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  • STPSO seeking suspect in Abita Springs robbery

    February 27, 2017 4:42 PM

    ABITA SPRINGS - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect in the Friday robbery of a Dollar General store. According to STPSO, the man walked around the store on LA Highway 59 for about 20 minutes before approaching the counter around 3:30 p.m. He then... more »
  • Teen shot in hand in Plaquemine

    February 22, 2017 11:02 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A teenager has been shot in the hand and wrist in Plaquemine, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Department. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi confirms a teenage victim was shot in the hand and wrist on James Street Wednesday evening before 10 p.m. IPSO is now... more »
  • BRPD responding to shooting on Evangeline Street

    February 16, 2017 11:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD is responding to a shooting on Evangeline Street. According to BRPD officials, it happened after 10:30 p.m. on Evangeline Street near Plank Road. According to sources on scene, a female victim was shot while inside a car after an altercation. Sources on scene... more »
  • Former Zachary High student arrested for firing shots at school

    February 16, 2017 4:19 PM

    ZACHARY – The Zachary Police Department arrested a former Zachary High student for firing a gun at the school on Feb. 6 that prompted five schools to be placed on lockdown. The department received a tip that 19-year-old Morgan Hubert fired two shots at Zachary High School. Hubert was... more »
  • Teen denies trying to shoot student at Scotlandville high

    February 16, 2017 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge high school freshman has pleaded not guilty after he was accused of trying to shoot a fellow student in the school's courtyard earlier this month. The 14-year-old Scotlandville High School student pleaded not guilty Wednesday to attempted second-degree murder. Prosecutors say the boy fired... more »
  • Man hurt in shooting after possible robbery on Runnymede Ave.

    February 15, 2017 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say one person was hurt after a shooting during a possible robbery at a home near Highway 61 Wednesday night. According to Baton Rouge Police, the shooting happened around 10 p.m. in the 10000 block of Runnymede Avenue and Magna Carta Place. One man was... more »
  • Senate votes to block rule on guns and mentally impaired

    February 15, 2017 11:36 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-led Senate has voted to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm. The 57 to 43 vote to revoke the regulation now sends the measure to President Donald Trump, who is expected to... more »
  • Scotlandville High student arrested for bringing loaded gun to school Play Video

    February 13, 2017 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 17-year-old student at Scotlandville Magnet High School was arrested for bringing a loaded gun to school just one week after a ninth-grader was arrested for firing several shots on the school's campus. The School Drug Task Force with the assistance of The East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Shreveport student arrested, accused of having gun at school

    February 11, 2017 8:48 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A teen is facing charges after he was reportedly found with a gun at a Caddo Parish high school. KSLA-TV reports Shreveport police were called to C.E. Byrd High School just after noon Thursday on a tip in the investigation into the shooting death of 15-year-old Antonio Newsom.... more »
  • NOPD: 6 shot, 1 killed in Central City

    February 10, 2017 9:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police are on the scene of a shooting in Central City with 6 victims. One of the victim, a female, has died, according to police. According to WWL , the New Orleans Police Department confirmed the shooting at Third and Dryades streets around 6:15 p.m. Initial... more »
  • Stabbing on Jefferson Ave. sends one to hospital

    February 10, 2017 8:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are responding to a stabbing on Jefferson Avenue. It happened just before 7 p.m. at a home in the 2600 block of Jefferson Avenue. BRPD sources say one person was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a stabbing. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"... more »
  • Pair arrested in attempted robbery at Airline Highway motel

    February 10, 2017 12:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested two people in connection with an armed robbery at a motel on Airline Highway Thursday. Police say two victims staying at the Wood Acres Motel on Airline Highway told them 18-year-old Sherry Nover and 21-year-old Percy Maloid entered their motel room... more »
  • EBRSO investigating armed robbery at Coursey Blvd. gas station

    February 8, 2017 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery at a Coursey Blvd. gas station. An EBRSO spokesperson says a Shell gas station in the 11000 block of Coursey Blvd. near Sherwood Forest Boulevard was robbed just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Two black... 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 »
  • Student arrested, accused of bringing loaded gun to Baker High School

