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  • Two men indicted on murder charges after Pierre Part heroin overdose

    January 18, 2017 5:05 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Authorities say two men have been indicted on murder charges after a Pierre Part man died of a heroin overdose in July. According to District Attorney Ricky L. Babin, a grand jury returned a true bill of indictment for second degree murder on 38-year-old Reid Leonard and... more »
  • UPDATE: Man arrested for murder of roommate, charged with rape

    January 17, 2017 2:06 PM

    UPDATE : Authorities say a 44-year-old man accused of killing and dismembering hi 27-year-old roommate who lived with the suspect's ex-girlfriend is also charged with raping the ex-girlfriend. Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser says Viusqui Perez-Espinosa was arrested on a rape charge in November, and charges of second-degree murder and... more »
  • Shreveport man charged with murder in death of small child

    January 13, 2017 11:15 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport man has been charged with second-degree murder following an investigation into the death of a small child. News outlets report that 11-month-old Mar'sharrd Ross died at a hospital Monday after authorities were told the boy stopped breathing inside a relative's home earlier that morning. Police say... more »
  • Violent Baton Rouge drug dealer sentenced to 21 years in prison

    January 12, 2017 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal grand jury sentenced a violent drug dealer to 21 years in prison Wednesday for a litany of crimes. Myron Hart, 39, of Baker Louisiana, was faced with significant drug trafficking, racketeering, firearm, and conspiracy charges. This includes allegations of a murder plot, threats to... more »
  • Sheriff offers reward for Geismar shooting suspect's arrest

    January 11, 2017 5:03 PM

    GEISMAR - Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley announced Wednesday a $2,500 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the individual responsible for a shooting in Geismar. Javante Hayes is wanted for the attempted second-degree murder of Kermit Jackson Monday. Jackson is still listed in critical condition.... more »
  • Man arrested for November shooting in St. James

    January 11, 2017 4:43 PM

    VACHERIE - The St. James Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a man Monday wanted for the murder of one man and the shooting of another. Jyran McGee is charged with the murder of Jarell Jones and attempted murder of Jeremy Smith on Nov. 13, 2016. McGee was arrested by... more »
  • Charleston shooter Dylann Roof sentenced to death

    January 10, 2017 5:01 PM

    CHARLESTON, SC - A jury has sentenced Dylann Roof to death for the murder of nine church goers in Charleston, South Carolina. The jury came to its decision after about three hours of deliberations. Roof, a self-proclaimed white supremacist, was guilty of opening fire on an African-American church... more »
  • Police investigate rare deadly shooting in rural community Monday

    January 9, 2017 3:52 PM

    GREENSBURG- A woman was found shot to death near a park in St. Helena Parish Monday morning. The victim was shot and killed on Park Street, authorities said. The shooting happened around 7 a.m. Monday. There are no suspects in the case. The Greensburg Police Department is... more »
  • Third suspect wanted for 2014 double murder arrested

    January 7, 2017 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man wanted for a 2014 double murder on Gardere Lane has been arrested. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested 21-year-old Plug Lanaute for two counts of first degree murder and armed robbery. Two other suspects, Charles Lanaute and Darrius Miller were arrested in... more »
  • New Orleans murder rate climbs to 176 for the year

    January 1, 2017 4:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans murder rate climbed last year to 176. The Times-Picayune reports that's the highest count since 2012 when 193 people were slain in the city. Murders last year included domestic violence incidents, drug turf wars and high profile cases such as the Nov. 27 mass... more »
  • Alexa a witness to murder? Prosecutors seek Amazon Echo data

    December 29, 2016 12:53 PM

    LITTLE ROCK - Authorities investigating the death of an Arkansas man whose body was found in a hot tub want to expand the probe to include a new kind of evidence: any comments overheard by the suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker. Amazon says it objects to "overbroad" requests as a... more »
  • Man charged in slaying of actress, yoga teacher

    December 27, 2016 8:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - Police in Washington have charged a Maryland man with first-degree murder in the death of an actress and yoga teacher who went missing on Christmas. Metropolitan Police said in a news release that 29-year-old Adrian Duane Johnson of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was charged Tuesday. He was arrested after... more »
  • Mother accused of leaving newborn baby in Walmart trash booked for attempted second degree murder Play Video

