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  • One taken to hospital after reported double shooting

    June 13, 2016 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was taken to an area hospital after a shooting just before 10 p.m. Monday. Police responded to an initial call that two people had been shot at 3135 Madison between Plank and North Acadian Thruway. Only one person was taken to the emergency room,... more »
  • WATCH: ABC News special report on mass shooting information

    June 13, 2016 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ Channel 2, WBRZ.com and the WBRZ Facebook page will carry an ABC News special report shortly after 11 a.m. Monday. In an alert from ABC News in New York, the network reported the special report will be a briefing from FBI Director James Comey. It's... more »
  • Man killed by possible hit-and-run driver

    June 12, 2016 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies suspect a man was killed by a hit-and-run driver sometime overnight. Authorities said a man was found dead in the road before sunrise at 7950 Greenweell Street. The person was not identified as of this post. The East baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office... more »
  • Teen among group jailed for woman's shooting death

    June 12, 2016 9:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A teenager is among a group of three people booked into jail after an accidental shooting left a woman dead Saturday. Police said Ajeanae Frazer, 20, was shot while riding in a vehicle with an unidentified 16-year-old who was holding an assault rifle. The gun mistakenly... more »
  • 50 dead, 5 in critical condition after Orlando nightclub shooting

    June 12, 2016 7:51 AM

    ORLANDO - A gunman opened fire at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday, killing 50 people and wounding 53 more before he was killed in a shootout with SWAT team members. Authorities say he may have had a connection with radical Islamic terrorism. Here's what we know... more »
  • Lawyered up: Missing teacher's boyfriend not talking; Police hope for tips

    June 11, 2016 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are hoping tipsters can help crack the case of a missing teacher whose boyfriend is not cooperating with the investigation into her disappearance. Lyntell Washington was declared missing when her 3-year-old child was found wandering around a parking lot in Baton Rouge Thursday morning. When... more »
  • Governor approves separated courtroom seating for victims

    June 10, 2016 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Crime victims, crime witnesses or their family members will soon have the choice to sit separate from defendants, defendants' family members or defense witnesses in Louisiana courtrooms. The governor's office said Wednesday that Gov. John Bel Edwards had signed the bill from Sen. J.P. Morell, a New... more »
  • Man crashes in bayou after high-speed chase, attempts to swim away

    June 10, 2016 12:21 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man after they say he led officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen car before crashing into Bayou Lafourche in Labadieville. According to deputies, the chase began when they saw a car speeding on LA-1 late Monday night. Two... more »
  • DA: Had Justice Scalia been alive, Baton Rouge cop-killer might be put to death

    June 7, 2016 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The district attorney learned Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request to overturn a lower court's ruling forbidding convicted cop-killer Kevan Brumfield be put to death. Brumfield and Henri Broadway were both convicted of the murder of Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Betty Smothers and the... more »
  • Two dead in California campus shooting Wednesday

    June 1, 2016 1:53 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Police Chief says the UCLA shooting was a murder-suicide and the campus is now safe. A LAPD statement says the two people who are dead were both male, but provides no other identification. Police reported an hour after the shooting that two... more »
  • NOPD: 12 armed robberies and carjackings overnight Saturday

    May 29, 2016 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS -- A dozen armed robberies and carjackings were reported across the city in a 24-hour span between Saturday night and Sunday morning, according to New Orleans police. That was the largest number of armed robberies and carjackings police have responded to in a day since Jan. 2,... more »
  • Police: Man drives through Kentucky memorial cross display

    May 28, 2016 10:56 PM

    HENDERSON, Ky. - Police say a Memorial Day cross display in Kentucky that honors the names of 5,000 veterans of conflicts dating back to the Revolutionary War has been vandalized by a driver who plowed through the crosses. Jennifer Richmond, a spokesman for the Henderson Police Department, said the community... more »
  • Man arrested for forcing 8-year-old to smoke weed

