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  • Man observing alligator in Fla. bitten by snake

    April 12, 2014 11:46 PM

    A man who stepped out of his car in Alligator Alley to view one of the deadly reptiles was bitten by a poisonous snake. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles said the 29-year-old man from Boynton Beach was bitten on the foot by a water moccasin Saturday evening... more »
  • Police: Man steals $75,000 car on test drive

    April 12, 2014 6:23 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Bossier City police are looking for a man who they say stole a $75,000 car by taking it for a test drive. Police say a man drove off from Moffett Audi in a white 2014 Audi A7 on Friday afternoon and didn't come back. He... more »
  • Missing Acadia Parish Man

    March 29, 2014 10:54 PM

    L.J. Walker of Eunice has been missing since Thursday. Family members say the 66 year old man may have been headed to Lafayette early Friday morning. His last known whereabouts were of La Highway 13 in Eunice. If you have seen this man or know of his where a... more »
  • Lake Charles Man Drowns in Holbrook Park

    March 23, 2014 1:08 PM

    Saturday, March 22, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's officers were dispatcehd to Holbrook Park in Sulpher around 5 p.m. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with witnesses who said Kyle A. Simpson, 20yoa of Lake Charles, swam to a rope swing on the other side of the river. Once he reached the swing, he... more »
  • Man says police jailed him on checkpoint criticism

    March 22, 2014 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge-area defense attorney known for criticizing the use of sobriety checkpoints was handcuffed and taken to jail early Wednesday after informing his driver that she could refuse a sobriety test, police say. Attorney David Rozas, who is representing fellow lawyer Jarrett Ambeau, tells... more »
  • Morgan City Daily Arrest Report

    March 7, 2014 9:32 AM

    The following persons were arrested by the Morgan City Police Department during the last reporting period beginning 03/05/2014: Rasheika K. Nash, 21 years of age, Address-Grace St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 03/05/2014 @ 5:10am Charge: Warrant: Simple Battery (2 Counts) Rasheika Nash was booked... more »
  • Man accused of holding elderly parents captive

    March 3, 2014 10:43 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Deputies say an elderly Gonzales couple's son is accused of holding them captive in their own home for five days until their granddaughter came to their rescue. Maj. Ward Webb of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office tells The Advocate 44-year-old Richard Miley was arrested last week... more »
  • Morgan City man in jail for obscenity warrant

    February 27, 2014 9:29 AM

    A Morgan City man is in jail after an active warrant for obscenity was discovered. Ryan Dixon, 25, went to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center on a parole violation sanction. During the booking process, it was discovered that Dixon held an active warrant for his arrest. The warrant... more »
  • Man found not guilty in theft of trooper's dog

    February 26, 2014 9:24 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - An East Feliciana Parish man accused of stealing a state trooper's mastiff last year was found not guilty following a bench trial. The Advocate reports state District Judge Michael Carmichael found Kyle Holmes not guilty Tuesday of misdemeanor theft after he was accused of stealing the... more »
  • Man sues singer Chris Brown over altercation in DC

    February 20, 2014 9:30 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A man who says singer Chris Brown punched him during an altercation outside a Washington hotel has filed a civil lawsuit against the singer and his bodyguard. The man, Parker Isaac Adams, said in a telephone interview he's seeking to recover his medical bills. The lawsuit was... more »
  • Ville Plate Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

    February 17, 2014 8:21 AM

    A Ville Platte man is dead after a motorcycle crash in Evangeline Parish. The incident happened Saturday evening, February 16, just after 6 p.m. on Crooked Creed Parkway (LA3187) near Red Lick Road. Louisiana State Police say 60 year old Terry Thrasher crossed the centerline, traveled off the left... more »
  • Man gets 16 years in drug deal/robbery

    February 5, 2014 7:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in a botched 2012 drug-deal-turned-armed-robbery that resulted in the death of a relative of his co-defendant. Jermaine Clark's co-defendant, Marcus Heard, is scheduled to stand trial May 27 on charges... more »
  • New Orleans man arrested in shooting death

