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  • Manchester police arrest man, 25, in bomb probe

    May 28, 2017 11:31 AM

    LONDON - British police say they have made another arrest in connection with the Manchester bombing, bringing the total to 12. Greater Manchester Police says a 25-year-old man was arrested in the city Sunday on suspicion of terrorist offenses. Eleven other men, aged between 18 and 44, are in custody.... more »
  • New 'Blue Lives Matter' laws raise concerns among activists

    May 26, 2017 3:36 PM

    JEFFERSON CITY - More than a dozen states this year have passed "Blue Lives Matter" laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers. The new laws came in reaction to a spike in deadly attacks on police last year. Some civil rights activists say the... more »
  • Victim struck in head by ricochet bullet at BR firing range

    May 24, 2017 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was hospitalized after being struck in the head by a ricochet bullet at a firing range Wednesday. The incident was reported around 6:30 p.m. at the Precision Firearms firing range. According to authorities, one person was hurt when a bullet ricocheted and struck the... more »
  • Ethics exemption approved for La. State Police leader's son

    May 23, 2017 8:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's anti-nepotism laws will be rewritten to carve out a special exemption for the son of the state police superintendent. A bill that received final passage Tuesday with a 33-4 vote of the Senate will let the son of Col. Kevin Reeves continue working as a state... more »
  • BRPD: Man arrested one year after deadly crash on North Boulevard

    May 23, 2017 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have announced the arrest of a man in connection to a 2016 crash that left one person dead. According to Baton Rouge Police, the crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. May 21, 2016 in the 3400 block of North Blvd. Police say 54-year-old Bryan Kyzar... more »
  • Police: Body found inside of New Orleans trash can

    May 22, 2017 1:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department has launched a homicide investigation after a body was found inside of a trash can Monday. NOPD says the body, belonging to an unidentified male, was discovered around 9:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of St. Ann Street. The body was... more »
  • Florida deputy kills drunk driving suspect who fled, tried to fight

    May 21, 2017 7:45 PM

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A sheriff's deputy fatally shot a drunk driving suspect who allegedly fled a traffic stop and tried to fight him in central Florida. Osceola County Sheriff's officials say a deputy responded to the Florida Turnpike on Saturday night after reports of a possible drunk driver. He stopped... more »
  • Officer fatally shoots man after he gets inside police car

    May 21, 2017 7:38 PM

    CONVERSE - A police officer in a small western Louisiana town fatally shot a man who managed to get into a police vehicle. Louisiana State Police said in a news release they are investigating the shooting at the request of the Sabine Parish Sheriff's Department. The shooting happened in the... more »
  • Woman thinks semen in thermos might explode, calls police

    May 21, 2017 12:01 PM

    NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - A Florida woman trying to get pregnant via artificial insemination called police because she feared the thermos she was using to store sperm and dry ice might explode. Felicia Nevins sought the Pasco County Sheriff's Office help after she forgot to remove a rubber O-ring... more »
  • EBRSO: Man strangles girlfriend, throws dog out of apartment

    May 20, 2017 11:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested after he allegedly strangled his girlfriend and threw her dog out of his apartment Friday night . Deputies responded to a residence on Jefferson Highway around 10:30 p.m. after a friend of the victim reported that the victim's live-in boyfriend was beating... more »
  • Cop acquitted in death to return to duty Monday

    May 19, 2017 2:28 PM

    TULSA, Okla. - An attorney for a white Oklahoma police officer acquitted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man plans to return to work Monday. Shannon McMurray says Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby will be back after the police chief announced her return to duty, although she won't... more »
  • House votes to bolster police training after Sterling death

    May 18, 2017 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers are moving forward with a proposal to increase police officers' training requirements nearly a year after police fatally shot a black man outside a Baton Rouge convenience store. The House voted 82-5 Thursday in favor of Rep. Ted James' bill, which calls for officers to... more »
  • Louisiana woman found squatting in Florida home, wrestles with deputies

    May 17, 2017 2:12 PM

    BIG PINE KEY, Fla. - Authorities say a Louisiana woman living illegally in a vacant home in Florida answered the door naked when a sheriff's deputy stopped by to investigate. Monroe County Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin says a real estate agent called to report that someone was staying at the... more »
  • Man wounded in police shooting files $6M suit

    May 16, 2017 10:55 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - A young man who was shot and wounded by a Connecticut police officer during a fatal car stop has filed a $6 million federal lawsuit. The man's teenage friend was killed by police. Julian Fyffe's lawyer says he filed the lawsuit late Tuesday against Bridgeport Officer James... more »
  • White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers

    May 16, 2017 8:26 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House was lit up in blue to honor the nation's police officers. The move on Monday night followed President Donald Trump's remarks earlier in the day to police and families of fallen officers at the annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service outside the U.S. Capitol. Trump... more »
  • Boy sends apology note to police after 'testing' 911 system

    May 15, 2017 3:09 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - A police department in Maine says a young boy has formally apologized after he "tested" the 911 system. A Facebook post shared by the South Portland Police Department says the boy returned home after school and decided to dial the number usually reserved for emergency calls.... more »
  • Trump recognizes fallen officers for National Police Memorial Day Play Video

    May 15, 2017 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE – President Donald Trump joined the Fraternal Order of Police to recognize officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The ceremony, included a Medal of Honor ceremony at the front of the U.S. Capitol building. Trump is asking the Justice Department to... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in Livingston Parish crash

    May 14, 2017 10:39 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police say a man was killed after he lost control of his motorcycle on LA 16 Sunday. According to Louisiana State Police, 66-year-old Donald McNair of Prairieville was traveling eastbound on Highway 16 around noon when he lost control of his Harley Davidson motorcycle. McNair slid... more »
  • Widow of slain BR deputy joins officers at national memorial

    May 14, 2017 3:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - More than 30,000 law enforcement officers and supporters gathered Saturday to honor members of law enforcement killed in the line of duty. Among those attending United By Light's candlelight vigil was the widow of deputy Brad Garafola, accompanied by her children. She and her children joined thousands... more »
  • S.C. Police: Mom hits son who didn't give her Mother's Day card

    May 14, 2017 12:45 PM

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Police in South Carolina say a woman has been arrested for hitting her young son after he gave a Mother's Day card to his grandmother but not to her. A Spartanburg Police Department report says Shontrell Murphy is charged with cruelty to children for hitting her son... more »
  • Deputy shoots, kills Metairie man on I-10 in Alabama

    May 13, 2017 9:34 PM

    BAY MINETTE, Ala. - A Louisiana man has died after being shot by a police officer on Interstate 10 in Baldwin County. Authorities say 35-year-old Jonathan Victor, of Metairie, died early Saturday following a shooting involving a sheriff's deputy at about 5 p.m. Friday about 10 miles from the Florida... more »
  • Washington, DC hosts vigil for fallen officers Saturday

    May 13, 2017 6:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - A candlelight vigil was held to honor all whose names were added to the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial over the past year. Over 30,000 law enforcement officers, survivors and supporters were expected to attend the event Saturday. The vigil honored the 394 officers... more »
  • Man charged with attempted murder in officer involved shooting Play Video

    May 12, 2017 9:21 AM

    MOREAUVILLE – State Police identified the suspect they say was involved in a standoff and officer involved shooting in Avoyelles Parish Thursday night. According to Louisiana State Police, Hessmer Police department started a pursuit with Brandon Arthur Carpenter, 35, Thursday night. The chase ended at a home near Moreauville... more »
  • Stopped by police? Louisiana lawmakers want driver training

    May 11, 2017 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hoping to lower tension between police officers and motorists, Louisiana lawmakers may soon require new drivers to be trained on how to respond in a traffic stop. A bill by Sen. Ryan Gatti, a Bossier City Republican, would add "appropriate driver conduct when stopped by a law... more »
  • Zachary man faces attempted murder charges after BREC park fight

    May 10, 2017 12:06 PM

    ZACHARY – An 18-year-old faces attempted murder charges after police say he severely beat someone at a BREC park in April. Davon Harris, 18, was charged with attempted second-degree murder Tuesday. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Zachary Police say Harris and other suspects... more »
  • Police: New York IHOP waitress pulls knife on family after argument

    May 10, 2017 7:50 AM

    MASSAPEQUA - Police say a waitress at a New York IHOP pulled a steak knife on a Long Island family after an argument over poor service. The mother of the family says they were shaken up after she, her husband and their two special needs kids were surrounded by the... more »
  • Burglaries increase near Webb Park Play Video

    May 9, 2017 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A small neighborhood just off College Drive has seen a recent rash of burglaries according to residents. Jim Gillen rents a house near Webb Park where someone ripped apart a window and made off with a small fortune last week. "They stole two Rolex watches, a... more »
  • House passes bills in response to Alton Sterling shooting

