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  • In jail, wife who hired hit on husband put on suicide watch

    November 21, 2014 10:44 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A wife, convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her husband, was put on suicide watch and placed in a padded cell, sources told WBRZ News 2 Friday. Monique Kitts and Karl Howard were found guilty Thursday evening in the death of Corey Kitts. Kitts was found... more »
  • State senator, wife find burglar in downtown apartment Play Video

    November 21, 2014 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Senator Gerald Long and his wife walked in on a suspected burglar inside their posh, selectively-awarded capital apartment Thursday night. According to documents obtained by WBRZ News 2, Long and his wife were surprised by Charles Johnson, 55, in the living room of their unit on... more »
  • Fountain thieves strike in neighborhood too Play Video

    November 20, 2014 9:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A thief might be on a crime-spree in Baton Rouge. At least one person seen on multiple surveillance videos is after open vehicles and heavy, decorative yard fixtures. Following a story on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 Wednesday, people reported seeing the man seen on... more »
  • Simultaneous raids target synthetic pot in EBR Play Video

    November 18, 2014 9:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A cooperative effort among authorities in East Baton Rouge Parish netted nearly a dozen arrests, a large amount of synthetic drugs, prescriptions and marijuana along with cash. The Baton Rouge Police Department, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police, DEA, Baker Police Department and Delta Drug... more »
  • New officers hit the streets next week

    November 14, 2014 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- New police officers will hit the street next week after they graduate from the eightieth training academy Monday. Police said 34 cadets will graduate from the academy. A ceremony will be held at the Independence Park Theater. Officers will begin working as early as Tuesday. ... more »
  • Another arrest made in Port Allen murder case

    November 5, 2014 11:08 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Police arrested a second man Wednesday connected to a shooting last week where a man died. Ronald Nolan faces accessory charges. Javonte Morgan, 19, was arrested earlier and charged with murder, attempted murder and robbery. The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 300 block... more »
  • Double shooting leaves one man dead Tuesday

    October 28, 2014 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man was shot and killed and a second person was shot and rushed to a hospital following a shooting off Gus Young Tuesday night. The shooting happened shortly after 9 p.m. near the dead end on North 49th. Police found a man lying on the ground,... more »
  • Three charged with stealing innocence of country living

    October 22, 2014 8:10 PM

    WATSON- Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested three people in a burglary ring where as many as 30 vehicles were hit by thieves this week. Racey Ford, Jacob Anderson and Michael Terrell face burglary and resisting an officer charges. Authorities said the group hit unlocked vehicles in the Richmond Place... more »
  • Body found in burned home identified

    October 20, 2014 11:14 PM

    GREENSBURG- Authorities have released the name of a woman found dead in the burned remains of a home recently . Monday, they identified the body of the 39-year-old as Marsha Allen. It was still not clear what caused her death, which has been classified as a homicide by the... more »
  • Shampine spending another weekend on the lam

    October 17, 2014 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A wanted man will enter his second weekend on the run Saturday and has managed to spend the last week without being noticed. Dennis Shampine has been running from authorities since the second week of October. He has not been seen since Friday, October 10 when a... more »
  • Trio accused of threatening murder witness

    October 16, 2014 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Three people were arrested Thursday on obstruction of justice charges related to a murder investigation. Police said they arrested Natasha Tate, 40, Donte Tate, 20, and Danny Allen, 26. The group is accused of contacting a witness and making verbal threats then stalking her house. The... more »
  • BRAVE expands into 70802 Play Video

    October 16, 2014 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRAVE is expanding their efforts into 70802 zip code in Baton Rouge to tackle crime. BRAVE officials held a ribbon cutting at the Family and Youth Services Center on Government Street to celebrate the new facility and the expansion into 70802. Residents in the area said... more »
  • Homicide investigation centers around burned house

