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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
January 22, 2013 3:04 PM
MINEOLA, N.Y. - A University of North Carolina student wounded in last summer's shooting outside the Empire State Building is suing New York City police department. Chenin Duclos (SHEHN'-ihn DOO'-kloh) and eight other bystanders were wounded by police gunfire, ricochets and fragments. Officers were engaged in a gunfight with a... more »
January 18, 2013 12:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say an elderly woman involved in an accident Thursday on Coursey Boulevard has died. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said in an email that 90-year-old Gladys Sonntag died Thursday evening at a local hospital. McKneely said Sonntag was attempting to make a left turn from Coursey... more »
January 11, 2013 2:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a woman killed when someone shot at her apartment on La Margie street in Baton Rouge last night.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said Shaquanan Jones, 26, died around 9:30 p.m. last night. He said she'd been hit by... more »
January 7, 2013 2:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - The holidays may be over, but a Denham Springs woman wants to keep her unusual light display on her roof, showing an extended middle finger to her neighbors. A federal judge heard testimony Monday about whether Sarah Childs should be granted an injunction, barring the city of... more »
January 3, 2013 5:26 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A Livingston Parish woman told News 2 today she was eternally grateful for three heroic first responders who pulled her from a fiery wreck.
Around 7 a.m. Wednesday, St. George firefighter Jonathon Dixon was leaving home and heading toward a part-time job when he noticed smoke... more »
January 2, 2013 6:17 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Several law enforcement officers are being credited with saving a woman's life after pulling her from a burning wreck this morning in Livingston Parish.
State Police said the wreck happened on Magnolia Bridge Road around 7 a.m. They said the woman passed out behind the wheel... more »
January 2, 2013 3:16 PM
ST. GABRIEL - Authorities expanded search efforts for a woman convicted of manslaughter who escaped from a state prison in St. Gabriel.
State corrections officials said they've called in U. S. Marshals to help find Keana Barnes, 33, after her escape from the La. Correctional Institute for Women early... more »
January 1, 2013 3:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man this weekend after they said he hit and woman and a teen during an argument.
Police accused Robert Brown, 34, of domestic abuse battery, simple battery and cruelty to juveniles after the incident Sunday.
According to investigators, Brown and... more »
January 1, 2013 1:06 PM
NEW YORK - New York City police say a young woman stumbling around on a Manhattan subway platform not far from Times Square fell onto the tracks and was killed by a train. The accident happened at around 5 a.m. on New Year's Day at the No. 2 line station... more »
December 28, 2012 2:15 PM
WEBSTER, N.Y.- Police say a 24-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the ambush slaying of two volunteer firefighters responding to a house fire in upstate New York. New York State Police Senior Investigator James Newell says Dawn Nguyen, of Rochester, faces a state charge of filing a falsified... more »
December 20, 2012 2:18 PM
AMITE- A Ponchatoula woman died in a head-on collision west of Amite in Tangipahoa Parish, state police say. Trooper Nicholas Manale tells The Advocate that Carly Cutrer, 25, was traveling west on Louisiana Highway 16 about a mile west of Interstate 55 around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, when her car... more »
December 13, 2012 3:20 PM
St.Amant- Authorities in Ascension Parish have arrested a woman from St. Amant for child desertion.
When deputies arrived at the home on Teddy Babin Road, they found an eight year-old child home alone sleeping in a bedroom. Deputies also noticed that the oven in the residence was on, as... more »
December 12, 2012 2:23 PM
Baton Rouge- An 89-year-old woman whose car crashed into Wards Creek from an Interstate 10 East exit ramp near the Mall of Louisiana died of natural causes shortly before the car plunged into the water, that's according to the parish coroner.
