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  • Fire destroys home on Castlewood Drive

    June 25, 2016 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire at a home on Castlewood Drive in Baton Rouge late Friday night. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the incident happened around 11:52 p.m. Friday night in the 800 block of Castlewood Drive. Two people were... more »
  • Man wanted for car burglaries and car theft in Gonzales

    June 24, 2016 4:15 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for several car burglaries and a car theft. On Tuesday, June 21, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to several car burglaries on Lillie Valley Drive in Gonzales. In addition, a... more »
  • Firefighters: arson caused house fire in Scotlandville

    June 22, 2016 11:38 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - Firefighters believed arson was the cause of the fire in Scotlandville on Wednesday night. The fire broke out after 9 p.m. at the home that is across the street from Ryan Elementary School. Fire crew had the fire under control shortly after 9:30 p.m. No one... more »
  • Accused killer's lawyers: There are inconsistencies in police reports Play Video

    June 21, 2016 8:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The attorneys for a man accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend slammed the police investigation into the matter in an exclusive interview with WBRZ Tuesday. "They don't have a case," one attorney told News 2's Brett Buffington. The two New Orleans-area attorneys are working to... more »
  • Attorney general: Silent on Clinton email case with Obama

    June 19, 2016 3:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server hasn't been compromised by President Barack Obama's endorsement of Clinton in the 2016 White House race. Lynch tells "Fox News Sunday" that she's never spoken with Obama about the investigation and she doesn't see... more »
  • Close friends remember mother, teacher after her death is confirmed

    June 16, 2016 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Close friends of a missing woman gathered Thursday night for a previously planned vigil after being delivered devastating news: Their friend was dead. For the past week, Lyntell Washington's friends had remained hopeful she was still alive. After learning of her death, they remembered the person... more »
  • Investigators casting wide net in club shooting probe

    June 15, 2016 11:46 AM

    ORLANDO - Investigators trying to find out what motivated nightclub killer Omar Mateen are casting a wide net. The FBI is checking reports that Mateen frequented a gay dance club in Orlando before going on a murderous rampage there. Investigators also are looking at whether his wife knew anything beforehand... more »
  • Two lawn mowers stolen from Southern University Play Video

    June 13, 2016 8:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two riding lawnmowers were stolen from Southern University recently and officials say they cost $10,000 each. However, university officials are not saying much about about the stolen mowers. The director of the facility where the mowers were taken from says the chancellor of the university told... more »
  • Police investigate shooting of man shot in the face on Polk Street

    June 9, 2016 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place Thursday around midnight that left a man injured. According to BRPD, the shooting happened in the 600 block of Polk Street around 12: 30 a.m. on Thursday. BRPD says that the victim a 37-year-old man... more »
  • Skeleton discovered in vacant home in Baker Play Video

    June 8, 2016 11:57 PM

    BAKER - After searching a vacant home in Baker when a skull was found Wednesday, LSU FACES Lab investigators discovered a human skeleton. Baker Police said the skull was found in a residence in a neighborhood on Sherron Avenue off of Groom Road Wednesday night. Thursday afternoon, police said... more »
  • Official says Prince died of opioid overdose

    June 2, 2016 12:05 PM

    CHICAGO - A law-enforcement official tells The Associated Press that tests show the music superstar died of an opioid overdose. The 57-year-old singer was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area estate. The official, who is close to the investigation, spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized... more »
  • Police: 1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at NYC concert venue

    May 26, 2016 12:33 AM

    NEW YORK CITY - Police say one person has been killed and three others wounded in a shooting inside a concert venue in New York City, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform. It happened around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday at Irving Plaza, near Manhattan's Union Square. Police say a... more »
  • Natural causes suspected in woman's death near Whiskey Bay

    May 25, 2016 12:08 AM

    WHISKEY BAY - The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 65-year-old woman's body was found in a car underneath the Whiskey Bay Bridge, but Sheriff Brett Stassi says foul play isn't suspected. It is believed that the woman died of natural cuases. Sheriff Stassi told News 2... more »
  • Woman stabbed, transported Monday in Baton Rouge

    May 24, 2016 12:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating following a stabbing that injured one person Monday evening. The stabbing occurred on Elgin St. off Winbourne Ave. Police say their preliminary investigation revealed that a group of people were arguing in the street when the matter escalated and someone threw... more »
  • BRPD: Driver identified in fatal crash on N. 22nd Street

    May 9, 2016 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police have identified the driver that was involved in a fatal Monday morning crash that took place in the 2200 block of North 22nd Street. The driver who died at the scene is identified as 28-year-old Bobby Lee, BRPD announced on Tuesday. The initial... more »
  • West Point launches inquiry into cadets' fists-raised photo

    May 7, 2016 5:20 PM

    WEST POINT, N.Y. - The U.S. Military Academy has launched an inquiry into a photo showing 16 black, female cadets in uniform with their fists raised. The image has spurred questions about whether the gesture violates military restrictions on political activity. Spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker said Saturday that West... more »
  • Investigators want to interview doctor about Prince case

    May 7, 2016 4:46 PM

    CHICAGO - A law enforcement official says investigators want to interview a California doctor and his son about a prescription drug the son brought for Prince before the singer was found collapsed in an elevator at his Minnesota home. The official told The Associated Press investigators also want to know... more »
  • Home invasion, rape in Garden District prompts security fears Play Video

    May 6, 2016 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An unusual police presence was seen in the Garden District Friday as officers investigate an overnight home invasion and rape amid a series of sexual assaults in the area. The WBRZ Investigative Unit learned through sources that as many as three victims say they have been... more »
  • Police say parking lot shooting happened during Craigslist deal

    May 5, 2016 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A victim turned the tables on robbers Thursday when he shot at them as a Craigslist sale turned violent, police said. New information was released by Baton Rouge Police Friday morning. WBRZ was first to report about the altercation Thursday evening. Investigators said a man scheduled... more »
  • BRPD makes arrest in 2015 double murder Play Video

    May 4, 2016 8:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Wednesday night and charged him in the deaths of two men in Baton Rouge in October 2015. Clyde Eugene Bell, 25, is charged with 2 counts of murder. BRPD says evidence analyzed at the State Crime Lab confirmed he killed Johnson Armstrong... more »
  • Expert questions doctor's handling of Prince

    May 4, 2016 4:28 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - An expert on treating addiction has questioned whether a California doctor responded appropriately when he was called to help Prince. Speaking without direct knowledge of Prince's case, addiction medicine expert Dr. Stuart Gitlow questioned why Dr. Howard Kornfeld sent his son, Andrew, on a flight to Prince's... more »
  • Victim died after overnight grocery store shooting Play Video

    May 3, 2016 11:17 PM

    BAKER - Police released new information about an overnight murder in Baker Tuesday night. According to Baker Police, officers responded to a shooting near the intersection of West Azalea Avenue and Baker Boulevard around 10 p.m. Tuesday. At the scene, police say they found 20-year-old Richard Devon Phillips... more »
  • Sheriff: High profile cases have drawn killers to Whiskey Bay Play Video

    April 29, 2016 11:36 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi believes high-profile murders have made Whiskey Bay a dumping ground for bodies. That's what he told News 2 Friday after a man from Texas was charged with killing his wife and leaving her body there. 28-year-old Elizabeth Ferrell's body was found... more »
  • Two wanted in overnight deadly, quadruple shooting; victim identified Play Video

    April 28, 2016 12:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - At least two suspects opened fire inside a house on Kerrit Drive overnight, killing Leco Reshon Cole, 38, sheriff's deputies released before lunch. Reshon is from Baton Rouge, his address was listed as North 30th Street. Reshon was one of four people shot but was the... more »
  • Firefighters extinguish blaze at apartment complex off Sherwood Forest

    April 27, 2016 8:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge firefighters are working to put out hot spots after a fire broke out at an apartment complex off Sherwood Forest Drive. 911 dispatchers sent crews to the complex in the 11000 block of Stan Avenue, near Choctaw around 7 p.m. Wednesday. A spokesperson... more »
  • LSU fraternity under investigation after alleged incident

    April 27, 2016 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU is investigating the campus chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity due to an “alleged incident,” according to university officials. “We take behavioral issues or anything that impacts student safety seriously," LSU media relations director, Ernie Ballard said. According to Ballard, the university will follow the university's Policy... more »
  • Victim's former co-worker, roommate charged in deadly stabbing

    April 26, 2016 12:15 AM

    ZACHARY - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man and charged him with killing his former co-worker and ex-roommate. David Matthew Lyon, 37, was arrested Monday and charged with 2nd Degree Murder. Deputies used fingerprints found at the crime scene to identify him as the... more »
  • 911 call reveals moments before police kill Baker man Play Video

    April 23, 2016 12:32 AM

    MIAMI, FL - The Investigative Unit obtained 911 tapes detailing what happened moments before a Baker man was killed by police in Miami. "C'mon just leave me alone, you've done enough f***ing damage," a woman's voice says. " The voice belongs to the Francis Scot Dufore's ex. She... more »
  • Murdered Southern students laid to rest Saturday

    April 16, 2016 9:39 AM

    LAKE CHARLES – One of two funerals scheduled Saturday for murdered Southern University students will take place in this southwest Louisiana city. LaShuntae Benton was laid to rest around noon. Visitation started at 9 a.m. A wake was held the day before. Annette January was buried almost simultaneously... more »
  • Woman injured in shooting in Baton Rouge Friday night

    April 8, 2016 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was injured in a shooting outside an apartment complex in Baton Rouge Friday night, a BRPD spokesman says. The shooting happened just before 7 p.m. on North Ardenwood Drive near Villa Ashley Drive. Police say a black male walked up to a group standing... more »
  • UPDATE: Two burglars still at large after home invasion Play Video

    April 6, 2016 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are still investigating a home invasion that happened in the 1100 block of Wylie Drive in Baton Rouge Wednesday morning. The two burglars are still at large responsible for the home invasion along with a series of burglaries in the Woodstone subdivision, according to BRPD.... more »
  • Fire investigation underway at home on Amarillo Street

    March 29, 2016 11:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire on Amarillo Street Tuesday night. The fire broke out just before 9 p.m. Tuesday night. It took crews about 30 minutes to extinguish the blaze. Fire investigators believe it originated on an unattended pot on... more »
  • Witness says car was driving erratically before crashing into pole; 1 injured

    March 29, 2016 12:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was transported to the hospital Monday night after a car crashed into an electric pole. The accident happened on Geronimo St. in Baton Rouge. Few details are known at the time of this post, but a News 2 Crew was on scene when one person... more »
  • Police: Woman attempted to stab boyfriend during altercation

    March 29, 2016 12:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say an investigation is underway after a woman attempted to stab her boyfriend Monday night in Baton Rouge. The incident happened at an apartment complex on West Chimes Street. According to police, she swung a knife at her boyfriend during at altercation. The victim only suffered... more »
  • UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in Denham Springs shooting Monday night

    March 28, 2016 8:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs Police Department arrested 24-year-old Brian Allen responsible for a Monday night shooting in Denham Springs, killing a man and leaving one in critical condition. According to Detective Lemoine, Allen has been charged with first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, and felon in possession... more »
  • UPDATE: St. Mary Parish lifts shelter advisory following spill

    March 28, 2016 8:47 PM

    ST. MARY PARISH - Louisiana State Police Haz Mat lifted the shelter advisory in place for residents after an oil spill in Bayou Teche near the Adeline Bridge occurred on Monday night. Highway 87 is now open, accoriding to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office. The portion of Bayou... more »
  • Arrest made in Evangeline Street murder

    March 23, 2016 8:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have arrested the suspect in the murder of a man on Evangeline St. earlier this month. Michael Demond Davis, 32, turned himself in to police Wednesday. He's charged with 1st degree murder in the shooting death of Tyrone Dyer, 34, in the 3800... more »
  • Police identify suspect in Evangeline Street murder

    March 23, 2016 12:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have identified the suspect in the murder of a man on Evangeline St. earlier this month. Michael Demond Davis, 32, is wanted on 1st degree murder charges. He's accused of shooting Tyrone Dyer, 34, in the 3800 block Evangeline near Plank Rd. The victim's... more »
  • Unsolved BR murder case could be cracked by FBI phone cracking plan Play Video

    March 22, 2016 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Revelations that the FBI may have found a way inside terrorists cell phones Monday was optimistic news to investigators who are still trying to get inside a murder victim's locked iPhone. For almost a year, authorities in Baton Rouge have been trying to figure out who... more »
  • Police: Suspect stole hundreds of dollars worth of tools

    March 21, 2016 11:59 PM

    HAMMOND - The Hammond Police Department is asking for help identifying a thief caught on camera stealing several hundred dollars worth of tools from a truck parked at a business. This happened at Honey Do Services on South Morrison Boulevard. The suspect is identified as a white male driving a... more »
  • Armed robbery suspect arrested after being identified by his mom

    March 21, 2016 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man arrested for an armed robbery at a Circle K in Baton Rouge earlier this month was busted after being identified by his own mother. Tevin Gunter, 24, is charged with armed robbery. Investigators released surveillance video from the incident at a Circle K... more »
  • FBI finds way to unlock terrorists' phones; Dispute brought national attention to Baton Rouge woman's murder

    March 21, 2016 9:05 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO, CA - The FBI has cancelled a Tuesday hearing to discuss a dispute with Apple over their desire to unlock the Iphones of terrorists. The agency says they've found a 3rd party with the capability to unlock the phones of the two terrorists who killed 14 people in... more »
  • Worker died after being crushed by barge on river dock Friday

    March 18, 2016 7:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Coast Guard was on the scene of a deadly industrial accident on the Mississippi River until late Friday. A person died on a barge upriver of the Old Mississippi River Bridge. The USCG Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge was called to the scene to... more »
  • 4 LSU-Shreveport baseball players arrested in drug sting

    March 17, 2016 10:41 AM

    SHREVEPORT - State police say at least four LSU Shreveport baseball players are among 14 arrested for various drug-related offenses. In a statement, the school said 21-year-old Kevin Rosario, of Tampa, Florida, 24-year-old Austen Thrailkill, of Land O'Lakes, Florida, 22-year-old Mitch Jackman, of Vancouver, Canada and 23-year-old Oscar Meuris, of... more »
  • Judge seals interrogation recordings of couple accused of killing sex offender

    March 10, 2016 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge sealed recordings of detectives' interrogations of two high-profile murder suspects. The judge agreed with the pair's defense attorneys Thursday morning at a hearing that was scheduled after the WBRZ Investigative Unit filed a public records request asking the court to release the interviews. Following... more »
  • Fire that destroyed Denham Springs home started in shed; mom & 2 kids unharmed Play Video

    March 8, 2016 12:05 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Investigators believe a two-alarm fire that destroyed a Denham Springs home Monday night started in a shed that was attached to the residence. Fire investigators said they are looking at whether an electrical short sparked the blaze. The home was a total loss. The house... more »
  • 1 killed, multiple hurt in North Baton Rouge crash Friday

    March 4, 2016 6:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least one person has been confirmed dead after a wreck near the zoo Friday afternoon. Four people were rushed to area hospitals. Their conditions were not released. Specifics about the crash have also not been released. The wreck is near the intersection of... more »
  • Deputies searching for third suspect in year-old double murder

    March 3, 2016 5:49 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - In an effort to speed up the arrest of a man who has been wanted for a double murder for the last year, deputies in Ascension Parish went on Facebook. Demond Foley is wanted on two counts of first degree murder. Deputies believe he had a role... more »
  • BRPD using video from body cameras in investigations Play Video

    March 2, 2016 12:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday night leaders and residents discussed the desire to expand a pilot program for BPRD officer body cameras to the entire force. Most at the meeting at the MLK Community Center on Gus Young Avenue were in support of the program. It came in handy in February... more »
  • Arson suspected in mobile home fire

    February 29, 2016 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Arson investigators were called after a mobile home caught fire in Baton Rouge Monday night. The Baton Rouge Fire Department was dispatched to Magnolia Mobile Homes Estate, off Victoria near Winbourne just before 8 p.m. Monday. They were able to quickly extinguish the flames quickly and... more »
  • Councilman says domestic abuse arrest was 'misunderstanding' Play Video

    February 23, 2016 12:08 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Monday night, a city councilman in Denham Springs returned to his seat for the first time since he was arrested on Domestic Abuse Battery charges. He spoke to News 2's cameras for the first time. "This whole thing has been a misunderstanding," Chris Davis claims. "You know,... more »
  • Safety advocate asks gov't to reopen Jeep fire investigation

    February 19, 2016 11:15 AM

    DETROIT - An auto safety advocate wants the government to reopen an investigation of rear-crash fires in older Jeep SUVs after finding at least 11 more deaths since the vehicles were recalled. Center for Auto Safety head Clarence Ditlow says the deaths show that the recall repair - a... more »
  • 1 injured in fire on Balis Dr.

    February 18, 2016 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire that sent one person to the hospital early Thursday morning. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, firefighters responded to the fire at a duplex in the 2400 block of Balis Drive just after 2:30 a.m. When they arrived... more »
  • City's top cop, captain on leave pending investigation into how department handled call

    February 17, 2016 2:14 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The police chief and a department captain were placed on leave, WBRZ learned Wednesday. The city attorney said Chief Scott Jones and Captain Steve Kistler are on paid leave while an internal investigation unfolds. The investigation is over how the response to a domestic violence call... more »
  • Police: Man shot wife Friday night in apparent domestic dispute

    February 12, 2016 8:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is dead after police said he shot himself after first shooting his wife on Wooddale Court Friday night. The shooting happened around 7 p.m. near Airline Highway. The 27-year-old woman survived the shooting and was taken to an area hospital. The husband died... more »
  • Discipline record accuses cop of telling store clerk: 'Don't call the Baton Rouge Police Department' Play Video

    February 10, 2016 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An 11-year-veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department with a checkered disciplinary history recently received a "letter of caution" for allegedly trying to walk out of a store near Baker with items he didn't purchase . Documents obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit show the Texaco... more »

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