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SHREVEPORT, La. – A Union Pacific railroad worker was shot and wounded by a gunman Monday night, Oct. 10, while working on the tracks near E. Jewella Ave in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Map showing location of Union Pacific railroad worker shooting in the 6200 block of Jewella Avenue in Shreveport, LA on October 10, 2011.

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JEFFERSON, LA – A woman was killed in Jefferson, LA when her car struck an oncoming Amtrak train while going through a rail crossing on April 21, 2011.

Scene of deadly crash in Jefferson, LA where driver of 2002 Camry was killed after crossing railroad tracks and crashing into oncoming Amtrak passenger train on April 21, 2011.

The community of Jefferson is in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana in the southern part of the state about 7 miles west of New Orleans. ... Read More

CROWLEY, LA – A husband and wife were killed in a crash with a BNSF train in Crowley, LA on Friday, October 8, 2010. The couple was in a passenger car and were killed by the oncoming train after failing to yield while trying to cross the tracks.

Passenger car involved in fatal train crash where two people were killed on Friday, October 8, 2010 in Crowley, Louisiana.

Crowley is in Acadia Parish, Louisiana in the southern-central part of the state about 25 miles west of Lafayette and about 79 miles southwest of Baton Rouge. ... Read More

Byron Ross, 23, was arrested and charged for the murder of 52-year-old train conductor Frederick Gibbs

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A man who shot a Jefferson Parish deputy Wednesday night is the main suspect in the fatal shooting of a CSX train conductor on Father’s Day, according to New Orleans police (Source:

Byron Ross, 23, was arrested after the shooting of JPSO Detective Solomon Burke when Burke tried to execute a search warrant at the LaBella Motel on Jefferson Highway.

Ross shot Burke through the door, striking him in the side, authorities said. Burke was protected by his bulletproof vest.

Ross is being held in Jefferson Parish on charges of attempted murder of a police officer and possession of stolen property.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand and New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas appeared at a news conference Thursday morning to announce the break in the cases. They said they were able to link the firearm that Ross had in his possession to Sunday’s murder of CSX conductor Fred Gibbs, and that the gun used in both shootings was stolen from a pawn shop near the hotel. ... Read More

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