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  • Man arrested for pointing gun at victim during argument

    February 26, 2017 1:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man was arrested after he allegedly threatened someone with a gun during an argument. According to arrest records, deputies were called to the 10000 block of Clearview Ave on Feb. 25 in reference to a disturbance. The victim said that he and... more »
  • EBRSO seeking home burglary suspect

    February 25, 2017 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is looking for a man that forced his way into a Baton Rouge home Monday. According to the Sheriff's Office, on Feb. 20, deputies were called to the 8100 block of Oak Apple Ave. for a burglary in progress. ... more »
  • TOPS cuts may continue through next year Play Video

    February 23, 2017 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Edwards' administration proposed a state budget Thursday that keeps the cuts to the TOPS scholarship program intact. In the proposal, students would only receive 70 percent of their scholarships beginning fall 2017. It's the same amount students are receiving this year after lawmakers cut the program... more »
  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg had lunch in Baton Rouge; Find out what he ordered Play Video

    February 23, 2017 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg and his wife had lunch at a popular Government Street eatery Thursday. Zuckerberg is on a road trip and Baton Rouge's Smokin Aces BBQ was his midday stop Thursday. On his Facebook page, Zuckerberg most recently posted pictures of... more »
  • Domestic homicide suspect arrested, family still in grief Play Video

    February 21, 2017 11:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Keisha Davis is still grieving from the loss of her sister Asha. Asha Davis was shot and killed inside of her home on The Mohican Prescott Crossover on New Year's Day. Almost two months later, Baton Rouge Police arrested 29-year-old Thailand Brooks. He is now... more »
  • Man shot near Florida Blvd., Police investigating

    February 21, 2017 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was wounded during a shooting near a convenience store on Florida Blvd. Tuesday evening. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. near the 12000 block of Florida Blvd. and Windsor Dr. The victim was shot in the leg, according to BRPD. He was transported... more »
  • Congressional aides tour flood damaged region Play Video

    February 20, 2017 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Aides of a U.S. Senate Appropriations subcommittee took a bus ride through flood-damaged areas of the capital region while state officials asked them for more aid. Six months after the flood, state officials said many neighborhoods are in danger of falling apart without another congressional aid package. ... more »
  • Baton Rouge Veterans Parade apologizes for anti-muslim image

    February 20, 2017 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An apparent anti-Muslim image was posted and quickly removed from the Baton Rouge Veterans Day Parade group Facebook page Monday morning. The meme depicted a racial slur of a middle eastern man using his hand to clean himself after going to the bathroom. The post only stayed... more »
  • Man's obscene, silly attempt at being famous gets him ticketed

    February 20, 2017 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police ticketed a 23-year-old for disturbing the peace after what is likely a drunken attempt at showing off when he shouted expletives into a microphone attached to a camera that was being used to broadcast live from downtown Friday. Mason Peter Carbonell was written a citation,... more »
  • BRPD thanks 56-year-old woman for saving officer during attack Play Video

    February 19, 2017 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer was rushed to the hospital after he was attacked during a traffic stop on Harry Drive Sunday morning. According to BRPD, the officer found 28-year-old Thomas Bennett sleeping in a parked vehicle around 7:50 a.m. in the 8400 block of Harry... more »
  • ATF Agent: Bombs confiscated from Baton Rouge man designed to kill Play Video

    February 15, 2017 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man accused of manufacturing bombs in Baton Rouge will not get out of jail any time soon. That decision came from a federal magistrate judge late this afternoon. A federal agent testified in court that two out of the five bombs were designed to injure or kill.... more »
  • New info on contractor accused of stealing thousands from flood victim

    February 15, 2017 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A contractor is set to be booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail Wednesday after he allegedly took thousands of dollars in payments from a flood victim without completing repairs. According to the victim, she paid 49-year-old Gregory Gager an initial deposit of $2,500, plus... more »
  • Man pulls fire alarm at L'auberge Casino Hotel

