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  • Off-duty reserve police officer involved in deadly shooting Play Video

    February 5, 2016 5:40 PM

    ADDIS - State Police have taken control of a death investigation after a woman was shot and killed Friday afternoon. #BREAKING Addis police just put crime scene tape up at this home on Nic Dr. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/izxPPc4D5G — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) February 5, 2016 Emergency crews... more »
  • Final suspect in home invasion arrested after fight with cops

    February 5, 2016 12:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested the second and final suspect in a violent home invasion last weekend. Michael Lewis was arrested after a fight with Special Response Team Officers who tracked him down at his apartment in Tigerland. Lewis was booked into jail with black eyes and bruises... more »
  • Police identify suspect in overnight police chase

    February 5, 2016 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A police officer fired at a man following a police chase overnight. Baton Rouge Police stop ped a vehicle for possibly being operated by a drunk driver shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday on North Acadian near the hospital in Mid City. While the officer was performing... more »
  • Man arrested after overnight standoff, charged with attacking roommate

    February 5, 2016 3:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said Friday morning, they arrested a man after an overnight standoff. #BREAKING @brpd SRT called to a home off Elissalde St near LSU Lakes. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/4Tn0UPsmJc — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) February 5, 2016 Two roommates were arguing and starting fighting when one... more »
  • Today: Duplantier murder suspects set for grand jury hearing

    February 4, 2016 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A grand jury is expected to meet today to determine the official indictments against the two men accused of killing an elderly couple in Baton Rouge. Ernesto Alonso, 42, and Frank Garcia, 48, were arrested in connection to the kidnapping and murders of Denis and Suzanne Duplantier. The... more »
  • Police ID second suspect in home invasion where business owner was targeted

    February 3, 2016 6:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have identified the second suspect in the home invasion of a popular business owner in the Tigerland area. Michael Lewis, 28, of Alvin Dark, is wanted on armed robbery charges. Police wrote in an arrest warrant obtained by WBRZ, Lewis is also suspected of robbing... more »
  • Family tied to popular Tigerland business attacked in home invasion Play Video

    February 2, 2016 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The owner of the Akasha Market fears her Tigerland business may have lead to her family being targeted by violent criminals. After being robbed in January, Rania Ahmed leased the popular convenience store on Bob Pettit Boulevard. Then, Ahmed said she felt her work was too... more »
  • Red pickup in Monday police chase was stolen from fire station

    February 2, 2016 11:15 AM

    ZACHARY - State Police said a pickup truck used in a police chase through Baton Rouge Monday was originally reported stolen from a fire station in Zachary. The red pickup was ditched at the end of the chase near LSU, at Farr Park. The driver who took State Police... more »
  • Authorities searching for driver in vehicle pursuit through Baton Rouge Monday

    February 1, 2016 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities from multiple agencies are searching for a man who led them on a vehicle pursuit and foot chase through baton Rouge late Monday afternoon. State Police said a trooper tried to stop a red Chevy pickup truck on Bluebonnet near Burbank just before 4:30 p.m.... more »
  • Teenagers jumped at abandoned Six Flags Play Video

    February 1, 2016 2:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two teenage girls were robbed while taking pictures at the abandoned Six Flags amusement park, WWL TV reported Monday. The attack happened Sunday around sunset, police said. The girls, both 17, were jumped by four men with guns. The guys stole the girls' purses, cell phones... more »
  • Police expect to arrest driver who hit speeds of 133 mph

    January 29, 2016 4:12 PM

    KILLIAN - Police expect to arrest the driver of a vehicle clocked on radar driving at speeds exceeding 130 mph Friday. The Killian Police Department said a black Infiniti was seen driving above the posted speed limit on Old Highway 22. An officer said the driver was cruising at... more »
  • Standoff ends in arrest of teen mugging suspects Play Video

    January 29, 2016 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly two-dozen police and other law enforcement agents blocked off a city block on Scenic Highway as efforts to apprehend a pair of kids behind a mugging came to a conclusion. Baton Rouge Police at the scene confirmed that a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old were taken... more »
  • Man arrested in connection with massive New Orleans fire

    January 27, 2016 11:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man trying to stay warm was booked with starting a massive fire on historic Canal Street Wednesday. Fire investigators said Darren Denley, 25, lit a fire in the alcove a building for heat. The fire got out of control and spread, burning for two hours... more »
  • Latest victim said she was abused at church; minister's bond increased Play Video

