September 25, 2014 6:22 AM
BATON ROUGE - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge dropped by 5.7 percent in August, breaking a four-month streak of transactions outperforming 2013 numbers. According to figures released Wednesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, there were 851 home sales that closed in August in the nine-parish area.... more »
August 26, 2014 8:17 AM
BATON ROUGE - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge increased by 2 percent in July, thanks to increased sales in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes. There were 856 home sales that closed in July in the nine-parish area. That's according to figures released Monday by the Greater Baton Rouge... more »
July 17, 2014 2:56 PM
GULFPORT, Miss. - Police in coastal Mississippi say the body of a missing 5-year-old girl has been found in a vacant mobile home, and her death is being investigated as a homicide. Gulfport Police says the body of Janaya Makayia Thompson was found about 8:45 a.m. Thursday.
They say... more »
June 26, 2014 6:02 AM
BATON ROUGE - Eligible homebuyers can receive interest-free loans for up to $50,000 toward the purchase of a home under the East Baton Rouge Office of Community Development's Homebuyer Assistance program. The loans, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, cover gap financing for people who might... more »
June 18, 2014 5:55 AM
BATON ROUGE - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge increased by 8.9 percent in May, rebounding after a sales drop in March and sluggish growth in April. According to figures released Tuesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, there were 910 home sales that closed in May in... more »
June 13, 2014 2:43 PM
DARROW- Two men accused of burglarizing a home in Ascension Parish, are now behind bars.
Deputies say 18 year-old Brannon Ellis and 19 year-old Steven Joseph were arrested for burglarizing homes in the Ascension Trace Subdivision in Darrow.
A number of stolen items were recovered, including rifles.
... more »
June 13, 2014 7:14 AM
BATON ROUGE - Another vacant Baton Rouge home went up in flames early Friday morning.
Firefighters were called to the home in the 4600 block of Bawell St. around 4:30 a.m. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the kitchen and part of the attic burned. The rest of... more »
June 13, 2014 2:10 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Pentagon says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who's been recovering in Germany after five years as a Taliban captive, is back in the United States. A Pentagon spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, says Bergdahl arrived early Friday at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio on a flight... more »
May 22, 2014 9:06 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sales of existing U.S. homes rebounded slightly in April, but the pace of buying remained below last year's level. The National Association of Realtors says sales rose 1.3 percent from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.65 million. Purchases of homes over the past 12... more »
May 9, 2014 6:02 AM
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - Authorities say a northeast Florida woman who didn't like her neighbors had their mobile home demolished. According to an arrest report, Ana Maria Moreta Folch of St. Augustine told a heavy equipment operator that she owned the trailer and wanted it and its septic tank destroyed.... more »
April 21, 2014 11:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge area home sales dropped in March for the first time in 18 months of year to year increases.
The figures were released Monday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, showing a 14.6 percent drop from March 2013 to March 2014.
Sales... more »
March 3, 2014 10:07 PM
BAKER - A homeowner has two weeks to tear down an eyesore in Baker or the city says they'll do it for him.
It's been almost nine months since a small plane crashed into a Baker neighborhood. The wreckage hasn't changed much since the accident, and people who live... more »
March 3, 2014 2:50 PM
JARREAU- An 85 year-old Jarreau man died of smoke inhalation in a mobile home fire in Pointe Coupee Parish. That's according to the State Fire Marshal's Office.
Henry Jipson's body was pulled from the charred remains of the mobile home Saturday afternoon.
The cause of the fire remains... more »
February 7, 2014 10:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Webb Park area of Baton Rouge has had a handful of burglaries in the past week. Neighbors say items have been disappearing from their homes in the morning, after people head to work.
"We know that we're being watched," said Malcolm Young. "That's the thing... more »
January 17, 2014 2:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Friday night there was an obvious presence by Baton Rouge Police officers after a fourth home invasion and sexual assault was reported.
The latest attack happened earlier in the day, between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. It was the third incident in the city this week.... more »
January 14, 2014 10:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - People are taking extra precautions, especially once the sun sets in one area of town, after police issued a warning about home invasions.
