October 17, 2014 10:10 PM
BATON ROUGE- A wanted man will enter his second weekend on the run Saturday and has managed to spend the last week without being noticed.
Dennis Shampine has been running from authorities since the second week of October. He has not been seen since Friday, October 10 when a... more »
October 16, 2014 11:05 PM
BATON ROUGE- One person was treated for a burn in an apartment fire late Thursday night.
Firefighters said there was a large fire in a unit at the Broadmoor Plantation apartment complex. Numerous firefighters and fire trucks were on the scene Thursday night.
The fire broke out shortly... more »
October 16, 2014 9:47 PM
BATON ROUGE- Three people were arrested Thursday on obstruction of justice charges related to a murder investigation.
Police said they arrested Natasha Tate, 40, Donte Tate, 20, and Danny Allen, 26. The group is accused of contacting a witness and making verbal threats then stalking her house.
The... more »
October 15, 2014 9:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- A 21-year-old was arrested late Tuesday accused in a murder that left members of a north Baton Rouge community in shock.
Hardy Allen, 21, was booked into jail. Police said Allen shot and killed another 21-year-old during an armed robbery on Madison Avenue Monday.
Calvin Chrisentary... more »
October 15, 2014 3:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement in the Capital City are making final preparations for Thursday's Night Out Against Crime event with the goal to turn strangers into neighbors and boost community morale.
According to Baton Rouge Police, previous Night Out Against Crime events have proven effective at bringing neighborhoods... more »
October 14, 2014 11:16 PM
BATON ROUGE- People who know and sparred with a retired boxer who was shot Monday describe him as a dedicated fighter, who is tough and doesn't mind taking a hit as long as he can give one in return.
At the North 14th Street Park boxing gym where Emanuel... more »
October 14, 2014 9:41 PM
BATON ROUGE – Late Tuesday, police released a picture of a car related to a shooting that left a boxer in life-threatening condition at an area hospital.
Authorities said they are searching for a red car in connection to the shooting that happened in Mid City a day earlier.... more »
October 14, 2014 4:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Leaders of the proposed city of St. George say they're now aiming to get their incorporation measure onto a ballot sometime in February or March.
Right now the supporters of St. George have collected more than 18,000 signatures needed to put the issue to a vote,... more »
October 13, 2014 9:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a man was shot Monday night and investigators were working to gather more information about the crime.
The unidentified man was gunned down near Mid City in the 1700 block of Louisiana Avenue around 8 p.m. Police roped the area off while detectives looked... more »
October 13, 2014 9:43 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Les Miles has seen LSU pull out 100 victories in all sorts of ways during his decade with the Tigers. So while the coach praises the power running and clutch defense his team used to outlast Florida last weekend, he isn't hinting at whether Kentucky... more »
October 12, 2014 11:23 PM
BATON ROUGE- State officials responded to an injured goose that had been shot with an arrow Sunday.
A passerby said he noticed the Canada Goose with its flock, though this one had an arrow protruding from its wing. It did not appear to be able to fly.
Wildlife... more »
October 10, 2014 9:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities told WBRZ News 2 Friday, they are wrapping up a year-long investigation into a group of men breaking into pharmacies with sledgehammers and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of prescription drugs.
Shortly before realising details of the investigation, Baton Rouge Police and the... more »
October 10, 2014 6:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Frank Arrigo of the Greater Baton Rouge Italian American Association and Chef Larry Warren visited our 4 p.m. broadcast on Friday ahead of Sunday's Columbus Day Festa at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel Atrium.
Arrigo says the event is a chance to celebrate... more »
October 10, 2014 5:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman jumped out of the window of her burning home this morning to save her life, according to firefighters.
The fire happened at a house on North 37th Street. The woman who was inside was asleep when the fire started, and leaped out... more »
October 10, 2014 3:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - Part of Evangeline St. in Baton Rouge was shutdown for two hours Friday while police raided a home.
Three men were taken from the home in the 4600 block of Evangline. At least one is a suspect in pharmacy burglaries in several parishes. K-9's were released... more »
October 9, 2014 4:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police announced ten arrests and several drug and gun seizures Thursday as the result of several recent BRAVE unit patrols through Baton Rouge.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with BRPD said the arrests included some from proactive patrols around the Southern University homecoming game. McKneely said BRAVE officers... more »
October 7, 2014 10:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Tuesday, they are looking for two men who stole about $46,000 worth of items from a mobile phone retailer over the weekend.
The theft was reported Monday. Investigators said they believe to men wearing baseball caps, jeans... more »
October 7, 2014 10:36 PM
BATON ROUGE- For the rest of the week, there will be a lane closure during the day on I-10 between the Pecue Lane Overpass to the KCS Railroad Overpass.
