April 22, 2014 11:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - Major crimes in Baton Rouge dropped by 7.39 percent in 2013 when compared to 2012, according to numbers submitted by the BRPD to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting program.
Violent Crimes Against Persons which includes murder, rape, robbery, and assault dropped by 15.03 percent. The numbers... more »
April 20, 2014 5:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police and neighbors are trying to figure out why a man was gunned down near a neighborhood barbecue.
The shooting happened Saturday shortly after 1 p.m. on the 600 block of East Polk Street.
Police say 63-year-old Eddie Lee Marshall died at the... more »
April 19, 2014 9:39 PM
GONZALES - A community held a candlelight Saturday night to remember the mother and son who were allegedly killed by the husband and father early Thursday morning.
"It's hard, real hard, you know. This is something here that should have never happened," said family member Robert Wright.
More... more »
April 18, 2014 10:12 PM
BATON ROUGE- For the second time in a week, city police arrested someone accused of trying to tamper with a murder case.
Kirrasha Nicholas, 25, was arrested the day after her birthday and charged with conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice and conspiracy to commit witness intimidation.
According... more »
April 18, 2014 4:14 PM
GONZALES - The driveway at Dewona Green's house in Gonzales is turning into a memorial for her and her 12-year-old son who were killed Thursday morning.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has not found the alleged killer Ronald Green Sr., who may have gone through with his plan to... more »
April 18, 2014 9:04 AM
GONZALES - Authorities are still searching for the man accused of killing his wife and son Thursday morning.
The bodies of 40-year-old Dewona Green and her 12-year-old son were found in their home on Lakeway Cove Ave. Investigators are looking for her estranged husband Ronald Green Jr. in connection... more »
April 17, 2014 4:27 PM
GONZALES - A family is coping with the tragic loss of two loved ones after a man allegedly murdered his wife and their 12-year-old son.
Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies say Ronald Green Sr. shot and killed his wife, 40-year-old Dewona Green and his son, Ronald Green Jr.
Grief-stricken... more »
April 16, 2014 7:44 PM
DENVER, COLORADO- A woman was shot in the head while on a 911 call to police and authorities are investigating if officers responded quickly enough since she was 15-minutes into the call for help. S
he told the 911 operator that her husband was hallucinating and asked her to... more »
April 16, 2014 5:28 PM
BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies escorted a 16-year-old accused triple murderer into the adult prison Wednesday afternoon.
Inside, Nakeydran Williams will await trial for a shooting in Baker nearly three weeks ago where four other teenagers were shot. Three died in the incident and a fourth survived.
For the... more »
April 15, 2014 11:47 PM
PLAQUEMINE- Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies transferred a man into their jail Tuesday night and charged him with the murder of a man whose body was found in a sugar cane field earlier this year.
Mark Roy, 44, was arrested near Lafayette earlier in the day. He is charged with... more »
April 15, 2014 10:44 AM
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Kansas prosecutors have filed state-level murder charges against the white supremacist accused in a shooting spree that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said Tuesday that Frazier Glenn Cross has been charged with... more »
April 14, 2014 10:47 PM
BATON ROUGE- Investigators took the stand during a day-long hearing to discuss moving a 16-year-old accused killer from juvenile detention to parish prison and have the case against him heard in district court where he'll face adult charges.
Eventually, a juvenile court judge decided to transfer Nakeydran Williams' case... more »
April 11, 2014 10:34 PM
BAKER - Parents, friends, and peers met Friday night, two weeks after three teens were murdered at the Baker Civic Club, to talk about violence in the community.
"Gun play is serious nowadays," said one teen. "You have to watch you (sic) back. My parents don't let me go... more »
April 10, 2014 7:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - A gang police say was committing murder, dealing drugs and shooting up houses was busted in a multi-parish round up Thursday afternoon.
Authorities arrested 27 members of the 'Big Money Block Boyz' for charges that include attempted murder, selling illegal drugs, illegal firearms and racketeering. One... more »
April 9, 2014 7:09 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial has urged the athlete to "take responsibility" for fatally shooting his girlfriend, pushing him to look at a police photograph of Reeva Steenkamp's bloodied head that was displayed in court. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Wednesday that Steenkamp's head... more »
April 8, 2014 10:33 PM
BAKER - Hazel Mitchell, President of the Baker Civic Club, says since three kids were murdered and a fourth was hospitalized after an incident at her club, the venue is hurting.
