February 26, 2015 9:45 PM
ZACHARY - One person died and two others were severely injured in a crash Thursday evening.
Police said the driver of a sedan turned in front of on-coming traffic and was hit by a utility truck towing a trailer. The truck hit the car on the passenger side and... more »
February 23, 2015 9:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators are investigating at least two fires at vacant house fires in Baton Rouge Monday night/Tuesday morning.
Crews were called to an abandoned home in Old South Baton Rouge after a massive blaze gutted the structure Monday evening.
The fire was at the intersection... more »
February 20, 2015 8:25 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police closed Juban Road for part of Friday evening after a crash south of I-12.
Video captured by a WBRZ photographer on the scene shows a damaged, large truck and a mangled, smaller sedan. Witnesses said at least one person was taken to the hospital.... more »
February 15, 2015 3:02 PM
ST. LOUIS - A plane carrying the Mississippi State men's basketball team has made an emergency landing in St. Louis after one of the engines failed. The mishap occurred after the Bulldogs defeated the Missouri Tigers 77-74 Saturday in Columbia, Missouri. Mississippi State coach Rick Ray posted on Twitter that... more »
February 11, 2015 7:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - One person escaped a burning home, another was arrested for starting one the third fire to burn homes Wednesday night was blamed on inattentive parents.
The fires ignited near-simultaneously around 7 p.m. Two houses caught on fire on St. Katherine and one burned on N. Marque... more »
February 4, 2015 10:06 PM
LIVINGSTON - The man accused of driving under the influence and slamming into a bus loaded with children remained in the Livingston Parish Jail overnight Wednesday on a $19,208 bond.
Brandon Vince faces twenty charges following the wreck on Tuesday. He was booked after being released from the hospital.... more »
February 4, 2015 9:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - The mayor put some of the blame on Governor Bobby Jindal for the closure of the emergency room at Baton Rouge General Mid City .
The hospital announced this week, it was losing too much money and would close the ER in two months. It was... more »
February 4, 2015 6:00 PM
BATON ROUGE- As the CEO for the Baton Rouge General prepares his staff for the impending closure of the hospital's emergency room, he's answering some questions about how the hospital got into the situation.
Last year the state stepped in with millions of dollars to cover a gap created... more »
February 3, 2015 10:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - Paramedics said longer transport times are likely in the wake of the decision by Baton Rouge General to close its Mid City emergency room .
The hospital said Tuesday, a growing number of uninsured patients seeking treatment from the ER was bleeding the hospital dry. The... more »
January 29, 2015 6:54 PM
MORGANZA- The 911 call center in Pointe Coupee Parish only has one station to take emergency calls following a compute malfunction on its second station.
Any additional calls are currently routed to an administrative line which is answered by someone trained to take emergency calls. The caller will still... more »
January 29, 2015 5:41 PM
ZACHARY - A bridge which has been shut down for nearly two years has got some residents getting impatient.
The parish said they're on schedule with the process of getting a replacement at the Milldale Road bridge that's over Beaver Creek.
Some residents said it's taking too long.... more »
January 27, 2015 9:39 PM
PLAQUEMINE - City police found a missing person overnight after issuing an alert Tuesday for a 64-year-old man who hadn't spoken with his family since last Friday.
Norman Deggs appeared to have vanished, family members reported to police. He was last seen and heard from on January 23rd. Police... more »
January 20, 2015 10:47 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - A man from Gonzales was killed in a crash with an 18-wheeler Tuesday.
State Police said Felix Lipoma, 73, was pulling out of a private drive and onto Highway 61 north of La. 10 when he hit the rear wheels of the tractor trailer. The impact... more »
January 7, 2015 10:18 PM
BATON ROUGE- Firefighters believe children playing with a lighter likely caused an apartment fire Wednesday evening.
Units from the St. George and Baton Rouge city fire departments responded to the blaze off Gardere, on Rush Avenue. The first crews on the scene reported seeing fire and smoke coming from... more »
December 23, 2014 6:39 PM
JACKSON, Miss. - Severe storms have killed at least four people in Mississippi and damaged homes and businesses throughout the state. leading to the governor declaring a state of emergency for two counties. Gov. Phil Bryant's office says thousands were without power Tuesday night around Columbia, which is about 80... more »
December 22, 2014 8:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters believe an electrical malfunction between some Christmas lights and the electrical socket at a home in the Broadmoor area sparked a fire Monday evening.
Emergency crews were dispatched to a house on Carolyn Sue about 5 p.m. They found the family's Christmas Tree in the... more »
December 16, 2014 10:37 PM
BATON ROUGE- A faulty chimney was blamed for an apartment fire late Tuesday night.
Firefighters said flames were coming out of the roof of the building in the 11600 block of Sherwood Valley Court when they arrived on the scene shortly before 8 p.m. The fire was under control... more »
December 15, 2014 2:12 PM
HAMMOND - State Police sprayed foam across I-12 Monday afternoon to clean up a fuel tanker truck which flipped with a full load of gasoline near Hammond, blocking the highway.
Troopers closed I-12 in both directions after the big rig wreck on the eastbound side of the highway. Pictures... more »
December 4, 2014 8:42 PM
HENDERSON - For the second time Thursday, I-10 through the Atchafalaya Basin closed due to a wreck involving semis.
Eastbound lanes closed near the beginning of the bridge in St. Martin Parish shortly after 7 p.m. It remained closed late into the night as crews worked to tow the... more »
December 3, 2014 1:32 PM
GONZALES - A driver died overnight after State Police said they wrecked at an Ascension Parish construction zone, the second wreck to happen there in recent days.
Troopers said Kirk Canova, 42, died after he smashed into a dump truck on Highway 30 west of I-10 near South St.... more »
December 1, 2014 8:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- Detectives with the police department's special unit set up to handle violent crimes are investigating an attempted suicide at a police precinct Monday night.
Authorities said a 52-year-old man entered the Third District office on Coursey Boulevard shortly before 6:30. He had a gun and threatened to... more »
December 1, 2014 3:41 PM
BATON ROUGE- Three people jumped into a neighborhood lake after watching a vehicle get rear-ended and careen into the body of water off Nicholson Drive Monday afternoon.
The St. George Fire Department said there was only one person in the vehicle, the driver, when it was hit and driven... more »
November 20, 2014 9:15 PM
VENICE- A platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday afternoon, killing a worker federal regulatory officials said hours after the explosion.
Fieldwood Energy reported the incident at its Echo Platform around 3 p.m. Fieldwood is an offshore oil and gas operator. The platform was located in an area... more »
November 19, 2014 10:15 PM
BATON ROUGE- A motorcyclist was killed in a high-speed crash Wednesday.
Sheriff's deputies said John McCurley, 34, was thrown from his bike and died on the scene. The crash happened in the 18000 block of North Joor Road.
Crash investigators said McCurley was seen speeding around other vehicles... more »
November 12, 2014 2:28 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Health workers on the front line of the Ebola crisis say the need for urgent help isn't letting up. They are making that pitch as Congress begins considering President Barack Obama's $6.2 billion emergency aid request to fight the disease. Despite reports that the number of infections... more »
October 31, 2014 10:50 PM
WALKER - Ten people were injured in a hayride accident Friday night.
One person was taken to an area hospital via the Acadian Ambulance medical chopper; others were whisked away via traditional ambulance. The wreck happened near the intersection of Cane Market Road and Spring Lake Drive around 9... more »
October 28, 2014 10:23 PM
HAMMOND- Brothers are accused of running a valve theft ring that targeted fire suppression devices on the sides of buildings.
Jason Flattman, 31, and John Flattman, 36, are charged with felony theft related to various brass valves going missing from buildings in Tangipahoa Parish. Since October 4, business have... more »
October 27, 2014 9:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters were expected to remain on the scene of a leaking tanker truck well into Monday night and possibly into Tuesday morning.
Wyandotte Street near Scenic Highway closed around 8 p.m. Monday and will likely be closed into the early hours of Tuesday as a HAZMAT... more »
October 24, 2014 9:20 PM
BAYOU PIGEON- Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man Friday night.
Sheriff Brett Stassi confirmed a deputy fired the deadly shot south of Plaquemine after 5 p.m. but did not release specifics of what happened. Stassi did say no one else was injured in the altercation.
