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  • Baker Police Chief-elect wants a pay raise Play Video

    June 14, 2016 7:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The city of Baker's new police chief is asking for a pay raise. Police Chief-elect Carl Dunn says that his political opponents are trying to drive him out of office with his current pay. "My opponent's campaign manager was allowed to reduce the salary to make it... more »
  • Skeleton discovered in vacant home in Baker Play Video

    June 8, 2016 11:57 PM

    BAKER - After searching a vacant home in Baker when a skull was found Wednesday, LSU FACES Lab investigators discovered a human skeleton. Baker Police said the skull was found in a residence in a neighborhood on Sherron Avenue off of Groom Road Wednesday night. Thursday afternoon, police said... more »
  • Zachary man accused of stalking, violating protective order

    June 8, 2016 10:14 AM

    BAKER - Police said they arrested a man after he was accused of making multiple, harassing phone calls to an ex-girlfriend who had filed for a protective order in the wake of a domestic violence incident. 21-year-old Morgan Lundy, of Zachary, was booked on charges of stalking and violation... more »
  • Baker Councilman calls his arrest over moon pie theft "ridiculous" Play Video

    May 23, 2016 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The trial for a councilman in Baker who was arrested for allegedly stealing a moon pie, hit a snag today. It happened when John Givens' attorney was a no show for the trial. In court, Judge Bonnie Jackson asked Givens to locate a phone number for her... more »
  • Victim died after overnight grocery store shooting Play Video

    May 3, 2016 11:17 PM

    BAKER - Police released new information about an overnight murder in Baker Tuesday night. According to Baker Police, officers responded to a shooting near the intersection of West Azalea Avenue and Baker Boulevard around 10 p.m. Tuesday. At the scene, police say they found 20-year-old Richard Devon Phillips... more »
  • Baker schools bracing for potential employee layoffs Play Video

    May 3, 2016 7:59 PM

    BAKER- Baker school board members voted on Tuesday to allow the superintendent to reduce school workers if needed in July. The vote is an effort to brace for the possibility of budget cuts. Baker Public Schools Superintendent Herman Brister said that school administrators have been planning for months, for the... more »
  • Judge asked to reconsider 50 year sentence on heroin charge

    April 28, 2016 9:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 32-year-old Baker man is asking a Baton Rouge state judge to reconsider the 50-year prison term he dealt him last month for attempting to sell heroin. Kedric J. Williams must serve the maximum term for possession with intent to distribute heroin without benefit of parole. District... more »
  • 911 call reveals moments before police kill Baker man Play Video

    April 23, 2016 12:32 AM

    MIAMI, FL - The Investigative Unit obtained 911 tapes detailing what happened moments before a Baker man was killed by police in Miami. "C'mon just leave me alone, you've done enough f***ing damage," a woman's voice says. " The voice belongs to the Francis Scot Dufore's ex. She... more »
  • Businessman accused of Baker charter school subcontractor scheme

    April 22, 2016 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local businessman was indicted by a federal grand jury for fraud and money laundering involving the construction of a Baker charter school. 50-year-old Nathan Hossley’s charges included five counts of wire fraud, one count of mail fraud and one count of engaging in monetary transactions... more »
  • After hotly contested election, outgoing chief meeting with incoming top cop

    April 20, 2016 12:57 PM

    BAKER - Police Chief Mike Knaps and chief-elect Carl Dunn have started talking about transitioning the department to its new leadership. Dunn was elected chief of police last month. Dunn defeated Daryl Rainwater in a hotly contested runoff election. Knaps reported to the city council recently, he and... more »
  • 9 people escape from Baker home destroyed by morning fire

    April 20, 2016 8:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators say nine people, ranging from adult to infant, were in a house in Baker that was the scene of an early morning fire. According to Baker Fire Department, crews responded to the scene on Hovey Avenue around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. The house was destroyed in... more »
  • Baker City Council to discuss annexing land

    April 12, 2016 10:11 AM

    BAKER- Baker’s City Council and mayor are set to discuss an ordinance to annex a part of land in the city’s area. According to the ordinance, the area of land is 50 acres about 1 mile west of Baker and bounded by Baker Road on the north and on the... more »
  • Click here for municipal and primary election results

    April 9, 2016 6:17 PM

    CLICK HERE FOR LIVE ELECTION RESULTS BATON ROUGE – Polls closed at 8 p.m. for many areas around the Capital City Saturday. Voters in West Baton Rouge Parish are voting whether to renew a tax for the West Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit. The unit receives some... more »
  • Baker named #1 safest city in La.

    April 8, 2016 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baker has been named the safest city in the state by BackgroundChecks.org . Baker tops a list of ten cities the web site ranked. The website is a public safety focused organization committed to increasing public safety, community involvement, transparent government, and education. The site’s list was compiled... more »
  • Baker submits audit to state 4 months late Play Video

    April 6, 2016 8:23 PM

    BAKER - Baker Mayor Harold Rideau admits he’s run a loose ship when it comes to tracking the state’s money and property. Now the city is scrambling to submit its financial information to the state four months late. Meltus Dike, who runs a business in Baker, said he’s concerned that... more »
  • Teen arrested after drive-by shooting in Baker

    April 3, 2016 4:14 PM

    BAKER – Police say a Baton Rouge teen was arrested after they say he committed a drive-by shooting in Baker Saturday. According to Baker Police, officers were dispatched to a home on Heath Drive around 10 p.m. in reference to a drive-by shooting. A witness told police that a... more »
  • Police dispatcher delivers baby in parking lot Play Video

    March 7, 2016 10:04 PM

    BAKER - A woman who didn't make it to the hospital Sunday night, delivered her baby in a parking lot with the help of a Baker Police dispatcher. "She had other plans," Courtney Daniels says. The new mother of three experienced a sharp pain and called her parents... more »
  • Runoff needed in Baker following Saturday elections; new chief elected outright

    March 6, 2016 12:34 AM

    BAKER - Voters here will return to the polls in April since a runoff is needed to decide who will be the next city mayor. Leroy Davis and Darnell "DA1" Waites entered a runoff, slimming the selection down from four. But, no runoff is needed to replace the... more »
  • Hotly contested Baker Police Chief election to conclude on Saturday Play Video

    March 3, 2016 6:57 PM

    BAKER - While the presidential election is garnering most of the public's attention, there are some key local elections coming up this weekend including in Baker. Election signs have been all over and the race between two candidates running for Baker Chief of Police has really picked up. While... more »
  • Baker birthday shooter pleads guilty to manslaughter, attempted murder charges Play Video

    February 22, 2016 8:34 AM

    BAKER - The suspect in a high-profile triple murder case accepted a plea deal Monday morning. Judge Marabella to Williams: You did some very foolish actions. The price you pay will never bring back the people that you killed @WBRZ — MichaelVinsanau WBRZ (@MVinsanau) February 22, 2016 ... more »
  • Baker man charged with attempted murder after Saturday shooting

    February 21, 2016 5:38 PM

    BAKER – Police say a man was charged with two counts of attempted murder Sunday morning after they say he opened fire on another vehicle in Baker Saturday. Police say the shooting happened at the intersection of Plaza Drive and Jefferson Street late Saturday night. The two victims... more »
  • Naked Baker man arrested after slow morning pursuit

    February 21, 2016 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baker man was arrested Sunday morning after deputies say he got out of his SUV naked and later led them on a slow pursuit through a Baton Rouge neighborhood. East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a suspicious person call at the Formosa Chemical... more »
  • Bethany Church founder Roy Stockstill has died

    February 10, 2016 12:02 PM

    BAKER – Bethany Church announced Wednesday that the church’s founder, 97-year-old Roy Stockstill died Tuesday. Stockstill fought in WWII as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and came to Baton Rouge in 1957 as the pastor of Florida Boulevard Baptist Church. He founded Bethany Church in August... more »
  • Baker city leaders to learn more about dealing with blight

