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  • Police Bust Virginia Sexting Ring Involving More Than 100 Teens

    April 5, 2014 11:43 PM

    Deputies are conducting a major investigation into a teenage "sexting" scandal in Virginia involving more than 100 teens and more than 1,000 photos of underage girls posted to a social media account. The investigation, involving both middle and high schoolers across six counties, began when a mother reported suspicious... more »
  • 32 charged in Texas human smuggling ring

    January 31, 2014 8:47 AM

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - More than 30 people have been indicted in a Houston-based wrongful employment and human smuggling ring with ties to Louisiana and Arkansas. Federal prosecutors in Beaumont say arrests began Thursday. More than 20 people have been detained. Indictments returned in November charge 32 people with racketeering... more »
  • 2 brothers get prison for LA-based cocaine ring

    March 7, 2012 6:24 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The head of a small hip-hop record label who prosecutors say led a drug trafficking ring that used chartered jets to ship cocaine and cash between Baltimore and Los Angeles has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. City News Service says Ricky "DP" Brascom... more »
  • State police bust staged crash ring

    January 26, 2012 10:40 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - State police have arrested four people for allegedly staging traffic accidents in Ouachita Parish. Detectives tell The News-Star they looked into six of 20 crashes where individuals filed false bodily injury claims. Trooper says the insurance companies in two of the six crashes paid out more... more »
  • Lafayette Atty. Prosecutes Large Online Porn Ring

    August 3, 2011 11:53 PM

    It's being called the largest international prosecution of child exploitation the U.S. has ever seen. So far, 72 people are charged with participating in an online child pornography ring called Dreamboard. Some of the details of the investigation are graphic and could be disturbing. Prosecutors said there could be... more »
  • Major Online Child Porn Ring Connected to Lafayette

    July 21, 2011 9:59 PM

    An online child pornography ring, with suspects located across the U.S., originated in Louisiana. Now nearly a dozen suspects are facing trial in Lafayette. The Internet bulletin board was called Dreamboard, and according to federal documents, there are 22 alleged members of the site. At least some of the suspects... more »
  • Saints Super Bowl Ring Raffle Winner announced

    September 21, 2010 10:16 AM

    A Hattiesburg, MS doctor is the envy of the Who Dat nation today. Christopher S. Lynn won the Saints Super Bowl XLIV Championship ring raffle during Monday's Saints-49ers game. Tickets were two dollars, $1.4 million was raised. The Hattiesburg neurologist also gets an expense paid trip to a home game... more »
  • Iberia Burglary Totals Nearly $50,000

    September 15, 2010 10:54 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Two stolen potted palm trees and an all-terrain vehicle are among stolen items recovered by Iberia Parish sheriff's deputies after a four-month rash of burglaries across the parish. Lt. Ryan Turner, spokesman for the sheriff, says that investigators have arrested four people, one of them... more »
  • More Time To Buy Saints Ring

    September 9, 2010 11:31 AM

    New Orleans - You have more time to get in on a chance to win one of those Saints Super Bowl rings. The team announced Wednesday it is extending its ring raffle until September 20. The raffle was scheduled to end Thursday morning. The Saints also announced a... more »
  • 8 men charged in drug ring linked to 4 murders

    August 6, 2010 9:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Eight New Orleans men have been indicted on racketeering charges for their alleged roles in a violent drug ring suspected of at least four murders. A 24-count indictment handed up Friday by a federal grand jury charges the men with engaging in a conspiracy to distribute... more »
  • 2 Members of Lousiana Cocaine Ring Sentenced

    July 2, 2010 9:41 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Two members of a Lafayette-area cocaine trafficking group have been sentenced to federal prison. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty on Thursday sentenced 36-year-old Roderick G. Aaron, of Opelousas, to 20 years in prison and 29-year-old Monique J. Roberts, of Opelousas, to four years and nine months.... more »
  • Some Lucky Person Can Win A Saints Super Bowl Ring

    June 8, 2010 2:53 PM

    FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - The New Orleans Saints used a visit to Plaquemines Parish to raise residents' spirits and announce an effort to raise funds as well. Quarterback Drew Brees told the crowd that the team will receive their Super Bowl rings soon, and some fan will get one... more »
  • Pig ring ordinance likely to go from St. Landry

    February 17, 2010 7:15 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - How many rings does a pig's nose need? At least three, and they have to be big, according to a St. Landry Parish ordinance dating from the 1800s. St. Landry Parish is working to clean up local laws and eliminate outdated ordinances that help swell the... more »
  • Arrests Made In Baton Rouge Illegal Deer Sales Ring

    January 21, 2010 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A yearlong investigation of illegal deer sales in West Baton Rouge and Iberville parishes has brought two arrests but the alleged ringleader remains at large, a state wildlife agent says. Henry Rineheart, 34, of Plaquemine and Aaron Comeaux, 35, of Gueydan were arrested last week,... more »

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