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  • Brusly liquor license denial sparks tension at council meeting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 2, 2015 10:56 PM

    BRUSLY - A former police chief, who pleaded guilty to criminal charges connected to things he did while in office, was denied a liquor license for a convenience store he and his girlfriend purchased together. Jamie Whaley and Tricia Michel sat before the Brusly Council Monday night as officials... more »
  • Trinity Marine workers avoid lay offs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 2, 2015 7:00 PM

    BRUSLY - About 300 workers at the Trinity Marine plant don't have to worry about layoffs after the facility received a new contract within the last week. Lane Ashford runs a machine shop called Triangle Rotating Equipment. He repairs any piece of equipment that breaks, and he works closely with... more »
  • Trinity barge manufacturer closing in Brusly check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 26, 2015 4:13 PM

    BRUSLY - Barge manufacturer Trinity Marine Products said they plan to close their Brusly facility permanently next month, laying off all 283 of their workers. Workers said they learned of the layoffs on Monday. "I didn't believe it at first," said welder Cody Davis. "Then they handed me my... more »
  • Former police chief pleads no contest to malfeasance check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 23, 2015 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Brusly's former police chief pleaded "no contest" to malfeasance charges Thursday in connection with a missing guns and cash case from his time in office. Jamie Whaley didn't utter a word as he exited the courtroom. He admitted to stealing guns and forging signatures on department... more »
  • Brusly Wrestling: Winning Tradition check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 19, 2015 9:41 PM

    BRUSLY - There's Dynasties in sports. And then there's Brusly Wrestling. The Panthers are winners of the last three Division III state titles. They've also brought home the championship trophy 10 out of the last 11 years. This year, Brusly is trying to make it four straight at... more »
  • Trial date set for former Brusly police chief

    February 2, 2015 1:48 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The former Brusly police chief accused of stealing guns and cash from his own department is scheduled to go to trial in April. Jamie Whaley and his attorneys met with prosecutors for a pre-trial conference Monday. The trial date was set for April 20, with pre-trial... more »
  • Brusly approved for police body cameras

    October 13, 2014 10:18 PM

    BRUSLY- The police department here will likely be getting body cameras for officers, the latest trend in police gear. Monday, the council approved the deal as expected. A week earlier , they heard from Brusly Interim Police Chief Richie Johnson who wanted the cameras for his force. "It's... more »
  • Port Allen reclaims Sugar Cane Classic with 25-22 win over Brusly

    October 10, 2014 11:50 PM

    BRUSLY - The Port Allen Pelicans survived a tight rivalry game with Brusly, taking down the Panthers 25-22 in another great edition of the Sugar Cane Classic. The Pels fired first right out of the gate with a 60 yard touchdown run by James Jones on the first play... more »
  • Brusly council to approve police body cameras check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 6, 2014 9:49 PM

    BRUSLY - Monday, Brusly Interim Police Chief Richie Johnson asked city leaders to allocate money to outfit his force with body cameras. Law enforcement agencies are quickly catching on to the new technology that gives them a better view of the scene. Police in Addis have been using them... more »
  • Trains could cause nightmare traffic to get worse check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 12, 2014 10:30 PM

    BRUSLY - A flood of trains in West Baton Rouge Parish might make some drivers' nightmare traffic commute even worse. "It's going to get worse before it gets better," Parish President "Pee Wee" Berthelot said. Berthelot spoke with Union Pacific Railroad officials about more trains carrying potentially explosive... more »
  • Louisiana Bayou Bistro's blackened red fish, twice baked potato and more check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 10, 2014 7:50 AM

    BRUSLY - Our September Chef of the Month for 2une In is Louisiana Bayou Bistro in Brusly. Chef Chucky Lejeune was in the 2une In kitchen with Bridgette Chatelain to showcase some of the restaurants most delicious entrées, including blackened red fish, fried catfish, twice baked potatoes and grilled... more »
  • Cattle prods and a bull whip part of former chief's bizarre arsenal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 9, 2014 9:53 PM

    BRUSLY - Town leaders plan to hold an auction to recoup some of the money used on questionable items purchased by the former police chief. In addition to dozens of guns current police chief Richie Johnson calls unnecessary, the town is getting rid of cattle prods, a bull whip,... more »
  • Brusly Police searching for its own missing guns check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 9, 2014 4:09 PM

    BRUSLY - An audit found that 20 guns went missing from the Brusly Police Department while former Chief of Police Jamie Whaley ran the department. In a four year span handguns, shotguns and assault rifles vanished from the department. Brusly Mayor Joey Normand says the town is doing everything... more »
  • Audit: Police chief had access to 2 secret bank accounts check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 8, 2014 10:44 PM

