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  • Performance history of officer at center of racial controversy

    September 18, 2014 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A public records request filed by the WBRZ Investigative Unit on the performance history of former Baton Rouge Police officer Michael Elsbury shows he had been the focus of Internal Affairs inquiries seven times since 2002. Elsbury left the force on September 4th, a day after WBRZ... more »
  • Iberville Parish puts 31 accused drug dealers behind bars Play Video

    September 17, 2014 6:12 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Dozens of accused drug dealers were locked up in Iberville Parish Wednesday. It was part of an 18-month undercover investigation that ended with 31 people behind bars, and the second roundup in Iberville Parish since Sheriff Brett Stassi took office two years ago. "I made it... more »
  • NAACP meeting held to address cop's alleged racist text messages Play Video

    September 9, 2014 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The NAACP met for the first time Tuesday since a WBRZ Investigative Unit report found a police officer had been accused of sending racially charged text messages. At the meeting, residents voiced their concerns with the situation and Mayor-President Kip Holden broke his silence on the... more »
  • Family beats the heat, misses fire at home

    September 8, 2014 8:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that torched a home in Baton Rouge early Monday morning. The blaze broke out in the 5700 block of Sumrall just after 4:00 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the home was already full engulfed in flames.... more »
  • Children killed in fire on Chicago's South Side Play Video

    September 8, 2014 7:04 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - Four children were killed early Monday in a fire on Chicago's South Side, authorities said. Chicago Fire Department Chief Michael Fox told reporters at the scene that the first firefighters to arrive found "heavy fire blowing" from the building's windows. The blaze appeared to start on the... more »
  • Man shot multiple times in Baton Rouge Play Video

    September 7, 2014 11:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators say one person was shot in a neighborhood in North Baton Rouge on Odell Street, Sunday evening. Baton Rouge Police are still investigating, and have not released the details of the shooting. The victim was transported to an area hospital with multiple gunshot wounds,... more »
  • Church bus fire at the center of investigation Play Video

    September 7, 2014 7:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mysterious fire of a 25 passenger church bus is now at the center of an investigation by the Baton Rouge Fire Department. The bus was being repaired at an auto repair shop off Greenwell Springs. According to Curtis Shepherd, Pastor of New Philadelphia Full... more »
  • Medical examiner: Rivers' cause of death unknown

    September 5, 2014 11:37 AM

    NEW YORK - Further tests are needed to pinpoint comedian Joan Rivers' cause of death, the New York City medical examiner says. Rivers, who was 81, died Thursday at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She had been hospitalized since Aug. 28 when she went into cardiac arrest during a... more »
  • Cop quits after Nakamoto investigation Play Video

    September 4, 2014 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city police chief has confirmed to the Investigative Unit, the officer at the center of a scandal involving some racially charged text messages has resigned. WBRZ and the station's Investigative Unit broke the story Wednesday in an exclusive report by Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto. Wednesday,... more »
  • BRPD: Driver, passenger ejected in fatal crash

    September 4, 2014 9:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway after a deadly accident in Baton Rouge Wednesday night. According to Baton Rouge Police, Vernon Rogers, 34, was killed when the 32-year-old man he was riding with lost control of his car in the 12100 block of Hwy 19. Police say both... more »
  • Prosecutors widen investigation on Rogers death Play Video

    September 3, 2014 6:24 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Prosecutors are reconsidering how they may charge Mathew Hodgkinson, the man accused of shooting Scott Rogers and then turning the gun on himself, if he survives his injury. Hodgkinson was once a student of Rogers in England where allegations of molestation haunted the dance teacher. It's... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Officer's alleged racially-charged text messages under investigation Play Video

    September 3, 2014 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police Officer is under fire for a string of text messages he is accused of sending to another person containing racial slurs. The WBRZ Investigative Unit learned Baton Rouge Police are in the midst of two investigations where detectives are looking into cell... more »
  • Teen girl killed in Baker shooting Play Video

    August 28, 2014 10:49 PM

    BAKER- Police are investigating a shooting near the edge of city limits that happened Thursday night. Officers were dispatched to Heath Drive. A source told WBRZ News 2, police were advised that a woman was found on the ground, unresponsive. Investigators confirm an 18-year-old woman was shot and killed.... more »
  • Australia, Malaysia reach search cost-sharing deal Play Video