    October 15, 2014 10:58 PM

    GREENSBURG- Sheriff's deputies said they are investigating a house fire as a homicide since a 39-year-old woman's body was discovered in the charred rubble of a house. The woman's name was not released. St. Helena Parish Sheriff's deputies said they are still working to notify family members. The... more »
  • Police nab man wanted for murder

    October 15, 2014 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 21-year-old was arrested late Tuesday accused in a murder that left members of a north Baton Rouge community in shock. Hardy Allen, 21, was booked into jail. Police said Allen shot and killed another 21-year-old during an armed robbery on Madison Avenue Monday. Calvin Chrisentary... more »
  • Following shooting, boxer in fight of his life Play Video

    October 14, 2014 11:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People who know and sparred with a retired boxer who was shot Monday describe him as a dedicated fighter, who is tough and doesn't mind taking a hit as long as he can give one in return. At the North 14th Street Park boxing gym where Emanuel... more »
  • Police: red car related to boxer's shooting

    October 14, 2014 9:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Late Tuesday, police released a picture of a car related to a shooting that left a boxer in life-threatening condition at an area hospital. Authorities said they are searching for a red car in connection to the shooting that happened in Mid City a day earlier.... more »
  • Police investigate Monday night shooting in Mid City

    October 13, 2014 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man was shot Monday night and investigators were working to gather more information about the crime. The unidentified man was gunned down near Mid City in the 1700 block of Louisiana Avenue around 8 p.m. Police roped the area off while detectives looked... more »
  • BRAVE unit announces drug, gun arrests

    October 9, 2014 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police announced ten arrests and several drug and gun seizures Thursday as the result of several recent BRAVE unit patrols through Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with BRPD said the arrests included some from proactive patrols around the Southern University homecoming game. McKneely said BRAVE officers... more »
  • Teen confessed to setting wildfire: "Guess I was being bad"

    October 8, 2014 10:50 PM

    LIVINGSTON- A 17-year-old was booked into the parish jail here after being arrested on charges of simple arson. The Department of Agriculture and Forestry said Austin Tycoty Brewer set a fire at a timber company and it spread into a 43-acre wildfire in March. Fifteen acres were burned at... more »
  • Teens arrested in attempted aggravated rape case at school

    October 8, 2014 10:47 PM

    JACKSON- Two teenagers face charges after a girl at the high school here reported the two boys tried to rape her last week. Jacobe Johnson, 18, and Breeon Lee, 18, were charged with attempted aggravated rape. They were booked Monday. Lee was 17 when he was taken to jail... more »
  • Council approves light plan Play Video

    October 8, 2014 3:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Burbank Gardens subdivision wants street lights installed to increase security and city leaders approved the group's request for the lights Wednesday evening. The neighborhood is located just off Burbank Drive near Gardere Lane. Right now the four street subdivision goes pitch black at night. ... more »
  • Thieves hit mobile phone store, swipe $46,000 in items

    October 7, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Tuesday, they are looking for two men who stole about $46,000 worth of items from a mobile phone retailer over the weekend. The theft was reported Monday. Investigators said they believe to men wearing baseball caps, jeans... more »
  • Crime lab: gun, casings found at Rogers murder scene match

    October 6, 2014 11:18 PM

    ST. GABRIEL- Tests from the state crime lab confirmed to investigators what they believes was fact all along: casings and a gun found inside the home of murdered TV personality Scott Rogers were linked to each other. The details, released Monday, are the first in a series following work... more »
  • Shoplifter arrested after 28-mile pursuit

    October 6, 2014 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A slew of law enforcement helped tackle a suspected shoplifter who tried to evade authorities in three parishes Monday. The unnamed man was apprehended at the intersection of Lee and Nicholson in Baton Rouge following a pursuit from Gonzales. Police in Gonzales said the man stole from... more »
  • Police investigate pair of Wednesday night shootings

    October 1, 2014 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police said late Wednesday, officers responded to two separate shootings in Baton Rouge. The first happened around 9:00 p.m. on Callahan St. When police arrived, they found a man who had been shot several times lying in a driveway. His injuries are considered life-threatening. The second... more »
  • A minor's unaccompanied story Play Video

