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  • Woman accused of whipping kids loses job over arrest Play Video

    June 29, 2016 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The mother of six children who went viral last week after she was arrested for disciplining her kids tells WBRZ she lost her job over her arrest. "It's been my only income right now," Schaquana Spears said. Spears admitted to whipping her children after they got caught... more »
  • Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office at odds with New Roads Mayor over juvenile prosecution Play Video

    June 28, 2016 5:26 PM

    NEW ROADS- The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office is at odds with the Mayor of New Roads following a WBRZ Investigative Unit report earlier this month. It centers around Mayor Robert Myer prosecuting juveniles in Mayor's court. Legal scholars and attorneys say that's against the law since juveniles must... more »
  • Paramedic describes chaotic scene after getting hit by alleged drunk driver Play Video

    June 27, 2016 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A paramedic for Acadian Ambulance talked about surviving a crash that sent six people to the hospital. John Piker's shift was about to end when Piker and his partner came across a vehicle that was involved in a separate wreck at the I-10/12 split in Baton Rouge... more »
  • Mom who went viral moved by support from strangers Play Video

    June 23, 2016 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mom whose plight went viral after doing an interview on WBRZ Tuesday night is moved by the support she's received from strangers around the community and nation. Dozens of people reached out to WBRZ offering their support. Today, we turned over all of the names... more »
  • Inmate escapes from WBR jail, gets caught with marijuana Play Video

    June 21, 2016 5:29 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A West Baton Rouge Parish trustee is locked up in the main part of the jail after investigators said he escaped over the weekend. Investigators said when he got caught, they found two bags of marijuana on him. According to investigators, 37-year-old Haron Link was serving... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Legal experts believe New Roads mayor is breaking the law Play Video

    June 17, 2016 5:35 PM

    NEW ROADS - Tonight there are allegations the Mayor of New Roads is breaking the law. It involves juveniles he's been prosecuting in mayor's court. Initially, Mayor Robert Myer acted like he didn't know what we were talking about, but after showing him our records it refreshed his memory.... more »
  • Man charged in murder for hire wants cell phone records suppressed Play Video

    June 15, 2016 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For the first time in a year, WBRZ heard from the son of a murdered woman who is stuck overseas. There's a new twist, the attorneys representing the man accused of hiring the hit wants cell phone records that led to his arrest suppressed. His attorney claims... more »
  • Four BRPD officers named in lawsuit over excessive force Play Video

    June 14, 2016 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A grieving mother and father are suing the Baton Rouge Police Department and four of its officers claiming their actions led to their loved ones death. Kevin Bajoie, 32, was tazed in North Baton Rouge last year. He died of a heart attack later. Tonight, Bajoie and his... more »
  • Budget ax about to fall in Pointe Coupee Parish Play Video

    June 13, 2016 5:15 PM

    POINTE COUPEE PARISH- The budget ax is about to come down after sales tax revenues fell short, according to police jurors on the finance committee. Job cuts, reduction in budgets and building closures are all part of the plan. Parish leaders are blaming a drop in sales tax revenue.... more »
  • Administrator accused of grabbing Special Ed student by neck Play Video

    June 8, 2016 5:21 PM

    GREENSBURG - A St. Helena Parish School administrator is in hot water tonight after she was accused of grabbing a fifth grade Special Education student by the neck. The St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies witnessed the incident in class. It happened a couple of weeks before school... more »
  • Large case load prompts hiring of additional domestic violence prosecutor

    June 7, 2016 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman allegedly murdered by her husband Monday is shining a light on the problem with domestic violence in the area. In Baton Rouge over the past 12 hours, seven people were arrested for domestic violence. The problem is so large, the East Baton Rouge Parish... more »
  • Residents claim neighborhood sewage is holding them hostage in their homes Play Video

    June 6, 2016 5:19 PM

    SPRINGFIELD- Neighbors in the Riverscape subdivision claim they are being held hostage by acrid smell of sewage that hangs in the air. It caused them to contact the Investigative Unit. Neighbors are fed up. The smell is enough to make your eyes water. They claim they've contacted the state... more »
  • Department of Education sues citizens who file public records requests Play Video

    June 1, 2016 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tonight, there are new allegations the Department of Education is hiding public information from you. State Superintendent of Education John White is suing two citizens who filed public records requests this year. Last year, the WBRZ Investigative Unit showed the Department paid out thousands of dollars in... more »
  • WBRZ's Fireworks on the Mississippi set for July 4 at 9 p.m.

