Baton Rouge,

BR attorney arrested on domestic charge Friday

BATON ROUGE - Attorney Peyton Murphy was arrested after an alleged domestic incident involving his estranged wife. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Murphy was booked into jail Friday morning on a charge of domestic abuse. Court documents show Murphy's wife has a restraining order against him related...
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Baton Rouge,

BRPD searching for suspects targeting and shooting police units

BATON ROUGE- As gun violence increases in the capital area, Baton Rouge Police have fallen in the line of fire. "Well, it's a very serious situation. We've had two police units while they are out there working being shot at,” said BRPD spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely. The first incident happened...
Baton Rouge,

Man charged with negligent homicide in overnight shooting

BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested for negligent homicide after a shooting left one dead in an East Baton Rouge neighborhood Thursday night. Police say Israel Crockett, 21, was shot on Ford Street around 8 p.m. Thursday. Crockett was taken to a hospital where he later died. Police booked...
Baton Rouge,

St. Jude Dream Home winner chosen Friday afternoon

BATON ROUGE – The winner of the 2021 St. Jude Dream Home giveaway was selected live on Channel 2 Friday afternoon. Stephen Cody of Baton Rouge was picked as the recipient of the $635,000 Dream Home in the trendy Pointe-Marie planned community off River Road. The beautiful home is nestled among the fields and trees along the Mississippi River about eleven miles from downtown Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge,

One dead after car crashes near Harding Boulevard, BRPD says

One person died in a car crash Thursday night near Harding Boulevard, Baton Rouge Police said. A 2020 Hyundai Accent was found in a canal around 6:19 a.m. Friday on North I-110 near Harding Boulevard, according to BRPD spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely Jr. Teshaa Moore, 26, was driving the Accent...
Ascension Parish,

Cointment declares State of Emergency ahead of expected Tropical Weather

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment signed a declaration today placing Ascension Parish in a State of Emergency ahead of expected tropical weather from Invest 92L. The declaration was filed with the Clerk of Court’s office. In his reasoning for issuing the declaration, President Cointment noted “a potential for heavy rainfall,...
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Next phase for Ascension Parish is a drainage plan

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A nine-month moratorium on new development is set in place for Ascension Parish, now parish officials can start figuring out a plan to fix drainage issues. For the next nine months, no developments will happen in Ascension Parish. During that time, parish officials say they’re...
Baton Rouge,

LWC: First-time unemployment claims continue to drop

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Workforce Commission reported Friday first-time unemployment claims for the week ending June 12 dropped to 5,242 from the week previous week's of 5,569. For a comparison, during the week ending June 13, 2020, 23,122 first-time claims were filed. The unemployment continued claims also decreased...
Baton Rouge,

Dylan Crews named Perfect Game Freshman of the Year

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LSU right-fielder Dylan Crews has been named Perfect Game/Rawlings Sports Freshman of the Year. Crews was the top rated undrafted high school prospect to step on to a college campus. Crews withdrew his name days just before the 2020 MLB Draft. Crews has also been...
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REPORT: Texas A&M will hire LSU’s Nolan Cain

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Texas A&M Aggies and new head coach Jim Schlossnagle have made a huge addition to their coaching staff, according to D1 Baseball’s Kendall Rogers. The Aggies are set to hire LSU assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Nolan Cain. He has spent the past five...
Baton Rouge,

2021 Juneteenth events happening around Baton Rouge

Juneteenth, a holiday held each year on June 19, is a celebration commemorating the end of slavery on June 19, 1865. People across the country come together to celebrate this monumental day in history. Here’s a list of ways you can celebrate Juneteenth around Baton Rouge. If we missed an...
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Local officials urge caution as disturbance moves toward coast

Local officials are urging caution as a disturbance that is expected to form into a tropical storm moves through the Gulf of Mexico toward the Louisiana coast. A state of emergency has been declared in Livingston Parish, according to officials from the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LOHSEP).