    October 1, 2014 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In February, a 17-year-old crossed the U.S. border illegally attempting to find her mother and escape the crime and violence at home in La Entrada, Copán. "She suffered a lot of abuse from her father," the girl's mother, Ordina, said through a translator. "That was one... more »
  • Deputies outsmart accused, sly casino thief

    September 29, 2014 10:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man who is accused of trying to get away with stealing someone's cash slip from an area casino. Jamey Lobell was booked into jail earlier in September. He is charged with felony theft and misdemeanors of disturbing the peace by intoxication and resisting... more »
  • Two parishes working burglary circuit Play Video

    September 29, 2014 10:13 PM

    BAYWOOD - Deputies will be adding extra patrols to runs along the end of Greenwell Springs Road after a rash of home burglaries. Burglars hit houses along the stretch of highway in both East Feliciana and East Baton Rouge. Homeowners say they happen in the middle of the day.... more »
  • Police investigating Saturday morning deadly stabbing Play Video

    September 27, 2014 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating a deadly stabbing where a woman was killed. Detectives specializing in violent crimes have taken over the investigation at the house where the stabbing happened, on Courtland Circle between Monterrey and Oak Villa. Police found Lekeisha Duncan, 32, stabbed in the head at... more »
  • At least two shot Wednesday night

    September 24, 2014 11:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police have released preliminary information pertaining to a shooting officers began investigating early Wednesday evening. A department spokesperson said it appears two people were shot at the corner of 35th and Cain near Gus Young Avenue. They were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. Detectives... more »
  • Police: man wearing ski mask robbed dollar store

    September 22, 2014 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for the man who held up the Dollar General on Staring Lane Sunday night. Just before the store was about to close, a man wearing a black ski mask walked into the store with a gun. Police said he pointed the weapon at an... more »
  • Grandfather murders family

    September 18, 2014 9:27 PM

    BELL, Fla.- A grandfather killed his six grandchildren, the kids' mother who is also his daughter and then himself Thursday evening. "Tomorrow is going to be a tough day," Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said in a news conference hours after the bodies were discovered. Schultz said the children... more »
  • City leader exploring the use of police officer body cameras Play Video

    September 10, 2014 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle is exploring the possibility of adding more eyes to what's going on during emergencies through the use of police body cameras. Marcelle said body cameras would add more transparency to the police department and would be an additional tool for investigations.... more »
  • New safety app now available to LSU community

    September 9, 2014 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU launched a new app Tuesday designed to make the task of reporting emergencies or crimes easier for students, staff and faculty of the university. LSU Shield, available for free on both Android and iOS operating systems, will make reporting emergencies with more timely and accurate... more »
  • LSU considering license plate cameras Play Video

    September 8, 2014 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With thousands of cars traveling through LSU, student government wants the university to install more license plate recognition cameras around campus. The systems would take a picture of every car's license plate when entering and leaving campus. Student Government President Clay Tufts says more cameras would... more »
  • What happens to homes after a meth lab bust? Play Video

    September 5, 2014 5:18 PM

    ST. AMANT - Another residence in Ascension Parish is about to be added to the list of "meth lab" houses on the Department of Environmental Quality's website. Two people accused of operating a meth lab were arrested on Wednesday at their home on Highway 936 in St. Amant, and... more »
  • Baton Rouge neighborhood wants change Play Video

    September 5, 2014 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents in the Valley Park neighborhood in Baton Rouge want change, and they're organizing a new civic association to make change happen. The Valley Park neighborhood sits along the interstate just off College Drive. People who live there are fed up with crime, overgrown grass and... more »
  • The Scott Rogers case essentially over with death of shooter

