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  • Low to no impact weather for holiday travel

    November 25, 2015 7:05 AM

    For Wednesday, the travel forecast is in good shape for the eastern two-thirds of the nation. While a light rain shower is possible from Iowa southward to Texas, no major delays should occur due to weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Locally, we expect increasing clouds... more »
  • Firefighters work Tuesday night house fire

    November 25, 2015 12:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Plank Road was closed as fire crews worked to put out a fire Tuesday night. The fire was at a home near the intersection of Plank and Ontario Street. Numerous fire trucks and other emergency response vehicles blocked Plank above and below Ontario for a portion... more »
  • Manhunt leads to arrest of teen wanted out of Livingston Parish

    November 24, 2015 1:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple law enforcement agencies swarmed an area of northeast East Baton Rouge Parish Tuesday morning as part of a search for a man wanted out of Livingston Parish. Louisiana State Police said officers arrested 19-year-old Brady Jones, a convicted felon who LSP said was wanted for... more »
  • Dryer fire damages Baton Rouge home

    November 24, 2015 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a clothes dryer caught on fire and damaged a home in Baton Rouge early Tuesday morning. The fire happened at 3593 Ridgemont around 8 a.m. according to Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Monte said when firefighters arrived at the home... more »
  • Potholes costing you check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 23, 2015 9:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - They tend to pop up unexpectedly and there's often no time to avoid them. Potholes form in asphalt after water seeps into the soil underneath and traffic passes over the failing area. It's no surprise to Baton Rouge drivers that potholes vary in size, but big or... more »
  • Baton Rouge mother faces cruelty, drug charges

    November 23, 2015 9:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police arrested a woman on child cruelty charges after they said she had her naked child outside in the cold, and dropped her on the ground. Christine Hussey, 31, faces cruelty to juveniles and multiple drug charges. On November 22 police responded to a call about... more »
  • Investigators looking for arsonist after vacant house fire

    November 23, 2015 8:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Investigators have determined that a fire at a vacant house in the 1900 block of Maryland Street was caused by arson. Firefighters say they responded to the scene just after 12 a.m. Monday, and they had it under control within 30 minutes of their arrival. Most of the... more »
  • Bar: Stamp meaning misinterpreted; patrons remain upset check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 21, 2015 12:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The stamp used to keep track of who has entered a popular college bar garnered unwanted attention Friday. The stamp, for Reggie's in the Tigerland area, should read "REGGIN," a term college students said has become a phrase used to describe the act of being at... more »
  • November 20, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 20, 2015 7:04 AM

    Here are today's top stories: 1 person taken to the hospital in shooting on Monet Drive Long list of projects could mean a new bridge in 30 years Many key positions up for grabs in Saturday's election Frosty cold front to cross Louisiana Updates all... more »
  • Judge rules against LSU effort to remove manager

    November 20, 2015 3:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge judge has thrown out LSU's lawsuit attempting to remove the operator of university hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe. Judge Todd Hernandez agreed with the hospital manager, Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, that LSU didn't follow contract requirements for working to repair problems before declaring... more »
  • Library secures real estate firm to help locate new BR location

    November 19, 2015 8:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The library secured a real estate company to help it find a location for a new south branch. A spokesperson said Sperry Van Ness / Graham, Langlois & Legendre, LLC was hired to find a viable site somewhere in the southern part of East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Extradition hearing scheduled for today in Duplantier murder case

    November 19, 2015 9:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- One of the men accused of murdering a Baton Rouge couple is due in court today for an extradition hearing. Ernesto Alonso was arrested in Hollywood, Florida last month in connection to the deaths of Denis and Suzanne Duplantier. He's currently being held in Florida, but District Attorney... more »
  • Proposed city budget grows police to largest force in history

    November 18, 2015 11:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City leaders have started to discuss the next budget, a 6% increase from 2015. Wednesday, the Metro Council analyzed the first group of proposals. Among them, the spending plan for Baton Rouge Police. The mayor is asking to increase spending by 2% for the department. ... more »
  • St. Vincent de Paul expecting to help more homeless this year

    November 18, 2015 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. Vincent de Paul is expecting to have to help a larger number of people this year as the weather gets cooler. "When those cold nights take off in the coming weeks, I really think our numbers are going to surpass what we served last year. And... more »
  • Passenger injured in Airline Hwy 18-wheeler wreck

    November 18, 2015 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say an 18-wheeler headed north on Airline Hwy near Goodwood ran off the road into a traffic signal pole early Wednesday morning. The crash happened at around 7 a.m., causing the pole to fall onto a nearby vehicle. Police said the only injury reported in... more »
  • South Africa's ambassador to visit Southern University

