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  • Deputies searching for 15-year-old girl missing from Addis

    July 26, 2017 3:49 PM

    ADDIS – The Addis Police Department and the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in finding a missing 15-year-old girl. The girl has been identified as LeeAnn Tyson, who was last seen July 25 around 10 a.m. in Addis. She is described as... more »
  • Four arrested on I-10 during drug bust

    July 6, 2017 4:22 PM

    PORT ALLEN – An overnight drug bust on I-10 netted the arrests of four people and prescription pills and marijuana being confiscated. State Police said troopers stopped an SUV for a traffic violation and became suspicious. After being told they could search the vehicle, the troopers found 15,000 dosage... 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 »
  • Woman recalls terrifying encounter with WBR work release inmate Play Video

    June 29, 2017 11:36 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- A West Baton Rouge Parish work release inmate is under arrest Thursday morning in Iberville Parish, after investigators say he broke into a house and beat up a woman. The incident occurred around 9 a.m., according to Plaquemine Police Chief Kenny Payne. Investigators said... more »
  • Deputies searching for missing man last seen on Saturday

    June 26, 2017 4:06 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE – The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking assistance from the public in finding a man last seen on Saturday. According to the agencies, the man missing has been identified as Bryan Manriquez. He was last seen at... more »
  • WBRSO: Man wanted for robbing truck stop in Port Allen

    May 31, 2017 4:45 PM

    PORT ALLEN – Deputies in West Baton Rouge Parish are searching for a man who they say robbed a truck stop. The robbery occurred on May 28 around 4:25 a.m. when a man entered the Lucky Louie's truck stop located on North River Road in Port Allen. According to... more »
  • West Baton Rouge inmate captured after walking off job site Play Video

    April 26, 2017 2:26 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE – A West Baton Rouge work release inmate who walked off his job this week was captured Wednesday morning. The inmate, Michael Allen, was working at Fluker Farms when he walked off the job around 6 :30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the West Baton Rouge... more »
  • Port Allen man ejected from pickup in deadly LA 983 crash

    April 21, 2017 8:42 AM

    PORT ALLEN – Louisiana State Police say a Port Allen man died in an early morning single vehicle crash in West Baton Rouge Parish Friday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened around 4 a.m. on LA 983 north of LA 620 in West Baton Rouge Parish.... more »
  • WBR work release inmate captured after escape, car chase

    February 27, 2017 11:09 AM

    WEST BATON ROUGE – Authorities say a West Baton Rouge work release inmate is back in custody after an escape and car chase overnight. According to the sheriff's office, Rickey Lake, 34, went missing after 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. Lake did not appear for the 12:30 a.m. headcount and... more »
  • Nightly lane closures of I-10E in WBR, Iberville start next week

    February 16, 2017 9:35 AM

    PORT ALLEN – Crews will be closing lanes of I-10 east in between Ramah and Gross Tete overnight starting next week. According to DOTD, the nightly lane closures will be from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting the Feb. 20. The closures will start at mile marker 135 and... more »
  • Child killed, mother hurt after deadly crash in West Baton Rouge

    February 8, 2017 3:36 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - Deputies say a 4-year-old child was killed and her mother was injured in a crash in West Baton Rouge Parish Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened near the intersection of La. 415 and Arbroth Road around noon Wednesday. According to WBRSO Lt. Ken Albarez, 26-year-old Brittany... more »
  • Second suspect arrested following shooting at Port Allen truck stop

    November 29, 2016 12:28 PM

    PORT ALLEN – A second suspect has been arrested following a shooting at a West Baton Rouge truck/stop casino on Friday that left one man wounded. Samuel Tullos was arrested in Tangipahoa Parish, the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office confirmed on Tuesday. The shooting happened on Friday around... more »
  • One arrested, one wanted in WBR truck stop shooting

    November 25, 2016 8:06 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The usually quiet westside was a flurry with activity Friday night after a person was shot at a truck stop/casino and deputies searched for the suspects in a sugarcane field. Just before 6 p.m. Friday, West Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to 1680 N. Lobdell... more »
  • All lanes back open on I-10 EB

