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 »
November 11, 2013 10:11 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe police say a 10-year-old girl was arrested at Cypress Point Elementary School for reportedly bringing a knife onto the property and making threats against a teacher. Police Sgt. Mark Johnson tells The News-Star the female student had a butcher knife in a backpack and showed... more »
August 2, 2013 9:19 AM
GRETNA, La. (AP) - A 34-year-old Metairie man has been sentenced to life in prison plus another 99 years for raping and molesting a girl in his apartment. Michael Wilmot was sentenced Thursday on charges of aggravated rape and sexual battery of a child under age 13. Assistant District Attorney... more »
December 18, 2012 7:44 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say that when a man was shot in the Treme neighborhood, a stray bullet hit a school bus where flying glass injured a girl. Officer Frank Robinson says the man was shot in the hip and leg Monday afternoon. His injuries are not... more »
October 12, 2012 8:02 PM
Friday night was the kick off to the 38th annual Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette, and what better way to celebrate that commemorating the Girl Scouts of Louisiana Acadian Heritage Badge, started in Lafayette in the 1960's in honor of Acadian culture.
Six year old Addison Stelly is... more »
May 9, 2012 6:57 PM
Almost seventy girl scouts from Opelousas are heading to Washington D.C. to celebrate the 100th birthday of Scouting, but their trip was close to being cancelled.
Almost a month before troop 20-22 was set to depart, USA Bus Charter wanted an extra four thousand dollars as an increase in... more »
May 5, 2012 1:44 PM
Two women are suing a Louisiana school because they say officials didn't stop persistent bullying that led the girl to hang herself from the football bleachers in March. The Advocate reports that ( http://bit.ly/KyFNGu ) the lawsuit was filed Thursday by relatives of 17-year-old Tesa Middlebrook, a Pointe Coupee Central... more »
April 6, 2012 10:53 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old Baton Rouge man convicted Feb. 1 of aggravated rape of an 11-year-old girl in 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison. After the sentencing, The Advocate reports Leron Clark's attorney blasted East Baton Rouge Parish prosecutors for being uncompromising in the case.... more »
March 16, 2012 9:11 AM
BENTON, La. (AP) - A Haughton man is jailed on a $500,000 bond after being accused of sexual behavior with a 4-year-old girl he was babysitting. The Bossier Parish sheriff says 21-year-old David Jennings was booked Wednesday with aggravated rape and pornography involving a juvenile. Authorities allege he inappropriately touched... more »
November 4, 2011 10:07 PM
A 13-year-old girl was attacked at the Vermillion Parish Public Library in Kaplan. Her mother sits down with KATC to share her story and warn other parents.
Her mother thought it was safe to allow her daughter to do homework at the library after school. She doesn't want her... more »
October 5, 2011 12:27 PM
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss (AP) - After she was kidnapped from her home in Slidell, La., driven across the state line into Mississippi, raped on the side of the road then left behind at a gas station, a stranded 11-year-old girl was approached by yet another man. Sean Robertson, 21,... more »
January 4, 2011 8:04 AM
EDGARD, La. (AP) - A St. John the Baptist Parish grand jury has indicted Earnest Joseph III in the death of a 15-year-old LaPlace girl. District Attorney Tom Daley says that the second-degree murder charge was returned Monday. Joseph is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 12. The 27-year-old Joseph is... more »
December 8, 2010 9:26 PM
LAPLACE, La. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a 27-year-old man as a suspect in the weekend death of a teenage girl in LaPlace. The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office says U.S. Marshals captured Earnest Joseph III Wednesday afternoon in Gulfport, Miss., shortly after St. John Sheriff Wayne Jones announced a... more »
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 »
October 28, 2010 7:16 AM
HARRISONBURG, La. (AP) - Louisiana authorities have identified skeletal remains found earlier this month near Harrisonburg as being those of a Nevada girl. Catahoula Parish Sheriff's Office Detective Toney Edwards says the girl was positively identified by dental records on Tuesday as 12-year-old Lexis Kaye Roberts of Las Vegas. Authorities... more »
October 26, 2010 9:52 PM
HARRISONBURG, La. (AP) - Catahoula Parish Sheriff James Kelly said while the investigation into the death of a young girl whose remains were found earlier this month by two hunters has progressed, the remains have yet to be identified. Kelly tells The News-Star that deputies have been working with the... more »
October 11, 2010 7:33 PM
A 15 year old girl died suddenly this weekend and her death is being investigated by the Acadia Sheriff's Office. Here's what we know: An ambulance was dispatched to the boat launch area underneath the bridge in Mermentau. The young victim was rushed to a hospital but was pronounced dead... more »
October 5, 2010 11:03 AM
FRESNO, Calif. - An 8-year-old girl who was abducted while playing outside a Fresno home escaped from her captor Tuesday morning after a driver cut off the suspect's vehicle, police said.
