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  • Pharmacy burglaries likely linked

    September 1, 2015 10:44 PM

    GONZALES - Deputies are looking for the person who was able to steal $20,000 from a pharmacy Friday morning. Details of the heist were released Monday evening and investigators are trying to determine if the same person is also responsible for an attempted burglary at another pharmacy in the... more »
  • New EBR group hopes to predict EBR violent crime check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 1, 2015 7:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement agencies from the local to federal level are banding together to take on a new approach of reducing violent crime in sections of Baton Rouge. City leaders and law enforcement officials held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday at the Baton Rouge Police headquarter for... more »
  • New information released in jug-tossing incidents

    August 31, 2015 9:46 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Bond was set at $105,000 for three teenagers accused of throwing water jugs at vehicles in Ascension Parish. Investigators released new information about the cases Monday, adding there were reports of vandalism as early as Aug. 17. Deputies said on that date a driver reported their vehicle... more »
  • Report: Suspect in rampage has criminal history

    August 27, 2015 1:06 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The suspect accused of killing a police officer and a women in St. Landry Parish Wednesday had been arrested earlier this year in Iberville Parish. KATC TV, the ABC affiliate in Lafayette near where the shooting happened, reported Harrison Lee Riley was arrested for illegal carrying of... more »
  • WATCH: Officers caught in the crossfire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2015 12:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff is worried the next generation of law enforcement officers might be rethinking their careers after watching so many officers die in the line of duty. "There's just no care about what happens to the man standing next to you,"... more »
  • Deputies announce arrest in weekend murder

    August 25, 2015 9:21 PM

    GREENSBURG - Sheriff's deputies announced the arrest of a man connected to a murder Sunday. Tuesday night, the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office said it arrested Ryan O'Neal Bradford in the death of Corey Muse. Bradford is charged with first-degree murder. Deputies said the arrest happened without incident but... more »
  • Man charged with attempting to murder police officers

    August 25, 2015 12:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police charged a man with attempted murder of a police officer after BRPD said he tried to run two officers over during a chase overnight. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the officers shot and injured St.julian Baranco, 30, of Kenner before he was arrested. McKneely said a... more »
  • Suspect in Saturday bank robbery arrested

    August 24, 2015 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies apprehended a man wanted for a bank robbery and possibly two other heists around the city. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office identified the suspect as Louis Bennett III. Bennett is charged with armed robbery following a heist at the Whitney Bank on... more »
  • Man shot in leg by someone in passing car Monday

    August 24, 2015 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police tape and first responders blocked North Street near N 46th Street Monday afternoon after a man was found shot near Turner Plaza apartments. Police now have evidence markers in a lane of North St. It is very evident that this happen out next to... more »
  • One dead after shooting on Skysail

    August 23, 2015 11:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was shot and killed in the 8000 block of Skysail Ave. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department is still investigating. Any one with information is asked to call the Sheriff's office at 389-5000 We will update this story with more information as... more »
  • Woman hit by stray bullets on Government St.

    August 23, 2015 11:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman was shot in the leg from what looks like stray bullets. She was driving her car and was hit by the bullets on Government Street. Police are on the scene investigating. more »
  • Stolen car likely connected to three robberies after bank heist

    August 22, 2015 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A similar car has been used in three robberies in the last 24 hours. Most recently, a man drove away from a robbery at a bank on Bluebonnet in a gray, four-door Volkswagen. Sheriff's deputies investigated the heist at the bank, a Whitney Branch near the... more »
  • Young teen one of two shot in Baton Rouge Friday night

    August 21, 2015 9:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 15-year-old was taken to the hospital following a shooting Friday night. Police said two people were shot at 650 North Ardenwood Drive. Conditions of the two people were unknown as of this post. Crime scene taped off in Renaissance Gateway Apt. complex, off... more »
  • Mother guilty in baby's murder

