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  • Infant dies, family of victim discusses crime Play Video

    May 1, 2015 8:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are now investigating a shooting last weekend as a double murder, since the only surviving victim, a baby, died Friday. The boy, named Briton, was born after his mother, Brittany Mills, was gunned down at her Ship Drive apartment last Friday. Briton was delivered and... more »
  • Walker police to be fitted with body cameras

    April 30, 2015 8:04 AM

    WALKER- Walker Police will be the first law enforcement agency in Livingston Parish to wear body cameras. The Advocate reports the department recently purchased 18 cameras to record audio and video for officers. Walker Police Capt. John Sharp says he hopes all of his road officers are outfitted with the... more »
  • Violent crime drops in Baton Rouge

    April 24, 2015 8:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Violent crime in Baton Rouge dropped a bit last year, but homicides showed an increase. According to crime statistics released Thursday by the Baton Rouge Police Department, homicides in Louisiana's capital city increased from 49 in 2013 to 53 in 2014, plus a 10 percent bump in aggravated... more »
  • Deputies accuse crew of year-long crime spree check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 23, 2015 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies charged three men with a string of vehicle and ATM thefts which have been going on around East Baton Rouge Parish for the past year. Deputies arrested Andre Weatherspoon, Daryl Pierre and Robert Christopher this week after detectives said they were caught trying to... more »
  • Police upgrade charges, make additional arrests in deadly shooting

    April 22, 2015 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police upgraded charges for one man and arrested two others after a shooting victim died. Jonathan Robinson was hit by a bullet from a gun, fired into the air on Blvd de Province last week. Police said Qwenton Bureau pulled the trigger during a fight. ... more »
  • All involved in violent home invasion, murder sentenced to prison

    April 22, 2015 10:27 PM

    GONZALES - A three-year-old triple murder case that rocked the usually quiet Ascension Parish ended with convictions of the final three suspects in the case being sentenced to hard labor Wednesday. Rolando Stewart received 63 years; Travis Moore was sentenced to 26 and Devon James received 15. Last year,... more »
  • Bill targeting 'revenge porn' starts advancing in House

    April 21, 2015 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers are considering a new law that would make the often-humiliating practice of revenge pornography a crime. Kenner Rep. Julie Stokes, a Republican, says she sponsored the bill to protect "people who might make a careless mistake" and are later "bullied and harassed." Under the measure, anyone... more »
  • District 7 crime meeting

    April 21, 2015 7:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Councilwoman Denise Marcelle is asking the Baton Rouge community to put an end to the violence. The murder rate has been on the decline since 2012, but she says more work needs to be done. Marcelle and her District 7 community are voicing concerns over burglaries, violence,... more »
  • Three arrested in drug busts on I-10

    April 20, 2015 9:37 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Three people were arrested for transporting drugs on I-10 in West Baton Rouge, State Police released Monday night. Troopers said Sunday night, an SUV was stopped near Highway 415. The vehicle, which was traveling east, was stopped for a traffic violation and a K9 alerted officers... more »
  • Man booked in violent attack at laundromat

    April 20, 2015 8:51 PM

    WALKER - Police arrested a man for a rape and armed robbery at a laundromat. Investigators said Lionel Myles, 40, was charged with aggravated rape, aggravated assault, battery and armed robbery for the altercation at the laundromat on Walker North Road overnight Sunday. Myles was arrested Monday. The... more »
  • First of two police academies in 2015 begins Monday

    April 17, 2015 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new class of police officers begin the police academy Monday. Twenty-seven recruits will start the 22-week program. The class is made up of five women and 22 men. Funding the police academy was a priority in the mayor's 2015 budget . The $830 million... more »
  • U.S. Attorney: Former oversight board member sold test answers for $500

    April 16, 2015 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology official pleaded guilty to selling answers to board-administered exams, U.S. Attorney Walt Green's office announced Thursday. Winn Johnson, 71, appeared in federal court Thursday where the plea happened. Prosecutors said Johnson accepted cash for answers. He sold the... more »
  • Man accused of uploading child porn to social media

    April 13, 2015 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities charged a West Monroe man with distributing child porn after an investigation by multiple state and federal authorities. The Louisiana Attorney General's Office said 28-year-old Jamison Harvey was charged Monday with eight counts of distributing and one count of possessing child pornography. The AG's... more »
  • Locally-mailed letter by Robert Durst sent to LA Times

    April 9, 2015 10:43 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - In a letter apparently mailed from the state prison in Iberville Parish to the LA TIMES, celebrity murder suspect Robert Durst writes about sunsets, LA traffic and sports. The TIMES published a story on the letter Thursday and explains more about the writing. The newspaper reported... more »
  • Gunman and guard dead in shooting at federal office near D.C.

