July 27, 2014 5:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police arrested a teen accused of going on a crime spree that involved three robberies, two women kidnapped and raped, two vehicles stolen, and one man shot early Sunday morning.
Officials say Andre Young, 19, and some other people robbed a woman on McClelland... more »
July 23, 2014 6:45 AM
KIEV, Ukraine - Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry. The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down 1:30 p.m. local time Wednesday over an area called Savur Mogila. Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksiy Dmitrashkovsky says the planes may have been carrying... more »
July 17, 2014 10:43 AM
WILMINGTON - President Barack Obama says the United States will offer any assistance possible to determine what happened to a downed passenger jet in Ukraine and why. Obama says the incident looks like it may be a terrible tragedy. He says the U.S. is working to determine whether any American... more »
July 1, 2014 3:37 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Construction workers in eastern New Orleans have found the body of a woman who had been shot and burned. The body was found in shrubbery alongside Michoud Boulevard about 4 p.m. Monday. Police said that workers who came across the body were excavating the land nearby. The... more »
June 24, 2014 11:58 AM
JENNINGS - A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a police officer in Jennings.
30-year-old George Lowdins was booked on first degree attempted murder of a police officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, resisting an officer by flight, and domestic abuse battery.... more »
June 15, 2014 11:17 AM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators say a man was shot and killed late Saturday night.
Baton Rouge Police say Jeffery Francois, 28, was found in a driveway on the 5300 block of Underwood Avenue, which is off of N. Foster Drive. It was about 10:30 p.m.
The case is... more »
May 27, 2014 2:15 AM
CLEARWATER, FL - Four men face multiple charges after two people were injured in a Memorial Day shooting on Florida's Clearwater Beach. Clearwater police spokeswoman Joelle Castelli says the Monday evening shootings arose from fights between groups of people. She says the first shots were fired by a group of... more »
May 20, 2014 5:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - A teenager was shot at an apartment complex when a stray bullet from a shooting blasted through her window Tuesday.
The shooting happened at the Elm Grove Garden Apartments in the 8700 block of Elm Grove Garden Drive. Investigators said a group of people were fighting... more »
May 7, 2014 11:01 AM
PLAQUEMINE - Authorities said an Iberville Parish man was found this morning shot in the head at his camp, and someone had tried to burn his truck.
Investigators said the parents of Kye Boudreaux found him dead this morning on the front porch of his camp. His boat had... more »
May 6, 2014 5:41 PM
BATON ROUGE- The polio virus is declared an international concern but doctors say vaccination is the answer.
The World Health Organization declared the polio virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. They're asking travelers to beware, and get booster shots, if traveling to countries where the disease is... more »
April 27, 2014 11:55 AM
MONROE - Monroe police are searching for a suspect in the shooting of a homeless man. Police responded to a call early Saturday and found 31-year-old Casey R. Williams lying unresponsive on the ground with a single gunshot wound to the neck. Williams was taken to a local hospital and... more »
April 16, 2014 7:44 PM
DENVER, COLORADO- A woman was shot in the head while on a 911 call to police and authorities are investigating if officers responded quickly enough since she was 15-minutes into the call for help. S
he told the 911 operator that her husband was hallucinating and asked her to... more »
April 8, 2014 6:21 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for answers after a man was shot and found dead in a canal near Washington Ave and Belfair Drive.
Police said Tuesday they aren't sure what killed 38-year-old Alexander Jason Scott, the gunshot wounds he suffered or the water he was found in. A... more »
February 27, 2014 7:11 AM
CINCINNATI, Ohio - Cincinnati police say a man is expected to survive after being shot 14 times. The 35-year-old man was rushed to a hospital Wednesday night after he was riddled with bullets in the arms, legs and body. The man's girlfriend drove him to the hospital after the attack... more »
February 12, 2014 11:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - A whooping crane is recovering from surgery at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.
It's one of two endangered birds found shot Friday in Jefferson Davis Parish. The other whooping crane died.
The recovering male bird had surgery on Sunday morning after two fractures were... more »
December 24, 2013 2:52 PM
WASHINGTON - Police say a man dressed as Santa delivering toys in southeast Washington, D.C., was popped in the back with a pellet gun as he walked down the street.
