• Texas deputy arrested on allegation of child sexual assault

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A deputy sheriff in Texas is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl and threatening the child's mother with deportation if she reported him.Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar says 47-year-old Jose Nunez was arrested Sunday on a warrant for super aggravated sexual assault, pending formal charges. County jail and court records show Nunez is being held without bail and don't list an attorney who can speak on his behalf.He is due in court Monday afternoon.Salazar said
  • Kentucky man charged with killing son on Father's Day

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky man is charged with fatally shooting his adult son on Father's Day.Lexington news outlets report that an arrest citation says 45-year-old James Hendron Jr. was charged with murder-domestic violence Sunday in the death of 23-year-old Austin Hendron.Lexington police Lt. Nathaniel Muller says officers were called Sunday evening to an argument in a driveway involving a weapon. They arrived to find the younger man, who was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler
  • Supreme Court to take up iPhone app lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone apps can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of the apps.The court said Monday that it will take a case from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which ruled in January that the purchasers of iPhone apps could sue Apple. Their lawsuit says that when a customer buys an app the price includes a 30 percent markup that goes to Apple.Apple had argued that it did not sell
  • Police: Woman hid boyfriend's body in motel for 4 days

    SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Police have arrested an Ohio woman who they say kept the body of her boyfriend inside their shared motel room for four days after he died of a suspected drug overdose.Authorities say a worker discovered the body at the Crosslands Motel in the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville on June 14. Court documents identify the body as Jacob Tackett.Police say 34-year-old Kathryn Carmen, or Akron, told officers he stopped breathing after they used heroin together June 10. Police say
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  • Ex-Trump adviser questions border talking points

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci says it "doesn't feel right" for the Trump administration to blame Democrats for separating parents and children at the southern border as a way of pressuring Democrats into negotiating on a Republican immigration bill.President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday, "The Democrats should get together with their Republican counterparts and work something out on Border Security & Safety. Don't wait until after the election because you are going
  • Budget cuts days away, Louisiana lawmakers return to session

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Time is running out before hundreds of millions in cuts take hold across Louisiana's budget.Lawmakers are taking one more stab at raising money to avoid them, returning for their fourth legislative session this year. The House and Senate convene Monday afternoon, called back by Gov. John Bel Edwards.The cuts hit in two weeks, and attempts to reach a deal have repeatedly cratered. The Democratic governor is asking lawmakers to renew part of a temporary 1 percent state sal
  • Person injured in Scenic Highway stabbing

    BATON ROUGE - One person was injured after a stabbing on Scenic Highway.The incident was reported in the 8500 block just before 12:30 a.m. Sources say one person was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.Details are limited at this time. Check back for updates.Permalink| Comments
  • Man robbed, stabbed on Scotland Ave.

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man was robbed and stabbed early Monday morning.The incident was reported in the 8500 block of Scotland Ave. just before 12:30 a.m. Authorities say the man was transported to an area hospital with injuries that are not considered to be life threatening. Details are limited at this time. Check back for updates.Permalink| Comments
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  • One critical after stabbing on Adams Ave.

    BATON ROUGE - A man was transported to the hospital in critical condition after an early morning stabbing.The incident was reported in the 3500 block of Adams Avenue before 3 a.m. Sources say the incident was a domestic issue. No word if any arrests have been made.Details surrounding the incident are limited. This is a developing story.Permalink| Comments
  • Michael Jackson's elephant escapes enclosure at Florida zoo

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - An elephant that once lived at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch briefly escaped its enclosure at a Florida zoo.The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens posted on Facebook that Ali the bull elephant wandered through a gate that was accidentally left open and wound up in a courtyard. The zoo said guests weren't endangered and safety protocols were quickly put into place.Zoo staff used food to entice the elephant back into the enclosure. Ali was loose for about 20 minutes.Permal
  • Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem

    GENEVA (AP) - The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying "Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will "serve a public health purpose for countries to be better prepared to identify this issue."Dr. Shekhar Saxena, directo
  • Ordinance could allow tow companies to take junk cars off private property

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - The Livingston Parish Council has taken the first steps toward a new, tougher ordinance regarding abandoned vehicles.The new ordinance, if approved, will allow companies to tow and impound old cars and trucks that don't run and are kept on parish streets and not inside a garage. They would be able to do this without giving the owner notice.Some residents said they would approve of the ordinance, because the junk vehicles are an eyesore."Up and down the roads, in people's dri
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  • Lawmakers prepare for third special session this year

    BATON ROUGE - It's been a long legislative session. Lawmakers have been at the capitol for nearly 50 days, and on Monday, they'll be back for more.The special session, that is expected to cost $60,000 per day will be focused on one thing -- the state's budget. A one cent sales tax that generates just over a billion dollars, is expiring. The Governor wants to replace $648,000 dollars of that. The problem is lawmakers aren't agreeing on how that will be done.“There's obviously two warri
  • Crews respond to reported stabbing at auto parts store

