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  • THE INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Politicians told to pay fines Play Video

    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 »
  • Dark past could mean bright future for USS Kidd Play Video

    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 »
  • Woman on life support after being thrown out of bar

    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 »
  • Talkin' trash: Ole Miss tries throwing around corn dogs Play Video

    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 »
  • Photo becomes front and center in police inquiry Play Video

    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 »
  • Prison investigation leads to firing, demotion

    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 »
  • After freak death, mother planning daughter's funeral on birthday Play Video

    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 »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Police department under civil service investigation Play Video

    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 »
  • Ebola scare shows holes in state education procedure Play Video

    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 »
  • Vigilante rat killer deals with infestation Play Video

    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 »
  • Inside the woods where wanted man is hiding Play Video

    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 »
  • Police link men to elaborate pharmacy smash- and-grabs Play Video

    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 »
  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Cop fired after tirade, blames department Play Video

    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 »
  • Video features judge and man wearing prison orange Play Video

    October 7, 2014 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Opponents of Judge Trudy White are questioning a video that shows her standing next to a man in prison orange promoting her candidacy. Judge White is running for re-election of her seat on district court in East Baton Rouge Parish. The election is November 4th. ... more »
  • Sticker shock: The price of an LSU loss Play Video

    October 6, 2014 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses are taking a hit with LSU's lackluster start to the season. Managers at businesses depending on LSU to attract customers said Monday, they've seen high-dollar differences the Sunday following an LSU loss. "Everybody's just in a period of mourning after a big loss," Zippy's... more »
  • LA officials: No need to panic over Dallas Ebola patient Play Video

    September 30, 2014 9:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State and local health officials are prepared, should someone in the region show signs of Ebola, but said Tuesday, there is no need to worry following a positive test result in Texas. "For everybody to go around everyday worrying about Ebola, (it) doesn't make any sense... more »
  • 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 »

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