Authorities target BR shops selling synthetic marijuana

 Right now, more than 1,500 packets of synthetic marijuana are off the streets tonight, and nearly a dozen smoke shop workers are in the East Baton Rouge Jail because of it.

Suspect named in shooting death of West St. John coach

Baton Rouge Police officers are looking for Kendric Letrell Cloud, 25, of Baker, who is wanted in connection with the shooting death of West St. John High School assistant football coach Juan Joseph.

Teen stops mother's rape in Assumption Parish

A Belle Rose man is now in jail after authorities say he tried to rape a woman in her home. Deputies say Henry Buggage, 58, gave the woman a ride home on November 16, 2014, from the Alexis Sports Bar.

3 Hammond men arrested for cutting 19-year-old

Three Hammond men are now in jail after deputies say they cut a 19-year-old man in the face. It happened around 3:00 p.m. on November 16, 2014, on Milton Road.

West St. John HS football coach killed outside BR nightclub

Investigators say West St. John High School quarterbacks coach Juan Joseph was shot during an argument early Sunday outside of a nightclub near I-10.

EBR Detectives search for man responsible for Port Drive shooting

East Baton Rouge Detectives are searching for a suspect who they say killed another man on November 15, 2014.

2 Baton Rouge Police officers fired, in jail after indictment

UPDATE (5:21 pm): Emerson Jackson, 32, and Travis Wheeler, 27, turned themselves in to police and have been booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with Abuse of Office.

New Orleans man shoots, kills stranger on his front lawn

Police are trying to determine if Bradley Parvez and the man he shot and killed on his front lawn Thursday morning in East Carrollton knew each other.

3 arrested for robbing McDonald’s in Albany

Three men have been arrested in connection with the November 7, 2014 armed robbery of the McDonald’s restaurant located in Albany.

Grand Isle fire chief, 19 others arrested in major drug bust

Two members of the Grand Isle Volunteer Fire Department -- including the chief -- have been arrested in a major undercover operation that focused on the illegal sale of drugs and alcohol on the island.

Belle Chase woman arrested for filing false report against political candidate

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman for filing a false report against a political candidate.

Hammond authorities catch luxury car thief after extensive search

UPDATE: The man who allegedly stole an Audi and crashed it off of I-155 is now in custody, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office.

Arson fire destroys house on Tuscaloosa Street

The Baton Rouge Fire Department says an arson fire completely destroyed a house on Tuscaloosa Street. Fire fighters arrived on the scene around 4:25 a.m. on November 13, 2014 to find the vacant house engulfed in flames. 

Alabama man eludes State Police overnight, arrested in Denham Springs

UPDATE 11/12/14 – Shortly after 8:00 am on November 12, 2014, the third individual which fled on foot was located and arrested in Denham Springs. After spending the night in the woods, 21 year old Christopher L.

Scammers target Shaw Center businesses, threaten to cut electricity

Scammers threatened to cut power to businesses inside the Shaw Center for the Arts Wednesday.