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  • D.A.: no charges filed against football players Play Video

    July 31, 2015 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The district attorney's office said no formal charges will be filed against LSU football players Anthony Jennings, Dwayne Thomas and Maquedius Bain. "The district attorney's office has thoroughly reviewed all of the evidence and documents associated with the arrests... Based on our review, no formal charges... more »
  • Zap, crack, boom

    July 31, 2015 11:49 AM

    It was an explosion of wood and bark outside when lightning struck a tree during Thursday Afternoon's storms. From their Shenandoah area Baton Rouge home, George and Stacey Tull said, “the power surged, house shook and we heard the loudest explosion.” // ... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Back-to-School Expo Play Video

    July 31, 2015 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The fourth annual Back-to-Schoo Expo is back in Baton Rouge this weekend. The event serves as a one-stop shop for people looking for supplies and information on the upcoming school year. Volunteers will be handing out more than 1,800 school supply bags that were donated from... more »
  • Dirty barge cleaning emails Play Video

    July 30, 2015 11:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An email chain with foul language and offenses turned up in a public records request dealing with a controversial barge cleaning operation planned for south of LSU. Tubal-Cain wants to build its plant across the levee from Farr Park and neighborhoods. Since a WBRZ report about... more »
  • Two houses shot up in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 30, 2015 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman says people shot up her house early Thursday morning in Baton Rouge, because they were trying to kill her son. The shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. on Ingram Drive in the Glen Oaks area. One house was riddled with at least 15 bullet holes, and... more »
  • Coroner identifies man killed during Carlotta St. fire Play Video

    July 30, 2015 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office identified the victim of a morning house fire that left one man dead. According to the coroner, 37-year-old James Mobley was the man firefighters said was killed after he was overcome by smoke on the second floor of a... more »
  • Murder suspect dead, woman shot during standoff

    July 29, 2015 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the scene cleared from a violent standoff, specifics about what happened during the takedown became less clear. Police said they were not ready to confirm how a woman wound up being shot in what was, at first, reported as crossfire when a U.S. Marshal's task... more »
  • Judge upholds 40-year sentence given in child abuse case

    July 29, 2015 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge judge is standing by the 40-year prison term he gave a St. Gabriel woman convicted of abusing her then-20-month-old stepson. After Charlotte Staggs was swiftly convicted of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile and sentenced in 2012, her attorney filed a motion in 2013 asking state... more »
  • Baton Rouge airport sees flight decline

    July 29, 2015 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge is one of many cities across the country that has seen the number of flights in and out of its airport drop over the past few years. The city has seen a 13.64 percent decrease in the number of flights at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport when... more »
  • Two Baton Rouge women wanted for bank fraud

    July 28, 2015 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are looking for two women accused of bank fraud and theft. Police say Jontell Poole and Geneal Shavers went to the Pelican State Credit Union in June and deposited three checks worth about $1,350. According to police the checks were written from Poole's... more »
  • Teen stable after shooting Tuesday morning

    July 28, 2015 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A teen is in stable condition after a shooting in Baton Rouge Tuesday morning, according to authorities. The shooting happened at 5714 S. Sunset Hill Avenue around 11:30 a.m. EMS said one person was taken to a local hospital. Police are on the scene of... more »
  • Bike sharing in Baton Rouge Play Video

    July 28, 2015 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Hundreds of cities across the country have started using “Bike Share” to get around. On Tuesday, the Baton Rouge Environmental Protection Agency is advising city groups on how the system could work in Baton Rouge. The program offers a variety of benefits, such as: less emissions, ease... more »
  • Ozone alert declared in the Baton Rouge region

    July 28, 2015 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The state Department of Environmental Quality has declared an ozone action day because air pollution could get high enough in the afternoon to cause health problems for some people in the Baton Rouge region. Parishes involved in the Tuesday's alert include East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville,... more »
  • Fire in laundry room prompts nursing home evacuation Play Video