    December 27, 2016 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother who has been arrested for leaving her newborn baby in the trash at a Walmart bathroom in New Roads has been transferred to the Pointe Coupee Parish jail and booked on attempted second degree murder. The mother, 34-year-old Kyandrea Thomas, was arrested on Friday... more »
  • Mom suffocates baby son, kills self in murder-suicide

    December 27, 2016 10:07 AM

    YORK - Police in Pennsylvania are investigating after they say a 40-year-old mother intentionally suffocated her 1-year-old son before taking her own life in an apparent murder-suicide. The bodies were found by officers who were dispatched to Sheri Shermeyer's Shrewsbury Township home for a welfare check on Monday afternoon. Shermeyer... more »
  • Man arrested for attempted murder following road rage shooting

    December 20, 2016 10:58 AM

    WALKER – A man was arrested following a shooting that stemmed from a road rage incident in Walker. Walker Police Department arrested 31-year-old Bradley Deville on charges of attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a firearm, use of a firearm in a school zone, unlawful discharge of a firearm,... more »
  • Illegal immigrant, wanted for murder in El Salvador, arrested in St. Tammany

    December 19, 2016 10:44 AM

    ST. TAMMANY – An illegal immigrant, who had an outstanding international warrant for murder, was arrested following a traffic stop in St. Tammany Parish. St. Tammany Sheriff's Parish Office arrested 36-year-old Juan Sanchez-Roldan from El Salvador. On Friday, Dec. 9, a St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputy conducted a... more »
  • One of two suspects in deadly home invasion arrested

    December 17, 2016 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE – One of two suspects in a home invasion and murder earlier this week has been arrested. Carl Smith, 32, faces principal to murder and home invasion charges. Smith was booked into jail overnight. Investigators said Smith and an unknown shooter forced their way into a... more »
  • Attorney says he will appeal verdicts in Will Smith case

    December 14, 2016 11:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The attorney for the man convicted of manslaughter in the shooting of retired Saints player Will Smith says they'll definitely appeal. Cardell Hayes' defense lawyer, John Fuller, told NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune that he will "map out" the appeal this week. Hayes was found guilty of manslaughter for killing... more »
  • Husband, wife arrested in second wife disappearance

    December 13, 2016 10:44 PM

    VISALIA, Calif. - Authorities say that a Central California man who was married to two women at the same time has been arrested on suspicion of murdering one of them, and his other wife also has been arrested in the case. The Sacramento Bee reports the Tulare County Sheriff's Office... more »
  • Air Force airman charged in August death of fellow airman

    December 13, 2016 9:10 PM

    OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - Officials with Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha say an airman has been charged with premeditated murder in the August death of a fellow airman. Offutt officials say Airman 1st Class Timothy Wilsey, of Valdosta, Georgia, has been charged in military court in... more »
  • Man guilty of manslaughter in 2007 arrested for attempted murder

    December 13, 2016 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man, who previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2007 and sentenced to 10 years in prison, has been arrested for attempted second degree murder, according to arrest records. 39-year-old Ricardo Singleton was arrested for attempted second degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, aggravated damage... more »
  • Deliberations near in trial of ex-Saints star's killer

    December 11, 2016 12:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Saints star Will Smith was "executed" by an irate driver as Smith's wounded wife lay nearby during the chaos that followed an April 9 traffic accident, a prosecutor told a New Orleans jury Sunday during closing arguments in the shooter's trial. But a defense attorney said... more »
  • Suspect in 1991 and 2002 murders indicted by Iberville grand jury

    December 8, 2016 6:09 PM

    IBERVILLE – A grand jury indicted a man for two separate murders that occurred in 1991 and 2002 in Iberville Parish. Tommy Francise, 61, was indicted on two counts of second degree murder for allegedly killing Curtis "Cochise" Smith in 1991 and George Barett in 2002. In October , the... more »
  • Woman charged with killing elderly father with boiling water

    December 8, 2016 10:11 AM

    JACKSON - Police say a Mississippi woman has been charged with murder after pouring boiling water over her paralyzed elderly father, who died several days later. Jackson Police Department Commander Tyree Jones said in a news release that 55-year-old Diane Coleman dumped the water on 81-year-old Earl Coleman on Sept.... more »
  • Man convicted in 2007 Times Square hotel killing

