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  • Additional stores closed, more to close at Mall of Louisiana Play Video

    January 15, 2018 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A week after WBRZ reported on Banana Republic, Paris Parker and the Gap closing locations at the Mall of Louisiana, we know others already followed suit and more are planning to close. Gymboree, a popular children's clothing store will close soon. It follows Godiva Chocolatier, Johnston and Murphy,... more »
  • Front doors at Louisiana Capitol stay closed another year Play Video

    July 19, 2017 9:36 PM

    The front doors at the Louisiana Capitol have been closed for about two years as of summer 2017. BATON ROUGE- It was supposed to be a simple waterproof job on the exterior of the Louisiana Capitol but inspectors found a more serious problem. Not that waterproofing the exterior... more »
  • Local bridal shop, others in chain close; Brides stuck without dresses Play Video

    July 14, 2017 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Brides were in shock when they showed up at dress shop Alfred Angelo Bridal to find the doors shut for good. The business closed all of its locations abruptly Thursday. Outside the location in Towne Center, brides stood in disbelief. "I'm just scared I wont... more »
  • NJ Governor Christie spotted on closed public beach amid government shutdown

    July 3, 2017 1:30 PM

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie didn't let his state's government shutdown put a damper on his family's weekend plans. Late last week Christie shut down the state's parks, recreation areas, forests and historic sites — including Island Beach State Park and Liberty State Park — over a state budget... more »
  • Ascension Public Schools summer classes, camps canceled for Wednesday

    June 20, 2017 5:31 PM

    ASCENSION – Ascension Public Schools summer classes and camps are canceled for Wednesday, June 21 as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches. All administrative services for Ascension Public Schools shall remain open with 12-month employees reporting to work as scheduled. Any employees who feel they cannot safely travel to or... more »
  • Lane closures on Perkins Road this weekend for patch work

    May 5, 2017 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Perkins Road will have alternating lane closures lasting from Friday night to Saturday night due to patching operations. DOTD says that the lane closures will be in the eastbound and westbound directions from Siegen Lane to Acadian Thruway lasting from 8 p.m. on Friday to Saturday at... more »
  • Residents want shuttered Jack in the Box gone Play Video

    May 2, 2017 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A closed Jack in the Box at the corner of Coursey Blvd. and Stumberg Lane have some people upset over the big mess that's been sitting vacant for years. The grass is overgrown, the building's boarded up and the doors are locked. That building has that... more »
  • San Bernardino school closed following shooting

    April 11, 2017 12:03 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO - An elementary school in San Bernardino that was the scene of a murder-suicide is closed for the time being. School district officials say classes at North Park Elementary are canceled for at least Tuesday and Wednesday. Counselors are being made available at a nearby middle school for... more »
  • Student arrested after social media threats closed New Orleans school

    March 30, 2017 11:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – A 15-year-old student has been arrested after police say he posted threats on social media that caused the closure of Isidore Newman School in New Orleans. According to a report from WWL , the teen was arrested on Thursday afternoon at his home. According to... more »
  • Hammond school closed Friday due to Norovirus outbreak Play Video

    March 23, 2017 4:15 PM

    HAMMOND- Hammond Westside Montessori School is closed Friday, March 24 due to students developing symptoms of the Norovirus. School officials said Thursday that more than 300 students were not in class due to the virus. Entire classes have been missing class since last Friday. Superintendent of the Tangipahoa... more »
  • U.S. Postal Offices to close on President's Day

    February 17, 2017 5:12 PM

    The United States Postal Offices will be closed on Feb. 20 in observance of President's Day. Postal officials say that only Priority Mail Express will be delivered on the holiday. Normal mail delivery, postal retail operations and mail collections will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Business Mail Entry... more »
  • I-110 South reopens after deadly crash Play Video

    February 6, 2017 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police say that a 20-year-old man is dead in a single vehicle crash that closed I-110 south Monday morning. The crash happened around 8:22 a.m. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, a crane truck registered to Turner Industries was traveling southbound in the... more »
  • WATCH: Crews battle large fire at recycling plant Play Video

    January 23, 2017 11:16 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE – A fire at Southside Recycling plant in Prairieville closed LA 929 east of Airline Highway for hours on Monday. Heavy smoke could be seen in the area by drivers and nearby businesses. According to Prairieville Fire Chief Mark Stewart, the fire originated from a pile of... more »
  • High water closes roads across Baton Rouge

    January 19, 2017 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and other parish officials are urging motorists to use caution when driving across the Baton Rouge area Thursday. “We are urging caution as drivers travel on our highways as there is high water and flooding in some areas,” Broome said. Several... more »
  • Storms cause severe flooding in Houston

    January 18, 2017 12:44 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - Severe storms have caused dangerous amounts of flood water in the Houston area. A flash flood warning has been issued for parts of Harris, Fort Bend, and Wharton counties. High water levels have slowed traffic on I-45 and multiple roadways are impassable due to the... more »
  • UPDATE: Lanes reopen on I-10 after Miss. River Bridge accident

