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  • Central HS apologizes for bizarre cloak incident check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 27, 2015 10:33 PM

    CENTRAL - A high school student at the city's public school was disciplined after appearing in a white cloak and making gun-like gestures during a baseball game. The incident happened Thursday when Central played Scotlandville High. Friday, the school district confirmed there were reports of the antics filed by... more »
  • Girl says her former coach molested her

    March 24, 2015 6:55 PM

    CENTRAL - Sheriff's deputies have booked a Central man with sexual battery after a girl reported that he attacked her during a sleepover at her house when she was 12. She said she fended him off with a baseball bat. Deputies arrested 34-year-old Philip Ziegler on Monday and booked... more »
  • More nail traps found on Central roads

    March 20, 2015 11:04 AM

    CENTRAL - Drivers in Central spotted more spiked traps in their city's roads Friday, waiting for someone to drive over them and lose a tire. People in Central posted pictures on social media of more nails found welded into caltrops and scattered on Arnold Road near Watson. The... more »
  • Homemade spikes causing drivers expensive headaches check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 19, 2015 4:26 PM

    CENTRAL - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating at least 17 cases where homemade spikes punctured tires in Central. We first reported on the problem one month ago , as tire shops began seeing the welded nails popping tires. This week, another resurgence of the homemade... more »
  • Small schools worried about PARCC opt-out check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 16, 2015 12:41 PM

    CENTRAL - Thousands of children in Louisiana sat down Monday to take a test which stirred controversy among opponents of the multi-state Common Core initiative. It's the students who aren't taking the test, though, which worry administrators in small school districts like Central. Administrators with the community school... more »
  • Central parents asked to reconsider opting kids out of PARCC tests

    March 13, 2015 10:49 PM

    CENTRAL - Parents received an automated phone call from the superintendent of the city's school system, asking them to reconsider opting kids out of controversial PARCC tests. The tests, affiliated with the Common Core teaching methods, begin next week. Parents have removed kids from the tests in protest of... more »
  • Affluent families opting out of PARCC check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 12, 2015 6:42 PM

    CENTRAL- The Central Community School System has among the highest level of parents opting their children out of next week's Common Core test. The district said 50 of their 2,000 students eligible to take the PARCC test, 2.5 percent, will instead sit it out. Central Superintendent Michael Faulk... more »
  • Child killed in ATV crash over weekend

    March 1, 2015 1:20 PM

    CENTRAL - A 6-year-old child was killed in an ATV accident Saturday night in Central along Keystone Avenue. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says Kohen Kleinpeter, 6, was riding on back of an ATV known as a "Bad Boy Buggy" with six other people Saturday night. ... more »
  • Baby goats among dozens of animals killed in barn blaze check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 9, 2015 9:05 PM

    CENTRAL - A family is turning to the Internet to help rebuild their barn that burned to the ground Saturday with dozens of animals inside. The fire at South Shamrock Stables on Blackwater Road killed 15 rabbits, 25 baby chicks and three goats. Tom and Casey Maloy moved... more »
  • Ninja-like devices puncturing tires on roadways check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 6, 2015 10:33 PM

    CENTRAL - City officials published a warning on Facebook Friday about Ninja-looking nail contraptions that are being thrown on roadways and putting holes in vehicle tires. "Two nails welded together to look like spikes; it's not something that you can buy in a store. It is defenitely something that... more »
  • Growth leads to new housing development in Central check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 4, 2015 6:42 AM

    CENTRAL - New housing is catching-up with the growth in Central. 700 new homes are coming to area in the Settlement on Shoe Creek. Mayor J.R. Shelton describes it as a "city within a city". There are plans for homes, retail space and restaurants. The neighborhood will be right... more »
  • Sheriff: 3 arrested for stealing cell phones from Wal Mart

    January 17, 2015 10:57 AM

    CENTRAL - East Baton Rouge deputies say two people broke into the electronics case at Wal Mart and stole more than $14,000 of cell phones. They were stolen from the Wal Mart on Sullivan Road and Wax Road in Central on January 4th. Officials say the phones were... more »
  • Stolen smoker secured check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 6, 2015 11:20 PM

    CENTRAL - A well known BBQ pit stolen 3 days after Christmas has returned home. According to store owners, David's Tiger Express's smoker was found abandoned in a Baton Rouge apartment complex. David's Tiger Express and the grill are known for its Friday night steak dinners. "It... more »
  • Changes coming to accident hot zone check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Pickin' pumpkins at Blackwater United Methodist Church check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 9, 2014 1:50 PM

