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  • Still recovering from 2016 flood, community struck by flooding once again Play Video

    October 23, 2017 8:29 PM

    CLINTON - Jean Matthews woke up to sinking feeling of déjà vu Sunday morning. "I opened up that window and screamed 'It's flooding!' and it was just going, it was like a river had opened up," Matthews said. “At 7:30 a.m. it look just like it looks out there... more »
  • Private bridge damaged by flood, owner can't afford to fix Play Video

    October 9, 2017 7:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A private bridge over a parish-maintained canal was damaged during the August 2016 flood. The owner can't afford to fix it herself. Reva Beck has to park on one side of the canal and walk over the rickety bridge to her house. She says it's in... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Local restaurant refuses to show NFL games following national anthem protests Play Video

    September 25, 2017 6:27 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An area bar and grill says it won't be showing anymore content from the NFL after numerous players across the league chose not to participate in the national anthem on Sunday. A Facebook post from Sarita's Grill & Cantina in Denham Springs says the bar will... more »
  • Livingston Parish educators give back to Harvey-affected peers Play Video

    September 10, 2017 11:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Teachers, faculty and staff from Livingston Parish schools are some of the latest to give back to their peers affected by Hurricane Harvey. The schools collected donations for faculty and students in and around the Houston area. "Our schools just wanted to give back," Southside... more »
  • Zachary man arrested for 6th DWI after weekend crash

    September 5, 2017 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was booked on his sixth DWI charge after he allegedly caused a car crash Saturday. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 38-year-old Shannon Bennett was driving in the city Saturday night when he failed to yield as he turned left onto Plank Road.... more »
  • Man arrested for allegedly killing pregnant ex-girlfriend

    September 3, 2017 12:59 AM

    ST. HELENA - The St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man they say allegedly murdered his pregnant ex-girlfriend and shot her boyfriend. According to authorities, 26-year-old Dana William shot and killed Angelica Leray near Pistol Womack Lane on Aug. 30 around 8:30 p.m. William turned himself in... more »
  • WATCH: Sheriff's deputy loses his cool while wrangling gator Play Video

    August 25, 2017 2:37 PM

    JEFFERSON PARISH - This is not what he signed up for. A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputy got a little more than he bargained for when he was called to help wrangle a wild alligator Thursday. A video posted by the sheriff's office shows a pair of deputies wrangling... more »
  • Group wants to eliminate the Ascension Parish president position Play Video

    August 22, 2017 12:06 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A group that wants to create a "Parish Management" style of government in Ascension Parish hopes to get their proposal on the ballot next March. The group, A Better Ascension, held a public meeting Monday night in the northern part of the parish. "We're ultimately looking to... more »
  • LPSO: Break-up led to deadly shooting in Livingston Parish

    August 21, 2017 6:07 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - Authorities say a man has been charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend after he allegedly shot the victim when she tried to break up with him in June. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies arrived on the scene in the 36000 block of Selders... more »
  • LSP cadets begin intensive training to become state troopers Play Video

    August 20, 2017 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A class of Louisiana State Police cadets moves on to 20 weeks of intense training Sunday, marking a new step in their journey towards becoming state troopers. However, getting to this point wasn’t an easy task according to the cadets and their superiors. “Well, I’m... more »
  • Several shootings reported in Baton Rouge Sunday

    August 20, 2017 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been a busy weekend for first responders as crews were called to at least four separate reported shootings Sunday. The Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed it responded to four shootings, one of which was fatal. The first shooting occurred early Sunday morning in the... more »
  • Police: Man admits to smoking marijuana while driving, charged with 3rd DWI

    August 19, 2017 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested in Baton Rouge late Friday night after he allegedly went more than 35 miles over the speed limit after smoking marijuana in his car. According to Louisiana State Police, 30-year-old Pernell Lanaute was pulled over on LA 42(Burbank Drive) near Lee Drive... more »
  • Baby left in unlocked car as couple burglarized Baton Rouge shop

    August 15, 2017 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two parents were arrested in Baton Rouge Tuesday after they allegedly left their baby unattended in a parking lot while committing an early-morning burglary. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 29-year-old Cash Kennedy and 27-year-old Kellie Mercer were arrested after officers found them at the... more »
  • Iberville Parish Jail to close for two month renovation Play Video

