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  • Memphis police arrest person of interest following officer murder

    August 2, 2015 2:07 PM

    MEMPHIS - Memphis police say that a person of interest has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph told The Associated Press that a person is in custody but no charges have been filed. She says the... more »
  • Prosecutors say Sandra Bland's injuries consistent with suicide

    July 23, 2015 12:06 PM

    HEMPSTEAD - Investigators say no injuries consistent with a violent homicide were found during an autopsy of a woman who was found dead in a Texas jail. Waller County prosecutor Warren Diepraam on Thursday discussed details of the autopsy of 28-year-old Sandra Bland, who authorities say was found hanging in... more »
  • Kentucky clerk prayed over decision to stop issuing marriage licenses

    July 20, 2015 3:25 PM

    COVINGTON, Ky. - A county clerk in Kentucky says she prayed and fasted for months before deciding to stop issuing marriage licenses once the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis testified Monday in a federal hearing stemming from a lawsuit brought against her by... more »
  • Diesel cleaned up, I-12 reopens

    July 31, 2014 6:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE -All lanes are opened on I-12 West after it was brought to a standstill this morning. According to DOTD, a disabled truck on the shoulder near I-12 West at Drusilla Ln. was leaking diesel on the road. Traffic was diverted while crews cleaned-up the spill. We'll... more »
  • Lawsuit filed against truck stop tiger owner

    June 25, 2014 2:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A former state lawmaker and a national animal rights group have filed a lawsuit challenging a newly-passed law that lets a Grosse Tete gas station owner keep a tiger on site. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Baton Rouge. It claims lawmakers and the governor violated the... more »
  • Tiger can stay at Grosse Tete truck stop

    June 20, 2014 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tony the Tiger can stay in his quarters at a Grosse Tete truck stop. Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law Senate Bill 250, granting an exception for the tiger. The bill, which the governor sent to the Secretary of State's Office as part of a huge... more »
  • Mega Bus gets iced in at Baton Rouge stop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 24, 2014 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mega Bus gets stuck in Baton Rouge for hours on its way to Houston. More than 60 Mega Bus passengers got stuck in Baton Rouge as they waited for the ice to melt on the interstate. "Everybody was hoping that with what little bit that... more »
  • Caught on camera: drivers ignore traffic laws on dangerous street check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 13, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Neighbors are concerned their road is turning into a speedway for drivers. While filming a story on the dangers of Victoria Drive, a WBRZ News 2 camera caught a car speeding through a stop sign. People who live on the street, near the intersection with Prescott... more »
  • Federal unemployment stops while state rate drops check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 27, 2013 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 7,000 people in Louisiana will lose their unemployment benefits Saturday. Only people who qualified for an extra 37 weeks of coverage, on top of the traditional 26 weeks of benefits will lose their benefits. This is part of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation provided by the... more »
  • Big, blue bus to stop in BR

    September 5, 2013 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The hard to miss, blue, double-decker buses of Megabus.com will be adding this city to its stop next week. The bus will depart from downtown and provide service to Houston and New Orleans. "Because of increased demand in the South, we're excited to announce express service... more »
  • Nearly 50 pounds of marijuana seized in traffic stop

    August 1, 2013 12:48 PM

    HENDERSON - State Police seized nearly 50 pounds of marijuana and arrested a Texas man during a traffic stop this morning on I-10. Troopers stopped 35-year-old Myvar Abdullah's car at the Henderson and Cecilia exit around 2:45 a.m. They brought in a St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office K-9... more »
  • LA Swift bus service to end July 31

    July 26, 2013 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation officials today announced that the LA Swift bus service will stop operations next week. The Department of Transportation and Development said they could not secure local funding to keep paying for the service, which was put in place after Hurricane Katrina to move affected... more »
  • Truck stop tiger case goes to La. Supreme Court

    July 3, 2013 3:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The owner of a truck stop near Baton Rouge has asked the Louisiana Supreme Court to let him keep a 12-year-old tiger named Tony. Attorney Joan Treadway Morris, of Baton Rouge, says she filed the writ for Michael Sandlin and Tiger Truck Stop Inc. in Grosse Tete, about... more »
  • CATS announces new route to hospital

    June 25, 2013 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Transit System confirmed today they're adding a new route directly to Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge. The closest stop for the bus system before now was at Siegen Lane and Industriplex Blvd., about a 45 minute walk away from the hospital. "I... more »
  • Truck stop mulls Supreme Court bid to keep tiger

    June 12, 2013 2:21 PM

    GROSSE TETE - The lawyer for a truck stop fighting for the right to keep a live tiger on display says the case will be taken to the state Supreme Court if necessary. A three-judge panel of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal on Friday refused to reconsider its April... more »
  • Man abandons in-gear car during traffic stop

    May 31, 2013 11:50 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Police in Shreveport are trying to determine why a man abandoned his car, leaving it in gear as he fled what started out as a routine traffic stop. The car rolled away, coming to a stop atop a guard rail on Shreveport's Portland Street Bridge. Nobody injuries were... more »
  • Bomb found in the back of a truck

    May 12, 2013 1:22 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - A device found in the back of a truck on Plantation Avenue in West Baton Rouge Saturday night was a bomb. The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office responded to a truck behind Minnow's Truck Stop, off of Highway 415, around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The... more »
  • Woman in anti-smoking PSA says her daughter helped her kick the habit check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 8, 2013 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pictures are all that Tiffany Roberson has left of her mother, who died from lung cancer when Tiffany was just 16. "She missed out on, of course, senior prom, my high school and college. She missed out on the birth of my daughter," she told News... more »
  • Ascension students to present anti-bullying campaigns

