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  • Man hospitalized after being rescued from burning apartment

    June 9, 2018 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was rushed to the hospital after being rescued from a burning and smoke-filled apartment overnight. Firefighters were dispatched to an apartment complex on Sharp Lane, just north of Florida, shortly before 4 a.m. Firefighters said the blaze started by unattended cooking items. Firefighters... more »
  • Utility worker dealing with downed line hit by vehicle in Livingston Parish

    May 31, 2018 6:37 PM

    MAUREPAS - A utility worker doing work on Hwy. 22 was hit by a vehicle and rushed to a hospital Thursday afternoon. The crash happened on La. 22 near La. 16 in Livingston Parish as work to repair a downed utility line was going on. Earlier, state highway monitors... more »
  • Power restored in three parishes following electrical facility fire

    April 25, 2018 5:24 PM

    UPDATE: Entergy says power has been fully restored. AMITE – A large fire at an electrical facility knocked out power to thousands of people in Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parish Wednesday. Power outages were reported in the communities of Velma; All of Amite, Roseland, Fluker and most of... more »
  • Large Capital Heights home destroyed by fire; Loss estimated to be $1 million

    April 15, 2018 9:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 6,000-square-foot home was destroyed in an overnight fire, the Baton Rouge Fire Department said Sunday. The home at 1055 Longwood in the Capital Heights area was being renovated. Firefighters said when they arrived on the scene around 12:22 a.m., the fire was visible in the... more »
  • 1 dead in 3-vehicle crash this morning

    March 2, 2018 10:31 AM

    GREENWELL SPRINGS – One person died and at least one other person was hospitalized after a crash on Greenwell Springs Port Hudson Road Friday. The crash happened just after 8 o'clock near LA 409 (Liberty). Authorities said the crash involved three vehicles and the deceased person, a woman,... more »
  • Man killed in freak 4-wheeler crash

    February 25, 2018 9:14 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE – A 44-year-old man died after he was thrown from his 4-wheeler and hit by a car on La. 1 Saturday night. Curtis Southall, Jr., was driving the ATV along the shoulder of the highway when he ran into a garbage can. The impact threw Southall from the... more »
  • Ascension Parish couple's cruise ship nightmare highlighted in report about ship medical care

    February 9, 2018 10:45 AM

    GEISMAR – An Ascension Parish couple's honeymoon turned into a medical nightmare and was highlighted by a television report in New Orleans questioning the healthcare aboard cruise ships. “It’s just unfortunate,” Brant Aymond said of he and his new wife's Thanksgiving trip after their marriage last year. Aymond was... more »
  • Two dead, over 100 hurt in Sunday morning train crash

    February 4, 2018 10:42 AM

    CAYCE, S.C. - The Latest on a deadly Amtrak train crash in South Carolina: 1:45 p.m. So many passengers were injured in a South Carolina that an emergency room doctor says they were brought in on two buses. Palmetto Health emergency room doctor Eric... more »
  • Woman who drowned in Livingston Parish, sister of CNN TV host

    January 31, 2018 6:18 PM

    UPDATE: Officials have confirmed that the woman who died is the sister of CNN anchor Don Lemon of Port Allen. Lemon's family released the following statement Thursday afternoon: DENHAM SPRINGS – A person drowned in a neighborhood pond Wednesday. The person was found off Iberia Drive... more »
  • I-10 W reopened after 18-wheeler dangles from railing in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 26, 2018 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A semi dangled over the side of the interstate at the I-10 overpass near Acadian, bringing traffic to a near halt Friday evening. The cab of the truck appeared to have driven over the railing on I-10 West. After an hours long closure, and brief... more »
  • Man injured after near 60-foot fall from bucket truck Friday morning

    January 26, 2018 12:13 PM

    PRIDE – A parish worker fell out of a bucket truck Friday. The man, who was not identified, was cutting limbs along a roadway in rural East Baton Rouge when he fell between fifty and sixty feet, the Pride Fire Department said. When emergency crews arrived, the man was... more »
  • Firefighters install free smoke detectors in Livingston Parish Play Video

