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  • Charges to be filed in obstacle course collapse Play Video

    August 17, 2017 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State fire marshal investigators will file criminal charges against organizers and designers of an outdoor obstacle event after a part of the course collapsed and injured more than a dozen people last year . WBRZ learned of charges Thursday. Investigators filed warrants for the arrest of... more »
  • WBRZ says farewell to Kylie Dixon, welcomes Malary Pullen

    August 16, 2017 8:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new face officially joined the WBRZ team Thursday morning as journalists and viewers bid farewell to a familiar one. Beginning Thursday, Malary Pullen became the new co-anchor of WBRZ's long-running morning news program, 2une-In. Pullen joins John "JP" Pastorek on the news desk and interact... more »
  • Intersection of Airline and Siegen to undergo maintenance Sunday morning

    August 16, 2017 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic signals on Airline Highway near Siegen Lane will flash early Sunday morning for repairs. The repairs will take place from 6:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Louisiana State Police will be at the site to control traffic. Louisiana DOTD says drivers should expect moderate... more »
  • Louisiana will help Michigan deal with that crawfish 'problem' (obviously) Play Video

    August 16, 2017 4:18 PM

    LAFAYETTE – Remember how the Detroit, Michigan, area was going crazy over “invasive crayfish” found up there? To help, it's Louisiana to the rescue (we saw this coming). Thursday, Louisiana experts are headed to Michigan. A group organized by Lafayette Travel, the Acadiana area's tourism department, will drive from... more »
  • Louisiana's contentious education plan wins federal approval

    August 15, 2017 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has received federal approval for its contested redesign of state education policies, submitted by education officials over the objections of Gov. John Bel Edwards. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Tuesday that she had signed off on Louisiana's proposal under the federal Every Student... more »
  • Baby left in unlocked car as couple burglarized Baton Rouge shop

    August 15, 2017 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two parents were arrested in Baton Rouge Tuesday after they allegedly left their baby unattended in a parking lot while committing an early-morning burglary. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 29-year-old Cash Kennedy and 27-year-old Kellie Mercer were arrested after officers found them at the... more »
  • Charges sought against those who toppled Confederate statue Play Video

    August 15, 2017 11:51 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - A North Carolina sheriff is working to identify and charge protesters who toppled a nearly century-old Confederate statue. Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews issued a statement Tuesday that investigators are using video footage to identify those responsible for toppling the statue. Law enforcement officers took... more »
  • EBRSO: Suspected child molester faces new charges after second victim comes forward

    August 14, 2017 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies have arrested a man suspected of raping a teenage girl on new charges after another victim came forward this month. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 25-year-old Nicholas Waxley of Pride was booked on charges of molestation of a juvenile Monday after a... more »
  • Group marches in Baton Rouge to support Charlottesville victims Play Video

    August 13, 2017 8:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crowd gathered on the steps of the Louisiana state capitol building Sunday to march in support of those hurt during protests in Virginia. The group gathered on the steps of the capitol around 7 p.m. Sunday and began crafting anti-Nazi signs and shouting chants. The... more »
  • Community gathers for emotional service one year after August flood Play Video

    August 13, 2017 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of people gathered at Living Faith Christian Center on Sunday, bonding over their common struggle and looking forward to their recovery. For one year, Southeast Louisiana has remained in a recovery state. Sunday night was all about healing as members of the Baton Rouge community... more »
  • One year later, volunteers continue to help flood victims rebuild Play Video

    August 12, 2017 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After helping victims recover from the August floods that rocked the area in 2016, some volunteers are still around — making sure residents have a home to call their own. Volunteers with Camp Restore Baton Rouge have worked year-round rebuilding dozens of flood-damaged homes. Those Good... more »
  • Pop-up Cheetos-themed restaurant to open in New York City

    August 12, 2017 10:35 PM

    NEW YORK — Frito-Lay is getting in on New York City's restaurant week by opening a pop-up eatery with a menu full of Cheetos-themed cuisine. The Spotted Cheetah opens its doors in lower Manhattan for just three days next week. Some of the dishes on the three-course menu created... more »
  • Zachary man arrested for firing shots at vehicles outside New Orleans hotel

