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  • Family of man who died after alleged beating by Gonzales police files lawsuit

    June 21, 2018 2:03 PM

    GONZALES - The family of a man allegedly beaten by police is suing the city of Gonzales, claiming that his run-in with law enforcement led to his death. The family of Michael Banks first learned of the alleged beating after Officer Moses Black became embroiled in his own lawsuit... more »
  • Contractor targeted in tangled murder mystery; Sheriff releases new information in rare case Play Video

    June 10, 2018 11:24 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Arrests are possible in a twisted double shooting investigation that left a government contractor dead. Beaux Bailey, 36, was found shot to death inside his home in an upscale and rural neighborhood off 4H Club Road Sunday morning. Bailey, deputies said, was found dead with another... more »
  • Police seeking vehicle after teenage burglar shot and killed

    April 8, 2018 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a teenager was shot dead while burglarizing cars, and now police are seeking a suspect vehicle in connection with crime. Police say 18=year-old Brice Lewis was shot just before 3 a.m. April 8 at the Magnolia Gardens apartments on Greenwell Springs Road. Investigators say... more »
  • Family of slain Baton Rouge woman shares new details about her murder Play Video

    March 23, 2018 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It's been about seven weeks since 29-year old Mai Nguyen was found gunned down inside her apartment in an apparent robbery. Tonight, her family is releasing new details to WBRZ in hopes of finding her killer. Nguyen's father, Daniel said he gave his daughter $50,000 before her death.... more »
  • Sheriff: Double shooting, murder was over someone 'mean muggin''

    February 10, 2018 10:22 PM

    MARINGOUIN - Two people are now in jail following an unusual, deadly shooting in this rural community earlier this month. The double shooting killed Christopher Carter, 26, and injured a second person on Church Street near Mayer Street. Larry West, 38, of Baton Rouge, was arrested and charged... more »
  • Iberville sheriff says teen's shooting death was case of self-defense Play Video

    February 4, 2018 9:30 PM

    UPDATE: The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said Sunday night's shooting that left 17-year-old DeShannon Woods dead in Plaquemine was a case of self-defense. Authorities say a group of six or seven people were playing dice on a front porch Sunday night when two armed robbers approached them. The two... more »
  • Man now facing charges for killing one person, trying to kill aunt in two separate crimes

    January 22, 2018 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A month after being charged with trying to kill his aunt, a man was charged with the August 2017 murder of a 64-year-old. Kasey Gray, 24, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jesse Chase . Police said Gray shot and killed Chase on... more »
  • Woman charged with attempted murder after food mart stabbing

    December 14, 2017 6:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a woman has been arrested after a verbal altercation turned into a stabbing at a local supermarket late last month. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 27-year-old Charlene McKneely was arrested Thursday in connection with the violent attack at Cousin's Food Mart on... more »
  • Court hearing reveals brutal details in molester's murder Play Video

    December 11, 2017 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The ongoing trial in the 2015 murder of Robert Noce has revealed unsettling details from the night the convicted child molester was murdered. In 2015, Noce took a lesser charge in the sexual abuse of Crehan's girlfriend when she was a child. Crehan and his... more »
  • Update: Another body and vehicle found in St. Landry Parish lake

    December 11, 2017 12:41 PM

    ST. LANDRY PARISH - The body of a missing 21-year-old Shreveport woman was discovered in a South Louisiana lake Monday morning. According to a report from KLFY, a fisherman headed to Toledo Bend hooked the woman's purse, which contained her ID, and contacted authorities. A search crew finally found... more »
  • Two hospitalized after vehicle opens fire on group outside Hammond apartment

    November 13, 2017 6:52 PM

    HAMMOND - Officials say police are investigating a drive-by shooting that sent two people to the hospital in the city of Hammond Sunday night. Police responded to a reported shooting in the 1200 block of Martin Luther King Ave. around 9:17 p.m. Sunday. According to the Daily Star,... more »
  • Teen dies in Baton Rouge hospital after Thibodaux shooting

    November 6, 2017 2:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 19-year-old woman has died in Baton Rouge after she was shot in the head in Lafourche Parish late last month. According to the Lafourche Sheriff's Office, Shantell Pollard died at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital Friday. Authorities say she was in critical condition... more »
  • 19-year-old charged with negligent homicide after accidentally shooting grandmother Play Video

