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  • One killed in overnight shooting

    One killed in overnight shooting

    Updated: 10:53 AM 12/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police said one person was found dead after a possible attempted robbery and shooting in Baton Rouge overnight.

    Investigators said Christian Allen, 22, was found dead near the road in the 2600 block of Citadel Drive.

    Police said they believe someone tried to rob Allen, then shot him.

    Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869.

     

  • Police: drug trafficking operation busted in college neighborhood

    Updated: 6:51 AM 12/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A house in a quiet neighborhood of mostly college students was a cover for a drug trafficking operation, police said in court documents relating to the arrest of Sittipong Jitarun, 31. Jitarun was arrested Thursday at his house in Nicholson Lakes after a search turned up... (More)
  • Warrants issued in Saints ticket scheme

    Warrants issued in Saints ticket scheme

    Updated: 10:48 PM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE- An arrest warrant has been issued for a 28-year-old accused of acting as a ticket broker and selling Saints football tickets but never providing the tickets. Matthew Alexander Dunn faces felony theft and issuing worthless checks charges, according to documents obtained by WBRZ News 2. The warrants... (More)
  • 19-year-old faces charges after standoff

    19-year-old faces charges after standoff

    Updated: 8:13 PM 12/18/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Police said they've arrested a 19-year-old after a two-hour standoff Thursday evening. Jamel Grant, of Baton Rouge, was arrested for the incident at the corner of Foster and Martin Luther King. Police said Grant's cousin was arguing with kids in the street when he came out of... (More)
  • Hacking allegations lead to stay in Roper lawsuit

    Updated: 6:47 PM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A judge granted a stay in the public records lawsuit filed by former East Baton Rouge Parish attorney Mary Roper Thursday in order to give time to an investigation into allegations someone may have hacked into communications between attorneys in the case. Judge Tim Kelley granted... (More)
  • Child porn suspect's family stunned by arrest

    Updated: 6:47 PM 12/18/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The family of Brian Schaller told News 2 they were stunned by the heinous charges levied against him last week. The Attorney General's office arrested Schaller after an undercover investigation. He was charged with 500 counts of possessing child pornography and another 40 counts of distributing the... (More)
  • Two accused cow thieves behind bars

    Two accused cow thieves behind bars

    Updated: 5:07 PM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Two men accused of stealing three cows are behind bars following an investigation by the Louisiana Livestock Brand Commission determined they tried to sell the cows at a livestock auction in Kinder, Louisiana. Allen Tyler Meylian, 20, of Kinder and Jacob Chance Constance, 23, of Lake... (More)
  • Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent

    Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent

    Updated: 3:42 PM 12/18/2014

    WAUKESHA, WI - A judge says two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fantasy character Slender Man are both competent to stand trial. Prosecutors charged both girls with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the attack in May in Waukesha. According to court documents, the girls plotted... (More)
  • Guilty plea in half-million image child porn case

    Guilty plea in half-million image child porn case

    Updated: 1:51 PM 12/18/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - U. S. Attorneys announced that a Ponchatoula man pleaded guilty Thursday to his role in a massive child porn network, including forcing underage children to perform sex and be recorded. Prosecutors said 52-year-old Robert Swan's guilty plea came after a January 2013 search of his home... (More)
  • Detectives investigating Brightside armed robbery

    Detectives investigating Brightside armed robbery

    Updated: 12:00 PM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating an armed robbery that happened at a Brightside Drive convenience store early Monday morning. Police said a man entered the Circle K located at 1910 Brightside at around 12:55 a.m., pulled a handgun on an employee behind the counter and demanded money from... (More)

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