December 6, 2013 9:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- One person died in a wreck that closed Highland Road Friday night.
Two people were in one car that crashed, authorities said. The wreck happened near the observatory between Pecue and Siegen.
One person was taken to the hospital with injuries the second person died at... more »
December 6, 2013 6:50 AM
Be sure to bundle up as you head to work and school today! The cold front will move toward the Louisiana Coastline today and a disturbance will move over us from the west. In the wake of the front we will continue to see the temperatures fall and more scattered... more »
December 5, 2013 11:03 PM
BATON ROUGE- A neighborhood group wants to create a special crime prevention district to fight an increased number of issues in the Garden District.
Homeowners would have to pay a fee for the private security detail.
The concerns arose after a young girl was nearly abducted in the... more »
December 5, 2013 8:49 PM
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December 5, 2013 6:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - A woman runs to thank a man who lost his life to cancer, for bringing his daughter into her life.
Dr. Mary Kathryn Rodrigue is running in this Saturday's Baton Rouge Beach Marathon for Cancer Services as a Life Runner. She's running in memory of a... more »
December 5, 2013 7:02 AM
We will stay unseasonably warm and humid today as southerly winds continue to pump in the Gulf Moisture. A cold front will be slowly moving into Northern Louisiana today and that will help to set off isolated showers and thunderstorms with mostly cloudy skies around Baton Rouge this afternoon. High... more »
December 5, 2013 6:23 AM
BATON ROUGE- An East Baton Rouge grand jury has indicted three men in the Aug. 2 slaying of a Baton Rouge man during a drug deal. District Attorney Hillar Moore III says Julius Thomas, Darren Paul, both of Baton Rouge, and Jarvis Fleming, of Greenwell Springs, were each indicted for... more »
December 4, 2013 6:49 AM
Get ready for another Spring-like afternoon across the Baton Rouge area. The area of high pressure is still sitting east of Louisiana and that is allowing southerly winds to pump in Gulf Moisture over us. This is making it unseasonably warm and humid for December. We will be mostly cloudy... more »
December 4, 2013 6:45 AM
BATON ROUGE, La.- Baton Rouge's two AMC Theatres are seeking permission to sell beer, wine and liquor. The two movie theater complexes would have to be rezoned to allow alcohol sales. The chain, based in Leawood, Kan., sells alcohol at 50 other locations, including ones in Metairie and Harahan. Baton... more »
December 3, 2013 5:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - Defense attorneys told a jury of 12 men and women today that Dustin Musso killed his grandfather in May of 2009. Musso beat him and set his house on fire.
However, Lance Unglesby said his grandfather's actions over many years prompted Musso to kill him. He... more »
December 3, 2013 11:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge are trying to identify the burglar of Family Dollar store.
Police say the suspect threw a rock through the window of the store on Highland Road around 3:30am on November 29.
The suspect was later seen on surveillance video running south... more »
December 3, 2013 6:51 AM
We will stay warm and humid today as an area of high pressure, located east of Louisiana, sends southwest to south winds over the state. These winds will pump in the Gulf Moisture and that will give us a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon. We will also continue... more »
December 2, 2013 10:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- City leaders will be asked to decide if at least one movie theater should be allowed to sell alcohol.
Wednesday, the Metro Council's planning and zoning board will vote on a rezoning request by the AMC movie theater near the Mall of Louisiana. The theater wants to... more »
December 2, 2013 10:15 PM
BATON ROUGE- A person was pulled from a burning apartment when flames erupted from a stove Monday night.
The fire began around 7:30 and was caused by "unattended cooking" a fire department spokesperson said in a news release. The fire happened at a complex in the 5200 block of... more »
December 2, 2013 9:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Friends claim it was no prank that made a man jump off the I-10 overpass at Siegen Lane early Friday morning.
State Troopers responded to the scene and found an 18-year-old severely hurt after falling more than 30 feet.
Troopers said the man who jumped... more »
December 2, 2013 8:34 PM
BATON ROUGE- Homicide investigators will take over after a man was found bleeding on the ground off Staring Lane Monday night.
