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NOPD searching for missing child

NEW ORLEANS, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - The NOPD is seeking assistance in locating a juvenile male reported as missing on Saturday, March 17. The child's mother said she last saw her son Kym Banks at about 3:00 p.m., outside their residence in the 1400 block of Kerlerec Street. As it became dark outs

BRPROUD.COM - 2018-03-18 18:35:27

Police: Woman found dead in north Baton Rouge home appeared to have been shot, stabbed

Baton Rouge Police detectives Saturday were investigating as a homicide the death of a 29-year-old woman at her Annette Street residence, saying it appeared the victim had been shot and stabbed. The victim was found dead inside her home at 5048 Annette Street around 4:50 p.m., said Sgt. L'Jean Mckne

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-03-18 01:48:00

'You hear gunshots all the time:' NOPD investigating 2 Central City shootings

Two men were shot in Central City Saturday afternoon (March 17), according to the New Orleans Police Department. One man was shot near the intersection of LaSalle and Second streets; the other in the 1800 block of Magnolia, police said. Shortly before 5 p.m., a man was shot in the back in the 2300 b

NOLA.COM - 2018-03-17 23:46:55

Strong to Severe Storms Possible Sunday

The WLOX First Alert Weather team is monitoring the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms Sunday afternoon. A complex of thunderstorms over central Louisiana Sunday morning is expected to keep tracking east towards central and southern Mississippi. When and where?Estimated: 11 AM - 5 PM All s

WLOX - 2018-03-18 12:13:06

When the hospital released a suicidal Hurley man, he went straight to a bridge and jumped | The Sun Herald

Randy Vermilyea of Hurley was determined to die. Jackson County Sheriff's deputies spent 90 minutes talking him off the ledge of the Pascagoula River Bridge in the predawn hours of Oct. 12, 2014. They took him to Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula, where doctors and a nurse assessed and released h

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-17 10:00:00

Woman hits bicyclist, arrested for DUI

Thursday night, a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle on Jackson Landing Rd., resulting in the victim being airlifted to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg for treatment and the driver being arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. Picayune Police Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri said

PICAYUNE ITEM - 2018-03-17 12:29:01

Earl Long in exile: Or, how Covington became the state capital for one bizarre summer

Guests are to be treated well. That's just the way it is in St. Tammany Parish. Always has been. So when it came to the dispirited but defiant old man staying at the little roadside motel just outside Covington in summer 1959, Beatrice Erwin and her two sisters did what they were brought up to do. T


Two more St. Tammany students arrested in school threats

Two more juveniles have been arrested in connection with threats to St. Tammany Parish public schools, authorities said Thursday (March 15). The juveniles -- a 13-year-old former student at Fontainebleau Junior High and an 11-year-old at Abita Springs Middle -- are accused of sending messages on soc


6 credit card skimmers found at Albany gas station

ALBANY - Six credit card skimmers have been found at one Albany gas station since September, according to the Livingston Parish sheriff. Sheriff Jason Ard said detectives with the Financial Crimes Division are investigating the card-skimming activity at the Kangaroo Express, 28437 La. 43, Albany. "W


Mandeville Winn-Dixie to close by end of April

The Winn-Dixie in Mandeville is one of 94 stores in the Southeast that will close as the regional grocery chains' parent company prepares to file for bankruptcy. The store at 619 N. Causeway Blvd. is the only Winn-Dixie store in Louisiana being closed, according to Joe Caldwell, corporate communicat


Covington block party season to begin March 23

Block party season in Covington starts March 23, a week earlier than usual. The street celebrations are normally held on the final Friday of each month from March through October, but this year's schedule is being altered because the last Friday of March is Good Friday. The city-sponsored street par


18-year-old accused of armed robbery near Lakefront Airport: NOPD

The New Orleans Police Department arrested Mya Warren, 18, in connection with an armed robbery February 28 in the 8000 block of Downman Road near the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, according to a news release. Detectives believe Warren and a male accomplice robbed a man at gunpoint as he was trying


Pedestrian struck and killed by car near Amite City: State Police

A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed early Friday (March 16) on Louisiana 16 in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana State Police said. Andre Dewayne Self, 38, of St. Helena, died at the scene, according to a news release from Trooper Dustin Dwight of Mandeville-based Troop L. Self, wearing dark clot


Picayune lost both of their Winn-Dixie stories. Now they're losing a pharmacy. | The Sun Herald

Walgreens' purchase of Rite Aid stores is officially going to affect South Mississippi. The Picayune Item reported the city's Rite Aid store, located at 416 Memorial Boulevard, will close April 17. It's one of more than 625 Rite Aid and Walgreens stores across the country that are closing and having


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


'He told me not to tell nobody.' Jury hears boy talk of being raped at age 6 in Harrison County. | The Sun Herald

A jury believed the little boy, who has in painful detail told the story more than once of being molested by a trusted family member, 29-year-old Cody Lee Pitts. After only an hour, the Harrison County Circuit Court jury returned with a verdict of guilty against Pitts for lustful touching of a chil


Pearl River man granted clemency hearing in 2000 murder

A Pearl River man sentenced to life in prison in 2001 after being convicted of second-degree murder is scheduled to have a clemency hearing next week. Winston Jerald Craddock, who is serving his sentence at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, will go before the state Pardon Board on Monday (