March 3, 2015 10:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested the wife of a man killed Tuesday when detectives said he broke into an East Baton Rouge Parish home.
EBRSO spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said Jermoid Wheeler, 31, died in the shooting on Summer Breeze Drive. Investigators later arrested his wife, 36-year-old Deneatrice... more »
February 28, 2015 6:48 PM
GONZALES - Ascension, Livingston and East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies joined forces to take a dive into some chilly waters Saturday morning at the 7th Annual Polar Plunge.
The teams jumped into the freezing waters at Cabela's in Gonzales all to raise money for athletes in the Louisiana Special... more »
February 25, 2015 6:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Public Defenders Office could be out of money by the end of June and may be forced to layoff attorneys. The results would be a delay in trials for defendants and a release of prisoners awaiting their day in court.
Louisiana provides... more »
February 11, 2015 9:12 PM
BATON ROUGE-The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board could name a replacement superintendent as early as April 2nd.
The board met Wednesday and formed the groundwork for a search, which the board will spearhead. The school board does not plan to hire a firm to help find candidates.
... more »
February 7, 2015 1:08 PM
BATON ROUGE- Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds voters that early voting for special legislative elections begin Saturday. Four parishes including East Baton Rouge, Iberia, Rapides and Vermilion have elections to fill vacant legislative seats, while Evangeline Parish is hosting a mayoral race in the Village of Turkey Creek. The... more »
February 5, 2015 8:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of students, parents and teachers gathered last night to celebrate the best of the best in education: the East Baton Rouge Parish Students of the Year. Dozens of students from just about every school in the system were honored for their academic achievement, leadership and community... more »
February 4, 2015 7:57 AM
BATON ROUGE - The best and brightest from East Baton Rouge Schools will be honored today.
Dozens of students from Baton Rouge elementary, middle and high schools will be recognized for their academic achievements, before the three "Students of the Year" are named.
News 2's John Pastorek will... more »
January 30, 2015 5:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - In honor of National Children's Dental Health Month, East Baton Rouge Parish Schools partnered with dentists and organizations to bring free dental care to kids.
It's called the "Give Kids a Smile" program, and sponsors include Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, the Greater Baton... more »
January 16, 2015 5:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - Representatives from the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, Trudy Bihm and Corey Williams, joined News 2 this Friday to talk about Black Light Cosmic Bingo.
Bihm and Williams said the event is a fun and exciting event this Saturday where everything will glow in the... more »
January 14, 2015 6:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members voted Wednesday night not to bring East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden's proposal for a 1/4 cent sales tax increase to a public vote. The tax bump would have funded public safety and capital improvement projects.
council members in favor of the plan... more »
January 14, 2015 5:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos of a man who robbed an East Baton Rouge Parish bank Wednesday afternoon.
Detectives said the man went into the Regions Bank at 2121 O'neal Lane at 3:40 p.m. and handed the teller a note demanding money.
After the teller gave... more »
January 13, 2015 10:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- A task force set up to monitor the slow-moving Comite River Diversion Project met for the final time Tuesday.
The group, set up by an act of the legislature last year, has been discussing ways to get the program to move faster. The canal project is years... more »
January 8, 2015 5:34 PM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish officials said Blight Court numbers are in for 2014 and the effort to eliminate eyesores was a success.
The system set up by the parish went into effect last September as the court ramped up an an effort to clean the city... more »
January 8, 2015 11:55 AM
BATON ROUGE - Transportation officials said they have one million pounds of salt ready to go in case highways around the Baton Rouge area start to ice over Thursday night.
The Department of Transportation and Development loaded trucks with sand Thursday and performed full maintenance checks on the equipment... more »
January 5, 2015 12:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an East Baton Rouge man on aggravated rape charges after they said he admitted to sexual conduct with a 10-year-old he was babysitting.
Deputies charged 27-year-old Jerry Wayne Veal with aggravated rape after his arrest Sunday.
Investigators said the 10-year-old victim had... more »
December 18, 2014 5:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - A member of the East Baton Rouge Parish school board pulled her request Thursday to extend the contract of the district's departing superintendent.
Mary Lynch said at Thursday night's board meeting she wanted to withdraw her item at the request of Superintendent Bernard Taylor, whose contract... more »
December 18, 2014 2:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - A house in a quiet neighborhood of mostly college students was a cover for a drug trafficking operation, police said in court documents relating to the arrest of Sittipong Jitarun, 31.
Jitarun was arrested Thursday at his house in Nicholson Lakes after a search turned up... more »
December 16, 2014 12:12 AM
BATON ROUGE - Outgoing school board member Mary Lynch requested an item be added to an upcoming school board agenda which would allow the board to extend Superintendent Bernard Taylor's contract for another year.
