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Judges in Baton Rouge split in decisions about moving juveniles charged with murder from adult jails

Two judges in Baton Rouge this week came to different decisions about the appropriate place to house two juveniles awaiting trial on crimes serious enough to be charged as adults: one ordering a 17-year-old back, at least temporarily, to the parish's juvenile detention center and the other keeping a


Fired Baton Rouge police officer resigns from department, receives back pay per agreement with BRPD

Once-fired Baton Rouge police officer Yuseff Hamadeh has voluntarily resigned from the department weeks after he successfully appealed his termination before the local civil service board because of a misstep in BRPD's internal affairs investigation.


Photos: Krewe of Artemis brings Hollywood to Baton Rouge, again, with 2019 Mardi Gras parade

The all-female Krewe of Artemis brought Hollywood to Baton Rouge, again. The krewe's 18th annual parade theme of "Artemis Salutes Hollywood, The Sequel" brought plenty of bright lights, colorful throws and joyful revelers to downtown Baton Rouge Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019.


Prosecutors who had called Baton Rouge rapper NBA YoungBoy 'threat to society' want probation revoked

Prosecutors are again asking a judge to revoke Baton Rouge rap artist Kentrell Gaulden's probation and send him to prison, citing his Feb. 11 arrest in Atlanta. But an attorney for the 19-year-old Gaulden, who performs under the name NBA YoungBoy, said Friday his client is innocent of the most recen


Entergy to harness power from new solar plant in West Baton Rouge

PORT ALLEN - The state has approved Entergy's purchase of the output from a massive new solar power plant to be built in West Baton Rouge Parish. The plant, being built on roughly 560 acres of land near Port Allen, will be one of the largest in the state once it's completed in 2020. Entergy say the


Teenager arrested after man’s body found with multiple gunshot wounds

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department has arrested a 15-year-old in a connection to a shooting death investigation. On February 17, a jogger discovered a dead body in the 1100 block of Spanish Town Road around 9:09 a.m.


Three booked on DWI in East Baton Rouge Parish between Thursday, Friday

Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between noon Thursday and noon Friday.


Funeral Scheduled for Vicious, Saturday, March 2, in Houma, Louisiana

According to the Facebook of X-Mob's Bundy G, home going services for Eric "VI" Johnson will be held in the late rappers hometown of Houma, Louisiana, on Saturday March 2. Visitation is from 8 am to 11 am, with services beginning at 11 am at the Dularge Community Baptist Church in Houma. It's open t


Mid City Gras parade is back, set to roll Sunday

BATON ROUGE, LA (WVLA/WGMB) - The second annual Mid City Gras parade is set to roll Sunday, February 24th. More than 40 krewes and bands will participate this year. "Our first parade couldn't have gone better, and we're very pleased with the participation and sponsorships for our second parade," sai


Second suspect arrested after victim stripped naked, duct taped in armed robbery

BATON ROUGE- Police have made another arrested following a 2018 armed robbery. On Aug. 1, authorities said a victim was lured into a home on North 23 Street. Once inside, the victim was stripped naked, duct taped and robbed of his wallet.


Multi-vehicle crash involving two 18-wheelers on Nicholson in Baton Rouge; at least one injured

At least one person was taken to the hospital Friday morning after a multi-vehicle crash in Baton Rouge. The crash occurred around 8 a.m. on Nicholson Drive near Burbank Drive and at least two 18-wheelers were involved.


WANTED: Baton Rouge woman accused of felony theft, battery, and robbery

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a woman accused of stealing money and a cellphone from an apartment. Dominique Richardson is wanted for felony theft, aggravated second-degree battery and simple robbery. Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers said Richardson stole a l


LSU baseball holds off Bryant 13-6

BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tiger baseball team won their fifth game in a row after dispatching the visiting Bryant Bulldogs 13-6 on Friday night in Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers pounded out 14 hits scoring ten runs in by the end of the fifth inning. LSU got a bounce back effort from starting pitcher Zack


Louisiana man sentenced to 30 years in Brazos County

A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison on charges of bail jumping and aggravated promotion of prostitution. Herman Fox, 36, pleaded guilty Friday to the charges. Two charges connected to human trafficking and compelling prostitution were dismissed.


Voters encouraged to head to the polls for Saturday's election

BATON ROUGE - State officials are reminding residents to vote in Saturday's election. There are seven state representative seats in the special primary election in several districts and parishes across the state. Parishes that will be having elections include East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Ibervi


Police called after juvenile accidentally shoots himself

BATON ROUGE - Officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department were called to a reported shooting early Friday morning. Authorities found a juvenile victim with a foot injury around 5 a.m. on Rembrandt Avenue. Police have determined that the victim accidentally shot himself.


Pedestrian struck and killed in West Baton Rouge Parish crash

Shortly before 8 p.m. on February 16, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred on Section Road west of LA Hwy 984 in West Baton Rouge Parish. The crash took the life of 50-year-old Willard Juge of Port Allen.


EBR School Board will not overturn former Lee High student's expulsion

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33)(FOX 44) - The East Baton Rouge School Board decided to not overturn Charlie Stephens' expulsion from Lee High School. The final vote was 8-0. Board member David Tatman recused himself from the hearing because his wife works at the school.


Baton Rouge casino winnings drop again; statewide gambling market posts modest increase

Casino winnings in the Baton Rouge market plunged by 15.1 percent in January from a year ago, continuing an extended losing streak for properties in the market. The state's 15 riverboat casinos, four racinos and land-based casino generated nearly $187.7 million in winnings in January, according to f


After On Your Side report, impromptu dumping ground cleared near child care center

BATON ROUGE - There are unofficial dumping grounds all around the capital city. But one, in particular, is attracting some attention from a nearby educator. Carla Richardson posted some photos online of an area that disgusts her. The photos show dumped trash, tires, abandoned structures, and school