... more »
October 24, 2014 9:15 PM
MAUREPAS - A man riding a motorcycle died in a single-vehicle crash Friday evening.
State Police said James B. Geter, 46, failed to negotiate a curve on La. 22 east of La. 16 shortly after 6 p.m. Geter's motorcycle left the highway as the road curved to the right,... more »
October 22, 2014 10:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- Firefighter said Wednesday, they are vigilant after a warning from the State Fire Marshal about thieves stealing house connections on the side of buildings.
There has been a rash of thefts of the brass connections in Tangipahoa, Jefferson and Terrebonne parishes lately. So many so, the Hammond... more »
October 16, 2014 11:05 PM
BATON ROUGE- One person was treated for a burn in an apartment fire late Thursday night.
Firefighters said there was a large fire in a unit at the Broadmoor Plantation apartment complex. Numerous firefighters and fire trucks were on the scene Thursday night.
The fire broke out shortly... more »
October 16, 2014 10:47 PM
NORWOOD - State Police arrested a tractor driver in connection with an October 1st crash involving two 18-wheelers.
Troopers released details of their investigation and subsequent arrest late Thursday. Edward G. Delee, 52, was booked into the East Feliciana Parish Jail. Delee was charged with hit-and-run driving, negligent injuring... more »
October 14, 2014 10:54 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police said Tuesday, the driver of an SUV that ran off Bluff Road, hit and killed two kids then crashed into the tree line was issued a ticket for careless operation.
David Lanus, 6, and Faria Lanus, 9, were fishing at the bottom of an embankment... more »
October 9, 2014 11:07 PM
HOLDEN- Ferrara Fire Apparatus has been hired to extinguish underground fires at the Harrelson Materials Management landfill in Shreveport.
The Department of Environmental Quality announced the deal Thursday. The DEQ forced the landfill to cease operations after the owner failed to make plans about how to deal with subterranean... more »
October 9, 2014 5:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders say lives are lost because drivers aren't following the law and getting out of the way when they hear sirens.
"Stopping, pulling over, it's the difference between life and death," said Captain Doug Cain with the Louisiana State Police.
It's an ongoing problem... more »
October 7, 2014 10:22 PM
BATON ROUGE- Fire trucks and police cars closed a lane of Greenwell Springs Road Tuesday night as firefighters worked to contain a fire that erupted at a house on the street.
The fire department has not released specifics of the fire, which happened near the corner of Ridgemont Drive... more »
October 1, 2014 9:03 PM
NORWOOD - Highway 67 south of the state line was closed Wednesday evening as State Police worked a crash involving two 18-wheelers.
Authorities said little information was available shortly after the wreck, but did describe the crash as being a "serious injury" collision. The wreck happened about a mile... more »
September 29, 2014 9:44 PM
WAKEFIELD - State Police anticipate Highway 61 in rural West Feliciana will be closed well into Monday night and into early Tuesday morning after a truck carrying soybeans overturned.
Troopers advised southbound lanes of the highway are closed at Brown Road. Brown Road is south of Highway 421/Spillman Road.... more »
September 25, 2014 10:10 PM
MAUREPAS - State Police believe speed was a factor in a crash where a motorcyclist died Thursday evening.
Irvin W. Lachney, 35, died in the single vehicle wreck on LA Hwy 22 east of LA Hwy 16. Lachney appears to have lost control in a curve, drove into a... more »
September 25, 2014 4:22 PM
PLAQUEMINE - The Louisiana National Guard conducted an anti-terrorism exercise Thursday morning.
Several local, state, and federal agencies took part in the exercise along with the National Guard.
Officials say the exercise happened so that they could see how well everyone worked together in the event an emergency... more »
September 24, 2014 3:36 PM
GEISMAR- Employees at the Rubicon facility on Highway 75 in Ascension Parish are being observed for exposure to nitro benzene.
A company spokesperson said there was a release of the solvent when a ruptured disk blew around 1:45 Wednesday afternoon. Six employees were showered on site. Three of the... more »
September 19, 2014 8:57 PM
WASHINGTON - Part of the White House was evacuated Friday evening after someone jumped the fence.