    July 27, 2015 8:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fire at a nursing home late Monday evening started in the facility's laundry room, firefighters said. Firefighters were called to the Sunrise Assisted on Siegen Lane shortly before 7 p.m. The building's sprinkler system went off, helping to contain the fire. Fire crews had the... more »
  • Battle of Baton Rouge commemorative ceremony Play Video

    July 27, 2015 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The annual Civil War Battle of Baton Rouge commemorative ceremony is coming back to the capital city. The Battle of Baton Rouge took place on August 5, 1862 on Magnolia Cemetery’s grounds. Major General John C. Breckinridge led 2,600 confederate troops into Baton Rouge, trying to reclaim... more »
  • Baton Rouge looking at bike share rental program

    July 27, 2015 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Environmental Protection Agency staff and experts are coming to Baton Rouge to talk about choices for a bike share program that would let people rent and drop off bicycles at kiosks. The EPA gave the city-parish a grant this year to help develop the program. A public forum... more »
  • Public safety concerns after Lafayette shooting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 27, 2015 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge are beefing up security in the wake of the tragedy in Lafayette. Officials are encouraging the public to let this tragedy open their eyes to possible dangers around them. Two people were killed and nine others were injured when a gunman... more »
  • Deputies: Woman threatened to 'shoot' at movie theater

    July 27, 2015 7:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say a woman has been arrested at a Baton Rouge movie theater after threatening to shoot someone inside. Twenty-seven-year-old Gaynell Haydel of Baton Rouge was arrested Saturday and faces charges of terrorizing, disturbing the peace and resisting an officer. According to the East Baton Rouge Parish... more »
  • Three shot outside Baton Rouge club check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 26, 2015 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said three people were shot when someone opened fire outside a Baton Rouge club overnight. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said just before 2 a.m. police were called to Club Bella Noche on Plank Road after they were told someone had started shooting. When they arrived... more »
  • Bridge over Little Sandy Creek reopens after repairs

    July 24, 2015 1:04 PM

    ZACHARY - City workers reopened a bridge in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday, one month ahead of schedule. The Department of Transportation reopened the Port Hudson Pride Road Bridge over Little Sandy Creek near Zachary Friday morning. In June, Engineers said some of the support timbers were rotting,... more »
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference Play Video

    July 23, 2015 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The National Southern Christian Leadership Conference is coming to Baton Rouge for the organization’s 57 th annual convention. The SCLC is a civil rights organization founded back in 1957. The group strives to be a “voice for the voiceless,” in dealing with social justice issues that face... more »
  • Barefoot Pedals Foundation: Nolapalooza4 Play Video

    July 23, 2015 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Barefoot Pedals foundation was founded in 2011 to honor the legacy of local educator and musician, Jeffrey David Nola, who died from Burkitts Lymphoma. Nola had a love for music and teaching and it’s the foundation’s goal to make sure those passions live on. The foundation... more »
  • LA Homebrew beer brewing class Play Video

    July 23, 2015 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Beer brewing is an American tradition dating back to the 1800s. Now, most people just head to the grocery store when they’re in the mood for a brew, but in Baton Rouge almost 200 people are registered home brewers. There are 15 breweries throughout the state. LA... more »
  • USDA: 35 Louisiana parishes natural disaster areas

    July 23, 2015 7:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared a natural disaster involving 35 Louisiana parishes and eight counties in three neighboring states because of floods and storms from April 27 through June 26. Farmers and ranchers can apply for low-interest loans to help them recover from severe damage. USDA... more »
  • Constable calls meeting about misdemanor jail "a waste of time"

    July 22, 2015 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tonight, Constable Reginald Brown is sounding off after a meeting about opening the city's misdemeanor jail ended with no results. The meeting was held on June 11 with top law enforcement brass and Baton Rouge City Leaders. Days after that meeting, Clerk of Court Lon Norris sent... more »
  • Mosquito plane flies in Baton Rouge tonight

