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  • Two wanted in overnight deadly, quadruple shooting; victim identified Play Video

    April 28, 2016 12:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - At least two suspects opened fire inside a house on Kerrit Drive overnight, killing Leco Reshon Cole, 38, sheriff's deputies released before lunch. Reshon is from Baton Rouge, his address was listed as North 30th Street. Reshon was one of four people shot but was the... more »
  • Firefighters extinguish blaze at apartment complex off Sherwood Forest

    April 27, 2016 8:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge firefighters are working to put out hot spots after a fire broke out at an apartment complex off Sherwood Forest Drive. 911 dispatchers sent crews to the complex in the 11000 block of Stan Avenue, near Choctaw around 7 p.m. Wednesday. A spokesperson... more »
  • LSU fraternity under investigation after alleged incident

    April 27, 2016 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU is investigating the campus chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity due to an “alleged incident,” according to university officials. “We take behavioral issues or anything that impacts student safety seriously," LSU media relations director, Ernie Ballard said. According to Ballard, the university will follow the university's Policy... more »
  • Victim's former co-worker, roommate charged in deadly stabbing

    April 26, 2016 12:15 AM

    ZACHARY - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man and charged him with killing his former co-worker and ex-roommate. David Matthew Lyon, 37, was arrested Monday and charged with 2nd Degree Murder. Deputies used fingerprints found at the crime scene to identify him as the... more »
  • 911 call reveals moments before police kill Baker man Play Video

    April 23, 2016 12:32 AM

    MIAMI, FL - The Investigative Unit obtained 911 tapes detailing what happened moments before a Baker man was killed by police in Miami. "C'mon just leave me alone, you've done enough f***ing damage," a woman's voice says. " The voice belongs to the Francis Scot Dufore's ex. She... more »
  • Murdered Southern students laid to rest Saturday

    April 16, 2016 9:39 AM

    LAKE CHARLES – One of two funerals scheduled Saturday for murdered Southern University students will take place in this southwest Louisiana city. LaShuntae Benton was laid to rest around noon. Visitation started at 9 a.m. A wake was held the day before. Annette January was buried almost simultaneously... more »
  • Woman injured in shooting in Baton Rouge Friday night

    April 8, 2016 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was injured in a shooting outside an apartment complex in Baton Rouge Friday night, a BRPD spokesman says. The shooting happened just before 7 p.m. on North Ardenwood Drive near Villa Ashley Drive. Police say a black male walked up to a group standing... more »
  • UPDATE: Two burglars still at large after home invasion Play Video

    April 6, 2016 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are still investigating a home invasion that happened in the 1100 block of Wylie Drive in Baton Rouge Wednesday morning. The two burglars are still at large responsible for the home invasion along with a series of burglaries in the Woodstone subdivision, according to BRPD.... more »
  • Fire investigation underway at home on Amarillo Street

    March 29, 2016 11:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire on Amarillo Street Tuesday night. The fire broke out just before 9 p.m. Tuesday night. It took crews about 30 minutes to extinguish the blaze. Fire investigators believe it originated on an unattended pot on... more »
  • Witness says car was driving erratically before crashing into pole; 1 injured

    March 29, 2016 12:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was transported to the hospital Monday night after a car crashed into an electric pole. The accident happened on Geronimo St. in Baton Rouge. Few details are known at the time of this post, but a News 2 Crew was on scene when one person... more »
  • Police: Woman attempted to stab boyfriend during altercation

    March 29, 2016 12:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say an investigation is underway after a woman attempted to stab her boyfriend Monday night in Baton Rouge. The incident happened at an apartment complex on West Chimes Street. According to police, she swung a knife at her boyfriend during at altercation. The victim only suffered... more »
  • UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in Denham Springs shooting Monday night

    March 28, 2016 8:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs Police Department arrested 24-year-old Brian Allen responsible for a Monday night shooting in Denham Springs, killing a man and leaving one in critical condition. According to Detective Lemoine, Allen has been charged with first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, and felon in possession... more »
  • UPDATE: St. Mary Parish lifts shelter advisory following spill

    March 28, 2016 8:47 PM

    ST. MARY PARISH - Louisiana State Police Haz Mat lifted the shelter advisory in place for residents after an oil spill in Bayou Teche near the Adeline Bridge occurred on Monday night. Highway 87 is now open, accoriding to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office. The portion of Bayou... more »
  • Arrest made in Evangeline Street murder

    March 23, 2016 8:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have arrested the suspect in the murder of a man on Evangeline St. earlier this month. Michael Demond Davis, 32, turned himself in to police Wednesday. He's charged with 1st degree murder in the shooting death of Tyrone Dyer, 34, in the 3800... more »
  • Police identify suspect in Evangeline Street murder

    March 23, 2016 12:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have identified the suspect in the murder of a man on Evangeline St. earlier this month. Michael Demond Davis, 32, is wanted on 1st degree murder charges. He's accused of shooting Tyrone Dyer, 34, in the 3800 block Evangeline near Plank Rd. The victim's... more »
  • Unsolved BR murder case could be cracked by FBI phone cracking plan Play Video

    March 22, 2016 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Revelations that the FBI may have found a way inside terrorists cell phones Monday was optimistic news to investigators who are still trying to get inside a murder victim's locked iPhone. For almost a year, authorities in Baton Rouge have been trying to figure out who... more »
  • Police: Suspect stole hundreds of dollars worth of tools

