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  • Woman arrested for leaving children without food for two days

    September 3, 2017 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman is behind bars after police say she left her children alone and without food for two days. According to the affidavit, Baton Rouge Police officers responded to a public assist call to Frey Street around 5:30 p.m. on September 2. Upon... more »
  • Man jailed after beating 70-year-old mom when she changed TV channel

    August 24, 2017 4:09 PM

    EASTON, Pa. - A Pennsylvania man who became so enraged when his 70-year-old mother changed the TV channel that he beat and choked her has been sentenced to 11 to 23 months in jail. Northampton County prosecutors tell The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown that 42-year-old David Cantrell... more »
  • Interim police chief addresses violent weekend in Baton Rouge, says more patrols are coming

    July 31, 2017 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department has issued a statement from Interim Police Chief Jonny Dunnam after several people were killed in the area over the weekend. Chief Dunnam says the department is working hard to address the barrage of violent crimes that killed at least five... more »
  • Baton Rouge woman convicted of stealing mother's benefits

    July 29, 2017 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 54-year-old Baton Rouge woman has pleaded guilty to stealing Social Security benefits meant for her mother. Acting U.S. Attorney Corey R. Amundson, in a news release Friday, said Lucille Williams entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Shelly D. Dick. Amundson's office... more »
  • Donaldsonville woman arrested for allegedly shooting victim in face during argument

    July 27, 2017 11:33 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A woman was arrested after she allegedly shot another woman in the face during an argument in Donaldsonville. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, 49-year-old Andrea Jackson was arrested on charges of attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. Deputies... more »
  • 62-year-old woman donates kidney for granddaughter's life-saving surgery

    July 22, 2017 6:27 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A toddler got a second chance at life after her 62-year-old grandmother gave up her own kidney for the 2-year-old child's surgery. At 2 months old, Wryn Graydon was diagnosed with congenital nephrotic syndrome, a rare disorder that affects the kidneys. Wryn had both her kidneys... more »
  • LPSO searching for missing veteran

    July 21, 2017 8:34 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing veteran. Deputies say 48-year-old Christy Mann was last seen in the Denham Springs area on foot. When she went missing, Mann was wearing a white t-shirt, black and white shorts,... more »
  • 42-year-old woman killed in hit-and-run crash on Florida Blvd.

    July 21, 2017 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Rouge Police Traffic detectives are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred in the 15900 block of Florida Boulevard. The crash claimed the life of a 42-year-old black woman, according to BRPD. The crash happened around 3 a.m. on Friday. ... more »
  • Woman, 84, strangled to death at senior facility in Metairie

    July 19, 2017 6:33 PM

    METAIRIE - An 84-year-old woman was apparently strangled to death at a senior facility where she lived in suburban New Orleans. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says deputies were called just before 8 p.m. Tuesday for what initially appeared to be a death by natural causes. However, Normand says... more »
  • Officer gives account in Australian woman's death

    July 18, 2017 10:13 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The investigation into the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by Minneapolis police so far depends on one officer's account. Justine Damond, a spiritual healer and bride-to-be, was shot Saturday night by Officer Mohamed Noor soon after she called 911 to report what she thought was... more »
  • Police: Man turns self in for ex-girlfriend's murder Play Video

    July 17, 2017 8:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with the murder of his ex-girlfriend. According to Baton Rouge Police, 52-year-old Robert Antoine turned himself in for the death of Monique Maxie, his ex-girlfriend. The mother of two was gunned down late Friday. On Monday, Maxie's family... more »
  • Woman indicted for murder of sister after body found in shallow grave

    July 17, 2017 12:37 PM

    ST. HELENA – A St. Helena Parish grand jury indicted a woman for the murder of her sister, whose body was found in a shallow grave along a road in the area. According to District Attorney Scott Perriloux, a grand jury indicted 38-year-old Deborah Blades Palmer on one... more »
  • Police: Man throws woman out of car in front of children, threatens to burn down house