"Not financially, our hearts are broken, because of what happened in our city, in our facility that we... more »
April 7, 2014 7:33 PM
TORONTO- A Canadian man was found guilty of killing a female student while her boyfriend watched the murder via webcam in China.
Qian Liu was found dead in her apartment a few hours after her boyfriend in China watched as she tried to fend off an attacker who appeared... more »
April 5, 2014 10:42 PM
BAKER- The last of three teenagers murdered last week were buried Saturday.
Funerals for Diontrey Claiborne, 18, and Kendal Dorsey, 15, were heavily attended a day after another shooting victim, 15-year-old Marcell Franklin, was laid to rest.
"No mother should have to bury their child. That's one of... more »
April 4, 2014 6:56 AM
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A South Carolina woman faces 20 years to life in prison when she is sentenced for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk. A Spartanburg County jury found 39-year-old Stephanie Greene guilty of homicide by child... more »
April 3, 2014 7:05 AM
WASHINGTON - The Army's top civilian official says the soldier accused in the Fort Hood shooting this week was deployed for the final months of the Iraq war but did not see combat. Three people died and 16 were wounded before the shooter committed suicide. Army Secretary John McHugh testified... more »
April 2, 2014 6:14 PM
BAKER - City leaders called on the community to come together after a triple murder in Baker.
The murders prompted the city council to call a special meeting to look for solutions in stopping violence.
Council President Joyce Burges called last weekend's shooting a wake-up call for the... more »
April 1, 2014 6:16 PM
BAKER- More arrests could happen after a boy was charged with murdering three teens at a birthday party at the Baker Civic Club on Friday.
Nakeydran Williams, 16, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in the shooting.
Baker Chief of... more »
March 31, 2014 11:21 PM
BATON ROUGE- A killer pleaded guilty to his crime, and will spend the next sixty years in prison.
Phillip Carter, 23, was set to stand trial in the murder of Bobby Nelson, 43, in 2012. Nelson, a fuel truck driver, was killed at a gas station in downtown.
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March 26, 2014 8:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested in the shooting death of his girlfriend after he claimed she shot herself.
Deputies say Jason Bringier, 32, initially told them Lucinda White, 30, shot herself in the head on Monday at a residence on Toulon Drive.
He told deputies that... more »
March 20, 2014 8:49 AM
JOHANNESBURG - Oscar Pistorius' lawyer says the double-amputee athlete is selling the house where he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to raise money for his legal bills. Lawyer Brian Webber said in a statement Thursday that it had "become necessary" for Pistorius to sell the villa in a gated community in... more »
March 19, 2014 10:59 PM
AMITE- Police spent Wednesday evening questioning a 63-year-old woman who they said killed her brother after while he grilled in his backyard.
Alfred Hill, 62, was shot and killed in the 100 block of South Second Street. His nephew stopped a police officer driving through the neighborhood and reported... more »
March 19, 2014 4:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a 17-year-old Thursday who investigators said killed a Baton Rouge man and injured another this week.
Baton Rouge Police said Brandon Boyd is wanted for the shooting death of Emanuelle Myles, 24, during a fight Wednesday night on La Margie Avenue.... more »
March 19, 2014 8:43 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa - A police ballistics expert says Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend was standing up in a toilet cubicle when she was hit in the right hip by the first of four bullets fired by the double-amputee athlete. Capt. Christiaan Mangena says Reeva Steenkamp then fell back onto a magazine... more »
March 14, 2014 10:24 PM
AMITE- Giles McGhee, 53, will serve life in prison for killing two people in Hammond two years ago.
A jury found McGhee guilty in February and he was sentenced this week.
Karum Smith, 40, was found shot along with Tamica Muse, 36, at a house that belonged to... more »
March 13, 2014 8:10 AM
BELLE CHASSE - A Louisiana woman has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder after police say she injected alcohol-based hand sanitizer into the feeding tube of her 17-month-old son, who had Down syndrome. Twenty-year-old Erika Wigstrom was being held without bond after her arrest Tuesday. Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's... more »
March 12, 2014 10:39 PM
PONCHATOULA- A man will spend the rest of his life in prison after a violent love-fueled tirade in this quiet Tangipahoa Parish town three years ago.
