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  • Iberia Woman Charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

    November 15, 2014 12:55 PM

    A New Iberia woman was arrested for allegedly trying to kill a man. Deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department arrested Javonda Lacroix, 25, for second degree attempted murder Friday. Lacroix allegedly shot a 48-year-old male on Monday, November 10, 2014 in Iberia Parish. She was already incarcerated... more »
  • Moss Bluff man charged with cruelty to the infirmed

    June 28, 2014 5:58 PM

    A 19-year-old Moss Bluff man has been arrested after beating two elderly family members, authorities said. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Austin Lee Dailey was arrested May 10. "On May 8, deputies were dispatched to a home in Moss Bluff in reference to a disturbance,"... more »
  • Westlake Man Charged with Fifth DWI after Crash while Texting

    June 22, 2014 11:58 PM

    Louisiana State Police responded to a two vehicle crash early yesterday evening around 6:26 p.m. The crash involving an impaired, texting driver traveling with an 8-year-old child in the vehicle. Officer report 37-year-old Brent Hetzler of Westlake was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado on Nevils Bluff Road, west of... more »
  • Girl's mom charged with murder, returns Tennessee

    May 25, 2014 5:38 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The mother of a disabled 12-year-old girl who died of gangrene and bedsores in 2012 has been jailed in Shelby County after being indicted on first-degree murder charges. The Tennessean reported that 36-year-old Raven Ruth, had been indicted by a grand jury in February, though she... more »
  • Toddler Charged With Attempted Murder in Hiding With Family

    April 12, 2014 5:48 PM

    LAHORE, Pakistan April 9, 2014 (AP)- A 9-month-old Pakistani boy has been swept up in an attempted murder investigation that highlights the country's dysfunctional criminal justice system where even children are not immune from questionable legal decisions. The toddler was brought to court last Friday as part of an... more »
  • La. businessman charged with defrauding bank

    December 28, 2012 4:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The owner of a Covington development and construction company has been charged with fraudulently obtaining a multimillion-dollar bank loan. Raymond Grow II, owner and operator of Masters Built Construction LLC, was charged Wednesday in federal court with one count of making a false statement to a... more »
  • Teacher charged with having sex with student

    December 21, 2012 9:45 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say a 27-year-old Tioga High School teacher has been arrested for having a sexual relationship with a student at the school. The Town Talk reports Heather Michelle Cooksey, of Pineville, was booked Wednesday into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on two counts... more »
  • Boyfriend Charged with Arson

    November 22, 2012 4:17 AM

    A late night house fire causes a trailer to be a total loss. Just after 10:45pm Wednesday night, Lafayette police and fire department were on the scene of a major house fire. When officials arrived at 215 N.Girouard Road, there was heavy smoke and flames spewing out of the... more »
  • Man charged with threatening nuclear reactor

    November 2, 2012 3:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a 48-year-old Gretna man has been charged with threatening to destroy a nuclear reactor. William Dugas was charged Thursday in a two-count indictment handed down by a federal grand jury. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten charges that Dugas called the Louisiana Public Service Commission... more »
  • Bomb threat suspect charged in state court

    October 4, 2012 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 42-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of calling in a bomb threat to LSU on Sept. 17 has been charged in state court. The Advocate reports the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office filed a one-count bill of information Wednesday charging William Bouvay Jr.... more »
  • Dentist charged with fraudulently billing La.

    July 27, 2012 8:25 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Shreveport dentist has been charged with fraudulently billing Louisiana's Medicaid program. Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell's office says 48-year-old Charles S. Williams Jr. was arrested Tuesday on 16 counts of Medicaid fraud and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Caldwell's office Thursday... more »
  • Arraignment for man charged with exploiting kids

    May 29, 2012 6:31 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A man charged in Louisiana with sexually exploiting children is scheduled to have an arraignment Friday. Daniel Eugene Burris was indicted in September on five charges related to at least three juveniles, but he wasn't arrested until last week in Arkansas. The indictment filed in U.S.... more »
  • New Iberia man charged with felony hit-and-run

    May 29, 2012 6:00 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say 37-year-old Curtis Williams of New Iberia has surrendered to authorities and identified himself as the man driving a Ford Ranger that struck and killed a pedestrian. Troopers say 39-year-old Renee Green of New Iberia was struck Friday while walking south on... more »
  • Alexandria woman charged with child desertion

