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  • Florida woman found dead with arrows in head

    November 30, 2014 5:12 PM

    MARY ESTHER, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man told police he shot his mother with a gun and a bow-and-arrow and then stabbed her Sunday because he claimed she "stole his diamonds and also gave his father cancer," authorities said. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office received a call at 2:48... more »
  • 42-year-old found in Broussard vehicle fire

    November 15, 2014 5:43 PM

    A 42-year-old male was found dead in a car after it caught on fire in Broussard last night. Investigators with the Lafayette Police Department responded to a vehicle fire in the 100 block of Bryce Street at 8 p.m. Friday. They discovered the body of an unidentified man... more »
  • Tree disease found in Union Parish

    November 8, 2014 2:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Researchers at the LSU AgCenter say laurel wilt, a devastating disease for many Louisiana trees in the Lauraceae family, has been found in sassafras trees in Union Parish. LSU's Raj Singh says the disease is caused by a fungus that clogs a tree's water-conducting tissue.... more »
  • Female Body Found Along Bayou Teche

    November 1, 2014 2:30 PM

    Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found in Iberia Parish. Witnesses say the body was found just after 12 noon Saturday in the Bayou Teche. Major Ryan Turner with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office confirms that a deceased female was found on Indest Street and Front Street... more »
  • Man's body found in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward

    September 28, 2014 2:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police say a man was shot to death Saturday night in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward. Investigators tell WWL-TV the 26-year-old man was found at the intersection of North Villere and Egania streets at about 6:30 p.m. His identity has not been released. Police say the... more »
  • Young Woman Missing from Youngsville Area Found

    September 21, 2014 9:58 PM

    Meranda Lee Williamson was found Sunday, September 21. The 24-year-old went missing Saturday afternoon, and was last seen near Kart Ranch in Youngsville. Williamson is described as a white female with blue eyes and red hair past her shoulders. She is 5'4" tall and weighs about 120 pounds.... more »
  • 4 bodies found floating off South Florida coast

    August 24, 2014 2:34 PM

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - The Coast Guard says four people have been found dead off the South Florida coast. Officials say two males were found floating in the water around 10 a.m. Sunday off Hollywood. The Coast Guard responded and later found another male and a female. A search is... more »
  • Police: Woman found after jumping from vehicle

    August 9, 2014 2:01 PM

    ECORSE, Mich. (AP) - Police say an 18-year-old Michigan woman who went missing after reporting she'd stopped to check on a person lying in a rural roadside ditch was found alive more than 16 hours later after jumping from a slow-moving vehicle. Ecorse police Cpl. Chris Trevino tells the Detroit... more »
  • Body of missing girl, 12, found in St James Parish

    July 6, 2014 8:20 PM

    VACHERIE, La. (AP) - St. James Parish Sheriff Willy Martin said he has found the body of a 12-year-old missing girl, and her mother's fiance is now considered a suspect. Talaija Dorsey probably died about the time she was reported missing Tuesday morning, Martin said. He said he found her... more »
  • Gary police officer found shot dead in patrol car

    July 6, 2014 7:38 PM

    GARY, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say they have a person of interest in custody after a Gary police officer was found shot to death in his patrol car. Police Chief Wade Ingram Jr. told the Post-Tribune the person was taken into custody hours after Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield was found dead... more »
  • Man convicted of killing 2; bodies found in trunk

    June 28, 2014 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge man has been convicted in the 2011 drug-related slaying of a woman and her boyfriend. The Advocate reports 33-year-old Patrick James Ramirez will face a mandatory term of life in prison when state District Judge Mike Erwin sentences him July 17. Jaydee... more »
  • Missing St. Martinville Teen Found

    May 24, 2014 9:22 PM

    The St. Martinville Police Department has located missing teen Sidney Landry. Landry, 15, was reported missing yesterday. At that time, she was last seen leaving her home with a back pack. The St. Martinville Police would like thank everyone who assisted with this matter.
  • Two missing children found after custody order revised

    May 17, 2014 1:18 PM

    Lafayette deputies have located two missing children after a child custody order was revised Thursday, May 15, 2014. 8-year-old Bryanna Naquin and 5-year-old Mason Naquin were found in good health in the New Orleans area. Care of the children has been turned over to the grandparents in compliance with... more »
  • Autopsies done on 7 Utah babies found in garage

    April 20, 2014 3:45 PM

    PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) - The Utah State Medical Examiner's Office has completed autopsies of seven infants found in cardboard boxes in a woman's garage, but it is unclear when the results will be released. Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts said Friday the medical examiner will review the... more »
  • 10 more bodies found inside sunken ferry by divers

    April 19, 2014 9:02 PM

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship following three days of failure and frustration caused... more »
  • Dead man found dangling from exhaust system at Marrero store

    April 19, 2014 3:44 PM

    MARRERO, La ( - Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office say a man was found dead dangling over a stove. According to authorities, employees of the store, located in the 900 block of Westwood Drive, say they found the man around 10 a.m. Saturday hanging from the exhaust system. Jefferson... more »
  • Missing Disabled LC Man Found

    April 12, 2014 3:18 PM

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office report they have found the missing disabled 67 year old Lake Charles man. Stephan Brown was found in Bossier City Friday night. The Calcasieu Sheriff's deputies say there are no apparent injuries, and he seems to be unharmed. There are no new details to... more »
  • Body Found Near Breaux Alley in New Iberia

    March 30, 2014 8:24 PM

    Iberia Sheriff Depuites were dispatched to the 1000 block of South hopkins Street near Breaux Alley Sunday morning. Upon arrival, they discovered the remains of an unidentified body. Investigators are not sure of the amount of time the body had been there, but suspect there was no foul play. ... more »
  • New bubbles found in Bayou Corne-area sinkhole

    February 26, 2014 9:39 AM

    BAYOU CORNE, La. (AP) - Authorities say state and parish agencies are testing to see whether newly discovered gas bubbles northeast of the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole are tied to the swampland hole. The Advocate reports the state Office of Conservation and contractor CB&I have taken samples of the gas bubbles... more »
  • Man found not guilty in theft of trooper's dog

    February 26, 2014 9:24 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - An East Feliciana Parish man accused of stealing a state trooper's mastiff last year was found not guilty following a bench trial. The Advocate reports state District Judge Michael Carmichael found Kyle Holmes not guilty Tuesday of misdemeanor theft after he was accused of stealing the... more »
  • Missing St. Mary Parish couple found

    January 3, 2014 8:39 AM

    An elderly St. Mary Parish couple who went missing early Thursday morning has been found safe at a St. Bernard Parish gas station. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office says Felton and Marguerite Jones were found by a St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputy around 3 a.m. near their car,... more »
  • State police: Body found struck by vehicle

    December 31, 2013 7:44 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - State police say a 27-year-old Baton Rouge man whose body was discovered in a water-filled ditch off in Livingston Parish had been struck by a pickup Sunday. Trooper Jared Sandifer says officers were called around 8:15 p.m. Sunday about a single-vehicle crash on Juban Road.... more »
  • 'Blue Dog' artist found treasures in Cajun culture

    December 16, 2013 7:05 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - "Blue Dog" painter George Rodrigue was an important figure in a generation of artists who connected to people and traditions of Louisiana's Cajun culture, professors say. Rodrigue, a native of southwest Louisiana, was 69 when he died of cancer Saturday in Houston. His family is expected... more »
  • Gonzales councilman found guilty of misdemeanor

    December 12, 2013 9:00 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Gonzales City Councilman Timothy Vessel Sr. has been convicted of misdemeanor attempted theft of utilities in a six-hour trial. The Advocate reports Judge Marilyn Lambert fined Vessel $100 plus court costs on Wednesday. If he fails to pay the fine by Feb. 12, he will have... more »
  • Dickerson found guilty of second-degree murder

    June 25, 2013 8:54 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Calcasieu Parish jury has convicted a 31-year-old man of second-degree murder in the stabbing death at a DeQuincy motel. The American Press reports a jury deliberated just over an hour Monday before finding Jon Talbert Dickerson guilty in the death of 51-year-old Darrell Schaub.... more »
  • Inmate found dead at Beauregard Parish Jail

    June 3, 2013 6:25 AM

    DERIDDER, La. (AP) - The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office says foul play is not suspected in an inmate's death. The American Press reports that a news release from Chief Deputy Joe Toler says 49-year-old David Peak was asleep when lunch was brought to his cell on Friday, and was found... more »
  • Man found fatally shot in car on I-10