    August 20, 2015 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mother was convicted of murder by a jury Thursday night. Ashley Heard, 30, was on trial following the June 2013 death of her 11-month-old daughter, Aaliyah Heard. The jury unanimously found Heard guilty of second degree cruelty to a juvenile and second degree murder.... more »
  • Gun at school in Ascension, third incident in third parish

    August 20, 2015 8:54 PM

    DUTCHTOWN - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies said a student was put into juvenile detention Thursday, a day after taking a gun to their high school. A sheriff's office spokesperson said an anonymous tip was made to a crime hotline, reporting a student brought a gun to Dutchtown High School... more »
  • To shoot or not? Advocates frustrated over comments check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2015 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Domestic violence advocates urged caution Wednesday, two days after an area sheriff told women to arm themselves during a frustrating interview following the murder of a woman allegedly at the hands of her estranged husband. "The reality is, it should never have gotten to the point... more »
  • Couple accused of forcing teen to be sex slave

    August 12, 2015 10:26 PM

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida - A Florida couple is facing sexual assault charges after allegedly forcing a young teenager to be their sex slave. Rob and Marie Johnson were arrested Tuesday. Port St. Lucie Police say the 13-year-old girl went to live with the Johnsons after her mother died. The... more »
  • Suspect wanted for violent attack with pipe

    August 12, 2015 4:18 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police are looking for the second suspect in a violent attack on a man on Martin Luther King Junior Drive. One man has already been arrested, investigators said. The second suspect was identified after making the first arrest. Police said Chondre Pipes, 22, and Alfredrick... more »
  • Another plea deal in courthouse evidence theft scheme

    August 10, 2015 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The son of former State District Judge Kay Bates pleaded guilty Monday to malfeasance, possession of cocaine and obstruction related to a case against him where he was indicted for theft of cocaine and weapons from the evidence locker at the 19th Judicial District Courthouse in 2012.... more »
  • Overall crime down, murder up by 30 percent in New Orleans

    August 7, 2015 6:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New police department figures show that overall crime dropped more than 8 percent in New Orleans in the first half of the year when compared to the same period in 2014 - but, the numbers of murders and rapes were up sharply. Figures released Friday show... more »
  • Three-month-old baby died Saturday morning

    August 6, 2015 11:28 PM

    UPDATE: The three-month-old baby died Saturday morning. According to Baton Rouge Police, John Hope now faces murder charges. ********************************** BATON ROUGE - Police said the father of a three-month-old was arrested late Thursday night, charged with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. Officers were called to an... more »
  • Funeral set for Monday in St. Amant for slain police officer

    August 6, 2015 10:36 PM

    ST. AMANT- Funeral services and burial will happen Sunday and Monday in Ascension Parish for a local man who moved away, became a cop in Shreveport and was murdered on duty Wednesday night. Thomas LaValley , 29, was shot multiple times responding to a suspicious person in a house.... more »
  • Woman booked in road rage incident

    August 4, 2015 11:30 PM

    WALKER - Police said a woman was arrested last week, accused of pulling a gun in a road rage incident. Details of the arrest were released Tuesday. Rachel Ferguson, 35, was booked into jail on July 31st. She bonded out the same day, officers said. Ferguson was charged... more »
  • D.A.: no charges filed against football players check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 31, 2015 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The district attorney's office said no formal charges will be filed against LSU football players Anthony Jennings, Dwayne Thomas and Maquedius Bain. "The district attorney's office has thoroughly reviewed all of the evidence and documents associated with the arrests... Based on our review, no formal charges... more »
  • Apartment managers accused of stealing rent money

    July 30, 2015 11:40 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies arrested a couple, accused of stealing rent money from the apartment complex they managed. Monica Berzas, 43, and her husband Michael, 44, face felony theft charges. Investigators said the pair collected rent from renters, wrote fake receipts and pocketed the money. Deputies believe the pair took... more »
  • Lafayette releases chilling 911 recordings, officer dashcam video from shooting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 30, 2015 3:42 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Chilling 911 calls for help from people inside a movie theater when a gunman opened fire last week were released Thursday afternoon. "He shot right at people," a caller gasping for breath told an emergency operator. The operator asked how many shots the caller heard, who responded "six... more »
  • Murder suspect dead, woman shot during standoff

