February 25, 2015 9:37 PM
BRUSLY - A parent is taking on the school system after her daughter was given a Common Core practice test against her wishes.
"You don't get to make that decision for my child's education," Angela Barrett said.
Barrett is against the methods and has opted her daughter out... more »
February 23, 2015 9:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested the owner of a popular Spanish Town business on drug charges recently.
Authorities said they found marijuana and LSD in the home of Taylor Blanche, 26. Blanche owns the Spanish Town Market.
Deputies wrote in arrest reports, an informant said Blanche was using... more »
February 12, 2015 10:16 PM
PLAQUEMINE - Two small children were taken into state custody after deputies found them inside a home that was also a meth lab.
"It's just not fair that these type of children grow up in that environment. It really hurts to see this happen. They are so innocent and... more »
February 10, 2015 9:19 PM
BATON ROUGE-Police expect to be able to double the number of officers patrolling the growing downtown area by October.
"We're just trying to get ahead of the curve so we don't neglect this area," Baton Rouge Police Lt. Johnny Dunnam said.
The force will expand from ten to... more »
January 29, 2015 10:32 PM
SORRENTO - There's a mystery at the empty police station: what happened to department items that went missing?
Wednesday, one was returned. The Bushmaster M4 11.5 inch barrel assault rifle was left on the porch of the police chief's home.
"I opened the door to see what was... more »
January 26, 2015 10:35 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies believe a home surveillance system captured two cars speeding away from a double-murder scene Monday afternoon.
Benny Booker, 29, and Chad Nichols, 37, were found dead on Latino Drive around 3:30.
Investigators believe the killers drove away in Booker's white, 2007 Dodge Magnum sedan. Video... more »
January 22, 2015 10:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - A driver for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is accused of stealing several thousand dollars worth of food and taking it home.
Thursday, Baton Rouge Police arrested Andre Coates, 49, and charged him with felony theft. He's accused of ripping off $3,781 worth of food... more »
January 21, 2015 10:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU's Mary Manhein will retire from the FACES Lab at the end of April after years of helping those who can not speak for themselves.
FACES reconstructs skulls and identifies remains to help authorities link missing persons with their families.
"I'm going to miss them,"... more »
January 20, 2015 9:51 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Parents filed a lawsuit against their child's former powerlifting coach and the school system after their 15-year-old was exposed to steroids unknowingly.
The parents, whose child was on the Donaldsonville High team last year, claim Curtis Tsuruda knowingly gave their child the steroid Methandienone but disguised the... more »
January 19, 2015 9:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a fourth man suspected to be involved in stealing limestone from the Department of Public Works.
Last month , former DPW worker Keith Harrison was dumping off a load of limestone at Randy Montalbano's Seafood on Florida Blvd. when he forgot to take the... more »
January 7, 2015 9:50 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A civil service investigation into the city's police chief and a department captain is in jeopardy since recordings of testimony related to the commission's inquiry are either damaged or blank.
For months, the Denham Springs Civil Service Board has looked into allegations chief Scott Jones and... more »
January 6, 2015 10:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a mother in the death of her child Tuesday, the same day she sued the city for her child's death.
Brittni Clark is charged with negligent homicide. Her four-year-old son Jassiah Clark was found dead December 22, two days after he was reported missing.... more »
January 5, 2015 10:47 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A police captain accused of covering up an officer's drug problem went in front of the city's civil service board Monday to fight for his job.
Denham Springs Police Captain Steve Kistler and Chief Scott Jones are under investigation for the possible cover-up and mismanagement within... more »
January 2, 2015 9:23 PM
SORRENTO - The family of a teen still recovering from a deadly New Year's Eve accident is looking for help with the financial troubles that will soon follow.
Wednesday, Dakota Guedry, 18, and Erin Guillotte, 17, were hit by a car while crossing Highway 22 on their ATV around... more »
January 1, 2015 9:45 PM
SORRENTO - A teen is still in critical condition after an ATV crash on New Year's Eve. It happened on Highway 22 in Ascension Parish.