    BRUSLY - Former police chief Jamie Whaley is under the microscope again following an audit that found he had access to two separate and secret bank accounts as chief. The situation was discussed Monday evening when Brusly leaders met their regular meeting. They focused conversation on $1500 worth of... more »
  • Former police chief pleads not guilty to new charges check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 5, 2014 3:21 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Former Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley entered not guilty pleas in court Tuesday for theft, malfeasance and two forgery charges. Whaley was convicted of using the town's gas card to fuel up his personal truck and boat back in April. Whaley confessed to WBRZ's Chief Investigator... more »
  • Former Brusly police chief pleads not guilty to malfeasance, other charges

    August 5, 2014 9:06 AM

    BRUSLY - Former Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley has pleaded not guilty to malfeasance, theft and two counts of forgery. State investigators accused the town's former top cop of stealing seven guns from the Brusly Police Department and forging checks to get extra cash back in June. Detectives booked... more »
  • LSP trying to warm up hit-and-run case

    July 14, 2014 9:08 PM

    BRUSLY - State Police are asking for help again as investigators search for the truck or SUV involved in a hit-and-run that left a seven-year-old injured recently. Video captured by a home security system shows what appears to be a mid-1990's Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon leaving the area... more »
  • Child hit by SUV, police looking for driver

    July 5, 2014 3:38 PM

    BRUSLY - State police say a 7-year-old was the victim of a hit and run Friday afternoon. It happened on River Road north of La Hwy 989-1 in Brusly. Officials say the child was hit by a white SUV, possibly a early to mid-1990's Chevy Tahoe or GMC Yukon,... more »
  • Fire: Arson in Baton Rouge Saturday morning

    June 14, 2014 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Arson is believed to be the cause of an early morning house fire in Baton Rouge Saturday morning, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department. It happened on the 3900 block of Billops street off 39th street just before 6 a.m. Fire officials say there were... more »
  • Officer in wheelchair terminated, not certified to fire weapon check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 9, 2014 10:36 PM

    BRUSLY - A school resource officer, who should have been certified to fire his department-issued weapon, was terminated by Interim Brusly Police Chief Richie Johnson because he was not able to officially carry a gun. Gill Banta was hired in December 2008 at the direction of then-Chief Jamie Whaley.... more »
  • WBR traffic delays emergency services check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 2, 2014 6:29 PM

    BRUSLY- Acadian Ambulance Services face daily rush hour traffic delays in West Baton Rouge. "If you can't get over that Intracoastal bridge before the big pileup then you will just sit there for quite some time, because there's no where for anyone to go to yield to an emergency vehicle... more »
  • Baton Rouge schools advance to Fastpitch 56

    April 25, 2014 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local softball teams had their seasons on the line Friday night, with a shot at advancing to the state quarterfinals and Fastpitch 56 in Sulphur next weekend. 5A teams did the best, with four area teams advancing on to keep their seasons alive: St. Amant, East... more »
  • Former Brusly Police Chief pleads guilty

    April 17, 2014 5:50 PM

    BRUSLY- Former Police Chief, Jamie Whaley, pleaded guilty to a felony malfeasance charge. Jamie Whaley is sentenced to 18-months supervised probation and $500 in fines. He admits using a town credit-card to put fuel in his personal vehicle and boat. Whaley paid back more than $1,000 and turned in... more »
  • Brusly mayor, council in disbelief over chief resignation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 14, 2014 9:55 PM

    BRUSLY - The mayor and city council went behind closed doors Monday night at the request of Asst. District Attorney Tony Clayton, to discuss investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct. The executive session lasted for about 45 min. Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley announced plans to resign from... more »
  • Plaquemine discusses indicted chief check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 11, 2014 6:43 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - People in Plaquemine are not happy to have a man indicted on criminal charges patrolling their streets, and town officials said they're discussing his employment. Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley was indicted Thursday by a West Baton Rouge Grand Jury on one count of felony theft and... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Arrested officer still enforcing laws check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 24, 2014 3:41 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Tonight, there are serious questions about why Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley is enforcing laws in another municipality. Whaley was arrested on charges of felony theft and malfeasance in January, after confessing to an FBI agent that he fraudulently used the town's credit card to gas up his... more »
  • Brusly burglar caught on camera check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 27, 2014 4:38 PM

    BRUSLY - Police in Brusly are on the lookout for a crook who kicked in a door, then went running when the home's alarm went off. It happened in broad daylight in the Brusly Oaks Subdivision in off Louisiana Highway 1. Crime isn't something homeowner Rene Picard worried about... more »
  • WBR, Iberville Parish crack down on warrants check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 10, 2014 11:02 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Plaquemine Police Department served around 200 warrants Friday morning netting around 25 arrests, according to Plaquemine Police Assistant Chief Kenny Payne. Payne says the department is clearing outstanding warrants for anything from unpaid traffic violations to felonies. The Addis Police Department, Brusly Police, West Baton... more »
  • Brusly Police searching for burglar check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 15, 2013 5:48 PM