    May 25, 2012 7:04 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - An Alexandria woman faces a charge of child desertion after officers arrived at a home and found two young children alone. The Town Talk reports police detectives had gone to a house Wednesday to find Dvisia Marshall on an unrelated matter. When they arrived, they found... more »
  • Woman charged in theft of late mother's benefits

    May 8, 2012 6:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Gretna woman has been charged with fraudulently receiving more than $173,000 in Social Security Administration benefits intended for her late mother. A court filing Monday charges 75-year-old Shirley Bunda with theft of government funds. Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say Bunda, who shared a joint... more »
  • 6 youths charged with cyberbullying, battery

    April 30, 2012 10:56 AM

    LOGANSPORT, La. (AP) - Six Logansport youths have been arrested on cyberbullying and battery charges after authorities say on three occasions they held down a 10-year-old boy, partially stripped him of his clothing and videotaped the incident. DeSoto Parish sheriff's deputies say the cellphone videos then were shown to fellow... more »
  • Baker woman charged in shooting death

    April 26, 2012 10:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baker woman has been indicted in the January shooting death of another woman. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged 38-year-old Kolande Williams with second-degree murder Wednesday in the death of 31-year-old Kimberly Stewart. A second-degree murder conviction carries a... more »
  • Man charged with rape of 9-year-old child

    April 5, 2012 11:05 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - State prosecutors say a 34-year-old Houma man has been charged with raping a 9-year-old child while he was out of jail on bond after an arrest on child pornography. In a statement, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a forensic examination of Scott Massey's computer found... more »
  • Teenagers charged with arson

    March 22, 2012 9:24 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Deputies have arrested students at two Ascension Parish schools in unrelated arson cases. Johnnie Balfantz, school system spokesman, tells The Advocate the fires were set in restrooms at St. Amant High and Lowery Middle schools. Balfantz says the damage was minimal, and no one was hurt.... more »
  • Woman charged with defrauding FEMA after Gustav

    March 22, 2012 7:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A LaPlace woman has been charged with fraudulently receiving more than $28,000 in federal aid following Hurricane Gustav in 2008. A court filing Tuesday charges 33-year-old Shanette Raquell Kennard with one count of theft of government funds. She faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in... more »
  • Coastal Carolina's Gradnigo charged with assault

    March 5, 2012 8:53 AM

    CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Coastal Carolina forward Chris Gradnigo has been arrested and charged with third degree assault and battery. Campus police arrested the 6-foot-7 player around 5 a.m. Sunday. The details of the charges were not immediately available Monday morning. The senior from Lake Charles La., averaged nearly 15... more »
  • N.O. detective charged in theft plot

    March 2, 2012 6:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police detective has been charged with conspiring to steal roughly $3,600 from a nonprofit group that assists homeless families. A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted 37-year-old Tiwana Alexander on charges of conspiracy and theft of federal funds. Alexander allegedly conspired with a... more »
  • Man charged in plot to export military technology

    March 1, 2012 6:00 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - An Australian man has been indicted along with his company in a scheme to export components for drones, torpedoes and other military technology to Iran. A federal grand jury in Washington on Wednesday indicted David Levick, who remains at large and is believed to be living in... more »
  • Rig manager charged with lying to feds about tests

    February 29, 2012 10:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Mississippi man who worked as manager on a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico directed rig workers to falsify testing on a key safety device. A court filing Tuesday in New Orleans charges 49-year-old Donald Hudson, of Walnut Grove, Miss., with... more »
  • West Virginina Mine Boss Charged with Fraud in Deadly Blast

    February 22, 2012 10:11 AM

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The superintendent of the West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 men was charged Wednesday with conspiracy to defraud the federal government, becoming the highest-ranking Massey Energy employee to face criminal prosecution so far over the deadly blast. Former Upper Big Branch mine boss... more »
  • Man charged with 2nd-degree murder in NO killings

    February 21, 2012 8:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man accused of killing his estranged ex-girlfriend and her teenage son has been indicted with two counts of second-degree murder. The Times-Picayune reports that 45-year-old Keith Tate was originally booked with first-degree murder for the deaths of 36-year-old Kywanda Butcher and her 13-year-old... more »
  • Ex-employee of La. surgeons charged with fraud

    February 14, 2012 9:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A woman who worked as an office manager for a Covington medical practice has been charged with fraudulently paying herself more than $600,000 in authorized salary out of her employer's payroll account. A court filing last week charges 40-year-old Jacqueline Evans Segura with one count of... more »
  • Police: Accused killer charged with jail attack

    February 13, 2012 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says an inmate charged with killing his grandfather used a razor to attack a man accused of molestation. Sheriff's spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks tells The Advocate that 31-year-old Dustin Musso spat at deputies who tried to question him... more »
  • Home Invasion Suspect Also Charged in Ongoing Murder Case

    January 31, 2012 11:23 PM

    Youngsville police are still looking Tuesday night for a home invasion suspect, while the other remains behind bars. Police arrested 22-year-old Gregory Lemelle early Tuesday morning. Police say officers located Lemelle hiding a few blocks from the scene after the homeowner fired two shots through the door to scare off... more »
  • Man charged with threat during Lions-Saints game

    January 31, 2012 5:57 AM

    JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan man faces federal charges on accusations he phoned in a bomb threat to the Superdome while the Detroit Lions were playing the New Orleans Saints in the NFL playoffs. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says that 34-year-old Shawn H. Payton made the... more »
  • Analyst charged with selling homeowners' names

    January 20, 2012 9:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans woman who worked as an analyst for Louisiana's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has been charged with plotting to sell the names of residents eligible for federal funds to elevate their homes after Hurricane Katrina. A court filing Thursday charges 33-year-old Wanda Acker Williams... more »
  • Man charged in `Doctor Shopping' probe

    January 17, 2012 10:15 AM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - A 48-year-old Slidell man faces 20 counts of fraudulently obtaining a dangerous controlled substance. Louisiana State Police arrested David Songy after an investigation determined that Songy had visited 22 different doctors and 18 pharmacies across St. Tammany and Jefferson parishes, filling multiple prescriptions for pain medications.... more »
  • Charged with Distribution of crack cocaine

    January 10, 2012 10:28 AM

    On December 27, 2011, Romaine Thomas, 33, of 1286 Whiteville Road, Ville Platte, was arrested and charged with distribution of crack cocaine. Thomas was released on a $10,000.00 bond set by Judge J. Larry Vidrine.
  • Court worker charged with stealing payments

    November 9, 2011 6:24 AM

    HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) - A St. Charles Parish court employee has been arrested on charges she pocketed payments for two speeding tickets. The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office says 41-year-old Tina Bourque, of Des Allemands, was released on bond following her arrest Monday on charges of theft, malfeasance and injuring... more »
  • Ex-Jindal staffer charged with taking cash bribe

    November 3, 2011 8:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former member of Gov. Bobby Jindal's staff is facing a possible federal prison sentence for allegedly trading a grant for a cash bribe. The Advocate reports ( ) the U.S. District Attorney's Office filed a bill of information last week charging Jonetta Faye Bennett... more »
  • Ex-day-care worker charged in death

    September 1, 2011 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has indicted a former Baker day-care worker on a second-degree murder charge in the October death of a 2-month-old infant. The Advocate reports Wednesday's indictment of 23-year-old Ashley Rene Reifer came six months after the doctor who performed... more »
  • 25,000 drivers charged because of computer glitch

    August 11, 2011 9:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - About 25,000 Louisiana drivers were assessed $3 late fees because of a computer problem at the Office of Motor Vehicles. Vehicle owners did not receive notice that their registration tags were expiring, a problem announced last week when a state senator complained. At the time,... more »
  • Former debt collector charged with bank fraud

    July 13, 2011 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The former owner of a Baton Rouge debt-collection business has been released without bail after being charged with bank fraud and aggravated identity theft that allegedly cost Hancock Bank more than $126,000. The Advocate reports William Ferguson of LaPlace appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen... more »
  • Albanian charged in Frankfurt airport shooting

    July 7, 2011 10:51 AM

    BERLIN (AP) - German prosecutors said Thursday that they have filed murder charges against a 21-year-old Kosovo Albanian in the slaying of two U.S. airmen outside Frankfurt's airport and alleged he was inspired by online jihadist videos to kill Americans. Arid Uka, who grew up in Germany, was charged July... more »
  • 3 juveniles charged in school vandalism

    June 28, 2011 7:44 AM

    PIERRE PART, La. (AP) - Three Pierre Part juveniles have been arrested in the vandalism at Pierre Part Primary and Middle schools. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said in a news release a 12-year-old and a 13-year-old were both booked on two counts of vandalism and two counts of simple... more »
  • Trial opens for La. officers charged in shootings

    June 23, 2011 6:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The first day of jury selection ended Wednesday without anyone seated to hear the case of five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in the deadly shootings of unarmed people on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath. For more than five hours, U.S.... more »
  • Ex-French Market director charged with theft

    June 23, 2011 5:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The former executive director of New Orleans' French Market Corp., who resigned amid scandal last summer, has been charged with one count of felony theft. Orleans Parish prosecutors Wednesday said Kenneth Ferdinand had been charged in a bill of information. WWL-TV says Ferdinand quietly resigned last... more »
  • Man Charged with Pointing Gun at People in Club

    June 19, 2011 12:03 PM

    TANGIPAHOA, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Tangipahoa man has been arrested on charges he pointed an assault rifle at people inside a night club because he was upset about getting bad service. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says deputies saw 23-year-old Perdo Varnado enter the club with the gun... more »
  • Man Charged in Fatal Bar Fight

    May 13, 2011 9:06 AM

    RACINE, Wis. (AP) - A Louisiana man is charged with reckless homicide in a fatal altercation outside a bar in southeastern Wisconsin. Prosecutors in Racine County say 32-year-old Larry Dunn of Houma, La., struck Andrew Schuckman outside Peg & Lou's Bar & Grill in Racine early Tuesday, causing him to... more »
  • LeBron James' Mom Charged in Fla Hotel Altercation

    April 7, 2011 12:00 PM

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The mother of Miami Heat basketball star Lebron James was arrested by Miami Beach police after she reportedly assaulted a valet worker because it was taking too long to have her car delivered. Police said Gloria James had a strong odor of alcohol on her... more »
  • Anti-gay pastor booked on obscenity charge

    March 1, 2011 10:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A minister known for his bullhorn-amplified protests at an annual gay festival in New Orleans' French Quarter has been arrested on an obscenity charge after two women said they saw him masturbating near a suburban playground. The Rev. Grant Storms was booked Friday after two women... more »
  • Stepmother charged in child's death

    January 25, 2011 8:09 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A Bossier City woman being held on negligent homicide charges in the death of her 5-year-old stepdaughter has seen the charge upgraded to first-degree murder. On Tuesday, Bossier Parish Undersheriff Doyle Dempsey said the charges were upgraded because his investigators feel Catherine Murray Lowe intended... more »
  • Ill. man charged with murder in student's death

    October 29, 2010 9:57 PM

    DE KALB, Ill. (AP) - Police in Illinois say they have filed charges of first-degree murder against a man in the slaying of 18-year-old Northern Illinois University freshman Antinette "Toni" Keller. DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen told The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle Friday night that 34-year-old William Curl of Dekalb has... more »
  • Jury Seated in trial of a former Winnfield Police Officer Charged in a Taser Death

    October 20, 2010 4:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A jury has been seated in the manslaughter trial of former Winnfield Police Officer Scott Nugent, who is accused in the Taser death of a man he arrested. It took eight days before the panel was seated Wednesday and came only after the district attorney... more »
  • Former Playboy Playmate of the Year Charged with Shooting Her Boyfriend

    October 20, 2010 4:22 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Playboy Playmate of the Year who appeared in the horror movie "Rosemary's Baby" has been charged with shooting her boyfriend at their Hollywood apartment. The district attorney's office says 66-year-old Victoria Rathgeb pleaded not guilty to attempted murder on Tuesday. She remains jailed... more »
  • Man charged with throwing cat from balcony

    October 18, 2010 9:39 PM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Louisiana man reportedly threw his roommate's cat off a sixth-floor balcony in Panama City Beach, killing the animal. The roommate reportedly called police Sunday night, saying 26-year-old Bobby Dewayne Johnson, of Baton Rouge, had been chasing and throwing the cat around the condo... more »
  • Man Charged With Conspiring To Commit a Hate Crime