Police had little information as of this post, only a few minutes after they responded to a call on Cedar Lake, an area with a history of violent... more »
December 2, 2013 4:43 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man involved in the robbery and shooting of Metro Councilman Chandler Loupe's son is out of jail already.
Loupe's son Thomas was shot in the chest in February of 2012 in a subdivision off of Starring Lane.
Terrance Thornton, 20, pled guilty in August to... more »
December 1, 2013 7:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - People against the proposed city of Saint George believe it could spell trouble for Baton Rouge if it becomes a reality.
A report released by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation outlined potential impacts if Saint George is incorporated.
The... more »
November 29, 2013 4:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU tiger faithful will have to cook up something other than roasted hog on Thanksgiving weekend.
In 2014, the tigers will play Texas A&M on Thanksgiving day, which replaces the Arkansas Razorbacks as the last regular season game.
"I hate to see it go.... more »
November 28, 2013 4:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - It smelled like grandma's house inside the Baton Rouge River Center ballroom.
Holiday Helpers held its annual thanksgiving dinner, feeding hundreds, from all walks of life. The event also gives people in the community to mix and mingle.
"My family is far away. So I... more »
November 27, 2013 5:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is giving credit to law enforcement agencies for the decrease in deadly car crashes where alcohol is at fault.
"Since we started doing checkpoints, since we started encouraging no refusals, since we started doing DWI courts and doing more outreach and... more »
November 27, 2013 2:42 PM
BATON ROUGE- The National Weather Service has issued a Hard Freeze Warning for East Baton Rouge Parish.
According to the NWS, temperatures will drop below freezing in the Parish between 7 and 10 this evening and remain below freezing until around 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning.
Wind chills will... more »
November 27, 2013 6:52 AM
We will finally see the sun this afternoon! Both areas of low pressure have moved northeast of Louisiana. Now an area of high pressure will build in from the northwest over us. This will make it clear, but it will also draw down some very cold temperatures. I am expecting... more »
November 26, 2013 2:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Registered Dietitian Kristen Gradney with the American Heart association gave us tips on how to keep eating under control on Thanksgiving on News 2 at 4. She said just because it's Thanksgiving doesn't mean your diet has to go out the window.
Gradney said eating beforehand... more »
November 26, 2013 8:58 AM
BATON ROUGE- Southeastern Louisiana, finishing off a season that has earned them the fourth seed in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, and LSU, coming off an impressive 34-10 win over Texas A&M, had athletes earn state player of the week honors as chosen by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Southeastern... more »
November 26, 2013 7:02 AM
The scattered showers will continue this afternoon as the Gulf Low moves to the northeast and an upper-level low moves over Louisiana from the west. We could still have some heavy rain at times. It will be chilly all day with high temperatures in the upper 40s occurring in the... more »
November 25, 2013 12:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- Bluebonnet between I-10 and Jefferson Highway fully reopened after a lunchtime shutdown Monday.
Emergency crews were dealing with a natural gas leak.
Lanes between Oliphant and Gail were re-routed due to the leak.
Traffic was impacted by this closure for less than an hour.
... more »
November 25, 2013 7:46 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police Chief Carl Dabadie has revived a previously shelved effort to add deputy chiefs to the Baton Rouge Police Department, positions Dabadie says would create a clearer chain of command.
If the proposal survives labor negotiations, Dabadie would be able to tap veteran officers for the... more »
November 25, 2013 6:42 AM
An area of low pressure is forming in the Western Gulf of Mexico and it will move toward far Southeast Louisiana. This will send some scattered showers and a few thunderstorms over South Louisiana this afternoon along with cloudy skies. We will not warm up much with high temperatures struggling... more »
November 22, 2013 10:38 PM
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November 22, 2013 10:29 PM
BATON ROUGE- Deputies released additional details Friday night about a hotel shootout that ended in a suspect killing himself a day earlier.
Shrapnel that caused superficial injuries to an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy and a Louisiana State Trooper came from a ricochet from a shot fired by... more »
November 22, 2013 7:30 AM
The clouds will stick around all day as a cold front moves into Louisiana. We will gradually see scattered showers developing throughout the afternoon hours. A few thunderstorms will also be possible. It will be warm and humid with high temperatures in the mid 70s.
