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 >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
LSU Police say they normally have one or two false reports of violent
crimes each year. Right now, they've had four since August.
"I think that's absolutely ridiculous," said LSU student Caroline Gremillion. "I'm not really sure why anyone would do that."
Police Captain Cory Lalonde says as crazy as it sounds, since August
four students have told campus police they were victims of armed robbery
or robbery. Turns out, those crimes never happened. Lalonde says the
excuses for lying ran the gambit - everything from not knowing what to
do after losing rent money to a prank on friends that got out of hand.
even at that point the person had the opportunity to cut it short and
tell the truth at that point, but didn't," said Lalonde.
says all four students were arrested for criminal mischief, which is
punishable by up to a $500 fine and six months in jail. Lieutenant
Jeffrey Metzger says the biggest problem with these false reports is
that it takes officers away from solving real crimes and that goes
beyond LSU's campus.
"It affects city police department and the
sheriff's department because we notify them, as well, as soon as we have
these incidents reported in case the suspects would be heading to their
jurisdictions or their area," said Metzger.
Students we spoke to say they're ashamed of their fellow student who would go these lengths to waste law enforcement's time.
"No, there's no legitimate reason to make a false claim like that...at all," said Dominique Shaw.
"It just makes me super embarrassed that people my age would do that," said Caroline Gremillion.
"It is embarrassing," said Mary Johnston."There's absolutely no reason to cause this kind of stir at this level."
Captain Lalonde still wants students to call police for help but only when someone is actually in danger.