    August 28, 2014 1:55 AM

    CANBERRA, Australia - Malaysia's transport minister says an investigation into how a Malaysian airliner came to crash into the Indian Ocean far off course cannot go further until wreckage and its black boxes are found. Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai is in Australia on Thursday to sign a cost-sharing... more »
  • High school student dies after attack at school Play Video

    August 27, 2014 8:40 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - A student at Natchitoches Central High School has died after he was beaten during a fight. The victim was identified as 18-year-old Johnquaries Smith. Smith was attacked in what police are calling a random act of violence. He was air lifted to the hospital following the... more »
  • VA says no proof delays in care caused vets to die

    August 25, 2014 5:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix. Revelations that as many as 40 veterans died while awaiting care from the Phoenix VA rocked the agency last spring, exposing a system... more »
  • Feds investigate Louisiana dentists for overcharging

    August 20, 2014 3:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal study says 5 percent of Louisiana dentists treating children under Medicaid may be padding their numbers, overcharging, providing unnecessary treatments or even harming children. Health and Human Services Department auditors checked 512 dentists. They say 26 of them had questionable billings. The department inspector general's... more »
  • More late-night clashes in Ferguson

    August 19, 2014 2:02 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police and protesters are again in a tense standoff in Ferguson, Missouri, more than a week after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer. Monday night, police used bullhorns to order the crowds to leave, and noisemakers and armored vehicles were... more »
  • Emotional mother pleads for help solving son's murder Play Video

    August 18, 2014 9:52 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A mother in Ascension Parish asked a mysterious killer how they can live with themselves after killing her 15-year-old. Katrina Augusta's son, Brandon, was found behind a levee in Ascension Parish last week. He was beaten so badly, investigators had to use dental records to identify him.... more »
  • Investigation underway after police shooting in Algiers Play Video

    August 14, 2014 6:26 AM

    ALGIERS - An investigation underway following a police shooting near New Orleans that was not reported to the public. Armand Bennent, 26, is recovering in the hospital after he was shot in the head by a New Orleans police officer during a traffic stop. Details surrounding the case... more »
  • Suspect arrested in deadly shooting Play Video

    August 13, 2014 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the man who investigators said shot and killed a Baton Rouge man at an apartment complex Tuesday night. Investigators arrested Eric Johnson, 25, on suspicion of second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. Police named Johnson as a suspect earlier Wednesday,... more »
  • Trial to be week of March 9 for ex-BP exec

    August 11, 2014 6:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A trial is expected to begin the week of March 9 for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The tentative trial date is part of an order U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt issued Monday after... more »
  • Investigative Unit: State police investigating WFPSO Captain Play Video

    August 7, 2014 2:55 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Louisiana State Police have launched an investigation after allegations of wrongdoing surfaced within the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office. West Feliciana Parish Sheriff Austin Daniel called on State Police last month to look at the alleged improprieties. It all centers around Captain Michael Taylor. The... more »
  • Former police chief pleads not guilty to new charges Play Video

    August 5, 2014 3:21 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Former Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley entered not guilty pleas in court Tuesday for theft, malfeasance and two forgery charges. Whaley was convicted of using the town's gas card to fuel up his personal truck and boat back in April. Whaley confessed to WBRZ's Chief Investigator... more »
  • Fire bugs busy, two homes torched overnight

    July 31, 2014 6:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, a vacant home was intentionally set on fire for the second time this summer. Investigators are searching for an arsonist after the blaze in the 3700 block of Alliquipa St. It happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters responded... more »
  • Retirement system reviewing last-minute law change

    July 30, 2014 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation into the last-minute passage of a pension hike for the state police superintendent continues, despite Col. Mike Edmonson's decision not to accept the increase. Irwin Felps, executive director of the Louisiana State Police Retirement System, said Wednesday the system's attorneys are reviewing whether the law... more »
  • Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site Play Video

    July 28, 2014 5:21 AM

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine - An international police team has failed to reach the crash site of a Malaysian Airlines plane for a second day running as clashes rage in a town on the road to the area. A delegation of Australian and Dutch police and forensic experts stopped Monday in Shakhtarsk,... more »
  • Police: Man killed in crash overnight on I-10

    July 26, 2014 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say one man is dead after a crash on I-10 involving two suspected intoxicated drivers. Officials say Jason Smith's, 39, car stalled because it was running out of gas. He was hit by Sarah Raimondi, 37, while pushing his car. He is in... more »
  • Trial date to be set in ex-BP exec's case

    July 26, 2014 10:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge is getting ready to set a new trial date for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt has scheduled an Aug. 11 conference where lawyers will discuss a trial... more »
  • Australia sending police to Ukraine plane crash

    July 25, 2014 2:28 AM

    SYDNEY, Australia - Australia's prime minister says his country is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday that Australia has 90 federal... more »
  • Obama calls for immediate access to crash site

    July 21, 2014 10:35 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is calling for international investigators to have "immediate and full access" to the site in eastern Ukraine where a passenger jet was shot down last week. Obama accused pro-Russian separatists in the area of removing evidence and bodies from the crash site. He says that... more »
  • Ex-government worker paid nearly $300k

    July 18, 2014 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former Alcohol Tobacco Control commissioner Murphy Painter received a nearly $300,000 check from the state related to his resignation and bills from his legal case that followed. Painter left the organization after an investigation in 2010 where inspectors were reviewing if he illegally used his position to... more »
  • Lead of Ukraine air crash investigation questioned

    July 17, 2014 6:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - A global air safety group says an international coalition of countries should lead the investigation of a Malaysia plane shot down over Ukraine. Normally the country where a crash occurs takes the lead on an investigation. Safety experts say they're concerned that because the plane crashed in area... more »
  • Suspect tied to federal raid released from jail Play Video

    July 16, 2014 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One of the suspects tied to a federal investigation into money laundering and synthetic marijuana was released from federal custody Wednesday. Ariel Dunn made an initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Stephen Riedlinger, who released her on her own recognizance. He did list numerous provisions that she... more »
  • BRPD: Body in burned home had been shot

    July 14, 2014 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a Baton Rouge man whose body was found in burned home had also been shot. Investigators said the body of Laross Davis, 35, was found in his home on Eaton Street around 6:30 a.m. Firefighters said they had been called to the home... more »
  • Police investigate second overnight shooting Play Video

    July 11, 2014 4:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two investigations are underway following two shootings in Baton Rouge in a five hour span. Police responded to North 14th St. near the North Blvd. Bridge early this morning after shots were fired. It is unknown if anyone was hit at this time, but we will... more »
  • Police: Man shot, killed in middle of road Play Video

    July 11, 2014 4:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway after police found a man gunned down in the middle of the road. The shooting happened just after 10:00 p.m. Thursday night in the 200 block of South 17th St. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name will... more »
  • Fast-moving inferno claims seven lives Play Video

    July 11, 2014 3:07 AM

    LOWELL, MA - Investigators in Massachusetts are looking into whether an alarm system was working in the apartment building where a fast-moving fire killed four adults and three children. They're also looking into reports that sounds of fireworks or an explosion preceded the flames. Thearan Sak says his brother, Torn... more »
  • Man killed outside home identified Play Video

    July 10, 2014 5:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Homicide investigators in Baton Rouge are trying to solve the city's most recent murder. Police responded to the 12000 block of Cate Ave. in the Bellaire area just after 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night. They found Major Brown, 29, shot to death with numerous bullet wounds. No... more »
  • Amedisys: SEC ends Medicare-related investigation

    July 8, 2014 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Securities and Exchange Commission has wrapped up an investigation into Amedisys' participation in the federal Medicare program, and no enforcement actions will be recommended. The Baton Rouge-based home health care and hospice services provider had announced the investigation in June 2010 and said then that it... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies in evening wreck

    July 7, 2014 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified a biker who died overnight when his motorcycle hit another vehicle and wrecked in Baton Rouge. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said Travis Castle, 34, of Baker died in the wreck on North 17th and Choctaw Drive. Investigators said Castle was heading west... more »
  • Teen latest victim of New Orleans violence

    July 7, 2014 6:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans are investigating the city's latest homicide. A city news release says police responded to a call about gunfire early Monday in the city's Hollygrove neighborhood. The victim, described as an 18-year-old male, was found in the back yard of an abandoned house. He... more »
  • Fire bug bites again in Baton Rouge

    July 3, 2014 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators have determined arson is again the cause of the latest fire in Baton Rouge. Crews were called to the 5600 block of Peerless St. just after 4:30 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from the front bedroom of the home and extinguished it... more »
  • Group booked following shooting at party

    July 2, 2014 9:19 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies have made several arrests following an investigation into a shooting at a party in Prairieville on June 28th. Investigators say a young woman held a party in the 15000 block of Daigle Rd. while her parents were out of town. It was supposed... more »
  • Woman found dead Monday night near Lafayette road

