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  • Two teens arrested for wearing clown mask at school in Lafourche

    October 4, 2016 2:47 PM

    LAFOURCHE PARISH – The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office arrested two teens for wearing a clown mask while riding around Central Lafourche High School on Tuesday. The two students, 17-year-old Taylor Defelice and Jordan Boudreaux, were charged with violating Louisiana R.S. 14:313 which prohibits masks being worn outside of holidays.... more »
  • Mom who went viral moved by support from strangers Play Video

    June 23, 2016 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mom whose plight went viral after doing an interview on WBRZ Tuesday night is moved by the support she's received from strangers around the community and nation. Dozens of people reached out to WBRZ offering their support. Today, we turned over all of the names... more »
  • Gov. Edwards signs 'Raise the Age' prosecution bill into law

    June 14, 2016 3:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has raised the age of adult prosecution, so 17-year-old offenders won't automatically be treated as adults within a few years. Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the bill into law Tuesday. At the signing ceremony, the governor said: "This is about not giving up on our children."... more »
  • Teen birth rates decline more than 30 percent

    May 12, 2016 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Department of Health and Hospitals reports both Louisiana and the nation have seen declines in teenage birth rates over the past decade. DHH Secretary Rebekah Gee says that’s something to celebrate. “Fewer teen births means that more of our children will be able... more »
  • Time is running out for teens looking for summer jobs Play Video

    May 4, 2016 7:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you are teen looking for a summer job, time is running out. As summer starts and kids get a break from the classrooms, Family and Youth Service Center Executive Director Roxson Welch is often concerned about the lack of positive activities during the summer-time. ... more »
  • Student hospitalized after fight at school Friday

    April 29, 2016 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fight at a school required emergency personnel and police Friday afternoon. First responders were called to McKinley High School around 2:30 for a brawl involving students. The fight involved multiple people who were hurt, those who reported the incident advised authorities. Police cars and fire... more »
  • City officials to address Earth Day event mayhem Friday

    April 28, 2016 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City officials will discuss for the first time, incidents that happened during an Earth Day celebration in downtown almost two weeks ago. On Sunday, April 17th, there were a series of fights between young people. Police responded to numerous issues during the Earth Day event. The... more »
  • Bill giving teen killers chance at parole advances in Senate

    April 26, 2016 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Under pressure from a Supreme Court ruling, Louisiana senators are advancing a proposal that would give teenage murderers a chance at parole after serving 35 years of a life sentence. In January, the high court extended its ruling striking down automatic life terms for crimes committed by... more »
  • Lost men found in BREC's Blackwater Park Play Video

    April 19, 2016 11:16 PM

    CENTRAL - Crews found two men who spent a couple of hours lost in the woods of BREC's Blackwater Park Tuesday Night. That's off Hooper Road in Central. Rescue crews from the Central Fire Department, along with deputies from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office were called to... more »
  • Police: 4 teens arrested in carjacking of 77-year-old woman

    February 11, 2016 4:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a carjacking of a 77-year-old woman in eastern New Orleans. Police say the teenagers were arrested after they took the woman's vehicle Wednesday night and then crashed it after two police officers tried to... more »
  • 2 teenagers dead, 2 sickened from drinking racing fuel, soda

    January 27, 2016 12:03 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A poison control official says two Tennessee teens are dead after drinking a mixture of racing fuel and Mountain Dew, and two others were sickened by the mixture they called "Dewshine." Tennessee Poison Center Medical Director Donna Seger says the teens evidently thought they could drink methanol,... more »
  • BR case leads Supreme Court to extend parole to teen killers

    January 25, 2016 11:08 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has ruled that people serving life terms for murders they committed as teenagers must have a chance to seek their freedom. The justices on Monday voted 6-3 to extend a ruling from 2012 that struck down automatic life terms with no chance of parole for... more »
  • News 2 learns more about last week's teen attack on mail carrier

    January 4, 2016 7:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mail carrier is on a new route on Monday after this attack was caught on video last week. Cell phone video shows teenage boys chasing and taunting a mail carrier in the 6000 block of Linden Street. It's a story News 2 broke on Friday... more »
  • Video surfaces of teens attacking mailman Play Video

    January 1, 2016 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On Friday video surfaced of a fight between a group of teens and a mailman in Baton Rouge which led to one teen being arrested, according to police. The video, posted by BatonRougeCrime on Twitter, appears to show the group of teens surrounding the postal worker... more »
  • Law enforcement and community wants teen violence to end Play Video

    December 13, 2015 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Community members and law enforcement officials are speaking out against recent violence involving teens in the city. "Look at education, home, neighborhood, parks, recreation, the whole thing of how are our kids being raised and growing up? " said East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore.... more »
  • 12-year-old attacked at high school football game Play Video

    September 29, 2015 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 12-year-old boy is recovering from severe head injuries after his family said he was attacked by a group of teens at a high school football game. The incident happened at Scotlandville Magnet High School, last Friday night. "It all happened so quick and it... more »
  • Man with shotgun robs teens in Uptown New Orleans park

    September 16, 2015 4:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Three male teenagers - a pair of 18-year-olds and a 19-year-old - were robbed at gunpoint at a park just around the corner from the 2nd District New Orleans Police Station Tuesday night. WWL-TV reports that at around 9:22 p.m., the teens were in the park... more »
  • Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

    August 18, 2015 11:45 AM

    CHICAGO - A study at 10 Los Angeles high schools links e-cigarettes with later tobacco use. University of Southern California researchers found that 14-year-olds who'd ever tried e-cigarettes were more likely than others to later try other tobacco products. The study doesn't prove that electronic cigarettes are a... more »
  • 50 rampaging teens do $2,000 in damage to Georgia Walmart

    June 30, 2015 11:36 AM

    MACON, GA - Authorities in central Georgia say up to 50 teenagers bent on destruction raced into a Walmart in Macon, smashing merchandise and causing an estimated $2,000 in damage. Bibb County sheriff's officials say some of the young people snatched a man from a motorized shopping cart and... more »
  • Ohio River ended teens' suspected crime spree

    June 7, 2015 6:52 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio- The wide Ohio River is what ended the flight of a teenage couple authorities believe engaged in a crime spree that crossed into three states. A report released Sunday by the West Virginia State Police says the 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl jumped into the river in Tyler... more »
  • Report: High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed

    April 16, 2015 12:48 PM

    NEW YORK - A new government report shows smoking by teens hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed. Teen use of e-cigarettes tripled in one year - to more than 13 percent. About 9 percent of high schools students said they... more »
  • US teens getting less sleep

    February 16, 2015 1:57 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - A 20-year study says U.S. teens are getting sleepier. The result show many lack even seven hours of shut-eye each night and the problem has worsened over two decades. The research involved nearly 300,000 teens asked in surveys since 1991 if they regularly got at least seven... more »
  • Driver in deadly wreck was veteran with PTSD, mom says

    October 31, 2014 11:21 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE- The mother of a driver implicated in a crash where two children died and a third was left in critical condition at a hospital in Baton Rouge said her son was PTSD and needed help. Jeremy Abraham , 32, hit and killed Cornasha Flugence, 15, Kylee Henry,... more »
  • Homicide charges announced in Breaux Bridge crash

    October 31, 2014 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police held a press conference Friday morning following the deaths of two Breaux Bridge teens during a Thursday morning crash. Troopers say just before 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 30, 32-year-old Jeremy Abraham was driving his pickup truck more than twice the speed limit before hitting... more »
  • California teens arrested in 920 chicken deaths

    October 2, 2014 3:56 PM

    FRESNO, CA - Deputies in central California have arrested four people - one adult and three juveniles - who are suspected of breaking into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killing more than 900 birds with a golf club. Fresno County sheriff's officials acting on several tips Wednesday tracked down... more »
  • Disturbance at detention center where 32 escaped Play Video

    September 4, 2014 2:58 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - A disturbance has broken out at the same Nashville juvenile detention center where more than 30 teens escaped earlier this week. Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson says about 20 teens - some of whom were involved in Monday night's escape - are roaming the... more »
  • Kansas City cop challenges teens to a dance-off

    August 20, 2014 9:20 PM

    KANSAS CITY - A few cops got caught on camera busting a few moves with some neighborhood kids. A group of Kansas City teens had no idea what to expect when two police cars stopped only to challenge them in a dance-off. According to the teens, the two... more »
  • Teacher sex

    July 9, 2014 7:56 PM

    NEW BRIGHTON, PENNSYLVANIA- A high school English teacher is charged with having sex with two 18-year-old students days before the graduated. Tiffany Leiseth is accused of a crime because the encounters with the male students happened when she still had a teacher-student relationship with them. Eighteen year olds... more »
  • Obama condemns terror against teens in Mideast

    June 30, 2014 3:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is condemning what he calls a "senseless act of terror against innocent youth" in the Mideast and offering U.S. help to find those who killed three teenagers. Obama is extending condolences to the families of the teens found by the Israeli military on Monday, two... more »
  • BRAVE holds discussion with teens Play Video

    June 30, 2014 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge teens got a chance to voice their concerns about violence Monday to parish safety leaders in the BRAVE program. Mayor-President "Kip" Holden, District Attorney Hillar Moore, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III and others spoke to the teens about key issues in... more »
  • House refuses to allow surveying teen sex health

    May 20, 2014 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have killed a measure that would have allowed public high school students to be surveyed about sex-related risk behaviors. The House voted 55-38 against the proposal by Baton Rouge Rep. Pat Smith, a Democrat, after raising concerns about children being corrupted by the questions. Under the... more »
  • Teens get serious about violence after triple murder Play Video

    April 11, 2014 10:34 PM

    BAKER - Parents, friends, and peers met Friday night, two weeks after three teens were murdered at the Baker Civic Club, to talk about violence in the community. "Gun play is serious nowadays," said one teen. "You have to watch you (sic) back. My parents don't let me go... more »
  • More arrests could come in Baker murders Play Video

    April 1, 2014 6:16 PM

    BAKER- More arrests could happen after a boy was charged with murdering three teens at a birthday party at the Baker Civic Club on Friday. Nakeydran Williams, 16, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in the shooting. Baker Chief of... more »
  • Jetson property could be sold, smaller facility planned

    March 24, 2014 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State juvenile justice leaders pledged to return a juvenile justice facility to the state's largest parish Monday afternoon during a House Appropriations committee hearing at the capitol. The goal could be to sell all but fifty acres of the property north of the airport and use the... more »
  • Group of teens busted for boosting six cars in three weeks

    January 9, 2014 8:09 PM

    GONZALES - Police arrested a group of teens accused of stealing six cars over a three week period in Gonzales. According to Gonzales Police, two 17-year-olds and two 16-year-olds burglarized and stole multiple cars from residential neighborhoods. Detectives said the car thefts occurred from December 16, 2013 to January... more »
  • New study looks at weight in teen girls

    November 26, 2013 4:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New research from Pennington Biomedical Research Center revealed more information about teen obesity, and who's hit hardest by it in Louisiana. Adults in Louisiana lead the nation in obesity rates and teens aren't far behind. The Center for Disease Control says Louisiana ranks first in the... more »
  • 911 call, pictures of wild party released

    October 22, 2013 11:45 PM

    SORRENTO- A father was concerned for the safety of what he believed to be a hundred or more drunk teenagers when he called 911 to report an underage, wild party in Ascension Parish this weekend. The 911 recordings were released exclusively to the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit Tuesday,... more »
  • Wreck may have doomed 3 teens in 1970

    September 25, 2013 7:58 PM

    ELK CITY, OKLAHOMA- Oklahoma State Troopers say a car recovered from a lake last week showed signs of an accident. The wrecked car yielded three bodies, teens who disappeared in 1970. The Chevy Camaro and another car were recovered from the lake as troopers were testing sonar equipment.... more »
  • Man on a mission to end distracted driving Play Video

    September 13, 2013 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One Pennsylvania man on a mission to stop distracted driving made his case to Baton Rouge students today. The founder of "End Distracted Driving," Joel Feldman, spoke to students at University High about the dangers of distractive driving. Feldman's daughter was killed in 2009 after she... more »
  • Teen gets 30 years in NO abduction, rape

    September 11, 2013 4:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 16-year-old boy, the youngest of three teenagers charged in the rape, abduction and robbery of a woman in New Orleans' Garden District earlier this year, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison as part of a plea deal. Sheldon Jefferson also agreed to testify against... more »
  • 5 teens booked in French Quarter attack

    September 7, 2013 10:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Court documents show five teenagers were arrested Sept. 1 and booked with hate-crime charges after police said they fired pellet guns at a man in the French Quarter and yelled sexual and racist slurs at him. The Times-Picayune reports 18-year-old George Brown, 19-year-old O'Na Reed and three... more »
  • Two arrested after girl shot with paintball gun at high school

    August 20, 2013 10:34 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A juvenile and a teenager were arrested late Tuesday after a girl was shot with a paintball gun at the high school here. Sheriff's deputies arrested Daryl Tillman, 18, and an unidentified person for firing at the girl while she left an after school event. The unnamed... more »
  • Deputies: Teens burglarize Bayou Corne homes evacuated by owners Play Video

    July 9, 2013 9:46 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Two teens got locked-up and the Assumption Parish Sheriff says they targeted the elderly. "These are two knuckleheads that really deserve to stay in jail a really long time," Sheriff Mike Waguespack said. "In this situation, neighbor should be looking out for neighbors but these neighbors... more »
  • Man allegedly supplies teens with drugs at party

    July 8, 2013 11:52 AM

    HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputies say a 31-year-old Houma man opened his home and drug supply to a group of teens looking for a party spot. Capt. Dawn Foret tells The Courier deputies received a tip that there was underage drinking at the party about 1 a.m. Monday and... more »
  • Teen gang member won't face jail time Play Video

    June 21, 2013 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A judge decided that a 15-year old gang member could have a second chance to straighten out his life, instead of what could've been a 3 year juvenile detention sentence. The teen was one of four members of the "Get Off Boys" convicted of criminal street gang... more »
  • Three teens arrested after school vandalism

