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  • Part of Highland Road closed Saturday to remove problem tree following On Your Side report Play Video

    May 30, 2018 6:16 PM

    UPDATE: Highland Road will be closed between Bluebonnet Boulevard and Siegen Lane Saturday morning while crews work to remove the rotting tree. The closure is expected to last from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Detours will be routed to Siegen Lane and Burbank Drive. ***** BATON... more »
  • A man's fight to save his cypress trees Play Video

    May 18, 2018 6:43 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A man says his power company called him up recently, telling him it planned to cut a bunch of his trees down. Vic Noto says he's not happy about that news. And after living with those trees for decades, he thinks there can be some sort of... more »
  • Tree service takes down dead tree following 2 OYS report Play Video

    November 15, 2017 6:46 PM

    CENTRAL - A dead tree that's been threatening to fall on a man's garage finally came down Tuesday, after a call to 2 On Your Side. The tree was struck by lightning five years ago. Creel's Tree Service saw last week's WBRZ report and offered to help. "We're... more »
  • Dead tree at risk of falling, neighbor looking for help Play Video

    November 6, 2017 6:43 PM

    CENTRAL - A dead tree has been taunting a landowner for years. The tree is on the property next door and Kenny Cutrer says his neighbor has neglected to take it down. "Something has got to be done," he said. The tree shoots up about 90 feet... more »
  • Delayed tree removal project finished following 2 On Your Side call Play Video

    October 24, 2017 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A contract to remove trees and stumps has been delayed for months. Jordan United Methodist Church hired a company to remove three trees and grind down the stumps in June. Since then, the stumps have been sitting as a reminder of a job that hasn't been completed.... more »
  • One beetle may have brought lethal tree disease now across SE

    July 8, 2017 2:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Researchers from Mississippi and Florida say a single female fungus-farming beetle could have been the source of a disease that has killed an estimated 300 million redbay trees and threatens Florida's avocado groves. The beetle and her fungus arrived in Georgia in 2002, and their... more »
  • Man ejected after vehicle struck tree off LA 56 in Terrebonne Parish

    June 27, 2017 12:58 PM

    TERREBONNE PARISH – An early morning crash took the life of a 22-year-old man on Tuesday morning in Terrebonne Parish. According to Louisiana State Police, the crah took the like of Reed Ledet of Chauvin. The crash occurred as Ledet was driving a 2006 GMC... more »
  • Another noose found near museum in nation's capital

    June 17, 2017 7:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - Authorities say a noose was found hanging from a lamp post outside a museum in the nation's capital, the third such incident in recent weeks. U.S. Park Police Sgt. Anna Rose said the noose was found Saturday afternoon outside the National Gallery of Art. ... more »
  • Symbolic live oak removed from Watson school Play Video

    May 5, 2017 10:31 AM

    WATSON – A massive live oak tree outside the future Live Oak Junior High will be removed Friday, after officials named it a safety hazard earlier this week. Watson School Board member Kelle Dickerson told the Advocate that the tree was dying from the inside despite thousands of dollars... more »
  • Woman admits to smoking meth before crash; two children hurt

    February 12, 2017 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested an impaired woman Saturday after she was involved in a crash which injured her two children. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 55-year-old Rhonda Buche crashed her truck into a tree on Greenwell Springs Road around 2 p.m. Buche was injured along... more »
  • St. Martin deputies seeking suspects in Dollar General robbery

    February 11, 2017 6:23 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for two suspects who robbed a Dollar General Friday night. Deputies responded to a robbery at the Dollar General in the 5000 block of Old Spanish Trail around 10 p.m. It was learned that two armed black males... more »
  • Ascension to hold Christmas tree drop off event on Jan. 3

    December 27, 2016 4:58 PM

    ASCENSION – Ascension Parish will hold a Christmas tree drop off event on Tuesday, Jan. 3. The event will run through Sunday, Jan. 15 and be held at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. The center is located at 9039 St. Landry Road. After residents enter the... more »
  • Curbside Christmas tree collection starts Jan. 9

    December 21, 2016 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Curbside Christmas tree collection for East Baton Rouge residents will begin Jan. 9. The service is available for all EBR residents, except in Baker and Zachary. Recycling Director Susan Hamilton said Republic Services will collect the trees placed on the curb between Jan. 9 and Jan.... more »
  • 1 dead, 5 hurt after tree falls on Los Angeles wedding party

