ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) - A man who authorities said was mentally unstable and believed a device had been implanted in his head shot two hostages, killing one, at a rural Louisiana bank before state police shot and killed him. The hours-long standoff began around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday when a... more »
PARIS (AP) - Police say an armed man who took hostages Tuesday morning at a school complex has released the last one unhurt. A police official said the hostage-taker was still inside the complex, which includes nursery and elementary schools. He said the last hostage had "no injuries." Children initially... more »
Tense moments at the Iberia Parish Jail Saturday morning as three inmates take a prison guard hostage.
In the end one deputy was sent to the hospital, he's since been treated and released. The three inmates now facing attempted first degree murder of a police officer for what deputies... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - Of all the horror, pain, and degradation both physical and mental that Ingrid Betancourt suffered during six and a half years in the Colombian jungle, perhaps nothing felt more dangerous to her than when her captors tried to erase her last bit of identity: her name.... more »
UPDATE-SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Law enforcement official: Discovery Channel gunman shot by police is dead. -----------------------------------------
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Police say they have shot an armed man who took three people hostage in the Discovery Channel network's headquarters in suburban Washington. All of the hostages are... more »
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 »
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 »