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  • 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 »
  • At scene of deadly crash, authorities also find a 4th body unrelated to wreck

    May 19, 2017 11:13 AM

    SORRENTO - In a bizarre chain of events, emergency crews recovered the body of an unidentified person while working a deadly wreck overnight where three people died in a crash on Airline Highway, WBRZ learned Friday. In all, emergency workers recovered the bodies of four people - three from... more »
  • Video shows boat capsize on Tickfaw River Friday Play Video

    May 5, 2017 12:43 PM

    KILLIAN – Water rescue crews from at least one area sheriff's department and the Springfield Fire Department are seen on video responding to a capsized boat in the Tickfaw River Friday morning. The boat capsized near the mouth of the Tickfaw where it meets Lake Maurepas. Video was sent... more »
  • BR firefighter injured in one of two overnight fires

    April 22, 2017 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A firefighter was injured battling one of two overnight fires that were both suspected of being arson. Details of the fires were released early Saturday by the Baton Rouge Fire Department. The firefighter that was injured will be ok. The fire that resulted in the... more »
  • Day-long gridlock continues on westside, I-10 East

    April 20, 2017 2:18 PM

    LOBDELL – Gridlock hit the interstate system early Thursday. Delays were reported on I-10 Eastbound from the Iberville/West Baton Rouge line into downtown Baton Rouge. In some areas, traffic had slowed to a crawl of only 18 mph on the interstate. Delays were caused by earlier incidents, state traffic... more »
  • Incident near Fort Polk prompts apartment complex evacuation

    April 12, 2017 10:04 PM

    NEW LLANO - Local, state and federal law enforcement officers are investigating an incident that has prompted the evacuation of an apartment complex near a Louisiana Army post. The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Wednesday that it is working with Fort Polk officials and the FBI... more »
  • Officials: Overnight release at plant was 'minor,' no off-site impact Play Video

    April 12, 2017 12:07 PM

    GEISMAR – There was a release of a substance from a plant on the Ascension-Iberville Parish line overnight, though authorities said there has been no off-site impact. As of this post, it's not clear what was released or what happened but Ascension Parish emergency officials said the release happened... more »
  • Numerous injuries reported in I-12 wreck Friday

    April 7, 2017 6:07 PM

    LIVINGSTON – As many as twelve people could be hurt in an accident on I-12; some of them children, sources told WBRZ Friday. The wreck happened in a stretch of interstate between Walker and Livingston. There are no state traffic cameras in the area but WBRZ's advanced traffic-tracking technology... more »
  • Alabama governor declares emergency

    April 4, 2017 9:59 PM

    ATLANTA - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has declared a State of Emergency that will last until severe weather expected to hit the state Wednesday subsides. He says the warning goes into effect at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Bentley said in a press release that 50 National Guard soldiers will also be... more »
  • Reports of baby, others trapped in a series of overnight wrecks on I-10

    April 2, 2017 8:41 AM

    WHISKEY BAY – Numerous wrecks closed a stretch of I-10 through Iberville Parish and required emergency care for several people overnight. Dispatchers sent ground ambulances, a medical helicopter and numerous police to wrecks on I-10 West near Whiskey Bay around four Sunday morning. For about two hours, authorities worked... more »
  • Haze appearing from ground prompts evacuation of ball park Wednesday

    March 29, 2017 7:07 PM

    CENTRAL – People were evacuated from a part of Lovett Road Park as a haze started coming from the ground Wednesday evening. Fire crews and a hazmat team were dispatched when people noticed the haze on a ball park. A WBRZ news crew reported people were moved from one... more »
  • Three killed in rural highway crash Friday

    March 24, 2017 11:11 PM

    GREENSBURG - Three people, including a mother and her 3 month old daughter, died in a car crash along a rural stretch of highway in St. Helena Parish Friday night. Shortly after 7:30 PM Friday Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on... more »
  • Mugger killed by victim in BR altercation

    March 24, 2017 10:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A person being robbed shot their attacker, who died at a hospital Friday. Police released details of the shooting after Kylin Spencer died. The attempted robbery happened Thursday night, police said. Spencer, 19, and another person tried to rob someone at gunpoint around 10 p.m.... more »
  • One killed, three hurt in St. Francisville wreck

