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  • California authorities capture 5th jail escapee

    September 21, 2014 10:48 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities in Central California have captured a fifth man who escaped a correctional facility. Madera County Sheriff John Anderson announced that deputies apprehended Roel Soliz in Fairmead shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday after receiving an anonymous phone tip. A pair of special sheriff's units caught the... more »
  • Missing Erath Man Believed to be in Mexico

    September 30, 2013 7:13 PM

    The search for a missing Erath man is sparking the attention of law enforcement in and outside of the U.S. 20-year-old Damien Trahan was last seen leaving his job at Champagne's Supermarket in Erath a week ago. This is the first missing person's case in Erath since Police Chief... more »
  • Authorities seek woman in Prairieville fraud case

    July 10, 2013 9:06 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish authorities are searched for a woman accused of illegally withdrawing money from a woman's bank account. Sheriff's deputies tell The Advocate the fugitive has been seen on surveillance video at Regions Bank in Prairieville using the victim's identification while withdrawing approximately $7,400 from the... more »
  • Rapides Parish authorities search for escapee

    December 27, 2012 6:17 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A search is on for a Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office inmate who walked away from a work detail in the Alexandria area. Authorities say 31-year-old Terrell Jerrod Bryant fled Wednesday. He had been serving time for a narcotics conviction. The sheriff's office says Bryant is about... more »
  • Authorities investigate student being slapped

    October 2, 2012 9:17 AM

    BASTROP, La. (AP) - Morehouse Parish Schools and the Bastrop Police Department are investigating reports that a Bastrop High School teacher slapped a 17-year-old student with cerebral palsy. April Lee, the mother of student, tells The News-Star she was told by another teacher and a case management worker that her... more »
  • Authorities seek man in triple killing in Larto

    August 21, 2012 9:11 AM

    LARTO, La. (AP) - A manhunt is under way for a man suspected in the shooting deaths of three people near Larto. Catahoula Parish Sheriff James Kelly said authorities are looking for Lee John Ponthieux Jr., 42, of Larto, identified as a suspect in the slayings of John Ellard Jr.,... more »
  • Authorities think BB gun fired at Caddo school bus

    February 9, 2012 10:54 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Authorities in Caddo Parish believe a BB gun was fired at a Caddo Parish school bus. Nobody was hurt in the Thursday morning incident. There was some minor damage reported to a window. A Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office employee who declined to give his name said... more »
  • Authorities trying to determine cause of fish kill

    August 15, 2011 9:27 AM

    BOGALUSA, La. (AP) - Authorities are investigating what triggered a fish kill on the Pearl River near Bogalusa. WWL-TV ( reported that agencies from Louisiana and Mississippi are trying to find out where a dark liquid on the river came from. It appears to be from a pipeline a few... more »
  • Mexican authorities seize 105 tons of marijuana

    October 18, 2010 10:23 PM

    TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - Mexican security forces seized at least 105 tons of U.S.-bound marijuana in the border city of Tijuana on Monday, by far the biggest pot bust in the country in recent years. Soldiers and police grabbed the drugs in pre-dawn raids in three neighborhoods after police arrested... more »
  • Authorities say Pit Bull should Die

    October 7, 2010 10:24 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office is asking a judge to order a pit bull killed after its unprovoked attack on a 12-year-old Larose boy last week. The boy's mother also wants the dog to be put to death because of the injuries it inflicted and the... more »
  • Italian Authorities Investigating Top Officials of the Vatican Bank

    September 21, 2010 12:59 PM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Italian authorities seized euro23 million ($30.18 million) from a Vatican bank account Tuesday and said they have begun investigating top officials of the Vatican bank in connection with a money laundering probe. The Vatican said it was "perplexed and surprised" by the investigation. Italian financial police... more »
  • Charlie Sheen Reaches Agreement With Authorities

    June 1, 2010 11:13 PM

    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Charlie Sheen has reached an agreement with authorities in Colorado over domestic violence allegations involving his wife, a prosecutor said Tuesday. The agreement was confirmed by Chief Deputy District Attorney Arnold Mordkin, who declined to disclose details. Brooke Mueller Sheen's lawyer, Yale Galanter, also confirmed a... more »
  • Acadia Parish Authorities Searching For Sex Offender

