May 28, 2014 7:45 PM
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA- The idea of breaking away from California to form a 51st state is gaining steam in the northern, largely rural and agrarian counties. Its been a topic of conversation for almost a century but now voters in two counties can have a say next week. People in Del... more »
April 8, 2014 9:12 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a murder after the body of a 38-year-old man was found shot to death early Tuesday morning.
The body of Alexander Scott was found by neighborhood residents around 7:30am in a canal behind houses in the 4300 block of Jefferson Ave.... more »
September 23, 2013 11:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating the killing of a man found dead in Baton Rouge this morning.
Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said the man was found in the 2600 block of Jefferson Avenue around 5:50 a.m.
Police did not release details about how the man died,... more »
August 27, 2013 11:02 PM
BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies investigated a possible meth lab near Bocage Tuesday night.
A sheriff's office spokesperson said they were alerted by ambulance personnel about a man with burns to his hands and face at an apartment in the 7900 block of Jefferson. He had a small bottle that... more »
April 30, 2013 11:42 AM
METAIRIE - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say a man returning to the area was arrested at Louis Armstrong International Airport for a Metairie bank robbery earlier in April. The Times-Picayune reports 33-year-old Bruce Padilla was booked Monday for a bank robbery on April 12. Col. John Fortunato says authorities caught... more »
April 15, 2013 11:15 AM
RIVER RIDGE - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal shooting in River Ridge. Deputies say 29-year-old Sulaiman Muhammad was shot multiple times around 12:52 p.m. Sunday. Deputies say Muhammad was taken to the LSU Interim Hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. Sheriff's office spokesman John Fortunato... more »
April 2, 2013 11:11 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A 50-year-old New Orleans man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for robbing people while impersonating a police officer. The Times-Picayune reports Van Gabriel pleaded guilty in Jefferson Parish to 10 charges tied to four crimes in Kenner and Gretna in 2010. In his Jefferson... more »
February 17, 2013 10:34 AM
GRETNA, La. - Jefferson Parish authorities say an 81-year-old woman has been shot and killed after someone fire into her home in the Bridge City community. Sheriff Newell Normand says in a news release that it's not clear if the woman was the intended target in the shooting, but she... more »
December 20, 2012 4:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- Some Baton Rouge city pools won't re-open this summer.
BREC announced they are shutting down Webb and Jefferson Park pools partly because nobody uses them.
"You'll be over there at any of those two pools or some of our other facilities during the day and there... more »
December 10, 2012 12:35 PM
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A potential plunge over the federal "fiscal cliff" is causing anxiety for many state officials - not only because of prospective federal funding cuts, but because of the confusion surrounding the ongoing stalemate in Washington. The longer the White House and Congress remain at odds, the... more »
November 27, 2012 5:26 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Jefferson Parish coroner's office is trying to determine whether the decomposed body of a man recovered from the Gulf of Mexico is a worker missing since a fire erupted on an offshore oil platform on Nov. 16. The Coast Guard says the body was spotted Monday... more »
November 27, 2012 12:20 AM
BATON ROUGE - Court documents show Shermaine Matthews was the primary witness in a shooting on the Mississippi River Bridge earlier this year.
Family members said Matthews, 28, was shot five times while traveling in a car on the bridge on the Fourth of July. He was in critical... more »
November 20, 2012 4:06 PM
METAIRIE - Louisiana-based Smoothie King, which was sold in July to a South Korea-based corporation, will move its headquarters from Covington to Jefferson Parish and expand its 45-person headquarters staff with 60 new jobs. The announcement was made Tuesday by state officials and Greater New Orleans Inc., the economic development... more »
November 15, 2012 3:51 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A state appeal court says that the Jefferson Parish Public School System illegally cut teachers' pay by imposing an unpaid day of leave for every teacher in the district. The Jefferson Federation of Teachers sued the school board after it ordered the furlough. District Judge Steve Windhorst... more »
November 13, 2012 10:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman died this morning after a wreck on Jefferson Highway.
Sheriff's deputies said Shannan Fergeson Taylor, 29, was hit at the intersection of Jefferson and Inniswold around 8:30 a.m.
They said her seat belt didn't work, so she wasn't wearing it when... more »
October 31, 2012 3:42 PM
BATON ROUGE- Former LSU Quarterback Jordan Jefferson walked out of Parish Prison with a smile from ear to ear on Wednesday.
Jefferson pleaded no contest this morning to a battery charge stemming from a fight outside a bar last year. He told the judge this incident opened his eyes.... more »
October 30, 2012 6:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson is back in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after violating the conditions of his bond.
District Judge Chip Moore revoked Jefferson's 2011 bond for his simple battery arrest, then ordered him back to jail by 2pm.
Jefferson was arrested last... more »
October 30, 2012 2:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson is in parish prison this afternoon after a judge revoked his bond from a 2011 battery arrest.
Sheriff's office spokesperson Casey Hicks said Jefferson turned himself in to a deputy, who transported him to the prison.
A district judge revoked... more »
October 30, 2012 10:24 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge today revoked former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson's bond from a 2011 bar fight, and said he needed to report to the parish prison by 2 p.m.
District Judge Chip Moore said Jefferson's recent drug arrest violated the conditions of his bond on... more »
October 29, 2012 10:13 AM
GRETNA - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested 19-year-old Belle Chasse man for allegedly feeding his 2-month-old son enough alcohol to register a .289 percent blood alcohol content. Cesar Ruiz was booked Sunday with attempted first-degree murder. In Louisiana, drivers are considered legally drunk when their blood alcohol level is... more »
October 25, 2012 7:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- The four former LSU football players arrested Thursday on drug charges have been booked into jail, but bond has not been set.
The jail released their booking photographs, also known as "mug shots," just before 8 p.m.
Jordan Jefferson, Tyrann Mathieu, Karnell Hatcher, and Derrick Bryant... more »
October 25, 2012 5:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested four former LSU players after they said they were caught with marijuana in an off-campus apartment.
Authorities arrested Jordan Jefferson, Tyrann Mathieu, Karnell Hatcher, and Derrick Bryant before 4 p.m. at an apartment on West State Street.
Lt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge... more »
October 19, 2012 5:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - The search continues in Baton Rouge for a gunman who shot another man in the face.
It happened just after midnight at Capital Square Apartments off North 17th Street.
According to police the 33-year-old victim was trying to buy drugs in the complex before the... more »
October 12, 2012 3:05 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Federal officials are investigating allegations by the Southern Poverty Law Center that the Jefferson Parish public schools discriminate against Latino students. In a letter dated Sept. 27, the Justice Department's civil rights division and Education Department's office for civil rights said they haven't reached any conclusions about... more »
October 2, 2012 9:46 PM
BATON ROUGE- Emergency crews are responding to a fatal crash just outside city limits.
Sources say a motorcyclist died in the wreck, near Jefferson and Highland.
No other details were available.
Stay with WBRZ.com and News2 for updates. more »
September 25, 2012 10:19 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Aaron Broussard, who rode a populist wave to power as president of Jefferson Parish, pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal corruption charges.
The pleas to conspiracy and theft charges resolve a case in which prosecutors charged Broussard abused his power as president of the New Orleans suburb.... more »
September 19, 2012 4:28 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors have filed a reduced charge against former Jefferson Parish attorney Thomas Wilkinson in a corruption case that also has resulted in charges against former parish president Aaron Broussard. Wilkinson faced more serious charges, including conspiracy to commit bribery, before a court filing Wednesday replaced them... more »
September 12, 2012 7:46 AM
BATON ROUGE - State officials say hours have been extended in Orleans and Jefferson parishes for residents seeking disaster food assistance following Hurricane Isaac.
Suzy Sonnier, secretary of the Department of Children and Family Services, says both UNO's Lakefront Arena in Orleans Parish and the Alario Center in Jefferson... more »
August 28, 2012 5:42 PM
MARRERO - The Army Corps of Engineers says it has closed the Bayou Verret floodgate and will close floodgates on Bayou Segnette on Wednesday morning because of strong wind and high tides associated with Hurricane Isaac. The gates are designed to be closed when water in the canal reaches two... more »
August 3, 2012 4:03 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard and former Parish Attorney Tom Wilkinson have pleaded not guilty in connection with new bribery charges filed last week. Broussard and Wilkinson appeared Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy in an arraignment in New Orleans federal court that lasted about... more »
May 11, 2012 9:00 AM
Jordan Jefferson's first stint in the NFL did not last long. The former LSU quarterback was waived by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday afternoon after just four days with the team. Jefferson earned an invite to try out for the team as an undrafted free agent. Upon signing Jefferson... more »
May 8, 2012 10:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Four men who claim to have been injured in a bar brawl involving a group of LSU football players are suing them and the owners of the bar where it happened.
The suit was filed Monday against former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Josh Johns,... more »
May 1, 2012 10:54 AM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators say a bank on Jefferson Highway was robbed Tuesday, making it the second Baton Rouge bank hit in two days.
Baton Rouge Police say the robbery took place at the Regions Bank at 7777 Jefferson Hwy.
The suspect is described as a black male... more »
April 20, 2012 7:50 AM
ALEXANDRIA - A hearing in federal court may determine whether a former Louisiana congressman will have to begin serving a 13-year prison sentence for taking bribes and other crimes. Democrat William Jefferson was convicted back in 2009 but has been free on bond while appealing his case. The case drew... more »
February 23, 2012 7:28 AM
JENNINGS - The Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury has agreed to endorse the use of state incentives to support infrastructure projects for a rum distillery under construction in Lacassine. Louisiana Spirits is seeking a $305,000 Economic Development Assistance Program grant from the state to help fund infrastructure systems at the... more »
February 21, 2012 6:34 AM
MARRERO - Jefferson Parish deputies are hunting for whoever shot six teenagers, including a 13-year-old and two 16-year-olds, in Marrero. Sheriff Newell Normand says none of the injuries were considered life-threatening, although the 13-year-old was shot multiple times. Deputies collected spent casings from AK-47, .45-caliber and .9mm guns. So far,... more »
February 9, 2012 11:22 AM
BATON ROUGE - An attorney for former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson pleaded not guilty for his client to a simple battery charge.
It stems from a bar fight near LSU that happened Aug. 19.
Jefferson and another football player were arrested following the fight.
Jefferson was originally... more »
February 3, 2012 2:13 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Attorney's office in New Orleans has filed more charges against former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard and former Parish Attorney Tom Wilkinson. Friday's superseding indictment adds five new counts of wire fraud and one count of theft from a federal program to the charges facing... more »
January 17, 2012 2:32 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard received hundreds of thousands of dollars in "retainers, consulting fees or finder fees" from contractors and vendors doing business with Jefferson while Broussard was president from 2004-2010. The allegations are contained in a court filing Tuesday as part... more »
November 30, 2011 4:13 PM
Update 5:48 p.m.: Baton Rouge Police report that Spicer has been found safe and was returned back to his home.
BATON ROUGE - Police asked for the public's help today locating a missing Baton Rouge man with dementia.
Lionel Spicer, 53, left his home on the 2400 block... more »
November 18, 2011 11:58 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. - Local government agencies, school districts and nonprofit organizations seeking FEMA disaster aid to help cover emergency work and damage repair from Tropical Storm Lee have one more week to submit their requests.
FEMA said Friday that the deadline to apply is Nov. 27.
Public... more »
September 28, 2011 6:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - A grand jury today decided LSU's Jordan Jefferson should be charged with simple battery in connection with an August 19th fight outside Shady's in Baton Rouge.
That is a misdemeanor charge and could carry a fine of up to $1000 or up to six months in... more »
September 19, 2011 10:06 PM
BATON ROUGE- District Attorney Hillar Moore says when he takes the second-degree battery case involving LSU football players Jordan Jefferson and Josh Johns to a grand jury this week, he'll be bringing witness statements, but won't have DNA results.
Moore says the tests done on both players shoes, following... more »
September 19, 2011 5:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Prosecutor Hillar Moore said today a grand jury will hear the battery case against two suspended LSU football players on Wednesday.
Jordan Jefferson and Josh Johns surrendered Aug. 26 to charges of second-degree battery in connection with a brawl outside a bar south of the LSU... more »
September 16, 2011 3:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - The defense attorney for suspended LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson filed a motion today calling for a hearing to have the allegations against his client cleared.
Lewis Unglesby stated in the motion that while Jefferson had been arrested in connection with a fight outside a Baton Rouge... more »
September 9, 2011 10:24 PM
BATON ROUGE- Most fans say the bar fight that landed starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson and reserve linebacker Josh Johns behind bars is still troubling three weeks later, since it left the team short-handed.
Now they say it's time to focus on the field.
Police say the fight left... more »
August 30, 2011 9:36 PM
BATON ROUGE- There's new video of what happened inside a bar before a fight that got two LSU football players arrested and kicked off the team.
It's the same video sent to LSU Tuesday in an effort to get Jordan Jefferson reinstated to the team.
The starting quarterback... more »
August 26, 2011 11:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- From police, the case involving LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Josh Johns moves to the District Attorney. Now, the waiting starts.
District Attorney Hillar More says reactions from the community are heavy on his mind as the file comes his way.
"Some have already convicted... more »
August 26, 2011 10:12 AM
UPDATE: Jefferson and Johns turned themselves in to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after 10 o'clock Friday morning. Their attorney at the time Nathan Fisher joined them as they posted a $5 thousand dollar fine.
Jefferson and Johns were well dressed as they left prison at 12:01pm, and their... more »
August 25, 2011 10:59 PM
BATON ROUGE- Conflicting stories are emerging about what happened during the fight at a Baton Rouge bar last Thursday, including one account that one of the proclaimed victims threw the first punch.
Police say the fight included LSU football players, and a man being kicked in the head.
... more »
August 22, 2011 6:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - Chief of Police Dewayne White wants to set the record straight. He wants the public to know there will not be a cover-up, and the football players in question will be treated as any other persons of interest would be.
"This case is not going away... more »
August 19, 2011 10:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police investigating a fight outside a Baton Rouge bar last night said LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and other LSU football players are believed to have been involved in the disturbance.
EMS responded to a call at the location on East Boyd Ave. around 2 a.m., but... more »
March 25, 2011 12:33 PM
BATON ROUGE - U.S. Marshals arrested a man on Highland road between Airline and Jefferson Hwy. today after a foot chase and scuffle.
A News2 crew camera was rolling was rolling when they happened to see the whole chase ensue.
We'll have that video for you tonight.
... more »
February 24, 2011 12:58 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A federal scientist says a surge of baby bottlenosed dolphin deaths has a precedent four years ago in Texas.