The cold front will... more »
November 21, 2013 10:26 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for the man who mugged a runner on East Lakeshore Thursday evening.
A muscular man wearing a reddish-pink colored shirt with dark colored shorts or paints grabbed the 30-year-old from behind while she was running with her headphones on. The man put her in... more »
November 21, 2013 8:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - The state's going to dip into the pockets of politicians who get fined by the ethics commission but don't pay-up.
"Clearly, our enforcement mechanism is lacking," Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy said.
According to the Dept. of Treasury, politicians owe more than $1.8 million, PACS owe... more »
November 21, 2013 4:31 PM
WALKER- Less than 24 hours after 22-year old Jessie Gordon shot and killed himself as law enforcement tried to arrest him, his grandmother detailed his troubled past.
"He had just started getting into trouble again," Loraine Murtishaw said.
Murtishaw was horrified to learn her grandson killed himself as... more »
November 21, 2013 11:16 AM
BATON ROUGE - Interior Designer Rachel Cannon Lewis showed how to spice up your home for the holidays today on News 2 at 4. She focused on the table setting, where guests spend most of their time.
Lewis accented different things like flowers and old plates that go in... more »
November 21, 2013 6:51 AM
The clouds will stick around today as southeast winds, on the backside of an area of high pressure, pump in the warm and more humid air from the Gulf of Mexico. Spotty showers are also possible today, but not all of you will see rain. High temperatures will be in... more »
November 20, 2013 10:33 PM
BATON ROUGE - An eleven-year-old girl narrowly escaped her would be attacker on Tuesday, and her father wants the suspect behind bars.
"He grabbed her and tackled her. She's pretty scrapped up," the victim's father said. "She was hollering for help."
Baton Rouge Police are still looking for... more »
November 20, 2013 10:27 PM
BATON ROUGE- In a fiery letter to State Treasurer John Kennedy, an attorney for a non profit that has received state money, accuses him of showboating and using his political power for personal gain.
Mary Olive Pierson, writing on behalf of the Colomb Foundation and its director Sterling Colomb,... more »
November 20, 2013 10:14 PM
BATON ROUGE- A volunteer group at LSU is looking for people who need work done around the house for an upcoming service day.
Geaux BIG Baton Rouge will make repairs at 100 work sites on March 22, 2014. Applications for help should be turned in by January 6.
... more »
November 20, 2013 10:06 PM
BATON ROUGE- A compromise makes everyone happy near a popular restaurant on Highland Road.
Wednesday, Sammy's Grill got what is has been asking for: to rezone property for additional parking. But, there will not be an entrance to the lot from a nearby neighborhood.
"We're glad there was... more »
November 20, 2013 6:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - A new policy endorsed by the East Baton Rouge Parish School System Central Office grants students at certain schools the right to re-do assignments and re-take tests regardless of their grade.
Belaire and Tara High Schools were the first to roll out the new policy defining... more »
November 20, 2013 4:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - A crash on O'Neal Lane led to the arrest of a Baton Rouge mom who was 4.5 times over the legal blood alcohol limit, according to court records.
Sheriff's deputies arrested Cynthia Beuerle for careless operation and DWI just after she'd picked her child up from... more »
November 20, 2013 8:22 AM
We will turn warmer this afternoon as an area of high pressure starts to move to the east of Louisiana. This will bring in easterly winds and they will bring in the warmer air. Expect mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the lower 70s.
It will not be... more »
November 20, 2013 7:54 AM
BATON ROUGE - A study to determine the feasibility of operating passenger rail service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and how to finance the project should be completed by the end of the year.
Maj. Gen. John Basilica Jr., vice president and Gulf Coast district leader for HNTB,... more »
November 19, 2013 6:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden owes $2,500 to the state and has not paid up, according to the Louisiana Ethics Commission.
Holden's fine is from failing to file a 2008 personal financial disclosure form properly.
He's one of hundreds of public officials who owe money to the... more »
November 19, 2013 6:48 AM
More high clouds will stream over us today as a mid-level disturbance moves from Texas across Louisiana. This will give us partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies at times. An area of high pressure is also sitting over the Southeast U.S. This is drawing in northeast winds and that will... more »
November 18, 2013 11:18 PM
BATON ROUGE- Some people are worried about noise and drainage issues with a planned apartment complex and parking garage in South Baton Rouge near LSU.
