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  • Police investigating attempted-murder suicide

    February 12, 2016 8:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge confirm they are investigating an attempted murder-suicide. The shooting happened around 7 p.m. Friday night in the 1600 block of Woodale Court, near Airline Highway. It's unclear at the time of this post if the gunman or victim is deceased. The other... more »
  • Discipline record accuses cop of telling store clerk: 'Don't call the Baton Rouge Police Department' Play Video

    February 10, 2016 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An 11-year-veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department with a checkered disciplinary history recently received a "letter of caution" for allegedly trying to walk out of a store near Baker with items he didn't purchase . Documents obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit show the Texaco... more »
  • Shooting death investigation caused I-10 delays Wednesday

    February 10, 2016 12:26 PM

    RAMAH - A shooting death investigation closed a lane on the I-10 Basin Bridge and caused a 10-mile long traffic jam Wednesday. One lane on the westbound side just west of Ramah in Iberville Parish closed before lunch. Emergency vehicles could be seen in the state traffic camera looking... more »
  • Death of pelican during parade under federal investigation

    February 10, 2016 12:13 PM

    PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. - State and federal authorities are investigating the death of a juvenile pelican after Sunday's St. Paul's Carnival Association parade in Pass Christian. The Sun Herald reports U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks are investigating the death to determine if parade attendees... more »
  • Suspect in car wash worker's shooting death turns himself in

    February 10, 2016 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say the suspect in the shooting death of a man who worked at a Scenic Highway car wash Tuesday morning has turned himself in to law enforcement. 57-year-old Gregory Netter will be booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of second degree... more »
  • Death of pelican during parade under federal investigation

    February 10, 2016 6:58 AM

    PASS CHRISTIAN, MS.- State and federal authorities are investigation the death of a juvenile pelican after Sunday's St. Paul's Carnival Association parade in Pass Christian. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks are investigating the death to determine if parade attendees played a part in its... more »
  • Former State Veterans Affairs head accused of cronyism and lying about military service Play Video

    February 1, 2016 7:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state audit published early Monday morning paints a damning portrait of a former Jindal appointee. David LaCerte, the former head of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, is accused of several shady activities ranging from cronyism to cover-ups. LaCerte had worked for LDVA since 2010, first... more »
  • Deputies investigate death of 51-year-old Terrebonne Parish man

    January 22, 2016 11:33 AM

    MONTEGUT - Sheriff’s deputies in Terrebonne Parish are investigating the death of a man who was found dead at a residence in Montegut Thursday morning. 51-year-old Kurt Kenneth Turner was pronounced dead at the scene by the Terrebonne Parish Coroner’s Office after attempts by EMS to revive him were... more »
  • Crash victim's daughter believes obstruction caused wreck Play Video

    January 19, 2016 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The daughter of a man killed in a vehicle crash Friday wants the city to clear what she believes are obstructions blocking drivers' views of traffic. "You cannot see that the traffic is coming," Gina Ohlendorf said in an interview with WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington Tuesday.... more »
  • Sheriff on attack victims' arrest: 'the average individual can connect the dots'

    January 15, 2016 3:51 PM

    GONZALES - The sheriff of Ascension Parish responded Friday to concerns crime victims were arrested on drug charges after reporting a home invasion earlier this week. Clay and Dana Cowart, both 45, and their daughter, Tayler, 18, were charged with various drug offenses after Dana Cowart called for help,... more »
  • Murder frustrates people who live near crime scene Play Video

    January 15, 2016 12:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Already, people living in one area of the city are frustrated with violence in 2016. " This community doesn't deserve it. It's frustrating," East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore said two nights ago at the scene of the first murder within city limits this... more »
  • Extradition process begins for area murder suspect jailed in Germany

    January 12, 2016 8:26 PM

    ETHEL - Local and federal authorities have started the extradition process for a woman jailed in Germany facing charges in Louisiana. Dulce Maria Funez, 34, is wanted in connection with the death of Connie and Eddie Earl Hall. The couple was found stabbed to death in their Ethel home... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly Coy Avenue shooting

    January 9, 2016 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a 28-year-old woman was shot and killed Saturday night in the southern portion of East Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies said Kourtney Thomas died in the shooting, which happened just before 9 p.m. in the 8600 block of Coy Ave. near the intersection of... more »
  • Case surrounding school raid closed

    January 5, 2016 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A criminal investigation into the operator of Kenilworth Science and Technology School, a charter school on Boone Avenue, has been closed. The WBRZ Investigative Unit learned the U.S. Attorneys Office closed its inquiry into the school. Letters between the school's attorneys and authorities confirmed the investigation is... more »
  • Police search for vehicle in hit and run of child

    December 25, 2015 12:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are searching for a car and its driver after a 7-year-old boy was hit and left in the road. Baton Rouge Police released the details of the hit-and-run Thursday. The incident happened Wednesday night on the 1900 block of N Ardenwood Drive near Greenwell Springs... more »
  • Teen charged in accidental shooting of kid cousin

    December 23, 2015 5:36 PM

    BATO N ROUGE - Police arrested an 18-year-old Wednesday after a shooting injured a 16-year-old inside a house on Jefferson Avenue. Detectives said Corie Burge was playing with a gun with his unidentified teenage cousin when the gun fired. The 16-year-old was hit in the torso and taken to... more »
  • Joint state investigation launched into Angola allegations Play Video

    December 18, 2015 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple state authorities said Friday they were launching a joint investigation into allegations of wrongdoing at Angola state penitentiary. Representatives with Louisiana State Police, the state Inspector General's Office and the Department of Corrections said they were looking further into "rumors" about Angola operations, but would... more »
  • Authorities investigate shooting in St. Gabriel Play Video

    December 14, 2015 6:59 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Sheriff's deputies said they're assisting with a shooting investigation in the city limits of St. Gabriel Monday afternoon. A spokesperson for the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said shots were fired at two different times during the day, and St. Gabriel Police initially handled the investigation. ... more »
  • Search warrant issued to check state office in possible malfeasance investigation

    December 10, 2015 10:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A state investigator searched the office of a former government official Thursday in relation to possible malfeasance in office. The WBRZ Investigative Unit obtained the search warrant signed by 19th JDC Judge Beau Higginbotham. The order g a ve a criminal investigator with the Louisiana Office... more »
  • River Road house fire prompts arson investigation by St. George FD

    December 7, 2015 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say a house fire that happened on River Road early Sunday morning was suspicious in nature, and they’re now investigating what they say is a potential case of arson. Units from the St. George Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 10400... more »
  • US Attorney General announces civil rights probe

    December 7, 2015 10:37 AM

    WASHINGTON, D. C. - Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced a federal civil rights investigation of the Chicago police department. The investigation will search for patterns of unconstitutional policing practices throughout the police force. The announcement comes nearly two weeks after the city released the explosive video of a white... more »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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