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  • EBRSO: Man wanted for vehicle burglary in Central subdivision

    July 18, 2017 3:45 PM

    CENTRAL - Sheriff's deputies are seeking a man after surveillance footage recorded him burglarizing a vehicle in a Central subdivision. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, surveillance video recorded the burglary early Friday morning in the Morgan Place West subdivision. Video shows a white male entering... more »
  • Victims of overnight double shooting are 19, 20

    July 15, 2017 11:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A 20-year-old and a 19-year-old were injured in what appears to have been a double shooting on Gus Young overnight. While the victim's names have not been released, police told WBRZ, both victims are severely injured. The 20-year-old was taken to the hospital with life threatening... more »
  • Youth pastor facing charges for relationship with young girl

    July 12, 2017 6:17 PM

    ZACHARY – A youth pastor at a church in Clinton is facing charges for alleged misconduct with an underage girl who attended his church. Clayton Hand, 25, is charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile. Zachary Police Chief David McDavid said three victims reported allegations of misconduct involving Hand,... more »
  • Three indicted as insider trading investigation expands years after Shaw deal

    July 12, 2017 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Three more people have been implicated in insider trading plots related to the acquisition of Baton Rouge-based Shaw Group in 2012. Wednesday, federal authorities announced Kelly Liu, 31, Salvador Russo, 34, and Victory Ho, 38, were indicted and accused of breaking various laws dealing with securities... more »
  • 19-year-old charged in teen's shooting death Play Video

    July 12, 2017 9:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A 19-year-old was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a teenager found dead in a driveway Wednesday. Tyreece Holliday was charged with second degree murder Thursday. It appears Holliday's address is the same address where the victim, Deon Womack, was found dead the day... more »
  • Indicted area mayor headed for trial in early 2018

    July 11, 2017 3:24 PM

    NEW ROADS – Mayor Robert Myer will go to trial in early 2018 on charges he used the city's credit card improperly. Myer was indicted and a judge swiftly issued a warrant for his arrest on malfeasance and abuse of power charges in August 2016. At a hearing on... more »
  • 7-month long burglary circuit has targeted law enforcement, guns stolen from cars

    July 10, 2017 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Department-issued law enforcement vehicles have been the target of thieves since the beginning of the year and detectives made significant breaks in the case over the last week, the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit learned. According to a search warrant WBRZ obtained, detectives have been investigating... more »
  • Deputies: Man killed when he tried to stop fight in Baton Rouge

    July 10, 2017 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 23-year-old man was tracked down across the river and will face murder charges in the shooting death of the bystander of a fight who tried to settle the tension of an argument overnight. Andre Wright, 25, was shot and killed on Mariner Drive late Sunday.... more »
  • Baton Rouge man facing 400 counts of pornography involving juveniles

    July 7, 2017 11:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man is behind bars, charged with 400 counts of child pornography, according to the East Baton Rouge Police Department. EBRSO deputies say they executed a search warrant at the home of Michael Toups. During the search, deputies say they found 400 images of... more »
  • Polarizing right-wing writer sues over canceled book

    July 7, 2017 8:31 PM

    NEW YORK - Polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos has filed a $10 million lawsuit against a New York publishing company over a canceled book deal. Yiannopoulos resigned from the conservative website Breitbart News this year after comments he made about sexual relationships between boys and men. In video clips, he... more »
  • Notorious contractor released from jail after posting bond on yet another arrest

    July 7, 2017 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A residential contractor accused of several fraud charges across three parishes has posted bond on his latest arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish. In the latest case, a homeowner told deputies Michael Simmers never returned the $5000 they paid his business, TWG Contractors, to do work on... more »
  • In first interview, educator says he didn't kill pregnant girlfriend Play Video

    July 6, 2017 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Outside a Baton Rouge courthouse Thursday morning, a former school administrator maintained his innocence over an alleged role in a murder plot that took the life of Lyntell Washingon. Washington's body was found in a field 25 miles west of Baton Rouge. Police have accused Robert... more »
  • Friends, family mourn murdered 18-year-old mother; suspect still at large Play Video

    June 30, 2017 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating the shooting death of an 18-year-old mother that occurred on Scenic Highway Friday night. BRPD said Ananya Crawford, 18, of Baton Rouge was shot multiple times in the upper torso. Family members first confirmed Crawford... more »
  • Driving drunk is not just an issue on the road

    June 30, 2017 8:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Driving drunk is not just an issue on the road. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says agents will look for impaired boat operators as part of Operation Dry Water from Friday through Sunday. Officials say alcohol can impair a boater's judgment, balance, vision and reaction... more »
  • Three juveniles arrested for vehicle burglaries in Baton Rouge