    August 15, 2017 5:04 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish Jail will close for a two month renovation of the facility's air conditioning system. According to Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi, the HVAC swap will begin on Friday, August 18. Male inmates will be transferred to two state correctional facilities. Those who were... more »
  • BRPD: One hurt in shooting on Dutton Avenue

    August 13, 2017 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say one person was hurt in a shooting on Dutton Avenue Sunday night. The shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the 5900 block of Dutton Avenue near Woodlawn. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, one victim suffered non life-threatening injuries. Check back for... more »
  • Group marches in Baton Rouge to support Charlottesville victims Play Video

    August 13, 2017 8:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crowd gathered on the steps of the Louisiana state capitol building Sunday to march in support of those hurt during protests in Virginia. The group gathered on the steps of the capitol around 7 p.m. Sunday and began crafting anti-Nazi signs and shouting chants. The... more »
  • Mayor Broome to hold series of meetings on road tax plan Play Video

    August 13, 2017 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In order to have better roads and transportation in East Baton Rouge Parish, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome says taxes may have to increase, but she wants your input before anything is finalized. For the next month, she will be holding a series of public meetings around... more »
  • Community gathers for emotional service one year after August flood Play Video

    August 13, 2017 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of people gathered at Living Faith Christian Center on Sunday, bonding over their common struggle and looking forward to their recovery. For one year, Southeast Louisiana has remained in a recovery state. Sunday night was all about healing as members of the Baton Rouge community... more »
  • One year later, volunteers continue to help flood victims rebuild Play Video

    August 12, 2017 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After helping victims recover from the August floods that rocked the area in 2016, some volunteers are still around — making sure residents have a home to call their own. Volunteers with Camp Restore Baton Rouge have worked year-round rebuilding dozens of flood-damaged homes. Those Good... more »
  • Gov. Edwards helps repair flood-damaged home in Baton Rouge Play Video

    August 12, 2017 7:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of volunteers and Governor's staff got an early start to commemorate the one year anniversary of historic flooding in Baton Rouge. Governor John Bel Edwards and the First Lady joined administration officials and staff for a service project at the home of Ms. Lucille Huggins,... more »
  • WANTED: Pair suspected of burglarizing vehicle with child in tow

    August 9, 2017 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are seeking two suspects accused of burglarizing a vehicle in the parking lot of the Our Lady of the Lake Emergency Room. According to the sheriff's office, the two were seen on surveillance video as they burglarized the... more »
  • One year after flood, Park Forest Elementary reopens just in time for school year

    August 8, 2017 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The school bell will ring for thousands of students across the Baton Rouge area Wednesday. For some schools damaged by the flood, preparations will go right down to the last minute. Although final touches are being completed, Park Forest Elementary is more than ready to... more »
  • Council member seeks to amend East Baton Rouge smoking ban before vote

    August 7, 2017 8:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A member of the East Baton Rouge Metro Council is backing a push to retool an anti-smoking ordinance before it is taken to a vote Wednesday. The proposal aims to ban smoking in all public places across the parish, including businesses like casinos and bars. ... more »
  • Enrollment up as Livingston Parish schools bounce back from 2016 flood Play Video

    August 7, 2017 8:07 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - It’s been a long journey, but Livingston Parish Schools are seeing a comeback after they were impacted by last year's flood. Following the flood at the beginning the previous school year, more than 500 students were displaced. This also put teachers jobs in jeopardy, with about... more »
  • Live Oak Junior High opens with fully refurbished campus Play Video

    August 7, 2017 4:11 PM

    WATSON - Seventh and eighth grade students in the Live Oak community of Livingston Parish will attend a new, but somewhat familiar, campus come their first day of school. On Aug. 9, students will be welcomed to the new Live Oak Junior High on Old Highway 16, a site... more »
  • Hundreds turn out in Ascension Parish to support 3-year-old with rare disorder Play Video

