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  • Four caught with nearly 200 stolen credit cards

    April 28, 2016 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Almost 200 counterfeit credit cards were recovered after a tip about people using the cards at a sporting goods store recently. Deputies said they arrested four Cuban Nationals for having the cards and using them to buy merchandise and obtain gift cards. The group had purchased... more »
  • BR man arrested for filing false Dept. of Environmental Quality documents

    April 28, 2016 1:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 49-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested Thursday for filing false public documents. Randy Gabriel Dobard was arrested for submitting a false asbestos abatement supervisor training certificate in an attempt to receive his accreditation from the Department of Enviromental Quality. Under department regulations, individuals who work around... more »
  • 2 suspects arrested and 2 victims rescued from human trafficking ring

    April 12, 2016 3:28 PM

    HAMMOND- The Hammond Police Department Street Crimes Unit along with the Department of Homeland Security BEST/HIDTA rescued two females victims and arrested two suspects for human trafficking. The two entities began an investigation of a possible human trafficking organization operating in the Hammond area in late February. Officers identified the... more »
  • First from WBRZ Investigative Unit: Area fire chief arrested on child porn charges Play Video

    March 10, 2016 11:21 AM

    GONZALES- A District Fire Chief in the City of Gonzales is locked up, accused of possessing child porn. According to booking records, 35-year old Kristopher Johnson was charged with possession of child porn and being a fugitive from another jurisdiction. Johnson was booked on 11 counts of pornography involving... more »
  • Suspects in double murder plead not guilty Wednesday Play Video

    February 24, 2016 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The two suspects in the double murder of Denis and Suzanne Duplantier pleaded not guilty to murder charges Wednesday morning. Ernesto Alonso and Frank Garcia appeared before Judge Trudy White for their arraignments. Alonso and Garcia were arrested in Florida after authorities said they killed the... more »
  • Family says teenage girl is brain dead after being shot in the head Thursday Play Video

    February 19, 2016 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Family members of the 16-year-old shot Thursday told WBRZ anchor Chris Nakamoto the teenager is brain dead. The family identified the girl as Darneisha Williams, a Broadmoor High School student. "I can't do nothing but pray," relative Dimitrius Calhoun said. Grief counselors were on... more »
  • Former teacher of the year enters no contest plea to student sex charges Play Video

    February 16, 2016 10:45 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - In a solemn manner, former teacher Keavin Keith pleaded no contest to five counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile and 30 counts of prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student Tuesday morning. #BREAKING Keith even fathered a child with one of his students.... more »
  • 3 teenagers arrested in murder case

    February 15, 2016 11:10 AM

    HAMMMOND - Sheriff's deputies released limited information about the arrest of three teenagers Monday who are charged with murder. Two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old are charged with the shooting death of Gerrell Lee , Jr., 19. Lee was shot while riding in a car near the intersection of Rufus... more »
  • Denham City councilman arrested on domestic abuse/battery charges

    February 11, 2016 8:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A city councilman was booked into jail on domestic abuse/battery charges Thursday. Chris Davis was charged with a misdemeanor. Davis, who is described as a conservative Republican on the city's website , was elected in 2011. He is a corporate environmental health and safety manager,... more »
  • Final suspect in home invasion arrested after fight with cops

    February 5, 2016 12:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested the second and final suspect in a violent home invasion last weekend. Michael Lewis was arrested after a fight with Special Response Team Officers who tracked him down at his apartment in Tigerland. Lewis was booked into jail with black eyes and bruises... more »
  • Mary Landrieu's son arrested on child cruelty charges

    February 2, 2016 11:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Frank "Connor" Snellings, the son of former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, has been arrested on child cruelty charges. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says Frank "Connor" Snelling's two-year-old son was taken to the hospital with bruises on his back and face. The child's mother... more »
  • Teen minister facing additional abuse charges