    November 18, 2015 4:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- South Africa's ambassador to the United States, Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu, will visit Southern University in Baton Rouge this week. The event is scheduled Thursday at 11 a.m. in the atrium of Rodney Higgins Hall at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs on the Baton... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-12 W near Essen

    November 17, 2015 9:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-12 West following an earlier accident. Congestion from this wreck has reached O'Neal Lane. Drivers can take US-190 as an alternate route. more »
  • Catholic Charities helped Syrian refugee in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 16, 2015 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State leaders blasted the feds Monday for not alerting them about 14 Syrian refugees who were resettled in Louisiana. It's unclear when they arrived. The majority of them are in the New Orleans area, but one came to Baton Rouge two months ago. WBRZ has learned Catholic... more »
  • Lt. Governor candidates set to speak at Press Club today

    November 16, 2015 9:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The candidates for Lt. Governor are speaking at the Press Club of Baton Rouge Monday. It's one of the final times East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President, Kip Holden and former Plaquemines Parish President, Billy Nungesser will square off before election day on November 21. The press club forum... more »
  • November 16, 2015 Morning News Pop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 16, 2015 8:16 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Baton Rouge citizens gather downtown in solidarity after terrorist attacks in France Thousands of people take advantage of early voting Tax Amnesty program offers delinquent taxpayers a fresh start Monitoring a severe storms threat Updates all day, every day: ... more »
  • Woman killed in driveby shooting on Geronimo St.

    November 14, 2015 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating a deadly shooting after a woman was shot multiple times in chest. Baton Rouge Police said Keisha Parker, 30, died at the hospital after she was shot outside of a home in the 3800 block of Geronimo St. by an unknown... more »
  • Deputies investigate murder after finding man dead outside apartment Play Video

    November 13, 2015 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies are investigating a murder after a man was found dead outside of an apartment complex in the Gardere area. Deputies responded to reports of shots fired on Starboard Drive near Stern Avenue. When deputies arrived, they found a man dead. A spokesperson for... more »
  • 11-mile traffic jam reported after wreck on I-10E

    November 13, 2015 6:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said a wreck on I-10 East caused an 11-mile backup coming into Baton Rouge Friday evening. The Department of Transportation and Development said I-10 East was closed around 5:45 p.m. due to the wreck at the I-10 / I-110 split. Details about what... more »
  • At least 1 dead in fire on Madison Ave.

    November 13, 2015 7:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities are looking into a deadly fire that broke out early Friday morning in Baton Rouge. Fire crews responded to a call about a shed on fire to the 5100 block of Madison Avenue just before 2 a.m. At least one person died in the fire. We'll continue... more »
  • Three stories to start your day Play Video

    November 12, 2015 8:05 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Marksville officer charged with the murder of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis could be let out this morning Afghanistan War veteran chastises Edwards during Veterans Day gubernatorial debate Avian flu outbreak causes Turkey prices to skyrocket right before Thanksgiving Make outdoor reservations, a... more »
  • LSU fraternity temporarily suspended

    November 11, 2015 9:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In a short, to the point statement Wednesday evening, LSU confirmed a fraternity has been suspended temporarily pending the outcome of an investigation that is being kept secret. The investigation surrounds the Sigma Chi fraternity, a university spokesperson said. "LSU placed them on interim suspension... more »
  • Veteran chastised Edwards for pandering check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 11, 2015 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A wounded Afghanistan War veteran and David Vitter supporter got political Wednesday at a state sponsored Veterans Day ceremony. Mike McNaughton who currently works for the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs was the keynote speaker at the event held at the Old State Capitol. In his speech... more »
  • Bond paperwork ready for cop accused of murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 11, 2015 5:01 PM

    MARKSVILLE- The WBRZ Investigative Unit has learned paperwork is ready for a cop accused of murdering a six year old to be released from jail. That could likely happen as early as tomorrow Norris Greenhouse and Derrick Stafford were both arrested Friday, accused of shooting and killing Jeremy Mardis.... more »
  • Humbling research: Baton Rouge isn't that snobby

    November 11, 2015 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Humble pie must be served everywhere, since website RoadSnacks ranked Baton Rouge the 140th most snobby place in the United States. Researchers analyzed data from 250 cities and ranked them based on income, median home price, the number of theaters and art galler ie s, education... more »
  • Second arrest made in N. 31st St. murder

    November 11, 2015 9:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities said they arrested a second man wanted in connection with the shooting death of a man on North 31st Street late last month. 28-year-old Marcus Gillard was wanted for second degree murder. Baton Rouge Police detectives linked Gillard and two other suspects, 19-year-old Dyshun Winns and 23-year-old... more »
  • Veterans Day ceremonies around Baton Rouge

