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  • 'Person of interest' wanted in Ascension Parish burglaries

    September 17, 2014 2:10 PM

    PRARIEVILLE- Detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office are searching for Sean Patterson, of Prarieville. Patterson is a "person of interest" in numerous threats and burglaries. Patterson also has an active bench warrant for cruelty to animals. Anyone with any information on Patterson's whereabouts, is urged to... more »
  • Ascension Parish amends dog control ordinance

    September 5, 2014 2:22 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish Council has amended its animal control ordinance to better track and control dogs considered a threat to the public. Dogs declared as "dangerous" under the new ordinance's wording must now have a special tag, which comes with a $10 initial registration fee to the owner and... more »
  • Iberville Parish deputy crashes in Baton Rouge Play Video

    September 2, 2014 6:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An Iberville Parish deputy was hospitalized with minor injuries after an early Tuesday morning crash in Baton Rouge. It happened just after 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of Nicholson Dr. and West Lee Dr. when the deputy was on his way to work. According to investigators,... more »
  • St. John purging water system after amoeba found Play Video

    August 28, 2014 2:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - St. John the Baptist is using chlorine to flush a water system on the east bank of the Mississippi River after tests showed the presence of a dangerous amoeba. The state Department of Health and Hospitals said the Naegleria fowleri amoeba was found in the water system... more »
  • St. Helena Parish makes strides in bridge construction Play Video

    August 21, 2014 3:56 PM

    GREENSBURG - St. Helena Parish is coming closer and closer to finishing a project they started at the beginning of the year. A total of 5 bridges are a part of a project that the parish has started in order to rebuild the old structures. Residents say the... more »
  • Lawyers huddle at federal court on jail reforms

    July 14, 2014 12:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for the city of New Orleans, the New Orleans sheriff and inmates at the city's notoriously dangerous jail have been meeting for hours in federal court to discuss a plan to house mentally ill New Orleans prisoners at the state's Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel.... more »
  • Authorities looking for escaped inmate

    July 7, 2014 6:37 AM

    AMITE - Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from Tangipahoa Parish jail late last night. Verdale Anthony Moore, 20, was jailed in February on charges relating to the shooting death of 37-year-old Sandra Butler of Independence. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says he's dedicating all available... more »
  • Teen accused of lighting house on fire after fight

    July 1, 2014 3:17 PM

    WALKER - Authorities arrested a Livingston Parish teen after they said he set fire to his aunt's house in Walker. Deputies charged Benjamin Fontenot, 19, with aggravated arson in connection with the Tuesday morning fire. Investigators said Fontenot had a fight with his aunt, who owned the home,... more »
  • Waterways to remain closed in Ascension, Livingston parishes

    June 3, 2014 4:15 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said on Tuesday that officials from Ascension, St. James, and Livingston parishes have agreed to extend the closure of all inland waterways to recreational boating traffic. The inland waterways, closed to reactional traffic after last week's flooding, include the Amite River, Diversion... more »
  • Waterways closed in Livingston, Ascension parishes

    May 29, 2014 1:49 PM

    LIVINGSTON - All waterways in Livingston Parish and some in Ascension Parish have been ordered to close, effective 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said all waterways in their parish would be closed until further notice due to high waters. Ascension Parish OHSEP Director Rick... more »
  • Collector's cars recovered in Livingston Parish Play Video

    May 14, 2014 2:26 PM

    WALKER - Deputies accused two Livingston Parish men recently of stealing a pair of classic cars and wrecking one of them. Sheriff's deputies arrested Royal Rhodus, 22, and Beaux Melancon, 23, on May 7 and accused them of stealing a pair of classic Corvettes from a Walker showroom. ... more »
  • Support grows to stall levee construction Play Video

    April 1, 2014 8:56 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Neighboring parishes are teaming up to study the impact of a proposed levee system before construction can begin. "Let's really look at the whole region," Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said. Ricks and the Livingston Parish Council are urging leaders of a proposed levee system around... more »
  • Search underway for work program escapee

    March 13, 2014 12:13 PM

    COVINGTON - Law enforcement in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes are looking for a man they say escaped from a workforce program and abducted his girlfriend from a Covington convenience store. Investigators say Christopher Ricker left the workforce facility around 4:00 a.m. Thursday and abducted his girlfriend soon after.... more »
  • DOTD begins work on I-12 widening project in Livingston Parish

    March 7, 2014 2:54 PM

    WALKER- Construction work has begun on the I-12 widening project in Livingston Parish. DOTD officials say they have started work on the $26.5 million project to widen nearly 4 miles of I-12 from four to six lanes from Walker to half a mile west of Satsuma. During construction,... more »
  • 2 die, 3 escape in St. Landry Parish house fire

    March 3, 2014 3:27 PM

    LAWTELL- An early morning house fire in St. Landry Parish has claimed the lives a 72 year-old man and his wife. It happened just after 4 a.m. Monday at the couple's home in Lawtell. Investigators say Willis Semien and his 66 year-old wife, Lou Anna Semien, died in... more »
  • Flooding closes several Ascension roads

    February 26, 2014 2:01 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Another road in Ascension Parish has been barricaded due to backwater flooding near the Amite River and Bayou Manchac. That's according to parish president, Tommy Martinez. Broussard road has been added to the list of barricaded roads. Barricades remain at Airport Drive, Kay Drive, Idle Hour... more »
  • Teen killed in Ascension Parish crash

    February 19, 2014 3:20 PM

    SORRENTO - A teen from Livingston is dead following a single vehicle crash this morning in Ascension Parish. State Police say around 9:15 a.m., 19 year-old Derek Boully was headed east on LA Highway 22, when he lost control and ran off the road. His vehicle rolled several times,... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish opens warming shelters

    January 28, 2014 2:47 PM

    TANGIPAHOA- The current winter storm, along with the probability of wide spread power outages, has caused officials in Tangipahoa Parish to open three warming shelters. Beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday, residents can head to the gym at Kentwood High Magnet School, Amite Westside Middle School and Hammond Junior High... more »
  • 7 arrested for vehicle burglaries in Ascension Parish

    January 22, 2014 2:24 PM

    GONZALES- Authorities in Ascension Parish have arrested seven individuals for a number of vehicle burglaries in thefts. The thefts have happened since November in the Gonzales, Prarieville and St. Amant areas. 18 year-old Keylon Barrow, 17 year-old Christopher Heard, 17 year-old Deontre Joseph and 20 year-old Delynn Ricks,... more »
  • Deputy, pastor drowns while fishing

    January 17, 2014 3:28 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Sheriff's deputies said a man who served as a local pastor and part-time deputy with the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office drowned while fishing Friday afternoon. Lt. Col. Archer Lee said that search crews found the body of Earnis James in a lake near the Rosemound... more »
  • 6 students charged with terrorizing in Livingston Parish

    January 17, 2014 2:31 PM

    WATSON- Six students at Live Oak High School in Livingston Parish have been arrested, after they were found to be involved in what appeared to be a a plot to damage the school, as well as harm students. Deputies say the students claimed it was all part of a... more »
  • Woman wanted in connection with theft in Livingston Parish

    January 16, 2014 3:11 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Detectives with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are asking for help in identifying a woman wanted for questioning in connection with an ongoing theft case. In October, a theft complaint was made at a home on Burgess Avenue in Denham Springs, involving a large amount of missing... more »
  • Boil advisory issued for parts of East Feliciana Parish

    January 9, 2014 3:22 PM

    CLINTON- A boil advisory has been issued for parts of East Feliciana Parish. Residents who live in water district #7, or Highway 10 east of River Road, are urged to boil their water before consuming it. There's no word on when the advisory will be lifted. more »
  • 3 arrested in Ascension Parish meth lab bust

    December 31, 2013 1:49 PM

    GONZALES- Three people are now behind bars, after detectives found a meth lab inside a home in Gonzales. Detectives arrested Scott Roussel, Seth Finley and Kandi Pierre for manufacturing meth at the home in the 14000 block of Mire Road. All three were booked into the Ascension Parish... more »
  • Livingston council considering veto override

    December 30, 2013 11:23 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Members of the Livingston Parish Council are considering an override of a budget veto by Parish President Layton Ricks. Ricks vetoed the budget on December 19, saying it didn't contain tax money dedicated to road work and other projects. Ricks says he will operate under the... more »
  • Rapides school district to purchase up to 50 buses

