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  • 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 »
  • Millions in other lotto prizes won in La.

    November 29, 2012 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While nobody in Louisiana won the big Powerball jackpot last night, there were several other cash prizes handed out. The state lottery office said more than 171,000 Powerball players won more than $2.1 million in the drawing, including one ticket worth $1 million. Lottery spokesperson... more »
  • 1 of 2 jackpot tickets sold at KC-area Trex Mart

    November 29, 2012 10:23 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri Lottery officials say one of the nation's two Powerball jackpot winning tickets was sold at a convenience store near Kansas City. A Missouri Lottery news release Thursday said it was sold at a Trex Mart in Dearborn, about 35 miles north of Kansas City. The... more »
  • Bogalusa begins enforcing saggy pants ban

    November 23, 2012 3:52 PM

    BOGALUSA - Gentlemen, check your belt lines. Bogalusa police are putting people on notice to pull up saggy pants or else. The Daily News reports that Mayor Charles Mizell has authorized Police Chief Joe Culpepper to start issuing warnings to people whose pants hang too low. Mizell said the 30-day... more »
  • Powerball jackpot builds to $325M for Saturday

    November 23, 2012 11:57 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The jackpot for Powerball's Saturday drawing has climbed to $325 million, the fourth-largest in the game's history. A single winner's cash payout would be nearly $213 million before taxes. Powerball organizers say this is the first run-up to a large jackpot that's fallen over a major... more »
  • Ryan: Shocked at loss, Obama won fair and square

    November 13, 2012 5:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan acknowledges that he was shocked when he and presidential nominee Mitt Romney lost last week's election. The Wisconsin congressman says President Barack Obama won fair and square. In an interview with ABC News being aired Tuesday, Ryan says he and Romney thought... more »
  • Forgery caught after "friend" tried to cash in man's lotto ticket Play Video

    October 19, 2012 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana man almost lost his lottery winnings when someone else took his ticket and tried to claim it was theirs. Jerry Firth told News 2 after a recent lottery drawing he'd asked a friend of his to look at the ticket and see if he'd... more »
  • Powerball ticket worth $337M sold in Michigan

    August 16, 2012 7:49 AM

    LAPEER, Mich. - A winning ticket in the $337 million Powerball drawing has been sold at a gas station in Michigan. The winning numbers in the Wednesday night drawing were 6, 27, 46, 51, 56 and Powerball 21. The Michigan Lottery says the ticket was sold in Lapeer,... more »
  • Unclaimed lottery prize set to expire next month

    August 10, 2012 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A $10,000 state lottery prize unclaimed since March will expire next month if the winner doesn't step forward, according to the state lottery commission. Lottery officials said the prize was a Powerball ticket which matched four of the five white balls on the March 14 drawing,... more »
  • City jail operation in full effect this Monday Play Video

    June 15, 2012 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Starting Monday, the city jail in downtown Baton Rouge will start filling up with people who failed to pay outstanding misdemeanor tickets and fines. "We've given enough time, given enough words of encouragement," says Constable Reginald Brown. The downtown jail will be open around the clock... more »
  • Florida punches its ticket to Omaha

    June 11, 2012 9:41 AM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Daniel Pigott homered to open the 10th inning, an opposite-field shot that barely cleared the fence, and Florida held on to beat North Carolina State 9-8 on Sunday and advance to the College World Series for the third consecutive season. Pigott's eighth homer of the season was... more »
  • Countdown is on for LSU Super Regional ticket sales

    June 7, 2012 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tickets for the LSU-Stony Brook Super Regional go on sale to the general public in just a couple of hours. Tickets can be purchased from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight by the general public the following ways: Online at LSUTix.net By phone... more »
  • Woman who tossed $1M lotto ticket wants money

    May 21, 2012 1:28 PM

    SEARCY, Ark. - Attorneys for an Arkansas woman who threw away a winning lottery ticket worth $1 million say another woman who plucked the ticket out of the trash and claimed the jackpot should be forced to turn the money over to the court. Sharon Duncan's lawyers filed their formal... more »
  • Obscene Car Ornaments

    May 7, 2012 7:22 PM

    A driver got a ticket in South Carolina for displaying a replica of testicles on a vehicle. A deputy in Spartanburg county stopped a truck this weekend after noticing the "anatomically correct" display on the rear bumper. The driver removed the display but got a ticket for not havng a... more »
  • Baton Rouge $250,000 lottery ticket claimed

