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  • Jury seated in WBR murder-for-hire trial

    October 24, 2014 8:51 AM

    PORT ALLEN - After four days, a jury was selected in the West Baton Rouge murder-for-hire trial involving a woman accused of having her husband murdered. Monique Kitts is accused of having her husband, Corey Kitts, shot execution-style in their Addis home for the insurance money. He was killed... more »
  • Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

    October 22, 2014 11:33 AM

    WASHINGTON - A federal jury has returned guilty verdicts for all four former Blackwater security guards charged in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad. The jury in Washington found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder. The three other three guards - Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and... more »
  • Man who shot pregnant wife to be sentenced next month Play Video

    October 19, 2014 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After two years, the man who shot his pregnant wife is being sentenced next month. Frank Atkins has been convicted of second degree murder and attempted second degree murder. He is facing a life sentence and will go before the court one last time next... more »
  • Trio accused of threatening murder witness

    October 16, 2014 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Three people were arrested Thursday on obstruction of justice charges related to a murder investigation. Police said they arrested Natasha Tate, 40, Donte Tate, 20, and Danny Allen, 26. The group is accused of contacting a witness and making verbal threats then stalking her house. The... more »
  • Police nab man wanted for murder

    October 15, 2014 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 21-year-old was arrested late Tuesday accused in a murder that left members of a north Baton Rouge community in shock. Hardy Allen, 21, was booked into jail. Police said Allen shot and killed another 21-year-old during an armed robbery on Madison Avenue Monday. Calvin Chrisentary... more »
  • Alcohol poisoning of handicapped child

    October 8, 2014 7:37 PM

    VERMONT- A couple was arraigned in the death of the woman's 13-year-old handicapped son who was fed alcohol through an IV. Vermont State Police say toxicology reports indicate the teen's blood alcohol content was .146 when the legally drunk level is .08. State troopers say their investigation showed Melissa Robitelle... more »
  • EBRSO arrests second man in cell phone murder

    October 8, 2014 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a second man in connection with a September shooting over a cell phone that left one man dead. Jordan Harris, 17, was booked on charges of first degree murder and armed robbery shortly after 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning, according to detectives. Investigators... more »
  • Murder conviction in killings of ex-Auburn players

    October 7, 2014 3:01 PM

    OPELIKA, AL - A jury has convicted a man of capital murder in the shooting deaths of two former Auburn University football players and a third man. Jurors began talks Tuesday morning and returned the verdict against Desmonte Leonard in the afternoon. He faces a possible death sentence. The 24-year-old... more »
  • Crime lab: gun, casings found at Rogers murder scene match

    October 6, 2014 11:18 PM

    ST. GABRIEL- Tests from the state crime lab confirmed to investigators what they believes was fact all along: casings and a gun found inside the home of murdered TV personality Scott Rogers were linked to each other. The details, released Monday, are the first in a series following work... more »
  • Teens accused of killing delivery driver charged as adults

    September 29, 2014 6:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two juvenile defendants booked in connection with the murder of a pizza delivery driver last week will face first-degree murder charges in adult court. WWL-TV reports that the 16-year-olds, Rendell Brown and Shane Hughes, appeared in state court Monday afternoon after being booked with the first-degree... more »
  • Concordia Parish authorities searching for killer

    September 26, 2014 3:09 AM

    MONTEREY - The Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office says finding the killer of a 63-year-old Monterey man is its top priority. Chief Deputy David Hedrick says John Perritt was found dead at his home about 11:30 a.m. Monday. Hedrick says Perritt had apparently been in the home for some time. Hedrick... more »
  • Fired UPS employee kills 2 ex-colleagues

    September 24, 2014 3:30 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, AL - Authorities say a man fired from UPS a day earlier put on his work uniform, drove to an Alabama package sorting center, evaded security and gunned down two former co-workers. Police say the shooter, identified as 45-year-old Kerry Joe Tesney, lay dead atop his gun from what... more »
  • Murdered teen honored with football jersey Play Video

    September 19, 2014 11:01 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A community remembered 15-year-old Brandon Augusta under the Friday night lights this week. Augusta was murdered; his body was found beaten to death behind a levee a month ago. He had been missing for a week. Law enforcement is still searching for the killer. Donaldsonville High... more »
  • Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, negligent killing Play Video

