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  • Dead body found this morning on Jefferson Avenue

    September 23, 2013 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating the killing of a man found dead in Baton Rouge this morning. Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said the man was found in the 2600 block of Jefferson Avenue around 5:50 a.m. Police did not release details about how the man died,... more »
  • Murder suspect sought in Jade Avenue shooting

    June 6, 2013 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives are looking for a suspected murderer after a shooting last night on Jade Avenue. They say the suspect shot one man in the chest and fired at another man. 19 year old Franklin Lara was found in a pickup truck with... more »
  • Bayou Vista shooting death being investigated

    April 29, 2013 11:45 AM

    BAYOU VISTA - St. Mary Parish sheriff's detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man found on Columbus Avenue in Bayou Vista. Deputies tell The Advocate that gunshots were fired around 12:45 a.m. Monday. When deputies arrived, they found an unresponsive man who was later pronounced dead by the... more »
  • Southdowns parade to close parts of Stanford Avenue, Perkins Road Friday

    February 7, 2013 2:43 PM

    Baton Rouge- Portions of Stanford Avenue and Perkins Road in Baton Rouge will be closed due to the Southdowns Mardi Gras Parade Friday evening. This is in addition to residential streets in the Southdowns neighborhood. Stanford from Hyacinth Avenue to Perkins Road will be closed from 8 p.m.... more »
  • EBRSO investigates Gardere murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 24, 2012 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office continues searching for answers on a murder from Saturday night. 25-year-old Toliver Lyons was shot multiple times before he died behind a vacant apartment building around 8pm. His mother, Doretha Benson, said she heard he was running from... more »
  • Police: Man wanted for shooting two in car

    April 23, 2012 4:13 PM

    ROSELAND - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office wants your help to find a suspect that they say shot two people in a car Sunday, leaving them both in critical condition. Deserie Antonio Johnson, 31, is wanted on two counts of attempted second degree murder. Police reports say Johnson was... more »
  • Police work to identify woman shot in car

    March 1, 2012 9:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are trying to identity the 23-year-old woman shot dead in a car on Washington Avenue. It happened Thursday evening around 7:35pm. According to Baton Rouge Police, the woman was gunned down as she sat in the driver's seat in the 2800 block of Washington... more »
  • Fire destroys Baton Rouge barbershop

    January 3, 2012 5:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An early morning fire destroyed a barbershop Tuesday in Baton Rouge . Fire officials say they responded to a building fire in the 8400 block of Scotland Ave. around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. The fire started in the barbershop and firefighters managed to contain it there.... more »
  • Fire evicts an entire apartment building

    April 26, 2011 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Flames ripped through an apartment building at 8341 Ned Avenue sending many residents packing. It happened just after six Tuesday morning. Investigators aren't sure how the fire started, but sources say it could have been lightning. According to the Red Cross 15 adults and 3... more »
  • Suspect arrested in Skysail Ave. shooting

    April 21, 2011 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies have arrested a suspect in the shooting of a woman this afternoon on Skysail Avenue. Major Lawrence McLeary said investigators arrested Samuel Stewart this afternoon in suspicion of shooting a woman four times. He said around 12:55 p.m. East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies... more »
  • Victim dies in Baton Rouge shooting

    January 12, 2011 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are investigating Baton Rouge’s fourth murder of the year after the victim of a shooting last night died this morning. Sgt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said 29-year-old Eli McGee was shot at his home on Shay Avenue around 10:50 p.m. last night, and died... more »
  • One dead after shooting in north Baton Rouge

    December 23, 2010 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators are on the scene of a deadly shooting in north Baton Rouge. Emergency responders say police heard gunshots while in the 2000 block of 75th Avenue, and later found one person dead from multiple gunshot wounds at a residence in that area. Police are... more »

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