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  • Amid surge in juvenile violence, WBRZ to air 30 minute special on the issue Play Video

    September 24, 2021 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Serious violent crime involving juveniles is increasing not just in the Baton Rouge area, but nationwide. In a quest to find out what's causing the spike and how to fix it, the WBRZ Investigative Unit will devote 30 minutes on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. focusing... more »
  • Days after deadly shooting, district attorney moves to revoke West Baton Rouge bar's liquor license Play Video

    September 23, 2021 11:15 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Standing before West Baton Rouge Parish council members Thursday, Tony Clayton might as well have been standing before a jury in a courtroom, as he made his case for the parish to hold a hearing on suspending or revoking the liquor license for Raxx Bar & Grill,... more »
  • Two injured in overnight shooting on West McKinley Street

    September 21, 2021 6:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Capital area authorities say an overnight shooting in Old South Baton Rouge left two people injured Tuesday. According to Baton Rouge Police, officers were called to the 650 block of West McKinley shortly after midnight. Authorities say a woman suffering from life-threatening injuries was... more »
  • Campus shooting leaves at least eight dead in Russia

    September 20, 2021 6:15 AM

    PERM, Russia- Russian Police say a gunman killed multiple people after opening fire on a university campus in the eastern-Russia city of Perm, Monday. According to ABC News , the shooting occurred at Perm State University and left at least eight people dead in addition to injuring several others.... more »
  • Suspect arrested in triple shooting that left 2 dead at family gathering in New Roads Play Video

    September 18, 2021 6:55 PM

    NEW ROADS - Two people are dead and another was wounded after a triple shooting Friday night. Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office said Friday around 9:30 p.m. Morris Hollins, 23, shot three of his family members during a family gathering on Delta Place Road in New Roads. "To... more »
  • Search for Gabby Petito's boyfriend continues after body found

    September 18, 2021 12:22 PM

    MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities said a body discovered in northern Wyoming was believed to be that of a 22-year-old woman who disappeared while on a cross-country trek with a boyfriend now the subject of an intense search in a Florida nature preserve. The FBI said the body of... more »
  • Authorities nab man accused of attempted credit card fraud in Sorrento

    September 16, 2021 9:45 AM

    ASCENSION PARISH - A man who used a stolen credit card to attempt the purchase of $5,000 worth of building materials from an Ascension Parish store is behind bars, authorities say. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, a 65-year-old Slidell man named Willie L. Austin has been identified... more »
  • Authorities capture man tied to murder of Hurricane Ida evacuee

    September 10, 2021 4:14 AM

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Police have apprehended a man wanted for homicides in two North Carolina cities over three days , according to a news release Thursday. The Greensboro Police Department said Malek Anthony Moore, 29, was arrested on a local street without incident after receiving a phone call... more »
  • Arrest made in sex trafficking ring operating from four separate massage parlors

    September 9, 2021 11:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Narcotics agents with the Sheriff's Office pulled off four simultaneous searches, arrests, and seizures at massage parlors discovered to be part of a prostitution ring. Police identified and arrested 59-year-old Jing Jing as the leader of the facilities. Jing has been charged with money laundering, promoting... more »
  • Police: Car sale in LSU parking lot led to gunfire, 4 arrested

    September 2, 2021 9:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four people have been arrested in an attack that occurred on LSU's campus after the first week of the fall semester. LSU released details about an armed trio who were apprehended for what the university said was an "attempted first degree murder" in the parking lot... more »
  • One killed in Jefferson Parish shooting Saturday evening

    August 21, 2021 9:34 PM

    JEFFERSON PARISH — A man was killed during a Saturday evening shooting in Harvey, authorities say. According to WWL-TV , deputies with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the deadly incident shortly after 4:15 p.m., Saturday. The shooting occurred at the intersection of 1st Street and Maplewood... more »
  • One person killed in Wednesday night shooting off Scenic Highway

    August 19, 2021 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was killed in a shooting that occurred in a residential area off Scenic Highway Wednesday night. According to Baton Rouge Police, 29-year-old Tredonovan Paynes was shot multiple times and killed around 10:54 p.m. Wednesday. The shots were fired in the 1800 block of... more »
  • One injured in shooting at Plank Road gas station

    August 15, 2021 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least one person was injured in a shooting at a gas station Sunday afternoon. Authorities said one person was taken to a hospital after a shooting at a Shell station on Plank Road around 5:10 p.m. Details are limited. Check back later for more... more »
  • Two arrests made in shooting at Hubbens Supermarket in Port Allen

    August 15, 2021 6:20 PM

    PORT ALLEN - An argument inside of Hubbens Supermarket led to two people being shot outside of the store Sunday. Port Allen Police Department said around 4:30 p.m. three women, two victims and a suspect, got into an argument inside the grocery store. Police said the confrontation moved... more »
  • Investigators searching for arsonist responsible for Saturday night house fire

    August 15, 2021 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A vacant house was intentionally set on fire Saturday night on N. 29th street, investigators say. According to Baton Rouge Fire Department investigators, firefighters were called to the house within the 1100 block of N. 29th street at 11:54 p.m. A rear storage area was engulfed... more »
  • Missing teen found safe

