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  • LSU team on special NASA mission to get video of solar eclipse Play Video

    August 21, 2017 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU students, staff and faculty are launching two high-altitude balloons to capture a never-before-seen look at the solar eclipse Monday. The balloons will live-stream video of the moon's shadow as it crosses the continent. The project is part of a NASA-sponsored program that's part of the... more »
  • Michigan is freaking out over crawfish

    August 3, 2017 11:44 AM

    DETROIT, Michigan – The Motor City is freaking out about crawfish and – if you can believe it – officials are asking people not to eat ones they find in yards! “Invasive red swamp crayfish (they're called crawfish, okay?) have been found in two Michigan locations,” media outlets reported... more »
  • Downtown street to close Friday to cleanup illegal street racing mess Play Video

    July 6, 2017 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – City crews will close part of 3rd Street through downtown Baton Rouge Friday to clean tire marks from the roadway. The cleanup will take about five hours, the city said, in an advisory about the road closure. Third Street will be closed from Florida to Laurel... more »
  • WATCH: WBRZ's Annual 4th of July Fireworks on the Mississippi Play Video

    July 4, 2017 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Tuesday night, fireworks exploded over the Mississippi River as the annual 4th of July tradition continues. WBRZ's Fireworks on the Mississippi sponsored by the USS Kidd and the Baton Rouge clinic was an evening-long event. Festivities started at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The fireworks display went off... more »
  • Watch WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 online tonight

    June 1, 2017 10:34 PM

    CLICK HERE TO WATCH WBRZ.COM LIVE STREAM OF 10 O'CLOCK NEWS BATON ROUGE – Due to the NBA Finals telecast on ABC, WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 will air later than usual. On nights of the NBA Finals, watch the weeknight edition of the 10 o'clock news on... more »
  • Ticket information for LSU baseball regional

    May 29, 2017 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tickets to the NCAA Regional at the Box go on sale to the general public later this week but season ticket holders have until 5 p.m. Monday to secue their seats. LSU revealed ticket information overnight. Season ticket holders should log on to their accounts at... more »
  • Head of local movie studio resigning

    April 4, 2017 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The man who spearheaded a competitive production schedule that filled Baton Rouge with celebrities will leave his post as head of the city's large film studio in the coming months. Patrick Mulhearn posted on Facebook , he is resigning from Celtic Studios at the end of... more »
  • Is pizza joint Papa Murphy's burned to a crisp?

    February 15, 2017 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – It appears Papa Murphy's pizza locations in the region have abruptly closed. The restaurant is a “take-and-bake” eatery – customers order pizzas at the store and take them home to bake and eat. Locations in Zachary and two in Baton Rouge at Towne Center and Old... more »
  • Read this brutally honest obituary

    February 11, 2017 10:39 AM

    HOUSTON – Family of a dead Texas man either were truly happy he died or have a scornful sense of humor. The original obituary for Leslie Ray “Popeye” Charping reads less like an ode to his life and more like a rejoice of his passing. “ With Leslie's... more »
  • Annette Bening to portray Blanco in upcoming Katrina TV series

    February 6, 2017 3:03 PM

    LAFAYETTE – Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco will be portrayed by Annette Bening in an upcoming cable show about Hurricane Katrina. Bening will star in Katrina: American Crime Story, the latest installment in FX's immensely popular series. The show previously portrayed the O.J. Simpson saga. According to reports,... 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 »
  • Picture perfect: ABC now full 16:9; TVs might need to be updated

    September 6, 2016 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - You may have noticed a tighter picture on WBRZ recently. In September, on-screen titles and text- known as graphics - were moved closer to the bottom right. The move expands the images on the screen out of the industry's old standard 4:3 aspect ratio. Years ago,... more »
  • Congratulations, Sylvia!

    May 25, 2016 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ anchor Sylvia Weatherspoon has been named one of the city's most influential women. Wednesday, the Baton Rouge Business Report released its annual list of Influential Women in Business. Weatherspoon, who anchors the 5 o'clock, 6 o'clock and 10 o'clock newscasts for WBRZ Channel 2, was... more »
  • Memorial performance for theater shooting victim, musician at weekend festival

    April 19, 2016 11:31 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Theater shooting victim Jillian Johnson will be memorialized during a special performance at the city's annual music festival this weekend. Johnson was a member of the Figs , an all-female alternative country band. The Figs will perform with a similar band, Ginger Lee, on Sunday at the... more »
  • Annual Wearin' of the Green parade to roll on time Saturday

