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  • EXCLUSIVE: A week after being shot, victim talks about mid-city shooting Play Video

    January 19, 2017 11:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The family involved in a Mid City parking lot shooting is speaking to just one station, detailing the horrifying moments they were shot at leaving Doe's Eat Place restaurant. The bullet struck Jacob Price just one quarter of an inch from his heart, missing his lungs, lodging... more »
  • Illegal immigrant accused of Baker rape and slashing, possibly tied to other rapes

    January 19, 2017 12:48 PM

    BAKER - Baton Rouge Police confirmed to WBRZ's Investigative Unit on Friday that the man who was charged with raping and slashing a woman's throat in Baker on Thursday could possibly be tied to multiple other rapes in the area. BRPD said the other rapes could possibly be connected... more »
  • 15-year-old girl shot and killed in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 18, 2017 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Details have come to light in the early hours of Thursday morning regarding the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Au'Miracle McElwee. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the shooting occurred on Wednesday around 10 p.m. in the 5100 block of Oaklon Avenue. Investigators say that McElwee was... more »
  • Chemical leak in Ascension Parish contained Play Video

    January 18, 2017 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hazmart crews have contained a hydrochloric acid leak in Ascension Parish, and emergency responders have been working to neutralize the chemical. A hazmat team was called to the scene on Ashland Road near Highway 30. Someone working along the railroad reported the leak coming from a... more »
  • 'Armed and dangerous' man wanted for murder in Denham Springs shooting Play Video

    January 18, 2017 9:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A Denham Springs man is wanted for murder and armed robbery charges after an incident Wednesday night off Monroe Perkins Road. Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard says 26-year-old Thomas Fefee is wanted for first degree murder and armed robbery after he shot and killed Corey Graham... more »
  • Attorney: DC sniper life sentence unconstitutional

    January 13, 2017 7:59 PM

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — An attorney for a man convicted of taking part in sniper shootings that left 10 people dead in the Washington area is asking a judge to toss his life sentence because he was convicted as a juvenile. In a motion filed Friday in a... more »
  • Man facing peeping tom charges says he was sleep walking

    January 13, 2017 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a Baton Rouge man faces peeping tom charges after an incident in the early morning hours of Jan. 2. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office says Paul Baquet, 32, was charged with criminal trespassing and being a peeping Tom. According to arrest reports,... more »
  • Area teacher charged, fired after suspected tryst with kid in a car Play Video

    January 11, 2017 11:30 AM

    NEW ROADS – A private school teacher is facing misdemeanor attempted carnal knowledge of a juvenile charges, the WBRZ Investigative Unit has learned. The female teacher was identified as Skylar Russell. Russell was fired yesterday. As WBRZ.com was first to report Wednesday, Russell teaches at False River Academy. WBRZ... more »
  • Man faces child porn charges involving children in eight different states

    January 10, 2017 3:16 PM

    MAYS LANDING, NJ - A New Jersey man has been indicted on child porn charges involving children spanning eight different states. Prosecutors say Sherman Miller, 49, faces 12 counts of child pornography. The charges include causing a child to engage in child pornography, possessing or viewing child pornography and... more »
  • Two wanted, two others arrested in 'gangsters with guns' duel in Ascension Parish

    January 10, 2017 2:34 PM

    GEISMAR – Two people have been arrested and two others are wanted after a gunfight on a street near a high school in Ascension Parish earlier this week. Kentrell Lewis, 26, and Jyvariel Harvey, 20, turned themselves in to authorities Monday evening. Police are still searching for Jonathan Darville,... more »
  • Police investigate rare deadly shooting in rural community Monday

    January 9, 2017 3:52 PM

    GREENSBURG- A woman was found shot to death near a park in St. Helena Parish Monday morning. The victim was shot and killed on Park Street, authorities said. The shooting happened around 7 a.m. Monday. There are no suspects in the case. The Greensburg Police Department is... more »
  • Sheriff: 'Gangsters with guns' open fire during 'duel' in Ascension Parish Play Video

    January 9, 2017 12:23 PM

    GEISMAR – The sheriff here described Monday morning violence as being caused by renegade criminals up to no good whose lawless and careless attitudes brought gunfire to a dead end street near a school. Witnesses called authorities after hearing gunfire and seeing a group of people exchanging shots at... more »
  • Good Samaritan killed in Friday I-110 NB crash

