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  • Accused fraud contractor arrested by Walker Police Department

    February 23, 2017 9:47 PM

    WALKER - The contractor accused of fraud in Ascension, Livingston, and East Baton Rouge Parishes has been charged again by the Walker Police Department. Walker Police obtained a warrant for Matthew Morris' arrest on charges of residential contractor fraud, contractor misapplication of insurance payments, insurance fraud, and extortion. ... more »
  • New Orleans JCC evacuated after morning bomb threat

    February 23, 2017 12:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Jewish Community Center was evacuated Thursday morning after receiving a bomb threat, local media reports. According to WWLTV, the building, located on St. Charles Ave., received a threatening phone call around 9:15 a.m. New Orleans Police were called to the scene and cleared... more »
  • Teen shot in hand in Plaquemine

    February 22, 2017 11:02 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A teenager has been shot in the hand and wrist in Plaquemine, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Department. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi confirms a teenage victim was shot in the hand and wrist on James Street Wednesday evening before 10 p.m. IPSO is now... more »
  • Col. Mike Edmonson issues statement on LSP 'side trip'

    February 22, 2017 8:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson released a statement Wednesday addressing the investigation of four LSP officers who allegedly took a "side trip" with tax payer money. In the statement, Edmonson says that an inquiry has produced sufficient evidence to turn the matter over to Internal Affairs.... more »
  • Police association: Double standard for officers and bosses

    February 22, 2017 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A police officers' association is considering appealing an officer's suspension over a dog's shooting death recently, claiming the police department's policies are confusing and unorganized. The Magnolia State Peace Officer's Association said it has concerns over the handling of officer Abraham Wilson's suspension. Wilson shot and... more »
  • Malaysia: Suspects wiped toxin on Kim's brother

    February 21, 2017 11:00 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's police chief says the two female suspects in the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother at Kuala Lumpur's airport were trained to wipe toxin on his face, then wash their hands. Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said Wednesday that North... more »
  • Man sentenced to life in prison for killing deputy ex-girlfriend

    February 21, 2017 8:18 PM

    GRETNA - A 49-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend, who was a deputy with a suburban New Orleans sheriff's department. James Darby was convicted Saturday of second-degree murder after a five-day trial in the death of Sgt. Tracey Marshall. The Jefferson Parish district... more »
  • Police respond to shooting near Garden District

    February 21, 2017 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police responded to a shooting off Government Street near the Garden District Tuesday. Shots were fired shortly before 4 p.m. at the intersection of South 16th and Oleander. One victim has been taken to a hospital in stable condition. Check back with WBRZ for updates.... more »
  • Police responding to reports of gunfire at Houston hospital

    February 21, 2017 4:08 PM

    HOUSTON - Police in Houston are responding to reports of shots fired inside a hospital at Houston's Texas Medical Center. Houston police spokesman Kese Smith says authorities have no immediate word of anyone being wounded. He says authorities began receiving reports shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Smith says officers and... more »
  • Officer meets woman who saved his life Play Video

    February 20, 2017 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome held a press conference Monday to thank the 56-year-old woman who saved a Baton Rouge police officer from an attacker. Vickie Wi lliams-Tillman stepped in after an arrest went awry Sunday morning. BRPD says Thomas Bennett had the officer on the ground... more »
  • Police hunting for monk increase pressure on Thai temple

    February 19, 2017 11:09 AM

    PATHUM THANI, Thailand - Police in Thailand who spent three days in an orderly but unsuccessful search of a vast Buddhist temple for a prominent monk accused of financial wrongdoing kept up the pressure Sunday, sending fresh forces to confront devotees and monks at the compound's gates. Around 3,000 police... more »
  • Malaysia searching for 4 N. Korean suspects who left country

    February 19, 2017 11:02 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's senior police official says they are looking for four more North Korean suspects who had left the country the same day the North Korean leader's brother died after being attacked at the airport. Malaysia's deputy national police chief Noor Rashid Ibrahim identified all four at... more »
  • Man shot by officer after opening fire near Oakland zoo dies

