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Functional meth lab found in DeSoto Parish residence

Parole officers reportedly saw a haze and smelled something coming from inside

  Inmate squeezes through gate; Louisiana authorities searching

$5M bond for priest indicted on 9 counts of rape

Maintenance worker finds gun in public bathroom at Roper Hospital, police say

Man accused of killing woman who vanished 15 years ago

5 elderly men, 85-year-old woman arrested for public sex in Conn. park, police say

Two adults arrested after 5-year-old arrives at Slidell, La. school with cocaine

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LaTech urges students to get mobile safety app

NPSO warns of phone scam; thieves posing as DEA agents

  Shreveport police searching for suspect in fatal hotel shooting

Police seeking Mansfield shooting suspect cordon off house, evacuate neighboring residences

  Man shot dead outside Knights Inn

20 year prison sentence for Carthage woman

Athens police make arrest in fatal 2018 shooting

According to a Facebook post from the City of Athens, Texas Government, a 71-year-old Larue man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a woman last November, Athens Police Chief Buddy Hill reported Tuesday.

City of Marshall cracking down on leash law ahead of new school year

Authorities say they want to make it safer for students who will be walking to and from school.

Hallsville man gets 12 years for fatal 2017 racing wreck

Meshebia Johnson, 17, and Rylee Malone, also 17, were killed in the September 2017 wreck

  Police investigating deadly shooting at motel

A Shreveport teen is dead after a shooting at the Moonrider Inn Tuesday morning.

Gregg County JP says no obvious signs of foul play after 2 bodies found in East Mountain area

SPD officer arrested, charged with felony

SPD warns drivers against drag racing

  Shreveport man accused of sharing revenge porn; faces over $200,000 bond

  Police ID man charged after allegedly hitting woman with truck

Reward offered for tips about domestic abuse suspect

2 Texans accused of stealing timber in Caddo Parish

One had been hired to demolish some structures on the property in Vivian

Arrests made in cold case homicide reported in 1980

Arrests have been made in a cold case homicide that was originally reported almost 4 decades ago.

  BPSO IDs couple involved in thefts on Airline Drive businesses, Benton laundromat

The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office has released information on the couple caught on camera breaking into an ice machine and a storage unit self-pay kiosk.

  Caddo Parish man charged with video voyeurism

He is accused of making inappropriate videos of a preteen girl

  DeSoto Parish man, 64, arrested for first-degree rape

A woman came forward and said Glenn Miller Sr. sexually assaulted her between 1994 and 1996.

CPSO: Woman commits fraud against grandmother

Authorities say she used her grandmother's debit card for an $840.37 purchase at a Shreveport Walmart.

Text message scam seeks your banking information

Residents have been receiving text messages claiming their bank card has been temporarily locked

Man wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting a child

“Sadly, we are concerned that there may be even more victims out there that we don’t even know about yet,” police say

Man charged after his daughter, 12, kills another man, his dog with SUV

Authorities ended up arresting her father Tomas Mejia Tol for criminally negligent homicide and endangering a child.

  Philadelphia standoff suspect charged with attempted murder

A man suspected of shooting six police officers during an hourslong standoff that ended when tear gas caused the man to surrender was charged with attempted murder.

Man pleads not guilty after accused of killing Minden woman, her unborn child

The shooting happened on July 17, at an apartment on Carolina Street.

Judge sentences Cotton Valley mayor for abuse of office

A judge handed down Cotton Valley Mayor Joseph Alexander his sentence on Friday.

  Man arrested in Officer Chatéri Payne’s murder pleads guilty to firearms, drug charges

Glenn Frierson was arrested on January 15, 2019, in connection to her death.

Firefighter re-arrested for 14 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile

A firefighter has been re-arrested for 14 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile

  Man again found guilty of murder

“Justice was served today, and we can try and get on with our lives now,” victim's mother says

WBRSO releases new details about deputy involved in fatal Port Allen shooting

The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office has identified Vance Matranga as the deputy who fatally shot Josef Richardson in July while serving a search warrant.

Boys reported as missing were not; woman arrested

Detectives suspect she made up the story to distract store employees

  East Texas jailer arrested for contraband smuggle attempt

Officers say they discovered marijuana and tobacco in the crotch area of her leggings, which was worn under her uniform.

Former Lake Charles police officer pleads guilty to using excessive force during 2017 police chase

A former Lake Charles police officer has pleaded guilty in federal court to using excessive force against a person he was arresting in 2017. Robert Hammac, 45, repeatedly punched the person in the head despite the fact that “the victim was not resisting in any way or posing a threat."

Gulfport man, 19, sentenced for viewing child porn

A 19-year-old Gulfport man is going to federal prison and will be under supervision for the rest of his life after he admitted viewing child pornography on his phone.

Baton Rouge man charged with child porn, including ‘toddler erotica’

Evidence found on a man's computer allegedly contained graphic images of young girls.

Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain pleads not guilty to aggravated rape, incest

Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain pleaded not guilty Thursday on 8 counts of aggravated rape and incest in court.

Continuance granted for man charged in Smith County murder

Kristian Perdomo was arrested in December following five fatal shootings within 10 days across Smith County.

