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  • Witnesses: Accused shooter shot victim dead when asked to stop selling drugs Play Video

    November 14, 2015 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A weekend arrest of a man accused of murder does not help ease the pain following the shooting death of Charles Barney. Barney was murdered Friday night in Gardere, trying to stop people from selling drugs. Witnesses said there was an argument and Ronald Joseph, 29,... more »
  • Kids brave hot temperatures, clean up Gardere area

    August 8, 2015 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of kids braved the heat today to clean up the Gardere-area. Jalen Lands is 12 and says he's happy to see others care about the community as much as he does. "It feels good knowing they want to pick up instead of just leaving trash on... more »
  • Girl, 7, fighting for her life after near drowning

    July 18, 2015 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials tell WBRZ that a 7-year-old girl nearly drowned but is still fighting for her life in Baton Rouge. It happened at around 8 p.m. at an apartment complex on Nicholson Drive near Gardere Lane Saturday night. Emergency crews say the girl wasn't breathing when... more »
  • Power failure at wastewater plant forced flood check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 28, 2015 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Monday's deluge turned out to be a test for the city-parish's $1.5 billion sewer project. The storms knocked out power to the South Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Gardere area and left some people nearby in feet of water, forcing them to sludge through the mess.... more »
  • Council approves plan to build sidewalks on deadly road

    January 28, 2015 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council approved two items Wednesday dealing with sidewalk construction . The approvals allow DPW to move forward with accepting federal money to build sidewalks in Gardere and a neighborhood in North Baton Rouge. The city will used surplus money from similar projects to fund its... more »
  • Sidewalk plan for deadly street check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 27, 2015 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A street that has become deadly for pedestrians could see improvements soon. There are no sidewalks along Gardere Lane. Ditches line either side of the road in some places, at times forcing people to walk or ride their bike in the street. There are dirt paths... more »
  • Man accused of DWI after hit and run that injured 2

    October 28, 2014 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police said a man will face DWI and other charges after a Sunday night hit and run that sent two people to the hospital, according to Louisiana State Police. Law enforcement reported that the crash happened on Gardere Lane south of GSRI Avenue shortly... more »
  • Dangerous area of town getting safer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 8, 2014 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There has been a steady drop in crime in Gardere, an area famous for issues. A review of the crime reports, obtained by WBRZ, show things are changing for the better. There has been a downward trend since 2008. Most recently, theft, burglary, narcotics, and reports of... more »
  • Gardere Initiative meets to discuss crime, blight check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2014 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A panel of city leaders listened and engaged with an audience of concerned residents about crime and other problems in south Baton Rouge. Their main concern is crime in the Gardere Area off Burbank Drive. The town hall meeting was about the Gardere Initiative, a group... more »
  • EBRSO investigating double murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 19, 2014 7:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's detectives are investigating an overnight shooting that left two people dead. The victims were found at an apartment complex in the 2100 block of Gardere Lane just before midnight Sunday night. Officials say Orok Ironbar, 31, died at the scene.... more »
  • Mistrial in driver, cyclist deadly crash

    May 8, 2014 9:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A trial over a deadly crash where a bicyclist died on Gardere Lane ended in a mistrial Thursday evening. Jurors could not come to an agreement in deciding the fate of Darby Griffin, who was on trial for the crash. After the wreck in October 2012, investigators... more »
  • One more 'Big Money Block Boyz' wanted, others arrested check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 10, 2014 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A gang police say was committing murder, dealing drugs and shooting up houses was busted in a multi-parish round up Thursday afternoon. Authorities arrested 27 members of the 'Big Money Block Boyz' for charges that include attempted murder, selling illegal drugs, illegal firearms and racketeering. One... more »
  • Two shot in Friday night spray of bullets