    July 1, 2014 11:03 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Sheriff's deputies say the body of a 19-year-old woman was found Monday night lying near Gazette Road in Lafayette. Capt. Craig Stansbury of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office says detectives are investigating the death as a homicide. He says the victim's identity is being withheld pending notification of... more »
  • 1 dead in early morning St. Martinville shooting

    July 1, 2014 10:12 AM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Authorities said two people fleeing from police left a dead body behind early Tuesday morning in St. Martinville. Police said they responded to reports of a shooting in the Governor Mouton area of St. Martinville and pursued a vehicle leaving the scene. After the vehicle... more »
  • Shot, burned body found in New Orleans

    July 1, 2014 3:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Construction workers in eastern New Orleans have found the body of a woman who had been shot and burned. The body was found in shrubbery alongside Michoud Boulevard about 4 p.m. Monday. Police said that workers who came across the body were excavating the land nearby. The... more »
  • Ex-BP exec can be tried for obstructing Congress

    June 30, 2014 11:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court in New Orleans says a former BP executive can be tried on a charge that he obstructed a Congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision posted Monday reversed a ruling by U.S. District Judge Kurt... more »
  • State has new ally in battle against arsonists Play Video

    June 26, 2014 8:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's battle against fire bugs is going to the dogs. The State Marshall will introduce Billy the Dog Thursday. He is trained to detect if accelerant was used to ignite fires. Arson has becomes a huge problem in Baton Rouge this summer. There have... more »
  • BRPD investigates kids throwing rocks at cars

    June 25, 2014 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are following up on witness reports of kids throwing rocks at passing vehicles on Stumberg Lane earlier this month. At least two vehicles were struck in the 5300 block of Stumberg Lane on June 15, and the rock-throwers were estimated to be between 10 and... more »
  • Christie faces another bridge probe

    June 25, 2014 2:10 AM

    NEWARK, N.J. - Gov. Chris Christie's administration is facing an investigation into how it paid for a $1 billion repair of a New Jersey bridge. Two people said the investigation deals with whether funding for Pulaski Skyway repairs was misrepresented in bond documents by the Port Authority of New York... more »
  • Police identify victim of Brice St. shooting

    June 24, 2014 1:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the identity of the victim of a deadly shooting that took place in the 200 block of Brice St. on Tuesday. The victim, identified as 28-year-old Roman Epting, was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in a vacant house at 242 Brice St. shortly... more »
  • KFC probes claim scarred child was asked to leave

    June 24, 2014 12:42 PM

    JACKSON, MS - Was it all a hoax? That's the question facing people who've rallied behind a 3-year-old girl in Mississippi. The girl's family said they were asked to leave a KFC franchise because an employee said the girl's injuries from a mauling by a pit bull were disturbing the... more »
  • IRS head says no laws broken in loss of emails

    June 24, 2014 2:21 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The head of the IRS says he's seen no evidence anyone committed a crime when the agency lost emails that might shed light on the agency's targeting of political groups. Republicans in Congress aren't buying it. On Tuesday, they will hear from a White House official who... more »
  • Report shows prosecutor pushing Sandusky charges

    June 24, 2014 2:14 AM

    HARRISBURG, PA - A new report shows a prosecutor heading the Jerry Sandusky child molestation investigation sought to have him charged in 2010 but her higher-ups felt the single victim at that time wasn't enough. The finding was included in a report issued Monday that detailed the handling of the... more »
  • Marathon bombings suspects' friends due in court

    June 23, 2014 2:14 AM

    BOSTON, MA - A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev plans to ask a judge to release him on bail while he awaits trial on charges of impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. Khairullozhon Matanov is due in federal court Monday for a detention hearing. Matanov is... more »
  • Police: Deadly shooting near Southern University, gunman unknown

    June 22, 2014 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say a man was killed Saturday night after being shot in the face. Jonathan Carter, 34, was taken to the hospital where he later died. Investigators say it happened at around 9pm near Merganzer Avenue and Ave A, which is about 2... more »
  • SACS places Louisiana College on probation

    June 19, 2014 3:49 PM

    PINEVILLE - Louisiana College has been placed on probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to correct what interim President Argile Smith describes as "administrative" issues. Smith says the college learned of its status Thursday following a vote by the accrediting agency's Board of Trustees.... more »
  • Feds want time to decide on retrial for BP

