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  • Man sues date for texting during 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2'

    May 17, 2017 12:37 PM

    ROUND ROCK, Texas - A Texas man is suing a woman he went on a date with for the price of a movie ticket after he says she texted through the film and left him at the theater. Brandon Vezmar filed the claim for $17.31 last week. The 37-year-old tells... more »
  • Oklahoma police chief issues himself a speeding ticket

    April 18, 2017 2:51 PM

    SPERRY, Okla. - The police chief of a small northeast Oklahoma community says he issued himself a citation for speeding, but only after being caught on video. Sperry Police Chief Justin Burch posted an apology on the department's Facebook page Saturday, saying he was "wrong in traveling at 75 and... more »
  • 'Beauty and the Beast' roars with monstrous $170M debut

    March 19, 2017 3:32 PM

    NEW YORK - Disney's live-action "Beauty" was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies. According to studio estimates Sunday, "Beauty and the Beast" blew past the previous record-holder for G- or... more »
  • Winning numbers drawn for $435 million Powerball jackpot

    February 23, 2017 7:49 AM

    DES MOINES - Lottery officials say the sole winning ticket for an estimated $435 million Powerball jackpot was sold at an Indiana convenience store. The Hoosier Lottery says the ticket was sold at a Super-Test Mini Mart convenience store in Lafayette, about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis. Nancy McKinney is... more »
  • Unclaimed $5000 Louisiana Lottery ticket expires Friday

    February 22, 2017 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Commission says whoever bought an unclaimed $5,000 ticket in September has until 5 p.m. Friday to claim the prize. The commission said in a news release Tuesday that the Mega Millions ticket was sold for the Sept. 27 drawing. It was bought in Slidell,... more »
  • Man's obscene, silly attempt at being famous gets him ticketed

    February 20, 2017 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police ticketed a 23-year-old for disturbing the peace after what is likely a drunken attempt at showing off when he shouted expletives into a microphone attached to a camera that was being used to broadcast live from downtown Friday. Mason Peter Carbonell was written a citation,... more »
  • Single-day tickets for 2017 Bayou Country Superfest go on sale Feb. 14

    February 13, 2017 4:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Single-day tickets for this year's Bayou Country Superfest will go on sale on Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. The fest will feature Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Hank Williams, Jr, Brett Eldredge, Old Dominion and more. The fest will be... more »
  • Man says he's been mailed red light violation in error, warning others Play Video

    February 2, 2017 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man who was mailed a red light violation says he didn't do anything wrong. He says the photo that came with the ticket proves he's right. Syed Naqvi says the light malfunctioned and he's not going to pay the $177 ticket. There are multiple... more »
  • Mom, son plead guilty in man's killing over lottery ticket

    January 10, 2017 10:16 AM

    ROCHESTER - A New York man and his 49-year-old mother have pleaded guilty in the slaying of a man who was killed over a winning scratch-off lottery ticket. The Monroe County District Attorney's Office says 29-year-old James McCracken, of Rochester, pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the slaying of... more »
  • Mistakenly sold lottery ticket earns couple $1 million

    December 6, 2016 12:32 PM

    LAKEWOOD, N.J. - A mistakenly sold lottery ticket has earned a New Jersey couple $1 million. State lottery officials say 70-year-old Dante Castillo usually picks his own numbers. But when the Manchester man bought some tickets for last Thursday's Cash4Life jackpot at a convenience store in Lakewood, the clerk accidentally... more »
  • BR woman wins $1 million Powerball prize

    November 3, 2016 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One Baton Rouge woman won the $1 million Powerball Prize from the Oct. 29 drawing. 38-year-old Tung Le matched five of six numbers to win $1,000,004 which she claimed Monday at Louisiana Lottery headquarters. Le received $700,002 after state and federal tax withholdings. The winning... more »
  • Man cited after gun fires on CATS bus Tuesday

    September 13, 2016 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A wheelchair-bound man was issued a court summons after his gun accidentally fired inside a CATS bus Tuesday. Police identified the man as Belin Milton, 63. Investigators said Milton was exiting a CATS bus near the intersection of Picardy and Flanders when the gun he was... more »
  • Winning Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey

    May 8, 2016 2:54 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Lottery officials in New Jersey say the winning ticket that matched all six numbers in the Powerball drawing worth $429.6 million was sold in Mercer County. Officials said early Sunday the location will not be disclosed until certain security procedures are completed, and it's anticipated that the... more »
  • Red light-runners receive tickets in the mail years later Play Video

    May 5, 2016 11:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tickets for running red lights are arriving years later for some drivers in Baton Rouge. Arturo Jerezano is one of those drivers. He showed News 2's Brittany Weiss a ticket indicating he drove through a red light on September 17th, 2011. He received that ticket in... more »
  • Plea deal reached in I-10 speed trap scheme