Police are investigating three home invasions and sexual assaults in the Tara, Glen Oaks and Webb Park areas. The incidents have happened since... more »
January 13, 2014 9:50 PM
BAKER - People who live near a home that was the scene of a plane crash last year are putting heat on city leaders to destroy what is left of the charred home. In June, John Fowler had no where else to crash then into the home on Rue Jennifer,... more »
January 1, 2014 5:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - Two homes in Baton Rouge went up in flames just before the new year.
One home caught fire at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday night on North 47th Street, the other at 9:35 p.m. on North 30th Street.
On North 47th, Sandra Dixon was asleep when the... more »
December 30, 2013 10:37 AM
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December 24, 2013 2:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Mark Anderson built a painstaking replica of the plantation home where he grew up just so he can burn it down. It's among 125 bonfires to be set ablaze in a Christmas Eve tradition in the river parishes between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Most of the... more »
December 17, 2013 6:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - A little girl's wish to have her father home for Christmas came true today in Baton Rouge.
Madison Davis and her classmates at St. Jean Vianney wrote letters to the troops in Kuwait. What the class didn't know was that Madison's father, Master Sergeant Dean Davis,... more »
December 16, 2013 10:32 AM
BATON ROUGE- Dozens of Louisiana families will be getting their Christmas present early this year. Their loved ones are coming home.
After a flight delay, members of the Louisiana National Guard touched down Monday in Baton Rouge. They spent the last year in Kuwait.
Family and friends were... 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 »
November 28, 2013 11:48 AM
ZACHARY - Firefighters pulled a man from his burning home early this morning in Zachary.
The 58-year-old man was found on the floor of his home in the Sweet Briar Mobile Home Park on Samuels Road.
He was taken to the hospital. No other injuries were reported. The... more »
October 29, 2013 11:17 AM
AMITE - Plans for a new home for the Amite Police Department are moving forward. Mayor Buddy Bel says the town was waiting to see if the half-cent jail tax would pass before moving ahead on the renovation of an old state office building. Chief Jerry Trabona tells The Daily... more »
September 29, 2013 10:33 AM
BATON ROUGE - Dozens of volunteers renovated a transitional home Saturday as part of a service project for veterans.
Community members from Volunteers of America and The Home Depot volunteered their time to pressure wash, paint, and garden at the Garfield Transitional Home for Veterans.
The volunteers built... more »
September 25, 2013 2:39 PM
PONTIAC, Mich.- A man accused of trying to break into musician Kid Rock's suburban Detroit home has been sentenced to at least 46 months in prison. Brian Keith's sentence Wednesday was enhanced because of his previous criminal record. He recently pleaded no contest to attempted home invasion, malicious destruction of... more »
September 17, 2013 11:57 AM
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has approved new rules that extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home health care workers. The new rules will impact about 2 million workers. Home care aides have been exempt from federal wage laws since 1974, when they were placed in the same category... more »
September 13, 2013 4:18 PM
SCOTLANDVILLE - Habitat for Humanity marked its 300th home in the Baton Rouge area Friday morning.
The homeowners, Norvel and Takirri Blackburn, received the honor to own the milestone home after being chosen from a pool of elligible families. Norvel actually grew up in the 10th Habitat home in... more »
September 2, 2013 12:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said they found a man's body inside a mobile home which burned overnight in Baton Rouge.
Robert Combs with BRFD said investigators were leaving a suspected meth lab fire when they spotted the burning mobile home on North 22nd Street.
He said firefighters found... more »
August 31, 2013 4:40 PM
ELMIRA - People in an upstate New York neighborhood say the four victims of a home fire were children. Friday night's fire swept through a two-story home on a tidy block in the riverside city of Elmira, near the Pennsylvania border. Fire officials say the building was engulfed in flames... more »
August 21, 2013 10:43 PM
BATON ROUGE- A grand jury indicted five people on racketeering, drugs and weapon charges Wednesday.
