June 15, 2014 4:27 PM
LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - Rickie Johnson had spent almost half his life in prison when he was exonerated in 2008. Now 58, he struggles to make ends meet. He has no health insurance; is ineligible for Medicare and Medicaid; and - with a quarter-century of work years lost - has... more »
June 7, 2014 3:43 AM
BURLINGTON, CO (KDVR/CNN) - A man broke his silence from behind bars, speaking out about spending the rest of his life in prison.
Rene Lima-Marin was 19 years old when he robbed two video stores armed with a gun.
He served 10 years and was released in April... more »
December 11, 2012 11:29 PM
This time of year, a lot of people focus on their faith. But an Abbeville man said he has a whole new outlook on faith after he died and came back to life. Ronnie Trahan said he knows Heaven is real, because he's been there.
As Ronnie throws a... more »
December 7, 2012 7:14 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating a single vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 62-year-old man. The accident happened shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday on the Broad Street ramp at Earhart Boulevard. Police say the unidentified driver of a Ford F-150 pickup was travelling southbound... more »
August 5, 2012 1:35 PM
BOGALUSA, La. (AP) - The state Department of Environmental Quality is warning that the heat wave affecting Louisiana could increase local fish kills. Dry conditions, interspersed with periods of heavy rainfall, threaten the oxygen levels in some waterways. The drastic change in environment is the most common cause of a... more »
July 29, 2012 4:05 PM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Louisiana man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the shooting death of a Marine during a 2009 party in Lake Charles. The American Press reports that Bryce Perkins was sentenced for second-degree murder this past week in the death of... more »
May 2, 2012 9:38 AM
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - The bad dog of the neighborhood has received a life prison sentence. The wolf dog hybrid named Chief - once ordered destroyed for aggressive behavior - will become a guard dog at Louisiana's maximum security prison. The Advocate reports that District Judge James Best on... more »
April 19, 2012 8:45 AM
South Regional Library will be hosting an evening with LA poet Laureate Julie Kane. Laureate Julie Kane will read excerpts from her books and discuss individual works. This program is funded under a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the... more »
April 6, 2012 9:23 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - The notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout, dubbed the Merchant of Death, made it clear he had heard enough in court, although a federal prosecutor was only two minutes into an argument urging a harsh prison sentence. "It's a lie!" Bout blurted out in English - a... more »
April 5, 2012 11:27 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Dallas man has been given a life sentence for his role in a drug trafficking ring. The Times reports that 38-year-old JeCarlos Carter was sentenced Wednesday in federal court. Carter and five co-defendants were indicted in March 2011 in Shreveport. In July, a jury found... more »
March 14, 2012 10:38 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 27-year-old Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to life in prison in the 2010 shooting death of a teenager. The Advocate reports Hennessy Richard Christof was convicted in December of second-degree murder in the May 2010 killing of 17-year-old Demarcus Woods. An East Baton... more »
March 7, 2012 6:00 AM
HOUSTON (AP) - Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford spent more than 20 years charming investors, who handed him billions of dollars they had spent their lives accumulating through hard work and saving. Stanford promised them safe investments that would help fulfill their dreams of being able to retire comfortably or... more »
March 5, 2012 6:34 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office investigated a train accident that claimed a woman's life Sunday evening. Officials say the accident happened about 6:30 p.m. on a Union Pacific railroad track that crosses Bert Kouns Industrial Loop and runs behind subdivisions on the west side of Youree... more »
February 14, 2012 10:10 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old Shreveport man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his infant son. Grady Thornton was convicted last week of second-degree murder for the killing of his 3-month-old son, Terrell. The Times ( http://bit.ly/y20Pni ) reported that Thornton was sentenced Monday... more »
February 6, 2012 12:04 AM
Lafayette General honored a Lafayette woman with the Making a Difference award for going above and beyond, giving life saving CPR to a jogger who had collapsed. Monday, January 9th started as any other day for Gary Dodson. He went to work and then around 11:30 went home for lunch... more »
December 10, 2011 11:54 PM
Losing a loved one, especially a child is never easy. The ultimate gift the gift of life, makes it easier for families to know their loved one is making a difference in someone else's life.
