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  • Baker tire store back open after weekend fire Play Video

    November 24, 2014 6:30 PM

    BAKER - Firefighters are still checking for hot spots 24 hours after a warehouse was engulfed in flames over the weekend. The fire happened at a family-owned business called the Tire Shop in Baker. It destroyed the warehouse next to the business' commercial tire office and burned thousands of... more »
  • 2 more arrests, drugs seized in big synthetic pot bust

    November 19, 2014 2:46 PM

    BAKER - Detectives and Delta Narcotics Task Force agents reported two more arrests Wednesday in connection with a synthetic marijuana bust that happened on Tuesday. While conducting a further investigation into Mr. Happy's novelty and smoke shop on Plank Road in Baker, narcotics agents arrested the shop's owners, Dustin... more »
  • Police arrest man found passed out at hotel

    November 10, 2014 12:56 PM

    BAKER - Police said they arrested a man at a Baker hotel after housekeepers found him passed out in a room filled with drugs and drug paraphernalia. Staff from the Main Street hotel called Baker firefighters first after they entered the room and found 32-year-old Brandon Chaney unresponsive in... more »
  • Benches coming to Baker bus stops

    November 1, 2014 1:30 PM

    BAKER, La. - Bus riders may soon have seating at some of the Capital Area Transit System bus stops in Baker. The city council voted this past week to authorize Mayor Harold Rideau to enter into a contract with Giraffe Advertising to place benches at stops in the city. The... more »
  • Chief: Water rate increase needed for public safety Play Video

    October 22, 2014 6:52 PM

    BAKER - Once again, changes in water bills for Baker residents are on the table for discussion. Chief of Police Mike Knaps said he's proposing that the city council increase the base water rate from $9 to between $15 and $20 in order to make up for cuts to... more »
  • After freak death, mother planning daughter's funeral on birthday Play Video

    October 20, 2014 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mother started planning her daughter's funeral on the 21-year-old's birthday Monday. Taylor McGonigle, 21, died Sunday after being hit in the head by a column from a building in the French Quarter. Police said a drunk driver lost control and hit the column, causing it... more »
  • Baker leaders create group to deal with tall grass Play Video

    September 23, 2014 3:54 PM

    BAKER - Overgrown grass near blighted properties is on the rise in Baker, and the city council took a step toward tackling the blight Tuesday evening. The city council created a blight committee to get the grass cut. Councilman Pete Heine's plan calls for the city to put overgrown... more »
  • Police: man shot Baker teen in self-defense, booked on drug charges

    August 29, 2014 3:55 PM

    BAKER - Police said they arrested a man on other charges after he shot and killed a teen in self-defense Thursday night. Officers responded to Heath Drive around 10 p.m. where they found 19-year-old Laquincia Wilkerson on the ground. Police confirmed that she had been shot and killed. ... more »
  • Teen girl killed in Baker shooting Play Video

    August 28, 2014 10:49 PM

    BAKER- Police are investigating a shooting near the edge of city limits that happened Thursday night. Officers were dispatched to Heath Drive. A source told WBRZ News 2, police were advised that a woman was found on the ground, unresponsive. Investigators confirm an 18-year-old woman was shot and killed.... more »
  • Man accused of attempted murder after chase

    August 15, 2014 3:53 PM

    ZACHARY - A man wanted in connection with a burglary in Zachary now faces an attempted murder charge after authorities said he tried to run over a police officer during a high speed chase. On Aug. 12, 21-year-old Chavis Duncan of Baker went to visit his probation office at... more »
  • Accused pastry bandit a no show at council meeting

    August 12, 2014 10:23 PM

    BAKER - Council member John Givens was absent from Tuesday's city council meeting where residents were hoping to share their frustration over his recent arrest with him. Givens faces charges in a bizarre argument at a store , where he is accused of eating a pastry and not paying... more »
  • Baker councilman at center of pastry theft case