    February 7, 2017 11:06 PM

    BAKER – Police have arrested a 17-year-old Baker High School student accused of bringing a loaded pistol to class. Baker Police got a call from the school around lunchtime Tuesday. Chief Carl Dunn tells News 2, Trelvis Everson caused a ruckus in a classroom but when Everson was sent... more »
  • Baton Rouge man arrested for robbing six men with airsoft pistol

    February 6, 2017 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies arrested a man after he robbed six people with an airsoft pistol Sunday. Deputies responded to the report of an armed robbery in the 1000 block of Jade Avenue around 10 p.m. Sunday night. According to the victims, three men in... more »
  • Elderly man threatens wife with shotgun after refusing to take medication

    February 4, 2017 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested an elderly man Saturday morning after he threatened to shoot his wife with a shotgun during a domestic dispute. An officer arrived at a home on Azrock Ave. after receiving a report of a domestic disturbance involving a weapon. Upon arrival, the officer spoke... more »
  • Dad: drive-by victim was to join Army Reserves

    February 1, 2017 9:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The father of an 18-year-old killed in a drive-by shooting in front of a New Orleans high school says his son was in Tulane University's culinary catering program and was planning to join the Army Reserves. Lawrence Williams Jr. said Lawrence Williams IV had never been in... more »
  • Man arrested for carrying gun, marijuana in Terrebonne neighborhood

    January 24, 2017 6:32 PM

    TERREBONNE - Terrebonne Parish deputies arrested a man after they found him in possession of a firearm, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia in a neighborhood street. Deputies responded to a report of a man carrying a gun in the 400 block of Louis Dive Monday night. Upon arrival, deputies... more »
  • Prairieville man arrested for impersonating a police officer Play Video

    January 23, 2017 5:50 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Police have arrested a man for impersonating a law enforcement officer after he pulled over another vehicle Saturday night. Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Van Broussard Road in reference to a suspicious person complaint Sunday night. They learned that 28-year-old Christopher Rodriguez of Prairieville was... more »
  • Armed robbery ends in gunfire outside Tracy Avenue home

    January 20, 2017 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies say one person was hurt after robbery ended in gunfire on Tracey Avenue Friday night. According to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokesperson Casey Hicks, the shooting happened around 10 p.m. Friday night in front of a home on Tracey Avenue. Victims say a dark... more »
  • Two hurt in shooting on Sycamore Street Friday night

    January 20, 2017 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say two people were hurt in a shooting near Plank Road Friday night. The shooting happened on Sycamore Street just before 7:30 p.m. Friday. According to Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L'Jean McKneely, one victim was shot in the leg and the other victim was shot... more »
  • Student arrested after claiming to bring a gun to school

    January 19, 2017 6:31 PM

    PATTERSON - A high school student was arrested Thursday after he claimed to bring a firearm to school. A school resource officer received a tip early Thursday afternoon that a student had a gun at Patterson High School. Units responded and identified Jacob Bankston, 17, as the subject... more »
  • 15-year-old girl shot and killed in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 18, 2017 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Details have come to light in the early hours of Thursday morning regarding the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Au'Miracle McElwee. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the shooting occurred on Wednesday around 10 p.m. in the 5100 block of Oaklon Avenue. Investigators say that McElwee was... more »
  • After arrest in Fla., local murder suspect with violent past back in La. to face charges Play Video

    January 18, 2017 9:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Murder suspect Thomas Fefee was arrested at an apartment complex in Florida on Monday and returned to Louisiana Saturday morning where he faces charge for a deadly shooting in Livingston Parish. Sheriff Jason Ard said Fefee was booked into local custody just after midnight. The department... more »
  • Woman zaps victim in the groin, rips flesh from officer's arm

    January 17, 2017 3:23 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police arrested a woman early Saturday morning after she attacked a victim with a stun gun and resisted arrest at a motel on North Canal Boulevard. Police arrived at the motel parking lot around 2 a.m. and found Nadira Tardieff, 37, yelling at someone in a vehicle.... more »
  • Burglars break into cop's rented car, get keys to truck, police car

