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  • 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 »
  • US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

    May 12, 2017 7:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is telling the nation's federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against most suspects. That is sure to send more people to prison and for much longer terms by triggering mandatory minimum sentences. Sessions announced the move in a policy memo sent... more »
  • Burglaries increase near Webb Park Play Video

    May 9, 2017 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A small neighborhood just off College Drive has seen a recent rash of burglaries according to residents. Jim Gillen rents a house near Webb Park where someone ripped apart a window and made off with a small fortune last week. "They stole two Rolex watches, a... more »
  • Report: LSU students some of the most arrested on the beach this spring break

    May 6, 2017 12:14 PM

    DESTIN – Students from the two largest colleges in Louisiana were the most to get arrested along the popular stretch of beach in Florida during spring break. Thirty-four of the 508 arrests in Okaloosa County, Florida, were LSU students. Twenty-three were from UL Lafayette. Twenty-three of those arrested were... more »
  • 3-year-old "bumped" by car in Greenwell Street hit-and-run

    May 5, 2017 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sources say a 3-year-old was hit by a vehicle on Greenwell Street. The incident occurred just before 8:30 p.m. on Greenwell Street, between Winchester Avenue and Grand Drive. BRPD officials say they are investigating this incident as a hit-and-run. The suspect was described as a... more »
  • 13-year-old dies after shooting at Greenwell Springs apartment complex Play Video

    May 5, 2017 8:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's Deputies have confirmed a 13-year-old his died after a Friday night shooting at a Greenwell Springs Road apartment complex. EBRSO officials say the shooting happened at the Mallard Crossing apartments in the 11300 block of Greenwell Springs Road. Officials say the victim was shot... more »
  • Bond set at $25k for man accused of threatening BRPD officers, families

    May 4, 2017 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Zachary man has been arrested for making threats against Baton Rouge Police Department Officers and their families on social media. Louisiana State Police say Thallemus Thomas made a post on social media in a different name. The post read "It's time Baton Rouge u didn't... more »
  • Two arrested in strange home invasion scam in Tangipahoa Parish

    May 1, 2017 4:32 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - Deputies arrested two Tangipahoa Parish citizens after they reported a fake home invasion to authorities. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, 19-year-old Hannah Charbonnet and her ex-boyfriend, 20-year-old Alexander Fisher, fabricated the story of a home invasion at the residence of her current boyfriend and father... more »
  • Speakers stolen from Tiger Band Hall observational tower

    May 1, 2017 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police are investigating after speakers were reportedly stolen from the Tiger Band Hall on Aster Street. According to the LSU crime log, speakers were taken from outside the band’s observation tower. Additional details about the burglary are limited at this time. The Tiger Band... more »
  • Convent man pleads guilty to indecent behavior with 10-year-old

    April 26, 2017 1:28 PM

    CONVENT - A man pleaded guilty to having indecent behavior with a juvenile Monday after he inappropriately touched a 10-year-old in 2014. According to District Attorney Ricky Babin, 30-year-old Jermaine White of Convent was arrested in October 2014 after deputies received a report that he inappropriately touched a 10-year-old... more »
  • Conn. Police: Wife's Fitbit logs steps after husband says she died

    April 25, 2017 10:51 AM

    ELLINGTON - Police in Connecticut have cited Fitbit records in an arrest warrant for a 40-year-old man charged with killing his wife in 2015. Richard Dabate faces murder, tampering with evidence and making a false statement charges in the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Connie Dabate on Dec. 23, 2015. Authorities... more »
  • Mayor Broome to speak at community crime review meeting

    April 24, 2017 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Hope Zone will host a public community crime review meeting Monday afternoon. The meeting will discuss crime in the area and will begin at 6 p.m. at BREC Saia Park. Speakers expected to attend are Mayor-President Sharon Weston... more »
  • Justice Department plans crackdown on violent street gangs

