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  • 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 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. check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Suspected Texas gang member arrested after La. police chase

    January 8, 2015 10:25 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A man and woman from Texas face charges after a morning police chase that, when it ended, turned up $940 in counterfeit $20 bills inside the pair's Mercedes. State Police said troopers initially tried to pull the vehicle over on I-10 east near Highway 415. The... more »
  • Grand jury declines to indict ex-player in shooting

    January 8, 2015 8:21 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - A grand jury in Calcasieu Parish declined to indict former LSU and NFL player Brandon Winey, 36, on an attempted second-degree murder charge. Police arrested Winey in April following the shooting that injured another former LSU player, Tahj Jones. Jones, 25, was shot after the two... more »
  • Police searching for suspect in December shooting

    January 7, 2015 9:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for a 20-year-old, wanted in connection with a shooting in December. Christopher Thornton, 20, faces attempted first degree murder charges for the shooting in the 1400 block of North 44th Street. Police said Thornton shot at a passing car. Two of the... more »
  • Neighborhood relying on security cameras to catch thieves check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 5, 2015 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A neighborhood is relying on security cameras to help assist police in the search for thieves who got away with their belongings over the weekend. The thieves got away with cash, gift cards and more when they burglarized more than a dozen cars. All of the... more »
  • Murder rate drops for EBR parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 2, 2015 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The murder rate in East Baton Rouge parish has dropped, according to authorities. The number of murders that happened in 2013 were 65. In 2014, that number went down to 63. Some city leaders are saying they believe that the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination team,... more »
  • Authorities searching for stolen fireworks

    December 31, 2014 3:45 AM

    SLIDELL - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for 19 cases of professional fireworks stolen from a truck near Slidell. Capt. George Bonnett, the Sheriff's Office spokesman, says the Pyrotechnica company had planned to set them off for Bossier city's New Year's Eve show. Bonnett said in a... more »
  • Police: Suspect named in Alaska Street shooting

    December 29, 2014 7:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are on the lookout for a man they believe was involved with a deadly shooting on Alaska Street. Tyronn Collins, 21, is believed to be the trigger man. Officials say Roderick Carolina, 34, was found shot to death in his apartment on December 12th at... more »
  • Artist jailed on $1,000,000 bond following murder

    December 26, 2014 9:02 PM

    ALEXANDRIA- An artist is being held on a $1,000,000 bond in Rapides Parish after a holiday murder. Authorities arrested Tony Forrest, 64. He is charged with second degree murder in the death of his son-in-law, Tommy Thompson, 45. Detectives said Forrest and Thompson had an argument earlier this... more »
  • Man booked for chaotic Christmas Eve disturbance

    December 25, 2014 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man spent the Christmas holiday in jail after he allegedly tried to run over police officers after being found sleeping in a car with a marijuana cigarette in his mouth. According to arrest documents, Leandrew Thomas, 30, was uncooperative throughout this interaction with officers on Wyandotte... more »
  • Man killed in parking lot drug deal

    December 23, 2014 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a Baton Rouge man shot in a grocery store parking lot Tuesday night died as a result of his injuries. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said 19-year-old Derrell Marquis Hayes was shot during a drug deal in the parking lot next to Choctaw Drive... more »
  • Troopers make $200,000 pot bust on I-12

    December 22, 2014 9:08 PM

    HAMMOND - State Police arrested a man accused of moving drugs between Texas and Georgia during a stop on I-12 Monday. Troopers said they stopped a truck near the Hammond Square exit and found 200 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle. Authorities said a K9 from the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
  • Person of interest arrested after Zachary shooting Play Video

    December 22, 2014 6:08 PM

    ZACHARY - Police arrested a man they're calling a person of interest during their investigation into a drive-by shooting that left two people injured. Police arrested Deandre Singleton on multiple bench warrants for other crimes and are speaking to him about the shooting. The shooting happened just after... more »
  • Rape victims say police treated them poorly check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 22, 2014 4:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two women in Denham Springs said they were treated poorly by police after they were raped by a group of men Saturday night. The women said the night was supposed to be a date, but it ended horrifically when they were taken to an empty house... more »
  • Warrants issued in Saints ticket scheme

