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  • Wisconsin woman jumps on hood of her SUV to prevent theft Play Video

    May 25, 2017 5:36 PM

    MILWAUKEE - A Wisconsin woman pumping gas near downtown Milwaukee stopped a thief from stealing her SUV by jumping on its hood and clinging to the windshield wipers as the man tried to drive away in her vehicle. Melissa Smith admits it may not have been the best thing to... more »
  • Lawmaker delays vote on Louisiana gas tax hike

    May 24, 2017 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana lawmaker pushing to increase Louisiana's gas tax is urging his House colleagues to consider the proposal, which so far doesn't have enough votes to win passage. Republican Rep. Steve Carter, of Baton Rouge, delayed a scheduled vote on the tax hike bill until next week.... more »
  • Police: Mississippi man locked disabled child in hot car to punish mom

    May 24, 2017 1:28 PM

    COLUMBUS, Miss. - A Mississippi man is under arrest on a felony child abuse charge after police say he purposefully locked a disabled child in a hot car to punish the girl's mother. Thirty-one-year-old Brandon Windham was arrested last Thursday after witnesses said he walked away from a car with... more »
  • Services planned for 6-year-old Mississippi boy shot to death after car theft

    May 24, 2017 11:51 AM

    CANTON - Services have been set for a 6-year-old boy shot to death after a car theft outside a Jackson grocery store. WLBT-TV reports that a celebration of life for Kingston Frazier is planned for noon Friday at Morning Star Baptist Church. Byron McBride Jr.; Dwan Wakefield Jr.; and D'Allen... more »
  • Authorities respond to overturned vehicle on Jefferson Highway

    May 14, 2017 7:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are responding to an overturned vehicle on Jefferson Highway Sunday. The crash occurred around 6:15 p.m. Sunday night on Jefferson Highway at Director Drive. Sources say there were no reported injuries. There is currently no word on what caused the accident. more »
  • Suspect wanted for multiple Ascension Parish car burglaries Play Video

    May 13, 2017 8:18 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - In an attempt to seek more information about a suspect wanted for multiple vehicle burglaries, the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office released surviellance video of one of the break-ins. The sheriff's office says it received multiple complaints of car burglaries in and around the area of LA... more »
  • Pedestrian hospitalized after being struck on N. 32nd Street

    May 6, 2017 7:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person has been hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle on N 32nd Street Saturday afternoon. The victim was struck in the 1100 block of N 32nd Street shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday. Sources say the victim was transported from the scene in stable... more »
  • Sheriff's office seeking suspect in card skimming investigation

    May 6, 2017 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is seeking a suspect in connection to a card skimming and bank fraud investigation. According to EBRSO, the victim reported an unauthorized transaction of over $120 at a local business using her credit card Saturday. An investigation led to a... more »
  • Victims in Thursday Livonia crash identified as married couple Play Video

    April 27, 2017 7:44 PM

    LIVONIA - Two victims in a crash on Hwy 190 in Livonia Thursday have been identified. The 3-car crash happened just east of the city limits around 6:30 p.m. Livonia Police tell News 2, the wreck claimed the lives of Daniel and Ramonia O'Brien, a married couple from... more »
  • Police arrest man who broke out of patrol car Play Video

    April 27, 2017 3:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The Denham Springs Police Department arrested a man who escaped from the back of a patrol car Thursday afternoon. The search for Nicholas Allen began around 2 p.m. According to the police department, officers were serving a warrant at America's Best Value Inn off of Range... more »
  • 2-year-old hospitalized following crash on Hwy. 19

    April 26, 2017 8:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 2-year-old is among those transferred to the hospital following a crash on Hwy. 19. According to Baton Rouge Police Department officials, the crash happened on Hwy. 19 near Thomas Road. BRPD officials say a 2-year-old female inside one of the vehicles was transferred to... more »
  • Pedestrian in critical condition after being struck on Belleview Drive

    April 25, 2017 9:49 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - One person is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle on Belleview Drive Tuesday night. Sources say the victim was struck near the Exxon Mobil gas station on Belleview Drive around 8:40 p.m. The victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. According... more »
  • Lake Charles man killed in head-on crash on LA 171; Impairment suspected

    April 22, 2017 3:39 PM

    CALCASIEU PARISH - A Lake Charles man was killed in a head-on collision on LA 171 Friday night. According to Louisiana State Police, 61-year-old Carl Bryant was driving his 1992 Toyota Tercel on the wrong side of the highway when he crashed head-on into another vehicle around 10:10 p.m.... more »
  • Two hurt in 4-Mile Bridge crash that closed US 190 Play Video