    August 6, 2017 11:36 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Hundreds of drivers turned out in Ascension Parish Sunday to show support for a 3-year-old boy suffering from a rare disorder. Jack Loeber suffers from PACS1, a genetic disorder which causes him to have sudden tantrums. But Jack's parents say watching cars drive by is one of... more »
  • Final flood debris pickup for Denham Springs begins Monday Play Video

    July 23, 2017 11:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The final collection of flood debris in Denham Springs is set to begin Monday. Over the weekend, residents in Denham Springs geared up for the first day of the final pass of debris removal. The debris pickup crews will be hitting the streets starting Monday morning.... more »
  • Wisconsin company to implant microchips in employees

    July 23, 2017 6:01 PM

    RIVER FALLS, Wisc. - A company in Wisconsin is about to become the first in the US to offer microchip implants to its employees. "It's the next thing that's inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it," Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer Todd... more »
  • Repairs for three flood-damaged schools to be completed this summer

    July 18, 2017 11:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Repairs at three campuses damaged by the August 2016 flood will be completed before the start of the 2017-2018 school year, according to Livingston Parish Public Schools Superintendent Rick Wentzel. The three campuses, Freshwater Elementary and Northside Elementary in Denham Springs, and Springfield High School will be... more »
  • Police: Man fights officer after buying fake drugs

    July 15, 2017 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officers arrested a man Friday after he bought a piece of trash which he believed to be drugs and got into a scuffle with police. According to Baton Rouge Police, officers responded to the 1900 block of Gracie Street in reference to a reported robbery around... more »
  • Police: Zachary man arrested for 5th DWI following crash in Baton Rouge

    July 11, 2017 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man for his fifth DWI offense after he crashed into a ditch near LA 423 Monday. According to Louisiana State Police, 28-year-old Curtis Loftin of Zachary was arrested following the crash on Brownsfield Drive. Police say Loftin was driving northbound on Brownsfields... more »
  • 18-year-old arrested after 100 mph chase in stolen vehicle on Airline Highway

    July 4, 2017 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A high-speed, early-morning chase ensued on the Fourth of July after police spotted a vehicle that was reported stolen. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the chase began after officers spotted 18-year-old Jurail Kijuan Camel in a stolen vehicle on Dallas Drive around 1:30 a.m.... more »
  • Man arrested for 4th DWI after arriving on scene of friend's 2nd DWI

    July 3, 2017 4:05 PM

    THIBODAUX - Deputies arrested a man Sunday after he showed up to the scene of his friend's DWI-related crash while intoxicated. According to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office, 55-year-old Larry Fontenot Jr. and 65-year-old John Roath were both arrested and charged with driving under the influence Sunday night. ... more »
  • Assumption Parish deputy dies in weekend crash in Thibodaux

    July 3, 2017 11:44 AM

    THIBODAUX – A 21-year-old Assumption Parish deputy died in a car crash on LA 304 in Thibodaux over the weekend. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash claimed the life of Seth Bourgeois. The crash occurred as Bourgeois was traveling east on LA 304, near... more »
  • Sobriety checkpoint in Livingston Parish Monday

    July 3, 2017 11:29 AM

    LIVINGSTON – The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, along with several other law enforcement agencies, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Livingston Parish on July 3. The checkpoint is a part of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. The checkpoints are an effort to protect citizens... more »
  • Police seeking vehicle in connection with death of Zachary man

    June 27, 2017 4:17 PM

    STAFFORD – Police are seeking a vehicle of interest in connection with the death of a Zachary man who was found dead in a Texas parking lot last week. On June 20, officers discovered the body of a man, later identified as 47-year-old Spencer Brown Jr. from Zachary,... more »
  • LSU fans flying high as Tigers advance to CWS finals Play Video

    June 24, 2017 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Walk-On’s on Nicholson was a packed house as fans filled the seats and bar area to watch the No. 4 LSU Tigers square off with the No. 1 Oregon State Beavers in the College World Series Semifinals. “Well, yesterday I didn't think we had a chance... more »
  • Louisiana man found guilty on 221 theft counts, taking $1.8M

    June 19, 2017 3:32 PM

    FRANKLIN - A Louisiana judge has convicted a 63-year-old man on 221 counts of theft, for his role in taking $1.8 million from an investment holdings company over 15 years. Judge Keith Comeaux also found Armond Duhon guilty Friday of two counts of money laundering and one of... more »
  • Flood surcharge on June water bills explained Play Video

