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  • 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 »
  • Area utility worker rescued after being shocked, stranded at top of pole

    August 11, 2017 10:29 AM

    ANGOLA – A utility worker was shocked by an electric volt while working at the top of a utility pole Friday morning, authorities released in a Facebook post. The West Feliciana Parish Fire District 1 reported the worker was shocked around 5:45 and was stranded at the top of... more »
  • Dog rescued from house fire Thursday

    August 10, 2017 1:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A dog was saved by firefighters during a late-morning fire Thursday. Firefighters found the dog inside the burning home in the 16000 block of Vermillion Drive in the Woodcrest area of Baton Rouge near the intersection of Florida and the Central Throughway. A WBRZ news... more »
  • Emergency crews dispatched to River Road plant

    August 7, 2017 3:05 PM

    BURNSIDE – Fire crews were dispatched to a reported fire at the old Ormet facility Monday afternoon. Emergency responders confirmed to WBRZ, there was a report of a blaze at the facility but specifics were not available. Fire crews were still headed to the scene and had not reported... more »
  • Man found shot in Greenwell Springs Rd. neighborhood Wednesday morning

    August 2, 2017 1:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting that left a man injured Wednesday morning. Deputies were called to the 6300 block of Cherryl, off Greenwell Springs Road, after 8 a.m. for reports of a man being shot. When deputies arrived, they located a man injured but... more »
  • 13-year-old dead after falling into Livingston waterway Play Video

    August 1, 2017 10:42 PM

    PORT VINCENT - Authorities have identified the body pulled from Gray's Creek Tuesday evening. The Port Vincent Police Department says 13-year-old Jarrett Varnado was swimming in the waterway when he disappeared below the surface and didn't resurface. Multiple agencies were called to the scene where his body was... more »
  • Man dies in crash where motorcycle landed on top of him

    August 1, 2017 10:33 AM

    NEW ROADS – A 66-year-old died in a motorcycle crash Monday evening, State Police revealed the next day. Robert Mayeaux of Morganza died when he ran off the road and hit an embankment. The crash happened on LA 1 north of LA 420 between New Roads and Morganza. ... more »
  • St. George Fire District receives more than $1 million in grant money Play Video

    July 31, 2017 12:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The St. George Fire Protection District will soon add a new location and more firefighters after it was awarded more than $1 million in grant money from FEMA for the second year in a row. "It's a big boost. It allows us to hire these folks,... more »
  • Emergency response to Geismar chemical plant caused nearby road closures

    July 28, 2017 2:21 PM

    GEISMAR – Authorities closed Highway 75 at 73 in Ascension Parish around lunch due to emergency activity at a nearby plant. Authorities said they were about to release information on specific roadblocks in the area but did not provide immediate information. A spokesperson called the situation an "incident" at... more »
  • Crash results in car fire, major gridlock at busy Baton Rouge intersection

    July 27, 2017 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Fire crews and first responders are on the scene of what appears to be a large crash at the corner of Burbank and Siegen. Numerous fire crews were on the scene, authorities said. Two vehicles were involved in the crash and one caught on fire, WBRZ... more »
  • Water was an issue at Thursday morning house fire Play Video

    July 27, 2017 11:42 AM

    PRIDE- Firefighters had to deal with a lack of water while battling a large house fire Thursday morning. Firefighters from Pride were initially called to the blaze in the 30000 block of Greenwell Springs Road. Since there are no fire hydrants in the area, fire trucks had to supply... more »
  • Car crashes into lower Livingston canal Wednesday

    July 26, 2017 6:03 PM

    SPRINGFIELD – A car drove into a canal along the Blood River, prompting a swift and large response from authorities Wednesday afternoon. Sources, though, said luckily everyone was able to escape the vehicle and there were only minor injuries. A child was reportedly in the vehicle when the crash... more »
  • Body trapped under boat recovered from river Play Video

    July 26, 2017 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - First responders were dispatched to a body found, trapped under a boat along the river side of the levee near Brightside Drive Wednesday morning. The Corps of Engineers initially reported the find to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office around 9:20 a.m. while the Corps was working... more »
  • Two people shot, multiple crime scenes after overnight shooting

    July 19, 2017 12:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayhem broke out along Highland Road in Old South Baton Rouge late Tuesday as police worked a shooting on one street and incidents a few blocks away related to the gun violence. Two people were shot in the 1900 block of Kentucky around 11 o'clock. Police... more »
  • Crews respond to reports of 16-year-old shot on N. 30th Street

    July 14, 2017 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Emergency crews responded to the 600 block of N. 30th Street where a 16-year-old was reportedly shot. Sources say the victim is in stable condition. The incident occurred on Friday around 4:30 p.m. No further details have been released at this time.... more »
  • DOTD: Nicholson Drive bridge to reopen in five weeks

    July 14, 2017 1:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The bridge on Nicholson Drive, near Brightside Drive and before Gardere Lane, will reopen in five weeks, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced on July 14. The bridge closed on July 10 for crews to assess damage and to make emergency repairs.... more »
  • Five injured in four shootings during violent night in Baton Rouge Play Video

    July 13, 2017 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies and police were busy overnight, responding to four reports of shootings. At least one other shooting was reported but appears unsubstantiated. At one of the shooting scenes, there was also a report of a stabbing. District Attorney Hillar Moore said the rise in crime has... more »
  • Substance leaking from train not hazardous, officials say

    July 12, 2017 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Multiple fire departments responded to reports a white substance leaking from a freight train that rolled through the region Wednesday. Reports started earlier in the day when callers reported seeing something coming from a train in Livingston Parish. Authorities in Baton Rouge received similar complaints and... more »
  • Toddler latest to die in rash of area drownings