    April 3, 2012 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A group that went in together on the Mega Millions lottery claimed their six-figure prize from the Louisiana Lottery. The $250,000 prize will be split among 11 people who went in together on the record-breaking lottery jackpot. Lottery officials said they will share the tax liability... more »
  • Winning lottery ticket sold at BR store unclaimed

    April 3, 2012 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A winning ticket sold at a Baton Rouge convenience store remains unclaimed Tuesday leaving the quarter of a million dollar prize up for grabs. Jeff's Food Mart on Jefferson Highway sold the ticket. The ticket matched the five white balls in last Friday's Mega Millions... more »
  • Bill to change red light camera tickets rejected Play Video

    April 2, 2012 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Senate committee rejected a bill today that would have banned collection agencies from collecting fines for traffic tickets that came from red light cameras. Sen. J. P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, authored the bill because he said municipalities could collect their own fees, and sending them... more »
  • Rhode Island ticket wins $325M Powerball

    February 12, 2012 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says a ticket bought in Rhode Island won the $325 million multi-state Powerball jackpot, but nobody won the top prizes in Louisiana's Lotto or Easy 5 games. Wednesday's Powerball jackpot falls to $40 million, while estimated jackpots rise to $675,000 for Lotto... more »
  • Child Ticketed, Mom goes to Press

    January 12, 2012 7:30 PM

    A 6-year-old boy in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico got a ticket for reckless driving,driving without a license and not having his toy motorcycle registered after it crashed it into a SUV. Karla Noriega is the boy's mom and says police impounded the kid-sized motorcycle that her son got for Christmas. She... more »
  • Lawsuit: Illinois cop issues ticket, asks for date

    January 3, 2012 3:50 PM

    CHICAGO - A Chicago-area woman is suing a suburban traffic cop for allegedly using a speeding ticket he issued to her to track her down and ask her out on a date. Evangelina Paredes filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Chicago accusing Stickney police officer Chris Collins of... more »
  • Reserving BCS National Championship tickets Play Video

    November 29, 2011 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the BCS National Championship game 41 days away, regardless of what happens this weekend in Atlanta, many LSU fans are shelling out hundreds or thousands of dollars just to reserve tickets to the game. The 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship committee is offering fans reservations... more »
  • Chief: Give my Wife a Ticket

    September 29, 2011 7:37 PM

    The police chief of Lodi, New Jersey told his officers no is above the law, including his wife. Chief Vincent Caruso told an officer to ticket his wife after she double parked while she dropped off their 5-year old son at school. Caruso says he didn't want her to get... more »
  • School Zone Safety

    August 10, 2011 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - School officials,and Baton Rouge police want you to slow down. School zone speed limits are in effect. Police will be shooting radar throughout the city cracking down on speeders. This morning, at least ten tickets were issued in one school zone. School zone times... more »
  • Long lines form as people clear their names in EBR

    July 25, 2011 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People waited for more than an hour in some cases today to pay off misdemeanor tickets and avoid jail time for misdemeanors in Baton Rouge. Authorities in East Baton Rouge Parish have arrested 105 people since they began a misdemeanor warrant roundup this past Friday. Officials... more »
  • Texas boy, 10, ticketed for improper seat belt use

    June 3, 2011 1:04 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A 10-year-old Central Texas boy has been given a ticket for wearing his seat belt incorrectly. Fourth-grader Marshall May says he was in a minivan's passenger seat when he stuck his head out the window and his seat belt slipped. A Leander police officer pulled... more »
  • Winning tickets sold for Easy 5, Louisiana Lotto

    May 8, 2011 1:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lottery officials say someone in LaPlace purchased the winning Louisiana Lotto ticket from Saturday night's drawing while the winning Easy 5 ticket was purchased in Baton Rouge. The Louisiana Lotto jackpot was $972,000. The winning numbers are 2-6-15-16-24-28. The winning numbers for the $71,000 Easy... more »
  • Winning Powerball ticket sold in NY

    January 23, 2011 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says a winning Powerball ticket was purchased in New York, but someone in Louisiana won the $185,504 Easy 5 jackpot. There were no big winners in the Louisiana Lotto on Saturday. The winning ticket in the Easy 5 was sold in Pearl... more »
  • LSU sold out of Cotton Bowl tickets

