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  • Former marine lives in tent after increased rent forces him out of apartment Play Video

    March 26, 2017 11:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's another day at the Koa Campground for Michael Doughty and his fiance. The decorated Marine Corps veteran now spends his days living in a tent. "It's a blow to my pride to be living in a tent, my fiance in a tent, when we... more »
  • Home and remodeling show helps flood victims get back on their feet Play Video

    March 26, 2017 10:00 PM

    GONZALES - Vic Sauniers and his wife lost their Gonzales home in the flood and are currently living in a FEMA trailer. They say their new home will be elevated, built on top of a mound of dirt. "We want to be prepared so when the next flood... more »
  • One hospitalized after shooting on Gibbens Road

    March 26, 2017 9:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was taken to the hospital after after a shooting on Gibbens Road Sunday afternoon. According to BRPD, the victim and three others were inside of vehicle in the 11000 block of Gibbens Road around 5:30 p.m. Police say a bullet struck the vehicle hitting... more »
  • Domestic incident leads to shooting on O'neal Lane; One in critical condition

    March 26, 2017 8:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One has been hospitalized after a shooting on O'neal Lane Sunday afternoon. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the shooting occurred as a result of a domestic incident around 5 p.m. One suspect was taken into custody. Sources say the victim was taken... more »
  • Former LSU QB Brandon Harris commits to UNC

    March 26, 2017 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU Starting Quarterback Brandon Harris has announced he is fully committed to the University of North Carolina. Harris announced the move in a Facebook post Sunday afternoon. "Thank you, to all of those who have kept me in your prayers and continue to do... more »
  • Abandoned next-door property keeps flood victim from returning home Play Video

    March 25, 2017 11:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bent and broken chain link fence is the only thing separating one woman's home of 21 years and the blighted property next door. "It needs to be a safe neighborhood, and it's not safe right now, not with the doors wide open and abondoned. That's... more »
  • BRPD holds open house for new recruits Play Video

    March 25, 2017 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Academy opened it's doors Saturday to show what the department has to offer. It was well attended with people like Tykisha Knighten, who has a degree in criminal justice, but a personal experience inspired her to come here. "I had an... more »
  • LSU baseball falls to Florida in 8-1 loss

    March 25, 2017 10:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sophomore right-hander Brady Singer fired a complete-game six-hitter Saturday to lead 11th-ranked Florida to an 8-1 win over No. 4 LSU at McKethan Stadium. Florida improved to 16-8 overall and 2-3 in the SEC, while LSU dropped to 17-6 overall and 3-2 in conference play. ... more »
  • Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Jefferson Ave.

    March 25, 2017 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Jefferson Avenue Saturday night. EMS was called to the scene around 8:30 p.m. Sources say the pedestrian's injuries didn't appear to be life threatening. The pedestrian also refused to be taken to the hospital. more »
  • Man arrested for cyberstalking after sending threatening messages to ex-wife

    March 25, 2017 8:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested Friday after he sent several harassing text messages to his ex-wife in October. According to the victim, 42-year-old Jack Collins Jr. sent 30 threatening text messages over the course of three days. Deputies say the two had been separated since Jan. 2013.... more »
  • Weather moves LSU Softball vs. Georgia to Sunday

    March 25, 2017 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Due to weather and field conditions game two of the SEC series between the No. 12 LSU softball team and No. 16 Georgia Bulldogs has been moved to Sunday as part of a doubleheader at Tiger Park in Baton Rouge. Heavy rains on Saturday rendered the... more »
  • Exotic livestock: Slovakian students learn of gator farming

    March 25, 2017 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students from the Slovak University of Agriculture learned a bit about alligator farming and uses for 'gator hides during an eight-day visit to Louisiana State University. One visiting student, Lukás Sýkora, said he was surprised that an exotic predator could grow on a farm. The LSU AgCenter's... more »
  • Jury convicts deputy marshal for shooting death of boy, dad's injuries Play Video

    March 24, 2017 6:44 PM

    MARKSVILLE – Jurors found Derrick Stafford guilty of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter in the shooting death of a six-year-old and the injuring of the child's father in November 2015. The jury deliberated for a little more than three hours Friday evening. Sentencing is scheduled for next Friday. ... more »
  • Pastor hopes to help family, friends heal as Sergeant Anderson is laid to rest Play Video

    March 22, 2017 10:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Healing Place Church has become a center of spiritual recovery to some in Baton Rouge over the past year. After last year's tragedies, including the slaying of three officers, the Alton Sterling Protests, and the August flood, their mission is to heal the world. David... more »
  • New video shows Deputy Nick Tullier operating a wheelchair

    March 22, 2017 5:37 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputy Nick Tullier's family posted a new video Wednesday showing him operating a wheelchair as he continues his recovery. In an update, Tullier's father says the hospital had to remove a "central line" IV that was causing an infection. His father goes... more »
  • Southern University's disrepair could affect enrollment Play Video

    March 22, 2017 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wires hanging out of the ceilings, makeshift air-conditioning units, and water damaged classrooms have left many buildings at Southern University in Baton Rouge resembling condemned structures. Administrators fear the enormous maintenance backlog is driving students away. "The students are a different breed these days," said Vice... more »
  • Man found dead in vehicle on I-55 identified

    March 22, 2017 5:06 PM

    TANGIPAHOA - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the man found dead in a vehicle Mar. 15. According to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, 35-year-old Alphonse Reid of Kentwood was found dead in a silver Infinity G37x on the shoulder of I-55 at the LA 440 exit.... more »
  • Judge blocks Louisiana marriage law

    March 22, 2017 7:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has blocked a Louisiana law that prevents people without birth certificates from marrying. The judge's preliminary injunction means Viet Anh "Victor" Vo is likely to win his constitutional challenge of the state law if it goes to trial. Vo is a U.S. citizen who... more »
  • Pot on stove causes apartment fire on Red Oak Drive

    March 21, 2017 9:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters say a pot left on a stove caused an apartment fire on Red Oaks Drive in Baton Rouge Tuesday night. The fire happened around 8:12 p.m. Tuesday in the 10900 block of Red Oaks Drive. Fire crews were able to contain the fire to a... more »
  • Louisiana politicians get roasted in Baton Rouge this weekend

    March 21, 2017 1:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State leaders with thick skins will be among the audience at Louisiana's 66th Annual Gridiron Show this weekend. Former and current political reporters will satirize the elected officials in a two night, sketch comedy show at the Nicholson Post American Legion Hall on 151 South Wooddale Blvd.... more »
  • One hospitalized after shooting near Longfellow Park

    March 20, 2017 7:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are responding to a shooting that occurred near a BREC park Monday afternoon. The shooting took place around 6:05 p.m. on Kelvin Street, near Longfellow Park. Sources say one person was shot multiple times. The victim was taken to the hospital in critical but... more »
  • LSU offers free mumps vaccines to students, faculty and staff Play Video

    March 20, 2017 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Student Health Center will partner with the Louisiana Office of Public Health to provide the Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) vaccine for all students, faculty and staff starting Wednesday. The vaccinations will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 22, and Thursday, Mar. 23... more »
  • Excluded judge candidate lands court date

    March 19, 2017 2:38 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A candidate for Louisiana's 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal is getting a day in court after a judge ruled she lacked the required legal experience to run for the state's second-highest court. Vanessa Waguespack Anseman's appeal of that decision will be heard Monday at the 3rd Circuit in... more »
  • Bossier Police transport teen found shot in parked car

    March 18, 2017 7:55 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - Bossier City Police are investigating a shooting that's left a teenager with a life-threatening gunshot wound. Authorities say officers were called to a home about 1 p.m. Saturday and found a 14-year-old boy sitting in a car parked in the driveway of his home. Investigators are trying... more »
  • Nick Tullier visited by Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, Sgt. Bruce Simmons

    March 18, 2017 6:45 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - Several members of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office traveled to Houston, Texas to visit Deputy Nick Tullier Friday. The visitors included Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and Sgt. Bruce Simmons among others. A Facebook post showed the visitors standing alongside Tullier in his wheelchair. Tullier was... more »
  • Doughnut shop sued over man's fatal allergic reaction

    March 18, 2017 6:19 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Georgia man is suing a Louisiana doughnut shop over claims that his father died of an allergic reaction after eating an apple fritter. The son's attorneys on Thursday filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Dynasty Donuts LLC, a Lafayette company doing business as Rickey Meche's Donut King.... more »
  • New Orleans disability pride fest part of a growing trend

    March 18, 2017 4:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' newest festival, the Disability Pride Festival, grew from a comment on the internet. Jane Rhea Vernier says the comment suggested that while it's easy to organize spur-of-the-moment festivals in New Orleans, it's harder to get people to the capital to speak up for the rights... more »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed on Airline Highway

