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  • Train clips car in Port Allen Thursday night

    October 1, 2015 10:22 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A driver and her young passengers were in a car hit by a train here Thursday night. The crash happened at the crossing on Avenue A. Witnesses said the train clipped the rear of the vehicle. Multiple law enforcement agencies and first responders were... more »
  • Oldies but Goodies Festival 2015 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 2, 2015 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Oldies but Goodies Festival is coming back to Port Allen. The event will have rockin' music, tricked out cars and of course some of the best barbeque in Louisiana. Cooks from all over the south will be at the festival competing for top barbeque honors. Teams will... more »
  • Lane closures on I-10 East before Port Allen

    August 22, 2015 2:48 PM

    *****UPDATE***** All lanes are now open on I-10 East before Port Allen. Traffic has extended past LA-415. ************** PORT ALLEN, La. - The left lane of I-10 before Port Allen is opened after closure. The right lane remains closed after a vehicle fire. Traffic... more »
  • Port Allen voter fraud investigation to end due to lack of evidence

    August 13, 2015 4:10 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Following final testimony held on Thursday, the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says it has decided to abandon the investigation into reports of voter fraud that happened during Port Allen's 2014 mayoral race. A release from the Sheriff's Office says obvious "irregularities" were turned up... more »
  • Impairment suspected in fatal crash

    August 12, 2015 10:30 AM

    PORT ALLEN- Louisiana State Police say impairment might have played a factor in an interstate wreck that killed a woman in Port Allen. Troopers say 38-year-old Tasha Nelson was killed in the single-vehicle crash shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday night. The crash happened on LA 415 south of US... more »
  • Port Allen trucking company fined for safety hazards

    August 7, 2015 12:40 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Federal safety officials fined a Port Allen trucking company $156,000 for more than 30 safety violations, including refusing to install proper guardrails on their tanker trucks. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the fine against Transporter Maintenance and Inspection LLC on Aug. 6. They said... more »
  • I-10 gridlock continues after morning wrecks

    August 4, 2015 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An overturned 18-wheeler has caused heavy delays on I-10 West as the wreck closed an exit ramp and caused traffic to stack up beyond the I-10/12 split. The late morning wreck involving the big rig happened at the LA-1 Port Allen exit ramp on I-10 West.... more »
  • Regulators seek reimbursement of waste tire payments

    July 16, 2015 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana regulators are suing a Port Allen waste tire recycling company for allegedly delivering and getting paid for 46 million pounds of recycled tires beyond what had been pre-approved by the state. The Department of Environmental Quality filed the lawsuit Tuesday in state court in Baton Rouge. The... more »
  • WBRZ's Stuff the Bus Supply Drive check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 15, 2015 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- WBRZ is stuffing the bus! Today we're collecting school supplies for our annual Stuff the Bus campaign. This year we are helping students in both East and West Baton Rouge Parish. We have two locations collecting school supplies: 1. Walmart on College Drive in Baton Rouge (3132... more »
  • State fire marshal investigating deadly travel trailer fire

    July 14, 2015 7:58 AM

    PORT ALLEN- The state Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of a fatal fire in Port Allen. Investigators say the body of a man was found in a burning travel trailer early Tuesday morning. The victim's name has not been released. We will continue to keep you updated... more »
  • Kenner woman killed in head on crash on I-10 crash in Port Allen

    July 3, 2015 3:01 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A Kenner woman was killed Friday morning in a two vehicle crash on I-10 East at LA 415 near the Lobdell exit. State Police reported the woman killed in the wreck was 66-year-old Yvonne Gooch. The accident happened shortly after 8 a.m. Troopers say their... more »
  • Port Allen man accused in second murder-for-hire plot

    June 23, 2015 7:38 AM

    PORT ALLEN- A Port Allen man jailed on charges he hired a hit man to kill a Pointe Coupee couple is now accused of making a second attempt, this time from behind bars. Col. Richie Johnson, with the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, says Tommy Joe Gioele allegedly asked... more »
  • Port Allen Boil Water Advisory is over

    June 21, 2015 12:59 PM

    Residents of Port Allen no longer have to boil their water before usage. Adrian Genre, Chief Administrative Officer of Port Allen, announced Sunday morning that the further tests confirmed that the city's water supply contains no harmful contamination. The Office of Public Health has confirmed the results. ... more »
  • Port Allen budget calls for pay raises, body cameras

    June 3, 2015 9:36 AM

    PORT ALLEN- Port Allen leaders are considering an $8.4 million proposed budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The budget includes funds for the purchase of body cameras for Port Allen police and a 4 percent across-the-board pay raise for full-time employees. The budget proposal, which is approximately $1 million less... more »
  • Caffeine bandit sweeps store shelves