Autopsy results show Vivian Augustin died of a... more »
November 22, 2012 11:17 AM
NEW ORLEANS- A 76-year-old Gretna woman has been sentenced to three years of probation for theft of government funds. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan sentenced Shirley A. Bunda on Wednesday and ordered her to pay restitution to the Social Security Administration in the amount of $133,297. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's... more »
November 14, 2012 4:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - A 29-year-old Baton Rouge woman has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for the stabbing death of her boyfriend after an argument at their home. State District Judge Bonnie Jackson sentenced Katina Carter, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter, in the July 15th death of 26-year-old Ladrian... more »
October 31, 2012 3:31 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Southwest Airlines by a New Orleans woman who claims a gate agent told her she was "too fat to fly" and couldn't board a flight last year without buying two tickets. In her order Wednesday, U.S. District Judge... more »
October 29, 2012 4:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - A judge sentenced Jonathan Murray, one of the men connected to the 2010 shooting which injured a Baton Rouge "Good Samaritan", to 35 years at hard labor for his part in the crime.
Murray pleaded guilty in April to armed robbery and taking part in a... more »
October 23, 2012 5:07 PM
SHREVEPORT - Authorities said today that their investigation revealed a woman who claimed she'd been set on fire by three men in Franklin Parish had actually set herself on fire.
Sharmeka Moffitt, 20, was in critical condition today after the incident this past weekend. Police said she'd told then... more »
October 23, 2012 3:20 PM
WALKER - Livingston Parish authorities charged a man with feticide and attempted murder after they said he stabbed his pregnant wife this morning, and cut her unborn child from her.
"It's a gruesome scene," Sheriff Jason Ard told News 2, "very challenging for our investigators."
Ard said his... more »
October 23, 2012 2:37 PM
WALKER - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says a 28-year-old pregnant woman has been stabbed in the abdomen and her baby cut out of her. Sheriff's spokeswoman Lori Steele says the woman survived the attacked Tuesday, but the baby died. Steele did not immediately provide information on how pregnant the... more »
October 18, 2012 10:32 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans woman arrested in the death of her 3-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter is expected to make her initial court appearance Thursday. The children were found by their grandmother in their New Orleans apartment around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police said the boy had been shot... more »
September 25, 2012 4:58 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the boyfriend of a pregnant woman after she was shot and killed earlier today in Baton Rouge. He was emotional and proclaimed his innocence as he was escorted into a police car bound for Parish Prison.
Police said investigators arrested Adam Sterling. He was... more »
September 22, 2012 1:41 PM
PRINCETON, N.J. - The first woman to serve as president of Princeton University says she'll leave her post at the end of the academic year. Shirley Tilghman announced her intentions in an email Saturday to students, faculty, staff and alumni. She had informed university officials a day earlier. Tilghman, who... more »
September 14, 2012 9:23 AM
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - A Washington state man has been arrested on allegations that he pointed a handgun at a pregnant woman because she was smoking a cigarette.
Bellingham police spokesman Mark Young says 24-year-old Justin Dain Palmer reportedly stopped his pickup truck Wednesday to shout at a smoker on... more »
August 13, 2012 10:22 AM
WASHINGTON - For the first time in two decades, a woman has been tapped to moderate a presidential debate. The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday that CNN's Candy Crowley will moderate one of three October debates between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Jim Lehrer of PBS... more »
August 6, 2012 1:10 PM
SHREVEPORT- Shreveport police are investigating the death of a woman found inside of a parked truck. Sgt. Bill Goodin tells The Times the unidentified woman's body was found just before 3 a.m. Monday. Goodin says the woman, between 35 to 40 years old, was in a white pickup parked in... more »
August 2, 2012 6:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police spent the afternoon searching for two men who broke into a home in the Worthington Estates subdivision.
A woman who lived there said she was taking a nap when someone knocked on the front door, but by the time she got up to check it,... more »
July 25, 2012 5:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police responded to a shooting this afternoon in Baton Rouge that injured a woman and child.
It happened just before 5 p.m. at 1824 Ryder Lane. According to DA Hillar Moore, the victims were a 28-year-old woman and 11-year-old girl. He said they were walking down... more »
July 18, 2012 6:49 AM
AMITE - A Tangipahoa woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty in the stabbing death of a Kentwood motel manager.
District Attorney Scott Perrilloux said Tuesday that state District Judge Ray Chutz sentenced 36-year-old Joyce Stinson Myers, who pleaded guilty July 10 to a... more »