    December 12, 2013 8:54 AM

    ALEXANDRIA- More than 20 school buses in the Rapides Parish School District are older than the students they carry. Twenty-four of the local school district's fleet are from 1998 - most purchased used in 2003 - and are the oldest of those used for daily routes. Rapides' Director of Transportation... more »
  • Man charged with false billing for Gustav cleanup work in Livingston Parish

    December 5, 2013 2:35 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A former Livingston Parish contractor accused of falsifying billing invoices and theft related to parish Hurricane Gustav cleanup work, is now facing dozens of charges. The 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office filed a bill of information Tuesday charging Corey Delahoussaye with 73 counts of filing or maintaining... more »
  • Battle lines drawn over Livingston Parish budget

    December 2, 2013 2:27 PM

    LIVINGSTON- The stage is set for a showdown among Livingston Parish officials over spending when the Parish Council considers adopting a 2014 budget on Thursday. The chairmen of the council and its finance committee said amendments to the administration's proposed budget likely will be numerous, though neither would say whether... more »
  • Battle lines drawn over Livingston Parish budget

    December 2, 2013 9:45 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. - The stage is set for a showdown among Livingston Parish officials over spending when the Parish Council considers adopting a 2014 budget on Thursday The chairmen of the council and its finance committee said amendments to the administration's proposed budget likely will be numerous, though neither would... more »
  • School memo promotes do-overs on tests Play Video

    November 20, 2013 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new policy endorsed by the East Baton Rouge Parish School System Central Office grants students at certain schools the right to re-do assignments and re-take tests regardless of their grade. Belaire and Tara High Schools were the first to roll out the new policy defining... more »
  • Two arrested in assault of dead man Play Video

    November 5, 2013 6:02 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Police arrested two men they said assaulted Willie Francis, 23, of Bayou Vista a few days before he was found shot to death. Joshua Donnel Robertson and Taj Broussard are not linked to the murder, but investigators have not ruled them out. Morgan City Police... more »
  • Man found guilty of exploiting elderly

    October 9, 2013 11:48 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Sentencing has been set for December for a Livingston Parish man recently convicted of exploiting an elderly woman with dementia. A jury found 43-year-old Gary Gorman guilty of exploitation of the infirmed on Oct. 1. Prosecutors said Gorman took advantage of a 75-year-old woman by making her... more »
  • Ascension road to close Oct. 16

    October 7, 2013 11:41 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The scheduled closure of Duplessis Road at La. 73 in Ascension Parish will begin on Wednesday, October 16. The road will re-open on Wednesday, October 30. The road closure had previously been scheduled to begin on October 9. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development... more »
  • Emergency declared in Lafourche Parish

    October 4, 2013 2:29 PM

    MATHEWS - Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph declared a state of emergency Friday as Tropical Storm Karen moved toward the Louisiana coast. Randolph says a mandatory evacuation will be in force at 2 p.m. south of the Leon Theriot Floodgates in Golden Meadow and including Port Fourchon. The Raceland Recreation... more »
  • Emergency declared in St. Tammany Parish

    October 4, 2013 2:26 PM

    COVINGTON, La. - St. Tammany Parish is under an emergency declaration as Tropical Storm Karen stirs up the Gulf of Mexico. Parish President Pat Brister has signed an executive order declaring the emergency as a preventative measure in advance of the storm. No evacuations have been ordered at this time.... more »
  • Curfew, evacuations in Plaquemines Parish

    October 4, 2013 12:16 PM

    BELLE CHASSE - Authorities in Plaquemines Parish ordered a mandatory 24-hour curfew Friday night for the eastbank of the parish. Parish officials issued a mandatory evacuation order earlier in the day for the eastbank. A voluntary evacuation is being called for the westbank of the parish from Ironton to... more »
  • Residents tackle road issues Play Video

    October 3, 2013 6:03 PM

    GREENSBURG - People in St.Helena Parish are at their wits' end when it comes to bad roads in the parish. Shiloh Baptist Church Road is number three on the parish's road priority list, and is filled with potholes. The parish has set aside money to fix the road but... more »
  • Plaquemines Parish getting ready for Karen

