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  • Madison hospital faces financial crisis

    March 29, 2014 4:52 PM

    TALLULAH, La. (AP) - Madison Parish Hospital could face a financial emergency if the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require reimbursement of $2.5 million in overpayment ties to fraudulent billing by the hospital's former administrator. Hospital CEO Scott Barrilleaux and Hospital Service District chairman Thomas Williams made the disclosure... more »
  • Company bookkeeper faces felony theft charge

    March 14, 2014 7:10 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A former manager/bookkeeper for Trinity Southern Foods has been accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from his employer. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says 54-year-old Jeffery Norbury, of Bossier City, was arrested Monday by Louisiana Probation and Parole for violating conditions of parole. He was convicted in... more »
  • Pineville teen faces charge of terrorizing

    January 10, 2014 9:49 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Pineville teen has been arrested and booked with terrorizing after an anonymous tip to the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office. The Town Talk reports Pineville police arrested the 17-year-old at his home on Wednesday after authorities discovered a threat made by the teen on... more »
  • West Monroe woman faces cruelty to juvenile charge

    August 21, 2013 10:12 AM

    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - A 68-year-old West Monroe woman faces a charge of cruelty to a juvenile. The News-Star reports Donna P. Buels was arrested late Tuesday night. Police said they spoke with a 15-year-old girl who said her grandmother - identified as Buels - pushed her, grabbed her... more »
  • No lower bond for former priest faces sex charges

    July 12, 2013 10:21 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld former priest Mark Broussard's bond in a writ released this week. The 57-year-old Broussard is accused of molesting boys between 1986 and 1991 while a priest in Calcasieu Parish. He faces two counts of aggravated rape, one... more »
  • Man faces murder charge in toddler's death

    May 23, 2013 8:38 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A 24-year-old man has been arrested, accused in the death of his girlfriend's 20-month-old son. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says Emmanuel Hernandez, a Mexican National, was booked late Tuesday after being transferred from the custody of immigration officials. The sheriff's office says Hernandez lived with... more »
  • DeQuincy man faces stalking-related charges

    May 21, 2013 8:46 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A 42-year-old DeQuincy man is facing dozens of stalking-related charges after officials allege he followed the Glenmora-area victim throughout Rapides Parish. Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies tell The Town Talk the complaint against Daniel Aaron Christensen was made on May 3, alleging that Christensen had followed the... more »
  • Ex-fire chief faces new sex counts

    August 3, 2012 8:17 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Investigators have brought new counts of indecent behavior with juvenile girls against a former Holden fire chief arrested and booked Monday with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile girl. Lori Steele, a spokeswoman for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, tells The Advocate one of the latest... more »
  • St. Amant man faces porn charges

    June 18, 2012 9:35 AM

    ST. AMANT, La. (AP) - State police and Ascension Parish sheriff's detectives have arrested a 29-year-old St. Amant man on child pornography counts. The Advocate reports detectives searched the home of Brandon Mayers on Wednesday and found several images "indicative of child pornography" on his computer. Mayers was booked into... more »
  • Pineville woman faces cruelty charge

    June 4, 2012 8:13 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Pineville woman has been arrested after her daughter was admitted into a Shreveport hospital for treatment of burns to the body. Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies tell The Town Talk Tracey Vanantwerpen was charged with second degree cruelty to a juvenile after her 2-year-old daughter was... more »
  • Man faces charges in church burglaries

    May 31, 2012 10:26 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A 39-year-old Alexandria man has been arrested in connection with two church burglaries. The Town Talk reports Steven Langley was arrested by the Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies and book with two counts of burglary of a religious building. The investigation began on May 23 with the... more »
  • Shreveport man faces bank fraud charges

    May 9, 2012 10:31 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Shreveport man faces charges of bank fraud, accused of a financial crime scheme that netted him more than $18,000. The Times reports 34-year-old Anthony Guidry was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on Monday after his arrest by Caddo Sheriff's Detective Bobby Herring. The sheriff's... more »
  • Woman faces murder charge in death

    April 27, 2012 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge woman accused of shooting a man in February, stealing his bike, riding a few blocks and then fatally shooting another man has been indicted on murder and attempted murder charges. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged 29-yeaer-old... more »
  • Ex-drug force leader faces drug charge

    January 23, 2012 10:33 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The former supervisor of the Rapides Parish drug task force has been arrested on drug and malfeasance charges after being indicted by a parish grand jury. Michael LaCour, who had been a sheriff's lieutenant before resigning following an initial arrest in August, is accused of distribution... more »
  • Alexandria faces Illegal dumping problem