    August 6, 2014 5:58 PM

    BAKER- A councilman here has a warrant out for his arrest, accused of stealing a pastry from a meat market and then threatening a store worker who confronted him about the alleged theft. The warrant for John Givens was issued Wednesday, a day after police were called to Ragusa's... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Baker

    July 27, 2014 11:08 PM

    BAKER - Sandwhiched between Scotlandville and Zachary, the Baker Buffalos are trying one again to establish an identity as a force to be reckoned with, starting with district 3-7A. The Buffalos went 1-9 in 2012, the first year under head coach Richard Oliver, but improved to 3-7 last year... more »
  • Budget axe swings, takes out police and fire positions Play Video

    July 22, 2014 10:25 PM

    BAKER - Six positions were cut from the city of Baker's budget Tuesday, two firefighters and four police officers. The cuts will help balance the budget that had a near million dollar deficit. The move was approved by the council when it backed the balanced 2014-2015 budget. "We're... more »
  • Baker to hire collection agency for warrants Play Video

    July 21, 2014 3:49 PM

    BAKER - Baker council members will consider hiring a collection agency Tuesday to go after people who owe money for outstanding warrants. Faced with budget cuts to break even, council members will also consider a collection fee of up to 30 percent. Councilman John Givens says Baker has more... more »
  • Apartment flooding continues to trap residents Play Video

    July 18, 2014 6:33 PM

    BAKER - A group of people in Baker have been dealing with flooding issues for more than a decade and say they get trapped in their apartment complex whenever there's heavy rain. The Bent Tree Manor Apartment Complex off Plank Road has poor drainage, and it makes getting in... more »
  • Lawsuit filed over Baker triple murder

    July 8, 2014 10:25 PM

    BAKER- A lawsuit has been filed over a deadly shooting at the Baker Civic Club earlier this year. The suit targets the owners of the club, the entertainment company involved in setting up the party, and the Baker Police Chief. According to court documents, Javaughn Simmons, who was injured... more »
  • Apartment flooding traps residents inside complex Play Video

    June 26, 2014 5:12 PM

    BAKER - For a group of people who live in Baker, rain is proving to be much more than an inconvenience. It is actually blocking residents from leaving their home and trapping them inside an apartment complex on Plank Road. People living at the Bent Tree Manor Apartments said... more »
  • New charter school opening in Baker Play Video

    June 26, 2014 9:52 AM

    BAKER - We might be in the heat of summer, but it's already time start thinking about heading back to school. A $7 million charter school is now in the works for Baker. Impact Charter Elementary will be the first new school in the city in several decades. Principal... more »
  • Baker council closes tap on water, sewer rate increases

    June 10, 2014 8:49 PM

    BAKER- City leaders refused to increase water and sewer rates at a meeting Tuesday evening. The mayor said the most expensive increase would barely double rates but not everyone would see an increase that high. Water rates would increase between $6 and $8, sewer rates would raise bills about... more »
  • Chief says mayor's plan makes Baker more dangerous Play Video

    June 10, 2014 4:56 PM

    BAKER - Baker City leaders are pitted against each other in a faceoff over a budget that is $800,000 short. Mayor Harold Rideau proposed a few fixes, but they're controversial. Baker has been tapping into reserves from previous years' surplus, but by now the account is running dry. Some... more »
  • Baker backs away from party law, suggests resolution instead

    June 9, 2014 8:38 PM

    BAKER- City leaders scrapped a plan for an ordinance that would have required a special permit before certain venues can host birthday parties or similar events for teenagers. Instead, city council members decided on writing a resolution to encourage businesses to follow a list of suggested ways to make events... more »
  • Residents frustrated over proposed rate increase Play Video

    June 3, 2014 9:52 PM

    BAKER - A crowed wasn't shy about sharing their thoughts on proposed utility rate hikes Tuesday night. Hikes to water and sewer services would help balance the city's budget. It is set to have an $800,000 hole. The city council is split on raising the rates, although some leaders... more »
  • Budget cuts push cops to look for new jobs

