November 23, 2014 7:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Orleans Parish sheriff has asked state police to investigate a jail death that the coroner says was homicide. Col. Mike Edmonson, head of state police, says his investigations commander will meet with Sheriff Marlin Gusman's investigators on Monday to decide what to do. Authorities have... more »
November 1, 2014 12:55 PM
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - Federal accident investigators arrived Saturday to begin a probe into the cause of an accident that destroyed a prototype space tourism rocket ship during a test flight, killing one pilot and injuring another. More than a dozen investigators in a range of specialties were forming teams... more »
May 17, 2014 11:35 AM
HONOLULU (AP) - Federal officials are investigating how two passenger jetliners got on potentially dangerous paths toward each other near Hawaii at an altitude of about 33,000 feet. On April 25, an eastbound United Airlines flight received an alert from its onboard Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System about a... more »
April 5, 2014 2:22 PM
Hammond, LA - Late Friday, State Fire Marshal investigators were called upon to assist local officials with determining the cause of a fire that claimed the life of a 74 year old Hammond resident.
Just before 8:30 p.m. Friday, Hammond firefighters were dispatched to 508 Phoenix Square after a... more »
November 19, 2013 10:12 AM
JENNINGS, La. (AP) - The results of an investigation into allegations of misconduct by two former Fenton Elementary School employees have been turned over to the district attorney's office. The investigation involves allegations of inappropriate behavior including sexual contact and distribution of alcohol involving two employees and several students at... more »
October 2, 2012 9:17 AM
BASTROP, La. (AP) - Morehouse Parish Schools and the Bastrop Police Department are investigating reports that a Bastrop High School teacher slapped a 17-year-old student with cerebral palsy. April Lee, the mother of student, tells The News-Star she was told by another teacher and a case management worker that her... more »
September 25, 2012 7:59 AM
WATSON, La. (AP) - Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a 6-year-old child in Watson. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Lori Steele tells The Advocate deputies found the child's body at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Lakes at Belle Terre subdivision. Steele says deputies are still trying to determine... more »
August 1, 2012 4:56 AM
PORT HUDSON, La. (AP) - Federal health officials say they have opened an investigation into a paper mill south of Baton Rouge. Elizabeth Todd, spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Labor's branch in Dallas, said Tuesday the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating an incident at a Georgia-Pacific plant... more »
September 19, 2011 7:11 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Police Department's Fatality Section is investigating an unclassified death involving a vehicle accident that left a 55-year-old man dead. The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of his family. The accident occurred at approximately 11:40 p.m. Sunday in the... more »
April 18, 2011 7:44 AM
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - District Attorney Trent Brignac says an Evangeline Parish grand jury will meet in June to determine if criminal charges will be filed after a state audit showed improprieties in Police Jury operations. According to the audit, conducted by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office, Police Jury... more »
November 30, 2010 8:44 AM
SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Authorities in southwest Louisiana are trying to find the person or persons responsible for stealing thousands of dollars worth of toys that were meant for children of low-income families. John Lamar, area coordinator for the Southwest Louisiana Toys for Tots program, says that he made the... more »
October 28, 2010 10:24 AM
HARVEY, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say a 36-year-old man was found dead near his Harvey apartment. Col. John Fortunato, a sheriff's spokesman, says deputies responding to 911 calls Wednesday night found Ellis Lamont Simmons in the breezeway of the apartment building, suffering from multiple bullet wounds. Fortunato... more »
October 10, 2010 11:32 PM
The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a 15 year old girl from Jeff Davis Parish.
Deputies were called early Sunday morning to the Mermentau Bridge for reports that a girl was not breathing. The 15 year old was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Right... more »
September 27, 2010 7:56 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police are investigating the shooting death of a 22-year-old Baton Rouge man. Christopher Guillory was standing in the front yard of Baton Rouge home when a man approached and shot him early Sunday morning. Police say Guillory was taken to the hospital where he later... more »
August 30, 2010 9:22 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police are searching for two people accused of shooting and killing a man and a woman during a home invasion at a Baton Rouge apartment complex. Capt. Rodney Adams says the fatal shooting occurred late Sunday night. Adams says two suspects forced their way into... more »
June 3, 2010 6:14 PM
GULF COAST - Erin Brockovich will travel to the Louisiana coast next week to investigate claims by workers hired by BP that oil spill clean-up efforts have made them seriously ill. Brockovich will also meet with residents, property owners and local businesses that have been economically impacted by the Gulf... more »
March 25, 2010 6:13 PM
Police Investigate Two Robberies Minutes Apart Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are investigating two robberies that occurred on March 24, 2010, at approximately 8:40 pm, just minutes apart. The first incident occurred near the intersection of Stevenson and Taft Street. The victim, a 20 year old female of Lafayette,... more »
March 15, 2010 7:39 PM
Today, Louisiana State Police Region 2 detectives investigated a disturbance that occurred on Paulette St. in Crowley, LA.
According to investigating troopers shortly before 1:00 p.m., Lisa Broussard (W/F 35years old) was involved in a disturbance at 153 Paulette St. in Crowley, LA. The initial investigation indicated that Broussard... more »
March 4, 2010 11:07 AM
Duson Chief of Police Frank Andrew announced that his office is investigating a 2 vehicle crash on I-10 that left 1 person dead and 2 others in critical condition.
2 of the 3 people in the car crash have died. Malsoo Atkinson of Houston, TX and Mrs Rebecca Labauve... more »
February 26, 2010 4:30 PM
Ricky Faust 28 yoa of Franklin was arrested on 2-26-2010 at 7:53 am for Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Loritab with Intent to Distribute, Entering Contraband into a Penal Facility, Malfeasance In Office and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Agents of the Narcotics Task Force along with... more »
February 25, 2010 5:11 PM
On 2-24-2010 the Jennings Police Department received a call of a one vehicle accident on West St. near Smith St.
Upon Officer's arrival they discovered a car in a vacant lot that has struck a stump. Upon further investigation it was reveal that the driver had been shot one... more »
February 17, 2010 7:37 AM
Investigators have identified the victim in the car crash as Shonte Yvette Frank (46) of Heflin, Louisiana. The other passengers and driver remain hospitalized. The crash remains under investigation.
On February 16, 2010, at approximately 4:40 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 2700... more »
January 27, 2010 12:33 PM
Sheriff David A. Naquin advises that on January 26, 2010 at 7:11 pm the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office was called to Jeanerette Police Department in reference to a victim, Kenneth McFarlin 45 yoa of 149 Fortier Circle, Jeanerette being shot in the arm while running from his residence during... more »
January 19, 2010 1:26 PM
UPDATE: Investigators have identified the victim of yesterday’s homicide as Edward Curtis (35) of Lafayette. The case remains under investigation.
Lafayette Police have arrested 27 year old Marcus Thomas in connection with Tuesday's stabbing death on Paul Breaux Street.
Thomas was booked into the Lafayette Parish... more »
January 18, 2010 1:21 PM
St. Martin parish officials are investigating their first murder of the the year.
The shooting happened over the weekend in the Breaux Bridge High School parking lot. Authorities believe the shooting was a result of an altercation over drugs. 21-year-old Hilton Noel was shot several times and was pronounced... more »
January 15, 2010 5:28 PM
The Carencro Police Department has concluded an investigation in which an 89 year old female was victim to felony theft.
The department investigated a complaint in which the victim had a care giver who was assigned to her home by Lafayette Area Council on Aging, who was found to... more »
January 11, 2010 1:16 PM
On January 8, 2010, at approximately 4:30 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the Circle k, located at 3400 West Pinhook Road, regarding an armed robbery. The suspect entered the business with what appeared to be a shotgun wrapped in blue jeans. Once inside the business he... more »
January 8, 2010 4:34 PM
Fighting to clear open burglary investigations, Crowley Chief of Police K.P. Gibson reports that another suspect has been arrested and that there should be additional arrest to follow.
"Our officers have been working hard to identify suspects involved in the recent rash of burglaries and make prosecutable cases against... more »
January 4, 2010 9:48 AM
Lafayette Police are investigate an early morning shooting.
Officials have confirmed that at least one person has been shot and taken to a nearby hospital.
It happened in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive around 5 AM.
This incident remains under investigation.
January 1, 2010 3:51 PM
Abbeville Police are investigating the city's first shooting of the year. It happened Friday afternoon on Lamar Street after an argument between three men.
One of those men pulled out a gun and shot another, before fleeing the scene. The victim is said to be in stable condition. If... more »
December 28, 2009 1:04 PM
On December 27, 2009, at approximately 11:30 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 200 block of Gloria Switch Road regarding an Armed Robbery. According to employees of Domino's pizza, a young light skinned black male wearing a mask entered the business armed with a handgun and... more »
December 25, 2009 2:51 PM
UPDATE: As a result of the autopsy, investigators now indicate that foul play is not suspected in the death of Jesse Carvell. Investigators do not believe Carvell was involved in the disturbance on the night of his death. The disturbance is believed to have occurred on or near the intersection... more »
October 7, 2009 12:40 PM
Jennings and Jefferson Davis Parish is hurting and grieving the deaths of 8 women since 2005. The Multi-Agency Investigative Team formed to investigate these deaths is comprised of many independent agencies working together to bring those responsible to justice. Since the body of Loretta was found in May of 2005,... more »
September 23, 2009 3:11 PM
Traffic investigators have identified the victim in Tuesday's early morning death as Kaine Kulka (18) . Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or was traveling south on Highway 90 the morning of the incident to contact the Lafayette Police Department. It is believed that the victim... more »
September 22, 2009 3:03 PM
On September 22, 2009, at approximately 1:23 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the southbound lane of Highway 90 near its intersection with Southpark Rd, regarding a traffic incident. According to investigators, the victim, an 18 year old male, was riding in the bed of a pickup... more »