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  • Ret. Lt. General Russel Honore on gun violence check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 28, 2015 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The recent tragedy in Lafayette has added some fire to the national gun debate. This morning, retired Lt. General Russel Honore joined News 2’s John Pastorek about the gun situation in America. As new details emerge about Lafayette gunman John Houser, more and more people are wondering... more »
  • Funeral arrangements scheduled for Jillian Johnson

    July 25, 2015 8:47 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Funeral arrangements have been set for 33-year old Jillian Johnson. Johnson was a woman who set out to change the world, according to people who knew her. She was killed Thursday night after 59-year old John Houser opened fire inside a movie theater. According to KATC-TV, the... more »
  • Funeral arrangements scheduled for Mayci Breaux

    July 25, 2015 4:57 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for a 21-year old woman who was killed in the movie theater massacre in Lafayette Thursday night. According to Mayci Breaux's first cousin, her wake will be Sunday at Ibert's Mortuary. The funeral will be at Church of the Assumption on Monday. Both... more »
  • Movie theater victims remembered for zeal to change the world Play Video

    July 24, 2015 6:39 PM

    LAFAYETTE- The pain in the air in the City of Lafayette was palpable Friday. Across the city, state and nation people mourned for the victims in Thursday's movie massacre. The shooting claimed the lives of 21-year old Mayci Breaux and 33-year old Jillian Johnson. Tears of sadness moistened... more »
  • Constable calls meeting about misdemanor jail "a waste of time"

    July 22, 2015 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tonight, Constable Reginald Brown is sounding off after a meeting about opening the city's misdemeanor jail ended with no results. The meeting was held on June 11 with top law enforcement brass and Baton Rouge City Leaders. Days after that meeting, Clerk of Court Lon Norris sent... more »
  • Lawsuit claims school leaders ignored bullying complaints Play Video

    July 20, 2015 6:09 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A lawsuit filed today in West Feliciana Parish claims 11 employees of the West Feliciana Parish School System and High School neglected to do their jobs, after a child cried out for help claiming he was target of bullies. News 2 chose not to identify the child... more »
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Baked Zucchini Sticks check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 20, 2015 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Just a few more weeks until kids have to head back to school. This week's Kids in the Kitchen segment features a healthy snack that would be a great addition in any school lunch. News 2's Kylie Dixon was back in the Pennington Biomedical kitchen baking some tasty... more »
  • Assumption Deputies looking for missing woman

    July 19, 2015 9:43 PM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH- Deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office need your help finding 55-year old Gail Landry. Landry of Pierre Part may be traveling in a silver Mazda 3 with license number WQP904. Investigators said her cell phone was located on the side of the road in Calumet,... more »
  • WBRZ's Unstuff the Bus check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 16, 2015 9:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- WBRZ wants to thank everyone who participated in our annual Stuff the Bus Supply Drive! Thanks to your generosity we were able to fill five school buses with almost $40,000 in school supplies. This morning, News 2's Rebecca Buchanan was at Capitol Elementary helping volunteers sift through the... more »
  • WBRZ's Stuff the Bus Supply Drive Play Video

    July 15, 2015 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- WBRZ is stuffing the bus! Today we're collecting school supplies for our annual Stuff the Bus campaign. This year we are helping students in both East and West Baton Rouge Parish. We have two locations collecting school supplies: 1. Walmart on College Drive in Baton Rouge (3132... more »
  • Review of DCFS welcomed by all after discovery of malnourished teen check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 14, 2015 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Allegations are swirling that the Louisiana Department of Children and Family services may have ignored more cases, and the government agency is working to clear the air. Tuesday, State Representative Alfred Williams announced he has been contacted by fifteen people who feel their complaints to DCFS dealing... more »
  • Murders up in EBR Parish compared to last two years Play Video

    July 14, 2015 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Murder numbers obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit show murders are up in East Baton Rouge Parish this year compared to the last two years. Since Saturday, there have been eight people shot. Six people have died in four separate shootings. From January 1 until July... more »
  • Miss USA pageant judges includes former Miss Universe and Miss USA winners

