October 12, 2014 8:14 PM
Crowley Police are investigating a shooting that left a victim in critical condition.
Officers say the incident occurred just before 5:00 p.m. Sunday, in the 600 block of West 7th Street.
The victim is listed in critical condition at a near by hospital.
Officers are processing the... more »
June 1, 2014 3:02 AM
Authorities say that a 28-year-old man suspected of robbing a woman at a Washington ferry terminal friended her on Facebook the next day.
The Kitsap Sun reports Saturday that Riley Allen Mullins was charged Friday in Kitsap District Court with second-degree robbery.
Authorities say a woman was sitting... more »
May 20, 2013 10:23 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 39-year-old Bossier City man injured in a single-vehicle wreck on the Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway last week has died. Shreveport police say the accident happened just before 6 p.m. Friday. Brett Shoebridge was found inside his overturned SUV. Shoebridge was taken to LSU Hospital. He... more »
March 1, 2013 7:11 PM
Imagine filing your federal taxes and a message comes back saying you've already filed.
This year alone, the Internal Revenue Service is investigating more than 500 cases of identity theft refund fraud. The IRS is cracking down and has hired three thousand employees to focus solely on identity theft... more »
January 22, 2013 7:43 PM
A woman claiming to have been raped is livid the Jeff Davis Parish District Attorney is reducing the suspect's charges.
Gerald Johnson was accused of raping his step-grandaughter more than twenty-one years ago. He was initially charged with aggravated incest rape and he pleaded to the lesser charge of... more »
September 5, 2012 11:42 PM
A fatal stabbing is still a mystery Wednesday, as the victim's family and friends gathered together to pray for answers. Russell "Rusty" Lambert was killed in March, his body was found on Moss Street near the post office not far from his home. It's there that his relatives held a... more »
August 19, 2012 9:26 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 26-year-old man has been booked with first-degree murder of a 53-year-old who died after a holdup, apparently from a heart attack, Baton Rouge police say. Brian Wright of Baton Rouge was booked Saturday with murder of Terrance Booker, also of Baton Rouge, who died... more »
August 5, 2012 3:26 PM
Ohio (AP) - Ohio police say a 66-year-old man entered a hospital intensive care unit and shot his 65-year-old wife while standing at her bedside. Akron police said early Sunday that the woman is in critical condition. Akron General Medical Center spokesman Jim Gosky said Sunday afternoon that her condition... more »
July 16, 2012 11:13 AM
MOSS BLUFF, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish bicycle riders gathered for a memorial ride after a weekend accident killed a Moss Bluff physician. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's officials say Dr. Mario Beltran, was riding his bicycle early Saturday when a pickup truck struck him from behind. Charges against the driver were... more »
July 11, 2012 3:10 PM
Opelousas Catholic High School added a third cross in front of the school honoring student Alyssa Guillory. Students saying faith and fond memories are helping them cope. Erin Stueber will have more tonight at 5 and 6.
May 25, 2012 10:04 AM
FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - A 37-year-old Farmerville man has died from injuries sustained when the ATV he was riding struck a tree on La. Highway 348 in Union Parish. The single-vehicle crash happened about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday. State police say the ATV driver, Alphonso D. Henderson, was taken to a... 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 »
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 »
July 8, 2011 10:34 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The victim of a weekend stabbing in Shreveport has died. Police say 56-year-old Roger Hines had been stabbed early Sunday morning. He was taken to a hospital with a wound that was initially reported to be non-life threatening. But police said Hines' condition deteriorated and he... more »
June 30, 2011 6:36 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette woman's workday turned bad even before she got to her job. Police said Wednesday that the woman had just left her residence to head for work when a man with a gun confronted her. The woman, whose identity was not released, says a man... more »
June 19, 2011 2:43 PM
TALLULAH, La. (AP) - Madison Parish Sheriff's Deputies have released the identity of one of two young black females found dead within the city limits of Tallulah this weekend. Police say the body of 18-year-old Nikesha Washington was discovered behind Wright Elementary School Friday night. The second victim who was... more »
April 9, 2011 10:39 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The family of a young Jefferson Parish girl killed 18 months ago by stray gunfire plans to mark her birthday this weekend with a gathering at the mausoleum where she was laid to rest. Paige DeJean would have turned 9 on Saturday. The Times-Picayune reports that... more »
March 14, 2011 11:34 AM
NEW YORK - A 15th victim has died after a tour bus crashed on a New York City highway in a horrific weekend accident. Police say a 70-year-old man died from his injuries at about 7:30 a.m. Monday. His name and the names of 14 other victims haven't been released.... more »
December 3, 2010 4:12 PM
On December 3, 2010, at approximately 12:15 am, Lafayette Police responded to an apartment complex in the 300 block of West University Avenue regarding a burglary. The victim, a 27 year old female, entered her apartment and was attacked by a suspect waiting inside. The victim fought the suspect until... more »
October 1, 2010 8:41 AM
RACELAND, La. (AP) - An overflow crowd gathered at a church in Raceland for the funeral of a teenager - one of four high school students killed in a traffic accident near Houma. Mourners described T.J. Cantrelle, the starting quarterback at Vandebilt Catholic High School, as a confident youngster who... more »
September 21, 2010 7:19 PM
A second Acadiana victim has died following a plane crash in Las Vegas earlier this month. According to family members, Susan Touchet has passed away. Her husband Doug, the pilot of the plane, was also killed in that crash. The couple lived in Erath with their family. Two other passengers,... more »
September 9, 2010 10:07 PM
VIENNA (AP) - Amid tight security and applause, an Austrian kidnap victim presented a book about her 8 1/2 year ordeal Thursday, saying she wrote it to start a new life. Natascha Kampusch was abducted as a 10-year-old schoolgirl and held in an underground cell in a Vienna suburb until... more »
August 15, 2010 6:38 PM
The identity of the Abbeville man killed in a highway accident Saturday in Carencro has now been released as 48-year-old Clarence Matthews.
Troopers say a truck was on the shoulder of I-49 near milepost five, when a gray vehicle hit another vehicle, which hit Matthews and two others. Matthews... more »
August 4, 2010 9:27 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office has identified a man whose body washed ashore near a casino as 30-year-old Brandon Hunt of Zachary. City police spokesman L'Jean McKneely tells The Advocate that investigators don't suspect foul play. He says Hunt was using drugs and... more »
July 17, 2010 6:57 PM
It was a tearful day for friends and family of a Lafayette woman who fell to her death from a roller coaster.
21-year old Lindsay Zeno died last Sunday after falling from the "Xtreme" coaster at Dixie Landin' in Baton Rouge. Dozens of those closest to her gathered to... more »
June 14, 2010 10:59 PM
LANGLEY, Ark. (AP) - Crews on Monday found the body of a young girl who was the 20th victim of a flash flood that devastated a popular Arkansas campground, but they continued searching because it wasn't clear whether the girl was the last person reported missing. Officials had said earlier... more »
June 11, 2010 3:23 PM
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A man is recovering in his Muskegon home from a gunshot wound suffered in New Orleans, where he had sought out work related to the Gulf oil spill cleanup. Brandon James tells The Muskegon Chronicle for a story Friday that a job loss and Michigan's high... more »
February 25, 2010 1:37 PM
Passenger Succumbs to Injuries
Yesterday, troopers learned that one of the passengers in Brennen Sonnier's vehicle succumbed to injuries he sustained in the February 23 crash on I-10. Seventeen year old Aaron Richard of Branch was pronounced dead at 3:15 p.m. yesterday by a physician at Our Lady of... more »
February 22, 2010 12:13 PM
On February 21, 2010, at approximately 9:45 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to a motel at 1604 North University Avenue regarding an Attempted Armed Robbery. The victim, a 51 year old male of Detroit, advised detectives that the suspect knocked on the door of his room and... more »
December 30, 2009 3:03 PM
In St. Mary Parish, a Morgan City man is under arrest, accused of committing an inappropriate sexual act on a nursing home resident.