    February 13, 2017 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man was arrested after he deliberately pulled a fire alarm and ran from security at L'auberge Casino Hotel in January. According to an investigator, 29-year-old Marvin Charles Wink pulled a fire alarm after he was told he had to leave the casino for a security training... more »
  • Krewe of Orion rolls through Baton Rouge Saturday night

    February 11, 2017 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Krewe of Orion’s 17th annual Mardi Gras parade will roll in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The parade theme for 2017 is “It’s Good to be the King”. Parade goers will be treated to a line of exciting, colorful traditional lighted... more »
  • Robbery victim prompted standoff with police last Friday

    February 10, 2017 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man retaliating for being robbed prompted a standoff with officers last week on Hammond Street. Baton Rouge Police say the robbery happened around midnight on Feb. 9 outside Cousins Food Mart on Airline Highway. According to arrest records, Robin Banks, 24, and Wesley... more »
  • Fisticuffs, not three-pointers thrown during pick-up basketball game Play Video

    February 10, 2017 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A pick-up basketball game at a fitness club turned into a brawl, a stay in jail for one guy and a court summons for another. Dararius Evans, 25, was charged with disturbing the peace and resisting an officer after the altercation at LA Fitness on Siegen... more »
  • Blimp spotted above BR as it makes its way from Texas to New Orleans

    February 8, 2017 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A blimp seen floating above Baton Rouge Wednesday was doing a little show on its way to New Orleans from Houston. The DirecTV blimp has spent the week traveling from Houston and the Super Bowl. It's next scheduled “appearance” is in New Orleans for the NBA... more »
  • Report: Judge banned from eatery over racial exchange with woman at bar Play Video

    February 8, 2017 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A popular Baton Rouge eatery banned a state district judge from dining at the establishment after a tiff over racial slurs. The Advocate reported Wednesday afternoon, Judge Mike Erwin was banned from Sammy's Grill. Erwin's accused of spouting off a word most people find offensive... more »
  • City-parish to begin demolishing abandoned, flood-damaged homes Play Video

    February 6, 2017 7:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Abandoned, flood-damaged homes will be torn down soon, the city-parish said in a news release late Monday. Officials will start to condemn and demolish housing units flooded and let behind by owners. The mayor's office said structures that cause significant blight, public health and safety concerns... more »
  • DOTD seeking private investors to help upgrade Interstate 10

    February 5, 2017 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is seeking to use a new financing method to upgrade Interstate 10 in the Baton Rouge area. The state Department of Transportation and Development is soliciting information from private investors willing to put up money for the roadwork. In exchange, they would get long-term payments from... more »
  • One dead, eight injured in fatal multi-vehicle crash

    February 5, 2017 11:29 AM

    CENTRAL - A three-vehicle crash on LA-37 resulted in the death of one person and eight others being injured. According to State Police, on Feb. 4 shortly before 11 p.m. Troopers began investigating the crash on LA 37 north of Central Thruway. The crash claimed the life of... more »
  • Severe clog at Governor's Mansion fixed Play Video

    February 2, 2017 12:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Tucked behind the governor's mansion, sitting between two lakes, Capitol View Place may be one of the most upscale and politically connected neighborhoods in Baton Rouge but it still has drainage problems. Malaura Blanchard has lived in the subdivision for twenty years, her house sits on the... more »
  • Office of Community Development asking for input from flood-affected areas

    February 1, 2017 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Office of Community Development has again scheduled a series of public meetings for Louisiana’s regions that were impacted by the historic 2016 floods. The meetings are free and no reservations are required. The meetings provide residents an opportunity to view and comment on... more »
  • Investigators determine cause of fire that killed 5-year-old girl Play Video

    January 31, 2017 8:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators have determined the cause of the apartment fire that killed a 5-year-old girl Tuesday night. According to the State Fire Marshal, the f ire was started when an 18-year-old put a pot of grease on the stove to fry some chicken and left to go... more »
  • The Ruby Slipper Cafe to open Baton Rouge location

