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  • Phelps says swimming on hold after DUI arrest

    October 5, 2014 10:34 AM

    After his second DUI arrest, Michael Phelps says he will take a break from swimming to attend a program "to better understand myself." The winningest athlete in Olympic history made the announcement in a series of tweets Sunday morning. The 29-year-old Phelps was arrested early Tuesday and charged with drunken... more »
  • DA gives opinion on LSU murder acquittal Play Video

    October 8, 2013 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - District Attorney Hillar Moore disagrees with a jury's decision to acquit two men accused of killing a pair of LSU grad students in 2007, but respects the process. "At the end of the day, they followed the law according to them," Moore said of the jury.... more »
  • Anger management counseling for Independence mayor

    September 6, 2013 9:07 AM

    HAMMOND- Independence Mayor Michael Ragusa will enter a pre-trial diversion program, including anger management counseling, for charges stemming from August 2012 when he allegedly threatened a police officer. According to The Daily Star of Hammond, the agreement signed by Ragusa and Louisiana Assistant Attorney General Kurt Wall requires Ragusa to... more »
  • Fired EBRSO deputy arrested again Play Video

    August 16, 2013 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office booked one of their former detectives into parish prison, again. Michael Abernathy, 36, of Zachary was charged with improper telephone communication and intimidating a witness. Abernathy was arrested in January on a charge of domestic abuse battery after investigators... more »
  • Ex-wife says Jackson wasn't doctor shopping

    August 15, 2013 1:25 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Michael Jackson's ex-wife has testified that she did not see any signs that the entertainer was shopping for doctors during the nearly 20 years she was close to him. Debbie Rowe also told a jury on Thursday that Jackson's frequent medical visits were tied to legitimate procedures. Rowe... more »
  • Judge compares Marlo Mike to tissue paper Play Video

    July 9, 2013 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The hitman who killed Terry Boyd nearly four years ago will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole, probation or suspension of sentence. Judge Trudy White called "Marlo" Michael Louding "cold blooded" before ruling he'll never get out from behind... more »
  • Police say man stole TV to buy drugs

    July 1, 2013 11:34 AM

    THIBODAUX - Police in Thibodaux have arrested three Houma people after they were alerted to a potential robbery. Police say they saw 30-year-old Michael Ledet frantically exiting a business and hide in a truck that Terry Darcey and Brandy Guidry were waiting in. They were told by security... more »
  • Teen gets 20 years in mall shooting after guilty plea

    January 22, 2013 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge teen received a two-decade sentence today after pleading guilty to attempted murder charges in connection with a shooting at the Mall of Louisiana last year. Johnny Williams, who was 17 when the shooting happened last, received the 20-year sentence for charges of attempted... more »
  • Eagles place Foles on IR, Sign DT Dixon

    December 26, 2012 10:31 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles have placed quarterback Nick Foles on injured reserve and signed defensive tackle Antonio Dixon to a two-year contract. Foles broke his hand in last Sunday's loss to Washington. Michael Vick will start the final game of the season against the New York Giants on Sunday.... more »
  • Woman arrested for arson and fraud, wanted breast implants Play Video

    September 27, 2012 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators say 23-year-old Amanda Perkins wanted a breast augmentation. Instead she was arrested for two counts of arson with the intent to defraud and simple arson. Her arrest warrant says Williams admitted to setting her car on fire, and described how she did it. ... more »
  • DA's Office recuses itself from manslaughter case Play Video

    July 25, 2012 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man from Mandeville and charged him with manslaughter after a fight in Baton Rouge where the victim later died. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said Baton Rouge Police arrested Jeryet Bourg, 26, in suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the death of Christopher Dimattia, 36,... more »
  • Lochte beats Phelps at the U.S. swim trials

    June 26, 2012 8:24 AM

    OMAHA, Neb. - Ryan Lochte has won his first head-to-head showdown with Michael Phelps at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. The 27-year-old Floridian captured the 400-meter individual medley Monday night, taking command on the breaststroke leg and holding off Phelps in the freestyle for a time of 4 minutes,... more »
  • Expert testifies against Lil Boosie Play Video

    May 9, 2012 7:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A computer forensic expert detailed the exact times certain lyrics were tracked in Torence "Lil Boosie" Hatch's studio the night Terry Boyd was murdered in October of 2009. Konstantinos "Gus" Dimitrelos identified time stamps on a Dell Inspiron 530 computer and an external hard drive as... more »
  • Star witness in Boosie trial switches story

    May 7, 2012 7:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The testimony of Michael "Marlo Mike" Louding drastically contradicted what he told Baton Rouge Police following his arrest in May 2010. During a police interview then, Louding told Baton Rouge Police Detectives Chris Johnson and Elvin Howard, Torrence Hatch known as rapper "Lil Boosie" paid him... more »
  • Pepsi resurrects Michael Jackson ad campaign

    May 3, 2012 10:39 AM

    NEW YORK - Pepsi is teaming up again with the late pop rock star Michael Jackson. The company has reached a deal with the singer's estate to use his image for a new global marketing push. It'll vary from country to country, but there will be a TV... more »
  • Two removed from jury in Boosie trial Play Video

    May 1, 2012 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two of the 150 potential jurors were removed from the jury in the murder-for-hire trial of Torrence Hatch also know as rapper "Lil Boosie." Those cut from the pool cited their prior knowledge of the case and said they couldn't be fair and impartial. Twelve... more »
  • Pit bull attacks child Play Video

    April 25, 2012 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Video surveillance captured, what the eight-year-old victim's parents called pit bulls, jumping, scratching, biting and gang tackling a little girl. The victim's parents did not want their identities released but said it happened Easter Sunday evening in a South Baton Rouge neighborhood. The girl suffered one... more »
  • Series of church burglaries, man arrested

    April 24, 2012 12:10 PM

    BOSSIER CITY- Bossier City police have arrested a 27-year-old man on burglary charges for breaking into at least five churches over the past several weeks. Some of the churches were burglarized multiple times. The churches included Barksdale Methodist Church, Waller Baptist Church, Bossier Church of Christ, Bossier Church... more »
  • Metro Council likely to cut CATS funding in 2013 Play Video

    April 23, 2012 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The majority of the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council said it will pull funding from the Capital Area Transit System starting in 2013. CATS CEO Brian Marshall said the annual operating budget for the transit system is roughly $12 million, and $3 million of that... more »
  • Four of five Marchand murder suspects in court Play Video

    April 17, 2012 11:07 AM

    GONZALES - Four men accused of murdering an Ascension Parish couple and their son earlier this year pleaded not guilty this morning to first-degree murder charges. Michael Aikens, Devon James, Bernard James and Rolondo Durrell Stewart, all of Prairieville, entered their pleas in a Gonzales court. A fifth suspect,... more »
  • River road to re-open by summer Play Video

    March 29, 2012 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - River Road south of LSU between Brightside Drive and Ben Hur Road has been closed for months as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers adds an extra eight feet of dirt on the levee. Major General and President-Designee of the Mississippi River Commission John Peabody said... more »
  • Levee repairs continue after historic 2011 flooding

    March 29, 2012 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A section of River Road from Farr Park, south of Brightside Drive, to Ben Hur Road has been closed for months as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fixes problems with the levee. During historic flooding in 2011, the area known as Duncan Point had sand... more »
  • Store owner sues sheriff after synthetics seized Play Video

    March 27, 2012 6:57 PM

    HAMMOND - The owner of The Float Dog LLC in Hammond, La. sued Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards for unlawful seizure of his property and violation of his civil rights. Steve Spell was selling an herbal blend called "Skyscraper" which is meant to be used as potpourri. The lawsuit... more »
  • Walker prostitution sting nabs three over the internet Play Video

    March 26, 2012 5:50 PM

    WALKER - These days, police say, you can but a whole lot more than clothing and electronics on the Internet. Walker Police Chief Hunter Grimes said the web is just another avenue they must police. "It's called backpage.com," Grimes said. It's on that website that hundreds of escorts,... more »
  • Suspect captured in attempted murder of state trooper Play Video

    March 23, 2012 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police captured the suspect accused of trying to run over a trooper early Friday morning. Police found Jakarta Carter Jones, 35, at a Baton Rouge motel and was brought in for questioning. Investigators say Jones led a trooper on a chase through the... more »
  • Homeless create tent city near downtown Baton Rouge Play Video

