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  • Port Allen eyes westward expansion through annexations

    June 28, 2016 9:18 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Port Allen is making inroads to gobble up undeveloped land and a residential community totaling some 230 acres in an annexation effort to expand the city's western boundaries. Mayor Richard Lee told members of the City Council Monday he met with the Lafayette-based attorney he had... more »
  • Donors raise $952,522 in St. Jude Dream Home giveaway

    June 12, 2016 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Donors raised nearly $1 million dollars for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Sunday night for the Dream Home giveaway. Some donors even walked away with fabulous prizes. According to initial reports, tickets for Sunday night's St. Jude Dream Home giveaway sold out in a record... more »
  • Missing children out of West Baton Rouge Parish found, safe

    June 9, 2016 5:02 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The search for two missing children out of West Baton Rouge Parish has been canceled on early Thursday morning. State police issued a Level II Endangered/Missing Child alert for two children and their mom out of Port Allen around 1:30 a.m. Jocelynn Mullen, 16 months... more »
  • Shoppers evacuated after reported bomb threat at Port Allen Walmart

    June 5, 2016 4:51 PM

    PORT ALLEN – Workers and shoppers were briefly evacuated from the Port Allen Walmart Sunday afternoon. Witnesses at the scene say the evacuation happened after a bomb threat was made. Port Allen Police responded to the scene and blocked the entrance to the building. Workers at a nearby... more »
  • Final suspect arrested in Port Allen home invasion

    May 23, 2016 3:51 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The final suspect wanted in connection with a Port Allen home invasion that happened last Wednesday has been arrested, according to authorities. Sheriff’s deputies in West Baton Rouge Parish say 17-year-old Darius Bell was arrested early Monday afternoon before he was booked on a felony charge... more »
  • One arrested, one dead after Port Allen home invasion

    May 20, 2016 1:39 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Authorities say a second man wanted in connection to a Wednesday Port Allen home invasion was arrested Thursday afternoon. Deputies say 23-year-old Daquan Washington was arrested Thursday afternoon. He faces Principle to Armed Robbery and Principle to Home Invasion charges. According to investigators, 32-year-old Kelly... more »
  • Stalled vehicle causes I-10 East delays on bridge

    April 22, 2016 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Friday evening commute into Baton Rouge from Port Allen is off with a bang as a stalled vehicle has closed multiple lanes of I-10 East. As of 3:15 p.m., the left and center lanes remained blocked on I-10 eastbound on the Mississippi River Bridge due... more »
  • Travel time sign up, now being tested on La. 1

    April 20, 2016 7:29 PM

    PORT ALLEN - State traffic managers are testing a new, partly digital road sign that will provide drivers with commute times. The sign has been installed on northbound La. 1 but is not provided real-time information. A DOTD spokesperson said there is no date on when the sign will... more »
  • Troopers seize more than 450 lbs. of pot in traffic stop

    April 19, 2016 12:24 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Louisiana State Police arrested a Shreveport man and made a massive drug bust on I-10 in West Baton Rouge Parish Saturday morning. Carl Fuller gave troopers permission to search his vehicle after they stopped him on I-10 East near LA-415 in Port Allen. Investigators say they... more »
  • State to list travel times on some congested roads Play Video

    March 28, 2016 7:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new digital traffic sign will be in place sometime in the next month on the west side of the river, DOTD said. The sign on La. 1 will list travel times for drivers. State traffic monitors will use data to determine how long it will... more »
  • Renewal of tax for health center on West Baton Rouge ballot

    March 28, 2016 9:20 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Local voters are deciding whether to renew a property tax for the West Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit in Port Allen. The tax has been in place since 1956. Parish finance director Phillip Bourgoyne says it will generate nearly $634,000 a year from 2017 to 2026.... more »
  • EMS: one ejected after crash near La. 415

    March 13, 2016 3:24 PM

    PORT ALLEN – Emergency responders say at least seven people were hurt and one person was ejected after a crash on I-10 near Port Allen. According to a spokesperson for Acadian Ambulance, one person was ejected from their vehicle just west of La. 415 on the eastbound lane of... more »
  • New concussion protocol for West Baton Rouge athletes being discussed Play Video