    September 12, 2014 2:57 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The judge in the murder trial against Oscar Pistorius says the double-amputee athlete is guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa said Friday that Pistorius was not guilty of murder, as prosecutors had alleged. She... more »
  • Case worker: Dad overwhelmed before 5 kids killed

    September 11, 2014 10:29 AM

    COLUMBIA, SC - The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the last three years. Records released Thursday by South Carolina social workers show the children seemed happy... more »
  • Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

    September 11, 2014 7:52 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The judge in Oscar Pistorius' trial said Thursday he can't be found guilty of murder but that he was negligent in the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, raising the possibility that the double-amputee Olympian will be convicted of culpable homicide. Judge Thokozile Masipa said she felt... more »
  • Domestic homicide on the rise in Louisiana Play Video

    September 9, 2014 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Domestic violence is on the rise in Louisiana, with the state ranking fourth in the nation for murders related to domestic violence. In 2012, 45 women were killed in Louisiana by a man, according to the Violence Policy Center. They reported that 90 percent of those... more »
  • Following shooter's death, investigators find marriage license in Vegas Play Video

    September 5, 2014 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The man accused of shooting TV personality Scott Rogers has died, sources told WBRZ's Ryan Naquin Friday. Rogers was shot and killed by Mathew Hodgkinson, Rogers' son-in-law and also his lover. After shooting Rogers, Hodgkinson shot himself but initially survived the gunshot. He was kept alive at... more »
  • Dad in Georgia hot car death charged with murder

    September 4, 2014 10:30 AM

    ATLANTA - A Georgia man whose son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours has been charged with murder in the toddler's death. A Cobb County grand jury on Thursday indicted Justin Ross Harris on multiple charges including malice murder, felony murder and cruelty to... more »
  • Murdered five year old laid to rest

    August 30, 2014 7:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - 5 year old Jay"v"une Bergin was laid to rest Saturday morning after allegedly being beaten to death by his father, Vernell Day. Day is facing attempted murder charges and a felon in possession of a firearm charge. But both sides of the child's family came... more »
  • Sheriff: Arrest made in Livingston homicide

    August 30, 2014 5:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Deputies say they arrested a man they believe killed a woman in Livingston Parish Saturday morning. Officials say Caleb Lejune, 27, killed Joy Messina, 47, at the house they shared on the 28000 block of S. Satsuma Road. He was arrested after deputies stopped him traveling on... more »
  • The Scott Rogers case essentially over with death of shooter

    August 29, 2014 10:25 PM

    ST. GABRIEL- Following Labor Day, Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies continued their busy investigation surrounding the death of TV personality Scott Rogers. Rogers, who was the focus of a federal grand jury surrounding possible mail, wire and immigration fraud, was murdered last Wednesday. Deputies believe his lover, who is also... more »
  • Sheriff: Rogers, son-in-law were lovers Play Video

    August 28, 2014 4:44 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Sheriff Brett Stassi told News 2 Thursday that murdered TV personality Scott Rogers and the man who detectives said shot him, his son-in-law Mathew Hodgkinson, had an intimate relationship with each other. Stassi told News 2's Ryan Naquin that investigators looking into the shooting Wednesday made... more »
  • Minimum 17-year sentence sought in porch shooting

    August 28, 2014 11:26 AM

    DETROIT - Prosecutors and the lawyer for a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch are giving very different sentencing recommendations to a judge. Theodore Wafer of Dearborn Heights returns to court next Wednesday, about a month after he was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting... more »
  • Murdered TV personality under federal investigation Play Video

    August 27, 2014 6:19 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Murdered TV personality Scott Rogers was facing a federal investigation and questions about his adopted children before he was shot and killed Wednesday, according to the News 2 Investigative Unit. Rogers' attorney told News 2 Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto that Rogers' two adopted children were taken... more »
  • Not guilty plea entered in dancer's murder

    August 25, 2014 3:28 PM

    GRETNA, La. - A woman pleaded not guilty Monday to the murder of a French Quarter strip club dancer whose dismembered body parts washed ashore in June 2012 on the Mississippi coast. Margaret Sanchez, 30, pleaded not guilty after being charged with second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in... more »
  • Arson set at house of former murder scene

