June 18, 2013 8:42 PM
BATON ROUGE- Deputies are looking for a woman who, it appears, couldn't hold her temper, and made some outlandish remarks at a stop light.
A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Crystal Renee Price, 25, got out of her car on Greenwell Street at Silverleaf,... more »
June 18, 2013 8:06 AM
WASHINGTON - The White House is reporting progress on President Obama's initiatives to reduce gun violence, but says the most important step would be getting a reluctant Congress to pass new firearms laws. Vice President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that the administration has completed or significantly advanced 21 of the... more »
June 16, 2013 12:16 PM
BAGHDAD - A string of apparently coordinated bombings and a shooting across Iraq has killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens more. Most of today's car bombs hit Shiite-majority areas and caused most of the casualties. The blasts hit half a dozen cities and towns in the south and... more »
June 7, 2013 10:32 PM
BATON ROUGE- A mistake led to an accused killer getting out of jail when he was not supposed to be free.
Cardale Green turned himself in Friday after being on the streets for a day.
The district attorney's office said a court clerk mixed up paperwork with a... more »
June 6, 2013 10:29 PM
BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies responded to a shooting at an apartment complex near the intersection of Reiger Road and Siegen late Thursday night.
The victim said he was shot by "another man for no reason and ran," a department spokesperson said.
A suspect has not been developed.
... more »
June 4, 2013 10:34 PM
BATON ROUGE- One person was transported to an area hospital with injuries from gunshots late Tuesday night.
Police responded to the victim at the corner of Gus Young Ave. and North Acadian. He was inside a car, according to reports. The shooting likely happened on a different street a... more »
May 24, 2013 11:16 AM
BATON ROUGE - A recent national study says Louisiana has the highest rate of gun violence in the nation and the weakest gun safety laws. But state lawmakers are moving to expand the already permissive laws. According to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a nonprofit group that tracks... more »
May 18, 2013 10:48 AM
BAGHDAD - Police officials say gunmen have kidnapped eight Iraqi policemen who were guarding a post on the main highway to Jordan and Syria. Two officials say the abductions happened Saturday on the desert road west of Baghdad. Violence has spiked in Iraq in recent days, with bombings and other... more »
May 5, 2013 2:04 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The White House says it is "horrified" by reports that more than 100 people were executed Thursday in a western Syrian town. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says those responsible for serious human rights and international law violations must be held accountable. The State Department has cited... more »
May 5, 2013 11:04 AM
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania - A woman died and 44 people were seriously wounded when a bomb exploded in a Roman Catholic church in northern Tanzania, a Tanzanian police official said Sunday. The woman died in hospital as a result of the bombing in the Arusha church just before Mass, which was... more »
May 4, 2013 4:50 PM
YOLA, Nigeria - Police say at least 39 people have been killed in ethnic violence in a rural town in Nigeria. The attack happened Friday in Wukari, a town in Nigeria's Taraba state. A state health official and residents said Saturday that others were also injured in the violence that... more »
May 1, 2013 10:21 AM
NEW YORK - Violence has shown no signs of disappearing from prime-time television. A study of nearly 400 prime-time scripted programs finds that even in the sensitive period directly following the Connecticut school shooting, there were plenty of shootings, stabbings and beat-downs on TV. Violence was seen in nearly half... more »
April 25, 2013 10:34 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man was taken to the hospital after he was shot multiple times late Thursday night.
Police said the shooting happened in the 5200 block of Clayton Street.
The victim's name has not been released. Police did not have an update on the man's condition.
... more »
April 24, 2013 10:18 PM
BATON ROUGE- At least one person was shot, and authorities from two parishes are investigating what happened, after a car sped into East Baton Rouge Parish from West Baton Rouge.
Authorities said the incident began at the Wal-Mart in Port Allen where someone was shot. The victim was driven... more »
April 19, 2013 3:39 PM
TRENTON, N.J. - Gov. Chris Christie has announced a multi-faceted plan to curb gun violence. The proposal calls for expanding government-funded mental health treatment, requiring parental sign-off before minors can buy or rent violent video games and mandating would-be gun owners show government-issued IDs. The New Jersey governor also recommended... more »
April 15, 2013 9:14 AM
HARTFORD, Conn. - The parents of a 6-year-old girl killed in the Newtown school shooting are seeking answers about what could lead a person to commit such violence. Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel on Monday announced a scientific advisory board for the Avielle Foundation, which was established with the goal... more »
April 11, 2013 8:17 AM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities have released new details about a domestic dispute that left two people dead, including the alleged shooter.