    April 9, 2015 8:23 PM

    SUITLAND, Md. - The suspected gunman in a shooting at the U.S. Census Bureau about ten miles outside Washington, D.C. was killed by police shortly after the attack. A guard at the compound was shot, he died at a local hospital. WJLA, the ABC affiliate in the area, reported... more »
  • Emotional ceremony honors crime victims at tree Play Video

    April 7, 2015 10:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A tree adorned with ribbons stands as a symbol of awareness and recognition for survivors and victims of crime. The tree is located on North Blvd. and Ninth Street downtown Baton Rouge, just before the interstate. The Survivor Tree has ribbons of all different colors... more »
  • Woman booked in shooting

    April 3, 2015 7:47 PM

    WALKER - Deputies booked a 28-year-old woman into jail Friday night, accused of shooting a man in the leg earlier in the day. Jamie Henson faces attempted second degree murder charges. Investigators said they are not sure why Henson shot the man, though. The shooting happened at a... more »
  • SU identifying people in controversial viral video

    April 2, 2015 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University said administrators were able to identify some of the people in a viral video that appeared to show a large brawl and gunfire on campus. The video, first reported by WBRZ and WBRZ.com Wednesday, shows a group of people fighting and then someone fire... more »
  • Smash and grab duo hit jewelry store; caught on camera

    April 1, 2015 10:17 PM

    HAMMOND - Police are looking for a pair of thieves who made off with bags of stolen loot from a jewelry store on Southwest Railroad Avenue, between I-55 and downtown. Security video from the store shows the crooks breaking through the front, glass door and crawling in. The video... more »
  • Man caught after fleeing traffic stop

    April 1, 2015 9:13 PM

    WALKER - Deputies and local police spent a few hours Wednesday night looking for a suspect who ran during a traffic stop. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office identified the man as Leonard Morgan. They believe Morgan violated his probation and took off running instead of being arrested. Just... more »
  • Deputies searching for man taking pictures up skirts of shoppers

    April 1, 2015 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies are looking for a man who was seen taking inappropriate pictures of women at Walmart on College Drive Wednesday. Deputies said the man, only identified in a grainy image and a white pickup truck he drove, walked behind female shoppers, pretended to pick something up... more »
  • Former employee's arrest, superintendent's retirement prompt shake-up check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 31, 2015 6:34 PM

    BAKER - Almost simultaneously, the superintendent of the school system here announced his retirement as a former employee turned himself in to authorities on additional charges related to his alleged misuse of a school system credit card. Now, Emmitt Whitfield faces charges connected to the theft of about $2,100... more »
  • BR Crime Victims Empowered survivor tree lighting Play Video

    March 31, 2015 10:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - April has been declared Crime Victims Awareness Month in East Baton Rouge Parish. This morning, Carolyn Stapleton, the board president for Baton Rouge Area Victims Empowered, stopped by 2une In to talk about their upcoming survivor tree lighting ceremony. The group is sponsoring the event to... more »
  • Baton Rouge man ready for violence to end

    March 27, 2015 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man in Baton Rouge is doing his part to put an end to violence in the city. Leonard Thomas says he has lived in Baton Rouge all of his life, and recent shooting on the north side of Baton Rouge have him concerned. "They... more »
  • New charter school aims to point children in right direction

    March 26, 2015 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A ribbon cutting Thursday marked the beginning of a new era of education for one community in Baton Rouge. Board members for GEO Prep Academy officially announced the opening of the new college preparatory charter school that will host K through 3rd grade beginning of August... more »
  • Vigilante justice murder suspect arrested