    October 3, 2013 11:25 AM

    BELLE CHASSE - Plaquemines Parish is getting ready for Tropical Storm Karen as it moves north in the Gulf of Mexico. Parish President Billy Nungesser says residents are being asked to clear drainage basins and secure garbage cans and other loose items. Pump stations in Plaquemines are operational and crews... more »
  • Man accused of videotaping fiance's nude daughter

    October 2, 2013 9:13 AM

    BELLE CHASSE- Plaquemines Parish sheriff's deputies say a 34-year-old Belle Chasse man was arrested for allegedly videotaping his fiancée's 15-year-old daughter in the nude. Sheriff Lonnie Greco tells The Times-Picayune the 34-year-old man was booked Thursday with video voyeurism. Greco said the man's name is being withheld to protect the... more »
  • LaSalle Parish deputy arrested on rape charges

    September 27, 2013 11:47 AM

    JENA - A sheriff's deputy in LaSalle Parish has been arrested on forcible rape and domestic battery charges. State police investigators arrested Clarence Breland Jr. today. Trooper Scott Moreau says Breland is being held at the LaSalle Parish Detention Center without bond. State police have not released any details... more »
  • New Orleans population gaining out of state residents

    September 27, 2013 11:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans is showing a sharp increase in the number of people moving to the city from out of state. U.S. Census Bureau data shows about eight percent of Orleans Parish residents have lived there less than a year, with half of those from out of... more »
  • Tip leads to several drug arrests in Ascension

    September 26, 2013 11:46 AM

    GONZALES - Investigators said a tip to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office led to several drug arrests and the discovery of a meth lab in St. Amant. Deputies said they began investigating 27-year-old Christopher Washburn, who had an outstanding warrant for aggravated battery and other charges, after receiving a... more »
  • Parish leaders: women don't have to put their clothes on

    September 24, 2013 10:42 PM

    GREENSBURG- Strip clubs currently operating in St. Helena Parish can continue to employee nearly naked women, and won't have to follow new rules set by parish leaders recently. The police jury set new laws for clubs that open in the parish, but won't require clubs already open to follow... more »
  • Eight arrested in drug investigation

    September 13, 2013 12:00 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies arrested eight people in Livingston Parish this week as part of a drug investigation. Spokesperson Lori Steele said on Monday deputies arrested Curtis Baxter, 33, of Baton Rouge; Robert Halford, 37, of Denhams Springs; Dedrick Thomas, 32, of Walker; Denise Mann, 42, of Walker; Chad... more »
  • First-ever candidates ready for change Play Video

    September 12, 2013 10:35 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A group of people wanting to be the parish's first parish president met with voters Thursday night. Recently, voters approved a change in the way the parish is governed, and they'll elect a new leader to lead the change in October. Candidates spoke about change and... more »
  • Signatures certified for recall election of Port Allen Mayor

    September 9, 2013 9:40 AM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Stacy Ryan turned in names to Governor Jindal today certifying signatures for a recall election for Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter. More than 1,400 names were turned in last Tuesday. Over the course of the week, Ryan had help... more »
  • Troopers Identify woman Killed in Ascension Parish Crash

    September 7, 2013 3:40 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Troopers identified a woman killed in a crash in Ascension Parish. Troopers say the woman is Elsa Diaz, 27, of Praireville. Diaz was traveling on Henry Road when she failed to stop at a stop sign, and Mark Heffley, who drives a Ford F-450, collided... more »
  • Planned new city in EBR gets a name

    September 5, 2013 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Organizers of a breakaway school system in East Baton Rouge Parish have started focusing on creating a new town, and apparently have settled on a name. The group said it is considering "The City of St. George" for the area in unincorporated East Baton Rouge Parish. They... more »
  • Drug investigation leads to multiple arrests in Ascension Parish

    September 4, 2013 2:51 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A month-long drug investigation in Ascension Parish has landed multiple people behind bars. During a traffic stop on Tuesday, detectives arrested Melana Vu and Patrick Morrison after they found Heroin and other drug paraphernalia in the car. Detectives then searched a home on Liz Road and... more »
  • Boil advisory lifted in WBR