    March 20, 2012 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On the banks of the Mississippi River, on the other side of the railroad tracks, and near the Pentagon Barracks, dozens of tents sit hidden inside the brush. They've been there for months, and the people that call it home say they can't get jobs in... more »
  • Couple linked to dozens of car burglaries Play Video

    March 19, 2012 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office arrested two people for stealing wallets, purses, checkbooks and other valuables from at least 36 cars since last year. Investigators say 39-year-old Joseph Gonday and 28-year-old Eraina Gray, both of E. Innisworld Dr. in Baton Rouge, were arrested last... more »
  • Teachers rally on steps of State Capitol Play Video

    March 14, 2012 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A sea of red flooded the steps of the State Capitol as hundreds of educators showed their stern opposition for parts of Governor Jindal's education reform plan. As early as 7:00am, teacher and principals wearing red shirts from across the state took their places as they... more »
  • APSO: Investigators preparing case for District Attorney Play Video

    March 8, 2012 6:34 PM

    GONZALES - Detectives in Ascension Parish are gathering all of the evidence collected in the murders of Irwin and Shirley Marchand and her son Doug Dooley Thursday in preparation to turn the case over to the District Attorney. District Attorney Ricky Babin said he will have to review all... more »
  • APSO: More arrests possible in triple murders

    March 8, 2012 11:02 AM

    GONZALES - Even though five people are behind bars in connection with a deadly home invasion last month in Gonzales, Sheriff Jeff Wiley said today more arrests are possible in the case. Deputies arrested Michael Aikens, Rolondo Stewart, Travis Moore and Bernard James this week in suspicion of first-degree... more »
  • APSO: Pry bars, concrete residue and a car link five men to murder Play Video

    March 7, 2012 6:55 PM

    GONZALES - Confessions, along with what investigators found inside suspects' homes, is why Sheriff Jeff Wiley calls their case strong. Thirty five-year-old Michael Aikens, 22-year-old Rolondo Stewart, 19-year-old Travis Moore, 25-year-old Bernard James were arrested, charged with 1st degree murder, aggravated burglary and armed robbery. James' cousin, 24-year-old Devon... more »
  • BRPD: Car murders not connected Play Video

    March 5, 2012 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Since the beginning of 2012, Baton Rouge Police have investigated six murders where the victim was shot inside a car. Five of those happened in a two mile radius from I-110 east to Greenwell Springs Road and south of Choctaw. 25-year-old Jeremy Stewart is the... more »
  • Handicapped parking moves for LSU football game day Play Video

    March 2, 2012 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gameday parking for the disabled is moving twice as far of where it was last season. The "M" lot had 125 spaces available on a first come first serve basis. LSU Senior Associate Athletic Director Herb Vincent said the Alex Box Stadium West lot provides more... more »
  • Suspect accused of shooting cop has extensive criminal background Play Video

    March 1, 2012 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Forty-one-year-old Michael Anthony Joseph has been in and out of prison since he was 19 years old. Baton Rouge Police say he shot a cop after a brief struggle on Sycamore Street Wednesday night. Joseph was stopped while riding a bike, and investigators say the officer... more »
  • Changes coming to dangerous section of I-12 Play Video

    February 29, 2012 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After multiple interstate closures from overturned or wrecked 18-wheelers, the Department of Transportation and Development plans to add more safety features to prevent congestion. More rumble strips to audibly alert drivers of the upcoming S-curve will be put in place westbound. The strips already line a... more »
  • Store owner plans to fight synthetic marijuana consequences Play Video

    February 28, 2012 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Last week Alcohol and Tobacco Control announced it will suspend liquor and tobacco licenses for businesses caught selling synthetics. ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert told News 2 he believes hitting businesses where it hurts most may be the break law enforcement across the state needs to shut these... more »
  • Store owner plans to fight synthetic marijuana consequences

    February 28, 2012 10:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Last week Alcohol and Tobacco Control announced it will suspend liquor and tobacco licenses for businesses caught selling synthetics. ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert told News 2 he believes hitting businesses where it hurts most may be the break law enforcement across the state needs to shut these... more »
  • Sam steps into interim EBR superintendent role Play Video

