October 29, 2014 6:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - A woman who tried to help the victim in a deadly shooting overnight in Baton Rouge said she couldn't sleep after seeing the teen suffer.
"For him to just be spitting up blood like that, it just scared me," said Renee Allen, who asked WBRZ not... more »
September 25, 2014 6:29 PM
WEST BATON ROUGE - People in West Baton Rouge Parish say a train near their home is trapping them in their neighborhood. Parish leaders are looking to build a new road in order to give them another way out.
The road would be west of LA 1 in Addis,... more »
September 15, 2014 8:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - Glen Oaks residents are putting a spotlight on crime in their neighborhood.
Tuesday, Entergy workers will install more than 100 lamps on existing utility polls.
"The norm is that it is alright to shoot a gun in our neighborhood. It's not alright," New Beginnings Baptist... more »
September 5, 2014 5:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - Residents in the Valley Park neighborhood in Baton Rouge want change, and they're organizing a new civic association to make change happen.
The Valley Park neighborhood sits along the interstate just off College Drive. People who live there are fed up with crime, overgrown grass and... more »
August 17, 2014 5:47 PM
PORT ALLEN - Residents who stay in Port Allen are dealing with more and more violence.
Saturday afternoon marked the second shooting, for the city, within three days.
Witnesses told News Two that Saturday afternoon, multiple gun shots went off near Franklin street and one person was hit... more »
August 12, 2014 10:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - A rezoning fight has one neighborhood going public with yard signs.
Right now, people like their quiet Southdowns neighborhood, and fear even one more bar will create a big problem.
"It's a question of balance," said Southside Civic Association member Peter Ricca. "We think that... more »
August 2, 2014 6:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - Glen Oaks neighborhood is getting beautified.
Thanks to different churches and volunteers, the area had a community wide cleanup Saturday morning until the afternoon. Pastor Donald Hunter of New Beginning Baptist Church, was one of the leaders of today's cleanup and he says a community effort... more »
July 3, 2014 8:31 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge's most patriotic neighborhood gets the Fourth of July celebrations started tonight as the annual Kenilworth Independence Day Parade rolls. For the 42nd annual parade, they're "Learning to Love Liberty".
Kenilworth Civic Association President Mike Robin and Nancy Malone with the Capital Area Red Cross... more »
June 17, 2014 9:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Webb Park Civic Association held its first meeting Tuesday evening and it attracted a large crowd, about 100 residents met to talk about their future.
The gathering also included people from Steele Place, Glenmore Place, Walnut Hills, Country Club and Westdale subdivisions. In all, there... more »
May 8, 2014 6:05 PM
BATON ROUGE- A ruling by the State Supreme Court bolstered the city's definition of a family.
The Supreme Court decided that an ordinance that bans homeowners from renting property in single family neighborhoods to more than two unrelated people was constitutional.
"I along with many other people, were... more »
March 21, 2014 5:19 PM
GONZALES- A bill that will soon be at the Capitol could pave the way for the Ascension Council to approve a tax that would help fund new roads.
"If someone moves into a taxing district, they will know up front, it'll be on the plot map, that it will... more »
March 1, 2014 12:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - A state senator is proposing restrictions on drones in Louisiana, so people can't spy on their neighbors and government can't snoop in people's backyards without cause. Baton Rouge Sen. Dan Claitor, a Republican, is asking lawmakers to consider criminalizing the use of drones to photograph people on... more »
November 18, 2013 9:02 PM
CENTRAL - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives are looking for at least one suspect seen burglarizing a number of cars in Comite Hills.
At least 15 vehicles were hit in the Central neighborhood early Sunday morning. Victims say their cars were unlocked and the suspects were able to steal... more »
October 21, 2013 10:24 PM
BATON ROUGE- Planning and zoning approved a permit for a press box and concession stand at a high school football stadium that neighbors have complained about.
The Dunham High field, off Siegen near Perkins, had to settle complaints about the sound. The football facility is not on the school's... more »
September 23, 2013 10:57 PM
BATON ROUGE- Neighbors of a football stadium have been complaining about issues the stadium generates and met with city and school leaders about the issue Monday.
People who live in Natchez Trace, off Siegen Lane, said Dunham High School's home field is noisy and draws too much of a... more »
May 13, 2013 5:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested one man and issued two misdemeanor summons after they said a family was attacked at a Baton Rouge gas station this weekend and told they were in the "wrong neighborhood."
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said Baton Rouge Police arrested Donald Dickerson on suspicion of second-degree... more »
April 25, 2013 6:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - District Court Judge Janice Clark declared the East Baton Rouge Parish's definition of family unconstitutional.
Before today, three or more unrelated people could not live together in neighborhoods zoned for single-family housing. Since 1954, East Baton Rouge's Unified Development Code has defined family as "an individual... more »
March 18, 2013 4:55 PM
BATON ROUGE- License plate recognition technology, once reserved for police, is now being utilized by neighborhoods to fight crime.
The cameras catch a picture of the license plate and car and then compile it into a database that law enforcement can access.
"It actually reads the license plates... more »
January 9, 2013 9:41 PM
BATON ROUGE- Another delay in the decision about buying out a group of homes near a wastewater treatment plant off Scenic Highway.
The Baton Rouge Metro Council deferred the $6 million buyout Wednesday night.
People who live near the plant have said it stinks and is ruining their... more »
December 31, 2012 5:29 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - A neighborhood is rallying to clean up their neighborhood after a 13-year-old is killed by gunshot.
Christian Crain was shot in the head by his friend. The 14-year-old confessed to smoking marijuana and accidentally shooting Crain.
Neighbors say this was an accident that could have been... more »
December 26, 2012 6:38 AM
BATON ROUGE - Two East Baton Rouge Metro Councilwomen said they intend to place back on the council's agenda the proposed $6 million buyout plan for Scotlandville residents living next to a foul-smelling sewage treatment plant.
The proposed deal to relocate 44 Scotlandville families and build a buffer zone... more »
December 20, 2012 4:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - There were shots of a different kind after a Baton Rouge basketball game Wednesday night.
BREC Communications Officer Cheryl Michelet says a park ranger was at Kernan Park when a fight broke out. The unarmed ranger attempted to break up the fight.
Residents in the... more »
November 27, 2012 9:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- City leaders are set to talk about buying out a neighborhood near a sewerage plant in the northern part of town.
On Wednesday's Metro Council agenda is a discussion about the $6,000,000 plan to solve on-going issues with people who live in University Heights.
For years,... more »
November 22, 2012 2:32 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man, whose body was found in the driver's seat of a car. Police say the victim, whose name has not been released, was discovered just before 9 a.m. Thursday. Authorities say he had been shot... more »
November 13, 2012 9:44 PM
JACKSON, Miss- Three people are dead after a plane crashed into a neighborhood Tuesday evening.
The Piper PA-32 single-engine plane went down on top of a house near Hawkins Field Airport and ignited a fireball.
Dental records or DNA would be needed to confirm the identities of the... more »
November 13, 2012 6:35 PM
JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities say a small plane with three people aboard has crashed into a neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi, near an airport. A Jackson deputy fire chief told WJTV-TV that one person escaped a burning home Tuesday evening with minor injuries. It was not immediately clear if anyone else... more »
October 15, 2012 2:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A colorful and musical New Orleans neighborhood is marking the 200th anniversary of its origins as an early melting pot for the city and the nation. Treme is considered one of America's most unusual neighborhoods and holds significant place in the history of jazz. It is also... more »
August 6, 2012 5:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- In true door-to-door fashion, teachers from Highland Elementary walked the streets of Gardere today reminding the community that school starts in two days.
The annual event brings teachers into their students' neighborhood so they can meet face-to-face before classes begin.
"Sometimes the community is separate from... more »
July 19, 2012 7:44 AM
MIRAMAR, Fla. - The parents of the unarmed teen who was shot and killed by a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer reject the shooter's claim that the shooting was a part of God's plan.
In an new television interview, George Zimmerman said he felt the events of the night 17-year-old... more »
June 1, 2012 4:34 PM
SANFORD, Fla. - A judge has revoked the bond of the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and ordered him returned to jail within 48 hours.
Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said Friday that George Zimmerman misled the court about how much money he had available when... more »
May 31, 2012 10:23 PM
BATON ROUGE- An evening of nasty storms knocked down trees and knocked out power.
By news time, more than 1,000 people in the Capitol City area were still in the dark. Crews are working to get the electricity back on. At 10 p.m. Thursday, power companies were estimating several... more »
May 17, 2012 4:58 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. - Trayvon Martin's autopsy shows evidence of marijuana in his urine and blood. The autopsy was among a large amount of evidence released by prosecutors on Thursday as part of the second-degree murder case against the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot him in February. Other documents include a... more »
April 2, 2012 9:40 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - Dozens of houses in the area around Prairieville Middle School got another round of rough storms Monday, just two weeks after a tornado took out roofs, walls, cars and trees.
Several homes that were damaged from tornado damage were left exposed to the rain. Materials on the... more »
March 20, 2012 11:15 AM
SANFORD, FL. - A prosecutor in central Florida says a grand jury will consider evidence in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager by a neighborhood watch captain. Yesterday, the Justice Department said it would investigate the death of Trayvon Martin. Prosecutors have been demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman... more »
February 29, 2012 3:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - In part 2 of our series "Darkest Places," we checked out a neighborhood on the cusp of crime.
We'll show you the issue residents have with lighting there and you will hear what they think will happen if their issues are not addressed.
News2 Reporter... more »
February 15, 2012 10:34 PM
BATON ROUGE- News 2 is looking into the Capital area's Darkest Places.
Wednesday night, we focused on the neighborhood around the University and City Park lakes.
Residents who live there say there's not enough lights on their streets, leaving them to do what they can to light up... more »
February 13, 2012 5:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Some residents in the Melrose East area strongly oppose a proposed bar. A vacant grocery store on the corner of Florida Blvd. and North Donmoor Ave. has caused quite the controversy.
Signs saying, "no bar" like nearby apartment complexes as neighbors say this is just the... more »
February 6, 2012 3:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- Neighbors who live in the Mayfair subdivision are demanding changes after a shooting occurred over the weekend.
The victim happened to be the 15-year old son of Metro Councilman Chandler Loupe. This afternoon, detectives charged another 15 year old who was with him for attempted possession of... more »
February 3, 2012 10:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Inniswold Estates-Jefferson Terrace Civic Association is the first group of residents to take advantage of a new ordinance giving people more power to slow down their streets.
The change was made in May to give city-parish engineers more room to approve requests from neighborhoods that have... more »
January 17, 2012 5:57 PM
BRUSLY - "Stonewall Plantation" could add hundreds of homes and a "Town Center" to Brusly.
The proposed development would extend from La. 1 northwest along W. St. Francis Street, past South Labauve Ave.
The "Town Center" will incorporate a number of local shops and maybe restaurants. Project engineers... more »
December 26, 2011 9:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- A North Baton Rouge neighborhood has been sitting in silence for more than a week.
That's because many in East Fairlane subdivision have been without phone service, despite paying for service from different companies.
Neighbors say without the connection, fire and police alarms don't function, and... more »
December 22, 2011 8:38 AM
LIVINGSTON PARISH - Police arrested three accused vandals who are suspected of shooting out more than 50 vehicle windows with a high powered BB gun in Livingston Parish early Thursday morning.
Benjamin Lloyd McChristian, 17, of 2842 Gray Eagle Dr., Denham Springs and Jace Layton Crehan, 17, of 26384... more »
December 20, 2011 10:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- Reports of coyotes in and around Baton Rouge are on the rise.
Baton Rouge Animal Control and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries says the increase in calls started about three months ago. They say while coyotes are normally natives to cities like Baton Rouge, they're working their way... more »
December 19, 2011 10:08 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the East Baton Rouge Department of Public Works is looking into a neighborhood's complaints about a man dumping oyster shells on his property.
The area is off of Antioch Road near Tiger Bend in Baton Rouge.
They say the... more »
December 7, 2011 4:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- A tip from a self-described "nosy neighbor" led to the arrest of two men police believe broke into vehicles in Baton Rouge.
Police arrested 19-year-olds Brandon Miller and Cody Jones for stealing items out of unlocked vehicles in a neighborhood off Sherwood Forest Blvd..
Todd McInnis... more »
November 9, 2011 10:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- A crime prevention district in the Gardere area got the thumbs up from the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council Wednesday to spend $20,000 on security cameras for its streets.
The money comes from the district's tax collections.
The neighborhood already pays for patrols to keep... more »
September 14, 2011 10:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- There's a plan in the works to buyout people who live near a sewer treatment plant in north Baton Rouge.
It involves almost 50 homes in University Place, near Southern University, but there's no price tag yet.
People in the neighborhood say the treatment plant stinks... more »
August 2, 2011 12:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - A chase through a north Baton Rouge neighborhood ended when deputies caught a man they claim threatened them with a gun.
Deputies arrested 28-year-old Henry Charles Brown, Jr. near the intersection of Silverleaf and Glen Oaks Drive around 11:30.
Spokesperson Casey Hicks said deputies responded... more »
July 21, 2011 10:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- A belly-up development is over-grown and is now a dump-site in Baton Rouge.
Street lights are in place, sidewalks line the fronts of intended properties and even utilities are ready for hook up, but high grass and weeds have moved into the Magnolia Trace subdivision off... more »
July 16, 2011 11:57 AM
HOUMA, La.- Terrebonne Parish officials have decided to forego use of state money and use local tax revenue instead to remedy an odor problem plaguing a parish neighborhood.
