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  • Two Eunice police officers arrested

    April 22, 2014 11:48 AM

    EUNICE - Two Eunice police officers were arrested on charges of malfeasance in office, accused of intentionally not responding to a fellow officer in need of assistance. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says Eunice Police Chief Ronald Dies requested an investigation of officers Jade Weaver and Tayla Fruge... more »
  • Police exchange gunfire with group, officer injured

    April 16, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A narcotics search warrant ended with an exchange of gunfire where a Baton Rouge Police officer was injured. The incident happened on 36th at Cain Street, near the intersection of North Acadian and Gus Young. Police said they only could release preliminary information and more is... more »
  • Three shot off Staring Lane

    April 15, 2014 9:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police responded to reports of multiple people shot off Staring Lane Tuesday night. A large police presence formed in the area where there were reports of shots fired, on Avis Avenue. Along that same stretch of street, more shots fired on Leonard Drive. Police said one... more »
  • Amish undercover

    April 15, 2014 7:37 PM

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA- A police officer revealed he went undercover, dressed as an Amish woman, in hopes to busting a man exposing himself to children. Chad Adams says the Amish agreed to lend him bonnets, aprons and dresses to scare away the man since they didn't want their children to... more »
  • Brusly mayor, council in disbelief over chief resignation Play Video

    April 14, 2014 9:55 PM

    BRUSLY - The mayor and city council went behind closed doors Monday night at the request of Asst. District Attorney Tony Clayton, to discuss investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct. The executive session lasted for about 45 min. Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley announced plans to resign from... more »
  • Coroner: man drowned while running from police

    April 14, 2014 2:36 PM

    GONZALES- The Ascension Parish coroner said a man who died while running from police last week was not shocked by a stun gun, despite what the man's family told WBRZ News 2 after the incident. Jerrick Lane, 25, dove into a canal and never resurfaced a week ago. Police... more »
  • Heroin operation leads to 35 arrests

    April 14, 2014 11:37 AM

    SLIDELL - Authorities arrested 35 people in a recent multi-agency heroin investigation, according to Slidell Police. The St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force made the arrests since February in an effort to combat heroin use in and around Slidell. Authorities said charges for the suspects range from simple possession... more »
  • Plaquemine discusses indicted chief Play Video

    April 11, 2014 6:43 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - People in Plaquemine are not happy to have a man indicted on criminal charges patrolling their streets, and town officials said they're discussing his employment. Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley was indicted Thursday by a West Baton Rouge Grand Jury on one count of felony theft and... more »
  • Police: Stun gun not used on man who drowned Play Video

    April 9, 2014 5:57 PM

    GONZALES - Police are standing firm that no stun gun was fired when they chased Jerrick Lane, 25, during a domestic disturbance call on Abe Avenue Tuesday night. Gonzales Police were responding to a call that Jerrick Lane had a gun and was harassing a woman. When the officer... more »
  • In wake of triple murder, everyone talks about the future Play Video

    April 8, 2014 10:33 PM

    BAKER - Hazel Mitchell, President of the Baker Civic Club, says since three kids were murdered and a fourth was hospitalized after an incident at her club, the venue is hurting. "Not financially, our hearts are broken, because of what happened in our city, in our facility that we... more »
  • UPDATE: Identity released of man killed, dumped in canal

    April 8, 2014 9:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a murder after the body of a 38-year-old man was found shot to death early Tuesday morning. The body of Alexander Scott was found by neighborhood residents around 7:30am in a canal behind houses in the 4300 block of Jefferson Ave.... more »
  • Boxes of coffee, not bombs force scare at LSU

    April 7, 2014 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Containers of coffee were exploded by the bomb squad after they were deemed suspicious and shutdown a section of the LSU campus Monday. The boxes were found outside Thomas Boyd Hall near the Memorial Tower just before 4 p.m. Not long after, the building was evacuated and... more »
  • Pot not up to snuff

    April 7, 2014 7:26 PM

    LUFKIN, TEXAS- A woman who called police in East Texas to complain about the quality of marijuana she bought from a dealer was busted for possession. When an officer went to Evelyn Hamilton's house after she called to complain, she pulled out a small amount of marijuana from her... more »
  • Suspicious packages force evacuation at LSU