    May 31, 2016 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ News 2 will host WBRZ’s Fireworks on the Mississippi, sponsored by The USS Kidd, which is the largest fireworks show in Louisiana on July 4, 2016. WBRZ is proud to continue the tradition created by the Manship Family. WBRZ and The USS Kidd will provide... more »
  • Disturbing details emerge over EFP School Board Member's murder Play Video

    May 24, 2016 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- At least four different witnesses on Wenonah Street said East Feliciana Parish School Board Member Broderick Brooks was naked when the coroner picked up his body. The Coroner conducted an autopsy on his body Tuesday, and are still waiting on those results. Questions remain about what... more »
  • Baker Councilman calls his arrest over moon pie theft "ridiculous" Play Video

    May 23, 2016 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The trial for a councilman in Baker who was arrested for allegedly stealing a moon pie, hit a snag today. It happened when John Givens' attorney was a no show for the trial. In court, Judge Bonnie Jackson asked Givens to locate a phone number for her... more »
  • California rock band's equipment stolen from Prairieville Play Video

    May 17, 2016 11:49 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- At least $25,000 worth of expensive band equipment and lighting kits got swiped from a neighborhood off Highway 73 near I-10 overnight. The lead singer for the California rock band Pullman Standard stopped in Prairieville Monday night to make a recording when he said someone cut the lock... more »
  • Was a high ranking parish employee fired over campaign promise? Play Video

    May 12, 2016 4:57 PM

    GONZALES- Tonight, there are allegations the "good ole boy" network is running strong in Ascension Parish. A prominent land owner claims he brought Parish President Kenny Matassa money to fire a high ranking parish employee. That land owner donated hundreds of dollars to Kenny Matassa. What is unclear tonight was... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Employee admits to stealing from two public agencies Play Video

    May 10, 2016 5:46 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A former parish employee who had to pay nearly $20,000 of restitution to West Baton Rouge Parish for stealing money is in hot water again. Araviance Anderson is an employee for the Department of Health and Hospitals now and investigators said she admitted to fraudulently collecting more... more »
  • Mother demands answers after 12-year-old daughter is raped near Garden District Play Video

    May 9, 2016 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two days after a suspect was arrested for allegedly raping a woman in the Garden District, a mother in the area is demanding answers about her 12-year-old daughter's case from about six weeks ago. We're not identifying the mom or listing where she lives to protect her... more »
  • Prominent attorney talks to just one station about son's drug charges Play Video

    May 2, 2016 7:19 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH- Tonight, there are allegations someone went judge shopping after a prominent lawyer's son received two very different bonds in one night. The bonds were set for drug and weapons charges. Jailen Jordan was arrested with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana after Brusly Police... more »
  • Family, friends remember John Mahaffey Play Video

    April 30, 2016 11:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – For twenty years, John Mahaffey was the face of WBRZ News. That million-dollar smile, iconic voice, often mocked but never duplicated. Remembered as the duke by his colleagues and remembered as dad by his loving daughters. “I was so lucky to have him as my father.... more »
  • Plans to drill for brine cause fears about sinkhole in Iberville Parish Play Video

    April 26, 2016 5:38 PM

    WHITE CASTLE- More than 150 residents in Iberville Parish are on edge, fearing an environmental disaster. This comes after they received letters in the mail recently saying a company is planning to drill wells for brine production. Many are having flashbacks to the Bayou Corne sinkhole that emerged not... more »
  • EBR Substitute Teacher fired for pulling student's hair at school Play Video

    April 25, 2016 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A substitute teacher in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System has been fired over allegations she pulled a child's hair after a confrontation while she was at work. The incident occurred last Thursday at Westdale Middle School. According to the girl's mom, Shonta Edwards,... more »
  • WBRZ viewers react to anchor John Mahaffey's passing

    April 22, 2016 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former WBRZ News 2 anchor John Mahaffey died overnight following a blood clot that happened after a Thursday surgery. Mahaffey led the WBRZ news team during the Golden Years of TV - from the 1970s until he retired in May 1999. He is remembered as being... more »
  • Former WBRZ anchor John Mahaffey dies Play Video

