May 17, 2013 12:07 PM
The investigation into a substitute teacher allegedly assaulting a student at Krotz Springs Elementary continues today.
Krotz Springs Police Chief Norman Mouille tells KATC he has called in another agency to assist in the investigation. Mouille says, "I want to make sure we make the right decision."
A... more »
May 6, 2013 6:52 AM
The Opelousas Police Department responded to 235 complaints in the past 72 hour period.
Felton Bocard, age 21, 2301 Ledoux Circle, Opelousas 1)Home Invasion
Jacoby Broussard, age 29, 718 Butcher Switch Rd, Lafayette 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs 2)Resisting an Officer 3)Simple Criminal Damage to... more »
May 3, 2013 8:10 AM
The Opelousas Police Department responded to 90 complaints in the past 24 hour period.
Dylan Angello, age 23, 1708 Pujo Street, Opelousas 1)Simple Arson
Anyone with additional information can contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500.
May 2, 2013 6:31 PM
The search is on for whoever threatened to blow up Broussard Middle School using a pressure cooker bomb.
The campus is on South Morgan Street off the Amabassador Caffery Extension. Around 9:30 Thursday morning, Broussard Police evacuated students to a nearby church.
After a two hour search, nothing... more »
April 30, 2013 8:15 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The 23rd annual International Police Mountain Bike Association Conference is being held at the Baton Rouge River Center through Saturday. Baton Rouge police spokesman Don Kelley says more than 200 instructors from more than 15 states, Canada and Australia are attending training classes and workshops... more »
April 25, 2013 8:01 PM
A Lafayette man says his neighborhood is being taken over by "slum lords" and blighted property.
Jimmy LeBouef lives on Chester Street in Upper Lafayette off of Moss Street, one block away from Northside High. He wants blighted houses in his neighborhood condemned and is asking the city to... more »
April 22, 2013 8:32 AM
NEW DELHI (AP) - A child disappears. Police are called. Nothing happens. Child rights activists say the rape last week of a 5-year-old girl is just the latest case in which Indian police failed to take urgent action on a report of a missing child. Three days after the attack,... more »
April 18, 2013 8:38 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Police in Shreveport have made an arrest in connection with an alleged attack on a police officer. The arrest came a day after an officer was investigating an alleged attempt to sell stolen goods. A suspect allegedly tried to hit the officer while driving away in... more »
April 5, 2013 7:18 PM
The US Marshal's Office is joining the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department in the search for a man who ran off before his trial for vehicular homicide.
Wade Lohse is on the run and authorities say he's armed and dangerous. Last week, he walked out of the Lafayette Parish Courthouse... more »
February 22, 2013 6:48 AM
The Opelousas Police Department responded to 168 complaints in the past 48 hour period.
Travis Tezeno, age 30, 1505 Hale Street, Opelousas 1)Theft
Jeovantay Daugherty, age 17, 820 Jefferson St., Opelousas 1)Disturbing the Peace - Loud & Abusive Language 2)Resisting an Officer
Sidney Thomas, age 60, 817... more »
February 21, 2013 11:33 PM
We've heard quite a bit about weapons on school campuses in the last few months across the nation and right here in Acadiana. From the start of this school year to last week, 46 weapons have been found on Lafayette Parish school campuses. Twenty-eight of those were weapons like knives... more »
February 18, 2013 8:25 AM
The Opelousas Police Department responded to 283 complaints in the past 72 hour period.
Antonio Chevis, age 31, 505 Rice Lane, Opelousas 1)Theft of Goods 2)Criminal Trespassing
Jason Sam, age 39, 731 Emmett Street, Opelousas 1)Disturbing the Peace - Intoxication
Kenneth White, age 48, 995 E. South... more »
February 15, 2013 8:07 AM
The Opelousas Police Department responded to 87 complaints in the past 24 hour period.