    July 10, 2015 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - REELZ channel announced Friday the panel of nine judges for the 2015 Miss USA Pageant, all former titleholders of the Miss Universe Organization. The announcement comes after the news that Emmy Award-winning host Todd Newton and former Miss Wisconsin USA 2009 Alex Wehrley will co-host the... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2015 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The state will be celebrating some of the best educators in the state this weekend in Baton Rouge. Hundreds of principals and teachers will gather to honor the "Superintendent of the Year," "Principal of the Year" and the "Teacher of the Year." The Louisiana Department of Education... more »
  • Miss USA host Todd Newton check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2015 10:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge has shown off their best features to the 51 women competing in the Miss USA Pageant. Now, it's the contestants' turn. Todd Newton, one of the pageant's hosts, stopped by 2une In this morning to tell News 2's Kylie Dixon what to expect on Sunday night.... more »
  • Lafayette considering common grading system for high schools

    July 10, 2015 7:17 AM

    LAFAYETTE- Lafayette Parish School System educators are working out a common grading system for high schools as part of a review of the parish's pupil progression plan. The school system's new chief academic officer, Annette Samec, informed school board members of the potential common grading system during Wednesday's board meeting.... more »
  • Smoothie King to expand into Middle East

    July 10, 2015 5:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Smoothie King is expanding into the Middle East, beginning with multiple locations in Dubai. The company announced Thursday that the expansion will happen through its partnership with Al Ghurair Retail, whose commercial reach spans more than 20 countries. Al Ghurair plans on opening 45 Smoothie King locations over... more »
  • Former BRFD captain no longer on the force

    July 9, 2015 9:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Fire Department says former captain, Roman Bates, is considered absent without leave following his arrest in Orleans Parish. Authorities arrested Bates in New Orleans on Tuesday for charges that he raped a child in Tennessee. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Bates is a fugitive... more »
  • WBRZ's owner reaches deal with Reelz to show Miss USA in BR Play Video

    July 8, 2015 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sunday's Miss USA pageant will be televised by the Manship family station group on WBTR TV, a sister station of WBRZ TV. The announcement came during Wednesday's 5pm newscast on WBRZ where the owner of Reelz Channel aid the two companies worked together to secure the... more »
  • Fatal crash leaves 1 dead, 1 in serious condition

    July 8, 2015 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are trying to figure out what caused a truck crash that killed one person and left another in critical condition. Louisiana State Police say Tasha Gross, 35, and Marcus Castille, 42, were traveling southbound on LA 410 when the Chevy Avalanche they were riding in flipped over.... more »
  • Taste of Ascension check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 7, 2015 8:30 AM

    ASCENSION- The first ever "Taste of Ascension" celebration is coming up in just a few days. The culinary event, hosted by the Ascension Parish Tourism Commission, gives locals and visitors the opportunity to sample delicious meals from restaurants around the parish. Taste of Ascension will highlight some of the... more »
  • New Maringouin fire chief quits 3 months into job check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 6, 2015 6:06 PM

    MARINGOUIN - The Town of Maringouin is once again looking for a fire chief. It comes after the brand new chief quit with just three months on the job. The mayor said Keith Prestenback cited work and family reasons for his departure, and that's not all. "He did... more »
  • St. George battle goes to court Monday Play Video

    July 6, 2015 8:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The battle over St. George continues today in a Baton Rouge courtroom. A hearing is scheduled on a lawsuit filed by organizers of the new city of St. George movement. The group sued after their latest petition failed. Many people who signed the petition are upset after... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: WBRZ's Fireworks on the Mississippi check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 3, 2015 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- For almost five decades WBRZ has lit up the sky for Independence Day with our Fireworks on the Mississippi event. This year the USS Kidd is sponsoring the event. This morning News 2's Rebecca Buchanan was downtown at the Kidd finding the perfect spot to watch the celebration... more »
  • Police say armed man at NC mall is a soldier

    July 3, 2015 9:36 AM

    FAYETTEVILLE, NC- Authorities say a Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a North Carolina mall after appearing there with an assault rifle and other military gear. Fayetteville police say Bryan Scott Wolfinger, 25, was arrested and charged with "going armed to the terror of the... more »
  • St. Gabriel residents get another break on sewer bills check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 1, 2015 6:34 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Residents in the City of St. Gabriel will get yet another break if they owe outstanding sewer bills. July 1 was supposed to be the cut-off date when residents started getting their water turned off. The City of St. Gabriel is owed nearly a quarter of... more »
  • Questions raised over invalidated St. George signatures check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 30, 2015 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tonight, St. George organizers are telling us they believe dozens of names were struck off the incorporation petition by the Registrar of Voters erroneously. Those against the proposed City of St. George say it's yet another delay tactic. This month, the Registrar of Voters determined... more »
  • North Baton Rouge Reunion check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 30, 2015 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- North Baton Rouge residents are getting a chance to relive their glory days. The north Baton Rouge reunion is held on the first Thursday after Independence Day ever year. This morning Haskell Douglas stopped by 2une In to tell News 2's John Pastorek more about the nostalgic event.... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Theatre Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2015 9:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Theatre Baton Rouge has something for everyone interested in live performances. It's one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the nation, and offers more than 150 performances, classes, and workshops throughout the year. This morning, News 2's Kylie Dixon met up with some members of... more »
  • Prairieville woman arrested for tax fraud, theft