    March 11, 2010 4:10 PM

    Authorities in Acadia Parish are asking for the public's help in locating 38-year-old John Allen Arceneaux of Rayne. According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon, Arceneaux who is a registered sex offender, failed to contact the Sheriff's Office when he changed his location of residence. Earlier this week... more »
  • UPDATE: Acadia Parish Authorities Apprehend Escaped Inmate

    March 3, 2010 5:41 PM

    UPDATE: Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon stated that at approximately 4:30 p.m. today Steven Dietz was captured at a motel in Beaumont, Texas. According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon several law enforcement agencies met at the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office early this morning in an effort to re-capture Steven... more »
  • Check Point: St. Landry Parish

    February 24, 2010 12:53 PM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Department will be conducting an Impaired Driver Checkpoint in St. Landry Parish on Saturday, February 27, 2010 between the hours of 9 PM and 2 AM. The Sheriff's Department will be assisted by other agencies at the Checkpoint. The purpose of the checkpoint is... more »
  • Authorities Recover Over $70,000 During Routine Traffic Stop

    January 28, 2010 4:41 PM

    We have fought the illegal drug activity of this city for the past 7 plus years and we will continue to fight it under this administration," stated Chief of Police K.P. Gibson. These comments come after members of the narcotics unit recovered just over $71,000 in suspected drug money during... more »
  • Authorities Investigate A Shooting In Jeanerette

    January 27, 2010 12:33 PM

    Sheriff David A. Naquin advises that on January 26, 2010 at 7:11 pm the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office was called to Jeanerette Police Department in reference to a victim, Kenneth McFarlin 45 yoa of 149 Fortier Circle, Jeanerette being shot in the arm while running from his residence during... more »
  • Reward Increased For The Capture Of Jamaal Diggs

    January 22, 2010 5:23 PM

    The reward has been increased for help finding a murder suspect out of Vermilion Parish. Jamaal Diggs is wanted in connection with the death of D'Jacqney Mitchell back in December. Diggs has been on the run since then. Police say they heard last week he was in Virginia and... more »
  • St. Martin Authorities Investigate First Murder In 2010

    January 18, 2010 1:21 PM

    St. Martin parish officials are investigating their first murder of the the year. The shooting happened over the weekend in the Breaux Bridge High School parking lot. Authorities believe the shooting was a result of an altercation over drugs. 21-year-old Hilton Noel was shot several times and was pronounced... more »
  • Authorities investigate death of Welsh man

    November 20, 2009 10:17 AM

    On November 19, 2009 at approximately 23:00 hrs, Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Deputies, LA State Police, and Roanoke Fire Department responded to a truck in the ditch near LA 1126 and S Main Road, south of Roanoke, LA. Upon arrival, first responders found the vehicle and also found the driver... more »
  • Acadia Crime Stoppers: Kwik Stop Burglary

    November 18, 2009 11:58 AM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish is asking for the public's assistance to identify the 3 Suspects who committed a Commercial Burglary in the early morning hours of Monday November 9, 2009. The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office needs your help to identify the suspects who broke into the Kwik Stop... more »
  • Latham Dead After Shoot-Out

    September 26, 2009 3:03 AM

    According to State Police, the hunt for Jonathan Latham has ended in a shoot-out. The 34-year-old was shot at a home near Breaux Bridge late Friday, following attacks in Iberia and Vermilion parishes. State Police spokesman Sgt. David Anderson said St. Martin Parish deputies went to the home... more »
  • Iberia Parish Manhunt: Authorities Search for Jonathan Latham

    September 25, 2009 10:57 AM

    Iberia Parish Deputies responded to a 911 call at 6:52am on Fremin Road from an 11-year-old girl who told Deputies that her grandfather was dead. When Deputies arrived they found the brown honda in the driveway that had been stolen from the Thursday night case in Vermilion Parish and discovered... more »

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