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  • Authorities identify bodies after early morning house fire on 78th Ave. Play Video

    January 2, 2018 6:50 AM

    UPDATE: Authorities have identified the victims as Ivory Brown and Mary Ella Washington Brown. The coroner's office said the manner of death was accidental, and the cause of death is thermal injuries due to the fire. BATON ROUGE- Firefighters discovered the bodies of two victims after a fire... more »
  • Update: Another body and vehicle found in St. Landry Parish lake

    December 11, 2017 12:41 PM

    ST. LANDRY PARISH - The body of a missing 21-year-old Shreveport woman was discovered in a South Louisiana lake Monday morning. According to a report from KLFY, a fisherman headed to Toledo Bend hooked the woman's purse, which contained her ID, and contacted authorities. A search crew finally found... more »
  • Pioneering black journalist Simeon Booker dies at age 99

    December 10, 2017 10:00 PM

    WASHINGTON- Simeon Booker, a trail-blazing journalist and the first full-time African-American reporter at The Washington Post, has died at the age of 99. Booker died Sunday in Solomons, Maryland, according to a Post obituary, citing his wife Carol. Booker served for decades as the Washington bureau chief for... more »
  • Father killed, daughter hurt in weekend ATV crash

    December 4, 2017 5:58 PM

    ZACHARY - A man is dead and his daughter is in the hospital after the two were involved in a four-wheeler crash in Zachary over the weekend. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the two were riding on the vehicle in the 400 block of Flanacher Road... more »
  • Police: Man intervenes in couples fight, kills boyfriend

    November 29, 2017 3:36 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- A couple's late-night argument near Drexel University in Philadelphia took a deadly turn when a random man intervened in their fight and fatally shot the boyfriend. Philadelphia police say the victim was pronounced dead late Tuesday night and that they have a man in custody. The shooting... more »
  • Tree service takes down dead tree following 2 OYS report Play Video

    November 15, 2017 6:46 PM

    CENTRAL - A dead tree that's been threatening to fall on a man's garage finally came down Tuesday, after a call to 2 On Your Side. The tree was struck by lightning five years ago. Creel's Tree Service saw last week's WBRZ report and offered to help. "We're... more »
  • Study: I-10 ranked one of the most dangerous highways in the nation

    November 13, 2017 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Numbers show that one of the busiest interstates in South Louisiana is also one of the deadliest in the country. According to a study by Teletrac Navman , I-10 is ranked the sixth deadliest highway in the U.S. when it comes to death per mile. Data shows... more »
  • Cancer patient dies days after wedding ceremony at hospital Play Video

    November 7, 2017 2:25 PM

    CHARLESTON, SC - A woman diagnosed with stage 4 cancer died Saturday, just two days after a hospital held a wedding ceremony for her and the love of her life. Kizzie Priestly passed away at age 39 Saturday, according to a post from her husband, David Hall, on Facebook.... more »
  • Dead tree at risk of falling, neighbor looking for help Play Video

    November 6, 2017 6:43 PM

    CENTRAL - A dead tree has been taunting a landowner for years. The tree is on the property next door and Kenny Cutrer says his neighbor has neglected to take it down. "Something has got to be done," he said. The tree shoots up about 90 feet... more »
  • Teen dies in Baton Rouge hospital after Thibodaux shooting

    November 6, 2017 2:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 19-year-old woman has died in Baton Rouge after she was shot in the head in Lafourche Parish late last month. According to the Lafourche Sheriff's Office, Shantell Pollard died at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital Friday. Authorities say she was in critical condition... more »
  • Speeders endangering pets, pedestrians in BR neighborhood Play Video

    November 5, 2017 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For residents living on Capitol Heights Avenue, a speeding car is a typical sight. However, the zooming vehicles are causing safety concerns for joggers, bikers and pets. Residents John Reed and Melissa Kennedy said they walk down Capitol Heights often. “Sometimes the cars are going... more »
  • Report: 3-year-old helps to save dad's life after shooting

    October 29, 2017 10:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Family members say a 3-year-old boy is responsible for saving his father's life after a shooting last week. According to a report from WWL, 30-year-old Joshua Youngblood was shot twice while driving along Elysian Fields Avenue in New Orleans Wednesday. His son was in the back... more »
  • State warned day care where child died about its operation prior to death Play Video

    October 3, 2017 12:54 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Records show that an Ascension Parish day care at the center of a 3-month-old's death Monday was operating illegally. According to the the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to a home daycare in the 18000 block of Forest Hills Drive in Prairieville in response to... more »
  • Mother faces murder charge in 2-year-old son's death

    October 2, 2017 5:06 PM

    KENNER - Police say a Louisiana woman faces a murder charge after her 2-year-old son was found dead over the weekend with apparent signs of malnutrition and abuse on his body. News outlets report that 27-year-old Twyena Thomas, of Kenner, was initially arrested Saturday night on a charge... more »
  • LSU crushes Greek Life in wake of fraternity death Play Video