    February 4, 2014 7:56 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies have arrested three people in the fatal shooting of an Ascension Parish man in St. Amant. The Advocate reports a sheriff's deputy found the body of 37-year-old Fred Martin Jr. in a St. Amant driveway on Friday night while the deputy was on his... more »
  • Police: Woman struck man with iron

    February 4, 2014 7:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police arrested a 52-year-old woman accused of striking a man in the head with an iron. The Advocate reports Debra Williams was booked Sunday on counts of second-degree battery. Police say the victim had a large gash on his head that required several... more »
  • Man seeks delay bribery scheme trial

    February 4, 2014 7:23 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette private investigator who allegedly orchestrated a bribery scheme to get favorable treatment for DWI defendants in the local court system is asking a federal judge to push back his scheduled March 10 trial. Five others, including three former employees of the 15th Judicial District... more »
  • Ohio man pleads guilty to possession of child porn

    February 3, 2014 6:22 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - An Ohio man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria, La., to possessing child pornography in an Alexandria hotel. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says 40-year-old Dwayne Dunlavy, of Ravenna, Ohio, pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell. The Town Talk reports... more »
  • Man gets prison for trafficking bogus credit cards

    December 31, 2013 7:32 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Louisiana man has been sentenced to prison on a guilty plea to producing and trafficking counterfeit credit cards in Waveland. The Sun Herald reports Larry Don Norwood Jr. was sentenced to 16 months in prison and ordered to make restitution of $1,863.12. He also was... more »
  • Pierre Part man dies in Assumption Parish crash

    November 25, 2013 9:49 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - A 30-year-old Pierre Part man died following a one-vehicle crash on La. Highway 401 near Napoleonville in Assumption Parish. State Trooper Evan Harrell says Kerry Huey was driving a pickup east on Highway 401 shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday when the truck began to drift off... more »
  • Marrero man find wife, another man cooking meth

    November 19, 2013 10:16 AM

    MARRERO, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say a Marrero man who spent three days working offshore came home to find his estranged wife holed up with another man and the makings of a meth lab. The Times-Picayune reports authorities seized methamphetamine, precursor chemicals and other drug paraphernalia in... more »
  • Man indicted in Ascension sex crimes

    November 11, 2013 10:08 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - A 41-year-old former Ascension Parish man indicted last month for sexual activity with a teenage girl in Ascension has been arrested in St. Tammany Parish. The Advocate reports Frank Webb Jr. was booked Friday into Ascension Parish Prison near Donaldsonville on single counts of sex crimes... more »
  • Man killed in Madison Parish crash

    November 11, 2013 10:02 AM

    TALLULAH, La. (AP) - State police say a 20-year-old Tallulah man died in a single crash on La. Highway 602 in Madison Parish. Trooper Albert Paxton says Rafeal Saldana was westbound early Sunday morning when his car left the road and overturned several times. Paxton says Saldana was pronounced dead... more »
  • Man who invented Lorenzo's oil to save son dies

    October 25, 2013 8:53 AM

    ROME (AP) - Augusto Odone, a former World Bank economist who defied scientists to invent a treatment to save his child's life, has died in his native Italy. He was 80. His daughter Cristina Odone says her father died Thursday after suffering organ failure precipitated by a lung infection. Odone's... more »
  • Man gets 7 years in fraud bilking 86 investors

    October 25, 2013 8:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge single mom begged a federal judge to show no mercy to her cousin, convicted investment schemer Evers F. Harris, because he showed no mercy to her and scores of other people from whom he stole nearly half a million dollars. Virginia Johnson... more »
  • New Orleans man pleads guilty to theft

    August 29, 2013 4:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 48-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to stealing Social Security benefits to which he was not entitled. U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente's office says Cristino Nunez entered the plea Wednesday to theft of government funds before U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan. According to court... more »
  • Sunday fire kills Shreveport man

