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  • Couple married for 50 years, roots for LSU & Alabama

    November 3, 2015 5:30 PM

    GONZALES - A couple married for 50 years has learned to accept their differences, even when it comes to college football. While Eddie Mendel roots for the Tigers, his wife Cathy is a hardcore Crimson Tide fan. "Between Alabama and LSU, that's the only thing we've ever really... more »
  • Mississippi couple charged with trying to join ISIS denied bail

    August 11, 2015 11:21 AM

    JACKSON, MS - A federal magistrate judge has ordered a young man and woman from Mississippi to be held without bail, pending grand jury action on charges they attempted to join the Islamic State. U.S. Magistrate Judge S. Allan Alexander made the ruling Tuesday in Oxford. Alexander said that... more »
  • Same-sex couple marries in New Orleans, seemingly 1st in La.

    June 29, 2015 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two men who have been together for nearly 14 years are apparently the first same-sex couple to get married in Louisiana. Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Paula Brown told 41-year-old Michael Robinson and 39-year-old Earl Benjamin of New Orleans: "You are now lawfully wedded spouses." About 40... more »
  • Couple arrested in dollar store shooting

    May 9, 2015 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a couple involved in a shooting outside a dollar store last month. Baton Rouge Police arrested 22-year-old Junise Griffin and 21-year-old Oliver Robinson after they got in an argument with two of the victims inside a Dollar General store on the 5400 block of... more »
  • Police: Man arrested after storming into sleeping couple's home

    May 3, 2015 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is accused of the robbery and rape of a couple while they were sleeping in their home early Friday morning. Baton Rouge Police arrested 23-year-old Willie McCormick after he and two other suspects allegedly broke down the bedroom door and attacked the couple. ... more »
  • Washington florist faces fines for refusing gay couple

    April 5, 2015 3:32 PM

    RICHLAND - A florist in eastern Washington state fined $1,000 for refusing to sell a same-sex couple wedding flowers and also facing a consumer-protection lawsuit has netted more than $85,000 in a crowdfunding campaign. Sources say that nearly half of the money on the gofundme.com page set up in February... more »
  • Husband, wife found dead in Slidell in apparent murder-suicide

    March 13, 2015 2:09 AM

    SLIDELL - A husband and wife were found dead inside their Slidell area home in what appears to be a murder-suicide. The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office on Thursday identified the victims as 59-year-old Thomas Franklin and 57-year-old Debra Franklin. The parish coroner, Dr. Charles Preston, says both died of... more »
  • Bodies found, arrest made after couple lured by Craigslist contact

    January 27, 2015 3:56 AM

    McRAE, GA - Authorities suspect a missing Georgia couple met a tragic end after traveling to meet someone replying to their ad seeking a classic car on the website Craigslist. Bud and June Runion vanished after leaving their suburban Atlanta home last week for the tiny city of McRae, located... more »
  • Couple dies the same day after 69 years of marriage

    January 7, 2015 8:00 PM

    TUIFFIN, OHIO- A couple in Ohio that had been married 69 years died eight hours apart and their son says he wasn't surprised since they did everything together. Gene Warrington was 88 and his wife, Pat, was 86. They died on December 27 while both were in hospice... more »
  • In deal, triple murderer gets three life sentences

    August 19, 2014 6:44 PM

    GONZALES- A man tied to a home invasion where three people were murdered in February 2012 pleaded guilty and will serve three life terms, District Attorney Ricky Babin told WBRZ News 2 Tuesday. Bernard James pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder... more »
  • Elderly man dead

    July 20, 2014 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 90 year old man died Saturday in the 1500 block of Bay Street near Scenic highway. Investigators say the man and his 87 year old wife were inside their home when an electrical fire happened. Neighbors say they tried to break down the door before... more »
  • Deputies: Couple steals thousands from church

    November 8, 2013 6:33 PM

    AMITE, La. - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a husband and wife, accused of stealing several thousand dollars from Roseland Baptist Church. Investigators said Greg and Jamie Lynn Howell stole from the church by forging checks. They were each charged with 62 counts of forgery. The couple... more »
  • Elderly couple dies in crash

    October 10, 2013 11:32 AM

    FERRIDAY - An elderly couple was killed in a three vehicle crash last night in Ferriday. State police say the accident happened around 8:40p.m.on U.S. Highway 84 at Ferriday Drive. 77-year-old Carolyn Smith was driving a pickup that went through the intersection at Highway 84. Two cars... more »
  • Guyana couple gets 5 years for trafficking 4 girls

    August 18, 2013 12:20 PM

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - A Guyana court has imposed the maximum sentence on a couple for luring four girls to a remote jungle area and forcing them to work as prostitutes in a mining camp. Wesley Hart and common-law wife Candace Anderson were each sentenced to five years for taking the... more »
  • Couple ties the knot at WBRZ Play Video

