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  • 1 dead in Baton Rouge shooting Play Video

    May 11, 2015 8:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities are investigating a homicide that took place early Monday morning in Baton Rouge. A young man was found shot in the head around 4 a.m. in the middle of E. Grant Street at Tennessee Street. At this time the victim's identity is still unknown. "We... more »
  • Caddo Parish DA passes away at LSU hotel

    April 22, 2015 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said a visiting district attorney from Caddo Parish passed away Wednesday morning while staying at the Lod Cook Hotel on LSU's campus. LSU Police responded to the hotel around 8:15 a.m. and said Charles Rex Scott, 67, from Shreveport had died. Police said there... more »
  • Extra troopers to remain in NOLA through 2015 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 12, 2015 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State troopers are headed back to New Orleans to help police handle crime, a move Baton Rouge city leaders say will cost them nearly a million dollars. Starting today 60 troopers will head to the Big Easy, where they will stay for the rest of the... more »
  • Church members spark discussion about how to handle police

    February 21, 2015 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some church leaders are hoping to educate their community on how to handle law enforcement confrontation. Local church members and District Attorney officials met at the Second Baptist church on North Acadian Thruway on Saturday hoping to educate people on the "right way" to handle cops from... more »
  • $350 million bond could fund new DA office check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 8, 2014 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The mayor's pending proposal for a $350 million bond initiative would likely fund several aspects of public safety, including a new District Attorney's office. Currently the DA occupies a couple floors in the city's Governmental Building as well as an office near the courthouse and offices near... more »
  • Gonzales man arrested for deadly threats to public officials

    September 19, 2014 9:38 PM

    ASCENSION - Deputies arrested a Gonzales man Friday for allegedly threatening to kill a local judge and a district attorney. Officials arrested Paul Cleveland, 71, at his home on Cornerview Road after allegedly making threats to the judge and the district attorney working his case for his previous DWI... more »
  • Prosecutor claims DA knew about sex offender's deal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 17, 2014 5:34 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The lead prosecutor on a case involving a man accused of having sex with four juveniles, says District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla was well aware of the deal that was reached. This week the WBRZ Investigative Unit discovered sex offender Johnny Brown was only sentenced to three... more »
  • Sex offender's release concerns abuse advocates check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 15, 2014 4:50 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The upcoming release of a man who was convicted of having sex with four juveniles is alarming advocates who represent sex abuse victims. Two of the victims were 13 years old. In the sleepy town of St. Francisville, advocates for sexual abuse victims want residents there... more »
  • Exchange guns for gas, no questions asked check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 22, 2014 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can help East Baton Rouge Parish empty guns from the street while filling up your gas tank. At "Gas for Guns", you can exchange your firearms for gas credits with no questions asked. It's part of the BRAVE Program's efforts to make the city safer.... more »
  • Family wants driver who killed their kids charged check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 21, 2014 4:37 PM

    GEISMAR- The family of two children killed in a crash on Bluff Road two months ago wants the driver who caused the wreck charged. The Lanus family said their faith has been getting them through the hard times. Now, they want justice for their children. Daylon and Sarai Lanus... more »
  • Bribery scandal an issue in Lafayette election

    April 4, 2014 10:40 AM

    LAFAYETTE - In a letter mailed to residents, the District Attorney for Lafayette, Vermilion and Acadia parishes apologizes for the involvement of three of his employees in a bribery scheme. The Lafayette Advertiser reports that the scheme was exposed in 2012. It centered on a process called "immediate 894." The... more »
  • Multiple agencies investigating Port Allen voter fraud

    March 28, 2014 10:36 PM

    PORT ALLEN - An investigation involving voter fraud in Port Allen has roped in the District Attorney's Office, the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and the Secretary of State's Office. The Sheriff's Office told News Two, hundreds of people faxed a request to vote for Port Allen mayor... more »
  • Grand jury could see weekend shooting

    November 11, 2013 12:00 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The district attorney in Lafayette will decide if the case of a shooter of a kidnapping suspect will go to a grand jury. Twenty-nine-year-old Scott Thomas of Leonville was shot Friday at a vacant house where kidnap victim Bethany Arceneaux was rescued. Arceneaux had been stabbed multiple... more »
  • Man gets prison for threatening district attorney