    March 26, 2015 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A vigilante justice murder suspect surrendered to authorities Thursday. Baton Rouge Police said Yovanni Anibal Romos-Salazar was booked into jail on second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon charges. He is accused of killing Joel Guevara Sunday night on Quida Mae. The Investigative Unit... more »
  • Taste of freedom turns sour for escapee

    March 26, 2015 8:19 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A three-hour search for an escaped inmate ended around 10 p.m. Thursday when Felicia Daigle, 30, was apprehended. Shortly before 7, deputies said she managed to escape while being transported by the Avoyelles Women's Correctional Center. Deputies said Daigle was from the Napoleonville area and was... more »
  • BRAVE says its efforts are working

    March 24, 2015 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement touted successes of the BRAVE program at a special meeting Tuesday night. Since the inception of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination, or BRAVE, agencies involved say efforts are working to bridge the gap between police and the community. "When we first started... more »
  • Police release vigilante murder suspect's picture

    March 24, 2015 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released a picture of a suspect, wanted in connection with what is likely a vigilante killing. Police are looking for Yovanni Anibal Romos-Salazar. Investigators believe he shot and killed Joel Guevara Sunday night on Quida Mae. Monday, the WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered a warrant... more »
  • Man charged with hate crime, criminal damage to property check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 23, 2015 8:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Baton Rouge man for criminal damage to property and hate crimes. According to an arrest report, Niles Clay, 52, caused almost $3,000 worth of damage and targeted a couple based on their race. The incident happened Saturday night in Torrey Pines off... more »
  • Durst could be most infamous inmate recently at St. Gabriel's Hunt check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 18, 2015 11:02 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - In a matter of days, eccentric millionaire and real estate heir Robert Durst went from a swanky Houston condo, to a ritzy New Orleans hotel on Canal Street to the Orleans Parish Prison and by Wednesday morning will have spent two nights in the mental ward of... more »
  • Department store employee arrested after altercation with shopper

    March 17, 2015 11:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A department store employee was arrested and charged with obscenity after an altercation at the Dillard's in the Cortana Mall recently. According to arrest documents, a woman told authorities Brian Green, 26, exposed himself to her after following her around the store making unwanted advances. The... more »
  • Arson blamed for Tuesday night apartment fire

    March 17, 2015 9:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fire bug lit two vehicles on fire under the awning of an apartment Tuesday night and it spread to the building, the fire department said. One of eight units in the building at the Stumberg Condominiums on Stumberg Lane near the intersection of Jefferson Highway... more »
  • Robert Durst, subject of HBO series, arrested in New Orleans

    March 15, 2015 10:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Robert Durst, a wealthy real estate heir and subject of a six-part HBO documentary on unsolved crimes was arrested on Saturday in New Orleans on a murder warrant. The FBI says Durst was wanted in Los Angeles in 2000 involving the murder of a close friend,... more »
  • Husband, wife found dead in Slidell in apparent murder-suicide

    March 13, 2015 2:09 AM

    SLIDELL - A husband and wife were found dead inside their Slidell area home in what appears to be a murder-suicide. The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office on Thursday identified the victims as 59-year-old Thomas Franklin and 57-year-old Debra Franklin. The parish coroner, Dr. Charles Preston, says both died of... more »
  • Residents concerned about worsening crime in Donaldsonville check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 12, 2015 6:31 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - People who live in Donaldsonville said they're concerned about a recent uptick in crime. "We've had shootings. They have shootings everywhere, but not like that. And the reason being for those shootings is unexplainable," said James Lightfoot, who has lived in the town all his life. ... more »
  • Funeral services set for murdered U.S. Marshal

    March 12, 2015 2:18 PM

    WADE, Miss. - A murdered Deputy U.S. Marshal from Mississippi, killed in the line of duty in Baton Rouge earlier this week, will be buried next week. Funeral services for Josie Wells were announced Thursday. According to his obituary, Wells is survived by his wife, mother and father. ... more »
  • Louisiana State Police redeploy troopers to New Orleans

    March 12, 2015 3:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Additional state troopers will redeploy this week to the City of New Orleans to support the New Orleans Police Department's efforts to deter crime. Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson said Wednesday they've been planning the redeployment since the completion of this year's Mardi Gras detail. Edmonson... more »
  • Livingston deputy shot while searching for drugs, suspect arrested

