Crime

  Ascension Parish authorities identify body found floating in canal

Investigators have released the identity of a Gonzales woman discovered floating in a canal in St. Amant on Dec. 3.

Woman arrested for allegedly stabbing man in neck while he was sleeping

1 arrested, 1 wanted for allegedly stealing $50-100k of merchandise from business

Man suspected in death of Houston-area officer arrested in Texas

  Former Tulane, NFL player among 2 arrested for 2013 fatal shooting

Man arrested on animal abuse charges after horse dies as officers respond

  Accused serial killer, Ryan Sharpe, says he was ‘filling tags’ as part of big case with federal agencies

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  Baton Rouge’s Real Time Crime Center receives major donation

Second suspect in Canal St. shooting arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish

  Store owner arrested, accused of buying stolen liquor, reselling it at store

Attorneys for man killed by WBR deputy ask to present evidence to AG’s Office, want full investigation released

  3 teens accused in vehicle burglaries in Denham Springs

Suspects identified, 1 arrested in Canal St. mass shooting

  Baton Rouge man pleads not guilty to child porn, including ‘toddler erotica’

A Baton Rouge man has pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges.

For second time in a week, body scanner at Angola detects alleged drug smuggling

For the second time in a week, a body scanner at Louisiana State Penitentiary, known as Angola, detected drugs and helped prevent a visitor from allegedly smuggling drugs into the prison.

  KIRAN: Police officer accused of double-dipping payroll hours during movie production in Clinton

A Wilson police officer has been arrested for payroll fraud after logging hours incorrectly during a movie production in Clinton.

Authorities say woman sold raffle tickets under guise of house fire, sick husband

Darwin Durison and Nettie Adams, both of Winnfield, have been arrested. Authorities say Adams was selling raffle tickets under the guise that her home had burned, injuring her child, and that her husband had cancer.

26 new BRPD officers to begin patrolling areas of high crime

La. State Police arrest sword-wielding man in French Quarter

Police identify man shot to death at Howell Park

Volunteer coach at Central High School admits to asking students for nude photographs; EBRSO investigating

  KIRAN: Baton Rouge attorney turns himself in on criminal charges

  Former Louisiana deputy fire marshal arrested, charged with cruelty to animals

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Men seen hauling off ATM in truck from Plaquemine store

Plaquemine authorities are looking for two men who broke into a business and stole an ATM.

Slidell man facing over 50 charges of sex crimes against animals, children

Ian Bagley is facing a staggering list of charges, including 46 counts of sexual abuse of animals.

  Arrest made after teen critically injured in shooting at Jim & Lu convenience store

An 18-year-old has been arrested in connection with a shooting at a convenience store on Government Street on Nov. 18.

Bourbon St. strip club owner booked with raping child at business

A French Quarter strip club owner allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl who was led to her club by another employee, according to court documents.

  Teen arrested after fatal shooting on Prescott Road

One person has been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting on Prescott Road that happened Nov. 23.

  BROOME: Average Baton Rouge citizen is safe despite recent violent crime uptick

According to Mayor Broome, crime is down in the capital city, despite the "anomaly" that was the month of November.

  WANTED: Man accused of breaking into apartment, stealing laptop

Officials are asking for the public’s help locating a man accused of breaking into an apartment and stealing a laptop.

Five arrested, four wanted in connection with shooting at event hall in Jennings

Five people have been arrested and four are wanted in connection with the killing of 22-year-old Dakota Chaisson at an event hall in Jennings on Nov. 29, 2019.

  3 arrested after teen boy shot, killed walking home from school

The 17-year-old boy who was shot on Ottawa Drive while walking home Monday afternoon died Tuesday morning, according to an update from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.

  High school teacher indicted for indecent behavior with juveniles also worked at kids’ summer camp, Diocese of Baton Rouge confirms

A Dutchtown High teacher is accused of sharing inappropriate messages and pictures with students.