    July 29, 2015 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the scene cleared from a violent standoff, specifics about what happened during the takedown became less clear. Police said they were not ready to confirm how a woman wound up being shot in what was, at first, reported as crossfire when a U.S. Marshal's task... more »
  • Police release pictures of theater gunman's car

    July 28, 2015 11:15 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Police released images of John Russell Houser's car, hoping to build a larger case against the movie theater gunman. The images were taken after police took the car from the movie theater, where Houser appeared to have staged his getaway but shot and killed himself instead. In... more »
  • Watch our Monday theater shooting coverage

    July 28, 2015 12:21 AM

    Our coverage Monday contained various angles as dispatch recordings from first responders were released and mourners buried the two victims who were killed in the Lafayette movie theater shooting. Mayci Breaux funeral Breaux remembered for serving the community at service in Franklin. Jillian Johnson service was standing... more »
  • Gabby Giffords wants to meet with Jindal over theater shooting

    July 27, 2015 10:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, Captain Mark Kelly, have asked to meet with Governor Bobby Jindal to discuss the movie theater shooting in Lafayette. "Gabby and I agree that states can and must do more to keep guns from falling into the wrong hands.... more »
  • Memorial grows outside theater check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 27, 2015 3:41 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Slowly, things are starting to settle into normalcy almost four days after John Russell Houser opened fire in a movie theater here. Monday afternoon, the police command center drove away. The large, RV-type vehicle had been parked in the usually crowded parking lot of The Grand movie... more »
  • Sheriff warns of utility phone scam

    July 23, 2015 3:15 PM

    FRANKLIN - Sheriff's deputies warned people about what they believe might be a regional scam where con artists claim to be from an area power provider. Thursday, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said it had received reports of the scam, which is being conducted on the phone. A... more »
  • New plans to address violent crime in New Orleans

    July 21, 2015 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The police chief in New Orleans says he's increasing overtime available to officers as the city grapples with violent crime. Chief Michael Harrison also noted Tuesday that 27 new recruits soon will complete field training. And he said joint efforts with federal and state agencies to fight... more »
  • Police involved in two pursuits Monday evening; one hits gas line

    July 20, 2015 8:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officers had to deal with two police pursuits that happened almost at the same time Monday night. Suspects were apprehended in one, but remained on the loose as of this post in a second. The first chase happened in North Baton Rouge; the second happened in... more »
  • Charges dropped for one of two suspects in kidnapping case

    July 17, 2015 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Charges were dropped against a woman who was implicated in a kidnapping case that also involved the murder of a woman in May. Daaria Thomas, 22, was released from jail overnight after the charges against her were removed. Thomas had been in jail since May 7... more »
  • 79-year-old wakes to find burglar inside her home check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 16, 2015 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 79-year-old woman said she lived the worst nightmare of her life after going to sleep Wednesday. At some point overnight, Aynn Murray said she woke up and found a man in her home, rummaging through her things. She said he was helping himself to clothes... more »
  • Police chase ends after suspect rams two cruisers

    July 16, 2015 8:08 PM

    SATSUMA - A two-parish police chase ended shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday when officers from various departments were able to apprehend the suspect. Police in Hammond said Andrew Baker stole a TV from Walmart and tried to run over workers who tried to stop him. Police said when they... more »
  • Report: Woman attacked because she looked happy

    July 15, 2015 11:11 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Deputies arrested a 16-year-old for attacking a woman while she was running on a track since she "looked happy." The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Department said the woman, who was 29-years-old, was hit in the head with a tree branch while running at the Ponchatoula Area Recreational District... more »
  • Last suspect in gang rape arrested by police check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 13, 2015 11:15 PM