He is now recovering in the hospital.
Police say the man heard a popping sound a felt a... more »
November 22, 2013 6:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a man who they said was shot to death and found in a canal in Baton Rouge Friday morning.
Investigators said Kenneth Barton, 35, of Jackson, La. was shot during a break-in at a home on Cedar Avenue. A neighbor who... more »
November 14, 2013 6:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - It's been eight months since a jury found Mark Young not guilty of murder. Since then he's been shot twice, and his family claims it's because of that verdict.
The most recent attack was last night on Howard Street near Highland Road in South Baton Rouge.... more »
November 2, 2013 11:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating what busted a window on a city fire truck Friday night.
Firefighters were responding to a first aid call as the window was shot out. Police say it was not a bullet, but possibly a BB or pellet that went through... more »
October 24, 2013 2:31 PM
MILLINGTON, Tenn.- Police say a member of the National Guard opened fire Thursday afternoon at an armory outside a U.S. Navy base in Tennessee, wounding two soldiers before being taken into custody. Millington Police Chief Rita Stanback says the shooter was apprehended by other National Guard members. Stanback says the... more »
October 10, 2013 2:46 PM
HAMMOND - A mother rushed her 7-year-old to the hospital after he was hit in a drive-by shooting in Hammond.
A woman, her son and another person were driving down South Morrison Blvd. when two men in a dark blue pickup truck pulled beside them and began firing.
... more »
October 6, 2013 9:12 PM
BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police are investigating a shooting that left a 7-year-old child recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg.
It happened in the 12,000 block of LaMargie Street. Investigators say the suspect approached a GMC Yukon which was occupied by two subjects and began shooting. While... more »
September 29, 2013 11:55 AM
LAKE CHARLES - A 53-year-old man with no known criminal history is being held in lieu of $1 million bond, accused of shooting and killing a preacher during a revival service in southwest Louisiana. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says Woodrow Karey, of Lake Charles, surrendered minutes after Ronald Harris... more »
September 28, 2013 4:37 PM
LAKE CHARLES - A Louisiana pastor has been shot and killed during a nighttime revival service, and authorities say a suspect has been arrested. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers says the shooting occurred about 8:20 p.m. Friday at Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles. Myers says... more »
September 9, 2013 9:07 AM
JACKSON, Miss.- Mississippi's record for the heaviest alligator has fallen again with the catch of a 741.5-pounder in the backwater of the Mississippi River near Port Gibson on Sunday morning. The Clarion-Ledger reports that it also tied the record for longest alligator at 13-feet, 6.5-inches. Jimmy Greer of Canton, Dalco... more »
August 31, 2013 1:44 PM
SANAA - Security officials in Yemen say suspected al-Qaida-linked gunmen have shot and killed a senior intelligence officer. The security officials said Hassan al-Mansouri was killed Saturday in Labous, in the southern Lahj province, following a day of clashes between local tribesmen and suspected members of al-Qaida in the area.... more »
August 21, 2013 4:15 PM
GONZALES - Police said a man shot after a confrontation with one of their officers this weekend is out of the hospital and on his way to jail.
Sgt. Steven Nethken with Gonzales Police said Daniel West, 33, was being interviewed by their detectives and deputies from the Ascension... more »
August 19, 2013 12:24 PM
GONZALES - Investigators said an armed robbery suspect shot in a confrontation with Gonzales Police is in critical but stable condition, and expected to survive.
Sgt. Steven Nethken said Daniel West, 33, was shot through the neck Sunday night by Sgt. Gary Ferrari, an 11-year veteran of the force,... more »
July 17, 2013 10:21 AM
DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested four men they said were involved in the shooting of a Donaldsonville teen killed last week, and said more arrests could be coming.
Investigators arrested Jakil Jones, 21; Max Batiste, 22; Trevel Dunn, 20, and Saquan Sullivan, 17, late Tuesday night. They charged Jones... more »
June 24, 2013 9:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - A police raid to catch an attempted murder suspect caught several men, including the suspect, smoking marijuana in broad daylight authorities said.