    August 19, 2013 3:41 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A house fire has killed a 25-year-old Shreveport man. City fire officials say John Johnson was among four people in the house when the fire broke out early Sunday. The other three escaped through a bedroom window. The fire was reported about 3:30 a.m. by a... more »
  • Jury finds man guilty in Baker slayings

    July 26, 2013 7:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A jury deliberated less than an hour before finding a man guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting deaths of his estranged wife and her male friend at the friend's home in Baker. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish... more »
  • Bossier City man pleads in counterfeiting case

    July 26, 2013 5:58 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 24-year-old Bossier City man has pleaded guilty to making counterfeit $20 bills. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says Dakota Mallory Robinson entered the plea Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Tom Stagg. Finley, in a news release Thursday, said a maintenance worker saw Robinson inside his... more »
  • Gray man dies of crash injuries

    July 12, 2013 10:24 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - State police say a 22-year-old Gray man died at University Hospital in New Orleans from injuries he suffered in a car crash on La. Highway 316 in Lafourche Parish. The victim was identified as Jeremy Duet. Troopers say Duet was northbound when his car left the... more »
  • Marrero man indicted in Toddler's death

    July 12, 2013 10:05 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Jefferson Parish grand jury has indicted a 23-year-old Marrero man in the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter, who authorities say suffered a bite on her back and a skull fracture before she died. The Times-Picayune reports Cyril Jones was charged with second-degree murder and... more »
  • Gonzales man dies in boat crash

    June 24, 2013 8:12 AM

    GIBSON, La. (AP) - Wildlife and Fisheries agents say a 38-year old Gonzales man died after the boat he was operating crashed into a bank in Barge Canal near Bob's Bayou Black Marina in Gibson. Adam Einck, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman, tells The Advocate Buddy Ray... more »
  • Man accused of carrying BB gun up Capitol steps

    June 21, 2013 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a Greenwell Springs man has been booked with resisting arrest after allegedly carrying a BB gun up the state Capitol steps and then running from the guard who took it. Sgt. J.B. Slaton says 32-year-old Russell Vaughn allegedly ignored orders Wednesday... more »
  • Man in Critical Condition After Broussard Crash

    June 3, 2013 8:58 AM

    The Broussard Police Department responded to a major vehicle crash Sunday, June 2, 2013 just after 11:30 p.m. A 2003 Ford Mustang was observed flipped over and lying on the northside of the 600 block of Albertson Parkway roadway. Calvin Thibeaux, 27 of Broussard, the driver of the Ford suffered... more »
  • Man gets 8 months for failing to file income taxes

    May 23, 2013 9:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Denham Springs man has been sentenced in Baton Rouge to eight months in federal prison after admitting that he did not file income tax returns on $2.3 million he earned over a four-year-period. Failure to file a federal income tax return is a misdemeanor... more »
  • Man found fatally shot in car on I-10

    May 23, 2013 8:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating a fatal shooting on Interstate 10. Police say a man's body with multiple gunshot wounds was found inside a car Thursday morning near the I-10-U.S. Highway 90 split. Police have not identified the victim or released a motive for the slaying.
  • Pollock man killed in Grant Parish crash

    May 23, 2013 8:42 AM

    POLLOCK, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a single vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Pollock man. The accident happened late Tuesday night on U.S. Highway 165 just south of Pollock. Trooper Scott Moreau says 76-year-old Coy E. Kirtland was northbound when he lost control of his... more »
  • Man faces murder charge in toddler's death

    May 23, 2013 8:38 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A 24-year-old man has been arrested, accused in the death of his girlfriend's 20-month-old son. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says Emmanuel Hernandez, a Mexican National, was booked late Tuesday after being transferred from the custody of immigration officials. The sheriff's office says Hernandez lived with... more »
  • DeQuincy man faces stalking-related charges