    February 18, 2017 7:40 PM

    OAKLAND, Ca. - Police says a man shot by an officer after opening fire at residents, cars and police officers in Oakland died hours later at a hospital. Oakland Police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson says the man was identified as 32-year-old Jesse Enjaian. Watsons says officers were called to a... more »
  • Prosecutor: Sniper justified in shooting man who killed cop

    February 18, 2017 5:26 PM

    TACOMA, Wash. - The Pierce County prosecutor says a sheriff's sniper was justified in shooting a man who used his two children as human shields and earlier killed a Tacoma police officer. Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says Deputy Bob Shaw "prevented further loss of life" when he shot and killed Bruce... more »
  • Malaysia arrests 4th suspect in N. Korean death

    February 18, 2017 11:17 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian police have announced the arrest of a fourth suspect, a North Korean, in the death of the half brother of the North Korean leader. A police statement says the man identified as Ri Jong Chol was arrested on Friday in Selangor near Kuala Lumpur. It... more »
  • 2 people shot in car on Finch Street

    February 16, 2017 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two people are being taken to the hospital after a shooting on Finch Street in North Baton Rouge. According to a BRPD spokesperson, the shooting happened around 9 p.m. in the 2500 block of Finch Street. Officers say a male and a female victim suffered... more »
  • Huge Baton Rouge drug bust uncovers narcotics, gun, cash

    February 16, 2017 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office has arrested two men after they uncovered large amounts of illegal substances, including drugs and a gun, from two separate apartments. According to deputies, 35-year-old Damar Xavier Coleman and 23-year-old Jules Morris were arrested Friday. Deputies say the two... more »
  • Man hurt in shooting after possible robbery on Runnymede Ave.

    February 15, 2017 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say one person was hurt after a shooting during a possible robbery at a home near Highway 61 Wednesday night. According to Baton Rouge Police, the shooting happened around 10 p.m. in the 10000 block of Runnymede Avenue and Magna Carta Place. One man was... more »
  • Biker hurt after plunging into ravine off Plank Road

    February 15, 2017 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders responded to a biker that plunged off the road into a shallow ravine off Plank Road Wednesday night. According to Baton Rouge Police, the man drove off the roadway just before a bridge in the 9600 block of Plank Road around 8:30 p.m. Police,... more »
  • BRPD offering 'ladies only' concealed handgun class

    February 15, 2017 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering a ladies only concealed handgun course in March. The class, taught by police firearm instructors, will be open to all women over the age of 21 and cost $100. Participants must provide their own handgun and ammunition for the... more »
  • NOPD: 6 shot, 1 killed in Central City

    February 10, 2017 9:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police are on the scene of a shooting in Central City with 6 victims. One of the victim, a female, has died, according to police. According to WWL , the New Orleans Police Department confirmed the shooting at Third and Dryades streets around 6:15 p.m. Initial... more »
  • Stabbing on Jefferson Ave. sends one to hospital

    February 10, 2017 8:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are responding to a stabbing on Jefferson Avenue. It happened just before 7 p.m. at a home in the 2600 block of Jefferson Avenue. BRPD sources say one person was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a stabbing. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"... more »
  • Man hit on head with hammer, sent to hospital

    February 10, 2017 8:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is going to the hospital after a woman attacked him with a hammer Friday evening, according to BRPD. According to BRPD officials, a female is in custody after she struck a male with a blunt object. Sources on scene say a woman hurled... more »
  • Florida officer who mistook doughnut glaze for drugs disciplined

    February 10, 2017 8:42 AM

    ORLANDO - Officials in Florida say an Orlando police officer who arrested a man after mistaking doughnut glaze for meth has been disciplined. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins was given a written reprimand for making an improper arrest. An internal affairs report released Thursday by the Orlando... more »
  • Pair arrested in attempted robbery at Airline Highway motel

    February 10, 2017 12:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested two people in connection with an armed robbery at a motel on Airline Highway Thursday. Police say two victims staying at the Wood Acres Motel on Airline Highway told them 18-year-old Sherry Nover and 21-year-old Percy Maloid entered their motel room... more »
  • 16 teens charged after 'drinking party' busted in LSU greenhouse

