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  • Residents looking to address the blight problem in their neighborhood Play Video

    September 24, 2017 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents of Eden Park say crime is commonplace in their community. "We've witnessed so much crime here. Prostitution, drug transactions... We've experience gang fights and stuff like that," said Zea Wallace, referencing one of the vacant houses in her neighborhood. It's on North 37th Street... more »
  • New Orleans man found dead in a trash can was stabbed

    May 23, 2017 12:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A garbage collector emptying a trash can in New Orleans discovered a man's body inside. Authorities say he had been stabbed multiple times. New Orleans police spokeswoman Dawne Massey says the garbage collector discovered the body while emptying a city-issued trash can into a garbage truck about... more »
  • Garbage truck overturns on Burbank Drive Play Video

    April 6, 2017 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State Police are investigating after a garbage truck overturned on Burbank Drive Thursday morning. The crash happened near the intersection of Burbank Drive and Gardere Lane. Video from the scene shows a large truck overturned in a grassy area near the intersection. A clear liquid... more »
  • 35 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

    March 12, 2017 11:49 AM

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Officials say the death toll has risen to 35 after a landslide swept through a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital. Addis Ababa city spokeswoman Dagmawit Moges says most of the dead are women and children, and more bodies are expected to be... more »
  • Parents of 2-year-old boy buried under New Orleans bridge plead guilty

    February 23, 2017 5:55 PM

    GRETNA - The parents of a toddler who was found buried in a garbage bag under a Louisiana bridge have pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. After Thursday's plea, State District Judge Raymond Steib Jr. sentenced Gabrielle Whittington and Onterio Thompson, both 22, to five years in prison - three... more »
  • Florida man sleeping in trash bin rescued from garbage truck

    February 9, 2017 8:16 AM

    TAMPA - Authorities in Florida say a man who had been sleeping in a commercial trash bin is recovering after nearly being crushed in the back of a garbage truck. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the 32-year-old man suffered a leg injury early Wednesday, but Tampa fire officials say... more »
  • Garbage truck strikes power line, causes outages in Denham Springs

    January 16, 2017 5:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – First responders assisted a garbage truck driver who struck a power line on Monday afternoon. The truck hit a power line in the 24000 block of Homestead Drive in Denham Springs and caused some downed lines. The District 5 fire chief confirmed to WBRZ that units... more »
  • Baton Rouge garbage, recycling pickup on Jan. 2

    December 28, 2016 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE – City-Parish officials have announced that garbage and recycling will be picked up on Jan. 2. The City-Parish originally announced that garbage pickup would not be conducted that day, however an updated announcement was released on Wednesday afternoon. All sizes of folded, flattened cardboard boxes will be... more »
  • New Roads Police arrest mom accused of giving birth, dumping newborn baby in Walmart bathroom trash can Play Video

    December 24, 2016 2:33 AM

    NEW ROADS - Just before noon, on Christmas Eve, police from New Roads arrested Kyandrea Thomas. Thomas is accused of giving birth in a Walmart bathroom, then dumping her newborn baby in a bathroom trash can before leaving the store. Thomas was arrested after she checked herself in to Lane... more »
  • Flood debris deadline set for Dec. 17 in Livingston Parish

    December 2, 2016 6:53 PM

    LIVINGSTON - All flood-related debris in Livingston Parish needs to be put out by Saturday, December 17. The Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness asks anyone with remaining debris to place everything as close as possible to their nearest right-of-way. Anyone who fails to place... more »
  • Glass collection isn't broken, but it'll cost $1 more now

    August 12, 2015 6:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Waste fees for East Baton Rouge Parish residents will increase $1 after decisions by Metro Council members Wednesday afternoon. The extra charge will cover glass recycling, which had been under the crusher and was set to be canceled. Glass is not a competitive item for recyclers,... more »
  • New Orleans police: woman's body in trash can

    November 26, 2014 1:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a city building inspector opened a garbage can and found the partly clad body of a woman who had been stabbed to death. Officer Frank Robertson III says the inspector moved the can to get down an alley about noon Wednesday and opened... more »
  • Somalia: Bomb hidden in garbage kills 3

    August 3, 2014 11:19 AM

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - A Somali police officer says a bomb hidden in piles of garbage detonated in the Somali capital, killing three street cleaners. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomb was detonated Sunday by remote control as women tried to remove bags of rubbish from a street corner. Seven women... more »

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