    August 23, 2013 8:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting in the Gardere area where two people were shot Friday night. A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said both victims were shot in the leg. One person ran to a nearby apartment for help. The second victim... more »
  • Suspected gang members nabbed in BRAVE roundup check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 4, 2013 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement in East Baton Rouge made nine arrests recently, including suspected gang members, in connection with a murder this past June and other crimes. Members of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination project announced the arrests today, and said several of the suspects were believed... more »
  • Teen gang member won't face jail time check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 21, 2013 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A judge decided that a 15-year old gang member could have a second chance to straighten out his life, instead of what could've been a 3 year juvenile detention sentence. The teen was one of four members of the "Get Off Boys" convicted of criminal street gang... more »
  • Hearing for gang member in BRAVE program today check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 21, 2013 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge could determine whether a local teen convicted of gang activity has satisfied Baton Rouge Police's new anti-violence program and probation requirements, or should be sent to jail. The teen was one of four members of the "Get Off Boys" convicted of criminal street gang... more »
  • WWII veteran loses home in weekend fire

    April 8, 2013 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This weekend WWII veteran Calvin Collins lost everything he owned in a fire, and almost lost his life. St. George Fire crews responded to Collins' Gardere home at 3:56 a.m. Sunday, just seven minutes after the first call, and the home was already half-engulfed in flames.... more »
  • Fire damages vacant apartment complex

    April 5, 2013 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway after a vacant building went up in flames early Friday morning. Police and firefighters were called out to the apartment complex on Gardere Lane just after 6 a.m. It took crews about 20 minutes to get the fire under control. ... more »
  • Gang activity cited in Gardere check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 22, 2013 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After four teens associated with the Gardere area gang known as the "Get Off Boys," pleaded to burglary and battery charges in Juvenile Court on Thursday, the District Attorney's office is taking a tough stance on gang violence. "We shouldn't hide the fact that there are gangs,... more »
  • District Attorney targeting gangs, groups check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 29, 2013 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- While the definition of what constitutes a gang in the Capital City may not be exactly clear, the District Attorney is more than clear on who they're targeting and prosecuting for 'Criminal Street Gang Activity.' "We're seeing violent activity on behalf of street gangs or groups of... more »
  • Vehicle hits restaurant, breaks gas line

    January 21, 2013 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A vehicle ran into a restaurant in the Gardere area this afternoon, breaking a gas line inside according to authorities. It happened in the 9400 block of Burbank Drive around 3:45 p.m. Authorities closed the eastbound lanes of Burbank as a result, and told drivers to... more »
  • Residents want safer streets after hit-and-run death check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 1, 2012 5:53 PM

    GARDERE - State Police arrested a man from Baton Rouge they said left a cyclist lying in the road after he hit her with his vehicle, then fled the scene. Investigators arrested Darby Griffin, 49, in suspicion of DWI, hit and run, driving with a suspended license, obstruction of... more »
  • EBRSO investigates Gardere murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 24, 2012 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office continues searching for answers on a murder from Saturday night. 25-year-old Toliver Lyons was shot multiple times before he died behind a vacant apartment building around 8pm. His mother, Doretha Benson, said she heard he was running from... more »
  • Shooting near Gardere leaves man dead

    September 22, 2012 9:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputies are on the scene of a shooting that left one man dead. It happened in the 8000 block of Stern Avenue just after 8:30 this evening. Sheriff's Deputies say anyone with information should call 389-5000. more »
  • Teachers walk neighborhood for students check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2012 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In true door-to-door fashion, teachers from Highland Elementary walked the streets of Gardere today reminding the community that school starts in two days. The annual event brings teachers into their students' neighborhood so they can meet face-to-face before classes begin. "Sometimes the community is separate from... more »
  • Detectives: website linked murderer to victim Play Video

