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  • Officer fatally shot, prompting manhunt in northern Illinois

    September 1, 2015 1:23 PM

    FOX LAKE, Ill. - Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot and killed. Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose says the officer was pursuing people described as suspicious when he was shot and killed in Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago. He tells... more »
  • Investigators: Georgia officer likely shot by other officers

    September 1, 2015 10:57 AM

    ATLANTA- Investigators say police officers who arrived at the wrong metro Atlanta home for a report of suspicious activity shot the man who lives there and "likely" shot one of their own, leaving him seriously wounded. Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials said DeKalb County police received a report of a... more »
  • Cadets have first day of training in Baton Rouge

    August 30, 2015 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Dozens of cadets reported to their first official day of training at the Louisiana State Police Training Academy. "We want to make sure that the right people are here," Sgt. Nick Manale told News Two. "We want to make sure that these men and women are... more »
  • Sheriff says rampage suspect found unresponsive in cell

    August 28, 2015 12:31 PM

    SUNSET - Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said a St. Landry Parish man accused of killing two people during a crime spree in a small town was found unresponsive in his cell Friday and taken to the hospital. Guidroz said guards found Harrison Riley Jr. unresponsive when they went to rouse... more »
  • After murderous rampage, Sunset honors fallen police officer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2015 7:32 PM

    SUNSET - The small town of Sunset, located in St. Landry Parish, is trying to make sense of a murderous rampage that left a woman and a police officer dead, a store destroyed and others injured. Harrison Riley Jr. is accused of stabbing a woman to death, wounding two others... more »
  • With 2 killings this week, Louisiana police deaths rising

    August 27, 2015 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police badges in Louisiana are banded with black ribbons more than usual this year, a grim reminder that officer deaths are on the rise with two killings just this week alone. Louisiana has had more job-related police fatalities in 2015 than any other state but Texas,... more »
  • Small town taking stock after shooting, standoff, fire

    August 27, 2015 2:35 PM

    SUNSET - People in Sunset who were affected by a deadly shooting, stabbing, and standoff with police Wednesday started assessing the damage left by the violence. Police said 35-year-old Harrison Lee Riley Jr. stabbed three women during an altercation at a home on St. Anna Street, killing Shameka Johnson.... more »
  • 1 dead in Thursday morning shooting on Curtis Street

    August 27, 2015 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting that happened early Thursday morning. Authorities say 21-year-old Marlon Williams was found lying in the street in the 1800 block of Curtis Street around 5 a.m. Williams died at the scene. There are no suspects or motives at this... more »
  • WATCH: Officers caught in the crossfire Play Video

    August 27, 2015 12:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff is worried the next generation of law enforcement officers might be rethinking their careers after watching so many officers die in the line of duty. "There's just no care about what happens to the man standing next to you,"... more »
  • LSP warns people who feel generous in the wake of trooper's murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2015 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana State Troopers Association warned people about online fundraisers that have shown up following the murder of a trooper this week. The agency said it is hard to follow the money trail. Already, some have raised thousands of dollars. Trooper Steven Vincent was shot... more »
  • Police department expansion a 'huge improvement' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2015 5:38 PM

    KILLIAN - A major upgrade is on the way for the Killian Police Department in Livingston Parish. Right now the department is without an interrogation room, and its evidence locker is in the same room as the department's toilet. Killian Police Chief Dennis Hill says first responders started brainstorming an... more »
  • Man charged with attempting to murder police officers

    August 25, 2015 12:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police charged a man with attempted murder of a police officer after BRPD said he tried to run two officers over during a chase overnight. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the officers shot and injured St.julian Baranco, 30, of Kenner before he was arrested. McKneely said a... more »
  • 1 arrested after firing shots outside Gonzales restaurant

    August 24, 2015 2:27 PM

    GONZALES - Police reported the arrest of a man accused of firing shots during a fight outside of a Gonzales restaurant Sunday night. Gonzales PD said they responded to reports of shots fired at Quaker Steak and Lube, located a 2706 South Cabela's Parkway, just after 9 p.m. Once... more »
  • Police officer and 1 other injured in crash

    August 21, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A police officer and another unidentified person were taken to the hospital this morning after a crash on Perkins Road near Quail Run. Authorities say a truck pulled out in front of the police officer causing him to quickly swerve out of the way and collide... more »
  • Police investigate three mojo overdoses at high school