    May 21, 2013 8:46 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A 42-year-old DeQuincy man is facing dozens of stalking-related charges after officials allege he followed the Glenmora-area victim throughout Rapides Parish. Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies tell The Town Talk the complaint against Daniel Aaron Christensen was made on May 3, alleging that Christensen had followed the... more »
  • Man accused of setting church fire during service

    May 21, 2013 8:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Charles Parent says that when a man set fire to church doors during a service, some churchgoers put out the fire and others followed the man until police arrested him. Parent's news release Monday evening did not identify the 36-year-old man.... more »
  • Man convicted in Ponchatoula stabbing death

    May 17, 2013 8:47 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - A Tangipahoa Parish jury has convicted a 33-year-old Springfield man of second-degree murder and aggravated burglary in the stabbing death of 65-year-old Rube Rogers, of Ponchatoula. The Advocate reports Eric Maurer was accused of killing the man who raised him and then fleeing with his real... more »
  • Man arrested in death of 18-month-old

    April 18, 2013 8:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge man has been arrested, accused in the Monday death of an 18-month-old child. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Willie Stone, the boyfriend of the child's mother, faces a charge of first-degree murder. Detectives booked him Wednesday after the... more »
  • Larose man indicted in child porn case

    April 17, 2013 9:17 AM

    LAROSE, La. (AP) - Federal authorities say a 20-year-old Larose man has been indicted on charges of receiving child pornography. The Justice Department tells The Council Justin Doucet was indicted by a federal grand jury last week, and the FBI arrested him Monday. Doucet is accused of receiving images and... more »
  • Vidalia man pleads guilty to illegal discharges

    April 17, 2013 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 58-year-old Vidalia man has pleaded guilty to his role in the illegal discharges of pollutants into state waters in Cameron Parish. Carr William Brown, a field technician for T&F Oil, a Mandeville-based company owned by his brother, Lobdell Brown, entered the plea Tuesday in... more »
  • Westlake man dies in crash

    March 18, 2013 9:19 AM

    MOSS BLUFF, La. (AP) - An early Sunday morning traffic accident in Moss Bluff claimed the life of a Westlake man. Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies say 26-year-old Jerry W. Sonnier Jr. was traveling west on Gateway Drive around 2:45 a.m. at a high rate of speed when his car ran... more »
  • Prairieville man killed by train

    March 18, 2013 8:58 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Deputies say a 21-year-old Prairieville man died when he was hit by a southbound train in Ascension Parish. Lt. Col. Bobby Webre tells The Advocate a Kansas City Southern train ran over Ryan Freeman around 3:15 a.m. Saturday as he lay between the railroad tracks. Webre... more »
  • N.O. man pleads guilty to stealing federal funds

    February 22, 2013 8:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to fraudulently receiving Social Security benefits intended for his late mother. Forty-year-old Lam Nguyen (win) faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine following his guilty plea Thursday to theft of government funds. Federal... more »
  • Hattiesburg man creates New Orleans Pelicans logo

    February 4, 2013 10:02 AM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi may not have its own major league professional sports team, but one Hattiesburg resident can at least say he had a major part in developing one. Rodney Richardson, founder and principal of RARE Design in downtown Hattiesburg, recently designed a new logo for the NBA's... more »
  • Bogalusa man convicted in 2011 BR slaying

    February 4, 2013 9:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 25-year-old Bogalusa man faces an automatic sentence of life in prison for killing a sleeping Baton Rouge man in 2011. The Advocate reports that Anthony Peters was convicted Friday night of second-degree murder of 41-year-old Gregory King. State District Judge Richard Anderson scheduled sentencing... more »
  • Man sentenced for shooting man in wheelchair

    January 24, 2013 9:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 23-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for gunning down a man in a wheelchair during a drive-by shooting in October 2010. The Times-Picayune reports Derrick Allen was sentenced Wednesday to 15-year in prison and avoided a March trial on a charge of... more »
  • Man scales Vatican scaffolding in message to pope

