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Beer in lap, baby in backseat; sleeping driver charged with third DWI

A 24-year-old man was allegedly passed out in his vehicle with a 16oz beer in his lap while an infant sat in car seat.

Robbery victim dies of heart attack, suspect charged with first-degree murder

A Baton Rouge man died from a heart attack after three suspects allegedly caused him physical harm and robbed him of personal belongings.

Details emerge in Lisa Pate and Mickey Shunick cases

Details were released today, as Brandon Scott Lavergne plead guilty to two counts of murder today for the deaths of Lisa Pate and Mickey Shunick.

Suspects announced for St. John Parish shooting at press conference

New developments have been released in yesterday's tragic shooting in St. John the Baptist Parish. State police held a press conference, announcing the six people charged in those shootings and their charges:

UPDATE: Brandon Scott Lavergne pleads guilty to two counts of murder

Brandon Scott Lavergne has pled guilty to two counts of First-Degree Murder in the deaths of Mickey Shunick and Lisa Pate. Lavergne pled guilty to all charges in exchange for life in prison.

Two deputies killed, two wounded in Louisiana "ambush"

Two Louisiana sheriff's deputies died and two others were wounded early Thursday in what a state police official described as an ambush.

Crash shuts down part of Jefferson Hwy; suspected meth lab contained in vehicle

Louisiana State Police had to shut down part of Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge overnight.

Suspect arrested for shooting a man in the face in Baton Rouge

A 22 year old man was shot in the face early this morning and police have caught the man they believe to be responsible.

BRPD blocks off Market Place to investigate 'suspicious vehicle'

UPDATE: The Baton Rouge Police Department has cleared the scene and reports that no explosives were discovered. All roadways are now open and those who were evacuated are allowed back in the area.

Thieves hit business twice in less than a year

"It gets nervous. It's a little scary when you have this happen and this isn't the first time it's happened," says Faith Turner