    August 24, 2014 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating an early Sunday morning arson. It happened on the 3200 block of Mission Drive at the same house where Travis Denzel Polk, 21, was killed about a month ago. Investigators tell News 2 that they haven't ruled out the possibility... more »
  • 5-year-old child dies overnight, father charged with murder Play Video

    August 21, 2014 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A father is now facing murder charges, in the beating death, of his five-year-old son. The charges went from attempted murder, to murder, for Vernell Day, 36. His son Jay'v'une Isaiah Bergin died overnight, after he was beaten earlier this week. Jay'v'une had been in the... more »
  • Prosecution witnesses help man on trial

    August 20, 2014 7:54 PM

    ANGLETON, TEXAS- There was boost for a man on trial for murdering a drunk driver who killed the man's two sons. David Barajas is accused of shooting Jose Banda two yeas ago. Prosecutors contend it was minutes after Banda plowed into a car Barajas and his sons were... more »
  • Sheriff looking for vehicle in 7-year-old's murder Play Video

    August 20, 2014 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The sheriff's office released an image of a car described as a "vehicle of interest" in the drive-by murder of a seven-year-old boy. Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said at a Wednesday evening news conference, the car is a light-colored, four-door sedan. He released a grainy picture of the... more »
  • Sheriff to hold news conference related to 7-year-old's murder

    August 20, 2014 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff Sid Gautreaux has planned an evening news conference to release information related to a case that has outraged the community: the drive-by murder of a seven-year-old boy. Department spokeswoman, Casey Hicks, said the department has been working since the shooting Saturday night and will update... more »
  • In deal, triple murderer gets three life sentences

    August 19, 2014 6:44 PM

    GONZALES- A man tied to a home invasion where three people were murdered in February 2012 pleaded guilty and will serve three life terms, District Attorney Ricky Babin told WBRZ News 2 Tuesday. Bernard James pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder... more »
  • Family struggling to cope with death of boy Play Video

    August 19, 2014 6:10 PM

    BAKER- Three days after losing their only son, Terry and Felicia Coleman are struggling to swallow the senseless violence that took their child. Terrez Coleman, 7, was shot and killed while riding with his family in their car down Prescott Road near Joor. Deputies think someone drove by the... more »
  • Emotional mother pleads for help solving son's murder Play Video

    August 18, 2014 9:52 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A mother in Ascension Parish asked a mysterious killer how they can live with themselves after killing her 15-year-old. Katrina Augusta's son, Brandon, was found behind a levee in Ascension Parish last week. He was beaten so badly, investigators had to use dental records to identify him.... more »
  • Deputies could ID body by Monday

    August 15, 2014 9:27 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Sheriff's deputies could be able to identify a body, found near the Mississippi River, Monday. The sheriff's office has said it could not positively ID the young man who was discovered Thursday because he was beaten so badly. The body was found behind the levee and near the... more »
  • Donaldsonville mother says body found is her son Play Video

    August 15, 2014 4:25 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A Donaldsonville mother hadn't seen her 15-year-old son since last weekend and doesn't believe she'll see him alive again after sheriff's deputies found a body Thursday. Deputies found a badly beaten African American teen dead along the Mississippi River in Donaldsonville. Investigators are waiting on a dental... more »
  • Suspect arrested in deadly shooting Play Video

    August 13, 2014 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the man who investigators said shot and killed a Baton Rouge man at an apartment complex Tuesday night. Investigators arrested Eric Johnson, 25, on suspicion of second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. Police named Johnson as a suspect earlier Wednesday,... more »
  • Hernandez cousin to plead to contempt charge

    August 12, 2014 7:25 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - A cousin of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to plead guilty to a criminal contempt charge in his 2013 murder case. Thirty-eight-year-old Tanya Singleton of Bristol, Connecticut, is due in court on Tuesday. She refused to testify before a grand jury that indicted... more »
  • DA won't seek prison time for Hernandez cousin

    August 11, 2014 8:15 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Massachusetts prosecutors are recommending probation and home confinement instead of prison time for a cousin of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez who is charged with contempt and has said she is dying from cancer. Prosecutors said in a Friday filing they are seeking two years'... more »
  • Murder-suicide claims Christie team member, spouse

    August 9, 2014 10:45 AM

    DENVILLE, N.J. - The daughter of a prominent New Jersey Republican Party leader who was killed by her husband before he committed suicide says her parents were experiencing "enormous stress" in recent weeks. Lorraine "Lori" Bramhall says John Bramhall believed his wife of 54 years was suffering from dementia. She... more »
  • Detroit-area porch shooter convicted of murder

    August 7, 2014 2:11 PM

    DETROIT- Jurors have convicted a suburban Detroit homeowner of second-degree murder and manslaughter for killing an unarmed woman who showed up drunk on his porch last year. Jurors on Thursday rejected Theodore Wafer's claim that he acted in self-defense when he fired through his screen door and killed 19-year-old Renisha... more »
  • Final arguments begin in Oscar Pistorius trial

    August 7, 2014 3:35 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - Final arguments have begun in the South African murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, the once-celebrated athlete who fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through a toilet cubicle door in his home. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Thursday that a criminal trial was a "blunt instrument for digging... more »
  • Accused killer spotted in small town, arrested

    July 31, 2014 9:32 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - A man, accused of killing his girlfriend and stabbing her mother, has been arrested after a resident recognized him from a news report on TV. According to actionnews17.com , Independence Police nabbed Bruce Bourgeois, Jr., after a resident saw him at a Dollar General. Investigators are not... more »
  • Shooting in New Orleans leaves two dead, another injured

    July 29, 2014 6:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and an 18-year-old man injured. Police responded to a shots fired call around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and found two men in red four-door Jaguar suffering from gunshot wounds. Police say the unidentified men were pronounced... more »
  • Elderly man booked in woman's stabbing death

    July 22, 2014 3:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have arrested a 75-year-old man in the weekend fatal stabbing of a woman. Police arrested Seabon "Tom" Gibson early Monday on a charge of second-degree murder. It was not immediately known if Gibson had an attorney. Police say Gibson confessed to killing his long-time... more »
  • Aaron Hernandez due in court for status hearing

    July 22, 2014 2:02 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts murder case. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Lloyd's body was found in June 2013 near Hernandez's North Attleborough home. Lloyd,... more »
  • Deputies: Child heard shots that killed mother Play Video

    July 21, 2014 9:56 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A six-year-old spent Monday night with family members after deputies said her father shot and killed her mother while the child was inside their home in Ascension Parish. Hours before the child was given to relatives, detectives found Shella "Shay" Howard shot to death in her bathroom.... more »
  • Family: Pistorius accosted at nightclub

    July 15, 2014 3:53 AM

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The family of Oscar Pistorius says the double-amputee runner recently visited a nightclub with a cousin and was accosted by a man who aggressively questioned him about his murder trial. Anneliese Burgess, a spokeswoman for the Pistorius family, says an argument followed and the athlete, who... more »
  • Man accused of killing girlfriend, abducting kids captured in Texas Play Video

    July 13, 2014 11:23 AM

    JEFFERSON PARISH - Jefferson Parish deputies say the man they believe killed his girlfriend and abducted three children Sunday morning has been captured at a trailer park in Katy, TX. The sheriff's office says the father, Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, 43, took the three kids after murdering their mother at... more »
  • Talaija Dorsey laid to rest in St. James Play Video

    July 12, 2014 5:14 PM

    ST. JAMES - A church packed full of grieving friends and family mourned the loss of 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey. "It's heartbreaking that we have to do this. I wish that we didn't have to," said Keantrya Franklin. Funeral services were held at Mount Cavalry Baptist Church Saturday. More... more »
  • Police: Man shot, killed in middle of road Play Video

    July 11, 2014 4:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway after police found a man gunned down in the middle of the road. The shooting happened just after 10:00 p.m. Thursday night in the 200 block of South 17th St. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name will... more »
  • Fundraiser to be held tonight for Talajia Dorsey Play Video

    July 10, 2014 4:09 PM

    LUTCHER - A fundraiser is being held today in St. James Parish to honor and remember a missing 12-year-old girl whose body was found on Sunday. The event is intended to be a celebration of Talajia Dorsey's life with food, drinks and music. The entire community is expected to... more »
  • Man killed outside home identified Play Video

