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  • Young child dies following accident in Acadia Parish

    March 22, 2014 8:35 PM

    Acadia Parish Sheriff office is presently investigating an accidental death of a toddler. The incident took place in the 3300 block of Riverside Road near Jennings around 5:00 p.m. Saturday. Officials say the 2 year old child's role in the accident is unknown at this time. The child was not... more »
  • Police: Domestic Dispute puts Child in Danger

    March 5, 2014 10:15 AM

    Scott Police say they responded to a reported "domestic dispute in-progress" call in the 1700 block of St. Mary Street on Monday. The caller, David Kissel, 35 of Scott, allegedly told police that when he returned home from work, he discovered an unwanted guest visiting with his live-in girlfriend. ... more »
  • Woman arrested in beatings of child, 2 women

    October 1, 2013 9:26 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 30-year-old woman accused in the beating of two women, including an 84-year-old woman, and a 6-year-old boy during a domestic dispute in Hammond. Tori Rose True, of Robert, was booked Sunday into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on one count... more »
  • Child Told Mother He Feared Her Boyfriend the Night Before His Death

    December 1, 2012 9:14 PM

    New information is being released about the circumstances leading up to the death of three-year-old Julian Madera. An arrest affidavit of Madera's mother, Laura Smith, states the young boy had confided in her the night before his death that he was afraid of her boyfriend, murder suspect Landon Broussard. ... more »
  • Baton Rouge woman guilty of child cruelty

    October 26, 2012 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An East Baton Rouge Parish jury deliberated just 15 minutes before unanimously finding a St. Gabriel woman guilty in a child cruelty case involving her young stepson. The boy, who will turn 5 in December, was rushed to a Baton Rouge hospital in August 2009... more »
  • NEW: Report: Boy Scout Files Reveal Repeat Child Abuse

    August 5, 2012 3:38 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Boy Scouts of America internal documents reveal more than 125 cases in which men suspected of molestation allegedly continued to abuse Scouts, despite a blacklist meant to protect boys from sexual predators. A Los Angeles Times review of more than 1,200 files from 1970 to 1991... more »
  • Moderator of Child Porn Site Sentenced to 38 Years

    August 4, 2012 2:11 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana authorities say the moderator of an online exploitation network has been sentenced to 38 years in prison for his role in an international child pornography ring. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says in a news release that seven other people were also sentenced in the... more »
  • 4 arrested after child brings drugs to Head Start

    April 20, 2012 9:53 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Police in Bossier City say a 3-year-old showed up at the Head Start center he regularly attends with marijuana and a prescription anti-anxiety drug. An investigation led to the arrest of the boy's mother and three other people. Police were called to the Head Start... more »
  • Trial starts in 2010 deaths of mother, child

    April 19, 2012 9:32 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Trial has begun in Houma in the case of a Chauvin truck driver charged in the deaths of his girlfriend and infant son. The Courier reports that 34-year-old Tyari Smith is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of 26-year-old Maria Chavez and 2-year-old Tyari... 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 »
  • DA: Diocese Investigated Broussard for Child Abuse in Early 1990's

    March 26, 2012 10:03 PM

    New details on the former priest arrested in Duson last week, charged with allegedly molesting and raping a young boy nearly 25 years ago in Lake Charles. Investigators said they believe there are multiple victims and that the Diocese of Lake Charles knew about them. But law enforcement said the... more »
  • Man arrested on child porn counts

    March 14, 2012 10:40 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 60-year-old man accused of possessing child pornography. Deputies booked Richard James Braud of Hammond Monday with pornography involving juveniles, the Sheriff's Office reported. After serving a search warrant, The Advocate reports detectives found thousands of pictures and videos of... more »
  • Ohio man arrested with child pornography

    March 7, 2012 7:42 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say an Ohio man has been arrested after he was caught with images of child pornography in a hotel in Alexandria. The Town Talk reports 38-year-old Dwayne L. Dunlavy of Ravenna, Ohio, was booked Monday with possession of child pornography after the images... more »
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Pornography

