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  • Women arrested for allegedly posing as dentists, providing services to illegal immigrants

    June 29, 2017 5:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans woman was arrested for practicing dentistry without a license and providing services to illegal immigrants. Attorney General Jeff Landry announced that 51-year-old Nancy Brown was arrested following an investigation by the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation It was discovered that... more »
  • Louisianians urged to pre-register for disaster food aid

    June 10, 2017 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's social services agency is encouraging people to pre-register for disaster food stamp aid in case a hurricane strikes the state this year. Disaster food stamps are available to households that wouldn't regularly be eligible for the food assistance, but who need help buying groceries... more »
  • Recognizing National EMS Week Play Video

    May 26, 2017 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Paramedics working countless hours in the community are recognized for doing what they do best. This week marks National EMS Week. Friday, WBRZ joined an EMS crew in the middle of their shift as it responded to calls around East Baton Rouge Parish. The ride-along included... more »
  • Services planned for 6-year-old Mississippi boy shot to death after car theft

    May 24, 2017 11:51 AM

    CANTON - Services have been set for a 6-year-old boy shot to death after a car theft outside a Jackson grocery store. WLBT-TV reports that a celebration of life for Kingston Frazier is planned for noon Friday at Morning Star Baptist Church. Byron McBride Jr.; Dwan Wakefield Jr.; and D'Allen... more »
  • Goodwood library to offer free restoration services for flood-damaged photos

    April 19, 2017 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Library is offering photo restoration services for residents whose photos were damaged in the August flood. The library is partnering with Operation Photo Rescue to offer services for two days to those who wish to recover their photos. The two-day event will... more »
  • Massage parlor closes amid sheriff's office investigation Play Video

    April 17, 2017 9:50 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Three women are facing charges in Ascension Parish for giving massages without a license. A sign outside of the E & W Health Center on Airline Highway says the business is undergoing renovations. But the lights were off outside and no one came to the door... more »
  • $10K grant for LSU Health student program to help homeless

    January 13, 2017 10:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans human services nonprofit is giving $10,000 to a program run by medical students to help homeless women and children get health care and education. LSU Health New Orleans says the grant comes from La Societe des Dames Hospitalieres. Students from five of the six... more »
  • Aramark to lay off more than 200 employees at Lafayette Medical Center

    October 17, 2016 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Aramark Healthcare Services, LLC, stationed at the Lafayette Medical Center, has announced that more than 200 employees will be laid off later this year. Lafayette Medical Center did not renew its contract with the company and will result in Aramark ceasing operations at the hospital on Dec.... more »
  • Funeral services set for slain deputy, daughter

    October 1, 2016 11:28 AM

    BRUSLY - Funeral services are scheduled for a West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy and her daughter who were killed following an argument with a neighbor outside their home in Glynn. Visitation for 42-year-old Donna LeBlanc, and 20-year-old Carli LeBlanc, will be from 9 a.m. until services at 2 p.m.... more »
  • Funeral services for WBR deputy and daughter set for Saturday

    September 29, 2016 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A deputy who was killed along with her daughter in a double-murder suicide on Tuesday will be laid to rest on Saturday. Corporal Donna LeBlanc and her 21-year-old daughter, Carli Jo, were killed during a shooting at their home. Police identified the shooter as their neighbor,... more »
  • New Orleans-flavored funeral for jazz musician Pete Fountain

    August 8, 2016 1:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Famed jazz musician Pete Fountain, who died Saturday, will get a New Orleans-flavored send-off during funeral services next week. Fountain's son-in-law and manager Benny Harrell said services will be held Aug. 17 at the city's St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter. Harrell said the service will... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police Officer Matthew Gerald laid to rest Play Video

    July 21, 2016 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A large crowd turned out for the first of three funerals for officers slain during last Sunday’s tragic ambush shooting. A viewing for Officer Matthew Gerald took place earlier on Friday morning at the site of his funeral service which began at 11 a.m. at Healing... more »
  • Vigil for fallen officers at Healing Place church Play Video

    July 19, 2016 2:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A large vigil was held Wednesday night at Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge. More than two-thousand people were in attendance. The crowd was made up of denominations from across the city. Watch the video of the emotional vigil here. Here's what's planned for Thursday:... more »
  • Al Sharpton among speakers at Sterling funeral Friday

    July 11, 2016 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Alton Sterling's funeral will be held Friday at Southern Univeristy, according to a release from the school. Viewing will be from 8 to 10:30 am before the funeral at 11 am in the university's F.G. Clark Activity Center. Sterling, 37, was shot to death by... more »
  • Funeral for Jefferson Parish deputy to be held Monday

    June 27, 2016 1:20 PM

    GRETNA – Funeral services for a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputy that was shot and killed Wednesday, June 22 in the line of duty will be held Monday afternoon. Deputy David Michel, Jr., 51, was shot to death near a Dunkin' Donuts on Manhattan Boulevard in Harvey. Witnesses told investigators the... more »
  • Calcasieu Parish starts court with options for veterans

    January 10, 2016 4:02 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - A new Veterans Treatment Court in Calcasieu Parish will offer mentoring and services instead of jail time for military veterans who are facing some criminal charges. The American Press reports the purpose of the court will be to divert veterans with service-connected substance abuse or mental health... more »
  • Mental health services see spike in demand as hospitals close Play Video

    November 30, 2015 7:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The growing mental health crisis in the Baton Rouge area was highlighted with the ongoing demolition of the Greenwell Springs Mental Hospital, and alternate services are struggling to keep up with the demand. Joyce Louis and Debra Kennedy are sisters who run an organization they call Shekinak... more »
  • Bill proposes beefier insurance for Uber, Lyft drivers

    May 20, 2015 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers for rideshare services like Uber and Lyft would be required to carry beefed-up insurance policies under a proposed law advancing in the Louisiana Legislature. The proposal's sponsor, Sen. Dan "Blade" Morrish, R-Jennings, said the bill is a "21st century" solution to public safety concerns that have... more »
  • State warns of reported phony 'rebate' scam

    December 11, 2014 3:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is warning the public of a potential scam that has been reported in the Lafayette area involving phony offers for discount store rebate cards. The con artists aim to trick people into providing credit card information. A news release... more »
  • Firefighters honor 9/11 victims Play Video

    September 10, 2014 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Baton Rouge Fire Department gathered for a moment of silence Thursday morning to honor those who died in the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago. Throughout the day, many organizations in the Baton Rouge community will host multiple events to honor and give... more »
  • Savory food for a great cause at Capital Chef's Showcase Play Video

    August 22, 2014 9:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can enjoy some delicious food for a great cause at the Capital Chef's Showcase. It's all to benefit Cancer Services of Baton Rouge. The event is Thursday, September 4th at the Baton Rouge River Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. You can find more information... more »

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