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      • Sulphur man arrested for violating charter boat regulations

        Sulphur man arrested for violating charter boat regulations

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:28 AM EDT2017-10-18 14:28:20 GMT
        (Source: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries)(Source: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries)

        A Sulphur man was arrested by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and fisheries for charter fishing guide violations.  Devon K. Fontenot, 22, was arrested last week for 87 counts of failing to comply with charter boat regulations in Cameron Parish.  Agents had previously cited Fontenot twice for his failure to comply by operating a charter fishing guide service without the proper licensing. Fontenot's employer cooperated with the LDWF investigation and provided agents wi...

        A Sulphur man was arrested by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and fisheries for charter fishing guide violations.  Devon K. Fontenot, 22, was arrested last week for 87 counts of failing to comply with charter boat regulations in Cameron Parish.  Agents had previously cited Fontenot twice for his failure to comply by operating a charter fishing guide service without the proper licensing. Fontenot's employer cooperated with the LDWF investigation and provided agents wi...

      • Russell Gage Jr. making big plays for LSU in different ways

        Russell Gage Jr. making big plays for LSU in different ways

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:24 AM EDT2017-10-18 14:24:02 GMT
        Russell Gage Jr. catches 14-yard touchdown pass against Auburn on Oct. 14, 2017 (Source: WAFB)Russell Gage Jr. catches 14-yard touchdown pass against Auburn on Oct. 14, 2017 (Source: WAFB)

        Former Redemptorist High star Russell Gage Jr. started as a defensive back at LSU, but finally, towards of his junior year began to make an impact as a wide receiver.

        Former Redemptorist High star Russell Gage Jr. started as a defensive back at LSU, but finally, towards of his junior year began to make an impact as a wide receiver.

      • Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend, reportedly over finding picture on his phone of him and another woman

        Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend, reportedly over finding picture on his phone of him and another woman

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:05 AM EDT2017-10-18 14:05:45 GMT

        A woman is accused of stabbing her live-in boyfriend with a kitchen knife after reportedly finding a picture on his phone of him and another woman, according to police.

        A woman is accused of stabbing her live-in boyfriend with a kitchen knife after reportedly finding a picture on his phone of him and another woman, according to police.

      • Registration for 'Toys for Tots' begins Oct. 30

        Registration for 'Toys for Tots' begins Oct. 30

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:49 AM EDT2017-10-18 13:49:31 GMT
        (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)

        The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Human Services Department, the Calcasieu Medical Reserve Corps and the Al Worley Marine Corps League #1157 will begin accepting applications for the 'Toy for Tots' program on Oct. 30. 

        The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Human Services Department, the Calcasieu Medical Reserve Corps and the Al Worley Marine Corps League #1157 will begin accepting applications for the 'Toy for Tots' program on Oct. 30. 

      • Clerk of Courts Office employee accused of using property to bond people out of jail

        Clerk of Courts Office employee accused of using property to bond people out of jail

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:42 AM EDT2017-10-18 13:42:51 GMT

        A worker with the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Courts Office is facing malfeasance charges. According to the arrest warrant, Mallory Williams, 51, of Baton Rouge, used property on three separate occasions to bond people out of jail.

        A worker with the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Courts Office is facing malfeasance charges. According to the arrest warrant, Mallory Williams, 51, of Baton Rouge, used property on three separate occasions to bond people out of jail.

      • Crash on I-12 in Denham Springs leaves 2 dead, investigation ongoing

        Crash on I-12 in Denham Springs leaves 2 dead, investigation ongoing

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:14 AM EDT2017-10-18 13:14:45 GMT
        Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

        Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left two people dead Wednesday morning. The Denham Springs Police Department reported it happened on I-12 West just before Juban Road around 7 a.m.

        Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left two people dead Wednesday morning. The Denham Springs Police Department reported it happened on I-12 West just before Juban Road around 7 a.m.

      • Woman shot in the leg

        Woman shot in the leg

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 8:26 AM EDT2017-10-18 12:26:28 GMT
        (Source: Cody Jennings/ KSLA News 12)(Source: Cody Jennings/ KSLA News 12)

        Shreveport police are investigating after a woman was shot in the leg Wednesday morning.

        Shreveport police are investigating after a woman was shot in the leg Wednesday morning.

      • Police: Ex-boyfriend stabbed by woman's new boyfriend

        Police: Ex-boyfriend stabbed by woman's new boyfriend

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 8:22 AM EDT2017-10-18 12:22:45 GMT
        (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)

        Shreveport police are investigating after a man was stabbed late Tuesday night.

