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  • Teen Inmate Death in Iberia Ruled Suicide

    October 26, 2014 1:08 PM

    An inmate being held in the Iberia Parish Jail committed suicide Saturday, according to Sheriff Louis Ackal. The inmate, a 16-year-old-male, was found hanged in his cell after a routine check at approximately 11:53 p.m. Sheriff Ackal says, the inmate was transported to a local hospital by Acadian Ambulance... more »
  • 2 stabbed to death outside Texas skating rink

    August 16, 2014 1:46 PM

    GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) - Two people were stabbed to death and several were wounded in a fight early Saturday outside a North Texas roller skating rink, officials said. Greenville city spokeswoman Autumn Barton said nobody had been arrested yet, and that police were trying to determine who was responsible for... more »
  • 1 stabbed to death, 7 shot, injured in New Orleans

    July 20, 2014 11:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It's been a bloody weekend in New Orleans, with two people killed and seven wounded - two of them in critical condition. Police say the dead are a 58-year-old woman who was stabbed Sunday morning in the Treme neighborhood and an 18-year-old man who was shot... more »
  • Man pleads guilty in Bayou Blue death

    July 12, 2014 3:21 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A Houma man will spend life in prison after pleading guilty to killing a former neighbor. The Houma Courier reports that 38-year-old Cody Callais pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday in the death of 68-year-old Rickie Samanie of Bayou Blue. Samanie was found dead Jan. 21... more »
  • Driver accused in triathlete's death indicted

    May 25, 2014 5:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An Orleans Parish grand jury has indicted the driver in a fatal crash that killed a triathlete in eastern New Orleans. The New Orleans Advocate reports Howard Vidrine was charged with one count of negligent homicide in the death of Frank Guinn, a firefighter from Atlanta;... more »
  • Death in hot jail cell highlights national issue

    May 17, 2014 12:54 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The case of a mentally ill homeless veteran who died in a 100-degree Rikers Island jail cell starkly illustrates the dangers of extreme heat in lockups, an issue facing prisons across the nation as the inmate population gets older and more heavily medicated - and more... more »
  • State Fire Marshal Investigate Death Hammond Man

    April 5, 2014 2:22 PM

    Hammond, LA - Late Friday, State Fire Marshal investigators were called upon to assist local officials with determining the cause of a fire that claimed the life of a 74 year old Hammond resident. Just before 8:30 p.m. Friday, Hammond firefighters were dispatched to 508 Phoenix Square after a... more »
  • Jury clears Union schools in student's 2010 death

    March 29, 2014 4:20 PM

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district court jury has found Union Parish Schools not responsible in the 2010 death of a Farmerville High School football player. The News-Star reports the panel voted 10-2 Friday in the case. A Farmerville High School sophomore, 15-year-old Kebrion Morgan, died Sept 5, 2010,... more »
  • Court confirms death sentence in India gang rape

    March 13, 2014 7:41 AM

    NEW DELHI (AP) - A New Delhi court has confirmed the death penalty imposed by a lower court to four men convicted for the gang rape and murder of a young woman on a bus in December 2012. A special fast track court had sentenced the men in September, saying... more »
  • Family Mourns After Fiance & Father is Murdered

    October 13, 2013 9:15 PM

    The Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder near Mamou. It happened before 5:00 Saturday afternoon on Reeton School Road off LA 13. Detectives say one person was shot and later died at the hospital. Saturday afternoon, Crystal Reed's life changed forever. Deputies knocking on her front... more »
  • Man shot to death in Kenner

    August 26, 2013 9:05 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Kenner police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead. Sgt. Brian McGregor says police responded to a call of gunshots and a man down Sunday morning in the 1900 block of Roosevelt Boulevard. McGregor says 24-year-old Derrick Garner was pronounced dead on arrival at... more »
  • Marrero man indicted in Toddler's death

    July 12, 2013 10:05 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Jefferson Parish grand jury has indicted a 23-year-old Marrero man in the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter, who authorities say suffered a bite on her back and a skull fracture before she died. The Times-Picayune reports Cyril Jones was charged with second-degree murder and... more »
  • Man faces murder charge in toddler's death