    July 12, 2017 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly throwing a woman out of a vehicle while her children were present and then threatening to set fire to a house belonging to the woman's mother. The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 27-year-old Carey Gene Sanders on... more »
  • Report: Woman allegedly looted neighbor's flooded home, sold stolen items at yard sales

    July 11, 2017 12:12 PM

    AMITE – A woman was arrested after she allegedly looted her neighbor's flooded home and then sold the stolen items at yard sales. WWL reports that Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's deputies began investigating a looting incident on Thomas Road in Amite in December. A large number of personal... more »
  • Woman wanted for questioning after wallet stolen from business in Baker

    July 10, 2017 11:38 AM

    BAKER – The Baker Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in identifying a woman wanted for questioning in reference to a theft at a local business. According to the police department, a wallet that had about $2,000 inside, was taken from the business. Police say the... more »
  • 1 killed, 8 wounded at pregnant woman's gender reveal party

    July 9, 2017 2:16 PM

    CINCINNATI - Authorities say two men opened fire on a party where a pregnant woman revealed her child's gender, killing one person and wounding eight, including the expectant mother and three children. The pregnant woman tells WXIX-TV she lost her baby after being shot in the leg around... more »
  • Cosby's retrial on sex assault charges is set for November

    July 6, 2017 5:31 PM

    NORRISTOWN - Bill Cosby's retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago is set for November. An order signed Thursday by Judge Steven O'Neill says all parties must report to the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 6. ... more »
  • 19-year-old allegedly chokes woman, strikes her with jumper cables in front of children

    July 4, 2017 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 19-year-old was arrested on Monday after he struck a woman with jumper cables in front of her children and threatened to set her house on fire. The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 19-year-old Jarvis Nicholas on charges of aggravated battery, domestic abuse battery... more »
  • Woman recalls terrifying encounter with WBR work release inmate Play Video

    June 29, 2017 11:36 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- A West Baton Rouge Parish work release inmate is under arrest Thursday morning in Iberville Parish, after investigators say he broke into a house and beat up a woman. The incident occurred around 9 a.m., according to Plaquemine Police Chief Kenny Payne. Investigators said... more »
  • Dali's bones to be exhumed in Spain for paternity test

    June 26, 2017 11:22 AM

    MADRID - A Spanish judge has ordered the remains of artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed following a paternity suit by a woman. Dali, considered one of the fathers of surrealist art, died in 1989 and is buried in his museum in the northeastern town of Figueres. The... more »
  • Woman injured in shooting on North Foster

    June 22, 2017 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One woman was taken to the hospital after a shooting on North Foster Drive and Jackson Avenue on Thursday around 11 a.m. Authorities say the woman left the location of the shooting and met the ambulance at North Foster and Florida Street. ... more »
  • 'Wonder Woman' buries 'The Mummy' at box office

    June 11, 2017 11:58 AM

    NEW YORK - "Wonder Woman" wrapped up Tom Cruise's "The Mummy" at the weekend box office, pulling in an estimated $57.2 million in North American theaters. Universal's "The Mummy" looked it age, selling a relatively feeble $32.2 million in tickets in its debut weekend. That couldn't... more »
  • Message from woman in texting suicide trial: 'It's my fault'

    June 7, 2017 2:44 PM

    TAUNTON, Mass. - A friend of a woman charged with using text messages to encourage her boyfriend to kill himself said in court the woman told her, "It's my fault." Michelle Carter is charged with manslaughter in the July 2014 death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III, who died of carbon... more »
  • 'Wonder Woman' becomes box-office force with $100.5M debut

    June 4, 2017 11:52 AM

    NEW YORK - "Wonder Woman" has soared to a $100.5 million box-office debut in North American theaters, making the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film the biggest opening ever for a movie directed by a woman. According to studio estimates Sunday, the well-reviewed "Wonder Woman" surpassed industry expectations with one of the... more »
  • Man arrested for striking girlfriend, infant daughter after dispute at Walmart

