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  • Man arrested for pointing gun at victim during argument

    February 26, 2017 1:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man was arrested after he allegedly threatened someone with a gun during an argument. According to arrest records, deputies were called to the 10000 block of Clearview Ave on Feb. 25 in reference to a disturbance. The victim said that he and... more »
  • BRFD responds to house fire on Tennessee Street

    February 24, 2017 11:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire crews responded to a house fire on Tennessee Street Friday evening. BRFD confirmed the house fire on Tennessee Street near E. Polk Street, blocks away from Highland Road. Sources on scene reported seeing black smoke coming out of the roof of one of the... more »
  • Aramis Jackson gets life in 2010 slaying; Listen to chilling 911 call made by victim's daughter Play Video

    February 24, 2017 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A plea deal was reached in the high-profile murder of a woman and the shooting injury of her small child in their Beauregard Town home almost seven years ago. The deal means Aramis Jackson won't be put to death for killing Alexandra Engler, 42, and the... more »
  • Accused fraud contractor arrested by Walker Police Department

    February 23, 2017 9:47 PM

    WALKER - The contractor accused of fraud in Ascension, Livingston, and East Baton Rouge Parishes has been charged again by the Walker Police Department. Walker Police obtained a warrant for Matthew Morris' arrest on charges of residential contractor fraud, contractor misapplication of insurance payments, insurance fraud, and extortion. ... more »
  • Teen shot in hand in Plaquemine

    February 22, 2017 11:02 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A teenager has been shot in the hand and wrist in Plaquemine, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Department. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi confirms a teenage victim was shot in the hand and wrist on James Street Wednesday evening before 10 p.m. IPSO is now... more »
  • Teen in custody related to Ascension cyberbullying investigation

    February 22, 2017 5:46 PM

    GEISMAR - A teenager was taken into custody at Dutchtown High School Wednesday related to a cyberbullying investigation. The sheriff's office handled the arrest, but could not provide the teenager's name due to their age. However, WBRZ has learned the teenager is a 16-year-old student at Dutchtown High. The... more »
  • Man's obscene, silly attempt at being famous gets him ticketed

    February 20, 2017 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police ticketed a 23-year-old for disturbing the peace after what is likely a drunken attempt at showing off when he shouted expletives into a microphone attached to a camera that was being used to broadcast live from downtown Friday. Mason Peter Carbonell was written a citation,... more »
  • Police presence will remain unchanged for weekend downtown events

    February 17, 2017 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The parades will roll on this weekend in Baton Rouge without an increased police presence, despite a violent week across the city. Thousands of people will be downtown this weekend as huge parades roll through the streets. Downtown business owners said they are not concerned, because they... more »
  • BRPD responding to shooting on Evangeline Street

    February 16, 2017 11:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD is responding to a shooting on Evangeline Street. According to BRPD officials, it happened after 10:30 p.m. on Evangeline Street near Plank Road. According to sources on scene, a female victim was shot while inside a car after an altercation. Sources on scene... more »
  • 2 people shot in car on Finch Street

    February 16, 2017 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two people are being taken to the hospital after a shooting on Finch Street in North Baton Rouge. According to a BRPD spokesperson, the shooting happened around 9 p.m. in the 2500 block of Finch Street. Officers say a male and a female victim suffered... more »
  • Neighbors want answers after finding dead dog floating in apartment complex lake Play Video

    February 16, 2017 11:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A normal walk through his apartment complex turned terrifying when a man noticed the body of a dead dog in a nearby lake. Donald Morrison said he was walking his dog at the Lakeside Villas apartments off Millerville Road when he made the gruesome discovery. "I kind... more »
  • Huge Baton Rouge drug bust uncovers narcotics, gun, cash

    February 16, 2017 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office has arrested two men after they uncovered large amounts of illegal substances, including drugs and a gun, from two separate apartments. According to deputies, 35-year-old Damar Xavier Coleman and 23-year-old Jules Morris were arrested Friday. Deputies say the two... more »
  • Ex-NFL receiver Meachem released from jail

    February 16, 2017 8:06 PM

    GRETNA - Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem has been released from jail after paying $100,000 in child support and alimony to his ex-wife. The payment represents just a quarter of the nearly $400,000 Meachem owed when he was ordered jailed by state District Judge Adrian Adams on... more »
  • Man hurt in shooting after possible robbery on Runnymede Ave.

