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  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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