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  • Afghan hospital said to be misidentified before being bombed

    November 25, 2015 10:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - An investigative report on the U.S. air attack that killed more than two dozen civilians at a medical charity's hospital in northern Afghanistan last month says the crew of the attacking plane misidentified the target, believing it to be a government compound taken over by the Taliban. The... more »
  • Robber threatens to kill worker, handcuffs woman in heist

    November 25, 2015 12:22 AM

    HAMMOND - Police are searching for men who may be connected to two business robberies. At one, an unidentified man threatened to kill an employee. The department shared surveillance video of the most violent altercation on its Facebook Tuesday. The robberies happened in October. "Do you want to... more »
  • Infant at center of second child neglect case since April Play Video

    November 10, 2015 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A child has been a victim twice in two separate cases dealing with abuse and neglect, police confirmed Monday. Friday, Toni Mckines, 45, was charged with cruelty to juveniles after her grandchild was taken to the emergency room with severe injuries. At first, Mckines, told hospital... more »
  • Fire Marshal says "we've found no defects" on fair ride

    October 30, 2015 8:28 PM

    Baton Rouge - The 20 year old woman injured after falling out of her seat on the Gee Wiz ride, suffered a fractured elbow and ribs, according to the State's Fire Marshal's office. State Fire Marshal, Butch Browning told News 2 the ride will not be in operation for... more »
  • Preliminary report blames engine trouble for deadly plane crash

    October 30, 2015 12:04 AM

    HAMMOND - A preliminary investigation blames a loss of engine power during takeoff for a deadly crash at the airport in Tangipahoa Parish recently. John Harris, of Denham Springs, was a passenger on the plane and died. The pilot of the Cessna 421B was from Lafayette. A more... more »
  • Deputies: Child died after being hit in driveway Wednesday

    October 28, 2015 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A child died after being run over in a driveway Wednesday evening. Sheriff's deputies said the child was taken to the hospital by family members and pronounced dead from the injuries. The incident is still under investigation, a department spokesperson said in a news release. ... more »
  • Suspicious death of dog prompts investigation by Slidell Police

    October 27, 2015 6:32 PM

    SLIDELL - An unusual investigation is underway in St. Tammany Parish after police uncovered a dead dog with a bag over its head inside of a Slidell home Monday night. Slidell Police say they responded to what seemed like a routine residential burglary, but the case took a strange... more »
  • Sheriff seeks information on officer-student confrontation

    October 27, 2015 7:52 AM

    COLUMBIA- Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has asked the FBI in South Carolina to investigate the confrontation between a school resource officers and a female high school student in Columbia. Sheriff's Lt. Curtis Wilson said in a statement Tuesday that Lott has followed up the request with a letter to... more »
  • Veterans Affairs employee arrested in state investigation

    October 22, 2015 11:47 PM

    JACKSON - A state employee was arrested on a warrant from the Office of State Inspector General Thursday. Todd Price is accused of deleting public records dealing with a patient who fell out of a bed at the Louisiana Veterans Home. Price was the director of nursing at the... more »
  • Body found in Livingston believed to be missing man from Tangipahoa

    October 22, 2015 10:41 PM

    ROBERT - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish are questioning people in the death of a 29-year-old man who has been missing since September. A body was found in Livingston Parish Wednesday, authorities revealed late Thursday. The body has not been identified, but deputies in Tangipahoa Parish believe it is... more »
  • Authorities search field connected to Duplantier murders check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 22, 2015 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement agencies confirmed that information of a possible buried body at a Duplantier property sparked an hour-long search in Baton Rouge Thursday. Just before 6 p.m., Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said confirmed that someone told authorities that 42-year-old Ernesto Llerena Alonso had killed another person and... more »
  • Firefighter charged with setting woods fires

    October 16, 2015 10:14 PM

    JONESBORO - Authorities arrested a man for setting a string of woods fires in 2010 and 2011. Justin Murphy, 22, was charged with setting six fires in Jackson Parish where he was a volunteer firefighter, the Department of Agriculture and Forestry said in a news release Friday. Investigators questioned... more »
  • Man from Denham Springs one of two killed in Wednesday plane crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 15, 2015 3:06 PM

    HAMMOND - Federal investigators will base much of their investigation into a deadly plane crash around radio transmissions between the airport tower and a doomed aircraft. The Cessna 421 turbo-prop hit the ground in a near vertical nosedive after making a steep bank, the NTSB said in a news... more »
  • BRCC investigating threatening note reportedly found at Mid City campus

