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  • Driver arrested in hit-and-run where child was hurt

    Driver arrested in hit-and-run where child was hurt

    Updated: 9:24 PM 7/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE- A 20-year-old woman faces charges after a hit-and-run crash where a child was seriously hurt Monday. Police said Maigan Scott hit a six-year-old girl on a bicycle on Washington Avenue between Plank and North 26th Street. According to police, after Scott hit the child, she left the... (More)
  • Mansion raid suspect appears in another federal courtroom

    Mansion raid suspect appears in another federal courtroom

    Updated: 8:48 PM 7/28/2014

    TULSA, Okla. - A man from Baton Rouge appeared before a federal judge Monday for an arraignment hearing related to his arrest and indictment in a smuggling case that spans multiple states and China. Tim Tran pleaded not guilty. A judge removed his ankle monitoring device and lifted his... (More)
  • Teen accused in rape, robbery and shooting

    Updated: 6:48 PM 7/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Victims from a Sunday morning of terror in Baton Rouge are recalling what happened to them when they came face to face with Andre Young. Young is accused of raping, robbing and shooting people in Baton Rouge over a four hour window Sunday morning. It... (More)
  • Two wanted in store armed robbery

    Two wanted in store armed robbery

    Updated: 5:15 PM 7/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for two men who pulled out a gun and robbed Super Stop convenient store off of Foster Drive Monday morning. Police said one man held employees at gunpoint and demanded money, while the other stole items from the store. Investigators say the... (More)
  • Man accused of raping woman he met on Tinder

    Man accused of raping woman he met on Tinder

    Updated: 11:30 AM 7/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an East Baton Rouge man accused of raping a woman he met through a social dating app. Deputies charged Jacob Witz, 22, with forcible rape after his arrest Saturday. Investigators said the victim contacted them and told them she met Witz using... (More)
  • Police probe latest New Orleans shooting

    Police probe latest New Orleans shooting

    Updated: 10:47 AM 7/28/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans say they have begun a homicide investigation in connection with a death in the city's Algiers area.

    Police said the victim in the Monday morning incident was a 23-year-old man.

    Police said they were responding to a call at 6:45 a.m. about a man who had been shot. They found the victim in a grassy area between a canal and an apartment complex.

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  • Police search for obscene man

    Updated: 10:24 PM 7/25/2014

    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)
  • APSO: 5 arrested in car burglary spree

    APSO: 5 arrested in car burglary spree

    Updated: 4:29 PM 7/25/2014

    PRAIRIEVILLE - An investigation by detectives into nearly 30 reports of theft from unlocked vehicle in Ascension Parish earlier in July has led to the arrest of five parish residents on numerous burglary charges. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said they received a large number of complaints of items... (More)
  • Hearing set in Bourbon Street fatal shooting

    Hearing set in Bourbon Street fatal shooting

    Updated: 1:29 PM 7/25/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A magistrate judge has refused to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Magistrate Harry Cantrell's decision came despite arguments Friday by an attorney for 20-year-old Trung Le that Le didn't fire the first shot... (More)
  • Two men arrested in meth lab bust

    Two men arrested in meth lab bust

    Updated: 1:26 PM 7/25/2014

    INDEPENDENCE - Narcotics agents with the Tri Parish Task Force shut down an active meth lab and arrested two men during a planned raid of an Independence home on Monday. Deputies took 37-year-old Peter Scalia of Robert and 36-year-old William Parson of Independence into custody after a search of... (More)

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