March 6, 2014 8:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU fans say they welcome the idea of being able to enjoy a cold brew in Tiger Stadium.
The SEC is prepared to review the alcohol policy for any neutral site game or home game played off campus, according to a report.
LSU athletic director... more »
March 6, 2014 5:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - An anti-gravity machine revolutionizes rehab for amputee's at Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital.
Jeremiah Foster was born with underdeveloped arms and legs. As he grew, his legs had trouble supporting him. Then he found out he had arthritis in his legs.
At age 13, Jeremiah decided... more »
March 5, 2014 4:09 PM
BATON ROUGE- The pastor at New Harmony Baptist Church spoke exclusively to News 2 Wednesday, just hours after his release from jail on a aggravated rape charge. Scott Lemley claims his accuser "lied" about the alleged rape.
David "Scott" Lemley posted a $75,000 bail on Mardi Gras. Lemley is... more »
March 5, 2014 11:00 AM
BATON ROUGE - Detectives released pictures Wednesday of two women investigators are seeking in connection with a string of recent vehicle break-ins in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Sheriff's deputies said the women tried to cash a stolen check made out for $1,800 on Feb. 18 at a bank on... more »
March 3, 2014 7:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man from Baton Rouge is accused of groping a woman while she was asleep on a plane.
Federal prosecutors say Devender Singh, 61, was arrested when the plane landed in New Jersey on Sunday.
Singh appeared in U.S. District Court on a charge of... more »
March 3, 2014 4:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - Questions are being raised about inaction by the state at a dangerous intersection that has been the scene of numerous crashes.
Sunday night, it happened again. Police said Timothy Lee, 26, died after a wreck at the intersection of Scenic Highway and Thomas Road.
"I'm... more »
March 3, 2014 12:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after officers said he robbed two people and fled from police with three children in his vehicle.
Officers accused Michael Kirklin, 31, on suspicion of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, resisting an officer, child desertion, and drug possession.
According to... more »
March 1, 2014 4:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - The 34th Spanish Town Parade rolled through downtown Baton Rouge Saturday painting the city pink.
Parade-goers we spoke with today say the Spanish Town Parade is one to look forward to each year.
"As a New Orleans native and growing up around Mardi Gras, I'm... more »
March 1, 2014 10:42 AM
BATON ROUGE - Spanish Town will be the final Mardi Gras parade to roll through Baton Rouge this carnival season.
Here's a link to the parade route.
For those who want to continue carnival all the way up to fat tuesday, here is a list of the parades... more »
February 28, 2014 11:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- A bidding war ended over a diamond ring connected to a drug investigation Friday.
The 2.5 carat engagement ring , valued at $25,000, was sold for $17,609 at an online auction of city surplus materials, equipment, and vehicles. The money raised from the sale of the ring... more »
February 27, 2014 5:40 PM
BATON ROUGE- The man accused in a string of home invasions and sexual assaults pleaded not guilty to charges against him.
Vorris Mouton is accused of five home invasions and three sexual assaults reported across Baton Rouge in the months of December 2013 and January 2014. According to a... more »
February 26, 2014 11:27 PM
BATON ROUGE- In what some called a battle to change the dynamics of the push to create the City of St. George, the Baton Rouge Metro Council was to decide on changing three members of the St. George Fire Board but failed to get enough support to make drastic adjustments... more »
February 24, 2014 10:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - When La'el Collins said he would return to play football for his senior year at LSU, the Tigers offensive lineman privately made a vow to give back to the charity that gave so much to him.
That's why last week, Collins visited with the BREC/Alaksa Street... more »
February 24, 2014 10:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- Truckers hauling hazardous materials are ignoring a law that is meant to keep people safe in an emergency.
Bluebonnet, between Burbank and Nicholson, was designated a route free of hazardous materials fourteen years ago. But, WBRZ News 2 cameras caught truckers, hauling hazardous materials, disobeying the designation.... more »
February 24, 2014 10:34 PM
BATON ROUGE- Despite a reported drop in crime, a reality website ranks the city as one of the most dangerous in the United States.