Raven Bell, age 20, 729 Lastrapes Street, Opelousas 1)D.W.I. 2)Improper Backing
Ashley Boudreaux, age 23, 1232 Melvin Dupuis, Breaux Bridge 1)Disturbing the Peace-Loud & Abusive Language 2)Disturbing the Peace-Intoxication
Anyone with additional information... more »
February 14, 2013 8:14 AM
The Opelousas Police Department responded to 75 complaints in the past 24 hour period.
Taylor O. Joubert, age 20, 1431 Redmond Street, Opelousas 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs 2)Obstruction of Justice 3)Transactions involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses 4)Driver Must be Licensed 5)Turning Signals Required
Bryan... more »
February 8, 2013 6:57 AM
The Opelousas Police Department responded to 175 complaints in the past 48 hour period.
Derrick Lastie, age 39, 921 Abe Lincoln Street, Opelousas 1)D.W.I. 2)Stop Sign Violation
Leon Jones III, age 18, 1114 Larry Street, Opelousas 1)4 counts of Child Desertion
Shashona Charles, age 26, 1112 Larry... more »
February 1, 2013 10:29 AM
Every agency from across Acadiana and the state, even as far away as Hancock County in Mississippi, came to pay their respects to Sergeant Rick Riggenbach of the Chitimatcha police department.
"We all care and actually love each other because we know what each one of us do everyday... more »
January 31, 2013 6:16 AM
The Opelousas Police Department responded to 83 complaints in the past 24 hour period.
Kwame Stevens, age 21, 628 Pamella Street, Opelousas 1)Simple Criminal Damage to Property
Andy Guidry, age 33, 185 Cimmaron Street, Opelousas 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs 2)Possession of Schedule III Drugs... more »
January 28, 2013 7:36 PM
"We are united as one. It doesn't matter about the shape of our badges, the colors of our uniforms. Everyday, we come out to do the exact same thing....protect and serve the people which we serve," said Trooper Stephen Hammons.
Three police officers shot over the weekend in Saint... more »
January 22, 2013 7:04 PM
Today, the victim of a fatal shooting on Hilda Street was identified as 20-year-old Jordan Melancon, of Lafayette. Jordan leaves behind two children; an 18-month and 4-month old child. Courtney Gothe, who is the mother of one of Melancon children says, "I was shocked, he doesn't do anybody anything. He... more »
January 17, 2013 3:03 PM
Lafayette police will conduct an OWI checkpoint Saturday night, January 19, 2013 from 9:00 P. M. until 3:00 A. M. Officers will be looking for drivers operating under the influence of alcohol and other dangerous substances. Drivers found under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be arrested. more »
December 28, 2012 7:35 PM
Citizens in Abbeville say they want to take back their community after what they're calling "senseless violence."
It has been a violent year in the City of Abbeville, 8 murders, still several unsolved. "It could be anyone at anytime that lose their life over nothing."
Lawrence Levy is... more »
December 26, 2012 7:14 PM
A family is searching for their 81-year-old loved one after he took off on foot Christmas Eve. 81-year-old Ray Nino disappeared mid-morning on Christmas Eve. He left his step-son's home on Southfork Drive in Youngsville. His family had no idea where he was until Jennings Police told them they found... more »
December 13, 2012 9:39 PM
A Lafayette woman is grateful to be alive after being held at gunpoint.
Three armed robberies in the past four days. The most recent one happened today around 11:49 in the 2000 block of Johnston St. behind a business. A man pulled a gun on a woman who was... more »
December 10, 2012 11:21 PM
A vigil and rally was held at Carl Williams Memorial Park in Breaux Bridge Monday night in support of teenager Daraneisha Harris, who was shot and killed by a Breaux Bridge Police officer a week ago.
Police said last Sunday Harris ran her vehicle into a Breaux Bridge police... more »
December 5, 2012 6:37 PM
Lafayette Police need your help solving a church burglary.
It happened at East Bayou Baptist Church on Kaliste Saloom Road late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. The suspect or suspects forced their way into the church, breaking a window, stealing several music instruments and computers.