    June 3, 2017 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baker man was arrested Friday after he allegedly struck his girlfriend and infant daughter during a trip to Walmart. According to the Baker Police Department, officers were called to Plank Road around 8:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a possible domestic situation at a nearby... more »
  • Teenage girl charged with fatally stabbing Uber driver in Illinois

    May 31, 2017 4:33 PM

    LINCOLNWOOD, Ill. - Prosecutors say a teenage girl used a stolen machete and a knife during a fatal attack on a suburban Chicago Uber driver. Eliza Wasni is charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the death of Grant Nelson of Wilmette. A Cook County judge on Wednesday ordered... more »
  • Report: Three, including toddler, shot on I-10 in New Orleans

    May 31, 2017 12:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A man, woman and toddler were injured on Tuesday night during a shooting on I-10 in New Orleans. The shooting occurred on I-10 east near the Poydras exit, WWL reports . Police said the victims were traveling east bound when another vehicle approached and its... more »
  • APSO: Domestic violence homicides increase Play Video

    May 30, 2017 6:58 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says over the past five years it has seen an increase in domestic violence homicides. In a parish where homicide levels are typically in the single digits, at least 35 to 40 percent of those can be attributed to domestic violence situations, according... more »
  • Thibodaux woman arrested after attack with hacksaw blade

    May 30, 2017 1:33 PM

    THIBODAUX – A woman was arrested after officers say she attacked her ex-girlfriend with a hacksaw blade. The Thibodaux Police Department arrested 23-year-old Lechelsea Jenkins on charges of home invasion, aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault, domestic abuse battery and two counts of simple criminal damage to... more »
  • Police fatally shoot burglar after North Carolina woman calls 911 from closet

    May 28, 2017 8:05 PM

    CARY, N.C. - A woman who couldn't sleep told a 911 operator she saw a man sneak through the garage door of a North Carolina home. Minutes later, he was shot and killed by police. Cary officials released the 911 call from the home in the Raleigh suburb. Two women... more »
  • California woman who kicked dog sentenced to jail time, banned from owning pets

    May 27, 2017 9:24 PM

    LAGUNA BEACH - A woman has been sentenced after she pleaded guilty to animal cruelty for kicking a 9-month-old German Shepherd. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, 39-year-old Amber Castillo pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty and was sentenced to 34 days in jail... more »
  • Police: Utah woman locked her kids in trunk while she shopped

    May 27, 2017 3:32 PM

    RIVERDALE, Utah - A 39-year-old Utah woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her two young children in her car's trunk while she went inside a Wal-Mart store to shop. Riverdale police say witnesses heard the children ages 2 and 5 making noise and saw the car shaking, got... more »
  • Some women-only screenings planned for 'Wonder Woman'

    May 27, 2017 1:33 PM

    NEW YORK - Take a seat, "Thor." Scattered plans among Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas to host women-only screenings of the upcoming "Wonder Woman" movie have produced both support and some grumbling about gender discrimination. Various locations have taken to social media in response, including the operators of the Brooklyn theater promising... more »
  • Wisconsin woman jumps on hood of her SUV to prevent theft Play Video

    May 25, 2017 5:36 PM

    MILWAUKEE - A Wisconsin woman pumping gas near downtown Milwaukee stopped a thief from stealing her SUV by jumping on its hood and clinging to the windshield wipers as the man tried to drive away in her vehicle. Melissa Smith admits it may not have been the best thing to... more »
  • Police: Mom killed 2 kids to save them from 'evils of the world'

    May 22, 2017 3:24 PM

    DAYTON, Ohio - Police in Ohio say a woman told them she fatally shot her two children to save them from the world's evils. The Dayton Daily News reports that Dayton police Detective Rod Roberts wrote in court documents that police interviewed Claudena Helton after the May 18 shooting. Her... more »
  • Pregnant Maryland teen not allowed at graduation ceremony

    May 22, 2017 2:14 PM

    BOONSBORO, Md. - A Maryland high school senior has been barred from participating in her school's graduation ceremony because she is pregnant. Media outlets report 18-year-old Maddi Runkles discovered she was pregnant in January. The teen attends Heritage Academy, a small private Christian school in Hagerstown. Upon Runkles' pregnancy announcement,... more »
  • Man castrates transgender woman in apartment

