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  • Firefighters treated for heat-related issues after fire

    July 22, 2016 9:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Several St. George firefighters were treated for heat-related issues following an apartment fire in the 2300 block of Gardere Lane Friday afternoon. The St. George Fire Department was called to a reported attic fire in an apartment building there around 1:50 p.m. When they arrived, smoke... more »
  • New info: Victim identified after drowning at Gardere wastewater treatment plant

    June 11, 2016 3:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators have released the name of a man who drowned at a Gardere area sewage treatment plant on Saturday afternoon. Police identified the individual as Michael Preston, and said an autopsy will be performed on the man at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 13. The additional... more »
  • Crimes go unreported in Gardere because of language barrier Play Video

    March 25, 2016 12:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Catching criminals in the Gardere area of Baton Rouge has become a problem. Many residents don't speak English, creating a barrier with law enforcement that has crimes going unreported. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is hoping to break the silence. Several people told News 2... more »
  • Crews respond to 3 fires overnight in Baton Rouge

    February 25, 2016 5:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities have responded to three fires throughout the Baton Rouge area since Wednesday night. The first fire broke out around 10 p.m. in the 1300 block of Oleander Street. A spokesperson for the Baton Rouge Fire Department says the blaze was determined an arson fire and is being... more »
  • Father arrested in missing child search had recently spent time in a mental health facility Play Video

    February 19, 2016 8:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The suspect in a missing child case overnight had just been released from a mental health facility and was wanted for a threatening tirade at a fast food restaurant hours before the child went missing, arrest documents obtained by WBRZ indicate. Donoven Bessie, 23, was arrested... more »
  • Grinches target one Gardere neighborhood Play Video

    December 8, 2015 7:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some grinches are up to no good in one Baton Rouge neighborhood. The Old Hermitage subdivision off of Gardere Lane has been hit particularly hard the last couple of months. Residents said the thieves are stealing decorations and packages. Surveillance video shows what appears to... more »
  • River Road house fire prompts arson investigation by St. George FD

    December 7, 2015 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say a house fire that happened on River Road early Sunday morning was suspicious in nature, and they’re now investigating what they say is a potential case of arson. Units from the St. George Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 10400... more »
  • Woman dies after shooting near Gardere

    December 4, 2015 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies are investigating a deadly shooting at 8338 Amy Drive near Gardere Friday morning where a woman was shot in the head. EBRSO spokesperson Casey Hicks said 27-year-old Louisa Garcia was transported to a local hospital where she later died. Hicks said Juan Angel Delarca... more »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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