    November 11, 2015 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- People across the country are saluting the men and women in uniform on this Veterans Day. Many events are being held throughout the Baton Rouge area to honor our American Heroes who risk their lives every day to protect ours. The USS Kidd Veterans Museum and some of... more »
  • Judge asked to reject new trial request in attorney's death

    November 11, 2015 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge prosecutors are asking a state judge to deny Greg Harris' request for a new trial in the brutal 2009 stabbing death of his wife, lawyer Chiquita Tate, in her downtown Baton Rouge law office. Harris, who is serving a 40-year prison term for manslaughter, claims in... more »
  • Infant at center of second child neglect case since April check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 10, 2015 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A child has been a victim twice in two separate cases dealing with abuse and neglect, police confirmed Monday. Friday, Toni Mckines, 45, was charged with cruelty to juveniles after her grandchild was taken to the emergency room with severe injuries. At first, Mckines, told hospital... more »
  • Siegen back open after diesel spill

    November 10, 2015 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said Siegen Lane and Perkins Road are back open after a wreck and diesel spill during the evening rush hour. The wreck involved a semi at the intersection of Siegen and Perkins at around 4:15 p.m. Emergency responders said it shut down two... more »
  • Salvation Army kick-off event moved to Nov. 20

    November 10, 2015 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Salvation Army is kicking off their Angel Tree and Red Kettle projects in the Baton Rouge area this month and they're asking for help from the community. This year's Red Kettle and Angel Tree kick-off has been moved back to the Friday, November 20th at the... more »
  • East Baton Rouge Parish sets Dec. 5 amnesty day

    November 10, 2015 4:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Anyone with outstanding misdemeanor warrants and traffic tickets in East Baton Rouge Parish can settle their affairs with the courts during an amnesty day scheduled Saturday, Dec. 5. Judges and law enforcement will gather at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center on Gus Young Avenue. District... more »
  • Councilman recommends salary increase for next mayor

    November 9, 2015 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Councilman Joel Boé is suggesting the council set the next mayor's salary at $225,000 annually to "attract the best and brightest for the job." The item, which has previously been deferred by the council, appears on Tuesday's agenda. Boé tells News 2 he will ask... more »
  • Movies bring $178 million to Baton Rouge in 2015

    November 9, 2015 1:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite lawmakers trimming Louisiana's film tax incentives, officials in Baton Rouge said the city-parish saw about the same amount of movie money as it did last year. Mayor-President Kip Holden's office said movie productions spent more than $178 million in the Baton Rouge region for 35... more »
  • Playoff brackets announced for LHSAA football

    November 8, 2015 11:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The brackets have been announced for the LHSAA football playoffs, and once again, the Baton Rouge area is well represented. One of the highlights includes the Lutcher Bulldogs, who earned the top seed in the Class 3A playoffs. For a full look at the brackets,... more »
  • EBRSO: Escaped work-release inmate found in Baton Rouge

    November 8, 2015 3:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies said they have found a Catahoula Parish work release inmate in Baton Rouge. According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, Curtis Hanson, 44, of Jena, La. left his assigned work area Sunday morning at Mike Gerald’s Trailer Depot at 6800 Airline Highway. ... more »
  • Recent rainy weekends create mosquito explosion

    November 6, 2015 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Following a couple weekends of steady rain, Baton Rouge residents are experiencing an explosion of mosquitoes. Michelle Pylant, who lives in the Tara Subdivision says she began seeing the mosquitoes Thursday night. "I had approximately 300-400 mosquitoes under my carport last night," she wrote to... more »
  • I-10 backs up in both directions as morning commute comes to close

    November 6, 2015 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - In a typical Friday story, the day's commute on I-10 is seeing traffic backups in both directions centering around the area of the Perkins/S. Acadian Thruway exits. In the westbound direction, an accident that involved multiple vehicles blocked the left lane and caused congestion to stretch... more »
  • Relic of Istrouma returned Wednesday night

    November 4, 2015 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alumni of Istrouma High revealed a restored mascot of the former school Wednesday night. The Nawaganti statue was originally donated by the class of 1964. But, it's been subject of years of neglect and was left behind when the school closed. Alumni retrieved it, had... more »
  • Florida Gov. Scott signs warrant to extradite man accused of killing B.R. couple

    November 4, 2015 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The man accused of kidnapping and strangling a Baton Rouge couple in October may soon be back in Louisiana. The extradition process for the man accused of kidnapping and strangling a Baton Rouge couple in October has moved forward Wednesday. Florida Governor Rick Scott signed... more »
  • Report ranks Baton Rouge No. 2 nationwide in chemicals & plastics industry

