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  • LSP Gaming Troopers investigates casino craps theft scheme

    August 18, 2017 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Investigators with the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division arrested a man suspected of cheating a Baton Rouge area casino out of approximately $56,000, and have secured warrants for two other men suspected in the scheme. The arrest and warrants are part of an investigation into... more »
  • Two men arrested on child porn charges

    August 18, 2017 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit arrested two Jefferson Parish men on over 400 counts of child pornography. Tyler Talazac, 18 of Terrytown, was arrested on 300 counts of possession of sexual abuse images/videos of children, one count of distribution of sexual abuse images/videos of children,... more »
  • Shreveport man convicted of child rape

    August 18, 2017 6:59 AM

    SHREVEPORT- A Louisiana man has been convicted for aggravated rape of a child under the age of 13. The Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office says 55-year-old Edward Keith Johnson faces a mandatory life sentence in prison, without the possibility of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. Sentencing is... more »
  • Third suspect arrested in connection to East Polk Street shooting

    August 17, 2017 12:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a third suspect in the June shooting death of a Baton Rouge man. Detectives say 24-year-old John Dunbar was arrested Wednesday evening. He was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, charged with second degree murder. Donald Wayne Ely was killed on June... more »
  • One of three suspects arrested in kidnapping, torture attack

    August 15, 2017 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have one suspect in custody in connection to a disturbing and violent attack that occurred in early August . According to an affidavit, Samuel Josea Smith Jr., was arrested on charges of false imprisonment, sexual battery, second degree battery and second degree kidnapping. On... more »
  • Florida man wrecks liquor store, blames it on caterpillar

    August 14, 2017 1:56 PM

    CRESTVIEW, Fla. - A Florida man arrested for destroying a liquor store under construction told police he was Alice in Wonderland and that a "hookah-smoking caterpillar" ordered him to attack the site. Crestview police said in a post on Facebook that Matthew Horace Jones is accused of breaking... more »
  • Deputies: Man arrested after acting obscene in window

    August 11, 2017 12:35 PM

    BELLE ROSE - A 26-year-old man was booked into jail in Assumption Parish after deputies said he exposed himself in the window of a mobile home in July. Cory L. Butler was charged with obscenity. Deputies said witnesses reported seeing Butler standing in the window of... more »
  • WANTED: Pair suspected of burglarizing vehicle with child in tow

    August 9, 2017 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are seeking two suspects accused of burglarizing a vehicle in the parking lot of the Our Lady of the Lake Emergency Room. According to the sheriff's office, the two were seen on surveillance video as they burglarized the... more »
  • Arrests made in connection with MS armed robbery

    August 9, 2017 10:03 AM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss.- Authorities say a man and woman have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery of a guest at a Mississippi hotel. The Sun Herald reports the robbery occurred at a Regency Inn on Sunday. Authorities say officers arrived at the hotel around 11 p.m. and spotted... more »
  • Enlarged text message font leads to child sex abuse arrests

    August 5, 2017 6:22 PM

    SAN JOSE, Cali. - Police arrested a man at a California airport after a woman on his flight spotted him text messaging about sexually molesting young children. According to the San Jose Police Department, officers received responded to the airport after they were tipped off by a woman from... more »
  • Deputies save suspect from drowning, then arrest him

    August 4, 2017 8:53 PM

    SLIDELL - Deputies in St. Tammany Parish arrested a man after a deputy saved him from drowning in a canal. Officials say detectives in the STPSO Narcotics Task Force were conducting an undercover operation in the parking lot of a restaurant when they saw the suspect in a vehicle... more »
  • Two injured in crash involving ATV

    August 3, 2017 9:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police responded to a crash involving an ATV and another vehicle that sent two people to the hospital. BRPD officers responded to the scene on Jones and Fairchild Streets around 7:15 p.m. According to investigators, two people riding on the ATV were injured after they... more »
  • Missing Donaldsonville man found safe