    January 16, 2018 8:43 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - While some people might enjoy a free day off Tuesday from work and school, some know the cold weather brings dangerous and deadly problems. This is the third round of frigid weather this year. Each time, it’s left people dead. Just this weekend, a 79-year-old woman... more »
  • Sunday morning blaze burns through apartment complex

    January 14, 2018 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters quickly contained a blaze at an apartment complex Sunday morning. Crews were dispatched to Park East II at the corner of Sharp and Florida around nine o’clock. A number of units were damaged. A spokesperson for the department said the blaze tore through the... more »
  • One injured in reported ATV, vehicle collision in Old South Baton Rouge

    December 25, 2017 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One person was taken to the hospital in stable condition after a collision between an ATV and a vehicle in Old South Baton Rouge Christmas evening. Authorities responded to the emergency near the corner of Julia Street and South 14 th . The only person injured... more »
  • Massive flames engulf home Christmas night in Baton Rouge Play Video

    December 25, 2017 6:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Flames poured from the roof of a house Christmas night. Fire crews first arrived on the scene just after 5 o'clock to find the home glowing – a raging inferno engulfed the inside. Minutes later, flames were burning through walls and windows. The blaze was... more »
  • Gas station employee attacked during early morning robbery

    December 18, 2017 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A gas station employee was taken to the hospital after being attacked during an early-morning robbery Monday. Authorities told WBRZ, the attacker was able to get away with money from the register. Police are expected to release more information – and possibly images of the suspect... more »
  • State Police: Speed likely caused deadly crash in Livingston Parish

    December 17, 2017 10:34 AM

    WALKER - A 40-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash Saturday. State Police said Bradley Lejeune, of Baton Rouge, died when he lost control of his pickup in a curve on Hwy. 63 south of Hwy. 447 around 8:30 Saturday evening. After running off the road, the truck violently crashed... more »
  • Saturday morning apartment fire caused by heater

    December 16, 2017 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A fire broke out at an apartment complex that was flooded in the August 2016 flood Saturday. The St. George Fire Department said a blaze broke out at the Chateau Wein Apartment complex near the Siegen Lane overpass in the area around Siegen Marketplace. The fire... more »
  • VIDEO: Multiple fire departments respond to massive house fire overnight

    December 16, 2017 8:59 AM

    CENTRAL - A home was destroyed by a massive fire overnight. The Central Fire Department posted pictures and video on Facebook of the blaze. When firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday, they found flames pouring from the roof. The fire had already burned most of... more »
  • Dashcam video shows 100 mph chase down La. 1; Suspect run over by deputy Play Video

    November 28, 2017 11:32 AM

    ADDIS - Authorities say a police chase ended with the suspect being struck by a police unit Tuesday morning. > WATCH: Authorities released dash cam video of the chase; CLICK HERE to watch Sources told WBRZ Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto there was a pursuit down LA 1 and... more »
  • One arrested, one injured after vehicle crashed into home Monday

    November 27, 2017 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One woman was arrested and another injured after a vehicle ran into a house Monday. A small SUV crashed into the home on Enterprise at St. Gerard in the East Brookstown area sometime before 3:00 p.m. According to arrest records, the victim said Keyera Winston... more »
  • Driver injured after ramming concrete barricade on closed bridge

    November 26, 2017 10:41 AM

    CENTRAL - A driver was taken to the hospital after crashing through a concrete barrier blocking a closed bridge overnight. Firefighters had to use equipment similar to the Jaws of Life to cut the driver from the mangled mess after the vehicle slammed into the barricade. Authorities said the... more »
  • Two dead after head-on crash on La. 16

    November 12, 2017 10:07 AM

    PINE GROVE - Two people died in a head-on crash on La. 16 Saturday afternoon. State Police identified the victims as Ronette Spann, 30, of Baton Rouge, and James Dorsey, 47, of Independence. The crash happened about 2-and-a-half miles east of Pine Grove in St Helena Parish Saturday around... more »
  • Carbon dioxide leak on gaming riverboat sickens 1 Friday

    November 10, 2017 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters worked to contain a slow leak of carbon dioxide from an area inside the belly of a casino riverboat along the river Friday. Emergency responders were called to reports of a situation on the casino boat at the Belle of Baton Rouge around lunch Friday.... more »
  • Overnight police chase ends in crash with cop, arrest