"I tried to find a way to keep my child here forever."
Cathy... more »
July 17, 2011 11:50 PM
A sad story out of Saint Mary Parish where a weekend cooling off from the warm temperatures turned deadly.
A man drowned while swimming in the waters off Cyrpremort Point State Park Saturday night. What was supposed to be a fun day out on the water with family and... more »
June 4, 2011 10:54 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to participating in a murder-for-hire plot has been sentenced to life in prison. Twenty-nine-year-old Erick Dewayne Crain pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder in the death of Ernest Luttrell. The Times reports that state District Judge John Mosely sentenced Crain to... more »
May 22, 2011 12:13 AM
Acadiana homes are a bit more safe after Saturday's Operation Save a Life event.
Dozens of fire fighters partnered up with the Louisiana State Fire Marshall's Office, Home Depot, and KATC. The event was all about the number one fire alert system, smoke detectors.
"We could have still... more »
May 20, 2011 8:55 AM
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The rising Mississippi River's floodwaters have claimed a life for the first time: a 69-year-old Vicksburg man who friends described as nice, but said he appeared troubled. Walter Cook was pulled from the water Wednesday by two firefighters on boat patrol in Vicksburg's downtown area. Cook... more »
May 6, 2011 7:50 AM
COVINGTON, La. (AP) - After getting probation three times for marijuana convictions in New Orleans, a man moved out of the city - and landed a life prison sentence the fourth time around. Cornell Hood II was sentenced Thursday in Covington as a repeat offender following his conviction on a... more »
February 15, 2011 7:03 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A state district judge has sentenced a teenager to life in prison for the fatal shooting and robbery of the assistant director of Shreveport Green. District Judge Roy Brun said Monday that not giving Markeece Mosley the maximum penalty for the second-degree murder of Yvonne Lee... more »
February 10, 2011 9:42 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - A 35-year-old Pierre Part man has been sentenced to life in prison for beating his mother to death in 2008. District Judge Jane Triche-Milazzo sentenced Charles Gaspard on Tuesday. An Assumption Parish jury found Gaspard guilty of second-degree murder on Aug. 6 in the slaying of... more »
January 31, 2011 5:51 AM
MONTEGUT, La. (AP) - Even before oil began spewing into the Gulf of Mexico last spring, Louisiana's American-Indian fishing villages were on the brink of collapse because of social change and the dramatic loss of coastal wetlands. Now, Indians who've known nothing but fishing all their lives find their futures... more »
December 11, 2010 11:20 PM
The holiday season is a time of giving and there is no greater gift than the gift of life.
Saturday, Lafayette General Medical Center teamed up with the "Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency" for the annual tree of life ceremony. Recipients of organs and families of organ donors were there... more »
December 6, 2010 7:23 PM
Student trainers are usually worried about the players on the field. But last week several Lafayette teens came to the rescue of someone unexpected. A referee at a football game Wednesday night collapsed on the side lines, and the LHS student trainers immediately sprang into action.
"We teach them... more »
November 8, 2010 10:32 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - AMC network is rewarding its new zombie drama "The Walking Dead" with life for a second season after just two episodes have aired. The series premiered Halloween night as an instant hit, drawing 5.3 million viewers. The second episode, which aired Sunday, was seen by 4.7... more »
November 3, 2010 8:12 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 34-year-old man who was on his way to a habitual offender hearing last month when he escaped from deputies outside the Baton Rouge state courthouse has been sentenced to life in prison. Demond Cook of Baton Rouge, shackled and dressed in a prison jumpsuit,... more »
November 2, 2010 8:42 AM
Bloomington, Indiana - November 15th will be a big day in the Alaskan household of the Flynn family. On that day Alexis Flynn will celebrate her 5th birthday, which just two years ago seemed like a celebration she would never have.
At Barbara Flynn's five-month ultrasound, she and her... more »
October 10, 2010 6:57 PM
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - A longtime car dealer in suburban New Orleans is preparing for business after the Mercury brand is gone. The general manager of Marshall Bros. Lincoln-Mercury Inc. says the firm will begin construction of a new dealership building in January. Scott Preston told CityBusiness of New Orleans... more »
October 8, 2010 9:25 AM
LOPA is having a golf for life tournament at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette, on October 11th at 11am.