    June 29, 2013 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A Baker man has been sentenced to two years in prison for threatening East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III during a rapper's murder trial last year. The Advocate reports that 22-year-old Dedrick Deandre Green didn't say anything before state District Judge Richard Anderson... more »
  • Elderly prisoner in murder-for-hire plot

    April 15, 2013 7:22 PM

    CONROE, TEXAS- An 84-year-old woman in jail on theft charges is now accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill a prosecutor and maim his boss and to make it look like a copy-cat killing. Authorities say Dorothy Canfield sought to have the Montgomery County D-A hurt and... more »
  • Texas prosecutor's slaying rattles colleagues

    February 1, 2013 2:56 AM

    KAUFMAN, Texas - Some prosecutors say the fatal shooting of a Dallas-area prosecutor is disturbing for all those trying to protect the public from criminals and their misdeeds. That's after a masked gunman confronted Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse of Kaufman County in a parking lot and shot him multiple... more »
  • Child death under review in Baton Rouge

    January 29, 2013 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office is reassessing its case against Shelna Matamoros in the 2006 asphyxiation death of her 2-year-old stepdaughter now that Cedric Matamoros Sr. - her husband and the child's father - has died. The Advocate reports a grand jury charged both... more »
  • NTSB recommends ignition locks for all DWI offenders check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 11, 2012 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The National Transportation Safety Board recommends all states require ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers, including first time offenders. In the last three years, over 1,500 first time offenders in East Baton Rouge have been stopped for drunk driving. The offense is an automatic misdemeanor,... more »
  • EBR District Attorney talks about Gas for Guns program check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 17, 2011 12:42 PM

    East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore spoke with John Pastorek Thursday morning about the governor's child protection order, the Gas for Guns program, and how communities can resolve conflicts peacefully. more »
  • Mayor presents comfortable budget for 2012

    November 4, 2011 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mayor-President Kip Holden gave council his proposed spending plan for 2012 Friday morning. The general fund is up almost two-percent over last year, and nearly every department got a boost because of it. The general fund is the largest part of the budget and covers most city-parish... more »
  • NO police sergeant indicted in K-9's death

    October 7, 2011 4:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A year after District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office dropped charges against a New Orleans police officer in the death of a police dog, an Orleans Parish grand jury has indicted Sgt. Randy Lewis. The Times-Picayune reports the panel Thursday indicted Lewis on one count of malfeasance... more »
  • Jefferson to testify before grand jury next week

    September 21, 2011 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The attorney for suspended LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson said his client will testify before a grand jury next week about a bar fight that led to his and another player's arrest. Jurors gathered today to hear testimony and evidence in the fight outside a bar south... more »
  • Grand jury to get witness statements in fight case, no DNA tests

    September 19, 2011 10:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- District Attorney Hillar Moore says when he takes the second-degree battery case involving LSU football players Jordan Jefferson and Josh Johns to a grand jury this week, he'll be bringing witness statements, but won't have DNA results. Moore says the tests done on both players shoes, following... more »
  • DA, new attorneys waiting to move fight case forward

    August 26, 2011 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- From police, the case involving LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Josh Johns moves to the District Attorney. Now, the waiting starts. District Attorney Hillar More says reactions from the community are heavy on his mind as the file comes his way. "Some have already convicted... more »
  • No charges against Ascension Parish Planning Commissioners

    August 4, 2011 5:47 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish District Attorney Ricky Babin says there will be no charges filed against two members of the Parish Planning Commission accused of abusing their positions. Houmas House Plantation owner Kevin Kelly says commissioners Daniel Saterlee and Milton Clouatre, Jr., asked him to back a parish zoning... more »
  • Police, DA prosecute parents of juvenile criminals

    June 16, 2011 7:11 PM

    BATONR ROUGE - Now that kids are out of school, law enforcement agencies wants to make sure they stay out of trouble. If not, their parents could end up in trouble with them. Rickey Jones, 18, says he's the leader of a Baton Rouge gang called the "City Boyz".... more »
  • Security for DA's office increased during threat investigation

    June 15, 2011 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Security is increasing for people involved in the high-profile Lil' Boosie case. It's because of threats made against the District Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge. Investigators have not found credible concerns, but they are not taking chances. The rapper, Lil' Boosie, or Torrence Hatch, is in... more »
  • LSP still investigating threats against EBR DA's office

    June 15, 2011 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A State Police spokesperson said the investigation into threats made against District Attorney Hillar Moore's office is still ongoing, and that it led to more charges against Baton Rouge rapper Torrance Hatch, also known as "Li'l Boosie". Lt. Doug Cain said Hatch was arrested May 26... more »
  • Woman receives 40 years in deaths of 2 neighbors

    May 24, 2011 12:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A Baton Rouge woman who claimed to have discovered the bodies of two neighbors in their mobile home in 2007 has been sentenced in their stabbing deaths. Linda Sharee Jones, who was scheduled to stand trial Monday on two counts of second-degree murder, pleaded guilty... more »
  • Former BR councilman cannot be criminally charged for mayoral race flier

    March 28, 2011 9:23 PM

    District Attorney Hillar Moore says no charges can be filed against a former Baton Rouge Metro Councilman who paid for a flier attacking Mayor Kip Holden during the 2008 mayor's race. The ad was mailed to thousands and showed the mayor beaten up and also accused him of having... more »
  • DA rejects complaint against school board member

    February 18, 2011 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - District attorneys have rejected a complaint that a school board member in East Baton Rouge Parish did not fully move back into the area he represents after its boundaries were redrawn. Hillar Moore's office released an eight-page report today that said Al Walker, the person who... more »
  • Former EBR councilman possibly behind 2008 mayoral campaign flyer

    November 19, 2010 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A political consultant is clear of accusations he paid for a slur-campaign against the mayor of Baton Rouge. The State Board of Ethics dismissed campaign-finance violations against Scott Wilfong. But former City Councilman Darrell Glasper could face criminal charges because of fliers in the 2008 mayoral campaign... more »
  • Former assistant DA in Lafayette pleads guilty

    November 11, 2010 5:39 AM

    LAFAYETTE - A former Lafayette Parish assistant district attorney has pleaded guilty to not paying about $85,000 in taxes. Joseph Floyd Johnson was accused of not filing a federal income tax return in 2003 and hiding his income and assets. Johnson also did not file federal taxes for the years... more »
  • Metro Council starts grilling departments on budget

    November 10, 2010 10:39 PM

    The Baton Rouge Metro Council had its hands full Wednesday afternoon, pouring over next year's budget. A handful of city-parish departments started the budget hearing process detailing their proposed spending for 2011. Libraries and Police justified the increases they're getting. Police Chief Jeff LeDuff made the presentation for... more »
  • Demond Cook sentenced to life in prison

    November 2, 2010 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Demond Cook, the convicted felon who escaped custody and was re-captured after a 12-hour manhunt on Oct. 19, was given a life sentence today in Baton Rouge district court. The District Attorney's Office said Cook stipulated to prosecutor's argument that he was an habitual offender, and... more »
  • City leaders join forces to fight crime in BR

    October 7, 2010 6:37 PM

    The police chief, mayor, sheriff, State Police superintendent and district attorney joined forces today to crack down on crime. Agencies said they’ve worked together in the past but promise a new level of support now. News 2’s Mike Steele got answers on what leaders hope to do. more »
  • BP suit stays in federal court

    October 6, 2010 3:03 PM

    A lawsuit that several Louisiana district attorneys filed against BP PLC over the Gulf oil spill is staying in federal court. The district attorneys for Terrebonne, St. Tammany and St. Mary parishes wanted their lawsuit transferred to state court, but U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier rejected that request Wednesday. Barbier... more »
  • Lafayette Parish assistant DA resigns amid probe

    July 16, 2010 7:36 AM

    Lafayette Parish District Attorney Michael Harson says one of his assistants has resigned amid a federal probe. Joseph Floyd Johnson faces tax evasion charges. According to prosecutors, Johnson failed to file income tax returns from 2003 to 2008. Johnson, who has worked for the Lafayette Parish District Attorney's Office since... more »
  • EBR school board helps truancy program

    July 1, 2010 9:40 PM

    School leaders in Baton Rouge got a call to help in a program aimed at truants. "This is a call to arms for everybody in the city, but particularly those that are elected and/or appointed. We have to be on the forefront before we can ask someone else to... more »
  • Salute 2 Hometown Heroes: Hillar Moore

    June 25, 2010 6:01 PM

    One veteran has a familiar name, thanks to his son, the District Attorney for East Baton Rouge Parish. Hillar Moore hasn’t always followed the rules though. News 2’s Rob Krieger got answers on why a little fib sent the marine and hometown hero to the front lines during World War... more »
  • EBR DA says joint investigation until body identified

