November 22, 2014 10:11 PM
Homer police are searching for an enraged arsonist in Claiborne Parish. The suspect is accused of dousing a woman with an accelerant, and then lighting her on fire. Officers with the Homer police say the incident took place Saturday, just after 2:30 p.m. at an apartment complex in Homer. Police... more »
November 22, 2014 3:52 PM
An overturned tractor trailer kills a Maurice Man.
Louisiana State Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash on US 90 near LA Highway 668 near Jeanerette around 7 a.m. today. Troopers report a 1999 Kenworth tractor trailer was traveling east on US 90, ran off of the right side... more »
November 15, 2014 11:20 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An Army veteran beaten by a man he met at a bar died Saturday afternoon, nearly a week after being hospitalized with burns so bad that parts of both arms had to be amputated, police and his partner said. Veteran Stephen Patrick White, 46, died at... more »
October 5, 2014 11:14 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A North Las Vegas man has been indicted in the brutal beatings of a prostitute. Twenty-eight-year-old Robert Sharpe III was indicted Friday on 17 counts, including kidnapping, assault and sex trafficking. A prosecutor told KLAS-TV it was "one of the most brutal and depraved cases" he... more »
September 20, 2014 12:27 PM
Louisiana State Troop I began investigating a fatal crash on LA 358 near LA 357 in St. Landry Parish just before 2:20 a.m. Saturday.
When investigators arrived on the scene, they discovered a '97 Buick LeSabre was driving west on LA 358 when for unknown reasons the Buick struck... more »
August 17, 2014 1:04 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A heavily tattooed German man whose face is embellished with horn implants and more than 100 piercings said Sunday he was refused entry to Dubai without reason, forcing him to skip a planned appearance at a nightclub. His look may have been a step... more »
August 16, 2014 9:37 PM
BOSTON (AP) - A 27-year-old man died in a Nantucket diving accident, hours after he raised $100,000 for a Lou Gehrig's disease charity in honor of his friend who inspired the ice-bucket challenge sensation. Nantucket Police tell the Boston Globe that Corey Griffin dove into the water from the "Juice... more »
August 9, 2014 12:37 PM
Anthony Stallard, 24, had been out drinking when he went to Kingston Cemetery.
While there with friend Martin Collingwood, Stallard was seen kicking a football at graves before making ghostly noises within earshot of people visiting graves.
He was reported to police, who arrested him and charged him... more »
August 3, 2014 11:40 PM
Lake Charles- A Lake Charles man was booked into the parish jail on multiple charges after pretending to be a police officer when stopped by a Louisiana State Trooper this evening.
On the August 3, 2014, at 06:30 p.m., a state trooper observed a vehicle speeding on U.S. Highway... more »
August 3, 2014 12:32 PM
Just before 6 p.m. Saturday evening, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a possible drowning at the Catahoula Boat Landing.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they were informed that 21-year-old Marques Bogan of New Iberia, was swimming with friends and failed to surface. Once he was... more »
August 2, 2014 9:59 PM
A trial of two Ville Platte men ended with a jury finding one man guilty and a verdict deadlocked for the second man on charges stemming from a robbery of more than $11,000 from a truck stop and a casino in St. Landry Parish, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced.... more »
July 28, 2014 12:07 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said. The man was taken from Venice Beach and pronounced dead at a hospital... more »
July 18, 2014 8:47 AM
The identity has been released of a 54-year-old Church Point man who died after a vehicle accident. Paul Brent Bourgeois, 54, of Hill Street in Church Point died in the 1400 block of Ed Thibodeaux Road around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18.
Deputies say the 54-year-old victim had purchased... more »
July 13, 2014 4:51 PM
Louisiana State Police have confirmed a male subject shot by an Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office deputy has died.
Trooper Brooks David says the Iberia Parish Coroner's Office pronounced 33 year old Coty Champagne dead late Saturday night.
Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office received a call around 8 p.m. Saturday... more »
July 13, 2014 12:54 PM
State Police and Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office are searching for 3 children who were abducted by their father.
