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  • Madagascar cyclone death toll reaches 50, authorities say

    March 12, 2017 11:21 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - Madagascar's government says the death toll from Cyclone Enawo has risen to at least 50, with 20 people missing. The island nation's disaster management agency on Sunday said the cyclone that made landfall in the northeast on Tuesday also has driven 110,000 people from their homes. At least... more »
  • 11-year-old boy found safe

    March 8, 2017 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department an 11-year-old boy that went missing on Wednesday has been found. Officials say Caden Williams ran away from his home in the 5200 block of North Afton Parkway, and was believed to be in route to a residence in the 11300... more »
  • Coast Guard, multiple agencies locate missing hunter

    March 6, 2017 11:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard concluded a search for a missing hunter after he was found near the Atchafalaya River Basin. The man was located around 7 p.m. Monday evening, according to the Coast Guard. He was then transported to emergency medical services by the St. Mary's Parish... more »
  • Toddler found after reported missing

    March 4, 2017 9:15 AM

    UPDATE: The alert was cancelled Saturday before lunch; the child was found and New Orleans Police are investigating. NEW ORLEANS - State Police issued a missing child alert Saturday morning. Three-year-old Helainia Planinsek went missing Friday. Authorities suspect she is with her babysitter, Erin Streho, 33. Police... more »
  • Deputies find missing Ascension Parish man

    March 3, 2017 12:56 PM

    UPDATE: Paul Ward was found safe and unharmed. PRAIRIEVILLE – Deputies in Ascension Parish are looking for a man who went missing last Friday. According to the sheriff's office, 38-year-old Paul Ward was last seen leaving a local dealership in Prairieville on Feb. 24 after purchasing a 2005... more »
  • EBRSO finds 50-year-old woman and 1-year-old safe

    February 27, 2017 1:40 PM

    UPDATE: The woman and child were located in Baton Rouge in good health, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge Sheriff's detectives are searching for a missing woman and child last seen near Southpark Drive. Detectives are searching for 50-year-old Shalanda... more »
  • Possible wreckage from missing helicopter found on Wallace Lake

    February 15, 2017 8:02 PM

    MANY - DeSoto Parish Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle confirms wreckage has been found on Wallace Lake during a search for a missing helicopter. It's unknown how many people were aboard but he believes there were at least two. KTBS-TV reports the wreckage was spotted from the air. Emergency crews are assembling... more »
  • Missing Prairieville woman found safe

    February 13, 2017 4:45 PM

    UPDATE: Deputies said Dara Givens was found safe Tuesday morning. PRAIRIEVILLE - The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for 34-year-old Dara Givens who was reported missing by a family member on Sunday, Feb. 12. According to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre, Givens was last seen leaving her residence... more »
  • Remains confirmed as those of missing Texas college student

    February 6, 2017 8:37 PM

    ALPINE, Texas - Human remains found in a shallow West Texas grave last week have been identified conclusively as those of a missing college student. Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson told reporters Monday that dental records helped confirm the identity of Sul Ross State University student Zuzu Verk. The 22-year-old... more »
  • Rescuers search for avalanche survivors, fear more slides

    January 21, 2017 1:40 PM

    FARINDOLA, Italy - Using saws, shovels and their gloved hands, rescue workers advanced slowly Saturday through the wreckage of an avalanche-destroyed hotel in central Italy, listening hard for any signs of more survivors among the 23 missing guests and hotel workers. Falling snow reduced visibility and raised new fears that... more »
  • 11 drown, 15 missing after boat capsizes in eastern India

    January 14, 2017 12:29 PM

    PATNA, India - Police say at least 11 people drowned and 15 others are missing after their overcrowded boat capsized in a river in eastern India. Police officer Chandan Kushwaha says the incident took place Saturday as 40 people were returning by the boat after attending a Hindu religious festival... more »
  • St. Tammany Sheriff's Unit finds missing juvenile from Houston

    January 8, 2017 1:55 PM

    ST. TAMMANY - A missing juvenile from Houston was found in a car with three illegal aliens near Mandeville Friday morning. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Randy Smith's Highway Enforcement Unit potentially saved the young female juvenile from becoming a victim of human trafficking. ... more »
  • Lost hikers rescued from frigid NC mountains