    May 26, 2016 1:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge man was arrested after he forced an 8-year-old to smoke marijuana. According to Baton Rouge Police, on Feb. 25 around 3 p.m., officers responded to a public assistance call for an 8-year-old. The child told officers that he saw 29-year-old Jason... more »
  • Feds: Opelousas hacker sentenced to 1 year in prison

    May 26, 2016 11:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Federal prosecutors say a 29-year-old Opelousas computer hacker has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for stealing money, hacking computers and trying to sell information on a hacking forum. On Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that Rory Stephen Guidry was sentenced on... more »
  • Muggings at apartment complex near Southern leads to arrest, breaks in cases

    May 21, 2016 8:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police arrested a man they said is responsible for a series of violent robberies. Ofari Berry was booked into jail Saturday on seven charges ranging from theft and armed robbery to resisting arrest. Berry was apprehended after an armed robbery and attempted armed robbery... more »
  • Two arrested in Round Oak murder; victim gave information before he died

    May 21, 2016 8:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Shocking, new information about the shooting death of a 20-year-old in an upscale area of Baton Rouge came to light Saturday with the arrest of one of two suspects in the case. Taylor Besson, 20, of Thibodeaux, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail... more »
  • Five indicted after Tunica Trace double murder Play Video

    May 21, 2016 8:40 AM

    ANGOLA - Deputies in West Feliciana Parish say five people have been arrested and formally indicted in connection with a double murder on Tunica Trace Saturday, May 21. Saturday night, deputies arrested 23-year-old Kylie Jackson, 21-year-old Raven Majoria, and 26-year-old Lindsey Dooley. Sunday morning, Lafayette Police Department arrested two... more »
  • Latest police academy beginning; City on track to have its largest squad ever

    May 16, 2016 4:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The first of possibly two police academies started Monday, police reported in a news release. The Baton Rouge Police Department's P.O.S.T. academy class began this week. Cadets will graduate in June. The class is made up of police officers from other agencies that have decided to... more »
  • Lawmakers cut penalties for people caught with drug supplies

    May 12, 2016 12:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers have agreed to cut the penalties for possessing, selling and using drug paraphernalia to conform with lessened marijuana penalties passed last year. Someone caught with the drug supplies will face up to 15 days in jail and a fine up to $300 on a first... more »
  • Court records show police pursuing leads in puzzling collegiate double murder

    May 9, 2016 7:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Arrest warrants have been filed in unrelated drug charges after marijuana was found when police searched an apartment in the investigation into the shooting deaths of two Southern University students recently. The arrest warrants were filed with the clerk of court's office for two people who... more »
  • Man accused of French Quarter stabbing

    May 8, 2016 11:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 50-year-old man is accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend in the French Quarter tourist district and stabbing one of several men who tried to make him stop. Spokesman Aaron Looney says Everett Williams and the man he allegedly stabbed were taken to hospitals... more »
  • 22-year-old charged with Garden District rape and robbery

    May 7, 2016 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An arrest has been made in a Garden District home invasion and rape, police sources told the WBRZ Investigative Unit Saturday morning. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson confirmed an arrest was made after detectives worked tirelessly to process DNA evidence at the State Police Crime Lab.... more »
  • People share safety tips on social media after home invasion, rape

    May 7, 2016 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Neighbors have found calm on the internet, sharing safety tips and conversation as they grapple with the reality that a rapist is loose in their community. The Baton Rouge Garden District Facebook page has been active since word spread about a home invasion and rape Thursday... more »
  • Home invasion, rape in Garden District prompts security fears Play Video

    May 6, 2016 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An unusual police presence was seen in the Garden District Friday as officers investigate an overnight home invasion and rape amid a series of sexual assaults in the area. The WBRZ Investigative Unit learned through sources that as many as three victims say they have been... more »
  • TV personality who hid from sex abuse allegations will return to La.

