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  • FBI to collect better data on police shootings, use of force

    September 28, 2015 11:40 AM

    WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey says the agency will collect and make public more information about police shootings of civilians. Comey on Monday said the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Reporting program, which releases information on crimes nationwide, will begin collecting data about non-fatal shootings involving local law officers. He... more »
  • Police questioning 2 people in Ariz. freeway shootings

    September 11, 2015 2:04 PM

    PHOENIX, Ariz. - Authorities are questioning two people in a string of freeway shootings that have rattled Phoenix over the past two weeks. Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves confirms the people are being questioning but doesn't have additional details. Police on Friday were at a... 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 »
  • Eleven shootings in two days in Baltimore

    August 2, 2015 2:33 PM

    BALTIMORE - On the heels of the most deadly month in 43 years, Baltimore saw 11 shootings, two of them fatal, in the first two days of August, including an incident in which seven people were shot. That incident occurred Sunday in northwest Baltimore. Acting Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said... more »
  • 4 people shot in 3 Maine communities; gunman sought

    July 17, 2015 12:40 PM

    BENEDICTA, ME - State police say they're searching for a gunman in a stolen logging truck following the shootings of four people in three different communities in northern Maine. Steve McCausland of the Maine Department of Public Safety said Friday that four people were shot overnight in the towns of... more »
  • Waco shooting - biker protest

    June 7, 2015 6:45 PM

    WACO, Texas- Several hundred bikers have protested outside a courthouse in Waco over the continued jailing of more than 100 bikers, friends and family members three weeks after a deadly shootout at a restaurant. Bikers proclaimed their constitutional rights and held signs Sunday outside the McLennan County courthouse. The protest... more »
  • Residents concerned about worsening crime in Donaldsonville check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 12, 2015 6:31 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - People who live in Donaldsonville said they're concerned about a recent uptick in crime. "We've had shootings. They have shootings everywhere, but not like that. And the reason being for those shootings is unexplainable," said James Lightfoot, who has lived in the town all his life. ... more »
  • More people looking for home security following violent week check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 4, 2015 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a violent few days in the Capital City, some people are turning to home security systems for extra safety. Custom Security Systems told WBRZ, there was a surge in customers looking for equipment Wednesday after a home invasion Tuesday morning. Following the attack where a... more »
  • New Orleans police: 2 killed, including girl, 8, in shooting

    March 3, 2015 10:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 25-year-old woman and her 8-year-old daughter have died in a shooting in eastern New Orleans. Police says the shooting occurred at the dead woman's home around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Officer Hilal Williams says officers found a 25-year-old woman inside the home suffering from multiple... more »
  • Dozens rally on Capitol steps for change

    December 7, 2014 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Cries for justice on the steps of the Capitol were loud and clear. Dozens of people rallied together in a united cause to bring about change and awareness. The group that organized the rally is Baton Rouge Organizing. The "I Can't Breathe" event was... more »
  • Pres. Obama condemns Canada shooting, offers help

    October 22, 2014 2:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has condemned deadly shootings in Canada as "outrageous attacks" and has offered to help the U.S. ally with its response. The White House says Obama spoke by telephone Wednesday with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the... more »
  • 2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

    October 22, 2014 10:01 AM

    OTTAWA, Ontario - A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was shot to death by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said. The attack immediately raised... more »
  • 3 shootings in Baton Rouge within 12 hours

    October 2, 2014 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With two separate shootings in the Capital City overnight and another reported Thursday morning, Baton Rouge Police are now investigating three shootings within a 12-hour period. The latest shooting happened this morning around 9 a.m. on Columbus Dunn Drive. Details are limited, but News 2's Jessica... more »
  • New Orleans police: Arrests in weekend shootings

    August 14, 2014 12:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they have arrested two suspects in connection with a weekend drive-by shooting that left two people dead and five injured. Chief Ronal Serpas says 20-year-old Blair Taylor is suspected as the gunman. He was being held Thursday on two counts of first-degree murder... more »
  • Another "person of interest" in Bourbon Street shootings

    July 4, 2014 2:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police in New Orleans have interviewed another "person of interest" caught on video at the scene of last weekend's deadly shooting on Bourbon Street. But so far, no arrests have been made in connection with the gunfire that broke out early Sunday on the famous street of nightspots.... more »
  • Ex-officers who won new trial seek bond

    November 6, 2013 9:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two of the former New Orleans police officers who won a new trial in connection with deadly shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina have asked a federal judge to release them from prison. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt didn't immediately rule on the separate requests for... more »
  • Sheriff: Cabin not purposely burned in firefight

    February 14, 2013 7:09 AM

    LOS ANGELES - The San Bernardino County sheriff says the fire that engulfed the cabin where murder suspect Christopher Dorner barricaded himself was not set on purpose. Sheriff John McMahon says, "we did not intentionally burn down that cabin to get Mr. Dorner out." He says deputies lobbed pyrotechnic tear... more »
  • AP source: Dorner's license found in burned cabin

    February 13, 2013 8:46 AM

    BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - An official briefed on the investigation tells The Associated Press that a wallet with a California driver's license with the name Christopher Dorner has been found in the rubble of a cabin. A charred body was also found inside after a shootout and fire. Authorities... more »
  • Sanity hearing requested in officer's death

    February 6, 2013 7:00 AM

    LAFAYETTE - An attorney for the 48-year-old Charenton man accused of killing a police officer and another man last month says he will seek to have his client examined by a two-doctor sanity commission. Public defender Craig Colwart says Wilbert Thibodeaux "exhibited bizarre behavior" before and after the Jan. 26... more »
  • Chiefs from mass-shooting towns to meet with Obama

    January 28, 2013 7:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will meet with police chiefs from three communities that have experienced mass shootings, part of his administration's push to address gun violence. Obama is drawing attention to the worst shootings of 2012, inviting the police chiefs from: Aurora, Colo., where 12 were killed in July;... more »
  • Fontana, Calif., schools get high-powered rifles

    January 23, 2013 1:03 PM

    FONTANA, Calif. - A Southern California school police force has acquired semiautomatic rifles for officers to bring to campuses under a controversial safety program. Fontana Unified School District police purchased 14 of the Colt 6940 rifles last fall, well before the Connecticut school massacre. The $1,000 rifles were received last... more »
  • Will Obama's order lead to surge in gun research?

    January 17, 2013 3:46 PM

    MILWAUKEE - Researchers say that President Barack Obama's order to encourage use of federal money to study gun violence may help lead to more knowledge about how to prevent firearm injuries and deaths. About 30,000 Americans die from gun violence each year, nearly the same number as from car crashes.... more »
  • Judge asked to delay ex-N.O. cop's trial

    January 17, 2013 3:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has been asked to postpone the retrial of a retired New Orleans police sergeant charged with helping cover up deadly shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt didn't immediately rule on the joint request by lawyers for Gerard Dugue... more »
  • In letters, children ask Obama to change gun laws

    January 16, 2013 8:02 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama will be joined by children who sent letters expressing concern about gun crimes when he announces proposals today to reduce gun violence. The White House shared three of the letters with The Associated Press. Three days after 26 students... more »
  • Payments coming for Colo. theater shooting victims

    November 16, 2012 5:50 PM

    DENVER - A mediator handling the distribution of about $5.3 million in donations to victims of the Colorado theater shootings says disbursement amounts have been finalized. A gunman killed 12 people and injured at least 58 others at an Aurora movie theater July 20. Aurora Victim Relief Fund special master... more »
  • Person of interest in custody in Mich. shootings

    November 6, 2012 9:15 AM

    WIXOM, Mich. - Michigan authorities have taken a person of interest into custody in connection with dozens of shootings across four counties that resulted in at least one injury. Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth tells The Associated Press that authorities executed a search warrant late Monday night in Wixom,... more »
  • EBRSO, UBS team up to honor St. John deputies check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 24, 2012 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A blood drive held today will ultimately help cut hospital costs for St. John Parish Sheriff's deputies injured in two shootings last week. United Blood Services Phlebotomist Maria Irving says the blood will not necessarily be given to deputies Michael Boyington and Jason Triche in the... more »
  • 3 suspects in St. John deputy shootings make plea

    August 24, 2012 2:22 PM

    EDGARD - Three of the suspects connected in the shooting of four St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputies have been arraigned in state court. The parish district attorney's office says Brian Smith, Kyle Joekel and Brittney Keith entered not guilty pleas Friday. Smith and Joekel are both charged... more »
  • Murder charges filed against suspects in deputy shootings

    August 23, 2012 7:20 AM

    LAPLACE -Three suspects accused in last week's deputy shootings face additional charges this morning. Officials signed warrants Wednesday for Brian Lyn Smith, Kyle David Joekel and Brittney Keith. Smith and Joekel both face two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police... more »
  • People turn out to give blood after deputies killed check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 17, 2012 6:31 PM

    LAPLACE - People from around the state gave blood today at the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office in a show of support after four deputies were killed or injured in a pair of shootings. Lt. Tim May with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office was among those officers... more »
  • FBI: Sikh temple shootings motive still unknown

    August 8, 2012 1:11 PM

    MILWAUKEE - The FBI says the motive behind the shootings at a Sikh temple that left six worshippers dead remains unknown but authorities still haven't identified anyone other than the gunman as being responsible. FBI Special Agent in Charge Teresa Carlson also told a Wednesday news conference that investigators determined... more »
  • La. man wanted for shootings arrested in Alabama

    August 2, 2012 2:33 PM

    AMITE, La. - A Hammond man sought in a double shooting in Tangipahoa Parish has been arrested in Huntsville, Ala., the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says. Deputies tell The Advocate that Brandon Francois, 18, was taken into custody Wednesday night on second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder charges in the... more »
  • 2 adults, 1 child killed in New Orleans shootings

    May 30, 2012 3:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A day of sporadic gun violence in New Orleans, including an evening rush-hour shooting near a major thoroughfare, has left two adults and one child dead. The latest police report indicated the child, a girl, was 5 years old. She was among those hit in the rush... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police investigate three shootings check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 18, 2012 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators are trying to pinpoint a motive in two shootings that sent two men to the hospital with life threatening injuries. Around 11:30pm Thursday night, police responded to an apartment complex at 3700 East Brookstown Drive where a man was found lying in the parking lot... more »
  • Suspect arrested in deadly Miss. highway shootings

    May 18, 2012 7:38 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A suspect in two deadly highway shootings in Mississippi is behind bars. Authorities say 28-year-old James Willie will be charged with capital murder, kidnapping, aggravated assault and rape. Earlier this month, two people were found dead either in or near their cars along two highways. Police... more »
  • Travel warning following deadly highway shootings

    May 14, 2012 6:02 PM

    HERNANDO - Mississippi police are keeping many details to themselves of two deadly shootings along Mississippi highways that authorities believe could be at the hands of someone posing as law enforcement who is pulling people over. DeSoto County district attorney John Champion said at a Monday news conference that specifics... more »
  • 11-year-old, two others hurt in BR shootings check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 14, 2012 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two separate shootings in the Scotlandville area wounded three people this weekend. The first shooting happened at Snipe and Somerset just before 8pm. Investigators say a 60-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen and is fighting for her life. An 11-year-old's face was also grazed by those... more »
  • Mom finds 3 people murdered at day care

    April 9, 2012 6:23 PM

    BROOKLYN PARK - Police say a mother who takes her toddler to a home day care in Minnesota discovered three adults shot to death inside. Police in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Park gave new details of the triple slaying early Monday morning. Spokesman Todd Milburn says the woman had... more »
  • Jury finds Va. Tech negligent in '07 shootings

    March 14, 2012 2:33 PM

    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va.- A jury has found Virginia Tech negligent for delaying a campus warning of the first shootings in a 2007 campus massacre that left 33 dead. Jurors returned the verdict Wednesday in a wrongful death civil suit brought by the parents of two students who were killed on April... more »
  • Man dies, others injured in shootings overnight

