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  • Missing Donaldsonville man found safe

    August 3, 2017 4:44 PM

    UPDATE: APSO deputies say Eric Hathorn has been found safe and unharmed. DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish deputies are searching for a man, last seen nearly two weeks ago. Deputies say 39-year-old Eric Hathorn was last seen at a relative's residence in Donaldsonville about two weeks ago. A family... more »
  • Report: Brain disease seen in most football players

    July 25, 2017 5:38 PM

    CHICAGO - Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the NFL down to high school. It's the biggest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The disease has been linked with repeated head blows and... more »
  • Quickly reporting cancer complications may boost survival

    June 4, 2017 1:20 PM

    CHICAGO - A study finds that having cancer patients use home computers to report problems like nausea and fatigue surprisingly improved survival, by almost half a year. That's longer than many new cancer drugs do. The online tool was intended as a way for people to regularly report symptoms rather... more »
  • BRPD encourages residents to use app to report suspicious activity

    May 4, 2017 1:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department is encouraging residents to use the "See Something Send Something" app to report information about criminal activity. The app can be accessed on mobile devices and can connect residents to criminal intelligence centers nationwide. The app can be used to submit... more »
  • New report gives US airlines better grades across the board

    April 10, 2017 7:53 AM

    DALLAS - The airlines are getting better at sticking to their schedules and are losing fewer bags. Their customers seem to be complaining less often. Those are the findings of an annual report on airline quality being released Monday by researchers at Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The... more »
  • Report reveals new info into Louisiana's crumbling water system Play Video

    March 27, 2017 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An audit released Monday morning revealed more details about Louisiana's crumbling water infrastructure. The report was triggered by a recent report card by the American Society of Civil Engineers, that rated the state's drinking water infrastructure as a 'D+,' meaning that the infrastructure is poor and... more »
  • Trump embraces jobs numbers he once scorned

    March 10, 2017 3:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is embracing numbers he once maligned as "phony" as he tries to take credit for the latest jobs report. The new administration on Friday praised new Labor Department statistics that show U.S. employers added 235,000 jobs in February. The unemployment also rate dipped to a... more »
  • District Attorney releases 2016 domestic violence report

    February 23, 2017 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - District Attorney Hillar Moore's office released its 2016 Domestic Violence Report Thursday morning. The District Attorney’s overall caseload involving domestic violence decreased in 2016 compared to previous years, the report says. This decline could possibly be attributed to community efforts like BRAVE and FYSC and the... more »
  • Police respond to shooting near Garden District

    February 21, 2017 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police responded to a shooting off Government Street near the Garden District Tuesday. Shots were fired shortly before 4 p.m. at the intersection of South 16th and Oleander. One victim has been taken to a hospital in stable condition. Check back with WBRZ for updates.... more »
  • Study: Baton Rouge drivers spent 36 hours in traffic in 2016

    February 20, 2017 7:46 AM

    DETROIT - When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world. Transportation analytics firm Inrix says drivers in the car-crazy California metropolis spent 104 hours last year in congestion. That beat second-place Moscow at 91 hours and third-place New... more »
  • Official says Obama has intel report on hacking

    January 5, 2017 10:11 AM

    WASHINGTON- U.S. intelligence officials have delivered the classified report on Russian and other foreign meddling in American elections to the White House. A U.S. official said Thursday that President Barack Obama has received the report. President-elect Donald Trump is to be briefed on the report on Friday. The official was... more »
  • Report: Louisiana has large wealth gap between rich, poor

    December 15, 2016 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has one of the highest income inequality rates in the country. That's the finding of a left-leaning organization that advocates for low- to moderate-income families, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The center's report released Thursday says the top 5 percent of Louisiana households have... more »
  • Woman who lied about being attacked on ULL campus to face charges

    November 11, 2016 11:38 AM

    LAFAYETTE – A women faces charges after police say that she lied about being assaulted and robbed of her wallet and hijab by two men, one of whom was wearing a white "Trump" hat near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus. The Lafayette Police Department confirmed on Friday the... more »
  • Transportation report reveals congestion costing drivers money

    October 19, 2016 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – CRISIS, the Baton Rouge coalition for transportation improvements, released a report on the city's transportation infrastructure that reveals traffic is costing drivers on average more than $1,000 on gas due to congestion and an additional $700 in car repairs and maintenance due to poor roads. The report... more »
  • State revenue collections show improvements

    October 11, 2016 12:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – September 2016 Net Receipts Report shows that total state revenues for 2016-2017 was $2.175 billion, a 25 percent increase compared to that time last year, according to the Louisiana Department of Treasury. Sales tax collections increased to 35 percent compared to last year, along with individual... more »
  • CityStats 2016 report analyzes EBR economics, other factors

