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  • Hammond police searching for 71-year-old man with dementia

    September 26, 2016 4:56 PM

    HAMMOND – The Hammond Police Department continues to search for a 71-year-old man with dementia who has been missing for a week. On Sunday, the police department spent five hours working with four volunteer canine crews from the Louisiana Search and Rescue team to locate Edward Carr. Carr... more »
  • Good Samaritan recovers body of man who fell into Mississippi River

    July 19, 2016 11:28 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The body of a missing man who fell into the Mississippi River has been recovered. The Coast Guard said that Ambarish Parekh's body was recovered by a good Samaritan recovered Parekh's body in the water and transferred him to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office The Coast Guard... more »
  • Search for Ascension Superintendent starts over Play Video

    June 24, 2016 6:15 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Finding a new superintendent hasn't been easy for school board members in Ascension Parish. After narrowing the search down to four finalists, board members decided to advertise the position again. "We have big shoes to fill," said Patricia Russo, president of the school board. ... more »
  • Ascension school board reopens superintendent search

    June 22, 2016 9:06 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish School Board has reopened its search for a superintendent. The board is looking at possibly hiring its next superintendent Aug. 9, the second day of the new school year. The board voted Tuesday to reserve the right to stop the process of winnowing candidates at... more »
  • Ascension Schools to re-advertise superintendent's job

    June 7, 2016 11:39 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish School Board was expected to announce finalists for the vacant Superintendent position Tuesday night, but instead the board decided to start their search over again. The board interviewed four candidates for the position last week , and met Tuesday expecting to narrow that list... more »
  • Divers looking for plane crash pilot find body in Hudson River

    May 27, 2016 11:02 PM

    NEW YORK - Police say divers searching for the pilot of a small World War II vintage plane that crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey have recovered a body. They say the body came from the one-seater plane but they haven't confirmed the body is... more »
  • Ascension Parish names candidates for Superintendent's job

    May 24, 2016 12:23 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish School Board announced six candidates for its superintendent position. In a press release Monday evening, the following finalists were announced: Rita B. Hernandez (Ed.D. - University of Houston) Area Assistant Superintendent for Middle and Elementary Schools, Brownsville Independent School District (Texas) ... more »
  • Lost men found in BREC's Blackwater Park Play Video

    April 19, 2016 11:16 PM

    CENTRAL - Crews found two men who spent a couple of hours lost in the woods of BREC's Blackwater Park Tuesday Night. That's off Hooper Road in Central. Rescue crews from the Central Fire Department, along with deputies from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office were called to... more »
  • Authorities enter second day of search for driver in vehicle pursuit

    February 2, 2016 9:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities are entering the second day of searching for a man who led them on a car chase through Baton Rouge Monday evening. State Police say a trooper tried to stop a red Chevy pickup truck for a traffic violation at the intersection of Bluebonnet and Burbank. When... more »
  • Car flips on I-10 exit during sheriff's chase

    January 1, 2016 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a stolen vehicle flipped during a pursuit which ended on the College Drive exit of I-10 in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday. EBRSO spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said the people in the vehicle were suspected of stealing from the Walmart on Burbank, and... more »
  • Rescuer: Girls stuck in park were 'scared and wet, a little cold' Play Video

    December 23, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two teenage girls rescued from the banks of the Amite River Tuesday night are recovering, sources said. The girls, who have not been identified, were taken to an area hospital after they were found on a river bank. They went missing after a hiking trip. The... more »
  • Two teenage girls rescued from conservation area Tuesday night Play Video

    December 22, 2015 7:21 PM

    GREENWELL SPRINGS - A two-and-a-half hour rescue effort ended successfully Tuesday when firefighters and law enforcement officers from various areas were able to rescue two girls from the BREC Frenchtown Conservation Area. The girls, around 12-years-old, went into the hiking area around 3 Tuesday afternoon. They were reported missing... more »
  • Manhunt leads to arrest of teen wanted out of Livingston Parish

    November 24, 2015 1:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple law enforcement agencies swarmed an area of northeast East Baton Rouge Parish Tuesday morning as part of a search for a man wanted out of Livingston Parish. Louisiana State Police said officers arrested 19-year-old Brady Jones, a convicted felon who LSP said was wanted for... more »
  • Police identify 3 suspects in Baton Rouge murder

    November 6, 2015 9:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge are asking for the public's help to find three men accused in the shooting death of another man last month near a BREC park. Arrest warrants have been issued for Alexander Brock, 23, Marcus Gillard, 28, and 19-year-old Dyshun Winns. The... more »
  • Mistakenly released killer arrested in Georgia

    October 2, 2015 1:52 AM

    ATLANTA- Authorities have captured an inmate that was mistakenly let out of a jail earlier this week in Louisiana. The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Benjuiel Johnson, 32, just after midnight Friday morning at a motel just outside of Atlanta. Authorities in Georgia said a Gwinett County deputy assigned to... more »
  • Suspect in Kentucky trooper's shooting is shot and killed

    September 14, 2015 10:03 AM

    EDDYVILLE, KY- Police say the man accused of fatally shooting a Kentucky trooper has been shot and killed after an hours-long manhunt. Trooper Jay Thomas, a state police spokesman, says 25-year-old Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks of Missouri was shot by police Monday morning when he refused to drop his weapon.... more »
  • Shooting suspect surrendered to authorities Monday

    August 29, 2015 7:51 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A man wanted for a shooting in Livingston Parish this weekend turned himself in to authorities at the jail, the sheriff's office said Monday afternoon. Johnathan Debacco is accused of shooting a man after an argument at 32085 Burgess Road Saturday afternoon. The victim was in... more »
  • Coast Guard says search for missing boaters isn't done

    July 29, 2015 12:54 PM

    TEQUESTA, Fla. - A Coast Guard spokesman says the search for two teen boaters who went missing off the coast of Florida is ongoing. Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss, the spokesman for the Florida Coast Guard district, said Wednesday: "There is no plan to suspend the search today." ... more »
  • Search underway for missing swimmer in Mississippi River

    July 29, 2015 8:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Authorities are searching for a man who disappeared while swimming in the Mississippi River in New Orleans on Tuesday night. Port of New Orleans official Matt Gresham says authorities from multiple agencies, including New Orleans police and fire, the Coast Guard and Emergency Medical Services were searching by... more »
  • Coast Guard still optimistic about missing teen fishermen

    July 28, 2015 11:59 AM

    The Coast Guard says it's still optimistic two teenage fishermen missing at sea can be found alive. Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss says Tuesday that three Coast Guard cutters, a Navy ship and an airplane are still searching from the waters off Daytona Beach, Florida, north through Savannah, Georgia,... 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 »
  • Coast Guard suspends search for missing crewmember

    May 31, 2015 12:21 PM

    CONVENT - The search for a missing crewmember aboard a sunken Coast Guard towing vessel has been called off. Sunday morning around 8 a.m. UTV Miss Natalie sank on the lower Mississippi, carrying five people. Four of the five were able to escape to safety. The search spanded... more »
  • Nepal rescuers find 3 bodies near crashed US Marine chopper

    May 15, 2015 6:06 AM

    KATHMANDU- Nepal's Defense Secretary Iswori Poudyal says army rescuers have found three bodies at the site where the wreckage of the U.S. Marine helicopter was found. Poudyal gave no other details on Friday. The aircraft had gone missing Tuesday while delivering aid in the Himalayan nation following a magnitude-7.8 earthquake... more »
  • Googling on mobile devices surpasses PCs in US for 1st time

    May 5, 2015 12:35 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Google's influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology's shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than personal computers in the U.S. and many other parts of the world. The milestone announced at a digital advertising conference Tuesday serves... more »
  • Body of missing boater recovered from Bayou Manchac

    May 1, 2015 2:21 PM

    BAYOU MANCHAC - Search and rescue officials recovered the body of a missing Prairieville man from Bayou Manchac Friday morning. Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office deputies and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents said they found the body of 23-year-old Allen Fitzgerald at around 8 a.m. about a mile... more »
  • Boat found in Bayou Manchac, boater still missing

    April 30, 2015 9:49 AM

    PRARIEVILLE- The search continues this morning for a missing boater in Ascension Parish. There's some new progress in the search. Crews have found the boat that went missing in Monday's storm, but so far, there's still no sign of Allen Fitzgerald. Crews are searching Bayou Manchac, close to where... more »
  • Search suspended for man who escaped drug arrest by jumping into bayou