The incident occurred after President Barack Obama and his daughters left for Camp David in Maryland, the Associated Press reported. It was the second time in just more than a week that someone... more »
September 19, 2014 8:24 PM
WATSON - State Police worked a crash involving a pedestrian outside of Live Oak High School Friday evening.
Authorities were dispatched to the scene after reports that someone was hit by a vehicle. Emergency crews were sent to the school shortly before 8 p.m.
The Live Oak High... more »
September 12, 2014 2:12 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in Northern California because of the Napa Valley earthquake, releasing emergency federal funding for the state. The White House announced the move in a statement Thursday night. It comes nine days after Gov. Jerry Brown sent a letter to... more »
September 10, 2014 7:23 PM
WATSON- State Police closed the intersection of Magnolia Beach Road, Magnolia Bridge Road and La. 1019 Wednesday evening after a semi overturned at the end of rush hour.
The highway closed shortly before 6 p.m. and was closed until about 8:30 p.m.
A WBRZ photographer on the scene... more »
September 9, 2014 3:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU launched a new app Tuesday designed to make the task of reporting emergencies or crimes easier for students, staff and faculty of the university.
LSU Shield, available for free on both Android and iOS operating systems, will make reporting emergencies with more timely and accurate... more »
September 5, 2014 8:59 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man, who is blind, lit his apartment on fire attempting to light a cigarette Friday evening.
The fire department was called to the Black Stone Manor Apartments on Brookstown Drive. A bedroom of a ground-floor apartment was on fire, the department reported.
The man told... more »
September 4, 2014 5:03 AM
PORTLAND, OR - The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable, retching and vomiting, when his owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital. It was something he ate! X-rays showed a stomach full of "a large quantity of foreign material." Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr. Ashley Magee... more »
August 25, 2014 3:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters closed a highway and evacuated a business near an underground fire Monday in Baton Rouge.
A fire department spokesperson said they received a report of yellow smoke coming from a fire in a drain on Florida Boulevard. Witnesses told News 2 they saw flames and... more »
August 16, 2014 3:58 PM
FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Saturday and imposed a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago. Nixon said that though many protesters were making themselves heard peacefully, the... more »
August 8, 2014 2:05 AM
LONDON - The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread. On Friday, WHO announced the Ebola outbreak - the largest and longest in history - is worrying enough to merit... more »
August 6, 2014 9:35 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE- A fire on the property of The Myrtles Plantation was extinguished Wednesday night, but not before destroying the plantation gift shop.
St. Francisville Police Chief Scott Ford said what was not burned was ruined by water. Ford said the gift shop was about eight to ten feet... more »
August 5, 2014 10:31 PM
ST AMANT - The fire department here has a tool that could be needed in neighboring Livingston Parish: a fireboat. The boat, recently purchased by the St. Amant Fire Department, assists all sorts of emergencies on the water. Recently, it was dispatched to help battle a fire in a remote... more »
August 5, 2014 3:22 PM
EMPIRE - Doctors and nurses are assisting two men who were severely injured when they became stuck in a piece of equipment used to process fish.
The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office released updated information about the situation that unfolded late Monday night. The workers were identified as Manuel Hernandez,... more »
August 4, 2014 10:35 PM
EMPIRE- Two workers at a fish packaging facility had to be rescued after they became stuck in equipment for hours Monday.
Emergency crews were able to free one worker two-and-a-half hours after he became stuck. As of this post, a second worker was still trapped.
The Plaquemines Parish... 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 »
August 1, 2014 4:42 PM
PLAQUEMINE - A second train wreck has slowed traffic and forced emergency responders into action in our area Friday.
Witnesses told WBRZ News 2, a car and train collided in Iberville Parish near the National Guard complex. The train came to a stop near the crossing on Belleview Drive.... more »
July 31, 2014 8:00 PM
ST. MARTINVILLE- Court staff and prosecutors watched a man attempt to kill himself with a small razor blade after being found guilty of sex crimes Thursday.
Authorities said Robbie Frith, 57, slit his throat and both of his wrists just as the court was about to remand him into... more »
July 30, 2014 10:30 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - Just more than a month since a driver lost control of her SUV and barreled off Bluff Road in Ascension Parish, killing two children , another driver ended up wrecking in the same area Wednesday evening.
