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WANTED: Man breaks into home, accidentally takes selfie on security camera

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Say Cheese! Police are asking for the public's assistance identifying and locating a burglary suspect. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says on Oct. 8, they were called about a residential burglary in the 1000 block of Elvin Drive. Police say a man entered the ho

WAFB.COM - 2018-10-21 20:53:54

Person struck by vehicle near downtown Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE- Police are responding to reports of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Government Street Sunday afternoon.The incident was reported around 3:30 p.m. on Government Street near Edison Street. Authorities say one person was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.The cras

WBRZ.COM - 2018-10-21 15:33:00

Baton Rouge Police investigating death on Dougherty Drive

BATON ROUGE - Officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department are investigating a death on Dougherty Drive.According to BRPD, the investigation is concentrated to the 2900 block of Dougherty Drive near the Howell Community Park.No further information was provided.


Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week-Day One: Severe Thunderstorms

Baton Rouge Metro, Louisiana - StormTracker Team...This week we're focusing on severe weather preparedness for the fall season. Today, our topic is about severe thunderstorms. We need to first focus of the development of thunderstorms.

BRPROUD.COM - 2018-10-22 11:30:12

POLICE: Man bought over $17k worth of LSU tickets with stolen credit card

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Geismar man has been arrested after police say he used a stolen credit card number to buy over $17,000 worth of LSU football tickets before selling them online. David Trey Chambers, 23, was arrested Friday, October 19 on a felony count of access device fraud. According to

KSLA - 2018-10-21 01:07:39

Louisiana governor asks for an explanation after targeting suspension for LSU's Devin White

Many around the state of Louisiana were baffled by a targeting penalty called against LSU's Devin White, and you can add Gov. John Bel Edwards to that list. White was ejected from the game and will be suspended for the first half against Alabama on Nov. 3 because of the call. "Someone is going to

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-10-21 04:03:00

WATCH: St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office searching for escaped inmate

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - An inmate escaped from the St. Helena Parish Jail on Saturday, October 21 and has been on the run since that time.

BRPROUD.COM - 2018-10-22 13:04:33

Eight booked on suspicion of DWI in East Baton Rouge between Thursday, Saturday

Quinnez Anderson, 31, 8150 Hargis St., Convent, first-offense operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reckless operation of a vehicle and suspended or revoked drivers license.Tobie Champagne, 43, 9034 Cefalu Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, improper lane usage,

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-10-20 19:11:00

Pot left on stove starts fire at Baton Rouge home

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A pot left on a stove started a fire in a house of sleeping residents early Saturday morning, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department. At around 3 a.m., firefighters arrived at 1950 Tennessee Street to find the fire burning from the rear of the house. BRFD said neighbor


Report: Gonzales man arrested after claiming he hired hitman

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police arrested a Gonzales man who allegedly told his ex-girlfriend he hired a hit man, according to probable cause documents from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.Around noon on Friday, police were called to a location on Florida Street regarding a disturbance. The vic

WAFB.COM - 2018-10-20 16:10:00

Victim in unsolved 20-year-old Baton Rouge rape recognizes suspect at wedding reception

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge police have arrested a Baker man in connection with a rape case that had been unsolved for over 20 years. John Louis Davis, 38, of Baker, was arrested on October 18 for allegedly raping a woman in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 1998. According to an ar


Another major power outage reported in Baton Rouge Friday

In the second major outage reported in the Baton Rouge area, Entergy reports that roughly 3,000 customers north of Florida Boulevard near Sherwood Forest Boulevard have been affected.


Baton Rouge judge sentences man to 12 years in accidental shooting death, decries 'culture of young black males' carrying guns

District Judge Bonnie Jackson sentenced James Seymore, of Ponchatoula, on Thursday to consecutive terms of five years for negligent homicide and seven years for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.


Baton Rouge Zoo hosts 22nd annual Boo at the Zoo extravaganza

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is hosting its 22nd annual merry, not scary trick-or-treating event Saturday. From Saturday, October 20 until Sunday, October 28, the spirit of Halloween is taking over the capital city zoo! Boo at the Zoo has grown to become the capital c

BRPROUD.COM - 2018-10-20 17:00:38

Sen. Kennedy discusses Middle East, #MeToo and more with Denham Springs high schoolers

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - A U.S. Senator traded a Capitol Hill committee room for a classroom Friday morning, meeting high school sophomores aspiring to enter public service themselves. Sen. John Kennedy stopped by an Advanced Placement American Government class at Denham Springs Hig


Fire causes heavy damage to Baton Rouge nightclub

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Fire caused extensive damage to a Baton Rouge nightclub early Thursday morning. The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported MVP on Greenwell Springs Road caught fire a little before 1:30 a.m. Mark Miles with BRFD said at one point, the flames did shoot through the roof but fire


At least 1 reported injured in crash involving cement truck

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - At least one person was reported injured in a crash at the intersection of North Sherwood Forest Drive and South Choctaw Drive, according to information documented by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. According to DOTD's incident listings, the wrec


Woman accused of abusing, stealing from mother

The victim said suspects physically abused her and spent her money without her consent. The arrest report states, that the victim was awarded $92,000 in insurance money. McCorey and the second suspect went into the victim's bank account and used that money on themselves.


14-year-old boy arrested for bringing loaded gun to Capitol Middle School

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - A seventh grade student is now in custody after pulling out a pistol during a fight at Capitol Middle School Thursday morning. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force arrived at the school around 9:45 a.m. on October 18 and EBRSO said, "a search


Inside the (betting) line: LSU is a minus-6.5 favorite over Mississippi State, and here's why

Buy NowLSU linebacker Devin White (40) celebrates with his teammates after forcing a turnover in the first half against Georgia, Saturday, October 13, 2018, at LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK