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  • 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 »
  • Lightning strike sparks fire at grocery store

    August 6, 2012 10:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Grocery store Hi-Nabor caught on fire Monday. Investigators believe it was struck by lightning. "It was a loud boom, a loud noise...then we smelled smoke, like wires or something burning. It was just really nerve-racking, but we got everyone out and everybody is safe. So that's a... more »
  • Romney to announce VP pick by smartphone app

    July 31, 2012 2:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - Want to be among the first to know who Mitt Romney picks for a running mate? There's an app for that. Romney's campaign on Tuesday announced an iPhone and Android application to alert supporters when Romney makes his vice presidential pick. The campaign promises they can find out... more »
  • DA drops charges after witness changes testimony

    July 27, 2012 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Testimony by the prosecution's star witness in the murder-for-hire trial of local rapper Torrence "Lil Boosie" Hatch is now affecting other cases. On Thursday, prosecutors dropped two counts of first-degree murder against Johnathan Rogers, 19. He was accused in the slaying of Charles Matthews and Darryl... more »
  • Teen wounded in movie shooting headed home

    July 26, 2012 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Bonnie Kate Pourciau, a Baton Rouge teen wounded during the deadly movie theater shooting in Colorado, is on her way back home. Pourciau went through multiple surgeries since she was shot in the leg at the premiere of the new Batman movie in Aurora, Colo. last... more »
  • Investigators waiting on autopsy in Albert Hart death

    July 23, 2012 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a death over the weekend in Baton Rouge has not been ruled a homicide. Police found a person deceased in the area of 500 Albert Hart on Sunday. A spokesperson said there were no obvious signs of foul play. An autopsy was scheduled... more »
  • APSO: Man arrested for having sex with 13-year-old runaway

    July 6, 2012 3:49 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish authorities arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he had sex with a 13-year-old girl who ran away from her home in Gonzales. Major Kevin Hanna with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested Michael Long, 40, of Baton Rouge on Thursday, the... more »
  • Baking with red, white and blue Play Video

    July 4, 2012 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Celebrate Independence Day with red, white and blue desserts. Fairy Dust Cakes from Denham Springs shared baking and cake decorating tips with WBRZ anchor Rosa Flores. Check out more from Fairy Dust Cakes by visiting their Facebook page . more »
  • Free, confidential HIV testing in Baton Rouge today

    June 27, 2012 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's National HIV Testing Day, and the Baton Rouge AIDS Society wants to provide the opportunity for people to take part. The society is offering free and confidential testing until midnight tonight. It's the eighth year they have held the testing, and their goal is to... more »
  • DEQ investigates chemical spill

    June 22, 2012 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Environmental Quality is investigating a spill that happened at the ExxonMobil Chemical Plant. A report from the plant earlier this wekk said the spill on June 14 turned out to be much larger than initially reported, which prompted the investigation. News 2's... more »
  • Abandoned structures coming down

    June 21, 2012 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Vacant, rundown structures in Baton Rouge are becoming a problem. In an effort to get rid of them, city officials are tearing them down, one by one. At 6pm, News 2's Adrian Pittman, gets answers on what this could mean for your neighborhood. more »
  • Man accused of indecent behavior with juveniles

    June 20, 2012 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a Baton Rouge man this week in suspicion of indecent behavior with juveniles, according to the Attorney General's Office. A spokesperson said Ory Sellers, 28, was arrested Tuesday as part of a joint investigation with the AG's Office, Homeland Security and the East Baton... more »
  • Husband sought in shooting of pregnant woman Play Video

    June 19, 2012 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police filed for an arrest warrant this afternoon, after they said the husband of a pregnant whoman shot her during an argument earlier today. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the shooting happened at 12:40 p.m. on 2025 Bay Street, and that a 26-year-old male shot a 23-year-old... more »
  • Painter scheduled for arraignment on federal charges

    June 13, 2012 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Alcohol and Tobacco Control commissioner Murphy Painter is scheduled to be in federal court for an arraignment this afternoon. He faces 42 felony counts of computer fraud, making false statements and identity theft. He's accused of misusing his authority to run unnecessary background checks on... more »
  • Audit: Job-training program overspends

    June 12, 2012 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new report from the Legislative Auditor's Office says a state job-training and employment program spent between $3 million and $5 million more on transportation than it should have compared to practices used in other states or even within other areas of state government. The Times-Picayune reports... more »
  • People line up to pay fines before jail re-opens