    February 1, 2016 9:10 AM

    BAKER - City leaders in Baker are holding a special council meeting to talk about the area's blighted properties. Representatives from the Louisiana Municipal Association will attend the meeting to go over rules and regulations regarding blighted houses in the area. Back in November, the council streamlined the process of... more »
  • Bhatti faces more contractor fraud charges Play Video

    January 20, 2016 2:06 PM

    BAKER - Authorities said more fraud charges have been filed against a man in Baker who investigators said made off with people's money after promising to fix up their homes. Chief Mike Knaps said 63-year-old Tanweer Bhatti was arrested Wednesday on the new charges. Knaps previously said that Bhatti's... more »
  • Heat goes out at Baker High School

    January 11, 2016 1:33 PM

    BAKER - Administrators at Baker High School said classes are continuing even though their heaters aren't working. The school reported the problem midday Monday after a night of freezing temperatures, and said they're not sure what caused it. Superintendent Herman Brister said crews should fix the heaters by... more »
  • School board approves emergency fix for fire alarm failure

    December 15, 2015 10:08 PM

    BAKER - The school board approved an emergency item on its agenda Tuesday night to allow the superintendent to hire a company to install a new fire alarm at Bakerfield Elementary. The alarm system is broken and needs to be replaced. Until a working alarm is installed, the school... more »
  • APSO searching for Baker woman for kidnapping, battery

    December 13, 2015 3:26 PM

    BAKER – Deputies are looking for a Baker woman who investigators said hit an employee multiple times with a handgun and left in a ditch Saturday. The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office said 36-year-old Tondalynn Abraham is wanted for aggravated battery and aggravated kidnapping. Investigators said Abraham was traveling... more »
  • Baker man accused of rape, trying to rob two women

    December 10, 2015 12:12 PM

    BAKER – Deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish accused a man of raping a woman at gunpoint and trying to rob a second woman at an abandoned home in Baker. Deputies charged 22-year-old Willie Hill III Wednesday with aggravated rape, aggravated second degree battery, attempted armed robbery and false... more »
  • Man accused of cooking meth at Baker hotel with 5-year-old in room

    December 10, 2015 11:43 AM

    BAKER - Police arrested a man after they received a tip informing them that a man was preparing and selling crystal meth out of a Baker hotel room with a 5-year-old child present. 33-year-old Issac Delarosario was booked on charges of creation/operation of a clandestine methamphetamine lab Tuesday. ... more »
  • Baker man accused of molesting 11-year-old girl

    December 9, 2015 11:40 AM

    BAKER - Police say they’ve arrested a Baker man accused of molesting his live-in girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter last month. 46-year-old Kerry Elliot was booked on charges of indecent behavior with a juvenile, sexual battery and molestation of a juvenile in connection with the Nov. 15 incident. Detectives said... more »
  • Baker offering bench warrant amnesty program

    December 1, 2015 9:39 AM

    BAKER- The City Court of Baker is granting amnesty to people who have skipped out on court. The city has more than 5,000 bench warrants on record totaling about $300,000. The city held a similar program earlier this year and 400 people cleared their names. City officials hope that this... more »
  • Baker Canal bridge closed immediately

    November 30, 2015 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Engineers closed an East Baton Rouge Parish bridge over the Baker Canal Monday after they said a structural timber had rotted out. The Department of Transportation and Development ordered the Old Baker - Zachary Road Bridge over the canal closed. The city-parish said it stay closed... more »
  • Baker tackles blight with weed, grass ordinance

    November 25, 2015 9:25 AM

    BAKER- The Baker City Council has voted unanimously to streamline the process of punishing property owners who fail to keep "excessive grass, weeds and vegetation" on their land under control. The law is part of a series of ordinances the city is developing to combat blight. The ordinance adopted Tuesday... more »
  • Student accused of threat to teacher

    November 2, 2015 3:57 PM

    BAKER - Authorities arrested a Baker High School student after police said he threatened to attack an assistant principal at the school Monday. Baker Police charged 18-year-old Devonte Walker with assault on a teacher, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace after his arrest Monday morning. Police said the... more »
  • Gas leak prompts Baker HS evacuation

