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  • Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off Saturday

    May 21, 2014 5:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 7th Annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off will be on Saturday and pits 10 chefs from top Louisiana restaurants competing for the coveted "King of Louisiana Seafood" title. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board are hosting the event, which is part of... more »
  • Brady limps off at Patriots practice

    August 14, 2013 2:54 PM

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass.- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady limped off the practice field after appearing to hurt his left leg while throwing a pass. Brady was not hit while throwing a fade to rookie Aaron Dobson that fell incomplete. He was on the ground holding his leg, then began to walk off... more »
  • Police: Teen chopped man's ear off with machete

    July 1, 2013 3:21 PM

    SLIDELL - Police in Slidell arrested a 16-year-old after they said he tried to kill his brother's friend with a two-foot-long machete. Police said when they arrived they found the victim with his neck slashed and the 16-year-old suspect standing in the street, holding the machete. Investigators said... more »
  • Kobe Bryant battles mom, NJ business over auction

    May 3, 2013 9:11 AM

    CAMDEN, N.J.- Kobe Bryant is in a court battle to try to keep his mother from auctioning off mementos from his high school days in Pennsylvania and his early NBA career. A southern New Jersey auction house is suing for the right to sell the stuff after the NBA star's... more »
  • Mass. gov: No unexploded bombs at Boston Marathon

    April 16, 2013 9:01 AM

    BOSTON - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says no unexploded bombs were found at the Boston Marathon. He says the only explosives were the ones that went off Monday. Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, and more than 150 injured by two explosions just seconds apart near the... more »
  • Heat take the night off before looking for No. 19

    March 11, 2013 10:33 AM

    UNDATED - Now that the Chicago Blackhawks have lost, the Miami Heat are the hottest team in sports. The club led by LeBron James won its 18th straight game last night, beating Indiana 105-91. The Heat are now 47-14, just one win shy of tying San Antonio for the most... more »
  • Man accused biting off ear lobe pleads not guilty

    February 14, 2013 9:05 AM

    STAMFORD, Conn.- A Connecticut man accused of biting off his cousin's ear lobe and swallowing it during a fight over loud music has pleaded not guilty to assault and other charges. Twenty-seven-year-old Emilio Mendoza, of Stamford, was arraigned Wednesday in Stamford Superior Court and ordered held on $50,000 bail. The... more »
  • Orleans Parish School Board to lay off 21

    July 13, 2012 9:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish School Board plans to lay off nearly two dozen employees, largely because of a drop in federal funding for low-income students and those with special needs. The list of staff losing their jobs includes four teachers. Interim Superintendent Stan Smith, who has... more »
  • Sports 2-a-days kick off tonight

    July 2, 2012 8:46 AM

    The WBRZ Sports 2-a-Days high school football previews begin tonight with an inside look at the Central Wildcats. Head Coach Sid Edwards returns to the sidelines at Central after serving solely as the Athletic Director the past few seasons. We'll breakdown what the Wildcats' strengths and weaknesses are... more »
  • Mississippi mud may be used to stave off erosion

    June 19, 2012 5:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - There's mud - lots of it - flowing down the Mississippi River and getting washed out into the Gulf of Mexico every day. Now, in an effort to help stave off the catastrophic loss of the mighty river's threatened delta, the Army Corps of Engineers says it... more »
  • Last day to pay off fines before BR jail opens

    June 15, 2012 9:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today is the last day people in Baton Rouge can pay off misdemeanor fines and outstanding tickets before the city jail re-opens, and people who haven't could be arrested. Starting Monday, people found with outstanding misdemeanor warrants could wind up behind bars as part of an... more »
  • Teachers protest cuts at charter school by cutting class

    April 25, 2012 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Teachers are cutting class Wednesday at Crestworth Learning Academy in Baton Rouge in protest of salary cuts. More than half of the 22 teachers arranged to take the day off after their pay was cut by 20 percent by the charter schools board members Tuesday night.... more »
  • Home Depot laying off 225 more in Baton Rouge

    March 30, 2012 7:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Home Depot will lay off 225 workers in its customer support and distribution operations in Baton Rouge over the next 18 months. Company spokesman Stephen Holmes says the layoffs will hit 90 workers at Home Depot's distribution facility for online purchases. Another 135 will face layoffs... more »
  • Christmas tree recycling drop off points

    December 26, 2011 5:43 PM

    Remember to remove all decorations and accessories from trees before bring to recycling. Walker Christmas Tree Recycling Project Sidney Hutchinson Park December 26 - January 6 Denham Springs Natural Christmas Tree Recycling Program Street Department Campus, 600 Bowman Street 7 a.m. -... more »
  • Gas for Guns in EBR Play Video

    November 18, 2011 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The second "Gas for Guns" exchange in East Baton Rouge Parish is scheduled to begin Saturday morning. People can anonymously drop off weapons at two churches in the city-parish between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and receive a gas card worth between $50 and $300 depending on... more »
  • About 60 percent of Gulf oil still shut off

    September 6, 2011 2:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal regulators say about 60 percent of the normal daily oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is still turned off following the passage of Tropical Storm Lee. As of Tuesday, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement said 131 of the 617 staffed... more »
  • Baton Rouge man wins $100,000 on scratch-off

    October 18, 2010 10:48 AM

    A Baton Rouge man has claimed the second $100,000 prize in a Louisiana State Lottery scratch-off game. Charles “Aaron” Page III recently bought two World Champions New Orleans Saints tickets at the LaPlace Travel Center, and said he had the store clerk pick which game he played. He also told... more »

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