    September 14, 2017 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All Greek activities are suspended at LSU as the university investigates an on-campus fraternity concerning the Wednesday night death of an 18-year-old student. The coroner's office has confirmed to WBRZ that 18-year-old Max Gruver from Roswell, Georgia was taken to a hospital from the Phi Delta... more »
  • Police: Surveillance video leads to woman's arrest in fiance's murder

    September 11, 2017 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say surveillance video led to the arrest of a woman after she allegedly shot her fiancé in the back, killing him. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, officers responded to an early morning shooting on Aug. 20. Police say 38-year-old Joseph Bunch III was... more »
  • Former city marshal to serve a week in jail for trip to US Virgin Islands

    September 8, 2017 1:44 PM

    MARKSVILLE - A former Alexandria city marshal will spend a week in jail for not notifying authorities about his trip to the US Virgin Islands. According to KALB-TV in Alexandria , Norris Greenhouse Jr. will have to report to the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office on Monday by 2 p.m.... more »
  • Mold, gas leaks and other hazards loom for Harvey evacuees

    September 1, 2017 5:06 PM

    HOUSTON - The danger isn't over yet for Harvey evacuees who are returning to flood-ravaged homes where they face the threat of mold, spoiled food, gas leaks and downed power lines. While some residents of the still-flooded western part of Houston may not be able to return home... more »
  • BRPD seeking vehicle involved in deadly hit-and-run on Florida Boulevard

    August 30, 2017 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department are seeking a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash. According to police, the crash occurred July 21 in the 15900 block of Florida Boulevard. Police say 42-year-old Alisha Thomas was walking on the edge of the inside lane... more »
  • UPDATE: Victim dead after being found shot on Florida Boulevard

    August 22, 2017 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was transported to a local hospital in critical condition after she was found shot on Florida Boulevard Tuesday. She was later pronounced dead at the hospital after succumbing to her injuries, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. Authorities responded to the 11000... more »
  • Young girl dead after car plows into Paris pizzeria

    August 14, 2017 4:21 PM

    PARIS - French police say a little girl was killed and at least five people were injured when a driver slammed his car into the sidewalk cafe of a pizza restaurant in a small town east of Paris. An official with the national gendarme service said the driver... more »
  • Parents' lawsuit blames schools for bullying, child suicide

    August 9, 2017 1:23 PM

    CINCINNATI - A federal lawsuit says a "treacherous school environment" that allowed and covered up bullying led to the suicide of an 8-year-old Ohio boy. The wrongful death suit filed Monday by the parents of Gabriel Taye names officials at his elementary school and at the Cincinnati Public... more »
  • 3rd Boy Scout dies after sailboat strikes power line on lake

    August 7, 2017 3:19 PM

    AVINGER, Texas - A third Boy Scout has died from injuries suffered when a sailboat struck an overhanging power line on a lake east of Dallas. Texas Parks & Wildlife spokesman Steve Lightfoot says the 11-year-old Scout died Monday. He was hospitalized in Shreveport, Louisiana, following the accident... more »
  • Wife seeks answers after veteran's fentanyl death at VA hospital

    August 6, 2017 5:25 PM

    BROCKTON, Mass. - The wife of a Marine Corps veteran says she's still seeking answers six months after her husband fatally overdosed on synthetic opioid fentanyl at a Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Massachusetts. Mississippi resident Jamie-Lee Hasted tells The Enterprise staff at the Brockton hospital told her... more »
  • One dead, two missing after boat sinks in English Channel

    August 6, 2017 12:52 PM

    LONDON - Romanian officials say one of the country's citizens drowned and two others are missing after their boat collided with another vessel and sank in the English Channel. The Romanian Foreign Ministry said four Romanians were in the boat when the accident happened off the Sussex coast... more »
  • Two injured in crash involving ATV

    August 3, 2017 9:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police responded to a crash involving an ATV and another vehicle that sent two people to the hospital. BRPD officers responded to the scene on Jones and Fairchild Streets around 7:15 p.m. According to investigators, two people riding on the ATV were injured after they... more »
  • Interim police chief addresses violent weekend in Baton Rouge, says more patrols are coming

    July 31, 2017 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department has issued a statement from Interim Police Chief Jonny Dunnam after several people were killed in the area over the weekend. Chief Dunnam says the department is working hard to address the barrage of violent crimes that killed at least five... more »
  • 4-year-old fatally shoots self with gun found inside Florida home

    July 31, 2017 1:52 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Police in Florida say a 4-year-old child fatally shot himself with a gun he found in his house. The shooting happened about 5:45 p.m. Sunday in Tampa. In a news release, police said Ashton Gooding found the weapon and discharged it. He was... more »
  • BRPD: 2 teens dead after drug deal turns into shooting on S. Flannery Road

    July 30, 2017 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say two teenagers are dead after a drug escalated into a shooting in the 1000 block of S. Flannery Road Sunday. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, authorities believe 19-year-old Kenyi Kolok and 18-year-old Orenthean Daniels met to conduct a drug transaction around 5... more »
  • Reports of juvenile shot on 68th Avenue

    July 28, 2017 12:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple first responders were on the scene of a reported shooting involving a juvenile on 68th Avenue on Thursday night. Images from the scene show Baton Rouge Police Department, Baton Rouge Fire Department, and EMS vehicles on 68th Avenue near Village Street. Reports indicate a... more »
  • One person dead after morning crash in Watson

