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 >>
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -
Richard Cooley was supposed to spend the next 13-25 months behind bars. Instead, he died after jumping from the second-floor of the Rowan County Detention Center.
The 48-year-old from Woodleaf appeared in court Friday on charges of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, DWI, and two counts Failure to Appear in Court for Felony Probation Violation.
Cooley pleaded guilty to the charges.
The judge sentenced Cooley to 13-25 months for Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, 120 days for DWI, and 5-6 months for each charge of Felony Probation Violation. The sentences were to run concurrently, so Cooley would have been behind bars for a maximum 25 months.
Cooley was transported to the Rowan County Detention Center after court, and booked immediately. He was being held there until the NC Department of Corrections could take him.
At about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Cooley jumped from the second floor of the Rowan County Detention Center.
Surveillance video runs nonstop at the Detention Center. It shows Cooley landing headfirst on the first floor, near where an officer was stationed to monitor activity.
The nurse reached Cooley within three minutes. He was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center for treatment, and later admitted to Baptist Hospital.
Just after noon Monday, the Rowan County Sheriff's Office learned Cooley had died.