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  • Drones to study parking in downtown Play Video

    August 28, 2014 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Drones will be used to study parking in downtown Baton Rouge during peak traffic hours. The drones will be buzzing around Thursday during the morning and afternoon rush times, as well as during lunch. A parking study has not been conducted since 2004. In the past... more »
  • Mother accused of punching kids' bus driver Play Video

    August 26, 2014 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mother faces felony battery on a teacher charges following an altercation with a school bus driver. Jasmine Cleveland, 22, is accused of punching her children's elementary school bus driver in the face, twice. According to court documents, Cleveland jumped on the bus Friday morning when... more »
  • Baton Rouge area home sales post gain in July

    August 26, 2014 8:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge increased by 2 percent in July, thanks to increased sales in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes. There were 856 home sales that closed in July in the nine-parish area. That's according to figures released Monday by the Greater Baton Rouge... more »
  • St. George Organizers: We've got the signatures Play Video

    August 25, 2014 8:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - St. George organizers say they've got the nearly 18,000 signatures needed for the issue to appear on the ballot in December. This is good news for supporters who had hoped to vote on the breakaway city in November but fell short. The group is expected to... more »
  • Disabled man shot and killed by neighbor

    August 24, 2014 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man is dead and no one has been arrested yet. Gary Andrus, 51, was shot and killed in the yard of his neighbor's house after an altercation broke out. Police officers responded to the 2600 block of Tecumseh St. around 8:00 Saturday night. ... more »
  • Sheriff: 74 guns turned in at "Gas for Guns"

    August 23, 2014 8:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office says 74 firearms were turned in at Saturday's "Gas for Guns" exchange. That includes 53 handguns, 12 rifles, and 9 shot guns. It's part of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination's mission to make the streets of Baton Rouge safer.... more »
  • Baton Rouge, New Orleans gain nonfarm jobs

    August 23, 2014 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - State labor officials say the Baton Rouge and New Orleans metro areas each gained 12,600 nonfarm jobs over the year ended July 31. The Louisiana Workforce Commission reported Friday that seasonally adjusted numbers show that was a 3.3 percent increase to a new total of 397,200... more »
  • Savory food for a great cause at Capital Chef's Showcase Play Video

    August 22, 2014 9:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can enjoy some delicious food for a great cause at the Capital Chef's Showcase. It's all to benefit Cancer Services of Baton Rouge. The event is Thursday, September 4th at the Baton Rouge River Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. You can find more information... more »
  • Cable guy accused of having sex with underage girl on the job Play Video

    August 21, 2014 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Cox Communications contractor is running from deputies after a 14-year-old girl said she had consensual sex with him in her bed. Christopher Hilton, 37, of Kentwood worked for Advantage Cable Services. The company does contract work for Cox. Hilton went to the girl's home... more »
  • Sheriff to hold news conference related to 7-year-old's murder

    August 20, 2014 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff Sid Gautreaux has planned an evening news conference to release information related to a case that has outraged the community: the drive-by murder of a seven-year-old boy. Department spokeswoman, Casey Hicks, said the department has been working since the shooting Saturday night and will update... more »
  • Family struggling to cope with death of boy Play Video

    August 19, 2014 6:10 PM

    BAKER- Three days after losing their only son, Terry and Felicia Coleman are struggling to swallow the senseless violence that took their child. Terrez Coleman, 7, was shot and killed while riding with his family in their car down Prescott Road near Joor. Deputies think someone drove by the... more »
  • Residents successfully fight new bar

    August 18, 2014 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The planning commission denied a rezoning request for a bar in the Southdowns area Monday. Owners of Time Out Lounge wanted to open a location on Valley Street between the railroad and Perkins Road. The lounge was destroyed by a fire last year. People who live... more »
  • 7-year old's friend speaks about slain child Play Video

    August 18, 2014 6:25 PM

    BAKER - The childhood friend of the boy killed in a drive-by shooting over the weekend, spent time today remembering his neighbor. Terrez Coleman, 7, was shot and killed while riding in his family car, with his siblings and parents. Deputies think someone passed by their car on... more »
  • Lawyer tries to have Metro Council held in contempt Play Video

    August 18, 2014 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The lawyer representing Parish Attorney Mary Roper is trying to have the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council held in contempt of court. It centers around a restraining order that was signed by a judge last week. The restraining order prohibits the council from considering the... more »
  • Jackknifed semi causes I-10 jam

    August 18, 2014 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Westbound lanes of I-10 through downtown hit a crawl's speed Monday. A jackknifed tractor trailer at the top of the New Bridge blocked all but one lane. At one point, state traffic cameras showed little movement around the situation. Law enforcement were on scene assisting, it appeared.... more »
  • Slocum falls short of Wyndham title, FedEx Cup

    August 17, 2014 11:21 PM

    GREENSBORO, NC - Heath Slocum shared a tie for the lead after 70 holes of the Wyndham championship, but by the 72nd hole both the title - and a place in the FedEx Cup - had eluded his grasp. The Baton Rouge native bogeyed the final two holes of... more »
  • EBR looking outside Louisiana for teachers Play Video

    August 17, 2014 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge schools held a job fair in Pittsburgh Pa. to try to fill some of the open positions. School officials say they have more than 60 unfilled jobs and they are already a week into the school year. Watch the video to see... more »
  • Baton Rouge local lives with parkinson's disease

    August 16, 2014 6:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In light of the recent death of Robin Williams, a lot of attention has be brought to Parkinson's disease. The wife of the celebrity made a statement saying that the comedian/actor was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and didn't tell anyone before he took his own life.... more »
  • New glass manufacturing facility announced for BR

    August 15, 2014 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A new glass manufacturing facility is coming to Baton Rouge. Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced Glaz-Tech will make a $4 million investment to bring their new facility to the capital city. The new facility will create 50 direct jobs and 97 indirect jobs. Glaz-Tech recently... more »
  • Legends of Motown come to Baton Rouge Saturday Play Video

    August 15, 2014 8:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Legends of Motown are coming to Baton Rouge for a special concert on Saturday. It's all to benefit the unique and legendary radio programs at Baton Rouge Magnet High School. 2une In's #1 Motown fan, John Pastorek, previewed the concert this morning. Check out... more »
  • Domestic violence court to help convicts in Baton Rouge Play Video

    August 14, 2014 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A new domestic violence court is scheduled to start operating in October in Baton Rouge City Court. It would provide assistance to abusers once they are convicted of any crimes associated with domestic violence. Currently, Louisiana leads the nation in domestic violence deaths. "Whenever we are... more »
  • Bone marrow registration drive underway in Baton Rouge Play Video

    August 14, 2014 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The challenge has been issued and it's time to register to be a bone marrow donor. Earlier this week, Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden, Be the Match and the Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer joined forces to announce the start of the... more »
  • These kicks are literally ready for a crawfish boil

    August 13, 2014 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Skateboard shop, Rukus, helped design a new shoe for Nike that pays homage to a crawfish boil. The store said it's a design, made for customers to thank them for years of business. "(The people of South Louisiana have) kept us around for so many years," store... more »
  • Investigative Unit: TV show to save USS Kidd finances Play Video

    August 13, 2014 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For the time being, the USS Kidd's dire financial crisis looks like it will be solved thanks to a television show. The ship is still trying to recover from losing $90,000 dollars last year, which was revealed by a state audit Monday. The financial situation was... more »
  • EBR Metro Council defeats fairness ordinance 8-4

    August 13, 2014 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members voted down a controversial fairness ordinance 8-4 Wednesday night after multiple meetings with impassioned pleas from both sides of the debate. The ordinance would have banned discrimination against gay, lesbian, and transgender people. Security had been increased at City Hall since Council... more »
  • Baton Rouge recruiting teachers in Pittsburgh

    August 13, 2014 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge schools need more teachers this year, so school system leaders are heading to Pennsylvania for a recruitment event. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System announced Tuesday that it is planning a teacher jobs fair at a hotel near the Pittsburgh airport on Saturday. The... more »
  • Suspect arrested in deadly shooting Play Video

    August 13, 2014 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the man who investigators said shot and killed a Baton Rouge man at an apartment complex Tuesday night. Investigators arrested Eric Johnson, 25, on suspicion of second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. Police named Johnson as a suspect earlier Wednesday,... more »
  • Roper files suit against council

    August 12, 2014 7:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The parish attorney being forced out of her position by city leaders has filed suit Monday against the entire East Baton Rouge Metro Council. Mary Roper claimed in the lawsuit members of the council unfairly targeted her and wanted her to step down in order to... more »
  • Yes, traffic is just getting worse

    August 11, 2014 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- If you use the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge and thought the traffic has only been getting worse, you are correct. Transportation leaders said Monday, traffic snarled at a record pace in July: twice as many. They are trying to figure out what caused the issues. "You... more »
  • Reality TV star and family speak out about molestation charges Play Video

    August 11, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The "Sons of Guns" reality TV star is speaking out following his arrest on molestation of a juvenile and crimes against nature charges. Deputies charged William Hayden, 49, Saturday. Monday, Hayden spoke with WBRZ News 2 off-camera and said the charges were concocted by, what his... more »
  • Fairness ordinance creator threatened Play Video

    August 11, 2014 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle had trouble sleeping this weekend after she received what she described as a threatening letter in her mailbox Friday. Marcelle plans to turn the letter over to police. It was sent from someone who identified themself as... more »
  • USS Kidd financial woes remain evident in audit

    August 11, 2014 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - USS Kidd leaders are working to correct financial troubles, mismanagement and lack of oversight made by its previous administration. Last September, News 2's Investigative Unit first uncovered the problems and questionable spending surrounding the ship. The Legislative Auditor's office released the ship's 2013 audit Monday, giving... more »
  • Dangerous area of town getting safer Play Video

    August 8, 2014 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There has been a steady drop in crime in Gardere, an area famous for issues. A review of the crime reports, obtained by WBRZ, show things are changing for the better. There has been a downward trend since 2008. Most recently, theft, burglary, narcotics, and reports of... more »
  • NAACP sues EBR Schools over board reduction Play Video

    August 8, 2014 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorneys for the NAACP's Baton Rouge chapter filed suit this week to challenge the East Baton Rouge School Board's decision to reduce the number of seats. The suit claims the decision will unduly affect black residents in the district, and that the board didn't properly notify... more »
  • Legendary sports illustrator's work on display in Baton Rouge Play Video

    August 7, 2014 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The work of legendary sports illustrator Leroy Neiman is now on display in Baton Rouge. The "Leroy Neiman: Action!" exhibit opened on August 2nd at the LSU Museum of Art. It features over eighty of his best drawings paintings and prints. Curator Katie Pfohl says Neiman... more »
  • Unaccompanied minors in La. to be enrolled in school Play Video

    August 5, 2014 9:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Unaccompanied minors, caught crossing the border illegally and then transferred to family members or sponsors in Louisiana, will soon be placed in schools around the state as they await a deportation hearing. Last week, the federal government revealed information that showed 1,071 immigrant children have been... more »
  • Rock and roll at Baton Rouge Gem and Mineral Show Play Video

    August 4, 2014 2:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Get ready to rock, roll and shine this weekend at the Baton Rouge Gem and Mineral Society's annual show. It's on Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th at the Baton Rouge Marriott Hotel. Diana Martin stopped by 2une In this morning with all the sparkling... more »
  • Glen oaks neighborhood gets facelift

    August 2, 2014 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Glen Oaks neighborhood is getting beautified. Thanks to different churches and volunteers, the area had a community wide cleanup Saturday morning until the afternoon. Pastor Donald Hunter of New Beginning Baptist Church, was one of the leaders of today's cleanup and he says a community effort... more »
  • Baton Rouge man arrested for child porn

    August 2, 2014 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Justice says a Baton Rouge man was arrested on more than 100 counts of watching child pornography. Officials say during their investigation of Lucas Marsh, 33, they were able to download three pictures and videos of prepubescent girls being raped by older... more »
  • Political rift created by revelation of unaccompanied minors in La. Play Video

    July 31, 2014 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A political firestorm ignited Thursday when it was revealed more than 1000 unaccompanied minors from Central American countries have made their way to Louisiana and are living with sponsors. "[The Obama Administration is] trying to hide it; and I have a problem with that..and I think... more »
  • Mystery sewer line problem closes busy street

