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  • Nearly two dozen killed in suicide attack on police station

    February 17, 2015 4:31 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Officials have raised the death toll in an attack on an Afghan police station, saying the assault killed at least 20 officers. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The assault Tuesday happened in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of Logar province, some 50 miles east of Kabul. There,... more »
  • SpaceX aims for pre-dawn launch to the space station

    January 6, 2015 4:39 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - A SpaceX rocket stands poised at Cape Canaveral, Florida, for a pre-dawn flight to the International Space Station. The unmanned Dragon capsule contains more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments ordered up by NASA. That's the primary objective for SpaceX. But the California-based company... more »
  • Emergency responders say they're ready for Ebola check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 6, 2014 6:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a man caused an entire police station to evacuate on Friday, emergency responders say they are ready to handle Ebola if it came to Baton Rouge. A protective face mask, gloves and gowns are just a few ways emergency responders prepare for any situation that... more »
  • City's gas station takeover saves residents at the pump check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 22, 2014 10:20 AM

    SOMERSET, KY - A town in Kentucky has come up with a unique way to help its citizens save at the pump. City leaders of Somerset were hearing complaints from residents about rising gas prices, so they took action and bought a gas station. The city-run gas station is... more »
  • Family attacked, told they were in the "wrong neighborhood"

    May 13, 2013 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested one man and issued two misdemeanor summons after they said a family was attacked at a Baton Rouge gas station this weekend and told they were in the "wrong neighborhood." Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said Baton Rouge Police arrested Donald Dickerson on suspicion of second-degree... more »
  • 3 officers hurt in shooting at NJ police station

    December 28, 2012 9:34 AM

    GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Three officers have been injured in a shooting at a police station in southern New Jersey. The shooting occurred at the Gloucester Township police station in Camden County. Police say gunfire erupted inside the police station at about 5:45 a.m. Friday as a man... more »
  • Johnny Football has Aggies riding high in SEC

    November 15, 2012 4:42 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - In his Hill Country hometown of Kerrville, Texas, Johnny Football never would have been known by such a specific nickname. Mark Smith, the high school coach of Johnny Manziel, says he could have been Johnny Baseball or Johnny Golf - "he could have been anything he... more »
  • RaceTrac apologizes, offers help after fuel switch

    September 27, 2012 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The RaceTrac chain of gas stations released a statement today apologizing for a mistake which caused some people to pump diesel fuel into their gas-burning vehicles. Company spokesperson Dayna Reed said early the morning of Sept. 22 their fuel carrier mistakenly pumped diesel into the regular... more »
  • Gas station problem could lead to costly repairs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 26, 2012 5:28 PM

    DUTCHTOWN - Many drivers say they had diesel in their gas-burning cars after filling up over the weekend at a Dutchtown gas station. Drivers told News 2 today about problems at the RaceTrac on Highway 73. Service technicians at LeBlanc Nissan say at least four customers have brought vehicles... more »
  • Volunteers provide much-needed help in Livingston check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2012 5:10 PM

    MAUREPAS- Relief organizations like the Red Cross and Salvation Army, as well as local volunteers, are helping people deal with Hurricane Isaac cleanup in Livingston Parish. The Livingston Parish District 9 Fire Station in Maurepas has been operating as a distribution site for the past several days. Lines of... more »
  • Truck hits building, no one injured

    August 20, 2012 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said no one was hurt when an SUV slammed into a gas station in East Baton Rouge Parish this afternoon. It happened around 2:45 p.m. at the Racetrac on 4665 Essen Lane, according to Casey Rayborn Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.... more »
  • Road closed after fuel truck flips at gas station

    August 20, 2012 5:17 PM

    WALKER - Police shut down a portion of Florida Blvd. in Walker after an 18-wheeler turned over at a gas station this afternoon. Walker Police said it happened at the Best Stop across from Sunland Fabricators, near the corner of Florida and N. Corbin Rd. (LA 449). Police... more »
  • Port Allen pair arrested for shooting delivery driver Play Video

    August 7, 2012 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police say Phillip Carter and Robert Pierson have been arrested in connection with a shooting during an armed robbery. It happened at a gas station on the corner of Saint Ferdinand Street and Government Street around 3:00 am. Police say they responded and later caught... more »
  • Founder of Baton Rouge TV station WAFB dies

    June 25, 2012 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The founder of Baton Rouge television station WAFB-TV, Tom Gibbens, died this weekend. He was 95. Gibbens launched the station in 1953 and was its first general manager. It was the first live television station in Baton Rouge, and only the second in Louisiana. Visitation... more »
  • 1 dead in WBR gas station shooting, brother of murder suspect arrested

    May 27, 2012 11:02 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Another violent incident at a Port Allen gas station has left one person dead. It happened just before midnight Saturday at the Racetrac on La. 1, near the scene of a deadly shooting two weeks ago that left a Brusly High School student dead. According... more »
  • Sandbags ready for heavy rain in Ascension Parish

    May 11, 2012 10:30 AM

    GONZALES - Parish workers set up sandbag locations for Ascension Parish residents concerned about expected heavy rains this weekend. Department of Public Works Director Ronnie Fairchild said sand and bags are staged at five fire stations in the parish. Residents need to bring their own shovels to the locations.... more »
  • WBRZ named community station of the year

    March 29, 2012 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ's employees were honored with 3 awards from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters (LAB) Thursday at the Crowne Plaza hotel. The station and its employees won the award for Community Station of the Year. Projects like Pat's Coats for Kids, Feed a Family, Stuff the... more »
  • Man injured in Walker fight check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 17, 2011 7:56 AM

    WALKER - Walker police are investigating an early morning fight that sent one man to the hospital. According to Chief Hunter Grimes, two men were arguing at a home on the 9500 block of Florida Boulevard when they began fighting. One of the men believed he was shot and... more »
  • Taxes could double in Ascension Parish for fire protection

    November 9, 2010 7:05 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - People in Prairieville could soon face a doubled tax for fire protection. They already pay a 10-mill tax for fire protection, but Fire Chief Mark Stewart wants another one to keep up with the exploding population. "It's been very difficult, and I can't say we're keeping... more »
  • Gonzales seeks grant for new police station

    October 12, 2010 6:44 AM

    The Gonzales City Council will work with the Ascension Parish government on a $1 million Community Development Block Grant that will help fund a new police station. The city has also set aside $3 million in its capital outlay budget to fund the new facility. Chief Sherman Jackson says the... more »
  • Crews shoot scene from Coppola movie in Amite

    September 16, 2010 6:10 AM

    Amite residents may be able to see their train and police stations in Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of "On the Road" by novelist Jack Kerouac. The Daily Star of Hammond reports that Northeast Central Avenue in downtown Amite was closed to traffic and pedestrians early Tuesday, as the outdoor area... more »
  • Houma police adding presence to downtown

    March 30, 2010 5:26 AM

    The Houma Police Department has an added presence in downtown Houma in order to keep up with increasing foot traffic drawn by development and revitalization efforts. The agency converted a few rooms in the old Houma City Hall's first floor to house traffic and criminal patrol divisions. Six officers will... more »

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