February 9, 2015 9:03 PM
SAN ANTONIO - Lawyers for Tom Benson will appeal a Texas court's decision to appoint a former mayor and attorney to oversee a trust holding his Texas assets.
Former mayor Phil Hardberger and estate planning lawyer Art Bayern have been appointed as co-receivers of the trust. The appointments come... more »
January 31, 2015 6:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Hundreds crowded St. Aloysius Church to say one last goodbye to a legend.
Family, longtime friends and many from the community gathered together.
Father Than Vu closed his eyes for the last time on Wednesday when he died of cancer. He was 56.
Members... more »
January 31, 2015 2:05 PM
MARKSVILLE - Four people have died following a mobile home fire in Avoyelles Parish. The state Fire Marshal's office says that four people died in the fire late Thursday including 32-year-old Stanley Charrier; his mother, 62-year-old Catherine Charrier; his 9-year-old son Carlin Charrier and his 12-year-old stepdaughter Emily Graham Monique... more »
January 22, 2015 2:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The battle for control over News Orleans' Saints and Pelicans ramped up Thursday as family members connected with Rita Benson LeBlanc filed a lawsuit that says owner Tom Benson is incompetent to run the franchises and is being manipulated by his wife and her allies to take... more »
December 29, 2014 10:56 AM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a family of four made it safely out of an apartment which caught fire early Monday morning in Baton Rouge.
Mark Miles with BRFD said the unit at Crillion Apartments on North Foster Drive caught fire around 6:45 a.m. Investigators said it started in... more »
December 25, 2014 9:37 PM
HOUMA - A state trooper was shocked by a little girl, who handed him a Christmas card at a store.
The girl handed him a card, then left. When the trooper opened it, it read "the gift of love, the gift of peace, and the gift of joy; May... more »
December 15, 2014 7:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - Pennington Biomedical Research Center is helping make the community healthier, one family at a time.
They're working on a new study aimed at making the whole family healthier. Mandy Crowley joined us on 2une In this morning to tell you how you can get involved.
... more »
December 11, 2014 6:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Boxer Emanuel Augustus is on the road to recovery at a New Orleans hospital.
After being shot in the back of the neck two months ago, the boxer went into a coma. Just recently, Augustus awakened and is up and talking.
Augustus was walking one... more »
December 11, 2014 3:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is warning the public of a potential scam that has been reported in the Lafayette area involving phony offers for discount store rebate cards. The con artists aim to trick people into providing credit card information. A news release... more »
December 8, 2014 11:15 PM
ZACHARY- Four siblings got the surprise of their lives at an assembly at Rollins Place Elementary Monday afternoon.
The school's principal and their mother orchestrated the homecoming of their father, a soldier, from Afghanistan. Daniel Von Kanel had been overseas for eight months.
His four kids, two girls... more »
December 7, 2014 6:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - Cries for justice on the steps of the Capitol were loud and clear.
Dozens of people rallied together in a united cause to bring about change and awareness.
The group that organized the rally is Baton Rouge Organizing.
The "I Can't Breathe" event was... more »
November 21, 2014 10:36 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Michael and Trudi Hardman had always talked about taking their six children to Disney World, and just a week before Thanksgiving, it seemed their "dream trip" was to be a reality. But just a little more than three hours after they took to the road Wednesday night,... more »
November 11, 2014 6:31 PM
GREENWELL SPRINGS - On Veterans Day we celebrate the men and women who put their life on the line for ours, but it's still a bittersweet sentiment for some.
Charles Mock, who fought in Vietnam, is filled with pride when remembering more than four generations of his family who... more »
November 9, 2014 8:04 PM
LABADIEVILLE- The family of a fetus jammed in a cooler for the past six years is demanding answers over why it is still in a freezer tonight.
The WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered a fetus is being stored in a freezer at the Labadieville substation in Assumption Parish. Our report... more »
November 2, 2014 9:35 PM
ST. GEORGE - A family of six is without their home tonight because of a major house fire that happened early Saturday evening.
The fire happened in the University Club Plantation subdivision around 7:30 p.m.
The family managed to escape the burning home without any injuries.
But... more »
October 29, 2014 6:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - A woman who tried to help the victim in a deadly shooting overnight in Baton Rouge said she couldn't sleep after seeing the teen suffer.
