Updated: 9:54 PM 8/22/2014BATON ROUGE- The state released details of its preliminary investigation in the death of a five-year-old who was allegedly killed by his father earlier in the week. WBRZ's Investigative Unit obtained the information late Friday. State case workers said Jay'V'une Bergin was passed from family member to family... (More)
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Updated: 9:54 PM 8/22/2014BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State health officials report two new cases of chikungunya fever but none of dengue fever in Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, in its weekly Arbovirus Surveillance Summary released Friday, said so far there have been 10 cases of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne illness... (More)
Updated: 9:01 PM 8/22/2014SORRENTO - Three people have qualified to run for a job that, in its current form, has no responsibilities. Fern Barnett, Jerry LeBlanc, and "C.J." Martin are running for police chief in this small Ascension Parish town. Earlier this summer, the town council cut the department's budget to nothing... (More)
Updated: 6:53 PM 8/22/2014BATON ROUGE - The registration period for Louisiana's Nov. 4 election has wrapped up. U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister signed up on the last day of the three-day qualifying period with a flourish, doused with ice. The embattled Republican congressman took the "ice bucket challenge" outside Secretary of State Tom Schedler's... (More)
Updated: 6:52 PM 8/22/2014PORT ALLEN - Port Allen police may be a little closer to finding out what happened at a shooting at a local basketball court. Edith Tillman, 43, and her son, Terrence Tillman, 17, were arrested in connection to the shooting. Edith Tillman has had at least two other... (More)
Updated: 6:47 PM 8/22/2014BATON ROUGE - Coroner Beau Clark released more information Friday from an autopsy of a 5-year-old who died from child abuse. Clark said the preliminary cause of death for Jay'v'une Bergin was blunt force injuries to his head, which had multiple bruises on his face and neck as well... (More)
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Updated: 6:24 PM 8/22/2014BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a teacher in East Baton Rouge Parish confessed to investigators she'd had sex and with an underage student and shared naked photos through text messages. Deputies booked Ashley Dowden, 41, with indecent behavior and carnal knowledge of a juvenile, as well as computer... (More)
Updated: 5:30 PM 8/22/2014
BATON ROUGE - LSU Police are looking for man responsible for a vehicle burglary on campus.
Police said someone broke into the victim's vehicle and took a credit card on Aug. 20.
Investigators said the card was later used at an off-campus business.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the man should contact LSUPD immediately.
Updated: 5:30 PM 8/22/2014WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department is warning that more than 1,000 retailers could have a new malicious software program lurking in their cash registers that allows computer hackers to steal financial data about their customers. The department on Friday warned businesses of all sizes they should scan their cash... (More)
Updated: 4:51 PM 8/22/2014NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a small plane went down in Lake Pontchartrain near Lakefront Airport in New Orleans. Louis Capo, director of non-flood assets for the Orleans Levee District, which owns the airport, said the single-engine plane went down Friday afternoon, short of the airport's runway. The pilot was... (More)
Updated: 4:45 PM 8/22/2014BATON ROUGE - The La. National Guard will be welcoming home Saturday a group of their own after their deployment overseas. Soldiers from the Louisiana National Guard's 927th Engineer Company and 769th Engineer Battalion will be welcomed home by family, friends and soldiers after a year in Afghanistan. ... (More)
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Updated: 4:38 PM 8/22/2014BATON ROUGE - State health officials added another 10 confirmed cases of West Nile virus this week, including seven new cases of the neuroinvasive disease type in East Baton Rouge, Ouachita and Ascension parishes. The new numbers bring the total number of Louisiana cases this year to 52 with... (More)
Updated: 4:07 PM 8/22/2014BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge said they arrested a cable contract worker on Friday who is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old while on the job in June. Christopher Hilton, 37 of Kentwood was booked into the parish jail on a carnal knowledge of... (More)
Updated: 3:52 PM 8/22/2014BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a woman after they said she badly scalded a child in her care. Investigators charges Ebony Allen, 28, with cruelty to juveniles after her arrest Thursday. Police said Allen was caring for the child and called 911 to report they'd been burned or... (More)
Updated: 3:25 PM 8/22/2014BATON ROUGE - The research foundation running the LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe says it has paid the university system $7 million, after LSU sent a collection letter demanding $25 million. The Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, or BRF, said Friday it placed another nearly $11 million into... (More)
Updated: 3:00 PM 8/22/2014INDIANAPOLIS - New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees should be back at his old job Saturday night, leading the Saints prolific offense against Indianapolis. Colts receiver Reggie Wayne hopes he'll be lucky enough to play. Brees has recovered from a strained left oblique muscle in time to play in the most... (More)
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