March 4, 2015 8:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway in Baton Rouge after a body was found Wednesday morning.
Police confirmed a body was found in the 12000 block of Lorna Drive, but few other details are known at this time.
We'll update you as soon as more information is... more »
March 4, 2015 7:39 AM
BATON ROUGE - There were no murders in East Baton Rouge Parish during the month of February. That milestone has been tainted by a violent start to March.
The first happened at 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 1st, less than two hours after the calendar turned. Authorities found Eddie... more »
March 3, 2015 5:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that left a toddler covered in blood and police with their hands tied.
A two-year-old boy was raced to the emergency room last night, injured by shards of glass from a car window that was shot out.
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March 2, 2015 10:41 AM
JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi attorney general's attempt to investigate Google is on hold for at least four more months. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on Monday granted Google's request for a preliminary injunction. The order prevents Attorney General Jim Hood from going through with a subpoena meant to... more »
February 27, 2015 10:06 PM
NEW ROADS- As deputies continue to search for double-murder suspect Jamie Croom, investigators are putting pressure on some of his closest pals.
Friday, WBRZ News 2 learned, his half-brother, Elie Edwards, was arrested in connection with the investigation of the shooting deaths of Sinica and Lechelle Williams. Edwards was... more »
February 27, 2015 3:27 PM
NEW ORLEANS - One man was killed and another injured in a shooting that happened near the headquarters of New Orleans Police and the Criminal Court Friday afternoon around 2:30 p.m.
WWL-TV reported police are on the lookout now for a silver pickup truck and were checking in at... more »
February 25, 2015 6:22 PM
SORRENTO - Men wearing FBI jackets descended on the home of councilman Randy Anny Tuesday morning and left with a high-dollar fishing boat, according to TheCreole.com .
The FBI would not confirm that they are investigating the councilman, but images captured by the Ascension-based website show agents milling around... more »
February 23, 2015 9:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators are investigating at least two fires at vacant house fires in Baton Rouge Monday night/Tuesday morning.
Crews were called to an abandoned home in Old South Baton Rouge after a massive blaze gutted the structure Monday evening.
The fire was at the intersection... more »
February 23, 2015 6:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police Chief Carl Dabadie said several of his officers are under investigation after they appeared while off-duty on a Spanish Town Mardi Gras float which lampooned a sex crimes victim.
The float had pictures of former reality TV star Will Hayden and his daughter Stephanie Ford,... more »
February 22, 2015 6:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - A fire broke out at a house in Baton Rouge Sunday night.
Baton Rouge firefighters responded to the blaze around 6:20 p.m. on 2280 Gore Rd.
Fire officials are still investigating what happened. more »
February 20, 2015 10:09 PM
NEW ROADS - Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a man for having a gun at the Sugar Shack night club the night of a double murder earlier this week .
Terry Matthews was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Friday, the sheriff's... more »
February 20, 2015 5:56 PM
ST. GABRIEL - A day after details about the double-life TV personality Scott Rogers was living came to light, more of his past unraveled Friday.
Rogers' friend, Darla O'Connor, told WBRZ in an exclusive interview, Rogers became unrecognizable.
"He became a man I did not know," she said.... more »
February 19, 2015 6:26 PM
ST. GABRIEL - Recently released case files show the magnitude of the double life local celebrity Scott Rogers was living.
The WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit obtained dozens of crime scene and autopsy pictures, hours of recorded interviews with people who knew Rogers and packets of notes written by... more »
February 19, 2015 6:26 AM
LABADIEVILLE - Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the slaying of a man whose body was found in his front yard in Labadieville. Deputies responded to a call Tuesday saying that the man, later identified as 20-year-old Daquan Rainey, was lying in a yard. Waguespack said Rainey had a small... more »
February 19, 2015 5:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - An investigation remains ongoing, but firefighters in Baton Rouge said a house fire in the 3000 block of North Street was unintentional and foul play is not suspected at this time.
Firefighters were called to extinguish the blaze at a home at the intersection of North... more »
February 18, 2015 9:06 AM
NEW ROADS - Investigators said they're looking into the possibility a second shooter could have been involved a pair of killings overnight at a New Roads lounge.