    June 12, 2012 9:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lines formed outside city court in Baton Rouge this morning as people waited to pay off fines before the misdemeanor jail re-opens next week. After Monday, June 18, people with outstanding misdemeanor warrants in East Baton Rouge Parish could be arrested and taken to the city... more »
  • Police looking for hit-and-run driver in I-10 wreck

    June 11, 2012 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said this morning's 18-wheeler wreck on I-10 East, which tied up traffic across Baton Rouge, was the work of a hit-and-run driver. Sgt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said around 8:40 a.m. a white car cut in front of the 18-wheeler, which was hauling... more »
  • I-10E reopened after big rig wreck

    June 11, 2012 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities re-opened parts of I-10 East in Baton Rouge as work continues to remove an overturned 18-wheeler. Sgt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said lanes could be open and closed temporarily to finish cleanup operations. He ealier advised drivers to avoid I-10 East until cleanup... more »
  • Murder-suicide victims both filed restraining orders

    June 8, 2012 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Both victims in a murder-suicide this morning in Baton Rouge sought restraining orders aginst the other, according to court records. Investigators said Rouche Coleman, 38, broke into the home of his estranged wife, 35-year-old Kesia Coleman, early this morning. Deputies said Rouche shot and killed Kesia,... more »
  • Benefit planned for crash victims

    June 5, 2012 4:41 PM

    SLAUGHTER - People in East Feliciana Parish organized a beneft concert for later this week to support the family of seven people hurt or killed in a car crash. Six members of John Gaines Sr.'s family were killed by an accused drunk driver, Brett Gerald, last week. A seventh... more »
  • Conservative group asks for video poker bill veto

    June 5, 2012 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The conservative Louisiana Family Forum is asking Gov. Bobby Jindal to veto three bills that tweak the state's video poker laws. In a letter sent to the governor, Family Forum leader Gene Mills says the changes would deregulate video poker. One measure, sponsored by Republican Sen. Danny... more »
  • Car drives into LSU Lakes

    June 4, 2012 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police responded to a car which drove into the LSU Lakes near I-10 this afternoon. The wreck happened at the exit off I-10 East onto Dalrymple Drive. Baton Rouge Police responded to the scene, and EMS reported one person was treated and released at the... more »
  • A glance at 2012 At The Capitol

    June 4, 2012 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's lawmakers spent three months combing through bills in the regular legislative session. Nearly 2,000 bills were filed for consideration. Here's a look at what happened to some of the issues, with the session ending Monday: BUDGET: A $25.6 billion budget proposal for 2012-13 will finance... more »
  • Tigers coach marks Regional win at Capitol

    June 4, 2012 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers took time before the close of the legislative session Monday to applaud LSU's Regional baseball win this weekend. Coach Paul Mainieri spoke at the session this morning, and said he hopes the Tigers will bring home a seventh national championship title. Mainieri said the... more »
  • La. Legislature's 3-month session wraps up today

    June 4, 2012 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers enter their last day of the three-month legislative session Monday with two big-money matters awaiting final decisions, a $3.4 billion elementary and secondary education funding formula and a multiyear state construction budget topping $4 billion. The regular legislative session must end by 6 p.m. A day... more »
  • BRPD: Shooting victim was pregnant, baby survives

    June 1, 2012 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a woman found shot and in critical condition earlier this week died today, but the child she was six months pregnant with survived. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Allison Brue, 31, was removed from life support earlier today. She was found shot in the... more »
  • Worker hurt trying to shut off gas fire

    May 30, 2012 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A gas meter caught on fire and injured one utility worker this afternoon in Baton Rouge. Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said it happened this afternoon behind a home on Madras Drive. Flames from the meter could be seen shooting up behind the... more »
  • Neighbors call murder-suicide gunman 'ticking time bomb' Play Video

    May 29, 2012 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man and his stepdaughter are dead after an argument over a computer password. It happened on Cedarcrest Ave just after 8:30 Monday night. Police say David Robinson, 57, shot and killed his stepdaughter, 26-year-old Reagan Rowe, before turning the gun on himself. Police say Robinson... more »
  • One injured in WBR plant fire, authorities evacuate nearby homes Play Video

    May 21, 2012 10:52 AM

    PORT ALLEN - State Police shut down a section of highway in West Baton Rouge Parish after a chemical fire injured one at the facility Monday morning and began releaseing chemicals. Authorities say the plant Air Liquide at 7425 Hwy 190 West is on fire and releasing Acetylene. They... more »
  • BRPD: Shot teen missing from group home for months

    May 21, 2012 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a teen shot this weekend in Baton Rouge was a runaway from a state group home, and had been missing for months. Sgt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said the 16-year-old female was shot just after midnight Sunday morning in the 3700 block... more »

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