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  • Galvez Middle School opens temporary campus Monday Play Video

    March 12, 2017 11:09 PM

    ASCENSION - Students of Galvez Middle School are ready to return to class Monday morning. The students and staff have been displaced since the floods last August, and the temporary campus is finally ready for 500 students to fill its halls. "The Galvez Pirates are coming home. All... more »
  • DA Moore issues letter to president, AG supporting US Attorney Walt Green

    March 12, 2017 1:48 PM

    BATON ROGUE - East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore issued a letter early Sunday afternoon stating his support for US Attorney Walt Green of the Middle District of Louisiana. Green is one of 46 US attorneys that were appointed by President Barack Obama. Now, Attorney General Jeff... more »
  • BREC referees claim they aren't being paid on time Play Video

    March 11, 2017 11:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Calling basketball games is a workout for the men in the black and white stripes. They run up and down the court, keeping up with 10-year-olds, watching every dribble, shot, and pass for several games in row. But the some basketball referees for BREC say... more »
  • AT&T customers in BR experience service issues Saturday morning

    March 11, 2017 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - AT&T wireless service has been restored in the Baton Rouge area after customers experienced service issues Saturday morning. According to an AT&T spokesperson, the interruption in service was caused by a hardware issue. Service was restored early Saturday afternoon for customers affected. Customers took to... more »
  • Krewe of Mid-City makes Mardi Gras debut Play Video

    February 28, 2017 11:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mid City residents are celebrating Mardi Gras in their own special way. A small parade krewe made up of Mid-City residents rolled through the Capital Heights Community Tuesday. William Doran, one of the parade organizers, said the community realized there was nothing to do in... more »
  • Caskets remain unearthed at cemetery months after flooding Play Video

    February 27, 2017 9:10 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Two caskets have been sitting above the ground for more than five months at the Rayborn Family Cemetery. The Caskets were forced out of the ground in August, when floods swept through the area. More than five months later, the caskets are still out of the ground,... more »
  • Man arrested for pointing gun at victim during argument

    February 26, 2017 1:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man was arrested after he allegedly threatened someone with a gun during an argument. According to arrest records, deputies were called to the 10000 block of Clearview Ave on Feb. 25 in reference to a disturbance. The victim said that he and... more »
  • EBRSO seeking home burglary suspect

    February 25, 2017 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is looking for a man that forced his way into a Baton Rouge home Monday. According to the Sheriff's Office, on Feb. 20, deputies were called to the 8100 block of Oak Apple Ave. for a burglary in progress. ... more »
  • Domestic homicide suspect arrested, family still in grief Play Video

    February 21, 2017 11:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Keisha Davis is still grieving from the loss of her sister Asha. Asha Davis was shot and killed inside of her home on The Mohican Prescott Crossover on New Year's Day. Almost two months later, Baton Rouge Police arrested 29-year-old Thailand Brooks. He is now... more »
  • Man shot near Florida Blvd., Police investigating

    February 21, 2017 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was wounded during a shooting near a convenience store on Florida Blvd. Tuesday evening. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. near the 12000 block of Florida Blvd. and Windsor Dr. The victim was shot in the leg, according to BRPD. He was transported... more »
  • BRPD thanks 56-year-old woman for saving officer during attack Play Video

    February 19, 2017 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer was rushed to the hospital after he was attacked during a traffic stop on Harry Drive Sunday morning. According to BRPD, the officer found 28-year-old Thomas Bennett sleeping in a parked vehicle around 7:50 a.m. in the 8400 block of Harry... more »
  • New info on contractor accused of stealing thousands from flood victim

    February 15, 2017 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A contractor is set to be booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail Wednesday after he allegedly took thousands of dollars in payments from a flood victim without completing repairs. According to the victim, she paid 49-year-old Gregory Gager an initial deposit of $2,500, plus... more »
  • Man pulls fire alarm at L'auberge Casino Hotel

    February 13, 2017 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man was arrested after he deliberately pulled a fire alarm and ran from security at L'auberge Casino Hotel in January. According to an investigator, 29-year-old Marvin Charles Wink pulled a fire alarm after he was told he had to leave the casino for a security training... more »
  • Krewe of Orion rolls through Baton Rouge Saturday night

    February 11, 2017 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Krewe of Orion’s 17th annual Mardi Gras parade will roll in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The parade theme for 2017 is “It’s Good to be the King”. Parade goers will be treated to a line of exciting, colorful traditional lighted... more »
  • DOTD seeking private investors to help upgrade Interstate 10

    February 5, 2017 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is seeking to use a new financing method to upgrade Interstate 10 in the Baton Rouge area. The state Department of Transportation and Development is soliciting information from private investors willing to put up money for the roadwork. In exchange, they would get long-term payments from... more »
  • One dead, eight injured in fatal multi-vehicle crash

    February 5, 2017 11:29 AM

    CENTRAL - A three-vehicle crash on LA-37 resulted in the death of one person and eight others being injured. According to State Police, on Feb. 4 shortly before 11 p.m. Troopers began investigating the crash on LA 37 north of Central Thruway. The crash claimed the life of... more »
  • Office of Community Development asking for input from flood-affected areas

    February 1, 2017 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Office of Community Development has again scheduled a series of public meetings for Louisiana’s regions that were impacted by the historic 2016 floods. The meetings are free and no reservations are required. The meetings provide residents an opportunity to view and comment on... more »
  • PHOTOS: Severe weather spreads across Baton Rouge

    January 19, 2017 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A severe storm hit the Baton Rouge area early Thursday morning, prompting multiple road closures and a flash flood warning . Multiple high water areas have been reported, and the flash flood warning remains in effect in the area until 10:30 a.m. more »
  • High water closes roads across Baton Rouge

    January 19, 2017 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and other parish officials are urging motorists to use caution when driving across the Baton Rouge area Thursday. “We are urging caution as drivers travel on our highways as there is high water and flooding in some areas,” Broome said. Several... more »
  • Penzato elected unopposed to Louisiana appeals court

    January 14, 2017 3:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Judge Allison Penzato of Mandeville has been elected unopposed to an open seat on Louisiana's 1st Circuit Court of Appeal in Baton Rouge. Penzato, who serves on the 22nd Judicial District Court for St. Tammany and Washington parishes, was the lone candidate to qualify for the March... more »
  • Arson suspected in house fire where family is moving in

    January 8, 2017 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge fire officials were called to a house fire on Georgia St. early Sunday morning. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department , around 12:42 a.m. Sunday morning, emergency crews were called to the 2000 block of Georgia St. for a reported house fire. ... more »
  • One suspect in convenience store robbery turns himself in

    January 2, 2017 11:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One of the suspects in a Monday robbery has turned himself in, according to police. Police arrested Carlos Mejia in connect to a robbery at the Tortilleria Concenience Store at 13869 Florida Blvd. The armed robbery occurred around 7:30 p.m. Monday evening. According to BRPD,... more »
  • Clogged ditches, flooding streets in Walker subdivision creating problems Play Video

    January 2, 2017 6:01 PM

    WALKER - With every rain fall comes a looming problem for residents living in Suburban Acres. Water overflows the banks of ditches and floods streets and front yards. "Anytime we get rain," said Kathie Chambers. While the ditches fill with water, some are clogged with debris. After getting... more »
  • Shreveport group to protest southern Louisiana pipeline

    January 1, 2017 1:33 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A newly formed Shreveport environmental activist group is making plans to travel to Baton Rouge to protest an incoming pipeline that many worry would hurt the environment. North Louisiana for Climate Justice was created on Friday at a Whole Foods market in Shreveport. Currently about a dozen members... more »
  • Early morning tralier fire kills one in St. George

