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  • Walmart, Zachary residents could be headed for another battle Play Video

    June 15, 2016 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Walmart could have another fight on their hands with residents of Zachary. Just outside of the Live Oak Trace subdivision is a plot of land that has been center of debate in the past. In 2015, Walmart wanted to build a neighborhood market there, but the... more »
  • Man's violent past leads to habitual offender status, life sentence Play Video

    May 10, 2016 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman told News 2, the system failed her son after he was sentenced to life in prison for being a habitual offender. In court Tuesday, we learned more about Donald Dickerson's violent past. In the more than two hour sentencing hearing Tuesday, Dickerson's defense attorney... more »
  • LWF trying to catch elusive 'gator some residents say is too close to home Play Video

    March 29, 2016 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents living in the Springlake Bluebonnet Highlands area have spotted an alligator lurking in Lake Longwood. Wildlife & Fisheries has been called but have not caught the reptile. The alligator has been spotted for the last couple of weeks, since a big rain event. The Bluebonnet... more »
  • Some residents concerned with proposed location of Diocese archive building Play Video

    March 21, 2016 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An application to make a rezoning modification to property owned by the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge was pulled from Monday's Planning and Zoning commission meeting. The property located on Parker Street near Hundred Oaks is currently zoned A-1 residential. The Diocese is planning to build... more »
  • Capital Heights considers crime prevention district Play Video

    February 8, 2016 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There are about 20 crime districts in East Baton Rouge Parish and Capital Heights is hoping to create one, too. Capital Heights Neighborhood Association has already begun the process by getting feedback from residents. Of the people who have replied to a questionnaire posted online ,... more »
  • Another crime district in the works Play Video

    December 14, 2015 10:14 PM

    BAKER - One more neighborhood is planning to ask for state approval to help curb unwanted mischief. Residents in the Parkwood Terrace Subdivision are working with state lawmakers to set up a crime district. "We could always use more police because we want to be crime-free, you know?" said Sherman... more »
  • Grinches target one Gardere neighborhood Play Video

    December 8, 2015 7:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some grinches are up to no good in one Baton Rouge neighborhood. The Old Hermitage subdivision off of Gardere Lane has been hit particularly hard the last couple of months. Residents said the thieves are stealing decorations and packages. Surveillance video shows what appears to... more »
  • Yard signs fight speeding drivers Play Video

    December 2, 2015 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Yard signs around Captial Heights ask drivers to slow down and enjoy the neighborhood; the Capital Heights Neighborhood Association hopes people will get the message. Capital Heights Neighborhood Association President Tyler Hicks says he knows people that are fed up with speeders. "We heard a... more »
  • Webb Park residents say bike lanes should go Play Video

    September 23, 2015 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a petition going around the Webb Park area in an effort to do away with bike lanes in the neighborhood. People who live in the community met Wednesday night to discuss what to do after a number of people received parking tickets for parking in... more »
  • Kids tag Central neighborhood Play Video

    September 7, 2015 10:10 PM

    CENTRAL - Neighbors said children responsible for spray painting dozens of mailboxes, street signs, bikes, and yard decorations have been going door to door apologizing for their actions. Residents living along Sugar Pine Dr and other nearby streets woke up Monday morning to find their property vandalized. Mailboxes and... more »
  • Neighbors react to man getting shot in front of doorstep Play Video

    September 3, 2015 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is ongoing after a man was shot on South Sherwood Forest near Major Oak Thursday morning. Authorities said a 33-year-old driver knocked down a light pole and swiped another vehicle before he finally stopped, facing oncoming traffic. That's when an off-duty security guard approached the... more »
  • Neighborhood terror killed

    July 29, 2015 8:59 PM

    JONESBURG, MO - A 15-foot long Burmese python that roamed a neighborhood and scared residents was killed by one of them. A man shot the 160-pound snake in a rural area of Warren County, about 50 miles west of St. Louis. Neighbors say the snake was responsible for killing... more »
  • BRAVE postpones canvas in area of deadly shooting

