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  • 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 »
  • 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 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 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 »

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