    July 22, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mosquito plane will be circling parts of the city and unincorporated areas Wednesday night. The mosquito control agency announced aerial spraying in Baker, North Baton Rouge, and parts of Southdowns and Kenilworth - in that area, the plane will spray above Perkins Road to Kenilworth.... more »
  • Level Up! homeless survival kits Play Video

    July 22, 2015 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- There are about 1,000 homeless people living in Baton Rouge. Now, a group of high school students with Big Buddy's "Level Up!" program are trying to find a solution to the growing problem. Level Up! is an initiative that seeks to help impoverished people in the community.... more »
  • Baton Rouge chef murdered near Catholic Life Center check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 21, 2015 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A chef who graduated from the Louisiana Culinary Institute a year ago was shot multiple times overnight near Hundred Oaks and South Acadian Thruway. The man died inside a car after it crashed into a retaining wall at the Catholic Life Center. Investigators identified the chef... more »
  • Murdered man found in car crashed on church property Play Video

    July 21, 2015 8:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities are investigating a shooting that happened early Tuesday morning in Baton Rouge. Police responded to a crash around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning near Hundred Oaks Avenue at Acadian. One man was found dead in a car that had run off the road. Investigators say the man... more »
  • Police involved in two pursuits Monday evening; one hits gas line

    July 20, 2015 8:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officers had to deal with two police pursuits that happened almost at the same time Monday night. Suspects were apprehended in one, but remained on the loose as of this post in a second. The first chase happened in North Baton Rouge; the second happened in... more »
  • Judge: State should pay $137M more to local school districts

    July 20, 2015 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge says the state owes local public schools $137 million because lawmakers didn't properly pass previous school funding formulas. Judge Janice Clark issued her decision Monday. The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board filed a lawsuit claiming the Legislature didn't meet passage requirements... more »
  • John Schneider preserving parts of Broadmoor Theatre

    July 20, 2015 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Actor John Schneider and a team of movers started work Monday to preserve a part of Baton Rouge's movie history. Schneider, best known as Bo Duke from "The Dukes of Hazzard," and his production studio are saving parts of the Boardmoor Theatre from being destroyed when... more »
  • Capital Area United Way Awards Banquet Play Video

    July 20, 2015 9:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area United Way aims to create a community where everyone is empowered to reach their full potential. All year long, community members work to make the CAUW's vision a reality. Now, the organization is recognizing people for all their hard work. People throughout the 10-parish... more »
  • Baton Rouge man robs Mississippi bank

    July 19, 2015 4:56 PM

    GLOSTER, Ms. - Police say a man from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is accused of robbing a bank about 50 miles north in Gloster, Mississippi. Amite County Sheriff says 47-year-old Roger Dale White Jr. was caught with the cash less than three hours after the robbery Friday. The sheriff's office says... more »
  • Girl, 7, fighting for her life after near drowning

    July 18, 2015 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials tell WBRZ that a 7-year-old girl nearly drowned but is still fighting for her life in Baton Rouge. It happened at around 8 p.m. at an apartment complex on Nicholson Drive near Gardere Lane Saturday night. Emergency crews say the girl wasn't breathing when... more »
  • One sick in Capital Region with West Nile

    July 17, 2015 9:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Someone living in the Capital Region is one of two people ill with neuroinvasive West Nile. The Department of Health and Hospitals released generic information about the patient Friday. The state never provides specific information about a sick person's location, only the health region where they... more »
  • Charges dropped for one of two suspects in kidnapping case

    July 17, 2015 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Charges were dropped against a woman who was implicated in a kidnapping case that also involved the murder of a woman in May. Daaria Thomas, 22, was released from jail overnight after the charges against her were removed. Thomas had been in jail since May 7... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Casas for CASA Play Video

    July 17, 2015 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Court Appointed Special Advocate Association is asking people to help them raise awareness for foster children in Baton Rouge. CASA is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to finding volunteers to help abused and neglected kids. Later this month, the group will be holding its 21st... more »
  • Baton Rouge Edufest Play Video