    August 29, 2014 10:25 PM

    ST. GABRIEL- Following Labor Day, Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies continued their busy investigation surrounding the death of TV personality Scott Rogers. Rogers, who was the focus of a federal grand jury surrounding possible mail, wire and immigration fraud, was murdered last Wednesday. Deputies believe his lover, who is also... 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 »
  • In wake of boss's arrest, "Sons of Guns" canceled

    August 27, 2014 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The popular TV show "Sons of Guns" has effectively been canceled in the wake of the gun boss that was the star of the program being arrested twice on child sex charges. "Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided... more »
  • Arson set at house of former murder scene

    August 24, 2014 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating an early Sunday morning arson. It happened on the 3200 block of Mission Drive at the same house where Travis Denzel Polk, 21, was killed about a month ago. Investigators tell News 2 that they haven't ruled out the possibility... more »
  • Sheriff looking for vehicle in 7-year-old's murder Play Video

    August 20, 2014 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The sheriff's office released an image of a car described as a "vehicle of interest" in the drive-by murder of a seven-year-old boy. Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said at a Wednesday evening news conference, the car is a light-colored, four-door sedan. He released a grainy picture of the... more »
  • Hail of gunfire flies through park, one hit

    August 14, 2014 7:59 PM

    PORT ALLEN- As many as nineteen shots were fired near a park Thursday, hitting at least one person. The shooting happened at a basketball court in a park at the corner of Maryland and 14th Street. Following the shooting, there was a verbal altercation between authorities and a... more »
  • Man stabbed to death on Bourbon

    August 13, 2014 10:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A man was stabbed to death near Bourbon Street Wednesday evening. Police said the incident happened shortly before 9 p.m. near the intersection of Bourbon and Toulouse streets. WWL TV, a news partner of WBRZ.com reported little information was released about what happened. The man was... more »
  • Tangipahoa's naked "Spiderman" arrested

    August 8, 2014 11:09 PM

    ABITA SPRINGS- A man on the run from authorities in Tangipahoa was apprehended after a bizarre chase one parish over, in St. Tammany. John Edward Green, 33, took deputies in a four-hour long foot chase, ActionNews17.com reported . Green is knick-named the "spiderman Burglar" since he is accused of... more »
  • Dangerous area of town getting safer Play Video

    August 8, 2014 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There has been a steady drop in crime in Gardere, an area famous for issues. A review of the crime reports, obtained by WBRZ, show things are changing for the better. There has been a downward trend since 2008. Most recently, theft, burglary, narcotics, and reports of... more »
  • Father describes shooting intruder Play Video

    August 6, 2014 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A father in Baton Rouge who police said shot an intruder in his daughter's home said if he found himself in the same situation, he'd do the same thing all over again. "It had to be me or him. So, it had to be him instead... 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 »
  • BRPD investigating payday loan store robbery

    August 4, 2014 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating the robbery of a payday loan store on Florida Blvd. that happened on Monday morning. Police in Baton Rouge said a man entered Broke Til Payday at 4025 Florida Blvd around 8:30 a.m., placed an unknown object in the back of an employee... more »
  • Glen oaks neighborhood gets facelift

    August 2, 2014 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Glen Oaks neighborhood is getting beautified. Thanks to different churches and volunteers, the area had a community wide cleanup Saturday morning until the afternoon. Pastor Donald Hunter of New Beginning Baptist Church, was one of the leaders of today's cleanup and he says a community effort... more »
  • Police: minivan getaway car in holdup is "unusual" Play Video

    July 30, 2014 7:24 PM

    WALKER- Police are looking for a man who held up a fast food restaurant through the drive-thru window recently. The heist at the Jack in the Box was captured from two angles: inside where workers are seen scurrying as the crime unfolds and from outside as the man drives to... more »
  • Vitter wants clean slate of overseers after Ponzi victims get no help

    July 18, 2014 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In another blow to people who lost around $1 billion in a Ponzi scheme, the SEC lost its appeal to recoup money for victims of R. Allen Stanford. Stanford was convicted and sentenced in 2012 of using investors money to fund companies that went out of business.... more »
  • Trio arrested for sex sale

