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  • Law enforcement beefs up security for Black Friday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 25, 2015 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local law enforcement agencies in Baton Rouge have plans to triple the amount of patrols you normally see at area malls for Black Friday. It's one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and they're taking no chances. Baton Rouge Police say it's all an... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Bacteria in Assumption water one day before boil order issued check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 24, 2015 6:21 PM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH - Concern is growing about a boil order that was issued in Assumption Parish last week. The WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered bacteria was first detected in the water supply 24 hours before the boil order was issued. That boil order was lifted Saturday after tests came back clear.... more »
  • November 24, 2015 Morning News Pop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 24, 2015 8:11 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Travel alert issued for Americans Miles addresses firing rumors at press conference Tom Cruise filming in downtown Baton Rouge Out of the chill Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • Michael Vinsanau - Multimedia Journalist

    November 20, 2015 5:44 PM

    Michael Vinsanau is a multimedia journalist for WBRZ News 2. He joined our team in June 2015. Michael is a New Orleans native who began his studies at LSU and finished at Southeastern Louisiana University. As a student he worked for the Southeastern Channel, coming in second for “... more »
  • November 20, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 20, 2015 7:04 AM

    Here are today's top stories: 1 person taken to the hospital in shooting on Monet Drive Long list of projects could mean a new bridge in 30 years Many key positions up for grabs in Saturday's election Frosty cold front to cross Louisiana Updates all... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Almost half of New Roads Police Department not POST certified check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 18, 2015 6:09 PM

    NEW ROADS - Tonight, concern is mounting over some officers' credentials in the City of New Roads Police Department. One officer told us those in the department aren't being adequately trained with their firearms, but they still carry a gun and a badge. Numbers obtained by the Investigative Unit... more »
  • Flash flood watch, heavy rains continue

    November 18, 2015 4:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Weather officials said a flash flood watch continues for some of the WBRZ viewing area early Wednesday morning. Moderate rainfall is still expected through the morning hours. Be aware during the morning commute and remember to "Turn Around, Don't Drown." Only a few inches of moving water... more »
  • Bond paperwork ready for cop accused of murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 11, 2015 5:01 PM

    MARKSVILLE- The WBRZ Investigative Unit has learned paperwork is ready for a cop accused of murdering a six year old to be released from jail. That could likely happen as early as tomorrow Norris Greenhouse and Derrick Stafford were both arrested Friday, accused of shooting and killing Jeremy Mardis.... more »
  • November 10, 2015 Morning News Pop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 10, 2015 8:06 AM

    Here are today's top stories: New Orleans music icon Allen Toussaint dead at 77 Lafayette's Grand Theater scheduled to reopen following shooting Fournette jersey auction explodes in final minutes Showers, cool temps. around the corner Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »

    October 29, 2015 4:46 PM

    WBRZ HOSTS FEED A FAMILY FRIDAY DURING 31 st ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE BATON ROUGE, La. – Join WBRZ for Feed a Family Friday on October 30, 2015 from 5am to 1pm at Albertsons on Perkins at Essen. Area residents and businesses are urged to bring perishable items such as... more »
  • Accused drug dealer charged for overdose death check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 28, 2015 12:05 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Authorities in Iberville Parish accused a man of murder Wednesday after they said he sold prescription narcotics to someone who later died from an overdose. Deputies charged 30-year-old Jeremy Doiron with second-degree murder for the death of Nicholas LeBlanc on Aug. 31. It's a provision in Louisiana... more »
  • WBRZ Hosts 27th Annual Pat's Coats for Kids

    October 27, 2015 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La –WBRZ is hosting the annual Pat’s Coats for Kids coat drive now through Saturday, November 21, 2015. Pat’s Coats for Kids will collect monetary donations as well as children or adult-sized coats for children in need in our area. For the past 26 years,... more »
  • Crash leaves driver in critical condition

    October 25, 2015 11:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Traffic Homicide Unit was called out to a serious crash this evening at the corner of Lee Drive and Nicholson. Two vehicles collided at the intersection around 7pm. The wreck happened during a heavy downpour that left streets looking more like rivers. WBRZ has learned... more »
  • LSU Wide Receiver Malachi Dupre helps flood victims Sunday night check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 25, 2015 11:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU Wide Receiver Malachi Dupre was spotted helping stranded motorists who drove their cars through severe flooding. Roads were impassable Sunday night, following the deluge. Dupre and a group of his friends, were in a high truck and were in the process of rescuing those who got... more »
  • Amid complaints and concerns, fake TV news report ad pulled from airwaves

    October 23, 2015 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A political ad was pulled from the airwaves amid concerns the ad was deceiving to viewers. "The intentions are obvious in this situation. The call letters on the ad reference a fake television station 'WBRD' but are too similar to call letters of our station, WBRZ.... more »
  • Last governor's race debate scheduled for Wednesday night