    October 19, 2015 10:17 AM

    BAKER - School administrators said a gas leak forced them to evacuate Baker High School for less than an hour Monday morning. Superintendent Herman Brister said the leak was spotted around 7:20 a.m. and led to a brief evacuation. He said students went to the locations they learned through... more »
  • Siding business owner accused of fraud Play Video

    October 5, 2015 3:33 PM

    BAKER - Authorities accused a siding business owner Monday of swindling several elderly Baker residents out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Baker Police Chief Mike Knapps said his officers arrested 63-year-old Tanweer Bhatti, owner of Southern Siding Company, for fraud and theft of assets from aged persons. ... more »
  • Baker council targets blighted property with new ordinance

    September 23, 2015 7:46 AM

    BAKER- The Baker City Council has voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance streamlining the process of cleaning up blighted and unsafe property in the city. The new law does not change the kinds of violations targeted, which include abandoned buildings, hazardous structures, fire hazards, unsafe equipment and code violations. Under... more »
  • Two city governments approve lodging taxes Tuesday night

    September 23, 2015 12:01 AM

    BAKER - City leaders here and in neighboring Zachary approved a measure to funnel more tax money from out-of-towners into city governments. Each city council approved a hotel/motel tax that will need to be approved by voters in upcoming elections. In both Zachary and Baker, city leaders hope to... more »
  • Reward offered after puppy dies in Baker Play Video

    September 8, 2015 11:44 AM

    BAKER - The Humane Society of Louisiana is offering a reward for information after an animal rescuer found a dead puppy tied up to a tree near Highway 19 in Baker. On September 3, a Baker restaurant owner approached Northside Humane Society founder Lori D’Arensbourg and said that a... more »
  • 18-year-old entrepreneur starts cupcake business Play Video

    September 7, 2015 5:50 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Hayley Thompson recently became one of the youngest bakers and business owners in Ascension Parish. The 18-year-old opened "Bliss Patisserie" this past Saturday in Prairieville, and baked 400 cupcakes for her first day. Thompson said she sold out in just two hours. "It's French-baked goods," Thompson... more »
  • Baker Police look to identify TV thief

    August 31, 2015 4:49 PM

    BAKER - Police asked for the public's help Monday in identifying a burglary suspect who stole a television from a Baker residence last Friday. Surveillance camera footage from the residence shows the man exit an older model 4-door Honda sedan with a sunroof and kick a door open. According... more »
  • Dead horse found tied up near Baton Rouge Zoo Play Video

    August 16, 2015 8:05 PM

    BAKER - The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a bizarre situation after a horse was found dead and tied up against a fence. The horse was found in Baker along Gibbens Road near the Baton Rouge Zoo. Police were called out to the scene Sunday morning after... more »
  • Day care loses license after arrest Play Video

    August 14, 2015 2:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State education officials said a Baker day care lost their license after Louisiana State Police arrested the director's daughter for claiming to be the person in charge and forging an ID in the process. On Friday the DOE formally revoked the license for Mini Miracles Child... more »
  • Day care worker pleads no contest in 2010 death of infant

    August 14, 2015 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Baker day care worker has pleaded no contest to a negligent homicide charge in the October 2010 death of a 2-month-old Zachary infant who was in her care. 27-year-old Ashley Rene Reifer was scheduled to stand trial Aug. 24 on a second-degree murder charge... more »
  • Court: Baker who refused gay wedding cake can't cite beliefs

    August 13, 2015 11:19 AM

    DENVER - The Colorado Court of Appeals says a suburban Denver baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple cannot cite his religious beliefs because it would lead to discrimination. The court ruled Thursday in a case that has helped ignite a passionate debate between gay... more »
  • Volunteers hand out water to school kids during heat

    August 12, 2015 7:46 PM

    BAKER - Beating the heat in Baker meant passing out bottles of water to kids coming home from school. It's part of an initiative called "Stay Hydrated in Baker." Jerri Williams is one of several volunteers giving out the water. Her group is worried children won't heed warnings... more »
  • New charter school in Baker Play Video

    July 30, 2015 10:45 AM

    BAKER- Some students in Baker are getting ready to start classes at a brand new school. Impact Charter Elementary is the first charter school to be authorized specifically for the city. The new facility is over 37,000 square feet and offers cutting edge technology for student learning. The... more »
  • Body found in car believed to be missing woman

    July 23, 2015 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The coroner's office said they believe they've identified a woman whose body was found decomposed Wednesday in a car parked at the Baker Walmart. Coroner Beau Clark said their "presumptive conclusion" is the woman is Joy Gulotta, who was recently reported missing to Baton Rouge Police.... more »
  • Car with body found inside tied to missing person's case

    July 22, 2015 6:45 PM

    BAKER - A car where a woman's body was found Wednesday afternoon has been tied to a missing person's case, police said late Wednesday. The discovery was made in the parking lot of the town Walmart around 4 p.m. Police initially said they did not suspect foul play. ... more »
  • Package theft caught on camera Play Video

    June 30, 2015 10:17 PM

    BAKER - A thief is on the run after taking a FedEx-delivered package off a man's front porch. Jeff Schiele says he noticed his property was missing Monday, after FedEx confirmed it was dropped off Saturday. At first, the man thought the package was delivered to the wrong home... more »
  • Layoffs begin in Baker school district

    June 24, 2015 7:56 AM

    BAKER- Superintendent Herman Brister says some teachers and staff have already been laid off as part of a plan to save the Baker School District $1.2 million. Brister, who replaced outgoing superintendent Ulysses Joseph on May 28, could not confirm how many employees of the Baker School District have received... more »
  • Alleged stalker says 'he will always be there'

    June 17, 2015 12:46 PM

    BAKER - A man accused of stalking a woman using phone calls, various social media websites and handwritten notes turned himself into Baker Police on Sunday. 28-year-old David Johnson was arrested and booked on charges of stalking and improper telephone communication after his female victim contacted Baker PD to... more »
  • Superintendent: Major changes coming to Baker schools

    June 17, 2015 11:16 AM

    BAKER - Incoming Superintendent Herman Brister Sr. says laying off some non-tenured teachers is part of a plan to save $1.2 million for the Baker School District. Brister released his plan at Tuesday night's school board meeting. He says his goal is to present a balanced budget. Brister says some... more »
  • Dyer Road Bridge closed in Baker

    June 3, 2015 2:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers who pass the Dyer Road Bridge over White Bayou will have to find another route. The East Baton Rouge City-Parish Department of Public Works Traffic Engineering Division closed the bridge Wednesday. Drivers can take the detour route from Plank Road (LA 410) to Zachary Deerford... more »
  • In unanimous vote, Baker selects Brister for superintendent

    May 26, 2015 8:43 PM

    BAKER - In a unanimous decision, the City of Baker School Board hired Herman Brister as its next superintendent. Brister is currently the Associate Superintendent for Instructional Support Services for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. The Baker board made its decision to hire him away from the... more »
  • Baker officials brace themselves to balance upcoming budget Play Video

    May 15, 2015 4:47 PM

    BAKER - City officials are prepping to balance this year's upcoming 2015-2016 budget. Chief of Police Mike Knapps said he submitted his budget to the city for approval. He wants to fill two officer positions which have been vacant since last year. "It's very, very important that this... more »
  • Baker makes DMV changes to avoid possible cuts

    May 4, 2015 7:45 PM

    BAKER - The Department of Motor Vehicles office in Baker should be considerably shorter after the city pushed the state for change. The DMV baker office is now being runned by a private company that owns Express OMV along with two other locations in Baton Rouge and Denham Springs.... more »
  • Baker DMV changes Play Video

    May 4, 2015 9:53 AM

    BAKER- In the midst of government budgets being slashed left and right, some changes are being made at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Baker. Express OMV now owns the DMV in Baker, along with two other locations in Baton Rouge and Denham Springs. They promise shorter wait times... more »
  • Grades for area nursing homes tank under new rating system Play Video