    July 11, 2014 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Three women face prostitution charges after police say they tried to make a deal with an undercover officer at a luxury hotel. According to arrest records, the group were working out of a hotel on Corporate and using the often sexually filled listing website backpage.com to advertise... more »
  • Man wanted in ten-hour kidnapping

    July 10, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are searching for a 23-year-old, accused of kidnapping a woman and her two children this week. DeAndre Gautier is wanted for kidnapping, battery, assault and weapons charges. Detectives believe he smashed into the victim's apartment on East Brookstown and waited until she came home from work.... more »
  • More arrests expected in child rape case

    July 10, 2014 8:26 PM

    WILSON - Two people have been arrested in connection with a child sex ring bust, the rural police department said late Thursday evening. Joe Lloyd and Darrell Anderson face charges of aggravated rape of minor children, a department spokesperson said. The victims are three and six years old. ... more »
  • Gonzales PD investigates vending machine break-ins

    July 10, 2014 3:01 PM

    GONZALES - Police asked for help identifying two men accused of breaking into vending machines at a local hotel earlier this month. According to Gonzales PD two unknown males entered a hotel in Gonzales on July 1 and broke into several vending machines on different floors. The man pictured... more »
  • Parents, kids arrested after party shooting Play Video

    July 2, 2014 5:54 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Sheriff's Deputies arrested two parents and a pair of their children following a shooting at a teen party that left one person injured. It happened early Sunday morning on Daigle Rd. near James Street, where investigators say Austin Rashall, 18, Aronis Gonzalez, 18, and his 16-year... more »
  • Group booked following shooting at party

    July 2, 2014 9:19 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies have made several arrests following an investigation into a shooting at a party in Prairieville on June 28th. Investigators say a young woman held a party in the 15000 block of Daigle Rd. while her parents were out of town. It was supposed... more »
  • Prosecutors: Ray Nagin deserves harsh sentence

    July 2, 2014 8:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has shown no remorse for his crimes and lies to investigators and U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan should sentence him harshly. Nagin, convicted on 20 counts of conspiracy, bribery and fraud, had asked Berrigan to show leniency in... more »
  • BRAVE holds discussion with teens Play Video

    June 30, 2014 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge teens got a chance to voice their concerns about violence Monday to parish safety leaders in the BRAVE program. Mayor-President "Kip" Holden, District Attorney Hillar Moore, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III and others spoke to the teens about key issues in... more »
  • Gardere Initiative meets to discuss crime, blight Play Video

    June 26, 2014 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A panel of city leaders listened and engaged with an audience of concerned residents about crime and other problems in south Baton Rouge. Their main concern is crime in the Gardere Area off Burbank Drive. The town hall meeting was about the Gardere Initiative, a group... more »
  • Curfew in effect after deputy was found dead

    June 23, 2014 9:32 PM

    ABBEVILLE - People in this small community were ordered not to leave their homes overnight Monday as authorities searched for two people who may have shot and killed an off-duty sheriff's deputy hours earlier. The deputy was found dead after calling in a report about two suspicious people south... more »
  • EBRSO investigating payday loan armed robbery

    June 19, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies are investigating an armed robbery of an East Baton Rouge Parish payday loan business that happened on Tuesday. An employee told investigators a man entered EZ Payday Loans at 10446 Airline Hwy shortly before noon on June 17 and posed as a customer before... more »
  • Webb Park Civic Association draws big crowd Play Video

    June 17, 2014 9:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Webb Park Civic Association held its first meeting Tuesday evening and it attracted a large crowd, about 100 residents met to talk about their future. The gathering also included people from Steele Place, Glenmore Place, Walnut Hills, Country Club and Westdale subdivisions. In all, there... more »
  • Parents plead for info after son killed

