In Case You Missed It: Here’s the biggest news you missed this weekend

April 2, 2023
Get caught up on some of the big news that happened over the weekend.

Welcome home the National Championship winning LSU Lady Tigers Monday

BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge is getting ready for another Purple and Gold celebration.

After an historic win against Iowa, the LSU Women’s Basketball are returning home national champions, and you can join in on the celebration.


WBR: Barge covers on fire near Intracoastal

PORT ALLEN — West Baton Rouge officials are reporting barge covers that are on fire south of I-10.

The fire broke out around 2pm on N. Line Rd. in Port Allen near the Port Allen Canal. Witnesses are reporting the black cloud of smoke can be seen from miles away.

They are grain barge covers that are on fire according to officials.


Lafourche deputy killed after pursuit suspect “rammed” his police car

LAFOURCHE — A Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Deputy was killed early Sunday morning after a pursuit suspect rammed the deputy’s police car, according to officials.

Lafourceh Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said the suspect is in custody and Louisiana State Police is handling the crash and criminal investigation.


Police investigating shooting at apartment complex

BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police officers are investigating a possible domestic shooting.


Store manager and suspects exchange gunfire after robbery

BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a store manager and armed robbery suspects exchanging gunfire.


APSO searching for suspect in failed robbery attempt that ended in fatal shooting

PRAIRIEVILLE — A St. Amant man is wanted for allegedly planning to break into a home on Oct. 25, 2022 in Prairieville.


Artist paints fallen BRPD officers as gift to families

BELLE CHASE – A Plaquemines Parish deputy who enjoys spending his spare time painting put a brush to canvas as a gift to the families of two fallen Baton Rouge Police officers, Sgt. David Poirrier & Cpl. Scotty Canezaro.

The BRPD pilots were flying March 26 helping officers who were in pursuit of a Mustang whose driver was topping speeds of 150 mph.


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