    June 9, 2010 5:18 PM

    Update: News 2's Kristy Davis spoke to East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore. He said that he has been out to St. Gabriel to look at the body. Moore said it's a joint investigation between Baton Rouge and St. Gabriel authorities until the body is identified. The... more »
  • Target of racially-charged e-mail fighting for stiffer penalties

    May 24, 2010 4:57 PM

    The target of a racially-charged e-mail believes the suspect in her case will get a slap on the wrist. Tonight, she's fighting for stiffer penalties. Kathe Hambrick Jackson founded the River Road African American Museum in Donaldsonville. During Black History Month this year, she received an e-mail filled with... more »
  • Budget cuts threaten anti-truancy program

    April 20, 2010 7:42 AM

    District Attorney Hillar Moore says state budget cuts are threatening an anti-truancy program in Baton Rouge. Moore says the yearlong effort between his office and the East Baton Rouge Parish school system appears to be working. The campaign includes automated phone calls with Moore's voice to families with children not... more »
  • DA's office looking into multiple murders over weekend

    March 29, 2010 10:06 AM

    The East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office is looking into the three murders that happened over the weekend. The first happened in the 400 block of Woodpecker Street around 8pm Saturday night. The second happened in the 3400 block of Evangeline Street two hours later. The third... more »
  • DA's office talks about guns in schools

    March 25, 2010 1:41 PM

    Tonight at 6pm on News 2, we talk with District Attorney Hillar Moore about the reaction from parents to recent cases involving guns in our schools, and what can be done to hold other parents accountable. DA Moore tells me while there are no laws on the books that... more »
  • LAPD apology to Kennedy son

    March 4, 2010 8:28 PM

    The police chief of Los Angeles and the district attorney apologized to the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy over an exhibit of evidence of famous crimes that's on display in Las Vegas. The exhibit was supposed to include the suit worn by the senator the night he was... more »
  • MADD concerned over possible loss of witness testimony

    March 3, 2010 4:52 PM

    Mothers Against Drunk Driving is concerned over the possible loss of witness testimony surrounding a drunk driving case in Pointe Coupee Parish. The case involves 23-year-old Victoria Gosserand. Investigators say she was drunk when she smashed into another car that killed Terri Parker. The crash also badly injured the... more »
  • Recusal motion still pending in New Roads

    March 2, 2010 12:39 PM

    A motion to have the District Attorney's Office in Pointe Coupee Parish recused from an accused drunk driving case is still up in the air. A judge was supposed to take up the motion Tuesday, but according to defense attorneys he wasn't ready to rule on it. The... more »
  • Man sentenced to 309 years for identity theft and other charges

    February 17, 2010 1:25 PM

    Robert Thompson, of Zachary, La., was sentenced to 309 years in prison by a U.S. District Court Judge. Thompson is the leader of a massive identity theft and bribery scheme. He received the longest sentence of any white collar offender in the history of the Middle District of La. ... more »
  • District attorney to remain on drunk driving case

    January 21, 2010 4:13 PM

    The district attorney for Pointe Coupee Parish will not recuse himself from a drunk driving case despite knowing the suspect's family well. Terri Parker's family filed a formal request last week to have Ricky Ward removed from the case. They are afraid preferential treatment will be given to the accused... more »
  • District attorney to remain on drunk driving case

    January 21, 2010 10:48 AM

    The district attorney for Pointe Coupee Parish will not recuse himself from a drunk driving case despite knowing the suspect's family well. Terri Parker's family filed a formal request last week to have Ricky Ward removed from the case. Parker died last month after investigators say a car she was... more »
  • Victim's family asks District Attorney to recuse himself

    January 12, 2010 3:48 PM

    The family of a woman killed by an accused drunk driver in New Roads last month filed a formal request asking District Attorney Ricky Ward to recuse his office from the case. 23-year-old Terri Parker was killed in a car crash just before Christmas Eve. Investigators say 23-year-old Victoria... more »
  • Three indicted for shooting of Hammond couple

    September 11, 2009 3:40 PM

    Three men were indicted today for the shooting of a Hammond couple that happened last month. Benny Deshan Flowers, 25, of LaPlace, Ronald Dean Bandy, Jr., 24, of Hammond, and Jarris Darnell Monroe, 23, of Metairie were indicted for first degree murder by a grand jury in Tangipahoa Parish.... more »

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