According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 48-year-old William Benham shot his wife and stepdaughter, before turning the gun on himself.
Deputies say they received a... more »
March 28, 2013 8:55 AM
NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office has submitted a school crisis response plan to the school board outlining new security recommendations to better protect the district's five campuses. Sheriff Bud Torres also handed the board a proposal on Wednesday to spend about $120,000 a year to hire... more »
February 27, 2013 5:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities in Baton Rouge received more than a million dollars in federal grant money to help fight crime with the BRAVE program.
About $200,000 of the $1.49 million grant will go to the Healing Place Church Dreamcenter. It's located in the 70805 zip code, which is... more »
February 26, 2013 5:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - Students and community members marched together at Southern University tonight in a show of solidarity against violence in the city.
Southern University's Black History Club, Criminal Justice Club, NCAAP and Student Government Association hosted the "Stop the Violence March."
The march comes one year after... more »
February 20, 2013 10:39 AM
BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers held a public meeting today in Baton Rouge to discuss links between mental health and recent gun massacres.
The goal of the symposium is to find possible solutions to get mental health treatment for those who need it most.
The speakers include Congressman Bill... more »
February 20, 2013 7:41 AM
BATON ROUGE - A state lawmaker is seeking ideas from educators and parents about ways to improve school safety. Covington Rep. John Schroder leads the House homeland security committee.
He's asking people to send their comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Schroder's committee held a hearing to get suggestions from state education... more »
February 15, 2013 5:25 PM
CHICAGO - President Barack Obama says that every four months, his hometown of Chicago suffers the loss of as many children as were killed in the Connecticut elementary school shooting. Obama says gun violence is taking too many children's lives, not just in mass shootings like the one in Newtown,... more »
February 4, 2013 7:38 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is seeking to rally support from the public and the law enforcement community for his calls to ban assault weapons and require universal background checks for gun buyers. Obama is pitching his anti-gun violence agenda Monday in Minnesota, a Democratic-leaning state where officials have been... more »
January 29, 2013 2:46 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The superintendent of Louisiana State Police is in Washington for meetings on gun violence. Col. Mike Edmonson said Tuesday his itinerary this week included conversations with police chiefs who have had to deal with three mass-shootings: the shootings at a Colorado movie theater where 12 died; the... more »
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 »
January 25, 2013 4:40 PM
BOSTON - A national movie theater chain has removed a video shooting game from a lobby after a moviegoer complained in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. National Amusements is based in Norwood, Mass. It removed the game from a complex in Yonkers, N.Y. A company executive... more »
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 »
January 21, 2013 4:22 PM
BATON ROUGE- On a day when many people are remembering the messages of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., some say his lessons about peace are being lost in Baton Rouge's violence.
The East Baton Rouge Parish murder count rose to eight over the weekend. It keeps pace with last... more »
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 »
January 16, 2013 4:21 PM
NEW YORK - The sweeping proposals from President Barack Obama today for curbing gun violence put little of the focus on movies, TV and video games. The White House pressed most forcefully for Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons like the ones used in... more »
January 16, 2013 11:18 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is taking 23 executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence that don't require congressional action, including measures to encourage schools to hire police officers, increase research on gun violence and improve efforts to prosecute gun crime.
The executive actions are part of an overarching... more »
January 16, 2013 11:03 AM
WASHINGTON - Even as he uses his executive powers to enact 23 measures that don't require the approval of Congress, President Barack Obama says there's only so much he can do to reduce gun violence unless lawmakers act. He says that's what it will take to make a "real and... more »
January 16, 2013 10:56 AM
WASHINGTON - The White House says a National Rifle Association video referencing President Barack Obama's daughters is "repugnant and cowardly." Obama spokesman Jay Carney says most Americans agree that a president's children should not be used as "pawns in a political fight." Carney was referring to an online video from... more »
January 16, 2013 10:20 AM
WASHINGTON - Families of the victims of last month's shooting attack at a Connecticut elementary school have been invited to the White House today to see President Barack Obama outline an effort aimed at reducing gun violence. Obama's ideas include bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines --... more »
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 »
January 16, 2013 4:13 AM
ST. LOUIS - Police say a part-time student walked into a business school in downtown St. Louis and shot an administrator in the chest before shooting himself.