    January 1, 2013 8:17 AM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - A man has scaled the scaffolding around St. Peter's Square and draped a banner calling on Pope Benedict XVI to "Stop Terrorism." The man identified himself on the banner as Julian Jungarean, a Romanian who has previously scaled the colonnade around the piazza. Witnesses say uniformed... more »
  • Man freed by South Sudan arrested for kickbacks

    December 14, 2012 4:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A businessman recently released from prison in South Sudan has been arrested on charges of receiving more than $73,000 in illegal kickbacks in Afghanistan. A criminal complaint unsealed Thursday in federal court in New Orleans charges Elton Maurice "Mark" McCabe III, 53, of Slidell, La., with... more »
  • Relatives in "Disbelief" Over Man's Murder in His Own Front Yard

    December 13, 2012 10:45 PM

    Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a murder that involved the death of 24-year-old Ruston "Rusty" Miller. He was found dead in front of his home on Evangeline Highway near Basile around 1:00pm on Thursday. While his body was found Thursday, the Sheriff's Office said the murder could have... more »
  • Abbeville Man Says He Saw Heaven After Being Brought Back to Life

    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 »
  • Accident claims the life of man, 62

    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 »
  • Man indicted in fatal drive-by shooting

    December 6, 2012 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 32-year-old Baton Rouge man has been indicted in the Sept. 5 drive-by shooting death of a 27-year-old man. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury on Wednesday charged Jermaine Remond Williams with second-degree murder in the death of David Atkins. Police... more »
  • Photog: Too far to rescue man from subway tracks

    December 5, 2012 9:23 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The photographer who took the picture of a New York City man who'd been pushed into the path of a subway train says he was too far down the platform to have saved him. Freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi tells NBC's "Today" show that he wasn't... more »
  • Man found dead inside car in NO neighborhood

    November 23, 2012 3:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans' homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man, whose body was found in the driver's seat of a car. Police say the victim, whose name has not been released, was discovered just before 9 a.m. Thursday. Authorities say he had been... more »
  • Man found guilty in S. Africa honeymoon slaying

    November 19, 2012 7:03 AM

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - A South African accused of being the triggerman in the 2010 honeymoon slaying of a Swedish bride has been found guilty. Judge Robert Henney gave his verdict Monday in the trial of Xolile Mngeni, arrested for the killing of 28-year-old Anni Dewani. Prosecutors say... more »
  • NY man who lost leg in crucifix mishap sues church

    November 7, 2012 7:24 AM

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - A trial has been scheduled for early next year in the lawsuit filed against an upstate New York church by a man whose leg had to be amputated after a 600-pound crucifix fell on him. Attorney Kevin Kitson of White Plains tells The Associated Press that... more »
  • Arkansas man gets 50 years in child porn case

    November 7, 2012 6:42 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A 60-year-old man has been sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for the production of child pornography. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says Daniel Eugene Burris, of Huntsville, Ark., was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell of Alexandria. In addition, Drell sentenced... more »
  • Lafayette Man Arrested for Alleged Indecency with Juvenile

    November 3, 2012 5:28 PM

    A Lafayette man is charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile. Lafayette Police arrested 39-year-old Ashward Breaux yesterday on a warrant. Jail records show Breaux was released from jail yesterday on $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court November 5, 2012.
  • Man charged with threatening nuclear reactor

    November 2, 2012 3:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a 48-year-old Gretna man has been charged with threatening to destroy a nuclear reactor. William Dugas was charged Thursday in a two-count indictment handed down by a federal grand jury. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten charges that Dugas called the Louisiana Public Service Commission... more »
  • Houston man gets prison for child porn possession

    November 2, 2012 3:56 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Coast Guard chief warrant officer who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography has been sentenced to five years in prison. U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi in Lake Charles also on Thursday sentenced 50-year-old Michael Robert Gleason, of Houston, to 10 years of supervised release... more »
  • Deville man gets probation in 'boxed body' case

    October 16, 2012 7:55 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A state district judge has sentenced a Deville man to three years supervised probation for killing his male companion in 2007 and hiding the body in a box until it was found the following year. But Rapides Parish prosecutor Thomas Willson tells The Town Talk Monday... more »
  • Hammond man dies in I-12 ramp crash

    October 12, 2012 9:11 AM

    ALBANY, La. (AP) - A 74-year-old Hammond man was killed after he lost control of his pickup while exiting Interstate 12 at Albany and struck a ditch. State police say Bruce Beever, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from his pickup around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Trooper... more »
  • Man to serve life term for 1990 rape-murder

    October 10, 2012 8:09 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - A St. Gabriel man will spend the rest of his life in prison. Tolbert Morris was sentenced by state District Judge Ralph Tureau on Tuesday to two consecutive life terms plus 30 years without the benefit of probation or parole for the kidnapping, rape and murder... more »
  • Jury convicts man in girlfriend's death

    October 5, 2012 10:07 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - An East Feliciana Parish jury deliberated less than 45 minutes before convicting a Roseland man of second-degree murder in the death of his estranged girlfriend. The Advocate reports 34-year-old Antwoene Irving was found guilty Thursday. State District Judge George H. Ware Jr. set sentencing for Nov.... more »
  • Man indicted in drug-related shooting death

    October 5, 2012 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 20-year-old Baton Rouge man has been indicted in the June 9 drug-related shooting death of another man. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury on Thursday charged Jeremy Payne with second-degree murder in the slaying of 31-year-old Curtis Mitchell. Police tell The Advocate they... more »
  • Abbeville man killed in Pointe Coupee wreck

    October 4, 2012 8:55 AM

    NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - State police say two vehicles collided on La. Highway 1 in Pointe Coupee Parish, killing one of the drivers. Trooper says 34-year-old Jason Weill, of Abbeville, was driving north on La. 1 near the Morganza Spillway when he lost control of his vehicle after passing... more »
  • Sentencing delayed for man who bribed La. sheriff

    October 4, 2012 7:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A sentencing hearing has been postponed for a New Orleans businessman who pleaded guilty to bribing former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Irvin "Jiff" Hingle over a jail construction project. Aaron Bennett was scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 31, but U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. reset the... more »
  • Man gets prison for La. casino cheating plot

    October 3, 2012 6:47 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Texas man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud the L'Auberge du Lac Casino in Lake Charles. A federal judge sentenced 34-year-old Charbel Tannous, of Katy, Texas, last week to 37 months in... more »
  • Texas man gets life in prison for drug convictions

    September 19, 2012 7:27 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Texas man has been sentenced in Lafayette to life in prison for his role in a drug trafficking operation. A federal jury convicted 45-year-old Antonio Luna Valdez, of Weslaco, Texas, of a conspiracy charge in February. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty sentenced him on Monday.... more »
  • State Police: Man dies in Gonzales crash

    August 28, 2012 9:01 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - State police say an unidentified man died after a crash on La. Highway 30 north of Interstate 10 in Gonzales. Trooper Russell Graham said the man's name was not released because troopers are still trying to notify his next of kin. Graham said the man was... more »
  • Authorities seek man in triple killing in Larto

    August 21, 2012 9:11 AM

    LARTO, La. (AP) - A manhunt is under way for a man suspected in the shooting deaths of three people near Larto. Catahoula Parish Sheriff James Kelly said authorities are looking for Lee John Ponthieux Jr., 42, of Larto, identified as a suspect in the slayings of John Ellard Jr.,... more »
  • Tangipahoa Sheriff's Deputy Fatally Shoots Man

    August 12, 2012 1:44 PM

    TANGIPAHOA, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police are investigating a deputy-related shooting in Tangipahoa Parish which left a man dead. Trooper First Class Nick Manale says it happened about 2:30 a.m. Saturday at Club 81 on Highway 51 in Tangipahoa. The deputy was on duty at the time and responded... more »
  • Baton Rouge Man Indicted in 1987 Rape Case