    December 18, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An arrest warrant has been issued for a 28-year-old accused of acting as a ticket broker and selling Saints football tickets but never providing the tickets. Matthew Alexander Dunn faces felony theft and issuing worthless checks charges, according to documents obtained by WBRZ News 2. The warrants... more »
  • 19-year-old faces charges after standoff

    December 18, 2014 8:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Police said they've arrested a 19-year-old after a two-hour standoff Thursday evening. Jamel Grant, of Baton Rouge, was arrested for the incident at the corner of Foster and Martin Luther King. Police said Grant's cousin was arguing with kids in the street when he came out of... more »
  • Child porn suspect's family stunned by arrest check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 18, 2014 5:11 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The family of Brian Schaller told News 2 they were stunned by the heinous charges levied against him last week. The Attorney General's office arrested Schaller after an undercover investigation. He was charged with 500 counts of possessing child pornography and another 40 counts of distributing the... more »
  • Deputy arrested for assisting with Black Friday theft

    December 12, 2014 11:03 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A then-deputy working a detail at the Walmart here faces charges, accused of conspiring with a woman to steal two televisions on Black Friday. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested Ken Garner. He was described in a news release as a "former deputy." Garner had... more »
  • Vandals target Christmas cheer at restaurant

    December 10, 2014 10:11 PM

    MANCHAC - The popular seafood restaurant on Lake Maurepas, south of Ponchatoula off I-55, is turning to social media to try and solve a Christmas crime. Middendorf's Seafood Restaurant posted pictures on its Facebook page of what managers said is the Christmas display ruined by vandals Tuesday morning. The... more »
  • Third suspect arrested in front door murder

    December 9, 2014 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies arrested a third person related to a shooting last week . Tuesday, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office announced it arrested Trevon Sandolph. Sandolph is charged with murder and illegal use of a weapon in the death of Ivan Molina. Byron Maxson and Troy... more »
  • Flashy theft suspect busted

    December 5, 2014 9:40 PM

    GONZALES- Sheriff's deputies identified and reported the arrest of a man from Texas for a bizarre theft at a golf course recently. Richard Meissner, 69, was arrested by U.S. Marshals after being tracked down in Houston. Meissner was wanted in Ascension Parish for theft charges. Authorities said Meissner... more »
  • Two arrested in golf course mugging

    December 1, 2014 11:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two of four people suspected in a mugging at a golf course were arrested by Baton Rouge Police, jail documents obtained by WBRZ News 2 report. Malik Allen, 17, and Donald Ray Walker, 21, face armed robbery charges for an attack at Howell Park Sunday. Police said... more »
  • Man shoots himself inside BRPD precinct Monday

    December 1, 2014 8:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Detectives with the police department's special unit set up to handle violent crimes are investigating an attempted suicide at a police precinct Monday night. Authorities said a 52-year-old man entered the Third District office on Coursey Boulevard shortly before 6:30. He had a gun and threatened to... more »
  • Accused fountain thief busted

    November 25, 2014 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies arrested a man they believe is responsible for a series of bizarre thefts that have targeted homes and lawn and garden stores. Christopher Fatheree, 28, was arrested on a list of charges related to burglaries last week. His alleged crime spree has him in jail on... more »
  • Senator talks about finding intruder in apartment

    November 24, 2014 11:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A state senator said he was puzzled about the state of a man who broke into his posh downtown apartment last week . Charles Johnson, 55, was arrested and charged with burglary, criminal damage to property and trespassing after an altercation with Senator Gerald Long and his... more »
  • In jail, wife who hired hit on husband put on suicide watch

    November 21, 2014 10:44 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A wife, convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her husband, was put on suicide watch and placed in a padded cell, sources told WBRZ News 2 Friday. Monique Kitts and Karl Howard were found guilty Thursday evening in the death of Corey Kitts. Kitts was found... more »

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