    May 23, 2013 8:38 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A 24-year-old man has been arrested, accused in the death of his girlfriend's 20-month-old son. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says Emmanuel Hernandez, a Mexican National, was booked late Tuesday after being transferred from the custody of immigration officials. The sheriff's office says Hernandez lived with... more »
  • Man convicted in Ponchatoula stabbing death

    May 17, 2013 8:47 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - A Tangipahoa Parish jury has convicted a 33-year-old Springfield man of second-degree murder and aggravated burglary in the stabbing death of 65-year-old Rube Rogers, of Ponchatoula. The Advocate reports Eric Maurer was accused of killing the man who raised him and then fleeing with his real... more »
  • Man arrested in death of 18-month-old

    April 18, 2013 8:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge man has been arrested, accused in the Monday death of an 18-month-old child. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Willie Stone, the boyfriend of the child's mother, faces a charge of first-degree murder. Detectives booked him Wednesday after the... more »
  • Irish doctors seek new abortion law after a death

    November 15, 2012 10:31 AM

    DUBLIN (AP) - Pressure is mounting in Ireland for the government to draft a law spelling out when life-saving abortions can be performed following the death in the hospital of a pregnant woman who was denied an abortion. Thousands have rallied in London, Dublin, Cork and Galway in memory of... more »
  • Community Mourns Crossing Guard's Death

    September 6, 2012 6:23 PM

    The community of Vidrine in Evangeline Parish is mourning the after 60-year-old Reserve Deputy John Granger of Reddell was struck by a car this morning. This all happening near Vidrine Elementary at the intersection of LA-10 and Tiger Lane. Troopers say a vehicle turning onto LA-10 was broadsided and... more »
  • Feds close Central Valley slaughterhouse

    August 21, 2012 9:35 AM

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators have shut down a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving undercover video showing dairy cows, some unable to walk, being repeatedly shocked and shot before being killed. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which buys beef for the school lunch program and inspects meat facilities, suspended... more »
  • Arkansas Man Sentenced to Death in Officer's Death

    July 28, 2012 2:55 PM

    PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) - A judge has sentenced an Arkansas man to death for killing a police officer who was pleading for his life. Prosecutor Scott Ellington says a Greene County judge on Saturday read the sentence for 38-year-old Jerry Lard. The jury had recommended the death sentence. Lard was... more »
  • Trial of man charged in infant's death to start

    July 23, 2012 5:52 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The long-delayed murder trial of a Shreveport man charged with beating his infant daughter to death is expected to begin Monday. The Times reports jury selection in the capital murder trial of 24-year-old Samuel Jordan is expected to take a week. Jordan was arrested in December... more »
  • 4 arrested after Lake Charles man's death

    July 16, 2012 11:14 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Four arrests have been made in connection with the death of an 83-year-old Lake Charles man. The victim was John LeBleu, who police said was killed during a robbery at his apartment on Thursday. Police said 38-year-old John J. Landry III, a resident of the... more »
  • Vidalia teen sought in stepfather's death

    July 16, 2012 11:10 AM

    VIDALIA, La. (AP) - Concordia Parish officials say they are looking for a teenager suspected in the shooting death of his stepfather. The 15-year-old, who was not identified because of his age, reportedly fled the scene of the crime on foot. The victim, who was shot in the abdomen and... more »
  • Pineville Company Cited for Worker's Death

    July 11, 2012 10:44 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Federal regulators have cited a Pineville general contracting company for alleged workplace safety violations stemming from an employee's death. The Town Talk reports ( ) that the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommended a $4,900 penalty for Migues Deloach Company. Jonathan Kyle West, a... more »
  • Houma man's family seeks answers in his death

    June 13, 2012 9:34 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Family members of a man who died after a weekend fight with police in a Houma Wal-Mart say they have met with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office to discuss the investigation into his death. The dead man was 41-year-old Randolph Bonvillian Jr. of Houma. Police said... more »
  • Videos May Hold Clues in Strip Club Dancer's Death

    June 10, 2012 7:52 PM

    A Mississippi sheriff's investigator hopes surveillance video from Bourbon Street in New Orleans will provide clues about the death of a strip club dancer whose dismembered body washed ashore on the Gulf Coast. Hancock County Chief Investigator Glen Grannon said Sunday that 22-year-old Jaren Lockhart reported for work Tuesday night... more »
  • Boyfriend indicted in death of boy

    May 31, 2012 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 24-year-old Baton Rouge man has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the Oct. 23 beating death of his girlfriend's 1-year-old son. If convicted as charged, Randy Demond Parker would face either life in prison or death by lethal injection. Police say Parker,... more »
  • Woman booked in husband's death

    May 18, 2012 9:40 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Hammond Police have booked a woman with second-degree murder in the death of her husband. Lt. Vincent Giannobile tells The Advocate officers found 45-year-old Jermaine C. Williams dead in the couple's home Thursday morning. Giannobile said Williams was found in the bedroom with what appeared to... more »
  • Man found guilty in wife's death

    May 18, 2012 9:09 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Rapides Parish jury has convicted a Tioga man of second-degree murder of his wife, who was shot to death in May 2010. The Town Talk reports the jury of nine women and three men deliberated 50 minutes before finding Joseph Anton Chehardy Jr. guilty. Authorities... more »
  • Couple pleads guilty in toddler's death

    May 11, 2012 9:08 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A couple scheduled to stand trial in the 2007 fatal beating of the woman's 16-month-old daughter have pleaded guilty to lesser charges. A West Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Jeremy Jordan and Shaelsie Jason in November 2010 on counts of principal to second-degree murder... more »
  • Relatives Sue School Over Girl's Hanging Death

    May 5, 2012 1:44 PM

    Two women are suing a Louisiana school because they say officials didn't stop persistent bullying that led the girl to hang herself from the football bleachers in March. The Advocate reports that ( ) the lawsuit was filed Thursday by relatives of 17-year-old Tesa Middlebrook, a Pointe Coupee Central... more »
  • Man indicted in 2010 death of Pineville woman

    April 30, 2012 8:16 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Rapides Parish grand jury has indicted the 30-year-old Pineville man in the death of Amanda Lee Stroud, whose body was found in Kincaid Lake in January 2010. The Town Talk reports Reginald Deron LaCour faces a charge of second-degree murder. A fisherman spotted Stroud's body... more »
  • Woman faces murder charge in death

    April 27, 2012 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge woman accused of shooting a man in February, stealing his bike, riding a few blocks and then fatally shooting another man has been indicted on murder and attempted murder charges. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged 29-yeaer-old... more »
  • More pretrial issues in 12-year-old's death

    April 26, 2012 10:06 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - Unresolved pretrial issues could mean more delays in the case of Brian Horn, charged with first-degree murder in the 2010 death of a 12-year-old boy from DeSoto Parish. At a hearing Wednesday, Judge Robert Burgess granted defense and prosecution attorneys new deadlines for briefs concerning a... more »
  • Coroner rules out stun gun in suspect's death

    April 26, 2012 8:58 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish coroner says the February death of a Donaldsonville man shot twice with stun guns was cocaine related. Dr. John Fraiche tells The Advocate the cause of death for 30-year-old Charmin Bennett of Donaldsonville was listed as "excited delirium due to acute cocaine toxicity,"... more »
  • Woman takes plea deal in toddler's death

    April 18, 2012 7:30 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 29-year-old woman facing prosecution in the death of her 2-year-old godchild has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. The Advocate reports Shantell Watts Donahue and her husband, 29-year-old Terrell Devon Donahue, both of Gonzales, were indicted in May on charges of first-degree murder... more »
  • Man found shot to death in driveway

    April 16, 2012 7:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating the shooting death of a 29-year-old man. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely says Brandon Harris died early Sunday morning of multiple gunshot wounds. The Advocate reports Harris was found dead in his driveway. Police have not identified a motive or a suspect.
  • Police probe shooting death of real estate agent

