing member from LSU, Christopher Broussard. Family members reported Broussard missing Tuesday after he did not return from a party near LSU late Monday night. They last heard from him around 1 a.m. Tuesday, when... more »
  • Missing persons case filed for LSU fraternity member Play Video

    August 27, 2013 11:28 PM

    UPDATE - This story has several significant updates linked under "Related Articles." BATON ROUGE- Police said a missing persons case is open for a member of an LSU fraternity who never returned home from a party the first week of school. Chris Broussard was reported missing Tuesday. He... more »
  • Search for boater in Cross Lake continues

    August 26, 2013 9:01 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Rescue efforts turned into recovery efforts Sunday as Shreveport fire and police divers brought in a cadaver dog to assist with the search for a boater who went missing late Saturday. The search resumed Monday. The Times reports authorities searched Sunday for the unidentified missing boater who reportedly went... more »
  • Missing 8-year-old boy found

    August 25, 2013 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies found a missing boy early Sunday morning. Parents contacted the Sheriff's office at approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday night reporting that their son, Jabari Dowie, had left their home, says East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks. Hicks says... more »
  • CATS CFO resigns, investigation turned over to DA Play Video

    August 19, 2013 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The chief financial officer for the Capital Area Transit System resigned this afternoon. In a letter sent Friday to his boss CATS CEO Bob Mirabito, Gary Owens doesn't explain why he's leaving. During a scheduled press conference, Mirabito wouldn't answer questions about Owens' resignation or... more »
  • Suspect in 2 RI homicides found; tot still missing

    August 11, 2013 3:06 PM

    JOHNSTON, R.I. - Massachusetts State Police say the suspect in a double homicide and kidnapping in Rhode Island has been captured, but the toddler is still missing. State police spokesman Dave Procopio tells WPRI-TV that Malcolm Crowell was apprehended Sunday afternoon in Fall River after a nationwide Amber Alert was... more »
  • Sheriff: Missing swimmer's body found

    August 7, 2013 3:35 PM

    FRANKLINTON - The Washington Parish Sheriff's Office says the body of 22-year-old Melanie Borja has been found. Borja, of Picayune, Miss., went missing on the Bogue Chitto River near Franklinton on Sunday. The sheriff's office tells WDSU-TV that Borja's body was found at about 1 p.m. Wednesday near the area... more »
  • Coast Guard assisting search for missing swimmer

    August 6, 2013 11:33 AM

    FRANKLINTON - The Coast Guard is assisting the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office search for a woman who went missing on the Bogue Chitto River near Franklinton. Authorities identified the woman as 22-year-old Melanie Borja of Picayune, Miss. In a news release, the Coast Guard said it received a call Sunday... more »
  • State seeks help in finding missing buoys

    July 27, 2013 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State wildlife and fisheries regulators are seeking the public's help in finding six missing mooring buoys on Independence Island Reef. The buoys went missing in late June from the reef located about three miles northeast of Grand Isle. The buoys are provided to give fishermen an identifiable... more »
  • CATS CEO promises transparency after resignations

    July 26, 2013 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The CEO of Baton Rouge's embattled transit system said today he hopes things will move forward after the recent resignation of CATS board chair Isaiah Marshall. Marshall resigned last night amid concerns about thousands of dollars missing from the bus system and accusations another board member,... more »
  • Zoo will let escaped eagle fly free

    July 26, 2013 12:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Zoo officials have given up most hope that a missing eagle will return. The bald eagle flew the coop just before Independence Day when it was spooked by zookeepers in its cage. The eagle flew threw fencing, and into the wild. Thursday, after nearly a month... more »
  • Read Isaiah Marshall's resignation letter

    July 25, 2013 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The leader of the Capital Area Transit System board resigned late Thursday after intense questions about missing money and allegations that a board member used bus system money to pay bills. Here's the email Isaiah Marshall sent, leaving his post: As many of you know, CATS... more »
  • CATS leader quits, blames news coverage of bus debacle Play Video

    July 25, 2013 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System Board Chairman resigned Thursday, calling media coverage about a series of controversial funding events "unfortunate." The system can not find more than $100,000 in fare funds. In at least three years computers on buses suggest there should be more money than what... more »
  • CATS leader has "no clue" where missing $101,000 might be Play Video

    July 22, 2013 10:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Leaders of the public transit system are scratching their heads over a huge amount of money that has vanished. Monday, Capital Area Transit Systems said an intern financial check revealed $101,860 is missing. "I have no clue where the money is exactly," CATS Chairman Isaiah... more »
  • Interim CEO: CATS missing thousands each month Play Video

    July 22, 2013 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The interim CEO of Baton Rouge's transit system revealed today thousand of dollars in fares have gone missing, and vowed to get to the bottom of what happened. Robert Mirabito said a recent audit found a discrepancy between the amount of money reportedly collected in fares... 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 »
  • Community remembers slain Harvey girl

    July 22, 2013 10:07 AM

    GONZALES - Family and friends of a 6-year-old girl slain last week gathered this morning to celebrate her life. Police found Ahlittia North's body July 16 near her home in Harvey. She had been missing for 2 days after vanishing from her bedroom. 20-year-old Matthew Flugence faces first-degree... more »
  • Body of missing NO area girl found

    July 16, 2013 7:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The mother of a missing 6-year-old girl has confirmed the discovery of her child's body in a dumpster near the apartment complex where she was last seen, according to multiple media outlets. Ahlittia North vanished from her bedroom in Harvey Friday night or Saturday morning. ... more »
  • Body pulled from Amite River Play Video

    July 15, 2013 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews pulled the body of a 25-year-old man from the Amite River this evening. Jason Kristopher Hamilton went missing while swimming near Horseshoe Bend Road in East Baton Rouge Parish this afternoon. Sheriff's deputies said a group of adults were swimming in the area when... more »
  • La. teen missing off Honduras coast rescued

    July 3, 2013 2:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A Louisiana teenager and seven others on a boat that vanished off the coast of Honduras have been found. The U.S. Coast Guard found the group Wednesday morning on Utila Island, about 65 miles from where they left shore. They had been stranded there since Sunday after the... more »
  • Man arrested for desertion after child's disappearance Play Video

    June 28, 2013 10:41 AM

    GONZALES - Police arrested a Gonzales man after they said he passed out while watching a young child, then reported her missing when he woke up and found she wasn't there. Officers charged John Peppers Jr., 24, of Gonzales with child desertion after the 6-year-old girl was found at... more »

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