The site compiled 100 where there are 25,000 or more people and based the results on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent... more »
February 24, 2014 2:47 PM
BATON ROUGE- Detectives have arrested two individuals in connection with the shooting death of Patrick Williams in Baton Rouge last week.
Colodiuse Bowie and Jameeka Bowie, the mother and sister of the accused shooter Devon Bowie, have both been charged with obstruction of justice.
Devon Bowie is accused... more »
February 24, 2014 11:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - A report from the Legislative Auditor shows the Baton Rouge bus system failed to collect and deposit money from fares and paid employees for time they did not work.
The discrepancies came over an 18 month period starting in 2012. During that time, the report says... more »
February 22, 2014 9:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators are looking into a house fire that sparked Saturday night.
A spokesperson with the Central Fire Department says a 64-year-old man was found unconscious in a bedroom at a house on Greenwell Street around 7 p.m.
James Crockett was transported to a hospital where... more »
February 21, 2014 10:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- The city is offering two days of free, in-depth film industry training for people from the area who want to land a job in the booming film industry.
To be eligible, people must be from East Baton Rouge Parish and will be selected through a "competitive application... more »
February 19, 2014 9:38 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police issued an arrest warrant for a 23-year-old Wednesday night, accused in a murder that happened on January 1st.
Police are looking for James Dean. Investigators said he killed Michael Taylor, 53, with a tire tool.
Detectives believe the two got into a fight on Convention... more »
February 19, 2014 1:25 PM
BATON ROUGE- Exciting changes were announced at the city's state-of-the-art movie production center Wednesday.
Celtic Studios, the massive sound stage facility near I-12 and Airline Highway, announced it will become a completely local operation, with management and operations being conducted from the facility by a new leadership team. Previously... more »
February 19, 2014 12:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - DNA evidence put three people in jail, accused of stealing $40,000 worth of jewelry in Baton Rouge.
Davelin George, Dennis Hamilton and Brandon Hamilton were arrested Tuesday for a robbery that happened last August.
According to arrest affidavits, George knew the victim and contacted him... more »
February 19, 2014 11:54 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two Baton Rouge teens this week in a murder investigation from earlier this month.
Police charged Windall Herring, 19, with second degree murder in the death of John Bannon, 55. They also charged a 15-year-old juvenile who was being treated at a hospital with... more »
February 18, 2014 4:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - Gas prices are rising in south Louisiana, but are still down significantly from this time last year.
Some commuters say the price at the pump is painful in Baton Rouge, where the average is $3.17 per gallon, up five cents from last month. Despite the rise,... more »
February 18, 2014 11:20 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's detectives in East Baton Rouge Parish are looking for a woman seen using a stolen bank card.
The card was used to make unauthorized purchases at the Walmart on North Mall Drive, along with the Chevron and AT&T store on Siegen Lane on December 24,... more »
February 17, 2014 10:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- Capital Area Transit System leaders will discuss leasing more office space for staff and extra parking spaces for additional buses at a meeting Tuesday.
CATS, which is funded through a controversial property tax, is considering occupying one floor of Mid City Towers, formerly Dean Tower, a 14-story... more »
February 14, 2014 10:51 PM
BATON ROUGE- A state lawmaker will push legislation at the upcoming legislative session that would raise the state's minimum wage.
Senator Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb (D-Baton Rouge) filed a bill to raise the lowest wages to $10.00 per hour. Currently, the minimum wage is set at $7.25.
"Economic stability and... more »
February 14, 2014 10:43 PM
BATON ROUGE- The city is auctioning off surplus property and other merchandise, including a ring taken after an employee was arrested and accused of selling drugs from the evidence locker two years ago.
The 2.50 ct ring is worth more than $25,000 court records show. As of Friday night,... more »
February 14, 2014 11:25 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they have no suspect in the Thursday night shooting on Sharp Lane that left one man dead.
Police say the victim was shot one time in the head, and died at the scene. He has been identified as 18-year-old Timothy Thomas.
... more »
February 13, 2014 10:00 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man was shot dead and left behind apartments off Florida Boulevard Thursday night.
