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  • Signatures turned in to put St. George on ballot Play Video

    October 20, 2014 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters expects it will take about a month to sift through the thousands of names turned in Monday supporting the proposed City of St. George. More than 18,000 signatures were submitted this morning to bring the issue before voters. Organizers... more »
  • Thieves hit mobile phone store, swipe $46,000 in items

    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 »
  • L'Auberge asks for annexation into Baton Rouge Play Video

    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 »
  • Tech company announces plans for Baton Rouge

    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 »
  • Police investigate pair of Wednesday night shootings

    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 »
  • Baton Rouge-area home sales drop in August

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Wife: Shooting victim was leaving town Play Video

    July 14, 2014 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The wife of a man shot and killed overnight in Baton Rouge told News 2 they were headed out of town before the shooting happened. "I can't go anywhere, I had to call my momma today, to tell her I gotta put her on hold because... more »
  • Annual Chiefs of Police conference underway

    July 10, 2014 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Around 200 chiefs of police from across Louisiana gathered in Baton Rouge this week for their 41st annual conference. The event started Wednesday at the Crowne Plaza hotel. It's a chance for law enforcement officials to spend time with new data and technology that can help... more »
  • Man killed outside home identified Play Video

    July 10, 2014 5:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Homicide investigators in Baton Rouge are trying to solve the city's most recent murder. Police responded to the 12000 block of Cate Ave. in the Bellaire area just after 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night. They found Major Brown, 29, shot to death with numerous bullet wounds. No... more »
  • Cause of early Monday fire undetermined

    July 7, 2014 6:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters extinguished a fire in the 200 block of South 12th St. near Charles T. Smith Dr. early this morning. It broke out just after 5:30 a.m. Monday morning. When crews arrived, the kitchen and attic for the home were in flames. The rest of the... more »
  • Fire bug bites again in Baton Rouge

    July 3, 2014 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators have determined arson is again the cause of the latest fire in Baton Rouge. Crews were called to the 5600 block of Peerless St. just after 4:30 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from the front bedroom of the home and extinguished it... more »
  • 'Pitch Perfect' concert scene to be filmed tonight

    June 20, 2014 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Filmmakers gathered around 3,000 extras from the community to film a live concert for the Pitch Perfect sequel Friday night in Baton Rouge. Filmmakers planned to use the crowd for a scene featuring the Bellas, the female a capella group at the center of the Pitch... more »
  • 'Fantastic Four' filming to close BR streets

    June 20, 2014 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Filmmakers announced plans to close several streets in Baton Rouge this weekend to shoot scenes from the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot. The closures will last from 10 a.m. Saturday through 2 a.m. Sunday, according to Mayor Kip Holden's office. They include a portion of 3rd Street... more »
  • Deputies seize 240 pounds of synthetic marijuana in pair of raids Play Video

    June 13, 2014 5:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office seized more than 240 lbs. of synthetic marijuana and arrested four people following a pair of raids. The largest was at the Lotus shop on O'Neal Lane. Deputies found more than 200 lbs. of the synthetic pot at that location... more »
  • Two raids, four arrests in synthetic drug seizures

    June 12, 2014 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies raided two businesses, found synthetic drugs and cash and arrested four people in separate incidents the department said Thursday night. About 218 pounds of synthetic marijuana was found at The Lotus Shop on O'Neal Lane. The owner, Tim Nguyen, also allowed deputies to search his... more »
  • Landfill on hold pending hearing

    June 11, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A new landfill, planned for the northern area of the parish, is delayed until a court hearing. City leaders and people who live near the planned facility don't believe a second landfill is needed in East Baton Rouge. Groups have publicly opposed the plans but the developers... more »
  • Man admits to having bad luck, losing store's money at casino

    June 6, 2014 11:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police arrested a man who, they say, admitted to trying to use his gas station's cash as seed money at an area casino. Branchard McClendon told investigators, he was transporting cash from the convenience store he managed to the bank for the nightly deposit but a friend... more »
  • Woman accused of setting dad's boarding house on fire after fight

    May 28, 2014 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fire investigators are looking for a woman they say set her father's boarding home on fire last week. Miranda King is accused of torching the building at the corner of Terrace and Thomas Delpit after an argument. According to a warrant, King's father evicted her and she... more »
  • Boosie attends high school graduation in Baton Rouge

    May 20, 2014 11:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Months after he was released from Angola, the rapper known as Lil Boosie returned to the city to attend a graduation and be honored for helping kids walk across the stage. Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, said he has changed since being in prison. He... more »
  • Councilman issues apology over Facebook "snafu"

    May 12, 2014 2:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Metro Councilman Ryan Heck apologized to an LSU graduate student who said in an interview with WBRZ News 2 last week, he was offended by comments Heck made in a private Facebook message. Heck, who called the ordeal a "snafu," first wrote to Swede White "you want... more »
  • Man found shot dead

    May 9, 2014 9:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating the death of a man, found shot in a vehicle near the I-10 overpass in Old South Baton Rouge Friday. Officers did not identify the man, but said he was 22-years-old. His body was found in the 1100 block of Swart Street about 6:30... more »
  • The St. George Facebook fiasco Play Video

    May 8, 2014 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Facebook account metro councilman Ryan Heck has been using to discuss topics dealing with city government is no longer active. When searched, the page returns a "sorry, this page isn't available" note from Facebook. The account had been named "Ryan E Heck." The account was... more »
  • St. George leader hush-hush about signature total Play Video

    May 6, 2014 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who would live inside the proposed City of St. George asked for specifics about how many signatures are on the petition, but organizers remained hush-hush about it at a meeting Tuesday night. The group met at Woodlawn Baptist Church to discuss the effort and take... more »
  • BRPD: Chicken shack robbed

    April 23, 2014 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police asked for the public's help identifying two armed robbers who held up a fast food place in Baton Rouge overnight. Cpl. Don Coppola said the men came into the Chicken Shack at 413 N. Acadian Thruway through an employee entrance just before 11 p.m. Tuesday.... more »
  • Storm debris still lingers, forces lane closures

    April 7, 2014 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Expect traffic delays on Florida Boulevard between Sherwood Forest Blvd. and Little John Drive due to closures related to last night's bad weather. There are downed power lines and roof debris, so the outside, eastbound lane is closed. The service road on the south side of Florida... more »
  • ExxonMobil mum about where dirty fuel was shipped Play Video

    March 27, 2014 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A spokesperson for ExxonMobil said Thursday, the company is committed to fixing issues related to a bad batch of gasoline, and customers should not be scared to put fuel in their cars since the tainted fuel is out of the supply chain. According to the spokesperson, who... more »
  • Things got hot in local reality TV show kitchen

    March 26, 2014 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Celebrity chef Robert Irvine told the owner of a restaurant here he'd never been more annoyed than he was when dealing with him during a recent shoot. The owner of Mama Della's New York City Pizzeria went back-and-forth with Irvine during the episode which aired Wednesday night... more »
  • Fires hit three homes in Baton Rouge Play Video

    March 21, 2014 1:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators said an overloaded electrical outlet caused a fire which damaged three Baton Rouge homes Friday afternoon. The fires all happened around 1:15 p.m. at 36th Street and Gus Young. No one was hurt, but two dogs died in the fires. The Red Cross was... more »
  • Police: Parents arrested after beating child Play Video

    March 12, 2014 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police arrested Star Richard, 33, and Marcus Jones, 30, after they say the parents beat their young daughter with a belt. The incident was reported when the little girl got to school on Tuesday. That's where police found the girl covered in bruises, according to the affidavit.... more »
  • 2.4 ct drug ring sold in BR online auction

    February 28, 2014 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A bidding war ended over a diamond ring connected to a drug investigation Friday. The 2.5 carat engagement ring , valued at $25,000, was sold for $17,609 at an online auction of city surplus materials, equipment, and vehicles. The money raised from the sale of the ring... more »
  • $24k ring being sold at city auction

    February 14, 2014 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city is auctioning off surplus property and other merchandise, including a ring taken after an employee was arrested and accused of selling drugs from the evidence locker two years ago. The 2.50 ct ring is worth more than $25,000 court records show. As of Friday night,... more »
  • Rail lines could be the future of Baton Rouge

    February 6, 2014 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The future of the revitalization effort in two areas of the city could rely heavily on rail lines. Redevelopment planners want a street car to connect downtown with areas in Old South Baton Rouge and eventually LSU. The area is in the center of a new development... more »
  • BR Police looking for man in Craigslist thefts

    January 30, 2014 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are looking for a man wanted in connection with several thefts. Police say Larry Anthony Sherman posted ads on Craigslist to sell used vehicles. They say he received a total of $8600 in three separate incidents, meeting with buyers, then disappearing without... more »
  • Police: driver failed to yield, caused deadly wreck

    January 23, 2014 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Plank Road reopened following an evening-long closure after two vehicles collided and one person died. As of this post, State Police had not reported the name of the person who was killed. But, investigators said the person who died hit a pick-up truck after the driver... more »
  • Deadly wreck closes Plank Road

