April 24, 2014 5:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge wants to establish a domestic violence court in East Baton Rouge Parish.
State District Judge Donald Johnson says the recent domestic related murders in Ascension Parish motivated his ideas to create a new court that he feels would help to curb domestic... more »
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 »
April 22, 2014 11:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - Major crimes in Baton Rouge dropped by 7.39 percent in 2013 when compared to 2012, according to numbers submitted by the BRPD to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting program.
Violent Crimes Against Persons which includes murder, rape, robbery, and assault dropped by 15.03 percent. The numbers... more »
April 20, 2014 5:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police and neighbors are trying to figure out why a man was gunned down near a neighborhood barbecue.
The shooting happened Saturday shortly after 1 p.m. on the 600 block of East Polk Street.
Police say 63-year-old Eddie Lee Marshall died at the... more »
April 17, 2014 5:50 PM
BATON ROUGE- Students at Capitol High got a first hand look at the major players in the fight against crime, including the top law enforcement officials involved in the BRAVE program.
The students held an open forum to discuss the best ways to escape street violence and lead a... more »
April 16, 2014 10:46 PM
BATON ROUGE- A narcotics search warrant ended with an exchange of gunfire where a Baton Rouge Police officer was injured.
The incident happened on 36th at Cain Street, near the intersection of North Acadian and Gus Young.
Police said they only could release preliminary information and more is... more »
April 16, 2014 5:45 PM
BATON ROUGE- An 18-year old is learning a painful lesson after he was injured during a drive-by shooting last night.
It happened on Avis Ave, near Staring Lane, where police say someone opened fire from a car, hitting three people. One man was seriously injured.
Darrell Oby's son... more »
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 »
April 15, 2014 11:47 PM
PLAQUEMINE- Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies transferred a man into their jail Tuesday night and charged him with the murder of a man whose body was found in a sugar cane field earlier this year.
Mark Roy, 44, was arrested near Lafayette earlier in the day. He is charged with... more »
April 15, 2014 9:22 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police responded to reports of multiple people shot off Staring Lane Tuesday night.
A large police presence formed in the area where there were reports of shots fired, on Avis Avenue. Along that same stretch of street, more shots fired on Leonard Drive.
Police said one... more »
April 15, 2014 3:46 PM
HAMMOND - State Police said they're investigating a deputy-involved shooting after a domestic disturbance in Tangipahoa Parish Tuesday afternoon.
LSP Sgt. Nick Manale said deputies shot and killed Michael Nichols, 48, after he wouldn't stop stabbing his mother at their home off Happywoods Road near the I-12/I-55 interchange.
... more »
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 »
April 14, 2014 2:36 PM
GONZALES- The Ascension Parish coroner said a man who died while running from police last week was not shocked by a stun gun, despite what the man's family told WBRZ News 2 after the incident.
Jerrick Lane, 25, dove into a canal and never resurfaced a week ago. Police... more »
April 10, 2014 10:35 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- Fire investigators believe an arsonist lit a vacant house on fire Thursday evening.
Smoke and flames poured from the home on Hope Circle, off Lockhart Road. Viewer-video shows massive flames engulfing the structure.
Now, there is a search for the person who started the inferno.
... more »
April 9, 2014 5:57 PM
GONZALES - Police are standing firm that no stun gun was fired when they chased Jerrick Lane, 25, during a domestic disturbance call on Abe Avenue Tuesday night.
Gonzales Police were responding to a call that Jerrick Lane had a gun and was harassing a woman. When the officer... more »
April 8, 2014 11:11 PM
HAMMOND- Police spent Tuesday talking to a person of interest and witnesses to a murder that happened Monday night.
Police said Brian Chester Keith died after being shot multiple times in Phoenix Square. There was no immediate motive for the shooting.
Keith died at the hospital but not... more »
April 8, 2014 11:05 PM
GONZALES- It appears a man drowned while he tried to run from an officer who was dispatched to a domestic disturbance late Tuesday night.