Monday, Baton Rouge officers arrested Steaphon Harris,28, for shooting a man at 1819 N. Marque Ann three days earlier.
Police said Harris was... more »
June 23, 2013 12:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A 5-year-old girl was shot in the head Sunday morning in the St. Roch neighborhood in New Orleans, according to WVUE.
The shooting happened in the 2200 block of N. Galvez Street around 11 a.m.
The girl was taken to a local hospital, but the... more »
June 4, 2013 12:06 PM
BENTON - A 3-year-old boy remains in the hospital after he was accidentally shot Monday evening. Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies say the shooting happened about 6 p.m. off Scarborough Road northeast of Benton. Deputies say a .22 caliber rifle that was propped against a sliding glass door fell and discharged... more »
May 28, 2013 11:44 AM
PONCHATOULA - A man who was shot last week on the east side of Ponchatoula has died of his injuries. The Daily Star of Hammond reports that 50-year-old Greg McGary, was shot in the face Thursday night near a Ponchatoula restaurant. Police are still looking for the shooter. more »
May 22, 2013 9:53 AM
BOSTON - Law enforcement officials say a man was shot while he was being questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing case after he lunged at an FBI agent with a knife. Two officials confirmed that 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev came at the agent Wednesday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because... more »
May 18, 2013 4:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - An 8-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his 12-year-old brother in Baton Rouge, according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks.
Hicks says the boys were at their grandparents' house on the 400 block of Old Rafe Meyer Rd. when the 12-year-old accidentally... more »
April 30, 2013 10:32 AM
PRAIRIEVILLE - The owners of Alligator Bayou Swamp Tours said authorities are investigating the killing of several alligators on their property.
The gators were found shot sometime Monday, according to the business.
News 2's Michael Shingleton will have more details starting at 5 p.m. more »
April 25, 2013 3:47 PM
PORT ALLEN - Investigators identified a man who died after they said he was shot last night in West Baton Rouge Parish and driven to East Baton Rouge Parish to try and get to a hospital.
Col. Richie Johnson with the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Leon... more »
April 19, 2013 5:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - People are lining up to adopt a dog shot in the eye but the requirements to take him home are not easy to meet.
Last month, someone in Livingston Parish shot Winchester the dog and left him for dead. But less than a month later, he's... more »
April 18, 2013 6:30 PM
LIVINGSTON - A dog that was left for dead is now finding it hard to find a home.
Last month, someone shot a dog in the eye and left it bleeding in a ditch. It stayed there overnight. The next day someone found the dog.
It spent the... more »
April 12, 2013 2:47 PM
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - Officials say two women have been shot and a suspect is in custody following a shooting at a community college section of a Virginia mall. Emergency officials received a 911 call around 2 p.m. Friday about someone with a gun at the New River Community College satellite... more »
April 9, 2013 7:27 PM
TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI- A Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephant was hit by a bullet in a drive-by shooting, but is not seriously wounded.
Carol the Elephant is part of the circus act in Tupelo for performances and was outside the BancorpSouth Arena.
A $250 reward is... more »
April 8, 2013 6:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities identified the man shot and killed by Baton Rouge Police today during a confrontation in which investigators said he stabbed two officers.
Detectives said Bradford Louis Etheredge, 37, died after the incident at his residence on N. 24th Street just after 1 p.m. Monday.
... more »
April 8, 2013 1:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating the stabbing of two of its officers this afternoon.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said the officers were stabbed after getting in the middle of a dispute between two people at 129 N. 24th Street shortly after 1 p.m. Monday.
Stubbs said... more »
March 18, 2013 8:52 AM
PONTIAC, Mich.- Jurors have been given many options in the trial of a 75-year-old Detroit-area woman who fatally shot her teen grandson. A judge says the jury can consider first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter. Closing arguments are set for Monday. Sandra Layne says she shot 17-year-old... more »
March 15, 2013 10:49 AM
BATON ROUGE - One of three people shot overnight in Baton Rouge died today, according to spokesperson Cpl. L'Jean McKneely.