    April 18, 2016 12:50 PM

    HENDERSON - There was a plea deal Monday in a ticket-writing scheme that involved a notorious speed trap at the western end of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. Oliver Mack Lloyd pleaded guilty to false accounting and admitted his role in the I-10 ticket scheme, KATC TV reported on its... more »
  • Parking the 'wrong' way could soon be allowed Play Video

    March 31, 2016 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's illegal to parallel park facing on-coming traffic, but a bill making its way through the state legislature would change that. Current law requires vehicles to park within 18 inches of the curb with the right side of the vehicle, parallel to the curb. The bill... more »
  • LSU sells out of Texas Bowl tickets

    December 8, 2015 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU ticket officials said they sold out of their supply of tickets for the upcoming AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl game. Associate LSU Athletic Director Brian Broussard said the university had 8,500 tickets to sell after the bowl game was announced. The Tigers will face the... more »
  • Hundreds attend annual BR traffic amnesty day

    December 7, 2015 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of people gathered during Baton Rouge's annual "amnesty day" for a chance to pay traffic tickets and work with judges on-site to resolve their district and city court warrants without having to risk arrest. East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar C. Moore III and Councilwoman... more »
  • Avondale woman wins $475K Louisiana Lotto

    November 23, 2015 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 63-year-old Avondale woman is the lucky holder of the sole winning ticket in the Nov. 14 $475,000 Louisiana Lotto jackpot. Cecilia M. Randel purchased the ticket at RaceTrac #645 on Highway 90 in Avondale, just a few blocks from her home. The store received a one-time... more »
  • Webb Park residents say bike lanes should go Play Video

    September 23, 2015 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a petition going around the Webb Park area in an effort to do away with bike lanes in the neighborhood. People who live in the community met Wednesday night to discuss what to do after a number of people received parking tickets for parking in... more »
  • Les Miles says refund announcement coming Tuesday

    September 8, 2015 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Head LSU football coach Les Miles said an announcement about ticket refunds after this weekend's canceled game against McNeese State will be made later Tuesday. >UPDATE: LSU announced it will issue refunds for tickets. Click HERE for the latest story. Miles addressed the media during... more »
  • Traffic stop laws Play Video

    August 11, 2015 9:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic stop laws are different in every state, so it's important to be familiar with what you can and cannot do. Law enforcement officials' first rule of advice: don't turn the roadside into a courtroom. If a driver gets pulled over in Louisiana the officer is... more »
  • Lottery Results

    March 15, 2015 1:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says a ticket sold in New York has won the $137 million Powerball jackpot. The lottery corporation said Sunday that the biggest prize won in Louisiana for Saturday night's drawings was $1,944 for Lotto tickets matching five of six numbers. It says 19... more »
  • Sheriff's captain demoted, suspended for impropriety Play Video

    November 19, 2014 4:22 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A high ranking West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's captain was demoted and is currently suspended without pay for his actions after another deputy made a traffic stop. The stop happened on Oct. 29 around 1:30 a.m. Sources told the WBRZ Investigative Unit Taylor urged the deputy who stopped... more »
  • "Click it or Ticket" campaign set to begin

    May 16, 2014 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Beginning Monday May 19, Officers from law enforcement agencies throughout Louisiana will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists. It's all part of the "Click it or Ticket" campaign, to increase seat belt use and help save lives. Louisiana's seat belt use increased to 82.5 percent of... more »
  • Red light cameras could require voter approval Play Video

    March 5, 2014 9:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state representative wants to bring red light cameras to a public vote. Rep. Jeff Arnold of New Orleans says this is his third attempt to require voter approval prior to the imposition of civil fines for violations captured by automated traffic enforcement systems, like red... more »
  • 69yo BR man wins $1M as Powerball runner-up

    February 9, 2014 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A 69-year-old Baton Rouge man is Louisiana's latest millionaire. The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says Alex Bookter, a golf course manager for BREC, which operates public park and recreation facilities and programs in East Baton Rouge Parish, picked up his prize from lottery officials last week. Officials... more »
  • LSU Board of Supervisors approves ticket price increase Play Video

    December 13, 2013 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU Board of Supervisors has decided to boost ticket prices for athletic events at the university. These include a ticket price hike for the 2014 football season and 2015 baseball season. There's no word on exactly how much they will increase, but the changes are... more »
  • LSU offering $20 holiday ticket packages for women's games

    December 6, 2013 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A special $20 package to see four LSU women's basketball home games this holiday season is now on sale at www.LSUtix.net. The $20 holiday package includes a 200-level reserved seat to the following four games: Jackson State (Dec. 30), Texas A&M (Jan. 9), Florida (Jan. 12)... more »
  • 'Ocean's 16' workers in NJ claim Powerball share

