One person was injured in a shooting in the 400 block of Elmer Avenue just after 5 p.m. Thursday, said Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Update, 8:50 p.m.: Police have determined the body is that of a 60-year-old man who died of natural causes, said Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola.
Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between noon Wednesday and noon Thursday, booking records show.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
A deputy says he had to drive 106 mph to catch a Prairieville man who was drag racing with a blood-alcohol content of more than double the legal limit to drive, according to an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office report.
A Baton Rouge man was arrested Thursday and is accused of being one of two gunmen in a March shooting that left three people wounded, one with life-threatening injuries, according to a Baton Rouge Police Department report.
Baton Rouge's extreme skate park on Perkins Road was closed Thursday after vandals sprayed painted graffiti across the park's surfaces, an act that one employee said was the most extensive vandalism of the park that he had seen.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
A former Ascension Parish man once on the run from Gonzales police over an August shooting but jailed in Colorado since November over a slaying in Denver faces a second murder accusation in that state, Colorado law enforcement authorities said.
Prosecutors are preparing to bring murder charges against a prisoner accused of beating his cellmate to death at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, one of a string of inmate-on-inmate attacks at the lockup in recent months, at least two of wh…
A Livingston Parish man was arrested Wednesday after he admitted to investigators that he downloaded and stored child pornography at a residence in Maurepas, according to a State Police report.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
A Lafourche Parish man accused of assaulting an ex-girlfriend after secretly living in her home's attic has been arrested in Baton Rouge, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office said.
Authorities arrested at least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between noon Tuesday and noon Wednesday, booking records show.
An ambassador program to connect Baton Rouge police officers with the community, a citizen review panel to mediate complaints, and better training for responding to residents who have mental health issues were among recommendations for police refo…
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
A Baton Rouge man was arrested Tuesday after police say he assessed a home for flood repairs, took more than $70,000 in payments to do the job, but never completed any of the work, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.
A Greensburg man was arrested Tuesday after driving his car into East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies while trying to flee from them, according to booking documents.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
JACKSON — Emilie Whelan asked for a show of hands: How many of the Dixon Correctional Institute prisoners had ever heard of William Shakespeare?
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
A 54-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested Tuesday in a 2016 fatal crash in the 3400 block of North Boulevard, said BRPD spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola.
An 8-month-old baby died from blunt force trauma to her abdomen, said East Baton Rouge coroner Beau Clark on Tuesday, however what caused that force has not been determined.
Two residents escaped as flames engulfed their home at 3201 Woodglynn Drive Tuesday morning after unattended cooking on the stove started the fire, according to Baton Rouge Fire Department.
A well-known Baton Rouge teen rapper was released from Parish Prison pending sentencing Monday after he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a firearm after he was connected to a high-profile November drive-by shooting on Kentucky Street.
NAPOLEONVILLE - A former Assumption Parish deputy arrested after threatening five people with a gun at a Napoleonville school campus Friday night had resigned from the Sheriff's Office three months earlier, following improper use of social media, …
LABADIEVILLE - A Labadieville man was arrested Sunday evening, accused of injuring an elderly woman at her home, Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon said.
A Greenwell Springs teen was arrested after authorities say he caused about $3,000 in damage to a Central High School concession stand, then confessed to several area car burglaries, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.
LSU running back Lanard Fournette was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after the 20-year-old was allegedly caught gambling with a false ID at the L'Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge, according to state police.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Authorities arrested at least four people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between noon Sunday and noon Tuesday, booking records show.
A Baton Rouge police officer has been suspended amid allegations he sent a racially charged image to a group of colleagues who had been exchanging text messages about a recent protest following the decision by the U.S. Justice Department not to pu…
Sunday, May 21, 2017
One person was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries Sunday afternoon after a shooting on Topeka Street, Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola said.
Authorities arrested at least four people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between noon Saturday and noon Sunday, booking records show.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Authorities arrested at least seven people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between noon Friday and noon Saturday, booking records show.
A Baton Rouge man was arrested Friday on counts related to an altercation with his ex-girlfriend in April that ended when he was shot by her new boyfriend, according to a Baton Rouge Police report.
A 71-year-old man was forced to sell his Baton Rouge home and move after he ran out of money because a contractor took nearly $70,000 from him and then abandoned work on his flooded home, according to a Baton Rouge Police report.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Police say a Baton Rouge man planned an armed robbery of a Dollar General store with help from the shop's manager on Wednesday, but the plan failed and both were quickly arrested.
Authorities arrested at least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between noon Thursday and noon Friday, booking records show.
A Golden Meadow man was arrested Friday after what the Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi called "the most brutal attack" he has seen where the victim survived.
A Pride man was arrested Thursday after a woman accused him of taking her back to his house from a cookout and raping her in April, an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office report says.
An 18 year old from Baton Rouge was arrested Tuesday after he was wanted for eight months in the shooting of his sister's boyfriend, according to a Baton Rouge Police report.
A Livingston man accepted more than $15,000 to complete work on a flooded Baton Rouge home, but stopped working after three weeks of repairs, some of which he did incorrectly, according to a Baton Rouge police report.
A 20-year-old Baton Rouge man said he didn't know his dog had died after officers found the dead dog, still tethered, along with two emaciated dogs at his home Tuesday, according to a Baton Rouge police report.
A man was arrested on child desertion, theft and other counts after he left his young granddaughter in a car while he stole $50 in tools from a Plank Road Autozone and then ran away from police on Tuesday, according to a Baton Rouge Police report.
Three childhood friends killed in a fatal Sorrento crash early Thursday were headed home after a night out in New Orleans, celebrating the end of 30-day work shifts for two of them, both tugboat workers.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
As the sun was setting Thursday evening, Lt. J.B. Slaton read the names of the 29 Louisiana State Police troopers killed in the line of duty since the inception of the police agency in 1922.
Authorities arrested at least five people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between noon Wednesday and noon Thursday, booking records show.
A body found Sunday in a shallow grave in St. Helena Parish has been identified as that of a woman reported missing last week, the Sheriff's Office said.
A Baton Rouge woman was arrested Wednesday after police said she beat her 9-year-old, knocking the child unconscious and leaving numerous injuries, according to Baton Rouge police.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
A single-vehicle accident in Livingston Parish Wednesday resulted in the death of a 67-year-old Tickfaw woman, Louisiana State Police reported.
A Breaux Bridge man was arrested Tuesday night on third-degree rape after a warrant was issued for his arrest a week ago, just days before he graduated from Southern University.
One of the most attractive elements associated with a sweeping prison reform package making its way through the Louisiana Legislature is the promise of hundreds of millions of dollars in savings to the state over the next decade.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
An electric short started a bathroom fire Tuesday evening in an apartment on North Harrell's Ferry Road, leaving 12 people displaced while their electricity was shut off as a precaution, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department.