    December 17, 2016 9:53 PM

    WHITTIER - Southern California fire officials say one person died and five people were injured after a large eucalyptus tree fell down onto a wedding party taking pictures at a park. Several people were trapped after the tree toppled Saturday in Whittier at Penn Park. Officials say four of the... more »
  • Two hurt after tree crashes down on Blackwell Street home

    December 15, 2016 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two people were taken to the hospital Thursday with moderate injuries after a tree crashed down on a Blackwell Street home. One mother told Brett Buffington that she heard a “crack” before it crashed down on top of her son and neighbors around 4 p.m. Thursday.... more »
  • Gonzales celebrates tree lighting despite vandalism Play Video

    December 6, 2016 11:37 PM

    GONZALES- Less than 48 hours after it was vandalized, the City of Gonzales celebrated its annual tree lighting Tuesday evening. Someone tore down Christmas ornaments and damaged the ladies restroom located at Jambalaya Park on East Cornview Street. City workers spent Monday morning putting everything back in place. Barney... more »
  • Man dead after tree fell on him on Sharlane Drive Play Video

    November 28, 2016 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities responded to the scene of an incident late Monday morning where a tree fell on a man and killed him. The incident happened around 11 a.m. on Monday in the 8800 block of Sharlane Drive. Neighbors told WBRZ that the man was 91 years old.... more »
  • First lady accepts White House Christmas tree from Wisconsin

    November 25, 2016 12:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House is now officially open for the holidays. First lady Michelle Obama kicked off her family's final holiday season at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. by receiving a 19-foot Balsam-Veitch fir as the official White House Christmas Tree. It was grown at a farm in Oconto, Wisconsin, and... more »
  • Trump selling campaign hat Christmas tree ornament for $149

    November 24, 2016 2:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - For Donald Trump supporters looking to extend election season into holiday season, the president-elect’s campaign has a new offering: The Make America Great Again Christmas ornament. The painted brass bauble comes in the shape of the Trump campaign’s iconic red baseball caps and is on... more »
  • WATCH: Trucker snags tree, nearly crashes passing car Play Video

    November 3, 2016 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A winding street around City-Brooks Park and the nearby dog park was closed for a part of Thursday afternoon after an 18-wheeler drove off with a large limb from one of the oak trees in the area. Video recorded by a WBRZ Twitter follower, @msvirdure, showed... more »
  • Auburn man arrested, Toomer's Corner oak tree set on fire

    September 25, 2016 11:41 AM

    AUBURN - A 29-year-old man has been arrested for setting fire to one of the oak trees at Auburn's Toomer's Corner, where fans were celebrating a win over LSU. Auburn police said in a news release Sunday that the man is from Auburn but isn't affiliated with the university. The... more »
  • LSU: 'Noose' on social media not what it looks like Play Video

    November 12, 2015 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU said a picture of what appeared to be a noose hanging from a campus tree Thursday was not what it appeared to be. The picture was posted on social media and quickly spread through the LSU community. It showed what looked like a loop at... more »
  • Truck in trees slows I-10 traffic

    September 25, 2015 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A truck that went off the interstate and into the treeline caused congestion during the evening rush in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday. The wreck happened on I-10 West before Siegen Lane according to the Department of Transportation and Development. DOTD said the one lane... more »
  • EBR schools to receive fruit tree donation Play Video

    July 30, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Schools in East Baton Rouge are getting a healthy bonus. Every school in the district is set to receive a donation of fruit trees. The trees are being donated by a Dr. Thom Dihn, who hopes the trees will influence students to make healthy eating choices. ... more »
  • 8 children hurt, 2 critically, by falling tree in Pasadena

    July 28, 2015 10:20 PM

    PASADENA, CA - Fire officials in Southern California say a 75-foot-tall tree that fell near a children's museum has injured eight kids, two of them critically. There's no word on what caused the pine to uproot around 5 p.m. Tuesday in Pasadena. City fire spokeswoman Lisa Derderian says the kids... more »
  • Branch kills boy as storm forces baseball teams from field

    June 15, 2015 11:47 AM

    TUPELO, MS - Authorities say a falling tree branch killed a 10-year-old boy as baseball teams were leaving the field because of a storm. Multiple media outlets report the accident happened Saturday evening during a baseball tournament in Tupelo. Tupelo Parks and Recreation Director Alex Farned says players were being... more »
  • Trees, power lines taken out by lightning

