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  • Contractor arrested after failing to complete house remodeling, repairs

    September 11, 2017 1:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge contractor was arrested after he allegedly took $37,000 for incomplete work on a residence. According to police documents, David Gabriel Jr. was hired by the victim in December 2016 to remodel and repair his flood-damaged house. Gabriel was paid in advance to... more »
  • Cajun Airlift flies medicine, supplies to Harvey victims Play Video

    September 4, 2017 11:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More than twenty-five pilots associated with the Cajun Airlift have donated time and gas money to victims of Hurricane Harvey, according to the group's organizer. Christina Massina, an air traffic controller in the New Orleans area says her group plans to keep making air deliveries as long... more »
  • Man arrested for attacking girlfriend and her son

    August 20, 2017 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge officers have arrested a man after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend and her son. According to the affidavit, 40-year-old Sidney McCray went to his girlfriend's home on the night of July 4. Upon entering the home, McCray punched his girlfriend repeatedly and accused her... more »
  • Fewer than 30 homes fixed under state program, but more repair jobs on the way Play Video

    August 1, 2017 12:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor John Bel Edwards toured a flood damaged home Monday that was recently repaired through his Restore Louisiana program. It's one of 28 houses repaired during the pilot stage of the long-term disaster program. "If you compare this disaster to others here in Louisiana and around the... more »
  • Bold thieves burglarize cars and leave messages in Pointe Coupee Play Video

    July 25, 2017 10:29 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - Thieves have swiped cash, guns and much more out of several vehicles in Pointe Coupee Parish over the past few weeks. Sheriff Bud Torres is now sending a stern warning to those criminals who are looking to burglarize more vehicles. Brogan Gurr said his car... more »
  • Man arrested in connection to Amarillo Street shooting

    June 30, 2017 8:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested a man witnesses say shot someone in the leg Thursday evening on Amarillo Street. According to arrest documents, Kentrell Payton was later seen not far from the crime scene wearing the same clothes described by witnesses. Payton was walking down... more »
  • Lunch bag robbery results in arrest at Wal-Mart

    June 24, 2017 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A blue lunch bag and a Yeti cup were worth going to jail over for one man, but a stop at Wal-Mart was all police needed to catch him. According to the affidavit, Stephan Juarez approached his victim in a parking lot Friday night, waved a... more »
  • BRPD seeking contractor accused of fraud

    May 24, 2017 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are seeking a contractor accused of taking thousands of dollars from a woman without completing work on her home. According to Baton Rouge Police, 45-year-old Darrell Cager allegedly entered an agreement with the 60-year-old victim to renovate parts of her home along with a separate... more »
  • Contractor arrested after fraud forces elderly BR man to sell home

    May 20, 2017 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say an elderly Baton Rouge man was forced to sell his flood-damaged home after he was allegedly scammed by a Texas contractor. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 45-year-old David Kite was arrested Friday after he allegedly took thousands of dollars from a 71-year-old... more »
  • Masked victim identified in Plank Road shooting

    April 21, 2017 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A victim who was shot in the 3200 block of Plank Road on Wednesday has been identified. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 36-year-old Letroyed Brown was found lying on the ground with a ski mask and handgun, suffering from several gunshot wounds. Police... more »
  • Police: contractor arrested again for failing to complete work

    April 12, 2017 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities have once again arrested a man for contractor fraud after the say he failed to complete work that was paid for. The victim says she paid 48-year-old Andrew Darian over $1,000 to complete construction work on her rental property in January. The victim say she... more »
  • 18-year-old arrested for attempted murder following argument at gas station

    April 8, 2017 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An 18-year-old was arrested after he and two others reportedly shot two victims following an argument at a gas station. According to arrest records, Antonio Allen was one of three men who allegedly shot two victims inside a vehicle on Davenport Avenue. The incident started... more »
  • Baton Rouge woman arrested for contractor fraud

    March 28, 2017 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was arrested for contractor fraud after she allegedly tried to take advantage of a flood victim. Deputies arrested 58-year-old Ora Williams of Baton Rouge after she reportedly lied to the victim about being a licensed contractor. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's... more »
  • Former marine lives in tent after increased rent forces him out of apartment

    March 26, 2017 11:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's another day at the Koa Campground for Michael Doughty and his fiance. The decorated Marine Corps veteran now spends his days living in a tent. "It's a blow to my pride to be living in a tent, my fiance in a tent, when we... more »
  • Police identify victim in deadly North 37th St shooting Play Video

    March 1, 2017 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating a deadly shooting that happened last night on North 37th street. According to Baton Rouge Police, Corsey Hollins, 31, was found around 8:30 p.m. inside a parked car suffering from a gunshot wound. He later died at the scene. Police say there... more »
  • Domestic homicide suspect arrested, family still in grief Play Video

    February 21, 2017 11:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Keisha Davis is still grieving from the loss of her sister Asha. Asha Davis was shot and killed inside of her home on The Mohican Prescott Crossover on New Year's Day. Almost two months later, Baton Rouge Police arrested 29-year-old Thailand Brooks. He is now... more »
  • Flood-damaged home bakery bounces back for Valentine's Day Play Video

    February 14, 2017 9:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A flood victim isn't letting damage to her home keep her from running her small business. Kennedy Meyers' home bakery has received a jump start since the flood. Meyers and her son were trapped in their home with chest-level waters during last August's flood. After... more »
  • Victim of N. 23rd Street shooting dies, suspect still at large

    January 30, 2017 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The victim of a shooting that took place in the 1700 block of North 23rd Street on Jan. 20 has died, according to Baton Rouge Police. The victim, 35-year-old Devin Johnese, died on Sunday after remaining in critical condition for a few days following the shooting. Investigators... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: A week after being shot, victim talks about mid-city shooting Play Video

    January 19, 2017 11:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The family involved in a Mid City parking lot shooting is speaking to just one station, detailing the horrifying moments they were shot at leaving Doe's Eat Place restaurant. The bullet struck Jacob Price just one quarter of an inch from his heart, missing his lungs, lodging... more »
  • Flood victim to be featured on "Say Yes to the Dress" Play Video

    January 13, 2017 12:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A stylist who lost everything in the flood will have her story told and wedding featured on TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress" next month. Kelli Hutchinson works at Hair Show on Perkins Road. When producers heard her story and how she lost everything ahead of... more »
  • One person hurt in shooting at BREC Park

    January 11, 2017 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting at a park on North 48th Street that left one person hurt Wednesday afternoon. The shooting happened around 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Details aboout the shooting are still limited at this time. Sources tell WBRZ's Brett Buffington the victim is... more »
  • 1 airport victim to be released from hospital

    January 7, 2017 3:52 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE - Florida hospital officials say one of the airport shooting victims is expected to be released. Six gunshot victims were brought to Broward Health Medical Center after Friday's shooting in which five others died. Officials said Saturday at a news conference with Gov. Rick Scott that one is... more »
  • Baton Rouge honors victims of Orlando shooting at vigil, fundraiser Play Video

    June 14, 2016 12:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It's estimated more than a thousand people attended a vigil honoring Victims of the Orlando terrorist attack Monday night. The candlelight vigil was held on the banks of the Mississippi River. The same, somber ceremony was repeated around the country; honoring the victims of the deadliest... more »
  • Man shot at mobile home park, taken to hospital

    May 5, 2016 12:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was transported to the hospital after he was shot at a mobile home park in Baton Rouge Wednesday night. The shooting occurred just after 10:30 p.m. at Nelson's Mobile Home Village on Victoria Drive, off of Airline Highway. No details about the victim... more »
  • Man wounded in deadly shootout released from hospital

    April 14, 2016 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 24-year-old man who was wounded in a shootout that killed two 19-year-old Southern University students has been released from a Baton Rouge hospital. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola said he was notified Thursday that the man had been released from Our Lady of the Lake... more »
  • Sheriff on attack victims' arrest: 'the average individual can connect the dots'

    January 15, 2016 3:51 PM

    GONZALES - The sheriff of Ascension Parish responded Friday to concerns crime victims were arrested on drug charges after reporting a home invasion earlier this week. Clay and Dana Cowart, both 45, and their daughter, Tayler, 18, were charged with various drug offenses after Dana Cowart called for help,... more »
  • Man survives shooting that may have escalated from Facebook threats Play Video

    January 3, 2016 8:47 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Twenty-two year old Deontrel Street is thankful he's alive after being shot in his right shoulder Saturday afternoon. "My arm gave out on me. I was bleeding bad," Street said. According to Plaquemine Police, 25-year-old Evan Franklin showed up to Street's home one day after the... more »
  • Sheriff's office identifies man killed in shooting

    November 24, 2015 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's investigators in East Baton Rouge Parish identified a man Tuesday who died after he was shot in the parish yesterday. An EBRSO spokesperson said 25-year-old Michael Smith died as a result of his injuries Monday evening. Deputies said Smith was shot in the 300... more »
  • Second victim in LaPlace triple shooting dies

    October 6, 2015 9:47 AM

    LAPLACE- The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a triple shooting in LaPlace that has left two people dead and one injured. The shooting took place early Monday morning. Deputies say 23-year-old Travis Gregoire died at the scene and two others were taken to a hospital in New... more »
  • Firefighter tells 911 caller to 'deal with it yourself'

    July 28, 2015 11:34 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE - An Albuquerque, New Mexico, firefighter has been removed from the city's dispatch center after telling a 911 caller who was trying to keep alive a gunshot victim to "deal with it yourself." KRQE-TV reports 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver was fatally shot during a party on June 26. In the... more »
  • Killer sought after man shot multiple times outside apartment

    July 14, 2015 9:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating the shooting death of a 23-year-old man. Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said a release that Kerry Green was found shot multiple times outside of the Elm Grove Apartments early Tuesday morning. Green died at the scene. Coppola says detectives have no motive... more »
  • Obama delivers eulogy at Charleston shooting funeral

    June 26, 2015 11:54 AM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - President Barack Obama says the pain over the killings of a church pastor and his eight black parishioners cuts much deeper because they were slain at a church. Obama says church is at the center of African American life. He says it's a "place to call... more »
  • 'Felony Lane Gang' victim pushes for alternative punishment Play Video

    June 16, 2015 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A victim of the Felony Lane Gang is pushing for an out of the ordinary punishment for the group who is accused of targeting her. She wants to see them get a job and pay all of the money back. Robin Vaughan said she felt violated... more »
  • Victim of basketball brawl shooting identified

    June 12, 2015 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified a man who was shot and killed Thursday night at a gym after an argument erupted during a basketball game and shots were fired. BRPD say 21-year-old Justin Guillory died at the scene of the shooting that happened at around 8:05 p.m. at the... more »
  • Angola celebrates prisoner's achievements Play Video

    June 4, 2015 6:56 PM

    ANGOLA - The Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola did something this week they haven't for three years: hold a graduation celebration for nearly 400 inmates. Graduation ceremonies took place Tuesday and Thursday at the prison, with some prisoners receiving their GED and others getting certification in various fields. ... more »
  • Man gets finger cut off during robbery Play Video

    May 30, 2015 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police told News Two a 76-year-old man lost his finger following a robbery inside his home. Baton Rouge Police have not released the name of the suspect, but believe he is a around the age of 22-years-old. It happened Saturday morning in the 4000 block... more »
  • Teacher who had sex with students fathered child by victim

    May 22, 2015 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- According to DNA test results, Keavin Keith fathered a child with one of the victims he's accused of sleeping with. Earlier this week Keith was charged with 37 counts of inappropriate behavior with students. Investigators say he had sex with multiple students, and the students told them... more »
  • Senate backs lease protections for domestic abuse victims

    May 7, 2015 3:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A proposal to give domestic abuse victims new protections from eviction narrowly received passage from the state Senate. Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, a Baton Rouge Democrat, said her bill was an attempt to keep victims of domestic violence from being rendered homeless. The proposal would make it illegal... more »
  • Emotional ceremony honors crime victims at tree Play Video

    April 7, 2015 10:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A tree adorned with ribbons stands as a symbol of awareness and recognition for survivors and victims of crime. The tree is located on North Blvd. and Ninth Street downtown Baton Rouge, just before the interstate. The Survivor Tree has ribbons of all different colors... more »
  • Neighborhood appalled at latest shooting

    March 26, 2015 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for answers after a woman was found shot in a Baton Rouge auto body store parking lot Thursday. Investigators identified the victim as Jemina Williams, 34. She was shot multiple times. Investigators believe the shooting happened around 8 a.m. in the 2600 block... more »
  • Ascension Parish offers haven for fire victims Play Video

    March 6, 2015 3:53 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - One special house in Ascension Parish gives victims of fires a place to live after disaster strikes. Along Highway 621 in Prairieville the Ascension Fire House helps fire victims begin the road to recovery. In the past five years nearly two dozen families have used the house... more »
  • Victim in multi-vehicle wreck dies

    March 2, 2015 3:27 PM

    GONZALES - Police said one of five people hurt in a wreck in Gonzales last month has died. Gonzales PD said Joey McClendon died Saturday from the injuries he sustained in the Feb. 15 wreck. Police said on that day an SUV collided with a car carrying four... more »
  • Baton Rouge man gunned down in front of house

