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  • Early voting begins Saturday

    April 18, 2014 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Early voting begins Saturday for the May 3rd elections in Louisiana, continuing through April 26. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says 35 parishes are holding elections May 3. In East Baton Rouge, Central voters will choose between Jason Ellis and Ralph Washington in a runoff... more »
  • Students arrested for Instagram school threats

    April 17, 2014 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the School Drug Task Force arrested two students in East Baton Rouge Parish after they said the pair posted threats against their school on the social media network Instagram. An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokesperson said the Westdale Middle School students made threats... more »
  • Career Academy closing, parent meeting tonight

    April 16, 2014 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Administrators for the Career Academy Charter High School in Baton Rouge announced they would close at the end of May because they had to move facilities and there were no buildings to house their 243 students. A spokesperson for the charter school said the EBR Parish... more »
  • St. George incorporation could need parish-wide vote Play Video

    April 14, 2014 10:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. George Incorporation leaders are 'confident to be on November ballot' but that ballot might include votes from the entire parish. State Representative Ted James filed HB 1212, which if passed, would change the state constitution and the more than 100-year-old Lawrason Act. "This effort... more »
  • Education tips from former college stars Play Video

    April 2, 2014 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two former college football stars are visiting East Baton Rouge Parish schools to give students a pep talk about education. Former USC Trojan Keith Davis and Florida State Seminole Clarence Lee stopped by Merrydale Elementary, Ryan Elementary and Glen Oaks Park Elementary to give students advice... more »
  • Government Street redesign unveiled Play Video

    March 19, 2014 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish officials revealed plans Wednesday to redesign Government Street in Baton Rouge from a four-lane road to a two-lane highway with a dedicated turning lane and bicycle lanes. Mayor Kip Holden said the multi-million dollar project, which stretches from I-110 to Lobdell Avenue, will be covered... more »
  • Burglary patrol to randomly inspect vehicles

    March 18, 2014 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies announced plans Tuesday to start randomly checking vehicles in East Baton Rouge Parish to see how easily burglars could break into them. Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said deputies would check for unlocked doors, open or cracked windows, valuables in plain sight and other things that... more »
  • Holden talks Lt. Gov run to students

    March 14, 2014 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden brought up his interest in the lieutenant governor's office again Friday while reading to fourth-grade students in Baton Rouge. Holden was asked by students at The Dunham School about his career plans, and said once he was finished with his term as mayor... more »
  • School bus tickets dismissed because of conflicting law Play Video

    March 13, 2014 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Conflicting state and local laws may have busted a camera program that busts drivers who speed through a school bus stop where a bus has activated its flashing lights, warning students are around. The cameras are mounted on the sides of school buses In East Baton... more »
  • Two sought in rash of vehicle burglaries Play Video

    March 5, 2014 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives released pictures Wednesday of two women investigators are seeking in connection with a string of recent vehicle break-ins in East Baton Rouge Parish. Sheriff's deputies said the women tried to cash a stolen check made out for $1,800 on Feb. 18 at a bank on... more »
  • EBRSO: Woman sought after using stolen card

    March 5, 2014 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help identifying a woman seen using a stolen bank card on Jan. 1. Detectives said card was reported stolen from a Baton Rouge restaurant, and was used to make several purchases at other businesses in the city. Deputies then... more »
  • EBRSO: Man found with meth material

    February 18, 2014 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he was caught with the material to cook meth. Deputies arrested Polo Mouton, 31, after they said he admitted to cooking meth during a traffic stop. Detectives said they'd received a tip about someone cooking... more »
  • Mother arrested in truancy case

    February 18, 2014 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a Baton Rouge mom after they said she refused repeated attempts to help her get her kids back in school. According to jail records, Baton Rouge Police arrested Kenyetta Criss after she refused to appear for an appointment with truancy officers. Investigators said if... more »
  • Driver killed after hitting pole

    February 18, 2014 7:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a man killed in a wreck this morning in East Baton Rouge was driving at a high rate of speed before the crash. Investigators said Brian Richoux, 20, was driving north on Millerville Road when he hit a signal light pole at the... more »
  • Mom of truant kids skips truancy meeting Play Video

    February 13, 2014 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman in trouble with the law for the truancy of her kids defied authorities again Thursday. Kenyetta Criss is wanted for allowing her kids to miss a combined 137 days of school. She was suppose to meet with East Baton Rouge truancy administrators but... more »
  • EBRSO: Man used fake credit cards at toy store

    February 13, 2014 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help finding a man who used counterfeit credit cards at a toy store in East Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies said the man used the cards on Jan. 8 to buy car seats, an iPad and an Xbox One video game... more »
  • Woman sought after using card reported stolen

    February 13, 2014 1:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos Thursday of a woman they said bought gift cards with a stolen credit card back in December. Detectives said the woman was seen using the card at the Mall of Louisiana on Dec. 15 around 5:30 p.m., and bought $800 worth of... more »
  • People say council member is dodging requests Play Video

    February 10, 2014 9:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some residents in East Baton Rouge claim their council member is not answering questions about a buyout of dozens of homes. "I've tried to contact her at least 15 or 20 times," Greg Mitchell said. He's been trying to reach Chauna Banks-Daniels, who represents his area.... more »
  • Heavy rain affects traffic, outages reported

    February 4, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Heavy downpours moving through East Baton Rouge Parish are affecting some people's drive home, and knocked out power to thousands. The Department of Transportation and Development said at 5:40 p.m. that high water was blocking the right and center lanes of I-110 South at Capitol Access.... more »
  • Schooled: drivers surprised they've been breaking the law Play Video

    January 30, 2014 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of drivers are putting your kids in danger, according to state law. For about a year, video recording devices have busted more than 3,500 people running the stop arm on side of East Baton Rouge school buses. The sheriff's office reviews the evidence and... more »
  • BREC offers day camp for closed EBR schools

    January 23, 2014 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BREC officials said they would offer a one-day winter camp for kids who are out of school Friday in Baker, Central, and Zachary. The following BREC facilities will hold the day camp from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at a cost of $10 per child. Kids... more »
  • EBR District Attorney Hillar Moore with latest on home invader Play Video

    January 23, 2014 9:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Distict Attorney Hillar Moore stopped by 2une In Thursday with the latest on the Vorris Mouton case. A hearing is expected to possibly increase bond for the man accused of two of the recent home invasions in Baton Rouge. His bond is set at... more »
  • Cheating allegations raise concerns for BESE Play Video

    January 14, 2014 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A BESE representative is upset after what they said was lack of communication over allegations of cheating at East Baton Rouge Schools. Lottie Beebe says she was highly disturbed to find out the East Baton Rouge School System is being investigated for allegations of cheating on... more »
  • Sources: Cheating scandal rocks EBR schools Play Video

    January 8, 2014 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ confirmed Wednesday afternoon that state education officials are investigating allegations of cheating within the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Sources told WBRZ News 2 Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto that the Department of Education has learned "there may be discrepancies in academic records." WBRZ... more »
  • Curbside Christmas tree collection starts Monday

    January 3, 2014 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Curbside Christmas tree collection starts Monday in East Baton Rouge Parish, except in Baker and Zachary. Trees placed on the curb will be picked up through January 18. They will be collected on normal trash pick up days by separate rear loaders or brush trucks. ... more »
  • Two arrested, one sought after interrupted theft

    December 30, 2013 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they caught two teens who tried to rob an East Baton Rouge home Monday, and are looking for a third believed to be involved. Deputies arrested Khamal Ross, 18, and a 14-year-old male during a search near the scene of the crime. ... more »
  • Prisons work to give kids a Merry Christmas

    December 20, 2013 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Inmates at East Baton Rouge Prison earn time with their families for Christmas. Almost 30 inmates celebrated the holiday with their families at the Christmas Toy Give-a-way. Male and female inmates who graduated from programs like Second Chance 2 Recover, Reality Behind Bars, and Communities Committed... more »
  • One dead, one injured in EBR shooting Play Video

    December 11, 2013 7:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they're continuing to investigate a deadly shooting that happened early Wednesday morning in East Baton Rouge Parish. A department spokesperson said one person died and another person was injured in the shooting, which happened around 5 a.m. at 9143 Ridge Pecan Drive. ... more »
  • EBR fire district's rating drastically improves Play Video

    December 7, 2013 7:19 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - A struggling fire district in East Baton Rouge is changing its reputation. In 2012, the Alsen St. Irma Lee fire district earned an ISO ten rating, the worst rating possible (one is the best). The change in ratings came with a switch up to the administration.... more »
  • Grand jury indicts 3 in drug deal slaying

    December 5, 2013 6:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An East Baton Rouge grand jury has indicted three men in the Aug. 2 slaying of a Baton Rouge man during a drug deal. District Attorney Hillar Moore III says Julius Thomas, Darren Paul, both of Baton Rouge, and Jarvis Fleming, of Greenwell Springs, were each indicted for... more »
  • School memo promotes do-overs on tests Play Video

    November 20, 2013 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new policy endorsed by the East Baton Rouge Parish School System Central Office grants students at certain schools the right to re-do assignments and re-take tests regardless of their grade. Belaire and Tara High Schools were the first to roll out the new policy defining... more »
  • Man charged with sex crime against teen

    November 7, 2013 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies accused a man of molesting a teenager while she was at his home. Investigators said Kenneth Bolden sexually assaulted a 16-year-old female while she was at his house. Detectives said the teenager told her mother, who then called authorities. ... more »
  • Sight-in for EBR hunters scheduled

    October 29, 2013 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is holding its annual sight-in for hunters starting this week. It gives hunters the opportunity to make sure their weapons are ready for the start of hunting season. The event will run from Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 at... more »
  • Husband, wife arrested on incest charges

    October 17, 2013 10:31 PM

    ZACHARY- Two people face incest charges after a seven-year-old girl reported being assaulted. Deputies arrested William Hebert and Whittney Hebert, his wife. Investigators said Hebert inappropriately touched a child in the middle of the night, sleeping in their house. His wife is accused of knowing about what... more »
  • Clerk of Court reports mismanagement of money Play Video

    October 17, 2013 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The daughter of a Metro Council member was fired from her job at the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court Office after money disappeared from the office. Kelly Collins, the daughter of Donna Collins-Lewis, was let go after an investigation showed mismanagement of money. A sheriff's... more »
  • Possible annexation of St. George area Play Video

    October 3, 2013 9:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There is talk of annexing the area planned to be the City of St. George, an area of the parish being discussed for possible incorporation after a break-away school district push failed. "Everybody in the core of Baton Rouge should be screaming 'wait a minute,'" East... more »
  • Front page news: tabloid publishes mugshots Play Video

    October 1, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man turned mugshots into a business with his new magazine called Parish Heat . The tabloid hit news stands last week and has already created a buzz. "I would buy [it] because I want to know it could be my child's bus driver. There's... more »
  • East Baton Rouge schools hold flu vaccine clinic

    October 1, 2013 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Magnet High School hosted a flu vaccine clinic for students, teachers and community members. Our Lady of the Lake Pediatrician Dr. Roberta Vicari says the preventative measures that the community is taking should reduce the amount of flu cases for the upcoming season. ... more »
  • Two women arrested for crushing man, intimidating witness

    September 6, 2013 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two women face charges connected to a man's death where he was run over by a vehicle and a witness was threatened to keep quiet. Deputies arrested Kevon Williams, 34, and Lelecia Williams, 35. Kevon Williams is charged with second degree murder and witness intimidation. Lelecia Williams... more »
  • Deputies classify man's crushing as homicide

    September 6, 2013 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies are investigating a homicide where a man was crushed to death. Mark Heald, 46, was found dead on a street outside his house on Stanley Aubin Lane Thursday. Investigators have not released further details about the case. ********** Follow the publisher of this post... more »
  • Planned new city in EBR gets a name

    September 5, 2013 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Organizers of a breakaway school system in East Baton Rouge Parish have started focusing on creating a new town, and apparently have settled on a name. The group said it is considering "The City of St. George" for the area in unincorporated East Baton Rouge Parish. They... more »
  • Body found in East Baton Rouge neighborhood

    September 5, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they're investigating what happened to a person found dead this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish. The victim's body was found out on Stanley Aubin Lane near Cedarcrest around 6 a.m. Investigators did not immediately call it a murder, saying they still... more »
  • Baker PD looking for man who tried to snatch teen Play Video

    September 2, 2013 11:11 PM

    BAKER- Police here have asked surrounding police agencies to assist in the search for a potential attempted abduction suspect. Police Chief Mike Knaps said his department received word that a 15-year-old girl was almost snatched walking home from the library Monday afternoon. "She thought it was open, and... more »
  • Sheriff releases statement, man dressed as woman still wanted in heist

    August 31, 2013 7:42 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Sheriff Jason Ard released a statement via Facebook Saturday afternoon, after his family's pick-up truck was stolen from a restaurant in Baton Rouge a day earlier. "Criminals don't discriminate. Even though I wear a 'Sheriff's Hat', I'm now a victim," Ard said. The crooks were able to... more »
  • Sheriff's truck stolen, EBRSO searching for person of interest

    August 31, 2013 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff Deputies in East Baton Rouge are looking for a man dressed as a woman as a "person of interest" for stealing Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard's personal vehicle Friday evening. It was stolen out of the parking lot of Ruffino's restaurant on Highland in Baton... more »
  • EBRSO: Two shot at apartment complex

    August 29, 2013 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said two people were shot this afternoon at an apartment complex off South Harrell's Ferry Drive, and took themselves to the hospital. Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said the shooting happened around 1:20 p.m. outside the St. Jean Apartments. She said two people with gunshot... more »
  • Metro Council member to propose dissolving CATS

