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UPDATE: Bond set at over $1M for former Sorrento mayor facing child pornography charges

UPDATE: An Ascension Parish judge has set Wilson Longanecker Jr.'s bond at $1,025,000. Longanecker is the Ascension Parish Jail on 40 counts of possessing child pornography.

St. Mary Parish inmate found dead in jail cell

The St. Mary Parish Coroner has pronounced an inmate dead after a jailer found him unresponsive in his cell.

Child dies in weekend car crash; two other people injured

Shortly after 5:00 pm Sunday afternoon, troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop C began investigating a head-on crash that killed a ten year old girl and left three others injured on LA 1 in Assumption Parish.

Maurepas man dies in motorcycle crash on LA 22

Shortly after 6:00 pm on October 24, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash involving a motorcycle that occurred on LA Hwy 22 east of LA Hwy 16 in Livingston Parish.

BRPD arrest 5 in major high grade marijuana bust near I-12

Baton Rouge Police made a major drug bust on October 22, 2014. Five people were arrested, accused of selling high grade "purple" marijuana and other drugs.

Home Depot employees transform local Vietnam veteran's home

 "I probably was one of the youngest American soldiers in Vietnam. I went into the service when I was 17 years old. I had my 18th birthday in Vietnam.

'Fit for the Cure' event gives back for breast cancer awareness

Dozens of women came out to the Dillard's at the Mall of Louisiana Friday to make sure they're sized just right.

Agencies work together to tackle child sex crimes

 After Sorrento's former mayor was locked up on child porn charges, a lot of people are wondering how exactly State Police and the Attorney General catch people who look at and distribute child porn.

LPSO arrests 2 more 'Sons of Guns' stars

More trouble for some of the "Sons of Guns" reality show. Today, the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Kristafor Ford and his wife Stephanie Hayden for child abuse charges.

2 men in jail after shooting at Crowley Police officer during traffic stop

Two Crowley men are now in the Acadia Parish Jail after police say one of them shot at an officer during a traffic stop on North Ave A.