    October 11, 2016 9:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are back open on I-10 eastbound. Tuesday morning, there was an overturned vehicle blocking the two right lanes on I-10 eastbound at LA 415. The delay from this incident is still one to two miles long. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring... more »
  • Disaster recovery center opens for flood-impacted residents in West Baton Rouge Parish

    September 9, 2016 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A disaster recovery center is opening in West Baton Rouge Parish to assist Louisiana flood victims. The center is set to open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week until further notice. The center is located at 210 Turner Drive at... more »
  • FEMA urges St. James, West Baton Rouge flood survivors to register for assistance

    September 1, 2016 9:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. James and West Baton Rouge parish disaster survivors may now be eligible for federal disaster assistance, according to FEMA. They join the list of 22 parishes in which survivors may be eligible for FEMA assistance. FEMA lists three ways to apply for assistance: ... more »
  • Fire reported overnight at chemical plant

    July 2, 2016 9:47 AM

    ADDIS - Emergency responders reported an overnight fire at a plant, but could not provide much information about the incident Saturday. Fire crews and ambulances were sent to a plant on La. 1 near the West Baton Rouge/Iberville Parish line around midnight. An emergency preparedness official reached later Saturday... more »
  • New digital sign gives WBR commuters leg up on travel time Play Video

    May 3, 2016 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Travelers who commute into the Metro area from West Baton Rouge across the Mississippi River are very familiar with just how bad traffic can be. Now, the State Department of Transportation is hoping to give motorists a leg up on which routes will take the least amount... more »
  • District Judges face Supreme Court for inappropriate behavior Play Video

    May 3, 2016 11:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A pair of District Judges appeared before the Louisiana Supreme Court in New Orleans Tuesday to face possible sanctions for complaints of previous inappropriate behavior. West Baton Rouge Parish District Judge Robin Free is facing up to a year of suspension along with $11,000 in fines... more »
  • Alleged drug dealers busted in WBR roundup Play Video

    April 20, 2016 4:36 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Nearly 20 suspected drug dealers are behind bars after a drug roundup in West Baton Rouge Parish Wednesday morning. It was part of Operation 4-20. Investigators say the alleged dealers sold drugs to undercover deputies while being recorded with a camera. "It's your local people generally that... more »
  • Troopers seize more than 450 lbs. of pot in traffic stop

    April 19, 2016 12:24 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Louisiana State Police arrested a Shreveport man and made a massive drug bust on I-10 in West Baton Rouge Parish Saturday morning. Carl Fuller gave troopers permission to search his vehicle after they stopped him on I-10 East near LA-415 in Port Allen. Investigators say they... more »
  • Contractor's mishap means more construction on west side Play Video

    March 29, 2016 5:10 PM

    ERWINVILLE - A contractor will pay for mistakes made after imperfections were found along Highway 413 that runs through West Baton Rouge and Pointe Coupee Parishes. Driving down Highway 413, you may notice hundreds of white circles from Department of Transportation and Development inspectors marking the imperfections. Coastal Bridge Company... more »
  • Renewal of tax for health center on West Baton Rouge ballot

    March 28, 2016 9:20 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Local voters are deciding whether to renew a property tax for the West Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit in Port Allen. The tax has been in place since 1956. Parish finance director Phillip Bourgoyne says it will generate nearly $634,000 a year from 2017 to 2026.... more »
  • West Baton Rouge meeting on I-10 rescheduled for March

    February 25, 2016 2:03 PM

    ADDIS - State officials rescheduled a meeting about improvements to I-10 after it was canceled due to severe weather earlier this week. Engineers will discuss with the community plans and ideas on how to deal with traffic on the congested interstate between La. 415 and the I-10/I-12 Split. The... more »
  • New concussion protocol for West Baton Rouge athletes being discussed Play Video