    June 26, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Prairieville woman has been arrested on dozens of felony charges for a criminal scheme that yielded tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent state income tax refunds. The state Department of Revenue, in a news release, said Heather Dixon was booked Thursday on 20 counts each of... more »
  • UFC Gym Acadian check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2015 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Looking for a new exciting way to get in shape? This morning on 2une In, Gabe Miller and Melissa McHugh from UFC Gym Acadian stopped by to talk about their training method that combines mixed martial arts with traditional fitness techniques. "It's not your traditional type of... more »
  • Bob Mann on Jindal's campaign check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2015 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Bobby Jindal has kicked off his presidential campaign and is working to separate himself from the other GOP candidates. Most political analysts aren't giving Jindal a legitimate chance at The White House, calling him a long shot at best. This morning, political analyst, Bob Mann stopped by... more »
  • Chicken Shack 80th anniversary check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2015 8:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A local restaurant is celebrating a milestone anniversary this weekend. Chicken Shack has been a staple in the Baton Rouge community for 80 years. The restaurant has been a family-run business since its very first day in operation back in 1935. That's when New Orleans native, Tommy... more »
  • Victim tells jury about violent attack 'in the wrong neighborhood' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 23, 2015 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The star witness in an attack two years ago at a gas station near the Governor's Mansion told jurors about the frightening moments before he was knocked unconscious. David Ray said he was in line at a gas station when Donald Dickerson walked in. He claims... more »
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Cauliflower Tater-tots check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 23, 2015 7:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This week on Kids in the Kitchen News 2's Kylie Dixon put a healthy spin on a fan favorite...tater-tots! Cauliflower Tater-tots are the perfect snack to keep your kids healthy and happy. Check out the video and follow along to make this snack at home. Make sure you... more »
  • 'John Doe' doctors to testify behind screen in abortion case

    June 22, 2015 8:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Evidence and testimony will be the order of the day as a federal judge in Baton Rouge opens a six-day trial of three clinics' challenge to Louisiana's law requiring them to be able to admit patients to a hospital within 30 miles. The docket notes that attorneys for... more »
  • New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish may go to court over civic center

    June 22, 2015 7:43 AM

    NEW ROADS- The city of New Roads and the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury may be headed to court over the operation of the William H. Scott Civic Center. Mayor Robert Myer sent a letter in mid-June to the Police Jury in which he threatened to take the parish to... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: St. Jude Dream House Giveaway check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 19, 2015 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- St. Jude is a leading children's hospital that researches various treatments for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. For years the hospital has lead the way in the battle against childhood illnesses. Now you can join the fight too. By purchasing a $100 ticket to support the... more »
  • Basketball coach accused of soliciting sex from teen check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 18, 2015 4:28 PM

    GONZALES - A basketball coach from Gonzales was arrested based on accusations that he solicited sex from a 15-year old girl. According to investigators, it was the teen's mom who blew the case wide-open after she saw inappropriate contact between her daughter and 26-year-old Adrian Steib Junior. Steib... more »
  • High court grants reprieve to Louisiana death-row inmate

    June 18, 2015 10:59 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Supreme Court has barred Louisiana from executing a convicted killer, saying his mental disability precludes capital punishment. The ruling comes in a 5-4 decision Thursday. Kevan Brumfield was convicted in the shooting death of off-duty Baton Rouge police Cpl. Betty Smothers in 1993. A federal judge ruled that... more »
  • Dump the Pump Day check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 18, 2015 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Thursday is the 10th annual Dump the Pump Day, which means bus fare is free for the Capitol Area Transit System. Today residents throughout the area are taking advantage of the free bus rides. The free rides began ten years ago when gas prices were soaring, and... more »
  • Electronic ticket writers streamlining process for law enforcement check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 17, 2015 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A handful of electronic ticket writers in use by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office are being credited for streamlining the ticket process and reducing human errors. Recently, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office received 10 through a grant. They cost about $2,500 each,... more »
  • 'Felony Lane Gang' victim pushes for alternative punishment check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 16, 2015 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A victim of the Felony Lane Gang is pushing for an out of the ordinary punishment for the group who is accused of targeting her. She wants to see them get a job and pay all of the money back. Robin Vaughan said she felt violated... more »
  • Half year's resolutions check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 16, 2015 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This year is already halfway over, and some people have started slacking on their new year's resolutions. Terri Johnson and Jheri Corb from Baton Rouge General stopped by 2une In this morning to talk to News 2's John Pastorek about sticking with healthy habits for the whole year.... more »
  • FEMA sets up hotline for flood insurance policyholders

