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  • Lawyer: Louisiana gun case against millionaire Durst dropped

    April 23, 2015 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An attorney for real estate heir Robert Durst says state weapon charges against him have been dropped, clearing the way for federal proceedings in New Orleans on similar charges. Durst, who faces a murder charge in an unrelated California case, remains jailed without bond in Louisiana. Lawyer... more »
  • Last 3 men sentenced for 2012 Gonzales home invasion triple slaying

    April 23, 2015 11:18 AM

    GONZALES - The final three men convicted in a 2012 home invasion triple murder in Gonzales have been sentenced after all reached plea bargains with prosecutors. Charlotte Guedry, spokeswoman for District Attorney Ricky Babin, said Rolando Stewart was sentenced Wednesday to 63 years in prison, while Travis Moore got 26... more »
  • All involved in violent home invasion, murder sentenced to prison

    April 22, 2015 10:27 PM

    GONZALES - A three-year-old triple murder case that rocked the usually quiet Ascension Parish ended with convictions of the final three suspects in the case being sentenced to hard labor Wednesday. Rolando Stewart received 63 years; Travis Moore was sentenced to 26 and Devon James received 15. Last year,... more »
  • Murder suspect apprehended after failing to show up for trial Play Video

    April 21, 2015 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A suspected murderer was picked up in St. Tammany Parish Tuesday after skipping out on court this week. Tressie Newberry is accused of principle to second degree murder. Her son, Mason Chiapuzio, is the accused triggerman in the case. Newberry's trial was set to start... more »
  • U.S. judge postpones Durst weapons charge until September

    April 21, 2015 2:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jailed real estate heir Robert Durst's trial on a federal weapons charge has been postponed from June to September. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan set the date for Sept. 21 on Monday. Durst is charged with possessing a firearm after a felony conviction. Durst's attorneys asked... more »
  • After leaving federal pen, man accused of 1992 murder

    April 15, 2015 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in East Baton Rouge charged a recently-released federal prisoner with a man's murder from 1992. Deputies arrested 65-year-old Woodrow Harrell this week on charges of first degree murder, aggravated burglary, and criminal conspiracy. Investigators said in the early 90s Harrell was selling marijuana when... more »
  • Ex-pro Hernandez gets life sentence without parole

    April 15, 2015 9:38 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been formally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murder. Hernandez stood impassively as the court officer announced the sentence Wednesday. It came shortly after he was found guilty on all charges in... more »
  • Lee Turner murder trial jury selection

    April 13, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A high profile murder trial is set to begin later today in Baton Rouge. Jury selection will begin in the trial against Lee Turner. The process could take up to two weeks. Turner is accused of murdering two men at the Carquest Auto Parts store off... more »
  • Man wanted involved in fatal shooting of teen turns himself in

    April 12, 2015 2:03 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A man sought for the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy during a gathering at Shreveport park is in custody. The U.S. Marshals Service says in a new release that Antonious Cawthorne of Shreveport surrendered Saturday at the Caddo Correctional Center. A second-degree murder warrant had been issued... more »
  • No verdict after 4 days of deliberations in Hernandez trial

    April 10, 2015 12:14 PM

    FALL RIVER, Mass. - Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez have completed a fourth day of deliberations with no verdict. The twelve jurors have spent nearly 20 hours over four days considering whether to convict Hernandez of the June 2013 killing of Odin... more »
  • Real estate heir Durst indicted on Louisiana firearm charges

    April 8, 2015 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A prosecutor's spokesman says millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst has been indicted on two weapons charges from his March arrest in Louisiana. Chris Bowman of the Orleans Parish district attorney's office said Wednesday that a grand jury charged Durst with possession of a firearm by a... more »
  • SC officer to be charged with murder after video of shooting surfaces

    April 7, 2015 5:39 PM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Officials in Charleston, S.C. announced that a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man over the weekend will be charged with murder after video of the shooting surfaced. According to ABC News the video showed North Charleston officer Michael Slager shooting 50-year-old Walter 'Lamar'... more »
  • Attorney: Deadline to extradite Durst coming next week