    July 31, 2014 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Public works crews are likely going to work overnight and into Friday morning trying to make repairs to a mysterious sewer line failure that was discovered earlier Thursday. The work requires demolition to part of Burbank Drive to allow crews to get to the pipes under the... more »
  • Fire bugs busy, two homes torched overnight

    July 31, 2014 6:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, a vacant home was intentionally set on fire for the second time this summer. Investigators are searching for an arsonist after the blaze in the 3700 block of Alliquipa St. It happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters responded... more »
  • Burgin Avenue: a virtual dust bowl Play Video

    July 30, 2014 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Once paved, a piece of Burgin Avenue is now a gravel pit after sewer crews left the road in disrepair for months. The road was torn up to do sewer work, but at least two blocks of the road remain untouched, a headache for people who... more »
  • Driver identified after killing himself at busy BR eatery Play Video

    July 30, 2014 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The driver of a truck that was reported stolen by Enterprise Rental Car in Metairie killed himself in a restaurant parking lot after a short pursuit on I-12 in Baton Rouge Wednesday. Investigators identified the driver as 28-year-old Jeremy Anderson. Anderson had a Mississippi license, but had... more »
  • I-10 West open after crash with injuries

    July 30, 2014 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 westbound traffic slowed to a halt on Wedneday afternoon as an accident with injuries closed lanes and caused afternoon traffic to stack up. State police said the left and center lanes of the interstate between Siegen Lane and Bluebonnet Boulevard were closed as law enforcement... more »
  • Baton Rouge Zoo opens Indian rhino exhibit

    July 30, 2014 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 2-year-old female Indian rhinoceros has arrived at BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo as part of the zoo's new rhino exhibit. The 2,750 pound rhinoceros came from the zoo in Miami, and is the only Indian rhino in Louisiana. The Baton Rouge Zoo now has two different... more »
  • Flex your golden pipes in Baton Rouge Play Video

    July 30, 2014 7:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you can sing, now is your chance to show what you've got. Auditions are now underway for the 2014-15 Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus. Everyone in the Baton Rouge area is invited to try out. The Symphony Chorus will perform at least three concerts over the... more »
  • Traffic light added to campus route

    July 29, 2014 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A traffic light will be added to regulate flow of vehicles coming and going from the southeast corner of the LSU campus. Crews have started the installation of a light at the West Lakeshore and East Parker intersection. At first, it will flash yellow and red... more »
  • Most of you are happy living in EBR, WBRZ.com poll finds

    July 29, 2014 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Most people responded they are satisfied with their life in East Baton Rouge, according to a poll posted on WBRZ.com overnight. Nearly 41% of respondents essentially said they are happy in the parish. About 31% said they are not satisfied with their lives in the state's largest... more »
  • Ethel woman accused of stealing $40,000 from church

    July 29, 2014 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives arrested a woman accused of using a corporate credit card to steal over $40,000 from the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge over the past three years. 57-year-old Alice Faucheux of Ethel, who was employed as a Secretary by the diocese, was taken into police custody... more »
  • Correction: woman identified as suspect is not wanted in heist

    July 29, 2014 1:13 PM

    WBRZ.com needs to correct a story posted recently concerning a bank robbery. In the post, a woman was identified as a suspect. That was incorrect. There was a search warrant related to the incident connected to a woman identified as Terri Larrieu. The warrant was for DNA. Larrieu... more »
  • New magnet programs in Baton Rouge schools include Mandarin Chinese, broadcasting Play Video

    July 29, 2014 8:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you still have not decided where to send your child to school when class resumes this fall, there are some new magnet programs in Baton Rouge schools that could help you make up your mind. Polk Elementary School is offering a Mandarin Chinese Program for... more »
  • Recommendations proposed to combat food deserts

    July 28, 2014 9:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For some people, finding a fresh head of lettuce or an orange is not easy since parts of East Baton Rouge Parish lack grocery stores and have been labeled "food deserts." Monday night, The East Baton Rouge Food Access Policy Commission presented five recommendations to fix... more »
  • Driver arrested in hit-and-run where child was hurt

    July 28, 2014 9:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 20-year-old woman faces charges after a hit-and-run crash where a child was seriously hurt Monday. Police said Maigan Scott hit a six-year-old girl on a bicycle on Washington Avenue between Plank and North 26th Street. According to police, after Scott hit the child, she left the... more »
  • What your neighbors think about where we live

    July 28, 2014 8:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Locals are more open to walking around at night, letting people with illnesses smoke marijuana, and allowing people of the same sex to get married, according to an annual survey conducted by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. Sixty-five percent of people responded that they would be in... more »
  • Teen accused in rape, robbery and shooting Play Video

    July 28, 2014 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Victims from a Sunday morning of terror in Baton Rouge are recalling what happened to them when they came face to face with Andre Young. Young is accused of raping, robbing and shooting people in Baton Rouge over a four hour window Sunday morning. It... more »
  • Together BR to discuss "grocery gap"

    July 28, 2014 8:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Together Baton Rouge will hold a public meeting Monday night to discuss the "grocery gap" in East Baton Rouge Parish. The EBR Food Access Policy Commission was started by Together BR and the Mayor's Health City Initiative to address the lack of grocery stores in some... more »
  • Willfong wins Baton Rouge amateur golf title

    July 27, 2014 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Facing sweltering heat, stiff competition, and his 4th round of golf in 2 days, Scott Willfong staved off all of the adverse elements to win the Baton Rouge amateur golf championship Sunday afternoon at Santa Maria golf course. Willfong fired an even-par 72 to beat 7-time... more »
  • Ridership rises on revamped bus system

    July 26, 2014 6:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three months after Baton Rouge's bus system expanded service and added routes, ridership is up though the agency continues to adjust service. A challenge remaining is locating a transfer hub to replace one at the Mall of Louisiana. Mall owners have told officials of the Capital Area... more »
  • Funeral procession nailed with red light tickets Play Video

    July 25, 2014 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A funeral procession driving with a police escort to a cemetery was hit with multiple red light tickets when the procession was ushered through an intersection at Coursey and Cedarcrest. "We had two police escorts on motorcycles, we all had our flashers on and we were in... more »
  • NAACP plans to file lawsuit against EBR school board Play Video

    July 25, 2014 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The NAACP spent Friday reviewing what happened at the East Baton Rouge school board meeting Thursday night with plans to file a lawsuit. The school board voted 6-5 to decrease the number of school board members from 11 to 9. Some board members feel they can... more »
  • Slime and filth build up in abandoned car shop Play Video

    July 24, 2014 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People call an abandoned oil change facility an accident waiting to happen. The shop, off Old Hammond Highway and Millerville Road, is filling up with water and vagrants are taking shelter inside. The building has busted windows and oil-change bays are nearly overflowing with water, oil... more »
  • Supt. White fights back over allegations of wrongdoing Play Video

    July 24, 2014 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Superintendent of Education sent a four-page letter to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Wednesday to clear up rhetoric where he says unfounded allegations are being made. The letter goes into detail about travel expenses that he was reimbursed for and how the... more »
  • LSU campus to host I.T. conference on Aug. 2

    July 24, 2014 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An estimated 600 technology professionals from around the country are expected to descend on the LSU campus on August 2 for a free Information Technology conference and training event. Hosted by LSU since 2009, SQL Saturday Baton Rouge offers courses on vital I.T. topics that are... more »
  • Victim recovering after being shot several times Play Video

    July 22, 2014 6:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is now underway into the latest shooting in Baton Rouge. Police say a 23-year-old man is recovering the hospital after he was shot several times around 11:00 p.m. last night in the 5500 block of St. Gerard St. The victim then traveled to a... more »
  • Revised ruling in 20-year-old sentencing case

    July 21, 2014 11:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In a revised ruling, the First Circuit Court of Appeals announced a case involving a 20-year-old sentence that has never been served should be sent back to a district court for consideration. The ruling deals with Stanley White of Ascension Parish. White pleaded guilty to killing an... more »
  • Scammers target Baton Rouge residents Play Video

    July 21, 2014 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Someone is targeting people in Baton Rouge, stealing thousands of dollars by claiming to be the IRS even though tax season ended months ago. The Better Business Bureau has gotten fifty calls in the past week from people reporting scammers who say they owe money to... more »
  • Elderly man dead