Lynch sent an email to board president David Tatman and vice president Tarvald Smith shortly... more »
December 9, 2014 11:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- Deputies arrested a third person related to a shooting last week .
Tuesday, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office announced it arrested Trevon Sandolph. Sandolph is charged with murder and illegal use of a weapon in the death of Ivan Molina.
Byron Maxson and Troy... more »
December 8, 2014 4:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - A campaign spokesperson for Mayor-President Kip Holden said he will officially announce his candidacy for lieutenant governor later this week.
The spokesperson released a schedule for a campaign announcement this Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Drusilla Place ballroom.
Holden confirmed his plans to run in... more »
December 6, 2014 2:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies say two men are in custody after a man was killed Thursday night.
Byron Maxson, 26, was arrested Friday evening. Troy Carter Jr., 26, was captured Saturday morning and is being treated for a gunshot wound at a hospital in Hammond.... more »
December 3, 2014 10:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - A grand jury indicted a mother and daughter Wednesday for manslaughter after their elderly family member died of neglect inside their home.
"I have viewed photographs of the autopsy and it's some of the more horrendous ones I've seen in my 40-year career," East Baton Rouge... more »
December 2, 2014 2:41 PM
BATON ROUGE- Twenty kids got a chance at having a happier holiday season Tuesday morning.
Tuesday, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies took the kids shopping during its annual Shop with a Cop event at Target. The children, nominated by school guidance counselors based on need, got $100 to... more »
November 25, 2014 10:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - City leaders voted nine to two in favor of settling a nearly half a million dollar wrongful death lawsuit out of court Tuesday.
"It was senseless. It was reckless," Metro Council member C. Denise Marcelle said.
In March 2011, Baton Rouge Police Officer Christopher Magee... more »
November 20, 2014 10:52 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Redevelopment Authority of East Baton Rouge voted to accept the resignation of their former director and select his interim replacement.
Walter Monsour announced his resignation on Nov. 3. He said it was necessary for the overall health of the organization, which is in dire financial... more »
November 18, 2014 9:41 PM
BATON ROUGE- A cooperative effort among authorities in East Baton Rouge Parish netted nearly a dozen arrests, a large amount of synthetic drugs, prescriptions and marijuana along with cash.
The Baton Rouge Police Department, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police, DEA, Baker Police Department and Delta Drug... more »
November 10, 2014 8:09 AM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council members have been flipping through the mayor's proposed budget that they will vote on next month. But some say the key missing element is an across-the-board pay raise for city workers. Mayor-President Kip Holden officially unveiled his proposed 2015 budget last... more »
November 4, 2014 10:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - In East Baton Rouge, two school board incumbents forced to run against one another after the board was cut back will head into a runoff.
Republican "Jerry" Arbour and Democrat Evelyn Ware-Jackson received the most votes Tuesday night, but neither broke the 50 percent barrier needed... more »
October 31, 2014 6:41 PM
BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Council on Aging is opening up a bingo hall to support local non-profit organizations devoted to helping the elderly.
Many seniors play bingo at the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging but next week there will be a new and bigger facility, and the... more »
October 29, 2014 11:07 AM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday that the EBRSO K-9 Team took championship honors at the 2014 United States Police Canine Association National Trial.
Captain James Broussard and Lt. Steven Whitstine along with K-9 units Indo and Tigo attended 2014 USPCA trials held... more »
October 23, 2014 11:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy rescued a person from Ward Creek Thursday.
The department posted on its Facebook page that some construction workers watched a person drive into the creek from South Mall Drive. The driver was unresponsive and the vehicle was sinking.
... more »
October 22, 2014 7:56 AM
BATON ROUGE - You can enjoy some good food and music for a great cause at Taste of Baton Rouge.
It's a fundraiser for the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging. The agency delivers 125,000 meals through their "Meals on Wheels" Program and over 85,000 hot meals daily to... more »
October 16, 2014 11:02 PM
BATON ROUGE- Four deputies from three different departments were honored by the East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff Thursday.
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy John Buie and Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Sergeant Carl Childers were given the Medal of Valor award. Two deputies from the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's... more »
October 12, 2014 11:15 PM
BATON ROUGE- Sunday night, people kept eyes on the dark woods behind their homes on Riverside Park Drive since a convict is likely lurking in the shadows.
Dennis Shampine's run from the law has lasted through the weekend and approaches the one week mark since he bolted from police... more »
October 10, 2014 11:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- A convicted felon continued his run from the law late Friday as a slew of authorities trailed him again overnight.