The ATV collided with a car around 10 p.m., according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.
Dakota Guedry, 18, suffered multiple injuries including... more »
December 30, 2014 10:22 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Officer James Foster, 39, died Tuesday after he was involved in a wreck the night before, and the pain of a department was written on Police Chief Scott Jones' face.
"He was an incredible police officer," Jones said before he became overwhelmed with emotions. "He was... more »
December 29, 2014 10:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - A tow truck company is not saying much after it returned a car without wheels to an Ascension Parish man.
"I paid $1600 I pay for towing and storage and my vehicle doesn't have wheels on it?" Kwan Robinson asked Monday.
On Christmas Eve, Capitol... more »
December 26, 2014 9:47 PM
WALKER - Police are searching for a man suspected of breaking into several cars and busting out a woman's window and stealing her purse the morning of Christmas Eve.
Surveillance video from one of the Walker homes in the Brian Park Subdivision catches the crook peeking in backyards and... more »
December 25, 2014 4:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - A team of LSU researchers are competing against nine other universities worldwide to send its instrument to Mars.
The group of students hope to land an open spot on Mars One, a mission organized by a Dutch company scheduled to take off in 2018.
"If... more »
December 24, 2014 10:30 PM
GRAMERCY - A centuries old bonfire tradition lighting the way for Papa Noel along the Mississippi River is getting more explosive than ever.
"I don't think we wold do this in California at all," first time spectator Ashley Kim said.
About a hundred bonfires along several miles of... more »
December 23, 2014 9:52 PM
BAKER - Police arrested a man Monday night accused of training pit bulls to fight to the death in his backyard.
East Baton Rouge Animal Control investigators were called to Eugene Grayer's house on McHugh Rd. in Baker after someone told police they could hear dogs whining as if... more »
December 16, 2014 9:52 PM
WHITE CASTLE - Deputies are searching for the man who was able evade deputies and a crime victim who gave chase after being caught breaking into his house.
The unidentified man was one of two who were seen burglarizing a home in White Castle along the river at 8:30... more »
December 15, 2014 8:50 PM
SORRENTO - Town leaders are set to approve the sale of police equipment, no longer needed since the town closed its police department.
Tuesday, the Sorrento Town Council will vote on a measure to "declare police equipment as surplus". Several hundred items will likely go to the highest bidder.... more »
December 11, 2014 9:41 PM
CENTRAL - Drivers on the Central Throughway will get a speed boost come beginning of the week.
On Monday, the speed limit along the throughway from Florida Blvd. to Greenwell Springs Rd. will increase from 50 to 55 mph.
"There's something nationally which is called the 85 percentile,"... more »
December 10, 2014 10:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Parents are questioning the school district's background check policy after a janitor with a prior criminal history was accused of raping a 14-year-old student.
The victim told East Baton Rouge Sheriff deputies Adrian Wright Jr., 31, pushed her into a classroom when she was trying to... more »
December 10, 2014 2:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - A janitor is accused of forcing a 14-year-old North Banks Middle School female student inside a classroom and raping her last year.
Adrian Wright Jr., 31, is charged with forcible rape for the alleged November 23, 2013 incident. The girl told deputies she was leaving school... more »
December 9, 2014 10:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - Family members of two girls who survived a DWI crash Tuesday said the girls had surgery late in the evening to repair broken bones sustained in the crash.
Bones in driver Camille Carline's arm were shattered. Her sister, Colleen Carline, 16, suffered a broken back. Their... more »
December 8, 2014 10:30 PM
GEISMAR - Eighteen months after a chemical plant exploded it was fined $194,000 by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality for violations spanning six years.
The agency found Williams Olefins violated codes and regulations 29 times. The plant was fined more than all of the plants in the Greater... more »
December 5, 2014 10:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - According to 19th Judicial Court records, the man who was shot and killed during a home invasion Friday had numerous run-ins with the law and had been charged with breaking into homes before.
