December 16, 2014 3:23 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the identity of a woman who was hit and killed by a car late Monday night.
Maria Cunningham, 35, was walking in the middle of 72nd Avenue just before midnight when she was hit by Honda Accord being driven by an unidentified 23 year... more »
December 13, 2014 4:41 PM
BATESVILLE, Miss. - Hundreds of people attended the funeral of a woman set on fire in Mississippi and left to die by the side of the road. The Rev. Eric Greggs noted that Jessica Chambers's, 19, classmates wishes at the packed service on Saturday included "Fly high," a reference to... more »
December 2, 2014 3:22 PM
BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge Police officer resigned from the department this week amid an internal investigation that began two weeks ago.
Sources tell the WBRZ Investigative Unit the Baton Rouge Police officer, Alec Pirie, was facing discipline over an incident involving his police unit. The unit was found... more »
November 20, 2014 8:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - An overturned car blocked two lanes and slowed traffic on I-10 West near Essen Thursday morning.
Authorities cleared the accident and reopened all lanes approximately an hour later. No word on what caused the accident or any injuries.
Check back for updates. more »
November 11, 2014 11:21 AM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters accused a White Castle woman of setting her boyfriend's sports car on fire after a fight this week.
Erin Marie Robinson, 20, was charged with simple arson after the incident Monday night.
Investigators said Robinson was seen on video walking away from her boyfriend's... more »
October 23, 2014 5:09 PM
CENTRAL - Changes are coming to an intersection notorious for wrecks in Central.
The state has come up with a solution they believe will stop the repetitive problem at Greenwell Springs and Sullivan Road, by changing the eastbound left turn signal on Greenwell Springs Road. Currently, the light allows... more »
September 9, 2014 4:47 PM
DETROIT - Honda has developed a car that can drive itself on the freeway. The car - an Acura RLX sedan - has cameras that monitor lanes, GPS and multiple sensors on the front and sides. On top is a beacon that uses laser beams to continually scan the car's... more »
August 14, 2014 8:12 AM
VIDALIA - Police say two West Monroe residents face charges after leaving an infant unsupervised on the hood of their car at the Vidalia Riverfront while they fished in the Mississippi River. Police Chief Arthur Lewis says an officer noticed 32-year-old Marcella Cooper picking up the 2-week-old infant from a... more »
July 10, 2014 9:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - A home that's been a target for many cars driving around a dangerous curve may finally be getting some relief.
Constitution Avenue and Bunker Hill Drive meet at a continuous curve where many cars have left the roadway. Numerous vehicles have smashed into the home that... more »
May 26, 2014 7:30 AM
ST. AMANT - Crews had just found the body of a man who fell off a boat in the Diversion Canal when a car crash nearby claimed the life of a Holden man.
According to Fire Chief James Leblanc, the accident happened at 3:00 a.m. Monday morning on Hwy.... more »
May 20, 2014 5:32 AM
ST. JAMES PARISH - A single vehicle crash took the lives of two people in St. James Parish.
48 year old Matthew Daigle and 54 year old Terri Deslatte were found dead inside a submerged car off of Highway 61 south of I-10.
According to State Police, a... more »
April 21, 2014 6:12 AM
FORT MYERS, FL - A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews. Fort Myers police Lt. Victor Medico says the Lexus sedan struck the... more »
April 7, 2014 11:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - A man trying to escape a traffic stop crashed into two cars and was arrested on a number of charges including battery on a police officer.
Deputies say Carl McFadden was driving with a broken taillight Sunday afternoon. When a patrol unit tried to stop him,... more »
March 28, 2014 6:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- Problems caused by a bad batch of Exxon gas may not be too expensive to fix.
Louis Altazan, President of AGCO Automotive, has seen at least 50 vehicles that were likely affected by the faulty fuel.
"It's very unlikely to cause any serious damage," said Altazan,... more »
March 7, 2014 10:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - There's another attempt to ban cell phones in the upcoming legislative session.
Rep. Mike Huval has prefiled a bill that would prohibit the use of cell phones by all "Class E" drivers, or drivers who have a personal vehicle, with the exception of a hands-free device.... more »
March 3, 2014 7:30 PM
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND- A strange thing happened to a woman in labor headed to the hospital.
She and her boyfriend were robbed by three men with guns.
The couple was confronted by the thieves as they left their apartment.