    March 5, 2012 10:11 AM

    Lafayette - United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that Daniel J. Bourque, Jr., 32, of Erath, La., pled guilty on Monday, February 27 , to one count of receiving child pornography. Bourque was indicted in December of 2011 on one count of possession of child pornography and three counts... more »
  • Ex-state worker sentenced child porn

    January 6, 2012 9:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former employee of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety has been sentenced to five years and four months in federal prison after admitting he possessed child pornography. 23-year-old Renga R. Selvaratnam signed a plea agreement Thursday in which he acknowledged that images on a... more »
  • Boxers identified in case where Lafayette deputy, child were bitten

    December 21, 2011 11:43 AM

    The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department has released an update in their investigation involving a child and deputy being bitten by a dog. The dogs are now confirmed to be Boxers and not Pit Bulls, as originally reported by deputies. Residents on the street and deputies alike mistakenly identified the breed.... more »
  • Malnourished Teen Death

    November 17, 2011 12:40 PM

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio woman and three others have been charged in the death of her 14-year-old daughter, who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died. The Montgomery County coroner's office ruled that the girl died March 1 from nutritional and medical neglect complicated by... more »
  • Teen, child killed in Vernon Parish crash

    September 7, 2011 9:51 AM

    LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say 17-year-old driver and his 9-year-old passenger died in a two vehicle crash near Leesville. The accident happened around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday on La. Highway 28 at Highway 121. Troopers say a car being driven Cody J. Marshall collided with an 18-wheeler. Marshall and... more »
  • Wind-driven fires kill woman, child in East Texas

    September 5, 2011 9:59 AM

    GLADEWATER, Texas (AP) - A longtime Texas sheriff says it was the fastest-moving fire he has ever seen. Six homes were toppled within minutes, including one trailer where a woman and her 18-month-old daughter were killed because they couldn't escape in time. Authorities said the fires, including the one that... more »
  • Website Tracks Deadbeat Parents

    August 30, 2011 11:11 PM

    Being a single parent can be tough, especially when one parent fails to pay child support. But a new website is cracking down on deadbeat moms and dads, by providing a searchable data base that currently has over 53,000 people listed as failing to pay up. "We do what... more »
  • Lafayette Atty. Prosecutes Large Online Porn Ring

    August 3, 2011 11:53 PM

    It's being called the largest international prosecution of child exploitation the U.S. has ever seen. So far, 72 people are charged with participating in an online child pornography ring called Dreamboard. Some of the details of the investigation are graphic and could be disturbing. Prosecutors said there could be... more »
  • Major Online Child Porn Ring Connected to Lafayette

    July 21, 2011 9:59 PM

    An online child pornography ring, with suspects located across the U.S., originated in Louisiana. Now nearly a dozen suspects are facing trial in Lafayette. The Internet bulletin board was called Dreamboard, and according to federal documents, there are 22 alleged members of the site. At least some of the suspects... more »
  • Juvenile Facility with Trouble Past is Closing

    July 15, 2011 11:55 PM

    New Directions juvenile facility in Lafayette will close at the end of the month and the decision means displacing 24 juveniles in the State's care. New Directions staff said it will no longer be in operation by July 31, 2011, because of financial reasons. But the Louisiana Department of Child... more »
  • Suspects in Child Rape Case Claim Innocence

    June 9, 2011 11:57 PM

    Two of the eight suspects in a child molestation case in St. Landry Parish were released on $300,000 bond each this week. Now suspects Barry Giglio and Marla Giglio are pleading not guilty to the crime. State Police call this case a heinous crime, saying they believe eight adults... more »
  • Schwarzenegger Child Report Spurs Media Frenzy

    May 19, 2011 8:03 AM

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - The middle-aged woman, her husband and her son became perfect neighbors after they arrived a year ago on a quiet suburban cul-de-sac, residents recalled. That peace was disrupted Wednesday as the media descended on the Bakersfield area after unconfirmed reports flashed across the Internet that former... more »
  • La. Man Gets 17 Years in Prison for Child Porn

