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NFL player pays layaway balances for Baton Rouge shoppers
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An NFL player from Baton Rouge made the holidays a little happier for several Christmas shoppers in the capital area. Ronald Leary, a Southern University Lab graduate who is now an offensive lineman for the Denver Broncos, teamed up with Pay Away the Layaway, a national non-
Man who paralyzed then-girlfriend in bathtub shooting calls 45-year sentence cruel and unusual
A Baton Rouge man who shot his then-girlfriend six times while she bathed, paralyzing her, claims the 45-year prison term he received last week is excessive and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
Breakfast with Santa and Toy Give Away this week in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE, LA (LOCAL33) (FOX44) - Community leaders are coming together to make sure every child has something special on Christmas. Councilman Lamont Cole is hosting Breakfast with Santa and a Toy Give Away Wednesday, December 19.
Woman facing charges after stealing money from victims
BATON ROUGE - A woman is facing multiple charges after police say she stole from people in two separate incidents. On Monday, police began investigating a theft that happened at a residence on North 17th Street. Video surveillance showed Patsy Scott stealing money from the victim.
One injured in overnight shooting in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE - One person was taken to the hospital following a shooting in north Baton Rouge Monday morning. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 5500 block of Plank Road near the Krispy Kreme in reference to a shooting around 12:40 a.m. Authorities believe
City of Baton Rouge sued over red light cameras
BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - A new push is underway to put the breaks on red light cameras in Baton Rouge for good. A new lawsuit alleging that all red light cameras are unconstitutional was filed against the city of Baton Rouge on Friday by Attorney Joseph McMahon.
One person transported after pedestrian struck on Thomas Delphit Drive
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities have responded to a pedestrian struck near the coroner of Thomas Delphit Drive and Louise Street. WAFB’s Liz Koh reports one person has been put into the back of an EMS ambulance.
Caught on camera: 2 former Louisiana cops indicted in violent beating of student
BRUSLY, La. - Two former Louisiana police officers have been indicted in connection with a violent scuffle in which a 14-year-old special-needs student was body slammed -- twice, and on camera -- in the front office of the boy’s middle school in October.
Louisiana Health Department declares Hepatitis A outbreak
BATON ROUGE, LA - The Louisiana Department of Health has declared an outbreak of hepatitis A in the state. Although most of the recent cases have been reported in Morehouse Parish, cases have been reported in other parts of the state.
New Iberia man, woman arrested for human trafficking in multi-state child sex case
BATON ROUGE – A man and woman from New Iberia have been arrested for human trafficking after police say they forced a juvenile girl to travel around the state to engage in sexual activity.
Police arrest suspect who allegedly shot woman to death last month
BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested a man suspected of shooting a woman to death last month. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, Lathan Wheeler was arrested Monday on the charge of second-degree murder.
Convicted former CATS board member appears to be at it again
BATON ROUGE - The convicted former Capital Area Transit System (CATS) board member who used bus system money for his personal cable bill is engaged in more questionable activities.
Officials spread holiday cheer throughout Baton Rouge neighborhood
BATON ROUGE - A non-profit program, TRUCE, hosted a holiday community walk throughout the Scotlandville area Monday afternoon. Community leaders and law enforcement agencies teamed up and knocked door to door to reach out to young teens and adults in a local Baton Rouge neighborhood near Blount Road
Man having a tough time proving he's alive, not dead
BATON ROUGE - A man who is clearly alive says he was marked dead by the Social Security Administration and Veterans Affairs. For the last few weeks, Lonnell Brister has been fighting for his life and come up unsuccessful. It's why he contacted 2 On Your Side's Brittany Weiss Monday morning.
FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Partly cloudy tonight as temps dip to the lower 40s
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - High clouds through the day filtered Monday’s sunshine and kept us on the cool side but those high clouds will thin into the evening and overnight. Tuesday starts off under mainly fair skies with a cool daybreak around 40 degrees to the lower 40s for the Red Stick. Tuesday w
Illegal immigrant living in Hammond arrested for child pornography, identity theft
BATON ROUGE – An illegal immigrant living in Hammond has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography and identity theft. Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office arrested Victor Velazquez on two counts of possession of sexual images or videos of children under the age of 13 and one c
WANTED: Denham Springs woman wanted for package theft
EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Authorities identified a Denham Springs woman wanted in a package theft after she was seen stealing from a home. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office posted a home surveillance photo of the woman, who was identified as 25-year-old Terri Leigh Huser.
Mother, daughter give Christmas gifts to homeless in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Nine-year-old Ava Hildebrand isn’t begging for the best new toys this year. Instead, she enjoys being on the other side of the aisle: giving gifts to those less fortunate.
2 ex-officers charged after video shows them slamming middle school student
Port Allen, La. — An attorney for a Louisiana teenager shown on video being slammed to the ground by police during an altercation at school says charges against two officers are a "slap on the wrist." The video, taken by a school surveillance camera, was sent anonymously to CBS affiliate WAFB-TV.
Baton Rouge caterers say holiday spending up this year
As the calendar inches ever closer to Christmas, several Baton Rouge caterers say spending on company and personal holiday parties is higher this year than in recent years. Jay Bruno, owner of Bonanno’s Fine Catering and Bruno Restaurant Group, says both work and personal holiday parties have been s