    April 7, 2015 3:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Robert Durst's attorney says the real estate heir is willing to pay extradition costs to face a murder charge in California. A deadline to extradite Durst is coming next week, but a prosecutor told Magistrate Harry Cantrell on Tuesday that it can be delayed for another two... more »
  • Escaped murder suspect caught in New Orleans

    April 2, 2015 12:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police said thanks to an anonymous tip, authorities caught up with an escaped prisoner Thursday who busted out of a transport van in New Orleans this week. Troopers said Lorenzo Conner, who is suspected of murder, was taken into custody at a Gretna residence.... more »
  • Prosecution rests in trial of ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez

    April 2, 2015 11:24 AM

    FALL RIVER, Mass. - The prosecution has rested its case in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Lloyd was killed at an industrial... more »
  • Durst lawyers: FBI illegally searched New Orleans hotel room

    April 1, 2015 4:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Attorneys for millionaire Robert Durst, who faces a California murder charge, say Durst's arrest in New Orleans on weapons charges was invalid, in part because the FBI conducted an unlawful search of his hotel room. Durst was arrested last month at the J.W. Marriott hotel in New... more »
  • Casino killing

    March 31, 2015 7:48 PM

    SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA- A woman was convicted of killing a gambler she followed out of a casino after he won $10,000 and ran him over with a car. Barbara Ann Hamel originally pleaded guilty and faced 15-years to life but rolled the dice and changed her plea to not... more »
  • Murder victim leaves behind premature girl check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 30, 2015 6:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Family members of a woman murdered in Baton Rouge last week said she left behind both joy and tragedy in her life. Police said Jemina Williams was found shot and partially clothed in the parking lot of an auto parts story on March 26. Authorities haven't... more »
  • Cop-killer's death penalty appeal goes before SCOTUS

    March 30, 2015 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A death penalty appeal from a man convicted of killing a BRPD officer 22 years ago will go before the Supreme Court today. The court will hear arguments from Kevan Brumfield, who was convicted of killing BRPD Cpl. Betty Smothers in 1993, that he should not... more »
  • Jurors stumped in shooting case of man mistaken as an alligator

    March 29, 2015 3:23 PM

    THIBODAUX - A 31-year-old man from Cut Off who said he shot a man he mistook for an alligator will get a new trial after a jury could not make a decision in his second-degree murder case. Sources say that after two-and-a-half hours of deliberation, jurors on Saturday were deadlocked... more »
  • Mississippi man's hanging death a mystery

    March 28, 2015 1:09 PM

    PORT GIBSON, Miss. - Loss and healing were the focus of eulogies as more than 200 people packed a Baptist church for the memorial service for a black man found hanging behind his home in Mississippi. Sources report 54-year-old Otis Byrd was mentioned just a handful of times during the... more »
  • Vigilante justice murder suspect arrested

    March 26, 2015 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A vigilante justice murder suspect surrendered to authorities Thursday. Baton Rouge Police said Yovanni Anibal Romos-Salazar was booked into jail on second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon charges. He is accused of killing Joel Guevara Sunday night on Quida Mae. The Investigative Unit... more »
  • Neighborhood appalled at latest shooting

    March 26, 2015 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for answers after a woman was found shot in a Baton Rouge auto body store parking lot Thursday. Investigators identified the victim as Jemina Williams, 34. She was shot multiple times. Investigators believe the shooting happened around 8 a.m. in the 2600 block... more »
  • Man allegedly kills friend after rape of relative check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 25, 2015 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People close to a man accused of murdering his friend said they were shocked by the events which Baton Rouge Police called a case of vigilante justice. Yovanni Ramos-Salazar shot and killed Joel Guevara Sunday night after a brief argument, according to the Baton Rouge Police... more »
  • Police release vigilante murder suspect's picture

    March 24, 2015 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released a picture of a suspect, wanted in connection with what is likely a vigilante killing. Police are looking for Yovanni Anibal Romos-Salazar. Investigators believe he shot and killed Joel Guevara Sunday night on Quida Mae. Monday, the WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered a warrant... more »
  • TV host won't testify in Durst's hearing, magistrate says

    March 23, 2015 6:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A magistrate has ruled that prosecutor-turned-TV-host Jeanine Pirro will not testify in millionaire Robert Durst's hearing involving weapons charges. The 71-year-old Durst is in court Monday for a bond hearing. He's accused of killing a female friend in California 15 years ago and is being held in... more »
  • Mom accused of decapitating baby

    March 17, 2015 7:56 PM

    CINCINNATI, OHIO- A woman accused of decapitating her three-month-old daughter was told to stay away from the baby due to her psychiatric problems. Police say they found Jayniah Watkins decapitated and stabbed numerous times with a large chef's knife on a kitchen counter. The mother, 20-year-old Deasia Watkins, was... more »
  • Robert Durst moved to St. Gabriel prison check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 17, 2015 7:03 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Celebrity murder suspect Robert Durst has been moved to Iberville Parish and the Elayne Hunt Correctional Center where the Orleans Parish Sheriff has a row of beds for mentally-ill inmates. This weekend, Durst, a real estate heir, was booked into jail in New Orleans in connection... more »
  • Police searching Houston home of millionaire Robert Durst

    March 17, 2015 10:52 AM

    HOUSTON - Police are searching the Houston home of Robert Durst after the 71-year-old real estate heir was arrested in New Orleans over the weekend. Durst is charged with murder in a Los Angeles killing 15 years ago, and has been suspected - but never charged - in the disappearance... more »
  • Trial of ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez resumes after day off

    March 17, 2015 8:37 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is resuming after taking a day off. The trial picks up again Tuesday after an unspecified scheduling issue canceled Monday's session. Hernandez is accused of the June 17, 2013, killing of semi-professional football player Odin... more »
  • Police report: Durst had revolver on him when arrested

    March 16, 2015 10:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A police report says wealthy eccentric Robert Durst was in possession of a revolver when he was arrested at a New Orleans hotel on a murder charge in the death of his friend in Los Angeles. Durst waived extradition Monday and is expected to be taken to... more »
  • Robert Durst, subject of HBO series, arrested in New Orleans

    March 15, 2015 10:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Robert Durst, a wealthy real estate heir and subject of a six-part HBO documentary on unsolved crimes was arrested on Saturday in New Orleans on a murder warrant. The FBI says Durst was wanted in Los Angeles in 2000 involving the murder of a close friend,... more »
  • Murder charge removed against burglar's wife

    March 13, 2015 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - District attorneys removed murder charges filed against the wife of a burglar who authorities said was shot and killed during a break-in last week in East Baton Rouge Parish. DA Hillar Moore said second-degree murder charges against Deneatrice Cage-Wheeler were deleted Friday, which allowed her to... more »
  • Pistorius lawyers fail in attempt to stop appeal

    March 13, 2015 4:18 AM

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius' lawyers have failed in their attempt to stop prosecutors from appealing the double-amputee athlete's negligent killing conviction. Judge Thokozile Masipa on Friday dismissed an application by Pistorius' lawyers to challenge the appeal by prosecutors, who want Pistorius convicted of the more serious charge of... more »
  • Husband, wife found dead in Slidell in apparent murder-suicide

    March 13, 2015 2:09 AM

    SLIDELL - A husband and wife were found dead inside their Slidell area home in what appears to be a murder-suicide. The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office on Thursday identified the victims as 59-year-old Thomas Franklin and 57-year-old Debra Franklin. The parish coroner, Dr. Charles Preston, says both died of... more »
  • Residents concerned about worsening crime in Donaldsonville check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 12, 2015 6:31 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - People who live in Donaldsonville said they're concerned about a recent uptick in crime. "We've had shootings. They have shootings everywhere, but not like that. And the reason being for those shootings is unexplainable," said James Lightfoot, who has lived in the town all his life. ... more »
  • Double shooting leaves woman dead, another injured

    March 10, 2015 7:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - One woman is dead and another hospitalized after following a double shooting early Tuesday morning. It happened in the 5100 block of South Robertson Street. No word on any arrests or suspects in this case. The investigation is ongoing. This shooting comes just a... more »
  • DNA clears woman

    March 9, 2015 7:57 PM

    RENO, NEVADA- Prosecutors declined to have a new trial for a woman who spent 30-years in prison for a murder she did not commit after recently discovered DNA evidence and will throw out the charge. Cathy Woods was convicted in 1976 for stabbing Michelle Mitchell near the University of... more »
  • Baton Rouge man gunned down in front of house

    March 1, 2015 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who knew Eddie Simon Jr., 24, are in shock after hearing of his murder. The shooting happened close to 2:00 am Sunday morning, in the 2800 block of 73rd street. Police said officers originally responded to the location for a traffic crash, but discovered... more »
  • Second arrest as deputies look for double murder connections

    February 27, 2015 10:06 PM

    NEW ROADS- As deputies continue to search for double-murder suspect Jamie Croom, investigators are putting pressure on some of his closest pals. Friday, WBRZ News 2 learned, his half-brother, Elie Edwards, was arrested in connection with the investigation of the shooting deaths of Sinica and Lechelle Williams. Edwards was... more »
  • Guilty verdict in 'American Sniper' trial

    February 24, 2015 9:30 PM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas - A jury found an ex-Marine guilty of killing 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle and another man late Tuesday. Eddie Ray Routh heard he will spend the rest of his life in prison. Routh shot Kyle and Chad Littlefield at a gun range in February 2013. ... more »
  • Mother charged in death of toddler son wedged in car window

    February 24, 2015 4:21 PM

    ZWOLLE - The mother of a 19-month-old toddler who died after becoming wedged in a car window has been charged with negligent homicide. The Times reported on Tuesday that Deunka Lynch, 26, of Zwolle was booked into the Sabine Parish Jail on Feb. 10, according to Zwolle Police Chief Daniel... more »
  • Prosecutors rebut 'American Sniper' suspect insanity defense

    February 23, 2015 2:11 AM

    STEPHENVILLE, TX - Prosecutors are scheduled to continue their rebuttal against the defense of the ex-Marine charged with killing famed Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. The trial of Eddie Ray Routh is expected to resume Monday in Stephenville, though sleet and cold temperatures in North Texas could... more »
  • After tense exchange, Aaron Hernandez murder trial resumes

    February 23, 2015 2:09 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez resumes after a tense exchange last week between the judge and a prosecutor. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh told prosecutor William McCauley he could not ask the victim's sister anything about text messages sent minutes... more »
  • Deputies looking into double murder connections

    February 20, 2015 10:09 PM

    NEW ROADS - Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a man for having a gun at the Sugar Shack night club the night of a double murder earlier this week . Terry Matthews was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Friday, the sheriff's... more »
  • Man stabbed, found dead in front yard

    February 19, 2015 6:26 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the slaying of a man whose body was found in his front yard in Labadieville. Deputies responded to a call Tuesday saying that the man, later identified as 20-year-old Daquan Rainey, was lying in a yard. Waguespack said Rainey had a small... more »
  • Deputies say second lounge shooter could be at large check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 18, 2015 9:06 AM

    NEW ROADS - Investigators said they're looking into the possibility a second shooter could have been involved a pair of killings overnight at a New Roads lounge. Sheriff Bud Torres said in a press conference Wednesday morning that Jamie Croom was wanted for the murders of brother and sister... more »
  • Detective expected back on stand in Aaron Hernandez trial