    August 20, 2015 4:35 PM

    COVINGTON – Covington Police said they are investigating possible drug overdoses by three students at Covington High School Thursday afternoon. According to WWL's Ashley Rodrigue the Covington Fire Department was called to Covington High School after lunch over a report of an unresponsive student. When firefighters arrived on... more »
  • Police identify suspect connected to Walker credit card fraud

    August 20, 2015 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police in McComb, Miss. have identified one of the suspects who police say stole credit card information from a Walker man and made fraudulent purchases at a Mississippi Walmart. Investigators identified Bradley J Boudreaux, 32, of Mamou, La., as the suspect shown in security footage wearing... more »
  • Safe area provided for people selling, buying from online venues check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 19, 2015 11:14 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - There's a safe spot for people to buy or sell items from Craigslist or other online venues. The Denham Springs Police Department parking lot and lobby will serve as a safe spot, 24/7. Mayor Gerard Landry says Denham Springs has joined other cities that offer its... more »
  • New trial upheld for 5 ex-cops in post-Katrina shootings

    August 18, 2015 6:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court decision keeps five former New Orleans police officers on track for a new trial in connection with deadly shootings of unarmed people amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Four of the men are charged in the shootings at the Danziger... more »
  • Police department offers heroin addicts amnesty, treatment

    August 14, 2015 5:38 AM

    GLOUCESTER, MASS.- Police in the Massachusetts city of Gloucester are taking a novel approach to the war on drugs. They're making the police station a first stop for addicts on the road to recovery. Under a policy launched in June, heroin and opioid addicts who voluntarily turn themselves in are... more »
  • North BR residents welcome police body cameras check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 13, 2015 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police officers in North Baton Rouge could be wearing body cameras as early as October in a pilot program to test out the technology. The program would outfit officers in the Baton Rouge Police Department's First District that covers North Baton Rouge. Metro Council members set up... more »
  • Cops: Loaded gun found in hollowed-out box resembling Bible

    August 13, 2015 12:43 PM

    NEW YORK - New York City police say they found a loaded gun inside a hollowed-out lockbox that resembles the Bible during a traffic stop. The container looked like a leather-bound King James Bible. But instead of the word of God, it contained a loaded Glock 17, 10 bullets... more »
  • Council committee to watch body camera pilot program in BR

    August 12, 2015 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members set up a committee to review the potential of outfitting police officers in the city with body cameras. At its meeting Wednesday evening, Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle discussed what she called a body camera review board. The board, the happy medium between council... more »
  • Suspect wanted for violent attack with pipe

    August 12, 2015 4:18 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police are looking for the second suspect in a violent attack on a man on Martin Luther King Junior Drive. One man has already been arrested, investigators said. The second suspect was identified after making the first arrest. Police said Chondre Pipes, 22, and Alfredrick... more »
  • Traffic stop laws check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 11, 2015 9:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic stop laws are different in every state, so it's important to be familiar with what you can and cannot do. Law enforcement officials' first rule of advice: don't turn the roadside into a courtroom. If a driver gets pulled over in Louisiana the officer is... more »
  • Walker approves policies for its police body cameras

    August 10, 2015 10:10 PM

    WALKER - City leaders approved policies dealing with the three-month old police body camera system. "It's been up to this point, non controversial," mayor Rick Ramsey said Monday night after the council agreed on the rules based on suggestions from the International Association of Chiefs of Police . ... more »
  • Hundreds turn out for slain officer's funeral check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 10, 2015 8:50 AM

    GONZALES - Hundreds of people lined Airline Highway in Gonzales Monday to pay their respects to 29-year-old Thomas LaValley, a Shreveport police officer killed recently in the line of duty who is being laid to rest in St. Amant. LaValley was shot and killed last week while responding to... more »
  • Fallen officer given hero's welcome in return home check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 8, 2015 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police, EMS, firefighters and civilians lined I-10 in Baton Rouge Saturday afternoon to honor a fallen soldier as his body was returned home. Many stood at attention outside their cars when Officer Thomas LaValley's body passed by on its way from Shreveport to a funeral home... more »
  • College football player killed after burglary attempt

