At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
An 11-year-old boy is in critical condition after being hit by a car on Perkins Road near Seigen Lane Sunday morning.The accident happened around 11:30am not far from Siegen Lane. State Police investigatorsMore >>
An 11-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was hit by a truck Sunday morning. Investigators said the boy was trying to cross the road and stepped directly in front of a pickup. More >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
Authorities said a man was shot in the leg inside a park Saturday night. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
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MANOR, TX (KEYE/CBS) – A weapons company began this week rolling out a groundbreaking "smart" rifle that can target and track a moving object from long distance. Trackingpoint began shipping the guns toMore >>
The rifle is precision guided with "lock and launch" technology similar to a fighter jet.More >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
Investigators said a 12-year-old boy faces charges after accidentally shooting his 8-year-old brother Saturday. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
LAPLACE, LA (WAFB) -
The community of Laplace woke up to terrible new Thursday. The loss of two local sheriff's deputies. While many residents are heartbroken over their tragic deaths, Friday they found the strength to start rebuilding their lives.
With the law enforcement flag flying at half staff, dozens of people from across Laplace gathered at the St. John Sheriff's Office for a blood drive. It's all in support for two deputies killed and two others injured in the line of duty Thursday morning.
"This is a great tragedy. It is in my opinion, very senseless," said Cendria Purvis-Jackson, a Laplace resident.
A senseless crime that's affected the victim's families as well as strangers.
"I don't need to know any of them because they're all our friends. They are there to help us... to protect us," said Eugenio Garcia, a Laplace resident.
The shooting hit especially hard for men and women of the law in Laplace and around the state.
"The only difference between police officers is the color of the uniform...the shape of the badge," said Lt. Tim May. "And it's a brotherhood no matter where it's at in the country, we're a brotherhood. It's a heavy heart...you hate to see this happen."
The Louisiana Federal Credit Union in Laplace is where several deputies go for day to day banking. After hearing Thursday morning's terrible news, Rhonda Hotard says she and her staff felt they had to do something to help immediately.
"We have set up accounts. It's separate accounts for each one. And we also have links on our website where people can go in and make donations," said Hotard, with Louisiana Federal Credit Union.
Several people ventured out into the storm to personally make their donations.
"I just feel really helpless. And they gave so much for us, it was the least I can do," said Danielle St. Martin after she made a donation.
"It was just appalling to me that something like this could happen to individuals that put their lives on the line to protect us every day of their lives. So I felt like I needed to do some part to help the families out," said Robin Pritchard after she made a donation.
A community coming together, trying to help each other heal from this tragedy.
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Louisiana State Police now have up to six people in custody, men and women. Sources tell 9News one of the suspects in custody is Kyle Joekel, 29, a fugitive from Nebraska. It's not clear exactly whatMore >>
The Louisiana State Police now has six people in custody in connection with shootings that left two sheriff's deputies dead and two others wounded Thursday.