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  • New Hampshire hospital emergency reopens after mystery odor

    August 12, 2017 2:04 PM

    EXETER, N.H. - A hospital emergency department in New Hampshire is open again, one day after an unknown odor sickened 19 workers. Nineteen staff members at Exeter Hospital were evaluated after some complained of dizziness and nausea on Friday morning. Officials say all had recovered by Friday evening.... more »
  • Rep. Steve Scalise released from hospital; to begin inpatient rehabilitation

    July 26, 2017 11:55 AM

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Scalise has "made excellent progress" and was discharged from the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the hospital announced on Wednesday. Scalise is now entering into "intensive inpatient rehabilitation." The hospital provided the following update: "Congressman Steve Scalise has made excellent... more »
  • Dad arrested for speeding to hospital with wife in labor

    July 20, 2017 11:16 AM

    PINEVILLE - A Louisiana man who was rushing his wife to the hospital at speeds topping 100 mph missed his child's birth because he was in jail. KALB-TV reports that Zak Evans was arrested Monday and remained in jail as the couple's daughter was born. His wife,... more »
  • Former President Jimmy Carter taken to hospital 'as a precaution'

    July 13, 2017 1:42 PM

    ATLANTA - A spokeswoman for former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he was taken to a hospital "as a precaution" after becoming dehydrated at a Habitat for Humanity construction project in Canada. Carter spokeswoman Deanna Congileo says the 92-year-old Carter was taken to St. Boniface General Hospital for... more »
  • Some patients in NYC hospital shooting improve

    July 1, 2017 12:43 PM

    NEW YORK - Officials at a New York hospital where a former doctor opened fire, killing one and injuring six, say the conditions of some of the victims have improved. Bronx Lebanon Hospital vice president Errol C. Schneer said Saturday that three patients who were listed as very... more »
  • 1 doctor dead, several fighting for lives after NYC hospital shooting

    June 30, 2017 3:37 PM

    NEW YORK - New York City's mayor says one doctor is dead and several others are fighting for their lives after a gunman opened fire at a city hospital. Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at a news conference Friday, hours after a doctor with a rifle concealed... more »
  • Potentially deadly amoeba found in Louisiana water system

    June 29, 2017 8:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana health officials say a potentially deadly amoeba has been detected in a Terrebonne Parish water system. The Louisiana Department of Health says the presence of Naegleria fowleri has been found in the Schriever Water System. Officials said Thursday the tap water is safe to drink but... more »
  • Person taken to hospital after incident near Dutchtown High School

    June 7, 2017 4:08 PM

    DUTCHTOWN – One person has been taken to the hospital after an incident near Dutchtown High School, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office confirms that one person was airlifted from the parking lot of the high school following the incident. Further details have not... more »
  • Surviving victim of Portland train attack out of hospital

    May 30, 2017 12:14 PM

    PORTLAND - The lone surviving victim of a triple stabbing aboard a Portland light-rail train has been released from the hospital. Micah Fletcher suffered a neck wound Friday after coming to the defense of two young women who were verbally abused by a man before he allegedly stabbed Fletcher and... more »
  • Recognizing National EMS Week Play Video

    May 26, 2017 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Paramedics working countless hours in the community are recognized for doing what they do best. This week marks National EMS Week. Friday, WBRZ joined an EMS crew in the middle of their shift as it responded to calls around East Baton Rouge Parish. The ride-along included... more »
  • 12-year-old girl first to receive life-changing treatment in Baton Rouge area Play Video

    May 10, 2017 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 12-year-old girl from Central will be the first person in the capitol area to receive a new treatment for her rare disorder. Sydney Donovan suffers from a rare genetic disorder known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). It's similar to muscular dystrophy in that it degrades... more »
  • UPDATE: Drag racing leads to fatal crash on Airline Hwy. Friday night

    May 5, 2017 11:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police say drag racing led to a fatal crash on Airline Hwy. where one person was killed and two others were injured. Sources say the crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Airline Highway near Barringer Foreman Road. The crash took the life of 20-year-old... more »
  • 13-year-old dies after shooting at Greenwell Springs apartment complex Play Video