Developers went before the city's planning and zoning board Monday to discuss The Standard, which will be adjacent to the LSU campus on Nicholson... more »
November 18, 2013 6:34 PM
BATON ROUGE - There's nearly a $1 million in fines owed to the state and our own public officials and political groups are running up the bill. The Louisiana Ethics Commission fines politicians who fail to file financial reports properly.
Public officials who are late or ignore deadlines can... more »
November 18, 2013 4:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - Chef Jim Urdiales cooked one of his tamale specialties today on News 2 at 4.
He said this is a perfect dish for Thanksgiving because you can use all the leftover meat, or during hunting season where you can use venison backstrap instead of pork. _________________________... more »
November 18, 2013 6:51 AM
The cold front will be along the coast by this afternoon. The rain will come to an end and the sky will become partly cloudy. It will not turn immediately cooler behind the front since the colder air is lagging behind it. However, it will become less humid. High temperatures... more »
November 15, 2013 9:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - The brother of a disabled man who had $50,000 stolen from him is livid with the accused crook.
Dustin Gant, 31, is accused of stealing from a 58-year-old man diagnosed with Alzheimer's .
"I just wanted to physically hurt the guy," the victim's brother told... more »
November 15, 2013 2:22 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man accused of scamming victims out of thousands of dollars in the Baton Rouge area, is now behind bars.
Deputies arrested Dustin Gant on Friday, following a short foot chase.
They say Gant, along with Faye Smith, scammed a 58 year-old victim that was recently... more »
November 14, 2013 2:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Detectives in Baton Rouge are investigating the stabbing death of 19-year-old Kendrick Edwards.
It happened around 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the 5600 block of Autumn Blossom. Police did not have a motive or suspect in the killing.
Anyone with any information on this deadly stabbing... more »
November 14, 2013 11:21 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge are searching for a pair of people suspected of scamming a person diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
31-year-old Dustin Gant and 29-year-old Faye Cooper Smith are accused of stealing more than $50,000 from the 58-year-old victim.
Police say Gant and Smith went to... more »
November 14, 2013 6:51 AM
A warming trend begins today across the Deep South. The ridge of high pressure that brought us the freezing temperatures is moving to the northeast. As this happens the winds winds will shift from the northeast to the east and then south. This will bring in the warmer and more... more »
November 13, 2013 1:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - Chef Kelley McCann from Galatoire's showed us how to make his recipe for shrimp au vin today on News 2 at 4.
If you have questions about any of his ingredients, send him an email.
-------------- Shrimp Au Vin
2 Lb. 21/25 shrimp (peeled... more »
November 13, 2013 6:36 AM
An area of high pressure will move over the Deep South Today. It will continue to draw down some very cold air from Canada and that will keep it chilly all day. We will have sunny skies, but they will not be able to warm us up. High temperatures will... more »
November 12, 2013 11:58 PM
PONCHATOULA- At least one lawmaker dreams of having six lanes of traffic bustling down I-12 through Tangipahoa Parish.
State Senator Dale Erdy said he would like to see a wide interstate from Baton Rouge to the Mississippi state line. Much of the highway system is already six lanes, but... more »
November 12, 2013 11:12 PM
BATON ROUGE- The interim CEO could become a more permanent fixture of the bus company since a committee of the board is proposing hiring him full time.
Bob Mirabito has been leading the bus system since the former CEO resigned amid scandal in May.
Mirabito has been at... more »
November 12, 2013 10:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - The freezing temperatures mean outlasting the night for one mother of three.
"My baby has a cold already," Daphne Brooks said.
Brooks is not able to pay for gas heating in her home.
She along with her fiance', her three-month-old son Rico, four-year-old daughter... more »
November 12, 2013 3:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police in Baton Rouge are asking for your help in identifying suspects wanted for credit card theft.
Detectives say the individuals were seen on surveillance video, inside an area Walmart on November 3 around 6:24 a.m. making purchases with a stolen credit card.
They say the... more »
November 12, 2013 1:01 PM
...Freeze Warning From 3 AM to 9 AM Wednesday...