    CENTRAL - You can get into the fall spirit and help a great cause by visiting the annual Pumpkin Patch at Blackwater United Methodist Church in Central. The patch raises money for church activities and mission trips. During the month-long event, area kids and invited out for fun, games... more »
  • Scotlandville gets first district win, takes down Central 22-10 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 3, 2014 11:49 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - The Scotlandville Hornets picked up their first district win of the 2014 season with a 22-10 win over Central on Friday night. The Hornets and Wildcats traded turnovers in the early going, with Delmas Holmes getting the only touchdown of the first half on a 6 yard... more »
  • Minister in trouble for making house calls check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 24, 2014 10:40 PM

    CENTRAL -A lien was placed on a minister's house after the city put a stop to her performing wedding ceremonies in her backyard. "I don't think it's right, I don't think it's right," said Rhonda Anders. Anders, an ordained minister, had been using her backyard to perform wedding... more »
  • Preservationists get chance to save old gym

    September 8, 2014 11:21 PM

    CENTRAL- The public school board for this city has agreed to give activists time to try and raise money to keep an historic gym from being demolished. The gym , built in 1927, is part of the old Central High School complex on Sullivan Road, near Hooper. It is... more »
  • Central parents frustrated, kids not in school check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 26, 2014 6:25 PM

    CENTRAL - Some parents in Central are outraged, saying their children are being denied a public education. "It's not fair to her that she has to miss school because of paperwork," said Yvone Samuel, a frustrated mother of two. "I just don't understand that, it's not fair." Samuel... more »
  • The Future: Central's Dynamic Duo check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 21, 2014 7:05 PM

    CENTRAL - The Central Wildcats have plenty of talent on their 2014 team - indicated by two of their standouts who have their eyes on college football next year. Terrell Chatman, committed to the University of Miami, and Kevin Henry, committed to LSU, are not only competitors pushing each... more »
  • Funeral to be held Friday for key Central leader

    August 20, 2014 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Citizens of Central will say their goodbyes Friday to a man who was a devoted community leader. Celebration of life services for former pro tem mayor and City Councilman Ralph Washington will be held on Friday, Aug. 22 at Living Faith Cathedral at 6375 Winbourne Ave.... more »
  • Central historic gym on the chopping block check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 13, 2014 10:29 PM

    CENTRAL - A group aimed at preserving history and the art of Central are trying to put a stop to the pending demolition of an old high school gym. It's the oldest, non-residential building in town and the Central Cultural Foundation doesn't want to see it go. "People... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Central Wildcats check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 10, 2014 9:26 PM

    CENTRAL - The Wildcats hope to live up to their program tradition and last year's record(11-2) in 2014. Central has won at least a share of their district crown in each of the past six years, but head coach Sid Edwards warns they only won it last year by... more »
  • Central students finally allowed to have backpacks check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 31, 2014 6:01 PM

    CENTRAL - After a two year moratorium on backpacks in lieu of bulky binders, students at Central Middle School will finally be allowed to pack a bag on their back, albeit one that isn't too stylish. Every student at the middle school will be issued a matching black mesh... more »
  • Central subdivision bracing for big rain weekend check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 18, 2014 10:18 PM

    CENTRAL - People blame clogged drains and blocked culverts for flooding in Bridlewood subdivision Friday. The week ended like many others do when there is a significant rain event: flooded streets, sometimes feet deep. The water flooded yards, covered some lawn furniture and brought fish to the front... more »
  • Central considering police department expansion check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 18, 2014 3:20 PM

    CENTRAL - Central city leaders will consider adding around $57,000 to the city's police department budget Tuesday. The ordinance would give the department enough money to hire an assistant police chief and fund the move to a larger suite in the same building. These are more potential changes for... more »
  • Central WR gives verbal commitment to Miami

    July 5, 2014 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Central High School wideout Terell Chatman pledged his verbal commitment to the University of Miami this weekend. The six-foot-four prospect told WBRZ Sports 2 he is being recruited by offensive coordinator James Coley and wide receivers coach Brennan Carroll as an "outside receiver" for the Hurricanes.... more »
  • Central swears in newly elected officials

    July 1, 2014 1:03 PM

    CENTRAL - From council members to a new police chief, a number of newly elected officials took their oaths of office at Central High School Tuesday. The five Central council members include Jason Ellis, Shane Evans, Kim Fralick, Wayne Messina and John Vance. James Salsbury was sworn in as... more »
  • New Central police chief wants just $99/month

    June 24, 2014 9:56 PM

    CENTRAL - The next top cop in Central asked the city council to cut his pay since collecting a full time salary risks his retirement. Tuesday night, the council granted Chief-elect James Salsbury's odd request with no opposition. Salsbury retired from the Baton Rouge Police Department in 2005... more »
  • Central Freshman Academy construction to begin soon check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 20, 2014 5:46 PM

    CENTRAL- A battle between two contractors to build the Central Freshman Academy will end quietly this week as the two companies agreed to binding arbitration. Buquet & Leblanc won the initial low bid for the estimated $5.2 million dollar construction, but Cangelosi Ward argued their slightly higher bid should... more »
  • Help Central authorities track down stolen sign

    May 8, 2014 4:20 PM

    CENTRAL - City government officials are seeking information regarding a traffic sign stolen from Hooper Rd. near Greenwell Springs Rd. The custom-made, DOTD-approved sign is 4 feet wide by 6 feet tall and reads "Unmuffled Compression Brakes Prohibited" to conform with the local ordinance. The sign was removed with... more »
  • Saturday is election day in Louisiana

    May 1, 2014 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Saturday is election day across Louisiana with polls opening at 7:00 a.m. and closing at 8:00 p.m. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says 35 parishes are holding elections May 3. In East Baton Rouge, Central voters will choose between Jason Ellis and Ralph Washington in... more »
  • Central worries more speeders are coming check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 25, 2014 10:23 PM

    CENTRAL - Residents are worried a state highway that already attracts a lot of speeders will expldoe with even more problems soon. Many drivers on Blackwater Road in Central either live along the highway, or use it as easy access to and from Zachary. The 50 mph speed limit... more »
  • Early voting begins Saturday

    April 18, 2014 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Early voting begins Saturday for the May 3rd elections in Louisiana, continuing through April 26. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says 35 parishes are holding elections May 3. In East Baton Rouge, Central voters will choose between Jason Ellis and Ralph Washington in a runoff... more »
  • New mayor, chief elected in Central

    April 5, 2014 10:46 PM

    CENTRAL- Voters elected a new mayor and police chief and began to fill their town council during an election Saturday. "Jr." Shelton was elected mayor with 59% of the vote and James Salsbury was elected chief with 52% of the vote. About 7600 people cast a ballot. "Shane"... more »
  • Central mayoral candidates prepping for election check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 4, 2014 4:32 PM

    CENTRAL - Both Central mayoral candidates worked hard Friday to make sure voters will turn out for Saturday's election. Candidate Jr. Shelton made house visits around the city while Dave Freneaux made calls to voters from work. "It's the day that you still shore up your support, you're... more »
  • Central councilman gets thumbs-up to run check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2014 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A judge decided that Ralph Washington is still eligible to run for Central City Council, despite a mistake on his candidacy form that claimed he didn't have any ethics fines. Washington did owe $700 to the Ethics Commission for previous late filings, but had requested a waiver... more »
  • Local High School Signings Roundup check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 5, 2014 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Here's a roundup of signees from 4 parishes and 15 high schools around Baton Rouge on signing day: At Central High, the Wildcats follwed up a state quarterfinal birth with a handful of seniors moving on to the college ranks: Donald Lewis junior is heading... more »
  • Trucker spots fire, firefighters rescue family

    January 28, 2014 7:31 AM

    CENTRAL - A family of seven and their five dogs are alive today thanks in large part to a truck driver who spotted a fire at their home off of Greenwell Springs Rd. Central Fire Department says the driver was crossing Magnolia Bridge early Tuesday morning when he spotted... more »
  • BREC offers day camp for closed EBR schools

    January 23, 2014 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BREC officials said they would offer a one-day winter camp for kids who are out of school Friday in Baker, Central, and Zachary. The following BREC facilities will hold the day camp from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at a cost of $10 per child. Kids... more »
  • More money means more power for Central PD

    December 27, 2013 9:26 PM

    CENTRAL - A police department that used only have the authority to give warnings to speeders is finally putting the brakes on drivers. With the help of a state grant and the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's office, Central police officers have new equipment and new authority. "With... more »
  • Ascension Schools practice active shooter drills check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 13, 2013 5:37 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office teamed up with Ascension Schools to initiate three surprise active shooter drills. The drills simulated an intruder on campus and tested the readiness of teachers, students and staff. During the drill, sheriff's deputies walked the halls to ensure every door was... more »
  • Shop small, help grow communities