    August 3, 2017 4:44 PM

    UPDATE: APSO deputies say Eric Hathorn has been found safe and unharmed. DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish deputies are searching for a man, last seen nearly two weeks ago. Deputies say 39-year-old Eric Hathorn was last seen at a relative's residence in Donaldsonville about two weeks ago. A family... more »
  • Gangbanger connected to murder, numerous vehicles burglaries Play Video

    July 28, 2017 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – In a sweeping takedown of a burglary circuit, sheriff's deputies also arrested another person tied to the murder of an innocent bystander known in the community as a gospel singer. Andre Wright, 25, was killed at the beginning of July when he tried to stop a... more »
  • Reports of juvenile shot on 68th Avenue

    July 28, 2017 12:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple first responders were on the scene of a reported shooting involving a juvenile on 68th Avenue on Thursday night. Images from the scene show Baton Rouge Police Department, Baton Rouge Fire Department, and EMS vehicles on 68th Avenue near Village Street. Reports indicate a... more »
  • Police: Slidell woman fought off 'deranged' man with club

    July 27, 2017 8:19 PM

    SLIDELL - Louisiana police say a woman clubbed a man into submission when he left a chase after someone else and attacked her. Slidell Police Detective Daniel Seuzeneau said in an email Thursday that the woman says she keeps the club for protection. He said in a news release that... more »
  • Man shot with flare gun at hotel near S. Sherwood Forest

    July 26, 2017 9:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews are responding to reports of a man shot in the arm with a flare gun in a hotel near S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Deputies say it happened at the InTown Suites on Sherwood Forest Court around 8 p.m., less than a mile from Airline... more »
  • BRPD: Police confront man with stolen firearm in Marriott Hotel parking lot

    July 23, 2017 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Sunday after he allegedly threatened a victim with a firearm and tried to resist officers. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, officers responded to the 2300 block of Brightside Drive around 1 a.m. after receiving a report of a man threatening... more »
  • Police searching for suspect in Thursday armed robbery

    July 21, 2017 9:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officers are looking for a suspect in a home invasion on North Donmoor Avenue Thursday. According to an arrest record filed by the Baton Rouge Police Department, Shykeem Tyshawn McNeal is wanted on charges of aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and... more »
  • Baton Rouge man facing 400 counts of pornography involving juveniles

    July 7, 2017 11:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man is behind bars, charged with 400 counts of child pornography, according to the East Baton Rouge Police Department. EBRSO deputies say they executed a search warrant at the home of Michael Toups. During the search, deputies say they found 400 images of... more »
  • Track jockeys arrested for hazing naked teen with hot sauce

    July 7, 2017 2:13 PM

    VINTON – Four jockeys face charges after an apparent hazing stunt at the horse track in southwest Louisiana recently. State Police, who handle gaming investigations, reported Miguel Tejeda, Juan Garcia, Damian Martinez and Rolando Cabrera were booked into a local jail on charges related to an attack on a... more »
  • Rapper known as 'Webbie' arrested, hospitalized in Baton Rouge

    July 5, 2017 1:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The 31-year-old old rapper known as “Webbie” was hospitalized and in the custody of Baton Rouge Police, WBRZ has learned. Police confirmed the entertainer was placed under arrest and was in an area hospital being treated for an unknown medial condition. A spokesperson for the... more »
  • Friends, family mourn murdered 18-year-old mother; suspect still at large Play Video

    June 30, 2017 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating the shooting death of an 18-year-old mother that occurred on Scenic Highway Friday night. BRPD said Ananya Crawford, 18, of Baton Rouge was shot multiple times in the upper torso. Family members first confirmed Crawford... more »
  • Driving drunk is not just an issue on the road

    June 30, 2017 8:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Driving drunk is not just an issue on the road. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says agents will look for impaired boat operators as part of Operation Dry Water from Friday through Sunday. Officials say alcohol can impair a boater's judgment, balance, vision and reaction... more »
  • Three juveniles arrested for vehicle burglaries in Baton Rouge

    June 30, 2017 8:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three juveniles have been arrested in connection to a series of burglaries in East Baton Rouge Parish, according to shreiff's deputies. EBRSO officials say the three juveniles were booked for their part in a series of car burglaries in the Jefferson and Tiger Bend areas, stealing numerous... more »
  • Search warrant startles suspect, fires at SWAT