"I don't... more »
December 4, 2012 8:22 AM
DATE: DECEMBER 4, 2012
Michael Taylor, age 20, 1014 Emma Street, Opelousas 1)Obstruction of Justice 2)Gambling in Public 3)Criminal Trespassing
Wilcus Williams, age 33, 524 Berdie Street, Opelousas 1)2 counts of Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling 2)2 counts of Indecent Exposure 3)Possession of Schedule I Drugs 4)Simple... more »
December 3, 2012 8:30 PM
Sunday's shooting involving a police officer isn't the first, and won't be the last incident where a law enforcement officer opens fire on a suspect. In all, there have been at least seven officer involved shootings in the past year across Acadiana, dating from December 2011 to December 2012.
... more »
December 2, 2012 10:33 PM
UPDATE: A family member has confirmed that 16-year-old Daraneisha Harris was the person shot by Breaux Bridge Police. As of Sunday night, officials have not confirmed her condition.
State Police confirmed a shooting in Breaux Bridge around 8:00pm Sunday night involved two Breaux Bridge Police Officers. Trooper Stephen Hammons... more »
November 17, 2012 5:51 PM
Opelousas Police are investigating a shooting that took place Saturday around 12:30pm on Larcade Street.
Police Chief Perry Gallow said officers were in the area when the heard gunfire and responded to the scene. When officers arrived, they found 20 year-old Michael Taylor laying on the ground with a... more »
November 15, 2012 5:29 AM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M police say freshman wide receiver Thomas Johnson is missing. The department says that the 18-year-old was last seen leaving his residence in College Station on Monday at 5 p.m. Johnson went to high school in Dallas and police believe he might have traveled... more »
November 9, 2012 8:07 AM
The Opelousas Police Department responded to 71 complaints in the past 24 hour period.
Ray Willis, age 48, 805 E. Leo Street, Opelousas 1)Domestic Abuse Battery 2)Disturbing the Peace by Intoxication 3)Simple Battery
Anyone with additional information can contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500.
November 4, 2012 7:43 PM
Church Point Police are investigating two potentially related shootings that has left one person in the hospital. Not much information is being released as of Sunday evening, but police said the shootings happened overnight around the same time on North Main Street in Church Point. One person is in the... more »
October 21, 2012 7:37 PM
Lafayette Police arrested Dwayne Wiltz after an altercation and stabbing on East Simcoe Street Friday night. Police said Wiltz is alleged to have stabbed the victim, a 20-year-old Lafayette man, during an argument that became physical. It happened at 10:00pm Friday in the 900 block of East Simcoe Street.
... more »
October 15, 2012 9:25 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe police have booked a 40-year-old man into Ouachita Correctional Center on trespassing, domestic abuse battery and aggravated kidnapping charges. An arrest affidavit states the victim told police her live-in boyfriend, Paul Henry Woods, of Monroe, had returned to the residence after other officers on Saturday... more »
October 14, 2012 12:03 PM
Name: Allen, Timothy Charge: Required Position And Method O Arresting Agency: La State Police Troop I Address: 200 Blk Ben B STR Lafayette, La
Name: Bagwell, Carly Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Univ Of La Lafayette (Ull) Address: 200 Blk Worth AVE Lafayette, La
Name: Bell, David Charge:... more »
October 11, 2012 8:50 AM
GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury declined to throw its support behind a member's proposal to economize by dismissing three parish employees and cutting a fourth from five days a week to three days a week. Jury President Jule Charles Wascom had proposed that Grants Administrator... more »
September 16, 2012 10:00 PM
More information is coming to light about Robert Heard's criminal past. The Eunice man is accused of stabbing and killing his wife, Demetra Doyle Heard, early Saturday morning.
"Earlier, even as a juvenile he has a very violent past," said Eunice Deputy Chief of Police Varden Guillory, Sr. "He... more »
September 5, 2012 9:43 AM
"I basically lost my whole family besides my other two kids I have. I can't believe it sometimes and I hope I'll wake up."
