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  • Woman featured in On Your Side report now accused of swindling $23,000 out of bank Play Video

    September 19, 2017 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The tables have turned for a woman who brought her concerns to WBRZ. Now she's in trouble with the law and facing felony charges. In May, Carol Lafitte called 2 On Your Side claiming she was overcharged by a store in the mall for moisturizer. Lafitte... more »
  • Angola inmate shot and killed after charging at officers

    September 15, 2017 4:32 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - An inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola was shot and killed by officers after aggressively running towards them, according to Louisiana State Police. The incident occurred around 6:30 a.m. Friday. Troopers say officers were transporting inmates from Camp C to their work area, when 35-year-old... more »
  • Four teenage attempted robbery victims arrested; allegedly lied to police

    September 13, 2017 5:42 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Four teenage attempted robbery victims were arrested after allegedly lying to police about details surrounding the incidents, according to Ponchatoula Police Department officials. Ponchatoula PD officials said they responded to a call from 18-year-old Nicholas Hanford of Ponchatoula, around 9:45 p.m. on August 18. Hanford allegedly told... more »
  • Community police ambassador program to launch Play Video

    September 13, 2017 12:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Volunteer citizens could soon serve as liaisons between their neighborhoods and the police department with the purpose of increasing trust between the two. The Community Police Ambassador Program is more than a year in the works and it's a response to the 2016 police shooting of Alton Sterling.... more »
  • Campus police investigating after fight at LSU tailgate goes viral Play Video

    September 11, 2017 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating after a video of a violent fight at an LSU tailgate went viral over the weekend. The video, which began making its way around social media Sunday, shows the fight on the LSU Parade Ground during a tailgate ahead of Saturday's football game.... more »
  • Several Louisiana state parks closed due to Harvey

    August 30, 2017 4:24 PM

    Several state parks across Louisiana have closed due to inclement weather brought on by Tropical Storm Harvey. As of Wednesday afternoon, the following parks have been closed: • Fairview-Riverside SP: closed until Monday, Sept. 4, due to high water in the park and over the entrance roads. ... more »
  • Man who attacked officer before good Samaritan intervened pleads guilty

    August 30, 2017 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The criminal whose attack on a Baton Rouge Police officer was thwarted by a good Samaritan pleaded guilty for the violent encounter this week. Thomas Bennett pleaded guilty to disarming a police officer, aggravated battery, possession of cocaine and a burglary charge. Bennett will be sentenced... more »
  • Slidell Police searching for armed robbery suspect Play Video

    August 22, 2017 4:00 PM

    SLIDELL - Authorities in Slidell are looking to identify the man who robbed a cash checking business Tuesday morning.  According to the Slidell Police Department, the armed robbery took place at an Advance America around 10:30 a.m.  Witnesses say the man entered the building, pulled out a fire arm... more »
  • LSP cadets begin intensive training to become state troopers Play Video

    August 20, 2017 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A class of Louisiana State Police cadets moves on to 20 weeks of intense training Sunday, marking a new step in their journey towards becoming state troopers. However, getting to this point wasn’t an easy task according to the cadets and their superiors. “Well, I’m... more »
  • Mississippi police dog dies after being left in hot squad car

    August 19, 2017 8:05 PM

    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - Southaven police have confirmed a 6-year-old K-9 officer died after his handler left him in a police car. Police Chief Steve Pirtle said the handler had just returned to the office Tuesday evening following undercover work when he left his partner, Gunner, in the car... more »
  • Florida deputy crashes into driver at over 100 mph Play Video

    August 19, 2017 5:13 PM

    PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - The trial of a Florida deputy is about to begin after he crashed into a Smart car while going over 100 miles per hour — leaving the driver in critical condition. In the spring of 2016, Deputy Brandon Heegle was on the highway pursuing... more »
  • Manhunt over, three in custody Play Video

    August 18, 2017 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A large police presence slowed traffic south of LSU Friday morning as authorities searched for suspects in wooded areas. The search was focused mostly on brush near the intersection of W. Lee and Nicholson. Authorities were using officers on foot, K9s and a helicopter. It... 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 »
  • One of three suspects arrested in kidnapping, torture attack

    August 15, 2017 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have one suspect in custody in connection to a disturbing and violent attack that occurred in early August . According to an affidavit, Samuel Josea Smith Jr., was arrested on charges of false imprisonment, sexual battery, second degree battery and second degree kidnapping. On... more »
  • BRPD: One hurt in shooting on Dutton Avenue

