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  • Woman, 85, in critical condition after dog attack

    November 30, 2014 7:06 PM

    POLLOCK, La. (AP) - KALB-TV reports that an 85-year-old woman remains in critical condition after being attacked by stray dogs. Grant Parish Sheriff Steven McCain tells the station deputies have caught 14 stray dogs for testing since Bobbie Cheveallier was attacked while taking out trash at her home near Pollock.... more »
  • 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 »
  • Woman dies in two-vehicle accident

    November 29, 2014 2:07 PM

    BAYOU L'OURSE, La. (AP) - A Morgan City woman died Friday in a two-vehicle accident on Louisiana Highway 662 in in Assumption Parish. State Police say 22-year-old by Tasha Massoletti was killed when her pickup truck collided head-on with a Mack Truck. The driver of the Mack Truck was not... more »
  • Woman fatally shoots husband in domestic dispute

    November 22, 2014 7:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police say a New Orleans woman fatally shot her husband after he allegedly tried to hit his family with his truck during a domestic dispute. Officer Frank Robertson said Saturday that 50-year-old Steven Swanson died Friday at an area hospital shortly after being shot multiple times... more »
  • Puerto Rico woman, 85, hospitalized in abuse case

    October 11, 2014 7:39 PM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico police arrested a man Saturday on charges of mistreating an 85-year-old woman for more than a year after officers said they found her in her home in deplorable conditions with 15 dogs. Authorities also accused 46-year-old Gioverti Jesus Garcia Cabello of illegally... more »
  • Woman hurt drinking iced tea with lye improves

    August 16, 2014 9:21 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has whispered and gotten out of bed, her lawyer said Saturday. The progress marks the first sign of improvement for Jan Harding since the 67-year-old was rushed to... more »
  • Woman allegedly stole wine to see jailed boyfriend

    August 16, 2014 1:37 PM

    CEDAR PARK, Texas (AP) - A Texas woman allegedly stole a bottle of $3.99 wine to get arrested and see her jailed boyfriend. Alicia Walicke of Cedar Park was charged with misdemeanor theft and freed on $5,000 bond Friday. Williamson County jail records did not list an attorney for the... more »
  • Woman, 78, caught with cash in girdle at airport

    August 9, 2014 10:54 PM

    ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) -- A 78-year-old Florida woman tried to fly on an international trip from Detroit Metropolitan Airport with almost $41,000 in cash hidden inside her girdle, bra and carry-on bag, federal authorities said. A complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Detroit said the Clearwater woman... more »
  • Woman set husband on fire for allegedly molesting her 7-year-old daughter

    August 9, 2014 9:59 PM

    RENTON, WA (KOMO) - A woman is in custody after setting her husband on fire for allegedly molesting her 7-year-old daughter. According to police, Tatanysha Hedman, 40, poured gasoline on her husband Vincent Phillips, 52, as he slept. At that point, she allegedly set him on fire. Phillips... 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 »
  • Woman beaten as toddler tries to help

    June 28, 2014 6:05 PM

    SALEM, NJ (KYW/CNN) - A New Jersey woman is recovering after a brutal attack by a former coworker, and the attack was caught on tape. The disturbing fight was caught on tape and shows her young son as the only person who comes to her rescue. Salem, NJ... more »
  • Woman who stopped to save ducks guilty in 2 deaths

    June 22, 2014 8:47 PM

    MONTREAL, Canada -- A Canadian woman who parked her car on a highway to help a group of ducklings on the side of the road was found guilty Friday of causing the deaths of a motorcyclist and his passenger daughter who slammed into her car. Emma Czornobaj was convicted... more »
  • Woman's body found in Lafitte boat slip

    June 21, 2014 8:21 PM

    LAFITTE, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the apparent drowning death of a woman in Lafitte. A department news release says the woman's body was found about 9:30 a.m. Friday in an empty boat slip at a marina. The news release from sheriff's spokesman Glen Boyd... more »
  • Woman sues after STD diagnosis posted on Facebook

    June 7, 2014 8:33 AM

    CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio woman whose medical record was posted to Facebook, revealing her name and a syphilis diagnosis, has sued the hospital where she was treated and the worker who accessed her information. The 20-year-old Cincinnati woman, who filed the lawsuit this week in Hamilton County court,... more »
  • Alexandria woman missing; car found burned

