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  • 9 arrested in La. as part of nationwide ICE sweep

    March 10, 2015 11:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Immigration authorities said agents recently arrested nine people in Louisiana who were suspected of being in the U. S. illegally as part of a nationwide immigration sweep. Homeland Security said the operation, called "Cross Check," targeted convicted criminals who were illegally in the country during the... more »
  • Winter precipitation returns to parts of Louisiana

    March 5, 2015 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Another round of wintry precipitation has returned to north Louisiana. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for areas north of Interstate 20 until noon Thursday. Snow is falling in Shreveport-Bossier City, while a wintry mix is hitting the ground in Monroe. Several public... more »
  • Winter storm watch continues for north Louisiana

    February 24, 2015 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A winter storm watch remains in effect for all of north Louisiana through Wednesday afternoon. The National Weather Service says a mixture of sleet and snow will move into the area Tuesday night. On Wednesday, much of the precipitation will change over to mostly snow. Along the... more »
  • Budget impasse could harm states

    February 23, 2015 2:23 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration is warning states that the possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would harm the nation's ability to counter the extremist appeal of the Islamic State group within the U.S. and help communities struggling with winter snowstorms. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says... more »
  • Arctic air heads to northern New England, parts of New York

    February 23, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. - Arctic air is returning to northern New England and parts of New York State after Sunday's brief sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures. The National Weather Service says temperatures will be 25 to 30 degrees below normal across much of the country on Monday. And anything... more »
  • Kentucky town has had enough of the 'Frozen' weather

    February 19, 2015 1:40 PM

    HARLAN, Ky. - The cold might not bother Disney's Queen Elsa, but it's wreaking enough havoc in Kentucky that a police department announced a joke warrant for the popular "Frozen" character's arrest. Police in the small, rural town of Harlan posted a Facebook message Wednesday about Elsa. They wrote: "Suspect... more »
  • Hard freeze warning in effect tonight for most of La.

    November 17, 2014 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness asked residents on Monday morning to prepare themselves for yet another round of severe winter weather. The National Weather Service issued a hard freeze warning or freeze warning for much of Louisiana. The freeze is expected... more »
  • State Police: Multi-agency drug bust a success

    May 5, 2014 5:44 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - State Police said a nearly year-long investigation led to the recent arrest of 24 individuals on drug-related charges in southwest Louisiana. Law enforcement officals said the investigation, called "Operation 27" because one principal suspect had been arrested 26 times before, was a joint effort between Louisiana... more »
  • Lake ice may trump record temps

    April 16, 2014 8:27 AM

    We look at thermometers and can instantly qualify the feeling of cold, warm or temperate. Wednesday Morning, a quick check of the numbers revealed record setting cold on the heels of a memorable winter in the Deep South. Baton Rouge bottomed out at 37° making it the coldest morning for... more »
  • Winter blast on the bayou

    March 20, 2014 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Twice the average number of freezes, four wintry precipitation events and a top ten coldest month headline winter 2013-2014 in Southern Louisiana. Still unrelenting for some, and as southerners welcome spring with spring-like weather, the WBRZ Weather Center looks back on an undoubtedly harsh winter in... more »
  • DHS: La. child porn ring biggest ever investigated

    March 18, 2014 11:33 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday that the recent dismantling of a child porn ring operated out of Louisiana is one of the largest child exploitation investigations their office has ever undertaken. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said during their investigation authorities identified 259 minor victims in... more »
  • Sand now causing issues on dry roads

    January 31, 2014 11:25 PM

    CENTRAL- Crews worked to clean highways of sand, spread to make roads safer after the ice event this week. Now, police said they were worried the sand was causing wrecks after the fact. The sand, while it helped in frozen conditions, is slick when the streets are dry and... more »
  • Road work not delayed much from winter weather

    January 31, 2014 5:45 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Work continues on Highway 73 between I-10 and Airline Highway after a three-day lull caused by the winter storm. Crews said the storm didn't impact the project much, besides the three days they were forced off the road. "The weather just needs to make it's mind... more »
  • Workers coming up short after icy weather

    January 30, 2014 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Workers who depend on tips for day-to-day expenses say the icy weather left them out in the cold after shutting down roads and closing businesses. Freddie Taylor, owner of Poor Boy Lloyd's downtown, said the deep freeze hurt his restaurant's numbers this week. "It shut... more »
  • Crews will fight ice on roads overnight yet again check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 29, 2014 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Crews will be spending another night out, de-icing priority highways as temperatures spend hours below freezing. Overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning, highway leaders will be monitoring weather conditions and road surfaces for problems. There could be closures, the state said late Wednesday. Before sunrise, temperatures... more »
  • Livingston Parish drivers learn tough lesson on ice