    January 27, 2016 7:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The latest victim of a suspected child abuser told authorities she was touched inappropriately at the church where the suspect said he was a pastor. Kentrell Jackson, 18, was first arrested earlier this week on charges of indecent behavior with a juvenile. A 12-year-old girl reported... more »
  • Teen minister facing additional abuse charges

    January 26, 2016 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police filed more abuse charges against an 18-year-old who claimed to be a church pastor. Tuesday, authorities said Kentrell Jackson was facing two additional charges of indecent behavior and a new charge of sexual battery. Baton Rouge Police said two more victims came forward after learning... more »
  • Church official tries to distance congregation from sex crimes investigation

    January 26, 2016 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials are trying to distance their church from a sex abuse investigation. A teenager who identified himself as a minister at Jesus Name Apostolic Temple was arrested Monday on indecent behavior with a juvenile charges. Kentrell Jackson, 18, remained in jail as of this writing. He... more »
  • La. TV personality arrested in decades-old sex case

    January 26, 2016 2:30 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Authorities from various parishes will discuss the arrest of a 1970s TV personality Tuesday. Frank Selas – known on TV in northwest Louisiana and parts of Arkansas and Mississippi as "Mr. Wonder" – was taken into custody in California after a decades-long search. Selas was the suspect... more »
  • Orleans government official wants to rework marijuana laws

    January 25, 2016 10:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - City councilwoman Susan Guidry will try to change how police deal with marijuana possession cases, WWL TV reported Monday. Guidry will ask police be able to issue court summons for subsequent offenses instead of just first-offense. Currently, a summons can be issued for first-time possession offenses.... more »
  • Not everyone will get closure with serial killer's unexpected death Thursday Play Video

    January 21, 2016 11:52 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The death of serial killer Derrick Todd Lee might be bitter-sweet for families of victims suspected to have been killed by him but never officially connected or confirmed. Lee was convicted in two attacks but DNA linked him to five others. There are likely more, authorities... more »
  • Handful of murder cases involving women remain unsolved after Lee's death

    January 21, 2016 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There are numerous unsolved murders of women in the region. The death of Derrick Todd Lee Thursday reminded many people of the cases still pending. Lee is suspected of attacking and killing as many as eight women between 1998 to 2003. He was convicted in two... more »
  • Sylvia: Baton Rouge was a scary place during serial killer years

    January 21, 2016 10:35 PM

    Dozens and dozens of women of all ages stood in a line so long it wrapped around the Baton Rouge Police Supply building on Florida Boulevard, for one of the hottest items for sale in the city, "Freeze Plus P". The pepper-spray and tear gas combination came in a canister... more »
  • Jury finds man guilty in shooting, murder of Baton Rouge college student

    January 15, 2016 10:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A jury found Trung Le guilty in the shooting death of a nursing student from Hammond and the injuring of nine others on Bourbon Street in June 2014. The verdict was read by the jury Friday night. The shooting shocked the area. Le maintained he... more »
  • Casino boss arrested on theft charges

    January 15, 2016 9:50 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The arrest of a key manager at a state casino is the first of its kind, State Police said late Friday. Frank Leeper, 45, was booked into jail on felony theft charges. When he was arrested, he was the director of slots at Sam's Town Hotel and... more »
  • Sheriff on attack victims' arrest: 'the average individual can connect the dots'

    January 15, 2016 3:51 PM

    GONZALES - The sheriff of Ascension Parish responded Friday to concerns crime victims were arrested on drug charges after reporting a home invasion earlier this week. Clay and Dana Cowart, both 45, and their daughter, Tayler, 18, were charged with various drug offenses after Dana Cowart called for help,... more »
  • Mother arrested after child is found with brain injury, human bite marks

    January 14, 2016 10:19 PM

    ZACHARY - A mother was booked into jail Thursday, accused of abusing her two-year-old child. Deputies wrote in arrest documents, emergency care workers reported a possible case of abuse after seeing the child of Doneisha Renee Carter before Christmas. Carter complained her son would not eat, was irritable, vomiting,... more »
  • Family arrested by sheriff's deputies after reporting home invasion

    January 14, 2016 9:14 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A family was booked into jail Wednesday after reporting they were victims of a home invasion because deputies found trace amounts of marijuana in their home. Clay and Dana Cowart, both 45, and their daughter, Tayler, 18, were charged with various drug offenses after Dana Cowart called... more »
  • Police: man stole cash, ice cream from shop Tuesday night

    January 12, 2016 10:47 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police are investigating a bizarre robbery of an ice cream parlor Tuesday evening. A man went to the Menchie's where he fixed himself a dessert and then threatened an employee when they charged him for the ice cream. He was able to steal cash and his... more »
  • Tuesday shooting is first homicide for city police in 2016

    January 12, 2016 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the victim of a shooting on North 23rd Street Tuesday night. 23-year-old Tyrell George was found shot on the side of the street near Jefferson Avenue just after 7 p.m., according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. The DA just arrived to... more »
  • Extradition process begins for area murder suspect jailed in Germany

    January 12, 2016 8:26 PM

    ETHEL - Local and federal authorities have started the extradition process for a woman jailed in Germany facing charges in Louisiana. Dulce Maria Funez, 34, is wanted in connection with the death of Connie and Eddie Earl Hall. The couple was found stabbed to death in their Ethel home... more »
  • Shooting deaths in Lafayette doubled in 2015

    January 11, 2016 11:15 AM

    LAFAYETTE - In 2015, 17 people lost their lives in Lafayette in shootings. Shootings made up the bulk of the 20 homicides investigated by Lafayette Police in 2015. Not included in that number is a death ruled justifiable homicide. It occurred Nov. 27 when a woman shot and killed Mauricio... more »
  • Calcasieu Parish starts court with options for veterans

    January 10, 2016 4:02 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - A new Veterans Treatment Court in Calcasieu Parish will offer mentoring and services instead of jail time for military veterans who are facing some criminal charges. The American Press reports the purpose of the court will be to divert veterans with service-connected substance abuse or mental health... more »
  • LSU professor charged with theft, forgery and malfeasance

    January 8, 2016 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU professor is being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail on a $98,000 bond. Todd Shupe was booked Friday on 98 charges related to fraud and theft. When arrested, Shupe was a member of the faculty at the LSU Ag Center. According... more »
  • Suspect identified in stabbing of LSU's Dillon Gordon

    January 6, 2016 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives investigating the stabbing of LSU football player Dillon Gordon filed an arrest warrant in connection with the case, the WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered Wednesday. Gordon, a tight end, was stabbed at a bar in Tigerland early Tuesday morning. He was taken to the hospital and... more »
  • Police investigate Tuesday evening shooting in Baton Rouge

    January 5, 2016 10:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police spent Tuesday night investigating a shooting off Plank Road. A WBRZ photographer on the scene captured video and images of numerous police cars and crime scene tape. The shooting was reported on North 26th Street between Jackson Avenue and Washington Avenue. BRPD working... more »
  • Deputies: Man wanted for pawning $25,000 worth of stolen tools

    January 5, 2016 3:45 PM

    GONZALES - A man from Baton Rouge is accused of pawning $25,000 worth of stolen tools, Ascension Parish Sheriff's Deputies said in a news release Tuesday. Ryan Redinger is wanted on 13 counts of burglary and theft. Detectives believe he used an access code to get into his boss'... more »
  • La. 1 traffic helps deputies bust suspected dollar store robber Play Video

    January 4, 2016 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives in two parishes are working to connect a man in the East Baton Rouge Parish jail to violent robberies of dollar stores on both sides of the Mississippi River. Zaccheus Quinn is charged with armed robbery in Baton Rouge. In West Baton Rouge, deputies believe... more »
  • New Orleans 2015 homicide rate up after dropping for 2 years

    January 1, 2016 3:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans homicide rate jumped 10 percent in 2015 after falling to a 43-year low in 2014. Police spokesman Tyler Gamble said in a news release Friday that detectives investigated 165 homicides last year. Gamble said the homicide rate in 2014 had dropped to 150, a... more »
  • Police: 5 shot in New Orleans; 1 in critical condition

    January 1, 2016 9:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say five people have been injured in a shooting. A brief statement from police spokesman Frank Robertson says the shooting happened around 9 p.m. Thursday. Police initially said four people were shot, with three in stable condition and one in critical condition. They later added... more »
  • Police in California say naked burglar took purse

    December 26, 2015 6:12 PM

    AUBURN - Police in California are trying to determine why a man was naked in frigid temperatures when he entered a home and stole a purse. Auburn police say the homeowner's boyfriend then chased 28-year-old Adam Pettibone on Friday night before Pettibone got into an SUV and drove off. Sgt.... more »
  • In arrest documents, police report witness tipped them about shooting suspects

    December 25, 2015 11:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A witness helped Baton Rouge Police develop and arrest two of three suspects in a parking lot murder a few days before Christmas. In newly-released arrest documents, police said Gabrielle Rogers told someone about the role she played in the shooting at the corner of College... more »
  • Police search for vehicle in hit and run of child

    December 25, 2015 12:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are searching for a car and its driver after a 7-year-old boy was hit and left in the road. Baton Rouge Police released the details of the hit-and-run Thursday. The incident happened Wednesday night on the 1900 block of N Ardenwood Drive near Greenwell Springs... more »
  • Neighbors shocked about deadly deputy-involved shooting Thursday Play Video

    December 24, 2015 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The sheriff's office said a man had been drinking and was on a rampage when he was shot by officers after pointing a gun in their direction on Christmas Eve. Gregory Sanders, 54, was shot when three deputies responded to complaints about his behavior at his... more »
  • Child cut in feud between family members at restaurant Wednesday

    December 23, 2015 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An infant was taken to an area hospital after being injured in a scuffle between adult family members Wednesday. Police said they responded to the Red Robin restaurant outside the Mall of Louisiana where the incident occurred. Officers said the child was being held by its... more »
  • Victims: Amateur mugged them at casino

    December 23, 2015 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a 19-year-old on armed robbery charges after two people were mugged at the L'Auberge casino. Ari Thompson was booked Tuesday. Deputies said he confessed to one of the attacks but said an acquaintance was responsible for the second, though deputies charged him with... more »
  • Judge agrees to lower bond of murder suspect

    December 22, 2015 12:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Jail records indicate an accused murderer's bond was lowered by more than half. Brittany Monk is in jail connected to the death or Robert Noce. Noce was found dead, stuffed into a 55-gallon drum in the kitchen of his home in Zachary. Last week, a... more »
  • Police ID victim in deadly College Drive shooting Play Video

    December 21, 2015 8:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are searching for two people after a shooting in a parking lot of a strip mall at the corner of College Drive and Corporate Boulevard. Baton Rouge Police said 27-year-old George Reusch Jr. died after he was shot while sitting in his vehicle. Investigators... more »
  • Street gangs migrate from drugs to white-collar crimes

    December 21, 2015 12:59 PM

    NEW YORK - The Van Dyke Money Gang in New York made off with more than $1.5 million this year - but it wasn't in gunpoint robberies or drug running, it was a Western Union money order scheme. In New Jersey, 111 Neighborhood Crips used a machine to make dozens... more »
  • FOLLOW UP: Deputies working night of possible inmate escape to be questioned

    December 18, 2015 12:45 PM

    PORT ALLEN – West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies who are assigned the overnight shift at the jail's work release bunk area will be questioned Friday after Baton Rouge Police said a man escaped the center and attacked a man in the parking of a hotel on the east side... more »
  • Cop killer can't be executed, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules

    December 16, 2015 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal appeals court ruled Kevan Brumfield is not eligible to be put to death. Earlier this month , his attorneys asked the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to declare him mentally disabled. In its decision, the court wrote Wednesday, "Brumfield is intellectually disabled and, accordingly,... more »
  • Two people detained after police chase ends in Baton Rouge

    December 15, 2015 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A police chase over the Mississippi River ended with the arrest of two people Tuesday night. Baton Rouge Police said they assisted authorities from West Baton Rouge when two people in a pickup truck refused to stop for officers in the Port Allen area. The driver... more »
  • Another crime district in the works Play Video

    December 14, 2015 10:14 PM

    BAKER - One more neighborhood is planning to ask for state approval to help curb unwanted mischief. Residents in the Parkwood Terrace Subdivision are working with state lawmakers to set up a crime district. "We could always use more police because we want to be crime-free, you know?" said Sherman... more »
  • Two teens booked after home invasion Friday