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said they responded to a stabbing at an O'Reilly Auto Parts on Greenwell Springs Road.Sources told News 2 one person was transported from the scene.The extent of the victim's injuries were unclear, as were details surrounding what happened.This is a developing story. Check back for updates.Permalink| Comments
  • Crews battle house fire on Monroe Avenue

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to a house fire on Monroe Avenue Sunday afternoon.The fire was first reported around 4:30 p.m. in the 3700 block of Monroe Avenue.An official with the Baton Rouge Fire Department confirmed they were on scene but did not provide News 2 with any additional details.Sources said no injuries were reported.This is a developing story. Check back for updates.Permalink| Comments
  • Woman strangles bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia

    HARTWELL, Ga. (AP) - A 46-year-old woman strangled a rabid bobcat after the animal attacked her in her front yard in northeast Georgia.  The Athens-Banner Herald reports DeDe Phillips of Hart County went outside on June 7 to take a picture when the bobcat lunged at her.  She then grabbed the cat by its throat and didn't let go.  Phillips says she grew up in the country, where her father-in-law was once a trapper of bobcats. As a result, she knew some
  • Walker woman killed in two-vehicle crash in Livingston Parish

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A 27-year-old Walker woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Livingston Parish Sunday morning.According to Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred around 9:00 a.m. on LA 449 north of LA 63.The crash claimed the life of 27-year-old Hannah C. Watts of Walker, La.Through the initial investigation, State Police determined that the crash occurred as Watts was driving a 2004 Toyota Corolla southbound on LA 449. At the same time, a 71-year-old Walker man was driving a 2017 GM
  • Ex-3 Doors Down bass player arrested, drugs, weapons found

    ST. MARTIN, Miss. (AP) - One of the founding members of the rock band 3 Doors Down is back in jail after guns and drugs were seen in his Mississippi home.  Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell, in a news release, said 46-year-old Todd Harrell, the band's original bass player, was arrested Friday at his St. Martin home. It's unknown if he has an attorney.  Authorities say they were responding to an alarm and when they arrived, Harrell's wife told deputies they ar
  • Baton Rouge man steals, shoots and kills ex-girlfriend's dog

    BATON ROUGE - A 36-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested after he allegedly stole his ex-girlfriend's dog before shooting it to death.According to arrest records, Baton Rouge Police were called to a residence on Friday, June 8. The victim told police that her ex-boyfriend, Patrick Lungley, had stolen her dog and sent her a picture of the dog "having been shot and killed."The victim added that she received numerous calls from Lungley threatening to hurt her if she did not break up with her curre
  • Gonzales woman arrested for attempted kidnapping at Walmart parking lot

    GONZALES - A 58-year-old Gonzales woman suffering from a "mental disorder" was arrested Friday in connection with an attempted kidnapping at a Walmart parking lot.According to the Gonzales Police Department, an area woman suffering from a mental disorder, identified as Luzmaria DeMaher, approached a woman outside the Walmart in Gonzales and "made some very nasty comments about the woman and her ability to parent."During the outburst, DeMaher reportedly tried to unbuck
  • Three injured in crash involving motorhome on LA 16

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash involving a motorhome in Livingston Parish Sunday morning.According to Louisiana State Police, the crash took place on LA 16 near Juban Road sometime after 10:00 a.m.Three people were transported to a local hospital in serious condition as a result of the crash. At least one of those three was transported via AirMed. No further information was available. Check back for updates.Permalink| Comments
  • 'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film. Disney estimates Sunday that the film has earned $180 million in its first weekend in theaters.  The previous animation record-holder was another Pixar sequel, "Finding Dory," which had a $135 million launch in 2016. It was Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" that held the record for a PG debut.  "I
  • Chicago soldier killed in Korea finally being laid to rest

    CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago soldier who died during the Korean War will finally be put to rest back home in the United States.  The family of Army Maj. Stephen Uurtamo will attend a military funeral on Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery.  Uurtamo was captured by the North Koreans in late 1950. He died about a month later while a prisoner of war. He was buried with other soldiers.  For decades, it was unclear where his remains were buried. B
  • 1 dead, 20 injured in shooting at arts festival

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A local prosecutor says that one suspect is dead and 20 other people are injured, including four critically, after a shooting at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey.  Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri told a news conference early Sunday that 16 of the 20 injured were treated for gunshot wounds.  He says that two suspects opened fire during a crowded festival that showcases local art. One of the suspects, a 33-year-old m
  • Parkview Baptist teen preps for national rodeo

