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  • Locals celebrate Mardi Gras from snowy Ohio to New Roads Tuesday Play Video

    February 9, 2016 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Mardi Gras spirit is alive and well Tuesday as revelers take to the streets and even snow banks from the capital region to the northeast. Around the area, two parades are planned: a morning parade in New Roads and a 2 p.m. parade following it.... more »
  • Plans for reopening Istrouma to be released Wednesday

    February 8, 2016 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Future plans for Istrouma High School will be discussed at a community meeting Wednesday. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is working to re-open the shuttered high school. After being taken over by the state, it was closed and the campus was recently given back... more »
  • Gusting winds knock out power to thousands across the area

    February 8, 2016 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A few thousand people lost power Monday due to high winds. Outages were across the city, but clustered in many spots around Old South Baton Rouge, Merrydale, Broadmoor, and east of Santa Maria along Airline Highway. There were also small clusters of outages in Livingston and... more »
  • Just about perfect weather for parades Friday night, Saturday

    February 4, 2016 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It'll be a bit nippy, but near perfect for this weekend's parades. The Krewe of Southdowns rolls at 7 p.m. Friday through the neighborhood it is named after. The theme for the Southdowns 2016 parade will be "Under The Big Top". The WBRZ weather team... more »
  • Uber drivers plan Friday night walkout

    February 3, 2016 7:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Uber drivers are planning a picket of the ride-sharing service Friday over a reduction in the percentage of fares given to them by the company. Some drivers will not run between 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. There are parades in Baton Rouge on Friday... more »
  • LSU responds to Twitter discussion about race Wednesday afternoon

    February 3, 2016 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The president of LSU responded Wednesday afternoon to a growing social media thread about race and culture at the university. A Twitter hashtag - a way to group conversations on the social media site - was created for a 1 p.m. discussion. A group called the... more »
  • School system hopes to get about $200,000 for Old Clinton High School

    February 2, 2016 7:46 PM

    CLINTON - Again Tuesday, school leaders in East Feliciana Parish agreed to try to find someone to buy the Old Clinton High School on Plank Road near downtown. The building was built in 1903 and has been empty since the 1980's. The school district hopes to sell it to... more »
  • Les Miles and LSU look to secure #1 recruiting class today

    February 2, 2016 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is set to claim the number one class in the country on National Signing Day Wednesday. Nearly two-dozen high school seniors are set to commit to LSU. Of the freshmen group, three are from the capital region: Donavaughn Campbell of Ponchatoula High School, Caleb Roddy... more »
  • 2 more horses rescued, vet to do health screen on starved animals

    February 2, 2016 11:32 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Tuesday, a veterinarian will conduct a health screening on horses suffering from starvation that were rescued by Iberville Parish Animal Control. Recently in separate cases, three horses starved to death and two others were found in poor health. At least three different people are facing animal cruelty... more »
  • Teenagers jumped at abandoned Six Flags Play Video

    February 1, 2016 2:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two teenage girls were robbed while taking pictures at the abandoned Six Flags amusement park, WWL TV reported Monday. The attack happened Sunday around sunset, police said. The girls, both 17, were jumped by four men with guns. The guys stole the girls' purses, cell phones... more »
  • Special cell signal truck will be parked in New Roads for Mardi Gras

    January 26, 2016 11:56 PM

    NEW ROADS - Cell phone service will be boosted for one of the state's largest Mardi Gras celebrations outside of New Orleans. AT&T said Tuesday, a special truck will be parked in the city ahead of the two parades. Thousands of people attend the parades each year. New Roads... more »
  • WATCH: People aren't high about meth truck on Livingston roadside Play Video

    January 26, 2016 11:48 PM

    WALKER - People are outraged about a roadside attraction that has been getting much unwanted attention. "It says 'We Sell Meth' on the side...It's not something you want to see going down the road," Hollie Ross said about a pick up truck just down the street from her convenience... more »
  • Teen minister facing additional abuse charges

    January 26, 2016 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police filed more abuse charges against an 18-year-old who claimed to be a church pastor. Tuesday, authorities said Kentrell Jackson was facing two additional charges of indecent behavior and a new charge of sexual battery. Baton Rouge Police said two more victims came forward after learning... more »
  • Church official tries to distance congregation from sex crimes investigation

    January 26, 2016 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials are trying to distance their church from a sex abuse investigation. A teenager who identified himself as a minister at Jesus Name Apostolic Temple was arrested Monday on indecent behavior with a juvenile charges. Kentrell Jackson, 18, remained in jail as of this writing. He... more »
  • Two-alarm fire destroys Baton Rouge apartment Play Video

    January 23, 2016 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three apartments were damaged after a kitchen fire Saturday morning. The Baton Rouge Fire Department received a call around 4:30 a.m for a fire at 460 Community College Dr. Firefighters arrived on scene to find Unit 1 engulfed in flames. The fire reached the attic... more »
  • Not everyone will get closure with serial killer's unexpected death Thursday Play Video

    January 21, 2016 11:52 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The death of serial killer Derrick Todd Lee might be bitter-sweet for families of victims suspected to have been killed by him but never officially connected or confirmed. Lee was convicted in two attacks but DNA linked him to five others. There are likely more, authorities... more »
  • Sylvia: Baton Rouge was a scary place during serial killer years

    January 21, 2016 10:35 PM

    Dozens and dozens of women of all ages stood in a line so long it wrapped around the Baton Rouge Police Supply building on Florida Boulevard, for one of the hottest items for sale in the city, "Freeze Plus P". The pepper-spray and tear gas combination came in a canister... more »
  • Monday evening events end annual Martin Luther King tributes

    January 18, 2016 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crowd of people gathered at the steps of LSU's Memorial Tower to remember a Civil Rights icon. Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr., day. Across the country, people met to perform various service projects and honor King's legacy. At LSU, the vigil also featured... more »
  • Students clean up museum on MLK Day

    January 18, 2016 4:56 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A group of Donaldsonville High School students gave back to the community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day by cleaning up around the River Road African American Museum. It's all part of celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. while learning about African American history in the... more »
  • Sheriff on attack victims' arrest: 'the average individual can connect the dots'

    January 15, 2016 3:51 PM

    GONZALES - The sheriff of Ascension Parish responded Friday to concerns crime victims were arrested on drug charges after reporting a home invasion earlier this week. Clay and Dana Cowart, both 45, and their daughter, Tayler, 18, were charged with various drug offenses after Dana Cowart called for help,... more »
  • Amid concerns over meaning, fraternity changes name of dance

    January 14, 2016 10:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's Kappa Alpha Order will no longer use the moniker "Old South" relating to events the fraternity hosts, including its annual formal affair. "The Executive Council, or national board of directors, of Kappa Alpha Order recently amended an existing regulation to prohibit Active Chapters from sponsoring... more »
  • Family arrested by sheriff's deputies after reporting home invasion

    January 14, 2016 9:14 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A family was booked into jail Wednesday after reporting they were victims of a home invasion because deputies found trace amounts of marijuana in their home. Clay and Dana Cowart, both 45, and their daughter, Tayler, 18, were charged with various drug offenses after Dana Cowart called... more »
  • 3 winning tickets in $1.6B Powerball drawing

    January 13, 2016 11:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lottery officials say tickets sold in California, Tennessee and Florida won Wednesday's world record $1.6 billion Powerball drawing. The top prize for Saturday's drawing will be $40 million. There was one Match 5 ticket purchased in Franklinton and it's worth $1 million. There... more »
  • Armed group calls meeting to talk with Oregon community

    January 12, 2016 4:15 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - The armed activists occupying a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon plan to hold a community meeting this week to explain themselves and inform residents when they'll leave. The Oregonian reports that a leader of the anti-government group told reporters on Tuesday that the meeting will be... more »
  • Take a look at nighttime Louisiana from space