    February 24, 2012 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As John Dilworth leaves as the East Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent, his temporary replacement Carlos Sam has his hands full. Over the next few months, Sam will work with the current administration to tackle the looming budget deficit the school system faces. "Ultimately we're... more »
  • Best path to Central

    February 22, 2012 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two WBRZ News2 reporters were determined to find the fastest route from Baton Rouge to Central. News2 reporters Ashley Rodrigue and Michael Shingleton hit-the-road taking different routes. We'll show you where they started, where they were headed, and the routes they drove. Who ended... more »
  • Section of I-10 to close temporarily

    February 6, 2012 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A section of I-10 will close for eight hours as crews lay asphalt and continue the widening. The westbound ramp that connects I-10 to I-12 will be shut down from 9pm, Monday to 5am Tuesday. The Geaux Wider team expects the construction to take the entire... more »
  • NYC mayor: Work on 9/11 museum has stalled

    December 30, 2011 4:47 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says work on a planned museum at the World Trade Center has ground to a halt because of a money dispute, and there is now "no chance" it will open on time. The museum commemorating the 9/11 attacks was scheduled to... more »
  • St. Vincent de Paul director talks about successful Christmas Play Video

    December 26, 2011 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - St. Vincent de Paul's executive director couldn't be more pleased with the Baton Rouge homeless shelter's Christmas Day accommodations Sunday and continued to be delighted with the what was presented to him on 2une In Monday morning. Anonymous donors dropped off wrapped Christmas gifts to the... more »
  • UL system poised to select UNO president

    December 9, 2011 4:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The University of Louisiana System's governing board is expected Friday to select a new president for the University of New Orleans. The remaining two finalists scheduled for interviews are Peter J. Fos and Michael A. Wartell. Fos is a professor and program director of health... more »
  • Watch the Conrad Murray verdict read live

    November 7, 2011 2:44 PM

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  • Former Navy vet lies about military decorations

    February 23, 2011 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Navy veteran had good intentions, by starting an organization at LSU to aid other veterans in receiving benefits they are entitled to. The way he went about it has other student veterans saying, That's Just Wrong. Click the image to watch the full report. more »
  • National Signing Day

    February 2, 2011 10:12 AM

    It's a big day for high school athletes--National Signing Day. WBRZ's Michael Kelly spoke with Shea Dixon of Scout.com about the top-ranked LSU recruiting class. The Tigers' class, which sits at 22 commitments, is ranked No. 4 in the country by Rivals.com and ninth-best by Scout.com. LSU's... more »
  • Former broker accused of swindling almost $1M from clients

    January 28, 2011 3:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Federal authorities in New Orleans accused a former stock broker today of stealing almost a million dollars from his clients. Michael Wooton, 45, of Metairie was charged in federal court with mail fraud, according to U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. Prosecutors claim that starting in 2006, Wooton... more »
  • Ex-judge disbarred after bribery conviction

    November 29, 2010 10:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former state district judge who is serving a 10-year federal prison sentence for taking bribes has been permanently blocked from practicing law in Louisiana. Louisiana's Supreme Court permanently disbarred Michael Walker this month, noting his conviction in 2008 for taking bribes in return for lowering bonds.... more »
  • New Central schools could include tax break

    January 21, 2010 4:15 PM

    The costs for two new schools in Central may be lower than expected. That could mean a break for taxpayers. Plans call for a new intermediate and elementary school to be built on Sullivan Road north of Hooper Road. Voters in Central approved a 20 year property and sales... more »
  • Slain student's sons awarded full scholarships

    November 24, 2009 5:40 PM

    Southern University is giving back to the family of an engineering student who was killed last month during a trip to San Francisco. Michael Bailey was gunned down during a robbery attempt on Oct. 4, 2009. Southern University presented full scholarships to his three sons on Tuesday. Three-year-old... more »
  • Southern awards scholarships to slain student's family

    November 24, 2009 10:18 AM

    Southern University officials will make a presentation to the family of slain engineering student Michael Bailey Tuesday. Bailey was killed last month during a trip to San Francisco. He was a husband and father of three children. Southern University leaders plan to award Bailey's children with full scholarships... more »

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