    February 18, 2015 2:05 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - A police detective has told the jury in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez about a video he made of the former New England Patriots player dismantling his phone and using another phone to make calls the day after the killing. Jurors saw the video Tuesday... more »
  • Last member of "Angola Three" indicted again

    February 12, 2015 1:37 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A grand jury in West Feliciana Parish returned a murder indictment Thursday against Albert Woodfox, a member of the "Angola Three", for the 1972 murder of a prison guard at Angola state prison. This is the third time Woodfox has been indicted for the murder of... more »
  • Montana man gets 70 years in German exchange student's death

    February 12, 2015 12:46 PM

    HELENA, MT - A Montana man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison, with no parole for at least 20 years, in the shotgun killing of a German exchange student who was trespassing in his garage. Markus Kaarma was sentenced Thursday after a Missoula jury convicted him in December... more »
  • Weapon used in Donaldsonville double-homicide connected to New Orleans shootings check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 12, 2015 9:03 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office released new details on Thursday morning on the investigation into a double-homicide in Donaldsonville last month. Benny Booker, 29, and Chad Nichols, 37, were found dead on Latino Drive around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, January 26th. Crime scene investigators describes the murders... more »
  • Ex-Patriot's fiance granted immunity in murder trial

    February 11, 2015 2:00 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is expected to resume after his fiancée was granted immunity to testify for prosecutors. Hernandez is expected back in court Wednesday. He is charged with murder for the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin... more »
  • Proceeding expected before 'American Sniper' trial start

    February 10, 2015 1:55 AM

    STEPHENVILLE, TX - A judge is expected to hold a pretrial proceeding ahead of opening statements in the trial of the man charged with killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in the Oscar-nominated movie "American Sniper." The procedural matters were scheduled for Tuesday with openings expected Wednesday in the trial... more »
  • Eleven-year-old charged with killing a baby

    February 9, 2015 7:49 PM

    WICKLIFFE, OHIO- An eleven-year-old is charged with the beating death of a 2 month-old who was staying overnight with the girl and her mom to give the baby's mother a break. Police say the girl, her mother and the baby were on a couch when the woman fell asleep... more »
  • Selfie leads to teen murder arrest

    February 8, 2015 2:19 PM

    GREENSBURG - Authorities say a western Pennsylvania teenager charged in the shooting death of another teen took a selfie with the body and sent it to a friend on social media. The 16-year-old boy is charged with homicide and a firearms count in the death of 16-year-old Ryan Mangan.... more »
  • Ex-wife kills professor in University of SC murder-suicide

    February 6, 2015 5:44 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Authorities say the ex-wife of a University of South Carolina professor came to his work and killed him before committing suicide. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said 46-year-old Sunghee Kwon shot 45-year-old Raja Fayad several times Thursday afternoon at the Public Health building, then fatally shot herself... more »
  • Man convicted for Valentine's Day murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 6, 2015 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A jury convicted a man of a Valentine's Day murder three years ago. Friday, Erick Scott was found guilty of killing Kevin Johnson . Johnson was in a car, stopped at a red light on North Acadian Thruway and South Choctaw in February 2012 when he... more »
  • Police, U. S. Marshals arrest murder suspect

    February 6, 2015 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police and members of a U. S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested a man suspected of shooting and killing someone during an argument in a Baton Rouge grocery store parking lot. Police accused 18-year-old Sidney Ellois of second-degree murder, being a principal to attempted murder, contributing... more »
  • Emotions high at murder-for-hire sentencing

    February 4, 2015 5:31 PM

    ADDIS - Emotions ran high in a West Baton Rouge courtroom today as Monique Kitts addressed family members of her dead husband. She was convicted last year of hiring a hitman to kill her husband in their Addis home. Corey Kitts was found shot to death in West... more »
  • Sentencing today in murder-for-hire case