The boyfriend took off and the robbers tried to... more »
February 17, 2014 7:13 PM
OTTAWA, CANADA- Canadian medical researchers surmise that people who own a car, a computer and TV could be negatively impacting their health by becoming obese.
They say people who own all three items tend to sit more and move less.
Their findings are published in the Canadian Medical... more »
February 17, 2014 3:10 PM
BATON ROUGE- The victim of a car crash on I-110 in Baton Rouge Sunday night, has been identified.
Police say 21 year-old Cherie Bonner was a passenger in a car headed south on I-110, when it went off the road in the I-110 curve near the Scenic Highway overpass... more »
February 7, 2014 5:53 PM
BATON ROUGE- A hit and run in St. Gabriel turned into a manhunt with a deadly end in Baton Rouge.
St. Gabriel Police said Robert Bloodworth, 39, shot and killed himself at his home after police had questioned him about a traffic incident earlier Friday.
Police said they... more »
January 29, 2014 11:38 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Authorities in Livingston Parish said they've worked more than a dozen wrecks since the curfew was lifted this morning.
Deputies responded to a 5-vehicle pileup on an icy curve in Highway 16 around 11 a.m. They said there were no injuries, and a wreck which came... more »
January 22, 2014 10:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - A downtown bar closed Wednesday night after a car plowed into it, creating a gaping hole.
Police say a car ran a red light and hit another car, sending the second vehicle into the side of George's Place.
There were seven people in the bar... more »
January 10, 2014 8:21 PM
BATON ROUGE - Three men were ejected from their vehicle, as it flipped multiple times off the road.
"I just heard a loud bang, and I ran," said witness Jonathan Umanzor. "I just saw the car flipping, then I saw someone rolling on the side, probably wasn't wearing his... more »
December 18, 2013 2:16 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 45-year-old armored car guard has been shot and killed as he unloaded money outside a bank. Police say three men held up the guard Wednesday morning outside a Chase Bank branch at the intersection of Carrollton and Claiborne avenues. The man's name... more »
December 18, 2013 5:33 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Coach Sean Payton promised changes following the Saints loss, and a fan favorite was the first to go. The Saints released kicker Garrett Hartley on Tuesday.
Hartley was integral in the team's Super Bowl run. He made the game-winner in OT against the Minnesota Vikings in... more »
December 13, 2013 1:59 PM
WICHITA, Kan.- Authorities say a Kansas man accused of planning to detonate a car bomb at the Wichita airport has been arrested. 58-year-old Terry Lee Loewen was arrested Friday morning at Mid-Continent regional airport. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said the man planned to drive a car that he believed was... more »
December 9, 2013 10:56 PM
COVINGTON- A man wanted for a series of smooth-talking heists in the Baton Rouge area was taken down in St. Tammany Parish Monday.
Deputies arrested Shane Richey, 42, of Maurepas, after a pursuit.
Before his arrest, Richey was wanted in Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish on various theft... more »
November 20, 2013 7:38 AM
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November 1, 2013 7:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man crashed through a home while turning on a sharp curve where Bunker Hill Drive turns into Constitution Avenue.
Nathan Webster, the homeowner, says the damage will cost thousands of dollars. His kitchen along with his washer and dryer were destroyed.
According to Webster,... more »
October 15, 2013 7:32 PM
WOODS CROSS, UTAH- A woman survived after her car was hit by not one, but two different trains. Police say the 29-year-old was fleeing officers at speeds up to 100 miles per hour when she drove under crossing arms and smashed into the side of a train. Officers tried breaking... more »
October 14, 2013 5:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - Family and friends of a Baton Rouge man put in the hospital by a hit and run driver this weekend said he's improving, and they hope people with information about the incident will come forward.
Matt Tugwell was hit Saturday night as he was crossing Dalrymple... more »
October 10, 2013 11:32 AM
FERRIDAY - An elderly couple was killed in a three vehicle crash last night in Ferriday.
State police say the accident happened around 8:40p.m.on U.S. Highway 84 at Ferriday Drive.
77-year-old Carolyn Smith was driving a pickup that went through the intersection at Highway 84.
Two cars... more »
September 18, 2013 12:07 PM
BOSSIER CITY - An employee of an armored car company is facing more theft charges today for stealing deposit bags full of cash.
