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  • Trial for accused Bourbon Street shooter delayed

    November 22, 2014 7:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The trial of Trung Le, the only person arrested in this summer's mass shooting on Bourbon Street, has been pushed back to Feb. 23. Le was scheduled to be tried Dec. 1 on one charge each of attempted murder and manslaughter. The New Orleans Advocate reports... more »
  • NOPD reassigns 5 accused of ignoring sex crimes

    November 15, 2014 5:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says five detectives have been reassigned while the department investigates allegations they failed to fully investigate more than 1,000 child abuse and sex cases. He said Thursday that initial review of a report from the city inspector general indicates enough... more »
  • Police Search for Suspect Accused of Cutting a Man

    October 12, 2014 3:45 PM

    A suspect is on the run after allegedly cutting a victim in Iberia Parish. Deputies say around 12:34 a.m. Friday a cutting incident took place in around South Corinne Street and Armentor Street in New Iberia. The victim, a 25 year male, says he was in the 1100... more »
  • California nudist camp accused of stealing water

    September 14, 2014 10:35 PM

    LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) - Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought. The San Jose Mercury News reports that rangers with the Midpeninsula Open Space District descended on Lupin Lodge near Los Gatos on Thursday, saying the clothing-optional resort was... more »
  • Family Forgives Montana Man Accused of Plotting a Hit on Own Mother

    July 26, 2014 2:57 PM

    Matthew Campbell of Billings, Montana, was just 19 years old when he was arrested in 2010 after being accused of hiring a hit man and plotting the murder of his mother, Dana Campbell. He pleaded guilty to using a cellphone with intent to commit murder for hire. He was sentenced... more »
  • Man Accused of Killing Girlfriend Abducts 3 Children

    July 13, 2014 12:54 PM

    State Police and Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office are searching for 3 children who were abducted by their father. Deputies say Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, 43, allegedly killed his girlfriend, 24 year-old Heidi Monroy, and fled the scene with his three children. Around 3:35 a.m. Sunday, law officials responded to... more »
  • Man accused of raping 12-year-old Arrested

    June 29, 2014 9:54 PM

    Baton Rouge law officials arrested 18 year old Jervernete George for allegedly raping a juvenile. Police say George is accused of performing sexual acts with a 12-year-old girl in an abandoned house. George is charged with aggravated rape, and is being held on a 150-thousand dollar bond. ... more »
  • Michigan Accountant Accused of Killing Boss Over Embezzlement

    June 28, 2014 10:22 PM

    A Michigan accountant is standing trial, accused of killing his boss who had allegedly caught him embezzling money. Prosecutors have painted Andy Brown as a man who acted in desperation when he allegedly shot and killed David Locey at his office near Kalamazoo, Mich., in 2013. "I believe... more »
  • Nursing home employee accused of raping resident

    June 28, 2014 5:42 PM

    MARRERO, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested an employee of a Marrero nursing home for allegedly raping a 78-year-old resident. Col. John Fortunato says 50-year-old Kenneth Whidden, of Westwego, was booked Friday with aggravated rape and sexual battery of the infirmed. Times-Picayune reports a nurse performing... more »
  • Driver accused in triathlete's death indicted

    May 25, 2014 5:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An Orleans Parish grand jury has indicted the driver in a fatal crash that killed a triathlete in eastern New Orleans. The New Orleans Advocate reports Howard Vidrine was charged with one count of negligent homicide in the death of Frank Guinn, a firefighter from Atlanta;... 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 »
  • Family acquaintance accused of raping child

    March 20, 2014 7:15 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 25-year-old Sulphur man has been accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says its deputies were dispatched Feb. 14 to a local hospital after receiving a complaint regarding a child's assault. Deputies were told a family acquaintance of the... more »
  • Former officer accused of misusing credit card