    July 4, 2013 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A couple tied the knot on a special day and at a special place. Adrian Jackson and Edward Johnson got married on the 4th of July outside the WBRZ studios on Highland Road. The facilities are home to numerous oaks and gentle slopes, similar to a park.... more »
  • Violet couple booked in Ascension diesel thefts

    July 3, 2013 10:25 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Violet couple in two diesel thefts. Maj. Kevin Hanna says 32-year-old Brandon Angelety and 30-year-old Jairomeora Angelety are accused of stealing nearly 500 gallons of diesel on May 29 from the Purpera Super Stop gas station as well as trying to... more »
  • Couple sought after armed robbery at LSU

    May 21, 2013 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police released surveillance photos today of a couple sought in connection with an armed robbery at the LSU campus. Investigators said the couple were using a card reported stolen in an armed robbery on April 27. Police said three juveniles were arrested in connection with... more »
  • Police: Smoke inhalation killed 7 in Ky. fire

    March 12, 2013 9:10 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.- Kentucky State Police say smoke inhalation killed a couple and five children - including two friends spending the night - in a house fire over the weekend. Trooper Shane Jacobs released the cause of death Tuesday morning for those who died Saturday in the blaze in the southern... more »
  • Chip and dip attack

    March 1, 2013 8:10 PM

    LINDSAY, Ontario- A couple in Canada face domestic assault charges for attacking each other with chips and dip in an argument over their last beer. The unnamed man and woman were covered in chips and dip when police got to their house. It was the 15th previously documented domestic dispute... more »
  • Edwin, Trina Edwards expecting first child

    February 15, 2013 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Trina Edwards, the wife of former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards, announced today that the couple are expecting their first child. "As of today I am officially allowed to make that announcement I've been dying to make...WE ARE EXPECTING!!" Trina posted on her Facebook page. She also... more »
  • Elderly couple found dead in apparent Bossier City murder-suicide

    January 28, 2013 7:49 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. - Bossier City Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving an elderly couple. Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale says authorities responded to the home of the couple - both in their 80s - about 10 a.m. Monday after a relative stopped by and found the man and... more »
  • Newlyweds head to separate prisons

    January 15, 2013 10:41 AM

    THIBODAUX - A Lafourche Parish couple spent the first week of their marriage free, but could spend the next nine years in separate prison cells as they serve time for cocaine distribution. The Courier reports 30-year-old Tanna Hawkins and 28-year-old Tara Robinson Hawkins were married the first week of January,... more »
  • NH couple charged in boy burning case due in court

    November 30, 2012 9:08 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - A fugitive couple arrested at a Florida theme park will voluntarily return to New Hampshire to face charges in the beating and burning of the woman's 3-year-old son. A judge in Orlando, Fla., accepted the extradition waiver of 23-year-old Jessica Linscott and her boyfriend, 27-year-old, Roland... more »
  • Wreck victims on family's 1st Thanksgiving apart

    November 23, 2012 4:49 PM

    BEAUMONT, Texas - The children of a Houston-area couple killed during Thursday's massive highway wreck in Texas say this was the family's first Thanksgiving apart. V.J. and Richard Leggio tell KHOU-TV that their parents - 64-year-old Vincent Leggio and 60-year-old Debbie Leggio of Pearland - were driving east on Interstate... more »
  • Couple drowns trying to save dog

    August 21, 2012 7:31 PM

    An elderly couple in Massachusetts drowned in a pond while trying to save the family dog. Police say the husband and wife were on a pontoon boat when the dog went into the water. Daniel Cyr jumped in to save the animal, but struggled. Then his wife, Patricia, went in... more »
  • Couple pleads guilty to Medicare fraud

    August 16, 2012 7:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge couple faces possible prison time for a scheme that federal prosecutors say defrauded Medicare of $470,386 through bogus billings for power wheelchairs and other medical equipment neither requested nor needed by beneficiaries. Young Anyanwu pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of health care... more »
  • Baton Rouge couple escapes alligators after boat sinks

    June 25, 2012 2:49 PM

    PIERRE PART - A Baton Rouge couple whose boat sank this weekend in Lake Verrett spent hours up a tree to avoid alligators, until they were rescued by sheriff's deputies. The couple were found early Monday morning by Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputies. They were 15 feet up a cypress... more »
  • Men accused of triple murder plead 'not guilty' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 17, 2012 5:50 PM

    GONZALES - Four men accused of murdering an Ascension Parish couple and their son earlier this year pleaded not guilty this morning to first-degree murder charges. Michael Aikens, Devon James, Bernard James and Rolondo Durrell Stewart, all of Prairieville, entered their pleas in a Gonzales court. A fifth suspect,... more »
  • Attempted abduction of teenage girl

    March 14, 2012 11:55 AM

    BAYOU L'OURSE - Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office reports an Hispanic couple attempted to abduct a 14-year-old girl as she walked home from a convenience store. It happened yesterday at the corner of Highway 398 and Highway 663 in Bayou L'Ourse. The teenager said the couple pulled up along side of... more »
  • La. couple charged in plot to forge documents

