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  • One arrested after apartment fire on W. Brookstown Drive

    August 13, 2017 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was arrested after firefighters responded to an apartment fire on W. Brookstown Drive Saturday night, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the apartment complex in the 4200 block of W. Brookstown Drive near Prescott Road just before 8 p.m. ... more »
  • Dishwasher sparks apartment fire on Blvd. De Province

    July 30, 2017 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to an apartment fire Sunday morning that was reportedly started by a malfunction in a dishwasher. The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the reported apartment fire in the 1700 block of Boulevard De Province around 8:30 a.m. The fire was determined to... more »
  • 19-year-old tenant arrested for allegedly threatening apartment complex employee

    July 24, 2017 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 19-year-old was arrested for threatening an apartment complex employee with a knife. The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 19-year-old Andrew Metzger on charges of aggravated assault and possession with intent to distribute a schedule IV drug. On July 23, around midnight,... more »
  • Police: Man turns self in for ex-girlfriend's murder Play Video

    July 17, 2017 8:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with the murder of his ex-girlfriend. According to Baton Rouge Police, 52-year-old Robert Antoine turned himself in for the death of Monique Maxie, his ex-girlfriend. The mother of two was gunned down late Friday. On Monday, Maxie's family... more »
  • Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

    June 13, 2017 10:51 PM

    LONDON - Firefighters are battling a massive fire in an apartment high-rise in London. One side of the building appeared to be in flames. Forty fire engines and 200 firefighters had been called to the scene early Wednesday morning. The building is the Grenfell Tower in... more »
  • EBRSO: Man strangles girlfriend, throws dog out of apartment

    May 20, 2017 11:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested after he allegedly strangled his girlfriend and threw her dog out of his apartment Friday night . Deputies responded to a residence on Jefferson Highway around 10:30 p.m. after a friend of the victim reported that the victim's live-in boyfriend was beating... more »
  • Southern University students recovering following devastating fire Play Video

    May 11, 2017 11:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Eleven Southern University international students from India have recieved help from the Baton Rouge community. Five out of the eleven students will be able to graduate after Southern University, the Indian consulate, and the community has helped the students replaced most of the items lost in the... more »
  • 13-year-old dies after shooting at Greenwell Springs apartment complex Play Video

    May 5, 2017 8:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's Deputies have confirmed a 13-year-old his died after a Friday night shooting at a Greenwell Springs Road apartment complex. EBRSO officials say the shooting happened at the Mallard Crossing apartments in the 11300 block of Greenwell Springs Road. Officials say the victim was shot... more »
  • Neighbor stops arson at Baton Rouge townhouse

    April 2, 2017 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters say arson was the cause of a fire at a Baton Rouge town house Sunday morning. Crews responded to the reported fire around 7 a.m. Sunday. Firefighters and police arrived to discover that a neighbor used a fire extinguisher to put out a fire at... more »
  • Woman abandons 2-year-old for nearly 15 hours to do drugs

    April 1, 2017 7:45 PM

    ZACHARY - A woman was arrested Friday after she left a 2-year-old child alone for more than 14 hours to do drugs with a friend. Deputies responded to a home on Samuels Road after receiving a report that a child had been left alone at the residence when child's... more »
  • Police: woman arrested for leaving children barricaded in apartment

    March 29, 2017 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police arrested a woman after they say she left her children barricaded in her apartment while at work. The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 30-year-old Tracy Griffin on three counts of child desertion. On Mar. 28 around 9 a.m. police responded to an apartment complex... more »
  • Man arrested in quadruple slaying in Metairie

    March 17, 2017 7:36 PM

    METAIRIE - A 20-year-old man has been arrested in this week's drug-related slaying of four people at a Metairie apartment complex. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said Friday afternoon that Armande Stephen Tart of Metairie faces four counts of first-degree murder in Wednesday's deaths. Three people were shot to death... more »
  • Man arrested for disturbing the peace while at apartment complex, resisting arrest

    March 13, 2017 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested a man for disturbing the peace and resisting arrest while at an apartment complex. Deputies arrested 31-year-old Michael Richards for disturbing the peace by intoxication, resisting an officer, battery of a police officer and simple criminal damage to property.... more »
  • Firefighter killed after responding to Pennsylvania hoverboard fire

    March 12, 2017 3:08 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Authorities say a Pennsylvania fire department official injured in a crash while responding to a fatal fire has died of his injuries. The Harrisburg fire department said Lt. Dennis DeVoe died Saturday evening "surrounded by his family and close friends." He was a 21-year veteran of the... more »
  • Investigators determine cause of fire that killed 5-year-old girl Play Video

    January 31, 2017 8:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators have determined the cause of the apartment fire that killed a 5-year-old girl Tuesday night. According to the State Fire Marshal, the f ire was started when an 18-year-old put a pot of grease on the stove to fry some chicken and left to go... more »
  • Morning fire at apartment on North Marque Ann Drive

    January 27, 2017 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to an apartment fire in the 1000 block of North Marque Ann Drive on Friday morning. Firefighters responded to the fire around 7:50 a.m. and found smoke coming from one of the apartments. Crews were able to gain entry into... more »
  • Philadelphia landlord fatally shoots tenant over unpaid rent

    January 24, 2017 4:10 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police say a Philadelphia landlord fatally shot her tenant during a dispute over his unpaid rent. Capt. James Clark says 28-year-old Anthanasia Moncrief got into a shoving match with 32-year-old Richard Spadel during the argument shortly after 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Spadel had been renting a room from her.... more »
  • Apartment fire on Stan Avenue caused by pot left on stove

    January 12, 2017 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to an early morning apartment fire in the 11000 block of Stan Avenue. The fire occurred around 12:50 a.m. on Thursday. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find flames coming from a down stairs apartment. According to the fire... more »
  • Man found dead after Donaldsonville apartment fire

    January 5, 2017 7:17 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Investigators are still trying to determine how a Donaldsonville man died after his body was found Thursday morning after an apartment fire. State Fire Marshal investigators were summoned to the 1500 block of St. Patrick Street after crews found 68-year-old Isaac Landry in the kitchen area of... more »
  • No injuries after apartment fire on Airline Highway

    December 18, 2016 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters say no one was injured after a heating unit at an Airline Highway apartment complex caught fire Sunday afternoon. According to St. George Fire Department spokesperson Eldon Ledoux, three engines, one ladder and a rescue company responded to a fire at Devonshire Apartments around 12:59... more »
  • Decision to block property developments in Ascension reversed Play Video

    December 14, 2016 10:22 PM

    GONZALES - Developers went head-to-head with Ascension Parish officials to reverse a decision to deny two subdivision proposals. Today, that decision was reversed. Only two board members remained at the hearing, since a third resigned last night. In October, they decided to block one development that would build at... more »
  • Man stabbed to death in Pascagoula, apartment mate charged

    November 27, 2016 12:15 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Pascagoula police say one man is dead and another is charged with murder after a stabbing in an apartment where both lived. The victim was 40-year-old Eddie Vergail Stanton Sr., who was dead when an ambulance crew arrived on the scene late Saturday at Cambridge Park Apartments.... more »
  • One man dead after apartment complex shooting

    November 18, 2016 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE – At least one person was found dead Friday morning at an apartment complex off Elm Grove Garden Drive in Baton Rouge. BRPD responded to Elm Grove Garden Apartments around 1 a.m. and found 45-year-old Eric Green lying between two vehicles suffering from multiple gun shot wounds.... more »
  • Teen robbed at gunpoint at Cottages Apartment complex

    October 21, 2016 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 17-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning after meeting a man and taking him back to her apartment near LSU, police said. According to Baton Rouge Police, the crime happened around midnight Friday morning at the Cottages apartment complex on Ben Hur Road. ... more »
  • Massive apartment fire may have started outside of the building Play Video

    October 6, 2016 2:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Investigators think a massive fire that burned two large apartment buildings Thursday began from the outside, WBRZ learned. Crews were looking through the rubble Friday as residents tried to salvage whatever they could find. Just hours earlier, firefighters finished battling the blaze that injured as many... more »
  • Child playing with lighter causes apartment fire

    October 6, 2016 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A child playing with a lighter was the cause of an apartment fire in the 5000 block of Mcclelland Court on Thursday morning. The Baton Rouge Fire Department arrived on the scene of the fire on Thursday around 11 a.m. to find an upstairs apartment engulfed... more »
  • BRFD responding to fire at Lee Drive condo complex

    September 17, 2016 12:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - BRFD responded to a fire at the Beau Chene condo complex on West Lee Drive Friday. According to fire officials, the fire started before 11 p.m. and burned into the attic of the building before being brought under control. The place the fire started is a... more »
  • Early morning fire destroys apartment complex on Manchester Avenue

