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  • Man arrested after early morning gunshot complaints

    September 22, 2017 1:36 PM

    ASSUMPTION- A man was arrested early Friday morning after police responded to gunshot complaints in Assumption Parish. Deputies from the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a complaint in the Paincourtville area shortly after midnight. At the scene, deputies found a vehicle near the area of the complaint... more »
  • Man arrested for threatening victim and law enforcement

    September 15, 2017 11:31 AM

    BELLE ROSE- A man was arrested for disturbing the peace after verbally threatening a victim and deputies. On Thursday, deputies from the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call where the victim said Darian Williams had threatened her with a brick. Deputies located Williams away from the... more »
  • Deputies: Man arrested after acting obscene in window

    August 11, 2017 12:35 PM

    BELLE ROSE - A 26-year-old man was booked into jail in Assumption Parish after deputies said he exposed himself in the window of a mobile home in July. Cory L. Butler was charged with obscenity. Deputies said witnesses reported seeing Butler standing in the window of... more »
  • Assumption man arrested for alleged first degree rape

    August 8, 2017 11:30 AM

    BELLE ROSE – A man has been arrested and charged with first degree rape in connection to an incident involving a juvenile. According to a news release, the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 20-year-old Terrance Dupaty. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a complaint of a rape which allegedly occurred... more »
  • Assumption Parish deputy dies in weekend crash in Thibodaux

    July 3, 2017 11:44 AM

    THIBODAUX – A 21-year-old Assumption Parish deputy died in a car crash on LA 304 in Thibodaux over the weekend. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash claimed the life of Seth Bourgeois. The crash occurred as Bourgeois was traveling east on LA 304, near... more »
  • Normal fishing hot spot turned ghost town: Lake Verret Play Video

    June 15, 2017 8:59 AM

    Pierre Part, La. - When you're backyard is a Louisiana sportsmans dream, life can be pretty peaceful. Some say it's the sight of drooping moss at sunset, or the sound of crickets. This year, the sound of rushing water has taken away the peace. Belle River at Pierre... more »
  • Changing rain coverage, weather forecast for Omaha Play Video

    June 13, 2017 6:58 AM

    The typical, active summer pattern will continue. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will mark a third straight with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Rain coverage should be slightly lower than Sunday and Monday -- in the 50 percent range. High temperatures will therefore make it into the upper... more »
  • River and backwater flooding continue in Assumption Parish

    June 7, 2017 6:37 PM

    The National Weather Service in New Orleans has extended the FLOOD WARNING for Assumption Parish until at least Saturday afternoon. Emergency management officials continue to report flooding in areas near Belle River. Some locations that will experience flooding include Morgan City, Supreme, Labadieville and Pierre Part. Backwater flooding... more »
  • Flood fight underway in communities south of Baton Rouge Play Video

    June 5, 2017 6:39 PM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH- A massive flood fight is underway in communities south of Baton Rouge as they fight rising water from back water flooding and excess rainfall. In St. Martinville, a road linking Bayou Pigeon to Belle River is only open to high water vehicles due to high water. In Pierre... more »
  • Two arrested in drug search in Paincourtville

    March 24, 2017 11:18 AM

    PAINCOURTVILLE – Deputies say two Assumption Parish men were arrested on various narcotics charges after a search in Paincourtville early Thursday morning. According to Sheriff Leland Falcon, Oscar Davis, 41, and Alex Cedotal,52, was arrested after SWAT teams raided a home that was being used to traffic drugs. During... more »
  • Woman accused of selling stolen gun in Assumption Parish

    February 3, 2017 11:03 AM

    BAYOU L’OURSE – Deputies in Assumption Parish say a Berwick woman has been accused of selling a stolen firearm. Sheriff Leland Falcon said 39-year-old Kristie Blanchard was charged with theft of a firearm Thursday night. Falcon said investigators received information that Blanchard had sold a firearm that had... more »
  • Homes from Bayou Corne donated to tornado victims Play Video