    September 4, 2013 11:47 AM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - A boil advisory in parts of West Baton Rouge parish has been lifted. The advisory was put into place Sunday after a mechanical failure in the parish's water supply system. Water samples were taken and tested yesterday and the results came back normal. more »
  • Car collides with motorcycle on I-10; 2 dead

    September 3, 2013 12:22 PM

    HENDERSON - Authorities in St. Martin Parish say two people have been killed in a traffic accident on Interstate 10 at Henderson. Henderson Police Chief Leroy Guidry said the Tuesday morning accident happened when the driver of a car heading east on I-10 crossed the median for unknown reasons. The... more »
  • Single-vehicle crash takes life of unrestrained driver

    September 1, 2013 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say a woman died Saturday night after crashing on Interstate 10 in Ascension Parish. Taslein Whitney, 36, of Baton Rouge crashed her Jeep after the left tires drifted off the road causing her to overcorrect into a guard rail, according to troopers. ... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in Bossier Parish

    August 31, 2013 3:58 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Authorities say a 32-year-old man has died after being hit by a car on Louisiana Highway 527 in Bossier Parish. Louisiana State Police say in a news release that Andrew Burks of Elm Grove was killed when he was hit by a car on Friday night. The news... more »
  • Sobriety checkpoint planned in Livingston Parish

    August 30, 2013 2:11 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish announced they would hold a sobriety checkpoint this weekend somewhere in the parish. A sheriff's department spokesperson said the checkpoint would be Sunday, Sept. 1, at an undisclosed location. They said the checkpoint was part of efforts to curb drunk driving... more »
  • LSP: Wreck victim had helmet, wasn't impaired

    August 26, 2013 2:20 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - State Police said in an update today that a man who died in a Livingston Parish motorcycle crash was not impaired, and was wearing his helmet at the time of the wreck. Investigators said toxicology results from the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab showed Michael Skinner,... more »
  • Plan to buy former GM plant approved in Caddo

    August 23, 2013 11:57 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish's Industrial Development Board is set to become the new owners of the former Shreveport General Motors assembly plant. The Times reports parish commissioners voted 11-1 Thursday to allocate $7.5 million in parish funds to purchase the facility, land and mineral rights of the 529-acre property. The... more »
  • Authorities worry heroin is more popular

    August 13, 2013 10:24 PM

    GONZALES - New ways to manufacture heroin has made it more appealing, authorities worry. Unlike black tar heroin seen decades ago that could only be shot up with a needle, brown heroin gives addicts a choice. They can snort it, smoke it or shoot it. "We've started seeing... more »
  • Evacuation to be lifted after train derailment

    August 7, 2013 2:38 PM

    LAWTELL - Sheriff's deputies announced a mandatory evacuation would be lifted Thursday for people living near the site of a train derailment in St. Landry Parish. The parish sheriff's office said residents would first have to report to the Yambilee Building between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday to... more »
  • Coast Guard assisting search for missing swimmer

    August 6, 2013 11:33 AM

    FRANKLINTON - The Coast Guard is assisting the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office search for a woman who went missing on the Bogue Chitto River near Franklinton. Authorities identified the woman as 22-year-old Melanie Borja of Picayune, Miss. In a news release, the Coast Guard said it received a call Sunday... more »
  • Teen killed, baby injured after wreck with big rig

    July 25, 2013 9:57 AM

    SATSUMA - State Police said an 18-year-old driver didn't stop at a stop sign and was killed when her pickup was hit by a big rig in Livingston Parish this morning. Troopers said an infant in the truck with Isabella Lacasse had minor injuries, and survived the wreck. ... more »
  • Dozens of stolen iPads missing, five teens arrested Play Video

    July 23, 2013 6:31 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Nearly a month after 80 iPads and a laptop were stolen from West Feliciana High School, investigators said five arrested suspects are cooperating. Deputies arrested twin brothers Robert and Roderick Washington, 17, of St. Francisville along with three juveniles, ages 14, 15, and 16 on burglary... more »
  • Mayor files injunction against parish roads tax

    July 18, 2013 4:59 PM

    NEW ROADS - The mayor of New Roads filed today to have a judge stop the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury from doubling the millage rates for people in the city. Mayor Robert Myer said in a press release the increase was "unconstitutional" and "unfair" for the people of... more »
  • 2 top Henderson cops face charges in ticket scam