    March 24, 2017 5:44 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE – State Police said a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 61 left one person dead and others injured. Four vehicles were involved in the crash that happened around 2:30 Friday afternoon. The wreck happened near Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church just north of the Myrtles Plantation. State... more »
  • Four hospitalized after crash that closed I-10 on the westside

    March 15, 2017 6:50 PM

    PORT ALLEN – Four people were hospitalized after a crash that closed eastbound lanes of I-10 outside Port Allen Wednesday. WBRZ's advanced traffic-tracking technology showed significant slowdowns in the area. The traffic was part of region-wide gridlock Wednesday. > CLICK HERE to see live traffic flow The... more »
  • Ghoulish wiring likely cause of fire at The Myrtles Wednesday

    March 9, 2017 3:45 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE – Bad wiring is likely the cause of a fire that destroyed the restaurant on the grounds of the historic and haunted Myrtles Plantation but an exact cause will be hard to ever figure out. State fire investigators took over the investigation after the blaze Wednesday. Investigators... more »
  • Fire at Myrtles Plantation restaurant under control after two hours Play Video

    March 8, 2017 12:11 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE – It took firefighters two hours Wednesday to control a fire at the restaurant associated with The Myrtles Plantation. The St. Francisville Fire Chief tells WBRZ that gaining control of the blaze was a "very labor intensive" process. Businesses in the area reported heavy smoke filling... more »
  • Wildfires prompt Oklahoma emergency declaration

    March 7, 2017 10:53 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency in 22 counties due to wildfires. The order issued Tuesday allows state agencies to make emergency purchases needed to deliver necessary resources to local jurisdictions and is the first step toward possibly seeking federal assistance. Fallin's office... more »
  • Mayor announces $167,478 grant to improve emergency communications Play Video

    March 7, 2017 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Tuesday that Baton Rouge received a $167,478 grant from GHOSEP to enhance emergency communications across the parish. The money will be used to improve communication between emergency centers and municipalities, including Baton Rouge, Baker, Central and Zachary. Broome's office says... more »
  • Jaws of Life rescue equipment used to cut driver from mangled wreck Sunday

    March 5, 2017 10:38 AM

    CENTRAL - The driver and sole occupant of a vehicle had to be cut from the mangled wreckage after their vehicle crashed on Sullivan Road Sunday morning. Firefighters said the driver flipped multiple times at the intersection with Lovett Road around 8 a.m. Rescue tools like the Jaws of... more »
  • Man hit, killed walking on Joor Road overnight

    March 5, 2017 10:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man died late Saturday night after being hit as he walked across Joor Road. State Police said it was unclear why Andrew Mulkey, 51, of Zachary was crossing the highway. Mulkey was hit by a small Jeep SUV as he crossed the highway north... more »
  • Toddler found after reported missing

    March 4, 2017 9:15 AM

    UPDATE: The alert was cancelled Saturday before lunch; the child was found and New Orleans Police are investigating. NEW ORLEANS - State Police issued a missing child alert Saturday morning. Three-year-old Helainia Planinsek went missing Friday. Authorities suspect she is with her babysitter, Erin Streho, 33. Police... more »
  • Series of wrecks near high school in Ascension Thursday Play Video

    March 2, 2017 1:29 PM

    DUTCHTOWN – A series of wrecks injured at least two people in Ascension Parish around lunchtime Thursday. The wrecks were along Highway 73 near Dutchtown High and the parish library. Specific information about what happened has not been released. A WBRZ viewer shared video on his Facebook page... more »
  • Crash involving deputy on motorcycle reported on Airline Highway

    February 17, 2017 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Emergency crews were dispatched to a report of a motorcycle patrolman crashed on Airline Highway near Highland Road around lunchtime Friday. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy on the motorcycle was not hurt. The crash happened at the corner of Airline and Thad Cain Lane.... more »
  • WATCH: Burning semi erupts into fireball on I-10; Traffic issues continue Play Video

    February 16, 2017 6:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic slowed to a crawl around lunchtime Thursday after an 18-wheeler caught fire and the cab exploded on I-10. The incident happened around 11:40 on I-10 east just before the I-110 merge. The truck was on the shoulder at the Nicholson exit when it caught on... more »
  • Evacuation lifted after Paradis pipeline fire; worker remains hospitalized Play Video

