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Baton Rouge interstate system still shut down, but there's hope for Thursday; live updates ... What's it going to take to get Baton Rouge area roads and interstates back in operation? ... state police have reported three to four times more wrecks than usual in recent days, mostly due to road conditions.
A Baton Rouge police Dept. unit unit blocks access to I-10 at the westbound entrance ramp from College Drive, as temperatures stay below freezing, Wednesday ... Major roads, interstates and bridges in the Baton Rouge area were shut down Wednesday morning after conditions worsened overnight due to ...

A man accidentally shot and wounded himself Tuesday morning on Harry Drive, said Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. Story Continued Below. It appeared the man was injured in a lower limb after the incident, which happened about 11 a.m. in the 6800 block of Harry Drive, Coppola ...
Baton Rouge - police are seeking a suspect in connection with a bank robbery that occurred Tuesday morning in Baton Rouge. According to the Baton Rouge police Department, the crime happened around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Chase bank on Monterrey Boulevard. police a black male suspect ...
But police got lucky in this case. They tracked down some surveillance video of the suspect, stealing parking meters on North 6th Street in Downtown Baton Rouge. police now have a warrant for the arrest of 36-year old Randy Deon Thomas. He's wanted for burglarizing or stealing almost 80 parking meters ...
Trenisha Jackson, widow of Baton Rouge police Cpl. Montrell Jackson, holds their child Mason Jackson, as she arrives to view his casket at the Living Faith Christian Center in Baton Rouge, LA., on July 25, 2016. Jackson and two other law enforcement officers were killed and three others wounded July 17, ...

Baton Rouge police investigate a shooting at the City Town Meat market on Sycamore Street near Beechwood Drive, Tuesday, January 9, 2018, in Baton Rouge, LA. ... One person was shot during an attempted robbery Tuesday evening in north Baton Rouge, police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely said.
Though the Sheriff's Department received some federal reimbursements to replace police cars and other equipment lost when floods inundated Baton Rouge in 2016, Gautreaux said, there was no reimbursement to recoup lost property tax revenue. The Sheriff's Department is almost entirely dependent ...
Congratulations to Murphy Paul as he takes the helm as the new chief of the Baton Rouge police Department. Paul was officially sworn in Monday as the city's police chief, moving to the post from his previous job as deputy superintendent of the Bureau of Investigation for Louisiana State Police. Paul knows ...
Baton Rouge police on Tuesday released photos of man who they believe was the getaway driver in a September homicide that killed a 21-year-old man, said police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola. Investigators believe the man in the photos drove a black Ford Fusion that was been connected to the killing ...
Surrounded by friends and family, Murphy Paul, center, hugs Chief Federal Judge Brian Jackson, Middle District of Louisiana, back to camera, after being officially sworn in as Chief of the Baton Rouge police Department by Monday Jan. 8, 2018, in Baton Rouge, LA. The ceremony was held in the Metro ...
A Baton Rouge man was arrested Saturday after investigators found his wallet last month at the scene of a robbery where a store clerk was beat with a hammer, according to a Baton Rouge police report. police said Michael Everett, 47, entered the Florida Boulevard Circle K around 1:30 a.m. on Dec.
police say the nursing student and mother was killed by her boyfriend. It was impossible to know at the time, but that first killing of 2017 was a start to what would become the most murderous year in known history for East Baton Rouge Parish: reaching what authorities believe are unprecedented levels of ...
Interim BRPD Chief Jonny Dunnam left, gives the BRPD Chief's badge to Louisiana State Police Lt. Col. Murphy Paul, right, who was appointed as the new Chief of police for the Baton Rouge police Department by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome Friday Dec. 29, 2017, Baton Rouge, LA. He was ...
In 2014, Baton Rouge police Department homicide detectives worked 53 homicide cases. At that time, there were 17 officers in the unit. Three years later, as the number of killings in the city soars to a historic high, four fewer homicide detectives are staffing the critical division, a ripple effect from an officer ...
A man killed in one of two nearby shootings in Baton Rouge Friday has been identified. Carl K. Moore Jr., 32, was killed in the shooting outside of a barbershop in the 3200 block of Plank Road. The shooting occurred about 3 p.m., Baton Rouge police said. Story Continued Below. Moore's address was ...
Ronald Stevens previously worked for the Baton Rouge police Department for 29 years in a number of roles. He was the chief of the Southern University police Department and, more recently, as an investigator at the Louisiana Department of Justice, which is a division of the state Attorney General's Office.

The Municipal police Employees' Retirement System, MPERS, has spent years fighting a policy that allows Baton Rouge police officers to apply overtime payments toward their retirement calculations. Officers who pad their salaries by working overtime can receive higher annual retirement payments than ...
Baton Rouge police are investigating a two-vehicle crash Friday near Winbourne Avenue and Dougherty Drive that killed a Woodville, Mississippi, man and injured one other person. Oliver Perry, 67, was taken to a hospital but died later Friday from his injuries, said Sgt. Don Coppola Jr., a Baton Rouge ...
Gunshots rang out through a residential neighborhood in north Baton Rouge late Wednesday morning, leaving one man dead and his family distraught. Crews responded around 11:45 a.m. to Avenue E near Elmer Avenue just north of Southern University's campus and found 59-year-old Billie Rollins, ...
Murphy Paul, who was recently selected by East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome to be the next chief of the Baton Rouge police Department, will be officially sworn in on Monday, January 8. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held at 2 p.m. in the metro council ...
LSU officials named the interim head of the LSU police Department as their new university police chief Friday morning, choosing him from among a diverse pool of 27 applicants who hailed from as far away as Las Vegas and Haiti. Bart Thompson, who has been with LSU Police since 2010, has served as ...
A civil service board Thursday upheld the termination of Baton Rouge police officer Derek Burns, who was fired from the department five years ago after his arrest on accusations that he falsified misdemeanor summonses. The board was told that investigators had concluded Burns falsified the documents ...
East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome completed her interviews Friday of the last two of the five finalists for the Baton Rouge police chief position and will make a final decision by the end of the year. Broome interviewed the finalists last week after a committee she organized ...
The East Baton Rouge Metro Council voted unanimously Wednesday during its final meeting of the year to dole out money to help the Baton Rouge police Department purchase new vehicles; to help the Baton Rouge Fire Department build new stations; to repair damaged governmental buildings; and to ...
Baton Rouge - This Friday, there's an event to help raise money for injured Baton Rouge police Officer Rickey Faust. In March, Faust was involved in a single-car crash responding to a call. A fundraiser a couple of weeks ago raised the funds needed to purchase a van, equipped with the tools necessary ...
Authorities are investigating a shooting in downtown Baton Rouge reported around 8:30 a.m. Thursday that left two people injured, according to Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely. Story Continued Below. McKneely said the incident was a robbery and the suspects are still at large.
Nearly $93 million is allocated to pay for the Baton Rouge police Department's operations next year. The budget includes $845,000 for body camera maintenance and video storage. The police department's budget includes funding for two academies of 35 recruits each to help an agency that is short on ...
Training sessions will start in January for the first group of community police ambassadors participating in a program aimed at reducing tensions between Baton Rouge police officers and the residents they serve. At an informational meeting Monday, organizers said they plan to accept all applicants who ...
Officials have said the recent uptick in homicides has also placed a strain on law enforcement agencies already experiencing low staffing levels. Despite the overall personnel shortage, Baton Rouge police Department has recently expanded its teams of homicide detectives and street crimes officers.
A man jumped off an overpass to avoid being hit while checking his car for damage after crashing into the barrier Saturday afternoon, said Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely. Story Continued Below. The man jumped off the I-10 West overpass near the I-110 split. The extent of his ...
A Baton Rouge homeowner held a man he caught trying to break into his house at gunpoint and broadcast the incident on facebook live until the police arrived Wednesday, according to a WBRZ report. Caesar Ray said he was working on his home that flooded when he heard his daughter's car alarm go ...