    May 28, 2015 4:04 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Investigators asked for the public's help identifying a man who brazenly walked out of a Port Allen store with a box full of stolen coffee and energy drinks. Police said the caffeine fiend went into the Family Dollar on Alexander Avenue just after 9 p.m. May... more »
  • Kenny Neal and the Southern Soul Blues Festival check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 28, 2015 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Southern Soul Blues Festival is right around the corner. This morning Kenny Neal stopped by 2une In to give News 2's John Pastorek a sample of what you can expect to hear and see at the event. Neal is one of the most famous blues musicians... more »
  • Roadway opens on LA-1 in Port Allen after chemical spill

    May 23, 2015 12:10 PM

    PORT ALLEN - According to State Police, all lanes are open on LA-1 between I-10 and Court Street after a chemical spill closed the south and northbound lanes for much of the morning in Port Allen Saturday morning. Troopers say a hazmat crew arrived on the scene after a... more »
  • Deedy Slaughter-era political haggle over settlement Play Video

    May 13, 2015 10:45 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Despite a court settlement only needing ceremonious approval at the city's council meeting Wednesday night, there was some Deedy Slaughter-era stress as leaders voted on the offer. The city's chief financial officer, Audrey McCain was offered a $112,500 settlement in connection with a wrongful termination lawsuit... more »
  • Thermaldyne to build waste remediation plant near Port Allen

    May 6, 2015 3:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Thermaldyne will invest $19 million to develop an industrial waste remediation plant near Port Allen that will create 45 jobs with an average annual salary of $70,000. The plant will be Thermaldyne's first indirect thermal desorption facility and will be in the recently established, 200-acre USA Rail and... more »
  • Six-figure settlement ends dispute between Slaughter, McCain Play Video

    May 4, 2015 6:54 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A two-year legal dispute between former Port Allen mayor Deedy Slaughter and her chief financial officer ended with Audrey McCain agreeing to a six-figure settlement. Attorneys for the city and McCain came to terms over a $112,000 settlement to end her lawsuit against Slaughter, who McCain... more »
  • 'Best-dressed bandit' booked in WBR

    May 1, 2015 1:00 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff's deputies booked a man accused of robbing a gas station and kidnapping the station manager into the West Baton Rouge Parish jail Friday, the day after he was arrested in nearby Baton Rouge. Deputies charged 53-year-old Michael West with armed robbery and second-degree kidnapping in... more »
  • 'Best dressed bandit' strikes again in Baton Rouge

    April 29, 2015 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking to identify a man believed to be behind a pair of armed convenience store robberies in the past two days. His latest strike happened early this morning when a man entered the Cracker Barrel at 4245 Nicholson Drive with a handgun and demanded... more »
  • New: 911 tapes released in deadly kidnapping crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 26, 2015 10:37 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office told WBRZ's Chief Investigator, Chris Nakamoto , that Albert Harris III kidnapped his girlfriend from a home they apparently shared on Maryland Drive in Baton Rouge. Harris was killed in a crash Thursday morning; the woman who was being held,... more »
  • Cool Schools: Port Allen High learns about oil and gas production check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 17, 2015 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Dr. Rhonda Matthews has been a chemist for more than ten years, and is currently in her second year of teaching at Port Allen High School. One of her favorite classes to teach is Oil and Gas Production . The smaller-sized class teaches students about how refineries... more »
  • U High boys hoops books ticket to Marsh Madness, Walker girls lose in 5A title game

    March 7, 2015 11:44 PM

    PORT ALLEN - John Jones missed a 3-pointer that could have won the game in regulation, but hit a big 3 in overtime as the University Lab School beat Port Allen 76-73 in overtime to reach the boys Class 3A semifinal. The two teams swapped the lead throughout the... more »
  • WBR hosts Common Core testing opt-out meetings today

    March 5, 2015 7:59 AM

    PORT ALLEN - School leaders and parents will be meeting in West Baton Rouge Parish today to discuss the controversial testing associated with Common Core education standards. Superintendent Wesley Watts set-up a pair of meetings for parents who plan to opt their kids out of PARCC testing. There is... more »
  • Once again, Port Allen council discusses Deedy Slaughter issues check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 4, 2015 11:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Almost a year since voters elected a new mayor and moved on from its former, controversial leader, city leaders once again passionately discussed their angst with Deedy Slaughter 's business practices. Slaughter was recalled in late 2013 by voters following a series of WBRZ Investigative Unit... more »
  • Accident causes traffic on bridge in Port Allen

    February 28, 2015 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is backed up in Port Allen right before the bridge due to a accident with a tractor trailer. All lanes are now open after an accident blocked the center lane on I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge. It happened around 1:15 p.m. on Saturday.... more »
  • Flipped 18-wheeler closes WBR highway

    February 16, 2015 3:10 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Witnesses said an 18-wheeler flipped in Port Allen Monday afternoon, blocking traffic north of the city for more than an hour Monday afternoon. The Department of Transportation and Development said LA 415, also called North Lobdell Highway, was closed at Plantation Avenue in both directions at... more »
  • Deputies: woman, suspect in chase knew each other

