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Man killed in Hammond wreck tried to run across interstate, state police say

HAMMOND, La. -- A man is dead after state police said he tried to run across a highway Friday night.It happened on Interstate 55, just two miles north of University Avenue in Tangipahoa Parish around 10:35 p.m.State Police said 24-year-old Archie Powell IV had just been involved in a single-car wrec

WWL-TV - 2018-04-21 19:25:34

Two caught putting card skimmers in Albany gas pumps, sheriff says

ALBANY - Two people have been arrested in conjunction with the discovery of card-skimming devices at the Kangaroo Express convenience, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. Yasmel Alvarez-Rangel, 26, and Claudia Cruz-Torres, 21, were caught in the early morning hours of Friday, April

LIVINGSTON PARISH NEWS - 2018-04-22 01:14:00

2 arrested; Police say driver lied about roles in crash the killed deputy's daughter

A Gonzales couple was arrested for their roles in a fatal crash the took the life of 5-year-old Addisyn Teekell, the daughter of a St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office. Louisiana State Police Troopers arrested 31-year-old Angela Gaudet today, charging her with vehicular homicide. Troopers al

L'OBSERVATEUR - 2018-04-21 23:16:00

He left his wrecked vehicle on I-55; then two cars hit and killed him

After crashing his own vehicle on Interstate 55 near Hammond, a driver ran across the highway only to be struck by two passing cars and killed, State Police said Saturday (April 21). The dead man was identified as Archie Corsley Powell IV, 24. Police said Powell had been involved in a single-vehicle

NOLA.COM - 2018-04-21 16:15:43

Stabbing in Algiers and robbery near Bayou St. John overnight: NOPD

New Orleans police reported a stabbing in Algiers Saturday afternoon and an armed robbery in Bayou St. John shortly after midnight Sunday (April 22). Around 4:08 p.m. Saturday, a 50-year-old man was stabbed with a kitchen knife during an argument in the 100 block of Pinewood Court in Algiers. He was

NOLA.COM - 2018-04-22 14:48:59

Tangipahoa Sheriff's looking for two female scammers

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Suspect found in garbage bin, arrested in package thefts

DENHAM SPRINGS - Alert homeowners helped Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office detectives arrest a suspect who was helping himself to packages delivered to Denham Springs homes. Stacy Taylor Aulds, 35, was booked Saturday on two counts of theft and two counts of criminal trespass, according to Livingst

LIVINGSTON PARISH NEWS - 2018-04-22 01:09:00

Man pleads guilty to cruelty charges in baby's death, receives 30-year sentence

The man charged with murder in the beating death of an 11-month-old girl pleaded guilty to cruelty charges Friday, court officials said. District Attorney Hillar Moore said Larry Leflore, 30, of Baton Rouge, pleaded guilty to cruelty to a juvenile and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Leflore was

WAFB.COM - 2018-04-21 00:35:09

Ponchatoula man killed in botched drug deal, robbery, police say

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Crayton Dillion, 28, and Kenyatta Spears, 33, arranged to meet with Darian Williams on President Hoover Street for a drug deal, according to a news release from the Ponchatoula Police Department.


Biloxi police asks for help finding a missing police dog. Have you seen Lex? | The Sun Herald

Biloxi police is asking for assistance in locating of the force's working police dogs. Lex is a 5-year-old black and brown short haired Belgian Malinois. According to Maj. Chris De Back, around 4 a.m. Sunday, Lex was let outside to use the restroom. His handler was unaware of damage to the fence aro


Woman, 7-year-old cousin shot in New Orleans

A woman and her 7-year-old cousin were reported shot in an early-morning shooting Sunday (April 15), New Orleans police said. A suspect is in custody, police said. The NOPD said the double shooting occurred in the 3400 block of New Orleans Street. The NOPD news release came over at 5:25 a.m. NOPD in


Strawberry fever at all-time high at Ponchatoula Strawberry Fest

PONCHATOULA, La.--The Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival is in full swing. The strawberries are tantalizing taste buds for the thousands of people who make it out each year to celebrate the strawberry. Unfortunately though today is the last day of the popular festival. WGNO's Kenny Lopez went today and


Car overturns on I-10, lands on exit ramp near downtown Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews are responding to an accident that occurred Saturday evening.The incident happened just after 7:00 p.m. on I-10 West near Louise Street.Photos show a black truck sitting upside down on the exit ramp of Louise Street. Sources tell WBRZ the truck flipped over and fell off


Covington man accused of stealing cash from registers at three businesses

At approximately 3 p.m. Friday afternoon, while patrolling on Hwy 190 a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy observed a white Ford Focus, matching the description of the one Williams was believed to be driving, headed southbound on Hwy 190 and, along with a Covington Police Officer, attempted to cond


Man hid his face in armed robbery of Dollar General Store, Ocean Springs police say | The Sun Herald

Man hid his face in armed robbery of Dollar General Store, Ocean Springs police say An armed man who robbed the Dollar General store at 4401 Bienville Boulevard ran northwest toward Gibson Road after the holdup Monday morning, police said. The suspect concealed his face and used a silver gun, maybe


Man found shot to death inside vehicle on Erato Street, New Orleans police say

Buy NowAdvocate staff file photo by HILARY SCHEINUKA man was found shot to death inside a vehicle early Monday morning, New Orleans police said.Shortly after 6 a.m., police were called to the 3600 block of Erato Street in the B.W. Cooper area. A male victim was found inside a car with a gunshot woun


Man shot in Covington during drug deal gone bad: police

A 59-year-old man was shot in Covington on Wednesday night (April 11) in what police believe was a drug deal gone bad. Randy Batiste, of Folsom, was shot at least twice while sitting in his vehicle near the intersection of West 29th Avenue and Van Buren Street, Covington Police reported. At around 9


WANTED: Man accused of hitting girlfriend, threatening to burn her house down

The Baton Rouge Police Department is requesting the public's help finding a man accused of hitting his live-in girlfriend, then threatening to burn her house down. Glen Anthony Wisham, 31, is wanted on charges of domestic abuse battery and communication of false information of a planned arson. BRPD


Ponchatoula is a love fest for strawberries and, nearby, an alligator named Crush

HAMMOND, La - Ponchatoula is the place to be for the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival and down the road in Hammond, the place to meet T-Mike Kliebert. T-Mike is the guy who really loves an alligator whose name is what T-Mike hopes won't happen. The gator is Crush. WGNO News with a Twist features guy


Two people arrested, charged with Medicaid Welfare Fraud

Brian Joseph (left) and Desiree Oliver (right) Photo credit: Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry Baton Rouge, La. (KLFY) - Two people were arrested for Medicaid Welfare Fraud. Brian Joseph, 54 of New Orleans, was arrested on four counts of Medicaid Fraud. According to Louisiana Attorney General,