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  • Baton Rouge nightclub under federal and state investigation Play Video

    May 24, 2018 11:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Revolution Latin Club off Florida Boulevard and Airline Highway is under criminal investigation involving federal, state and local agencies, said a city prosecutor Thursday night. The revelation came at an East Baton Rouge Alcohol Beverage Control Board meeting where the members revoked the club's liquor permit.... more »
  • Firearms dealers say Feds stopped them from selling guns to Christmas shoppers Play Video

    December 19, 2017 12:21 AM

    PORT ALLEN- This past weekend was supposed to be one of the most profitable for Scott Roe, the owner of Spillway Sportsman off Highway 1. "Firearms sales are a huge push this time of year," Roe said. However, many of his Christmas shoppers left empty-handed because Roe could... more »
  • Five arrested in string of Gonzales burglaries

    October 31, 2017 2:52 PM

    GONZALES - Police have made five arrests in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries that plagued parts of Ascension Parish throughout mid-October. According to the Gonzales Police Department, officers responded to a burglary in progress off of Cornerview Road on Oct. 23. There, police found 23-year-old LeeRoy Hernandez,... more »
  • Fugitive arrested in Ascension Parish after taunting sheriff's office on Facebook

    October 2, 2017 3:26 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - A man wanted for skipping on child support payments was tracked down in Ascension Parish after he tried to taunt law enforcement on social media. On Monday, the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of James Turner, a fugitive wanted on an outstanding bench warrant... more »
  • BRPD seeking suspect in double shooting on Gus Young Avenue

    August 29, 2017 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have released photos of a person suspected of a double shooting on Gus Young Avenue in early August. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the suspect is accused of shooting and injuring a man and woman in the 4800 block of Gus Young on... more »
  • WANTED: Pair suspected of burglarizing vehicle with child in tow

    August 9, 2017 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are seeking two suspects accused of burglarizing a vehicle in the parking lot of the Our Lady of the Lake Emergency Room. According to the sheriff's office, the two were seen on surveillance video as they burglarized the... more »
  • Two arrested for stealing equipment from multiple construction sites in Ascension Parish

    August 1, 2017 2:11 PM

    GONZALES - Police have arrested two men in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of construction equipment at job sites in Gonzales. According to the Gonzales Police Department, equipment was first reported stolen from a construction site located at LA 44 and West Edenborne parkway on... more »
  • BRPD: Police confront man with stolen firearm in Marriott Hotel parking lot

    July 23, 2017 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Sunday after he allegedly threatened a victim with a firearm and tried to resist officers. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, officers responded to the 2300 block of Brightside Drive around 1 a.m. after receiving a report of a man threatening... more »
  • Contractor facing new charges for allegedly scamming tornado victims

    July 19, 2017 8:18 PM

    ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - Incarcerated contractor Matthew Morris is facing more charges in yet another parish Wednesday. According to the St. Jon the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, the owner of Complete Construction Contractors LLC now faces new charges of contractor fraud. The sheriff's office says Morris is... more »
  • EBRSO: Woman wanted for charging more than $800 to stolen credit card

    July 10, 2017 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies are seeking a woman accused of spending more than $800 with the use of a stolen credit card. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the woman used the stolen card to buy $812 in Visa gift cards and then made purchases at several... more »
  • Bystanders apprehend suspected car thief after hit-and-run on Airline Highway

    June 6, 2017 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a suspected car thief was apprehended by bystanders after a hit-and-run crash on Airline Highway Tuesday morning. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 47-year-old Jimmie Dunigan was traveling northbound in the 10000 block of Airline Highway around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. Police say... more »
  • Man arrested for striking girlfriend, infant daughter after dispute at Walmart

    June 3, 2017 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baker man was arrested Friday after he allegedly struck his girlfriend and infant daughter during a trip to Walmart. According to the Baker Police Department, officers were called to Plank Road around 8:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a possible domestic situation at a nearby... more »
  • Sheriff's office seeking person of interest in Ascension Parish burglaries Play Video

    June 3, 2017 3:41 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is actively seeking a person of interest in connection to several burglaries in the area. According to the sheriff's office, it is seeking a person who was captured on surveillance video while searching through a resident's carport on Shadow Creek Avenue. Deputies... more »
  • Louisiana House backs criminal justice overhaul proposals

    May 30, 2017 10:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Key pieces of Louisiana's planned criminal justice overhaul have passed the House, five days after they were unexpectedly shelved amid a wider political feud. House lawmakers approved five bills Tuesday that are part of Gov. John Bel Edwards' push to decrease Louisiana's highest-in-the-nation incarceration rate and... more »
  • Police fatally shoot burglar after North Carolina woman calls 911 from closet

    May 28, 2017 8:05 PM

    CARY, N.C. - A woman who couldn't sleep told a 911 operator she saw a man sneak through the garage door of a North Carolina home. Minutes later, he was shot and killed by police. Cary officials released the 911 call from the home in the Raleigh suburb. Two women... more »
  • Tennessee man gets $14M bond after daring judge to raise his bond

    May 20, 2017 3:27 PM

    CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. - A judge reportedly gave a Tennessee man a $14 million bond after he continuously tried the judge's patience. According to a report from WHAS , 33-year-old Charles Nichols was standing before Judge Phillip Maxie on Thursday for sex-related charges involving a minor. Sources say... more »
  • Police: Man kills, decapitates mom on Mother's day

