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  • Undocumented immigrant accused of fatally shooting teen pleads not guilty

    August 24, 2017 6:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An undocumented immigrant accused of fatally shooting a 16-year-old boy in March has pleaded not guilty. Court records show 49-year-old Octavio Bringas pleaded not guilty to the charge of negligent homicide in the death of Darius Plummer. Darius Plummer Documents say that several individuals... more »
  • Man charged with attempted murder after heroin overdose on LSU's campus

    July 16, 2017 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Saturday after he allegedly gave drugs to a person on LSU's campus, leading to that person's overdose in a bathroom stall. According to the LSU Police Department, officers responded to a call Friday in reference to an unresponsive 25-year-old inside the LSU... more »
  • Baton Rouge man facing 400 counts of pornography involving juveniles

    July 7, 2017 11:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man is behind bars, charged with 400 counts of child pornography, according to the East Baton Rouge Police Department. EBRSO deputies say they executed a search warrant at the home of Michael Toups. During the search, deputies say they found 400 images of... more »
  • Women arrested for allegedly posing as dentists, providing services to illegal immigrants

    June 29, 2017 5:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans woman was arrested for practicing dentistry without a license and providing services to illegal immigrants. Attorney General Jeff Landry announced that 51-year-old Nancy Brown was arrested following an investigation by the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation It was discovered that... more »
  • EBR Metro Council to vote on parish-wide smoking ban Wednesday Play Video

    June 25, 2017 11:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council is once again set to vote on a parish-wide smoking ban. If passed, the ordinance would prohibit smoking in all public places throughout the parish. This would include businesses like casinos and bars. Despite the popular belief that the... more »
  • Kaine's son, 7 others, charged in protest of pro-Trump event

    May 26, 2017 11:04 PM

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine's youngest son was among eight people charged for allegedly disrupting a March rally in support of President Donald Trump. Linwood "Woody" Kaine, of Minneapolis, was charged Friday with one gross misdemeanor count of obstructing the legal process and misdemeanor counts of fleeing... more »
  • Man arrested for illegally issuing driver's licenses

    May 17, 2017 3:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police have arrested a Metairie man who's allegedly responsible for selling more than 400 illegal driver's licenses from two branches of a title and notary company. Authorities say 27-year-old Alex Medina was arrested Tuesday on 420 counts each of computer fraud and filing false public... more »
  • US reports another drop in arrests at Mexico border

    May 9, 2017 1:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - Arrests of people caught trying to enter the United States from Mexico without authorization declined again last month, a likely sign that fewer would-be immigrants are trying to cross the border illegally. President Donald Trump has highlighted the falling numbers as a sign that his tough approach on... more »
  • Sheriff's office seeking suspect in card skimming investigation

    May 6, 2017 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is seeking a suspect in connection to a card skimming and bank fraud investigation. According to EBRSO, the victim reported an unauthorized transaction of over $120 at a local business using her credit card Saturday. An investigation led to a... more »
  • Florida woman arrested after agreeing to sex for $25 and chicken McNuggets

    April 30, 2017 3:51 PM

    BRADENTON, Fla. - Florida authorities have charged a woman with prostitution after she agreed to perform a sex act on an undercover detective for $25 and chicken McNuggets. The Miami Herald reports 22-year-old Alex Direeno was being held Sunday without bond at the Manatee County Jail on charges of prostitution,... more »
  • Attorney general says abolishing Pointe Coupee Police Jury is constitutional

    April 26, 2017 8:22 PM

    POINTE COUPEE PARISH- Attorney General Jeff Landry has released an opinion saying the Pointe Coupee Home Rule Charter is not in violation of the Constitution. The charter, which was approved by voters in 2016, would change the parish's governing style and dissolve the Pointe Coupee Police Jury after the... more »
  • Sanctuary cities threatened with loss of federal grant money

    April 22, 2017 9:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is putting on notice officials in several major cities that are sanctuaries for immigrants in the U.S. illegally. The administration has sent letters warning that they may lose law enforcement grant money unless they document cooperation with federal immigration authorities. The Justice Department's inspector general... more »
  • Law keeps Louisiana couple from selling daiquiris in Mississippi

    April 16, 2017 8:19 PM

    SUMMIT, Miss. - A Louisiana couple is trying to open a restaurant selling daiquiris in rural Mississippi, but they have hit a snag with liquor laws. The Enterprise-Journal reports the couple didn't know until after opening for business that a Pike County ordinance requires them to be declared a resort... more »
  • Five arrested in drug bust at Baton Rouge hotel

    April 16, 2017 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five were arrested at the Hilton Hotel after police discovered marijuana and a loaded firearm in their hotel room Saturday. According to BRPD, an officer stationed at the hotel on Lafayette Street responded to reports of a strong smell off marijuana and loud music on the... more »
  • Bacon bust: 4 charged with illegally selling wild hogs

    April 11, 2017 9:04 PM

    TYLERTOWN, Miss. - Ever heard of a hog-dog rodeo? The attraction, and hog hunting, are popular activities in Mississippi and Louisiana - and apparently lucrative ones as well. Maj. Lane Ball is an official with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. He says department officers caught four people... more »
  • Former Baker police officer arrested for obtaining fraudulent prescriptions

    April 11, 2017 2:17 PM

    BAKER - A former Baker police officer was arrested Tuesday after deputies say he illegally obtained prescriptions for controlled substances from multiple doctors. According to arrest records, two officers contacted a pharmacy on Plank Road in Dec. 2016 in reference to a customer who was allegedly obtaining controlled dangerous... more »
  • Southern University employee arrested for misusing state gas card

    April 4, 2017 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Southern University employee was arrested after police say he misused a state gas card. Deputies arrested 47-year-old Eric Breaud after it was discovered he used his state gas card to purchase fuel for his personal vehicle. According to the arrest report, Breaud checked out a... more »
  • Immigration agents round up 153 in South Texas

    April 3, 2017 10:12 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Federal immigration agents say they have arrested 153 immigrants in South Texas with criminal records or who were living in the country illegally. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday the arrests were part of a 12-day enforcement operation which ended last month. Most of the arrests... more »
  • President Trump asserts immunity against defamation claims

    March 28, 2017 5:14 PM

    NEW YORK - Republican President Donald Trump's lawyers say he's immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice." The lawyers say in a New York state Supreme Court filing Monday they'll formally ask for dismissal of the January claims by... more »
  • Teen victim's family questions how accused shooter re-entered country Play Video

    March 15, 2017 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The family of a 16-year-old who was shot on his birthday by an illegal alien says they do not believe the accused shooter's story that he was playing with the gun when it went off. In 2012, Octavio Bringas, a Mexican national, was deported following a drug... more »
  • Judge: Felons on probation, parole can't vote in Louisiana

    March 13, 2017 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge has refused to restore voting rights for more than 70,000 Louisiana residents who are on probation or parole for felony crimes. Judge Tim Kelley says keeping those thousands of people from voting is unfair. But he says Louisiana's constitution and state law required... more »
  • Illegal immigrant sentenced to prison for drug trafficking

    March 11, 2017 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An illegal immigrant has been senteced to six and a half years in federal prison for his role in transporting illegal drugs. A U.S. District judge sentenced 39-year-old Silvestre Gutierrez after he pleaded guilty to attempting to transport six kilograms of cocaine through Baton Rouge in... more »
  • Judge blocks law that prohibits posting of actors' ages

    February 22, 2017 9:20 PM

    SAN FRANSISCO - A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a California law that allows actors and other entertainment professionals to force a popular industry website to remove their ages. The law that Gov. Jerry Brown signed in September was intended to prevent age discrimination in Hollywood. It affected... more »
  • Col. Mike Edmonson issues statement on LSP 'side trip'

    February 22, 2017 8:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson released a statement Wednesday addressing the investigation of four LSP officers who allegedly took a "side trip" with tax payer money. In the statement, Edmonson says that an inquiry has produced sufficient evidence to turn the matter over to Internal Affairs.... more »
  • Huge Baton Rouge drug bust uncovers narcotics, gun, cash

    February 16, 2017 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office has arrested two men after they uncovered large amounts of illegal substances, including drugs and a gun, from two separate apartments. According to deputies, 35-year-old Damar Xavier Coleman and 23-year-old Jules Morris were arrested Friday. Deputies say the two... more »
  • Immigrants grow anxious after raids; Trump takes credit

    February 12, 2017 4:34 PM

    Immigrant communities across America are frightened and confused as federal agents conduct a series of raids aimed at rounding up people who are in the country illegally. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the arrests are "routine." But President Donald Trump claimed credit on Twitter for the "crackdown on illegal criminals."... more »
  • FAA: No drones allowed near Super Bowl

    February 1, 2017 6:54 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - The Federal Aviation Administration is warning that drones won't be allowed in the airspace around the Super Bowl on Sunday in Houston. The FAA said in a statement Wednesday that certain aircraft operations including drones will be prohibited within a 34.5-mile radius of NRG Stadium from 4... more »
  • Mexico earmarks $50 million to back migrants in US

    January 30, 2017 3:25 PM

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's top diplomat says his country will spend about $50 million to hire lawyers for migrants facing deportation in the United States. The money will also go to outreach programs "to promote respect for Mexicans' rights." Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray says the effort "isn't about obstructing... more »
  • Colorado considers ending "Westside Story" switchblade ban

    January 27, 2017 3:33 PM

    DENVER - The switchblade knives wielded six decades ago by the fictional Jets and Sharks street gangs in the legendary Broadway musical "West Side Story" and in Hollywood films spooked lawmakers across the U.S. and helped usher in state bans. But 54 years after Colorado enacted its prohibition of the... more »
  • Audit: Work on ex-Angola warden's homes may have broken law

    January 23, 2017 10:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A government audit has found that the former warden of Louisiana's largest prison may have violated state law by using prison resources and public funds to renovate and furnish his homes. A report released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's office also details other potentially illegal transactions... more »
  • US issuing new rules to curb illegal fishing, seafood fraud

    December 31, 2016 12:56 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - The Obama administration is issuing new rules it says will crack down on illegal fishing and seafood fraud. The new protections are called the Seafood Import Monitoring Program. They are designed to stop illegally fished and misidentified seafood from getting into stores and restaurants in the U.S.... more »
  • US deportations of illegal immigrants up 2 percent

    December 30, 2016 4:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has deported 240,255 immigrants over the past 12 months, a 2 percent increase over 2015. But while the number of deportations was greater than last year, it was a sharp decrease from 2014. Commenting on the statistics released Friday, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson... more »
  • Illegal immigrant, wanted for murder in El Salvador, arrested in St. Tammany

    December 19, 2016 10:44 AM

    ST. TAMMANY – An illegal immigrant, who had an outstanding international warrant for murder, was arrested following a traffic stop in St. Tammany Parish. St. Tammany Sheriff's Parish Office arrested 36-year-old Juan Sanchez-Roldan from El Salvador. On Friday, Dec. 9, a St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputy conducted a... more »
  • Feds: New traceability rules would cut down illegal seafood

    February 13, 2016 3:10 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - Federal authorities want feedback from the public about new rules they hope will take a bite out of the illegal fishing imports that jeopardize the country's multibillion-dollar commercial fishing industry. A national council proposed the rules this month. They would create a new system to collect data... more »
  • Administration files immigration appeal with Supreme Court

    November 20, 2015 11:18 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court for a speedy decision on its plans to shield from deportation and give work permits to millions of immigrants living in the country illegally. Legal papers filed with the court on Friday call for the court's "immediate review" of the... more »
  • Police say teacher has been charged in prostitution sting

    November 15, 2015 2:12 PM

    MEMPHIS - A Tennessee teacher is accused of operating an illegal strip club and promoting prostitution. WMC-TV reports Memphis police arrested 44-year-old Walter McCrimmon on Saturday night when they shut down a business he owns called Walt's Place. Police say undercover officers have been investigating the club since July. They... more »
  • Activists say La. immigration task force too narrow-minded Play Video

    September 3, 2015 7:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of a new immigration task force met Thursday to begin discussing how illegal immigration has impacted Louisiana's economy, but some activists are concerned that they're taking too negative a view on the situation. The task force met Thursday to discuss crunching the numbers and seeing how... more »
  • Coroner: Heroin deaths on the rise in Baton Rouge

    August 28, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. Beau Clark says Baton Rouge is on track to see heroin deaths reach record numbers this year. Shane Evans, the Coroner's Office chief of investigations, says the capital city has already confirmed 24 heroin-related deaths in 2015, and three more are pending... more »
  • Lawmakers want jail time for illegal daycares Play Video

    August 3, 2015 7:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some state lawmakers want individuals operating illegal daycares to face jail time. Currently a daycare operating without a state license can be fined $1000 a day, but there are no criminal penalties on the books for the offenders. The issue came to a head in June when... more »
  • Man accused in African lion death thought hunt was legal

    July 29, 2015 9:03 AM

    BLOOMINGTON, MN.- An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe says he believed everything about his trip was legal. Walter Palmer released a statement Tuesday saying he hired professional guides for his Zimbabwe bow-hunting trip and had no idea "until the end of the hunt"... more »
  • Toasted truck had proper license before fire Play Video

    June 5, 2015 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bar-b-que pit is the reason one food truck in Baton Rouge is toast. Earl's Express caught fire Thursday on Plank Road and burned to a crisp. Firefighters said the converted bus had a charcoal grill inside, which is against the law. According to the... more »
  • Clinic director among 27 in EBR charged in massive DEA operation

    May 20, 2015 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal authorities announced more than 280 people face charges for illegally distributing prescription drugs across the south, including the director of a rehab and detox clinic in Baton Rouge. The Drug Enforcement Administration's "Operation Pilluted" spent 15 months tracking the pill trade and involved nearly 1,000... more »
  • 9 men cited for illegal oyster harvesting

    April 11, 2015 12:13 PM

    HOUMA - State Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents are accusing nine Terrebonne Parish men of harvesting oysters from an unapproved polluted area and taking them from a private lease without written permission. The department says agents patrolling in Hell Hole Bayou on Thursday spotted several boats harvesting oysters, seizing... more »
  • Baker School thefts lead to questions about superintendent Play Video

    March 30, 2015 6:53 PM

    BAKER - Baker School System Superintendent Ulysses Joseph plans to retire in May. At the same time, questions have risen about his role in the alleged illegal purchases of a former employee. Emmitt Lee Whitfield was a maintenance supervisor for the school system until his original arrest in December... more »
  • Cassidy supports Texas Judge against immigration reform

    February 18, 2015 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy agrees with the federal judge in Texas who struck down President Obama's immigration reforms. Cassidy says the President's policies only encourage more illegal immigration. "Literature clearly shows, that when people come here illegally, they both take jobs and depress wages for people who were... more »
  • Driver's licenses for immigrants spurs debate in New Mexico

    February 11, 2015 2:04 AM

    SANTA FE, N.M. - As a growing number of states allow immigrants to get driver's licenses regardless of their status, some New Mexico lawmakers are trying to move in the opposite direction. The GOP-led House of Representatives is poised to pass legislation repealing a 2003 law that offered licenses to... more »
  • Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

    January 28, 2015 2:26 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration is ordering immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them. Internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press also show that agents are being told to review... more »
  • Baton Rouge gets tough on 'litter sign' offenders Play Video

    January 15, 2015 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City officials are coming down on individuals, businesses and organizations who place signs where they don't belong in Baton Rouge. According to the Department of Public Works, any signs that are in the public right of way or on utility poles are illegal and those who... more »
  • GPS used to track some immigrants caught at border

    December 24, 2014 2:17 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Homeland Security Department is using GPS-enabled ankle bracelets to keep track of some immigrants caught crossing the border illegally. The pilot program comes months after officials found that 70 percent of immigrant families disappeared after they were released into the U.S. with instructions to report back... more »
  • Judge seems skeptical of challenge to Obama immigration plan

    December 22, 2014 2:11 AM

    WASHINGTON - A federal judge seems skeptical of a lawsuit that seeks to halt President Barack Obama's immigration plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell heard arguments Monday in a case brought by an Arizona sheriff who claims the program will let more... more »
  • 5,000 illegals in BR could get reprieve under president's plan

