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  • YouTube star arrested for lying about assault, injuries

    June 29, 2016 10:10 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A YouTube personality who said he was assaulted outside a West Hollywood club has been charged with filing a false police report and faking his injuries. The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department says London-native Calum McSwiggan was seen hitting himself with a jail payphone after his arrest early... more »
  • Armed man tries to steal Pineville ambulance

    June 29, 2016 2:28 PM

    PINEVILLE - Police say a man armed with a gun tried to steal an ambulance in Pineville Wednesday morning. According to Pineville Police, 43-year-old Christopher Farque tried to steal a vehicle that had pulled over on US 167 due to a flat tire around 5 a.m. Wednesday. The victims... more »
  • LSP: Trooper who bodyslammed suspect acted appropriately

    June 28, 2016 5:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police say they fully support the actions of a trooper who bodyslammed a resisting Illinois man in the French Quarter last weekend. They say the officer's use of force was appropriate for the situation that unfolded on Bourbon Street at 4 a.m. The video... more »
  • S.C. trooper uses emojis to deliver drunken driving message

    June 25, 2016 3:36 PM

    ANDERSON, S.C. - South Carolina is starting a campaign against drinking and driving based on a trooper's tweets using the little graphic icons called emojis on his smartphone. The Anderson Independent-Mail reports the Highway Patrol already has 130 billboards up and will include Sgt. Bob Beres' message at convenience stores... more »
  • Man in custody following standoff on Wilmot Street

    June 24, 2016 9:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police say they arrested a man Friday evening after he refused to stop for officers before barricading himself in a home. This happened at a home near the intersection of Wilmot Street and Conrad Drive. BRPD told News 2 officers attempted to make a... more »
  • Parents warned after 8-foot gator spotted in Livingston drainage canal Play Video

    June 23, 2016 11:48 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Police issued a warning to residents of Livingston after a large alligator was spotted in a drainage canal. The eight-and-a-half-foot gator was seen in the canal just off Ohio Street within the town. Police advised residents to keep a close eye on children and small animals around... more »
  • Police warn of scam involving fake Entergy representatives

    June 21, 2016 9:17 PM

    WALKER - Police in Walker are warning residents of a reported scam in the area where a 1-800 number contacts Entergy customers and tells them their balance is past due. According to a post on the department's Facebook page, the caller informs the resident that the owe between $900... more »
  • Accused killer's lawyers: There are inconsistencies in police reports Play Video

    June 21, 2016 8:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The attorneys for a man accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend slammed the police investigation into the matter in an exclusive interview with WBRZ Tuesday. "They don't have a case," one attorney told News 2's Brett Buffington. The two New Orleans-area attorneys are working to... more »
  • Man accused of breaking out of hospital, stealing ambulance

    June 18, 2016 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Officials say a man broke out of a psychiatric care hospital and stole an ambulance before leading police on a chase across Baton Rouge Saturday morning. Baton Rouge Police say the incident happened around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. According to arrest records, 40-year-old Christopher Porter escaped the... more »
  • Security increased for New Orleans Pride celebrations

    June 16, 2016 2:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - City officials in New Orleans say they’re ramping up security plans for upcoming Pride celebrations in the city after the horrific events in Orlando last weekend. New Orleans Pride celebrations will kick off Friday. Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Superintendent Michael Harrison, FBI and Louisiana State Police have... more »
  • Pointe Coupee begins tackling budget crisis

    June 14, 2016 10:59 PM

    POINTE COUPEE PARISH - The Point Coupee Parish Police Jury agreed to the first round of budget cuts Tuesday after sales tax revenues fell short. Police jurors agreed to eliminate a position in the utility department and a $40,000 contract with cleaning services, as well as 25% cuts across... more »
  • Baker Police Chief-elect wants a pay raise Play Video

    June 14, 2016 7:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The city of Baker's new police chief is asking for a pay raise. Police Chief-elect Carl Dunn says that his political opponents are trying to drive him out of office with his current pay. "My opponent's campaign manager was allowed to reduce the salary to make it... more »
  • Armed robbery suspect leads police on high-speed chase

    June 13, 2016 11:57 AM

    THIBODAUX - Police said a man was arrested in connection with an armed robbery that happened earlier this year after he led officers on a high-speed chase through Terrebonne Parish. 49-year-old Cristopher Smith was booked on charges of armed robbery, aggravated flight from an officer, possession of alcoholic beverages... more »
  • Shooting outside Dallas airport causes long delays

