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  • Authorities seek person of interest in fatal St. Tammany Parish stabbing

    June 26, 2017 3:21 PM

    ABITA SPRINGS - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking a person of interest in connection with a fatal stabbing in the Abita Springs area. Deputies are currently seeking a Honduran national known as "Veto". He is in his mid-to-late 50s and approximately 5’6” tall. He has a... more »
  • LSP: Unrestrained driver killed in Evangeline Parish crash

    June 25, 2017 8:56 PM

    EVANGELINE PARISH - Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left one person dead early Sunday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred just after midnight on Harrison Road near LA 29. Police say 36-year-old Jacob McDaniel of Boyce was traveling in his 2000 Ford F-150... more »
  • Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

    June 25, 2017 6:43 PM

    WEATHERFORD, Texas - Authorities say a Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in the hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson, and that they didn't lock themselves in, as she initially said. Cynthia Marie Randolph,... more »
  • Shreveport police investigating body found in abandoned home

    June 25, 2017 4:15 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Police are investigating an abandoned home where a body was found Sunday. According to a report from KTBS, police say a person walked into the home in the 400 block of Davis St. in Shreveport, discovered the remains and called authorities. Corporal Angie Willhite told KTBS... more »
  • Man charged with vehicular homicide after passenger dies in crash on I-10

    June 24, 2017 10:18 PM

    LAFAYETTE - State police say a man was charged with vehicular homicide following a single-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of one of his passengers Saturday. According to Louisiana State Police, troopers responded to the scene on I-10 West in Lafayette around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Police say 24-year-old... more »
  • 19-year-old motorcyclist killed in Iberia Parish crash

    June 24, 2017 8:49 PM

    NEW IBERIA - A man is dead after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a tree Saturday. According to the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, 19-year-old Logan Migues of Breaux Bridge was traveling in the 8000 block of Chastant Road early Saturday afternoon. Deputies say Migues... more »
  • Louisiana man sentenced for theft of $165,000 in benefits

    June 24, 2017 7:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Thibodaux man has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to pay back more than $165,000 in fraudulently obtained Social Security benefits. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says in a news release that 42-year-old Clint A. Schwab was sentenced Thursday.... more »
  • Abandoned bridge collapses into tropical storm-driven flood

    June 24, 2017 3:59 PM

    STATE LINE, Miss. - The remains of a historic bridge over a southeast Mississippi river have collapsed because of flooding caused by the former Tropical Storm Cindy. WDAM-TV reports the former Mississippi 42 bridge fell into the Chickasawhay River on Thursday. The abandoned bridge was on... more »
  • Governor Edwards signs bill requiring warning signs for speed cameras

    June 24, 2017 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Cities and towns that use cameras to catch speeders will soon have to post signs notifying drivers about the monitoring. Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law a bill requiring the signs to be posted between 250 feet and 500 feet of the location... more »
  • Accused robber hospitalized after being shot in St. Helena Parish

    June 21, 2017 8:59 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH - A man is in the hospital after a failed robbery attempt at a store in St. Helena Parish. Authorities were called to the scene at the intersection of Highway 448 and Highway 10. There, they discovered a person shot a man in the leg after... more »
  • Man accused of sneaking into home, raping 6-year-old

    June 21, 2017 5:01 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH- Authorities have arrested a man accused of sneaking into a family's home, raping a 6-year-old girl and threatening one of her relatives. According to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Patrick Callegan of White Castle was questioned after he allegedly raped the girl Sunday morning. Callegan reportedly... more »
  • Boy dies in Alabama during Tropical Storm Cindy

    June 21, 2017 1:36 PM

    FORT MORGAN - A sheriff's captain says a 10-year-old Missouri boy has died on the Alabama coast after being fatally struck by a log washed in by storm surge from Tropical Storm Cindy. Baldwin County Sheriff's Capt. Stephen Arthur says the boy was hit by the debris Wednesday... more »
  • Sex offender arrested after failing to register in Ascension Parish

    June 20, 2017 4:00 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a man after he failed to register as a sex offender following another arrest. According to the sheriff's office, 36-year-old Sydney Fairchild is classified as a Tier I sex offender. He failed to complete his registration after he was... more »
  • Senate confirms Trump's nominee to head FEMA

    June 20, 2017 1:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has confirmed the nomination of President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The vote was 95-4 on Tuesday for Brock Long. He previously ran Alabama's Emergency Management Agency and served as that state's on-scene incident commander during the Deepwater Horizon oil... more »
  • New seafood promotion, marketing leader named in Louisiana

    June 19, 2017 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has a new chief promoter for its seafood industry. Former state lawmaker Bryan Adams has been appointed director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board by Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser. Adams will manage the agency's finances, oversee marketing efforts and coordinate events highlighting... more »
  • New Orleans responding to Alabama mayor

    June 19, 2017 3:58 PM

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The mayor's office in New Orleans says it is preparing a response to the request that it turn over recently removed Confederate-related monuments to a city in Alabama. Hanceville Alabama Mayor Kenneth Nail recently wrote to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to request a donation of... more »
  • Louisiana man found guilty on 221 theft counts, taking $1.8M

    June 19, 2017 3:32 PM

    FRANKLIN - A Louisiana judge has convicted a 63-year-old man on 221 counts of theft, for his role in taking $1.8 million from an investment holdings company over 15 years. Judge Keith Comeaux also found Armond Duhon guilty Friday of two counts of money laundering and one of... more »
  • Police: Man arrested after fatal shooting at Father's Day celebration in Slidell

    June 19, 2017 1:58 PM

    SLIDELL - Police say a man was arrested after a dispute between family and friends at a Father's Day celebration turned deadly Sunday night. According to the Slidell Police Department, several residents reported gunfire in the 1300 block of Sunset Drive around 8:45 p.m. Sunday. Police say the... more »
  • Mayor blames lack of resources for blight in Jackson Play Video

    June 18, 2017 6:10 PM

    JACKSON - Mayor Charles Coleman in the Town of Jackson says a lack of resources and manpower allows people to violate the law. It all centers around junk that is accumulating in people's yards, and the town has done very little to clean it up. Neighbors who live... more »
  • Report: Family carjacked outside Lakeside Mall; suspects arrested after chase

    June 18, 2017 6:00 PM

    METAIRIE - Two men are in jail after they allegedly committed multiple carjackings in Jefferson Parish Saturday night and led deputies on a high-speed chase which sent one woman to the hospital in critical condition. According to a report from WWL, the incident happened just before 10 p.m. in... more »
  • WBRSO locates missing Brusly man

    June 14, 2017 3:13 PM

    BRUSLY - The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office has safely located a man who went missing Friday. The sheriff's office says 46-year-old Cedric Davis went missing after he left his home Friday. A search for David went underway until he was found Wednesday afternoon. Deputies say friends were... more »
  • Man shot through both legs running from gunfire

    June 13, 2017 10:39 PM

    ERWINVILLE - Deputies responded to a man who was shot through both legs Tuesday afternoon in West Baton Rouge Parish. According to authorities, the shooting occurred around 3 p.m. in the 11000 block of Maple Street. Details are still being gathered but the victim said... more »
  • Authorities recover 12-year-old child's body from Calcasieu River

    June 13, 2017 4:19 PM

    OBERLIN - The search for a 12-year-old who went missing along the Calcasieu River over the weekend has come to an end Tuesday. According to a report from KATC, Garrick Neil Jr. was found dead in the river around 10:45 a.m.. According to the family, the child and... more »
  • Report: NOPD investigating deadly crash involving ATV, dirt bikes

    June 13, 2017 2:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a deadly crash involving an ATV and two dirt bikes on Chef Menteur Highway that occurred Monday night. According to police, the crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Chef Menteur Highway and Majestic Oaks Drive.... more »
  • Disabled vehicle causes delays on LA 1; Lane reopens

    June 12, 2017 4:16 PM

    PORT ALLEN - All lanes have reopened on LA 1 North after a disabled vehicle held up traffic on the Intracoastal Canal Monday. According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, the vehicle blocked the left lane until around 4 p.m.. Congestion from the incident has reached Fairview... 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 »
  • Baton Rouge contractor arrested, reportedly committed fraud against flood victim