    January 8, 2017 12:59 PM

    DURHAM, N.C. - Rescuers have found two hikers missing for more than a day in the frigid North Carolina mountains without food and water and only a small fire for warmth. The North Carolina Emergency Response Team said in a news release that a helicopter using a tool that can... more »
  • Colorado police search for 6-year-old missing since New Year's Eve

    January 2, 2017 4:05 PM

    AURORA - Police in the Denver suburb of Aurora are searching for a 6-year-old boy who has been missing since New Year's Eve. David Puckett was reported missing on Saturday night after apparently wandering off from his home. Denver-area police agencies and volunteers searched for David on Saturday night and... more »
  • Man charged after missing Baker teen returned home

    December 28, 2016 4:29 PM

    BAKER – Police say an 18-year-old has been arrested after a statewide missing juvenile alert. Baker Police Chief Carl Dunn tells WBRZ News 2 that Mejia Vasquez was charged Tuesday night with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Dunn said Vasquez was seen on... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: State looking into former Baker Police Chief's actions Play Video

    December 19, 2016 5:36 PM

    BAKER- The State Legislative Auditor is looking into possible wrongdoing within the Baker Police Department prior to the new chief's arrival. Current Police Chief Carl Dunn learned last week more than a dozen weapons were stolen ranging from handguns to assault rifles. Within hours of us asking questions about the... more »
  • Man missing after night out found dead in Livingston

    December 17, 2016 10:47 AM

    SPRINGFIELD – Sheriff's deputies found the body of a man missing for nearly two weeks Thursday. Robert "Bob" Holmes was found in a pond off James Chapel N Road between Albany and Holden, the sheriff's office said. It appears Holmes died after crashing his vehicle. Holmes had not... more »
  • Missing Pensacola man with mental condition located

    December 13, 2016 6:14 PM

    A 71-year-old man missing from Pensacola, who was believed to be in Louisiana, has been located. According to Louisiana State Police, Ira Johnson, Jr. was located in Texas and is safe. Louisiana State Police was seeking the public's assistance on behalf of the Escambia County Sheriff's Office in locating... more »
  • APSO searching for missing 29-year-old man from Prairieville

    December 7, 2016 12:28 PM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 29-year-old man. Darryl Lee Dean Jr. was reported missing from his Prarieville home on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Dean, Jr. is 5'10'', 150 pounds and was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and a blue shirt. ... more »
  • EBRSO searching for missing 14-year-old

    November 26, 2016 10:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies are searching for a 14-year-old who investigators say was last seen by her family at her home on Gardere Lane Friday. According to East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, Katlyn Patterson was seen around 11:30 p.m. Friday wearing a black t-shirt, black jeans and multi-colored shoes.... more »
  • EBRSO searching for missing work release inmate

    November 2, 2016 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives are looking for a work release inmate that walked away from his job site on Tuesday evening. According to EBRSO, the inmate is 51-year-old Michael Gambino, III. Gambino did not return from his work assignment Tuesday evening from the O'Neal Lane... more »
  • New MH370 analysis suggests no one at controls during crash

    November 1, 2016 9:23 PM

    SYDNEY - A fresh analysis of the final moments of doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 suggests no one was controlling the plane when it plane plunged into the ocean. The new analysis comes in a technical report released Wednesday by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. The report seems to support... more »
  • EBRSO searching for missing registered sex offender

    October 21, 2016 9:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies are searching for a man who went missing Thursday evening. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies identified the missing man as 27-year-old Trevin L'Marcus Blackmore. Blackmore was convicted in August 2011 for pornography involving juveniles. He was released in April 2014. Blackmore is not... more »
  • Police searching for 13-year-old girl possibly in danger

    October 20, 2016 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police detectives are asking for the public's assistance in searching for a missing 13-year-old girl. According to police, Mary Woolfolk was reported missing Oct. 16 and last seen in the 5800 block of Prescott Road. Police say that it is believed that she is... more »
  • APSO searching for missing 47-year-old man from St. Amant