    December 31, 2016 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An early morning fire claimed the life of one victim on S. Hendricks early Saturday morning. According to St. George fire authorities, around 4:09 a.m. Saturday morning, fire officials were called to the 7000 block of S. Hendricks for a reported trailer fire. Upon arrival,... more »
  • Impostor 'ladybug' beetle infestations causing serious annoyance for homeowners Play Video

    December 13, 2016 8:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The invasion of Asian Lady Beetles are on the rise. And even though they look exactly like them, it's not the 'ladybug' we know and love. And now, the impostor beetles are causing a serious annoyance. Even though they are 'predator beetles', turns out they're relatively... more »
  • Woman shot during apparent robbery on Arlington Ave. near Catholic High

    December 6, 2016 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 35-year-old woman was shot during an apparent robbery in the 800 block of Arlington Avenue , police said. According to BRPD, the incident occurred sometime around 8 p.m. Tuesday. The woman was transported to a local hospital. Police are currently searching for a suspect.... more »
  • Suspect wanted in connection to North Street burglary

    December 5, 2016 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police Detectives are attempting to identify an individual accused of burglarizing a vehicle on North Street. The incident took place on Nov. 17, in the 4500 block of North Street, according to BRPD. The suspect reportedly removed a credit card from inside the vehicle,... more »
  • High-speed police chase down I-10 leaves behind 3 wrecks

    December 4, 2016 1:47 PM

    SORRENTO - Law enforcement officers from multiple departments were involved in a multi-parish pursuit Sunday morning. The chase started at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in Baton Rouge. Officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle. The two suspects inside the vehicle... more »
  • 19-year-old arrested for attempted murder after stabbing victim during argument

    December 3, 2016 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 19-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested after stabbing a victim during an argument, police said. According to The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, on Dec. 2 around 8:00 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a residence on Kendalwood Road in regard to a stabbing. ... more »
  • Settlement approved in Alton Sterling protests lawsuit

    November 22, 2016 9:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Metro Council approved a $100,000 settlement for 92 protesters that were arrested during the Alton Sterling protests. The money will be paid in equal parts by the City of Baton Rouge and law enforcement agencies. Each person will receive $230 in damages... more »
  • Hundreds celebrate All Saints Day with St. Maria Goretti Play Video

    November 1, 2015 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE -Hundreds gathered at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Baton Rouge to see the relics of St. Maria Goretti this weekend. Father Cleo Milano at Our Lady of Mercy Church said that this is the first time the capital city has seen the relics of a Saint.... more »
  • BRPD investigating Winbourne Ave shooting

    October 10, 2015 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - One man is suffering from life threatening injuries after a shooting Saturday morning. Baton Rouge Police Detectives began investigating a shooting that took place on the 2400 block of Winbourne Ave. around 1 a.m. Police found an 18-year-old man suffering from multiple gun shot... more »
  • Additional Red Snapper season being considered

    October 4, 2015 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - State wildlife officials estimate that Louisiana's recreational fishermen landed 993,963 pounds of red snapper through September 8 when Louisiana's state water red snapper season closed. During the 2015 season, private recreational anglers landed 763,248 pounds of red snapper during the state and federal seasons - close... more »
  • Avis Ave. shooting victim died Sunday morning

    September 20, 2015 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A man died this morning after being shot in the head Saturday evening. Kendrick Ross, 37, was found slumped over in his vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head, around 5:45 pm Saturday. Ross died at the hospital this morning,... more »
  • Three brothers killed in murder-suicide Play Video

    September 13, 2015 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Authorities say four men were killed in a murder-suicide early Sunday morning. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's detectives were dispatched to a call of four men dead in the 12000 block of Talmadge Crumholt Rd around 12:30 am. The detectives found the... more »
  • Fugitive sex offender arrested in Shreveport

    August 20, 2015 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Attorney General “Buddy” Caldwell’s office announced Thursday that a fugitive with a history of evading sex offender registration in Texas and Louisiana was captured in Shreveport. Agents with the Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit captured Kentrell Debose, 27, Tuesday in Shreveport. Caldwell’s office said Debose... more »
  • Man arrested, punched for trying to take officer's Taser