    UPDATE: Denzel Hamilton turned himself in around 8 a.m. this morning. Zachary Police transported him to East Baton Rouge Parish jail. ZACHARY - Police are looking for a 17-year-old, wanted in connection with a gang rape. The attack happened in June and the teenager was supposed to turn... more »
  • Police: 2 shot, 1 dead in north Baton Rouge

    July 11, 2015 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say two people were shot in north Baton Rouge. It happened on Baranco street near Scenic highway at around 9:20 p.m. Saturday. Jovan Dumas, 31, died on the scene. A second victim, 29 year old male, was also injured during the shooting,... more »
  • Neighbors cautious after sex offender was busted again check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2015 10:08 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Neighbors are reflecting on their run-ins with a man who lived next door, wondering if they noticed anything unusual leading up to his arrest Friday on 500 counts of possession of child pornography and 50 counts of distribution of porn involving juveniles. Anthony Kurtz, 40, was apprehended... more »
  • Court records, sources ID murder suspect as sex crime victim Play Video

    July 9, 2015 1:49 PM

    ZACHARY - Multiples sources confirmed to the News 2 Investigative Unit that one of the suspects in the killing of a Zachary man this past weekend was sexually abused by the murdered man when she was a child. Authorities said 21-year-old Jace Crehan and 17-year-old Brittany Monk strangled and... more »
  • Bike loop to be named after cycling murder victim

    July 7, 2015 11:20 PM

    LAFAYETTE - City leaders renamed a bicycle loop for murder victim Mickey Shunick Tuesday night. Shunick, a college student, was hit and killed by Brandon Scott Lavergne in May 2012. In a confession, Lavergne said he had been drinking when he hit Shunick but killed her after the pair... more »
  • State Police release sketch of suspect in altercation case

    July 7, 2015 6:42 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - State Police released a sketch of a man connected to an altercation with a trooper last week where gunfire was exchanged. Troopers said the man in the sketch was driving the vehicle a trooper pulled over when there was a struggle and the passenger in the stopped... more »
  • FBI looking for possible La. victims of sextortionist check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 7, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FBI officials in Louisiana will soon release information related to a nationwide "sextortion" case where there are known victims in Louisiana. There are at least three victims in the state, and there could be others in a sexual exploitation case centered around a Florida man named... more »
  • Cop arrested for 'sloppy' work as NOPD investigates officer's murder

    July 6, 2015 11:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said he was angered by one of their own officer's "sloppy" police work when searching a suspect who investigators said later shot and killed a fellow officer. Police charged NOPD Officer Wardell Johnson with obstruction of justice, malfeasance in office and theft.... more »
  • Daycare at center of federal drug probe closed check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 2, 2015 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A daycare at the center of a federal drug investigation is closed. A WBRZ news crew found the doors locked, parking lot empty, and the playground in the back quiet even though toys were tossed about Thursday afternoon. Neighbors, who asked not to be identified, said... more »
  • Kids charged in Garden District arson check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 1, 2015 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested two kids for setting a car and carport on fire Wednesday afternoon. Investigators told WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington , the kids are 11 and 12. Since they are so young, their names were not released. Investigators detained the juveniles shortly after the fire,... more »
  • Package theft caught on camera check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 30, 2015 10:17 PM

    BAKER - A thief is on the run after taking a FedEx-delivered package off a man's front porch. Jeff Schiele says he noticed his property was missing Monday, after FedEx confirmed it was dropped off Saturday. At first, the man thought the package was delivered to the wrong home... more »
  • Three found dead, fourth shot in Cajun country

    June 23, 2015 11:18 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE - Deputies discovered a bloody crime scene after responding to a domestic disturbance call Tuesday night. Three people were found shot to death and a fourth was found alive after being shot. The victims were identified as 58-year-old Clifford Blanchard, 72-year-old Leola Blanchard and three-year-old Ashlynn Blanchard.... more »
  • Runaway teen caught up in erotic dancing, sheriff says