    August 10, 2016 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE – An apartment complex on Manchester Avenue is now considered a complete loss after an early morning fire. Residents woke up to the smell of smoke in an apartment building in the 15000 block of Manchester Avenue. Residents found the fire burning in the kitchen and once... more »
  • Early morning fire at apartment complex displaces residents Play Video

    August 9, 2016 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An early morning fire displaced 15 to 20 residents at an apartment complex in the 2000 block of Jasper Street. The St. George Fire Protection District and Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the complex around midnight where flames were on parts of the roof when... more »
  • Firefighters treated for heat-related issues after fire

    July 22, 2016 9:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Several St. George firefighters were treated for heat-related issues following an apartment fire in the 2300 block of Gardere Lane Friday afternoon. The St. George Fire Department was called to a reported attic fire in an apartment building there around 1:50 p.m. When they arrived, smoke... more »
  • 1 dead, 1 seriously injured after lightning strike

    July 14, 2016 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sources say one of two men injured during a lightning strike earlier on Thursday afternoon has died. Officials said the men were seeking shelter under a tree at the Spires of Sherwood apartment complex on Old Hammond Highway during a fast-moving and lightning-filled thunderstorm when the... more »
  • No likes for Utah apartment complex's Facebook requirement

    May 29, 2016 10:15 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Tenants at a Salt Lake City apartment complex are not giving "likes" to a Facebook-centric condition to their lease. KSL-TV reports that tenants at City Park Apartments received a notice on their doors late last week about a contractual add-on involving Facebook. According to the document,... more »
  • City says it can't afford to save or condemn Brandywine Play Video

    May 6, 2016 10:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents at the derelict Brandywine Apartment complex are on day 3 without power . The Investigative Unit has learned the power may never be turned back on, and the water could be turned off soon too. The conditions at Brandywine are almost unlivable. People living in... more »
  • Power shut off at Brandywine complex because of overdue payments Play Video

    May 5, 2016 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for Entergy says power has been shut off to the Brandywine apartment complex because of overdue payments totaling more than $60,000. News 2 began asking questions after receiving calls from several concerned residents claiming they hadn't had electricity since Wednesday morning. They're concerned about... more »
  • Southern distances itself from accused gunman, football recruit Play Video

    April 10, 2016 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Southern University said it was still trying to determine its relationship with the 22-year-old accused in a weekend shooting where two students were killed. Ernest Bernard Felton was arrested Sunday, hours after the shooting at an off-campus apartment complex closer to LSU than SU. Monday,... more »
  • Real estate experts: TOPS helps fuel LSU apartment boom

    February 1, 2016 9:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Real estate experts say the neighborhoods around LSU are in the middle of an unprecedented apartment construction boom and it's being fueled, in part, by the TOPS scholarship program. Wesley Moore, of Cook, Moore and Associates, a longtime tracker of the Baton Rouge apartment market, says more than... more »
  • Residents cope with sewage smell at BR apartment complex Play Video

    January 22, 2016 6:21 PM

    BAKER - People who live at Family Manor apartment complex on Plank Road are dealing with a smelly issue. Some residents complain that they've had to endure a strong smelling sewage odor for week upon week due to raw sewage-laden water that's sitting right on the doorsteps of residents.... more »
  • Overnight apartment fire under investigation, 1 dead Play Video

    January 7, 2016 9:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire officials have identified the man found dead inside an apartment building Thursday morning in Baton Rouge. Firefighters responded to a fire at the Brandywine Apartment on Darryl Drive around 2:30 A.M. The victim was found once the flames were contained. Coroners later identified the... more »
  • BRFD puts out fire in vacant apartment unit

    December 2, 2015 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters put out a fire at a vacant unit in a Baton Rouge apartment complex Wednesday morning. The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the fire in the 600 block of Sharp Lane just before 10:30 a.m., and they had it under control in under 20... more »
  • College Drive shooting ruled self-defense

    November 24, 2015 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man who shot his roommate during an argument in Baton Rouge did so in self-defense Monday night. Investigators said the shooting happened at the Fairway View apartment complex on College Drive around 5:30 p.m. Monday. BRPD said one man was shot, but... more »
  • Owner says 9 aboard plane that crashed in Ohio