    May 30, 2014 10:16 PM

    BAKER - Baker police officers have applied for new jobs with citywide budget cuts possibly coming soon. Two full-time patrol officers have already been cut from the Baker Police Department, and Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps believes more cuts are on the horizon. The department's questionable future has some... more »
  • Town's $800,000 problem Play Video

    May 27, 2014 10:32 PM

    BAKER - City leaders moved forward with discussions about raising sewage and water rates to ease a more than $800,000 budget shortfall. Tuesday night, Baker council members introduced a measure that would increase the rates between $8 and $10 per household each month. "We really don't have a... more »
  • After triple murder, Baker talks about permits for parties

    May 13, 2014 10:45 PM

    BAKER- The city council began discussing requiring permits for teenage parties following a triple murder where three teenagers were killed in March. City leaders will work with legal representatives to draft the ordinance before it is introduced and put before a vote by the council. Leaders hope it will... more »
  • Baker gets serious about crime, sagging pants and a planned dump

    April 22, 2014 10:38 PM

    BAKER- City leaders discussed a series of important issues that have become talking point among people in all parts of the capital region. Tuesday night, violent crime, sagging pants and an unwanted landfill were discussed at the city council meeting. Parents were encouraged to talk to their kids... more »
  • 16-year-old triple murder suspect moved to adult jail

    April 16, 2014 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies escorted a 16-year-old accused triple murderer into the adult prison Wednesday afternoon. Inside, Nakeydran Williams will await trial for a shooting in Baker nearly three weeks ago where four other teenagers were shot. Three died in the incident and a fourth survived. For the... more »
  • Hearing highlights details of triple murder

    April 14, 2014 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Investigators took the stand during a day-long hearing to discuss moving a 16-year-old accused killer from juvenile detention to parish prison and have the case against him heard in district court where he'll face adult charges. Eventually, a juvenile court judge decided to transfer Nakeydran Williams' case... more »
  • Parents walk in Baker to stop violence Play Video

    April 12, 2014 4:56 PM

    BAKER - A group of parents demanded peace and an end to violence during a march in Baker Saturday. The group called Parents Against Violent Exposures, or PAVE, hit the pavement with one goal. "We feel that trying to draw attention and awareness, hoping that other parents will... more »
  • Teens get serious about violence after triple murder Play Video

    April 11, 2014 10:34 PM

    BAKER - Parents, friends, and peers met Friday night, two weeks after three teens were murdered at the Baker Civic Club, to talk about violence in the community. "Gun play is serious nowadays," said one teen. "You have to watch you (sic) back. My parents don't let me go... more »
  • In wake of triple murder, everyone talks about the future Play Video

    April 8, 2014 10:33 PM

    BAKER - Hazel Mitchell, President of the Baker Civic Club, says since three kids were murdered and a fourth was hospitalized after an incident at her club, the venue is hurting. "Not financially, our hearts are broken, because of what happened in our city, in our facility that we... more »
  • Final funerals held for murdered teens Play Video

    April 5, 2014 10:42 PM

    BAKER- The last of three teenagers murdered last week were buried Saturday. Funerals for Diontrey Claiborne, 18, and Kendal Dorsey, 15, were heavily attended a day after another shooting victim, 15-year-old Marcell Franklin, was laid to rest. "No mother should have to bury their child. That's one of... more »
  • After triple murder, council to discuss security

    April 4, 2014 10:56 PM

    BAKER- More than a week after a triple murder left three teens dead and a fourth hospitalized, city leaders will talk about violence and ways to curb it. Next Tuesday, the Baker City Council will discuss various items at its regular meeting. Two will be spearheaded by Councilwoman Joyce... more »
  • Community remembers triple murder victims Play Video

    April 3, 2014 10:31 PM

    BAKER - A group met near the scene of a triple murder Thursday night for a vigil in support and remembrance of three teens who were shot dead. Parents and community leaders are trying to put a stop to the violence, nearly a week after the shooting at a... more »
  • Council looks for solutions after shooting Play Video

    April 2, 2014 6:14 PM

    BAKER - City leaders called on the community to come together after a triple murder in Baker. The murders prompted the city council to call a special meeting to look for solutions in stopping violence. Council President Joyce Burges called last weekend's shooting a wake-up call for the... more »
  • More arrests could come in Baker murders Play Video

    April 1, 2014 6:16 PM

    BAKER- More arrests could happen after a boy was charged with murdering three teens at a birthday party at the Baker Civic Club on Friday. Nakeydran Williams, 16, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in the shooting. Baker Chief of... more »
  • Councilman: curfew good idea after triple murder Play Video

    March 31, 2014 9:50 PM

    BAKER - Town leaders want to put a community at ease after a triple murder left three teenagers dead and a fourth injured. Authorities identified Nakeydran Williams, 16, as the shooter in the killing of 15-year-old Marcell Franklin, 15-year-old Kendal Dorsey and 18-year-old Diontrey Claiborne. Javaughn Simmons, 19, was... more »
  • Police: Deadly party lacked proper security Play Video

    March 31, 2014 6:10 PM

    BAKER - One teen said Monday she was standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the shooter in Baker when he opened fire at a birthday party Friday night, killing three teens and wounding another. "You see that type of stuff on the movies and stuff, but you would never think that it... more »
  • Families of quadruple shooting victims speak out Play Video

    March 30, 2014 7:05 PM

    BAKER - Family members are speaking out after a shooting killed three teens and sent another to a hospital Friday night. The mother of the only victim to survive the shooting told News 2 on the phone that Friday night was "pure chaos." Shots rang out at a crowded... more »
  • Home towns released for teens killed at La. party

    March 30, 2014 3:04 PM

    BAKER, La. - Police in Baker, La., say two teenage boys and a 15-year-old girl killed at a private birthday party in Baker were from nearby cities. Chief Mike Knaps says in an email Sunday that investigators are still interviewing witnesses and don't yet know a motive for the shooting... more »
  • UPDATE: Teen arrested in Baker triple murder Play Video

    March 29, 2014 10:35 AM

    BAKER - A 16-year-old male was arrested, accused in a shooting at a party in Baker where three teens were killed. The suspect's name was not released since he is a juvenile. He's charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of... more »
  • Police point to discipline problems for teacher arrest Play Video

    March 14, 2014 6:29 PM

    BAKER- Police are pointing to discipline problems at Baker Middle School as a reason one teacher may have taken discipline into her own hands. Deborah Anderson was arrested and charged with simple battery after police say she grabbed a student's shirt and 'yanked' him into the hallway because his... more »
  • Student talks about incident that got teacher arrested Play Video

    March 13, 2014 8:12 PM

    BAKER - A mom is concerned about where her son will attend school after a teacher was arrested for "yanking" him by his clothes. "I don't even want him to go back to school," said mom Charity Schofield. "I don't want him back there because I feel like what... more »
  • City leader wants clarity on saggy pants ban

    March 10, 2014 11:06 PM

    BAKER- One city leaders wants a discussion on how a 2008 law is being enforced dealing with low-hanging pants. Joyce Burges will lead the talk about the law at the city council meeting Tuesday. Currently, pants that hang below the waste and expose underwear or skin is illegal. ... more »
  • Home damaged by plane crash finally demolished Play Video

    March 10, 2014 5:37 PM

    BAKER- After months of waiting, residents of a quiet Baker neighborhood will get some closure as a home damaged in a plane crash last year is finally torn down. The plane crashed shortly after the pilot took off from Baton Rouge Metro Airport in June 2013. "I saw... more »
  • Baton Rouge house searched; drugs, a gun, and $5k found

    March 9, 2014 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baker police say they found heroin and more than $5,000 during a search of a Baton Rouge house Friday. Police say they arrested 22-year-old Robert Cole after searching his house on the 5000 block of Truman Street in Baton Rouge. Detectives say they found Cole... more »
  • Baker faces state scrutiny over audit Play Video

    March 5, 2014 5:23 PM

    BAKER - The city of Baker has a financial mess on its hands after a new company they hired could not complete the yearly audit required by state law. Now Baker's facing scrutiny from the state, after the audit could not be finished because of incomplete financial records. ... more »
  • Time winding down to get rid of damaged house Play Video