    December 6, 2016 8:48 PM

    NEW YORK - It took nearly a decade for a murder case over a prostitute's death in a shabby Times Square hotel to go to trial. But it took only about two hours for jurors to convict the accused man. Jurors in Clarence Dean's case began deliberating late Tuesday afternoon.... more »
  • Accused parent-killer doesn't admit guilt, fights being sent back to TN

    December 6, 2016 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A man from Louisiana accused of murdering his parents in the Knoxville area over the Thanksgiving holiday won't admit his role in the slayings and is fighting his return to Tennessee. Joel Guy appeared in court Tuesday for an extradition hearing. Guy must cooperate with authorities... more »
  • Man convicted in son's hot-car death gets life, no parole

    December 5, 2016 3:33 PM

    MARIETTA - A Georgia man convicted of murder after his toddler son died in a hot SUV has been sentenced to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole. Jurors last month convicted Justin Ross Harris of malice murder and other charges in the June 2014 death of his... more »
  • Trial set Monday for suspect in ex-Saint Will Smith's death

    December 4, 2016 12:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The trial for the man charged with second-degree murder in the April 9 shooting death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith begins this week. Jury selection starts Monday in the trial of Cardell Hayes. Prosecutors say he rammed Smith's SUV, then shot Smith in the... more »
  • 19-year-old arrested for attempted murder after stabbing victim during argument

    December 3, 2016 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 19-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested after stabbing a victim during an argument, police said. According to The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, on Dec. 2 around 8:00 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a residence on Kendalwood Road in regard to a stabbing. ... more »
  • Son accused in parents' murder appears in BR court Thursday Play Video

    December 1, 2016 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An extradition hearing Thursday to determine if a man from Baton Rouge will be returned to Tennessee to face charges for his parents' murder will be rescheduled because the suspect was not ready to make a decision. Joel Michael Guy , 28, faces two counts of... more »
  • Five arrested in murder of man found in Hammond's Villa West

    November 28, 2016 5:20 PM

    HAMMOND – The Hammond Police Department has arrested five people in the murder of a 25-year-old man found shot in the street on Friday. The five people arrested are 18-year-old Jordan Cyprian, 18-year-old Eric Newman, 19-year-old Sabrina Kemp, 18-year-old Jamonte Felder and a juvenile. Cyprian, Newman and the juvenile have... more »
  • Zachary man arrested for attempted murder after shooting victim during armed robbery

    November 27, 2016 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Zachary man was arrested after robbing a victim at gunpoint and shooting him once, according to police. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said on Nov. 26, just before 7 a.m., authorities were called to Southpark Dr. to investigate a shooting that had occurred.... more »
  • Man stabbed to death in Pascagoula, apartment mate charged

    November 27, 2016 12:15 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Pascagoula police say one man is dead and another is charged with murder after a stabbing in an apartment where both lived. The victim was 40-year-old Eddie Vergail Stanton Sr., who was dead when an ambulance crew arrived on the scene late Saturday at Cambridge Park Apartments.... more »
  • Police investigate Friday murder in Hammond's Villa West

    November 25, 2016 3:07 PM

    HAMMMOND - A man was found shot, lying in the street of a usually quiet neighborhood Friday morning. Police said Stephen Vance, 25, was located on Rue Cannes in the Villa West neighborhood. He died at the hospital. Investigators did not have much information about the case as... more »
  • Teens charged in death of congressman's grandson

    November 20, 2016 12:05 PM

    CHICAGO - Two teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an Illinois congressman's grandson following an argument over basketball shoes. Chicago police said Sunday morning that the 16-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl were due in bond court later in the day. Authorities say the two... more »
  • Police make arrest in connection to fatal event hall shooting

    November 17, 2016 8:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting at a Plank Road event hall in October. Police say Kwame Orlando Robinson went to the Renaissance Center in early October with Marquise Bailey and Alvin Donahue, with intentions of robbing employees at the business.... more »
  • Police identify suspect wanted for Plank Road tire shop shooting

    November 17, 2016 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – BRPD has released the identity of a suspect who is wanted for the shooting death of a man at a tire shop on Plank Road that occurred last week. 21-year-old Curtis Lee Brown is wanted for first degree murder and armed robbery. A BRPD spokesperson... more »
  • BRPD: Mother says Jesus told her to slash 8-year-old's throat Play Video