    June 30, 2017 8:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three juveniles have been arrested in connection to a series of burglaries in East Baton Rouge Parish, according to shreiff's deputies. EBRSO officials say the three juveniles were booked for their part in a series of car burglaries in the Jefferson and Tiger Bend areas, stealing numerous... more »
  • Man dead in shooting on E. Polk Street Play Video

    June 29, 2017 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews responded to a fatal shooting on E. Polk Street. Baton Rouge Police Department officials say the shooting happened at 620 E. Polk Street near Thomas H. Delpit Drive just after 9 p.m. Police say 37-year-old Donald Ely was shot multiple times and found... more »
  • EBRSO: Fraud contractor paid thousands, never finished flood repairs

    June 29, 2017 9:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies say an unlicensed contractor is accused of making shoddy repairs to a flood victim's home and taking thousands of dollars. EBRSO deputies say Michael Hartford Jr. was paid $11,800 by a flood victim to make repairs to damages caused by the... more »
  • Three LSU basketball players accused of shooting at people with paintball guns

    June 28, 2017 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three LSU basketball players received summons after reportedly shooting at people walking on campus with paintball guns. Galen Alexander, Mayan Kiir, and Wayde Sims were issued summons by LSUPD on June 16, according to LSUPD. According to LSU newspaper The Reveille , officers responded to a... more »
  • Woman accused in murder of molester takes plea deal Play Video

    June 26, 2017 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Brittany Monk, one of two high-profile murder suspects arrested in connection with the death of a man that faced charges for molesting her as a child, pleaded guilty in a surprise deal Monday. Monk pleaded guilty to manslaughter and will testify against Jace Crehan who was... more »
  • House party turns into murder scene in Ascension Parish overnight

    June 24, 2017 9:44 AM

    GONZALES – A man was shot and killed at a large house party in Ascension Parish overnight when groups of people from out of town showed up and two started fighting. Joshua Harris, 19, of Thibodaux, was arrested for the shooting death of Jerrod Brown, 25, also of Thibodaux.... more »
  • Officers responding to shooting on Woodvine Avenue

    June 22, 2017 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials are responding to the scene of a shooting on Woodvine Avenue. Baton Rouge Police Department officials say the shooting occurred in the 900 block of Woodvine Avenue near Timbercreek Avenue. BRPD officials say one person suffered non-life threatening injuries. They did not give... more »
  • 5 arrested in Livingston murder case, victim identified

    June 22, 2017 2:30 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Five people, including a juvenile, face charges for a shooting where a 19-year-old was killed overnight in Livingston Parish. The victim, Michael Avara, was shot in the abdomen and died at a hospital hours later, authorities revealed in a news release. Detectives said Avara, 19, and... more »
  • Campus sex tape scandal could result in punishment

    June 20, 2017 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Southern University released more information about its handling of a sex tape purported to involve a high-ranking school administrator and an underling. WBRZ.com first reported details of the video Tuesday. Then, Southern stopped short of confirming an investigation into the video but by Wednesday insinuated there... more »
  • Robbery suspect threatened to shoot cashier in overnight hold up

    June 19, 2017 12:00 PM

    AMITE – Sheriff's deputies are investigating an armed robbery at a truck stop along the St. Helena-Tangipahoa parish line Monday morning. A person in a black Dodge Ram walked into the Tall Timber Truck stop on La. 16 and threatened the employee with a gun. Deputies said the person... more »
  • Man confesses, charged with using hidden camera to look up skirts

    June 19, 2017 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A 40-year-old man confessed that for the last two months, he's been using a hidden camera to try and record video under the skirts of women. Blake Williamson was booked into jail after he was identified as a suspect in the most recent voyeurism case which... more »
  • WATCH: Suspect wearing vibrant colors wanted for pharmacy heist Play Video

    June 19, 2017 11:28 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE – Authorities have identified a vibrantly-clad burglar who deputies said smashed his way into an Ascension Parish pharmacy early Sunday. Detectives are looking for Aaron Beyl, 36, for the smash and grab heist at Galvez Pharmacy. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office released video it said was of Beyl... more »
  • Mayor blames lack of resources for blight in Jackson Play Video

    June 18, 2017 6:10 PM

    JACKSON - Mayor Charles Coleman in the Town of Jackson says a lack of resources and manpower allows people to violate the law. It all centers around junk that is accumulating in people's yards, and the town has done very little to clean it up. Neighbors who live... more »
  • Another noose found near museum in nation's capital

    June 17, 2017 7:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - Authorities say a noose was found hanging from a lamp post outside a museum in the nation's capital, the third such incident in recent weeks. U.S. Park Police Sgt. Anna Rose said the noose was found Saturday afternoon outside the National Gallery of Art. ... more »
  • Crime fighters mingle with kids in effort to build relationships

    June 16, 2017 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The special unit assigned to work the streets of Baton Rouge and deter crime met with kids Friday in an effort to build lasting relationships early. BRAVE officers held a summer block party at Gus Young Park where kids interacted with police. Organizers said a positive... more »
  • Sting operation busts 51 for child sex charges across La.

    June 16, 2017 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Fifty-one people were rounded up on child exploitation charges. The arrests were part of a sting operation code named “Operation Broken Heart” and involved numerous police departments, sheriff’s offices, and state and federal agencies. “My office is committed to doing all we can... more »
  • Area woman arrested in revenge porn plot

    June 16, 2017 1:19 PM

    BAKER – A fight between two women over the same man ended with one of the women in jail, accused of posting a pornographic video of the other on the internet. Sherica Clark, 39, is charged with video voyeurism. Investigators said Clark and the unidentified woman fought, and... more »
  • Texting suicide verdict to be announced Friday

    June 15, 2017 8:14 PM

    BOSTON - A judge has reached a verdict in the trial of a Massachusetts woman charged with manslaughter for sending her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to kill himself. A court clerk said Judge Lawrence Moniz will announce his decision Friday in Bristol Juvenile Court in the trial... more »
  • Suspect in custody after possible hostage situation in North Baton Rouge Play Video

    June 14, 2017 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One man is in custody after a possible hostage situation that occurred on Wednesday afternoon on Madison Avenue. A team of tactical police officers secured the area due to a threatening situation reported to law enforcement just after 3 p.m. Wednesday. Baton Rouge Police, which... more »
  • EBRSO: Man bound with electrical cables, cars stolen in armed robbery

    June 14, 2017 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a man Tuesday after he allegedly robbed a victim at gunpoint inside of his own home and fled the scene in a stolen sports car. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office first responded to the robbery on June 4, at a home on Landis... more »
  • Power-hungry thieves target doctor's office in theft of electricity meters Play Video

    June 13, 2017 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Less than a day after a WBRZ report highlighted a dangerous theft ring, thieves struck again. Tuesday morning, a doctor's office and another business on Picardy were without power due to thieves stealing the power meter from the panel on the side of the building. Pictures... more »
  • Angry mom accused of knife attack

    June 12, 2017 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 48-year-old woman accused of attacking her daughter's roommates with a knife was arrested after police found her pinned to the floor by one of the victims, according to arrest records. The roommates told sheriff's deputies that Roma Zerangue came to their apartment at 11580 Perkins... more »
  • WANTED: Burglary circuit making its way across Hwy. 22 Play Video

    June 12, 2017 12:37 PM

    PONCHATOULA – Sheriff's deputies here are investigating a rash of at least 55 burglaries along a wide stretch of Highway 22. Burglars have hit areas on either side of I-55 since last week. Monday, sheriff's deputies released surveillance video they hope will help find the suspects. On the... more »
  • Payroll fraud suspect involved in police chase Friday

    June 10, 2017 9:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An employee of a design business located on LSU's South Campus near Gardere cashed stolen payroll checks from the business totaling $15,000 and tried to flee from police when they attempted to arrest him Friday. Vincent George, 31, was booked into jail in Baton Rouge on... more »
  • Comey testimony watched by an estimated 19.5 million viewers

    June 9, 2017 8:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES - An estimated 19.5 million viewers watched James Comey's widely televised U.S. Senate testimony. Nielsen figures released Friday tallied the audience for the fired FBI director's appearance across ad-supported networks and cable channels. The major outlets divided Thursday's audience up fairly evenly, with leader ABC's 3.295 million viewers... more »
  • Suspect says he killed unlicensed massage therapist after she tried to steal from him Play Video

    June 9, 2017 11:02 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Newly released arrest information of a man facing charges for murdering an unlicensed massage therapist this week told deputies the woman tried to steal from him after their rendezvous, so he beat her to death. Kayla Ann Denham's body was found in a barn on some... more »
  • LSU officer accused of beating girlfriend resigns same week as chief

    June 9, 2017 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A shakeup at the LSU Police Department this week led to the retirement of Police Chief Lawrence Rabalais and the resignation of K-9 Officer Blake Devillier. The Investigative Unit has learned Devillier went for an interview as a road deputy in Iberville Parish within the past ten days.... more »
  • Wanted suspect in murder, carjacking turns himself in

