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  • State trooper suspended after deadly Pointe Coupee crash

    August 16, 2017 9:48 PM

    LOTTIE - Louisiana State Police has confirmed to WBRZ that a trooper was suspended for 14 weeks after he was involved in a deadly crash in Pointe Coupee Parish. According to a report from the Advocate , trooper Christopher R. Kelley's suspension began Monday due to his involvement in... more »
  • Police: Suspect wanted for indecent behavior with a minor

    August 16, 2017 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are looking for 23-year-old Zachary Hughes after receiving a report that he convinced a 15-year-old female to engage in multiple sex acts in late May. According to police documents, the victim was staying with family members in downtown Baton Rouge when she decided to run... more »
  • Baby left in unlocked car as couple burglarized Baton Rouge shop

    August 15, 2017 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two parents were arrested in Baton Rouge Tuesday after they allegedly left their baby unattended in a parking lot while committing an early-morning burglary. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 29-year-old Cash Kennedy and 27-year-old Kellie Mercer were arrested after officers found them at the... more »
  • Man wanted for series of burglaries in Zachary

    August 15, 2017 11:24 AM

    ZACHARY - Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are seeking a man suspected of burglarizing a home on Greenwell Springs Port Hudson Road. According to the sheriff's office, the victim returned to the home in the 9100 block of Greenwell Springs Port Hudson Road to find the... more »
  • Community gathers for emotional service one year after August flood Play Video

    August 13, 2017 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of people gathered at Living Faith Christian Center on Sunday, bonding over their common struggle and looking forward to their recovery. For one year, Southeast Louisiana has remained in a recovery state. Sunday night was all about healing as members of the Baton Rouge community... more »
  • One arrested after apartment fire on W. Brookstown Drive

    August 13, 2017 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was arrested after firefighters responded to an apartment fire on W. Brookstown Drive Saturday night, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the apartment complex in the 4200 block of W. Brookstown Drive near Prescott Road just before 8 p.m. ... more »
  • Man arrested after setting fire at Iberia Parish hospital

    August 12, 2017 9:17 PM

    NEW IBERIA - Authorities say a man has been arrested after he set a fire in the Intensive Care Unit of the Iberia Medical Center Friday morning. According to the State Fire Marshal, 25-year-old Ruddy Romero Jr. was arrested after he ignited a hospital blanket on a set of... more »
  • Zachary man arrested for firing shots at vehicles outside New Orleans hotel

    August 12, 2017 5:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police arrested a man early Saturday morning after he opened fire on vehicles outside a hotel lobby in the New Orleans Central Business District. According to Louisiana State Police, an investigation revealed that 27-year-old Joseph David III of Zachary was involved in an altercation in the... more »
  • Report: 2 dead in New Orleans after car plunges off elevated I-10 to street below

    August 12, 2017 5:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two men were killed after their vehicle went over the side rails of the elevated portion of I-10 East Saturday morning and landed on the street below. According to a report from WWL, the incident occurred shortly after 2 a.m. near the I-10 East Almonaster/Louisa Street... more »
  • Hot words after New Orleans flood, pump problems revealed

    August 9, 2017 9:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A mounting chorus of critics is calling it unacceptable that pumping problems in New Orleans contributed to widespread weekend flooding. Among them is the head of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, which puts on one of New Orleans' most popular Mardi Gras parades.... more »
  • Purse snatcher prompts security boost at Gonzales Wal-Mart Play Video

    August 9, 2017 9:31 PM

    GONZALES - Police are stepping up security at the Wal-Mart on Airline Highway in Gonzales after several reported purse thefts. Gonzales Police say they are investigating after surveillance video showed a man following women around the store before snatching their possessions away. "There is an issue. There are... more »
  • Police erroneously report woman's death; Remains in critical condition after I-12 jump

