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Police make arrest in deadly shooting on La Annie Drive

Posted 8:33 AM 10/19/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - An arrest has been made in a Monday evening homicide, police say.

Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department were called to 1737 La Annie Drive around 7:30 p.m. Monday in regards to a (More)

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Mail worker held at gunpoint, sprayed with mace during robbery in Spanish Town

Mail worker held at gunpoint, sprayed with mace during robbery in Spanish Town

Posted 6:20 PM 10/18/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - A mail person was sprayed with mace and robbed in broad daylight while making deliveries in the Spanish Town area.

According to a search warrant, the attack happened before 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6 near the intersection of N 8th Street and North Street. 

The victim told (More)

10/17/2021

Man found shot, killed in bar parking lot overnight

Man found shot, killed in bar parking lot overnight

Posted 6:41 PM 10/17/2021 by Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - A 25-year-old man was found dead in the parking lot of Lake Sherwood Mall at the corner of Sherwood Forest and Coursey Blvd. late Saturday.

Police said Jamal Dunn of Donaldsonville was killed.

Dunn was killed during a shooting in the parking lot around 10:30 p.m.

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10/16/2021

Man found shot and killed on W Brookstown Drive overnight

Man found shot and killed on W Brookstown Drive overnight

Posted 6:31 AM 10/16/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - A 35-year-old man died in a shooting on W. Brookstown Drive Friday night.

Baton (More)

10/15/2021

Woman arrested months after deadly wreck, was driving with suspended license

Woman arrested months after deadly wreck, was driving with suspended license

Posted 5:36 PM 10/15/2021 by WBRZ Staff

KILLIAN - A woman has been charged months after a deadly wreck that happened over the summer.

On Friday, the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said Kelli Lemoine was arrested on charges related to the July 18 crash on the Killian Bridge. 

Investigators determined Lemoine lost (More)

10/14/2021

Teens allegedly attacked guards with shank while escaping juvenile jail; one still on the run

Posted 6:01 PM 10/17/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police say four of five teens who orchestrated a violent escape from a juvenile detention facility on Veterans Memorial Boulevard are now in custody and the vehicle they stole during their Thursday night escape has been recovered. 

One of the teens who (More)

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Accused killer Matthew Mire booked into Ascension, Livingston jails on charges tied to multi-parish crime spree

Accused killer Matthew Mire booked into Ascension, Livingston jails on charges tied to multi-parish crime spree

Posted 12:35 PM 10/19/2021 by WBRZ Staff

GONZALES - Matthew Mire, accused of killing two people, was booked into jails in both Ascension and Livingston parishes Tuesday.

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office had Mire in custody Tuesday morning as he faces charges that include two counts of attempted first-degree murder, theft of (More)

10/13/2021

Cornered suspect allegedly shot at police from abandoned house; murder weapon found in nearby bayou

Posted 3:49 PM 10/14/2021 by Jeremy Krail

BATON ROUGE - Alleged killer Matthew Mire opened fire on police and then threw his murder weapon into a bayou when he was cornered at an abandoned house after a day-long manhunt (More)

10/12/2021

Man accused of killing state trooper now on suicide watch, held without bond

Posted 8:36 PM 10/12/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - A man accused of killing two people, including a state trooper, during a weekend crime spree that left three others hurt will not be allowed to bond out of (More)

10/9/2021

Man tied to deadly multi-parish crime spree was previously ordered to have mental health evaluation

Posted 8:30 AM 10/10/2021 by Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - A person suspected in a violent crime spree Saturday morning had a previous domestic abuse charge for battery in 2017.

The WBRZ Investigative Unit also found a traffic-related charge for Matthew Mire.

Mire, 31, is suspected of being involved in a deadly double shooting (More)

10/10/2021

Suspect who shot trooper arrested, likely shot 4 others in deadly morning crime spree

Posted 8:21 PM 10/13/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - A man who killed a woman and a state trooper, as well as shooting at three other people across two parishes, is believed to be the person who also shot at a state trooper in a third parish early Saturday morning.

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10/6/2021

High school student brought loaded gun aboard school bus Wednesday morning

High school student brought loaded gun aboard school bus Wednesday morning

Posted 6:37 AM 10/7/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - A high school student is facing criminal charges after he brought a loaded gun aboard an East Baton Rouge school bus on Wednesday.

The sheriff's office said the gun was found in the backpack of a 9th grade student at Glen Oaks High School during a random bag search. The (More)

10/5/2021

La. teacher arrested on child porn charges

La. teacher arrested on child porn charges

Posted 11:24 AM 10/5/2021 by WBRZ Staff

RAPIDES PARISH - A teacher in central Louisiana was arrested after deputies found he downloaded child pornography.

The Avoyelles Sheriff's Office said it first began investigating Joshua Reeves on Sept. 20 in conjunction with the Louisiana Attorney General's Office. Reeves, a teacher (More)

10/4/2021

Deputies still looking for suspect after brazen hijacking of pharmaceutical truck

Posted 5:46 PM 10/4/2021 by Bess Casserleigh

PORT ALLEN - A highway heist, right here in the capital area, detectives described it as something straight out of Hollywood.

"It basically rivals something you would see from a movie scene like the 'Fast and Furious,'" Captain Kevin Cyrus with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office (More)

10/3/2021

Man admits to taking 19 upskirt videos in College Drive Walmart

Man admits to taking 19 upskirt videos in College Drive Walmart

Posted 2:34 PM 10/4/2021 by Logan Cullop

BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested after admitting to filming women in a grocery store without their consent.

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said 29-year-old Dana Harris-Johnson was arrested at the Walmart on College Drive Saturday around 1 p.m.

Deputies said Harris-Johnson (More)

10/4/2021

Son of New Orleans police chief reportedly arrested, charged with battery of officer

Son of New Orleans police chief reportedly arrested, charged with battery of officer

Posted 5:56 AM 10/5/2021 by WBRZ Staff

NEW ORLEANS - The 24-year-old son of New Orleans Police Chief Shaun Ferguson was arrested Friday on several charges including battery against a police officer, (More)

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