    February 15, 2012 6:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Prairieville man who owns a personal care business has been indicted on charges he conspired to forge CPR and First Aid training certification documents for his employees. State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office says 43-year-old Dwaine Woods and his company, Millennium Health Care Services, were indicted... more »
  • Louisiana's longest married couple

    February 14, 2012 2:49 PM

    Louisiana Family Forum (LFF) is celebrating Norman and Norma Burmah, of Marksville, La., for their spectacular 81 years of marriage and recognizes them as the 2012 Louisiana's Longest ‘Known' Married Couple! LFF celebrates life-long marriage and strong, healthy families. Louisiana's Longest Married is an opportunity to honor couples... more »
  • Search crews find body of missing woman in Bogue Chitto River

    January 12, 2012 1:14 PM

    ST. TAMMANY PARISH - Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries officials found the body of a woman in Bogue Chitto River, who went missing with her husband 16 days ago after their boat capsized. Officials say it appears Kathy Holloway drowned, but they are waiting for the official cause of death... more »
  • Search continues for missing BR couple check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 29, 2011 5:47 PM

    BUSH- Search crews continue to look for a missing Baton Rouge couple near the Bogue Chitto Wildlife Refuge. William and Kathy Holloway were last heard from Tuesday. Their 14 foot, aluminum boat was discovered capsized about one mile from the Lock #3 Road boat launch near Bush. Day two... more »
  • La. couple arrested in Texas theft

    December 28, 2011 8:16 AM

    OAKDALE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana couple faces a theft charge in Texas. Louisiana State Police detectives arrested 38-year-old Daniel Orr of Elizabeth and 36-year-old Candice Orr of Oakdale after an investigation into an alleged theft of $200,000 from a Texas business. Detectives assisted the Houston Police Department with... more »
  • Couple arrested for murder, arson in Tangipahoa Parish

    November 15, 2011 2:47 PM

    HAMMOND- Two people accused of murder and arson in Tangipahoa Parish, are now behind bars. Deputies arrested Ronald Berry and Heidi Leard for the death of 62 year-old Charles Ockman of Hammond. Deputies say Leard arranged to meet Ockman to perform sexual favors for money. They say... more »
  • Lawsuit links Prairieville couple to mail fraud scheme in Washington State

    November 10, 2011 7:09 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH- A couple in Prairieville is being tied to a mail fraud scheme in Washington State through a lawsuit. The document calls for the return of more than $130,000. The lawsuit claims Ronnie and Linda Bo Parker received the cash from a family member. It says they... more »
  • Couple arrested after toddler found in street

    October 26, 2011 2:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans woman and her boyfriend were booked with child desertion after the woman's 3-year-old daughter was found wandering the streets of Algiers about 3 a.m. Both adults admitted leaving their home at 10 p.m. Tuesday. Sgt. Arnold Williams says 21-year-old Twynea Thomas went... more »
  • Couple arrested after meth lab found at residence

    September 14, 2011 2:59 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies in Ascension Parish arrested two people this week after finding a meth lab on property they'd been evicted from. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said deputies arrested Cole Gonzales and Leslea Hurst on Tuesday after the pair fled from deputies and were stopped after a short vehicle... more »
  • Murder-suicide reported in Holden

    July 13, 2011 12:32 PM

    HOLDEN - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Department tells News 2 there has been murder-suicide in Holden. According to Chief Deputy Jason Ard a couple in their mid-60's were found by their family members this morning. The couple had been shot to death, and Ard said the incident was being... more »
  • `2 dads' case goes to Supreme Court

    July 11, 2011 6:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A gay rights organization is seeking Supreme Court review of the case of a gay couple who wanted both their names to appear on the birth certificate of the Louisiana child they adopted in New York. Lambda Legal said Monday it filed for court review in... more »
  • Tree destroys home as storms move through Baton Rouge

    June 21, 2011 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An elderly Baton Rouge couple is safe after a tree knocked down in this afternoon's storms fell on their house, nearly demolishing it and trapping them inside. The couple were inside their home near the intersection of Kentucky and Harris Streets when the tree fell, but... more »
  • Couple arrested for burglary in Ascension Parish

    February 18, 2011 3:19 PM

    Prarieville- A man and woman from out of state, claiming to be selling magazines door-to-door are under arrest, after stealing from a potential customer in Ascension Parish. Deputies say Damina Beavers dropped off Nicholas Osgan at a home on Bluff Road in Prarieville, when Osgan knocked on the door... more »
  • One dead in Houma attempted murder, suicide

    January 12, 2011 12:40 PM

    HOUMA – One man is dead and his wife in the hospital after authorities in Terrebonne Parish say he tried to kill her, and then shot himself. Major Malcolm Wolfe says 57-year-old Larry Blanchard was pronounced dead at the couple’s home this morning. The sheriff’s office received a 911 call... more »

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