A homeowner on Woodhaven St. in the Broadmoore area of Baton Rouge shot... more »
December 4, 2014 10:52 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - The city's police chief left city hall without saying a word following the Denham Springs Civil Service Commission's decision to hold disciplinary hearings targeting the chief and a department captain.
The pair could possibly lose their jobs once they face the commission, which is investigating allegations... more »
December 3, 2014 10:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - A grand jury indicted a mother and daughter Wednesday for manslaughter after their elderly family member died of neglect inside their home.
"I have viewed photographs of the autopsy and it's some of the more horrendous ones I've seen in my 40-year career," East Baton Rouge... more »
December 2, 2014 10:51 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Edwin Edwards and Garret Graves squared off Tuesday for the pair's last debate ahead of Saturday's election for the 6th Congressional District representative.
The two men fired shots at each other on issues such as taxation, immigration, education and even the Internet.
"We've seen a... more »
November 26, 2014 8:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - The victim in a cold case murder will be the face of the Spanish Town Mardi Gras festivities next year.
Shelby Holmes was shot and killed a few blocks from his home in Old South Baton Rouge in October 2013. Wedneday, the Society for Preservation of... more »
November 21, 2014 10:28 PM
EDGARD - A football team playing in honor of its murdered coach was victorious Friday night.
Juan Joseph, 27, was killed at a Baton Rouge nightclub on Bennington Ave. last weekend. He was the quarterbacks coach for the West St. John Rams.
"It hurts it really hurts to... more »
November 20, 2014 10:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - President Barack Obama's unprecedented executive order protecting five million illegal immigrants from deportation is being met with harsh criticism.
"This is an issue of the president going above and beyond the powers that he has granted to him by the constitution," Louisiana Republican Party spokesman Ben... more »
November 19, 2014 10:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - A fire that tore through a house on Plank Rd. Monday revealed fire code violations and forced even more people out of other homes.
"The law is very clear," Fire Marshal Butch Browning said.
Investigators found the two-story home was not properly permitted as commercial... more »
November 18, 2014 10:51 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A report fom an internal investigation shows a cop caught sleeping on the job had three illegal steroids in his system, including one steroid meant for animal use only.
Denham Springs Police Sergeant Russell Munsell resigned amid an investigation into his suspected drug abuse. Chief Scott... more »
November 17, 2014 10:47 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A sergeant has resigned after the News 2 Investigative Unit uncovered reports he was high on illegal prescription drugs while on the job.
Sergeant Russell Munsell is no longer with the Denham Springs Police Department, according to Chief Scott Jones.
The Denham Springs Civil Service... more »
November 14, 2014 9:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - A doctor with the Alabama crimson tide football team says he used makeshift items to stabilize an LSU officer after a crash Saturday night.
"His tibia was broken. It was through the skin and he had a broken leg above that so we stabilized it," Dr.... more »
November 13, 2014 10:16 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Thursday, the civil service commission met again to continue its discussion about the Denham Springs Police Department and heard from a lieutenant who said a toxicology report revealed one of his fellow officers was on prescription and illegal drugs while on duty.
Lt. Shannon Womack told... more »
November 10, 2014 10:53 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Monday, the civil service commission continued its investigation into the city's police department and heard from a detective on the force who said a fellow officer fell asleep at his desk while on drugs a year ago and reported the incident to superiors.
"One day (Sgt.... more »
November 7, 2014 9:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU fans despise Alabama.
The animosity toward the top Tiger turned traitor, Nick Saban, still stings in Tiger country and LSU fans are quick to tell you about it.
"LSU hates 'Bama," fan Sydney Fletcher said."No one cares about Alabama."
But while tiger fans... more »
November 6, 2014 11:21 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - At a city Civil Service Commission hearing Thursday, a Denham Springs police officer admitted that one of the department's sergeants was photographed sleeping at his desk .