Sheriff Bud Torres said in a press conference Wednesday morning that Jamie Croom was wanted for the murders of brother and sister... more »
February 16, 2015 8:05 AM
BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Authorities say a Miami businessman shot and wounded his former girlfriend shot before leading police on a 40-mile chase down Interstate 95 and fatally shooting himself. Police say a neighbor called 911 after hearing shots Sunday at a townhome where 35-year-old Jyrece McClendon lives. Boynton Beach... more »
February 11, 2015 7:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - One person escaped a burning home, another was arrested for starting one the third fire to burn homes Wednesday night was blamed on inattentive parents.
The fires ignited near-simultaneously around 7 p.m. Two houses caught on fire on St. Katherine and one burned on N. Marque... more »
February 3, 2015 3:39 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A man died after a shooting involving an off-duty Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputy and a woman at a house on Country Club Lane Tuesday afternoon.
Specific details about the incident have not been released by State Police, the lead agency on the case since the sheriff's... more »
January 30, 2015 9:42 PM
NEW ROADS - An eleven-year-old is in a hospital in Baton Rouge after being shot by a fourteen-year-old Friday.
The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office said it appears the 14-year-old was showing the gun to the 11-year-old when it discharged, firing a bullet into the younger child. The shooting... more »
January 28, 2015 5:10 PM
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The head of NCAA enforcement says academic misconduct has been on the rise in college athletics and his department is handling 20 open investigations.
Vice president of enforcement Jon Duncan said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press the cases involve both prospective and incoming... more »
January 27, 2015 11:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - City police continue to search for $80,000 stolen from the Loomis armored car company.
A guard for the company was arrested on theft charges in early January, but the loot he is accused of stealing is still missing. Kenneth Kelly, Jr, 24, was charged with felony... more »
January 27, 2015 2:40 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Promises of bipartisanship and cooperation in a congressional investigation have turned into finger pointing and accusations of political grandstanding and power plays eight months later. A special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, began last year with an encouraging tone. But as the... more »
January 26, 2015 12:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police confirmed Monday local, state, and federal authorities are looking into a major compromise of ATMs along the I-10 corridor from Baton Rouge to New Orleans.
The investigation reportedly centers around devices called "skimmers" which were placed on dozens of ATMs at Whitney Banks.... more »
January 21, 2015 10:49 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Community activists announced a prayer vigil following two shootings this week and the continuing investigation into the murder of a teenager here.
"We are going to pray for the youth of Donaldsonville," organizer Tamiko Francis Garrison told WBRZ News 2 Wednesday.
Garrison and the group, Answering... more »
January 21, 2015 7:12 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - An 18-year-old was arrested Wednesday evening connected to a shooting on St. Patrick Street, the second time they've investigated a shooting on this street in twenty-four hours.
Wednesday, deputies said, Allen Williams shot a 16-year-old male in the face. Tuesday, a deputy was shot by one of... more »
January 21, 2015 2:10 AM
The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night claimed the league found 11 balls were not properly inflated. Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive vice president for football operations, told The Associated Press... more »
January 19, 2015 10:40 AM
NEW YORK - NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts. McCarthy said Monday morning he cannot provide any other information now. The inquiry was first reported by the website for WTHR-TV in Indiana,... more »
January 19, 2015 6:18 AM
BATON ROUGE - A violent start to 2015 continued in Baton Rouge over the weekend, with several families now mourning the loss of loved ones to gun violence. Law enforcement agencies are investigating five shootings that resulted in four deaths.
David Edwards, Jr., 17, was arrested for negligent homicide... more »
January 14, 2015 9:43 PM
BATON ROUGE- An investigation is underway tonight by the LSU Police Department after equipment went missing from the LSU Athletic Department.
Court records show, Gregory Stringfellow, LSU Football Equipment Manager, called LSU Police after noticing a two advertisements on EBAY selling a pair of Nike LSU Football cleats and... more »
January 13, 2015 1:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - A special grand jury looking into a now-canceled $200 million state Medicaid contract has expired, but the attorney general's office says the investigation is ongoing. Gov. Bobby Jindal's former health secretary Bruce Greenstein has been indicted on nine perjury charges in the case. Assistant Attorney General David... more »
January 7, 2015 9:50 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A civil service investigation into the city's police chief and a department captain is in jeopardy since recordings of testimony related to the commission's inquiry are either damaged or blank.
