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  • BRPD: Man tries to eat all of his marijuana before traffic stop on I-10

    April 22, 2017 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man after he tried to eat all of his marijuana before a traffic stop on I-10 Saturday. According to Baton Rouge Police, an officer spotted 36-year-old Cyrus Antoine drifting back and forth across multiple lanes around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. The officer also... more »
  • Police respond to multiple shootings; At least one dead Wednesday Play Video

    April 19, 2017 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities responded to reports of multiple shootings in the Baton Rouge area that left at least one person dead Wednesday. One person was killed in a shooting in the 3200 block of Plank Road around 1:45 p.m. Police identified the victim as a 36-year-old black... more »
  • Oklahoma police chief issues himself a speeding ticket

    April 18, 2017 2:51 PM

    SPERRY, Okla. - The police chief of a small northeast Oklahoma community says he issued himself a citation for speeding, but only after being caught on video. Sperry Police Chief Justin Burch posted an apology on the department's Facebook page Saturday, saying he was "wrong in traveling at 75 and... more »
  • Police say 9 shot early Sunday in Ohio club, 2 critical

    April 16, 2017 11:43 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Police in Ohio's capital city say nine people have been wounded, two critically, in an early morning shooting in a Columbus club. Columbus police say initial investigation indicates an argument erupted into gunfire at 3:20 a.m. Sunday in the J&R Party Hall. They say five females and... more »
  • Video shows use of force by officers; Internal Affairs investigation underway Play Video

    April 13, 2017 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – There is an internal investigation following Baton Rouge Police using force to subdue someone in custody outside a South Baton Rouge convenience store this week. The WBRZ Investigative Unit confirmed through police there is an investigation underway, though, police said there have been no complaints filed... more »
  • Unmarked BRPD vehicle burglarized overnight

    April 13, 2017 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities say an unmarked police vehicle was burglarized overnight in Baton Rouge. According to Baton Rouge Police, the crime happened in the 3300 block of Joanne Drive. Police say no weapons were stolen and only miscellaneous items were taken. The officer was off-duty at the... more »
  • IPSO: Mother turns in son for attempted murder

    April 12, 2017 2:20 PM

    NEW IBERIA - A woman has turned in her own son after authorities announced he was wanted for attempted murder Wednesday. Deputies say 17-year-old Reginald Peters Jr. reportedly shot a 31-year-old victim during a fight on South Hopkins Street Monday. Investigators believe Peters pulled out a handgun and shot... more »
  • Man wanted for armed robbery, simple burglary

    April 12, 2017 9:09 AM

    GONZALES – Police in Gonzales are looking for a man wanted for armed robbery robbery and simple burglary. Police say Devontia Thompson, AKA “Jelly Roll” is believed to be in the Baton Rouge or Ascension Parish areas. He is wanted for two separate incidents in the Gonzales area. ... more »
  • Ascension grand jury indicts Matthew Morris on 84 counts related to fraud

    April 10, 2017 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An Ascension Parish grand jury has indicted a man on 84 counts including contractor fraud after police say he scammed 18 victims after the flood. District Attorney Ricky Babin confirmed contractor Mathew Morris was indicted Monday on 84 separate counts. An arraignment date will be set... more »
  • Ascension grand jury indicts Matthew Morris on 84 counts related to fraud

    April 10, 2017 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An Ascension Parish grand jury has indicted a man on 84 counts including contractor fraud after police say he scammed 18 victims after the flood. District Attorney Ricky Babin confirmed contractor Mathew Morris was re-indicted Monday on 84 separate counts. Morris, the owner of Complete... more »
  • Ford says hybrid police car catches bad guys, saves gas too

    April 10, 2017 7:55 AM

    DEARBORN - The next time the cops chase you down for speeding, they could be driving a fuel-efficient gas-electric hybrid. Ford Motor Co. says it will offer a police pursuit version of the hybrid Fusion midsize sedan, in response to requests from cities nationwide. Ford sells more police cars in... more »
  • Marksville man shot by marshals in 2015 arrested for domestic abuse

    April 9, 2017 6:24 PM

    MARKSVILLE - The father of a 6-year-old killed during a slow-speed chase with deputy marshals in 2015 has been arrested for domestic abuse. According to a report from KATC , Chris Few was arrested after his girlfriend reported him for a domestic dispute Saturday afternoon. Avoyelles Sheriff's deputies... more »
  • Video shows Colorado officer throwing woman down face-first

    April 9, 2017 3:02 PM

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. - A video spreading on social media shows a police officer in Colorado throwing a woman face-first onto a sidewalk after a scuffle. Seems excessive #ColoradoState pic.twitter.com/rtfzgBs4Yk — Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) April 8, 2017 Police spokeswoman Kate Kimble tells the Coloradoan newspaper... more »
  • Intoxicated driver charged with hit and run, trying to destroy evidence