NOPD: Man uses butter knives in French Quarter hold up

New Orleans police arrested a man who is accused of attacking two men in the French Quarter with butter knives after they would not give him $1.50, according to an initial police report.

Quest for burglary suspect leads to 4 arrests

Three people are accused of trying to hinder officers’ efforts

Former State Police superintendent cleared of misconduct allegations

Former superintendent of Louisiana State Police, Mike Edmonson, was reportedly cleared of any wrongdoing by the Louisiana Board of Ethics.

BCSO: Woman caught selling meth in drug bust

Her bond has been set at $40,000

  CPSO: Traffic stop ends with foot chase; suspect faces multiple charges

Caddo deputies say a man ran away from them during a a traffic stop in Shreveport.

Man wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting young kids now in custody

Kevin Jeter was wanted on two counts of sexual battery involving juveniles under the age of 10.

SPD Warrant Wednesdays seek fugitives; cash rewards offered

Crime Stopper is offering up to $300 for information leading to the arrests of these individuals

State seeks death for mom accused in baby’s burning death

Louisiana is seeking the death penalty for a woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 6-month-old son

  Alleged leader in federal steroids case pleads guilty

His wife is scheduled to go to trial Sept. 9

Webster sheriff helps arrest fleeing suspect

“Yes, ma’am. We are not in the nursing home yet,” the parish’s top law officer says afterward

  Child custody dispute leads to fatal gunfire

A 24-year-old man is dead; and a 66-year-old man is accused of killing him

  Man considered armed and dangerous now in police custody

Leondray Sanders Jr., 24, was wanted in connection to an Aug. 11 home invasion.

  Bossier school board member submits resignation, applications now being accepted for seat

Bossier Parish School Board Member Mike Mosura officially resigned from his position on the board — and applications are now being accepted for his seat.

  1 dead, 1 in custody following Natchitoches Parish shooting

The Natchtioches Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left one person dead.

SPD report details more information on Grimmett Drive shooting; suspect sought

A man is recovering after being shot multiple times on Monday evening at a Shreveport apartment complex.

  Man shot at least once in his back

His wounds did not appear to be life-threatening, authorities say

Thieves hit Airline Drive businesses, Benton laundromat

Authorities share surveillance camera video, images in hopes someone recognizes them

BRPD investigating alleged vandalism at African American museum founded by Sadie Roberts-Joseph

Baton Rouge police confirm to WAFB that officers are investigating reports of vandalism at the Odell S. Williams Now And Then African American Museum.

  Minnesota man sentenced to 3 years in prison for role in wife’s ‘death party'

He told police he threw her a drug fueled 'death party' a few days before her death, and said he was fulfilling a promise to his wife that he would not let her die in a nursing home.

  SPD working to identify theft suspect

Shreveport police are hoping someone can identify a man who took off with a backpack blower.

  Sunset Acres home shot at; SPD investigating

Shreveport Police are investigating after shots were fired at another home in the Sunset Acres neighborhood.

  Classes teach gun safety, situational awareness

Learning situational awareness and firearm safety are becoming popular classes across the country.

Man arrested, woman found safe after kidnapping reported in St. John Parish

St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office said a woman is safe after they sent an alert about a possible kidnapping.

'For our children’: Survivors of church sex abuse calling on action

Almost one year after Pennsylvania’s attorney general called for statute of limitations reform for sexual abuse, survivors and activists are asking for those same changes here in Louisiana, so victims can pursue justice.

Calculator%, Tiktok flagged among 15 apps that can be used to target minors, sheriff’s office says

In 2018, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Florida made national headlines after releasing a list of nine apps that predators could be manipulating to solicit children to commit sexual acts. The sheriff’s office released an updated list on July 26, 2019.

50 dogs rescued from makeshift shelter in rural St. Helena Parish

The Northshore Human Society pulled off a massive animal rescue Saturday morning (Aug. 10), after 50 dogs were displaced when a makeshift shelter in rural St. Helena Parish closed down.

7 injured, 1 seriously, after multiple overnight shootings in Richmond

Seven people were injured, including one seriously, after multiple overnight shootings in Richmond.

Sabine County constable indicted on sexual assault, indecent exposure, harassment charges

A Sabine County constable has been indicted on three criminal charges, including sexual assault in connection to an alleged incident that occurred at a woman’s home in September of 2018.

Man known for face covered with tattoos in mugshots convicted of 2017 double murder in Louisiana

A man recognized by many for his mugshot photo, which shows his face covered with tattoos, was convicted Friday, Aug. 9 for his role in the shooting deaths of two men in Baker, Louisiana.

Public viewing Aug. 9 for infant killed in drive-by shooting

Her family will say their final goodbyes to her this weekend.

BRPD officer injured while responding to domestic dispute thanks community for support in statement

An officer was shot while responding to a domestic call on Geranium Street Monday night in Baton Rouge.

1 dead, 1 in jail over hit-and-run accident

Citizens helped deputies chase down the driver who fled the scene

Woman accused of hurting child to profit off bus crash

She allegedly caused her toddler’s head to strike the back of the seat in front of the child

  Brentwood adds 60 beds with unveiling of new wing

Hospital officials said they could begin moving patients into that area as early as next week

  Parent charged in road rage shooting outside elementary school

Montgomery police say two parents are in custody after a dispute turned into a shooting outside an elementary school.