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  • Light up Louisiana at the Old State Capitol Play Video

    July 24, 2014 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A celebration of the sights of Louisiana opens today. The Louisiana Photographic Society is opening the "Light up Louisiana" art exhibit to celebrate its 60th year. The exhibit features photos from local artists that demonstrate the life, culture, natural beauty and wildlife of the Bayou State.... more »
  • Study: Matching faces to IDs fails often Play Video

    March 12, 2014 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU researchers say people fail at matching faces to ID photographs 40 percent of the time. Dr. Megan Papesh, Assistant Professor of Psychology at LSU, said their studies show recent photos with similar lighting were the easiest to identify, with 80 percent of people getting the match... more »
  • Cop accused of killing puppy

    March 5, 2014 7:54 PM

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND- A Baltimore cop is charged with animal cruelty for killing his girlfriend's puppy and texting her a picture of the dog's body. Alec Eugene Taylor surrendered to authorities on Wednesday. Police say Taylor's girlfriend called them and accused him of killing their seven-month old dog, Rocko. She says... more »
  • Couple in mystery marriage proposal identified Play Video

    February 26, 2014 10:32 PM

    VACHERIE - The Internet helped reconnect a couple to their life changing moment: a proposal under the oaks of Oak Alley, one of the most iconic spots along the Mississippi River. A pair of tourists took a picture of the famous oak tree-lined walkway up to the house. What... more »
  • Parents worry app lets kids swap inappropriate pictures Play Video

    June 27, 2013 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a smartphone app giving kids the opportunity to share inappropriate photos and some parents are clueless. It's called Snapchat. It promotes itself as a fun-private way to exchange pictures. The photos swapped among friends only appear on the screen for a few seconds. An... more »
  • Couple sought after armed robbery at LSU

    May 21, 2013 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police released surveillance photos today of a couple sought in connection with an armed robbery at the LSU campus. Investigators said the couple were using a card reported stolen in an armed robbery on April 27. Police said three juveniles were arrested in connection with... more »
  • Instagram says users' photos won't appear in ads

    December 18, 2012 4:44 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Instagram says it will revise a planned update to its service agreement after confusion about its intent led to widespread user complaints. At issue is whether users' photos can be part of advertisements, on and off Instagram. The mobile photo-sharing company said in a blog post Tuesday... more »
  • NYC police make arrest in fatal subway push

    December 5, 2012 12:35 PM

    NEW YORK - New York City police have arrested a man in the death of a subway rider who was shoved onto the tracks. Police say Naeem Davis was arrested on a charge of murder Wednesday. The 30-year-old Davis had been taken into custody for questioning Tuesday. Police say security... more »
  • Photog: Too far to rescue man from subway tracks

    December 5, 2012 7:18 AM

    NEW YORK - The photographer who took the picture of a New York City man who'd been pushed into the path of a subway train says he was too far down the platform to have saved him. Freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi says he wasn't trying to take a... more »
  • Deputies investigating bank robbery in Baton Rouge

    November 29, 2012 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities released surveillance photos of a man who robbed an East Baton Rouge bank this afternoon. It happened at the Chase Bank located at 7171 Corporate Blvd before 3 p.m. A sheriff's office spokesperson said a white male came into the bank wearing a dark-colored... more »
  • WBRZ recognizes area's best holiday displays

    November 26, 2012 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ News 2 Louisiana will kick off the 2012 holiday season in the Baton Rouge area with its annual "Lights Before Christmas" Contest. "Lights Before Christmas" recognizes the area's most spirited and decorative homes of the season.Viewers can nominate homes beginning Monday, November 26th through Wednesday,... more »
  • Man sought in morning armed robbery

    November 19, 2012 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released photos of a man they said robbed a Baton Rouge store at gunpoint this morning and is still on the loose. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs with Baton Rouge Police said it happened at the Circle K located at 4356 Plank Road around 1 a.m. ... more »
  • Duke removes blackface photo of lacrosse player

    November 13, 2012 10:33 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke athletic department has removed a photo from its website showing a women's lacrosse player dressed in blackface at a team Halloween party. The team held the party and costume contest at head coach Kerstin Kimel's house. The junior class dressed as characters from "The Little... more »
  • Suspect in LSU harassment case turns self in

    August 23, 2012 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police arrested a student they said admitted to harassing and pushing a female student earlier this week. LSU spokesperson Ernie Ballard said Quinnon Brady, 20, turned himself in to police and said he was the one described in a media release sent out Wednesday. ... more »
  • Police release photos of Craigslist robber

    July 31, 2012 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released surveillance photos and asked the public for help finding an armed robber who used Craigslist to set up his crime. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said it happened on July 13 around 3 p.m. at 10389 Airline Highway. He said the victim contacted someone they thought... more »
  • Laptop snaps thief's photo, leading to his arrest

    June 5, 2012 12:34 PM

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Open an app. See a flash. Get arrested. Police in Michigan say a stolen laptop took a picture of the thief and sent it to a security website, leading to his arrest. The computer's owner, Logan Chadde, installed Orbicule security software before a weekend break-in at... more »
  • New bill could require ID for purchases

    April 3, 2012 9:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE-- A bill could require merchants to request a form of photo identification before a purchase when making a buy with a debit or credit card. The bill, sponsored by Representative Regina Barrow (D) is in the House Committee on Commerce Tuesday morning. News 2's Stephanie Ryan will... more »
  • Nude photos of Central teacher go viral after email hacking Play Video

    January 3, 2012 4:11 PM

    CENTRAL - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, the Central School Superintendent and the FBI are all aware of a hacking case, that allowed several nude photographs of a young teacher from Central to go viral on the internet. WBRZ is not identifying the teacher due to the... more »
  • Obama will not release photos of bin Laden

    May 4, 2011 12:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the White House will not release a photo of Osama bin Laden's body. Obama made the remarks during an interview Wednesday with CBS' "60 Minutes." The White House had been weighing the release of a photo, in part to offer proof that... more »
  • Shotgun-wielding robber sought by St. Helena deputies

    April 25, 2011 3:31 PM

    GREENSBURG - Authorities hope surveillance photos of a man taken before an armed robbery in St. Helena Parish will help them identify the robber. Deputies said the man used a shotgun to rob Bebo's convenience store north of Greensburg around 9:30 p.m. Friday. Surveillance cameras at the store... more »
  • Police search for armed robber

    December 31, 2010 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Detectives are asking the public to help catch a man that held up two people on the side of the road earlier this month in Baton Rouge. Sgt. Don Kelly said just before midnight on Dec. 11 the man pulled up to two victims walking near the... more »
  • Woman who says she was nurse in WWII photo dies

    June 23, 2010 12:07 PM

    Edith Shain, who said she was the nurse kissed by a sailor in Times Square in an iconic World War II photo, has died. Her son, Robert, says Shain was 91 when she died Sunday at her Los Angeles home. In August 1945, Life magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstadt... more »

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