    March 10, 2015 11:49 PM

    WALKER - A Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputy's bullet proof vest saved his life when a man shot at him Tuesday evening. The sheriff's office said the deputy was in the process of conducting a search warrant related to drugs at the intersection of Johnson Lane and Sycamore Street when... more »
  • Slain marshal was expecting child with wife check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 10, 2015 11:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the FBI assumes the role as lead investigative body in the case involving a murdered U.S. Marshal, family and friends of the four-year veteran who was killed Tuesday, described him as the definition of a public servant. Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells was killed while... more »
  • Love triangle ends in drive-by shooting, arrest

    March 6, 2015 10:26 PM

    ZACHARY - A woman was grazed by a bullet that pierced the wall of her apartment after a man opened fire in the parking lot this week. Details of the incident were revealed Friday. Tavares Smith, 20, was booked into jail in connection with the shooting. Smith faces four... more »
  • Man dies after after being shot Tuesday

    March 5, 2015 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man died two days after being chased and shot by unknown assailants before crashing his car. The victim was identified as Kwemon Davis, 23. He died Thursday. The shooting happened on Tuesday . Police said Davis was shot and tried to flee from the... more »
  • Councilwoman: We need more crime cameras check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 4, 2015 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least one EBR Metro Council member says it is time for more cameras in the city-parish after an increase in crime this month. Councilwoman Tara Wicker says high violence, drug dealing and prostitution in some areas in the city give plenty of reason for more... more »
  • Man wrecks after being chased, shot by mystery assailants

    March 3, 2015 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating another shooting, the fifth in the city and parish since Monday. Investigators said a man was being chased, was shot and crashed on Gracie at North 22nd Street. The victim's car was badly damaged and he was taken to an area... more »
  • Neighbors: Drive-by shooting left toddler covered in blood check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 3, 2015 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that left a toddler covered in blood and police with their hands tied. A two-year-old boy was raced to the emergency room last night, injured by shards of glass from a car window that was shot out. ... more »
  • Violent night in Baton Rouge capped off by officer-involved shooting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 2, 2015 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement is investigating three shootings in Baton Rouge overnight Monday, including one involving BRPD officers. It happened near the intersection of Perkins at Acadian. According to a press release, back-up was called when a driver refused to pull over for an undisclosed traffic violation. That's... more »
  • Baton Rouge man gunned down in front of house

    March 1, 2015 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who knew Eddie Simon Jr., 24, are in shock after hearing of his murder. The shooting happened close to 2:00 am Sunday morning, in the 2800 block of 73rd street. Police said officers originally responded to the location for a traffic crash, but discovered... more »
  • "Toe" Nash arrested on a list of charges

    February 27, 2015 8:41 PM

    ST. AMANT - Deputies arrested Gregory "Toe" Nash, 32, for failure to register as a sex offender Friday. Nash had been wanted on the charges since February 15th when the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said Nash no longer lived at the residence he listed on his paperwork and they... more »
  • Teacher accused in student sex case bonds out of jail

    February 25, 2015 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish School System band instructor bailed out of jail a month after he was booked on forcible rape and prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student charges. Robert M. Lewis, 30, was fired the day after he was arrested. Lewis... more »
  • Husband accused of lying in wait to kill wife

    February 24, 2015 11:02 PM

    BAKER - Deputies arrested a man, accused of lying in wait in an attempt to kill his wife. Details of the incident, which happened Monday, were revealed through arrest records obtained by WBRZ News 2. Sidney Kirk Pecora, 12000 block of Centerra Court, faces a list of charges including... more »
  • Rogers' will could become next saga; estate valued at $165,000 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 20, 2015 5:56 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - A day after details about the double-life TV personality Scott Rogers was living came to light, more of his past unraveled Friday. Rogers' friend, Darla O'Connor, told WBRZ in an exclusive interview, Rogers became unrecognizable. "He became a man I did not know," she said.... more »
  • Some charges dropped against Livingston contractor

