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  • One more 'Big Money Block Boyz' wanted, others arrested Play Video

    April 10, 2014 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A gang police say was committing murder, dealing drugs and shooting up houses was busted in a multi-parish round up Thursday afternoon. Authorities arrested 27 members of the 'Big Money Block Boyz' for charges that include attempted murder, selling illegal drugs, illegal firearms and racketeering. One... 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 »
  • Suspected gang members nabbed in BRAVE roundup Play Video

    July 4, 2013 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement in East Baton Rouge made nine arrests recently, including suspected gang members, in connection with a murder this past June and other crimes. Members of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination project announced the arrests today, and said several of the suspects were believed... more »
  • Teen gang member won't face jail time Play Video

    June 21, 2013 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A judge decided that a 15-year old gang member could have a second chance to straighten out his life, instead of what could've been a 3 year juvenile detention sentence. The teen was one of four members of the "Get Off Boys" convicted of criminal street gang... more »
  • Hearing for gang member in BRAVE program today Play Video

    June 21, 2013 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge could determine whether a local teen convicted of gang activity has satisfied Baton Rouge Police's new anti-violence program and probation requirements, or should be sent to jail. The teen was one of four members of the "Get Off Boys" convicted of criminal street gang... more »
  • WWII veteran loses home in weekend fire

    April 8, 2013 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This weekend WWII veteran Calvin Collins lost everything he owned in a fire, and almost lost his life. St. George Fire crews responded to Collins' Gardere home at 3:56 a.m. Sunday, just seven minutes after the first call, and the home was already half-engulfed in flames.... more »
  • Fire damages vacant apartment complex

    April 5, 2013 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway after a vacant building went up in flames early Friday morning. Police and firefighters were called out to the apartment complex on Gardere Lane just after 6 a.m. It took crews about 20 minutes to get the fire under control. ... more »
  • Gang activity cited in Gardere Play Video

    March 22, 2013 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After four teens associated with the Gardere area gang known as the "Get Off Boys," pleaded to burglary and battery charges in Juvenile Court on Thursday, the District Attorney's office is taking a tough stance on gang violence. "We shouldn't hide the fact that there are gangs,... more »
  • District Attorney targeting gangs, groups Play Video

    January 29, 2013 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- While the definition of what constitutes a gang in the Capital City may not be exactly clear, the District Attorney is more than clear on who they're targeting and prosecuting for 'Criminal Street Gang Activity.' "We're seeing violent activity on behalf of street gangs or groups of... more »
  • Vehicle hits restaurant, breaks gas line

    January 21, 2013 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A vehicle ran into a restaurant in the Gardere area this afternoon, breaking a gas line inside according to authorities. It happened in the 9400 block of Burbank Drive around 3:45 p.m. Authorities closed the eastbound lanes of Burbank as a result, and told drivers to... more »
  • Residents want safer streets after hit-and-run death Play Video

    October 1, 2012 5:53 PM

    GARDERE - State Police arrested a man from Baton Rouge they said left a cyclist lying in the road after he hit her with his vehicle, then fled the scene. Investigators arrested Darby Griffin, 49, in suspicion of DWI, hit and run, driving with a suspended license, obstruction of... more »
  • EBRSO investigates Gardere murder Play Video

    September 24, 2012 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office continues searching for answers on a murder from Saturday night. 25-year-old Toliver Lyons was shot multiple times before he died behind a vacant apartment building around 8pm. His mother, Doretha Benson, said she heard he was running from... more »
  • Shooting near Gardere leaves man dead

    September 22, 2012 9:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputies are on the scene of a shooting that left one man dead. It happened in the 8000 block of Stern Avenue just after 8:30 this evening. Sheriff's Deputies say anyone with information should call 389-5000. more »
  • Teachers walk neighborhood for students Play Video

    August 6, 2012 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In true door-to-door fashion, teachers from Highland Elementary walked the streets of Gardere today reminding the community that school starts in two days. The annual event brings teachers into their students' neighborhood so they can meet face-to-face before classes begin. "Sometimes the community is separate from... more »
  • Detectives: website linked murderer to victim Play Video

    May 3, 2012 6:13 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Detectives believe the website backpage.com linked a murder victim to the man investigators say killed him. Jason Mascarella, 36, is charged with second degree murder for killing Roderick White, 33. How he did it is what investigators call "heinous, violent, and twisted." Detectives said White... more »
  • Hit and run prompts sidewalks near Tigerland Play Video

    April 3, 2012 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A hit-and-run in October that sent two people to the hospital prompted protests from people that lived where it happened, and now the Department of Public Works plans to build sidewalks on East Boyd Drive near Tigerland. Deputy Director Bryan Harmon at the Department of Public... more »
  • Residents upset over violent video portraying life in Gardere Play Video

    March 26, 2012 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Another video featuring the street life in Baton Rouge surfaced on the internet over the weekend. It claims to portray life in "Gardere." "This is a Glock," a man in the video said. "I got 30 in this (expletive). I ain't playing." The video shows several... more »
  • Deputies bust Gardere area burglary ring Play Video

    February 6, 2012 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputies say they busted a trio of thieves breaking into homes in South Baton Rouge. Jewelry, guns, and computers were all part of the haul recovered from a burglary ring. Deputies believe 17-year-old Andrew Hairston, 20-year-old Kevin Robertson, and a... more »
  • EBRSO arrests 3 for rash of burglaries in Gardere area

    February 6, 2012 2:43 PM

    East Baton Rouge Armed Robbery and Burglary detectives have arrested three people, two adults and one juvenile, believed to be responsible for at least 36 burglaries in the Gardere area from October 2011 to January 2012. 17 year-old Andrew Hairson, 20 year-old Kevin Robertson and a 15 year-old male... more »
  • Four fires in over a week under investigation for arson Play Video

    December 12, 2011 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Four fires, in a week and a half, across the Capital area, are under investigation and could be criminal. The State Fire Marshal's Office says suspicious fires and arsons have gone up almost 30% since Spring and it's costing taxpayers, homeowners and business owners millions. The... more »
  • Fire damages abandoned apartment building

    December 12, 2011 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The St. George fire department extinguished a fire coming out of an abandoned apartment building this afternoon. The fire was located at 1444 Jasper Ave. off of Gardere Lane. Authorities do not know what caused the fire and will have more details as the investigation... more »
  • Neighborhood gets okay to install security cameras

    November 9, 2011 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A crime prevention district in the Gardere area got the thumbs up from the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council Wednesday to spend $20,000 on security cameras for its streets. The money comes from the district's tax collections. The neighborhood already pays for patrols to keep... more »
  • People in Gardere appreciate sheriff's office efforts

    September 20, 2011 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People living in Gardere say years of increased law enforcement efforts are still paying off. A man was shot and killed during a deadly confrontation Monday night on Helm Drive near Skysail. News 2 spoke with several people who say those types of incidents appear to... more »
  • DPW and State unsure of who would redo Gardere

    July 7, 2011 7:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's a common sight on Gardere Lane in South Baton Rouge. Dozens if not hundreds of people a day walking along the street since there are no sidewalks. But it's not just sidewalks in question. Gardere runs into Pinnacle's new casino, and residents say without an... more »
  • Prosecutors call tape "smoking gun"

    April 6, 2011 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Prosecutors called a piece of evidence played in court for the high profile murder trial of a Baton Rouge attorney a "smoking gun" today. The interrogation tape played for jurors shows Greg Harris admitting he was in the Gardere area the night Tate was murdered. Tate's... more »
  • Deputies search for Jade Ave. killer

    March 29, 2011 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- One is dead and deputies are puzzled after a late-night shooting that took the life of a man nick-named "Lunchmeat." Larry Williams, 19, was shot in the side before he died next to an apartment on Jade Avenue just after 10:30 Monday night, according to shaken neighbors... more »
  • Victim in Gardere shooting identified