    August 12, 2017 5:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police arrested a man early Saturday morning after he opened fire on vehicles outside a hotel lobby in the New Orleans Central Business District. According to Louisiana State Police, an investigation revealed that 27-year-old Joseph David III of Zachary was involved in an altercation in the... more »
  • Louisiana mayor cancels all public meetings

    August 12, 2017 2:03 PM

    CLARENCE - The mayor of a Louisiana town is canceling public meetings of city officials in a possible violation of state law. Mayor Tommy Evans of the Village of Clarence informed the three-member board of alderman in a letter Wednesday that all meetings are canceled until further notice.... more »
  • La. passengers aboard cruise ship experiencing problems in Gulf of Mexico

    August 11, 2017 5:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Passengers from Louisiana with access to the internet shared pictures and messages about their cruise ship breaking down in the gulf this week. A message thread from one passenger started Thursday with a post about being “at a dead stop in the middle of the gulf.”... more »
  • Hot words after New Orleans flood, pump problems revealed

    August 9, 2017 9:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A mounting chorus of critics is calling it unacceptable that pumping problems in New Orleans contributed to widespread weekend flooding. Among them is the head of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, which puts on one of New Orleans' most popular Mardi Gras parades.... more »
  • Report: Gym owner makes no apologies for 'No Cops' sign

    August 9, 2017 5:08 PM

    ATLANTA, Ga. - A vulgar sign displayed at the front of a gym in Atlanta is drawing national attention after the owner declared he would not allow police officers or military members at his business. According to to a report from WXIA, the sign posted out front of the... more »
  • DA Hillar Moore releases statement on BRAVE funding controversy

    August 9, 2017 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - District Attorney Hillar Moore issued a statement Wednesday addressing the controversy surrounding a Baton Rouge crime-fighting initiative. Moore, who was one of the co-signers of BRAVE, says the program has been an overall success and that recent attention brought to Mayor Sharon Weston Broome's suspended contracts... more »
  • Parents' lawsuit blames schools for bullying, child suicide

    August 9, 2017 1:23 PM

    CINCINNATI - A federal lawsuit says a "treacherous school environment" that allowed and covered up bullying led to the suicide of an 8-year-old Ohio boy. The wrongful death suit filed Monday by the parents of Gabriel Taye names officials at his elementary school and at the Cincinnati Public... more »
  • Judge blocks law requiring birth certificates to marry

    August 9, 2017 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has permanently blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that prevented foreign-born U.S. citizens from getting married if they couldn't produce a birth certificate. U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle's ruling Tuesday resolves a lawsuit that Lafayette resident Viet Anh Vo filed last year... more »
  • One year after flood, Park Forest Elementary reopens just in time for school year

    August 8, 2017 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The school bell will ring for thousands of students across the Baton Rouge area Wednesday. For some schools damaged by the flood, preparations will go right down to the last minute. Although final touches are being completed, Park Forest Elementary is more than ready to... more »
  • Dog dies on United flight after long delay, family says

    August 8, 2017 3:34 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - A Texas family claims their dog died on Sunday while in the cargo hold of a United Airlines jet that was delayed on a Houston tarmac for two hours. The Rasmussen family of Houston says Lulu, their 5-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was cleared to fly... more »
  • LSU Baseball releases 2018 schedule

    August 8, 2017 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU has released its 2018 baseball schedule, which features 37 home games and early-season matchups versus Notre Dame and Texas in Alex Box Stadium. The schedule includes a 30-game Southeastern Conference slate, with a weekend home series against SEC West rivals Mississippi State, Alabama and Arkansas.... more »
  • Council member seeks to amend East Baton Rouge smoking ban before vote

    August 7, 2017 8:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A member of the East Baton Rouge Metro Council is backing a push to retool an anti-smoking ordinance before it is taken to a vote Wednesday. The proposal aims to ban smoking in all public places across the parish, including businesses like casinos and bars. ... more »
  • Enrollment up as Livingston Parish schools bounce back from 2016 flood Play Video

    August 7, 2017 8:07 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - It’s been a long journey, but Livingston Parish Schools are seeing a comeback after they were impacted by last year's flood. Following the flood at the beginning the previous school year, more than 500 students were displaced. This also put teachers jobs in jeopardy, with about... more »
  • Report: Rapist went through open window, stalked victim on social media

