WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Top Story Top Story en-us Copyright 2017, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:04:47 GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 One dead after 18-wheeler overturns on Greenwell Springs Rd http://www.wbrz.com/news/one-dead-after-18-wheeler-overturns-on-greenwell-springs-rd/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/one-dead-after-18-wheeler-overturns-on-greenwell-springs-rd/ Top Story Fri, 28 Apr 2017 9:00:58 AM Kevin Dupuy One dead after 18-wheeler overturns on Greenwell Springs Rd

BAYWOOD – One person is dead after an18-wheeler overturned on Greenwell Springs Road Friday morning.

EMS arrived at the scene near the 38000 block of Greenwell Springs Road northeast of the Baywood area after 8:30 a.m. Friday. The coroner is on the scene. According to sources, the passenger of the 18-wheeler died and the driver of the truck was transported from the scene with injuries. 

DOTD said the road is closed in both directions at Lee Price Road and traffic is being diverted. Southbound traffic is being diverted to LA 63 and northbound traffic is being diverted onto Pride-Baywood Road.

A WBRZ News 2 Crew is en route to the crash.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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WBRZ Crawfish Index: boiled price per pound lowest since Mardi Gras http://www.wbrz.com/news/wbrz-crawfish-index-boiled-price-per-pound-lowest-since-mardi-gras/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/wbrz-crawfish-index-boiled-price-per-pound-lowest-since-mardi-gras/ Top Story Thu, 27 Apr 2017 2:37:23 PM Kevin Dupuy WBRZ Crawfish Index: boiled price per pound lowest since Mardi Gras

BATON ROUGE – Lent may be over but crawfish season is still going strong. The WBRZ Crawfish Price Index is back by popular demand.

According to the WBRZ Crawfish Price Index, the average price for a pound of crawfish sits at $3.62 per pound. That’s 30 cents lower than our last measurement two weeks ago on Good Friday.

Several crawfish locations tracked by the survey slashed their prices after Easter Sunday. That means now is the best time to get the cheapest crawfish in months.

Click here to go to the WBRZ Crawfish Price Index

Pit-N-Peel, the champion of cheap boiled crawfish during Lent, continues to have the best deal of the surveyed locations. This week you can pick up a pound of boiled crawfish there for just $2.39 per pound.

The average price is drawn from a survey of 11 locations submitted by WBRZ viewers through social media earlier this year. As of April 27, two new locations have been added to the index: Marty J’s and Tramonte’s Meat and Seafood Market.

The WBRZ Crawfish Price Index will be updated every Friday through the end of May.

The survey is intended to show how prices are changing over time rather than a complete record of every price in the Baton Rouge area.

Where are you getting your crawfish this week? Do you know a deal that is not listed in the WBRZ Crawfish Price Index? Tell us in the comments section below.

Click here to go to the WBRZ Crawfish Price Index

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Police responding to early morning shooting on Winnebago Street http://www.wbrz.com/news/police-responding-to-early-morning-shooting-on-winnebago-street/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/police-responding-to-early-morning-shooting-on-winnebago-street/ Top Story Fri, 28 Apr 2017 6:01:33 AM Courtney Allen Police responding to early morning shooting on Winnebago Street

BATON ROUGE - Police are responding to a reported shooting in the 2600 block of Winnebago Street that happened early Friday morning.

Shots were fired around 1:30 a.m. One woman was reportedly shot and transported to the hospital.

Details are limited at this time. Refresh this page for details and check Facebook and Twitter for alerts.

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2une In 2 the weekend: local events guide http://www.wbrz.com/news/2une-in-2-the-weekend-local-events-guide/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/2une-in-2-the-weekend-local-events-guide/ Top Story Thu, 27 Apr 2017 2:49:49 PM Courtney Allen 2une In 2 the weekend: local events guide

BATON ROUGE - Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Your 2une In crew has you covered.

New Orleans
April 28-30
Head to the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the first weekend of Jazz Fest! Headliners this weekend include, but are not limited to, Maroon 5, Alabama Shakes and Tom Petty.

April 26-30
$65-$200 PLUS FEES
The largest international music festival in the United States is rooted right here in South Louisiana. Head to downtown Lafayette to see musical artists from over 20 countries, along with workshops, exhibits, visual arts, theater and more

New Orleans
April 27-30
Some of the biggest names in golf will be on the greens at TPC Louisiana. Expect to see Olympic champions Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, Masters champions Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson, as well as PGA Tour favorites Jason Day and Rickie Fowler.

Baton Rouge
April 1, 3p.m.-April 2, 10 a.m.
Grab a tent and enjoy a day of activities and night under the stars in BREC park. Food is provided, and no camping experience is needed. Five people max per family - $5 additional charge for each additional family member

Baton Rouge
April 29, 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.
Shimmy on over to the PMAC on LSU's campus to see live ballroom dance performances by some local celebrities, including News 2's Ashley Fruge! Don't forget to vote for your favorite dancer online before the show. All proceeds go to the Big Buddy Program.

U.S.S KIDD El Galeon: 
Baton Rouge
April 28-May 7, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. all days
Have you ever wondered what it was like to sail during colonial America? El Galeon, the authentic wooden replica of a galleon that was part of Spain's West Indies fleet docks next to the U.S.S KIDD this weekend. Captain Jack Sparrow will greet everyone who says, "Ahoy!"

U.S.S KIDD Mini Field Day:
Baton Rouge
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

All aboard! Join in on this weekend workday to help preserve the U.S.S. Kidd on the Mississippi River downtown. Bring a small tool kit and a brown bag lunch.

Weather: Friday will be partly sunny, even warmer and more humid with high temperatures pushing 90. If you have outdoor plans this weekend, Saturday is a much better bet. The first half of the weekend will be warm and humid. A stray shower or thunderstorms can’t be ruled out, but much of the day will be partly sunny and dry. Into Sunday, we’ll be tracking a storm system that currently shows potential for severe weather and heavy rain. While it is still early for details, all severe weather threats appear possible and there will likely be an extended period of rain and storms—greatly hindering any outdoor events such as Jazz Fest.


Travel Alerts: Drivers traveling from the Baton Rouge area to Lafayette should be aware of rolling lane closures between the Mississippi River Bridge and the Atchafalaya Basin River Bridge.

The inside lane on I-10 west from the Mississippi River Bridge to the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge will be closed starting Friday afternoon. The closures will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday and will last until 6 a.m. Monday morning. Traffic officials say the closure is needed for asphalt rehabilitation.

Beat the traffic every time using WBRZ's Advanced Traffic Tracking Technology.

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