    April 22, 2016 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Veteran news anchor John Mahaffey died overnight. He was 77. Mahaffey is remembered as one of the most popular faces of television in Baton Rouge, leading the WBRZ news team during the Golden Years of TV – from the 1970s until he retired in May 1999.... more »
  • Owner of group home where one person died in December not licensed by state Play Video

    April 19, 2016 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The owner of a group home that went up in flames just before Christmas leaving one man dead and another victim injured was not licensed by the State Department of Health and Hospitals, according to a DHH spokeswoman. State guidelines require most group homes to get licenses... more »
  • Chef of the Month: SHUCKS! Redfish on the Half Shell Play Video

    April 13, 2016 10:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Our April chef of the month, SHUCKS!, will be cooking up delicious meals all month long in the 2une In kitchen. Chef Joey Faciane was back on Wednesday cooking some delicious redfish that's perfect for any occasion, whether it be a family dinner or a first date.... more »
  • Police on double murder investigation: All resources in play Play Video

    April 12, 2016 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crime scene investigators and detectives have worked double shifts, some groups logging nearly two-dozen hours, investigating a high-profile double-murder and shooting. Sunday, two Southern University students were killed and a third person was shot at the Cottages on Ben Hur. Soon after the shooting, police arrested... more »
  • New information: Burglary suspect shot by trooper was on crime spree, deputies say Play Video

    April 5, 2016 5:05 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies believe the man who was shot by an off-duty State Police detective over the weekend is responsible for seven car burglaries the night he was shot. All of them occurred near the Autumn Woods subdivision, according to detectives. The WBRZ Investigative Unit first reported... more »
  • Trial set for well known pastor accused of torching her own house Play Video

    March 31, 2016 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A well known pastor accused of burning her house down near Zachary will go to trial this summer. Bridget Steib's case has been pending in the 19th Judicial District Court for almost four years. Investigators say Steib and her sister were caught on her home's surveillance cameras... more »
  • Tornado watch in effect until 9 am

    March 31, 2016 6:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for most of the WBRZ viewing area until 9 a.m. Thursday. According to the NWS, the watch is in effect for the following parishes: East Baton Rouge East Feliciana Livingston Pointe Coupee St. Helena St. Tammany Tangipahoa Washington West... more »
  • State demands answers from water company over unhealthy amount of chemicals Play Video

    March 29, 2016 5:21 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- State health leaders had strong words today for People's Water in Donaldsonville. "We don't have a trust at this point," Dr. Jimmy Guidry said. "In order to build that trust they have to do their job, and we have to check and make sure they're doing their job." The... more »
  • Authorities wish they had DWI database when man was arrested twice in one night Play Video

    March 28, 2016 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Disturbing new details are emerged Monday about a man who was arrested for driving while intoxicated twice in one night. Jeffrey Blough was under the state Department of Corrections supervision when he caused two crashes in two different parishes last week, the WBRZ Investigative Unit learned. Blough's criminal... more »
  • March 28, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    March 28, 2016 7:24 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Fire breaks out at McDonald's on Florida Blvd. near N. Foster State officials clear Donaldsonville water for consumption Disaster food stamps available in Ascension Parish this week A quiet start to the week Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK... more »
  • Programming: News 2 at 10p.m. will air on WBTR, rebroadcast later

    March 26, 2016 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Due to ABC’s broadcast of The 10 Commandments, WBRZ News 2 at 10 p.m. will broadcast live on WBTR Saturday night. Viewers can tune in to WBTR on channel 41.1, Cox cable channel 19 and 1019, AT&T channel 19 or Eatel channel 144. News... more »
  • Man arrested twice on same night for DWI Play Video

    March 25, 2016 7:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man with a troubled history of getting arrested for driving while intoxicated managed to get arrested twice in the same night for DWI recently. Investigators said this past weekend's arrests bring his total of DWI arrests up to 12. It's unclear how many of those resulted... more »
  • Plaintiffs' Attorney: Town of White Castle loses court battle over public records Play Video

