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  • Seven booked on suspicion of DWI in East Baton Rouge...

    Saturday Oct 20 | via The Advocate 

    Authorities arrested at least seven people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into parish prison between noon Thursday and noon Saturday, booking records show. Quinnez Anderson, 31, 8150 Hargis St., Convent, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, and suspended or revoked driver's license.

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  • Probe into fired Baton Rouge officer finds body, car...

    Friday Oct 19 | via The Advocate 

    From left, Ronald Haley, Jr. and Tenesia Howard listen as her son Raheem Howard, who was arrested after an officer-involved shooting with Baton Rouge Police Department officer Yuseff Hamadeh but later cleared, discusses the firing on Thursday of Hamadeh, at a press conference outside the 19th Judicial District Courthouse, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Attorney Ashley Greenhouse is at right.

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  • Man indicted in June shooting death of young woman o...

    Friday Oct 19 | via The Advocate 

    Cars whiz by a flower memorial, seen Friday, June 15, 2018, on College Drive near Bardwell Drive, where Dedawn Jewel Bush, 20, of Baton Rouge was fatally shot around 9 p.m. Wednesday night on the busy street. Cars whiz by a flower memorial, seen Friday, June 15, 2018, on College Drive near Bardwell Drive, where Dedawn Jewel Bush, 20, of Baton Rouge was fatally shot around 9 p.m. Wednesday night on the busy street.

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  • 20 years later: Suspect arrested in 1998 rape case

    Friday Oct 19 | via WBRZ 

    More than 20 years after the alleged crime, Baton Rouge police have arrested a man in connection to a 1998 rape case. According to the arrest report, the female victim was assaulted in January 1998 in the 3800 block of Choctaw Drive.

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  • Victim in unsolved 20-year-old Baton Rouge rape reco...

    Friday Oct 19 | via KSLA-TV Shreveport 

    Baton Rouge police have arrested a Baker man in connection with a rape case that had been unsolved for over 20 years. John Louis Davis, 38, of Baker, was arrested on October 18 for allegedly raping a woman in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 1998.

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  • Baton Rouge judge sentences man to 12 years in accid...

    Friday Oct 19 | via The Advocate 

    A veteran state judge railed against what she called a "culture of young black males" carrying guns as she sentenced a 21-year-old man to 12 years in prison for accidentally shooting and killing a woman while he was in the back seat of a car she was driving in Baton Rouge. District Judge Bonnie Jackson sentenced James Seymore, of Ponchatoula, on Thursday to consecutive terms of five years for negligent homicide and seven years for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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  • Three booked on suspicion of DWI in East Baton Rouge...

    Wednesday Oct 17 | via The Advocate 

    Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into parish prison between noon Tuesday and noon Wednesday, booking records show. Ronald Fisher, 71, 3975 Oswego St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation, distribution of Schedule 1 drugs, obstruction of justice and window tint violation.

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  • Photos: Squad of fallen Baton Rouge officer Montrell...

    Wednesday Oct 17 | via The Advocate 

    A fitting for Angel Armor protective vests for members of the Baton Rouge Police Department squad of fallen BRPD officer Montrell Jackson, who was killed in the 2016 ambush shooting that claimed the lives of three Baton Rouge area law enforcement officers, was held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 at Gerry Lane Enterprises. The vests were made possible by fundraising of approximately $20,000 through the partnership of the Capital Area Law Enforcement Foundation and former Major League Baseball player David Dellucci Foundation, through money raised in last February's Bulls Eyes and Badges archery competition and corporate donations from groups including Gerry Lane Enterprises, United Aqua Group and Awning World.

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  • Police name man on death row as suspect in 1999 killing

    Tuesday Oct 16 | via The Victoria Advocate 

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  • MS reporter's investigation into killing of trans te...

    Tuesday Oct 16 | via Sunherald.com 

    Sexual violence is a social and public health problem in the U.S. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey says nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men experienced sexual violence victimization other than rape at some point in their lives. Scott Walker talks about his father, former DMR chief Bill Walker, who was taken into custody Wednesday after a hearing in federal court on his probation status.