For months, the Denham Springs Civil Service Board has looked into allegations chief Scott Jones and... more »
January 5, 2015 10:47 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A police captain accused of covering up an officer's drug problem went in front of the city's civil service board Monday to fight for his job.
Denham Springs Police Captain Steve Kistler and Chief Scott Jones are under investigation for the possible cover-up and mismanagement within... more »
January 2, 2015 6:38 PM
LABADIEVILLE - Deputies said they're investigating the murder of a Labadieville man whose son found him shot to death at home Friday afternoon.
The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office said Gordon Jones Sr., 63, was found around 1:30 p.m. Friday at his home on 3102 Highway 1 in Labadieville.
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December 26, 2014 9:27 PM
LIVONIA - Highway 190 was closed after a three-vehicle crash Friday night.
Police said one person was killed in the collision. Officers closed westbound lanes as they worked the crash.
Chief Brad Joffrion said crash investigators were still piecing together the scene and was not able to release... more »
December 23, 2014 5:29 AM
FRANKLINTON - Congregations at a pair of Washington Parish churches are fuming after recent burglaries. The first occurred at Holy Family Catholic Church in Franklinton. When people showed up for mass, they realized money for the parish's youth group had been stolen from the church's office.
There was similar... more »
December 22, 2014 7:21 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a 37-year-old woman dead. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 10. Police say the unidentified victim was westbound when her SUV was struck by another vehicle. Investigators say the victim then exited her vehicle... more »
December 18, 2014 3:14 PM
KNOXVILLE, GA - Authorities in Georgia say the grave of a Confederate soldier has been dug up and investigators are working to determine whether anything has been stolen. Crawford County Sheriff Lewis Walker on Thursday said a grave is at the Old Bethel Church Cemetery in Knoxville and belonged to... more »
December 16, 2014 9:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for help to trackdown three suspects they claim made unauthorized transactions using a stolen credit card.
The incident happened on Black Friday. According to BRPD, the trio entered Poise'n Ivy Woman's Boutique in the 7200 block of Highland. Investigators say the two women... more »
December 16, 2014 3:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a man who was fighting for his life after being shot multiple times early Tuesday morning has died from his injuries.
The shooting victim was identified as 35-year-old Braden Larvadain who was in a parking lot in the 1800 block of North Foster Drive... more »
December 15, 2014 10:35 AM
GONZALES - A joint law enforcement operation led to the arrest of a Gonzales man on 31 counts of possessing child porn, according to the Office of Attorney General "Buddy" Caldwell.
55-year-old Everett Carter was taken into custody without incident last Thursday and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail... more »
December 15, 2014 7:03 AM
ST. MARTINVILLE - St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested a suspect they believe shot two women, killing one and injuring the other.
Investigators say the two victims were shot during a domestic disturbance just before 10 p.m. Sunday night. A 20-year-old woman died, while a 19-year-old suffered... more »
December 11, 2014 2:24 AM
COURTLAND, MS - Surveillance video shows a woman at a convenience store gas station less than two hours before she was found badly burned along the side of a Mississippi road. Authorities continue piecing together the last hours of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers' life. They are trying to figure out what... more »
December 9, 2014 7:46 AM
KENNER - Kenner police say a male pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 10 eastbound. The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday. Police found a male body on the eastbound shoulder of the interstate. Police say the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim... more »
December 8, 2014 11:18 PM
HAMMOND- More arrests are possible in the murder of a woman from this Tangipahoa Parish city in October.
