In case you missed it: Here are the big headlines from the weekend

March 5, 2023
Get caught up on some of the big news that happened over the weekend.

Panicked shoppers run out of Walker Walmart after man pulls gun, two arrested

WALKER – Shoppers at the Walker Walmart were sent into a panic after a man pulled a gun during a fight inside the store.

The incident happened Sunday around 11 a.m.

Walker Police Chief David Addison said people were rushing out of the store yelling. People inside the store started posting about the chaos on Facebook. The chief himself happened to be walking into the Walmart as he came across people running out.

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BRPD makes arrest in overnight stabbing death at ATM

BATON ROUGE — Baton Rouge Police is investigating the city’s latest homicide, a stabbing death at an ATM.

It happened around 3 a.m. on March 5 at an ATM on the corner of Plank Rd. and Choctaw Dr. The location has a stand-alone ATM in what’s otherwise a vacant lot.

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Up to $10,000 reward offered for information on missing Georgia man

BATON ROUGE – A non-profit group out of Texas is now offering a reward up to $10,000 for information on the missing Georgia man in Baton Rouge.

The husband and father vanished in downtown during a work trip more than a week ago. Nathan Millard, 42, disappeared February 22 during what was supposed to be a quick 24-hour work trip. 

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‘Extremely abused’ | Owner of stolen horse speaks out as more arrests are made in the case

ASCENSION PARISH – One of the owners of the three horses stolen from Crissman Arabians along La. 73 and Henry Rd. in Prairieville last month is speaking out about what they call ‘horrific’ abuse the horses endured.

Shannon McNulty Oremland says that Romeo, an older gray Arabian gelding, was so badly abused that veterinarians couldn’t do much for him.

“My childhood horse and my sister’s horse had to be euthanized due the injuries he sustained,” Oremland said in a Facebook video. “He was extremely abused, and he could not survive that abuse.”

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Father arrested after toddler injured in shooting

ST. HELENA – A father has been arrested and charged after his 2-year-old child was injured during a shooting Saturday night, St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office says.

Investigators say the toddler was injured before 9:30 p.m. March 4. The child was taken to the hospital by the father, Herman Love.

The child was treated and transferred to another hospital and is in stable condition, investigators said.

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Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam

LIVINGSTON – Scammers are pretending to a sheriff’s deputy are making calls in Livingston Parish trying to scam people out of money to avoid arrest, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office warns.

The agency released a phone call of a person claiming to be “Chief Deputy Jason Ard” advising the potential victim that they missed a court appearance.

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Louisiana Cheer Force squad one step away from history

BATON ROUGE — A group of 24 local cheer athletes has a chance to accomplish something no other team in Louisiana has.

The Louisiana Cheer Force Fire Level 4 U-16 squad has a chance to become triple crown winners after qualifying for the UCA International All-Star Cheerleading Championships near Orlando, Florida on March 11-12.

The team has a chance to accomplish the rare feat after winning the Cheersport National competition in Atlanta in mid-February and the NCA Nationals in Dallas, Texas, Feb. 24-26.

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