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  • Officers responding to shooting on Woodvine Avenue

    June 22, 2017 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials are responding to the scene of a shooting on Woodvine Avenue. Baton Rouge Police Department officials say the shooting occurred in the 900 block of Woodvine Avenue near Timbercreek Avenue. BRPD officials say one person suffered non-life threatening injuries. They did not give... more »
  • Man gunned down overnight sitting in car on edge of Southern campus

    June 20, 2017 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A 35-year-old man was found shot and killed in his car overnight. Police said Quinton Johnson was found dead in the 800 block of Swan Street around 11 p.m. Monday. Quinton was shot multiple times, police said. The 800 block of Swan Street is west... more »
  • Texting suicide verdict to be announced Friday

    June 15, 2017 8:14 PM

    BOSTON - A judge has reached a verdict in the trial of a Massachusetts woman charged with manslaughter for sending her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to kill himself. A court clerk said Judge Lawrence Moniz will announce his decision Friday in Bristol Juvenile Court in the trial... more »
  • Man dies in barrage of gunfire in Baton Rouge overnight

    June 15, 2017 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A posse of guys attacked and killed a man overnight, police revealed Thursday morning. Wilbert Bell, Jr., 39, was found in the 2700 block of Lockwood Avenue off Chippewa, about six blocks north of Memorial Stadium. Police said the shooting happened around midnight. Investigators said... more »
  • Convenience store employee brutally beaten, mugged on his way to work Play Video

    June 13, 2017 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A long-time convenience store employee was mugged and badly beaten while biking to work from his Garden District home this month. The victim, Bruce Scott, works at the B-Quik on Perkins Road, and after more than 15 years of employment there, he’s become more than just... more »
  • Woman relieved after boyfriend apprehended for murder

    June 12, 2017 8:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman is breathing a sigh of relief after her live-in boyfriend was apprehended by police for fatally stabbing a man over the weekend. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 120 block of North... more »
  • August trial set in ex-NFL player Joe McKnight's death

    June 12, 2017 2:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The man charged in the shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight is scheduled to go on trial in August. A judge in the New Orleans suburb of Gretna on Monday set an Aug. 7 trial date for Ronald Gasser, who has pleaded... more »
  • Headless body located after severed head found in Mississippi

    June 11, 2017 4:03 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A headless body has been found after the head of a young man was discovered on the front steps of a Mississippi home. Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance told WAPT-TV that a resident discovered human remains in an open field around 3 p.m. Saturday. The... more »
  • Suspect turns self in after fatal stabbing on N 13th Street

    June 11, 2017 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Monday after he allegedly stabbed another man with a beer bottle on North 13th Street. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 120 block of North 13th Street. Police say 59-year-old Elvis Graham... more »
  • Report: Man arrested for fatal stabbing under New Orleans expressway

    June 10, 2017 4:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police have arrested a man accused of fatally stabbing a woman under the Pontchartrain Expressway Saturday morning. According to a report from WWL-TV, the stabbing occurred around 6 a.m. under Highway 90 at the corner of Calliope Street and Loyola Avenue. Police say 49-year-old Jules Williams... more »
  • Suspect says he killed unlicensed massage therapist after she tried to steal from him Play Video

    June 9, 2017 11:02 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Newly released arrest information of a man facing charges for murdering an unlicensed massage therapist this week told deputies the woman tried to steal from him after their rendezvous, so he beat her to death. Kayla Ann Denham's body was found in a barn on some... more »
  • Wanted suspect in murder, carjacking turns himself in

    June 8, 2017 11:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A suspect wanted in connection to a Murder at a Baton Rouge apartment complex turned himself in Thursday evening. According to a spokesperson with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Donte Tate surrendered to the Louisiana State Police Fugitive Task Force at their Violent Crimes Unit... more »
  • Murder suspect's mom, girlfriend booked for lying to authorities

    June 7, 2017 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two people have been arrested for lying to authorities about what they knew about a suspect connected to a murder investigation. Tranisha Hopes and Natasha Tate face obstruction of justice charges related to the search for Donte Tate. Donte Tate is one of three people authorities... more »
  • Police: 2 Maryland teens found dead night before graduation

