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5/8/2024

Five-month-old child dies after alleged cruelty by mother, coroner declares death homicide

Posted 8:11 PM 5/11/2024 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - A five-month-old child died after his mother brought him to the hospital in critical condition, where police arrested his mother for cruelty to a juvenile afterward.

Shalyn Ewing, 30, was arrested on second-degree cruelty to a juvenile after bringing her son Domonique Griffin (More)

5/2/2024

Sheriff says Walker High baseball coach used fake invoices to steal nearly $30k in school funds

Posted 8:06 PM 5/11/2024 by Domenic Purdy

WALKER — Livingston Parish deputies arrested the Walker High School baseball coach Thursday and accused him of submitting bogus purchase orders to collect nearly $30,000 from the parish school system for baseball equipment that was never ordered.

Nicholas Scelfo, who became coach of (More)

5/1/2024

Inmate killed during transport after reportedly faking seizure, beating guards when they attempted to help

Posted 7:58 PM 5/11/2024 by Domenic Purdy, Jordan Ponzio

ST. FRANCISVILLE — An inmate was shot and killed Wednesday morning after allegedly faking a seizure and trying to beat up guards while being transported through West Feliciana Parish.

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4/30/2024

Suspect taken in on murder warrant after Baker standoff was on probation, records say

Suspect taken in on murder warrant after Baker standoff was on probation, records say

Posted 7:57 PM 5/11/2024 by Logan Cullop

BAKER - A standoff in Baker on Tuesday ended with a murder suspect in custody, police said. 

Baker Police Chief Carl Dunn said U.S. Marshals were executing a Baton Rouge Police warrant for Alvin Mott Jr., 27. After a standoff, Mott was arrested.

Court records show that Mott had (More)

4/29/2024

Utah to hold NBA Youngboy on drug charges into next month; Louisiana still wants him back

Utah to hold NBA Youngboy on drug charges into next month; Louisiana still wants him back

Posted 7:56 PM 5/11/2024 by WBRZ Staff

LOGAN, Utah — Baton Rouge rapper NBA Youngboy will remain behind bars in Utah pending a preliminary hearing next month on accusations that he posed as a doctor and tried to dupe various pharmacies into selling him a codeine-laden cough suppressant subject to abuse.

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4/24/2024

Six 'Motion Boys' gang members booked for drug, gun charges; two still at large

Posted 7:52 PM 5/11/2024 by Domenic Purdy

BATON ROUGE — Six men with connections to the "Motion Boys" gang were arrested on drug and gun charges after East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputies raided multiple locations suspected to be used to distribute narcotics.

On Tuesday, the EBRSO Gang Intelligence and Enforcement Unit (More)

4/23/2024

NBA YoungBoy faces hearing next week after prescription fraud ring arrest in Utah

NBA YoungBoy faces hearing next week after prescription fraud ring arrest in Utah

Posted 7:51 PM 5/11/2024 by Sarah Lawrence

LOGAN, Utah — Baton Rouge rapper NBA YoungBoy will appear in court Monday amid attempts by Louisiana officials to rescind his release ahead of a trial on gun and weapons charges.

Kentrell Gaulden, 24, was arrested April 23 on 63 counts alleging he ran a prescription drug fraud ring (More)

4/22/2024

For one 19th JDC judge, controversy over rulings is nothing new

Posted 7:50 PM 5/11/2024 by Bess Casserleigh

BATON ROUGE - When it comes to trial judges, their decisions are usually held in the highest regard. For 19th JDC Judge Eboni Johnson Rose, some of those decisions have seen a lot of pushback.

Watch live newscasts (More)

5/9/2024

Homeowner relieved security light charges removed from utility bill after contacting 2 On Your Side

Posted 6:22 PM 5/11/2024 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - A woman was facing a disconnect notice over an Entergy billing charge she refused to pay.

Kathy King contacted 2 On Your Side in April over a security (More)

5/8/2024

Neighbor complains about city's property mess, city responds

Posted 6:22 PM 5/11/2024 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - A property owner contacted 2 On Your Side about the mess that's next door to her. It's an abandoned structure owned by the City of Baton Rouge on Pocasset Street near Mohican Street. 

Rita Green says it's been the state it's in now for two years. The windows are broken (More)

5/6/2024

Woman's porch rebuilt with donations following police chase crash

Posted 6:22 PM 5/11/2024 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - After Connie Bailey's home was hit by a teen driver at the end of a police pursuit, the city determined that it was not responsible. She wasn't sure where to turn until a neighbor (More)

5/3/2024

Amite River having debris removed and being de-snagged after 55 years of buildup

Posted 6:21 PM 5/11/2024 by Brittany Weiss

LIVINGSTON PARISH - Debris has been accumulating in the Amite River for 55 years, which is why the waterway is being de-snagged and removed of debris.

So far, a lot of ground has been covered in Livingston Parish with about 14 miles left to clear. Livingston Office of Emergency (More)
4/29/2024

Blight fight over Port Allen property being repaired by parish councilman

Posted 6:21 PM 5/11/2024 by Brittany Weiss

PORT ALLEN - A West Baton Rouge Parish Councilman has been given 120 days to fix up his property or it'll be torn down. People living near that property say the structure can't be saved and it should be demolished.

Councilman Kenneth Gordon appeared before the Port Allen Council earlier (More)

4/26/2024

Fraudulent property sale goes through, builder stops construction

Posted 6:21 PM 5/11/2024 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - A developer says he purchased a lot to build someone an affordable house. The company hired crews to start building but stopped when someone else said they were the real owners.

Christopher Guillory is the owner of Kingdom Builders Developments of Louisiana. His attorney (More)

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