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  • Outreach events planned for flood victims in Baton Rouge area

    June 25, 2017 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A series of outreach events has been planned for the Baton Rouge area in order to help flood victims get the assistance they need. Three outreach events have been scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday due to the high volume of flood-impacted homeowners visiting the Baton... more »
  • LSU fans flying high as Tigers advance to CWS finals Play Video

    June 24, 2017 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Walk-On’s on Nicholson was a packed house as fans filled the seats and bar area to watch the No. 4 LSU Tigers square off with the No. 1 Oregon State Beavers in the College World Series Semifinals. “Well, yesterday I didn't think we had a chance... more »
  • Louisiana man sentenced for theft of $165,000 in benefits

    June 24, 2017 7:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Thibodaux man has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to pay back more than $165,000 in fraudulently obtained Social Security benefits. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says in a news release that 42-year-old Clint A. Schwab was sentenced Thursday.... more »
  • Governor Edwards signs bill requiring warning signs for speed cameras

    June 24, 2017 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Cities and towns that use cameras to catch speeders will soon have to post signs notifying drivers about the monitoring. Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law a bill requiring the signs to be posted between 250 feet and 500 feet of the location... more »
  • EBRSO: Slidell contractor accused of scamming flood victim

    June 21, 2017 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies have arrested a contractor after he allegedly took thousands of dollars from a flood victim and failed to complete work on her home. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the victim hired 51-year-old Mark Tomerlin of Slidell and his company, All-Star Construction, to... more »
  • Man arrested after groping woman in Hooters restroom, running from police

    June 20, 2017 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officers have arrested a man on charges of sexual battery and resisting arrest after he allegedly groped a woman in a Hooters bathroom and fled from police Monday night. Police arrived at the Hooters on Corporate Boulevard in response to a disturbance around 10:30 p.m. Monday.... more »
  • Police: Man arrested after fatal shooting at Father's Day celebration in Slidell

    June 19, 2017 1:58 PM

    SLIDELL - Police say a man was arrested after a dispute between family and friends at a Father's Day celebration turned deadly Sunday night. According to the Slidell Police Department, several residents reported gunfire in the 1300 block of Sunset Drive around 8:45 p.m. Sunday. Police say the... more »
  • Louisiana House passes $28 billion-plus budget

    June 14, 2017 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the narrowest vote, lawmakers in the Louisiana House spurned their GOP leaders and backed a $28 billion-plus operating budget that would use every dollar forecast to be available for spending. The vote was a blow to House Republican leaders who wanted to withhold $100... more »
  • WBRSO locates missing Brusly man

    June 14, 2017 3:13 PM

    BRUSLY - The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office has safely located a man who went missing Friday. The sheriff's office says 46-year-old Cedric Davis went missing after he left his home Friday. A search for David went underway until he was found Wednesday afternoon. Deputies say friends were... more »
  • EBRSO: Man bound with electrical cables, cars stolen in armed robbery

    June 14, 2017 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a man Tuesday after he allegedly robbed a victim at gunpoint inside of his own home and fled the scene in a stolen sports car. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office first responded to the robbery on June 4, at a home on Landis... more »
  • Convenience store employee brutally beaten, mugged on his way to work Play Video

    June 13, 2017 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A long-time convenience store employee was mugged and badly beaten while biking to work from his Garden District home this month. The victim, Bruce Scott, works at the B-Quik on Perkins Road, and after more than 15 years of employment there, he’s become more than just... more »
  • Sting operation leads to arrest of pawn shop manager accused of buying stolen goods Play Video

    June 13, 2017 8:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies have arrested the manager of a Baton Rouge pawn shop after they say he knowingly obtained over $1,500 worth of stolen items with the intent to sell them. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 39-year-old Christopher Osterberger was arrested after deputies found that... more »
  • BRPD seeking suspect in armed robbery on Perkins Road

    June 13, 2017 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department is seeking a suspect in connection with an armed robbery at a Circle K over the weekend. According to police, the armed robbery occurred at a Circle K in the 3000 block of Perkins Road around 8 p.m. Sunday. Police say... more »
  • DOTD details $72 million project to widen I-10 near Highland Road

    June 13, 2017 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced the successful proposer for a $72 million project that will widen Interstate 10 near Highland Road. According to DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, James Construction Group, LLC, will carry out the project to widen the interstate from... more »
  • Report: NOPD investigating deadly crash involving ATV, dirt bikes

    June 13, 2017 2:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a deadly crash involving an ATV and two dirt bikes on Chef Menteur Highway that occurred Monday night. According to police, the crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Chef Menteur Highway and Majestic Oaks Drive.... more »
  • Woman relieved after boyfriend apprehended for murder

    June 12, 2017 8:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman is breathing a sigh of relief after her live-in boyfriend was apprehended by police for fatally stabbing a man over the weekend. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 120 block of North... more »
  • Flood surcharge on June water bills explained Play Video

    June 12, 2017 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Baton Rouge, Ascension and Livingston Parish residents open their water bills this month, some may notice an "August 2016 Flood Recovery Surcharge" added to their bill. It's not much - just a few cents - but it's enough for a few WBRZ viewers to question... more »
  • BRPD, other organizations help flood victims relax for a day Play Video

    June 11, 2017 11:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The joining of forces between Young Leaders Academy, Trinity Episcopal, St. Likes Episcopal Church, and the Baton Rouge Police Department has yielded “Men and Dads Unplugged”, a community outreach program developed to let those affected by the August 2016 flood get a day of relaxation. "Today... more »
  • Livingston Parish to receive additional $622K for flood recovery

    May 15, 2017 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA’s Public Assistance program has awarded Livingston Parish an additional $622,000 to assist with emergency protective measures following the 2016 August floods. Disaster funding will reimburse Livingston parish for medical and evacuation costs of nearly 600 inmates as well as for animal rescue and housing services... more »
  • Denham Springs bar affected by flood to be featured on 'Bar Rescue' show Play Video

    March 21, 2017 9:47 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A Denham Springs bar will be featured on Spike TV's show "Bar Rescue" Sunday evening. Big Mike's Bar and Grill, located on Aspen Square, suffered severe damage from the August flood of 2016. The establishment took on almost six feet of water and lost around $250,000... more »
  • Woman killed in crash with bulldozer on Interstate 55

    February 25, 2017 12:47 PM

    AMITE - A two-vehicle crash involving a bulldozer claimed the life of a Denham Springs resident Friday evening. According to State Police, the crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Interstate 55 near Amite. The crash took the life of 55-year-old Deanna Lawson, State Police said. Through the... more »
  • Murder charges pending in police officer deaths

    October 11, 2016 9:30 PM

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Riverside County prosecutors plan to file murder charges Wednesday against the man suspected of shooting two Palm Springs police officers. The district attorney's office has scheduled a news conference to announce the charges against 26-year-old John Hernandez Felix. Authorities say Felix fired an assault rifle through... more »
  • Local businesses in Denham discuss how to stay resilient after the flood Play Video

    September 20, 2016 9:15 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Some small businesses owners is Livingston Parish wanted to ensure locals remember how important the small shops are in the community. Tonight, local bookstore owner John Cavelier and his wife brought together small business owners and other community members to discuss keeping the small shops resilient after... more »
  • Louisiana Marine killed in California training exercise

    September 12, 2015 11:18 AM

    SAN DIEGO - Officials say the Marine killed in a truck rollover during training at a California base is a 21-year-old from Louisiana. The Marine Corps said in a statement Friday night that the man who died in Thursday night's accident at Camp Pendleton is Cpl. Bryan Michael Lauw of... more »
  • DEQ says 175 barrels of oil spilled in Denham Springs, cleanup underway

    July 24, 2015 3:15 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The Department of Environmental Quality said they believe 175 barrels of crude oil spilled into ditches on Linder Road in Denham Springs after a tanker truck overturned Monday. Emergency officials in Livingston parish said the truck rolled into the ditch Monday morning and spilled more than... more »
  • Two Denham Springs men arrested on child porn charges

    August 29, 2013 12:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two Denham Springs men have been arrested on charges of downloading child pornography. The arrests came from separate incidents, according the the Louisiana Attorney General's High Technology Crime Unit. 49-year-old Morris Roubique was booked into Livingston Parish Prison on five counts of pornography involving juveniles.... more »
  • Victim, suspect identified in Denham Springs murder

    June 3, 2013 2:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies identified the victim of a deadly shooting in Livingston Parish this weekend. Investigators arrested Wayne Matherne, 65, of Denham Springs after they said he shot and killed William Mixon, 65, of Baton Rouge Sunday night. Deputies said they were called to Caraway Road... more »
  • Hit and run kills woman on Greenwell Springs Road

    June 3, 2013 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A hit and run driver killed a 47-year-old woman on Greenwell Springs Road Saturday. Witnesses told Baton Rouge Police that Louise Hunter was attempting to cross the road when she was struck by a white car driven by a black male. The make and model of... more »
  • Emergency responders battling refinery fire

    April 25, 2013 10:40 AM

    KROTZ SPRINGS - Firefighters are still working to extinguish a refinery fire which broke out this morning in Krotz Springs. It happened at the Alon Refinery off Hwy. 190 around 8:15 a.m. A refinery spokesperson said firefighters got the flames under control within 20 minutes, but are still... more »
  • Cars wreck, catch fire in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 18, 2013 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders had to cut an elderly woman from her SUV after a wreck on Greenwell Springs Road this morning. It happened at the intersection of Greenwell Springs and Platt Drive. Surveillance video showed the woman's vehicle turning left at the intersection, then getting hit in... more »

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