    August 2, 2012 9:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 47-year-old Baton Rouge man has been indicted in the 1987 rape of a woman at the Bellemont Hotel on Airline Highway. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury on Wednesday charged Charles Jones with aggravated rape of a 32-year-old woman on... more »
  • Louisiana Man Sentenced to Life in Prison

    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 »
  • Arkansas Man Sentenced to Death in Officer's Death

    July 28, 2012 2:55 PM

    PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) - A judge has sentenced an Arkansas man to death for killing a police officer who was pleading for his life. Prosecutor Scott Ellington says a Greene County judge on Saturday read the sentence for 38-year-old Jerry Lard. The jury had recommended the death sentence. Lard was... more »
  • Man dies after being shot in the legs

    July 25, 2012 8:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a 39-year-old man died after he was shot in both legs. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs tells The Advocate Louis Spears was shot Tuesday morning while standing on the front porch of a home. Stubbs said Spears was taken to a hospital where... more »
  • Man pleads guilty in embezzlement case

    July 13, 2012 6:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 69-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of theft of government funds. U.S Attorney Jim Letten's office says Robert P. McFarland entered the plea Thursday before U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon. McFarland, as executive director of New Orleans... more »
  • Man arrested after stabbing 2 dogs

    July 6, 2012 7:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 23-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of stabbing two dogs with a barbecue pit fork has been arrested and booked into Parish Prison. The Advocate reports an affidavit of probable cause states Donnie Davis allegedly stabbed the dogs on June 8 at his home. The... more »
  • Man dies after stabbing at night club

    July 2, 2012 7:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating a stabbing that killed a man outside a local night club. Capt. Elton Brown Sr. tells The Advocate in a news release the motive for the stabbing that killed 26-year-old Juan Lopez is still unknown. Brown says officers were called... more »
  • Man Gets $124,715 in Damages for Arrest

    July 1, 2012 2:30 PM

    A 55-year-old Eunice man was awarded $124,715 in damages and related costs by a state judge who found that the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office and Eunice Police Department used excessive force when they arrested him in April 2009. The Advocate reports ( http://bit.ly/ONqvET ) that state District Judge Alonzo... more »
  • Hammond man sentenced in drug case

    June 29, 2012 7:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 34-year-old Hammond man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for distributing more than 100 grams of crack cocaine in Ponchatoula. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Kenyatte D. Pea pleaded guilty to two counts of violating the federal Controlled Substances Act on Aug. 31,... more »
  • Man dies in New Orleans apartment fire

    June 28, 2012 9:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans fire investigators say a 44-year-old man died in an early morning apartment fire. Capt. Edwin Holmes tells The Times-Picayune the one-alarm fire was called in about 3:01 a.m. Thursday and the fire was under control at 3:24 a.m. Holmes says firefighters forced their way... more »
  • Man sentenced for possession of illegal silencer

    June 22, 2012 6:26 AM

    ELM GROVE, La. (AP) - A 52-year-pld Elm Grove man has been sentenced to two years in jail for possession of an illegal silencer. A news release says U.S. District Judge Tom Stagg on Wednesday accepted Brett Roberts' guilty plea for possessing a homemade silencer. Louisiana Wildlife and fisheries Enforcement... more »
  • St. Amant man faces porn charges

    June 18, 2012 9:35 AM

    ST. AMANT, La. (AP) - State police and Ascension Parish sheriff's detectives have arrested a 29-year-old St. Amant man on child pornography counts. The Advocate reports detectives searched the home of Brandon Mayers on Wednesday and found several images "indicative of child pornography" on his computer. Mayers was booked into... more »
  • Carencro Teen Arrested for Indecent Behavior

    June 15, 2012 9:13 AM

    A Carencro teen has been arrested on charges of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Investigators arrested 17-year old Byron Keith Breaux, Jr. They say he had sexual intercourse with a 12-year old female relative. Breaux has been booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center with no bond at this time.
  • Man sentenced for defrauding Social Security

