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Deputies release video of speeding cars connected to double murder

Posted 9:01 AM 1/27/2015 by Ryan Naquin, Trey Schmaltz

DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies believe a home surveillance system captured two cars speeding away from a double-murder scene Monday afternoon.

Benny Booker, 29, and Chad Nichols, 37, were found dead on Latino Drive around 3:30.

Investigators believe the killers drove away in Booker's (More)


Woman found dead in prostitution hot spot was charged in the past

Woman found dead in prostitution hot spot was charged in the past

Posted 9:19 AM 1/26/2015 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway to determine who killed and left a woman half naked in a field, but neighbors in the area say that area was a hot spot for crime.

Authorities have identified the victim as Brooke Ashley Crawford, 30. Investigators say she sustained multiple gun (More)


School fires teacher in student sex case

Posted 5:16 PM 1/23/2015 by Russell Jones & Rob Krieger

BATON ROUGE - School administrators fired a Scotlandville band instructor Friday who's accused of having sex with one of his students.

Deputies charged Robert M. Lewis, 30, with forcible rape and prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student Thursday night. Lewis has been on (More)


Homeowner recalls tense moments when deputy was shot

Homeowner recalls tense moments when deputy was shot

Posted 10:06 AM 1/22/2015 by Brittany Weiss

DONALDSONVILLE - A woman helped a deputy in her home after he was shot Tuesday.

Deputy James Atkins, a five-year veteran of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, was shot in the hand while pulling over three out-of-towners wanted for shoplifting. When he tried to stop the car, one of them (More)


Career criminal busted after violent attack in Fla., deputy shooting in La.

Posted 8:38 AM 1/21/2015 by Trey Schmaltz

DONALDSONVILLE - Authorities from central Florida are headed to Ascension Parish where a man wanted for a violent robbery outside Tampa was arrested after a Louisiana sheriff's deputy was shot.

John McMullen, 35, was arrested after an (More)

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