    April 16, 2013 11:41 AM

    GONZALES - Students from all eight Ascension Parish middle schools are presenting projects to inform the public about bullying. It's part of the "Stop the Silence" project showcase taking place at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Gonzales Civic Center. Students will present their projects including a... more »
  • Officer dragged by vehicle during traffic stop

    January 8, 2013 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A traffic stop in Baton Rouge turned into something else entirely early this morning. Sources tell News 2 a Baton Rouge Police officer stopped a vehicle, and was then dragged some distance by that vehicle near the 16000 block of Florida Avenue. Baton Rouge Police... more »
  • Tips to spot, stop child abuse check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 14, 2012 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A day after two parents were arrested for child cruelty, state leaders want you to know about a tool that can help prevent child abuse. The Department of Children and Family Services offers a 24/7 hotline that you can call when you suspect abuse, 1-855-4-LA-KIDS. ... more »
  • Washington state trooper killed after traffic stop

    February 23, 2012 7:35 AM

    BREMERTON, Wash. - Police are looking for the killer who shot a Washington State Patrol trooper early Thursday during a traffic stop about 20 miles west of Seattle. Patrol communications manager Monte Simpson says the trooper had stopped the vehicle near the town of Gorst before 1 a.m. on Highway... more »
  • Wikipedia blacks out site to protest US bills

    January 18, 2012 11:48 AM

    NEW YORK - Wikipedia is blocking visitors from its English-language articles and Google has blacked out the logo on its home page as they join other sites in protesting legislation pending in Congress that's aimed at shutting down sites that share pirated movies and other content. Wikipedia and Google are... more »
  • Another suit filed in truck stop tiger case

    January 4, 2012 6:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The owner of a Grosse Tete truck stop has filed suit against the state of Louisiana and Iberville Parish in a last-ditch effort to keep a 550-pound tiger on display at the facility. The Advocate reports the lawsuit, filed Tuesday, comes two months after a... more »
  • One injured in Zachary robbery

    December 9, 2011 3:58 PM

    ZACHARY - A party turned violent early Friday morning when a patron was shot trying to stop an armed robbery at the event, according to Zachary police. Authorities say guests of small party located at 5905 Carpenter Road tried to rob other guests in attendance. That's when 20-year-old... more »
  • Louisiana judge pulls permit for truck stop tiger

    November 2, 2011 2:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state judge in Baton Rouge has granted an animal rights group's petition to revoke the permit of a truck stop that has for more than a decade kept a live tiger on display. State District Judge Mike Caldwell on Wednesday ruled in favor of the... more »
  • Appeals court overturns Tiger Truck Stop decision

    August 29, 2011 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An appeals court today threw out a ruling the state couldn't issue any new large animal permits to Tiger Truck Stop, whose big cat has been the center of big controversy among animal rights groups. The decision by the First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a... more »
  • EBR Schools preparing for bus cameras

    August 25, 2011 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The process of installing cameras on East Baton Rouge school buses is about to begin, but the school district isn't footing the bill. The school board recently approved a measure to put the cameras on 35 of the district's 600 buses, at a cost of $7,000... more »
  • Judge: No more permits for truck stop tiger

    May 6, 2011 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The owner of a tiger on display at an Iberville Parish truck stop will not receive any new permits to keep the animal, according to a judge's ruling today. The Advocate reports District Judge Mike Caldwell ruled that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries can't... more »
  • Traffic stop leads to drug arrest in St. Tammany Parish

    March 18, 2011 3:12 PM

    A routine traffic stop in St. Tammany Parish, leads to the arrest of two men for drugs. During the stop, State Police searched the men's SUV and found over four pounds of marijuana in the trunk. Troopers arrested Dillon McDonald, 18 of Ft. Walton, Florida, and Cayman Shoemaker,... more »
  • High-speed pursuit ends with K9 choked, man tased

    March 14, 2011 2:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies tased a Baton Rouge man Monday night after they said he led authorities on two high-speed chases, then tried to choke a K9 when he wouldn't get out of his stopped vehicle. Jacob M. Myers, 22, of Baton Rouge is accused of several charges... more »
  • Traffic stop leads to drug arrest in Terrebonne Parish

    February 14, 2011 2:09 PM

    HOUMA - A man from Violet, Louisiana is under arrest after a traffic stop turned into a drug arrest in Terrebonne Parish. On Saturday, February 12, State Police pulled over Calvin Brown on US Highway 90 for following too close. During the stop, troopers found 836 pills of... more »
  • Troopers scold police chief for pulling people over

    February 9, 2011 12:13 PM

    CROWLEY – Melissa Guerrero was driving in Acadia Parish the day after Thanksgiving when she saw blue lights in her back mirror and pulled over. But the vehicle with the lights, an unmarked white SUV, just kept going. So she followed it, calling 911 and telling dispatchers what she saw... more »
  • LSP: Assault rifles found during traffic stop

    January 24, 2011 11:00 AM

    CLINTON – State Police seized four assault rifles and a high-caliber pistol during a traffic stop in East Feliciana Parish this weekend. Troopers arrested the driver, 33-year-old James Behrnes, who investigators say is also a felon. The troopers were on patrol when they saw Behrnes speeding on LA 63 east... more »

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