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  • ATC says "troublesome" number of bars serving minors

    February 13, 2015 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Alcohol control officials released details Friday about efforts to crack down on underage drinking ahead of Mardi Gras and said they're concerned how many bars aren't following the law. Louisiana Alcohol Tobacco and Control said agents did more than 600 compliance checks since Feb. 2. Of... more »
  • Body found in New Orleans canal

    November 6, 2014 3:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man drinking with friends on a sailboat was found dead floating in the industrial canal near SeaBrook Marine. Port of New Orleans spokesman Matt Gresham says the group of friends woke Wednesday morning to find the man missing. He says they searched the harbor area and... more »
  • Coast Guard units crack down on impaired boaters

    June 26, 2014 6:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Coast Guard, parish marine units and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries plan to increase awareness for boaters under the influence this weekend. The task to prevent impaired boaters is through Operation Dry Water, a nationwide campaign where to stop people from operating a boat... more »
  • Statewide DWI database moving forward check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 9, 2014 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A policy board voted Thursday to move recommendations forward to legislators for a statewide DWI database. The Integrated Criminal Justice Information System (ICJIS) Policy Board added fingerprinting for all drivers arrested or issued summons for DWI, whether electronically or with ink and paper. Also, DNA will... more »
  • Board to discuss statewide DWI database

    January 9, 2014 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A policy board will meet today to review legislation establishing an impaired driver database. The database would would track an offenders' arrest to conviction. Currently laws are on the books calling for a statewide DWI database, but one does not exist in that fashion. The... more »
  • 911 call, pictures of wild party released

    October 22, 2013 11:45 PM

    SORRENTO- A father was concerned for the safety of what he believed to be a hundred or more drunk teenagers when he called 911 to report an underage, wild party in Ascension Parish this weekend. The 911 recordings were released exclusively to the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit Tuesday,... more »
  • DHH awards Gramercy $1.5M water loan

    August 12, 2013 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health has awarded $1.5 million to Gramercy through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program. The loan will help the system improve and update the community's drinking water system. Assistant Secretary for Public Health, J.T. Lane... more »
  • 22-year-old arrested for fourth-offense DWI

    August 4, 2013 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 22-year-old man was arrested Saturday for his fourth DWI offense. Joseph Seymore of Baton Rouge was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of DWI, insurance required, driver's license suspended or revoked and vehicle registration required. more »
  • ATC busts stores for selling to minors during undercover investigation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 27, 2013 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An 18-year-old walked into a Baton Rouge convenience store recently and bought an alcoholic beverage, without any repercussions. The catch is that she was part of a recent undercover sting by Alcohol and Tobacco Control. The undercover operative was wearing a camera and followed by... more »
  • Teachers, staff return to school after drinking allegations

    April 23, 2013 11:27 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Three school days after six Northwood High School teachers and staff members were suspended amid allegations of drinking at a school-sponsored event, Caddo school officials say the employees will return to work. The Times reports the accusations surfaced last week after parents complained the female employees were drunk... more »
  • City leaders approve historic alcohol law, allowing 24/7 sales

    March 13, 2013 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For the first time, ever, alcohol will be sold around the clock at some establishments. Wednesday evening, Metro Council approved a special permit allowing sales at casinos. It passed 7 to 4. more »
  • 24/7 alcohol sales law introduced

    February 27, 2013 8:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A law change was introduced at the city's Metro Council meeting Wednesday, to allow alcohol sales 24/7 at some establishments. The ordinance would allow riverboat casinos to get a special license to sell after other bars are required to close. The item will eventually be available... more »
  • BR casinos could get okay to sell alcohol 24/7

    February 27, 2013 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A few months after changing city law and allowing more alcohol sales on Sunday, city leaders will discuss the possibility of allowing some Baton Rouge establishments to sell alcohol at all hours of the day. Discussions begin at Wednesday night's Metro Council on a special, 24/7 liquor... more »
  • Residents want safer streets after hit-and-run death Play Video

    October 1, 2012 5:53 PM

    GARDERE - State Police arrested a man from Baton Rouge they said left a cyclist lying in the road after he hit her with his vehicle, then fled the scene. Investigators arrested Darby Griffin, 49, in suspicion of DWI, hit and run, driving with a suspended license, obstruction of... more »
  • Denham Springs PD plan sobriety checkpoint

    September 26, 2012 4:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police in Denham Springs announced plans to hold a sobriety checkpoint. The DUI checkpoint will be an undisclosed location in the city this evening beginning at 7 p.m. The city announced the checkpoint via their Nixle community site . more »
  • Report: Gerald had been drinking at golf course before deadly wreck check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 29, 2012 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A State Police report said Brett Gerald, the man accused of driving drunk and killing seven people in a wreck, told investigators he'd been drinking for several hours at a local golf course. The report says following the crash, Gerald told investigators he was at the... more »
  • ATC tickets nine for underage drinking during BR parades

    February 28, 2011 9:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state Alcohol office says it found only nine underage drinkers at parades in Baton Rouge this weekend. ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert tells News 2 the small amount of minor-in-possession tickets issued could be credited to word of the look-out. News 2 went with agents last... more »
  • ATC warns BR bars about underage drinking crackdown

    February 24, 2011 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Alcohol Tobacco Control agents have a message for bars and restaurants on parade routes in Baton Rouge. They say watch for underage drinkers, because we'll be watching you. News 2 was with agents when they spread the word downtown Thursday. Agents say the push to... more »
  • 18 arrested at DWI checkpoint in Baton Rouge

    December 17, 2010 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – 18 people were arrested and more than a hundred vehicles screened at a sobriety checkpoint overnight in Baton Rouge, part of their efforts to make the city’s streets safer during the holidays. Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said officers screened 109 vehicles at the checkpoint in the 100 block... more »
  • Deputies say drunk driver also left child home alone

    October 25, 2010 2:27 PM

    A Ponchatoula resident arrested in suspicion of driving drunk told deputies he had also left his nine-year-old child home alone, according to authorities. 52-year-old Charles Baughman was arrested by Tangipahoa Sheriff’s deputies on Sunday. Investigators said he was driving recklessly on highway 442, and that he smelled strongly of alcohol.... more »
  • 'No Refusal' campaign guarantees evidence in DWI cases

    September 3, 2010 10:21 PM

    Authorities warn not to even try getting out of taking a breath test if police stop you for drunk driving this holiday weekend. The "No Refusal" campaign gives authorities an old tool to use against you in a new way. If you're arrested for impaired driving, your first stop is... more »
  • McDonald's pulls 12M cadmium-tainted Shrek glasses

    June 4, 2010 8:00 AM

    McDonald's is recalling 12 million drinking glasses it is selling to promote the new "Shrek" movie because painted designs on the cheap collectibles contain the toxic metal cadmium. The burger giant wants customers to stop using the 16-ounce glasses, which have been sold for about $2 each and were available... more »
  • Boil order in effect for parts of Iberville Parish

    May 4, 2010 7:06 AM

    Customers of the Iberville Parish Water District #4 should boil their water. The boil order is in effect for the ares of Grosse Tete, Ramah, Bayou Blue and portions of Rosedale. There are multiple leaks in the main water line. Crews are working on the problem, but residents should boil... more »
  • Panel favors 3 years for 4th-DWI offense

    February 23, 2010 8:02 AM

    The minimum jail time for third- and fourth-offense drunken drivers would rise significantly under a plan endorsed by Gov. Bobby Jindal's DWI task force. Calcasieu Parish District Attorney John F. DeRosier says third-time offenders would have to spend one year behind bars. The current minimum is 45 days. He says... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Dec. 10

    December 10, 2009 5:37 PM

    How osteoporosis drugs and alcohol may affect breast cancer, and why you may not want to mix caffeine and booze are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • Not business as usual at Chelsea's Cafe

    September 29, 2009 10:31 PM

    Chelsea's Cafe can once again serve liquor, but that doesn't mean things go back to normal. After a year-long battle over whether the popular night spot could operate as a restaurant, bar, or both, the state Alcohol and Tobacco Control Office decided to re-instate the restaurant's liquor license. ... more »

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