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  • East Baton Rouge Parish sets Dec. 5 amnesty day

    November 10, 2015 4:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Anyone with outstanding misdemeanor warrants and traffic tickets in East Baton Rouge Parish can settle their affairs with the courts during an amnesty day scheduled Saturday, Dec. 5. Judges and law enforcement will gather at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center on Gus Young Avenue. District... more »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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