    July 10, 2014 5:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Homicide investigators in Baton Rouge are trying to solve the city's most recent murder. Police responded to the 12000 block of Cate Ave. in the Bellaire area just after 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night. They found Major Brown, 29, shot to death with numerous bullet wounds. No... more »
  • Family, sheriff talk about murder charges in girl's death Play Video

    July 8, 2014 1:19 PM

    CONVENT - Authorities charged John Celestine with murder in the death of his fiance's daughter, who disappeared from her St. James Parish home last week. A grand jury indicted Celestine on first-degree murder charges of 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey Tuesday. It comes a day after Sheriff Willy Martin said his... more »
  • Husband shot and killed with kids in home, wife questioned

    July 8, 2014 9:39 AM

    KENNER - Kenner police are investigating a domestic-related homicide. Police say Tuesday morning's shooting involved a husband and wife who were separated. Sgt. Brian McGregor says children in the home called 911 around 2:30 a.m. to report gunshots. McGregor says officers arrived to find a man who had been shot... more »
  • Pistorius: Prosecutor counters witness objectivity

    July 7, 2014 3:52 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has challenged the credibility of a physician who testified that the athlete has an anxious nature linked to his disability. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Monday that the defense witness, physician Wayne Derman, could not be objective... more »
  • Memorial fund set up for slain deputy's family

    July 4, 2014 1:06 PM

    ABBEVILLE - The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office says a memorial support fund has been set up for donations to help the family of slain deputy Allen Bares. Sheriff Mike Couvillon said in a news release this week that donations can be made to the Allen M. Bares Memorial Fund at... more »
  • Police: Dad sent nude pics while son suffered

    July 4, 2014 3:41 AM

    MARIETTA, Ga - Friends and family say a Georgia man who's accused of leaving his son in a hot SUV was a loving father who was devastated by his son's death. But a prosecutor argued during a three-hour hearing Thursday that 33-year-old Justin Ross Harris was unhappy in his marriage... more »
  • Judge: No bond for dad in boy's death in hot SUV

    July 3, 2014 3:52 PM

    MARIETTA, GA - A judge has refused to grant bond to a Georgia man charged with murder after his toddler son died inside of a hot SUV. The judge's decision Thursday means Justin Ross Harris will remain in jail. Prosecutors laid out their case against him before that ruling, portraying... more »
  • Physician says Pistorius is a 'paradox'

    July 3, 2014 3:52 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A physician who has treated Oscar Pistorius has testified at the athlete's murder trial that he is a "paradox" whose racing triumphs contrast sharply with the severe limitations of his disability. Wayne Derman, a professor of sport and exercise medicine at the University of Cape Town,... more »
  • Psych report says Pistorius is traumatized

    July 2, 2014 4:09 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief lawyer for Oscar Pistorius has said at his murder trial that a psychologist's report concluded the athlete is suffering severe trauma and will become an increasing suicide risk unless he continues to get mental health care. Defense lawyer Barry Roux on Wednesday read excerpts... more »
  • Pistorius trial hears testimony about screams

    July 1, 2014 3:47 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - Testimony in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is focusing on the screams that neighbors heard on the night that the athlete killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel on Tuesday questioned an acoustics expert who had been called by the defense team as part... more »
  • Shot, burned body found in New Orleans

    July 1, 2014 3:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Construction workers in eastern New Orleans have found the body of a woman who had been shot and burned. The body was found in shrubbery alongside Michoud Boulevard about 4 p.m. Monday. Police said that workers who came across the body were excavating the land nearby. The... more »
  • Life sentence upheld for Trevor Reese

    June 26, 2014 5:05 PM

    NEW ROADS - An appeals court upheld the life sentence for Trevor Reese this week, noting the severity of his crime as part of the reason they would not reduce his sentence. Reese pleaded guilty last year to killing eight-year-old Jackson Attuso of Clinton in 2010. Prosecutors said Reese,... more »
  • Investigators: Dad intentionally left son in hot car

    June 26, 2014 8:21 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - A Georgia dad was arrested in the death is son after investigators say he left the toddler in a hot car for hours. Justin Harris is charged with murder. He initially told police he accidentally forgot to drop his son off in daycare and didn't realize... more »
  • Woman accused of tossing toddler from moving car