    January 6, 2016 11:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The capital region's bright lights are the center of an image tweeted by astronaut Scott Kelly on the International Space Station Tuesday. Kelly used the hashtag "year in space" when he shared the image. While he called attention to New Orleans, shown as the cluster... more »
  • School district leaders won't give up on abandoned school building

    January 5, 2016 11:31 PM

    CLINTON - School system leaders are determined to save an abandoned school. Tuesday night, the school board agreed to re advertise for bids seeking a buyer for the Old Clinton High School on Plank Road. At the end of November , no bids were submitted in the first attempt... more »
  • You can Uber yourself a king cake Wednesday

    January 5, 2016 9:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The ride-sharing service Uber will deliver king cakes on Wednesday, the official start of Carnival. Uber announced app users can request the popular treat between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans can request the king cakes and drivers will... more »
  • Police search for vehicle in hit and run of child

    December 25, 2015 12:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are searching for a car and its driver after a 7-year-old boy was hit and left in the road. Baton Rouge Police released the details of the hit-and-run Thursday. The incident happened Wednesday night on the 1900 block of N Ardenwood Drive near Greenwell Springs... more »
  • Child cut in feud between family members at restaurant Wednesday

    December 23, 2015 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An infant was taken to an area hospital after being injured in a scuffle between adult family members Wednesday. Police said they responded to the Red Robin restaurant outside the Mall of Louisiana where the incident occurred. Officers said the child was being held by its... more »
  • Bonfires to burn despite naughty forecast on Christmas Eve

    December 23, 2015 4:42 PM

    GRAMERCY - Weather will not dampen a popular tradition along the Mississippi River in St. James Parish. Officials said Wednesday after a meeting with the National Weather Service, the annual lighting of the bonfires will happen as scheduled Christmas Eve night. Earlier, officials said they were concerned about the... more »
  • Rescuer: Girls stuck in park were 'scared and wet, a little cold' Play Video

    December 23, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two teenage girls rescued from the banks of the Amite River Tuesday night are recovering, sources said. The girls, who have not been identified, were taken to an area hospital after they were found on a river bank. They went missing after a hiking trip. The... more »
  • Families of deceased to take responsibility for forgotten cemetery

    December 23, 2015 12:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Surviving family members of people buried in Gilbert Memorial Cemetery will try to raise money to manage the maintenance of the property themselves. At a meeting Tuesday night, a group decided they'd take the responsibility since no one else seems to be interested. The cemetery is... more »
  • Expect heavier than normal traffic delays Monday

    December 21, 2015 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Like an early Christmas present from the Grinch, Louisiana traffic monitors issued a warning to drivers Monday to expect higher than normal delays for the evening rush. Around lunch time, traffic started building on I-10 eastbound between downtown Baton Rouge. At one point, congestion had reached... more »
  • State sells 'Road Diet' for Government Street Play Video

    December 17, 2015 8:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development made its "Road Diet" pitch to the public Thursday evening. The state hopes to sell the idea of a three-lane Government Street. It's an idea that will have two travel lanes - one in each direction - and a... more »
  • Man shoots, kills estranged wife, another person and himself

    December 16, 2015 7:23 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - The double murder-suicide that left Thomas Ransom, 35, April Ransom, 38, and Joseph Cormier, 43, dead left the community reeling. Police said Thomas Ransom was having a conversation with his estranged wife, April, inside of Angie's bar. She when she walked away from him and he then shot... more »
  • Law enforcement and community wants teen violence to end Play Video

    December 13, 2015 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Community members and law enforcement officials are speaking out against recent violence involving teens in the city. "Look at education, home, neighborhood, parks, recreation, the whole thing of how are our kids being raised and growing up? " said East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore.... more »
  • Shorts in December this weekend Play Video

    December 11, 2015 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This weekend will feel more like August since forecasters expect highs in the mid-80s. Compared to this time last year, there is an almost 20 degree temperature difference. People are having to adjust to the unusual forecast. "It has a tendency to hurt the business,"... more »
  • St. Jude Early Bird winner receives his new car