Detectives found the unidentified man in the complex at 567 Sharp Lane after people reported hearing gunshots just after 9 p.m. He was shot multiple times, detectives said.
He died at the... more »
February 13, 2014 7:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - Taxpayers are missing out on extra cash and now they have to go back to the state to recoup it.
Millions of dollars in 2012 state income tax refunds never made it to taxpayers because the money was dispensed on special refund, gift card-like cards.
... more »
February 13, 2014 7:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - A woman in trouble with the law for the truancy of her kids defied authorities again Thursday.
Kenyetta Criss is wanted for allowing her kids to miss a combined 137 days of school.
She was suppose to meet with East Baton Rouge truancy administrators but... more »
February 12, 2014 11:10 PM
BATON ROUGE- There was no agreement on what to do about a controversial tax decision some said would stifle the plans for the City of St. George, so an agenda item about locking in sales taxes collected in unincorporated East Baton Rouge Parish died Wednesday night.
The Metro Council... more »
February 12, 2014 1:13 AM
NEW YORK - A dog from Baton Rouge didn't make the final cut to be crowned America's top dog.
Instead of Coco, a Cardigan Welsh corgi from the Capital City, Sky the wire fox terrier won best in show at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night. Sky... more »
February 11, 2014 10:30 PM
PORT ALLEN, BATON ROUGE - With boys basketball nearing the district tournament season, a pair of local teams picked up key district wins on Tuesday night.
At Port Allen, visiting U High knocked off the home team 86-83, keeping the Cubs in the district race.
Meanwhile, Dunham completed... more »
February 11, 2014 12:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Reverend Al Sharpton will visit Baton Rouge at the end of February to discuss AIDS and HIV as a civil rights issue.
It's part of a nationwide town hall effort from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation with local clergy and politicians.
The Baton Rouge meeting will... more »
February 11, 2014 11:38 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge are looking for a killer after a man was shot to death early Tuesday morning.
The shooting took place around 2:25 a.m. at the Spanish Arms Apartments at 4343 Denham St.
Police say 18 year-old Devonta Jenks was shot once in... more »
February 10, 2014 12:14 PM
HAMMOND - A bankrupt wastewater treatment company that operates in the Baton Rouge area has been given an extension to sell its 49 systems in Louisiana.
Density Utilities of Louisiana, based in Hammond, has worked out a deal to sell the systems for $1.2 million.
A bankruptcy court... more »
February 10, 2014 11:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman has pleaded guilty of manslaughter in the death of her newborn baby in 2002.
Joann King, 30, was given a 10-year suspended sentence and five years of home incarceration.
She was indicted in December 2012 on second degree murder charges in... more »
February 9, 2014 11:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police say they have arrested a suspect in the 15th street shooting that happened Friday night.
Officials say 18-year-old Corey Scott is charged with 2nd degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. He was arrested at around 9 a.m. Sunday.
According to authorities, Scott... more »
February 8, 2014 5:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - Neighbors living in Old South Baton Rouge are calling for the violence to stop after an 18-year-old was gunned down walking from a store.
Baton Rouge Police say Marvin Thomas was shot and killed Friday just before 5 p.m. on the 1300 block of S. 15th... more »
February 7, 2014 10:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - A group of people arrested in a multi-parish raid posted several videos of themselves staging drive-by-shootings and singing about selling drugs.
The Big Money Block Boys are a known street gang in south Baton Rouge. BRAVE arrested seven people involved with the group Friday morning during... more »
February 7, 2014 4:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - State lottery officials said a Baton Rouge man claimed his $1 million Powerball prize Friday, the first million-dollar prize this year in Louisiana.
Louisiana Lottery officials said Alex Bookter, 69, matched all five white numbers but missed the red Powerball in the Jan. 29 drawing. He... more »
February 6, 2014 10:38 PM
BATON ROUGE- Fire crews were dispatched to a large fire Thursday night adjacent to a fire protection company.
Numerous crews were on the scene as flames poured out of the roof and smoke billowed into the night sky from a building on Mohican Street at Plank Road.
Part... more »
February 6, 2014 10:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- The future of the revitalization effort in two areas of the city could rely heavily on rail lines.