    February 9, 2017 8:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police say 16 teens were issued a misdemeanor summons for criminal trespassing after busting a midnight "drinking party" inside a university greenhouse Saturday. University officials say on Feb. 4, police saw two girls in the X109 Parking Lot around midnight. While questioning the women, two... more »
  • EBRSO investigating armed robbery at Coursey Blvd. gas station

    February 8, 2017 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery at a Coursey Blvd. gas station. An EBRSO spokesperson says a Shell gas station in the 11000 block of Coursey Blvd. near Sherwood Forest Boulevard was robbed just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Two black... more »
  • Mississippi 'Back the Badge' bill passes House after emotional debate

    February 8, 2017 10:04 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi House has voted to triple the penalties for committing violence against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency responders. The 85-31 vote came Wednesday only after several black representatives talked about how they or their loved ones had been racially profiled or treated harshly by the... more »
  • Prosecutors drop charges for 3 arrested on Inauguration Day

    February 8, 2017 6:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - Prosecutors have dropped felony rioting charges against three more people who were arrested after protesters broke windows and torched a limousine in Washington on Inauguration Day. That brings the total number of dropped cases to twelve. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia made the announcement... more »
  • Trump: No tolerance for violence against police

    February 8, 2017 10:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is promising "zero tolerance" for violence against law enforcement officers. He tells a group of police chiefs that his administration will give their departments the resources to recruit and retain officers. Trump also says "no one in America should be punished" simply for growing up... more »
  • Police: Ankle monitor helps tie suspect to house burglary

    February 6, 2017 8:29 PM

    SLIDELL - Louisiana police say a bail bond company's ankle monitor helped make a burglary case against a New Orleans man. Police in Slidell say the GPS device showed that 56-year-old John Davis spent 16 minutes in and around a house where jewelry, electronics and firearms had been stolen. A... more »
  • Not guilty plea from man who shot ex-NFL player McKnight

    February 6, 2017 11:21 AM

    GRETNA - The man who fatally shot former NFL player Joe McKnight has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge. A lawyer for 55-year-old Ronald Gasser told reporters after Monday's arraignment in the New Orleans suburb of Gretna that McKnight's death was a case of justifiable homicide. Gasser, from... more »
  • Man accused of filming inside bathroom at LSU track meet

    February 4, 2017 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man for allegedly taking unwanted photos and videos of people in a men's restroom Friday. An athlete informed a security officer Friday afternoon that a man wearing all black clothes was taking the unwanted photos in a men's restroom during an LSU Track... more »
  • Firefighters respond to trash fire near L'Auberge Casino Play Video

    February 3, 2017 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to a fire on River Road right outside of Baton Rouge city limits. The fire occurred at a recycling center on the 12000 block of River Road, close to the L'Auberge Hotel & Casino. Here's another shot of the fire on River... more »
  • BRPD squad car involved in accident on Airline Highway Play Video

    February 3, 2017 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer was involved in an accident on Airline Highway. #BREAKING @BRPD officer involved in a crash on Airline Hwy near Coursey Blvd. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/YFSkVDuoaP — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) February 4, 2017 The crash happened on Airline Highway... more »
  • Atlanta police backfire with tweet about Beyonce and gunfire

    February 3, 2017 4:22 PM

    ATLANTA - Atlanta police admit they backfired with a tweet urging people not to celebrate Beyonce's pregnancy with celebratory gunfire. Following the singer's announcement Wednesday that she's pregnant with twins, the department tweeted, "Beyonce may have everyone wanting to celebrate her pregnancy, but remember no celebratory gunfire! Stay safe, Atlanta!"... more »
  • Exclusive: Video shows murder suspect arrested at BR hotel Play Video

    February 2, 2017 3:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A murder suspect came out of a hotel room with his hands raised, heeding the commands of nearby officers who had their guns drawn. Baton Rouge Police and its special response unit surrounded the room at the Magnuson Hotel near Airline and I-12 around 3 p.m.... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Teen says he tried to save girl from huge apartment blaze Play Video

