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  • Port Allen reclaims Sugar Cane Classic with 25-22 win over Brusly Play Video

    October 10, 2014 11:50 PM

    BRUSLY - The Port Allen Pelicans survived a tight rivalry game with Brusly, taking down the Panthers 25-22 in another great edition of the Sugar Cane Classic. The Pels fired first right out of the gate with a 60 yard touchdown run by James Jones on the first play... more »
  • Police: 2 dead in WBR crash

    September 20, 2014 10:23 AM

    PORT ALLEN - State police say two people were killed after rear ending another vehicle in an early morning crash in Port Allen. It happened on US Hwy 190 west of Bueche Road in Port Allen. Police say the crash closed 190 for about 3 hours Saturday morning. ... more »
  • Livonia and Port Allen get ready for family affair Play Video

    September 18, 2014 11:08 PM

    When Livonia (1-0) and Port Allen (2-0) face off on Friday, it will be for more than just who can continue to stay undefeated. It's also for bragging rights, as the two schools consider each other rivals. Also, both teams are very close to each other, including some players... more »
  • Port Allen man dies in accident with garbage truck

    September 7, 2014 3:28 PM

    PORT ALLEN, La. - State police say a Port Allen man died in a weekend traffic accident involving his car and a garbage truck. The accident happened Saturday morning on Louisiana Highway 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish. A state police news release says 59-year-old Frederick Brown Jr. was driving... more »
  • Police: New Orleans man killed in West Baton Rouge crash

    August 31, 2014 6:34 PM

    PORT ALLEN - State police say a man who wasn't wearing a seat belt was killed when the vehicle he was in rolled across traffic on I-10 eastbound. It happened near LA Hwy 415. Officials say Reese Randolph, 22, was killed. Police say Randolph was a passanger in... more »
  • High school football jamborees kick off in Baton Rouge area

    August 28, 2014 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High School football began tonight in the Baton Rouge area as Dutchtown and Port Allen both hosted jamborees. The Griffins played host to the Walker Wildcats, where Kajuan Coleman and Averee York both scored touchdowns to lead Dutchtown to a 33-0 victory. In Port Allen,... more »
  • Mother arrested in shooting had prior charges Play Video

    August 22, 2014 5:48 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Port Allen police may be a little closer to finding out what happened at a shooting at a local basketball court. Edith Tillman, 43, and her son, Terrence Tillman, 17, were arrested in connection to the shooting. Edith Tillman has had at least two other... more »
  • Mother, son arrested in Port Allen shooting

    August 21, 2014 4:17 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Investigators arrested a woman and her son Thursday in connection with a recent shooting in Port Allen. Police charged Terrance Tillman, 22, and Edith Tillman, 43, in connection with the shooting on Aug. 14 at the basketball courts on 14th and Maryland. Investigators said Edith... 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 »
  • Police: Second shooting in Port Allen this week

    August 16, 2014 6:09 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Port Allen police are investigating the second shooting this week in the city. Details are limited, but witnesses tell News 2 the shooting started on 14th street and ended up on Franklin Street near Rosedale Road. Neighbors say one person was shot in the leg.... more »
  • Hail of gunfire flies through park, one hit

    August 14, 2014 7:59 PM

    PORT ALLEN- As many as nineteen shots were fired near a park Thursday, hitting at least one person. The shooting happened at a basketball court in a park at the corner of Maryland and 14th Street. Following the shooting, there was a verbal altercation between authorities and a... more »
  • Port Allen adopts new rules for police hires Play Video

    August 14, 2014 7:14 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The Port Allen City Council has unanimously adopted an ordinance that will force recently hired police officers to reimburse the city for the money spent to train and outfit them if they leave the city's Police Department within two years. The new measure, approved Wednesday night, is... more »
  • Former Port Allen star finds new home at Texas Southern Play Video

    August 9, 2014 4:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Port Allen High School star Darian Claiborne is on his way to Texas Southern. Port Allen head coach Guy Blanchard confirmed the move to Sports 2 Saturday afternoon. Claiborne has been told he will be able to play starting this season for the Tigers.... more »
  • Avoyelles escapees captured in Port Allen Play Video

    July 29, 2014 5:58 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Two women out of Avoyelles Parish are now behind bars in West Baton Rouge. 28-year-old Lindsey Howell and 39-year-old Christie Theriot were on the run after escaping from Avoyelles Simmesport Women's Corrections Center. The women were taken into custody at a motel in Port Allen. ... more »
  • Port Allen school to be demolished, remembered Play Video

    July 28, 2014 6:02 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The old building that once housed Cohn High School students will soon vanish, once the West Baton Rouge School Board lands a crew to demolish the crumbling facility. The buildings are filled with asbestos, mold and termites and must come down, but some alumni aren't ready... more »
  • Couyon's Cajun BBQ: Bread Pudding and Whiskey Sauce Play Video

    July 16, 2014 7:12 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Our July Chefs of the Month are Paul and Michael Mladenka from Couyon's Cajun BBQ in Port Allen. The brothers stepped away from the grill this morning on 2une In to show you a delicious dessert: Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce. 2une In next Wednesday for another... more »
  • Inspector crashes city truck with suspended license Play Video

    July 10, 2014 5:27 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The city inspector in Port Allen was involved in a wreck this week in his city vehicle, and cited by police for driving on a suspended driver's license. The crash happened Tuesday at the corner of 7th Street and Louisiana Avenue. When investigators showed up they... more »
  • Council wants to close revolving door at police dept. Play Video

    July 9, 2014 9:33 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The Port Allen City Council proposed an ordinance Wednesday night to crack down on police department patrol officers who quit the force shortly after being hired. "The revolving door kind of employment thing we've been having with the police department is a concern," said Councilman Hugh... more »
  • CouYon's Cajun BBQ: Meatloaf Play Video

    July 9, 2014 7:34 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Our July Chef of the Month is CouYon's Cajun BBQ in Port Allen. After teaching you how to make the perfect brisket last week, the brothers Mladenka were back in the 2une In kitchen this morning to show you their spin on meatloaf. Ingredients: 5... more »
  • Music, fun and fireworks in WBR for Fourth of July

    July 4, 2014 11:27 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Preparations are under way for what should be a busy Fourth of July Friday night with live music, food and fireworks in West Baton Rouge. The West Baton Rouge director of Parks and Recreation said they expect a crowd of about 10,000 to turn out for... more »
  • CouYon's Cajun BBQ: Making the perfect brisket Play Video

    July 2, 2014 7:42 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Summer is here and it's time to fire up the BBQ. From ribs, brisket and pulled pork to stuffed bake potatoes that are out of this world, we've got the award-winning recipes of CouYon's Cajun BBQ in Port Allen. Paul and Michael Mladenka are our July Chefs... more »
  • Most claims against Slaughter dismissed

    July 1, 2014 10:14 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A judge dismissed most of the claims against former Port Allen mayor Deedy Slaughter Tuesday morning, encouraging her and Port Allen Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain to instead just work out their differences. Slaughter fired McCain last year after the WBRZ Investigative Unit obtained documents surrounding... more »
  • Slaughter vs. McCain trial now underway Play Video

    June 30, 2014 5:29 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A big trial is now underway in West Baton Rouge Parish involving the recalled Mayor of Port Allen and Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain. Deedy Slaughter fired Audrey McCain last year after the WBRZ Investigative Unit obtained documents surrounding a trip Slaughter took to Washington D.C. without... more »
  • More than 1,000 without power in WBR

    June 13, 2014 10:49 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Power outages popped up across the area during heavy storms that moved through south Louisiana Friday. Utility companies said they had just returned power to more than 1,000 people in Port Allen when lightning caused more than thousand more to lose power in Addis. Entergy... more »
  • Body of missing canoer found in river south of downtown

    June 11, 2014 8:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The body of a missing canoer was found just shy of 14 miles from where he was believed to have set out for a paddle across the river last week. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies said Wednesday evening, the body was identified as Kevin "Rooster" Guy.... more »
  • Coast Guard suspends search for MS River canoer

    June 10, 2014 11:32 PM

    PORT ALLEN- The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing canoer, who was possibly last seen canoeing across the Mississippi River. Kevin "rooster" Guy was last seen Friday night. He told friends as he left a concert in Baton Rouge, he was riding his bike to the river... more »
  • Search of river fails to find missing Port Allen canoer

    June 9, 2014 7:46 PM

    PORT ALLEN- The Coast Guard spent Monday searching the Mississippi River for a missing canoer. A helicopter flew above 180 miles of the river and a crew in a boat searched 22 miles on the water looking for "Rooster" Guy. Guy was last seen by a member of a... more »
  • Rain sends number of mosquitoes soaring Play Video

