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  • Third suspect arrested in connection to East Polk Street shooting

    August 17, 2017 12:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a third suspect in the June shooting death of a Baton Rouge man. Detectives say 24-year-old John Dunbar was arrested Wednesday evening. He was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, charged with second degree murder. Donald Wayne Ely was killed on June... more »
  • New park to be named for marathon bombing's youngest victim

    August 13, 2017 5:24 PM

    BOSTON - A groundbreaking will be held for a park dedicated to the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon attacks. Eight-year-old Martin Richard was one of three people killed when two bombs planted near the finish line exploded on April 15, 2013. Members of the Richard... more »
  • Suspected serial killer withdraws from parole hearing after WBRZ reports Play Video

    August 3, 2017 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A suspected serial killer convicted of the rape and murder of one woman was set to go before the state parole board Thursday, but withdrew a request for a hearing. Samuel Galbraith almost walked free back in April when the board cleared him for release. However, days before... more »
  • Deputies seek two men in connection with fatal shooting of Hammond teen

    August 1, 2017 1:38 PM

    HAMMOND - Authorities are searching for two persons of interest in connection with a Monday night shooting that left a 19-year-old dead. The shooting occurred around 9:40 p.m. Monday on Bruce Allen Road in Hammond. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, Leroy Sims III of Hammond was... more »
  • Interim police chief addresses violent weekend in Baton Rouge, says more patrols are coming

    July 31, 2017 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department has issued a statement from Interim Police Chief Jonny Dunnam after several people were killed in the area over the weekend. Chief Dunnam says the department is working hard to address the barrage of violent crimes that killed at least five... more »
  • Police: Man stabbed to death after intervening in domestic dispute

    July 30, 2017 11:02 PM

    SLIDELL - Police say a man fled to another state after he fatally stabbed a man who intervened in a domestic dispute between him and his fiancée Sunday. Authorities say the incident occurred in the 800 block of Pine Tree Street just before 6 p.m. Sunday. Officers were... more »
  • Members of LSU Greek community launch GoFundMe for Goodwood murder victim Play Video

    July 30, 2017 8:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New information was revealed through jail booking records showing a murdered woman was dead for hours before her lifeless body was found. The woman's ex-boyfriend, Miguel Angel Lopez, 42, was arrested in connection with her death. The victim was identified as Sara Hernandez, 41. Police... more »
  • Report: Teen who live streamed deadly crash denied lower bail

    July 29, 2017 2:25 PM

    FRESNO, Calif. - A teenager accused of driving under the influence and causing a deadly car crash while live streaming on social media will remain behind bars after a judge refused to lower her bail Friday. Obdulia Sanchez, 18, had asked a judge to either release her or to... more »
  • Police arrest man who allegedly shot dog, killed man in Valley Park Play Video

    July 28, 2017 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man has turned himself in after a fight over a possible robbery left another man dead Friday. Rodney Lee, 44, was shot and killed in the 4600 block of Aldrich Drive in the Valley Park area around 4:30 Friday. A dog was also shot and... more »
  • Gangbanger connected to murder, numerous vehicles burglaries Play Video

    July 28, 2017 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – In a sweeping takedown of a burglary circuit, sheriff's deputies also arrested another person tied to the murder of an innocent bystander known in the community as a gospel singer. Andre Wright, 25, was killed at the beginning of July when he tried to stop a... more »
  • Prisoner abducts, kills warden's stepdaughter

    July 27, 2017 10:53 PM

    HOMER, La. - Authorities say a prisoner abducted and killed an assistant warden's stepdaughter after he escaped from a Louisiana prison. The inmate was later found dead after a standoff with police. The Claiborne Parish Sheriff's Office said in a statement Friday that 39-year-old Deltra Henderson walked away... more »
  • Man shot with flare gun at hotel near S. Sherwood Forest

    July 26, 2017 9:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews are responding to reports of a man shot in the arm with a flare gun in a hotel near S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Deputies say it happened at the InTown Suites on Sherwood Forest Court around 8 p.m., less than a mile from Airline... more »
  • LPSO searching for missing veteran