Redevelopment planners want a street car to connect downtown with areas in Old South Baton Rouge and eventually LSU. The area is in the center of a new development... more »
February 6, 2014 5:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - Senior citizens displaced by a fire will have to stay out for a second night, but not due to damage from the flames.
A microwave caught fire on the fifth floor of Catholic Presbyterian Apartments late Wednesday night. The apartment's sprinkler system quickly extinguished the fire,... more »
February 5, 2014 8:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- Managers and firefighters evacuated the Catholic-Presbyterian Apartments after a small fire triggered the sprinkler system and filled part of the building with smoke Wednesday night.
Emergency crews were called to the high-rise in downtown just before 8 p.m. about a fire on one of the upper floors.... more »
February 5, 2014 7:07 PM
BATON ROUGE- A murder victim's spirit survives after death because of an organ donation.
Shelby Homes, 38, was shot and killed in October while he was walking home in Old South Baton Rouge. His killer remains a mystery.
But, from this tragedy came hope for Holmes' friend Doug... more »
February 4, 2014 11:17 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a 20-year-old in connection with a 2013 murder, investigators said Tuesday night.
Demonte Foster, 20, 3250 Dalton Street, is wanted in the shooting death of Travis Harris, 34. Harris was killed on November 17 on Dougherty Drive.
Police said Harris was shot... more »
February 4, 2014 9:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - Witnesses said a man was driving at speeds greater than 100 mph just before he crashed his truck on North Flannery road Tuesday morning, leaving behind a deadly wreckage.
"[He was going] about a 120-130 miles an hour," witness Matthew Whitworth said as he described what... more »
February 4, 2014 6:02 PM
BATON ROUGE- The state is helping Baton Rouge Community college fill a void for 80,000 construction workers in the next two years through the college's welding programs.
BRCC has more than 400 students enrolled in its welding programs each year and a growing waiting list.
"I really want... more »
February 4, 2014 3:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- An elderly woman recalled frantic moments after two men gained access to her home in Baton Rouge last week.
The men claimed to be from a bathroom remodeling company when they entered Margie Buzzinotti's home. The incident happened last Wednesday in the River Oaks Subdivision off of... more »
February 1, 2014 5:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - Petition organizers for the proposed city of St. George collected hundreds of signatures Saturday.
The petition started as a way for the unincorporated area of East Baton Rouge Parish to gain an independent school district.
"But now we've learned that we can run a very... more »
January 31, 2014 11:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- The fire department said Friday there were no violations when inspectors checked an apartment complex that eventually burned and left nearly three dozen homeless.
The Turner Plaza Apartments caught fire Wednesday. Another portion of the complex burned a few years earlier, too.
Fire investigators told the... more »
January 31, 2014 11:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - A woman who let a homeless man take shelter in a shed in her backyard said she was shocked and scared that the man was found shot multiple times in the makeshift home.
Michael Rogers, 52, was found dead Friday morning by the good Samaritan who... more »
January 30, 2014 11:51 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are looking for a man wanted in connection with several thefts.
Police say Larry Anthony Sherman posted ads on Craigslist to sell used vehicles.
They say he received a total of $8600 in three separate incidents, meeting with buyers, then disappearing without... more »
January 30, 2014 6:03 AM
BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused a blaze that destroyed a Baton Rouge home late Wednesday night.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the call in the 2200 block of Kentucky St. in Baton Rouge just after 11 p.m. Investigators have determined that... more »
January 29, 2014 10:48 PM
BATON ROUGE- Fewer people requested the help of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office during the recent freeze but more deputies were utilized to deal with traffic issues the sheriff said Wednesday.
Thirty-three extra deputies were used to patrol roads and reserve deputies were also asked to supplement... more »
January 29, 2014 1:53 PM
BATON ROUGE- A massive apartment fire in Baton Rouge remains under investigation this afternoon.
It happened around 1:30 p.m. at the Turner Plaza Apartments in the 4500 block of North Street. The fire happened on the second floor, but investigators say it is too early to say what caused... more »
January 28, 2014 11:53 PM
BATON ROUGE- The WBRZ storm team warned people Tuesday that dangerous winter conditions are not over.