However, if the city of Baton Rouge was to absorb all of the remaining unincorporated ares of the parish it would place an enormous strain on the police department, Nijoka said. And while there has been periodic disussion of combining city police with the parish Sheriff's Office, no one's ever been able to ...
Community members will have a chance to weigh in on the search for a Baton Rouge police chief Thursday night at a public comment forum when the search committee plans to whittle the pool from seven to five candidates. Public comments will be limited to three minutes each. After they are complete, any ...
... Baton Rouge Parish so far in 2017, 10 of them were killed by current or former dating partners, according to records maintained by The Advocate. One man, 38-year-old Joseph Bunch III, was killed by his girlfriend, Jimeelah Crockett, who was then arrested on second-degree murder, according to police.
a suspect has been arrested in a Sept. 26 fatal shooting on Rosenwald Road in Baton Rouge, police said Monday. Kendrick Davis, 22, address unknown, was arrested Sunday and booked on a count of second-degree murder in the death of Craig Thomas, 22, of 4343 Denham St., according to a BRPD ...
Sunday evening The Baton Rouge police Department along with the Baton Rouge Union of police, Back the Blue, Behind the Line BR and the Magnolia peace Officers Association hosted "A Christmas of Hope," a benefit for veteran police officer Rickey Faust and his family. Faust is currently bound to a ...
A proposal to put a new tax on the ballot to raise the pay of Baton Rouge police officers appears to be losing support. Several Metro Council members who withheld judgment when Councilman Matt Watson floated the tax proposal last month say they oppose it now that they've had time to review it.
One person was arrested in connection to a Sunday morning fatal shooting on Parnell Drive, Baton Rouge police said. Taher Toom, 53, will be booked into Tangipahoa Parish Jail on counts of second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon, police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said. Toom, 14055 ...
A man who lied about being a licensed contractor and failed to complete the repairs on a flooded home has been arrested, according to police. Nicholas Phillips, 27, of Baton Rouge, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish prison on a charge of residential contractor fraud. According to the probable ...
Current deputy superintendent of the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations Lt. Col. Murphy J. Paul Jr. addresses the committee as he is interviewed as part of the city-parish's search for a new chief of police for the Baton Rouge police Department, Thursday, November 30, 2017, at City Hall in ...
A Baton Rouge police Dept. officer, who declined to be identified, uses a metal detector to search a grassy area under trees, in an area cordoned off by crime scene tape near ... Baton Rouge police are investigating the death of a man found in the 6600 block of Scenic Highway early Friday as a homicide.
A 12-year veteran of the Baton Rouge police Department was recently suspended and is now under Criminal Investigation after accusations that he had sex while on duty, police said. Cpl. Michael Edwards was suspended without pay for 80 days -- from Oct. 7 to Dec. 25 -- after an internal affairs ...
Britain Farrel Weber, 32, who served in the Army National Guard in Afghanistan, was reported missing to Baton Rouge police Oct. 29, three ...
James, 20, died later that night. Baton Rouge police still have not identified the shooter, police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said Tuesday.
A West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy ran over a man who had been leading law enforcement on a chase in Addis, a state police ...
Baton Rouge police say a 38-year-old man is accused of whipping his son with a belt in an elementary school teachers' lounge because the ...
In this file photo, former New Orleans police Chief Ronal Serpas is pictured outside Federal Court after sentences were handed out to five ...
A Baton Rouge man was arrested Thursday morning after he was accused of raping a woman twice in August, according to a Baton Rouge ...
From left, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Deputy Pashion Norman gets a hug from Jessie Sam, 75, after Norman and Cpl. Lavontia Ealy ...


 

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