    June 5, 2014 4:16 PM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge Mosquito Control plans to ramp up spraying after millions of mosquitoes spawned with last week's rain. Just Wednesday night, George Bragg with mosquito control collected more than 500 mosquitoes in one trap in Port Allen. "It's a pretty good amount for just... more »
  • Former Port Allen star Claiborne accused of armed robbery, dismissed from Texas A&M

    June 3, 2014 11:09 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Linebacker Darian Claiborne and defensive lineman Isaiah Golden have been dismissed from the Texas A&M football team. The dismissal comes after both players were arrested on drug charges in the last few months. Coach Kevin Sumlin says: "These two individuals have failed to meet the... more »
  • Memorial Day services held across the area

    May 26, 2014 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Memorial Day services scheduled across the area will pay tribute to Louisiana's veterans and their families today. Services began at 10 a.m. at the West Baton Rouge courthouse in Port Allen. Parish leaders and dignitaries read the name of soldiers who died in service to their... more »
  • New Port Allen mayor getting things moving

    May 14, 2014 11:46 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Change was the topic of conversation Wednesday night as Richard Lee III sat in the mayor's chair, leading his first council meeting since becoming mayor. Since taking office after winning an election in April, defeating former mayor Deedy Slaughter, Lee has talked with council members about everyone... more »
  • Man watched assailant shoot, kill neighbor Play Video

    May 12, 2014 5:29 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A woman died as she was being rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound Monday. She had been shot at a trailer park in West Baton Rouge. Hours after she died, deputies were still searching for the killer. Investigators said a man shot the... more »
  • LA 1 back open after truck flips

    May 12, 2014 11:36 AM

    PORT ALLEN- Two lanes of LA 1 South in Port Allen that were blocked due to an overturned truck, have now been reopened. The right and center lanes were blocked on LA 1 South at Avenue G after the truck's load shifted, causing it to roll over. The... more »
  • WBR traffic delays emergency services Play Video

    May 2, 2014 6:29 PM

    BRUSLY- Acadian Ambulance Services face daily rush hour traffic delays in West Baton Rouge. "If you can't get over that Intracoastal bridge before the big pileup then you will just sit there for quite some time, because there's no where for anyone to go to yield to an emergency vehicle... more »
  • New era begins with Port Allen Mayor Richard Lee Play Video

    April 17, 2014 9:09 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Richard Lee was sworn in as the new mayor of Port Allen Tuesday. He joined us on 2une In Thursday to talk about his vision for the future of the city. Lee's swearing in signals the end of nearly a year of constant fighting and scandal... more »
  • Lee takes reigns of Port Allen

    April 15, 2014 11:52 PM

    PORT ALLEN- The city's newest mayor was sworn in Tuesday evening. Richard Lee was elected in a special election earlier this month to fill Deedy Slaughter's term after she was recalled at the end of 2013. Slaughter ran for the seat and lost to Lee. Lee took the... more »
  • Port Allen: This is our fresh start

    April 9, 2014 10:23 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Fences are on the mend here, just days after voters elected a new mayor and ended a more than year-long ordeal that centered around the actions of the town's former mayor. The city council and Richard Lee, the newly-elected mayor, are meeting and talking about how to... more »
  • Slaughter on loss: time to make lemonade

    April 5, 2014 8:42 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Former mayor Deedy Slaughter said her loss Saturday night is part of life, and she will move on after defeat. "I am not disappointed at all," Slaughter told WBRZ News 2. "When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. So, we are going to continue to press... more »
  • Already, 36% of voters cast a ballot in Port Allen

    April 5, 2014 5:20 PM

    PORT ALLEN- More than a third of registered voters have cast a ballot early, and voting precincts were busy with voters casting ballots in the race for mayor. Former mayor Deedy Slaughter is fighting to get her job back, after she was recalled in November by 57 percent of... more »
  • Port Allen Mayoral candidates gear up for contentious race Play Video

    April 3, 2014 4:42 PM

    PORT ALLEN - In two days, registered voters in Port Allen will head to the polls for a historic special election to elect a new mayor. Parish election officials spent Thursday sealing voting machines for the election. Four candidates are vying for the top spot: Kirby Anderson, Larry... more »
  • New allegations of Port Allen voter fraud Play Video