The shootings happened around 9:20 p.m. Thursday night, according to a news release from Lt. Don Kelly. He said three males were found wounded in two different vehicles at... more »
March 8, 2013 3:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities said a group of students were threatened by someone with a gun behind McKinley High School this afternoon.
Casey Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said deputies were told by students that a man pointed a gun at them and then fled.
... more »
February 21, 2013 11:08 AM
ATLANTA- Health officials say this season's flu shot is only 9 percent effective in protecting seniors against the most common and dangerous flu bug. Flu vaccine tends to protect younger people better than older ones and is never 100 percent effective. But experts say the preliminary results released Thursday are... more »
January 30, 2013 10:45 AM
CHICAGO - A 15-year-old majorette who performed at some of President Barack Obama's recent inauguration festivities has been shot to death in Chicago. Police say Hadiya Pendleton was shot in the back Tuesday in a South Side park and died at a city hospital. Authorities say Hadiya was one of... more »
January 28, 2013 7:49 PM
BOSSIER CITY, La. - Bossier City Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving an elderly couple. Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale says authorities responded to the home of the couple - both in their 80s - about 10 a.m. Monday after a relative stopped by and found the man and... more »
January 22, 2013 10:28 AM
ADDIS - Authorities identified the suspect killed during a hostage standoff last night, and said one other person connected to the case is still on the loose.
Col. Richie Johnson with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said police shot and killed Ray Charles Hayes, 50, as he threatened... more »
January 17, 2013 6:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting this morning in Baton Rouge.
Police said Deaundre Williams, 20, is wanted for murder and attempted murder after the shooting in the 1800 block of 71st Street just before 2 a.m.
... more »
January 11, 2013 2:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a woman killed when someone shot at her apartment on La Margie street in Baton Rouge last night.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said Shaquanan Jones, 26, died around 9:30 p.m. last night. He said she'd been hit by... more »
December 28, 2012 9:29 PM
GONZALES- A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed in a mobile home Friday evening.
Sheriff's deputies are still investigating, and have not released much else.
Investigators did tell WBRZ News 2, at least 5 teens were in the home on Oak Meadow Street when a gun fired, hitting... more »
December 26, 2012 1:45 PM
WEBSTER, N.Y.- The upstate New York firefighters wounded by a gunman as they responded to a blaze are on the mend and thankful for the outpouring of support. Joseph Hofstetter and Theodore Scardino said in a statement released by Strong Memorial Hospital that they are "humbled and overwhelmed." Police say... more »
December 17, 2012 2:18 PM
TOPEKA, Kan. - Authorities have identified the gunman who killed two Topeka police officers as a 22-year-old man who records show had a criminal record. During a news conference Monday, authorities said the shooter was David Tiscareno. Officers later shot him. Online court records show Tiscareno was convicted previously of... more »
December 13, 2012 12:59 PM
LOS ANGELES - The moon is about to take another hit. Twin NASA spacecraft are preparing to crash into the lunar surface next week after a successful mission mapping the moon's gravity. Scientists say the crash won't be visible from Earth. The spacecraft - named Ebb and Flow - are... more »
December 12, 2012 10:33 AM
LIVONIA - A teen shot in the head during a hunting accident is doing better than expected, according to his father.
He said Brandt Torres, 15, was able to come home from the hospital Tuesday. He said his son was also talking a little bit, and would be starting... more »
December 11, 2012 10:21 AM
BREAUX BRIDGE - Several groups including relatives of a 16-year-old who was shot and killed by a Breaux Bridge police officer are demanded an independent investigation. The Advocate reports the groups have characterized the death as excessive force against an unarmed teenager who panicked. State police say Darneisha Harris was... more »
December 4, 2012 12:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - Family members said a Livonia teen accidentally shot in the head during a duck hunt is awake and recovering.
The father of Brandt Torres, 15, told News 2 his son was no long in a medically-induced coma, was breathing on his own and was able to... more »
November 27, 2012 12:20 AM
BATON ROUGE - Court documents show Shermaine Matthews was the primary witness in a shooting on the Mississippi River Bridge earlier this year.
