Two cats and a dog were rescued from a house fire caused by a pot left burning on the stove late Tuesday afternoon in Baton Rouge.
The Baton Rouge woman arrested Monday after allegedly threatening a driver traveling on her water-filled street, in the process striking the vehicle with a baseball bat and then aiming a gun at the driver, is an educator on summer break.
State wildlife agents arrested six people across Louisiana accused of operating boats while impaired over the July 4 weekend.
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 Monday, booking records show.
A federal judge has denied a request from Baton Rouge jail inmates seeking the immediate release of medically vulnerable prisoners who are at heightened risk for severe illness or death from the coronavirus.
A Baton Rouge woman was arrested Monday after threatening a driver traveling on her water-filled street, first striking the vehicle with a baseball bat, then aiming a gun at the driver, arrest records say.
Antwan Miller had planned to spend the July Fourth holiday with his childhood friend in Baton Rouge, more than an hour's drive from his rural hometown of Kentwood.
A former Angola guard has been sentenced to almost 10 years in prison for brutally beating a handcuffed and shackled inmate in 2014 — leaving him with extensive injuries including a dislocated shoulder and collapsed lung — and then conspiring to c…
A Port Allen man accused of fatally shooting a man and injuring another person near Port Allen surrendered to law enforcement Monday morning, authorities said.
Authorities arrested at least four people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into parish prison between midnight Saturday and noon Sunday, booking records show.
An 18-year-old told authorities he "just wasn't thinking" when he pointed a rifle at another teen's head and fired it during a Fourth of July gathering at his parents' home, according to the affidavit filed in his arrest.
Baton Rouge firefighters put out more than a dozen trash and rubbish fires throughout the city on the 4th of July, leading to an investigation Sunday after officials say several were intentionally set.
A 3-year-old boy died in an apparent drowning in Port Allen on the 4th of July, according to the West Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office.
The victim of a triple shooting near Highland Road on Saturday was identified as 19-year-old Antwan Miller, BRPD says.
Two people were killed and another six wounded Saturday in three different shootings Baton Rouge on the Fourth of July.
One person was fatally shot near Airline Highway Saturday afternoon, marking the eighth person shot and second homicide in three separate shootings in the Baton Rouge area during the Independence Day holiday.
A triple shooting in the 700 block of East Buchanan Street near Highland Road in Baton Rouge left one dead and two injured, a Baton Rouge Police spokesman confirmed.
The suspected Walmart shoplifter accused of resisting arrest and causing an ensuing scuffle during which an East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy's gun went off has been booked into the local jail on attempted first-degree murder of a police officer.
A Baton Rouge man was arrested in the double murder of a man and a woman on West Brookstown Drive in May, police reported.
Three Baton Rouge residents accused of deliberately setting fires at four businesses amid ongoing protests were charged Thursday in federal court.
In addition to delivering a global pandemic and unprecedented economic downturn, 2020 is threatening to become Baton Rouge's most murderous year on record.
This summer's election ballot includes something familiar, the renewal of a property tax that supports the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office operating budget.
Linda Kinchen raised three sons in Baton Rouge, teaching them to treat people with kindness, stick together and protect each other.
A deceased Catholic priest formerly accused of abuse in Ascension Parish has two new credible allegations added in the latest Baton Rouge Diocese report.
An unidentified body was found in Amite and authorities are investigating the incident as a homicide, the St. Helena Sheriff's Office reported.
PAINCOURTVILLE — State and local authorities have arrested an Assumption Parish man on allegations he possessed child pornography and sexually abused an animal several times.
A huge pile of scrap metal and other rubbish caught fire Wednesday morning at a recycling plant on Scenic Highway, sending plumes of black smoke billowing into the air as firefighters scrambled to contain the blaze.
A Hammond man arrested Monday is accused of intentionally setting fire to an area church's charity donation building, then spitting on an officer during his arrest, authorities report.
A Baton Rouge man accused last spring in a bizarre security breach at the Louisiana Governor's Mansion has recently been arrested on an attempted murder count after authorities said he struck his cousin with a vehicle while the two were arguing.
A man awaiting trial in St. John the Baptist Parish attempted to escape Monday evening from a state prison facility in St. Gabriel, the Department of Corrections reported.
A 48-year-old man was found shot dead in the 7100 block of Scenic Highway late Tuesday morning. He was the fourth person to die in a fatal shooting in Baton Rouge this week.
A Papa John's Pizza employee was arrested after he tried to rob a coworker at gunpoint in the restaurant parking lot, leaving the man with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.
The prisoner furlough program that state officials developed in response to the coronavirus pandemic has had a negligible impact on the state prison population and has been suspended for the past several weeks.
A Greensburg police officer was arrested Monday on counts of sexual battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor following an investigation by the State Police Special Victims Unit.
A new law could give some of Louisiana's juvenile lifers a chance at freedom, part of a years-long push to rethink prison sentences in the state with the highest incarceration rate in the country.
Authorities arrested at least three 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.
Evidence gathered from the home of a Baton Rouge man accused of killing his parents in Tennessee can't be used during his murder trial, according to a report from the Knoxville News Sentinel.
A man was killed and another person was seriously injured in shooting Saturday night on Gus Young Avenue, according to Baton Rouge Police.
One person was killed and another injured in a Saturday night shooting on Gus Young Avenue, Baton Rouge Police reported.
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 Saturday, booking records show.
A second shooting of the night left a male victim injured on Cezanne Avenue, Baton Rouge Police reported.
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.
Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into parish prison between noon Sunday and noon Wednesday, booking records show.
An 11-year-old boy was killed in a crash Tuesday morning after a box truck slammed into a disabled vehicle in the southbound lane of U.S. 61, State Police said.