    March 31, 2014 5:28 PM

    PORT ALLEN, La. - The investigation into possible voter fraud is expanding in Port Allen as more mail-in ballots are being scrutinized by the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. Early voting is closed and the numbers show a high turn out for the mayoral election, with 1,410 votes... more »
  • Multiple agencies investigating Port Allen voter fraud

    March 28, 2014 10:36 PM

    PORT ALLEN - An investigation involving voter fraud in Port Allen has roped in the District Attorney's Office, the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and the Secretary of State's Office. The Sheriff's Office told News Two, hundreds of people faxed a request to vote for Port Allen mayor... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Sheriff investigating possible voter fraud in Port Allen

    March 28, 2014 4:44 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Less than a week before voters head to the polls to elect a Mayor in Port Allen, the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and the Secretary of State's Office have launched an investigation into possible voter fraud, WBRZ News 2 Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto has learned. ... more »
  • Mayoral candidate faces animal cruelty charges Play Video

    March 14, 2014 5:52 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Mayoral candidate Larry Bell is out of jail after he was arrested for one count of animal cruelty recently. Four of Larry Bell's horses were taken by West Baton Rouge Animal Control almost two weeks ago. Richard Summers with WBAC says this is an ongoing problem... more »
  • Port Allen mayoral candidate released from jail

    March 14, 2014 2:54 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A candidate in the upcoming race for mayor of Port Allen, is out of jail this afternoon. Larry Bell was arrested on an outstanding warrant, after being accused of mistreating animals. Bell is among five candidates for mayor including Deedy Slaughter, who is fighting to get... more »
  • Port Allen mayoral candidate arrested

    March 13, 2014 9:57 PM

    PORT ALLEN- One of five people vying to be the city's next mayor was booked into jail on an outstanding warrant. Larry Bell was arrested on a cruelty to animals charge by Port Allen Police. Details about the alleged crime were not released. The mayoral election is set... more »
  • Sheriff: 4 arrested after break-in, one at funeral Play Video

    March 13, 2014 11:16 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff's deputies said they arrested four people who broke into a Port Allen home Thursday morning, including one who fled and tried to blend into the crowd at a funeral. Deputies arrested 18-year-old Dymarco Hills, 23-year-old Quindell Webb, 31-year-old Curtis Fisher, and 25-year-old Darius Barnes on... more »
  • Port Allen fixes previous mayor, council issues

    March 12, 2014 10:32 PM

    PORT ALLEN- City leaders made changes to how city government operates in the wake of a debacle involving former mayor Deedy Slaughter. Wednesday night, the city council approved a clarification about who is a city department head. While she was mayor, Slaughter often debated with some members of the... more »
  • Woman burned before being rescued from inferno

    February 26, 2014 9:21 PM

    ERWINVILLE- Firefighters spent the night extinguishing hot spots after a mobile home erupted into flames in West Baton Rouge Parish Wednesday evening. Multiple fire departments were called to the scene on Tuscaloosa Avenue, off Bueche Road near Highway 190. People said the home burst into flames. Inside, were oxygen... more »
  • Raw sewage takes over a yard in Port Allen Play Video

    February 26, 2014 5:56 PM

    PORT ALLEN - When the rain came down on 12th Street in Port Allen, raw sewage came up. Carolyn Simmons said this is the third time in the past year she's found raw sewage at her house. "It was bubbling up from the toilet and the bathtub but... more »
  • City leaders: Human waste spewing from business Play Video

    February 25, 2014 9:17 PM

    PORT ALLEN - City leaders and a fast food company are at odds over human waste and chicken fat that is believed to be spewing out of a drain on the restaurant's property. But, the Church's Chicken on N. Alexander in Port Allen said it is working to correct... more »
  • "Giant amount of grease" clogging city pipes Play Video

    February 21, 2014 9:18 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Next week, the city will spend money to rent equipment to clear clogged sewage lines. "There is a giant amount of grease on 8th Street all the way down to Maryland Street," Port Allen Mayor Lynn Robertson said. Businesses not cleaning their grease traps are... more »
  • Audit shows Slaughter financial issues linger Play Video

    February 17, 2014 4:09 PM

    PORT ALLEN - An audit conducted on Port Allen's finances raised red flags surrounding issues that were taking place under recalled mayor Deedy Slaughter's watch. The audit was released two days after she qualified to run for mayor for a second time. Voters recalled her in November by a... more »
  • Slaughter refuses to talk about campaign, calls police Play Video