34 year old Robert Posey was arrested in Caddo Parish yesterday, accused of stealing a deposit bag containing $60,000. Today, he was arrested in Bossier Parish... more »
September 14, 2013 3:03 PM
DETROIT - Suzuki is recalling 193,936 cars and SUVs because of a defective air bag sensor in the front passenger seat. Grand Vitara SUVs from the 2006 through 2011 model years and SX4 small cars from the 2007 through 2011 model years are involved. Sensor mats measure passengers' weight and... more »
September 9, 2013 2:53 PM
GONZALES - A three-year-old died after his head got stuck in an open car window, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said the child was able to climb onto the car and was trapped when he put his head through the partially open window at a house... more »
September 3, 2013 2:16 PM
SLIDELL - A Mississippi woman has died after she yanked the steering wheel from her husband during an argument, causing the car to overturn on Interstate 10 in Slidell. State Police say 25-year-old Lauren Gregor of Gautier (GO-shay) was not wearing her seat belt. They say she was thrown from... more »
August 31, 2013 3:58 PM
SHREVEPORT - Authorities say a 32-year-old man has died after being hit by a car on Louisiana Highway 527 in Bossier Parish. Louisiana State Police say in a news release that Andrew Burks of Elm Grove was killed when he was hit by a car on Friday night. The news... more »
August 28, 2013 3:24 PM
LIVINGSTON- A Tickfaw woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for dragging a woman by a car through a Denham Springs parking lot. Prosecutors said the victim was loading groceries into her car on Nov. 5 when someone reached out from a passing vehicle and tried to pull... more »
August 24, 2013 1:47 PM
NEW YORK - New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has emerged unscathed from a minor car crash on a busy Manhattan highway. Weiner's spokeswoman says the car he was riding in was involved in a chain-reaction crash Saturday morning on the FDR Drive, which runs along the borough's east... more »
August 13, 2013 12:03 PM
HOUMA - State police say a dark-colored late-model Honda Accord is being sought in connection with the hit-and-run that left a Galliano man dead. The Courier reports 29-year-old Jay Curler was killed Aug. 2 when a passing car ran over him and kept going. The crash happened about 2 a.m.... more »
August 9, 2013 10:55 PM
BATON ROUGE- Deputies arrested a woman, accused of burning her car and claiming it was stolen.
Investigators said Victoria Anderson could not afford a repair bill, so she reported the car as being stolen and it was found burned. Deputies said she burned it.
Anderson's mechanic said the... more »
August 5, 2013 10:42 PM
CENTRAL- People who live off Joor Road credit a neighbor for handling a crime that could have quickly escalated into something more severe.
Monday morning, Shane Taylor, 21, is accused of a rash of burglaries. The homeowner of one house he's accused of hitting fought back.
"I just... more »
August 5, 2013 4:41 PM
CENTRAL - Sheriff's deputies said a home owner caught and held a suspected car burglar captive until authorities could arrive.
Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said 21-year-old Shane Taylor was arrested and charged with ten counts of simple burglary and felony theft, as... more »
July 29, 2013 8:19 PM
NEW ORLEANS- Police issued a warning Monday evening about a stolen, mock police car that was part of a movie shooting near the city's Central Business District.
Police said the vehicle contained explosives. The explosives create small holes, mimicking bullet holes when detonated.
The Ford Crown Victoria looks... more »
July 11, 2013 10:57 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Livingston Parish woman recently after they said she left two toddlers unsupervised in a running car, and one of them choked themselves unconscious using a car window.
Deputies arrested Candace Gordon, 20, of Denham Springs Monday on charges of cruelty to juveniles... more »
July 8, 2013 2:20 PM
GONZALES - Detectives asked for the public's help figuring out who stole four tires and rims from a 2008 GMC Yukon at Duplessis GMC in the 2500 block of S. Burnside Avenue in Gonzales.
They say the tires and rims, which were valued over $1,000, were believed to be... more »
July 6, 2013 12:38 PM
LIVINGSTON PARISH - A 57-year-old man died around 1 a.m. Saturday after hitting an electric utility pole on Burgess Road, according to a Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office press release.
The release says the 57-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A 29-year-old passenger refused medical treatment.
The... more »
July 3, 2013 10:33 PM
MAUREPAS- A two-year-old child was rushed to an area hospital after getting stuck in a car window.
Deputies said the child was unconscious after being trapped between the glass and the frame.