    February 15, 2017 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say one person was hurt after a shooting during a possible robbery at a home near Highway 61 Wednesday night. According to Baton Rouge Police, the shooting happened around 10 p.m. in the 10000 block of Runnymede Avenue and Magna Carta Place. One man was... more »
  • Biker hurt after plunging into ravine off Plank Road

    February 15, 2017 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders responded to a biker that plunged off the road into a shallow ravine off Plank Road Wednesday night. According to Baton Rouge Police, the man drove off the roadway just before a bridge in the 9600 block of Plank Road around 8:30 p.m. Police,... more »
  • Former suspect in high-profile murder of college students arrested again

    February 15, 2017 5:00 PM

    SLIDELL – Ernest Felton, a former suspect in a high-profile Baton Rouge shooting that killed two college girls, was arrested in St. Tammany Parish on drug charges. Ernest Felton, 23, is charged with drug possession and a traffic violation. Authorities stopped him on I-12 and said they found a... more »
  • Arrest made after bacon strips left at California mosque

    February 14, 2017 9:13 PM

    DAVIS, Calif. - Authorities say a 30-year-old woman is being charged with hate crimes after police say she broke windows and left bacon at a Northern California mosque. The Sacramento Bee reports that the Yolo County District Attorney's Office announced the arrest of Lauren Kirk-Coehlo of Davis on Tuesday. She... more »
  • NOPD: 6 shot, 1 killed in Central City

    February 10, 2017 9:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police are on the scene of a shooting in Central City with 6 victims. One of the victim, a female, has died, according to police. According to WWL , the New Orleans Police Department confirmed the shooting at Third and Dryades streets around 6:15 p.m. Initial... more »
  • Stabbing on Jefferson Ave. sends one to hospital

    February 10, 2017 8:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are responding to a stabbing on Jefferson Avenue. It happened just before 7 p.m. at a home in the 2600 block of Jefferson Avenue. BRPD sources say one person was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a stabbing. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"... more »
  • Man hit on head with hammer, sent to hospital

    February 10, 2017 8:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is going to the hospital after a woman attacked him with a hammer Friday evening, according to BRPD. According to BRPD officials, a female is in custody after she struck a male with a blunt object. Sources on scene say a woman hurled... more »
  • 'Anonymous' mask, homemade explosives found in BR trailer Play Video

    February 10, 2017 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Disturbing details are just coming to light about an arrest earlier this month where police found guns, drugs and homemade bombs in a trailer park where some disaster housing units were located. Multiple people were arrested in the bust at a home on Winchester. According to... more »
  • Fisticuffs, not three-pointers thrown during pick-up basketball game Play Video

    February 10, 2017 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A pick-up basketball game at a fitness club turned into a brawl, a stay in jail for one guy and a court summons for another. Dararius Evans, 25, was charged with disturbing the peace and resisting an officer after the altercation at LA Fitness on Siegen... more »
  • Father and son team charged in gas skimmer bust in Iberville Parish Play Video

    February 10, 2017 11:31 AM

    PLAQUEMINE – Two Florida residents were charged with monetary instrument abuse after deputies busted the largest gas skimmer operation in Louisiana history. Thursday, Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies made a traffic stop on a father, Serafin Fuentes, and son, Juan Fuentes, both from Miami. During the investigation, deputies discovered five... more »
  • Pair arrested in attempted robbery at Airline Highway motel

    February 10, 2017 12:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested two people in connection with an armed robbery at a motel on Airline Highway Thursday. Police say two victims staying at the Wood Acres Motel on Airline Highway told them 18-year-old Sherry Nover and 21-year-old Percy Maloid entered their motel room... more »
  • Embattled Sen. Brown sends mailer, lawmakers consider expulsion

    February 9, 2017 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Sen. Dan Claitor of Baton Rouge is one of two state lawmakers working to have State Sen. Troy Brown removed from office after he pleaded no contest twice to domestic abuse charges over the last year. Claitor, a Republican, and Sen. Sharon Hewitt, also a... more »
  • NEW: Ex tells deputies she fears for her life, stalked by former police union president Play Video

    February 9, 2017 2:15 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The ex-girlfriend of a Baton Rouge Police officer said she feared for her life and was threatened into believing her ex could get away with anything because of his job, a report obtained first by the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit reveals. The file is connected... more »
  • EBRSO investigating armed robbery at Coursey Blvd. gas station

    February 8, 2017 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery at a Coursey Blvd. gas station. An EBRSO spokesperson says a Shell gas station in the 11000 block of Coursey Blvd. near Sherwood Forest Boulevard was robbed just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Two black... more »
  • Prosecutors drop charges for 3 arrested on Inauguration Day

    February 8, 2017 6:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - Prosecutors have dropped felony rioting charges against three more people who were arrested after protesters broke windows and torched a limousine in Washington on Inauguration Day. That brings the total number of dropped cases to twelve. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia made the announcement... more »
  • Gunman dies a day after shooting self, killing girlfriend in New Roads Play Video

    February 6, 2017 5:11 PM

    NEW ROADS- The gunman who shot and killed a woman in New Roads Monday afternoon before shooting himself has died, sources said a day after the violence. The shooting happened at a home in the 1000 block of St. Mary's Street. At the time, sources told WBRZ, Isaac Maloid... more »
  • Firefighters respond to trash fire near L'Auberge Casino Play Video

    February 3, 2017 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to a fire on River Road right outside of Baton Rouge city limits. The fire occurred at a recycling center on the 12000 block of River Road, close to the L'Auberge Hotel & Casino. Here's another shot of the fire on River... more »
  • Father found guilty for beating child to death in 2014 Play Video

    February 3, 2017 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A jury has found a father accused of beating his son to death in 2014 guilty of second-degree murder. Vernell Day was accused of beating his son, Jay’v’une Isaiah Bergin, so badly that the child had to be hospitalized. The child later died in the hospital... more »
  • Small fire extinguised at old Livingston Parish courthouse

    February 2, 2017 10:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Firefighters extinguished a small fire at the old Livigston Parish Courthouse Friday. Officials said they responded to calls about a fire at the building and smelled smoke when they first arrived on scene. Smoke inside the building set off the sprinkler system inside. The extent of... more »
  • Crash on North Foster Drive sends four to the hospital

    February 2, 2017 9:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews are treating multiple crash victims following an accident on North Foster Drive. Sources say four people are being transported for various non-life threatening injuries. The crash occurred on North Foster Drive and Fairfield Avenue. Stay tuned for updates. more »
  • Teens arrested for stealing trooper's rifle in crime spree

    February 2, 2017 4:59 PM

    MADISONVILLE - Two Ponchatoula teens were arrested, and another arrest is expected, for stealing Louisiana State Police equipment in a string of vehicle burglaries in the Madisonville area. According to St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, the teens broke into several vehicles near the Autumn Creek Subdivision off Highway 22... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Teen says he tried to save girl from huge apartment blaze Play Video

    February 1, 2017 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 16-year-old says he tried to save a girl from an apartment fire Tuesday, but was unsuccessful. Jose Alexander Rosa spoke to News 2's Brett Buffington at a vigil for 5-year-old Treasure Garner, who died after the apartment she was inside of caught fire. Rosa only speaks... more »
  • Dad: drive-by victim was to join Army Reserves

    February 1, 2017 9:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The father of an 18-year-old killed in a drive-by shooting in front of a New Orleans high school says his son was in Tulane University's culinary catering program and was planning to join the Army Reserves. Lawrence Williams Jr. said Lawrence Williams IV had never been in... more »
  • State Fire Marshal finds common bond following three fatal blazes

    February 1, 2017 8:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Fire Marshal says there's a common bond in three fatal fires that happened since Saturday; none of the homes had working smoke alarms. The State Fire Marshal's office says they are is still investigating three blazes. All were detrmined to be accidental in nature... more »
  • Hackers posing as administrator get 200 workers' W-2 forms Play Video

    January 30, 2017 5:18 PM

    NEW ROADS – Hospital officials at Pointe Coupee General said compromised tax documents were accessed during a “security breach." Two-hundred documents were obtained in an email hack attack, hospital administrator Chad Olinde said. A source inside the hospital told WBRZ News 2 reporter Brett Buffington someone forwarded W-2... more »
  • Jury clears cops in 2014 park attack

    January 28, 2017 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A jury cleared three former Baton Rouge Police officers who were on trial for abuse of power. The trial related to the 2014 accusations by a woman who said an officer forced her to perform oral sex on him while two other officers acted as "look... more »
  • French Settlement flood victim's home destroyed in fire Play Video

    January 26, 2017 8:16 PM

    WALKER - Firefighters are still working to figure out what sparked a house fire in rural Livingston Parish Thursday night. The home burned completely to the ground. The intense flames damaged a second home too. People who live along Aydell Lane told our Brett Buffington homes in the... more »
  • Ascension residents furious over Matassa trial delay Play Video

    January 26, 2017 12:21 AM

    GONZALES - Frustrated residents met to discuss the lack of action taken against embattled Parish President Kenny Matassa. Matassa is accused of bribery , allegedly offering money to a man if he dropped out of a Gonzales council race. District Attorney Ricky Babin scheudled a grand jury for Matassa last... more »
  • Unhinged man escapes ambulance, causes disturbance at school Wednesday Play Video

    January 25, 2017 11:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police and paramedics had to deal with a patient that caused a disturbance near a school and then escaped from an ambulance Wednesday evening. A state trooper at St. Thomas More Catholic School was on the scene by coincidence at a time when some parents were picking... more »
  • Bill: Make schools fly Mississippi's Confederate-themed flag

    January 25, 2017 8:53 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A bill advancing in the Mississippi House would require all K-12 schools to fly the state flag or lose state accreditation. House Bill 280 passed the House Education Committee 13-8 Wednesday. It would require all schools to follow all state laws. One often-ignored Mississippi law says... more »
  • Juvenile, man arrested in Assumption firearm burglary

    January 25, 2017 4:43 PM

    PIERRE PART - Assumption Parish Sheriff's Deputies have arrested two people, including a juvenile, in connection to a Belle River burglary. Deputies say Allen Landry and a juvenile were booked in connection to the residential burglary. They are actively searching for a third suspect, 20-year-old Kelton Smith of Morgan... more »
  • UPDATE: Area teacher booked into jail for choking student

    January 25, 2017 11:43 AM

    PLAQUEMINE – A White Castle High School coach turned himself in to authorities and was booked into jail Wednesday. As WBRZ.com was first to report a day earlier, Edd Thomas faces a second degree battery charge for an altercation at the school earlier in the month. Thomas is accused... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Teacher accused of choking student unconscious Play Video

    January 24, 2017 11:25 AM

    WHITE CASTLE – A coach at the town high school faces battery charges for choking a student, WBRZ was first to confirm Tuesday. The Investigative Unit obtained the arrest warrant for Edd L. Thomas which was issued Monday. White Castle Police Chief Mario Brown told WBRZ Chief Investigator Chris... more »
  • Technology part of New Orleans anti-crime, anti-terror plan

    January 23, 2017 9:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities have unveiled an extensive, $40 million program to fight crime and terrorism in New Orleans. It includes plans for round-the-clock monitoring of cameras in 20 high crime hot spots, take-home cars for police officers, high-tech imaging equipment to spot people carrying weapons and the eventual closure... more »
  • Armed robbery ends in gunfire outside Tracy Avenue home

    January 20, 2017 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies say one person was hurt after robbery ended in gunfire on Tracey Avenue Friday night. According to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokesperson Casey Hicks, the shooting happened around 10 p.m. Friday night in front of a home on Tracey Avenue. Victims say a dark... more »
  • Two hurt in shooting on Sycamore Street Friday night

    January 20, 2017 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say two people were hurt in a shooting near Plank Road Friday night. The shooting happened on Sycamore Street just before 7:30 p.m. Friday. According to Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L'Jean McKneely, one victim was shot in the leg and the other victim was shot... more »
  • Sen. Troy Brown will spend the weekend in jail Play Video

    January 20, 2017 5:32 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – State Sen. Troy Brown will spend the weekend in jail to fulfill a 38-hour sentence for biting his wife. Brown arrived at the Ascension Parish Jail shortly after 5:30 Friday evening. He'll be released Sunday morning. Brown will be treated like any other inmate, authorities added.... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: A week after being shot, victim talks about mid-city shooting Play Video

    January 19, 2017 11:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The family involved in a Mid City parking lot shooting is speaking to just one station, detailing the horrifying moments they were shot at leaving Doe's Eat Place restaurant. The bullet struck Jacob Price just one quarter of an inch from his heart, missing his lungs, lodging... more »
  • Illegal immigrant accused of Baker rape and slashing, possibly tied to other rapes

    January 19, 2017 12:48 PM

    BAKER - Baton Rouge Police confirmed to WBRZ's Investigative Unit on Friday that the man who was charged with raping and slashing a woman's throat in Baker on Thursday could possibly be tied to multiple other rapes in the area. BRPD said the other rapes could possibly be connected... more »

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