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  • Deal with IBM could complicate Capitol Complex property sale

    May 13, 2015 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plans to sell the Capitol Park Welcome Center and adjacent parking garage may have become complicated. Governor Bobby Jindal's administration had promised 300 parking spaces in the garage to IBM in a long-term lease agreement. Last week the administration announced plans to sell the center and... more »
  • Jindal administration to sell Baton Rouge welcome center

    May 5, 2015 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is preparing to sell a welcome center and adjacent parking garage in downtown Baton Rouge. The administration will ask for legislative signoff next week to declare the two structures surplus property, clearing the way for the sale process. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols... more »
  • Body parts in a garage

    January 9, 2013 7:27 PM

    A murder investigation led police in St. Paul, Minnesota to a garage where they found body parts hidden in plastic bins. Steven Johnson is accused of shooting his wife, Manya, and cutting her body into pieces. Authorities say Johnson admits he shot her after she told him she was leaving... more »
  • Police: Grandmother behind Ohio murder-suicide

    November 13, 2012 12:50 PM

    TOLEDO, Ohio - Police say letters found after an Ohio murder-suicide that killed three children indicate it was orchestrated by their grandmother and uncle, who were found dead with the youngsters in the family garage amid a disagreement over who should care for them. Toledo police say the bodies of... more »
  • 5 dead in garage no accident

    November 12, 2012 7:16 PM

    Police in Toledo, Ohio says the deaths of five people, including three children, do not appear to be accidental. They suspect carbon monoxide poisoning. A 56-year-old grandmother, her three grandchildren and a 32-year-old man were found dead in the garage of their home. The man is the uncle of one... more »
  • Police: 5 deaths in Ohio apparently not accidental

    November 12, 2012 5:46 PM

    TOLEDO, Ohio - Police in Ohio say the deaths of five people, including three children, do not appear to be accidental. Toledo police spokesman Joe Heffernan said all of the bodies were found in a garage Monday afternoon. He said firefighters had to use equipment to break into the garage... more »
  • 4th victim found in Fla. garage collapse

    October 15, 2012 4:21 PM

    MIAMI - Authorities have found the body of a fourth victim in the rubble of a parking garage that partially collapsed last week at a Florida college. Miami-Dade County police said Monday the man's body is deep in the unstable rubble and may take several days to remove. Investigators believe... more »
  • 2 dead, 1 trapped in Fla. parking garage collapse

    October 10, 2012 4:29 PM

    MIAMI - Authorities say a second person has died in the collapse of a parking garage under construction at a community college in Florida. Roy Rutland of the Miami-Dade Police Department says the second body was discovered Wednesday. A construction worker is also still trapped in the rubble. That worker... more »
  • Workers trapped in Fla. garage collapse

    October 10, 2012 11:48 AM

    MIAMI - A section of parking garage under construction at a Miami-Dade College campus has collapsed and a fire official says some workers are trapped in the rubble. Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue Lt. Arnold Piedrahita tells WSVN-TV that some workers could be heard calling from help inside the rubble shortly after Wednesday's... more »
  • Police investigating fake bomb at BTR airport check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 1, 2011 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fake bomb inside a vehicle at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport delayed some travelers this morning, but didn't shut the airport down. Airport police found a car on the second floor of the parking garage around 7:30 this morning. The windshield was smashed and there... more »
  • Police find fake bomb at BTR Metro Airport check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 1, 2011 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police gave the all-clear after a suspicious item found in the Baton Rouge Metro Airport's parking garage this morning was determined to be a fake bomb. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely told News 2 crews on the scene that the device was a group of wooden sticks painted... more »
  • Fireworks used in suspected arson

    July 4, 2011 11:16 AM

    LAPLACE - State Fire Marshal's investigators suspect arsonists used fireworks to burn down a house in LaPlace last night. The fire occurred at 1709 Sugar Ridge Road around 10 p.m. Sunday. Eight people were in the home at the time of the fire and were treated at the... more »
  • New garage could ease parking woes on LSU campus

    December 19, 2010 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- Construction could start by early February on a new five-story parking garage on the Louisiana State University campus in Baton Rouge. The Advocate newspaper reports that the low bid of $22.2 million was opened this past week. Emmett David, LSU's facility development director says that was... more »
  • Officials: Arson suspected in BR apartment fire

    November 29, 2010 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A fire at a garage apartment in north Baton Rouge is believed to have been intentionally set, according to investigators. The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to 5636 North Foster Drive just after noon today, and said smoke was billowing out of the apartment when they arrived.... more »
  • BRFD: Fire damages home, garage after malfunction in golf cart

    November 8, 2010 8:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fire damaged a home and destroyed a garage on Nelson Drive earlier today due to what authorities said was a mechanical malfunction in a golf cart. Baton Rouge Fire Department said when firefighters arrived, the garage was engulfed in flames. Two vehicles were inside the garage... more »
  • Crews respond to car fire inside BR parking garage

    October 26, 2010 11:57 AM

    Firefighters say an attendant was able to quickly extinguish a vehicle that caught fire in a downtown parking garage, sending smoke billowing out into the district. Crews were called to the Belle of Baton Rouge parking garage at 11:43 p.m. for reports of a car on fire, and said... more »
  • Man gets 90 years for $60 robbery

    October 26, 2010 4:23 AM

    A man who rejected a 25-year plea bargain has been sentenced to 90 years in prison for robbing a 77-year-old woman in the garage of her Metairie home. Luhron Gorman was convicted of armed robbery by a jury in Gretna earlier this month. He also was found guilty of being... more »
  • Couple arrested over video of teen fight

    January 28, 2010 10:53 AM

    A husband and wife were arrested in Baton Rouge accused of encouraging two young girls to fight. The incident was videotaped and posted on the web site YouTube. Chanda and William Parker are charged with two felony counts of cruelty to a juvenile and seven misdemeanor counts of contributing to... more »

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