    January 13, 2017 3:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say burglars broke into an officer's rented car and found keys to an unmarked police car and a truck, and stole them both. A police spokesman says the unmarked car held the officer's gun and ammunition. Officer Aaron Looney says both vehicles were missing Friday, a... more »
  • EBRSO searching for suspect in attempted second degree murder

    January 11, 2017 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect wanted for attempted second degree murder. An arrest warrant was drafted for Irvon McKay, 24, Monday. McKay is also facing charges of illegal use of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted... more »
  • Deputies shot teen who pointed gun at authorities

    January 11, 2017 10:56 AM

    SULPHUR - A Louisiana sheriff says his deputies shot a 19-year-old man who was arguing with his mother and pointing his gun at them. News outlets report that Austin L. Rackley, of Sulphur, was shot in the neck Monday night and later hospitalized in stable condition. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony... more »
  • Baker man arrested for robbing teenagers at gunpoint

    January 10, 2017 6:44 PM

    BAKER - A man was arrested Monday evening for a suspected armed robbery of a group of teenagers. A witness reported seeing a tall thin black male robbing three teenage boys with what appeared to be a handgun. Upon arrival, police found the victims who said they were robbed... more »
  • Stolen gun recovered after high speed chase through Tigerland area

    January 8, 2017 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a man was arrested and a stolen gun recovered after a high-speed pursuit ended in the Tigerland area Sunday morning. LSU Police say 27-year-old Tarzareo Jones was charged with aggravated flight from officers, possession of a stolen firearm, felon in possession of a firearm,... more »
  • Students to learn gun safety after teen's hunting death

    January 8, 2017 1:20 PM

    COLUMBUS, Miss. - A school district in northern Mississippi will teach students about gun safety after a 13-year-old boy was killed while hunting. The Commercial Dispatch reports that an assembly will be planned before the end of the academic year on each campus in the Lowndes County School District. Lynn... more »
  • BRPD searching for suspect in Ritterman Ave. shooting

    January 5, 2017 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are looking for a man they say could have played a part in a December shooting on Ritterman Avenue. BRPD officials say 34-year-old Richard Johnson is wanted in connection to the death of Juan Montgomery . Police say 2 black male suspects... more »
  • Two people injured in shooting near North Boulevard

    December 22, 2016 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD is investigating a shooting that left two people injured near North Blvd. According to BRPD, it happened around 9:30 p.m. near North Blvd. and 14th Street. Officials say the two victims suffered from non-life threatening injuries. Police say they do not have any... more »
  • 28-year-old dead following shooting on Victoria Drive Wednesday night

    December 21, 2016 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police Detectives are investigating a shooting on Victoria Drive that left one man dead Wednesday night. BRPD confirmed on Thursday that 28-year-old Keifer Johnson was found on the roadway in a trailer park located in the 3500 block of Victoria Drive around 9 p.m. Johnson... more »
  • Colorado district allows teachers to carry guns

    December 14, 2016 11:24 PM

    DENVER - A rural Colorado school district has decided to allow its teachers and other school staff to carry guns on campus to protect students. The Hanover School District 28 board voted 3-2 Wednesday night to allow school employees to volunteer to be armed on the job after undergoing training.... more »
  • 14-year-old charged after gun found at McKinley High School

    November 30, 2016 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a teenager was arrested after a gun was found in a pencil pouch at McKinley High school Wednesday morning. The unnamed 14-year-old was charged with illegal carrying of a weapon on school property and violation of a weapon free zone. The teenager was transported... more »
  • Thibodaux High student arrested for bringing gun to school

    November 17, 2016 12:01 PM

    THIBODAUX - Lafourche Parish deputies say a 17-year-old student at Thibodaux High School has been arrested for bringing a hand gun to school. Sheriff Craig Webre said in a news release Brennan Garman of Thibodaux was arrested Wednesday. Webre said a school administrator learned a student possibly had a firearm... more »
  • 13-year-old shot with BB gun

    November 16, 2016 7:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 13-year-old was shot in the head Wednesday night in Baton Rouge, sources tell WBRZ News 2. This is a developing story. Stay tuned to WBRZ News 2 online and on Facebook and Twitter for updates as new information becomes available. more »
  • Proposed gun range concerns Livingston residents Play Video

    November 11, 2016 8:52 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Council was in for a long debate last night following the news of a proposed 200-acre gun range on a property in Springfield. Jay Foster, the landowner and developer, brought the gun range plans to the parish's attention a few weeks ago, but last night... more »
  • Police searching for gunman in Seattle shooting; 5 injured

    November 9, 2016 11:15 PM

    SEATTLE - Authorities say a man escaped on foot after firing into a crowd and wounding five people outside a convenience store in downtown Seattle. Seattle Assistant Police Chief Robert Merner says four men and one woman were hurt Wednesday evening after an argument of some kind near Pine Street... more »
  • Man shot in leg during potential attempted robbery

    November 9, 2016 8:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say one person suffered non-life threatening injuries in a shooting following a possible attempted robbery. It happened around 7:00 p.m. near the 5800 block of Victory Drive, according to police. They say a 55-year-old victim was shot in the leg, possibly following an attempted... more »
  • Louisiana deputy kills man who points gun at him

    November 3, 2016 10:26 AM

    HOUMA - Louisiana authorities say sheriff's deputy killed a man who shot himself in the chest and then pointed a gun at the officer. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office identified the man as 59-year-old Wilton Henry, of Houma. Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said in a news release the deputy responded to... more »
  • Shotgun wielding elderly woman tries to kill attorney

    October 30, 2016 8:32 PM

    COVINGTON – A 75-year-old woman was arrested Thursday after St. Tammany Parish deputies said she brought a shotgun to her attorney’s office to kill him. According to St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Daniel Seuzeneau, 75-year-old Patricia Currie entered the law office on Highway 21 in Covington Thursday afternoon.... more »
  • Illegally parked car leads to stolen gun, open container arrest

    October 30, 2016 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police say a car illegally parked in a BREC park led to one man being arrested and officers recovering a stolen firearm. According to arrest records, a patrolling officer spotted a car illegally parked in a BREC park after dark Saturday night, violating a... more »
  • BRPD investigating shooting on Louise Street

    October 27, 2016 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person is injured after a shooting on Louise Street. It happened around 9:45 p.m. Thursday. BRPD sources say they shooting occurred on the 200-block of Louise Street near Highland Road. Police say one man was shot and is being transported to a local hospital.... more »
  • Gun battle at LA restaurant leaves 3 dead, 12 wounded

    October 15, 2016 1:48 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Police say an early morning argument at a Los Angeles restaurant apparently triggered a gun battle that left 3 people dead and 12 wounded. Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez says that two possible suspects are being questioned. Lopez says a preliminary investigation finds a party... more »
  • 3 juveniles in Albuquerque caught with clown masks, handgun

    October 9, 2016 3:39 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque police say three people dressed as clowns are in custody after being found with a possible firearm. Police spokesman Simon Drobik says officers were dispatched Sunday to a call about a "clown sighting" near a kids' clothing store. Authorities located three juveniles donning clown masks. Drobik... more »
  • Man cited after gun fires on CATS bus Tuesday

    September 13, 2016 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A wheelchair-bound man was issued a court summons after his gun accidentally fired inside a CATS bus Tuesday. Police identified the man as Belin Milton, 63. Investigators said Milton was exiting a CATS bus near the intersection of Picardy and Flanders when the gun he was... more »
  • Mother of Sterling's son disputes he had a gun

    July 8, 2016 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of Alton Sterling's son says she didn't know Sterling to carry a gun and doesn't believe he had one with him the night he was shot to death. Quinyetta McMillon told The Associated Press on Friday: "I do not believe in my heart that... more »
  • New Orleans police find gun in Will Smith's car

    April 12, 2016 6:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- An official police statement was released Tuesday afternoon around 5 p.m. saying that a loaded gun was found in Will Smith’s car, according to reports by WWL . A second loaded gun was found in the car driven Cardell Hayes, responsible for the shooting death of Smith after... more »
  • Lawmakers seek to stop gun purchases by domestic abusers Play Video