    May 23, 2013 8:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating a fatal shooting on Interstate 10. Police say a man's body with multiple gunshot wounds was found inside a car Thursday morning near the I-10-U.S. Highway 90 split. Police have not identified the victim or released a motive for the slaying.
  • Ex-Monroe Councilman Arthur Gilmore found guilty

    May 17, 2013 9:05 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Former Monroe City Councilman Arthur Gilmore has been convicted of racketeering and not guilty of extortion in federal court in Shreveport. The New-Star reports U.S. District Court Judge Donald Walter, who presided over the four day trial, set sentencing for Sept. 26t. Gilmore faces up to... more »
  • Suspicious suitcase found at Superdome cleared

    April 18, 2013 8:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A suspicious suitcase left at the Superdome that prompted a shutdown of Poydras Street was found to contain miscellaneous papers. Officer Garry Flot, a department spokesman, says the unattended roller suitcase was found Wednesday just before 7 p.m. by a security guard patrolling Garage One.... more »
  • 410 pigs and 122 dogs found dead in central China

    April 17, 2013 9:22 AM

    BEIJING (AP) - Hundreds more pigs have been found dead in China - this time together with dozens of dogs. A total of 410 pigs and 122 dogs were discovered in homes and at farms earlier this week in a village that comes under Yanshi city's jurisdiction in central Henan... more »
  • Physicists say they have found a Higgs boson

    March 14, 2013 9:00 AM

    GENEVA (AP) - The search is all but over for a subatomic particle that is a crucial building block of the universe. Physicists announced Thursday they believe they have discovered the subatomic particle predicted nearly a half-century ago, which will go a long way toward explaining what gives electrons and... more »
  • State police K-9s found in shelters

    February 27, 2013 9:24 AM

    MARRERO, La. (AP) - State police are investigating how two K-9s went missing. Troopers say both dogs were found in shelters Tuesday night. The Times-Picayune reports state police released information on the two Belgian Malinois, which went missing from the Bent Tree area in Marrero. Troopers say Luke was found... more »
  • Deficient levees found across America

    January 17, 2013 3:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Inspectors taking the first-ever inventory of flood control systems overseen by the federal government have found hundreds of structures at risk of failing and endangering people and property in 37 states. Levees deemed in unacceptable condition span the breadth of America. Of those the U.S. Army... more »
  • Missing 13-year-old Utah girl found unharmed

    January 11, 2013 6:03 AM

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Police say a missing 13-year-old girl has been found unharmed, two days after disappearing in the Salt Lake City area without her shoes, coat or cellphone. Brooklyn Gittins was located late Thursday night after she called her grandmother from a Wal-Mart store in South Jordan.... more »
  • Man found dead inside car in NO neighborhood

    November 23, 2012 3:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans' homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man, whose body was found in the driver's seat of a car. Police say the victim, whose name has not been released, was discovered just before 9 a.m. Thursday. Authorities say he had been... more »
  • Man found guilty in S. Africa honeymoon slaying

    November 19, 2012 7:03 AM

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - A South African accused of being the triggerman in the 2010 honeymoon slaying of a Swedish bride has been found guilty. Judge Robert Henney gave his verdict Monday in the trial of Xolile Mngeni, arrested for the killing of 28-year-old Anni Dewani. Prosecutors say... more »
  • UPDATE: Body Found is Missing Worker from Platform Fire

    November 18, 2012 12:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Divers hired by the owner of an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that caught fire recovered a body in the waters near the site Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and the rig's owner. Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Vega said late Saturday... more »
  • US Coast Guard: Divers Found Body Near Platform

    November 17, 2012 11:07 PM

    The US Coast Guard confirmed to KATC that an unidentified body has been found in the water near the oil platform that caught fire Friday morning. A Coast Guard spokesperson says divers contracted by Black Elk Energy discovered human remains while inspecting the platform structure Saturday evening. The Coast Guard... more »
  • Miss. murder victim's car found in La. swamp

    October 25, 2012 7:25 AM

    PURVIS, Miss. (AP) - Officials have recovered the car owned by an elderly Lamar County woman who was murdered over the weekend. Sheriff Danny Rigel tells The Hattiesburg American Ada Smith's white 1993 Buick was found hidden in a swampy area near Slidell, La., at around noon Wednesday. The 95-year-old... more »
  • TX Woman's ID Found in Lavergne's Home Could Be Missing for Months

