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  • Abandoned trailer park turned into dumping ground Play Video

    May 8, 2018 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An abandoned trailer park has turned into a dumping ground for household items, car parts, among other things. The property makes up about seven acres of land at the southwest corner of Prescott Road and Victoria Drive near Airline Highway. Google Maps identifies it as Merrydale... more »
  • Keep carrying coins for downtown parking, no change planned yet Play Video

    March 20, 2018 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A plan to upgrade and manage the City-Parish downtown parking system remains under review. The parish has been working on this for years, even hiring a consultant for $100,000 to help switch from the ancient coin fueled meter technology to something more modern. The new system... more »
  • Popular Hammond park restocked with tons of fish Play Video

    November 29, 2017 2:35 PM

    HAMMOND- The City of Hammond recently announced that a popular area park has restocked their pond with 400 pounds of catfish. The City of Hammond's Facebook page posted a video Wednesday morning thanking the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for the 400 pounds of catfish recently added to... more »
  • Man demanding answers after windshield crushed by golf ball Play Video

    July 27, 2017 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Not every golfer hits their shot straight down the middle. After a golf ball broke one man's windshield, he called 2 On Your Side for help. Robert Perkins lives at Fairway View Apartments with his wife and son and parks his car out front of his... more »
  • 2 bodies found in Covington mobile home

    July 25, 2017 2:10 PM

    COVINGTON - Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people after their bodies were discovered in a trailer early Monday afternoon. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies reported to a home at the Oak Villa Mobile Home Park on Ronald Reagan Highway to check on tenants... more »
  • Denham Springs park to reopen after reports of skin infection

    July 12, 2017 6:01 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A Denham Springs park is set to reopen to the public after it was closed amid reports of children contracting a skin infection after visiting the location. The Kidz Korner Playland was closed after parents began reporting that children were becoming infected with Impetigo,... more »
  • Howell Park reopens after August flood Play Video

    June 3, 2017 11:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been 10 months since flood waters shut down BREC's Howell Park, and Saturday marked the first day of its comeback. For local dance instructors Richard Covington and Patricia Scott, it was a perfect opportunity to get some practice in. "We just love being outside,... more »
  • Students trapped on Six Flags roller coaster for hours amid thunderstorm

    May 20, 2017 10:03 PM

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Emergency personnel have rescued eight high school graduates from a new roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington after it stopped on an upper area of track. The park was open late for high school senior night when several students boarded the new roller... more »
  • Officials in Florida debate fate of Confederate statue

    May 15, 2017 4:59 PM

    ORLANDO - Commissioners in a major Florida city are discussing whether a statue recognizing Confederate veterans should be removed from a downtown park. Some protesters waved Confederate flags outside Orlando City Hall on Monday before commissioners discussed what to do with the 116-year-old statue nicknamed "Johnny Reb." Local media reported... more »
  • Body found believed teen hiker; step-grandmom still missing

    April 29, 2017 11:35 AM

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - The fate of a Utah woman who went missing two weeks ago while on a Grand Canyon hike with her step-grandson remains an unknown while their family awaits the positive identification of a body found in the park and believed to be the 14-year-old... more »
  • One person stabbed during attempted robbery

    April 17, 2017 11:36 PM

    ZACHARY- Sheriff's deputies are investigating after a person was stabbed at a mobile home park near Zachary, Monday night. The victim has been taken to the hospital, according to sources with in EMS. The extent of the victim's injuries is unknown. The stabbing happened inside the Sweetbriar Mobile... more »
  • Search continues for 2 missing at Grand Canyon

    April 17, 2017 9:11 PM

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - Family members say one of hikers swept away while crossing a remote creek in Grand Canyon National Park is the wife of the founder of the Merrell Boot Company. The uncle of the missing teen from Tennessee told The Associated Press that the boy,... more »
  • 6 Flags park to be built in new Saudi 'entertainment city'

    April 9, 2017 2:19 PM

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia has announced that a Six Flags theme park is expected to be built in a new entertainment city that will be the first of its kind in the kingdom. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says the project will also include a safari area.... more »
  • Kansas Legislature passes oversight after waterslide death

    April 7, 2017 12:42 PM

    TOPEKA - Kansas lawmakers have agreed to strengthen the state's lax oversight of amusement park rides after a legislator's son was killed on a waterslide last year. The state Senate approved the bill Friday on 35-2 vote. The plan now heads to the governor. Rep. Scott Schwab's son, Caleb, died... more »
  • One hospitalized after shooting near Longfellow Park

    March 20, 2017 7:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are responding to a shooting that occurred near a BREC park Monday afternoon. The shooting took place around 6:05 p.m. on Kelvin Street, near Longfellow Park. Sources say one person was shot multiple times. The victim was taken to the hospital in critical but... more »
  • Pesky hole, safety hazard fixed on Park Blvd Play Video

