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  • Deputies seek two men in connection with fatal shooting of Hammond teen

    August 1, 2017 1:38 PM

    HAMMOND - Authorities are searching for two persons of interest in connection with a Monday night shooting that left a 19-year-old dead. The shooting occurred around 9:40 p.m. Monday on Bruce Allen Road in Hammond. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, Leroy Sims III of Hammond was... more »
  • Walgreens ends attempt to buy Rite Aid

    June 29, 2017 12:05 PM

    NEW YORK - Walgreens has ended its takeover pursuit of rival Rite Aid following resistance from U.S. regulators and will instead now buy stores, distribution centers and inventory in a new deal. The proposed merger, first announced in 2015, was initially for about $9.4 billion but was whittled... more »
  • TPSO: One arrested, two wanted for attempted murder after robbery, shooting during drug deal

    June 26, 2017 1:19 PM

    TICKFAW – One man was arrested and two others are wanted for allegedly robbing and shooting a man after a drug deal in Tickfaw. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies received a report of someone shot on June 17 at a home on Durbin Road Extension.... more »
  • Colombia pushes back deadline for rebel disarmament

    May 29, 2017 10:03 PM

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's government is pushing back by 20 days the deadline for leftist rebels to turn over their weapons under a peace deal. President Juan Manuel Santos announced the decision in a televised address Monday night, saying it was taken jointly with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia... more »
  • Trump presents Saudis with $110B arms deal, Israeli officials concerned

    May 21, 2017 8:12 PM

    A senior Israeli Cabinet minister has voiced concern about the U.S.'s $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Yuval Steinitz, a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said Israeli officials will have to "hear the explanations" of the deal when President Donald Trump arrives in Israel on Monday. Steinitz says... more »
  • Jimmy John's offering $1 subs Tuesday

    May 1, 2017 1:15 PM

    Jimmy John's is thanking customers Tuesday by offering $1 subs on their nationwide Customer Appreciation Day. The special promotion will begin 4 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. local time on May 2, 2017. Jimmy John’s will be offering their #1 through #6 subs plus the JJBLT for... more »
  • NASCAR ends deal with racetrack after owner's arrest

    April 7, 2017 1:01 PM

    WATERFORD - NASCAR has severed ties with a Connecticut racetrack after its owner was charged with patronizing a prostitution ring that police say exploited young men with mental health issues by delivering them to wealthy clients for sex. NASCAR announced Thursday that it would no longer sanction the Whelen All-American... more »
  • Trump says he expects a health care deal soon

    March 28, 2017 9:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he expects to make a deal on health care, even though his first attempt failed just a few days ago. Trump is hosting a reception for senators and their spouses at the White House. It attracted both Republicans and Democrats. He says the bipartisan... more »
  • Edwards and 1 LSU hospital manager haven't reached deal

    September 16, 2016 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has reached renegotiated deals with all but one of the operators of the charity hospitals and patient services previously managed by LSU. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne said seven of the eight hospital operators had agreed to reworked terms Friday. The Biomedical... more »
  • Microsoft to buy networking site LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

    June 13, 2016 1:05 PM

    NEW YORK - Microsoft says it is buying professional networking service site LinkedIn for about $26.2 billion. LinkedIn, based in Mountain View, California, has more than 430 million members. Users can network with professionals, upload their resumes and search for jobs on the site. Microsoft Corp. says it is paying... more »
  • Prosecutor cites drug deal gone bad in shooting

    January 12, 2016 12:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A prosecutor hopes to convince jurors that a 2014 gunfight that left a visitor to New Orleans dead and nine other bystanders wounded resulted from "a drug deal gone bad on Bourbon Street." Assistant New Orleans District Attorney Laura Rodrigue says the only person arrested in the... more »
  • GOP-led panel passes bill for oversight of Iran nuclear deal

    January 7, 2016 11:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - The GOP-led House Foreign Affairs Committee has approved legislation that would give Congress greater oversight of the landmark nuclear deal with Iran. Passage of the bill comes with the United States poised to begin lifting sanctions against Iran as Tehran fulfills its obligations under the July 14 agreement.... more »
  • Cyber Monday brings last chance for holiday deals

    November 30, 2015 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The holiday shopping season continues today with Cyber Monday. Retail experts expect about 121 million people to hunt for online deals. The shopping surge began right after Thanksgiving for some. Hundreds of people flocked to stores around Baton Rouge to find the best Black Friday deals. Retail experts... more »
  • UN: Iran has started cutting back on nuclear technology

    November 18, 2015 12:02 PM

    VIENNA - The U.N. nuclear agency says Iran has started cutting back on nuclear programs, which could have been reengineered into making weapons, in line with a deal between six world powers. The assessment was in a report presented Wednesday by the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency to members of... more »
  • Conservatives concede they can't block budget deal

    October 27, 2015 11:01 AM

    WASHINGTON - Conservative Republicans in the House concede that there's not much they can do to stop a two-year budget deal that was agreed to by congressional leaders and the White House. In his final days as speaker, John Boehner is trying to get the measure approved, in order to... more »
  • White House opposes bill blocking Iran nuclear deal

    September 30, 2015 1:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House is opposing a House bill that aims to block implementation of the Iran nuclear deal until Tehran pays billions of dollars in damages to victims of Iranian-sponsored terror. In a statement on Wednesday, the Obama administration said the bill, which the House is to vote... more »
  • Deal allowed drunk driver to avoid jail time Play Video

    September 16, 2015 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman who admitted to driving drunk three years ago, is facing charges now of drinking and driving again and causing a deadly crash Tuesday night. The crash killed 19-year-old Tashadow Gray. Investigators said 30-year-old T'Naia Burnette swerved into her lane and killed her. They believe she had... more »
  • WBRZ reaches deal with DISH

    August 20, 2015 7:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ reached an agreement with DISH this week to keep our signal broadcast to local viewers on their network. The contract for carrying the signal ran out on June 30. WBRZ-TV gave DISH multiple extensions to continue negotiations, the last of which was... more »
  • McConnell acknowledges difficulty in blocking Iran deal

    August 17, 2015 5:51 PM

    GEORGETOWN, KY - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell grudgingly acknowledges President Barack Obama has "a great likelihood of success" in his showdown with congressional Republicans on the Iran nuclear deal. The GOP-led Senate and House are expected to turn down the deal next month. Obama has pledged to... more »
  • Obama defends nuclear deal to youth in Iran, Israel

    August 10, 2015 11:12 AM

    CHILMARK, Mass. - President Barack Obama says there was no way to secure a nuclear deal with Iran without first inflicting severe sanctions that made life harder for people in Iran. Obama is defending the nuclear deal to young people in Iran, Israel and the U.S. in an interview... more »
  • Republicans look for more Democrats to oppose Iran deal

    August 7, 2015 3:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - Now that the leading Jewish Democrat in the Senate has announced his opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran, Republicans are urging other Democrats to defy the administration and vote against the agreement. But there's no indication yet that the announcement by Chuck Schumer of New York will... more »
  • Firefighter tells 911 caller to 'deal with it yourself'

    July 28, 2015 11:34 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE - An Albuquerque, New Mexico, firefighter has been removed from the city's dispatch center after telling a 911 caller who was trying to keep alive a gunshot victim to "deal with it yourself." KRQE-TV reports 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver was fatally shot during a party on June 26. In the... more »
  • McConnell disputes Cruz claims of 'special deal' on bank

    July 26, 2015 3:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there's no "special deal" to allow a vote on reviving the federal Export-Import Bank. That's contrary to claims made by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. McConnell never mentioned Cruz's name as he opened a rare Sunday Senate session with a... more »
  • Obama likens Iran deal critics to Iraq war jingoists

    July 21, 2015 12:14 PM

    PITTSBURGH - President Barack Obama says the people criticizing the Iran nuclear deal are the same people who rushed into war with Iraq. Obama is speaking at the Veterans of Foreign Wars' national convention in Pittsburgh. He's likening the deal's critics to people who "were so quick to go to... more »
  • Landmark agreement reached on Iran's nuclear program