    June 17, 2011 10:44 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The city of Alexandria is battling an ongoing illegal dumping issue. Instead of discarding their garbage and trash the proper way -- by placing it on the street in front of their homes and calling the city's Sanitation Department to come dispose of it -- some... more »
  • Holyfield Faces Nielsen, Hopes for Another Title

    May 6, 2011 8:30 AM

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - At the age of 48, Evander Holyfield won't give up on his hopes of regaining the world heavyweight title. The former undisputed champion resumes his longshot quest Saturday when he takes on Denmark's 46-year-old Brian Nielsen in a non-title bout in the Danish capital. "My goal... more »
  • Ville Platte Agent Faces 7 Charges

    February 1, 2011 8:45 AM

    VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - A Ville Platte insurance agent has been arrested and had his license suspended. Tuesday, 65-year-old John Melvin Lavergne was arrested by state police on seven counts of Prohibited Acts and Unfair Trade Practices. He was also served by Department of Insurance Fraud Section investigators with... more »
  • Louisiana Woman Faces Charge of Cruelty to a Juvenile

    November 3, 2010 8:08 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria police have arrested a 36-year-old woman accused of beating her 11-year-old son and another juvenile. Barbara Hayes of Alexandria was booked with cruelty to a juvenile. Witnesses told police that Hayes began hitting her son Sunday night with her fists and a belt because he... more »
  • Boyce woman faces kidnapping charges

    October 14, 2010 10:40 AM

    BOYCE, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's officials have arrested a 27-year-old Boyce woman after she allegedly kidnapped a 1-year-old child. Thursday that Natasha Starks faces one count of simple kidnapping and simple battery. Deputies tell the newspaper that Starks allegedly forced a vehicle to stop on La. Highway 121... more »
  • HIV-positive Kansas Airman Faces Hearing on Assault

    October 5, 2010 10:35 AM

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A military court in Kansas will decide whether enough evidence exists to court-martial an airman accused of having unprotected sex with several partners without telling them he is HIV positive. An Article 32 hearing, similar to a civilian grand jury, will take place Tuesday at McConnell... more »
  • Rapides Parish man Faces Attempted Murder Charge

    October 4, 2010 6:26 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Rapides Parish man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after being accused of shooting a juvenile near his property. Authorities say Milton McGuire told sheriff's deputies he had been having a problem with prowlers. Assistant Chief Herman Walters says that McGuire saw two people... 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 »
  • Waterproof's ex-top cop faces corruption charges

    September 27, 2010 9:18 PM

    ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) - Former Waterproof police chief Miles Jenkins faces trial on felony corruption charges and sentencing on unrelated assault charges within two days next month. Jenkins was convicted last week of hitting a woman he pulled over for speeding and the Tensas Parish sheriff's deputy who came... more »
  • UNO Faces Tough Budget Future without Federal Cash

    September 27, 2010 9:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The University of New Orleans is receiving $26 million less in state general funding this year than two years ago, though $17 million in federal stimulus money offset some state cuts on a one-time basis. That's according to the LSU Board of Regents. But with stimulus... more »
  • Former NO airport director faces federal charges

    August 27, 2010 9:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The former airport director at New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International Airport faces criminal charges in an alleged case of Katrina fraud. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said Sean Hunter, 44, and his wife, Shauna Crowden Hunter, were charged in a bill of information Friday with conspiracy to... more »
  • Giant Oil Skimmer Faces Thursday Deadline To Show Progress

    July 12, 2010 4:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A giant Taiwanese oil skimmer faces a Thursday deadline to show progress in its efforts to help clean up the massive spill. Frank Maisano, a spokesman for the shipping company that owns the "A Whale" skimmer, says rough seas have hampered its ability to suck up... more »
  • Cafeteria Worker Faces Indecency Charge

    May 19, 2010 10:35 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 40-year-old cafeteria worker at Green Oaks High School is behind bars for propositioning a 12-year-old girl over the telephone. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator tells The Times that Quenton Washington was arrested Monday and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for indecent behavior with a... more »
  • Woman Faces Vehicular Homicide Charge

    September 14, 2009 8:24 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - An Opelousas woman has been arrested after a crash that killed her passenger. State police identified the victim as 53-year-old Larry Coon of Opelousas. The driver, 45-year-old Jeanne Saucier, faces charges of vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated and careless operation. Troopers say Saucier was... more »

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