    January 13, 2017 3:58 PM

    UPDATE : All lanes of I-10 East has been reopened. BATON ROUGE - An accident has caused the closure of multiple lanes of I-10. The right and left lanes of I-10 East are blocked at the Mississippi River Bridge. Traffic continues to pass through the center lane. ... more »
  • Parts of Bluebonnet Blvd to be closed on Jan. 14

    January 12, 2017 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Parts of Bluebonnet Boulevard will be closed on Saturday due to water line repairs. According to the Department of Transportation and Development, Bluebonnet will be closed in the northbound direction at World Ministry Avenue. The closure will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Jan.... more »
  • Accident shuts down one lane on Airline Highway

    January 12, 2017 11:11 AM

    UPDATE: All lanes are now open. BATON ROUGE - The right lane of Airline Highway North at Greenwell Springs Road has been shut down due to an accident. Traffic is currently passing through the left lane. Congestion from the incident has reached beyond Greenwell Springs Road. Keep... more »
  • Lane closure on North Street until 5 p.m.

    January 12, 2017 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One lane of North Street at North 13th Street will be shut down from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. The Baton Rouge Water Company will be repairing a water main, requiring workers to shut down the south/left lane at North 13th Street. The right lane... more »
  • Audubon Bridge closed due to winter weather conditions

    January 6, 2017 6:20 PM

    NEW ROADS – Traffic officials say the Audubon Bridge on LA 10 from US 61 to LA 10 in New Roads is closed due to winter weather conditions. #BREAKING : @WBRZ reporting that the Audubon Bridge has been closed. #LaWX @NWSNewOrleans — Josh Eachus WBRZ (@Josh_Eachus) January 6,... more »
  • Two more Livingston Parish schools ready to reopen Play Video

    January 3, 2017 10:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Teachers were putting the final touches on their classrooms Tuesday at Denham Springs Freshman High. Students are set to return for the first time since the flood. Principal Ken Magee said that even though it's not perfect, it's good to be back. "It might not look... more »
  • Krystal closes five locations in Louisiana

    December 23, 2016 1:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Krystal, the company known for its mini burgers and hot dogs, announced that it has closed all company-owned stores in Louisiana. According to a WWLTV report , only two franchise locations will remain open in the state: the location at 116 Bourbon Street in New Orleans... more »
  • Serious injury crash closed I-10 WB on Bonnet Carre Spillway Wednesday

    December 21, 2016 12:21 PM

    ST. CHARLES PARISH – A crash closed I-10 west bound on the Bonnet Carre Spillway around 11 a.m. Wednesday. The accident was with serious injury, according to Louisiana State Police. A medical helicopter was seen landing on the Spillway. No further information about the crash was available at the... more »
  • Airline Hwy. reopens at Florida following accident

    December 5, 2016 12:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Airline Highway (U.S. 61 North) has reopened to traffic at Florida Boulevard following an accident on Monday morning. Traffic was being diverted onto Florida Boulevard. According to DOTD, congestion from the accident has reached Old Hammond Highway. Monitor WBRZ's traffic tracking system here . more »
  • Polls close for Mississippi election runoffs

    November 29, 2016 8:19 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Polls are closed for runoff elections in Mississippi. Voters in the northern part of the state were deciding a Supreme Court race between John Brady of Columbus and Bobby Chamberlin of Hernando. The Court of Appeals runoff in an east-central district is between challenger Ed Hannan and... more »
  • George O'Neal Road at Jones Creek to close Nov. 6

    November 4, 2016 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE – City Parish officials announced that George O'Neal Road will be closed to traffic just east of Jones Creek Road starting Nov. 6 at noon. The road will reopen on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. The closure is a part of an ongoing construction project. Additionally,... more »
  • Vegas Strip resort closed, guests evacuated after power outage

    November 3, 2016 9:30 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A hotel official says the darkened Paris Las Vegas resort could remain closed overnight, displacing thousands of guests and gamblers, while work crews repair its damaged main power line. Caesars Entertainment Corp. spokesman Rich Broome says authorities decided at nightfall Thursday that it was getting too late... more »
  • Elmer's Island to close temporarily for road, parking work

    October 15, 2016 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Elmer's Island, a wildlife refuge and barrier island in Jefferson Parish, will be closing for a week for construction work. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced that the island and its public access road will be shuttered Monday, a closure that will continue for seven... more »
  • FEMA disaster centers to close on Sundays, Columbus Day

    October 6, 2016 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE – All FEMA disaster recovery centers will be closed on Sundays. The closures are effective starting Oct. 9. In addition, all disaster recovery centers will be closed on Monday, Oct. 10 in observance of Columbus Day. There are currently 15 FEMA disaster recovery centers open for... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 WB

    September 23, 2016 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 westbound. Friday morning, an accident blocked the left and center lanes of I-10 westbound after College Drive. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring traffic. We will have updates on WBRZ.com and Twitter . more »
  • Shelter at Lamar Dixon Expo Center closes

    September 16, 2016 4:31 PM

    ASCENSION – Ascension Homeland Security has closed its shelter for flood victims at the Lamar Dixon Center as of Friday morning. The shelter transitioned from being operated by the Red Cross to the parish homeland security office on Monday, Sept. 12. Parish employees met with families to locate them... more »
  • All False River boat launches closed due to debris, high water level