    July 20, 2014 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 90 year old man died Saturday in the 1500 block of Bay Street near Scenic highway. Investigators say the man and his 87 year old wife were inside their home when an electrical fire happened. Neighbors say they tried to break down the door before... more »
  • Fire: Overnight arson under investigation

    July 20, 2014 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire department says a house went up in flames overnight after a fire was intentionally lit. The arson happened early Sunday morning at a vacant single family house on the 1500 block of Braddock Street, which is near the Louise Street on ramp... more »
  • Police: Overnight homicide under investigation

    July 20, 2014 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was shot to death in Baton Rouge late Saturday night and police are still looking for the gunman. Travis Denzel Polk, 21, was killed on the 3200 block of Mission Street which is just south of Winbourne Avenue. Baton Rouge police say Polk... more »
  • Shingleton: "Spotty" weekend forecast

    July 18, 2014 11:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The weekend forecast is not terrible, but it's not going to be great. WBRZ Chief Forecaster Pat Shingleton described it as "spotty." Shingleton said to expect rain Saturday between noon and 6 p.m. Sunday, the rain returns as many people will be going or coming from... more »
  • Fire torches Highland restaurant Play Video

    July 18, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Firefighters spent Friday night battling a fire at a strip mall. The fire appears to have started near the Arzi's Greek and Lebanese store in the Kenilworth Shopping Center shortly after 10 p.m. Fire investigators said the fire was caused by a fan motor located in... more »
  • Despite incomplete application, Uber drivers to hit streets this weekend

    July 18, 2014 7:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Paperwork has not been finalized for the ride-sharing service Uber, but drivers will still be allowed to pick up riders through the weekend. The city said at the close of business Friday, the company had not submitted a full application. The paperwork submitted appears to be incomplete,... more »
  • Win a couture gown and save lives when you 'Go Red' Play Video

    July 18, 2014 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - From now until August 27, every $50 donation to the American Heart Association equals one chance to win a once in a lifetime fashion experience provided by Go Red in Couture. The winner of the drawing and three of her friends will be whisked away by... more »
  • Vitter wants clean slate of overseers after Ponzi victims get no help

    July 18, 2014 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In another blow to people who lost around $1 billion in a Ponzi scheme, the SEC lost its appeal to recoup money for victims of R. Allen Stanford. Stanford was convicted and sentenced in 2012 of using investors money to fund companies that went out of business.... more »
  • Breakdown on bridge causes heavy I-10W delays

    July 18, 2014 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A stalled vehicle on the Mississippi River bridge backed traffic up along I-10 and I-12 at the beginning of what could shape up to be a rainy, traffic-filled Friday in Baton Rouge. BRPD were on the scene shortly after 10 a.m. attempting to move the broken-down... more »
  • Metro Council to discuss another Fairness Ordinance next week Play Video

    July 17, 2014 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Metro Council will once again discuss a Fairness Ordinance next week. There is currently no federal, state or local laws preventing someone from being denied employment or housing because of their perceived sexual orientation. "It's long overdue in Baton Rouge," Elizabeth Querbes... more »
  • Baton Rouge unity group opposes school board reductions Play Video

    July 16, 2014 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Leaders are at odds over reducing the number school board members to increase productivity. Wednesday, The One Community One School District announced its opposition to the proposed measure. The group believes reducing members could cut black board members out of the equation and create discrimination. ... more »
  • Good Samaritan helps kids escape burning house

    July 15, 2014 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A good Samaritan helped two kids escape a burning home Tuesday afternoon. A 16-year-old and 2-year-old were trapped inside the home as it was burning on Ponderosa Drive. A passerby saw them trying to break out of a front window, stopped and helped them escape, the East... more »
  • Businessman arrested in mansion, warehouse raid Play Video

    July 15, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal agents seized evidence that included a Ferrari during a synthetic pot raid Tuesday at numerous locations around Baton Rouge. Agents from Homeland Security Investigations detained Tim Tran to question him about possibly importing synthetic marijuana and money laundering. Investigators seized computers, a bag full of... more »

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