    June 1, 2014 1:25 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Alexandria Police Department needs your help finding a missing woman. They are looking for 27 year-old Sheterica Brewer. Brewer is described as 5 feet tall and weighing about 130 pounds. She has ‘JAMYA" tattoo on her left shoulder. She... more »
  • Woman With Engineered Vagina Says She Has 'Normal Life'

    April 19, 2014 8:10 PM

    A woman who took part in a ground-breaking study in which scientists were able to use her cells to engineer lab-grown vaginas is speaking about the procedure that changed her life. The unnamed woman was one of four subjects between the ages of 13 to 18 who took part... more »
  • Unrestrained woman in critical condition after crash

    April 13, 2014 5:17 PM

    On April 13, 2014, at 8:34 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on U. S. Highway 90 about 3 miles west of Sulphur in Calcasieu Parish. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by 42-year-old Laura K. Stark-Smith... more »
  • Woman accused of tossing shoe at Clinton released

    April 12, 2014 9:45 PM

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe some 60 feet toward Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared aware during questioning by U.S. Secret Service agents of the allegation against her, authorities said Friday. Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, was given a misdemeanor disorderly conduct summons and freed... more »
  • SC Woman Gets 20 Years in Breast Feeding Overdose

    April 5, 2014 6:38 PM

    A judge sentenced a South Carolina woman to 20 years in prison Friday for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk. A prosecutor said Stephanie Greene, 39, was a nurse and knew the dangers of taking painkillers while... more »
  • Oak Grove woman dies after SUV flips on rural road

    March 22, 2014 7:52 PM

    MER ROUGE, La. (AP) - A one-vehicle crash has claimed the life of an Oak Grove woman. Louisiana State Troopers say 33-year-old April Fabela died Saturday from injuries after a Chevrolet Blazer she was riding in flipped several times on a rural road in northeastern Morehouse Parish. The vehicle went... more »
  • Unrestrained Opelousas Woman Dies in Crash

    March 22, 2014 11:44 AM

    On Tuesday, March 21, 2014 just after 8:30 p.m. a 2003 Chevrolet Impala was driving west on LA Hwy 10. The driver of the vehicle, Brandi Chambers (27) of Opelousas turned left in front of a 2012 Dodge truck driven by Brandon Fisher of Morrow. The front Fisher's vehicle struck... more »
  • Woman admits stealing from elderly friend

    March 14, 2014 7:13 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Galliano woman accused of stealing money from an elderly friend has been arrested. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says 54-year-old Charlene Romero faces more than 10 felony charges after admitting her involvement to investigators. Webre says detectives began investigating after the victim's relatives reported several... more »
  • Disinfectant put in coffee; woman arrested

    March 3, 2014 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 31-year-old Denham Springs woman on accusations she squirted a disinfectant into a co-worker's coffee cup with the intent of injuring the woman. Deputies tell The Advocate Cristina Collica was booked on a count of mingling harmful... more »
  • Sorrento woman killed in Ascension Parish crash

    February 5, 2014 7:57 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - State police are investigation a two-vehicle accident in Ascension Parish that took the life of a Sorrento woman. The accident happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday on La. Highway 931. Trooper Jared Sandifer says car driven by 25-year-old Ramsey A. Ogwynn cross the center line and struck... more »
  • Police: Woman struck man with iron

    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 »
  • Oberlin woman dies in traffic accident

    February 3, 2014 7:10 AM

    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - State police say an Oberlin woman died in a single-vehicle accident on La. Highway 26 east of Oberlin. The victim was identified as 40-year-old Kimberly Lovejoy. Troopers say Lovejoy was westbound on Highway 26 at a high rate of speed about 8:45 p.m. Friday when she... more »
  • Natchitoches woman killed in crash

    December 31, 2013 7:54 AM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - State police say a 20-year-old Natchitoches woman died in two vehicles on La. Highway 3191 near La. Highway 1. Trooper Scott Moreau says a car driven by Kimberly Knight crossed the centerline Monday afternoon and struck a truck driven by 21-year-old Zachary Wyatt of Robeline. Moreau... more »
  • Woman accused of stealing from Alzheimer's patient