Arrested: 12/28/09 @ 4:30pm Location: Lagonda Rd., Bayou Vista Craig J. Carpenter, 34yrs old, Lagonda Rd., Bayou Vista Charges: Warrant Charging- 1.) Simple Battery 2.) Obscenity... more »
December 1, 2009 12:21 PM
The Crowley Police Department is currently conducting an investigation into a residential burglary, which occurred in the 600 block of East 17th Street. The burglary during the week November 16th to November 23rd. The victims were out of town during the burglary and suspects gained entry by force. While inside,... more »
November 27, 2009 11:07 AM
Suspect Arrested in Parking Lot Robbery
On November 26, 2009, at approximately midnight, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 1000 block of Lee Avenue regarding a robbery that occurred in a parking lot. The victim advised officers he was getting out of his vehicle when he... more »
November 25, 2009 2:51 PM
Victims Held Up in Parking Lot of Downtown Library
On November 25, 2009, at approximately 12:20 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 300 block of West Congress Street regarding an armed robbery. The victims, four females of Baton Rouge, were walking in the parking lot... more »
November 24, 2009 7:37 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso says a 19-year-old woman whose body was found on the side a road is apparently the victim of homicide. The victim was identified as Sierra Bouzigard of Moss Bluff. Mancuso said Bouzigard's body was found at 7:37 a.m. Monday by... more »
November 6, 2009 11:09 AM
On November 5, 2009, at approximately 8:50 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to a shooting that occurred at a residence in the 300 block of St. Charles Street. The victim, a 29 year old male of Lafayette, was involved in a verbal argument with his 18 year... more »
November 2, 2009 8:48 AM
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A helicopter crash on takeoff from a platform in the Gulf of Mexico left two men injured and the aircraft in the water. A spokesman for Broussard, La.,-based Rotorcraft Leasing Co., which serves the oil and gas industry, said Monday the cause of the crash is... more »
October 22, 2009 12:08 PM
On October 22, 2009, at approximately 3:00 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 400 block of St. Antoine Street regarding a shooting. According to the victim and witnesses, the victim was exiting a residence he was visiting and was confronted by two masked suspects outside. The... more »
October 20, 2009 12:14 PM
On Monday October 19, 2009 Juvenile Detectives with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 59-year-old Clifton Whittington of Carencro for Aggravated Rape.
In early July family members of the victim, a 6 year old female reported the alleged incident to Sheriff's Detectives and advised it had occurred sometime in... more »
October 20, 2009 11:31 AM
The Lafayette Fire Department, upholding it's oath-to save life and property, implements a new program to assist fire victims of Lafayette parish. The mission of Project F.I.R.E. (Firefighters Initiating Rebuilding Efforts) is to provide qualifying victims with immediate and short-term housing and fundamental resources to assist in rebuilding their lives.... more »
September 29, 2009 2:54 PM
UPDATE: Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have issued an arrest warrant for one count of First Degree Robbery for the arrest of Paul Oren Portalis (27) of Lafayette. Portalis is alleged to have been responsible for the robbery which occurred at the Lafayette General Medical Center parking tower. Portalis... more »
September 24, 2009 8:09 AM
State Police have released the identity of the victim killed in a hit and run incident. 38-year-old Benjamin Lewis from Houston, Texas was discovered in the 37-hundred block of Verot School Road between Fortune Road and Highway 92. State Police believe the vehicle came from the north bound lane of... more »
September 23, 2009 8:03 AM
The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted abduction. The Sheriff's Office tells KATC that two boys ---10 and 11 years old ---were riding their bikes around nine o'clock Sunday night when a white man in a car drove up next to them. The boys told the Sheriff's Office... more »