    July 22, 2015 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination team announced plans Thursday morning to canvas a neighborhood where a deadly drive-by shooting happened, then postponed that event later in the day. The BRAVE team originally said they would spend time Thursday morning in the Brice Street area reaching... more »
  • Indonesia military transport plane crashes in Medan; 37 dead

    June 30, 2015 9:50 AM

    MEDAN, INDONESIA- An Indonesian air force transport plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan, killing at least 37 people. North Sumatra police chief Eko Hadi Sutedjo told reporters Tuesday that the plane was carrying 50 people based on its manifest. He says 37 bodies... more »
  • Gus Young Pool meeting

    June 18, 2015 8:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge neighborhood is voicing concerns about the closing of a historic community landmark. Council woman C. Denise Marcelle is inviting people to join the fight to save the Gus Young pool. The pool was once a hot-spot for people in its low-income neighborhood, but the... more »
  • Scared bear spends week in central Louisiana neighborhood

    May 18, 2015 4:58 AM

    MARKSVILLE- A young black bear has been a backyard spectacle in a central Louisiana neighborhood where he has spent the past week up one tree or another as he searches for a new home. State wildlife biologist Maria Davidson says the bear in Marksville is among three to five that... more »
  • Neighbors want more surveillance after unusual violence

    April 26, 2015 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One neighborhood wants to take action after a pregnant woman was shot to death Friday night. Neighbors along Ship Drive said they would like to see surveillance cameras installed after the tragic shooting that rattled their quiet neighborhood. In order to make changes, neighbors said... more »
  • Neighborhood appalled at latest shooting

    March 26, 2015 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for answers after a woman was found shot in a Baton Rouge auto body store parking lot Thursday. Investigators identified the victim as Jemina Williams, 34. She was shot multiple times. Investigators believe the shooting happened around 8 a.m. in the 2600 block... more »
  • American Red Cross searching for volunteers this March Play Video

    March 18, 2015 7:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- March is American Red Cross month. News 2's Rebecca Buchanan met up with some volunteers from the organization to find out what they do and how other people can get involved. Red Cross volunteers often arrive at the scene of accidents shortly after firefighters and other first... more »
  • Growth leads to new housing development in Central Play Video

    February 4, 2015 6:42 AM

    CENTRAL - New housing is catching-up with the growth in Central. 700 new homes are coming to area in the Settlement on Shoe Creek. Mayor J.R. Shelton describes it as a "city within a city". There are plans for homes, retail space and restaurants. The neighborhood will be right... more »
  • Packages come up missing in Baton Rouge neighborhood Play Video

    December 31, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some packages are coming up missing in one Baton Rouge neighborhood and local authorities are on the case. Homeowners in the Bel Aire community, near Belaire High School, caught two suspects on camera taking packages from their doorstep. Police said the surveillance video they obtained... more »
  • Witness tried to help shooting victim Play Video

    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 »
  • Council moves forward with plan to rescue "trapped" neighbors Play Video

    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 »
  • Neighborhood: dark streets adding to crime problem Play Video

    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 »
  • Baton Rouge neighborhood wants change Play Video

    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 »
  • 2nd shooting in Port Allen

    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 »
  • Yard signs campaign against bars Play Video

    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 »
  • Glen oaks neighborhood gets facelift

    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 »
  • Kenilworth Parade kicks off Independence Day celebrations tonight Play Video

    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 »
  • Webb Park Civic Association draws big crowd Play Video

    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 »
  • "Family" defined at state Supreme Court Play Video

    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 »
  • Bill could pave way for Ascension neighborhood tax Play Video

    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 »
  • Bill would restrict drones on La. private property

    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 »
  • Surveillance camera gets good shot of burglar Play Video

    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 »
  • Amid complaints, stadium changes approved

    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 »
  • Neighbors complain about high school football stadium Play Video

    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 »
  • Family attacked, told they were in the "wrong neighborhood"

    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 »
  • Definition of family declared unconstitutional Play Video

    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 »
  • Plate readers could help fight neighborhood crime Play Video

    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 »
  • Buyout deferred, no decision by Metro Council

    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 »

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