Police Chief Sam Dotson said the shooting happened about 2 p.m. Tuesday. The administrator was a man in his 40s who was... more »
January 15, 2013 2:07 PM
West Hollywood, Calif. - Actor Edward Furlong remains jailed after being arrested Sunday on suspicion of domestic violence and for an outstanding felony warrant. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Furlong was arrested in West Hollywood on suspicion of domestic violence battery. It is one of several cases the... more »
January 15, 2013 1:05 PM
WASHINGTON - Just a little more than a month since the Connecticut school massacre, President Barack Obama tomorrow will be unveiling his proposals to fight gun violence. The White House says he and Vice President Joe Biden will be joined by children who wrote the president letters after the Newtown... more »
January 10, 2013 7:30 AM
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is meeting with the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights groups as officials look for ways to curb violence linked to guns.
Vice President Joe Biden is leading an administration-wide review of gun safety laws, vowing urgent action in the wake of last month's... more »
January 9, 2013 10:55 AM
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden is hearing personal stories of gun violence from representatives of victims groups and gun-safety organizations as he works on the Obama administration's response to the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Biden's meeting Wednesday is part of a series he's holding this week to... more »
January 3, 2013 4:24 PM
BATON ROUGE- The district attorney plans to seek the death penalty in the case against Devon Terrell Livous. Livous is accused of killing Raolatu Alowonle and shooting her 11-year-old niece in the leg on Ryder Drive in July.
Prosecutors allege that Livous knew opening fire on the two women... more »
January 1, 2013 4:27 PM
TAMOUN, West Bank - An arrest raid by undercover Israeli soldiers disguised as vegetable vendors ignited rare clashes in the northern West Bank and has left 10 Palestinians wounded. Israeli army raids into Palestinian areas to seize activists and militants are fairly common. The raids are normally coordinated with Palestinian... more »
December 31, 2012 5:29 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - A neighborhood is rallying to clean up their neighborhood after a 13-year-old is killed by gunshot.
Christian Crain was shot in the head by his friend. The 14-year-old confessed to smoking marijuana and accidentally shooting Crain.
Neighbors say this was an accident that could have been... more »
December 26, 2012 6:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested a 34-year-old woman accused of punching a blind woman for whom she was working as a caretaker.
According to an arrest affidavit, the victim told police she went to her sister's house late Monday to tell her how poorly Danea Patterson... more »
December 20, 2012 4:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - There were shots of a different kind after a Baton Rouge basketball game Wednesday night.
BREC Communications Officer Cheryl Michelet says a park ranger was at Kernan Park when a fight broke out. The unarmed ranger attempted to break up the fight.
Residents in the... more »
December 19, 2012 11:22 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is asking a team led by Vice President Joe Biden to offer "concrete proposals" to curb gun violence no later than January, in the aftermath of the horrific massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. Obama says after he receives recommendations from Biden's group, he will... more »
December 10, 2012 12:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he stabbed his girlfriend overnight.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said police arrested Mark Turner, 48, in suspicion of killing 30-year-old Shalonda Green.
Stubbs said Turner and Green were arguing inside her residence when Turner stabbed Green around... more »
December 5, 2012 10:47 AM
NEW YORK - Bob Costas isn't backing down from his halftime comments on gun violence, but he wishes he had more time. The NBC sportscaster gave interviews Tuesday to Dan Patrick and Lawrence O'Donnell about his Sunday-night halftime commentary following Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher's murder of his girlfriend... more »
November 15, 2012 4:38 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans trombonist Glen David Andrews has pleaded guilty to domestic violence by strangulation and aggravated assault. The Times-Picayune reports the 32-year-old Andrews entered the plea Thursday to charges stemming from physical confrontations in April and May involving a 33-year-old woman the musician dated on and off.... more »
October 31, 2012 7:23 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison on an attempted first-degree murder charge and for taking part in a pattern of criminal street-gang activity that included the November 2010 shooting injury of a good Samaritan.