    August 13, 2021 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jaylynn Shampine, 15, has been found safe and returned to her legal guardians. Baton Rouge Police recently asked for the public's help in locating the teen after she was believed to be a victim of Human Trafficking. Shampine went missing on August 11 when she... more »
  • Police investigate gunfire at busy Mid City Baton Rouge intersection Friday

    August 13, 2021 2:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police activity has been seen at the corner of Government Street and South Foster where eyewitnesses reported gunfire and saw people run from parking lots in the area. Eyewitnesses said around 1 p.m. people were seen running from gunfire. Sources said police and other emergency... more »
  • One person found injured on Lorraine Street following reported shooting Play Video

    August 11, 2021 9:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Capital area police were called to a north Baton Rouge residence in regards to a reported shooting that left one person injured Wednesday morning. A representative with the Baton Rouge Police Department said officers were dispatched to the 4700 block of Lorraine Street where a person... more »
  • Two people shot while driving near a hospital in Lafayette

    August 8, 2021 5:02 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A man and a woman were driving near a hospital when they were victims of a drive-by shooting. KLFY reported Lafayette Police Department said around 4 a.m. Sunday, a man opened fire on the couple's vehicle near the corner of S College Road and Pinhook Road. ... more »
  • Two Gonzales men arrested in shooting incident on Norwood Road

    August 6, 2021 7:42 AM

    GONZALES - Two men are behind bars for a shooting incident in Ascension Parish that occurred Tuesday, officials say. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, 30-year-old Kody Hughes and 30-year-old Humberto Gonzalez were arrested this week. Their arrests are the result of what deputies say unfolded around... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police ask public to complete brief online survey

    August 5, 2021 1:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in Louisiana's capital region are using a variety of resources to reduce crime in Baton Rouge. One essential tool that continues to be of vital importance is data. This is why the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) is asking the public to provide officials... more »
  • 4-year-old dead, sibling arrested in deadly accidental shooting Play Video

    August 2, 2021 9:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 4-year-old died in an accidental shooting, the sheriff's office said Tuesday. The shooting happened Monday night. The shooting happened around 8:15 p.m. on Glenetta Court. Officials say the child was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died.... more »
  • Prairieville man wanted for multiple felonies left scene of deadly crash Monday morning

    August 2, 2021 5:44 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State troopers are asking for the public's help in finding a fugitive who is wanted for multiple felonies. Louisiana State Police said they are searching for 26-year-old Levi Mitchell from Prairieville. Deputies say August 2 around 11:30 a.m. Mitchell fled the scene of a deadly crash... more »
  • Deputies: Recently married groom, still in wedding day tuxedo, shoots two on Bonnet Carre Spillway

    August 2, 2021 7:05 AM

    ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - Authorities say two people were hit by gunfire on the Bonnet Carré Spillway late Saturday night when a groom, still dressed in his wedding-day tuxedo but armed with a gun, got out of a vehicle and opened fire. According to WWL-TV, St. John... more »
  • Arrest made in deadly drive-by shooting on N. 13th Street

    July 28, 2021 7:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man from Texas has been arrested in connection with a deadly drive-by shooting in North Baton Rouge that occurred in late July. On Thursday (September 9), Baton Rouge Police arrested 44-year-old Christopher Bacon, a resident of Houston, in connection with the death of Larry Winfrey.... more »
  • Police respond to Pocahontas Street stabbing Thursday morning

    July 22, 2021 8:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was injured Thursday morning when an incident involving two people ended with a stabbing, according to Baton Rouge authorities. A representative with the Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed that a man was stabbed in his midsection during an early morning incident in the 2200... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police respond to overnight shooting off Michelli Drive

    July 20, 2021 4:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An overnight shooting occurred in north Baton Rouge, according to capital area authorities. Baton Rouge Police reported Tuesday that the incident took place in the 2800 block of Elgin Street, which is just south of Winbourne Avenue and off Michelli Drive. Authorities described the... more »
  • Four arrested in shooting at Zachary hair salon Play Video

    July 13, 2021 5:32 PM

    ZACHARY - Four people were arrested on charges related to a shooting at a hair salon last Tuesday. Zachary Police said a person drove to The Beauty Parlor on July 13 around 4 p.m., opened the door, shot one patron and drove off in their car. Joshua McKee,... more »
  • BRPD asking for help solving deadly February shooting

    July 12, 2021 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for leads in a deadly shooting that happened months ago. Baton Rouge Police Department said Joshua Mason was shot and killed Feb. 20 in the parking lot of his apartment complex on Denham Street. Police are asking for help in solving Mason's... more »
  • Man arrested after deadly shooting in Plaquemine Sunday

    July 11, 2021 9:50 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A man allegedly killed someone after an ongoing dispute escalated to gunfire Sunday night. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened just before 8 p.m. near the corner of Barrow Street and Hebert Street. Authorities found Telly Jackson Jr. dead from a gunshot wound. ... more »
  • Second vacant house fire in 24 hours ruled an arson

