A gunshot victim was found dead on a patch of grass off West Brookstown Drive late Friday, Baton Rouge police say.
A dump truck careened off the road while traveling southbound on U.S. 190 Friday, smashing into a pair of electrical transformers and sparking a fire that spread to a nearby warehouse and caused $1 million in damage.
An Independence man was arrested Thursday evening on rape counts in Livingston Parish — his second recent arrest stemming from a multi-parish child sex investigation.
Five teenagers escaped from Baton Rouge’s antiquated Juvenile Detention Center after attacking three guards with a shank, prompting renewed calls for an improved facility to hold youths awaiting hearings or trials in the criminal justice system.
Five juvenile inmates escaped from the Baton Rouge Juvenile Detention Center Thursday night, Baton Rouge Police said.
A Livingston Parish man has been convicted of second degree murder in the killing of his ex-girlfriend, who ran a daycare.
A young man and a teenager were indicted Thursday in the Memorial Day slaying of a toddler, a teen and another young man at a Baton Rouge apartment pool.
In response to "numerous complaints" of fraud across Hurricane Ida relief programs, two of Louisiana's top and federal and state prosecutors want people who suspect they've been victimized by scammers to report those problems to the feds.
East Baton Rouge Parish homicides tied the record high set last year when a man was shot to death at his home on Hyacinth Avenue early Thursday, the latest life lost during an unprecedented streak of violence.
School counseling and job training are front and center in the latest violence-prevention initiative unveiled in East Baton Rouge.
A Louisiana State Police trooper was arrested Wednesday for his involvement in a fatal drunk-driving crash in Texas that took the life of a pedestrian, officials say.
Matthew Mire faces additional criminal charges in East Baton Rouge Parish after detectives filed a new arrest warrant Wednesday detailing more evidence about how he repeatedly opened fire on law enforcement officers during a daylong manhunt for th…
A two-year-old girl was shot in the face in Baton Rouge on Tuesday night, BPRD said, but her wounds are not life-threatening.
A state prosecutor says the death of a $13,900 Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office service dog occurred because of "ordinary negligence" that can happen to anyone and not because of criminal negligence that would have led to charges against his han…
When he left his home to visit his son in the hospital Sunday morning, Kevin Schexnayder walked past two smiling jack-o-lanterns. His son, 42-year-old Joseph Schexnayder, carved one, and his son’s partner, 37-year-old Pamela Adair, carved the other.
A Baton Rouge judge declined Tuesday to set a bond for a Livingston man accused of killing two people, including a state trooper, and wounding three others before leading police on a daylong, multi-parish manhunt Saturday.
Matthew Reese Mire is due in multiple courtrooms Tuesday to hear accusations filed against him after a series of weekend shootings that left a Louisiana state trooper and a Prairieville woman dead.
A man was fatally shot during a domestic dispute late Monday in a residential neighborhood just north of U.S. 90 and east of La. 61, Baton rouge police say.
The body of a shooting victim was left in an open field a couple blocks south of the Greyhound Bus Station on Florida Avenue, Baton Rouge police said.
Services for Master Trooper Adam Gaubert, who was killed in his patrol car on Saturday, will take place over the weekend, Louisana State Police said.
The suspect accused of shooting multiple people and leading police on a day-long manhunt has been released from the hospital — and State Police took him to jail in the handcuffs of the state trooper he's accused of killing, the agency said on Facebook.
A 6-year-old boy died in a fire Sunday in Geismar, at a utility trailer where he and two other children were playing before it caught fire, the Geismar Volunteer Fire Department said.
A Louisiana state trooper was shot to death while typing reports inside his patrol car early Saturday morning in Prairieville, but another 15 hours would pass before another officer found him unresponsive — a delay that agency leaders called "abso…
About 100 guests at a Siegen hotel were evacuated from their rooms early Monday morning after a fire broke out in the building.
The man accused of killing two people, including a Louisiana State Police trooper, is in the hospital with a bite from a police dog and a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg, LSP said in news release Sunday.
On Sunday morning, hours after a Louisiana State Police trooper was found dead inside his vehicle during a daylong manhunt for the suspect in that shooting and others overnight Saturday, Gov. John Bel Edwards and other state leaders mourned the lo…
What began as a birthday bash on a remote clearing in the pinewoods of Tangipahoa Parish last summer took a terrifying turn when a flurry of gunfire shattered the humid Louisiana night.
After years of worsening staffing shortages, the number of sworn officers in the Baton Rouge Police Department has fallen to its lowest point since at least 2015.
A gunman who led police on a high-speed chase and daylong, multi-parish manhunt is in custody and unharmed, officials said.
Several hours after Louisiana State Police launched a massive search for a man suspected in two overnight shootings, a trooper was found dead in his vehicle Saturday near one of the shooting scenes in Prairieville while the manhunt continued for a…
Two people died in a crash early Saturday on La. 30 by Gardere Lane in East Baton Rouge, according to Louisiana State Police.
As the search dragged on for a man who exchanged gunfire with a state trooper before dawn Saturday in East Baton Rouge, authorities linked him to two consecutive double shootings that wounded three and left one dead hours earlier.
A driver who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt died in a crash early Saturday in Assumption Parish, Louisiana State Police says.
A manhunt is underway for a "person of interest" believed to be involved in a double shooting that killed one and wounded another early Saturday in Ascension Parish and another that injured two hours prior in Livingston Parish.
Police arrested an 18-year-old Baton Rouge man on a first-degree murder count Friday after an investigation into a fatal shooting over a bag of marijuana led authorities to track him down through his Instagram account, officials said.
A prison lieutenant was jailed Friday for illegally using pepper spray on an inmate at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center, state officials announced hours after his arrest.
A Zachary police officer was arrested on animal cruelty counts after authorities found his two dogs dead inside a residence, officials said Friday.
A man was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in a ditch on Seneca Street a little after 7 a.m. Friday — the first of three shootings reported within less than two hours during a bloody morning across Baton Rouge.
Two separate shootings were reported within 15 minutes Friday morning, leaving three victims hospitalized, one with very serious injuries, officials said.
Three weeks before he shot his estranged wife to death inside her St. Francisville home and then turned the gun on himself, Marshall Rayburn violated a restraining order five times in one afternoon while surveying the future crime scene.
A 17-year-old male was arrested Thursday in the shooting death of a man found in his car on Greenwell Street last month, Baton Rouge police said.
New Roads spent more than $20,500 last year on a personal police security detail for first-term Mayor Cornell Dukes with no apparent public purpose, an audit says.
A man who robbed and shot at a woman who was selling him an Xbox fled and was arrested after she managed to wound him with her own gun, Baton Rouge police say.
In a private meeting with upset parents, East Baton Rouge Parish school leaders admitted to screwing up when for about two weeks they placed a teacher at an elementary school before learning that the man had a criminal past that should have barred…
A Louisiana State Police pilot was injured and taken to an area hospital after a crash landing Wednesday afternoon at an Ascension Parish airport, troopers said.
A man was shot to death early Wednesday outside a home just east of North Acadian Thruway and north of Gus Young Avenue, Baton Rouge police say.
An East Feliciana corrections officer was arrested Tuesday after officials say he conspired with inmates to smuggle contraband into Parish Prison.