    May 6, 2011 7:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Houma man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for downloading child pornography to his home computer. U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon also ordered 55-year-old Robert Kim Istre on Thursday to register as a sex offender following his prison term.... more »
  • Ex-Gueydan Fire Chief Sentenced in Child Porn Case

    April 16, 2011 3:19 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The former fire chief for the town of Gueydan has been sentenced in federal court for attempting to receive child pornography. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said Friday that U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty sentenced 43-year-old Lindsey Troy LeBlanc to 63 months in prison for his... more »
  • Toddler Hit by Truck at Lafayette Parade; Jennings Man Arrested

    February 27, 2011 12:38 PM

    Lafayette Police have arrested a Jennings man after a 3 year old girl was hit by a pickup truck while at last night's Krewe of Rio parade. 23 year old Seth Spell (left) is facing charges of attempted murder, aggravated flight, OWI, open container, driving under suspension and child endangerment.... more »
  • Child Enforcement Round-up

    February 16, 2011 10:34 AM

    Ride along with St. Martin Parish Sheriff Deputies, while they round up dead beat dads, with KATC's own Jenise Fernandez. We'll have more on that story at 5 and 6.
  • 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 »
  • Child Rapist Arrested

    January 17, 2011 1:12 AM

    A suspected child rapist was arrested Saturday in Texas. 23 year-old Napolean Lopez was picked up by U.S. Marshals Saturday in Conroe, Texas. Lopez was wanted by Lafayette police for the aggravated rape of a 15 year old girl last December. He's now awaiting extradition back to Lafayette.
  • Eunice Woman Arrested for Child Desertion

    January 11, 2011 5:47 PM

    In Eunice a mother is arrested after her two-year-old is found wandering the streets with no clothes on. Police found the child walking outside a home on College Drive Monday. Cassie Watford was booked on child desertion charges and the child was released to family custody.
  • Former Opelousas Council Member/Teacher Sentenced for Child Porn

    December 1, 2010 7:54 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - After receiving a 14-year prison sentence on a child pornography charge, Larry Caillier II told a federal judge that he was innocent and that his attorneys had persuaded him to accept a plea deal. Caillier, a former Opelousas High School teacher, was accused of receiving a... more »
  • 2 Indicted in Death of 16-Month-Old Girl

    November 11, 2010 7:49 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted an Addis man and a Baton Rouge woman as principals to second-degree murder in the 2007 beating death of the woman's 16-month-old daughter. A state judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for the child's mother, Shaelsie Jason, who is currently... more »
  • Sulphur Police and Louisiana State Police Make Child Molestation Arrest

    November 3, 2010 3:01 PM

    According to Chief Chris Abrahams, in a joint investigation, the Sulphur Police Department and the Louisiana State Police have made an arrest in connection with child molestation. Andrew Joseph Fusilier (also known as "A.J."), White Male, Age 25 of Shasta Street, Sulphur, Louisiana, was arrested and booked into the... more »
  • Schriever Man Faces Life in Prison for Child Rape

    September 30, 2010 8:31 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A Schriever man faces life in prison after a Terrebonne Parish jury convicted him of sexually abusing a child. Thirty-nine-year-old Kim Crochet was found guilty Tuesday of aggravated rape following a two-day trial in state district court in Houma. He was accused of repeatedly having sex... more »
  • 1 Suspect in Custody in Child's Death

    September 30, 2010 7:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police have arrested one of two men wanted in the shooting death of 2-year-old Jeremy Galmon. Police say Galmon was shot in the head as he sat in a parked car on Sunday. 28-year-old Jamiron Pollard was arrested at a home in the eastern... more »
  • Child Pornography Arrest

    September 22, 2010 7:22 PM

    On September 21, 2010, detectives with the Lake Charles office of the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at a residence located in Basile in Evangeline Parish. A preview of a laptop located at the residence revealed child pornography. The owner of the computer, 22-year-old Daris... more »
  • Man Arrested for Soliciting Sex with Teen

    September 20, 2010 3:56 PM

    A St. Landry Parish man is jailed after soliciting what he thought was a 15 year old girl, for sex. Nicholas Rodriguez was taken to the St. Landry Parish Jail where he was charged with 2 counts of Computer aided Solicitation of a Minor, 1 count Pornography Involving Juveniles... more »
  • UPDATE: Opelousas Girl Hit by Stray Bullet

    September 10, 2010 6:38 PM

    New Information: Police are now looking for 17 year old Casey Rubin of Opelousas. They say he is considered a person of interest. The other man they took into custody last night has been released and is not facing any charges. Meantime, the 8 year old victim is... more »
  • Birth Rate Declines - Due to Recession?

    August 27, 2010 12:12 PM

    The U.S. birth rate has dropped for the second year in a row, and experts think the recession is a big reason. They believe the sluggish economy has led many people to put off having children. Births last year totaled a little over 4.1 million, down almost 2.7 percent from... more »
  • Hidden Gun Leads to Child Being Shot

    August 21, 2010 3:51 PM

    A Lake Charles man who hid a loaded gun under a sofa cushion - leading to the accidental shooting of a child - has been convicted on charges of negligent injuring and possession of a stolen firearm. Latheris D. Thomas, 26, on Friday was given a suspended jail term, probation... more »
  • Cameron Parish Resident Arrested for Possession of Child Porn

    August 19, 2010 5:06 PM

    On May 25, 2010, the Lake Charles office of the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation conducted a child pornography investigation which led to the execution of a search warrant at Johnathan Spivey's residence in Hackberry, LA. Spivey's computer was seized for forensic analysis and no arrests were made at... 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 »
  • Livingston Parish Child Drowns in Pool

    August 5, 2010 8:49 AM

    MAUREPAS, La. (AP) - Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies say a 4-year-old Maurepas (MOH'-run-pah) child drowned in a swimming pool. Deputies said that Kyle Farris was found unresponsive in the family pool shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities say the child apparently went outside without his parents' knowledge, climbed the ladder... more »
  • Life Sentence Being Pushed For Man Convicted Of Child Molestation

    July 15, 2010 5:38 PM

    Lance Barton, 51, whose record of child molestation dates back to 1984 in different cities across Louisiana, will probably be spending the rest of his life behind bars after his conviction Thursday in District Court at the Acadia Parish Courthouse. Judge Glennon Everett presided over the case. He also still... more »
  • Parents Indicted in Death of Child

    July 15, 2010 10:43 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Sulphur man and his wife will each face a second-degree murder charge stemming from the death two years ago of a 5-year-old child. Calcasieu Parish grand jurors on Wednesday indicted William S. Vincent, 30, and his wife, Barbara V. Vincent, 29. Each was charged... more »
  • Unrestrained Child Killed in I-55 Crash

    July 12, 2010 7:57 PM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - A 3-year-old child was ejected from a car and killed after a three-car wreck on Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish. Louisiana State Police say a preliminary investigation shows that the toddler was in the front, passenger seat of a car headed south Monday when its right,... more »
  • Larry Caillier II Pleads Guilty To Receipt of Child Ponography

    July 6, 2010 6:02 PM

    Larry Caillier, II, 32, of Opelousas, pled guilty today to a one count of receipt of child pornography, United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today. He will be scheduled for sentencing at a later date. Caillier was indicted in March of this year on three-counts, production of child pornography,... more »
  • LA Ranks High In Child Obesity

    June 29, 2010 11:38 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Most parents think childhood obesity is a problem. Just not their kids' problem. An annual obesity report by two public health groups includes more bad news - obesity rates increased in 28 states last year - and also a new survey of parental attitudes about the issue.... more »
  • Public elementary school can't deny a meal to a child