    February 16, 2016 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Questions about playing the rest of the game after a concussion could be a thing of the past for West Baton Rouge student-athletes. The school board and administrators from Port Allen and Brusly High have been discussing a new, baseline testing system for the students. ... more »
  • Port Allen city employee fired after investigation finds she misappropriated funds

    January 29, 2016 2:59 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A Port Allen utility employee was fired Friday following an internal investigation that found she had misappropriated $220 worth of funds. The employee was fired at noon, and the investigation has now been turned over to the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office for detectives to pursue.... more »
  • La. 1 traffic helps deputies bust suspected dollar store robber Play Video

    January 4, 2016 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives in two parishes are working to connect a man in the East Baton Rouge Parish jail to violent robberies of dollar stores on both sides of the Mississippi River. Zaccheus Quinn is charged with armed robbery in Baton Rouge. In West Baton Rouge, deputies believe... more »
  • West Baton Rouge's 'Reflections of the Season' display cancelled for season

    December 22, 2015 6:41 PM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge’s "Reflections of the Season" Christmas light display has been cancelled for the season due to expected continuing bouts of inclement weather throughout the parish. The Port Allen-based walk or drive-through holiday event was cancelled Monday night due to rain, and event organizers used... more »
  • Monday night lights display in WBR cancelled due to rain

    December 21, 2015 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A popular Christmas lights display in West Baton Rouge has announced the display will be closed Monday night due to inclement weather. Organizers of Port Allen-based Reflections of the Season made the call early Monday afternoon as rain continued to roll through West Baton Rouge. The... more »
  • FOLLOW UP: Deputies working night of possible inmate escape to be questioned

    December 18, 2015 12:45 PM

    PORT ALLEN – West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies who are assigned the overnight shift at the jail's work release bunk area will be questioned Friday after Baton Rouge Police said a man escaped the center and attacked a man in the parking of a hotel on the east side... more »
  • WBR work release inmate accused of crime while in custody Play Video

    December 16, 2015 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An arrest warrant has been issued for a Department of Corrections inmate, accused of committing an armed robbery and carjacking. Emanuel Jones was a work release inmate housed at the West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center. The incident happened in November, according to the arrest... more »
  • Two people detained after police chase ends in Baton Rouge

    December 15, 2015 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A police chase over the Mississippi River ended with the arrest of two people Tuesday night. Baton Rouge Police said they assisted authorities from West Baton Rouge when two people in a pickup truck refused to stop for officers in the Port Allen area. The driver... more »
  • Parish gov't offers to help fund DOTD road project Play Video

    December 10, 2015 11:30 PM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge Parish leaders will pony up money to solve a traffic nightmare on the west side of the river. Thursday, the council agreed to putting up 20% of the cost associated with building a highway connecting La 1 and La 415. The project is... more »
  • Deputies investigate shooting after man stumbled into dollar store

    December 3, 2015 11:25 PM

    BRUSLY - Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting after a man stumbled into a store late Thursday night. The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the Dollar General on La. 1 shortly after 10 p.m. Responding officers said a man had been shot and stumbled into the... more »
  • 8 lbs of pot found after wreck, police chase across two parishes

    November 13, 2015 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A police chase through two parishes ended with a mangled three-vehicle wreck and the arrest of a man carrying eight pounds of marijuana Friday afternoon. A man being chased by a West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy caused a chain-reaction crash when deputies said he ran... more »
  • Worker at Trinity Marine electrocuted

    October 26, 2015 4:39 PM

    BRUSLY - The West Baton Rouge coroner is investigating the apparent electrocution of a Trinity Marine Products contract worker. Jose Lopez Gonzales, 22, from the Honduras was working on a barge at the Brusly area plant Thursday when the accident happened. The coroner’s office says he was near... more »
  • Cazes lands re-election for WBR Sheriff

    October 24, 2015 10:35 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff Mike Cazes easily won a fourth term as sheriff of West Baton Rouge Parish Saturday night against an opponent he previously defeated four years ago. Cazes earned 73 percent of the vote in the parish, while Maranto received 26 percent. Maranto, a military and... more »
  • Man will do ten years for restaurant murder-for-hire plot