    BATON ROUGE - A local teen is making national headlines for a talent not everyone can master.A lot of kids play soccer, some take up dancing, a few even find a passion in cooking. But 14-year-old Wyatt Beck has picked up a pastime that's a little more adventurous."Most of them say, 'Isn't that dangerous?' I just tell 'em I could get hurt walking down the street," Beck told WBRZ. "I do junior bull riding, I do chute dogging, saddle steer riding, and bareback steer riding."The Parkview&a
  • Dangerous hole in Zachary neighborhood posing serious threat, residents concerned

    ZACHARY - A large hole located in a residential neighborhood has many people concerned. Some are even saying it poses a serious danger to children.The hole borders Jessie Johnson's property in the Oaks Reserve Subdivision in Zachary. Three children live next door to him, one child is less than two years old."If nobody is outside and one of those kids slips in the hole, they could suffocate," Johnson told WBRZ. "All they have to do is slip and the next you know, they fell in the hole."J
  • Man injured in shooting on Victoria Drive

    BATON ROUGE - A man was injured in a shooting on Victoria Drive Saturday evening.Police said they were investigating a shooting in the 3500 block of Victoria Drive.Officials said the man was in serious but stable condition when transported from the scene. Police described his injures as non-life threatening.Permalink| Comments
  • Jay-Z, Beyonce release surprise album 'Everything Is Love'

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jay-Z and Beyonce are keeping up a family tradition, dropping a surprise album before anyone knew it was coming.
     The couple released a joint album that touches on the rapper's disgust at this year's Grammy Awards and features a shout out from their daughter Blue Ivy to her siblings.
     The nine-track album "Everything Is Love" dropped Saturday on the Tidal music streaming service that Jay-Z partially owns.
     The album features Beyonce rapping on songs
  • Man charged with illegally trading Louisiana box turtles

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 65-year-old New Jersey man has been charged with violating federal and state law by illegally trading Louisiana box turtles.U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans, in a news release, says Robert Glenn Hennessey, of Bayonne, New Jersey, faces four counts of violating the Lacey Act, which prohibits trading in wildlife that has been illegally captured, possessed, bought or sold.NOLA.com reports Hennessey was charged Friday.Federal court records do not describe how Hennessey allegedly br
  • Drunk man exposes himself at apartment complex pool, gets into brawl with deputy

    BATON ROUGE - A man arrested Friday has been accused of exposing himself to women at a pool, urinating in public, and fighting a sheriff's deputy.The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office responded to a call Friday evening at an apartment complex on Jefferson Highway in reference to a disturbance. Deputies spoke with several victims at the pool, each of whom indicated that Michael Lovelady had been causing a scene.Victims told authorities that Lovelady, a stranger, was drunk when he approa
  • Man arrested for raping 16-year-old girl

    BATON ROUGE - A man arrested Friday has been accused of raping a 16-year-old girl.EBRSO deputies responded to call on Friday at the Goodwood Pediatric Clinic. Deputies began an investigation regarding the molestation of a juvenile. The attending physician told authorities that the 16-year-old girl was pregnant, booking records show.According to the affidavit, the victim told the physician that Gaspar Aleman had been sexually abusing her for years.Gas
  • 'Jeopardy!' winner could get prison for sneaking into emails

    ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) - A seven-time "Jeopardy!" winner who taught history at a small Michigan college faces up to five years in prison for sneaking into the email accounts of other professors, administrators and students.Stephanie Jass, who taught at Adrian College in southern Michigan, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lenawee Circuit Court to a charge of unauthorized computer access. Her sentencing is scheduled for July 20.Authorities say Jass logged into other people's email accounts without permiss
  • Louisiana town's mayor cleared of ethics violations

    WELSH, La. (AP) - A Louisiana town's mayor and her family have been cleared of any wrongdoing after state ethics officials found no violations against them following a yearlong investigation.  The American Press reports the state Ethics Board has cleared Welsh Mayor Carolyn Louviere who was accused of violating state law by receiving free water service from the town. She was also accused of having town workers install power poles and waterlines on her son's property at the tow
  • Try, try again: Louisiana lawmakers enter third tax session

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers have spent an unusual 45 weeks in legislative sessions since their term began in January 2016. Now, they're heading back for more.  Monday's latest gathering is the seventh special session called by Gov. John Bel Edwards since he took office, all to deal with Louisiana's ongoing financial instability.  At issue this time, as it has been for two earlier special sessions this year, is whether lawmakers will replace ex
  • Man in serious condition after near-drowning

    BATON ROUGE - A man is in serious condition after nearly drowning early Saturday afternoon.According to authorities, the incident took place around 12:30 p.m. in the 16000 block of Columns Way off of Antioch Road.The man was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. Authorities say he was awake and responding.No further information was available. Check back for updates.Permalink| Comments
  • Body of Pearl River man recovered after boat sinks

    ST. TAMMANY - A 33-year-old Pearl River man is dead after investigators believe his boat sank in the West Pearl River.According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, enforcement agents, along with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, responded to a single boat incident Friday night.The body of Chad Panks was recovered around 9:00 p.m. by the Sheriff's Office's Marine Division. The body was then turned over to the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office to dete
  • Single-vehicle crash causes damage along Jefferson Hwy.

    BATON ROUGE - A single-vehicle crash caused significant damage to a few businesses along Jefferson Highway Saturday morning.According to authorities, the crash took place around 10:10 a.m. in the 7400 block of Jefferson Hwy.It appears that the vehicle exited the roadway and crashed into at least two business signs. Baton Rouge Police say that along with damage to the businesses, some utility pole damage was also reported in the area.One person sustained minor injuries as a result of the crash a
  • Mississippi flight instructor wins at wounded warrior games

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A military flight instructor in Mississippi who is recovering from a brain tumor has found success at a sports competition.  The Starkville Daily News reports Air Force Capt. Hunter Barnhill competed in early June at the Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy. About 300 wounded or ill military members or veterans participated.  Barnhill won bronze and silver medals for indoor rowing events and another bronze
  • No system-wide fee hikes for Louisiana community colleges

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's community and technical colleges won't increase mandatory fees at its schools next year.  The college system's Board of Supervisors announced that it unanimously agreed not to back system-wide fee hikes for students in the 2018-19 school year, amid worries that could price some students out of school.  Individual, program-specific fees could be raised, however.  Louisiana's public colleges don't currently
  • Last Camp Minden defendant agrees he owes US $149,000

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The last defendant has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and agreed that he owes the federal government $149,000 in a case involving a huge explosion at a Louisiana National Guard-owned site.
     William Terry Wright's plea agreement was described in news release Friday from the U.S. attorney's office in Shreveport. Wright signed the agreement Thursday.
     Wright was vice president of operations at Explo Systems, which had an Army contract to "demilitarize" artill
  • Hotel room sales tax increase proposal to appear on ballot in Gonzales

    GONZALES - A proposal to increase sales taxes on hotel rooms will appear on the December ballot.The proposal would raise sales tax on hotel rooms by 2 percent. If passed, it is expected to generate nearly $500,000 each year. The money would go toward building a 20 square foot event and convention center on Highway 30.The current hotel sales tax is 11.5 percent. If voters passed it, it would be increased to 13.5 percent."Gonzales is located between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, which both have hi
  • Deputies seeking missing Gonzales woman

    GONZALES - Deputies are looking for a Gonzales woman who went missing earlier this week.According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, 39-year-old Julie Moak was last seen by family Wednesday. She was seen driving her silver 2008 Infiniti G35 with the license plate 100 ASU.Anyone with information o Moak's whereabouts is urged to contact the authorities at 225-344-7868.Permalink| Comments
  • Singing pizza guy delivering dinner and a show to EBR residents

    CENTRAL - A pizza delivery guy is capturing the hearts of thousands in the City of Central.Taye Williams delivers pizza throughout the week, but he brings more than just pizzas and your favorite toppings- his delivery comes with a song.Williams favorite music artist is Taylor Swift, and Thursday night during one of his deliveries he sung one of Swift's hits to the Garrison family. They recorded his entire performance on their cell phone and posted it on Facebook."He was singing and dancing and
  • Denham Springs couple caught transporting 25 illegal immigrants on I-10

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A Livingston Parish couple has been arrested in southwest Louisiana after state police allegedly caught them transporting 25 undocumented immigrants.State police pulled over Nicholas and Stephanie Harris on I-10 in Calcasieu Parish Thursday night. Troopers reportedly saw the two, driving separate SUV's, each commit separate traffic violations between Sulfur and Westlake.When police pulled the two over, they found a total of 25 undocumented immigrants inside the vehicles, includ
  • Document: Faulty door lock found in Vegas hotel where 2 died

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Court documents say workers found a broken latch on the door of a Las Vegas Strip hotel room where two Vietnamese tourists were found dead two weeks ago.  A filing in the arrest of 31-year-old Julius Trotter describes a method in which would-be thieves walk hotel hallways checking room doors to see if they'll push open.  The document says that the day after Sang Boi Nghia and Khuong Le Ba Nguyen were found stabbed to death June 1, Circus Circ
  • Utility cable stretching over street removed following call to 2OYS

    BATON ROUGE - Fast action for 2 On Your Side Friday. A mess left behind by a fallen tree limb has been cleaned up after Arthur Scott said he was having trouble getting any response. A cable that's been sitting in the road for nearly two weeks has been removed from the roadway.When Scott contacted WBRZ Friday morning, he said he wasn't getting any answers."I've called AT&T several times and they haven't given me any response," he said.Early last week, Scott says a storm rolled through Gore R

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