    July 17, 2015 9:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- As summer winds down, groups across Baton Rouge are working hard to make sure kids are ready to go back to school. Last year, the Baton Rouge mayor's office got started on the My Brother's Keeper initiative, a program that addresses opportunity gaps faced by young men... more »
  • Banks seeks foreclosure sale on proposed River District development

    July 17, 2015 8:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A New York bank wants to auction the site of the proposed River District mixed-use development and additional real estate in New Iberia to collect $58.4 million it alleges it is owed by Lafayette businessman Michel Moreno. The River District development is on 34 acres between downtown Baton... more »
  • 79-year-old wakes to find burglar inside her home Play Video

    July 16, 2015 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 79-year-old woman said she lived the worst nightmare of her life after going to sleep Wednesday. At some point overnight, Aynn Murray said she woke up and found a man in her home, rummaging through her things. She said he was helping himself to clothes... more »
  • Boosie event abruptly canceled, promoter blames BR mayor

    July 16, 2015 7:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An event promoter said the mayor orchestrated the cancellation of his event that featured rapper Lil Boosie at the River Center this weekend. Terrell "T.J." Jackson said he has hosted the "Black and White Affair" for 12 years, and this was set to be its 13th.... more »
  • DHH asks parents to ensure vaccinations are current

    July 16, 2015 6:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- With the beginning of a new school year quickly approaching, state health regulators are urging parents to make sure their children have received all required vaccinations. State officials say Louisiana law requires children, ages 4 or older and entering kindergarten, pre-kindergarten or Head Start programs, to have proof... more »
  • Baton Rouge accepts $2.1 million settlement from BP

    July 15, 2015 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city of Baton Rouge agreed to accept a settlement of $2.14 million dollars from BP for economic losses caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier set a July 15 deadline for local governments to... more »
  • DCFS report on malnourished case plays blame game Play Video

    July 15, 2015 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Blame is shared among multiple levels of bureaucracy and private parties in a report released Wednesday related to an internal investigation about how the Department of Children and Family Services handled a case involving a malnourished, 15-year-old special needs child. Rose Holland was booked on child... more »
  • Baton Rouge company objects to delay as it seeks to drill near Glacier

    July 15, 2015 12:38 PM

    BILLINGS - A Louisiana company seeking to drill for natural gas on land in Montana held sacred by some American Indians is objecting to a 75-day review period sought by a federal panel considering the proposal. Solenex LLC of Baton Rouge wanted to begin drilling this summer on its 6,200-acre... more »
  • Louisiana still hasn't paid Miss USA

    July 15, 2015 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne said he will announce next week how much the state will pay the Miss USA pageant. The state tourism board and seafood board agreed to pay a combined total of $65,000, but may pay less since the pageant lost its prime T.V. spot... more »
  • WBRZ's Stuff the Bus Supply Drive Play Video

    July 15, 2015 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- WBRZ is stuffing the bus! Today we're collecting school supplies for our annual Stuff the Bus campaign. This year we are helping students in both East and West Baton Rouge Parish. We have two locations collecting school supplies: 1. Walmart on College Drive in Baton Rouge (3132... more »
  • Murders up in EBR Parish compared to last two years Play Video

    July 14, 2015 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Murder numbers obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit show murders are up in East Baton Rouge Parish this year compared to the last two years. Since Saturday, there have been eight people shot. Six people have died in four separate shootings. From January 1 until July... more »
  • In fiery letter to port director, mayor compares port boss to Judas

    July 14, 2015 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In a strongly worded letter to the director of the city's port, Mayor Kip Holden argued Jay Hardman overstepped his duties. The letter was prompted by a debate over plans to build a barge cleaning facility south of LSU near a cluster of homes and a... more »
  • Mayor Holden's Healthy BR Initiative wins national AHA award

    July 14, 2015 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE -The American Hospital Association announced Tuesday that Mayor-President Kip Holden's Healthy BR Initiative is one of five programs nationwide to receive the NOVA award for improving community health. "This award is really honoring a collaborative effort, and shows what can be accomplished when health-care providers put aside their... more »
  • City leaders hope to re-zone property to kill barge project Play Video

    July 13, 2015 11:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two city leaders have promised to try and kill a barge cleaning facility from building along the river south of LSU by changing city zoning laws. Councilman John Delgado said he and Mayor Pro Tem Chandler Loupe will propose re-zoning the area across from Farr Park.... more »
  • BRPD wants $1 million for new cars Play Video

    July 13, 2015 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police say many of their cars are old and safety is a concern. So Baton Rouge police want $1 million for 35 new cruisers. In all they have 300 marked cars, some of them are 9 years old. "We are required to replace the vehicles every five... more »
  • A social experiment: law enforcement dance, sing online

    July 13, 2015 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Your next encounter with a sheriff's deputy could have you face-to-face with a viral video star. For more than a month, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office has been uploading tongue-and-cheek posts in an effort to grow its presence online and help show the departments... more »
  • ACT Prep Academy Play Video

    July 13, 2015 8:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge and the LSU Office of Strategic Initiatives are teaming up to offer an ACT preparation academy and college readiness information session for high school students in the area. The ACT Preparation Academy will have representatives from colleges and universities who... more »
  • Miss Oklahoma, Olivia Jordan, wins Miss USA Play Video

    July 12, 2015 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Twenty-six-year-old Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma has won the 64th annual Miss USA contest, beating out 50 other women from states around the country and the District of Columbia. Twenty-two-year-old Ylianna Guerra of Texas was named first runner-up, and Miss Louisiana, Candice Bennat, finished in the top... more »
  • Murder-suicide leaves three dead

    July 12, 2015 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Baton Rouge Police Department is looking into a shooting that left three people dead and one seriously injured. Police say the shooting took place on the 1000 block of Donmoor Ave. around 1:20 Sunday morning. Marquiles Whaley, 20, fatally shot Shawyn Lollis, 38,... more »
  • Police: 2 shot, 1 dead in north Baton Rouge

    July 11, 2015 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say two people were shot in north Baton Rouge. It happened on Baranco street near Scenic highway at around 9:20 p.m. Saturday. Jovan Dumas, 31, died on the scene. A second victim, 29 year old male, was also injured during the shooting,... more »
  • Jury convicts Baton Rouge man in 2011 drug deal shooting

    July 11, 2015 1:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A Baton Rouge man has been convicted of murder and attempted murder in a 2011 drug-related shooting in the Spanish Town area. An East Baton Rouge Parish jury on Friday convicted 29-year-old Cardale Green of second-degree murder in the killing of 28-year-old Derrick Casey and attempted... more »
  • Visitors in town for Miss USA see what the Red Stick has to offer Play Video

    July 10, 2015 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People from all over the country are in the Red Stick to witness which lady will walk away with the crown and be the next Miss USA. "I've always watched Miss USA since I was little and I've never been in pageants," said Sandy Kutyna, who... more »
  • $115,000 bond set for mother of 47-pound teen

    July 10, 2015 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge set bond at $115,000 for the woman accused of cruelty to her 15-year-old son, who police said was found in deplorable conditions and weighing only 47 pounds. Rose Holland faces charges of cruelty to juveniles and cocaine possession after her arrest early Wednesday morning.... more »
  • Stairs rot, family given ladder to access 2nd floor apartment Play Video

    July 9, 2015 9:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For the past three days, the Lopez family has been using a ladder to access their second floor apartment. The stairs rotted out, and they say a maintenance worker gave them the ladder to use. The apartment is located in the 8800 block of GSRI Avenue in... more »
  • Mutliple Lane closures for I-10, I-110, between Baton Rouge and Lafayette this weekend

    July 9, 2015 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers traveling between Baton Rouge and Lafayette using Interstate 10 should expect delays this weekend, according to a Louisiana State Police advisory sent Friday. The west bound right lane of I-10 near exit 139 will be closed from 8: p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday. ... more »
  • Former BRFD captain no longer on the force

    July 9, 2015 9:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Fire Department says former captain, Roman Bates, is considered absent without leave following his arrest in Orleans Parish. Authorities arrested Bates in New Orleans on Tuesday for charges that he raped a child in Tennessee. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Bates is a fugitive... more »
  • Dinner Lab and Slow Food Baton Rouge Play Video

    July 9, 2015 8:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Dinner Lab is a New Orleans-based company that does pop-up dinners in various cities across the country. They feature up-and-coming chefs with unique ingredients prepared in a unique way. The company keeps the restaurant location a surprise until the night before the dinners to give the events... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Family blames state for not doing more for 47 lb teen Play Video

    July 8, 2015 11:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The aunt and a grandmother blame the state for a child's serious condition of neglect. Lavear Anderson, 15, was rescued from his mother's care early Wednesday morning. Authorities said he was severely malnourished and covered in cockroaches. Read the original story HERE. Etna Mitchell said... more »
  • WBRZ's owner reaches deal with Reelz to show Miss USA in BR Play Video

    July 8, 2015 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sunday's Miss USA pageant will be televised by the Manship family station group on WBTR TV, a sister station of WBRZ TV. The announcement came during Wednesday's 5pm newscast on WBRZ where the owner of Reelz Channel aid the two companies worked together to secure the... more »
  • Stage set for Miss USA, prelims get underway Wednesday night Play Video

    July 7, 2015 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Miss USA association officially announced it was able to secure three hosts for its telecast, forced to a high-tier cable channel after comments its owner made about illegal immigrants. Tuesday, hours after TMZ.com published the names, organizers shared a news release from the cable channel... more »
  • Heroin deaths still rising in Capital region Play Video

    July 7, 2015 7:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deaths from heroin overdoses could reach record highs this year in East Baton Rouge Parish. It's a troubling trend that's occurring across the region. The EBR Coroner's office is predicting 50 deaths for 2015, after there were just five in 2012. The cause is two-fold, according... more »
  • Miss USA contestants dismiss Trump comments, show must go on

    July 7, 2015 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Controversy continues to surround presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments painting Mexican immigrants as criminals, but the women taking part in the upcoming Miss USA pageant Trump co-owns say the show must go on. Several Hispanic candidates and one immigrant from Albania taking part in the contest sat... more »
  • 2 Baton Rouge-area women accused of Medicaid fraud

    July 7, 2015 8:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Two Baton Rouge-area women have been booked with Medicaid fraud. State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said in a news release Monday that the women allegedly claimed services that were never rendered. Caldwell said 55-year-old Beatrice Scott, of Springfield, allegedly filed 149 false claims, billing Medicaid for $8,500. She... more »
  • St. George battle goes to court Monday Play Video

    July 6, 2015 8:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The battle over St. George continues today in a Baton Rouge courtroom. A hearing is scheduled on a lawsuit filed by organizers of the new city of St. George movement. The group sued after their latest petition failed. Many people who signed the petition are upset after... more »
  • Officials consider $110M Baton Rouge Zoo upgrade, relocation Play Video

    July 6, 2015 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Officials are considering a $110 million upgrade at Baton Rouge Zoo that could include moving it to a different location. East Baton Rouge Parish Recreation and Park Commission officials say no decisions have been made yet. Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo, which is a citizens group that... more »
  • 19-year-old dies from injuries in crash

    July 4, 2015 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 19-year-old died from injuries sustained in a crash earlier this week, the Louisiana State Police said Saturday. Lolene Collyer of Denham Springs died Friday night. Collyer died at a hospital in Baton Rouge a day after the crash in Watson. Thursday, Collyer turned into... more »
  • Fire department quickly extinguishes fire at hospital

    July 4, 2015 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A propane-induced fire caused a small scare above the ICU at Baton Rouge General Bluebonnet Saturday morning. Firefighters said the blaze was quickly extinguished, within six minutes of their arrival. The St George Fire Department said the fire started when a propane bottle being used... more »

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