    August 6, 2015 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man was booked for resisting arrest after police said he tried to grab an officer's Taser during a struggle Wednesday night. Baton Rouge Police said officers were sent to Jackson Avenue over a fight between 48-year-old Lonald Ray Blakes and his wife. The... more »
  • Two Baton Rouge women wanted for bank fraud

    July 28, 2015 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are looking for two women accused of bank fraud and theft. Police say Jontell Poole and Geneal Shavers went to the Pelican State Credit Union in June and deposited three checks worth about $1,350. According to police the checks were written from Poole's... more »
  • Bridge over Little Sandy Creek reopens after repairs

    July 24, 2015 1:04 PM

    ZACHARY - City workers reopened a bridge in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday, one month ahead of schedule. The Department of Transportation reopened the Port Hudson Pride Road Bridge over Little Sandy Creek near Zachary Friday morning. In June, Engineers said some of the support timbers were rotting,... more »
  • Baton Rouge accepts $2.1 million settlement from BP

    July 15, 2015 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city of Baton Rouge agreed to accept a settlement of $2.14 million dollars from BP for economic losses caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier set a July 15 deadline for local governments to... more »
  • Baton Rouge company objects to delay as it seeks to drill near Glacier

    July 15, 2015 12:38 PM

    BILLINGS - A Louisiana company seeking to drill for natural gas on land in Montana held sacred by some American Indians is objecting to a 75-day review period sought by a federal panel considering the proposal. Solenex LLC of Baton Rouge wanted to begin drilling this summer on its 6,200-acre... more »
  • Mayor Holden's Healthy BR Initiative wins national AHA award

    July 14, 2015 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE -The American Hospital Association announced Tuesday that Mayor-President Kip Holden's Healthy BR Initiative is one of five programs nationwide to receive the NOVA award for improving community health. "This award is really honoring a collaborative effort, and shows what can be accomplished when health-care providers put aside their... more »
  • Treasurer accused of showboating for going after non-profit

    November 20, 2013 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In a fiery letter to State Treasurer John Kennedy, an attorney for a non profit that has received state money, accuses him of showboating and using his political power for personal gain. Mary Olive Pierson, writing on behalf of the Colomb Foundation and its director Sterling Colomb,... more »
  • School memo promotes do-overs on tests Play Video

    November 20, 2013 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new policy endorsed by the East Baton Rouge Parish School System Central Office grants students at certain schools the right to re-do assignments and re-take tests regardless of their grade. Belaire and Tara High Schools were the first to roll out the new policy defining... more »
  • Baton Rouge house fire caused by space heater

    October 24, 2013 2:14 PM

    Baton Rouge- A space heater is being blamed for a house fire in Baton Rouge. It happened around noon Thursday in the 2500 block of Madison. Fire investigators say the heater was placed too close to furniture in the living room. The house was engulfed in flames... more »
  • Surplus auction revenue tops $1 million for BR

    September 30, 2013 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish government in Baton Rouge has hit the million dollar mark in selling off surplus items online. Over the past 18 months the city-parish has sold vehicles, electronics, office equipment and much more for $1,168,290.42 in non-tax revenue. The online surplus auctions started last Spring... more »
  • Proposed city in EBR explains funding Play Video

    September 24, 2013 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the proposed City of St. George said taxpayers living within the boundaries account for 2/3 of the East Baton Rouge Parish tax base yet receive only 1/3 of the benefits. Multiple petitions are circulating to incorporate the south eastern part of the parish .... more »
  • Coroner calls for tougher laws against heroin Play Video

    September 17, 2013 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Twice as many people have overdosed on heroin this year compared to last according to East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. Beau Clark. He recently met with legislators to discuss increasing the prison sentence for offenders caught selling heroin. "What the legislature would consider is... more »
  • Signatures certified for recall election of Port Allen Mayor