    March 14, 2017 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A hole in the street is repaired and residents living along Park Boulevard are excited to see change. For over a year, people living along Park Boulevard near Tulip Street have been avoiding part of the intersection. As of Tuesday morning, traffic can move smoothly again... more »
  • BREC referees claim they aren't being paid on time Play Video

    March 11, 2017 11:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Calling basketball games is a workout for the men in the black and white stripes. They run up and down the court, keeping up with 10-year-olds, watching every dribble, shot, and pass for several games in row. But the some basketball referees for BREC say... more »
  • Man arrested for drugs, firing gun in BREC Park

    February 28, 2017 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - EBRSO says a man was arrested after he fired several shots from a handgun in the Monte Sano BREC Park. Officers were investigating a reported burglary on 69th Avenue when they heard several shots fired at the nearby park. Officers found 23-year-old Dewayne Powell and his... more »
  • Louisiana state park entrance fees, cabin costs edging up

    February 26, 2017 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The cost to enjoy Louisiana's state parks is going up a bit. The Office of State Parks announced it is raising entrance fees and camping and cabin charges on March 1. Also, sales taxes now will be charged on the fees. Among the changes, the entrance charge... more »
  • Graffiti found at 4 popular monuments in Washington, DC

    February 21, 2017 9:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - The National Park Service says graffiti has been found at four memorials in Washington. U.S. Park Police officials said Tuesday that messages written in permanent marker were discovered over the holiday weekend on the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial and the D.C. War... more »
  • 6 teenagers fall through ice into Central Park pond, rescued

    February 20, 2017 9:17 PM

    NEW YORK - Six teenagers have fallen through ice into an off-limits pond in New York's Central Park but have been rescued. It happened Monday evening at the southern end of the park. Police say the 15- and 16-year-olds were on the ice when it gave way. A nearby sign... more »
  • Milwaukee to 'Pokemon' monsters: Get a permit to enter parks

    February 18, 2017 11:30 AM

    MILWAUKEE - "Pokemon Go" monsters will need a permit to get into Milwaukee County parks after the game's popularity last summer left officials wondering how to handle large crowds and the trash they left behind. Members of the County Board of Supervisors who supported a permitting process say they want... more »
  • Jury clears cops in 2014 park attack

    January 28, 2017 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A jury cleared three former Baton Rouge Police officers who were on trial for abuse of power. The trial related to the 2014 accusations by a woman who said an officer forced her to perform oral sex on him while two other officers acted as "look... more »
  • National park's climate tweets go viral

    January 24, 2017 9:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - Three climate-related tweets sent out by Badlands National Park have been deleted after they went viral on Twitter, sparking debate over whether the park was defying the Trump administration. The South Dakota park posted tweets Tuesday that accurately quoted climate science data, including the current record-setting high concentrations... more »
  • 8 people wounded in shooting at MLK park

    January 16, 2017 6:39 PM

    MIAMI - Miami-Dade police say eight people - five of them juveniles - have been wounded in a shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. Police Department spokesman Detective Daniel Ferrin says in a news release that two suspects are being questioned about the Monday afternoon shooting. He says... more »
  • Giant gator surprises visitors at Polk Nature Discovery Center

    January 16, 2017 12:48 PM

    POLK COUNTY - A video of an enormous alligator in Florida is garnering nationwide attention on social media. Visitors of the Polk Nature Discovery Center were captivated when the giant reptile walked right in front of them, and they just had to stop and film the animal. Kim... more »
  • One person hurt in shooting at BREC Park

    January 11, 2017 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting at a park on North 48th Street that left one person hurt Wednesday afternoon. The shooting happened around 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Details aboout the shooting are still limited at this time. Sources tell WBRZ's Brett Buffington the victim is... more »
  • Tickfaw State Park will reopen December 1

    November 14, 2016 10:16 AM

    SPRINGFIELD - The state expects to reopen flood-damaged Tickfaw State Park by December 1st. Starting in December, the park will be open for day use - meaning playground, rental pavilions, restrooms and the Nature Center will be available for visitors. Canoe rentals will also resume and some hiking trails... more »
  • Victim of Audubon park drowning was homeless, mentally ill

    October 18, 2016 10:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A coroner's report says a woman whose body was found in a lagoon at Audubon Park in New Orleans last week was homeless and mentally ill. The discovery of the 53-year-old woman's body had put people in the area of Audubon Park on edge, fearing she might... more »
  • Coroner: Woman found in park lagoon drowned

    October 12, 2016 10:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say they don't suspect foul play in the death of woman whose body was discovered in an Audubon Park lagoon in New Orleans. New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said in a statement on Tuesday that they have no evidence so far to suggest foul play... more »
  • Woman's body found in park lagoon in New Orleans

