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  • The case: Four shootings in same rural area have left three dead Play Video

    October 9, 2017 6:21 PM

    CLINTON – Authorities are working duplicate cases on a series of shootings that have left three people dead along the East Baton Rouge – East Feliciana parish line. At a news conference Monday, authorities said while departments are working each shooting case independently, the rash of shootings are also... more »
  • Series of vehicle burglaries has Central neighborhood on alert Play Video

    June 4, 2017 11:14 PM

    CENTRAL - Police in Central are investigating a string of car break-ins, all happening in one neighborhood. Residents of the Morgan Springs subdivision have never seen problems like this. Now, they're on high alert, doing what they can to stop the thieves in their tracks. “I came outside... more »
  • 19-year-old arrested after argument leads to deadly stabbing in rural EBR

    November 16, 2016 10:11 AM

    PRIDE - One man has been arrested after a person was killed in an argument aftert a night of drinking. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrived on scene to the 19600 block of Liberty Road around 3:40 a.m. Wednesday morning. Detectives learned that 19-year-old Brennan David Hebert... more »
  • Voters in EBR approve measure to fund Council on Aging Play Video

    November 9, 2016 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish sent a strong message on Election Day in support of the parish's seniors. A property tax was approved that will double the size of the Council on Aging's budget. Director Tasha Amar said it will allow her organization to continue helping... more »
  • Residents struggle to come back months after the flood Play Video

    October 18, 2016 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It has been more than two months since epic flooding destroyed property and changed lives forever. One of the hardest hit areas of East Baton Rouge Parish is off of Joor Road near Prescott. Those who aren't back yet, say they plan to come back despite the hell... more »
  • Mayor-President forum produces few surprises

    October 17, 2016 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five people vying to be the next mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish were dealt a round of questions at the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday, with some - but not striking differences - emerging from the candidates. Common themes such as traffic, crime, and early... more »
  • EBR collects 51,000 cubic yards of debris in first week

    August 26, 2016 1:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Kip Holden announced Friday that crews have collected more than 51,000 cubic yards of flood debris over the last week, and that number will continue to grow. Holden said crews picked up nearly 17,000 cubic yards of debris just Thursday. And the work is... more »
  • Students in East Baton Rouge Parish return to school Play Video

    August 10, 2016 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – More than 41,000 students in East Baton Rouge Parish returned to school on Wednesday morning. Among them were 850 Lee High School students who got their first look at a brand new campus after two years of construction. The new campus took $55 million to build,... more »
  • Series of public meetings to determine direction for Green Light Plan

    July 29, 2016 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President “Kip” Holden has scheduled a slew of 12 public meetings next month to gather public input ahead of the beginning of the next phase of the city’s Green Light Plan. The Green Light Plan program is made up of a range of roadway infrastructure and... more »
  • Where is Mayor Kip Holden? Play Video

    July 11, 2016 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Questions are being raised about why Mayor Kip Holden isn't more visible as the nation is watching what happened in Baton Rouge last Tuesday. Aside from one press conference, Holden has been mostly absent from the public eye involving the shooting death of Alton Sterling which gained... more »
  • Proposed Comite River Diversion Canal gets land boost

    May 10, 2016 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials who are trying to dig the proposed Comite River Diversion Canal have purchased more than 300 acres of wetlands to offset the ecological impact of the construction. The $1.5 million purchase last week is by far the largest land buy so far. While the deal... 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 »
  • Renewed questions emerge over Comite River Diversion Project

    March 14, 2016 5:19 PM

    ZACHARY- After a deluge of rain last week, renewed questions are emerging about the status of the Comite River Diversion Project. The project is supposed to keep tens of thousands of residents dry during high water events in our area. It has been in the works for decades. The... more »
  • Sewer fees to rise for East Baton Rouge Parish customers

    January 4, 2016 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The cost of water consumption is on the rise in East Baton Rouge Parish. The 4 percent increase in residents' sewer bills began on Jan. 1 with the funding going toward financing a federally mandated sewer system overhaul. It's the 13th consecutive year, residents have seen... more »
  • Thousands still without power in EBR Parish, traffic signals out

    December 30, 2015 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wednesday morning is seeing added gridlock after early morning storms moved through the Capital Area, causing traffic lights at some heavily used intersections to be out of service. More than 2,000 customers are currently in the dark in East Baton Rouge Parish, according to Entergy’s outage... more »
  • Leaders call for more court hours after amnesty day event

    December 14, 2015 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge leaders are calling for City Court to expand its hours to nights or weekends following the city's "amnesty day" event. Hundreds of people turned out on Dec. 5 to pay traffic tickets and work with judges to resolve their district and city court warrants... more »
  • Woman accused of credit card fraud wanted by LSU Campus Police

    December 8, 2015 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Campus Police released images of a woman wanted for questioning in connection with several cases of credit card fraud at local stores in East Baton Rouge Parish. Investigators say the woman is accused of access device fraud and forgery at retail locations throughout the Greater... more »
  • Baton Rouge neighborhoods consider paying for extra security

    November 17, 2015 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two neighborhoods in East Baton Rouge Parish will soon decide whether to tax their property owners to pay for additional police protection. Residents in north Baton Rouge's Forest Heights Park and Southern Heights neighborhoods will vote Saturday on the proposed fee that would cost property owners... more »
  • EBR heroin death toll reaches 32 with additional case pending

    November 16, 2015 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Another high-profile death of an LSU student from a heroin overdose has brought the 2015 death toll for the drug to 32 in East Baton Rouge Parish. Earlier this year, EBR Parish Coroner "Beau" Clark warned of the brewing street drug "epidemic." Last week, federal authorities... more »
  • EBRSO: Escaped work-release inmate found in Baton Rouge

    November 8, 2015 3:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies said they have found a Catahoula Parish work release inmate in Baton Rouge. According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, Curtis Hanson, 44, of Jena, La. left his assigned work area Sunday morning at Mike Gerald’s Trailer Depot at 6800 Airline Highway. ... more »
  • EBR Hazardous Material Collection Day to be held Saturday

    October 1, 2015 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents of East Baton Rouge Parish will have the opportunity to drop off hazardous household materials for safe disposal at the upcoming Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Baton Rouge. The mayor's office emphasizes that this Oct. 10 event is only... more »
  • Report: City workers caused $100,000 in thefts and damages in 2014 Play Video

    August 17, 2015 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A financial report released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor revealed that city employees caused more than $100,000 in thefts and damages for the city of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish in 2014. In January, Baton Rouge Police arrested three Department of Public Works... more »
  • Truancy on decline thanks to Family and Youth Service Center Play Video

    August 7, 2015 7:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With nearly 7,000 truant kids among the East Baton Rouge Parish school population last academic year, the problem of absenteeism in the Capital Area is a serious one. Those numbers are already on the decline this school year, and it is partly due to the efforts of... more »
  • Murders up in EBR Parish compared to last two years Play Video

    July 14, 2015 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Murder numbers obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit show murders are up in East Baton Rouge Parish this year compared to the last two years. Since Saturday, there have been eight people shot. Six people have died in four separate shootings. From January 1 until July... more »
  • Incoming superintendent seeks Central Office reorganization

    June 17, 2015 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The incoming East Baton Rouge Parish superintendent is asking the school board to approve a Central Office reorganization that would eliminate a number of positions and save the school system payroll $1 million. Warren Drake, who took over as acting superintendent June 1, announced his proposal on... more »
  • Baton Rouge Library tax on Oct. 24 ballot

    June 11, 2015 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Library System will hold a property tax increase election this fall. The Baton Rouge Metro Council approved holding the election Wednesday night. Residents with $150,000 properties would see their bills rise from $80.85 a year to $83.25 a year, and residents with... more »
  • Entergy customers still without power

    April 28, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Entergy says about 90 percent of its Louisiana customers impacted by Monday morning's bout of severe storms will have power restored by Tuesday night. Nearly all others can expect to have their electricity back on by Wednesday. Entergy spokesperson Will Johnson III says a crew of... more »
  • Bus system chief in line for 19 percent pay raise

    April 17, 2015 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The director of the Capital Area Transit System, Bob Mirabito, is in line for a 19 percent pay raise, which, if approved, would make him one of the highest-paid public officials working in East Baton Rouge Parish. Mirabito, who has been the CEO of transit system for... more »
  • School's charter on the line Play Video

    April 1, 2015 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Supports of a charter school in East Baton Rouge Parish are working to keep the school open amid a proposal to revoke its charter due to failing school performance scores. Career Academy is unlike most traditional schools. Students can earn a certification in things like welding,... more »
  • St. George organizers racing to get signatures Play Video

    April 1, 2015 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Backers of a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish are pushing hard for more signatures while a make-or-break deadline looms closer. The group got word two days ago their petition to ask voters to incorporate the City of St. George is more than 2,600 signatures... more »
  • Woman accused of cyberstalking, defaming judge