    March 13, 2014 8:49 AM

    CONVENT, La. (AP) - A former Gramercy patrol officer is facing felony theft charges after officials allege she charged personal purchases, amounting to about $7,500, to a town-issued credit card. The Advocate reports the newly released financial audit for Gramercy's 2012-13 fiscal year brought to light the former officer's alleged... more »
  • Man accused of holding elderly parents captive

    March 3, 2014 10:43 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Deputies say an elderly Gonzales couple's son is accused of holding them captive in their own home for five days until their granddaughter came to their rescue. Maj. Ward Webb of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office tells The Advocate 44-year-old Richard Miley was arrested last week... more »
  • Coaches accused of cheating go to court Feb. 19

    February 10, 2014 6:59 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A pretrial hearing is scheduled next week for five assistant football coaches at Destrehan High accused of cheating. The Courier reports the coaches, along with one of their girlfriends, are accused of using a South Lafourche High School player's user name and password to access a... more »
  • Boyfriend accused in girlfriend's overdose death

    February 4, 2014 8:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police have arrested a 30-year-old man in the fatal heroin overdose of a 31-year-old woman on Dec. 18. Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. tells The Advocate Brandon Eirick, was arrested at about 8:30 p.m. Monday and booked with second-degree murder in the death of... more »
  • Teacher accused of sexual misconduct with student

    January 13, 2014 9:48 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - A teacher at Pineville High School has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a student. The Town Talk reports 27-year-old Robert Stone was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on Friday on three counts of prohibited sexual conduct between educator and student. The Pineville... more »
  • Trial set for Oberlin man accused of killing wife

    December 31, 2013 8:17 AM

    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - The trial of an Oberlin man accused of fatally stabbing his estranged wife and slitting her throat during an argument in June is scheduled to begin Feb. 24. The American Press reports 45-year-old Joseph Eric Vercher is charged with second-degree murder in the June 29 slaying... 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 »
  • Hammond day care center owner accused of abuse

    October 25, 2013 7:32 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Hammond police have arrested a day care center owner accused of child abuse at her facility. Police tell The Advocate 66-year-old Mary Jones, owner of Kadlyn's Academy, in Hammond, was booked on Oct. 11 on a count of cruelty to a juvenile. Lt. Vincent Giannobile says... more »
  • Hotel employee accused of pocketing deposits

    October 1, 2013 9:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Deputies say an employee at the Renaissance hotel in Baton Rouge is accused of stealing more than $34,000 from hotel safe deposits and altering financial records to cover his tracks. East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies issued an arrest warrant for 38-year-old Matthew D.... more »
  • Sister accused of trying to pressure victims

    June 26, 2013 6:39 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish deputies say the sister of a Pineville man who eluded authorities for more than two years now is facing charges that she tried to pressure victims into changing their stories. The Town Talk reports 37-year-old Jennifer Colleen Gordey Davis was arrested Saturday and booked... more »
  • Man accused of carrying BB gun up Capitol steps

    June 21, 2013 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a Greenwell Springs man has been booked with resisting arrest after allegedly carrying a BB gun up the state Capitol steps and then running from the guard who took it. Sgt. J.B. Slaton says 32-year-old Russell Vaughn allegedly ignored orders Wednesday... more »
  • Man accused of setting church fire during service

    May 21, 2013 8:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Charles Parent says that when a man set fire to church doors during a service, some churchgoers put out the fire and others followed the man until police arrested him. Parent's news release Monday evening did not identify the 36-year-old man.... more »
  • Accused shoplifter flees, leaves kids in store

    January 24, 2013 9:26 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police say an accused shoplifter tried to hit a store employee and deserted her two children. The Times reports 31-year-old Natasha Robinson, of Shreveport, was arrested Monday on charges of aggravated battery, theft of goods and child desertion following an incident at a department store.... more »
  • Feds: Businessman accused of fraud after BP spill

    November 2, 2012 3:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana businessman faces a federal wire fraud charge for allegedly seeking to get BP PLC to pay him $1.4 million for supplying a helicopter that the oil giant did not ask for during its response to the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of... 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 »
  • Kentucky State quarterback accused of groping maid