    March 3, 2014 10:07 PM

    BAKER - A homeowner has two weeks to tear down an eyesore in Baker or the city says they'll do it for him. It's been almost nine months since a small plane crashed into a Baker neighborhood. The wreckage hasn't changed much since the accident, and people who live... more »
  • Two women hit by vehicle, seriously injured Tuesday night

    February 12, 2014 12:22 AM

    BAKER- Police spent Tuesday evening interviewing the driver of a vehicle that hit two women, severely injuring both of them. The women were rushed to an area hospital after the crash on South Magnolia, off Highway 19. Their conditions were described as very serious by first responders on the... more »
  • BREC offers day camp for closed EBR schools

    January 23, 2014 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BREC officials said they would offer a one-day winter camp for kids who are out of school Friday in Baker, Central, and Zachary. The following BREC facilities will hold the day camp from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at a cost of $10 per child. Kids... more »
  • Owner of burned home given an ultimatum

    January 14, 2014 10:46 PM

    BAKER- City leaders gave a homeowner less than three months to demolish his home after it burned when a plane crashed into it seven months ago. Since the crash, the home has sat vacant and charred. Neighbors say it's an eyesore and want it torn down. The pilot... more »
  • Plane crash site an 'eyesore' for neighbors Play Video

    January 13, 2014 9:50 PM

    BAKER - People who live near a home that was the scene of a plane crash last year are putting heat on city leaders to destroy what is left of the charred home. In June, John Fowler had no where else to crash then into the home on Rue Jennifer,... more »
  • LSP identifies victim in deadly New Year's crash Play Video

    January 1, 2014 4:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police identified the victim in a deadly New Year's Eve crash in East Baton Rouge Parish. Trooper Jared Sandifer said 51-year-old Patricia Titus died in the four-vehicle wreck, which happened just after 10:30 pm Tuesday night on Plank Road. Investigators said Christopher Price, 20,... more »
  • Police find drugs, arrest one at Baker business Play Video

    December 18, 2013 9:43 PM

    BAKER - A month long police investigation into a shoe shop took drugs off the streets in Baker Wednesday evening. The Baker Police Department, Criminal Investigations Division and the Special Response Team served a search warrant at Hebrard's Shoe Shine and Repair. Inside authorities said they found Warren "Worm"... more »
  • Baker's police chief and mayor feud over budget Play Video

    December 5, 2013 4:21 PM

    BAKER - The mayor and police chief of Baker are up in arms over the city's reduced budget. Chief Mike Knaps wants to hire new officers to fill vacant positions, but the mayor won't allow it. Right now the police department is down one patrol officer and three... more »
  • Baker water rates could go up Play Video

    October 9, 2013 5:38 PM

    BAKER - The Baker City Council has started the process of raising water rates in the city to help pay down some debt. Baker is in the red $2 million after upgrading its aging water system. Today during a work session, some council members suggest raising water rates by... more »
  • Arrest made in morning murder

    September 26, 2013 5:59 PM

    BAKER - Police arrested a Baker man this evening in connection with a shooting death earlier today. Chief Mike Knaps said investigators arrested Kyran Davonta Eby, 21, after he turned himself in. Knaps said officers learned Eby'd had an argument with Garland Ruffin, 33, outside an apartment complex... more »
  • Budget cuts could close fire station in Baker Play Video

    September 10, 2013 5:53 PM

    BAKER - Thousands of people in Baker could lose their fire protection in November, which is when the fire chief plans to close one of their two stations due to budget cuts. The Lavey Lane fire station will close Nov. 1 if funds aren't found to keep it open,... more »
  • Sketch released after attempted abduction Play Video

    September 3, 2013 5:37 PM

    BAKER - Parents are on high alert in Baker after a man tried to abduct a 15-year-old girl as she was walking home from the library. Police said the teen was ambushed and the man tried throwing her in the vehicle but she broke free and took off. This... more »

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