Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
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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. More >>
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Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
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 >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
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 >>
LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -
The Lee County Sheriff's Office and the Lee County Cemetery Preservation Commission have teamed up to stop reoccurring vandalism in rural county cemeteries.
"There are circumstances of desecration of grave sites where they'll literally break the headstones, they'll break the slabs, things of that nature and these cemeteries have literally been there for a couple hundred years," explains Sheriff Jay Jones of the Lee County Sheriff's Department.
As a result, the Sheriff's Department has placed dozens of hidden cameras around multiple rural cemeteries in order to catch vandals in the act.
After just a few months, the concealed surveillance has been a proven success.
"At one specific cemetery, County Line Cemetery east of Opelika, we were able to identify who was involved in apparently doing some of this damage and able to make some arrests," says Jones.
The Cemetery Preservation Commission is hopeful that this new security will stop the vandalism and they will be able to fix damage for the last time.
"Vandalism in a cemetery is a very sad crime; it's not a victimless crime. There are descendants of those people and it hurts when they go back and find this. Our community is important to us and we just don't want these things happening," explains commission member, Edna Ward.
If you are interested in helping repair the damage to the cemeteries, contact the Cemetery Preservation Commission at 334-745-6713.