    January 26, 2016 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police filed more abuse charges against an 18-year-old who claimed to be a church pastor. Tuesday, authorities said Kentrell Jackson was facing two additional charges of indecent behavior and a new charge of sexual battery. Baton Rouge Police said two more victims came forward after learning... more »
  • Church official tries to distance congregation from sex crimes investigation

    January 26, 2016 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials are trying to distance their church from a sex abuse investigation. A teenager who identified himself as a minister at Jesus Name Apostolic Temple was arrested Monday on indecent behavior with a juvenile charges. Kentrell Jackson, 18, remained in jail as of this writing. He... more »
  • Casino boss arrested on theft charges

    January 15, 2016 9:50 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The arrest of a key manager at a state casino is the first of its kind, State Police said late Friday. Frank Leeper, 45, was booked into jail on felony theft charges. When he was arrested, he was the director of slots at Sam's Town Hotel and... more »
  • Mother arrested after child is found with brain injury, human bite marks

    January 14, 2016 10:19 PM

    ZACHARY - A mother was booked into jail Thursday, accused of abusing her two-year-old child. Deputies wrote in arrest documents, emergency care workers reported a possible case of abuse after seeing the child of Doneisha Renee Carter before Christmas. Carter complained her son would not eat, was irritable, vomiting,... more »
  • Family arrested by sheriff's deputies after reporting home invasion

    January 14, 2016 9:14 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A family was booked into jail Wednesday after reporting they were victims of a home invasion because deputies found trace amounts of marijuana in their home. Clay and Dana Cowart, both 45, and their daughter, Tayler, 18, were charged with various drug offenses after Dana Cowart called... more »
  • Louisiana sheriff's deputy killed, former inmate arrested

    January 14, 2016 2:53 PM

    HOMER, La. - Authorities have arrested a former inmate in the death of a sheriff's deputy whose body was found earlier this week in a shallow grave near her north Louisiana home. Louisiana State Police Trooper Matt Harris says 35-year-old Jermaine Johnson was booked with second-degree murder on Tuesday. Bond... more »
  • LSU professor charged with theft, forgery and malfeasance

    January 8, 2016 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU professor is being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail on a $98,000 bond. Todd Shupe was booked Friday on 98 charges related to fraud and theft. When arrested, Shupe was a member of the faculty at the LSU Ag Center. According... more »
  • Nicholls State police dispatcher charged with disturbing the peace

    January 8, 2016 1:18 PM

    THIBODAUX - A Nicholls State University Police dispatcher faces a disturbing the peace charge after the staff at a Thibodaux apartment complex reported he yelled and cursed at them and that they were afraid of him. The Courier reports the Sheriff's Office responded Dec. 11 to Bayou Reserve Apartments... more »
  • Donaldsonville woman arrested for cheating Medicaid program

    December 10, 2015 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General’s Office says a Donaldsonville woman has been arrested for Medicaid fraud after she illegally billed the State Medicaid Program for health care services that were never performed. 52-year-old Sandra Fisher was charged with two counts of Medicaid fraud after she was accused of... more »
  • Husband charged in wife's murder

    December 5, 2015 12:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies booked a man into jail late Friday night hours after his wife died from a gun shot wound to the head. Louisa Garcia, 27, died at a hospital. Deputies responded to reports of her being shot around 11 a.m. Friday in the 8300 block... more »
  • Murder suspect arrested after he drove victim's truck to meeting with authorities

    December 3, 2015 7:17 PM

    GREENSBURG - A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of another man who had recently been arrested on sex charges. St. Helena Sheriff's deputies arrested Gene Allen Rawls (pictured above) Thursday. Investigators said Rawls showed up at a meeting with investigators in the dead victim's stolen... more »
  • Thanksgiving Day murder suspect arrested

    December 2, 2015 10:43 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A man wanted for a Thanksgiving Day murder is in custody after being arrested on the other side of the river, authorities released late Wednesday. Jerome Gray was arrested in the Sherwood area of Baton Rouge and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail. Eventually, he'll... more »
  • Arrested officers target of lawsuit for previous altercation

    November 7, 2015 1:06 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - An Ascension Parish man filed a lawsuit against two officers who now face murder charges more than a year before they were arrested. Norris Greenhouse and Derrick Stafford were charged with murder and attempted murder Friday in connection to a shooting where a six-year-old boy died. The... more »
  • Police officers arrested for shooting, killing 6-year-old Play Video

    November 6, 2015 10:26 PM

    MARKSVILLE – Two of four city marshals involved in a deadly shooting where a six-year-old died were booked into jail Friday night. Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse were charged with murder and attempted murder for the shooting death of Jeremy Mardis and the shooting and injury of his father,... more »
  • Father arrested after child is taken to hospital

    October 22, 2015 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they have arrested a 5-week-old girl's father on child cruelty charges. Charles Robinson is in custody after the child showed up at a Baton Rouge hospital with severe burns. Cpl. Don Coppola said the 5-week-old girl arrived at the hospital with burns on... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police officer arrested, accused of battery by strangulation

    October 21, 2015 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said an officer was booked into jail Wednesday on charges of domestic abuse by strangulation. The officer was identified as Melvin Cosey, 33. A spokesperson said in a news release, Cosey had two separate altercations with his wife at their home on October 15th and... more »
  • Kentucky woman arrested after boyfriend found in freezer

    October 4, 2015 2:39 PM

    SOMERSET, Ky. - A Kentucky woman is under arrest after her boyfriend's body was discovered in a freezer inside the couple's living room. A missing persons report was filed for 68-year-old Gary Ray Jenks last Tuesday. Fifty-one-year-old Teresa Owens was arrested the following day after deputies searched the couple's home.... more »
  • Priest accused of pointing musket at 8-year-old

    October 3, 2015 4:48 PM

    LITTLE FERRY, N.J. - Prosecutors say a priest accused of pointing a functioning musket at a young boy in a New Jersey church is free after posting $15,000 cash bail. Authorities say the incident may have been spurred by a football rivalry. The Rev. Kevin Carter is charged with child... more »
  • Man arrested after standoff with police and his kids

    October 2, 2015 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fight between a man and his girlfriend ended with his arrest Friday, police said. Baton Rouge Police were called to an apartment complex on Lake Calais Court after a woman said her boyfriend retreated inside their apartment after a fight and locked himself inside with... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Attorney arrested after courtroom outburst Play Video

    September 30, 2015 11:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An attorney found himself in a jail cell with defendants after mouthing off to a judge in a courtroom Tuesday. But, Jeffry Sanford said he was only standing up for justice. He said he used a few choice words in his frustrated explanation to a judge... more »
  • Case workers say they tried to get greedy mother on her feet Play Video

    September 29, 2015 11:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Child advocates said they tried everything they could to help a struggling mother before she was arrested recently but the woman was too greedy to care. Leticia Brothers, 27, was booked into jail for abuse, cruelty to juveniles, criminal neglect and encouraging neglect or delinquency in... more »
  • Sex offender arrested for third time

    September 25, 2015 11:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities booked a man into jail for the third time this week on allegations of committing a sex crime against a child. Marcus Dunn, 29, was charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile and attempted sexual battery. Detectives said Dunn was at an apartment complex on... more »
  • Village of Port Vincent clerk arrested for felony theft, malfeasance

    September 24, 2015 7:21 PM

    PORT VINCENT - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish say a Denham Springs woman turned herself in after she was accused of stealing more than $16,000 in cash from the Village of Port Vincent. 29-year-old Brandi Deaton was employed as the assistant clerk for the Village of Port Vincent from... more »
  • Officer that tackled former tennis star should be fired, says Blake

    September 12, 2015 1:57 PM

    NEW YORK - The former tennis star who was tackled during a mistaken arrest by a New York City police officer says the officer involved should lose his job. James Blake told The Associated Press on Saturday that Officer James Frascatore's history of excessive-force complaints means he shouldn't "ever have... more »
  • New information released in jug-tossing incidents