    BRUSLY- Police are looking for a thief after 11 unlocked cars were burglarized in the Brusly Oaks subdivision Sunday night. The thief ransacked the unlocked vehicles, stealing prescription pills, electronics and at least one gun. "Opened up my passenger door, which was unlocked, and just so happened, my... more »
  • Staircase collapse on "Bonnie and Clyde" set, 15 injured check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 11, 2013 6:38 PM

    BRUSLY, La. - Between 10-15 background actors known as extras were injured on the set of the "Bonnie and Clyde" mini-series around 11 p.m. Friday, according to West Baton Rouge Sheriff Mike Cazes. Cazes says two of the extras were transported to a hosptial and the others received minor... more »
  • Missing teacher's family visits from Belgium check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 11, 2013 4:55 PM

    BRUSLY - It's been 640 days since anyone has heard from Sylvianne Finck Lozada, her daughter Angelina, or her husband Oscar who's been named a "person of interest" in her disappearance. Lozada's godson, Anton Finck, met with friends and colleagues at Brusly High School Thursday to get a first-hand... more »
  • New recycling carts for parts of WBR check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 13, 2013 11:25 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Residents in parts of West Baton Rouge Parish will get new, larger recycling carts this week. On Thursday, crews with Allied Waste will begin distributing the new recycling carts to people in unincorporated parts of the parish and in the towns of Addis and Brusly. News... more »
  • WBR Deputy: "My home was illegally searched by Brusly Police Officer" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 4, 2013 4:04 PM

    ADDIS- A West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy claims a Brusly Police Officer illegally searched her house recently. It happened last July as the Officer was conducting a residency check for the West Baton Rouge Parish School Board. Turns out, the Brusly Police Officer did not have a parish... more »
  • Investigators looking for cause of saloon fire

    February 4, 2013 10:44 AM

    ADDIS - Investigators said they're still looking for the cause of a fire which destroyed a saloon overnight in West Baton Rouge Parish. Brusly Fire Chief Mike Alleman said crews battled the Mad Hog Saloon fire for about five hours, leaving the scene at around 4 a.m. today. ... more »
  • Need for security cameras in West Baton Rouge discussed Play Video

    January 25, 2013 4:52 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - Since Benedetto's Market opened its doors in 2004, customers were their first priority. One of their first moves was to beef up security. "We have a pretty extensive system in the office that that helps us keep an eye on things when you can't be... more »
  • Investigators searching for clues in recovered car

    January 23, 2013 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they are still investigating a car they believe was used in a pharmacy robbery which turned into a hostage standoff and deadly police shooting this week. Col. Richey Johnson said authorities sent the car believed to have been the getaway vehicle in Monday night's... more »
  • Hostage-taker's getaway car recovered in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 23, 2013 12:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police have found the car they believe was the planned getaway vehicle in a Monday night armed robbery that eventually led to a hostage standoff and police shooting in West Baton Rouge where the suspect was killed. Authorities had been looking for the black Pontiac Firebird since... more »
  • Police identify suspect killed in hostage standoff check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 22, 2013 10:28 AM

    ADDIS - Authorities identified the suspect killed during a hostage standoff last night, and said one other person connected to the case is still on the loose. Col. Richie Johnson with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said police shot and killed Ray Charles Hayes, 50, as he threatened... more »
  • Hostage suspect shot, killed when he began to threaten hostage

    January 21, 2013 8:39 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A kidnapper was shot and killed by authorities in West Baton Rouge Monday night, after threatening to shoot and kill the hostage he snatched at gunpoint earlier in the evening. The man's name has not been released. The hostage is recovering from injuries sustained after a car... more »
  • LSP: Robbery turns into hostage situation

    January 21, 2013 6:33 PM

    ADDIS - Authorities confirmed they are working a hostage situation at this hour in West Baton Rouge Parish. State Police said they are assisting Addis Police in the situation, after the suspect crashed a stolen police cruiser near the Intracoastal Canal. Troopers said it started as a robbery... more »
  • Thousands get power restored after evening-long outage

    December 5, 2012 10:03 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- About two hours after a mysterious power outage, most people have had electricity restored. Something happened at a substation, leaving thousands along LA 1 in the dark. From Plaquemine to Brusly, people didn't have power Wednesday night. Crews were able to find the issue, and restore power... more »
  • Thousands lose power Wednesday evening

