A Baker man was arrested on a fifth DWI early Sunday after witnesses reported he was driving erratically around a gas station parking lot while brandishing a firearm, according to his arrest report.
Sunday, August 19, 2018
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.
An Angola inmate is receiving intensive medical care after being injured in a fight with another inmate early Sunday morning, the Louisiana Department of Corrections confirmed.
Saturday, August 18, 2018
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 Saturday, booking records show.
When his nephew was shot and killed one morning at the beginning of summer, Orlando Batiste assumed the case would be solved — the killer taken off the streets and ultimately held accountable. Because detectives started immediately following whate…
A cigarette that apparently wasn't snuffed out properly ignited a fire underneath a stairwell in the service corridor of the Mall of Louisiana on Saturday, according to St. George Fire Department spokesman Eldon Ledoux.
Saturday, August 18, 2018
The woman accusing LSU football player Drake Davis of punching and grabbing her by the throat on multiple occasions is retracting the allegations, according to Davis' attorney.
One man was dead and two others arrested after an early morning crash Saturday with a Baton Rouge police patrol car involved in a pursuit of their vehicle, according to Police Department arrest reports.
A group of at least three youths stole an East Baton Rouge school bus on Saturday afternoon and took it for a joyride down Mohican Street, Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely Jr. said.
Friday, August 17, 2018
A dialogue on race and policing in Baton Rouge has led to recommendations that Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome set up a council to work with the city’s police chief, launch a more extensive community policing program and establish a new poli…
Baton Rouge rapper Aquantis Givens was shot and killed by Austin police while he ran toward them with a gun early Friday after a performance at a back to school rap concert, according to The Austin Statesman.
The family of a woman who died after she was found hanging in the Tangipahoa Parish Prison in April, is at odds with the sheriff over what happened.
Friday, August 17, 2018
Authorities arrested at least 10 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 12:01 a.m. Thursday and noon Friday, booking records show.
Louisiana State Police shut down Interstate 10 in both directions Friday morning after an 18-wheeler carrying a hazardous material crashed near Henderson. Traffic woes were such a concern that state emergency officials broadcast an alarm that rous…
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Baton Rouge police arrested a second suspect in the June killing of an Alabama man shot in an attempted robbery during an alleged drug deal.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
The son of an elderly woman who died last month from infected bedsores was arrested Thursday and accused of contributing to the neglect that resulted in his mother's death.
With more than six months under his belt leading the Baton Rouge Police Department, Chief Murphy Paul is thanking the public for its role in helping reduce violent crime across Baton Rouge this summer.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
The St. George Fire Department handled nine weather-related calls within an hour and a half on Wednesday evening as storms and lightning strikes moved across the area.
A man was reportedly shot in the arm Wednesday night on Sycamore Street, Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said.
District Attorney Hillar Moore expressed cautious optimism Wednesday that East Baton Rouge Parish may have turned a corner in its efforts to combat crime, particularly murders, though he admitted the murder rate is still worse than it should be.
When her son was arrested on a misdemeanor crime and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in 2014, Angelo Moses did not anticipate that his life was in danger.
Louisiana State Police arrested a Baton Rouge man on Wednesday in a June fatal crash in St. John the Baptist Parish after discovering that he lied about who was driving, agency spokeswoman Senior Trooper Melissa Matey said.
A man accused of killing three Clinton-area men last year told investigators he shot them because — as though he were deer hunting — he was "filling five tags" the government had issued him, court filings show.
NAPOLEONVILLE — A 14-year-old was arrested on a count of first-degree rape Monday, accused of the rape of a mentally challenged juvenile, Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon said.
A 40-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested early Wednesday morning in connection with two non-fatal shootings that occurred Tuesday, police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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 judge in East Feliciana ruled Tuesday that alleged serial killer Ryan Sharpe is not competent to stand trial, a decision that will halt criminal proceedings and transfer the 37-year-old from a jail cell to a psychiatric hospital.
Four people were injured in three separate shootings over the course of the day as gun violence rattled neighborhoods across Baton Rouge on Tuesday.
The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the death of a well-known businessman whose health deteriorated during a nearly two-week stay at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.
Two people were hospitalized after a shooting in a neighborhood off Evangeline Street late Tuesday afternoon — the third shooting of the day in Baton Rouge, authorities said.
Police found a man shot on Convention Street on Tuesday afternoon, just blocks away from where a man was shot in the arm hours earlier in the day, Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said.
The misuse of a village fuel card led to a grand jury indictment Tuesday of French Settlement's police chief, although his attorney said the chief just made a mistake and used the wrong card to fill up his personal pickup truck.
A person was shot in the arm on Tuesday morning after an argument at a Florida Boulevard gas station, Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said.
Monday, August 13, 2018
A Baton Rouge man arrested Monday morning is accused of breaking into a woman's apartment armed with a gun and raping her.
The body found off Hood Road in Livingston Parish early Friday morning has been identified as a missing Texas man.
The arrest Monday afternoon of a 29-year-old Ascension Parish woman ended an hourslong search for the driver of a Lexus believed to have been the vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian six hours earlier in Prairieville before driving away, ac…
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Spencer Hebert spent most of his days at the Foster Car Wash just around the corner from his house, helping people wash their cars and earning a few bucks in the process.
Authorities arrested at least four people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison on Sunday, booking records show.
Three people — including two Baton Rouge police officers — have been hospitalized after a crash Sunday evening involving a school bus and a cop car, authorities said.
On every anniversary of the crash, Brandon Prudhomme visits two cemeteries in St. John the Baptist Parish, finding solace in the company of his fallen crew.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
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.
An East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member landed in hot water Friday after a confrontation involving a party at a neighbor's home.