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Despite pleas from victims' families, double-murderer with life sentence gets parole

Posted 10:44 AM 8/9/2022 by Bess Casserleigh

BATON ROUGE - David Chenevert's time as a seminarian, pastor, husband, and so-called model prisoner apparently outweighed his status as a confessed double-murderer when he was granted parole Monday.

Chenevert, now 64 years old, was convicted of—and confessed to—the grisly (More)


Mother was reported to state 3 times before toddler's overdose death; Inspector General investigating

Posted 11:46 AM 8/4/2022 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - A mother was reported to state child services at least three times before her 2-year-old son died from an apparent fentanyl overdose.



New Orleans rapper Mystikal arrested for rape, remains jailed without bond

Posted 12:44 PM 8/5/2022 by WBRZ Staff

PRAIRIEVILLE - Mystikal, a rapper from New Orleans who has been accused of sexual assault twice in the past two decades, was booked on new charges after a woman reported being raped at his capital area home over the weekend.

Arrest records say Michael Tyler, 52, better known by his stage (More)


Plan to move teen convicts to EBR Parish frustrates local leaders over lack of communication

Posted 10:15 AM 8/3/2022 by Chris Nakamoto

BATON ROUGE- A plan to move some of the state's most troubled convicted teens to East Baton Rouge Parish has drawn the ire of public officials who believe they have been left in the dark about the decision.

This week, an informational meeting was canceled in the City of Baker to go over (More)


Nakamoto: Father at center of high-profile rape paternity case loses custody of teenage daughter

Posted 9:12 PM 7/31/2022 by WBRZ Staff

AMITE - A man who impregnated a 16-year-old girl over 15 years ago will no longer have custody of the child who was born as a result of that crime after a series of reports from the WBRZ Investigative Unit exposing the case. 

The story first reported by Chief Investigator Chris (More)


Double-murderer serving life sentence could be released in 2 weeks

Posted 11:17 AM 7/29/2022 by Chris Nakamoto and Erin McWilliams

BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Board of Pardons voted to reduce the sentence of a man who was supposed to spend the rest of his life in prison without the benefit of probation or parole. Now, he could be set free in two weeks.



CATS health account frozen after bus system falls behind on bills again

Posted 3:35 PM 7/31/2022 by Chris Nakamoto

BATON ROUGE - Employees working at the Capital Area Transit System learned that their health reimbursement accounts were frozen because the public bus system did not pay its bills.

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