December 13, 2014 4:41 PM
BATESVILLE, Miss. - Hundreds of people attended the funeral of a woman set on fire in Mississippi and left to die by the side of the road. The Rev. Eric Greggs noted that Jessica Chambers's, 19, classmates wishes at the packed service on Saturday included "Fly high," a reference to... more »
December 8, 2014 11:28 PM
LIVONIA - A crowd of people showed up Monday night for a balloon launch to honor a teenager who died in a freak train accident over the weekend.
Brandt Torres, 17, was killed when he was hit by a train nearly two years to the day of him surviving... more »
December 8, 2014 4:22 PM
LIVONIA - Disturbing details are emerging about how a well-known teen nearly killed in a duck hunting accident two years ago was killed after a train hit him Sunday.
Investigators with Union Pacific said a ladder at the front end of the train hooked on to 17-year old Brandt... more »
December 7, 2014 4:53 PM
LIVONIA- A Pointe Coupee Parish teen who stole the hearts of the community after he was shot during a duck hunting accident two years ago, died overnight after a train hit him.
Investigators said around 1 a.m., Brandt Torres and his friends were putting coins down on the train... more »
October 31, 2014 2:08 PM
Pineville, LA - State Fire Marshal investigators have arrested and charged a 16 year-old student at J.S. Slocum Learning Center in Pineville with one count of Aggravated Arson.
Authorities say the teen set a fire intentionally in the school gym last week.
Firefighters found the stage curtains in... more »
October 11, 2014 11:11 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A 16-year-old charged with fatally shooting a 10th-grade classmate in March has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Donte Veals entered the plea Friday during a pre-trial hearing. New Orleans police say 16-year-old Deion Robair was fatally shot March 19 at a house in the Desire neighborhood. Veals initially... more »
September 1, 2014 10:58 PM
MORGAN CITY - A man is arrested after he allegedly attempted to drown a 16-year-old near Lake End Park in St. Mary Parish.
Morgan City Police Department say witnesses told them Dusty Rineheart of Plaquemine, 31, attacked Max Cordova of Morgan City, 39, after he saw Cordova holding the... more »
August 23, 2014 12:12 PM
CHELSEA, Mich. - Authorities say a teen's crutches might have caused a Ferris wheel cab to tip and two children to fall about 15 feet at a southeastern Michigan fair. The Ann Arbor News reported Saturday that a 16-year-old girl boarded the ride with crutches Thursday night at the Chelsea... more »
August 21, 2014 2:15 AM
ST. LOUIS, MO - It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers. They marched around a single block in the St. Louis suburb as a... more »
August 14, 2014 2:12 AM
FERGUSON, MO - Police and politicians in the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have vowed to reach across the divide in a community in search of answers. In the streets of Ferguson, though, the polite dialogue heard at community forums is... more »
August 10, 2014 2:40 PM
FERGUSON, Mo. - St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says 18-year-old Michael Brown was unarmed when he was shot and killed by police.
Officials say it happened after an altercation with police. Belmar said at a news conference Sunday morning that a Ferguson Police officer had an encounter... more »
July 23, 2014 6:17 PM
PORT ALLEN - Testimony continued Wednesday in the murder trial of Marcus Richardson, who investigators said admitted to shooting a teen at a Port Allen gas station in 2012.
Jurors were shown surveillance video from the gas station on LA 1 where sheriff's deputies said Richardson shot 18-year-old Justin... more »
July 23, 2014 2:11 AM
NEW YORK - A major national survey finds disconcerting data about teen use of performance enhancing drugs. The survey by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids finds experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year as young people strove to boost their athletic performance... more »
June 30, 2014 7:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden, District Attorney Hillar Moore and Sheriff Sid Gautreaux are hosting a Teen Town Hall Meeting Monday as part of the BRAVE (Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination) Initiative.
More than 100 students from across the area will submit questions to the panel about efforts... more »
June 19, 2014 6:40 PM
FRANKLIN - Sheriff's deputies in St. Mary Parish are looking for information concerning a missing 16-year-old girl last seen on Wednesday afternoon in Franklin.
Authorities said Jasmine Smith, 16, was last seen on Beau Chene Lane in Franklin at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, and it is not known... more »
June 10, 2014 9:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a 14-year-old was shot and killed when a revolver accidentally fired as a 16-year-old was playing with the gun in the backseat of a car Tuesday.
Brandon Bindon died. Bindon was sitting in the front seat of a car, parked on North 48th Street,... more »
June 10, 2014 3:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Coroner's office confirmed a teen shot in the parish earlier Tuesday has died.
Family members said 14-year-old Brandon Bindon was shot in the side on N. 48th near Gus Young. Relatives said Bindon was unresponsive when EMS took him to the hospital.... more »
May 6, 2014 11:02 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are searching for a 52-year-old man in the shooting death a 14-year-old. Police say Miqual Jackson and a 15-year-old were shot Monday night. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office says Jackson died Tuesday morning. Police said he suffered a head wound in the shooting. The... more »
April 11, 2014 12:11 PM
SULPHUR - Sheriff deputies in Calcasieu Parish have arrested a middle school student for bringing a gun to school.
The 14-year-old was arrested Thursday.
Officials at W. W. Lewis Middle School in Sulphur say students told the assistant principal about a student who brought a gun to school... more »
February 19, 2014 3:20 PM
SORRENTO - A teen from Livingston is dead following a single vehicle crash this morning in Ascension Parish.
State Police say around 9:15 a.m., 19 year-old Derek Boully was headed east on LA Highway 22, when he lost control and ran off the road. His vehicle rolled several times,... more »
December 18, 2013 5:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - If new parents don't participate in parenting classes, they may have to face some consequences.
Representative Regina Barrow and the Family Preservation Study Group are trying to make it mandatory for pregnant women 20 years old and under to take parenting classes. Barrow says the younger... more »
December 12, 2013 2:39 PM
KENNER - Kenner police say a 17-year-old boy arrested for burglarizing a snowball stand for the second time in a month told them he was homeless and needed money. Investigators say they received a tip before dawn Monday that someone was inside Danny's Gourmet Snowballs and Coffee Shop on Bruin... more »
November 27, 2013 8:06 PM
BOOTON TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY- Two teens were high on marijuana when one of them crashed his car just hours after getting his driver's license on his 17th birthday.
No one was hurt as police say the car drifted into an oncoming lane and hit a guardrail before running off... more »
November 27, 2013 6:27 AM
BATON ROUGE - A 19-year-old man who unintentionally shot and killed his cousin in January while hanging out inside a vacant home has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide.
Tyler Washington faces up to five years in prison, but his defense attorney said he is a "prime candidate" for probation... more »
October 28, 2013 9:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - A teenager is recovering after being grazed by a bullet Monday evening.
It happened on the corner of N. 23rd St. and Florida St. Neighbors say the teen was walking home from the store with arms full of groceries when he feared he was being followed.... more »
September 23, 2013 3:04 PM
WATSON- A teenager has been booked into juvenile jail after being arrested with a hatchet, knife and pellet gun near schools in Livingston Parish Monday.
The sheriff's office did not release the name of the 15-year-old, because of his age.
Deputies said the teenager was stopped on Cecil... more »
September 7, 2013 6:19 PM
HOUSTON, Miss. - One teenager died and two were injured early Saturday in a camper fire in Chickasaw County. Coroner Andy Harmon tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that a 16-year-old boy died. Those injured are 16 and 14. Harmon did not immediately release their names. He says they were... more »
September 4, 2013 4:59 PM
GOODBEE, La. - State Troopers said a 19-year-old from Ponchatoula died in a wreck on I-12 this morning.
Troopers said Hailey Nagim died in the wreck around 11 a.m. about two miles east of the St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parish line.
Investigators said Nagim's vehicle went off the... more »
August 29, 2013 3:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Baton Rouge arrested a 16-year-old in the shooting death of Kino Harris, 18.
The shooting happened Wednesday around 3 p.m. in the 1900 block of Sparta Avenue.
Police say the teen shot Harris after the two got into an argument. Harris was... more »
August 28, 2013 5:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said an 18-year-old was killed today after he was shot outside a set of apartments in Baton Rouge.
Detectives said the 18-year-old was found lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his midsection in the 1900 block of Sparta Ave. around 3 p.m.... more »
August 26, 2013 7:38 PM
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON- Authorities say they have everyone involved under arrest in the beating death of World War II veteran Delbert Belton last week. A second 16-year-old was taken into custody without incident Monday morning after the first turned himself in. The 88-year-old Belton was beaten last Wednesday and robbed. He... more »
August 8, 2013 5:15 PM
BAKER - Police arrested a 17-year-old from Baker after they said he admitted to raping an underage boy.
Chief Mike Knapps said officers arrested Maurice Wiggins after investigating a complaint that he forced himself on a 14-year-old boy.
Police said the alleged rape happened at Wiggins' home, where... more »
July 30, 2013 10:26 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A pair of witnesses believe more could have been done at a water park where a teenage boy drowned Tuesday.
"The lifeguards were panicked, they didn't know what to do," said a witness who asked not to be identified.
Emergency crews responded to a drowning... more »
July 30, 2013 6:25 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans homeowner facing an attempted second-degree murder charge in the shooting of a teenager has been released on bond - again - after being ordered back to court. Thirty-three-year-old Merritt Landry posted a $100,000 property bond Tuesday. Landry had posted bond the same day he... more »
July 26, 2013 3:11 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A 14-year-old boy is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the head early Friday. New Orleans Police say the shooting happened just after 2 a.m. Investigators say 33-year-old Merritt Landry fired one shot at the teenager, who was in Landry's front yard near his vehicle.... more »
July 25, 2013 9:57 AM
SATSUMA - State Police said an 18-year-old driver didn't stop at a stop sign and was killed when her pickup was hit by a big rig in Livingston Parish this morning.
Troopers said an infant in the truck with Isabella Lacasse had minor injuries, and survived the wreck.
... 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 »
July 3, 2013 2:26 PM
NEW ORLEANS- A Louisiana teenager and seven others on a boat that vanished off the coast of Honduras have been found. The U.S. Coast Guard found the group Wednesday morning on Utila Island, about 65 miles from where they left shore. They had been stranded there since Sunday after the... more »
July 1, 2013 3:21 PM
SLIDELL - Police in Slidell arrested a 16-year-old after they said he tried to kill his brother's friend with a two-foot-long machete.
Police said when they arrived they found the victim with his neck slashed and the 16-year-old suspect standing in the street, holding the machete.
Investigators said... more »
June 24, 2013 3:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - U. S. Marshals arrested a man today who's accused of coercing a 13-year-old girl into oral sex, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said Marshals arrested Michael Wayne Archer Jr., 24, of Zachary on charges of oral sexual battery and indecent behavior with... more »
June 23, 2013 10:47 AM
MIRAMAR, Fla. - A teen watching NBA Finals postgame coverage in South Florida was hit by what police believe was celebratory gunfire. Fifteen-year-old Brandon Reid says he was watching Miami Heat basketball players celebrate their world championship Thursday when a bullet came through his mother's sliding glass door and grazed... more »
June 21, 2013 3:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - Deputies are working to track down a 24-year-old from Zachary accused of abusing a teenage girl during a party earlier this month.
Michael Wayne Archer, Jr. faces sexual battery and indecent behavior charges.
Investigators say he forced a 13-year-old to have oral sex with him... more »
June 21, 2013 10:56 AM
BATON ROUGE - A judge could determine whether a local teen convicted of gang activity has satisfied Baton Rouge Police's new anti-violence program and probation requirements, or should be sent to jail.
The teen was one of four members of the "Get Off Boys" convicted of criminal street gang... more »
June 18, 2013 4:23 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama authorities are looking for a missing infant and a teen-aged girl who may be linked to his alleged abduction. The Department of Public Safety issued an alert Tuesday for 10-month-old De'Anthony Dejuan Kelly and 14-year-old Dor'Sayde Gathright. Officials say Gathright walked off with the child while... more »
June 9, 2013 4:17 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa authorities have identified a body found in a river as that of a 15-year-old girl who was abducted with another girl after getting off a school bus last month. Officials said Sunday that an autopsy confirms the body found Friday night in the Des Moines... more »
May 30, 2013 5:31 PM
PONCHATOULA- Two people have been arrested, including a 16-year-old girl, for a murder in this quiet Tangipahoa Parish town.