    August 8, 2015 11:41 AM

    ARLINGTON, Texas - A police officer in suburban Dallas shot and killed a college football player during a struggle after the unarmed 19-year-old crashed a car through the front window of a car dealership, authorities said. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office identified the dead man as Christian Taylor, of... more »
  • Local authorities to honor fallen police officer

    August 7, 2015 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police will line I-10 Saturday afternoon as the body of a police officer originally from Ascension Parish passes through the city. A spokesperson for the Baton Rouge Police Department said officers will be asked to line the side of the Interstate with their police unit lights... more »
  • Body cameras deployed for Plaquemine police check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 7, 2015 6:48 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Police officers in Plaquemine are now required to wear body cameras while on patrol, and the cameras started hitting the streets this week. Officers started wearing the devices Monday. Police Chief Kenneth Payne said it's already proving to be beneficial. "Body cameras just make sense. They... more »
  • Overall crime down, murder up by 30 percent in New Orleans

    August 7, 2015 6:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New police department figures show that overall crime dropped more than 8 percent in New Orleans in the first half of the year when compared to the same period in 2014 - but, the numbers of murders and rapes were up sharply. Figures released Friday show... more »
  • Man arrested, punched for trying to take officer's Taser

    August 6, 2015 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man was booked for resisting arrest after police said he tried to grab an officer's Taser during a struggle Wednesday night. Baton Rouge Police said officers were sent to Jackson Avenue over a fight between 48-year-old Lonald Ray Blakes and his wife. The... more »
  • In St. Amant, slain officer's family holds candlelight vigil check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2015 8:53 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Police arrested the man accused of shooting and killing a Shreveport police officer Thursday afternoon, according to reports. KTBS reported police arrested 27-year-old Grover Cannon at a home on Jackson Street. He faces first-degree murder charges in the death of 29-year-old Officer Thomas LaValley Wednesday night. ... more »
  • Detroit-area cop saves baby skunk from yogurt cup check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 4, 2015 2:30 PM

    ROCHESTER, Mich. - A hungry skunk whose head was stuck in a yogurt container has a hero: a suburban Detroit police officer. Rochester Officer Merlin Taylor's encounter Sunday was recorded from his police car. The video shows Taylor putting on a rubber glove and cautiously approaching the skunk, which... more »
  • Detroit police officer saves skunk

    August 2, 2015 4:50 PM

    ROCHESTER, Mich. - A hungry skunk whose head was stuck in a yogurt container has a hero: a suburban Detroit police officer. Rochester Officer Merlin Taylor's encounter Sunday was recorded from his police car. The video shows Taylor putting on a rubber glove and cautiously approaching the skunk, which was... more »
  • Memphis police arrest person of interest following officer murder

    August 2, 2015 2:07 PM

    MEMPHIS - Memphis police say that a person of interest has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph told The Associated Press that a person is in custody but no charges have been filed. She says the... more »
  • "Ruff" four days for stolen pup, reunited with owner check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 31, 2015 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A dog is back home with her owner after being dog-napped near downtown Baton Rouge. While Alissa Garafalo was at work last Friday, two men kicked in the door of her apartment. A neighbor saw one of the men holding her shih tzu, Stella, and began... more »
  • A turkey bothers Wolverines

    July 30, 2015 9:03 PM

    ANN ARBOR, MI - A turkey has captured some hearts at the University of Michigan as it wanders the campus. It chases passers-by and gets in the way of traffic but its also the darling of social media and shows up as people's selfies. The school's Assistant Police Chief... more »
  • Aggressive cobra killed

    July 30, 2015 8:57 PM

    HOUSTON- A two-foot long cobra that was captured in a luxury high-rise apartment in Houston was destroyed because a pest control company couldn't find it a new home. Police were called to the complex over the weekend after tenants saw the cobra on the third floor. Officers used a... more »
  • Murder suspect dead, woman shot during standoff

    July 29, 2015 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the scene cleared from a violent standoff, specifics about what happened during the takedown became less clear. Police said they were not ready to confirm how a woman wound up being shot in what was, at first, reported as crossfire when a U.S. Marshal's task... more »
  • Ohio cop faces murder charge in driver's killing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 29, 2015 1:21 PM

    WARNING - The body camera video attached to this story is graphic in nature. CINCINNATI - A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges. Hamilton County's prosecutor says Wednesday that... more »
  • Police release pictures of theater gunman's car