    February 19, 2015 11:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Some charges against contractor Corey Delahoussaye were dropped Thursday. Delahoussaye is accused of over-billing Livingston Parish for work related to Hurricane Gustav clean up. Twenty-two of the 81 counts against him were dropped by the district attorney in the area. The dropped charges are related to... more »
  • Scott Rogers' double life exposed check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 19, 2015 6:26 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Recently released case files show the magnitude of the double life local celebrity Scott Rogers was living. The WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit obtained dozens of crime scene and autopsy pictures, hours of recorded interviews with people who knew Rogers and packets of notes written by... more »
  • Police: boyfriend arrested in Atlanta after La. parking lot stabbing

    February 18, 2015 11:56 PM

    HAMMOND - A stabbing at a gas station turned into a multi-state investigation where the suspect was arrested in Atlanta. Police said a woman was stabbed in the parking lot of the Shell Travel Center on Highway 190 Monday evening. Details of the incident were released Wednesday, with word... more »
  • Police say dad had his 2-year-old help him steal from store

    February 17, 2015 10:19 PM

    GONZALES - A father is accused of having his daughter help him steal items from the city's Walmart. Police said they arrested Jonathan Brock Ledford, 27, after investigating a shoplifting complaint. Officers said Ledford hid about $58 worth of merchandise on himself and his 2-year-old daughter. Police reported... more »
  • Accused shooter of 3 Muslim students had earlier run-ins

    February 12, 2015 3:46 AM

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The North Carolina man accused of killing three Muslim students in a dispute over parking spaces had earlier run-ins with his neighbors, sometimes while wearing a handgun on his hip. Police are still trying to determine whether religious hatred played any role in Tuesday's shootings, which... more »
  • Growing efforts to fight growing crime in Downtown B.R. Play Video

    February 10, 2015 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - New development has downtown Baton Rouge growing like never before. Now you can expect the police presence there to do the same. The BRAVE Initiative is now in action there, and a new police precinct is coming soon. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the... more »
  • Ninja-like devices puncturing tires on roadways check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 6, 2015 10:33 PM

    CENTRAL - City officials published a warning on Facebook Friday about Ninja-looking nail contraptions that are being thrown on roadways and putting holes in vehicle tires. "Two nails welded together to look like spikes; it's not something that you can buy in a store. It is defenitely something that... more »
  • Man convicted for Valentine's Day murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 6, 2015 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A jury convicted a man of a Valentine's Day murder three years ago. Friday, Erick Scott was found guilty of killing Kevin Johnson . Johnson was in a car, stopped at a red light on North Acadian Thruway and South Choctaw in February 2012 when he... more »
  • WATCH: Go inside important forensic lab check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 5, 2015 11:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's FACES Lab, a place where science, art and crime meet to find justice was featured on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00. The lab creates life-like images of dead people from bone fragments or creates age progression images to assist in the search of missing persons.... more »
  • Man booked into jail after violent tirade

    February 2, 2015 10:31 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A man was booked into jail Monday after a violent tirade where a deputy was injured. Chad Butler, 36, was booked on a list of charges including battery, resisting an officer with force, criminal damage to property, and reckless operation. Deputies said a woman reported Butler earlier... more »
  • "Toe" Nash wanted for not registering as sex offender

    February 2, 2015 10:11 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies are looking for Gregory "Toe" Nash, 32, for failure to register as a sex offender. Deputies said Nash registered in November but when they did a compliance check at the address he listed, Nash was gone. Someone at the address on Robinson Lane told deputies Nash... more »
  • NOPD calls on retired officers to help fight crime

    January 29, 2015 3:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In its fight against crime, New Orleans is calling on former police officers to join the police department as unpaid reserve officers. The New Orleans Police Department is making this push as it struggles to deal with a shrunken force and an uptick in violent crime. At... more »
  • Heroin found at scene of double murder

    January 28, 2015 10:29 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Investigators said they found heroin inside the home of a murder victim killed during what they believe may have been an armed robbery. Chad Nichols and his friend Benny Booker were gunned down on Latino Road Monday afternoon , at Nichols' home. Deputies think the pair may have... more »
  • Deputies investigate yet another shooting in Donaldsonville Wednesday