    August 26, 2013 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Metro Council member will propose privatizing the Capital Area Transit System at an upcoming meeting, News 2 has learned. Councilman John Delgado told News 2 he's authored a resolution to dissolve the system, which will go before the council on Sept. 11.... more »
  • Two shot in Friday night spray of bullets

    August 23, 2013 8:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting in the Gardere area where two people were shot Friday night. A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said both victims were shot in the leg. One person ran to a nearby apartment for help. The second victim... more »
  • Drivers see proposed new bridge over Amite River

    August 20, 2013 10:38 PM

    CENTRAL- People took a look at a proposed new route across the Amite River Tuesday night. Engineers revealed plans for a new bridge and roundabout at the intersection of Hooper Road and Greenwell Springs Road in East Baton Rouge. Once it crosses the river into Livingston, the highway would... more »
  • Mosquitoes carrying West Nile detected in EBR Play Video

    August 12, 2013 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile on the west side of East Baton Rouge Parish, according to parish mosquito abatement officials. However, they're telling people not to panic because it's nothing compared to last year. Only seven cases of West Nile have been reported... more »
  • Board to consider strategic plan for schools

    August 11, 2013 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is considering a set of recommendations broadly aimed at lifting performance. The Advocate reports the 21-page strategic plan is expected to create controversy. It suggests giving principals more say in hiring teachers and more control of their school budgets. The... more »
  • Man arrested after toddler found with AK-47, drugs

    August 8, 2013 1:51 PM

    BAKER - Police arrested an East Baton Rouge man after they said they found a stash of drugs and guns in the same room as his 10-month-old daughter. Baker Police Chief Mike Knapps said officers arrested Brenton Johnson Jr., 22, after a joint narcotics investigation with the East Baton... more »
  • Accused hostage taker: "I didn't do it"

    August 2, 2013 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The man accused of a violent afternoon maintained his innocence as he was taken to jail Friday night. "I didn't do it," "JR" Gibson affirmed as detectives walked him from the back door of the Violent Crimes Unit and sat him inside a waiting sheriff's unit. ... more »
  • EBRSO: Suspect arrested after shooting, abduction Play Video

    August 2, 2013 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a man suspected of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and shooting her new boyfriend is in custody, and the woman he took is okay. A spokesperson for the sheriff's office confirmed the arrest to News 2 just after 3:30 p.m. The sheriff's office said... more »
  • Sheriff protects gay workers in new discrimination policy

    July 31, 2013 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff said Wednesday, his department's nondiscrimination policies were rewritten to add protection for gay employees. The changes comes in a week where the department was been under fire from activists for allegedly targeting gay men meeting in parks to plan sexual encounters.... more »
  • Sheriff's office will cover court costs for gay men nabbed in sting

    July 30, 2013 11:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office said it will ask for court costs to be waived for men arrested under an outdated an unconstitutional law still on the books in Louisiana. Twelve men were arrested during a stink at parks, when they arranged to have sex... more »
  • CATS CEO promises transparency after resignations

    July 26, 2013 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The CEO of Baton Rouge's embattled transit system said today he hopes things will move forward after the recent resignation of CATS board chair Isaiah Marshall. Marshall resigned last night amid concerns about thousands of dollars missing from the bus system and accusations another board member,... more »
  • CATS issues, money on Chamber agenda

    July 23, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge will discuss issues related to the parish's troubled transit system today. The lunch meeting pulls together business owners, other chamber members and guests to hear updates on legal challenges and money troubles surrounding the Capital Area Transit System.... more »
  • People denounce plans for new landfill

    July 15, 2013 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People had a stern message for state environmental leaders who will make the final decision about a landfill in the northern area of the parish. A small crowd gathered Monday night for a meeting about the facility planned for Brooklawn Drive, about two miles west of Scenic... more »
  • Body pulled from Amite River Play Video

    July 15, 2013 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews pulled the body of a 25-year-old man from the Amite River this evening. Jason Kristopher Hamilton went missing while swimming near Horseshoe Bend Road in East Baton Rouge Parish this afternoon. Sheriff's deputies said a group of adults were swimming in the area when... more »
  • Meeting tonight over landfill permit application Play Video

    July 15, 2013 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Metro Council members scheduled a community meeting Monday night to provide information about a company applying for a landfill permit in East Baton Rouge Parish. Trae Welch and Chauna Banks-Daniel scheduled the meeting to discuss the application by Louisiana Land Acquisitions, a company which has... more »
  • Lawsuit: Deputies ignored dying inmate's pleas

