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  • U.S. Department of Justice awards $650k to local law enforcement response efforts

    July 21, 2016 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Congressman Garret Graves announced that the U.S. Department of Justice awarded $650,000 to local law enforcement officials following Sunday's shooting ambush. The shooting ambush left three officers dead and another three injured. One currently remains in the hospital in critical condition. "We are grateful for these much... more »
  • Kansas City mayor says shooting not a planned ambush

    July 20, 2016 11:45 AM

    KANSAS CITY - The mayor of Kansas City, Kansas, says authorities don't believe the fatal shooting of an officer was part of a planned ambush, but someone trying to evade arrest. Mayor Mark Holland of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County also said during a Wednesday news conference that the... more »
  • NEW: FBI monitoring New Black Panther Party; Group in Baton Rouge

    July 18, 2016 8:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The FBI is closely monitoring the New Black Panther Party – an organization that recently formed a local chapter in the wake of the shooting death of Alton Sterling. WBRZ was first to report about the newly-formed group when they gathered Saturday in the parking lot... more »
  • 'Gentle' Georgia man accused of using 911 to ambush officer

    July 9, 2016 3:58 PM

    VALDOSTA - Police say a Georgia police officer and his assailant should survive a shootout that began with an ambush only hours after a sniper in Dallas killed five officers and wounded seven more. Stephen Paul Beck, a 22-year-old recovering drug addict, is accused of calling 911 to lure police... more »
  • Police: Man called 911, ambushed Georgia officer

    July 8, 2016 4:30 PM

    VALDOSTA - Authorities say a man called 911 in south Georgia to report a break-in, then ambushed and shot the officer who came to investigate. Both men were wounded in the ensuing gunfire, and both are expected to survive. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that... more »
  • Shooter identified in St. Charles Parish 'ambush' that wounded deputy

    April 16, 2015 10:17 AM

    PARADIS - Deputies said a St. Charles Parish deputy was directing bus traffic before school Thursday when a man walked up to him and shot him in the face and arm. Sheriff Greg Champagne said Deputy Burt Hazeltine, 36, was hit three times in the face and elbow in... more »
  • Death penalty sought for trooper ambush suspect

    October 31, 2014 2:03 AM

    LORDS VALLEY, PA - Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty for a survivalist accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in an ambush. Survivalist Eric Frein was captured Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a lengthy manhunt that rattled the nerves of area residents. The... more »
  • Trooper ambush suspect making manhunt a 'game'

    September 25, 2014 1:51 AM

    CANADENSIS, PA - Authorities say the target of a massive manhunt may be playing a game with law enforcement as he hides in the woods of northeast Pennsylvania. Police say they've caught glimpses of 31-year-old Eric Frein as recently as Tuesday. But they couldn't capture him in the rough terrain.... more »
  • Police find rifle carried by ambush suspect Play Video

    September 22, 2014 2:00 AM

    CANADENSIS, PA - Authorities don't have the alleged gunman who is accused of a deadly ambush at a police barracks, but they say they've found the AK-47-style assault rifle that he was carrying. Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens said Sunday that police believe their massive manhunt is hot... more »
  • Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

    September 14, 2014 10:08 AM

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on Saturday looking for the shooter or shooters. State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said a "very... more »
  • Man ambushes Angola gates with kids in vehicle

    September 9, 2013 9:54 AM

    ANGOLA - Bond could be set Monday for a man who allegedly ambushed the Angola State Penitentiary over the weekend. Prison officials say guards opened fire on the vehicle with two children inside when it crashed through the main entrance gates Sunday afternoon. Correctional officers reportedly saw a... more »
  • Suspect in St. John deputy ambush pleads guilty

    May 22, 2013 9:27 AM

    EDGARD - One of the suspects charged in the deadly ambush last August that claimed the lives of two St. John Parish sheriff's deputies and the wounding of two others has pleaded guilty. Derrick Smith, the younger brother of suspected gunman Brian Smith and son of Terry Smith, who... more »
  • TV show about Bonnie & Clyde to shoot in West Feliciana

    March 18, 2013 10:53 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- Next week, the History Channel will begin filming a two-part mini-series on famous bank robbers. The documentary on "Bonnie and Clyde" will film in various areas of South Louisiana, and producers are set to shoot rural shots in West Feliciana. Location scouts were looking for places to... more »

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