    July 18, 2013 2:54 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - St. Martin Parish prosecutors have filed formal charges against Henderson Police Chief Leroy Guidry and Deputy Chief Oliver Mack Lloyd in an investigation into an alleged illegal quota system for traffic tickets issued along Interstate 10. Assistant District Attorney Chester Cedars said Thursday that the two men... more »
  • St. Helena school district adopts disaster plan

    July 12, 2013 9:48 AM

    GREENSBURG - The St. Helena Parish School Board has approved a disaster operations plan for the parish's school district in case of any future major emergencies or disasters. The six-page document outlines a plan that can be used for inclement weather, fires, hazardous materials incidents, terrorist threats and "other potential... more »
  • Retired officer killed in head-on collision

    July 11, 2013 10:26 AM

    MOREAUVILLE - Sheriff's deputies confirmed a retired law enforcement officer from Pointe Coupee Parish was one of two people who died in a head-on collision this morning in Avoyelles Parish. A spokesperson for the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office said the drivers of both vehicles died in the crash, which... more »
  • La. author among Natl. Medal of Arts winners

    July 10, 2013 3:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - An author from Pointe Coupee Parish was among 24 recipients of national medals for contributions in the fields of the arts and humanities recognized today by President Barack Obama. Ernest J. Gaines is most known for his novels "A Lesson Before Dying" and "The Autobiography of Miss Jane... more »
  • Judge: No second vote for home rule charter Play Video

    July 10, 2013 12:10 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A judge ruled against police jurors' efforts today to stop changes to West Feliciana Parish's system of government. Judge William Carmichael upheld an injunction requested by voters to stop jurors from holding another election over the home rule charter already approved by a public vote last... more »
  • More warrants issued in "Operation: No Show"

    July 10, 2013 11:43 AM

    ASCENSION - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office announced more warrants issued in an ongoing effort to deal with people who miss court dates called "Operation: No Show". Deputies said the following people ignored their court date, leading to a bench warrant being issued by the court for failure to... more »
  • Coroner: Girl, 3, dies from heat stroke

    July 8, 2013 12:34 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Coroner Todd Thoma says a 3-year-old girl who was found dead inside of car Friday died of a heat stroke. However, Thoma has yet to rule if her death was accidental. The Times reports Shreveport police were called to the mother's house just after 4:30 p.m.,... more »
  • Witnesses talk about search for missing tubers on river Play Video

    July 5, 2013 11:56 AM

    HOLDEN - Three people missing overnight after tubing on the Tickfaw River were found early Friday morning. Two men, 27 and 21, and one woman, 18, were found around 7 a.m. after spending the night on a sandbar close to the Courtney Bridge area. They were separated from... more »
  • Former Orleans Parish sheriff employee sentenced to five years

    July 3, 2013 11:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former high-ranking employee of the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office has been sentenced to five years in prison for coordinating a bid-rigging and kickback scheme with contractors. Federal prosecutors say John Sens, who pleaded guilty and is cooperating in an ongoing probe of Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin... more »
  • Violet couple booked in Ascension diesel thefts

    July 3, 2013 10:25 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Violet couple in two diesel thefts. Maj. Kevin Hanna says 32-year-old Brandon Angelety and 30-year-old Jairomeora Angelety are accused of stealing nearly 500 gallons of diesel on May 29 from the Purpera Super Stop gas station as well as trying to... more »
  • Prisoner escapes from St. Charles Parish jail

    July 2, 2013 12:37 PM

    KILLONA, La. - St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputies say a prisoner has escaped from the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center in Killona. Deputies say 35-year-old Charles J. Conrad III was working in the kitchen at the jail when he climbed over a fence near a trash bin early Tuesday morning. He... more »
  • One dead in alleged drug feud

    July 1, 2013 2:46 PM

    HOUMA - Authorities say a 36-year-old Houma man was shot and killed in an argument over drugs. Terrebonne Parish sheriff's Capt. Dawn Foret tells The Courier Dicarie James crashed his car after being shot in the Crozier community near Dularge late Saturday night. Foret says neighbors told deputies patrolling the... more »

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