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  • 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 »
  • 3 arrested in connection with overpass collapse

    March 31, 2017 9:01 PM

    ATLANTA - Officials say three people have been arrested in connection with a massive fire under Interstate 85 in Atlanta that caused a portion of the bridge to collapse. Deputy Insurance Commissioner Jay Florence confirms the suspects were arrested Friday. He identified them as Basil Eleby, Sophia Bruner and Barry... more »
  • Man accused of not completing construction work on home

    March 28, 2017 1:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a man has been arrested for not completing construction work on a home that he was paid more than $1,000 to do. The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 48-year-old Andrew Darian on charges on home improvement fraud, felony theft and misapplication of payment. ... more »
  • Police: teen arrested for November murder on Nebraska Street Play Video

    March 28, 2017 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a teen accused of being connected to a supposed plot to kill police this past summer has now been arrested in a November killing on Nebraska Street. Trashone Coats, 17, was arrested Tuesday on a second-degree murder charge in the death of 18-year-old Keondrae... more »
  • Police: One hospitalized after being shot by pellet gun in Baker

    March 26, 2017 2:50 PM

    BAKER - Police say one person was hospitalized after being shot by a pellet gun on Shilo Street. The incident occured around 1:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Shilo Street. According to Baker Police Chief Carl Dunn , one victim was taken to the hospital with a... more »
  • Arson to blame for Spanish Town Road fire Play Video

    March 23, 2017 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRFD officials say arson is to blame for a fire at a vacant home on Spanish Town Road. Crews responded to the fire in the 1800 block of Spanish Town Road near North 18th Street around 8:00 p.m. Firefighters say they arrived on scene to... more »
  • BRPD investigating fatal shooting on Tuscarora Street

    March 18, 2017 11:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred near Tuscarora Street Saturday evening. The shooting claimed the life of 20-year-old Darrious West. BRPD officials said West was found behind a house in the 4000 block of Tuscarora St. around 9:18 p.m. ... more »
  • Teen arrested for arson on Victoria Drive

    March 18, 2017 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a teenager Friday in connection to an arson on Victoria Drive. The arson occurred Mar. 11, in lot 107 of Victoria Drive. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, a witness identified the 15-year-old suspect in a line-up and he was taken into... more »
  • Chaffetz: Intruder was able to rattle White House door handle

    March 17, 2017 9:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Oversight Committee says an intruder on the White House grounds was able to "look through" a White House window and "rattle the door handle" before being apprehended last week. Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz tells CNN he was told by the Homeland Security Secretary... more »
  • LSU students question safety following abduction Play Video

    March 16, 2017 11:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One day after LSU issued an alert that a student had been abducted, few additional details have been released, and some students find that concerning. LSU sent the initial alert to students just before midnight Wednesday. It said LSUPD was investigating a reported abduction by an armed... more »
  • Man sentenced for posting online threat against Obama

    March 16, 2017 9:57 PM

    BOSTON - A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to posting on an FBI website that he planned to kill the president of the United States. The U.S. Attorney's office says Andrew O'Keefe, of Mansfield, will be under supervised release for five years after being... more »
  • Man arrested for disturbing the peace while at apartment complex, resisting arrest

    March 13, 2017 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested a man for disturbing the peace and resisting arrest while at an apartment complex. Deputies arrested 31-year-old Michael Richards for disturbing the peace by intoxication, resisting an officer, battery of a police officer and simple criminal damage to property.... more »
  • Sharper's lawyers: Plea terms not adequately explained

    March 10, 2017 8:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for disgraced former NFL star and admitted rapist Darren Sharper argue in an appeal that a judge did not adequately explain the consequences of a plea agreement resulting in his 18-year federal prison sentence. Their arguments were filed Friday at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Former prosecutor faces arrest for violent tirade against estranged wife Play Video

    March 10, 2017 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A warrant was filed for the arrest of a former prosecutor in the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office. According to records obtained by the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit, David Deblieux is accused of going off on a tirade that left his wife and her... more »
  • BRPD: second suspect in 2014 murder case turns himself in Play Video

    March 8, 2017 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a second arrest has been made in a 2014 murder in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police say the second suspect, Devante Treymayne Courtney, was arrested on Thursday after turning himself in. Courtney was wanted for second degree murder. Leslie Ferguson, 24, was previously... more »
  • Texas police officials reassigned amid leaked video, records

    March 5, 2017 12:41 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas - Two police commanders in Texas have been temporarily replaced as investigators determine who leaked police video and other material in the controversial arrest of a black woman and her daughters by a white Fort Worth police officer. KXAS-TV in Dallas reports an assistant chief and deputy... more »
  • Crews extinguish blaze at flood-damaged home

    March 2, 2017 8:57 PM

    CENTRAL - Firefighters put out a blaze at a house on Greenwell Springs Road that was under construction following the August flood. Central Fire Department officials say they responded to the blaze in the 14100 block of Greenwell Springs Road shortly after 7:30 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they... more »
  • Suspect identified in theft of $4,700 worth of headphones from Walmart

    March 2, 2017 6:03 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE – The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office has issued a warrant for the arrest of a man who is wanted for stealing more than $4,000 worth of headphones from Walmart. Deputies believe that 36-year-old Terrence Hamilton is responsible for stealing $4,700 worth of Beats headphones from... more »
  • 22 additional charges filed against Endymion crash suspect

    February 28, 2017 2:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - 22 additional charges have been filed against the suspect in the Endymion parade crash that hospitalized 21 people Saturday night. According to a report from WWLTV, 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto is facing 12 new counts of vehicular negligent injury and 10 counts of first-degree vehicular negligent injuring.... more »
  • Accused fraud contractor arrested by Walker Police Department