    October 16, 2012 7:50 PM

    More unanswered questions are surfacing in connection to Brandon Scott Lavergne, despite the release of all court documents in the Mickey Shunick case. One of the latest mysteries is a Texas woman's ID and wallet found at Lavergne's home during a police search. The ID is that of Madeline... more »
  • 2 bodies found in Iberville Parish identified

    September 25, 2012 8:07 AM

    PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - Iberville Parish sheriff's deputies have identified the two men found shot to death inside a vehicle in a field off La. Highway 1. Sheriff Brett Stassi tells The Advocate a motorcycle deputy found 38-year-old Ronald Anthony Harrell of Baton Rouge and 46-year-old Junius Dedrick of Ventress... more »
  • Body of missing boater found

    June 15, 2012 8:59 AM

    COLFAX, La. (AP) - Grant Parish sheriff's deputies say the body of a 69-year-old Dry Prong man was recovered from the Red River near the Colfax Recreation Area. The Town Talk reports the man was identified as Jesse B. Mercer Jr. Deputies say rough water caused Mercer to be thrown... more »
  • Mickey's Bike Found, Search Expands to Atchafalaya Basin for Clues

    May 27, 2012 10:58 PM

    A big development in the Mickey Shunick case with Lafayette Police confirming to KATC Sunday that they found Mickey's bicycle. It was found 30 miles away from where Mickey was last seen, beneath the Whiskey Bay I-10 bridge, at exit 127 in Iberville Parish. Investigators spent much of the day... more »
  • Man found guilty in deaths of mother, son

    May 23, 2012 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge man has been convicted of manslaughter in the AK-47 assault rifle shooting deaths of a mother and her son outside their Baton Rouge home in 2009. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish jury of nine women and three men deliberated... 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 »
  • Wheelchair stolen from campground Found

    May 7, 2012 10:57 AM

    A stolen wheel chair has been returned to its rightful owner. The chair was dropped off overnight this weekend at the Scott Maintenance Building. Lacey was on vacation with her family in Scott when her wheel chair was stolen. Lacey's wheel chair was purple, custom made to fit her... more »
  • Woman arrested after lost child found

    May 7, 2012 9:19 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 26-year-old Keithville woman remains in jail after allegedly losing her one-year-old son in the woods in southwest Caddo Parish. Megan Ashley Brewer was booked with child desertion. Caddo sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick told The Times Brewer took the boy into the woods just before 3... more »
  • Body of unidentified female found near Covington

    May 7, 2012 7:21 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - St. Tammany Parish authorities are working to identify a woman's body found along Interstate 12. The body was discovered Sunday afternoon near Covington. WWL TV reports the identity of the body is unknown, but officials with the St. Tammany coroner's office said the body is that... more »
  • Man found guilty of federal drug counts

    April 26, 2012 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A man facing murder charges in Baton Rouge state court has been found guilty in federal court on charges that he illegally possessed drugs and pistols in a home that also contained $19,000 in cash. The Advocate reports Reginald G. Youngblood remains in custody after... 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.
  • Big gaps found in nursing homes' disaster plans

    April 16, 2012 6:15 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Tornado, hurricane or flood, nursing homes are woefully unprepared to protect frail residents in a natural disaster, government investigators say. Emergency plans required by the government often lack specific steps such as coordinating with local authorities, notifying relatives or even pinning name tags and medication lists to... 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 »
  • Asbestos found in McNeese State's Kaufman Hall

    March 29, 2012 10:39 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - McNeese State University officials have closed Kaufman Hall until further notice because removal of a door led to the release of asbestos, which has contaminated multiple areas of the building. Philip Williams, university president, told the American Press Wednesday that a door on the third... more »
  • Update: Body Found on I-10

    March 16, 2012 6:59 AM

    An update to our breaking news, according to emergency officials a pedestrian was struck in the westbound lane of I-10 near mile marker 104. This incident happened just before 4:30 this morning. The victim has been transported to a local hospital their condition is unknown at this time. The crash... more »
  • Body Found on I-10

    March 16, 2012 6:25 AM

    Breaking news, local law officials are investigating a body found lying in the west bound lane of I-10 near mile marker 104. Police are on the scene, we'll have more throughout the morning.
  • Homeless man found dead in Baton Rouge

    March 12, 2012 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating the shooting death of a homeless man. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs tells The Advocate they found the body Sunday inside an abandoned home. Stubbs said the 52-year-old man appeared to have been shot several days ago. He said the victim had... more »
  • Body Found in Opelousas