    May 4, 2016 4:54 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A former Louisiana TV personality will return to the state for the first time in nearly four decades shackled and accused of sexually assaulting children on a camping trip in the 70s. Frank John Selas, 76, performed as " Mr. Wonder " on his TV show... more »
  • Victim died after overnight grocery store shooting Play Video

    May 3, 2016 11:17 PM

    BAKER - Police released new information about an overnight murder in Baker Tuesday night. According to Baker Police, officers responded to a shooting near the intersection of West Azalea Avenue and Baker Boulevard around 10 p.m. Tuesday. At the scene, police say they found 20-year-old Richard Devon Phillips... more »
  • Police respond to woman being chased by man with knife in North Gates area

    May 2, 2016 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police surrounded an off-campus pharmacy Monday afternoon after reports a woman was being chased by a man with a knife. Police cars filled the parking lot of the CVS near the North Gates of LSU. Preliminary information was released, but officers said they were... more »
  • City officials to address Earth Day event mayhem Friday

    April 28, 2016 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City officials will discuss for the first time, incidents that happened during an Earth Day celebration in downtown almost two weeks ago. On Sunday, April 17th, there were a series of fights between young people. Police responded to numerous issues during the Earth Day event. The... more »
  • Four caught with nearly 200 stolen credit cards

    April 28, 2016 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Almost 200 counterfeit credit cards were recovered after a tip about people using the cards at a sporting goods store recently. Deputies said they arrested four Cuban Nationals for having the cards and using them to buy merchandise and obtain gift cards. The group had purchased... more »
  • Victim's mother speaks out; she says her son was far from perfect.

    April 23, 2016 12:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a deadly shooting that killed one man Friday night in Baton Rouge. Police said 21-year-old Anthony Campbell was found deceased in the driveway of 2629 Laurel Street from apparent gunshot injuries. The shooting happened near the intersection on Laurel St.... more »
  • Ballistics results return in The Cottages shooting

    April 20, 2016 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police have received preliminary results on ballistics tests on bullets taken from victims in a triple shooting where two Southern University students died almost two weeks ago. LaShuntae Benton and Annette January were shot and killed in crossfire between two suspected shooters at the Cottages apartment... more »
  • Couple accused of bestiality plead not guilty

    April 20, 2016 11:22 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A husband and wife pleaded not guilty to a significant amount of crimes against nature charges Wednesday. Minton and Nina Morris were arrested in September on 250 counts of crimes against nature and several drug charges. Minton also faces charges for possession and distribution of child... more »
  • Murdered Southern students laid to rest Saturday

    April 16, 2016 9:39 AM

    LAKE CHARLES – One of two funerals scheduled Saturday for murdered Southern University students will take place in this southwest Louisiana city. LaShuntae Benton was laid to rest around noon. Visitation started at 9 a.m. A wake was held the day before. Annette January was buried almost simultaneously... more »
  • Witnesses urged to come forward at ceremony for victims' families

    April 15, 2016 12:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Grieving families gathered in Baton Rouge Thursday night at a special ceremony hosted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. Nearly everyone in attendance at the Evening of Remembrance lost loved ones to violence in 2015. More than 70 people were honored Thursday, including Brittney Mills,... more »
  • Police searching for car burglary suspect

    April 13, 2016 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for a man who they say is responsible for stealing from a vehicle on Tremont Drive in March. According to Baton Rouge Police, the vehicle burglary happened on the 2300 block of Tremont Drive on March 28 around 1 p.m. Police say... more »
  • Crime analyst: Recent crime crept into comfortable areas

    April 12, 2016 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gun violence has been the talk of the town in the state's two largest cities since shootings this weekend. In Baton Rouge, two Southern students were killed in a triple shooting. The case is still under investigation. Tuesday, the WBRZ Investigative Unit reported detectives were working... more »
  • SU holds brief news conference on deadly shooting, arrest of former player

    April 11, 2016 3:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University made its first public comments on television since the shooting deaths of two students and the arrest of a former football player this weekend. Freshman track athlete Annette January and sophomore trainer Lashuntae Benton were shot and killed at an off-campus housing complex near... more »
  • Appeals court rules Mississippi can resume Google inquiry

    April 9, 2016 3:34 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - An appeals court has ruled that Mississippi's attorney general can resume an investigation of Google. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday overturned a district judge who had sided with Google. The district judge originally ruled that the unit of Alphabet Inc. didn't have to... more »
  • Data: People here tweet about crime more than just about everyone else