    October 2, 2012 6:24 AM

    CHICAGO (AP) - A misdemeanor battery charge was filed against a Kentucky State University quarterback accused of groping a housekeeper at a Chicago hotel. Martez James was arrested prior to Saturday's Chicago Football Classic, where his team played Albany State University at Soldier Field, a game won by the Golden... more »
  • Kenner Doctor Arrested, Accused of Medicaid Fraud

    July 28, 2012 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The owner of a medical clinic in Kenner has been booked with two counts of Medicaid fraud. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Friday that 78-year-old Dr. George A. Farber Sr. surrendered to his office's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit on Thursday and was booked into the... more »
  • Deputy accused of crashing patrol car while drunk

    July 19, 2012 6:40 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has resigned after allegedly crashing his patrol car while drunk. Col. John Fortunato, a department spokesman, tells The Times-Picayune that 27-year-old Christopher Hyer resigned July 12. He says Hyer had been suspended immediately after he was booked July 9 with driving... more »
  • Mother, sons accused of selling bath salts

    June 28, 2012 8:43 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - State police say a Lake Charles mother and two of her sons have been arrested on suspicion of distributing bath salts. Troopers say 48-year-old Verna Oliver, 25-year-old Daniel Oliver and 24-year-old Matthew Oliver were booked with possession with intent to distribute a Schedule 1 controlled... more »
  • Deputy arrested, accused of forgery

    June 13, 2012 7:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy accused of forgery has been arrested. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks says 22-year-old Shanequa Lovely had called in sick to work on Friday. Hicks says Lovely had excessive absences, so her supervisor asked her to provide a doctor's... more »
  • Man accused of selling Coast Guard equipment

    May 25, 2012 7:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 47-year-old Denham Springs man faces federal charges of mail fraud and retaining stolen government property for allegedly selling electronic equipment from the U.S. Coast Guard. The Advocate reports an indictment was returned by a federal grand jury Wednesday in Baton Rouge. According to the... more »
  • Ex-workers accused in Thibodaux restaurant fire

    May 22, 2012 6:08 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Two former employees are accused of torching a Western Sizzlin restaurant early Monday. Police say 18-year-old Donavan Cade Hoffpauir and 22-year-old Derrick Hebert, both of Thibodaux, were arrested on a charge of arson after allegedly confessing to burning the restaurant. If convicted, each would face up... more »
  • Trial begins for man accused of killing his wife

    May 15, 2012 7:11 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Tioga man accused of killing his wife then trying to run over two deputies is set to stand trial. The Town Talk reports Joseph Anton Chehardy Jr. is charged with second-degree murder of his wife, Janeva Lasyone, who was shot twice, once in the head,... more »
  • Man accused of defrauding spill victims' fund

    May 15, 2012 6:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a 41-year-old businessman who moved to New Orleans from Georgia after the catastrophic BP oil spill in 2010 has been charged with defrauding a compensation fund set up for victims. The Justice Department says Dwayne Smith was charged last week on one count... more »
  • Man accused in deadly BR holdup extradited

    April 11, 2012 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a 40-year-old man has been extradited from California to face charges in a botched drug deal-turned-armed robbery that left one of his relatives dead. Police Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Tuesday that Marcus Heard of Baton Rouge would be booked with second-degree... more »
  • NOPD suspends officer accused of driving drunk

    April 6, 2012 10:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say they have suspended an officer accused of driving drunk in an unmarked city vehicle while off duty. Police spokesman Remi Braden says Causeway Police pulled over 33-year-old Ryan Aucoin shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, the 24-mile-long bridge... more »
  • St. James man accused of illegal fish, game sales

    April 4, 2012 9:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has accused a 66-year-old St. James man of illegally buying nearly 1,900 fish and some venison, and illegally selling more than 1,000 fish and some of the venison. Enforcement spokesman Adam Einck says Roy Folse faces 55 counts alleging... more »
  • State library worker accused of stealing $109,000

    March 30, 2012 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police say a state library employee wanted for allegedly embezzling $110,000 of privately donated funds has turned herself in to authorities. The Advocate reports 39-year-old Alison Claire Foster of Baker, was arrested Thursday and booked into Parish Prison on 174 counts of unauthorized use of... more »
  • Student accused of stealing textbooks from dorm

    March 28, 2012 9:21 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - Grambling State University police say a 25-year-old student is accused of stealing textbooks from a dormitory, fighting a policeman who chased him down, and kicking the officer in the groin after a second policeman hit him with a stun-gun. The Ruston Daily Leader reports that Joshua... more »
  • Man accused of swiping fuel from pump stations

    March 22, 2012 7:30 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A Thibodaux man has been accused of stealing nearly $10,000 worth of diesel fuel from four Terrebonne Parish flood control pump stations. Sheriff's deputies say 31-year-old Dale Massey also is suspected in a school burglary in Houma and the attempted burglary of a shed owned by... more »
  • Man accused in fatal shooting, motel standoff dies

    March 12, 2012 5:57 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 29-year-old has died three days after a police standoff followed a killing and other attacks in Lake Charles Police tell the American Press that Felton Watson of Lake Charles died Saturday in a hospital where he was taken after suffering seizures during questioning on... more »
  • Former officer accused of choking suspect

    March 7, 2012 8:00 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A former Port Allen police officer has been charged with choking a suspect during a traffic stop. The Advocate reports a West Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Jasmione Clark Tuesday on charges of second-degree battery and malfeasance for the Sept. 24 incident that prosecutors... more »
  • Winnsboro man accused of hunting contest fraud

    January 24, 2012 9:33 AM

    WINNSBORO, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has accused a 54-year-old Winnsboro man of shooting a deer with an illegal weapon - and committing fraud by entering it in four big buck contests. Spokesman Adam Einck said Monday that Billy W. Jordan allegedly shot the buck... more »
  • Man accused of killing ex-wife in Winnfield

    January 6, 2012 9:39 AM

    WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - Winnfield police have arrested a man in the death of his ex-wife. Gregory Washington has been booked with second-degree murder. He is accused of killing Jacquelyn Washington after a domestic argument got out of control. Police say the victim was found shot and stabbed multiple times... more »
  • Former housing official accused of embezzlement

    January 4, 2012 9:02 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The U.S. Attorney's Office in Lafayette has charged the former executive director of the Church Point Housing Authority with embezzling more than $195,000. In a bill of information filed in federal court Friday, Sarah Robert was charged with one count of embezzlement of government money. Federal... more »
  • Mom Accused of Making Baseless Abuse Accusations

    November 17, 2011 12:46 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The owner of a Terrebonne Parish day care center has been indicted on a charge of cruelty to a juvenile after allegedly making false accusations about her own child's father. The 39-year-old Rhonda Soomro was indicted Tuesday. A document prepared by state District Judge David Arceneaux... more »
  • Mother Says Son Saved Friend Moments Before Getting Hit by Accused Drunk Driver

    October 11, 2011 1:06 AM

    The pedestrian struck by an accused drunk driver this weekend in downtown Lafayette remains in critical condition. 23 year old Eddie Dubois is suffering from severe brain injuries and has been in and out of a coma. "This is my worst nightmare," said Eddie's mom Kathy, who has... more »
  • N.O. cop accused of writing 215 bogus tickets

    August 19, 2011 9:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police officer has been arrested on suspicion of writing bogus traffic tickets to collect extra pay. Officer Glen Gross was arrested Thursday and booked on charges of "injuring public records" and malfeasance in office. Gross is accused of writing 215 traffic tickets for... more »
  • Jail employee accused of smuggling drugs

    August 12, 2011 9:58 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a jail employee and a woman visitor to the parish jail during an investigation of drug smuggling. Jail Warden Ray Newman tells The Advocate 21-year-old Kabarris Jackson of Clinton was fired Wednesday night and booked with criminal mischief during... more »
  • Mexico extradites welder accused of Miss rapes