    November 21, 2016 11:52 PM

    Napoleonville- The small community of Paincourtville sits on Bayou Lafourche in northeast Assumption parish, an area still recovering from tornadoes last February. "It completely destroyed the True Value, Lablanc Brothers Cement, the water tower and then a great deal of homes right here," said Brad Collins, a local pastor... more »
  • Three arrested for operating meth lab on boat

    November 7, 2016 5:27 PM

    PIERRE PART – Three people have been arrested for operating a meth lab on a boat in Pierre Part. The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 39-year-old Dwayne Paul Hebert, 33-year-old Latisha Landry and 31-year-old Kelly Blanchard on Friday, Nov. 4 while operating a boat near Lake Verret. Officers... more »
  • Sinkhole situation over four years after it developed; Evacuations lifted

    October 7, 2016 3:21 PM

    BAYOU CORNE – The infamous area surrounding a four-year-old sinkhole has been deemed no longer a risk, Assumption Parish authorities announced Friday afternoon. The so-called Bayou Corne Sinkhole opened up along Highway 70 in 2012 when a salt dome collapsed under the bayou. All areas once part of... more »
  • Woman arrested after shoving teacher against wall

    September 16, 2016 4:23 PM

    BELLE ROSE – Deputies in Assumption Parish say a woman was arrested after shoving a school teacher against the wall at Belle Rose Primary School Friday. According to Sheriff Leland Falcon, investigators learned that 50-year-old Darlene Jones confronted a school office worker “in an angry and aggressive manner.” Deputies... more »
  • Escaped Assumption inmate captured in Terrebonne Parish

    September 14, 2016 2:35 PM

    MORGAN CITY – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Facon says an inmate who escaped from deputies earlier this week was captured in Terrebonne Parish Sunday evening. According to Leland, 44-year-old Drake Domangue escaped custody Wednesday morning while deputies were transporting him for mental health treatment. He was captured and booked... more »
  • Assumption deputies find diaper-clad 2-year-old on highway

    June 30, 2016 12:20 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies say a 2-year-old wearing only a diaper was found standing alone in the middle of a state highway in Assumption Parish after leaving a home without being noticed. Sheriff Leland Falcon said in a statement Wednesday deputies arrested 41-year-old Ivone Pina, of Labadieville (LAH'-buh-dee-vill), on a... more »
  • Deputes: Caregiver didn't help elderly woman after fall

    June 17, 2016 11:38 PM

    ASSUMPTION - Deputies arrested a caregiver who they say failed to act when an elderly woman fell and was injured. The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Valencia R. Benjamin was a caretaker for the woman. Several employees and caretakers in charge of caring for the woman were... more »
  • Man crashes in bayou after high-speed chase, attempts to swim away

    June 10, 2016 12:21 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man after they say he led officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen car before crashing into Bayou Lafourche in Labadieville. According to deputies, the chase began when they saw a car speeding on LA-1 late Monday night. Two... more »
  • Governor requests SBA assistance in Assumption after strong winds

    June 8, 2016 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards has officially filed a request that the U.S. Small Business Administration offer SBA Disaster Assistance loans for residents of Assumption Parish that were recently affected by severe weather. On May 19, the parish saw strong straight-line winds that caused damage to a... more »
  • Clean up begins in Assumption after severe storms Play Video

    May 20, 2016 7:39 PM

    ASSUMPTION- Assumption Parish residents have their hands full with cleaning up following severe storms that cut through the area. One resident, Shawn Coker, came into town Thursday night for a visit, but that trip turned into a clean up effort quickly at his in-laws' home. An uninhabited trailer next door... more »
  • Assumption Parish sheriff-elect taking office early

    May 10, 2016 10:07 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Assumption Parish sheriff-elect, Leland Falcon, will be sworn in earlier than originally planned, following the resignation of former sheriff Mike Waguespack in February. Falcon, who defeated incumbent Waguespack in October, was to take office July 1. Falcon was working in a transition capacity with Waguespack, when Waguespack,... more »
  • FEMA doesn't think bayou devastation enough for federal disaster

    May 2, 2016 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The federal government denied the state's appeal for federal disaster assistance in areas recovering from tornadoes that tore apart bayou communities in February. FEMA said there was not enough wide-spread damage to force a disaster area, which makes federal assistance available for individual, business and government... more »
  • One dead in Assumption after morning crash

