CRIME & SAFETY
Accused drug dealer arrested after multi-home drug bust
BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A drug bust by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office leads to the arrest of a 29-year-old Baton Rouge man. According to EBRSO, over the past two months, detectives with EBRSO narcotics, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office and the DEA were investigating Bernard Kinchen, 29. Kinchen was identified as a distributor of pressed fentanyl pills. Detectives conducted multiple undercover purchases from Kinchen. Agents were then able to get an arrest warrant for Kinchens and search warrants for multiple locations.
Man arrested in connection with deadly Baton Rouge shooting
BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested a suspect in connection to a deadly shooting that happened in the capital city. On November 11, 2022, police responded to the 11000 block of Boardwalk Drive and found Hentrell Johnson, 24, shot to death, investigators said. The shooting happened around 2:53 a.m.
Haunting last words shouted to Baton Rouge teen after he went overboard and vanished
In a viral video that possibly shows the last moments of Cameron Robbins' life, someone is heard yelling, "bye, bye," as the Louisiana high school graduate disappears into the water and the video cuts off. Robbins, 18, was on Blackbeard's Revenge sunset cruise in the Bahamas with several hundred students...
Deputies seize more than 3,000 fentanyl pills after months-long investigation into huge drug operation
BATON ROUGE - Deputies seized thousands of lethal fentanyl pills and and made multiple arrests after a months-long probe into drug activities that involved multiple agencies. The East Baton Rogue Sheriff's Office said the Thursday that the bust centered around suspected dealer Bernard Kinchen. Deputies got a warrant for Kinchen after conducting multiple undercover purchases of pressed fentanyl.
CRIME STOPPERS: Police seek answers in unsolved murder
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Family and friends of Percy Parker Jr. are still looking for answers in his unsolved murder that took place in July of 2021. The Baton Rouge Police Department said they responded to the 4700 block of Bank St., where they found Percy Parker Jr.,49, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Fight between coworkers leads to shooting at Waffle House, police say
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one person injured at a Waffle House on Wednesday night, May 31. It reportedly happened around 10:30 p.m. at the Waffle House located at 1988 O’Neal Lane. Police said the shooting at the...
Inmate in East Baton Rouge Parish prison dies after hanging himself in jail, sheriff's office says
An inmate at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison died after using a cloth to hang himself Wednesday, the sheriff's office said. Kaddarius Cage, 28, was in jail on a count of attempted second-degree murder, accused of stabbing his stepfather on May 19, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said Thursday. The stabbing left the victim in critical, but stable condition, she added.
Zachary police investigating Thursday afternoon shooting
ZACHARY, La. (BRPROUD) — The Zachary Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured at least one person near Old Baker Road on Thursday afternoon. According to Zachary Police Chief Darryl Lawrence, a male victim was reportedly shot in the head in front of his home in the 4500 block of New Weis Road. He said there were no witnesses in the shooting.
1 killed, 2 injured in Baton Rouge triple shooting
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A triple shooting in Baton Rouge left one person dead and two others injured, according to emergency officials. It happened late Wednesday night, May 31 around 10:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of Prescott Court near Prescott Road. Officials confirmed two victims were taken to...
Zachary: One person shot in the head, hunt for suspect in East Feliciana underway
ZACHARY — Zachary Police and East Feliciana Sheriff’s deputies are currently tracking a suspect accused of shooting a person in the head near Main St. in Zachary on Thursday afternoon. Zachary Police Chief Darryl Lawrence tells UWK that the suspect fled to East Feliciana Parish, and police now...
Maintenance man attacked tenant, leapt from 4-story window at off-LSU apartment, lawsuit says
A maintenance worker forced his way into an apartment at a complex near the LSU campus in the middle of the night last summer, attacked a resident, threatened to kill her, then jumped out of a window and fell four stories to his death, a new lawsuit claims. The resident,...
Shooting that left 18-year-old dead stemmed from domestic incident, police say
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A triple shooting in Baton Rouge that left one person dead and two others injured stemmed from a domestic dispute, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. It happened late Wednesday night, May 31 around 10:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of Prescott Court near...
INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: WBR traffic clerk exposed last year is now a convicted felon
BATON ROUGE — A series of reports by the WBRZ Investigative Unit last year first exposed allegations against the woman responsible for processing traffic ticket payments in West Baton Rouge Parish. Now Mandy Miller is a convicted felon. The U.S. Attorney's office announced Thursday that Miller pleaded guilty to...
Person injured in shooting, officials say
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Emergency officials are investigating a shooting that happened Wednesday night, May 31. Officials said one person was shot on O’Neal Lane around 10:30 p.m. The victim was transported to the hospital but is stable, officials added. No other details have been released. This is...
Woman hospitalized with gunshot wound following crash has died, East Baton Rouge Sheriff says
A woman taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds following a crash in Baton Rouge on Tuesday has died, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said. Spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said the woman, who was not identified, was one of two victims hospitalized after the department received reports of shots fired from "one or two vehicles" in the 9000 block of Greenwell Street around 2:30 a.m.
Fight at fast food restaurant on O’Neal leads to shooting
BATON ROUGE —- Baton Rouge Police are responding to a triple shooting and a separate shooting on O’Neal Lane for a person shot. Sources tell Unfiltered with Kiran there was a fight at one fast food restaurant in the 1900 block of O’Neal Ln. between two people around 10:30pm on May 31.
Louisiana State Police investigating crash that killed two people
PINE GROVE, La. (BRPROUD) – Two people were killed in St. Helena Parish after a collision on Wednesday afternoon. Christopher Koch, 36, of Metairie, and Travis Connell, 51, of Denham Springs died at the crash scene, according to Louisiana State Police. Koch was driving and Connell was a passenger in a Chrysler van that was […]
Baton Rouge teen still missing at sea amid speculation about 'shark-infested' waters
A shadowy object, potentially a shark, is seen in a video after Louisiana high school grad Cameron Robbins, 18, fell overboard during a Bahamas cruise.
You can now catch a direct flight from BR to D.C.
The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a shooting after a victim ran to Waffle House for help on Wednesday night, May 31. Shooting that left 18-year-old dead stemmed from domestic incident, police say. Updated: 5 hours ago. A triple shooting in Baton Rouge that left one person dead and...
Crime Stoppers tip led to drug bust; Glock switch, cocaine, heroin seized
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A Crime Stoppers tip led to a drug bust, according to detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department. Police conducted an investigation in the 1200 block of Cristy Drive near Florida Blvd. A Glock switch was located at the home along with the following items:
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