    June 24, 2014 7:21 AM

    WINNSBORO - Authorities say a 23-year-old Winnsboro woman is facing attempted second-degree murder charges after allegedly tossing her daughter from a moving vehicle. Franklin Parish sheriff's deputies arrested Lasasha Allen Sunday after she sought medical treatment for her 20-month-old daughter's injuries, which include a fractured skull and several broken bones.... more »
  • Hernandez due in court in 2012 Boston murder case

    June 24, 2014 2:17 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is due in court for a hearing in a Boston case accusing him of the 2012 drive-by slayings of two men. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after a casual nightclub encounter. Prosecutors... more »
  • Curfew in effect after deputy was found dead

    June 23, 2014 9:32 PM

    ABBEVILLE - People in this small community were ordered not to leave their homes overnight Monday as authorities searched for two people who may have shot and killed an off-duty sheriff's deputy hours earlier. The deputy was found dead after calling in a report about two suspicious people south... more »
  • Last of 3 wanted murder suspects turns himself in

    June 19, 2014 11:55 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The last of three suspects wanted in connection with the homicide of Adoriji Wilson turned himself into Ascension Parish Sheriff's detectives late Wednesday evening, according to Chief Deputy Tony Bacala. Michael "Ma-man" LeBlanc, 32, of Donaldsonville was considered armed and dangerous due to his extensive criminal history... more »
  • Parents plead for info after son killed

    June 16, 2014 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two days after Jeffrey Francois, 28, was shot and killed on Underwood Avenue near North Foster, his parents are pleading for help finding the shooter. "He didn't bother nobody, he didn't ride with any and everybody, he loved his family, his brother, his sisters and for them... more »
  • Police: 4 in Va. killed in apparent murder-suicide

    June 16, 2014 10:02 AM

    MATOACA, VA - Police say a Virginia couple and their two children have died in an apparent murder-suicide. Chesterfield County police say investigators believe 35-year-old Barry C. Jernigan shot his 30-year-old old wife, Renotta Jernigan; his 9-year-old stepdaughter, Alexis F. Kellas; and 2-year-old son, Seth Jernigan. Police say the father... more »
  • Hernandez due in court to seek dismissal of charge

    June 16, 2014 6:33 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Lawyers for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez are expected to ask a judge to dismiss the murder charge he faces in connection with last June's execution-style killing of Odin Lloyd in North Attleborough. Hernandez is also scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges that... more »
  • 63-year-old indicted for brother's death

    June 12, 2014 9:59 PM

    AMITE- A 63-year-old woman was indicted for murder by a grand jury in Tangipahoa Parish. Hill was arrested in March for the death of her brother after a bizarre standoff where she called 911 on police officers who were trying to arrest her. The ordeal started when Hill's son... more »
  • Two arrested, one at large in murder investigation

    June 11, 2014 3:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people Wednesday and said they're searching for a third in connection with a deadly shooting from last week in Ascension Parish. Chief Tony Bacala said deputies charged Marishell "Kool-aid" Ealem, 28, and Charles "Stubby" Broom, 48, in connection with the June 2 murder... more »
  • 2 arrested for murder in Donaldsonville

    June 11, 2014 2:46 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office have arrested two men in connection with the murder of Quincy Nicholas in Donaldsonville. Nicholas was found shot to death in front of his home in December of last year. Sylvester Leblanc, 20, and Barry Diggs, 57, were both charged... more »
  • Victim identified in Greenwell Springs murder

    June 11, 2014 1:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police have identified the victim of a deadly overnight shooting in Baton Rouge. 51 year-old Earl Wade was found dead in a car around 3 a.m. in the 9400 block of Greenwell Springs Road. No word yet on a motive, or who may be responsible for... more »
  • Tennessee man killed woman; dismembered, ate body

    June 10, 2014 12:07 PM

    MANCHESTER, TN - Authorities say a Tennessee man is accused of killing a woman, dismembering her body and eating part of her corpse. Coffee County District Attorney Mickey Layne tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that 37-year-old Gregory S. Hale was arrested at his home late Sunday and is charged... more »
  • Family coping with murder of Baton Rouge man Play Video

    June 9, 2014 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified a man Monday morning who was found shot to death in the driver's seat of a vehicle the night before. Officers said Kentrail Thompson, 22, was found around 9:25 p.m. Sunday in a vehicle on Crestway Ave. with multiple gunshot wounds. Thompson's family... more »

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