Friday, May 17 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-17 15:37:38 GMT
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:00:54 GMT
The reality TV bug bites Louisiana residents again. This time it's a show that will feature a group of hunters from the Baton Rouge area. "Trained Assassins" follows a group of cross bow hunters from Louisiana ...More >>
The reality TV bug bites Louisiana residents again. This time it's a show that will feature a group of hunters from the Baton Rouge area. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:25 AM EDT2013-05-18 04:25:06 GMT
From LSU SportsBATON ROUGE, La. -- A two-run eighth-inning homer by senior leftfielder Raph Rhymes lifted No. 2 LSU (48-7, 23-6 SEC) to a thrilling 5-4 victory over No. 14 Ole Miss (35-20, 14-15 SEC) FridayMore >>
A two-run eighth-inning homer by senior leftfielder Raph Rhymes lifted No. 2 LSU to a thrilling 5-4 victory over No. 14 Ole Miss Friday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
With last minute shoppers still checking off that Christmas list, there are those looking to take advantage. But the message from Baton Rouge Police is clear: think twice. Chief Dewayne White is increasing officer presence during the holidays.
"32 additional officers during that 10-hour stretch of time," said Chief White.
Beginning Christmas Eve at 4 p.m., up to eight officers in each of the four districts will be out responding to calls and patrolling the streets until 2 a.m. every night. These overtime shifts will be in addition to officers already working at those times.
The move is a first for the department and one that's in response to the up tick in armed robberies.
"Right now, we're averaging about three armed robberies a day. That's either an armed robbery of a business or individual," said Chief White.
Chief White said armed robberies are higher this year than they were last year at this time. It's why the top cop will put the officers in high-crime areas encouraging them to make arrests when needed. The goal is to have the extra presence reduce robberies. It's what Chief White said his department has successfully done when it comes to murders this year.
From January 1, 2012 till August 31, 2012, there were 57 murders within Baton Rouge, and criminologists were saying Baton Rouge was on pace for a record year. Since the B.R.A.V.E. operation took to the 70805 zip code and street operations were increased, there's been a significant drop.
"From September 1 to date, we've had 12," said Chief White.
That brings the total for the year so far to 69. So until January 1st, you can now expect an increased presence of officers on the streets and shopping centers
The money for the overtime officers is coming from unused salary money left over in this year's budget.