Deputies say Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, 43, allegedly killed his girlfriend, 24 year-old Heidi Monroy, and fled the scene with his three children.
Around 3:35 a.m. Sunday, law officials responded to... more »
July 12, 2014 4:49 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud for executing a $13 million investment fraud scheme that included victims in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida. The Advocate reports 59-year-old James R. Holdman, of Baker, Louisiana, entered the plea Friday in federal... more »
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 »
July 6, 2014 10:18 PM
Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a robbery at Cash Magic Casino early this morning on LA 94 in Breaux Bridge.
When officers arrived at the casino, just after 1 a.m., witnesses described the suspect as a black male wearing dark colored pants, a blue... more »
July 5, 2014 10:06 PM
A 44-year-old Detroit man was killed by a firework while celebrating the Fourth of July.
The man was lighting fireworks outside of his home on the west side of Detroit when one of them flew directly at him, police told ABC News affiliate WXYZ-TV .
Officials said the... more »
July 5, 2014 9:33 PM
EPPS, La. (AP) - A Tennessee man is dead after his car ran through a stop sign and into a ditch and an embankment. Louisiana state troopers say 44-year-old Troy Williams of Cordova, Tennessee, died late Friday at the intersection of Louisiana 577 and Louisiana 877 in East Carroll Parish.... more »
July 5, 2014 6:25 PM
On Thursday, July 3, Lafayette Police were dispatched to an apartment complex near South College Road around 8 p.m.
When officers arrived at the scene, the victim told police that she was followed to her apartment by her ex-boyfriend, who then forced his way into her apartment. The ex-boyfriend... more »
June 29, 2014 9:54 PM
Baton Rouge law officials arrested 18 year old Jervernete George for allegedly raping a juvenile. Police say George is accused of performing sexual acts with a 12-year-old girl in an abandoned house.
George is charged with aggravated rape, and is being held on a 150-thousand dollar bond.
... more »
June 28, 2014 5:58 PM
A 19-year-old Moss Bluff man has been arrested after beating two elderly family members, authorities said.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Austin Lee Dailey was arrested May 10.
"On May 8, deputies were dispatched to a home in Moss Bluff in reference to a disturbance,"... more »
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 »
June 22, 2014 10:09 PM
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - A man who authorities say stabbed his girlfriend to death on a Grand Isle beach has been arrested. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said Sunday that 28-year-old Randy Marcel of Chauvin is jailed on suspicion that he stabbed 34-year-old Jennifer Dorzier, also of Chauvin. The... more »
June 22, 2014 5:21 PM
KENNER, La. (AP) - A New Orleans man was arrested Saturday after a road rage incident in which police said he shot into a pickup truck and hit a 10-year-old boy. David Sean Jackson, 26, has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property, illegal possession of... more »
June 22, 2014 2:30 PM
The Welsh Police Department needs assistance finding a trespassing suspect.
Travis Delome is a 32 year old white male who was allegedly Impersonating a Police Officer and gained Unauthorized Entry of a Home early today in Welsh. Delome was last seen around Hwy-90 and Ronald Street in Welsh. He... more »
June 15, 2014 4:10 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 23-year-old man who had been charged with murder has been convicted on lesser charges in a robbery left three people dead and two wounded. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports that on Friday, jurors convicted Jubbard Price of two counts of negligent homicide and five counts of simple... more »
June 14, 2014 2:18 PM
PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge man has been given two life sentences for killing two men in 2012. Harry Prather was convicted in May. He was sentenced Friday. The Advocate reports the 31-year-old Prater will serve the life sentences consecutively without parole. The victims were 38-year-old Ronald A.... more »
June 7, 2014 3:43 AM
BURLINGTON, CO (KDVR/CNN) - A man broke his silence from behind bars, speaking out about spending the rest of his life in prison.
Rene Lima-Marin was 19 years old when he robbed two video stores armed with a gun.
He served 10 years and was released in April... more »
June 1, 2014 9:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana man said he didn't stop to think before jumping into the water to help a motorist whose pickup truck careened off a causeway and into Lake Pontchartrain. Alvin Pike told NOLA.com/The Times Picayune that he saw the accident happen while driving Saturday from his... more »
May 25, 2014 12:18 PM
An Acadia Parish man died from a single vehicle crash on I-10 eastbound, west of Crowley.