    April 17, 2016 4:34 PM

    BAYOU L’OURSE – State Police say one person is dead after a car wreck on LA 662 in Assumption Parish Sunday. According to Louisiana State Police, 56-year-old Bruce Campbell of Morgan City was killed when he ran off the road and struck a driveway on LA 622 north of... more »
  • FedEx worker: 'God saved me' as twister spun above her last week Play Video

    February 29, 2016 12:55 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - Stories of survival continue to be told nearly a week after twisters tore through south Louisiana. Monday, video of a woman's desperate attempt to run for cover shows just how scary the weather was last week. The video is a recording of security camera footage at Sagona's... more »
  • Assumption Parish opening storm debris disposal location

    February 26, 2016 10:43 AM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH- The Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness is opening a spot for people to throw out debris that was left behind by the severe weather earlier this week. According to a news release sent out Friday, the Ezeikel Street site will be open from 8 a.m. to 5... more »
  • Powerful EF3 tornado plowed through Assumption; size upgraded

    February 25, 2016 5:20 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - The National Weather Service upgraded the tornado that tore through Assumption Parish Tuesday to a powerful EF3. At an EF3, the twister had 140 mph winds. NWS experts said they made the determination after looking at analysis. A team of meteorologists surveyed damaged areas after the storm.... more »
  • Boil order lifted in Assumption following Tuesday tornado Play Video

    February 25, 2016 2:25 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A boil order for Assumption Parish was lifted Thursday afternoon. People who live in the parish have had to boil their water before using it since Tuesday when tornadic weather blew over a water tower and compromised the water system. In video recorded by SkyEye2 , the... more »
  • Assumption Parish schools to reopen Thursday

    February 24, 2016 7:05 PM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH - Schools in Assumption Parish are set to reopen Thursday after they were closed Wednesday behind a series of strong storms. All schools in parish will be back open with classes resuming as regularly scheduled. School administrators said if anyone is in need of assistance due... more »
  • WATCH: SkyEye2 finds wide spread destruction in Assumption Parish Play Video

    February 24, 2016 2:01 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - Rays of sunshine won't help ease the mood, but they're giving people light to clean up wide-spread damage after tornadic activity Tuesday. Aftermath in Assumption Parish/Paincourtville @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/WSYxGfi6Ae — Jessica LeBlanc (@JessLeBlancNews) February 24, 2016 Assumption Parish was hit hard by the storm that... more »
  • Public schools to be closed Wednesday in tornado-stricken Assumption Parish

    February 23, 2016 7:27 PM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH - All public schools in Assumption Parish will be closed Wednesday as clean up efforts begin in the parish that was rattled by high winds, storms and tornadic activity Tuesday afternoon. A State of Emergency was already declared earlier in the evening by the Assumption Parish Office... more »
  • Storms destroy dozens of homes, businesses in Assumption Parish

    February 23, 2016 5:44 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - About a dozen homes and businesses were destroyed in Assumption Parish during Tuesday’s bout of severe storms that brought tornadoes to the area. The intersection of La 70 and La 1 remains closed following the weather event. People were trapped in homes, but they’ve been rescued by... more »
  • 5 arrested in Assumption after alleged drug deal

    February 17, 2016 4:40 PM

    BERTRANDVILLE - Deputies say five men were arrested Tuesday after narcotics agents stopped two vehicles suspected of being involved in a drug deal. 20-year-old Quan Lewis, 21-year-old Michael Lewis and 19-year-old Myron Lewis were arrested at the scene. Both Quan Lewis and Michael Lewis had outstanding warrants for their... more »
  • Assumption Sheriff's Office reacts to Waguespack's resignation Play Video

    February 11, 2016 5:36 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office has a new leader after Sheriff Mike Waguespack resigned last night. "He contacted me, called me over, again, it was somewhat of a shock for me," said Interim Sheriff Bruce Prejean, who was previously chief criminal deputy. Waguespack made the announcement... more »
  • Assumption Sheriff Mike Waguespack resigns to work in construction