Family members said Matthews, 28, was shot five times while traveling in a car on the bridge on the Fourth of July. He was in critical... more »
November 20, 2012 5:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Two men are recovering from gunshot wounds to their hands after confronting a suspect who tried to rob two women at gunpoint.
Around 1:00 a.m. today, Baton Rouge Police responded to the 700 block of East Boyd Drive near Nicholson.
Investigators said it happened while... more »
November 9, 2012 11:13 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said one person was shot this morning in the northern part of East Baton Rouge Parish, and they're still searching for the shooter.
EBRSO spokesperson Casey Hicks said a 20-year-old man was shot in the back around 10 a.m.
It happened near the... more »
November 9, 2012 10:16 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a teen girl shot and paralyzed back in May died from her injuries this week.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said Mary Johnson, 16, of Baker died on Nov. 7. She'd been shot in the back of the neck while walking down... more »
October 19, 2012 5:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - The search continues in Baton Rouge for a gunman who shot another man in the face.
It happened just after midnight at Capital Square Apartments off North 17th Street.
According to police the 33-year-old victim was trying to buy drugs in the complex before the... more »
October 16, 2012 2:34 PM
BIRMINGHAM, England - An official at the British hospital treating a Pakistani teen activist says the people who showed up asking about the girl were probably just "over-curious," not a threat to her safety. Dr. Dave Rosser, medical director of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, says several people turned... more »
September 25, 2012 4:58 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the boyfriend of a pregnant woman after she was shot and killed earlier today in Baton Rouge. He was emotional and proclaimed his innocence as he was escorted into a police car bound for Parish Prison.
Police said investigators arrested Adam Sterling. He was... more »
September 25, 2012 2:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS- The federal government says somebody shot and killed a bottlenose dolphin found dead over the weekend on Elmer's Island - and there's a reward for information about whoever did it. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society is offering a $1,500 reward... more »
September 22, 2012 4:30 PM
JACKSON - A Jackson State University security guard was found dead in a city street on Saturday morning. WLBT-TV reports that 27-year-old Joseph Welch was shot five times, according to officials. Jackson police say Welch failed to show up for work at 10 p.m. Friday night. "We got a shots... more »
August 24, 2012 5:40 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man is recovering from a shooting after someone shot him through a wall while he slept.
It happened early Friday morning on Hollywood Street near I-110. The man's stepson says the victim saved his wife's life by switching sides of the bed, just minutes before the... more »
July 31, 2012 11:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - Students must be up-to-date on their vaccinations when they return to school.
Louisiana law requires children age four or older who are entering kindergarten, pre-kindergarten, daycare or Head Start programs this year must have proof they have received a booster dose of Poliovirus vaccine (IPV), two... more »
July 25, 2012 5:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police responded to a shooting this afternoon in Baton Rouge that injured a woman and child.
It happened just before 5 p.m. at 1824 Ryder Lane. According to DA Hillar Moore, the victims were a 28-year-old woman and 11-year-old girl. He said they were walking down... more »
July 23, 2012 5:50 PM
BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge man once accused of murder was found dead on Madison Avenue early Monday morning.
Police found Kedrick Dennis, 30, shot to death in front of his North Baton Rouge home today.
Dennis was accused of killing Kreglan Gaines in 2010, then released after... more »
July 20, 2012 5:22 PM
BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge teen is one of 71 shot during a sold-out midnight premier of the new Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado. At least 12 were killed.
18-year-old Bonnie Kate Pourciau was hit in the knee after authorities said 24-year-old James Holmes opened... more »
June 29, 2012 2:38 PM
COVINGTON - Police say a man was shot as he confronted two intruders trying to break into a Covington home. A Covington news release says the attempted home invasion happened early Thursday at a residence occupied by Kim Dilworth, his girlfriend and her 3-year-old child. The two were attempting to... more »
June 19, 2012 1:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police filed for an arrest warrant this afternoon, after they said the husband of a pregnant whoman shot her during an argument earlier today.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the shooting happened at 12:40 p.m. on 2025 Bay Street, and that a 26-year-old male shot a 23-year-old... more »