Around 6:22 p.m., Louisiana State Troopers were notified of a 1999 Ford Mustang that traveled off the right side of I-10 east and overturned. The driver, 26 year old Kori Sarver of Crowley,... more »
May 25, 2014 12:05 PM
On Sunday, May 25, Louisiana State Troopers responded to a vehicle that took the life of one man.
Just after 3:30 a.m., 44 year old Jonas E. Heath of Baton Rouge, died from injuries sustained on LA Hwy 327 (River Rd.) north of Ben Hur Rd. in East Baton... more »
May 10, 2014 10:26 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 36-year-old passenger from the Carnival Dream 173 miles southeast of Main Pass.
Watchstanders with the Coast Guard Sector New Orleans command center received a report a passenger was reportedly suffering from acute appendicitis and needed immediate medical attention.
... more »
May 8, 2014 6:08 PM
UPDATE: Opelousas Police say Levier has been found, and is behind bars in the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail.
The Opelousas Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating Joseph Spencer Levier, 48 yrs old of Opelousas. Mr. Levier has mental health issues, suffers from seizures... more »
April 12, 2014 11:46 PM
A man who stepped out of his car in Alligator Alley to view one of the deadly reptiles was bitten by a poisonous snake.
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles said the 29-year-old man from Boynton Beach was bitten on the foot by a water moccasin Saturday evening... more »
April 12, 2014 6:23 PM
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Bossier City police are looking for a man who they say stole a $75,000 car by taking it for a test drive. Police say a man drove off from Moffett Audi in a white 2014 Audi A7 on Friday afternoon and didn't come back. He... more »
March 29, 2014 10:54 PM
L.J. Walker of Eunice has been missing since Thursday. Family members say the 66 year old man may have been headed to Lafayette early Friday morning. His last known whereabouts were of La Highway 13 in Eunice.
If you have seen this man or know of his where a... more »
March 23, 2014 1:08 PM
Saturday, March 22, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's officers were dispatcehd to Holbrook Park in Sulpher around 5 p.m. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with witnesses who said Kyle A. Simpson, 20yoa of Lake Charles, swam to a rope swing on the other side of the river. Once he reached the swing, he... more »
March 22, 2014 5:31 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge-area defense attorney known for criticizing the use of sobriety checkpoints was handcuffed and taken to jail early Wednesday after informing his driver that she could refuse a sobriety test, police say. Attorney David Rozas, who is representing fellow lawyer Jarrett Ambeau, tells... more »
March 7, 2014 9:32 AM
The following persons were arrested by the Morgan City Police Department during the last reporting period beginning 03/05/2014:
Rasheika K. Nash, 21 years of age, Address-Grace St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 03/05/2014 @ 5:10am
Charge: Warrant: Simple Battery (2 Counts)
Rasheika Nash was booked... more »
March 3, 2014 10:43 AM
GONZALES, La. (AP) - Deputies say an elderly Gonzales couple's son is accused of holding them captive in their own home for five days until their granddaughter came to their rescue. Maj. Ward Webb of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office tells The Advocate 44-year-old Richard Miley was arrested last week... more »
February 27, 2014 9:29 AM
A Morgan City man is in jail after an active warrant for obscenity was discovered. Ryan Dixon, 25, went to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center on a parole violation sanction. During the booking process, it was discovered that Dixon held an active warrant for his arrest. The warrant... more »
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 »
February 20, 2014 9:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A man who says singer Chris Brown punched him during an altercation outside a Washington hotel has filed a civil lawsuit against the singer and his bodyguard. The man, Parker Isaac Adams, said in a telephone interview he's seeking to recover his medical bills. The lawsuit was... more »
February 17, 2014 8:21 AM
A Ville Platte man is dead after a motorcycle crash in Evangeline Parish. The incident happened Saturday evening, February 16, just after 6 p.m. on Crooked Creed Parkway (LA3187) near Red Lick Road.
