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  • Damsel in Defense equips women for self-defense Play Video

    September 12, 2014 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Renee Donaldson from Damsel in Defense visited the studio this evening to talk about the company's assortment of self-defense products designed specifically to suit the needs of women. The company was founded three years ago by two young mothers who were victims of attacks when they... more »
  • Coroner: man drowned while running from police

    April 14, 2014 2:36 PM

    GONZALES- The Ascension Parish coroner said a man who died while running from police last week was not shocked by a stun gun, despite what the man's family told WBRZ News 2 after the incident. Jerrick Lane, 25, dove into a canal and never resurfaced a week ago. Police... more »
  • Police: Stun gun not used on man who drowned Play Video

    April 9, 2014 5:57 PM

    GONZALES - Police are standing firm that no stun gun was fired when they chased Jerrick Lane, 25, during a domestic disturbance call on Abe Avenue Tuesday night. Gonzales Police were responding to a call that Jerrick Lane had a gun and was harassing a woman. When the officer... more »
  • iPhone case packs electrifying punch Play Video

    February 28, 2013 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new iPhone case is packing more than just protection for your phone. The Yellow Jacket Smartphone Stun Case, created by Sean Simone and Seth Froom, packs a stun gun into an iPhone case as well as an extra charge for your phone. "There are... more »
  • Small companies use crowdsourcing to raise big bucks Play Video

    January 30, 2013 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local video game company is hoping to fund its latest project using crowdsourcing and the internet. Pixel Dash Studios is currently working on their latest game, "Road Redemption," and hopes to raise six figures to fund the development of their game using the website Kickstarter, which... more »
  • Police: Ohio kin spat spills human ashes from urn

    January 22, 2013 12:43 PM

    LORAIN, Ohio - An Ohio man has been accused of bashing his brother over the head with a cremation urn, breaking the urn and creating a cloud of human ashes. Police say officers responding to a domestic-violence report in Lorain on Friday saw Joel Perez threaten to kill his brother... more »
  • 'ZOMBIE' vanity plate leads to Pa. stun gun arrest

    June 12, 2012 12:55 PM

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman who allegedly hit a man with a stun gun during a pedestrian hit-and-run was arrested after police say her vanity license plate made her easy to track down. Allentown police say Yardley Joy Frantz was promptly arrested Friday after witnesses spotted her "ZOMBIE" license... more »
  • Cocaine Not Stun Gun Lead to Death

    April 26, 2012 8:18 AM

    Shots from a stun gun did not kill a Donaldsonville man in February. According to the Ascension Parish coroner 30-year-old Charmin Bennett died as a result of the cocaine in his system. Bennett's death certificate lists "excited delirum due to acute cocaine toxicity," as the cause of death. more »
  • Police: Mumbling suspect had a mouth full of crack

    February 14, 2012 12:26 PM

    AMBRIDGE, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania man is jailed on drug charges because police say something other than a confession came out of his mouth when he was hit with a stun gun. The Beaver County Times reports Tuesday that 56-year-old Frank Lee Turner was mumbling when Ambridge police stopped... more »
  • Suspect dies following narcotics stop

    December 24, 2011 11:19 AM

    HOUMA, La - Authorities say Houma man has died after police shocked him with a stun gun when he was trying to swallow drugs. Terrebonne Sheriff's Office officials tell The Courier that a narcotics officer used a stun gun to subdue 27-year-old Wayne Michael Williams. Agents allegedly saw Williams exchange... more »
  • Georgia teen held in great-grandmother's sword death

    August 16, 2011 11:22 AM

    DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Authorities in west Georgia say a 14-year-old is in custody after his 77-year-old great-grandmother was stabbed to death with a sword and his grandmother was wounded. Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller says officers arrived at the home Monday afternoon and found the grandmother, who is in... more »
  • EBRSO: Student arrested after bringing stun gun to school

    April 19, 2011 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 16-year-old was arrested this morning after officials said he had brought a weapon to Tara High in Baton Rouge, and was told to report to the alternative school but didn't. Major Lawrence McLeary said EBR Sheriff's deputies arrested the student after he was found today... more »
  • Lafayette cops release video of stun gun incident

    October 7, 2010 2:31 PM

    Update: Click video tab above image to watch the incident. Courtesy of KATC. Lafayette police have released dashboard camera video of the arrest which ended with the death of a 28-year-old man after police used a stun gun on him. The video shows Javon Rakestrau reaching into a pocket... more »
  • Trial postponed in Taser death case

    August 19, 2010 5:01 AM

    The trial has been postponed for a former Louisiana police officer accused of repeatedly jolting a handcuffed man with a stun gun before he died. In January 2008, former Winnfield police officer Scott Nugent allegedly shocked 21-year-old Baron Pikes nine times with a 50,000-volt Taser while arresting him. Pikes' death... more »
  • Man dies after shock by police stun gun

    August 4, 2010 7:02 AM

    Houma police say they're waiting for results of an autopsy on a 49-year-old man who died after being shocked by a stun gun while fighting officers. Chief Todd Duplantis tells The Courier that the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office is performing the autopsy on Dennis C. Sandras of Galliano, who died... more »
  • No racial slurs on taser video

    February 4, 2010 3:15 PM

    Winn Parish District Attorney R. Chris Nevils on Thursday disputed a report that a racial slur can be heard on the tape made by former Winnfield Police Officer Scott Nugent, who is awaiting a trial on manslaughter and malfeasance in office charges. Nugent is accused in the death of... more »

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