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  • 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 »
  • Arsonist sought after fire

    May 21, 2014 5:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are looking for an arsonist after a Baton Rouge home went up in flames Tuesday night. Firefighters were called to the fire in the 900 block of Terrace St. just before 10:00 p.m. Tuesday night. It was reported by a police officer responding to... more »
  • Abortion clinic denies Vitter allegations Play Video

    May 21, 2014 5:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge abortion clinic responded Wednesday to allegations by U. S. Senator David Vitter that they violated patients' privacy rights. Delta Clinic Coordinator Sylvia Ann Cochran said they were unaware of any violations alleged by Vitter, and questioned the timing of his statements which coincided... more »
  • Blaze burns Old South Baton Rouge home

    May 20, 2014 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Everyone escaped a fire that engulfed a house in Old South Baton Rouge late Tuesday night. Firefighters blocked streets around the intersection of Thomas H Delpit and Terrace while they fought the blaze. The fire started shortly before 10:00 and the WBRZ tower cam recorded the... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Getting away with murder? Play Video

    May 19, 2014 4:28 PM

    ADDIS - The News 2 Investigative Unit uncovered serious problems with the investigation of a woman's death in West Baton Rouge Parish. Four different doctors who specialize in autopsies classified her death as a homicide, but the investigation is closed and no one has been arrested. Addis Police Chief... more »
  • Rogers defends creation of select Benghazi panel

    May 13, 2014 6:54 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is defending creation of a special investigation into the attack at Benghazi. Republican Rep. Mike Rogers says Congress owes this to Americans who will be asked to conduct "expeditionary diplomacy" in an increasingly dangerous world. Rogers tells MSNBC lawmakers "want... more »
  • Body found in South Korean ferry as weather eases

    May 13, 2014 3:51 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Another body trapped in a sunken South Korean ferry has been retrieved as the search for missing passengers resumed after a three-day break because of strong winds and waves. Officials have found 276 bodies, and 28 passengers remain missing. Improved weather allowed the search to resume... more »
  • Mexican boat seized in Gulf poaching investigation

    May 12, 2014 11:44 AM

    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND - The U.S. Coast Guard has seized a Mexican fishing boat and detained its five crew members in a poaching investigation off Texas. Coast Guard officials on Monday announced four other boats fled back to Mexican waters. The incident happened Saturday afternoon north of the U.S. and... more »
  • Psychiatrist: Pistorius has 'anxiety disorder'

    May 12, 2014 6:04 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A psychiatrist called by Oscar Pistorius' defense lawyers at his murder trial has testified that she believes the celebrated double-amputee athlete has an "anxiety disorder." Dr. Merryll Vorster testified Monday that events during Pistorius' life, including the amputation of his lower legs as a baby and... more »
  • Ballistics expert testifies at Pistorius trial

    May 9, 2014 3:54 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A ballistics expert is testifying for the defense at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, who killed his girlfriend in his home last year. Wollie Wolmarans, a former police officer, said Friday that his analysis of the scene where the Olympic athlete shot Reeva Steenkamp differs... more »
  • 4 dead in Tampa mansion blaze were shot to death Play Video

    May 9, 2014 3:24 AM

    TAMPA, FL - The flames that brought down a 6,000-foot-square mansion in Tampa, Florida, have been extinguished, and the four bodies found inside have been removed. Now, with the results of autopsies pending and authorities indicating the possibility of a murder-suicide, investigators are trying to piece together information about the... more »
  • House votes to create new Benghazi investigation

    May 8, 2014 5:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has voted to establish a new investigation of the deadly assault in Benghazi, Libya, with Republicans vowing to dig deeper in a search for truth. Democrats say the election-year inquiry is actually a political ploy to raise campaign cash and motivate GOP voters, and they're weighing... more »
  • House set to approve select Benghazi investigation

    May 8, 2014 2:25 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Republicans are set to begin a special investigation into the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, raising the stakes in a political battle with the Obama administration as the midterm election season heats up. Democrats are considering a boycott of the committee,... more »
  • Locals will be alerted to dangerous trains moving through town

    May 7, 2014 10:57 PM

    ST. JAMES - First responders will now be notified when a potentially dangerous train is headed their way. Wednesday, the federal government issued an emergency order requiring train companies to tell state emergency managers before moving large shipments of Bakken Shale crude through communities. Recently, the WBRZ News 2... more »
  • Sheriff investigating man's death

    May 6, 2014 10:15 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday and investigators hope it will shed more light on the death of a man who was found, injured, lying on the ground. Michael Rodrigue, 55, was found near Claiborne and Houmas Streets Sunday. Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies said he died at a... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Vereta Lee changes tune over diploma issue Play Video

    May 1, 2014 9:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An East Baton Rouge Parish School Board Member changed her tune Thursday, about a diploma that was issued to her relative, when she didn't earn it. It comes after the state conducted a thorough investigation into the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. It found documented cases... more »
  • Police identify man found shot at apartment Play Video

    May 1, 2014 5:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a person found shot overnight in Baton Rouge has died from their injuries. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Elbert Marshall, 29, died after he was shot outside an apartment complex on La Margie Street early Thursday morning. A second victim victim was found dead... more »
  • Cab driver shot, killed during robbery in Gretna

    April 30, 2014 5:43 AM

    GRETNA, La. - Gretna police say three suspects wanted in the death of a 55-year-old cab driver are in custody. Deputy Police Chief Anthony H. Christiana Jr. identified the victim as Blake J. Helmer, a long-time driver for Glenn's Cab Co. He says Helmer was shot several times during a... more »
  • Sheriff: No signs of forced entry at murder scene Play Video

    April 29, 2014 4:48 PM

    ETHEL- There were no signs of forced entry at the house where a married couple was murdered, according to the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office. That information came out two days after Connie and Eddie Earl Hall were found shot to death inside their home. The gruesome discovery... more »
  • Independence woman killed in crash on I-10 in Baton Rouge

    April 28, 2014 9:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- I-10 was closed for some of Monday evening as authorities worked to clear a deadly wreck from the Siegen Lane overpass. The wreck happened in the eastbound lanes. It took crews about four hours to investigate and remove the wreckage. State Police say 51-year-old Patricia Martello... more »
  • Deputies investigating murder in Darrow

    April 24, 2014 11:12 PM

    DARROW- A 23-year-old died in a shooting on Highway 22 Thursday. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said Isaac Prestley was shot around 6:30 p.m. and taken to an area hospital by a private vehicle where he died. Allison Hudson, a spokesperson for the department, said the incident is... more »
  • Five arrested in synthetic marijuana investigation

    April 23, 2014 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five arrests were made with drugs, guns, and money seized in an investigation by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office into the sale of synthetic marijuana. Narcotics detectives along with SWAT, K-9, and Baton Rouge Police SWAT executed three search warrants early Wednesday morning. Detectives seized... more »
  • Investigators: Shooting a family affair Play Video

    April 16, 2014 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An altercation between family members led to a shooting in Baton Rouge Tuesday night. Investigators say 53-year-old Jeremy Gray was shot and killed by his stepbrother on Dotson Ave. off Scenic Hwy. just after 10:00 p.m. last night. They haven't determined what caused the shooting, but... more »

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