Crime committee meets for final time

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- For the past two months, the Metro Council Crime Committee has met every-other week with the goal of reducing the crime in East Baton Rouge Parish.

First Degree Murder charge for death of one-year-old

THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: An autopsy on the one-year-old child came back on Monday, Oct. 24. Results show that the child died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, neck and extremities.

Teen arrested for aggravated rape to a 6 year old

HAMMOND, LA. (FOX44) - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on October 22, 2011, deputies arrested Earl Thomas, 17, of Simpson Place in Hammond for the Aggravated Rape of a six-year-old victim.

Officer shoots suspect after being run over

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- A man is shot dead by a Lafayette Police Officer after the officer is backed over by the suspect's car. It happened on the Evangeline Thruway near Castill Friday night, around 11:20 p.m.

Baker teacher allegedly strangled student

BAKER, La (FOX44) — An elementary school teacher is behind bars after, police say, she choked a six-year-old student, and then dragged her across the playground at recess.

No death penalty in Trucko Stampley case

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Trucko Stampley, the man accused of killing four people in 2007, will not face the death penalty. It comes after prosecutors withdraw the possibility of the death penalty.

Drug round up in Livingston Parish

LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (FOX44) -- A newly formed task force was back on the streets in Livingston Parish Wednesday, Oct. 19 searching for a string of crack cocaine dealers.

Man arrested for burglary of Gonzales church

GONZALES, La -- A 25-year-old man from Gonzales was arrested for the burglary of a church in Ascension Parish.

Jeremiah Wright declared unfit to stand trial for murder of disabled son

THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: Jeremiah Wright, the man who admitted to killing and beheading his 7-year-old disabled child, was declared unfit to stand trial. That order came from Lafourche Parish Judge John LeBlanc on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Trooper pleaded guilty to child pornography charges

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- A former Louisiana State Trooper has pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography.