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Suspects wanted for theft of dirt bikes from residence

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for two men seen stealing two small dirt bikes from a local residence on Hickcock Drive on January 27, 2013 at approximately 4:00 a.m.

Criminal investigation against former BRPD Chief dropped due to lack of evidence

The criminal investigation against former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White has been dropped, according to White’s attorney.

Woman to spend 17 months in prison for embezzling funds from her employer

A Denham Springs woman will spend 17 months in prison for embezzling funds from her employer, a local doctor.

Two women wanted for using stolen credit card at Family Dolar store

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for two women that made unauthorized charges using a stolen credit card from the Family Dollar store located at 6180 Plank Rd on February 28, 2013 at approximately 4:00 p.m.

AMBER ALERT: Dangerous biological parents abduct children, possibly armed

The biological parents of two children are on the run after they abducted their biological children from Florida. State Police say they have ties to the Slidell area and they should be considered armed and dangerous.

AG to Powerhouse Gym Members: File a claim

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell urges consumers adversely affected by Baton Rouge’s Powerhouse Gym to file a claim with the Louisiana Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection section.

WANTED: Police seek Prairieville burglars

Ascension Parish Major Kevin Hanna is asking for the public’s help identifying suspects responsible for burglarizing several motor homes and storage units at “A Store All Storage Rentals” on U. S.

Leak at Chalmette refinery believed to be source of chemical smell in NO area

A lingering chemical odor throughout the New Orleans area is being attributed to a refinery leak. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the Coast Guard are currently investigating the cause of the incident.

Slaughter says lack of involvement in process to blame for SUV controversy

A new SUV for the Port Allen Fire Department would cost $30,000 dollars. Some city leaders think the mayor's refusal to pay for it will cost the city a lot more.

Gas found underneath homes in Bayou Corne near sinkhole site

Assumption Parish Emergency Officials confirm that gas was found underneath two homes and a shed in Bayou Corne.