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  • Trump to bar transgender individuals from armed forces

    July 26, 2017 12:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the U.S. armed forces. Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that after consulting with "Generals and military experts," that the government "will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any... more »
  • Bar at center of underage drinking sting has license pulled

    June 29, 2017 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The liquor license for a popular bar was suspended, WBRZ has learned, as authorities investigate possible underage drinking and rowdy behavior around the establishment. The license allowing Reggie's to serve beer and liquor was pulled. Reggie's, a Tigerland bar, was the focus of a sting by... more »
  • Police find kids hanging out at popular bar, many arrested during sting Play Video

    June 28, 2017 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An increase in underage activity in and around a popular bar area has authorities concerned. Thirty-seven people were arrested in a recent three-week sting in Tigerland, Baton Rouge Police said in a news release, with the effort focused on Reggie's Bar on Bob Pettit. “During... more »
  • Church fundraiser nearly derailed after thief steals $10,000 barbecue pit Play Video

    May 21, 2017 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fundraiser was nearly derailed over the weekend after a thief made off with one of the organization's $10,000 barbecue pits. "When I came out here this morning, I noticed one of our barbecue pits was missing," said James LaBauve, Grand Knight of the local Knights... more »
  • Tucson restaurant shooter identified as city fire captain

    April 15, 2017 10:33 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - Authorities say the shooter in a murder-suicide inside a restaurant at an upscale Tucson mall was a Tucson Fire Department captain. The Pima County Sheriff's Department said 60-year-old Frederick Bair fired multiple rounds in the Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Friday night, killing one man and wounding a... more »
  • Denham Springs bar affected by flood to be featured on 'Bar Rescue' show Play Video

    March 21, 2017 9:47 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A Denham Springs bar will be featured on Spike TV's show "Bar Rescue" Sunday evening. Big Mike's Bar and Grill, located on Aspen Square, suffered severe damage from the August flood of 2016. The establishment took on almost six feet of water and lost around $250,000... more »
  • Bad-luck suspect arrested after failed robbery and car wreck

    March 20, 2017 5:49 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Police and witnesses say just about everything went wrong for a woman when she tried to rob a bar. Barbara Boyd, manager at Linda's Lounge in Lake Charles, says the woman came in early Saturday, carrying what appeared to be a rifle and demanded money. When the... more »
  • Witness: Ex-NFL star shot at men after spilled drink in club

    March 20, 2017 2:08 PM

    BOSTON - A witness against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has told the jury at his double-murder trial that Hernandez opened fire on a car because he believed two men inside had taunted him at a Boston nightclub. Former Hernandez friend Alexander Bradley testified Monday about the shootings July 16,... more »
  • Federal government gives $8 million for Pulse nightclub massacre costs

    March 13, 2017 3:22 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - The federal government is designating $8 million to help victims and first responders to the Pulse nightclub shooting. The U.S. Justice Department said Monday that it was giving the money to the State of Florida to pay for grief counseling and reimburse the costs of running an... more »
  • Arrest made in deadly shooting at Baton Rouge bar

    February 28, 2017 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man has been charged with murder for a deadly shooting outside The Duck Off Bar in December. Kendrick Earl Griffin, 30, was charged with first degree murder and attempted first degree murder Tuesday morning. According to arrest records, Baton Rouge Police were... more »
  • Sheriff's report states judge did not use racial slur at bar Play Video

    February 14, 2017 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Judge Mike Erwin released a statement Tuesday addressing accusations that he uttered a racial slur during an altercation at an eatery. Judge Erwin was banned from Sammy's Bar and Grill after Kaneitra Johnson alleged that Erwin called her "n****r" multiple times during a fight over a... more »
  • FBI arrests widow of Orlando shooter

    January 16, 2017 1:02 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. - A U.S. law enforcement official says the FBI has arrested the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter. The official says Noor Salman was taken into custody Monday morning in the San Francisco area and is due in court Tuesday in California. She's facing charges in Florida... more »
  • Bar owners prepare for huge LSU football weekend Play Video