    August 5, 2011 10:08 AM

    LAUREL, Miss. (AP) - A welder arrested 15 months ago in Mexico is in a Mississippi jail after extradition and arraignment on charges related to sexual assaults against five women aged 59 and older. The Hattiesburg American reports that Miguel Oros of Tabasco, Mexico, was extradited Wednesday and arraigned Thursday... more »
  • 3 Winnsboro women accused of Medicaid fraud

    August 2, 2011 9:17 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says three former employees of a Rayville personal care services agency have been booked with Medicaid fraud. The News-Star ( ) reports that 50-year-old Georgia Lee Coleman was booked on 35 counts, 45-year-old Lisa Thomas on 10 counts, and 37-year-old Yaschica... more »
  • LC man accused of raping girl

    July 22, 2011 9:37 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a 58-year-old Lake Charles man on allegations that he repeatedly raped a 16-year-old girl who had run away from home. The American Press reports Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies arrested Steve Guillory after a monthlong investigation and charged him with forcible rape and... more »
  • Avondale woman accused of stealing benefits

    July 22, 2011 6:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 48-year-old woman from Avondale has been accused of stealing government funds. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says Alma Williams was charged Thursday in a Bill of Information with one count of theft of government funds. The court documents say Williams received about $69,651 in Social Security... more »
  • 2 teenagers accused of Slidell carjacking

    July 12, 2011 5:52 AM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Two 16-year-old boys are in custody following a carjacking in Slidell and a chase on Interstate 10. The St. Tammany Parish sheriff says an apartment resident reported being carjacked at gunpoint late Sunday. When police tried to pull the car over, a chase ensued at speeds... more »
  • NJ professor accused of running prostitution site

    June 21, 2011 10:21 AM

    MADISON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey college professor has been arrested in New Mexico and accused of operating a prostitution website. David Flory teaches physics at Fairleigh Dickinson University's campus in Teaneck, N.J. On Sunday, police arrested the New York City resident in Albuquerque, N.M., on 40 counts of... more »
  • Worker accused of taking money to falsify records

    June 14, 2011 10:07 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Police in Thibodaux have accused an employee in the city's Parks Department of accepting money in exchange for falsifying community service time sheets. The Daily Comet reports that the case involved an employee allegedly willing to take $250 from a Thibodaux Police confidential informant in a... more »
  • 7 men accused of illegal ATV riding

    June 9, 2011 10:31 AM

    VIDALIA, La. (AP) - Concordia Parish sheriff's deputies say seven men have been cited for illegal use of all-terrain vehicles on the Mississippi River levee south of Vidalia. Sheriff Randy Maxwell says the men were cited Wednesday for cutting or destroying levees in violation of state law. Investigators tell The... more »
  • La. Woman Accused Of Stealing Tax Payment

    June 2, 2011 9:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former temporary employee of the Louisiana Department of Revenue has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a money order that a taxpayer submitted to pay for his state income taxes. Police arrested Carol Ann Wilson, of Baton Rouge, last Friday on a felony theft... more »
  • Man, woman accused of setting fire at Lutcher High

    January 25, 2011 8:19 PM

    LUTCHER, La. (AP) - A 21-year-old man an 18-year-old woman are in jail tonight, accused of setting fire to the Lutcher High School football stadium. The stadium burned November 15th. St. James Parish Sheriff Willy Martin tells WAFB-TV that Adam Lambert faces a charge of arson while Lindsey Matherne was... more »
  • Hammond man accused of child porn

    January 25, 2011 8:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a 19-year-old Hammond man has been booked with possessing pornography involving juveniles. He said in a statement Tuesday that Sean Joseph Decelle was arrested after an investigation by the Louisiana Attorney General's High Technology Crime Unit and the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
  • Company accountant, stepson accused of embezzling