Christopher Varnado, Ronza Robertson, Marlene Varnado, Kenneth Robertson, and Dearcy Robertson were named on the indictment. Varnado is the alleged ringleader, authorities have said. They believe Dearcy Robertson was also involved in organizing the... more »
August 4, 2013 6:31 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana gay activist says somebody tore the rainbow flag from his balcony and spray-painted a slur on the house he and his partner share. Police say they and the FBI are investigating it as a hate crime. Sixty-eight-year-old John Hill says a neighbor got surveillance video.... more »
July 30, 2013 10:19 AM
WASHINGTON - U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May compared with a year ago, the biggest yearly gain since March 2006. The increase shows the housing recovery is strengthening. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index also surged 2.4 percent in May from April, nearly matching the previous... more »
July 17, 2013 10:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - A motions hearing is scheduled for this morning in the trial of Dustin Musso, who's accused of murdering his grandfather, setting the man's home on fire and stealing his car.
In March a judge ruled Musso was competent to stand trial. He faces first-degree murder charges... more »
July 16, 2013 1:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU's home opener for the 2013 season against UAB will kick off at 6 p.m. CT on Sept. 7, and be televised on ESPNU.
The SEC announced the time Tuesday as part of the league's release of the early season TV schedule.
LSU's game against... more »
July 4, 2013 3:21 PM
YARNELL, Ariz. - Some residents who were forced to evacuate due to a deadly Arizona wildfire will be allowed to return to their homes Thursday evening. Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher says the evacuation order is being lifted only for Peeples Valley. Only those who can show proof of residency... more »
June 27, 2013 7:24 PM
ESCANABA, MICHIGAN- A mom and her boyfriend pleaded guilty to abusing her 15-year-old son who was kept inside a house in a makeshift room and tortured and abused for four-years. The boy was a prisoner in his house and rarely left a room made from tarps. He was rescued in... more »
June 25, 2013 8:55 AM
NEW YORK- Encouraging reports on home prices and orders for manufactured goods are sending stock prices higher in early trading on Wall Street. Homebuilder stocks rose sharply after home prices rose sharply in April and Lennar reported better earnings than the market was expecting. The Dow Jones industrial average was... more »
June 24, 2013 10:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - An undercover investigation involving heroin led to a raid at a home on Ovid St. on Friday.
Sources told WBRZ News 2 the raid was a part of joint investigation with the federal, state, and local authorities. More details are expected to be released later Tuesday.... more »
June 15, 2013 4:38 PM
BATON ROUGE- In less than three hours, someone will win a new home.
WBRZ presents the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway at 7 p.m. On WBRZ Channel 2 Saturday evening.
Tickets are still available to win the house, although they are selling fast! To reserve one call (800)... more »
June 15, 2013 1:06 AM
BATON ROUGE- Saturday, someone will win a nearly half-million dollar house. The house will be given-away live on television to the lucky person.
It is for the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. A $100 ticket secures a chance at winning the house in an upscale neighborhood in southeast... more »
June 12, 2013 3:07 PM
KENNER - Allegations about a home-based marijuana growing operation have led to the arrest of a Kenner man on drug and weapon charges. Kenner police said they received an anonymous tip about marijuana being grown at a residence. Detectives searched the home Tuesday and found 32 marijuana plants, plus 18... more »
June 8, 2013 10:32 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. - The 2013 St. Jude Dream Home opens again Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. to peek at new ideas in home building.
While touring the house for free, you can also buy a raffle ticket to win the home. Proceeds benefit the... more »
May 28, 2013 8:56 AM
NEW YORK- A jump in home prices is helping send the stock market sharply higher in early trading. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 143 points to 15,447 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, a gain of 1 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 17 points at... more »
May 24, 2013 5:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - Home decorator Stacy Naquin appeared on News 2 at 4 today to discuss the hottest trends for your home this summer.
She owns Stacy Naquin Interiors in Baton Rouge.
For more information you can contact her at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 22, 2013 11:36 AM
SLIDELL- A 52-year-old Slidell retirement home employee is facing several theft charges after police say she stole jewelry and a digital camera from residents and then sold the items to local pawn shops. The Times-Picayune reports Stephanie Ducre is being held in the St. Tammany Parish Jail on a $25,000... more »
May 22, 2013 10:38 AM
BAYOU CORNE - Authorities said strong storms today caused a fire at a Bayou Corne home evacuated due to the nearby sinkhole.
Sheriff Mike Waguespack posted a picture of the damaged home on social media early this morning, saying it added "insult to injury."