    February 9, 2017 8:56 PM

    PARADIS - An evacuation has been lifted in St. Charles Parish following a fire at the Phillips 66 pipeline near the Williams Discovery Plant on Thursday evening. The pipeline has been blocked and the product in the line continues to burn, as water can not be used to extinguish the... more »
  • Jamie Lynn Spears' daughter 'stable but critical' after ATV crash in Tangipahoa

    February 6, 2017 9:06 AM

    KENTWOOD – Jaimie Lynn Spears’ 8-year-old daughter is in ‘stable but critical’ condition after being airlifted from an ATV crash Sunday, according to TMZ. Sources tell TMZ that Spears’ daughter, Maddie, was involved in a hunting expedition in Kentwood when she fell off a Polaris ATV when it flipped... more »
  • Firefighters respond to trash fire near L'Auberge Casino Play Video

    February 3, 2017 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to a fire on River Road right outside of Baton Rouge city limits. The fire occurred at a recycling center on the 12000 block of River Road, close to the L'Auberge Hotel & Casino. Here's another shot of the fire on River... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Teen says he tried to save girl from huge apartment blaze Play Video

    February 1, 2017 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 16-year-old says he tried to save a girl from an apartment fire Tuesday, but was unsuccessful. Jose Alexander Rosa spoke to News 2's Brett Buffington at a vigil for 5-year-old Treasure Garner, who died after the apartment she was inside of caught fire. Rosa only speaks... more »
  • Security video captures moment of deadly Livingston Parish crash Play Video

    January 31, 2017 7:36 PM

    LIVINGSTON – A woman died in a crash that was caught on camera Tuesday. The unidentified driver of a pickup missed a stop sign at the intersection of Walker South Road and Hammick Road, went airborne and crashed into a tree. Video from a nearby business recorded the truck... more »
  • Our Lady of the Lake breaks ground on new emergency room in North Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 31, 2017 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Our Lady of the Lake officials and community leaders broke ground on a new emergency room in North Baton Rouge on Tuesday morning. The emergency room is expected to open in October 2017. The facility will be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week... more »
  • Video shows roaring fire, firefighters battling morning blaze Play Video

    January 28, 2017 10:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Numerous fire departments helped each other work an early morning fire that consumed a home in northeast Baton Rouge Saturday. The District Six Fire Department originally responded to the blaze on Prescott Road around 6:45 a.m.. Firefighters arrived to flames bursting out the roof of the... more »
  • Three injured in blast at 'small' oil facility

    January 20, 2017 3:39 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - Three workers sustained injuries after an explosion at an oil storage tank facility Friday. The blast happened at a group of storage tanks on River Road downriver from White Castle but before Donaldsonville. Sources said the incident was in the 33000 block of La. 405. A... more »
  • Car driven over curb, into building Monday

    January 9, 2017 2:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 68-year-old woman put her foot on the wrong pedal and drove her car into the front of a business Monday around lunch. Emergency crews were dispatched to the 8300 block of Florida just after 1 p.m. where someone drove into the front of Buddy's Home... more »
  • Red Cross calls UK hospital crowding a "humanitarian crisis"

    January 7, 2017 9:00 AM

    LONDON - The British Red Cross says overcrowding in hospital emergency rooms has become a "humanitarian crisis." The charity says it has dispatched volunteers to help patients go home and free up hospital beds. It claims cuts to social-care funding by the Conservative government mean some patients can't be discharged... more »
  • Overturned semi snarls traffic on I-10; lane reopened

    December 20, 2016 10:26 AM

    GRAMERCY – A box truck overturned and blocked traffic for hours between LaPlace and Baton Rouge Tuesday morning. Delays reached about two miles, although drivers were slowing around LaPlace. A picture posted to the State Police Facebook page showed the semi on its side, blocking at least one... more »
  • Home flooded in August struck by lightning and burned Tuesday Play Video

    December 13, 2016 6:18 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A family working to rebuild their life now has another disaster to deal with after their home was struck by lightning and caught on fire Tuesday. Firefighters had to do CPR on one of the family's dogs. The pet survived. Fire crews were dispatched to... more »
  • Police identify two 23-year-olds killed after driver attempts to drive around RxR arms

    December 13, 2016 3:43 PM

    NATALBANY – Louisiana State Police have identified two 23-year-old men as the victims who died in a collision with a train north of Hammond Tuesday. State Police said the crash claimed the lives of Colton Williams, 23, and Justin Lang, 23. Both were residents of Tickfaw. The wreck... more »

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