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  • Organizers hope for peaceful protests as they await Alton Sterling decision Play Video

    April 29, 2017 11:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For the second weekend in a row, residents gathered at the the Triple S food Mart in Baton Rouge, concerned over the Alton Sterling case . "We got a message, that we can protest, but we can be peaceful. We can be angry, but were are... more »
  • Election Results: Louisiana votes on new state senator, other positions

    April 29, 2017 11:11 PM

    Louisiana residents voted on a number of candidates and propositions in the state's municipal general election Saturday. The election allowed for the voters in Louisiana to fill various municipal offices throughout the state that have gone to a runoff and to vote on propositions as called in certain parishes.... more »
  • Dupre and Godchaux selected in day three of the NFL Draft

    April 29, 2017 7:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Football players continues to be grabbed at a record pace in the 2017 NFL Draft, as several more Tigers were selected on Friday and Saturday night in Philadelphia. With Leonard Fournette, Jamal Adams and Tre'Davious White were each taken in the first round Thursday night,... more »
  • Louisiana corrections agency to get $1.5M for flood costs

    April 29, 2017 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's corrections department is getting $1.5 million in federal funds to cover costs related to last summer's historic flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said in a statement Friday that the funding will reimburse the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections for emergency work at nine... more »
  • 23 new wildlife enforcement agents added to Louisiana ranks

    April 29, 2017 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has 23 new enforcement agents at the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The latest class of cadets graduated after seven months of physical and academic training. They'll join other agents that enforce Louisiana's hunting, fishing and boating regulations. They also will do general law enforcement work... more »
  • Two Years Ago: a morning sky turned into night Play Video

    April 27, 2017 9:57 AM

    In the early morning hours of Monday, April 27, a squall line developed in Central Texas, producing 1” diameter (severe) hail as far northwest as Jasper, Texas. Between 6am and 12pm, the squall line raced across the Gulf Coast leaving behind a long path of wind damage. Some unforgettable video... more »
  • Neighbor, firefighters rescue pets from house fire on Parkoaks Drive

    April 26, 2017 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two family pets were rescued from a house fire on Parkoaks Drive Wednesday afternoon. Crews responded to the fire in the 4800 block of Parkoaks Drive just after 6:10 p.m.. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the fire originated on the home's rear porch and... more »
  • Attorney general says abolishing Pointe Coupee Police Jury is constitutional

    April 26, 2017 8:22 PM

    POINTE COUPEE PARISH- Attorney General Jeff Landry has released an opinion saying the Pointe Coupee Home Rule Charter is not in violation of the Constitution. The charter, which was approved by voters in 2016, would change the parish's governing style and dissolve the Pointe Coupee Police Jury after the... more »
  • House lawmakers resist giving some ex-felons voting rights

    April 26, 2017 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers have voiced their opposition to restoring voting rights of more than 70,000 ex-felons who are on probation or parole. A House committee Wednesday rejected one such proposal and convinced a lawmaker to delay action on a similar bill until next week while considering changes. Democratic... more »
  • School bus involved in crash on Gus Young Avenue

    April 26, 2017 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A school bus carrying students was involved in a crash on Gus Young Avenue Wednesday. The crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of Gus Young Avenue. According to authorities, the bus was carrying 14 students when it was involved in a collision with... more »
  • Destrehan woman not guilty in student-teacher sex case

    April 26, 2017 4:22 PM

    DESTREHAN - A former English teacher was found not guilty of carnal knowledge of a juvenile Wednesday. According to a report from WWL-TV, Shelley Dufresne faced up to 10 years in prison after she was accused of having sexual relations with a student. The mother of the teen... more »
  • LSU offensive lineman arrested, suspended from team

    April 26, 2017 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU offensive lineman Adrian Magee was arrested shortly after the university announced his suspension from the football team Wednesday. Head Coach Ed Orgeron announced Magee had been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. Magee was arrested shortly afterward on Wednesday afternoon. According to the warrant,... more »
  • Convent man pleads guilty to indecent behavior with 10-year-old

    April 26, 2017 1:28 PM

    CONVENT - A man pleaded guilty to having indecent behavior with a juvenile Monday after he inappropriately touched a 10-year-old in 2014. According to District Attorney Ricky Babin, 30-year-old Jermaine White of Convent was arrested in October 2014 after deputies received a report that he inappropriately touched a 10-year-old... more »
  • Police: Mandeville officer fired amid accusations of theft

    April 26, 2017 1:13 PM

    MANDEVILLE - A Mandeville police officer has lost his termination appeal after he was accused of stealing batteries from a Home Depot. News outlets report the Mandeville Municipal Police Employee' Civil Service Board upheld Johnny Sanders' termination on Monday. Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker said in a news release that... more »
  • Shortened divorce wait fails to get Louisiana House support