    November 19, 2013 9:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Authorities say Baker police caught a woman suspect of stealing more than $50,000 from a woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Police tell The Advocate 29-year-old Faye Cooper Smith, of Baker, was arrested Sunday and booked on charges of felony theft, forgery and monetary instrument abuse.... more »
  • Woman who burned herself in hoax pleads guilty

    November 18, 2013 10:38 AM

    WINNSBORO, La. (AP) - Sharmeka Moffitt, who set herself on fire and afterward claimed she was attacked by three men in white hoodies more than a year ago, pleaded guilty to one count of false swearing and one count of terrorizing in Winnsboro. The News-Star reports Moffitt's attorney, Rob Kordish... more »
  • Baton Rouge woman arrested in feticide case

    November 18, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police arrested a 32-year-old woman who was wanted on counts of feticide after admitting to snorting powdered cocaine while seven months pregnant. Her child was stillborn. The Advocate reports Princess Beachem, of Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison Friday on counts of... more »
  • Woman Convicted in Pit Bull Attack

    October 23, 2013 9:42 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - A state district judge found a 21-year-old woman guilty of criminal negligence for an April 2012 incident in which her pit bull attacked an 8-year-old girl. The Advocate reports Judge Bruce Bennett sentenced Natalie Newton, of Roseland, to six months after a 2 1/2-hour bench trial.... more »
  • Maurepas woman killed in Ascension accident

    September 5, 2013 8:26 AM

    ST. AMANT, La. (AP) - State police say a woman from Maurepas (MAH reh pah) was killed in an accident on Louisiana Highway 22 in Ascension Parish. Troopers say 36-year-old Sheri N. Luke was a passenger in a car that ran off the highway around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday. The Lincoln... more »
  • West Monroe woman faces cruelty to juvenile charge

    August 21, 2013 10:12 AM

    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - A 68-year-old West Monroe woman faces a charge of cruelty to a juvenile. The News-Star reports Donna P. Buels was arrested late Tuesday night. Police said they spoke with a 15-year-old girl who said her grandmother - identified as Buels - pushed her, grabbed her... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty in murder-for-hire plot

    August 15, 2013 9:28 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A woman charged with hiring three men to kill her husband avoided the death penalty when she pleaded guilty in a St. Tammany Parish courtroom to first-degree murder. The Times-Picayune reports 45-year-old Gina Scramuzza was sentenced by Judge August Hand Wednesday to life in prison without... more »
  • Man accused of shooting pregnant woman in Gonzales

    August 15, 2013 9:08 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies say an eight-months-pregnant woman hit by gunfire was rushed to a hospital where she underwent emergency delivery of her baby and surgical treatment of her bullet wounds. Deputies tell The Advocate 25-year-old Kenyia Houston, of Gonzales, and her newborn baby are both... more »
  • Marrero woman pleads guilty to financial-aid fraud

    July 26, 2013 9:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Marrero woman has pleaded guilty to federal financial-aid fraud during a brief hearing before U.S. District Judge Lance Africk. The Times-Picayune reports Africk set Shanera Washington-Sylve's sentencing for Oct. 24. She was charged last month with lying about her marital status when applying for financial... more »
  • Bond revoked after ex-model caught with woman

    July 23, 2013 10:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman says ex-model Dean Kelly has been ordered back to jail after violating the terms of his pretrial release. The Advocate reports Kelly has been in and out of jail on various bonds while awaiting trial on forcible rape and other charges.... more »
  • Woman sentenced for tax refund fraud

    July 19, 2013 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a Baton Rouge woman to 11 years in prison for filing false claims for tax refunds using the names and Social Security numbers of identity theft victims. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service say Angela Myers... more »
  • Woman claims $1M Powerball prize

    July 12, 2013 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State lottery officials say Bobby Reaux of New Orleans claimed a $1 million Powerball prize from the July 6 drawing on behalf of BCT, a self-named group of co-workers from Macy's at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie. Reaux purchased the Quick Pick ticket that matched... more »
  • Authorities seek woman in Prairieville fraud case

    July 10, 2013 9:06 AM

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

    July 8, 2013 9:05 AM

    GIBSON, La. (AP) - State police say a 60-year-old Gibson woman died when the pickup she was driving ran off the road and struck a tree in Terrebonne Parish. Troopers say Vickie Landry was killed in Sunday night's accident. The accident happened on La. Highway 182 near Gibson. Troopers say... more »
  • New Iberia woman sentenced in tax refund scheme

    May 21, 2013 8:49 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 40-year-old New Iberia woman has been sentenced to 26 months in prison in a tax refund scheme that netted $77,349 that the woman used for gambling expenses. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Veta Thompson was accused of receiving the money as a refund after submitting... more »
  • Elton woman killed in auto crash

    May 17, 2013 9:03 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - An 18-year-old Elton woman was killed and two other women critically injured in a two-vehicle crash on Ward Line Road and La. Highway. State police Sgt. James Anderson tells the American Press 18-year-old Kennedy Renee Isaac was driving north on Ward Line Road Thursday and... more »
  • Mandeville woman gets 18 months for tax evasion

    April 18, 2013 8:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 56-year-old Mandeville woman has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for pleading guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion. U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boenta (BEN-tay) said Wednesday that U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt also ordered Melody Huie to pay $1.37 million to a... more »
  • Woman alleges Waffle House CEO demanded sex acts

    November 9, 2012 4:50 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - A female employee has told Atlanta police the CEO of Waffle House demanded she perform sexual acts on him in order to keep her job. The woman said the alleged harassment by Joseph Rogers Jr. lasted for 10 years. David Cohen tells The Associated Press that he... more »
  • Baton Rouge woman guilty of child cruelty

    October 26, 2012 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An East Baton Rouge Parish jury deliberated just 15 minutes before unanimously finding a St. Gabriel woman guilty in a child cruelty case involving her young stepson. The boy, who will turn 5 in December, was rushed to a Baton Rouge hospital in August 2009... more »
  • Woman accused of trying to kill cellmate

    October 26, 2012 8:58 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A 23-year-old Denham Springs woman is accused of beating her cellmate after she failed at her initial attempt to smother the woman. The Advocate reports Chasity Griffin was re-booked Wednesday with simple battery by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office after the incident in the Jefferson Parish... more »
  • Ferriday woman arrested on Medicaid fraud charge

    October 16, 2012 7:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A personal care attendant from Ferriday has been arrested on charges she submitted false timesheets to her employer for work she didn't perform. Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell's office says 29-year-old Ullonda Rena Curry was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail last... more »
  • La. National Guard promotes woman to general

    July 27, 2012 9:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana National Guard has its first female general. The Times-Picayune reports that Col. Joanne Sheridan is being promoted to brigadier general Friday, in a ceremony at Jackson Barracks. Sheridan, an assistant adjutant general for the Army, will have the star attached to her uniform... more »
  • La. woman pleads guilty to stealing from nonprofit

    July 26, 2012 7:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A woman who served as chief financial officer of a Metairie nonprofit company has pleaded guilty to a charge she embezzled nearly $250,000 from her former employer and another company official. Thirty-eight-year-old Kelley Williams, of Terrytown, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and... more »
  • Zachary woman sentenced in Medicare fraud case

    July 25, 2012 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Zachary woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $10.9 million for frauds committed against Medicare. The Advocate reports Chikenna Jones and her attorney, Michael A. Fiser, told U.S. District Judge James J. Brady Tuesday that the... more »
  • Woman sentenced to 40 years in fatal stabbing

    July 18, 2012 7:06 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - A Tangipahoa woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty in the stabbing death of a Kentwood motel manager. District Attorney Scott Perrilloux said Tuesday that state District Judge Ray Chutz sentenced 36-year-old Joyce Stinson Myers, who pleaded guilty July 10 to... more »
  • Woman sentenced for forging checks

    June 28, 2012 7:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a 54-year-old woman to more than four years in prison for forging checks from her employer to help buy a boat and pay off her personal vehicles. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt handed down the... more »
  • Woman killed in hit and run accident

    June 18, 2012 9:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are searching for the driver of a gray or silver Saturn Vue that struck and killed a 53-year-old woman. John Gagliano, chief investigator for the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office, tells The Times-Picayune the woman has been identified as Carolyn Hatch of New Orleans.... more »
  • Woman killed in Houma accident

