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Outgunned with fire power, law enforcement dealing with dangerous criminals on the streets

Posted 7:09 AM 5/18/2022 by Chris Nakamoto

BAKER - Dozens of weapons that were seized off the streets of Baker show the level of firepower that officers have encountered in recent weeks.

Many of the weapons have extended magazines capable of firing between 30 to 50 rounds.

"If they show up with these 30 or 50 round (More)


Baker mayor getting large pay raise amounting to $25,000 this summer

Posted 6:17 AM 5/17/2022 by Chris Nakamoto

BAKER - The mayor of the city of Baker received a $15,000 raise last July and is scheduled to receive another $10,000 raise this July, a $25,000 raise in a year's time, the WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered.

Mayor Darnell Waites said he asked for a raise last year and the Baker City (More)


Former State Police leader faces fine, held in contempt by lawmakers leading Ronald Greene probe

Posted 4:00 PM 5/12/2022 by Chris Nakamoto

BATON ROUGE- A special committee of lawmakers seeking the truth about what happened at Louisiana State Police after Ronald Greene's death voted to hold former Superintendent Kevin Reeves in contempt Wednesday, claiming he's been uncooperative with their investigation. They also recommended that (More)


Parents accused of murdering daughter by neglect, back at home following arrest

Posted 8:46 AM 5/6/2022 by Chris Nakamoto

SLAUGHTER - Two parents charged with murder after their daughter allegedly spent years malnourished on a couch are now out on bond. (More)...


Convicted thief back to his old tricks as businesses report being scammed

Posted 10:23 AM 5/4/2022 by Chris Nakamoto

BATON ROUGE- Business owners in Baton Rouge once again say they are the victims of a convicted thief who has a history of preying on people's goodwill.

The owners of Bistro Byronz and Zydeco Printing both say they are out thousands of dollars in food and printing they provided to Montrell (More)


Top-ranking troopers say State Police tried to cover up Ronald Greene's deadly arrest

Top-ranking troopers say State Police tried to cover up Ronald Greene's deadly arrest

Posted 2:51 PM 4/29/2022 by Jeremy Krail

BATON ROUGE - Two of the highest ranking troopers at Louisiana State Police said they were appalled by Ronald Greene's death in police custody and that they believe there were attempts to (More)


Activists want parents of neglected woman in jail; parents react through lawyer

Posted 2:28 PM 4/28/2022 by Chris Nakamoto

SLAUGHTER - Advocates for those with disabilities believe the parents of a severely neglected woman who was found dead on a couch should be in jail.

Khadijah Gray-Washington first heard about what happened to Lacey Fletcher after The WBRZ (More)


Coroner found woman 'melted' into couch after she disappeared for a decade; grand jury weighing charges for her parents

Posted 1:38 PM 5/1/2022 by Chris Nakamoto, Erin McWilliams and Danny Monteverde

SLAUGHTER, La. – A grand jury will meet Monday to determine if a woman’s parents should be held accountable for her death, Sam D’Aquilla, the district attorney for the 20th Judicial District, said.

The body of 36-year old Lacey Fletcher was found rotting and "melted" into (More)


Thieves cash nearly a quarter-million dollars worth of fraudulent checks from westside town

Posted 8:49 AM 4/27/2022 by Chris Nakamoto and Erin McWilliams

WHITE CASTLE- Thieves cashed $220,000 worth of fraudulent checks using the Town of White Castle's routing and account numbers on fake checks over the past few months, the WBRZ Investigative Unit learned.

Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi said with the help of the Attorney General's (More)

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