    January 31, 2017 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Ruby Slipper Cafe will open its first location in Baton Rouge at the former Pei Wei location in the Acadian Village Springs Shopping Center on Perkins Road. The restaurant is expected to open Spring 2017, pending permit approvals. The restaurant serves southern breakfast, brunch and... more »
  • Our Lady of the Lake breaks ground on new emergency room in North Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 31, 2017 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Our Lady of the Lake officials and community leaders broke ground on a new emergency room in North Baton Rouge on Tuesday morning. The emergency room is expected to open in October 2017. The facility will be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week... more »
  • Video shows roaring fire, firefighters battling morning blaze Play Video

    January 28, 2017 10:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Numerous fire departments helped each other work an early morning fire that consumed a home in northeast Baton Rouge Saturday. The District Six Fire Department originally responded to the blaze on Prescott Road around 6:45 a.m.. Firefighters arrived to flames bursting out the roof of the... more »
  • North Baton Rouge emergency room groundbreaking set for Tuesday Play Video

    January 27, 2017 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Our Lady of the Lake will host a groundbreaking ceremony on a new emergency room in Baton Rouge Tuesday. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the LSU Health Baton Rouge North Clinic on Airline Highway. Hospital... more »
  • State budget cuts loom Play Video

    January 26, 2017 11:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor John Bel Edwards is scheduled to address state lawmakers in a joint budget meeting Friday morning at the capitol where he's expected to disclose more details on an upcoming special legislative session. The Louisiana budget is short $304 million for the current fiscal year leaving state services... more »
  • Council on Aging promises transparency spending millions Play Video

    January 26, 2017 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The EBR Council on Aging promised transparency and announced it will hold a series of meetings to discuss its controversial property tax that was approved by voters in November. The council shared information in a news release issued Thursday morning. Some on the Metro Council... more »
  • 'Triple S' store owner talks about his meeting with feds Play Video

    January 25, 2017 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For the first time since his meeting with federal investigators and the Department of Justice, Abdul Muflahi, the owner of the Triple S Store where Alton Sterling was killed, is talking about what was discussed. Muflahi said he's met with federal investigators at least three times, and had... more »
  • Armed robbery ends in gunfire outside Tracy Avenue home

    January 20, 2017 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies say one person was hurt after robbery ended in gunfire on Tracey Avenue Friday night. According to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokesperson Casey Hicks, the shooting happened around 10 p.m. Friday night in front of a home on Tracey Avenue. Victims say a dark... more »
  • Police believe illegal immigrant could be tied to other sex crimes Play Video

    January 20, 2017 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police said a man in the country illegally from Honduras could be responsible for multiple rapes and robberies in the Baton Rouge area. Investigators said Manuel Mejia raped a woman in Baker and slit her throat in Baton Rouge this week. It happened after he picked... more »
  • Spanish Town Parade asks for usual irreverence but inclusion Play Video

    January 20, 2017 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Organizers of the obscure and intentionally irreverent yet immensely popular Spanish Town Parade are asking parade-goers to embrace each other's differences this year. In a post on the organizer's Facebook page, Spanish Town officials shared thoughts about inclusiveness. As The Advocate newspaper pointed out later, the... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: A week after being shot, victim talks about mid-city shooting Play Video

    January 19, 2017 11:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The family involved in a Mid City parking lot shooting is speaking to just one station, detailing the horrifying moments they were shot at leaving Doe's Eat Place restaurant. The bullet struck Jacob Price just one quarter of an inch from his heart, missing his lungs, lodging... more »
  • Workers scrambled to unclog ditches in the rain Play Video

    January 19, 2017 11:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Residents saw yards fill up with water and in some cases enter their homes Thursday. Many in the capital region experienced the worst rain since the August flood. Area cities beefed up public works crews to clear ditches, some of them still containing flood debris. Many of... more »
  • Illegal immigrant accused of Baker rape and slashing, possibly tied to other rapes

    January 19, 2017 12:48 PM

    BAKER - Baton Rouge Police confirmed to WBRZ's Investigative Unit on Friday that the man who was charged with raping and slashing a woman's throat in Baker on Thursday could possibly be tied to multiple other rapes in the area. BRPD said the other rapes could possibly be connected... more »
  • PHOTOS: Severe weather spreads across Baton Rouge