    July 4, 2017 6:22 PM

    PONCHATOULA – A two-year-old child died at a hospital after being found unresponsive in a pool Saturday. First responders were called to where the child was found around 3:30 p.m. July 1. Authorities were able to get the child's heart beating again, though, the child did not survive after... more »
  • Video captures massive house fire; Neighbors start clothing drive after blaze

    July 4, 2017 11:17 AM

    PONCHATOULA – Neighbors spent the 4th of July holiday gathering items for a family who lost everything when their home was burned to a shell of brick. Fire crews worked for hours battling the blaze in the Landing neighborhood, east of the Tangipahoa River about six miles from downtown... more »
  • WATCH: Flooded streets but sunny skies in Grand Isle as Cindy lingers Play Video

    June 21, 2017 10:14 AM

    GRAND ISLE – Sun peeked through the clouds and for a moment Wednesday, the Louisiana coast was almost picture perfect minus some street flooding. Video and pictures shared with WBRZ from a viewer in Grand Isle showed a mix of clouds and rain and sometimes sunshine. Though, water was... more »
  • NEW: Now it's unclear if anyone survived blimp fire today

    June 15, 2017 12:57 PM

    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. — The latest reports from the US Open contradict earlier ones that people may have survived a blimp fire above the golf tournament Thursday. Originally, witnesses reported seeing people parachute out of the blimp as it burned and fell to the ground. Although, it could have... more »
  • Suspect in custody after possible hostage situation in North Baton Rouge Play Video

    June 14, 2017 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One man is in custody after a possible hostage situation that occurred on Wednesday afternoon on Madison Avenue. A team of tactical police officers secured the area due to a threatening situation reported to law enforcement just after 3 p.m. Wednesday. Baton Rouge Police, which... more »
  • At least one taken to hospital after T-bone crash

    June 12, 2017 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – First responders had to rescue people from a morning T-bone crash that flipped a pickup. The driver of a small SUV collided with a pickup as the two vehicles crossed the N. 22 nd / Fuqua intersection. It's not clear who is at fault. The... more »
  • Heavy delays due to wrecks on Airline near I-12 Tuesday

    June 6, 2017 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Airline Highway slowed to a crawl between I-12 and Coursey Tuesday morning due to two wrecks that are likely connected. A crash happened at the intersection of Airline Highway and Dawnadele Avenue, then a second wreck happened at the Airline/I-12 on-ramp. At first, it was reported... more »
  • Fire crews dispatched to nitric acid leak in Baton Rouge

    May 31, 2017 10:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire crews were dispatched to a nitric acid leak from a chemical trucking facility Wednesday morning. Crews were dispatched to 6735 Airline Highway in reference to a hazmat situation around 9 a.m. The address is listed as the address of at least two chemical transportation companies. ... more »
  • Video shows violent Tigerland street fight; 1 injured overnight in melee Play Video

    May 30, 2017 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A handful of people were knocked to the ground with some appearing to be rendered unconscious after a street brawl in the Tigerland area. The fight – which may have involved two dozen or more people – was recorded from various angles and posted on the... more »
  • Recognizing National EMS Week Play Video

    May 26, 2017 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Paramedics working countless hours in the community are recognized for doing what they do best. This week marks National EMS Week. Friday, WBRZ joined an EMS crew in the middle of their shift as it responded to calls around East Baton Rouge Parish. The ride-along included... more »
  • Emergency crews respond to 14-year-old shot in Livingston Parish Friday

    May 26, 2017 4:35 PM

    WALKER - A 14-year-old was shot in the leg Friday afternoon. Authorities responded to the injured teen, reported in the 11000 block of Arnold Road near Duff outside of Walker. Dispatchers were told the shooting was an accident. Sources told WBRZ, the teen was shot above the left... more »
  • Victim struck in head by ricochet bullet at BR firing range

    May 24, 2017 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was hospitalized after being struck in the head by a ricochet bullet at a firing range Wednesday. The incident was reported around 6:30 p.m. at the Precision Firearms firing range. According to authorities, one person was hurt when a bullet ricocheted and struck the... more »
  • Nextdoor partners with FEMA for targeted emergency updates

    May 24, 2017 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Nextdoor, the neighborhood social network, announced a national partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in efforts to give emergency updates to users easily. FEMA will use Nextdoor to help local neighborhoods prepare for, protest against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards, according to... more »
  • One killed in overnight crash on rural highway

    May 21, 2017 9:02 AM

    NORWOOD - A 40-year-old man died in a crash on Hwy. 422 near Norwood in East Feliciana Parish overnight. State Police said the driver, William Loyd, Jr., lost control of his car and crashed into trees along the side of the rural highway. Pictures provided to WBRZ show a... more »
  • Another 18-wheeler crash closed I-10 E into Baton Rouge Friday

    May 19, 2017 4:39 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Eastbound I-10 closed due to an 18-wheeler crash Friday afternoon. The driver of the 18-wheeler hit a pickup truck pulling a crawfish catering trailer. The driver of the 18-wheeler has been cited with careless operation of a motor vehicle. The wreck happened just before Port Allen.... more »
  • 3 rescued after boat wreck on the Amite Friday

    May 19, 2017 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Three people were rescued after a boat capsized on the Amite River Friday. Everyone is okay, authorities said, after a hectic situation just before lunch. A 53-year-old woman, 65-year-old man and 54-year-old man were involved – having to abandon the boat once it took on... more »

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