    May 5, 2017 8:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's Deputies have confirmed a 13-year-old his died after a Friday night shooting at a Greenwell Springs Road apartment complex. EBRSO officials say the shooting happened at the Mallard Crossing apartments in the 11300 block of Greenwell Springs Road. Officials say the victim was shot... more »
  • Florida Blvd. reopens following head-on crash

    May 5, 2017 8:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews are responding to a head-on crash that left multiple people injured on Florida Blvd. The crash happened after 7:15 p.m. on Florida Blvd. near McGehee Drive. Sources on scene say at least two people have been transported to the hospital, at least one of... more »
  • School bus crash in LaPlace sends 14 students to hospital with minor injuries

    May 5, 2017 5:53 PM

    LAPLACE – The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a Friday afternoon crash that involved a school bus and pick up truck. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of St. Andrew's Boulevard in LaPlace. The bus was carrying 28 students at the time of... more »
  • George HW Bush released after latest Houston hospital stay

    April 28, 2017 1:29 PM

    HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital where he received treatment for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis during a two-week stay. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement that the 92-year-old Bush was discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital on... more »
  • Victims in Thursday Livonia crash identified as married couple Play Video

    April 27, 2017 7:44 PM

    LIVONIA - Two victims in a crash on Hwy 190 in Livonia Thursday have been identified. The 3-car crash happened just east of the city limits around 6:30 p.m. Livonia Police tell News 2, the wreck claimed the lives of Daniel and Ramonia O'Brien, a married couple from... more »
  • 89-year-old taken to hospital after crash on Hooper Road Play Video

    April 25, 2017 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An 89-year-old man was taken to the hospital following a crash on Hooper Road. The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Hooper and Mickens Road. A white SUV t-boned a tan car at the intersection. The 89-year-old man was the passenger of the car. The... more »
  • Doctors to keep George HW Bush in hospital a few more days

    April 24, 2017 8:45 PM

    HOUSTON - A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the nation's 41st president will remain in a Houston hospital for a few more days of observation while he recovers from a mild case of pneumonia. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Monday that the medical team at Houston Methodist... more »
  • George HW Bush to stay through weekend in Houston hospital

    April 21, 2017 4:43 PM

    HOUSTON - A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the nation's 41st president will remain in a Houston hospital through the weekend while he recovers from a mild case of pneumonia. Family spokesman Jim McGrath posted Friday on Twitter that doctors will keep the 92-year-old Bush at Houston... more »
  • Anti-allergy medicine EpiPen recall expands to US

    March 31, 2017 10:23 PM

    A recall of the emergency anti-allergy medicine EpiPen is expanding to the U.S. and other markets in North America, Europe, Asia and South America because the allergy shots may not work. The notice issued Friday by Mylan N.V. expands upon warnings made earlier this month after two reports of the... more »
  • Baton Rouge General welcomes first 2017 Mardi Gras babies

    February 28, 2017 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge General is celebrating its first Mardi Gras babies of 2017. Halie Branam and Jay Johnson welcomed baby Leaon Francis Johnson into the world at 9:52 a.m. Tuesday. Weighing 6 lbs and 12 oz, Leaon is the first Mardi Gras baby born at Baton Rouge... more »
  • Paraplegic woman stuck to mattress after left in bed for two years Play Video

    February 27, 2017 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A paraplegic woman was transported to the hospital with infections after she was improperly cared for over the past two years. According to arrest records, 53-year-old Quintin Harris and 75-year-old Barbara Harris were arrested by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Sunday after it was determined... more »
  • Police responding to reports of gunfire at Houston hospital

    February 21, 2017 4:08 PM

    HOUSTON - Police in Houston are responding to reports of shots fired inside a hospital at Houston's Texas Medical Center. Houston police spokesman Kese Smith says authorities have no immediate word of anyone being wounded. He says authorities began receiving reports shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Smith says officers and... more »
  • 2 people shot in car on Finch Street

    February 16, 2017 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two people are being taken to the hospital after a shooting on Finch Street in North Baton Rouge. According to a BRPD spokesperson, the shooting happened around 9 p.m. in the 2500 block of Finch Street. Officers say a male and a female victim suffered... more »
  • Baton Rouge General announces CEO