    June 28, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Family members of an inmate who died of a ruptured ulcer in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison last year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sheriff Sid Gautreaux. The suit claims deputies ignored his declining health and pleas for medical attention. The sheriff's office has... more »
  • Future of some downtown buildings in question Play Video

    June 27, 2013 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A shuffle of government agencies in East Baton Rouge Parish will leave two buildings unoccupied, but questions remain about their future. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and Department of Public Works are both leaving the building they shared on St. Louis Street behind the district... more »
  • Proposed EBR city entertaining potential names Play Video

    June 25, 2013 6:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - During an East Baton Rouge Parish Chamber of Commerce meeting, supporters of incorporating southeast Baton Rouge discussed names like "Highlands" and "Village of St. George," but the ultimate decision would be voted on by those living in the proposed boundaries. Organizers haven't determined what the boundaries... more »
  • East Baton Rouge school board to tackle budget

    June 19, 2013 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is scheduled Thursday to approve its annual operating budget, but board members remain divided on some of Superintendent Bernard Taylor's proposed spending and cutting plans. The School Board is debating a proposed $426.6 million budget that includes $6.2 million worth... more »
  • Gun-toting woman wanted for intersection tirade

    June 18, 2013 8:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies are looking for a woman who, it appears, couldn't hold her temper, and made some outlandish remarks at a stop light. A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Crystal Renee Price, 25, got out of her car on Greenwell Street at Silverleaf,... more »
  • New strategy for breakaway schools: create new town

    June 13, 2013 9:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Legislators and citizens have been fighting 'for' and 'against' a breakaway school district in East Baton Rouge for two years. The group Local Schools for Local children, which favors the new district, is now thinking about creating a new town to up its chances of success. ... more »
  • City leaders delete proposed law about dogs

    June 12, 2013 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders removed an agenda item from Wednesday's Metro Council meeting that would have restricted how long a dog could be tethered. Councilman John Delgado pulled the ordinance and did not say if he would add it to an agenda later. The law would have made... more »
  • Deputies arrest mother, partner in child's death Play Video

    June 11, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish accused two women of killing a child they said had a blow to the head and other injuries. "When we brought both women in, neither of them seemed to know how the child received blunt forced trouble to the head,"... more »
  • EBRSO looking for two men in robbery

    June 11, 2013 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos of two men they said robbed a convenience store in East Baton Rouge Parish early Tuesday morning. Deputies said just after 3 a.m. the two men entered the Cracker Barrel on Bluebonnet Boulevard and began removing cases of beer from the coolers... more »
  • Coroner releases official cause of death in plane crash

    June 10, 2013 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner said Monday pilot John Fowler died from "blunt force, thermal, and inhalational injuries." Dr. William "Beau" Clark classified Fowler's cause of death as an accident. Fowler was killed when his plane fell from the sky and crashed into a house... more »
  • Murder suspect sought in Jade Avenue shooting

    June 6, 2013 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives are looking for a suspected murderer after a shooting last night on Jade Avenue. They say the suspect shot one man in the chest and fired at another man. 19 year old Franklin Lara was found in a pickup truck with... more »
  • Man's 18-year-old dog killed 'accidentally' by shelter

    May 17, 2013 4:05 PM

    CENTRAL- A man is distraught after the animal shelter in Baton Rouge euthanized his 18-year-old Calhoun Collie mix Friday. Bowwow ran away last week and was picked-up by animal control agents on a street away from home. Patrick Morris said he spent the last seven days looking for him,... more »
  • Senate backs breakaway school district in Baton Rouge

    May 7, 2013 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two proposed laws that would create a new, public school district in East Baton Rouge Parish cleared the Senate Tuesday. Both organizations connected to the push- one for and another against- posted the news on Facebook, alerting followers to the developments. People posted congratulatory comments on... more »
  • Future headquarters of EBRSO uncertain Play Video

    May 2, 2013 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said it would be up to the Metro Council to decide the location of its headquarters. EBRSO was slated to move into a facility at the airport in October. Moving day was then pushed to January... more »
  • Breakaway school district clears first hurdle Play Video

    April 29, 2013 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposed breakaway school district cleared an important hurdle after the Senate Finance Committee voted favorably for it to reach the Senate floor. The bill, authored by Senator Bodi White of Baton Rouge, would create a new school district in East Baton Rouge Parish between I-10... more »
  • Leaders talk about law dealing with chained dogs Play Video

    April 24, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For years, animal activists have called tethering dogs cruelty, and Wednesday East Baton Rouge council members introduced an ordinance that would make it illegal. "That dog is a natural social animal that wants to get out, and when you keep it on that tether, it doesn't... more »

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