On Tuesday, state District Judge Don... more »
October 22, 2012 6:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore welcomed a team from Wisconsin to explain how they have managed to decrease their homicide rate by 50 percent in crime-ridden areas.
Investigators from all local agencies listened as Dr. Mallory O'Brien explained how their system works.
... more »
September 27, 2012 12:41 PM
LOS ANGELES - An actress who appeared in an anti-Muslim movie trailer that sparked violence in the Middle East has filed a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles against the filmmaker and YouTube to have the clip taken down. The complaint filed Wednesday by Cindy Lee Garcia cites copyright infringement and... more »
September 25, 2012 11:54 AM
UNITED NATIONS - President Barack Obama is condemning an anti-Muslim film and the violence in the Middle East that has followed its release, saying there is "no speech that justifies mindless violence." Obama says in a speech Tuesday before the U.N. General Assembly that "there are no words that excuse... more »
September 14, 2012 8:51 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan - Hundreds of Afghans - some shouting "Death to America" - have held a protest against an anti-Islam film in the eastern city of Jalalabad.
The film depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and a madman.
Since it surfaced on the Internet, it... more »
August 24, 2012 5:40 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man is recovering from a shooting after someone shot him through a wall while he slept.
It happened early Friday morning on Hollywood Street near I-110. The man's stepson says the victim saved his wife's life by switching sides of the bed, just minutes before the... more »
August 23, 2012 10:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- A city police officer is recovering after he was attacked, off duty by a group of guys.
Austin Roussel was arrested and investigators believe three to five others were involved in the attack.
According to police, the officer identified himself as a member of law enforcement... more »
August 21, 2012 10:17 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police and other emergency responders are on the scene of a shooting near the same area where a man was shot and killed Tuesday morning.
Sources report as many as two people were shot on Convention Street near 14th.
Earlier in the day, Deon Kinchen was... more »
August 15, 2012 9:00 AM
PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish School Board has revised the district's Zero Tolerance Violence Prevention Program.
The changes will impose stiffer penalties on students who get involved in fights on school grounds.
The original zero tolerance policy, adopted in 1996, required students caught fighting on campus to attend... more »
August 13, 2012 1:24 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M University says a shooter has been taken into custody near its campus in College Station. The university issued a warning on its website just before 12:30 p.m. Monday warning of an active shooter near the campus football stadium, Kyle Field. The warning tells... more »
July 27, 2012 5:50 PM
BATON ROUGE- After four people were shot, two fatally, in the Old South Baton Rouge neighborhood, residents are on edge and keeping an eye out for their own safety.
"When crime comes multiple times, yeah you will stay in and you will be vigilant on where you need to... more »
June 21, 2012 11:51 PM
BATON ROUGE- A program aimed at curbing violence in Baton Rouge's roughest neighborhood is through it's first week.
BRAVE, also known as Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination, contains six officers dedicated to bettering the relationship between police and people, in order to change the city's culture of violence.
... more »
May 28, 2012 11:45 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man shot and killed his stepdaughter before shooting himself.
According to police, David Robinson, 57, was arguing with his wife about the two getting a divorce. He tried to use the family computer and couldn't get access to it because his stepdaughter changed the password.
... more »
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 »
May 16, 2012 10:01 AM
NEW ROADS - Many in New Roads are concerned after a shooting at a party left two men injured.
Though officials say the men will be ok, many in the community want to put a stop to the violence before it escalates.
The city hasn't had any murders... more »
January 1, 2012 10:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - It's a new year, but the violence continues in the capital city after police were called out to a shooting just before 5:00 this morning.
Police arrived at 1900 69th Avenue to find a man suffering from a gunshot wound.
EMS brought the man to... more »
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 »
November 25, 2011 1:23 PM
UNDATED - Authorities say there's more than pushing and shoving going on as the holiday shopping gets under way.
Los Angeles police are looking for a woman who used pepper spray to keep rival shoppers away from merchandise she wanted last night. Twenty people suffered minor injuries after being... more »
November 16, 2011 12:40 PM
BERLIN - Facebook says it is on top of a wave of spam appearing on users' pages with graphic pictures depicting sex and violence, but is asking people to remain vigilant in safeguarding their accounts.
Facebook in Germany said in a statement Wednesday that the recent attack tricked users... more »
September 29, 2011 12:08 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S.-led coalition forces fighting militants in Afghanistan have released new data they claim as evidence that violence is trending downward in their favor.