    November 4, 2017 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A police car crashed at the end of a police chase overnight. Police said a small car was seen speeding on the interstate near Washington Street around 11 o'clock. When officers attempted to stop the driver, the driver tried to flee by driving faster. Police... more »
  • Smoke fills middle school, students evacuated Friday Play Video

    November 3, 2017 11:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Students were evacuated from Sherwood Middle School Friday morning after smoke filled the building. Firefighters were dispatched around nine o'clock to the school on Goodwood between Sharp and Sherwood Forest. Students were evacuated to the yard. Video and pictures recorded by a WBRZ news crew showed... more »
  • Electrical explosion at LSU injures three, workers taken to hospital Play Video

    November 3, 2017 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An electrical box exploded at the LSU Law school and injured three people Friday morning. One LSU Facilities employee and two subcontractors were injured and taken to the burn unit at Baton Rouge General after the mishap around nine o'clock. Two of the people were released... more »
  • Firefighters deal with afternoon business blaze Monday

    October 30, 2017 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fire tore through the attic of a home care business Monday afternoon. The blaze broke out around 4:30 in the ceiling of a building housing TCP, Inc., in the 8200 block of Tom Drive. Numerous trucks, including one with a large ladder, blocked the street... more »
  • In Puerto Rico, La. soldiers cheer for LSU and help island rebuild Play Video

    October 30, 2017 12:46 PM

    SAN JUAN, Puertro Rico - A Louisiana delegation is checking on state National Guard soldiers and assisting with local government operations in a quick trip to this battered island territory this week. WBRZ is traveling with the group, which includes Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. A team of... more »
  • Two truckers dead in pileup involving 4 big rigs on I-10 Play Video

    October 30, 2017 6:46 AM

    GROSSE TETE – Four semis were involved in a nasty crash on I-10 near the West Baton Rouge/Iberville parish line early Monday morning. The crash left two people dead and closed I-10 between Lafayette and Baton Rouge for hours – until lunchtime. State Police identified the deceased as... more »
  • Early morning fire destroyed BR business

    October 21, 2017 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE – An electrical fire destroyed a convenience store overnight. Firefighters found flames shooting from the roof of the Z Food Mart on N Sherwood Forest north of Florida around 5 o'clock Saturday morning. Fire crews were able to control the fire and extinguish it but not before... more »
  • Large crash scene blocks most of I-10 MS River bridge

    October 19, 2017 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple vehicles are involved in a crash in the middle of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge. As many as six vehicles - two of them 18-wheelers - could be involved, sources told WBRZ. State traffic cameras showed no traffic passing westbound, out of Baton Rouge,... more »
  • Fire reported at Baton Rouge burger joint Monday

    October 16, 2017 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters were called to a reported fire at a burger restaurant Monday afternoon. Smoke was seen around the Backyard Burger inside the Siegen Lane Marketplace development around 4:30. Firefighters were on the scene but have not provided specifics about what happened. The smoke appeared to... more »
  • 5-month-old dies days after I-12 wreck

    October 12, 2017 2:18 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A five-month-old has died days after a crash on I-12, according to the baby's mother. The crash happened Wednesday evening on I-12 in Livingston Parish. Police said three vehicles collided on the eastbound stretch of interstate around mile marker 10. Police said Friday, the crash... more »
  • National Guard positions resources in Baton Rouge, other areas ahead of Nate landfall

    October 6, 2017 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High water vehicles are stationed in Baton Rouge and five other parishes as the state prepares for Nate. CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST FORECAST The Louisiana National Guard has mobilized approximately 650 soldiers. The soldiers are ready to respond to potential flooding and wind damage... more »
  • Police: Motorcyclist killed in North St. crash

    October 6, 2017 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A motorcyclist died in a crash on North Street. Baton Rouge Police identified the motorcyclist as Jerome Kinchen, 31. The crash happened a few blocks from Kinchen's home address, also on North Street. Police said Kinchen collided with another vehicle that turned into his path... more »
  • Sandbags available this weekend