    June 17, 2014 6:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors are asking a judge for additional time to decide whether they should appeal an order throwing out the conviction of a former BP engineer in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil spill investigation. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval ruled last week that Kurt Mix was... more »
  • Fire investigators searching for multiple arsonists Play Video

    June 16, 2014 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Another arson over the weekend has investigators trying to track down multiple arsonists in East Baton Rouge Parish. There have been six arson fires in the past few weeks according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, and investigators said they're looking for different suspects in each... more »
  • Another vacant Baton Rouge home burns

    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 »
  • Donald Sterling hires investigators

    June 13, 2014 2:07 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - A person with knowledge of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's legal strategy says his team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 owners. The individual, who wasn't authorized to talk... more »
  • Two arrested, one at large in murder investigation

    June 11, 2014 3:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people Wednesday and said they're searching for a third in connection with a deadly shooting from last week in Ascension Parish. Chief Tony Bacala said deputies charged Marishell "Kool-aid" Ealem, 28, and Charles "Stubby" Broom, 48, in connection with the June 2 murder... more »
  • Shooting shuts down Baton Rouge intersection

    June 11, 2014 4:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office has blocked off the 9400 block of Greenwell Springs Rd. near Monterrey Dr. following a shooting. The Coroner's Office is on scene. The victim was found inside a vehicle. Authorities have not released the victim's name. We'll have more... more »
  • 3 die in suspicious Metairie apartment fire

    June 10, 2014 11:44 AM

    METAIRIE - Jefferson Parish homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of three people in a Metairie apartment fire. Sheriff's Office spokesman John Fortunato says fire investigators found evidence of an accelerant near the area where the fire started early Tuesday morning. Fortunato says the bodies of a woman in her... more »
  • Investigation leads to Gonzales drug bust

    June 5, 2014 3:38 PM

    GONZALES - Detectives from Ascension Parish and the Gonzales Police Department said they seized large quantities of drugs and arrested a suspected dealer following an investigation on Wednesday. Shandolan Carey, 36, of Gonzales is being charged with possession with intent to distribute several narcotics including cocaine, heroin, marijuana and... more »
  • Joint investigation continues after Westlake Chemical fire

    June 5, 2014 2:52 PM

    GEISMAR, La. - DEQ responders, State Police, and OSHA inspectors are on site today at Westlake Chemical in Geismar as a joint investigation begins following Wednesday's fire. State officials said Westlake Chemical will release a statement seven days after the accident if they exceeded a reportable quantity of regulated... more »
  • Investigation underway over anti-St. George flyer Play Video

    May 29, 2014 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The United States Postal Service has launched an investigation into a flyer that began arriving in mailboxes around Baton Rouge last week. At issue is the nonprofit postage paid stamp on the back. The flyer was sent from "Baton Rouge Sponsoring Committee/Together Baton Rouge." The circumstances surrounding... more »
  • Woman accused of setting dad's boarding house on fire after fight

    May 28, 2014 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fire investigators are looking for a woman they say set her father's boarding home on fire last week. Miranda King is accused of torching the building at the corner of Terrace and Thomas Delpit after an argument. According to a warrant, King's father evicted her and she... more »
  • State investigating convicted ex-Brusly chief again

    May 28, 2014 7:13 PM

    BRUSLY- The State Inspector General's Office is once again investigating the embattled ex-police chief of Brusly, Jamie Whaley. Sources told the Investigative Unit it centers around missing property inside the Brusly Police Department when Whaley was the Chief. The Inspector General's Office raided Whaley's house and was seen... more »
  • Building permit at center of controversy Play Video

    May 28, 2014 7:03 PM

    NEW ROADS - Serious questions are being raised over a building permit issued in Pointe Coupee Parish which may not have complied with parish guidelines. It centers around a nearly $10 million health care center taking shape on Major Parkway in New Roads. In May of last year, the... more »
  • Deputies identify man found dead in flooded parking lot

    May 28, 2014 6:19 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish identified a man found dead in a flooded parking lot Wednesday afternoon as Danny Deville, 56. Deville was from Melville, deputies said. He was found outside the business he worked at on Babin Road around 4:30 p.m. Deputies said the business... more »
  • Cadaver dogs to look for rest of human remains in Loranger

    May 23, 2014 10:51 PM

    LORANGER- A team of cadaver dogs will search an area near Loranger after a human skull was found earlier this week. A spokesperson told WBRZ News 2 Friday, next week the special search team will attempt to locate other items that may be connected to the find. Dawn Panepinto... more »

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