    October 7, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Community College says it is currently investigating a threatening note that was reportedly posted at the BRCC Mid City campus. The BRCC Police Department said they were provided with a digital image of the note, which was making the rounds on social media Wednesday,... more »
  • Fire marshal thinks child stood up during ride check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 7, 2015 12:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Investigators said Wednesday it looks like a 10-year-old unbuckled herself and stood up during a ride at the Livingston Parish fair Tuesday night, which caused her to fall and be pinned under the ride. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said three people in all were injured in... more »
  • Investigation: Secret Service tried to discredit US lawmaker

    September 30, 2015 5:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - A new government report concludes that scores of Secret Service employees improperly accessed the decade-old job application of the congressman who was investigating scandals inside the agency. An assistant director was caught suggesting officials leak embarrassing information to retaliate against Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican who is... more »
  • Planned Parenthood chief says Congress should be investigating activists instead

    September 29, 2015 6:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - The president of Planned Parenthood is asking why Congress is investigating her group -- instead of investigating the anti-abortion activists who secretly made recordings in which Planned Parenthood officials talk about providing fetal tissue for research. Cecile Richards testified before a House panel today. She says it's... more »
  • Fraud suspect from BR focus of ABC News report

    September 23, 2015 11:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than a month before he was arrested and accused in a national identity theft scheme, Donald Batiste was the focus of an ABC News investigation about the very scheme the Louisiana Attorney General accuses him of leading. "They're not telling the truth," Batiste said of... more »
  • Murdered woman's son, BR resident jailed in Iran

    September 18, 2015 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A day after an Iranian man was indicted for arranging the murder of his ex-wife, sources confirmed his son, who lives here as an American citizen and is not implicated in the crime, is jailed in Iran. Friends of Hamed Ghassemi, the son, said he left... more »
  • Pastor investigated, sentenced in federal court check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 15, 2015 8:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pastor under investigation for questionable business practices was sentenced in federal court Tuesday afternoon. Judge Brian Jackson sentenced Reginald Stewman to three years probation, calling his conduct "deceitful, dishonest and wrong." The Investigative Unit first reported on his questionable handling of special needs adults in... more »
  • Neighbors react to man getting shot in front of doorstep check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 3, 2015 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is ongoing after a man was shot on South Sherwood Forest near Major Oak Thursday morning. Authorities said a 33-year-old driver knocked down a light pole and swiped another vehicle before he finally stopped, facing oncoming traffic. That's when an off-duty security guard approached the... more »
  • Investigation underway at BRCC over students' credentials check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 24, 2015 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Serious questions are being raised about hundreds of credentials students received at Baton Rouge Community College. Out of state investigators are digging deep into records at BRCC this week. It centers around hundreds of students who received credentials for trade jobs, where there's no proof they met... more »
  • EPA watchdog investigating toxic mine spill in Colorado

    August 17, 2015 3:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the cause of a massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine that unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers that supply water to at least three states. The inspector general's office said the investigation also... more »
  • Police investigating disturbance at Islamic Center

    August 14, 2015 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said Friday they're investigating an incident at the Islamic Center in Baton Rouge involving a man with a gun. Baton Rouge Police said around 9:20 p.m. Thursday they were called to the center near Louisiana State Police headquarters for reports of an armed man causing... more »
  • Port Allen voter fraud investigation to end due to lack of evidence

    August 13, 2015 4:10 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Following final testimony held on Thursday, the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says it has decided to abandon the investigation into reports of voter fraud that happened during Port Allen's 2014 mayoral race. A release from the Sheriff's Office says obvious "irregularities" were turned up... more »
  • Baton Rouge Fire Department investigates arson

    August 9, 2015 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating an arson that took place in the 2000 block of Gore Road. Investigators are in the process of interviewing neighbors in the area to try to piece together what happened. Tammy Douglas lives next door to the torched... more »
  • None hurt after reported shooting near Camp Shelby