Louisiana State Police say 60 year old Terry Thrasher crossed the centerline, traveled off the left... more »
February 5, 2014 7:55 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in a botched 2012 drug-deal-turned-armed-robbery that resulted in the death of a relative of his co-defendant. Jermaine Clark's co-defendant, Marcus Heard, is scheduled to stand trial May 27 on charges... more »
February 4, 2014 7:56 AM
GONZALES, La. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies have arrested three people in the fatal shooting of an Ascension Parish man in St. Amant. The Advocate reports a sheriff's deputy found the body of 37-year-old Fred Martin Jr. in a St. Amant driveway on Friday night while the deputy was on his... more »
February 4, 2014 7:37 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police arrested a 52-year-old woman accused of striking a man in the head with an iron. The Advocate reports Debra Williams was booked Sunday on counts of second-degree battery. Police say the victim had a large gash on his head that required several... more »
February 4, 2014 7:23 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette private investigator who allegedly orchestrated a bribery scheme to get favorable treatment for DWI defendants in the local court system is asking a federal judge to push back his scheduled March 10 trial. Five others, including three former employees of the 15th Judicial District... more »
February 3, 2014 6:22 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - An Ohio man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria, La., to possessing child pornography in an Alexandria hotel. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says 40-year-old Dwayne Dunlavy, of Ravenna, Ohio, pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell. The Town Talk reports... more »
December 31, 2013 7:32 AM
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Louisiana man has been sentenced to prison on a guilty plea to producing and trafficking counterfeit credit cards in Waveland. The Sun Herald reports Larry Don Norwood Jr. was sentenced to 16 months in prison and ordered to make restitution of $1,863.12. He also was... more »
November 25, 2013 9:49 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - A 30-year-old Pierre Part man died following a one-vehicle crash on La. Highway 401 near Napoleonville in Assumption Parish. State Trooper Evan Harrell says Kerry Huey was driving a pickup east on Highway 401 shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday when the truck began to drift off... more »
November 19, 2013 10:16 AM
MARRERO, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say a Marrero man who spent three days working offshore came home to find his estranged wife holed up with another man and the makings of a meth lab. The Times-Picayune reports authorities seized methamphetamine, precursor chemicals and other drug paraphernalia in... more »
November 11, 2013 10:08 AM
GONZALES, La. (AP) - A 41-year-old former Ascension Parish man indicted last month for sexual activity with a teenage girl in Ascension has been arrested in St. Tammany Parish. The Advocate reports Frank Webb Jr. was booked Friday into Ascension Parish Prison near Donaldsonville on single counts of sex crimes... more »
November 11, 2013 10:02 AM
TALLULAH, La. (AP) - State police say a 20-year-old Tallulah man died in a single crash on La. Highway 602 in Madison Parish. Trooper Albert Paxton says Rafeal Saldana was westbound early Sunday morning when his car left the road and overturned several times. Paxton says Saldana was pronounced dead... more »
October 25, 2013 8:53 AM
ROME (AP) - Augusto Odone, a former World Bank economist who defied scientists to invent a treatment to save his child's life, has died in his native Italy. He was 80. His daughter Cristina Odone says her father died Thursday after suffering organ failure precipitated by a lung infection. Odone's... more »
October 25, 2013 8:22 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge single mom begged a federal judge to show no mercy to her cousin, convicted investment schemer Evers F. Harris, because he showed no mercy to her and scores of other people from whom he stole nearly half a million dollars. Virginia Johnson... more »
August 29, 2013 4:16 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 48-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to stealing Social Security benefits to which he was not entitled. U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente's office says Cristino Nunez entered the plea Wednesday to theft of government funds before U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan. According to court... more »
August 19, 2013 3:41 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A house fire has killed a 25-year-old Shreveport man. City fire officials say John Johnson was among four people in the house when the fire broke out early Sunday. The other three escaped through a bedroom window. The fire was reported about 3:30 a.m. by a... more »
July 26, 2013 7:40 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A jury deliberated less than an hour before finding a man guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting deaths of his estranged wife and her male friend at the friend's home in Baker. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish... more »