Gary Shurley, 40, was sentenced for the murder of Buster Lock. He also got time for other crimes connected to the incident.
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March 11, 2014 8:53 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa - The friend of Oscar Pistorius who was identified by witnesses as being with the athlete on two occasions when a gun was shot in public is testifying at Pistorius' murder trial on Tuesday. Darren Fresco was asked by Pistorius to take the blame, a previous witness... more »
March 1, 2014 10:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say two people were arrested in relation to a murder that happened on Sharp Rd.
Tramion Catherine, 17, was arrested Friday for first degree murder. Marchristopher Corney, 18, was also arrested Friday for principal to first degree murder.
Police say the two... more »
March 1, 2014 6:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - An 18-year-old has been indicted in the Nov. 2 shooting death of another man at the crowded Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury on Thursday indicted Keithdrick Lamond Pier of Baton Rouge on a second-degree murder charge. He faces an automatic... more »
February 27, 2014 11:28 PM
BATON ROUGE- A jury convicted a man Thursday night of killing three people more than two years ago.
Courtney Williams was found guilty of killing his ex, Clarissa Cobbing, and Britney Lee along with Josephine Lathers, Lee's grandmother on Progress Street. Another man was wounded during the shooting.
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February 27, 2014 1:18 PM
LAPLACE - The suspected shooter in the robbery and murder at LaPlace feed store surrendered to U. S. Marshals this afternoon.
Charles McQuarter III, 22, faces charges of armed robbery, first degree murder and attempted first degree murder. McQuarter's surrender came about 12 hours after Dracier Dewey, 22, turned... more »
February 27, 2014 6:53 AM
LAPLACE - According to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, one man involved in an armed robbery and murder surrendered Wednesday night, but the accused gunman is still on the run.
22-year-old Dracier Dewey (left) was arrested and charged with armed robbery, principal to first degree murder... more »
February 24, 2014 7:59 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they have arrested a man suspected of fatally striking another man with a tire iron during a New Year's Day brawl. 23-year-old James Dean was arrested late Saturday in the death of 53-year-old Michael Taylor Sr. Booking records show that Dean was booked... more »
February 20, 2014 7:14 PM
LOS LUNAS, NEW MEXICO- A 15-year-old boy accused of killing his 12-year-old was ordered held by a judge two days after being charged with murder and tampering with evidence.
Alex Madrid was found dead in a field after his parents reported him missing and appeared to have died from... more »
February 19, 2014 9:38 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police issued an arrest warrant for a 23-year-old Wednesday night, accused in a murder that happened on January 1st.
Police are looking for James Dean. Investigators said he killed Michael Taylor, 53, with a tire tool.
Detectives believe the two got into a fight on Convention... more »
February 19, 2014 7:34 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI- A football coach is charged with murder in the kidnapping and death of a ten-year-old girl he's accused of grabbing off the street.
Craig Wood is a middle-school coach and the body of Hailey Owens was found in a house he owns.
Police say he and... more »
February 19, 2014 11:54 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two Baton Rouge teens this week in a murder investigation from earlier this month.
Police charged Windall Herring, 19, with second degree murder in the death of John Bannon, 55. They also charged a 15-year-old juvenile who was being treated at a hospital with... more »
February 17, 2014 11:39 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has overturned the death sentence and murder conviction of a man for a killing during an armed robbery in Natchitoches Parish in 1993.
56-year-old Willard Allen's conviction was overturned by U.S. District Judge Dee Drell. The judge says that the state trial court... more »
February 14, 2014 11:25 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they have no suspect in the Thursday night shooting on Sharp Lane that left one man dead.
Police say the victim was shot one time in the head, and died at the scene. He has been identified as 18-year-old Timothy Thomas.
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February 13, 2014 10:00 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man was shot dead and left behind apartments off Florida Boulevard Thursday night.
Detectives found the unidentified man in the complex at 567 Sharp Lane after people reported hearing gunshots just after 9 p.m. He was shot multiple times, detectives said.
