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Kids steal East Baton Rouge school bus, take it for joyride, Baton Rouge police say
A woman reported to police around 12:30 p.m. that she saw a group of kids driving the bus down Mohican Street, McKneely said. Officers found the bus abandoned in a field on McClelland and Highland Road, but the kids were gone.
Eight booked on suspicion of DWI in Baton Rouge between Friday, Saturday
Christopher Ambrogio, 26, 626 Fountain View, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and equipment violation.Tyrone Basquine, 45, 8636 St. Anthony St., Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI, driving left of center, careless driving and driver's license not in possession.Daniel Bazille, 33, 872
Report: LSU's Drake Davis arrested on allegations he beat girlfriend; WR suspended
An LSU football player was arrested Friday, accused of punching and attempting to strangle his girlfriend,according to a report from WBRZ.
Unsolved case of slain Scotlandville teacher highlights need for witnesses to help police solve crime
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 whatever leads they could, and because he couldn't imagine
Local Baton Rouge rapper gunned down by eight officers in Austin
BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - According to our Austin affiliate KXAN, eight Austin police officers shot and killed a man early Friday morning in downtown Austin near Sixth Street.
Teen killed in deadly police chase; Driver fleeing cops charged with homicide
UPDATE:Police charged the driver with negligent homicide related to the deadly crash. The driver was identified as Nicholas Paul, 20. Also arrested was Sebastian Paul, 28. The person who died was identified Saturday evening as Jerrold Sherbin, 17.
Judge won't reduce Baton Rouge woman's 40-year prison term in bedsore-related death of mother
Her daughter, Lauren Looney, 21, pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and was sentenced in April to five years in prison. She was 17 when her grandmother died.
Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre will 'tour the town' in its new season
Next up, BRBT presents what has become the crown jewel of the holiday season, "The Nutcracker, A Tale from the Bayou," at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 15-16 at Raising Cane's River Center Arena.
Armed robbery suspect killed in crash with police unit, Baton Rouge police say
The three suspects were riding in a stolen 2004 Honda Accord south on Maple Drive at 1:13 a.m. Saturday when they ran a stop sign and were struck by a Baton Rouge police officer, who had been driving west on Evangeline Street, McKneely said. Officers had been in pursuit of the men in the stolen vehi
Juveniles steal school bus in Baton Rouge: report
Baton Rouge police received a call reporting the stolen bus just after 12:30 p.m. Saturday, WAFB reported, and the school bus was found empty in a field. The ages and genders of the juveniles were not known Saturday evening, and police did not say how many were involved in the theft.
Armed robbery, stolen car chase leads to fatal officer-involved crash
The suspects were traveling southbound in the stolen vehicle, when, at the same time, an officer was responding to the chase on Evangeline Street.
Books: Events for week of Aug. 19
Fiction Writers Workshop: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., EBR Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. A resource for creative writers who meet in a small group to share and discuss their work. You can sign up to have your writings discussed once you've attended at least two meetings. For info
Man Killed By Austin Police Was Up-And-Coming Louisiana Rapper
AUSTIN, TX — A man shot dead by police early Friday on 6th Street has been identified by family members as a rapper from Baton Rouge, La.
Baton Rouge's mayor sent recommendations following dialogue on race and policing
The proposals were the culmination of a series of discussions that began in June and included input from local law enforcement leaders, social justice activists and academics. A joint effort of the national non-profit Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and local nonprofit Dialogue on Race Louisiana,
Two car accident on Siegen Lane sends two individuals to the hospital
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Defense rests in Lil Boosie trial without calling witnesses
After six days of testimony, the prosecution rested its case at 2:44 p.m. Thursday after calling 27 witnesses to the stand. The defense asked for a short break after the prosecution rested, then came back and announced they, too, would rest their case.
Baton Rouge man indicted in rape of 5-year-old girl
Lenard Taylor, of 4343 Denham St., was indicted by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury on two counts of first-degree rape and one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile.
Wounded Baton Rouge deputy's lawsuit against Black Lives Matter rightly dismissed, appeals court says
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy Nick Tullier, who was critically injured in the July 2016 attack that left three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers dead, filed the suit against Black Lives Matter and five of its most prominent activists, including DeRay Mckesson.
Third family member arrested after woman dies of bed sores in Baton Rouge
Lewis’ mother died earlier this summer. The woman, Barbara Lewis-Brown, was found dead on the sofa of her apartment on North Foster Drive. Autopsy results determined that Brown died of stage 4 bed sores combined with malnourishment and dehydration.
Medical marijuana in Louisiana expected to be planted Friday
Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain, whose agency regulates the burgeoning industry, loosened a regulatory logjam that created a months-long delay.