    December 11, 2015 9:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two teenagers were arrested, accused of home invasion Friday afternoon. Corey Wiliams and Baylen Trim were charged with armed robbery, simple battery of persons with infirmities and resisting arrest. Saturday is Williams' birthday. Deputies said a 79-year-old woman in the 10000 block of Woodland... more »
  • Jury convicts Oklahoma ex-cop of rape, sex abuse

    December 11, 2015 5:31 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- A jury has convicted a former Oklahoma City police officer of first-degree rape related to allegations that he assaulted or victimized 13 women on his beat. Daniel Holtzclaw faces a possible sentence of life in prison after being convicted Thursday. The 29-year-old Holtzclaw was accused of preying... more »
  • Teen and adult wanted in connection with overnight murder

    December 10, 2015 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Sheriff's deputies are looking for a teenager and a 20-year-old in connection with an overnight murder that spawned a massive manhunt Wednesday evening and early Thursday morning. Osval Andrades, 22, was shot and killed on Tracy Avenue near the Greenwell Springs/Joor intersection. A huge contingent of... more »
  • Grandmother of child shot, killed by police want body camera video released

    December 10, 2015 3:26 PM

    MARKSVILLE - Cathy Mardis, the grandmother of a six-year-old killed at the end of a police chase when city marshals opened fire, wants State Police to release body camera footage of the incident. Mardis is the maternal grandmother of Jeremy Mardis who died November 3. Jeremy Mardis was shot... more »
  • EBRSO looking for Subway robber

    December 10, 2015 10:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities are asking for help finding a robber in Baton Rouge. Sheriff's detectives say a man armed with a semi-automatic handgun robbed the Subway on Airline Highway Wednesday around 10 p.m. The man fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. Anyone with information on this robbery... more »
  • Man indicted in shooting of student accused of rape, kidnapping

    December 10, 2015 5:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The man indicted in the shooting of a Tulane medical student has been accused of kidnapping and raping a couple. Investigators tell news outlets video and DNA evidence link Euric Cain to the couple's kidnapping and rape which took place less than 24 hours after student Peter Gold... more »
  • Massive manhunt held overnight after fatal shooting

    December 10, 2015 12:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An active manhunt took to the streets surrounding Hurricane Creek late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to reports of a man shot in the head in the 9200 block of Tracy Avenue. Osval Migdonio Andrades, 21, was taken to the... more »
  • 1 person hospitalized after shooting on Shay Drive

    December 9, 2015 6:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police responded to a call about shots fire in the Bellaire area of Baton Rouge late Tuesday night. One person was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. BRPD roped off a large scene on Shay Avenue near Cristy Drive. There's no word on whether officers... more »
  • Deputies investigate sandwich shop robbery

    December 7, 2015 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man in a bandanna robbed a restaurant Monday night, sheriff's deputies said. The Jimmy John's on Coursey between Airline Highway and Sherwood Forest was hit around 8:30 p.m. The heist came about 90 minutes before the restaurant was scheduled to close - the third such... more »
  • EFPSO: Two bodies found near Clinton Play Video

    December 6, 2015 6:24 PM

    CLINTON – Deputies in East Feliciana Parish are investigating a murder after two bodies were discovered near Clinton Sunday afternoon. According to the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office, the two bodies were found near LA Hwy 10 east of Clinton. Investigators told WBRZ that foul play is suspected.... more »
  • Teen shot dead identified, friend booked on homicide charges

    December 5, 2015 1:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested a 14-year-old in connection with the shooting death of another teen Friday . Baton Rouge Police announced the arrest in a news release Saturday morning. Police did not identify the suspect because of his age, but said the boy was booked into juvenile... more »
  • Shrine outside abandoned building for boy shot, killed Friday

    December 4, 2015 11:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Neighbors set up a small shrine outside an abandoned duplex where a 16-year-old died. Candles, teddy bears and flowers were placed near a fence. The candles cast a shimmering light in a shadowy area of the property Friday night, a few hours after the boy was... more »
  • Deputies investigating a string of burglaries in Prairieville

    December 4, 2015 10:18 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE – Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a group of burglaries that happened in the same area within two hours Monday. The Sheriff’s Office responded to four burglar alarms between noon and 1:30 pm and found that thieves had kicked in or forced open back doors and stolen electronics and... more »
  • Deputies investigate shooting after man stumbled into dollar store