    January 28, 2015 9:15 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies spent Wednesday night investigating yet another shooting in this usually quiet Ascension Parish community. Witnesses told authorities they heard two shots. Deputies collected casings from the scene but did not find a shooter. No one was hit in the gunfire. The town has become busy... more »
  • Man claims he stole $80,000 then tossed it all over O'Neal Lane

    January 27, 2015 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City police continue to search for $80,000 stolen from the Loomis armored car company. A guard for the company was arrested on theft charges in early January, but the loot he is accused of stealing is still missing. Kenneth Kelly, Jr, 24, was charged with felony... more »
  • Deputy arrested after violent tirade

    January 27, 2015 9:46 PM

    PIERRE PART - An Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputy was arrested and fired from his job Tuesday after an altercation he had with his wife and a fellow officer. The sheriff's office said Gary Ellis, Jr, 30, was booked on charges after he come home from a day of drinking,... more »
  • Donaldsonville family thinks man was killed for cash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 27, 2015 5:58 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The family of Chad Nichols, one of two men killed on Latino Road Monday afternoon, thinks the gunmen were after cash and that's why they killed Nichols and one of his employees, Benny Booker. Deputies aren't ready to pinpoint a motive as they continue to follow leads... more »
  • Nine charged in aptly named "Operation Hammer"

    January 26, 2015 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A nine-person grand jury indictment was unsealed Monday, revealing the details of a case built against people accused or running a drug trafficking network across I-12. The case, nicknamed "Operation Hammer," targeted people from Baton Rouge and Livingston Parish. The investigation was part of the Organized... more »
  • Deputies looking for man who escaped during arrest

    January 26, 2015 9:03 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who was able to break free from a deputy during the course of an arrest Monday night. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office sent an alert, asking people in the area of Airline Highway and Highway 74 to be on the... more »
  • New Orleans concerned about Mardi Gras crime

    January 25, 2015 3:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A shrunken police force is fighting a rise in violent crime in New Orleans. Now the focus is on tourist districts after a rash of attacks there. French Quarter residents are fearful that Mardi Gras may be marred again by violence and they've posted signs on balconies,... more »
  • School fires teacher in student sex case check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 22, 2015 10:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - School administrators fired a Scotlandville band instructor Friday who's accused of having sex with one of his students. Deputies charged Robert M. Lewis, 30, with forcible rape and prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student Thursday night. Lewis has been on paid leave since... more »
  • Pair arrested with dead cows in trunk

    January 21, 2015 10:58 PM

    GROSSE TETE - A man and woman were arrested, accused of shooting calves in a field then stealing the dead animals. Deputies posted the booking photos of the two individuals and a graphic picture of the evidence. Investigators said after shooting the cows with a compound bow, they loaded... more »
  • Police: Man who pointed gun at officers arrested

    January 20, 2015 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Agents with the Special Response Team, a tactical unit of the city's police force, arrested a man wanted for initiating an officer-involved shooting this weekend. Miketrez Jones, 22, was apprehended Tuesday. Police said he pointed a gun at an officer who was chasing him after fleeing... more »
  • BRPD investigating 3rd and 4th shooting deaths of the weekend

    January 18, 2015 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating a shooting where two men were killed. Officials say they found two bodies at a house on Alliquippa Street near Winbourne Avenue just before 5:30 Sunday morning. Detectives say they found one man in the yard and the other inside... more »
  • Teacher mugged walking to school

    January 16, 2015 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating a mugging where a teacher at an elementary school was victimized as she was walking to school Friday morning. The woman, who was unharmed during the ordeal, was attacked after she parked her car and while she was walking toward Dalton Elementary near the... more »
  • Ads warning of crime in French Quarter play on BR television

    January 13, 2015 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A businessman from New Orleans has expanded a commercial campaign to this city, highlighting violence on the streets of the French Quarter. Sidney Torres, who lives in New Orleans' historic district, started by buying television airtime in New Orleans and expanded it to Baton Rouge this week.... more »
  • State checking on untested rape kits, BRPD reports numbers

    January 9, 2015 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The numbers of untested rape kits across the state are slowly coming in. The legislature passed a measure requesting them from all 421 law enforcement agencies in the state last year, to determine whether or not there is a backlog. "There are lots of incidences in... more »

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