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  • Mississippi reports 3rd West Nile virus case in human

    July 18, 2017 12:20 PM

    JACKSON - Mississippi health officials report the third human case of West Nile virus this year. The Mississippi State Department of Health says the reported case is in Forrest County, where the state's first confirmed case was located. The other case was in Rankin County. The department... more »
  • Witness: Ex-NFL star shot at men after spilled drink in club

    March 20, 2017 2:08 PM

    BOSTON - A witness against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has told the jury at his double-murder trial that Hernandez opened fire on a car because he believed two men inside had taunted him at a Boston nightclub. Former Hernandez friend Alexander Bradley testified Monday about the shootings July 16,... more »
  • Cosby wants jury pool prescreened for bias before trial

    March 20, 2017 1:44 PM

    PHILADELPHIA, Penn. - Bill Cosby's lawyers hope to prescreen potential jurors to weed out those with opinions about the sex-assault case before jury selection begins in person. A defense motion filed Monday says the "inflammatory" worldwide coverage of the case has probably left some potential jurors with opinions about the... more »
  • Amazon shares data with Arkansas prosecutor in murder case

    March 6, 2017 9:31 PM

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Amazon dropped its fight against a subpoena issued in an Arkansas murder case after the defendant said he wouldn't mind if the technology giant shared information that may have been gathered by an Amazon Echo smart speaker. James Andrew Bates has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder... more »
  • Arrests made in 2016 murder of Ponchatoula teen

    February 24, 2017 3:23 PM

    PONCHATOULA – Arrests have been made in connection to a 2016 Ponchatoula murder case, the Louisiana Attorney General announced. Tony Johnson, 18, Dkerian Johnson, 18, and two juveniles were arrested in connection to the August 2016 murder of 19-year-old Christopher Franklin. According to the Hammond Daily Star, Franklin... more »
  • Trump says 'no doubt' he'll win immigration case

    February 10, 2017 1:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he has "no doubt" that he will prevail in the federal court case over his travel ban. He also promises to take additional steps to improve U.S. security. Trump commented a day after a San Francisco-based U.S. appeals court refused to reinstate his temporary... more »
  • Police: Ankle monitor helps tie suspect to house burglary

    February 6, 2017 8:29 PM

    SLIDELL - Louisiana police say a bail bond company's ankle monitor helped make a burglary case against a New Orleans man. Police in Slidell say the GPS device showed that 56-year-old John Davis spent 16 minutes in and around a house where jewelry, electronics and firearms had been stolen. A... more »
  • Thibodaux man arrested for child pornography

    January 26, 2017 10:45 AM

    TERREBONNE - A man has been arrested on 50 counts of child pornography following an investigation in which he was arrested for carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Police arrested 23-year-old Randy Himel of Thibodaux after his phone was seized and examined in relation to a different investigation. During the... more »
  • Accused shooter had list of black churches

    December 12, 2016 9:57 AM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - A prosecution witness has testified that a list of black churches was found in the car of the man charged with killing nine people at a South Carolina church when he was arrested last year. Former State Law Enforcement Division agent Brittany Burke testified Monday the names... more »
  • Deal set to dismiss domestic assault case against Manziel

    November 17, 2016 12:11 PM

    DALLAS - Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel has reached a deal with prosecutors for the conditional dismissal of a domestic assault case involving his former girlfriend. Defense attorney Jim Darnell said there was still work to be done to finalize the deal, but said after a Thursday morning hearing that... more »
  • Jury finds against Rolling Stone suit in rape story

    November 4, 2016 3:05 PM

    CHARLOTTESVILLE - A federal jury has found Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter defamed a University of Virginia administrator in a discredited story about gang rape at a fraternity house. Word of the jury decision came Friday afternoon in multiple news outlets. University of Virginia administrator Nicole Eramo... more »
  • Bond denied for murder suspect in 25-year-old cold case

    October 31, 2016 1:36 PM

    IBERVILLE - A judge has denied bond for a man who was arrested for two counts of second degree murder in a 25-year-old cold case. Bond was denied for 61-year-old Tommy Francise who was arrested in Lafayette around 4 a.m. last Thursday . He was transported to Iberville Parish... more »
  • State Police reopens Houma murder case from 1989

    September 6, 2016 6:44 PM

    HOUMA – Louisiana State Police have reopened a 27-year-old murder case from 1989. Gerald E. Daigle, the owner of Standard Furniture Company, was found dead at the store located at 300 Belanger in Houma on June 15, 1989 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. According to police, Daigle was... more »
  • State, defense rest at hearing for 'Serial' case