    March 18, 2016 5:20 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Attorneys representing plaintiffs suing the Town of White Castle say the Town was dealt a big blow today, by an Iberville Parish Judge. Attorney Seth Dornier said a Judge ordered the Town to turn over the public records, pay the plaintiffs' attorney fees, and face a fine. Attorneys defending... more »
  • March 18, 2016 Morning News Pop Play Video

    March 18, 2016 7:24 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Who can apply? FEMA Disaster Assistance FAQs I-10 closure near Texas-Louisiana border causing problems for drivers Bicyclist dead after being struck by 18-wheeler Wet wrap to the week, still watching rivers Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • I-10 remains closed at the Louisiana-Texas state line

    March 16, 2016 8:03 AM

    LAKE CHARLES- Louisiana State Police say Interstate 10 is closed in both directions at the Texas state line. Sgt. Gary Smith with Troop D in Lake Charles says rising flood water from the Sabine River is covering the interstate Wednesday morning on the Texas side. Troopers say drivers should use... more »
  • Renewed questions emerge over Comite River Diversion Project

    March 14, 2016 5:19 PM

    ZACHARY- After a deluge of rain last week, renewed questions are emerging about the status of the Comite River Diversion Project. The project is supposed to keep tens of thousands of residents dry during high water events in our area. It has been in the works for decades. The... more »
  • Questions raised over Central Police detail outside city limits Play Video

    March 9, 2016 5:22 PM

    CENTRAL - Questions are being raised tonight about whether the Central Police Department violated state laws with an extra duty detail officers worked recently. The detail was outside the city limits, but Central's Police vehicles were used. Central Police Chief James Salsbury said the officers working the detail... more »
  • Devon Gales' road to recovery Play Video

    March 9, 2016 9:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Since suffering a serious spinal injury back in September, Southern University's Devon Gales has inspired people all over the world with his courage and positive attitude. He arrived back in Baton Rouge last weekend after spending the last six months at a rehab facility in Atlanta. Gales... more »
  • Cool Schools: Denham Springs Elementary Super Tuesday Play Video

    March 8, 2016 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Our Cool School this week is Denham Springs Elementary where a group of students got to spend Super Tuesday learning about the 2016 presidential race. The fun lesson was part of a nationwide vote from students around the country. A group of 12 fourth graders at the school... more »
  • Crisis Action Team to activate Tuesday due to flooding threat Play Video

    March 7, 2016 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness plans to activate the Crisis Action Team tomorrow as the threat of flooding looms over Louisiana. The team will be on standby to answer requests from parishes in need of assistance. "We are pretty much ready to... more »
  • Hundreds pay their final respects to Ronnie Edwards Play Video

    March 4, 2016 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of mourners turned out at the Living Faith Christian Center Friday afternoon to say their final goodbyes to State Representative Ronnie Edwards, who lost her two year battle with pancreatic cancer last week. She served as a Metro Councilwoman in Baton Rouge for six years... more »
  • Questions raised over investigation into shooting death of Addis Police officer's wife Play Video

    March 1, 2016 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It has been nearly a month since a beloved teacher was shot and killed by her husband in Addis. He's a reserve police officer, and no charges have been filed. Many of you have wanted to know why. Tonight, we're getting to the bottom of where... more »
  • Plaquemine teacher aide accused of sexually abusing teen Play Video

    February 29, 2016 4:39 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A teacher's aide in Plaquemine is in hot water tonight, accused of two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile. That employee also helped out with the band. When allegations surfaced he was fired. Erwin Marionneaux is accused of touching a 15-year-old and sending her inappropriate text... more »
  • Football star Jarvis Landry surveys damage in his hometown of Convent Play Video

    February 25, 2016 5:31 PM

    CONVENT - Former LSU Football star and current Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Jarvis Landry surveyed damaged in his hometown of Convent Thursday. The football player heard about the damage and knew he had to come home. A warm embrace and hugs helped people smile in the storm ravaged... more »
  • Residents in Convent credit their faith for saving their lives

    February 24, 2016 5:44 PM

    CONVENT - Residents in Convent spent their Wednesday picking up the pieces and trying to salvage items from their homes. It comes after a tornado swept through the area reducing homes to rubble in a matter of seconds. "I'm thankful," Wallace, a Convent resident said. "Thankful to be alive!"... more »
  • Stormy weather looms, get WBRZ weather information anywhere you are