    February 13, 2017 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge General/General Health System's Board of Trustees officially announced Edgardo Tenreiro as its CEO. Tenreiro has been serving as acting CEO since August and has served as Baton Rouge General's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for eight years. He has been with... more »
  • Stabbing on Jefferson Ave. sends one to hospital

    February 10, 2017 8:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are responding to a stabbing on Jefferson Avenue. It happened just before 7 p.m. at a home in the 2600 block of Jefferson Avenue. BRPD sources say one person was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a stabbing. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"... more »
  • BRPD squad car involved in accident on Airline Highway Play Video

    February 3, 2017 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer was involved in an accident on Airline Highway. #BREAKING @BRPD officer involved in a crash on Airline Hwy near Coursey Blvd. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/YFSkVDuoaP — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) February 4, 2017 The crash happened on Airline Highway... more »
  • Crash on North Foster Drive sends four to the hospital

    February 2, 2017 9:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews are treating multiple crash victims following an accident on North Foster Drive. Sources say four people are being transported for various non-life threatening injuries. The crash occurred on North Foster Drive and Fairfield Avenue. Stay tuned for updates. more »
  • George HW Bush is released from Houston hospital

    January 30, 2017 6:33 PM

    HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital where he received treatment for pneumonia for more than two weeks. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement Monday that the 92-year-old Bush is thankful for the prayers and kind messages he's received during his... more »
  • Hackers posing as administrator get 200 workers' W-2 forms Play Video

    January 30, 2017 5:18 PM

    NEW ROADS – Hospital officials at Pointe Coupee General said compromised tax documents were accessed during a “security breach." Two-hundred documents were obtained in an email hack attack, hospital administrator Chad Olinde said. A source inside the hospital told WBRZ News 2 reporter Brett Buffington someone forwarded W-2... more »
  • Trooper injured by passing driver during traffic stop

    January 27, 2017 10:37 PM

    GREENSBURG - A Louisiana State Police Trooper has been injured after being hit during a traffic stop by a passing driver. Police say the crash happened Friday afternoon. The trooper stopped a driver on Highway 449 south of Highway 37 in St. Helena Parish for a traffic violation. The... more »
  • Unhinged man escapes ambulance, causes disturbance at school Wednesday Play Video

    January 25, 2017 11:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police and paramedics had to deal with a patient that caused a disturbance near a school and then escaped from an ambulance Wednesday evening. A state trooper at St. Thomas More Catholic School was on the scene by coincidence at a time when some parents were picking... more »
  • George HW Bush to be released from ICU

    January 23, 2017 11:33 AM

    HOUSTON Tx. - Doctors say former President George H.W. Bush will soon be moved from the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital where he has been treated for pneumonia. Dr. Amy Mynderse says the 92-year-old Bush will be moved from the ICU at the Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday.... more »
  • One taken to hospital following Old Scenic Hwy crash

    January 20, 2017 11:13 PM

    BAKER - Rescue crews worked to cut a person out of their car following a crash on Old Scenic Hwy. JUST IN: Here's a picture of the crash scene on Old Scenic. One person has been taken to the hospital. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/66gESZ9lyG — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) January 21,... more »
  • Chief of staff: George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston

    January 18, 2017 11:17 AM

    HOUSTON - A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the 92-year-old was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital over the weekend for shortness of breath. Spokesman Jim McGrath says in an email to The Associated Press that Bush has responded well to treatments and that doctors are pleased with... more »
  • Stolen laptop had info of thousands of hospital patients

    January 16, 2017 9:48 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Officials at Children's Hospital Los Angeles say a laptop stolen from a physician's car last year may have contained personal health information for nearly 3,600 patients. The Los Angeles Daily News reports Monday thousands of families whose children were treated at the hospital will receive letters this... more »
  • Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group reopens pre-flood location

    January 16, 2017 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Our Lady of the Lake Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Group in Baker reopens it location at 6516 E. Myrtle Ave. Monday. The clinic took on roughly 10 inches of water and closed for five months after the Baton Rouge area experienced major flooding in August. The... more »
  • Manson back at Central California prison after hospital stay