Police said Jerrick Lane, 25, ran when a Gonzales Police officer arrived at the scene on Abe Street. Police said Lane had a gun and... more »
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 »
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 »
April 2, 2014 9:12 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a man who pushed a woman into the bathroom of a McDonald's on Sherwood Forest and threatened her with a knife Wednesday afternoon.
Police said the altercation happened around 3:00 when the 36-year-old woman was shoved into a stall in the female restroom... more »
March 31, 2014 11:23 PM
PONCHATOULA- A 60-year-old man was arrested again by police here, marking more than a dozen times officers have had to deal with him for allegedly committing crimes.
Andre Mayo was most recently arrested after he was found breaking into a semi parked at a convenience store on East Pine... more »
March 31, 2014 11:21 PM
BATON ROUGE- A killer pleaded guilty to his crime, and will spend the next sixty years in prison.
Phillip Carter, 23, was set to stand trial in the murder of Bobby Nelson, 43, in 2012. Nelson, a fuel truck driver, was killed at a gas station in downtown.
... more »
March 24, 2014 3:15 PM
BATON ROUGE- State juvenile justice leaders pledged to return a juvenile justice facility to the state's largest parish Monday afternoon during a House Appropriations committee hearing at the capitol.
The goal could be to sell all but fifty acres of the property north of the airport and use the... more »
March 21, 2014 10:53 PM
JACKSON- A man faces charges following a standoff with authorities that happened after he shot two people, the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's office said.
Clyde Bennett Mills, 35, of 959 Tom Mills Lane was booked on two counts of attempted second degree murder with no bond Friday.
Investigators... more »
March 20, 2014 11:19 PM
AMITE- Police charged a 63-year-old woman with manslaughter after her brother was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon.
Daryllynn Hill was booked hours after the crime in the 100 block of South Second Street. Chief Jerry Trabone said Hill stopped cooperating with their investigation and they are not sure why... more »
March 19, 2014 10:59 PM
AMITE- Police spent Wednesday evening questioning a 63-year-old woman who they said killed her brother after while he grilled in his backyard.
Alfred Hill, 62, was shot and killed in the 100 block of South Second Street. His nephew stopped a police officer driving through the neighborhood and reported... more »
March 19, 2014 10:56 PM
BATON ROUGE- Former LSU football star Jeremy Hill was released early from his two-year probation Wednesday.
Hill went before a judge, and had his probation terminated because he completed all that was required of him. Hill was on probation after a fight outside a bar in Tigerland last year.... more »
March 18, 2014 10:20 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- City marshals will be carrying new equipment to deal with problematic people and the agency's leader believes it is safer than what some departments are packing.
The marshal's office here now also has pepper guns. Marshal Jerry Denton said he prefers them to stun guns, for safety... more »
March 18, 2014 7:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating a double shooting, where one victim was shot in the head.
Authorities and emergency crews were dispatched to the intersection of La Margie and La Annie shortly before 6:30 Tuesday evening.
The second victim was shot in the leg. Both shooting victims were... more »
March 14, 2014 10:33 PM
BATON ROUGE- A mother faces charges after school administrators told an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy she beat her child in front of them.
Akilah Finley, 32, faces cruelty to a juvenile charges.
According to her arrest report, witnesses saw her smash her son's head into a... more »
March 14, 2014 10:31 PM
HAMMOND- People dumping trash has become such a problem in Tangipahoa Parish, leaders are installing security cameras to catch people.
"If the cameras work, we're gonna get some more," Parish President Gordon Burgess told WWL TV.
"We're gonna clean up our parish whether the people like it or... more »
March 14, 2014 10:27 PM
PORT ALLEN- A member of the United States Army was released from the West Baton Rouge Parish Prison to military police Friday.
Sgt. Horace Brown , 30, had been in jail since he was arrested for carrying 23 pounds of marijuana in a duffel bag. Authorities said they found... more »
March 14, 2014 10:24 PM
AMITE- Giles McGhee, 53, will serve life in prison for killing two people in Hammond two years ago.