    March 18, 2017 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle while attempting to cross Airline Highway Saturday morning. According to BRPD, 42-year-old Jill Valori was struck by a 2015 Toyota Corolla while attempting to cross the roadway in the 6300 block of Airline Hwy. around 4:30 a.m.... more »
  • Teen arrested for arson on Victoria Drive

    March 18, 2017 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a teenager Friday in connection to an arson on Victoria Drive. The arson occurred Mar. 11, in lot 107 of Victoria Drive. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, a witness identified the 15-year-old suspect in a line-up and he was taken into... more »
  • New Orleans man arrested for alleged home repair fraud in Baton Rouge

    March 18, 2017 1:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE -- A New Orleans man who took payment to replace a roof just after the August floods was arrested Friday on fraud and theft charges. Police say Melvin Hendricks took a $4,200 initial payment and promised to replace a roof at a flood-damaged home, according to Hendricks'... more »
  • Contractor arrested over undone work

    March 18, 2017 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE -- A contractor who took $4,000 to remove and replace a flooded air conditioning system was arrested Friday. Laroy Turnipseed Sr. was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of misapplication of payment by a contractor. A woman whose house was flooded told... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to mailing threats to government offices

    March 15, 2017 4:56 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to sending threatening letters to government offices, including one addressed to Gov. John Bel Edwards. Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Kyle Dore, of New Iberia, sent white powder in four of the nine letters that he mailed in December 2015 and January 2016.... more »
  • State Workforce Commission tornado assistance deadline is Wednesday Play Video

    March 14, 2017 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The clock is ticking for those affected by February's tornadoes to receive assistance from the State Workforce Commission. Wednesday, March 15 is the last day to get assistance from the commission. It's been more than a month since tornadoes touched down in parts of southeastern Louisiana.... more »
  • Tip leads to arrest in Circle K robbery spree

    March 14, 2017 9:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana State Police task force arrested a suspect Tuesday in connection with multiple Circle K robberies that occurred over the weekend. Police say a tip led to the arrest of 48-year-old Robert Aaron of Baker. Aaron is responsible for the robberies that occurred at the... more »
  • Cool and quiet along the Gulf Coast, blizzard in the Northeast Play Video

    March 14, 2017 6:50 AM

    Locally, cool and pleasant March weather is forecast for the next several days. Meanwhile, a major snowstorm is grinding air and ground travel to a halt in the Northeast. Up to 20 inches of snow is possible for some locations with coastal areas expected to experience tropical storm force winds... more »
  • State Police leader: 'I welcome' travel audit

    March 13, 2017 9:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The leader of the Louisiana State Police says he has no objections to a legislative auditor review of taxpayer-funded travel in his department. Col. Mike Edmonson said: "I welcome any review." Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera confirmed Monday that he will look into the spending, after a request... more »
  • 21-year-old arrested for macing roommates at Burbank apartment

    March 13, 2017 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman has been arrested for spraying her roommates with mace after an argument Sunday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 21-year-old Malia Jones was arrested at her apartment on Burbank Drive. Jones reportedly sprayed her roommates with mace after they got into an... more »
  • Gov. Edwards appeals FEMA's aid denial for parishes impacted by tornadoes

    March 13, 2017 4:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards has appealed FEMA's decision to deny individual assistance for St. James and Ascension parishes. The governor also appealed the decision to deny public assistance for Ascension, Livingston, Orleans, and St. James parishes. Governor Edwards had requested federal aid for the parishes... more »
  • 24 years later, Northeast U.S. braces for another monster

    March 13, 2017 12:17 PM

    On the 24 year anniversary of America’s “Storm of the Century,” the Northeastern United States is bracing for another monster snowstorm. Unlike the 1993 behemoth, which brought snow as far south as Louisiana, this system will bring significant impacts to a smaller section of the country. On March... more »
  • Video shows more progress in Deputy Nick Tullier's recovery

    March 12, 2017 11:20 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - A new video posted Sunday shows more progress in Deputy Nick Tullier's slow recovery. The video, posted by Tullier's girlfriend, shows the deputy lifting himself up with his forearms without any assistance. Deputy Tullier was shot and injured in an ambush in July on... more »
  • Galvez Middle School opens temporary campus Monday Play Video

    March 12, 2017 11:09 PM

    ASCENSION - Students of Galvez Middle School are ready to return to class Monday morning. The students and staff have been displaced since the floods last August, and the temporary campus is finally ready for 500 students to fill its halls. "The Galvez Pirates are coming home. All... more »
  • Firefighter injured in partial roof collapse released from hospital Play Video

    March 12, 2017 8:03 PM

    UPDATE: Officials say the firefighter who suffered minor injuries at the Cast Iron Kitchen fire Sunday was treated and released. Original story below: BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to a fire at the Cast Iron Kitchen on Jones Creek Road Sunday afternoon. The St. George... more »
  • LSU sweeps Wichita State with 9-2 victory Play Video

    March 12, 2017 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Tigers defeated Wichita State, 9-2, to sweep the Shockers in the final non-conference series ahead of Southeastern Conference play Sunday afternoon. Freshman Eric Walker started for the fourth straight week and moved to 2-0 on the season. Walker allowed just three hits and struck out... more »
  • Lanes reopen on I-10 East at Miss. River Bridge

    March 12, 2017 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open on I-10 East at the Mississippi River Bridge after an accident closed the center and left lanes Sunday afternoon. Congestion from this incident has cleared as of 7:35 p.m. Check WBRZ's traffic-tracking technology for updates across the Baton Rouge area. more »
  • Louisiana seeking lenders to administer flood aid loans

    March 12, 2017 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is looking for lending organizations to dole out aid to qualifying small businesses impacted by the March and August 2016 floods. The state's flood recovery task force says the Office of Community Development is seeking nonprofits, community development financial institutions and federal credit unions to administer... more »
  • BREC referees claim they aren't being paid on time Play Video

    March 11, 2017 11:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Calling basketball games is a workout for the men in the black and white stripes. They run up and down the court, keeping up with 10-year-olds, watching every dribble, shot, and pass for several games in row. But the some basketball referees for BREC say... more »
  • LSU bats win big over Wichita State 12-5 Play Video

    March 11, 2017 8:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Behind another strong performance by senior Jared Poche’ and a combined 17 hits from the Tiger hitters, No. 6 LSU (11-4) defeated Wichita State, 12-5, Saturday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. Poche’ improved to 4-0 after firing off seven shutout innings and striking... more »
  • New option for Louisiana parents to pay their child support

    March 11, 2017 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana parents who pay child support through the state's social services department have a new tool for payment: MoneyGram, a money transfer company located at Walmart, CVS and 780 other locations in the state. The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services announced Thursday that the company... more »
  • More Louisiana elections ahead: Early voting opens March 25

    March 11, 2017 12:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Early voting is opening for the March 25 municipal elections around Louisiana. Secretary of State Tom Schedler's office says voters can start casting ballots Saturday for local candidate and proposition elections and to fill three open seats in the Louisiana House of Representatives. The early voting period... more »
  • IPSO seeking suspect in February New Iberia shooting

    March 8, 2017 5:23 PM

    NEW IBERIA - Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office investigators are searching for a man in connection to a shooting on Feb. 8. According to the sheriff's office, 23-year-old Jashawn McCoy shot the 41-year-old victim nine times. Investigators say the shooting was the result of an argument between the two. ... more »
  • Edwards says wetlands needs priority over roads in request to federal government

    March 8, 2017 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE – One of the governor's five priority projects for coastal protection he's asked the president to consider under an executive order is a project to re-establish natural freshwater in Maurepas Swamp. The swamp project could cost as much as $187 million. It'd divert freshwater through a diversion... more »
  • What you should know: lightning Play Video

    March 8, 2017 9:49 AM

    Lightning kills every year, averaging 49 deaths annually in the United States. Few areas see more lightning than Louisiana and because it happens so often, locals have a tendency to take it lightly. 4 people were killed by lightning in Louisiana last year—one in Baton Rouge. All four were outside.... more »
  • Suspect arrested in O'Neal Lane Walmart arson

    March 7, 2017 10:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One suspect has been arrested in connection to a fire at the O'Neal Lane Walmart Tuesday. According to an official, 19-year-old Jarrett McCleskey was taken into custody at his home by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office around noon. He was then taken to the Baton Rouge... more »
  • Science standards rewrite wins support, with evolution tweak