    November 3, 2016 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tigerland bars are spending the days before the LSU-Alabama game stocking up, expecting a gigantic turnout. Fred's, argualby one of the most popular stops on a Baton Rouge gameday for students, used the most of their time Thursday to unload cases of alcohol and set up a... more »
  • Bourbon bouncer guilty; broke tourist's jaw over $6 tab

    October 26, 2016 11:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Prosecutors in New Orleans say they won a conviction against a Bourbon Street bouncer who broke a tourist's jaw in a dispute over a $6 bar tab. In a news release Tuesday, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office said 35-year-old Clarence Lacombe pleaded guilty as charged to second-degree... more »
  • Mayoral candidate files lawsuit against Governor, Sheriff over EBR curfew

    August 19, 2016 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A candidate for Baton Rouge Mayor-President says he will continue a lawsuit against Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux for imposing a curfew following this week's historic flooding. The lawsuit, originally filed on Friday, Aug. 19 on behalf of Uncle... more »
  • Driver sues bar for $1M after drunken crash

    June 27, 2016 4:33 PM

    DALLAS - The Dallas Morning News reported a man is filing a lawsuit against a bar for allegedly serving him too much to drink, leading him to later crash his car. The man, Gordon Savage, brought the lawsuit against W.W. Fairfield’s restaurant and club after he ended his eight-hour... more »
  • Metro Council to vote on smoking ban Wednesday

    April 13, 2016 9:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Metro Council is set to discuss a proposal that would ban smoking in all business around the capital city. The idea was pitched by Smoke Free Baton Rouge, an anti-smoking campaign. It started out as a plan to ban smoking in bars and casinos around Baton Rouge,... more »
  • Club-goer shot in foot during overnight bar fight

    March 19, 2016 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies investigated a shooting overnight but ran into trouble advancing the investigation when those involved became uncooperative. A deputy in a parking lot near the MVP Club at 8501 Greenwell Springs Road heard gunshots around 1 a.m. Saturday. When the deputy and backup arrived, they... more »
  • Popular Destin eatery catches fire

    February 10, 2016 12:20 AM

    DESTIN, FL - The popular Destin restaurant AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar was damaged by a fire Tuesday night. Pictures and videos shot by onlookers showed large flames coming from the restaurant's roof. In a post on their Instagram page, owners said it "looked worse than it was with... more »
  • Suspect arrested in Tigerland bar stabbing

    January 7, 2016 1:03 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Members of a U. S. Marshals Task Force arrested the man Thursday suspected of stabbing an LSU Tigers football player during a Tigerland bar fight. Police said 20-year-old Jamal Joseph Vaughn of Gonzales faces aggravated second-degree battery charges for the Jan. 5 stabbing at Reggie's bar. ... more »
  • LSU's Gordon stabbed multiple times in Tigerland bar fight Play Video

    January 5, 2016 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU athletic officials confirmed that Tigers tight end Dillon Gordon was stabbed in a bar fight overnight in Tigerland. Baton Rouge Police responded to Reggie's Bar on Bob Petit in Tigerland around 12:45 A.M. Tuesday for reports of a fight and stabbing. Investigators said a 22-year-old... more »
  • Man shoots, kills estranged wife, another person and himself

    December 16, 2015 7:23 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - The double murder-suicide that left Thomas Ransom, 35, April Ransom, 38, and Joseph Cormier, 43, dead left the community reeling. Police said Thomas Ransom was having a conversation with his estranged wife, April, inside of Angie's bar. She when she walked away from him and he then shot... more »
  • Bar: Stamp meaning misinterpreted; patrons remain upset Play Video

    November 21, 2015 12:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The stamp used to keep track of who has entered a popular college bar garnered unwanted attention Friday. The stamp, for Reggie's in the Tigerland area, should read "REGGIN," a term college students said has become a phrase used to describe the act of being at... more »
  • Council clears rezoning for Mid City beer garden

    October 21, 2015 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The metro council approved a rezoning request, paving the way for bar developers to build a new establishment in the Mid City area. Wednesday, the council voted unanimously to rezone land at the corner of Government Street and Steele Boulevard. The land is currently empty. ... more »
  • Owner of Gonzales bar arrested for operating without permit