    June 21, 2010 12:02 PM

    A public elementary school can't deny a meal to a child for the parent's failure to pay the lunch fee without first notifying the parent that meals will be denied for lack of payment, if Gov. Bobby Jindal agrees to a bill (House Bill 1141) that received final passage Sunday.... more »
  • Child Safety in Hot Temperatures

    June 18, 2010 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With recent temperatures reaching into the 90's and a heat index above 100 degrees, the Louisiana Department of Social Services reminds parents and caregivers that leaving children unattended in a car can be deadly. Between 1989 and 2010, DSS reports that 16 children in Louisiana have... more »
  • Eunice Carjacking

    June 9, 2010 6:17 PM

    A Basile man is without his car today, but is thankful for what he does have. Daryl Francois was carjacked around 12:30 Wednesday morning at Tropical Car Wash in Eunice. The suspect threatened him with a knife and demanded his car. "As soon as he walked up and I... more »
  • Man Gets Life for Fatal Abuse

    May 28, 2010 9:18 AM

    DERIDDER, La. (AP) - Jeffery Paul Denby has been sentenced to life in prison in the death of 18-month-old John Thomas Anthony Brewer. State District Court Judge Martha Ann O'Neal sentenced Denby on Thursday. A jury last week convicted Denby of first-degree murder. Denby told investigators that he spanked the... more »
  • Lafayette Man Arrested for Child Pornography

    May 25, 2010 3:49 PM

    On May 25, 2010, a search warrant was served in the 200 block of Amite Drive by investigators with the Lafayette Police Department and the Louisiana State Police. The investigation revealed that the resident was downloading child pornography and was in possession of at least 6 videos with child pornography.... more »
  • Missing St. Landry Parish Boy Returns Home

    May 18, 2010 2:59 PM

    Update: According to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, Tyler Blaze Murphy returned home late last night, unharmed. Deputies are continuing their investigation. ------------------------------------------------------- MISSING CHILD Endangered Runaway National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 VA 22314 Tyler Blaze Murphy Age: 13 DOB: 12/26/1996 Race:... more »
  • MISSING CHILD: 13 Year Old Tyler Blaze Murphy

    May 14, 2010 11:33 AM

    MISSING CHILD Endangered Runaway National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 VA 22314 Tyler Blaze Murphy Age: 13 DOB: 12/26/1996 Race: White Hair: Sandy Eyes: Black Height: 4'11 Weight: 105 Missing from: Opelousas, LA Missing Since: 05/01/2010 Details: Tyler was last seen on May 1, 2010. He... more »
  • Child's Piggy Bank Stolen in Home Invasion Robbery

    April 29, 2010 12:02 PM

    Lafayette Police are searching for two male suspects in connection with a home invasion that occurred minutes after 2:00am, this morning. Police responded to the 100 block of Ambroise Street, where two victims were awakened by two unknown suspects that entered their residence by force and demanded money. The suspects... more »
  • RANT: Should Gay Couples be able to Adopt a Child Jointly?

    April 28, 2010 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposal to let gay parents adopt children together in Louisiana was rejected Tuesday by a Senate judiciary committee, a move expected to kill the bill for the legislative session. Senators on the Judiciary A Committee voted 3-1 against the bill, siding with opponents from... more »
  • Days Indicted in Lake Charles Child Abuse Case

    April 9, 2010 4:12 PM

    A Calcasieu Parish grand jury has indicted a Lake Charles couple after deputies reportedly found the man's 9-year-old son malnourished and confined to a room. The American Press reports 27-year-old Jaime B. Day was indicted on three counts of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile and... more »
  • Seize Gambling Winnings For Unpaid Child Support

    April 5, 2010 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal said he backs a proposal to seize the gambling winnings of parents who haven't paid their child support. The measure (House Bill 53) by Sen. Nick Gautreaux, D-Meaux, would allow the confiscation of casino winnings of $1,200 or more if the winner... more »
  • Two Jeanerette Men Arrested For Child Pornography