    June 15, 2012 9:54 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A 66-year-old woman has died in a Houma traffic accident. Sandra Robinson, of Houma, was a passenger in a 2009 Dodge Dakota involved in a crash Thursday afternoon at a Houma intersection. The Courier reports that police said the driver of the pickup hit a Chevrolet... more »
  • Woman surrenders in debit card probe

    June 7, 2012 11:01 AM

    ZACHARY, La. (AP) - A 39-year-old woman accused of using a stolen debit card to make purchases at Zachary stores surrendered to police after her picture was published in the newspaper and shown on television. Police Chief David McDavid said Wednesday officers booked Alberta Goodman of Baker on five counts... more »
  • Houma police: woman stabbed, car crashes

    June 5, 2012 9:04 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Houma police say a man is believed to have stabbed his girlfriend in the chest as he drove down a Houma street. The car crashed into a local store and both people were hospitalized. The Courier reports that the 38-year-old man was in critical condition after... more »
  • Pineville woman faces cruelty charge

    June 4, 2012 8:13 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Pineville woman has been arrested after her daughter was admitted into a Shreveport hospital for treatment of burns to the body. Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies tell The Town Talk Tracey Vanantwerpen was charged with second degree cruelty to a juvenile after her 2-year-old daughter was... more »
  • Woman killed in crash in Natchitoches Parish

    May 29, 2012 7:16 AM

    PROVENCAL, La. (AP) - State police say a 75-year-old woman died in a single-vehicle crash in Natchitoches Parish. The accident happened around 10:15 a.m. Saturday on La. Highway 117 near Provencal. Troopers say an SVU Ruby N. Murray ran off the road and struck several trees. Investigators say Murray was... more »
  • Alexandria woman charged with child desertion

    May 25, 2012 7:04 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - An Alexandria woman faces a charge of child desertion after officers arrived at a home and found two young children alone. The Town Talk reports police detectives had gone to a house Wednesday to find Dvisia Marshall on an unrelated matter. When they arrived, they found... more »
  • Community Rallies Together to Search for Mickey Shunick

    May 21, 2012 12:52 AM

    Still no sign of 21-year-old Mickey Shunick. She was last seen at around 2 o'clock Saturday morning when she left a friend's house in the Saint Streets area. She was on her bike headed home to the area of Ambassador Caffery and West Congress, but she never made it... 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 »
  • Glenmora woman dies in wreck

    May 18, 2012 9:11 AM

    ELIZABETH, La. (AP) - State police say a 47-year-old Glenmora woman died in a single-vehicle accident on La. Highway 112 in Allen Parish. Troopers say Donna Fee was southbound on Highway 112, north of Elizabeth Thursday, when she lost control and ran off the road. The car then went into... more »
  • Opelousas woman drops marijuana at police station

    May 9, 2012 10:54 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Bringing a bag of marijuana to a police station is not a smart idea. The Daily World reports an Opelousas woman has been arrested and booked with possession of marijuana. Police Chief Perry Gallow says 31-year-old Jernita Williams went to the station about 4:30 p.m. Monday... more »
  • Woman booked with molestation of juvenile

    May 9, 2012 6:59 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A 20-year-old woman has been arrested by the sheriff's office for molestation of a juvenile, after admitting to having a romantic relationship with a 13-year-old girl. Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois says Destinee Elizabeth Chaisson was booked Monday into the Terrebonne Parish jail. The Courier reports an investigation... more »
  • Woman charged in theft of late mother's benefits

    May 8, 2012 6:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Gretna woman has been charged with fraudulently receiving more than $173,000 in Social Security Administration benefits intended for her late mother. A court filing Monday charges 75-year-old Shirley Bunda with theft of government funds. Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say Bunda, who shared a joint... 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 »
  • Miss. woman pleads guilty to using bogus checks

    May 3, 2012 5:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Mississippi woman has pleaded guilty in New Orleans to using counterfeit bank checks to purchase vehicles from several dealerships in southeast Louisiana. Twenty-six-year-old Gina Seawright, of Bay St. Louis, Miss., faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine following her... more »
  • Belle Rose man guilty of strangling woman

    May 2, 2012 8:28 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - A 32-year-old Belle Rose man has been sentenced to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of an 84-year-old woman. District Attorney Ricky Babin tells The Advocate Dean Hue Sr., who is related to the victim, Anna Mae Hidalgo, had... more »
  • House fire kills woman

