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  • Spanish Town Parade asks for usual irreverence but inclusion Play Video

    January 20, 2017 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Organizers of the obscure and intentionally irreverent yet immensely popular Spanish Town Parade are asking parade-goers to embrace each other's differences this year. In a post on the organizer's Facebook page, Spanish Town officials shared thoughts about inclusiveness. As The Advocate newspaper pointed out later, the... more »
  • 'Armed and dangerous' man wanted for murder in Denham Springs shooting Play Video

    January 18, 2017 9:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A Denham Springs man is wanted for murder and armed robbery charges after an incident Wednesday night off Monroe Perkins Road. Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard says 26-year-old Thomas Fefee is wanted for first degree murder and armed robbery after he shot and killed Corey Graham... more »
  • Family homeless since flood starts fire in abandoned house Play Video

    January 18, 2017 1:04 PM

    CENTRAL – A family left homeless after the flood sparked a fire while trying to take cover from morning rain Wednesday. The fire department told WBRZ News 2 reporter Brett Buffington , the family was living in a tent and went looking for shelter in an old, abandoned home.... more »
  • Garden District wakes up to sound of bells

    January 17, 2017 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An unfamiliar sound radiated through the city's historic Garden District community Tuesday morning: the toll of bells. On a Facebook page for people who live in the neighborhood, chatter started when the sound of bells startled people. “ Sounds like something out of back to the... more »
  • State clerical error spawns Twitter rant over Governor's Italian trip Play Video

    January 13, 2017 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Members of the governor's public relations team took to Twitter to voice frustration over a WBRZ.com report highlighting the cost of a surprise trip to Italy Friday. The trip, first reported on WBRZ.com Thursday night, was announced just before 6:30 Thursday evening. The governor, state legislators... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish Clerk of Court has died

    January 9, 2017 7:11 PM

    PONCHATOULA – The parish's clerk of court has died, news outlets in Tangipahoa Parish reported Monday evening. Tangipahoa Parish Clerk of Court Julian Dufreche died Monday. Dufreche had colon cancer, the Daily Star reported. Dufreche had been clerk of court since 2004. Before parish government, he was... more »
  • PHOTOS: Deputy saves cat stuck in garage door

    January 6, 2017 11:27 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE – A daring cat rescue was a peaceful way to end 2016 for an Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputy. Details of the save were just released by the sheriff's office complete with pictures. The rescue happened on December 29. “ Never in all of my years was I... more »
  • Front doors of capitol still closed due to failing facade

    January 5, 2017 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The State Capitol's front doors will remain closed will into the summer since work to repair falling masonry above won't start until after lawmakers end their annual meeting in June. WBRZ's political reporter, Mark Armstrong , tweeted Thursday the front steps and entrance remain closed months... more »
  • Baton Rouge stores closing as The Limited shuts down for good

    January 4, 2017 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Limited, a national clothing store for women, appears to be closing its entire business and its local stores will shutdown soon, sources confirmed to WBRZ Wednesday. There are two stores in Baton Rouge- one at the Mall of Louisiana and another at Cortana. Both locations... more »
  • Man missing after night out found dead in Livingston

    December 17, 2016 10:47 AM

    SPRINGFIELD – Sheriff's deputies found the body of a man missing for nearly two weeks Thursday. Robert "Bob" Holmes was found in a pond off James Chapel N Road between Albany and Holden, the sheriff's office said. It appears Holmes died after crashing his vehicle. Holmes had not... more »
  • Christmas granted for kids of deadly domestic violence attack Play Video

    December 16, 2016 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's hard to image that just steps away from a bullet-riddled car covered with a tarp to hide the blood stains from their mother's murder, two, smiling kids play with toys given to them so they don't feel left behind this Christmas. Tre'vonte and Krissell Peck... more »
  • Yes, the fire dept. rescued a cat in a tree Friday

    December 16, 2016 8:48 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE – It appears a volunteer firefighter is the one with nine lives after a pesky rescue that took two days to handle. Firefighters were dispatched to Crossover Road Friday – finally – after a concerned citizen reported a cat stuck halfway up a pine tree to the fire... more »
  • WATCH: Hero Central teen gets huge welcome home from hospital Play Video