A jury found McGhee guilty in February and he was sentenced this week.
Karum Smith, 40, was found shot along with Tamica Muse, 36, at a house that belonged to... more »
March 12, 2014 10:39 PM
PONCHATOULA- A man will spend the rest of his life in prison after a violent love-fueled tirade in this quiet Tangipahoa Parish town three years ago.
Gary Shurley, 40, was sentenced for the murder of Buster Lock. He also got time for other crimes connected to the incident.
... more »
March 11, 2014 10:02 PM
BATON ROUGE- Homicide detectives were called to the scene of a shooting Tuesday night shortly after first responders rushed the unknown victim to an area hospital, a police spokesperson said.
Police and EMS were called to the 2300 block of Pawnee, off Plank near the I-110 overpass, around 9... more »
February 27, 2014 4:38 PM
BRUSLY - Police in Brusly are on the lookout for a crook who kicked in a door, then went running when the home's alarm went off.
It happened in broad daylight in the Brusly Oaks Subdivision in off Louisiana Highway 1. Crime isn't something homeowner Rene Picard worried about... more »
February 26, 2014 10:01 PM
FRENCH SETTLEMENT- Sheriff's deputies said a suspect is in custody after a shooting along the Amite River Wednesday night.
Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies said the victim was transported to an area hospital after the shooting on La Trace Road.
They did not release any other information.
Check... more »
February 24, 2014 10:34 PM
BATON ROUGE- Despite a reported drop in crime, a reality website ranks the city as one of the most dangerous in the United States.
The site compiled 100 where there are 25,000 or more people and based the results on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent... more »
February 23, 2014 8:33 PM
ZACHARY - Residents are banding together to keep their community safe after a spike in burglaries.
The number of burglaries nearly doubled in the last year, according to Zachary Police Chief David McDavid. He says population growth may be driving the rise in crime.
Now, he is calling... more »
February 21, 2014 5:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police have charged an LSU student for reporting a fake attempted abduction at LSU Thursday night.
Leila Marlene Wolfe, 22, of Denham Springs, faces criminal mischief charges. She was issued a misdemeanor summons and was released.
The story Wolfe is accused of creating put the entire... more »
February 21, 2014 4:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - A shot spotter gunfire indicator helped East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies respond to a shooting Thursday evening.
The shot spotter sends an alert to police when it detects the sound of a gunshot nearby. East Baton Rouge Parish pays $30,000 a year to keep crime cameras... more »
February 19, 2014 9:38 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police issued an arrest warrant for a 23-year-old Wednesday night, accused in a murder that happened on January 1st.
Police are looking for James Dean. Investigators said he killed Michael Taylor, 53, with a tire tool.
Detectives believe the two got into a fight on Convention... more »
February 17, 2014 8:25 PM
KENTWOOD- A former band instructor at Kentwood High School bonded out of jail Monday as deputies said they are looking for evidence of any active molestation Kenneth Dillon may have been involved in.
Dillon, 64, was arrested Friday morning on child pornography charges.
ActionNews17.com reported Monday, Dillon had... more »
February 14, 2014 9:27 PM
KENTWOOD- The high school band instructor for the town's high school faces child pornography charges.
Kenneth Dillon, 64, was arrested by Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's deputies after a search of his house Friday morning. Deputies said they found sexually explicit images of children, including a video where an 8-year-old is... more »
February 14, 2014 5:52 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- The Livingston Parish Sheriff's office said it fired and arrested a man who worked as a deputy at the parish jail.
Leo Barthelemy, Jr. is charged with malfeasance in office/tampering with evidence and illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities after an incident at his house on... more »
February 14, 2014 2:26 PM
LIVINGSTON- Deputies plan to release more information about a mysterious arrest of one of their own later Friday.
Leo Barthelemy, Jr.was booked into parish jail but the details surrounding his arrest were withheld. Information is expected to be released in a news release, WBRZ News 2 reporter Ryan Naquin... more »
February 13, 2014 10:00 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man was shot dead and left behind apartments off Florida Boulevard Thursday night.