Dennis Shampine has been eluding authorities since Tuesday when the first manhunt to find him, this one in Walker, put schools on lockdown after lunch. He was... more »
October 10, 2014 9:54 AM
BATON ROUGE - State police say the manhunt for a sex offender now wanted for robberies in Livingston Parish was called off around 11 p.m. Thursday.
Dennis Shampine remains at large.
Shampine was spotted Thursday morning walking near the Amite river bridge by a state trooper, prompting an... more »
September 29, 2014 10:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man who is accused of trying to get away with stealing someone's cash slip from an area casino.
Jamey Lobell was booked into jail earlier in September. He is charged with felony theft and misdemeanors of disturbing the peace by intoxication and resisting... more »
September 29, 2014 9:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - A tense meeting unfolded at the State Capitol Monday as lawmakers argued over the stalled-out Comite River Diversion Project.
The meeting got heated as the group met with project leaders about the lack of progress recently. If the project is ever finished, it should ease flooding... more »
September 29, 2014 6:12 AM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Redevelopment Authority, a public agency responsible for reviving blighted areas in Baton Rouge, is running out of money. The organization, formed in 2007, is responsible for kicking off two high-profile projects in Ardendale - formerly called Smiley Heights - and the redevelopment... more »
September 24, 2014 10:32 AM
BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President "Kip" Holden and representatives from Baton Rouge area hospitals held a press conference Wednesday morning in an effort to encourage East Baton Rouge residents to "fight the flu".
Speakers from Our Lady of the Lake, Baton Rouge General, Woman's Hospital and Ochsner Baton Rouge were... more »
September 24, 2014 6:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish school system is recruiting students who have dropped out or who are in danger of dropping out to take Internet-based coursework as an alternative route to a diploma. The push, which includes letters and phone calls to their homes as well as... more »
September 19, 2014 5:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - State health officials reports one new West Nile virus death out of 11 news cases in the state. Officials say the new cases bring this year's total to 103 cases.
According to the report the death in DHH Region 3 which encompasses St. Mary, St. James,... more »
September 18, 2014 4:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - A prison guard lost his job after after an inmate escaped near the 19th Judicial District Courthouse downtown.
Wednesday, Clayton Holland got away from Pine Prairie corrections officers when he was being transported to East Baton Rouge.
Holland escaped using a handcuff key he got... more »
September 10, 2014 3:58 PM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council voted to remove Mary Roper as their parish attorney after a contentious hearing Wednesday afternoon.
The vote was 8-3 to fire Roper. Council memebers Tara Wicker, Ronnie Edwards and Chauna Banks-Daniel voted against removing Roper. Joel Boe was absent.
... more »
September 5, 2014 10:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - State health officials report two new West Nile virus deaths in the Capital Area Region and in Northwest Louisiana. Officials also reported nineteen new cases, bringing this year's total to 80 cases.
The Department of Health and Hospitals' weekly report shows six new neuroinvasive disease cases... more »
August 29, 2014 5:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - State health officials added another 9 confirmed cases of West Nile virus this week, including five new cases of the neuroinvasive disease type all reported in East Baton Rouge.
The new numbers bring the total number of Louisiana cases this year to 61 with the other... more »
August 27, 2014 9:17 AM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge is searching for Head Start teachers, aides, social workers and others who want to make a difference in the lives of children.
They could fill as many as twenty positions Friday at a special job fair. City-Parish Division of Human Development and Services... more »
August 22, 2014 3:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a woman after they said she badly scalded a child in her care.
Investigators charges Ebony Allen, 28, with cruelty to juveniles after her arrest Thursday.
Police said Allen was caring for the child and called 911 to report they'd been burned or... more »
August 22, 2014 11:09 AM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Head Start Program and EmployBR will host a job fair to fill immediate openings for a number of positions the program urgently needs.
The job fair will be held on Friday, Aug. 29 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the EmployBR... more »
August 22, 2014 9:16 AM
BATON ROUGE - You can help East Baton Rouge Parish empty guns from the street while filling up your gas tank.
At "Gas for Guns", you can exchange your firearms for gas credits with no questions asked. It's part of the BRAVE Program's efforts to make the city safer.... more »
August 20, 2014 4:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- The sheriff's office released an image of a car described as a "vehicle of interest" in the drive-by murder of a seven-year-old boy.
Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said at a Wednesday evening news conference, the car is a light-colored, four-door sedan. He released a grainy picture of the... more »
August 19, 2014 3:23 AM
BATON ROUGE - A group of East Baton Rouge Parish residents is back in court, hoping to block a new nine-member redistricting plan that shrank the size of the parish School Board by two seats. The residents filed court papers late Monday seeking an immediate review of a lower court... more »
August 15, 2014 3:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Health officials confirmed 13 new case of West Nile in the state Friday.
The Department of Health and Hospitals reported multiple cases in East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Caddo, Calcasieu and Livingston. Officials say the 13 new cases were reported in the state's latest surveillance report, bringing... more »
August 15, 2014 3:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos of several people investigators said were involved in a trio of tire thefts at a truck rental business in East Baton Rouge.
Deputies said the first theft happened in May, and the last two happened in August. They're not sure if the... more »
August 1, 2014 4:54 PM
CENTRAL- Sheriff's deputies spent the evening working a crash that closed Denham Road and sent several people to the hospital, sources said.
The wreck happened at El Ranchito and involved as many as three vehicles, according to people at the scene. Children were among the injured.
There was... more »
July 31, 2014 6:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - People in one Baton Rouge neighborhood finally get help after living with what they call an "eyesore".
The city's public works went to empty lots on Dan Drive in East Baton Rouge Parish Thursday to chop, hack and rip away years worth of unhealthy growth and... more »
July 28, 2014 8:37 AM
BATON ROUGE - Together Baton Rouge will hold a public meeting Monday night to discuss the "grocery gap" in East Baton Rouge Parish.
The EBR Food Access Policy Commission was started by Together BR and the Mayor's Health City Initiative to address the lack of grocery stores in some... more »
July 25, 2014 8:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and seven others will be inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame today.
"I am humbled by the honor of being recognized by my colleagues and the community," Sheriff Gautreaux says. "I entered a career in law enforcement... more »
July 24, 2014 10:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members refused to leave Thursday's meeting before making a decision on whether or not to eliminate the number of seats on the board.
About six hours after the meeting began, the board voted to eliminate two seats and move forward with... more »
July 24, 2014 6:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - The executive committee for the East Baton Rouge Parish Democratic Party has come out against proposals up for debate to reduce the size of the parish School Board. The Democratic Party's opposition to the school board redistricting follows on the heels of opposition by the local Republican... more »
July 22, 2014 10:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- A vice principal was placed on paid suspension after being booked into jail on charges of computer aided solicitation of a minor Tuesday.
Edwin Chastang, one of the top educators at Southeast Middle School, admitted to police that he exchanged nude photographs with a 15-year-old student. The... more »
July 22, 2014 6:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish's chapter of the Republican Party has come out against a proposal to reduce the number of members serving on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board from 11 to a smaller number. The local GOP's executive committee voted 13-1 to urge the school... more »
July 21, 2014 9:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- Deputies are still investigating the robbery of a bank on O'Neal recently .
There is a search warrant related to the case involving a woman named Terri Larrieu. Larrieu's DNA was found on the note used in the heist, court documents revealed Monday.
The bank robbery... more »
July 18, 2014 8:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - A parish-wide fix for drainage issues is still years away, although half of the sewer projects are complete.
The sewer rehabilitation project in East Baton Rouge is a part of the parish's master plan and comes with $1.2 billion price tag. According to the Department of... more »
July 17, 2014 11:21 PM
BATON ROUGE- The NAACP protested with signs outside Thursday's East Baton Rouge Parish School Board meeting.
The group believes talks about redistricting the board and possibly reducing the number of seats will lead to segregation and discrimination among the board. Plans are being considered to move from eleven members... more »
July 17, 2014 7:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - We raised $67,000 worth of school supplies yesterday for students in Ascension and Baton Rouge Parishes during our annual Stuff the Bus drive.
Now it's time for the hard part: unpacking all those buses.
Volunteers will Unstuff the Bus today. 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan visited... more »
July 16, 2014 6:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - Volunteers helped WBRZ stuff school buses with more than $67,000 in donated school supplies Wednesday.
The buses in Baton Rouge and Gonzales were filled to nearly overflowing with paper, crayons, pencils, and more to help kids in need this coming school year.
Schools supplies were... more »
July 10, 2014 11:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they've looking for a man in a red wig who tried to rob a pharmacy in East Baton Rouge Thursday morning.
Witnesses told deputies that the wig-wearing man went into the CVS on George O'Neil Road around 9 a.m. and gave a note... more »
July 7, 2014 12:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a bank on O'Neal Lane was robbed around noon Monday in East Baton Rouge Parish.
A sheriff's department spokesperson said a man went into the Chase Bank on O'Neal and passed the teller a note, which demanded money and claimed he had a... more »