    October 19, 2015 9:05 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to twenty years for hiring a hit-man to kill two former business partners. Tommy Gioele paid the would-be-assassin $300 to kill the husband and wife he purchased Camile's Cajun Café from in 2007. Instead of killing the couple, the... more »
  • Fire district approves false alarm fines

    September 24, 2015 11:31 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The consolidated fire protection district is having problems with false alarm calls, so the group approved a strict new policy to deal with the issue Thursday. Businesses are the worst offenders and will be hit with penalties when fire crews are dispatched when there is no... more »
  • Man accused of smuggling cocaine in WBR

    September 4, 2015 2:12 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a New Orleans man this week for trying to smuggle cocaine through the West Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies charged 47-year-old Jules George with cocaine possession and two traffic violations after his arrest Thursday. A sheriff's office spokesperson said deputies stopped... more »
  • Burglars sought after three churches broken into Play Video

    July 27, 2015 5:07 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff's deputies said surveillance video gave them a look at two men who broke into a trio of churches and stole electronics and musical instruments this past weekend in West Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies said St. Paul's Baptist Church, New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church and Greater... more »
  • WBR schools revamp tech classes Play Video

    July 23, 2015 7:39 PM

    PORT ALLEN - New programs at high schools in West Baton Rouge Parish District will help students get skilled jobs. The district is revamping its technical classes to meet skills desired by area businesses and industries. The new classes will focus on math and science, benefiting students going to college... more »
  • Railroad investigating WBR derailment Play Video

    May 20, 2015 4:22 PM

    ADDIS - Railroad crews spent Wednesday repairing damage after a train derailment in West Baton Rouge Parish. The derailment happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday near Peter Messina Road and caused 35 households to evacuate the area. Union Pacific Railroad is investigating the derailment of the six rail cars. ... more »
  • 'Well-dressed bandit' has extensive criminal background

    May 1, 2015 7:28 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The so-called "well-dressed bandit" was booked into West Baton Rouge parish jail on Friday morning. Michael West, 53, is accused of armed robbery and kidnapping at a gas station in Port Allen. He's also accused of another robbery in Baton Rouge that happened the very next... more »
  • 'Best-dressed bandit' booked in WBR

    May 1, 2015 1:00 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff's deputies booked a man accused of robbing a gas station and kidnapping the station manager into the West Baton Rouge Parish jail Friday, the day after he was arrested in nearby Baton Rouge. Deputies charged 53-year-old Michael West with armed robbery and second-degree kidnapping in... more »
  • 'Best dressed bandit' wanted after robbery, kidnapping

    April 28, 2015 11:52 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff's deputies said a well-dressed man robbed a gas station Tuesday morning in West Baton Rouge Parish and kidnapped a clerk at gunpoint, later releasing her unharmed. Deputies said the man, wearing a tie and dress slacks, held up the Chevron station at 111 Lobdell Highway... more »
  • West Baton Rouge residents rejoice in sales tax increase failure

    March 29, 2015 6:53 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - Voters made sure they cast their vote in Saturday's election to turn down a half cent sales tax increase. "The taxes were never as high as it is right now," said Wendell Hamilton, a resident in the parish for over four decades. Hamilton said... more »
  • Election results for four La. parishes

    March 29, 2015 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Results are in after voters went to the polls Saturday in four parishes. Here are the results. East Baton Rouge Former Metro Councilman, Darrell Ourso narrowly defeated current Metro Councilman, Buddy Amoroso for the District 66 seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives. The... more »
  • New: 911 tapes released in deadly kidnapping crash Play Video

    March 26, 2015 10:37 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office told WBRZ's Chief Investigator, Chris Nakamoto , that Albert Harris III kidnapped his girlfriend from a home they apparently shared on Maryland Drive in Baton Rouge. Harris was killed in a crash Thursday morning; the woman who was being held,... more »
  • Groups call for 'no' vote on sheriff's tax proposal Play Video