    June 6, 2017 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge contractor was arrested Tuesday after he reportedly failed to make repairs on a flood victim's home. According to arrest records, Joseph Armant, 35, owner of RJ Custom Home & Interior, Inc., was arrested after a complaint was filed on April 19 by the... more »
  • Series of vehicle burglaries has Central neighborhood on alert Play Video

    June 4, 2017 11:14 PM

    CENTRAL - Police in Central are investigating a string of car break-ins, all happening in one neighborhood. Residents of the Morgan Springs subdivision have never seen problems like this. Now, they're on high alert, doing what they can to stop the thieves in their tracks. “I came outside... more »
  • Report: 13 people shot in New Orleans Saturday

    June 4, 2017 4:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say 13 people were shot in a 24-hour period in New Orleans Saturday in what is being called the city's most violent day so far in 2017. According to a report from WWL-TV, two victims died early Saturday morning, with a third death announced during... more »
  • Man faces attempted murder charge after kidnapping ex-girlfriend at Lowe's

    June 4, 2017 3:37 PM

    UPDATE: The sheriff's office says that a quick public response led to the discovery of Boudreaux's vehicle in New Iberia. Boudreaux will be charged with second degree kidnapping, attempted second degree murder, and violation of protective order. He will be booked into the Iberia Parish Jail. Tignor was... more »
  • LSU uses power to overcome errors in 15-7 NCAA win over TSU

    June 2, 2017 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Zach Watson homered twice and Michael Papierski added another for LSU, which overcame a sloppy defensive performance for a 15-7 victory over Texas Southern on Friday in the Baton Rouge Regional. The Tigers (44-17), winners of 12 straight, committed five errors to help Texas Southern (20-33) score... more »
  • Duplex destroyed in fire on Skysail Avenue, arson suspected Play Video

    May 30, 2017 1:51 PM

    GARDERE - Investigators suspect arson is the cause of a fire that destroyed a duplex apartment building in the Gardere area Tuesday. According to the St. George Fire Department, the fire was reported around 12:20 p.m. in the 8000 block of Skysail Avenue. The fire was brought under control... more »
  • STPSO investigating possible animal cruelty case involving dragged Pit Bull

    May 29, 2017 5:04 PM

    UPDATE: The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says it has identified the man accused of dragging the Pit Bull and he is cooperating with detectives. The sheriff's office also expressed frustration that the incident was highly publicized on social media before it could complete its investigation. It asks that... more »
  • Vice President Pence pays surprise visit to Denham Springs couple Play Video

    May 24, 2017 9:04 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A couple in Livingston Parish received a surprise visit from a very special guest Wednesday. Jimmy and Olive Morgan were shocked to find out that Vice President Mike Pence made an unexpected detour to visit them at their Denham Springs home. Pence was in town to... more »
  • Report: Saints superfan Jarrius released from hospital

    May 23, 2017 9:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jarrius Robertson, the smiling, trash-talking Saints superfan has been released from the hospital nearly a month after his successful liver transplant. According to a report from WWL-TV, Ochsner staff lined halls Friday as the 15-year-old walked out of the hospital with his father and brother. ... more »
  • Scotlandville High honors 17-year-old cancer victim at graduation ceremony Play Video

    May 23, 2017 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Scotlandville High School honored one of its students at its graduation ceremony Tuesday after he passed away over the weekend. Jerome Singleton, a 17-year-old student at Scotlandville High, died Sunday after his battle with an aggressive form of cancer known as Rhabdomyosarcoma. Singleton passed away... 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 »
  • Runners raise over $130K for wounded Baton Rouge deputies Play Video

    May 20, 2017 10:46 PM

    ZACHARY - Around a thousand people turned out at Zachary High School this morning for the Motorman 5K and One Mile Deputy Dash, a fundraiser for Sergeant Bruce Simmons and Deputy Nick Tullier. Simmons and Tullier were both shot during an ambush that took the lives of three other... more »
  • Governor Edwards says Confederate monuments bill unnecessarily divisive

    May 16, 2017 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says a proposal that would make it more difficult to remove Confederate monuments is impractical and unnecessarily divisive. During a news conference Tuesday, the Democratic governor wouldn't say whether he would veto Republican Rep. Thomas Carmody's bill. But he called it "problematic"... more »
  • Lane closure causes delays on I-12 East near Livingston

    May 14, 2017 5:31 PM

    LIVINGSTON - All lanes I-12 have repoened near the Livingston exit after an accident. After initially closing both lanes, authorities have now reopened all lanes to traffic. Congestion from this incident is now minimal. Keep up with all Baton Rouge area traffic with WBRZ's advanced traffic tracking... more »
  • Washington, DC hosts vigil for fallen officers Saturday

    May 13, 2017 6:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - A candlelight vigil was held to honor all whose names were added to the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial over the past year. Over 30,000 law enforcement officers, survivors and supporters were expected to attend the event Saturday. The vigil honored the 394 officers... more »
  • Angola employee arrested after drug smuggling attempt

    May 13, 2017 5:14 PM

    ANGOLA - An employee at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola has resigned after she was arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs and contraband to prisoners. According to the Louisiana Department of Corrections, investigators were conducting a routine shakedown of 23-year-old April Matthews when they discovered several items. Authorities... more »
  • Richard Simmons sues National Enquirer for libel

    May 8, 2017 9:03 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Louisiana native Richard Simmons has filed a libel lawsuit against the National Enquirer and its parent company over stories that claim he is living as a transgender woman. The lawsuit filed Monday is seeking unspecified damages as well as an apology and retraction for stories published in... more »
  • 13-year-old injured in accidental shooting on S. 16th Street

    April 25, 2017 8:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating an accidental shooting that left a teenager injured Tuesday evening. According to BRPD, the incident occurred in the 500 block of S. 16th Street near Government Street. Sources say the victim, a 13-year-old, was shot in the leg.... more »
  • Flood victim burglarized multiple times since August flood Play Video

    April 25, 2017 12:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A flood victim says his home has been burglarized three times since the August flood of 2016. Michael Young lives in the Glen Oaks subdivision. His home and business were damaged in the August 2016 flood, and after re-establishing his home with items, thieves entered. ... more »
  • Denham Springs Walmart finally reopens after August flood

    April 15, 2017 11:29 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Life in Denham Springs feels just a little bit closer to normal with the reopening of the local Walmart. "They're just happy because we're back to be a pillar in the community," Assistant Manager Alexander Johnson said. For the people of Denham Springs, the reopening... more »
  • Authorities dispel threats at Denham Springs school

    April 11, 2017 5:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and Livingston Parish Public School System responded to reported threats at a local school Tuesday. On Monday, several students and parents reported possible threats directed at the school on social media. The school system released a statement Tuesday saying that... more »
  • One person reportedly stabbed on N. 38th Street

    April 10, 2017 11:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was reportedly stabbed on N. 38th Street Monday evening. The stabbing allegedly took place in the 3300 block of N. 38th Street near Winbourne Avenue around 9:45 p.m. Injuries to the person appear to be non-life threatening, according to the Baton Rouge Police... more »
  • Colleagues, families to remember fallen firefighters

    April 8, 2017 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Colleagues, friends and family members are remembering fallen Louisiana firefighters during a memorial ceremony at the Louisiana Department of Public Safety complex in Baton Rouge. The Saturday ceremony by the Louisiana Walk of Honor Foundation, along with the State Fire Marshal's Office, is held annually to honor... more »
  • State lawmakers open new session with old financial woes

    April 8, 2017 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's finances again will be front and center as lawmakers return to Baton Rouge on Monday for a two-month regular legislative session. The main debate remains Louisiana's perennial one: how to stabilize the state budget after nearly a decade of persistent shortfalls. Gov. John Bel Edwards, a... more »
  • Residents near Amite River prepare as severe weather threatens the area Play Video

    April 2, 2017 11:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - As Louisiana prepares for strong storms, folks along the rivers are getting ready for whatever comes their way. Even though it's not expected to be anything like the flood in August, people along the river banks are taking extra precautions. Denham Springs resident Wanda Crittenden... more »

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