    January 19, 2017 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A severe storm hit the Baton Rouge area early Thursday morning, prompting multiple road closures and a flash flood warning . Multiple high water areas have been reported, and the flash flood warning remains in effect in the area until 10:30 a.m. more »
  • High water closes roads across Baton Rouge

    January 19, 2017 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and other parish officials are urging motorists to use caution when driving across the Baton Rouge area Thursday. “We are urging caution as drivers travel on our highways as there is high water and flooding in some areas,” Broome said. Several... more »
  • 15-year-old girl shot and killed in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 18, 2017 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Details have come to light in the early hours of Thursday morning regarding the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Au'Miracle McElwee. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the shooting occurred on Wednesday around 10 p.m. in the 5100 block of Oaklon Avenue. Investigators say that McElwee was... more »
  • Traffic diverted on Siegen Lane following crash

    January 18, 2017 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crash on Siegen Lane has forced law enforcement to divert traffic while they investigate. The crash happened at Siegen Lane and N. Mall Drive. Two vehicles were involved. It is unclear if there are any injuries. Traffic was being diverted through N. Mall Drive... more »
  • New round of inspections for FEMA trailers Play Video

    January 18, 2017 12:25 AM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- FEMA is close to delivering all the temporary mobile homes to flood victims in the capital region. Now another round of inspections will ramp up to confirm people living in the trailers still need them. FEMA will schedule appointments with homeowners to meet in person. Similar to... more »
  • Family fears possible healthcare changes could leave child without care Play Video

    January 16, 2017 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A family in Baton Rouge is worried that possible changes to the Affordable Care Act could leave their toddler without care. Caroline Hammatt has a lung condition that affects her heart. Her care is not cheap. From a distance, Caroline Hammatt looks like any other three-year-old her age.... more »
  • Penzato elected unopposed to Louisiana appeals court

    January 14, 2017 3:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Judge Allison Penzato of Mandeville has been elected unopposed to an open seat on Louisiana's 1st Circuit Court of Appeal in Baton Rouge. Penzato, who serves on the 22nd Judicial District Court for St. Tammany and Washington parishes, was the lone candidate to qualify for the March... more »
  • Lane closure on North Street until 5 p.m.

    January 12, 2017 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One lane of North Street at North 13th Street will be shut down from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. The Baton Rouge Water Company will be repairing a water main, requiring workers to shut down the south/left lane at North 13th Street. The right lane... more »
  • Flood survivors must demonstrate continuing need for rental assistance

    January 11, 2017 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - August flood survivors who have a continued need for temporary disaster rental assistance must submit paperwork that demonstrates a disaster-related, financial need. Survivors who received the initial two months of rental assistance may use funds to reimburse expenses for an apartment, house, hotel, or recreational vehicle... more »
  • Edwards reflects on his first year as governor

    January 11, 2017 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor John Bel Edwards gave his remarks on his first year in office Wednesday. A full transcript of the governor's remarks can be found below: Good afternoon. Thank you all for being here. A year ago today, I took the oath of office with... more »
  • DWI checkpoint to be conducted on Jan. 12

    January 11, 2017 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Multiple law enforcement agencies will conducting a DWI checkpoint on Jan. 12. Officers will be screening drivers entering the checkpoint for signs of impairment and will also enforce any other visible violations. The exact location of the checkpoint will not be released in advance, however... more »
  • Unwanted FEMA trailer blocks home repairs Play Video

    January 10, 2017 10:34 PM

    UPDATE : The couple says the trailer has now been removed from the premises. BATON ROUGE - A couple rebuilding their flood damaged home had to delay their progress when FEMA dropped off a trailer right outside their house. B.J. and Kimmie Kirkpatrick applied for the trailer right... more »
  • Mayor Broome announces January as mentoring month in BR

    January 10, 2017 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that a proclamation has been issued to declare January as "National Mentoring Month" in Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. The Mayor's Office My Brother's Keeper – Baton Rouge initiative is celebrating 15 years of supporting and mentoring opportunities in... more »

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