    March 17, 2010 6:46 PM

    On March 16th and 17th the Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office arrested two individuals within Iberia Parish on child pornography charges. Taylor Grisiaffi age 22 of 2133 St Charles Street Jeanerette, LA was arrested on 5 counts of child pornography. Also Stephan Viator age 20 of 1506 Patoutville,... more »
  • Iota Man Arrested for Child Pornography

    March 16, 2010 5:00 PM

    Today, troopers with Louisiana State Police Region 2 detectives arrested an Iota man for possession of child pornography. In November 2009, troopers received information that fifty-eight year old Louis Seilhan, 101 Southern Ave. Apt. 20 Iota, LA, was in possession of child pornography. Troopers conducted a surveillance operation, as... more »
  • UPDATE: Possible Sentences In Lake Charles Child Abuse Case

    March 11, 2010 4:30 PM

    District Attorney John DeRosier says the two counts of second degree cruelty to a juvenile charges could carry as many as 40 years each. The cruelty to a juvenile charges could put Jaime Day in prison for 10 years each. All totaled, the maximum sentence could be around 330 years.... more »
  • Parents React to Caillier's Child Porn Arrest

    March 1, 2010 7:17 PM

    Parents opinions are split and a Superintendent is left wondering after a teacher was arrested on child pornography charges. Larry Caillier Jr. a former biology teacher at Opelousas High was arrested Friday on three counts of child pornography. The first is production of child pornography meaning sexually exploiting... more »
  • Teacher/Former Councilman Arrested for Child Porn

    February 26, 2010 6:26 PM

    Former Opelousas City Council member Larry Caillier Junior is under arrest tonight. Caillier was picked up by federal authorities Friday morning at his Opelousas home and was in court before a federal judge the same afternoon Caillier has been charged with 3 counts of child pornography. The... more »
  • Krotz Springs Mother booked on sex charges

    February 22, 2010 8:46 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputies say a 34-year-old Krotz Springs woman has been arrested for allegedly enticing persons into prostitution. Chief Deputy Hilman Popillion tells The Daily World that Ronada Fritz allegedly offered her 13-year-old daughter to 51-year-old Percy "Buddy" Stoute as a prostitute for $40.... more »
  • Woods makes his case as millions pause to watch

    February 19, 2010 12:42 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Across the media landscape, time stopped for 13 1/2 minutes Friday as Tiger Woods took a swing at getting out of the rough with an extraordinary video apology for his sexual escapades, telecast around the world. Dozens of broadcast networks, cable news outlets and online streams... more »
  • Pet monkey put to death after biting child

    February 18, 2010 5:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State wildlife officials say they had to put a Lafayette Parish woman's pet monkey to death after it bit a child. It happened last week in Lafayette, according to a news release from the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The 3-year-old girl was at... more »
  • Authorities: Wife and child flee prior to hostage incident

    February 16, 2010 7:07 AM

    An Acadia parish man is in jail after police say he took a hostage at his house. The Acadia Parish Sheriff's office tells KATC Wayne Boudreaux and his wife were arguing when Boudreaux fired a shotgun twice outside. Deputies say he then locked himself in the house with a... more »
  • Acadia man holds family hostage

    February 15, 2010 1:05 PM

    Deputies and Swat Team members swarmed a house Sunday night after a report of a hostage situation involving a two year old child. The Acadia Parish Sheriff's office was called out to 430 Roxie Highway at 4:30 after receiving a call that a man was shooting at his family. Law... more »
  • St. Martin Parish Outstanding Warrants

    December 16, 2009 2:40 PM

    December 16, 2009 (St. Martinville, La.)- TheSt. Martin Parish Outstanding Warrants for this week are as follows: Terry Vidrine-29-Wanted for Domestic Abuse Battery, Child Endangerment, Aggravated Assault, Cruelty To Juveniles. Delores Comeaux-56- Arnaudville-Wanted for 6 Counts Of Issuing Worthless Checks over $1700.00. Tiffany... more »
  • 10-Year-Old Hit Near Himbola Apartments In Lafayette

    December 7, 2009 5:16 PM

    Lafayette Police are investigating an accident involving a 10-year-old boy in Lafayette. At approximately 3:30 PM, Police received the call to the 600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The boy, who's identity is being withheld, ran into path of a van traveling eastbound. The van struck... more »
  • Shoe Box Gifts Needed by Thanksgiving

    November 13, 2009 2:15 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La., Nov. 13, 2009-Today the Lafayette community is a picture of compassion in action-as families are working hard to collect thousands of gift-filled shoe boxes. Their efforts are part of Operation Christmas Child, a kids-helping-kids project that uses these simple gifts to let hurting children know that they are... more »
  • Mom accused of punching daughter

    November 11, 2009 3:47 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) -Monroe police have arrested a 39-year-old Monroe woman on charges of cruelty to a juvenile. An arrest affidavit obtained by The News-Star said the 14-year-old daughter of Rita Fletcher accused her mom of throwing her to the ground by her hair and punching her over a $20... more »
  • DSS Provides Update on Child Care Licensing Reform

    November 3, 2009 3:00 PM

    Initial Risk Assessment Results in 12 Operating Licenses Being Revoked: BATON ROUGE - As part of the child care licensing reform efforts announced in September, Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) Secretary Kristy Nichols today announced that an initial 90-day assessment of a select number of child care centers... more »
  • Two teenagers on the run

    October 28, 2009 3:22 PM

    Authorities are looking for two teenagers who bolted form an Office of Child Services vehicle in Eunice. The incident happened on Monday at about 5:30pm. Officials say the two hispanic boys, 16 and 14-years-old, jumped from the OCS vehicle while it was stopped at the traffic signal at Bobcat &... more »
  • Lafayette collects for Samaritan's Purse

    October 27, 2009 9:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE COLLECTS GIFTS FOR SAMARITAN'S PURSE AND THE WORLD'S LARGEST CHRISTMAS PROJECT Nov. 16-23: Lafayette Hopes to Gather 8,000 Gift-Filled Shoe Boxes for Hurting Children Overseas LAFAYETTE, La., Oct. 26, 2009-Christmas is arriving early all over Lafayette, as local churches prepare to serve as collection points for Operation... more »
  • Department outlines policy for food program

    October 27, 2009 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana State Department of Education, Division of Nutrition Assistance, has announced its administration of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), in accordance with Federal Law and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy. All participants in attendance will be offered the... more »
  • Body Found in Dump Matches Somer Thompson Birthmark, Clothing

    October 22, 2009 1:58 PM

    Body Found in Dump Matches Somer Thompson Birthmark, Clothing Sheriff Warns, 'There Is a Child Killer on the Loose."
  • Carencro man arrested for aggravated rape

    October 20, 2009 12:14 PM

    On Monday October 19, 2009 Juvenile Detectives with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 59-year-old Clifton Whittington of Carencro for Aggravated Rape. In early July family members of the victim, a 6 year old female reported the alleged incident to Sheriff's Detectives and advised it had occurred sometime in... more »
  • Latham Dead After Shoot-Out

    September 26, 2009 3:03 AM

    According to State Police, the hunt for Jonathan Latham has ended in a shoot-out. The 34-year-old was shot at a home near Breaux Bridge late Friday, following attacks in Iberia and Vermilion parishes. State Police spokesman Sgt. David Anderson said St. Martin Parish deputies went to the home... more »
  • Iberia Parish Manhunt: Authorities Search for Jonathan Latham

    September 25, 2009 10:57 AM

    Iberia Parish Deputies responded to a 911 call at 6:52am on Fremin Road from an 11-year-old girl who told Deputies that her grandfather was dead. When Deputies arrived they found the brown honda in the driveway that had been stolen from the Thursday night case in Vermilion Parish and discovered... more »

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