    January 7, 2017 7:27 PM

    BAKERSFIELD - Charles Manson is back in a California prison after a hospital stay for an unspecified medical problem. State corrections department spokesman Jeffrey Callison says Saturday that Manson is at Corcoran State Prison in Central California. In an email, Callison adds that the department has never stated Manson ever... more »
  • 1 airport victim to be released from hospital

    January 7, 2017 3:52 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE - Florida hospital officials say one of the airport shooting victims is expected to be released. Six gunshot victims were brought to Broward Health Medical Center after Friday's shooting in which five others died. Officials said Saturday at a news conference with Gov. Rick Scott that one is... more »
  • Red Cross calls UK hospital crowding a "humanitarian crisis"

    January 7, 2017 9:00 AM

    LONDON - The British Red Cross says overcrowding in hospital emergency rooms has become a "humanitarian crisis." The charity says it has dispatched volunteers to help patients go home and free up hospital beds. It claims cuts to social-care funding by the Conservative government mean some patients can't be discharged... more »
  • Seattle firetrucks collide, 8 firefighters sent to hospital

    January 2, 2017 8:04 PM

    SEATTLE - A collision between two Seattle firetrucks responding to a call sent eight firefighters to the hospital. Fire department officials tell The Seattle Times that the firefighters suffered no serious injuries in the Sunday morning crash and were treated and released. Department spokeswoman Alice Kim says a fire engine... more »
  • One injured in shooting on Heidel Avenue

    December 24, 2016 11:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person has been transported to the hospital after a shooting on Heidel Avenue. Officials say it happened around 9:30 in the 6000 block of Heidel Avenue near E. Brookstown Drive. The victim was transported to the hospital to be treated for undisclosed injuries. Officials... more »
  • LSU Health: $6.4M contract to clean vacant Charity Hospital

    December 24, 2016 11:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Early next year, crews will begin cleaning out the art deco public hospital abandoned after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans tells WDSU-TV (http://bit.ly/2hQRQe4 ) that it has awarded a $6.4 million contract to clean Charity Hospital. Spokeswoman Leslie... 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 »
  • Edwin Edwards released from hospital

    December 15, 2016 11:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Edwin Edwards has been released from the hospital after battling pneumonia, according to the former governor's wife. In a post on her facebook page, Trina Scott Edwards wrote "We're missing the Governor's Christmas party and Eli's first school Christmas program tonight, but we're home from the... more »
  • Two hurt after tree crashes down on Blackwell Street home

    December 15, 2016 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two people were taken to the hospital Thursday with moderate injuries after a tree crashed down on a Blackwell Street home. One mother told Brett Buffington that she heard a “crack” before it crashed down on top of her son and neighbors around 4 p.m. Thursday.... more »
  • Separated conjoined twins meet for first time since surgery

    December 14, 2016 11:33 PM

    PALO ALTO, Calif. - The conjoined California twins that were separated last week following a 17-hour marathon surgery have been reunited for the first time since the operation. Eva and Erika Sandoval have been recovering in separate beds in the same room, but they could not see each other well.... more »
  • 2 shot on Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive; non-life threatening injuries

    November 23, 2016 8:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting that left two men with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday. A BRPD spokesperson says the shooting occured around 6:00 p.m. in the 800 block of Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive near South Blvd. Police say 2 men were shot. Both had non-life... more »
  • Police: Man rushing to see hurt father crashes; 2 killed

    October 15, 2016 2:17 PM

    PHILADELPHIA, PA- Authorities say a young man was apparently rushing to a Philadelphia hospital to see his injured father when he ran a red light, resulting in a crash that killed his two passengers. Police say the 18-year-old driver ran a red light early Friday morning and was struck by... more »
  • Edwards and 1 LSU hospital manager haven't reached deal

    September 16, 2016 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has reached renegotiated deals with all but one of the operators of the charity hospitals and patient services previously managed by LSU. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne said seven of the eight hospital operators had agreed to reworked terms Friday. The Biomedical... more »
  • LSU seeks new hospitals to train doctors in north Louisiana

