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Woman killed in hit-and-run along Walker South Road in Livingston Parish early Wednesday
"For reasons still under investigation, Kidwell was struck by an unknown vehicle and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash," the news release says.
Grand jury indicts 2 of 8 people arrested after dismembered body found in rural area
The 21st Judicial District Court reported Duane Bissell, 27, of Amite, and Martin Morgan, 31, of Zachary, have been indicted by a Livingston Parish grand jury with one count each of second-degree murder in connection with the murder of Michael Neufeld, 26, of Donaldsonville.
Louisiana State Police Troop A releases identification of victim in fatal hit-and-run on La. 447 in Walker
WALKER-- Louisiana State Police Troop A is seeking information that may lead to the arrest of the driver who killed a Baton Rouge woman in a hit-and-run early Wednesday.Kaycie Kidwell, 33, died from injuries when a vehicle struck her as she walked alongside La. 447, south of Interstate 12, accordin
Woman’s body found along highway in Livingston Parish
LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) - An investigation has been launched after a woman’s body was found along a highway early Wednesday morning.Louisiana State Police confirmed troopers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a woman’s body on LA 447 in Livingston Parish.Officials
MISSING: Teen runs away from home in Hammond
Officials say Aniyah Capers, 14, of Hammond, was last seen on September 9 before going to her room to go to bed. Around 2 a.m. that morning, it was discovered Capers was not in her room.
Sheriff: 2-year-old kills self with gun left on counter
LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) -A Louisiana sheriff said a 2-year-old has fatally shot himself with a handgun that was left on a counter in a Livingston Parish home.The Advocate quotes Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard as saying the boy was found with a gunshot wound to the face Monday and declared dead at
I-10 West in Prairieville closed after deadly accident, DOTD says
Buy NowAdvocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUKInterstate 10 West has been closed in Prairieville since around 2:20 a.m. after a fatal crash, according to the Louisiana Department of Traffic and Development.Traffic is being diverted at LA 73.No other details were released.
Ponchatoula's Tyjae Spears is named North Shore Player of Week 3
As a result, Spears, who won a vote of the fans on NOLA.com as well, is named North Shore Player of Week 3.
Deadly crash shuts down I-10 early Wednesday morning
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - One person is dead after a crash on I-10 early Wednesday morning, according to authorities.Louisiana State Police confirmed one person died in a wreck on I-10 West near Prairieville.I-10 West is closed near LA 73 in Prairieville. Drivers are urged to take an alternate route.
Sheriff: Louisiana 2-year-old kills self with gun left on counter
It's one of several deadly shootings involving La. children and unattended gunsLIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A Louisiana sheriff says a 2-year-old has fatally shot himself with a handgun that was left on a counter in a Livingston Parish home.The Advocate quotes Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard as saying
Police: Grosse Tete man killed, toddler critically hurt in crash with Baton Rouge school bus
Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. identified the driver who died on the scene as Dandrew West, 33, of Grosse Tete.
BRQ Seafood & Barbecue opens Denham Springs location
DENHAM SPRINGS-- Local resident Justin Ferguson's dream became a reality.Ferguson opened restaurants in New Orleans, Chicago and Boston, and now he has worked his hometown into the mix.BRQ Seafood & Barbecue opened its doors Tuesday, Sept. 18 to hungry patrons at its location on Range 12 Boulevard.
2-year-old dead after shooting himself with gun left on counter, Livingston sheriff says
A preliminary investigation indicated the child climbed up on a stool, grabbed the handgun off a counter and fired it, Ard said in a news release.
Hammond man pleads no contest to setting fires in Walmarts
Larry Schouest Jr., 46, entered the plea Sept. 12 for three counts of aggravated arson and one count of simple robbery, the agency said. He is scheduled to be sentenced in March.
Sheriff: U.S. Marshals, JPSO SWAT arrest double murder suspect in River Ridge
According to the Sheriff Joe Lopinto, the U.S. Marshals tracked the suspect to a home in the 300 block of Fillmore Street near River Ridge. The JPSO SWAT team was requested, and deputies surrounded the home.
Man sentenced to life in prison for breaking into woman's Mandeville home, raping her
According to District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office, 26-year-old Ronald Moore was sentenced to life in prison on a first-degree rape charge and was sentenced to 15 years for an aggravated burglary charge, with the sentences to serve concurrently.
Deputies investigating after two found dead in Prairieville apartment
The bodies were found in a home in the Autumn View Apartments on Autumn View Drive sometime Monday afternoon. According to the sheriff's office, the two dead were identified as 50-year-old Rickey Foster and 56-year-old Connie Bolen, both of Prairieville.
Accused fraudulent contractor Matthew Morris takes plea deal, still claims innocence
All other charges in the parish have been dismissed, and restitution totaling more than $200,000 will be paid out to the victims.
I-12 lane closures at Satsuma extended to Sept. 28, DOTD says
LIVINGSTON – A section of Interstate 12, both eastbound and westbound lanes, scheduled to have lane closures until Sept. 21, will have lane closures until Sept. 28, according to the state Department of Transportation and Development.The closures began from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sept. 12, said Kris Wascom
Woman from Mississippi found dead at truck stop in New Orleans
The store manager, who did not want to be identified, says she received a call from a dispatcher, asking them to conduct a welfare check. They discovered the doors were locked.