Russell Lambert Senior is mourning the loss of three of his sons who died this year. In a span of three months Lambert and his... more »
August 30, 2012 5:25 AM
The Church Point Police Department, as of 4:00 Thursday morning, is without power or phones. Officials tell KATC about half the town is without power and much of the town is without land line service. Anyone needing emergency assistance should call 911. For any other needs, call the Acadia Parish... more »
August 29, 2012 12:01 AM
Many parishes and cities have set curfews for Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Iberia Parish: 10pm Tuesday until 6am Wednesday Gueydan: 10pm Tuesday until 6am Wednesday Abbeville: 10pm Tuesday and 8pm Wednesday Erath: 10pm Tuesday until 6am Wednesday Delcambre: 10pm Tuesday until 6am Wednesday
Abbeville Police said they put... more »
August 21, 2012 9:39 AM
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Parish Police Jury has voted to hire an abstractor to determine if the public has a claim to property in the old town of Bayou Sara that the family of jury President Ricky Lambert says it owns. The Advocate reports the question... more »
August 5, 2012 10:20 PM
Kaplan Police Department is looking for a runaway juvenile from the Kaplan area. Anastasia Dorman is a white female, 14 year old, with brown hair and eyes. She is about 5'10 weighing about 158 pounds. On July 31, Dorman left her residence on foot and has not been seen since.... more »
August 5, 2012 1:44 PM
OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) - A police dispatcher in Wisconsin says there has been a shooting at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee. Oak Creek Police Department dispatcher Stephanie Uljanec says the shooting took place Sunday morning at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin but she doesn't know how many people... more »
July 31, 2012 1:07 AM
Louisiana State Police along with other law enforcement agencies are cracking down on obscured license plates.
According to state police, in addition to naturally occurring obscurements such as roadway dirt or mud, license plates must also remain free of any novelty frames or plate covers that hamper visibility and... more »
July 28, 2012 2:30 PM
JEFFERSON, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says deputies acting on a tip about drug activity shot a Westwego man after he intentionally crashed his car into a police car, injuring a deputy. Col. John Fortunato said it happened Friday night. Deputies had positioned cars around a parking... more »
July 26, 2012 7:44 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge is expected to hold a status conference on the new agreement between the city of New Orleans and the Justice Department aimed at reforming the troubled New Orleans Police Department. Officials said the meeting was set for 10 a.m. before U.S. District Judge... more »
July 22, 2012 2:21 PM
An Afghan police officer opened fire at a training center in western Afghanistan on today, killing three Americans, a police official told CNN. The Afghan official, who declined to be named, said the three victims were most probably trainers at the West Zone Police Training Center in Herat province. The... more »
July 13, 2012 3:45 PM
St. Martinville Police are asking for the public's helping in finding a missing teen. 18-year-old Dylon Boudreaux was least seen Tuesday evening around five o'clock. Police say he was wearing a black suit and black fedora, and was seen walking along Main Street in front of St. Martinville High School.... more »
July 12, 2012 9:42 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a tradition at the Los Angeles Police Department -when the child of a veteran officer joins the force, father and child pull a shift on patrol together. Usually it's a proud dad and his son. On Wednesday, Officer Jamie Carganilla, 29, joined her father, Officer... more »
July 10, 2012 6:00 AM
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 »
July 3, 2012 6:51 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe Police Major James Fried says there was no way that three weekend shooting deaths could have been prevented by Monroe police. The three died in two separate shooting incidents in south Monroe. Two bodies were found Saturday. Police believe the men from Arkansas were killed... more »
June 30, 2012 4:02 PM
Lafayette Police are investigate a shooting at 12th Street and Simcoe that took place around 11:00 am Saturday. According to witnesses, the suspects drove by the funeral home and fired multiple shots in the direction of the building from the vehicle. The vehicle was then seen leaving the area. Police... more »
June 28, 2012 11:26 PM
Some people in Youngsville are raising the question, why is there a shortage of police officers in the small city? The issue of police staffing came up Monday at a special council meeting to discuss a one cent sales tax that is dedicated to police protection.