    February 12, 2015 10:49 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Investigators said a man who took them on a high speed chase and was charged with simple rape and false imprisonment had a past with the woman at the center of the ordeal. Thursday, the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Courtney Lacey and the... more »
  • Witnesses describe motel of horror; man arrested after police chase Play Video

    February 11, 2015 2:04 PM

    PORT ALLEN-Investigators said a report of a kidnapping and rape led to a nearly 40-mile chase from West Baton Rouge Parish across the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge and almost into Lafayette Wednesday. Col. Richie Johnson with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said Courtney Lacey is being charged with simple... more »
  • Lanes reopen on bridge

    February 7, 2015 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open on I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge after a wreck blocked the center lane. Traffic is backed up to La-415 at the Lobdell exit after crews spent over an hour to clean up the crash scene. The accident happened around... more »
  • Voter fraud hearing postponed after seizure

    February 4, 2015 4:25 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The man investigators wanted to question today about allegations of voter fraud suffered an apparent seizure before his court hearing and was taken to a hospital. This is the second time the hearing has been postponed. Larry Profit was supposed to take the stand today so... more »
  • Land grab at the center of controversy in Port Allen check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 2, 2015 5:19 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A property war is unfolding in West Baton Rouge Parish. It centers around some land that hasn't had an owner since the early 1900's. Recently, a resident claimed to own it. The area in question is batture land. It's a 14-acre site on the inside of... more »
  • Port Allen couple arrested on child abuse charges

    January 23, 2015 3:04 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A mother and her boyfriend are behind bars Friday after their arrest yesterday in Port Allen based on accusations that they beat their 6-year-old boy on six different occasions. The child's mother, 29-year-old Nina Harper, and her live-in boyfriend, 28-year-old Matthew Barrow, were taken into custody... more »
  • Bonfest returns to Port Allen this afternoon check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 23, 2014 7:02 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A Christmas tradition returns today at Bonfest in Port Allen. Councilman Gary Hubble and Director of Community Development Rose Roche joined us on 2une In to preview the event. The food, fun and fireworks begins at 2 p.m. today on Court St. in Downtown Port Allen,... more »
  • Port Allen man accused of soliciting murder

    December 16, 2014 11:16 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Louisiana State Police Detectives along with several other law enforcement agencies said they arrested a Port Allen man on Tuesday morning accused of asking a man to kill two people for him in Pointe Coupee Parish. The arrest of 37-year-old Tommy Joe Gioele came after a... more »
  • All lanes open on Miss. River Bridge after crash

    December 1, 2014 11:55 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The left lane of I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge was briefly blocked late Monday morning after a crash and traffic backed up to LA-415 as a result. The crash happened shortly before noon on I-10. Traffic continued to pass through the center and right... more »
  • Port Allen PD attempts to ID baby formula shoplifter

    November 25, 2014 1:02 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Police are looking to identify a woman accused of stealing around $1,125 worth of groceries from a Port Allen supermarket earlier this month. Chief Brown of the Port Allen Police Department said the theft happened on Nov. 5 at a grocery store located in the 500... more »
  • Port Allen's old city hall set for demolition

    November 13, 2014 10:28 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The Port Allen City Council has amended its 2014-15 budget, allocating $200,000 in additional sales tax revenue toward a batch of projects that include the demolition of the old City Hall building. The city is set to pay a contractor $40,000 to bulldoze the building, which has... more »
  • Another arrest made in Port Allen murder case

    November 5, 2014 11:08 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Police arrested a second man Wednesday connected to a shooting last week where a man died. Ronald Nolan faces accessory charges. Javonte Morgan, 19, was arrested earlier and charged with murder, attempted murder and robbery. The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 300 block... more »
  • Demolition crews start work at historic Cohn High check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 4, 2014 5:55 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The battle over the demolition of an historic high school in West Baton Rouge Parish came to a dramatic conclusion Tuesday morning with several passionate defenders of the aging institution making a final effort at staving off the bulldozers. Project Manager Chris White said the West... more »
  • Veterans on Parade in West Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 3, 2014 8:58 AM

    PORT ALLEN - They're saluting real Louisiana heroes this weekend in Port Allen. It's the 10th annual Veterans on Parade. Port Allen Mayor Richard Lee and Garry Hubble joined us on 2une In this morning with your invitation. When the parade first started, Port Allen was one of the... more »
  • Drug deal leads to deadly shooting in Port Allen check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 28, 2014 9:35 AM

    PORT ALLEN- One person is dead and another injured after police say a drug dealer got greedy. Port Allen Police Chief Esdron Brown said the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Tracy Porter St. He says two men attempting to buy drugs were robbed at... more »
  • Port Allen reclaims Sugar Cane Classic with 25-22 win over Brusly

    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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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. check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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