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  • BR real estate broker announces candidacy for EBR Mayor-President

    May 24, 2016 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A local real estate broker has announced to run as a candidate for Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish. Darryl Gissel announced his candidacy Tuesday morning. Gissel is also the former executive director of the State Republican Party and the special assistant for Governor Dave Treen. ... more »
  • Judges want to move juvenile court to downtown Baton Rouge

    April 21, 2016 12:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish's juvenile court judges are pushing to move their court to downtown Baton Rouge. Judges Pamela Taylor Johnson and Adam Haney made their pitch to the 19th Judicial District Court Building Commission Wednesday to move their court from Veterans Memorial Boulevard to the... more »
  • EBR Head Start Program to hold Recruitment Fun Day Play Video

    April 8, 2016 4:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Now is the time to sign your children up for the 2016-2017 East Baton Rouge Head Start Program. The Head Start Program helps children develop through comprehensive activities relating to health, education, disabilities and family services. It offers services for all children, including many of those with special... more »
  • EBR Redevelopment Alliance to meet with developers about old Entergy site Play Video

    April 7, 2016 8:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority is asking developers to reinvent the historic Entergy site on Government Street. Interested developers can tour the Entergy buildings and submit their proposals Thursday at 10 a.m. at the site, located of Government St. The state is investing $12... more »
  • Accused burglar arrested following manhunt in Jones Creek area

    April 4, 2016 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An unusual number of law enforcement took to the streets Monday morning in the Jones Creek area, looking for a suspect that was running through backyards of homes. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office had deputies stationed at entrances and streets of Woodlawn Estates. Deputies... more »
  • Part of Scenic Hwy. closed until 5 p.m Thursday

    March 31, 2016 1:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Part of Scenic Highway in East Baton Rouge Parish will be closed until 5 p.m. Thursday for railroad track repairs. Officials say construction is happening near the railroad tracks parallel with Choctaw Drive. Drivers should detour to Plank and Chippewa Streets to avoid the road closure.... more »
  • Mosquitoes could be worse this season, EBR started spraying Play Video

    March 28, 2016 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Evening mosquito spraying just started in East Baton Rouge. East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control officials said just recently they've seen the mosquito population increase and started spraying for the first time Easter weekend. They say the problem areas are in the southern parts of... more »
  • Crimes go unreported in Gardere because of language barrier Play Video

    March 25, 2016 12:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Catching criminals in the Gardere area of Baton Rouge has become a problem. Many residents don't speak English, creating a barrier with law enforcement that has crimes going unreported. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is hoping to break the silence. Several people told News 2... more »
  • EBRSO: Attempted suicide after murder on North Flannery Road Play Video

    March 23, 2016 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies say one person is dead and another in critical condition after a murder and attempted suicide Wednesday morning. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office confirmed that 56-year-old Damon Dixon was killed inside his home in the 5200 block of North Flannery Road Wednesday morning. At... more »
  • EBR Public Defender's office is going broke Play Video

    March 21, 2016 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- There could be no public defenders in Baton Rouge by the summer, an audit released Monday found. The state may not have enough money to keep the public defender's office handling cases in East Baton Rouge Parish open past June 30th. Already, public defenders said they're entering... more »
  • Baton Rouge council to take up smoking ban

    March 18, 2016 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An ordinance that would ban smoking in Baton Rouge's casinos and bars is finally headed to the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council. The council should vote on the ordinance in April, and it already has five of the seven votes it will need to pass. While... more »
  • Man shot by deputies Tuesday night identified

    February 23, 2016 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police took over the investigation into a deadly deputy-involved shooting that happened overnight Tuesday. Deputies opened fire on a suspect around 10 p.m. Tuesday, killing 48-year-old Travis Stevenson in a vehicle. Shots were fired when the suspect started ramming sheriff's office cruisers and attempted to... more »
  • Broadmoor elementary to be torn down and rebuilt earlier then expected

    February 18, 2016 11:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Broadmoor Elementary School will get a face lift a little sooner than expected. The school is one of four included in a tax plan, set to demolish and rebuild older buildings. Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Lee High School and Park Elementary are the other three on... more »
  • Early voting registration at EBR Registrar of Voters sees steady turnout Play Video

    February 3, 2016 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish turned out at the Registrar of Voters Offices throughout the day Wednesday as it was the last day for residents to register to vote in the state's upcoming presidential primary. Only registered Republicans and Democrats will be able to cast... more »
  • Poll: 70 percent of EBR voters in favor of extending workplace smoking ban

    January 26, 2016 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local, state and national public health groups have released the results of polls that show 70 percent of East Baton Rouge Parish voters are in favor of extending the statewide smoke-free policy to all workplaces, including bars and casinos. “Voters throughout East Baton Rouge Parish and... more »
  • Former TV star's rape trial pushed back

    January 20, 2016 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorneys asked this week that the aggravated rape trial of former "Sons of Guns" star Will Hayden be pushed back to later this summer. The court agreed to the request, which came from East Baton Rouge prosecutors and defense attorneys, to continue the trial back to... more »
  • Mother arrested after child is found with brain injury, human bite marks

    January 14, 2016 10:19 PM

    ZACHARY - A mother was booked into jail Thursday, accused of abusing her two-year-old child. Deputies wrote in arrest documents, emergency care workers reported a possible case of abuse after seeing the child of Doneisha Renee Carter before Christmas. Carter complained her son would not eat, was irritable, vomiting,... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly Coy Avenue shooting

    January 9, 2016 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a 28-year-old woman was shot and killed Saturday night in the southern portion of East Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies said Kourtney Thomas died in the shooting, which happened just before 9 p.m. in the 8600 block of Coy Ave. near the intersection of... more »
  • Delgado using crime, toll loop to stump for EBR mayor-president Play Video

    January 7, 2016 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council member John Delgado announced Thursday morning he's running for the East Baton Rouge Mayor-President's office. Delgado was elected to the Metro Council in 2012. He would replace Kip Holden, who is term-limited. He said Thursday he plans to tackle crime and transportation issues... more »
  • La. 1 traffic helps deputies bust suspected dollar store robber Play Video

    January 4, 2016 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives in two parishes are working to connect a man in the East Baton Rouge Parish jail to violent robberies of dollar stores on both sides of the Mississippi River. Zaccheus Quinn is charged with armed robbery in Baton Rouge. In West Baton Rouge, deputies believe... more »
  • Deputies: Drunk woman accidentally fired gun into neighboring apartment Play Video

    December 28, 2015 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Gonzales woman Sunday night after they say she accidentally fired a gun into an adjacent apartment. Lauren Lee, 20 of Gonzales, noted she was intoxicated early Sunday morning and pulled the trigger of a gun she thought wasn't... more »
  • Unsolved murders still a problem in EBR Parish Play Video

    December 28, 2015 7:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Unsolved murders remain a problem in East Baton Rouge Parish as 2015 draws to a close, the District Attorney says there have been about 75 murders this year. About half remain unsolved, according to BRPD and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. One of those... more »
  • Judge agrees to lower bond of murder suspect

    December 22, 2015 12:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Jail records indicate an accused murderer's bond was lowered by more than half. Brittany Monk is in jail connected to the death or Robert Noce. Noce was found dead, stuffed into a 55-gallon drum in the kitchen of his home in Zachary. Last week, a... more »
  • 16-year-old shot, killed in Mid-City

    December 4, 2015 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 16-year-old was shot and killed Friday afternoon in East Baton Rouge Parish, according to authorities. The shooting happened on Spain Street at around 1:15 p.m. Friday and the teen was found dead on arrival at unoccupied apartment, officials told News 2. Family members in... more »
  • Warrants on traffic fines waived this Saturday

    November 30, 2015 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in Baton Rouge said people with outstanding warrants over traffic fines can clear their records without facing a trip behind bars this weekend. Baton Rouge Police said Dec. 5 is Traffic Bench Warrant Amnesty Day for East Baton Rouge Parish. Law enforcement and court officials... more »
  • Baton Rouge-area home sales up 8.8 percent in October

    November 25, 2015 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Thanks to strong activity in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes, the number of houses sold in metro Baton Rouge rose 8.8 percent in October from a year ago. There were 766 homes sold in October in the nine-parish area. That's according to figures released Tuesday by the... more »
  • School no longer on lockdown after reports of nearby bank robbery Play Video

    November 17, 2015 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Administrators said a private school was locked down Tuesday morning after law enforcement responded to reports of an armed robbery at a Baton Rouge bank. Sheriff's deputies said a bank robbery was reported just before 11 a.m. at the Capitol One Bank on Bluebonnet across from... more »
  • Thousands of properties piling up for EBR Parish Play Video

    November 16, 2015 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of properties with unpaid taxes are sitting around in East Baton Rouge waiting to be sold at auction. When someone does not pay property taxes that property goes up for auction at a sheriff's sale. The properties that are not sold are "adjudicated" to the parish... more »
  • 8 lbs of pot found after wreck, police chase across two parishes

    November 13, 2015 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A police chase through two parishes ended with a mangled three-vehicle wreck and the arrest of a man carrying eight pounds of marijuana Friday afternoon. A man being chased by a West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy caused a chain-reaction crash when deputies said he ran... more »
  • Deputies searching for missing work-release inmate

    November 5, 2015 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they're searching for a work release inmate out of Livingston Parish who left his job earlier this week. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said Kevin Whetstone, 30, was working offshore on a tugboat and called a relative to pick him up after... more »
  • EBR launches city-parish services feedback app

    November 2, 2015 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new app designed to give East Baton Rouge residents a way to give instant feedback on city-parish services launched Monday, according to Mayor-President Kip Holden's office. Director of Information Services Eric Romero said the new app, called "Expresit", lets anyone with a smart phone or... more »
  • Many trick-or-treating hours moved to Friday Play Video

    October 28, 2015 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple parishes and municipalities moved their official trick-or-treat hours Wednesday because of expected bad weather. East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden's office said official trick-or-treat hours for the city and unincorporated areas will be Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The mayor-president said the strong... more »
  • Nearly 4,000 homes in the dark after storms

    October 25, 2015 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As of Monday morning nearly 4,000 homes people were in the dark around southern Louisiana due to bad storms. Entergy said more than 1,800 homes lost power in East Baton Rouge Parish as of Monday morning, with most of those outages along Perkins Road between Bluebonnet... more »
  • EBR Metro-Council members vie for state seats

    October 25, 2015 1:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the East Baton Rouge Metro-Council looking to get in to the Louisiana State House will shake up the current council. C. Denise Marcelle is the only certified move into the state House of Representatives based on Saturday's election results. Marcelle went head-to-head against fellow... more »
  • Authorities search field connected to Duplantier murders Play Video

    October 22, 2015 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement agencies confirmed that information of a possible buried body at a Duplantier property sparked an hour-long search in Baton Rouge Thursday. Just before 6 p.m., Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said confirmed that someone told authorities that 42-year-old Ernesto Llerena Alonso had killed another person and... more »
  • East Baton Rouge school system seeks tax renewals on Oct. 24

    October 19, 2015 9:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Voters throughout East Baton Rouge Parish will be asked on Saturday to renew for 10 more years three separate property taxes dedicated to education. These taxes were last renewed on April 29, 2006, by margins of 62-to-38 percent. The taxes fund I Care, a 35-year-old alcohol- and drug-abuse... more »
  • Baton Rouge council refuses to increase insurance premiums

    October 15, 2015 8:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge city-parish government employees will not see an increase in their health insurance premiums. The Metro Council on Wednesday refused to raise health insurance premiums for city employees. The decision will force the city to pull money from its reserves. The city-parish has already lost some... more »
  • Painting the City Purple: Domestic violence awareness Play Video

    September 24, 2015 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Butterfly Society is "Painting the City Purple" to raise awareness for domestic violence. The week of events starts with a prayer vigil at the Butterfly Society Garden, 225 S. River Road. To find out more about Painting the City Purple see the schedule of events below and... more »
  • EBR Parish Library's Maker Faire Play Video

    September 21, 2015 8:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is putting on a free Maker Faire that will feature a variety of craftsmen displaying what they "make" and teaching others about the skill. The event is described as 1/3 science fair, 1/3 craft show and 1/3 something new entirely. The Maker... more »
  • Murdered woman's son, BR resident jailed in Iran

    September 18, 2015 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A day after an Iranian man was indicted for arranging the murder of his ex-wife, sources confirmed his son, who lives here as an American citizen and is not implicated in the crime, is jailed in Iran. Friends of Hamed Ghassemi, the son, said he left... more »
  • New Lee High School could get GPA requirement Play Video

    September 16, 2015 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Prospective students of Lee High School may have a tougher time getting accepted into the newly-built magnet school. The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board may require students to have at least a 2.5 grade point average during the past two years. It is something the... more »
  • More than 1,700 lose power after truck hits utility pole

    September 14, 2015 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Utility officials reported more than 1,700 people lost power in East Baton Rouge after a truck hit a utility pole Monday afternoon. The wreck happened in the 11000 block of South Choctaw, which is in the northeast portion of the parish. The outage appeared to... more »
  • Superintendent ready to improve attendance in students and teachers Play Video

    September 8, 2015 7:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Classes in Baton Rouge have been in full swing for less than a month, and the superintendent is ready to get a handle on improving attendance and that includes teachers. "Nobody can teach as good as our teachers," said Superintendent Warren Drake. "We want to make sure... more »
  • Mayor holding 11 a.m. press conference on EBR Riverfront

    August 31, 2015 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden called a press conference Monday morning to present updates on the Baton Rouge Riverfront. Holden's 11 a.m. press conference will be held on the Town Square Stage on North Boulevard and Third Street. The mayor's announcement didn't give any specifics about what... more »
  • Voter registration drive starts Monday

    August 31, 2015 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Registration of Voters is hosting a registration drive in East Baton Rouge. The drive is to give qualified voters a chance to sign up or update their voter information. You can also register or update your information at www.GeauxVote.com . Here's the full list of... more »
  • Coroner: Heroin deaths on the rise in Baton Rouge

    August 28, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. Beau Clark says Baton Rouge is on track to see heroin deaths reach record numbers this year. Shane Evans, the Coroner's Office chief of investigations, says the capital city has already confirmed 24 heroin-related deaths in 2015, and three more are pending... more »
  • Board pushes forward lower GPA for after-school activities

    August 6, 2015 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The school board seems to be on board with the new superintendent's plan to lower the GPA requirement for extracurricular activities for students in East Baton Rouge Parish public schools. A board committee - that's also made up of the entire school board - approved the... more »
  • New EBR superintendent excited for upcoming school year Play Video

    August 5, 2015 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of teachers, faculty and staff gathered in East Baton Rouge Parish to kick off the new school year Wednesday. A before school rally opened with a message from EBR Superintendent Warren Drake to the 6,000 school employees who packed into the Bethany World Prayer Center... more »
  • EBR schools could lower GPA requirements Play Video

    August 4, 2015 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students in East Baton Rouge Parish could have an easier time making the grades to participate in after school activities. Newly appointed Superintendent Warren Drake wants to lower the required grade point average from a 2.0 to a 1.5 to give more kids a chance to participate.... more »
  • EBR schools to receive fruit tree donation Play Video

    July 30, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Schools in East Baton Rouge are getting a healthy bonus. Every school in the district is set to receive a donation of fruit trees. The trees are being donated by a Dr. Thom Dihn, who hopes the trees will influence students to make healthy eating choices. ... more »
  • DOTD worker injured after falling from bridge, into trench

    July 29, 2015 4:00 PM

    BAYWOOD - A state bridge worker was injured in a construction accident Wednesday afternoon. Emergency crews were called to this rural area of East Baton Rouge Parish, about two miles from the East Feliciana Parish line, to rescue a worker who had fallen off a bridge on Greenwell Springs... more »
  • Website offers window into Baton Rouge government spending

    July 23, 2015 8:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish residents now have a way to know where their tax dollars are going. Mayor-President Kip Holden says the parish launched "Open Budget BR" Wednesday, a website that breaks down city-parish spending and allows people to drill down into department, program, construction and service spending... more »
  • Negotiations for Miss USA cash still going on

    July 1, 2015 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish and tourism officials in East Baton Rouge said they're still in talks with Miss USA officials about a six-figure cash incentives payout which is in jeopardy. A spokesperson for the EBR Mayor-President's Office said they have not turned over a $100,000 incentives payout to Miss... more »
  • EBRPSS Superintendent Warren Drake Play Video

    July 1, 2015 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School System has a new leader this morning. Warren Drake worked as a consultant in May, served as acting superintendent in June, and today he officially begins his term as superintendent. Before coming to Baton Rouge, Drake was the superintendent for the... more »
  • Deputies post road warnings during afternoon storm

    June 30, 2015 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies posted high water warnings for a half-dozen streets and roads throughout the parish as heavy rain moved through the capital area Tuesday. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said Greenwell Springs had problems with high water at the intersections of Moniticello, Monterrey, and Central... more »
  • Multiple parishes issuing same-sex licenses now Play Video

    June 29, 2015 11:41 AM

    More than half of the Louisiana parishes began issuing same-sex marriage licenses Monday afternoon, after officials initially advised them to hold off for nearly a month. Jefferson Parish issued the state's first license Monday morning to a couple who work at that parish clerk's office, Celeste Autin and Alesia... more »
  • Drake wants 34 positions eliminated in EBR schools Play Video

    June 17, 2015 7:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Acting Superintendent for East Baton Rouge Schools, Warren Drake, is proposing a $1 million in cuts to the school district. The cuts would in part come from reducing and eliminating a number of administrative jobs, 34 positions in all. Drake would also hire nine new... more »
  • Missing for 12 days, teen still hasn't been spotted

    June 12, 2015 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Days after issuing its first request for help in finding a missing teen, deputies sent a second request out Friday. Hannah Primeaux, 15, has not been seen since June 1st. Deputies first released details of her disappearance on June 9th after her family went eight days... more »
  • Deputies identify victim in Summer Drive Shooting

    June 11, 2015 2:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies have identified the victim in the Summer Drive shooting as 35-year-old D'Andre T. Smith. The shooting happened just after noon. Deputies are still investigating the scene for clues Deputies said Smith was shot and killed in the 5300 block of Summer Drive Thursday.... more »
  • Theft suspect leads deputies on two-parish chase

    June 9, 2015 11:31 PM

    CENTRAL - A suspect in a theft case took East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies on a five-mile chase Tuesday evening. The suspect, whose name has not been released, was wanted for stealing from the Walmart and hit a deputy's cruiser on their way out of the parking lot.... more »
  • Scotlandville residents demand a fix for flood problems Play Video

    June 1, 2015 7:46 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - A distraught neighborhood is demanding a fix to its ongoing flooding problem, and the timing couldn't be better as the 2015 hurricane season is just kicking off. Upset residents documented the scene as the Scotland Villa apartment complex filled up with water when a pumping-system failed in... more »
  • Attempted murder suspect caught in school bus

    May 20, 2015 12:44 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Police said a man suspected of shooting a teen in East Baton Rouge Parish was caught late Tuesday night hiding out in a Lafayette school bus. Police arrested Brian Holliday after they said officers found him and 17-year-old Danielle Anderson hiding in a school bus at Northside... more »
  • Session update: Representative Kenneth Havard Play Video

    May 20, 2015 11:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- There are less than four weeks left in the legislative session and lawmakers are still trying to fill the budget gap. This morning Representative Kenneth Havard stopped by 2une in to give News 2's Kylie Dixon an update on what lawmakers have been discussing so far. "There... more »
  • Mayor to hold conference on Summer Feeding Program Play Video

    May 19, 2015 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Free lunches are getting started for children across East Baton Rouge Parish. The USDA Summer Feeding Program works to make sure kids are staying fed while they're out of school. The Summer Feeding Program has been in Baton Rouge for the past 30 years. In the last... more »

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