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  • Livingston Parish couple concerned after bold burglar steals several guns Play Video

    May 30, 2017 10:12 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A Livingston Parish couple is shaken up after a man broke into their home and stole several firearms. Marcus Billings says he's reviewed the surveillance video countless times. Marcus and his wife are both concerned after over $2000 worth of their property was stolen in the... more »
  • Colombia pushes back deadline for rebel disarmament

    May 29, 2017 10:03 PM

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's government is pushing back by 20 days the deadline for leftist rebels to turn over their weapons under a peace deal. President Juan Manuel Santos announced the decision in a televised address Monday night, saying it was taken jointly with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia... more »
  • House panel backs call to keep automatic guns away from kids

    May 18, 2017 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Responding to a fatal Arizona gun range accident, Louisiana lawmakers have advanced a measure to keep fully automatic weapons out of the hands of young children. A House criminal justice panel voted 7-6 Thursday for Rep. Barbara Norton's bill to fine, and possibly imprison, people who allow... more »
  • Man wanted for stealing firearms from Livingston Parish home

    May 1, 2017 8:59 PM

    HOLDEN - Detectives with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are seeking a suspect in connection to a home burglary. According to LPSO, the burglary occurred Thursday in the 32000 block of Highway 1036 in Holden. Deputies say the suspect used a pry bar to gain entance to the... more »
  • North Korea missile test ends in failure

    April 15, 2017 7:38 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says that North Korea has attempted to launch a missile from an eastern coastal city, but the launch appeared to end in failure. The statement Sunday said it wasn't clear what kind of missile was involved. North Korea launched a... more »
  • Spicer apologizes for 'insensitive' reference to Holocaust

    April 11, 2017 9:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - White House press secretary Sean Spicer is apologizing for making an "insensitive" reference to the Holocaust in earlier comments about Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons. Spicer says in an interview with CNN that he mistakenly used "an inappropriate, insensitive reference to the Holocaust." He says... more »
  • Police: Thieves ram truck through Florida gun store Play Video

    April 11, 2017 4:20 PM

    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - Police in Florida say thieves rammed a truck into a Florida gun shop to steal firearms and ammunition. The Zephyrhills Police Department posted surveillance video on its Facebook page that shows the blue truck smashing through the front of Sunshine State Armory early Sunday. The video shows... more »
  • Two arrested for stealing firearms from Gonzales home

    February 22, 2017 2:11 PM

    GONZALES - Two men were arrested after it was discovered they stole multiple firearms in a home burglary Monday. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, 25-year-old Rauol Dunn of Baton Rouge and 24-year-old Eric Moore of Baton Rouge were seen fleeing the scene of the burglary on Germany... more »
  • Huge Baton Rouge drug bust uncovers narcotics, gun, cash

    February 16, 2017 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office has arrested two men after they uncovered large amounts of illegal substances, including drugs and a gun, from two separate apartments. According to deputies, 35-year-old Damar Xavier Coleman and 23-year-old Jules Morris were arrested Friday. Deputies say the two... more »
  • Agents find drugs, weapons in home next to elementary school

    January 25, 2017 12:06 PM

    IBERIA - Agents from the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office and SWAT recovered several drugs, firearms and cash while executing a search warrant within 1,000 feet of an elementary school Wednesday morning. According to Sheriff Louis Ackal, agents searched a home on Ann Street occupied by 32-year-old Akia Celestine in... more »
  • Obama says Trump should push Russia on nukes

    January 18, 2017 2:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to continue trying to persuade Russia to reduce its nuclear stockpiles. In his final press conference as president Wednesday, Obama said that he tried to negotiate further reducing nuclear arsenals with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but he says Putin... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: More fallout tied to former Baker Police Chief Play Video

    December 20, 2016 5:22 PM

    BAKER- Tonight, there are new allegations of wrongdoing surrounding former Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps. It follows our first report last night. That's when we uncovered a handful of weapons that belong to the Baker Police Department vanished. Turns out, they were taken by Former Police Chief Mike Knaps, who... more »
  • Southern California police agencies missing 329 weapons

    September 25, 2016 3:20 PM

    SANTA ANA, Calif. - Southern California police agencies have had more than 300 weapons lost or stolen over the past five years. The Orange County Register reports Sunday that an investigation of 134 state and local police agencies from Kern County to the Mexican border showed 329 firearms were lost... more »
  • Owners of AR-style firearms defend their weapon of choice

    June 26, 2016 3:39 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) - People in the United States who own AR-style firearms are again feeling the heat after another mass shooting that involved the weapon. Some 8 million AR-style firearms have been sold in the U.S. since they were first introduced to the civilian market in the 1960s. The shooter... more »
  • Officials describe Oregon college shooter's weapons

    October 2, 2015 1:45 PM

    ROSEBURG, Ore. - A federal agency says the gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college had body armor and was armed with three pistols, a rifle and five additional magazines. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives provided the information late Thursday in an incident... more »
  • New Orleans police retraining officers, retrofitting SUVs

    June 30, 2015 8:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Police Department is retraining its force on the importance of frisking and searching suspects for weapons. The department announced Monday that officers are also receiving a refresher on the department's protocols for handcuffing and transporting prisoners. On June 20, police say Officer Daryle Holloway was... more »
  • U.S. judge postpones Durst weapons charge until September

    April 21, 2015 2:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jailed real estate heir Robert Durst's trial on a federal weapons charge has been postponed from June to September. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan set the date for Sept. 21 on Monday. Durst is charged with possessing a firearm after a felony conviction. Durst's attorneys asked... more »
  • Pope Francis' Easter wish against world weapons

    April 5, 2015 3:24 PM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is decrying the plentitude of weapons in the world in his Easter peace wish. Yet a note of cautious hope ran through Francis' "Urbi et Orbi" message. Speaking from the central balcony of St. Peter's Square, Francis made his first public comments about the framework... more »
  • French security forces to get better weapons to fight terror

    January 21, 2015 4:12 AM

    PARIS, France - France's prime minister says security forces will get better weapons and protection and the country will go on a hiring spree for 2,600 new counter-terrorism officers. Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the government will spend 425 million euros ($490 million) on counter-terrorism over three years in response... more »
  • Senate opens showdown with Obama over Iran sanctions

    January 21, 2015 2:47 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is holding the opening round of Capitol Hill's showdown with the White House over talks to prevent Iran from being able to develop a nuclear weapon. The committee is holding a hearing on Wednesday about the negotiations with Tehran and the role... more »
  • Law enforcement takes aim at toy guns Play Video

    December 2, 2014 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Toy guns will not be collected for some local toy drives since they look too much like the real thing. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and the Constable's Office will hand out nearly 3,000 toys to kids this Christmas. Constable Reginald Brown says none... more »
  • Even an Ozarks coroner gets surplus military guns

    October 6, 2014 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Defense Department giveaway program that equips local police with surplus military weapons also supplies guns to government agencies with limited law-enforcement powers and a questionable need for high-powered firearms. An Arkansas coroner got a rifle, a handgun and a Humvee. Military-grade weapons also have gone to... more »
  • Accused White House intruder armed in July arrest

    September 23, 2014 1:54 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A former Army soldier who allegedly hopped a White House fence, dashed across the North Lawn and entered the executive mansion was arrested two months earlier in rural Virginia, heavily armed and carrying a map with a circle drawn around the White House. It was one of... more »
  • Ten guns still missing in heist caught on camera Play Video

    September 11, 2014 9:24 PM

    JACKSON - Authorities said they caught the man seen in surveillance video helping himself to weaponry at a gun shop in East Feliciana Parish early Wednesday morning. Cameras at Thompson Creek Sporting Goods on La 10 recorded the heist and investigators said Braelin Whitfield is caught on video. The... more »
  • Gun heist caught on camera

    September 10, 2014 10:04 PM

    JACKSON- A man was caught on camera helping himself to weapons inside a sporting goods store in East Feliciana Parish early Wednesday morning. Cameras at Thompson Creek Sporting Goods on La 10 recorded the heist. A man is seen walking into the store with a bag and filling it... more »
  • US sending arms to Kurds in Iraq

    August 11, 2014 3:35 AM

    SYDNEY, Australia - Senior U.S. officials say the Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in Iraq. The U.S. previously had insisted on only selling arms to the Iraqi government. The officials wouldn't say which U.S. agency is... more »
  • Obama to unveil gun violence measures today

    January 16, 2013 5:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's broad effort to reduce gun violence will include proposed bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, as well as more than a dozen executive orders aimed at circumventing congressional opposition to stricter gun controls. Obama will announce the measures today at a White... more »

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