    November 29, 2013 8:05 PM

    CENTRAL - People are encouraged to support locally-owned businesses this weekend by shopping and eating at homegrown businesses. This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, a day set aside between Black Friday and Cyber Monday to encourage shoppers to spend their holiday money at local mom-and-pop stores. "It's absolutely... more »
  • Central shocks West Monroe

    November 22, 2013 10:59 PM

    WEST MONROE - The Denham Springs Yellowjackets almost pulled the upset last week in West Monroe, this week another Baton Rouge-area team finished off the Rebels. Central, even though their high-powered offense only scored two touchdowns, downed West Monroe by a final score of 14-0 on the Rebels' home... more »
  • Firefighters have trouble finding unidentifiable properties check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 21, 2013 9:53 PM

    CENTRAL - Emergency responders say sometimes it is difficult to locate a residence they're called to for help because many homes do not have address in plain view. The problem is increasing in smaller, rural fire districts including Central, St. Amant and St. George in East Baton Rouge Parish.... more »
  • Surveillance camera gets good shot of burglar check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 18, 2013 9:02 PM

    CENTRAL - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives are looking for at least one suspect seen burglarizing a number of cars in Comite Hills. At least 15 vehicles were hit in the Central neighborhood early Sunday morning. Victims say their cars were unlocked and the suspects were able to steal... more »
  • Central voters agree to extend school tax

    November 18, 2013 7:52 AM

    CENTRAL - Voters in Central approved a school proposition to allow the district to borrow $13.1 million and repay the bonds by extending an existing property tax for five years. The measure passed with 59 percent of the vote. The funds will be used to build a ninth-grade... more »
  • $5k stolen from daycare was an inside job

    November 12, 2013 11:25 PM

    CENTRAL- Deputies arrested two people for a heist at a daycare where the tuition drop box was stolen. Investigators said $5000 was inside and was taken. They called it an inside job since someone working for Lil Wildcats Daycare on Joor Road helped. Michael Carter and Michael Bigham... more »
  • Crooks who can't ride bikes take two of them check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 31, 2013 11:10 PM

    CENTRAL- Three men are wanted after they struck in the cover of darkness and stole bicycles from children. Now, people in a neighborhood off Sullivan Road are on alert. The crooks were seen on surveillance video walking up to a carport and riding off with three bikes. One... more »
  • Hooper Road gets upgrades check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 30, 2013 6:05 PM

    CENTRAL- A road in Central is getting some improvements to relieve traffic congestion. The state approved a million dollars to expand Hooper Road to four lanes from Sullivan to Blackwater Bayou. The stretch of two-lane highway causes congestion and bumper-to-bumper traffic during rush hours. Drivers say the improvement... more »
  • Vote on residency delayed

    October 28, 2013 11:03 PM

    CENTRAL- Enacting tougher requirements for attendance in Central City Schools was delayed Monday night. The school board was scheduled to vote on changes that would have required parents show voter registration cards, utility bills, or proof of insurance of a primary residence inside city limits to get their kids... more »
  • Cease and desist order issued to minister check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 14, 2013 9:56 PM

    CENTRAL - An ordained minister in the City of Central was asked to stop marrying people in her home. The city began investigating Rhonda Anders after neighbors complained about their quiet street becoming a parking lot on wedding days. Eight couples have been married at her home on Magnolia... more »
  • Central could change school requirements check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 14, 2013 5:40 PM

    CENTRAL - The Central School System recently proposed beefing up requirements to prove students who enroll in their schools actually live in the district. Superintendent Michael Faulk was asked by the community and the school board to strengthen the residency requirements. The proposed rules would require parents to provide... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies after crash in Central

    September 29, 2013 8:21 AM

    CENTRAL CITY - According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 29-year-old Matthew Green was headed north on Frenchtown Road near Greenwell Springs Road when he lost control of his motorcycle. The motorcycle went into a ditch. Green died on the scene. Deputies say the crash happened Saturday around... more »
  • State Police: Deputy lost control before fatal crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 28, 2013 9:41 AM

    CENTRAL - Louisiana State police say East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputy Dustin Hamilton lost control of his cruiser right before a fatal crash on Joor Road Friday night. State police say for some unknown reason Hamilton lost control of his car while he was driving north and crossed into... more »
  • Teen in trouble for recording other girls changing at school

