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  • 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 »
  • Thursday night house fire on Parkview started from fire place Play Video

    December 8, 2016 10:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire crews had to deal with a difficult blaze that engulfed a home in the Broadmoor area Thursday night. Everyone escaped the fire in the 9500 block of North Parkview Drive. Firefighters found flames shooting from the roof when they arrived just after 8:30.According to the... more »
  • Airplane was more nuisance than emergency Tuesday

    December 6, 2016 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A small snafu was more nuisance than emergency at the airport Tuesday afternoon. A corporate jet ran into the grass while taxiing after landing at the airport shortly after lunch. The jet turned too sharply and ran off the runway, an airport spokesperson said. As... more »
  • More charges for suspect in deputy involved shooting

    December 6, 2016 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators have identified the suspect shot during a deputy involved shooting Tuesday afternoon. George Michael Pikes, 23, was charged with distribution of heroin, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, aggravated flight from an officer and two counts of criminal damage to property . More charges could... more »
  • Sugar cane burn tripped power line, may have contributed to Dow leak Friday

    December 5, 2016 3:02 PM

    PLAQUEMINE – Entergy said Monday it is investigating if a trip on an off-campus line in the area of Dow Chemical contributed to a loss of power at the plant Friday which caused a chlorine leak. Entergy released a statement when contacted by WBRZ. Monday, elected officials told WBRZ... more »
  • Dow issues update, says facility is secure Play Video

    December 2, 2016 4:22 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The DOW's facility in Plaquemine is now secure, according to a statement released by DOW Saturday, Dec. 3. The full statement reads: " Dow’s facility in Plaquemine is secure after a power interruption Friday afternoon. Utilities and steam continue to come online at... more »
  • Bluebonnet Blvd. reopens following building fire

    November 29, 2016 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic was blocked on Bluebonnet in front of the Mall of Louisiana due to a building fire on Tuesday morning. Firefighters responded to the Burger King shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday for a fire. Heavy smoke filled the air around the building. Firefighters found the fire... more »
  • Fiery, early morning crash kills driver in EBR

    November 24, 2016 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 33-year-old man died in a fiery crash on La. 30 just outside city limits before sunrise Thursday. State Police said David Breland III, 33, was killed in the crash. State Police said Breland, of Baton Rouge, was northbound on La. 30 when he crossed into... more »
  • Crash prompts I-10 closure Thursday morning

    November 24, 2016 10:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The holiday wasn't immune to traffic troubles; I-10 closed for a portion of the morning after a crash near Ward Creek. People reported on traffic apps there was a wreck on both the eastbound and westbound lanes. The westbound wreck was more severe - causing a... more »
  • Exxon continues operations after fire injures five Tuesday Play Video

    November 22, 2016 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five people were injured in a fire at the Exxon refinery on Scenic Highway Tuesday afternoon. Around 4 p.m., numerous ambulance crews, firefighters and the Baton Rouge Fire Department HAZMAT team were called to the plant. Exxon fire crews were able to put the fire out,... more »
  • 19-year-old arrested after argument leads to deadly stabbing in rural EBR

    November 16, 2016 10:11 AM

    PRIDE - One man has been arrested after a person was killed in an argument aftert a night of drinking. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrived on scene to the 19600 block of Liberty Road around 3:40 a.m. Wednesday morning. Detectives learned that 19-year-old Brennan David Hebert... more »
  • Edwards promotes awareness of 'move over' law for safety

    November 14, 2016 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards, highway officials and law enforcement agencies are promoting Louisiana's "move over" law. The law requires motorists to change lanes, if possible, when approaching emergency or police vehicles on the shoulder of a highway, or to at least slow down. The law is aimed... more »
  • Minor injuries reported in ATV crash at LSU

    November 1, 2016 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – There were only minor injuries reported in vehicle crash outside Tiger Stadium Tuesday, although it appeared at least one person was loaded into an ambulance. Rescuers were called to the intersection just outside the stadium on Nicholson where a pickup truck collided with an ATV. Pictures... more »
  • Boat crash in swamp injures woman Wednesday

    October 26, 2016 2:22 PM

    BUTTE LA ROSE - A woman was injured when a boat crashed in the Atchafalaya Basin Wednesday. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said game wardens responded to the wreck. A single vessel ran into a bank along the Atchafalaya River near Butte La Rose in St. Martin... more »
  • Police: Husband lit wife on fire during argument

    October 25, 2016 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man accused of lighting his wife on fire during an argument. John Emmett Harleaux, 28, was booked into jail Tuesday after a month-long search. Harleaux was booked into jail on domestic abuse battery by burning charges. Booking information showed the charge is classified... more »
  • Cause of massive apartment fire may never be found

