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  • Officer killed after hitting log in Houma early this morning

    September 16, 2021 2:59 PM

    A Houma Police officer was killed after running into a log on LA Hwy 648 (Percy Brown Road) in Terrebonne Parish. It happened Thursday morning, just before 6:00 a.m. The officer has been identified as 21-year-old Austin Bush of Houma. Troopers say the log was near the edge of... more »
  • One dead, one injured in crossfire between Lafayette police officer and possible crime suspects

    August 8, 2021 1:43 PM

    LAFAYETTE - One person was killed and another was injured in the crossfire between a Lafayette police officer and possible suspects in a different crime. The Lafayette Police Department responded to a shooting Sunday morning in the parking lot of The District at 4607 Johnston Street. Louisiana State... more »
  • 21-year-old dies in single vehicle crash in Gonzales

    July 25, 2021 10:45 AM

    GRAMERCY - A 21-year-old died Saturday night in a single vehicle crash on US Hwy 61 south of Interstate 10 in St. James Parish. Cassidy Boutte of Gonzales was traveling northbound on US Hwy 61 when she exited the roadway and struck a tree for reasons still unknown. ... more »
  • Father charged with DWI after crash that killed 10-year-old son

    July 17, 2021 10:12 PM

    WAGGAMAN - A man was arrested after the investigation of a crash that killed a 10-year-old boy. Louisiana State Police said Randolph Martin Jr., 32, was driving at an unsafe speed on River Road July 3 when he crashed his car. The vehicle crashed into a ditch and rolled... more »
  • 21-year-old pedestrian killed in crash Saturday morning

    July 17, 2021 12:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON- A 21-year-old pedestrian was killed after being struck by a car Saturday morning. State police say the crash involving Denham Springs native Allen Winfree took place at 3:30 a.m. on LA Hwy 1019 east of LA Hwy 447 in Livingston Parish. Winfree was walking in the westbound... more »
  • Woman died in head-on crash in Ascension Parish Friday afternoon

    July 10, 2021 12:34 PM

    ST. AMANT - State Police are investigating a deadly two-vehicle crash along LA 22. According to Louisiana State Police, the wreck happened on LA Hwy 22, east of LA Highway 936, around 3:30 p.m. Friday. Danielle Smith, 45, of Gonzales was killed in the collision. Investigators believe Smith... more »
  • Golf pro and two others fatally shot at Atlanta-area country club

    July 4, 2021 10:58 PM

    KENNESAW - A professional golfer and two other men were killed in a shooting at an Atlanta-area country club and the suspect is still at large, authorities said. Officers found an unresponsive man with an apparent gunshot wound to the head Saturday afternoon near the 10th hole of the... more »
  • After senseless triple murder, gunmen stole weapon from dead victim at College Dr. apartment Play Video

    May 31, 2021 9:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Shocking new details emerged Wednesday about a deadly shootout that killed a one-year-old and two others unrelated to the baby: A teenager and an adult. Watch and stream WBRZ newscasts here for the latest on this case Ja'tyri Brown, the young child, was killed while... more »
  • St. Francisville man killed in Sunday night wreck after running into pole, flipping car

    May 31, 2021 4:40 PM

    SULPHUR - A man was killed after crashing his car into a utility pole Sunday night. The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Swisco Road. According to reports, Dylan Alford, a 27-year-old St. Francisville resident, veered off the roadway, running into the pole and flipping his car multiple times.... more »
  • Intoxication suspected in fatal Saturday crash, police still investigating

    May 30, 2021 3:53 PM

    NATCHITOCHES PARISH - Police suspect intoxication in a fatal Saturday wreck. The incident occurred just after 10:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 71 north of Campti. Karmelita Higgins, a 41-year-old McKinney resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to reports, Higgins veered off the highway, hitting a tree.... more »
  • Police: DeSoto woman fatally injured in Friday car crash

    May 29, 2021 6:35 PM

    DESOTO PARISH - A Friday afternoon car crash fatally injured a 72-year-old woman. The accident occurred around 3 p.m. on LA Highway 175 around I-49. Willie Harper, a Frierson resident, was driving southbound while Tracy McGee, a 77-year-old Grand Cane resident, was traveling northbound. McGee tried to make... more »
  • 4 injured,1 body recovered from Lake Pontchartrain after fatal boating incident

    March 6, 2021 10:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard and other agencies recovered a body from Lake Pontchartrain Sunday morning after a boating incident injured four individuals Saturday night. Officials recovered the body of 33-year-old Rod Willhoft of Arabi near the Highway 11 drawbridge in Lake Pontchartrain. Watchstanders at Coast Guard... more »
  • 47-year-old Mississippi resident killed in fiery Scenic Highway crash

    March 5, 2021 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are responding to a deadly crash in east Baton Rouge Friday evening. The crash was reported around 5:30 p.m. on U.S. 61 near Old Scenic Highway and took the life of 47-year-old Calvin Johnson of Woodville, Mississippi, Louisiana State Police say. According to authorities,... more »
  • Denham Springs pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle on Lockhart Road

    February 21, 2021 4:07 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A Denham Springs man was fatally struck by a car when he was sitting in the roadway Saturday night. Louisiana State Police responded to Lockhart Road (LA Hwy 1026) located east of LA Hwy 16 in Livingston Parish around 7 p.m. in regards to a man... more »
  • Elderly victim from N. Foster shooting accidentally killed by teen playing with rifle

    October 10, 2020 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are responding to a fatal shooting that claimed the life of one person Saturday afternoon. The shooting happened on the 5200 block of Jackson Avenue off of North Foster Drive. Baton Rouge Police Detectives arrested Jacorie Jelks, 18, for accidentally shooting 71-year-old Sidney Smith... more »
  • Louisiana driver gets 40 years for killing a romantic rival

    September 5, 2020 10:19 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing a romantic rival. State District Judge John D. Mosely Jr. handed down the sentence to 22-year-old Shameka Ellis, of Shreveport, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter, a news outlet reported. Ellis had... more »
  • Police identify man killed in apartment shooting; woman jumped from 2nd floor to escape gunfire Play Video

    August 20, 2020 7:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An incident at an apartment complex off Florida Boulevard has left one man dead and a woman injured early Thursday morning. The shooting happened around 5 a.m. at Chateau De Ville Condominiums in the 680 block of Sharp Lane. UPDATE: Witness says she opened... more »
  • One killed, two kids among numerous others hurt in Old Hammond crash Saturday

    July 11, 2020 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A head-on collision killed one person and injured numerous others, including children who were not properly buckled, Baton Rouge Police said. Corey Sanderford, 25, died in the crash on Old Hammond Highway at the E. Carriage House Rd. intersection. The crash happened around 2:45 Saturday afternoon.... more »
  • St. Landry Parish crash results in woman's death

    July 7, 2020 9:13 AM

    ST. LANDRY PARISH - A Monday night crash took the life of a 34-year-old Eunice woman. Louisiana State Police say Jada Elizabeth Boulet was behind the wheel of a Toyota Camry headed east on US 190 in St. Landry Parish when her vehicle ran off the road for unknown... more »
  • Shooting near Highland Road claims life of 19-year-old male; two injured Play Video

    July 4, 2020 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday afternoon. Authorities responded to the 700 block of East Buchanan Street around 2 p.m. Antwan Miller, 19 and two male victims were shot on the front porch. Miller died at the scene. The other... more »
  • Man arrested in shooting on Gus Young Ave. that left 1 dead

    June 27, 2020 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police Detectives arrested 22-year-old Armon Wilson in connection to a shooting that left one dead. The shooting took place around 8 p.m. on the 4800 block of Gus Young Avenue near N. Foster Drive on Saturday, June 27. Police found Jerome Kinchen, 34, dead... more »
  • Fatal crash claims life of 19-year-old on Burbank Drive

    June 13, 2020 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fatal crash occurred early Saturday morning on Burbank Drive. Shortly after 1:00 am Saturday, a crash claimed the life of 19-year-old Brennan Butler of Baton Rouge. The initial investigation revealed Butler was traveling eastbound on LA Hwy 42 (Burbank Drive) in a Toyota RAV4.... more »
  • Fatal crash in Terrebonne Parish claims the life of a 62-year-old man