    February 1, 2017 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 16-year-old says he tried to save a girl from an apartment fire Tuesday, but was unsuccessful. Jose Alexander Rosa spoke to News 2's Brett Buffington at a vigil for 5-year-old Treasure Garner, who died after the apartment she was inside of caught fire. Rosa only speaks... more »
  • Dad: drive-by victim was to join Army Reserves

    February 1, 2017 9:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The father of an 18-year-old killed in a drive-by shooting in front of a New Orleans high school says his son was in Tulane University's culinary catering program and was planning to join the Army Reserves. Lawrence Williams Jr. said Lawrence Williams IV had never been in... more »
  • DA charges girlfriend of man killed by Louisiana deputies

    February 1, 2017 10:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A woman who was in a car with her boyfriend when he was shot and killed by two pursuing Louisiana sheriff's deputies last year has been charged in connection with the actions authorities say the couple took that prompted the chase. Citing court records filed Thursday, news... more »
  • Jury clears cops in 2014 park attack

    January 28, 2017 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A jury cleared three former Baton Rouge Police officers who were on trial for abuse of power. The trial related to the 2014 accusations by a woman who said an officer forced her to perform oral sex on him while two other officers acted as "look... more »
  • Trooper injured by passing driver during traffic stop

    January 27, 2017 10:37 PM

    GREENSBURG - A Louisiana State Police Trooper has been injured after being hit during a traffic stop by a passing driver. Police say the crash happened Friday afternoon. The trooper stopped a driver on Highway 449 south of Highway 37 in St. Helena Parish for a traffic violation. The... more »
  • Baton Rouge sex offender wanted for attempted kidnapping

    January 27, 2017 11:06 AM

    HAMMOND - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office announced a reward for information leading to the arrest of a convicted sex offender wanted for attempted kidnapping. According to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, 54-year-old John Lester of Baton Rouge is accused of attempting to kidnap a 38-year-old woman Tuesday afternoon. Lester... more »
  • Funeral services slated for Friday for slain officer

    January 27, 2017 10:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Westwego police officer killed last week is slated to be laid to rest Friday. Officer Michael Louviere was shot and killed Jan. 20 on his way home from work when he stopped to investigate a car crash. The crash resulted from a shooting that started that... more »
  • French Settlement flood victim's home destroyed in fire Play Video

    January 26, 2017 8:16 PM

    WALKER - Firefighters are still working to figure out what sparked a house fire in rural Livingston Parish Thursday night. The home burned completely to the ground. The intense flames damaged a second home too. People who live along Aydell Lane told our Brett Buffington homes in the... more »
  • Miss. Senate passes "Blue Lives Matter" bill

    January 26, 2017 3:51 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A bill to double penalties for crimes targeting police officers, firefighters and medics has passed the Mississippi Senate. Senators voted 37-13 Thursday to send Senate Bill 2469 to House. The "Blue Lives Matter" proposal says any crime committed against emergency personnel because of their status as police... more »
  • Unhinged man escapes ambulance, causes disturbance at school Wednesday Play Video

    January 25, 2017 11:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police and paramedics had to deal with a patient that caused a disturbance near a school and then escaped from an ambulance Wednesday evening. A state trooper at St. Thomas More Catholic School was on the scene by coincidence at a time when some parents were picking... more »
  • Armed man with mental illness shot, killed by Kenner police

    January 24, 2017 12:48 PM

    KENNER - Police in a New Orleans suburb say officers fatally shot a man who was armed with two knives as he exited a house and advanced on them following a standoff that lasted more than four hours. Kenner police say in a news release that 25-year-old Armond Brown died... more »
  • St. Tammany Sheriff addresses rough start to 2017

    January 24, 2017 12:35 PM

    ST. TAMMANY - St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith addressed the busy start to 2017 with the release of the office's 2016 Uniform Crime Reports. According to a release from the STPSO, crime is down in St. Tammany Parish, but the overall number of crimes reported has stayed virtually... more »
  • Five arrested for drugs, money laundering operation at Hammond Hotel

    January 24, 2017 11:42 AM

    HAMMOND - The Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office and the Hammond Police Department arrested five individuals after finding drugs and counterfeit currency in a Hammond hotel room. Police conducted a search warrant of room 205 at the Budget Inn Wednesay Jan. 18 after an on-going investigation revealed criminal activity was taking... more »
  • Prairieville man arrested for impersonating a police officer Play Video

    January 23, 2017 5:50 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Police have arrested a man for impersonating a law enforcement officer after he pulled over another vehicle Saturday night. Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Van Broussard Road in reference to a suspicious person complaint Sunday night. They learned that 28-year-old Christopher Rodriguez of Prairieville was... more »
  • Funeral arrangements set for slain Westwego officer

    January 23, 2017 5:35 PM

    WESTWEGO – Funeral arrangements have been announced for a Westwego police officer that was shot and killed early Friday morning. Visitation for 26-year-old Michael Louviere will be held on Friday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at White Dove Fellowship Church in Harvey with a funeral service... more »
  • Double shooting in New Orleans leaves 15-year-old dead

    January 22, 2017 2:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 15-year-old is dead and a 13-year-old wounded after a shooting Saturday night. The Times-Picayune reports that just before 6 p.m. Saturday police responded to a call about a shooting at the intersection of Desire and North Galvez Streets. The police news release says they... more »
  • Man charged in rush-hour explosion that damaged a police car

    January 22, 2017 2:21 PM

    BOSTON - Police have charged a man they believe is responsible for a rush-hour bombing that damaged a Boston police cruiser but caused no serious injuries. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said Sunday he doesn't know the motive of the Friday morning rush-hour explosion. He says a device deliberately left... more »
  • Judge orders town, ex-police chief to pay $40K in legal fees

    January 22, 2017 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has awarded nearly $40,000 in fees to attorneys for a woman who accused a former Louisiana police chief of sexually assaulting her in his office while she was drunk and he was on duty. The woman's lawyers sought nearly $90,000 in fees, but U.S.... more »
  • Spanish police announce arrests in cultural artifacts ring

    January 22, 2017 12:29 PM

    MADRID - Spanish police say 75 people have been arrested and more than 3,500 stolen artifacts and pieces of art seized in a joint operation with 17 other European countries that dismantled an international cultural goods trafficking ring. Authorities said Sunday they had secured up to 500 archaeological objects alone... more »
  • Armed robbery ends in gunfire outside Tracy Avenue home

    January 20, 2017 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies say one person was hurt after robbery ended in gunfire on Tracey Avenue Friday night. According to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokesperson Casey Hicks, the shooting happened around 10 p.m. Friday night in front of a home on Tracey Avenue. Victims say a dark... more »
  • Police clash with protesters following Trump inauguration

    January 20, 2017 8:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - Protesters and an Associated Press photographer say police fired rubber projectiles at them during demonstrations against President Donald Trump in downtown Washington. An AP photographer says he was hit three times by projectiles - once on his left shin and twice on his right - while covering demonstrations... more »
  • Two hurt in shooting on Sycamore Street Friday night

    January 20, 2017 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say two people were hurt in a shooting near Plank Road Friday night. The shooting happened on Sycamore Street just before 7:30 p.m. Friday. According to Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L'Jean McKneely, one victim was shot in the leg and the other victim was shot... more »
  • Fed: Nearly 60 New Orleans police recruits had risk factors

    January 19, 2017 3:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal monitors say almost 60 recruits were accepted into recent New Orleans Police Department training academy classes despite records indicating any of a variety of "risk factors" - including possible domestic abuse and drug use. Thursday's report was filed by monitors overseeing federal court-ordered reforms in the... more »
  • NJ lawmakers: Put pro-police blue lines on right side of law

    January 19, 2017 12:12 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Two New Jersey congressmen have introduced legislation to allow towns to paint strips of blue on roadways to honor police after regulators said the tributes crossed the line of federal safety rules. Republican Leonard Lance and Democrat Bill Pascrell introduced legislation Tuesday to permit the blue lines... more »
  • Chemical leak in Ascension Parish contained Play Video

    January 18, 2017 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hazmart crews have contained a hydrochloric acid leak in Ascension Parish, and emergency responders have been working to neutralize the chemical. A hazmat team was called to the scene on Ashland Road near Highway 30. Someone working along the railroad reported the leak coming from a... more »

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