    January 29, 2014 4:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Dozens of crashes occurred after a curfew was lifted for Livingston Parish residents Wednesday morning. On Highway 16, there was a section near South Point Drive covered in ice that caused at least five drivers to go into a ditch. "I was just really bored at... more »
  • LPSO: 20 wrecks since curfew lifted

    January 29, 2014 11:38 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Authorities in Livingston Parish said they've worked more than a dozen wrecks since the curfew was lifted this morning. Deputies responded to a 5-vehicle pileup on an icy curve in Highway 16 around 11 a.m. They said there were no injuries, and a wreck which came... more »
  • Sunlight Wednesday doesn't mean safe roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 28, 2014 11:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The WBRZ storm team warned people Tuesday that dangerous winter conditions are not over. While sleet, ice, or snow subsided in the evening, cold temperatures mean roads will not thaw out by Wednesday morning. Expect it to be bitterly cold with morning wind chill values into... more »
  • Ice fight to continue overnight, Wednesday morning on roads Play Video

    January 28, 2014 11:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Ice is expected to linger on highways overnight and into Wednesday, making driving dangerous. But, the state will continue to fight the ice overnight Tuesday with crews targeting priority routes. A spokesperson for the Department of Transportation and Development said workers are covering shifts for 24-hours. Trucks... more »
  • Snow and sleet pounds West Feliciana Parish

    January 28, 2014 5:27 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A rare sight was visible on South Louisiana roads Tuesday. State workers used snow plows to clear thick ice off of roads in West Feliciana Parish. For law enforcement, there were headaches trying to ensure the roads were safe. Lukily, most listened to the warnings to stay... more »
  • Shoppers clear shelves, prepare for storm check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 27, 2014 10:17 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - As meteorologists and forecasters were warning people about a winter storm that could leave as much as a quarter of an inch of ice blanketing the area, people were storming stores to gather essentials for days of being stuck inside. As if it were a hurricane,... more »
  • CATS buses will not run Tuesday

    January 27, 2014 7:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Public transit will not run Tuesday, in anticipation of iced roads and unusual winter precipitation in the Baton Rouge area. Capital Area Transit System sent a message out through social media and its website alerting riders that buses will not run on January 28. "Due to expected... more »
  • Winter Storm Watch

    January 26, 2014 8:16 PM

    A WINTER STORM WATCH is has been issued by the National Weather Service from 6am Tuesday to 6am Wednesday for Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Ascension, Assumption and St. Mary Parishes along with Wilkinson, Amite and Pike Counties.... more »
  • Road closure update

    January 25, 2014 10:21 AM

    1:30 Update from State Police Atchafalaya Basin Bridge open eastbound, closed westbound. West Baton Rouge Parish: LA 1 entrance and exit ramps from I-10 East and West Iberville Parish: I-10 West at the Atchafalaya Basin East Baton Rouge Parish: I-110 North and South... more »
  • Road conditions expected to improve

    January 25, 2014 8:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The roads and bridges closed because of icy conditions are expected to open today as the temperatures rise above freezing and the roadways have had the time to thaw. State troopers say they do not know how long major roads will be closed, but they say the... more »
  • Thousands find alternate way across Mississippi River check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 24, 2014 9:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The icy conditions closed many roads and bridges Friday. Drivers waited in line for hours cross the 190 bridge after the Mississippi River bridge closed completely. The only sure way to get across the river is the Plaquemine Ferry. Even then, it's a long wait. ... more »
  • Mega Bus gets iced in at Baton Rouge stop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 24, 2014 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mega Bus gets stuck in Baton Rouge for hours on its way to Houston. More than 60 Mega Bus passengers got stuck in Baton Rouge as they waited for the ice to melt on the interstate. "Everybody was hoping that with what little bit that... more »
  • West Feliciana Parish battles icy roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 24, 2014 5:49 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Icy roads gave motorists trouble Friday in East and West Feliciana Parishes. Tommy Boyett with West Feliciana Parish Homeland Security said deputies responded to around a dozen car crashes due to icy roads. Parish workers spread sand and salt over bridges in the parish to fight... more »
  • 22 arrests made in New Orleans immigration protest

    November 15, 2013 11:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - 22 arrests were made as a result of a protest in New Orleans by pro-immigration activists. Several hundred demonstrators blocked a downtown New Orleans intersection Thursday to protest the tactics of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The protest was organized by the New Orleans Workers' Center... more »
  • Boy, 16, charged as adult in NYC ice-rink shooting

    November 11, 2013 9:10 AM

    NEW YORK- A teenager faces attempted murder charges in a weekend shooting at a crowded Manhattan ice-skating rink. The shooting occurred late Saturday at the Bryant Park rink behind the main building of the New York Public Library. A 20-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy were wounded. Police say the... more »
  • Police: Employee set dry ice blasts at LA airport

    October 15, 2013 2:23 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Police believe two dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport were triggered by a disgruntled employee and were not an act of terror. Deputy Chief Michael Downing says the bombs made by putting dry ice in 20-ounce bottles could have caused serious injury to anyone in close... more »
  • IG: Millions in ice allowed to melt during Isaac

    August 1, 2013 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Millions of pounds of ice from Hurricane Isaac were allowed to melt away following the storm, according to a report by the Office of the State Inspector General. According to the report, the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness bought 45 million pounds of... more »
  • Child predator crackdown

    July 15, 2013 7:28 PM

    WASHINGTON- Hundreds of accused child sex predators were busted in a nationwide crackdown dubbed Operation I-Guardian. It focused on identifying and rescuing victims of online sexual exploitation from May through June and 255 people were busted. Authorities say one of the men traded and produced online child pornography and face... more »
  • EBRSO arrests woman in ice cream shop robbery

    March 12, 2013 2:50 PM

    Baton Rouge- A woman accused of robbing a Baton Rouge ice cream shop is now behind bars. Deputies arrested 21 year-old Hannah Pressley for robbing the Cold Stone Creamery on Corporate Blvd. on Monday. Witnesses say Pressley entered the business wearing a bandana on her face, and pulled... more »
  • Southern storms: Ice, threat of some snow

    January 15, 2013 2:50 PM

    JACKSON, Miss.- Storms crossing the Southeast iced up roads and bridges and caused numerous car accidents in northern Mississippi, while parts of Alabama faced a possibility of some snow. Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said Tuesday that the stormy weather prompted several accidents after temperatures plunged and... more »
  • Former GOHSEP employee says millions wasted on ice check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 6, 2012 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A former employee at the Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says he was fired for pointing out taxpayer waste after Hurricane Isaac. Bruce Ellis says he was given additional duties before the storm hit. He says the state spent tens of millions of... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty in SS theft case

    December 3, 2012 4:50 PM

    SLIDELL - A woman accused of helping stuff the body of her roommate's dead father into an ice chest and stealing almost $34,000 of his Social Security checks has pleaded guilty. The Times-Picayune reports Heidi Todd, 45, pleaded guilty to unlawful disposal of human remains, mutilating or disinterring human remains... more »
  • Mercury has ice

    November 29, 2012 7:27 PM

    NASA says there is ice at Mercury's north pole and that a spacecraft confirmed the finding. The orbiting probe called Messenger found evidence of frozen water, although Mercury is the planet closest to the sun. The ice was found in a permanently shadowed region of the planet's north pole and... more »
  • Shell halts Chukchi Sea drilling

    September 10, 2012 3:41 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Royal Dutch Shell has halted drilling in the Chukchi Sea one day after it began because of sea ice moving toward the company's drill ship off Alaska. Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith tells The Associated Press that drilling was stopped as a precautionary measure in accordance with... more »
  • Immigration officials arrest more than 3,100

    April 2, 2012 11:35 AM

    WASHINGTON- Federal officials say they arrested more than 3,100 immigrants convicted of serious crimes and fugitives in a six-day nationwide sweep. Officials at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement say the sweep included every state and involved more than 1,900 of the agency's officers and agents. More than 1,000 of the... more »
  • Body found in ice chest identified

    March 19, 2012 4:59 PM

    SLIDELL - The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's office has identified the body recently found in an ice chest stored in a Slidell woman's home. The coroner said the body was that of 83-year-old Charles Fisher. No cause of death has been determined. DNA was used to identify Fisher's... more »
  • Ice bandits arrested after attack in Livingston Parish

    June 21, 2011 10:35 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said two men confessed to beating an elderly man and stealing ice and cash from him. Chief Deputy Jason Ard said Cody Powell, 18, and Glenn Castle, 23, were arrested after investigators located a truck witnesses said was used in the crime.... more »
  • One arrested, merchandise seized at BR flea market

    March 17, 2011 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man has been arrested and boxes of items seized as part of a counterfeit merchandise bust at a Baton Rouge flea market. News 2 was first on the scene as agents raided the #1 Outlet Flea Market on Florida Blvd. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, ICE,... more »
  • Budget cuts put specialized troopers on the streets during emergencies

    February 4, 2011 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The weather has state police working over-time, but a new use of troopers, current and retired, is preventing the extra work from costing extra. State Police say every trooper starts on the highways and by-ways of the state. And every trooper that may have moved up from there... more »
  • Coffee, movies, shelter priority during BR wintry weather