    June 30, 2017 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriffs were executing a no knock search warrant on a home when the suspect started shooting at them. According to police documents, EBRSO SWAT members were looking for Roderick Harris. After entering the house, shots were fired at the members from another room.... more »
  • Man dead in shooting on E. Polk Street Play Video

    June 29, 2017 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews responded to a fatal shooting on E. Polk Street. Baton Rouge Police Department officials say the shooting happened at 620 E. Polk Street near Thomas H. Delpit Drive just after 9 p.m. Police say 37-year-old Donald Ely was shot multiple times and found... more »
  • EBRSO: Fraud contractor paid thousands, never finished flood repairs

    June 29, 2017 9:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies say an unlicensed contractor is accused of making shoddy repairs to a flood victim's home and taking thousands of dollars. EBRSO deputies say Michael Hartford Jr. was paid $11,800 by a flood victim to make repairs to damages caused by the... more »
  • Woman recalls terrifying encounter with WBR work release inmate Play Video

    June 29, 2017 11:36 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- A West Baton Rouge Parish work release inmate is under arrest Thursday morning in Iberville Parish, after investigators say he broke into a house and beat up a woman. The incident occurred around 9 a.m., according to Plaquemine Police Chief Kenny Payne. Investigators said... more »
  • Three LSU basketball players accused of shooting at people with paintball guns

    June 28, 2017 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three LSU basketball players received summons after reportedly shooting at people walking on campus with paintball guns. Galen Alexander, Mayan Kiir, and Wayde Sims were issued summons by LSUPD on June 16, according to LSUPD. According to LSU newspaper The Reveille , officers responded to a... more »
  • Officers responding to shooting on Woodvine Avenue

    June 22, 2017 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials are responding to the scene of a shooting on Woodvine Avenue. Baton Rouge Police Department officials say the shooting occurred in the 900 block of Woodvine Avenue near Timbercreek Avenue. BRPD officials say one person suffered non-life threatening injuries. They did not give... more »
  • EBRSO: Slidell contractor accused of scamming flood victim

    June 21, 2017 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies have arrested a contractor after he allegedly took thousands of dollars from a flood victim and failed to complete work on her home. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the victim hired 51-year-old Mark Tomerlin of Slidell and his company, All-Star Construction, to... more »
  • Man arrested after groping woman in Hooters restroom, running from police

    June 20, 2017 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officers have arrested a man on charges of sexual battery and resisting arrest after he allegedly groped a woman in a Hooters bathroom and fled from police Monday night. Police arrived at the Hooters on Corporate Boulevard in response to a disturbance around 10:30 p.m. Monday.... more »
  • Two arrested on several child exploitation charges in St. Tammany Parish

    June 20, 2017 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Jeff Landry says two men have been arrested by the Cyber Crime Unit on multiple child exploitation charges. On Tuesday, Landry announced the arrest of 39-year-old Christopher Yates of Slidell and 40-year-old Derrick Lockhart of Covington. Yates was booked on 30 counts of... more »
  • Texting suicide verdict to be announced Friday

    June 15, 2017 8:14 PM

    BOSTON - A judge has reached a verdict in the trial of a Massachusetts woman charged with manslaughter for sending her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to kill himself. A court clerk said Judge Lawrence Moniz will announce his decision Friday in Bristol Juvenile Court in the trial... more »
  • Police: Man fatally shot during encounter with deputies

    June 13, 2017 7:05 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Authorities say deputies in Louisiana shot and killed a man while trying to serve an arrest warrant. Louisiana State Police Trooper Brooks David says St. Martin Parish sheriff's deputies were serving the warrant late Monday at a home in Cade when they encountered a man... more »
  • Uber CEO to take leave, leadership team to run company

    June 13, 2017 1:45 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will take a leave of absence for an unspecified period and let his leadership team run the troubled ride-hailing company while he's gone. Kalanick told employees about his decision Tuesday in a memo. He says he needs time off to grieve... more »
  • Man sentenced to 33 months for mailing threats to governor's office, other agencies

