Updated: 11:16 AM 3/27/2015ST. AMANT - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said they arrested a former sheriff's deputy accused of using social media to attempt to have sex with a 13-year-old boy and possession of child pornography. Deputies arrested 26-year-old Todd Tripp of St. Amant Thursday and booked him into the parish... (More)
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Updated: 12:00 PM 3/27/2015NEW YORK - New York City police say they are trying to determine whether six other people reported missing are connected to the apparent gas explosion in the East Village. The six do not include the two people that police have already said remain unaccounted for after Thursday's blast. Police... (More)
Updated: 11:56 AM 3/27/2015BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A former Alabama police officer is charged with violating the civil rights of an Indian man during a violent confrontation in February. Former Madison police officer Eric Sloan Parker is charged with using unreasonable force that left Sureshbhai Patel (suh-RESH'-beye pah-TEL') hospitalized. Federal prosecutors announced the charge... (More)
Updated: 11:35 AM 3/27/2015
BATON ROUGE - Police responded to a report of a shooting in Old South Baton Rouge Friday morning.
Witnesses in the area said one person was shot at 1480 Duane Street between Highland and Nicholson.
Police confirmed a man was taken from the scene to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the back, but was responsive and talking when he left.
News 2 crews are on the scene and will have more details as they become available.
Updated: 10:20 AM 3/27/2015DONALDSONVILLE- A man in Donaldsonville was arrested after police seized $6,000 dollars worth of drugs from his house. On Wednesday authorities received a tip that Donald Gaddis, 33, was distributing cocaine. Detectives obtained and executed a search warrant. Police seized cocaine, Oxycodone, marijuana, and suboxon from his house.... (More)
Updated: 9:12 AM 3/27/2015BATON ROUGE - When all else fails, at least you can get a laugh at state politics. The Baton Rouge Gridiron Show is this weekend. The entire performance is a political satire, and the actors and actresses are local television and newspaper reporters. Audience members can watch them mock... (More)
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Updated: 8:43 AM 3/27/2015BATON ROUGE - The top-ranked LSU Tigers host Kentucky starting tonight for a weekend SEC series at Alex Box Stadium. LSU (22-3, 4-2 SEC) is coming off their 13-7 against Tulane Tuesday, the third straight win for the Tigers. The team is ranked No. 1 in the Baseball America... (More)
Updated: 8:43 AM 3/27/2015PORT HUDSON - The annual reenactment of the Siege of Port Hudson is this weekend. The event will feature volunteers acting out the longest siege ever to take place on American soil. Characters will don Union and Confederate soldier uniforms and give the audience an exciting lesson in history.... (More)
Updated: 8:42 AM 3/27/2015BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the St. George effort said Thursday night they will likely give the names of two signature collectors to law enforcement who they believe forged the names of three people on the petition backing the proposed City of St. George. The people whose names were... (More)
Updated: 8:21 AM 3/27/2015WASHINGTON - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is announcing he will not seek re-election to another term. The 75-year-old Reid says in a statement issued by his office Friday that he wants to make sure Democrats regain control of the Senate next year and that it would be "inappropriate" for... (More)
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Updated: 7:33 AM 3/27/2015BATON ROUGE- The Junior League of Baton Rouge is opening up six homes this weekend for the Warm Welcomes Kitchen Tour . Hannah Heltz from the Junior League says it is a way for people to see some of the most beautiful kitchens in the area. They can use... (More)
Updated: 7:23 AM 3/27/2015BATON ROUGE - Vietnam veterans will be honored this weekend aboard the U.S.S. Kidd in Baton Rouge. The Kidd is one of only two organizations in the state that pay tribute to veterans that many say didn't receive the recognition they deserved when returning from war. "There was... (More)
Updated: 7:12 AM 3/27/2015BATON ROUGE- Tennis players come from all over the world to compete in Baton Rouge's Cajun Classic , but they aren't just any tennis players. Dana Matthewson has a a powerful serve, a fierce forehand, and a beautiful backhand, making her an elite tennis player. What makes it extraordinary... (More)
Updated: 6:09 AM 3/27/2015Rarely do we get a spring weekend that features wall to wall sunshine, temperatures in the 70s AND low humidity. If you're able to get outside-take advantage. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A sunny and cooler afternoon is ahead. After Thursday's cold front, the region has been left... (More)
Updated: 4:00 AM 3/27/2015Before Home Dept and Lowe's the "neighborhood" hardware stores provided home-repair necessities. Perkins Road Hardware was one of those locations, as was Naylor Brother's Hardware on Government Street. The Boyd family not only provides needed hardware and assistance but has also parlayed outdoor cooking into their venue at Goodwood Hardware.... (More)
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