Elisa Cardenas was found in Fresno about 11 hours after she disappeared around 8:30 p.m. Monday, triggering a... more »
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 »
September 10, 2010 6:38 PM
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 »
August 16, 2010 9:47 PM
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Brazil has posthumously given the rank of ambassador to a poet and songwriter who penned the famous Bossa Nova anthem, "Girl from Ipanema." The Foreign Ministry bestowed the honor on Vinicius de Moraes, a one-time diplomat who was the poetic force behind Bossa Nova in the... more »
August 12, 2010 9:05 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon woman has been arrested after a 12-year-old homeless girl was reported missing and returned safely to her family hours later. Clackamas County sheriff's deputies said Elisabeth Shambaugh was reunited with her father and two siblings after a traffic stop Wednesday night by Hood River... more »
August 11, 2010 12:14 PM
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputy has been arrested on allegations that he raped a 6-year-old girl. The Daily Comet reports 33-year-old David Lewellen, of Thibodaux, was booked Tuesday night with aggravated rape. He is being held at the Lafourche jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond.... more »
July 19, 2010 4:06 PM
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport Police want your help in finding a missing 12 year old girl.
They say Amber White was last seen around 3 PM Saturday at the Blue Ridge Mobile Home Park on Buncome Road.
Her parents called Police when she didn't return from the... more »
July 7, 2010 11:27 AM
FENTON, Mo. (AP) - They're calling it another Missouri miracle - a 4-year-old girl abducted from her front yard and found safe 70 miles away more than 24 hours later. The FBI said witnesses late Tuesday saw what they thought was a little boy wandering around a suburban St. Louis... more »
June 14, 2010 10:59 PM
LANGLEY, Ark. (AP) - Crews on Monday found the body of a young girl who was the 20th victim of a flash flood that devastated a popular Arkansas campground, but they continued searching because it wasn't clear whether the girl was the last person reported missing. Officials had said earlier... more »
May 27, 2010 9:20 AM
COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A 30-year-old Mississippi man has been convicted of sexually abusing a 12-year-old Franklinton girl. A St. Tammany Parish jury deliberated for about an hour Tuesday before finding Skyler Jenkins, of Kokomo, Miss., guilty as charged of the sexual battery that occurred in Mandeville in June 2009.... more »
April 30, 2010 1:27 PM
St. Martin Parish- Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle crash on LA 94 that claimed the life of a 13-year-old Parks girl.
According to investigating troopers, on April 30, 2010, shortly before 12:30 a.m., 18-year-old Joseph Early of Lafayette, LA, was driving a 2001 Daewoo east... more »
April 6, 2010 11:33 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Lake Charles police have arrested the parents of two brothers accused in the death of a 14-year-old bystander in a drive-by shooting. Chief Don Dixon says Rodney B. Newton Sr. and his wife, Nina L. Newton, have been booked as accessories after the fact; Nina... more »
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 »
November 20, 2009 4:56 PM
In the early evening hours of November 19th, the Opelousas Police Dept Crime Suppression Team initiated a sting operation called Opelousas "Bad Girls Club".
The investigation was to target the arrest of females who walk the streets of Opelousas neighborhoods offering to sell themselves for money. These ladies are... more »
November 12, 2009 7:35 PM
A lafayette teen was allegedly attacked Tuesday night in the Mall of Acadiana parking lot.
Lafayette Police say, the 16-year-old female victim was walking to her car outside the food court entrance, when three suspects allegedly hit her with what she believes was a stun gun. She says they... more »
November 2, 2009 2:24 PM
Tweets, Video Paint Picture of Teen Murder Suspect
October 21, 2009 2:04 PM
Where is Somer Thompson? Police 'Desperately' Seek Tips in 7-Year-Old's Disappearance Mom Diena Thompson: 'She's One of the Most Loving Little Girls in the Whole Wide World'
October 19, 2009 2:48 PM
A young girl was run over by an ATV on Sunday. A St. Mary Deputy was called to BDC Lane in Centerville in reference to a four wheeler accident. According to the deputy, several individuals were riding ATV's in a cane field when one of the vehicles passed the other... more »
September 28, 2009 7:53 AM
Time now for our big three stories for Monday, September 28th: The manhunt ended in death after a child was raped, an elderly man murdered and a teen slashed. Suspect John Lathan was fatally shot while authorities attempted to arrest him. Lathan was wanted by the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office... more »
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 »
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 »