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  • Get spooky at the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade Play Video

    October 31, 2014 7:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Halloween may be today, but the haunting continues tomorrow at the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade. King Todd McCoy and Amy Seller from the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank joined John Pastorek on 2une In this morning with all the details. The parade rolls Saturday at 2:00... more »
  • THE INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Politicians told to pay fines Play Video

    October 30, 2014 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Politicians are being warned and getting disqualified from running for office since they owe outstanding fines for ethics violations. In the next few weeks, the Louisiana Attorney General will mail payment demand letters to 20 politicians in an effort to collect debts. Four politicians are... more »
  • BR company producing Ebola protective gear Play Video

    October 30, 2014 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Convergence Equity, LLC, a company based out of Baton Rouge, is teaming up with medical supply partners to produce thousands of vital protective suits used in treating and dealing with patients infected by the deadly Ebola virus. The company is currently ramping up production of the bright... more »
  • Dark past could mean bright future for USS Kidd Play Video

    October 29, 2014 10:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The money troubled USS Kidd is banking on its deep and sometimes dark history to target a broader audience. Thursday night, the Kidd's crew will host its first official adults only Twilight Tour from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The tour will focus on the ship's... more »
  • Massive fire destroys vacant Mid City house Play Video

    October 28, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters battled a massive fire at a house in Mid City for nearly an hour late Tuesday night, but were unable to save the vacant building from the flames. The Baton Rouge Fire Department said they responded to the scene of the fire at an unoccupied... more »
  • Lane closures planned on Government Street Wednesday, Thursday

    October 28, 2014 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Government Street will have lane closures for the next two days as roadway experts collect data from the road surface. Wednesday and Thursday one lane in each direction will be closed. The closure will take place from 10 am to 2 pm. The lane closures will... more »
  • Double shooting leaves one man dead Tuesday

    October 28, 2014 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man was shot and killed and a second person was shot and rushed to a hospital following a shooting off Gus Young Tuesday night. The shooting happened shortly after 9 p.m. near the dead end on North 49th. Police found a man lying on the ground,... more »
  • Early voting ends with huge turnout in EBR

    October 28, 2014 9:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Secretary of State's Office said Tuesday that more voters in East Baton Rouge Parish had gone to the polls early than anywhere else in the state. Tuesday, the last day of early voting, brought out double the amount of people than any other day this... more »
  • EBR changes policies after WBRZ Investigation Play Video

    October 27, 2014 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish officials made several policy changes as a result of a WBRZ investigation which discovered the executive director of the Alcohol Beverage Control Office was working a second day job. The WBRZ Investigative Unit found that Chris Cranford, who has an administrative job with ABC, routinely... more »
  • Drunk driver crashes into tailgating trailer

    October 27, 2014 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish said they arrested a man accused of driving while drunk after he crashed his truck into a tailgating party trailer while still on LSU's campus after Saturday night's game. The wreck happened shortly after 11 p.m. on Nicholson Drive... more »
  • Baton Rouge home sales post slight drop in September

    October 22, 2014 6:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge were down by 1 percent in September, despite increased sales in Ascension and Livingston parishes. According to figures released Tuesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, there were 725 home sales that closed in September in the eight-parish area.... more »
  • Family: Gary Plauche has died Play Video

    October 21, 2014 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Gary Plauche died Monday family members told WBRZ News 2. Plauche, 68, shot and killed his son's karate instructor at the Baton Rouge airport in 1984. The man, Jeffrey Doucet, was accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting Plauche's son, Jody. Plauche waited for Doucet to be... more »
  • Baton Rouge looking to curb heroin 'epidemic' Play Video

    October 21, 2014 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Medical professionals and law enforcement agencies say Baton Rouge has a heroin epidemic on its hands. Five people died from heroin two years ago. That number went up to 35 deaths in 2013. So far this year, nine people have died from heroin but more cases... more »
  • Miles sees improvement with top 3 Ole Miss looming

    October 20, 2014 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU coach Les Miles says the Tigers are demonstrating improvement in all phases and enjoying a recent resurgence that has lifted them back into the Top 25 as a visit from third-ranked Mississippi approaches. Miles says the Tigers' offensive line is blocking better in the... more »
  • After freak death, mother planning daughter's funeral on birthday Play Video

    October 20, 2014 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mother started planning her daughter's funeral on the 21-year-old's birthday Monday. Taylor McGonigle, 21, died Sunday after being hit in the head by a column from a building in the French Quarter. Police said a drunk driver lost control and hit the column, causing it... more »
  • Signatures turned in to put St. George on ballot Play Video

    October 20, 2014 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters expects it will take about a month to sift through the thousands of names turned in Monday supporting the proposed City of St. George. More than 18,000 signatures were submitted this morning to bring the issue before voters. Organizers... more »
  • Shampine spending another weekend on the lam

    October 17, 2014 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A wanted man will enter his second weekend on the run Saturday and has managed to spend the last week without being noticed. Dennis Shampine has been running from authorities since the second week of October. He has not been seen since Friday, October 10 when a... more »
  • Firefighters work Thursday night blaze at apartment

    October 16, 2014 11:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One person was treated for a burn in an apartment fire late Thursday night. Firefighters said there was a large fire in a unit at the Broadmoor Plantation apartment complex. Numerous firefighters and fire trucks were on the scene Thursday night. The fire broke out shortly... more »
  • Trio accused of threatening murder witness

    October 16, 2014 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Three people were arrested Thursday on obstruction of justice charges related to a murder investigation. Police said they arrested Natasha Tate, 40, Donte Tate, 20, and Danny Allen, 26. The group is accused of contacting a witness and making verbal threats then stalking her house. The... more »
  • Police nab man wanted for murder

    October 15, 2014 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 21-year-old was arrested late Tuesday accused in a murder that left members of a north Baton Rouge community in shock. Hardy Allen, 21, was booked into jail. Police said Allen shot and killed another 21-year-old during an armed robbery on Madison Avenue Monday. Calvin Chrisentary... more »
  • BRPD to host Night Out Against Crime tomorrow night

    October 15, 2014 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement in the Capital City are making final preparations for Thursday's Night Out Against Crime event with the goal to turn strangers into neighbors and boost community morale. According to Baton Rouge Police, previous Night Out Against Crime events have proven effective at bringing neighborhoods... more »
  • Following shooting, boxer in fight of his life Play Video

    October 14, 2014 11:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People who know and sparred with a retired boxer who was shot Monday describe him as a dedicated fighter, who is tough and doesn't mind taking a hit as long as he can give one in return. At the North 14th Street Park boxing gym where Emanuel... more »
  • Police: red car related to boxer's shooting

    October 14, 2014 9:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Late Tuesday, police released a picture of a car related to a shooting that left a boxer in life-threatening condition at an area hospital. Authorities said they are searching for a red car in connection to the shooting that happened in Mid City a day earlier.... more »
  • St. George leaders aiming for spring ballot Play Video

    October 14, 2014 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Leaders of the proposed city of St. George say they're now aiming to get their incorporation measure onto a ballot sometime in February or March. Right now the supporters of St. George have collected more than 18,000 signatures needed to put the issue to a vote,... more »
  • Police investigate Monday night shooting in Mid City

    October 13, 2014 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man was shot Monday night and investigators were working to gather more information about the crime. The unidentified man was gunned down near Mid City in the 1700 block of Louisiana Avenue around 8 p.m. Police roped the area off while detectives looked... more »
  • Miles on his Milestone 100th win

    October 13, 2014 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Les Miles has seen LSU pull out 100 victories in all sorts of ways during his decade with the Tigers. So while the coach praises the power running and clutch defense his team used to outlast Florida last weekend, he isn't hinting at whether Kentucky... more »
  • Goose found shot with arrow

    October 12, 2014 11:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State officials responded to an injured goose that had been shot with an arrow Sunday. A passerby said he noticed the Canada Goose with its flock, though this one had an arrow protruding from its wing. It did not appear to be able to fly. Wildlife... more »
  • Police link men to elaborate pharmacy smash- and-grabs Play Video

    October 10, 2014 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities told WBRZ News 2 Friday, they are wrapping up a year-long investigation into a group of men breaking into pharmacies with sledgehammers and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of prescription drugs. Shortly before realising details of the investigation, Baton Rouge Police and the... more »
  • Columbus Day Festa to bring Italy to BR on Sunday Play Video

    October 10, 2014 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Frank Arrigo of the Greater Baton Rouge Italian American Association and Chef Larry Warren visited our 4 p.m. broadcast on Friday ahead of Sunday's Columbus Day Festa at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel Atrium. Arrigo says the event is a chance to celebrate... more »
  • Woman jumps out of window of burning house Play Video

    October 10, 2014 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman jumped out of the window of her burning home this morning to save her life, according to firefighters. The fire happened at a house on North 37th Street. The woman who was inside was asleep when the fire started, and leaped out... more »
  • Police raid home of suspected pharmacy burglar

    October 10, 2014 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Part of Evangeline St. in Baton Rouge was shutdown for two hours Friday while police raided a home. Three men were taken from the home in the 4600 block of Evangline. At least one is a suspect in pharmacy burglaries in several parishes. K-9's were released... more »
  • BRAVE unit announces drug, gun arrests

    October 9, 2014 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police announced ten arrests and several drug and gun seizures Thursday as the result of several recent BRAVE unit patrols through Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with BRPD said the arrests included some from proactive patrols around the Southern University homecoming game. McKneely said BRAVE officers... more »
  • Thieves hit mobile phone store, swipe $46,000 in items

    October 7, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Tuesday, they are looking for two men who stole about $46,000 worth of items from a mobile phone retailer over the weekend. The theft was reported Monday. Investigators said they believe to men wearing baseball caps, jeans... more »
  • I-10 lane closures planned for rest of the week

    October 7, 2014 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For the rest of the week, there will be a lane closure during the day on I-10 between the Pecue Lane Overpass to the KCS Railroad Overpass. DOTD said it will close one lane of eastbound traffic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.... more »
  • Firefighters battle Tuesday night house fire

    October 7, 2014 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fire trucks and police cars closed a lane of Greenwell Springs Road Tuesday night as firefighters worked to contain a fire that erupted at a house on the street. The fire department has not released specifics of the fire, which happened near the corner of Ridgemont Drive... more »
  • Video features judge and man wearing prison orange Play Video

    October 7, 2014 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Opponents of Judge Trudy White are questioning a video that shows her standing next to a man in prison orange promoting her candidacy. Judge White is running for re-election of her seat on district court in East Baton Rouge Parish. The election is November 4th. ... more »
  • L'Auberge asks for annexation into Baton Rouge Play Video

    October 7, 2014 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The L'Auberge Casino and a group of landowners near its property submitted a petition this week to be annexed into Baton Rouge. It's another blow to efforts to incorporate the southern portion of East Baton Rouge Parish into its own city, the city of St. George.... more »
  • Sticker shock: The price of an LSU loss Play Video

    October 6, 2014 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses are taking a hit with LSU's lackluster start to the season. Managers at businesses depending on LSU to attract customers said Monday, they've seen high-dollar differences the Sunday following an LSU loss. "Everybody's just in a period of mourning after a big loss," Zippy's... more »
  • Emergency responders say they're ready for Ebola Play Video

    October 6, 2014 6:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a man caused an entire police station to evacuate on Friday, emergency responders say they are ready to handle Ebola if it came to Baton Rouge. A protective face mask, gloves and gowns are just a few ways emergency responders prepare for any situation that... more »
  • Aeneas Williams honored by Southern at homecoming Play Video

    October 5, 2014 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - What a year it's been for Aeneas Williams. In August, the former safety for the St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals was inducted into the NFL hall of fame. Then on Saturday, he was honored by his alma mater, Southern, at homecoming. The school, celebrating... more »
  • Baton Rouge locals bowl for a cause

    October 5, 2014 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Boys Hope, Girls Hope organization of Baton Rouge involved the community in reaching at risk youth, Sunday afternoon. The first day of the event was Saturday and hundreds showed up between the two days. The organization held the " Bowl for Hope" event at... more »
  • Southern celebrates legacy during homecoming festivities

    October 4, 2014 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands packed Southern University's campus to celebrate this year's homecoming. For the past two weeks, the school has been celebrating 100 years on Scott's Bluff. To many of the Jaguars, being a part of the century old legacy is something that is priceless. "When... more »
  • All clear after man causes evacuation, quarantine

    October 3, 2014 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hospital officials say a man suffering from dementia caused the evacuation of a police department and forced the quarantine of fire crews inside their station Friday night. Sometime during the evening, a man was brought into the Baton Rouge Police Department's 2nd Precinct claiming to be... more »
  • BR leads job growth in Louisiana Play Video

    October 3, 2014 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital City region led the way in job growth across the state adding 12,900 jobs in the last year, nearly half of the total job surge in Louisiana, which added 26,000 jobs. The construction industry added the most jobs in the area with 8,000 more gigs... more »
  • Tech company announces plans for Baton Rouge

    October 2, 2014 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An India-based software company announced plans Thursday to build facilities in Baton Rouge that would bring more than 200 high-tech jobs to the area. Stixis Technologies joined state leaders to announce the plans at the Louisiana Tech Park in Baton Rouge. The software company said... more »
  • 3 shootings in Baton Rouge within 12 hours

    October 2, 2014 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With two separate shootings in the Capital City overnight and another reported Thursday morning, Baton Rouge Police are now investigating three shootings within a 12-hour period. The latest shooting happened this morning around 9 a.m. on Columbus Dunn Drive. Details are limited, but News 2's Jessica... more »
  • Police investigate pair of Wednesday night shootings

    October 1, 2014 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police said late Wednesday, officers responded to two separate shootings in Baton Rouge. The first happened around 9:00 p.m. on Callahan St. When police arrived, they found a man who had been shot several times lying in a driveway. His injuries are considered life-threatening. The second... more »
  • LA officials: No need to panic over Dallas Ebola patient Play Video

    September 30, 2014 9:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State and local health officials are prepared, should someone in the region show signs of Ebola, but said Tuesday, there is no need to worry following a positive test result in Texas. "For everybody to go around everyday worrying about Ebola, (it) doesn't make any sense... more »
  • Consumer advocates urge vigilance over rental scam Play Video

    September 30, 2014 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Consumer advocates are warning you to be alert tonight for a real estate scam that's definitely too good to be true. A homeowner in Southdowns told WBRZ that they posted an ad on Craigslist to rent out their home for $1,900. Then they said someone took those... more »
  • Nonprofit explains audit Play Video

    September 29, 2014 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge is explaining an audit that details some mistakes the organization made when it submitted payments for payroll taxes and employee contributions. The audit shows that the group was not making those payments on time, but the organization says that's because... more »
  • BRPD backpedals on disgraced officer's retirement Play Video

    September 29, 2014 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Less than a week after the Baton Rouge Police Department admitted Chief Carl Dabadie allowed a disgraced cop to switch his resignation letter into a retirement letter, department spokespersons crawfished on who was ultimately responsible for the decision. Last week, BRPD Media Relations told News 2 that... more »
  • IBM experts in town to solve traffic problems Play Video

    September 29, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some of IBM's top talent are in Baton Rouge to solve the city's traffic problems. It's part of IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge that grants cities $500,000 to solve its biggest issue. The team of six experts met with city leaders Monday to introduce themselves and kick... more »
  • IBM consultants begin BR transportation study today