    October 21, 2015 1:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The final TV debate among candidates for Louisiana governor is being held without Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter. Wednesday night's event at LSU will include Republican Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards. Debate organizers... more »
  • Southern University reaches settlement in '08 band hazing incident

    October 19, 2015 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University has reached a settlement with two former band members who claim they were hazed during unsanctioned initiations into the French Horn Fraternity. Today, a trial was scheduled to begin, but that never happened. At least one band member claims he suffered organ failure after... more »
  • Chief says he won't serve warrant for deputy accused of racial slur check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 13, 2015 6:32 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A West Feliciana Deputy accused of using the "n" word during a traffic stop last week has a warrant out for his arrest in Avoyelles Parish. That warrant is currently active and stems from an incident after he allegedly threatened to kill a deputy in Bunkie, La.... more »
  • Train crash in Iberville Parish kills man from North LA

    October 11, 2015 9:48 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH- A 61-year old man was killed this evening, after a train smashed into his car. It happened on LA 1, near the Rocky Canal. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi told WBRZ, that's between White Castle and Donaldsonville and is on the Iberville and Ascension Parish Lines. ... more »
  • Businesses see green with LSU game moving to Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 7, 2015 4:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses near the Northgate district at LSU are seeing green following the announcement that the LSU and South Carolina Game will be played in the Capital City. The announcement came just before 11 a.m. The game is being moved here since South Carolina is dealing with... more »
  • LSU AgCenter gets $1.25M for project to improve rural health

    October 2, 2015 10:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU AgCenter and three partners have a two-year, $1.25 million federal grant for research and outreach to reduce obesity and chronic diseases in three rural Louisiana parishes: Madison, St. Helena and Tensas. AgCenter dietitian Denise Holston-West says those parishes have some of Louisiana's highest rates of poverty... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Scathing audit at BRCC shows glaring problems check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 1, 2015 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The results of an audit conducted by out of state investigators is complete, and it shows glaring problems need to be fixed at Baton Rouge Community College. All of this stems from questionable credentials that were issued by BRCC involving a multi-million dollar federal grant that was... more »
  • Man accused of murdering nephew in St. Francisville check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 22, 2015 6:17 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A man is locked up tonight, accused of murdering his nephew Monday. The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office said a family dispute led to the shooting. It happened on Coates Road, which is off of Highway 61 Monday morning. Anthony Nixon is accused of unloading a... more »
  • New details about murdered woman's son locked up in Iran check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 21, 2015 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New details are emerging tonight about what may have led to the arrest of a man who lives in Baton Rouge but traveled to Iran to bury his mother. Hamed Ghassemi was locked up and never returned home to Baton Rouge months ago. His close family... more »
  • Deal allowed drunk driver to avoid jail time check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 16, 2015 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman who admitted to driving drunk three years ago, is facing charges now of drinking and driving again and causing a deadly crash Tuesday night. The crash killed 19-year-old Tashadow Gray. Investigators said 30-year-old T'Naia Burnette swerved into her lane and killed her. They believe she had... more »
  • Cool Schools: Southeast Middle Magnet Digital Arts and Technology Academy check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 15, 2015 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Southeast Middle is teaching students how to get comfortable on both sides of the camera. The school just implemented the Southeast Middle Magnet Digital Arts and Technology Academy, a magnet program that enrolls about 20% of the school's students. Students that are enrolled in the program are able... more »
  • 1 dead, 2 wounded in New Orleans French Quarter shooting

    September 9, 2015 7:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say one man is dead and two others wounded in a French Quarter shooting. Police say that when they arrived at the scene early Wednesday morning, a 35-year-old man was found dead in the 600 block of Iberville St. They say the two men wounded... more »
  • Port Vincent, Springfield consider extending business hours

    September 2, 2015 10:33 AM

    PORT VINCENT- Two small Livingston Parish villages are reworking their ordinances to let shopkeepers stay open 24 hours. The Port Vincent Board of Aldermen realized the matter last month, when the police chief asked the village to move alcohol sale hours up by one hour during the week to match... more »
  • Natalia Verdina - Multimedia Journalist

    August 31, 2015 1:33 PM

    Natalia Verdina is a multimedia reporter for WBRZ News 2. She joined the station in August 2015. Previously Verdina was an anchor/reporter for Univision in Raleigh, NC. Her reporting includes the shooting death of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man killed by a white police officer in North Charleston,... more »
  • Trevor's Wish Food Drive and Hunger Action Month 2015 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 31, 2015 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is asking people to give back to the less fortunate as part of Hunger Action Month in September. The Trevor's Wish Food Drive is held every year in honor of Trevor Sims, who asked to feed the hungry before losing his battle... more »
  • Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream in Texas and Alabama

