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  • 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 »
  • Officials: Fire chief cleared in wife's death; fire was set

    September 14, 2017 1:45 PM

    COVINGTON - A Louisiana sheriff says a local fire chief has been cleared in the shooting that killed his wife before their home burned down in July. And the state fire marshal's chief deputy, Brant Thompson, says the fire was intentionally set. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy... more »
  • Authorities seeking most wanted fugitive with ties to Baton Rouge

    September 14, 2017 1:20 PM

    AUSTIN – A suspected human trafficker with ties to the Baton Rouge area has been added to the Texas Department of Public Safety's most wanted list. DPS has added Herman Henry Fox, 35, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward of up to $5,000... more »
  • Six dead in six days: Authorities investigating multiple deadly shootings in Baton Rouge Play Video

    September 13, 2017 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been a violent week in the capital area as five separate shootings have left six people dead since Friday. The spate of deadly shootings began Friday morning when two shooters rolled up to a home on Thomas H. Delpit Drive and opened fire on two... more »
  • EBR Coroner paints disturbing picture of parish's homicide numbers

    September 12, 2017 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office is sounding the alarm today about homicides that are plaguing the parish so far this year. At a news conference last week, city leaders in Baton Rouge said there were 57 homicides in the city. Four since that news conference... more »
  • Police: Surveillance video leads to woman's arrest in fiance's murder

    September 11, 2017 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say surveillance video led to the arrest of a woman after she allegedly shot her fiancé in the back, killing him. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, officers responded to an early morning shooting on Aug. 20. Police say 38-year-old Joseph Bunch III was... more »
  • Mayor's office responds to violent two days in Baton Rouge Play Video

    September 9, 2017 12:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Less than a week after Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome promised to address the skyrocketing murder rate, another six people were shot with three killed in the city. Broome's Chief Administrative Officer James Llorens told WBRZ Friday the violence is not a sign their efforts are in vain.... more »
  • "Thuggin it and Lovin' it" actor murdered over the weekend Play Video

    September 4, 2017 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An actor featured in the violent video "Thuggin it and Lovin' It" was murdered over the weekend according to District Attorney Hillar Moore. Investigators said Warren Jackson also known as "Rambo" was killed after an argument with Randy Orange. In 2009, Jackson was featured in a violent... more »
  • Man arrested for allegedly killing pregnant ex-girlfriend

    September 3, 2017 12:59 AM

    ST. HELENA - The St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man they say allegedly murdered his pregnant ex-girlfriend and shot her boyfriend. According to authorities, 26-year-old Dana William shot and killed Angelica Leray near Pistol Womack Lane on Aug. 30 around 8:30 p.m. William turned himself in... more »
  • Two shot in overnight robberies in Baton Rouge

    September 1, 2017 3:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say robberies led to two people being shot in Baton Rouge overnight. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, both shootings occurred sometime between late Thursday and early Friday. Police say the first shooting occurred on Monarch Avenue around 8:30 Thursday night. On Friday,... more »
  • BRPD seeking vehicle involved in deadly hit-and-run on Florida Boulevard

    August 30, 2017 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department are seeking a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash. According to police, the crash occurred July 21 in the 15900 block of Florida Boulevard. Police say 42-year-old Alisha Thomas was walking on the edge of the inside lane... more »
  • Suspect pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of East Feliciana School Board member

    August 25, 2017 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2016 death of East Feliciana School Board member Broderick Brooks. On Friday, Jacquez Griffin pleaded to guilty to charges of manslaughter and armed robbery. Brooks was found dead in his car in May 2016 after it... more »
  • New Orleans prosecutors: 2 cousins killed man over dice game

    August 25, 2017 7:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Prosecutors say one cousin of an imprisoned drug kingpin is convicted while another's charged in the December 2014 fatal shooting of a 28-year-old man in retaliation for a robbery during a dice game. The Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office says 27-year-old Julius Hankton was given the... more »
  • UPDATE: Victim dead after being found shot on Florida Boulevard

    August 22, 2017 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was transported to a local hospital in critical condition after she was found shot on Florida Boulevard Tuesday. She was later pronounced dead at the hospital after succumbing to her injuries, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. Authorities responded to the 11000... more »
  • Mississippi woman gets life prison sentence for hired killing of husband

    August 22, 2017 10:03 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - A Mississippi woman, accused of having a hit man kill the husband she claims had abused her for 30 years, has been sentenced to life in prison. Local news outlets report that Evelyn Garrison, 56, accepted a plea deal to first-degree murder Monday after she'd... more »
  • LPSO: Break-up led to deadly shooting in Livingston Parish

    August 21, 2017 6:07 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - Authorities say a man has been charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend after he allegedly shot the victim when she tried to break up with him in June. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies arrived on the scene in the 36000 block of Selders... more »
  • Prosecutors: Professor killed boyfriend as part of sexual fantasy

    August 20, 2017 8:46 PM

    CHICAGO — The fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched in an online chatroom between a Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee, whose plan included killing someone and then themselves, prosecutors told a Cook County judge Sunday at a bond hearing... more »
  • 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 »

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