    February 23, 2016 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - During severe weather, stay up-to-date with potentially hazardous situations even when you are not near a TV. In addition to heavy rain, let's also be prepared for a few severe storms this week. #LaWX #MsWX pic.twitter.com/OoI8V8W7RR — Josh Eachus WBRZ (@Josh_Eachus) March 7, 2016 ... more »
  • LSU Baseball is back! Play Video

    February 19, 2016 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baseball returned to the city Friday evening as LSU opened the baseball season at home in a match up with Cincinnati. Join @WBRZ at The Box tonight -- baseball weather is looking great all weekend. pic.twitter.com/KblJEIgikN — Patrick Shingleton (@Pat_Shingleton) February 19, 2016 ... more »
  • Parades, floats, costumes mark Fat Tuesday in New Orleans Play Video

    February 9, 2016 5:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- People across south Louisiana are marking the culmination of the Mardi Gras season. News 2's John Pastorek and Ambria Washington traveled down to the crescent city on Tuesday to take in all the sights and sounds of Fat Tuesday. In New Orleans, floats and marching bands will parade... more »
  • Community mourns beloved teacher who was shot and killed Play Video

    February 8, 2016 5:20 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Residents in West Baton Rouge Parish are mourning the loss of a beloved teacher after she was killed in a shooting Friday. Monday, hundreds of people showed up to Holy Family School where Emiley Thibodeaux worked to pay their respects. Thibodeaux, 23, was killed when, investigators said,... more »
  • WBRZ viewer's storm pictures prompt NWS storm report

    February 3, 2016 1:23 PM

    BAYWOOD - Overnight storms caused trees to fall and twisted a trampoline in this small river-side community along the Amite River in the northeastern corner of East Baton Rouge. A viewer emailed pictures of damage near her house to WBRZ meteorologist Josh Eachus who alerted the National Weather Service.... more »
  • 3 horses die of starvation, multiple owners face charges Play Video

    February 1, 2016 5:21 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - Three horses are dead after parish workers said they starved to death last week across Iberville Parish. At least three different people are facing animal cruelty charges. In one case a horse was in such bad shape it had to be euthanised. In two other cases, horses... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Questions raised over town mayor's salary Play Video

    January 27, 2016 4:57 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - Questions are being raised tonight about a fat raise the Mayor of White Castle received during 2015. Town leaders are mum on the situation. Check registers obtained by the Investigative Unit indicate during the week of April 6 until April 19, Mayor Jermarr Williams earned $20.31... more »
  • $22 million collected after OMV sends out threatening letters Play Video

    January 26, 2016 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The State Office of Motor Vehicles collected a staggering amount of money from people who owed outstanding fines for a lapse in insurance. Last October, OMV sent out 1.2 million letters to people who were flagged as having a violation. From October until December, OMV collected $22... more »
  • Audit scolds Municipal Employees Retirement System former director Play Video

    January 25, 2016 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An audit released today scolded the Municipal Employees' Retirement System (MERS) over allegations money as misspent. The former director, Bob Rust, quit when this came to light last year. MERS is a system that invests money for nearly 11,000 employees from cities and towns across the... more »
  • Port Allen city employee under investigation for possibly misappropriating funds Play Video

    January 22, 2016 10:57 AM

    PORT ALLEN - An employee at City Hall is under investigation this morning over allegations she misappropriated funds. The employee has not been with the city for very long. "Right now we are determining the facts of the allegations," Mayor Richard Lee said. "We are trying to determine... more »
  • Former Police Chief: 'Derrick Todd Lee needed to die' Play Video

    January 21, 2016 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Police Chief Pat Englade remembers the terror South Louisiana serial killer Derrick Todd Lee inflicted on this community. After learning of his death today, Englade said he hopes the victims' families will find some closure. Englade was the Chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department... more »
  • Spat over new sign leaves it in the dark Play Video

    January 20, 2016 5:30 PM

    NEW ROADS - The owner of a quarter million dollar sign that was just finished being constructed in New Roads has sued the city after the work was completed. The lawsuit states New Roads Mayor Robert Myer denied the electrical permit to turn on the electricity. However, the... more »
  • Local body shop sees increase in work from 'direct repair shops' Play Video