    November 3, 2015 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Conway Inc.'s latest edition of the publication's "World's Most Competitive Cities" report places Baton Rouge in second position, behind Houston, for economic development in the chemical and plastics industry. The report measures cities' overall economic competitiveness in a range of industries from tech to transportation on... more »
  • Baton Rouge to test struggling students' program

    November 3, 2015 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A new federal pilot program in Baton Rouge will enable officials to provide extra services, support and career coaching to a group of students at two alternative schools in an effort to boost academic performance and graduation rates. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1P7gmlU) the federal interagency Performance Partnership Pilots... more »
  • Neighbors blame development around campus for worst flooding ever check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 2, 2015 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People blame growth for a flooding problem in their neighborhood. "The water normally comes onto the road. But, this time, it goes so quick," Joy Sananikone said about rising water during recent thunderstorms. She said recent rain events pooled water in places she has never seen... more »
  • Principal's stick topic of hours-long hearing Monday

    November 2, 2015 10:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An administrative judge will rule within the next ten days on firing of an East Baton Rouge Parish School System principal. Calvin Nicholas and his attorney, Jill Craft, argued against Superintendent Warren Drake at a hearing Monday. The hearing lasted the entire day and featured Nicholas... more »
  • Companion Animal Alliance awarded grant for most adoptions during Petco event

    November 2, 2015 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge earned a $28,8000 grant award for achieving the most pet adoptions of any animal control operator in the nation. The event was held the first weekend in October and showcased pets up for adoption from Baton Rouge based animal welfare... more »
  • Greater Baton Rouge State Fair plagued by rain this year

    November 2, 2015 8:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Two straight rain-soaked weekends left the midway a mess at the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. The rain forced organizers keep the gates closed for more than half of the fair's 11-day run this year. Fair officials called the record-breaking rainstorms the worst weather for the fair since... more »
  • Hundreds celebrate All Saints Day with St. Maria Goretti check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 1, 2015 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE -Hundreds gathered at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Baton Rouge to see the relics of St. Maria Goretti this weekend. Father Cleo Milano at Our Lady of Mercy Church said that this is the first time the capital city has seen the relics of a Saint.... more »
  • Teenage siblings facing a childhood in jail for parking lot attack

    October 31, 2015 2:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A pair of brothers could spend the rest of their childhood in jail after being convicted of a crime on a college campus Friday. The victim said he was praying on the BRCC campus late at night in the summer when he was jumped. He said... more »
  • Flooding, severe storms possible this weekend

    October 30, 2015 3:57 PM

    The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for the entire WBRZ viewing area in effect from 7am Saturday to 7p Sunday. This includes the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West... more »
  • BR Halloween Parade moves start time to 9:30 a.m.

    October 30, 2015 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Halloween Parade start time has been moved up due to weekend weather concerns. The parade will now begin at 9:30 a.m. in downtown Baton Rouge. Festival organizers met with local weather experts, BRPD and the mayor's office before making the final decision to move the... more »
  • Fire marshal investigating ride accident at fair

    October 30, 2015 12:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Fire Marshal investigators spent Thursday night and early Friday morning investigating a reported accident at the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. "All we know is that a female was transported to the hospital. That's all at this time," the fire marshal told WBRZ late Thursday... more »
  • State fair opens longer after being closed for three days

    October 29, 2015 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state fair will expand its operational hours this weekend since weather closed it earlier this week. Saturday and Sunday, the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair will open at 10:00 a.m. The fair will close at 10:00 p.m. The fair closes for the season Sunday.... more »
  • DeliverBR debuts range of delivery services in Capital Area check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 29, 2015 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New Capital Region service delivers anything from a cup of coffee to a full cart of groceries. Anita Tyner dreamed up DeliverBR while under the pressures of being a new mom. "I recognized the need for a delivery service on those days I didn't want to get... more »
  • Vandals target previous home of convicted serial killer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 28, 2015 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Halloween vandals seem to have targeted the house where a convicted serial killer once lived. Overnight, Terri Lemoine said someone stole Halloween decorations from her yard. Lemoine lives on Burgin Road, in the home where Sean Vincent Gillis lived. Gillis is suspected of killing eight women... more »
  • Council approves garbage rate hike, TIF for downtown hotel Wednesday

    October 28, 2015 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City leaders approved two monetary items at their meeting Wednesday. The Metro Council approved a $1 increase in garbage collection. The rate increase comes with a new contract for the service which was approved in August. The rate increase was procedural Wednesday night. The extra... more »
  • Deputies: Child died after being hit in driveway Wednesday

