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  • Silent march through downtown Chicago marks year of violence

    December 31, 2016 3:25 PM

    CHICAGO - Hundreds are marching silently along Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago and are carrying crosses for each person slain in the city this year. The crosses, made by a suburban Chicago man, have the names of a homicide victim. Authorities say there have been more than 760 people killed... more »
  • $13.3M settlement in Katrina police shootings

    December 19, 2016 2:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' mayor has announced $13.3 million in settlements of lawsuits over deadly police shootings after Hurricane Katrina and a fatal beating just before the 2005 storm. At a Monday afternoon news conference, Mayor Mitch Landrieu also apologized to the victims' families and said he hopes their... more »
  • 2 dead, 4 injured in 4 overnight shootings in New Orleans

    August 4, 2016 9:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police are investigating four separate shootings that happened overnight in the New Orleans area, leaving two men dead and another four injured. WWL-TV reports officers responded to a call at the corner of Frenchman and Sere streets at around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators say the victims... more »
  • NYPD buys new vests, helmets in wake of Baton Rouge shooting

    July 25, 2016 6:31 PM

    NEW YORK - One of the nation’s largest and most illustrious police forces has some new equipment to work with in the wake of shootings in Baton Rouge and Dallas. The new equipment, which includes bulletproof vests and military grade protective helmets, comes at a cost of more than... more »
  • Police shootings touch nerve among military veterans

    July 20, 2016 10:54 AM

    SAN DIEGO - Back-to-back attacks on police in Texas and Louisiana by former military men have struck a nerve among veterans who traditionally share a close bond with law enforcement. Veterans and active-duty troops started posting messages on social media almost immediately after the news broke last weekend that a... more »
  • Jay Z releases song following police shootings of black men

    July 8, 2016 9:22 AM

    Jay Z has released an emotional new song in response to this week's fatal police shootings of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. On "spiritual," Jay Z raps, "Got my hands in the air, in despair, don't shoot, I just want to do good." In a statement accompanying the... more »
  • Shooting deaths in Lafayette doubled in 2015

    January 11, 2016 11:15 AM

    LAFAYETTE - In 2015, 17 people lost their lives in Lafayette in shootings. Shootings made up the bulk of the 20 homicides investigated by Lafayette Police in 2015. Not included in that number is a death ruled justifiable homicide. It occurred Nov. 27 when a woman shot and killed Mauricio... more »
  • 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 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 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 »

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