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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 22:22
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A quiet evening recently turned horrifying for one local mother after she realized her 16 year old girl was gone. “It took the most grueling 12 hours of my life for them to find her,” said the woman who asked to remain unidentified. The mother says she still remembers the details like it was yesterday. She adds she called her daughter's phone non-stop getting only voicemail and then used her…
Man wanted for armed robbery of Walker fast food restaurant
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 22:22
WALKER, LA (WAFB) - A man is wanted by Walker Police for robbing a fast food restaurant using the drive thru. It happened Wednesday night at the Jack-in-the-Box Restaurant. Investigators say a man pulled up to the cashier at the window in a minivan, pointed a gun, and demanded cash. The employee handed over the money and the suspect sped off. The suspect raised the rear door of the vehicle to avoid the license plate…
Hearing delayed on dispute between Jefferson School Board members
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 22:17
Three Jefferson Parish judges have recused themselves from a case involving a School Board member who is seeking a restraining order against one of his colleagues, citing conflicts of interest. School Board member Michael Delesdernier was scheduled to have a hearing Wednesday on his request for a restraining order against Cedric Floyd. Delesdernier, a lawyer, accused Floyd of screaming at him and school system officials and poking at him during a closed-door executive session at…
2nd arrest made in $2M theft
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 22:11
KATC-TV July 30, 2014 Comments KATC-TV is reporting that two women have now been arrested in the theft of $1.87 million from a Morgan City business. Morgan City Police detectives began their investigation on March 25 into theft of funds from Capital Management Consultants Inc. and say the found evidence indicating a systematic theft of funds from the company over the span of several years.
Authorities chase leads in abduction attempts
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 22:11
KATC-TV July 30, 2014 Comments KATC-TV is reporting the Youngsville Police Department has solid leads in the attempted abductions of two Youngsville children on Sunday and on July 22. Capt. John Davison, police spokesman, said one of the leads resulted from detectives interviewing every convicted sex offender within a five-mile radius of the incidents.
Bookkeeper arrested in cashing bad checks
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 22:11
Advocate staff report July 30, 2014 Comments HAMMOND — A 70-year-old Hammond area bookkeeper for a logging company was arrested Tuesday, accused of cashing fraudulent checks worth over $125,700. In February, Barbara Dantone’s employer started noticing serious discrepancies in how financial documents were filed, but the owner did not notify State Police until May, allowing time for an accountant to confirm the discrepancies, said Major Trooper Greg Marchand, a State Police spokesman.
Police: 5 arrested for firing pellet gun at homeless men
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 22:08
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Five people are under arrest for allegedly shooting at homeless people in the Central Business District with a pellet gun. According to police, the three men and two women were riding around early Wednesday morning in a red Camaro firing off shots. Four homeless men were hit multiple times. State troopers spotted the car near Decatur and Barracks. Inside they found two pistol pellet guns and a handgun. Arrested were…
Police say Destrehan homicide victim was suspect's girlfriend
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 22:08
St. Charles Parish, LA (WVUE) - A woman was killed and her mother was stabbed in Destrehan Wednesday. Police are searching for 34-year-old Bruce Michael Bourgeois Jr. in connection to the incident. He is driving a silver Toyota Scion with Louisiana plates VTE 461. Officers were called to the 300 block of Madewood Drive in Ormond Estates around 9 a.m. They found Mia Waite, 34, dead on the scene. Her mother, Carnelian Waite, 62, was…
Work stopped once again on Bayou Corne sinkhole
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 21:21
BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) - The 2-year anniversary of the Assumption sinkhole is approaching and work has been put on hold once again at the Bayou Corne site. The Office of Conservation has reported that increased levels of seismic activity is keeping crews from working on the sinkhole and within the containment berms. This is the third time the work has been halted in the past month. Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.
Arizona's Peterson relishes being highest-paid CB
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 21:21
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Former LSU Tiger Patrick Peterson is the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL. Just ask him. Not only did he tweet out the terms of his new contract - five years, $70 million, $48 million guaranteed - he referred to himself as the highest-paid at his position at least five times in the Arizona Cardinals news conference announcing the new deal on Wednesday - twice before he was ever asked a question.
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