    December 11, 2015 9:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After months of searching and waiting a man received his new car courtesy of All Star Volvo Friday. Don Johnson selected a Volvo after winning the Early Bird Prize during the 2015 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway earlier this year. He spent lots of time deciding on... more »
  • Man with Alzheimer's missing from Baton Rouge

    December 9, 2015 9:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies issued a missing persons alert for a man with Alzheimer’s. Deputies said Thomas Madison, 50, walked away from home and never returned. Family members, though, could not pinpoint an exact time when Madison left. The missing persons report was filed around 6:30 Wednesday. ... more »
  • Teen shot dead identified, friend booked on homicide charges

    December 5, 2015 1:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested a 14-year-old in connection with the shooting death of another teen Friday . Baton Rouge Police announced the arrest in a news release Saturday morning. Police did not identify the suspect because of his age, but said the boy was booked into juvenile... more »
  • Deputies looking for owner of wedding dress found on road

    December 4, 2015 4:58 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A wedding dress is hanging in the evidence locker at the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, but the story about how it got there won't be found in any criminal complaint. Instead, it's a lost and found tale that seems more unlikely than reality. Deputies found the... more »
  • Lawyer's courtroom Hail Mary could get Amite football back into playoffs Play Video

    December 3, 2015 11:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A lawyer for the Tangipahoa Parish School System will argue the Louisiana High School Athletic Association is unfairly enforcing its rule dealing with fights during football games Friday morning. This week, the LHSAA banned Amite High School from participating in its playoff game against St. James.... more »
  • 144-year-old church gets major repairs Play Video

    December 3, 2015 6:29 PM

    BAYOU GOULA - St. Paul Church is coming back to life. Built in 1871, the historical landmark was damaged during Hurricane Gustav in 2008. That prompted the Friends of St. Paul Church Organization to get working on putting together a comeback for the church. Wednesday, workers reinstalled the... more »
  • Not a single person wants to buy this hundred-year-old school

    November 30, 2015 11:37 PM

    CLINTON - The school board will have to decide what to do with a hundred-year-old school since no one seems to be interested in buying it. At the beginning of November, the East Feliciana Parish School System announced plans to sell the Old Clinton High School on Plank Road.... more »
  • Humbling research: Baton Rouge isn't that snobby

    November 11, 2015 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Humble pie must be served everywhere, since website RoadSnacks ranked Baton Rouge the 140th most snobby place in the United States. Researchers analyzed data from 250 cities and ranked them based on income, median home price, the number of theaters and art galler ie s, education... more »
  • Venting operations cause strange noises

    November 9, 2015 9:57 PM

    ZACHARY – Odd sounds heard for the last two nights are what is basically venting operations at a plant so crews can check equipment. Georgia Pacific said there have been checks of equipment. Steam is being blown through pipes, and the steam escaping makes a hissing noise. The noise... more »
  • Relic of Istrouma returned Wednesday night

    November 4, 2015 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alumni of Istrouma High revealed a restored mascot of the former school Wednesday night. The Nawaganti statue was originally donated by the class of 1964. But, it's been subject of years of neglect and was left behind when the school closed. Alumni retrieved it, had... more »
  • UPDATED: 86-year-old lost wedding ring passing out Halloween candy

    November 2, 2015 11:08 PM

    UPDATE Nov. 3 - Police said the ring has been located. It was found on the woman's front lawn during a thorough search by family members. SLIDELL - Police are helping an 86-year-old woman find her missing wedding ring. The police department posted on its Facebook page Monday,... more »
  • Teenage siblings facing a childhood in jail for parking lot attack

    October 31, 2015 2:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A pair of brothers could spend the rest of their childhood in jail after being convicted of a crime on a college campus Friday. The victim said he was praying on the BRCC campus late at night in the summer when he was jumped. He said... more »
  • Old school transformed into hunting lodge; now it's for sale

    October 23, 2015 3:32 PM

    PECAN ISLAND - The kids are gone and there are no more tests being administered in classrooms, but one coastal school has a few more lessons to teach and they all deal with living the great life along the Gulf of Mexico. The 51-year-old Pecan Island School has been... more »
  • Group backs plan to name street after "T.J." Jemison

    October 19, 2015 10:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The metro council will give the final approval to a street renaming plan at its next meeting. Monday, the planning and zoning committee approved changing a stretch of East Boulevard in front of Mt. Zion First Baptist Church in Old South Baton Rouge in honor of... more »
  • How do you like your 'gator? COOKED, say fans tailgating Friday night Play Video

    October 17, 2015 12:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Ask people how they like their alligator around LSU, and they'll tell you any way you can fix it: fried, smoked, grilled, or soaked in a gumbo. "[I add] celery, four bell peppers, chicken broth, six pounds of onion...tomato," one person tailgating Friday night said as... more »
  • MUST WATCH: Last call in 35 year career is one no one will forget Play Video

    October 16, 2015 1:29 AM

    ALBANY - Memories were made on a football field Thursday night. First, a coach calling the last plays of his career. Then, an unexpected player making a touchdown. Kyle Stewart is in a motorized wheelchair. He hasn't missed many of the Albany Middle Hornets football games. Fans... more »
  • Slain student remembered by former teacher

    October 11, 2015 8:40 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish community is mourning the loss of 18 year old Todd Toups, Jr. The teenager was killed in a stabbing incident that took place Saturday afternoon at Cobb's Trailer Park. A 16 year old male is facing a 2nd degree murder charge for Toups' death. Morgan... more »
  • Red Cross to raise money for South Carolina at Tiger Stadium Saturday

    October 7, 2015 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross is teaming up with LSU to help with disaster relief when LSU hosts USC for a USC home game at Tiger Stadium. “ LSU fans are always stepping up, and generously, to care for our neighbors facing and recovering from disasters – especially... more »
  • Parents warned truant kids could lead to jail Play Video

    October 6, 2015 12:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Truancy officials will start warning parents about children missing too many school days. Monday, the sheriff's office truancy division announced parents and guardians of students who have missed at least ten days of school will need to meet with a truancy officer. Parents who ignore the... more »
  • Another Webb Park bike lane meeting set for Monday

    October 5, 2015 9:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A community meeting is being held Monday to discuss a problem with the bike lanes in an upscale neighborhood. People who live around Webb Park say the lanes are too big and it's causing a shortage in available parking. Police officers have started writing tickets for cars in... more »
  • Report: Louisiana docs, nurses 'pay it forward' to medics in Oregon

    October 3, 2015 12:06 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Staff of a hospital here sent pizza to a hospital in Oregon where the injured were treated after a campus shooting earlier this week. The pizza was a "pay it forward" from Lafayette General Medical Center after the hospital was sent pizza from one in Texas as... more »
  • Board hopes to open Istrouma High next school year

    October 1, 2015 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board discussed the first steps to returning students to Istrouma High School Thursday night. At a committee meeting among board members, the group approved regaining control of the facility from the Recovery School Board. The RSD, a state-run... more »
  • Southern's Devon Gales transferred to rehab hospital

    September 30, 2015 4:39 PM

    ATHENS, Ga. - Southern University football player Devon Gales has been transferred to a rehabilitation hospital, Southern said on its sports website Wednesday. Gales, 21, sustained a spinal cord injury during the Saturday, Sept. 26 game against the University of Georgia. Gales was taken off the field following a... more »
  • Case workers say they tried to get greedy mother on her feet Play Video

    September 29, 2015 11:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Child advocates said they tried everything they could to help a struggling mother before she was arrested recently but the woman was too greedy to care. Leticia Brothers, 27, was booked into jail for abuse, cruelty to juveniles, criminal neglect and encouraging neglect or delinquency in... more »
  • Another meeting set to talk about bike lane drama

    September 29, 2015 8:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A meeting has been scheduled to address some bike lane drama in an upscale neighborhood here. Recently , people who live in the Webb Park area complained over the lanes when people police started writing tickets to drivers who parked their vehicles in the bike lane... more »
  • SU establishes fund for injured player

