Lafayette Parish man arrested for rape of 10-year-old girl

Scott Police have a man in custody for sexually assaulting a young girl. Police spokesperson Chad Leger says Michael Jason Burks, 35, of Scott, was arrested after evidence confirmed the rape of a 10-year-old girl.

BRFD investigating arson fire on Alice Street

Baton Rouge Firefighters say they are investigating an arson fire that caused $5,000 in damages to a house in the 600 block of Alice Street. The fire started just before 9:15 a.m. on November 9, 2014.

Man shoots girlfriend, then himself on Doral Street

A Baton Rouge man shot his girlfriend and then fatally shot himself. A call was placed just after four this morning were a child told the 911 dispatcher that her father was covered in blood.

2 men rob McDonald’s in Albany at gunpoint

Detectives are looking for two black men who robbed a McDonald’s at gunpoint on LA Highway 43 Albany.

ATF investigating suspected arson fire in New Orleans

New Orleans police and members of the ATF are investigating a suspicious fire near the intersection of Prytania and and Constantinople.

Amputee sought in shooting deaths of parents in Florida

Police were searching for an amputee Thursday after the shooting deaths of his parents in Florida.

BR man arrested for having sex with 14-year-old Ponchatoula girl

A Baton Rouge man is now in  jail after Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s deputies say he had sex with a 14-year-old girl.

2 arrested for May 2014 double murder, 3rd suspect still at large

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested two men and are looking for a third allegedly responsible for a May 18, 2014 double homicide that occurred at 2152 Gardere Lane.

Councilman Tim Vessel given summons for displaying political signs near polls

Gonzales City Councilman Timothy Vessel now has to go to court after he allegedly displayed political signs near a polling station, on November 4, 2014.

Regional Healthcare owner arrested on $2.5 million in tax fraud

The owner and operator of the Regional Healthcare, LLC Company headquartered in Baton Rouge may be facing jail time, fines, and restitution orders.