    June 5, 2013 5:25 PM

    WATSON - Sheriff's deputies arrested three Livingston Parish teens today after they said they broke into the old Live Oak High School fieldhouse and started a fire. Investigators said the teens, two of which were 13 and one of which was 14, are all students in the Live Oak... more »
  • Baton Rouge teens arrested in Houma ice cream theft

    June 4, 2013 11:25 AM

    HOUMA - Police say three Baton Rouge teens and a Houma 10-year-old were arrested for allegedly stealing ice cream from a Houma school. The Courier reports the trio persuaded a 10-year-old boy to climb through a Lisa Park Elementary window Sunday and take the treats from the school's concession stand.... more »
  • Poll: Teens migrating to Twitter

    May 21, 2013 11:49 AM

    WASHINGTON - A new poll finds that teens are sharing more about themselves on social media. They're also moving increasingly to Twitter to avoid their parents and the "oversharing" that they see on Facebook. In the Pew Research Center poll, 94 percent of teens who are social media users have... more »
  • 10-year-old dies when unlicensed driver crashes car

    May 20, 2013 11:43 PM

    INDEPENDENCE- A car full of juveniles, driven by an unlicensed 15-year-old, crashed on a Tangipahoa Parish highway Monday afternoon, killing a ten-year-old. State Police did not release the names of those involved in the wreck on Highway 1054. State Police said the driver lost control, overcorrected and ran... more »
  • Parish approves stiffer underage drinking laws Play Video

    May 16, 2013 4:44 PM

    GONZALES - Tonight council members in Ascension Parish approved an ordinance making it illegal for anyone under 18 to drink alcohol in private homes, unless they are with their parents or guardians. It's currently against state law for anyone under 21 to buy alcohol. However, Council Chairman Chris Loar... more »
  • Man beaten with skateboards

    May 13, 2013 7:44 PM

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA- A man remains in critical condition after a group of teens beat him with their skateboards when he intervened in an altercation. He has life-threatening head injuries and four teenagers could face attempted-murder charges. Police say the man and his girlfriend intervened in a fight between two... more »
  • Two teens arrested for school vandalism

    May 10, 2013 11:51 AM

    COVINGTON - Police arrested two teens in connection with vandalism at St. Paul's School. Covington Police Capt. Jack West tells The Times-Picayune a 17-year-old from Folsom and 18-year-old Carter Norman Hall of Covington were booked with felony criminal damage to property over $500. They were booked into the St. Tammany... more »
  • LSU Police arrest three teens after armed robbery

    April 29, 2013 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police arrested three juveniles after an armed robbery this weekend. Sgt. Kevin Scott said police arrested two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old after they found them with the stolen property shortly after the crime was reported Saturday night. Scott said LSU Police responded to Dalrymple... more »
  • Teens die in WBR crash

    April 16, 2013 7:07 AM

    ERWINVILLE - Two teenagers are dead this morning after a single car crash in West Baton Rouge Parish. It happened just after 9:30 p.m. Monday on Hwy. 413, north of US 190. State police say 18-year-old Nikki Nolen of Erwinville was driving southbound when her SUV suddenly ran... more »
  • Gang activity cited in Gardere Play Video

    March 22, 2013 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After four teens associated with the Gardere area gang known as the "Get Off Boys," pleaded to burglary and battery charges in Juvenile Court on Thursday, the District Attorney's office is taking a tough stance on gang violence. "We shouldn't hide the fact that there are gangs,... more »
  • Health stories for March 4, 2013 Play Video

    March 4, 2013 6:33 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 4, 2013 - A long-suspected side effect of pregnancy, may have been confirmed. A new study shows pregnancy permanently changes the size and shape of women's feet. Flat feet are a common problem for pregnant women.... more »
  • Teens sentenced for Baton Rouge crime spree Play Video

    February 8, 2013 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two teens received "juvenile life sentences," which will keep them in jail until they turn 21, for taking part in a city-wide crime spree. A judge handed down the sentences for Jacobi Spears, 16, and Zachariah Dorsey, 15. A ten-year-old who was with them was given immunity... more »
  • Man sought for deadly Baton Rouge shooting

    January 17, 2013 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting this morning in Baton Rouge. Police said Deaundre Williams, 20, is wanted for murder and attempted murder after the shooting in the 1800 block of 71st Street just before 2 a.m. ... more »
  • Juveniles convicted after EBR crime spree Play Video

    January 7, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Prosecutors say three boys ranging from 11 to 15 years old were responsible for a week-long crime spree in September. Jacobi Spears, 14, was found guilty this afternoon on charges including four counts of armed robbery. Zachariah Dorsey, 15, also pleaded guilty to numerous charges stemming from... more »

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