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  • New bill calls for warning signs ahead of speed traps Play Video

    June 4, 2017 11:34 PM

    BAKER - A new bill could mean that drivers would get a warning before passing through speed traps. They are the ugly, gray contraptions that sit on the side of the highway. And s ome Baker residents say they avoid Highway 19 altogether because of them. "You know... more »
  • Suspect dead, 3 police officers wounded in Texas shootout

    June 2, 2017 10:29 PM

    LAREDO, Texas - A murder suspect has been killed and three police officers wounded in a shootout at a Laredo convenience store. Detective Joe Baeza, the Laredo police spokesman, said officers had been searching all day Friday for 55-year-old Antonio Geraldo Rodriguez. He was suspected in the fatal shooting of... more »
  • Pedestrian killed while attempting to cross I-10 in Slidell

    May 29, 2017 1:18 PM

    SLIDELL - Louisiana State Police say a man was killed in a crash while attempting to walk across Interstate 10 Sunday night. According to police, to crash occurred around 7 p.m. as 28-year-old Lance Britt of Covington was walking through the lefthand lane of I-10 East near Gause Boulevard.... 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 »
  • Baker Police Department short of officers, searching for more Play Video

    October 5, 2016 6:30 PM

    BAKER – Along with dealing with flood issues, the city of Baker is also short officers. Baker Police Chief Carl Dunn said that since taking the position seven months ago, he has had to juggle his staff. "I recently had two officers to leave, but I was short... more »
  • 2 officers on paid leave after child left in patrol car dies

    October 4, 2016 10:20 AM

    KILN, Miss. - Two police officers in Mississippi are on paid leave after a 3-year-old daughter of one of the officers died unattended in a patrol car. Hancock County Chief Deputy Sheriff Don Bass said Long Beach police officer Cassie Barker's daughter died Friday after the child was left in... more »
  • Baltimore police chief: Some officers fired

    August 10, 2016 11:19 AM

    BALTIMORE - Baltimore's police commissioner says biased law enforcement tactics won't be tolerated, adding that the department has already fired some officers who committed some of the most egregious violations found during a Justice Department investigation. Kevin Davis said during a news conference Wednesday that biased police tactics won't... more »
  • Lynch: Justice Department will help in wounded Baton Rouge

    July 29, 2016 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Loretta Lynch has told community leaders in Baton Rouge that the Department of Justice will help their city overcome the violent tragedies that have shaken Louisiana's state capital in the past month. Baton Rouge is reeling from protests over the death of a 37-year-old black... more »
  • Charges dropped against three remaining officers in Freddie Gray death

    July 27, 2016 11:22 AM

    BALTIMORE - Prosecutors have dropped the remaining charges against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to the case without a conviction. Gray was a black man who was critically injured in the back of a police van in April 2015. Prosecutors' decision... more »
  • BRAF's First Responders Fund has netted $200k+ in donations Play Video

    July 26, 2016 11:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s First Responder Fund has gathered more than $200,000 as of Tuesday night. Director of Donor Services John K. Carpenter says the fund was originally created by BRAF in 1988 to help provide financial assistance to first responders who have been injured... more »
  • NYPD buys new vests, helmets in wake of Baton Rouge shooting

    July 25, 2016 6:31 PM

    NEW YORK - One of the nation’s largest and most illustrious police forces has some new equipment to work with in the wake of shootings in Baton Rouge and Dallas. The new equipment, which includes bulletproof vests and military grade protective helmets, comes at a cost of more than... more »
  • Taco Bell employee fired after denying service to deputies

    July 18, 2016 6:19 PM

    PHENIX CITY, Ala. - A Taco Bell employee in Alabama has been fired after authorities say two Lee County deputies were denied service. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said in a statement that the uniformed deputies were told by the cashier Saturday night in Phenix City that they wouldn't be... more »
  • Obama: US should reject despair after shootings

    July 12, 2016 3:36 PM

    DALLAS - President Barack Obama says the shootings of five Dallas police officers would appear to have exposed the "the deepest fault line of our democracy" but that Americans must reject such despair. Obama spoke Tuesday at the memorial service for the five, honoring the work of law enforcement... more »
  • Details emerge on veteran linked to Dallas sniper shootings

    July 8, 2016 10:25 AM

    DALLAS - Micah Xavier Johnson was known by his family and neighbors as an "Army strong" veteran who served in Afghanistan and loved playground basketball back home in suburban Dallas. He's now known more widely as the 25-year-old armed suspect killed Friday just hours after five police officers were fatally... more »
  • 5 ex-cops plead guilty in post-Katrina shootings