    October 28, 2015 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A child died after being run over in a driveway Wednesday evening. Sheriff's deputies said the child was taken to the hospital by family members and pronounced dead from the injuries. The incident is still under investigation, a department spokesperson said in a news release. ... more »
  • Many trick-or-treating hours moved to Friday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 28, 2015 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple parishes and municipalities moved their official trick-or-treat hours Wednesday because of expected bad weather. East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden's office said official trick-or-treat hours for the city and unincorporated areas will be Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The mayor-president said the strong... more »
  • Man determined to be habitual offender sentenced to 60 years

    October 28, 2015 8:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge man with no less than 18 arrests and four felony convictions has been sentenced to 60 years in prison as habitual offender. The stiff sentence that 42-year-old Cornelius Wilson received from state District Judge Tony Marabella prompted prosecutor Dana Cummings to dismiss pending drug-related... more »
  • Two-year-old boy in critical condition, mother charged with attempted murder

    October 27, 2015 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman in Baton Rouge is facing attempted murder charges accused of trying to kill her two-year-old son. The child was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He has neurological impairment and many broken bones. Samantha Snell, 29, of 8562 Rush Avenue is charged with Attempted... more »
  • Passenger hit, dies after getting out of car to check tow straps

    October 26, 2015 9:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man from Port Allen died Monday morning when he got out of the car he was riding in to check on the straps used to tow a car behind him. State Police said Delvonte Wiley, 22, and Timothy Bird, 53, were towing an SUV with a... more »
  • Double murder of beloved men leaves families reeling check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 26, 2015 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New details are emerging tonight about a double murder that left two men dead. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office conducted autopsies on 46-year-old Johnson Armstrong and 45-year-old Corey Steptore. Both men died from a loss of blood due to trauma. The coroner stopped short... more »
  • GBR fair closed again Monday

    October 26, 2015 9:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Greater Baton Rouge state fair announced it will remain closed on Monday due to severe weather in the area. The fair closed over the weekend after heavy rain caused flooding in some areas of Baton Rouge. Event organizers say the festival will reopen as soon as it... more »
  • Some EBR roads reopened after flooding

    October 26, 2015 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge said several roads closed by flooding have since been reopened Monday morning. Public and parochial schools in the parish are still open. Glen Oaks High School closed early after a water main break let the school without water. LSU's campus remained... more »
  • Crash leaves driver in critical condition

    October 25, 2015 11:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Traffic Homicide Unit was called out to a serious crash this evening at the corner of Lee Drive and Nicholson. Two vehicles collided at the intersection around 7pm. The wreck happened during a heavy downpour that left streets looking more like rivers. WBRZ has learned... more »
  • LSU Wide Receiver Malachi Dupre helps flood victims Sunday night check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 25, 2015 11:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU Wide Receiver Malachi Dupre was spotted helping stranded motorists who drove their cars through severe flooding. Roads were impassable Sunday night, following the deluge. Dupre and a group of his friends, were in a high truck and were in the process of rescuing those who got... more »
  • Rising waters in Baton Rouge cause road closures, dangerous driving conditions

    October 25, 2015 9:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Heavy rains turned streets into lakes Sunday night around the WBRZ viewing area. The entire area is under an areal flooding warning until 10:30 p.m. Sunday. That means the gradual rain fall we have seen through the weekend has built up, and it is starting to overflow.... more »
  • Judge: soaker hoses, awnings skewed temperature readings

    October 23, 2015 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge federal judge has ordered the state to pay nearly $50,000 in fees and costs incurred by attorneys for several death-row inmates who challenged their steaming hot living conditions. Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson found that state corrections officials manipulated the court-ordered collection of temperature... more »
  • Leaders: Super region needed to compete with Houston

    October 22, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The heads of two regional economic development organizations say Baton Rouge and New Orleans need to team up to form a super region to help south Louisiana better compete with Houston for jobs. Michael Hecht, president and chief executive officer of GNO Inc. told the Rotary Club of... more »
  • Council clears rezoning for Mid City beer garden

    October 21, 2015 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The metro council approved a rezoning request, paving the way for bar developers to build a new establishment in the Mid City area. Wednesday, the council voted unanimously to rezone land at the corner of Government Street and Steele Boulevard. The land is currently empty. ... more »
  • Suspect beat the Duplantiers, license plate readers used to track accused killer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 21, 2015 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Arrest documents paint a violent picture of what happened inside a murdered couple's Highland Road home sometime between Sunday and Monday. In a warrant for Ernesto Alonso's arrest, the man identified earlier Wednesday as one of the suspects in the Duplantier's kidnapping and murder, beat Denis... more »

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