    July 14, 2015 7:53 AM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama says every path to a nuclear weapon will be cut off for Iran under a historic agreement announced in Vienna. Obama spoke from the White House Tuesday morning after the deal was announced. Addressing skeptics of the agreement, Obama said, "This deal is not built on... more »
  • Obama's trade agenda survives key Senate procedural vote

    June 23, 2015 11:49 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's trade agenda has survived a crucial Senate vote and seems well-positioned to become law. The Senate voted 60-37 Tuesday to begin full-blown debate on Obama's request for "fast track" negotiating authority. That was the exact number needed to avoid a filibuster. The vote continued a... more »
  • Deal with IBM could complicate Capitol Complex property sale

    May 13, 2015 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plans to sell the Capitol Park Welcome Center and adjacent parking garage may have become complicated. Governor Bobby Jindal's administration had promised 300 parking spaces in the garage to IBM in a long-term lease agreement. Last week the administration announced plans to sell the center and... more »
  • Senate panel to vote on Iran bill

    April 14, 2015 7:52 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Leaders in Washington are set to weigh in on the new Iran nuclear deal that was reached earlier this month. The Senate foreign relations committee is set to throw down a direct challenge to the White House today, over the emerging deal. A vote by a... more »
  • Plea allows teacher to avoid prison, sex-offender registry

    April 9, 2015 12:58 PM

    HAHNVILLE, La. - One of two former Destrehan High School teachers accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student, has agreed to a plea deal in St. Charles Parish that will allow her to avoid prison time or having to register as a sex offender. The deal was announced in... more »
  • Energy secretary: Obama seeks "forever agreement" with Iran

    April 6, 2015 12:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says the nuclear deal being negotiated with Iran shouldn't be described as a 10-year pact but a "forever agreement" in its beginning stages. Moniz, a nuclear physicist who has become the face of the science behind the nuclear deal, says the plan would bring... more »
  • Report: Sharper to plead guilty in rape case deal

    March 20, 2015 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Saints player Darren Sharper agreed to a plea deal that will cover wide-ranging rape and drug cases in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Arizona and Nevada, according to WWL-TV. The happened the same day Sharper was charged with rape in a case out of Las Vegas.... more »
  • FCC to vote next month on net neutrality rules

    January 2, 2015 5:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal regulators are expected to vote next month on rules to govern how Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast deal with the flow of content on their high-speed networks. The five-member Federal Communications Commission will consider then a proposal from Chairman Tom Wheeler on so-called net... more »
  • UFC will issue uniforms to its fighters next year

    December 2, 2014 11:01 AM

    LOS ANGELES - UFC fighters will wear uniforms made by Reebok next year after the promotion agreed to a sponsorship deal with the sports apparel company. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said the six-year deal will change the aesthetics and economics of the world's dominant mixed martial arts promotion by creating... more »
  • Jindal and Kennedy reach a deal on $200M borrowing

    November 6, 2014 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Treasurer John Kennedy and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration have struck a deal that will allow the state to borrow $200 million for construction work. Both sides confirmed Thursday that a compromise had been reached and no construction work was delayed. At issue was whether Louisiana ended last... more »
  • Prosecutor claims DA knew about sex offender's deal Play Video

    September 17, 2014 5:34 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The lead prosecutor on a case involving a man accused of having sex with four juveniles, says District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla was well aware of the deal that was reached. This week the WBRZ Investigative Unit discovered sex offender Johnny Brown was only sentenced to three... more »
  • Man arrested after drug deal shooting

    August 4, 2013 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's detectives arrested a 21-year-old man involved in a shooting Friday night during a drug deal, according to EBRSO spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks. Hicks says Jarvis Fleming of Greenwell Springs is charged with first degree murder and tampering with an electronic monitor. ... more »
  • Congress approves deal to avoid 'fiscal cliff'

    January 1, 2013 10:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - Past its own New Year's deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national "fiscal cliff" of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America's divided government to the limit. The bill's... more »

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