Louisiana ranks 2nd for rate of women killed by men
Posted on 9/19/2018 4:03:00 AM.

Louisiana has the second highest rate of females killed by men in the United States according to a report from the Violence Policy Center. The Bayou State has seen its rate rise five consecutive years. VPC Legislative Director Kristen Rand says there’s a number of factors that go into the state’s high rate, but one in particular stands out.
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murder, domestic violence, Louisiana, crime,

Westwego Police: Rape victim bites down and uses a coffee table to avoid stab wounds
Posted on 9/11/2018 5:29:00 PM.

A man is under arrest for an alleged rape in Westwego Saturday that ended with a police standoff. The victim says 54-year-old John Patton invited her back to his home after the date. When they arrived she says Patton then covered her mouth and dragged her into the bedroom. Police Spokesman Lt. Eric Orlando says that’s when Patton began to force himself on her.
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rape, crime, sexual assault, Westwego, Louisiana, 2018, Eric Orlando, John Patton

Caddo woman sustains life threatening injuries after alleged neglect from husband
Posted on 7/19/2018 4:56:00 PM.

A 66-year-old Shreveport man is under arrest after authorities arrived at his house and discovered his wife on the couch, unresponsive, severely malnourished, and suffering from crippling injuries sustained from allegedly not moving from the couch in months.
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Caddo, neglect, Johnny Essary, Alice Essary, crime, Louisiana, 2018

Kidnapped six-month-old dies from burns
Posted on 7/18/2018 10:20:00 AM.

A six-month-old baby in Natchitoches is dead after a kidnapping that ended with authorities finding the child covered in severe burns. Last night Natchitoches Police responded to a call from a mother who said her child had been stolen after a home invasion at her residence in Mayberry Trailer Park. Captain Christopher Payne says the mother was blindsided.
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Woman arrested for allegedly selling horse on the web without the owner's knowledge
Posted on 4/26/2018 1:12:00 PM.

A woman is under arrest for allegedly stealing a horse, and selling it for $1,000 cash on the internet. 27-year-old Sarah Broussard of Scott was booked into the Lafayette Parish Jail on the charge of Theft of Property valued over $500. Ag Commissioner Mike Strain (pictured) says the buyer had no clue the horse was stolen.

“She used a false name to identify herself and advertise to sell a horse for sale on the internet,” Strain said.
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Kenner Police determine Christmas Eve shooting to be a homicide
Posted on 12/28/2017 12:42:00 PM.
A Christmas eve shooting death initially ruled an accident, is now classified as a homicide. Kenner Police charged 29-year-old Dominque Wix with manslaughter in the shooting death of 25-year-old Akoya Skeith. Initially, Wix told officers that Skeith accidentally fired the weapon while holding it, but Lt Brian McGregor says the autopsy indicated the death was not accidental.
Kenner, Crime, Shooting, Christmas Eve, Dominique Wix, Akoya Skeith

US Sen Kennedy, NOPD chief have different ideas for addressing crime in NOLA
Posted on 7/14/2017 11:45:00 AM.

US Senator John Kennedy thinks he’s found the way to reduce crime in New Orleans, but the police chief has other ideas. Kennedy said in a news release this week that he secured a promise that the potential FBI director will help The Big Easy.
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John Kennedy, Michael Harrison, crime, New Orleans

Walker Police work to identify body found under I-12 bridge
Posted on 1/25/2017 5:47:00 PM.

Walker Police are working to identify a female body that was found under an I-12 bridge. Captain John Sharp says employees of Gravity Draining District Five of Livingston Parish were working to clear debris under the bridge when they made the gruesome discovery.
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Capt. John Sharp, I-12, Walker, crime

Analyst questions effectiveness of plan to reduce crime in New Orleans
Posted on 1/24/2017 11:43:00 AM.

New Orleans officials have announced a plan to reduce crime in the French Quarter, but some are skeptical the $40 million proposal will be effective. Crime analyst and New Orleans native Jeff Asher is particularly uncertain of the new regulation that will require bars on Bourbon Street to close their doors at 3 a.m.
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Jeff Asher, New Orleans, crime, Bourbon Street

Officials announce a new crime fighting plan for New Orleans
Posted on 1/23/2017 6:07:00 PM.

New crime prevention measures will be put in place throughout the Crescent City and it calls for big changes on Bourbon Street. The announcement was made by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who says this $40 million plan will increase the flexibility of police manpower and improve crime deterrence.
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Mitch Landrieu, Bourbon Street, New Orleans, crime

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