    January 6, 2017 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Good Samaritan was killed after trying to assist during a multi-car wreck Friday morning. Baton Rouge Police traffic homicide detectives say two separate accidents occurred around 3:30 a.m. near the Convention Street exit of North I-110. Detectives say a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer was traveling... more »
  • BRPD searching for suspect in Ritterman Ave. shooting

    January 5, 2017 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are looking for a man they say could have played a part in a December shooting on Ritterman Avenue. BRPD officials say 34-year-old Richard Johnson is wanted in connection to the death of Juan Montgomery . Police say 2 black male suspects... more »
  • New Year's Day chase leads Walker Police to drug arrest

    January 5, 2017 8:28 PM

    WALKER - Walker Police have arrested a man on multiple charges after a traffic stop turned into a chase. Officers say 32-year-old Joshua Harbin of Independence was driving a green Dodge pickup when they attempted to pull him over for failing to use a turn signal turning onto Brian... more »
  • 4 charged in videotaped beating of man in Chicago

    January 5, 2017 9:42 AM

    CHICAGO - Prosecutors have filed hate crime and aggravated kidnapping charges against four black suspects accused of beating and taunting a white man during an attack streamed live on Facebook. Cook County prosecutors on Thursday announced charges against three 18-year-olds - Jordan Hill of Carpentersville, Brittany Covington of Chicago and... more »
  • Five Mid-City businesses robbed, gun pointed at owner's head Play Video

    December 29, 2016 12:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A store owner in a flourishing part of town said she's lucky to be alive after facing off with an armed robber. Maria Saia peeled out of her parking lot at Anthony's Italian Deli Friday night as a gunman gave chase. "It's very scary, that we're even... more »
  • Man arrested for giving teen drugs and alcohol, raping her in park

    December 25, 2016 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD arrested a man they say gave a teenage female drugs and alcohol and raped her in a park. According to police, Morris Dantzler, 62, offered the 16-year-old victim hard liquor and mojo, a synthetic marajuana, then met her at a park. Officers say Dantzler... more »
  • One injured in shooting on Heidel Avenue

    December 24, 2016 11:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person has been transported to the hospital after a shooting on Heidel Avenue. Officials say it happened around 9:30 in the 6000 block of Heidel Avenue near E. Brookstown Drive. The victim was transported to the hospital to be treated for undisclosed injuries. Officials... more »
  • Two people injured in shooting near North Boulevard

    December 22, 2016 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD is investigating a shooting that left two people injured near North Blvd. According to BRPD, it happened around 9:30 p.m. near North Blvd. and 14th Street. Officials say the two victims suffered from non-life threatening injuries. Police say they do not have any... more »
  • Judge orders state to keep 3 death row inmates cool

    December 22, 2016 8:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has ordered prison officials to continue using new measures for controlling dangerous heat levels for three medically vulnerable inmates on Louisiana's death row. He stopped short of requiring the installation of air conditioning - saying the low-tech remedies officials experimented with last summer... more »
  • Stolen trailer leads to 12 arrested in multi-parish crime ring

    December 22, 2016 11:59 AM

    LIVINGSTON – Deputies in Livingston Parish say an arrest in a stolen trailer investigation led to authorities busting a multi-parish crime ring operating in the Baton Rouge area. Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said the trailer, containing sentimental items untouched by August's flooding, was recovered and most of the... more »
  • Family sexual assault suspect worked for youth program Play Video

    December 21, 2016 11:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A parent of one of the kids in the youth program Garry Jackson worked is speaking out, saying she's concerned about how close he was able to get to her son. After a year-long investigation, Jackson was booked earlier this week, accused of raping four juvenile members... more »
  • 28-year-old dead following shooting on Victoria Drive Wednesday night

    December 21, 2016 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police Detectives are investigating a shooting on Victoria Drive that left one man dead Wednesday night. BRPD confirmed on Thursday that 28-year-old Keifer Johnson was found on the roadway in a trailer park located in the 3500 block of Victoria Drive around 9 p.m. Johnson... more »
  • Police: Mugging suspects may be connected to 3 heists this week

    December 20, 2016 3:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Police suspect a couple arrested Tuesday could be connected to as many as three holdups in Livingston Parish this week. Michael Watkins, 32, and Angel McCarroll, 29, were booked on armed robbery charges after a heist at the Cracker Barrel on Cockerham Road Tuesday. Police said... more »
  • Son's feud with mother gets him arrested

    December 18, 2016 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man told sheriff's deputies he stole checks and other banking information from his mother because he was angry with her. Christopher Contois, 37, was arrested on a list of offenses Saturday after deputies finally tracked him down. Contois had been wanted for a week since... more »
  • One of two suspects in deadly home invasion arrested

    December 17, 2016 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE – One of two suspects in a home invasion and murder earlier this week has been arrested. Carl Smith, 32, faces principal to murder and home invasion charges. Smith was booked into jail overnight. Investigators said Smith and an unknown shooter forced their way into a... more »
  • Man arrested in sexual assault of kids from an entire family Play Video

    December 17, 2016 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A man was booked into jail on seven felonies related to the sexual assault of four members of his family – two girls and two teenage boys. The case was revealed in arrest documents obtained by WBRZ News 2 Saturday morning. Overnight, Garry Jackson, 37, was... more »
  • Driver booked in deadly Livingston Parish crash

    December 16, 2016 8:35 PM

    WALKER – Police arrested a man in connection with a deadly crash on Florida Boulevard earlier in December. Robert Kelly, 44, was booked into the Livingston Parish Jail on negligent homicide and negligent injury charges along with outstanding warrants for not showing up to previous court hearings. Police said... more »
  • Case files, computers and phones seized during FBI raid on police, sheriff Thursday Play Video

    December 16, 2016 11:09 AM

    HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards released a statement about the FBI raid on his office Thursday. Friday afternoon was the first time the sheriff spoke publicly about the situation. Also raided by the federal government was the Hammond Police Department. City officials have yet to comment. ... more »
  • Colorado district allows teachers to carry guns

    December 14, 2016 11:24 PM

    DENVER - A rural Colorado school district has decided to allow its teachers and other school staff to carry guns on campus to protect students. The Hanover School District 28 board voted 3-2 Wednesday night to allow school employees to volunteer to be armed on the job after undergoing training.... more »
  • Attorney says he will appeal verdicts in Will Smith case

    December 14, 2016 11:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The attorney for the man convicted of manslaughter in the shooting of retired Saints player Will Smith says they'll definitely appeal. Cardell Hayes' defense lawyer, John Fuller, told NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune that he will "map out" the appeal this week. Hayes was found guilty of manslaughter for killing... more »
  • Deputy arrested, accused of smuggling phones into jail

    December 8, 2016 10:11 PM

    GONZALES - A sheriff's deputy was fired then arrested on charges he smuggled cell phones into the jail where he worked. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office released information about the arrest late Thursday evening. The deputy, Kevin Wald, was arrested earlier in the day after being terminated. Wald was... more »
  • LSU Lakes resident threatens to shoot burglars Play Video

    December 6, 2016 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Walking down the clean and quiet streets of the Hillsdale neighborhood in Southdowns, one might not expect to see the ominous sign sticking out of Pat Anderson's front lawn. "Robbed again for the fourth time. Unless you want to meet my gun, don't make it a fifth,"... more »
  • Accused parent-killer doesn't admit guilt, fights being sent back to TN

    December 6, 2016 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A man from Louisiana accused of murdering his parents in the Knoxville area over the Thanksgiving holiday won't admit his role in the slayings and is fighting his return to Tennessee. Joel Guy appeared in court Tuesday for an extradition hearing. Guy must cooperate with authorities... more »
  • Baton Rouge woman accused of lighting 3-year-old's bed on fire

    December 3, 2016 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge woman faces arson charges after they say she lit a 3-year-old’s bed on fire. Officers were dispatched to an apartment on La Margie Avenue in reference to a disturbance. At the scene, a victim told police that he and his girlfriend,... more »
  • Man charged with threatening, cyber stalking estranged wife

    December 1, 2016 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge man was arrested after he allegedly stalked and threatened his estranged wife in September. Baton Rouge Police charged 41-year-old Letrois Danvet Watson with simple assault and cyber stalking Thursday. According to arrest documents, Watson’s wife, a CATS bus driver, was... more »
  • Son accused in parents' murder appears in BR court Thursday Play Video

    December 1, 2016 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An extradition hearing Thursday to determine if a man from Baton Rouge will be returned to Tennessee to face charges for his parents' murder will be rescheduled because the suspect was not ready to make a decision. Joel Michael Guy , 28, faces two counts of... more »
  • Business' employees come face to face with robber's gun Monday morning

