Friday, May 24 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:45:03 GMT
Officers are on the scene of a deadly shooting in East Feliciana Parish. There is very little information right now, but we're told it happened around 4 p.m. at a home on Highway 10, near Smith Road, justMore >>
Investigators have arrested a suspect in a murder that happened on Friday afternoon in a small community near Clinton.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:24:18 GMT
Concealed weapon permits are popular certain parts of Louisiana, though some of locations may surprise you. Louisiana Department of Public Safety officials gave a report to state legislators detailingMore >>
Concealed weapon permits are popular in certain parts of Louisiana, though some locations may surprise you.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:17:05 GMT
Police say a motorcyclist in West Ashley had to tip his bike over to the side in order to get rid of a drunk woman who had hopped into the rear seat. On Thursday at 8:50 a.m., a man on a motorcycle approachedMore >>
Police say a motorcyclist had to tip his bike over to the side in order to get rid of a drunk woman who had hopped into the rear seat.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:45:01 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police. An orange circle marks the pointMore >>
A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police.More >>
WAFB congratulates our areas shining stars. It's the Best of the Class - 2013.More >>
As another school year ends, WAFB wants to congratulate our areas shining stars. It's the Best of the Class - 2013.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
The faces of local law enforcement were out in full force on Sunday afternoon.
Baton Rouge police, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and State Police were among the agencies represented at the night out against crime on the campus of LSU.
"It shows unity in the police department and it shows that we actually care about our community and we want to be part of it," said Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White.
Being a part of the community is a major objective for the men and women fighting crime in Southeast Louisiana and it's events like this National Night out that those same officers say makes a real difference.
"A lot of times when people see the police they tend to shy away," said Corporal Antonio Carter of the east Baton Sheriff's Office. "A lot of times they'll go in other directions but events like this help them know that they can feel comfortable walking up to us and dealing with us face to face."
"You get to hang out with them and you actually get to go to each station and talk about everything is and it helps you understand more and just get to interact with them," said Northeast high School sophomore Briana Walker.
Interaction that Chief White says is paying dividends. Numbers released this week reveal that reported crime in the 70805 zip code is down 18 percent since the inception of BRAVE and other programs designed to bridge the communication gap.
"They're making the relationship with the community and they're getting information and taking the criminal web and un-spinning it," added White.