    August 4, 2015 3:56 PM

    HATTIESBURG, MS - The Mississippi National Guard says soldiers reported shots fired during a training exercise at Camp Shelby, but no service members were hurt. The Guard said in a news release Tuesday that the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center is secure and all personnel accounted for. The... more »
  • Investigators working to bring apartments up to code after deadly fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 31, 2015 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators with the State Fire Marshal and Baton Rouge Fire Department spent Friday looking into the cause of a deadly fire on Carlotta Street near the LSU campus. The fire killed 37-year-old James Mobley and injured another man Thursday morning. Investigators are also trying to determine... more »
  • State Police investigate shooting where suspect wielded BB gun

    July 29, 2015 2:29 PM

    HOUMA - Louisiana State Police detectives are investigating an officer involved shooting that happened just before noon on Monday near the intersection of Woodlawn Ranch Road and LA 56 in Terrebonne Parish. According to State Police, the shooting happened at the end of a chase involving a theft suspect... more »
  • Police release pictures of theater gunman's car

    July 28, 2015 11:15 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Police released images of John Russell Houser's car, hoping to build a larger case against the movie theater gunman. The images were taken after police took the car from the movie theater, where Houser appeared to have staged his getaway but shot and killed himself instead. In... more »
  • Heroin sting, 'Operation Fishnet', ends with 15 arrests

    July 27, 2015 1:31 PM

    ST. TAMMANY PARISH - Deputies say 15 suspects are behind bars on charges that connect them to a loosely organized heroin ring based in St. Tammany Parish as efforts to curtail a drug abuse epidemic continue. The 14 month-long, multi-jurisdictional investigation was carried out by a narcotics taskforce made... more »
  • Report: New Orleans parking officers parked themselves in coffee shops

    July 22, 2015 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' inspector general has issued a report critical of the city's parking enforcement division. Wednesday's report says the head of the division took nine months to hand over documents needed for an investigation. It said some parking officers made themselves appear productive by ticketing vehicles of... more »
  • New details recount soldiers' reaction in Chattanooga shooting

    July 22, 2015 12:37 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The FBI says a military service member opened fire on the Chattanooga gunman after he crashed through the gates of a military facility there. Ed Reinhold, the FBI's special agent in charge in Knoxville, said during a news conference Wednesday that a service member fired at... more »
  • DA says Texas jail death needs 'thorough review'

    July 21, 2015 8:45 AM

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas- The prosecutor in a Texas county where authorities say a woman hanged herself in a jail cell is calling for a "thorough review" of the case, saying it's too soon to rule her death a suicide. Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said at a news conference Monday... more »
  • Planned Parenthood: Video latest in 10 years' harassment

    July 20, 2015 3:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - Planned Parenthood says a secret video released last week by an anti-abortion group is a fraud and part of a decade long pattern of illegal harassment aimed at prohibiting abortion and intimidating women and doctors. The video was released last week by the Center for Medical Progress. It... more »
  • More investigations target Planned Parenthood policies

    July 16, 2015 4:50 PM

    The governors of Georgia and Indiana and Ohio's attorney general on Thursday ordered investigations of Planned Parenthood facilities in their states to determine if organs from aborted fetuses were being sold. They come after Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced his own investigations , asking state health officials and the... more »
  • Jindal continues push against Planned Parenthood

    July 15, 2015 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal continued his push against Planned Parenthood after a video from pro-life advocates claimed group was selling fetal remains. Jindal's office released a letter Wednesday in which the governor asked the state Inspector General to join an investigation into the claims made by the... more »
  • Review of DCFS welcomed by all after discovery of malnourished teen check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 14, 2015 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Allegations are swirling that the Louisiana Department of Children and Family services may have ignored more cases, and the government agency is working to clear the air. Tuesday, State Representative Alfred Williams announced he has been contacted by fifteen people who feel their complaints to DCFS dealing... more »
  • Jindal orders investigation into Planned Parenthood claims

    July 14, 2015 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday he was directing state health officials to investigate claims Planned Parenthood was selling fetal body parts harvested after abortions. That claim was made by a pro-life advocacy group called the Center for Medical Progress, which posted a hidden camera video on... more »
  • DCFS: No prior evidence of abuse, neglect for 47-pound teen check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2015 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state lawmaker sent a letter demanding the Department of Children and Family Services investigate how they handled the case of a 15-year-old who was found only weighing 47 pounds this week in Baton Rouge. However, the agency's secretary said their case workers never found evidence... more »
  • Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle's Home Searched by FBI

    July 7, 2015 12:38 PM

    ZIONSVILLE, Ind. - The FBI has raided the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle as part of an investigation, authorities told ABC News today. Fogle was seen at his Zionsville, Indiana, home during the search this morning. Authorities would not elaborate on the nature of the investigation, though... more »
  • Grand jury canceled, AG to handle case involving chief's son