Greg McGary, 50, was shot in the face on May 23rd and died a few days later.
Rashad Evans, 34, was arrested and charged with second degree murder and... more »
May 30, 2013 5:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - A young mother is dead, and Baton Rouge Police are looking for her killer.
Angel Brooks' body was found overnight in an apartment complex on the 4100 block of Mohican-Crossover.
According to police the 19-year-old was shot several times and died near her front door.... more »
May 20, 2013 9:17 AM
PLAQUEMINE - Police say a teen wanted for a weekend shooting turned himself early Monday morning.
19-year-old Shannon Dale Holmes, Jr. of Addis is accused of firing shots into a crowd at a convenience store off Highway 1, injuring two people and damaging vehicles.
Holmes faces several charges,... more »
April 30, 2013 5:55 PM
GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for 16-year-old Allisyn Bracy. She was last seen April 28 at her home in Gonzales.
Detectives believe Bracy is in Donaldsonville, after her family received text messages from her phone.
To her family, Bracy is a normal, happy kid.... more »
March 19, 2013 8:48 AM
GONZALES - The sexual battery trial of former LSU running back Charles Scott is scheduled to begin Tuesday in state district court in Ascension Parish. Police arrested Scott in November 2011 after allegedly raping an 18-year-old woman at his Prairieville home.
The 24-year-old was later arraigned on the lesser... 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 8:28 AM
SHREVEPORT - A teen boy is behind bars on charges he raped a 15-year-old girl at Woodlawn High School. Police say the incident happened about 9 a.m. Wednesday on the school campus. Few details about the incident are being released, but Caddo deputies say the 14-year-old was arrested and booked... more »
March 11, 2013 10:09 AM
SLIDELL - A 41-year-old man faces felony charges after police say he engaged in a sexual relationship with a teenager he met online.
Slidell Police say Wilmer Segue met the 15-year-old in January through the Facebook account for his alleged online bakery business.
The teen's mother contacted police... more »
March 5, 2013 7:32 AM
LAKE CHARLES - A 41-year-old woman faces 11 counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile after allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with a 16-year-old boy whom she met online. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says Renee E. Broussard was arrested over the weekend.
State District Judge Clayton Davis... more »
February 14, 2013 2:12 PM
SHREVEPORT- A 33 year-old teacher in Caddo Parish is under arrest for raping and sexually abusing a mentally challenged 17 year-old student.
Authorities say Jeremy Pierce, who teaches at Port City Christian Academy touched the girl inappropriately many times on school grounds, texting her to call her out of... more »
February 13, 2013 6:08 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused drugs among youth in the United States, responsible for thousands of deaths each year.
In a WBRZ investigation, News Two went undercover with state agents to Denham Springs stores to see how they make sure underage teens aren't... more »
February 11, 2013 9:32 AM
BATON ROUGE - State police say a pedestrian was killed overnight when a vehicle struck him along Burbank Dr.
It happened just after 3 a.m. near the intersection of Burbank and Staring Lane.
Troopers have identified the victim as 19-year-old Tyrone Davis of Baker.
Troopers believe the... more »
February 7, 2013 7:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - An 18-year-old from Baker has admitted his involvement in a January 2012 shooting outside the Mall of Louisiana that injured two teenage bystanders. Michael L. Burrell pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of accessory after the fact to attempted first-degree murder and was sentenced to two years... more »
January 31, 2013 2:14 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's police chief says an armed officer working at a city middle school where a teen was shot was able to disarm the suspect moments after the shooting. Authorities say a 14-year-old boy was shot in the back of the neck Thursday at Price Middle School and... more »
January 29, 2013 4:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a 19-year-old in Baton Rouge today after they said he accidentally shot and killed a Denham Springs teen earlier this month.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said Tyler Washington faces negligent homicide charges in the death of Trevon Wilson, 18, on Jan. 20.
Stubbs said... more »
January 28, 2013 9:42 PM
BATON ROUGE- A 31-year-old man has been convicted of selling sex with an underage girl online.
Erick Banks pled guilty Monday.
Prosecutors said Banks enticed a 15-year-old to engage in acts of prostitution. Banks used ads on the website backpage.com to get clients for the teen.