    June 22, 2015 3:35 PM

    OPELOUSAS - Sheriff's deputies in St. Landry Parish, about an hour west of Baton Rouge, believe a runaway teenager may have become caught up in an illicit lifestyle involving drugs and erotic adult dancing. Alexandria Davis vanished in February. Deputies said she cut off her court-ordered ankle bracelet and... more »
  • Former MLB star, BR native killed in murder-suicide check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 22, 2015 3:25 PM

    PEARLAND, TX - Baton Rouge native and former pro-baseball player Darryl Hamilton was killed in what has been reported as a murder-suicide outside Houston. Police were called to Hamilton's upscale home about 14 miles south of downtown. The Houston ABC affiliate, KTRK, posted on its website , police were... more »
  • Deputies search neighborhood for shooter Friday night check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 19, 2015 11:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies made a mad dash around an apartment complex in a usually quiet area Friday night, in an attempt to track down a shooting suspect. A sheriff's office spokesperson said deputies responded to shots being fired at the Hidden Oaks apartments, off Siegen Lane near... more »
  • Roseland man accused of killing his neighbor at Amite store check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 17, 2015 9:55 PM

    AMITE - A Roseland man is facing murder charges tonight for allegedly killing his neighbor. Amite Police Chief Jerry Trabona tells News 2, investigators have arrested 29-year-old Jermaine Williams, on charges of 2nd Degree Murder and 2nd Degree Attempted Murder after a shooting in the city of Amite Wednesday... more »
  • Crime curse of summer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 16, 2015 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- June has a historically high crime rate in Baton Rouge. The month is only halfway over, and we've already seen more murders than June 2014. Law enforcement officials are reaching out more than ever to change the culture of violence. The number of violent crimes and deaths... more »
  • Scam uses name of LSU great to solicit bogus loans

    June 12, 2015 12:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police warned of a scam where someone is using the name of former LSU star Collis Temple, Jr., to solicit loans. Police said a man is calling area businesses, claiming to be Temple and asking for money for various causes. Temple said people have told him... more »
  • EBRSO using social media to solve crimes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 11, 2015 11:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The sheriff's office says it's Facebook posts are busting bad guys. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office says at least three crimes have been solved in the past week thanks to their online posting. "The tips came in within minutes of us posting it on... more »
  • Body cameras are voted down by Metro Council

    June 10, 2015 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Metro Council voted down body cameras this evening. Members debated body cameras for almost an hour before the vote. The pitch was to require cops in Baton Rouge to wear body cameras. Although many of the council members agreed they wanted police to wear body... more »
  • Man shot, killed Wednesday night in Baton Rouge

    June 10, 2015 8:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was shot and killed on his grandmother's porch Wednesday night. Police said Anthony Johnson, 23, was gunned down in the 1800 block of Plank Road. Police set up crime scene tape in the area, which is near the intersection of Plank and Jefferson Avenue... more »
  • Sheriff: 'Gangsters' arrested in year-old murder caused by Mojo check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 10, 2015 3:58 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - An emphatic sheriff chastised drug users in an afternoon news conference Wednesday where it was revealed a murdered teen died after being beaten up during a drug-induced brawl. Four people were arrested in the case, the most significant development since Brandon Augusta was found dead behind a... more »
  • Theft suspect using tiny getaway car busted

    June 10, 2015 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A serial burglary suspect was booked into jail overnight after a pursuit into Livingston Parish, the sheriff's office said. Donald Shirey, Jr., is charged with theft, entering after being forbidden, flight from an officer, damage to property and various drug and traffic offenses after running from... more »
  • Theft suspect leads deputies on two-parish chase

    June 9, 2015 11:31 PM

    CENTRAL - A suspect in a theft case took East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies on a five-mile chase Tuesday evening. The suspect, whose name has not been released, was wanted for stealing from the Walmart and hit a deputy's cruiser on their way out of the parking lot.... more »
  • Arson blamed for Tuesday evening house fire