    August 7, 2017 4:56 PM

    MANDEVILLE - Police are continuing their search for a man who they believe held a woman hostage and raped her over a period of several hours over the weekend. According to a report from WWL-TV, a news partner of WBRZ, police say the suspect snuck into the woman's Mandeville... more »
  • Live Oak Junior High opens with fully refurbished campus Play Video

    August 7, 2017 4:11 PM

    WATSON - Seventh and eighth grade students in the Live Oak community of Livingston Parish will attend a new, but somewhat familiar, campus come their first day of school. On Aug. 9, students will be welcomed to the new Live Oak Junior High on Old Highway 16, a site... more »
  • New Orleans dries out following torrential rain

    August 7, 2017 3:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans is drying out after torrential rains flooded parts of the city for the second time in two weeks. The City Council has called a special meeting for Tuesday. Members say they want proof the drainage system is working. Sewerage and Water Board spokeswoman... more »
  • 3rd Boy Scout dies after sailboat strikes power line on lake

    August 7, 2017 3:19 PM

    AVINGER, Texas - A third Boy Scout has died from injuries suffered when a sailboat struck an overhanging power line on a lake east of Dallas. Texas Parks & Wildlife spokesman Steve Lightfoot says the 11-year-old Scout died Monday. He was hospitalized in Shreveport, Louisiana, following the accident... more »
  • WATCH: Jumping goat has fun atop Oklahoma police officer's car Play Video

    August 7, 2017 2:03 PM

    BLANCHARD, Okla. - An Oklahoma police officer responding to a report about a loose pony was surprised when he arrived to find a small goat running amok. The officer was even more surprised when the animal decided to perch itself atop the his squad car. In a video posted... more »
  • Hundreds turn out in Ascension Parish to support 3-year-old with rare disorder Play Video

    August 6, 2017 11:36 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Hundreds of drivers turned out in Ascension Parish Sunday to show support for a 3-year-old boy suffering from a rare disorder. Jack Loeber suffers from PACS1, a genetic disorder which causes him to have sudden tantrums. But Jack's parents say watching cars drive by is one of... more »
  • After manhunt in West Baton Rouge, arrest warrant filed for alleged kidnapping suspect

    August 6, 2017 6:47 PM

    LAFAYETTE – A woman kidnapped in Lafayette and found in the Baton Rouge area had an ongoing domestic dispute with her alleged captor, police released Monday. The unidentified woman was abducted Sunday afternoon in Lafayette Parish and found a few hours later, safe, in the Baton Rouge area. Police... more »
  • 2 former LSU women's golfers chosen for Solheim Cup

    August 6, 2017 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two former All-America stars of the LSU women’s golf program – Austin Ernst and Madelene Sagstrom – were selected as Captain’s Picks for the 2017 Solheim Cup. The 2017 Solheim Cup is the 15th edition of the Solheim Cup matches, being held Aug. 18–20 at the... more »
  • Wife seeks answers after veteran's fentanyl death at VA hospital

    August 6, 2017 5:25 PM

    BROCKTON, Mass. - The wife of a Marine Corps veteran says she's still seeking answers six months after her husband fatally overdosed on synthetic opioid fentanyl at a Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Massachusetts. Mississippi resident Jamie-Lee Hasted tells The Enterprise staff at the Brockton hospital told her... more »
  • Survey targets flood-damaged Louisiana small businesses

    August 6, 2017 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's flood recovery program is trying to determine the needs of flood-damaged companies by asking small businesses to fill out a statewide survey. The small business survey is expected to take about 10 minutes to complete and doesn't require supporting documentation. It can be submitted... more »
  • Debris removal begins in Central bayou Play Video

    August 5, 2017 10:57 PM

    CENTRAL - Massive amounts of debris are being removed from a canal in hopes of relieving an area prone to flooding. Construction crews were out at Saunders Bayou on Saturday lifting tree limbs, tires and other trash from the ditch. "We're taking it out just like we did... more »
  • EBRSO: 22-year-old found dead inside Gardere apartment

    August 5, 2017 7:59 PM

    GARDERE - Authorities are investigating after a 22-year-old man was found dead inside his Garder area apartment Saturday morning. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Jhoel Steven Brizuella was found dead around 10 a.m. in his apartment in the 8600 block of Coy Avenue. EBRSO Homicide... more »
  • Enlarged text message font leads to child sex abuse arrests

    August 5, 2017 6:22 PM

    SAN JOSE, Cali. - Police arrested a man at a California airport after a woman on his flight spotted him text messaging about sexually molesting young children. According to the San Jose Police Department, officers received responded to the airport after they were tipped off by a woman from... more »
  • Report: Blue Bell's Bride's Cake ice cream is back in limited quantities

    August 5, 2017 5:08 PM

    The incredibly popular Bride's Cake ice cream is making a limited comeback in the state of Louisiana. Blue Bell's wildly successful "almond flavored ice cream with cake pieces and amaretto flavored cream cheese icing" is back, but will only be available in pints for a limited time. Last... more »
  • 62-year-old man charged with attempted murder in shooting at victim's home

    August 5, 2017 4:29 PM

    MAUREPAS - Police have arrested a man after he shot the estranged husband of a woman he was visiting early Saturday morning. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, 62-year-old Daniel Graham, Sr. was visiting a woman at her home off Highway 22 in Maurepas when her estranged husband... more »
  • 50 bikers escort bullied boy to first day of middle school

    August 5, 2017 3:59 PM

    AUBURN, IN. - The first day of school can be a stressful endeavor for any child, this was especially true for 11-year-old Phil Mick as he prepared to start his first day of sixth grade. According to his mom, Tammy Mick, Phil had confessed that he didn't want to... more »
  • Louisiana billboard company buys Philadelphia company

    August 5, 2017 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana billboard company says it has bought one based in Philadelphia. Lamar Advertising Co., of Baton Rouge, says it paid an undisclosed amount of cash for Steen Outdoor Advertising. Lamar said in a news release Friday that the purchase adds more than... more »
  • 2 ill in both EBR, Livingston with West Nile

    August 3, 2017 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – There are two people sick with the West Nile virus in East Baton Rouge. The state released its most recent count of people ill. In all, 14 people across Louisiana are sick with some form of West Nile. In addition to EBR, there are two... more »
  • Deputy, suspect shot after altercation at Mississippi checkpoint

    August 2, 2017 9:30 PM

    COLUMBIA, Miss. - A safety checkpoint in Marion County led to an altercation that has left a deputy and a man wounded. WLOX reports it happened just after midnight Wednesday in the Foxworth community. Deputies asked Stephen Kitchens to exit his car after he couldn't produce... more »
  • California man arrested while transporting drugs through St. Tammany Parish

    August 2, 2017 5:43 PM

    ST. TAMMANY PARISH - Authorities arrested a California man Tuesday after a traffic stop led to the discovery of two pounds of high-grade marijuana in his vehicle. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, 23-year-old Donald Roots-Scott, Jr. of California was pulled over on I-12 Tuesday morning after... more »
  • Trump joining with GOP senators to push immigration changes

    August 2, 2017 4:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says proposed legislation to limit legal immigration would be the most significant change to the system in half a century. Trump says the measure would make the system more "merit based" for skilled English speakers. White House officials say the bill will aim... more »
  • Zachary police seeking suspected car thief

    August 2, 2017 3:46 PM

    ZACHARY - Police are attempting to identify a suspect in connection with a vehicle theft that occurred on Surrey Lane. The Zachary Police Department released a photo of the suspect, who was caught on surveillance video at an area store. Police believe the suspect is responsible for stealing... more »
  • Southern University obtains license to develop marijuana-based medicines

    August 2, 2017 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University has been granted a cultivation license to develop pharmaceutical grade medicines from marijuana plants. Dr. Janana Snowden, Director of SIMP, stated that the Institute’s research will focus on natural product development and usage to address the major health issues. “Quality medicine is the... more »
  • Louisiana budget balanced with millions tied up in lawsuits

    August 2, 2017 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As they scraped together dollars to fill gaps in last year's budget, Louisiana lawmakers relied on $36 million from a state escrow account tied to ongoing tax litigation. But those dollars can't be spent while the lawsuits are unresolved - and much of the money... more »
  • Multiple agencies searching for potential missing boaters on Lake Pontchartrain

    August 1, 2017 3:15 PM

    ORLEANS PARISH - Search and rescue crews are searching for possible missing boaters after an overturned boat was found on Lake Pontchartrain Tuesday. According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, agents recovered an overturned 12-foot flat boat near the LA 11 Bridge Tuesday morning. The department says... more »
  • Two arrested for stealing equipment from multiple construction sites in Ascension Parish

    August 1, 2017 2:11 PM

    GONZALES - Police have arrested two men in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of construction equipment at job sites in Gonzales. According to the Gonzales Police Department, equipment was first reported stolen from a construction site located at LA 44 and West Edenborne parkway on... more »
  • Deputies seek two men in connection with fatal shooting of Hammond teen

    August 1, 2017 1:38 PM

    HAMMOND - Authorities are searching for two persons of interest in connection with a Monday night shooting that left a 19-year-old dead. The shooting occurred around 9:40 p.m. Monday on Bruce Allen Road in Hammond. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, Leroy Sims III of Hammond was... more »
  • Sheriff: 12 Alabama inmates used peanut butter to trick worker in their escape from jail

    July 31, 2017 9:23 PM

    JASPER, Ala. - The sheriff in Walker County, Alabama says he's not going to make any excuses for the escape of a dozen inmates from his jail. Sheriff James Underwood says an inmate used peanut butter to write the number of an outside door over his cell, and... more »
  • APSO: Prairieville man arrested for attempted murder after argument leads to shooting

    July 31, 2017 3:26 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A man has turned himself in after he allegedly shot another man during an altercation Saturday. According to the the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies reported to the 39000 block of West Lane in Prairieville after receiving reports of shots fired in the area Saturday. Upon... more »
  • Marine bomb dog diagnosed with cancer given one final ride

    July 31, 2017 3:03 PM

    MUSKEGON, Mich. - A veteran K-9 who served in the Marines was given one last ride last week after he was diagnosed with bone cancer. According to a report from WZZM , dozens came out to honor bomb-sniffing K-9 Cena and his owner, Marine veteran Jeff DeYoung. According... more »
  • 4-year-old fatally shoots self with gun found inside Florida home

    July 31, 2017 1:52 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Police in Florida say a 4-year-old child fatally shot himself with a gun he found in his house. The shooting happened about 5:45 p.m. Sunday in Tampa. In a news release, police said Ashton Gooding found the weapon and discharged it. He was... more »
  • Start of August brings more than 200 new laws for Louisiana

    July 31, 2017 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 200 new Louisiana laws take effect with the start of August. Beginning Tuesday, public school children can bring sunscreen to school without a doctor's note. Minors face tougher restrictions for getting an abortion. Colleges can't ask unlimited questions about applying students' criminal histories.... more »
  • Members of LSU Greek community launch GoFundMe for Goodwood murder victim Play Video

    July 30, 2017 8:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New information was revealed through jail booking records showing a murdered woman was dead for hours before her lifeless body was found. The woman's ex-boyfriend, Miguel Angel Lopez, 42, was arrested in connection with her death. The victim was identified as Sara Hernandez, 41. Police... more »
  • Report: 4 teens accused of armed robbery blocks from Lakeside Mall

    July 30, 2017 5:09 PM

    METAIRE - Deputies in Jefferson Parish say four teenagers were arrested after reports of an armed robbery blocks from Lakeside Shopping Center late Friday night. According to a report from WWL, Davyn William, 17, and three 15-year-old juvenile suspects were arrested. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said two... more »
  • LSU working to get tiger mascot by start of football season

    July 30, 2017 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State University is searching for a new tiger mascot, with the university's president hoping to have a Mike VII on campus by the September start of football season. LSU President F. King Alexander says renovations to the tiger's on-campus habitat will be completed by... more »
  • Mermaid statue to rise as memorial to those lost at sea

    July 30, 2017 12:30 PM

    PORT FOURCHON - Before the year is over, a 16-foot-tall statue of a mermaid rising from the water will stand on Louisiana's waterfront as a memorial to all who have died at sea. A woman whose son was lost diving in the Gulf of Mexico worked with families... more »
  • Hundreds of children gifted free supplies at back-to-school event Play Video

    July 30, 2017 12:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds crowded under a covered picnic area at the Waddill Wildlife Refuge, trying to avoid the rain and grab some free school supplies Saturday. It's all a part of "Fishing for Backpacks", a back-to-school event that began four years ago. "From the first year we... more »

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