    November 11, 2015 3:36 AM

    AKRON, OH.- The owner of a small business jet that crashed into a northeast Ohio apartment building says there were nine people aboard. Authorities have confirmed two deaths but say they're not expecting any survivors. The Akron fire department says investigators are trying to independently determine how many people were... more »
  • Apartment fire ruled an accident

    November 8, 2015 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge fire department is investigating an apartment fire that caused about $75,000 worth of damages. The fire happened outside of the apartment and then started spreading upstairs on Sunday. It happened in the 1100 block of North Donmoor Avenue around 12:30 a.m. Fire... more »
  • St. Tammany authorities seek suspect in apartment arson case

    September 14, 2015 5:50 PM

    SLIDELL - St. Tammany Parish authorities are searching for a 58-year-old man wanted in connection with a fire last week that destroyed an apartment complex near Slidell In a news release Monday, Sheriff Jack Strain says an arrest warrant has been issued for David Rutledge for one count of... more »
  • Rooftop pool hoisted onto downtown building Play Video

    August 13, 2015 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A more than 10,000 pound pool was installed on top of the Commerce Building in downtown Baton Rouge Thursday. Work first began on the more than 60-year-old building in November of 2014. The structure is being renovated to be a 93-unit apartment building with a fitness... more »
  • Fire damages apartment in complex near LSU

    August 8, 2015 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two units at an apartment complex near LSU received heavy smoke damage from a fire Saturday night. The grease fire began around 7:15 p.m. in the complex at the intersection of Janet Ave. and West Parker Blvd. According to Curte Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire... more »
  • Suspicious apartment fire under investigation

    July 22, 2015 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators are looking into an apartment fire started under suspicious circumstances, according to the St. George Fire Department. Spokesperson Eldon Ledoux said firefighters went out to the fire at a vacant four-plex on Rush Avenue and found fire and smoke coming from a downstairs unit. ... more »
  • Residents concerned over vehicle break-ins Play Video

    June 17, 2015 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ten burglaries have been reported to have happened at the Palisades at Jaguar City apartment complex on Scenic Highway, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. "They knew exactly where the clippers were, and they probably knew the person," said Brenda Shelton, who didn't want to... more »
  • Displaced families speak out after apartment blaze Play Video

    June 11, 2015 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Families are left picking up the burned pieces of what used to be their homes. Four families are displaced after flames took over their apartment complex on Sherwood Meadows Drive, Wednesday evening. "The apartment's on fire, the apartment's on fire." Kevin Dukes told News Two... more »
  • EBRSO cleaning up apartment complexes Play Video

    June 3, 2015 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Arrests are adding up after deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish raided a handful of apartment complexes. In the past month, deputies made more than 20 arrests during warrant roundups at apartment complexes. Thirteen of those arrests came June 2 at the St. Jean Apartments off... more »
  • Investigators say 9-year-old caused apartment fire

    May 15, 2015 1:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators said an apartment fire this week which displaced a family of one dozen people was started by a 9-year-old boy, and that it may not have been his first fire. A Baton Rouge Fire spokesperson said the fire at the Titian Apartments Monday morning... more »
  • Police: Man arrested after storming into sleeping couple's home

    May 3, 2015 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is accused of the robbery and rape of a couple while they were sleeping in their home early Friday morning. Baton Rouge Police arrested 23-year-old Willie McCormick after he and two other suspects allegedly broke down the bedroom door and attacked the couple. ... more »
  • Neighbors react to dead LSU students Play Video

    April 26, 2015 7:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Brandy Prater lives just feet from where Anton Joe, 25, and Ishita Maity, 28, were found unresponsive. It happened at Cambridge West apartments in Tigerland, early Sunday morning. "It was pretty scary to open my door and see this. I thought I was about to... more »
  • Disabled 68-year-old perishes in Pineville apartment fire

    April 5, 2015 5:39 PM

    PINEVILLE, La. - The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating an apartment fire that killed a disabled and ailing 68-year-old man. Deputy Chief Brant Thompson says Robert Rivers' body was found in the charred ruins of his apartment in a Pineville fourplex. He says in a news release that... more »
  • Woman woke sleeping residents to escape fire Play Video

    March 25, 2015 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An apartment fire that took the life of one woman has some displaced today. The fire happened a little after 1 a.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of Carrollton Avenue. The building consisted of 10 studio apartments, eight of which were occupied at the time. ... more »

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