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  • BR burn unit treating some injured from lake rig blast

    October 15, 2017 9:46 PM

    KENNER – Amid a search mission for a missing employee from an exploded rig in Lake Pontchartrain, investigators are piecing together what happened late Sunday and doctors an hour away are caring some injured in the blast. The eruption happened around 8 o'clock Sunday evening in the lake within... more »
  • Two teens arrested after local high school student shot with BB gun Play Video

    October 13, 2017 1:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office says two teens were arrested after it received reports of a student being shot with a BB gun at Istrouma High School Friday morning. According to the sheriff's office, the EBRSO School Drug Task Force responded to the school around... more »
  • Surviving victim wants confessed murderer to face death penalty Play Video

    October 12, 2017 12:59 PM

    BLUFF CREEK- The only surviving victim of a shooting that left people in East Feliciana Parish on edge believes Ryan Sharpe should face the death penalty after he confessed to committing three murders and shooting Buck Hornsby. A disturbing picture is emerging today about alleged murderer and shooter Ryan Sharpe's... more »
  • WATCH: Les Miles recalls LSU memories ahead of Saturday's Auburn game Play Video

    October 10, 2017 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The 'Mad Hatter' will make his return to Death Valley this weekend as LSU holds a ceremony to honor its 2007 National Championship team. According to a report from the Advocate , Miles will be joined by players from his national title-winning team during halftime of... more »
  • East Feliciana Sheriff forms task force to investigate rural shootings Play Video

    October 10, 2017 1:02 PM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office says it has formed a special task force after a rash of rural shootings in recent months has left three men dead and a fourth injured. Sheriff Jeff Travis says a task force of about 20 will operate out of the... more »
  • Iberville Parish set to discuss new law protecting American flag Play Video

    October 9, 2017 8:15 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Residents in Iberville Parish say they'd back a new ordinance that would ban anyone from damaging or defacing an American flag. The proposal would cover the parish's flag along with the Louisiana state flag, with penalties range from a six-month stay in jail to a $1,000 fine.... more »
  • Report: Employee arrested after argument leads to gunfire at New Orleans restaurant

    October 9, 2017 7:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – An argument led to a gun being fired at a restaurant in a New Orleans restaurant Monday afternoon. Those on scene at Gallier's Restaurant and Oyster Bar on Carondelet Street told WWL that the argument was between two co-workers. One employee of the restaurant said... more »
  • WANTED: Thirsty thief walks out of supermarket with pants full of stolen beer Play Video

    October 9, 2017 5:38 PM

    ST. AMANT - Authorities are currently seeking out a man who was seen stuffing his pants full of beer before he left a supermarket without paying. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, the man walked into the Delaune's Supermarket on Highway 431 and went straight for the alcohol.... more »
  • Veteran who helped Las Vegas shooting victims to receive free truck

    October 9, 2017 2:36 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A car dealership is offering a free truck to the Marine veteran who commandeered a vehicle and used it to rush dozens of victims to hospitals during the mass shooting in Las Vegas. A report from the Arizona Republic says 29-year-old Taylor Winston found keys to... more »
  • Fans flock to Flambeau Fest despite storm concerns Play Video

    October 8, 2017 11:14 PM

    GONZALES - County music band A Thousand Horses hit the stage at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Sunday, kicking off the first ever Flambeau Festival. Hurricane Nate forced officials to cancel the first day of the county music festival. But Saturday's headliner, Sam Hunt, was added to Sunday's line-up... more »
  • BRPD: Suspect shot, arrested after armed robbery attempt

    October 8, 2017 2:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a suspect was booked into prison over the weekend after he was shot in a failed armed robbery attempt Thursday. Police say the incident occurred around 2:20 p.m. Thursday, but did not specify the exact location. According to arrest records, 29-year-old Malcolm Williams approached... more »
  • Nate: Gulf coast avoids major damage Play Video

    October 8, 2017 9:14 AM

    BILOXI – The Gulf Coast is waking up Sunday to a small mess after Nate made landfall Saturday. Only the mast of this sailboat is not submerged at Point Cadet marina in Biloxi after #Nate #mswx #goldnenugget @wbrz pic.twitter.com/0uObEhBSdl — Mark Armstrong (@TvMarkArmstrong) October 8, 2017 ... more »
  • Iberville Parish to discuss strict new law protecting the American flag

    October 6, 2017 4:32 PM

    PLAQUEMINE – Parish leaders are set to discuss a strict new law that would ban anyone from damaging or defacing an American flag. The proposal would also cover the parish's flag along with the Louisiana state flag. Penalties range from a six-month stay in jail to a $1,000 fine.... more »
  • Nate may be first real test for Central drainage project Play Video

    October 5, 2017 8:34 PM

    CENTRAL - Heavy machinery began clearing debris from creeks and bayous in Central back in August and officials say they are seeing progress. "We've had some significant rains since it started, and it seem things are moving pretty well," Central Mayor Junior Shelton said. Tree limbs, leaves and... more »
  • Sandbags available this weekend

    October 5, 2017 6:22 PM

    CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST FORECAST Ascension Parish 7th District Fire Department on Roddy Road St. Amant Fire Department Station 60 on Stringer Bridge Road Geismar Fire Department at 12171 Highway 73 5th Ward Fire Department on Highway 22 Prairieville Fire Department at 14517... more »
  • Sex offenders among inmates allowed to leave prison to play in band Play Video

    October 5, 2017 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – WBRZ has learned there is an internal investigation into why some of the most hardened inmates at the Dixon Correctional Institute were given trusty status to play music on various occasions in public places recently. The investigation comes after WBRZ recorded video of the group –... more »
  • EBRSO: Elementary student arrested for bringing unloaded gun to school

    October 5, 2017 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An 11-year-old elementary school student was arrested after she brought an unloaded gun to school Thursday, authorities say. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, its school drug task force responded to La Belle Aire Elementary around 9:30 a.m. Thursday after receiving reports of a... more »
  • Grand Isle asks people to evacuate ahead of Nate

    October 5, 2017 1:00 PM

    GRAND ISLE – The popular camp and fishing community along Louisiana's Gulf Coast has called for a mandatory evacuation. The city said it issued a state of emergency Thursday and asked people to consider leaving ahead of tropical system Nate, which is forecast to enter the Gulf and likely... more »
  • Law firm offering free rides home after LSU vs. Auburn game

    October 5, 2017 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Dudley DeBosier personal injury law firm is offering free rides to locals looking to get home safely after the next LSU home game. The law firm has teamed up with Lyft to offer free rides following the Oct. 14 game against Auburn at Tiger Stadium.... more »
  • New 'J-turns' on US 190 in Livonia near completion Play Video

    October 4, 2017 1:08 PM

    LIVONIA - The Department of Transportation and Development says the project to install 'J-turns' on US 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish should be completed by the end of the year. The project will replace an existing guardrail stretching from LA 1 to Krotz Springs while adding in three 'J-turns'... more »
  • Arrested man claims he time traveled to warn of aliens

    October 4, 2017 12:15 PM

    CASPER, Wyo. - Police say a central Wyoming man they arrested for public intoxication claimed he had traveled back in time to warn of an alien invasion. Casper police say the man they encountered at 10:30 p.m. Monday claimed he was from the year 2048. KTWO-AM... more »
  • Theater manager fired for giving employees degrading nicknames Play Video

    October 3, 2017 7:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of Movie Tavern employees are furious after the discovery of a leaked scheduling document labeling over twenty employees as 'peasants'. The document was discovered Sunday by an employee at the Movie Tavern at Citiplace, who brought it to the attention of fellow staff. Employees said... more »
  • Authorities seeking masked man after armed robbery in Ascension Parish

    October 3, 2017 7:02 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies are seeking a masked man who robbed an Ascension Parish gas station at gunpoint early Tuesday morning. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, a masked man armed with a handgun entered the Super Stop Gas Station on Highway 73 near Highway 621 around 12:30 a.m.... more »
  • State warned day care where child died about its operation prior to death Play Video

    October 3, 2017 12:54 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Records show that an Ascension Parish day care at the center of a 3-month-old's death Monday was operating illegally. According to the the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to a home daycare in the 18000 block of Forest Hills Drive in Prairieville in response to... more »
  • BRPD: 24-year-old killed in early-morning crash on Highland Road

    October 3, 2017 12:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a deadly single-vehicle crash on Highland Road Tuesday morning. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 24-year-old Ardyce Dupuy was traveling in the 1300 block of Highland Road around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday. For reasons unknown, police say Dupuy failed to navigate a turn... more »
  • Two in custody after shooting, manhunt near Iroquois Street Play Video

    October 2, 2017 7:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say two suspects are in custody after a shooting and a brief manhunt in Baton Rouge Monday night. The search began after police responded to reports of dozens of shots fired on Iroquois Street around 6:45 p.m Monday. Shortly afterward, police began blocking off portions... more »
  • Mother faces murder charge in 2-year-old son's death

    October 2, 2017 5:06 PM

    KENNER - Police say a Louisiana woman faces a murder charge after her 2-year-old son was found dead over the weekend with apparent signs of malnutrition and abuse on his body. News outlets report that 27-year-old Twyena Thomas, of Kenner, was initially arrested Saturday night on a charge... more »
  • Fugitive arrested in Ascension Parish after taunting sheriff's office on Facebook

    October 2, 2017 3:26 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - A man wanted for skipping on child support payments was tracked down in Ascension Parish after he tried to taunt law enforcement on social media. On Monday, the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of James Turner, a fugitive wanted on an outstanding bench warrant... more »
  • State lawmaker calls for review of BRPD after WBRZ report

    October 2, 2017 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A state lawmaker and former city official is asking for the Louisiana Legislative Auditor to investigate extra-duty assignments within the Baton Rouge Police Department. The request comes after the WBRZ Investigative Unit reported last week, officers on administrative leave were still collecting payment from extra duty.... more »
  • Area church closing its doors after more than 100 years Play Video

    October 1, 2017 11:33 PM

    BAYOU PIGEON - The beginnings of St. Joan of Arc Parish Church in Bayou Pigeon can be traced all the way back to 1909, with services held in private homes. The current chapel has only been around for 14 years. "I tore the old one down. It broke... more »
  • LSU fans remain hopeful after tough loss Play Video

    October 1, 2017 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Described as the biggest win in the Troy Trojans' History, Saturday's Homecoming game has left LSU fans stunned. Minutes after the clock ran out, the team and coaches were seen walking off the field with their heads hanging low. Fans are already in a frenzy around Baton... more »
  • White House lit pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October 1, 2017 10:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House is glowing pink Sunday night to honor National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. First Lady Melania Trump announced the display on social media Sunday, tweeting a photo of the front columns of the White House lit pink. In honor of National Breast Cancer... more »
  • Trump dedicates golf trophy to hurricane victims

    October 1, 2017 9:44 PM

    BRANCHBURG, N.J. - President Donald Trump says he's dedicating the Presidents Cup golf trophy to the people of Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida still recovering from recent hurricane devastation. Trump also says of Puerto Rico: "We have it under really great control." Earlier Sunday, Trump dismissed... more »
  • Two hurt after shooter opens fire on St. Joseph Street home

    October 1, 2017 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are investigating a reported shooting on St. Joseph Street Sunday. The shooting was reported just before 5 p.m. in the 1100 block of St. Joseph Street. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the shooter opened fire at the home but no one was struck.... more »
  • Matthew Morris denied change in venue in case involving scammed flood victims

    September 28, 2017 5:03 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A contractor charged with more than 100 counts of fraud across three different parishes was back in court Thursday. Matthew Morris, owner of Complete Construction Contractors in Baton Rouge, has been denied a change in venue for his case. Morris argued the motion at a hearing... more »
  • 2 suspects in slaying of Louisiana woman caught in Texas

    September 28, 2017 1:32 PM

    SAN ANGELO, Texas - Investigators say two suspects in the stabbing death of an 82-year-old Louisiana woman at her home in Shreveport have been arrested in West Texas. Police say 25-year-olds Roy Jemane Narcisse of Alexandria, Louisiana, and Kiana Deraneka Williams of Ville Platte, Louisiana, were captured early... more »
  • WATCH: Thieves flee store with $3,000 in stolen sunglasses Play Video

    September 27, 2017 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are currently looking for two thieves who ran out of a store with eight pairs of stolen sunglasses. The incident took place at the Sunglass Hut at Perkins Rowe on September 20. The store told deputies the thieves... more »
  • Louisiana Lt. governor won't attend NFL games amid protests

    September 26, 2017 8:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says he's boycotting New Orleans Saints games and NFL events after several players refused to stand during the national anthem. Nungesser, Louisiana's top tourism official, told news outlets Tuesday he finds players kneeling or sitting during the anthem "un-American" and... more »
  • Louisiana: State red snapper season possible

    September 22, 2017 8:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana officials say a state red snapper season is possible for anglers, because Louisiana anglers caught less than the state's self-imposed limit of just over 1 million pounds by Sept. 4. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says surveys show Louisiana anglers caught less than 937,000 pounds... more »
  • Police investigating violent 2-on-1 fight at Baker High School Play Video

    September 21, 2017 9:00 PM

    BAKER - Police are investigating after video surfaced showing a violent two-on-one fight at Baker High School Thursday. Baker Police Chief Carl Dunn says officers are speaking with the victim of the fight, which appears to have occurred at Baker High sometime Thursday. In the video, two students can... more »
  • Vandals damage stadium under construction at local high school Play Video