    June 10, 2017 3:17 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Authorities say a Louisiana man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for sending threatening letters to the governor's office and other government agencies. A statement released Friday by acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook says 33-year-old Kyle Dore of New Iberia was... more »
  • Wanted suspect in murder, carjacking turns himself in

    June 8, 2017 11:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A suspect wanted in connection to a Murder at a Baton Rouge apartment complex turned himself in Thursday evening. According to a spokesperson with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Donte Tate surrendered to the Louisiana State Police Fugitive Task Force at their Violent Crimes Unit... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly S. Harrell's Ferry Road crash

    June 8, 2017 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The victim of a deadly crash on South Harrell's Ferry Road has been identified. According to BRPD, 20-year-old Christopher Levy died in the crash that occurred on Thursday around 8 p.m. Levy was driving a 2000 Ford Mustang that was occupied by two other people.... more »
  • Bystanders apprehend suspected car thief after hit-and-run on Airline Highway

    June 6, 2017 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a suspected car thief was apprehended by bystanders after a hit-and-run crash on Airline Highway Tuesday morning. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 47-year-old Jimmie Dunigan was traveling northbound in the 10000 block of Airline Highway around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. Police say... more »
  • Autopsy reveals details of massage therapist's violent murder Play Video

    June 6, 2017 10:24 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A massage therapist in training who was found dead earlier this week was strangled and sustained blunt fore trauma to her head, authorities revealed after an autopsy Wednesday. Kayla Ann Denham, 24, was found in a barn on property at 30709 Dunn Road in Denham... more »
  • Teen arrested in Ascension Parish car burglary

    May 31, 2017 10:11 PM

    GEISMAR - Deputies have arrested a 17-year-old who is suspected of committing a vehicle burglary in Ascension Parish. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, Juan Barajas of Prairieville was arrested on simple burglary and criminal trespassing charges Tuesday. The sheriff's office say Barajas was identified after deputies... more »
  • Louisiana criminal justice revamp edges closer to passage

    May 31, 2017 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards' goal of significantly reducing Louisiana's incarceration rate is closer to reality after some of the package's more controversial proposals passed a tough test. The House criminal justice committee approved three Senate-backed bills Wednesday to expand probation and parole opportunities and shrink sentences for... more »
  • Manchester police arrest man, 25, in bomb probe

    May 28, 2017 11:31 AM

    LONDON - British police say they have made another arrest in connection with the Manchester bombing, bringing the total to 12. Greater Manchester Police says a 25-year-old man was arrested in the city Sunday on suspicion of terrorist offenses. Eleven other men, aged between 18 and 44, are in custody.... more »
  • Kaine's son, 7 others, charged in protest of pro-Trump event

    May 26, 2017 11:04 PM

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine's youngest son was among eight people charged for allegedly disrupting a March rally in support of President Donald Trump. Linwood "Woody" Kaine, of Minneapolis, was charged Friday with one gross misdemeanor count of obstructing the legal process and misdemeanor counts of fleeing... more »
  • EBRSO: Man strangles girlfriend, throws dog out of apartment

    May 20, 2017 11:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested after he allegedly strangled his girlfriend and threw her dog out of his apartment Friday night . Deputies responded to a residence on Jefferson Highway around 10:30 p.m. after a friend of the victim reported that the victim's live-in boyfriend was beating... more »
  • Animal welfare agents find 61 cats inside NY home

    May 19, 2017 9:45 PM

    KENT, N.Y. - Animal welfare agents have found 61 living cats and nine dead ones inside a home in suburban New York. The Putnam County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals pulled the felines from the home in Kent Tuesday, according to the Journal News . Officials say... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in Livingston Parish crash

    May 14, 2017 10:39 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police say a man was killed after he lost control of his motorcycle on LA 16 Sunday. According to Louisiana State Police, 66-year-old Donald McNair of Prairieville was traveling eastbound on Highway 16 around noon when he lost control of his Harley Davidson motorcycle. McNair slid... more »
  • Sex offender sentenced for sending explicit images to children in 8 states

    May 13, 2017 3:30 PM

    MAYS LANDING, N.J. - A registered sex offender in New Jersey who admitted enticing a juvenile to create and send him a sexually explicit video is now headed to prison. Atlantic County prosecutors say Sherman Miller received a 12-year sentence on Friday. The 49-year-old Atlantic City man will have to... more »
  • Man arrested after bringing firearm to Baton Rouge protest

    May 6, 2017 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man after he brought a firearm to a protest taking place near two schools Saturday afternoon. According to BRPD, 30-year-old Paul Richey of Denham Springs was arrested after he brought the firearm to a protest in the 9100 block of Airline Highway. ... more »
  • Bond set at $25k for man accused of threatening BRPD officers, families

    May 4, 2017 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Zachary man has been arrested for making threats against Baton Rouge Police Department Officers and their families on social media. Louisiana State Police say Thallemus Thomas made a post on social media in a different name. The post read "It's time Baton Rouge u didn't... more »
  • More victims, more charges pending for contracting company Play Video

    April 28, 2017 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Another contractor with ties to TWG Contractors has a warrant out for their arrest. Dean Stiller, who is listed as an officer of the company is facing a residential contractor fraud charge. The warrant filed in East Baton Rouge Parish, says Stiller intentionally failed to possess... more »
  • IPSO: Man arrested with $100,000 worth of marijuana in pickup truck

    April 18, 2017 6:24 PM

    IBERIA PARISH - Deputies recovered what they believe to be $100,000 worth of marijuana during a traffic stop on US 90 Monday. According to the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, agents conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck traveling on Highway 90 in relation to a moving violation. During... more »
  • Ascension grand jury indicts Matthew Morris on 84 counts related to fraud

    April 10, 2017 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An Ascension Parish grand jury has indicted a man on 84 counts including contractor fraud after police say he scammed 18 victims after the flood. District Attorney Ricky Babin confirmed contractor Mathew Morris was indicted Monday on 84 separate counts. An arraignment date will be set... more »
  • Ascension grand jury indicts Matthew Morris on 84 counts related to fraud

    April 10, 2017 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An Ascension Parish grand jury has indicted a man on 84 counts including contractor fraud after police say he scammed 18 victims after the flood. District Attorney Ricky Babin confirmed contractor Mathew Morris was re-indicted Monday on 84 separate counts. Morris, the owner of Complete... more »
  • Two arrested for pretending to be police to rob home

    April 7, 2017 10:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say two men robbed a home, forcing their way in by pretending to be police officers. Louisiana State Police officers arrested 32-year-old Chad Phillips and 21-year-old Davante Brooks. According to officers, the pair went to a home and knocked on the door, showing a... more »
  • Passenger ejected, driver injured in Denham Springs crash

    April 7, 2017 8:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - One person was ejected from a vehicle after a crash in Denham Springs. A spokesperson for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says the vehicle was traveling westbound on Lockhart Road near Magnolia Blvd. Officials say the vehicle veered right for unknown reasons and drove into... more »
  • NASCAR ends deal with racetrack after owner's arrest

    April 7, 2017 1:01 PM

    WATERFORD - NASCAR has severed ties with a Connecticut racetrack after its owner was charged with patronizing a prostitution ring that police say exploited young men with mental health issues by delivering them to wealthy clients for sex. NASCAR announced Thursday that it would no longer sanction the Whelen All-American... more »
  • LPSO looking for wanted contractor accused of fraud

    April 6, 2017 12:01 AM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a contractor accused of fraud. LPSO officials say Michael Simmers of Prairieville is wanted on a charge of residential contractor fraud. Simmers is the owner of TWG Contractors. In March, Simmers was charged with one count... more »
  • Massage therapists arrested for giving 'erotic' massages

    April 3, 2017 4:28 PM

    COVINGTON - Two massage therapists have been arrested after authorities discovered they were giving "erotic" massages to some of their customers. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, 51-year-old Cuiling Wang and 47-year-old Xiaohong Miao were arrested after the sheriff's office received several complaints concerning illegal activities at... more »

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