    October 13, 2016 1:37 PM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a man from St. Amant that has been missing since Oct. 5. 47-year-old Dennis Kramer, Jr. was last seen driving a red 1999 Chevrolet Silverado truck with an extended cab with a Louisiana license plate: Y107566. The sheriff's... more »
  • Ascension Parish man missing for 12 days found dead in vehicle

    October 12, 2016 9:28 PM

    ASCENSION - A man reported missing 12 days ago has been found dead in his vehicle Friday. An Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office spokesperson says 34-year-old Ray Goodrich IV. was found at an undisclosed location in Baton Rouge Friday morning. Foul play is not suspected to be a factor... more »
  • Missing Arabi child found safe, missing child advisory canceled

    October 6, 2016 11:00 PM

    ARABI - Louisiana State Police have located the missing 2-year-old child from Arabi. Officials canceled the Level II Endangered/Missing Child Media Advisory for William Flattmann V around 11:45 p.m. Thursday. Police issued a Level II Endangered/Missing Child Media Advisory on behalf of the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office... more »
  • Hammond police searching for 71-year-old man with dementia

    September 26, 2016 4:56 PM

    HAMMOND – The Hammond Police Department continues to search for a 71-year-old man with dementia who has been missing for a week. On Sunday, the police department spent five hours working with four volunteer canine crews from the Louisiana Search and Rescue team to locate Edward Carr. Carr... more »
  • Deputies find 89-year-old man missing from Albany area

    August 23, 2016 7:06 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Livingston Parish deputies found an 89-year-old man that was missing early Tuesday afternoon near Highway 43 in North Albany. Darrel Murphy, who suffers from dementia never returned home from an afternoon walk on Tuesday around 2 p.m., according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. Murphy was last seen... more »
  • BRPD assisting New Orleans police in search for missing woman

    June 30, 2016 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department is assisting police in New Orleans in the search for a missing woman. Chanda Smith, 38, went missing around 1 p.m. from the Sheraton Hotel in the 500 block of Canal Street on Sunday, June 26. Smith is a white female, 5'2... more »
  • Police suspect body of woman found in Grosse Tete is missing teacher Play Video

    June 14, 2016 1:03 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Police say the badly decomposed body of a woman found near Grosse Tete could be that of Lyntell Washington , a pregnant teacher who went missing last week. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said a farmer was contacted by one of his workers around 10:30 a.m.... more »
  • Missing woman's best friend sheds light on relationship Play Video

    June 10, 2016 11:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The best friend of missing woman and mother Lyntell Washington says she is passionate, knowledgeable and trusting. For more than 20 years, Melissa Mason has called Washington her friend and sister, spending holidays and important events together like the birth of their children. Thursday morning,... more »
  • TIMELINE: Police search for body of missing mother; man arrested Friday Play Video

    June 9, 2016 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested Robert Marks, 39, in connection with a mother's disappearance Thursday. Marks, police said Friday morning, was charged with aggravated kidnapping of a child and child desertion. Detectives said Marks and the missing woman, Lyntell Washington, were in a romantic relationship and she was... more »
  • Body of drowned man found; 2nd in three days on Grand Isle

    June 7, 2016 11:48 PM

    GRAND ISLE - The body of a missing swimmer was found Wednesday morning, hours after he went under the water and did not resurface. The body of Diogenes Zuniga was found about 100 feet off the beach, WWL TV reported . Both the local police chief and parish coroner... more »
  • FBI releases new version of app to help ID missing children

    May 24, 2016 1:11 PM

    The FBI announced recently the reboot of an app that provides parents with a way to store their children’s pictures and information in case their children go missing. The app, called Child ID App, allows users to store images and physical descriptions that could help responders in the event of... more »
  • Residents mark 15 years since Clinton toddler's disappearance

    May 15, 2016 11:09 PM

    CLINTON – Family members of a missing toddler who vanished from a Clinton home marked a somber anniversary Sunday. Wesley Dale Morgan disappeared without a trace from his Clinton home 15 years ago Sunday, May 15, 2016. He was last seen May 15, 2001 at his home off of... more »
  • Missing boaters found in Galveston Bay