    March 11, 2016 7:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The annual Wearin' of the Green parade will hit the streets, as scheduled Saturday morning. The parade, celebrating St. Patrick's Day, rolls at 10 a.m. on its traditional route. You can watch the parade live on WBTR TV, part of the Manship television stations group. WBTR... more »
  • Look at CC Lockwood's 'Loch Ness Monster' of the Mississippi

    March 8, 2016 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Popular wildlife photographer CC Lockwood wonders if he is a victim of some trick photography. Recently, on a photography mission down the Mississippi River, a piece of driftwood looked very different once it was photographed. Jokingly, Lockwood shared his find on social media that is making... more »
  • Just about perfect weather for parades Friday night, Saturday

    February 4, 2016 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It'll be a bit nippy, but near perfect for this weekend's parades. The Krewe of Southdowns rolls at 7 p.m. Friday through the neighborhood it is named after. The theme for the Southdowns 2016 parade will be "Under The Big Top". The WBRZ weather team... more »
  • Uber drivers plan Friday night walkout

    February 3, 2016 7:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Uber drivers are planning a picket of the ride-sharing service Friday over a reduction in the percentage of fares given to them by the company. Some drivers will not run between 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. There are parades in Baton Rouge on Friday... more »
  • Les Miles and LSU look to secure #1 recruiting class today

    February 2, 2016 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is set to claim the number one class in the country on National Signing Day Wednesday. Nearly two-dozen high school seniors are set to commit to LSU. Of the freshmen group, three are from the capital region: Donavaughn Campbell of Ponchatoula High School, Caleb Roddy... more »
  • La. TV personality arrested in decades-old sex case

    January 26, 2016 2:30 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Authorities from various parishes will discuss the arrest of a 1970s TV personality Tuesday. Frank Selas – known on TV in northwest Louisiana and parts of Arkansas and Mississippi as "Mr. Wonder" – was taken into custody in California after a decades-long search. Selas was the suspect... more »
  • 3 winning tickets in $1.6B Powerball drawing

    January 13, 2016 11:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lottery officials say tickets sold in California, Tennessee and Florida won Wednesday's world record $1.6 billion Powerball drawing. The top prize for Saturday's drawing will be $40 million. There was one Match 5 ticket purchased in Franklinton and it's worth $1 million. There... more »
  • Lafayette theater sign displays eerie showtimes after lightning strike

    December 17, 2015 3:45 PM

    LAFAYETTE - An eerie mishap is haunting people who are looking for showtimes of movies playing at the Grand 16. The theater was the scene of a mass shooting in July. Two people died and eleven were injured when John Houser opened fire during the premiere of "Train Wreck."... more »
  • Brad and Angelina drop the asking price of their French Quarter mansion

    December 3, 2015 5:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - If you just barely missed the opportunity to buy one of the most expensive homes in Baton Rouge, maybe you'll have better luck on a smaller but just as expensive home a short drive south. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie recently dropped the asking price of... more »
  • Council clears rezoning for Mid City beer garden

    October 21, 2015 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The metro council approved a rezoning request, paving the way for bar developers to build a new establishment in the Mid City area. Wednesday, the council voted unanimously to rezone land at the corner of Government Street and Steele Boulevard. The land is currently empty. ... more »
  • LSU students literally dancing the night away

    February 27, 2015 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of LSU students won't be sleeping until later this weekend, since they are spending the 26.2 hours standing and dancing at the John M. Parker Coliseum. The group is raising money for Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital in an annual event, Dance Marathon.... more »
  • Robertson musical will quack Vegas up

    November 13, 2014 11:40 PM

    WEST MONROE- The Robertson family is venturing into musical theater. The Louisiana stars of cable TV's "Duck Dynasty" are working with a veteran producer from Broadway on "The Duck Commander Family Musical." The show will take to the stage at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as... more »
  • Internet: 19-year-old star of 'Duck Dynasty' engaged

    October 12, 2014 11:38 PM

    WEST MONROE- It appears John Luke Robertson, of 'Duck Dynasty,' is engaged. The Internet was a whirlwind of pictures and comments Sunday when the 19-year-old's fiance posted about the engagement on Instagram. Mary Kate McEacharn is standing next to Robertson, who is holding a sign with an arrow that... more »
  • 'Glee' fans turn to social media to mourn show's star

    July 14, 2013 1:38 AM

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Police said Cory Monteith, the star of the hit show "Glee," was found dead in a hotel room Saturday. Minutes after the news was posted to the internet, fans took to the television program's Facebook page to leave an ever expanding list of sympathy. "I... more »

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