    January 15, 2015 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested a woman accused of defaming and cybserstalking a judge who was presiding over a child custody custody case in which she was involved. Investigators said they were contacted by an EBR Family Court Judge on Jan. 8 who... more »
  • EBR residents offered curbside Christmas Tree pick-up

    January 2, 2015 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Most residents in East Baton Rouge Parish can take advantage of EBR's Christmas tree recycling program now that the holiday festivities have come to an end. Individuals looking to get rid of their trees, except in Baker and Zachary, can place their tree on the curb... more »
  • St. George petition count underway Play Video

    December 17, 2014 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Voting officials began counting signatures Wednesday on a petition to incorporate the southern portion of East Baton Rouge Parish into its own city. The petition was submitted by supporters of the movement to create the city of St. George. The proposed boundaries would stretch from the... more »
  • Mother's Day slaying suspect found not guilty

    December 10, 2014 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man accused in the Mother's Day 2013 shooting death of his former girlfriend has been acquitted by an East Baton Rouge Parish jury. Carlos Thomas, of Baton Rouge, was charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Amanda McCullough. In his closing argument Tuesday, Sean Collins... more »
  • Four new crime districts on Dec. 6 ballot Play Video

    December 2, 2014 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four neighborhoods in East Baton Rouge Parish will vote on forming a crime district Saturday. It's a way for people to pay for extra security and if approved all residents in the district would be required to pay the fee. The first crime district was created... more »
  • Above average turnout expected for La. midterm election

    October 27, 2014 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Secretary of State Tom Schedler says he expects about half of Louisiana's 2.9 million registered voters to cast ballots for the Nov. 4 election. That's above turnout in the last midterm congressional election, but still well below the 68 percent of voters who showed up at... more »
  • Polling locations and information for EBR early voters Play Video

    October 24, 2014 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The early voting period for the Nov. 4 election continues through the weekend as some Baton Rouge voters will surely use the open polls to make their voice heard. On Friday and Saturday, early voting locations in the Capital City will be open from 8:30 a.m.... more »
  • Judge grants order to block termination hearing

    August 13, 2014 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge granted an injunction Wednesday filed by East Baton Rouge's former parish attorney to postpone a Metro Council hearing over her job status. Mary Roper filed suit against the Metro Council Tuesday over their attempts to remove her as parish attorney. The feud stems from... more »
  • BREC to host Coaches Challenge Field Day Event

    August 11, 2014 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - High school athletes from East Baton Rouge Parish will have a chance to win prize money for their school as they compete in BREC's Coaches Challenge Field Day Event next Saturday. The event was created by BREC to provide school sports teams with an opportunity to... more »
  • Deputies honored for giving their all

    August 5, 2014 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More than fifty current, retired and deceased members of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office were honored in a special ceremony Tuesday night. Four deputies were remembered posthumously for their service: Dustin Hamilton, Corey Gueho, Dana Scott and Gwendolyn Clayton. Hamilton died in a crash involving... more »
  • Bond more than doubled for Tinder rape suspect

    July 29, 2014 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Bond was increased Tuesday for a man accused of raping a woman he met on a smartphone dating app, jail records show. Jacob Witz is charged with forcible rape and now has a $75,000 bond. After his arrest Saturday, it was set at $35,000. Deputies arrested... more »
  • Man accused of raping woman he met on Tinder

    July 28, 2014 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an East Baton Rouge man accused of raping a woman he met through a social dating app. Deputies charged Jacob Witz, 22, with forcible rape after his arrest Saturday. Investigators said the victim contacted them and told them she met Witz using... more »
  • St. George petition short of Nov. ballot goal

    July 22, 2014 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the St. George movement said they did not get enough signatures to ask voters in November to incorporate the proposed city. Lionel Rainey said they've gathered 17,076 signatures to put the measure up for a vote at last count, short of the 18,000 required... more »
  • Man accused of molesting 11-year-old girl

    July 22, 2014 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 63-year-old man accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl surrendered to an arrest warrant this week. Sheriff's deputies in St. James Parish contacted deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish after they received a report of a sexual battery that happened at a motel in East Baton... more »
  • Search for missing firefighter to continue Friday Play Video

    January 31, 2013 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A day of searching on the Belle River ended without good news for the family of a missing Baton Rouge firefighter. Teams from five different agencies used divers and SONAR-equipped boats in their search for Jacob Lewis, 28, who went into the river last night while... more »

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