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  • Police say GoPro could be useful tool for motorcyclists Play Video

    February 2, 2015 6:44 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police say motorcycle riders should consider wearable cameras as a useful safety measure after a dangerous hit-and-run over the weekend. GoPro cameras are a usually considered a fun tool for photography enthusiasts, used to capture special moments and adventures, but for motorcyclists like Casey Brooks they... more »
  • Handcuffed woman drives cop car

    January 28, 2015 7:40 PM

    CENTER TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA- There was a 100 mile-per-hour chase with a woman with her hands cuffed behind her back at the wheel. Police in Pennsylvania say Roxanne Rimer, was caught on camera driving after she stole a police cruiser near Pittsburgh. She managed to get the car in... more »
  • Neighborhood relying on security cameras to catch thieves Play Video

    January 5, 2015 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A neighborhood is relying on security cameras to help assist police in the search for thieves who got away with their belongings over the weekend. The thieves got away with cash, gift cards and more when they burglarized more than a dozen cars. All of the... 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 »
  • Brusly council to approve police body cameras 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 »
  • City leader exploring the use of police officer body cameras Play Video

    September 10, 2014 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle is exploring the possibility of adding more eyes to what's going on during emergencies through the use of police body cameras. Marcelle said body cameras would add more transparency to the police department and would be an additional tool for investigations.... more »
  • Funeral procession nailed with red light tickets Play Video

    July 25, 2014 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A funeral procession driving with a police escort to a cemetery was hit with multiple red light tickets when the procession was ushered through an intersection at Coursey and Cedarcrest. "We had two police escorts on motorcycles, we all had our flashers on and we were in... more »
  • Best Buy's summer road trip ideas Play Video

    July 7, 2014 8:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Cody Dickerson with the Best Buy on Bluebonnet Blvd. in Baton Rouge stopped by 2une In Monday with some tips to help keep you busy on the way to vacation this summer. Some of his ideas include a tablet to keep your kids busy in the... more »
  • Brusly burglar caught on camera 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 »
  • Popular intersections for red light violations

    October 23, 2013 12:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Nearly 36,000 red light violations were issued in 2012, data obtained by WBRZ News 2 shows. The College Drive lights around I-10 are at the top of the list. Some 6,000 were snapped and issued to drivers who disobeyed red lights. Following College, Sherwood Forest at... more »
  • Zachary speed cameras gone in November Play Video

    September 30, 2013 10:13 PM

    ZACHARY - A controversial speed camera along Hwy. 19 in Zachary is on it's way out. The city and Redflex, the company who owns the traffic camera, will end the contract November 22. Those who drive through Zachary, are weary of the cameras. "As soon as you... more »
  • Troopers: guardrail camera system is a hoax

    September 17, 2013 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Police used the same platform to dispel rumors that has been used to fuel them about a new way to ticket speeding motorists. Troopers call a picture circulating the Internet showing a speed camera disguised inside a guardrail the "latest and greatest urban legend." The picture... more »
  • VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Trailer breaks free on interstate "bump" Play Video

    May 24, 2013 9:46 PM

    GROSS TETE - Drivers believe a jolt from a bump caused a runaway trailer on I-10 East near the Gross Tete Wednesday. Denham Springs resident Mike Dutcher caught the incredible video with his dash cam recorder. "We were both cruising along about 70 miles-per-hour and I slowed down... more »
  • Police release photos of car burglars

    May 21, 2013 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police asked for help identifying several people they said broke into a bait car in Baton Rouge which had hidden cameras inside. Detectives said the bait car was hit on two separate days. Three people were caught on camera breaking into the car on May 7... more »
  • Surveillance camera use controversy Play Video

    April 22, 2013 9:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When you take a stroll in downtown Baton Rouge, chances are someone is watching. "I don't like it," Jerry Corntwaite said. If you take a close look, you'll see surveillance cameras are all over the place. "That doesn't bother me," Avia Dimittia said. "If... more »
  • State lawmaker starts new fight against red light cameras Play Video

    February 21, 2013 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Representative Paul Hollis (R-Covington) says if you live in an area that does not use red light cameras, you should not have to pay fines. He has filed a bill for the upcoming session to make it law. Hollis says drivers with a car registered... 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 »
  • Controversial traffic camera ticket system discussed Wednesday

    February 12, 2013 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will debate the controversial red light camera system Wednesday evening. An item on the week's Metro Council meeting deals with the camera system's contract. American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (ATS) is in charge of the cameras that snap pictures of drivers running red lights and mails... more »
  • Companies donate security technology to Newtown

    January 18, 2013 4:29 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - A Connecticut company says it has nearly finished installing state-of-the-art security equipment at a school to which students moved after the deadly Newtown elementary school shooting. Thomas Marino Jr.'s father owns Advanced Security Technologies in Stratford. He says he reached out to manufacturers after the Dec. 14... more »
  • Lawmakers shown video of Benghazi attack

    November 15, 2012 6:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Lawmakers have seen a video made drone surveillance and security camera video that showed them in real time the attack in Libya that killed four Americans, including the ambassador. Top intelligence officials showed them the footage as part of hearings on the attack in September on the diplomatic... more »
  • Red light bills scheduled for debate in committee

    April 26, 2012 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers will consider several changes concerning red light camera operations in Louisiana. One would ban unpaid citations from issued through an automated camera system from being sent to a collection agency. We'll track these bills and others important to you today. Look for updates on more »
  • Council authorizes traffic camera negotiations

    April 18, 2012 7:28 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The Lafayette City-Parish Council has voted to give City-Parish President Joey Durel the approval to begin renegotiating the contract for the city's red-light camera enforcement program. Despite that vote on Tuesday, the future of the red-light cameras is uncertain, and the council is scheduled to decide next month... more »
  • Bill to change red light camera tickets rejected Play Video

    April 2, 2012 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Senate committee rejected a bill today that would have banned collection agencies from collecting fines for traffic tickets that came from red light cameras. Sen. J. P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, authored the bill because he said municipalities could collect their own fees, and sending them... more »
  • WBRSO: Critter camera catches peeping Tom Play Video

    February 17, 2012 2:42 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A West Baton Rouge Parish homeowner used a wildlife camera to catch a man peeking in on his wife while she was changing, according to sheriff's deputies. Deputies arrested Randy Thigpen this morning for peeping Tom charges and trespassing. Detectives said he was caught peering into... more »
  • LSU to add 170 new crime cameras

    February 8, 2012 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- LSU is adding 170 new crime cameras to the roughly 300 already on campus. Last semester, they helped solve at least five crimes on campus, according to Capt. Cory LaLonde with the LSU Police. They also saved some departments thousands of dollars. News 2's Stephanie... more »
  • Councilman's son shot

    February 6, 2012 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGEĀ - The search continues for the gunman who shot the 15-year-old of Councilman Chandler Loupe. The shooting happened Friday night according to EBR police during a drug deal in the Mayfair Subdivision. Coucilman Loupe's son was shot in the chest and remains hospitalized. News2 Reporter Chris... more »
  • Man caught on camera stealing change machine

    December 13, 2011 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos today of a man caught on camera stealing an entire change machine from an East Baton Rouge Parish car wash. Casey Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said the theft happened early the morning of Nov. 28 at the LA... more »
  • EBR Schools preparing for bus cameras

    August 25, 2011 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The process of installing cameras on East Baton Rouge school buses is about to begin, but the school district isn't footing the bill. The school board recently approved a measure to put the cameras on 35 of the district's 600 buses, at a cost of $7,000... more »
  • Camera found in government restroom, worker fired

    July 18, 2011 2:18 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - Lafayette's city-parish government has fired an employee accused of secretly recording video in a men's restroom of the planning and zoning department. Police said 38-year-old Jeffery Larcade, of Lafayette, was arrested Friday and booked with video voyeurism after a co-worker discovered the camera. He had... more »
  • Man claims deputy took away more than his rights

    June 27, 2011 6:44 PM

    BLANKS, La.- A man from Pointe Coupee Parish says a sheriff's deputy took away more than just his rights. Arthur Smith told News 2 that Deputy Corey Beach took his camera away after he started filming a crash that happened in front of his home late Saturday night. A... more »
  • Robber sought after knocking down cashier, fleeing on bike

    March 21, 2011 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for the man that attacked a cashier and robbed the Acadian Food Mart. Sgt. Don Stone said the robber was caught on camera when he came into the store around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The cashier told police the man came into the store... more »
  • BR man convicted of "movie bootlegging"

    February 15, 2011 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A man from Baton Rouge is the first in the state, to be convicted of "movie bootlegging." It's a new law, passed by the state legislature in 2005. Terry Briggs, 55, is convicted on six counts of Unlawful Operation of a Recording Device. Briggs will spend 3... more »
  • Men spotted on camera stealing from company

    December 20, 2010 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying two men caught on camera stealing from a construction company in the area. According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, on Nov. 20 two men cut through a chain link fence at PALA Interstate on Old Hammond... more »
  • FBI Alert on Video Barbie

    December 7, 2010 7:38 PM

    The FBI issued a cyber crime alert on a new Barbie doll that comes equipped with a hidden video camera. The camera is built into the necklace on Mattel's Barbie Video Girl and records up to 30 minutes of footage that can be downloaded to a computer. The FBI says... more »
  • BR copper thieves caught on camera

    December 7, 2010 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are asking the public’s help to identify two people who stole copper out of a pair of air conditioners in Baton Rouge. Two men were caught on a hidden security camera taking the air conditioners apart behind a storage building in the 13000 block of S.... more »
  • New Orleans pulling the plug on crime cameras

    October 15, 2010 12:14 PM

    The city of New Orleans is dropping its crime camera program. In seven years, the program has yielded six indictments. They include three for crimes caught on video and three for bribes and kickbacks a vendor is accused of paying a former city official to sell the cameras to city... more »
  • BR official accused of taking bribes put on leave

    October 8, 2010 11:44 AM

    The East Baton Rouge Parish official accused of receiving gifts in exchange for rewarding a no-bid contract for crime cameras has been put on administrative leave. Mayor-President Kip Holden's office put out a press release saying he had accepted the retirement of Don Evans, the city-parish Director of Information... more »
  • Documents claim BR, Lafayette officials took bribes

    October 6, 2010 4:25 PM

    New documents in a federal case involving a crime camera business claim the owner paid thousands of dollars in kickbacks to technology coordinators in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. The documents allege that starting in 2006, Mark St. Pierre, the owner of NetMethods, “showered” Baton Rouge’s Director of Information Services,... more »
  • Sorrento may use speed camera

    August 19, 2010 6:19 AM

    The Sorrento Town Council has agreed to consider setting up a camera-equipped trailer to automatically monitor automobile traffic and issue speeding tickets. The device takes photos of speeding cars from the front so drivers are visible in the images, and the unit could be parked anywhere. The company that provides... more »
  • Accused camera thief caught on tape

    December 11, 2009 11:02 AM

    A man from Denham Springs is in jail after investigators say he was caught stealing a hunting camera. Dustin Archibald, 21, is charged with theft and trespassing. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies say a camera took his picture Wednesday as he was stealing a decoy camera on another man's property near... more »
  • Fallout continues over wrong red light citation

    September 22, 2009 4:31 PM

    City leaders in Baton Rouge said quality control is in place to prevent the wrong person from receiving a red light citation in the mail. This comes a day after an exclusive News 2 investigation. Louisiana resident Troy Carter received a red light citation in the mail last month.... more »
  • Red light cameras headed to Ascension Parish

    September 18, 2009 5:14 AM

    Last night, the Ascension Parish Council unanimously agreed to allow red light cameras in unincorporated areas. Ascension Parish still needs to decide how many cameras and where to put them. The cameras take pictures of red-light runners and the drivers get a ticket in the mail. The first ticket... more »
  • Red light cameras on Ascension Parish Council agenda

    September 17, 2009 5:35 AM

    The Ascension Parish Council will consider adding red-light cameras in unincorporated areas. The first ticket would cost $95 and $145 for all violations after that. Notices go to the vehicle owner. To enforce payment, the parish may charge late fees, boot vehicles, take owners to court or report offenders... more »

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