    December 5, 2012 7:39 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Thousands of people are without power after connectivity was lost between some power grids Wednesday night. Mayor Mark Gulotta said the issue is believed to be a connection problem with an Entergy line. Gulotta said crews are working to pinpoint which line is having an issue, and restore... more »
  • West Baton Rouge Parish looks at expanding school

    August 16, 2012 7:47 AM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent David Corona has received permission from the school board to seek architects' proposals for a possible expansion at Brusly Elementary School. Corona told the board Wednesday he also plans to ask architects to draw a "footprint" for a new high... more »
  • Port Allen and Brusly look for ways to end violence check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 30, 2012 10:46 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A pair of brothers is charged in the separate murders that led to a community meeting in Brusly Wednesday night. Carl and Marcus Richardson are accused of killing Justin Warner and Etan Irving. Everyone agrees the violence has to stop. But, the question was how... more »
  • Arrest made in deadly Port Allen shooting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 14, 2012 12:07 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff's deputies arrested a man they said shot and killed a Brusly teen this weekend at a Port Allen gas station. Col. Richie Johnson with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested Marcus Richardson, 22, in connection with the shooting Sunday night. Johnson... more »
  • Rash of car burglaries puts neighborhood on alert check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 5, 2012 4:25 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A West Baton Rouge neighborhood is on alert after burglars went through more than a dozen vehicles in their neighborhood, even stealing one. Nearly 20 vehicles were hit overnight on Emily Drive. Most were just rummaged through, but Andrew Law's truck was stolen. "I was... more »
  • "River Ranch" style neighborhood proposed for Brusly check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 17, 2012 5:57 PM

    BRUSLY - "Stonewall Plantation" could add hundreds of homes and a "Town Center" to Brusly. The proposed development would extend from La. 1 northwest along W. St. Francis Street, past South Labauve Ave. The "Town Center" will incorporate a number of local shops and maybe restaurants. Project engineers... more »
  • Friends of missing teacher want private investigator check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 8, 2011 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been five months since local teacher Sylviane Finch Lozada went missing. Now friends are desperate for information about the case, and say they're not getting any answers from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. "We're in the process of hiring a private investigator to hopefully... more »
  • Athletes remember missing teacher with stickers, pins at game

    September 23, 2011 10:22 PM

    BRUSLY- Athletes at Brusly High School are hoping to keep the story of their missing teacher, and the hope that she'll turn up, alive, in the form of stickers and pins on their uniforms. The football team and cheerleading squad revealed the tribute to Sylvianne Lozada at the team's... more »
  • Brusly residents concerned about leftover debris

    September 1, 2011 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In West Baton Rouge Parish, people are worried about what's left behind from the last thunderstorm, and what it could do with a storm blowing in this weekend. Piles of debris that vary from some the size of school-aged children, to others as high as a house,... more »
  • School fills position of missing teacher

    August 5, 2011 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The school year at Brusly High in West Baton Rouge Parish will be noticeably different. Sylvianne Lozada, a foreign language teacher there, disappeared one month ago today. Her family last heard from her on June 5, and her husband and daughter left the country a few... more »
  • Colleague of missing teacher reveals new information

    August 3, 2011 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New information could help detectives figure out what happened leading up to 51-year-old Sylviane Lozada's mysterious disappearance nearly one month ago. Philippe Radalet has known Lozada since the mid-1990s when they both moved from Belgium to Louisiana to teach French under "the Council for the Development... more »
  • Missing teacher investigation goes international

    August 3, 2011 9:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The search for a missing Brusly High School foreign language teacher has gone international. News agencies around the world have picked up the bizarre and mysterious disappearance of 51-year-old Sylviane Finck Lozada. "Le Journal", a national news organization in Belgium picked up the story last... more »
  • Neighbors speak out about teacher's disappearance

    July 27, 2011 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As detectives continue investigating the mysterious disappearance of 51-year-old Sylviane Finck Lozada of Brusly, the optimism of some close friends is waning. Irma and John Tullier have lived in West Baton Rouge Parish all their lives. John served in World War II fighting in the Battle... more »
  • New develoments in Brusly teacher's disappearance

    July 26, 2011 6:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the search continues for 51-year-old Sylviane Finch Lozada, co-workers at Brusly High School have set up a fund in her name. The "Sylviane Finck Lozada Fund" will help pay for the travel arrangements for Lozada's family in Belgium when they decide to make the trip. ... more »
  • New develoments in Brusly teacher's disappearance

    July 25, 2011 6:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The search continues for a missing Brusly High School teacher. Sylviane Finch Lozada last spoke to family member in Belgium on July 11, 2011. Monday morning, police tape sealed the door of her home in Baton Rouge. In a statement, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office... more »

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