    June 10, 2016 3:35 PM

    DALLAS - People are streaming out of Dallas Love Field and hours-long delays are being reported after police shot a man outside the airport during a domestic disturbance. Some travelers were on airplanes when the shooting occurred Friday afternoon but were ordered off when the terminal was cleared. They said... more »
  • Patchy reporting undercuts national hate crimes count

    June 5, 2016 2:56 PM

    An Associated Press investigation finds that more than 2,700 city police and county sheriff's departments have not filed a single hate crime report with the FBI over the last six years. And thousands more had gaps in reporting. Each year, the FBI issues a report on the number of hate... more »
  • New Orleans police officer injured in traffic accident

    June 5, 2016 1:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans police say one of their officers has been seriously injured during a traffic accident. Multiple news outlets reported that Superintendent Michael Harrison said the officer was inside her police vehicle on the side of the road with the emergency lights on when she was... more »
  • Body camera public records bill headed to Louisiana governor

    June 1, 2016 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police would be allowed to shield body camera footage from release without a court order if the video is deemed to violate a "reasonable expectation of privacy," under a bill headed to the governor. Supporters said the measure aligns the body camera footage with Louisiana's existing public... more »
  • Louisiana adds police protections to hate-crime laws

    May 26, 2016 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has become the first state in the nation to expand its hate-crime laws to protect police, firefighters and emergency medical crews. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, whose family includes four generations of sheriffs, signed the law on Thursday. He said it protects "men and women who... more »
  • Decision on fired police chief's appeal delayed until next week

    May 26, 2016 12:27 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Following more than 4 hours of testimony Wednesday night, an appeals hearing for the Denham Springs Police chief who was fired in April ended without a decision. It was the second consecutive night the hearing continued for more than four hours. At the conclusion, a motion... more »
  • Louisiana set to expand hate crimes law to include police

    May 24, 2016 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is poised to become the first state in the nation to expand its hate-crime laws to protect police, firefighters and emergency medical crews. The move could stir the national debate over the relationship between law enforcement and minorities. If signed by the governor this... more »
  • Woman stabbed, transported Monday in Baton Rouge

    May 24, 2016 12:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating following a stabbing that injured one person Monday evening. The stabbing occurred on Elgin St. off Winbourne Ave. Police say their preliminary investigation revealed that a group of people were arguing in the street when the matter escalated and someone threw... more »
  • Police chase ends on roof of LSU campus bookstore

    May 21, 2016 9:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police say a man was arrested Saturday morning after he led police on a foot chase through campus that ended on the roof of the campus bookstore. According to court documents, an LSUPD officer saw two men trying to cut a cable lock on a... more »
  • House advances license plate reader bill on its second try

    May 18, 2016 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A House committee has reversed course and backed a Lake Charles senator's proposed program that would allow law enforcement agencies to automatically scan motorists' license plates. The House criminal justice committee voted 8-3 Wednesday to advance the Senate-approved measure for full chamber consideration, a week after... more »
  • Latest police academy beginning; City on track to have its largest squad ever

    May 16, 2016 4:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The first of possibly two police academies started Monday, police reported in a news release. The Baton Rouge Police Department's P.O.S.T. academy class began this week. Cadets will graduate in June. The class is made up of police officers from other agencies that have decided to... more »
  • Thousands gather in Washington to honor fallen officers

    May 14, 2016 2:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Thousands of people have gathered in Washington to remember fallen law enforcement officers. Media outlets report that candles illuminated the National Mall during Friday night's ceremony, which honored the 252 officers who were added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this year. Steve Groeinger, a spokesman for... more »
  • Denham Springs Police officer accused of abusing ex-wife

    May 11, 2016 4:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Detectives in Livingston Parish say a Denham Springs Police officer was arrested Tuesday after a domestic battery incident involving his former wife. According to Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard, deputies arrested 30-year-old Landon Blake Groger for one count of misdemeanor domestic abuse battery. Ard said the... more »
  • Off-duty cop kills man who went on stabbing rampage, killing 2

    May 10, 2016 10:47 PM

    TAUNTON, MA - Authorities have identified a man who they say killed two people and wounded four others in stabbing attacks at a home and a shopping mall in Massachusetts before being shot dead. The Bristol County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday that 28-year-old Arthur Darosa crashed a car outside... more »
  • Police catch man stealing from cars at auto shop

    May 9, 2016 5:25 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Police arrested a man after they say they caught him burglarizing vehicles at a car shop in Ponchatoula. A passerby called police after they saw the man burglarizing the cars, our news partner Action News 17 reports . When officers arrived, they found Bradley Sharp, 22, still... more »
  • People share safety tips on social media after home invasion, rape

    May 7, 2016 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Neighbors have found calm on the internet, sharing safety tips and conversation as they grapple with the reality that a rapist is loose in their community. The Baton Rouge Garden District Facebook page has been active since word spread about a home invasion and rape Thursday... more »
  • Home invasion, rape in Garden District prompts security fears Play Video

    May 6, 2016 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An unusual police presence was seen in the Garden District Friday as officers investigate an overnight home invasion and rape amid a series of sexual assaults in the area. The WBRZ Investigative Unit learned through sources that as many as three victims say they have been... more »
  • Police officer cited after crashing into Morgan City bar

    May 4, 2016 6:37 PM

    MORGAN CITY ( KATC-TV ) - New information and photos were released in a Friday night crash involving a police officer in Morgan City. A Patterson Police officer was cited with careless operation and placed on administrative after wrecking into three vehicles and a bar on 5th Street in... more »
  • Police: Stop calling drug dealer's phone so we can search it

    May 4, 2016 4:22 PM

    ALLIANCE, OH - Police in Ohio say their search of a suspected drug dealer’s phone was repeatedly interrupted as they couldn’t get prospective drug purchasers to stop calling the device. WCMH-TV reports Alliance Police arrested Steve Notman Tuesday night after they said he was captured on video selling methamphetamine.... more »
  • Victim died after overnight grocery store shooting Play Video

    May 3, 2016 11:17 PM

    BAKER - Police released new information about an overnight murder in Baker Tuesday night. According to Baker Police, officers responded to a shooting near the intersection of West Azalea Avenue and Baker Boulevard around 10 p.m. Tuesday. At the scene, police say they found 20-year-old Richard Devon Phillips... more »
  • Police respond to woman being chased by man with knife in North Gates area

    May 2, 2016 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police surrounded an off-campus pharmacy Monday afternoon after reports a woman was being chased by a man with a knife. Police cars filled the parking lot of the CVS near the North Gates of LSU. Preliminary information was released, but officers said they were... more »
  • City officials to address Earth Day event mayhem Friday

    April 28, 2016 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City officials will discuss for the first time, incidents that happened during an Earth Day celebration in downtown almost two weeks ago. On Sunday, April 17th, there were a series of fights between young people. Police responded to numerous issues during the Earth Day event. The... more »
  • Reworked police body camera footage bill advances in Senate

    April 26, 2016 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators have rewritten a proposal to exempt police body camera footage from Louisiana's public records laws to instead allow members of the public to access some recordings. A Senate judiciary committee advanced the proposal from Sen. Ronnie Johns, a Lake Charles Republican, with changes that align... more »
  • Victim's mother speaks out; she says her son was far from perfect.

    April 23, 2016 12:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a deadly shooting that killed one man Friday night in Baton Rouge. Police said 21-year-old Anthony Campbell was found deceased in the driveway of 2629 Laurel Street from apparent gunshot injuries. The shooting happened near the intersection on Laurel St.... more »
  • 911 call reveals moments before police kill Baker man Play Video

    April 23, 2016 12:32 AM

    MIAMI, FL - The Investigative Unit obtained 911 tapes detailing what happened moments before a Baker man was killed by police in Miami. "C'mon just leave me alone, you've done enough f***ing damage," a woman's voice says. " The voice belongs to the Francis Scot Dufore's ex. She... more »
  • Texas police say stolen steaks lead to high-speed chase

    April 21, 2016 11:36 AM

    LONGVIEW, Texas - Police say a man stole steaks from an East Texas Wal-Mart then tossed some of the meat from his vehicle as authorities pursued him in a high-speed chase. Police say the pursuit began around 11 a.m. Wednesday after the suspect fled the store in Longview, in Gregg... more »
  • Bill limiting access to police body camera video stalled

    April 19, 2016 1:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal to exempt all police body camera footage unrelated to criminal investigations from Louisiana public records law has stalled in the state Senate, at least temporarily. Lake Charles Sen. Ronnie Johns, a Republican, says he plans to continue discussions on the measure and bring a reworked... more »
  • Plea deal reached in I-10 speed trap scheme