    July 21, 2017 8:34 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing veteran. Deputies say 48-year-old Christy Mann was last seen in the Denham Springs area on foot. When she went missing, Mann was wearing a white t-shirt, black and white shorts,... more »
  • Police: Man turns self in for ex-girlfriend's murder Play Video

    July 17, 2017 8:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with the murder of his ex-girlfriend. According to Baton Rouge Police, 52-year-old Robert Antoine turned himself in for the death of Monique Maxie, his ex-girlfriend. The mother of two was gunned down late Friday. On Monday, Maxie's family... more »
  • Woman indicted for murder of sister after body found in shallow grave

    July 17, 2017 12:37 PM

    ST. HELENA – A St. Helena Parish grand jury indicted a woman for the murder of her sister, whose body was found in a shallow grave along a road in the area. According to District Attorney Scott Perriloux, a grand jury indicted 38-year-old Deborah Blades Palmer on one... more »
  • Community plans balloon release for officers killed in 2016 ambush

    July 15, 2017 11:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Locals are planning a balloon release outside of BRPD headquarters one year after the deadly attack which claimed the lives of three law enforcement officers on Airline Highway. The event will take place in the courtyard of Baton Rouge Police Headquarters at 9000 Airline Hwy. The... more »
  • 19-year-old charged in teen's shooting death Play Video

    July 12, 2017 9:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A 19-year-old was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a teenager found dead in a driveway Wednesday. Tyreece Holliday was charged with second degree murder Thursday. It appears Holliday's address is the same address where the victim, Deon Womack, was found dead the day... more »
  • New Orleans street performer 'Uncle Louie' to be extradited to Florida on murder charge

    July 11, 2017 5:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans street performer known as Uncle Louie will be extradited to face charges in a deadly convenience store robbery that occurred 43 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports online records show Orleans Parish Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell was presented Tuesday with... more »
  • Deputies: Man killed when he tried to stop fight in Baton Rouge

    July 10, 2017 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 23-year-old man was tracked down across the river and will face murder charges in the shooting death of the bystander of a fight who tried to settle the tension of an argument overnight. Andre Wright, 25, was shot and killed on Mariner Drive late Sunday.... more »
  • Friends, family mourn murdered 18-year-old mother; suspect still at large Play Video

    June 30, 2017 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating the shooting death of an 18-year-old mother that occurred on Scenic Highway Friday night. BRPD said Ananya Crawford, 18, of Baton Rouge was shot multiple times in the upper torso. Family members first confirmed Crawford... more »
  • Search warrant startles suspect, fires at SWAT

    June 30, 2017 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriffs were executing a no knock search warrant on a home when the suspect started shooting at them. According to police documents, EBRSO SWAT members were looking for Roderick Harris. After entering the house, shots were fired at the members from another room.... more »
  • Police seeking vehicle in connection with death of Zachary man

    June 27, 2017 4:17 PM

    STAFFORD – Police are seeking a vehicle of interest in connection with the death of a Zachary man who was found dead in a Texas parking lot last week. On June 20, officers discovered the body of a man, later identified as 47-year-old Spencer Brown Jr. from Zachary,... more »
  • Shreveport police investigating body found in abandoned home

    June 25, 2017 4:15 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Police are investigating an abandoned home where a body was found Sunday. According to a report from KTBS, police say a person walked into the home in the 400 block of Davis St. in Shreveport, discovered the remains and called authorities. Corporal Angie Willhite told KTBS... more »
  • Driver in deadly crash ranted about killing 'stupid human'

    June 24, 2017 7:59 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A driver who smashed head-on into another car in San Diego, killing himself and the other motorist, had ranted online about killing a "stupid human." The San Diego Union-Tribune says 33-year-old John Taylor Freeman made Facebook posts for months complaining about bad drivers, expressing contempt... more »
  • House party turns into murder scene in Ascension Parish overnight

    June 24, 2017 9:44 AM

    GONZALES – A man was shot and killed at a large house party in Ascension Parish overnight when groups of people from out of town showed up and two started fighting. Joshua Harris, 19, of Thibodaux, was arrested for the shooting death of Jerrod Brown, 25, also of Thibodaux.... more »
  • Officers responding to shooting on Woodvine Avenue

    June 22, 2017 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials are responding to the scene of a shooting on Woodvine Avenue. Baton Rouge Police Department officials say the shooting occurred in the 900 block of Woodvine Avenue near Timbercreek Avenue. BRPD officials say one person suffered non-life threatening injuries. They did not give... more »
  • Man gunned down overnight sitting in car on edge of Southern campus

    June 20, 2017 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A 35-year-old man was found shot and killed in his car overnight. Police said Quinton Johnson was found dead in the 800 block of Swan Street around 11 p.m. Monday. Quinton was shot multiple times, police said. The 800 block of Swan Street is west... more »
  • Texting suicide verdict to be announced Friday

    June 15, 2017 8:14 PM

    BOSTON - A judge has reached a verdict in the trial of a Massachusetts woman charged with manslaughter for sending her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to kill himself. A court clerk said Judge Lawrence Moniz will announce his decision Friday in Bristol Juvenile Court in the trial... more »
  • Man dies in barrage of gunfire in Baton Rouge overnight

    June 15, 2017 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A posse of guys attacked and killed a man overnight, police revealed Thursday morning. Wilbert Bell, Jr., 39, was found in the 2700 block of Lockwood Avenue off Chippewa, about six blocks north of Memorial Stadium. Police said the shooting happened around midnight. Investigators said... more »
  • Convenience store employee brutally beaten, mugged on his way to work Play Video

    June 13, 2017 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A long-time convenience store employee was mugged and badly beaten while biking to work from his Garden District home this month. The victim, Bruce Scott, works at the B-Quik on Perkins Road, and after more than 15 years of employment there, he’s become more than just... more »
  • Woman relieved after boyfriend apprehended for murder

    June 12, 2017 8:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman is breathing a sigh of relief after her live-in boyfriend was apprehended by police for fatally stabbing a man over the weekend. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 120 block of North... more »
  • August trial set in ex-NFL player Joe McKnight's death

    June 12, 2017 2:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The man charged in the shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight is scheduled to go on trial in August. A judge in the New Orleans suburb of Gretna on Monday set an Aug. 7 trial date for Ronald Gasser, who has pleaded... more »
  • Headless body located after severed head found in Mississippi

    June 11, 2017 4:03 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A headless body has been found after the head of a young man was discovered on the front steps of a Mississippi home. Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance told WAPT-TV that a resident discovered human remains in an open field around 3 p.m. Saturday. The... more »
  • Suspect turns self in after fatal stabbing on N 13th Street

    June 11, 2017 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Monday after he allegedly stabbed another man with a beer bottle on North 13th Street. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 120 block of North 13th Street. Police say 59-year-old Elvis Graham... more »
  • Report: Man arrested for fatal stabbing under New Orleans expressway

    June 10, 2017 4:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police have arrested a man accused of fatally stabbing a woman under the Pontchartrain Expressway Saturday morning. According to a report from WWL-TV, the stabbing occurred around 6 a.m. under Highway 90 at the corner of Calliope Street and Loyola Avenue. Police say 49-year-old Jules Williams... more »
  • Suspect says he killed unlicensed massage therapist after she tried to steal from him Play Video

    June 9, 2017 11:02 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Newly released arrest information of a man facing charges for murdering an unlicensed massage therapist this week told deputies the woman tried to steal from him after their rendezvous, so he beat her to death. Kayla Ann Denham's body was found in a barn on some... more »
  • Wanted suspect in murder, carjacking turns himself in

    June 8, 2017 11:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A suspect wanted in connection to a Murder at a Baton Rouge apartment complex turned himself in Thursday evening. According to a spokesperson with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Donte Tate surrendered to the Louisiana State Police Fugitive Task Force at their Violent Crimes Unit... more »
  • Murder suspect's mom, girlfriend booked for lying to authorities

    June 7, 2017 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two people have been arrested for lying to authorities about what they knew about a suspect connected to a murder investigation. Tranisha Hopes and Natasha Tate face obstruction of justice charges related to the search for Donte Tate. Donte Tate is one of three people authorities... more »
  • Police: 2 Maryland teens found dead night before graduation

    June 7, 2017 3:39 PM

    MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. - Two male teens are dead after police found them shot in a car in Maryland the night before their high school graduation. Montgomery County police identified the teens Tuesday as 17-year-old Shadi Adi Najjar and 18-year-old Artem Ziberov. Northwest High School Principal Jimmy D'Andrea says in... more »
  • Two adults, one child fatally shot in Utah suburb

    June 6, 2017 9:13 PM

    SANDY, Utah - Utah police say a man, a woman and a boy are dead after a shooting in a suburban Salt Lake City neighborhood that also wounded a boy and a girl. Police Sgt. Jason Nielsen said the Tuesday afternoon shooting was first reported to police as a domestic... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2015 fatal stabbing of step-grandson

    June 6, 2017 1:39 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - A 63-year-old man pled guilty to a manslaughter charge Monday in connection to the fatal stabbing of his step-grandson in 2015. According to District Attorney Ricky Babin, William Thompson pled guilty to one count of manslaughter after he stabbed 20-year-old Daquan Rainey Feb. 17, 2015 . ... more »
  • Autopsy reveals details of massage therapist's violent murder Play Video

    June 6, 2017 10:24 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A massage therapist in training who was found dead earlier this week was strangled and sustained blunt fore trauma to her head, authorities revealed after an autopsy Wednesday. Kayla Ann Denham, 24, was found in a barn on property at 30709 Dunn Road in Denham... more »
  • Man found shot and killed in street; Victim identified

    June 4, 2017 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a fatal shooting in the Baton Rouge area Sunday night. The shooting occurred around 9:15 p.m. in the 1500 block of Rosenwald Road. Police said Quenton Gilmore, 27, was shot and killed. There are no suspects or motives in the case. more »
  • Report: 13 people shot in New Orleans Saturday

    June 4, 2017 4:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say 13 people were shot in a 24-hour period in New Orleans Saturday in what is being called the city's most violent day so far in 2017. According to a report from WWL-TV, two victims died early Saturday morning, with a third death announced during... more »
  • Suspect dead, 3 police officers wounded in Texas shootout

    June 2, 2017 10:29 PM

    LAREDO, Texas - A murder suspect has been killed and three police officers wounded in a shootout at a Laredo convenience store. Detective Joe Baeza, the Laredo police spokesman, said officers had been searching all day Friday for 55-year-old Antonio Geraldo Rodriguez. He was suspected in the fatal shooting of... more »
  • Police investigating two stabbings in Baton Rouge area

    May 29, 2017 8:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officers are investigating after two victims were stabbed in two different locations in Baton Rouge Monday night. The first incident was reported around 7:30 p.m. on N. 20th Street near Convention Street. BRPD says one victim was stabbed in the face. The second stabbing occurred... more »
  • Angola inmate charged with beating cellmate to death

    May 26, 2017 12:27 PM

    ANGOLA- A prisoner at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola is facing murder charges in the alleged beating death of his cellmate, one in a string of inmate-on-inmate attacks at the facility. The Advocate reports 37-year-old Wilbert Carter was rebooked on a count of second-degree murder in the death of... more »
  • Louisiana teenage lifers closer to getting shot at parole

    May 23, 2017 8:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal to give people convicted of murder as teenagers a chance at parole after 30 years is closer to reaching the Louisiana governor's desk. The House voted 82-3 Tuesday in favor of Sen. Dan Claitor's bill banning juvenile life-without-parole sentences in all cases except when a... more »
  • EBR Coroner: 8-month-old died of blunt force trauma

    May 23, 2017 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have launched an investigation after it was determined that an 8-month-old died of blunt force trauma. According to the East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office , 8-monthold Bryaneisha Washington-Dixon died Wednesday, May 17 after sustaining blunt force trauma to her abdomen. The coroner says the... more »
  • Police: Florida man slays neo-Nazi roommates for 'disrespecting' Muslim faith

    May 22, 2017 4:08 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - A young man arrested after leading police to the bodies of his two roommates told officers he killed them because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam. The Tampa Police Department says 18-year-old Devon Arthurs told police he had until recently shared his roommates'... more »
  • Police: Body found inside of New Orleans trash can

    May 22, 2017 1:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department has launched a homicide investigation after a body was found inside of a trash can Monday. NOPD says the body, belonging to an unidentified male, was discovered around 9:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of St. Ann Street. The body was... more »

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