    December 13, 2010 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has sold out of its entire allotment of Cotton Bowl tickets before the public even had a chance at them. According to the LSU Ticket Office, the school had 12,500 tickets available and received more than 15,000 requests from season ticket holders and students. ... more »
  • 46-year-old claims winning Lotto ticket

    November 23, 2010 11:44 AM

    WALKER- Chet Bourg bought the winning $250,000 Lotto ticket at a town convenience store on Walker Road South. Bourg, 46, received $175,000 after state and federal taxes were withheld. Murphy USA gets a one-time selling bonus of $2500- one percent of the jackpot. The winning numbers for the Nov. 20... more »
  • Ticket bought at Mich. porn shop worth $129M

    November 12, 2010 3:35 PM

    LANSING, Mich. - A group of Michigan friends and family is obscenely rich after winning a $129 million jackpot with a lottery ticket bought at a porn shop. Mike Greer, a member of the group, came forward Friday to claim the Powerball winnings on behalf of the others, who remained... more »
  • Failure to pay tickets in Zachary could lead to jail time

    November 1, 2010 6:28 PM

    ZACHARY - Failing to pay a ticket in Zachary could put you behind bars. Authorities there have initiated a crime crackdown, and those with outstanding warrants will pay the price. The initiative is a joint effort by Police Chief John Herty and City Court Judge Lonny Myles to... more »
  • BR leaders readying crackdown on parking tickets

    October 28, 2010 7:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City leaders are working on ways to crack down on unpaid parking tickets in Baton Rouge. As News 2 first told you last year the city is owed millions in parking fines, something Mayor Pro-Tem Mike Walker brought up at the latest Metro Council meeting. Walker said... more »
  • Baton Rouge man wins $100,000 on scratch-off

    October 18, 2010 10:48 AM

    A Baton Rouge man has claimed the second $100,000 prize in a Louisiana State Lottery scratch-off game. Charles “Aaron” Page III recently bought two World Champions New Orleans Saints tickets at the LaPlace Travel Center, and said he had the store clerk pick which game he played. He also told... more »
  • Trooper tickets 82-year old going 110 mph

    October 15, 2010 12:45 PM

    Oregon State Police gave an 82-year-old woman a ticket for driving 28 miles per hour over her age and twice the posted speed limit of 55 mph. KVAL-TV reports a trooper spotted Marcia Brandon's car going 110 mph Thursday on Highway 26 west of Gresham. She said she... more »
  • Sentencing begins in Operation Illegal Motion

    August 19, 2010 11:27 AM

    Sentencing began today in Baton Rouge for ten city officials caught in a ticket-fixing scandal. The case is part of a federal investigation called "Operation Illegal Motion", which led to the resignation and arrest of several local leaders. Today, former senior city prosecutor Flitcher Bell was sentenced to... more »
  • Rapper, actor Ice T arrested in NYC

    July 20, 2010 1:15 PM

    New York City police say they have arrested rapper-actor Ice-T on accusations of driving with a suspended license. Police say the entertainer was driving a 2009 Cadillac near West 40th Street and 11th Avenue on Tuesday when officers stopped him for not wearing a seat belt. They said... more »
  • LSU Board considering ticket price hike

    May 27, 2010 3:09 PM

    The LSU Board of Supervisors is set to consider changes to the men's basketball ticket policies, including for the first time the addition of a Tradition Fund contribution similar to existing football and baseball tickets, at their next meeting. Under the proposed price re-structuring, lower and mid-level tickets at... more »
  • Opelousas offers ticket amnesty

    February 5, 2010 7:16 AM

    Opelousas City Court is conducting a one-month Traffic Ticket Amnesty Program for people with bench warrants in the court's traffic section. The amnesty will run February 15 through March 15 and serves as a limited opportunity to resolve warrants without fear of being placed in jail for being delinquent on... more »
  • Drivers can pay traffic tickets online

    November 16, 2009 10:07 AM

    Drivers can now pay most tickets from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office online, a move Sheriff Sid Geautreaux hopes will cut down on outstanding traffic warrants. People ticketed for speeding, failure to yield or running a red light can take care of them using the EBRSO web site .... more »
  • Red light cameras headed to Ascension Parish

    September 18, 2009 5:14 AM

    Last night, the Ascension Parish Council unanimously agreed to allow red light cameras in unincorporated areas. Ascension Parish still needs to decide how many cameras and where to put them. The cameras take pictures of red-light runners and the drivers get a ticket in the mail. The first ticket... more »

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