    April 20, 2017 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say one person suffered "serious injuries" and another person was hurt in a wreck at the 4-Mile Bridge that shut down US 190 in both directions. The crash happened just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday night. AirMed was called to the scene to fly... more »
  • Three injured in bizarre crash involving car and tree Play Video

    April 19, 2017 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men were rushed to the hospital after they were pinned between a car and a tree Wednesday afternoon. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the driver lost control of their vehicle and hit a second vehicle parked in a driveway in the 10300 block... more »
  • 21-year-old killed after truck overturns in Terrebonne Parish

    April 19, 2017 2:10 PM

    TERREBONNE PARISH - Police say a Houma man was killed Wednesday morning when his vehicle rolled into a ditch. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred around 7:45 a.m. on Vahli Boulevard, south of Savanne Road. Police say 21-year-old Nicholaus Braud failed to negotiate a turn and drove... more »
  • One hospitalized in crash on Harding Boulevard

    April 18, 2017 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are responding to a crash on Harding Boulevard that left one vehicle overturned Tuesday. The crash occurred near the RaceTrac gas station on Harding Boulevard around noon. Sources say one victim was transported to the hospital in stable condition. This is a developing story.... more »
  • Man convicted of triple murder at Houston car lot, gets life

    April 11, 2017 8:37 PM

    HOUSTON - A Houston man will serve life in prison after being convicted of capital murder in a shooting rampage at a used car dealership that left three men dead. Jurors in Harris County deliberated more than three hours Tuesday before returning its verdict on James Tinsley IV. Since prosecutors... more »
  • STPSO: Toddler struck by vehicle in Slidell

    April 10, 2017 5:47 PM

    SLIDELL - Deputies are investigating an incident in which a small child was struck by a vehicle Sunday afternoon. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, the toddle was struck on E. Forest Blvd. at Whisperwood Blvd. Few details are known at this time. This is... more »
  • Florida boy drives car into canal with 2-year-old passenger

    April 8, 2017 8:40 PM

    LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Authorities say a Florida man let his 13-year-old son drive a car unsupervised around a neighborhood with a 2-year-old passenger before the boy crashed into a canal. Neither child was seriously hurt in Friday's crash in southwest Florida, The Fort Myers News-Press reported. The Florida Highway... more »
  • Intoxicated driver charged with hit and run, trying to destroy evidence

    April 8, 2017 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a man after he failed a sobriety test following a hit and run on LA 426 Friday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a reported accident on LA 426. Upon arrival, the victim said another driver rear ended her... more »
  • Crash causing major backup near I-10/I-12 split

    April 8, 2017 12:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A late-night crash on I-10 has backed up traffic past the 10/12 split. The accident happened near the College Dr. exit of westbound I-10 just before 11 p.m. Law enforcement officials have not released any information on how many cars were involved in the crash... more »
  • Police identify pedestrian struck in deadly Florida Blvd. crash Play Video

    April 6, 2017 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a vehicle on Florida Blvd Thursday night. Sources say the incident happened around 8:15 p.m. on Florida Blvd. near Wooddale Drive. Baton Rouge Police say 71-year-old Dwight Fox died at the scene after being struck by an SUV... more »
  • EBR Metro Councilman wants to fix neighborhood's traffic troubles Play Video

    April 5, 2017 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Metro Councilman is trying to fix a traffic issue in the Woodland Ridge neighborhood, but he says it could take a while. The city's traffic engineer said they have to first gather traffic data in the congested neighborhood to help narrow down the... more »
  • Metairie teen struck by car while skateboarding has died

    April 4, 2017 12:37 PM

    METAIRIE – A teen who was struck by a car while riding his skateboard in Metairie earlier this week has died, local media reports. According to WWLTV, 14-year-old Ryan Marchand was transported to a hospital in critical condition after the crash Monday night. Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputies say... more »
  • Mississippi couple arrested in death of man found in car

    April 1, 2017 2:14 PM

    AMITE - A Mississippi man and his girlfriend have been arrested in the shooting death of a man found in a car parked alongside Interstate 55. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies Friday arrested 36-year-old Rodney Reynold, of Tylertown, Mississippi, on charges of second-degree murder and obstruction of justice.... more »
  • 3 siblings killed in a car wreck

    April 1, 2017 11:39 AM

    LUCEDALE, Miss. - A grieving community has held a candlelight vigil and funeral services for three siblings who died in a car crash. The Sun Herald reports that the three were passengers in a car that slammed into a sign off a highway on Sunday, March 26. The driver, 23-year-old... more »
  • Recent car burglaries drive concerns for New Roads residents Play Video

    March 29, 2017 10:53 PM

    NEW ROADS - Residents are asking police to crack down on car burglars, but officials say they are having a hard time keeping them locked up when they are caught. One resident told WBRZ her car was broken into in the Fairfield subdivision one week ago. She said she... more »
  • Pedestrian struck by vehicle at BRCC

    March 29, 2017 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews are responding to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Baton Rouge Community College. The incident occurred around 1:15 p.m. at BRCC. EMS is en route to the scene. This is a developing story. We will update with more information as... more »
  • SUV drives through home on Rhodes Avenue

    March 28, 2017 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are investigating how a Chevrolet Tahoe ended up between a house and an oak tree Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses tell WBRZ that the SUV had turned from Monroe Avenue onto Rhodes Avenue, traveled around the tree and into a home. Photos from the scene significant... more »
  • Family visiting South Florida hit by truck while walking

    March 27, 2017 2:09 PM

    DANIA BEACH, Fla. - A pickup truck struck a family of six tourists as they were walking back to their South Florida hotel Sunday night. The Sun Sentinel reports one woman's leg was severed and a 10-year-old also suffered serious leg injuries. Four people, including the 57-year-old driver, were... more »
  • Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash

    March 26, 2017 11:48 AM

    BRADENTON, Fla. - Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida. Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post on Saturday night that track owners and staff were saddened by the crash. The statement says Steele was trying to win his 100th race in Florida. A... more »
  • Man found dead in vehicle on I-55 identified

    March 22, 2017 5:06 PM

    TANGIPAHOA - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the man found dead in a vehicle Mar. 15. According to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, 35-year-old Alphonse Reid of Kentwood was found dead in a silver Infinity G37x on the shoulder of I-55 at the LA 440 exit.... more »
  • Bicyclist in critical condition after being struck by vehicle

    March 14, 2017 9:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man has been taken to the hospital after a crash involving a bicycle and a car on Florida Boulevard. Crews responded to the incident in the 12000 block of Florida Blvd. around 8 p.m. Tuesday night. The incident occurred when a man attempted to... more »
  • Houston carjacker shoots, kills man because vehicle has manual transmission

    March 13, 2017 3:41 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - A man was fatally shot in front of his wife and 10-year-old daughter after being carjacked late Saturday night. According to a report from KTRK, the shooting happened just before midnight as 47-year-old Pedro Aguilar was sitting in his car in front of an apartment complex.... more »
  • WATCH: Car swerves off road, lands on roof in China Play Video

    March 12, 2017 6:01 PM

    CHINA - Footage showing a car landing on the roof of a home in China's Jiangsu Providence surfaced Sunday. The homeowner says he was investigating a loud noise in his home when he discovered the SUV had crashed through his ceiling. The driver of the vehicle said he... more »
  • Lanes reopen on I-10 East at Miss. River Bridge

    March 12, 2017 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open on I-10 East at the Mississippi River Bridge after an accident closed the center and left lanes Sunday afternoon. Congestion from this incident has cleared as of 7:35 p.m. Check WBRZ's traffic-tracking technology for updates across the Baton Rouge area. more »
  • Driver ejected through windshield in fatal Ascension Parish crash

    March 10, 2017 11:11 PM

    GONZALES - One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish, according to Louisiana State Police The crash occurred near LA 431, east of Airline Highway just before 10:00 p.m. Sources say the driver hit a tree and was ejected through the windshield of their vehicle.... more »
  • Woman arrested in critical burning of niece

    March 4, 2017 6:38 PM

    JENNINGS - A 29-year-old woman is in custody a month after her 4-year-old niece was critically burned while in her care. Brant Thompson, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's chief deputy, said Saturday that Gail Marie Brown was arrested late Friday on five charges including negligent injuring, obstruction of justice and... more »
  • Valet arrested after downtown joyride in guest's $200,000 sports car Play Video

    February 27, 2017 11:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a hotel valet driver accused of taking a guest's expensive sports car on a late-night joyride downtown. Kenneth Smith, 22, posted bond and was released charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm. The incident occurred Feb.... more »
  • Man wanted for vehicle burglary on Lanier Drive Play Video

    February 27, 2017 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge Sheriff's detectives are searching for a man who broke into a vehicle at a home in the 5800 block of Lanier Drive. The incident occurred on Feb. 24 when responding deputies found forced entry into the vehicle with its contents scattered about inside.... more »
  • Vehicle crashes into Donaldsonville home, starts house fire