    November 17, 2016 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge mother was arrested Thursday morning after receiving reports that she tried to kill her 8-year-old son. Gloria Ross, 40, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for attempted first degree murder and second degree cruelty to a juvenile. Ross' bond... more »
  • Vigil held for unsolved murder victim Play Video

    November 17, 2016 12:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Loved ones cried and embraced each other Wednesday night at the scene of an unsolved murder in North Baton Rouge. Jonathan Sam, 25, was gunned down after he intervened in an armed robbery last Thursday afternoon at G&T Tire shop on Plank Road and Erie. "I'm angry... more »
  • Money, language barrier delay hearings for 2 double murder suspects

    November 15, 2016 11:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Hearings set for Tuesday in the case of two men accused of a double murder got delayed after one’s defense attorneys withdrew and the other’s said they are at a stand-still because of money and a language barrier. Ernesto Alonso and Frank Garcia are... more »
  • Georgia father guilty of murder in hot car death

    November 14, 2016 3:24 PM

    BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A Georgia father has been found guilty of murder in the 2014 death of his toddler son who perished after being left in a hot car. A jury reached its verdict Monday in the trial of Justin Ross Harris. The former Home Depot web developer's 22-month-old son,... more »
  • Decomposed body found on Napoleon Street identified

    November 6, 2016 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A body found decomposed on Napoleon Street on Sunday has been identified, BRPD reported on Monday. According to BRPD, the body has been identified as 36-year-old Marquell Gardner. According to BRPD, Gardner's last known address was located in LaPlace. Officers say a passerby noticed a... more »
  • Judge: DA can still prosecute suspect in retaliation murder case

    November 4, 2016 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge has denied an attempt by the defense team of Jace Crehan to block the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office from prosecuting his client. The defense contends that since a prosecutor testified in grand jury proceedings indicting Crehan on charges he killed the man... more »
  • All ready for trial next month in shooting of ex-Saints star

    November 2, 2016 2:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Prosecutors and attorneys for the man accused of killing New Orleans Saints star Will Smith say they're ready for trial next month on charges including second-degree murder. Lawyers said after a hearing Wednesday that they expect about 100 potential jurors to be called to court Dec. 1... more »
  • Third suspect arrested in murder at event rental hall

    October 31, 2016 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The third suspect in a murder at the Renaissance Center earlier this month was arrested after being identified by other suspects. Alvin Donahue, 19, was booked into jail on murder charges. Investigators said Donahue was the one that fired the shots, killing Youlanda Hunter. Already, Marquise... more »
  • Bond denied for murder suspect in 25-year-old cold case

    October 31, 2016 1:36 PM

    IBERVILLE - A judge has denied bond for a man who was arrested for two counts of second degree murder in a 25-year-old cold case. Bond was denied for 61-year-old Tommy Francise who was arrested in Lafayette around 4 a.m. last Thursday . He was transported to Iberville Parish... more »
  • 24-year-old arrested for attempted murder in Wednesday morning shooting

    October 30, 2016 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 24-year-old man was arrested for attempted second degree murder in connection to a shooting that occurred on Cletus Dr. early Wednesday morning. Officials said on Oct. 26, around 12:30 a.m., police were dispatched to Cletus Dr. in reference to shots being fired. Upon arrival, officials... more »
  • Iberville Parish man charged in decades old cold case murders Play Video

    October 27, 2016 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Investigators in Iberville Parish say an arrest has been made Thursday in two decades old cold case murders. According to Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi, 61-year-old Tommy Francise was arrested in Lafayette around 4 a.m. Thursday. He was transported to Iberville Parish and was later booked... more »
  • Double shooting at nightclub kills one

    October 23, 2016 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are investigating a double shooting where one person died outside a North Foster Drive nightclub overnight. Christopher Edwards, 30, Port Allen, was shot in the torso area and died. A 35-year-old woman was also shot and taken to a hospital. She is expected to survive,... more »
  • Sprinter exploring ways to mentor youth after daughter's death

    October 21, 2016 10:00 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay says he will help explore ways to mentor youth in Lexington after the shooting death of his 15-year-old daughter over the weekend. Gay said in a statement released Friday that he's determined his daughter's death won't be "senseless. We must come together as... more »
  • One man dead after shooting on Alaska Street