    May 20, 2017 1:17 PM

    DENVER - Police say a Colorado man without a medical license has been arrested after he allegedly used an Army surgical kit to castrate a transgender woman at her Denver apartment. A police affidavit says James Lowell Pennington, 57, removed the testicles and sutured the opening while the woman's wife... more »
  • Louisiana woman found squatting in Florida home, wrestles with deputies

    May 17, 2017 2:12 PM

    BIG PINE KEY, Fla. - Authorities say a Louisiana woman living illegally in a vacant home in Florida answered the door naked when a sheriff's deputy stopped by to investigate. Monroe County Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin says a real estate agent called to report that someone was staying at the... more »
  • Man sues date for texting during 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2'

    May 17, 2017 12:37 PM

    ROUND ROCK, Texas - A Texas man is suing a woman he went on a date with for the price of a movie ticket after he says she texted through the film and left him at the theater. Brandon Vezmar filed the claim for $17.31 last week. The 37-year-old tells... more »
  • Woman gets 10 months in prison for Medicare fraud scheme

    May 13, 2017 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans woman has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for her role in a Medicare fraud scheme. A federal judge in Baton Rouge also on Thursday ordered 56-year-old Demetrias Temple to pay $100,000 in restitution to the Medicare program and to forfeit an additional... more »
  • Texas man guilty in death of woman whose body was shown on Facebook

    May 10, 2017 4:58 PM

    McKINNEY, Texas - A judge has determined a Dallas-area man is guilty of murder in the death of his girlfriend whose lifeless body was displayed on social media. State District Judge Scott Becker found 46-year-old Kenneth Amyx guilty Wednesday on just the second day of the nonjury trial. The Dallas... more »
  • APSO: Man wanted for stealing phone from gym locker room Play Video

    May 8, 2017 4:23 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who allegedly stole a woman's iPhone from Gold's Gym in Prairieville. According to the sheriff's office, the incident occurred on April 18 when a white four door car entered the parking lot and parked in a... more »
  • Slidell Police: Babysitter arrested for drunk driving crash; children injured

    May 2, 2017 1:43 PM

    SLIDELL – A woman was arrested after police say she got into a drunk driving crash while children she was babysitting were in the car with her. The Slidell Police Department arrested Brenda Brown for DWI with Child Endangerment, two counts of vehicular negligent injuring, two counts of no... more »
  • BRPD: Man wanted for rape of woman near Spanish Town Road in 2016

    April 27, 2017 7:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man is wanted for the alleged rape of a woman that took place in November 2016 near Spanish Town Road. Baton Rouge Police detectives are searching for 41-year-old Alvin Weeks. Weeks is accused of raping a 25-year-old woman after offering her a ride home. ... more »
  • Woman accused of abandoning 2 toddlers with babysitter

    April 24, 2017 9:36 PM

    GRETNA - A 20-year-old New Orleans-area woman is accused of abandoning her two toddlers with a babysitter she'd found through Facebook. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Glen Boyd says deputies reached Mariah Lebouef of Kenner after the babysitter called Sunday, saying Lebouef had been gone six days and wasn't answering... more »
  • NOPD: Woman and five-month-old daughter missing, possibly in danger

    April 20, 2017 5:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Police Department is searching for a missing woman and her five-month-old child who may be in danger. Police say that 27-year-old Kayla Shealy was last seen on April 19 around 5 p.m. when she left the 1200 block of Pauline Street with her... more »
  • Report: Man accused of beating woman, seven-week-old child

    April 20, 2017 3:49 PM

    LAPLACE – Deputies arrested a man after they say he beat a woman and his seven-week-old child, WWL reports . The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 29-year-old Ronald Lathers for attempted first degree murder. According to the sheriff's office, Lathers wanted to take his seven-week-old... more »
  • Police: Mississippi murder suspect told friends he set his girlfriend on fire