    January 18, 2016 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some local body shops are beginning to see an old problem crop up again, and it could put you at risk. The State Attorney General sued over this very issue two years ago, and it appears the problem is still out there. It involves insurance companies sending you... more »
  • More than a dozen laid off at EBR Clerk of Court Play Video

    January 15, 2016 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than a dozen employees at the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court's Office received pink slips over the past week. It's part of a measure to get the budget back in line and plug a $1.3 million hole. Joyce Swearingen's new year isn't off... more »
  • Sources: President will stay at Holiday Inn off Constitution Play Video

    January 13, 2016 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Secret Service and local law enforcement spent Wednesday getting a local hotel ready for President Obama's arrival. Multiple sources confirmed to WBRZ, the President will stay at the Holiday Inn off Constitution Avenue. The massive effort to secure the spot where President Obama will sleep began... more »
  • Communities brace for possible Morganza spillway opening Play Video

    January 7, 2016 5:09 PM

    MORGANZA/PIERRE PART - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could open the Morganza Spillway as early as Monday to ease the pressure on levees in the Baton Rouge area and points farther south. The decision to possibly open the spillway Monday came at a meeting Thursday in Morgan City. ... more »
  • Daily levee inspections begin along Mississippi River Play Video

    January 6, 2016 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Daily levee inspections of the Mississippi River levees have begun as the river continues to rise. This morning, the Pontchartrain Levee District began monitoring the levees daily and checks around the clock are about to start. Already, seepage from the river is occurring in some neighborhoods... more »
  • Two WBRSO deputies suspended after work release investigation Play Video

    December 22, 2015 12:10 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Two West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies were suspended without pay Tuesday after an internal investigation showed they did not follow protocol when three work release inmates escaped recently. The names of the deputies were not released. One deputy was suspended for one day, the other... more »
  • Judge orders Department of Education to pay thousands for witholding public records Play Video

    December 21, 2015 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Taxpayers are on the hook for thousands of dollars tonight, after the State Department of Education refused to turn over public records. Last week a judge ordered the Department of Education to pay a hefty settlement and assessed a penalty of $100 per day since February 17.... more »
  • December 17, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    December 17, 2015 8:06 AM

    Here are today's top stories: New Orleans considers removing Confederate monuments Governor-elect Edwards pieces together more of his cabinet Star Wars fans warned to leave some costume pieces at home May the chill be with us Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • New details emerge over search warrant executed at DEQ building

    December 14, 2015 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- New details are emerging tonight about the search warrant executed by state investigators at an office at the Department of Environmental Quality. A search warrant obtained by the Investigative Unit shows Vince Sagnibene was responsible for overseeing the money paid to a company that disposed tires. Investigators... more »
  • Bobby Jindal speaking at Press Club Monday

    December 14, 2015 9:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal is making a few public appearances during his last few weeks in office. On Monday he'll speak at the Baton Rouge Press Club. Jindal is expected to talk about his time in office over the past eight years and how he believes the state is... more »
  • WBRZ hosts Pat's Coats for Kids distribution day Play Video

    December 11, 2015 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Friday is distribution day for this year's Pat's Coats for Kids. This year's coat drive helped bring in thousands of jackets for children in Baton Rouge as we get into the coldest part of the year. Pat's Coats for Kids is an annual event that helps keep the... more »
  • Holly Clegg's Holiday Countdown: December 10, 2015 Play Video

    December 10, 2015 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE- News 2's John Pastorek put on his Christmas sweater and jumped back in the kitchen with Holly Clegg this week to whip up a savory sweet that's hard to beat. Holly's Holiday Snack Mix is the perfect appetizer to put out while your guests are waiting for their... more »
  • December 10, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    December 10, 2015 8:09 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Massive manhunt held overnight after fatal shooting Longtime Anglola warden Burl Cain to retire Tempers flare at townhall meeting in Indiana Continued warming, watching the next storm system Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • Southern University student set to graduate, spent semester homeless Play Video

    December 9, 2015 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A student at Southern University will be one of the last students to cross the stage with a bachelor's degree in architecture from Southern University in Baton Rouge. Two years ago, the Board of Regents voted to terminate the architecture program citing declining enrollment. Taikian Brooks... more »

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