    July 28, 2015 11:15 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Police released images of John Russell Houser's car, hoping to build a larger case against the movie theater gunman. The images were taken after police took the car from the movie theater, where Houser appeared to have staged his getaway but shot and killed himself instead. In... more »
  • Man dead after shooting involving police officers in Houma

    July 27, 2015 5:58 PM

    HOUMA - State police say a man has been killed in Houma in a shooting involving officers from three law enforcement agencies. Evan Harrell, a Louisiana State Police spokesman, said LSP, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office and Houma Police Department were involved in Monday's shooting. The shooting happened... more »
  • Shreveport PD kill man accused of holding teens, shooting at wife, officers

    July 27, 2015 11:35 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - Shreveport police say officers shot and killed a 33-year-old man who shot at them. Police spokesman Bill Goodin identifies the man as Khari Westly. He says the incident started when a teenager called Sunday morning, saying a male relative had been holding her and another... more »
  • Public safety concerns after Lafayette shooting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 27, 2015 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge are beefing up security in the wake of the tragedy in Lafayette. Officials are encouraging the public to let this tragedy open their eyes to possible dangers around them. Two people were killed and nine others were injured when a gunman... more »
  • Shreveport cop suspended after gun found in airport luggage

    July 26, 2015 12:30 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after security officials at Shreveport Regional Airport found a handgun in his luggage. A statement from the Shreveport Police Department said Officer James Bass was detained Saturday morning after Transportation Security Administration authorities found the handgun.... more »
  • Police increase security at Slidell Grand Theatre

    July 24, 2015 3:03 PM

    SLIDELL - Police in Slidell announced they will increase security at their city's Grand Theatre after a deadly shooting at another Grand in Lafayette. Louisiana State Police said 59-year-old John Houser shot and killed two women and injured nine other moviegoers Thursday night at the Lafayette Grand Theatre. ... more »
  • Gonzales Police identify Walmart shoplifting suspect

    July 23, 2015 1:13 PM

    GONZALES – Gonzales Police announced Thursday that investigators have identified the man accused of stealing a weed trimmer and pressure washer from a local Walmart recently. Police say arrest warrants have been issued for 37-year-old Tobe Bergeron, of Gray, for two charges of theft from a Gonzales Walmart. ... more »
  • La. jockeys arrested in race-fixing investigation

    July 23, 2015 11:56 AM

    OPELOUSAS – Louisiana State Police accused three Louisiana horse jockeys of being involved in a race-fixing scheme. Troopers arrested 46-year-old Joseph Patin, 51-year-old Billy Patin and 24-year-old LeSean Conyers on charges of Willful Pulling of the Reins and Cheating and Swindling. The Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement... more »
  • Former police chief pleads no contest to malfeasance check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 23, 2015 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Brusly's former police chief pleaded "no contest" to malfeasance charges Thursday in connection with a missing guns and cash case from his time in office. Jamie Whaley didn't utter a word as he exited the courtroom. He admitted to stealing guns and forging signatures on department... more »
  • Gonzales Police searching for Walmart shoplifter

    July 21, 2015 4:34 PM

    GONZALES - Police asked for the public's help Tuesday tracking down a man who investigators said stole a weed trimmer and pressure washer from the Gonzales Walmart recently. Gonzales PD said on June 22 the man took a weedeater worth $167 from the store. At the time security camera... more »
  • New plans to address violent crime in New Orleans

    July 21, 2015 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The police chief in New Orleans says he's increasing overtime available to officers as the city grapples with violent crime. Chief Michael Harrison also noted Tuesday that 27 new recruits soon will complete field training. And he said joint efforts with federal and state agencies to fight... more »
  • DA says Texas jail death needs 'thorough review'

    July 21, 2015 8:45 AM

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas- The prosecutor in a Texas county where authorities say a woman hanged herself in a jail cell is calling for a "thorough review" of the case, saying it's too soon to rule her death a suicide. Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said at a news conference Monday... more »
  • Man uses scooter in police chase

    July 18, 2015 4:18 PM

    CARSON CITY, Nev. - A suspected drug dealer tried to evade authorities in Nevada while riding a scooter. Joseph Scurti is facing charges including suspicion of a parole and probation warrant and probation violation. Obstruction charges are pending. The slow-speed pursuit began Friday when Carson City deputies tried to pull... more »
  • Walker officials drawing up policies on police body cameras