    November 21, 2014 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city has an estimated 10,000 undocumented immigrants; half could qualify to stay under plans announced by the president Thursday. President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration allows those living in the U.S. illegally to remain in the states risk-free if they register, pay taxes and... more »
  • Flying drones near stadiums could end in jail time

    October 28, 2014 6:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal regulators say it's illegal to fly drones or model planes near stadiums and that violators can face up to a year. The Federal Aviation Administration posted an updated notice to pilots online this week warning that drones and remotely controlled aircraft are included in a prohibition on... more »
  • Gov't seeks supplies for immigration documents

    October 22, 2014 2:54 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Homeland Security Department appears to be readying itself for an increase in the number of immigrants living illegally in the country to seek work permits once President Barack Obama announces his executive action plans to change immigration rules. A draft contract proposal the government published earlier... more »
  • US: Most new immigrant families fail to report

    September 26, 2014 3:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to thousands of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the Mexican border. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and others would say only that they faced deportation. It turns out that tens of... more »
  • Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007

    September 12, 2014 4:12 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion. The Associated Press analyzed figures from the Homeland Security Department and found the agency is on pace to remove the fewest number of immigrants... more »
  • Rise in flags makes NFL defenders wary of contact

    August 28, 2014 2:44 AM

    A subtle change to the NFL rulebook resulted in an 822 percent increase in illegal contact penalties through three weeks of the preseason. Now the key question is not whether those calls will continue to rise in the regular season, because NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino is sure... more »
  • Report: White House didn't OK immigrant releases

    August 13, 2014 2:56 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - An internal Homeland Security Department report says immigration officials decided on their own, strictly for budget reasons, to release more than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013. Without consulting then-Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano or the White House, the agency ultimately freed 2,228 people. The lack of... more »
  • Local parishioners weigh in on illegal immigrant issues Play Video

    August 3, 2014 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In light of the recent influx of illegal immigrant children into the state, more and more people are joining the conversation on what to do about it. Governor Jindal has sent a letter to the White House blasting President Obama on claims that the government failed... more »
  • Obama to decide on immigration by end of summer

    August 3, 2014 11:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - A senior White House adviser says President Barack Obama will make a decision by the end of the summer on how to use his authority to address immigrants living illegally in the U.S. Dan Pfeiffer called reports that Obama might delay the deportation of up to 5 million... more »
  • Jindal wants details on immigrant children in La.

    July 31, 2014 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is blasting President Barack Obama's administration for providing few details to Louisiana officials about the more than 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been released to sponsors here. The Republican governor sent a letter Thursday to the president, saying placement of the children in... more »
  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    July 29, 2014 9:24 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America. The bill will cost $659 million through the end of this fiscal... more »
  • Central American leaders talk border crisis at the White House

    July 25, 2014 3:20 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S. He's hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border. Obama... more »
  • House, Senate in stalemate over border crisis

    July 23, 2014 2:49 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Democrats and House Republicans are moving separately to slash President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the southern border, but they're unlikely to end up with a deal that could pass both chambers. A Senate bill being unveiled Wednesday would allocate $2.7 billion for... more »
  • Drop in kids crossing the border

    July 21, 2014 7:42 PM

    WASHINGTON- The number of unaccompanied kids crossing the border has dropped by about half according to the White House. Press Secretary Josh Earnest says a daily average of about 150 children were caught along the Rio Grande border with Mexico in the first two weeks of July compared to... more »
  • Vitter discusses his solution to the U.S. border crisis Play Video

    July 21, 2014 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tensions at the U.S.-Mexico border are high as wave after wave of illegal migrant children spill over into the United States. U.S. Senator and gubernatorial candidate David Vitter (R-Louisiana) stopped by 2une In this morning to talk about his bill he says is the solution to the... more »
  • Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

    July 21, 2014 2:11 AM

    TECUN UMAN, Guatemala - Human smuggling is a high-risk, often high-yield business, with migrants in Latin America paying $5,000-$10,000 each for the long, illegal journey in the care of smugglers. Smugglers, known as "coyotes," say they must pay off officials, gangs operating on trains and drug cartels controlling the routes... more »

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