    August 31, 2015 8:34 AM

    BRENHAM, TX - Blue Bell ice cream is back. Blue Bell Creameries has resumed selling its products in select locations Monday, four months after the Texas-based retailer halted sales due to listeria contamination. Blue Bell ice cream is now available at stores in the Houston and Austin areas, including in... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Capital Chef's Showcase check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 28, 2015 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Chef's Showcase has delicious food for a great cause. The showcase is Cancer Services' signature fundraising event and will feature some of the finest restaurants in Baton Rouge. The Capital Chef's Showcase has been going on for more than 30 years in the Baton Rouge area.... more »
  • East Baton Rouge Parish School Board holds retreat

    August 28, 2015 8:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, whose nine members took office in January, is holding its first retreat. Saturday's retreat also will be the board's first one with new Superintendent Warren Drake, who took over the state's second-largest school system on June 1. Drake and his... more »
  • Obama in New Orleans for hurricane's 10th anniversary check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2015 9:47 AM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama is marking 10 years since Hurricane Katrina by celebrating the revival of New Orleans, which suffered the worst of the storm's devastation. He's also using the occasion to press governments to start helping communities prepare for the stronger storms that climate change will cause. ... more »
  • Questions raised over hiring of convicted police officer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2015 6:43 PM

    WHITE CASTLE- Questions are being raised tonight after a convicted law enforcement officer in Port Allen managed to get hired in White Castle. Jasmione Clark just started on the force with White Castle Police. He has convictions tied to excessive force against citizens. Court records show he also violated... more »
  • Indy driver Justin Wilson dies from crash injuries

    August 25, 2015 9:52 AM

    PENNSYLVANIA- IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris from another vehicle struck him during Sunday's race at Pocono Raceway. Wilson's vehicle veered into an interior wall at the track and he is the first IndyCar driver to die because of... more »
  • LSU classes begin Monday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 24, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU faculty, staff and students are heading back to class Monday morning. University president, Dr. F. King Alexander stopped by 2une In this morning to tell News 2's John Pastorek about his expectations for the upcoming year. Students moved onto campus last week and have spent the last... more »
  • "Shakespeare in the Swamp" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 24, 2015 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Local actors are getting ready to perform some classic plays with a Cajun twist. John Schneider Studios will be hosting "Shakespeare in the Swamp" at the end of the month. This morning one of the show's lead actors, Chasen Schneider, and producer, Alicia Allain, stopped by 2une In... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: St. Francisville's Polos and Pearls Play Video

    August 21, 2015 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The town that's two miles long and two yards wide, better known as St. Francisville, is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes. This morning News 2's Kylie Dixon was at the historical museum in St. Francisville to learn more about the town's Polos and Pearls... more »
  • Spending in East Baton Rouge Parish rebounds in June

    August 21, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish rose by 5.6 percent in June, breaking a string of two months where economic activity was lower than the year before. According to figures released by the city-parish Finance Department, businesses and consumers spent nearly $728.5 million in June.... more »
  • WBRZ reaches deal with DISH

    August 20, 2015 7:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ reached an agreement with DISH this week to keep our signal broadcast to local viewers on their network. The contract for carrying the signal ran out on June 30. WBRZ-TV gave DISH multiple extensions to continue negotiations, the last of which was... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Hundreds of cases remain open, despite DNA match check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 19, 2015 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hundreds of positive DNA matches from the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab tied to criminal cases have done nothing to resolve them. The positive DNA test results from evidence in those cases were sent to area law enforcement agencies, for them to investigate. In the eight parish area... more »
  • Vitter beginning TV ad campaign in Louisiana governor's race

    August 19, 2015 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- U.S. Sen. David Vitter is sitting on the largest campaign account in the Louisiana governor's race. And now he's finally pumping some of the money into TV advertising. The Republican candidate launches his first 30-second TV ad Thursday. Campaign spokesman Luke Bolar says the spot will run across... more »
  • Candidate for Lt. Governor draws criticism for use of 'n' word check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 18, 2015 6:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state Senator from Opelousas is drawing fire tonight for a controversial campaign ad that uses the "n" word. Elbert Guillory says his ad refers to the words of President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 after he signed the Civil Rights Act. According to Guillory's Facebook Page,... more »
  • Movie Tavern opening its Baton Rouge location check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 18, 2015 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Movie Tavern gives a whole new meaning to “dinner and a movie.” The theater opens a new Baton Rouge location on Tuesday. Movie Tavern Citiplace will offer customers a full-service movie experience. The company specializes in creating the perfect in-theater dining experience, including servers delivering cocktails,... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: LPCF Helping Heal Little Hearts Fundraiser check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 14, 2015 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Survival rates for babies with critical congenital heart defects are improving in the U.S. Now, more than 80% of infants survive to year one. Groups like the Louisiana Pediatric Cardiovascular Foundation are working to make that number even higher. This morning, 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan was... more »
  • Accident blocks 1 lane of I-10 West at Dalrymple