    April 18, 2016 12:50 PM

    HENDERSON - There was a plea deal Monday in a ticket-writing scheme that involved a notorious speed trap at the western end of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. Oliver Mack Lloyd pleaded guilty to false accounting and admitted his role in the I-10 ticket scheme, KATC TV reported on its... more »
  • New Orleans police: 2 killed, 1 injured in shooting

    April 16, 2016 3:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and a third wounded on Friday night. The shooting took place at about 9:30 p.m. in eastern New Orleans. Police say both men died after being shot multiple times. Police had no details about the... more »
  • Murdered Southern students laid to rest Saturday

    April 16, 2016 9:39 AM

    LAKE CHARLES – One of two funerals scheduled Saturday for murdered Southern University students will take place in this southwest Louisiana city. LaShuntae Benton was laid to rest around noon. Visitation started at 9 a.m. A wake was held the day before. Annette January was buried almost simultaneously... more »
  • Lawyer: Police dept. should recuse itself in probe

    April 15, 2016 6:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The lawyer for a man accused of fatally shooting former New Orleans Saints football star Will Smith is demanding the New Orleans Police Department recuse itself from the investigation. In a letter delivered Friday to Mayor Mitch Landrieu and police Superintendent Michael Harrison, lawyer John Fuller... more »
  • Report released on firing of Denham Springs Police chief Play Video

    April 14, 2016 2:25 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs released a 200-page report on the investigation into recently-fired police Chief Scott Jones. The city of Denham Springs released a lengthy report to @WBRZ about the firing of Chief Scott Jones & Cpt. Kistler. pic.twitter.com/y5zATLznvf — Troy Gaulden WBRZ (@TroyGaulden)... more »
  • Denham Springs using grant for new bulletproof vests Play Video

    April 12, 2016 5:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs plans to apply for a federal grant that could bring in up to 10 new bulletproof vests for its police department. Right now, 10 of 30 vests need to be replaced. Bulletproof vests last five years and cost around $750 each. Through... more »
  • LSU students threaten to disrupt campus events over officer's comments

    April 12, 2016 12:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A small gathering of about 30 LSU students rallied together Monday night to discuss what to do about a police officer's comments about rape they found offensive . They're frustrated by this quote from LSU spokesman Lt. Kevin Scott in the student newspaper "The Reveille": "If you... more »
  • Mom wants daughter's killer to pay Play Video

    April 11, 2016 11:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lashuntae Benton's mother made the trip to Baton Rouge from Lake Charles Monday night to pick up her daughter's car. Benton, 19, and and Annette January, 19, were caught in the crossfire Saturday in part of Baton Rouge where crimes like this aren't common, which is making... more »
  • Woman injured in shooting in Baton Rouge Friday night

    April 8, 2016 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was injured in a shooting outside an apartment complex in Baton Rouge Friday night, a BRPD spokesman says. The shooting happened just before 7 p.m. on North Ardenwood Drive near Villa Ashley Drive. Police say a black male walked up to a group standing... more »
  • Search for new Denham Springs Police chief begins Play Video

    April 8, 2016 6:03 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The search for an interim police chief is underway in Denham Springs after the firing of Chief Scott Jones and Captain Steve Kistler. Both Jones and Kistler were fired by the Denham Springs Council Thursday night after an investigating committee looked into the handling of a domestic... more »
  • Caller who reported man with gun at Wal-Mart may be charged

    April 7, 2016 12:54 PM

    FAIRBORN, Ohio - A 911 caller who reported a man waving a gun in an Ohio Wal-Mart before police fatally shot him could face a charge of making a false alarm. The man actually was toting an air rifle he picked up from a shelf. The Dayton Daily News reports... more »
  • Ponchatoula High cleared, authorities investigating bomb threat call

    April 7, 2016 8:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Ponchatoula High School is closed today after officials received an anonymous threat. Tangipahoa school officials closed the school after someone made a bomb threat to the the Pontchatoula Police Department Wednesday morning. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff, the high school has been cleared and secure.... more »
  • UPDATE: Two burglars still at large after home invasion Play Video

    April 6, 2016 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are still investigating a home invasion that happened in the 1100 block of Wylie Drive in Baton Rouge Wednesday morning. The two burglars are still at large responsible for the home invasion along with a series of burglaries in the Woodstone subdivision, according to BRPD.... more »
  • Police: 2 shot, wounded during drug deal in New Orleans

