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Police identify victim of deadly drive-by shooting on N. 13th Street

Police identify victim of deadly drive-by shooting on N. 13th Street

Posted 4:59 PM 7/29/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - One person was killed and two others were injured during a Wednesday night shooting in North Baton Rouge, authorities say.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD), 33-year-old Larry Winfrey was shot to death while he was gathered with two other men on the front (More)

7/27/2021

Acts of arson on the rise in recent years, Baton Rouge officials say

Acts of arson on the rise in recent years, Baton Rouge officials say

Posted 6:17 AM 7/28/2021 by Paula Jones

BATON ROUGE - The summer of 2021 in Baton Rouge is proving to be unprecedented in certain ways.

Temperatures are uncomfortably warm, and this is nothing new. But in some residential areas, heat from devastating flames are demolishing homes that are targeted by arsonists.

The fires (More)

7/26/2021

Judge places custody hold on BR rapper Lit Yoshi; court hearing scheduled for next month

Judge places custody hold on BR rapper Lit Yoshi; court hearing scheduled for next month

Posted 8:36 PM 7/26/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Rapper Lit Yoshi will stay in jail while he awaits a court hearing where a judge will decide whether to revoke his bond.

The rapper, whose real name is Mieyoshi Edwards, was (More)

7/23/2021

Tigerland apartment building at the center of a fourth homicide investigation

Posted 7:55 PM 7/25/2021 by Tristen Land

BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating a deadly shooting at the Sandpiper Apartments in Tigerland.

Officers say one person was killed Friday morning, making it the fourth homicide at the (More)

7/25/2021

Child hurt after shots fired into Baton Rouge home Sunday

Child hurt after shots fired into Baton Rouge home Sunday

Posted 11:48 AM 7/26/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police responded to a reported juvenile involved shooting early Sunday morning on the 5600 block of Fairfields Avenue. 

Authorities say the child was taken to a local hospital with reported non-life-threatening injuries. 

Officers said that shots were fired in to the residence from outside of the home. 

Details are still limited but the investigation remains ongoing.

7/22/2021

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)

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