    May 29, 2015 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies reported a fast-moving shower which hit East Baton Rouge Parish Friday afternoon took out a pair of trees in apparent lightning strikes. EBRSO said the trees in the 6700 block of Vineyard and the 5800 block of Satinwood were damaged, splitting limbs and spreading... more »
  • Lockport motorcyclist killed in crash

    April 5, 2015 6:59 PM

    LOCKPORT, La. - State police say a motorcyclist from Lockport died Sunday afternoon. Troopers say Troy Billiot, 48, was travelling north on LA 1, just south of the Valentine Bridge in Lafourche Parish around 3 p.m. when he failed to make a left-hand curve. Billiot and his passenger, Melissa... more »
  • Tree sitter protesting new golf course falls out of tree

    March 24, 2015 4:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man who'd occupied a cypress tree for 11 days to block construction of a premier golf course in New Orleans' large public park has fallen and injured himself. The man, identified as Lloyd Boover, fell out of the tree in City Park Tuesday morning. Christopher Lane... more »
  • In case of irony, truck hauling weed killer falls apart under oak tree

    March 4, 2015 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters spent Wednesday afternoon removing bags of herbicide from the trailer of an 18-wheeler after it split in half making a turn in downtown. The truck broke as it was turning right onto North Boulevard from 6th Street near the Old Governor's Mansion. Ironically, it fell... more »
  • Unrestrained driver dies in early morning crash

    February 22, 2015 2:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State police say a man died in a single vehicle crash early Sunday morning. It happened on LA HWY 37 on Greenwell Springs Rd. at Pride-Baywood Rd. at 7:45 p.m. Troopers say 40-year-old Lawrence E. Clay, Jr. of Baton Rouge was travelling northbound and approaching... more »
  • Dangerous beetle arrives in Louisiana

    February 19, 2015 3:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The emerald ash borer, a severe insect pest of ash trees, has been detected in Webster Parish, making Louisiana the 25th state to confirm the beetle's presence. Emerald ash borer was first reported in the U.S. in Michigan in 2002. Since then, it has spread down the... more »
  • LSP: Woman killed in wreck wasn't wearing seat belt

    January 12, 2015 10:30 AM

    ROBERT - State Police said a Mandeville woman wasn't wearing her seat belt when her vehicle ran into a tree and killed her Sunday night in Tangipahoa Parish. Troopers said 40-year-old Bridget Rodriguez lost control of her vehicle and crashed while traveling on LA 445 near Robert, La. ... more »
  • DC's panda cub Bao Bao spends night in tree

    December 24, 2014 12:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - The National Zoo in Washington is reassuring fans of the panda cub Bao Bao that she's doing fine after spending the night in a tree. Members of the public can watch a live feed online of the zoo's pandas. When they saw that Bao Bao was in a... more »
  • Christmas Tree mishap burns Baton Rouge home

    December 22, 2014 8:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters believe an electrical malfunction between some Christmas lights and the electrical socket at a home in the Broadmoor area sparked a fire Monday evening. Emergency crews were dispatched to a house on Carolyn Sue about 5 p.m. They found the family's Christmas Tree in the... more »
  • Exploding firewood

    December 1, 2014 7:43 PM

    VIENNA, AUSTRIA- Police are puzzled by an exploding hand grenade inside a wood stove since the woman who owns it says she only put wood inside. Police say the World War II grenade apparently landed on a tree during fighting but did not go off. It was then enveloped by... more »
  • Capitol Hill Christmas tree chosen, chopped down Play Video

    October 30, 2014 8:47 AM

    CASS LAKE, MN - Christmas is still nearly two months away, but the tree that will be on display in Washington, D.C. has already been chosen and chopped down. The winner this year- an 88 ft. tall white spruce from Minnesota. This is the first time in more than... more »
  • Tree trimmer dies in freak accident

    September 24, 2014 8:51 PM

    ST FRANCISVILLE - A tree trimmer died Wednesday after his rig collapsed while he was pruning trees. The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office said Calvin Lofton, 44, was killed in the accident on Joe Daniel Road near Highway 10 around 3 p.m. Lofton was in the bucket of... more »
  • Sheriff: Angola officer accused of inappropriate behavior with an inmate killed in freak accident

    August 30, 2014 4:12 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A West Feliciana man was killed when a tree fell on his truck Saturday just before noon. Deputies say a pecan tree fell onto the vehicle of Danny Daniel, 64, in St. Francisville. Daniel and another man were driving away in the truck when the tree... more »

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