    March 25, 2015 6:16 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The sheriff of West Baton Rouge is on defense as local industry and community groups take a swing at his proposal to raise taxes. Sheriff Mike Cazes argues the half-cent sales tax increase prevents cutting jobs and programs in his department, but local groups argue he's... more »
  • Quicker emergency response times in West Baton Rouge Play Video

    March 24, 2015 6:31 AM

    PORT ALLEN - In West Baton Rouge, the 911 call center answers calls in fewer than 10 seconds. Thanks to improvements in technology, soon they may be able to answer even faster. "The most important piece of information we need is location of where the emergency is occuring," Anthony... more »
  • WBR looking for more firefighters Play Video

    March 19, 2015 7:21 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Fire Chiefs Mike Alleman and Tim Crocket from the West Baton Rouge Fire Department joined the fire service to help those they live with, as well as the entire community. The number of people serving in fire crews across the nation is down. Alleman and Crocket stopped... more »
  • Celebrate accomplishments of Louisiana women at LSU Women's Center Play Video

    March 9, 2015 8:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Over the weekend, the world celebrated International Women's Day. The celebration continues next week at a special event hosted by the LSU Women's Center. 2015 Esprit de Femme Awards and Sunrise Celebration is Thursday, March 19th from 7:30 - 9 a.m. at the Renaissance Hotel (7000... more »
  • Man caught after manhunt in West Baton Rouge

    March 6, 2015 11:25 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Deputies in West Baton Rouge Parish said they caught a man who fled after he was stopped on the interstate and deputies spotted drugs in his vehicle. A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said searchers found Clarenc Preston behind a roofing company near Port Allen. ... more »
  • WBR hosts Common Core testing opt-out meetings today

    March 5, 2015 7:59 AM

    PORT ALLEN - School leaders and parents will be meeting in West Baton Rouge Parish today to discuss the controversial testing associated with Common Core education standards. Superintendent Wesley Watts set-up a pair of meetings for parents who plan to opt their kids out of PARCC testing. There is... more »
  • Parent fights school district over Common Core practice test Play Video

    February 25, 2015 9:37 PM

    BRUSLY - A parent is taking on the school system after her daughter was given a Common Core practice test against her wishes. "You don't get to make that decision for my child's education," Angela Barrett said. Barrett is against the methods and has opted her daughter out... more »
  • Flipped 18-wheeler closes WBR highway

    February 16, 2015 3:10 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Witnesses said an 18-wheeler flipped in Port Allen Monday afternoon, blocking traffic north of the city for more than an hour Monday afternoon. The Department of Transportation and Development said LA 415, also called North Lobdell Highway, was closed at Plantation Avenue in both directions at... more »
  • Warrant issued for man accused in voter fraud scheme Play Video

    February 11, 2015 4:19 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A bench warrant was issued today for a man accused in a voter fraud scheme as recalled Mayor Deedy Slaughter tried to keep her seat. Today, the entire case was turned over to the District Attorney's office. Last week, Larry Profit was taken out of the courthouse... more »
  • Sentencing today in murder-for-hire case

    February 4, 2015 8:47 AM

    ADDIS - A woman convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her husband over four years ago will be sentenced today. Monique Kitts faces life in prison. Her husband, Corey Kitts, was found shot to death in their Addis home in West Baton Rouge Parish. Prosecutors say she was... more »
  • WBR parish-wide fire chief resigns

    January 12, 2015 1:19 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The first parish-wide fire chief for West Baton Rouge Parish resigned less than a year after landing the position. The parish president's office said Chief Charles Stephens resigned at the Board of Commissioners meeting Jan. 8. Stephens isn't leaving the department, but said he thinks he... more »
  • WBR to consider boosting sales tax for sheriff

    December 20, 2014 7:55 PM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge residents could be handing over more money every time they make a purchase if they approve a half-cent sales tax headed to the March ballot. The tax hike would bring in about $3 million a year to benefit law enforcement. The proposed... more »
  • Mystery DNA discussed in murder-for-hire trial Play Video