July 26, 2013 5:58 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 24-year-old Bossier City man has pleaded guilty to making counterfeit $20 bills. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says Dakota Mallory Robinson entered the plea Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Tom Stagg. Finley, in a news release Thursday, said a maintenance worker saw Robinson inside his... more »
July 12, 2013 10:24 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - State police say a 22-year-old Gray man died at University Hospital in New Orleans from injuries he suffered in a car crash on La. Highway 316 in Lafourche Parish. The victim was identified as Jeremy Duet. Troopers say Duet was northbound when his car left the... more »
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 »
June 24, 2013 8:12 AM
GIBSON, La. (AP) - Wildlife and Fisheries agents say a 38-year old Gonzales man died after the boat he was operating crashed into a bank in Barge Canal near Bob's Bayou Black Marina in Gibson. Adam Einck, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman, tells The Advocate Buddy Ray... more »
June 21, 2013 8:36 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a Greenwell Springs man has been booked with resisting arrest after allegedly carrying a BB gun up the state Capitol steps and then running from the guard who took it. Sgt. J.B. Slaton says 32-year-old Russell Vaughn allegedly ignored orders Wednesday... more »
June 3, 2013 8:58 AM
The Broussard Police Department responded to a major vehicle crash Sunday, June 2, 2013 just after 11:30 p.m. A 2003 Ford Mustang was observed flipped over and lying on the northside of the 600 block of Albertson Parkway roadway. Calvin Thibeaux, 27 of Broussard, the driver of the Ford suffered... more »
May 23, 2013 9:10 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Denham Springs man has been sentenced in Baton Rouge to eight months in federal prison after admitting that he did not file income tax returns on $2.3 million he earned over a four-year-period. Failure to file a federal income tax return is a misdemeanor... more »
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.
May 23, 2013 8:42 AM
POLLOCK, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a single vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Pollock man. The accident happened late Tuesday night on U.S. Highway 165 just south of Pollock. Trooper Scott Moreau says 76-year-old Coy E. Kirtland was northbound when he lost control of his... more »
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 »
May 21, 2013 8:46 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A 42-year-old DeQuincy man is facing dozens of stalking-related charges after officials allege he followed the Glenmora-area victim throughout Rapides Parish. Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies tell The Town Talk the complaint against Daniel Aaron Christensen was made on May 3, alleging that Christensen had followed the... more »
May 21, 2013 8:42 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Charles Parent says that when a man set fire to church doors during a service, some churchgoers put out the fire and others followed the man until police arrested him. Parent's news release Monday evening did not identify the 36-year-old man.... more »
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 »
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 »
April 17, 2013 9:17 AM
LAROSE, La. (AP) - Federal authorities say a 20-year-old Larose man has been indicted on charges of receiving child pornography. The Justice Department tells The Council Justin Doucet was indicted by a federal grand jury last week, and the FBI arrested him Monday. Doucet is accused of receiving images and... more »
April 17, 2013 9:06 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 58-year-old Vidalia man has pleaded guilty to his role in the illegal discharges of pollutants into state waters in Cameron Parish. Carr William Brown, a field technician for T&F Oil, a Mandeville-based company owned by his brother, Lobdell Brown, entered the plea Tuesday in... more »
March 18, 2013 9:19 AM
MOSS BLUFF, La. (AP) - An early Sunday morning traffic accident in Moss Bluff claimed the life of a Westlake man. Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies say 26-year-old Jerry W. Sonnier Jr. was traveling west on Gateway Drive around 2:45 a.m. at a high rate of speed when his car ran... more »
March 18, 2013 8:58 AM
GONZALES, La. (AP) - Deputies say a 21-year-old Prairieville man died when he was hit by a southbound train in Ascension Parish. Lt. Col. Bobby Webre tells The Advocate a Kansas City Southern train ran over Ryan Freeman around 3:15 a.m. Saturday as he lay between the railroad tracks. Webre... more »
February 22, 2013 8:15 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to fraudulently receiving Social Security benefits intended for his late mother. Forty-year-old Lam Nguyen (win) faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine following his guilty plea Thursday to theft of government funds. Federal... more »
February 4, 2013 10:02 AM
