Tuesday, March 11 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-03-11 21:59:56 GMT
Authorities hauled 20 people off to jail Tuesday morning following a six-month drug sting. Law enforcement agents in West Baton Rouge snatched up the suspects and took them to the parish detention centerMore >>
Authorities hauled 20 people off to jail Tuesday morning following a six-month drug sting. They are still looking for eight others. More >>
Monday, March 10 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-03-10 20:58:22 GMT
His release from prison took over social media for a short time and now Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie is set to step to the mic. Lil Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, will talk to his fans andMore >>
Lil Boosie took the stage and sat in one of two golden thrones. He told the audience that while in prison, he wrote more than 1,000 songs.More >>
Tuesday, March 11 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-03-11 16:06:52 GMT
A man accused of molesting a child was arrested Monday afternoon. William Quebedeaux, 29, of Bayou Vista, was booked on a charge of molestation of a juvenile. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office saidMore >>
A man accused of molesting a 12-year-old was arrested Monday afternoon on a warrant. The arrest was the result of an investigation that began on Jan. 18, 2014. More >>
Tuesday, March 11 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-03-12 02:44:32 GMT
A Caddo Parish man who has spent 30 years on death row for the murder of a Shreveport jeweler will soon walk free. Caddo Parish District Judge Ramona Emanuel signed an order vacating 64-year-old GlennMore >>
Moments after walking through the front gates of Angola Monday, Glenn Ford was asked what he planned to do first as a free man. "Ah go get something to eat," replied Ford.More >>
Tuesday, March 11 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-03-11 16:52:31 GMT
A man suspected of drunk driving and causing a deadly crash more than a year ago headed to court for his trial. Ashton Claiborne, 30, is charged with second offense DWI, vehicular homicide and vehicularMore >>
A man suspected of drunk driving and causing a deadly crash more than a year ago headed to court for his trial. A 56-year-old grandmother died in the wreck. More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
An outpouring of family, friends, and strangers gathered Thursday at New Hope Baptist Church on Greenwell Springs. It was all for the families who lost so many loved ones in last week's tragedy in Slaughter.
"I can't imagine the hurt this family is going through. It's touching. I've cried for them, I've hurt for them. So that's why I'm here for them. It's the least I can do," said Lindsey Hall, who came to show her support.
"I just want to be a part of this to show them that we feel for them. Our heart aches just like their heart aches," said Janice Adolph, who also came to show her support.
"We're all one family in Baton Rouge, and we all care about each other's hurt. When they're hurting, I'm hurting," said Councilwoman Denise Marcelle.
Brenda Gaines, her daughter Denise, four grandchildren, and a family friend Angela Mosley, were all in the car that was hit head on last Wednesday night in Slaughter. Five people died instantly. 15-year-old Willie Gaines was pulled off of life support over the weekend. His 13-year-old brother Roderick Johnson remains on life support, barely holding on.
"I've lost five people at one time. My wife, my daughter, three grand children, and I have one on life support. Really, it's something I never wish anyone has to go through," said Reverend John Gaines.
Reverend Gaines says this outpouring has been overwhelming, and hopes everyone can take away one message from this benefit: Don't drink and drive. Police say the man responsible for these deaths, 30-year-old Brett Gerald, was out celebrating his birthday the night of the accident.
A viewing was held at Richardson Funeral Home in Clinton Thursday evening for Angela Mosley. A funeral for the Gaines family will be held Friday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at the Living Faith Christian Center on Winbourne Avenue.
Thursday's benefit raised approximately $32,594 to help with funeral expenses.
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