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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.
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
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.
Missing Covington man said he was meeting woman in New Orleans before disappearance
According to the New Orleans Police Department, 24-year-old Skylar Vellejos was last seen in Covington by his coworkers on Friday, Oct. 12. Vellejos reportedly told his father Saturday that he planned to go to New Orleans to meet a woman that he had talked to on social media. He has not been seen or
Burning eggs lead to marijuana arrest for Jefferson teachers union head Jessie Isidore
Once inside, they found eggs burning on the stove, according to an account of circumstances leading up to the arrest filed in Criminal District Court in New Orleans.
Man burned while trying to set fire to home of estranged wife's boyfriend: JPSO
Ernest Johnson, 43, was arrested Thursday (Oct. 11) and booked with aggravated arson and violation of a protective order, said Capt. Jason Rivarde, spokesman for theJefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.
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.
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
All bars in the parish must close by 2 a.m. - St. Charles Herald Guide
“It seemed no coincidence to me that we had to respond to such incidents on one of the few nights where bars could remain open all night,” Champagne said. “Common sense dictates that there is no justifiable reason why we should allow all night drinking on these nights even on major holidays. If anyo
Body discovered in Lafourche Parish believed to be missing Metairie woman
Officials said around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, a farmer harvesting sugar cane in a field along Hwy. 307 found an abandoned car several hundred yards from the highway, which investigators identified as West's red Nissan Altima. This discovery prompted detectives to conduct a search of the sugar cane field
With Sunshine Bridge closed, access to emergency healthcare a major concern
Justin Cox, Acadian Ambulance's operations manager for the capital region, said Acadian normally has one ambulance stationed in Donaldsonville, but the loss of the Sunshine Bridge has "changed the ballgame" for the regional ambulance service.
Louisiana recall: 15 tons of packaged restaurant fare
They include jambalaya, gumbo and red beans with sausage, all sent frozen in 12-pound packages.
Morgan City orrections officer charged with malfeasance
Ronald Richards II, 30, of Aucoin Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 6 p.m. Monday on a charge of malfeasance in office.
Houma man arrested in sexual assault of minor
HOUMA, LA (WVUE) - The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office says an 18-year-old was arrested for the sexual assault of a minor Thursday night.Sheriff Jerry Larpenter says they were called by the mother of a 13-year-old boy who learned that her son was sexually assaulted by a family friend.According to
2nd suspect pleads guilty, sentenced to 40 years in deadly Raising Cane's robbery
Mark Crocklen pleaded guilty to manslaughter, armed robbery and other charges Tuesday (Oct. 11, 2018) in the dead Kenner Raising Cane's robbery that ended the life of Taylor Friloux. He was sentenced to a total of 40 years in prison. (JPSO)
Charges upgraded in Metairie drag-racing fatality after positive drug test: State Police
Jourdan Marchese, 18, of New Orleans, is now booked with vehicular homicide and first-degree vehicular negligent injuring in the Sept. 11 death of 70-year-old Rafael Canessa Sr.
The New Orleans woman who fought for those too small to fight for themselves
The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing300 for 300project, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people who have made New Orleans New Orleans, featuring original artwork commissioned by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune withWhere Y'Art gallery. Today: children
Bridge hit by barge-mounted crane, is indefinitely closed
DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) — A barge-mounted crane has slammed into a Louisiana bridge, indefinitely shuttering a travel artery.
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
Morgan City man accused of making bomb threat in Bayou L'Ourse
Alan P. Sylvester, 33, of Robin Street in Morgan City, was arrested Monday on charges of terrorizing and communication of false information of a planned arson-bomb threat.