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Nagin sentenced to 10 years

U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan sentenced former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to 10 years on Wednesday. Nagin is also ordered to pay $84,000 in restitution. Nagin could have been sentenced up to 20 years for his convictions.

Hammond OMV employee arrested for theft, malfeasance in office

A 46-year-old Hammond woman, Gezelle Buchanan, of Pine Grove, LA, was arrested for felony theft and malfeasance in office while employed at the Office of Motor Vehicles in Hammand.

Baton Rouge Brother-sister duo arrested for Medicaid fraud

The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office reported that siblings Cleveland and Barbara Smith were arrested for conspiring to cheat the state’s Medicaid program.

Fund set up for 9 children whose parents died in murder suicide in Opelousas

A fund has been set up for the nine children left behind after both of their parents died in a murder suicide in Opelousas on July 4.

Gonzales Police seek public's help identifying suspect in credit card theft

Gonzales police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who allegedly used a stolen credit card at a local convenience store on June 4, 2014. The suspect charged $52.50, according to a police statement.

Celestine officially charged in death of 12-year-old St. James girl

The man held in connection with the disappearance of 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey has officially been charged with her murder.

1 in custody after fleeing scene of fatal crash in Plaquemines Parish

One man is in custody after fleeing the scene of a fatal car crash in Plaquemines Parish.

Man arrested in Bayou Vista for theft, DWI, switched plate

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested Leonard Yarborough, 52, of Berwick, LA Tuesday morning around 2:21 a.m. on theft and alcohol related charges.

Franklin woman arrested for battery on a juvenile

A 33-year-old Franklin woman was arrested Tuesday morning around 3:00 a.m. for domestic abuse and simple battery.

Former East Carroll Parish Sheriff sentenced to 3 years probation

Former East Carroll Parish Sheriff, Mark Wayne Shumate, 52, of Lake Providence, LA, was sentenced to three years of probation for hunting with a convicted felon.

Governors asked to help after Bourbon Street shootout suspect refuses extradition

Trung Le, a 20-year-old suspect in the Bourbon Street shootout, continued to fight extradition from Mississippi to Louisiana.

Lafayette Man accused of beating, raping ex-girlfriend

LAFAYETTE, LA (KADN) — A Lafayette man accused of beating his ex-girlfriend so severely she was left unconscious will appear in a Lafayette Parish courtroom Tuesday morning.

Opelousas man arrested for fatal crash

ST. LANDRY PARISH (KADN) — Louisiana State Police are continuing their investigation into a crash on LA Highway 105, north of Krotz Springs, LA, that claimed the life of Judy Stelly, 54, of Opelousas.

Youngsville bicyclist killed in hit and run crash

Louisiana State Police are investigating a hit and run crash that took the life of 30-year-old Lon Lomas, of Youngsville, on Monday around 7:00 a.m. The crash happened on LA 92 at Mermentau Road east of Milton.

Shreveport man accused of killing taxi driver

SHREVEPORT (KMSS) — A Shreveport man will be charged with murder upon his release from a local hospital. He is accused of being the gunman in a weekend shooting.