    February 11, 2016 4:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Mike Waguespack has stepped down as the Sheriff in Assumption Parish to pursue a job in construction management. Waguespack likened his new opportunity to a change and offer he could not pass up. #AssumptionParish Sheriff resigns. Says he will be CFO for a local industrial... more »
  • Assumption deputies stumble upon meth lab at scene of shooting

    February 4, 2016 5:41 PM

    BAYOU L’OURSE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office discovered and dismantled a meth lab in Bayou L’Ourse after deputies responded to a domestic disturbance where a man was shot in the face. 31-year-old Frances Boudreaux, of Morgan City, was booked on a charge of aggravated second degree battery. 35-year-old... more »
  • 3 arrested in connection with Assumption Parish armed robbery

    February 4, 2016 12:57 PM

    BAYOU L’OURSE - Sheriff’s deputies in Assumption Parish say they arrested two men and a woman during a traffic stop after they were able to be connected to an armed robbery that place in Bayou L’Ourse on Tuesday. Deputies said they responded to an armed robbery call at around... 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 »
  • Evacuation orders lifted for some areas impacted by Bayou Corne sinkhole

    January 6, 2016 11:29 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Officials in Assumption Parish reported evacuation orders for an area along Highway 70 that was once impacted by the Bayou Corne sinkhole have been lifted. The area to the east of Grand Bayou was under mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders following the appearance of the sinkhole. ... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Bacteria in Assumption water one day before boil order issued 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 »
  • Pierre Part woman arrested for running Facebook scam

    November 23, 2015 11:50 AM

    PIERRE PART - Sheriff’s deputies in Assumption Parish say they’ve arrested a woman on credit card fraud charges after an investigation revealed she was behind a multi-state online scam. Deputies took 32-year-old Latisha Landry, of Pierre Part, into custody on Sunday and booked her into Assumption Parish Detention Center... more »
  • Boil order issued for all of Assumption Parish Play Video

    November 20, 2015 6:42 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Authorities in Assumption Parish issued a parish-wide boil order Friday night after bacteria was detected was in the water system. Emergency managers said Assumption Parish Waterworks detected E. coli in the system which serves parish water customers. Because of that, anyone served by APWW in the parish... more »
  • High-speed chase leads to heroin arrest

    September 2, 2015 1:54 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish said a man led them on a high-speed chase this week before trying to ditch heroin investigators believe he was selling. Deputies charged Justin Fair with heroin possession with the intent to distribute it along with resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, and... more »
  • LA 70 Bypass to be discussed at public meeting Play Video

    June 16, 2015 6:39 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - The massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish is still a big safety concern with people worried one of their main highways could be swallowed by it. The state is working on a solution and will discuss two alternatives at a public meeting Wednesday night. One offers... more »
  • Deputy uses lifeguard training to save boater

    June 5, 2015 12:16 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - An Assumption Parish sheriff's deputy is being credited for the rescue of a stranded boater who couldn't swim near the Bayou L'ourse community this week. The sheriff's office said Deputy Donald Aubrey Jr. used his training as a lifeguard to save a woman who was stranded on... more »
  • Felon accused of drug, gun possession

    May 29, 2015 12:04 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Sheriff's investigators arrested a Labadieville man after deputies said they found a gun and drugs in his home this week. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Assumption Parish narcotics agents and SWAT members searched the home of Kendell Jones, 32, on Thursday. During the search Waguespack said deputies found... more »
  • Storm recovery to continue in Assumption this weekend

    May 1, 2015 1:30 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Entergy reports there are about 148 customers still without electricity in Assumption Parish as power restoration and debris pickup efforts stretch into the weekend following Monday's heavy rains and high winds in one of the hardest hit areas of the state. Parish officials say utility crews have... more »
  • Red Cross shelter in Assumption Parish Play Video

    April 28, 2015 9:02 AM

    ASSUMPTION- Severe weather across the Baton Rouge area left many houses in Assumption Parish without power. Due to the extensive power outages, Red Cross opened a shelter at the Belle Rose Middle School last night. Governor Jindal has declared a state of emergency for Assumption Parish, with the biggest... more »
  • Man accused of molesting three juveniles over nine years

