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  • Woman found hiding in toilet

    October 6, 2015 8:53 PM

    EUGENE, OREGON- A woman trying to elude police was found hiding in a toilet. Treasure Dawn Shockey was wanted on identity theft charges and when police tried to talk to her, she ran to a construction site. A construction worker was the person who found her when he lifted... more »
  • Gretna woman indicted after stealing Isaac relief funds

    September 26, 2015 11:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 42-year-old Gretna woman has been indicted for theft of federal funds related to aid received after Hurricane Isaac. U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite, in a news release Friday, said Danielle Randall submitted an application for disaster assistance for damage to her apartment and personal property.... more »
  • Ohio mom accused of killing 3 sons could face death penalty

    August 25, 2015 5:19 PM

    BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio - An Ohio woman accused of killing her three sons over a 13-month period out of jealousy at the attention her husband paid them has been indicted on aggravated murder charges and could face the death penalty. Aggravated murder charges against Brittany Pilkington in Bellefontaine were announced Tuesday... more »
  • Police charge Georgia woman with calling 911 about 150 times

    August 7, 2015 11:36 AM

    MACON - A central Georgia woman has been arrested after police say she called 911 scores of times over several weeks. Bibb County authorities charged 41-year-old Toshiba L. Smith of Macon, Georgia, with making false reports and misusing the emergency number earlier this week. The Macon Telegraph reports that the... more »
  • Treasury says woman will be picked for $10 bill check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 18, 2015 11:30 AM

    WASHINGTON - Alexander Hamilton, who has been featured on the $10 bill since 1929, is making way for a woman. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is to officially announce Thursday that a redesign of the $10 will feature the first woman on the nation's paper money in more than a... more »
  • Kidnapped Tenn. woman rescued in Slidell

    June 9, 2015 3:55 PM

    SLIDELL - Police said a distressing text message saved the life of a kidnapped Tennessee woman who was recovered in Slidell this weekend. Slidell Police said someone from Tennessee called them Saturday evening claiming her sister had been kidnapped, raped, beaten and was being held against her will at... more »
  • First full-time female NFL official assigned

    June 5, 2015 3:16 PM

    NEW YORK - Sarah Thomas is among 10 new officials joining the NFL's crews this season. NFL officiating director Dean Blandino said Friday that Thomas will work as a line judge with veteran referee Pete Morelli. Thomas already had been announced as the first woman hired by the league as... more »
  • Trans woman Bruce Jenner debuts Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

    June 1, 2015 12:45 PM

    NEW YORK - Bruce Jenner made his debut as a transgender woman in a va-va-voom cover for the July issue of Vanity Fair. "Call me Caitlyn," declares a headline with her photo in a strapless corset, legs crossed, sitting on a stool. The image was shot by famed celeb photographer... more »
  • US senator says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill

    April 17, 2015 10:48 AM

    CONCORD, NH - The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen filed legislation this week that would create a citizens panel to recommend an appropriate choice to the treasury secretary.... more »
  • Deputies searching for missing woman

    April 15, 2015 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department is asking for help finding a local woman. 54-year-old Tahereh Ghassemi hasn't been heard from since Saturday night. Investigators found her car burned in the 9600 block of Chalma in Baton Rouge, they say it was intentionally set on fire. ... more »
  • Spring Break students suspended for charges in beach sex assault

    April 12, 2015 4:24 PM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - A star college athlete and a classmate from Alabama's Troy University have been suspended after authorities discovered a cell phone video that allegedly shows them sexually assaulting a woman at a beach while a large crowd of spring-break revelers watches. Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen... more »
  • Neighborhood appalled at latest shooting

    March 26, 2015 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for answers after a woman was found shot in a Baton Rouge auto body store parking lot Thursday. Investigators identified the victim as Jemina Williams, 34. She was shot multiple times. Investigators believe the shooting happened around 8 a.m. in the 2600 block... more »
  • Woman woke sleeping residents to escape fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 25, 2015 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An apartment fire that took the life of one woman has some displaced today. The fire happened a little after 1 a.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of Carrollton Avenue. The building consisted of 10 studio apartments, eight of which were occupied at the time. ... more »
  • Handcuffed woman drives cop car

    January 28, 2015 7:40 PM

    CENTER TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA- There was a 100 mile-per-hour chase with a woman with her hands cuffed behind her back at the wheel. Police in Pennsylvania say Roxanne Rimer, was caught on camera driving after she stole a police cruiser near Pittsburgh. She managed to get the car in... more »
  • FSU sued over rape investigation

    January 8, 2015 7:49 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA- Florida State University was sued by a woman who claimed FSU quarterback Jameis Winston raped her. Winston was cleared by the school last month. The woman claims FSU violated her rights by trying to stop the investigation into her allegations. The university president says the suit... more »
  • Woman charged with stabbing husband in chest

    December 22, 2014 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman has been arrested after deputies say she stabbed her husband in the chest with a knife. It happened Sunday night in the 7000 block of Villere Dr. After Stephanie Hayes Robertson, 39, was arrested, she told officers an argument with her... more »
  • Woman assaulted and burned

    November 17, 2014 7:43 PM

    WITCHITA, KANSAS- A woman is in critical condition after being sexually assaulted and burned over half her body. Police say they can't interview because of her heavy medication and current condition. Firefighters responded to a call about a grass fire near Witchita State University found her with severe burns... more »
  • Dominican agents detain woman with $70K in stomach

    October 24, 2014 6:29 PM

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Dominican Republic officials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase. The spokesman for the National Drug Control Agency says the money in the woman's stomach was divided up among 16 capsules... more »
  • Body found after house fire may be homicide

    October 16, 2014 5:02 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH - Detectives said they're treating the death of a 39-year-old woman found after a house fire Saturday as a homicide. Details are still scarce, but authorities said they will be releasing more information soon. The house was burned almost to its foundation and firefighters found... more »
  • Woman jumps out of window of burning house check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 10, 2014 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman jumped out of the window of her burning home this morning to save her life, according to firefighters. The fire happened at a house on North 37th Street. The woman who was inside was asleep when the fire started, and leaped out... more »
  • Missing woman found as sex slave

    September 8, 2014 7:51 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA- A couple in Indiana is charged with keeping a woman as a sex slave for two months. Ricky House, Jr. and Kendra Tooley face charges of rape, criminal confinement and kidnapping. Authorities say House picked up the woman in July and took her to the couple's... more »
  • Hot car animal cruelty

    July 9, 2014 7:47 PM

    CRESTVEIW, FLORIDA- A dog that died after being left in a hot car for 13 hours led to animal cruelty charges for a woman who appeared to have mental issues. Police say the woman told them she had a head injury that causes her to forget things. She... more »
  • New law requires life-support for pregnant women

    June 24, 2014 3:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Doctors in Louisiana will be required to use life support in most cases to keep a brain-dead pregnant woman alive until the birth of her child - if the woman doesn't have a living will. Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the bill by New Orleans Rep. Austin Badon,... more »
  • Watson's graduation guard

    May 27, 2014 7:16 PM

    PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND- Brown University won't say why actress Emma Watson had an undercover bodyguard when she graduated on Sunday. Watson is best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" movies. Photos show her sitting and walking next to a woman who was also... more »
  • Siblings caught on camera stealing from elderly woman check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 14, 2014 9:38 AM

    TULSA, OK - A pair of siblings are locked-up in Oklahoma after they were busted on camera trying to steal from en elderly woman. The 82-year-old was approached by Sandra Keel in a grocery store. She says Keel told her that they went to church together and preceeded to... more »
  • Authorities: Woman has neighbors' home bulldozed

    May 9, 2014 6:02 AM

    ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - Authorities say a northeast Florida woman who didn't like her neighbors had their mobile home demolished. According to an arrest report, Ana Maria Moreta Folch of St. Augustine told a heavy equipment operator that she owned the trailer and wanted it and its septic tank destroyed.... more »
  • Texas town shaken by officer shooting 93-year-old

    May 9, 2014 2:12 AM

    HEARNE, TX - Friends say 93-year-old Pearlie Golden still shopped at the grocery store in the small Texas town of Hearne. Now they and Hearne's mayor want the police officer who shot and killed her gone. Texas Rangers are investigating what led to a Hearne police officer fatally shooting Golden... more »
  • Police looking for woman using counterfeit money

    May 6, 2014 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman trying to make purchases at the Target on Siegen Lane using counterfeit money, is on the loose. Detectives say the woman gave the cashier eleven 20 dollar bills, which were found to be counterfeit. The suspect then left the store, leaving all the fake... more »
  • Prison time for forced labor

    April 24, 2014 7:51 PM

    YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO- A woman who lured a mentally disabled mother and her child into captivity and forced labor got nearly four-years in prison. A federal judge sentenced 22-year-old Dezerah Silsby after she made a plea deal when she was charged with threatening the woman, beating her and making her... more »
  • Woman accused of tossing shoe at Clinton released

