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  • Affidavit says Gruver was targeted during alleged hazing incident Play Video

    October 11, 2017 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Arrest records from the LSU Police Department reveal that 18-year-old Max Gruver received the bulk of the punishment on the night of an alleged hazing incident which preceded his death. Phi Delta Theta pledges got messages telling them to show up to the fraternity house for... more »
  • LSU Parade Ground appears empty amid temporary tailgate restrictions Play Video

    September 23, 2017 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Parade Ground was unusually quiet during game-day without Greek tailgaters. Saturday's home game atmosphere was missing a bit without the normal racket of Greek students crowding the Parade Ground. Following the death of Phi Delta Theta pledge, Maxwell Gruver, LSU authorities put an... more »
  • LSU plans for sobering tailgating experience after fights, fraternity death Play Video

    September 22, 2017 7:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Officials have warned of a more sobering tailgating experience Saturday as LSU works to cleanup a drunken party ahead of football games. Earlier this week, the district attorney warned authorities will be targeting underage drinkers. LSU has banned Greek organizations from tailgating this weekend amid the... more »
  • Suite-mates of Max Gruver speak on his tragic death Play Video

    September 16, 2017 10:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Max Gruver’s suitemates and neighbors describe him as “warm,” “inviting,” and “energetic.” “I really wish I could’ve gotten the chance to know him better,” said Nick Ashton, who lived a few doors down from Gruver in LSU’s South Hall. “I didn’t feel uncomfortable talking to him.”... more »
  • 21-year-old dies at party overnight; two arrested

    July 2, 2017 3:56 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Two people have been arrested after a man was found dead in a bathtub Sunday morning. According to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office, 21-year-old Andrew Blanchard was one of four people attending the party at a home on Bayou Road Friday night. Authorities say the other... more »
  • Bar at center of underage drinking sting has license pulled

    June 29, 2017 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The liquor license for a popular bar was suspended, WBRZ has learned, as authorities investigate possible underage drinking and rowdy behavior around the establishment. The license allowing Reggie's to serve beer and liquor was pulled. Reggie's, a Tigerland bar, was the focus of a sting by... more »
  • Louisiana drinking water systems get near failing grade Play Video

    March 27, 2017 7:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana drinking water systems received a collective grade of "D+" according to a state audit published Monday. The grade reflects infrastructure that is either "poor" or "crumbling." Individually, large and medium sized systems scored high but smaller systems dragged the grade down. The smaller systems serve at... more »
  • Nearly 2,000 people given a free ride home on St. Patrick's Day

    March 20, 2017 3:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly 2,000 people were given a free ride home from St. Patrick's Day festivities in Baton Rouge. According to the Dudley DeBosier law firm, 1,900 people signed up for the firm's "Free Cab Ride Home" program, which offers free rides to people in the Baton Rouge... more »
  • Gulf Shores alcohol ban in effect for Spring Break

    March 6, 2017 3:09 PM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. - A Spring Break alcohol ban went into effect in Gulf Shores over the weekend, meaning there's no alcohol allowed past the dunes at any Gulf Shores beaches. This year marks the second time the area has instituted the ban after last year's Spring Break got... more »
  • Woman arrested for fourth DWI offense in Thibodaux

    August 1, 2016 2:17 PM

    THIBODAUX – Thibodaux Police arrested a woman on her fourth drinking while intoxicated offense on Thursday night. Around 11:50 p.m., police saw and stopped a gray Toyota Camry without a license plate in the area of Canal Boulevard and St. Charles Street in Thibodaux. The driver, 31-year-old Arielle Dumas,... more »
  • Bill would end possible jail time for underage drinkers

    May 27, 2016 1:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers don't think underage drinkers should face jail time. A bill sent to the governor's desk this week would remove the possibility that someone under the age of 21 could be jailed up to six months if caught in possession of an alcoholic beverage. The violation would... more »
  • DHH: Donaldsonville residents shouldn't drink water until further notice

    March 22, 2016 9:03 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals notified the Peoples Water System in Donaldsonville that it must immediately alter how it treats drinking water. The directive comes after an inspection revealed elevated levels of chlorine dioxide in the system. Residents are also warned NOT to drink the... more »
  • Man accused of rape after night of binge drinking

    January 17, 2016 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a 20-year-old Baton Rouge man in connection with a rape from this past September which investigators said happened during a night of heavy underage drinking. Deputies said Devin Kleinpeter raped an 18-year-old woman after both of them had been drinking heavily at a... more »
  • Free options for revelers who need a safe New Year's ride Play Video

    December 31, 2015 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Several groups offered alternatives on New Year's Eve for drivers who want to get home safe after they've had too much to drink. Mockler Beverage's "Safe Ride Home" program is in its 15th year for 2015. It pays for towing services and taxi companies to provide... more »
  • Impairment suspected in fatal crash

    August 12, 2015 10:30 AM

    PORT ALLEN- Louisiana State Police say impairment might have played a factor in an interstate wreck that killed a woman in Port Allen. Troopers say 38-year-old Tasha Nelson was killed in the single-vehicle crash shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday night. The crash happened on LA 415 south of US... more »
  • 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 »

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