    April 16, 2015 5:04 PM

    BAYOU BOEUF - Sheriff's deputies in St. Mary Parish have suspended search efforts for a man who fled on foot into Bayou Boeuf during a narcotics investigation. Deputies began the search of the bayou in the early morning hours of Thursday, using their Marine Division's boats, radar and dive... more »
  • Search area for Flight 370 to be doubled if plane not found

    April 16, 2015 6:49 AM

    Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia says the search area for the missing Flight 370 will be expanded by another 23,000 square miles in the Indian Ocean if the jetliner is not found by May. The transport minister says Malaysia, Australia and China, which are leading the search for the Boeing 777... more »
  • Man caught after fleeing traffic stop

    April 1, 2015 9:13 PM

    WALKER - Deputies and local police spent a few hours Wednesday night looking for a suspect who ran during a traffic stop. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office identified the man as Leonard Morgan. They believe Morgan violated his probation and took off running instead of being arrested. Just... more »
  • Southern continues search for new leader

    March 14, 2015 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University has revived its stalled search for a new leader. Sources say officials expressed optimism at the new search committee's first meeting: They will find the right leader, despite the financial struggles the historically black university system has faced in recent years. They are looking for... more »
  • Black Hawk wreck recovery ends Friday night

    March 13, 2015 10:26 PM

    NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. - Recovery operations ended Friday evening with pieces of a downed Black Hawk helicopter still under 25 feet of water. It took four hours to pull the main rotor section of the helicopter up to the surface. Crews were able to remove two pieces of the... more »
  • Helicopter search efforts now turning to recovery

    March 12, 2015 10:58 AM

    PENSACOLA, FL - Authorities announced Thursday morning that search efforts for survivors of a military helicopter crash in Florida have shifted to recovery of debris and remains. Military officials said 11 soldiers, 7 Marines out of Camp Lejeune and 4 National Guard members out of Hammond, were missing and... more »
  • Hammond-based Guard unit one of the best

    March 11, 2015 11:39 PM

    HAMMOND - Flags flew at half staff Wednesday evening in honor of four National Guardsmen stationed here and seven Marines from the Carolinas who are presumed dead after their Hammond-based Black Hawk crashed off the coast of Florida during a training mission. The helicopter crew was part of an... more »
  • Major general describes 'tough day' searching for crash victims Play Video

    March 11, 2015 2:56 PM

    HAMMOND - Louisiana National Guard leaders said they've notified families of Guard members who disappeared and are presumed dead after a helicopter crash overnight. "It's a tough day," Major General Glenn Curtis told reporters at a news conference in Hammond. Curtis said he plans to visit the families of... more »
  • Woman wanted for bomb threat at Fairwood Library

    March 7, 2015 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they are looking for a woman who threatened having a bomb strapped onto her inside Fairwood Library this afternoon. The report came in around 12:10 p.m. at the branch location on 12910 Old Hammond Hwy. Police say the woman fled the... more »
  • Suspect injured in shootout with deputies

    February 26, 2015 4:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - NOPD is investigating a shooting involving a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputy. The incident happened just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday. Investigators say deputies were serving a search warrant on Pauger Street. According to our sister station WWL-TV , a spokesperson said the 52-year-old male suspect opened fire... more »
  • Search underway for 3 girls who left home to join ISIS

    February 24, 2015 1:59 AM

    LONDON, England - Turkish police searched Monday for three missing British schoolgirls believed to be headed to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group as their frightened families issued urgent pleas begging the girls to return home. The girls, said to be "straight-A students" from the same east London... more »
  • Budget troubles slow Grambling State presidential search

    February 3, 2015 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's budget problems are making Grambling State University's presidential search more difficult. University of Louisiana System President Sandra Woodley released a letter from the search firm hired to recruit candidates that says the threat of deep budget cuts has stymied efforts to find a new Grambling leader.... more »
  • France mobilizes 10,000 security forces after attacks

    January 12, 2015 3:40 AM

    PARIS, France - French security forces are mobilizing in their search for what the prime minister called a "probably accomplice" to three days of bloodshed and terror around the capital, as well as to try to ensure the safety of the French people. Manuel Valls said the search is urgent... more »
  • Fourth ship to join search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    January 12, 2015 1:57 AM