    April 27, 2015 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you know someone or have a loved one in a nursing home, you'll be shocked to hear only one in our area received the top rating according to Medicare's grading system for the homes. The Feds recently changed the way nursing homes are rated and... more »
  • Baker cracks down on blight Play Video

    April 24, 2015 6:52 PM

    BAKER - The city of Baker is cracking down on blight. Officials went over a list of five properties that were recommended to the council for condemnation at last week's council meeting. One property is on Buchanan St., and the other four are on Chamberlain St. "There's a... more »
  • Mourners gather to honor R&B legend Percy Sledge

    April 21, 2015 11:03 AM

    BAKER - Funeral services are underway for Percy Sledge, the rhythm and blues singer best known for the 1966 hit "When a Man Loves a Woman." Sledge died last week at age 74 after a battle with liver cancer. Tuesday's funeral at Bethany Church in Baker is being billed as... more »
  • In wake of arrest, board dismantles maintenance department Play Video

    April 14, 2015 10:14 PM

    BAKER - Maintenance workers with the Baker School System stood before the school board Tuesday to plead for their job, as an agenda item called for the elimination of a department with four employees. One of the workers who was set to lose his position asked, "What do we... more »
  • Downed power lines cause loss of power, Highway 19 closure

    April 10, 2015 2:49 PM

    BAKER - About five miles of Highway 19 closed Friday afternoon after a round of severe weather knocked power lines to the ground. A traffic advisory reported the closure shortly before 3 p.m. Authorities said the highway between Harding and Groom was closed as crews cleared the lines from... more »
  • Missing man found dead on his birthday

    April 8, 2015 12:31 PM

    BAKER - Police said a body found in a Baker creek Wednesday morning was identified as a man reported missing earlier this week. Chief Mike Knaps said the they notified the family of Quentin Jones that he had been found dead off Morvant Road. Knaps said Jones, who... more »
  • Baker Police concerned about missing adult

    April 6, 2015 10:19 PM

    BAKER - Police said they are searching for a missing adult who cannot communicate well. Chief Mike Knapps said there is concern for the well-being of Quentin Jones. Jones has not been seen since Friday, his family told the police department. A missing persons report was filed Sunday and... more »
  • Police: Man tries to burn woman alive in home

    April 5, 2015 2:58 PM

    BAKER - Authorities arrested a man after he allegedly tried to set his home ex-girlfriend's home while she was inside Saturday afternoon. Baker police arrested 54-year-old Leper Lewis Jr. after his ex-girlfriend called authorities claiming he poured gasoline around her home on Husband St. and tried to ignite it... more »
  • Former employee's arrest, superintendent's retirement prompt shake-up Play Video

    March 31, 2015 6:34 PM

    BAKER - Almost simultaneously, the superintendent of the school system here announced his retirement as a former employee turned himself in to authorities on additional charges related to his alleged misuse of a school system credit card. Now, Emmitt Whitfield faces charges connected to the theft of about $2,100... more »
  • Baker School thefts lead to questions about superintendent Play Video

    March 30, 2015 6:53 PM

    BAKER - Baker School System Superintendent Ulysses Joseph plans to retire in May. At the same time, questions have risen about his role in the alleged illegal purchases of a former employee. Emmitt Lee Whitfield was a maintenance supervisor for the school system until his original arrest in December... more »
  • Baker's superintendent plans retirement

    March 30, 2015 5:40 PM

    BAKER - The community school system here will be searching for a new leader. Two agenda items deal with the retirement of current superintendent Ulysses Joseph. Joseph is anticipating retiring on May 28. Joseph has been superintendent since January 2011. The board will meet in a special meeting... more »
  • Former Baker schools maintenance supervisor accused of over $127,000 worth in theft

    March 28, 2015 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former maintenance supervisor for the Baker School District is accused of buying and stealing a total of $127,988.79 worth in equipment from the school district without permission. Police arrested Emmitt Whitfield Thursday. It's his second arrest after his first arrest in December 2014 caused him... more »

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