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  • Police: suspect's hideout was family's house Play Video

    April 30, 2014 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police surrounded a house near the intersection of Kenny Court and Lambert Drive, looking for a person who refused to pull over for them during a traffic stop a few blocks away Wednesday evening. Police tried to stop Nathaniel Jelks III at the intersection... more »
  • Man in custody after lengthy chase Play Video

    October 17, 2013 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a chase on and off of I-110 in Baton Rouge Thursday evening. It ended at Adams and Pocahontas with the suspect being surrounded and taken into custody. The suspect has been using surface streets and the interstate to... more »
  • Man accused in 'Breaking Bad' theft arrested again

    April 11, 2013 10:05 AM

    ALBUQUEQUE, N.M.- An Albuquerque man accused of breaking into "Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston's car late last year and stealing a script has been arrested again. Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office records show that 29-year-old Xavier McAfee was arrested Wednesday on another count of auto burglary. Deputies arrested McAfee last month... more »
  • Lafayette airport marks another record year

    February 1, 2013 8:49 AM

    LAFAYETTE- A record number of passengers flew into and out of Lafayette Regional Airport in 2012, marking three consecutive years of record-breaking passenger activity. A total of 459,119 travelers flew into and out of the airport in 2012, topping the previous number of 455,730 set in 2011. The Advertiser reports... more »
  • Hostage suspect shot, killed when he began to threaten hostage

    January 21, 2013 8:39 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A kidnapper was shot and killed by authorities in West Baton Rouge Monday night, after threatening to shoot and kill the hostage he snatched at gunpoint earlier in the evening. The man's name has not been released. The hostage is recovering from injuries sustained after a car... more »
  • LSP: Robbery turns into hostage situation

    January 21, 2013 6:33 PM

    ADDIS - Authorities confirmed they are working a hostage situation at this hour in West Baton Rouge Parish. State Police said they are assisting Addis Police in the situation, after the suspect crashed a stolen police cruiser near the Intracoastal Canal. Troopers said it started as a robbery... more »
  • 'Twilight' fans fill downtown LA ahead of premiere

    November 9, 2012 4:04 PM

    LOS ANGELES - More than 1,500 "Twilight" fans are spending the weekend camping out in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the release of the final film in the vampire-romance series. Tents filled the street in front of Staples Center and sprawled across L.A. Live plaza Friday, many decorated with homemade... more »
  • Livingston sales taxes soaring

    June 7, 2012 10:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- April was a record breaking month for Livingston Parish sales tax collections. In fact, it was the highest April on record. That may only be the start of the good news. The parish opened a new Walmart in the Watson area. Sales from that store have not... more »
  • Five arrested for breaking into prison Play Video

    January 12, 2012 6:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Investigators arrested five people they said were trying to smuggle drugs, cell phones and tobacco into Livingston Parish Prison by cutting a hole in a fence and throwing the packages on top of a mesh-type fencing above the exercise yard. Deputies arrested 40-year-old Lucretia Simmonswhite, 17-year-old Haley... more »
  • Robert Pattinson buys bicycle in Baton Rouge

    October 18, 2010 4:17 PM

    One of the stars of the "Twilight" movie series stopped by a Baton Rouge bicycle shop while he was in town this weekend and left with a new bike. Workers at Capitol Cyclery on Essen Lane confirmed that Robert Pattinson, who plays the vampire Edward in the films, visited... more »
  • Released prisoner re-arrested next day

    September 16, 2010 7:40 AM

    Authorities say a man who got out of the East Feliciana Parish Jail on Tuesday is accused of breaking into a convenience store early Wednesday. Sheriff Talmadge Bunch tells The Advocate that deputies arrested 22-year-old Christopher Lee Whitfield after identifying him in surveillance video from a burglarized store between Jackson... more »
  • Port Allen mayor, police chief accused in "Blighted Officials"

    September 1, 2010 3:33 PM

    U. S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux announced today that two more public officials had been indicted in the ongoing federal investigation called "Operation Blighted Officials". Cazayoux said Mayor Derek Lewis and Police Chief Fred Smith of Port Allen have been accused of racketeering, mail fraud, wire fraud, and other... more »

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  • Suicide guns at auction
    Suicide guns at auction

    October 30, 2014

    GREENSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA- A coroner in western Pennsylvania is about to auction off about 100 guns used in suicides and other accidental shooting deaths. Coroner... more »
  • Denver pleads for Denver
    Denver pleads for Denver

    October 30, 2014

    DENVER, COLORADO- There is a call in Denver for vandals to return a bust of singer John Denver that disappeared during a Halloween party hosted... more »
  • Feed a Family wraps up Friday

    October 30, 2014

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ's "Feed A Family" food drive is still collecting non-perishable foods through Friday. Food bank officials said this summer has been... more »
  • Woman accused of sexually abusing child, dog
    Woman accused of sexually abusing child, dog

    October 30, 2014

    HARVEY - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Jefferson Parish woman and accused her of sexually abusing a toddler as well as a dog, and videotaping both... more »
  • SU band to perform in 2015 Battle of the Bands
    SU band to perform in 2015 Battle of the Bands

    October 30, 2014

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University officials announced Thursday that the "Human Jukebox" will march in the 13th annual Honda Battle of the Bands in Atlanta,... more »