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Louisiana will restart prison visits with COVID precautions

Louisiana will restart prison visits with COVID precautions

Posted 1:43 PM 10/16/2021 by Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana prison system will again start allowing people to visit inmates, nearly three months after the visits were stopped because of the state’s surge in COVID-19 cases.

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections said in a news (More)

Yesterday

Teen accused of murder and tricking ankle monitoring device arrested in jailbreak

Teen accused of murder and tricking ankle monitoring device arrested in jailbreak

Posted 1:40 PM 10/16/2021 by Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE – One of five teenage prisoners who escaped the city-parish managed juvenile jail late Thursday was previously arrested for murder and had figured out how to avoid being tracked by his ankle monitor to buy a gun using counterfeit money, according to sources who spoke with the (More)

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Man found shot and killed on W Brookstown Drive overnight

Man found shot and killed on W Brookstown Drive overnight

Posted 6:31 AM 10/16/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - A 35-year-old man died in a shooting on W. Brookstown Drive Friday night.

Baton (More)

Yesterday

Overturned 18-wheeler on I-110 South near Memorial Stadium blocks traffic

Overturned 18-wheeler on I-110 South near Memorial Stadium blocks traffic

Posted 8:42 PM 10/15/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - An overturned 18-wheeler on I-110 Southbound is causing slight delays.

Around 8 p.m. Friday, police and firefighters responded to a semi, turned on its side in the southbound side of I-110 near North 22 Street.

Officials have confirmed everyone got out of the truck (More)

10/14/2021

Baton Rouge man under investigation for allegedly impersonating police officer

Posted 10:14 AM 10/15/2021 by Chris Nakamoto

BATON ROUGE - Detectives from the Baton Rouge Police intelligence division have launched an investigation to determine how a man with a history of theft on his record managed to get a hold of a Baton Rouge Police uniform.

This week, law enforcement assisted the East Baton Rouge Coroner's (More)

Yesterday

Friday marks final day Hurricane Ida survivors can apply for Blue Roof program

Friday marks final day Hurricane Ida survivors can apply for Blue Roof program

Posted 10:58 AM 10/15/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued a Friday morning reminder that October 15 is the last day Hurricane Ida survivors have to apply for Operation Blue Roof.

USACE aims to provide (More)

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