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Fried Chicken Oil Theft
12:17 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Man arrested in theft of used cooking oil

A 51-year-old man has been was arrested in the theft of used cooking oil from a fried chicken restaurant in Farmerville, La.

Sheriff Bob Buckley told The News-Star Michael Sanderson, of Monroe, was booked Monday into the Union Parish Detention Center for felony theft of more than $1,500. He posted a $3,500 bond and was released.

Buckley says Crime Stoppers of Union Parish received an immediate response when a photograph of the truck used in the thefts was released.

Airport Security
12:28 pm
Sat September 29, 2012

Hornets VP Detained At Airport With Loaded Gun

A New Orleans Hornets executive was detained by police at Newark Airport after Transportation Security Administration agents discovered a loaded handgun in his luggage, the New York Post is reporting.

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Extortion
4:15 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

FBI investigates 2 St. Landry school board members

The FBI says it is investigating two St. Landry Parish School Board members.

While FBI spokesman Kyle Hanrahan wouldn't provide details of the investigation, The Advocate reports the sheriff's office released a report Tuesday about an FBI agent looking into allegations that John Miller and Quincy Richard were allegedly trying to extort money in exchange for their votes for a new school superintendent.

The report was apparently written to officially detail why FBI agent Jeff Goins visited the parish.

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Latest News
12:50 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Auburn's alleged tree poisoner arrested in Hammond

An Alabama football fan awaiting trial for his alleged involvement in the poisoning of Auburn's beloved trees at Toomer's Corner has been arrested in Louisiana following a dispute over refund for a lawnmower.

The Hammond Daily Star reports 63-year-old Harvey Updyke Jr. wanted $150 for returning a lawnmower to Lowe's but the store manager told him he was due $110. The situation escalated Sept. 18 and police were called.

Covington Murder
11:42 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Wife and husband killed in apparent Covington murder-suicide

A woman and her husband are dead following an apparent murder-suicide at their home near Covington late Friday, according to authorities.

The Times-Picayune reports that he bodies of Caroline Crockett Darby, 42, and Adrian Darby, 46, were discovered in their home, said Melanie Comeaux, executive director of St. Tammany Parish coroner's office.

Caroline Darby was an administrative employee for the Covington Police Department. Adrian Darby worked offshore and he had been married to his wife since April 2, 1997, court records indicate.

Crime
9:27 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Baton Rouge Police: Grandmother attacked by grandson

Baton Rouge Police say a man accused of beating his grandmother and pouring hot water on the 87-year-old woman has been booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Cpl. L'Jean McKneely tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/Og2RlS ) 35-year-old Ernest Girtley allegedly attacked his grandmother just before 10 p.m. Tuesday at her home.

McKneely says Girtley allegedly pulled the woman from her bed, dragged her through the house and punched her in the face while telling her he was going to kill her.

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DWI Checkpoint
7:15 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Orleans DWI Checkpoint on Friday

The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday, September 21, the department said in a press release.

The checkpoint, manned by the NOPD's Traffic Division, will take place in an undisclosed area somewhere in Orleans Parish beginning at approximately 9 p.m., and will last until about 5 a.m. Saturday morning, the department said.

Motorists should experience minimal delays, according to NOPD, and should have proper documentation if requested, including proof of insurance and a driver's license.

LSU Bomb Threat
5:09 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

LSU bomb threat suspect indicted by grand jury

Officials say the suspect believed to be behind the bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the LSU campus earlier this week has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

U.S. Attorney Don Cazayoux said Thursday William Bouvay, 42, is charged with one count of willfully conveying false information concerning the attempt to destroy property by means of explosives.

If convicted, the Baton Rouge resident faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Central City Shooting
3:55 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Central City shooting leaves one dead, two wounded

A triple shooting in the Central City neighborhood Wednesday night left a 25-year-old man dead and two male teenagers wounded, police say.

The Times-Picayune reports the shootings happened about 8 p.m. near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Magnolia Street.

Police say an unidentified suspect in a black vehicle opened fire on the three as they stood near the entrance to a grocery store. All were shot multiple times and were taken to a local hospital, where one later died.

Hit & Run
3:51 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Toddler injured in Metairie hit-and-run

A 32-year-old was arrested Wednesday night after a 2-year-year-old girl was injured in a hit-and-run accident, Jefferson Parish authorities say.

The Times-Picayune reports sheriff's deputies booked Jesus Isaac Lopez with felony hit-and-run, vehicular negligent injuring and operating a vehicle without lawful presence in the United States.

Deputies said the incident happened about 6:15 p.m. in a parking lot on Hessmer Avenue in Metairie. The injured girl was taken to nearby East Jefferson General Hospital.

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