    January 23, 2014 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Parts of Plank Road near the airport are closed as police work a massive crash where at least one person has died. WBRZ News 2 reporter Brittany Weiss, who is on the scene, reports that car parts are all over the road. State Police are working... more »
  • Kids playing dangerous game while waiting for area school buses

    January 21, 2014 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- School leaders are planning extra security at school bus transfer sites since kids are playing the "knockout game" while they wait for the bus. The violent game involves randomly punching someone else, and it has happened at the transfer location on Sherwood Forest. One student could... more »
  • 75 pallets of electronics recycled in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 10, 2014 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ viewers dropped off 75 pallets of electronics for Recycle Your Electronics Day in Baton Rouge. Four truck loads of computers, printers, Atari game sets and more made their way to the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council warehouse. Electronics get separated into what can be saved,... more »
  • Protest over CATS property tax gaining momentum Play Video

    December 19, 2013 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People are protesting the controversial CATS property tax passed last year by having their taxes saved instead of being given to the bus system. "People need to take a stand and not just take it," protestor Danny Johnson said. A lawsuit over the constitutionality of... more »
  • Nine arrested in prostitution sting

    December 13, 2013 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A prostitution sting led to the arrest of nine men in Baton Rouge. The operation was conducted at a local hotel. Police say those under arrest met there with an undercover officer and agreed to pay for sex. All nine were booked into the East... more »
  • Movies, popcorn and beer in Baton Rouge

    December 2, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will be asked to decide if at least one movie theater should be allowed to sell alcohol. Wednesday, the Metro Council's planning and zoning board will vote on a rezoning request by the AMC movie theater near the Mall of Louisiana. The theater wants to... more »
  • State to seize assets of rule-bending politicians Play Video

    November 21, 2013 8:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's going to dip into the pockets of politicians who get fined by the ethics commission but don't pay-up. "Clearly, our enforcement mechanism is lacking," Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy said. According to the Dept. of Treasury, politicians owe more than $1.8 million, PACS owe... more »
  • Coroner calls for tougher laws against heroin Play Video

    September 17, 2013 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Twice as many people have overdosed on heroin this year compared to last according to East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. Beau Clark. He recently met with legislators to discuss increasing the prison sentence for offenders caught selling heroin. "What the legislature would consider is... more »
  • State Police make good on promise to police I-10 for holiday

    September 3, 2013 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Police released the highlights of a weekend crackdown on drivers who were not obeying the law. "Operation Safe Corridor" was a Labor Day holiday blitz on I-10. Eight states were part of the initiative: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. In... more »
  • Firefighters find body inside burned mobile home

    September 2, 2013 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said they found a man's body inside a mobile home which burned overnight in Baton Rouge. Robert Combs with BRFD said investigators were leaving a suspected meth lab fire when they spotted the burning mobile home on North 22nd Street. He said firefighters found... more »
  • One burned, two arrested in suspected meth fire Play Video

    September 2, 2013 7:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested two people and a third was sent to the hospital with severe burns after a suspected meth lab fire overnight, according to Baton Rouge firefighters. Robert Combs with BRFD said one person received severe burns to much of their body in the apartment fire... more »
  • BRPD: 18-year-old shot, killed outside apartments

    August 28, 2013 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said an 18-year-old was killed today after he was shot outside a set of apartments in Baton Rouge. Detectives said the 18-year-old was found lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his midsection in the 1900 block of Sparta Ave. around 3 p.m.... more »
  • USS Kidd celebrates 30th anniversary Play Video

    August 27, 2013 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The USS Kidd museum celebrated the ship's 30th anniversary as a World War II memorial in Baton Rouge today. Louisiana congressman William Henson Moore selected the Kidd to serve as a memorial for Louisiana World War II veterans. The ship was towed from Philadelphia and arrived... more »
  • Man shot in neck, police searching for purple van

    July 31, 2013 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're looking for two men in a purple minivan after a drug deal where one person was shot in the neck in Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said a 23-year-old man was shot at an apartment on Carolyn Sue around 3:10 p.m. Wednesday. ... more »
  • Hundreds of Entergy layoffs to hit Louisiana

    July 30, 2013 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Entergy announced this week they would lay off 800 employees to cut costs company-wide, and that a quarter of those layoffs would happen in Louisiana. A spokesperson for Entergy said around 240 positions would be eliminated in Louisiana, with 25 of those happening in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Denham Springs man sentenced in child porn case

    July 12, 2013 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 44-year-old Denham Springs man has been sentenced in Baton Rouge to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to possession, receipt and attempted receipt of child pornography. David L. Whitehead was also ordered by U.S. District Judge James J. Brady on Thursday to serve 10 years... more »
  • Albany man claims $1 Million Powerball prize

    July 9, 2013 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State lottery officials say a 50-year-old Albany man has claimed his $1 million Powerball prize from the June 29 drawing. Eric Bankston's Quick Pick ticket matched all five white-ball numbers but missed the Powerball number. Bankston received $700,000 after federal and state taxes were withheld. He purchased... more »
  • Toppled tree cleared, lanes open on I-10

    July 3, 2013 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes were cleared of debris and opened to traffic on I-10 East between Dalrymple and Perkins about two hours after a tree toppled onto the interstate. At one point, only one lane in the eastbound direction was open as crews worked to get the car from... more »
  • Scottlandville homeowners frustrated with buyout Play Video

    July 1, 2013 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Reverend Dudley Theodore Jackson proudly mows his lawn once a week. It's something he's done for a very long time. "I've been living here a long time, " he says. "I moved on Avenue F in 1975." But he says he got a letter from East... more »
  • Tigers to arrive back in Baton Rouge today

    June 19, 2013 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's baseball team is scheduled to arrive back in Baton Rouge today after they were eliminated from the College World Series. The Tigers normally-productive offensive failed to make a strong showing during their elimination game with North Carolina. The Tar Heels were lifted by an... more »
  • Breakaway school district amendment delayed

    June 3, 2013 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers in the state House delayed today a constitutional amendment required to create a breakaway school district in southeast Baton Rouge. Legislators returned Senate Bill 73 to the calendar without a vote after it was brought to the floor today. It could be rescheduled for debate... more »
  • Senator calls colleagues racist, dodges questions Play Video

    May 29, 2013 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republicans and Gov. Bobby Jindal called for a New Orleans state senator to apologize for her recent accusations that opposition to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act was based in racism. Senator Karen Carter-Peterson said Monday her colleagues in the Senate opposed President Obama's reform... more »
  • Deputies looking for two using stolen checks

    May 29, 2013 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos of two people they said used stolen checks at East Baton Rouge Parish stores last month. Investigators said the two people, a man and a woman, used checks stolen from the victim's mailbox to make purchases as three different Walmart stores between... more »
  • New effort to restore Lincoln Theater begins Play Video

    May 24, 2013 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new effort to restore the Lincoln Theater in Baton Rouge kicks off with a fundraising reception tonight. The Lincoln Theater Foundation will have plans for display showing the two phases of restoration. The first phase would remove lead paint and pipes, asbestos and mold from... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Crime camera costs, criticisms

    May 16, 2013 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Ever since crime cameras went up on Baton Rouge's streets, critics called their effectiveness into question. While they have been used in courts they've never resulted in the conviction of a suspect in the Baton Rouge area. Documents obtained by News 2 show the cameras... more »
  • Schools lose power in storm

    May 10, 2013 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two schools in East Baton Rouge Parish had to make changes today after losing power in a storm early this morning. EBR Schools Spokesperson Suan Nelson said Riveroaks Elementary lost power after students arrived for classes this morning. Entergy said it would not be restored... more »
  • IBM reps at Southern University

    April 16, 2013 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - IBM representatives are at Southern University today talking to dozens of students and others about some 800 new well-paying technology positions that the computer giant will be filling over the next several years. IBM is bringing those jobs to a new office and residential space in... more »
  • IBM to build office building in Baton Rouge

    March 27, 2013 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - IBM is coming to Baton Rouge, sources tell News 2. The tech company will build an office building on the former site of The Advocate downtown. The IBM complex is expected to employ hundreds of people. IBM is a Fortune 500 company with thousands of... more »
  • More wildfires could create haze in area sky

    March 26, 2013 10:17 PM

    TANGIPAHOA- More smoke could show-up in skies around the Baton Rouge-area because of three large wildfires burning in Tangipahoa Parish. The Department of Agriculture and Forestry said Tuesday evening, it is responding to the fires where more than 100 acres have already been torched. Smoke could move from... more »
  • "Mystery smoke" blamed on fires in Mississippi Play Video

    March 20, 2013 8:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Heavy smoke that has prompted numerous calls to authorities and WBRZ News 2 is being blamed on Mississippi. Forestry officials said after looking into reports of the smoke, they've determined it's the lingering effects of three large controlled burns across the state line. People across the... more »
  • Crews search for source of "mystery smoke"