    April 18, 2017 7:10 PM

    GAUTIER, Miss. - Police say a 56-year-old man who is charged with killing his live-in girlfriend told people he set her on fire in the woods behind a church. The burned body of 37-year-old Amanda Hicks was found March 18 behind the Pine Grove United Methodist Church in coastal Mississippi's... more »
  • Louisiana woman, 2 children die in southwest Arkansas crash

    April 16, 2017 11:47 AM

    FOUKE, Ark. - Arkansas State Police say a Louisiana woman and two children were killed after the car they were in crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer rig in southwest Arkansas. A police report says 30-year-old Aileen Jose, a juvenile girl and a juvenile boy - all from Lake... more »
  • EBRSO: Woman attacks man with butter knife at Waffle House

    April 15, 2017 7:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was arrested for aggravated battery after she attacked a man with a butter knife at a Waffle House Saturday. Deputies responded to a reported stabbing at the Wafflehouse on Highland Road around 4 a.m. Saturday morning. Upon arrival, deputies found the victim who was... more »
  • NY appeals court judge found dead on Hudson River shore

    April 12, 2017 9:08 PM

    NEW YORK - An appeals court judge who was the first African-American woman appointed to New York's highest court has been found dead on the shore of the Hudson River off Manhattan. Police say the body of 65-year-old Sheila Abdus-Salaam was discovered just before 2 p.m. Wednesday along the river's... more »
  • Man's daring rescue saves neighbors from Plaquemine house fire Play Video

    April 9, 2017 11:40 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - It started as a three-hour long fire that destroyed a house in Plaquemine early Saturday morning and sent two people to the hospital. The blaze burned down the home around 5:30 a.m. on Patureau Lane. The fire left the Henderson families decades old home and car in... more »
  • 71-year-old Calhoun woman accused of pointing rifle at man, dog

    April 6, 2017 5:44 PM

    CALHOUN - A 71-year-old woman has been charged after being accused of pointing a rifle at a man and his dog. The Monroe News-Star reports Janet W. Smith of Calhoun is facing an aggravated assault charge in connection with what happened late Tuesday. Arrest records say the victim told deputies... more »
  • California woman who fell off bridge during selfie won't be charged

    April 6, 2017 1:16 PM

    AUBURN - Authorities say a woman who fell 60 feet (18.2 meters) while taking a selfie on a Northern California bridge will not be charged for trespassing. The Placer County Sheriff's Office says the woman was airlifted to a hospital and is expected to survive. The woman, who hasn't been... more »
  • West Virginia woman admits putting dead cats in refrigerator

    April 3, 2017 4:50 PM

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A West Virginia woman has pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge after police said several dead cats were found in her apartment's refrigerator. WCHS-TV reports 31-year-old Madeline Gourevitch of Charleston was fined $300 Monday. A county magistrate suspended a six-month sentence, which will be dropped after... more »
  • Massage therapists arrested for giving 'erotic' massages

    April 3, 2017 4:28 PM

    COVINGTON - Two massage therapists have been arrested after authorities discovered they were giving "erotic" massages to some of their customers. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, 51-year-old Cuiling Wang and 47-year-old Xiaohong Miao were arrested after the sheriff's office received several complaints concerning illegal activities at... more »
  • Coroner: Woman died of hemorrhage at Pennsylvania half-marathon finish

    April 3, 2017 11:50 AM

    SCRANTON - A coroner says a woman who collapsed at the end of a half marathon in Pennsylvania died of an internal hemorrhage. The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that the Lackawanna County coroner said Monday that 36-year-old Lindsay Doherty died of intra-abdominal bleeding. The married mother of three collapsed at the... more »
  • 96-year-old woman killed in Deville fire

    April 1, 2017 8:08 PM

    DEVILLE - Fire marshals are investigating a residential fire that killed a 96-year-old woman Friday night. Crews responded to the fire on Truman Cole Road around 7 p.m. Friday. Upon arrival, firefighters found the home completely engulfed in flames with the roof collapsed. After suppressing the fire, crews... more »
  • Woman abandons 2-year-old for nearly 15 hours to do drugs