    CANBERRA, Australia - A fourth ship with specialized underwater equipment will join the search for a Malaysia Airlines jet 10 months after it vanished off Australia's west coast. Acting Australian Prime Minister Warren Truss says the ship Fugro Supporter is on its way to the search area after conducting trials... more »
  • Police search towns northeast of Paris for gunmen

    January 8, 2015 2:01 PM

    PARIS - The search for the gunmen who killed 12 people in yesterday's attack in France is focused on two small towns northeast of Paris. Two men resembling the suspects robbed a gas station in that area early today. Police swarmed the site, while helicopters hovered overhead. Later, large numbers... more »
  • Search for missing AirAsia plane to expand to land

    December 29, 2014 12:49 PM

    SURABAYA, Indonesia - The search for the missing AirAsia plane will be expanding onto land areas in Indonesia after daybreak there -- but the search and rescue chief says it's believed that the plane is "at the bottom of the sea." It was carrying 162 people when it disappeared from... more »
  • Australian plane spots objects in sea in AirAsia search area

    December 29, 2014 2:04 AM

    SURABAYA, Indonesia - An Indonesian official says objects have been spotted in the sea by a search plane hunting for the missing AirAsia jet. Jakarta's Air Force base commander Rear Marshal Dwi Putranto says he was informed Monday that an Australian Orion aircraft had detected suspicious objects near Nangka island,... more »
  • Police canvas neighborhood for missing 4-year-old Play Video

    December 21, 2014 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local, state, and federal authorities are now assisting in the search for a 4-year-old boy who went missing in Baton Rouge over the weekend. Members of the FBI, Attorney General's Office, and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children joined Baton Rouge Police, the East Baton... more »
  • Southern University System suspends leader search

    November 28, 2014 1:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The board supervising the Southern University System is suspending its search for a new president until January. On Friday, the board - meeting in New Orleans - voted 10-4 to suspend the search amid concerns over the short timeline for finding a new leader. The search will... more »
  • Search for tiger resumes near Disneyland Paris

    November 14, 2014 3:19 AM

    MONTEVRAIN, France - Security forces in France are guarding a school and combing woods near Disneyland Paris for a big feline eluding authorities for a second straight day. Despite a warning from the regional administration to stay indoors or in cars, parents walked their children to school as usual Friday... more »
  • Men in missing plane identified, search suspended

    November 14, 2014 2:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says it has suspended its search for a small plane that went missing over Lake Pontchartrain's choppy waters. Petty Officer Carlos Vega says the plane was believed to be carrying 50-year-old instructor Burt Lattamore Jr. and his student, 40-year-old Affi Sav. He says he... more »
  • Small plane missing in Lake Pontchartrain Play Video

    November 13, 2014 4:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard and several other agencies are searching the choppy waters of Lake Pontchartrain for a missing plane. Petty Officer Carlos Vega says air traffic controls at the New Orleans International Airport notified the Coast Guard around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday that a Cessna 172 was missing... more »
  • Prisoner says state conducts illegal body searches

    October 29, 2014 3:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for a Louisiana prison inmate whose conviction in the 1972 death of a guard was overturned say he has been subjected to illegal "body cavity searches" while he awaits the next step in his prosecution. The inmate is 67-year-old Albert Woodfox, one of the prisoners supporters... more »
  • Neighbors worried wanted man is hiding in woods, feet from houses Play Video

    October 12, 2014 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sunday night, people kept eyes on the dark woods behind their homes on Riverside Park Drive since a convict is likely lurking in the shadows. Dennis Shampine's run from the law has lasted through the weekend and approaches the one week mark since he bolted from police... more »
  • Still no sign of wanted man after late Friday night search

    October 10, 2014 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A convicted felon continued his run from the law late Friday as a slew of authorities trailed him again overnight. Dennis Shampine has been eluding authorities since Tuesday when the first manhunt to find him, this one in Walker, put schools on lockdown after lunch. He was... more »
  • Manhunt ended for wanted sex offender Play Video

    October 10, 2014 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State police say the manhunt for a sex offender now wanted for robberies in Livingston Parish was called off around 11 p.m. Thursday. Dennis Shampine remains at large. Shampine was spotted Thursday morning walking near the Amite river bridge by a state trooper, prompting an... more »
  • Infrared equipment will be used to try and locate wanted convict Play Video