    May 16, 2017 9:40 PM

    ESTACADA, Ore. - A weeping father spoke in shock as he described his son who is accused of decapitating his mother on Mother's Day and bringing her head to a grocery store in rural Oregon. David Webb told The Associated Press that he "never foresaw a problem" before bursting into... more »
  • Change-of-plea hearing set in deadly 2013 offshore fire

    April 10, 2017 9:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal criminal charges filed against an energy company over a deadly 2012 offshore oil platform fire may be headed for a resolution. Three Filipino workers died in the Nov. 16, 2012, fire on the platform operated by Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations. Black Elk has pleaded not... more »
  • Criminal justice overhaul aims to cut La. prison population

    March 16, 2017 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's debate over how to rework its criminal justice system is heading to state lawmakers. A study group Thursday approved its package of recommendations for a sweeping rewrite of Louisiana's criminal sentencing laws and its approach to prisoner rehabilitation. The effort aims to lessen Louisiana's highest-in-the-nation incarceration... more »
  • New Orleans' criminal court house closing for lead abatement

    February 26, 2017 12:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' criminal courthouse will be closed until March 6 as crews remove dangerous lead-based paint from the building's first floor. Judicial Administrator Robert Kazik told NOLA.com /The Times-Picayune the building was scheduled to be closed Monday through Wednesday for the Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday holidays.... more »
  • Mississippi 'Back the Badge' bill passes House after emotional debate

    February 8, 2017 10:04 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi House has voted to triple the penalties for committing violence against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency responders. The 85-31 vote came Wednesday only after several black representatives talked about how they or their loved ones had been racially profiled or treated harshly by the... more »
  • Report: rat causes power outage, closes Orleans criminal court

    January 18, 2017 3:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An Entergy spokesperson says a rodent caused a power outage at the Orleans Parish criminal court, forcing the court to close Wednesday. According to a WWLTV report , a rat or rodent made contact with an arrester, a piece of equipment that protects the building against... more »
  • US, Cuban Interior Ministry sign law-enforcement deal

    January 16, 2017 7:52 PM

    HAVANA - The Obama administration and Cuba's Interior Ministry have agreed to share information on international criminal activity such as terrorism, human trafficking and money laundering despite Republican objections to U.S. law-enforcement cooperation with President Raul Castro's government. The State Department signed the memorandum of understanding Monday with the Cuban... more »
  • Michigan AG: More charges filed in Flint water probe

    December 20, 2016 10:13 AM

    FLINT - More charges have been filed by Michigan's attorney general in the investigation into the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan, including against two former state-appointed emergency managers. Attorney General Bill Schuette on Tuesday charged former emergency managers Darnell Earley and Gerald Ambrose with multiple 20-year felonies for their... more »
  • Mexico: 14 gunmen killed in gunbattle with patrol of marines

    December 5, 2016 10:56 PM

    VERACRUZ, Mexico - Police in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz say 14 criminal suspects have been killed in a gunbattle with a patrol of Mexican marines. A statement from the state police Coordination Group says the shootout began when gunmen attacked a police patrol car in the township of... more »
  • Former State Veterans Affairs head accused of cronyism and lying about military service Play Video

    February 1, 2016 7:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state audit published early Monday morning paints a damning portrait of a former Jindal appointee. David LaCerte, the former head of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, is accused of several shady activities ranging from cronyism to cover-ups. LaCerte had worked for LDVA since 2010, first... more »
  • Some, not all, convictions dumped in La. film credit case

    December 9, 2015 6:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Some, but not all, of the criminal convictions against two men accused of bilking Louisiana's movie production tax credit program have been thrown out by a federal judge. But that same judge refused Wednesday to grant a new trial on the remaining convictions against New Orleans lawyer... more »
  • In Newark, Obama to call for breaking cycle of incarceration

    November 2, 2015 5:13 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - President Barack Obama is announcing new rules that will prevent federal agencies from quickly screening out job applicants just because they have criminal records. Obama says too many employers dismiss applicants because they've checked a box stating they have a criminal history. Obama says employers should "give... more »
  • Justice Dept. says no criminal charges for ex-IRS official

    October 23, 2015 3:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is declining to bring charges against Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of a political controversy over the processing of applications for tax-exempt status. Federal prosecutors announced their decision Friday in a letter to members of Congress. A firestorm erupted more than... more »
  • Rep. Barrow wants criminal penalties for unlicensed day cares Play Video

    August 21, 2015 7:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Representative Regina Barrow (D-Baton Rouge) is spearheading a movement to create criminal penalties for operating a day care without a license. She brought the issue up today at the state's Early Childhood Care and Education Advisory Council. Barrow wants a committee formed to research the issue. Currently... more »
  • 2 Texas women killed in Baton Rouge had criminal history

    June 21, 2015 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two women found dead in quiet Baton Rouge neighborhood both had criminal histories. The 23-year-olds Brandy Gilbert and Corrine Rayford were shot to death and discovered in a car on Boone Drive near Kenileworth parkway. Both women are from the Dallas area. Gilbert had been previously... more »
  • Shampine spending another weekend on the lam

    October 17, 2014 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A wanted man will enter his second weekend on the run Saturday and has managed to spend the last week without being noticed. Dennis Shampine has been running from authorities since the second week of October. He has not been seen since Friday, October 10 when a... more »
  • Texas Gov. Perry assembles high-powered legal team

    August 19, 2014 2:43 AM

    AUSTIN, TX - Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry is fighting a criminal indictment with a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases. But as the potential 2016 presidential candidate plans trips to Washington and New Hampshire this week to continue courting GOP voters, it's unclear how much... more »

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