At the meeting,... more »
June 25, 2012 11:38 PM
The city of Youngsville is trying to figure out what to do about a $1.3 million surplus for the police department. A one cent sales tax was put in place in 1981, specifically to bring in money for police protection.
But now it's bringing in more than the police... more »
June 20, 2012 10:03 PM
Having too much money is an unusual problem for cities these days, but that's just what's happening in Youngsville. A one cent sales tax, dedicated to fund police protection, has generated a $1.3 million surplus.
Voters just approved different sales tax to fund a sports complex, and the city... more »
June 5, 2012 9:04 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - Houma police say a man is believed to have stabbed his girlfriend in the chest as he drove down a Houma street. The car crashed into a local store and both people were hospitalized. The Courier reports that the 38-year-old man was in critical condition after... more »
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 »
May 28, 2012 5:51 AM
PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - A driver on Interstate 55 saw wreckage at the tree line and called Louisiana State Police, who found the body of a Metairie man. Trooper Nick Manale says 31-year-old Darren Elwin apparently died 12 to 15 hours before his body was found Sunday afternoon about 115... more »
May 25, 2012 11:35 PM
After almost a week of no leads in the case of Mickey Shunick, Lafayette Police said they finally got the break they were looking for with video surveillance of Mickey riding her bike on Versailles Boulevard and St. Landry Street.
In both videos, a white, four door pickup truck... more »
May 24, 2012 11:42 PM
The whereabouts of missing UL student Mickey Shunick remains a mystery as the search carried over into the sixth day. As the search continues across Acadiana and beyond, police said they still have no clear lead in the case.
Both Lafayette Police and the private investigator, hired by an... more »
May 21, 2012 9:38 AM
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Thibodaux Police Department will soon begin using the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office review board to look into incidents in which police use force against civilians or are involved in accidents. The Courier reports that the Lafourche sheriff's review board is made up of civilians, officers... more »
May 18, 2012 9:15 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police have arrested a 32-year-old man accused of running a Craigslist scam. Police tells The Advocate that Charles Hilliard had, on at least two occasions, advertised his services on Craigslist as "To Hire a Mover," then stole some of his customers' possessions while... more »
May 16, 2012 5:50 AM
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - All police officers at Nicholls State University have been issued custom-fitted body armor vests. Craig Jaccuzzo, director of university police, says the recent shooting of a campus officer at Virginia Tech was a wake-up call. He says all police officers - no matter their jurisdiction -... more »
May 15, 2012 9:04 AM
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Parish Police Jury has agreed to move its offices from the courthouse to the parish-owned Medicaid building in order to free up space in the courthouse for the district attorney. The Advocate reports Parish Engineer Ronnie Landreneau estimated the moving expenses would amount... more »
May 15, 2012 7:06 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish Police Jury has authorized taking bids on one of what should be many projects to improve levees on the Red River. The Town Talk reports Bayou Bouef Diversion Canal Improvements is an approximately $700,000 project designed to remove silt from the canal and... more »
May 8, 2012 8:33 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former radio dispatcher with the Mamou Police Department has filed a federal lawsuit against the city's police chief. Pamela Manual alleges she was arrested without a warrant in May 2011 and held in the town's jail for three days without food, running water and access... more »
May 7, 2012 7:12 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police will be buying guns from citizens who want to dispose of them on May 12 at the Little Zion Baptist Church. The program, in partnership with the Greater New Orleans/Jefferson Gun Buyback Committee, will start at 9 a.m. The church is at 4821... more »
May 3, 2012 10:31 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a 25-year-old man crashed his car into a house after he was shot several times. Capt. Joan Cage tells The Advocate officers responded to a report Wednesday of shots fired and a vehicle hitting a home in Scotlandville. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs... more »
April 17, 2012 10:15 AM
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police in Georgia handcuffed a kindergartner after the girl threw a tantrum, and the police chief is making no apologies.