    March 12, 2012 5:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating two shootings that happened within 4 hours of each other in the Baton Rouge area. The latest happened around 3 a.m. this morning in Mid-City. Officers arrived to the 5500 block of Melrose Blvd. to find two men injured under the carport of... more »
  • Village shootings, American accused

    March 11, 2012 9:39 AM

    KABUL - Afghan and NATO officials say a US service person walked out of a base in southern Afghanistan before dawn today and started shooting Afghan civilians in two villages. Officials said 16 people were killed including women and children. NATO forces have detained the US service person who has... more »
  • Prosecution rests in trial over Katrina shootings

    January 26, 2012 3:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of a retired police sergeant charged with helping to cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. The Times-Picayune reports that the first defense witness for Gerard Dugue's trial was Lance... more »
  • BRPD investigates two morning shootings check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 30, 2011 6:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is dead and three others are injured following two separate early morning shootings in Baton Rouge. Police identified the victim as Wykendrick Kemp, 20, of 4242 Gurney St and say that robbery seems to be the motive. Police responded to a call on... more »
  • Judge acquits cop of stomping victim in Katrina bridge shootings

    October 20, 2011 2:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has overturned portions of a jury's verdict against five current or former police officers convicted of civil rights violations in deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. In his ruling Thursday, U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt said jurors didn't hear... more »
  • Witness in post-Katrina shootings enters prison

    September 30, 2011 2:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former police officer who pleaded guilty to helping cover up deadly police shootings of unarmed New Orleans residents following Hurricane Katrina has begun serving an eight-year prison sentence - although prosecutors hope to get that sentence reduced. The Federal Bureau of Prisons said 34-year-old Michael... more »
  • Man sentenced for lying about Katrina shootings

    September 14, 2011 2:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A man who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about what he saw near a New Orleans bridge where police shot unarmed residents after Hurricane Katrina has been sentenced to 8 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan on Wednesday also sentenced Marion David Ryder... more »
  • Ascension Parish fugitive sought

    August 4, 2011 2:47 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish authorities are searching for a dangerous fugitive in connection with two shootings that occurred in the City of Donaldsonville. Deputies are looking for Larry Earl Miles, 22, of 924 Elizabeth Street in Donaldsonville. The shootings occurred the night of July 3rd in the... more »
  • Prosecution rests in Katrina bridge shootings trial

    July 21, 2011 2:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The prosecution has rested its case in the trial of five current or former police officers charged in deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. A jury heard more than three weeks of testimony before federal prosecutors called their final witness Thursday. ... more »
  • Virginia Tech fined $55K for reponse to shootings

    March 29, 2011 3:15 PM

    RICHMOND, Va.- The U.S. Department of Education has fined Virginia Tech $55,000 for waiting too long to notify students during a 2007 shooting rampage. The amount was the maximum fine Tech faced for two violations of the federal Clery Act, which requires timely reporting of crimes on campus. ... more »
  • Police investigating double murder in Baton Rouge

    February 13, 2011 9:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police are investigating a double murder. It happened Saturday evening in the 4100 block of Mohican-Prescott Crossover. Police identified the victims as Brandon Watson, 30, of Baton Rouge and Calvin Ervin, 46, of Baton Rouge. Both men died at the scene. Police did not... more »
  • Doc 'actually confident' of Giffords recovery

    January 14, 2011 12:00 PM

    TUCSON - The neurosurgeon treating Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said Friday doctors are "actually confident" she's making progress in her recovery. Dr. Michael Lemole said her eyes are opening more frequently and she can carry out more complex sequences of activity in response to commands and on her own. Giffords was... more »
  • Local elected officials weigh in on security after Arizona shootings

    January 10, 2011 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The deadly shootings in Arizona over the weekend, that were targeted at a congresswoman, are raising questions across the country about security for elected officials. Louisiana leaders say there has to be a balance between being safe and being accessible, and answering to the people shouldn't... more »

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