    June 9, 2015 9:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters believe someone set a house ablaze Tuesday evening. Investigators determined the cause of a house fire on Davenport Avenue to be arson. The back of the house, in a neighborhood near the intersection of Thomas Road and Scotland Avenue, was engulfed in flames when firefighters... more »
  • Ohio River ended teens' suspected crime spree

    June 7, 2015 6:52 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio- The wide Ohio River is what ended the flight of a teenage couple authorities believe engaged in a crime spree that crossed into three states. A report released Sunday by the West Virginia State Police says the 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl jumped into the river in Tyler... more »
  • Man identified as Baton Rouge pastor booked on rape charges

    June 5, 2015 9:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man, identified as a pastor in a police report, was booked into jail Friday on aggravated rape charges. Police wrote in an arrest report, Darrell Ranel had sex with an 11-year-old at least twice in 2014. The victim, who is now 12, told a hospital... more »
  • Deputies arrest accused marina crook

    June 5, 2015 12:19 AM

    NEW ROADS - Sheriff's deputies booked a man into jail on burglary charges Thursday. John Thomas Jones is charged with three counts related to thefts in the parking lot of a bar and marina over Memorial Day weekend. Bond was set at $45,000 for the thefts, which included cookies.... more »
  • Former LSU, Southern FB player convicted in murder-for-hire

    June 4, 2015 10:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says former LSU and Southern University football player Nemessis Bates has been convicted of hiring hit men to kill a friend who had stolen from him. Polite says federal jurors convicted the 36-year-old Kenner man Thursday of soliciting a crime of violence, use... more »
  • Two accused in long-running receipts racket

    June 4, 2015 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested two people Wednesday after investigators said they were involved in a long-running theft operation in East Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies say that April Parker, 38 and Kevin Warren, 49, used discarded or lost receipts to steal and return items to local retailers. An... more »
  • Sex offender caught in Texas for child porn charges

    June 3, 2015 12:14 PM

    HUNTSVILLE - A convicted Alabama sex offender wanted on federal arrest for receiving child pornography was arrested Tuesday in Cameron County, Texas according to federal investigators. Matthew C. Harbin of Arab, Alabama was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations. Harbin was living under... more »
  • Guilty plea as swamp slaying trial set to begin check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 2, 2015 11:43 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The man accused in a gruesome swamp slaying pleaded guilty to the charges against him just before his trial was set to begin Wednesday. Detrell Scott pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges for shooting Kye Boudreaux, who was found dead in May 2014 at his Iberville Parish... more »
  • Lawmakers agree to change terms for sexual assault crimes

    June 2, 2015 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana will change the terms used to describe sexual assault crimes, if Gov. Bobby Jindal agrees to a proposal headed to his desk. Authorities currently use "simple rape," ''forcible rape" and "aggravated rape" to describe the varying degrees of sexual assault charges. Under the bill by Rep.... more »
  • Woman accused of extorting married man with sex tape

    June 2, 2015 5:09 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A Denham Springs woman is accused of extorting $45,000 from a married man over the past two years, threatening on many occasions to release a sex tape of their affair. Authorities arrested Emilie Blythe Hill Monday afternoon, the second time in several weeks she has been jailed. An... more »
  • Man wanted after stuffing dirt bike into tiny car

    June 1, 2015 11:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies are searching for a brave crook who stole a dirt bike from the back of a pick up in a business parking lot recently. The theft happened at Friendly Yamaha Honda. The business posted the crime on Facebook and alerted sheriff's deputies, who said... more »
  • LSU's Jevonte Domond arrested, indefinitely suspended

    May 26, 2015 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jevonte Domond, an offensive tackle for the LSU Tigers, is in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison without a bond following a Memorial Day arrest for felony domestic abuse battery. Domond, who saw little playing time last season, was arrested after his fiancé told detectives he... more »

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