    January 21, 2011 7:59 PM

    RACELAND, La. (AP) - An accountant for a Raceland seafood company and his stepson have been arrested on charges they embezzled more than $466,000 since 2009. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office said Friday that 54-year-old Edward Snyder systematically altered and cashed checks worth $432,954 from 2009 to last year and... more »
  • LA Man Accused of Pulling Gun on Deputy

    January 9, 2011 12:17 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - A Louisiana man accused of pulling a gun on a deputy in Mississippi is being held on $1.2 million bond after a judge refused to lower the amount. Harrison County Justice Court Judge Diane Ladner heard testimony last week against Kenneth Dubroc Jr., and bound the... more »
  • Daycare Worker Accused of Biting Baby

    December 30, 2010 6:52 AM

    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - Ouachita Parish deputies say a 20-year-old daycare worker is accused of biting a 5-month-old boy. Alexis Binford of West Monroe was booked Wednesday on one count of cruelty to a juvenile. An arrest affidavit says the baby's father told police his son was bitten on... more »
  • Holden Man Accused of 101 Indecent Acts

    November 30, 2010 9:01 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies say a 44-year-old Holden man has been arrested on more than 100 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile, and more could be forthcoming. Deputy Perry Rushing says that Franklin Dale Church was arrested Friday and booked with 101 counts of indecent... more »
  • 2 ULM baseball players accused of rape

    November 22, 2010 10:40 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Two University of Louisiana-Monroe pitchers have been booked with aggravated rape. 21-year-old Shelby Esters Aulds of West Monroe and 20-year-old Kendall Scott Thamm of Baytown, Texas, turned themselves in Friday and are free on $15,000 bond each. Athletic Director Bobby Staub said in a news release... more »
  • New Details on Man Accused of Dumping Girl's Body

    November 6, 2010 10:34 PM

    New details on the man accused of killing a young girl and dumping her body in central Louisiana. "Thomas Steven Sanders" was actually presumed dead 16 years ago, that's several years after he seemingly disappeared, family and friends hadn't seen him since 1987. Sanders is accused of murdering 12-year-old... more »
  • Democrats accused of skirting campaign finance law

    October 27, 2010 9:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican Jay Dardenne has accused his Democratic opponent's family of trying to sidestep limits on campaign contributions in the lieutenant governor's race by funneling money through the Democratic Party. Democrat Caroline Fayard's family has given thousands of dollars to the Louisiana Democratic Party, which has... more »
  • 2 Accused in Separate Wildfires

    October 8, 2010 8:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry announces charges in separate forest fires in Livingston and Sabine parishes. Mike Strain says 52-year-old Charlie Sibley of Holden was cited Thursday for criminal negligence in a wildfire that burned 450 acres in Livingston Parish. If convicted, Sibley faces... more »
  • Panel Accused Transocean of Thwarting Their Effort to get Documents and Witnesses

    October 5, 2010 3:36 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Members of a federal panel investigating the cause of the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion and oil spill and how to improve safety and oversight accused rig owner 2010-10-05 on Tuesday of thwarting their efforts to get to critical documents and a witness. The co-chair of... more »
  • Couple Accused of kidnapping and Raping Jaycee Dugard Indicted by Grand Jury

    October 1, 2010 5:20 PM

    PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted the couple accused of kidnapping and raping Jaycee Dugard, who was held for 18 years in California. Phillip and Nancy Garrido were indicted on 19 counts in a process that will eliminate the need for a preliminary hearing, where their alleged... more »
  • Woman Accused of Abusing 11-year-old Girl

    September 24, 2010 11:23 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Detectives booked a 32-year-old Holden woman Thursday with two additional criminal counts in a child abuse case involving an 11-year-old girl, Jason Ard, Chief of Operations for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said. The investigation has indicated that Lisa Faber didn't just know about the shackling... more »
  • Teen accused of Killing His Parents Pleads Guilty by Reason of Insanity

    September 22, 2010 12:21 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A 15-year-old West Ouachita High School student indicted in the deaths of his parents has pleaded of not guilty by reason of insanity. The News-Star reports the teenager entered his plea Wednesday before state District Judge Daniel Ellender in Monroe. The teen is accused of killing... more »
  • Grand Jury Indicts a Man in Double Stabbing

    September 21, 2010 9:27 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. - A DeSoto grand jury has indicted a 35-year-old Mansfield man in connection with the Aug. 8 stabbing deaths of his estranged wife and her sister. The grand jury returned two counts of first-degree murder Monday against Stephen Rivers. Rivers is being held in the DeSoto Detention Center... more »
  • NY Man Accused of Stealing Heavy Equipment

    August 21, 2010 4:18 PM

    PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a New York man is accused of selling a stolen front loader and possessing other stolen heavy equipment. Trooper Nick Manale said Friday that 52-year-old James Hurst was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on charges of felony theft and possessing stolen... more »
  • LA salon accused of cheating Liv Tyler and others

    August 18, 2010 9:27 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The owner of a Beverly Hills beauty salon was charged with fraud Wednesday for using credit card information from clients such as Liv Tyler to ring up hundreds of thousands of dollars in bogus charges, authorities said. Maria Gabriella Perez, 51, was arrested by Secret Service... more »
  • 16-year-old accused of raping boys

    August 18, 2010 9:16 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 16-year-old boy has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting four young boys while he baby-sat for them this summer. Caddo Parish sheriff's detectives Wednesday arrested the teenager on four counts of aggravated rape. Sheriff Steve Prator says the victims are ages 4, 5, 7 and... more »
  • Man Accused of Stabbing Son Goes on Trial Starting Today

    August 18, 2010 1:36 PM

    Newman Thibodeaux, the man accused of stabbing his son, Keith Thibodeaux, in the stomach earlier this year at the Belaire Cove Crawfish Etoufee cookoff in Ville Platte, goes on trial starting today in Ville Platte starting at 9am. Jury selection was held yesterday (Tuesday).
  • Man Accused of Shooting at People Pleads Not Guilty

    August 12, 2010 5:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Mississippi man who federal prosecutors say fired a shotgun at three black men in a racially-motivated attack following Hurricane Katrina has pleaded not guilty to all five counts he faces. Roland Bourgeois Jr., a 47-year-old white man from Columbia, Miss., is accused of opening fire... more »
  • Lafayette Man Accused in Stabbing Will not be Indicted

    August 12, 2010 1:49 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A grand jury has declined to indict a 37-year-old Lafayette man accused in the Valentine's Day stabbing death of a man in a Scott nightclub. The grand jury returned a no true bill Wednesday on Christopher James Marmottin, who faced one count of manslaughter in Nathan... more »
  • Death Sentence Upheld For Man Accused of Killing Child

    August 12, 2010 11:24 AM

    HOUSTON (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the death sentence of a Corpus Christi man condemned for the 1998 killing of his girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter. In its ruling, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is critical of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for deciding earlier that... more »
  • Men Arrested, Accused of Fake BP Fishing Claims

    August 4, 2010 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State agents have arrested two Iberia Parish men accused of trying to scam BP of nearly $10,000 in fraudulent commercial fishing trip tickets. Wildlife & Fisheries agents say 36-year-old An Ly and 31-year-old Samith Huynh allegedly falsified trip tickets for January through April, claiming Huynh... more »
  • No bond for ex-cop accused in bridge shootings

    August 3, 2010 9:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal magistrate ruled Tuesday that a former New Orleans police officer accused of shooting two unarmed men days after Hurricane Katrina cannot be released before trial because he is dangerous and a flight risk. Magistrate Judge Louis Moore ordered Robert Faulcon, one of four defendants... more »
  • Doctor: Accused Teacher Mentally Ill