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi may not have its own major league professional sports team, but one Hattiesburg resident can at least say he had a major part in developing one. Rodney Richardson, founder and principal of RARE Design in downtown Hattiesburg, recently designed a new logo for the NBA's... more »
February 4, 2013 9:07 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 25-year-old Bogalusa man faces an automatic sentence of life in prison for killing a sleeping Baton Rouge man in 2011. The Advocate reports that Anthony Peters was convicted Friday night of second-degree murder of 41-year-old Gregory King. State District Judge Richard Anderson scheduled sentencing... more »
January 24, 2013 9:24 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 23-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for gunning down a man in a wheelchair during a drive-by shooting in October 2010. The Times-Picayune reports Derrick Allen was sentenced Wednesday to 15-year in prison and avoided a March trial on a charge of... more »
January 1, 2013 8:17 AM
VATICAN CITY (AP) - A man has scaled the scaffolding around St. Peter's Square and draped a banner calling on Pope Benedict XVI to "Stop Terrorism." The man identified himself on the banner as Julian Jungarean, a Romanian who has previously scaled the colonnade around the piazza. Witnesses say uniformed... more »
December 14, 2012 4:26 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A businessman recently released from prison in South Sudan has been arrested on charges of receiving more than $73,000 in illegal kickbacks in Afghanistan. A criminal complaint unsealed Thursday in federal court in New Orleans charges Elton Maurice "Mark" McCabe III, 53, of Slidell, La., with... more »
December 13, 2012 10:45 PM
Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a murder that involved the death of 24-year-old Ruston "Rusty" Miller. He was found dead in front of his home on Evangeline Highway near Basile around 1:00pm on Thursday. While his body was found Thursday, the Sheriff's Office said the murder could have... more »
December 11, 2012 11:29 PM
This time of year, a lot of people focus on their faith. But an Abbeville man said he has a whole new outlook on faith after he died and came back to life. Ronnie Trahan said he knows Heaven is real, because he's been there.
As Ronnie throws a... more »
December 7, 2012 7:14 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating a single vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 62-year-old man. The accident happened shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday on the Broad Street ramp at Earhart Boulevard. Police say the unidentified driver of a Ford F-150 pickup was travelling southbound... more »
December 6, 2012 10:07 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 32-year-old Baton Rouge man has been indicted in the Sept. 5 drive-by shooting death of a 27-year-old man. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury on Wednesday charged Jermaine Remond Williams with second-degree murder in the death of David Atkins. Police... more »
December 5, 2012 9:23 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - The photographer who took the picture of a New York City man who'd been pushed into the path of a subway train says he was too far down the platform to have saved him. Freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi tells NBC's "Today" show that he wasn't... more »
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 »
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 »
November 7, 2012 7:24 AM
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - A trial has been scheduled for early next year in the lawsuit filed against an upstate New York church by a man whose leg had to be amputated after a 600-pound crucifix fell on him. Attorney Kevin Kitson of White Plains tells The Associated Press that... more »
November 7, 2012 6:42 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A 60-year-old man has been sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for the production of child pornography. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says Daniel Eugene Burris, of Huntsville, Ark., was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell of Alexandria. In addition, Drell sentenced... more »
November 3, 2012 5:28 PM
A Lafayette man is charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile. Lafayette Police arrested 39-year-old Ashward Breaux yesterday on a warrant. Jail records show Breaux was released from jail yesterday on $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court November 5, 2012.
November 2, 2012 3:58 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a 48-year-old Gretna man has been charged with threatening to destroy a nuclear reactor. William Dugas was charged Thursday in a two-count indictment handed down by a federal grand jury. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten charges that Dugas called the Louisiana Public Service Commission... more »
November 2, 2012 3:56 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Coast Guard chief warrant officer who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography has been sentenced to five years in prison. U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi in Lake Charles also on Thursday sentenced 50-year-old Michael Robert Gleason, of Houston, to 10 years of supervised release... more »