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  • New community center, substation now open in Ascension Parish Play Video

    September 16, 2017 11:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office unveiled a new community center and substation in Donaldsonville Saturday morning. The Ascension Parish School System donated the property to the APSO to use for residents and officers. The community center is filled with offices spaces for deputies and educational... more »
  • Campus police investigating after fight at LSU tailgate goes viral Play Video

    September 11, 2017 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating after a video of a violent fight at an LSU tailgate went viral over the weekend. The video, which began making its way around social media Sunday, shows the fight on the LSU Parade Ground during a tailgate ahead of Saturday's football game.... more »
  • LSP cadets begin intensive training to become state troopers Play Video

    August 20, 2017 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A class of Louisiana State Police cadets moves on to 20 weeks of intense training Sunday, marking a new step in their journey towards becoming state troopers. However, getting to this point wasn’t an easy task according to the cadets and their superiors. “Well, I’m... more »
  • Several shootings reported in Baton Rouge Sunday

    August 20, 2017 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been a busy weekend for first responders as crews were called to at least four separate reported shootings Sunday. The Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed it responded to four shootings, one of which was fatal. The first shooting occurred early Sunday morning in the... more »
  • Police: 2-year-old drowns in Northshore swimming pool during family gathering

    August 20, 2017 5:24 PM

    SLIDELL - Police say a family gathering turned tragic after a 2-year-old drowned in a swimming pool Saturday. According to the Slidell Police Department, officers responded to the Palm Lake Subdivision around 8 p.m. after family members found the young girl at the bottom of their pool. According... more »
  • Police: Man admits to smoking marijuana while driving, charged with 3rd DWI

    August 19, 2017 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested in Baton Rouge late Friday night after he allegedly went more than 35 miles over the speed limit after smoking marijuana in his car. According to Louisiana State Police, 30-year-old Pernell Lanaute was pulled over on LA 42(Burbank Drive) near Lee Drive... more »
  • Third suspect arrested in connection to East Polk Street shooting

    August 17, 2017 12:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a third suspect in the June shooting death of a Baton Rouge man. Detectives say 24-year-old John Dunbar was arrested Wednesday evening. He was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, charged with second degree murder. Donald Wayne Ely was killed on June... more »
  • Contractor confronts man with his stolen trailer Play Video

    August 2, 2017 11:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A fast thinking contractor snapped several pictures of a stranger towing his stolen trailer. Jhonny Lopez said he confirmed the vin number and asked the man where he got it. "The guy said he bought it from someone else for $300," said Lopez. "But I think he... more »
  • Deputy Bruce Simmons given $65,000 to help pay for medical expenses

    July 24, 2017 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the Motorman 5K fundraiser presented Deputy Bruce Simmons with $65,000 Monday to help with the wounded officer's medical bills. The fundraiser, which aimed to help Deputies Nick Tullier and Bruce Simmons pay for medical expenses, was held May 21. About a thousand people turned... more »
  • BRPD: Woman charged with attempted murder after stabbing sleeping victim in the head

    July 22, 2017 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a woman Friday after she repeatedly stabbed a sleeping person in the head and neck. According to Baton Rouge Police, the attack happened in the 1300 block of Sharlo Avenue. Police say 20-year-old Chelsea Ellington is accused of stabbing the sleeping victim multiple times... more »
  • BRPD: Drunk driver arrested after crash overturns 18-wheeler on S. Sherwood Forest Blvd.

    July 8, 2017 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested a man after he crashed into an 18-wheeler and caused it to overturn while driving intoxicated Saturday morning. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 32-year-old Edgar Diaz was driving on I-12 East when he exited onto S. Sherwood Forest Boulevard around 2:45... more »
  • NYC officer shot, killed while sitting in police car

    July 5, 2017 1:24 PM

    NEW YORK - An on-duty New York City police officer was killed early Wednesday after a gunman walked up to her patrol vehicle and fired shots through the window, authorities said. Police say 48-year-old Miosotis Familia, a 12-year veteran assigned to the New York City Police Department's 46th Precinct's... more »
  • Deputies looking for missing mother and son

    June 30, 2017 3:14 PM

    PORT ALLEN – Sheriff's deputies in West Baton Rouge are asking for help locating a woman and her young son. Shanniah Snell and her child, Darryl Branch III, were last seen on Friday, June 16 th . It was not immediately clear the circumstances around their disappearance, but authorities... more »
  • Man charged with vehicular homicide after passenger dies in crash on I-10

    June 24, 2017 10:18 PM

    LAFAYETTE - State police say a man was charged with vehicular homicide following a single-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of one of his passengers Saturday. According to Louisiana State Police, troopers responded to the scene on I-10 West in Lafayette around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Police say 24-year-old... more »
  • Sheriff blocking public records request for jail fight video

    June 18, 2017 12:10 PM

    MCCOMB, Miss. - A Mississippi sheriff is blocking public-records requests for a jail security video, four months after a fight that injured five inmates and sent two to a hospital. The Enterprise-Journal reports the Pike County Sheriff's Department says it is still investigating the Feb. 14 fight. ... more »
  • EBRSO vehicle involved in crash on Siegen Lane; no injuries

    June 15, 2017 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews are responding to an accident on Siegen Lane near I-10 involving an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office vehicle The wreck happened just after 9:00 p.m. A spokesperson with the Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed an EBRSO vehicle was involved in the accident. Sources on... more »
  • Disgruntled ex-worker killed 5 in Orlando, then himself

    June 5, 2017 11:37 AM

    ORLANDO - Authorities say five people have been killed in a workplace shooting near Orlando. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said during a briefing Monday that the gunman was a disgruntled former employee who was fired in April. Demings says the gunman shot and killed himself. The sheriff says 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 »
  • Clarke denies plagiarism accusations, expected to be appointed to DHS

    May 21, 2017 11:55 AM

    MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who says he's been appointed an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, has denied he plagiarized content in his master's thesis on homeland security. The denial follows a CNN report Saturday saying Clarke, a strong supporter of President Donald Trump, failed... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 in deputies' slaying arrested for parole violations

    May 2, 2017 10:39 PM

    BASTROP - A Louisiana man with ties to the "sovereign citizen" movement, a radical anti-government group, and who was on parole in connection with the 2012 ambush slaying of two St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputies, has been jailed in Morehouse Parish for parole violations. The Bastrop Daily Enterprise... more »
  • Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office gets advanced license plate readers Play Video

    April 17, 2017 7:55 PM

    IBERVILLE – The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office got new automated license plate readers this week. The new gadgets will help with finding out who is driving without insurance in the parish. "This is done so the citizens and people who ride on the roads pay for insurance that's... more »
  • Sheriff seeking suspects for vandalism at East Feliciana cemetery Play Video

    April 17, 2017 6:39 PM

    EAST FELICIANA – The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff is looking for suspects who caused damage to an old cemetery. The cemetery, Scott Cemetery, is located deep in the woods of the parish and some of the graves date back to the 1830's. However, vandals knocked down the cemetery's... more »
  • Florida sheriff to heroin dealers: 'We're coming for you. Run!'

    April 10, 2017 10:32 AM

    TAVARES - A Florida sheriff is sending a stern warning to heroin dealers: "We're coming for you. Run!" In a video posted to the agency's Facebook page Friday, Lake County Sheriff Peyton Grinnell told dealers his undercover agents have already bought heroin from them, adding that officials are "simply waiting... more »
  • Sheriff says roommate killed man and stuffed him in freezer

    March 21, 2017 9:10 PM

    LATIMER, Miss. - A Mississippi sheriff accuses a man of killing his roommate and stuffing him in a freezer. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell tells media that a capital murder warrant has been issued for 40-year-old Thomas Elliot Stafford. Investigators believe Stafford killed 65-year-old Jerry Floyd Kirkendall sometime around March... more »
  • More victims come forward, Matthew Morris case grows Play Video

    March 20, 2017 6:30 PM

    GONZALES - A hearing to revoke the bond for Matthew Morris of Complete Construction did not happen Monday, Judge Jessie LeBlanc continued the motion and it has not been rescheduled. More victims continue to come forward. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says another victim who hired Complete Construction filed... more »
  • East Feliciana teacher accused of slapping student

    March 15, 2017 1:09 PM

    EAST FELICIANA PARISH – An East Feliciana teacher is on paid leave after he was accused of assaulting a student during school hours. Sheriff Jeffery Travis confirmed that Jaworski White was arrested Tuesday by Clinton Police and charged for slapping a student. Sources say the incident happened at East... more »
  • Deputy-involved shooting in Plaquemine following attempted traffic stop Play Video

    March 10, 2017 4:24 PM

    PLAQUEMINE – Crews are on the scene of a deputy-involved shooting on LA 1 and Government Street that occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Friday. According to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office, a deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop when a car tried to drive through a road block.... more »
  • Man who tased EBR deputies Wednesday recently avoided arrest in Judge Mike Erwin's courtroom Play Video

    March 1, 2017 8:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man suspected of armed robbery wrestled a taser from two East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies Wednesday morning, firing it at them. Jeremy Blouin, 21 years-old of Baton Rouge, also allegedly punched the deputies before being shot in the Piccadilly parking lot on Essen Lane. He was... more »
  • EBRSO seeking home burglary suspect

    February 25, 2017 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is looking for a man that forced his way into a Baton Rouge home Monday. According to the Sheriff's Office, on Feb. 20, deputies were called to the 8100 block of Oak Apple Ave. for a burglary in progress. ... 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 »
  • Beloved WBR Sheriff Randall Andre has died