    March 7, 2017 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's top school board is poised to back a rewrite of the state's science standards for public schools, the first revamp of the teaching benchmarks in two decades. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education gave preliminary support Tuesday to the standards. They were drawn up by... more »
  • Coach Orgeron previews LSU spring practice Play Video

    March 7, 2017 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Coach Ed Orgeron previewed the tigers' upcoming spring practice in a press conference Tuesday. The LSU football team will return to the field for spring practice on Saturday, Mar. 11, and Orgeron answered several questions about the tigers heading into Spring. Most of the questions... more »
  • Port Allen named one of the top five safest cities in Louisiana

    March 6, 2017 2:33 PM

    The National Council for Home Safety and Security put out a study Monday naming the top five safest cities in the state of Louisiana. The study compares the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people of each city to the statewide average. The study also factors property crimes into... more »
  • Community holds march against violence following fatal shooting Play Video

    March 5, 2017 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of people marched the streets Sunday despite the rain and wet pavement, encouraging their neighbors to report crime when they see it. The marchers are sick and tired of all the violence in their community and hope this march sends a message. "The only... more »
  • Congressman Cedric Richmond apologizes for 'offensive' remarks Play Video

    March 5, 2017 9:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Cedric Richmond released a statement apologizing for irreverent comments he made at an awards ceremony last week. “After a discussion with people I know and trust I understand the way my remarks have been received by many,” Rep. Richmond said. “I have consistently been a champion... more »
  • NOPD recruit arrested for domestic abuse

    March 5, 2017 8:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The NOPD has placed a recruit under emergency suspension after he was arrested for domestic abuse battery. According to WWLTV , Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputies arrested 29-year-old Justin Hammonds in River Ridge Sunday morning. The Sheriff's Office said Hammonds' 28-year-old wife reported her husband was... more »
  • LSU Gymnastics wins SEC Championship Play Video

    March 5, 2017 7:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – No. 2 LSU defeated No. 3 Florida, 198.150-196.600, to capture the Southeastern Conference Regular Season Title Sunday afternoon at the Pete Maravich Center. The Tigers totaled the third-highest score in school history against the Gators. They improved to 12-1 for the season, extending its streak inside... more »
  • LSU falls 5-4 to No. 10 Texas Tech

    March 5, 2017 6:55 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. – Texas Tech scored a winning runin the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, as the 10th-ranked Red Raiders edged No. 2 LSU, 5-4, at Minute Maid Park. Texas Tech improved to 11-2 with the victory, while the Tigers dropped to 9-3 on the year. LSU... more »
  • On Louisiana's public schools' fees, report urges caution

    March 5, 2017 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's public school districts charge fees for everything from uniforms and school supplies to lockers and parking. A new report prepared for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education urges districts to use "extreme caution" in enacting such fees in a state where many students come from... more »
  • Preppers and Survival Expo helps Louisianians prepare for any disater Play Video

    March 4, 2017 11:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Everything you need to stay alive if the end should come soon, all under one roof. The national Peppers and Survivalist Expo is being held at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Saturday and Sunday. It's an event for those who want to be prepared for absolutely... more »
  • Poche carries LSU Baseball to 4-0 win over Baylor

    March 4, 2017 9:01 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - The Tigers defeated Baylor 4-0 Saturday after another strong performance from Senior Pitcher Jared Poche. Poche fired seven shutout innings during the win at Minute Maid Park. Right fielder Greg Deichmann put an exclamation point on the afternoon with a solo home run in the sixth... more »
  • Tigers fall 88-76 in regular season finale

    March 4, 2017 8:55 PM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. - LSU fell in the regular season finale Saturday night, 88-76, at Humphrey Coliseum to Mississippi State. Skylar Mays led LSU in scoring with 15 points as all five Tiger starters were in double figures. Mays also led the team in steals with four. Quinndary Weatherspoon... more »
  • Man hospitalized after shooting on Kansas Street

    March 4, 2017 8:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was reportedly shot in the leg on Kansas Street Saturday. The shooting occurred around 7:15 p.m. Saturday night. Sources say the man has been taken to the hospital with minor injuries to his lower leg . The victim is now in stable condition.... more »
  • Deputy Nick Tullier visited by his sons; family gives update on recovery

    March 4, 2017 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputy Nick Tullier's two sons paid him a visit in the hospital Friday night. The family shared an update on the Nick Tullier Strong Facebook page, showing the visit from his sons Trent and Gage. Deputy Tullier was shot and injured in an ambush in July... more »

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