    March 20, 2013 7:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Firefighters are spending the evening looking for the source of a mysterious plume of smoke that's prompted numerous calls to the WBRZ News 2 newsroom Wednesday evening. People have reported seeing the smoke in the northeastern sky. In Livingston Parish, fire crews are checking areas of... more »
  • Gov. Jindal to make economic announcement

    March 6, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal scheduled an announcement today that could mean more jobs in the Baton Rouge area. Jindal's office said he plans to make an economic development announcement at a 1 p.m. press conference at the governor's mansion. News Two's Ryan Naquin will be there... more »
  • Pope resignation impacts Baton Rouge Catholics Play Video

    February 28, 2013 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At 1 p.m. Central time Thursday, Pope Benedict XVI resigned in Rome as leader of the Catholic Church, a rare move which also had an impact in Baton Rouge. "He's been a wonderful inspiration," Catholic Minister Ellen Smith said. She along with four other sat... more »
  • CATS call consultant's report worthless

    February 25, 2013 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Capital Area Transit System managers are fighting back against a consulting firm's report that recommended the transit system use outsource managers from a transit management firm. The Advocate reports CATS management provided written responses to the CATS board members calling the TMG Consulting firm analysis "useless" and... more »
  • Red light cameras stay

    February 13, 2013 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The red light camera violation system will remain through 2013. Wednesday night, Metro Council members decided to keep the program going at least until the end of December. The cameras snap pictures of drivers who run red lights and mail violations. In five years, 171,000... more »
  • Road shut down after workers hit gas line

    February 7, 2013 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police closed a portion of highway near LSU after workers pierced a gas line in the area this evening. Police closed West McKinley Street between Ilinois Street and Nicholson while HazMat crews responded to the leak. The nearby section of railroad was also closed until the... more »
  • Spanish Town Mardi Gras parade Play Video

    February 6, 2013 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Spanish Town Parade board member Bruce Childers stopped by to give us details ahead of the big parade this weekend. He filled us in with the history of the parade and what's new this year. The theme this year is "A Spanish Town Twinkie Ate... more »
  • GOP lawmakers seeking to fight new limits on guns

    January 30, 2013 3:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The gun control debate is coming to the Louisiana Legislature, where Republican lawmakers are launching a counteroffensive to federal efforts to put new limits on guns. GOP lawmakers are proposing new laws that would penalize people who publish names of concealed carry permit holders and that would... more »
  • BRPD chief putting more officers on Patrol

    January 15, 2013 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Chief Dewayne White announced plans to put dozens more Baton Rouge Police officers out patrolling the city's streets. White said he plans to swell the Patrol division's ranks by not transferring out veteran officers once new recruits join the force. He said in the past when... more »
  • Baton Rouge getting bike friendly

    December 31, 2012 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Bike lanes, paths and shared-use roads have almost tripled in East Baton Rouge Parish since 2009. In 2009, Amanda LaGrange, a grants coordinator in the Mayor's Office overseeing the bike program, tells The Advocate there were only 23 miles of bike routes, and now there are 68... more »
  • First CATS budget with new tax money to be revealed next week

    November 9, 2012 8:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For the first time since voters approved a controversial tax in the spring to fund city public buses, leaders with the Capital Area Transit System will present its full operating budget for 2013. The budget will include the full tax revenue and could amount to $18 million,... more »
  • Brushing up on table manners for holiday meals Play Video

    November 9, 2012 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With lots of holiday meals right around the corner, it's a good time to brush up on your table manners. Our News 2 etiquette expert, Marthanne Calvi, offers these tips for people who want to show their best side this season. - The meal begins... more »
  • Police searching for armed robber

    October 29, 2012 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge said they're still searching for a masked gunman who held up a payday loan business today. Cpl. Thomas Stubbs with BRPD said they were called to American Cash Advance Payday Loans at 7171 Airline Highway around 12:30 p.m. He said they were... more »
  • BRPD: Interstate snarl started with out-of-gas car

    September 4, 2012 3:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a pileup which snarled traffic on I-10 and I-12 today started when one vehicle ran out of gas, and was rear-ended by another vehicle. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs with Baton Rouge Police said the incident on I-10 West at College Drive happened around 12:15 p.m.,... more »
  • LSU to host biofuels summit

    August 21, 2012 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Biofuels Processing Summit is set for Sept. 11-12 in Baton Rouge. The conference, sponsored by Louisiana State University, will be an overview of the growth of the state's biofuels industry. The program will be held at the Renaissance Hotel. Registration is $125 per person, with... more »

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