    April 6, 2016 8:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police say two men have been hospitalized after they were shot during a drug deal in New Orleans. New Orleans police say the unidentified men, ages 21 and 23, took a taxi to Algiers, where authorities say they arranged to meet a drug dealer. Police say at some... more »
  • APSO: Burglar shot after breaking into unmarked police car

    April 3, 2016 12:09 PM

    ASCENSION - The Ascension Sheriff's Office said an off-duty Louisiana State Police detective shot a burglar after being alerted that the man was breaking into his police unit Saturday night. According to Sheriff Jeff Wiley, the off-duty detective was awakened and alerted by a neighbor that his unmarked police... more »
  • Witness says car was driving erratically before crashing into pole; 1 injured

    March 29, 2016 12:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was transported to the hospital Monday night after a car crashed into an electric pole. The accident happened on Geronimo St. in Baton Rouge. Few details are known at the time of this post, but a News 2 Crew was on scene when one person... more »
  • Police: Gang of kids armed with BB guns attack man in Baton Rouge

    March 28, 2016 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is recovering after being shot by six kids with BB guns in what appears to be a random attack, police confirmed Monday. The kids were detained and released into the custody of their parents after the shooting Sunday night on North Street near North... more »
  • 1 killed, 1 wounded in I-10 shooting in New Orleans

    March 27, 2016 12:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say one man has been killed and another wounded in a shooting on Interstate 10. The shooting shut down part of the interstate for a while Saturday night. Police say Sunday one man that was found shot to death inside a Toyota 4Runner that... more »
  • Tough love: Mother turns son into police Play Video

    March 23, 2016 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mother turned her son over to police after seeing his photo online. Tonia Kinchen says she had to help her son, who is struggling with drug abuse and has been living on the street. "That's the worst thing I had to do, is call... more »
  • Arrest made in Evangeline Street murder

    March 23, 2016 8:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have arrested the suspect in the murder of a man on Evangeline St. earlier this month. Michael Demond Davis, 32, turned himself in to police Wednesday. He's charged with 1st degree murder in the shooting death of Tyrone Dyer, 34, in the 3800... more »
  • Police identify suspect in Evangeline Street murder

    March 23, 2016 12:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have identified the suspect in the murder of a man on Evangeline St. earlier this month. Michael Demond Davis, 32, is wanted on 1st degree murder charges. He's accused of shooting Tyrone Dyer, 34, in the 3800 block Evangeline near Plank Rd. The victim's... more »
  • UPDATE: Man apprehended after barricading himself in home

    March 22, 2016 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A heavy police presence was established at the corner of Bay Street and North 17th Street Tuesday morning. Witnesses told WBRZ reporter Michael Vinsanau, who was on the scene, a burglary suspect had barricaded himself inside a home. The suspect was inside a home a block... more »
  • Police: Suspect stole hundreds of dollars worth of tools

    March 21, 2016 11:59 PM

    HAMMOND - The Hammond Police Department is asking for help identifying a thief caught on camera stealing several hundred dollars worth of tools from a truck parked at a business. This happened at Honey Do Services on South Morrison Boulevard. The suspect is identified as a white male driving a... more »
  • Man arrested in LSU Student Union robbery Play Video

    March 18, 2016 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police say suspect, Brice Poole, is in custody for a robbery outside the LSU Student Union Friday morning. Police say a middle aged black man wearing a Star Wars t-shirt and yellow Crocs approached a student and said he had a gun and demanded money.... more »
  • Slidell officer rescues calf in flood, seeks suggestion for name

    March 17, 2016 7:42 PM

    SLIDELL - A Slidell police officer who saved a calf from flood waters in St. Tammany Parish is now asking for the public's help to pick out a name. Slidell Police reserve officer Tommy Williams was preparing for rising flood water at his home when he found the calf... more »
  • Police dispatcher delivers baby in parking lot Play Video

    March 7, 2016 10:04 PM

    BAKER - A woman who didn't make it to the hospital Sunday night, delivered her baby in a parking lot with the help of a Baker Police dispatcher. "She had other plans," Courtney Daniels says. The new mother of three experienced a sharp pain and called her parents... more »
  • Police cruiser involved in crash on Florida Blvd at Sherwood; 2 injured

    March 3, 2016 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Emergency crews responded to a multi-vehicle wreck involving a Baton Rouge police cruiser early Thursday morning. According to Baton Rouge EMS, two people were transported to the hospital with uknown injuries. The crash happened on Florida Boulevard at Sherwood Forest Boulevard around 6 a.m. At least... more »

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