    March 12, 2012 7:34 AM

    St. Landry parish sheriff's deputies are investigating a body found late last night on US 190 just outside Opelousas. Details are few at this time. We'll update you as more becomes available.
  • 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 »
  • Man found shot in car dies

    March 5, 2012 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man found shot to death in a car. The victim was identified as Jeremy Steward, who was found in the car on Columbus Dunn Drive about 1 a.m. Monday, and later died at the hospital.... more »
  • Bodies of 2 missing crew found after chopper crash

    March 2, 2012 7:42 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - U.S. Coast Guard officials say they've recovered the bodies of two crewmen who had been missing since a helicopter crashed in Mobile Bay in Alabama. Authorities say searchers recovered the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor of Snow Hill, N.C.; and Lt. j.g. Thomas Cameron of... more »
  • Body Found in Ditch in Iberville Parish

    February 14, 2012 10:05 AM

    Iberville Parish authorities say the body of a 26-year-old Plaquemine man was found in a shallow ditch near the Dow Chemical Co. plant. Sheriff's Maj. Johnny Blanchard said a truck driver saw the body on the north side of Industrial Boulevard around 7 a.m. Monday Aubrey St. Angelo, chief of... more »
  • Police Identify Body Found in Red River

    February 14, 2012 10:02 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies have released the identity of a body that was found last week in the Red River. Sheriff Chuck Wagner tells The Town Talk ( ) 56-year-old Foster Bonton Alexandria was discovered around 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 9 by an employee at... more »
  • Update: Missing Autistic teenager in St. Landry Parish

    February 5, 2012 10:15 PM

    The missing Autistic teen boy that was missing, has been found. St. Landry Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said the boy was found walking along side of the road about two miles from where he was last seen. He was last seen in a wooded area in Morrow by US 71 at... more »
  • Man's body found in Acadia Parish

    February 1, 2012 8:39 AM

    BASILE, La. (AP) - Acadia Parish authorities are investigating the death of a 58-year-old man whose body was found in a drainage ditch. Deputies tell The Advocate the man's body was found at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday off the Basile Eunice Highway near Basile. Deputies say foul play is not suspected... more »
  • Missing Body of Baton Rouge Man found on Bogue Chitto River

    January 28, 2012 2:45 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents found the body of a missing man on the Bogue Chitto River in St. Tammany Parish this morning, Jan. 28. Agents recovered the body of William Holloway, 63, at 8 a.m. from the river around a mile in a... more »
  • Lafayette man found guilty in slaying

    January 23, 2012 10:46 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette Parish jury has found Jamal James Carmouche guilty of manslaughter in the September 2010 shooting death of Markus Despanie. The jury deliberated for about three hours Friday before returning an 11-1 verdict in favor of the reduced charge of manslaughter Prosecutor Pat Magee said... more »
  • Woman's body found on Bogue Chitto River

    January 13, 2012 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The body of a missing woman has been found in the Bogue Chitto River. State wildlife and fisheries agents Thursday found 61-year-old Kathy Holloway's body at 7:30 a.m. about a quarter-of-a-mile from where her boat capsized Dec. 28. The St. Tammany Parish coroner will conduct... more »
  • 2 live grenades found at NOPD headquarters

    January 13, 2012 10:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say they are evacuating police headquarters after they found two live hand grenades in the evidence room. Police told WDSU-TV the devices were found Thursday when officers were bringing evidence from earlier investigations to the room, located on the first floor of the... more »
  • Search Parties Find Missing Hunter's Body in Lake

    December 28, 2011 11:24 PM

    It's been more than a week since Lynn Landry was last seen going to his hunting camp in the Atchafalaya Basin. Relentless search parties finally found his body in the lake not far from that area. It was a search that hoped for the best, but prepared for the... more »
  • 116 Higher costs found for I-49 extension

    December 12, 2011 11:53 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Shreveport newspaper's review of costs associated with the three most complete sections of the Interstate 49 North extension in Louisiana finds at least $8 million in extra expenses, often because of planning errors. The sections at issue are part of a 36-mile extension of the... more »
  • Body of Elderly Women Found at Lake Martin

