September 18, 2014 10:29 PM
BATON ROUGE- A public records request filed by the WBRZ Investigative Unit on the performance history of former Baton Rouge Police officer Michael Elsbury shows he had been the focus of Internal Affairs inquiries seven times since 2002.
Elsbury left the force on September 4th, a day after WBRZ... more »
September 18, 2014 9:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - A sick ship on the Mississippi River more than a hundred river miles south of the capitol created ripples all to the state's seat Wednesday.
The Centers for Disease Control and the Coast Guard took command when a group of sick crewmen needed assistance aboard the... more »
September 18, 2014 4:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - A prison guard lost his job after after an inmate escaped near the 19th Judicial District Courthouse downtown.
Wednesday, Clayton Holland got away from Pine Prairie corrections officers when he was being transported to East Baton Rouge.
Holland escaped using a handcuff key he got... more »
September 16, 2014 4:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - Cases pending in two different courts are under review after the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit exposed racist text messages allegedly sent by a Baton Rouge Police officer to another person.
The messages caused Michael Elsbury, a 15-year veteran, to resign from the department.
District... more »
September 16, 2014 3:09 PM
BATON ROUGE- A convenience store owner says he was frightened for his life after a man threatened to shoot him, tied him up and took off with several thousand dollars.
Around 7:45 p.m. Monday, video surveillance shows a man walking into the Country Corner store on Perkins Road in... more »
September 15, 2014 8:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - Glen Oaks residents are putting a spotlight on crime in their neighborhood.
Tuesday, Entergy workers will install more than 100 lamps on existing utility polls.
"The norm is that it is alright to shoot a gun in our neighborhood. It's not alright," New Beginnings Baptist... more »
September 12, 2014 4:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Area Foundation wants your input on how to improve the quality of the Baton Rouge Lakes.
With the quality of the shallow lakes diminishing, the foundation hired a landscape architecture firm to lead a master plan to improve the lakes. The planners will... more »
September 12, 2014 1:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Uber Baton Rouge Team announced special game day pick up and drop off locations to deal with the surge in demand and traffic conditions sure to accompany tomorrow night's LSU football home game.
Last Saturday was a big day for the popular app as LSU... more »
September 11, 2014 10:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - The CEO of Red Jacket Firearms is working to fix the company's tarnished image after the face of the company was accused of molesting women.
"Maybe I was being manipulated. Maybe what he was saying wasn't fully true. Maybe it wasn't true at all," Joe Meaux... more »
September 10, 2014 4:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Members of the Baton Rouge Fire Department gathered for a moment of silence Thursday morning to honor those who died in the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago.
Throughout the day, many organizations in the Baton Rouge community will host multiple events to honor and give... more »
September 9, 2014 11:00 PM
BATON ROUGE- Deputies said they arrested a man on drug charges following an investigation where they tracked a shipment of more than five pounds of high-grade marijuana to the man's apartment.
Rueben Maurice Crawford, 29, was booked into jail Tuesday on drug distribution charges.
Inside his apartment on... more »
September 9, 2014 10:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - The NAACP met for the first time Tuesday since a WBRZ Investigative Unit report found a police officer had been accused of sending racially charged text messages.
At the meeting, residents voiced their concerns with the situation and Mayor-President Kip Holden broke his silence on the... more »
September 9, 2014 4:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Ahead of a Wednesday hearing to determine the fate of Mary Roper as parish attorney, Roper's attorneys are blasting the Metro Council for its attempts to fire her and released details of their own investigation into accusations Roper broke the rules.
The calls for Roper's dismissal... more »
September 9, 2014 4:44 PM
BATON ROUGE- The principal of Scotlandville High School is defending the actions of his administration following a large fight which led to the expulsion of 12 students and the suspensions of two others.
The defense comes after a parent told WBRZ she alerted the administration that something bad was... more »
September 8, 2014 5:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - At least 14 kids were put out of Scotlandville Magnet High School last week after a violent video surfaced showcasing a major fight.
The fight led to six arrests. Three adults were cited for disturbing the peace and so were three juveniles. Valencia Pope, 46, was... more »
September 8, 2014 2:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Iberville Sheriff says Kimmie Rogers made the final decision to take her father's killer, Mathew Hodgkinson, off of life support.
Hodgkinson was also her legal husband.
Hodgkinson, 36, died Friday around 12:45 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake hospital in Baton Rouge. Rogers... more »
September 8, 2014 8:30 AM
BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that torched a home in Baton Rouge early Monday morning.
The blaze broke out in the 5700 block of Sumrall just after 4:00 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the home was already full engulfed in flames.... more »
September 7, 2014 5:07 PM
CAMARILLO, Calif. - A national survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped 2 cents over the last two weeks, to $3.46, bringing the decline to 25 cents over the last 11 weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that falling crude oil prices drove... more »
September 5, 2014 10:23 PM
BATON ROUGE- Fans are ready for two home openers Saturday.
LSU and Southern both host teams at home and at both games parking is expected to be an issue. Officials at both universities advise fans to arrive early and have patience.
So, some people got a jump start.... more »
September 5, 2014 10:17 PM
BATON ROUGE- High school football has returned and that means the Sports 2 team is covering all the action.
But, they need your help to find the most outstanding kids of the week. Nominate your favorite player each Friday in the Fans Choice contest.
Click HERE to get... more »
September 4, 2014 9:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - A lawsuit could block the controversial retirement increase for La. State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson and another trooper.
Both were given a $30,000 dollar a year retirement increase in a quick and quiet change made at the end of the legislative session. Lawmakers claim they did... more »
September 4, 2014 2:16 PM
BATON ROUGE- The city police chief has confirmed to the Investigative Unit, the officer at the center of a scandal involving some racially charged text messages has resigned.
WBRZ and the station's Investigative Unit broke the story Wednesday in an exclusive report by Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto.
Wednesday,... more »
September 4, 2014 9:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway after a deadly accident in Baton Rouge Wednesday night.
According to Baton Rouge Police, Vernon Rogers, 34, was killed when the 32-year-old man he was riding with lost control of his car in the 12100 block of Hwy 19. Police say both... more »
September 3, 2014 5:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police Officer is under fire for a string of text messages he is accused of sending to another person containing racial slurs.
The WBRZ Investigative Unit learned Baton Rouge Police are in the midst of two investigations where detectives are looking into cell... more »
September 3, 2014 4:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - Senator David Vitter was on the campaign trail in Baton Rouge today in his run to become governor. He said traffic and infrastructure are a top priority and that Baton Rouge has the worst problems.
Kary Bryce owns a North Louisiana trucking company, and said that... more »
September 2, 2014 7:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Trevor's Wish City-Wide Food Drive kicked off today in honor of a boy who asked to feed the hungry before succumbing to a rare form of cancer.
Trevor Sims, passed away last year at the age of 10 but left a legacy behind that has... more »
September 2, 2014 6:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - An Iberville Parish deputy was hospitalized with minor injuries after an early Tuesday morning crash in Baton Rouge.
It happened just after 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of Nicholson Dr. and West Lee Dr. when the deputy was on his way to work. According to investigators,... more »
August 31, 2014 5:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge deputies say a man died when he crashed his motorcycle into oncoming traffic.
Officials identified the man as Mohsan Sheikh, 28. The crash happened on the 17000 block of Hoo Shoo Too Road.
Witnesses tell deputies Sheikh was heading west on Hoo Shoo... more »
August 31, 2014 11:32 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire Department says they found two piles of clothes on fire at a vacant house. Officials say it was an arson.
The fire happened on the 4800 block of Sherwood Street just after 7 p.m. Saturday night.
Fire officials say the fire... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »