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  • High-speed Ascension Parish chase ends in Baton Rouge; two arrested Play Video

    November 16, 2017 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two have been arrested on numerous charges after a lengthy chase involving Ascension Parish deputies and state troopers came to an end in Baton Rouge. The pursuit began when deputies attempted to stop a vehicle with an expired tag and no taillights on Airline Highway in... more »
  • Zachary man arrested for 6th DWI after weekend crash

    September 5, 2017 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was booked on his sixth DWI charge after he allegedly caused a car crash Saturday. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 38-year-old Shannon Bennett was driving in the city Saturday night when he failed to yield as he turned left onto Plank Road.... 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 »
  • Cyclists continue bike ride to honor officers killed in Baton Rouge, Dallas Play Video

    July 9, 2017 8:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team of bicyclists composed of police, first responders and other law enforcement officers are honoring their fallen comrades with a bike ride that will take them all the way from Dallas to Baton Rouge. On Wednesday, The Texas Brotherhood Ride's Facebook page announced the riders... more »
  • BRPD identifies officer who fatally struck pedestrian in police vehicle on Florida Blvd. Play Video

    June 27, 2017 6:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department has announced the identity of the officer who fatally struck a man in a police vehicle on Florida Boulevard. The officer has been identified as Corporal Frederick Thornton, an 8-year veteran, who is currently assigned to the Street Crimes Unit. ... 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 »
  • 7-year-old student shot in Calcasieu Parish classroom

    May 15, 2017 11:21 AM

    MOSS BLUFF – An elementary school in Calcasieu Parish went into lockdown after a 7-year-old was shot inside a classroom Monday. According to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, the student was shot in a first grade classroom at Moss Bluff Elementary School. The sheriff said another child brought the... more »
  • Sheriffs want popular police-tracking app disabled

    January 26, 2015 4:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - Sheriffs are campaigning to pressure Google to shut down a police-reporting feature on a popular smartphone traffic app. The sheriffs say the real-time tracking puts police officers' lives in danger. The Waze app is a combination of GPS navigation and social networking. It has 50 million users in... more »
  • Sorrento Police have options to stay open Play Video

    November 14, 2013 4:24 PM

    SORRENTO - The Sorrento Police Department has one offer on the table to provide insurance to keep the department open. The town of Sorrento is currently considering the only liability insurance quote they have of $67,692. That's nearly $40,000 more than the department's current insurance, which is set to... more »

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