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  • President Trump asserts immunity against defamation claims

    March 28, 2017 5:14 PM

    NEW YORK - Republican President Donald Trump's lawyers say he's immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice." The lawyers say in a New York state Supreme Court filing Monday they'll formally ask for dismissal of the January claims by... more »
  • Mother of suspected Miss. kidnapper arrested

    March 27, 2017 9:42 PM

    BRANDON, Miss. - The mother of a suspected kidnapper has been arrested after police said she aided his crimes. WLBT-TV reports Phyllis Boyd was arrested Monday, hours after police arrested her son, 31-year-old Derrick Antoine Boyd. A U.S. Marshal broke his leg while chasing Derrick Boyd Monday morning as Boyd... more »
  • Police: One hospitalized after being shot by pellet gun in Baker

    March 26, 2017 2:50 PM

    BAKER - Police say one person was hospitalized after being shot by a pellet gun on Shilo Street. The incident occured around 1:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Shilo Street. According to Baker Police Chief Carl Dunn , one victim was taken to the hospital with a... more »
  • Man carrying a sword, dressed as Joker arrested in Virginia

    March 25, 2017 3:38 PM

    WINCHESTER, Va. - Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and reportedly carrying a sword. Winchester Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Hall said in a news release that the department got several 911 calls Friday afternoon reporting a man made up as... more »
  • Jury convicts deputy marshal for shooting death of boy, dad's injuries Play Video

    March 24, 2017 6:44 PM

    MARKSVILLE – Jurors found Derrick Stafford guilty of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter in the shooting death of a six-year-old and the injuring of the child's father in November 2015. The jury deliberated for a little more than three hours Friday evening. Sentencing is scheduled for next Friday. ... more »
  • Arson to blame for Spanish Town Road fire Play Video

    March 23, 2017 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRFD officials say arson is to blame for a fire at a vacant home on Spanish Town Road. Crews responded to the fire in the 1800 block of Spanish Town Road near North 18th Street around 8:00 p.m. Firefighters say they arrived on scene to... more »
  • Man charged with hate crime for seizure-inducing tweet

    March 21, 2017 10:30 PM

    DALLAS - A Maryland man has been indicted in Texas on a hate-crime charge after a Twitter message induced a seizure in a Newsweek reporter. A Dallas County grand jury on Tuesday indicted John Rayne Rivello of Salisbury, Maryland, on an aggravated assault charge enhanced as a hate crime. The... more »
  • BRPD investigating fatal shooting on Tuscarora Street

    March 18, 2017 11:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred near Tuscarora Street Saturday evening. The shooting claimed the life of 20-year-old Darrious West. BRPD officials said West was found behind a house in the 4000 block of Tuscarora St. around 9:18 p.m. ... more »
  • Chaffetz: Intruder was able to rattle White House door handle

    March 17, 2017 9:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Oversight Committee says an intruder on the White House grounds was able to "look through" a White House window and "rattle the door handle" before being apprehended last week. Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz tells CNN he was told by the Homeland Security Secretary... more »
  • Law enforcement activity reported around wooded area of Burbank

    March 17, 2017 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A helicopter and ground deputies circled a wooded area along Burbank Friday during the morning rush, startling drivers who passed by. A search of some sort was happening in a wooded area between Burbank Drive and Nicholson Drive around South Kenilworth Parkway and Ben Hur Road.... more »
  • LSU students question safety following abduction Play Video

    March 16, 2017 11:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One day after LSU issued an alert that a student had been abducted, few additional details have been released, and some students find that concerning. LSU sent the initial alert to students just before midnight Wednesday. It said LSUPD was investigating a reported abduction by an armed... more »
  • Man sentenced for posting online threat against Obama

    March 16, 2017 9:57 PM

    BOSTON - A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to posting on an FBI website that he planned to kill the president of the United States. The U.S. Attorney's office says Andrew O'Keefe, of Mansfield, will be under supervised release for five years after being... more »
  • Five years before murder of teenager, suspect was deported

    March 15, 2017 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The suspect in the shooting death of a teenager on his birthday this week was deported five years before the deadly altercation. In March 2012, Octavio Bringas was deported to Mexico after a drug arrest. District Attorney Hillar Moore released the information Wednesday. Monday, Bringas was... more »
  • BRPD responding to shooting on Duchess Drive

    March 10, 2017 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are responding to a shooting on Duchess Drive. According to police, the shooting occurred around 7:45 p.m. in the 1700 block of Duchess Drive, near Windsor Drive. BRPD officials say one man was injured by gunfire. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this... more »
  • Sharper's lawyers: Plea terms not adequately explained

    March 10, 2017 8:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for disgraced former NFL star and admitted rapist Darren Sharper argue in an appeal that a judge did not adequately explain the consequences of a plea agreement resulting in his 18-year federal prison sentence. Their arguments were filed Friday at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of... more »
  • Law enforcement say homeowner justified in killing intruder Play Video

    March 8, 2017 7:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore said Wednesday it appears an older man was justified in shooting a home invader earlier in the morning. The incident happened Wednesday around 1:30 a.m. in an area of Baton Rouge known as "the Bottom". Law enforcement said 40-year-old... more »
  • Brusly to consider installing security cameras Play Video

    March 6, 2017 7:16 PM

    BRUSLY – City leaders in Brusly are considering installing a series of security cameras around town in an effort to keep crime numbers low. Residents in Brusly say the community is quiet and tight-knit. Frederick Dupre said that he and his family have always felt safe in his... more »
  • Crews extinguish blaze at flood-damaged home

    March 2, 2017 8:57 PM

    CENTRAL - Firefighters put out a blaze at a house on Greenwell Springs Road that was under construction following the August flood. Central Fire Department officials say they responded to the blaze in the 14100 block of Greenwell Springs Road shortly after 7:30 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they... more »
  • Police identify victim in deadly North 37th St shooting Play Video

    March 1, 2017 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating a deadly shooting that happened last night on North 37th street. According to Baton Rouge Police, Corsey Hollins, 31, was found around 8:30 p.m. inside a parked car suffering from a gunshot wound. He later died at the scene. Police say there... more »
  • Arrest made in deadly shooting at Baton Rouge bar

    February 28, 2017 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man has been charged with murder for a deadly shooting outside The Duck Off Bar in December. Kendrick Earl Griffin, 30, was charged with first degree murder and attempted first degree murder Tuesday morning. According to arrest records, Baton Rouge Police were... more »
  • 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 »

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