    June 12, 2017 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Baton Rouge, Ascension and Livingston Parish residents open their water bills this month, some may notice an "August 2016 Flood Recovery Surcharge" added to their bill. It's not much - just a few cents - but it's enough for a few WBRZ viewers to question... more »
  • Metro Council to vote on East Baton Rouge Parish smoking ban Play Video

    June 11, 2017 11:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Citizens of East Baton Rouge Parish are facing the possibility of a new parish-wide smoking ban. Emma Stalling says she's already frustrated with current laws that force her to leave the local laundromat if she wants to smoke as she does her laundry. "They are... more »
  • Series of vehicle burglaries has Central neighborhood on alert Play Video

    June 4, 2017 11:14 PM

    CENTRAL - Police in Central are investigating a string of car break-ins, all happening in one neighborhood. Residents of the Morgan Springs subdivision have never seen problems like this. Now, they're on high alert, doing what they can to stop the thieves in their tracks. “I came outside... more »
  • Crews fill in more than 300 potholes in Baton Rouge

    May 25, 2017 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome dispatched several Department of Public Works street maintenance crews across the parish to fill potholes this month. The eight crews and 24 employees spent ten hours on a weekend filling potholes around the city and in all 12 Metro Council districts, with... more »
  • Sheriff's office: Missing woman's body found in shallow grave in St. Helena Parish

    May 14, 2017 8:25 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH - The St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office has identified a woman whose body was found in a wooded area Sunday. Deputies say the body of 35-year-old Rebecca Blades was found in a wooded area near Anderson Road. Blades was previously reported missing. According to the... more »
  • Shreveport holds meetings on future of Confederate memorial

    May 13, 2017 1:41 PM

    SHREVEPORT - People in Shreveport are meeting to discuss the future of a Confederate monument in front of the parish's courthouse. The Shreveport Times reports that a citizen advisory committee of the Caddo Parish Commission was created last year to develop recommendations on what to do with the monument. Possible... more »
  • Pineville man's body pulled from Indian Creek Reservoir

    April 11, 2017 8:44 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - The body of an 18-year-old Pineville resident has been pulled from the Indian Creek Reservoir in Rapides Parish. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents say emergency personnel recovered Orlando Banks' body around 5:30 p.m. Monday. Witnesses say Banks was one of four people in a vessel... more »
  • East Feliciana Parish employee who used 'n word' resigns Play Video

    March 14, 2017 7:25 PM

    EAST FELICIANA – An East Feliciana Parish employee who admitted to a police jury last week that she used the "n word" has resigned. The police jury in East Feliciana Parish met on Tuesday night to discuss the fate Barbara Vail, known as "Babs" in East Feliciana Parish. Vail... more »
  • Jefferson Parish animal shelter employee charged with stealing $97K

    March 14, 2017 4:57 PM

    MARRERO - A Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter employee has been accused of stealing almost $100,000 in cash from customers. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports 37 year-old Laquita Goudy was arrested on March 8 on a theft charge. Authorities say Goudy pocketed payments from customer's animal adoptions and rabies vaccinations while she worked... more »
  • Plans expand for LNG plant in Cameron

    March 12, 2017 12:02 PM

    CAMERON - A 500-acre expansion has been announced for a planned liquefied natural gas plant in Cameron Parish. The American Press reports that officials of G2 LNG say they plan the expansion because of growing interest among potential customers. The Baton Rouge-based company announced in October 2015 that it planned... more »
  • STPSO seeking suspect in Abita Springs robbery

    February 27, 2017 4:42 PM

    ABITA SPRINGS - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect in the Friday robbery of a Dollar General store. According to STPSO, the man walked around the store on LA Highway 59 for about 20 minutes before approaching the counter around 3:30 p.m. He then... more »
  • Institute outlines challenges still facing Orleans schools

    February 15, 2017 2:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A think tank studying New Orleans public schools says the city's school board faces challenges as it prepares to take back governance of close to 50 schools from the state. All of those schools are now operated by independent charter organizations. And Tulane University's Cowen Institute says... more »

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