WMAZ-TV reports the 6-year-old is accused of tearing items off the walls and throwing furniture at school in the central Georgia city of Milledgeville. The... more »
April 11, 2012 9:18 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating a man who has posed as a woman and contacted several area high school student athletes about offering them work or money. Sgt. Don Kelly said in a news release at least three athletes have been contacted by the man... more »
April 10, 2012 7:00 AM
KENNER, La. (AP) - Kenner police say a woman whose baby was abandoned by a shoplifter lied about the identity of the suspect. Lt. Wayne McInnis says the woman will be booked with obstructing justice, making a false statement and filing a false police report. Police say the woman identified... more »
April 4, 2012 10:40 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - The death of a Terrebonne Parish real estate agent, at first believed to be suicide, will be further investigated because of suspicious circumstances, Houma police say. The Courier reports that Russell Soulet, 47, of Bourg, La., was found Sunday morning inside an abandoned Houma building he... more »
April 3, 2012 9:27 AM
HAMMOND, La. (AP) - State police have identified a pedestrian who was hit and killed on Interstate 55 in Hammond Friday night. Troopers say 50-year-old Joan Walters of Ponchatoula stepped directly in the path of a car driven by 20-year-old Brandon Carral of Amite around 9 p.m. Impairment for the... more »
April 2, 2012 8:39 AM
HAMMOND, La. (AP) - State police are worked to identify a woman who died Friday night after stepping in front of an approaching car on Interstate 55 near Hammond. Trooper First Class Nick Manale said in a news release that 20-year-old Brandon Carral of Amite was driving south on Interstate... more »
April 2, 2012 6:31 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police say officers shot a 29-year-old man who drove his truck into at least two parked cars, then allegedly tried to run over two mounted patrol officers. Christopher Duggan of Bossier City was in critical condition Sunday and faced charges of drunk driving, reckless driving,... more »
April 2, 2012 6:26 AM
A day after raucous celebrations led to more than two dozen arrests, police said Sunday that they are ready to control crowds near the University of Kentucky's campus when the Wildcats play Kansas for the national championship. Lexington city police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts told The Associated Press on Sunday that... more »
March 29, 2012 10:29 AM
BAKER, La. (AP) - A 24-year-old man ordered to spend seven days in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison suffered a serious gash to his arm when he ran into a glass door while trying to escape from police officers. Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps tells The Advocate Jcolby A.... more »
March 26, 2012 7:05 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Denham Spring police say a 16-year-old boy died in a car crash after a vehicle carrying five people lost control and hit a tree. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs identified the victim as Julio Gomez-Dominguez of Denham Springs. The accident happened around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Stubbs tells... more »
March 23, 2012 10:19 AM
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A 37-year-old Nevada woman was arrested and police in Bossier City, La., police seized more than $40,000 in cash and around $250,000 in jewelry found in her car. Police say Michelle Kaye Bennett of Henderson, Nevada, became disorderly following a Saturday night traffic stop for... more »
March 22, 2012 9:38 AM
GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - The former president of the St. Helena Parish Police Jury has dropped his request that the parish return to him more than $100,000 in back pay that piled up after he waived his parish wages from 2005 to 2012. Frank Johnson, who was defeated last fall... more »
March 19, 2012 8:57 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - Effective July 1, municipalities' contribution into Louisiana's Police Employees' Retirement System will increase another 4 percent to 31 percent, costing some cities hundreds of thousands. Monroe city Accounting Director Stacey Haney tells The News-Star the rate increase will cause the city to pay $2.9 million next... more »
March 19, 2012 5:43 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - Organizers of two statewide events are eyeing the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center as a potential venue thanks to the success of last month's Police Jury Association convention, officials said. Parish officials tell the Courier that The Justices of the Peace and Constables 2013 Convention and the Louisiana... more »
March 16, 2012 9:52 AM
SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Sulphur police say a woman brandishing a gun robbed a bank in a crime similar to one last month in Kinder. Police spokesman Mel Estess tells The American Press a heavyset woman wearing a red shirt, blue jeans, a black and white wig, sunglasses and a... more »
March 16, 2012 8:52 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Actor Russell Brand turned himself in Thursday afternoon to New Orleans police after an arrest warrant was issued for him on a charge of simple criminal damage to property valued at $700, authorities said. Brand posted bond and was released from jail Thursday afternoon, said police... more »
March 9, 2012 8:53 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police chief Ronal Serpas says a 20-year-old man who was fatally shot by an officer as police executed a narcotics search warrant appears to have been unarmed. The shooting happened Wednesday night at a New Orleans residence. Serpas met with reporters Thursday. Serpas identified... more »
March 8, 2012 10:28 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police say a 20-year-old man was shot in the chest and killed by an officer who arrived at a New Orleans home with a narcotics search warrant. New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said the house where the shooting occurred Wednesday night had been under surveillance... more »
March 7, 2012 7:26 PM
A controversial interstate patrol program is under review in Welsh. It's called the Traffic Enforcement Detail (TED), and has the potential to generate hundreds of thousand of dollars for the small town. But Welsh officials are hesitant to move full speed ahead with the program.
A few years ago... more »
March 7, 2012 10:34 AM
WELSH, La. (AP) - Welsh officials have denied a request by the police chief to increase the hours off-duty officers can work an interstate traffic enforcement detail. The American Press reports Police Chief Tommy Chaisson asked the council Tuesday to approve a measure to keep the program going at a... more »
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 »
March 4, 2012 7:30 PM
The Duson man allegedly beaten by his partner has died. Randy Bordelon passed away at a Lafayette Hospital Sunday afternoon. According to Duson Police, Bordelon's partner, Clayton Matthews Jr., called paramedics saying Bordelon fell and hit his head. After an investigation, Matthews was initially charged with attempted 2nd degree murder,... more »
March 2, 2012 6:13 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A New Orleans lawmaker wants to give the governor the authority to call in the Louisiana National Guard to help police the city, which has seen continued murder rates higher than in other large municipalities. Rep. Austin Badon, a Democrat who is running for a... more »
March 1, 2012 11:09 PM
A documentary called "Dark Minds" airing on Investigative Discovery features the Jennings 8 murder case and to some, it might seem like the program drags law enforcement through the mud.
After a full hour, "Dark Minds" creator M. William Phelps explored every possible theory on who killed eight women... more »
March 1, 2012 8:22 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two New Orleans police officers are undergoing surgery after being shot during a traffic stop near City Park. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says two suspects were also shot Thursday morning by the officers. One suspect died at the scene and the other was wounded. Serpas says... more »
February 26, 2012 1:28 PM
Plenty of police activity along Johnston Street in Lafayette Saturday morning.
Police were called to the Capital One Bank, the alarm sounding but this story, isn't what you might be thinking.
Thankfully there was not a robbery at the Capital One Bank on Johnston and Doucet Road in... more »
February 25, 2012 9:41 AM
Name: Alleman, Erin Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 900 Blk S Avenue E STR Crowley, La
Name: Allen, Forrest Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 200 Blk Lasalle ST New Iberia, La
Name: Arnaud, Joy Charge: Fugitive Arresting Agency: Lafayette... more »
February 20, 2012 10:40 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Authorities have identified the man whose body was found shot multiple times in the woods in Shreveport. Shreveport Police Department Sgt. Bill Goodin said in a news release that the body of 24-year-old Anthony Crain was found early Sunday. Goodin said Crain had been shot multiple... more »
February 17, 2012 8:55 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say two men were shot in the leg during a Carnival parade, and two others were being questioned. Police spokesman Frank Robertson says neither victim was seriously hurt and one was only grazed Thursday night. Police spokeswoman Remi Braden says that within seconds,... more »