    March 1, 2015 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who knew Eddie Simon Jr., 24, are in shock after hearing of his murder. The shooting happened close to 2:00 am Sunday morning, in the 2800 block of 73rd street. Police said officers originally responded to the location for a traffic crash, but discovered... more »
  • Victim identified in early morning shooting

    March 1, 2015 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the victim who was found shot dead in his front yard early Sunday morning. Police identified the victim as 24-year-old Eddie Simon Jr. who was found with a gun wound to his head on 2800 73rd Ave. around 1:45 a.m. Authorities were originally dispatched... more »
  • Cops: Selfie Shows Teen Victim Dead in Chair, Shot in Face

    February 9, 2015 2:30 PM

    PITTSBURGH - Investigators say a 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy charged with killing another teen sent a third boy a selfie that also showed the victim shot in the face and sitting in a chair in the background. The family of the suspect, Maxwell Morton, says he doesn't have an attorney, and... more »
  • Victim speaks out after former LSU football player shoots her Play Video

    February 4, 2015 4:35 PM

    PORT ALLEN- The woman who was shot in the head by a former LSU Football player, spoke out for the first time since the shooting in September of 2011. Former tight end Demetri Robinson was convicted of attempted murder for shooting Tanesha Duncan in the head. He also fired... more »
  • Activists to talk ending violence, help for grieving mothers Play Video

    January 28, 2015 6:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Community activists from Baton Rouge will gather Friday with a specific message: start the dialogue, stop the violence and stop the tears. Arthur 'Silky Slim' Reed joined us on 2une In to talk about "A Mother's Cry". "The cry of every mother is definitely the... more »
  • Bodies of 4 Jewish victims of Paris attack arrive in Israel

    January 13, 2015 1:58 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The bodies of four Jewish victims of a Paris terror attack on a kosher supermarket have arrived in Israel for burial. The bodies were brought by plane that landed early Tuesday morning at Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport outside of Tel Aviv. The burial was to take... more »
  • Fundraising for fire victims as school reopens

    November 12, 2014 5:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fundraising efforts are under way for family members of three children and two adults killed in a New Orleans house fire. Meanwhile, grief counselors were set to be on hand as classes resumed Wednesday at Andrew H. Wilson Charter School. Three of the school's students died in... more »
  • Witness tried to help shooting victim Play Video

    October 29, 2014 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman who tried to help the victim in a deadly shooting overnight in Baton Rouge said she couldn't sleep after seeing the teen suffer. "For him to just be spitting up blood like that, it just scared me," said Renee Allen, who asked WBRZ not... more »
  • Hospital: Teen wounded in school shooting dies Play Video

    October 27, 2014 2:00 AM

    MARYSVILLE, WA - One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising the number of fatalities from when a student opened fire in a cafeteria to three. Officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett said 14-year-old Gia Soriano died Sunday night. Another girl was... more »
  • Police: Second shooting in Port Allen this week

    August 16, 2014 6:09 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Port Allen police are investigating the second shooting this week in the city. Details are limited, but witnesses tell News 2 the shooting started on 14th street and ended up on Franklin Street near Rosedale Road. Neighbors say one person was shot in the leg.... more »
  • Father describes shooting intruder Play Video

    August 6, 2014 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A father in Baton Rouge who police said shot an intruder in his daughter's home said if he found himself in the same situation, he'd do the same thing all over again. "It had to be me or him. So, it had to be him instead... more »
  • STAR speaks out defending 'Tinder' rape victim Play Video

    July 30, 2014 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An alleged rape in Baton Rouge this past weekend has a victim advocate organization speaking out in the victim's defense. Jacob Witz, 22, was booked on a count of forcible rape Saturday. He was accused of attacking a woman after meeting her on Tinder, a social-dating... more »
  • Jets carrying Malaysia victims' bodies arrives in Netherlands

    July 23, 2014 9:24 AM

    KHARKIV, Ukraine - Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have landed in the southern city of Eindhoven. Six days after the Boeing 777 was shot down over the battlefields of eastern Ukraine, the first bodies finally arrived Wednesday in... more »
  • Victim identified in car crash on I-110

    February 17, 2014 3:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The victim of a car crash on I-110 in Baton Rouge Sunday night, has been identified. Police say 21 year-old Cherie Bonner was a passenger in a car headed south on I-110, when it went off the road in the I-110 curve near the Scenic Highway overpass... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly shooting Play Video

    January 31, 2014 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities identified the victim of a deadly shooting in Baton Rouge. Police said they found Michael Rogers, 52, shot to death in a shed around 9:45 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of West McKinley Street. They said Rogers, who was homeless, lived in the... more »

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