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Policy changed after toddler drowns in state custody

Policy changed after toddler drowns in state custody

Posted 3:39 PM 7/31/2014 by Chris Nakamoto

BATON ROUGE - Beginning tomorrow, the state will require all foster families to fence off swimming pools after a toddler drowned while in state custody this year.

22-month-old Michael Bananno died after he wandered into a swimming pool back in June.  The investigation was ruled an (More)


Avoyelles escapees captured in Port Allen

Posted 8:14 AM 7/29/2014 by Hunter Robinson

PORT ALLEN - Two women out of Avoyelles Parish are now behind bars in West Baton Rouge.

28-year-old Lindsey Howell and 39-year-old Christie Theriot were on the run after escaping from Avoyelles Simmesport Women's Corrections Center. The women were taken into custody at a motel in Port (More)


Police search for obscene man

Posted 8:55 PM 7/25/2014 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Police asked for help identifying a person seen on surveillance cameras following a woman in Baton Rouge while making obscene comments and actions.

Police said just after midnight on the morning of July 13 the man began following the woman in the 4000 block of Nicholson (More)


Arrested vice principal's suspension changed

Arrested vice principal's suspension changed

Posted 11:41 AM 7/24/2014 by Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - School officials confirmed Thursday that they have shifted the suspension of an East Baton Rouge Schools vice principal accused of sexting a student.

A school spokesperson said Edwin Chastang was initially suspended with pay upon his arrest Tuesday. That suspension was (More)

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