    February 4, 2015 8:47 AM

    ADDIS - A woman convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her husband over four years ago will be sentenced today. Monique Kitts faces life in prison. Her husband, Corey Kitts, was found shot to death in their Addis home in West Baton Rouge Parish. Prosecutors say she was... more »
  • Former rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight charged with murder

    February 2, 2015 5:49 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Former hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been charged with murder and attempted murder after he struck two men with his pickup truck. Prosecutors filed the charges Monday, alleging Knight intended to run down a friend and another man after an argument on a movie set.... more »
  • Tulane student slain in murder-suicide

    February 1, 2015 5:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department is investigating the murder of a 25-year-old woman and the suicide of a 28-year-old man. Around 9:55 a.m. Sunday, police said they were called out to the 5500 block of Willow Street in the uptown area of New Orleans. When the... more »
  • Remains found of murdered pregnant woman

    February 1, 2015 11:23 AM

    OAKDALE - Deputies report finding the remains of of a pregnant woman murdered in 2011 by someone who planned to take her baby in Allen Parish. The human remains were found Thursday at a house in Oakdale. He believes they belong to Victoria Marie Perez, last seen leaving an Alexandria... more »
  • Prosecutors: Ex-NFL star Hernandez's DNA ties him to slaying

    January 30, 2015 1:54 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Prosecutors say Aaron Hernandez's DNA on a marijuana cigarette shared with the friend they say the ex-NFL star murdered is compelling forensic evidence of the crime. Jurors are set to hear more testimony Friday in the case against Hernandez, a day after the trial started with... more »
  • Man accused of feticide wishes ex-wife happy birthday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 29, 2015 3:01 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A man who is accused of cutting his unborn child from his wife's body learned in court that his trial will begin in September. The man also had a special message for his ex-wife who allegedly tried to kill. "I also want to wish my wife... ex-wife... more »
  • Donaldsonville family thinks man was killed for cash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 27, 2015 5:58 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The family of Chad Nichols, one of two men killed on Latino Road Monday afternoon, thinks the gunmen were after cash and that's why they killed Nichols and one of his employees, Benny Booker. Deputies aren't ready to pinpoint a motive as they continue to follow leads... more »
  • Fugitive task force catches murder suspect

    January 26, 2015 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A fugitive task force arrested an East Baton Rouge man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting last month in the city-parish. U. S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force members located 22-year-old Aljerard Warner at a home on East Black Oak Drive Monday morning in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Woman found dead in prostitution hot spot was charged in the past

    January 25, 2015 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway to determine who killed and left a woman half naked in a field, but neighbors in the area say that area was a hot spot for crime. Authorities have identified the victim as Brooke Ashley Crawford, 30. Investigators say she sustained multiple... more »
  • Teenager faces attempted murder charge

    January 21, 2015 3:27 AM

    THIBODAUX - A 17-year-old boy has surrendered to police after he allegedly shot another teenager in the torso over the weekend. Thibodaux Police Chief Scott Silverii says the suspect was booked Monday with attempted second-degree murder and is being held in the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $250,000 bond.... more »
  • Recap of a violent weekend in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 19, 2015 6:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A violent start to 2015 continued in Baton Rouge over the weekend, with several families now mourning the loss of loved ones to gun violence. Law enforcement agencies are investigating five shootings that resulted in four deaths. David Edwards, Jr., 17, was arrested for negligent homicide... more »
  • Prosecutor: Mother set newborn on fire on New Jersey road

    January 17, 2015 7:35 PM

    PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A New Jersey woman who prosecutors say put her newborn baby in the middle of the road and set the child on fire has been charged with murder. Burlington County prosecutors say 22-year-old Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier was jailed Saturday on $500,000 bail. It wasn't known if she... more »
  • Killed before graduation, murder victim given diploma Play Video

    January 16, 2015 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of a nursing student who was murdered on New Orleans' Bourbon Street walked across the stage to receive her daughter's diploma Friday night. Brittany Thomas was awarded an honorary nursing degree seven months after she was hit by a stray bullet in a reckless... more »

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