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  • Pharmacy drug ring busted by authorities

    Pharmacy drug ring busted by authorities

    Updated: 8:14 PM 10/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police said three people are behind bars in connection with more than two dozen pharmacy burglaries across two states that resulted in about a million dollars worth of stolen drugs. News 2 first reported the details of the year-long investigation on Oct. 10, the... (More)
  • WBR deputy snared in prostitution sting

    WBR deputy snared in prostitution sting

    Updated: 6:52 PM 10/23/2014

    PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office confirmed that one of their rookie deputies was arrested recently for soliciting a prostitute. Sheriff Mike Cazes said Florian Deutsch, 33, of Port Allen was arrested in an undercover operation by Baton Rouge police. BRPD said they began their... (More)
  • Controversial Sorrento mayor charged with child porn

    Updated: 6:47 PM 10/23/2014

    SORRENTO - Authorities arrested Wilson Longanecker Jr., the former mayor of Sorrento, Thursday morning and accused him of 40 counts of possessing child porn. The Attorney General's Office said investigators searched Longanecker's home Thursday for several hours. Officers removed evidence from the home before Longanecker himself was arrested. ... (More)
  • Donaldsonville man arrested on multiple drug charges

    Donaldsonville man arrested on multiple drug charges

    Updated: 2:44 PM 10/23/2014

    DONALDSONVILLE- A man who narcotics detectives in Ascension Parish have been able to buy marijuana and cocaine from over the past four months, is now behind bars. Just before midnight Wednesday, detectives searched the Donaldsonville home of Romel Julien and found a large quantity of cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and... (More)
  • Woman ripped off dirt bike by hair, man arrested

    Woman ripped off dirt bike by hair, man arrested

    Updated: 9:13 AM 10/23/2014

    ARABI - St. Bernard Parish authorities arrested a New Orleans man Tuesday after they say he yanked a woman off a dirt bike and stole the vehicle. The 18-year-old victim was riding at the intersection of Patricia Street and Rowley Boulevard in Arabi on Monday when the suspect got out... (More)
  • Firefighters vigilant following Fire Marshal warning

    Firefighters vigilant following Fire Marshal warning

    Updated: 10:35 PM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Firefighter said Wednesday, they are vigilant after a warning from the State Fire Marshal about thieves stealing house connections on the side of buildings. There has been a rash of thefts of the brass connections in Tangipahoa, Jefferson and Terrebonne parishes lately. So many so, the Hammond... (More)
  • Three charged with stealing innocence of country living

    Three charged with stealing innocence of country living

    Updated: 8:53 PM 10/22/2014

    WATSON- Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested three people in a burglary ring where as many as 30 vehicles were hit by thieves this week. Racey Ford, Jacob Anderson and Michael Terrell face burglary and resisting an officer charges. Authorities said the group hit unlocked vehicles in the Richmond Place... (More)
  • 4 held in New Orleans prison stabbing

    4 held in New Orleans prison stabbing

    Updated: 3:40 PM 10/22/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Four men being held at the Orleans Parish Prison face additional charges after allegedly attacking a man with a knife. Prison officials say a fight broke out Tuesday morning at the prison. A 43-year-old inmate was found with multiple stab wounds. It was not clear... (More)
  • Family: Gary Plauche has died

    Updated: 9:18 AM 10/22/2014

    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. Plauche waited for Doucet to be... (More)
  • Baton Rouge looking to curb heroin 'epidemic'

    Updated: 6:48 PM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Medical professionals and law enforcement agencies say Baton Rouge has a heroin epidemic on its hands. Five people died from heroin two years ago. That number went up to 35 deaths in 2013. So far this year, nine people have died from heroin but more cases... (More)

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