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  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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