    May 2, 2012 5:42 AM

    BOGALUSA, La. (AP) - A 79-year-old Bogalusa woman is dead following a fire at her home. According to the State Fire Marshal's office, Audrey Gann, was pronounced dead Tuesday as a result of injuries sustained in a Monday afternoon fire. First responders to the fire discovered that Gann and her... more »
  • Shreveport woman arrested in parking lot shooting

    May 1, 2012 10:12 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old Shreveport woman wanted for firing several shots at a man in a Wal-Mart parking lot on Easter Sunday has been arrested in Nevada. Police say Esclarea Smith was taken into custody in Las Vegas by members of the United States Marshal's Task Force. Smith... 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 »
  • Baker woman charged in shooting death

    April 26, 2012 10:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baker woman has been indicted in the January shooting death of another woman. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged 38-year-old Kolande Williams with second-degree murder Wednesday in the death of 31-year-old Kimberly Stewart. A second-degree murder conviction carries a... more »
  • BR woman wins $10K in Mega Millions lottery

    April 20, 2012 9:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - For 59-year-old Susan Costonis, choosing birth dates and anniversary dates of loved ones paid off big when those numbers won her a $10,000 Mega Millions prize from the March 23 drawing. Costonis' ticket matched four of the numbers and the Mega Ball number to win... 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 »
  • Woman injured in BB gun shooting

    April 12, 2012 10:32 AM

    VENTRESS, La. (AP) - Pointe Coupee Parish sheriff's deputies say a Ventress woman was airlifted to a Baton Rouge hospital with a punctured lung after being shot three times with a BB gun. Capt. Steven Juge tells The Advocate detectives arrested 23-year-old Leslie Aguillard and booked her Wednesday on one... more »
  • Police: Man posing as woman in scam

    April 11, 2012 9:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating a man who has posed as a woman and contacted several area high school student athletes about offering them work or money. Sgt. Don Kelly said in a news release at least three athletes have been contacted by the man... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

    April 10, 2012 9:48 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A 39-year-old Pineville woman has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in the October 2011 death of a prison inmate on work detail. The Town Talk reports Kellie Geisel also pleaded guilty to vehicular negligent injury on Monday. She will be sentenced April 27 by state district... more »
  • Police: Woman lied about sitter who abandoned baby

    April 10, 2012 7:00 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Kenner police say a woman whose baby was abandoned by a shoplifter lied about the identity of the suspect. Lt. Wayne McInnis says the woman will be booked with obstructing justice, making a false statement and filing a false police report. Police say the woman identified... 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 »
  • Delhi woman arrested for exploitation

    March 23, 2012 6:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 58-year-old Delhi woman has been arrested and booked with three-counts of exploitation of the infirmed. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says Lillie W. Griffin was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Richland Parish Prison. It was not immediately known whether she remained in custody... more »
  • Woman convicted in slaying

    March 22, 2012 10:59 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - After deliberating for less than two hours, a Lafayette Parish jury has convicted Debra Sue Hewitt in the 2010 slaying of her boyfriend. Hewitt and John Clifford Romine were both accused in the killing of 47-year-old Dwayne Ball, whose decomposing body was found five to six... more »
  • Woman gets 50 years in dress shot shooting

    March 22, 2012 10:55 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - State District Judge Clayton Davis has sentenced a 27-year-old Lake Charles woman to 50 years in prison for the shooting of two dress shop employees in July. The American Press reports Sharonda Obey pleaded guilty in January to two counts of attempted first-degree murder. Police... more »
  • Woman hit by car, dies at mailbox

    March 22, 2012 9:26 AM

    TICKFAW, La. (AP) - An Independence woman was killed when she stepped into the path of an oncoming car while retrieving her mail. State police say 41-year-old Kimberly Wright was stepping away from her mail box on La. Highway 442 Wednesday when she walked into the path of a car... more »
  • Woman charged with defrauding FEMA after Gustav

    March 22, 2012 7:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A LaPlace woman has been charged with fraudulently receiving more than $28,000 in federal aid following Hurricane Gustav in 2008. A court filing Tuesday charges 33-year-old Shanette Raquell Kennard with one count of theft of government funds. She faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in... more »
  • Celtic Woman loves US spirit for St. Patrick's Day