    October 7, 2015 5:33 PM

    GONZALES - Alcohol and Tobacco Control agents and Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man accused of operating a bar without a valid state alcohol permit. An ATC agent went to Weber City Bar, located on Weber City Road in Gonzales, after the agency received a complaint concerning... more »
  • Man shot in leg by someone in passing car Monday

    August 24, 2015 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police tape and first responders blocked North Street near N 46th Street Monday afternoon after a man was found shot near Turner Plaza apartments. Police now have evidence markers in a lane of North St. It is very evident that this happen out next to... more »
  • 'Bet' for job leads to voyeurism arrests

    July 17, 2015 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police charged two men with video voyeurism after they said the pair recorded a woman without her consent performing a sex act as part of a "bet" for a job at a Baton Rouge bar. Baton Rouge Police arrested 20-year-old Nicholas Gandolfo and 28-year-old Juan Tabora... more »
  • Terry Speaks is guilty of killing and dismembering a stripper in New Orleans

    June 19, 2015 9:56 PM

    GRETNA - Terry Speaks was found guilty tonight by a jury for killing and dismembering a New Orleans stripper. Speaks and his ex-girlfriend, Margret Sanchez, were charged with second degree murder of 22-year-old Jaren Lockhart. Speaks and Sanchez were seen leaving a bar on Bourbon Street with Lockhart... more »
  • Man accused in bizarre marina thefts Play Video

    June 1, 2015 9:28 PM

    OSCAR - The Pointe Coupee Sheriff's office is investigating thefts from a bar and marina parking lot over Memorial Day weekend. Images from the area's surveillance video were posted on Facebook Monday. Sandbar Marina owner Jude Glaser said the man deputies are looking for stole from a 10-year-old boy... more »
  • Police chief arrested in probe into topless bar

    May 25, 2015 2:36 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Jeanerette's police chief has been placed on paid leave following his arrest on charges relating to the investigation of a Lafayette topless bar. Marvin Grogan was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center Friday on one count of malfeasance in office and three counts of compounding a felony.... more »
  • Suspect makes disturbing post to social media prior to Slidell officer shooting

    April 5, 2015 11:10 AM

    SLIDELL - Police are still investigating a shootout that happened Friday night in Slidell that injured one officer. Neighbors in the Olde Towne community still see remnants of the exchanged gunfire between shooting suspect 28-year-old Jeremy Lackey and Slidell police. It happened when authorities were called out to... more »
  • ATC says "troublesome" number of bars serving minors

    February 13, 2015 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Alcohol control officials released details Friday about efforts to crack down on underage drinking ahead of Mardi Gras and said they're concerned how many bars aren't following the law. Louisiana Alcohol Tobacco and Control said agents did more than 600 compliance checks since Feb. 2. Of... more »
  • Dustin Diamond charged in stabbing at Wisconsin bar

    December 26, 2014 2:31 PM

    PORT WASHINGTON, WI - Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell," has been charged with stabbing a man at a Wisconsin bar. Diamond was charged Friday with felony second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon. He appeared Friday afternoon... more »
  • Spice Bistro & Bar: Chicken and Waffles Play Video

    November 12, 2014 6:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Chef of the Month Spice Bistro & Bar was back in the 2une In kitchen Wednesday morning. On the menu: Chicken and Waffles. Fried Chicken: 1/2 cup season all 1/4 cup mustard 1 cup water 1/4 cup granulated garlic 1/4 cup granulated onion Mix... more »
  • BRPD Officer on leave after crashing into LSU Lakes Play Video

    September 12, 2014 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department has an internal investigation underway against a rookie police officer who crashed his unit into the LSU Lakes. Multiple sources told Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto that the officer had just left a bar and was drinking before the crash. Baton Rouge... more »
  • LSU women's basketball assistant coach arrested

    January 22, 2013 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU assistant women's basketball coach Tony Perotti is out of jail on bond after his arrest this weekend in suspicion of a drunken bar disturbance. Perotti was charged with disturbing the peace and two counts of remaining after forbidden when he was booked into the East... more »

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