The commission is investigating allegations that Sgt. Russell Munsell has a drug problem and complaints about his issues are... more »
November 5, 2014 10:32 PM
GONZALES - The mayor suggested a councilman should resign after a controversy involving politicking near voting precincts on election day.
Timothy Vessel was issued a misdemeanor summons for riding a tricycle around town and violating the 600 foot zone around voting precincts where politicking is not allowed.
"[He]... more »
November 3, 2014 10:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - Winbourne Elementary students are learning to read music and play the piano in an effort to help them in other core classes.
The East Baton Rouge School District introduced the piano classes at the beginning of the school year.
"They were so excited about putting... more »
October 30, 2014 10:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Politicians are being warned and getting disqualified from running for office since they owe outstanding fines for ethics violations.
In the next few weeks, the Louisiana Attorney General will mail payment demand letters to 20 politicians in an effort to collect debts.
Four politicians are... more »
October 29, 2014 10:58 PM
BATON ROUGE - The money troubled USS Kidd is banking on its deep and sometimes dark history to target a broader audience.
Thursday night, the Kidd's crew will host its first official adults only Twilight Tour from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The tour will focus on the ship's... more »
October 28, 2014 10:25 PM
BAYOU PIGEON - A bar owner faces charges after a patron was taken to the hospital and was placed on life support following an altercation inside his bar.
Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies said early Sunday, the woman was cut off from drinking at the Pigeon Coop bar and started... more »
October 24, 2014 9:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - A rivalry is renewed with the rebirth of the Ole Miss Rebel football team and their reference to tiger fans as corn dogs.
"All LSU fans smell like corn dogs," one Ole Miss fan named Mike said. Mike refused to give his entire name.
"I... more »
October 23, 2014 10:53 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A fired police officer is using a picture of an officer with his eyes closed to continue his fight against the department he worked for until he was terminated.
Thursday, Denham Springs Police Chief Scott Jones confirmed the officer in the picture is sergeant Russell Munsell.... more »
October 21, 2014 4:02 PM
PORT ALLEN - A West Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy was fired following an internal investigation and a captain was demoted to lieutenant following a separate investigation.
Both incidents happened at the parish prison, according to Colonel Richie Johnson.
According to the sheriff's office, Sgt. Brent Ballard filed an... more »
October 20, 2014 9:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - A mother started planning her daughter's funeral on the 21-year-old's birthday Monday.
Taylor McGonigle, 21, died Sunday after being hit in the head by a column from a building in the French Quarter. Police said a drunk driver lost control and hit the column, causing it... more »
October 16, 2014 10:34 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs Civil Service Commission voted to investigate the town's police department following allegations about misconduct made against the chief and two other officers.
Former officer, Jared Kreamer, accuses Chief Scott Jones, Captain Steve Kistler and Sergeant Russell Munzell of tampering with evidence and covering... more »
October 15, 2014 9:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Ebola scare has prompted precautionary measures from top state educators.
Wednesday, the State Department of Education along with the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education met with the Department of Health and Hospitals and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to introduce... more »
October 14, 2014 10:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - Someone poisoned nearly a hundred rats nesting between a fast food restaurant and a grocery store recently and whoever did it may be breaking the law.
"We don't use this bait; haven't for years," East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control Assistant Director Randy Vaeth... more »
October 13, 2014 10:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Tuesday makes a week since Dennis Shampine, 33, began his most recent run from the law that's taken him to a wooded area along the Amite and Comite rivers.
Authorities believe Shampine is somehow surviving in more than 500 acres of swamp and worry what will... more »
October 10, 2014 9:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities told WBRZ News 2 Friday, they are wrapping up a year-long investigation into a group of men breaking into pharmacies with sledgehammers and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of prescription drugs.
Shortly before realising details of the investigation, Baton Rouge Police and the... more »
October 9, 2014 10:19 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Video of a police officer losing his cool is damning, but the officer involved believes it only shows the visual incident, and not the real situation of him being a victim of cronyism.
This week, the Civil Service Commission upheld Mayor Jimmy Durbin's decision to fire... more »