    December 16, 2016 12:48 PM

    CENTRAL – Daniel Wesley, the teenage hero of a deadly Essen Lane tirade last month, was released from the hospital and got a huge welcome home Friday. "I didn't know this was happening, so it's kinda cool," Wesley said. WBRZ reporter Chris Nakamoto posted video on social media... more »
  • Baton Rouge Community College gets new chancellor

    December 14, 2016 9:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Community and Technical College System's board of supervisors has picked a new chancellor for Baton Rouge Community College. The board unanimously selected Larissa Littleton-Steib for the position on Wednesday. Her appointment takes effect on Jan. 2. Littleton-Steib, a Louisiana native, currently serves as vice chancellor... more »
  • Few free items still available for people who lost things in flood

    December 14, 2016 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Organizers of a free store established to provide clothing and household items for people who lost items during the flood still has things available and is offering a “clearance” for anyone impacted by the flood. Unlike previous times the store was open, no one has to... more »
  • Program to aid community college grads to attend Southern

    December 4, 2016 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High-achieving students at Louisiana's community colleges will be eligible for scholarships to move to Southern University's campuses in New Orleans and Baton Rouge for further coursework. The Pathway Scholarship transfer agreement was announced by Gov. John Bel Edwards and college system leaders. The program will guarantee admission... more »
  • Great migration: Pelicans flock the lakes Thursday

    November 24, 2016 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Arriving in time for their own Thanksgiving feast, giant, white pelicans were seen wallowing on the LSU lakes Thursday morning. A group of runners out for a pre-feast jog noticed the birds gathered on the lakes. Drivers could see a sea of white birds from I-10.... more »
  • Community responds to meeting on Alton Sterling shooting investigation Play Video

    November 22, 2016 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The community spoke responded just one day following a meeting with Governor Edwards and law enforcement to discuss police policy and the shooting of Alton Sterling. Sterling was fatally shot by two Baton Rouge Police officers on July 7th in front of the Triple S convenience... more »
  • Community schools model draws interest in Lafayette

    November 19, 2016 11:28 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette officials are taking a closer look at the concept of community schools. The Advertiser reports Debbie Meaux, president of the Louisiana Association of Educators, and Karran Harper Royal, coordinator for the Louisiana branch of the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, presented the model to Lafayette school board... more »
  • WATCH: Inside the Baton Rouge Police academy Play Video

    November 15, 2016 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Twenty-eight men and women wanting to become police officers in Baton Rouge were introduced Tuesday morning. The group started the police academy this week. The newest recruits are the first class of potential police officers since the officer ambush in July. The police department said... more »
  • Formerly the Zephyrs, now the Baby Cakes?

    November 15, 2016 10:21 AM

    METAIRIE - South Louisiana's minor league baseball team will now be known as the New Orleans Baby Cakes. We're proud to introduce our new identity - the New Orleans Baby Cakes! pic.twitter.com/6kWLXkRmCf — New Orleans Zephyrs (@cakesbaseball) November 15, 2016 Formerly the Zephyrs, the New Orleans... more »
  • Facebook killed some people Friday

    November 11, 2016 4:21 PM

    MENLO PARK, California - Facebook profiles for many people appeared to show them as deceased Friday. From chatter both on the social media site and Twitter it appears the badges on pages showed up around 3 p.m. The note, which alerted users that the person connected to the profile... more »
  • Flood-damaged homes targeted by thieves overnight Play Video

    October 31, 2016 7:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Flood-damaged homes being repaired were targeted by thieves overnight. Homeowners on Proxie Drive in the Old Jefferson area said they found windows open and things missing when they showed up to do work around construction sites Monday. At least six homes were burglarized but there could... more »
  • Former fire station on S. 15th Street to become community center Play Video

    October 31, 2016 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Metro Council announced that the old 15th Street Fire Station on South 15th Street will become The Destiny Center. The center will be an outreach center to enhance the community. "People can come and be happy and treated good and learning different things... more »
  • Couple's daughter finds mom shot, dad dead in attempted murder-suicide

    October 28, 2016 4:32 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Police here spent Friday investigating a suspected attempted murder-suicide. Police said Jamey Edwards, 41, shot his wife before shooting himself inside their home on East I-55 Service Road. The woman, Crystal Hope Moore, survived the shooting. Jamey Edwards died, police told the Hammond newspaper, Daily Star. ... more »
  • Community forums to be held on police policy