In March 2007, 68 dolphins washed up in Galveston and Jefferson counties.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist Blair Mase says those included an unusual number... more »
January 25, 2011 12:20 PM
BATON ROUGE – A fire at the Jefferson Shadows Apartments caused minor damage, but has forced one resident out of their unit. Firefighters from the St. George and Baton Rouge Fire departments were called to the apartments just before 9:00 a.m. A neighbor had noticed smoke coming from an apartment... more »
November 27, 2010 11:30 AM
IOTA - The National Weather Service says three tornadoes damaged houses in Acadia and Jefferson Davis parishes, but no injuries have been reported. Meteorologist Donald Jones said Friday that two twisters touched down in Acadia Parish late Thursday and one hit the east side of Jennings. Acadia Parish sheriff's spokeswoman... more »
November 22, 2010 1:30 PM
LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and Arkansas linebacker Jerry Franklin are the Southeastern Conference offensive and defensive players of the week. Jefferson passed for a career-high 254 yards and accounted for two touchdowns in a win over Mississippi. Franklin had a career-best 20 tackles in Arkansas' double-overtime win at Mississippi State.... more »
November 16, 2010 11:25 AM
RICHMOND, Va. - A former Louisiana congressman convicted of bribery charges says his defense was "devastated" by what he claims were a judge's erroneous jury instructions. In a court filing Monday, former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson asks the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virgina to throw out all... more »
November 13, 2010 10:53 AM
GRETNA - The Jefferson Parish Council says hundreds of 80-pound anchors that once kept oil containment boom in place are now navigation hazards. It wants BP to remove them. Councilman Chris Roberts tells The Times-Picayune of New Orleans that some BP contractors removed boom by cutting it away from the... more »
October 11, 2010 10:39 PM
Police are still searching for a man who shot at three cars in the early morning hours yesterday.
The incidents happened at Interstate 12 and Essen Lane, Jefferson Highway and Drusilla Lane and Jefferson Highway near Airline Highway. In some cases, the man shot the finger at the drivers... more »
September 21, 2010 6:06 PM
U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon has ruled in favor of the police in the lawsuit alleging constitutional rights violations on the part of the Jefferson Parish police in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. WWL-TV reported Tuesday that Lemmon dismissed most of the claims against Gretna Police Chief Arthur... more »
September 6, 2010 11:07 AM
Jefferson Thomas, one of the first nine black students to enroll in desegregated Arkansas' schools, has died at age 68 in Columbus, Ohio. Fellow Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Trickey Brown says Thomas died Sunday. Trickey Brown did not know the cause of death and declined further comment. In 1957,... more »
August 26, 2010 5:20 AM
Free medical, vision, and dental services will be provided for residents in Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard parishes this weekend. The free services will be available Friday through Sunday, beginning at 6 a.m. each day at the Taylor Center/Park in New Orleans.
The services being offered during the three-day... more »
July 5, 2010 1:19 PM
Five people were shot in three separate incidents in one hour overnight in Jefferson Parish.
In the first incident, three people were shot and were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
About ten minutes later, deputies say one man was shot in Harvey. He is in... more »
March 29, 2010 1:58 PM
A Jefferson Parish deputy was arrested Monday, accused of driving drunk.
Sgt. Dominick Imbornone was arrested by Causeway Police while driving his marked police car.
He was booked with driving while intoxicated.
The Sheriff's Department says Imbornone has been fired. He had been with the Jefferson Parish... more »
February 16, 2010 5:27 AM
Baton Rouge Running of the Beauregard Bull, Noon - Old Governor's Mansion New Roads Community Center Carnival Parade, 11 a.m. The New Roads Lions Carnival Parade, 1:30pm Orleans Zulu - uptown, 8:15 a.m. Rex - uptown, 10 a.m. Elks orleans - uptown - after Rex Crescent City - uptown -... more »
February 12, 2010 4:54 AM
A New Orleans man has been arrested for allegedly using his dead brother's identity to fraudulently obtain Medicaid benefits. Federal prosecutors said 58-year-old Lionel Perkins used his brother's identity to seek reimbursement for goods, services and care, including from pharmacies in Baton Rouge and Jefferson. He already faced charges of... more »
January 28, 2010 3:17 PM
Political operative Mose Jefferson has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribing a former New Orleans school board president.
In August, a jury convicted Jefferson of charges he paid kickbacks to Ellenese Brooks-Simms for her support in awarding school contracts to a computer-based teaching system he sold.... more »
October 27, 2009 2:09 PM
A move to dismiss the federal bankruptcy case filed by former Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson and his wife has been denied.
In filing for liquidation, Jefferson and his wife Andrea listed a monthly income of nearly $31,000. But, a bankruptcy court ruled the Jeffersons' income is likely to fall... more »