    April 1, 2017 7:45 PM

    ZACHARY - A woman was arrested Friday after she left a 2-year-old child alone for more than 14 hours to do drugs with a friend. Deputies responded to a home on Samuels Road after receiving a report that a child had been left alone at the residence when child's... more »
  • Investigation leads to two arrested for drug charges in Ascension

    March 31, 2017 6:32 PM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man and woman on several drug charges after a joint investigation. Detectives executed a search warrant on a home located in the 1300 block of N. Charles Street in Gonzales. During their search, detectives located heroin, ecstasy, marijuana, Xanax, crack cocaine,... more »
  • Son of missing Mobile woman arrested, charged with murder

    March 29, 2017 1:31 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - The son of a missing Mobile woman has been charged with murder in connection to his mother's homicide. Mobile police tell local media that 64-year-old Kay Atkins Raines was reported missing on Jan. 28. She was last seen at a Biloxi, Mississippi casino. Authorities believe that Raines'... more »
  • Police: Woman posing as Target worker stole $40K in iPhones

    March 28, 2017 3:34 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Police in Virginia are looking to identify a woman who impersonated a Target employee so that she could steal over $40,000 worth of iPhones. Investigators say on March 15 an unidentified woman walked into a Target store in Alexandria dressed as an employee. The woman gained access... more »
  • Man arrested for cyberstalking after sending threatening messages to ex-wife

    March 25, 2017 8:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested Friday after he sent several harassing text messages to his ex-wife in October. According to the victim, 42-year-old Jack Collins Jr. sent 30 threatening text messages over the course of three days. Deputies say the two had been separated since Jan. 2013.... more »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed on Airline Highway

    March 18, 2017 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle while attempting to cross Airline Highway Saturday morning. According to BRPD, 42-year-old Jill Valori was struck by a 2015 Toyota Corolla while attempting to cross the roadway in the 6300 block of Airline Hwy. around 4:30 a.m.... more »
  • Paraplegic woman stuck to mattress after left in bed for two years Play Video

    February 27, 2017 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A paraplegic woman was transported to the hospital with infections after she was improperly cared for over the past two years. According to arrest records, 53-year-old Quintin Harris and 75-year-old Barbara Harris were arrested by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Sunday after it was determined... more »
  • Woman and dog spend night trapped in crashed car in California creek

    February 26, 2017 3:57 PM

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. - A woman who drove off a highway into a swollen Northern California creek was rescued after spending a chilly night in the backseat with her dog. The Press Democrat reported Sunday that Victoria Trautvetter was rescued after an eight-hour ordeal when someone spotted the car in... more »
  • Woman killed in crash with bulldozer on Interstate 55

    February 25, 2017 12:47 PM

    AMITE - A two-vehicle crash involving a bulldozer claimed the life of a Denham Springs resident Friday evening. According to State Police, the crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Interstate 55 near Amite. The crash took the life of 55-year-old Deanna Lawson, State Police said. Through the... more »
  • La. House honors hero who saved officer from attack

    February 22, 2017 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge Police Department officer that was saved by a woman during an arrest that went awry over the weekend was honored by the Louisiana House of Representatives on Wednesday morning. The House of Representatives commended BRPD Corporal Billy Amie, and the woman who saved... more »
  • Man arrested for New Years Day murder in Baton Rouge

    February 21, 2017 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD has arrested a suspect in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred on Jan. 1. Police say 29-year-old Thailand Brooks was arrested for fatally shooting of 29-year-old Asha Davis in her home on New Years Day. Investigators believe the shooting was a result of a... more »
  • Officer meets woman who saved his life Play Video

    February 20, 2017 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome held a press conference Monday to thank the 56-year-old woman who saved a Baton Rouge police officer from an attacker. Vickie Wi lliams-Tillman stepped in after an arrest went awry Sunday morning. BRPD says Thomas Bennett had the officer on the ground... more »

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