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  • House votes against giving parole eligibility to teen lifers

    June 8, 2017 3:27 PM

    UPDATE: Shortly after Sen. Dan Claitor's compromise bill, the House revisited the measure and gave it final passage. BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House has rejected a proposal to give people who committed murder as juveniles a chance at parole after 25 years. Backers of Sen. Dan Claitor's... more »
  • Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office at odds with New Roads Mayor over juvenile prosecution Play Video

    June 28, 2016 5:26 PM

    NEW ROADS- The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office is at odds with the Mayor of New Roads following a WBRZ Investigative Unit report earlier this month. It centers around Mayor Robert Myer prosecuting juveniles in Mayor's court. Legal scholars and attorneys say that's against the law since juveniles must... more »
  • Louisiana officials shelve plans to open new juvenile prison

    May 10, 2016 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plans to open a new juvenile prison in Avoyelles Parish have been put on hold amid a state budget crisis that is expected to squeeze the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice. State officials are closing dormitories at juvenile detention centers in Jefferson Parish and Monroe ahead... more »
  • Standoff ends in arrest of teen mugging suspects Play Video

    January 29, 2016 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly two-dozen police and other law enforcement agents blocked off a city block on Scenic Highway as efforts to apprehend a pair of kids behind a mugging came to a conclusion. Baton Rouge Police at the scene confirmed that a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old were taken... more »
  • Three juveniles charged for starting fire on Inglewood Dr.

    December 20, 2015 1:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say 3 juveniles were charged with criminal mischief Saturday for starting a fire on Inglewood Drive. Baton Rouge Police say 3 boys were playing with matches on the roof of a vacant home in the 1600 block of Inglewood Drive when some debris caught fire. According... more »
  • Police: Mother threw daughter out with no shoes, socks

    October 5, 2015 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a Baton Rouge woman threw her daughter out of their apartment this weekend with no shoes or socks, then wouldn't let her back in the home. Officers charged 32-year-old Monica Hayes with cruelty to juveniles and arrested her Sunday, Oct. 4. According to... more »
  • La. Cyber Crime Unit reports 3 child porn arrests this week

    August 21, 2015 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit reported Friday the arrest of three men on child pornography charges. 21-year-old Robert Stewart, of Hammond, was arrested Thursday on 40 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles, along with a single count of producing pornography involving juveniles, computer aided solicitation... more »
  • Officials explain how kids can face lengthy arrest records Play Video

    June 11, 2015 7:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Getting a handle on kids that break the law can be a challenge for law enforcement, especially for kids that continue to get into trouble. However, if they've been arrested more than 50 times like sheriff's deputies said Marcus Ester was, it can be even more... more »
  • 4 arrested during undercover child porn operation

    February 23, 2015 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Four New Orleans area men are behind bars for possession and distribution of child pornography as part of an undercover operation, according to an announcement from Louisiana Attorney General "Buddy" Caldwell's office Monday. The operation was begun in mid-Februrary by the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit,... more »
  • Mother accused of punching 8-year-old son

    January 22, 2015 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies accused an East Baton Rouge woman of punching her child in the mouth hard enough to split their lip. Deputies charged 27-year-old Tonisha Montague with cruelty to juveniles after her arrest Wednesday. Detectives said a state Child and Family Services worker was called... more »
  • Wanted man arrested for sex charges

    December 15, 2014 10:48 AM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish said they arrested a man wanted for indecent behavior with juveniles along with other violent charges after a traffic stop in Hammond last Saturday. Tyrone Kenneth Reine, 47, of Hammond was identified and taken into custody by deputies after he was pulled... more »
  • 2 juveniles accused of arsons

    November 4, 2014 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Arson investigators arrested two juveniles Tuesday in connection with a pair of fires at vacant houses in Baton Rouge this week. Firefighters arrived at the scene of the first fire at 4:50 p.m. last Sunday in the 2000 block of Bond Street. Investigators said they suspected... more »
  • High school teacher accused of sex with 3 students

    October 16, 2014 3:51 PM

    DUSON - Sheriff's deputies in Acadia Parish arrested a high school teacher accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with three 16-year-old students. 34-year-old Tracy Marie Barras, a math teacher at Crowley High School, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon at her home without incident, according to deputies. The investigation... more »
  • DA admits mistake after Investigative Unit report Play Video

    September 19, 2014 4:36 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla lifted his silence Friday over a juvenile rape case his office prosecuted. Tonight, he admits his office may have made a mistake. It all centers around court paperwork that identifies one victim as 12 years old. However, the conviction paperwork indicates she was... more »
  • 4 accused of dealing marijuana, sex with minors

    September 16, 2014 12:30 PM

    GONZALES - Narcotics agents with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office and Juvenile Division said they arrested four people while searching a Gonzales home rumored to be used for dealing drugs and underage sex. Agents said two of the people arrested lived at the home, and two more arrived at... more »
  • Man accused of trying to lure little girls into home

    August 6, 2014 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a 55-year-old man after investigators said he tried to lure two juveniles into his home, and chased them when they refused. Deputies charged William Johnson, 55, of Baton Rouge with indecent behavior with juveniles after the incident at S. Maribel Court Tuesday. The... more »

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