He died at the... more »
February 13, 2014 8:55 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge have made an arrest in the murder of a man who was shot to death early Tuesday morning.
Jamile Variste, 18, was arrested early Thursday morning in connection with the shooting death of 18-year-old Devonta Jenks.
The shooting took place around... more »
February 13, 2014 6:50 AM
JACKSONVILLE, FL - Jurors deliberating whether a Florida man committed murder when he fatally shot a teen after an argument over loud music will watch a security-camera video that captured sounds of the gunshots. The 12 jurors will watch the video from a Jacksonville convenience store security camera on Thursday... more »
February 12, 2014 12:43 AM
BATON ROUGE- A settlement for an accused killer's grandmother is up for discussion at Wednesday afternoon's Metro Council meeting.
Linda Thomas sued the city after she said she was injured when police searched her home for her grandson, Aramis Jackson, more than three year ago.
Jackson faces charges... more »
February 9, 2014 2:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police arrested another 18-year-old involved in the murder of a teenager on 15th Street Friday night.
According to investigators, Harold Retana attempted to steal 18-year-old Marvin Thomas' cell phone while he was walking to a convenience store. Police said during the attempted robbery, Thomas... more »
February 8, 2014 11:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are searching for an 18-year-old accused of shooting another teenager on South 15th Street.
Investigators said Corey Scott is wanted for killing 18-year-old Marvin Thomas on Friday, Feb. 7. A witness told News 2's Troy Gaulden that Thomas was on the way to... more »
February 8, 2014 8:13 PM
INDEPENDENCE - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says a third suspect turned himself in Saturday for a murder in Independence, La.
Police say one person was killed during a feud that involved rap lyrics and their meaning between two groups of individuals.
Officials say 19-year-old Kenneth Johnson was... more »
February 8, 2014 5:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - Neighbors living in Old South Baton Rouge are calling for the violence to stop after an 18-year-old was gunned down walking from a store.
Baton Rouge Police say Marvin Thomas was shot and killed Friday just before 5 p.m. on the 1300 block of S. 15th... more »
February 6, 2014 7:44 PM
SURGIONSVILLE, TENNESSEE- An autopsy shows a five-year-old girl died from being forced to drink more than two liters of grape soda and water and her father and his wife are charged with murder.
Alexa Linboom was brought to a hospital emergency room by her father, blue and unresponsive.
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February 5, 2014 7:07 PM
BATON ROUGE- A murder victim's spirit survives after death because of an organ donation.
Shelby Homes, 38, was shot and killed in October while he was walking home in Old South Baton Rouge. His killer remains a mystery.
But, from this tragedy came hope for Holmes' friend Doug... more »
February 4, 2014 11:17 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a 20-year-old in connection with a 2013 murder, investigators said Tuesday night.
Demonte Foster, 20, 3250 Dalton Street, is wanted in the shooting death of Travis Harris, 34. Harris was killed on November 17 on Dougherty Drive.
Police said Harris was shot... more »
February 3, 2014 9:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police arrested a 30-year-old man and charged him with murder in connection with his girlfriend's deadly overdose late last year.
Brandon Eirick, 30, was arrested Monday on second degree murder charges in the death of Leah Hutchinson, 31. Police said the pair were found in a car,... more »
January 31, 2014 11:19 PM
HAMMOND- An elaborate takedown got an accused murderer locked up after being on the run for over a year Friday.
Hammond Police said they received a tip that Terry Landry, 20, was in Metairie. Landry was wanted in connection with the murder of Raphael Garrison at an apartment near... more »
January 22, 2014 6:37 AM
HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish authorities have made an arrest in the death of an elderly man.
Cody Callais is charged with the murder of 68-year-old Rickie Samanie. Deputies say Samanie was found dead in his Houma home by a neighbor who went to check on him. His truck was... more »
January 20, 2014 1:56 PM
NEW YORK- Police investigating the stabbing deaths of a mother and her two young children in New York City say the children's father is a suspect and they're looking for him. Police said Monday dad Miguel Mejia-Ramos is known to drive a white 2001 Chevrolet commercial van and a white... more »
January 16, 2014 2:59 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - After sheriff's deputies said a man killed his wife and then himself Wednesday night in Livingston Parish, a battered women's shelter is speaking out against domestic violence.