    April 25, 2017 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana won't be shortening the waiting period for a divorce. Lawmakers in the House rejected a bill to cut the wait to six months for a no-fault divorce when the married couple has children under 18. Under existing law, such couples must live separate and apart for... more »
  • Pedestrian in critical condition after being struck on Belleview Drive

    April 25, 2017 9:49 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - One person is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle on Belleview Drive Tuesday night. Sources say the victim was struck near the Exxon Mobil gas station on Belleview Drive around 8:40 p.m. The victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. According... more »
  • Transportation summit aims to address traffic problems in Baton Rouge Play Video

    April 25, 2017 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Whether it's getting stuck on a bridge, sitting in traffic congestion for hours, or being caught up in a breakdown, Baton Rouge drivers are all too familiar with transportation issues. The BTR Summit this week was aimed at finding solutions for the city's day-to-day traffic problems.... more »
  • Two students arrested for trying to set fire at Friendship Capitol High School

    April 25, 2017 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two juveniles have been arrested for attempting to set a fire at their school. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the two were arrested after they tried to set a fire at Friendship Capitol High School. The fire department says the two tried to start... more »
  • FEMA offers free legal assistance to victims of disaster fraud

    April 25, 2017 3:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA is offering a service that provides free legal assistance to disaster survivors who have fallen victim to disaster fraud. Disaster Legal Services provides free legal assistance to low-income survivors who have been the victims of fraudulent contractors and other scammers. DLS will allow these victims... more »
  • Louisiana Senate to hear bill to end death sentences Play Video

    April 25, 2017 8:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana senators are moving forward with a bill that would make it the first state in the South to stop sentencing people to death. A Senate judicial committee Tuesday voted 6-1 to have the full Senate consider the proposal, which would eliminate the death penalty as punishment... more »
  • Arrest made after reports of shots fired closed parts of Highland Road

    April 24, 2017 8:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police blocked off parts of Highland Road after receiving reports of shots fired Monday afternoon. Police and EMS responded to the 9200 block of Highland Road around 6:45 p.m. Officers briefly closed off Staring Lane at Highland as well as Gardere Lane at Highland while they... more »
  • Central residents say new subdivision could cause more drainage issues Play Video

    April 24, 2017 8:15 PM

    CENTRAL - In the city of Central, the proposed development of a subdivision is getting some opposition from residents. On the East side, between Core and Sullivan Roads, a new development could be coming. For those living in the three surrounding neighborhoods, Rambling Oaks, Jackson Park and Jackson Place... more »
  • Mayor Broome to speak at community crime review meeting

    April 24, 2017 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Hope Zone will host a public community crime review meeting Monday afternoon. The meeting will discuss crime in the area and will begin at 6 p.m. at BREC Saia Park. Speakers expected to attend are Mayor-President Sharon Weston... more »
  • Report: Saints nearing deal with Adrian Peterson

    April 24, 2017 4:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sources are reporting that the New Orleans Saints are nearing a deal with former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. According to a report from WWL-TV , the NFL Networks media insider Ian Rapoport says that the Saints and and the 32-year-old former NFL MVP are close... more »
  • LSU QB Danny Etling undergoes back procedure

    April 24, 2017 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU quarterback Danny Etling has reportedly undergone a procedure on his back, according to the university's athletics department. LSU Football Head Coach Ed Orgeron issued a statement on the senior quarterback Monday. “Danny had a minor back procedure this morning and everything came out alright,” Orgeron... more »
  • One arrested after man shot at fundraiser for murdered brother

    April 23, 2017 11:24 PM

    GONZALES - One man is in custody after shooting another man multiple times during a fundraiser at Gonzales' Municipal Park Sunday. Police say 31-year-old Melvin Sanders, originally a person of interest in the case, shot a man several times at the non-permitted fundraiser in Gonzales. The Gonzalez Police... more »
  • Pro-monument group plans midnight vigil at Jefferson Davis statue

    April 23, 2017 9:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A group that sued the city of New Orleans over the removal of its Confederate monuments plans to hold a vigil Monday morning as City Hall continues with plans to remove them. According to a report from WWL-TV , he Monumental Task Committee said the vigil... more »
  • Quinn's walk-off home run seals LSU win over Tennessee

    April 23, 2017 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU senior infielder Constance Quinn broke a scoreless deadlock in the bottom of the seventh inning with a solo home run in the first at-bat of the frame to earn a 1-0 victory for No. 16 LSU over No. 11 Tennessee Sunday afternoon at Tiger Park. ... more »
  • Kentucky takes down LSU to win SEC series

    April 23, 2017 5:42 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to defeat LSU, 10-2, Sunday in the rubber game of a three - game Southeastern Conference baseball series. The Wildcats (28-13 overall, 12-6 SEC) ended the weekend two games ahead of Floirda... more »
  • Defense attorney gets 30 months in prison for tax evasion

    April 23, 2017 12:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana criminal defense attorney has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for failing to pay approximately $1 million in income and employment taxes, including interest and penalties. The Justice Department said in a statement that 66-year-old Michael Thiel, of Baton Rouge, used trusts to conceal... more »
  • LSU spring game forced indoors due to lightning Play Video

    April 22, 2017 10:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With four minutes left in the first half, the 2017 National L Club Spring Game was abandoned due to lightning near in Tiger Stadium with the Purple leading White, 7-3. The game started in Tiger Stadium earlier Saturday afternoon, but a thunderstorm forced the game to... more »
  • Dixie Landin' chimpanzee Candy reportedly dies

    April 22, 2017 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A North Louisiana chimpanzee sanctuary says Candy the Chimp, who for decades lived at Dixie Landin' amusement park in Baton Rouge, has died. Sam Haynes Jr. and his family have owned Candy since she was 6-months-old. She was more than 50-years-old when she died Thursday. The Animal... more »
  • Four arrested in drug bust at Nicholson Dr. apartment Play Video

    April 19, 2017 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four were arrested in a drug bust at a Nicholson Drive apartment Wednesday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 23-year-old Durrell "Trap" Dupard Jr. was arrested at his apartment at Red Stick Lofts on Nicholson Drive. Agents, SWAT, and a K-9 unit executed the... more »
  • Police respond to multiple shootings; At least one dead Wednesday Play Video

    April 19, 2017 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities responded to reports of multiple shootings in the Baton Rouge area that left at least one person dead Wednesday. One person was killed in a shooting in the 3200 block of Plank Road around 1:45 p.m. Police identified the victim as a 36-year-old black... more »
  • Three injured in bizarre crash involving car and tree Play Video

    April 19, 2017 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men were rushed to the hospital after they were pinned between a car and a tree Wednesday afternoon. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the driver lost control of their vehicle and hit a second vehicle parked in a driveway in the 10300 block... more »
  • Police identify body found in ditch on Highway 404 in Iberville

    April 19, 2017 2:32 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Louisiana State Police identified the body of a man found in a ditch along Highway 404 and Highway 75 Wednesday. Officerss say 46-year-old Randy L. Romig of Plaqumeine was killed after he was hit by a pickup truck Monday. According to investigators, Romig was walking along... more »
  • Still no second chance for juvenile Baton Rouge killer Play Video

    April 19, 2017 2:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Family on both sides of a 2005 murder case had to sit through a second sentencing in a Baton Rouge courtroom Wednesday. Judge Richard Anderson told 28-year-old defendant Anthony Johnson "it doesn't appear the defendant has changed much" since being convicted of a murder he committed at... more »
  • Retrial denied for killer of NFL's Will Smith

    April 19, 2017 1:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana judge has denied a new trial for the killer of retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. State District Judge Camille Buras rejected numerous defense arguments for a new trial, including the claim of a newly found witness who said he heard more than two... more »
  • The internet is worried about La. native Richard Simmons

    April 19, 2017 1:17 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS – People infatuated with the lifestyle of the rich and famous are confused – and chatting about it on social media – with the whereabouts of Louisiana native and celebrity fitness guru Richard Simmons. Simmons, 68, hasn't been photographed in public in three years and E! News... more »
  • EBRSO: Juveniles set fire at Glen Oaks High School Play Video

    April 18, 2017 8:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews responded to Glen Oaks High School after two juveniles reportedly started a fire on campus Tuesday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the fire was started by an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old who were setting electronic equipment on fire at the school. ... more »
  • Juvenile life sentences debated at Louisiana Capitol Play Video

    April 18, 2017 8:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Republican Senator Dan Claitor presented his bill to eliminate life sentences for juveniles without parole Tuesday. Hearing it in his Senate Judiciary Committee, Claitor argued to grant the possibility of parole after the juvenile serves 30 years of their sentence. Claitor is attempting to bring Louisiana... more »
  • Former Central official accused of forgery turns self in, bonds out of jail Play Video

    April 18, 2017 7:46 PM

    CENTRAL - T he former c hief administrative officer of Central has bonded out out of jail after he turned himself in for forgery and false public records charges Wednesday. Barrow turned himself in after the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office obtained a warrant for his arrest Tuesday in... more »
  • IPSO: Man arrested with $100,000 worth of marijuana in pickup truck

