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A look at the tough-on-crime bills Louisiana lawmakers passed during a special session

Feb. 29, 2024 16:50 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Republican-dominated legislature concluded a two-week special session Thursday that was called to address one of the state's most pressing issues — violent crime. During the session lawmakers passed a slew of tough-on-crime policies, including...

Louisiana moves closer to final passage of tough-on-crime bills that could overhaul justice system

Feb. 27, 2024 20:47 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana, a state grappling with one of the highest rates of incarceration and violent crime in the country, is on the cusp of overhauling parts of its criminal justice system as the state's GOP-dominated legislature barrels ahead with a package of bills — ranging from...

Here's what to know about a US couple missing in the Caribbean

Feb. 27, 2024 15:31 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in the eastern Caribbean are scouring waters in the region in hopes of finding a missing U.S. couple who were aboard their catamaran Simplicity more than a week ago when police say it was hijacked by three escaped prisoners from Grenada. ...

US couple whose catamaran was hijacked were likely thrown overboard and died, Grenada police say

Feb. 27, 2024 02:51 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A U.S. couple whose catamaran was hijacked last week in the Caribbean by three escaped prisoners were presumed dead and likely had been thrown into the ocean, police said Monday. The accounts by police in Grenada and in St. Vincent and the Grenadines...

Grenada police say a US couple whose catamaran was hijacked by three prisoners were likely thrown overboard and died

Feb. 26, 2024 10:47 AM EST
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Grenada police say a US couple whose catamaran was hijacked by three prisoners were likely thrown overboard and died.

Caribbean officials search for 2 people who were on yacht allegedly hijacked by 3 escaped prisoners

Feb. 24, 2024 16:57 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in the eastern Caribbean said they were trying to locate two people believed to be U.S. citizens who were aboard a yacht that was hijacked by three escaped prisoners from Grenada. The Royal Grenada Police Force said in a statement released...

Proposed Louisiana bill would eliminate parole opportunity for most convicted in the future

Feb. 21, 2024 21:02 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers in Louisiana — a state that routinely has one of the highest incarceration rates in the country — are considering a bill that would eliminate the chance of parole for nearly all prisoners convicted after Aug. 1. The legislation is one piece of...

Governor says carjackers ‘will spend a long time in jail’ as lawmakers advance harsher punishment

Feb. 20, 2024 19:55 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the moments before Linda Frickey was dragged to her death during a fatal carjacking, the 73-year-old had been sitting in her parked vehicle in New Orleans when she was surrounded by four teenagers. The teens, who ranged in age from 15 to 17 during the...

Louisiana governor urges lawmakers to pass tough-on-crime legislation

Feb. 19, 2024 20:28 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana's crime-focused special legislative session kicked off Monday afternoon, Republican Gov. Jeff Landry urged the GOP-dominated Legislature to pass tough-on-crime policies, assuring lawmakers that he would sign the bills into law. Among the...

Louisiana's crime-focused special legislative session begins

Feb. 19, 2024 00:08 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Under a new era of conservative leadership, Louisiana's GOP-dominated Legislature will gather Monday for a special legislative session that could reshape the state's criminal justice system and the public safety sector. Among the more than two dozen bills...