    August 4, 2016 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Area Foundation has released its CityStats 2016 report complete with indicators for tracking quality of life in the Capital Area. CityStats tracks the quality of life in East Baton Rouge Parish with more than 70 indicators. Its total 2016 sample included more than... more »
  • Report: Shooting deaths of law enforcement spike in 2016

    July 27, 2016 4:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new report says shooting deaths of law enforcement officers have spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year. The data released Wednesday by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund also details an increase in ambush-style assaults like the ones that... more »
  • Report concludes BREC Zoo not at fault in death of giraffes Play Video

    May 26, 2016 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Inspectors from the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums have concluded that BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo was not at fault in the death of a pair of elderly giraffes earlier this year. The full results of the site inspection report, requested by the Zoo, were released... more »
  • New TOPS data shows who received tuition aid over 10 years

    October 29, 2015 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The latest data has been released about students who receive state-financed tuition from the TOPS program. The study, presented Wednesday to the Board of Regents, shows students who start college with the free tuition aid graduate at higher rates than students without TOPS. Awards from the program, which... more »
  • EPA releases report on Baton Rouge Bike Share program

    October 13, 2015 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has submitted a report to the city outlining the next steps involved in the creation of a Bike Share program for Baton Rouge. The EPA report includes resources and information on other successful Bike Share programs throughout the nation, and it... more »
  • BRAC: Baton Rouge economy & jobs booming Play Video

    September 2, 2015 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Area Chamber reports that the Baton Rouge region is experiencing an economic boom with more jobs than ever. The report states that the Baton Rouge region has created 6,600 new jobs in the past year totaling a record of more than 400,000 jobs in... more »
  • DHH reports four new West Nile cases this week

    July 31, 2015 2:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals reported four new cases of West Nile virus in the state this week. DHH says one of the new cases was of the neuroinvasive disease variety and occurred in the department's region that covers Central Louisiana. The other three cases... more »
  • Report: New Orleans parking officers parked themselves in coffee shops

    July 22, 2015 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' inspector general has issued a report critical of the city's parking enforcement division. Wednesday's report says the head of the division took nine months to hand over documents needed for an investigation. It said some parking officers made themselves appear productive by ticketing vehicles of... more »
  • Report: Speed caused 27 percent of La. traffic death in 2013

    July 22, 2015 7:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A new report finds speeding was a factor in at least 27 percent of Louisiana traffic fatalities in 2013. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study says the state had 703 traffic fatalities two years ago and 193 stemmed in part from speeding. More than 9,600 people nationally... more »
  • DCFS report on malnourished case plays blame game Play Video

    July 15, 2015 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Blame is shared among multiple levels of bureaucracy and private parties in a report released Wednesday related to an internal investigation about how the Department of Children and Family Services handled a case involving a malnourished, 15-year-old special needs child. Rose Holland was booked on child... more »
  • Federal study of dolphin deaths after BP spill due

    May 20, 2015 4:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The results of a federal study into possible links between BP's catastrophic 2010 oil spill and a spate of dolphin deaths since the spill is set to be released Wednesday. The study is part of a wide-ranging assessment of ecological damage caused by the spill. Federal scientists have... more »
  • Report says Baton Rouge in top 10 'Least Hardworking' cities Play Video

    April 3, 2015 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to a recently published Forbes article, Baton Rouge ranks as one of the top ten least hardworking cities. The capital city falls at number four on the list. Coming in at number 3 is Columbia, South Carolina, number 2 is Buffalo, New York, and... more »
  • Judge receives Benson psychiatric report, sets hearing

    April 2, 2015 4:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A confidential report on the mental health of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has been submitted to a civil judge. Orleans Parish Civil District Court spokesman Walt Pierce says Judge Kern Reese has set a June 1 hearing to discuss the implications of the... more »
  • Ferguson chief resigns in wake of scathing federal report

    March 11, 2015 3:36 PM

    FERGUSON - The police chief in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson has resigned in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report prompted by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer. A city official with knowledge of the situation said Thomas Jackson submitted... more »
  • Ferguson leaders, DOJ officials to meet again

    March 6, 2015 11:32 AM

    ST. LOUIS - Ferguson city leaders will meet with Justice Department officials in about two weeks and provide a plan for ways to improve the police department following a scathing report released this week. Mayor James Knowles III told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that the goal is... more »
  • Official: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

    March 3, 2015 3:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court. The official says the investigation found that officers disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and too... more »
  • Report: State budget's biggest problem isn't oil

    February 25, 2015 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new report released by the Louisiana Legislative Fiscal Office cast doubt Wednesday on the Jindal administration's claims that a massive budget gap is largely due to falling oil prices. The Fiscal Office's report says the upcoming year's budget deficit was pegged at $1.2 billion before... more »
  • Safety board: Systemic flaws in gas pipelines oversight

    January 27, 2015 2:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - Accident investigators say there are systemic weaknesses in the way natural gas providers protect against the rupture of major, high-pressure pipelines in populated areas. They are pointing to three powerful accidents in California, Florida and West Virginia in recent years. A report by the National Transportation Safety Board... more »
  • Army: Fort Hood lacked system to ID threat of 2014 rampage

    January 23, 2015 11:37 AM

    FORT WORTH, TX - A U.S. Army report says Fort Hood did not have a system in place that could have anticipated a deadly rampage last April that left four soldiers dead and 16 wounded. The report released Friday says there were no clear warnings that Spc. Ivan Lopez would... more »
  • Senate, CIA agree torture program was mismanaged

    December 24, 2014 2:18 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate report on the CIA's interrogation program and the spy agency's official response clash on almost every aspect of the long-secret operation. But both reports largely agree on one major failure: the CIA's mismanagement of the operation. The 525-page summary from the Senate Intelligence Committee paints... more »
  • Report: Torture leaves long-term psychological scars

    December 23, 2014 2:16 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Neuroscientists say the harsh techniques the CIA used to interrogate terrorism suspects can leave long-term psychological scars. The Senate torture report released earlier this month describes how interrogators sought to make detainees passive and powerless. They used techniques from sleep deprivation to stress positions to waterboarding to... more »
  • CIA chief challenges Senate torture report

    December 12, 2014 2:33 AM

    WASHINGTON - CIA Director John Brennan is acknowledging that agency officers did "abhorrent" things to captive terror suspects, and he says he can't prove the harsh treatment made the prisoners cooperate. But he defends the overall post-9/11 interrogation program for stopping attacks and saving lives. That is the carefully balanced... more »
  • Outdoors Report: Go-Pro Christmas Gifts Play Video

    December 11, 2014 11:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE -BATON ROUGE - We are just 12 days from Christmas, and News Two's John Jackson has some gift ideas for your favorite outdoorsman or woman. Every hunter or fisherman wants to relive their great moments in the outdoors. They'll be able to brag a lot easier in... more »
  • CIA chief uses 9/11 horrors to defend torture

    December 11, 2014 1:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - CIA Director John Brennan is defending his agency from accusations in a Senate report that it used inhumane interrogation techniques against terrorist suspect with no security benefits to the nation. Breanna opened a rare news conference Thursday by recounting the horrors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, his agency's... more »
  • CIA battles Senate Democrats over torture report

    December 11, 2014 2:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - The CIA and several of its past leaders are stepping up a campaign to discredit a Senate investigation into the CIA's harrowing interrogation practices after 9/11, concerned that history may define them as torturers instead of patriots and expose them to legal prosecution worldwide. The Senate Intelligence Committee's... more »
  • Report questions role of wealth in Newtown shooter's care

    November 22, 2014 10:47 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - A review of the educational and mental health background of the man who carried out the 2012 Newtown massacre asks whether the race and affluence of his family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems. A report released Friday by the Connecticut Office... more »
  • Report faults Red Cross response to Isaac, Sandy

    October 29, 2014 12:09 PM

    NEW YORK - A report from the investigative journalism nonprofit ProPublica and NPR says the American Red Cross mishandled its responses to Hurricane Isaac and Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The story was published Wednesday on the second anniversary of Sandy. It says the Red Cross was often more focused on... more »
  • Report: Federal budget deficit falls to $486B

    October 8, 2014 10:21 AM

    WASHINGTON - A new report says the federal government's budget deficit has fallen to $486 billion, the smallest pool of red ink of President Barack Obama's six-year span in office. The Congressional Budget Office estimate shows better results than earlier projections by both CBO and the White House budget Office.... more »
  • Officials think West Nile is killing birds Play Video

    September 22, 2014 3:37 AM

    THIBODAUX - Officials in Lafourche Parish are asking residents to report dead birds. The request is tied to concerns about West Nile virus, which can be carried by birds. Authorities say residents should exercise caution around dead birds and report them to the parish mosquito control department at 985-580-1629... more »
  • Auditor questions data in Medicaid program review

    August 18, 2014 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Legislative Auditor's office is raising questions about the usefulness of an annual report evaluating private managed-care networks handling health services for Louisiana Medicaid patients. In a review released Monday, the auditor's office says the report that the Department of Health and Hospitals provided to lawmakers in... more »
  • Report: Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwords

    August 5, 2014 5:51 PM

    NEW YORK - A published report says Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites. The New York Times says the thievery was uncovered by Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that has a history of sifting out online security... more »

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