    April 11, 2014 3:05 PM

    LAS VEGAS- Authorities say a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a Las Vegas speech has been freed after being given a misdemeanor disorderly conduct summons. Prosecutors said Friday that 36-year-old Alison Michelle Ernst was freed by Las Vegas police after being questioned by... more »
  • Nursing home stripper leads to lawsuit

    April 8, 2014 7:34 PM

    WEST BABYLON, NEW YORK- Relatives of an 85-year-old filed a lawsuit over a male stripper being part of an entertainment event at the woman's nursing home. The suit claims the woman's son found a photo of a male stripper gyrating in front of her and the man claims it... more »
  • Search underway for missing New Roads woman check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 28, 2014 2:33 PM

    NEW ROADS- Authorities in Pointe Coupee Parish are searching for a New Roads woman who went missing Thursday night. Isla "May" Lazare was last seen around 10 p.m. at Lakeview Nursing Home, where she lives. Lazare suffers from Alzheimer's Disease, as well as other medical conditions. If... more »
  • Fort Knox installs first female commander

    March 7, 2014 8:53 AM

    ELIZABETHTOWN, KY - Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs has become the first woman to take command over Fort Knox and U.S. Army Cadet Command. The change of command ceremony took place Thursday at the central Kentucky Army post. Combs, who's served in the Army for 28 years, succeeds Maj. Gen.... more »
  • Mother pleads guilty to child's 2002 death

    February 10, 2014 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman has pleaded guilty of manslaughter in the death of her newborn baby in 2002. Joann King, 30, was given a 10-year suspended sentence and five years of home incarceration. She was indicted in December 2012 on second degree murder charges in... more »
  • Authorities investigating Wisner fire

    February 8, 2014 10:20 PM

    WISNER, La. - Investigators say a woman found dead in a burning mobile home in Wisner likely committed suicide and that the fire was started by a cigarette. A news release from the Louisiana Fire Marshal's office says it investigated the fire Friday after the body of 64-year-old woman was... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Fiance' of accused sexual perp shocked by arrest Play Video

    January 22, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The woman closest to the man accused of breaking into at least two homes and sexually assaulting an elderly woman said she never got the feeling her fiance was a violent criminal. "This is really shocking me," the woman said, who asked to remain anonymous. ... more »
  • Police make presence known after 4th assault, invasion check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 17, 2014 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Friday night there was an obvious presence by Baton Rouge Police officers after a fourth home invasion and sexual assault was reported. The latest attack happened earlier in the day, between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. It was the third incident in the city this week.... more »
  • Woman wanted in connection with theft in Livingston Parish

    January 16, 2014 3:11 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Detectives with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are asking for help in identifying a woman wanted for questioning in connection with an ongoing theft case. In October, a theft complaint was made at a home on Burgess Avenue in Denham Springs, involving a large amount of missing... more »
  • Mysterious power failure leaves thousands in cold check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 7, 2014 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There are lingering questions after thousands of people lost electricity during a six-hour hard freeze Monday. Power was lost as temperatures dropped to 19 degrees and did not come back on until early Tuesday morning. "There is no fault known at this time," Entergy spokesman... more »
  • Baton Rouge woman dies in car crash

    January 7, 2014 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A single car crash in Baton Rouge has claimed the life of one woman. It happened on Monday around 3:38 p.m. in the 900 block of Tara Boulevard. Police say 57 year-old Patti Reed was headed north on Tara, when she went across the median... more »
  • BR Police arrest man in shooting

    January 3, 2014 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested 38-year-old Roy Hayward after they said he shot a woman in chest. Police said the shooting came after an argument around 4:00 a.m. Friday at 12041 Province Place. The woman was brought to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Hayward faces... more »
  • Ga. woman has 1 of 2 winning lottery tickets

    December 18, 2013 3:20 PM

    ATLANTA- Lottery officials say a Georgia woman has one of the two winning tickets to the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest in U.S. history. Lottery officials identified her as Ira Curry, of Stone Mountain, which is east of Atlanta. Officials say she bought one ticket and chose the... more »
  • Gonzales woman killed in car crash

    November 28, 2013 12:10 PM

    CONVENT - A Gonzales woman was killed in a crash last night in St. James Parish. 48-year-old Griselda Davis died after the two vehicle crash on La. Highway 70 west of La. Highway 3125. State Police say the a 46-year-old St. James resident, Elaine Lewis, crossed the centerline... more »
  • Keep your hands to yourself