    May 3, 2012 6:13 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Detectives believe the website backpage.com linked a murder victim to the man investigators say killed him. Jason Mascarella, 36, is charged with second degree murder for killing Roderick White, 33. How he did it is what investigators call "heinous, violent, and twisted." Detectives said White... more »
  • Hit and run prompts sidewalks near Tigerland check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 3, 2012 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A hit-and-run in October that sent two people to the hospital prompted protests from people that lived where it happened, and now the Department of Public Works plans to build sidewalks on East Boyd Drive near Tigerland. Deputy Director Bryan Harmon at the Department of Public... more »
  • Residents upset over violent video portraying life in Gardere check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 26, 2012 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Another video featuring the street life in Baton Rouge surfaced on the internet over the weekend. It claims to portray life in "Gardere." "This is a Glock," a man in the video said. "I got 30 in this (expletive). I ain't playing." The video shows several... more »
  • Deputies bust Gardere area burglary ring check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 6, 2012 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputies say they busted a trio of thieves breaking into homes in South Baton Rouge. Jewelry, guns, and computers were all part of the haul recovered from a burglary ring. Deputies believe 17-year-old Andrew Hairston, 20-year-old Kevin Robertson, and a... more »
  • EBRSO arrests 3 for rash of burglaries in Gardere area

    February 6, 2012 2:43 PM

    East Baton Rouge Armed Robbery and Burglary detectives have arrested three people, two adults and one juvenile, believed to be responsible for at least 36 burglaries in the Gardere area from October 2011 to January 2012. 17 year-old Andrew Hairson, 20 year-old Kevin Robertson and a 15 year-old male... more »
  • Four fires in over a week under investigation for arson check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 12, 2011 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Four fires, in a week and a half, across the Capital area, are under investigation and could be criminal. The State Fire Marshal's Office says suspicious fires and arsons have gone up almost 30% since Spring and it's costing taxpayers, homeowners and business owners millions. The... more »
  • Fire damages abandoned apartment building

    December 12, 2011 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The St. George fire department extinguished a fire coming out of an abandoned apartment building this afternoon. The fire was located at 1444 Jasper Ave. off of Gardere Lane. Authorities do not know what caused the fire and will have more details as the investigation... more »
  • Neighborhood gets okay to install security cameras

    November 9, 2011 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A crime prevention district in the Gardere area got the thumbs up from the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council Wednesday to spend $20,000 on security cameras for its streets. The money comes from the district's tax collections. The neighborhood already pays for patrols to keep... more »
  • People in Gardere appreciate sheriff's office efforts

    September 20, 2011 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People living in Gardere say years of increased law enforcement efforts are still paying off. A man was shot and killed during a deadly confrontation Monday night on Helm Drive near Skysail. News 2 spoke with several people who say those types of incidents appear to... more »
  • DPW and State unsure of who would redo Gardere

    July 7, 2011 7:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's a common sight on Gardere Lane in South Baton Rouge. Dozens if not hundreds of people a day walking along the street since there are no sidewalks. But it's not just sidewalks in question. Gardere runs into Pinnacle's new casino, and residents say without an... more »
  • Prosecutors call tape "smoking gun"

    April 6, 2011 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Prosecutors called a piece of evidence played in court for the high profile murder trial of a Baton Rouge attorney a "smoking gun" today. The interrogation tape played for jurors shows Greg Harris admitting he was in the Gardere area the night Tate was murdered. Tate's... more »
  • Deputies search for Jade Ave. killer

    March 29, 2011 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- One is dead and deputies are puzzled after a late-night shooting that took the life of a man nick-named "Lunchmeat." Larry Williams, 19, was shot in the side before he died next to an apartment on Jade Avenue just after 10:30 Monday night, according to shaken neighbors... more »
  • Victim in Gardere shooting identified

    March 29, 2011 9:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say a man was possibly chased down and then killed in a shooting last night in the Gardere area of East Baton Rouge Parish. Larry D. Williams, 19, was found dead by deputies called out to 1656 Jade Ave. around 10:05 p.m. Monday, according to... more »
  • Gardere crime-fighting tactics heading to Glen Oaks

    February 25, 2011 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The residents of Glen Oaks will soon see a substantial increase in the number of East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies patrolling their neighborhood. Thursday, deputies were offered overtime pay to patrol the crime ridden area during peak crime hours, including overnight. "They are going to... more »
  • Accident involving EBR school bus snarls traffic

    February 25, 2011 9:08 AM

    Baton Rouge - An East Baton Rouge Parish school bus was involved in an accident this morning, but thankfully, no children were hurt. As you can see from the pictures a small car hit the back of the bus on Burbank Avenue near Bluebonnet Avenue. Then a SVU... more »

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