    June 6, 2020 11:44 PM

    GIBSON - Troopers responded to a fatal car crash Saturday afternoon. Around 4 p.m. the Louisiana State Police started an investigation on a single-vehicle crash on LA 182 just west of LA 20. The crash claimed the life of 62-year-old Arlington Porter. Officials discovered that when Porter... more »
  • 27-year-old Denham Springs woman killed in head-on collision

    May 9, 2020 9:23 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Troopers are investigating a fatal crash in Livingston Parish that happened Saturday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash claimed the life of 27-year-old Savannah Ringe of Denham Springs. Around 3 p.m. authorities initiated an investigation regarding a two vehicle crash on LA Hwy... more »
  • Crash on US 190 leaves one person dead

    April 9, 2020 11:29 AM

    COVINGTON - Troopers responded to a crash on US 90 that claimed the life of an Abita Springs man Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after 5:30 p.m. troopers arrived on scene to a crash involving a motorcycle and truck on US 190 at Harrison Ave. in St. Tammany Parish. The... more »
  • One person dead after car accident in Ascension Parish

    March 28, 2020 5:54 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies responded a fatal car accident that happened Saturday afternoon. Shortly after 3 p.m. the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office closed Muddy Creek Road off Highway 42 due to the fatal accident. According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, the accident claimed the life of 19-year-old Evan Fellows of... more »
  • One arrested after deadly crash on O'Neal Lane; deputies suspect driver was impaired Play Video

    March 6, 2020 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person is dead and another is in custody after a crash on O'Neal Lane Friday afternoon. Around 4:18 p.m. a fatal crash occurred on O'Neal Lane at the Jones Creek bridge. The vehicle reportedly went off-road and struck the side of the bridge. The... more »
  • Sheriff's deputy killed in DeSoto Parish crash

    February 12, 2020 3:31 PM

    DESOTO PARISH - A sheriff's deputy died in a two-vehicle car crash Wednesday morning. Around 8 a.m., Louisiana State Police responded to a fatal crash on Highway 84 west of Highway 3248. The crash took the life of 43-year-old DeSoto Parish Deputy Donna Richardson-Below. Investigators say Richard Wimer,... more »
  • One dead after 'tragic accident' aboard party bus, second victim remains critical

    February 8, 2020 11:01 AM

    SORRENTO – One of two people who leapt from a party bus on Airline Highway over the weekend has died in the hospital. The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating. The two males, who are brothers, jumped off the back of the bus on Airline Highway south of... more »
  • Dallas police seek motive in slaying of Guyger trial witness

    October 6, 2019 12:29 PM

    DALLAS (AP) - Police in Texas are seeking a motive in the slaying of a witness who testified in the murder trial of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor. An attorney for 28-year-old Joshua Brown says he was shot to death Friday night.... more »
  • Man streams chase before Minnesota police fatally shoot him

    September 8, 2019 12:34 PM

    RICHFIELD, Minn. (AP) - Police near Minneapolis shot and killed a driver following a chase after he apparently emerged from his car holding a knife and refused their commands to drop it. The chase started late Saturday night in Edina and ended in Richfield with officers shooting the... more »
  • Impaired driver arrested following fatal Ascension Parish crash

    September 1, 2019 10:54 AM

    GONZALES - State troopers have a woman in custody for her involvement in a fatal crash that occured on LA Highway 44 in Gonzales, early Saturday morning. According to the investigation, the crash took the life of 32-year old Darryl Dean. State police learned 37-year-old Ferika Tureaud was traveling... more »
  • Police arrest driver who killed woman, toddler in crash along I-49

    August 25, 2019 12:00 PM

    ST. LANDRY - State police have arrested a man responsible for a crash that killed a woman and small child earlier this year. The crash happened before sunrise Aug. 25 on the I-49 south service road at Zick Miller Road. Lacy Leger, 35, was killed, along with her 2-year-old... more »
  • State police arrest drunk driver after fatal head on crash

    August 10, 2019 11:31 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - State police arrested a man after his involvement in fatal two vehicle crash in Iberville Parish, Saturday night. The crash took the life of 39-year-old Julia Patterson. According to the investigation, 41-year-old Roger Brigalia and his passenger were traveling eastbound on LA Highway 77 in a 2002... more »
  • Officials investigating fatal shooting on Susan Avenue

    June 16, 2019 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead on Susan Avenue. Police found 28-year old Roderick Daniels in the front yard of 11162 Susan Avenue yesterday afternoon around 5. According to authorities, he suffered from apparent gunshot wounds. Daniels was transported... more »
  • Sorrento man killed in St. James Parish crash

    June 16, 2019 11:37 AM

    CONVENT - Authorities are investigating a fatal two vehicle crash on LA Hwy 44 south of LA Hwy 70 in St. James Parish. The crash took the life of 41-year old Victor Ingraham of Sorrento. According to investigators, Ingraham was traveling southbound LA Hwy 44 in a 2007 Honda... more »
  • Castor woman killed in two-vehicle crash

    April 20, 2019 4:03 PM

    BIENVILLE PARISH - State police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that took a woman's life. Authorities got reports of the wreck just after 9:30 p.m. Friday night, on LA 4 at Watson Road. Investigators say 23-year-old Dillion Floyd Bazar was driving a 2014 Ford pick-up truck eastbound on... more »
  • Seeking lower bond, Wayde Sims' accused killer sends handwritten letter to judge

    March 4, 2019 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The man accused of murdering LSU Basketball star Wayde Sims during a post-concert brawl near Southern University last year is seeking sympathy from the judge overseeing his case. A handwritten note signed by Dyteon Simpson and addressed to Judge Don Johnson seeks a lower bond for... more »
  • Officer killed in crash Friday survived shooting one year ago Play Video

    February 1, 2019 7:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Nearly a year after Shane Totty survived a barrage of bullets while on duty, the officer was killed in a crash while escorting a funeral procession. Totty lost his life Friday after his motorcycle was struck while escorting a funeral service on Jones Creek Road. Officials said... more »
  • Police identify man in fatal crash on Hwy 10 in Clinton

    December 30, 2018 7:00 PM

    CLINTON- One man is dead following a single car wreck on Hwy 10 near Folly Brown Road. Louisiana State Police identified the deceased to be 37-year-old Melvin J. Bates II. Bates was driving a 2012 Honda Accord eastbound on LA Hwy 10 around 3 p.m. Sunday. Police say... more »
  • Nebraska center monitors person for possible Ebola exposure

    December 29, 2018 9:57 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An American who was providing medical assistance in Congo may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus and is being monitored at a Nebraska medical center. The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha confirmed Saturday that it was housing the person in a secure... more »
  • Two people killed in school bus fire identified

    December 12, 2017 9:00 PM

    OAKLAND, Iowa - Family and friends are remembering the 16-year-old girl and 74-year-old school bus driver who died in a fire in western Iowa. Eighteen-year-old Bailey Rose told the Omaha World-Herald she took a weightlifting class with Megan Klindt last year and remembers her caring and energetic nature.... more »
  • Clinton man killed in four vehicle crash

    September 23, 2017 9:05 PM

    CLINTON - Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal four vehicle crash that occurred Saturday around noon on LA Highway 10. That crash claimed the life of 66-year-old James Felker. Authorities say the driver of a tractor-trailer, 41-year-old Daniel Jonson, was traveling westbound on LA 10 and veered into... more »
  • Police: 5-year-old struck, killed while crossing street Wednesday

    September 21, 2017 12:08 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police say a young child was fatally struck by a vehicle while crossing the street Wednesday. According to the Denham Springs Police Department, 5-year-old Malachai Rushing had just gotten food from an ice cream truck when he tried to cross Maryland Street. Police say Rushing stepped... more »
  • Victim's family speaks out in wake of murder suspect's arrest Play Video

    September 19, 2017 8:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The arrest of suspected murderer Kenneth Gleason came as good news to the victims' families, but questions still remain. Since the morning the family found out their loved one, 49-year-old Donald Smart was shot multiple times on Alaska Street last Thursday, the family said it’s been... more »

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