    October 28, 2016 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge will be hosting community forums to discuss and review police policy and provide recommendations for a community action plan. Topics of discussion include community policing, police accountability, body cameras, police civil service rules as well as training,... more »
  • Police: Husband lit wife on fire during argument

    October 25, 2016 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man accused of lighting his wife on fire during an argument. John Emmett Harleaux, 28, was booked into jail Tuesday after a month-long search. Harleaux was booked into jail on domestic abuse battery by burning charges. Booking information showed the charge is classified... more »
  • Flood victims get pick of $3 million worth of clothes, toys and other items Play Video

    October 25, 2016 2:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than $3 million worth of items - from clothing by Aeropostale to to toys and other items from various companies - will be given away to flood victims this weekend. Organized by K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, State Representative "Ted" James and the Urban League of Louisiana, Red... more »
  • St. Amant native killed on duty as Shreveport cop memorialized on bridge today

    October 22, 2016 12:09 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A St. Amant native who was killed in the line of duty as a Shreveport Police officer last year will be memorialized in namesake on a bridge that crosses Lake Bistineau. Thomas LaValley was killed in August 2015 after being shot multiple times after answering a call... more »
  • Deputy Nick Tullier's son speaks for the first time

    October 21, 2016 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The son of injured and hospitalized sheriff's deputy Nick Tullier spoke publicly for the first time about his father in a national TV interview this week. Trent Tullier questioned whether he and his dad will ever be able to do the things they once did together.... more »
  • Tickfaw State Park closed indefinitely due to flood

    October 17, 2016 4:36 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Tickfaw State Park is indefinitely closed, the park advised recently. The park was damaged by the August 2016 flood. All park structures received water damage, the state reported on the site's website. The popular park is southwest of Springfield along the Tickfaw River. About half of... more »
  • Displaced residents staying in motel create own community Play Video

    October 13, 2016 5:51 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Two months since the flood and hundreds of families are still displaced and living off donations however, residents at one motel have formed their own community of support. One resident staying at the motel, Daniel Howell, manages to drag himself and his wheelchair up and down the... more »
  • Creepy clowns force Ronald McDonald into hiding

    October 11, 2016 5:15 PM

    NEW YORK - The creepy clown sightings has forced Ronald McDonald to keep a lower profile. The Associated Press reported Tuesday, the popular burger chain said it's mascot won't make a bunch of appearances. McDonald's Corp. said it's being "thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald's participation in community events."... more »
  • TV photographer assigned to cover flood says he'll never forget the people of La.

    October 11, 2016 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Through a video essay, a local TV news photographer recalled the heartbreaking images he encountered while covering the August floods in south Louisiana. "I'll never forget all the people who needed help," Randy Garcia said over video showing flooded homes and dead animals. Garcia produced the... more »
  • Bye Buc-ee's; Retailer with cult following pulls out of BR plans Play Video

    October 4, 2016 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Eight months after news first broke Buc-ee's was set to open its first location outside of Texas at the Millerville exit on I-12, the company revealed it had canceled its plans for such a store. A representative with the company said Tuesday, the decision was made... more »
  • Springfield HS reopens after flood Play Video

    October 3, 2016 7:20 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Students returned to Springfield High School Monday for the first time since the August flood. "It's not complete, like I said we got a lot of boxes laying around, we got some classrooms without doors on them some... but we're at home cause we're here," principal Spencer... more »
  • Post-flood fewer new students, but Ascension still sees increase in enrollment

    October 3, 2016 6:30 PM

    GONZALES - Despite significant flooding and damaged campuses, fall enrollment increased in the Ascension Parish Public School System. The system said it had 128 more students at the start of the 2016-2017 school year compared to 2015. The unofficial October 1 count is 22,311 students. Though, that's down from... more »
  • State meets with Red Cross over disaster response Monday

    October 3, 2016 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the governor's office met with the Red Cross to discuss issues following the agency's response to the August flood. Marketa Garner Walters, the Secretary of the Department of Children and Family Services, was among those who attended the meeting. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards... more »
  • $146 million paid so far in ongoing flood recovery

    October 3, 2016 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has received $146 million in disaster assistance from FEMA, the federal government announced Monday. The funds are for the state to use to reimburse local entities for expenses related to response and recovery efforts as a result of August’s severe storms and floods. The... more »
  • Unclaimed Powerball ticket in BR worth $1 million

    October 3, 2016 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - There's an unclaimed, $1 million Powerball ticket somewhere. The ticket was sold at a Romero's Food Mart on Joor Road. The ticket matched five numbers. Winning numbers drawn Saturday were: 2-12-50-61-64, Powerball: 1, Power Play: 2. Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball... more »
  • Injured deputy's tattoo of cross maintains shape after surgery

    September 27, 2016 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Injured sheriff's deputy Bruce Simmons is recovering from another surgery related to being shot during the deadly officer ambush earlier this summer. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office shared news about his recovery in a Facebook post Tuesday. Staples and sutures were removed from Simmons'... more »
  • Sheriff's office investigating local case of creepy clowns Play Video

    September 27, 2016 10:26 AM

    PAULINA - The St. James Parish Sheriff's Office asked people to report sightings of others dressed in scary Halloween costumes who may walk through businesses. Monday evening the department posted a picture of two people dressed as anything but happy clowns in a grocery store. Deputies wrote the... more »
  • Abrupt resignations at scandal-plagued, state-run veterans home

    September 21, 2016 1:13 PM

    JACKSON, La. - Two top administrators of the veterans assisted living center in East Feliciana Parish abruptly resigned this week. Jon Salter, the long-term care hospital administrator, and Melissa Stewart, the director of nursing, both resigned Monday. In a letter announcing his resignation, Salter said his last day October... more »
  • Community and technical colleges see record breaking numbers

    September 21, 2016 9:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More students than ever are either graduating from Louisiana's community and technical colleges or transferring from the two-year programs to traditional universities. The Louisiana Community and Technical College System released data Tuesday that says 28,853 students graduated from one of its programs in the 2015-2016 school year.... more »
  • Delahoussaye tweets picture of cleats, memory of friends killed in crash

    September 20, 2016 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye tweeted a picture of his cleats with the numbers of two friends and football players who died in a car crash before the season started this summer. A small "27" and "3" appear at the heel of the cleat. Delahoussaye wrote on... more »
  • Walker hires attorneys in planned lawsuit over flooding

    September 19, 2016 3:23 PM

    WALKER - The city announced Monday, it hired attorneys for a planned lawsuit over the August flood. The city said Michael C. Palmintier, APLC and John Neale deGravelles, LLC of Baton Rouge will handle a possible lawsuit against state and federal government agencies related to the flood. Days after... more »
  • Tullier family selects Texas hospital for rehabilitation

    September 12, 2016 9:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Eventually, injured East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy Nick Tullier will be admitted into a Texas rehab facility, his father told WBRZ News 2 Monday. The family just learned the news earlier in the evening. Tullier's transfer from Our Lady of the Lake hospital in Baton... more »
  • State officials to host community flood relief meetings

    September 7, 2016 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State officials are holding two community meetings in an effort to help residents recovering from last month's flood. The meetings are to give residents information about recovery programs and services available for flood relief. The meetings will be hosted by State Senator Regina Barrow in... more »
  • Q & A: Do I need to elevate my home? Play Video

    September 1, 2016 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The unnamed storm that swept through our area last month will go down as the fourth most expensive flood in the National Flood Insurance Program's history, according to Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon. A group of lawmakers gathered at the Capitol today to discuss flood recovery and response. ... more »
  • Livingston sheriff: 'I'm not going to tolerate crime' as area works to rebuild

    August 31, 2016 10:51 PM

    LIVINGSTON - In a stern Facebook video Thursday, Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard reminded people a midnight to 6 a.m. curfew remains, and asked people to support the effort. "There are people that do not have anything anymore. What little they do have, it might be there home. I... more »
  • EPA report: Some oil leaked from facility during August flood

    August 31, 2016 4:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The EPA said displaced oil containers discharged between 300 and 600 gallons of unused motor oil into a neighborhood during the August 2016 flood event. The information comes after a federal inquiry into complaints from neighbors who live around Lard Oil Company on Florida Avenue in... more »
  • Sound stage used for Tom Cruise production now flood recovery center

    August 31, 2016 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It once played host to Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Tom Cruise and many others but Wednesday, Stage 6 at Celtic Media Centre was the set of a reality series too many are living: life in a rebuilding, post-flood world. FEMA opened a Disaster Recovery Center inside... more »
  • Family says Nick Tullier responding to doctor's commands

    August 30, 2016 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In what may be the largest proof of a miracle yet, family members of injured sheriff's deputy Nick Tullier reported he is responding to some verbal commands. The news comes just a few days after Tullier's father, James, discussed his son's condition in an exclusive interview... more »
  • WATCH: Incredible video shows WBRZ news crew rescuing woman from burning car Play Video

    August 30, 2016 12:24 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A WBRZ photographer and other good Samaritans helped rescue a woman from a burning car on Highway 63 Tuesday morning. A 21-year-old woman, 7-months pregnant was driving on Highway 63 near Highway 444 when she apparently lost control, ran off the road and crashed into trees... more »
  • FEMA answers questions at community meeting

    August 29, 2016 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Town Hall meeting took place Friday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church to discuss and answer questions regarding flood relief. State Representatives Paula Davis and Ted James hosted the meeting with the Sherwood Forest Citizens Association and Crime and Improvement District. Rep. James said... more »
  • WBRZ-owned TV station in Texas raises money, collects donations for flood victims Play Video

    August 29, 2016 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Two semis and more than $71,000 in cash donations arrived from Texas Monday morning to help in the on going flood relief effort in South Louisiana. The trucks were filled with flood relief supplies – including items such as water, cleaning materials, and diapers. The trucks... more »
  • Tweets about Olympics remind us of this local patriotic expert

    August 7, 2016 11:52 AM

    NEW ROADS - A Buzz Feed post about people's tweets related to the Olympics has helped resurrect a viral sensation of a recent 4th of July on False River. Buzz Feed listed outrageous tweets about the Olympics where people who likely usually aren't very patriotic are going all red,... more »
  • Family of Nick Tullier: 'Please keep praying'

    August 7, 2016 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite facing mounting emotional and health challenges, family of injured sheriff's deputy Nick Tullier remain positive and once again, took to Facebook Sunday morning to ask people to keep praying. "I'm just not going to write down the prognosis we were given for Nick... He's fighting,... more »
  • La. music legend Pete Fountain has died

    August 6, 2016 9:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana music legend Pete Fountain has died, WWL TV reported early Saturday. Fountain, a clarinetist, is known for his Half-Fast Walking Club, a musical troop that marches in Mardi Gras parades. Even in his 80's, Fountain joined his group this past Mardi Gras. Fountain, who... more »
  • Power cut to Plaquemine overnight Thursday for repairs Play Video

    August 3, 2016 1:15 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The entire city will be without power overnight Thursday. Power will be cut to repair a switch on a substation that feeds all of Plaquemine. The outage is due to repairs being made by Entergy, the city said in a news release, trying to avoid blame for... more »
  • 'That's our Nick': Injured deputy's father tells chilling tale of son's service

    August 3, 2016 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - People across the world are likely getting goose bumps while reading the latest Facebook post from the message of injured East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy Nick Tullier. Tullier is on life support in the hospital after being shot three times in a deadly ambush on... more »
  • 'Let's just don't stop;' How to make a donation today for hero fund Play Video

    July 29, 2016 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Donations continue to be made following the Thursday evening telecast of WBRZ's 'Unite for Our Heroes' telethon. Friday, a $20,000 donation was made at a Whitney Bank location. The latest donation brings the total raised during the initiative to almost $190,000. While the telethon was... more »
  • Meet 'Unite for Our Heroes' performer Caleb Paul

    July 28, 2016 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Musician Caleb Paul performed during WBRZ's 'Unite for Our Heroes' telethon Thursday night. Paul, a former Baton Rouge Police officer, is a combat veteran. Paul was deployed during 2012-2013 to Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. While in Afghanistan, Paul wrote songs and, when he returned home... more »
  • Michael Jordan donates $2 million to deal with police race relations

    July 25, 2016 12:21 PM

    CHARLOTTE - Michael Jordan has donated $2 million to organizations to help ease racial tensions between police and communities, media outlets reported Monday. ESPN website The Undefeated first reported the details. ESPN shared the story on Twitter later. "As a proud American, a father who lost his own... more »
  • Kylie's enjoying time with her new baby; Meet Margaret, our fill-in co-anchor

    July 25, 2016 10:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new face joined the morning team of WBRZ's '2une-In' show Monday. Margaret Dubuisson, a TV news veteran, will co-anchor the two-hour morning show with John Pastorek while regular host Kylie Dixon enjoys time with her new baby. Dixon and her husband, Brian, welcomed Addison Rae... more »
  • Community outreach begins for slain, injured officers

    July 18, 2016 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge community has begun to rally in support of the fallen officers involved in Sunday's shooting on Airline Highway. From crowd funding campaigns to free food, the community is finding ways to help and show solidarity. The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is accepting donations... more »
  • Reporter's notebook: Hard-nosed journalist finds solace in generous delivery

    July 11, 2016 3:51 PM

    As Baton Rouge prepares for another day of protest, another day when our humanity is called into question, I saw a way out Saturday. The answer came to me in of all places the Chabill’s auto service store on Burbank. It was an unscheduled visit which brought me there. I... more »
  • Report: LSU's Alex Box the best place for baseball

    July 5, 2016 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alex Box is the best place to catch collegiate baseball, but it's not the only ranking stadium in Louisiana. Scout.com recently ranked the top 50 - posting editors visited "and reviewed almost every ballpark in Division I college baseball" to compile the list. The team found... more »
  • WATCH: Thousands enjoy WBRZ's fireworks show, largest in state Play Video

    July 4, 2016 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of people enjoyed the annual WBRZ fireworks show on the Mississippi River Monday. "It means a lot to us. It means everything, that we can live in a free country and do everything that we do," volunteer Chad Ford said about the Independence Day... more »
  • Man hospitalized with flesh-eating bacteria shows signs of recovery Play Video

    June 29, 2016 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man from East Baton Rouge hospitalized after getting sick from potential bacteria in the water off the coast of Mississippi is breathing on his own, family members told WBRZ Thursday morning. WBRZ.com was first to report about Dick Empson and the flesh-eating bacteria illness that... more »
  • Facebook solves I-10 love story Play Video

    June 28, 2016 11:47 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A near two-decade old love story and mystery unraveled thanks to Facebook and some curiosity this month. After noticing old graffiti on the eastbound-facing side of the Bluff Road overpass above I-10, some friends set out on a quest to find out the identities of the two... more »
  • Mayor touts proposed tram as futuristic; expected to ask for funding Wednesday

    June 21, 2016 9:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At a community meeting to discuss his proposed tram project, Mayor Kip Holden touted the project as something that will bring the city into the future. The proposed Tramlink BR line would run along Nicholson from LSU toward downtown and jumps to St. Ferdinand via Europe... more »
  • Tickets selling fast; Get your Dream Home ticket now!

    June 8, 2016 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Time is running out for chances to win the 2016 St. Jude Dream Home . Tickets are $100. The house is valued at $525,000. Tickets purchased by Friday were also entered to win a new car from any All Star lot valued at $50,000. The... more »
  • City leaders in email spat over chairs at health care meeting

    May 31, 2016 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City leaders became caught in a petty email thread Tuesday over chairs for a meeting that's become a controversial and complicated debate over politics, health care and business. In messages circulated to officials and the media, Metro Council member Chauna Banks accuse d the mayor's office... more »
  • Mom captures son's patriotic moment amid sea of red, white and blue

    May 30, 2016 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A mom captured her son's patriotic moment on camera Sunday when the family visited the 11,000 flags placed in the grass between downtown and the headquarters of state government. Dexter, 3, seemed to be standing in a brief moment of honor in a sea of red,... more »
  • Congratulations, Sylvia!

    May 25, 2016 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ anchor Sylvia Weatherspoon has been named one of the city's most influential women. Wednesday, the Baton Rouge Business Report released its annual list of Influential Women in Business. Weatherspoon, who anchors the 5 o'clock, 6 o'clock and 10 o'clock newscasts for WBRZ Channel 2, was... more »
  • 22-year-old charged with Garden District rape and robbery

    May 7, 2016 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An arrest has been made in a Garden District home invasion and rape, police sources told the WBRZ Investigative Unit Saturday morning. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson confirmed an arrest was made after detectives worked tirelessly to process DNA evidence at the State Police Crime Lab.... more »
  • 18 animals have died at the Baton Rouge Zoo in four months

    April 28, 2016 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal officials are putting together a report on the deaths of animals at the Baton Rouge Zoo. Since the start of 2016, eighteen animals have died. Most recently, a juvenile Malayan tiger died. The tiger, named Hadiah, died in mid-April. "This death was much unexpected,"... more »

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