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  • McConduit-Diggs leads Urban League-New Orleans

    November 28, 2013 8:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Urban League of Greater New Orleans' board of directors has named Erika McConduit-Diggs as the group's new president and CEO. She has held the posts on an interim basis for nearly a year. Dottie Reese, the board's chairwoman, says McConduit-Diggs is the second woman to... more »
  • Fox leads La. travel promotion board

    August 26, 2013 8:50 AM

    WHITE CASTLE, La. (AP) - Marion Fox is the new chairman of the executive board of the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association. Fox is with the Jefferson Davis Tourist Commission. Other new officers are Renee Areng, Visit Baton Rouge, vice chairman; Linda Curtis-Sparks, Sabine Parish Tourist Commission, secretary; Phil Frost, Baton... more »
  • Traffic Arrest Leads to Drug Charges

    April 25, 2013 4:25 AM

    Officers with the Broussard Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling east on US Hwy 90 in St. Martin Parish for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle was identified as George Green, 41 of Ferriday Louisiana. Green could not produce a driver's license during the... more »
  • Image leads to hunt for Boston bombing suspect

    April 18, 2013 4:53 AM

    BOSTON (AP) - The work to identify a bombing suspect from reams of Boston Marathon footage has yielded a possible breakthrough as investigators focus on a man seen dropping off a bag near the site of the second of two deadly explosions. City Council President Stephen Murphy says investigators saw... more »
  • Backhoe stuck in mud leads to employee arrest

    March 7, 2012 10:43 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A 39-year-old West Monroe man has been arrested after allegedly using his employer's backhoe without permission and getting it stuck in the mud. The News-Star reports Jason Edward Banks is accused of unauthorized use of a moveable and damage to property. The police report stated Banks... more »
  • Man leads police on chase with small kids in car

    March 5, 2012 6:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police say a Baton Rouge man led them on a high-speed chase while throwing large amounts of marijuana out his window and with his two young children in the back seat. Joshua Jackson was booked into Parish Prison Friday on counts of cruelty to juveniles,... more »
  • Woman Leads Police on High Speed Chase

    February 15, 2012 9:34 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Police have arrested a Washington woman who sped through school zones, ran red lights and wove in and out of traffic at high speeds from Port Barre to Opelousas. The Daily World reports ( http://bit.ly/w7uXiC ) the wild ride of 24-year-old Kandice Castille eventually ended when... more »
  • Alert nose leads to marijuana bust

    January 24, 2012 9:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a sharp sense of smell led them to an alleged marijuana business operating from an apartment. According to the department, someone called police this past weekend after smelling burning marijuana somewhere in the caller's neighborhood. After an investigation, officers closed in on... more »
  • Deputies: fire call leads to marijuana arrests

    August 2, 2011 8:36 AM

    HARVEY, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a call to 911 revealed hundreds of marijuana plants in a Harvey home. According to The Times-Picayune, an arrest report says firefighters were called to the house on Sunday because of billowing smoke, and found a back room full of... more »
  • Brees Shakes Off INTs, Leads Saints to 17-14 Win

    December 28, 2010 6:30 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints showed the high-flying Atlanta Falcons they're not ready to give up their crown just yet. That's right, Who Dat going back to the playoffs: The reigning Super Bowl champs. Facing a team that had won eight in a row and... more »
  • Destrehan derailment leads to precautionary evac

    October 20, 2010 10:21 AM

    DESTREHAN, La. (AP) - St. Charles Parish emergency officials say 12 homes in Destrehan have been evacuated as a precaution following the derailment of several Canadian National Railroad cars. No injuries have been reported and no leaks have been detected, according to Renee Simpson of the St. Charles Parish emergency... more »
  • DNA Match Leads to Charges in vehicle burglary

    October 7, 2010 11:21 AM

    The Opelousas Police Dept. is glad to report that two cases have been closed as a result of efficient and dedicated investigations by members of the Special Operations Section. John Hiram Buff had been in the Opelousas Police Dept. jail since July 27, 2010, for the theft of some copper... more »
  • Feeding Stranded Residents and First Responders During Katrina Leads to Chef's New Ready-To-Eat Meals

    September 29, 2010 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chef John Besh's two restaurants were spared when Hurricane Katrina barreled through New Orleans five years ago, but the storm almost wiped him out anyway. Besh had just taken out a large loan to pay off his partners when the storm shut him down and sent... 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 »
  • Littering leads to marijuana arrest in Covington

    July 26, 2010 9:57 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Covington police say they found seven bags of marijuana in the pocket of a man who was arrested for littering after ignoring an officer's orders to pick up a dropped cigarette wrapper and to stop. Capt. Jack West, a police spokesman, said 52-year-old Larry Brown, of... more »
  • 'Operation Street Sweep' Leads To Four Arrests

    December 22, 2009 3:15 PM

    Chief Carroll Stelly announced that his office has conducted the first of numerous drug arrest in operation "Street Sweep" which is targeting street level dealers in local neighborhoods. Narcotics officers have completed a 6 month long investigation and the arrest of the suspects will take place in several waves. ... more »
  • Ville Platte Drug Bust Leads To Two Arrests

    December 16, 2009 5:08 PM

    In Evangeline Parish, 34-year-old Ashley Smith and 42-year-old Daniel Lavine are under arrest accused of drug distribution. Police say crack cocaine and marijuana were found in each of their homes. Bond on is set at $10,000 for each of the suspects.
  • Drug Raid In Iberia Parish Leads To 3 Arrests

    December 15, 2009 3:00 PM

    On December 14th, agents with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Bureau of Investigations Narcotics Division conducted a narcotics operation within the parish of Iberia. As a result of this operation the following suspects where arrested: 1. Christopher Louivier - New Iberia, LA possession with intent to distribute schedule... more »

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