    February 17, 2017 12:08 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE – Retired West Baton Rouge Sheriff Randall Andre died this week at his Lakeland home. Family members say Andre died around 7 p.m. Wednesday surrounded by his family and wife of 55 years, Janice. Andre entered law enforcement in 1977 and continued until he retired... more »
  • Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office investigating fake Facebook page Play Video

    February 9, 2017 7:17 PM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for the individual responsible for creating a fake sheriff's office page on Facebook. The page claims to belong to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. It uses an official logo, however the page is filled with posts of false information. ... more »
  • Prairieville man arrested for impersonating a police officer Play Video

    January 23, 2017 5:50 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Police have arrested a man for impersonating a law enforcement officer after he pulled over another vehicle Saturday night. Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Van Broussard Road in reference to a suspicious person complaint Sunday night. They learned that 28-year-old Christopher Rodriguez of Prairieville was... more »
  • Armed robbery ends in gunfire outside Tracy Avenue home

    January 20, 2017 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies say one person was hurt after robbery ended in gunfire on Tracey Avenue Friday night. According to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokesperson Casey Hicks, the shooting happened around 10 p.m. Friday night in front of a home on Tracey Avenue. Victims say a dark... more »
  • Two hurt in shooting on Sycamore Street Friday night

    January 20, 2017 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say two people were hurt in a shooting near Plank Road Friday night. The shooting happened on Sycamore Street just before 7:30 p.m. Friday. According to Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L'Jean McKneely, one victim was shot in the leg and the other victim was shot... more »
  • Deputies shot teen who pointed gun at authorities

    January 11, 2017 10:56 AM

    SULPHUR - A Louisiana sheriff says his deputies shot a 19-year-old man who was arguing with his mother and pointing his gun at them. News outlets report that Austin L. Rackley, of Sulphur, was shot in the neck Monday night and later hospitalized in stable condition. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony... more »
  • Sheriff: Deputy kills woman threatening him with knife

    December 25, 2016 1:08 PM

    LAKE WALES, Fla. - A Florida sheriff's deputy fatally shot a woman who authorities say threatened him with a knife. A Polk County Sheriff's Office statement said 53-year-old Miriam Ann Savino called 911 requesting help Saturday afternoon for "a matter of life or death." Sheriff's spokeswoman Donna Wood said Deputy... more »
  • Sheriff on pipeline protests: 'My job is to enforce the law'

    November 27, 2016 12:08 PM

    MANDAN, N.D. - The North Dakota sheriff leading the response to the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests won't apologize for the recent disputed action against demonstrators who he believes have become increasingly aggressive. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says he won't "allow people to become unlawful." The months of protests... more »
  • New Roads Mayor breaches security at Pointe Coupee Courthouse Play Video

    October 17, 2016 5:22 PM

    NEW ROADS- The embattled Mayor of New Roads facing corruption charges is under fire again. This time he's accused of breaching courthouse security as he entered the Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse for his arraignment last week. Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres issued a strongly worded letter to New Roads... more »
  • East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's deputy involved in vehicle crash

    October 1, 2016 12:20 PM

    EAST FELICIANA PARISH - An East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's deputy was involved in an auto accident Friday night according to the East Feliciana Crime Watch Facebook page . The name of the deputy was not released in the post. The deputy was on duty at the time of the... more »
  • Sheriff's lieutenant accused of soliciting for prostitution

    July 2, 2016 3:07 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - A Rapides Parish sheriff's lieutenant has been fired after he was charged with soliciting for prostitution. Sheriff William Earl Hilton said he fired Stacy Bender on Friday. Bender faces six counts of malfeasance in office, two counts of solicitation for prostitution, inciting prostitution, obstruction of justice and two... more »
  • Sheriff: Charges unlikely after 2-year-old killed by gator

    June 16, 2016 1:31 PM

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - A Florida sheriff says charges are unlikely against the parents whose 2-year-old son was killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings tells The Associated Press there was no indication Matt and Melissa Graves of suburban Omaha, Nebraska, committed any... more »
  • Natural causes suspected in woman's death near Whiskey Bay

    May 25, 2016 12:08 AM

    WHISKEY BAY - The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 65-year-old woman's body was found in a car underneath the Whiskey Bay Bridge, but Sheriff Brett Stassi says foul play isn't suspected. It is believed that the woman died of natural cuases. Sheriff Stassi told News 2... more »
  • Sheriff pleads not guilty to ordering inmates' beatings

    March 31, 2016 1:13 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Louisiana sheriff has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he ordered inmates to be beaten in retaliation for a lewd comment and complaints about jail conditions. Justice Department spokeswoman Dena Iverson says Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal entered the plea during his arraignment Thursday on charges... more »
  • Crimes go unreported in Gardere because of language barrier Play Video