    November 25, 2013 7:25 PM

    BOSTON- A mall Santa in Massachusetts got himself on the naughty list and into court for pinching the backside of a co-worker. Sixty-two year old Herbert Jones had to shed his red suit to go before a judge after he was dressed as Santa on Saturday and seeing kids... more »
  • Woman mugged, choked unconscious near park

    November 21, 2013 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for the man who mugged a runner on East Lakeshore Thursday evening. A muscular man wearing a reddish-pink colored shirt with dark colored shorts or paints grabbed the 30-year-old from behind while she was running with her headphones on. The man put her in... more »
  • Man arrested after stray bullet hits sleeping woman

    November 6, 2013 9:47 PM

    CONVENT, LA - St. James Parish Deputies said a sleeping woman was hit by a stray bullet after gunshots rang out in a trailer park. Investigators believe the gunshots originated from a group of suspects that were burglarizing trailers in the Sugar Hill RV Park. According to detectives,... more »
  • Authorities: Miss. woman offered to sell her baby

    November 5, 2013 2:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A Mississippi woman who police say offered to sell her infant son to a Louisiana woman she met through an online classified ad, has been arrested. Authorities say 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stojic of Bay St. Louis was freed on $5,000 bond after her Oct. 29 arrest. Stojic allegedly... more »
  • Hit twice by trains

    October 15, 2013 7:32 PM

    WOODS CROSS, UTAH- A woman survived after her car was hit by not one, but two different trains. Police say the 29-year-old was fleeing officers at speeds up to 100 miles per hour when she drove under crossing arms and smashed into the side of a train. Officers tried breaking... more »
  • 44-year-old woman killed, grandson grazed in NO

    October 6, 2013 3:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 44-year-old woman was shot and killed and her 4-year-old grandson's head was grazed by a bullet. Police say the shooting happened in the 13000 block of Maple Wood Drive shortly after 10:30 a.m. Officers say the woman was pronounced dead on... more »
  • Woman, daughters accused of theft at shelter

    September 24, 2013 8:56 AM

    BELLE CHASSE- A Belle Chasse woman and her two daughters are accused of theft from the Plaquemines Animal and Welfare Society's Belle Chasse shelter. The Times-Picayune reports 41-year-old Denise McCoy Manger, 19-year-old Tori Michelle Manger and 23-year-old Tawny Colleen Manger turned themselves in on Monday. Authorities says Denise Manger confessed... more »
  • Woman booked with multiple child desertion charges

    September 24, 2013 8:50 AM

    MONROE- A 29-year-old Monroe woman faces seven counts each of child desertion and cruelty to juveniles. The News-Star reports Latasha D. Harris was arrested shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday. Police say Harris left seven of her children - aged 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11 - unattended in... more »
  • Woman arrested after cinder block used in beating

    September 18, 2013 11:54 AM

    MONROE - A 49-year-old Monroe woman has been arrested after allegedly using a cinder block to batter a victim. Pamela Tugler was booked at Ouachita Correctional Center Tuesday night on charges of aggravated battery and disturbing the peace. An affidavit says she hit the victim many times in the... more »
  • Troopers Identify woman Killed in Ascension Parish Crash

    September 7, 2013 3:40 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Troopers identified a woman killed in a crash in Ascension Parish. Troopers say the woman is Elsa Diaz, 27, of Praireville. Diaz was traveling on Henry Road when she failed to stop at a stop sign, and Mark Heffley, who drives a Ford F-450, collided... more »
  • St. James woman arrested for theft

    September 4, 2013 3:17 PM

    DONALSONVILLE - A St. James woman has been arrested on felony theft charges. On August 30, Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies went to the Dollar General Store in Donaldsonville, where they learned that five deposits were missing, totaling over $11,000. Natalie August admitted she had been taking cash from... more »
  • Miss. woman dies in car crash in Slidell

    September 3, 2013 2:16 PM

    SLIDELL - A Mississippi woman has died after she yanked the steering wheel from her husband during an argument, causing the car to overturn on Interstate 10 in Slidell. State Police say 25-year-old Lauren Gregor of Gautier (GO-shay) was not wearing her seat belt. They say she was thrown from... more »
  • New Orleans' 1st woman firefighter dies in Wis.

    September 1, 2013 12:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Fire Department says its first woman firefighter has died of complications from cancer. A news release says Kathy Wilkerson died Saturday in Eau Claire, Wis. Her age was not stated. The department says funeral arrangements are pending for Wilkerson. She joined the department in... more »
  • Woman gets 40 years in car dragging case

    August 28, 2013 3:24 PM

    LIVINGSTON- A Tickfaw woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for dragging a woman by a car through a Denham Springs parking lot. Prosecutors said the victim was loading groceries into her car on Nov. 5 when someone reached out from a passing vehicle and tried to pull... more »
  • Second suspect surrenders in pregnant woman's shooting

    August 19, 2013 11:39 AM

    GONZLAES - Sheriff's deputies said a second suspect wanted in connection with the attempted murder of a pregnant woman turned herself in to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office today. Deputies said Tiffany Victor, 27, is the girlfriend of the primary suspect, Cowan Collins, whom they said shot 25-year-old Kenyia... more »
  • Second suspect sought in shooting of pregnant woman

    August 16, 2013 11:45 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said they're looking for a second suspect in the shooting of a pregnant woman this week. Detectives are looking for 27-year-old Tiffany Victor as an accessory after the fact to attempted murder. Investigators said she is the girlfriend of the alleged shooter,... more »
  • Woman booked after fatally stabbing boyfriend

    August 12, 2013 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 21-year-old New Orleans woman is in custody after she allegedly confessed to officers that she stabbed her boyfriend to death inside his home early Monday. Police booked Lynette Carter on charges of second-degree murder in the death of 45-year-old Gerald Pierre. Police say they... more »
  • Police sergeant: Woman fell from Six Flags coaster

    July 21, 2013 11:00 AM

    ARLINGTON, Texas - An Arlington police sergeant says a woman who died while riding a roller coaster at a Six Flags amusement park in North Texas fell from the ride. Sgt. Christopher Cook told The Associated Press on Saturday that police believe the woman fell Friday at Six Flags Over... more »
  • Police chase vehicle after pregnant woman attacked

    July 1, 2013 11:56 AM

    THIBODAUX - Thibodaux Police arrested of four females and one male after a fight led to a Police vehicle pursuit. Police say two of the women, Natasha Anderson and Laquita Duncan, attacked a pregnant woman. When police arrived, a Pontiac Grand AM fled the scene leading to the... more »
  • U. S. Marshals arrest woman wanted for stabbing

    June 28, 2013 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U. S. Marshals arrested a woman accused in Baton Rouge of trying to stab and kill her ex-boyfriend two different times. Marshals arrested Martina Creshaun Gibson, 29, Friday morning on suspicion of attempted murder charges. Baton Rouge Police said she stabbed her 23-year-old ex-boyfriend on... more »
  • Woman killed outside BR nightclub

    June 9, 2013 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A woman was shot to death as she sat in a car outside of a nightclub around 2 a.m. Saturday, according to Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L'Jean McKneely. McKneely says 27-year-old Octavia Jackson was shot multiple times outside of Club Shenanigan's on Plank Rd. ... more »
  • Woman booked with stealing $103K from restaurant

    June 4, 2013 8:47 AM

    BELLE CHASSE- A 38-year-old Terrytown woman has been booked with felony theft for allegedly stealing over $103,000 from the Belle Chasse restaurant she managed. The Times-Picayune reports Plaquemines Parish sheriff's deputies arrested Kristen Carroll on Friday. Sheriff Lonnie Greco said Carroll was employed there from July 2011 until June 2012.... more »
  • City inspectors close case involving storage shed rental

    May 28, 2013 10:30 PM

    GONZALES- The case involving a councilman who charged a woman rent to live in a shed has been closed, authorities said Tuesday. Building inspectors cited Tim Vessel for issues and dropped their investigation after he made changes and became compliant with laws. Read more about the allegations HERE .... more »
  • Woman evicted from councilman's storage shed check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 21, 2013 6:14 PM

    GONZALES - A woman filed a police report claiming Gonzales City Councilman Tim Vessel was stealing utilities from neighbors to power his storage shed where she lived for nearly a year. In a Gonzales Police report obtained by News 2, Debra Williams gave detectives copies of monthly rent receipts... more »
  • Raceland woman dies after car crash

    May 21, 2013 11:40 AM

    GRAY, La. - State police say a 24-year-old Raceland woman has died from injuries she suffered in a head-on collision April 27 with a driver troopers allege was drunk. Jeneva Billiot died over the weekend at University Hospital in New Orleans, where she was taken after the crash. Troopers say... more »
  • Woman accused of locking kids outside for days check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 20, 2013 3:03 PM