        Shreveport police are investigating after a man was stabbed late Tuesday night.

      • Sources: Suspect in rural shootings called investigators and identified himself as killer

        Sources: Suspect in rural shootings called investigators and identified himself as killer

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:25 AM EDT2017-10-18 11:25:20 GMT
        Ryan Sharpe (Source: WAFB)Ryan Sharpe (Source: WAFB)

        Sources said the man arrested in connection with three murders and another shooting that left a man injured actually called and turned himself in to authorities and prosecutors explained that a fairly new provision in Louisiana's law books could be used on the accused serial killer.

        Sources said the man arrested in connection with three murders and another shooting that left a man injured actually called and turned himself in to authorities and prosecutors explained that a fairly new provision in Louisiana's law books could be used on the accused serial killer.

      • Trial selection begins for accused killer of NOPD officer

        Trial selection begins for accused killer of NOPD officer

        Travis BoysTrial is set to begin Monday. (Source: Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office)Travis BoysTrial is set to begin Monday. (Source: Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office)

        It has been two years since New Orleans police officer Darryl Holloway was killed in the line of duty. 

        It has been two years since New Orleans police officer Darryl Holloway was killed in the line of duty. 

      • Shelby: No development in the tropics

        Shelby: No development in the tropics

        (FOX 8)(FOX 8)

        The Fall feel continues today with lots of sunshine and low humidity. Highs will reach the upper 70s. Overnight, lows will fall into the mid-50s north of the Lake and mid-60s south.

        The Fall feel continues today with lots of sunshine and low humidity. Highs will reach the upper 70s. Overnight, lows will fall into the mid-50s north of the Lake and mid-60s south.

      • Bossier City Fire wants $375,000 armored ambulance

        Bossier City Fire wants $375,000 armored ambulance

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 6:39 AM EDT2017-10-18 10:39:10 GMT
        The Lenco Bearkat Medevac would be used to rescue vicitms during an active shooter situation (Source: KSLA)The Lenco Bearkat Medevac would be used to rescue vicitms during an active shooter situation (Source: KSLA)

        Bossier City Fire is asking City Council to approve an ordinance that would allow them to purchase a $375,000 dollar bullet-proof emergency vehicle. Fire Chief Brad Zagone went before council members yesterday to introduce the plan.

        Bossier City Fire is asking City Council to approve an ordinance that would allow them to purchase a $375,000 dollar bullet-proof emergency vehicle. Fire Chief Brad Zagone went before council members yesterday to introduce the plan.

      • Fire guts inside of school bus parked in front of high school

        Fire guts inside of school bus parked in front of high school

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 5:51 AM EDT2017-10-18 09:51:36 GMT

        The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating how a bus caught fire late Tuesday night. It happened at Friendship Capitol High on North 23rd Street in Baton Rouge.

        The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating how a bus caught fire late Tuesday night. It happened at Friendship Capitol High on North 23rd Street in Baton Rouge.

      • Sulphur's annual Cal-Cam Fair is back

        Sulphur's annual Cal-Cam Fair is back

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 5:14 AM EDT2017-10-18 09:14:11 GMT
        (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
        It's a fall tradition for many Southwest Louisiana residents and especially for those living in Sulphur.  The Cal-Cam Fair dates back to more than 90 years and this year the fun will be taking place Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 18-22, at the West Cal Arena & Events Center located at 401 Arena Rd. in Sulphur. On average more than 15,000 visitors attend each year, with everything from carnival rides to a livestock show. Judges also award top prizes in several food, baked go...
        It's a fall tradition for many Southwest Louisiana residents and especially for those living in Sulphur.  The Cal-Cam Fair dates back to more than 90 years and this year the fun will be taking place Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 18-22, at the West Cal Arena & Events Center located at 401 Arena Rd. in Sulphur. On average more than 15,000 visitors attend each year, with everything from carnival rides to a livestock show. Judges also award top prizes in several food, baked go...
      • Ascension Parish president set to appear in court for another hearing in bribery case

        Ascension Parish president set to appear in court for another hearing in bribery case

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 5:08 AM EDT2017-10-18 09:08:28 GMT
        Kenny Matassa (Source: WAFB)Kenny Matassa (Source: WAFB)

        The next legal step for Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa, who is accused of bribery. There will be a hearing Wednesday morning at 9:30. A judge could decide when and if the case goes to trial.

