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Man pleads guilty to 2014 murder of 12-year-old step-daughter

DONALDSONVILLE, LA (WAFB) - A man accused of killing his 12-year-old step-daughter in 2014 pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of second-degree murder.The 23rd Judicial District Court reported John Celestine Jr., 47, of St. James, entered the plea just days before the start of the trial into the murde

WAFB.COM - 2018-10-16 16:38:00

DNA links death row inmate to Baton Rouge woman's 1999 murder

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BRPROUD.COM - 2018-10-16 20:31:14

Couple accused in multiple Baton Rouge armed robberies

That third suspect, Kemond Dennis, was arrested after he was tackled by two men he allegedly tried to rob. Police say Herring went for Dennis' dropped firearm in that encounter but was fended off by the two victims and another witness.

WBRZ.COM - 2018-10-16 16:20:00

Company involved in Sunshine Bridge accident involved in 27 other bridge incidents

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The company that operates the crane barge that caused structural damage to Sunshine Bridge last week has been involved in at least 27 other bridge accidents in the last five years, according torecords from the United States Coast Guard.

WAFB.COM - 2018-10-16 23:17:00

Louisiana recall: 15 tons of packaged restaurant fare

They include jambalaya, gumbo and red beans with sausage, all sent frozen in 12-pound packages.

WBRZ.COM - 2018-10-16 17:11:00

Thibodaux Police: 1 dead and another injured in Monday night shooting

THIBODAUX, LA.–Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue reported detectives are investigating a death of a man after he was shot in his vehicle Monday night, October 15.

WGNO.COM - 2018-10-16 14:36:03

Suspect in murder-for-hire plot takes plea deal, divulges new details in 2015 killing

According to court documents, Daniel Richter has agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter in exchange for testifying against his accused co-conspirators. Another man involved in the killing, Tyler Ashpaugh, took a similar deal earlier this year. The third suspected kidnapper, Skyler

WBRZ.COM - 2018-10-16 10:40:00

Sunshine Bridge closure affecting Ascension Parish schools

The desks at schools across Ascension Parish are empty for fall break. When some students return on Wednesday, they will be on a slightly different schedule. Several schools were forced to detour from their routines when a barge carrying a large crane hit a support beam on the Sunshine River Bridge

WAFB.COM - 2018-10-16 22:34:00

Sunshine Bridge repairs could take 'months rather than days,' reopening ferry not an option

GONZALES —Louisiana highway officials said Monday that the Sunshine Bridge over the Mississippi River won't reopen any time soon after it was damaged in by a crane barge last week, and also said they couldn't reopen the nearby White Castle ferry, which was abandoned five years ago amid state budget

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-10-15 20:53:00

Baton Rouge nursing home worker accused of scratching patient to show her 'how it feels'

Jacqueline Drake, 57 of Prescott Road, was booked on counts of cruelty to persons with infirmities and simple battery of persons with infirmities. She denied the allegations, according to booking documents.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-10-16 13:50:00

Missing teen from Thibodaux found safe

THIBODAUX, LA (WAFB) -UPDATE- Zine Langston, 15, who was reported missing on Monday has been found, according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.Lt. Brennan Matherne made the announced Tuesday morning and added that Langston was safe.ORIGINAL -Officials with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Offi

WAFB.COM - 2018-10-16 03:08:00

Baton Rouge man sentenced to 15 years in prison in fatal 2016 stabbing in Zachary

David Matthew Lyon, 39, pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday in the killing of Stephen Kennedy Sr. in the victim's Deer Creek Drive home in Zachary.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-10-16 16:55:00

Elderly person found dead after house fire in Baton Rouge, firefighters say

It took about 10 minutes for the fire to be brought under control, a news release said, after they arrived to see smoke emitting from the rear of the structure. The fire was found inside, at the rear of the home, and firefighters prevented it from spreading.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-10-16 11:36:00

Nearly 20 years after high-profile murder, police break Kassie Federer case; Suspect identified

Travis Dwight Green, 49, is the suspect in the death of Kassie Federer. Federer, a Tangipahoa Parish native and an LSU psychology student just shy of her 20th birthday, was found shot to death in her apartment overlooking City-Brooks park on Park Boulevard.

WBRZ.COM - 2018-10-16 14:10:00

Deadly fire on River Road in Darrow

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (LAOSFM) is investigating a deadly fire in Darrow, Louisiana.According to LAOSFM, deputies are currently on the scene of a fatal fire in the 3700 block of Highway 942, that’s also known as River Road in Darrow.Investigators say the f

WAFB.COM - 2018-10-16 17:58:00

Man who skipped court date gets 25 years in domestic violence case, New Orleans East killing

But Kyron Theophile, who said he wanted out of jail so he could be present for his child’s birth, never went back to court for his sentencing in a domestic violence case.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-10-15 21:13:00

Walker man pleads guilty to manslaughter, kidnapping in 2015 murder-for-hire

Daniel Humberto Richter, 36, who was charged with first-degree murder and faced a possible sentence of life in prison, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and second-degree kidnapping in return for a future 50-year prison term.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-10-15 21:15:00

Unidentified thieves spend $80k from stolen credit cards around Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - Local law enforcement officials and the US Secret Service are asking for the public's help in identifying suspects accused of stealing credit cards around the capital city, and purchasing roughly $80,000 in gift cards.

WBRZ.COM - 2018-10-15 14:40:00

Extensive damage to Sunshine Bridge will keep it closed; Plaquemine ferry extends hours

"Our hope was to be able to use a portion of the bridge for traffic while emergency repairs were being made," DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson said in the statement. "However, that is not the case. We will be working on plans to make the repairs as quickly as possible and will develop a timeline for w


Man proposed dumping dismembered Ascension Parish man on 'family land,' detective says

"We interviewed him (the witness), took taped statements, lineups," Beatty testified. "He named everybody that was at the residence at the time of the murder."

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-10-15 22:09:00