Detectives found the unidentified man in the complex at 567 Sharp Lane after people reported hearing gunshots just after 9 p.m. He was shot multiple times, detectives said.
He died at the... more »
February 12, 2014 12:43 AM
BATON ROUGE- A settlement for an accused killer's grandmother is up for discussion at Wednesday afternoon's Metro Council meeting.
Linda Thomas sued the city after she said she was injured when police searched her home for her grandson, Aramis Jackson, more than three year ago.
Jackson faces charges... more »
February 11, 2014 9:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - A crime protection district in Sherwood Forest is in the works.
The neighborhood voted on the measure last year. Each household will see a fee added on to property taxes at the end of the year.
Sherwood Forest is looking to other crime districts to... more »
February 9, 2014 11:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police say they have arrested a suspect in the 15th street shooting that happened Friday night.
Officials say 18-year-old Corey Scott is charged with 2nd degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. He was arrested at around 9 a.m. Sunday.
According to authorities, Scott... more »
February 8, 2014 5:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - Neighbors living in Old South Baton Rouge are calling for the violence to stop after an 18-year-old was gunned down walking from a store.
Baton Rouge Police say Marvin Thomas was shot and killed Friday just before 5 p.m. on the 1300 block of S. 15th... more »
February 7, 2014 10:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - A group of people arrested in a multi-parish raid posted several videos of themselves staging drive-by-shootings and singing about selling drugs.
The Big Money Block Boys are a known street gang in south Baton Rouge. BRAVE arrested seven people involved with the group Friday morning during... more »
February 7, 2014 10:52 PM
GROSSE TETE- Sheriff's deputies in Iberville Parish arrested a man driving an RV through the region loaded with marijuana.
A spokesperson said the man was from California and carrying 100 pounds of high grade, hydroponic weed.
He was pulled over around midnight on I-10 early Friday morning. A... more »
February 6, 2014 10:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators say a house was intentionally set on fire to cover up a crime scene.
The house in the 5100 block of Sycamore Street is a total loss. The fire was contained to the bedroom, but the rest of the home received smoke and heat... more »
February 5, 2014 10:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Three men were arrested in connection with a home invasion Wednesday, one of them allegedly claimed to be a police officer.
Police say Clayton Dugan, Miles Moreno and Joel Scales broke into a house in the 400 block of St. Rose Avenue around 2:30 a.m.
... more »
February 4, 2014 11:17 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a 20-year-old in connection with a 2013 murder, investigators said Tuesday night.
Demonte Foster, 20, 3250 Dalton Street, is wanted in the shooting death of Travis Harris, 34. Harris was killed on November 17 on Dougherty Drive.
Police said Harris was shot... more »
February 3, 2014 6:05 PM
SORRENTO - The Sorrento town council has an additional insurance quote to consider ahead of their Feb. 4 council meeting.
The quote, which was discussed briefly at the previous council meeting, offers liability insurance for the chief of police and his assistant for a premium of about $45,000 per... more »
January 31, 2014 11:19 PM
HAMMOND- An elaborate takedown got an accused murderer locked up after being on the run for over a year Friday.
Hammond Police said they received a tip that Terry Landry, 20, was in Metairie. Landry was wanted in connection with the murder of Raphael Garrison at an apartment near... more »
January 31, 2014 11:10 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- Police are utilizing a tool that numerous agencies have had for a while to track down people wanted by the law.
The city purchased a license plate reader for one cruiser. A homeland security grant paid for the expensive equipment.
City leaders said they are satisfied... more »
January 31, 2014 9:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- Detectives are looking for clues after two people were shot at an apartment complex north of Florida Boulevard near Sherwood Forest Friday night.
The gunman fled the scene. The two victims are expected to survive, police said.