    April 8, 2017 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a man after he failed a sobriety test following a hit and run on LA 426 Friday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a reported accident on LA 426. Upon arrival, the victim said another driver rear ended her... more »
  • Speed cited in motorcycle crash that killed Leesville man

    April 8, 2017 2:11 PM

    HICKS - Louisiana State Police say a man killed in a motorcycle crash near Hicks appears to have been traveling at high speed. The Alexandria Daily Town Talk reports 22-year-old Austin T. Chandler of Leesville died Friday after losing control of his Kawasaki motorcycle on state Highway 121. A news... more »
  • Crash causing major backup near I-10/I-12 split

    April 8, 2017 12:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A late-night crash on I-10 has backed up traffic past the 10/12 split. The accident happened near the College Dr. exit of westbound I-10 just before 11 p.m. Law enforcement officials have not released any information on how many cars were involved in the crash... more »
  • Two arrested for pretending to be police to rob home

    April 7, 2017 10:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say two men robbed a home, forcing their way in by pretending to be police officers. Louisiana State Police officers arrested 32-year-old Chad Phillips and 21-year-old Davante Brooks. According to officers, the pair went to a home and knocked on the door, showing a... more »
  • Felon arrested after trying to fool officers with fake names

    April 5, 2017 3:46 PM

    BAKER - Police arrested a felon for illegal firearm possession after he tried to lie about his identity Tuesday. Police responded to a call about a man with a gun in the 3000 block of Baker Blvd. According to arrest records, an officer found a man matching the suspect's... more »
  • Baltimore Police ready for overhaul despite call for pause

    April 4, 2017 11:04 AM

    BALTIMORE - Baltimore's police commissioner says they're "ready to roll" with a proposed overhaul of the troubled department despite the Department of Justice's request for time to review the agreement. Commissioner Kevin Davis said at a news conference Tuesday that the department knows it must get better and a consent... more »
  • Abbeville man injured after exchanging gunfire with police

    April 3, 2017 5:42 PM

    ABBEVILLE - State police say a man was shot and wounded in an exchange of gunfire with police in Abbeville. Abbeville Police Chief Tony Hardy told south Louisiana news outlets it happened Sunday evening. Police were investigating reports of recurring gunfire near a mobile home when a man began firing.... more »
  • Massage therapists arrested for giving 'erotic' massages

    April 3, 2017 4:28 PM

    COVINGTON - Two massage therapists have been arrested after authorities discovered they were giving "erotic" massages to some of their customers. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, 51-year-old Cuiling Wang and 47-year-old Xiaohong Miao were arrested after the sheriff's office received several complaints concerning illegal activities at... more »
  • Police: Mississippi officer shoots self after admitting molestation

    April 3, 2017 9:11 AM

    TISHOMINGO - Police in northeast Mississippi say an officer committed suicide after admitting he molested a teenager. The Clarion-Ledger reports that 53-year-old Russ Robinson made the admission after he was questioned by authorities about him molesting a 17-year-old boy after flashing his headlights and pulling the teen over. Robinson was... more »
  • Armed robber leads authorities on car chase, attacks officer

    April 2, 2017 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a man for armed robbery after he led authorities on a car chase and attacked an officer Sunday. Deputies arrested 27-year-old Tramaine Wells after he robbed a man of his phone and wallet at gunpoint and led officers on a dangerous chase through Baton... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies after crashing into trailer on Highway 316

    April 2, 2017 7:57 PM

    HOUMA - Police say a motorcyclist hurt in a Saturday night crash on LA 316 has died from his injuries. According to Louisiana State Police, 61-year-old James Marcel Jr. of Houma was traveling south on Highway 316 near Coteau Road when he struck a trailer that was blocking the... more »
  • IPSO: Suspect killed in deputy-involved shooting

    April 1, 2017 6:08 PM

    NEW IBERIA - A deputy with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office was involved in a fatal shooting during an altercation with a suspect Saturday. The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office says one deputy was involved in the shooting that left one suspect dead Saturday afternoon. According to a report... more »
  • Spanish police arrest 38, dismantle fake credit card ring

    April 1, 2017 11:30 AM

    MADRID - Spanish police say they have arrested 38 people and dismantled a criminal organization dealing in credit card fraud on an international scale. Authorities said Saturday those arrested were in a ring that specialized in the counterfeit and fraudulent use of credit cards from international banks, which were scammed... more »
  • Wisconsin man suspected of killing 4 dies of wounds

    April 1, 2017 11:28 AM

    MADISON, Wis. - A man suspected in a string of fatal northern Wisconsin shootings that ended in a shootout with police has died. State Department of Justice spokesman Johnny Koremenos says 45-year-old Nengmy Vang died about 1:28 a.m. Saturday. Investigators say Vang got into a domestic incident with his wife... more »
  • Inmate dies after stabbing at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center

    March 30, 2017 10:41 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - An inmate at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center has died following a stabbing that occurred last Thursday. Officials say the inmate was brought to a hospital following a stabbing. A Department of Corrections spokesperson was unsure of the inmate's condition the past week, and went on... more »
  • Report: Shots fired near U.S. Capitol, suspect in custody

    March 29, 2017 9:53 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Authorities in Washington D.C. are investigating an incident outside the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday morning. According to ABC News, one person was taken into custody after driving into a U.S. Capitol Police car attempting to hit officers. Police responded to Washington Ave and Independence Ave. That... more »
  • Police arrest suspect in shooting of 2 Miami-Dade officers

    March 29, 2017 9:31 AM

    MIAMI - A 19-year-old Miami man is charged with two counts of attempted murder after police say he opened fire in an "ambush-style" shooting on two plainclothes detectives who were investigating gang activity. Miami-Dade police announced an arrest on Twitter Wednesday morning but provide no details. T he Miami Herald... more »
  • Retired Louisiana police leader to get $128K annual pension

    March 27, 2017 9:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The former leader of the Louisiana State Police will take home more than $128,000 annually in retirement benefits for life. Col. Mike Edmonson retired last week after coming under increasing criticism for his leadership of the agency. WWL-TV reports it got Edmonson's pension information from the Louisiana... more »
  • Man accused of inappropriately touching teen

    March 27, 2017 9:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man faces sexual battery charges after police say he inappropriately touched a 15-year-old last year . Cedric Jermaine Franklin, 44, was charged with a felony count of sexual battery Sunday. He was booked into the East... more »
  • BRPD holds open house for new recruits Play Video

    March 25, 2017 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Academy opened it's doors Saturday to show what the department has to offer. It was well attended with people like Tykisha Knighten, who has a degree in criminal justice, but a personal experience inspired her to come here. "I had an... more »
  • Roadside bomb kills 3 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

    March 25, 2017 1:43 PM

    EL-ARISH, Egypt - Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb planted by suspected Islamic militants has hit a police armored vehicle in the north of the Sinai peninsula, killing three members of the security forces. They say the Saturday blast south of the city of el-Arish injured six other policemen.... more »
  • Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Airline Highway

    March 23, 2017 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a man was taken to the hospital after he was struck by a car on Airline Highway. According to Baton Rouge Police, the crash happened around 8 a.m. Thursday in the 7000 block of Airline Highway. One man was transported to the hospital... more »
  • Pastor hopes to help family, friends heal as Sergeant Anderson is laid to rest Play Video

    March 22, 2017 10:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Healing Place Church has become a center of spiritual recovery to some in Baton Rouge over the past year. After last year's tragedies, including the slaying of three officers, the Alton Sterling Protests, and the August flood, their mission is to heal the world. David... more »
  • New video shows Deputy Nick Tullier operating a wheelchair

    March 22, 2017 5:37 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputy Nick Tullier's family posted a new video Wednesday showing him operating a wheelchair as he continues his recovery. In an update, Tullier's father says the hospital had to remove a "central line" IV that was causing an infection. His father goes... more »
  • Nick Tullier visited by Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, Sgt. Bruce Simmons

    March 18, 2017 6:45 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - Several members of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office traveled to Houston, Texas to visit Deputy Nick Tullier Friday. The visitors included Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and Sgt. Bruce Simmons among others. A Facebook post showed the visitors standing alongside Tullier in his wheelchair. Tullier was... more »
  • LSU students question safety following abduction Play Video

    March 16, 2017 11:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One day after LSU issued an alert that a student had been abducted, few additional details have been released, and some students find that concerning. LSU sent the initial alert to students just before midnight Wednesday. It said LSUPD was investigating a reported abduction by an armed... more »
  • Suspect identified in Navajo tribal officer's shooting death

    March 14, 2017 11:29 PM

    PREWITT, N.M. - Authorities say the man suspected of gunning down a tribal police officer on the nation's largest American Indian reservation was found hiding on a ridge not far from his rural home in western New Mexico. The McKinley County Sheriff's Office in a report obtained by the Navajo... more »
  • Man wounded by police responding to Mississippi bank robbery

    March 14, 2017 11:23 PM

    RIDGELAND, Miss. - A 16-year-old bank robbery suspect in Mississippi was wounded after being shot by at least one police officer. Ridgeland Police Chief John Neal says the suspect was hospitalized with wounds that are not considered life-threatening. Neal says a masked person robbed a branch of BancorpSouth about 2... more »
  • East Feliciana Parish employee who used 'n word' resigns Play Video

