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  • 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 »
  • BRPD using video from body cameras in investigations Play Video

    March 2, 2016 12:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday night leaders and residents discussed the desire to expand a pilot program for BPRD officer body cameras to the entire force. Most at the meeting at the MLK Community Center on Gus Young Avenue were in support of the program. It came in handy in February... more »
  • Police investigate shooting on N. Donmoor Ave

    March 1, 2016 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating a shooting that left at least one person injured in Baton Rouge. Authorities say shots were fired on Donmoor Avenue near Rembrandt Avenue early Tuesday morning. One person was hit and transported to the hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries. Very few details have been released at... more »
  • BRPD to host police body camera public meeting next week

    February 26, 2016 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department is set to hold a public meeting next week to field questions from area residents about police body cameras and the process of implementing them. The BRPD body camera forum will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 1 at the MLK Community... more »
  • Plea spares Louisiana cop's killer a death sentence

    February 26, 2016 3:36 PM

    SUNSET - The St. Landry Parish district attorney says he's agreed to not pursue the death penalty against a man who agreed to plead guilty in the death of a police officer and another person. Police said Harrison Lee Riley Jr. shot Sunset police officer Henry Nelson with Nelson's own... more »
  • Councilman says domestic abuse arrest was 'misunderstanding' Play Video

    February 23, 2016 12:08 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Monday night, a city councilman in Denham Springs returned to his seat for the first time since he was arrested on Domestic Abuse Battery charges. He spoke to News 2's cameras for the first time. "This whole thing has been a misunderstanding," Chris Davis claims. "You know,... more »
  • Police offer to exchange gas cards for unwanted guns this weekend

    February 19, 2016 10:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police hope to get some dangerous weapons off the streets of Baton Rouge, Saturday. It's part of the department's "Guns for Gas" program. Police are asking the community to turn in guns they have in the home, no questions asked. In return, each donor will get a... more »
  • BRPD: Teen accidentally shot by male relative; victim in critical condition

    February 18, 2016 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A girl was shot in the head and rushed to an area hospital Thursday evening. Baton Rouge police said the girl was shot accidentally, by a 16-year-old male relative playing with a firearm. Detectives are still investigating how the boy got the gun. According to... more »
  • City's top cop, captain on leave pending investigation into how department handled call

    February 17, 2016 2:14 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The police chief and a department captain were placed on leave, WBRZ learned Wednesday. The city attorney said Chief Scott Jones and Captain Steve Kistler are on paid leave while an internal investigation unfolds. The investigation is over how the response to a domestic violence call... more »
  • BRPD Lieutenant pleads not guilty to bar brawl battery charges

    February 17, 2016 11:47 AM

    B ATON ROUGE - A high-ranking member of the Baton Rouge Police Department pleaded not guilty to aggravated second degree battery charges Wednesday. Lt. Charles Eddleman represented himself in court, but has plans to hire an attorney ahead of his next court date. He was arrested earlier this year... more »
  • Drunk driver contacts police to report she crashed into parked patrol car

    February 16, 2016 2:50 PM

    THIBODAUX - Thibodaux Police reported an intoxicated woman contacted law enforcement herself to report she had crashed into a parked Thibodaux Police Department patrol car early Sunday morning. 30-year-old Monet Muilenburg, of Thibodaux, was booked into the Lafourche Detention Center on a charge of second offense DWI after her... more »
  • Special Report: Terror in Tigerland Play Video

    February 15, 2016 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crime is down after a series of reports about terror in Tigerland - the city's popular bar district south of LSU. “ Tigerland is just like any other neighborhood. A very good neighborhood. The people who live there, 99 percent of them are law-abiding and want... more »
  • Initial police report indicates other officers rescued injured BRPD patrolman after shootout

    February 15, 2016 1:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police released the criminal history of the man who shot two police officers in a shootout Saturday . Calvin Smith, 22, died from injuries he received when the two officers he shot returned fire. He was taken to a hospital where he died a... more »
  • Mississippi police officer shot in head

    February 14, 2016 12:22 PM

    CLARKSDALE, Miss. - Authorities in northwest Mississippi say an officer was shot while investigating a robbery. Mayor Bill Luckett says Officer Derrick Couch was found on the street outside a convenience store that had been robbed late Saturday by two masked men. The report said the officer was hospitalized after... more »
  • BRPD officer released from hospital after Saturday shootout Play Video

    February 13, 2016 8:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE -The alleged shooter of two Baton Rouge police officers died Saturday night, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. The shooting happened on the 5600 block of Fairfields Avenue around 6 a.m. Saturday morning. According to a Baton Rouge Police spokesperson, two officers and the suspected shooter... more »
  • Cop placed on leave after comment about activist's suicide

    February 12, 2016 11:40 AM

    FAIRBORN, Ohio - Officials say an Ohio police officer is being put on paid leave over a Facebook comment about a Black Lives Matter activist who killed himself on the Statehouse steps. The comment posted under Fairborn officer Lee Cyr's account reads "Love a happy ending." It was posted on... more »
  • New Orleans Mayor Landrieu hails Mardi Gras as a success

    February 12, 2016 6:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- From a decline in arrests to the number of visitors, Mayor Mitch Landrieu is hailing the Carnival season in New Orleans as a success. On Thursday, the city released numbers on arrests, the cleanup and the number of visitors. Landrieu also thanked city workers for their efforts at... more »
  • Drop-off old, unwanted prescriptions at newly installed disposal boxes Play Video

    February 10, 2016 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Secure boxes have been installed at area police and sheriff headquarters in an effort to curb prescription drug abuse. "T here is a misconception that just because it's prescribed by a doctor, that makes it safe," Kandyce Cowart, the manager of federal investigations at Blue Cross/Blue... more »
  • BPRD identifies man shot dead at Scenic Hwy car wash

    February 9, 2016 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the man who was shot and killed Tuesday morning shooting near the corner of 69th Street and Scenic Highway. 57-year-old Robert Harrison was pronounced dead at the scene after his lifeless body was found in the parking lot of a car wash located... more »
  • Woman facing charges after overnight crash into building

    February 9, 2016 12:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The driver of a car that crashed into a pawn shop overnight was booked into jail on DWI charges, authorities released Tuesday. WBRZ was first to break the story on WBRZ.com after the crash late Monday. Then, it appeared at least one person was injured and... more »
  • Capital Heights considers crime prevention district Play Video

    February 8, 2016 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There are about 20 crime districts in East Baton Rouge Parish and Capital Heights is hoping to create one, too. Capital Heights Neighborhood Association has already begun the process by getting feedback from residents. Of the people who have replied to a questionnaire posted online ,... more »
  • Auditors concerned over ticketing procedure at area police department

    February 8, 2016 1:59 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - The town police department needs to do a better job of tracking traffic ticketing procedures, auditors found in a recent state audit. Ticket booklets are not organized or managed in a systematic way, leading to a lapse in assurances that all tickets are returned and accounted for,... more »
  • Heroin scourge changes role of police in hard-hit areas

    February 7, 2016 3:03 PM

    CINCINNATI - The police on front lines of the nation's battle against deadly heroin are changing tactics and even redefining their roles in some communities. In a suburban Cincinnati township and a northwest Ohio county, police in special teams try to intervene with users soon after overdose recovery. They want... more »
  • Off-duty reserve police officer involved in deadly shooting Play Video

    February 5, 2016 5:40 PM

    ADDIS - State Police have taken control of a death investigation after a woman was shot and killed Friday afternoon. #BREAKING Addis police just put crime scene tape up at this home on Nic Dr. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/izxPPc4D5G — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) February 5, 2016 Emergency crews... more »

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