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  • Special districts see majority of crime reduction

    Updated: 5:54 AM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The latest statistics show people living in crime districts are seeing a return in their investment and benefiting the most. Baton Rouge police released its 2013 crime stats Tuesday morning and the numbers show a 7.39 percent reduction in overall crime compared to 2012. Violent... (More)

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  • Livingston man faces 100 charges of child porn

    Livingston man faces 100 charges of child porn

    Updated: 5:29 PM 4/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office announced that investigators accused Livingston man of 100 counts of child pornography this week. Authorities arrested Richard Mudd, 47, Tuesday and booked him into the Livingston Parish jail on 50 counts of possession and another 50 counts of distributing child porn. ... (More)
  • Two Eunice police officers arrested

    Two Eunice police officers arrested

    Updated: 11:51 AM 4/22/2014

    EUNICE - Two Eunice police officers were arrested on charges of malfeasance in office, accused of intentionally not responding to a fellow officer in need of assistance. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says Eunice Police Chief Ronald Dies requested an investigation of officers Jade Weaver and Tayla Fruge... (More)
  • Stats show drop in BR crime

    Stats show drop in BR crime

    Updated: 11:45 AM 4/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Major crimes in Baton Rouge dropped by 7.39 percent in 2013 when compared to 2012, according to numbers submitted by the BRPD to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting program. Violent Crimes Against Persons which includes murder, rape, robbery, and assault dropped by 15.03 percent. The numbers... (More)
  • Local woman killed in suspected teenage drunk driving crash

    Local woman killed in suspected teenage drunk driving crash

    Updated: 6:40 AM 4/22/2014

    PINEVILLE- An 18-year-old from Livingston Parish faces charges after a crash in Central Louisiana, State Police said Monday. Trinity J. Sullivan, of Holden, is charged with vehicular homicide and reckless operation. Investigators said they also believe the teenager was impaired when the crash happened just before 3:30 p.m. in... (More)
  • Neighborhood puzzled after murder

    Updated: 9:27 AM 4/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police and neighbors are trying to figure out why a man was gunned down near a neighborhood barbecue. The shooting happened Saturday shortly after 1 p.m. on the 600 block of East Polk Street. Police say 63-year-old Eddie Lee Marshall died at the... (More)
  • Family mourns loss during candlelight vigil

    Family mourns loss during candlelight vigil

    Updated: 9:39 PM 4/19/2014

    GONZALES - A community held a candlelight Saturday night to remember the mother and son who were allegedly killed by the husband and father early Thursday morning. "It's hard, real hard, you know. This is something here that should have never happened," said family member Robert Wright. More... (More)
  • Victim identified in Saturday shooting

    Victim identified in Saturday shooting

    Updated: 7:58 PM 4/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police say Eddie Lee Marshall, 63, was the victim of a deadly shooting Saturday afternoon in Old South Baton Rouge. Police say it happened on the 600 block of Polk Street. An unidentified 37-year-old female was also shot twice in the leg, but is... (More)
  • BR Fire Dept: Arson overnight

    BR Fire Dept: Arson overnight

    Updated: 1:57 PM 4/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Arson is believed to be the cause of an overnight fire at a Baton Rouge restaurant.

    Fire officials say it happened at a wings restaurant on the 4600 block of Plank Road at around 12:30 a-m.

    Officials say an outside wall caught fire and the flames spread into the kitchen. The rest of the store had light smoke damage.

    There were no injuries.

    The fire is still under investigation.

     

  • 2 shot, 1 dead in Baton Rouge

    2 shot, 1 dead in Baton Rouge

    Updated: 1:56 PM 4/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they responded to a fatal shooting at approximately 1:15 p.m. Saturday. Police say it happened on the 600 block of Polk Street. Officials say Eddie Marshall, 63, was pronounced dead on the scene. An unidentified 37-year-old female was shot twice in... (More)

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