    April 27, 2016 10:29 PM

    HOUSTON - A Coast Guard crew located and rescued two missing boaters on platforms in Galveston Bay, Wednesday. Michael Watkins and Raymond Jacik disappeared Monday, after leaving for a fishing trip Monday morning. The wife of one of the men, called for help when they didn't come home. The Coast... more »
  • LSP find missing kid from Mamou, mother in custody

    April 26, 2016 11:43 PM

    MAMOU - Louisiana State Police have located a twelve-year-old boy safely after he went missing Tuesday afternoon. Investigators issued an alert Tuesday night that Jalon Bradley, 12, was taken from Mamou High School Tuesday afternoon after he was taken by his mother, 34-year-old Elaine Freemean. Both Bradley and... more »
  • Coast Guard finds body of missing man near Grand Isle

    April 25, 2016 12:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard completed their search for a missing fisherman near Grand Isle Tuesday night. The man missing was 25-year-old Larkeis Durell Bradford. A good Samaritan located Bradford's body on the beach near Grand Isle on Tuesday around 7:30 p.m. According to the Coast Guard, he... more »
  • Boat and iPhone of teens lost at sea discovered months later

    April 23, 2016 9:09 PM

    TEQUESTA, Fla. - The parents of one of two teenagers lost at sea last summer say their boat and an iPhone has been found. The Palm Beach Post reported Saturday that the parents of Perry Cohen said the 19-foot long boat was spotted 100 miles off the coast of Bermuda.... more »
  • Brusly High honors teacher who disappeared without a trace Play Video

    April 12, 2016 12:30 AM

    BRUSLY - It has been nearly 5 years since Sylviane Lozada went missing. She was a foreign language teacher at Brusly High School. Her family there continues to raise money for a scholarship in her honor. Monday was the 5th annual Foreign Language Scholarship Softball Game at Brusly High. All... more »
  • 60-year-old man with dementia from North Acadian West found

    April 11, 2016 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department has finally found a 60-year-old man missing from the 1500 block of N. Acadian West Wednesday morning. Fouse was located and safely returned home Tuesday night after being recognized by a good Samartian, according to BRPD. BRPD first reported that 60-year-old... more »
  • Search continues for missing Northwestern State student at Grand Canyon

    April 7, 2016 12:09 PM

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK - Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park continue to search for a missing Northwestern State University student. They say 22-year-old Diana Zacarias, of Natchitoches, was reported missing Sunday by a family member. She is a Northwestern State University industrial engineering technology major and on the school's... more »
  • One of two young anglers rescued from Gulf died at the hospital

    April 6, 2016 12:17 PM

    GRAND CHENIER, La. - Two 19-year-olds were found clinging to a partially capsized boat near an oil rig 11.5 miles off the Louisiana coast Wednesday morning. According to a KATC-TV report, Derek Romero, pictured in teal, died at a hospital in Cameron Parish after being rescued. The name... more »
  • APSO: Missing runaway teen found unharmed

    February 7, 2016 3:09 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish say a runaway teen that was missing over the weekend was found unharmed Monday morning. 15-year-old Alexis Parker was located by a family member, according to deputies. She has been referred to the Families In Need of Service department. Alexis had... more »
  • UPDATE - Missing Ascension senior found safe near LSU

    January 18, 2016 10:18 AM

    GONZALES - Authorities said an elderly Ascension Parish woman reported missing Sunday was found near LSU Monday afternoon. APSO deputies said 79-year-old Audrey Preston was reported missing Sunday, Jan. 17. Family members said she has a medical condition which could impair her judgement. The sheriff's office said around... more »
  • Several Americans missing in Iraq

    January 17, 2016 11:42 PM

    BAGHDAD - The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is confirming that "several" Americans are missing in Iraq after local media reported that three Americans had been kidnapped in the Iraqi capital. U.S. Embassy spokesman Scott Bolz said Sunday that "We are working in full cooperation with Iraqi authorities to locate the... more »
  • Commanding general expresses support for Marines' families