    March 21, 2016 11:59 PM

    HAMMOND - The Hammond Police Department is asking for help identifying a thief caught on camera stealing several hundred dollars worth of tools from a truck parked at a business. This happened at Honey Do Services on South Morrison Boulevard. The suspect is identified as a white male driving a... more »
  • Armed robbery suspect arrested after being identified by his mom

    March 21, 2016 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man arrested for an armed robbery at a Circle K in Baton Rouge earlier this month was busted after being identified by his own mother. Tevin Gunter, 24, is charged with armed robbery. Investigators released surveillance video from the incident at a Circle K... more »
  • FBI finds way to unlock terrorists' phones; Dispute brought national attention to Baton Rouge woman's murder

    March 21, 2016 9:05 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO, CA - The FBI has cancelled a Tuesday hearing to discuss a dispute with Apple over their desire to unlock the Iphones of terrorists. The agency says they've found a 3rd party with the capability to unlock the phones of the two terrorists who killed 14 people in... more »
  • Worker died after being crushed by barge on river dock Friday

    March 18, 2016 7:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Coast Guard was on the scene of a deadly industrial accident on the Mississippi River until late Friday. A person died on a barge upriver of the Old Mississippi River Bridge. The USCG Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge was called to the scene to... more »
  • 4 LSU-Shreveport baseball players arrested in drug sting

    March 17, 2016 10:41 AM

    SHREVEPORT - State police say at least four LSU Shreveport baseball players are among 14 arrested for various drug-related offenses. In a statement, the school said 21-year-old Kevin Rosario, of Tampa, Florida, 24-year-old Austen Thrailkill, of Land O'Lakes, Florida, 22-year-old Mitch Jackman, of Vancouver, Canada and 23-year-old Oscar Meuris, of... more »
  • Judge seals interrogation recordings of couple accused of killing sex offender

    March 10, 2016 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge sealed recordings of detectives' interrogations of two high-profile murder suspects. The judge agreed with the pair's defense attorneys Thursday morning at a hearing that was scheduled after the WBRZ Investigative Unit filed a public records request asking the court to release the interviews. Following... more »
  • Fire that destroyed Denham Springs home started in shed; mom & 2 kids unharmed Play Video

    March 8, 2016 12:05 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Investigators believe a two-alarm fire that destroyed a Denham Springs home Monday night started in a shed that was attached to the residence. Fire investigators said they are looking at whether an electrical short sparked the blaze. The home was a total loss. The house... more »
  • 1 killed, multiple hurt in North Baton Rouge crash Friday

    March 4, 2016 6:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least one person has been confirmed dead after a wreck near the zoo Friday afternoon. Four people were rushed to area hospitals. Their conditions were not released. Specifics about the crash have also not been released. The wreck is near the intersection of... more »
  • Deputies searching for third suspect in year-old double murder

    March 3, 2016 5:49 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - In an effort to speed up the arrest of a man who has been wanted for a double murder for the last year, deputies in Ascension Parish went on Facebook. Demond Foley is wanted on two counts of first degree murder. Deputies believe he had a role... more »
  • BRPD using video from body cameras in investigations Play Video

    March 2, 2016 12:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday night leaders and residents discussed the desire to expand a pilot program for BPRD officer body cameras to the entire force. Most at the meeting at the MLK Community Center on Gus Young Avenue were in support of the program. It came in handy in February... more »
  • Arson suspected in mobile home fire

    February 29, 2016 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Arson investigators were called after a mobile home caught fire in Baton Rouge Monday night. The Baton Rouge Fire Department was dispatched to Magnolia Mobile Homes Estate, off Victoria near Winbourne just before 8 p.m. Monday. They were able to quickly extinguish the flames quickly and... more »
  • Councilman says domestic abuse arrest was 'misunderstanding' Play Video

    February 23, 2016 12:08 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Monday night, a city councilman in Denham Springs returned to his seat for the first time since he was arrested on Domestic Abuse Battery charges. He spoke to News 2's cameras for the first time. "This whole thing has been a misunderstanding," Chris Davis claims. "You know,... more »
  • Safety advocate asks gov't to reopen Jeep fire investigation

    February 19, 2016 11:15 AM

    DETROIT - An auto safety advocate wants the government to reopen an investigation of rear-crash fires in older Jeep SUVs after finding at least 11 more deaths since the vehicles were recalled. Center for Auto Safety head Clarence Ditlow says the deaths show that the recall repair - a... more »
  • 1 injured in fire on Balis Dr.

    February 18, 2016 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire that sent one person to the hospital early Thursday morning. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, firefighters responded to the fire at a duplex in the 2400 block of Balis Drive just after 2:30 a.m. When they arrived... more »
  • City's top cop, captain on leave pending investigation into how department handled call

    February 17, 2016 2:14 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The police chief and a department captain were placed on leave, WBRZ learned Wednesday. The city attorney said Chief Scott Jones and Captain Steve Kistler are on paid leave while an internal investigation unfolds. The investigation is over how the response to a domestic violence call... more »
  • Police: Man shot wife Friday night in apparent domestic dispute

    February 12, 2016 8:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is dead after police said he shot himself after first shooting his wife on Wooddale Court Friday night. The shooting happened around 7 p.m. near Airline Highway. The 27-year-old woman survived the shooting and was taken to an area hospital. The husband died... 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 »

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