    February 26, 2017 11:15 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A home is reportedly on fire after a vehicle crashed into it Sunday night. According to the Ascesnion Parish Sheriff's Office, firefighters are responding to the scene of the fire on Christy Drive. It is not yet known if anyone has been injured as a result of... more »
  • 8-year-old girl fatally shot after Houston car crash

    February 25, 2017 1:07 PM

    HOUSTON - Police say an 8-year-old girl has been fatally shot after the vehicle she was in was involved in a car crash in Houston. Investigators say the girl and her mother were traveling down a Houston roadway early today when their Honda Accord was hit by a speeding Pontiac.... more »
  • No classes for funeral after teen killed in weekend crash

    February 19, 2017 10:28 PM

    NEW ROADS – False River Academy in New Roads will cancel classes Wednesday to allow faculty and students to attend the funeral of a senior student. Louisiana State Police say 17-year-old Clayton Jarreau was killed while traveling southbound on LA 417 early Sunday morning. Troopers say he was not... more »
  • Father, son killed in head-on collision with each other in Alabama

    February 18, 2017 9:55 PM

    WINFIELD, Ala. - Authorities say a father and son have been killed in a head-on collision with each other in Fayette County, Alabama. Alabama state troopers say alcohol is a factor in the crash that killed 50-year-old Jeffrey Morris Brasher and 22-year-old Austin Blaine Brasher. They both lived in Bankston,... more »
  • 26 people detained after Turkey car bomb attack

    February 18, 2017 11:20 AM

    ISTANBUL - Turkish officials say 26 people have been detained following a car bomb attack, which killed two people in the southeast of the country. The car bomb exploded Friday near the lodgings of judges and prosecutors in the mainly Kurdish town of Viransehir in Sanliurfa province, bordering Syria. Footage... more »
  • Woman admits to smoking meth before crash; two children hurt

    February 12, 2017 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested an impaired woman Saturday after she was involved in a crash which injured her two children. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 55-year-old Rhonda Buche crashed her truck into a tree on Greenwell Springs Road around 2 p.m. Buche was injured along... more »
  • Gibson woman ejected from vehicle in deadly crash

    February 6, 2017 9:39 PM

    GIBSON- A woman was ejected from her vehicle and killed in a crash in Terrebonne Parish Monday afternoon. According to Louisina State Police, 46-year-old Amy MacDougall was traveling east on North Bayou Black Drive when she entered a curve on the roadway. MacDougall tried to steer with the curve... more »
  • Police: man shot at victims over money owed for car repairs

    February 4, 2017 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man faces attempted murder charges after he reportedly shot at someone over money owed for a car repair. The incident happened on around 2 a.m. on Dec. 2, 2016. According to arrest records, Baton Rouge Police officers responded to Kleinpeter Road in reference... more »
  • DOTD fixes potholes after officer crash, but some say it's not enough Play Video

    February 3, 2017 8:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer, injured in a motorcycle crash after hitting a pot hole Wednesday, is expected to recover from his injuries. Police say he was escorting an 18-wheeler and hit the pothole...losing control of his bike and ended up hitting another vehicle. The officer has... more »
  • BRPD squad car involved in accident on Airline Highway Play Video

    February 3, 2017 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer was involved in an accident on Airline Highway. #BREAKING @BRPD officer involved in a crash on Airline Hwy near Coursey Blvd. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/YFSkVDuoaP — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) February 4, 2017 The crash happened on Airline Highway... more »
  • Ohio mom made up story about 4-year-old in stolen car

    January 30, 2017 5:03 PM

    COLUMBUS - Police say an Ohio woman who said her 4-year-old daughter was sleeping in her car when it was stolen made up the story so officers would quickly find the vehicle. Columbus police say the car was located Monday morning and the child was found unharmed. But police had... more »
  • Man wanted for questioning after posing as car seller online

    January 24, 2017 1:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is attempting to identify a suspect wanted for posing as a car seller online. The victim of the incident lives outside of Louisiana and reported that they were corresponding with a person selling a vehicle online, according to the sheriff's... more »
  • All lanes open in Prarieville after multiple crashes Tuesday morning

    January 24, 2017 10:05 AM

    ASCENSION - I-10 westbound between LA 30 and LA 73 reopened to drivers after it was shut down for hours due to multiple crashes. Commuters experienced heavy delays around 9 a.m. until the interstate reopened around 11:30 a.m. According to Louisiana State Police, there was an accident involving... more »

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