    March 29, 2011 9:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say a man was possibly chased down and then killed in a shooting last night in the Gardere area of East Baton Rouge Parish. Larry D. Williams, 19, was found dead by deputies called out to 1656 Jade Ave. around 10:05 p.m. Monday, according to... more »
  • Gardere crime-fighting tactics heading to Glen Oaks

    February 25, 2011 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The residents of Glen Oaks will soon see a substantial increase in the number of East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies patrolling their neighborhood. Thursday, deputies were offered overtime pay to patrol the crime ridden area during peak crime hours, including overnight. "They are going to... more »
  • Accident involving EBR school bus snarls traffic

    February 25, 2011 9:08 AM

    Baton Rouge - An East Baton Rouge Parish school bus was involved in an accident this morning, but thankfully, no children were hurt. As you can see from the pictures a small car hit the back of the bus on Burbank Avenue near Bluebonnet Avenue. Then a SVU... more »
  • Duplex fire in Gardere area

    November 12, 2010 5:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The St. George Fire Department responded to a fire at a duplex at 8020 Skysail Avenue. Firefighters arrived at the scene Thursday night and found flames above the roof. According to the department, the wooden fireplace flue enclosure caught on fire. The fire was contained to the... more »
  • EBRSO: Suspect in Skysail murder turns himself in

    October 27, 2010 4:35 PM

    The man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in the Gardere area last week has turned himself in, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. 19-year-old Martin Burnell Robertson was wanted for Second Degree Murder in the death of Javon Brooks on Friday, and surrendered to authorities earlier... more »
  • EBRSO names person of interest in Skysail shooting

    October 22, 2010 7:46 PM

    Sheriff's deputies have released the name of a person of interest in a deadly shooting that happened today in the Gardere area. 19-year-old Martin Burnell Robertson is being sought for questioning by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office after 21-year-old Javon Brooks was shot and killed earlier today. ... more »
  • UPDATE: Victim dies in Gardere shooting

    October 22, 2010 3:13 PM

    UPDATE 4:55 p.m. - Authorities say the victim in today's shooting, 21-year-old Javon Brooks, has died from his injuries. Original story: A man was shot in the head this afternoon south of Baton Rouge and the shooter is still at large, according to authorities. The East Baton... more »
  • Movie shoot to close road

    August 16, 2010 10:15 PM

    A movie shoot is scheduled south of Baton Rouge this week. It's expected to interrupt traffic for several days. The cast of "Transit" includes Jim Caviezel, the star of "The Passion of the Christ". The movie's production company provided the following schedule. Tuesday, August 17 11am - 2pm:... more »
  • Pinnacle construction underway

    August 2, 2010 5:03 PM

    Construction is underway on the Pinnacle Casino complex in Baton Rouge. Pinnacle received three extensions for the work last year, mostly due to the slumping economy. Truck loads of dirt are now being hauled to the site near the Gardere/River Road intersection. Louisiana Gaming Control Board officials say they noticed... more »
  • EBRSO responding to shooting on Mariner Drive

    July 29, 2010 1:54 PM

    East Baton Rouge Parish deputies are on the scene of a shooting on Mariner Drive, in the Gardere area of Baton Rouge. A man was found in his car, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to the Baton Rouge General on Bluebonnet. The extent of his injuries... more »
  • Baton Rouge charter school being investigated for litter

    July 19, 2010 10:40 PM

    A charter school in Baton Rouge is under investigation for littering. The Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School posted recruitment signs across the south end of the parish, but parish leaders say they are illegal. Residents in the Gardere and Kenilworth areas of Baton Rouge have only found... more »
  • Residents in Gardere finally feeling safe again

    March 5, 2010 3:59 PM

    Residents who live in "Gardere" outside the city limits of Baton Rouge told News 2 they are finally feeling safe again. For several years, the area has been riddled with crime. However, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office hit the area hard in recent years targeting crime. Crime... more »
  • Shooting on Coy Avenue

    September 4, 2009 4:44 AM

    An investigation is underway into a shooting at an apartment complex on Coy Avenue near GSRI Road. Details are sketchy at this point, but at least one person was transported to the hospital. Right now, deputies are combing the area for evidence in their case. The victim's name has not... more »

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