    March 25, 2016 12:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Catching criminals in the Gardere area of Baton Rouge has become a problem. Many residents don't speak English, creating a barrier with law enforcement that has crimes going unreported. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is hoping to break the silence. Several people told News 2... more »
  • Man shot by deputies Tuesday night identified

    February 23, 2016 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police took over the investigation into a deadly deputy-involved shooting that happened overnight Tuesday. Deputies opened fire on a suspect around 10 p.m. Tuesday, killing 48-year-old Travis Stevenson in a vehicle. Shots were fired when the suspect started ramming sheriff's office cruisers and attempted to... more »
  • Assumption Sheriff's Office reacts to Waguespack's resignation Play Video

    February 11, 2016 5:36 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office has a new leader after Sheriff Mike Waguespack resigned last night. "He contacted me, called me over, again, it was somewhat of a shock for me," said Interim Sheriff Bruce Prejean, who was previously chief criminal deputy. Waguespack made the announcement... more »
  • Assumption Sheriff Mike Waguespack resigns to work in construction

    February 11, 2016 4:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Mike Waguespack has stepped down as the Sheriff in Assumption Parish to pursue a job in construction management. Waguespack likened his new opportunity to a change and offer he could not pass up. #AssumptionParish Sheriff resigns. Says he will be CFO for a local industrial... more »
  • Sheriff relents: will send state inmates out of Orleans jail

    January 29, 2016 5:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Sheriff Marlin Gusman says he'll soon ship nearly 200 Louisiana inmates back to state custody from the city's jail. Gusman was under fire from city officials and inmate advocates for housing state convicts while transferring local pre-trial inmates to a jail hours away near the... more »
  • FBI investigating threat to Plaquemine High School

    January 12, 2016 10:55 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Administrators closed Plaquemine High School for the day Tuesday after the superintendent said someone phoned in a threat to the school. Iberville Schools Superintendent Ed Cancienne's office said students were sent home and buses turned around after arriving at the school out of an abundance of caution.... more »
  • JPSO says deputies shot, injured suspect who hit them with car

    January 5, 2016 1:18 PM

    MARRERO, La. - Authorities said Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies shot and wounded a suspect who hit one of the deputies with a stolen vehicle in Marrero. Col. John Fortunato said in a news release that Equan Anderson suffered a gunshot wound to the back and a graze wound to his... more »
  • Deputies: Drunk woman accidentally fired gun into neighboring apartment Play Video

    December 28, 2015 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Gonzales woman Sunday night after they say she accidentally fired a gun into an adjacent apartment. Lauren Lee, 20 of Gonzales, noted she was intoxicated early Sunday morning and pulled the trigger of a gun she thought wasn't... more »
  • Post-Christmas sobriety checkpoints planned for Livingston Parish

    December 25, 2015 1:10 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said they and other law enforcement agencies will post sobriety checkpoints throughout the parish this weekend. Deputies said the checkpoints are scheduled for Saturday night at undisclosed locations around the parish. The sheriff's office said overtime for the deputies who... more »
  • Ascension Parish Sheriff's lieutenant receives touching gift while on patrol

    December 23, 2015 12:50 PM

    GONZALES - An Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office lieutenant received a touching holiday gift while on patrol Monday morning. APSO’s Lt. Darryl Smith was performing his routine patrol when he was stopped by a motorist who told him he had a gift for the sheriff’s office that he wanted to... more »
  • Georgia sheriff revels in 'politically incorrect' sign

    November 25, 2015 12:32 PM

    HAMILTON, Ga. - If you don't like a Georgia sheriff's political incorrectness, you can leave his county. That's what Harris Sheriff Mike Jolley warns on a new sign posted outside his department building. The sign reads: "Warning: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless... more »
  • Sheriff accuses Vitter of spying Play Video

    November 10, 2015 7:24 PM

    GRETNA - Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said Tuesday he believes he was the main target of a private investigator working for David Vitter. The investigator, Robert Frenzel, is accused of videotaping a private conversation between Normand and his friends the day before the primary election on October 23rd. ... more »
  • Deputies: Child died after being hit in driveway Wednesday

    October 28, 2015 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A child died after being run over in a driveway Wednesday evening. Sheriff's deputies said the child was taken to the hospital by family members and pronounced dead from the injuries. The incident is still under investigation, a department spokesperson said in a news release. ... more »
  • Accused drug dealer charged for overdose death Play Video

    October 28, 2015 12:05 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Authorities in Iberville Parish accused a man of murder Wednesday after they said he sold prescription narcotics to someone who later died from an overdose. Deputies charged 30-year-old Jeremy Doiron with second-degree murder for the death of Nicholas LeBlanc on Aug. 31. It's a provision in Louisiana... more »

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