    June 16, 2014 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two days after Jeffrey Francois, 28, was shot and killed on Underwood Avenue near North Foster, his parents are pleading for help finding the shooter. "He didn't bother nobody, he didn't ride with any and everybody, he loved his family, his brother, his sisters and for them... more »
  • Arrested for arson

    June 15, 2014 7:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a woman was arrested Saturday for setting an apartment complex on fire with as many as 18 people inside. East Side Fire Department says Ganea Montague, 36, set an apartment on fire in two separate places back on April 7th at around 6:30 a.m.... more »
  • Deputies: Home invasion likely related to drugs

    June 11, 2014 10:47 PM

    HAMMOND - Investigators believe a deadly home invasion earlier this week may be related to illegal drug activity. There were drugs inside the apartment where Brandon Sims, 30, was murdered on June 9. An unidentified person smashed through the back door and got into a shootout with Sims, who... more »
  • Family coping with murder of Baton Rouge man Play Video

    June 9, 2014 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified a man Monday morning who was found shot to death in the driver's seat of a vehicle the night before. Officers said Kentrail Thompson, 22, was found around 9:25 p.m. Sunday in a vehicle on Crestway Ave. with multiple gunshot wounds. Thompson's family... more »
  • Man admits to having bad luck, losing store's money at casino

    June 6, 2014 11:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police arrested a man who, they say, admitted to trying to use his gas station's cash as seed money at an area casino. Branchard McClendon told investigators, he was transporting cash from the convenience store he managed to the bank for the nightly deposit but a friend... more »
  • Police release pictures of burger joint robbers

    June 5, 2014 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday night, police released security video of two men who robbed a fast food restaurant near downtown earlier this week. Police said the two men, who have not been identified, held McDonald's employees at gunpoint in a quick robbery where one ran around the counter and... more »
  • Woman rescued from "severe and disturbing" case of human trafficking

    June 5, 2014 9:12 PM

    AJAX, La.- Details were released Thursday afternoon of what law enforcement agents in central Louisiana called the most severe and disturbing case of human trafficking ever investigated in the region. Three people face charges after an unidentified woman was found attached to a logging chain and a bucket. The... more »
  • Police looking for man selling bogus roof repairs

    June 3, 2014 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a man, accused of collecting money from homeowners for roof repairs but never completing the work. According to a warrant, Kermit Joseph Leger, Jr., is wanted for theft of the assets of an aged person or disabled person and felony theft. Investigators... more »
  • Suspect wanted in rush hour armed robbery

    May 22, 2014 8:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are on the hunt for a man who stole an undisclosed amount of cash from a convenience store during a rush hour armed robbery. The "male subject entered through the front door and approached the cashier at the front counter, raised his shirt and showed the... more »
  • Confession in 30-year-old murder-for-hire case

    May 16, 2014 10:38 PM

    ANGOLA- A man serving a live sentence at the State Penitentiary confessed to a 30-year-old murder but won't be tried in connection with the crime. Larry Thompson, 71, is doing time for other crimes. He said he was hired to kill Maria Marshall in Toms River, New Jersey in... more »
  • Man claims 'Zodiac Killer' is his father Play Video

    May 14, 2014 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Gary Stewart was just a few weeks old when his father abandoned him on a set of stairs in an apartment complex. Stewart was later adopted by a family in Baton Rouge, but as an adult he began to yearn for answers about his past, though he... 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 »
  • Man found shot dead

    May 9, 2014 9:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating the death of a man, found shot in a vehicle near the I-10 overpass in Old South Baton Rouge Friday. Officers did not identify the man, but said he was 22-years-old. His body was found in the 1100 block of Swart Street about 6:30... more »
  • State Police catch accused, dangerous child molester

    May 7, 2014 8:49 PM

    STONEWALL - State Police said they arrested a man wanted for three counts of molestation of juveniles at 3:30 p.m. in Dixie Inn, LA. Jeffery Scott Humphries, 34, is accused of molesting underage people in Bossier Parish. Specifics about the crime were not released. Humphries was considered especially... more »

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