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  • Council settles scandal for $35,000 Play Video

    October 22, 2014 9:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman who claims she was at the end of a witch hunt orchestrated by the mayor and police department will be paid $35,000 in a settlement deal reached with the city-parish. Wednesday, the Metro Council agreed to the deal after Kim McCants sued. McCants... more »
  • BRPD backpedals on disgraced officer's retirement Play Video

    September 29, 2014 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Less than a week after the Baton Rouge Police Department admitted Chief Carl Dabadie allowed a disgraced cop to switch his resignation letter into a retirement letter, department spokespersons crawfished on who was ultimately responsible for the decision. Last week, BRPD Media Relations told News 2 that... more »
  • Suspected hobby store flasher arrested

    September 25, 2014 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man suspected of flashing two women in a Baton Rouge hobby store was arrested in St. Charles Parish this week. Baton Rouge Police said Joe Christian III, 40, of Destrehan faces obscenity charges. Investigators said on Sept. 10 Christian approached two women... more »
  • Update: At-risk boy found safe

    September 19, 2014 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a boy who disappeared from a Baton Rouge home this week and may be at risk has been found safe and sound. Officers said Friday evening that Quantrell Simpson, 12, ran away from a residence on Longfellow Drive on Thursday. His family has not... more »
  • Police: Two injured in Tigerland shooting

    September 14, 2014 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a gunman opened fire early Sunday morning in Tigerland after the LSU football game against ULM. Witnesses tell News 2 that there were football players in the area at the time, but police say they weren't involved with the shooting or injured. Officials... more »
  • Police searching for cell phone thief

    September 11, 2014 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police asked for the public's help identifying a woman whom they said stole several cell phones from a store in Baton Rouge recently. Police released surveillance videos of the woman Thursday. Detectives said she took several phones from SPI Communications on Government Street back on Aug.... more »
  • BRPD searching for hobby store flasher

    September 10, 2014 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police asked for the public's help finding a man who detectives said flashed two women inside a Baton Rouge hobby store. Investigators said it happened on Aug. 25 at the Hobby Lobby on College Drive around 5:30 p.m. Police said the man walked up to two... more »
  • BRPD: Armed woman sought in ATM robbery

    September 9, 2014 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released surveillance photos Tuesday of an armed woman who detectives said tried to rob someone using an ATM in Baton Rouge recently. Investigators said the attempted robbery happened at the Chase Bank on W. State Street around 7:55 p.m. on Aug. 18. The victim told... more »
  • Police identify officer who shot DWI suspect Play Video

    August 31, 2014 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the officer Monday who shot a suspected drunk driver after he resisted arrest early Sunday morning. BRPD identified the officer as Matthew Jackson, a five year veteran of the Baton Rouge force. Jackson has been placed on paid administrative leave as... more »
  • Police: Mother arrested after setting up fight for her daughter

    August 24, 2014 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police arrested the mother of a 16-year-old after she allegedly allowed her daughter to get into a fist fight. Police say Mindy Thomas, 30, heard a group of people outside her house wanting to fight her daughter. She let her daughter out of the... more »
  • Police: Fight leads to deadly shooting

    August 24, 2014 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say a man was shot and killed after a fight in the front yard of a house. Gary Andrus, 51, was found on the 2600 block of Tecumseh Street at around 8 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say... more »
  • Suspect arrested in deadly shooting Play Video

    August 13, 2014 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the man who investigators said shot and killed a Baton Rouge man at an apartment complex Tuesday night. Investigators arrested Eric Johnson, 25, on suspicion of second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. Police named Johnson as a suspect earlier Wednesday,... more »
  • BRAVE Unit reports 11 narcotics arrests in 2 days

    August 7, 2014 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police BRAVE Unit reported 11 arrests in addition the seizure of narcotics, guns and cash during follow up investigations and patrols in Baton Rouge. On Tuesday, the BRAVE Unit began a follow up investigation of the first of two residences in the 1000... more »
  • Police identify burglary suspect shot overnight

    August 6, 2014 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name and status of a teen who was shot while burglarizing a Baton Rouge home on Wednesday morning. Investigators said 19-year-old Bem Sampson was detained after he was shot in the arm by a 57-year-old victim while he attempted to burglarize a residence... more »
  • BRPD: Man tried to run detectives down

    August 5, 2014 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he tried to run several officers over during an attempted traffic stop Monday night. Investigators charged Damiene Lewis, 36, with the attempted murder of a police officer, drug possession, aggravated flight, and careless operation of a vehicle.... more »
  • Man kills himself during police encounter

    July 30, 2014 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they were following a reported stolen car Wednesday when the driver pulled over and shot himself. Details are preliminary and police are still on the scene at the South Sherwood Forest fast food restaurant where the shooting happened around 11 a.m. The dead... more »
  • Police: Man arrested for rape, kidnapping and multiple robberies Play Video

    July 27, 2014 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police arrested a teen accused of going on a crime spree that involved three robberies, two women kidnapped and raped, two vehicles stolen, and one man shot early Sunday morning. Officials say Andre Young, 19, and some other people robbed a woman on McClelland... more »
  • Police: Man killed in crash overnight on I-10

    July 26, 2014 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say one man is dead after a crash on I-10 involving two suspected intoxicated drivers. Officials say Jason Smith's, 39, car stalled because it was running out of gas. He was hit by Sarah Raimondi, 37, while pushing his car. He is in... more »
  • Man accused of raping, assaulting girl

    July 23, 2014 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he raped and sexually assaulted a young girl several times over the past four years. Police booked Deon Bradford, 42, into the parish jail Wednesday on multiple charges of aggravated rape, sexual battery, and contempt of court.... more »
  • Police: Overnight homicide under investigation

    July 20, 2014 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was shot to death in Baton Rouge late Saturday night and police are still looking for the gunman. Travis Denzel Polk, 21, was killed on the 3200 block of Mission Street which is just south of Winbourne Avenue. Baton Rouge police say Polk... more »
  • Maringouin man killed in accidental shooting

    July 19, 2014 9:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police identified the shooter and victim of an early Saturday morning shooting. Authorities say around 3 a.m. Carl Joesph James Jr, 27, was shot by Tyrell King, 21. James was found with a single gunshot wound lying in the roadway near 8300 Scotland Avenue.... more »
  • Police: Shooting suspected wanted

    July 13, 2014 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are looking for the accused gunman in a shooting that happened early Saturday morning. Cops believe an argument started between a group of people, including Tajh Harris, 21, and Javontia Davis, 24. Officials say the argument lead to Harris shooting and killing Davis.... more »
  • Police: Man killed in overnight shooting

    July 12, 2014 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for the gunman who killed a Baton Rouge man early Saturday morning. Javontia Davis, 24, was killed before 2 a.m. on Wenonah Street. Police say he was shot and pronounced dead at the scene. No suspects have been named yet. The shooting... more »
  • Man accused of burning car, blaming thief

    July 11, 2014 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man on arson charges after they said he lit his own car on fire and called 911, claiming someone stole it. Baton Rouge Police booked Jermand McNabb on charges of arson and intent to defraud after his arrest Thursday. Investigators said McNabb... more »
  • Police: Man shot, killed in middle of road Play Video

    July 11, 2014 4:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway after police found a man gunned down in the middle of the road. The shooting happened just after 10:00 p.m. Thursday night in the 200 block of South 17th St. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name will... more »
  • BRPD investigating afternoon shooting

    July 7, 2014 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said one person was injured in a shooting Monday afternoon in Baton Rouge. Investigators said it happened on Enterprise Street around 2:30 p.m. EMS took one person to the hospital, and witnesses said they'd been shot in the jaw. The injuries weren't expected to... more »
  • Police: Man went on high-speed chase with son in car

    July 7, 2014 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 30-year-old man sparked a police chase across Baton Rouge and into Baker Saturday while his son was in the passenger's seat, according to Baton Rouge Police. Police said they tried to stop Gad Black while he was driving carelessly and playing loud music in the... more »
  • Victim identified in I-10 deadly crash, alcohol suspected Play Video

    July 5, 2014 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police say Cody Holmes, 22, was killed when his 2003 Ford F-150 flipped over the I-10 guardrail onto the ground below Friday night near the Perkins Road overpass. Officials say Holmes was the driver of the vehicle. He was speeding on I-10 east and... more »
  • Road closures and parking for BR Fourth of July

    July 4, 2014 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you're headed downtown this evening for WBRZ's Fireworks on the Mississippi and other Fourth of July festivities, Baton Rouge Police has a heads-up regarding road closures and parking before and after the event. Police began closing off River Road and Government Street between St. Louis... more »
  • BRPD urges safety ahead of July 4 festivities

    July 3, 2014 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local law enforcement wants everyone to have a fun, but safe, Fourth of July and have some safety tips and information to make it happen. The big three safety concerns mentioned by BRPD Chief Carl Dabadie are fireworks, guns and drunk driving. Dabadie said officers will... more »
  • BRPD recruits start 80th academy

    June 30, 2014 8:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The future of the Baton Rouge Police Department begins today. New police recruits reported for training to become officers Monday morning for the 80th academy. Over the next 21 weeks, the recruits will train to protect and serve and work with veteran officers once they graduate.... more »
  • Man accused of raping 12-year-old

    June 29, 2014 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man is in jail after police say he raped a child. Jervernete George, 18, is accused of performing sexual acts with a 12-year-old girl. Police say George took the victim to an abandoned house where the crime occurred. He is charged... more »
  • BRPD investigates kids throwing rocks at cars

    June 25, 2014 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are following up on witness reports of kids throwing rocks at passing vehicles on Stumberg Lane earlier this month. At least two vehicles were struck in the 5300 block of Stumberg Lane on June 15, and the rock-throwers were estimated to be between 10 and... more »
  • Police: Deadly shooting near Southern University, gunman unknown

    June 22, 2014 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say a man was killed Saturday night after being shot in the face. Jonathan Carter, 34, was taken to the hospital where he later died. Investigators say it happened at around 9pm near Merganzer Avenue and Ave A, which is about 2... more »
  • Police: Man shot to death overnight

    June 15, 2014 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators say a man was shot and killed late Saturday night. Baton Rouge Police say Jeffery Francois, 28, was found in a driveway on the 5300 block of Underwood Avenue, which is off of N. Foster Drive. It was about 10:30 p.m. The case is... more »
  • BRPD motorcycles clean up at skills competition

    June 6, 2014 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Motorcycle Division competed in the inaugural Capital of Texas Police Motorcycle Chute-Out and won the first place team award. Police said the competition held in Buda, Texas featured 64 riders from 22 agencies in speed course, slow ride, challenge ride, and "the... more »
  • BRPD investigating fast food robbery

    June 4, 2014 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they are investigating an armed robbery at a Baton Rouge McDonald's early Wednesday morning. Investigators said two men entered the business at 720 Government St. shortly after midnight and pointed a gun at the employees behind the counter. They took money from the business... more »
  • Wild West shootout injures one, two on the run

    May 22, 2014 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person is in critical condition and two others are wanted in connection with a shootout at an apartment complex Thursday afternoon. Police were called to a report of shots fired in the 7600 block of Airline Highway. Upon arrival, officers said they determined three people... more »
  • Man accused of raping, impregnating 12-year-old

    May 22, 2014 3:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sex crimes investigators in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested a man after they said paternity tests showed he impregnated a 12-year-old girl. Baton Rouge Police arrested Roderick Spurlock, 30, on suspicion of an aggravated rape which authorities said happened in 2011. Investigators said the victim... more »
  • BRPD asks for help identifying burglar

    May 22, 2014 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released surveillance photos Thursday of a man who they said broke into a Baton Rouge home earlier this month and burglarized it. Police said the man broke into a home in the 300 block of Mills Ave. on May 10. Detectives said the man got... more »
  • Stray bullet pierced window, hit sleeping teen Play Video

    May 20, 2014 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A teenager was shot at an apartment complex when a stray bullet from a shooting blasted through her window Tuesday. The shooting happened at the Elm Grove Garden Apartments in the 8700 block of Elm Grove Garden Drive. Investigators said a group of people were fighting... more »
  • Police accuse man of battery, attempted rape

    May 20, 2014 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a woman credited police intervention with helping her get away from a man who tried to rape her in Baton Rouge. Investigators accused James Percy Fort, 32, of attempted aggravated rape and sexual assault. According to an arrest affidavit, police were called to... more »
  • Cops raid Tigerland bar, arrest underage drinkers

    May 8, 2014 11:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said officers raided a Tigerland bar last weekend and made arrests for underage drinking and fake IDs. Cpl. L'Jean Mckneely Jr. said they were responding to numerous complaints about underage drinking at "The House", a bar located at 1003 Bob Pettit Blvd., and they raided... more »
  • Man accused of raping 6-year-old girl