    July 8, 2010 9:10 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A psychiatrist has testified that Allison Hargrave, a former private-school counselor accused of a federal sex crime, is mentally ill and in need of treatment. Hargrave is accused of using e-mail to entice a 14-year-old girl at Ascension Episcopal School in Lafayette to engage in sexual... more »
  • Accused Murderer Says He's Willing to Die

    June 29, 2010 8:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The man accused of killing two women at a construction company again says he did it and is willing to die. Fifty-three-year-old Richard Matthews has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder of 44-year-old Dianna Tullier of Walker and 55-year-old Cheryl Boykin of Denham Springs. Both... more »
  • Lafayette Parish School Employee Is Accused Of Embezzling

    June 3, 2010 7:08 PM

    A Lafayette Parish School employee is accused tonight of embezzling more than $50,000 dollars. 59 year old Carol Thomas was charged with theft, injuring public records, public payroll fraud, obstruction of justice and malfeasance in office. Thomas supervised the extended learning program for the school board. Police analyzed... more »
  • Man Accused of 146 Burglaries

    May 26, 2010 10:17 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - Police say a fugitive arrested in Port Allen is accused of committing 146 burglaries in southeast Louisiana. Before Port Allen police arrested him Tuesday, Police Chief Fred Smith said 20-year-old Demond Boston was designated as a "most wanted" fugitive by the Thibodaux Police Department, the... more »
  • Grandson Accused in Slaying

    May 26, 2010 9:04 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 32-year-old Lake Charles man has been arrested in the February 2009 death of his grandmother. Officials say Carl J. Webb was booked last week with first-degree murder. He was in the Calcasieu Correctional Center on unrelated burglary and weapons charges when he was arrested.... more »
  • Trial Set for Man Accused in Death of Minister

    May 21, 2010 9:56 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The trial of a man accused of killing a Thibodaux priest nearly 18 years ago will likely go forward in August, though a judge ruled two months ago he can not be sentenced for the crime because he was a juvenile at the time of the... more »
  • Real Estate Investor Accused

    May 13, 2010 9:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Metairie man who built his real estate business into a major apartment landlord has been charged with mail fraud in connection of an alleged scheme that cost investors at least $3.5 million. Federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday that Michael Smuck, 61, sold a Houston apartment complex... more »
  • Eunice Woman Accused Of Hiring A Hit Man To Kill Her Husband

    March 5, 2010 2:59 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The bond for a 45-year-old Eunice woman accused of attempting to hire a hit man to kill her estranged husband and his new girlfriend has been increased to $500,000. State District Judge Alonzo Harris this week agreed to the prosecution's request to increase the bond for... more »
  • Forked Island Man Accused In Plaquemine Murder

    January 22, 2010 6:37 PM

    A Forked Island man is accused of killing a man in Plaquemine. 25-year-old Channing Paul Touchet allegedly shot 17-year-old Jamarius Riley. Media reports say Touchet might have mistaken Riley for someone else. The teenager was walking home from his job at a local grocery store when he was killed.
  • Suspect Accused Of Robbing Elderly Woman Arrested

    January 7, 2010 5:50 PM

    Update: The suspect responsible for battering and robbing an 86-year-old woman has been identified as Labrente Noel (21) of Lafayette. He was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery, 2nd Degree Battery, 3-counts Auto Theft, and Violence against a person 65-years or older. On Thursday, December 31, 2009, the victim... more »
  • Trial Set For Mother Accused In Child Car Death

    December 18, 2009 10:54 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 32-year-old woman accused of leaving her infant daughter in a running car with the heater on for five hours in 2008 is fit to stand trial. State District Judge Thomas Duplantier on Thursday said that doctors found Natalie Thornton capable of standing trial for... more »
  • Man Accused In Girlfriend's Murder Bond Remains

    November 9, 2009 7:12 PM

    A man accused of beating his girlfriend to death in Pointe Coupee Parish will remain behind bars on a $1 million bond. Authorities say Larry Snyder kidnapped Davina Chapman from a bar near Krotz Springs and killed her. In court Monday, he was denied a bond-reduction. Initially, the... more »

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