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  • Trying to beat minimum wage

    August 4, 2015 8:53 PM

    CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA- Taco Bell says it fired a worker who got busted for running a methamphetamine lab inside one its restaurants. Police arrested two men roaming outside a closed Taco Bell. When they went inside they found the remnants of the lab in a utility area. Taco Bell... more »
  • No West Nile in EBR yet check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2015 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control told News Two, lab results that were released Friday show there are no mosquitoes that have tested positive for the West Nile virus. "We're happy this year but we're not letting our guard down," said Randy Vaeth,... more »
  • Southern Lab rebounds with online enrollment

    October 6, 2014 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A shift to online education has restored Southern University Lab School's financial health and prospects, perhaps even helping attract local students to the physical campus next to the historically black university in Baton Rouge. Southern Lab's Virtual School, barely a year old, teaches more than 600 students... more »
  • What happens to homes after a meth lab bust? check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 5, 2014 5:18 PM

    ST. AMANT - Another residence in Ascension Parish is about to be added to the list of "meth lab" houses on the Department of Environmental Quality's website. Two people accused of operating a meth lab were arrested on Wednesday at their home on Highway 936 in St. Amant, and... more »
  • WBRZ named LAB's 2013 Station of the Year

    March 12, 2014 1:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters named WBRZ News 2 their 2013 Station of the Year Wednesday. The LAB presented the honor as part of their yearly Prestige Awards in Baton Rouge. The Station of the Year award is presented annually to a television station in... more »
  • Suitcase meth lab recovered in arrest

    December 16, 2013 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An arrest in a public park led to the recovery of a suitcase meth lab, according to authorities. Terry Baggett was arrested at the BREC Park on Plank Road after a tip to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office that someone was cooking meth there. ... more »
  • Tip leads to several drug arrests in Ascension

    September 26, 2013 11:46 AM

    GONZALES - Investigators said a tip to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office led to several drug arrests and the discovery of a meth lab in St. Amant. Deputies said they began investigating 27-year-old Christopher Washburn, who had an outstanding warrant for aggravated battery and other charges, after receiving a... more »
  • Meth lab warrants turn up out-of-state meth find

    August 30, 2013 5:50 PM

    WALKER - Sheriff's deputies arrested four people in Livingston Parish this week after they said they found meth and materials associated with a meth lab. A sheriff's department spokesperson said investigators arrested Claud Kimble Jr., 23; Talandis Cotton, 22; Eugene Harrison Jr., 29; and Velise Vallery, 30, at the... more »
  • EBRSO: Two booked after meth lab fire

    August 28, 2013 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people in East Baton Rouge Parish Tuesday night after they said one of them was injured in a meth fire. Deputies arrested Amanda Henderson, 26, and Mark Degruiter, 27, after the fire around 10 p.m. at 7940 Jefferson Highway. Investigators said... more »
  • Player taken away from football scrimmage via ambulance

    July 16, 2013 8:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Southern Lab senior was taken from a scrimmage by ambulance after he was knocked out Tuesday evening. A coach told WBRZ News 2, the teen hit another player on the field at Parkview Baptist and lost consciousness. It was not clear which team the other teen... more »
  • EBRSO arrests four, confiscates meth lab

    June 3, 2013 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies in East Baton Parish arrested four people they said were involved with a meth lab. Deputies said they found the items for making meth after responding to a domestic disturbance Sunday evening at the home on 21444 Jon Michelle. Investigators arrested Kurt Browning, Jessica... more »
  • Bids received for St. Tammany crime lab

    May 3, 2013 9:08 AM

    SLIDELL- Five contractors have submitted bids on the proposed new St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office crime lab facility. The Times-Picayune reports the sheriff's office has 30 days to decide whether to accept the lowest bid. Officials say McMath Construction, LLC of Mandeville, submitted the lowest bid of $8.34 million on... more »
  • La. Tech Park opening video game incubator

    April 25, 2013 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Tech Park announced today they were opening a new studio for rising video game developers in Baton Rouge to get access to the tools and exposure they need to succeed. They said the "Level Up Lab" would be the first video game incubator in... more »
  • FDA cites sanitary issues at specialty pharmacies

    April 12, 2013 9:44 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration says it has uncovered troubling sterility problems at 30 specialty pharmacies that were inspected following a recent outbreak of meningitis caused by contaminated drugs. The agency said its inspectors targeted 31 compounding pharmacies that produce sterile drugs, which must be prepared under highly... more »
  • Second meth lab found one day after motel fire Play Video

    April 3, 2013 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators returned to a Baton Rouge hotel today after receiving reports another meth lab was found there, according to the city fire department. HazMat crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the Crossland motel off Boardwalk Wednesday afternoon, which was the site of a... more »
  • Meth lab explodes in motel room

    April 2, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police responded to a Baton Rouge hotel after reports a meth lab exploded this morning. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said it happened at the Crossland Motel off Boardwalk. He said nobody was on scene when investigators found the clandestine lab, and no arrests have been made. ... more »
  • Zachary police discover meth lab, arrest 3

    March 27, 2013 4:12 PM

    ZACHARY - Zachary police assisting state child welfare case workers in an investigation discovered an illegal methamphetamine lab. After officers entered the home and found methamphetamines and materials used in making crystal meth, Chief David McDavid says officers arrested three people. Officers booked Ryan Patrick Harper and Shari Kay Behrens... more »
  • Probation officers find meth lab during visit

    February 27, 2013 9:04 AM

    GONZALES - Probation officers in Ascension Parish said they busted a man operating a meth lab during one of their routine visits. Scott Bateman was on probation for possession of methamphetamine and simple burglary. During their visit, agents said they came across methamphetamine lab and drug paraphernalia. Narcotics... more »
  • Skull identified as missing St. Amant man check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 29, 2012 5:18 PM

    ST. AMANT - Authorities said a skull found in a wooded section of Ascension Parish this weekend was confirmed to be a St. Amant man reported missing in 2008. Lt. Col. Bobby Webre with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said additional remains were found at the site today. Among... more »
  • Meth lab found in Zachary

    October 16, 2012 10:15 AM

    ZACHARY- Authorities arrested a Zachary couple after they said they found an illegal meth lab inside their apartment. According to police, last Thursday the Delta Drug Task Force investigated information they received from neighbors about a possible meth lab inside the apartment in the 1100 block of Willow Creek... more »
  • More arrests made in rolling meth lab Play Video

    August 15, 2012 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police made additional arrests this evening after a wreck in Baton Rouge involving a rolling meth lab which landed two other people in jail. It happened around 3 a.m. on Old Jefferson, about a mile from Woodlawn High School. State Police said the car hit... more »
  • Arrests made in meth lab investigation

    August 15, 2012 6:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement officials have two people in custody following the discovery of a meth lab overnight. Their names have not yet been released. According to Louisiana State Police, components of a meth lab were found around 3 a.m. inside a vehicle on Jefferson Hwy. near... more »
  • 1 dead in north Miss. meth lab explosion

    April 27, 2012 7:52 AM

    BURNSVILLE, Miss. - One man has died from injuries suffered in what Tishomingo County authorities are saying was an explosion in a methamphetamine lab located in a trailer near Burnsville in north Mississippi. Chief Deputy Mike Kemp says the trailer was parked next to an abandoned home. Kemp says firefighters... more »
  • Meth lab cleanup, who pays

    April 20, 2012 10:21 AM

    BAKER - Two people were arrested for cooking meth in Baker and your tax payer dollars paid for the cleanup. The after affects of criminal behavior may be more costly than you think. News 2's Sarah Rosario gets answers tonight on News 2 at 5 p.m. more »
  • WBRZ named community station of the year

    March 29, 2012 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ's employees were honored with 3 awards from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters (LAB) Thursday at the Crowne Plaza hotel. The station and its employees won the award for Community Station of the Year. Projects like Pat's Coats for Kids, Feed a Family, Stuff the... more »
  • School damaged by Katrtina gets new science lab

    January 29, 2012 10:14 AM

    LULING, La.- Nearly seven years after it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, the land lab at Luling Elementary School soon will be replaced. Reports the science lab was damaged by wind when Katrina struck in August 2005. John Rome, executive director of physical plant services for the school system, said... more »
  • Game wardens find suspected meth lab

    January 25, 2012 8:15 AM

    MONROE - Narcotics agents have arrested two Mississippi men after Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents allegedly found them with the materials for a methamphetamine lab in a vehicle in the Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area. Chadwick Hudson and Joshua Weeks, both of Vicksburg, Miss., were booked into Ouachita... more »
  • LPSO: Deserter arrested, admitted to cooking meth

    November 17, 2011 2:00 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Deputies in Livingston Parish said a man confessed to cooking meth in his home after deputies arrested him for desertion. According to Perry Rushing with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies were contacted by the Army and told Bradley Burton, Jr. was wanted for deserting. Rushing... more »
  • LSU FACES lab assists with Miss. unidentified case

    October 3, 2011 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services, or FACES, Laboratory recently assisted with the solving of an unidentified person case in Mississippi. On April 28, a body, clothed in a T-shirt and swim trunks, was discovered in the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Rankin County, Miss.... more »
  • Human remains sent to FACES lab still unidentified

    September 21, 2011 4:14 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. - A report from the LSU forensic laboratory on the skeletal remains found this summer in a wooded area near a busy Bossier City intersection has come back to police without an identification or cause of death. The remains were found June 30 and transported to... more »
  • Couple arrested after meth lab found at residence

    September 14, 2011 2:59 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies in Ascension Parish arrested two people this week after finding a meth lab on property they'd been evicted from. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said deputies arrested Cole Gonzales and Leslea Hurst on Tuesday after the pair fled from deputies and were stopped after a short vehicle... more »
  • UPDATE: Third dog found after animal cruelty arrest

    June 23, 2011 1:23 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Neighbors of a Livingston Parish man tell News 2 they found a third malnourished dog on his property, just days after he was arrested for animal cruelty. Deputies arrested Vernon Hollingsworth, 32, on Tuesday after they were called out to his home near Springfield and found two... more »
  • EBR School Board votes to keep Lab Academy open

    April 21, 2011 5:37 PM

    UPDATE 6:40 p.m. - The school board has voted to keep EBR Lab Academy at Istrouma High open. We'll have more details live at 10 p.m. BATON ROUGE - Many items, including an entire school, are on the chopping block at tonight's East Baton Rouge Parish School Board meeting.... more »
  • Parents arrested in meth lab bust

    April 11, 2011 5:28 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - The parents of a two-year-old boy are behind bars, accused of operating a meth lab while their son was home. The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Garrett Wendt and Tammy Hohnesee. They were booked on charges of possession of crystal meth and operating a clandestine laboratory. ... more »
  • Feds suggest using other grant money to cover meth lab clean-up money cuts

    March 29, 2011 10:18 PM

    LIVINGSTON- The feds are suggesting a solution to a cut in methamphetamine lab clean-up money that News 2 told you about a month ago. But authorities here say it won't work. Federal budget cuts left the Drug Enforcement Agency without millions to pay professionals to pick up meth... more »
  • Student burned in explosion at LSU chemistry lab

    March 10, 2011 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU student was injured when chemicals he was working with exploded and caused a fire, according to LSU media relations. Ernie Ballard said a student was working in a chemistry lab in Choppin Hall when a "flash flame" occurred, burning the student. BRPD and... more »
  • The Meth Effect: Part 3

    March 2, 2011 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- When a meth lab is picked up, that doesn't mean it's cleaned up. It costs thousands of dollars to rid a home of chemicals used in the process, and involves ripping up carpet, gutting walls and revamping ventilation systems. But there's nothing forcing homeowners to clean it... more »
  • Money for local meth lab clean-up cut from DEA budget

    February 24, 2011 10:30 PM

    NAPOLEANVILLE- Federal money to clean up hazardous meth labs has been cut. The Drug Enforcement Agency, or DEA, tells News 2, "DEA anticipates that funding for the clean-up of meth labs will be exhausted this week. Decisions about additional funding in the future rests with the United States Congress."... more »
  • Bones found at BR construction site

    February 7, 2011 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A set of bones found at a Baton Rouge construction site this morning could belong to a human and have been there for more than 50 years, according to investigators. Cpl. L’Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said crews were tearing down a building at 5th and... more »
  • Meth lab in washing machine leads to two arrests

    January 20, 2011 4:03 PM

    HOLDEN – A meth lab in a washing machine burned a Livingston Parish man and led to the arrest of two people today, according to authorities. Chief Deputy Jason Ard said three children were also taken into state care after 29-year-old Angelique Joy Townsend and 33-year-old Carl H. Savoy were... more »
  • Nine meth labs found at Denham Springs residence

    January 5, 2011 3:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Three people were arrested and a baby taken into custody today, after narcotics agents found nine meth labs in a Denham Springs residence. Officers arrested 35-year-old Tanya Hayes, 28-year-old Joseph Tanner and 25-year-old James Hussey after a search of their residence just after midnight. Officers seized the... more »
  • Two arrested after meth lab found in Tangipahoa Parish

    January 4, 2011 12:01 PM

    KENTWOOD – Narcotics agents in Tangipahoa Parish have arrested two people after finding a meth lab at their residence. According to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, 30-year-old Rachel Minton and 28-year-old Randy Davidson were arrested Monday. Warrants had been issued for them almost a month earlier, after deputies searched their residence in... more »

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