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  1. Department of Corrections trailblazer retires after 40 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Genie Powers smiled broadly has she held a plaque bearing her name as one of the newest members of the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame. Powers received the award at a Baton Rouge banquet on Friday, October 28. The banquet is a fundraiser for Angola Prison's Museum and is always well attended by law enforcement and corrections agencies from all over the state.


  2. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    It's time to give thanks and celebrate another holiday season. Our area has witnessed a series of historic and tragic events that have made it more important than ever to enjoy special moments with family and friends.


  3. Man connected to 11 occupant home shooting finally behind barsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    A Baton Rouge man connected to a drive-by shooting into a Baker home with 11 occupants is now behind bars. David Chambers, 24, was arrested by the Baton Rouge Police Department on Saturday, October 23 on attempted first degree murder charges.


  4. Couple jailed after allegedly shooting into home with 11 people insideRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    A couple in Baton Rouge was arrested after allegedly opening fire on a house in Baker. Bryon Dickerson, 24, and Wylet Washington, 39, both of Baton Rouge were arrested by the Baker Police Department on Friday, October 14 on attempted first degree murder charges.


  5. Baker man arrested for domestic abuse, forcible rapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    On Saturday, October 1, the Baker Police department responded to a domestic abuse complaint that occurred on Daniels Street. When police arrived on the scene, the victim informed officers that, 57-year-old David Janes, had been aggressively grabbing the victim and forced himself sexually without the victim consent.


  6. Baker kicks off homecoming weekend with paradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Baker High and Middle school bands paraded through the city to get the homecoming celebration going. The senior and junior court graced the crowds with a little royalty and some sweet surprises.


  7. Hundreds of evacuated female inmates transferred to closed EBR youth centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    A prison in East Baton Rouge Parish that sat empty for two years is now home to female inmates who were forced out of their old home in St. Gabriel by high water. Two buses full of inmates from Dequincy near Lake Charles made their way into Baker as 79 women were transferred from the Phelps Correctional Center in southwest Louisiana closer to Baton Rouge.


  8. EBR Metro Council amends city-parish development code, still has questions about impactRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council held a special meeting Wednesday night where council members voted unanimously to amend the current definition of substantial damage and record inundation for the city-parish development code. The decision came after hours of discussion.


  9. EBR Metro Council to hold special meeting related to home elevation codesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Council members in East Baton Rouge Parish will hold a special meeting to discuss the issues related to people who could be forced to elevate their homes due to the historic flood event. If you're on a mobile device, click the link to see a slideshow of flooding in East Baton Rouge Parish - The special council meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept.


  10. Bethany South welcomes displaced church members, newcomersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The message was clear at Bethany South on Sunday as hundreds of displaced church members prayed for renewal. They stood tall and held their hands high with their heads bowed praying for those around them.


  11. BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo reopens after historic floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo in Baker will reopen Wednesday morning as the parish continues to cleanup from the historic flooding. According to director Phil Frost, the zoo is set to open at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and will return to its regular schedule.


  12. Volunteers help Baker, Zachary police with water rescuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Volunteers spent much of their time Saturday in Baker and Zachary helping police with water rescues. Many of the brave rescues took place along Groom Road.


  13. BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo watching water levelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo in Baker has been watching its water levels rising as there has been lots of flood damage. Zoo director Phil Frost said the animals look good and the workers, some who have flood damages in their own homes, are still working to feed and care for our zoo animals.


  14. Shelter locations, phone numbers for emergency rescue needsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Shelters are opening in south Louisiana for those trying to escape the rising waters created by the heavy rains that have fallen across the area. The Salvation Army, 7361 Airline Hwy., Baton Rouge Evacuations happening in Baker in the Wimbish Estates neighborhood off McHugh Road.


  15. EBR Parish: If you've flooded before, you will flood againRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    If viewing this story on a mobile device or in an email, click the link for additional features - District 3 in Baker is under a voluntary evacuation. It includes Debra Drive, Wimbish Drive, and McHugh Road.


  16. Shelters open to those in need due to floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Live video from WAFB 9News is available on your computer, tablet and smartphone during all local newscasts. Weekdays: 9News This Morning: Early Edition at 4:30am, 9News This Morning at 5:00am, WBXH's Big Xtra Hour at 7:00am, 9News at Noon, 5:00pm, 6:00pm and 10:00pm.


  17. Baker teen arrested for shooting at group, striking home with children insideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    A Baker teen was arrested for allegedly shooting at a group of people. Although no one was injured, police say the bullets traveled through the wall of a home and nearly struck two children inside.


  18. Southern Lab Kittens: Sportsline Summer Camp 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The Southern Lab Kittens are losing a host of talented players off last year's championship squad, which walloped St. Mary's 36-2 in the Division IV title game. The program is losing 18 seniors, including star wide receiver and Warrick Dunn finalist Curtlan Williams, quarterback Bladrick Veal and running back Darbbeon Profit.


  19. Baker Buffaloes : Sportsline Summer Camp 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Former Glen Oaks and Southern great Eric Randall is back in the coaching ranks as the first-year head man at Baker. He is trying to bring the once-proud traditional power back to prominence.


  20. Summer feeding program for kids in EBR Parish open to all regardless of incomeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    East Baton Rouge Parish officials announced details regarding this year's summer feeding program, which is open to any East Baton Rouge Parish resident regardless of income. The program, which is offered by the US Department of Agriculture, is sponsored by the school districts and other community organizations.


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