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Police chief: Area school system abusing its power
Following bail concerns, District Attorney wants full-time prosecutor at EBR jail
INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Southern's band director took thousands of dollars in kickbacks
INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: 42-percent pay increase for EBR Council on Aging employee
BAKER - Thousands of dollars in grant money for the D.A.R.E. program in Baker will be left on the table after the city did not adequately complete requirements to get... More >>
1 week ago Monday, May 14 2018 May 14, 2018 Monday, May 14, 2018 4:48:10 PM CDT May 14, 2018 in The Investigative Unit
UPDATE: Mark Russell's hearing has been continued until May 17. It was announced in court Tuesday that Russell was admitted to a local hospital. Authorities confirm they responded to... More >>
2 weeks ago Monday, May 07 2018 May 7, 2018 Monday, May 07, 2018 5:45:57 PM CDT May 07, 2018 in The Investigative Unit
BATON ROUGE- Southern University confirmed Friday that a pending investigation by WBRZ led to the questions that are now swirling around Southern University's Band Director, Nathan Haymer. For months, the... More >>
3 weeks ago Friday, April 27 2018 Apr 27, 2018 Friday, April 27, 2018 5:37:13 PM CDT April 27, 2018 in News
BATON ROUGE- An employee who is tied to a questionable will that caused community outrage at the East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging received a $20,000 pay bump in... More >>
1 month ago Thursday, April 19 2018 Apr 19, 2018 Thursday, April 19, 2018 6:02:43 PM CDT April 19, 2018 in The Investigative Unit

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BAKER- A Baker High School teacher is pressing the system to make changes following an encounter with a student that... More >>
1 month ago Wednesday, April 18 2018 Apr 18, 2018 Wednesday, April 18, 2018 5:41:00 PM CDT April 18, 2018 in The Investigative Unit
BATON ROUGE- At a meeting with parents Monday night, proposals were discussed to prevent what happened at the Greater Baton... More >>
1 month ago Tuesday, April 17 2018 Apr 17, 2018 Tuesday, April 17, 2018 4:41:00 PM CDT April 17, 2018 in The Investigative Unit
ST. GABRIEL- The United States Army Corps of Engineers said Monday that Iberville Parish does not need a permit to... More >>
1 month ago Monday, April 16 2018 Apr 16, 2018 Monday, April 16, 2018 5:43:00 PM CDT April 16, 2018 in The Investigative Unit
BATON ROUGE - The Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy terminated a second teacher following a WBRZ Investigative Unit report that... More >>
1 month ago Thursday, April 12 2018 Apr 12, 2018 Thursday, April 12, 2018 2:56:00 PM CDT April 12, 2018 in The Investigative Unit
ST. GABRIEL- FEMA has denied payments for flood-damaged roads following the August 2016 floods in Iberville and Livingston parishes. Both... More >>
1 month ago Wednesday, April 11 2018 Apr 11, 2018 Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6:08:00 PM CDT April 11, 2018 in The Investigative Unit
UPDATE: Hope Academy says a second teacher has now been fired following the Investigative Unit's report. See the latest info... More >>
1 month ago Tuesday, April 10 2018 Apr 10, 2018 Tuesday, April 10, 2018 4:45:00 PM CDT April 10, 2018 in News
BATON ROUGE- A man is locked up tonight, accused of tying up five people, robbing them, and sexually assaulting one... More >>
1 month ago Thursday, April 05 2018 Apr 5, 2018 Thursday, April 05, 2018 4:48:00 PM CDT April 05, 2018 in The Investigative Unit
BATON ROUGE- Concerns are mounting that 2018 could be another bad year for domestic violence deaths. Already, we're off to... More >>
1 month ago Thursday, March 22 2018 Mar 22, 2018 Thursday, March 22, 2018 4:50:00 PM CDT March 22, 2018 in The Investigative Unit
BATON ROUGE- The attorney appointed to oversee Helen Plummer's estate says her case has been settled. According to David... More >>
2 months ago Wednesday, March 14 2018 Mar 14, 2018 Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:10:00 PM CDT March 14, 2018 in The Investigative Unit
BATON ROUGE- Beginning in July, the juvenile court system in Baton Rouge is expecting to see a massive influx of... More >>
2 months ago Monday, March 05 2018 Mar 5, 2018 Monday, March 05, 2018 4:47:00 PM CST March 05, 2018 in News
UPDATE as of 3/1/18: Following the publication of the story below, District Attorney Hillar Moore announced his office was making... More >>
2 months ago Thursday, March 01 2018 Mar 1, 2018 Thursday, March 01, 2018 6:49:00 PM CST March 01, 2018 in The Investigative Unit
GONZALES - A trial date for embattled Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa will be held in July if the situation... More >>
2 months ago Tuesday, February 27 2018 Feb 27, 2018 Tuesday, February 27, 2018 6:30:00 PM CST February 27, 2018 in The Investigative Unit

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