    July 6, 2015 11:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General for the State of Louisiana will handle the progress of a case involving the son of an area police chief. Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies believe Kevin Ambeau , Jr., shot two people after a fight in St. Gabriel but was not charged in... more »
  • Daycare at center of federal drug probe closed check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 2, 2015 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A daycare at the center of a federal drug investigation is closed. A WBRZ news crew found the doors locked, parking lot empty, and the playground in the back quiet even though toys were tossed about Thursday afternoon. Neighbors, who asked not to be identified, said... more »
  • Kids charged in Garden District arson check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 1, 2015 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested two kids for setting a car and carport on fire Wednesday afternoon. Investigators told WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington , the kids are 11 and 12. Since they are so young, their names were not released. Investigators detained the juveniles shortly after the fire,... more »
  • Official: Fire at South Carolina black church wasn't arson

    July 1, 2015 1:07 PM

    GREELEYVILLE, S.C. - The latest church fire in South Carolina does not appear to be a criminal act, according to two sources familiar with the investigation. Officials said investigators from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were on scene at Mt. Zion AME Church in Greeleyville,... more »
  • BRPD investigating Coursey Blvd armed robbery

    June 29, 2015 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking to identify the suspect behind a robbery at a convenience store on Coursey Blvd early Monday morning. According to detectives, a man walked into the Circle K Store at 12891 Coursey Blvd, pulled out a handgun and demanded money from the register. The... more »
  • Toddler killed after touching exposed wires on A/C unit

    June 22, 2015 10:14 PM

    ADDIS - A one-year-old was electrocuted after touching exposed electrical wires on an air conditioner unit Monday. Sources in the West Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's office said the ground was wet around the unit, which had been leaking. The incident happened at a duplex in the 7500 block of... more »
  • EBRSO investigating possible rape, abduction in Zachary check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 18, 2015 7:37 PM

    ZACHARY - A woman who said she was abducted and raped is recovering in a hospital in Zachary on Thursday. Residents on Brian-Chad Avenue in Zachary said they saw a woman walking in a daze, looking for help. Michelle Stanfill was standing outside of her house Thursday morning when... more »
  • USS Kidd board won't seek restitution from former director

    June 10, 2015 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Commissioners overseeing the operations of the USS Kidd and its land-based museum decided not to seek restitution from former director Maury Drummond, accused by state auditors of improper use of public funds. Drummond retired amid allegations he was not spending the non-profit organization's money appropriately. Since... more »
  • Man shot, killed Wednesday night in Baton Rouge

    June 10, 2015 8:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was shot and killed on his grandmother's porch Wednesday night. Police said Anthony Johnson, 23, was gunned down in the 1800 block of Plank Road. Police set up crime scene tape in the area, which is near the intersection of Plank and Jefferson Avenue... more »
  • Teacher resigns amid sexual misconduct investigation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 10, 2015 6:14 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A high school teacher at St. John Catholic High School resigned as an investigation into alleged misconduct with another student began. Documents obtained by the Investigative Unit show the complaint was first filed by the principal at the school last December. We're told the principal received a tip... more »
  • Arson blamed for Tuesday evening house fire

    June 9, 2015 9:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters believe someone set a house ablaze Tuesday evening. Investigators determined the cause of a house fire on Davenport Avenue to be arson. The back of the house, in a neighborhood near the intersection of Thomas Road and Scotland Avenue, was engulfed in flames when firefighters... more »
  • Black Hawk crash investigation findings released

    June 4, 2015 9:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An investigation into a deadly military helicopter crash found the Black Hawk's pilots became disoriented and lost control after hitting heavy nighttime fog during a joint training exercise. The March 10 crash off the coast of Florida killed four Louisiana-based Guardsmen and seven U. S. Marines.... more »
  • Police: Teenage sex trafficking victim saved, 1 arrested

    June 3, 2015 7:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- In a multi-agency human trafficking investigation in metro New Orleans, a 17-year-old victim has been rescued and a man police believe was her pimp has been arrested. State police say in a news release that 26-year-old James Muse of New Orleans was arrested Saturday without incident. The human... more »
  • 2 dead, 2 wounded in New Orleans shooting

