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  • Authorities: House fire and car burglary likely related Play Video

    April 11, 2014 9:04 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Investigators believe a car break-in, the vehicle and house fire that followed are related. Thursday night, crews responded to a fire on Hope Circle in Livingston Parish near Lockhart Dr. The house and a car underneath the awning were destroyed. The house had been foreclosed... more »
  • Mudslide fatalities expected to increase substantially

    March 27, 2014 12:00 PM

    DARRINGTON, Wash. - State authorities in Washington say the number of fatalities from a mudslide will go up substantially in the next two days. Sixteen bodies have been recovered, with nine more found as of Wednesday night. The Snohomish County District 21 Fire Chief says that officials are... more »
  • Missing persons case filed for LSU fraternity member Play Video

    August 27, 2013 11:28 PM

    UPDATE - This story has several significant updates linked under "Related Articles." BATON ROUGE- Police said a missing persons case is open for a member of an LSU fraternity who never returned home from a party the first week of school. Chris Broussard was reported missing Tuesday. He... more »
  • Woman dies after being hit by pizza delivery driver Play Video

    August 17, 2013 1:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 57-year-old woman died from injuries sustained after she was hit by a pizza delivery driver Friday night on Tiger Bend Road. Sheriff's deputies identified the woman as Pamela Walton and said the investigation continues. Deputies added the driver who hit Walton was cooperating. Investigators said... more »
  • Theft victims say crook spied on them before making his move Play Video

    August 16, 2013 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A couple got a shock recently; a burglar was rummaging through their bedroom late at night. There "was a tall man with a bandanna the western style bandanna wrapped around his head," homeowner Kim Anderson said about who was in her bedroom a few nights ago. ... more »
  • Woman hit by vehicle, rushed to area hospital

    August 16, 2013 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies are investigating a crash where a woman was severely injured when she was hit by a vehicle. Investigators said the woman was standing along Tigerbend when she was hit. The crash happened about 8:20 Friday night. Part of the roadway was closed. The... more »
  • Authorities investigating shot alligators

    April 30, 2013 10:32 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The owners of Alligator Bayou Swamp Tours said authorities are investigating the killing of several alligators on their property. The gators were found shot sometime Monday, according to the business. News 2's Michael Shingleton will have more details starting at 5 p.m. more »
  • Autopsy showed Moore died of blunt force trauma

    March 6, 2013 8:44 AM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss.- Authorities have charged an inmate in the death of another prisoner at the Jackson County jail. Testimony at an initial court appearance Tuesday was that Dionte R. Jones struck Anthony Eugene Moore with a closed fist, causing Moore's head to strike a concrete floor at the Jackson County... more »
  • La. troopers giving a hand in NJ

    November 5, 2012 10:28 AM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Eight states are lending law enforcement power to New Jersey in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Attorney General Jeff Chiesa swore in more than 200 out-of-state troopers Monday. The troopers, who are on loan from as far away as Mississippi, will handle security checkpoints and conduct patrols... more »
  • Livingston Parish authorities hold 'Night Out Against Crime'

    August 7, 2012 11:01 AM

    WALKER - Law enforcement agencies in Livingston Parish scheduled their annual "Night Out Against Crime" event for this evening in Walker. The annual event includes activities for families and the chance for them to interact with members from more than two dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies,... more »
  • Feds name 4 suspects linked to Fast and Furious

    July 9, 2012 1:26 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - Authorities have made a rare disclosure linked to the botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious, revealing the identities of four men accused of involvement in the shooting death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent 18 months ago. The information comes in the wake of... more »
  • Authorities warn escaped teens may be dangerous Play Video

    July 4, 2012 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement continued searching for two teens who were discovered missing from the Jetson Correctional Facility. The teens, 15-year-old Demonte Washington and 18-year-old Clarence McWilliams, were unaccounted for during a head count at 8:15 p.m. last night. Their charges range from simple burglary to carjacking, according... more »
  • 2 dead, child injured after multiple shooting

    June 8, 2012 6:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE -Sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a multiple shooting this morning that left two people dead and a child injured. It happened at a home on Magazine Drive, just off of S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Few details are known at this time, but officials have... more »
  • Authorities searching for escaped trusty

    May 22, 2012 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A trusty arrested for drug charges walked away from an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department facility today, according to a department spokesperson. Casey Rayborn Hicks said Raymond Ballard, 45, walked off the EBRSO substation in Central. Ballard was arrested in April in suspicion of cocaine... more »
  • Authorities investigate late night shooting in BR

    March 27, 2012 6:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police in Baton Rouge are investigating a shooting that sent at least one person to the hospital last night. It happened in the 10000 block of Gerald Drive around 10 p.m. Monday. Few other details are known at this time. News 2 will bring you... more »
  • Authorities search for suspect who tried to run over trooper

    March 23, 2012 4:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement officials are searching for the suspect who allegedly attempted to run over a Louisiana State Trooper early Friday morning. State Police say a trooper was on duty around 2 a.m. this morning when he witnessed a vehicle leaving a gas station on College Drive... more »
  • Assumption Parish authorities investigating Post Office burglary

    March 14, 2012 3:16 PM

    Belle Rose -Authorities in Assumption Parish are investigating a burglary at the Belle Rose Post Office. Detectives say someone smashed into the Post Office, and rummaged through several areas of the building. No word yet on what has been stolen, or who may be responsible. Anyone with... more »
  • Pointe Coupee authorities catch escaped inmate

