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Former deputy's sex crimes trial delayed after attorney claims prosecutors accidentally shared child porn

Posted 7:39 AM 8/18/2022 by WBRZ Staff

DENHAM SPRINGS - The trial for a former sheriff's deputy charged with a slew of sex crimes was waylaid after his defense attorney claimed state prosecutors (More)

Today

Ascension Parish man killed after hitting utility pole in St. Charles

Ascension Parish man killed after hitting utility pole in St. Charles

Posted 7:12 AM 8/18/2022 by Sarah Lawrence

MONTZ - A Sorrento man died after he reportedly crossed oncoming traffic and hit a utility pole in St. Charles Parish, state police say.

Officials said James Kennedy, 52, was driving northbound on US 61 near Evangeline Road in St. Charles Parish when, for reasons yet unclear, he crossed (More)

Yesterday

Woman struck and killed while looking for lost item on Interstate, police say

Woman struck and killed while looking for lost item on Interstate, police say

Posted 6:03 AM 8/18/2022 by Logan Cullop

BATON ROUGE - A woman was killed Tuesday night when she got out of a car on the interstate to look for something and was hit by another car, police say.

The Baton Rouge Police Department said a car slowed and stopped on South I-110 to allow Najia Doucette, 24, to get out and look for a (More)

8/16/2022

Governor calls recent tragedies at DCFS 'real failure'

Posted 9:49 AM 8/17/2022 by Bess Casserleigh

BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers and parents are looking to Governor Edwards to rectify the recent failings of the state-run Department of Children and Family Services.

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Yesterday

Endangered sea turtles nesting off Louisiana coast for first time in 75 years

Endangered sea turtles nesting off Louisiana coast for first time in 75 years

Posted 9:07 AM 8/17/2022 by Sarah Lawrence

For the first time in three-quarters of a century, sea turtle hatchlings have been documented in some of Louisiana's barrier islands.

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced Wednesday that endangered Kemp's (More)

8/16/2022

Suspects tossed gun, drugs from car during chase through Baton Rouge

Suspects tossed gun, drugs from car during chase through Baton Rouge

Posted 8:47 AM 8/17/2022 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Two were taken into custody after deputies watched them toss what appeared to be drugs and a gun from their car during a pursuit Tuesday afternoon.

The brief chase unfolded shortly before 3 p.m. when an East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy tried to stop a gold Mercedes for a (More)

Yesterday

New solar-powered parking meters going up soon around downtown Baton Rouge

Posted 4:53 PM 8/17/2022 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - People will soon notice solar-powered parking kiosks throughout the downtown area, replacing the old coin-operated meters.

Officials with the Downtown Development District said Wednesday that about 100 of the Flowbird kiosks will start going up in phases throughout September. (More)...

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