    July 26, 2017 11:26 AM

    WATSON – One person died in a crash on Cane Market Road, east of LA Highway 16, on Wednesday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, someone noticed a crashed vehicle in the wooded area along the road around 6 a.m. The crash occurred as 35-year-old James... more »
  • 2 bodies found in Covington mobile home

    July 25, 2017 2:10 PM

    COVINGTON - Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people after their bodies were discovered in a trailer early Monday afternoon. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies reported to a home at the Oak Villa Mobile Home Park on Ronald Reagan Highway to check on tenants... more »
  • Horse infected with lethal mosquito-transmitted virus in Iberville Parish

    July 25, 2017 1:13 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says an unvaccinated horse in Iberville Parish has been infected with a potentially deadly mosquito-transmitted disease. According to LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, the horse tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a severe virus that can infect both pets and... more »
  • Walker woman killed in crash on LA 449

    July 24, 2017 10:51 PM

    WALKER - Police say a 67-year-old woman was killed in a Livingston Parish crash Monday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, troopers reported to the crash at the intersection of LA 449 and Varnodo Road in Walker around 2 p.m. Monday. Police say Deborah Cantrell of Walker was... more »
  • Snooty, oldest Florida manatee in captivity, dies at 69

    July 24, 2017 10:20 PM

    BRADENTON, Fla. - Snooty, Florida's longest living manatee in captivity, has died one day after a huge party to celebrate his 69th birthday. The South Florida Museum posted a Facebook message Sunday saying that the beloved manatee had died in a heartbreaking accident. No other details were given... more »
  • 10 people dead after left in hot truck in Texas; driver charged with human trafficking

    July 24, 2017 12:22 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Federal authorities in Texas have charged the driver of a tractor-trailer with transporting immigrants in the U.S. illegally, an incident resulting in the death of 10 people. A complaint filed Monday accuses James Matthew Bradley of driving a trailer packed with immigrants for "commercial advantage... more »
  • Death toll in immigrant smuggling case hits 9

    July 23, 2017 11:22 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - A U.S. official says the death toll from people found in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer in the parking lot of a San Antonio Walmart has risen to 9. Originally, officials said the death toll had risen to 10, but they later corrected... more »
  • Man dead after domestic dispute in Slidell subdivision

    July 22, 2017 9:23 PM

    SLIDELL - Deputies have arrested a woman accused of fatally stabbing her live-in companion during a domestic dispute Saturday. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a reported domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Seville Court around 9 a.m. Saturday. Upon arrival, deputies discovered... more »
  • LPSO searching for missing veteran

    July 21, 2017 8:34 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing veteran. Deputies say 48-year-old Christy Mann was last seen in the Denham Springs area on foot. When she went missing, Mann was wearing a white t-shirt, black and white shorts,... more »
  • Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41

    July 20, 2017 4:52 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County coroner says Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday. He was 41. Coroner spokesman Brian Elias says... more »
  • 'Walking Dead' stuntman dies after accident on set

    July 14, 2017 9:50 AM

    ATLANTA - A stuntman on the popular AMC show "The Walking Dead" has died from injuries sustained in an on-set accident. According to Entertainment Weekly, New Orleans native John Bernecker, 33, fell more than two stories onto a concrete floor suffering a head injury. The accident occurred on Wednesday.... more »
  • Chicago's July Fourth weekend ends with flurry of homicides

    July 5, 2017 9:37 PM

    CHICAGO - Chicago police say an eruption of gun violence after the official end of the July Fourth weekend left nearly as many people dead in a few hours as were killed between Friday afternoon and midnight Tuesday. Police say there were 56 incidents in which people were... more »
  • Officials: Texas girl found dead kidnapped over drug theft

    July 3, 2017 10:34 PM

    DALLAS - Court records indicate that a 13-year-old girl who was found dead in a house over the weekend was kidnapped after the boyfriend of one of her relatives stole about 22 pounds of marijuana. The body of Shavon Randle was discovered at the Dallas house late Saturday... more »
  • 2 dead, one injured in overnight shooting on Spanish Town Road Play Video

    July 3, 2017 7:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two people are dead after an early morning shooting on Monday. The shooting occurred in the 1900 block of Spanish Town Road around 1:30 a.m. According to the East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office, 39-year-old Timothy Armstrong and 52-year-old Tyrone Brumfield were killed during the... more »
  • Police identify victim in deadly motorcycle crash on US 190

    June 30, 2017 10:26 PM

    LIVONIA - Police say one person died in a crash on US 190 in Livonia Friday night. Police Chief Brad Joffrion said the accident happened near a Chevron gas station on US 190 around 8:45 p.m. Police say a motorcycle driven by 20-year-old Harley Leadingham of Fort Polk... more »
  • Friends, family mourn murdered 18-year-old mother; suspect still at large Play Video

    June 30, 2017 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating the shooting death of an 18-year-old mother that occurred on Scenic Highway Friday night. BRPD said Ananya Crawford, 18, of Baton Rouge was shot multiple times in the upper torso. Family members first confirmed Crawford... more »

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