DOTD said it will close one lane of eastbound traffic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.... more »
October 7, 2014 10:22 PM
BATON ROUGE- Fire trucks and police cars closed a lane of Greenwell Springs Road Tuesday night as firefighters worked to contain a fire that erupted at a house on the street.
The fire department has not released specifics of the fire, which happened near the corner of Ridgemont Drive... more »
October 7, 2014 9:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Opponents of Judge Trudy White are questioning a video that shows her standing next to a man in prison orange promoting her candidacy.
Judge White is running for re-election of her seat on district court in East Baton Rouge Parish. The election is November 4th.
... more »
October 7, 2014 4:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - The L'Auberge Casino and a group of landowners near its property submitted a petition this week to be annexed into Baton Rouge.
It's another blow to efforts to incorporate the southern portion of East Baton Rouge Parish into its own city, the city of St. George.... more »
October 6, 2014 9:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - Businesses are taking a hit with LSU's lackluster start to the season.
Managers at businesses depending on LSU to attract customers said Monday, they've seen high-dollar differences the Sunday following an LSU loss.
"Everybody's just in a period of mourning after a big loss," Zippy's... more »
October 6, 2014 6:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - After a man caused an entire police station to evacuate on Friday, emergency responders say they are ready to handle Ebola if it came to Baton Rouge.
A protective face mask, gloves and gowns are just a few ways emergency responders prepare for any situation that... more »
October 5, 2014 11:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - What a year it's been for Aeneas Williams.
In August, the former safety for the St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals was inducted into the NFL hall of fame. Then on Saturday, he was honored by his alma mater, Southern, at homecoming.
The school, celebrating... more »
October 5, 2014 7:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Boys Hope, Girls Hope organization of Baton Rouge involved the community in reaching at risk youth, Sunday afternoon.
The first day of the event was Saturday and hundreds showed up between the two days.
The organization held the " Bowl for Hope" event at... more »
October 4, 2014 7:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - Thousands packed Southern University's campus to celebrate this year's homecoming.
For the past two weeks, the school has been celebrating 100 years on Scott's Bluff.
To many of the Jaguars, being a part of the century old legacy is something that is priceless.
"When... more »
October 3, 2014 10:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - Hospital officials say a man suffering from dementia caused the evacuation of a police department and forced the quarantine of fire crews inside their station Friday night.
Sometime during the evening, a man was brought into the Baton Rouge Police Department's 2nd Precinct claiming to be... more »
October 3, 2014 6:25 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Capital City region led the way in job growth across the state adding 12,900 jobs in the last year, nearly half of the total job surge in Louisiana, which added 26,000 jobs.
The construction industry added the most jobs in the area with 8,000 more gigs... more »
October 2, 2014 2:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - An India-based software company announced plans Thursday to build facilities in Baton Rouge that would bring more than 200 high-tech jobs to the area.
Stixis Technologies joined state leaders to announce the plans at the Louisiana Tech Park in Baton Rouge.
The software company said... more »
October 2, 2014 11:08 AM
BATON ROUGE - With two separate shootings in the Capital City overnight and another reported Thursday morning, Baton Rouge Police are now investigating three shootings within a 12-hour period.
The latest shooting happened this morning around 9 a.m. on Columbus Dunn Drive. Details are limited, but News 2's Jessica... more »
October 1, 2014 10:36 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police said late Wednesday, officers responded to two separate shootings in Baton Rouge.
The first happened around 9:00 p.m. on Callahan St. When police arrived, they found a man who had been shot several times lying in a driveway. His injuries are considered life-threatening.
The second... more »
September 30, 2014 9:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - State and local health officials are prepared, should someone in the region show signs of Ebola, but said Tuesday, there is no need to worry following a positive test result in Texas.
"For everybody to go around everyday worrying about Ebola, (it) doesn't make any sense... more »
September 30, 2014 4:14 PM
BATON ROUGE- Consumer advocates are warning you to be alert tonight for a real estate scam that's definitely too good to be true.
A homeowner in Southdowns told WBRZ that they posted an ad on Craigslist to rent out their home for $1,900. Then they said someone took those... more »
September 29, 2014 5:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge is explaining an audit that details some mistakes the organization made when it submitted payments for payroll taxes and employee contributions.
The audit shows that the group was not making those payments on time, but the organization says that's because... more »
September 29, 2014 5:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- Less than a week after the Baton Rouge Police Department admitted Chief Carl Dabadie allowed a disgraced cop to switch his resignation letter into a retirement letter, department spokespersons crawfished on who was ultimately responsible for the decision.
Last week, BRPD Media Relations told News 2 that... more »
September 29, 2014 4:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - Some of IBM's top talent are in Baton Rouge to solve the city's traffic problems.
It's part of IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge that grants cities $500,000 to solve its biggest issue. The team of six experts met with city leaders Monday to introduce themselves and kick... more »
September 29, 2014 10:50 AM
BATON ROUGE - Consultants from IBM arrive in Baton Rouge today to begin three weeks of study that will hopefully emerge with solutions to the city's constant issues with transportation.
