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Photo becomes front and center in police inquiry

Posted 9:57 AM 10/24/2014 by Ryan Naquin

DENHAM SPRINGS - A fired police officer is using a picture of an officer with his eyes closed to continue his fight against the department he worked for until he was terminated.

Thursday, Denham Springs Police Chief Scott Jones confirmed the officer in the picture is sergeant Russell (More)


Council settles scandal for $35,000

Posted 8:52 AM 10/23/2014 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - A woman who claims she was at the end of a witch hunt orchestrated by the mayor and police department will be paid $35,000 in a settlement deal reached with the city-parish.

Wednesday, the Metro Council agreed to the deal after Kim McCants sued.

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Family: Gary Plauche has died

Posted 8:57 AM 10/22/2014 by Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- Gary Plauche died Monday family members told WBRZ News 2.

Plauche, 68, shot and killed his son's karate instructor at the Baton Rouge airport in 1984. The man, Jeffrey Doucet, was accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting Plauche's son, Jody.

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After freak death, mother planning daughter's funeral on birthday

Posted 7:33 AM 10/21/2014 by Ryan Naquin

BATON ROUGE - A mother started planning her daughter's funeral on the 21-year-old's birthday Monday. 

Taylor McGonigle, 21, died Sunday after being hit in the head by a column from a building in the French Quarter.  Police said a drunk driver lost control and hit the column (More)


Shampine spending another weekend on the lam

Shampine spending another weekend on the lam

Posted 8:23 AM 10/20/2014 by Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- A wanted man will enter his second weekend on the run Saturday and has managed to spend the last week without being noticed.

Dennis Shampine has been running from authorities since the second week of October. He has not been seen since Friday, October 10 when a woman said she (More)

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