A former Parkview Baptist student pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge of a juvenile in a December 2015 incident in which he had sex with a 16-year-old girl in a New Orleans hotel, according to a press release from the Orleans Parish District Attorn…
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
A house fire on East Parkland Drive left four people displaced Tuesday night, said Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman Curt Monte.
Tuesday, November 21, 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.
Monday, November 20, 2017
The father of Jonathan Scott, the 23-year-old struck and killed in September by a Baton Rouge man fleeing law enforcement officers, said he fears for public safety after the man accused in his son's death was again recently arrested on allegations…
State District Judge Trudy White likened the actions of a 46-year-old Baton Rouge man convicted of human trafficking to those that participated in the African slave trade before sentencing him Monday to 40 years in prison.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Authorities arrested at least eight 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, November 18, 2017
A vacant home on Georgia Street was damaged in a fire on Friday night, according to a Baton Rouge Fire Department news release.
A Baton Rouge man accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint in May of $1,700 in cash that she won after hitting the jackpot at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino was arrested on Saturday, police said.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Community advocates in Together Baton Rouge want city leaders to take a deep look at the contract between Baton Rouge and the police union, saying a particular focus should be how police officer misconduct investigations are conducted and investigated.
A 35-year-old man was arrested for allegedly threatening someone with a gun and placing them in handcuffs for threatening to steal from his store in Baton Rouge, WBRZ reported.
A 55-year-old man unrestrained in his car died while driving down U.S. 61 after another car hit his off the roadway into an embankment, state police say.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Authorities arrested at least nine 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 committee tasked with whittling down the pool of candidates for Baton Rouge police chief may have hit a snag Thursday when they interviewed the first four of eight candidates and asked each of them the same questions.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Baton Rouge police officer Donald Steele Jr. was suspended for three days in September after allegations that he made a racially charged comment, and on Thursday the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board rejected his appeal, upholding the …
Thursday, November 16, 2017
A former Baker police officer will not face criminal charges after he was arrested in April and accused of failing to properly investigate a report of shots fired.
The Metro Council may ask Baton Rouge voters to pass a new tax to give city police officers pay raises — as much as 24 percent for new recruits — saying it’s needed to keep salaries competitive with other law enforcement agencies and to get vacanc…
A Louisiana State Police officer being investigated for possibly lying on his timesheets may also have falsified traffic tickets as part of the scheme, according to a WVUE report.
Baton Rouge police on Wednesday arrested the alleged shooter in the slaying exactly three years ago of a West St. John High School football coach who had been a standout player at his college and later was a semipro indoor football quarterback.
DENHAM SPRINGS — A fire in a manufactured home killed a grandfather and his 6-year-old granddaughter, while injuring two other residents Wednesday night, authorities said.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
A New Orleans man who robbed banks in Baton Rouge and the Crescent City and tried to rob a casino in Kinder has been sentenced to 15½ years in federal prison, acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson said Wednesday.
Four of the eight remaining candidates for Baton Rouge police chief answered a pre-approved set of 15 questions from members of Mayor President Sharon Weston Broome’s 14-person search committee Thursday evening.
Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison on Wednesday, booking records show.
A Greenwell Springs woman was killed Wednesday morning after a tractor-trailer rear-ended a pick-up truck the woman was riding in on Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish, according to Louisiana State Police.
Wilbert Jones walked through the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison gate around noon Wednesday and into the arms of his brother, sister-in-law and niece — free for the first time in almost 46 years after his 1974 rape conviction was overturned.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Authorities arrested at least two 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 child abuse investigation linked to Calvin Toney led authorities to his home Monday night, setting the scene for what law enforcement officials described as an intense struggle that ended when a Baton Rouge Police officer fatally shot the 24-yea…
The Transportation Security Administration is tightening security at Louisiana airports ahead of the holiday travel season, and agents are trying to get the word out to the public about what to expect.
A man shot dead by a Baton Rouge police officer during a struggle at an apartment complex has been identified as 24-year-old Calvin Toney, Louisiana State Police Master Trooper Bryan Lee said on Tuesday morning.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Clinton — Suspected serial killer Ryan Sharpe — who is accused of a string of four shootings in two parishes — was indicted Monday in three of the attacks by an East Feliciana Parish grand jury.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
The Baton Rouge fire department responded to the Raising Cane's River Center around 8:15 p.m. Sunday for a fire inside an elevator shaft, said fire department spokesman Curt Monte.
Authorities arrested at least eight people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between noon Friday and noon Sunday, booking records show.
VACHERIE — A Vacherie man died when the farm tractor he was driving was hit by a train on La. 3213 rail crossing about 10 a.m. Sunday, according to Louisiana State Police.
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.
David Walker was shot and killed Sept. 9 — and four days later, someone set his house on fire. The arsonist remains at large, officials said this week.
An argument between two men Sunday morning ended with the shooting death of Randy Favron Jr., 39, remembered by family for his big heart and bottomless capacity for helping other people.
A Baton Rouge resident was among two people killed in a crash Saturday evening near the St. Helena Parish town of Pine Grove, State Police said.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
A Baton Rouge man arrested in September after police say he struck and killed a man while fleeing officers was arrested again early Saturday and booked on driving while intoxicated and drug counts, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison o…
Authorities arrested at least four 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 teenage boy was hospitalized with minor injuries after he was shot in the 200 block of McCastle Avenue on Saturday afternoon, according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks.
A Baton Rouge woman was fatally shot early Saturday near the intersection of Plank Road and Washington Avenue and police were seeking an ex-boyfriend as a suspect in her killing, Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely Jr. said.
After abandoning a red car they allegedly stole in Gonzales, two men accused of an armed carjacking were arrested in New Orleans Saturday, WWL-TV reported.
Friday, November 10, 2017
A man and a woman were arrested after they were accused of robbing three Hispanic men at gunpoint over a three-day period this week, according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrest reports.
Authorities arrested at least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison on Friday, booking records show.
One person was taken to the hospital as a precaution after a carbon dioxide leak on the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel Friday afternoon, according to Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman Curt Monte.
A longtime youth sports coach who was arrested this summer on allegations that he supplied alcohol to minors during a party at his Metairie home now stands accused of indecent behavior after "spooning" with three intoxicated boys in his bed.