    April 7, 2016 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisianans Tweet about crime more than any other state but Nevada, researchers at an apartment finding website reported. ABODO.com, founded in 2012 to help people find apartments to rent, went through 18 months of data. Analysts looked for crime-related words - "assaulted," "violence against women," "killing,"... more »
  • Rescuer talks about finding burglary victim beaten, bound Wednesday Play Video

    April 6, 2016 7:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mike Womack heard screams for help Wednesday and stumbled into a busy crime scene. "He was calling for 911, (for) someone to help him, call 911 or something," Womack told WBRZ reporter Natalia Verdina about how he found the victim of a home burglary who was... more »
  • Shots fired in gas station parking lot overnight, police report

    April 5, 2016 10:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police may have a suspect in an overnight parking lot shooting that was more disturbance than harmful. Baton Rouge Police responded to the Raceway gas station in the 7100 block of Airline Highway north of Greenwell Springs around 2 a.m. Tuesday. Officer said a large crowd... more »
  • Since charges were dropped, shooting suspect released from jail last week

    April 4, 2016 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Christopher Stills was allowed to leave the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in time for the weekend since the charges against him were dismissed recently . Stills was accused of shooting Baton Rouge boxer Emanuel Augustus in 2014. Augustus was shot walking home from an evening... more »
  • Accused burglar arrested following manhunt in Jones Creek area

    April 4, 2016 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An unusual number of law enforcement took to the streets Monday morning in the Jones Creek area, looking for a suspect that was running through backyards of homes. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office had deputies stationed at entrances and streets of Woodlawn Estates. Deputies... more »
  • Murder suspect booked into jail overnight

    April 1, 2016 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 19-year-old was booked into jail overnight on murder charges connected to the shooting death two years ago. Deandre Anthony was arrested after police located a witness to the shooting on Johnson Street. The witness identified Anthony in a line-up, police wrote in arrest documents filed... more »
  • Archive: Crack house one of first in area; ran by BR man whose sentence was commuted today

    March 30, 2016 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sitting beneath a skinny pine and healthy oak Wednesday afternoon was a sleepy, unassuming home that upon further inspection has a busy, illegal past. The notion of the previous activity that once unfolded under the roof was only dusted off because of a prisoner's shortened sentence.... more »
  • Police: Gang of kids armed with BB guns attack man in Baton Rouge

    March 28, 2016 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is recovering after being shot by six kids with BB guns in what appears to be a random attack, police confirmed Monday. The kids were detained and released into the custody of their parents after the shooting Sunday night on North Street near North... more »
  • Two arrested after officer involved shooting at Baton Rouge club Play Video

    March 26, 2016 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies say two men have been arrested in connection with an officer involved shooting at a Baton Rouge club Saturday morning. According to the Louisiana State Police, 23-year-old Raheem Taylor and 33-year-old Donald Jones were transported to the East Baton Rouge Parish Correctional Center and booked.... more »
  • Crimes go unreported in Gardere because of language barrier Play Video

    March 25, 2016 12:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Catching criminals in the Gardere area of Baton Rouge has become a problem. Many residents don't speak English, creating a barrier with law enforcement that has crimes going unreported. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is hoping to break the silence. Several people told News 2... more »
  • Two abducted teens rescued by State Police on I-10

    March 22, 2016 1:20 PM

    CONVENT - Two abducted teenagers from North Carolina were rescued and will be reunited with their family later today after Louisiana State Police arrested their uncle on I-10. State Police released the details of the case around lunchtime Tuesday. Troopers said Jose Melchor, 40, of Clemmons, NC, was attempting... more »
  • UPDATE: Man apprehended after barricading himself in home

    March 22, 2016 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A heavy police presence was established at the corner of Bay Street and North 17th Street Tuesday morning. Witnesses told WBRZ reporter Michael Vinsanau, who was on the scene, a burglary suspect had barricaded himself inside a home. The suspect was inside a home a block... more »
  • Series of meetings to reduce crime in North Baton Rouge begin Tuesday

