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  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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