    April 18, 2017 9:47 AM

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department will crack down on violent gangs. Sessions on Tuesday called out one organization in particular, the MS-13 street gang, members of which are suspected in the killings of four people last week in Long Island. Sessions says in prepared remarks... more »
  • Police: contractor arrested again for failing to complete work

    April 12, 2017 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities have once again arrested a man for contractor fraud after the say he failed to complete work that was paid for. The victim says she paid 48-year-old Andrew Darian over $1,000 to complete construction work on her rental property in January. The victim say she... more »
  • IPSO: Mother turns in son for attempted murder

    April 12, 2017 2:20 PM

    NEW IBERIA - A woman has turned in her own son after authorities announced he was wanted for attempted murder Wednesday. Deputies say 17-year-old Reginald Peters Jr. reportedly shot a 31-year-old victim during a fight on South Hopkins Street Monday. Investigators believe Peters pulled out a handgun and shot... more »
  • Crash causing major backup near I-10/I-12 split

    April 8, 2017 12:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A late-night crash on I-10 has backed up traffic past the 10/12 split. The accident happened near the College Dr. exit of westbound I-10 just before 11 p.m. Law enforcement officials have not released any information on how many cars were involved in the crash... more »
  • Two arrested for pretending to be police to rob home

    April 7, 2017 10:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say two men robbed a home, forcing their way in by pretending to be police officers. Louisiana State Police officers arrested 32-year-old Chad Phillips and 21-year-old Davante Brooks. According to officers, the pair went to a home and knocked on the door, showing a... more »
  • EBRSO: Suspect performed sexual acts near 15-year-old girl at library

    April 7, 2017 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a man they say performed sexual acts on himself near a 15-year-old girl inside a local library on Monday. According to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies, the juvenile girl was using a computer at the library, when she felt a warm liquid on... more »
  • Authorities: Woman chokes teen for blocking view at Disney

    April 7, 2017 7:52 AM

    ORLANDO - Authorities in Florida say a woman is accused of child abuse after choking a teenager who refused to sit down during a fireworks display at Disney's Magic Kingdom. An Orange County Sheriff's arrest report says 41-year-old Tabbatha Kay Mature of New Baltimore, Michigan, was sitting with her family... more »
  • LPSO looking for wanted contractor accused of fraud

    April 6, 2017 12:01 AM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a contractor accused of fraud. LPSO officials say Michael Simmers of Prairieville is wanted on a charge of residential contractor fraud. Simmers is the owner of TWG Contractors. In March, Simmers was charged with one count... more »
  • As case goes cold, double murder victim's legacy honored Monday

    April 5, 2017 6:54 PM

    LAKE CHARLES – A high-profile murder victim will be memorialized through her high school's football program. LaShuntae Benton was one of two people killed in a shooting at The Cottages apartment complex last year. Benton was gunned down in an exchange of gunfire between two shooters – no one... more »
  • Deputies searching for suspect in early morning Circle K robbery

    April 5, 2017 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies are looking for the man who robbed a Circle K on Siegen Lane early Wednesday morning. According to the East Baton Rouge Sherriff’s Office, the crime happened in the 6600 block of Siegen Lane around 2 a.m. Wednesday. Investigators say a clerk went outside... more »
  • Inmate dies after stabbing at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center

    March 30, 2017 10:41 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - An inmate at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center has died following a stabbing that occurred last Thursday. Officials say the inmate was brought to a hospital following a stabbing. A Department of Corrections spokesperson was unsure of the inmate's condition the past week, and went on... more »
  • Recent car burglaries drive concerns for New Roads residents Play Video

    March 29, 2017 10:53 PM

    NEW ROADS - Residents are asking police to crack down on car burglars, but officials say they are having a hard time keeping them locked up when they are caught. One resident told WBRZ her car was broken into in the Fairfield subdivision one week ago. She said she... more »
  • President Trump asserts immunity against defamation claims

    March 28, 2017 5:14 PM

    NEW YORK - Republican President Donald Trump's lawyers say he's immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice." The lawyers say in a New York state Supreme Court filing Monday they'll formally ask for dismissal of the January claims by... more »
  • Mother of suspected Miss. kidnapper arrested

    March 27, 2017 9:42 PM

    BRANDON, Miss. - The mother of a suspected kidnapper has been arrested after police said she aided his crimes. WLBT-TV reports Phyllis Boyd was arrested Monday, hours after police arrested her son, 31-year-old Derrick Antoine Boyd. A U.S. Marshal broke his leg while chasing Derrick Boyd Monday morning as Boyd... more »
  • Police: One hospitalized after being shot by pellet gun in Baker

    March 26, 2017 2:50 PM

    BAKER - Police say one person was hospitalized after being shot by a pellet gun on Shilo Street. The incident occured around 1:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Shilo Street. According to Baker Police Chief Carl Dunn , one victim was taken to the hospital with a... more »
  • Man carrying a sword, dressed as Joker arrested in Virginia

    March 25, 2017 3:38 PM

    WINCHESTER, Va. - Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and reportedly carrying a sword. Winchester Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Hall said in a news release that the department got several 911 calls Friday afternoon reporting a man made up as... more »
  • Jury convicts deputy marshal for shooting death of boy, dad's injuries Play Video

    March 24, 2017 6:44 PM

    MARKSVILLE – Jurors found Derrick Stafford guilty of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter in the shooting death of a six-year-old and the injuring of the child's father in November 2015. The jury deliberated for a little more than three hours Friday evening. Sentencing is scheduled for next Friday. ... more »
  • Arson to blame for Spanish Town Road fire Play Video

    March 23, 2017 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRFD officials say arson is to blame for a fire at a vacant home on Spanish Town Road. Crews responded to the fire in the 1800 block of Spanish Town Road near North 18th Street around 8:00 p.m. Firefighters say they arrived on scene to... more »
  • Man charged with hate crime for seizure-inducing tweet

    March 21, 2017 10:30 PM

    DALLAS - A Maryland man has been indicted in Texas on a hate-crime charge after a Twitter message induced a seizure in a Newsweek reporter. A Dallas County grand jury on Tuesday indicted John Rayne Rivello of Salisbury, Maryland, on an aggravated assault charge enhanced as a hate crime. The... more »
  • BRPD investigating fatal shooting on Tuscarora Street

    March 18, 2017 11:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred near Tuscarora Street Saturday evening. The shooting claimed the life of 20-year-old Darrious West. BRPD officials said West was found behind a house in the 4000 block of Tuscarora St. around 9:18 p.m. ... more »
  • Chaffetz: Intruder was able to rattle White House door handle

    March 17, 2017 9:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Oversight Committee says an intruder on the White House grounds was able to "look through" a White House window and "rattle the door handle" before being apprehended last week. Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz tells CNN he was told by the Homeland Security Secretary... more »
  • Law enforcement activity reported around wooded area of Burbank

    March 17, 2017 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A helicopter and ground deputies circled a wooded area along Burbank Friday during the morning rush, startling drivers who passed by. A search of some sort was happening in a wooded area between Burbank Drive and Nicholson Drive around South Kenilworth Parkway and Ben Hur Road.... more »
  • LSU students question safety following abduction Play Video

    March 16, 2017 11:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One day after LSU issued an alert that a student had been abducted, few additional details have been released, and some students find that concerning. LSU sent the initial alert to students just before midnight Wednesday. It said LSUPD was investigating a reported abduction by an armed... more »
  • Man sentenced for posting online threat against Obama

    March 16, 2017 9:57 PM

    BOSTON - A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to posting on an FBI website that he planned to kill the president of the United States. The U.S. Attorney's office says Andrew O'Keefe, of Mansfield, will be under supervised release for five years after being... more »
  • Five years before murder of teenager, suspect was deported

    March 15, 2017 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The suspect in the shooting death of a teenager on his birthday this week was deported five years before the deadly altercation. In March 2012, Octavio Bringas was deported to Mexico after a drug arrest. District Attorney Hillar Moore released the information Wednesday. Monday, Bringas was... more »
  • BRPD responding to shooting on Duchess Drive

    March 10, 2017 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are responding to a shooting on Duchess Drive. According to police, the shooting occurred around 7:45 p.m. in the 1700 block of Duchess Drive, near Windsor Drive. BRPD officials say one man was injured by gunfire. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this... more »
  • Sharper's lawyers: Plea terms not adequately explained

    March 10, 2017 8:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for disgraced former NFL star and admitted rapist Darren Sharper argue in an appeal that a judge did not adequately explain the consequences of a plea agreement resulting in his 18-year federal prison sentence. Their arguments were filed Friday at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of... more »
  • Law enforcement say homeowner justified in killing intruder Play Video

    March 8, 2017 7:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore said Wednesday it appears an older man was justified in shooting a home invader earlier in the morning. The incident happened Wednesday around 1:30 a.m. in an area of Baton Rouge known as "the Bottom". Law enforcement said 40-year-old... more »
  • Brusly to consider installing security cameras Play Video

    March 6, 2017 7:16 PM

    BRUSLY – City leaders in Brusly are considering installing a series of security cameras around town in an effort to keep crime numbers low. Residents in Brusly say the community is quiet and tight-knit. Frederick Dupre said that he and his family have always felt safe in his... more »
  • Crews extinguish blaze at flood-damaged home

    March 2, 2017 8:57 PM

    CENTRAL - Firefighters put out a blaze at a house on Greenwell Springs Road that was under construction following the August flood. Central Fire Department officials say they responded to the blaze in the 14100 block of Greenwell Springs Road shortly after 7:30 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they... more »
  • Police identify victim in deadly North 37th St shooting Play Video

    March 1, 2017 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating a deadly shooting that happened last night on North 37th street. According to Baton Rouge Police, Corsey Hollins, 31, was found around 8:30 p.m. inside a parked car suffering from a gunshot wound. He later died at the scene. Police say there... more »
  • Arrest made in deadly shooting at Baton Rouge bar

    February 28, 2017 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man has been charged with murder for a deadly shooting outside The Duck Off Bar in December. Kendrick Earl Griffin, 30, was charged with first degree murder and attempted first degree murder Tuesday morning. According to arrest records, Baton Rouge Police were... more »
  • Man arrested for pointing gun at victim during argument

    February 26, 2017 1:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man was arrested after he allegedly threatened someone with a gun during an argument. According to arrest records, deputies were called to the 10000 block of Clearview Ave on Feb. 25 in reference to a disturbance. The victim said that he and... more »
  • BRFD responds to house fire on Tennessee Street

    February 24, 2017 11:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire crews responded to a house fire on Tennessee Street Friday evening. BRFD confirmed the house fire on Tennessee Street near E. Polk Street, blocks away from Highland Road. Sources on scene reported seeing black smoke coming out of the roof of one of the... more »
  • Aramis Jackson gets life in 2010 slaying; Listen to chilling 911 call made by victim's daughter Play Video

    February 24, 2017 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A plea deal was reached in the high-profile murder of a woman and the shooting injury of her small child in their Beauregard Town home almost seven years ago. The deal means Aramis Jackson won't be put to death for killing Alexandra Engler, 42, and the... more »
  • Accused fraud contractor arrested by Walker Police Department

    February 23, 2017 9:47 PM

    WALKER - The contractor accused of fraud in Ascension, Livingston, and East Baton Rouge Parishes has been charged again by the Walker Police Department. Walker Police obtained a warrant for Matthew Morris' arrest on charges of residential contractor fraud, contractor misapplication of insurance payments, insurance fraud, and extortion. ... more »
  • Teen shot in hand in Plaquemine

    February 22, 2017 11:02 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A teenager has been shot in the hand and wrist in Plaquemine, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Department. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi confirms a teenage victim was shot in the hand and wrist on James Street Wednesday evening before 10 p.m. IPSO is now... more »
  • Teen in custody related to Ascension cyberbullying investigation

    February 22, 2017 5:46 PM

    GEISMAR - A teenager was taken into custody at Dutchtown High School Wednesday related to a cyberbullying investigation. The sheriff's office handled the arrest, but could not provide the teenager's name due to their age. However, WBRZ has learned the teenager is a 16-year-old student at Dutchtown High. The... more »
  • Man's obscene, silly attempt at being famous gets him ticketed

    February 20, 2017 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police ticketed a 23-year-old for disturbing the peace after what is likely a drunken attempt at showing off when he shouted expletives into a microphone attached to a camera that was being used to broadcast live from downtown Friday. Mason Peter Carbonell was written a citation,... more »
  • Police presence will remain unchanged for weekend downtown events

    February 17, 2017 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The parades will roll on this weekend in Baton Rouge without an increased police presence, despite a violent week across the city. Thousands of people will be downtown this weekend as huge parades roll through the streets. Downtown business owners said they are not concerned, because they... more »
  • BRPD responding to shooting on Evangeline Street

    February 16, 2017 11:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD is responding to a shooting on Evangeline Street. According to BRPD officials, it happened after 10:30 p.m. on Evangeline Street near Plank Road. According to sources on scene, a female victim was shot while inside a car after an altercation. Sources on scene... more »
  • 2 people shot in car on Finch Street

    February 16, 2017 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two people are being taken to the hospital after a shooting on Finch Street in North Baton Rouge. According to a BRPD spokesperson, the shooting happened around 9 p.m. in the 2500 block of Finch Street. Officers say a male and a female victim suffered... more »
  • Neighbors want answers after finding dead dog floating in apartment complex lake Play Video

    February 16, 2017 11:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A normal walk through his apartment complex turned terrifying when a man noticed the body of a dead dog in a nearby lake. Donald Morrison said he was walking his dog at the Lakeside Villas apartments off Millerville Road when he made the gruesome discovery. "I kind... more »
  • Huge Baton Rouge drug bust uncovers narcotics, gun, cash

    February 16, 2017 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office has arrested two men after they uncovered large amounts of illegal substances, including drugs and a gun, from two separate apartments. According to deputies, 35-year-old Damar Xavier Coleman and 23-year-old Jules Morris were arrested Friday. Deputies say the two... more »
  • Ex-NFL receiver Meachem released from jail

    February 16, 2017 8:06 PM

    GRETNA - Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem has been released from jail after paying $100,000 in child support and alimony to his ex-wife. The payment represents just a quarter of the nearly $400,000 Meachem owed when he was ordered jailed by state District Judge Adrian Adams on... more »
  • Man hurt in shooting after possible robbery on Runnymede Ave.

    February 15, 2017 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say one person was hurt after a shooting during a possible robbery at a home near Highway 61 Wednesday night. According to Baton Rouge Police, the shooting happened around 10 p.m. in the 10000 block of Runnymede Avenue and Magna Carta Place. One man was... more »
  • Biker hurt after plunging into ravine off Plank Road

    February 15, 2017 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders responded to a biker that plunged off the road into a shallow ravine off Plank Road Wednesday night. According to Baton Rouge Police, the man drove off the roadway just before a bridge in the 9600 block of Plank Road around 8:30 p.m. Police,... more »
  • Former suspect in high-profile murder of college students arrested again

    February 15, 2017 5:00 PM

    SLIDELL – Ernest Felton, a former suspect in a high-profile Baton Rouge shooting that killed two college girls, was arrested in St. Tammany Parish on drug charges. Ernest Felton, 23, is charged with drug possession and a traffic violation. Authorities stopped him on I-12 and said they found a... more »

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