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  • EBRSO: Suspected child molester faces new charges after second victim comes forward

    August 14, 2017 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies have arrested a man suspected of raping a teenage girl on new charges after another victim came forward this month. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 25-year-old Nicholas Waxley of Pride was booked on charges of molestation of a juvenile Monday after a... more »
  • Crews responding to teens injured after crashing into trees while tubing

    July 28, 2017 4:42 PM

    MAUREPAS – Emergency crews are responding to reports of a teenager injured after hitting trees while tubing in the Amite River on Friday afternoon, according to first responders. Officials say the fire department is boating the teen to an address nearby, located in the 13000 block of... more »
  • LWC: Unemployment rate higher among black teens Play Video

    May 18, 2017 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – This week, the school year will end for several students and summer vacation will begin, which also means that some teenagers will be looking for summer jobs. However, there is a clear distinction in unemployment rates among teens. According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, the... more »
  • 4 teens killed, 1 injured in Georgia crash

    April 25, 2017 12:13 PM

    CAMPBELLTON - Police in Georgia say four teenage boys died and a teenage girl was injured when their SUV collided with a tractor-trailer. Fulton County police say the big rig's driver suffered minor injuries in the wreck Monday afternoon in the southern part of the county. News media report that... more »
  • Two crushed to death at massive Argentine concert

    March 12, 2017 3:47 PM

    SANTIAGO, Chile - Argentine officials say two people have died in a crush at a massive rock concert. The open-air site of Saturday night's concert in the town of Olavarria was set up for 200,000 people, but prosecutor Susana Alonso tells the Todo Noticias television channel that it was apparently... more »
  • Teens arrested for stealing trooper's rifle in crime spree

    February 2, 2017 4:59 PM

    MADISONVILLE - Two Ponchatoula teens were arrested, and another arrest is expected, for stealing Louisiana State Police equipment in a string of vehicle burglaries in the Madisonville area. According to St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, the teens broke into several vehicles near the Autumn Creek Subdivision off Highway 22... more »
  • Terrebonne substitute teacher arrested for having sex with teens

    December 23, 2016 10:40 AM

    HOUMA – The Houma Police Department arrested a Terrebonne School System substitute teacher for having sex with three teenagers at her home. Heidi Verret, 30, was arrested for one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile and three counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. The investigation revealed... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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