Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:12:52 GMT
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on the girl, even after she told him that she was in pain.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:36:47 GMT
Louisiana State Police reports I-10 East is closed at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to multiple crashes. Traffic on I-10 East is being diverted onto I-49 North.Drivers trying to get toMore >>
Louisiana State Police said I-10 East was closed for a while Tuesday morning due to multiple crashes near Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:18:50 GMT
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, of Hammond, faces charges of felony theft and possession of marijuana. The Tangipahoa ParishMore >>
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Witnesses said they saw him take the units. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:41 GMT
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape. Chief DeputyMore >>
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. He is wanted for forcible rape involving a girl. More >>
AMITE, LA (WAFB) -
Authorities said a 25-year-old woman died Wednesday evening after the car she was driving drifted into the lane of oncoming traffic and collided head-on with an SUV.
It happened on LA 16 about a mile from I-55 in Amite around 7:30 p.m.
The Louisiana State Police identified the woman as Carly Cutrer of Ponchatoula.
Sean Zimmerman, 38, of Roxie, MS suffered minor injuries. He was driving the SUV. Anita Zimmerman, 63, and Steve Zimmerman, 66, were taken to North Oaks Medical Center with minor injuries. The report did not indicate whether Sean Zimmerman went to the hospital.
Troopers said their investigation showed Cutrer was headed west on LA 16 in a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am when she crossed the center line. Her car slammed into a 2011 Buick Enclave. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office.
Troopers added she was not wearing a seatbelt. All of the people in the SUV were properly buckled.
Per standard procedure in deadly car crashes, samples of blood from both drivers were submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for toxicology analysis. Investigators said they don't suspect impairment was a factor in the crash.
They stated it is unknown why the car went into the other lane of traffic.
The investigation is ongoing.
Troopers added a reminder to always buckle up when in a moving vehicle because it could increase the chances of surviving a crash and it is the law.