Kim Bowman , 32, was shot and killed in Tangipahoa Parish and her body was driven to New Orleans where it and her vehicle were set on fire. Firefighters found her... more »
December 2, 2014 2:50 PM
ST. LOUIS - Police are investigating Michael Brown's stepfather for angry comments made to a Ferguson crowd after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who fatally shot his stepson. St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman said Tuesday that police want to talk to Louis Head... more »
December 1, 2014 1:06 PM
WASHINGTON - A report by federal accident investigators points to a manufacturing defect as the likely cause of an internal short circuit that led to a battery fire in a Boeing 787 airliner parked at Boston's airport last year. The National Transportation Safety Board report released Monday says an inspection... more »
November 24, 2014 3:27 AM
IOWA - Louisiana State Police say a crash in Calcasieu Parish killed a Lake Charles teenager and injured a woman from Jennings. Master Trooper Daniel Moreau says 16-year-old Britney Anne Trahan apparently failed to yield at a stop sign when entering U.S. 90. He says her Toyota Scion was hit... more »
November 23, 2014 4:13 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish sheriff has asked state police to investigate a jail death that the coroner says was homicide. Col. Mike Edmonson, head of state police, says he will meet with Sheriff Marlin Gusman on Monday to decide what to do. Authorities have said 40-year-old Willie Lee... more »
November 21, 2014 4:14 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A woman says she was raped in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities in a case among scores that the city's police department failed to properly investigate. The department is reeling from a city inspector general's report that found five detectives mishandled more than 1,000 sex crimes... more »
November 19, 2014 10:15 PM
BATON ROUGE- A motorcyclist was killed in a high-speed crash Wednesday.
Sheriff's deputies said John McCurley, 34, was thrown from his bike and died on the scene. The crash happened in the 18000 block of North Joor Road.
Crash investigators said McCurley was seen speeding around other vehicles... more »
November 19, 2014 9:59 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Officials have removed two bodies from Lake Pontchartrain, both of them roughly about a mile from the runway at the lakefront airport Wednesday.
The first body was reported found about 9 a.m.
The discovery of the body was followed shortly by the report of a... more »
November 18, 2014 5:27 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire in New Orleans Monday night.
The blaze broke out just after 10 p.m. In the 2000 block of Danneel St.
Fire investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire at the Central City home. No word on... more »
November 15, 2014 1:33 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says five detectives have been reassigned while the department investigates allegations they failed to fully investigate more than 1,000 child abuse and sex cases. He said Thursday that initial review of a report from the city inspector general indicates enough evidence... more »
November 13, 2014 8:03 AM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities are looking for an arsonist after someone torched a vacant home in Baton Rouge early Thursday morning.
Firefighters were called to the blaze in the 400-block of Tuscaloosa St. just before 4:30 a.m. The entire building was engulfed in flames by the time they arrived.... more »
November 6, 2014 9:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway in Baton Rouge following a shooting that injured two people Wednesday night.
It happened just after 10:00 p.m. in a parking lot in the 4300 block of Denham St. According to investigators, someone walked from behind a nearby apartment complex and started... more »
November 6, 2014 3:07 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A man drinking with friends on a sailboat was found dead floating in the industrial canal near SeaBrook Marine. Port of New Orleans spokesman Matt Gresham says the group of friends woke Wednesday morning to find the man missing. He says they searched the harbor area and... more »
November 4, 2014 3:01 AM
LOS ANGELES, CA - Federal accident investigators say that tiny pieces of an experimental spaceship that broke up in flight have been found 35 miles from the main wreckage area. Acting National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart said Monday the parts recovered were small enough to have been blown... more »
November 3, 2014 11:32 PM
HAMMOND- The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is set to take the lead on a homicide investigation after authorities in New Orleans determined a woman was shot in Tangipahoa before being burned in her car in Orleans.
Kimberly Bowman, 32, was found dead about three weeks ago.
Monday, the... more »
October 30, 2014 5:55 AM
NATCHITOCHES - Natchitoches police are investigating a fatal shooting involving two Natchitoches Parish sheriff's deputies. Police say 26-year-old Robert Vercher was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon when he exchanged gun fire with deputies, who were trying to serve a protective order. Vercher was taken to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, where... more »
October 29, 2014 10:46 PM
HAMMOND- Family members of a woman from Tangipahoa Parish are furious a mystery still surrounds her death.
Kim Bowman, 32, vanished two weeks ago. Her body was found in her burned vehicle with a gun shot wound about 60 miles from home.
"She left to go to the... more »
October 27, 2014 6:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - City-parish officials made several policy changes as a result of a WBRZ investigation which discovered the executive director of the Alcohol Beverage Control Office was working a second day job.
The WBRZ Investigative Unit found that Chris Cranford, who has an administrative job with ABC, routinely... more »
October 22, 2014 6:33 PM
PORT ALLEN - A woman accused of having her husband killed faces trial three years later.
