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  • Manhunt over, three in custody Play Video

    August 18, 2017 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A large police presence slowed traffic south of LSU Friday morning as authorities searched for suspects in wooded areas. The search was focused mostly on brush near the intersection of W. Lee and Nicholson. Authorities were using officers on foot, K9s and a helicopter. It... more »
  • 13-year-old dead after falling into Livingston waterway Play Video

    August 1, 2017 10:42 PM

    PORT VINCENT - Authorities have identified the body pulled from Gray's Creek Tuesday evening. The Port Vincent Police Department says 13-year-old Jarrett Varnado was swimming in the waterway when he disappeared below the surface and didn't resurface. Multiple agencies were called to the scene where his body was... more »
  • Federal appeals court upholds Google trademark

    May 16, 2017 6:24 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit that aimed to cancel Google's trademark by arguing that "google" is now synonymous with searching the internet. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday it was not enough to show that people use the verb "google" generically... more »
  • Police arrest man who broke out of patrol car Play Video

    April 27, 2017 3:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The Denham Springs Police Department arrested a man who escaped from the back of a patrol car Thursday afternoon. The search for Nicholas Allen began around 2 p.m. According to the police department, officers were serving a warrant at America's Best Value Inn off of Range... more »
  • Law enforcement activity reported around wooded area of Burbank

    March 17, 2017 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A helicopter and ground deputies circled a wooded area along Burbank Friday during the morning rush, startling drivers who passed by. A search of some sort was happening in a wooded area between Burbank Drive and Nicholson Drive around South Kenilworth Parkway and Ben Hur Road.... more »
  • STPSO arrest suspect in Covington stabbing

    March 8, 2017 3:27 PM

    COVINGTON - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force have arrested a man wanted for allegedly stabbing a man following an argument Tuesday. Deputies responded to the stabbing at the victim's home on Narrow Road around 2:30 p.m. During the investigation, witnesses told... more »
  • Families aim to raise $50 million to search for Flight 370

    March 4, 2017 11:18 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The families of those onboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have launched efforts to raise at least $50 million to fund a private search as they mark the third anniversary of the plane's disappearance. The nearly three-year search in the southern Indian Ocean was suspended Jan.... more »
  • 60 pounds of marijuana seized in Livingston drug bust Play Video

    February 27, 2017 4:46 PM

    LIVINGSTON – The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office executed a drug-related search warrant that led to the seizure of 60 pounds of marijuana. On Feb. 27 around midnight, the sheriff's office narcotics division with the assistance of the sheriff's office uniform patrol executed the search at a home in the... more »
  • Mississippi authorities look for murder, assault suspect

    February 25, 2017 7:11 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi authorities have launched a nationwide search for a man wanted for murder and aggravated assault. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain says the suspect, 28-year-old Alex Bridges Deaton, is the boyfriend of 30-year-old Heather Robinson, who was found dead at the Vineyards Apartments. Her car,... more »
  • Court: Police with warrant can view private Twitter messages

    February 3, 2017 9:58 AM

    TRENTON, N.J. - A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that law enforcement agencies can view private messages and tweets from private accounts on Twitter if they get a warrant. The court on Thursday ruled in favor of Essex County prosecutors who attempted to access video posts from two Twitter... more »
  • Coast Guard suspends search for motorcyclist who fell off Causeway Bridge

    December 12, 2016 11:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man who fell into Lake Ponchartrain from the Causeway Bridge following a motorcycle accident. The search was suspended on Sunday around 8 p.m. for the 35-year-old man. The Coast Guard and local agencies searched for 125 nautical... more »
  • Deputies searching for burglar of home near Westminister subdivision

    October 24, 2016 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are searching for a man wanted for burglarizing a home near the Westminister subdivision. According to the sheriff's office, the man was burglarizing the house when the occupant came home and caught the man in the act. The... more »
  • Police searching for 13-year-old girl possibly in danger

    October 20, 2016 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police detectives are asking for the public's assistance in searching for a missing 13-year-old girl. According to police, Mary Woolfolk was reported missing Oct. 16 and last seen in the 5800 block of Prescott Road. Police say that it is believed that she is... more »
  • Northwestern State leader recommended as UL System president

    October 3, 2016 8:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The search committee looking for a new president for the University of Louisiana System has recommended one candidate to the full board for consideration. James Henderson, president of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, was the only person submitted by the application review committee to the full board... more »
  • 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 »

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