  Two men wanted for attempting to steal ATM in Ascension

Officials say the two suspects were unsuccessful in removing the ATM and abandoned a stolen truck.

  3 arrested on suspicion of 23 car break-ins in Livingston

Several stolen items and a stolen vehicle were reported in the Woodland Crossing subdivision.

Denham Springs man accused of coercing 9-year-old, six others to send sexual images through Facebook

Federal documents obtained by WAFB show a Louisiana resident coerced a 9-year-old Kentucky child and six others to send sexually explicit photos and videos through Facebook.

Man sentenced to prison for attempted murder in 2014 after St. James High School basketball game

A man from Convent has been sentenced to jail time for a shooting in 2014 after a St. James High School basketball game.

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: FedEx employee accused of stealing a package while delivering another

Addis Police Chief Ricky Anderson said his officers have arrested a FedEx employee after he allegedly stole a package while delivering another package.

  Man accused of exposing himself to patrons at multiple restaurants

A Baker man is in custody after being accused of exposing his genitals to patrons at multiple different restaurants.

  Man accused of raping female LSU student in parking lot of dorm

A man has been arrested after reportedly raping a female in the parking lot of a dorm at LSU.

Charge dropped against ex-LSU student in hazing death

Prosecutors have dismissed a hazing charge against a former fraternity member indicted in the 2017 alcohol-related hazing death of a pledge at Louisiana State University

  Man stabs his brother during fight in Holden

The man is in critical condition and was transported to the hospital.

DA moves forward with charges against man found asleep in Governor’s Mansion

Documents show East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore moved forward with charges against Reynard Green, 34, the same man troopers found sleeping on a couch in the Governor’s Mansion in April.

  Livingston DPW employees suspected of burglary while on the clock, in work vehicle

wo former employees of the Livingston DPW have been arrested after allegedly burglarizing a home and stealing firearms.

  New video shows chaos after New Orleans mass shooting

New surveillance video from the scene of Sunday's mass shooting near Bourbon and Canal streets show some of the aftermath after the gunfire.

New Orleans bible school president accused of sexual contact with student

Federal agents have arrested the president of a Louisiana bible college as he tried to get off of a plane.

  1 arrested, 1 injured in shooting on Kansas Street over cell phone

A shooting was reported on Kansas Street on Monday morning.

  John Paul Funes now in federal custody

The former head of the OLOL Foundation, John Paul Funes, has started his federal prison sentence for embezzlement. He reported to a federal prison in Indiana Monday, Dec. 2.

Visitor charged after allegedly trying to smuggle synthetic marijuana into prison inside body

A visitor is now behind bars after allegedly trying to smuggle synthetic marijuana into Louisiana State Penitentiary inside her body.

Surveillance video shows crowd fleeing after gunshots erupt on Canal Street

Surveillance video from a business shows the moments gunfire erupted on Canal Street over the weekend.

  UPDATE: Weapon recovered in Canal St. shooting, shooter still on the loose

New Orleans police said a mass shooting on Canal St. that left 10 people injured was the result of a feud.

  WalletHub: Baton Rouge one of least safe cities in United States

Two other Louisiana cities made the list as well.

Witness recalls chaotic scene following Canal St. shooting that left 10 injured

It’s calmer on Canal Street now, but it was a much more chaotic scene there less than 24 hours ago

  New Orleans PD: 10 people shot on Canal Street, 2 in critical condition

Two of the 11 victims are in critical condition

Criminologist reacts to mass shooting near French Quarter

Criminologist Dr. Peter Scharf says the state of mind someone would have to be in to openly fire a gun into a crowd, especially with police officers just feet away, is a terrifying thought.

Mayor Cantrell, NOPD Chief release statements on Canal Street mass shooting

NOPD Chief Shaun Ferguson says investigation is in the very beginning stages

  One injured in shooting near apartment complex on College Drive

Baton Rouge police say one person was injured in a shooting in the 2100 block of College Drive on Nov. 30.