    April 18, 2017 6:24 PM

    IBERIA PARISH - Deputies recovered what they believe to be $100,000 worth of marijuana during a traffic stop on US 90 Monday. According to the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, agents conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck traveling on Highway 90 in relation to a moving violation. During... more »
  • Dead body found lying in roadway in St. Mary Parish

    April 18, 2017 3:30 PM

    BALDWIN - Deputies say they found a dead body lying in a roadway in St. Mary Parish early Tuesday morning. According to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies received a report about an unresponsive man with gunshot wounds lying in the 600 block of Labau Street around 3... more »
  • Police chase involving motorcycle ends in crash on I-12 West

    April 18, 2017 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A person trying to flee from police crashed on I-12 after a police pursuit started in Livingston Parish. Details about what initially started the pursuit have not been released yet. BRPD says the driver crashed in the grassy area at the I-12/Airline Highway split when the... more »
  • One hospitalized in crash on Harding Boulevard

    April 18, 2017 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are responding to a crash on Harding Boulevard that left one vehicle overturned Tuesday. The crash occurred near the RaceTrac gas station on Harding Boulevard around noon. Sources say one victim was transported to the hospital in stable condition. This is a developing story.... more »
  • Bills to lessen tax breaks to be debated by State Senate

    April 17, 2017 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Senate will consider proposals to whittle away at Louisiana's tax break programs to keep more money in the state treasury for spending. The Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee advanced a handful of bills Monday to the full Senate that would lessen or eliminate tax... more »
  • Alligator seen near home, others spotted Monday

    April 17, 2017 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Alligators seemed to be on the move Monday in various areas of South Louisiana. Among the sightings and calls for help was a situation outside a home on Plains-Port Hudson Road. Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a home east of Hwy. 61 between 3 p.m. and... more »
  • Deputies seeking suspects in Amite Quickway burglary

    April 17, 2017 5:36 PM

    AMITE - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking three suspects connected to a burglary that took place at a Quickway Thursday. According to the sheriff's office, the three unidentified suspects entered the Quickway Food Store on Highway 16 between midnight and 3 a.m.. Upon entering, the three grabbed... more »
  • Mayor Broome selects chief administrative officer for city-parish government

    April 17, 2017 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has selected Troy Bell to be chief administrative officer for the city-parish. Bell is taking over the position most recently held in the interim by William Daniel, who will now be the city-parish’s permanent director of environmental services. As chief administrative... more »
  • Court sides with reptile keepers against giant snake ban

    April 17, 2017 2:17 PM

    MIAMI - An appeals court has ruled the federal government cannot legally stop trade of Burmese pythons and other giant exotic snakes within the continental U.S. However, snake owners are cautioned not to move their reptiles just yet as other legal challenges may remain. The United States Association of Reptile... more »
  • Masses crowded as Christians gather for Easter Sunday

    April 16, 2017 11:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pews were filled, leaving only room to stand. It's Easter Sunday mass at St Joseph's Cathedral where Catholics have gathered to celebrate Jesus' resurrection. Nebe Kadair had to kneels in prayer on the floor, the only open spot he could find. "Today, Easter Sunday is... more »
  • St. Vincent de Paul serves meals to the community for Easter

    April 16, 2017 11:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. Vincent de Paul made Easter Sunday special for those in need, serving up meals for the Baton Rouge community. Chief Executive Officer Michael Acaldo says events like this come from the institution’s need to give back to the community. “The message is to love... more »
  • Lanes reopen near I-10 East/I-110 split after accident

    April 16, 2017 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The lanes at I-10 East have reopened at the I-110 split after to an accident Saturday night. Congestion from this incident is minimal as of 10:40 p.m. To keep up with local traffic, be sure check WBRZ's advance traffic tracking technology by clicking HERE . more »
  • Five arrested in drug bust at Baton Rouge hotel

    April 16, 2017 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five were arrested at the Hilton Hotel after police discovered marijuana and a loaded firearm in their hotel room Saturday. According to BRPD, an officer stationed at the hotel on Lafayette Street responded to reports of a strong smell off marijuana and loud music on the... more »
  • Louisiana woman, 2 children die in southwest Arkansas crash

    April 16, 2017 11:47 AM

    FOUKE, Ark. - Arkansas State Police say a Louisiana woman and two children were killed after the car they were in crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer rig in southwest Arkansas. A police report says 30-year-old Aileen Jose, a juvenile girl and a juvenile boy - all from Lake... more »

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