The driver of the a pickup veered off Bluff Road and... more »
July 28, 2014 9:09 PM
BATON ROUGE- A 20-year-old woman faces charges after a hit-and-run crash where a child was seriously hurt Monday.
Police said Maigan Scott hit a six-year-old girl on a bicycle on Washington Avenue between Plank and North 26th Street. According to police, after Scott hit the child, she left the... more »
July 25, 2014 9:28 PM
MADISONVILLE - One person died in a sailboat accident at the mouth of the Tchefuncte River in Lake Pontchartrain Friday evening.
A second person was thrown from boat and was rescued, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said.
WWL TV reported the boat flipped over. Deputies said they... more »
July 24, 2014 11:02 PM
PORT ALLEN- A man who survived a near-death camping trip shared pictures of the aftermath with WBRZ News 2.
Krik Sanchez, 47, and his family were in a large camping group near the Canadian border earlier this week when severe storms moved over their site. The storm created what... more »
July 22, 2014 11:05 PM
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Minn. - At least two people from West Baton Rouge were injured when a strong storm moved over their campsite near the Canadian border Tuesday morning.
Kirk Sanchez, 47, and Hayden Toups, 13, were taken to the hospital when a tree fell on their tent. Sanchez... more »
July 22, 2014 6:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - Call centers in Baton Rouge are receiving an overwhelming amount of accidental phone calls and it's affecting their response to real emergencies.
East Baton Rouge Parish averages between 30 and 35 "butt dials" an hour, a number they have seen drastically increase over the last few... more »
July 18, 2014 10:48 PM
BATON ROUGE- Firefighters spent Friday night battling a fire at a strip mall.
The fire appears to have started near the Arzi's Greek and Lebanese store in the Kenilworth Shopping Center shortly after 10 p.m.
Fire investigators said the fire was caused by a fan motor located in... more »
July 18, 2014 4:25 PM
GROSSE TETE- Drivers traveling eastbound had to deal with another mess of traffic due to a wreck in Iberville Parish Friday afternoon.
Traffic cameras showed traffic was stopped almost across the entire 18-mile long bridge over the Atchafalaya Basin for about an hour.
The incident comes a week... more »
July 17, 2014 6:15 PM
IBERVILLE - Construction on Iberville's $20 million emergency department is nearing completion, and hospital representatives say patients should expect to have a local health clinic by Dec. 1.
The parish has been without a hospital since 2008 when River West Medical Center was destroyed by Hurricane Gustav. Patients have... more »
July 16, 2014 9:15 PM
THERIOT- A woman and her child died after driving off a road through the wetlands in Terrebonne Parish.
Ashley Worrell, 31, and Delaney Lirette, 3, were killed when Worrell ran off Highway 315, south of Falgout Canal Road around 5 p.m. Wednesday. The truck they were in became submerged.... more »
July 15, 2014 7:50 PM
BATON ROUGE- A good Samaritan helped two kids escape a burning home Tuesday afternoon.
A 16-year-old and 2-year-old were trapped inside the home as it was burning on Ponderosa Drive. A passerby saw them trying to break out of a front window, stopped and helped them escape, the East... more »
July 8, 2014 7:25 PM
BATON ROUGE- A wreck involving a truck hauling liquid used in pharmaceutical and skin care products will likely take hours to cleanup.
The semi flipped in the ditch on the eastbound lanes of Airline Highway across form Sherwood Commons. The tanker is not leaking, firefighters said.
"There is... more »
July 7, 2014 10:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police identified a biker who died overnight when his motorcycle hit another vehicle and wrecked in Baton Rouge.
A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said Travis Castle, 34, of Baker died in the wreck on North 17th and Choctaw Drive.
Investigators said Castle was heading west... more »
July 3, 2014 11:14 PM
AMITE- Beginning Monday, when people dial 911 for help in St. Helena or Tangipahoa Parishes, they could be answered by a smarter emergency dispatching system.
Tangipahoa 911 Director Dennis Darouse and his team unveiled the system this week, which allows people to provide information about their family and save... more »