    September 27, 2013 10:54 PM

    CENTRAL- School leaders have disciplined a junior high school student after she took pictures, possibly video, of another student changing in the girls' locker room this week and then posted the footage on YouTube. It happened at Central Middle School. Superintendent Michael Faulk said he could not discuss the... more »
  • Alligator found lurking in neighborhood pond check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 19, 2013 10:28 PM

    CENTRAL - A 6 ½ foot alligator was found swimming around a neighborhood pond in the Village Lakes subdivision Thursday. The gator was first spotted Wednesday night, attempting to crawl into a homeowners backyard, where many children play and fish. "When we saw the gator yesterday, we knew... more »
  • Truck hits church in Central, both catch fire

    September 18, 2013 6:53 AM

    Central- A crash at the intersection of Blackwater and Comite Drive late Tuesday night is to blame for a church in Central to catch fire. Central Fire Department officials say a truck went off the road, through a fenced playground and hit the church, causing both the truck and... more »
  • Central runs by Morgan City check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 13, 2013 11:19 PM

    CENTRAL - The Wildcats' quarterback Jarrad Hayes had another big night, scoring early and often against Morgan City to win 51-7. The Cats improved to 2-0 on the year and are now averaging 53 points per game after also putting up 55 points last week vs Istrouma. more »
  • Hours after news report, more complaints of vehicle burglaries

    September 2, 2013 11:02 PM

    CENTRAL- More vehicles were hit by vandals Tuesday, hours after a WBRZ News 2 report about crooks breaking car windows and stealing things from inside. Deputies were dispatched to the Blackwater Conservation Park for the same exact call where victims told reporter Chris Nakamoto earlier in the day, hundreds... more »
  • Trucks broken into at Central BREC Park check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 2, 2013 4:46 PM

    CENTRAL- An investigation is underway after three trucks were burglarized less than 24 hours ago at the Blackwater Conservation BREC Park. The thieves helped themselves to everything inside the vehicles and got away with about $300. Shannon Deason said his family and friends were on the trails of... more »
  • Burglar leaves behind cash in car wash caper check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 26, 2013 6:07 PM

    CENTRAL - For one burglar in Central, crime really didn't pay. The Geaux Clean Car Wash on Wax Road was robbed early Sunday by a burglar who caused thousands of dollars in damage, but got absolutely nothing according to a manager. "He's really an idiot, man," said Geaux... more »
  • Police officer accused of kidnapping La. man

    August 25, 2013 6:13 PM

    MANY - Authorities in central Louisiana have spent the weekend searching for a man they believe was kidnapped from his home at gunpoint by a Natchitoches police officer. Twenty-five year-old Tony Procell has been missing for almost a week. The Shreveport Times reports that security video at Procell's mobile home... more »
  • Drivers see proposed new bridge over Amite River

    August 20, 2013 10:38 PM

    CENTRAL- People took a look at a proposed new route across the Amite River Tuesday night. Engineers revealed plans for a new bridge and roundabout at the intersection of Hooper Road and Greenwell Springs Road in East Baton Rouge. Once it crosses the river into Livingston, the highway would... more »
  • Officials trying to bridge gap between Central and Watson check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 18, 2013 5:23 PM

    WATSON - A proposed bridge would connect the Central and Watson communities if everything goes according to plans. The 5.5 mile bridge would cross the Amite River three miles north of the Magnolia Road Bridge giving motorists another way to get across the river. "It's booming out here... more »
  • School bus problems in Central check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 14, 2013 4:35 PM

    CENTRAL - Students are back in school in the area, but not without some bus problems in Zachary and Central. Both districts contract their bus services through First Students. The school bus service is particularly having issues in Central, where some students aren't getting home from school until after... more »
  • Parents say FIRST Student buses running too late

    August 14, 2013 10:22 AM

    CENTRAL- Parents in Central and Zachary say they're experiencing problems with the FIRST Student bus system. One Central parent told News 2 her child arrived home after 5 p.m. Tuesday. News 2's Adrian Pittman gets answers from the school system tonight on News 2 at 4. more »
  • Central's first, only mayor not seeking re-election

    August 8, 2013 10:39 AM

    CENTRAL - Mayor Mac Watts of Central announced today he will not seek re-election next April. Watts is the city's first and only mayor. He was appointed in 2007 by Gov. Kathleen Blanco to serve as interim mayor while Central incorporated, then won back-to-back elections to remain in office.... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Man told accused burglar "not to make it worse" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • EBRSO: Home owner caught car burglar in the act check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Two kids survive major crash on newly-opened Central Thruway