    February 8, 2016 6:11 PM

    BALTIMORE - The state and the defense rested their cases after four days of testimony in a hearing for the man convicted of the killing at the center of the "Serial" podcast. Adnan Syed, now 35, was convicted of killing his high school girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 2000.... more »
  • Murder method: Inside the case against couple accused of killing sex offender

    December 15, 2015 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New details first uncovered by the WBRZ Investigative Unit detail the methodology of murder used by a couple suspected of killing a sex offender earlier this year. Brittany Monk and Jace Crehan remain in jail, accused in the death of Robert Noce. Noce was found dead,... more »
  • 'Big Pimpin' copyright infringement case against Jay Z tossed

    October 21, 2015 1:37 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A judge has dismissed a copyright infringement case against rapper Jay Z over his 1999 hit "Big Pimpin'" before the case was sent to a jury. U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder ruled Wednesday that the heir of an Egyptian composer didn't have the right to pursue... more »
  • State health officials confirm new case of West Nile Virus

    October 8, 2015 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals confirmed a new case of West Nile Virus this week. There have been a total of 55 total cases in the state so far this year with 34 cases of neuroinvasive disease, seven of West Nile fever and 14... more »
  • Official: Alabama patient doesn't have Ebola, tests negative

    August 5, 2015 11:08 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama state health officials say a patient whose symptoms caused concerns about Ebola has tested negative for the virus. The Alabama Department of Public Health said in a statement Wednesday that the patient is improving. The patient's name hasn't been released. Edward Khan of the... more »
  • Re-trial date to be set next week for ex-BP engineer

    July 24, 2015 10:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A former BP engineer who won a new trial in a criminal case arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is expected to learn the date of that trial next week. Federal prosecutors accused Kurt Mix of deleting text messages about the amount of oil... more »
  • Grand jury canceled, AG to handle case involving chief's son

    July 6, 2015 11:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General for the State of Louisiana will handle the progress of a case involving the son of an area police chief. Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies believe Kevin Ambeau , Jr., shot two people after a fight in St. Gabriel but was not charged in... more »
  • OtterBox iPhone case ineffective against otters

    May 8, 2015 7:11 PM

    FARGO, ND - The Apple iPhone accessory community has been shaken to its very core as an incident at a North Dakota zoo has revealed the popular OtterBox case to not be suitable for protecting the smartphones from otters. It happened at the Red River Zoo in Fargo when... more »
  • Lawyer: Louisiana gun case against millionaire Durst dropped

    April 23, 2015 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An attorney for real estate heir Robert Durst says state weapon charges against him have been dropped, clearing the way for federal proceedings in New Orleans on similar charges. Durst, who faces a murder charge in an unrelated California case, remains jailed without bond in Louisiana. Lawyer... more »
  • Ex-NFL player Sharper to begin changing pleas in rape cases

    March 23, 2015 2:10 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Former NFL star Darren Sharper is set to appear in one court in person and another via video to enter pleas as he seeks to resolve rape and drugging allegations involving women in four different states. A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled for Sharper on Monday morning... more »
  • Rogers' will could become next saga; estate valued at $165,000 Play Video

    February 20, 2015 5:56 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - A day after details about the double-life TV personality Scott Rogers was living came to light, more of his past unraveled Friday. Rogers' friend, Darla O'Connor, told WBRZ in an exclusive interview, Rogers became unrecognizable. "He became a man I did not know," she said.... more »
  • Scott Rogers' double life exposed Play Video

    February 19, 2015 6:26 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Recently released case files show the magnitude of the double life local celebrity Scott Rogers was living. The WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit obtained dozens of crime scene and autopsy pictures, hours of recorded interviews with people who knew Rogers and packets of notes written by... more »
  • Judge refuses to toss Perry case on constitutional grounds

    January 27, 2015 3:37 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge has refused to throw out a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue. District Judge Bert Richardson, who like Perry is a Republican, ruled Tuesday that the case... more »
  • 2 men arrested in Baton Rouge double murder case

    November 5, 2014 2:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men accused in a double murder in Baton Rouge back in May are now behind bars while a third is still on the run, according to detectives. Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested 18-year-old Charles Lanaute and 21-year-old Darrius Miller Wednesday afternoon for... more »
  • Aaron Hernandez due in court for status hearing

    July 22, 2014 2:02 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts murder case. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Lloyd's body was found in June 2013 near Hernandez's North Attleborough home. Lloyd,... more »
  • Man accused in shower touching incident bonded out of jail Play Video

    April 26, 2013 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man accused of sexual battery at the LSU recreational center bonded out of jail Friday night. Hung M. Dang, 46, was arrested after a student reported he was touched inappropriately in the showers. Police identified Dang as the suspect after sharing video surveillance of the man... more »

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