    November 5, 2014 5:08 PM

    PORT ALLEN- The defense team for a wife and an accused hit man in a murder-for-hire trial wasted no time shocking the courtroom Wednesday. Monique Kitts and Karl Howard are on trial for the death of Corey Kitts in 2010. Monique Kitts, the wife, is accused of hiring Howard... more »
  • Veterans on Parade in West Baton Rouge Play Video

    November 3, 2014 8:58 AM

    PORT ALLEN - They're saluting real Louisiana heroes this weekend in Port Allen. It's the 10th annual Veterans on Parade. Port Allen Mayor Richard Lee and Garry Hubble joined us on 2une In this morning with your invitation. When the parade first started, Port Allen was one of the... more »
  • WBR judge faces sanctions over free trip Play Video

    September 19, 2014 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge in West Baton Rouge Parish is under fire for taking an all-expense paid trip to Texas. The judge's mode of transportation for the free trip: a private jet. The state judiciary commission says Judge Robin Free exploited his position and recommends he be suspended... more »
  • Police: New Orleans man killed in West Baton Rouge crash

    August 31, 2014 6:34 PM

    PORT ALLEN - State police say a man who wasn't wearing a seat belt was killed when the vehicle he was in rolled across traffic on I-10 eastbound. It happened near LA Hwy 415. Officials say Reese Randolph, 22, was killed. Police say Randolph was a passanger in... more »
  • Police: Second shooting in Port Allen this week

    August 16, 2014 6:09 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Port Allen police are investigating the second shooting this week in the city. Details are limited, but witnesses tell News 2 the shooting started on 14th street and ended up on Franklin Street near Rosedale Road. Neighbors say one person was shot in the leg.... more »
  • Construction repairs wrapping up in WBR Play Video

    August 6, 2014 6:50 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - A $1.4 million dollar construction project in West Baton Rouge Parish is close to completion. The state is working to improve driver safety around I-10 in Port Allen. DOTD says they are working on embankment repairs as well as patching pavement on the on and... more »
  • New WBR superintendent ready to hit the ground running Play Video

    August 5, 2014 10:49 AM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - New West Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Wes Watts is ready to hit the ground running. One of his first orders of business was to visit us this morning on 2une In. Watts had been Zachary High School's principal since 2010 before he was tabbed to... more »
  • Avoyelles escapees captured in Port Allen Play Video

    July 29, 2014 5:58 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Two women out of Avoyelles Parish are now behind bars in West Baton Rouge. 28-year-old Lindsey Howell and 39-year-old Christie Theriot were on the run after escaping from Avoyelles Simmesport Women's Corrections Center. The women were taken into custody at a motel in Port Allen. ... more »
  • Congestion relief for La. 1

    July 28, 2014 10:17 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The state is formulating a plan to deal with congestion along an important artery on the west side of the river. DOTD evaluated La. 1 following a push from the West Baton Rouge Parish School Board. System leaders said bus drivers have trouble running routes because... more »
  • West BR man, teen survive near-death camping trip

    July 22, 2014 11:05 PM

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Minn. - At least two people from West Baton Rouge were injured when a strong storm moved over their campsite near the Canadian border Tuesday morning. Kirk Sanchez, 47, and Hayden Toups, 13, were taken to the hospital when a tree fell on their tent. Sanchez... more »
  • Breakdown on bridge causes heavy I-10W delays

    July 18, 2014 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A stalled vehicle on the Mississippi River bridge backed traffic up along I-10 and I-12 at the beginning of what could shape up to be a rainy, traffic-filled Friday in Baton Rouge. BRPD were on the scene shortly after 10 a.m. attempting to move the broken-down... more »
  • Hostage-taker's getaway car recovered in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 23, 2013 12:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police have found the car they believe was the planned getaway vehicle in a Monday night armed robbery that eventually led to a hostage standoff and police shooting in West Baton Rouge where the suspect was killed. Authorities had been looking for the black Pontiac Firebird since... more »

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