    October 19, 2016 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD homicide detectives are investigating a Wednesday night shooting on Alaska Street that left one man dead. According to a BRPD spokesperson, it happened on the 2700 block of Alaska Street near an apartment around 8:30 p.m. 27-year-old Demond Johnson was shot multiple times and died... more »
  • Man with deformed skull charged with arson, attempted murder

    October 19, 2016 2:45 PM

    MIAMI - Police say a 31-year-old man with a severely deformed skull faces arson and attempted first-degree murder charges. Miami police officers wrote in an incident report that Carlos Rodriguez was sitting in his backyard on Monday when they arrived to investigate a fire inside a duplex attached to a... more »
  • 2010 suspect in high-profile murder cleared to face death penalty Play Video

    October 14, 2016 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge found the man suspected of a 2010 high-profile murder in Beauregard Town isn't intellectually disabled, clearing the way for a death penalty case. The judge ruled Friday morning in the motions hearing dealing with Aramis Jackson. Jackson is the lone suspect in the killing... more »
  • 4th arrest made in violent crime spree between Livingston, Tangipahoa

    October 13, 2016 2:32 PM

    HAMMMOND - The latest arrest has been made in a violent crime-spree where victims were shot, killed or injured in Livingston and Tangipahoa Parish. On Friday, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 27-year-old Kacey Lee Lanier for his participation in events just hours after a 27-year-old woman was murdered.... more »
  • Charge dropped against man in 2011 baseball beating death

    October 13, 2016 9:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Prosecutors have dropped a murder charge against a man accused of beating a woman to death with a baseball bat five years ago. The charge against 52-year-old Timothy Wayne Washington in Sheena Marie Barnett's death was dismissed after a judge refused Tuesday to delay his trial in... more »
  • Murder charges pending in police officer deaths

    October 11, 2016 9:30 PM

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Riverside County prosecutors plan to file murder charges Wednesday against the man suspected of shooting two Palm Springs police officers. The district attorney's office has scheduled a news conference to announce the charges against 26-year-old John Hernandez Felix. Authorities say Felix fired an assault rifle through... more »
  • Assistant principal arrested for murder of school administrator pleads not guilty

    October 11, 2016 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The assistant principal of a Baton Rouge magnet school pleaded not guilty on Tuesday morning to charges of first degree murder and first degree feticide for the murder of a pregnant school administrator. 39-year-old Robert Marks was arrested in June for shooting Lyntell Washington , a... more »
  • Police name 2 of 3 suspects in death of woman shot at event hall

    October 6, 2016 9:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have identified two of the three suspects in the shooting of a woman, found dead inside an event rental hall Wednesday. BRPD says 18-year-old Marquise Bailey and Donnie Tyler were arrested by the BRPD SRT Team for the murder of Youlanda Hunter and attempted murder... more »
  • Assistant principal indicted on pregnant woman's murder

    October 5, 2016 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The assistant principal of a Baton Rouge magnet school was indicted Wednesday for the murder of a pregnant woman. According to District Attorney Hillar Moore, 39-year-old Robert Marks, who is married, is accused of shooting Lyntell Washington. The two were allegedly having an affair and Washington... more »
  • SC authorities identify 3 killed in possible murder-suicide

    October 2, 2016 11:49 AM

    BUCKSPORT, S.C. - South Carolina authorities have identified the two adults and the 10-month-old baby killed in a possible murder-suicide. Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard tells local media outlets that the three people found dead Saturday in a home in Bucksport are: 51-year-old Keith Davis; 40-year-old Kristina Burroughs; 10-month-old Justice... more »
  • Man arrested Friday in connection with April drive-by shooting

    September 24, 2016 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man wanted for attempted first degree murder after a drive-by shooting in April was arrested Friday. According to Baton Rouge Police, 32-year-old Albert youngblood was booked in connection with an April 11 shooting on Enterprise Street as well as other outstanding charges. ... more »
  • Parents convicted in infant's death

    September 22, 2016 10:05 AM

    NEW ROADS - The parents of a 3-month-old infant, who died from severe malnutrition and dehydration in 2014, have been convicted of second-degree murder. 34-year-old Jason Lutz and 33-year-old Ashley Cogar were immediately handcuffed in court Wednesday and taken to the Pointe Coupee Parish Jail, where they'll await sentencing on... more »
  • Prosecutors: Deputy hurt others before 6-year-old boy's fatal shooting