    September 21, 2017 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are investigating after vandals busted out windows at a local high school's under-construction stadium overnight. Andre Bell lives right across the street from Istrouma High School, and he's been watching the construction at the new athletic stadium. "I watched them put the light up,"... more »
  • 61-year-old Mississippi woman mauled by dog dies

    September 21, 2017 6:45 PM

    PHILADELPHIA, Miss. - A Mississippi woman attacked by a pit bull earlier this month has died. WTOK-TV reports Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell says 61-year-old Connie Storey died Wednesday at a hospital in Jackson, 12 days after the attack. Waddell says Storey was mauled by a... more »
  • EBRSO: 44-year-old has sex with runaway teen, drops her off at gas station

    September 21, 2017 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities have arrested a man after he allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old girl and then left her at a West Baton Rouge gas station. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 44-year-old Jermaine Booker was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly had sex with the... more »
  • District attorney announces security bump at LSU home games Play Video

    September 20, 2017 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In an email sent out to a number of high school students Wednesday, District Attorney Hillar Moore announced an increase in security at LSU's upcoming home football games. The district attorney's email, sent to private and public school students, said law enforcement agencies would specifically be... more »
  • WANTED: Man robs local Burger King drive-thru at gunpoint

    September 20, 2017 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a local Burger King earlier in September. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the robbery took place on the morning of Sept. 7 in the 2100 block of S. Sherwood Forest Boulevard. Police say the... more »
  • Baton Rouge man accused of beating, raping woman

    September 20, 2017 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a man Tuesday after he allegedly bound, beat and raped a woman at his home. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 33-year-old Ryan Glaser was arrested after he allegedly raped a woman at his Baton Rouge residence. The victim told officers... more »
  • Victim's family speaks out in wake of murder suspect's arrest Play Video

    September 19, 2017 8:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The arrest of suspected murderer Kenneth Gleason came as good news to the victims' families, but questions still remain. Since the morning the family found out their loved one, 49-year-old Donald Smart was shot multiple times on Alaska Street last Thursday, the family said it’s been... more »
  • Official: Hitler speech found at murder suspect's home

    September 19, 2017 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A law enforcement official says a copy of an Adolf Hitler speech was found at the home of a white man accused of killing two black men and firing on a black family. The official spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on the condition... more »
  • Report: Tourist chased down, beaten and robbed in French Quarter

    September 18, 2017 8:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An out-of-towner says he was chased down, beaten with a baseball bat and robbed in New Orleans Thursday night. According to a report from WWL , 33-year-old Kevin Guin was in town for a bachelor party when two men attacked him with a baseball bat in... more »
  • Man in horror-film mask shoots 3 in Mississippi; 1 killed

    September 18, 2017 1:23 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Police say a man wearing a Jason Voorhees mask from the horror movie "Friday the 13th" shot three people in Mississippi, killing one and injuring two. The Clarion-Ledger reports that 30-year-old Kendrick Hughes was shot dead at the Pine Ridge Apartments in Jackson on Sunday... more »
  • Three Baton Rouge museums showcase Louisiana in World War I

    September 18, 2017 7:39 AM

    Three exhibits about Louisiana's part in World War I will include a walk-through simulation of a trench and dugout on the Western Front, propaganda posters and a vase crafted from a spent artillery shell. The Louisiana State Museum's Capitol Park Museum , the Old State Capitol Museum and the... more »
  • Act of kindness at local school spreads nationwide Play Video

    September 17, 2017 11:33 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH - What began as a kind gesture from a teacher has become a message of giving and spreading kindness, and it all revolves around shoes. Middle school can be tough. But when students began teasing fifth-grader Christopher Baker over his shoes, one teacher decided to step... more »
  • Man booked with 4th DWI after overnight crash

    September 17, 2017 7:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested on his fourth DWI charge after an overnight crash on Florida Boulevard. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 28-year-old Jesus Cortes crashed his into two other vehicles in front of Club Revolution on Florida Boulevard around 1:40 a.m. Sunday. Police... more »
  • Missing elderly man found, airlifted in critical condition

    September 17, 2017 3:17 PM

    ABITA SPRINGS - A 77-year-old man was airlifted in critical condition Sunday after he went missing over the weekend. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says Robert Anthony Olsen, Sr. was reported missing by family just after 4 p.m. Friday. He had last been seen working near his home... more »

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