    September 1, 2016 12:20 PM

    POINTE COUPEE – The Pointe Coupee Parish Police jury is closing all operated boat launches into False River until further notice. All privately operated boat launches into False River are also closed. The closure is due to the high water level and amount of debris in the river which... more »
  • Repairs to Florida Blvd bridge expected to be completed in 10 days

    August 29, 2016 12:34 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Parts of Florida Blvd between Denham Springs and Walker were closed Sunday night after a bridge over West Colyell Creek sustained damage. City of Walker officials said Wednesday that the US 190 bridge has been given top priority by the governor's office and DOTD. Work at... more »
  • School closures announced for early next week due to flooding

    August 13, 2016 4:11 PM

    Parishes affected by the weekend's historic flooding are already announcing the closure of public school closures early next week as families will be working to recover. Parishes with public schools closed on Monday include: Ascension East Feliciana (Monday and Tuesday) West Feliciana Livingston (Until further notice) East Baton... more »
  • I-110 is now open

    August 12, 2016 8:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - I-110 is now open, but the right lane remains blocked. Both lanes of I-110 were closed past Florida Boulevard Friday morning due to high water and multiple incidents in the area. There were heavy delays. #BREAKING I-110 at Capitol Access closed due to high... more »
  • Florida Blvd at Sherwood Blvd briefly closed after multi car crash

    August 8, 2016 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A multi-car crashed blocked roads in Baton Rouge Monday afternoon. According to WBRZ’s Brett Buffington, Florida Blvd was closed at Sherwood Forest Blvd around 5:40 p.m. Monday. Images of the scene show first responders working the crash. The tires of a Blue SUV appear to... more »
  • All lanes now open on Greenwell Springs Road

    July 25, 2016 7:13 AM

    CENTRAL - All lanes are open on Greenwell Springs Road. Greenwell Springs Road was closed on Monday morning in both directions between Denham Road and Liberty Road due to an accident. A concrete mixer truck hit a curb and flipped over while traveling on Greenwell Springs Road. Louisiana... more »
  • DHH closes EBR Health Unit after mold detected

    July 7, 2016 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health announced Thursday morning that it is suspending all services at the East Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit located on the corner of North 12th Street and Florida Boulevard after potentially dangerous mold was discovered in the facility. Earlier this week, the department... more »
  • Justice Dept. closes Clinton email probe with no charges

    July 6, 2016 6:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Hillary Clinton email investigation is being closed without any criminal charges. Lynch announced the Justice Department decision Wednesday, one day after FBI Director James Comey recommended against any prosecution. The decision was largely a formality given Comey's public statement on the case.... more »
  • Pei Wei restaurant closes in BR; to close all locations in state

    June 28, 2016 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Pei Wei Asian Diner, a sister restaurant of P.F. Chang's, is closing all three of its locations in Louisiana. The restaurant has locations in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Metairie. The Baton Rouge location in Acadian Village Shopping Center on Perkins Road and the New Orleans location... more »
  • Westbound lanes of Skip Bertman Dr. closed due to roadway failure

    June 16, 2016 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials in East Baton Rouge Parish say a failure in the roadway has resulted in a closure of part of Skip Bertman Drive near LSU effective immediately. The closure affects Skip Bertman Drive between River Road and Nicholson Drive. Both westbound lanes will be closed,... more »
  • Stalled vehicle causes major delays on I-10

    June 15, 2016 8:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Commuters might want to take an alternate route this morning as a stalled vehicle forced the closure of the center lane of I-10 at the Mississippi River Bridge. Conjestion has reached to I-10 at South Acadian Thruway. Motorist are encouraged to use US 190 as an... more »
  • LA 1 North at Intracoastal Canal open after car fire caused closure

    June 1, 2016 12:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LA 1 North at the Intracoastal Canal Bridge re-opened after it was closed to traffic due to a vehicle fire. Traffic is still backed up to three miles in length. Stay with WBRZ on Facebook and Twitter for traffic updates. more »
  • Repairs to begin on closed I-10 West access ramp near Sorrento

    April 28, 2016 4:24 PM

    SORRENTO - State Senator Eddie Lambert says work will begin soon to repair the US 61 northbound access ramp to I-10 westbound near Sorrento. The ramp has remained closed since October 2015 after a construction vehicle with an over-height load collided with the ramp’s structure. “According to the... more »
  • Turn lane of LA 73 near LA 42 to be closed for three weeks

    April 18, 2016 5:01 PM

    PRARIEVILLE - Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa announced that the turn lane of northbound LA 73 onto east LA 42 will be closed for the next three weeks. The turn lane will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for three weeks while construction crews install a sewer... more »
  • DOTD: Scenic Hwy to be closed Thursday and Friday

    March 31, 2016 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - DOTD announced that US 61 (Scenic Hwy) will be closed at the railroad track from Thursday, Mar. 31 to Friday, Apr. 1. The Highway will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow for track repairs on the railroad. DOTD advises the following detours: Northbound... more »

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