For more information call, 800-521-GIVE or visit, www.lopa.org
October 5, 2010 10:42 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who plotted to kill Americans by driving a homemade car bomb into Times Square and leaving it to explode has been sentenced to life in prison. A judge gave Faisal Shahzad a mandatory life prison term at his sentencing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.... more »
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 »
September 16, 2010 7:32 PM
A student shot himself inside his Catholic School outside of Lake Charles Thursday morning. It happened in Moss Bluff. The boy died from the self-inflicted gunshot wound-- was pronounced dead at 10:38am at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. School was cancelled for the rest of the day at St. Theodore Holy... more »
August 13, 2010 6:44 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Patsy Mara doesn't doubt the man the FBI calls the "Granddad Bandit," suspected in a string of bank robberies across the country, is her husband. The 61-year-old schoolteacher, however, still has trouble reconciling the image of a holdup man who snatched money from more than... more »
August 5, 2010 11:16 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The annual checkup of the government's big benefit programs for the elderly showed that the administration's sweeping health care overhaul will extend the life of the Medicare hospital insurance fund by 12 years. But officials are cautioning that the dramatic gain will depend on achieving significant savings... more »
July 15, 2010 5:38 PM
Lance Barton, 51, whose record of child molestation dates back to 1984 in different cities across Louisiana, will probably be spending the rest of his life behind bars after his conviction Thursday in District Court at the Acadia Parish Courthouse. Judge Glennon Everett presided over the case. He also still... more »
June 3, 2010 8:51 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 32-year-old Baton Rouge man avoided a possible death sentence by admitting his guilt in the 2008 stabbing deaths of his two young sons. Clayton Lee Murphy Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of first-degree murder in exchange for two life sentences. State District... more »
May 28, 2010 9:18 AM
DERIDDER, La. (AP) - Jeffery Paul Denby has been sentenced to life in prison in the death of 18-month-old John Thomas Anthony Brewer. State District Court Judge Martha Ann O'Neal sentenced Denby on Thursday. A jury last week convicted Denby of first-degree murder. Denby told investigators that he spanked the... more »
May 21, 2010 10:44 AM
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge has sentenced a Louisiana State Penitentiary inmate to life in prison in the death of another inmate. The Advocate reports 31-year-old Andre Leday acted as his own attorney in a March trial for the 2004 beating death of inmate Michael Bradford.... more »
May 17, 2010 11:40 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has ruled that teenagers may not be locked up for life without chance of parole if they haven't killed anyone. By a 5-4 vote Monday, the court says the Constitution requires that young people serving life sentences must at least be considered for release.... more »
April 26, 2010 10:47 AM
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - Darline Doxey knows she is lucky to be alive today after her heart stopped beating twice en route to a hospital. The 52-year-old Doxey is not going to waste her second chance at living. "God did not take me for a reason," Doxey said. "He has... more »
April 20, 2010 5:35 PM
Press Release-Louisiana State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning sadly announced, that an early morning fire claimed the life of a mother and her son. The Grosse Tete Volunteer Fire Department was summoned at 03:29 hrs to respond to a residential home on fire located at 77075 Gardner Lane in Grosse... more »
April 15, 2010 11:50 AM
COTEAU - Yesterday afternoon, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a two vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Broussard man. The crash occurred on LA 88 at US 90 in Iberia Parish.
According to investigating troopers, on April 14, 2010, at about 1:39 p.m., a 2002 Chevrolet... more »
March 15, 2010 12:34 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU officials say a student was
critically injured in an apparent fall from the roof of the
six-story Life Sciences Building on campus.
LSU Police spokesman Blake Tabor said police were notified
around 10:30 a.m. Monday, according to The Advocate... more »
February 24, 2010 8:16 AM
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Score one for the love handles. Samantha Lynn Frazier says her love handles saved her life. The Florida woman was shot in the left side while walking into an Atlantic City bar. The Press of Atlantic City reports the 35-year-old says she heard two pops... more »