    September 29, 2014 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Consultants from IBM arrive in Baton Rouge today to begin three weeks of study that will hopefully emerge with solutions to the city's constant issues with transportation. The panel of experts from the technology giant meet in the Metro Council Chamber with Mayor-President "Kip" Holden and... more »
  • Auditions held for the nutcracker: a tale from the bayou

    September 28, 2014 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre is gearing up for another production of The Nutcracker: A Tale from the Bayou and auditions were in full swing this weekend. The theater group will select hundreds of kids to be a part of this year's ballet. The children... more »
  • Flaring seen at Exxon after power failure Play Video

    September 28, 2014 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- ExxonMobil's Baton Rouge Polyolefins plant is flaring chemicals after a power outage at the site. The Polyolefins plant is north of the old bridge in Baton Rouge in the 12,000 block of Scenic Highway. Workers at the plant are trying to fix the situation as soon... more »
  • Police looking for gunman in deadly shooting

    September 28, 2014 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting where one man was killed Saturday night. Officials say Johnny Price, 23, was killed on the 5800 block of St. Gerard Ave. near Airline Hwy. He died at the hospital. No word yet on the details of the shooting. Anyone... more »
  • Man wanted for hit-and-run that injured woman

    September 27, 2014 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police are looking for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident that left Amber Sandifer, 29, injured Monday. According to State troopers, Sandifer was traveling westbound on Jefferson Highway when she was struck by a yellow Scion tC traveling northbound on Bluebonnet Boulevard towards... more »
  • Police investigating Saturday morning deadly stabbing Play Video

    September 27, 2014 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating a deadly stabbing where a woman was killed. Detectives specializing in violent crimes have taken over the investigation at the house where the stabbing happened, on Courtland Circle between Monterrey and Oak Villa. Police found Lekeisha Duncan, 32, stabbed in the head at... more »
  • Crime lights give dangerous neighborhood shining chance Play Video

    September 26, 2014 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents marched against violence and in support of new street lights that they hope will cut down on crime in the Glen Oaks community. Entergy installed more than 100 lamps on light polls shining down on homes and properties recently. Friday, residents walked the streets, looking... more »
  • IBM experts to tackle BR's transportation pains

    September 25, 2014 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Transportation headaches have long been as much a part of life in the Capital City as LSU tailgating and Pat Shingleton's weather forecasts. On Monday, a team of IBM experts will come together to kick off a study that could produce a solution to one of Baton... more »
  • Baton Rouge-area home sales drop in August

    September 25, 2014 6:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge dropped by 5.7 percent in August, breaking a four-month streak of transactions outperforming 2013 numbers. According to figures released Wednesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, there were 851 home sales that closed in August in the nine-parish area.... more »
  • Away from downtown, BR's future could be medicine

    September 24, 2014 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Designers planning the future of the city envision connecting medical facilities on Perkins, Essen and Bluebonnet together to form a medical corridor. Plans were discussed with members of the community Wednesday evening. People in attendance supported the idea but worried about an increase in traffic. Planners... more »
  • At least two shot Wednesday night

    September 24, 2014 11:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police have released preliminary information pertaining to a shooting officers began investigating early Wednesday evening. A department spokesperson said it appears two people were shot at the corner of 35th and Cain near Gus Young Avenue. They were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. Detectives... more »
  • Man shot twice in Baton Rouge Play Video

    September 24, 2014 3:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man is in critical condition after he was shot twice in Baton Rouge late Tuesday night. The shooting happened just before midnight in the 200 block of West Johnson St. Police and EMS found the 36-year-old victim after shots rang out. The... more »
  • Fire torches two homes, burns third near school Play Video

    September 23, 2014 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Thirty firefighters fought a blaze that torched two homes and burned a third near McKinley High School. The fire broke out just after 10:30 a.m. on E. Johnson St. in an abandoned home. The wind blew the flames into a neighboring home, igniting it as fire tore... more »
  • Festival Latino celebrates in Baton Rouge Play Video