    June 8, 2017 11:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A suspect wanted in connection to a Murder at a Baton Rouge apartment complex turned himself in Thursday evening. According to a spokesperson with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Donte Tate surrendered to the Louisiana State Police Fugitive Task Force at their Violent Crimes Unit... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly S. Harrell's Ferry Road crash

    June 8, 2017 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The victim of a deadly crash on South Harrell's Ferry Road has been identified. According to BRPD, 20-year-old Christopher Levy died in the crash that occurred on Thursday around 8 p.m. Levy was driving a 2000 Ford Mustang that was occupied by two other people.... more »
  • Murder suspect's mom, girlfriend booked for lying to authorities

    June 7, 2017 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two people have been arrested for lying to authorities about what they knew about a suspect connected to a murder investigation. Tranisha Hopes and Natasha Tate face obstruction of justice charges related to the search for Donte Tate. Donte Tate is one of three people authorities... more »
  • Series of vehicle burglaries has Central neighborhood on alert Play Video

    June 4, 2017 11:14 PM

    CENTRAL - Police in Central are investigating a string of car break-ins, all happening in one neighborhood. Residents of the Morgan Springs subdivision have never seen problems like this. Now, they're on high alert, doing what they can to stop the thieves in their tracks. “I came outside... more »
  • Sheriff's office seeking person of interest in Ascension Parish burglaries Play Video

    June 3, 2017 3:41 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is actively seeking a person of interest in connection to several burglaries in the area. According to the sheriff's office, it is seeking a person who was captured on surveillance video while searching through a resident's carport on Shadow Creek Avenue. Deputies... more »
  • Child safe, 16-year-old in custody after car is stolen with kid inside Play Video

    June 2, 2017 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A teen suspected of stealing a car with a child inside was taken into custody after a brief chase through parts of Baton Rouge Friday afternoon. It appears from dispatchers the child was not the initial target, rather a crook stole a car with a child... more »
  • Men found shot, killed in car along rural area highway

    June 1, 2017 7:15 PM

    GRANGEVILLE – Two men were found dead, shot in the head and left for dead in a car in a quiet, rural community in St. Helena Parish Thursday. Authorities said the bodies were found in a car on Highway 37, just east of LA 63, in Grangeville. The area... more »
  • Video shows violent Tigerland street fight; 1 injured overnight in melee Play Video

    May 30, 2017 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A handful of people were knocked to the ground with some appearing to be rendered unconscious after a street brawl in the Tigerland area. The fight – which may have involved two dozen or more people – was recorded from various angles and posted on the... more »
  • One hurt after shooting in Gardere

    May 29, 2017 4:08 PM

    GARDERE - One man is injured after a shooting in Gardere Monday afternoon. The shooting was reported around 2:30 p.m. Monday in the 8300 block of Skysail Avenue. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, witnesses reported seeing two males firing at each other. The sheriff's office... more »
  • Kaine's son, 7 others, charged in protest of pro-Trump event

    May 26, 2017 11:04 PM

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine's youngest son was among eight people charged for allegedly disrupting a March rally in support of President Donald Trump. Linwood "Woody" Kaine, of Minneapolis, was charged Friday with one gross misdemeanor count of obstructing the legal process and misdemeanor counts of fleeing... more »
  • 'D.C. sniper,' whose shooting spree started in Baton Rouge, has life sentence tossed

    May 26, 2017 6:43 PM

    NORFOLK, Va. - Virginia courts will need to hold new sentencing hearings for a teenager who was part of the so-called “D.C. sniper” case and whose crimespree across the country got off to a violent start in Baton Rouge 15 years ago. Friday, a federal judge tossed out two... more »
  • Woman hospitalized after being beaten and raped in local wooded area

    May 19, 2017 5:28 PM

    PLAQUEMINE – A man whose kidnapping and rape victim went with him to check himself into a Baton Rouge mental hospital was arrested Friday after he left the hospital, authorities said. The victim remains in intensive care with devastating injuries from the brutal attack. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi... more »
  • Flood-damaged school burglarized Play Video

    May 18, 2017 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for thieves who stole from a school recovering from the August flood. Glen Oaks Park Elementary students have been attending the old Banks School since the flood. Last week, someone broke into the school and stole dozens of tablets and laptops. "Whoever's... more »
  • Once ordered by judge to write lines for stealing, man busted again Play Video

    May 15, 2017 2:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man who was once sentenced to punish work for stealing from an area shopping center was booked into jail again after a citizen's arrest in the Southdowns area. David Laramie was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on criminal trespass charges after two... more »

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