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Baton Rouge, Louisiana - A 27-year-old woman was pulled over early morning due to a speeding violation. Natasha Brown, acted in a very suspicious manner officers decided to search her vehicle where they discovered $60,000 in cash. When officers asked her why she had such a large amount of money she

TOPBUZZ.COM - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Baton Rouge woman arrested after shooting at possible witness to July homicide involving her husband, police say

A Baton Rouge woman was arrested Tuesday and accused of shooting at someone with an assault rifle, which police described as her latest attempt at intimidation since her husband was arrested in the homicide death of the victim's uncle in July. Police said Kyrsten Williams, 26, was standing near her

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-03-20 21:18:00

4-year-old student left on Baton Rouge school bus, found sitting under tree at grocery store

A four-year-old girl on Monday did not get dropped off at her Baton Rouge elementary school as usual and instead spent all morning asleep on her school bus until she was discovered near the parking lot of a grocery store in Central, an East Baton Rouge Sheriff official said. "A customer located her

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-03-19 19:37:00

Akron couple faces felony after 2-year-old daughter froze to death on porch

Upperclassmen at St. Amant High School returned to their old classrooms this week for the first time since the August 2016 flood. The building, which is part of the first phase of renovations planned for the school, opened this week. Upperclassmen at St. Amant High School returned to their old class

WAFB.COM - 2018-03-20 20:53:32

2 suffer minor injuries in crash involving school bus and car

Emergency officials said two people received minor injuries in a crash Tuesday morning involving a school bus and a car. It happened near the intersection of Sherwood Forest Boulevard and Greenwell Springs Road. Witnesses said the bus was "full of kids." It is not yet known if those injured were on

WAFB.COM - 2018-03-20 13:33:23

Deputies looking for car that hit home in Darrow neighborhood

Deputies in Ascension Parish are searching for a vehicle that was involved in a hit and run late Saturday night. A dark-colored sedan sped through a stop sign and hit a home on Hemmingway Drive in the Ascension Trace neighborhood in Darrow and left the scene. No one was injured in the crash. After r

WAFB.COM - 2018-03-20 15:06:33

Exxon considering Baton Rouge for plant expansion worth 'several hundred million dollars'

An ExxonMobil plant in Baton Rouge could be the site of a planned expansion worth "several hundred million dollars," one of 13 planned facilities aimed at growing the oil and gas giant's chemical manufacturing capacity. The expansion site would be at Exxon's polyolefins plant in Baton Rouge if the c

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-03-20 14:53:00

One person died in Monday morning crash on US 190

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - S/T Bryan Lee of the Louisiana State Police confirmed there was a fatal accident this morning around 7:30 a.m. on US 190 West. Lee said one person is confirmed dead, one westbound lane is open and eastbound traffic is currently diverted onto LA 978. Further up

BRPROUD.COM - 2018-03-19 14:03:42

Police: Woman shoots man to death after argument

Police said they have arrested a woman after an argument resulted in a deadly shooting Sunday morning. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Gezeria Bell, 30, was arrested in connection with the shooting death of Terrance Roddy, also 30. Investigators said it happened at the house they shared o

WAFB.COM - 2018-03-19 09:00:10

Baton Rouge woman arrested after man found fatally shot on Oleson Street, police say

A 30-year-old Baton Rouge woman was arrested after she allegedly shot a man to death after a fight, Baton Rouge police said. Terrance Roddy, 30, was found dead on a neighbor's porch in the 5100 block of Oleson Street shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday, police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely said. Investiga

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-03-19 11:10:00

Turner set to open new Geismar office in April

Turner Industries is set to open a new office in Geismar next month to accommodate its construction business in Ascension Parish's industrial corridor. The 30,500-square-foot facility will be located on La. 73 near La. 30, said Shane Wilkinson, sales director for Turner Industries' maintenance and t

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-03-19 21:27:00

Deputies seeking man accused of burglarizing vehicles at L'Auberge

Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who is accused of burglarizing vehicles at L'Auberge casino. The sheriff's office received reports of numerous vehicles being burglarized in the casino's parking garage on March 15. Surveillance

WAFB.COM - 2018-03-19 16:27:41

Gonzales City Council takes action to help move along proposed hotel-motel tax bill

GONZALES - The Gonzales City Council has approved a resolution supporting a bill in the state legislature that would increase the city's hotel-motel tax to pay for the construction of a convention center. "The state legislature needs this for it to move forward," Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux said

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-03-20 00:31:00

23 booked on suspicion of DWI in East Baton Rouge, some during St. Patrick's Day patrols

At least 23 people were booked on suspicion of DWI between noon Saturday and noon Sunday, with many of those arrests made through the Baton Rouge Police Department's St. Patrick's Day proactive patrols. The patrols, which began before noon Saturday, resulted in at least 24 DWI arrests, according to


Lafourche murder suspects enter insanity pleas

Two Lafourche Parish men accused of killing their neighbors last year have pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Kai Williams, 41, of Thibodaux, is charged with the second-degree murder of Grace Owens, 75. Police said he shot Owens on Nov. 24 outside her Midland Drive home and also tried to burn


Police: Woman found dead in north Baton Rouge home appeared to have been shot, stabbed

Baton Rouge Police detectives Saturday were investigating as a homicide the death of a 29-year-old woman at her Annette Street residence, saying it appeared the victim had been shot and stabbed. The victim was found dead inside her home at 5048 Annette Street around 4:50 p.m., said Sgt. L'Jean Mckne


Law enforcement, City officials discuss preparations ahead of AG's Alton Sterling announcement

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Law enforcement around the capitol city are gearing up in preparation for Attorney General Jeff Landry eventual announcement on his office's decision on whether or not they will pursue any charges against the officers involved in the shooting death of Alton Ste


Report: Brawl between Baton Rouge high school student, worker caught on video

A video shot at a Baton Rouge high school shows a student getting into a fistfight with a maintenance worker. The incident occurred at Tara High School this past week, according to a report from WBRZ. Click here to see the video, which shows the latter part of a verbal altercation as well the figh


Baton Rouge man charged with molesting his niece

Baton Rouge -- A man is facing felony charges of oral sexual battery, and molestation of a juvenile. Frederick Graham, 52, was arrested for allegedly performing oral sex and touching the private parts of his own niece. The victim, 12, told authorities that Graham would wait until she got in her bed


Gonzales man sentenced to three years for trying to sell stolen Uzi machine gun to officer

A Gonzales man who tried to sell a stolen, fully automatic Uzi machine gun to an undercover Denham Springs police officer was sentenced Friday to three years in federal prison and three years of supervised release, following his conviction for possession of firearms by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorn