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  • JetBlue offering free flights to families of Orlando shooting victims

    June 13, 2016 5:24 PM

    ORLANDO - JetBlue airline company is providing free seats on flights to and from Orlando for those impacted by a mass shooting that took place on Sunday at a Florida nightclub that left at least 49 dead and another 53 injured. The free flights are available for immediate family... more »
  • Governor approves separated courtroom seating for victims

    June 10, 2016 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Crime victims, crime witnesses or their family members will soon have the choice to sit separate from defendants, defendants' family members or defense witnesses in Louisiana courtrooms. The governor's office said Wednesday that Gov. John Bel Edwards had signed the bill from Sen. J.P. Morell, a New... more »
  • EBRSO to host Evening of Remembrance

    April 14, 2016 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III is hosting the annual Evening of Remembrance Thursday night. The event is dedicated to remembering victims of homicide. Family and friends will honor their loved ones. One of the guest speakers is Barbara Mills, the mother of Brittney... more »
  • Coroner releases names of Convent RV park tornado victims

    February 25, 2016 11:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The St. James Parish Coroner has released the names of those killed in a tornado that ripped through an RV park during Tuesday’s bout of severe weather. 59-year-old David Eugene Swann, of Satsuma, Alabama and 51-year-old Scott Ellis of North Carolina died Tuesday. St. James Parish... more »
  • Not everyone will get closure with serial killer's unexpected death Thursday Play Video

    January 21, 2016 11:52 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The death of serial killer Derrick Todd Lee might be bitter-sweet for families of victims suspected to have been killed by him but never officially connected or confirmed. Lee was convicted in two attacks but DNA linked him to five others. There are likely more, authorities... more »
  • Victims call for police to seek other Bourbon Street shooter

    January 16, 2016 6:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Victims of a 2014 Bourbon Street shooting spree express satisfaction at the conviction of Trung Le, who fired the first four bullets. But they're calling on authorities to keep pursuing the still-unknown shooter who fired back 11 bullets on the French Quarter tourist strip. Le... more »
  • State Police identify victims in Clinton double murder

    December 8, 2015 1:03 PM

    CLINTON - Louisiana State Police have identified the victims of a double murder that happened in Clinton Sunday afternoon. The victims are 46-year-old Kem Smith of Clinton and 39-year-old Clifton Cowan, Jr. of Zachary. East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s deputies and State Police reported the arrest of 31-year-old Eric... more »
  • U. S. flags ordered to half-staff for California shooting victims

    December 3, 2015 12:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is ordering U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the shooting in California that left 14 people dead. The White House says Obama signed the proclamation Thursday. It calls for flags to remain at half-staff through Monday and affects... more »
  • French ID all 129 victims of the Paris attacks

    November 18, 2015 6:49 AM

    PARIS - The French government says all 129 people killed in attacks Friday on a Paris stadium, a concert hall and cafes have been identified. A statement released after Wednesday's Cabinet meeting says about 100 families have come to see the bodies. At least 350 people were also wounded in... more »
  • Baton Rouge residents remember victims in Paris attacks

    November 15, 2015 8:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of people decided to spend their Sunday afternoon downtown honoring deceased victims of the Paris, France attacks. More than one hundred people were killed Friday evening at various places throughout the city, during a terrorist attack. People in Baton Rouge did their part to remember the... more »
  • Authorities search field connected to Duplantier murders Play Video

    October 22, 2015 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement agencies confirmed that information of a possible buried body at a Duplantier property sparked an hour-long search in Baton Rouge Thursday. Just before 6 p.m., Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said confirmed that someone told authorities that 42-year-old Ernesto Llerena Alonso had killed another person and... more »
  • Subway pitchman's victims get $1 million

    October 22, 2015 5:12 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Ten victims of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle have received a total of $1 million in restitution since he agreed in August to plead guilty to child pornography and sex-crime charges. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven DeBrota tells The Associated Press the $100,000 checks were hand-delivered to the 10... more »
  • Suspect identified, wanted in Saturday night shooting

    October 10, 2015 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for 26-year-old Jaime Rivera in a fatal shooting investigation The shooting happened in the 1200 block of Cristy Drive shortly before 8:00 pm. Eduardo Olivas, 33, died on scene from sustained gunshot wounds. The second victim, 36, was transported to a local... more »
  • Program scheduled to aid domestic violence victims Play Video

    October 5, 2015 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A program scheduled to help domestic abuse victims which will begin in January, focuses on getting victims of violence in the home out of dangerous situations in an attempt to end domestic-related disturbances in the future. The East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office received a... more »
  • Wakes Sunday for theater shooting victims

    July 26, 2015 2:48 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Services for the two people killed Thursday in the Grand Theatre Lafayette shooting were scheduled for Sunday. The viewing for Jillian Johnson started Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers in Lafayette and will continue until 6 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday at... more »
  • ACLU says Jindal executive order misguided

    July 26, 2015 11:45 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Civil liberty advocates warn that Governor Bobby Jindal's executive order to ban protesting at the funerals for two Lafayette movie theater shooting victims may violate the First Amendment. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana said Sunday Jindal's intentions were honorable, but his order was "misguided." ... more »
  • Movie theater victims remembered for zeal to change the world Play Video

    July 24, 2015 6:39 PM

    LAFAYETTE- The pain in the air in the City of Lafayette was palpable Friday. Across the city, state and nation people mourned for the victims in Thursday's movie massacre. The shooting claimed the lives of 21-year old Mayci Breaux and 33-year old Jillian Johnson. Tears of sadness moistened... more »
  • Artist, student killed in Lafayette theater shooting

    July 24, 2015 10:30 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Louisiana State Police released the names of two women killed in a shooting at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette overnight. LSP said 21-year-old Mayci Breaux of Franklin died at the scene, while 33-year-old Jillian Johnson of Lafayette died from her injuries at a local hospital. According... more »
  • FBI looking for possible La. victims of sextortionist Play Video

    July 7, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FBI officials in Louisiana will soon release information related to a nationwide "sextortion" case where there are known victims in Louisiana. There are at least three victims in the state, and there could be others in a sexual exploitation case centered around a Florida man named... more »
  • Jindal agrees to new housing protections for abuse victims

    July 1, 2015 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Victims of domestic violence are receiving new housing protections in state law. Gov. Bobby Jindal's office announced Wednesday that the governor has signed the bill by Baton Rouge Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, a Democrat, that sets up the new guidelines. In addition to allowing victims to break... more »
  • Lawmakers focus on protecting sexual assault victims

    June 13, 2015 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Victims' advocates say the way rape victims are treated in Louisiana is among the worst in the country. But that's soon to change. Lawmakers have approved a package of bills to address the way hospitals, authorities and public colleges investigate sexual assault and treat the victims.... more »
  • Flags ordered at half-staff for helicopter victims

    March 13, 2015 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The governors of Florida and Louisiana ordered Friday for flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff for victims of a military helicopter crash. Governors Bobby Jindal and Rick Scott issued the executive orders to honor the four Louisiana National Guard members and seven Marines... more »
  • Saints QB, wife donate to Superstorm Sandy victims Play Video

    January 9, 2015 11:11 AM

    LONG BEACH, NY- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife Brittany are helping some suburban New York families rebuild homes damaged in Superstorm Sandy. Newsday reports the couple has made a $200,000 donation through their Dream Foundation to assist Long Beach families in storm recovery. The United Way... more »
  • Police: 3 conscious after shooting outside school

    December 12, 2014 2:58 PM

    PORTLAND, OR - Police say a shooter wounded two boys and one girl outside an alternative high school in what may be a gang-related attack in Portland, Oregon. Sgt. Pete Simpson said Friday that the victims are believed to be students at Rosemary Anderson High School, which serves about 190... more »
  • Crews to begin work to recover plane crash victims Play Video

    October 31, 2014 2:06 AM

    WICHITA, KS - Authorities say the "real work" will start Friday to recover the remains of four people who died when a small plane crashed into a building at a Kansas airport. Jet fuel from the twin-engine Beechcraft King Air burned so hot after the crash Thursday morning that portions... more »
  • Shootings leave EBR neigbhorhoods on edge Play Video

    October 2, 2014 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A triple shooting just hours apart from each other have some people on edge, or finding new places to live. One happened in the 4100 block of Cannon Street and left a 24-year-old man dead. Another happened in the 6200 block of Callahan Street; that victim... more »
  • Lawmaker outraged rape victims pay for emergency services Play Video

    September 25, 2014 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A politician believes it is time to change laws so sexual assault victims will stop getting billed for medical costs associated with attacks "That is an absurd thing for a victim to have to pay for," Sexual Trauma and Awareness Response executive director Rachael Herbert said.... more »
  • Putin: Russia will facilitate plane investigation Play Video

    July 22, 2014 4:06 AM

    MOSCOW, Russia - President Vladimir Putin says Russia will do "everything in its power" to facilitate an investigation into the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash, but accused Kiev and the West of escalating the conflict in the region. During a meeting with Russia's Security Council on Tuesday, Putin said Russia... more »
  • Obama to survey deadly Washington mudslide damage

    April 22, 2014 8:40 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama plans a brief visit to the Seattle area to survey damage from a mudslide that killed more than three dozen people. Obama is making a brief stopover Tuesday while on his way to the Asia-Pacific region for a four-country visit. He'll also visit with victims... more »
  • School where stabbings occurred may reopen Monday

    April 10, 2014 6:39 AM

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Officials say a western Pennsylvania high school where 21 students and a security guard were stabbed or slashed by a student is no longer being treated as a crime scene and will likely reopen Monday. Murrsysville police Chief Thomas Seefeld and Superintendent Gennaro Piraino (pih-RAH'-no) announced those... more »
  • Three car crash sends victims to the hospital

    November 3, 2013 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A three car crash injured several people causing them to go to hospitals this afternoon. It happened on Thomas Delpit near Julia Streets around 3pm. News 2 has learned some of the victims received moderate injuries in the crash. The road was briefly blocked as rescue... more »
  • Victim arms self, fights back Play Video

    October 4, 2013 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three people were arrested, accused of terrorizing a neighborhood near LSU Friday. "It was probably the craziest moment of my life," a victim told WBRZ News 2. "It was very, very intense." Early Friday morning, one of the suspects followed a victim to a home... more »
  • DC hospital: 3 Navy Yard victims doing well

    September 17, 2013 8:38 AM

    WASHINGTON- Hospital officials say a police officer and two civilians wounded in the Washington Navy Yard shooting are doing well. Dr. Janis Orlowski, MedStar Washington Hospital Center's chief medical officer, said Tuesday morning that the police officer, who was shot in the legs, and a woman who was shot in... more »
  • Officials: 3 Navy Yard shooting victims continue to recover

    September 16, 2013 3:16 PM

    WASHINGTON- A hospital official says a police officer and two civilians wounded in the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard are expected to survive. The shooting rampage left at least 12 people dead. But the three being treated at Washington Hospital Center are expected to survive. That's according to Janis... more »
  • The hostage standoff victims

    August 14, 2013 10:36 PM

    ALEXANDRIA- A female bank employee is listed in critical condition, still recovering after she was shot during a hostage situation in rural central Louisiana Tuesday. LeDean McDaniel survived with injuries, Jay Warbington was killed and Patricia White was released hours before Fuaed A. Ahmed, 20, shot her coworkers. All... more »
  • Family of seven killed in crash protest sentencing

    July 23, 2013 10:56 AM

    CLINTON - Family members of seven people killed by a drunken driver in Slaughter rallied outside the Clinton courthouse today, where they will finally get to review a pre-sentence report for Brett Gerald. The family members held signs claiming judicial racism on the part of the judge in the... more »
  • Aurora, Newtown survivors honor theater victims

    July 19, 2013 2:21 PM

    AURORA, Colo.- Survivors of mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut were among those gathered Friday in a suburban Denver park to honor those killed in the massacre at an Aurora movie theater a year after the attack. Vigil participants read a list of names of those killed in recent gun... more »
  • Three teens accused in Craigslist scam, armed robbery at park Play Video

    July 16, 2013 9:43 PM

    ZACHARY - Three teens are in police custody after victims snapped their pictures prior to a bait and switch at a neighborhood park. A couple from Baton Rouge shopping on Craigslist found an iPad for $180 and responded to the ad, Zachary Police Chief David McDavid said. According to... more »
  • White House: Syria chemical weapons kill up to 150

    June 13, 2013 4:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration estimates that 100 to 150 people have died from chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The White House blames the Syrian government for the attacks and says the casualty data is likely incomplete. It says it has no reliable, corroborated information to suggest that the Syrian... more »
  • Aid for Nazi victims

    May 28, 2013 7:52 PM

    BERLIN- Some victims of Nazi crimes from World War II will receive financial support under an agreement reached between the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and the German government. About 56,000 survivors in about 46 different countries will get aid depending on individual needs and circumstances over a... more »
  • Organizations plan donation drives for Okla. twister victims

    May 21, 2013 10:27 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- There has been an outpouring of support for the victims of Monday's deadly tornado in Oklahoma. Tuesday night, about 24-hours since the twister, an area church announced plans for a supply drive to get important items to the people of Moore, Okla. First Baptist Church in... more »
  • Victims' family outraged after killer's sentence cut in half Play Video

    May 14, 2013 3:45 PM

    CLINTON- Family members of seven victims killed in a crash one year ago in Slaughter expressed outrage today, after a Judge reduced the sentence for Brett Gerald in half. The ruling was made after the Judge reviewed a recent state Supreme Court ruling which classifies vehicular homicide as a... more »
  • Crime victims remembered tonight in Baton Rouge Play Video

    April 23, 2013 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - National Crime Victims' Rights Week will be recognized tonight in Baton Rouge. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is hosting its 3rd annual Flowers on the Lake event at 6:00 p.m. at the BREC Park located at 3140 N. Sherwood Forest Drive During this ceremony... more »
  • Blast victims' relatives weigh in on BP plea deal

    January 16, 2013 10:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Relatives of workers killed in the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion are sharing their stories with the judge who will decide whether to accept a plea deal that calls for BP PLC to pay a record $4.5 billion in penalties for the 2010 disaster. Wednesday is the deadline... more »
  • Stormy issue of Sandy aid settles down in House

    January 16, 2013 4:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - The political tempest stirred up by Superstorm Sandy appears to have moved on after wreaking havoc among House Republicans divided over how much aid to allocate to the victims of the storm. In a 241-180 vote Tuesday night, the House approved $50.5 billion in disaster relief for... more »
  • House approves $50.7B for Sandy aid

    January 15, 2013 6:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has approved a $50.7 billion measure for Superstorm Sandy victims. The 241-180 vote sends the measure to the Senate which is expected to take it up next Tuesday. Northeast lawmakers from both parties have been pressing for the aid for more than two months. The Oct.... more »
  • Biden meets with gun-safety, victims groups

    January 9, 2013 10:55 AM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden is hearing personal stories of gun violence from representatives of victims groups and gun-safety organizations as he works on the Obama administration's response to the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Biden's meeting Wednesday is part of a series he's holding this week to... more »
  • Congress to vote on Sandy aid

    January 4, 2013 7:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - $9.7 billion measure to pay flood insurance claims is set for a vote in Congress, boosting prospects for relief for the many home and business owners flooded out by Superstorm Sandy. If the House, as expected, approves the flood insurance proposal today, the Senate plans to follow with... more »

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