However, the United Nations released its own report a day earlier saying that the monthly average of violence was significantly higher than last... more »
September 12, 2011 5:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said just three days before Courtney Williams was accused of shooting and killing three women and injuring another man, authorities issued a warrant for his arrest on kidnapping charges.
Williams turned himself in Sunday to investigators in connection with the shooting Saturday afternoon in the... more »
August 5, 2011 5:57 PM
BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police say there has been an increase in violence in the Mohican Prescott Crossover area.
Detectives say 24 year old Michael Williams was chased by a group and gunned down in an apartment complex parking lot. It is the fourth murder in this part of... more »
August 2, 2011 5:45 PM
BATON ROUGE- School security officers, teachers and principals got a crash course in how to spot gang signs in Baton Rouge.
The Attorney General's Office provides the training so school personnel can identify different signs, symbols and names used by youth gangs.
Sandra Ezell Smith, School Safety Trainer... more »
July 29, 2011 5:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - Days after an 18-year-old woman was nearly beaten to death on Earl Gros Avenue in Tigerland, students are worried.
Baton Rouge Police said patrols will increase in light of the recent crimes. Sgt. Don Stone attributes the increase to many factors including landlord neglect.
"They... more »
July 27, 2011 3:39 AM
WASHINGTON- The Obama administration says Osama bin Laden's death has raised the risk of anti-American violence worldwide. The State Department said in a global travel warning Tuesday that Americans should take precaution and maintain vigilance about terrorist threats, demonstrations and the possibility of violence against U.S. citizens. It said al-Qaida... more »
March 14, 2011 3:04 PM
PORT ALLEN - An apparent incident of domestic violence in Port Allen has left one woman in the hospital and the man suspected of shooting her in police custody.
Chief Frederick Smith said Lennet Little, 35, was arrested in suspicion of aggravated burglary and attempted first-degree murder.
Smith... more »
February 25, 2011 2:29 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House says the U.S. is moving forward with plans to impose unilateral sanctions on Libya in response to violence there.
Obama spokesman Jay Carney says the U.S. is finalizing that process Friday. He says the U.S. is also working with European partners on additional sanctions... more »
February 22, 2011 5:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - Tears, hugs and words of encourage were all part a memorial service on the Southern University campus for the victim of a shooting this past weekend.
Students gathered to remember Ferdinand Dorsey, Jr. Dorsey, a 26-year old student from New Orleans, was gunned down Monday night.... more »
January 28, 2011 4:36 PM
CAIRO - Embattled President Hosni Mubarak says he has asked his Cabinet to resign in his first appearance on television since protests erupted demanding his ouster. He says he will press ahead with social, economic and political reforms. He calls anti-government protests part of plot to destabilize Egypt and destroy... more »
January 28, 2011 2:00 PM
WASHINGTON - The State Department is urging Americans to defer any non-essential travel to Egypt because of the large anti-government protests and warning U.S. citizens already in the country to stay put until the situation stabilizes. In a travel alert issued on Friday, the department said the situation in the... more »
November 12, 2010 10:22 AM
PONCHATOULA- A man is arrested in Tangipahoa Parish after a violent encounter and scuffle with a deputy at Julia Weathersby.
Julius Glass, 31, is charged with disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, violent battery on an officer, and resisting arrest from an officer with violence or battery.
The deputy... more »
October 26, 2010 8:58 PM
Police Chief Jeff LeDuff hasn't had the smoothest ride, but it's probably fair to say there will be a lot of expectations placed on his successor before that person even gets the job.
Amid a memorable career, which included being named Police Officer of the Year in the early... more »
October 25, 2010 5:29 PM
Louisiana is four times above the national average when it comes to domestic abuse incidences and domestic violence related murders. Meanwhile, women's shelters statewide are facing serious budget cuts.
Calls to Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center keep coming in, but money to provide help to abused women doesn’t.... more »
October 25, 2010 5:27 PM
Nearly two weeks after an unprecedented crime effort was announced to fight violence on the streets of Baton Rouge, some are questioning whether that announcement was a publicity stunt. It comes after a violent weekend in Baton Rouge left two people dead and four others recovering from gunshot wounds.
... more »