Six people injured in shooting at 12-year-old’s birthday party

LAPLACE – Multiple people were shot at a child’s birthday party on Saturday. The incident happened on Golfview Drive around 8:30 p.m. Officials say six people were injured at the 12-year-old’s birthday celebration after tensions ran high and partygoers had “verbal confrontations.” According to officials, no fatalities were reported and no one has been arrested…

Suspect apprehended in fatal shooting at Wisconsin tavern

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say they have apprehended a person in connection with a shooting at a busy tavern in southeastern Wisconsin early Sunday that left three men dead and three men injured. Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. David Wright said the suspect is facing a charge of first-degree intentional homicide, with additional…

Police: Car crash that killed three was caused by road rage

AVONDALE – Police believe a Saturday car crash in Jefferson Parish that killed three and left one in critical condition was caused by road rage. The multi-car accident happened just before 6 p.m. on LA 18 near LA 541. Officials say Paul Ferrara, 49, was closely following a pickup truck. Ferrara moved into the lane…

Australia-New Zealand travel bubble brings relief, elation

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Elation marked the opening Monday of a long-anticipated travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand. The start of quarantine-free travel was a relief for families who have been separated by the coronavirus pandemic as well as to struggling tourist operators. It marked the first, tentative steps toward what both countries…

As Livingston Parish deals with floods, new drainage ideas are floated

LIVINGSTON PARISH – Roads and yards are still covered in water on Sunday following heavy rain in the capital area. Resident Linda Spinks’ yard is still soaked, ruining her vegetable garden. “I kept thinking, well there goes all that hard work and money,” Spinks said. Spinks blamed the flooding on the debris-clogged parish drainage canal.…

Police investigating fatal Wooddale Boulevard shooting

BATON ROUGE – Authorities are responding to a fatal shooting. The incident occurred around 7 p.m. on Sunday in the 600 block of Wooddale Boulevard. One man was killed in the shooting. The investigation is ongoing. Permalink| Comments Top Featured Tags: – Louisiana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shooting

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis legally purchased the two assault rifles used in the attack despite red flag laws designed to prevent that, police said. A trace of the two guns found by investigators at the scene revealed that suspect Brandon Scott Hole, 19,…

Beloved local football coach Kenny Guillot passed away Sunday morning

BATON ROUGE – Beloved local football coach Kenny Guillot died Sunday morning at the age of 76. Guillot first worked as an assistant coach at Tara High in 1974, helping them win a Class 4A title that year. He also was a head coach at Woodland and worked as a college assistant coach for both…

Active shooter situation in Texas leaves three dead

AUSTIN, Tx. – Authorities say three people were killed in an active shooting situation Sunday afternoon. The incident happened at Great Hills Trail and Rain Creek Parkway. Austin police are warning residents to shelter in place, as the situation is still ongoing. Police say the shooting was most likely a domestic crime.  The suspect is…

Hester Ford, oldest living American, dies at 115 … or 116

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman who grew up picking cotton, got married at 14 and went on to become the oldest living American with more than 120 great-great-grandchildren has died peacefully in her home, according to her family. Hester Ford was either 115 or 116 years old depending on which census report…

Man rescued from apartment fire on Jasper Avenue

ST. GEORGE – St. George firefighters were called to a reported apartment fire on the 1300 block of Jasper Ave.  Crews arrived on scene around 8:00 Sunday Morning to find a man still inside the smoked filled apartment. The resident had fallen asleep while smoking. He suffered minor smoke inhalation and was treated on scene…

California woman says she drowned children to protect them

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A California woman admitted to drowning her three young children because, she said in a jailhouse television interview, it would keep them away from their father amid a bitter custody battle. Liliana Carrillo told KGET-TV that she wanted to “protect” her kids — 3-year-old Joanna Denton Carrillo, her 2-year-old brother, Terry, and…

LSU Baseball Update: Game 2 postponed. Double header scheduled for Saturday

BATON ROUGE- Game 2 of LSU baseball’s series has been postponed because of inclement weather. LSU and South Carolina will play two 7 inning games starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Fans will need a Friday ticket to get into Saturday’s first game. A Saturday game ticket will be required for the second half of…

Woman’s body found in Intracoastal Waterway; no foul play suspected

PORT ALLEN – Officials said a woman’s body was found in a West Baton Rouge waterway Friday, though they don’t believe any crime took place.  The West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office confirmed the body was found Friday afternoon in the Intracoastal Waterway.  The sheriff’s office said witnesses reported seeing the woman walking along a train…

Woman’s missing unemployment benefits may have gone to wrong bank account

BATON ROUGE – There’s a money mystery after a woman’s unemployment benefits were deposited in the wrong bank account. And following the money trail is turning out to be a big problem for the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Kennedy Browder has had a tough time reaching out to the unemployment office, and now— when she needs…

LSU starting to distribute more than $9.4 million in COVID-19 relief funding to students

BATON ROUGE – LSU is starting the process of distributing federal COVID-19 relief funds to thousands of students affected by the pandemic. The university is using more than $9.4 million it received through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II for this distribution. Around 3,766 students who applied for COVID-19 relief and are enrolled for…

With roads still flooded in Ascension Parish, residents find different ways of getting around

ASCENSION PARISH – Homeowners who live along the Amite River have been dealing with flooding since Thursday. With roads expected to be unusable for the next couple of days, some residents have come up with creative solutions to get around. Bo Mathern owns a house on Airport Drive. Because of the high water, he and…

Couple charged for allegedly stealing thousands from an elderly relative under their care

OPELOUSAS – A couple has been charged for exploiting their elderly family member, allegedly stealing thousands from her over five months. Crystal Andrus, 40, and Allen Andrus, 32, used their 62-year-old relative’s debit card without permission while she was living under their care, officials say. When St. Landry Parish deputies investigated on March 22, following…

Riot declared in Portland protests after police kill man

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, said Saturday they arrested four people after declaring a riot Friday night when protesters smashed windows, burglarized businesses and set multiple fires during demonstrations that started after police fatally shot a man while responding to reports of a person with a gun. Police said they dispersed the…

Woman charged for allegedly threatening to shoot Vice President Kamala Harris

A Miami woman has been charged for allegedly threatening to hurt Vice President Kamala Harris. Niviane Petit Phelps made threats to kill and inflict bodily harm upon the Vice President from Feb. 13 through Feb. 18, according to a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. A…

Man charged with two felonies after shooting gun in front of a Port Allen casino

PORT ALLEN – Police have arrested a man for an alleged shooting attempt at a casino. Kewondrick Hays, 22, was charged on Saturday with two felonies for the incident at Wild Fire Casino. The original report released by the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office suggested Hayes opened fire from a vehicle outside of the casino…

LSU gymnastics falls apart in final rotation of NCAA Semi-finals

The LSU gymnastics team had the a spot in the national finals in sight until things unraveled in their final rotation of the NCAA Semi-finals in Ft. Worth, Texas on Friday night. LSU led the four team meet after the first two rotations and were right in the hunt for one of the two spots…

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