    August 12, 2013 1:38 PM

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - The 16 public employees from New Jersey who had one of the three winning tickets in last week's $448 million Powerball jackpot have come forward to claim their prize. The Ocean County employees are calling themselves "Ocean's 16," a play on the "Ocean's Eleven" series of movies.... more »
  • Henderson police officers charged in illegal ticket system Play Video

    July 23, 2013 5:06 PM

    HENDERSON - Two of Henderson's top police officers were charged with three felony counts each following a state Office of Inspector General investigation. Police Chief Leroy Guidry and Deputy Chief Oliver Mack Lloyd each face charges of public payroll fraud, malfeasance in office and filing false public record. If... more »
  • People upset about $15 fine for parking on grass Play Video

    July 12, 2013 11:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People are upset about a city law they believe should not be enforced. A number of people on Jennifer Jean Drive said they were ticketed Friday morning for parking on the grass. They have to pay the $15 fine. "I really just laughed out loud, because... more »
  • No winners in 3 Louisiana lottery drawings

    July 4, 2013 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Lottery officials say there were no winners in the multistate Powerball, Louisiana Lotto or the Easy 5 drawings Wednesday. The Powerball jackpot goes to an estimated $70 million for Saturday night's drawing. Louisiana Lotto will have a top prize of $425,000 for Saturday. The Easy 5... more »
  • $835K Lotto ticket bought in New Orleans

    June 9, 2013 10:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Lottery Commission says a Lotto ticket bought in New Orleans is worth $835,701, but nobody won the jackpots for Easy 5 or the Powerball. That means Wednesday's estimated Powerball jackpot rises to $70 million. The estimated jackpots for Louisiana-only big-money lotteries are $250,000 for Lotto... more »
  • La. Lottery awaits word from Powerball winner

    May 29, 2013 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Lottery officials in Baton Rouge are awaiting word from whoever bought one of the winning tickets from Saturday's $50 million multi-state Powerball drawing. A ticket sold at a gas station on Franklin Avenue in New Orleans was one of three winning tickets. The ticket-holders will each... more »
  • Office pool shares $1 million lottery prize Play Video

    May 24, 2013 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two dozen members of a local realtor's office who put together a lottery pool claimed their $1 million Powerball prize today. The group received $700,000 to split after state and federal taxes were withheld. They said each member of the pool would receive more then $29,000... more »
  • $1 million ticket sold in Baton Rouge Play Video

    May 20, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One Powerball player winner is holding on to a $1 million ticket sold in Baton Rouge from this weekend's drawing. Louisiana Lottery officials said the million-dollar ticket was sold at Matherne's Supermarket on Bluebonnet and matched all five white numbers while missing the Powerball. "We're... more »
  • $1 million Powerball ticket sold in La.

    May 20, 2013 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - While no tickets sold in Louisiana matched the biggest Powerball jackpot in history this weekend, one ticket sold in Baton Rouge is worth a $1 million prize. Louisiana Lottery officials said the million-dollar ticket was sold at Matherne's Supermarket on Bluebonnet, and matched all five white... more »
  • Small Fla. city wonders who won Powerball jackpot

    May 19, 2013 10:15 AM

    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a winning Powerball ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million. On Sunday, Zephyrhills residents wondered who the winner of Powerball's highest jackpot in history might be. The ticket-holder hadn't... more »
  • Time running out on unclaimed $10K Powerball ticket Play Video

    May 15, 2013 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lots of people are hoping to win big on tonight's $360 million Powerball jackpot, but someone in our area might already be a winner. A $10,000 ticket was bought last November at the Raceway store on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge, and time is running out... more »
  • Convent man claims $100,000 lotto prize

    May 2, 2013 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A first-time lottery player claimed his winnings from a $100,000 scratch-off ticket in Baton Rouge today. Lottery officials said Mark Anderson, 51, of Convent bought the $5 Queen of Hearts ticket in Gonzales after a suggestion from his friend Stephen Smith. Anderson said Smith also gave... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Top Ticket Violators Play Video

    May 1, 2013 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The top ten parking ticket violators from 2012 account for 291 tickets, and most of those haven't been paid. More than 3,000 people were cited for a parking violation last year and 5,079 tickets were outstanding as of March when the city provided News 2 the... more »
  • Last chance for St. Jude Dream Home tickets Play Video

    March 8, 2013 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It's the final hours of News 2 and St. Jude's annual Dream Home giveaway, and tickets are going fast. The tickets give people a chance to win a $395,000 dream home built by Alvarez Construction, and give back to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at the... more »

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