    March 16, 2012 10:41 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The ladies of Celtic Woman are impressed by the spirited way Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, even if it isn't an official holiday like in their native Ireland. "The decorations in the bars and restaurants and the buildup makes us very proud to be Irish," Susan... more »
  • Westlake woman set for May trial on sex charges

    March 15, 2012 10:25 AM

    DeRIDDER, La. (AP) - A 28-year-old Westlake woman arrested in November for sex-related offenses against a 13-year-old boy is scheduled to stand trial in Beauregard Parish on May 21. Authorities say Heather N. Daughdrill was arrested in Calcasieu and Beauregard parishes for allegedly having sexual contact with the boy. Calcasieu... more »
  • Woman killed in 2 vehicle New Orleans crash

    February 29, 2012 11:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a 60-year-old woman was killed when a van slammed into her Jeep. The collision happened around 10 p.m. Tuesday. Officer Garry Flot tells The Times-Picayune Steven Wallace, the driver of the van, was believed to be speeding at the time of the... more »
  • Woman Leads Police on High Speed Chase

    February 15, 2012 9:34 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Police have arrested a Washington woman who sped through school zones, ran red lights and wove in and out of traffic at high speeds from Port Barre to Opelousas. The Daily World reports ( ) the wild ride of 24-year-old Kandice Castille eventually ended when... more »
  • Woman Says Guidance, Not Jail Time Needed

    February 11, 2012 7:39 PM

    A 23-year-old man whose pit bull killed her miniature schnauzer needs help and guidance, a 92-year-old woman told a judge. Prosecutors said Michael Kopynec should enter a year-long pretrial diversion program shortly after Naomi Montrue Smith's statement on Friday. According the Advocate ( ) Smith told the judge that... more »
  • Woman cited after pit bull kills neighbor's dog

    February 10, 2012 10:44 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish deputies say they ticketed a Houma woman after her pit bull dog leaped out of her car and killed a neighbor's small poodle. Deputies said the attack happened Tuesday evening. According to The Courier the woman told police that the pit bull jumped out... more »
  • Woman Saves Man's Life After His Heart Stops

    February 6, 2012 12:04 AM

    Lafayette General honored a Lafayette woman with the Making a Difference award for going above and beyond, giving life saving CPR to a jogger who had collapsed. Monday, January 9th started as any other day for Gary Dodson. He went to work and then around 11:30 went home for lunch... more »
  • Woman sentenced for fraud after Katrina

    January 27, 2012 9:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 37-year-old New Orleans woman has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for mail fraud and identity theft committed after Hurricane Katrina. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's office said Thursday that Shantell Moses was also ordered to pay $16,915 in restitution to the American Red... 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 »
  • Woman dies in St. Martin Parish crash

    January 24, 2012 10:38 AM

    HENDERSON, La. (AP) - A 55-year-old St. Martinville woman died in a single-vehicle crash south of Henderson. State police say Elizabeth Howe was a passenger in the rear seat of a sport utility vehicle driven by 34-year-old Bryan Howe. Troopers say the crash occurred Monday when Bryan Howe lost control... 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 »
  • 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, woman plead guilty to drug smuggling plot

    October 27, 2011 6:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Nicaraguan man and a New York woman have pleaded guilty to charges they conspired to smuggle heroin into the U.S. on a ship that docked in Louisiana. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's office said the guilty pleas Wednesday by 41-year-old Ernesto Ramon Ali Valles and 37-year-old... more »
  • Jennings woman booked with extortion

    September 23, 2011 7:54 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - State police arrested a Jennings woman accused of extorting an elderly man out of more than $20,000. Troopers tell The Advocate 27-year-old Brooke Cormier was arrested Thursday following a joint investigation involving the FBI. Troopers say Cormier was calling an elderly man in the Jennings area... more »
  • Elderly Woman Issued Court Summons for 911 Calls

    September 12, 2011 11:40 PM

    In St. Mary Parish, a 73-year-old woman was issued a court summons. Deputies said it's because she called 9-1-1 a total of nine times in two days. The Sheriff's Office Chief of Staff, Steve Clarke told KATC, each call was a non-emergency, and since issuing the summons, she hasn't... more »

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