    October 5, 2017 6:22 PM

    CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST FORECAST Ascension Parish 7th District Fire Department on Roddy Road St. Amant Fire Department Station 60 on Stringer Bridge Road Geismar Fire Department at 12171 Highway 73 5th Ward Fire Department on Highway 22 Prairieville Fire Department at 14517... more »
  • Grand Isle asks people to evacuate ahead of Nate

    October 5, 2017 1:00 PM

    GRAND ISLE – The popular camp and fishing community along Louisiana's Gulf Coast has called for a mandatory evacuation. The city said it issued a state of emergency Thursday and asked people to consider leaving ahead of tropical system Nate, which is forecast to enter the Gulf and likely... more »
  • Law firm offering free rides home after LSU vs. Auburn game

    October 5, 2017 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Dudley DeBosier personal injury law firm is offering free rides to locals looking to get home safely after the next LSU home game. The law firm has teamed up with Lyft to offer free rides following the Oct. 14 game against Auburn at Tiger Stadium.... more »
  • Trucker implicated in pileup, death of 5-year-old booked into jail

    September 26, 2017 5:24 PM

    PORT ALLEN – A small child has died days after a five to seven-vehicle pileup on I-10 in West Baton Rouge, according to authorities. The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office says 5-year-old Xander Cruz died Thursday morning, days after the crash on I-10 East just before the Mississippi River... more »
  • St. Amant boudin business catches fire Friday Play Video

    September 22, 2017 6:43 PM

    ST. AMANT – Firefighters were on the scene of a fire at LeBlanc's Cajun Boudin earlier this evening. Numerous fire crews were dispatched on the scene to control the blaze. Heavy smoke could be seen coming from the business. According to the cheif of police, the fire took... more »
  • VIDEO: Car bursts into flames on Airline Highway Friday Play Video

    September 22, 2017 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Video shared with WBRZ Friday afternoon showed a raging car fire on the side of Airline Highway. The blaze slowed traffic during the lunch rush. Click HERE to monitor conditions. The fire was in a southbound lane just after Jefferson. Traffic was stopped to nearly... more »
  • Child hit, injured at Baton Rouge bus stop Thursday morning Play Video

    September 21, 2017 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE – An elementary student was hit by a car while trying to get on a school bus Thursday morning. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said the 11-year-old was crossing the street to board the bus when he was struck by a vehicle. The child suffered minor... more »
  • Two taken to hospital after car hits kids getting off school bus Play Video

    August 17, 2017 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two kids were taken to the hospital after being hit by a car while exiting a school bus Thursday evening. The kids were hit at the corner of Alvin Dark and Jay Hebert Drive. Police said the driver of the car stopped at the scene. ... more »
  • Child rushed to hospital after being hit by vehicle at car dealership

    August 17, 2017 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – First responders were dispatched to a child being hit in the parking lot of a car dealership Thursday. The 911 call was made around 1:15 to 10968 Airline, near the intersection of Airline and Jefferson Highway. Dispatchers reported a 2-year-old girl had been hit by a... more »
  • Plane goes nose-down in Ascension field; Everyone walks away

    August 17, 2017 10:45 AM

    GONZALES – Two people were on a plane that went down in a hayfield in Ascension Parish Thursday, but none sustained serious enough injuries to be taken to the hospital. The plane went down in a field near Pelican Point Country Club around 9:30. The plane, built in... more »
  • One patient airlifted with injuries from electric shock

    August 15, 2017 12:01 PM

    WALKER – One man was hurt in a mishap involving electricity Tuesday morning near Walker. According to Entergy, the 32-year-old victim was airlifted to a nearby hospital. First responders were dispatched to the Burgess Road/Arnold Road area around 10:30 a.m. Witnesses say a power line may have... more »
  • Rig worker critically injured after falling from drilling operation

    August 11, 2017 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – First responders were dispatched to a fall of a drilling worker at an operation in a field off Nicholson Friday. Preliminary information available reports the worker was working on a drilling rig of some sort and fell about 30 feet then became trapped in an area... more »
  • Shooting victim sought help at urgent care facility Friday

    August 11, 2017 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are investigating a Friday morning shooting where the victim sought help at an urgent care facility. Paramedics took the person from LSU's North Baton Rouge walk-in clinic on Airline Highway around 10 o'clock. The person originally arrived at the location in a private car, authorities... more »

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