    June 16, 2015 7:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- With the 2015 hurricane season underway, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has launched a National Flood Insurance Program call center pilot program to serve and support policyholders with the servicing of their claims. Flood insurance claims can be complicated, and policyholders may have questions in the days and... more »
  • Felony Lane Gang implicated in Baton Rouge burglaries Play Video

    June 15, 2015 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four people from Florida are implicated in at least 13 vehicle burglaries in the Baton Rouge area. Court records obtained by the Investigative Unit show the group is part of the "Felony Lane Gang". They are a group known by the FBI for breaking into vehicles,... more »
  • After 6 months of consideration, Jeb Bush ready for '16 race

    June 15, 2015 7:49 AM

    WASHINGTON- Jeb Bush is ready to launch a presidential campaign months in the making with a focus on the "most vulnerable in our society." Six months after he got the 2016 campaign started by saying he was considering a bid, the 62-year-old former Florida governor will formally enter the race... more »
  • Earl K. Long to be demolished

    June 12, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The former Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital in Baton Rouge is being torn down. The charity hospital was operated by LSU until its shutdown two years ago. The hospital joined its teaching and training programs with Our Lady of the Lake on Essen Lane. There's no... more »
  • Ambria Washington - Multimedia Journalist

    June 11, 2015 3:54 PM

    Ambria Washington grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana where she attended both Cabrini High School and The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). She graduated college from Louisiana State University in December of 2013, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications. Before coming to work for WBRZ... more »
  • Hope Ministries poverty workshop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 11, 2015 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Hope Ministries is a local non-profit organization that helps people born into poverty. The group has two priorities, meeting people's basic needs, and helping them move forward and create a self-sustainable livelihood. The group is offering a professional development workshop on today for anyone that deals with... more »
  • Metro Council approves library tax

    June 11, 2015 7:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Library System will hold a property tax increase election this fall. The Baton Rouge Metro Council approved holding the election Wednesday night. Residents with $150,000 properties would see their bills rise from $80.85 a year to $83.25 a year, and residents with $250,000... more »
  • Body cameras to be discussed once again

    June 10, 2015 8:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will once again discuss body cameras for Baton Rouge police officers. The topic is set to come up at Wednesday's Metro Council meeting. This is the third time the topic is set to be discussed. At the meeting two weeks ago the Metro Council vetoed,... more »
  • Louisiana reopens waters closed after 2010 oil spill

    June 10, 2015 7:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana wildlife and fisheries regulators have reopened state waters in the Gulf of Mexico that were previously closed because of oiling from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in a news release Tuesday, said the 100-yard buffer from any shoreline in a... more »
  • Dolores Spikes memorial service set for today

    June 9, 2015 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A memorial service for former Southern University system president, Dr. Dolores Spikes, will be held today in Baton Rouge. Spikes was the first woman in the United States to head a university system. She passed away last week. A memorial service will be held tonight at... more »
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Pesto Shrimp Kabobs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 8, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This morning on Kids in the Kitchen, News 2's Kylie Dixon was back at Pennington Biomedical cooking something healthy that the whole family can enjoy. Make sure to watch the video for directions on how to make delicious Pesto Shrimp Kabobs. Pesto Shrimp Kabobs Makes: 15 Kebabs... more »
  • Highland Road closed Monday for television shoot

    June 8, 2015 9:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Highland Road will be closed today near LSU's campus. A television shoot will shut down Highland from Dalrymple Drive to Raphael Semmes Road. The LSU community is asked to use an alternate route. Traffic will be rerouted around the closure. Filming is underway for "Underground," a... more »
  • Essen Lane construction begins today

    June 8, 2015 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Essen Lane Widening Project is set to begin on Monday. Drivers should expect delays around Essen Lane at I-10. Crews have already spent several weeks surveying Essen, in preparation of the project. The construction is designed to eliminate traffic problems like "bottlenecking." The road will be... more »
  • Brett Buffington - Multimedia journalist

    June 4, 2015 6:09 PM

    Brett Buffington is a multimedia journalist and investigative reporter for Channel 2. He joined the WBRZ team in April of 2015. Brett grew up in Thomson, Georgia where he attended Thomson High School. Upon graduating Thomson High School in 2006, Brett began his career in TV at the local... more »
  • Board of Regents delays action on admissions standards

    June 2, 2015 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The state Board of Regents on Monday again delayed actions on a proposal to adjust minimum admissions standards for state universities. The board held a special meeting Monday after several members last week raised concerns about whether the state would be lowering standards and doing a disservice to... more »
  • Budget, movies, taxes on Monday's session agenda

    June 1, 2015 8:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The state budget is a top priority at the Capitol Monday. The Senate Finance Committee was in session on Saturday trying to get some work done on the state budget. The state is in a $1.2 billion hole. So far, lawmakers have managed to close the gap... more »
  • Security changes at Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse

    May 28, 2015 9:53 AM

    NEW ROADS- Pointe Coupee Parish officials implemented several changes at the courthouse in New Roads in an effort to improve security. Anyone entering the courthouse, whenever court hearings are taking place, will only be able to do so at the courthouse's front entrance. Visitors will have to show identification and... more »
  • Employ BR spring job fair check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 28, 2015 9:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Employ BR Job Fair is turning job seekers into employers. "I came to this job fair and met a great group of people, they went back and told the president of the company about me. He called, flew down to New Orleans, and now I'm here to... more »
  • Murder victim's son wants death penalty for accused killers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 27, 2015 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tahereh Ghassemi's son is calling for swift justice for the four men accused of killing his mom. "The death penalty is the only thing they deserve," Hamed Ghassemi said. Hamed Ghassemi lifted his silence today for the first time since his father's arrest. Hamid Ghassemi is... more »
  • Ascension Parish animal rescue group threatens to sue parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 26, 2015 6:35 PM

    SORRENTO - The animal rescue group, Companion Animal Rescue of Ascension, said it might sue Ascension Parish leaders after workers were locked out of the parish animal shelter last week. Last week, workers were turned away as they tried to rescue two Chihuahuas. Tonight, the organization is worried animals... more »
  • KaBOOM! to build new playground in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 26, 2015 10:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- KaBOOM! Is looking for volunteers to help them build a new playground at the Jewel J. Newman Community Center. The new playground will be fully assembled from scratch in less than eight hours with the help of several community members, local residents, and playground organizers. A kick-off... more »
  • Rockets hold off Warriors

    May 26, 2015 9:54 AM

    HOUSTON- James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points and the Rockets avoided a four-game sweep in the Western Conference finals by downing the Golden State Warriors 128-115. Harden contributed 17 points in the fourth quarter to help Houston avoid a late collapse and extend the series to a fifth... more »
  • Memorial Day weekend travel check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 21, 2015 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Memorial Day is right around the corner and law enforcement officials are putting extra patrolmen on the roads and highways to deal with the holiday traffic. Memorial Day weekend always puts an excess of cars on the road. This year it comes at the same time as... more »
  • David Letterman signs off

    May 21, 2015 4:36 AM

    NEW YORK- David Letterman has signed off as host of NBC's "Late Show." He was ushered into retirement Wednesday night by four presidents and a long list of celebrities. Letterman said goodbye after 33 years and 6,028 broadcasts of his late-night shows on CBS and NBC. The final "Late Show"... more »
  • State owed nearly $1 billion in unpaid OMV fines check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 20, 2015 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Office of Motor Vehicles is owed $1 billion dollars in unpaid fines, according to preliminary numbers obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit. Numbers the Investigative Unit obtained show at least $860 million is owed. A 2015 inflation calculator shows that much money could rebuild the Louisiana... more »
  • Court records show murder suspect snitched on others Play Video

    May 18, 2015 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Court records obtained by the Investigative Unit show it was Tyler Ashpaugh who pointed the finger at three other men in a murder-for-hire case, leading to all of their arrests over the weekend. Taherah Ghassemi went missing in April. Her car was found burned out near North... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Girls on the Run check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 8, 2015 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Girls on the Run is an organization that inspires young women to overcome obstacles, define themselves, and change the world. The group has over one million members nationwide. This morning on Breakfast with 2une In, News 2's Rebecca Buchanan met up with some members of girls on the... more »
  • Yard Makeover: Louisiana Nursery check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 7, 2015 9:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Couvillion family's yard is about to get some makeover magic. This morning, Mitch Mayes from the Louisiana Nursery stopped by to tell us what type of plants the Couvillions might be seeing in their new yard during the big reveal, May 20th. We're less than three... more »
  • Chef of the Month: Caliente Mexican Craving's Adobo Chicken Tacos check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 6, 2015 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- During the month of May, our chef of the month is from Caliente Mexican Craving. This morning, Raul Arenas and Jessica Barraza kicked off their month-long stint in the kitchen by showing us how to make some delicious Adobo Chicken Tacos. Ingredients: 2 lbs. chicken breast 5... more »
  • Yard Makeover: School of Landscape Architecture check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 30, 2015 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- We're three weeks way from revealing the big winner of the WBRZ $20,000 Yard Makeover Contest. This morning, Evan Peterson and Blair Lejeune, from LSU's Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, stopped by 2une In to give us some more details on the makeover process. more »
  • Man sentenced for dumping hazardous waste into BR water system check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 29, 2015 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man in Baton Rouge who illegally dumped six million gallons of hazardous waste over a three-year period will not do any jail time. Roger Dies faced a lengthier sentence for his actions but was given two years federal probation instead. He also must pay hefty fines.... more »
  • Parish employee suspended for taking equipment home Play Video

    April 28, 2015 6:31 PM

    NEW ROADS - The Director of the Recreation Department for Pointe Coupee Parish was suspended for three days without pay after he took parish equipment home. According to an email obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit, Sal Genusa was suspended over a box grader found at his home after... more »
  • The Pledge of Allegiance: The Dunham School check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 24, 2015 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 2nd grade at The Dunham School. Be sure to watch The Daily Pledge every weekday on 2une In at 5:58 a.m. to see if your child's school is featured. more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Dancing for Big Buddy check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 24, 2015 9:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This weekend hundreds of people will fill up LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center to see local stars strut their stuff at Dancing for Big Buddy. The community stars will dance for charity to provide help and hope for at risk children in the Baton Rouge area. News... more »
  • Fire union president accused of violating probation Play Video

    April 23, 2015 6:21 PM

    GONZALES- Shane Spillman, the President of the Baton Rouge Fire Union, appeared in a Gonzales courtroom Thursday after his probation officer filed paperwork to have his probation revoked. Spillman was arrested for a second offense DWI last year. When he was picked up, the Investigative Unit discovered he had... more »
  • Murder suspect apprehended after failing to show up for trial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 21, 2015 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A suspected murderer was picked up in St. Tammany Parish Tuesday after skipping out on court this week. Tressie Newberry is accused of principle to second degree murder. Her son, Mason Chiapuzio, is the accused triggerman in the case. Newberry's trial was set to start... more »
  • Missing woman's son makes emotional plea for her safe return check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 15, 2015 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The son of a missing woman fought back tears Wednesday, as he made an emotional plea for his mother's safe return. Tahereh Ghassemi was last seen on Saturday. One day later, her blue Jaguar was found burned out off Monterrey near Choctaw. "This is a first,"... more »
  • Naked man escapes armed robbery at motel check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 14, 2015 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A naked man ran from a motel room off Siegen Lane desperately trying to get help after two armed intruders stormed it. It happened at the Motel 6 off Siegen Lane recently. According to court documents, the victim was having sex with a woman for... more »
  • Mayor Kip Holden claims Ethics Commission out to get him check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 7, 2015 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Mayor-President of Baton Rouge claimed victory today against the Ethics Commission after he opened up a check from the IRS. The Ethics Commission claims Mayor Kip Holden owes the state $2,500 in fines for a problem with a financial disclosure report back in 2008. Holden believes... more »
  • WBR deputy accused of assaulting EBR deputy check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 6, 2015 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy found herself on the other side of the law over the weekend, when she was arrested accused of battery on a police officer and criminal trespassing. Mandy Miller works in the Traffic Division of the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's... more »
  • Ourso defeats Amoroso by 72 votes

    March 28, 2015 9:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish elected Darrell Ourso to represent them in the State House of Representatives for District 66. The former Metro Councilman defeated Current Metro Councilman Buddy Amoroso by 72 votes. With all 29 precincts reporting, the Secretary of State's Office shows Ourso... more »
  • New details suggest U.S. Marshal's murder could have been prevented check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 17, 2015 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- New details obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit reveal federal authorities were alerted about a convict violating his probation last year, but did nothing. That inaction tonight raises questions whether Jamie Croom would have killed three people if he was instead issued a parole hold while locked... more »

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