While sleet, ice, or snow subsided in the evening, cold temperatures mean roads will not thaw out by Wednesday morning.
Expect it to be bitterly cold with morning wind chill values into... more »
January 28, 2014 5:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - Working out and buying comfort food was at the top of many people's list for Tuesday's snow day.
Monday night's empty grocery store shelves were restocked the next morning. Many places were closed but lots of shoppers grabbed comfort food items at Calvin's Grocery Store.
... more »
January 27, 2014 4:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- With the threat of winter weather in our area, officials in East Baton Rouge Parish are on high alert.
Parish leaders and department of public works says they're ready for whatever comes this way. DPW crews will be working around the clock to prepare for the weather.... more »
January 25, 2014 11:34 PM
BATON ROUGE - With inclimate weather on Friday, the LSU baseball team started practice a day late, but head coach Paul Mainieri said the Tigers were excited and ready on Saturday as they began the 2014 season.
The Tigers held a full batting practice and then had a 6-inning... more »
January 25, 2014 11:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU gymnastics team was at its best when it needed it, scoring a 49.525 on the floor to rally to beat Auburn on the last event 197.175- 196.850.
Auburn held a lead after the first three rotations, but the Tigers got a 9.875 or better... more »
January 25, 2014 11:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University's men's and women's basketball teams kept ahead of the pace in the SWAC as both scored wins over Alabama A&M on Saturday.
The Jaguars women's team started things off with a dominating 81-59 win over the Lady Bulldogs.
At one point, the Jags... more »
January 25, 2014 11:01 PM
TUSCALOOSA, AL - The LSU men's basketball team rallied from 19 points down to take the lead against Alabama, but faltered late as they lost 82-80 Saturday night.
The Tigers have now lost 9 straight times in Tuscaloosa, although this was possibly the Tigers best chance to win during... more »
January 24, 2014 6:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - Mega Bus gets stuck in Baton Rouge for hours on its way to Houston.
More than 60 Mega Bus passengers got stuck in Baton Rouge as they waited for the ice to melt on the interstate.
"Everybody was hoping that with what little bit that... more »
January 23, 2014 10:43 PM
BATON ROUGE- Plank Road reopened following an evening-long closure after two vehicles collided and one person died.
As of this post, State Police had not reported the name of the person who was killed.
But, investigators said the person who died hit a pick-up truck after the driver... more »
January 23, 2014 7:50 PM
BATON ROUGE- Parts of Plank Road near the airport are closed as police work a massive crash where at least one person has died.
WBRZ News 2 reporter Brittany Weiss, who is on the scene, reports that car parts are all over the road.
State Police are working... more »
January 23, 2014 11:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - An arrest has been made in the crash that killed a man while three armed robbery suspects were fleeing from police.
Baton Rouge Police have charged 17-year-old Melvin Morgan with armed robbery, aggravated flight, hit and run, and manslaughter.
The crash took place Monday night,... more »
January 22, 2014 10:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - The woman closest to the man accused of breaking into at least two homes and sexually assaulting an elderly woman said she never got the feeling her fiance was a violent criminal.
"This is really shocking me," the woman said, who asked to remain anonymous.
... more »
January 22, 2014 5:00 PM
BATON ROUGE- Authorities credited a quick turnaround processing DNA evidence at the State Police Crime Lab as what helped lead investigators to Vorris Mouton, the man accused in at least two recent home invasions in the area.
"Once that case became a priority, we called someone in," DNA Manager... more »
January 22, 2014 1:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters rescued a window washer who was stranded on the side of a building in Baton Rouge this morning.
A spokesman for the St. George Fire Protection District says the person was stuck at the fifth floor level at 8555 United Plaza Blvd, off of Essen... more »
January 21, 2014 10:29 PM
BATON ROUGE- School leaders are planning extra security at school bus transfer sites since kids are playing the "knockout game" while they wait for the bus.
The violent game involves randomly punching someone else, and it has happened at the transfer location on Sherwood Forest.
One student could... more »