    September 20, 2016 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - At a trial for one of two deputy city marshals charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy, jurors could hear testimony that the officer used excessive force on people who posed no threat. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's office argued in a court... more »
  • BRPD investigating murder of 69-year-old woman following Oaklon Drive burglary

    September 13, 2016 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating the murder of a 69-year-old woman following a burglary that occurred on Oaklon Drive last month. Officers responded to the 4900 block of Oaklon Drive on Aug. 11 to the burglary of a home and found Earnestine Johnson lying on the... more »
  • Louisiana judge to issue mental disability ruling in October

    September 13, 2016 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state judge says he'll decide in October whether a Baton Rouge man is mentally disabled and thus ineligible for execution if convicted of first-degree murder. Twenty-five-year-old Aramis Jackson is charged in the September 2010 shooting death of a 42-year-old mother during a home invasion. Jackson also... more »
  • 20-year-old arrested for attempted murder with a kitchen knife

    September 11, 2016 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 20-year-old man was charged with attempted first degree murder after stabbing two men with a long kitchen knife. The incident occurred Sunday when Elvin Irias stabbed both 37-year-old Santos Nabarro and 28-year-old Denis Alemal with the long knife. Both men were taken to a... more »
  • State Police reopens Houma murder case from 1989

    September 6, 2016 6:44 PM

    HOUMA – Louisiana State Police have reopened a 27-year-old murder case from 1989. Gerald E. Daigle, the owner of Standard Furniture Company, was found dead at the store located at 300 Belanger in Houma on June 15, 1989 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. According to police, Daigle was... more »
  • Man, 46, charged in deaths of 2 Mississippi nuns

    August 27, 2016 3:12 PM

    DURANT, Miss. - Authorities say they have charged a 46-year-old man in connection with the deaths of two nuns who were killed in Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said in a statement Friday night that Rodney Earl Sanders of Kosciusko has been charged with two counts... more »
  • Gruesome killing of New Mexico girl stuns friends, neighbors

    August 26, 2016 10:34 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - It was in early morning darkness that officers scrambled to sort out the chaos at an Albuquerque apartment complex where a couple had reportedly been attacked, the woman bleeding from a head injury and the man sporting a black eye and wearing blood-stained shorts. The woman... more »
  • 19-year-old found shot in the head in Ponchatoula

    August 21, 2016 2:02 PM

    PONCHATOULA - A 19-year-old was found shot in the head by family members and police are looking for leads in the case. The murder was reported Sunday, although it happened Friday, news partner ActionNews17.com posted on its website. The unidentified male was found on Methvin Drive when family members... more »
  • Donaldsonville man sentenced in manslaughter case

    July 26, 2016 11:35 AM

    GONZALES - A 28-year-old man has received a 12-year prison sentence in the shooting death of a Donaldsonville man. Shawn Broom, also of Donaldsonville, pleaded guilty April 26 to manslaughter in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Michael Stewart on the porch of Donaldsonville home more than a year ago. Broom... more »
  • Father and son dead after murder-suicide in Sulphur

    July 18, 2016 11:52 AM

    SULPHUR – The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Sulphur. According to CPSO, deputies were dispatched on Sunday night to a home in Sulphur in regards to a Facebook post. Kenneth Bacqué, 59, posted on social media that he was going to kill himself and may... more »
  • Man, grandmother and mom face charges in Tangipahoa Parish murder

    July 12, 2016 4:13 PM

    HAMMOND - Four people have been arrested and charged with the murder of an 18-year-old in Natalbany in Tangipahoa Parish last month. 22-year-old Antoine Schaffer is charged with 1st degree murder and obstruction of justice in the shooting death of Marquise Lightfoot. Lightfoot's body was found in a yard... more »
  • Zachary teen wanted for murder turns himself in

    July 12, 2016 3:18 PM

    ZACHARY - Police in Zachary say a teenager wanted on a second degree murder charge has turned himself in to authorities. Police reported on Facebook last week that 18-year-old Antonio D. Thomas was wanted, and that the teen should be considered armed and dangerous. They asked that the public... more »
  • Man accused in beating death of wife enters not guilty plea

    July 12, 2016 11:22 AM

    GONZALES - A 38-year-old Louisiana man, who is facing a first-degree murder charge in the beating death of his wife in the backyard of the couple's home in August, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. David Johnson Sr. of Geismar entered the plea Monday before state Judge Thomas... more »

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