    April 20, 2016 2:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Five former police officers have pleaded guilty to reduced charges in the deadly shootings on the Danziger Bridge in the days following Hurricane Katrina. In exchange for the pleas, the ex-officers will see drastically less prison time. The officers were convicted in 2011 but U.S.... more »
  • Initial police report indicates other officers rescued injured BRPD patrolman after shootout

    February 15, 2016 1:21 PM

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

    December 29, 2015 12:00 PM

    CLEVELAND - Attorneys for the two Cleveland police officers who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice say the officers' actions were based on what they knew at the time. On Monday, a grand jury determined the two shouldn't face criminal charges. Frank Garmback was the officer who drove the... more »
  • Heavy traffic bogs down Baton Rouge highways

    November 29, 2015 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic for miles is what drivers witnessed all day, Sunday. People heading back home after Thanksgiving, to fans going back to their state after the LSU v. Texas A&M game, the interstates were packed with drivers. "Baton Rouge is usually pretty bad. We've done this a few... more »
  • Gun shop ordered to pay millions to injured police officers

    October 13, 2015 6:53 PM

    MILWAUKEE - A jury has ordered a gun shop to pay nearly $6 million to two Milwaukee police officers who were seriously wounded when shot by a gun purchased at the store. Jurors issued the ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit against Badger Guns. The lawsuit alleges the store was negligent... more »
  • Funeral set for second Mississippi officer shot to death

    May 12, 2015 4:10 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Funeral arrangements have been set for the second of two Mississippi officers killed in a traffic stop. A funeral home in McComb says 25-year-old Officer Liquori Tate will be buried Friday after a funeral in Hattiesburg. Officer Benjamin Deen will be buried Thursday in Sumrall after a... more »
  • Obama signs law on donations to slain NY officers' families

    April 1, 2015 5:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure allowing people to write off donations they made this year to the families of two slain New York police officers. Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot in their patrol car in Brooklyn on Dec. 20 by a man... more »
  • BRPD investigating officers on Mardi Gras float

    February 23, 2015 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police Chief Carl Dabadie said several of his officers are under investigation after they appeared while off-duty on a Spanish Town Mardi Gras float which lampooned a sex crimes victim. The float had pictures of former reality TV star Will Hayden and his daughter Stephanie Ford,... more »
  • Police doubling manpower downtown Play Video

    February 10, 2015 9:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE-Police expect to be able to double the number of officers patrolling the growing downtown area by October. "We're just trying to get ahead of the curve so we don't neglect this area," Baton Rouge Police Lt. Johnny Dunnam said. The force will expand from ten to... more »
  • Multistate crime spree leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded

    January 2, 2015 12:58 PM

    CHARLESTON, WV - Authorities say a father and son's multistate crime spree left a North Carolina couple dead and their home torched before the suspects were caught after a New Year's Day shootout that wounded two police officers in West Virginia. West Virginia State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous said... more »
  • Chipotle apologizes for NY worker's police protest

    December 30, 2014 2:01 AM

    NEW YORK - Two Chipotle chief executives have apologized to New York City police officers who were greeted by a restaurant employee making the "hands up, don't shoot" gesture popular with protesters. Co-Chief Executive Officers Steve Ells and Monty Moran said in a statement Monday that the employee's action appeared... more »
  • Fellow officers salute NY cop's flag-draped casket

    December 26, 2014 12:25 PM

    NEW YORK - Hundreds of additional mourners are expected this evening to join the colleagues and family members of a New York City police officer who was killed along with his partner in an ambush last weekend. The crowd is expected to spill into the streets outside a church in... more »
  • Dozens rally on Capitol steps for change

    December 7, 2014 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Cries for justice on the steps of the Capitol were loud and clear. Dozens of people rallied together in a united cause to bring about change and awareness. The group that organized the rally is Baton Rouge Organizing. The "I Can't Breathe" event was... more »
  • 4 ex-New Orleans officers awaiting new trial

    November 28, 2014 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors are asking for a new judge to preside over future proceedings should the government decide to retry five New Orleans police officers in the Danziger Bridge shootings. The request was filed among other documents with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will decide... more »
  • Budget axe swings, takes out police and fire positions Play Video

    July 22, 2014 10:25 PM

    BAKER - Six positions were cut from the city of Baker's budget Tuesday, two firefighters and four police officers. The cuts will help balance the budget that had a near million dollar deficit. The move was approved by the council when it backed the balanced 2014-2015 budget. "We're... more »

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