    April 4, 2012 10:40 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The death of a Terrebonne Parish real estate agent, at first believed to be suicide, will be further investigated because of suspicious circumstances, Houma police say. The Courier reports that Russell Soulet, 47, of Bourg, La., was found Sunday morning inside an abandoned Houma building he... more »
  • Man found guilty in death

    April 2, 2012 8:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Jurors deliberated less than an hour before unanimously finding Franklin Meredith Jr. guilty in the 2010 rape and murder of a 29-year-old Zachary woman whose body was found in Monte Sano Bayou. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish jury of five women and... more »
  • La. man arrested in Miss. shooting death

    April 2, 2012 8:30 AM

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - A Franklin County man is dead and a Louisiana man behind bars following a shooting in Natchez. The Natchez Democrat reports the victim, 41-year-old Cleveland Ezell Wilson of Roxie was killed by gunfire shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday. Natchez Interim Police Chief Danny White says police... more »
  • Man indicted on murder charge in wife's death

    March 30, 2012 10:01 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A 44-year-old Woodworth man has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge by a Rapides Parish grand jury in the October 2011 death of his wife. Donald Pickney, originally was charged in a bill of information with manslaughter, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 40... more »
  • Man acquitted of shooting death of 3-year-old

    March 28, 2012 10:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man accused of second-degree murder for leaving an unattended gun that killed a 3-year-old-boy has been acquitted. The defense contended that Brashaun Blue was shot in the face in November 2010 after finding the gun in a couch. Tyrone Brown was his caretaker that night... more »
  • Manslaughter verdict upheld in Natchitoches death

    March 27, 2012 8:34 AM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of Shawn Shelton, a former police officer convicted of the killing of a 19-year-old Winnfield man in Natchitoches. The conviction and sentence were previously upheld by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal in Lake Charles. Natchitoches Parish District... more »
  • Man stabbed to death by estranged girlfriend

    March 26, 2012 9:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating the stabbing death of a man following a domestic dispute. Police spokesman Garry Flot tells The Times-Picayune the 39-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died at a nearby hospital Sunday. Flot says 31-year-old Monica Pollard was booked with second-degree... more »
  • Lake Charles Woman Held in Husband's Death

    March 25, 2012 1:53 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Calcasieu Parish judge has ordered a mental evaluation for a Lake Charles woman charged with second-degree murder of her husband. Judge Clayton Davis stopped a motions hearing Friday and said nothing more would be heard until the examination of 52-year-old Darlene Sias was completed,... more »
  • Hearing in Lafayette beating death moved to April

    March 23, 2012 9:36 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A hearing for two suspects in the October 2010 death of a Louisiana-Lafayette student at an off-campus home has been continued to late April. The Advertiser report an Trahan and Wayland Guillory, who have both pleaded not guilty to one count of second-degree murder and one... more »
  • Death penalty off table in Dutchtown slaying

    March 13, 2012 10:46 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Prosecutors in Ascension Parish say they have decided not to seek the death penalty against a man accused in a 22-year-old kidnapping, rape and slaying of an 18-year-old Dutchtown woman. The Advocate reports prosecutors agreed Monday to reduce a first-degree murder charge against 56-year-old Tolbert Morris... more »
  • Teenage boy stabbed to death in Dorseyville

    March 9, 2012 11:20 AM

    DORSEYVILLE, La. (AP) - Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says a 15-year-old boy was fatally stabbed on a residential street in Dorseyville, a small Assumption Parish community between Belle Rose and Paincourtville. Waguespack tells The Advocate deputies received a call just after 6 p.m. Thursday about the stabbing. He says... more »
  • No gun found on man shot to death by police

    March 9, 2012 8:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police chief Ronal Serpas says a 20-year-old man who was fatally shot by an officer as police executed a narcotics search warrant appears to have been unarmed. The shooting happened Wednesday night at a New Orleans residence. Serpas met with reporters Thursday. Serpas identified... more »
  • Tot's shooting death ruled an accident

    March 7, 2012 8:19 AM

    FLUKER, La. (AP) - Tangipahoa sheriff's deputies say an investigation into the shooting death of a 2-year-old boy has shown it was accidental. Deputies tell The Advocate some children were playing with a loaded weapon Monday night at a home in Fluker when the gun discharged. The child's name or... more »
  • 2 wanted in Baton Rouge shooting death

    March 7, 2012 7:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say two people are wanted in the death of a 25-year-old man who was shot during an apparent drug deal. Police tell The Advocate that arrest warrants have been issued for 23-year-old Lashonda Sanford and a 17-year-old. They face charges of first-degree... more »
  • Supreme Court Says Storm Death Files Can Be Secret

    March 4, 2012 3:21 PM

    The Louisiana Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by two news organizations to examine the files of a state investigation into allegations that doctors at a New Orleans hospital euthanized patients in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In a 4-3 decision issued Friday, the high court said the files concerning... more »
  • Shreveport Man Gets Life for Infant's Death

    February 14, 2012 10:10 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old Shreveport man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his infant son. Grady Thornton was convicted last week of second-degree murder for the killing of his 3-month-old son, Terrell. The Times ( ) reported that Thornton was sentenced Monday... more »
  • Early Morning Fight Leaves One Dead

    February 4, 2012 8:07 AM

    A 19 year old male is dead after suffering several stab wounds in a fight early Saturday morning. Just after two o'clock, Lafayette Police Officers working in the parking lot of Café Habana City, located in the 900 block of Bertrand Drive, responded to a fight in front of... more »
  • Woman indicted in death of husband

    February 3, 2012 9:33 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Calcasieu Parish grand jury has indicted a Lake Charles woman on a count of second-degree murder in the December slaying of her husband, 62-year-old Joseph Sias. The indictment was returned Thursday. The American Press reports 52-year-old Darlene Sias was arrested on Dec. 22 at... more »
  • Woman given 12-year term in toddler's death

    January 25, 2012 10:37 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A state judge has sentenced a Walker woman to 12 years in prison following her manslaughter conviction in the death of her 15-month-old daughter. District Attorney Scott Perrilloux tells The Advocate in a news release that 29-year-old Johnnie Garner pleaded guilty to the crime Oct. 24.... more »
  • Couple indicted in death of son

    January 20, 2012 10:13 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Marrero couple was indicted with second-degree murder in the death of their 4-month-old son. A grand jury returned the indictment against 24-year-old Lameeka McKinney and 26-year-old Robert L. Scott III on Thursday. Authorities say the child died from severe dehydration and overall neglect, as shown... more »
  • Woman shot to death in Jefferson

    January 10, 2012 10:52 AM

    JEFFERSON, La. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a Jefferson Parish woman. Col. John Fortunato, a department spokesman for the sheriff's office, says a man walked into Ochsner Medical Center about 2:25 a.m. Tuesday and reported that he had found a woman, who appeared to have been... more »
  • Man gets 20 years in death of toddler

    January 6, 2012 10:39 AM

    DERIDDER, La. (AP) - A DeRidder man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the 2008 death of a toddler. Clarence Taylor pleaded guilty to manslaughter as part of an agreement with prosecutors. State District Judge C. Kerry Anderson sentenced Taylor Thursday. He had initially been charged with... more »
  • DHH Warns Improperly Using a 'Neti Pot' Could Kill You

    December 6, 2011 7:53 PM

    Many of us suffer from sinus problems and will do just about anything to clear them up. A popular over-the-counter method is a Neti Pot. It's been around for years, but state health officials are now warning people about its dangers after two recent deaths in Louisiana. . People... more »
  • Lake Charles Family Blames Girl's Suicide on Bullying

    October 31, 2011 11:58 PM

    Hannah Pauley was a typical teenager. By all accounts, she was athletic, popular and always had a smile on her face. Looking now at the collages of photographs that were on display at his daughter's wake, Len Pauley now realizes her smile was masking the torment. "She was bullied,"... more »
  • Family files lawsuit in 2010 student hayride death

