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7/10/2020

Sheriff: Rapist forced his way into Hammond home after woman answered knock at her door

Sheriff: Rapist forced his way into Hammond home after woman answered knock at her door

Posted 3:11 PM 7/10/2020 by WBRZ Staff

HAMMOND - A man allegedly forced his way into a house and raped a woman inside after the victim answered a knock at the door.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said Travis Walker, 38, was arrested Thursday. 

According to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, the "young female" victim (More)

7/9/2020

Man convicted in 2015 vigilante killing of girlfriend's abuser will get new trial

Man convicted in 2015 vigilante killing of girlfriend's abuser will get new trial

Posted 7:42 PM 7/9/2020 by Jeremy Krail

BATON ROUGE - A man sentenced to life in prison for murdering a person said to have sexually abused his girlfriend as a child will get a new trial thanks to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling banning non-unanimous jury (More)

7/10/2020

Fourth of July shooting suspect gets $1M bond in multiple attacks

Posted 1:26 PM 7/10/2020 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - A man suspected in shootings at two different apartment complexes in recent months was arrested on a slew of charges Thursday.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office says Mieyoshi Tyree Edwards, 21, was booked on charges related to the separate shootings that happened in July (More)

7/9/2020

EBR Sheriff's Office seeks public assistance in identifying burglary suspects

EBR Sheriff's Office seeks public assistance in identifying burglary suspects

Posted 4:12 AM 7/9/2020 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Authorities in East Baton Rouge Parish are on the lookout for two burglary suspects who also used a stolen credit card.

Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Burglary and Robbery (More)

7/8/2020

Woman gets 5 years in death of malnourished grandmother

Woman gets 5 years in death of malnourished grandmother

Posted 4:53 PM 7/8/2020 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - One of four family members charged in the death of an elderly woman found with bed sores and other signs neglect will not go to trial.

Carlnessa Butler withdrew her not guilty plea to charges of manslaughter and negligent homicide in the death of 77-year-old Barbara (More)

7/7/2020

Man allegedly robbed victim outside of Q Mart store

Man allegedly robbed victim outside of Q Mart store

Posted 10:11 AM 7/7/2020 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Investigators with the Baton Rouge Police Department report catching up with and arresting a man accused in a June 15th robbery outside of a Q Mart store on North Foster Drive.

Police say a victim told them he'd just exited Q Mart when a woman walked up to him and began (More)

7/5/2020

Wanted suspect turns himself in to West BR authorities following fatal double-shooting

Posted 3:45 PM 7/6/2020 by Trey Schmaltz

PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office announced Monday that Christopher Pierson, who was wanted in connection with first-degree murder, has voluntarily surrendered to authorities.

The Sheriff's Office says Pierson is being booked (More)

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