    April 7, 2014 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A building on the LSU campus was evacuated Monday and the Baton Rouge Police bomb squad unit was called to assist campus police investigate a series of suspicious packages. The boxes are similar to a shoeshine kit and were found outside Thomas Boyd Hall near the Memorial... more »
  • Man arrested for attempted murder

    April 4, 2014 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested a man on attempted murder charges, accused of stabbing and beating his wife. Police say Trolando Richardson confronted the victim at her apartment complex, pushed her down the stairs and punched her in the face. The victim told police that... more »
  • Community remembers triple murder victims Play Video

    April 3, 2014 10:31 PM

    BAKER - A group met near the scene of a triple murder Thursday night for a vigil in support and remembrance of three teens who were shot dead. Parents and community leaders are trying to put a stop to the violence, nearly a week after the shooting at a... more »
  • Hacked Albuquerque police website back online Play Video

    March 31, 2014 6:42 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Albuquerque police website is back online after authorities say a cyberattack took it down for hours. The department couldn't immediately be reached for comment Sunday evening, but said earlier that the site was breached. It was visible late Sunday afternoon after going down in the early... more »
  • Speeding drivers making quiet neighborhood dangerous Play Video

    March 27, 2014 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who live in the Capital Heights neighborhood are concerned about drivers who speed down their street. Capital Heights Avenue is a single lane, one-way road with multi-purpose lanes on either side. Residents usually walk or ride a bike along the road at all times of... more »
  • DPW: skateboarders are vandalizing downtown

    March 25, 2014 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city says they're having a problem with skateboarders vandalizing property downtown. The Downtown Development District and the Department of Public Works says they plan to enforce an existing ordinance that prohibits skateboarding, bicycling, and roller skating on park structures. "When it comes to tricks... more »
  • Amite Police find $230,000 in counterfeit cash Play Video

    March 24, 2014 5:31 PM

    AMITE CITY - A Tangipahoa Parish man is the target of a Secret Service investigation into counterfeit cash after Amite City Police found nearly a quarter of a million dollars. Amite City Police Department Chief Jerry Trabona says finding the $230,000 in counterfeit money caught homicide detectives off guard.... more »
  • Man arrested for running over 4-year-old

    March 24, 2014 11:34 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - State police arrested a man they said was speeding when he ran over a 4-year-old riding his bike in Napoleonville Sunday. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says a patrol vehicle tried to catch up with a speeding Chevy Tahoe on Highway 1. The Tahoe continued speeding into... more »
  • SWAT used to arrest man accused of two attempted murders

    March 21, 2014 10:53 PM

    JACKSON- A man faces charges following a standoff with authorities that happened after he shot two people, the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's office said. Clyde Bennett Mills, 35, of 959 Tom Mills Lane was booked on two counts of attempted second degree murder with no bond Friday. Investigators... more »
  • 911 call released in murder of 62-year-old man Play Video

    March 20, 2014 11:19 PM

    AMITE- Police charged a 63-year-old woman with manslaughter after her brother was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon. Daryllynn Hill was booked hours after the crime in the 100 block of South Second Street. Chief Jerry Trabone said Hill stopped cooperating with their investigation and they are not sure why... more »
  • Student talks about incident that got teacher arrested Play Video

    March 13, 2014 8:12 PM

    BAKER - A mom is concerned about where her son will attend school after a teacher was arrested for "yanking" him by his clothes. "I don't even want him to go back to school," said mom Charity Schofield. "I don't want him back there because I feel like what... more »
  • Baton Rouge house searched; drugs, a gun, and $5k found

    March 9, 2014 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baker police say they found heroin and more than $5,000 during a search of a Baton Rouge house Friday. Police say they arrested 22-year-old Robert Cole after searching his house on the 5000 block of Truman Street in Baton Rouge. Detectives say they found Cole... more »
  • Sharper associate, rape suspect turns himself in

    February 28, 2014 11:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man accused in two rapes in a case involving former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper turned himself into police Friday morning. 26 year old Erik Nunez was booked on two counts of aggravated rape. Both he and Sharper are accused in incidents that took... more »
  • Website: Baton Rouge among country's "most dangerous"

    February 24, 2014 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Despite a reported drop in crime, a reality website ranks the city as one of the most dangerous in the United States. The site compiled 100 where there are 25,000 or more people and based the results on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent... more »
  • Neighbors fight back after spike in burglaries Play Video

    February 23, 2014 8:33 PM

    ZACHARY - Residents are banding together to keep their community safe after a spike in burglaries. The number of burglaries nearly doubled in the last year, according to Zachary Police Chief David McDavid. He says population growth may be driving the rise in crime. Now, he is calling... more »
  • BRPD: Shot spotters and crime cameras effective Play Video

    February 21, 2014 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A shot spotter gunfire indicator helped East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies respond to a shooting Thursday evening. The shot spotter sends an alert to police when it detects the sound of a gunshot nearby. East Baton Rouge Parish pays $30,000 a year to keep crime cameras... more »
  • Sorrento voters could decide police dept.'s fate

    February 20, 2014 10:08 AM

    SORRENTO - Sorrento Mayor Mike Lambert is taking steps to bring to voters this fall the issue of abolishing the town's Police Department and police chief post. Lambert tells The Advocate he contacted state Sen. Jody Amedee, of Gonzales, about the legislative process involved shortly after the abrupt departure of... more »
  • Police identify suspect in deadly tire iron attack

    February 19, 2014 9:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police issued an arrest warrant for a 23-year-old Wednesday night, accused in a murder that happened on January 1st. Police are looking for James Dean. Investigators said he killed Michael Taylor, 53, with a tire tool. Detectives believe the two got into a fight on Convention... more »
  • Police arrest teens for murder

    February 19, 2014 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two Baton Rouge teens this week in a murder investigation from earlier this month. Police charged Windall Herring, 19, with second degree murder in the death of John Bannon, 55. They also charged a 15-year-old juvenile who was being treated at a hospital with... more »
  • City leaders delay decision on temporary police chief

    February 18, 2014 10:31 PM

    SORRENTO- City leaders delayed a decision on selecting an interim police chief Tuesday. Instead of dealing with the issue, the council decided it was best to wait until a special meeting next week. The town must appoint someone soon, or the governor's office will be required to make the... more »
  • 2nd ruling on DWI checkpoints goes against police

    February 16, 2014 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A state District Court judge has let stand a City Court ruling that the Police Department violated the law when it a police supervisor was present and engaged in activities connected with DWI checkpoints. State District Judge Don Johnson's ruling on Jan. 31 denied an appeal... more »
  • Slaughter refuses to talk about campaign, calls police Play Video

    February 14, 2014 10:29 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Former mayor Deedy Slaughter filed campaign paperwork to run for mayor again, but refused to talk about her decision to WBRZ News 2 Friday, instead she called police when representatives of the station knocked on the door of her house. Port Allen voters recalled Slaughter in... more »
  • Murder victim identified, shooter still at large

    February 14, 2014 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they have no suspect in the Thursday night shooting on Sharp Lane that left one man dead. Police say the victim was shot one time in the head, and died at the scene. He has been identified as 18-year-old Timothy Thomas. ... more »
  • Selfie arrest

    February 13, 2014 7:26 PM

    CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA- A "selfie" led detectives to a man accused of robbing a church in Southern California. Police say they found a phone at the scene of the crime where a laptop, cash, watches and other items were stolen. What they found on the phone, a photo... more »
  • More transparency for Port Allen

    February 12, 2014 10:11 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Council members in Port Allen voted on a new law Wednesday that will bring more transparency to city government. The new ordinance requires two signatures on every check. Before, the city only required one signature and it was from the mayor. People say adding another name... more »
  • Mom wanted for letting kids skip 137 school days Play Video

    February 12, 2014 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a woman who they said let her kids skip a combined 137 days of school this year. Kenyetta Criss, 33, is accused of letting her 8-year old and 11-year old children miss at least 60 days of school each without excuses. The... more »
  • Sherwood Forest preparing for crime district

    February 11, 2014 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crime protection district in Sherwood Forest is in the works. The neighborhood voted on the measure last year. Each household will see a fee added on to property taxes at the end of the year. Sherwood Forest is looking to other crime districts to... more »
  • Former New Orleans police officer wants job back

    February 11, 2014 2:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A former New Orleans police lieutenant wants his job back and back pay after prosecutors dropped federal charges against him in the alleged cover-up of Henry Glover's burning and fatal shooting. Travis McCabe was accused of doctoring a police report to make it seem like former Officer David... more »
  • BR Police investigating shooting death

    February 11, 2014 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge are looking for a killer after a man was shot to death early Tuesday morning. The shooting took place around 2:25 a.m. at the Spanish Arms Apartments at 4343 Denham St. Police say 18 year-old Devonta Jenks was shot once in... more »
  • Man describes emotional murder scene Play Video

    February 8, 2014 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Neighbors living in Old South Baton Rouge are calling for the violence to stop after an 18-year-old was gunned down walking from a store. Baton Rouge Police say Marvin Thomas was shot and killed Friday just before 5 p.m. on the 1300 block of S. 15th... more »
  • Police: woman's home invasion story was a ruse

    February 7, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police said a woman cooked a rouse about a home invasion, sold it to investigators and hoped to getaway with it but failed. After Jackie Bridgers was featured in television reports where she told reporters she, her child, and her roommate where attacked by three guys inside... more »
  • Home burglarized, intentionally set on fire Play Video

    February 6, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators say a house was intentionally set on fire to cover up a crime scene. The house in the 5100 block of Sycamore Street is a total loss. The fire was contained to the bedroom, but the rest of the home received smoke and heat... more »
  • Suit: cops purposefully looked for affair, embarrassment Play Video

    February 6, 2014 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Court documents allege police were on a witch hunt when they used a warrant to obtain the cell phone of a woman reportedly having an affair with former police chief Dewayne White. Kim McCants filed a lawsuit against the department, the city-parish government, and police officers -... more »
  • LSU Police looking for armed robbery suspect

    February 6, 2014 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police are looking for an armed robbery suspect after an incident Wednesday night. The victim says a man approached him with a handgun and took his wallet and phone. The robbery took place near Aster St. just north of the West Campus Apartments. The... more »
  • Woman with machete scares off robbers

    February 5, 2014 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three men were arrested in connection with a home invasion Wednesday, one of them allegedly claimed to be a police officer. Police say Clayton Dugan, Miles Moreno and Joel Scales broke into a house in the 400 block of St. Rose Avenue around 2:30 a.m. ... more »
  • Still no insurance after Sorrento meeting Play Video

    February 4, 2014 10:28 PM

    SORRENTO - The Sorrento City Council tabled two insurance quote offers that would insure the police department Tuesday night. The Sorrento Police Department was dissolved after it lost coverage in November. The chief and assistant are still patrolling the town and answering calls during the day, while the sheriff's... more »
  • Sorrento gets additional insurance quote Play Video

    February 3, 2014 6:05 PM

    SORRENTO - The Sorrento town council has an additional insurance quote to consider ahead of their Feb. 4 council meeting. The quote, which was discussed briefly at the previous council meeting, offers liability insurance for the chief of police and his assistant for a premium of about $45,000 per... more »
  • 6-year-old boy killed in hit and run

    February 3, 2014 11:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 6 year old boy was killed and his 9 year old sister injured in a hit and run in New Orleans. New Orleans police say the kids were hit by a car around 7 a.m. Monday morning while crossing Paris Avenue. The boy died... more »
  • Police: Homicide in St. Amant

    February 1, 2014 11:22 AM

    ST. AMANT - Police say they are investigating a homicide after a body was found Friday night. Officials say they received a call from about a suspicious person on Penny Duplessis Road in St. Amant. The deputy sent to the scene noticed a vehicle in a ditch on... more »
  • Another city using license plate reader equipment

    January 31, 2014 11:10 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Police are utilizing a tool that numerous agencies have had for a while to track down people wanted by the law. The city purchased a license plate reader for one cruiser. A homeland security grant paid for the expensive equipment. City leaders said they are satisfied... more »
  • Woman describes finding man dead, shot in her shed Play Video

    January 31, 2014 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman who let a homeless man take shelter in a shed in her backyard said she was shocked and scared that the man was found shot multiple times in the makeshift home. Michael Rogers, 52, was found dead Friday morning by the good Samaritan who... more »
  • BR Police looking for man in Craigslist thefts

    January 30, 2014 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are looking for a man wanted in connection with several thefts. Police say Larry Anthony Sherman posted ads on Craigslist to sell used vehicles. They say he received a total of $8600 in three separate incidents, meeting with buyers, then disappearing without... more »
  • State Police: I-10 may reopen Thursday

    January 29, 2014 2:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Louisiana State Police say motorists should not expect to see Interstate 10 reopened before Thursday. Capt. Doug Cain says the state's major north-south thoroughfare remains closed between the Jefferson/Orleans parish line through Lafayette. Cain says the concern is that temperatures won't warm up enough to thaw bridges along... more »
  • Chief arrested on theft, malfeasance charges

    January 23, 2014 3:30 PM

    BRUSLY- The town's police chief surrendered to deputies in West Baton Rouge on charges of theft and malfeasance in office. The arrest stems from an investigation that alleged Chief Jamie Whaley had been using a city credit card to put fuel in his personal vehicle for the past year.... more »
  • Arrest made in armed robbery fatal crash

    January 23, 2014 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An arrest has been made in the crash that killed a man while three armed robbery suspects were fleeing from police. Baton Rouge Police have charged 17-year-old Melvin Morgan with armed robbery, aggravated flight, hit and run, and manslaughter. The crash took place Monday night,... more »
  • No chief, no decision on insurance in Sorrento Play Video

    January 21, 2014 10:25 PM

    SORRENTO- The Chief of Police was absent from the council meeting Tuesday as his assistant presented the quote for liability insurance to town leaders. The quote, which was offered by a high risk insurer, wasn't complete enough for the council to make a decision, so it decided to table... more »
  • LSP: man driving speeding luxury car causes deadly crash

    January 20, 2014 9:16 PM

    HAMMOND- State Police arrested a man for causing a deadly crash on I-55 near I-12 Monday. Clifford Durio, 31, was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish jail on a list of charges, including negligent homicide, negligent injuring, reckless operation, felon in possession of a firearm, and driving under suspension. ... more »
  • Police make presence known after 4th assault, invasion Play Video

    January 17, 2014 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Friday night there was an obvious presence by Baton Rouge Police officers after a fourth home invasion and sexual assault was reported. The latest attack happened earlier in the day, between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. It was the third incident in the city this week.... more »
  • Sorrento has insurance quote to consider Play Video

    January 16, 2014 5:13 PM

    SORRENTO - The Sorrento Police Department received a quote for liability insurance that finally gives them the chance to reopen. Indian Harbor Insurance Company, a surplus line carrier, offered a quote for liability insurance for the department with a premium of $34,937 a year. Surplus lines are typically... more »
  • Police reviewing other cases after home invasions, assaults Play Video

    January 15, 2014 9:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are still searching for at least one attacker, breaking into homes and assaulting women who are home alone. Tuesday, police released details on three attacks that have happened since Sunday. But, Wednesday, a neighborhood watchdog warned there may be an additional incident. A Webb... more »
  • Two arrested in child sex trafficking case

    January 15, 2014 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police accused two people of trafficking a child for sex online this week. Police arrested Taniya Smith, 21, and Dominick Sims, 28, on Monday and charged them with child sex trafficking. The arrests came after police received reports of men visiting a room... more »
  • BRPD release name of murder suspect

    January 15, 2014 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police released the name of a man accused of killing a family member. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Antonio Baquedano, 37, is wanted for second degree murder. He's accused of hitting Maura Baquedano, 29, in the head with some type of object. Police said... more »
  • Ex-police chief sentenced in missing cash probe

    January 14, 2014 3:02 PM

    AMITE- Former Kentwood Police Chief Gregory Newton has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a charge that he tampered with cash that was recovered during a burglary investigation. State District Court Judge Wayne Ray Chutz sentenced Newton to five years of probation after the former chief pleaded guilty... more »
  • WBR, Iberville Parish crack down on warrants Play Video

    January 10, 2014 11:02 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Plaquemine Police Department served around 200 warrants Friday morning netting around 25 arrests, according to Plaquemine Police Assistant Chief Kenny Payne. Payne says the department is clearing outstanding warrants for anything from unpaid traffic violations to felonies. The Addis Police Department, Brusly Police, West Baton... more »
  • Businesses worried about lack of Sorrento patrolling Play Video

    January 8, 2014 5:47 PM

    SORRENTO - For the first time, police officers didn't patrol the streets of Sorrento. Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies will patrol Sorrento at night, but not from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sorrento businesses are worried about not having police patrols during the day. "If we... more »
  • Sorrento won't have police presence during the day Play Video

    January 7, 2014 7:06 PM

    SORRENTO - The Sorrento City Council struck a deal with the Ascension Parish Sheriff Tuesday night that continues to have deputies patrol the town since the police department can not after losing its insurance coverage. But, the deal only guarantees a deputy in the town from 4:30 p.m. to... more »

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