    May 7, 2014 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he raped a six-year-old girl while her mother was not home. Police booked ODerra Holmes into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail on aggravated rape charges Tuesday. Investigators said the girl's mother told them she'd left... more »
  • BR police dominate motorcycle skills contest

    May 7, 2014 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said that their motorcycle division racked up several awards in the recent Southeast Police Motorcycle Skills Rodeo held in Hollywood, Florida. Around 168 motorcycle officers representing 39 different law enforcement agencies participated in timed competitions designed to simulate maneuvers and emergency situations faced by motorcycle... more »
  • Victim identified in Saturday shooting

    April 19, 2014 7:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police say Eddie Lee Marshall, 63, was the victim of a deadly shooting Saturday afternoon in Old South Baton Rouge. Police say it happened on the 600 block of Polk Street. An unidentified 37-year-old female was also shot twice in the leg, but is... more »
  • 2 shot, 1 dead in Baton Rouge

    April 19, 2014 1:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they responded to a fatal shooting at approximately 1:15 p.m. Saturday. Police say it happened on the 600 block of Polk Street. Officials say Eddie Marshall, 63, was pronounced dead on the scene. An unidentified 37-year-old female was shot twice in... more »
  • Police looking for vehicle burglar

    April 9, 2014 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released surveillance photos of a man they said was connected with a vehicle burglary in Baton Rouge this past Valentine's Day. Detectives said they want to identify the person in the photo, who used a credit card stolen in that burglary at several places throughout... more »
  • BRPD: DNA match leads to cold case arrest

    April 8, 2014 1:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a suspect Tuesday in connection with a 2008 murder in Baton Rouge, according to a department spokesperson. Cpl. Don Coppola said detectives arrested Theodis Guillory, 31, on suspicion of shooting and killing Willie Mitchell on April 25, 2008. Investigators said DNA evidence from... more »
  • Police investigating bank robbery

    April 3, 2014 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released surveillance photos of a man who detectives said robbed a Baton Rouge bank Thursday afternoon. Cpl. Don Coppola said the armed man robbed the Capital One Bank on College Drive just before 2 p.m. Police said the man came in through a back... more »
  • Police: Robber bashed clerk with cinder block

    April 1, 2014 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released surveillance photo of two armed robbers who detectives said hit a clerk in the face with a cinder block at a Baton Rouge grocery store early Tuesday morning. Cpl. Don Coppola said the robbery happened at Adams Grocery on North Acadian Thruway around 3:05... more »
  • BRPD: Drugs found in diaper bag after wreck

    March 26, 2014 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge woman after officers said they found heroin, narcotics, and needles in her child's diaper bag. Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said Leslie Estes, 25, crashed into the back of a stopped 18-wheeler on I-12 West Wednesday morning. He said Estes' 11-month-old child... more »
  • Truancy roundup leads to drug arrest Play Video

    March 26, 2014 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are finishing up a two day roundup of parents who haven't been sending their children to school. The truancy roundup focused on handing out summons to parents whose children have missed more than ten days of school and have shown a history of absences. ... more »
  • BRPD: Good Samaritans locate missing 10-year-old

    March 26, 2014 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a pair of good Samaritans found a 10-year-old girl who went missing in Baton Rouge and returned her safely to her family Wednesday. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the pair found Eriel Cottrell walking on South Choctaw Tuesday night and took her to their home.... more »
  • BRPD searching for missing girl

    March 26, 2014 11:42 AM

    UPDATE - BRPD said this girl has been safely located. See related story for more information. BATON ROUGE - Police asked for the public's help finding a missing 10-year-old Baton Rouge girl who disappeared after an argument with her mother Tuesday night. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers were... more »
  • Man shot twice in Baton Rouge

    March 21, 2014 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting in Baton Rouge where a man was shot in the side. Authorities said the man was on his porch on the 4200 block of Joseph Street when he was shot twice in the side. EMS transported him to a local... more »
  • U. S. Marshals arrest rape suspect

    March 20, 2014 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of a U. S. Marshals task force arrested a man Thursday who's accused of raping a woman in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police said the task force arrested Tyrone Isaac, 20, in Alexandria. He faces charges of simple battery, false imprisonment, simple kidnapping and forcible... more »
  • Suspect identified in La Margie Ave. murder

    March 19, 2014 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a 17-year-old Thursday who investigators said killed a Baton Rouge man and injured another this week. Baton Rouge Police said Brandon Boyd is wanted for the shooting death of Emanuelle Myles, 24, during a fight Wednesday night on La Margie Avenue.... more »
  • Warrant issued for rape suspect

    March 18, 2014 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for a man who they said raped a woman in Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said police had a warrant for Tyrone Isaac, 20, of Terrance Street. Investigators said Isaac physically abused and sexually assaulted a 21-year-old woman on... more »
  • Police: Parents arrested after beating child Play Video

    March 12, 2014 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police arrested Star Richard, 33, and Marcus Jones, 30, after they say the parents beat their young daughter with a belt. The incident was reported when the little girl got to school on Tuesday. That's where police found the girl covered in bruises, according to the affidavit.... more »
  • Update: Speed may have led to crash Play Video

    March 8, 2014 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say excessive speed may have been a factor in a crash on Florida Boulevard Friday night. Police say a man driving a vehicle traveling eastbound on Florida Boulevard near Alello Drive lost control and drove through a light pole. The vehicle then struck... more »
  • BRPD: Drunk man passed out behind the wheel

    March 7, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officers had to smash in the window of a vehicle because a drunk man passed out while behind the wheel, according to an arrest report. Police say Samuel Shavers was found asleep with his foot on the brake of the vehicle while the car was still... more »
  • Crash leaves 3 people in critical condition

    March 7, 2014 9:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a crash that sent three people to the hospital. Officers closed part of Florida Boulevard near Alello Drive as they investigated what caused the accident. EMS says three people were transported to the hospital with critical injuries. more »
  • Two sought in rash of vehicle burglaries Play Video

    March 5, 2014 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives released pictures Wednesday of two women investigators are seeking in connection with a string of recent vehicle break-ins in East Baton Rouge Parish. Sheriff's deputies said the women tried to cash a stolen check made out for $1,800 on Feb. 18 at a bank on... more »
  • Man accused of robbery while kids were in his car

    March 3, 2014 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after officers said he robbed two people and fled from police with three children in his vehicle. Officers accused Michael Kirklin, 31, on suspicion of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, resisting an officer, child desertion, and drug possession. According to... more »
  • Business burglars sought by police

    February 28, 2014 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released photos of two people who broke into a Baton Rouge store earlier this month, and detectives asked for the public's help identifying them. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the two individuals broke into the Mien Tay Store on Marque Ann the night of Feb. 18... more »
  • Police: Children in car while mom smokes pot

    February 25, 2014 7:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested a 30-year-old Mississippi woman after they discovered a mother had smoked marijuana in the car with her two young children, then left them in the car while she went shopping in Cortana Mall. The Advocate reports Jasmin Washington, of Natchez, Miss., was... more »
  • BRPD: 2008 shaking led to child's 2013 death

    February 20, 2014 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man Thursday in connection with his daughter's 2013 death, saying it was caused because he shook her when she was a baby. Detectives charged Terry Edwards, 32, with second degree murder in the death of his 5-year-old daughter, Taliyah Edwards. ... more »
  • Two accused in kidnapping, attempted rape

    February 19, 2014 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two Baton Rouge teens after investigators said the pair robbed a woman and attempted to rape her at gunpoint. Officers charged Jacorey James, 19, and Karzzerick Murray, 17, with armed robbery, attempted aggravated rape, and second degree kidnapping. They also charged James with gun... more »
  • Three arrested in armed pizza robbery

    February 17, 2014 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested three men after they said the trio robbed a pizza place in Baton Rouge Sunday night. Detectives arrested Jeremy Ford, 23; Terrance Venson, 20; and Demarcus Mathews, 19. Investigators said the three armed men went into the Papa John's at 257 Lee Drive... more »
  • Defense asks new trial in police officer's killing

    February 16, 2014 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Prosecutors are asking a judge to deny a new trial for a man sentenced to death for killing a Baton Rouge police officer in 2004. In court documents fired Friday, prosecutors say there's a "Mount Kilimanjaro of evidence" against 43-year-old Shedran Williams. Defense attorney Gary Clements... more »

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