    February 14, 2014 10:29 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Former mayor Deedy Slaughter filed campaign paperwork to run for mayor again, but refused to talk about her decision to WBRZ News 2 Friday, instead she called police when representatives of the station knocked on the door of her house. Port Allen voters recalled Slaughter in... more »
  • Recalled mayor wants her job back

    February 14, 2014 2:38 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Deedy Slaughter, the former controversial mayor of this West Baton Rouge town and the subject of a successful recall by city voters, has decided to run again for mayor. According to the Secretary of State's online database, Slaughter filed documents Friday- Valentine's Day. It appears she'll campaign... more »
  • More transparency for Port Allen

    February 12, 2014 10:11 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Council members in Port Allen voted on a new law Wednesday that will bring more transparency to city government. The new ordinance requires two signatures on every check. Before, the city only required one signature and it was from the mayor. People say adding another name... more »
  • Dunham, U High Get Key Hoops District Wins

    February 11, 2014 10:30 PM

    PORT ALLEN, BATON ROUGE - With boys basketball nearing the district tournament season, a pair of local teams picked up key district wins on Tuesday night. At Port Allen, visiting U High knocked off the home team 86-83, keeping the Cubs in the district race. Meanwhile, Dunham completed... more »
  • Port Allen looking to pass new laws Play Video

    February 5, 2014 5:21 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Port Allen council members plan to discuss two new ordinances that would add transparency with the future mayor of the city. This comes after former mayor Dee Dee Slaughter was recalled in November. Council members say they want clearer laws when it comes to city... more »
  • Former cop wants to clean up Port Allen

    February 3, 2014 10:57 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A former Baton Rouge Police officer wants to turn things around on the other side of the river. Richard Lee said he will run to be mayor of Port Allen. Lee is a third generation resident of the city that has seen its share of controversy recently... more »
  • Port Allen budget finally approved Play Video

    January 8, 2014 10:32 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A unanimous vote adopted a 2013-2014 city operating budget Wednesday night in Port Allen, nearly six months after it was supposed to go into effect. "It's a good feeling, everybody worked together to get this done," said appointed Mayor Lynn Robertson. "Of course, it's something that... more »
  • Burning sugarcane problematic for homeowners Play Video

    December 31, 2013 4:11 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Some residents in West Baton Rouge Parish are frustrated over problems they've encountered recently with burning sugarcane. Neighbors in the Roseland Trace Subdivision off Rosedale Road said it's the worst mess they've ever experienced. "When this time comes, it gets annoying," Carey Denstel said. Sugarcane... more »
  • Woman: I was the victim of 'knockout game' Play Video

    December 30, 2013 8:33 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Police are investigating a Sunday morning attack in what appears to a part of the 'knockout game' of assault, beatings where attackers walk up to strangers and cold-cock them. A woman told officers in Port Allen that she was walking to get the morning paper at... more »
  • On common ground, leaders finally figure out budget

    December 23, 2013 9:32 PM

    PORT ALLEN- City leaders agreed on a spending plan to fund city services Monday, some six months after a budget should have been approved. The interim mayor, who is at the helm of city hall until special elections in April and May since Deedy Slaughter was recalled, and the... more »
  • Port Allen's last shot to pass budget in 2013

    December 23, 2013 7:49 AM

    PORT ALLEN - City Leaders in Port Allen will have one more shot to pass a budget before the calendar flips to 2014. The City Council called a special meeting for Monday, to get a deal done. The budget is six months overdue, and the city is still operating... more »
  • Former Port Allen star Claiborne arrested on drug charges

    December 22, 2013 8:17 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Tx - Texas A&M suspended standout freshman linebacker Darian Claiborne after he was arrested on two drug possession charges. Claiborne was arrested Sunday on charges of possession of a dangerous drug and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, according to the Brazos County Jail website. He... more »
  • Port Allen's interim mayor ready to pass budget Play Video

    December 17, 2013 9:46 PM

    PORT ALLEN - An empty seat in Port Allen has been filled, for now. Gov. Bobby Jindal chose a former mayor of Port Allen to fill the vacated seat when Deedy Slaughter was recalled last month. Marilynn "Lynn" Bergeron Robertson of Port Allen served as mayor from 1993 to... more »
  • Woman arrested in connection with 12-year-old's rape

    December 11, 2013 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman wanted in connection with a rape case involving a 12-year-old girl has been caught. Deputies said Jessica Carr was arrested off Plank Road Wednesday. "She was taken into custody without incident and booked," East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said.... more »

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