    April 4, 2016 8:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bill aimed at ending gun sales to people convicted of misdemeanor domestic abuse was moved forward by the Louisiana legsilature Monday. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Helena Moreno (D-New Orleans) said she hopes to close a loophole in a 2014 law. City courts oversee misdemeanor cases... more »
  • College goes on lockdown after light saber mistaken for gun

    March 16, 2016 4:43 PM

    EAST FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - A New York college that went on lockdown over a report of a gun on campus says the weapon turned out to be a light saber. Students and staff members at Farmingdale State College on Long Island were told to shelter in place Wednesday while police... more »
  • Former Ascension deputy accused of pulling gun in daiquiri store fight

    March 7, 2016 2:07 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies in Ascension Parish say they arrested a man accused of brandishing a pistol during a fight at a daiquiri shop on Highway 73 late last month. 37-year-old Mike Renaud, of Geismar, was arrested Friday and booked on charges of possession of a firearm on premises of... more »
  • Scotlandville High senior accused of having gun at school

    February 29, 2016 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities say a Scotlandville High School senior was arrested Monday after a gun was found in his backpack. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, 17-year-old Major Payton was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Monday for illegal carrying of a weapon on... more »
  • Violent felon gets 7.5 years in prison for firearm possession

    February 5, 2016 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Justice announced a man has been sentenced to more than 7 years behind bars as a result of possessing a firearm while being a convicted felon. 58-year-old Nairie Chaney, of Baton Rouge, was arrested during a traffic stop on June 30, 2014. Baton... more »
  • Obama considers executive action on gun control

    January 1, 2016 11:08 AM

    HONOLULU - President Barack Obama says he can't "sit around and do nothing." So one of his early actions in the new year will be to meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss how to make it harder for "a dangerous few" to get their hands on guns.... more »
  • Deputies: Drunk woman accidentally fired gun into neighboring apartment Play Video

    December 28, 2015 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Gonzales woman Sunday night after they say she accidentally fired a gun into an adjacent apartment. Lauren Lee, 20 of Gonzales, noted she was intoxicated early Sunday morning and pulled the trigger of a gun she thought wasn't... more »
  • Police say Ark. State suspect initially wanted to kill people

    December 11, 2015 5:52 PM

    JONESBORO, Ark. - Police in Arkansas have released an audio tape in which a man tells an emergency dispatcher that he is on the Arkansas State University campus with gasoline, propane and a shotgun with only one shell. Jonesboro police say Brad Bartelt drove his truck onto a campus... more »
  • Gun sales remain constant after mass shooting Play Video

    December 3, 2015 7:37 PM

    PORT ALLEN - One gun store owner said gun sales won't spike unless the federal government tries to enact stricter controls. Scott Roe owns Spillway Sportsman in Port Allen. He and other gun dealers in the capital region say there's been no increase in area gun sales since Wednesday's mass... more »
  • Congressional staffer arrested after loaded gun found in bag

    December 2, 2015 5:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Capitol Police say they have arrested a congressional staff member who tried to enter a Senate office building with a loaded handgun. A Capitol Police spokeswoman says Christopher Carpenter of Stafford, Virginia was arrested on Tuesday when routine x-ray screening revealed a loaded 9mm handgun in... more »
  • Police: Boy arrested after shooting students with pellet gun

    December 2, 2015 11:02 AM

    KENNER - Kenner police arrested a 14-year-old boy after they say he shot two students with an Airsoft pellet gun. Lt. Brian McGregor said in a news release the teen shot two 12-year-old students Monday at Roosevelt Middle School in Kenner. McGregor says one girl was hit in the leg... more »
  • 1 dead, 1 in critical condition after fight in Shreveport

    November 29, 2015 7:17 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police say one man is dead and another in critical condition after one of them pulled a gun during a 3 a.m. fight over a woman in her apartment. Cpl. Breck Scott says each was shot in the upper body while they struggled to control the gun... more »

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