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  • Lawmakers angry over failed progress at Comite Diversion Canal Play Video

    September 29, 2014 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A tense meeting unfolded at the State Capitol Monday as lawmakers argued over the stalled-out Comite River Diversion Project. The meeting got heated as the group met with project leaders about the lack of progress recently. If the project is ever finished, it should ease flooding... more »
  • Lawmaker outraged rape victims pay for emergency services Play Video

    September 25, 2014 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A politician believes it is time to change laws so sexual assault victims will stop getting billed for medical costs associated with attacks "That is an absurd thing for a victim to have to pay for," Sexual Trauma and Awareness Response executive director Rachael Herbert said.... more »
  • Man faces charges for tailgate sexual assaults Play Video

    September 24, 2014 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested Wednesday, accused of molesting a 16-year-old girl on LSU's campus after a tailgate Saturday. The girl told detectives Daniel Sanchez, 47, of Gonzales and her family were tailgating for the Mississippi State game and the entire group made arrangements to sleep in... more »
  • Educators become heroes during fire that burned three houses Play Video

    September 23, 2014 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who live in Old South Baton Rouge are calling a group of McKinley High School administrators heroes after an arson displaced seven people Tuesday. "I guess it could have been a foolish thing," vice principal Dr. James Kador said about running in a burning home... more »
  • Web poll: Is campaign ad enough for McAllister? Play Video

    September 22, 2014 10:55 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Voters in the 5th Congressional District reacted with mixed opinions to a campaign ad featuring Congressman Vance McAllister and his wife, Kelly. The ad shows Kelly McAllister standing by her man, asking for voters to leave the kissing scandal behind. "I'm blessed to have a... more »
  • State leaders sick over sickness scare Play Video

    September 18, 2014 9:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A sick ship on the Mississippi River more than a hundred river miles south of the capitol created ripples all to the state's seat Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and the Coast Guard took command when a group of sick crewmen needed assistance aboard the... more »
  • Neighborhood: dark streets adding to crime problem Play Video

    September 15, 2014 8:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Glen Oaks residents are putting a spotlight on crime in their neighborhood. Tuesday, Entergy workers will install more than 100 lamps on existing utility polls. "The norm is that it is alright to shoot a gun in our neighborhood. It's not alright," New Beginnings Baptist... more »
  • Trains could cause nightmare traffic to get worse Play Video

    September 12, 2014 10:30 PM

    BRUSLY - A flood of trains in West Baton Rouge Parish might make some drivers' nightmare traffic commute even worse. "It's going to get worse before it gets better," Parish President "Pee Wee" Berthelot said. Berthelot spoke with Union Pacific Railroad officials about more trains carrying potentially explosive... more »
  • Red Jacket CEO trying to escape Hayden's scandal Play Video

    September 11, 2014 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The CEO of Red Jacket Firearms is working to fix the company's tarnished image after the face of the company was accused of molesting women. "Maybe I was being manipulated. Maybe what he was saying wasn't fully true. Maybe it wasn't true at all," Joe Meaux... more »
  • Cattle prods and a bull whip part of former chief's bizarre arsenal Play Video

    September 9, 2014 9:53 PM

    BRUSLY - Town leaders plan to hold an auction to recoup some of the money used on questionable items purchased by the former police chief. In addition to dozens of guns current police chief Richie Johnson calls unnecessary, the town is getting rid of cattle prods, a bull whip,... more »
  • Police: Empty OJ bottle links man to burglaries

    September 9, 2014 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An empty orange juice bottle left at a crime scene links a man to two separate burglaries near the Perkins Road overpass, according to investigators. On Aug. 12 Baton Rouge Police were dispatched to Gourmet Girls cupcake shop and Frankie's Dawg House. Officers found someone broke... more »
  • Audit: Police chief had access to 2 secret bank accounts Play Video

    September 8, 2014 10:44 PM

    BRUSLY - Former police chief Jamie Whaley is under the microscope again following an audit that found he had access to two separate and secret bank accounts as chief. The situation was discussed Monday evening when Brusly leaders met their regular meeting. They focused conversation on $1500 worth of... more »
  • Sheriff: Rogers' daughter took killer, husband off life support

    September 8, 2014 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Iberville Sheriff says Kimmie Rogers made the final decision to take her father's killer, Mathew Hodgkinson, off of life support. Hodgkinson was also her legal husband. Hodgkinson, 36, died Friday around 12:45 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake hospital in Baton Rouge. Rogers... more »
  • Suit filed over controversial retirement plan for top trooper Play Video