    September 9, 2013 9:40 AM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Stacy Ryan turned in names to Governor Jindal today certifying signatures for a recall election for Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter. More than 1,400 names were turned in last Tuesday. Over the course of the week, Ryan had help... more »
  • Planned new city in EBR gets a name

    September 5, 2013 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Organizers of a breakaway school system in East Baton Rouge Parish have started focusing on creating a new town, and apparently have settled on a name. The group said it is considering "The City of St. George" for the area in unincorporated East Baton Rouge Parish. They... more »
  • Some nonprofits don't comply with records request

    September 4, 2013 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As many as 27 nonprofit organizations have failed to report financial documents to the treasurer, weeks after the documents were requested. Auditors have requested the information so they can see how non-governmental organizations are spending tax-payer money, given to them by state lawmakers during legislative sessions. ... more »
  • Boil advisory lifted in WBR

    September 4, 2013 11:47 AM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - A boil advisory in parts of West Baton Rouge parish has been lifted. The advisory was put into place Sunday after a mechanical failure in the parish's water supply system. Water samples were taken and tested yesterday and the results came back normal. more »
  • DA to consider adult murder charge for 16-year-old Play Video

    August 30, 2013 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - District Attorney Hillar Moore said he will strongly consider prosecuting a 16-year-old in adult court for the murder of another teen. Baton Rouge Police arrested the juvenile Thursday charging him with second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. He was booked into juvenile detention.... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Final notices sent to nonprofits tied to state senator Play Video

    August 29, 2013 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, connected to State Senator Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb have until Wednesday to report how they spent hundreds of thousands of state tax dollars. State Treasurer John Kennedy compiled a list of 34 nonprofits. Fifteen of those are not in compliance with the treasurer's... more »
  • Police looking for Auto Zone burglar

    August 20, 2013 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released a security photo of a man they said broke into a Baton Rouge auto parts store and stole several items. Cpl. Don Coppola said it happened around 2 a.m. Aug. 3 at the Auto Zone on Florida Boulevard. He said the burglar busted out... more »
  • School zones resume Monday in Baton Rouge

    August 9, 2013 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - School zones will be in effect across Baton Rouge and strictly enforced starting Monday morning. School crossing guards will be out early in the morning and motorists are urged to exercise caution around schools and bus stops. 20 mph school zones will be in effect... more »
  • Baton Rouge house fire under investigation

    August 8, 2013 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators are looking into what started an early morning house fire in Baton Rouge. It happened around 6 a.m. in the 7000 block of Calumet. The fire started in one of the home's bedrooms, and extended into the attic. Investigators said they're still looking into... more »
  • White: Continue some sort of student testing

    July 26, 2013 9:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- While the high-stakes test called LEAP ends next year, state Superintendent of Education John White says some sort of measuring stick will likely remain for future students in key grades. White said Thursday what any such replacement will look like and other details will start being discussed by... more »
  • New security measures at City Hall Play Video

    July 18, 2013 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four security doors were recently installed on the third floor of City Hall. Metro Councilman John Delgado requested them after reports of people walking freely into personal council offices during meetings. "This is a public building. We want to make it accessible to people, but... more »
  • Proposed EBR city entertaining potential names Play Video

    June 25, 2013 6:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - During an East Baton Rouge Parish Chamber of Commerce meeting, supporters of incorporating southeast Baton Rouge discussed names like "Highlands" and "Village of St. George," but the ultimate decision would be voted on by those living in the proposed boundaries. Organizers haven't determined what the boundaries... more »
  • BR police chief scores nearly ready

    June 13, 2013 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The civil service exams taken last month by more than a dozen people vying to become Baton Rouge's next police chief will be graded and forwarded this week to the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board. That's according to State Examiner Robert S. Lawrence. Local officials had... more »
  • Council backs deal to buy old hospital for $11 million

    May 22, 2013 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved a plan to buy the old Woman's Hospital on Airline Highway and turn it into a public safety complex. Wednesday, Metro Council voted to spend $11 million on the facility, which will include purchasing the buildings and improvements. Mayor-President Kip Holden has called... more »

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