    March 13, 2012 3:16 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - The Sheriff's office in Pointe Coupee reported Tuesday that an inmate who escaped after a vehicle crash was captured at around 3:30 p.m. Deljoati Smith took off as he was being brought back to the jail from a skills training facility in Lacassine. Smith was... more »
  • LISTEN: Authorities release 911 tapes of car submerged in bayou Play Video

    February 23, 2012 10:22 AM

    ST. AMANT - 911 tapes revealed the frantic efforts of rescuers as they tried to pull a woman and four children from a submerged car in Ascension Parish the night of Mardi Gras. The calls include the wife of a man who jumped into the Black Bayou to try... more »
  • Murder suspect turns himself in to authorities

    December 27, 2011 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A murder suspect surrendered to authorities searching for him earlier this morning, according to Baton Rouge Police. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Joshua Edward Dixon, 19, turned himself in to the Baton Rouge Police and U. S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force today. Dixon was accused of... more »
  • Neighborhood uses crime district money to add cameras

    November 8, 2011 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A neighborhood in the Gardere area is stepping up its efforts against crime by getting cameras for the streets. The Hermitage-Cross Creek Crime Prevention District already uses its money to pay for extra patrols, but now it wants 12 cameras scattered to keep an eye when authorities... more »
  • Authorities trying to determine cause of fish kill

    August 14, 2011 3:09 PM

    BOGALUSA, La.- Authorities are investigating what triggered a fish kill on the Pearl River near Bogalusa. Agencies from Louisiana and Mississippi are trying to find out where a dark liquid on the river came from. It appears to be from a pipeline a few miles upriver from the kill.... more »
  • DWI checkpoints, speed traps shared on Facebook

    June 16, 2011 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Facebook page takes the surprise out of police checkpoints. It solicits people to post locations as they see them. It's a warning for drivers and there's a mixed reaction from police about it. Lt. Doug Cain with Louisiana State Police said, "If the intent is... more »
  • Authorities seize items at BR flea market

    March 17, 2011 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal and state authorities seized merchandise and arrested several people at a Baton Rouge flea market this morning. Agents with Homeland Security, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and the EBR Parish Sheriff's Office were seen taking boxes of purses, wallets and other items from the Number One... more »
  • Former broker accused of swindling almost $1M from clients

    January 28, 2011 3:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Federal authorities in New Orleans accused a former stock broker today of stealing almost a million dollars from his clients. Michael Wooton, 45, of Metairie was charged in federal court with mail fraud, according to U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. Prosecutors claim that starting in 2006, Wooton... more »
  • Authorities: 2nd man cleared in Giffords shooting

    January 9, 2011 2:28 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz.- Arizona authorities say a second man has been cleared of any involvement in an attempted assassination of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson. Pima County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Ogan said Sunday that the man was a cab driver who drove the gunman to the grocery store outside... more »
  • Police searching for armed hotel robber

    December 29, 2010 3:08 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Authorities are asking for help identifying and locating the man that robbed a hotel in Denham Springs earlier this week. Monday night, city police were called to the Candlewood Suites Hotel on Rushing Rd. and told that around 9:30 p.m. an armed man had come into the... more »
  • Purse-snatching suspect arrested after search

    December 16, 2010 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police say a man suspected of stealing a woman's purse in the Capitol area has been arrested after a short pursuit and manhunt. Trooper Russell Graham said Dept. of Public Safety officers chased the man into the Spanishtown area after the incident occurred. Baton... more »
  • Body found in Arizona linked to girl in Louisiana

    November 15, 2010 5:09 PM

    PHOENIX - Arizona authorities say they have discovered the body of a woman believed to be the missing mother of a girl found dead in Louisiana. Sheriff's officials say the possible remains of 31-year-old Suellen Roberts were found Monday in a remote area off Interstate 40 in northwestern Arizona. Thomas... more »
  • Security zone put in place around Deepwater Horizon

    October 27, 2010 3:35 PM

    Federal authorities have ordered a security zone be created around the Deepwater Horizon’s wreckage in order to protect any evidence that may still be near the blown well. The zone extends 750 feet in all directions from the wreckage site and its debris field, and companies that could enter the... more »
  • Mayor of St. Gabriel indicted in federal corruption case

    September 29, 2010 3:28 PM

    Federal authorities have indicted the mayor of St. Gabriel in a wide-ranging racketeering and corruption investigation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baton Rouge today unsealed an indictment against George Grace for 11 counts of racketeering, bribery, and mail fraud among other charges. The indictment alleges that Mayor Grace took bribes... more »
  • Authorities search for 13 from 'cult-like' sect

    September 19, 2010 9:41 AM

    Deputies searched a wide swath of Southern California early Sunday for a break-off religious sect of 13 people that included children as young as three and left behind letters indicating they were awaiting an apocalyptic event and would soon see Jesus and their dead relatives in heaven, authorities said. The... more »
  • 'No Refusal' campaign guarantees evidence in DWI cases

    September 3, 2010 10:21 PM

    Authorities warn not to even try getting out of taking a breath test if police stop you for drunk driving this holiday weekend. The "No Refusal" campaign gives authorities an old tool to use against you in a new way. If you're arrested for impaired driving, your first stop is... more »
  • Authorities encourage safety during Memorial Day weekend

    May 28, 2010 9:45 PM

    Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, but already, at least six-people have drowned in the Baton Rouge area. Two of those drownings were in the Amite River, and deputies in Livingston Parish hope the threat of high-priced tickets and possible jail time will sink-in with people... more »

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