    October 7, 2011 8:29 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - State higher education officials, Nicholls State University and a fraternity are being sued over last year's death of a Nicholls student who fell from a homecoming hayride. The lawsuit filed by the family of 19-year-old Nathan Trepagnier says the student fell from a trailer last year... more »
  • Man pleads guilty in off-duty officer's death

    September 21, 2011 6:44 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty and will serve less than three years in prison for punching and killing an off-duty Gretna police officer on Bourbon Street last summer. The Times Picayune reports that Joshua Miner pleaded guilty Tuesday to manslaughter in the death of 28-year-old... more »
  • Man convicted in woman's beating death

    September 19, 2011 9:16 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A jury deliberated for about an hour before returning a unanimous guilty verdict in the second-degree murder trial of Louis Joseph George, who was accused in the 1989 attack that left a woman lingering in a 12-year coma until her death in 2001. George now faces... more »
  • Police: Bike in Roadway Blamed for Officer's Death

    September 9, 2011 6:54 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - State police investigators say a fatal accident involving a Ball police officer traveling almost 90 mph was caused by a bicycle lying in the road. Officer Russell A. "Roscoe" George died in a crash early on the morning of June 26 on U.S. Highway 165 in... more »
  • Ex-day-care worker charged in death

    September 1, 2011 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has indicted a former Baker day-care worker on a second-degree murder charge in the October death of a 2-month-old infant. The Advocate reports Wednesday's indictment of 23-year-old Ashley Rene Reifer came six months after the doctor who performed... more »
  • Teenager Dies in Crash

    July 23, 2011 10:16 AM

    On July 21, 2011, at approximately 10:30 p.m., troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle crash on Foreman Road near Trahan Road in Beauregard Parish that claimed the life of a 19-year-old woman from Longville. Investigating troopers report that a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer driven by... more »
  • Relatives Speak Out About Police Shooting Death in New Orleans

    July 13, 2011 10:36 PM

    Relatives of the New Iberia man shot and killed on Bourbon Street last Sunday are speaking out about the incident, saying they believe there's more to the story and asking for justice for his death. 25-year-old Justin Schaubert was fatally shot early Sunday morning by New Orleans Police after... more »
  • Name Released in Fatal Domestic Dispute

    July 3, 2011 1:14 PM

    The Lafayette Police Department has released the name of the man who died of a gunshot wound. Forty-nine year old Michael Davis died Saturday. Police say a domestic dispute started on Willow Street between a man and a woman. They both then got into separate cars fleeing the area.... more »
  • UPDATE: I-10 Fatal Accident

    June 19, 2011 12:30 PM

    One person is dead after a two vehicle crash on I-10 Saturday night. The accident happened near the I-10, I-49 interchange at exit 103-A around 11:00. Investigators say a vehicle was traveling west bound on I-10 and lost control, crossed the median, and struck a jeep on I-10 Eastbound... more »
  • St. Martinville man arrested in death of Catahoula man

    June 11, 2011 8:02 PM

    (St. Martinville, La.)- Shortly after 5:00 a.m. this morning, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office received a call regarding an alleged motorcycle crash off of Main Hwy., in St. Martinville, La. St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Deputies and State Police responded to the scene and upon initial investigation, it became apparent... more »
  • Should Agents Killed in Ville Platte Get Special Death Benefits

    June 10, 2011 11:20 PM

    A Louisiana lawmaker wants to make death benefits available for State employees killed in the line of duty, such as the two insurance investigators killed Tuesday in Ville Platte. There's no doubt Tuesday's double-murder suicide still weighs heavily on the small town of Ville Platte. Many residents now turning... more »
  • Terrebonne Deputies: Probe of April Death Stalled

    June 5, 2011 11:01 AM

    GIBSON, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office deputies say an investigation into the death of a 24-year-old man found face down in a Gibson waterway more than a month ago has stalled. Jamon Lutcher was found by a fisherman in late April in a canal off U.S. Highway 90.... more »
  • Woman booked in toddler's hot car death