There were no injuries... more »
May 20, 2013 4:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - Proposals making it more difficult to cut the rates paid to hospitals and nursing homes for taking care of Medicaid patients are nearing final passage. Support from lawmakers comes despite concerns the constitutional amendments would further limit budget areas available to cut when Louisiana has financial woes... more »
May 20, 2013 11:22 AM
PINEVILLE - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say a complaint from a homeowner has led to an arrest. . The homeowner contracted a Pineville man for repairs after the Christmas 2012 tornado damaged his home. Deputies tell The Town Talk 58-year-old Joe Jaime was arrested and booked into the Rapides Parish... 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 3:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS- Louisiana may ease some of the restrictions on the use of federal aid money in the state Road Home program for homeowners who were looking to rebuild, repair or sell property damaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The state's Office of Community said its proposals include... more »
May 6, 2013 1:11 PM
MINNEAPOLIS - The FBI says a potential terror attack that it believes was disrupted by a mobile home raid was in its "planning stages" and the target was believed to be in western Minnesota. Buford Rogers was arrested Friday after a search of the 24-year-old's Montevideo home turned up Molotov... more »
May 2, 2013 10:25 PM
BATON ROUGE- The home of a man in jail on child porn charges will be torn down once utilities are disconnected the city said Thursday.
A sign alerting of the demolition has already been posted on the home on Stoney Creek Avenue.
David Burke lived there until he... 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 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 21, 2013 5:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - A judge ruled that Oxford Homes, which house men and women with disabilities as well as recovering alcoholics and drug addicts, can stay in Baton Rouge.
A year ago Westminster neighborhood board members attempted to prevent recovering alcoholics and drug addicts from living in group homes... more »
March 19, 2013 8:57 AM
NEW YORK- A surprisingly strong increase in new home construction is sending stocks higher in early trading on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 40 points, or 0.3 percent, to 14,491 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up two points, or... more »
March 18, 2013 2:38 PM
Walker- A man who admitted to police he crashed into a home in Livingston Parish over the weekend, then took off on foot, is now behind bars.
Police say early Saturday morning, Ashlyn Schroeder walked out of her home on Gaylord Road in Walker and found a car crashed... more »
March 7, 2013 10:51 AM
BATON ROUGE - Homeowners and builders across the area have a chance to get design ideas and more from the Habitat Home and Garden Show this weekend in Baton Rouge.
The show is organized by the Capital Region Builders Association, and runs Saturday and Sunday March 9 and 10... more »
March 5, 2013 9:53 PM
BATON ROUGE- The city will deal with a house where hundreds of images of child pornography were found last year.
Neighbors have complained about the house on Stoney Creek Ave.
A judge ruled the city can make repairs, and if it is deemed dangerous, it can be torn... more »
February 25, 2013 2:42 PM
BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal is facing trouble in Louisiana, even he gives advice on how the GOP can regroup and looks to position himself to be a national party front man.
The new head of the Republican Governors Association has made a series of cuts to health services... more »
February 21, 2013 12:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU football legend Billy Cannon left the hospital today after treatment for a stroke, according to the university's athletic department.
Spokesperson Herb Vincent said Cannon's family told him the former Heisman winner was on his way home. He was rushed to the hospital Tuesday from Angola... more »
February 19, 2013 3:43 PM
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says Americans don't need semi-automatic weapons to protect their homes because a couple of blasts from a shotgun will scare off intruders. The vice president encouraged those worried about defending themselves to buy a shotgun. He was speaking Tuesday in an online video as... more »
February 17, 2013 10:34 AM
GRETNA, La. - Jefferson Parish authorities say an 81-year-old woman has been shot and killed after someone fire into her home in the Bridge City community. Sheriff Newell Normand says in a news release that it's not clear if the woman was the intended target in the shooting, but she... more »
February 7, 2013 6:53 AM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities have arrested a Baton Rouge home builder accused of failing to pay more than 30 subcontractors more than $528,000 on four home building projects in 2012. Quinn Martin, was booked Tuesday on 54 counts of misapplication of payments by a contractor and four counts of felony... more »
January 30, 2013 2:00 PM
PHOENIX - Phoenix police are at a home connected to the scene of an office complex shooting. Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos says police are talking to someone at the home who is not the suspect. Martos says the home is connected to the shooting that wounded three people but... more »
January 28, 2013 2:06 PM
BOSSIER CITY - Two people have been found dead inside a home in Bossier City. Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale says that an elderly couple lived in the home. Their identities have not been released. Authorities responded to the home about 10 a.m. Monday after a relative stopped at the... more »
January 21, 2013 5:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a group of 3,000 volunteers made up of more than 200 organizations spent their time cleaning up neighborhoods.
Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority lead the 2nd Annual MLK Day of Service. The day... more »
January 11, 2013 2:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a woman killed when someone shot at her apartment on La Margie street in Baton Rouge last night.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said Shaquanan Jones, 26, died around 9:30 p.m. last night. He said she'd been hit by... more »
January 8, 2013 4:12 PM
BELLE ROSE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help today finding the people responsible for a home invasion in Belle Rose earlier this week.
Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said two masked men robbed a 22-year-old Belle Rose resident in his home the night of Jan. 6.
... more »
December 12, 2012 10:33 AM
LIVONIA - A teen shot in the head during a hunting accident is doing better than expected, according to his father.
He said Brandt Torres, 15, was able to come home from the hospital Tuesday. He said his son was also talking a little bit, and would be starting... more »
December 11, 2012 11:24 AM
NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say a 34-year-old man was shot and killed during an apparent robbery attempt Monday night after a family that returned home startled the gunmen. The Times-Picayune reports Cory Bush was standing outside of his house around 9:45 p.m. Monday when he was approached by three... more »
December 10, 2012 8:47 AM
HOUMA - More structures in Terrebonne Parish will get a boost above future storm surges with another wave of federal grants.
About $3 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency money will be used to elevate 11 homes and one commercial building in Terrebonne Parish.
The money comes from... more »
November 30, 2012 3:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - A fire destroyed a home in East Baton Rouge Parish this afternoon.
It happened at 6898 Lacey Drive in northern Baton Rouge around 2:40 p.m.
Firefighters said a woman was inside the home when the fire started, but made it out without injury.
The... more »
November 28, 2012 1:06 PM
WASHINGTON - A pickup in consumer spending and steady home sales helped lift economic growth in October and early November in most parts of the United States, according to a Federal Reserve survey. The one exception was the Northeast, which was slowed by Superstorm Sandy. The Fed says growth improved... more »
November 27, 2012 12:20 AM
BATON ROUGE - Court documents show Shermaine Matthews was the primary witness in a shooting on the Mississippi River Bridge earlier this year.
Family members said Matthews, 28, was shot five times while traveling in a car on the bridge on the Fourth of July. He was in critical... more »
November 26, 2012 2:36 PM
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. - Authorities say a Minnesota man admits firing more shots than necessary at two teenagers he said had broken into his home. He's charged with murder in the shooting deaths of the 18-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy, who was the girl's cousin. They were shot on Thanksgiving... more »
November 20, 2012 12:27 PM
WASHINGTON - The government reports that the nation's home builders began construction last month on the most homes and apartments since July 2008. It is fresh evidence that the housing recovery is gaining momentum. The Commerce Department says builders broke ground on homes in October at a seasonally adjusted annual... more »
November 13, 2012 9:44 PM
JACKSON, Miss- Three people are dead after a plane crashed into a neighborhood Tuesday evening.
The Piper PA-32 single-engine plane went down on top of a house near Hawkins Field Airport and ignited a fireball.
Dental records or DNA would be needed to confirm the identities of the... more »
November 13, 2012 6:35 PM
JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities say a small plane with three people aboard has crashed into a neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi, near an airport. A Jackson deputy fire chief told WJTV-TV that one person escaped a burning home Tuesday evening with minor injuries. It was not immediately clear if anyone else... more »
November 12, 2012 6:41 PM
BAYOU CORNE - State conservation officials issued a series of orders today for Texas Brine to follow as they continue to clean up a sinkhole which formed on their property in Assumption Parish.
State Commissioner of Conservation James Welsh ordered the company to install a network of observation and... more »
November 7, 2012 5:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge asked the public today for help identifying three men involved in a supply store theft this summer.
Police released a surveillance photo of three men taken back in July. They said on July 11 and 12 they came into the Home Depot... more »