    March 22, 2016 9:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The city of Baton Rouge and community partners will hold a series of meetings beginning Tuesday as a part of a federal grant program designed to reduce crime in six North Baton Rouge communities. The city was awarded a Bryne Criminal Justice Innovation Grant in 2014 to... more »
  • lawmakers-looking-to-expand-wedgewood-crime-district Play Video

    March 17, 2016 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Wedgewood neighborhood crime district could soon be expanded. Baton Rouge State Representative Barry Ivey is moving a bill at the legislature that would expand the crime district and raise fees. That bill passed a house committee this morning. Michael McCory has been living in... more »
  • UPDATE: Fatal shooting on Evangeline Street possible robbery attempt, police say

    March 16, 2016 6:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed on Wednesday morning the shooting on Evangeline Tuesday night resulted in the death of 34-year-old Tyrone Dyer. According to police Dyer was found dead outside of his residense in the 3800 block of Evangeline Street after a possible robbery attempt around 11 p.m.... more »
  • Man found fatally shot near car with toddler sons inside

    March 15, 2016 3:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Authorities in New Orleans are investigating after a man was shot to death near a car where his two young sons were found. Local media outlets report New Orleans police say 30-year-old Shedric Morgan was shot in Gentilly around 9:45 a.m. Friday. Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse... more »
  • First from WBRZ Investigative Unit: Area fire chief arrested on child porn charges Play Video

    March 10, 2016 11:21 AM

    GONZALES- A District Fire Chief in the City of Gonzales is locked up, accused of possessing child porn. According to booking records, 35-year old Kristopher Johnson was charged with possession of child porn and being a fugitive from another jurisdiction. Johnson was booked on 11 counts of pornography involving... more »
  • BR man accused of sexually assaulting teenager

    March 9, 2016 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police arrested a 46-year-old Baton Rouge man after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her. Authorities say Ronald Devold sexually assaulted the teenager while at her house on Febrary 28th. According to police, Devold walked into the victim's bedroom and talked to her briefly before ordering her... more »
  • North Baton Rouge receives federal grant to fund crime fighting efforts Play Video

    March 7, 2016 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The City of Baton Rouge and community partners announced they’ll hold a series of meeting in the coming weeks as part of a new federal grant program aimed at reducing crime in six North Baton Rouge communities. The Bryne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Grant is one... more »
  • Man convicted of murder; was 17-years-old at time of killing

    March 4, 2016 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man who was a teenager when he killed a 24-year-old two years ago will be sentenced for the crime in April. Brandon Boyd was found guilty of second degree murder Friday. Boyd was arrested in March 2014 for the shooting death of Emanuelle Myles on... more »
  • Police: Shooting suspect at large, armed and dangerous

    March 4, 2016 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the suspect in a North Baton Rouge shooting from February. Detectives said Aurtrell Bivens, 21, shot at two people on Huron Street after an argument. One person was shot and was treated at a hospital following the altercation on February 23rd just before midnight.... more »
  • Deputies searching for third suspect in year-old double murder

    March 3, 2016 5:49 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - In an effort to speed up the arrest of a man who has been wanted for a double murder for the last year, deputies in Ascension Parish went on Facebook. Demond Foley is wanted on two counts of first degree murder. Deputies believe he had a role... more »
  • $10,000 in gear recovered in St. Helena Parish crime ring bust Play Video

    February 26, 2016 6:16 PM

    AMITE - Nine people were arrested in a crime ring bust in St. Helena Parish with deputies recovering more than $10,000 in stolen merchandise. The arrests come through the combined efforts of the the sheriff's offices in St. Helena and Jefferson parishes. Illegal guns, ammo, drugs and cash totally... more »
  • Gag order issued in court case over 16-year-old murder suspect Play Video

    February 26, 2016 3:33 PM

    GONZALES - A lengthy hearing over a change of venue in a murder trial against a 16-year-old ended with no decision and no talking after court because of a gag order. Jacob Westbrook , 16, is accused of stabbing Todd Toups, 18, to death in October. Westbrook is being... more »

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