"For him to just be spitting up blood like that, it just scared me," said Renee Allen, who asked WBRZ not... more »
October 28, 2014 4:36 AM
SEATTLE, WA - Police say a man shot and killed his adult daughter and teenage granddaughter in their South Seattle home before turning the gun on himself. The man's 10-year-old grandson was not harmed, and phoned 911 to report last night's shooting. The child said his grandfather had waved a... more »
October 22, 2014 10:37 PM
ZACHARY- An airman returned home from a 14-month tour of duty to surprise his family Wednesday evening.
Screams could be heard coming from a large banquet room at Sammy's where Andressen Taylor's family had gathered. They were elated to see Taylor walk into the room shortly after 6 p.m.... more »
October 15, 2014 9:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police have issued an arrest warrant for a 21-year-old connected to the shooting that left a popular boxer in a coma.
Emanuel Augustus, 39, was found shot near his boxing gloves and a gym bag Monday on Louisiana Avenue near South 17th Street. He was taken to... more »
October 15, 2014 6:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - Relatives of a Baton Rouge boxer called for the person who shot him to come forward and turn themselves in to authorities Wednesday.
The family of Emanuel Augustus, 39, said he remains in a coma after Monday's shooting. Doctors told them it's a waiting game at... more »
September 20, 2014 6:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Inventors and compaines got their first chance to show off their products at the Mini Makers Faire at the Library at Goodwood Satuday.
Everything from 3-D printing to fashion to ice cream making bicycles were on display.
Robb Perkins with Acadian Robotics, a company that... more »
September 19, 2014 3:54 PM
CLINTON - The 21st Annual Dan Klein Rodeo is happening this weekend.
Part of the proceeds are going to the McManus Fire Department. The fire department has been around for the past 28 years and relies heavily on the rodeo to maintain the station.
They are able to... more »
September 18, 2014 11:08 PM
When Livonia (1-0) and Port Allen (2-0) face off on Friday, it will be for more than just who can continue to stay undefeated.
It's also for bragging rights, as the two schools consider each other rivals. Also, both teams are very close to each other, including some players... more »
August 30, 2014 7:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - 5 year old Jay"v"une Bergin was laid to rest Saturday morning after allegedly being beaten to death by his father, Vernell Day.
Day is facing attempted murder charges and a felon in possession of a firearm charge.
But both sides of the child's family came... more »
August 23, 2014 7:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Families were reunited with soldiers returning from Afghanistan on Saturday afternoon.
Members of the Louisiana National Guard's 927th Engineer Company were flown into the Baton Rouge airport after being away from their families for a year.
The unit is based in Baton Rouge and deployed... more »
August 9, 2014 8:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - The family of Corey Kaufman Sr. is honoring him by giving back to the community.
Kaufman was shot and killed in 2012 after a run in with a security guard at Club Sha La. Since then, his family has been fighting for justice of what they... more »
August 8, 2014 2:03 AM
DES MOINES, IA - Iowa's Republican Gov. Terry Branstad has spent the past year leading an effort to seize control of his state party, hoping to send a message that the kickoff presidential caucuses will be welcoming to all 2016 GOP hopefuls. But as conservative prospects flood the state for... more »
July 3, 2014 10:27 PM
GEISMAR - Family and friends gathered for a vigil to remember two children killed while fishing with their father and two family friends.
"I can just remember them playing in the yard, just having fun and laughing," said neighbor Keisha Lang. "They'll truly be missed."
Saria Lanus, 9,... more »
June 22, 2014 6:25 PM
Denham Springs- People from the Livingston parish community showed up to show their support at the domestic violence rally, Sunday.
Southeast Advocates for Family Empowerment, S.A.F.E., led the rally.
The Executive Director of S.A.F.E., Pam Hutcheson, says they will provide more services to people in Livingston parish who... more »
May 26, 2014 6:28 PM
ZACHARY- Remembering fallen service members was a family affair for some this Memorial Day at the Port Hudson National Cemetery.
Hundreds gathered on the hollowed grounds of the national cemetery Monday morning. Veterans honored their comrades, families introduced new additions, and a younger generation expressed an appreciation for the... more »
May 25, 2014 6:27 PM
BATON ROUGE- Family members of a missing woman are searching desperately for answers after her home was found torched this weekend. Investigators believe an arsonist is to blame.
Robyn Jackson, 32, was reported missing by her family to the Baton Rouge Police Department.
The fire happened at 2035... more »
May 8, 2014 6:05 PM
BATON ROUGE- A ruling by the State Supreme Court bolstered the city's definition of a family.
The Supreme Court decided that an ordinance that bans homeowners from renting property in single family neighborhoods to more than two unrelated people was constitutional.
"I along with many other people, were... more »
April 24, 2014 9:53 PM
LAFAYETTE- Authorities here are asking people across the I-10 corridor to be on the look for a 76-year-old woman who may be disoriented and driving around.
Hazel Hebert suffers from the onset of dementia and was last seen about 1:30 Thursday afternoon. Her family members discovered she was missing... more »
March 19, 2014 10:59 PM
AMITE- Police spent Wednesday evening questioning a 63-year-old woman who they said killed her brother after while he grilled in his backyard.
Alfred Hill, 62, was shot and killed in the 100 block of South Second Street. His nephew stopped a police officer driving through the neighborhood and reported... more »
February 12, 2014 6:29 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a woman who they said let her kids skip a combined 137 days of school this year.
Kenyetta Criss, 33, is accused of letting her 8-year old and 11-year old children miss at least 60 days of school each without excuses.
The... more »
January 8, 2014 8:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - A father died in the hospital a week after suffering injuries in a fight with his son.
Baton Rouge Police said 53-year-old Michael Taylor, Sr., died Tuesday night. According to investigators, his son struck him in the head with a blunt object a week earlier during... more »
December 23, 2013 10:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - A couple calls their new baby a Christmas miracle after she was delivered, two months early, in the back of their car this weekend.
"Everybody asked me what I wanted," said Lakin Miller. "I got what I wanted, she's right here with me."
Miller... more »
December 16, 2013 2:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - Christmas has come early for a number of local military families.
This morning members of the 922nd Horizontal Engineer Company of the Louisiana National Guard touched down at Baton Rouge Metro Airport. They've been in Kuwait for ten months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, conducting... more »
December 9, 2013 6:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - A family of nine is holding strong after a fire destroyed their home over the weekend.
Shanita Johnson, her husband and seven kids made it out of their Blake Street home as it burned early Sunday morning.
"We got out the house, and that was... more »
December 3, 2013 11:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge are trying to identify the burglar of Family Dollar store.
Police say the suspect threw a rock through the window of the store on Highland Road around 3:30am on November 29.
The suspect was later seen on surveillance video running south... more »
November 13, 2013 6:23 PM
BATON ROUGE- A family in Old South Baton Rouge will sleep a little warmer tonight following a News 2 story about their situation.
Daphne Brooks and her three children had to move after their home burned down, and she didn't have the money to heat their new home properly.... more »
November 5, 2013 2:33 PM
JACKSON, Miss. - The bodies of three people believed to be members of a missing Mississippi family have been found in Copiah County south of Jackson. Coroner Ellis Stewart says the bodies were found in an abandoned house off, about a mile from where the family's vehicle was found Saturday.... more »
October 15, 2013 10:37 PM
BALDWIN- A family's feud over the patriarch's death received national exposure on the "Dr. Phil" show Tuesday.
Glenn Lemoine's daughters believe their mother and brother know something about his death in 2010. Lemoine was found in a canal in St. Mary Parish. His car was abandoned on a road... more »
October 2, 2013 9:57 PM
GULFPORT- It's possibly the best obituary ever written, it's just a shame that it's catching attention after so much time has passed since the man's death in March. But, one thing is for sure, Harry Weathersby Stamps, a ladies' man according to the writing, would have been very interested in... more »
September 4, 2013 10:49 PM
DONALDSONVILLE- Next week, a fire station here will be renamed to honor a volunteer firefighter who was killed in an explosion at a plant earlier this summer.
Rocky Morris died when a pipe ruptured at C.F. Industries. He worked at the plant and also fought fires through the McCall... more »
August 29, 2013 6:34 PM
GEISMAR - The Broussard family mourns the loss of their son, Christopher. He went missing early Tuesday morning and was found dead Wednesday night by baton Rouge Police. His truck went off the side of the road on LA-80.
Chris's mother released this statement to us:
"The family... more »
August 23, 2013 3:28 PM
SLAUGHTER - Sheriff's deputies said Friday afternoon, an eight-year-old intentionally shot his grandmother in the back of the head minutes after playing the video game "Grand Theft Auto IV."
