‘Ignored her children’s pleas for help’: Mom and friend charged after 3-year-old beaten to death by other kids while adults were at casino, police sayLaw & Crime1 DAY AGO
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Gonzales police trying to sort out how, why woman went to Denver with abducted child
GONZALES — Gonzales police were working Monday to figure out why the grandmother of a child abducted in Ascension Parish was found with the little boy at an international airport in Denver. Police said Monday they hoped to release additional information about the disappearance of Rashid Akbar, a 4-month-old...
Cajun specialty meat market opening new stores in Baton Rouge, Central this spring
BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A Cajun specialty meat market is expanding with two new locations in Baton Rouge and Central over the coming months. “We are so excited to be expanding and bringing our home-cooked meals and Cajun specialties to so many more people,” said Tressy Leindecker, owner of Chris’s Specialty Foods.
Ascension Parish school buses getting AC units installed before next school year
BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — School buses in Ascension Parish are getting AC units installed so drivers and students will no longer experience those hot summer days while riding to school. The majority of the fleet will have AC units by the next school year. “Drivers and students and...
Fire Intentionally Set in Louisiana Walmart Store
Investigators are working to determine who may have intentionally set a Walmart store on fire in Louisiana. According to WBRZ, the Walmart store on Burbank Dr. in Baton Rouge is closed until further notice due to damage sustained in the building as a result of a fire. Fire crews were...
Thousands of Louisiana drivers told their licenses could be revoked
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Nearly 2,500 Louisiana motorists have received letters in the mail, saying they have been “convicted” and their driver’s license will be suspended unless they get an eye exam. The letters also warn that “failure to comply will result in police enforcement.”
Video shows fire that left two kids, man dead in Livingston Parish
Two kids and a man were killed in an early morning fire in Denham Springs, according to fire officials.
These Walker, LA based Puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near walker.
Job fair in Ascension Parish Tuesday aims to give people a second chance
GONZALES, La. (WAFB) - The Ascension Parish Library and the Ascension Parish Reentry Coalition will host a job fair on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The Ascension Parish Second Chance Hiring event aims to provide direct hiring opportunities for those in need of employment. It’s happening from 9 a.m. until noon at...
LSU's Angel Reese shows support to Sheryl Swoopes after backlash from Caitlin Clark criticism: 'Be a Sheryl'
Swoopes voiced concerns about Angel Reese and Caitlin Clark's eventual transition to the WNBA, and it has garnered tow different reactions out of their fan bases.
‘Ignored her children’s pleas for help’: Mom and friend charged after 3-year-old beaten to death by other kids while adults were at casino, police say
Terica Scott, Dineshia Yates, and two juveniles have been arrested in Louisiana in connection with a 3-year-old girl who was beaten to death. The post ‘Ignored her children’s pleas for help’: Mom and friend charged after 3-year-old beaten to death by other kids while adults were at casino, police say first appeared on Law & Crime.
LSU star Clyde Edwards-Helaire being recognized for his heroism during the Kansas City mass shooting
A Louisiana State University standout turned Kansas City Chief is being recognized for his heroism after shielding a young Chiefs fan during the mass shooting on Feb. 14. The "Uvalde Foundation for Kids" has chosen Clyde Edwards-Helaire as a candidate for its Heroism Award. The teenage boy's mother posted on...
How people in BR are spending their tax returns, expert weighs in on how to spend it if you haven’t
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Many in the Capital Area are eagerly waiting or have already received their 2023 tax return. This comes as the average tax refund in 2023 was $3,167, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), with about 66% of filers receiving them. The majority of Americans receive a tax refund according to the IRS. However, the size of the refund you receive depends on a wide range of factors like how much money you earned, how much you paid into taxes and what expenses you faced throughout the year.
Warning: These Are The 24 Deadliest Highways in Louisiana
Louisiana drivers from Baton Rouge to Bossier City are no stranger to the perils of the state's dangerous roadways. We've done the research and these are the roads you should avoid if possible. It's not a secret, roads in Louisiana aren't known for being well-maintained. But did you know that...
Gonzales’ CARE Center named in honor of Freeland Jackson
Mayor Barney Arceneaux and the Gonzales City Council honored the family of Freeland Jackson tonight by naming the City’s new community center the Freeland Jackson CARE (Community, Activities, Recreation and Education) Center. Mr. Jackson served the City on the Recreation Commission for 36 years from 1974 until 2010. We...
Happening Today: Groups headed to Baton Rouge
Several Acadiana groups are headed to Baton Rouge to rally at the State Capitol during the special crime session
Louisiana State University running back charged with attempted second-degree murder
Louisiana State University freshman running back, Treyvion Antwan Holly, found himself in legal trouble after being arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder following a shooting incident in Farmerville, Louisiana, on February 9. The incident left two individuals injured, prompting law enforcement to respond to an apartment complex in the...
Auto shop on Plank Road ruled total loss after early-morning fire
BATON ROUGE - An automotive shop on Plank Road was ruled to be a complete loss after a fire claimed the building early Tuesday morning. The Baton Rouge Fire Department said the fire on Plank and Wyandotte was fully involved sometime around 5 a.m.. Fire officials believe the building as well as the building next door were both empty at the time of the fire and there were no immediate reports on any injuries.
Baton Rouge Feb 19 Weekly Crime Report: 235 Incidents and 22 Crime Stories
Baton Rouge Feb 19 Weekly Crime Report: 235 Incidents and 22 Crime Stories. During the last week, Baton Rouge reported a total of 235 crime cases. The most frequently reported crime was theft, with 83 cases, representing 35% of the total cases. This was followed by 'Other' crimes, which include diverse incidents such as firearm violations and fugitive sightings, with 36 cases, and burglary, with 35 cases. Assault and vandalism were also significant, with 32 and 28 cases respectively. Less common crimes included arrests (10 cases), robbery and domestic related incidents (both 5 cases), and disturbance (1 case). These statistics highlight the importance of vigilance against theft, the most common crime, as well as the wide variety of other crimes occurring in the place.
Thrillville Fair brings the fun to Baton Rouge
Thrillville Fair brings their 3rd annual nationally traveling fair event to Baton Rouge for 11 days of fun starting on Thursday, Feburary 29th - Sunday, March 10th, 2024 at the Airline Highway Park.
Baton Rouge church considered total loss after early morning fire
BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A church was destroyed by a three-alarm fire overnight in Baton Rouge. An officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department called in the fire. The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8833 Goodwood Blvd., around 1:10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17. Around 75 firefighters, including […]