    March 14, 2017 7:25 PM

    EAST FELICIANA – An East Feliciana Parish employee who admitted to a police jury last week that she used the "n word" has resigned. The police jury in East Feliciana Parish met on Tuesday night to discuss the fate Barbara Vail, known as "Babs" in East Feliciana Parish. Vail... more »
  • State Police leader: 'I welcome' travel audit

    March 13, 2017 9:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The leader of the Louisiana State Police says he has no objections to a legislative auditor review of taxpayer-funded travel in his department. Col. Mike Edmonson said: "I welcome any review." Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera confirmed Monday that he will look into the spending, after a request... more »
  • Video shows more progress in Deputy Nick Tullier's recovery

    March 12, 2017 11:20 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - A new video posted Sunday shows more progress in Deputy Nick Tullier's slow recovery. The video, posted by Tullier's girlfriend, shows the deputy lifting himself up with his forearms without any assistance. Deputy Tullier was shot and injured in an ambush in July on... more »
  • 11-year-old boy found safe

    March 8, 2017 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department an 11-year-old boy that went missing on Wednesday has been found. Officials say Caden Williams ran away from his home in the 5200 block of North Afton Parkway, and was believed to be in route to a residence in the 11300... more »
  • NOPD recruit arrested for domestic abuse

    March 5, 2017 8:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The NOPD has placed a recruit under emergency suspension after he was arrested for domestic abuse battery. According to WWLTV , Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputies arrested 29-year-old Justin Hammonds in River Ridge Sunday morning. The Sheriff's Office said Hammonds' 28-year-old wife reported her husband was... more »
  • Texas police officials reassigned amid leaked video, records

    March 5, 2017 12:41 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas - Two police commanders in Texas have been temporarily replaced as investigators determine who leaked police video and other material in the controversial arrest of a black woman and her daughters by a white Fort Worth police officer. KXAS-TV in Dallas reports an assistant chief and deputy... more »
  • Dubai police detain British daredevil over skyscraper climbs

    March 5, 2017 12:06 PM

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A British daredevil known online for his videos of skyscraper climbs was detained by police in Dubai over his recent climbs there. James Kingston told The Associated Press in a message Sunday that he had been detained and later released, without elaborating. He wrote online... more »
  • Deputy Nick Tullier visited by his sons; family gives update on recovery

    March 4, 2017 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputy Nick Tullier's two sons paid him a visit in the hospital Friday night. The family shared an update on the Nick Tullier Strong Facebook page, showing the visit from his sons Trent and Gage. Deputy Tullier was shot and injured in an ambush in July... more »
  • Toddler found after reported missing

    March 4, 2017 9:15 AM

    UPDATE: The alert was cancelled Saturday before lunch; the child was found and New Orleans Police are investigating. NEW ORLEANS - State Police issued a missing child alert Saturday morning. Three-year-old Helainia Planinsek went missing Friday. Authorities suspect she is with her babysitter, Erin Streho, 33. Police... more »
  • Police identify victim in deadly North 37th St shooting Play Video

    March 1, 2017 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating a deadly shooting that happened last night on North 37th street. According to Baton Rouge Police, Corsey Hollins, 31, was found around 8:30 p.m. inside a parked car suffering from a gunshot wound. He later died at the scene. Police say there... more »
  • IPSO identifies human remains found in Rosedale

    March 1, 2017 3:39 PM

    ROSEDALE - The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office has identified a man whose remains were found in Oct. 2016 . The Louisiana State Police Crime Lab announced Wednesday they had identified the man as 50-year-old Charles Hills Jr. of Baton Rouge. According to IPSO, the remains were found on... more »
  • Manhunt in Houston after burglary suspects shoot two police officers

    February 28, 2017 3:48 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - Houston police say two officers have been taken to hospitals for treatment of injuries after what authorities say was an officer-involved shooting. Police say the pair of officers was hurt during an altercation Tuesday on the city’s southwest side. Numerous officers have swarmed the neighborhood. ... more »
  • Trump Tower climber pleads guilty, can't contact president

    February 27, 2017 3:11 PM

    NEW YORK - A 19-year-old man who scaled Trump Tower in New York City in August has pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. A judge told Stephen Rogata, of Great Falls, Virginia, on Monday that he's prohibited from any contact with President Donald Trump. The Daily News says... more »
  • Mississippi authorities look for murder, assault suspect

    February 25, 2017 7:11 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi authorities have launched a nationwide search for a man wanted for murder and aggravated assault. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain says the suspect, 28-year-old Alex Bridges Deaton, is the boyfriend of 30-year-old Heather Robinson, who was found dead at the Vineyards Apartments. Her car,... more »
  • 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 »

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