Monique Kitts is accused of having her husband, Corey Kitts shot execution-style in their Addis home for the insurance money. He was killed almost four years ago and it took three years... more »
October 22, 2014 12:51 PM
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - University of North Carolina chancellor Carol Folt says the school has fired or begun disciplinary procedures against nine employees after an investigation of an academic fraud scandal dating back nearly two decades. Folt took questions from reporters Wednesday after the release of the report by former... more »
October 22, 2014 5:46 AM
WEST MONROE - State police say a Monroe man died when his car ran off the road into a ditch and overturned. The accident happened Tuesday on Louisiana Highway 143 near West Monroe. Senior Trooper Michael Reichardt says 32-year-old Jason Jones of Monroe was not wearing a seatbelt and was... more »
October 21, 2014 4:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services Laboratory will analyze skeletal remains found on Monday morning inside of an abandoned Belle Chasse home.
Sheriff's deputies in Plaquemines Parish said the complete skeletal remains including human skull were found by a laborer who was cleaning the... more »
October 20, 2014 11:14 PM
GREENSBURG- Authorities have released the name of a woman found dead in the burned remains of a home recently .
Monday, they identified the body of the 39-year-old as Marsha Allen. It was still not clear what caused her death, which has been classified as a homicide by the... more »
October 17, 2014 3:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - The apartment fire that sent one man to the hospital for burn injuries has put dozens of people out of their homes.
The fire happened at Broadmoor Plantation Apartments Thursday night. Firefighters said when they arrived on the scene, they discovered a fire in the kitchen... more »
October 16, 2014 10:47 PM
NORWOOD - State Police arrested a tractor driver in connection with an October 1st crash involving two 18-wheelers.
Troopers released details of their investigation and subsequent arrest late Thursday. Edward G. Delee, 52, was booked into the East Feliciana Parish Jail. Delee was charged with hit-and-run driving, negligent injuring... more »
October 16, 2014 5:02 PM
ST. HELENA PARISH - Detectives said they're treating the death of a 39-year-old woman found after a house fire Saturday as a homicide.
Details are still scarce, but authorities said they will be releasing more information soon.
The house was burned almost to its foundation and firefighters found... more »
October 15, 2014 10:58 PM
GREENSBURG- Sheriff's deputies said they are investigating a house fire as a homicide since a 39-year-old woman's body was discovered in the charred rubble of a house.
The woman's name was not released. St. Helena Parish Sheriff's deputies said they are still working to notify family members.
The... more »
October 14, 2014 10:54 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police said Tuesday, the driver of an SUV that ran off Bluff Road, hit and killed two kids then crashed into the tree line was issued a ticket for careless operation.
David Lanus, 6, and Faria Lanus, 9, were fishing at the bottom of an embankment... more »
October 8, 2014 11:51 AM
HATTIESBURG, MS - Hattiesburg police are investigating the death of a Chilean flamingo stolen from the Hattiesburg Zoo early Tuesday. Rick Taylor, executive director of the Hattiesburg Convention Commission, said the female flamingo was taken about 1:08 a.m. It was located about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and was returned to the... more »
October 7, 2014 12:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - The attorney general's main investigator in a criminal inquiry into the awarding of a now-canceled $200 million Medicaid contract will have to answer questions under oath from the fired contractor. A judge ruled Tuesday that lawyers for Maryland-based CNSI can ask limited questions of the investigator as... more »
October 6, 2014 11:18 PM
ST. GABRIEL- Tests from the state crime lab confirmed to investigators what they believes was fact all along: casings and a gun found inside the home of murdered TV personality Scott Rogers were linked to each other.
The details, released Monday, are the first in a series following work... more »
October 2, 2014 4:04 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been granted a delay in his arraignment on recently updated charges in the case. David Rainey's court appearance, originally set for this week, was re-scheduled for Dec. 3... more »
October 1, 2014 9:03 PM
NORWOOD - Highway 67 south of the state line was closed Wednesday evening as State Police worked a crash involving two 18-wheelers.
Authorities said little information was available shortly after the wreck, but did describe the crash as being a "serious injury" collision. The wreck happened about a mile... more »
September 29, 2014 2:21 PM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators are looking into what started a fire at a convenience store in Baton Rouge this morning.
It happened just after 11 a.m. at the Stop and Go #1 in the 2600 block of Thomas Road.
Firefighters arrived to find the fire behind the counter... more »