    September 4, 2014 9:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A lawsuit could block the controversial retirement increase for La. State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson and another trooper. Both were given a $30,000 dollar a year retirement increase in a quick and quiet change made at the end of the legislative session. Lawmakers claim they did... more »
  • Jail worker suspended after illegal bails out of jail

    September 4, 2014 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office suspended a jail worker who erroneously allowed an illegal immigrant to bail out of jail. Friday, East Baton Rouge corrections officers released Bernardo Gomez, 27. But, he was supposed to be held in jail for ICE agents. Gomez,... more »
  • Mistakenly released illegal with lengthy record wanted by deputies Play Video

    September 3, 2014 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies blame a clerical error for the reason an illegal immigrant was allowed to bail out of prison despite being wanted by federal immigration agents. Friday, East Baton Rouge corrections officers released Bernardo Gomez, 27. But, he was supposed to be held in jail for ICE... more »
  • Rogers' second mortgage, accused killer shows signs of life Play Video

    September 2, 2014 10:11 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Documents uncovered by WBRZ show Scott Rogers obtained a second mortgage on his Daisy Avenue home soon before his murder last week. Two weeks prior to when he was shot and killed; he secured a $344,954 mortgage. Rogers' lover, Mathew Hodgkinson, and another man who lived... more »
  • Sheriff: Slain TV personality's life was a ruse Play Video

    August 28, 2014 10:41 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - The sheriff leading Scott Rogers' murder investigation said the TV personality was facing two unresolved child molestation accusations in England. Thursday, Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi's office spoke with federal agents and interviewed several key witnesses in Rogers' death. He discussed the case with WBRZ later... more »
  • Mother accused of punching kids' bus driver Play Video

    August 26, 2014 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mother faces felony battery on a teacher charges following an altercation with a school bus driver. Jasmine Cleveland, 22, is accused of punching her children's elementary school bus driver in the face, twice. According to court documents, Cleveland jumped on the bus Friday morning when... more »
  • Cable guy accused of having sex with underage girl on the job Play Video

    August 21, 2014 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Cox Communications contractor is running from deputies after a 14-year-old girl said she had consensual sex with him in her bed. Christopher Hilton, 37, of Kentwood worked for Advantage Cable Services. The company does contract work for Cox. Hilton went to the girl's home... more »
  • Interim chief fired, town shutters police force Play Video

    August 19, 2014 9:51 PM

    SORRENTO - After supporting a measure to fire the interim police chief, the mayor of this small town is asking residents to disband the department. "I think we are better served by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's office. We cannot provide the services that they can provide," mayor Mike Lambert... more »
  • Emotional mother pleads for help solving son's murder Play Video

    August 18, 2014 9:52 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A mother in Ascension Parish asked a mysterious killer how they can live with themselves after killing her 15-year-old. Katrina Augusta's son, Brandon, was found behind a levee in Ascension Parish last week. He was beaten so badly, investigators had to use dental records to identify him.... more »
  • City won't back settlement in case over officer-involved shooting

    August 14, 2014 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A settlement deal, first reported by the WBRZ Investigative Unit last month, between the city and the family of a man who was killed by police has been stopped by the city council and the mayor's office. A source told the Investigative Unit, despite a letter supporting... more »
  • Investigative Unit: TV show to save USS Kidd finances Play Video

    August 13, 2014 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For the time being, the USS Kidd's dire financial crisis looks like it will be solved thanks to a television show. The ship is still trying to recover from losing $90,000 dollars last year, which was revealed by a state audit Monday. The financial situation was... more »
  • Lawsuit is another black eye for gutted Sorrento PD Play Video

    August 12, 2014 10:08 PM

    SORRENTO - The town is being sued after an accident involving one of its police officers. Last September, officer James Bell was involved in an accident on Airline Highway inside town limits. The crash happened before the force was dropped by its insurance provider and before the town council... more »
  • Reality TV star and family speak out about molestation charges Play Video

    August 11, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The "Sons of Guns" reality TV star is speaking out following his arrest on molestation of a juvenile and crimes against nature charges. Deputies charged William Hayden, 49, Saturday. Monday, Hayden spoke with WBRZ News 2 off-camera and said the charges were concocted by, what his... more »
  • USS Kidd financial woes remain evident in audit

    August 11, 2014 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - USS Kidd leaders are working to correct financial troubles, mismanagement and lack of oversight made by its previous administration. Last September, News 2's Investigative Unit first uncovered the problems and questionable spending surrounding the ship. The Legislative Auditor's office released the ship's 2013 audit Monday, giving... more »
  • Dangerous area of town getting safer Play Video

    August 8, 2014 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There has been a steady drop in crime in Gardere, an area famous for issues. A review of the crime reports, obtained by WBRZ, show things are changing for the better. There has been a downward trend since 2008. Most recently, theft, burglary, narcotics, and reports of... more »
  • FedEx delivery man accused of stealing packages Play Video

    August 7, 2014 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a FedEx delivery driver accused of stealing packages from businesses and even police. Officers believe Nathaniel Smith Jr., 50, lied by saying he delivered goods but kept them for himself. "Smith would deliver an order but not the entire order," Cpl. Don Coppola... more »
  • Families frustrated over fence surrounding graves Play Video

    August 6, 2014 10:50 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A fence, surrounding part of a graveyard, is at the center of a controversy that is headed to court in Ascension Parish. Donaldsonville resident Gary Crochet bought land behind his house from the city, which includes ten grave sites. Crochet purchased it because he was afraid the... more »
  • Unaccompanied minors in La. to be enrolled in school Play Video

    August 5, 2014 9:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Unaccompanied minors, caught crossing the border illegally and then transferred to family members or sponsors in Louisiana, will soon be placed in schools around the state as they await a deportation hearing. Last week, the federal government revealed information that showed 1,071 immigrant children have been... more »
  • Jindal: time to stop flow of illegals crossing border Play Video

    August 4, 2014 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Following an afternoon trip to the United States border with Mexico, Governor Bobby Jindal addressed the 1,071 unaccompanied minors that are being cared for in Louisiana. "What doesn't make sense is to send the word out that if you get here illegally, you can stay without... more »
  • Political rift created by revelation of unaccompanied minors in La. Play Video

    July 31, 2014 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A political firestorm ignited Thursday when it was revealed more than 1000 unaccompanied minors from Central American countries have made their way to Louisiana and are living with sponsors. "[The Obama Administration is] trying to hide it; and I have a problem with that..and I think... more »
  • Mayor accused of breaking the law during budget talks

    July 28, 2014 10:55 PM

    GONZALES - City leaders got personal, tossing around allegations of malfeasance and misconduct, during a budget meeting Monday night. Councilman Gary Lacombe accused Mayor Barney Arceneaux of breaking the law when appointing people to the city's planning and zoning board. Prior to the meeting, Lacombe asked the Attorney General's... more »
  • Exclusive: dash cam video reveals why there is a $495,000 settlement Play Video

    July 23, 2014 11:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of Metro Council will have to give the final approval to pay $495,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit over an officer-involved shooting where a drunken man was shot and killed in 2011. On March 6th, 2011, Baton Rouge police officer Christopher Magee shot and... more »
  • Budget axe swings, takes out police and fire positions Play Video

    July 22, 2014 10:25 PM

    BAKER - Six positions were cut from the city of Baker's budget Tuesday, two firefighters and four police officers. The cuts will help balance the budget that had a near million dollar deficit. The move was approved by the council when it backed the balanced 2014-2015 budget. "We're... more »
  • Deputies: Child heard shots that killed mother Play Video

    July 21, 2014 9:56 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A six-year-old spent Monday night with family members after deputies said her father shot and killed her mother while the child was inside their home in Ascension Parish. Hours before the child was given to relatives, detectives found Shella "Shay" Howard shot to death in her bathroom.... more »
  • Teachers, bus drivers slam school district's budget Play Video

    July 17, 2014 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday's East Baton Rouge School Board meeting left many system workers upset. They are not happy with the 2014-2015 budget board members approved. System administration proposed the budget to members to address the system's $30 million deficit. The balanced spending plan cut teacher positions, asked each... more »
  • Baton Rouge unity group opposes school board reductions Play Video

    July 16, 2014 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Leaders are at odds over reducing the number school board members to increase productivity. Wednesday, The One Community One School District announced its opposition to the proposed measure. The group believes reducing members could cut black board members out of the equation and create discrimination. ... more »
  • Details about mansion, business raid and arrest Play Video

    July 15, 2014 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A businessman faces federal charges related to an investigation surrounding smuggled Chinese chemicals that made it into United States. Tim Tran was booked into jail in West Baton Rouge Tuesday after federal agents raided his warehouse and home, both in Baton Rouge. Tran owns Tim's Warehouse... more »
  • Dog burned, left for dead, now needs loving home Play Video

    July 11, 2014 10:33 PM

    NEW ROADS - Animal lovers are crying foul after a dog was burned with chemicals and left for dead. "He smelled like death," Pointe Coupee Parish Animal Shelter adoption director Carol Vincent said. "If you've moved things off the side of the road, he smelled worse than that." ... more »
  • Autopsy results reveal little in Talajia Dorsey murder case Play Video

    July 10, 2014 10:23 PM

    CONVENT - Medical examiners finished Talajia Dorsey's preliminary autopsy results Thursday and could not find a cause of death. Sheriff Willy Martin told WBRZ News 2, the results were inconclusive because the 12-year-old's body was left in the elements for six days. She was found near a cane field along... more »
  • Family, sheriff talk about murder charges in girl's death Play Video

    July 8, 2014 1:19 PM

    CONVENT - Authorities charged John Celestine with murder in the death of his fiance's daughter, who disappeared from her St. James Parish home last week. A grand jury indicted Celestine on first-degree murder charges of 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey Tuesday. It comes a day after Sheriff Willy Martin said his... more »
  • City claims man has no right to file lawsuit Play Video

    July 7, 2014 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish leaders claim a former state representative does not have the right to sue over a move related to the St. George incorporation because he is not affected by the annexation of the Mall of Louisiana and Baton Rouge General. Monday, the government of East Baton... more »
  • Neighbors argue over donkey, horse living in neighborhood Play Video

    July 2, 2014 9:49 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A neighborhood feud escalated into verbal threats which were captured by a WBRZ news crew filming a story Wednesday. The issue is over a horse and donkey kept behind a home in the Meadow Wood Park subdivision. Neighbors complained about the issue, and the animals' owner... more »
  • Road work sends drivers over the edge Play Video

    July 1, 2014 10:40 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Contractors are advising drivers to avoid La. 73 in Ascension Parish at all cost due to massive repairs underway. Drivers in Ascension Parish claim they are falling off the highway because of the road construction that started in the fall of 2011. "I didn't have enough... more »
  • Port officials fire back at locked out landowners Play Video

    June 26, 2014 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A heated confrontation about a land dispute took center-stage at Thursday's Port of Baton Rouge commission meeting. "They had the audacity to file suit," commission attorney Barry Wilkinson said. "They try to paint the port as an obstructionist and unwilling to work with them that is... more »
  • Southern football stadium, other facilities not meeting federal guidelines Play Video

    June 25, 2014 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University leaders are set to decide on upgrades at facilities that will get the school in line with federal guidelines, which it is not meeting currently. Buildings are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and must make changes. Southern admits its football stadium,... more »
  • Tennis balls used to smuggle drugs into prison Play Video

    June 17, 2014 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities charged an inmate after tennis balls stuffed with fake pot where found on prison grounds. Guards overheard inmate, Carlos Powell, 31, talking to a woman in a recorded phone call from East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on May 29th. Powell asked the woman to... more »
  • Arsons, blight plague neighborhoods Play Video

    June 12, 2014 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three abandoned houses were torched this week and city leaders want the blight problem fixed. The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating arsons at vacant houses on Coolidge Street, Nebraska Street and Tennessee Street. "Blighted homes can become a danger," BRFD's Curt Monte said. "Not... more »
  • Parents want refunds after flag football league fumbles Play Video

    June 11, 2014 10:57 PM

    WALKER - Parents are screaming; they want the money they paid to a flag football league organizer returned since the season has been postponed two months. The Baton Rouge Athletic Initiative Network was set to kickoff in March in Livingston Parish. But, kids did not start playing until June... more »
  • Pastor accused of stealing, bleeding church dry

    June 10, 2014 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City police officers and parish sheriff's deputies are searching for a pastor who is accused of writing forged checks and cashing them at different locations. Investigators accuse Joshua Lamb, 25, of bleeding the bank accounts of the True Fellowship Christian Church on Plank Road dry. He... more »
  • Senator Landrieu: EPA is full of "unelected bureaucrats" Play Video

    June 9, 2014 9:21 PM

    NEW ROADS - Senator Mary Landrieu called officials at the Environmental Protection Agency "unelected bureaucrats" and urged her cohorts in Congress to block the agency's plan to reduce carbon emissions. "[The] EPA doesn't have the authority, and I think Congress should take the responsibility, to set energy policy," Senator... more »
  • Gov. signs arbitration law, refugee could play

    June 6, 2014 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A young man denied his senior year of sports eligibility is getting another chance after Governor Bobby Jindal signed a bill into law Friday. The LHSAA refused to allow Clement Mubungwira to play sports at Episcopal High next year because of his age. Clement will be... more »
  • Miss USA misspells "Miss Louisiana", locals fix mistake

    June 5, 2014 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Miss USA pageant is printing new programs after a typo was discovered on a page featuring Miss Louisiana. Locals notice the error at Wednesday's preliminary event where a picture spells "Louisianna" next to a picture of Brittany Guidry, Miss Louisiana. The pageant's media staff... more »

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