    November 28, 2016 3:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police are trying to find the person who stuck a gun in the face of employees at a business on South Range Monday morning. Security video clearly shows the scary moment at least one worker was face to face with the gun. The Denham Springs Police... more »
  • One arrested, one wanted in WBR truck stop shooting

    November 25, 2016 8:06 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The usually quiet westside was a flurry with activity Friday night after a person was shot at a truck stop/casino and deputies searched for the suspects in a sugarcane field. Just before 6 p.m. Friday, West Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to 1680 N. Lobdell... more »
  • Body of woman found on side of BR road Thursday night

    November 24, 2016 8:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Homicide detectives are looking into the death of a woman after an unidentified body was found near East Industrial Avenue. Police were notified of a deceased person's body on that street near Wooddale Blvd. Thursday evening. Police had little information about what happened. Here's... more »
  • 2 shot on Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive; non-life threatening injuries

    November 23, 2016 8:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting that left two men with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday. A BRPD spokesperson says the shooting occured around 6:00 p.m. in the 800 block of Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive near South Blvd. Police say 2 men were shot. Both had non-life... more »
  • Parking attendant arrested in underage girl's bedroom overnight Play Video

    November 22, 2016 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man employed as a ticket writer at an area university was arrested overnight after being found in the bedroom of an underage girl. Forice Burrel, 21, was booked into jail on carnal knowledge of a juvenile, simple battery and aggravated assault charges. Burrel was found... more »
  • Police identify suspect in Thursday shooting on Southern's campus Play Video

    November 17, 2016 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have identified the suspect arrested in connection to a shooting on Southern University's campus Thursday night. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L’Jean Mckneely Jr. identified the shooter as 20-year-old Larry McCray of Reserve, La. McCray will be charged with attempted first degree murder. He was taken... more »
  • 19-year-old arrested after argument leads to deadly stabbing in rural EBR

    November 16, 2016 10:11 AM

    PRIDE - One man has been arrested after a person was killed in an argument aftert a night of drinking. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrived on scene to the 19600 block of Liberty Road around 3:40 a.m. Wednesday morning. Detectives learned that 19-year-old Brennan David Hebert... more »
  • Zachary manhunt suspect nabbed in New Orleans

    November 15, 2016 2:30 PM

    ZACHARY - The man police said prompted a wide-spread lockdown of Zachary schools earlier this month was found in the New Orleans area and arrested. Andrew Thompson was found in Westwego, a community on the west bank of the Mississippi River, Monday night. He'd been on the run since... more »
  • Man allegedly posed as police, threatened arrest if minors didn't send nude photos

    November 10, 2016 7:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The FBI arrested a man who they say pretended to be a police officer, and threatened female minors with arrest if they failed to send him nude photographs. 18-year-old Tristion A. Grant was arrested Thursday morning, according to the FBI New Orleans Division's Violent Crimes Against... more »
  • Police searching for gunman in Seattle shooting; 5 injured

    November 9, 2016 11:15 PM

    SEATTLE - Authorities say a man escaped on foot after firing into a crowd and wounding five people outside a convenience store in downtown Seattle. Seattle Assistant Police Chief Robert Merner says four men and one woman were hurt Wednesday evening after an argument of some kind near Pine Street... more »
  • Man shot in leg during potential attempted robbery

    November 9, 2016 8:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say one person suffered non-life threatening injuries in a shooting following a possible attempted robbery. It happened around 7:00 p.m. near the 5800 block of Victory Drive, according to police. They say a 55-year-old victim was shot in the leg, possibly following an attempted... more »
  • Thieves hit Central neighborhood; Guns stolen from vehicles

    November 8, 2016 11:38 AM

    CENTRAL - Guns were among the items stolen in a rash of car burglaries in the Jackson Place neighborhood in the last week. The sheriff's office said it is looking for two men who deputies believe are responsible. The men were seen on security video burglarizing a vehicle on... more »
  • Decomposed body found on Napoleon Street identified

    November 6, 2016 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A body found decomposed on Napoleon Street on Sunday has been identified, BRPD reported on Monday. According to BRPD, the body has been identified as 36-year-old Marquell Gardner. According to BRPD, Gardner's last known address was located in LaPlace. Officers say a passerby noticed a... more »

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