    October 10, 2016 11:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – The body of an unidentified woman has been found in a lagoon at Audubon Park in New Orleans. The New Orleans Police Department discovered the body on Monday morning around 9:30 a.m. and are on the scene. A WWL crew , a sister station of... more »
  • Pikachu statue erected in New Orleans park

    August 1, 2016 12:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A Pikachu statue mysteriously appeared in a fountain in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans. The statue comes in the midst of the Pokemon Go game craze in the past few weeks. The statue was erected sometime Sunday morning and was made to look like... more »
  • One injured, 4 detained in Baker RV park shooting

    July 9, 2016 5:18 PM

    BAKER - Police say one person was injured in a shooting at an RV park in Baker Saturday afternoon. The shooting happened at the Azalea Gardens Mobile Home RV Park around 3 p.m. Saturday. According to Baker Police Chief Carl Dunn, one person was shot in the leg. That... more »
  • Donaldsonville to spend $1M renovating 200-year-old park

    July 5, 2016 9:30 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A $1 million renovation of a 200-year-old park in the heart of Donaldsonville will make it the future home of regional festivals - like the Rural Roots of Jazz Fest. The renovation of Crescent Park - created in 1806, the same year the city was founded by an... more »
  • 4 juveniles caught brawling in BREC Park

    May 5, 2016 12:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Witnesses told News 2 four juveniles were taken into custody Wednesday evening after police caught them brawling at BREC Park. They claim the four were fighting in the park on Evangeline Street but took off running when they heard police sirens. Cops caught up with... more »
  • Rescuer: Girls stuck in park were 'scared and wet, a little cold' Play Video

    December 23, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two teenage girls rescued from the banks of the Amite River Tuesday night are recovering, sources said. The girls, who have not been identified, were taken to an area hospital after they were found on a river bank. They went missing after a hiking trip. The... more »
  • Volunteers remove BREC park graffiti

    December 22, 2015 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BREC officials said despite heavy rain, volunteers came out to their Extreme Sports Park to remove graffiti painted on the skate park over the weekend. BREC said skaters who frequently used the park were the ones who cleaned it up. "They are true ambassadors of... more »
  • BREC skate park closed due to graffiti

    December 21, 2015 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BREC said Monday they are closing the skating portion of their extreme sports park on Perkins Road until graffiti left over the weekend is cleaned up. According to the park's Facebook page someone sprayed the word "chap" at the park over the weekend. BREC said they've... more »
  • Plans for proposed Denham Springs park take step forward

    December 14, 2015 11:43 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Plans for a nature park on the banks of the Amite River have taken another step forward. An engineering firm presented a preliminary map to the Denham Springs City Council last week. The design identifies 13 areas where campsites can be located and about 75 lots suitable... more »
  • Three accused of stealing dirt bikes at gunpoint

    December 11, 2015 1:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused three teens of stealing dirt bikes at gunpoint from people riding them at a BREC park this past summer. Baton Rouge Police arrested Kendale Cryer and Decory Andrews this week on charges stemming from the June 11 theft. Police previously arrested Timotheus Bowie on... more »
  • Passholders face higher prices or limits at Disneyland

    October 5, 2015 11:45 AM

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Disney is raising prices for annual pass holders to its Disneyland and California Adventure parks. An anytime pass, which used to cost $779, now costs $1,049. That pass comes with free parking and unlimited downloads of park photos. Disney spokeswoman Suzi Brown told the Los... more »
  • Master plan calls for BREC to close Howell Park Golf Course

    September 22, 2015 8:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A conceptual plan for Howell Park show a community area without a golf course but with other outdoor activity sites such as obstacle courses, an update pool area and a new baseball diamond and track. The plan was revealed at a community meeting Tuesday evening. In... more »
  • Tight protocol set for Pope's US visit

    September 19, 2015 1:42 PM

    NEW YORK - Getting tickets was the easy part. Being among the 80,000 New Yorkers who won a lottery for a spot on Pope Francis' motorcade route through Central Park means they will have to endure long lines, tight security and hours of waiting before the pontiff even gets there.... more »
  • Man with shotgun robs teens in Uptown New Orleans park

    September 16, 2015 4:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Three male teenagers - a pair of 18-year-olds and a 19-year-old - were robbed at gunpoint at a park just around the corner from the 2nd District New Orleans Police Station Tuesday night. WWL-TV reports that at around 9:22 p.m., the teens were in the park... more »
  • Dog found 42 days after going missing in Yellowstone

    September 5, 2015 1:47 PM

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. - Yellowstone National Park is known for its wildlife, including bears and wolves. But for six weeks, one animal that roamed the park didn't belong. An Australian shepherd named Jade was found in the Canyon area by her owner Friday, 42 days after she went missing.... more »
  • Denham Springs seeks grants for proposed nature park