    August 14, 2015 7:18 AM

    UPDATE: All lanes are now open (6: 26 am) -------------------- BATON ROUGE- Some drivers are looking for another way to work this morning. One lane is blocked on I-10 West at Dalrymple due to an accident. Traffic is still passing through the center and left lanes,... more »
  • Prominent BR Attorney says DNA evidence exonerates him in wife's murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 13, 2015 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A prominent Baton Rouge attorney says DNA evidence processed by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab rules him out as a suspect in his wife's murder 30 years ago. Denise Porter was killed inside her apartment in 1985. Investigators said she was stabbed to death. Over... more »
  • The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey present: Built To Amaze check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 13, 2015 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The circus is coming to town! The Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey present: Built To Amaze is coming to Baton Rouge this weekend. This morning, some members of The Greatest Show On Earth stopped by 2une In to give News 2's John Pastorek and Kylie... more »
  • Coworkers remember murdered woman as caring, joyful check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2015 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Co-workers of a woman who was savagely beaten to death with a baseball bat remember her for her contagious smile and loving personality. Johnson worked at Remington College for the past 13 years in the admissions department. Taryla Mack saw her last Thursday. "She was always... more »
  • Impairment suspected in fatal crash

    August 12, 2015 10:30 AM

    PORT ALLEN- Louisiana State Police say impairment might have played a factor in an interstate wreck that killed a woman in Port Allen. Troopers say 38-year-old Tasha Nelson was killed in the single-vehicle crash shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday night. The crash happened on LA 415 south of US... more »
  • Children and yoga check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2015 8:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some students are looking to yoga to help them in the classroom. Stress naturally occurs in everyone's life. Studies show that it's important for children to limit their stress, and keep it from becoming toxic. One way to do this is by teaching them how to... more »
  • John Schneider set to take down Broadmoor Theater sign check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2015 8:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Broadmoor Theater sign is set to come down on Wednesday. The theater is being demolished to make room for additional parking for a nearby shopping center. Former “Dukes of Hazzard” star, John Schneider, is taking the sign to John Schneider Studios in Livingston Parish where... more »
  • Habitat For Humanity: Pink Tool Belt Bash

    August 11, 2015 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Habitat For Humanity's 10 th annual Pink Tool Belt Bash is coming back to Baton Rouge. “The Pink Tool Belt Bash is all about women helping other women rise above poverty housing to a more stable environment for themselves and their families,” said Habitat For Humanity... more »
  • Angola inmates ask for rehearing on death row heat case

    August 10, 2015 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State corrections officials complained last fall to a federal appellate court that a federal judge was micromanaging the state prison by ordering heat indexes on death row not top 88 degrees from April through October. Now, the three death-row inmates whose lawsuit against the state prompted Judge Brian... more »
  • Hundreds turn out for slain officer's funeral Play Video

    August 10, 2015 8:50 AM

    GONZALES - Hundreds of people lined Airline Highway in Gonzales Monday to pay their respects to 29-year-old Thomas LaValley, a Shreveport police officer killed recently in the line of duty who is being laid to rest in St. Amant. LaValley was shot and killed last week while responding to... more »
  • EBR Deputies find missing child alive and well

    August 9, 2015 8:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputies found a missing child alive and well this evening. Investigators said 12-year old Kameron Vincent left her home around 11am, on Mayfair Drive this morning. She was found near a heavy machinery shop in Baton Rouge. Investigators said she appeared... more »
  • Birds blamed for Dish signal trouble

    August 6, 2015 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Birds roosting on Dish TV equipment continue to cause signal problems for Dish TV subscribers. The issues have been troubling viewers for more than a month. Viewers told WBRZ they were having trouble watching Channel 2 on Dish around the same time most... more »
  • Lawmakers want jail time for illegal daycares check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 3, 2015 7:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some state lawmakers want individuals operating illegal daycares to face jail time. Currently a daycare operating without a state license can be fined $1000 a day, but there are no criminal penalties on the books for the offenders. The issue came to a head in June when... more »
  • Payroll problem in New Roads causes overdrafts for employees check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 3, 2015 6:25 PM

    NEW ROADS- City employees in New Roads made a shocking discovery last week when their hard earned money never made it into their bank accounts. A payroll problem with the direct deposits caused the issue that left some city workers without money to pay their bills. "My account... more »
  • Hate crime prosecution historic for East Feliciana Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 29, 2015 6:42 PM

    CLINTON- A hate crime arrest in Clinton Tuesday, is the first of its kind in East Feliciana Parish according to District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla. Ronnie Barnes, 54, was arrested accused of pulling a child's pants down and calling him the "n word." It happened at a gas station in... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
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    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 »

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