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  • Authorities looking for gun in boy's killing

    May 19, 2017 7:01 PM

    GLUCKSTADT - Authorities are looking for a gun in the killing of a 6-year-old Mississippi boy. District Attorney Michael Guest said Friday that authorities are seeking the weapon but are confident they have enough evidence against the three teen suspects to proceed without it. Officials say the teens killed the... more »
  • House panel backs call to keep automatic guns away from kids

    May 18, 2017 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Responding to a fatal Arizona gun range accident, Louisiana lawmakers have advanced a measure to keep fully automatic weapons out of the hands of young children. A House criminal justice panel voted 7-6 Thursday for Rep. Barbara Norton's bill to fine, and possibly imprison, people who allow... more »
  • Bond set at $25k for man accused of threatening BRPD officers, families

    May 4, 2017 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Zachary man has been arrested for making threats against Baton Rouge Police Department Officers and their families on social media. Louisiana State Police say Thallemus Thomas made a post on social media in a different name. The post read "It's time Baton Rouge u didn't... more »
  • Coroner: Man dead after shooting on Wayne Drive

    April 22, 2017 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man who was shot in Wayne Drive near Winborne Avenue on April 22 has died, according to the East Baton Rouge Coroner. The man, identified as 32-year-old Lorenzo Dixon, was found shot several times while sitting in a vehicle in a parking lot and was... more »
  • Southwest pilot charged after loaded gun found by baggage screeners

    April 17, 2017 4:18 PM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - A Southwest Airlines pilot has been arrested on a weapons charge in New York after airport security officers found a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says 55-year-old Erik Gibson was slated to pilot a flight to Tampa, Florida, on Monday morning... more »
  • Police: Thieves ram truck through Florida gun store Play Video

    April 11, 2017 4:20 PM

    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - Police in Florida say thieves rammed a truck into a Florida gun shop to steal firearms and ammunition. The Zephyrhills Police Department posted surveillance video on its Facebook page that shows the blue truck smashing through the front of Sunshine State Armory early Sunday. The video shows... more »
  • Police identify pedestrian struck in deadly Florida Blvd. crash Play Video

    April 6, 2017 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a vehicle on Florida Blvd Thursday night. Sources say the incident happened around 8:15 p.m. on Florida Blvd. near Wooddale Drive. Baton Rouge Police say 71-year-old Dwight Fox died at the scene after being struck by an SUV... more »
  • 71-year-old Calhoun woman accused of pointing rifle at man, dog

    April 6, 2017 5:44 PM

    CALHOUN - A 71-year-old woman has been charged after being accused of pointing a rifle at a man and his dog. The Monroe News-Star reports Janet W. Smith of Calhoun is facing an aggravated assault charge in connection with what happened late Tuesday. Arrest records say the victim told deputies... more »
  • Woman hurt in shooting on Titian Avenue Play Video

    March 29, 2017 9:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting that left a woman injured on Titian Avenue Wednesday night. According to BRPD, the shooting occured in the 6000 block of Titian Avenue around 8 p.m. Police say the woman suffered non life-threatening injuries. The investigation of the shooting is... more »
  • Suspect shot in botched armed robbery released from hospital, arrested

    March 28, 2017 6:38 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE - A man responsible for an attempted armed robbery last week has been released from the hospital and arrested Tuesday. According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, 26-year-old Joseph Broussard Jr. and 31-year-old Drew Schexnider were shot while attempting to rob a Breaux Bridge homeowner at... more »
  • Police: One hospitalized after being shot by pellet gun in Baker

    March 26, 2017 2:50 PM

    BAKER - Police say one person was hospitalized after being shot by a pellet gun on Shilo Street. The incident occured around 1:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Shilo Street. According to Baker Police Chief Carl Dunn , one victim was taken to the hospital with a... more »
  • BRPD investigating fatal shooting on Tuscarora Street

    March 18, 2017 11:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred near Tuscarora Street Saturday evening. The shooting claimed the life of 20-year-old Darrious West. BRPD officials said West was found behind a house in the 4000 block of Tuscarora St. around 9:18 p.m. ... more »
  • BRPD responding to shooting on Duchess Drive

    March 10, 2017 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are responding to a shooting on Duchess Drive. According to police, the shooting occurred around 7:45 p.m. in the 1700 block of Duchess Drive, near Windsor Drive. BRPD officials say one man was injured by gunfire. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this... more »
  • Community holds march against violence following fatal shooting Play Video

    March 5, 2017 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of people marched the streets Sunday despite the rain and wet pavement, encouraging their neighbors to report crime when they see it. The marchers are sick and tired of all the violence in their community and hope this march sends a message. "The only... more »
  • Police identify victim in deadly North 37th St shooting Play Video

    March 1, 2017 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating a deadly shooting that happened last night on North 37th street. According to Baton Rouge Police, Corsey Hollins, 31, was found around 8:30 p.m. inside a parked car suffering from a gunshot wound. He later died at the scene. Police say there... more »
  • Georgia couple sentenced for yelling racial slurs, threatening children at birthday party

    February 28, 2017 5:26 PM

    DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - A Georgia judge has sentenced two people to lengthy prison terms for their role in the disruption of a black child's birthday party. The two are the last of 15 people charged in the confrontation, which took place in Douglasville in July 2015. Video shows the... more »
  • Man arrested for drugs, firing gun in BREC Park

    February 28, 2017 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - EBRSO says a man was arrested after he fired several shots from a handgun in the Monte Sano BREC Park. Officers were investigating a reported burglary on 69th Avenue when they heard several shots fired at the nearby park. Officers found 23-year-old Dewayne Powell and his... more »
  • 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 »

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