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  • Police: man wearing ski mask robbed dollar store

    Police: man wearing ski mask robbed dollar store

    Updated: 4:39 PM 9/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for the man who held up the Dollar General on Staring Lane Sunday night. Just before the store was about to close, a man wearing a black ski mask walked into the store with a gun. Police said he pointed the weapon at an... (More)
  • Suspect in Tigerland shooting arrested

    Suspect in Tigerland shooting arrested

    Updated: 3:38 PM 9/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police announced Monday that the man suspected of shooting and injuring two people in the Tigerland area recently surrendered to a warrant for his arrest. Baton Rouge Police arrested Jerome Lamar Verret, 23, on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder. Investigators said in the early morning... (More)
  • Suspects wanted for armed robbery in Gonzales

    Suspects wanted for armed robbery in Gonzales

    Updated: 1:59 PM 9/22/2014

    GONZALES- The Gonzales Police Department is asking for your help in identifying two men wanted for an armed robbery earlier this month. It happened in the parking lot of the Waffle House on Highway 30 in Gonzales around 9:50 p.m. on September 9. Police say the victim was... (More)
  • State seeks to have judge end consent decree

    State seeks to have judge end consent decree

    Updated: 11:39 AM 9/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State officials have asked a federal judge in New Orleans to lift a 2011 court settlement that was intended to help Louisiana inmates who are deemed incompetent to stand trial to receive faster placement at the state mental health facility in Jackson. Instead, officials say they languish... (More)
  • Gonzales man arrested for deadly threats to public officials

    Gonzales man arrested for deadly threats to public officials

    Updated: 9:38 PM 9/19/2014

    ASCENSION - Deputies arrested a Gonzales man Friday for allegedly threatening to kill a local judge and a district attorney. Officials arrested Paul Cleveland, 71, at his home on Cornerview Road after allegedly making threats to the judge and the district attorney working his case for his previous DWI... (More)
  • WBR judge faces sanctions over free trip

    Updated: 7:02 PM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A judge in West Baton Rouge Parish is under fire for taking an all-expense paid trip to Texas. The judge's mode of transportation for the free trip: a private jet. The state judiciary commission says Judge Robin Free exploited his position and recommends he be suspended... (More)
  • Armed man sought after bank robbery

    Armed man sought after bank robbery

    Updated: 5:50 PM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos of an armed man who robbed an East Baton Rouge bank Friday evening. Deputies said the man went into the Whitney Bank on Coursey Boulevard around 4:20 p.m., pointed a gun at the teller and demanded money. Investigators said the man... (More)
  • Gonzales man busted growing pot

    Gonzales man busted growing pot

    Updated: 9:49 AM 9/19/2014

    GONZALES - An Ascension Parish man was arrested after Sheriff's deputies found nearly 100 marijuana plants growing at his home. According to APSO, they were tipped off to the plants by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. When they arrived at Ronald Fuselier, Jr.'s home, they could smell a... (More)
  • Suspect named in Tigerland shooting

    Suspect named in Tigerland shooting

    Updated: 9:27 PM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the man detectives believe is responsible for a shooting in the Tigerland area this past weekend. Baton Rouge Police said Jermore Verret, 23, is wanted for attempted first-degree murder. Investigators said Verret shot two men during an argument around 2:45 a.m. on Sept.... (More)
  • Grandfather murders family

    Grandfather murders family

    Updated: 9:27 PM 9/18/2014

    BELL, Fla.- A grandfather killed his six grandchildren, the kids' mother who is also his daughter and then himself Thursday evening. "Tomorrow is going to be a tough day," Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said in a news conference hours after the bodies were discovered. Schultz said the children... (More)

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