    May 26, 2015 7:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and two others injured. The shooting happened early Tuesday morning. Police say the bodies of two men were found in a parking lot. They say a 30-year-old man and a 31 year-old woman were taken to... more »
  • BRPD investigating shooting at apartment complex

    May 18, 2015 8:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting that happened in Baton Rouge Monday night. It happened at an apartment complex near the intersection of Longridge Avenue and S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. BRPD Cpl. L'Jean McKneely says the victim only suffered a graze wound. No arrests have been made,... more »
  • Elected official violates bid law purchasing ritzy rides check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 18, 2015 6:08 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - If you drive a vehicle less than $60,000, does it anger you that an elected official used your tax money to purchase two luxury vehicles totaling nearly $110,000? Iberville Parish Assessor Randy Sexton is under fire tonight after the WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered he violated the public... more »
  • DCFS investigating SNAP fraud after storms check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 8, 2015 4:32 PM

    NEW IBERIA - State family services officials said Friday they're investigating possible food benefits fraud in Iberia Parish after recent severe weather. Secretary Suzy Sonnier with the Department of Children and Family Services said people who lost power during the April 27 storms could get replacement money from the... more »
  • Accused kidnapper has criminal past involving children check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 7, 2015 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As a murder investigation continues in Baton Rouge, court records show a criminal history linked to children for a man accused of kidnapping a murdered woman's daughter. Wednesday night Baton Rouge Police arrested 24-year-old Curtis King and 22-year-old Daaria Thomas for allegedly kidnapping 2-year-old A'Kyleana "AK"... more »
  • Agents search rural pharmacy

    May 5, 2015 6:41 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Federal agents raided a pharmacy in Iberville Parish Tuesday, but mystery surrounds why they were there. Sources told WBRZ News 2, numerous state agencies assisted in a search warrant for records and computers related to a fraud investigation. The FDA was part of the operation. ... more »
  • Six-figure settlement ends dispute between Slaughter, McCain check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 4, 2015 6:54 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A two-year legal dispute between former Port Allen mayor Deedy Slaughter and her chief financial officer ended with Audrey McCain agreeing to a six-figure settlement. Attorneys for the city and McCain came to terms over a $112,000 settlement to end her lawsuit against Slaughter, who McCain... more »
  • NFL rejects Collins' supplemental draft request

    April 30, 2015 5:30 PM

    CHICAGO - The NFL rejected a request Thursday from LSU football star La'el Collins to be placed in a supplemental draft while police try to question him about a woman's murder in Baton Rouge. Collins' representatives made the request so they could have time to clear up the connection... more »
  • BRPD to meet with La'el Collins after draft

    April 30, 2015 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police investigating a murder in Baton Rouge said they've agreed to meet with LSU football standout La'el Collins after the NFL Draft to interview him about the victim, who police said he used to have a relationship with. Cpl. Don Coppola with BRPD said they're not... more »
  • BRPD trying to interview LSU football star in murder investigation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 28, 2015 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police confirmed to News 2 Tuesday that they're trying to interview LSU football standout La'el Collins in connection with the shooting death of a pregnant woman in Baton Rouge. Police said 29-year-old Brittney Mills was shot and killed Friday night at her residence on Ship Drive.... more »
  • Small town chief must resign after plea deal over DWI scheme check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 28, 2015 3:22 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - The town will lose its police chief under a plea deal the now former officer reached with prosecutors in a criminal case over a DWI where the records were cooked. In July 2012, Chief James Jones (pictured right) and Mayor Charles Martin (pictured left) were indicted for... more »
  • Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

    April 16, 2015 10:34 AM

    GULF OF MEXICO - Down to just one full-time employee, Taylor Energy Company exists for only one reason: to fight an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade. The New Orleans-based company has downplayed the leak's... more »
  • Police: College shooting being investigated as hate crime

    April 14, 2015 10:48 AM

    GOLDSBORO, N.C. - Police say they are investigating the fatal shooting of a North Carolina community college worker as a possible hate crime. Goldsboro police Sgt. Jeremy Sutton refused to say Tuesday what hate crime was being investigated. Brent Hood, who was the supervisor of shooting victim Ron Lane, says... more »
  • Slidell teen accused of child porn possession

    April 10, 2015 10:30 AM

    SLIDELL - Authorities and members of the Attorney General's Office accused a Slidell man of having child porn after a joint investigation. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said investigators arrested Jarrett Wayne Tillman, 19, on 22 counts of child pornography recently. Caldwell said work by the AG's Cyber Crime... more »
  • Police investigating pair of shootings on Blvd De Province