    September 23, 2014 7:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 28th annual Latino Festival is in Baton Rouge this weekend. All money raised at the festival goes towards maintaining the Hispanic Center, assisting with immigration services and assisting the needy.You can join the fun Sunday from 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Baton Rouge... more »
  • Police: man wearing ski mask robbed dollar store

    September 22, 2014 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for the man who held up the Dollar General on Staring Lane Sunday night. Just before the store was about to close, a man wearing a black ski mask walked into the store with a gun. Police said he pointed the weapon at an... more »
  • Construction begins at Baton Rouge development

    September 20, 2014 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Work has started on the Onyx Residences, a $7 million mixed-use development in downtown Baton Rouge. The project is at corner of Third and Convention streets. The Onyx Residences will include 28 apartments on top of 5,600 square feet of commercial space. The apartments will range... more »
  • Gonzales man arrested for deadly threats to public officials

    September 19, 2014 9:38 PM

    ASCENSION - Deputies arrested a Gonzales man Friday for allegedly threatening to kill a local judge and a district attorney. Officials arrested Paul Cleveland, 71, at his home on Cornerview Road after allegedly making threats to the judge and the district attorney working his case for his previous DWI... more »
  • People line up for latest iPhone release

    September 19, 2014 5:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The wait is over for iPhone fans. Apple's newest version of the iPhone is released in stores and online Friday. New records have been set for the tech giant. Apple says in one week they sold 4 million smart phones the first day they were available... more »
  • Performance history of officer at center of racial controversy

    September 18, 2014 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A public records request filed by the WBRZ Investigative Unit on the performance history of former Baton Rouge Police officer Michael Elsbury shows he had been the focus of Internal Affairs inquiries seven times since 2002. Elsbury left the force on September 4th, a day after WBRZ... more »
  • State leaders sick over sickness scare Play Video

    September 18, 2014 9:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A sick ship on the Mississippi River more than a hundred river miles south of the capitol created ripples all to the state's seat Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and the Coast Guard took command when a group of sick crewmen needed assistance aboard the... more »
  • Prison guard fired after inmate escapes near courthouse

    September 18, 2014 4:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A prison guard lost his job after after an inmate escaped near the 19th Judicial District Courthouse downtown. Wednesday, Clayton Holland got away from Pine Prairie corrections officers when he was being transported to East Baton Rouge. Holland escaped using a handcuff key he got... more »
  • Officer's cases under review after racist texts Play Video

    September 16, 2014 4:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Cases pending in two different courts are under review after the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit exposed racist text messages allegedly sent by a Baton Rouge Police officer to another person. The messages caused Michael Elsbury, a 15-year veteran, to resign from the department. District... more »
  • Video: store owner tied up, robbed at gunpoint Play Video

    September 16, 2014 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A convenience store owner says he was frightened for his life after a man threatened to shoot him, tied him up and took off with several thousand dollars. Around 7:45 p.m. Monday, video surveillance shows a man walking into the Country Corner store on Perkins Road in... more »
  • Neighborhood: dark streets adding to crime problem Play Video

    September 15, 2014 8:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Glen Oaks residents are putting a spotlight on crime in their neighborhood. Tuesday, Entergy workers will install more than 100 lamps on existing utility polls. "The norm is that it is alright to shoot a gun in our neighborhood. It's not alright," New Beginnings Baptist... more »
  • Your input can improve Baton Rouge Lakes Play Video

    September 12, 2014 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Area Foundation wants your input on how to improve the quality of the Baton Rouge Lakes. With the quality of the shallow lakes diminishing, the foundation hired a landscape architecture firm to lead a master plan to improve the lakes. The planners will... more »
  • Uber lays out plan for LSU gameday riders

    September 12, 2014 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Uber Baton Rouge Team announced special game day pick up and drop off locations to deal with the surge in demand and traffic conditions sure to accompany tomorrow night's LSU football home game. Last Saturday was a big day for the popular app as LSU... more »

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