NOPD investigating attempted kidnapping of 7-year-old

Police say it happened near the intersection of General Ogden and Olive Streets.

  Cab driver treated for non-life-threatening injuries after shot in face Thanksgiving night

Cab driver treated for non-life-threatening injuries after being shot in face by person who stole cab.

Person reportedly shot in leg on Booker Street

The condition of the patient was not made available.

  3 injured in shooting on Prescott Road

Three people were injured in a shooting on Prescott Road late Wednesday night.

  3 injured overnight in 2 separate shootings

Three people were injured in two separate shootings Wednesday morning.

Authorities still searching for answers to human head found in Cameron Parish in 2018

“You have to think that anyone who has gone missing has a loved one out there who is looking for them, who is missing them," Calcasieu Coroner’s Office Chief Investigator Charlie Hunter said. “We are just hoping to circulate that picture to as many people as we can hoping that someone will call.”

  Scout volunteer held on $50 million bond for pornography involving juveniles; Boy Scouts of America releases statement

A 49-year-old Boy Scout volunteer is being held on a massive bond for charges related to pornography involving juveniles.

  VIDEO: Person wanted after being seen on surveillance trying to break into car

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a person who can be seen on surveillance video trying to break into a car.

  LSU police looking for man accused of obscene act on Tiger Trails bus

Police on LSU’s campus are asking for the public’s help identifying a man accused of “obscenities.”

  Man, 34, killed in shooting on Blvd. De Province

Marquis McCoy, 34, was pronounced dead at a local hospital after he was shot during an incident on Blvd. De Province.

  Man arrested in fatal shooting on Curtis Street

One person was killed in a shooting in the 1500 block of Curtis Street Saturday, Nov. 9.

  BRPD dealing with another busy weekend of shootings, some fatal; mayor and chief issue joint statement

The Baton Rouge Police Department has been busy lately, with three straight weekends of multiple people being shot and killed in the Capital City.

  1 injured in shooting on Renoir Avenue

One person has been injured in a shooting on Renoir Avenue.

  SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Man wanted for stealing package from home in Gonzales

The Gonzales Police Department is currently looking for a man seen on surveillance video stealing a package from the front porch of a home in Gonzales.

Bossier City man gets 39 years for killing toddler son

Hannon admitted being responsible for the death of his young son blaming his actions on years of drug abuse.

  WANTED: East Baton Rouge authorities searching for escaped work-release inmate

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding an escaped work-release inmate.

Man who wore diaper, posed as ficticious disabled brother changes plea after threat of jail time

The man who wore a diaper and posed as his fictitious disabled brother has pleaded guilty to human trafficking and drug charges.

  Police identify man shot, killed on Fairchild Street

A body was discovered near a vehicle with gunshot wounds Sunday, Nov. 24., emergency crews confirmed to WAFB.

Unsolved double homicide haunts small Louisiana town almost a year later

The small, close-knit community of Independence remains haunted by an unsolved 2018 double shooting that claimed the life of Daytra Miller and her teenage son, Robert West Jr.

Cop killer Grover Cannon gets life sentence

The jurors who convicted him of first-degree murder say he must go to prison for killing SPD Officer Thomas LaValley

One injured after shooting near business on Old Hammond Highway

One person was transported from a shooting scene near a business located at the intersection of Boulevard De Province and Old Hammond Highway Saturday, Nov. 23.

  One injured in shooting on Plaza Tower Drive

A shooting investigation is underway in the 4100 block of Plaza Tower Drive where emergency crews were called just after 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23

  Inmate on the run from Mississippi since May arrested in Ascension Parish Saturday

Acting on a tip, deputies from the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Roderick Varnado, 29, who escaped from the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections in May 2019.

  Man accused of raping juvenile he allegedly met on Snapchat

Arrest documents state that Parker drove the juvenile to a public park in his vehicle and made several sexual demands.