    August 9, 2017 9:03 PM

    WALKER- The Walker woman who jumped from a moving vehicle Wednesday is in critical condition at a hospital, police said. Walker Police identified the woman as 26-year old Whitney Shantel Cotton. According to Walker Police Spokesman, Captain John Sharp, the incident occurred at approximately 7:15 Wednesday evening. “From... more »
  • DA Hillar Moore releases statement on BRAVE funding controversy

    August 9, 2017 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - District Attorney Hillar Moore issued a statement Wednesday addressing the controversy surrounding a Baton Rouge crime-fighting initiative. Moore, who was one of the co-signers of BRAVE, says the program has been an overall success and that recent attention brought to Mayor Sharon Weston Broome's suspended contracts... more »
  • WANTED: Thieves steal equipment from flood-damaged home in Livingston Parish

    August 8, 2017 10:09 PM

    HOLDEN - Detectives with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are seeking two suspects who were captured on surveillance video as they stole property from a flood-damaged home. Deputies were called to the home off of Highway 441 in Holden on August 3. The sheriff's office says two thieves stole... more »
  • Dog dies on United flight after long delay, family says

    August 8, 2017 3:34 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - A Texas family claims their dog died on Sunday while in the cargo hold of a United Airlines jet that was delayed on a Houston tarmac for two hours. The Rasmussen family of Houston says Lulu, their 5-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was cleared to fly... more »
  • LSU Baseball releases 2018 schedule

    August 8, 2017 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU has released its 2018 baseball schedule, which features 37 home games and early-season matchups versus Notre Dame and Texas in Alex Box Stadium. The schedule includes a 30-game Southeastern Conference slate, with a weekend home series against SEC West rivals Mississippi State, Alabama and Arkansas.... more »
  • Council member seeks to amend East Baton Rouge smoking ban before vote

    August 7, 2017 8:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A member of the East Baton Rouge Metro Council is backing a push to retool an anti-smoking ordinance before it is taken to a vote Wednesday. The proposal aims to ban smoking in all public places across the parish, including businesses like casinos and bars. ... more »
  • Enrollment up as Livingston Parish schools bounce back from 2016 flood Play Video

    August 7, 2017 8:07 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - It’s been a long journey, but Livingston Parish Schools are seeing a comeback after they were impacted by last year's flood. Following the flood at the beginning the previous school year, more than 500 students were displaced. This also put teachers jobs in jeopardy, with about... more »
  • Report: Rapist went through open window, stalked victim on social media

    August 7, 2017 4:56 PM

    MANDEVILLE - Police are continuing their search for a man who they believe held a woman hostage and raped her over a period of several hours over the weekend. According to a report from WWL-TV, a news partner of WBRZ, police say the suspect snuck into the woman's Mandeville... more »
  • Live Oak Junior High opens with fully refurbished campus Play Video

    August 7, 2017 4:11 PM

    WATSON - Seventh and eighth grade students in the Live Oak community of Livingston Parish will attend a new, but somewhat familiar, campus come their first day of school. On Aug. 9, students will be welcomed to the new Live Oak Junior High on Old Highway 16, a site... more »
  • New Orleans dries out following torrential rain

    August 7, 2017 3:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans is drying out after torrential rains flooded parts of the city for the second time in two weeks. The City Council has called a special meeting for Tuesday. Members say they want proof the drainage system is working. Sewerage and Water Board spokeswoman... more »
  • WATCH: Jumping goat has fun atop Oklahoma police officer's car Play Video

    August 7, 2017 2:03 PM

    BLANCHARD, Okla. - An Oklahoma police officer responding to a report about a loose pony was surprised when he arrived to find a small goat running amok. The officer was even more surprised when the animal decided to perch itself atop the his squad car. In a video posted... more »
  • Hundreds turn out in Ascension Parish to support 3-year-old with rare disorder Play Video

    August 6, 2017 11:36 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Hundreds of drivers turned out in Ascension Parish Sunday to show support for a 3-year-old boy suffering from a rare disorder. Jack Loeber suffers from PACS1, a genetic disorder which causes him to have sudden tantrums. But Jack's parents say watching cars drive by is one of... more »
  • After manhunt in West Baton Rouge, arrest warrant filed for alleged kidnapping suspect

    August 6, 2017 6:47 PM

    LAFAYETTE – A woman kidnapped in Lafayette and found in the Baton Rouge area had an ongoing domestic dispute with her alleged captor, police released Monday. The unidentified woman was abducted Sunday afternoon in Lafayette Parish and found a few hours later, safe, in the Baton Rouge area. Police... more »
  • Wife seeks answers after veteran's fentanyl death at VA hospital

    August 6, 2017 5:25 PM

    BROCKTON, Mass. - The wife of a Marine Corps veteran says she's still seeking answers six months after her husband fatally overdosed on synthetic opioid fentanyl at a Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Massachusetts. Mississippi resident Jamie-Lee Hasted tells The Enterprise staff at the Brockton hospital told her... more »
  • Fist fight leads to shooting, suspect arrested on four counts of attempted murder

    August 6, 2017 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man was arrested in connection with a shooting that took place in April, where he allegedly shot one victim and attempted to shoot three others following a fist fight. According to arrest records, the shooting happened on Monday, April 10, just after 12... more »
  • Debris removal begins in Central bayou Play Video

    August 5, 2017 10:57 PM

    CENTRAL - Massive amounts of debris are being removed from a canal in hopes of relieving an area prone to flooding. Construction crews were out at Saunders Bayou on Saturday lifting tree limbs, tires and other trash from the ditch. "We're taking it out just like we did... more »
  • EBRSO: 22-year-old found dead inside Gardere apartment

    August 5, 2017 7:59 PM

    GARDERE - Authorities are investigating after a 22-year-old man was found dead inside his Garder area apartment Saturday morning. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Jhoel Steven Brizuella was found dead around 10 a.m. in his apartment in the 8600 block of Coy Avenue. EBRSO Homicide... more »
  • Report: Blue Bell's Bride's Cake ice cream is back in limited quantities

    August 5, 2017 5:08 PM

    The incredibly popular Bride's Cake ice cream is making a limited comeback in the state of Louisiana. Blue Bell's wildly successful "almond flavored ice cream with cake pieces and amaretto flavored cream cheese icing" is back, but will only be available in pints for a limited time. Last... more »
  • 62-year-old man charged with attempted murder in shooting at victim's home

    August 5, 2017 4:29 PM

    MAUREPAS - Police have arrested a man after he shot the estranged husband of a woman he was visiting early Saturday morning. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, 62-year-old Daniel Graham, Sr. was visiting a woman at her home off Highway 22 in Maurepas when her estranged husband... more »
  • Suspect arrested in fatal Alliquippa Street shooting

    August 5, 2017 1:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A suspect has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred on Alliquippa Street last weekend. According to arrest records, the shooting took place on July 29 around 5:49 p.m. in the 4000 block of Alliquippa Street. Upon arrival, officers with the Baton... more »
  • Argument leads to stabbing of victim inside home, suspect arrested

    August 5, 2017 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man was arrested after he allegedly stabbed a victim following a verbal argument inside the victim's home. According to arrest records, the stabbing reportedly took place on July 13 before 4 a.m., when detectives with the East Baton Rouge Homicide Division were called... more »
  • Zachary police seeking suspected car thief

    August 2, 2017 3:46 PM

    ZACHARY - Police are attempting to identify a suspect in connection with a vehicle theft that occurred on Surrey Lane. The Zachary Police Department released a photo of the suspect, who was caught on surveillance video at an area store. Police believe the suspect is responsible for stealing... more »
  • WATCH: Seafood truck bursts into flames under westside fuel canopy Tuesday Play Video

    August 1, 2017 4:06 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Incredible dash camera video captured firefighters working to contain a massive, tractor-trailer fire under a fuel canopy Tuesday. Witnesses said the fire spread quickly, giving people almost no time to react. "By the time they shut the fuel off, the truck was engulfed in flames,"... more »
  • Multiple agencies searching for potential missing boaters on Lake Pontchartrain