        The next legal step for Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa, who is accused of bribery. There will be a hearing Wednesday morning at 9:30. A judge could decide when and if the case goes to trial.

      • LWC hosting job fairs statewide for job seekers with disabilities

        LWC hosting job fairs statewide for job seekers with disabilities

        Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

        The Louisiana Workforce Commission is hosting several events statewide throughout October to promote the hiring of workers with disabilities in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

        The Louisiana Workforce Commission is hosting several events statewide throughout October to promote the hiring of workers with disabilities in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

      • Bossier City's 2018 budget includes pay raise for workers

        Bossier City's 2018 budget includes pay raise for workers

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 12:34 AM EDT2017-10-18 04:34:39 GMT
        Bossier City Council members met Tuesday to unanimously approve their 2018 city annual budget. (Source: Nick Lawton, KSLA)Bossier City Council members met Tuesday to unanimously approve their 2018 city annual budget. (Source: Nick Lawton, KSLA)

        For the first time in years, Bossier City employees will be receiving a raise in 2018.

        For the first time in years, Bossier City employees will be receiving a raise in 2018.

      • Shooting of security guard is first of 3 on Night Out Against Crime

        Shooting of security guard is first of 3 on Night Out Against Crime

        New Orleans police are on the scene of a shooting in the Bywater. The shooting was dispatched at about 7:30 in the 900 block of Alvar Street near the library. Witnesses said they heard three gunshots and then saw an ambulance taking an older man away from the scene. Fox8live.com will update this story as information becomes available. Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

        New Orleans police are on the scene of a shooting in the Bywater. The shooting was dispatched at about 7:30 in the 900 block of Alvar Street near the library. Witnesses said they heard three gunshots and then saw an ambulance taking an older man away from the scene. Fox8live.com will update this story as information becomes available. Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

      • Iberville Parish Council unanimously votes to outlaw desecration of flags despite roadblocks

        Iberville Parish Council unanimously votes to outlaw desecration of flags despite roadblocks

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 10:55 PM EDT2017-10-18 02:55:34 GMT
        (Source: WAFB/S. HUNTER)(Source: WAFB/S. HUNTER)

        The Iberville Parish Council voted unanimously Tuesday night, approving an ordinance to outlaw the desecration of any official flags in the parish.

        The Iberville Parish Council voted unanimously Tuesday night, approving an ordinance to outlaw the desecration of any official flags in the parish.

      • Bywater father accused of killing daughter ordered held without bail

        Bywater father accused of killing daughter ordered held without bail

        The father who police say confessed to killing his 18-month-old daughter was in court Tuesday night. Mark Hambrick faces charges of second-degree murder and cruelty to a juvenile. A judge ordered Hambrick held without bail saying he's a flight risk and could be a threat to the community. Hambrick showed no emotion as he faced the charges against him. New Orleans police say Hambrick called 911 from his Bywater home in the 3100 block of North Rampart Tuesday morning and confessed to k...

        The father who police say confessed to killing his 18-month-old daughter was in court Tuesday night. Mark Hambrick faces charges of second-degree murder and cruelty to a juvenile. A judge ordered Hambrick held without bail saying he's a flight risk and could be a threat to the community. Hambrick showed no emotion as he faced the charges against him. New Orleans police say Hambrick called 911 from his Bywater home in the 3100 block of North Rampart Tuesday morning and confessed to k...

      • Truck slams parked car into MetroPCS on Highland Road

        Truck slams parked car into MetroPCS on Highland Road

        Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

        A car was slammed into the wall of a MetroPCS store on Highland Road by a pickup truck Tuesday night.

        A car was slammed into the wall of a MetroPCS store on Highland Road by a pickup truck Tuesday night.

      • Tiger Truck Stop holds vigil for tiger that passed away Monday

        Tiger Truck Stop holds vigil for tiger that passed away Monday

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 8:46 PM EDT2017-10-18 00:46:33 GMT

        Tiger Truck Stop officials have confirmed its mascot of 17 years, Tony, died Monday.

        Tiger Truck Stop officials have confirmed its mascot of 17 years, Tony, died Monday.

      • Second teen arrested in case of weapons, including gun, brought to school campus

        Second teen arrested in case of weapons, including gun, brought to school campus

        Source: RaycomSource: Raycom

        A second teenage student has been arrested in connection with deadly weapons being brought to an Assumption Parish school.

        A second teenage student has been arrested in connection with deadly weapons being brought to an Assumption Parish school.