    August 13, 2017 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say one person was hurt in a shooting on Dutton Avenue Sunday night. The shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the 5900 block of Dutton Avenue near Woodlawn. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, one victim suffered non life-threatening injuries. Check back for... more »
  • WATCH: Police academy students try to pass the 'Chicken Test' Play Video

    August 13, 2017 4:30 PM

    BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - A police academy in Indiana is drawing attention from all over the nation after a video on social media showed one of its more unorthodox training methods. Students at the Indiana University Police Academy (IUPA), face a number of difficult trials on their way to becoming... more »
  • Hot words after New Orleans flood, pump problems revealed

    August 9, 2017 9:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A mounting chorus of critics is calling it unacceptable that pumping problems in New Orleans contributed to widespread weekend flooding. Among them is the head of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, which puts on one of New Orleans' most popular Mardi Gras parades.... more »
  • WANTED: Pair suspected of burglarizing vehicle with child in tow

    August 9, 2017 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are seeking two suspects accused of burglarizing a vehicle in the parking lot of the Our Lady of the Lake Emergency Room. According to the sheriff's office, the two were seen on surveillance video as they burglarized the... more »
  • DA Hillar Moore releases statement on BRAVE funding controversy

    August 9, 2017 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - District Attorney Hillar Moore issued a statement Wednesday addressing the controversy surrounding a Baton Rouge crime-fighting initiative. Moore, who was one of the co-signers of BRAVE, says the program has been an overall success and that recent attention brought to Mayor Sharon Weston Broome's suspended contracts... more »
  • 6-year-old killed, teen brother arrested

    August 5, 2017 2:44 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - The teen-aged brother of a 6-year-old boy has been arrested for manslaughter after the child died from a gunshot injury. Gulfport Police say the 16-year-old fired a single round Friday night striking Zaylan Sparkman who was taken to Memorial Hospital in critical condition but died... more »
  • Deputies save suspect from drowning, then arrest him

    August 4, 2017 8:53 PM

    SLIDELL - Deputies in St. Tammany Parish arrested a man after a deputy saved him from drowning in a canal. Officials say detectives in the STPSO Narcotics Task Force were conducting an undercover operation in the parking lot of a restaurant when they saw the suspect in a vehicle... more »
  • Deputy, suspect shot after altercation at Mississippi checkpoint

    August 2, 2017 9:30 PM

    COLUMBIA, Miss. - A safety checkpoint in Marion County led to an altercation that has left a deputy and a man wounded. WLOX reports it happened just after midnight Wednesday in the Foxworth community. Deputies asked Stephen Kitchens to exit his car after he couldn't produce... more »
  • Police officer buys diapers for shoplifting suspect

    July 31, 2017 10:16 PM

    LAUREL, Md. - A rookie police officer in Maryland is garnering praise for an act of kindness he extended to a woman accused of shoplifting. Officer Bennet Johns, who joined the Laurel Police Department in May, was called to a local grocery store on July 22 regarding a... more »
  • Sheriff: 12 Alabama inmates used peanut butter to trick worker in their escape from jail

    July 31, 2017 9:23 PM

    JASPER, Ala. - The sheriff in Walker County, Alabama says he's not going to make any excuses for the escape of a dozen inmates from his jail. Sheriff James Underwood says an inmate used peanut butter to write the number of an outside door over his cell, and... more »
  • Report: Capitol Police directed to wrong place for shooting

    July 31, 2017 7:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - A published report says the Capitol Police were initially directed to the wrong location the morning that Rep. Steve Scalise and others were shot at a congressional baseball practice. A Capitol Police spokeswoman says a use of force investigation continues in the wake of the June... 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 »
  • Application process begins for new BR police chief

    July 28, 2017 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The application process for the position of police chief of BRPD is open as the job was posted on Friday by the Civil Service Board. The posting comes after former Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie announced his resignation on Monday. Monday was... more »
  • Husband run over by wife driving box truck at the end of a bizarre overnight fight

    July 28, 2017 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A night-long fight between a husband and wife ended with both of them in the hospital and police expecting to file charges against the man. Neither have been identified as of this post. The situation started around 1 o'clock Friday morning when the couple began... more »
  • Reports of juvenile shot on 68th Avenue

    July 28, 2017 12:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple first responders were on the scene of a reported shooting involving a juvenile on 68th Avenue on Thursday night. Images from the scene show Baton Rouge Police Department, Baton Rouge Fire Department, and EMS vehicles on 68th Avenue near Village Street. Reports indicate a... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police locate missing man suffering from mental illness