    February 23, 2017 9:47 PM

    WALKER - The contractor accused of fraud in Ascension, Livingston, and East Baton Rouge Parishes has been charged again by the Walker Police Department. Walker Police obtained a warrant for Matthew Morris' arrest on charges of residential contractor fraud, contractor misapplication of insurance payments, insurance fraud, and extortion. ... more »
  • Teen shot in hand in Plaquemine

    February 22, 2017 11:02 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A teenager has been shot in the hand and wrist in Plaquemine, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Department. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi confirms a teenage victim was shot in the hand and wrist on James Street Wednesday evening before 10 p.m. IPSO is now... more »
  • Teen in custody related to Ascension cyberbullying investigation

    February 22, 2017 5:46 PM

    GEISMAR - A teenager was taken into custody at Dutchtown High School Wednesday related to a cyberbullying investigation. The sheriff's office handled the arrest, but could not provide the teenager's name due to their age. However, WBRZ has learned the teenager is a 16-year-old student at Dutchtown High. The... more »
  • Man booked on multiple charges after alleged struggle with Sheriff's deputy

    February 19, 2017 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 30-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested on multiple charges after he allegedly became combatant during a traffic stop Saturday. According to arrest records, on Feb. 18, Sheriff's deputies were initially called in reference to a hit and run. The victim reported damage to a... more »
  • BRPD responding to shooting on Evangeline Street

    February 16, 2017 11:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD is responding to a shooting on Evangeline Street. According to BRPD officials, it happened after 10:30 p.m. on Evangeline Street near Plank Road. According to sources on scene, a female victim was shot while inside a car after an altercation. Sources on scene... more »
  • 2 people shot in car on Finch Street

    February 16, 2017 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two people are being taken to the hospital after a shooting on Finch Street in North Baton Rouge. According to a BRPD spokesperson, the shooting happened around 9 p.m. in the 2500 block of Finch Street. Officers say a male and a female victim suffered... more »
  • Huge Baton Rouge drug bust uncovers narcotics, gun, cash

    February 16, 2017 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office has arrested two men after they uncovered large amounts of illegal substances, including drugs and a gun, from two separate apartments. According to deputies, 35-year-old Damar Xavier Coleman and 23-year-old Jules Morris were arrested Friday. Deputies say the two... more »
  • Ex-NFL receiver Meachem released from jail

    February 16, 2017 8:06 PM

    GRETNA - Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem has been released from jail after paying $100,000 in child support and alimony to his ex-wife. The payment represents just a quarter of the nearly $400,000 Meachem owed when he was ordered jailed by state District Judge Adrian Adams on... more »
  • Man hit on head with hammer, sent to hospital

    February 10, 2017 8:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is going to the hospital after a woman attacked him with a hammer Friday evening, according to BRPD. According to BRPD officials, a female is in custody after she struck a male with a blunt object. Sources on scene say a woman hurled... more »
  • Prosecutors drop charges for 3 arrested on Inauguration Day

    February 8, 2017 6:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - Prosecutors have dropped felony rioting charges against three more people who were arrested after protesters broke windows and torched a limousine in Washington on Inauguration Day. That brings the total number of dropped cases to twelve. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia made the announcement... more »
  • Man arrested after traffic stop leads to discovery of 150 ecstasy tablets

    February 8, 2017 5:43 PM

    ST. TAMMANY - A man was arrested after deputies discovered 150 ecstasy tablets in his vehicle during a traffic stop. A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Deputy pulled over 21-year-old Dominic Walker of Houston on Jan. 31 after the deputy noticed his vehicle swerving on the shoulder of I-12. The... more »
  • Man accused of filming inside bathroom at LSU track meet

    February 4, 2017 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man for allegedly taking unwanted photos and videos of people in a men's restroom Friday. An athlete informed a security officer Friday afternoon that a man wearing all black clothes was taking the unwanted photos in a men's restroom during an LSU Track... more »
  • Firefighters respond to trash fire near L'Auberge Casino Play Video

    February 3, 2017 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to a fire on River Road right outside of Baton Rouge city limits. The fire occurred at a recycling center on the 12000 block of River Road, close to the L'Auberge Hotel & Casino. Here's another shot of the fire on River... more »
  • Woman arrested after killing pet, posting video on social media

    January 30, 2017 10:33 AM

    MONTEGUT - Police arrested a Bourg woman Thursday after she killed a pet rabbit and posted a video to social media in December. A Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office deputy responded to the 100 block of La. Highway 55 after the video was shared several times. The owner of the... more »
  • Jury clears cops in 2014 park attack

    January 28, 2017 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A jury cleared three former Baton Rouge Police officers who were on trial for abuse of power. The trial related to the 2014 accusations by a woman who said an officer forced her to perform oral sex on him while two other officers acted as "look... more »
  • Three arrested for child exploitation in Baton Rouge

    January 27, 2017 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the arrest of three men on nearly 50 charges of child exploitation Friday. Harold White, 31, of Metairie, Andrew Wiltcher, 25, of Oak Grove, and Justin Davis, 27, of Laplace, face multiple charges involving the exploitation of juveniles. According... more »
  • Unhinged man escapes ambulance, causes disturbance at school Wednesday Play Video

    January 25, 2017 11:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police and paramedics had to deal with a patient that caused a disturbance near a school and then escaped from an ambulance Wednesday evening. A state trooper at St. Thomas More Catholic School was on the scene by coincidence at a time when some parents were picking... more »

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