Darren Blevins, chairman of Women Outreaching Women, says one in every three women worldwide is a victim of domestic... more »
January 16, 2014 11:54 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies said a man shot his estranged wife and then turned the gun on himself Wednesday night in Livingston Parish.
Sheriff Jason Ard said deputies found Marlon Reed Sr., 38, and Aleria Cyrus Reed, 35, shot to death on Grand Turk Drive in the Denham... more »
January 15, 2014 11:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police released the name of a man accused of killing a family member.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Antonio Baquedano, 37, is wanted for second degree murder.
He's accused of hitting Maura Baquedano, 29, in the head with some type of object. Police said... more »
January 2, 2014 9:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested, accused of trying to kill a police officer and a woman he stole a purse from outside a bar.
Police said Ryan Jones was outside a bar on North Acadian when he pointed a gun at a woman and demanded her purse.... more »
December 26, 2013 11:00 PM
RACELAND - A man accused of shooting five people Thursday night in Lafourche Parish was found dead.
Deputies say Ben Edward Freeman, 38, of Houma, shot three people to death including his wife.
Two others were wounded, including councilman Louis Phillip Goaoux. Goaoux's wife was killed in the... more »
December 22, 2013 2:49 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies in Ascension Parish are looking for a killer after a man was murdered.
Detectives are looking into what triggered the murder of 34-year-old Quincy Nicholas.
It happened Sunday morning on First Street.
Anyone with information regarding this homicide is urged to contact the Ascension... more »
December 19, 2013 5:33 AM
SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport woman has been booked with second-degree murder after an investigation into the fatal stabbing of her husband earlier this month. Police had been called to the home of 60-year-old Louie Cobb and 47-year-old Linda Cobb on Dec. 4. Louie Cobb was hospitalized with a stab wound... more »
December 12, 2013 10:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- Three people have been arrested in connection with a violent shootout in the southeast part of the city.
Deputies said Thursday, Aaron Hargrove, Demarcus James, and Patrick Anderson face charges for the shooting that happened Wednesday morning in the Gardere area.
Investigators believe James shot and... more »
December 11, 2013 7:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they're continuing to investigate a deadly shooting that happened early Wednesday morning in East Baton Rouge Parish.
A department spokesperson said one person died and another person was injured in the shooting, which happened around 5 a.m. at 9143 Ridge Pecan Drive.
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December 9, 2013 10:52 PM
ST. GABRIEL- An autopsy found a man, found dead and dumped near the Mississippi River, was stabbed.
Marcus Franklin, 31, was discovered dead about a week after he was reported missing in Baton Rouge. His body was found behind the levee near the ferry dock in Iberville Parish.
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December 6, 2013 10:22 PM
ST. GABRIEL - The dead body found along the Mississippi River in Iberville Parish has been identified as 31-year-old, Marcus Franklin.
Earlier this week, a car tied to Franklin was found severely burned in Ascension Parish, according to Iberville Sheriff Brett Stassi.
Baton Rouge Police say, he was... more »
December 5, 2013 6:23 AM
BATON ROUGE- An East Baton Rouge grand jury has indicted three men in the Aug. 2 slaying of a Baton Rouge man during a drug deal. District Attorney Hillar Moore III says Julius Thomas, Darren Paul, both of Baton Rouge, and Jarvis Fleming, of Greenwell Springs, were each indicted for... more »
December 2, 2013 7:27 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police say one person has died and three people are in custody after an altercation in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium where the Kansas City Chiefs were inside playing the Denver Broncos. Police spokesman Darin Snapp tells The Associated Press the death is being... more »
November 22, 2013 6:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a man who they said was shot to death and found in a canal in Baton Rouge Friday morning.
Investigators said Kenneth Barton, 35, of Jackson, La. was shot during a break-in at a home on Cedar Avenue. A neighbor who... more »
November 20, 2013 9:22 PM
AMITE - A grand jury indicted a Hammond man after someone he knew died from synthetic drugs.
Cody Watts faces jail time if he is convicted of the second degree murder charge. Prosecutors said he gave Meghan Lopez, 21, a synthetic form of LSD, which eventually killed her.
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