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  • One-year-old dies trapped inside burning New Orleans home

    September 4, 2017 3:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fire officials in New Orleans say a 1-year-old child is dead after becoming trapped inside a burning house. The fire was reported just before 5:30 a.m. Monday on the 8800 block of Birch Street. New Orleans Fire Department Deputy Superintendent Roman Nelson said the home... more »
  • City to upgrade street lights near Trevor J. Sims Bridge Play Video

    August 2, 2017 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The area near the Trevor J. Sims Memorial Bridge is going to get a little brighter after the city makes a few upgrades. The City of Baton Rouge will add brand new, energy-efficient LED lighting along a stretch of North Boulevard, from 10th Street to 19th... more »
  • Wave of criminal activity ends with gunfire in BR neighborhood

    July 19, 2017 12:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police have worked somewhere in the neighborhood of three-dozen investigations in the Old South Baton Rouge area since the beginning of the month data posted on the city's Citizen Connect portal shows. A check of reports of crimes came Wednesday morning after a wave of overnight... more »
  • New Orleans street performer 'Uncle Louie' to be extradited to Florida on murder charge

    July 11, 2017 5:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans street performer known as Uncle Louie will be extradited to face charges in a deadly convenience store robbery that occurred 43 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports online records show Orleans Parish Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell was presented Tuesday with... more »
  • Man arrested in connection to Amarillo Street shooting

    June 30, 2017 8:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested a man witnesses say shot someone in the leg Thursday evening on Amarillo Street. According to arrest documents, Kentrell Payton was later seen not far from the crime scene wearing the same clothes described by witnesses. Payton was walking down... more »
  • Crews fill in more than 300 potholes in Baton Rouge

    May 25, 2017 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome dispatched several Department of Public Works street maintenance crews across the parish to fill potholes this month. The eight crews and 24 employees spent ten hours on a weekend filling potholes around the city and in all 12 Metro Council districts, with... more »
  • Road rage leads to fatal shooting in Texas

    May 14, 2017 7:07 PM

    MAGNOLIA, Texas - Sheriff's officials in a Texas county say a 21-year-old man is in custody and booked into a county jail for what authorities are calling a road rage slaying of a 56-year-old man. Montgomery County Sheriff's Lt. Scott Spencer says Christopher Delacruz was detained without incident Saturday night... more »
  • Road repaired, repaved following 2 On Your Side report Play Video

    May 5, 2017 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A street is being torn up and repaved following a 2 On Your Side report. The City-Parish is repaving Marilyn Drive since it's deteriorating. Weeks ago, a Baton Rouge SSO Program project wrapped up along the street. Residents living along Marilyn Drive watched the project from... more »
  • Egypt acquits US-Egyptian citizen after 3-year legal ordeal

    April 16, 2017 11:35 AM

    CAIRO - An Egyptian court has acquitted Aya Hijazi, a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen, after nearly three years of detention over accusations related to running a foundation dedicated to helping street children. Egyptian authorities arrested Hijazi, her husband and six others in May 2014 on charges of abusing children in her... more »
  • Vehicle crashes into backyard of Fairchild Street home

    April 14, 2017 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A vehicle crashed into the backyard of a home of Fairchild Street on Friday. The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. The driver of the vehicle tells WBRZ News 2 that the vehicle's brakes went out. The vehicle, appearing to be an SUV, came to a rest... more »
  • Police arrest man for killing woman on busy Atlanta street

    April 4, 2017 8:31 PM

    ATLANTA - Authorities have arrested a man who they say shot and killed a woman on a busy Midtown Atlanta street. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 39-year-old Raylon Browning, of Roswell, is accused of shooting 40-year-old Trinh Huynh just before 8 a.m. Monday at an intersection. Huynh was taken to Grady... more »
  • Police: teen arrested for November murder on Nebraska Street Play Video

    March 28, 2017 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a teen accused of being connected to a supposed plot to kill police this past summer has now been arrested in a November killing on Nebraska Street. Trashone Coats, 17, was arrested Tuesday on a second-degree murder charge in the death of 18-year-old Keondrae... more »
  • Two pedestrians struck by vehicle on Plank Road Play Video

    March 20, 2017 9:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two people were struck by a vehicle on Plank Road Monday night. The crash happened around 8 p.m. Sources confirmed the two people were hit on Plank Road at Lorraine Street. Both were transported to the hospital in stable condition. This is a developing... more »
  • 'Sesame Street' to introduce viewers to first Muppet with autism

    March 20, 2017 6:27 PM

    Next month, viewers of "Sesame Street" will be introduced to Julia, a Muppet with autism. The newest member of the cast with red hair and green eyes has been present on digital properties and printed works for some time. Now she'll get her TV debut in April. On... more »
  • Calumet Street house fire caused by pot left on stove

    March 14, 2017 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews responded to a house fire in the 3100 block of Calumet Street on Tuesday morning. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the fire started in the kitchen of the home. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to that room of the home, however... more »
  • New Orleans city planners deadlock on ferry terminal demo

    February 25, 2017 1:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans City Planning Commission has deadlocked on a plan to tear down the dilapidated Canal Street ferry terminal for replacement with a glass building. News outlets report that the City Council now gets the proposal from the Regional Transit Authority and its operator, Paris-based Transdev.... more »
  • Vacant house fire on Evangeline Street caused by arson

    February 16, 2017 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a vacant house fire that was caused by arson on Evangeline Street Thursday afternoon. The fire occurred around 3 p.m. in the 6400 block of Evangeline Street. BRFD firefighters arrived on scene to find fire coming form the front... more »
  • Man arrested for carrying gun, marijuana in Terrebonne neighborhood

    January 24, 2017 6:32 PM

    TERREBONNE - Terrebonne Parish deputies arrested a man after they found him in possession of a firearm, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia in a neighborhood street. Deputies responded to a report of a man carrying a gun in the 400 block of Louis Dive Monday night. Upon arrival, deputies... more »
  • WSJ: Reporter detained in Turkey for nearly 3 days released

    December 31, 2016 2:01 PM

    NEW YORK - The Wall Street Journal says one of its reporters was detained in Turkey for nearly three days before authorities allowed him to leave the country. Editor Gerard Baker says in a statement Saturday that national security reporter Dion Nissenbaum was prohibited from calling his family, editors or... more »
  • Man arrested following fatal shooting on Education Street

    December 28, 2016 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An arrest has been made in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred on Education Street on Dec. 23 . BRPD arrested 33-year-old Johnny Matthews on charges of second degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police... more »
  • Suspect wanted in connection to North Street burglary

    December 5, 2016 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police Detectives are attempting to identify an individual accused of burglarizing a vehicle on North Street. The incident took place on Nov. 17, in the 4500 block of North Street, according to BRPD. The suspect reportedly removed a credit card from inside the vehicle,... more »
  • Developer chosen to remake old Entergy site

    May 27, 2016 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – City officials have chosen who will redevelop an abandoned Entergy site on Government Street in Baton Rouge. The East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority announced Friday that Weinstein Nelson Development was chosen to remake the site. Weinstein Nelson Development proposed using the site into a blend... more »
  • Task force to seek ideas on fixing streets in New Orleans

    December 1, 2015 9:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has appointed a 13-member panel charged with coming up with ways to pay for the massive backlog of work needed to fix the city's streets. Multiple news outlets report the group, known as the Fix My Streets Financing Working Group, includes engineers, city... more »
  • Man convicted in murder, dismemberment sentenced to life

    July 9, 2015 12:12 PM

    GRETNA - A man convicted in the death and dismemberment of a Bourbon Street dancer will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Terry Speaks was sentenced Thursday in the 2013 death of Jaren Lockhart. Multiple news reports say Judge Stephen Grefer also sentenced Speaks to 40 years for... more »
  • Man convicted in murder, dismemberment seeks new trial

    July 7, 2015 11:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man convicted in the death and dismemberment of a Bourbon Street dancer is seeking a new trial, citing a history of mental illness and three failed requests for a mistrial during his proceedings. A hearing on the motion will be heard Thursday, the same date Terry... more »
  • Movie shoot to cause street closures Tuesday

    March 23, 2015 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Mayor-President's Office said a movie shoot will close downtown street Tuesday morning. The office said Third Street between Convention and Florida will have intermittent closures from 1 a.m. until 7 a.m. Tuesday for the film "A Dying Art." BRPD will handle... more »
  • Ascension roads to get critical fix Play Video

    August 11, 2014 6:17 PM

    PRAIREVILLE- A list of dozens of roads in Ascension Parish in need of critical repair was approved by the parish council. At least 39 roads are considered in critical need of repair and will get a fix within the next few months. The parish will seek bids for the... more »

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