    July 15, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two kids survived a crash when a mini van collided into an 18-wheeler on the newly opened Central Thruway, the driver is in critical condition at a hospital. Police said the driver, a 28-year-old woman, ran the red light at the beginning of the thruway at Choctaw.... more »
  • Van smashed by 18-wheeler on newly-opened road

    July 15, 2013 6:36 PM

    CENTRAL - An 18-wheeler slammed into the side of a van on the newly-opened Central Thruway this evening, according to authorities. It happened at the intersection of the thruway and South Choctaw. EMS said the van's driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The thruway, which... more »
  • Spooky buy: land bought for new haunted attraction

    July 12, 2013 11:06 PM

    CENTRAL- Owners of the haunted house in downtown Baton Rouge are moving forward with plans to expand the attraction. The 13th Gate producers purchased more than 74 acres at the intersection of Joor Road at Mickens. They spent $550,000 on the property. Neighbors are not fighting the project... more »
  • Central Thruway opens to traffic Play Video

    July 11, 2013 6:01 PM

    CENTRAL - The long awaited Central Thruway is now open cutting the drive in half to I-12. The three-mile stretch connects Sullivan Road in Central to O'Neal Lane in Baton Rouge giving drivers easier access to I-12. The thruway was in the works since 1997 and cost about... more »
  • Central Thruway opens sooner than expected check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2013 4:56 PM

    CENTRAL - After 17 years of planning and construction the Central Thruway is almost ready for drivers. Talks of the thruway began in 1997, and work started four years ago. The stretch of highway opens Thursday, three months ealier than planned. "The city parish started this project and... more »
  • Officials scale back tax plans in Central

    July 9, 2013 8:11 AM

    CENTRAL - Central School Superintendent Michael Faulk says he is scaling back a series of spending proposals he outlined earlier this year. Faulk is proposing selling $13.1 million in construction bonds, with about $8.1 million dedicated to Central High School. That includes an estimated $5.8 million for a new... more »
  • Electrical fire damages Central pizza shop

    July 2, 2013 9:37 AM

    CENTRAL - Fire investigators say an electrical issue along the buffet line caused flames to erupt inside a Central pizza shop overnight. Crews arrived to Zoe's Pizza, located in the 14000 block of Greenwell Springs Rd., just after 11 p.m. Monday. Firefighters had the fire under control within... more »
  • Spooky talk, but haunted house is approved

    June 26, 2013 10:35 PM

    CENTRAL- A haunted house got the green light from city leaders, but not before some confusing back-and-forth over the project. At first, it was denied then eventually approved. Creators of The 13th Gate want to expand to an empty lot on Joor Road at Mickens. The project... more »
  • Idea of haunted house doesn't seem so spooky to neighbors check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 24, 2013 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Owners of The 13th Gate, are considering expanding on a plot of land, just south of Central. The 75 acres, located on the east side of Joor Rd., south of Mickens Rd. could be home to a number of attractions, including a haunted hayride, outdoor laser... more »
  • Central approves Halloween attraction

    May 26, 2013 10:16 AM

    CENTRAL, La. - The city-parish Planning Commission has rezoned a property to permit a haunted house and outdoor Halloween-themed attraction just south of Central. The Advocate reports the commission voted this past week to rezone 75 acres for the owners of The 13th Gate. Dwayne Sanburn of Midnight Productions, which... more »
  • Central presents plans for former campus

    April 29, 2013 8:07 AM

    CENTRAL - Superintendent Michael Faulk has laid out his ideas on what the Central school system should do with 29 acres, which for decades served as the home of Central Middle School. Faulk is proposing to spend $5 million to tear down six of the nine buildings on the former... more »
  • Coach files lawsuit against Central School System check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 9, 2013 6:20 PM

    CENTRAL - An assistant football coach is suing after he was removed from his coaching job. Coach Mike Gardner field suit against the Central Community School System and Central High Principal Bob Wales after his removal from the coaching position. In court documents obtained by News 2, Mike Gardner... more »
  • Road back open after gas main breaks in Central

    April 9, 2013 3:38 PM

    CENTRAL - Authorities closed a portion of Sullivan Road in Central this afternoon when they said a natural gas line broke. Derek Glover with Central Fire said a four-inch pipe broke or bent in three places and spilled some gas near Sullivan Road. They closed Sullivan between Brent... more »

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