    August 1, 2017 3:15 PM

    ORLEANS PARISH - Search and rescue crews are searching for possible missing boaters after an overturned boat was found on Lake Pontchartrain Tuesday. According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, agents recovered an overturned 12-foot flat boat near the LA 11 Bridge Tuesday morning. The department says... more »
  • Two arrested for stealing equipment from multiple construction sites in Ascension Parish

    August 1, 2017 2:11 PM

    GONZALES - Police have arrested two men in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of construction equipment at job sites in Gonzales. According to the Gonzales Police Department, equipment was first reported stolen from a construction site located at LA 44 and West Edenborne parkway on... more »
  • APSO: Prairieville man arrested for attempted murder after argument leads to shooting

    July 31, 2017 3:26 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A man has turned himself in after he allegedly shot another man during an altercation Saturday. According to the the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies reported to the 39000 block of West Lane in Prairieville after receiving reports of shots fired in the area Saturday. Upon... more »
  • 4-year-old fatally shoots self with gun found inside Florida home

    July 31, 2017 1:52 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Police in Florida say a 4-year-old child fatally shot himself with a gun he found in his house. The shooting happened about 5:45 p.m. Sunday in Tampa. In a news release, police said Ashton Gooding found the weapon and discharged it. He was... more »
  • Report: 4 teens accused of armed robbery blocks from Lakeside Mall

    July 30, 2017 5:09 PM

    METAIRE - Deputies in Jefferson Parish say four teenagers were arrested after reports of an armed robbery blocks from Lakeside Shopping Center late Friday night. According to a report from WWL, Davyn William, 17, and three 15-year-old juvenile suspects were arrested. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said two... more »
  • Dishwasher sparks apartment fire on Blvd. De Province

    July 30, 2017 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to an apartment fire Sunday morning that was reportedly started by a malfunction in a dishwasher. The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the reported apartment fire in the 1700 block of Boulevard De Province around 8:30 a.m. The fire was determined to... more »
  • Baton Rouge woman convicted of stealing mother's benefits

    July 29, 2017 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 54-year-old Baton Rouge woman has pleaded guilty to stealing Social Security benefits meant for her mother. Acting U.S. Attorney Corey R. Amundson, in a news release Friday, said Lucille Williams entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Shelly D. Dick. Amundson's office... more »
  • Police: Man arrested for 'bizarre behavior' at north shore gas station

    July 25, 2017 8:40 PM

    SLIDELL - A man has been arrested after customers at a north shore gas station claimed he was harassing them with unusual behavior. According to the Slidell Police Department, officers first responded to the Kangaroo Express gas station on Airport Road Saturday after they received a 911 call from... more »
  • Sheriff's deputy hurt in Plaquemine crash involving ambulance

    July 25, 2017 7:04 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - An Iberville Parish sheriff's deputy was hurt in a crash involving the officer's vehicle and an ambulance as both were responding to the same call Tuesday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, the deputy crashed into the Acadian ambulance on Highway 75 near Stassi Road around 5:30... more »
  • 2 bodies found in Covington mobile home

    July 25, 2017 2:10 PM

    COVINGTON - Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people after their bodies were discovered in a trailer early Monday afternoon. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies reported to a home at the Oak Villa Mobile Home Park on Ronald Reagan Highway to check on tenants... more »
  • Walker woman killed in crash on LA 449

    July 24, 2017 10:51 PM

    WALKER - Police say a 67-year-old woman was killed in a Livingston Parish crash Monday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, troopers reported to the crash at the intersection of LA 449 and Varnodo Road in Walker around 2 p.m. Monday. Police say Deborah Cantrell of Walker was... more »
  • Final flood debris pickup for Denham Springs begins Monday Play Video