    December 3, 2015 11:25 PM

    BRUSLY - Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting after a man stumbled into a store late Thursday night. The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the Dollar General on La. 1 shortly after 10 p.m. Responding officers said a man had been shot and stumbled into the... more »
  • Man shot by police booked into jail

    December 3, 2015 8:30 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - State Police booked a man into jail Thursday night on charges related to a neighborhood altercation that resulted in an officer-involved shooting earlier this week. Quinton Lawrence, 53, faces two counts of attempted murder, three counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer with a firearm and... more »
  • Murder suspect arrested after he drove victim's truck to meeting with authorities

    December 3, 2015 7:17 PM

    GREENSBURG - A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of another man who had recently been arrested on sex charges. St. Helena Sheriff's deputies arrested Gene Allen Rawls (pictured above) Thursday. Investigators said Rawls showed up at a meeting with investigators in the dead victim's stolen... more »
  • Thanksgiving Day murder suspect arrested

    December 2, 2015 10:43 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A man wanted for a Thanksgiving Day murder is in custody after being arrested on the other side of the river, authorities released late Wednesday. Jerome Gray was arrested in the Sherwood area of Baton Rouge and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail. Eventually, he'll... more »
  • Suspect shot by police after shooting neighbor in Plaquemine Play Video

    December 1, 2015 8:17 PM

    PLAQUEMINE – Two people were shot in a neighborhood feud that escalated into an officer-involved shooting Tuesday evening. Police responded to a report of shots fired on Osage Avenue, a few blocks from a murder Thursday . At the scene, police found someone shot and fired at a possible... more »
  • Man fatally shot on Canal Street

    December 1, 2015 7:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say a 19-year-old man died in a shooting at the intersection of Canal and South Rampart streets. Police said in a news release officers in the area heard gunfire and responded to the intersection at 5:40 p.m. Monday. Police says the man was found lying... more »
  • Another store robbed minutes before closing Play Video

    November 30, 2015 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies are investigating another holiday season heist at a business just before closing time. Monday night, the Family Dollar on Old Hammond Highway near South Flannery was robbed. Deputies were dispatched around 9:30 p.m. The store closes at 10 p.m. A spokesperson for the East... more »
  • Gunman used gun with laser in robbery, shooting

    November 30, 2015 3:14 PM

    HAMMOND - A man using a gun with a red laser shot two people in a robbery on Thanksgiving, police just said. Both victims were shot in the leg but one of them was hit twice, also in the shoulder. The department released details of the violent attack Monday.... more »
  • After fight over food, deputies say man stabbed parents and killed father

    November 25, 2015 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police across southeast Louisiana were warned to be on the lookout for a murder suspect from the New Orleans area. Earlier Wednesday evening, a man killed his father and nearly killed his mother. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies identified the suspect as Ronald Pritchett, 32. Pritchett... more »
  • Robber threatens to kill worker, handcuffs woman in heist

    November 25, 2015 12:22 AM

    HAMMOND - Police are searching for men who may be connected to two business robberies. At one, an unidentified man threatened to kill an employee. The department shared surveillance video of the most violent altercation on its Facebook Tuesday. The robberies happened in October. "Do you want to... more »
  • NOPD: 16 injured after gunmen open fire at music video filming Play Video

    November 22, 2015 9:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Hundreds of people were gathered at a New Orleans playground for a music video shoot when two groups in the crowd opened fire on each other, wounding 16 people in the shocking Sunday evening violence, police said. Police were on their way to break up a big... more »
  • Deputies release details in theft case that involves dead suspect

    November 20, 2015 11:58 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A large-scale burglar ring ended with the arrests of three teenagers and the death of a fourth suspect, authorities said Friday. Nicholas Gaudin and Noah Templet, both 17, and an unidentified 15-year-old were arrested in connection with the thefts of items from vehicles in the Walker and... more »
  • Judge to decide if cop in jail should be released on bond

    November 20, 2015 4:07 PM

    MARKSVILLE - Lawyers for Norris Greenhouse, Jr., one of two part time city marshals in Avyolles Parish charged with the murder of a six-year-old, have filed a motion for Greenhouse to be immediately released from jail. Greenhouse and Derrick Stafford, the other officer involved in the death investigation, are... more »

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