According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, the child was in a safety restraint and was... more »
July 3, 2013 10:22 PM
AMITE - Town councilman Johnathon Foster is displaying a sign that reads "Uncle Buddy Negros" (sic) on his car. He calls it a reference to his fellow black councilmen.
"Sometime you have to get their attentions," Foster said. "I do anything if I think it will stimulate them to... more »
June 30, 2013 10:41 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. - Baton Rouge Police are looking for an unknown vehicle that fled the scene of a shooting Saturday night on the 1600 block of E. Walker Ct., according to BRPD Capt. Dwayne Bovia.
Bovia says officers received a shots fired call around 12:25 a.m. and then... more »
June 30, 2013 10:21 AM
BATON ROUGE - A local car club swapped out their Camaros for a fire truck after donating 25 box fans to beat the heat.
The fans are being collected by the St. George Fire Department. From there, the fans will go to the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging... more »
June 10, 2013 3:31 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish coroner's office says the body found inside a car pulled from a New Orleans bayou this weekend has been identified as missing teacher Terrilynn Monette, and that the cause of her death was drowning. Coroner's investigator John Gagliano said Monday that dental records were... more »
June 6, 2013 11:09 PM
BATON ROUGE- Lanes on I-110 were closed for some time overnight Thursday as emergency crews worked a crash involving an overturned vehicle.
The wreck happened near North 22nd as strong storms moved across the city.
Traffic camera footage showed numerous emergency vehicles assisting with the scene.
Details... more »
June 4, 2013 11:20 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said they've identified the type of car used in a deadly hit and run this weekend in Baton Rouge, and asked for the public's help finding its driver.
Lt. Don Kelly said investigators believe a white 2008-2011 Dodge Challenger hit and killed Louise Hunter, 47,... more »
May 31, 2013 11:50 AM
SHREVEPORT - Police in Shreveport are trying to determine why a man abandoned his car, leaving it in gear as he fled what started out as a routine traffic stop. The car rolled away, coming to a stop atop a guard rail on Shreveport's Portland Street Bridge. Nobody injuries were... more »
May 23, 2013 5:03 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A four-car accident on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway sent one car catapulting into the lake. The causeway's manager says the lone occupant of that car was rescued by emergency workers and appeared to be in good shape. No serious injuries have been reported so far in the... more »
May 22, 2013 10:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - A wreck involving a flipped vehicle caused traffic to back up this morning on the Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge.
The Department of Transportation and Development reported the wreck on I-10 East flipped a car and forced authorities to close some lanes in both directions.... more »
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 »
May 21, 2013 11:40 AM
GRAY, La. - State police say a 24-year-old Raceland woman has died from injuries she suffered in a head-on collision April 27 with a driver troopers allege was drunk. Jeneva Billiot died over the weekend at University Hospital in New Orleans, where she was taken after the crash. Troopers say... more »
May 20, 2013 10:17 PM
GONZALES- More experts suggest a state law needs to be changed, so drivers have a clearer understanding of the proper way young children should be restrained in car seats.
A WBRZ News 2 Investigation found the law is outdated. Doctors recommend babies remain rear facing until they are two-years-old.... more »
May 14, 2013 9:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers plan to take a look at resolving the frontwards/backwards child seat requirements.
State law tells parents to face kids a year and older forward in their car seats.
But a American Academy of Pediatrics 2011 study showed children under two are 75 percent... more »
May 13, 2013 10:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's youngest riders could be in jeopardy in a car crash if parents follow state law.
Baton Rouge resident Angela Warren learned about the confusion during her daughter's one-year checkup at her pediatrician.
"She said 'ohh you need to make sure that her car seat... more »
May 3, 2013 10:40 AM
GONZALES - A judge suspended a two-year sentence today for Stanley White, who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in 1995 after a car wreck but never served his prison sentence.
The judge said the state was negligent for not imposing the sentence in a timely fashion and that two... more »
April 23, 2013 1:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - Florida Boulevard is back open after a deadly wreck this afternoon in Baton Rouge.
Police said a car crashed into a pole in the 12400 block of Florida at Longbow. The wreck closed Florida in both directions.