    October 25, 2016 3:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local fire investigators said while they are certain there was no human involvement in a massive apartment fire, the cause remains undetermined because of the destruction. The Cobblestone Apartments caught on fire on October 6. Two buildings were destroyed along with as many as five vehicles.... more »
  • RV fire slows traffic on I-10 Tuesday

    October 25, 2016 2:15 PM

    GONZALES - A large camper fire closed lanes of I-10 in Ascension Parish after lunch Tuesday. Twitter user @jonsmith4040 shared a picture of an older-model RV engulfed in flames. The fire seemed to have burned up the entire front part of the camper but smoke was pouring from either... more »
  • Man accused of dialing 911 42 times in two days

    October 21, 2016 3:03 PM

    Baton Rouge – A Baton Rouge man was charged with improper use of 911 after police say he called the emergency number 42 times over a two-day span. According to arrest records, officers were dispatched to 48-year-old Fredrick Wright’s home Thursday after he dialed 911 on a cell phone.... more »
  • VIDEO: Airline Highway reopened after crews wrangle escaped cows following crash Play Video

    October 11, 2016 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A mishap involving a truck and trailer with cows closed Airline Highway south of I-12 Tuesday. Both lanes of Airline Highway southbound were closed at Sherwood Commons. A turn lane on Airline northbound was blocked and traffic was slowing as people driving by looked at the... more »
  • Investigators will interview injured in probe of Warrior Dash collapse Play Video

    October 10, 2016 7:17 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Fire Marshal investigators will meet with an injured girl and her father as the state continues its investigation into the collapse of a piece of an obstacle course. Saturday , sixteen people were hurt when a wooden structure that was part of the course on the... more »
  • Woman tied up, left in bathroom during strong-armed robbery Friday morning Play Video

    October 7, 2016 11:41 AM

    CENTRAL - Sheriff's deputies spent the morning investigating a call for help from a woman who said she was tied up by some strong-armed robbers Friday morning. The victim said there was a knock on the door of her home in the 13000 block of Northeast Lane around 9:30... more »
  • Train, vehicle collision in Satsuma area

    October 5, 2016 4:19 PM

    SATSUMA - Authorities responded to a vehicle-train collision Wednesday afternoon in Livingston Parish. The town of Livingston Fire Department responded to the crash at the crossing on Cane Market Road where Cane Market meets Florida Boulevard. Authorities advised drivers in the area to be cautious as emergency crews work... more »
  • Debris worker rescued after getting stranded on lift equipment

    October 4, 2016 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A worker at a debris site had to be rescued by firefighters after the lift equipment they were on got stuck in the air. Specifics about the worker were not released. The rescue happened at the FEMA site on Old Perkins Road around 4:40 Tuesday afternoon.... more »
  • Grass fire, wreck slow traffic Monday

    October 3, 2016 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grass fire and some vehicle crashes slowed the lunchtime commute through the city Monday. First, I-110 Southbound was closed following a crash just before lunch. Traffic quickly started backing up toward downtown exits. The wreck was outside the view of traffic cameras, but cameras showed... more »
  • Tanker spews liquid nitrogen on La. highway Saturday morning

    October 1, 2016 10:22 AM

    JEANERETTE - Highway 90 closed Saturday morning south of New Iberia and north of Morgan City after a truck carrying liquid nitrogen spewed its load. The spill was in the area of Pepper Road. Both directions of the highway were closed shortly after sunrise. Service roads were also closed,... more »
  • Central Fire investigating blaze at home on Gurney Road

    September 29, 2016 9:39 PM

    CENTRAL - Central Fire Department is investigating a house fire on Gurney Road Thursday. Officials say the blaze started just after 6:00 p.m. When crews first arrived, they say they saw visible flames coming through the roof. It took nearly 45 minutes to bring the fire under control.... more »
  • Man found dead in Baton Rouge building crawl space Friday

    September 23, 2016 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pest control worker was found dead in a crawl space of a shopping center in a busy shopping district of the city Friday afternoon. Sources told WBRZ, the 31-year-old unidentified man went into the space of a building near the corner of Lobdell and Jefferson... more »
  • Governor Edwards announces ER in north BR, Council member slams plans

    September 21, 2016 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards detailed Wednesday on Our Lady of the Lake’s plans to bring a new emergency room to north Baton Rouge. The new emergency room is set to be built at the LSU Health Baton Rouge North Clinic on Airline Highway. OLOL plans to... more »
  • Mayor, officials discuss on-going flood recovery in EBR

    September 12, 2016 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish officials discussed the on-going flood recovery effort Monday with media. The mayor joined top city advisers - from emergency response officers to environmental experts on the city's recovery efforts. Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie thanked the officers of the police... more »

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