    September 28, 2015 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Southern University announced a fund for Devon Gales, the Jaguar's wide receiver who suffered a svere spinal injury during Saturday's game against Georgia. The university said it was accepting electronic donations through a website or via mail through the Southern University System Foundation. Money can be sent... more »
  • Armed man arrested after standoff near BRCC

    September 25, 2015 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man after officers said he tried to rob a woman with a knife, then barricaded himself inside a home near Baton Rouge Community College. Cpl. J'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said officers were able to get the man out and apprehend him... more »
  • Family trading house for farm and foster kids

    September 24, 2015 11:34 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A for sale sign swaying in the wind on a clear, sunny fall afternoon could be the key to successful futures to a handful of people the current homeowners have yet to meet. The Breauxs are selling their house. They are trading their suburban lifestyle for the... more »
  • At vigil, friend recalls trying to pull woman from mangled car Play Video

    September 23, 2015 12:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Holding back tears, a teenager remembered the moment a week ago, she tried to save her friend's life. "I had opened her door, and I was like 'please wake up, please wake up,'" Cheryl Watson recalled. Watson survived the car crash that killed her friend Tashadow... more »
  • Master plan calls for BREC to close Howell Park Golf Course

    September 22, 2015 8:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A conceptual plan for Howell Park show a community area without a golf course but with other outdoor activity sites such as obstacle courses, an update pool area and a new baseball diamond and track. The plan was revealed at a community meeting Tuesday evening. In... more »
  • Hundreds pay respects to local Marine who died during training Play Video

    September 19, 2015 12:05 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Under a starlit sky, people gathered to pay their respects to a Marine as his body passed in a motorcade in front of the highway they lined Friday night. Bryan Michael Lauw, 21, died last week in a training accident at Camp Pendleton in California. He... more »
  • Group creates mini parks to unite community Play Video

    September 18, 2015 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Mid City Redevelopment Alliance created three different mini parks in an effort to bring the community together and make the Mid City area more attractive. "The idea that we can create a community space that brings the neighborhood together. It not only beautifies the neighborhood but... more »
  • Fireman delivers child after responding to 911 call Play Video

    September 17, 2015 2:03 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - A firefighter will likely be forever remembered by one family after an emergency call here recently. Volunteer firefighter Wayne Birt responded to a call of a woman in labor after midnight Sunday. Soon after he arrived, the mother started to give birth and Birt helped deliver the... more »
  • BRPD to host Night Out Against Crime Thursday Play Video

    September 16, 2015 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department will host its annual Night Out Against Crime on Thursday night. The event aims to bring together community members and law enforcement officers to present a unified front against crime in the capital city. Law enforcement officials will be at the event talking... more »
  • Drunk cowboy: 'Horse knows the way home' Play Video

    September 15, 2015 11:40 PM

    WATSON - Deputies ticketed a man for riding a horse drunk down a highway Tuesday. Jake Williams said he was too drunk to drive home from a daiquiri shop where he stopped earlier in the day. He had been driving a truck and horse trailer but decided it was... more »
  • Poop on stoop causing a stink in Garden District Play Video

    September 15, 2015 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The neighborhood gossip in one quiet community is really stirring the you know what these days – literally. Someone is leaving dog waste in bags on the doorstep of at least one home. To find the culprit, the victim of this stinky situation has gone to... more »
  • Candlelight vigil honors local Marine who died during training

    September 14, 2015 11:45 PM

    WATSON - A football field was filled with mourners Monday night for an emotional candlelight vigil for a Marine who died in a training accident in California. Under a deep, dark sky people lighted candles. The shimmering light cast a glow across the stadium of the Old Live Oak... more »
  • BR waitress covers officers' meals

    September 3, 2015 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three police officers got a free lunch thanks to a gracious waitress Thursday. The department shared the officer's bill on Facebook where the waitress wrote, "Thank y'all for what y'all do for us everyday. Have a safe and blessed day. I figured the least I could... more »
  • Sunday: 90-minutes of Katrina tributes

    August 21, 2015 11:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's Leonard Fournette, Melissa York of St. Gabriel and Good Morning America's Robin Roberts will discuss life in the last ten years following Hurricane Katrina in two television broadcasts Sunday night. Fournette, a child at the time, recalls losing his home and being stuck on the... more »
  • Young teen one of two shot in Baton Rouge Friday night

    August 21, 2015 9:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 15-year-old was taken to the hospital following a shooting Friday night. Police said two people were shot at 650 North Ardenwood Drive. Conditions of the two people were unknown as of this post. Crime scene taped off in Renaissance Gateway Apt. complex, off... more »
  • Crowd voices concerns with barge cleaning operation

    August 18, 2015 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People packed a hearing room at the Department of Environmental Quality Tuesday night, most to voice their opposition to a proposed barge cleaning facility south of LSU along River Road. People, holding signs with a community-organized social media slogan printed on the front, said they are concerned... more »
  • Governor's next address won't be 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

    August 13, 2015 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's not Washington, D.C. but the Jindals will have a new home in 2016 - in the upscale University Club neighborhood. "U Club", as some call it, is an 18-hole golf course community. Homes are built around the course and a neighborhood version of Camp David:... more »
  • Public meetings set on I-10 traffic improvements

    August 12, 2015 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The public will have a chance to share ideas on how to improve the traffic flow on Interstate 10 from Louisiana Highway 415 to Essen Lane in Baton Rouge through a series of community meetings that will be held from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3. Each meeting will... more »
  • Officials talk water quality after amoeba scare Play Video

    August 12, 2015 12:00 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A crowded room of people learned more about the brain-eating amoeba that was found in their water system two weeks ago. Water system officials and scientists from the Department of Health and Hospitals talked about the process to eradicate the amoeba from the system. They reiterated, the... more »
  • Blue Bell posts video of truck, but don't get excited yet

    August 11, 2015 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - You might say Blue Bell broke the Internet today when the company tweeted a video of a truck leaving a loading dock and a message that ice cream will soon return to store shelves. Our trucks are on the road again… And yes, they are... more »
  • Funeral set for Monday in St. Amant for slain police officer

    August 6, 2015 10:36 PM

    ST. AMANT- Funeral services and burial will happen Sunday and Monday in Ascension Parish for a local man who moved away, became a cop in Shreveport and was murdered on duty Wednesday night. Thomas LaValley , 29, was shot multiple times responding to a suspicious person in a house.... more »
  • Bicyclists remember friend who was killed in crash Play Video

    August 5, 2015 12:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday night, bicyclers took to the streets for a ride to honor a fellow cyclist who died in a collision Monday . Clifford Gouner, 64, was killed when he rode his bike into the street. He was hit by an SUV near Goodwood and Lobdell Avenue... more »
  • State Representative Alfred Williams died Tuesday night Play Video

    August 4, 2015 11:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Representative Alfred Williams died late Tuesday night, WBRZ confirmed. Williams, who represents the 61st district, had been recovering from surgery. People who knew him and confirmed his death said he died from complications related to the surgery. Sources tell us Williams suffered complications... more »
  • Deputies honored for life-saving rescues

    August 4, 2015 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Numerous sheriff's deputies were honored for their work at a banquet Tuesday night. Among those recognized by Sheriff Sid Gautreaux were six deputies for their heroism during dangerous calls. Deputy Kristen McKnight, Cpl. Patrick Roberts, Reserve Dy. John Buie, Lt. Josh Harris, Lt. Eric Strickland and... more »
  • Level Up! homeless survival kits Play Video

    July 22, 2015 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- There are about 1,000 homeless people living in Baton Rouge. Now, a group of high school students with Big Buddy's "Level Up!" program are trying to find a solution to the growing problem. Level Up! is an initiative that seeks to help impoverished people in the community.... more »
  • Capital Area United Way Awards Banquet Play Video

    July 20, 2015 9:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area United Way aims to create a community where everyone is empowered to reach their full potential. All year long, community members work to make the CAUW's vision a reality. Now, the organization is recognizing people for all their hard work. People throughout the 10-parish... more »

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