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After his 4th arrest, ex-police officer will remain jailed without bond

After his 4th arrest, ex-police officer will remain jailed without bond

Posted 10:17 AM 7/23/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - A former narcotics officer who's been booked four times in the span of a few months will not be allowed to bond out of jail after his latest arrest.

Ex-BRPD officer Jason Acree is accused of taking drugs that were seized by the department and (More)

7/21/2021

Investigators seek arsonist responsible for N. 36th Street blaze

Investigators seek arsonist responsible for N. 36th Street blaze

Posted 11:28 AM 7/21/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Early Wednesday morning, a fire was intentionally set at a home on N. 36th Street, Baton Rouge officials say.

According to representatives with the Baton Rouge Fire Department, a residence within the 1500 block of N. 36th street was in flames around 2:30 a.m.

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7/20/2021

Six arrested, two more wanted in million-dollar scheme to steal unemployment benefits

Six arrested, two more wanted in million-dollar scheme to steal unemployment benefits

Posted 2:35 PM 7/20/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - State investigators announced the arrests of five more people involved in fraudulently claiming more than $1 million in unemployment benefits from Louisiana and California.

Six people have been arrested in the investigation so far, including a woman who was (More)

7/19/2021

Homeowner killed after confronting teen who climbed through upstairs window to see daughter

Posted 5:50 PM 7/20/2021 by WBRZ Staff

ZACHARY - Police said a father was shot and killed after he confronted a teenager who snuck into his home to see his daughter Sunday morning. 

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7/15/2021

Teen arrested in carjacking at OLOL linked to other violent crime

Posted 5:59 PM 7/15/2021 by Tristen Land

BATON ROUGE - Employees at Our Lady of the Lake hospital were on high alert after a nurse was attacked by an armed carjacker last week.

Baton Rouge Police arrested a 15-year-old Wednesday in the crime. Officers found the nurse's car in the Gardere area.

"Now investigators will look (More)

7/20/2021

Four arrested in shooting at Zachary hair salon

Posted 6:47 PM 7/20/2021 by Logan Cullop

ZACHARY - Four people were arrested on charges related to a shooting at a hair salon last Tuesday.

Zachary Police said a person drove to The Beauty Parlor on July 13 around 4 p.m., opened the door, shot one patron and drove off in their car.

Joshua McKee, 21 and Treylon Perry, 18 (More)

7/12/2021

Man arrested after bringing firearm into OLOL lobby; hospital reviewing security amid crime wave

Posted 5:06 PM 7/13/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Our Lady of the Lake says it's reviewing its security practices after a patient brought a firearm into the hospital Sunday night.

An OLOL spokesperson said the patient was stopped in the lobby after an employee noticed what appeared to be a firearm under his jacket. Staff (More)

7/11/2021

Second vacant house fire in 24 hours ruled an arson

Second vacant house fire in 24 hours ruled an arson

Posted 5:21 PM 7/11/2021 by Logan Cullop

BATON ROUGE - A vacant house on Missouri Street was intentionally set on fire Sunday afternoon, according to fire officials.

Seven fire trucks went to 1835 Missouri Street around 4 p.m. to extinguish the blaze. According to reports, it took firefighters only 13 minutes to put out the (More)

7/14/2021

15-year-old arrested in carjacking at Our Lady of the Lake hospital

15-year-old arrested in carjacking at Our Lady of the Lake hospital

Posted 8:39 AM 7/15/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a teenager accused of carjacking a hospital employee outside Our Lady of the Lake.

An armed suspect stole the car in the parking lot of Our Lady of the Lake Hospital on Essen Lane (More)

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