    September 27, 2010 4:54 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A north Louisiana man accused of helping hang a dead raccoon in a noose outside a school to intimidate black students has been charged with conspiring to commit a hate crime. Friday's four-count indictment also charges 33-year-old Christopher Shane Montgomery, of Bastrop, with tampering with a... more »
  • Hunting Guide Charged With Illegally Hunting Alligators

    September 15, 2010 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A hunting guide from Louisiana has been charged with illegally hunting alligators. Wednesday's federal indictment in Baton Rouge charges 36-year-old Gregory K. Dupont, of Plaquemine, with violating the Lacey Act, a wildlife protection law. Dupont is a licensed alligator hunter and owner of Louisiana Hunters... more »
  • Co-owner of missing painting charged with fraud

    September 9, 2010 9:59 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - A con man carried out an "inartful fraud" when he fooled an art collector into thinking they were partners in the $1.1 million purchase of a missing painting but was actually ripping the investor off, a federal prosecutor said Thursday. Thomas Doyle, 54, was arrested on... more »
  • Ville Platte Man cCharged with Vehicular Homicide

    August 27, 2010 9:23 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - State police have arrested a 45-yeaer-old Ville Platte man who caused an accident on U.S. Highway 165 that killed two people earlier this year. Roy Serie was booked Thursday with two counts of vehicular homicide, one count of driving while intoxicated and one count of vehicular... more »
  • Ex-Army Sergeant Charged With Bribery

    August 24, 2010 8:07 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a former U.S. Army staff sergeant has been indicted on charges of bribery and theft in an alleged plot to solicit bribes from a government contractor in Afghanistan. A three-count indictment was returned Tuesday against 26-year-old Stevan Nathan Ringo, 26, of Marrero, La.... more »
  • Bond denied for man charged in Ark. woman's death

    August 18, 2010 9:19 PM

    MONTICELLO, Ark. (AP) - A judge has denied bond for a Louisiana man charged with capital murder in the death of a Crossett woman whose vehicle was used in a bank robbery. Peter Keith Harvey of New Orleans made an initial appearance Tuesday before Drew County Circuit Judge Sam Pope,... more »
  • Widower Charged With Bounced Funeral Checks

    August 14, 2010 11:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man faces up to 10 years in prison after being charged with issuing worthless checks to pay for his wife's funeral. Saturday's Times-Picayune reported that James Simmons, 67, appeared in Criminal District Court on Friday. Simmons is accused of purposely avoiding the funeral... more »
  • State Workers Charged With Theft of More than $50,000 in Food Stamp Benefits

    August 11, 2010 11:18 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A sixth defendant has pleaded guilty in the federal government's ongoing investigation into disaster food stamp fraud. Dorothy Reedom, who had worked for the Department of Social Services' Office of Family Support in St. Mary Parish, pleaded guilty Monday to theft of public money, property or... more »
  • Cops charged in fatal shooting face new indictment

    August 9, 2010 9:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal grand jury has handed up a new indictment against five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in a man's fatal shooting in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Friday's indictment doesn't add or subtract any of the charges contained in June's original indictment. But it... more »
  • 8 men charged in drug ring linked to 4 murders

    August 6, 2010 9:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Eight New Orleans men have been indicted on racketeering charges for their alleged roles in a violent drug ring suspected of at least four murders. A 24-count indictment handed up Friday by a federal grand jury charges the men with engaging in a conspiracy to distribute... more »
  • N.O. man charged in deadly carjacking

    August 2, 2010 8:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man has been indicted on federal murder and carjacking charges in the fatal shootings of three people in 2007. A 10-count indictment unsealed Monday charges 25-year-old Steven Earl Hardrick with gunning down Brett Jacobs, David Alford and Howard Lee Pickens after a carjacking... more »
  • Officers Charged In Shooting Deaths On Danziger Bridge Pleaded Not Guilty

    July 14, 2010 1:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three of the officers charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed residents on the Danziger Bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath have entered not guilty pleas. Sgts. Robert Gisevius and Kenneth Bowen and officer Anthony Villavaso made their initial court appearances in New Orleans on Wednesday.... more »
  • Assistant Lafayette DA Charged with Tax Evasion

    July 14, 2010 7:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors have filed tax evasion charges against a 15th Judicial District assistant district attorney. Joseph Floyd Johnson, who has worked for the Lafayette Parish District Attorney's Office since 1995, was charged Tuesday with one count of tax evasion. According to a bill of information, Johnson... more »
  • 4 NOPD Charged in Danziger Bridge Shooting

    July 13, 2010 3:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Four New Orleans police officers have been charged with federal civil rights violations in the deadly shootings of unarmed people on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Two others were charged in the same indictment with trying to cover up the shootings. The indictment unsealed Tuesday charges... more »
  • Soldier Charged With Mishandling and Leaking Classified Data

    July 6, 2010 12:27 PM

    BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. Army has charged an American soldier suspected of leaking a military video of an attack in Iraq with multiple counts of mishandling and leaking classified data and putting national security at risk. Army Spc. Bradley Manning is suspected of leaking a video that shows Apache... more »
  • Man Charged With Bogus FEMA Claims Pleads Guilty

    June 28, 2010 8:15 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia man pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he bilked the government out of more than $30,000 by claiming he suffered through three devastating Gulf Coast hurricanes, a tornado in Indiana and flooding in New Hampshire - all while living in Atlanta. Prosecutors charged Desima James,... more »
  • 5 Current, Former NO Officers Charged in Shooting

    June 11, 2010 4:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted three current and two former New Orleans police officers in the shooting death of a man and subsequent burning of his body in a car found near a police station after Hurricane Katrina. The 11-count indictment, handed up Friday, accuses... more »
  • Man Arrested & Charged with Manslaughter of 2 Year Old

    May 18, 2010 1:36 PM

    Press Release- On May 5, 2010, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a two year old child that was in a non responsive state. The child was transported to a hospital in Lafayette, La. and had been placed on life support. May 7, 2010, it was... more »
  • 2 Charged: Fraudulent Tax Refunds

    May 7, 2010 10:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputy and a tax preparer have been indicted on charges they used the identities of prison inmates to fraudulently obtain more than $800,000 in tax refunds. The sheriff's deputy, 42-year-old Warren LeBeauf, and the tax preparer, 36-year-old Tamara Scott-Landry, were charged Thursday... more »
  • Teacher Charged With Sex Scandal Update

    April 22, 2010 11:42 AM

    An English teacher from Acadiana High School that was charged with federal sex charges is no longer an employee of the Lafayette Parish School System. The school board accepted Stephen McKay Hurst's resignation without discussion at its Wednesday meeting . Hurst,37, is facing federal charges for allegedly videotaping students... more »
  • UPDATE: Former LA Policeman Charged With Trafficking Children For Sex

    April 15, 2010 12:34 PM

    UPDATE: Williams turned himself in to the Calcasieu Parish jail last night at 8 PM. ---------------------------- Eric Williams has been issued grand jury warrant for one count of indecent behavior with a child with a bond of $250,000 and one count of trafficking of children for sexual purposes... more »
  • Christian Militia Charged With Conspiring To Kill Police

    March 29, 2010 3:58 PM

    DETROIT (AP) - Nine suspects tied to a Midwest Christian militia that was preparing for the Antichrist were charged with conspiring to kill police officers, then attack a funeral using homemade bombs in the hopes of killing more law enforcement personnel, federal prosecutors said Monday. The Michigan-based group, called Hutaree,... more »
  • Cop disciplined after marijuana found in his house

    October 22, 2009 10:08 AM

    MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Mandeville Police detective whose adult children were allegedly growing marijuana in his home has been disciplined but will not face criminal charges. Mandeville Police and St. Tammany Parish deputies raided the home of Leonard Pfleider on Oct. 8 after learning that his child... more »
  • Opelousas Shooting Yields Three Arrests

    September 24, 2009 8:46 AM

    Opelousas Police make three arrests in a double shooting. Officers are charging Demarcus Jones with two counts of attempted first degree murder in connection to a double shooting last week. Also arrested, Jones' mother, Shelia Beverly, and his cousin, Kaisha Beverly. They are charged with obstruction of justice for helping... more »

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