    April 10, 2015 4:15 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Assumption Parish authorities booked a man into the parish jail Friday after a grand jury indicted him for molesting three juveniles over a period of nine years. The grand jury returned three molestation indictments against Samuel F. Gonzales Jr., who is from Jefferson Parish, on April 8.... more »
  • Sheriff: Video, trail of food led to candy and hot dog burglar

    April 10, 2015 11:51 AM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Paincourtville man in connection with a business burglary where deputies said all that was stolen were candy and hot dogs. Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputies accused 38-year-old Kentrell McNeil of simple burglary and possession of stolen things earlier this week. Deputies said on... more »
  • Deputies find shake-and-bake meth lab

    March 27, 2015 2:42 PM

    BAYOU L'OURSE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Morgan City man this week after they said they found a hidden meth lab in a bucket at the man's Assumption Parish home. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said narcotics agents charged 49-year-old William Fontenot with creating a clandestine lab and possessing crystal meth,... more »
  • Residents worried after two horses gunned down Play Video

    March 20, 2015 4:36 PM

    BERTRANDVILLE - Horse owners in the small Assumption Parish community of Bertrandville said they're standing guard after someone shot and killed two horses earlier this week. "Right now I feel like all horses are in danger now until they find out who done did that," said Clifford Harris. ... more »
  • Reward offered for leads in horse shootings

    March 19, 2015 1:43 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help tracking down whoever killed two horses at an Assumption Parish home this week. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the horses were shot Wednesday afternoon at a Napoleonville home. Deputies said both horses had been shot multiple times, and one had to... more »
  • Man dies in crash while fleeing deputies

    March 17, 2015 10:32 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - State police say a 21-year-old Napoleonville man lost control of his vehicle during a high-speed chase with sheriff's deputies, crashed and later died at a hospital. Trooper Evan Harrell says Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies had tried to pull over Darrell Thomas shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday for speeding... more »
  • Sheriff puts out 'Wanted' poster for cow killer

    March 13, 2015 4:02 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Cattle rustlers, be warned. There's a price on your heads. The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office released a Western-style "Wanted" poster Friday for information about a pair of recent cattle shootings in Napoleonville. The sheriff's office said someone shot and killed a cow along Highway 402 Wednesday... more »
  • Deputy saves driver from drowning in bayou

    March 12, 2015 4:00 PM

    PIERRE PART - Sheriff Mike Waguespack said an Assumption Parish sheriff's deputy saved the life of a driver whose car went off the road and into a bayou overnight. The sheriff said Deputy Kelli Matherne was checking businesses just after midnight in Pierre Part when she saw lights shining... more »
  • Napoleonville business falls victim to ransomware attack

    February 23, 2015 10:38 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish reported that a large business in the parish fell victim to a cyberattack by ransomware over the weekend. The company told investigators they applied a software update to company hardware last Thursday, but did not notice any change in the updated software... more »
  • Man stabbed, found dead in front yard

    February 19, 2015 6:26 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the slaying of a man whose body was found in his front yard in Labadieville. Deputies responded to a call Tuesday saying that the man, later identified as 20-year-old Daquan Rainey, was lying in a yard. Waguespack said Rainey had a small... more »
  • Emergency officials dispute sinkhole safety claim Play Video

    February 17, 2015 6:57 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Emergency responders say the Bayou Corne sinkhole poses a threat to residents despite claims by the company said to be responsible for the 2012 disaster. Texas Brine, the Houston based company, appealed to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources at a Jan. 28 hearing to stop... more »
  • Head-on collision kills both drivers

    February 1, 2015 1:24 PM

    PIERRE PART - State Police are investigating a deadly crash that killed both drivers when their cars collided head-on. The crash happened early Sunday morning around 6:30 a.m. on LA 70 in Assumption Parish. Troopers say 51-year-old Lester Albarado was driving his truck northbound on LA 70 but... more »
  • Investigation underway for shooting involving an off-duty police officer

    January 31, 2015 7:00 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - State police are investigating an incident where a suspect opened fire at an off-duty officer in Assumption parish early Saturday morning. Investigators say the suspect tried to burglarize a home that belonged to a Thibodaux police officer around 3 a.m. Authorities say the officer was at home... more »
  • Deputy fired after domestic dispute arrest

    January 27, 2015 6:14 PM

    PIERRE PART - Sheriff Mike Waguespack fired an Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputy Tuesday before the deputy was arrested on domestic abuse charges for an incident this past weekend. Deputies charged Gary Ellis Jr., a four-year veteran of the sheriff's office and a patrol deputy, with domestic abuse battery, battery... more »
  • Assumption sheriff announces body cam initiative

    January 20, 2015 11:18 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish rolled out new body cameras Tuesday for all patrol deputies and detectives. The officer-worn cameras, which are about the size of a smartphone, constantly record whatever the officer is doing and can be switched to save longer recordings whenever deputies go out... more »
  • Arrest in Assumption Parish homicide case

    January 10, 2015 5:59 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Assumption parish deputies say they found bags of evidence when they arrested a man for murder Saturday. The SWAT team and detectives arrested Anthony Ayrow, 30, at his home in Napoleonville for shooting and killing Gordon Jones Sr., 63. Jones was found at his house in Labadieville... more »
  • 2+ years later, sinkhole evacuation eased

    December 4, 2014 1:35 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - After more than two years, the mandatory evacuation order for people living near an Assumption Parish sinkhole has eased for some of the area. The parish police jury reported Thursday that an area east of Grand Bayou along Highway 70 has been re-designated to a voluntary... more »
  • Suspect named in Assumption Parish shooting

    December 1, 2014 4:36 PM

    THIBODAUX - Sheriff's deputies named a suspect Monday in a recent attempted murder in Assumption Parish. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Floyd Robertson, 19, of Thibodaux was the person responsible for the Nov. 24 shooting. The sheriff said deputies had a warrant for his arrest on charges of attempted second-degree... more »
  • Investigative Unit Exclusive: Family of frozen fetus demands answers

    November 9, 2014 8:04 PM

    LABADIEVILLE- The family of a fetus jammed in a cooler for the past six years is demanding answers over why it is still in a freezer tonight. The WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered a fetus is being stored in a freezer at the Labadieville substation in Assumption Parish. Our report... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Fetus stored in freezer for 6 years Play Video

    November 3, 2014 11:55 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - The WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered disturbing details about a 16-week-old fetus that has been jammed in a freezer for the past six years in Assumption Parish. Tonight, the newly elected First Circuit Court of Appeals Judge is under fire over the case. Judge Guy Holdridge presided... more »
  • 1 arrested in Assumption Parish stabbing

    September 11, 2014 3:04 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish said they arrested a man in connection with a stabbing that happened on Wednesday night. Skiler Rhodes, 22, of Belle Rose was booked into the parish jail on an aggravated battery charge after investigators located him later on the night of the... more »
  • Child killed, two others thrown from car in Assumption Parish

    June 16, 2014 9:08 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - State police say an eight-year-old was killed when he was ejected from the car he was riding in. Two other children were also injured. The accident happened just before 9:00 p.m. on LA-1 near Howard Ln. in Assumption Parish. Investigators say the car they were riding in... more »
  • Governor to discuss sinkhole response efforts

    May 20, 2013 11:38 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Buyouts and outstanding costs for dealing with a sinkhole in Assumption Parish could be on Governor Bobby Jindal's agenda for a press conference scheduled for this afternoon. The governor scheduled the event for 1:20 p.m. at the Bayou Corne Sportman's Landing on Hwy 70 South. ... more »
  • Erin Brockovich meets with residents impacted by sinkhole Play Video

    March 9, 2013 7:27 PM

    PIERRE PART- Erin Brockovich, the woman who became famous after a film profiled her life in the year 2000 starring Julia Roberts, visited with residents affected by the Bayou Corne sinkhole. Brockovich helped get millions of dollars in settlement money from a company in California, after she helped prove... more »
  • Search for missing firefighter to continue Friday Play Video

    January 31, 2013 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A day of searching on the Belle River ended without good news for the family of a missing Baton Rouge firefighter. Teams from five different agencies used divers and SONAR-equipped boats in their search for Jacob Lewis, 28, who went into the river last night while... more »

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