Investigators will spend the night working the scene in... more »
January 27, 2014 11:02 PM
BATON ROUGE- The state said Monday night, a planned execution remains on schedule, despite the inmate's attorney fighting to have it postponed because of questions surrounding the procedure used in the death penalty in Louisiana.
A lawyer for Christopher Sepulvado, who was convicted of the beating and scalding death... more »
January 21, 2014 10:25 PM
SORRENTO- The Chief of Police was absent from the council meeting Tuesday as his assistant presented the quote for liability insurance to town leaders.
The quote, which was offered by a high risk insurer, wasn't complete enough for the council to make a decision, so it decided to table... more »
January 21, 2014 9:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man police said is responsible for two home invasions, one where a woman was sexually assaulted, has a troubled past.
Police charged Vorris Mouton, 35, of New Iberia with sexual battery and aggravated burglary in connection with a Jan. 17 incident in the Sherwood Forest... more »
January 20, 2014 10:56 PM
BATON ROUGE- People are still on edge, a week after attacks in neighborhoods near the city's center began.
Since last Sunday, four women have been the victims of home invasions and sexual assaults.
Monday evening, people who lived in the communities where an attacker- or attackers- have hit... more »
January 17, 2014 5:46 PM
SORRENTO - A lawsuit filed Friday alleges embattled Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot forced a woman in his custody to perform oral sex on him inside the police department.
The suit filed by attorney Tregg Wilson alleges Theriot initially responded to a call about an intoxicated woman on the... more »
January 16, 2014 5:13 PM
SORRENTO - The Sorrento Police Department received a quote for liability insurance that finally gives them the chance to reopen.
Indian Harbor Insurance Company, a surplus line carrier, offered a quote for liability insurance for the department with a premium of $34,937 a year.
Surplus lines are typically... more »
January 15, 2014 9:22 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- Multiple sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a reported shooting just outside the city limits.
Sheriff's deputies said they responded to an incident on Grand Turk Drive, off Florida, but could not release specific details about what was going on.
The front yard of the... more »
January 14, 2014 10:16 PM
ST. JAMES- Two people have been taken into custody after a shooting in the parking of a high school as a basketball game was in progress Tuesday night.
The shooting happened at St. James High as the school's team was playing Lutcher High.
One person was shot, and... more »
January 12, 2014 10:42 AM
PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia police say someone broke into a home belonging to Eagles star receiver DeSean Jackson and stole a handgun and more than $250,000 in cash and jewelry. Investigators said Saturday the burglary happened sometime earlier in the week at Jackson's home in South Philadelphia, not far from the... more »
January 10, 2014 10:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- Two people were injured in an altercation Friday night where at least one of them were shot, a spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies responded to a man injured on Laredo Avenue but found two injured there. While one person had been... more »
December 26, 2013 7:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police say a candy cane lawn decoration was a man's weapon of choice after an argument on Christmas Eve.
The man is accused of ripping the yard ornament out of the ground on East Garfield Street and started swinging it at another man, who then pulled... more »
December 25, 2013 10:40 PM
TUPELO- People came together on Christmas Day for a memorial for a police officer, originally from Baton Rouge, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in Mississippi earlier this week.
A large crowd gathered with candles, held in the air, as the sun sank into the... more »
December 25, 2013 8:34 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police believe a homeless man robbed a gas station near downtown on Christmas Eve.
Police arrested Terry Casey Wednesday when an officer patrolling Convention Street recognized Casey's bike. It matched the description of the person who biked away from the Chevron convenience store after ransacking it to... more »
December 24, 2013 10:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for the person who held up a gas station near downtown on Christmas Eve.
The man had his hand inside a green book bag, acting like he was armed, when he demanded money from the clerk at the Chevron on St. Ferdinand Street around... more »
December 23, 2013 4:13 PM
VIDALIA- State authorities are trying to figure out who shot and killed a black bear in Concordia Parish.
The bear was found over the weekend in a wooded area of the Yancey Wildlife Management Area. A necropsy revealed the bear was probably dead for about a week.
Because... more »