    November 17, 2011 7:23 AM

    Shortly after midnight, a St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Deputy while performing routine patrol at Lake Martin discovered the body of a deceased elderly woman. The woman has been identified as Jessie Messex, 83, of Breaux Bridge. Her cause of death remains under investigation. We will have more on this... more »
  • Missing Boater Safe After Night Stuck in the Bay

    September 26, 2011 11:27 PM

    A Franklin man, missing for almost 24 hours in the Wax Lake area of the Atchafalaya Bay , is safe at home Monday night. The search took several hours and involved the St. Mary Sheriff's Office, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, U.S. Coast Guard, St Mary Parish Civil Air Patrol... more »
  • Body of woman found on highway

    September 6, 2011 7:28 AM

    PORT VINCENT, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found on La. Highway 42. Parish Sheriff Lt. Col. Paul Robert tells The Advocate the body of 26-year-old Melissa Barrileaux was found early Saturday morning. Robert said state initially worked the... more »
  • Fisherman's body found in Mississippi River

    July 25, 2011 6:28 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - A search will resume at dawn for a Livingston man whose uncle's body was found Sunday in the Mississippi River near Donaldsonville. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman Adam Einck says Joshua Peters, in his 20s, and 58-year-old Larry Peters, of Slaughter, went fishing Saturday... more »
  • Fisherman's body found in Old River

    July 6, 2011 9:30 AM

    VIDALIA, La. (AP) - Concordia Parish Sheriff's authorities have recovered the body of a missing fisherman from Pointe Coupee Parish. The body of 44-year-old Ewell Nelson Henderson was found Tuesday near the Old River control structure. Deputies say Henderson had been fishing late Friday with his wife and two sons... more »
  • Pipe bombs found after La. man wrecks pickup truck

    June 28, 2011 6:30 AM

    LOCKPORT, La. (AP) - When a pickup truck crashed Monday in southeastern Louisiana, authorities made a surprising discovery: 10 pipe bombs that were later detonated safely. The one-vehicle rollover crash happened around 7:30 a.m. on Louisiana Highway 308, said Trooper Bryan Zeringue. A 1998 GMC truck missed a curve, struck... more »
  • Colombian Missing,119 URGENT Missing Colombian U Prez Found in Clearing

    May 25, 2011 5:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A National Park Service spokeswoman says missing Colombian university president Francisco (fran-SEE-scoh) Piedrahita (PYAD-ruh-EE-tuh) has been found alive in the 2,000-acres of forest and swampland near New Orleans where crews have spent five days searching for him. Linda Friar says the 65-year-old from Cali was spotted... more »
  • Family Mourns Loss of Missing Man

    March 11, 2011 12:13 AM

    The bank of the Vermillion River in Lafayette was the last place the Jackson family expected to find their loved one. 39-year-old Mitch Jackson had gone missing last Friday, his body was discovered Thursday morning around 10:00 a.m. trapped in some branches in the water. How his body ended... more »
  • Body of Mitch Jackson Found in the Vermilion River

    March 10, 2011 2:55 PM

    Update: Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries confirm agents found the body of Mitch Jackson in the Vermilion River behind 200 Farmington Rd. in Lafayette around 10:15 this morning. Jackson had been missing for six days since Friday after he was involved in a five-car crash on Ambassador Caffery. ... more »
  • Student Arrested After Gun Found at School

    February 15, 2011 6:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a 13-year-old student at Parkview Baptist School for allegedly bringing an unloaded gun to the school. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said the seventh-grader was booked Monday on charges that included illegal possession of a firearm, felony theft and aggravated... more »
  • Man's body found in Ascension Parish field

    February 4, 2011 9:28 PM

    LEMANNVILLE, La. (AP) - An 88-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease has been found dead in an open field in Ascension Parish. The Sheriff's Office issued a statement Friday identifying the man as Joseph Green, of Donaldsonville. Authorities say Green was reported missing by his son early Thursday. The sheriff's office... more »
  • Interior Dept. found in contempt over drilling ban

    February 2, 2011 8:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge who struck down the Obama administration's initial moratorium on deepwater drilling in the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill is holding the Interior Department in civil contempt for what he called its "determined disregard" of his order. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman ruled... more »
  • Man's body found in Shreveport park

    December 30, 2010 9:36 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Police say a man's decomposed body was found in a park near downtown Shreveport. Sgt. Bill Goodin says investigators could not even tell the man's race. He says the body was found Wednesday morning against a fence on a wood line near an old baseball field... more »
  • Body found identified as Dr. Robert Chastant

    December 14, 2010 8:20 AM

    Breaking news out of Iberia Parish this morning. The Iberia Parish Sheriff's office has confirmed that the body found on Sugar Oaks Road in New Iberia is that of Dr. Robert Chastant. Lieutenant Ryan Turner tells KATC they have made an arrest in the case. The suspect Ismael Viera... more »
  • 2 boys aged 6, 3-year-old found with stolen goods

    December 6, 2010 10:09 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A trio of boys - two 6-year-olds and a 3-year-old - were found with stolen goods after a man returned home to find them in his house. Covington Police officers found the children playing across from the house when they arrived on Saturday. According to a... more »
  • Baton Rouge Boy Found Fatally Shot

    November 30, 2010 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed inside a Baton Rouge park building. Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokesman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, says that deputies received an anonymous call from someone at 5:45 p.m. Monday saying they found a... more »
  • Man Found Dead on New Orleans Sidewalk

    November 15, 2010 8:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police are investigating the shooting death of a 22-year-old man. Investigators said officers responding to a call of shots fire in a residential neighborhood Sunday night found the man laying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. Emergency medical technicians pronounced... more »
  • Body of Missing Boater Found in Chandeleur Sound

    November 15, 2010 6:31 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Searchers have found the body of a missing boater from Mississippi and authorities are investigating the cause of his death. The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office said the body of 63-year-old David McAdory of Madison, Miss., was found submerged in Chandeleur Sound on Sunday morning. The... more »
  • 19 bodies found in Mexico mass grave near Acapulco

    November 3, 2010 9:28 PM

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - Police recovered 19 bodies Wednesday in a mass grave identified in a narco-video as the burial site for 20 men who were kidnapped a month ago in the Pacific coast city of Acapulco. Police did not yet know if the bodies found in the grave in... more »
  • Indonesia Tsunami Toll Hits 343 as Bodies Found

    October 28, 2010 7:36 AM

    MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) - Rescuers searching islands ravaged by a tsunami off western Indonesia raised the death toll to 343 Thursday as more bodies were wrapped in body bags or buried by neighbors. Officals said hundreds of missing people may have been swept out to sea. Elsewhere in Indonesia,... more »
  • Remains Found in Louisiana Identified as a Nevada Girl

    October 28, 2010 7:16 AM

    HARRISONBURG, La. (AP) - Louisiana authorities have identified skeletal remains found earlier this month near Harrisonburg as being those of a Nevada girl. Catahoula Parish Sheriff's Office Detective Toney Edwards says the girl was positively identified by dental records on Tuesday as 12-year-old Lexis Kaye Roberts of Las Vegas. Authorities... more »
  • Louisiana Man's Body Found in TN

    October 27, 2010 11:45 AM

    JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities have identified a body found along a West Tennessee road as that of a Louisiana man. The Madison County Sheriff's Office said a medical examiner in Nashville used dental records to confirm the man was 55-year-old Rickey Gilbert Kimble of Minden, La. The cause of... more »
  • Remains found in Catahoula Parish remain nameless

    October 26, 2010 9:52 PM

    HARRISONBURG, La. (AP) - Catahoula Parish Sheriff James Kelly said while the investigation into the death of a young girl whose remains were found earlier this month by two hunters has progressed, the remains have yet to be identified. Kelly tells The News-Star that deputies have been working with the... more »
  • Body Found in West Tennessee Believed to be a Louisiana Man

    October 25, 2010 12:30 PM

    JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - A body found at the Jackson city limits is believed to be that of a Louisiana man. The remains were discovered Sunday afternoon, lying on the ground in a rural area. Nearby was a red Honda with Louisiana license plates. The Jackson Sun quoted a news... more »
  • Louisiana agency: missing items found

    October 20, 2010 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A recent state audit accuses the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections of losing track of $1.5 million in property. Officials agreed with the audit's findings at first but said that they have located most of what was missing after looking around a little... more »
  • Bomb squad probes package found at Arizona nuke plant

    October 13, 2010 11:01 AM

    WINTERSBURG, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a suspicious package found at a nuclear power plant west of Phoenix. Maricopa County Sheriff's spokesman Brian Lee says security officers at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station called them at about 5 a.m. Wednesday after they found the suspicious package. A second... more »

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