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Louisiana State Trooper indicted in ongoing federal probe of agency's interactions with African Americans

Louisiana State Trooper indicted in ongoing federal probe of agency's interactions with African Americans

Posted 2:38 PM 9/24/2021 by Trey Schmaltz, Chris Nakamoto

SHREVEPORT – A federal grand jury in northern Louisiana indicted a disgraced Louisiana State Trooper in yet another blow to the agency facing harsh criticism over its handling of troopers’ violent interactions with minorities, specifically African Americans.

WBRZ reporter Chris (More)


Two juveniles booked into jail after deadly bar shooting over the weekend

Posted 9:06 AM 9/22/2021 by Chris Nakamoto

PORT ALLEN -  On Tuesday morning, one of two juveniles tied to a deadly shooting outside of a bar over the weekend has been identified as 17-year-old (More)


State agency leader packs office after board removal amid investigation into sexual misconduct complaint

Posted 6:26 PM 9/23/2021 by Jeremy Krail

BATON ROUGE - The embattled head of a state agency tasked with regulating private security in Louisiana was fired during a special meeting of the agency's board Tuesday and packed up his office Thursday morning.

Fabian Blache III was removed from his role as leader of the Louisiana (More)


After losing court fight, BR man who built personal levees will need to remove part of them

Posted 7:35 PM 9/15/2021 by Chris Nakamoto

BATON ROUGE- After losing a court battle in April, Baton Rouge resident Ken Guidry will have to remove fill that was placed in a drainage servitude. The city-parish said it will be putting the project out for bid to hire someone to do the work.

That fill is part of the foundation of his (More)


Fallout grows over botched nursing home evacuation, lawyers name state in new lawsuit

Posted 4:45 PM 9/11/2021 by Chris Nakamoto

BATON ROUGE - Prominent Baton Rouge lawyers from the Unglesby Law firm and Ron Haley Associates said they filed a lawsuit against the Louisiana Department of Health and Bob Dean over a nursing home evacuation that left hundreds of residents stuffed in a warehouse.

It's the second lawsuit (More)


State Police takes no action against trooper who lied about Ronald Greene body cam footage

Posted 3:59 PM 9/9/2021 by Chris Nakamoto

UPDATE: After The WBRZ Investigative Unit's story aired, Louisiana Tech said that Clary was removed from his detail with the university's football team pending the results of all investigations into Greene's death.



State revokes licenses of nursing homes that evacuated residents to shelter now tied to 7 deaths

Posted 12:08 PM 9/8/2021 by WBRZ Staff

INDEPENDENCE - State health officials are shutting down several nursing homes that evacuated more than 800 residents to a warehouse in Tangipahoa Parish that is now tied to at (More)


'Warehouse of death': Death toll among evacuated residents climbs to 7 as of Saturday

Posted 6:33 PM 9/4/2021 by WBRZ Staff

INDEPENDENCE – Multiple agencies are now involved in an investigation into a massive, makeshift shelter where hundreds of nursing home residents were crammed into tight living spaces to ride out Hurricane Ida. Four people died at the facility in the days following the storm, and more than a (More)

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