    February 3, 2011 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While DOTD and street crews have been working through the weather, News 2 found many people around town with other plans to get through this cold and ice. At one gas station in Baton Rouge, customers were in and out all day, but fuel hasn't been the... more »
  • LSU closes campus Friday due to weather

    February 3, 2011 4:07 PM

    Press Release from LSU: BATON ROUGE - With winter weather in the area creating hazardous travel conditions, LSU will be closed through Friday evening. All classes and events scheduled after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, and classes and events all day and evening on Friday, Feb. 4, have... more »
  • EBR Schools closed on Friday, Feb. 4

    February 3, 2011 1:39 PM

    Below is a statement from EBR Parish School System regarding classes being canceled on Friday, Feb. 4: "Due to the possibility of inclement winter weather in the Baton Rouge area overnight and into the morning hours, all schools and administrative offices in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System... more »
  • Icing on area roads, including I-10

    February 3, 2011 4:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to Louisiana State Police, some roadways are freezing over. The following closures have been reported to us by LSP/DOTD: St Mary’s Parish: • US 90 remains closed from the Calumet Bridge to LA 83. Traffic is being routed from US 90 onto LA 182 in... more »
  • DOTD prepped for icy roads

    February 2, 2011 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The La. Department of Transportation and Development is geared up for icy roads. Crews loaded trucks full of sand and made sure equipment was working properly. While DOTD can't predict what the weather will bring, it's preparing for the worst. "Our top priority is always I-10,... more »
  • Close Encounter for Deep impact

    November 18, 2010 7:19 PM

    NASA says the Deep Impact spacecraft braved a cosmic ice storm during a flight past the comet Hartley 2 earlier this month. New findings show the comet was surrounded by chunks of ice ranging from the size of golf balls to basketballs. The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in... more »
  • Metairie man arrested after counterfeiting investigation

    August 4, 2010 12:58 PM

    A Metairie man is in jail after he was caught with hundreds of counterfeit money orders. State Police Troop B says investigators discovered a FedEx package containing 325 bogus money orders being sent to 54 year old Brian Kent. It was sent from Nigeria. U.S. Immigration and... more »
  • Traffic stop leads to international fugitive arrest

    May 12, 2010 9:14 AM

    A traffic stop in Livingston Parish led deputies to the arrest of an international fugitive. Deputies stopped a car that matched the description of a vehicle used in a burglary in Denham Springs. When deputies stopped Roman Nemethy, he allegedly produced an International Driver's License that he said he purchased... more »
  • Ferries stuck in ice

    March 4, 2010 8:44 PM

    Sweden says four passenger ferries carrying more than a thousand people are stuck in ice in the Baltic Sea. The Swedish Maritime Administration says they've been trapped for hours off the coast of Sweden but there are no plans to evacuate. Helicopters and military hovercraft are on stanby in case... more »
  • Bond refused for former alderman and teacher

    March 4, 2010 7:32 AM

    Update: Larry Caillier Jr. has been denied bond on child pornography charges. According to investigators, the charges stem from an interaction Caillier had with a student in which the two allegedly exchanged explicit texts and photos by cell phones. Former Opelousas alderman and Opelousas High School teacher Larry Caillier... more »
  • Bond hearing set for former Opelousas councilman

    March 2, 2010 8:08 AM

    Former Opelousas alderman and Opelousas High School teacher Larry Caillier Jr. was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement on three separate charges involving child pornography. Caillier will appear before a federal judge Wednesday for a bond hearing. Caillier's attorney says he intends to plead not guilty. more »
  • Wind could be the real concern in snowy Northeast

    February 25, 2010 11:33 AM

    Forecasters say the worst of the latest snowstorm to hit the Northeast is yet to come. And it could be strong winds, rather than the foot or more of snow expected in some places, that wreaks the most havoc. Forecasters say that winds could reach 45 mph across a swath... more »
  • Grocery stores get rush before winter weather

    February 11, 2010 3:16 PM

    With winter weather on the way to the greater Baton Rouge area, people are hitting grocery stores to stock up on supplies for the next few days. Some people worry if the roads become icy or a significant amount of snow falls, they could be stuck in their homes.... more »
  • Boy saves brother after fall through ice in NJ

    February 1, 2010 9:35 AM

    Authorities in southern New Jersey say a 7-year-old boy helped save his 10-year-old brother, grabbing the older sibling after he fell through the ice and holding onto him until help arrived. Tristan Lavin kept ahold of Sage Lavin until police got there and pulled the boy from the frigid lagoon... more »
  • Some state offices to close early due to weather

    December 4, 2009 1:13 PM

    State government offices will close early in 13 parishes due to the threat of severe weather and icy road conditions. Offices in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis parishes will close at 2 p.m. Offices in Acadia, Evangeline, Lafayette, Iberia, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion will... more »

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