The panel of experts from the technology giant meet in the Metro Council Chamber with Mayor-President "Kip" Holden and... more »
September 28, 2014 6:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre is gearing up for another production of The Nutcracker: A Tale from the Bayou and auditions were in full swing this weekend.
The theater group will select hundreds of kids to be a part of this year's ballet.
The children... more »
September 28, 2014 4:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- ExxonMobil's Baton Rouge Polyolefins plant is flaring chemicals after a power outage at the site.
The Polyolefins plant is north of the old bridge in Baton Rouge in the 12,000 block of Scenic Highway.
Workers at the plant are trying to fix the situation as soon... more »
September 28, 2014 10:37 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting where one man was killed Saturday night.
Officials say Johnny Price, 23, was killed on the 5800 block of St. Gerard Ave. near Airline Hwy. He died at the hospital.
No word yet on the details of the shooting. Anyone... more »
September 27, 2014 3:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police are looking for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident that left Amber Sandifer, 29, injured Monday.
According to State troopers, Sandifer was traveling westbound on Jefferson Highway when she was struck by a yellow Scion tC traveling northbound on Bluebonnet Boulevard towards... more »
September 27, 2014 11:25 AM
BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating a deadly stabbing where a woman was killed.
Detectives specializing in violent crimes have taken over the investigation at the house where the stabbing happened, on Courtland Circle between Monterrey and Oak Villa.
Police found Lekeisha Duncan, 32, stabbed in the head at... more »
September 26, 2014 9:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - Residents marched against violence and in support of new street lights that they hope will cut down on crime in the Glen Oaks community.
Entergy installed more than 100 lamps on light polls shining down on homes and properties recently. Friday, residents walked the streets, looking... more »
September 25, 2014 11:00 AM
BATON ROUGE - Transportation headaches have long been as much a part of life in the Capital City as LSU tailgating and Pat Shingleton's weather forecasts. On Monday, a team of IBM experts will come together to kick off a study that could produce a solution to one of Baton... more »
September 25, 2014 6:22 AM
BATON ROUGE - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge dropped by 5.7 percent in August, breaking a four-month streak of transactions outperforming 2013 numbers. According to figures released Wednesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, there were 851 home sales that closed in August in the nine-parish area.... more »
September 24, 2014 11:07 PM
BATON ROUGE- Designers planning the future of the city envision connecting medical facilities on Perkins, Essen and Bluebonnet together to form a medical corridor.
Plans were discussed with members of the community Wednesday evening. People in attendance supported the idea but worried about an increase in traffic.
Planners... more »
September 24, 2014 11:01 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police have released preliminary information pertaining to a shooting officers began investigating early Wednesday evening.
A department spokesperson said it appears two people were shot at the corner of 35th and Cain near Gus Young Avenue. They were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
Detectives... more »
September 24, 2014 3:24 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police say a man is in critical condition after he was shot twice in Baton Rouge late Tuesday night.
The shooting happened just before midnight in the 200 block of West Johnson St.
Police and EMS found the 36-year-old victim after shots rang out. The... more »
September 23, 2014 6:14 PM
BATON ROUGE- Thirty firefighters fought a blaze that torched two homes and burned a third near McKinley High School.
The fire broke out just after 10:30 a.m. on E. Johnson St. in an abandoned home. The wind blew the flames into a neighboring home, igniting it as fire tore... more »
September 23, 2014 7:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - The 28th annual Latino Festival is in Baton Rouge this weekend.
All money raised at the festival goes towards maintaining the Hispanic Center, assisting with immigration services and assisting the needy.You can join the fun Sunday from 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Baton Rouge... more »
September 22, 2014 4:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for the man who held up the Dollar General on Staring Lane Sunday night.
Just before the store was about to close, a man wearing a black ski mask walked into the store with a gun. Police said he pointed the weapon at an... more »
September 20, 2014 11:59 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. - Work has started on the Onyx Residences, a $7 million mixed-use development in downtown Baton Rouge. The project is at corner of Third and Convention streets. The Onyx Residences will include 28 apartments on top of 5,600 square feet of commercial space. The apartments will range... more »
September 19, 2014 9:38 PM
ASCENSION - Deputies arrested a Gonzales man Friday for allegedly threatening to kill a local judge and a district attorney.
Officials arrested Paul Cleveland, 71, at his home on Cornerview Road after allegedly making threats to the judge and the district attorney working his case for his previous DWI... more »
September 19, 2014 5:52 AM
BATON ROUGE - The wait is over for iPhone fans. Apple's newest version of the iPhone is released in stores and online Friday.
New records have been set for the tech giant. Apple says in one week they sold 4 million smart phones the first day they were available... more »
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 »