    May 9, 2017 8:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two bills written in response to the shooting death of a black man outside a Baton Rouge convenience store last year have passed the House. Lawmakers voted 102-0 Tuesday to reduce the amount of time police officers have to hire an attorney following incidents in which an... more »
  • Seven arrested for drug distribution in Assumption Parish

    May 9, 2017 5:33 PM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office has announced the arrest of seven people on drug distribution charges. Sheriff Leland Falcon says deputies began executing several warrants on Friday as a part of "Operation Fresh Start". The sheriff says the operation targeted mid-level dealers distributing a variety of... more »
  • 18-wheeler overturns on Highway 16 in Livingston Parish

    May 9, 2017 11:59 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Authorities in Livingston Parish are responding to an overturned 18-wheeler on Highway 16 near Vincent Acres Tuesday morning. According to the Walker Police Department, no one was hurt in the crash. There is a reported partial road blockage. The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State... more »
  • One hurt after vehicle strikes pedestrian on Plank Road

    May 9, 2017 10:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE – At least one woman was hurt after a vehicle struck a pedestrian in a parking lot off Plank Road Tuesday morning. The crash happened just before 9 a.m. near the intersection of Plank Road and Harding Road. Paramedics transported one woman from the scene. Witnesses... more »
  • Family sues Texas officer, department in 15-year-old's death

    May 8, 2017 5:33 PM

    DALLAS - The family of a black 15-year-old is suing the white police officer who shot and killed him, as well as the officer's suburban Dallas police department. Jordan Edwards' funeral was Saturday, one week after he was shot dead in a vehicle leaving a chaotic house party in Balch... more »
  • Memorial ride honors fallen Baton Rouge, Dallas officers

    May 7, 2017 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement offices participated in a memorial ride Sunday in honor of officers who were slain in multiple 2016 attacks. The memorial ride, hosted by the Los Angeles Police Department, honored the lives of those killed in the... more »
  • Man arrested after terrorizing Twin Peaks

    May 7, 2017 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man after he repeatedly yelled at patrons and employees at the Siegen Lane Twin Peaks Restaurant Saturday morning. According to East Baton Rouge Sheriffs Office, 57-year-old James Dantoni threatened to "blow up the restaurant," according to arrest records. EBRSO say Dantoni was... more »
  • Man arrested after bringing firearm to Baton Rouge protest

    May 6, 2017 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man after he brought a firearm to a protest taking place near two schools Saturday afternoon. According to BRPD, 30-year-old Paul Richey of Denham Springs was arrested after he brought the firearm to a protest in the 9100 block of Airline Highway. ... more »
  • Fired Dallas officer out on bond after fatally shooting teen

    May 6, 2017 5:38 PM

    DALLAS, Tex. - A Texas police officer is free on bond on a murder charge in the shooting of a black teenager who was inside a car leaving a party. Roy Oliver turned himself in Friday night just hours after an arrest warrant was issued. He was fired from the... more »
  • Police: Suspect in officer's shooting found dead at motel

    May 6, 2017 11:27 AM

    BRAINTREE, Mass. - A man who authorities say barricaded himself in a Massachusetts motel room after shooting a police officer in the face has been found dead. The Boston Globe reported that Braintree Police Chief Paul Shastany said at a press conference early Saturday that the officer underwent surgery at... more »
  • Police hold fundraiser for BRPD officer injured in I-12 crash

    May 5, 2017 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Zachary Police Department held a fundraiser for a Baton Rouge Police officer who was injured in a car crash on I-12. Baton Rouge Police Department Officer Rickey Faust was driving his unit on I-12 east between the Millerville and Sherwood Forest exit when responding to... more »
  • Bond set at $25k for man accused of threatening BRPD officers, families

    May 4, 2017 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Zachary man has been arrested for making threats against Baton Rouge Police Department Officers and their families on social media. Louisiana State Police say Thallemus Thomas made a post on social media in a different name. The post read "It's time Baton Rouge u didn't... more »
  • Crews battle large house fire in Brownsfield Play Video

    May 3, 2017 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders are working to extinguish a large house fire in the Brownsfield area. The fire broke out around 8 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Malcolm Drive and Price Avenue. Baker firefighters arriving at the scene discovered smoke and fire coming from the home. Neighbors... more »
  • Former officer who shot Walter Scott pleads guilty, faces prison

    May 2, 2017 4:06 PM

    CHARLESTON - Fired North Charleston Police officer Michael Slager has pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of an unarmed black motorist he shot in the back. The death of Walter Scott was seen worldwide after a bystander recorded it on his cellphone. Slager likely faces prison under the terms... more »
  • Dallas police identify suspected gunman

    May 1, 2017 1:31 PM

    DALLAS - Dallas police have identified a 36-year-old man with a criminal record as the suspected gunman who killed one person and critically wounded two others, including a paramedic. Authorities said during a news conference Tuesday that Derick Lamont Brown was has been identified as the man found dead in... more »
  • Mayor, others pray for peaceful reaction to Alton Sterling decision Play Video

    April 30, 2017 11:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome served as t he guest speaker for Women's Day at Greater Beach Grove Baptist Church Sunday morning. The day was planned long before speculation arose about the Alton Sterling decision, but the mayor did not shy away from the topic. "I... more »
  • Organizers hope for peaceful protests as they await Alton Sterling decision Play Video

    April 29, 2017 11:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For the second weekend in a row, residents gathered at the the Triple S food Mart in Baton Rouge, concerned over the Alton Sterling case . "We got a message, that we can protest, but we can be peaceful. We can be angry, but were are... more »
  • Georgia deputy shoots, kills police dog after it attacks him

    April 29, 2017 5:50 PM

    PERRY, Ga. - A Georgia sheriff says a deputy had to shoot and kill the police dog he handled after the K-9 attacked him. Houston County Sheriff Cullen Talton says Sgt. Slate Simons was attacked by the dog named Kyro on Tuesday while helping the Dooly County Sheriff's Office on... more »
  • WATCH: EBR Mayor President discusses rumors of Alton Sterling decision Play Video

    April 28, 2017 10:59 PM

    East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome spoke on rumors of a decision from the federal government regarding the Alton Sterling shooting. "The truth is that no one knows a specific day or a specific date," Mayor Broome told News 2's Sylvia Weatherspoon. "I can assure you as the Mayor-President... more »
  • Man arrested after escaping police custody in Independence

    April 27, 2017 12:44 PM

    INDEPENDENCE – A man who escaped police custody in Independence on Wednesday has been captured and arrested. On Wednesday around 10:30 a.m., officers of the Independence Police Department were attempting to arrest 36-year-old Deangelo Robbins on a warrant from Texas for aggravated sexual assault of a child. Robbins... more »
  • Authorities: 1 killed after New Orleans area police chase

    April 27, 2017 10:47 AM

    HARVEY - Authorities in the New Orleans area they've arrested a man after he led police on a chase that ended with a collision that killed his passenger. News outlets report 36-year-old Royce James of Harvey was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated criminal damage to property and aggravated flight... more »
  • 2-year-old hospitalized following crash on Hwy. 19

    April 26, 2017 8:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 2-year-old is among those transferred to the hospital following a crash on Hwy. 19. According to Baton Rouge Police Department officials, the crash happened on Hwy. 19 near Thomas Road. BRPD officials say a 2-year-old female inside one of the vehicles was transferred to... more »
  • Train clips mirror; driver opens door, loses it, too

    April 24, 2017 8:48 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Police in southwest Louisiana say that after a train clipped a side mirror from a 2016 Volvo, the driver lost the whole door when he pulled up to a second intersection and opened it to try to tell the crew. Lake Charles police Cpl. Shaun Touchet says... more »
  • Bill would provide more benefits to family of slain officers Play Video

    April 24, 2017 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Four police families in the Capital City would directly benefit from a proposed bill that's up for discussion Monday. Three of those four lost their patriarch in July during the police ambush. The fourth lost their's in March on O'neal Lane. Under current Louisiana law,... more »
  • Baton Rouge man accused of raping woman

    April 24, 2017 7:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man faces second-degree rape charges after a woman told police he raped her Thursday. According to the affidavit of probable cause, a victim told Baton Rouge Police that Kelup Rowe, 22, attacked her while she was lying on a couch. The victim said... more »
  • British police arrest suspect in nightclub acid attack

    April 23, 2017 11:51 AM

    LONDON - British police say they have arrested the boyfriend of a reality TV performer sought in connection to an acid attack at an east London nightclub. Police said Sunday that Arthur Collins had been arrested late Saturday night on suspicion of attempted murder. Police had earlier named him as... more »
  • 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 »

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