A strong trough of low pressure will send a strong cold front into and through Baton Rouge this afternoon. It will not have any moisture to work with, so all we will see from it will be mostly cloudy skies.... more »
November 12, 2013 6:50 AM
A strong trough of low pressure will send a strong cold front into and through Baton Rouge this morning. It will not have any moisture to work with, so all we will see from it will be partly cloudy skies. Once it moves through the winds will really start to... more »
November 11, 2013 8:11 PM
BATON ROUGE- Lee Drive will have partial lane closures for the next two weeks so crews can repair the road after sewer lines were installed over the summer.
The lanes will be fully opened each day during peak hours, 6:30am to 9:30am and 3:30pm to 6:30pm, to allow sufficient... more »
November 11, 2013 4:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Food Tours kicked off this month, and owner Kim Harper said the foodies are eating it up.
Harper said it's a walking, guided tour which includes delicious tastings at local restaurants infused with fascinating historical and cultural stories.
The tour is one mile... more »
November 11, 2013 7:47 AM
More pleasant weather is on tap this afternoon as an area of high pressure sits to the northeast of Louisiana. This will provide us with mostly sunny skies as a few high clouds start moving over us from the southwest. It will likely be the warmest day of the week... more »
November 8, 2013 10:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man arrested Friday accused of robbing a bank has a checkered past and has even been tied to a bank robbery last week, days after he was released from jail.
Labarick Refuge, 46, faces a first degree robbery charge for the heist and run Friday.... more »
November 8, 2013 8:02 AM
An area of high pressure will sit north of Louisiana today and that will help to keep us cool. At the same time, the jet stream, or river of winds where commercial airplanes fly, will send some high clouds over Baton Rouge from the west today. These clouds will limit... more »
November 7, 2013 9:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- Air support has been called in to assist police who are searching for the people who were involved in a Thursday night shooting.
Witnesses said the unidentified person was shot dead on Dougherty Drive.
Police have not released any official information on the shooting, although there... more »
November 7, 2013 6:29 AM
You can expect sunny skies and breezy conditions this afternoon as the cold front moves to the east of Louisiana. An area of high pressure will start to move toward the state from the west. This will give us the clear skies and some MUCH COOLER temperatures. We will have... more »
November 6, 2013 10:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS- A transgender pageant entertainer was booked into jail here after turning herself in for negligent injuring connected to an illegal silicon injection job that went awry.
Larry Bernard, who know goes by Armani Nicole Davenport, was booked about a week after police asked for help tracking her... more »
November 6, 2013 10:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - The coach known for his quirky side is answering questions about his driving wild side.
During an All Access interview with ESPN, LSU's head football coach, Les Miles, drove through the Louise and Thomas H. Delpit intersection while the light appeared to be red.
The... more »
November 6, 2013 5:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Some city-parish workers are upset that pay increases for them were left out of Mayor Kip Holden's 2014 budget for Baton Rouge.
The $800 million budget includes money for police vehicles, new police officers and new firefighters, but doesn't address the issue of underpaid city-parish workers.... more »
November 6, 2013 7:41 AM
The cloud cover will increase today as a trough of low pressure sends a cold front toward Baton Rouge. Showers will start to pop-up ahead of the front this afternoon. A few rumbles of thunder are possible too. Highs temperatures will be in the upper 70s.
Scattered showers will... more »
November 5, 2013 10:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- Wednesday, city leaders will begin discussing honoring a deceased child by naming a bridge for him.
Councilwoman Tara Wicker wants the overpass on North Boulevard between 10th and 19th to be named the Trevor Sims Memorial Bridge.
Sims, 11, died from cancer in October. He was... more »
November 5, 2013 10:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- Authorities are investigating another pharmacy burglar here.
The N & T Pharmacy on Marque Ann Drive was hit for the second time in two months.
Investigators believe the same person is likely responsible since both times since the burglar tried to get inside by busting holes... more »
November 5, 2013 10:26 PM
BATON ROUGE- Tuesday, the mayor unveiled a $804,000,000 spending plan for the city that the metro council will spend the next month discussing.
Public safety receives more than half of the monies allocated by Mayor Kip Holden in 2014.
"Always, public service will be a top priority," Holden... more »