    August 31, 2015 9:46 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Bond was set at $105,000 for three teenagers accused of throwing water jugs at vehicles in Ascension Parish. Investigators released new information about the cases Monday, adding there were reports of vandalism as early as Aug. 17. Deputies said on that date a driver reported their vehicle... more »
  • Deputies announce arrest in weekend murder

    August 25, 2015 9:21 PM

    GREENSBURG - Sheriff's deputies announced the arrest of a man connected to a murder Sunday. Tuesday night, the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office said it arrested Ryan O'Neal Bradford in the death of Corey Muse. Bradford is charged with first-degree murder. Deputies said the arrest happened without incident but... more »
  • Fugitive sex offender arrested in Shreveport

    August 20, 2015 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Attorney General “Buddy” Caldwell’s office announced Thursday that a fugitive with a history of evading sex offender registration in Texas and Louisiana was captured in Shreveport. Agents with the Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit captured Kentrell Debose, 27, Tuesday in Shreveport. Caldwell’s office said Debose... more »
  • McKinley student accused of carrying gun in backpack

    August 18, 2015 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A McKinley High School junior accused of bringing a gun to school was arrested Tuesday after a gun was found in a backpack. Members of the School Drug Task Force booked Owen Salgado Galo, 17, into the Parish Prison for illegal carrying of a weapon on... more »
  • Man arrested, punched for trying to take officer's Taser

    August 6, 2015 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man was booked for resisting arrest after police said he tried to grab an officer's Taser during a struggle Wednesday night. Baton Rouge Police said officers were sent to Jackson Avenue over a fight between 48-year-old Lonald Ray Blakes and his wife. The... more »
  • Woman booked in road rage incident

    August 4, 2015 11:30 PM

    WALKER - Police said a woman was arrested last week, accused of pulling a gun in a road rage incident. Details of the arrest were released Tuesday. Rachel Ferguson, 35, was booked into jail on July 31st. She bonded out the same day, officers said. Ferguson was charged... more »
  • Deputies: couple got high at jail

    July 30, 2015 11:41 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Two people seemed to have surrendered to authorities on drug charges since they're accused of getting high at the jail. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said Candy Latiolais and Michael Duncan were arrested when deputies found Latiolais, who was visiting the jail, injecting narcotics into her arm... more »
  • Apartment managers accused of stealing rent money

    July 30, 2015 11:40 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies arrested a couple, accused of stealing rent money from the apartment complex they managed. Monica Berzas, 43, and her husband Michael, 44, face felony theft charges. Investigators said the pair collected rent from renters, wrote fake receipts and pocketed the money. Deputies believe the pair took... more »
  • Fugitive turned actor arrested

    July 28, 2015 9:07 PM

    TACOMA, WASHINGTON- A real life bank robber who plays a leading role in the movie "Marla Mae" was arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a newspaper story about the film. Jason Strange pleaded guilty to bank robbery in 2006 and got more than nine years in prison... more »
  • Local rapper "Spitta" arrested for drug possession again

    July 24, 2015 2:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested local rapper Jason "Spitta" Taylor again on drug charges Thursday night. 31-year-old Taylor is mostly known in the area for his anti-BRAVE song, which openly expresses his dislike for Baton Rouge law enforcement and narcotics agents. Police say they received an anonymous tip... more »
  • Man jailed for having gun at Louisiana military recruiting office

    July 22, 2015 3:07 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Police in Shreveport arrested a man for bringing an unloaded handgun to a military recruiting station. David S. Quinn was booked Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon. His arrest comes days after a man in Chattanooga shot at two military facilities, including a... more »
  • Animal control worker accused of using machete on dog Play Video

    July 15, 2015 4:46 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - An animal control worker was fired then arrested after he admitted to using a machete on a dog, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. Kevin Myrick had only worked for Iberville Animal Control for less than a year. Investigators said he was called out to a... more »
  • Donaldsonville man arrested in home invasion, shooting