    July 11, 2021 7:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A vacant house on Missouri Street was intentionally set on fire Sunday afternoon, according to fire officials. Seven fire trucks went to 1835 Missouri Street around 4 p.m. to extinguish the blaze. According to reports, it took firefighters only 13 minutes to put out the flames.... more »
  • Former prosecutor among handful indicted in money laundering scheme Play Video

    July 9, 2021 5:39 PM

    PORT ALLEN – A former military judicial officer and state fraud prosecutor was among a handful of people indicted in a corruption investigation Friday. A West Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted a group of people on charges related to allegations they funneled more than $800,000 in government money... more »
  • Two dead, one injured in tragic Houston restaurant shooting

    July 9, 2021 8:07 AM

    Police were called to the scene of a tragic shooting that left two men dead and a woman injured in downtown Houston on Thursday night, CNN reports. According to the news outlet, a man and woman were finishing up their dinner at a restaurant in Houston's Downtown Aquarium when... more »
  • Top law enforcement officials beg legislators not to override concealed carry veto

    July 8, 2021 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crowded room of local law enforcement leaders pleaded for lawmakers not to challenge Governor John Bel Edwards' veto of a bill that would allow Louisiana residents to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. Among those in attendance were East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux,... more »
  • Sheriff: Body found along I-55 Tuesday had likely been there for a month

    July 6, 2021 1:33 PM

    HAMMOND - A body found in a grassy area along I-55 in Tangipahoa Parish likely went unnoticed for weeks, officials said. The Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office reported the body was found in the median by a crew cutting grass near the S Morrison Boulevard exit. The sheriff's office said in... more »
  • Shots fired at vehicle containing juveniles in July 4 incident; girl injured

    July 6, 2021 9:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to The Advocate , police are investigating an incident of gun violence that left a juvenile injured Sunday night. Police say it was around 11:45 p.m. when a vehicle containing several juveniles was struck by gunfire while it was in the 5000 block of Dutton... more »
  • Over 400 shootings occurred across US over holiday weekend

    July 6, 2021 8:45 AM

    Authorities across the US report rising numbers of violent crimes and this past holiday weekend the disturbing trend did not let up. According to CNN , at least 150 people were killed by gun violence in more than 400 shootings across the country during the Fourth of July weekend.... more »
  • Eight people wounded in shooting near Fort Worth car wash

    July 4, 2021 5:06 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Eight people were wounded early Sunday when a person began shooting toward groups of people near a Fort Worth car wash and multiple people returned fire, police said. Police said in a statement that the eight gunshot victims were taken to hospitals and were... more »
  • 'I felt like it was time to take a stand,' Baton Rouge man takes matters into his own hands after he wakes up to stolen car Play Video

    July 2, 2021 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When Lionel Rainey III woke up June 23 to several text messages from neighbors, he knew something was up. It wasn't until he called one of them that he knew his home had been the target of overnight assailants. "He said, 'hey man, I have your... more »
  • Not guilty plea in death of officer outside basketball game

    June 30, 2021 6:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans man accused of killing a university police officer outside a high school basketball game has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder. A New Orleans judge is considering whether to reduce the $100,000 bond set for John Shallerhorn, 35, who... more »
  • One hurt in Tuesday morning shooting on North 15th Street

    June 29, 2021 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - First responders were dispatched to a reported shooting in north Baton Rouge Tuesday morning. Baton Rouge Police say it was around 9:30 a.m. when officers responded to the 2000 block of N.15th Street in regards to the shooting. Upon arrival, police say they discovered a... more »
  • 19-year-old killed during shooting at Houma splash party

    June 29, 2021 7:45 AM

    HOUMA — A Saturday evening splash party in Houma became the scene of a disturbing crime when someone opened fire and shot a 19-year-old to death, WWL-TV reports. The Houma Police Department says several guests were attending the pool party in the 2600 block of Issac Street and, around... more »
  • Covington man accused of theft must repay school board $212K

    June 28, 2021 7:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man has been sentenced to eight months of home confinement and ordered to repay more than $212,000 to a school board which hired him for asbestos inspections. U.S. District Judge Lance Africk also ordered Marc Victoriano, 46, of Covington, to spend five years... more »
  • Thieves stealing catalytic converters from parked cars in Baton Rouge Play Video

    June 26, 2021 10:10 PM

    WALKER - The Walker Muffler and Brake shop has been seeing a lot of new business these days, replacing catalytic converter stolen off cars. "These converters are worth up to a $1,000...$1,500 apiece through a core buyer," Mark McCann said. McCann is the owner of Walker Muffler. He... more »
  • Man arrested in connection with deadly shooting off Greenwell Springs Road

    June 26, 2021 9:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have arrested a suspect in connection to the shooting death of 33-year old Candis Burton. Carlton Williams, 37, was taken into custody. Investigators believe Williams shot Burton as she was involved in a verbal altercation. The incident happened Saturday around 2 p.m. in... more »

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