      • Historic Shreveport Waddell A-Truss Bridge could be restored

        Historic Shreveport Waddell A-Truss Bridge could be restored

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-10-17 23:26:03 GMT
        (Source: James Parish/ KSLA News 12)(Source: James Parish/ KSLA News 12)

        A crew will be making measurements on a historic Shreveport bridge in preparation for design and rehab work.

        A crew will be making measurements on a historic Shreveport bridge in preparation for design and rehab work.

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        Suspect in killing of 10-year-old also suspect in New Orleans armed robbery

        Suspect in killing of 10-year-old also suspect in New Orleans armed robbery

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-10-17 23:24:36 GMT
        Felton Thompson (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Felton Thompson (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

        A man in custody in Lake Charles has been identified as a suspect in an armed robbery in New Orleans. Felton Thompson, 50, who was arrested in September for the death of a 10-year-old boy, reportedly approached a victim in his driveway and then forced him inside of his residence at gunpoint, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Thompson took the victim's wallet and keys, then fled in the victim's vehicle where he was later involved in an accident. Thompson has an ext...

        A man in custody in Lake Charles has been identified as a suspect in an armed robbery in New Orleans. Felton Thompson, 50, who was arrested in September for the death of a 10-year-old boy, reportedly approached a victim in his driveway and then forced him inside of his residence at gunpoint, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Thompson took the victim's wallet and keys, then fled in the victim's vehicle where he was later involved in an accident. Thompson has an ext...

      • 34 law enforcement students graduate from CARTA

        34 law enforcement students graduate from CARTA

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 7:21 PM EDT2017-10-17 23:21:30 GMT

        Officials reported 34 students from 17 different agencies were recognized for their completion of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office's Capitol Area Regional Training Academy (CARTA). 

        Officials reported 34 students from 17 different agencies were recognized for their completion of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office's Capitol Area Regional Training Academy (CARTA). 

      • Family donates organs of baby who died in I-12 crash, announces funeral arrangements

        Family donates organs of baby who died in I-12 crash, announces funeral arrangements

        The mother of a 5-month-old baby who died in car crash in Denham Springs last week tells WAFB she has donated the baby’s organs to LOPA.  Reese Graham died on October 13 from complications suffered in a crash on the evening of October 11 on I-12 in Denham Springs. Police say Jessica Cowart of Denham Springs caused the crash when she rear-ended a 2006 Hyundai Tuscan driven by Gabby Madere, Reese’s mom, which caused her to then rear-end a 2005 Saturn Ion. The cause of ...

        The mother of a 5-month-old baby who died in car crash in Denham Springs last week tells WAFB she has donated the baby’s organs to LOPA.  Reese Graham died on October 13 from complications suffered in a crash on the evening of October 11 on I-12 in Denham Springs. Police say Jessica Cowart of Denham Springs caused the crash when she rear-ended a 2006 Hyundai Tuscan driven by Gabby Madere, Reese’s mom, which caused her to then rear-end a 2005 Saturn Ion. The cause of ...

      • Controlled burn is reason for smoke in Bossier-Caddo area

        Controlled burn is reason for smoke in Bossier-Caddo area

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-10-17 22:30:45 GMT
        A plume of smoke from a controlled burn Oct. 17 near Princeton could be seen from Interstate 20 and throughout the Shreveport-Bossier City. (Source: Semmie Buffin/KSLA News 12)A plume of smoke from a controlled burn Oct. 17 near Princeton could be seen from Interstate 20 and throughout the Shreveport-Bossier City. (Source: Semmie Buffin/KSLA News 12)

        People throughout parts of Bossier and Caddo parishes reported seeing smoke. Here's why.

        People throughout parts of Bossier and Caddo parishes reported seeing smoke. Here's why.

      • 1 patient improves, 1 remains critical at BRG Burn Center after platform explosion

        1 patient improves, 1 remains critical at BRG Burn Center after platform explosion

        Baton Rouge General (Source: WAFB)Baton Rouge General (Source: WAFB)

        As an oil platform on Lake Ponchartrain was engulfed in flames during the late hours of Sunday night, an alert went out to the Baton Rouge General Burn Center. As the region's only certified burn center, it was likely their skills would be needed. By Monday morning, two of the seven victims of the explosion were in their care.

        As an oil platform on Lake Ponchartrain was engulfed in flames during the late hours of Sunday night, an alert went out to the Baton Rouge General Burn Center. As the region's only certified burn center, it was likely their skills would be needed. By Monday morning, two of the seven victims of the explosion were in their care.

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