She... more »
January 24, 2013 2:57 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - An estimated 2,000 people turned out Wednesday night for a prayer vigil for a New Mexico family found slain over the weekend.
The vigil was held at the Calvary Albuquerque church where victim Greg Griego was a pastor. A security official says 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego spent... more »
January 22, 2013 3:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge teen received a two-decade sentence today after pleading guilty to attempted murder charges in connection with a shooting at the Mall of Louisiana last year.
Johnny Williams, who was 17 when the shooting happened last, received the 20-year sentence for charges of attempted... more »
January 7, 2013 9:55 AM
LAFAYETTE- The Lafayette Parish School System plans to launch a program next school year for teen mothers and pregnant teens that would provide on-campus child care and support services for the young mothers.
Schools Superintendent Pat Cooper says the program will be housed at Northside High School with a... more »
January 1, 2013 3:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man this weekend after they said he hit and woman and a teen during an argument.
Police accused Robert Brown, 34, of domestic abuse battery, simple battery and cruelty to juveniles after the incident Sunday.
According to investigators, Brown and... 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 20, 2012 2:44 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE- The alleged ringleader of a 2009 attack in which his South Florida middle school classmate was doused with alcohol and set on fire has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. Eighteen-year-old Matthew Bent was sentenced Thursday for an aggravated battery conviction. Two other teenagers are already serving... more »
December 12, 2012 11:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a teen robber was shot by his intended victim last night, then arrested after fleeing the scene in Baton Rouge.
Lt. Don Kelly said it happened after the victim ran out of gas along the 2400 block of N. Acadian Thruway. He was refilling... more »
December 11, 2012 11:21 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 shot... more »
December 11, 2012 10:25 AM
SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida judge has denied defense requests to end 24-hour GPS monitoring of George Zimmerman while he is out on bond in the fatal shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
Judge Debra Nelson denied bond requests from Zimmerman's defense team Tuesday. Besides dropping the monitoring, the... 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 10, 2012 10:53 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police said a Denham Springs teen was unrestrained and driving too fast when his pickup wrecked this morning, hitting a tree and killing him.
State Police said Brice J. Harris, 18, died in the wreck on La. 1032 south of Vincent Road in Livingston Parish... more »
December 7, 2012 1:28 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Four-year-old Gavyn Boscio asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. But when his big sister went to buy one, she could find it only in girly pink and purple. So the Garfield, N.J., girl started an online petition asking Hasbro to make the toy ovens in gender-neutral... more »
December 5, 2012 7:35 PM
A teen who brought a gun to school in Houston was arrested and disarmed, but as he sat in the back of a police cruiser, he shot himself. It happened at North Shore High School. Officers say he was handcuffed when he was placed in the back of the car... 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 »
December 4, 2012 9:57 AM
BREAUX BRIDGE - State police continue to investigate a shooting involving a Breaux Bridge police officer.
Troopers say officers were dispatched to a disturbance Sunday night.
As officers arrived to the scene, they say 17-year-old female, Darnesha Harris was driving a car toward their unit.
Police say... more »
November 13, 2012 4:43 PM
NEW YORK - The man who accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with him when he was a teen now says it isn't so. The man is now saying his sexual relationship with Clash was adult and consensual. In response to the statement Tuesday afternoon, Clash issued a... more »
November 12, 2012 10:35 AM
NEW YORK - The puppeteer who performs as Elmo on "Sesame Street" says he did have a relationship with a man who says he was 16 at the time the relationship began. But Kevin Clash says the relationship was between "two consenting adults" -- and that he is "deeply saddened"... 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 »
November 7, 2012 3:33 PM
PLAQUEMINE - Police arrested a man they said shot and killed a teen during a dispute at his home in Plaquemine, and said the shooter is claiming self-defense.
Chief Orain Gulotta said Wilbert Myles, 17, of Plaquemine was shot and killed during an altercation with Cordias Walker, 22, at... more »
October 29, 2012 10:11 AM
JEANERETTE - A crash involving a bicycle and a car killed a New Iberia teen. The accident happened Saturday night on La. Highway 182 west of Jeanerette. Troopers say the crash involved a bicycle, driven by 17-year-old Jaquil Provost, and a 2011 car, driven by 73-year-old Harold Racca, of New... more »