Traffic was diverted onto surface roads while police... more »
April 8, 2013 9:14 AM
RUSTON- State police say a Downsville man died from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle wreck. The accident happened Sunday morning on La. Highway 3072 at Highway 33 north of Ruston. Troopers say a 2012 Mack tractor trailer, driven by 61-year-old Lester Jordan, was westbound on Highway 3072 when it crossed... more »
April 2, 2013 7:48 PM
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA- A North Carolina State Trooper is on administrative leave after he ordered a towing company to haul off a car after a wreck and didn't realize the body of the driver was inside. Carolyn Watkins was reported missing by her son after she failed to show up... more »
March 29, 2013 9:00 AM
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is proposing a reduction in sulfur in gasoline and tightened emissions standards on cars beginning in 2017. The new rule would come with costs as well as rewards.
The cost at the pump for cleaner air across the country could be less than a... more »
March 25, 2013 7:38 PM
GLENDALE, California- A weekend drive ended with a man driving a car on top of his neighbor's roof in Southern California. Police say the driver lost control on a driveway in an area where houses are arrayed on steep hillside. The car ended up on the roof of the next... more »
March 15, 2013 10:40 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Employees at a used car lot in Denham Springs are still waiting to be paid after the lot closed earlier this week.
Red Barn Motors at the corner of Pete's Highway and Hwy 16 locked its doors today. Employees said they received paychecks for a past... more »
January 30, 2013 3:35 PM
TALLULAH - Louisiana State Police say the bodies of two men and a woman missing since Jan. 7 have been found in the Tensas River west of Tallulah. Police spokeswoman Julie Lewis says 49-year-old Brady Brown and 52-year-old Ella Williams, both of Beaumont, Texas, and Brown's 68-year-old uncle, Eddie Cobb... more »
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 »
January 18, 2013 11:24 AM
BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders had to cut an elderly woman from her SUV after a wreck on Greenwell Springs Road this morning.
It happened at the intersection of Greenwell Springs and Platt Drive. Surveillance video showed the woman's vehicle turning left at the intersection, then getting hit in... more »
January 17, 2013 2:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - One person was critically injured in a multi-car pileup this afternoon in Baton Rouge, according to authorities.
It happened at Coursey and American Way around 1:30 p.m. Witnesses said a handful of vehicles were involved, and one car had flipped onto its side.
EMS said... more »
January 3, 2013 12:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - A startup car company called Elio Motors is moving into the former General Motors plant in Shreveport, where it would build three-wheeled, low-price vehicles. Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Thursday that Elio is buying part of the plant to assemble its unusual-looking car. The company says the two-seat... more »
January 2, 2013 6:17 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Several law enforcement officers are being credited with saving a woman's life after pulling her from a burning wreck this morning in Livingston Parish.
State Police said the wreck happened on Magnolia Bridge Road around 7 a.m. They said the woman passed out behind the wheel... more »
January 2, 2013 5:42 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A state trooper saved an unconscious woman from the burning wreckage of her car earlier this morning in Livingston Parish.
State Police said the woman's car ran up under an 18-wheeler on Magnolia Bridge Road and caught fire around 7 a.m. today. They said the woman... more »
December 10, 2012 4:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - Rescue divers believe they've found a vehicle which drove off the highway and into a canal near the Mall of Louisiana.
News 2 crews on the scene say the divers are attaching chains to the vehicle in order to pull it out.
Sheriff's deputies said... more »
December 10, 2012 2:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - Rescue units responded to reports that a car drove off a frontage road between the Mall of Louisiana and I-10 East and was submerged in water.
East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokesperson Casey Hicks said a witness called firefighters about the wreck around 1:35 p.m. They... more »
December 5, 2012 10:38 AM
BELLE ROSE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help today finding an alleged shooting victim in Assumption Parish.
Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Tony Rodriguez Jr., 23, is missing after he was possibly shot during a robbery yesterday.
The sheriff said deputies were called by someone who said... more »
November 23, 2012 10:42 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Police say a Massachusetts man left his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in a car while he went shopping for Black Friday bargains, then went home with his new 51-inch flat screen television and left the toddler behind. Police, alerted by store security, found the boy asleep in the... more »
November 22, 2012 2:32 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man, whose body was found in the driver's seat of a car. Police say the victim, whose name has not been released, was discovered just before 9 a.m. Thursday. Authorities say he had been shot... more »
November 21, 2012 2:12 PM
SHREVEPORT- Five suspects were arrested in Shreveport in a counterfeit money sting that ended after a chase that included phony money being tossed out of car windows. State police had tipped agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit about word of a possible counterfeit money transaction Tuesday at a Shreveport mall.... more »