Investigators said the child, who was not identified, shot Marie Smothers while she watched TV. Smothers, 90, was the child's... more »
August 8, 2013 11:40 AM
WASHINGTON - The Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division says T.G.I. Fridays has agreed to change its leave policy to be in compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act. The company has also agreed to correct violations found during an investigation of one of its restaurants in Shreveport, and... more »
July 31, 2013 10:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Bennett family will celebrate July 30th for years. Three generations share the same birthday and also share the same number of years between each other's date-of-birth.
"I am exactly 28 years older than Codey. Codey is exactly 28 years older than Ainsley Claire," said grandfather Harvey... more »
July 23, 2013 10:56 AM
CLINTON - Family members of seven people killed by a drunken driver in Slaughter rallied outside the Clinton courthouse today, where they will finally get to review a pre-sentence report for Brett Gerald.
The family members held signs claiming judicial racism on the part of the judge in the... more »
July 17, 2013 11:38 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police Detectives are attempting to identify the individual seen on surveillance cameras robbing a Family Dollar Store. The store at 6832 Florida Blvd was robbed on July 13 around 6:50pm.
Police say the suspect walked into the store, demanded money from the employee while... more »
June 28, 2013 10:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - A fight for justice over the death of an eleventh-month child has turned into a war of words between family members.
Aaliyah Heard died after a severe blow to the head. Aaliyah's father, Larry Leflore, 26, is charged with first degree murder. Aaliyah's mother, Ashley Heard,... more »
June 18, 2013 10:36 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - A man killed in a chemical plant accident last week, will live on, in the form of life-saving technology.
Ronald "Rocky" Morris died Friday evening at CF Industries, when a pipe carrying nitrogen, ruptured. He'd been at the job for over three decades, as part of the... more »
June 10, 2013 7:45 PM
WASHINGTON- A senior Energy Department official was actively involved in getting summer jobs for his three college-aged kids, according to an internal investigation. The actions appear to violate federal rules that bar officials from securing government jobs for relatives. The Energy Department Inspector General's report does not name the official... more »
June 3, 2013 9:28 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A man with medical disabilities is back with his family after days on the streets by himself.
Blake Speed left his grandmother's home Saturday after he told family members he wanted to see his father who is getting bone marrow treatments at MD Anderson Cancer Center... more »
May 28, 2013 10:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man is getting nothing but thanks from a family they call a hero.
Saturday, Sherman Jackson saved two unresponsive boys from the Dove Creek Apartment pool in Baton Rouge.
After he told News 2 his emotional rescue story Monday , the people he saved... more »
May 16, 2013 3:17 PM
ST. AMANT - A knocked-over candle cost a family everything they had in a house fire, according to the St. Amant Fire Department.
"The power went out between midnight and one. My husband left for work he had lit candles when the power went out. One of them got... more »
May 15, 2013 12:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - A judge increased the bond for a man accused in an attack this past weekend in which police say he told the victim they were in the "wrong neighborhood."
Judge Lou Daniel increased the bond for Donald Dickerson to $55,000 after he was given an additional... more »
May 14, 2013 3:45 PM
CLINTON- Family members of seven victims killed in a crash one year ago in Slaughter expressed outrage today, after a Judge reduced the sentence for Brett Gerald in half.
The ruling was made after the Judge reviewed a recent state Supreme Court ruling which classifies vehicular homicide as a... more »
May 13, 2013 5:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested one man and issued two misdemeanor summons after they said a family was attacked at a Baton Rouge gas station this weekend and told they were in the "wrong neighborhood."
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said Baton Rouge Police arrested Donald Dickerson on suspicion of second-degree... more »
May 1, 2013 3:39 PM
GONZALES - Deputies said a girl reported missing in Ascension Parish has been found safe.
Major Kevin Hanna said investigators located 16-year-old Allisyn Bracy today and returned her to her parents.
Deputies said Bracy was found around noon by detectives who were investigating her disappearance, and they said... more »
April 30, 2013 5:55 PM
GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for 16-year-old Allisyn Bracy. She was last seen April 28 at her home in Gonzales.
Detectives believe Bracy is in Donaldsonville, after her family received text messages from her phone.
To her family, Bracy is a normal, happy kid.... more »
April 25, 2013 6:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - District Court Judge Janice Clark declared the East Baton Rouge Parish's definition of family unconstitutional.
Before today, three or more unrelated people could not live together in neighborhoods zoned for single-family housing. Since 1954, East Baton Rouge's Unified Development Code has defined family as "an individual... more »
April 25, 2013 1:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - The definition of family, as spelled out by the City of Baton Rouge, is unconstitutional according to District Court Judge Janice Clark.
Under the law, 3 or more unrelated people could not live together in neighborhoods zoned for single family.
Judge Clark ruled that definition... more »
April 3, 2013 4:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Family history is a major risk factor when it comes to heart disease, and not paying attention to it led to tragedy for one family.
Toja Myles' grandmother, mother, and aunt all have a history of heart disease. So when she started having strange symptoms in... more »
April 1, 2013 10:33 AM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters in Baton Rouge said quick response helped them save a family home after an electrical fire this morning.
Curt Monte with Baton Rouge Fire said it happened at 10746 Red Oak around 8:30 Monday morning. Investigators believe an electrical malfunction in a storage room started... more »
March 28, 2013 2:25 PM
St. Amant - Smoke Detectors, along with quick response by local Ascension Firefighters saved a young girl from a house fire Thursday morning in St. Amant.
When firefighters arrived at the home at 11:46 a.m., they found flames coming out of a bedroom the 11-year-old girl was sleeping in.... more »
February 28, 2013 10:49 AM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a space heater burned a home down and killed two of the resident's dogs this morning in Baton Rouge.
Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fired Department said the home on Erie Street was a total loss, and the residents weren't hurt in the... more »
February 25, 2013 10:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - A family is out of their River Bend home tonight after lightning set fire their attic.
Pete Bush says, "It all happened very quick, between the boom and the smell, and the opening of the attic, you're talking about 3-4 minutes."
Lightning struck the chimney,... more »
February 21, 2013 8:35 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Kentucky inmate is facing federal charges, accused of writing letters threatening the life of President Barack Obama, the first lady and their two daughters. A grand jury in Louisville on Wednesday charged Kentucky State Penitentiary Anthony D. Holliman with threatening the president and a second count... more »
January 28, 2013 6:38 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Archie Manning, patriarch of the NFL's best-known quarterbacking clan, says he's glad the Super Bowl focus is on another family this week. Manning has practically been a fixture at the big game in recent years. Sons Peyton and Eli Manning have won three of the last six... more »
January 24, 2013 2:57 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - An estimated 2,000 people turned out Wednesday night for a prayer vigil for a New Mexico family found slain over the weekend.
The vigil was held at the Calvary Albuquerque church where victim Greg Griego was a pastor. A security official says 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego spent... more »
December 25, 2012 5:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - It was a Christmas miracle for one family at Greater Mt. Canaan Baptist Church. Earlier this month, Mary Parker's house caught fire in the middle of the night. Everyone in the home escaped unharmed, but the fire left nothing.
Parker, known for welcoming anyone and everyone... more »
December 14, 2012 12:55 PM
NEWTOWN, Conn. - Family members are relaying what children told them about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Stephen Delgiadice says his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter is fine. He says the shooting is... more »
December 7, 2012 12:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Officials say an investigation by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services' Fraud and Recovery Unit has led to two women pleading guilty to receiving nearly $30,000 in ineligible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. Officials say Katrina Howard of Winnsboro illegally obtained benefits from April 2008... more »
December 3, 2012 2:34 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The family of the woman shot and killed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher this weekend says they are broken-hearted. Police say Belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, at their Kansas City home Saturday before driving to Arrowhead Stadium, where Belcher committed... more »
November 22, 2012 3:44 PM
BATON ROUGE- Stores are not the only ones opening up early for Black Friday. Many restaurants are also expecting big crowds for Thanksgiving.
Turkey and dressing is being replaced by things like sushi and soy sauce in places like Nagoya Restaurant. It is one of several eateries along Sherwood... more »
November 15, 2012 6:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - Offenders in prison, no matter what the crime, are allowed to make phone calls. Most of those calls are made to family.
The outgoing cost is expensive, and some families are struggling to pay the bills.
"The burden, really isn't on the prisoner," said Geraldine... more »
November 14, 2012 5:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - Since officially opening in September, the Family and Youth Service Center deals with more than just kids skipping school.
Formerly called the East Baton Rouge Parish Truancy Center, FYSC welcomes parents and provides a link with law enforcement.
Dozens of parents attend classes and meet... more »