Crime

WANTED: Woman allegedly stole over $700 in vodka, toilet paper

Police are looking for a woman who loaded Tito's Vodka and toilet paper into a grocery cart, then fled without paying.

Sulphur man sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping two Texas girls in 2017

  Area law enforcement visit neighborhood to curb violence ahead of summer

Several doctors, employees at BR pain management clinic involved in Medicare fraud schemes

Prairieville man arrested for road rage after allegedly flashing weapon

Guilty pleas in caging, beating, abuse of autistic woman

  Knife-wielding man arrested after chasing juvenile at bus stop, police say

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Bossier City woman indicted for stabbing husband to death

  GA toddler dies after ‘heinous’ child abuse

Snapchat predator allegedly blackmailing teens for nude photos

Child injured in shooting on Oaklon Avenue

  Man dies after attempted armed robbery at Baton Rouge food mart

NOPD searching for missing 16-year-old girl

Jury awards $3M to black strippers in discrimination case

A Mississippi jury has awarded a total of more than $3 million to five African American strippers after a federal judge found the women worked under worse conditions than their white colleagues.

  La. cold case card deck could make comeback if new sponsor found

The return of Louisiana’s deck of playing cards designed to solve homicides, missing person cases, and unidentified remains cases is welcome by state law enforcement agencies, if a new sponsor signs on to bankroll production.

Man armed with hammers accused of threatening woman for sexual favors

Officers found Daniel Anderson, 58, in the parking lot in a wheelchair with a hammer tucked under his thigh and another hammer propped under his armpit. Anderson told police he was sitting there to make sure the victim didn’t leave the apartment complex.

Police: Louisiana students laced teacher’s drink

Two Louisiana high school students face charges after they allegedly poured a chemical into a teacher's drink and filmed it on Snapchat

  Following teen’s death, Iberville sheriff hopes to increase technology

Gramercy man indicted after alleged deadly shooting in February

Jessica Chambers’ murder suspect Quinton Tellis indicted in death of woman in Louisiana

LAWSUIT: BRPD officers responded too slowly after drive-by shooting, explosive device thrown into home

  Gonzales man arrested on second degree murder charges

New scam tricks phone users into changing PIN

Doctor, 66, faces 3 years in prison in fraud scheme

A Louisiana doctor has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for a scheme to defraud Medicare and other health insurers

Authorities eye surveillance for recalcitrant neighborhood

Authorities near Plaquemine, Louisiana, are seeking at least $400,000 in surveillance technology to monitor a neighborhood they say won't help with investigations

Donations pouring into abortion fund after Alabama bill signed into law

On Twitter, celebrities and politicians are asking their supporters to donate to groups like the Yellowhammer Fund which is now putting these local organizations in the national spotlight.

Covington woman sentenced to life for raping child over several years

A Covington woman was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after repeatedly raping a child under 13, according the district attorney of St. Tammany and Washington parishes.

Caretaker and mother booked in killing of Terrytown man

Two caretakers have been arrested in Jefferson Parish after the death of a 45-year-old Terrytown man.

Police: Woman shot on Bourbon Street dies, officers make arrest

New Orleans Police officers are on the scene of a homicide investigation in the 900 block of Bourbon Street.

  St. Gabriel man wanted for shooting at Gonzales motel

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a St. Gabriel man who is wanted in connection with a shooting at a Gonzales motel.

1 detained, found driving missing man’s truck; body of man recovered

Deputies spotted a missing man's truck in Morgan City, then found out the man had been killed.

Shooting suspect arrested after injuring one at Meadowbrook Apartments

Police have arrested a man accused of critically injuring someone at an apartment complex.

  House torched twice in one week; arson suspected

Officials say the same house was burned twice in four days.

Attorney: SEAL to accept plea deal in Lubbock Green Beret’s death

One of four U.S. servicemen charged in the June 2017 death of an Army Green Beret from Lubbock plans to formally accept a plea deal.

Patient arrested for alleged attack against multiple OLOL staff members, another patient

A 33-year-old man who was a patient at Our Lady of the Lake is in jail after allegedly attacking multiple members of the hospital’s staff and another patient.

  Driver facing charges after Causeway crash, lake rescue

The southbound lanes of the Causeway Bridge were shut down at 11 a.m. on Wednesday as crews worked to remove a pickup truck that flew off the bridge on Tuesday.

  1 woman injured after shooting in Ogden Park area

Police responded to a shooting on S Acadian Thruway Wednesday afternoon.

Crawfish farmer accused of attempting to run over pedestrians catching crawfish from ditch

A crawfish farmer is accused of attempting to run over pedestrians who were catching crawfish in a roadside ditch at the intersection of La. 26 and La. 1126.

‘I’ll hit her again’: Patient attacks hospital employee

After being read his rights, Guaraggi told police he "hit her to get out of this place and if he doesn't get out he will hit her again."

Man killed, 2 injured in Jefferson triple shooting

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a triple shooting in Jefferson that left one man dead and two others injured.

Man arrested with at least 50 images of child porn on cell phone

The man admitted to having viewed child porn for "several years."

  Vehicle connected to shootout involving NBA Youngboy sought by police

Investigators still aren’t sure what caused a fatal shootout in Florida involving rapper Kentrell Gaulden, but Monday they may be closer to getting answers.

RULING: Southern University grievance committee broke state law when handling grade fraud allegations

Southern University’s grievance committee broke Louisiana’s open meetings law, District Judge Richard “Chip” Moore ruled Monday, May 13.

NOPD: 4 injured in Central City shooting

Four people were injured in a shooting in Central City Monday afternoon (May 13).

  Shooting, robbery suspect attempted to run officer off road during multi-parish pursuit

Police are searching for a man possibly involved in a shooting.

Assumption Parish authorities warn public of scam callers posing as law enforcement

Assumption Parish authorities are warning residents of phone scammers asking for money.

  Police release identity of man killed in Convention Street shooting

Officials released the identity of a man killed in a Monday morning shooting on Convention Street.

  Person shot in jaw on Evangeline St.; suspect arrested

One person was reportedly shot in the jaw Thursday night on Evangeline Street.

Judge dismisses lawsuit claiming high prison temps are cruel

A federal judge has conditionally dismissed a lawsuit that claimed three ailing death row inmates in Louisiana were being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment through high heat indexes

  Officers were punched, bear hugged, threatened during Mother’s Day fight

3 people face charges in connection with dispute that drew 49 police units

  Man found with over 100 images, video of child pornography

Investigators arrested Byron Smith, 35, who allegedly possessed over 100 pornographic images and videos of children ranging from 5-10 years of age.

Three arrested after forcing their way into home during fight, slashing victim with pocket knives

Three men were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish prison on home invasion and aggravated battery charges early Saturday morning after a disagreement with a neighbor took a turn for the worst.

  Officer seen punching man in video previously suspended; man charged with battery, resisting

The Baton Rouge Police Department says the man who was repeatedly punched in the face by one of its officers was being arrested for disturbing the peace and public intoxication at the time.

Police: Woman poses as Secret Service agent, tries to kidnap boy and mother

A 23-year-old woman, allegedly posing as a Secret Service member, apparently attacked a mother and her 15-year-old son as they were leaving a doctor’s office in the Marigny.

Truck, lawn care equipment stolen in Denham Springs

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding the person who stole a truck and lawn care equipment in Denham Springs.

  Bloody man repeatedly punched by BRPD, investigation launched

The officer, who BRPD has not yet identified, can be seen punching the man in his bloodied face ten times within a matter of seconds.

  Combined reward up to $17,500 offered for information on murder of 14-year-old Plaquemine teen

A newly released video from the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office shows two men walking up in the dark to a home on Barrow Street in Plaquemine on April 24.

AG: Illegal alien arrested for distributing child porn

A man reportedly living in the country illegally has been arrested for distributing juvenile porn.

  Man arrested for allegedly pointing pellet rifle out of car window on interstate

Police say a man pointed the AR-15 style rifle out of the window of his Ford Mustang.

  Police investigating armed robbery of Jared jewelry store near mall

The Jared Galleria of Jewelry near the Mall of Louisiana was reportedly robbed Wednesday night.

Two more suspects charged in death of Biloxi officer

Two more men have been arrested in the death of Biloxi police officer Robert McKeithen.

  Girlfriend of murder suspect arrested for allegedly having knowledge of plot to kill victim

A man and woman have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting that happened on Wells Street the day after Christmas in 2018.

  One arrested for fatal shooting on Lewis Street

Police have arrested a man accused of shooting and killing a man on Lewis Street.

  DA to seek death penalty for Dakota Theriot; not guilty plea entered

A man accused of killing 5, including his own parents, has pleaded not guilty to three murder charges.

Woman, 1-year-old girl injured in New Orleans East shooting

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting in New Orleans East that has left two people injured.

  Man shows up at police station on Plank Road with serious gunshot wound

The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a shooting after a man showed up at one of their stations suffering from gunshot wounds.

  One injured in Fairfields shooting

Police responded to a reported shooting Tuesday night.

Southern University quietly battles open meetings lawsuit, grade fraud allegations

A decision in an ongoing lawsuit about Southern University's employee complaint process is set to come within the next week.

Woman charged with 4th DWI after being found by officer passed out with car still in gear

A woman is facing her fourth DWI charge after reportedly being found passed out in a vehicle while it was still in gear.

  4 in custody after armed robbery attempt leads deputies on multi-parish pursuit

Authorities in Ascension Parish are looking for two black males connected to an armed robbery.

  Louisiana man accused of holding multiple women captive

Louisiana officials say a Grant Parish man is accused of holding multiple women captive.

  Man wanted for homicide in Honduras arrested in Livingston Parish

Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard confirms the arrest of a man connected to a homicide that happened in Honduras.

UNC Charlotte shooting suspect indicted on 12 charges

Officials say 22-year-old Trystan Terrell opened fire in a university building 5:40 May 30, killing 21-year-old Riley Howell and 19-year-old Ellis Reed Parlier, and injuring 20-year-old Rami Alramadhan, 20-year-old Sean Dehart, 23-year-old Emily Houpt, and 19-year-old Drew Pescaro.

  CAPTURED: Man who allegedly attacked woman over a social media post turns himself in

Police say a man attacked a woman in front of a child over a social media post.

  Rapper Mystikal scheduled to be in court

A popular rapper is scheduled to make a court appearance today, May 7 in Caddo Parish.

  Suspect who swiped cash from elderly veteran captured

It’s a shocking crime of opportunity: a young man is seen in surveillance video swiping cash right out of the hands of an elderly veteran.

Suspect’s brother now charged in shooting death of Biloxi police officer

The brother of the man accused of killing a Biloxi police officer is now in jail on charges related to the death.

1-year-old found after being taken by father

Memphis Police Department is looking for a missing one-year-old who is believed to be with his father.

  SFD seeking information on Highland arsonists

The Shreveport Fire Department is hoping someone will come forward to identify two arsonists caught on video.

  Father arrested in beating death of 1-year-old son

The death of a 1-year-old Baton Rouge boy has been ruled a homicide, and his father has been arrested in connection with the death.

19-year-old accused of killing Biloxi cop now in custody

Police have captured and arrested 19-year-old Darian Tawan Atkinson.