    September 2, 2016 9:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is shopping around for new health care deals in north Louisiana. The university system wants to move some of its doctors-in-training to more hospitals in the region because its relationship with the operator of the state-owned hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe continues to deteriorate. University System... more »
  • WATCH: Wounded deputy greeted with hero's welcome home Thursday afternoon Play Video

    July 21, 2016 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy Bruce Simmons was released from the hospital Thursday and arrived home to a hero's welcome from neighbors, law enforcement and area firefighters. Simmons survived an ambush on Baton Rouge Police and other sheriff's deputies Sunday. A gunman killed three officers... more »
  • 1 officer released from OLOL; 1 remains in critical condition

    July 18, 2016 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One officer injured in Sunday's shooting on Airline Highway has been released from the hospital. A sheriff's deputy remains in critical condition at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, according to a news release from the hospital. Another deputy is in fair condition... more »
  • More abortion restrictions coming for La. women, doctors

    June 28, 2016 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While Louisiana's law requiring abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges may be jeopardized by this week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, more limitations on the procedure are planned in the state. Lawmakers enacted new abortion restrictions in the regular legislative session that ended earlier this month. They... more »
  • Jefferson Parish deputy killed identified, suspect in custody

    June 22, 2016 2:25 PM

    HARVEY - Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office confirms an officer shot multiple times Wednesday afternoon in Harvey, La has died. The sheriff's deputy shot to death on a busy suburban New Orleans street has been identified as 51-year-old David F. Michel Jr. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's spokesman Col. John Fortunato said... more »
  • Rapper Lil Wayne leaves hospital; he's called 'all good'

    June 15, 2016 12:31 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. - A publicist says rapper Lil Wayne has left an Omaha hospital and intends to perform Saturday night as scheduled. The 33-year-old New Orleans native was hospitalized after his private jet was forced by a medical emergency to land Monday at Omaha's Eppley Airfield. He was later described... more »
  • Blogger kicked out of Metro Council during NBR healthcare discussion Play Video

    May 25, 2016 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A popular community blogger was escorted out of the Metro Council meeting Wednesday afternoon during a heated debate over a plan to bring emergency health services back to North Baton Rouge. Watch the exchange between Metro Councilman Chandler Loupe and Gary Chambers here: #WATCH... more »
  • "Medical village" could help North Baton Rouge Play Video

    May 18, 2016 8:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Community activist group Together Baton Rouge wants to create a medical complex in the northern part of the city. They call it a "medical village" where doctors and social workers can set up private practices in subsidized office space. The plan would require a property owner to... more »
  • Investors meet to discuss emergency room in North Baton Rouge Play Video

    April 28, 2016 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investors met with the #NBRNOW Blue Ribbon Commission Thursday to discuss building an emergency room in North Baton Rouge. Leaders of the healthcare company Next Health said if the money is there, they will waste no time building the new emergency room, and it could be... more »
  • Man abducts pregnant New Orleans woman, kills himself in hospital

    April 23, 2016 2:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE -- The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating an alleged abduction of a pregnant woman in New Orleans by a man who later shot and killed himself inside of a Baton Rouge hospital. New Orleans Police are investigating if the man was also involved in an earlier carjacking... more »
  • Nursing home patients could get more choice Play Video

    April 22, 2016 8:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Putting a loved-one in a nursing home is a tough decision but advocates for the elderly say it shouldn't be the only choice. Funding for nursing homes is guaranteed under Louisiana's constitution, not the case for at-home care. "The way our system is structured, most people are forced... more »
  • Inquiry set after hospital construction collapse injures 9

    April 9, 2016 3:03 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Federal officials are investigating a construction site collapse at a hospital that left nine workers with minor injuries. Shreveport Fire Chief Scott Wolverton tells KTBS-TV that concrete being poured for an expansion of the Willis-Knighton Medical Center North collapsed when scaffolding and supports gave way Friday morning. Workers... more »
  • Lawmaker wants to prove politicians are lying about Medicaid Play Video

    March 30, 2016 7:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Senator Ryan Gatti is taking a bold step, he sponsoring a bill he actually opposes. The Bossier City Republican wants to steal the thunder from opportunistic politicians who like to blame Medicaid patients for Louisiana's budget woes. The freshman senator said he's tired of hearing rumors... more »

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