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Pedestrian struck and killed Friday night on Airline Highway, police say

A pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle on Airline Highway late Friday, Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. confirmed. Crews responded around 8:30 p.m. in the 6200 block of Airline Highway, which is between Greenwell Street and Hanks Drive. Coppola said the pedestrian died on the

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-03-24 02:10:00

Two women, one man arrested as part of undercover prostitution sting in Baton Rouge

Two women and one man are facing charges after being arrested as part of an undercover prostitution sting in Baton Rouge. On March 21, agents with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office were conducting an undercover operation in which they would contact various females who were reportedly adve

WAFB.COM - 2018-03-22 20:12:35

Teacher accused in assault of Park Forrest Elementary student on Friday

A teacher was accused on Friday of assaulting a student at an East Baton Rouge elementary school, according to a spokeswoman for the school system. Spokeswoman Taylor Gast said in a statement that administrators were notified of the incident, which happened at Park Forest Elementary School, and plac

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-03-23 21:09:00

Former LSU football standout saves woman trapped in car after wreck

Top NFL running back prospect, Derrius Guice, proved Friday that heroics off the field are equally as important as game-saving catches. Guice jumped into action to help a woman after he saw a vehicle crash in south Baton Rouge. He says he helped free the trapped woman from her car. In a thread the s

WAFB.COM - 2018-03-23 23:35:24

MY TURN: Retirement - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

BATON ROUGE, LA - I'd like to take a minute here for personal privilege. I'm retiring from WAFB next week and this will be the final time that I am presenting these commentaries. The "Our Turn" segments are the work product of the WAFB editorial board and the "Your Turn" segments are written by you,

WAFB.COM - 2018-03-23 14:57:17

Jail to pay HIV-infected inmate who was isolated for months

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana parish jail has agreed to pay $27,500 to compensate an HIV-infected prisoner for isolating him in segregated housing for approximately six months because he has the virus, according to a settlement agreement Thursday. The U.S. Justice Department's agreement with t

KLFY.COM - 2018-03-23 12:13:05

So the zoo will stay in north Baton Rouge-now what?

Opponents of the BREC administration's proposal to relocate the Baton Rouge Zoo from Greenwood Park in north Baton Rouge to the Fairgrounds in the southeast part of the parish are celebrating Thursday night's vote by the BREC Board of Commissioners to keep the zoo where it is. "The breadth and depth

BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT - 2018-03-23 15:03:06

Two people shot outside Fresh Grocery on Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge police say

Buy Now Two people were shot Wednesday night outside the Fresh Grocery on Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely Jr. said. McKneely said the incident was reported around 9:30 p.m. in the 5600 block of Greenwell Springs Road, which is near Washington Avenue. The ext


After vote to kill relocation plan, Baton Rouge officials say there's new energy to revitalize zoo

A day after the board that oversees local parks agreed to keep the Baton Rouge Zoo at its longtime north Baton Rouge home, elected officials and BREC board members said they are newly energized about the future of the zoo. BREC's Superintendent Carolyn McKnight and Baton Rouge Zoo Director Phil Fros

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-03-23 20:15:00

Louisiana legislator rushed to hospital, following heart episode at state Capitol

BATON ROUGE, La (WVLA) - A Louisiana legislator is recovering, after lawmakers said she collapsed during a committee meeting Thursday. Rep. C. Denise Marcelle (D-Baton Rouge) clutched her chest, then abruptly left a gathering of the state House's criminal justice panel. She walked into a side room a

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-03-22 20:44:12

Elderly woman killed in incident off Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge police say

An elderly woman was killed Wednesday on Lone Oak Drive, said Sgt. L'Jean McKneely Jr., a Baton Rouge police spokesman McKneely said someone hit the woman with something, but it was not immediately clear exactly what was used. The woman died as a result of her injuries. Police have a person in cust


Shooting on Greenwell Springs Road leaves two injured on Wednesday night

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Two individuals were shot last night on Greenwell Springs Road around 9:30 p.m. Sgt. L'Jean Mckneely Jr, Public Information Officer for the Baton Rouge Police Department said, both individuals accused each other of committing a robbery on the other. The two vi


The Baton Rouge Zoo, Which No One Visits And Which Loses Piles Of Money, Isn't Going Anywhere

Because of course it isn't. Why would you move a zoo located in the worst part of town where no one wants to go, which loses a million dollars a year, to a part of town where its customers do live and which is economically viable, and where the prospect of not losing a million dollars a year might b

THEHAYRIDE.COM - 2018-03-23 05:55:11

Police: Shootout inside vehicle during drug deal leaves 1 dead

Police said a drug deal inside a car resulted in a deadly shootout Wednesday night in Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported it happened on Greenwell Springs Road between North Foster Drive and North Ardenwood Drive around 9:15 p.m. According to investigators, a 23-year-old man was


Breaking: BREC commission votes to leave Baton Rouge Zoo at current location

The Baton Rouge Zoo will not move to Airline Highway Park, after a tide of opposition that has strengthened in recent weeks led the board that oversees local parks Thursday to rethink the relocation proposal. BREC commissioners voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to leave the zoo at its curre

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-03-22 19:53:00

Man allegedly kills elderly woman while under the influence of "mojo"

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Baton Rouge Police have a man in custody in connection to an alleged murder of 76-year-old woman in their apartment at 3300 Loan Oak Drive. According to authorities, Lovie Variste was found Variste deceased in the rear bedroom of the apartment around 1:08 p.m.


WANTED: Man accused of attacking ex's new boyfriend

Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend's new significant other. Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers reported Clarence Robinson III, 25, is wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department. He is 5-foot-11 and weighs 234 pounds. He has black hair and

WAFB.COM - 2018-03-22 15:54:20

Man accused in Metairie bank robbery arrested at Baton Rouge hotel, JPSO says

The man suspected of robbing a Gulf Coast Bank and Trust branch in Metairie on Monday morning was captured in Baton Rouge two days later, authorities said Thursday. Andrew McCray, 58, was identified after investigators probing the hold-up at the bank branch at 1825 Veterans Memorial Blvd. distribute

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-03-22 16:35:00

Jason Mraz goes back to his coffee shop roots for new tour; plays Baton Rouge on Friday

Love songs - they are folk-pop star Jason Mraz's sunny specialty. "Whether it's love of oneself, love of the environment, love of community and life at large or, ultimately, universal love," Mraz said, "I just can't help that my catalog is all love songs." Mraz's new tour comes to the Raising Cane's

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-03-22 19:00:00

Man died in motorcycle accident on Tuesday night in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - A man died on Tuesday night in the 1000 block of Nicholson Drive around 8:10 pm. after he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding. Sgt. L'Jean Mckneely Jr of BRPD said, the motorcycle driver was heading southbound on Nicholson Drive when he veered in fron