    April 9, 2015 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a pair of Wednesday night shootings on the same street, one of which sent one person to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. Officers said they arrived on the scene in the 1900 block of Blvd De Province around 10... more »
  • DA investigating forged St. George signatures

    April 7, 2015 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - District Attorney Hillar Moore confirmed Tuesday that his office is looking into possible charges after forged signatures were discovered on the petition to ask voters to incorporate the southern portion of East Baton Rouge Parish into a new city named St. George. Three people reported last... more »
  • Motorcycle officer hit, taken to hospital in Friday night crash

    March 27, 2015 8:42 PM

    BAKER - A Baton Rouge Police Department motorcycle officer was injured and taken to a hospital after a car crash on Highway 19 Friday evening. Baker Police said the city police officer was driving on the highway when another motorist pulled out from a side street and the two... more »
  • Neighborhood appalled at latest shooting

    March 26, 2015 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for answers after a woman was found shot in a Baton Rouge auto body store parking lot Thursday. Investigators identified the victim as Jemina Williams, 34. She was shot multiple times. Investigators believe the shooting happened around 8 a.m. in the 2600 block... more »
  • LSU frat suspended during investigation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 24, 2015 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU officials said Tuesday they're investigating possible misconduct by the school's Acacia fraternity, which is on interim suspension for the moment. LSU spokesperson Ernie Ballard did not go into specifics, saying the university was working with the Acacia national office, the alumni and chapter leadership to... more »
  • Police investigate fatal accident involving dirt bike

    March 23, 2015 5:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 30-year-old man died when the dirt bike he was driving struck a metal bar. Officer Hilal Williams says the accident happened shortly before 1 a.m. Monday, near the intersection of North Peters and Flood Streets. Williams said the victim was pronounced dead... more »
  • Funeral for fallen soldier in Hammond today

    March 23, 2015 5:42 AM

    HAMMOND - Family and friends gathered Monday in Hammond to honor one of the National Guardsmen killed in a military helicopter crash two weeks ago. George Wayne Griffin, Jr. served in the military for more than two decades, including two tours in Iraq. His body was greeted by police... more »
  • New Orleans police investigate fatal burglary

    March 23, 2015 5:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating the shooting death of a home owner during a burglary. Officer Hilal Williams said in a news release officers responded to a burglary in progress call Sunday night and found a man dead inside his home. Police have not released the 54-year-old... more »
  • Four cars collide head-on early Monday morning

    March 23, 2015 5:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation underway into an early Monday morning crash in Baton Rouge. Four cars collided near 4 a.m. On Mickens Road Near Copper Oaks Drive and Joor Road. The cars hit head on, and at least one went off the road. It is unknown if... more »
  • 30 state, federal, local investigators probe hanging death

    March 20, 2015 4:52 PM

    PORT GIBSON, MS - The FBI says a black man found hanging in Mississippi is Otis Byrd, a convicted killer whose family reported him missing more than two weeks ago. FBI special agent Don Alway said Friday that 30 federal, state and local investigators are on the case trying to... more »
  • 7 arrested, 1 at large in drug bust

    March 19, 2015 5:31 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested seven people and said one is still at large as part of a drug investigation in Ascension Parish which narcotics said involved an unusual type of narcotics. Deputies said the arrests were made after an investigation earlier this week which also turned up drugs,... more »
  • Two people injured in overnight shooting in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 18, 2015 8:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge are investigating the Capital City's latest shooting. It happened around midnight on Navajo Street, just off Plank Road. News 2 cameras showed several police officers in the area. EMS also responded to the call. Details surrounding exactly what happened are still... more »
  • Arson blamed for Tuesday night apartment fire

    March 17, 2015 9:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fire bug lit two vehicles on fire under the awning of an apartment Tuesday night and it spread to the building, the fire department said. One of eight units in the building at the Stumberg Condominiums on Stumberg Lane near the intersection of Jefferson Highway... more »
  • BR man arrested in international child porn case

    March 13, 2015 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in Louisiana said a joint effort between U. S. and Canadian law enforcement led to the arrest of a Baton Rouge man on charges of sexual exploitation of children. Investigators arrested Matthew Chaney Walker, 24, after they said a search of his home turned up... more »

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