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  • Suspect in murder-for-hire plot takes plea deal, div...

    Tuesday Oct 16 | via WBRZ 

    One of four men charged in a 2015 murder-for-hire plot has agreed to divulge details of the killing in exchange for a plea deal. According to court documents, Daniel Richter has agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter in exchange for testifying against his accused co-conspirators.

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  • A crime both small and big businesses are victims of...

    Monday Oct 15 | via Sunherald.com 

    Sexual violence is a social and public health problem in the U.S. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey says nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men experienced sexual violence victimization other than rape at some point in their lives. Scott Walker talks about his father, former DMR chief Bill Walker, who was taken into custody Wednesday after a hearing in federal court on his probation status.

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  • Two booked on suspicion of DWI in East Baton Rouge b...

    Monday Oct 15 | via The Advocate 

    Authorities arrested at least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into parish prison between noon Saturday and noon Monday, booking records show. Compiled from staff reports.

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  • District Attorney examining case of Baton Rouge cop ...

    Sunday Oct 14 | via KNOE-TV Monroe 

    A district attorney in Louisiana is examining the case of a Baton Rouge police officer who was fired after shooting at a motorist. Police said they found no probable cause to arrest former officer Yuseff Hamadeh, who was with the department for two years.

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  • No arrest, but prosecutor looking at gunfire by ex-o...

    Sunday Oct 14 | via KATC-TV Lafayette 

    A district attorney in Louisiana is examining the case of a Baton Rouge police officer who was fired after shooting at a motorist. Police said they found no probable cause to arrest former officer Yuseff Hamadeh, who was with the department for two years.

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  • Baton Rouge man arrested for allegedly killing rumor...

    Friday Oct 12 | via The Advocate 

    A Baton Rouge man was arrested Thursday night, accused of the Sept. 8, 2017, fatal shooting of a man on Seneca Street, just an hour after the victim had spoken to Baton Rouge Police about a double murder that had happened earlier that same day, Baton Rouge Police arrest records show.

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  • BRPD detectives find no 'probable cause for any crim...

    Friday Oct 12 | via The Advocate 

    Despite the firing of the Baton Rouge police officer who shot at a motorist in August, the department's investigators found no probable cause to arrest him, East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore III said Friday. Yuseff Hamadeh, a two-year veteran of the police department, was fired Thursday after an investigation into the Aug. 7 officer-involved shooting during a traffic stop.

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  • BRPD detectives did not find cause to arrest fired B...

    Friday Oct 12 | via The Advocate 

    From left, Ronald Haley, Jr. and Tenesia Howard listen as her son Raheem Howard, who was arrested after an officer-involved shooting with Baton Rouge Police Department officer Yuseff Hamadeh but later cleared, discusses the firing on Thursday of Hamadeh, at a press conference outside the 19th Judicial District Courthouse, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Attorney Ashley Greenhouse is at right.

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  • Plank Road store owner pleads with community after e...

    Friday Oct 12 | via The Advocate 

    The latest development in the shooting death of a 25-year-old man killed outside a Plank Road business last week had that business owner on Thursday pleading with the community to confront its problems before the lives of more young black men are destroyed. "This neighborhood is plagued by crime because you have a lot of absentee fathers in this community," said Bryan Glover, owner of G&T Tires.

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  • Baton Rouge Police fire officer who shot at motorist...

    Friday Oct 12 | via The Advocate 

    Baton Rouge Police Detective Joe Dargin, left, and Detective Jeff Anders, right, escort Raheem Howard, 21, of 6952 Carvel Court in Baker, on Aug. 10, 2018, at the violent crimes unit in Baton Rouge, La. Counts against Howard, who was accused of firing a gun at a Baton Rouge Police Officer following a traffic stop, are now being dropped for lack of evidence, although the investigation is ongoing, including a probe of the officer, Yuseff Hamadeh.

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