    July 10, 2015 1:12 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested a Donaldsonville man Friday wanted in connection to a home invasion earlier this week. According to APSO, 22-year-old Morris Miles was arrested Friday after deputies received a tip that Miles was at a residence in Donaldsonville shortly before 11 a.m. Miles was... more »
  • Cop arrested for 'sloppy' work as NOPD investigates officer's murder

    July 6, 2015 11:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said he was angered by one of their own officer's "sloppy" police work when searching a suspect who investigators said later shot and killed a fellow officer. Police charged NOPD Officer Wardell Johnson with obstruction of justice, malfeasance in office and theft.... more »
  • Displaced families speak out after apartment blaze Play Video

    June 11, 2015 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Families are left picking up the burned pieces of what used to be their homes. Four families are displaced after flames took over their apartment complex on Sherwood Meadows Drive, Wednesday evening. "The apartment's on fire, the apartment's on fire." Kevin Dukes told News Two... more »
  • Former LSU, Southern FB player convicted in murder-for-hire

    June 4, 2015 10:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says former LSU and Southern University football player Nemessis Bates has been convicted of hiring hit men to kill a friend who had stolen from him. Polite says federal jurors convicted the 36-year-old Kenner man Thursday of soliciting a crime of violence, use... more »
  • LSU's Jevonte Domond arrested, indefinitely suspended

    May 26, 2015 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jevonte Domond, an offensive tackle for the LSU Tigers, is in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison without a bond following a Memorial Day arrest for felony domestic abuse battery. Domond, who saw little playing time last season, was arrested after his fiancé told detectives he... more »
  • Houma man arrested for murder

    May 16, 2015 3:14 PM

    COCODRIE- A man is charged with second degree murder after detectives discovered a body in Terrebonne Parish. Deputies arrested Simon Quinn, 46, of Houma after detectives found Robbie Coulon, 46, dead in Cocodrie Thursday evening. Witnesses told investigators Quinn would frequently visit Coulon and had an argument with... more »
  • Shooting leads to man's rape arrest

    May 14, 2015 12:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man wanted on rape charges here was tracked down in Alexandria when police arrested him there on attempted murder charges. Kenneth Johnson is accused of holding his ex-girlfriend against her will, beating and raping her. In Baton Rouge, he faces rape, battery and false imprisonment... more »
  • Police: student sold classmate drugs to assist with suicide

    May 8, 2015 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a teen boy after a classmate told a nurse at Belaire High School, she tried to commit suicide with drugs she bought from him in the cafeteria Friday. The girl, who was not identified in a police report obtained by WBRZ News 2, sought... more »
  • Red light camera rampage gets man arrested Play Video

    May 7, 2015 11:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the driver of a truck, accused of going on a red light camera rampage. Nelson Nixon is charged with damage to property relating to two incidents at the end of 2013. Investigators said Nelson drove his truck into two camera poles after he received... more »
  • Baltimore Police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots

    May 4, 2015 3:57 PM

    BALTIMORE- Baltimore police say they have arrested a man on a handgun charge near the scene of recent rioting over the death of a man fatally injured in officers' custody. Police tweeted Monday that reports that the man was shot were not accurate. Live television coverage and photos tweeted from... more »
  • Loose moose stabbed to death

    April 29, 2015 8:46 PM

    ANCHORAGE, ALASKA- Moose are a common sight in Anchorage but not three men jumping on one and using a large knife to stab it to death. Thet rio are now charged with animal cruelty, wanton waste of big game and tampering with evidence. A bike rider called police saying... more »
  • Police: WNBA's Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested

    April 23, 2015 12:26 PM

    GOODYEAR, AZ - Phoenix Mercury standout player Brittney Griner and fiancee and fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson have been arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct following a fight at their home in a Phoenix suburb. The two 24-year-olds were booked into jail in Phoenix following their arrests Wednesday... 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 »
  • Vigilante justice murder suspect arrested

    March 26, 2015 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A vigilante justice murder suspect surrendered to authorities Thursday. Baton Rouge Police said Yovanni Anibal Romos-Salazar was booked into jail on second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon charges. He is accused of killing Joel Guevara Sunday night on Quida Mae. The Investigative Unit... more »
  • Lawyers: Millionaire Robert Durst illegally arrested

    March 20, 2015 2:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Lawyers for Robert Durst say the millionaire was illegally arrested on charges that he murdered a woman in California, as well as drug and weapons charges filed in New Orleans. In papers filed Friday at the State Criminal District Court in New Orleans, William Gibbens and Dick DeGuerin... more »
  • Department store employee arrested after altercation with shopper

    March 17, 2015 11:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A department store employee was arrested and charged with obscenity after an altercation at the Dillard's in the Cortana Mall recently. According to arrest documents, a woman told authorities Brian Green, 26, exposed himself to her after following her around the store making unwanted advances. The... more »
  • Prairieville man arrested for theft

    March 16, 2015 2:23 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- A man wanted for theft in Ascension Parish, has turned himself into authorities. Melvin Cox Jr. was arrested after detectives found several 3-wheelers and a 4-wheeler, that were reported stolen, behind Cox's home in Prairieville. Cox is being charged with three counts of theft and three counts... more »
  • New Roads man arrested for rape

    March 10, 2015 2:43 PM

    NEW ROADS- A New Roads man has been accused of having sex with an underage girl. Authorities said 19-year-old Trevis Hutchinson drove to the 12-year-old victim's house and had sex with her in his car. That's when they say a witness drove up, sent the girl inside the house,... more »
  • Man wanted for kidnapping, battery arrested in Baton Rouge

    March 9, 2015 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A traffic stop in Baton Rouge has landed one man behind bars. Police stopped Gilbert Lathan on Sunday, when they saw Lathan toss a small bag of drugs under his car. Lathan, who already had a warrant out for his arrest on a number of charges... more »
  • Love triangle ends in drive-by shooting, arrest

    March 6, 2015 10:26 PM

    ZACHARY - A woman was grazed by a bullet that pierced the wall of her apartment after a man opened fire in the parking lot this week. Details of the incident were revealed Friday. Tavares Smith, 20, was booked into jail in connection with the shooting. Smith faces four... more »
  • Former EBRSO prison employee arrested for solicitation

    March 2, 2015 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former employee of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office was arrested for solicitation of prostitution Monday, according to the Sheriff's office. Jordan Zachary, 20, was employed by the EBRSO as a security worker at the parish prison for about seven months. Reports indicate Zachary... more »
  • Student talks about coming to the rescue after bully attacks bus driver Play Video

    February 27, 2015 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 14-year-old does not believe he is a hero, even though he was honored like one after stopping a school bus when the bus driver was knocked unconscious by an unruly student. Tayveon Slaughter saw what happened, watched the kid jump off the bus and then... more »
  • "Toe" Nash arrested on a list of charges

    February 27, 2015 8:41 PM

    ST. AMANT - Deputies arrested Gregory "Toe" Nash, 32, for failure to register as a sex offender Friday. Nash had been wanted on the charges since February 15th when the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said Nash no longer lived at the residence he listed on his paperwork and they... more »
  • BRPD: Teen arrested for knocking out bus driver

    February 27, 2015 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a 15-year-old student accused of punching a school bus driver multiple times in the head while she was driving the bus to school Thursday afternoon. Investigators said the incident happened at around 3 p.m. as the 26-year-old woman drove the bus in the 5100... more »
  • Teacher accused in student sex case bonds out of jail

    February 25, 2015 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish School System band instructor bailed out of jail a month after he was booked on forcible rape and prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student charges. Robert M. Lewis, 30, was fired the day after he was arrested. Lewis... more »
  • 3 Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying drone in Paris

    February 25, 2015 12:41 PM

    PARIS - The Paris prosecutors' office says three Al-Jazeera journalists have been arrested for illegally flying a drone. It said the three foreign nationals aged 70, 54 and 36 were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after police spotted the drone flying in the Bois de Boulogne woods in western Paris.... more »
  • Man arrested for robbing gas station with screwdriver

    February 25, 2015 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested a man accused of arming himself with a screwdriver and robbing a gas station on Tuesday night. 54-year-old Andrew Gayden Darce was identified through a tip and was taken into custody at his residence on E. Holly Drive... more »
  • Husband accused of lying in wait to kill wife

    February 24, 2015 11:02 PM

    BAKER - Deputies arrested a man, accused of lying in wait in an attempt to kill his wife. Details of the incident, which happened Monday, were revealed through arrest records obtained by WBRZ News 2. Sidney Kirk Pecora, 12000 block of Centerra Court, faces a list of charges including... more »
  • SU students arrested for trespassing

    February 23, 2015 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than a dozen Southern University students were arrested for trespassing by Baton Rouge City Police Monday morning. Police were called to the DeVille Apartments at 1325 North St. at 2 a.m. Multiple units responded and among them were police K-9. When police arrived, several people... more »
  • Some charges dropped against Livingston contractor

    February 19, 2015 11:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Some charges against contractor Corey Delahoussaye were dropped Thursday. Delahoussaye is accused of over-billing Livingston Parish for work related to Hurricane Gustav clean up. Twenty-two of the 81 counts against him were dropped by the district attorney in the area. The dropped charges are related to... more »
  • Police: boyfriend arrested in Atlanta after La. parking lot stabbing

    February 18, 2015 11:56 PM

    HAMMOND - A stabbing at a gas station turned into a multi-state investigation where the suspect was arrested in Atlanta. Police said a woman was stabbed in the parking lot of the Shell Travel Center on Highway 190 Monday evening. Details of the incident were released Wednesday, with word... more »
  • Police say dad had his 2-year-old help him steal from store

    February 17, 2015 10:19 PM

    GONZALES - A father is accused of having his daughter help him steal items from the city's Walmart. Police said they arrested Jonathan Brock Ledford, 27, after investigating a shoplifting complaint. Officers said Ledford hid about $58 worth of merchandise on himself and his 2-year-old daughter. Police reported... more »
  • Former krewe king arrested a second time

    February 12, 2015 10:44 AM

    HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputies say the former Mardi Gras krewe king arrested Monday for allegedly violating a sex offender law has been arrested a second time for using a social networking business site. The Courier reports deputies found 34-year-old Glynn Matherne had a LinkedIn profile that included his... more »
  • Driver accused of smashing into bus has $19,000 bond

    February 4, 2015 10:06 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The man accused of driving under the influence and slamming into a bus loaded with children remained in the Livingston Parish Jail overnight Wednesday on a $19,208 bond. Brandon Vince faces twenty charges following the wreck on Tuesday. He was booked after being released from the hospital.... more »
  • Man booked into jail after violent tirade

    February 2, 2015 10:31 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A man was booked into jail Monday after a violent tirade where a deputy was injured. Chad Butler, 36, was booked on a list of charges including battery, resisting an officer with force, criminal damage to property, and reckless operation. Deputies said a woman reported Butler earlier... more »
  • "Toe" Nash wanted for not registering as sex offender

    February 2, 2015 10:11 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies are looking for Gregory "Toe" Nash, 32, for failure to register as a sex offender. Deputies said Nash registered in November but when they did a compliance check at the address he listed, Nash was gone. Someone at the address on Robinson Lane told deputies Nash... more »
  • Deputy who foiled kidnapping: 'We just do what we are supposed to do' Play Video

    January 29, 2015 10:26 PM

    GREENSBURG - In an exclusive interview with WBRZ News 2 Thursday, a deputy recounted the moments of last weekend when he foiled a kidnapping involving a mother and her two-year-old child. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies released details of the incident, which began in Watson and wound through Tangipahoa and... more »
  • Man booked in abduction of mother, 2-year-old

    January 29, 2015 3:24 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Deputies arrested a man, accused of kidnapping a woman and her 2 year-old, then leading deputies on a high speed chase Saturday. Details of the arrest were released Thursday. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies reported that the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office said Charles Smith abducted the... more »

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