    January 17, 2016 6:36 PM

    HONOLULU - The commanding general of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing says he understands first-hand the "emotional roller coaster" families of 12 Marines missing off Hawaii are feeling. Brig. Gen. Russell Sanborn told reporters Sunday that his wife went through similar emotions when he was shot down 25 years ago... more »
  • Search resumes in Oklahoma for missing country singer

    January 2, 2016 1:11 PM

    OKLAHOMA - The search for a missing country music singer from Arkansas has resumed at a north Oklahoma lake. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the search for 29-year-old Craig Strickland resumed early Saturday on the north end of Kaw Lake, south of the Oklahoma-Kansas state line. The patrol has been... more »
  • Country singer missing after duck hunting in Oklahoma storm

    December 29, 2015 1:24 PM

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. - A search has resumed in northern Oklahoma for a country singer from Arkansas who went missing along with a friend while duck hunting in severe weather. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Paul Timmons said Tuesday that authorities had returned to Kay County in northern Oklahoma where 29-year-old Craig... more »
  • Rescuer: Girls stuck in park were 'scared and wet, a little cold' Play Video

    December 23, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two teenage girls rescued from the banks of the Amite River Tuesday night are recovering, sources said. The girls, who have not been identified, were taken to an area hospital after they were found on a river bank. They went missing after a hiking trip. The... more »
  • Hundreds of leads in search for 'affluenza' teen

    December 21, 2015 1:06 PM

    DALLAS - Authorities say they've received hundreds of leads in their search for a Texas teen who disappeared after video surfaced showing he may have violated his probation from a deadly drunken car crash. Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said Monday that the tips about 18-year-old Ethan Couch's disappearance... more »
  • Man with Alzheimer's missing from Baton Rouge

    December 9, 2015 9:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies issued a missing persons alert for a man with Alzheimer’s. Deputies said Thomas Madison, 50, walked away from home and never returned. Family members, though, could not pinpoint an exact time when Madison left. The missing persons report was filed around 6:30 Wednesday. ... more »
  • Puppies stolen from Acadia Parish home

    December 9, 2015 5:34 PM

    CROWLEY - The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office asked for help finding ten puppies stolen from a Church Point home this week. The sheriff's office said they were told about the theft on Dec. 7 at the 1000 block of West Plaquemine. The owner of the ten American Bully Pit... more »
  • Search resumes for Jay Cutler's brother-in-law

    December 8, 2015 2:08 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - A team of 30 officers with dogs has resumed searching the vast desert area where the car of NFL quarterback Jay Cutler's brother-in-law was found abandoned 12 days ago. Grand County Sheriff Steven White said Tuesday authorities still don't know where Michael Cavallari was headed... more »
  • Brother-in-law of NFL quarterback Jay Cutler missing in Utah

    December 7, 2015 2:03 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah authorities say the brother-in-law of NFL quarterback Jay Cutler has been missing for more than a week after his abandoned car was found running on a remote dirt road with the air bag deployed. Grand County Sheriff Steven White said... more »
  • $4 million of EKL medical equipment missing Play Video

    November 30, 2015 6:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than $4 million of medical equipment is missing from the old Earl K. Long hospital in North Baton Rouge, according to a state audit . EKL shut it's doors in 2013, and some of its equipment was sent to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in... more »
  • Searchers actively following tips for missing inmate

    November 6, 2015 1:23 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Authorities said they're actively following up on tips in the search for a work release inmate who left his job site earlier this week in Livingston Parish. A spokesperson for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said they and members of the Walker Police Department searched an... more »
  • Deputies searching for missing work-release inmate

    November 5, 2015 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they're searching for a work release inmate out of Livingston Parish who left his job earlier this week. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said Kevin Whetstone, 30, was working offshore on a tugboat and called a relative to pick him up after... more »
  • Debris likely from missing plane is washing up on Miss. coast

    October 27, 2015 11:19 AM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Authorities say they're still searching for three men who were aboard a single-engine plane that was reported missing in south Mississippi. Coast Guard Capt. Brandon Lechthaler says searchers are working under the assumption that the three are alive. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday in... more »

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