    February 16, 2016 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Questions about playing the rest of the game after a concussion could be a thing of the past for West Baton Rouge student-athletes. The school board and administrators from Port Allen and Brusly High have been discussing a new, baseline testing system for the students. ... more »
  • Port Allen Police post names of people with arrest warrants to Facebook

    February 5, 2016 5:26 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The Port Allen Police Department is taking on a new strategy to clear outstanding charges. They're posting the names of people with outstanding warrants to the department's Facebook page , and its actually working well. The campaign started in October with 150 warrants. Within the... more »
  • Fleeing driver escapes after overnight police chase

    February 3, 2016 11:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A driver managed to run and hide from State Police after a pursuit over the Mississippi River Wednesday night. The unidentified driver got away after abandoning the vehicle on Airline Highway near Plank Road. State Police said Thursday, the driver was not apprehended. The pursuit... more »
  • Former Port Allen track star chases dream of playing pro football Play Video

    January 30, 2016 12:49 AM

    PORT ALLEN - If you're going to chase your dreams, it helps to be fast: Johnathan Johnson has always been fast. The 2009 100-meter champion from Port Allen is now running after a dream of playing pro football as he prepares for a tryout with the Saskatchewan Roughriders nearly... more »
  • Port Allen city employee fired after investigation finds she misappropriated funds

    January 29, 2016 2:59 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A Port Allen utility employee was fired Friday following an internal investigation that found she had misappropriated $220 worth of funds. The employee was fired at noon, and the investigation has now been turned over to the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office for detectives to pursue.... more »
  • Port Allen city employee under investigation for possibly misappropriating funds Play Video

    January 22, 2016 10:57 AM

    PORT ALLEN - An employee at City Hall is under investigation this morning over allegations she misappropriated funds. The employee has not been with the city for very long. "Right now we are determining the facts of the allegations," Mayor Richard Lee said. "We are trying to determine... more »
  • West Baton Rouge's 'Reflections of the Season' display cancelled for season

    December 22, 2015 6:41 PM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge’s "Reflections of the Season" Christmas light display has been cancelled for the season due to expected continuing bouts of inclement weather throughout the parish. The Port Allen-based walk or drive-through holiday event was cancelled Monday night due to rain, and event organizers used... more »
  • Monday night lights display in WBR cancelled due to rain

    December 21, 2015 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A popular Christmas lights display in West Baton Rouge has announced the display will be closed Monday night due to inclement weather. Organizers of Port Allen-based Reflections of the Season made the call early Monday afternoon as rain continued to roll through West Baton Rouge. The... more »
  • Educators surprised with national award, $25,000 prize

    October 28, 2015 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three Louisiana educators have received a national award as well as checks for $25,000 for their work in their respective school districts. The Milken Family Foundation acknowledged the work of Port Allen Middle School teacher Jessica Major and Plaquemine High School Principal Chandler Smith during award... more »
  • Passenger hit, dies after getting out of car to check tow straps

    October 26, 2015 9:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man from Port Allen died Monday morning when he got out of the car he was riding in to check on the straps used to tow a car behind him. State Police said Delvonte Wiley, 22, and Timothy Bird, 53, were towing an SUV with a... more »
  • All lanes reopen after crash on LA-1 S

    October 15, 2015 7:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on LA-1 South on the Intercoastal Canal Bridge in Port Allen following an earlier accident. Traffic from the crash has backed up Essen Road on both I-10 and I-12 Westbound in Baton Rouge. Drivers are advised to use US-190 West as an... more »
  • International company leaving Port Allen for Livingston Parish Play Video

    October 13, 2015 5:21 PM

    WALKER - An international company known for supplying McDonald's restaurants is making a $20 million investment in the city of Walker. Martin-Brower will make the move from its current Port Allen location to Walker within the next year. The company broke ground on its new site inside the Livingston Parish... more »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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