The Terrebonne Parish Council voted this week to approve a $350,000 project to deal with the odor invading the Summerfield area... more »
July 15, 2011 6:05 PM
BATON ROUGE- A neighborhood association is at odds with a Baton Rouge group home they claim is breaking the law.
According to the Unified Development Code in Baton Rouge, a single family dwelling cannot have more than two unrelated people living in a home or more than four if... more »
April 25, 2011 5:46 PM
ADDIS, La.- Dozens of people are petitioning for a red light at what they call a deadly intersection.
It's at the corner of LA-1 and Sugar Plantation Parkway in Addis, where Les Miles' sister died in a car crash last week.
Investigators say 54-year-old Ann Hope Browne turned... more »
April 13, 2011 6:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - A rash of burglaries in Shenandoah Estates and the Old Jefferson area has residents worried about security.
An East Baton Rouge Parish deputy spokesperson said close to 40 cars have been burglarized since the first of the year.
The most recent of the burglaries nabbed... more »
March 15, 2011 9:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- The fight to clear the air of a rotten smell in North Baton Rouge continues.
Wednesday, neighbors in the "University Place" area will bring the battle over a sewer plant to the streets in a community march.
They say the North Waste Water Plant stinks and... more »
February 14, 2011 4:22 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Police say a 4-month-old girl was shot when she was caught in an exchange of gunfire in a neighborhood near the Mississippi River.
Capt. Bob Bardy says the infant was among five people wounded in the Monday afternoon incident. Bardy says the infant has... more »
October 19, 2010 6:47 PM
Two men were found shot to death behind a group home earlier this morning on Delphine Street and Louisiana Avenue.
Police said 31-year-old Alton Spears Jr. and 56-year-oldJohnny Kelley had been shot multiple times.
East Baton Rouge Police Department spokesperson L’Jean Mckneely said police received a call around... more »
September 28, 2010 6:40 PM
There’s some relief in the neighborhood rocked by the murder on Beauregard Street now that an arrest has been made.
News 2’s Mike Steele was live on Beauregard and got answers on what people want from police. more »
September 27, 2010 6:45 PM
People in one Baton Rouge neighborhood are afraid to leave their homes.
Four men were murdered on North Marque Ann Drive in the last four months. The latest happened over the weekend.
22-year-old Christopher Guillory was shot in the front yard of a home. Witnesses told police he... more »
September 24, 2010 10:27 PM
Shock waves from the shooting on Beauregard Street early this morning are still echoing in the surrounding neighborhood.
42-year-old Alexandra Engler and her daughter, 9-year-old Arianna, were found with multiple gunshot wounds in their home around 5:30 a.m. Alexandra died from her injuries, but Arianna survived and is currently... more »
September 23, 2010 10:28 PM
Friends of a shooting victim in Baton Rouge are remembering the man that was considered one of the family and a best friend by the neighborhood he lived in. His murder led to arson when someone fire-bombed the house of a neighbor accused of the killing. Doug Arrington was shot... more »
September 22, 2010 10:33 AM
The wife of a pilot killed in a Labor Day small plane crash in a Las Vegas neighborhood, has also died.
Susan Touchet of Erath, died yesterday from her injuries in the crash.
Torchet's husband, 50-year-old Douglas Touchet, was pronounced dead shortly after the seven-seat plane went down... more »
September 9, 2010 7:31 PM
One crime-plagued neighborhood in Baton Rouge is getting a helping hand as “Operation Restore Pride” comes to Valley Park. News 2’s Stephanie Ryan got answers on what will be done to help rehabilitate the neighborhood. more »
September 9, 2010 12:34 PM
Mayor Kip Holden announced today that a Mid City neighborhood would be the kick-off location for Baton Rouge's city-wide cleanup starting Monday.
The mayor said at a press conference today that Operation Restore Pride would start Monday in the Valley Park neighborhood, which is bounded by Perkins Road, Delta... more »
September 7, 2010 10:50 AM
A pilot who died, and his three passengers that were hurt in a plane crash in Nevada were from Louisiana, according to family.
A Las Vegas newspaper reports the 50-year-old pilot and owner of the single-engine Piper Cherokee was Douglas J. Touchet of Erath, La.
The three passengers... more »
April 27, 2010 6:17 PM
People in a Baton Rouge neighborhood are fed up with drivers speeding down their street, General Taylor Avenue.
A car recently crashed into the side of Joyce Caldwell's home on the street, the driver was an unlicensed teen.
Caldwell says speeding has always been a problem, and her... more »
November 5, 2009 5:24 AM
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