    BAKER - Police arrested a Baker woman accused of locking her four daughters out of their home for at least three days. Baker Police arrested Danielle Kinchen, 25, of 4330 Jefferson St. on May 16 for child desertion charges. Investigators said a witness told them they saw the... more »
  • Police ID woman killed in morning wreck

    May 8, 2013 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A St. Francisville woman died in a wreck this morning in Baton Rouge, according to police. Lt. Don Kelly said Jeane Peters, 85, tried to turn off of Old Hammond Highway at St. Regis when she narrowly missed one oncoming car and hit a second car.... more »
  • Woman, son rescued from flooded van check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 24, 2013 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency personnel rescued a woman and her son when flooding trapped them in their van this morning. Mimi Vidrine said she was driving in downtown Baton Rouge when she got to Napoleon Street, which had water over the road. She ventured in anyway, and the... more »
  • Woman dies in I-10 crash

    April 9, 2013 11:24 AM

    GONZALES - Gonzales Police are investigating a crash that killed a woman on Interstate 10. Police Chief Sherman Jackson tells The Advocate the accident happened about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday between the Burnside and La. Highway 30 exits. Jackson says the woman's car ran off the road and struck... more »
  • Authorities accused of letting priest flee

    April 3, 2013 7:40 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- A lawsuit accuses church and local authorities of letting a Philadelphia-area priest flee to Poland during a sex-abuse investigation that stalled. The suit says the priest assaulted a woman last year while he was counseling her. The priest is not named because he could not be reached for comment.... more »
  • Woman admits to killing husband with crowbar

    April 2, 2013 11:20 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - A Lake Charles woman has admitted to killing her husband with a crowbar. The American Press reports 53-year-old Darlene Sias pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of manslaughter in the death of 62-year-old Joseph Sias. Darlene Sias, who was scheduled to go to trial Monday, was... more »
  • Woman accused of hitting co-worker with bottle

    March 28, 2013 8:54 AM

    BOSSIER CITY- A Shreveport woman is accused of battery after police say she hit a co-worker with a bottle of steak sauce. Bossier City police say 30-year-old Lashonda Turner and 23-year-old Heather Mattingly were working at steak house Sunday when they got into an argument and Turner allegedly grabbed a... more »
  • Woman dies in Hwy 74 crash

    March 23, 2013 5:42 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, La. - A 49-year-old woman died in a two-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 74 in Ascension Parish Saturday shortly after 2:00 p.m., according to Louisiana State Police Tpr. Jared Sandifer. Cheryl Babylon of Slidell was driving a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser eastbound on LA Hwy 74. At the... more »
  • Woman falls with baby in arms

    March 13, 2013 8:05 PM

    NEW YORK- A woman holding a baby plunged eight stories out of an apartment building in New York City and died, but the child survived. Police found the body of the 45-year-old woman with the baby in her arms. The baby is listed in critical condition and is believed to... more »
  • EBRSO arrests woman in ice cream shop robbery

    March 12, 2013 2:50 PM

    Baton Rouge- A woman accused of robbing a Baton Rouge ice cream shop is now behind bars. Deputies arrested 21 year-old Hannah Pressley for robbing the Cold Stone Creamery on Corporate Blvd. on Monday. Witnesses say Pressley entered the business wearing a bandana on her face, and pulled... more »
  • Sheriff: Pineville woman confesses to casino theft

    March 11, 2013 3:51 PM

    PINEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Pineville woman after they said she admitted to stealing thousands from the truck stop casino she used to work for. St. Landry Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested Tabitha McKee, 33, on suspicion of stealing around $68,000 from the casino. Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said... more »
  • Jefferson Parish woman killed by gunshots at home

    February 17, 2013 10:34 AM

    GRETNA, La. - Jefferson Parish authorities say an 81-year-old woman has been shot and killed after someone fire into her home in the Bridge City community. Sheriff Newell Normand says in a news release that it's not clear if the woman was the intended target in the shooting, but she... more »
  • District judge postpones Texas woman's execution

    January 29, 2013 2:16 PM

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A Dallas judge has halted the scheduled execution of a Texas woman that was set for Tuesday evening. She would have been the first woman put to death in the U.S. in three years. The order from state District Judge Larry Mitchell moves the execution of 51-year-old... more »
  • Texas to execute woman for neighbor's stabbing

    January 29, 2013 2:45 AM

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The execution of a Texas woman convicted of murdering her 71-year-old neighbor will mark the first time in three years that a woman has been put to death in the U.S. Fifty-one-year-old Kimberly McCarthy is scheduled for lethal injection Tuesday evening for the 1997 fatal stabbing of... more »

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