Local News

Do you wear YOUR seatbelt? Factual answers for common excuses

Through the course of their career, Troopers hear every excuse imaginable for a driver's behavior while behind the wheel. Among these, Troopers find seatbelt misconceptions and myths are widespread.

BREC: 'Bozie' the elephant goes to Washington

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is announcing that Bozie, its 37-year-old female Asian elephant, will be moving to the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington D.C.

Armed robbers tie up two teenage boys during home invasion; suspects wanted

Two teenage boys were tied up after two men broke into their home and robbed the place, officials say.

SCAM ALERT: Harassing caller claims to be from Bureau of Crime Investigations

Officials in St. Mary Parish are warning residents about a potential scam from a caller who claims to be from the Bureau of Crime Investigations.

Fats Domino's white piano makes its post-Katrina return

No doubt, repairing Hurricane Katrina damage can have a domino effect. That's certainly the case for Fats Domino's white grand piano.

Dogs graduate inmate training

Friday was graduation day for three of Dixon Correctional Institute residents. Three young dogs are well on their way to becoming service dogs.

Denham Springs oil tank fire subsided, evacuees ready to return home

Over 30 Denham Springs families were left out of their homes as two oil tanks burned out after catching on fire.

Man convicted of negligent homicide will serve no jail time

Stanley White, the man convicted of negligent homicide in 1994 stemming from an automobile accident that took the life of an 11 week old infant, has walked free from an Ascension Parish courtroom today.

Three arrested after chase in stolen vehicle ends with a crash on Old Hammond Highway

Three men were arrested after crashing a stolen vehicle during a police pursuit, officials say.

Narcotics suspect believed to have died from swallowing drugs during raid

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation in which a man is believed to have ingested narcotics during the execution of a BRPD search warrant.