    June 15, 2012 8:56 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a 59-year-old man to a year in prison for defrauding the Social Security Administration. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says Herman Smith, of Keatchie, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Thomas Stagg, who also ordered him to serve three years... more »
  • Man gets 65 years for illegal weapons possession

    June 14, 2012 10:16 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - State District Judge Clayton Davis has sentenced a Lake Charles man to 65 years in prison for illegal weapons possession. The American Press reports Carl Webb Jr. was found guilty April 11 of three counts of possessing stolen firearms and one count of possession of... more »
  • Man robs Baton Rouge bank

    June 13, 2012 7:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are looking for a man they say robbed a Chase Bank branch. Lt. Don Kelly tells The Advocate the suspect is described as white, 60 to 70 years old, 6 feet tall and weighing 150 to 160 pounds. Kelly says the bandit... more »
  • Man faces charges in church burglaries

    May 31, 2012 10:26 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A 39-year-old Alexandria man has been arrested in connection with two church burglaries. The Town Talk reports Steven Langley was arrested by the Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies and book with two counts of burglary of a religious building. The investigation began on May 23 with the... more »
  • NO police charge man in fatal shooting

    May 29, 2012 6:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say they have arrested a man for shooting another man multiple times then fleeing on a bicycle with a gun in hand. Officers arrested 19-year-old Michael Matthews at around 4:15 Sunday morning and charged him with murder in the death of 29-year-old Kevin... more »
  • Arraignment for man charged with exploiting kids

    May 29, 2012 6:31 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A man charged in Louisiana with sexually exploiting children is scheduled to have an arraignment Friday. Daniel Eugene Burris was indicted in September on five charges related to at least three juveniles, but he wasn't arrested until last week in Arkansas. The indictment filed in U.S.... more »
  • New Iberia man charged with felony hit-and-run

    May 29, 2012 6:00 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say 37-year-old Curtis Williams of New Iberia has surrendered to authorities and identified himself as the man driving a Ford Ranger that struck and killed a pedestrian. Troopers say 39-year-old Renee Green of New Iberia was struck Friday while walking south on... more »
  • ATV wreck kills Ferriday man, 24

    May 28, 2012 10:43 AM

    FERRIDAY, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a 24-year-old man who was not wearing a helmet was thrown from his all-terrain vehicle and died after he lost control and the ATV hit a big brick mailbox. Trooper Daniel "Scott" Moreau says Matthew Louis Evans of Ferriday was pronounced dead... more »
  • Fatal Hit and Run

    May 26, 2012 1:34 PM

    State Police are investigation a hit-and-run crash on LA Highway 675 near Leon Landry Road which claimed the life of a New Iberia man. According to troopers, last night shortly before 9:00 p.m., 39-year-old Renee Green of New Iberia was walking south on LA 675. An unknown vehicle was traveling... more »
  • Man indicted in death of Brusly student

    May 25, 2012 7:31 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A West Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has charged a 22-year-old Port Allen man with second-degree murder in the May 13 fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Brusly High School student. Assistant District Attorney Tony Clayton tells The Advocate Marcus Richardson faces life in prison without... more »
  • Man accused of selling Coast Guard equipment

    May 25, 2012 7:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 47-year-old Denham Springs man faces federal charges of mail fraud and retaining stolen government property for allegedly selling electronic equipment from the U.S. Coast Guard. The Advocate reports an indictment was returned by a federal grand jury Wednesday in Baton Rouge. According to the... more »
  • Fla. man gets 30 years for fatal blow outside club

    May 24, 2012 11:27 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the blow that led to the 2009 death of a Louisiana man. The American Press reports David Nelson, of Crestview, Fla., was convicted of manslaughter in March for throwing the punch outside a... more »
  • Man found guilty in deaths of mother, son

    May 23, 2012 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge man has been convicted of manslaughter in the AK-47 assault rifle shooting deaths of a mother and her son outside their Baton Rouge home in 2009. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish jury of nine women and three men deliberated... more »

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