    June 1, 2011 10:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police have arrested a woman accused of leaving a 3-year-old boy in a parked car where he died in the sweltering heat. Police say 23-year-old Genee Brumfield was booked Tuesday with negligent homicide. Police say Brumfield picked up the toddler at approximately 8 a.m.... more »
  • Boy Arrested in Burning Death of Teen

    May 20, 2011 8:01 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-old boy is facing a negligent homicide charge in the death of a 16-year-old boy who died Wednesday from injuries suffered when he was set on fire with a cigarette lighter. The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office has not releasing the name of the... more »
  • Former IceGator Passes Away

    May 15, 2011 12:26 AM

    According to the Louisiana Ice Gators' Facebook Page, former IceGator Derek Boogaard passed away yesterday. Boogaard played for the Louisiana IceGators in the 02-03 season, he was known for his physical style of play. He played for the New York Rangers in appeared in 22 games with them this... more »
  • Armed Robbery Turned Murder in Ville Platte

    May 7, 2011 11:29 PM

    A murder investigation underway in Ville Platte. According to Evangeline it all started with an armed robbery at a nail salon on West Main Street Friday night. The paper reports a man broke into the business and fired several shots, hitting the store owner who later died.... more »
  • Bin Laden Died in House Near Pakistan's Capital

    May 2, 2011 1:44 AM

    ISLAMABAD (AP) - Osama bin Laden was holed up in a two-story house 100 yards from a Pakistani military academy when four helicopters carrying U.S. anti-terror forces swooped in the early morning hours of Monday and killed him. Flames rose Monday from the building that was the apparent target of... more »
  • Landrieu Reacts to Bin Laden Death

    May 2, 2011 12:42 AM

    WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., tonight made the following statement about breaking news that the U.S. military has killed and captured terrorist Osama Bin Laden. Sen. Landrieu said: "I am proud of our men and women in uniform for this enormous achievement. This is... more »
  • Obama's Speech on Osama's Death

    May 2, 2011 12:38 AM

    THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.... more »
  • Early Morning Fatal on I-49

    April 17, 2011 1:55 PM

    An early morning accident claims the life of an Opelousas man. Just after 5am Sunday morning, a vehicle traveling south on I-49, north of Sunset, lost control, flipping over several times. The front passenger was unrestrained and was ejected from the vehicle. The passenger came to a rest in... more »
  • 3 More Storm Deaths in Ala.; 3-State Toll Now 13

    April 16, 2011 3:26 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama official says three adult family members have died when a tornado hit a home in central Alabama. Autauga County Chief Deputy Sheriff Joe Sedinger tells The Associated Press the three were killed late Friday night in the Boone's Chapel community of the county, about... more »
  • Convicted Killer Threatens Jury, Faces Death

    March 27, 2011 11:38 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A 28-year-old Jefferson Parish man convicted of killing a store clerk in 2005 opted to take the stand during the sentencing phase of his trial and he told the jury he'd like to kill them all. He told one juror he wanted to cut his head... more »
  • New developments in the investigation of the death of Mitch Jackson

    March 17, 2011 9:47 AM

    New developments in the investigation of the death of a man whose body was found last week in the Vermilion river. A private investigator is now digging up information on Mitch Jackson, the man who was involved in a hit and run accident and found dead about a week later.
  • Japan Quake-Tsunami Death Toll Likely Over 10,000

    March 13, 2011 10:50 AM

    TAGAJO, Japan (AP) - People across a devastated swath of Japan suffered for a third day Sunday without water, electricity and proper food, as the country grappled with the enormity of a massive earthquake and tsunami that left more than 10,000 people dead in one area alone. Japan's prime minister... more »
  • $2.5M Bond Upheld for Teen Held in Parent's Deaths

