Louisiana's legislature has been revising the state's criminal law system in order to shed the state's informal title as the "incarceration capital of the world. One of the central features of the legislative program is the reduction in prison sentences and shortening of incarceration periods for convicted criminals. Critics of these changes were given another argument when a convict given early release under the new laws was arrested on suspicion of two felonies five days after his discharge from prison.
The Shreveport Police Department announced that 57 persons had been arrested in connection with what the department called the "Slick John" sting operation. The sting operation was conducted by the vice department of the Shreveport police, the Bossier City Police Department, the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, the FBI and several other law enforcement agencies.
On October 18, 2017, officers from the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office discovered three bodies in two different locations. After what police officers described as a "very intense investigation," a brother and sister from Alexandria, Louisiana have been charged with several felonies in connection with the alleged murders.
College homecoming celebrations often involve wild partying. Unfortunately, the partying became fatal as Grambling State in Monroe, Louisiana, celebrated its homecoming. According to police, two men were allegedly shot and killed by a third man, who is now the principal suspect in the incident. If captured, the suspect will undoubtedly face serious criminal charges.