    June 7, 2017 3:39 PM

    MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. - Two male teens are dead after police found them shot in a car in Maryland the night before their high school graduation. Montgomery County police identified the teens Tuesday as 17-year-old Shadi Adi Najjar and 18-year-old Artem Ziberov. Northwest High School Principal Jimmy D'Andrea says in... more »
  • Two adults, one child fatally shot in Utah suburb

    June 6, 2017 9:13 PM

    SANDY, Utah - Utah police say a man, a woman and a boy are dead after a shooting in a suburban Salt Lake City neighborhood that also wounded a boy and a girl. Police Sgt. Jason Nielsen said the Tuesday afternoon shooting was first reported to police as a domestic... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2015 fatal stabbing of step-grandson

    June 6, 2017 1:39 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - A 63-year-old man pled guilty to a manslaughter charge Monday in connection to the fatal stabbing of his step-grandson in 2015. According to District Attorney Ricky Babin, William Thompson pled guilty to one count of manslaughter after he stabbed 20-year-old Daquan Rainey Feb. 17, 2015 . ... more »
  • Autopsy reveals details of massage therapist's violent murder Play Video

    June 6, 2017 10:24 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A massage therapist in training who was found dead earlier this week was strangled and sustained blunt fore trauma to her head, authorities revealed after an autopsy Wednesday. Kayla Ann Denham, 24, was found in a barn on property at 30709 Dunn Road in Denham... more »
  • Man found shot and killed in street; Victim identified

    June 4, 2017 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a fatal shooting in the Baton Rouge area Sunday night. The shooting occurred around 9:15 p.m. in the 1500 block of Rosenwald Road. Police said Quenton Gilmore, 27, was shot and killed. There are no suspects or motives in the case. more »
  • Report: 13 people shot in New Orleans Saturday

    June 4, 2017 4:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say 13 people were shot in a 24-hour period in New Orleans Saturday in what is being called the city's most violent day so far in 2017. According to a report from WWL-TV, two victims died early Saturday morning, with a third death announced during... more »
  • Suspect dead, 3 police officers wounded in Texas shootout

    June 2, 2017 10:29 PM

    LAREDO, Texas - A murder suspect has been killed and three police officers wounded in a shootout at a Laredo convenience store. Detective Joe Baeza, the Laredo police spokesman, said officers had been searching all day Friday for 55-year-old Antonio Geraldo Rodriguez. He was suspected in the fatal shooting of... more »
  • Police investigating two stabbings in Baton Rouge area

    May 29, 2017 8:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officers are investigating after two victims were stabbed in two different locations in Baton Rouge Monday night. The first incident was reported around 7:30 p.m. on N. 20th Street near Convention Street. BRPD says one victim was stabbed in the face. The second stabbing occurred... more »
  • Angola inmate charged with beating cellmate to death

    May 26, 2017 12:27 PM

    ANGOLA- A prisoner at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola is facing murder charges in the alleged beating death of his cellmate, one in a string of inmate-on-inmate attacks at the facility. The Advocate reports 37-year-old Wilbert Carter was rebooked on a count of second-degree murder in the death of... more »
  • Louisiana teenage lifers closer to getting shot at parole

    May 23, 2017 8:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal to give people convicted of murder as teenagers a chance at parole after 30 years is closer to reaching the Louisiana governor's desk. The House voted 82-3 Tuesday in favor of Sen. Dan Claitor's bill banning juvenile life-without-parole sentences in all cases except when a... more »
  • EBR Coroner: 8-month-old died of blunt force trauma

    May 23, 2017 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have launched an investigation after it was determined that an 8-month-old died of blunt force trauma. According to the East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office , 8-monthold Bryaneisha Washington-Dixon died Wednesday, May 17 after sustaining blunt force trauma to her abdomen. The coroner says the... more »
  • Police: Florida man slays neo-Nazi roommates for 'disrespecting' Muslim faith

    May 22, 2017 4:08 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - A young man arrested after leading police to the bodies of his two roommates told officers he killed them because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam. The Tampa Police Department says 18-year-old Devon Arthurs told police he had until recently shared his roommates'... more »
  • Police: Body found inside of New Orleans trash can

    May 22, 2017 1:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department has launched a homicide investigation after a body was found inside of a trash can Monday. NOPD says the body, belonging to an unidentified male, was discovered around 9:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of St. Ann Street. The body was... more »
  • Body pulled from car found submerged at North Carolina golf course

    May 21, 2017 3:37 PM

    SOUTHERN PINES, N.C.- Authorities are investigating after pulling a body from a car submerged at a North Carolina golf course. Southern Pines police tell local media outlets they received a call at around 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Longleaf Golf Course and Family Club. Officials say they pulled a body out... more »
  • Police: Man kills, decapitates mom on Mother's day

    May 16, 2017 9:40 PM

    ESTACADA, Ore. - A weeping father spoke in shock as he described his son who is accused of decapitating his mother on Mother's Day and bringing her head to a grocery store in rural Oregon. David Webb told The Associated Press that he "never foresaw a problem" before bursting into... more »
  • Slidell man accused of killing 7-week-old son

    May 16, 2017 12:16 PM

    SLIDELL – Deputies in St. Tammany Parish say a Slidell man faces murder charges after beating his 7-week-old son to death. Anthony Dearmas, 25, was charged with first-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to a juvenile Monday. He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail. Deputies responded to... more »
  • Judge agrees to toss Hernandez murder conviction

    May 9, 2017 11:35 AM

    FALL RIVER - A Massachusetts judge has agreed to erase Aaron Hernandez's conviction in a 2013 murder because he died before his appeal could be heard. Judge Susan Garsh ruled Tuesday that a legal doctrine that calls for vacating convictions when a defendant dies before an appeal can be heard... more »
  • Facebook to hire 3,000 to review videos of crime and suicide

    May 3, 2017 10:14 AM

    NEW YORK - Facebook says it will hire another 3,000 people to review videos of crime and suicides following murders shown live. That's on top of the 4,500 people Facebook already has for such reviews. The announcement comes from CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a blog post Wednesday. Facebook has been... more »
  • BRPD: Prominent BR attorney not implicated in wife's murder Play Video

    May 1, 2017 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have announced that DNA evidence failed to implicate Attorney Joel Porter in the 1985 murder of his wife, Denise Porter. According to BRPD, the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab has tested all of the evidence from the crime scene that was submitted by police. None... more »
  • Filing: Tossing conviction would reward Hernandez for dying

    May 1, 2017 11:37 AM

    BOSTON - Prosecutors have asked a judge to reject a request by attorneys for ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez to dismiss his murder conviction. In court documents filed Monday, prosecutors argue that dismissing the conviction would reward Hernandez for his "conscious, deliberate and voluntary act" of suicide. Hernandez was convicted of... more »
  • Police: argument among friends leads to murder in Baker

    May 1, 2017 9:05 AM

    BAKER - Police say five people were arrested and one person is on the run for a shooting outside a Baker home Saturday night. Erika Joseph, 26, was charged with first-degree murder and illegally supplying a felon with a firearm. Deja Joseph, 25, Destiny Simmons, 20, Tymberlyn King, 25,... more »
  • Conn. Police: Wife's Fitbit logs steps after husband says she died

    April 25, 2017 10:51 AM

    ELLINGTON - Police in Connecticut have cited Fitbit records in an arrest warrant for a 40-year-old man charged with killing his wife in 2015. Richard Dabate faces murder, tampering with evidence and making a false statement charges in the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Connie Dabate on Dec. 23, 2015. Authorities... more »
  • One arrested after man shot at fundraiser for murdered brother

    April 23, 2017 11:24 PM

    GONZALES - One man is in custody after shooting another man multiple times during a fundraiser at Gonzales' Municipal Park Sunday. Police say 31-year-old Melvin Sanders, originally a person of interest in the case, shot a man several times at the non-permitted fundraiser in Gonzales. The Gonzalez Police... more »
  • Cleveland man imprisoned 23 years in girlfriend's slaying is released

    April 19, 2017 5:30 PM

    CLEVELAND - A man who spent 23 years in an Ohio prison for the killing of his girlfriend has been released after a prosecutor said evidence presented at his trial wasn't valid based on today's forensic science. Fifty-nine-year-old Evin King was enveloped by joyous family members after a Cleveland judge... more »
  • Still no second chance for juvenile Baton Rouge killer Play Video

    April 19, 2017 2:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Family on both sides of a 2005 murder case had to sit through a second sentencing in a Baton Rouge courtroom Wednesday. Judge Richard Anderson told 28-year-old defendant Anthony Johnson "it doesn't appear the defendant has changed much" since being convicted of a murder he committed at... more »
  • Retrial denied for killer of NFL's Will Smith

    April 19, 2017 1:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana judge has denied a new trial for the killer of retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. State District Judge Camille Buras rejected numerous defense arguments for a new trial, including the claim of a newly found witness who said he heard more than two... more »
  • Juvenile life sentences debated at Louisiana Capitol Play Video

    April 18, 2017 8:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Republican Senator Dan Claitor presented his bill to eliminate life sentences for juveniles without parole Tuesday. Hearing it in his Senate Judiciary Committee, Claitor argued to grant the possibility of parole after the juvenile serves 30 years of their sentence. Claitor is attempting to bring Louisiana... more »
  • Dead body found lying in roadway in St. Mary Parish

    April 18, 2017 3:30 PM

    BALDWIN - Deputies say they found a dead body lying in a roadway in St. Mary Parish early Tuesday morning. According to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies received a report about an unresponsive man with gunshot wounds lying in the 600 block of Labau Street around 3... more »
  • Vigil held for Facebook shooting victim

    April 17, 2017 9:17 PM

    CLEVELAND - A vigil has been held in Cleveland for the victim of a deadly shooting that was videotaped and then posted on Facebook. Dozens of family, friends and community members gathered Monday evening to remember 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. They carried flowers and balloons and hugged and comforted each... more »
  • Three people targeted, slain in Colorado home

    April 16, 2017 9:48 PM

    BOULDER, Colo. - Investigators say a home in the foothills northwest of Denver where three people were found slain was specifically targeted. The office says the victims are Wallace White, 54, of Golden, Colorado; Kelly Sloat-White, 56, also of Golden; and Emory Fraker, 39, of Broomfield, Colorado. They were found... more »
  • Manhunt intensifies for Cleveland murder suspect Play Video

    April 16, 2017 6:13 PM

    CLEVELAND - Cleveland police say they are searching for a homicide suspect who shared a video of the fatal shooting of an elderly man on Facebook. Police say Steve Stephens shot 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr., a retiree who was out collecting aluminum cans, Sunday and shared a video of... more »
  • STPSO investigating domestic-related homicide in Folsom

    April 15, 2017 9:49 PM

    FOLSOM - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a domestic-related homicide after a woman reportedly shot her fiance. The sheriff's office responded to a reported shooting in Folsom around 10 p.m. Friday. According to deputies, the couple was reportedly fighting when the woman fatally shot the man.... more »
  • Prosecutors won't retry man in death of his son

    April 15, 2017 8:38 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office says it will not retry a man in the February 2012 death of his 1-year-old son after the Louisiana Supreme Court reversed the conviction. Rodricus Crawford was sentenced to death in the death of Roderius Lott. In his original trial, his defense... more »
  • Verdict reached in Aaron Hernandez's double-murder trial

    April 14, 2017 2:52 PM

    BOSTON - The jury deliberating in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez has reached a verdict. The verdict will be read Friday. Jurors have been deliberating first-degree murder charges against Hernandez for more than 40 hours over six days. The former New England Patriots tight end is accused... more »
  • Sheriff: man to be charged for 89-year-old's murder

    April 13, 2017 12:20 PM

    HAMMOND – Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish say a 26-year-old will be charged for the murder of an 89-year-old woman Sunday night . Sheriff Daniel Edwards said Timothy Rouchon will face charges of second-degree murder, obstruction of justice, theft of a vehicle and aggravated arson. Rouchon turned himself into... more »
  • IPSO: Mother turns in son for attempted murder

    April 12, 2017 2:20 PM

    NEW IBERIA - A woman has turned in her own son after authorities announced he was wanted for attempted murder Wednesday. Deputies say 17-year-old Reginald Peters Jr. reportedly shot a 31-year-old victim during a fight on South Hopkins Street Monday. Investigators believe Peters pulled out a handgun and shot... more »
  • Man arrested for attempted murder following threat, fist fight with victim

    April 9, 2017 1:46 PM

    ZACHARY - A 22-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly threatened to kill a woman Friday afternoon. According to the Zachary Police Department, Jaylon O'Conner of Ethel came to the victim's residence, located in the 4600 block of Little Farms Drive, to give her a ride to work. ... more »
  • Worker killed, man charged in shooting outside poultry plant

    April 8, 2017 1:14 PM

    BAY SPRINGS, Miss. - Authorities say a Mississippi man is charged with murder in the shooting death of co-worker outside a poultry plant in Bay Springs. Media outlets report 25-year-old Eddie Bernard Davis died after he was shot multiple times Friday morning in the parking lot of the Peco Foods... more »
  • Second man arrested for November murder on Nebraska Street

    April 8, 2017 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A second person was arrested for a shooting on Nebraska Street that killed a teenager in November. 27-year-old Monte Carey was arrested for second-degree murder after he and another man allegedly planned to kill an 18-year-old. According to arrest records, officers found 18-year-old Keondrae Ricks... more »
  • Man confesses to deputies that he killed man in North Carolina

    April 6, 2017 1:41 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH – The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says that a man confessed to deputies that he murdered someone in 1993 in North Carolina. Allen Deaver told deputies that he killed his son-in-law, Sidney Maurice Gregory, by beating him and then setting his mobile home on fire with him... more »
  • California murder suspect released after posting $35M bail

    April 6, 2017 5:40 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A Northern California woman accused of killing the father of her two children was released from jail after posting $35 million bail. Tiffany Li rushed out of the jail Thursday at about 1:45 p.m. with a bodyguard, wearing a baseball hat and a hood pulled tight around... more »
  • Woman charged in Oklahoma intruder deaths pleads not guilty

    April 4, 2017 1:30 PM

    WAGONER, Okla. - An Oklahoma woman has pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of three teenagers during an attempted home burglary. Court records show 21-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez entered the plea Tuesday in Wagoner County District Court. Rodriguez is charged in the March 27... more »
  • New Orleans man indicted on murder charge 10 days after his death

    March 31, 2017 10:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A defense attorney says New Orleans prosecutors secured a murder indictment against a man on the eve of his funeral, 10 days after he died in his sleep. John Fuller, who previously served as a lawyer for the late Steven "Shaq" Burns Jr., told multiple media outlets... more »
  • Man sentenced to life in prison for Denham Springs murder

    March 29, 2017 5:49 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after he was charged with a 2016 murder. According to District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, 25-year-old Brian Allen was charged with killing 24-year-old Derick Stewart in a shooting off of Pete's Highway south of Hwy. 190... more »
  • Police: teen arrested for November murder on Nebraska Street Play Video

    March 28, 2017 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a teen accused of being connected to a supposed plot to kill police this past summer has now been arrested in a November killing on Nebraska Street. Trashone Coats, 17, was arrested Tuesday on a second-degree murder charge in the death of 18-year-old Keondrae... more »
  • Jury decides on death penalty in Vegas murder-mutilation

    March 22, 2017 2:11 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A jury has decided that a 24-year-old man should become the youngest of 83 people on Nevada's death row for the rape, murder and mutilation of a 15-year-old high school sophomore. Javier Righetti was 19 in 2011 when he stabbed and burned Alyssa Otremba not far from... more »
  • Father: No warning before officers fired on car, killing son

    March 22, 2017 7:36 AM

    MARKSVILLE - A father whose 6-year-old boy was killed in a shooting by two Louisiana law enforcement officers says he never heard any warnings from the officers before they opened fire on his car. Christopher Few testified Tuesday that he remembers hearing the gunshots and raising his hands inside his... more »
  • Officer testifies about chase and death of 6-year-old boy

    March 21, 2017 7:58 AM

    MARKSVILLE - A Louisiana law enforcement officer has told a jury that he was not in fear for his own safety when two colleagues fired on a car, killing a 6-year-old boy in November 2015. But Jason Brouillette also testified Tuesday that he believed the boy's father, Christopher Few, was... more »

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