    November 2, 2017 5:58 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A 67-year-old woman is dead after police say her grandson accidentally shot her and the family dog at their home Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. in the 58000 block of Bubba Street. According to Police Chief Kenneth Payne, 19-year-old Blaise Horton was holding... more »
  • BRPD: Arrest made in 2013 attack on jogger near LSU lakes Play Video

    October 30, 2017 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested a man four years after he allegedly strangled a woman while she was jogging around the LSU lakes. On Monday, police announced the arrest of 26-year-old Akeem Yarbrough of Brusly in connection with the 2013 attack. According to BRPD, the 30-year-old victim was... more »
  • Report: 3-year-old helps to save dad's life after shooting

    October 29, 2017 10:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Family members say a 3-year-old boy is responsible for saving his father's life after a shooting last week. According to a report from WWL, 30-year-old Joshua Youngblood was shot twice while driving along Elysian Fields Avenue in New Orleans Wednesday. His son was in the back... more »
  • Four suspects in custody in connection to Rhoda Drive shooting

    October 23, 2017 7:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities have arrested four teenagers after a man was robbed, shot and left for dead on a sidewalk last week. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 17-year-old Kyriel Spencer, 18-year-old Darius Clark, 17-year-old Jerrin Spencer and 17-year-old Eric Johnson are charged in the... more »
  • Husband of Baton Rouge city executive killed couple's child in New Orleans Play Video

    October 17, 2017 11:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – The 18-month old child of a Baton Rouge city government employee was killed by the other parent, media outlets in New Orleans reported Tuesday morning. Police said a 45-year-old man confessed to stabbing and suffocating his child overnight after a message from God. The killing happened... more »
  • Memorial service held for slain Boy Scout ranger Play Video

    October 14, 2017 11:15 PM

    EAST FELICIANA- Friends and family of a slain Boy Scout ranger held a memorial service Saturday. Friends and family gathered at the Avondale Scout Reservation to pay their respects to the late camp ranger, Brad DeFranceschi, who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting earlier this week. Police... more »
  • BRPD: Homeless man shot and killed while working in gas station parking lot Play Video

    October 13, 2017 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a homeless man was shot to death as he was cleaning up a gas station parking lot early Friday morning. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 51-year-old Leonard Williams was shot multiple times around 1 a.m. Friday at Cousin's Food Mart on Airline... more »
  • Surviving victim wants confessed murderer to face death penalty Play Video

    October 12, 2017 12:59 PM

    BLUFF CREEK- The only surviving victim of a shooting that left people in East Feliciana Parish on edge believes Ryan Sharpe should face the death penalty after he confessed to committing three murders and shooting Buck Hornsby. A disturbing picture is emerging today about alleged murderer and shooter Ryan Sharpe's... more »
  • Affidavit says Gruver was targeted during alleged hazing incident Play Video

    October 11, 2017 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Arrest records from the LSU Police Department reveal that 18-year-old Max Gruver received the bulk of the punishment on the night of an alleged hazing incident which preceded his death. Phi Delta Theta pledges got messages telling them to show up to the fraternity house for... more »
  • Authorities seeking masked man after armed robbery in Ascension Parish

    October 3, 2017 7:02 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies are seeking a masked man who robbed an Ascension Parish gas station at gunpoint early Tuesday morning. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, a masked man armed with a handgun entered the Super Stop Gas Station on Highway 73 near Highway 621 around 12:30 a.m.... more »
  • BRPD: 24-year-old killed in early-morning crash on Highland Road

    October 3, 2017 12:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a deadly single-vehicle crash on Highland Road Tuesday morning. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 24-year-old Ardyce Dupuy was traveling in the 1300 block of Highland Road around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday. For reasons unknown, police say Dupuy failed to navigate a turn... more »
  • Two in custody after shooting, manhunt near Iroquois Street Play Video

    October 2, 2017 7:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say two suspects are in custody after a shooting and a brief manhunt in Baton Rouge Monday night. The search began after police responded to reports of dozens of shots fired on Iroquois Street around 6:45 p.m Monday. Shortly afterward, police began blocking off portions... more »
  • Mother faces murder charge in 2-year-old son's death

    October 2, 2017 5:06 PM

    KENNER - Police say a Louisiana woman faces a murder charge after her 2-year-old son was found dead over the weekend with apparent signs of malnutrition and abuse on his body. News outlets report that 27-year-old Twyena Thomas, of Kenner, was initially arrested Saturday night on a charge... more »
  • Two hurt after shooter opens fire on St. Joseph Street home

    October 1, 2017 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are investigating a reported shooting on St. Joseph Street Sunday. The shooting was reported just before 5 p.m. in the 1100 block of St. Joseph Street. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the shooter opened fire at the home but no one was struck.... more »
  • 2 suspects in slaying of Louisiana woman caught in Texas

    September 28, 2017 1:32 PM

    SAN ANGELO, Texas - Investigators say two suspects in the stabbing death of an 82-year-old Louisiana woman at her home in Shreveport have been arrested in West Texas. Police say 25-year-olds Roy Jemane Narcisse of Alexandria, Louisiana, and Kiana Deraneka Williams of Ville Platte, Louisiana, were captured early... more »
  • Man accused of killing ex-wife with axe in front of Chalmette home

    September 27, 2017 12:31 PM

    CHALMETTE - Authorities say an axe-wielding man attacked and killed his ex-wife in front of her Chalmette home Wednesday morning. The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office told WWL that the attack occurred around 8 a.m. on Palmetto Street. The sheriff's office says 56-year-old Mark Owens was arrested for second-degree... more »
  • Teenager arrested, accused in infant's death

    September 26, 2017 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 17-year-old is facing charges for the death of an 8-month-old this weekend. Police charged Vincent Earl Cummings with the death of the infant, identified as Katelynn Carter. Cummings was the live-in boyfriend of the child's mother, police said. Everyone lived together at a home on... more »
  • Residents looking to address the blight problem in their neighborhood Play Video

    September 24, 2017 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents of Eden Park say crime is commonplace in their community. "We've witnessed so much crime here. Prostitution, drug transactions... We've experience gang fights and stuff like that," said Zea Wallace, referencing one of the vacant houses in her neighborhood. It's on North 37th Street... more »
  • Lafayette man arrested for father's murder

    September 23, 2017 7:45 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette man is in custody after a domestic dispute turned deadly. Twenty-five-year-old Damarkus Adams is accused of fatally shooting his father, 48-year-old John Adams, during an altercation. KATC-TV reports Lafayette police responded to a residence. in reference to a shooting at 10:15 p.m.... more »
  • WATCH: Suspect in killing of black men appeared before judge Play Video

    September 20, 2017 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The suspect accused of killing and shootings that seemed to have targeted African-Americans was meek as he appeared before a judge via closed-circuit TV for a bond hearing Wednesday. The video feed was obtained through a public records request by the WBRZ Investigative Unit. Gleason... more »
  • One hurt in shooting on Dutton Avenue

    September 20, 2017 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person has been hospitalized after a shooting on Dutton Avenue Wednesday. The shooting occurred around 11 a.m. near the cross of Dutton and Plank Road. Authorities say one person was shot in the face, however the victim was taken from the scene in stable condition.... more »
  • Authorities investigating possible connections in recent rash of shootings

    September 19, 2017 8:28 PM

    PRIDE - Investigators from East Feliciana and East Baton Rouge parishes are looking into whether a rash of shootings that began this summer are connected. So far, the shootings have claimed two lives. The most recent was last night in the northern section of East Baton Rouge Parish. ... more »
  • Victim's family speaks out in wake of murder suspect's arrest Play Video

    September 19, 2017 8:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The arrest of suspected murderer Kenneth Gleason came as good news to the victims' families, but questions still remain. Since the morning the family found out their loved one, 49-year-old Donald Smart was shot multiple times on Alaska Street last Thursday, the family said it’s been... more »
  • Man in horror-film mask shoots 3 in Mississippi; 1 killed

    September 18, 2017 1:23 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Police say a man wearing a Jason Voorhees mask from the horror movie "Friday the 13th" shot three people in Mississippi, killing one and injuring two. The Clarion-Ledger reports that 30-year-old Kendrick Hughes was shot dead at the Pine Ridge Apartments in Jackson on Sunday... more »
  • Community members gather to pray for a peaceful Baton Rouge Play Video

    September 16, 2017 9:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It may be a Saturday, but a lot of preaching and praying is going on inside of Elm Grove Baptist Church. About a dozen Baton Rouge residents, concerned about crime in their community, took to their knees, turning to prayer to help stop the violence. ... more »

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