    July 14, 2015 11:08 AM

    WALKER - Several months after outfitting patrol officers with wearable cameras, the Walker City Council will set down policies governing their use. The council introduced an ordinance Monday outlining a body camera policy, and next month it is planning to bring the matter to a vote. The Advocate reports the... more »
  • Walker officials drawing up policies on police body cameras

    July 14, 2015 8:35 AM

    WALKER- Several months after outfitting patrol officers with wearable cameras, the Walker City Council will set down policies governing their use. The council introduced an ordinance Monday outlining a body camera policy, and next month it is planning to bring the matter to a vote. The policy, based on a... more »
  • Suspect shoots self in foot with officer's gun

    July 13, 2015 1:13 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Police said a burglary suspect shot himself in the foot this weekend in Lake Charles after his arrest using a gun which had been left in the back of an officer's vehicle. Lake Charles Police said 18-year-old Stacy Lamb injured himself in the shooting and two... more »
  • To shoot or not to shoot check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2015 11:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some ministers got a first hand-experience of what it's like to be a police officer Thursday. The group of clergy have been meeting with city police for seminars and participating in scenarios, learning what it means to make split-second decisions in real-life situations. "I think... more »
  • Suspect arrested in fatal French Quarter shooting

    July 9, 2015 12:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 23-year-old man has been booked with second-degree murder following a shooting in the French Quarter. In a news release, police say detectives learned during their investigation that the unidentified victim and a 30-year-old friend were allegedly attempting to purchase drugs early Thursday morning from... more »
  • Man dies in French Quarter shooting

    July 9, 2015 7:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say a man has died following a shooting in the French Quarter. The shooting happened early Thursday morning in the 900 block of St. Ann Street. The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of his family. Police said in a news release the man... more »
  • Inside job in heist at Wal-Mart

    July 8, 2015 9:04 PM

    BRISTOW, OKLAHOMA- The manager of a Wal-Mart and his daughter were arrested for stealing $75,000 where a man disguised himself as a driver of an armored car and walked out with the cash. The man went to the store on Saturday dressed similarly to a Loomis armored transport worker. He... more »
  • Police to offer "Gas for Guns" exchange in Zachary

    July 8, 2015 12:17 PM

    ZACHARY - Law enforcement agencies announced plans to hold a "gas for guns" exchange in Zachary later this month. Police will be giving out gift cards worth up to $300 between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, July 25 at the Zachary Community Center at 5746 Rollins Road. ... more »
  • Grand jury canceled, AG to handle case involving chief's son

    July 6, 2015 11:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General for the State of Louisiana will handle the progress of a case involving the son of an area police chief. Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies believe Kevin Ambeau , Jr., shot two people after a fight in St. Gabriel but was not charged in... more »
  • Cop arrested for 'sloppy' work as NOPD investigates officer's murder

    July 6, 2015 11:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said he was angered by one of their own officer's "sloppy" police work when searching a suspect who investigators said later shot and killed a fellow officer. Police charged NOPD Officer Wardell Johnson with obstruction of justice, malfeasance in office and theft.... more »
  • Man pleads not guilty to killing New Orleans officer

    July 6, 2015 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The man accused of shooting and killing a New Orleans police officer while he was being taken to jail has pleaded not guilty. Thirty-three-year-old Travis Boys appeared Monday before a judge to enter a plea in the death of Officer Daryle Holloway. Prosecutors are seeking... more »
  • Heavy police presence planned for firework show check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 3, 2015 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Expect a heavy police presence at Saturday's fireworks show in the downtown area as a "zero tolerance" policy will be enforced for criminal activity. With the stricter enforcement in effect, even misdemeanor crimes could end in arrest. Over 100 officers will be at the July... more »
  • Mother charged after toddler tests positive for cocaine

    June 30, 2015 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge mother after they said doctors found high levels of cocaine in her 3-year-old child this week. Police charged 25-year-old Megan Gaylord with cruelty to a juvenile on Monday after her child was taken to a hospital by the Department of Children... more »
  • New Orleans police retraining officers, retrofitting SUVs

    June 30, 2015 8:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Police Department is retraining its force on the importance of frisking and searching suspects for weapons. The department announced Monday that officers are also receiving a refresher on the department's protocols for handcuffing and transporting prisoners. On June 20, police say Officer Daryle Holloway was... more »

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