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  • 2 in custody for shooting of 5 at Tulsa event

    October 13, 2013 12:30 PM

    TULSA- Two men are in custody and facing multiple charges in the shooting of five people at a Hmong New Year's festival in Tulsa. Authorities on Sunday were holding 21-year-old Boonmlee Lee and 19-year-old Meng Lee, both of Tulsa. Each faces five counts of shooting with intent to kill plus... more »
  • City inspectors close case involving storage shed rental

    May 28, 2013 10:30 PM

    GONZALES- The case involving a councilman who charged a woman rent to live in a shed has been closed, authorities said Tuesday. Building inspectors cited Tim Vessel for issues and dropped their investigation after he made changes and became compliant with laws. Read more about the allegations HERE .... more »
  • Woman evicted from councilman's storage shed Play Video

    May 21, 2013 6:14 PM

    GONZALES - A woman filed a police report claiming Gonzales City Councilman Tim Vessel was stealing utilities from neighbors to power his storage shed where she lived for nearly a year. In a Gonzales Police report obtained by News 2, Debra Williams gave detectives copies of monthly rent receipts... more »
  • 3 groups weigh in against vouchers

    March 15, 2013 6:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Three organizations opposed to Louisiana's private school tuition voucher program are weighing in on the issue ahead of state Supreme Court arguments next week. Americans United for Separation of Church and State, The Interfaith Alliance Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union said Friday they filed a... more »
  • Two shot near LSU trying to wrestle gun from suspect Play Video

    November 20, 2012 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men are recovering from gunshot wounds to their hands after confronting a suspect who tried to rob two women at gunpoint. Around 1:00 a.m. today, Baton Rouge Police responded to the 700 block of East Boyd Drive near Nicholson. Investigators said it happened while... more »
  • Jordan Jefferson back in EBR Parish Prison Play Video

    October 30, 2012 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson is back in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after violating the conditions of his bond. District Judge Chip Moore revoked Jefferson's 2011 bond for his simple battery arrest, then ordered him back to jail by 2pm. Jefferson was arrested last... more »
  • Tougher road ahead for minors caught drinking Play Video

    September 20, 2012 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge prosecutor's office now offers a new pre-trial intervention program for minors caught in possession of alcohol. The $750, four-month program is intended for first-time offenders who face Minor In Possession charges. The misdemeanor MIP will be expunged once minors complete the steps. ... more »
  • Woman hides in bathroom while home is robbed Play Video

    August 2, 2012 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police spent the afternoon searching for two men who broke into a home in the Worthington Estates subdivision. A woman who lived there said she was taking a nap when someone knocked on the front door, but by the time she got up to check it,... more »
  • Hammond man held in vehicle break-ins

    July 5, 2012 2:43 PM

    HAMMOND - A Hammond man has been arrested in connection with dozens of vehicle burglaries in Tangipahoa Parish. James Janicholas Keys, 19, was arrested at the Greyhound bus station in Baton Rouge. Tangipahoa Sheriff Daniel Edwards said Keys was detained on two warrants from Tangipahoa was arrested by Baton Rouge... more »
  • Jason Ard sworn in as Livingston Parish Sheriff Play Video

    June 29, 2012 5:29 PM

    LIVINGSTON- In front of hundreds of supporters and elected officials Jason Ard took his oath of office and was sworn in as the Sheriff of Livingston Parish. It's the first time in 36 years the sheriff's last name won't be Graves, as former Sheriff Willie Graves steps into retirement. ... more »
  • BRPD: Car murders not connected Play Video

    March 5, 2012 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Since the beginning of 2012, Baton Rouge Police have investigated six murders where the victim was shot inside a car. Five of those happened in a two mile radius from I-110 east to Greenwell Springs Road and south of Choctaw. 25-year-old Jeremy Stewart is the... more »
  • Landrieu says she's definitely in for 2014 race

    March 5, 2012 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says she "definitely" plans to run for a fourth term in two years. The Democrat from New Orleans tossed aside speculation that she was going to end her congressional career after 18 years in the Senate. Landrieu wouldn't comment specifically Monday... more »
  • Guns In Schools airs tonight at 10 Play Video

    February 27, 2012 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - News2's Chris Nakamoto spoke to Juvenile Court Judge Kathleen Richey about the growing problem of students bringing firearms into the classroom and how she presides over the cases. Watch the full story tonight at 10 p.m. more »
  • Divers, crane in place for Italy ship fuel pumping

    January 24, 2012 6:29 AM

    ROME - Workers and equipment are moving into place to begin pumping out the half-million gallons of fuel from the toppled Costa Concordia before it spills into the pristine seas off Tuscany. A crew believed to be from the Dutch shipwreck salvage firm Smit was seen on the bow of... more »
  • Murder suspect turns himself in to authorities

    December 27, 2011 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A murder suspect surrendered to authorities searching for him earlier this morning, according to Baton Rouge Police. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Joshua Edward Dixon, 19, turned himself in to the Baton Rouge Police and U. S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force today. Dixon was accused of... more »
  • EBR District Attorney talks about Gas for Guns program Play Video

    November 17, 2011 12:42 PM

    East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore spoke with John Pastorek Thursday morning about the governor's child protection order, the Gas for Guns program, and how communities can resolve conflicts peacefully. more »
  • Schedler sworn in as La. secretary of state

    November 1, 2011 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tom Schedler has been sworn in as secretary of state. Schedler, a Republican former state senator, defeated GOP House Speaker Jim Tucker to complete the remaining unexpired term of former Secretary of State Jay Dardenne, as well as the next four-year term that starts in January.... 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 »

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