    July 27, 2017 9:57 PM

    ***UPDATE: Police have located Jerry Green.*** BATON ROUGE - Police are searching for a man reported missing one week ago. According to BRPD officials, detectives are looking for 52-year-old Jerry Keith Green, whose last known address was in the 1800 block of North Marque Ann Drive. Police... 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 »
  • Man from Denham Springs found murdered in Covington

    July 26, 2017 4:36 PM

    COVINGTON – A man from Denham Springs was found shot dead in a rented car in St. Tammany Parish Wednesday morning. Covington Police said Antoine Collar, 26, had been shot multiple times. Police said they found Collar in the car after someone called 911 to report hearing gunfire in... more »
  • Surveillance video captures car theft at Millerville Road gas station Play Video

    July 25, 2017 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is seeking two suspects who drove off in a stolen vehicle early Monday morning. According to the sheriff's office, the two suspects stole the vehicle from the Circle K in the 2000 block of Millerville Road around 4 a.m. Monday.... more »
  • Deputy Bruce Simmons given $65,000 to help pay for medical expenses

    July 24, 2017 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the Motorman 5K fundraiser presented Deputy Bruce Simmons with $65,000 Monday to help with the wounded officer's medical bills. The fundraiser, which aimed to help Deputies Nick Tullier and Bruce Simmons pay for medical expenses, was held May 21. About a thousand people turned... more »
  • BRPD: Woman charged with attempted murder after stabbing sleeping victim in the head

    July 22, 2017 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a woman Friday after she repeatedly stabbed a sleeping person in the head and neck. According to Baton Rouge Police, the attack happened in the 1300 block of Sharlo Avenue. Police say 20-year-old Chelsea Ellington is accused of stabbing the sleeping victim multiple times... more »
  • Police searching for suspect in Thursday armed robbery

    July 21, 2017 9:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officers are looking for a suspect in a home invasion on North Donmoor Avenue Thursday. According to an arrest record filed by the Baton Rouge Police Department, Shykeem Tyshawn McNeal is wanted on charges of aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and... 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 arrest alleged carjacking suspect after high-speed chase in Los Angeles

    July 19, 2017 6:02 PM

    LOS ANGELES – Police in Los Angeles arrested a man, who is an alleged armed carjacking suspect, after engaging in a high-speed car chase on Wednesday. According to ABC 7, an ABC affiliate in Los Angeles, the car police were in pursuit of reached speeds of more than... more »
  • Officer gives account in Australian woman's death

    July 18, 2017 10:13 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The investigation into the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by Minneapolis police so far depends on one officer's account. Justine Damond, a spiritual healer and bride-to-be, was shot Saturday night by Officer Mohamed Noor soon after she called 911 to report what she thought was... more »
  • Police: Mississippi girl dies after beating over math lesson

    July 17, 2017 10:14 PM

    MERIDIAN, Miss. - Police say a Mississippi man fatally beat a 3-year-old girl with a bamboo rod and a cellphone cord because she couldn't correctly answer questions about numbers and then soiled her pants. The Meridian Star reports that police detectives testified in city court Monday about 25-year-old... more »
  • Community holds balloon release at BRPD in honor of fallen officers Play Video

    July 17, 2017 7:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge locals held a balloon release outside of BRPD headquarters Monday, one year after the deadly attack which claimed the lives of three law enforcement officers on Airline Highway. The event took place just outside of Baton Rouge Police Headquarters on Airline Highway. Those in... 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 »
  • 5 arrested after work program inmate found working for family business

    July 15, 2017 9:40 PM

    RACELAND - Deputies have arrested five people after it was discovered that a work program inmate had spent more than two months working for a family business instead of his assigned employer. According to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office, 36-year-old Anthony Gambino III had been reporting to his mother’s... more »
  • Cyclists complete journey in honor of law enforcement Play Video

    July 14, 2017 9:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement officers from across the country descended on Baton Rouge Friday, the culmination of a six-day, 500 mile bike ride. Texas Brotherhood Ride's journey, in memory of officers killed in Dallas and Baton Rouge last summer, ended with a ceremony at BRPD headquarters on Airline Highway.... more »
  • More police patrols wanted in Scotlandville after elementary school break-in Play Video

    July 14, 2017 7:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Residents are asking for more police patrols after a neighborhood school was burglarized in Scotlandville. Ryan Elementary is located in an old-established neighborhood in Scotlandville and is closed for the summer. However, the scene was busy on Thursday night when police, sheriff's... more »
  • Acting U.S. Attorney releases statement about upcoming anniversary of police ambush

    July 12, 2017 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – July 17 will mark the one year anniversary of the shooting deaths of three law enforcement officers during an ambush that took place at the B-Quick store on Airline Highway. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Deputy Brad Garafola and Baton Rouge Police Department Officers Montrell... more »
  • Cyclists continue bike ride to honor officers killed in Baton Rouge, Dallas Play Video

    July 9, 2017 8:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team of bicyclists composed of police, first responders and other law enforcement officers are honoring their fallen comrades with a bike ride that will take them all the way from Dallas to Baton Rouge. On Wednesday, The Texas Brotherhood Ride's Facebook page announced the riders... more »
  • NYC officer shot, killed while sitting in police car

    July 5, 2017 1:24 PM

    NEW YORK - An on-duty New York City police officer was killed early Wednesday after a gunman walked up to her patrol vehicle and fired shots through the window, authorities said. Police say 48-year-old Miosotis Familia, a 12-year veteran assigned to the New York City Police Department's 46th Precinct's... more »
  • Man arrested for 4th DWI after arriving on scene of friend's 2nd DWI

    July 3, 2017 4:05 PM

    THIBODAUX - Deputies arrested a man Sunday after he showed up to the scene of his friend's DWI-related crash while intoxicated. According to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office, 55-year-old Larry Fontenot Jr. and 65-year-old John Roath were both arrested and charged with driving under the influence Sunday night. ... more »
  • Police say 28 hurt in Little Rock club shooting

    July 1, 2017 11:13 AM

    LITLLE ROCK, Ark. - Little Rock Police say 28 people were hurt early Saturday after a shooting at a downtown night club. Police said on Twitter that 25 people suffered gunshot wounds and three had unrelated injuries. Police said all were expected to survive. Shots... more »
  • Police identify victim in deadly motorcycle crash on US 190

    June 30, 2017 10:26 PM

    LIVONIA - Police say one person died in a crash on US 190 in Livonia Friday night. Police Chief Brad Joffrion said the accident happened near a Chevron gas station on US 190 around 8:45 p.m. Police say a motorcycle driven by 20-year-old Harley Leadingham of Fort Polk... 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 »
  • 1 doctor dead, several fighting for lives after NYC hospital shooting

    June 30, 2017 3:37 PM

    NEW YORK - New York City's mayor says one doctor is dead and several others are fighting for their lives after a gunman opened fire at a city hospital. Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at a news conference Friday, hours after a doctor with a rifle concealed... more »
  • Man dead in shooting on E. Polk Street Play Video

    June 29, 2017 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews responded to a fatal shooting on E. Polk Street. Baton Rouge Police Department officials say the shooting happened at 620 E. Polk Street near Thomas H. Delpit Drive just after 9 p.m. Police say 37-year-old Donald Ely was shot multiple times and found... more »
  • EBRSO: Fraud contractor paid thousands, never finished flood repairs

    June 29, 2017 9:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies say an unlicensed contractor is accused of making shoddy repairs to a flood victim's home and taking thousands of dollars. EBRSO deputies say Michael Hartford Jr. was paid $11,800 by a flood victim to make repairs to damages caused by the... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Slaughter Police department in turmoil Play Video

    June 28, 2017 7:52 PM

    SLAUGHTER - The Police Department in the Town of Slaughter is in turmoil tonight, after the Chief and the majority of his department called it quits. All of this follows stories by the Investigative Unit that showed Slaughter Mayor Robert Jackson had a quota system where he wanted Police Officers... more »
  • Police: Man who died during robbery was 'scared to death'

    June 27, 2017 10:04 PM

    MADISON, Wis. - Police say a contractor who suffered a fatal heart attack while working overnight at a Wisconsin Culver's was "scared to death" when two armed men tried to rob the restaurant. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval told reporters Tuesday that the robbers would not allow other... more »
  • Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

    June 26, 2017 12:32 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death. The settlement was announced Monday by attorneys for Valerie Castile and the city of St. Anthony. ... more »
  • 19-year-old motorcyclist killed in Iberia Parish crash

    June 24, 2017 8:49 PM

    NEW IBERIA - A man is dead after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a tree Saturday. According to the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, 19-year-old Logan Migues of Breaux Bridge was traveling in the 8000 block of Chastant Road early Saturday afternoon. Deputies say Migues... 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 »

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