    July 15, 2015 9:47 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The Denham Springs City Council has voted to seek $100,000 in federal grant money to help pay for a long-desired nature park on the Amite River. The grant request has been sent to the Federal Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana and would be used to build... more »
  • Man arrested in deadly shooting at BREC park

    July 14, 2015 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused a man of shooting and killing someone he got into a fight with Monday night in in Baton Rouge. BRPD charged 22-year-old Trestan Coats with manslaughter and illegal use of a weapon after the shooting around 7:50 p.m. Monday. Investigators said Coats and... more »
  • Neighborhood fighting back to save pool

    June 27, 2015 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the pool at Gus Young Park set for demolition in August, some supporters are pushing back and looking for a way to keep the pool open. The pool has been closed the past few summers as the price to maintain the 50-year-old pool became too... more »
  • Man sought in thefts from RV park

    April 30, 2015 1:17 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Detectives asked for the public's help Thursday identifying a man seen using credit cards which were stolen from an RV park in the town of Livingston. Sheriff's office spokesperson Lori Steele said overnight April 12 and into the 13th someone broke into a number of campers and... more »
  • Loose moose stabbed to death

    April 29, 2015 8:46 PM

    ANCHORAGE, ALASKA- Moose are a common sight in Anchorage but not three men jumping on one and using a large knife to stab it to death. Thet rio are now charged with animal cruelty, wanton waste of big game and tampering with evidence. A bike rider called police saying... more »
  • Friday afternoon storms wreak havoc in Bayou Pigeon

    April 24, 2015 7:38 PM

    BAYOU PIGEON - Strong storms damaged a trailer park in Iberville Parish Friday evening, according to authorities. Sheriff Brett Stassi said several trailers at the park in Bayou Pigeon were damaged, and one unoccupied trailer was blown over. Three of the trailers had roof damage. "It was like... more »
  • Man wanted involved in fatal shooting of teen turns himself in

    April 12, 2015 2:03 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A man sought for the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy during a gathering at Shreveport park is in custody. The U.S. Marshals Service says in a new release that Antonious Cawthorne of Shreveport surrendered Saturday at the Caddo Correctional Center. A second-degree murder warrant had been issued... more »
  • Bust of Edward Snowden sneaked into, removed from NYC park

    April 6, 2015 6:39 PM

    NEW YORK - Suddenly, in the middle of the New York night, Edward Snowden's face appeared - deep in a public park. A 4-foot-high, 100-pound sculpted bust of the whistleblower now exiled in Russia was sneaked into Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park on Monday before dawn. Animal New York,... more »
  • NY village wants to give its Lucille Ball statue a makeover

    April 6, 2015 10:34 AM

    CELORON, NY - They may have loved "I Love Lucy" but many in Lucille Ball's western New York hometown have no affection for her life-size statue in a local park. Since the bronze sculpture was unveiled in 2009 in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in the village of Celoron, the statue... more »
  • Man wanted for shooting death of 13-year-old

    April 5, 2015 5:32 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police are looking for a 19-year-old man accused of firing into a crowd and killing a 13-year-old boy during a gathering at a park. Keandre Broadway was shot in the torso Saturday and died at University Health Medical Center Police said Sunday they have a warrant for... more »
  • Celebrate 'Art in the Park' this weekend in Baton Rouge Play Video

    March 20, 2015 7:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can check out some of the top visual and performing arts in the area this week at Art in the Park. The event is hosted by the Baton Rouge Gallery at BREC's City-Brooks Park and will have something for the entire family. There will be... more »
  • Police say girl taken from park and assaulted

    December 22, 2014 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police asked for the public's help Monday identifying a car involved in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a young girl in Baton Rouge. A BRPD spokesperson said on Dec. 13 a 7-year-old girl was playing at Gus Young Park when a man lured her over... more »
  • BREC needs your help to improve capitol area parks Play Video

    September 24, 2014 7:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baon Rouge, or BREC, unveiled its new 10 year plan, "Imagine your Parks 2" Wednesday at Independence Park Theater. The plan piggybacks off the original "Imagine your Parks" that was created in 2004. Taxpayers gave BREC... more »
  • Latest Astrodome proposal: massive indoor park

    August 26, 2014 5:17 PM

    HOUSTON - The newest proposal for repurposing the Houston Astrodome and saving it from demolition envisions turning the now-empty stadium into the world's largest indoor park. The pitch comes from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, the county's top elected official. He revealed his idea at a news conference Tuesday on... more »
  • Kenilworth park to get shaded playground Play Video

    August 20, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The BREC park at Kenilworth is getting some extra shade for the playground. The Lauren Savoy Olinde Foundation is funding a "The Sun Shades" project to provide shade covers at different parks throughout the city. They're partnering with BREC to complete the project. Leaders of... more »

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