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7/23/2021

SWAT team arrests accused arsonist at Tigerland apartment overnight

Posted 5:04 PM 7/23/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - A SWAT team took a suspected arsonist into custody late Thursday night after investigators tied him to a fire that destroyed a house earlier that same day.

George Emmanuel Smith was arrested at an apartment complex on Jim Taylor Drive in Tigerland Thursday night. WBRZ caught (More)

7/25/2021

65-year-old man died in hospital after house fire; authorities searching for arsonist responsible

65-year-old man died in hospital after house fire; authorities searching for arsonist responsible

Posted 2:26 PM 7/25/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Authorities are searching for the arsonist responsible for a house fire that killed a 65-year-old man and caused $35,000 in damages to a north Baton Rouge home Friday.

The incident occurred shortly after 2 a.m. in the 2600 block of Cable Street, according to a representative (More)

7/22/2021

Police respond to Pocahontas Street stabbing Thursday morning

Police respond to Pocahontas Street stabbing Thursday morning

Posted 6:34 AM 7/22/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - One person was injured Thursday morning when an incident involving two people ended with a stabbing, according to Baton Rouge authorities.

A representative with the Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed that a man was stabbed in his midsection during an early morning (More)

7/20/2021

Jeff Bezos and his three space flight companions prepare for lift off

Jeff Bezos and his three space flight companions prepare for lift off

Posted 3:23 AM 7/20/2021 by Associated Press

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Jeff Bezos is about to soar on his space travel company’s first flight with people on board.

7/16/2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards to address uptick in COVID cases during Friday news conference

Posted 10:02 AM 7/16/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - A recent spike in U.S. COVID cases has triggered a variety of responses from states across the country.

The increase motivated officials in California's Los Angeles County to reissue a mask (More)

7/8/2021

Officials determine Adams Avenue house fire caused by arsonist

Officials determine Adams Avenue house fire caused by arsonist

Posted 7:44 AM 7/8/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - A fire broke out at a vacant home in north Baton Rouge early Thursday morning, and investigators say the blaze was the work of an arsonist.

It was before shortly before 6:30 a.m. when officials were called to the scene of a house fire within the 2000 block of Adams (More)

7/6/2021

Police: Man injured in shooting Tuesday morning

Police: Man injured in shooting Tuesday morning

Posted 4:59 AM 7/6/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Police responded to a reported shooting in north Baton Rouge early Tuesday morning.

According to a representative with the Baton Rouge Police Department, a man was shot sometime before 4 a.m. and sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities say after the man (More)

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