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    Diesel cleaned up, I-12 reopens

    Diesel cleaned up, I-12 reopens

    Updated: 7:48 AM 7/31/2014

    BATON ROUGE -All lanes are opened on I-12 West after it was brought to a standstill this morning.

    According to DOTD, a disabled truck on the shoulder near I-12 West at Drusilla Ln. was leaking diesel on the road. Traffic was diverted while crews cleaned-up the spill.

    We'll have more information for you on WBRZ News 2 at Noon.

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    Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    Updated: 7:56 AM 7/31/2014

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military will dismantle the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire." Netanyahu said Thursday he will not accept any truce that won't allow Israel to complete its mission of destroying the sophisticated tunnel network, which... (More)
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    Louisiana schools go smoke-free Friday

    Louisiana schools go smoke-free Friday

    Updated: 7:03 AM 7/31/2014

    ALEXANDRIA - Starting Friday, public colleges and universities in Louisiana will be required to make their campuses smoke-free. Several schools have taken a step beyond that, making their campuses tobacco-free as well, including all of Central Louisiana's colleges and universities. Central Louisiana Technical Community College, Louisiana State University of Alexandria... (More)
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    Fire bugs busy, two homes torched overnight

    Fire bugs busy, two homes torched overnight

    Updated: 6:59 AM 7/31/2014

    BATON ROUGE - According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, a vacant home was intentionally set on fire for the second time this summer. Investigators are searching for an arsonist after the blaze in the 3700 block of Alliquipa St. It happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters responded... (More)
  • HS Sports

    Sports2-a-Days Preview: Denham Springs Yellow Jackets

    Sports2-a-Days Preview: Denham Springs Yellow Jackets

    Updated: 6:58 AM 7/31/2014

    The Denham Spring Yellow Jackets are making some changes in light of last years 4-7 season. The Jackets graduated 33 seniors from that team, but they're hoping a shift to more spread principles on offense will keep them in games or at least allow them to catch up in... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    Les Miles Wacky Summer Vacation

    Updated: 6:58 AM 7/31/2014

    Les Miles spoke at the Baton Rouge Rotary on Wednesday and as usual shared his summer plans before heading back into football mode.

    Miles and his family spent some time in Austin and as you might expect, a family vacation is never normal with Les along.

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  • Local News

    Watch your turns: new traffic flow at wreck-prone intersection

    Updated: 6:58 AM 7/31/2014

    BATON ROUGE - There will be another change dealing with how traffic is regulated on Burbank Drive. A new stop light will be added south of LSU as The Department of Public Works and the Department of Transportation looks to improve traffic along the heavily clogged street. Monday,... (More)
  • WBRZ Weather

    Transitioning...

    Transitioning...

    Updated: 5:58 AM 7/31/2014

    Forecast Discussion: The cold front that swept humidity out for the region on Tuesday has stalled in the Gulf of Mexico. On its tail end a surface low pressure system is strengthening in Texas while an upper level trough of low pressure and cooler air is diving in the Southeast.... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: "Hotter than ....."

    Pat Shingleton:  "Hotter than ....."

    Updated: 5:00 AM 7/31/2014

    Years ago, representatives of Kentucky Fried Chicken located a "Hotter than Hell" city, identified in a town about a half-hour from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Also located about an hour from Detroit, the town has an ice cream shop that makes sundaes in "coffins," and a traditional "Run through Hell" race.... (More)
  • Local News

    Another crash at dangerous Bluff Road curve

    Another crash at dangerous Bluff Road curve

    Updated: 10:30 PM 7/30/2014

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Just more than a month since a driver lost control of her SUV and barreled off Bluff Road in Ascension Parish, killing two children , another driver ended up wrecking in the same area Wednesday evening. The driver of the a pickup veered off Bluff Road and... (More)
  • Local News

    State reps to governor: protect our border

    State reps to governor: protect our border

    Updated: 10:27 PM 7/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Fifteen members of the Louisiana House of Representatives asked the governor in a letter Thursday; to take preventative measures to secure the state should the federal government use facilities in Louisiana to house illegals. "We already know the border agents and facilities near the our border with... (More)
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  • National News

    A gracious thanks for the ticket

    A gracious thanks for the ticket

    Updated: 7:54 PM 7/30/2014

    BOISE, IDAHO- A grandmother who got a speeding ticket wrote a note to the Idaho State Trooper who gave it to her, thanking him for the kindness he showed her and to her grandchildren during the stop. Trooper Mike Nielsen shared the note from the woman who was on... (More)
  • National News

    Cars under water at UCLA

    Cars under water at UCLA

    Updated: 7:46 PM 7/30/2014

    LOS ANGELES- Cars in underground garages around UCLA are under water from a massive water main break on Tuesday. The university says 739 vehicles were parked and about half of those are totally submerged. Crews are trying to pump the water out. It's only part of the... (More)
  • Local News

    Police: minivan getaway car in holdup is "unusual"

    Updated: 7:24 PM 7/30/2014

    WALKER- Police are looking for a man who held up a fast food restaurant through the drive-thru window recently. The heist at the Jack in the Box was captured from two angles: inside where workers are seen scurrying as the crime unfolds and from outside as the man drives to... (More)
  • Local News

    Burgin Avenue: a virtual dust bowl

    Updated: 6:48 PM 7/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Once paved, a piece of Burgin Avenue is now a gravel pit after sewer crews left the road in disrepair for months. The road was torn up to do sewer work, but at least two blocks of the road remain untouched, a headache for people who... (More)
  • Local News

    Tenants claim poor treatment after fire

    Updated: 6:47 PM 7/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - After an apartment fire forced dozens of residents out of their homes last week, they're now being told that they will have to quickly find a new place to live. The Savoy Plaza Apartments are located on Wooddale Blvd. "The treatment is horrible," said one four... (More)
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