    March 13, 2011 10:27 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A state district judge says bond will remain at $2.5 million for a teenager charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of his parents, who were shot in their West Monroe home in September. The News-Star in Monroe reports that Judge Daniel Ellender said Dalton Fletcher... more »
  • Stepmother charged in child's death

    January 25, 2011 8:09 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A Bossier City woman being held on negligent homicide charges in the death of her 5-year-old stepdaughter has seen the charge upgraded to first-degree murder. On Tuesday, Bossier Parish Undersheriff Doyle Dempsey said the charges were upgraded because his investigators feel Catherine Murray Lowe intended... more »
  • Geological Scientist Discusses Bird Deaths

    January 5, 2011 10:49 PM

    South Louisiana can be added to the growing list of places to report massive bird deaths, but what does it all mean? KATC's Maddie Garrett sat down with geological scientists to find the answers. Dr. Wylie Barrow is the expert when it comes to migratory birds in South Louisiana.... more »
  • Man Indicted in Death of 15-year-old LaPlace Girl

    January 4, 2011 8:04 AM

    EDGARD, La. (AP) - A St. John the Baptist Parish grand jury has indicted Earnest Joseph III in the death of a 15-year-old LaPlace girl. District Attorney Tom Daley says that the second-degree murder charge was returned Monday. Joseph is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 12. The 27-year-old Joseph is... more »
  • 19-year-old booked in Claiborne official's death

    December 21, 2010 8:06 PM

    HOMER, La. (AP) - A Haynesville teenager has been booked with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Claiborne Parish Police Juror Brian "Butch" Bays. Sheriff Ken Bailey told The Times that 19-year-old Donte Fielding was arrested Friday night and held at the Claiborne Parish Detention Center on a weapons... more »
  • Jury convicts 3 officers in post-Katrina death

    December 9, 2010 9:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury on Thursday convicted three current or former New Orleans police officers but acquitted two others in the death of a man during Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath. The jury of seven women and five men on convicted former officer David Warren of manslaughter in... more »
  • Arrest made in beating death of LaPlace girl

    December 8, 2010 9:26 PM

    LAPLACE, La. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a 27-year-old man as a suspect in the weekend death of a teenage girl in LaPlace. The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office says U.S. Marshals captured Earnest Joseph III Wednesday afternoon in Gulfport, Miss., shortly after St. John Sheriff Wayne Jones announced a... more »
  • Update: Arrest After Woman found dead in Moss Bluff home

    December 6, 2010 12:53 PM

    MOSS BLUFF, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a 48-year-old Moss Bluff woman. Sheriff Tony Mancuso tells The American Press that a man called authorities at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and told dispatchers that he killed his wife. Mancuso said deputies responding to the... more »
  • Man's Death Being Investigated in Grant Parish

    November 30, 2010 9:06 AM

    MONTGOMERY, La. (AP) - The Grant Parish Sheriff's Office has opened an investigation into the death of a man whose body was found about 10 miles south of Montgomery. The remains were located near a burned vehicle that had been discovered by a hunter earlier on Friday. The identity of... more »
  • 4 teens arrested in Norco woman's beating death

    November 29, 2010 9:55 PM

    NORCO, La. (AP) - Four teenagers have been arrested in the death of a 78-year-old Norco woman who apparently was killed in a robbery attempt. St. Charles Parish sheriff's spokesman, Capt. Patrick Yoes, says two 16-year-old boys were booked Monday with first-degree murder in the slaying of Mary N. Mule... more »
  • 4 Indicted in Death of Baton Rouge Teen

    November 11, 2010 7:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three men and a 16-year-old boy have been indicted in the July 18 shooting death of a Baton Rouge teenager outside his home. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged 24-year-old Warren Jackson, stepbrothers Derrick Hughes and Christopher Phillip Armstead, both 19, and a... more »
  • 2 Indicted in Death of 16-Month-Old Girl

    November 11, 2010 7:49 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted an Addis man and a Baton Rouge woman as principals to second-degree murder in the 2007 beating death of the woman's 16-month-old daughter. A state judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for the child's mother, Shaelsie Jason, who is currently... more »

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