    July 23, 2017 11:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The final collection of flood debris in Denham Springs is set to begin Monday. Over the weekend, residents in Denham Springs geared up for the first day of the final pass of debris removal. The debris pickup crews will be hitting the streets starting Monday morning.... more »
  • Wisconsin company to implant microchips in employees

    July 23, 2017 6:01 PM

    RIVER FALLS, Wisc. - A company in Wisconsin is about to become the first in the US to offer microchip implants to its employees. "It's the next thing that's inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it," Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer Todd... more »
  • Coal train derailment prompts boil advisory in Caddo Parish Play Video

    July 22, 2017 9:39 PM

    VIVIAN - Authorities have spent Saturday trying clean up a train derailment after after a coal train jumped the tracks with about 30 cars in tow. The train company says the 30 cars derailed in Caddo Parish around 1 a.m. Saturday. Coal ended up spilling out near the... more »
  • Wave of criminal activity ends with gunfire in BR neighborhood

    July 19, 2017 12:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police have worked somewhere in the neighborhood of three-dozen investigations in the Old South Baton Rouge area since the beginning of the month data posted on the city's Citizen Connect portal shows. A check of reports of crimes came Wednesday morning after a wave of overnight... more »
  • Fugitive, wanted since 2013, arrested after flagging down deputy for assistance

    July 17, 2017 2:53 PM

    RACELAND - A fugitive who's been on the run since 2013 was arrested after he flagged down a sheriff's deputy in Lafourche Parish Sunday. According to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office, 30-year-old Jansen Simon had been stranded on the side of the road in Raceland while traveling with friends.... more »
  • Report: NOPD officer's weapon stolen in Metairie car burglary

    July 16, 2017 7:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says an investigation is underway after a burglar broke into a New Orleans Police officer's personal vehicle and stole a police weapon Sunday. The sheriff's office told WWL the burglary happened around 2:52 p.m. in the 3900 block of North I-10... more »
  • 5 arrested after work program inmate found working for family business

    July 15, 2017 9:40 PM

    RACELAND - Deputies have arrested five people after it was discovered that a work program inmate had spent more than two months working for a family business instead of his assigned employer. According to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office, 36-year-old Anthony Gambino III had been reporting to his mother’s... more »
  • Ex-inmate misses job interview to help driver in crash

    July 15, 2017 6:51 PM

    WESTPORT, Conn. - A former inmate on his way to a job interview is being lauded for helping the driver of a car that flipped over on a Connecticut highway. Aaron Tucker was traveling by bus through Westport Wednesday when he saw the crash and jumped off to... more »
  • Police: Man physically abuses grandmother before holding her hostage Play Video

    July 11, 2017 6:41 PM

    BRUSLY - A man was arrested by police after he allegedly abused his grandmother and held her hostage inside of a bathroom. According to Brusly Police, Trey Ramey was arrested Tuesday after he abused his elderly grandmother. Police say that after Ramey abused and restrained his grandmother, he locked... more »
  • Man indicted in massage therapist's murder

    July 11, 2017 2:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A grand jury has indicted a man for the murder of a massage therapist after she was killed at one of her appointments. According to District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, a Livingston Parish Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment for 25-year-old Christopher Landry for one... more »
  • Louisiana honors its first female firefighter killed in line of duty

    July 11, 2017 1:58 PM

    MOUNT HERMON - A community is honoring the life and service of a volunteer firefighter after she was killed in a crash while responding to a house fire last week. Services were held Sunday for 54-year-old Ronda Varnado, the first female firefighter to perish in the line of duty... more »
  • 15 Marines, 1 Navy corpsman killed in crash

    July 10, 2017 9:37 PM

    ITTA BENA, Miss. - A Marine spokesman says a Navy corpsman and 15 Marines were killed in when a military plane crashed in rural Mississippi as it was headed from North Carolina to California. Marine Corps Maj. Andrew Aranda says Tuesday that the flight of the KC-130T originated Monday... more »

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