    October 9, 2014 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A large group of law enforcement could search into Friday morning in an attempt to locate a convicted sex offender who has been running from them for days. Overnight Thursday, authorities anticipated using infrared equipment on helicopters to spot Dennis Shampine, 33. Earlier in the... more »
  • Search suspended for missing shrimpers

    September 26, 2014 10:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard has suspended its search for two missing shrimpers last seen south of Southwest Pass near the mouth of the Mississippi River. The Coast Guard called off the search Thursday. Authorities say the shrimping vessel Christopher's Joy capsized around 4 p.m. Tuesday throwing the four... more »
  • Coast Guard searching for missing shrimpers

    September 24, 2014 7:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard is searching for two missing shrimpers last seen south of the Southwest Pass near the mouth of the Mississippi River. The Coast Guard says the shrimping vessel Christopher's Joy capsized around 4 p.m. Tuesday throwing the four crew members into the water. They say... more »
  • Police find rifle carried by ambush suspect Play Video

    September 22, 2014 2:00 AM

    CANADENSIS, PA - Authorities don't have the alleged gunman who is accused of a deadly ambush at a police barracks, but they say they've found the AK-47-style assault rifle that he was carrying. Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens said Sunday that police believe their massive manhunt is hot... more »
  • New Orleans mayor to announce new jobs plan

    September 8, 2014 3:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is planning to announce a new comprehensive strategy to connect disadvantaged job seekers and businesses. A City Hall press release says The Economic Opportunity Strategy being announced Monday will partner with local training providers, social service agencies, and community advocates, as well... more »
  • Lake search suspended after report of downed plane

    September 7, 2014 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard in New Orleans says it has suspended a search of Lake Pontchartrain that was begun after authorities received a call about a possible small plane crash in the water near the city of Mandeville. The call was received Saturday night. As of Sunday morning... more »
  • Australia, Malaysia reach search cost-sharing deal Play Video

    August 28, 2014 1:55 AM

    CANBERRA, Australia - Malaysia's transport minister says an investigation into how a Malaysian airliner came to crash into the Indian Ocean far off course cannot go further until wreckage and its black boxes are found. Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai is in Australia on Thursday to sign a cost-sharing... more »
  • Bodies found in water off South Florida coast Play Video

    August 25, 2014 7:44 AM

    HOLLYWOOD, FL - Officials are still trying to determine the identities of four men whose bodies were found floating off the South Florida coastline. The bodies were discovered Sunday off Hollywood Beach. The remains were taken to the Broward County medical examiner's office and the Broward Sheriff's Office has joined... more »
  • Hundreds visit La. job-matching site

    August 20, 2014 6:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say more than 700 job seekers visited the Louisiana's new online service for matching employers' needs with workers' skills. On Monday, LouisianaJobConnection.com became available for the first time to job applicants. By that time, LJC Executive Director Kristi Barnett Williams says more than 600 employers... more »
  • Dutch officials halt search for Ukraine victims

    August 6, 2014 12:36 PM

    AMSTERDAM - The Netherlands' prime minister has called a halt to the search for remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine, saying it is too dangerous to continue. At a press conference in The Hague, Mark Rutte praised the effort of the recovery mission so... more »
  • Australia focuses on both Malaysian jet disasters

    July 23, 2014 1:57 AM

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia says the hunt for the Malaysian airliner that vanished off the Australian coast continues uninterrupted despite the top search official shifting his attention to recovering bodies from the Ukraine air disaster. Angus Houston heads Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Center, which oversees the search for Malaysia Airlines... 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 »
  • Family begs for tips in missing child case Play Video

    July 4, 2014 11:35 PM

    CONVENT- Family members of a missing 12-year-old hope a reward will help increase tips related to the search for the child. Talaija Dosey has been missing since Tuesday morning. Saturday begins the fifth day of searching, an effort that has turned up little else than a slipper and an... more »
  • Tips on car sought in search for missing girl Play Video

    July 4, 2014 12:14 PM

    VACHERIE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help identifying a car that investigators believe may have something to do with a young girl's disappearance from St. James Parish this week. The St. James Parish Sheriff's Office released a new flyer Friday in the search for 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey.... more »

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