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    Judge sets hearing for man in fatal accident case

    Judge sets hearing for man in fatal accident case

    Updated: 8:38 AM 8/1/2014

    GONZALES - A state district judge will hear arguments Sept. 18 over whether to tell a Donaldsonville man convicted 19 years ago of negligent homicide that it is finally time to serve his two-year prison sentence. Judge Jessie LeBlanc has ordered the hearing for Stanley White after the 1st Circuit... (More)
  • National News

    US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

    US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

    Updated: 8:32 AM 8/1/2014

    WASHINGTON - U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old economic recovery. The unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2 percent... (More)
  • State News

    State seeks comments on new housing program

    State seeks comments on new housing program

    Updated: 8:30 AM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The state is accepting public comments on a plan that would invest $1 million in a new Homeowner Rehabilitation Program for low- to moderate-income residents whose homes were damaged after Hurricane Isaac. Partial Action Plan 2 allocates $1 million to the program in order to address housing... (More)
  • WBRZ Weather

    Welcome back, moisture

    Welcome back, moisture

    Updated: 5:46 AM 8/1/2014

    Today and the Weekend An upper level low is approaching west Louisiana, and that is pulling in warm moist air back into Louisiana as a warm front, and this will help fuel our rain chances through the weekend as it stalls and breaks down over the state. We are... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: "Throwing in the Towel"

    Pat Shingleton: "Throwing in the Towel"

    Updated: 5:00 AM 8/1/2014

    My daughter Katie gifted me a "Cool-Towel" while doing my outdoor chores. The chemically enhanced towel provides relief once dampened. Years ago, my friend, Todd Rossnagel shared a story about his Dad, J.R. During his golf outings, a small bucket contained hand towels that were soaked in water and rubbing... (More)
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  • Local News

    Inside school trashed by vandals

    Updated: 11:24 PM 7/31/2014

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said they arrested an 18-year-old man and two juveniles in connection with vandalism at Galvez Middle School that happened on Tuesday and Wednesday night. Johnnie Balfantz with Ascension Parish Schools called the situation "very random and very strange. They obviously targeted the... (More)
  • Local News

    Mystery sewer line problem closes busy street

    Mystery sewer line problem closes busy street

    Updated: 10:32 PM 7/31/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Public works crews are likely going to work overnight and into Friday morning trying to make repairs to a mysterious sewer line failure that was discovered earlier Thursday. The work requires demolition to part of Burbank Drive to allow crews to get to the pipes under the... (More)
  • Local News

    Accused killer spotted in small town, arrested

    Accused killer spotted in small town, arrested

    Updated: 9:32 PM 7/31/2014

    INDEPENDENCE, La. - A man, accused of killing his girlfriend and stabbing her mother, has been arrested after a resident recognized him from a news report on TV. According to actionnews17.com , Independence Police nabbed Bruce Bourgeois, Jr., after a resident saw him at a Dollar General. Investigators are... (More)
  • State News

    After guilty verdict, man slashes throat and wrists

    After guilty verdict, man slashes throat and wrists

    Updated: 8:00 PM 7/31/2014

    ST. MARTINVILLE- Court staff and prosecutors watched a man attempt to kill himself with a small razor blade after being found guilty of sex crimes Thursday. Authorities said Robbie Frith, 57, slit his throat and both of his wrists just as the court was about to remand him into... (More)
  • Southern Sports

    Southern Jaguars moving in and moving on

    Updated: 7:33 PM 7/31/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The 2014 Southern Jaguars moved into their new dorm rooms and on from their championship year last fall. Several players said they didn't even bring their SWAC Chamionship ring to their rooms in an effort to forget about what was accomplished last season and focus on... (More)
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  • HS Sports

    Sports2-a-Days Preview: CHEF Patriots

    Updated: 7:23 PM 7/31/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The CHEF Patriots are gearing up for another successful season under head coach Jim Moslander. 

    The team brings back 15 starters from last year's team that won their league championship, and their goals are just as high for 2014.

    For more on the Pats, click on the provided video.

    Keep it on WBRZ and WBRZ.com for more on our area high school as football season gets ready to kick off next month.

  • Saints

    Saints WR Colston expects rest to equal success

    Saints WR Colston expects rest to equal success

    Updated: 7:13 PM 7/31/2014

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Marques Colston says he made resting his ailing left foot a priority during the offseason and feels far healthier than he did a year ago. Colston heads into his ninth season as New Orleans' all-time leading receiver, but is coming off one of his least... (More)
  • Local News

    Central students finally allowed to have backpacks

    Updated: 6:57 PM 7/31/2014

    CENTRAL - After a two year moratorium on backpacks in lieu of bulky binders, students at Central Middle School will finally be allowed to pack a bag on their back, albeit one that isn't too stylish. Every student at the middle school will be issued a matching black mesh... (More)
  • The Investigative Unit

    Policy changed after toddler drowns in state custody

    Updated: 6:47 PM 7/31/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Beginning tomorrow, the state will require all foster families to fence off swimming pools after a toddler drowned while in state custody this year. 22-month-old Michael Bananno died after he wandered into a swimming pool back in June. The investigation was ruled an accident by the... (More)
  • Local News

    City puts 'weed lien' on unmaintained properties

    Updated: 6:26 PM 7/31/2014

    BATON ROUGE - People in one Baton Rouge neighborhood finally get help after living with what they call an "eyesore". The city's public works went to empty lots on Dan Drive in East Baton Rouge Parish Thursday to chop, hack and rip away years worth of unhealthy growth and... (More)
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