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  • 54-year-old arrested for attacking man outside of Baton Rouge hotel

    June 4, 2017 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man after he allegedly attacked a person for taking pictures at the hotel he was staying in. Baton Rouge police responded to the hotel at the corner of Lafayette and Main Street around 4 a.m. Sunday. There, police found a man with a... more »
  • 4-year-old fatally shoots himself at Virginia deputy's home

    May 16, 2017 3:59 PM

    ORANGE, Va. - Virginia authorities say a 4-year-old boy fatally shot himself at the home of his child care provider, which is also the home of a Stafford County sheriff's deputy. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Tuesday that the child was pronounced dead Monday, the sheriff's... more »
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's painting, watch to be auctioned

    May 11, 2017 12:19 PM

    NEW YORK- A watercolor painting by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the former first lady's Cartier watch and a hand-annotated speech by John F. Kennedy that he later incorporated into his "Profiles in Courage" book are being auctioned. Christie's said Thursday that the then-first lady created the 6½-inch by 8-inch artwork in... more »
  • Doe's Eat Place getting backlash for inauguration watch party Play Video

    January 19, 2017 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Doe's Eat Place is getting some backlash for hosting a watch party for President-Elect Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony on Friday. The restaurant booked a watch party for a group of Baton Rouge Republicans, however another group, called the Pantsuits Nation of Baton Rouge, is not happy about... more »
  • Election night narrowly misses a TV ratings record

    November 9, 2016 8:45 PM

    NEW YORK - An estimated 71.4 million Americans watched returns electing Republican Donald Trump the next president on prime-time television on Tuesday, narrowly missing a record set eight years ago on the night Democrat Barack Obama won his first term. The Nielsen ratings company says 71.5 million watched election night... more »
  • *SEVERE T-STORM WATCH* issued for part of WBRZ Weather Forecast area

    April 11, 2016 2:24 PM

    The National Weather Service has issued a *SEVERE T-STORM WATCH* for parts of the WBRZ Weather forecast area until 7pm. Locations within the SEVERE T-STORM WATCH area include the parishes of East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena and West Feliciana in Louisiana and the Counties of Amite, Pike and... more »
  • Livingston, Ascension parishes ready for possible flooding

    November 17, 2015 4:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Emergency officials in Livingston and Ascension parishes said they're getting assets ready in case of flash flooding or other sever weather tonight or tomorrow. Livingston Parish said sandbags are available in the following locations for their residents: Fire Dist 9 (23634 HWY 22) Fire Dist 8... more »
  • Tornado Watch issued for part of the area

    November 17, 2015 1:49 PM

    The National Weather Service has issued a *TORNADO WATCH* for parts of the WBRZ Weather forecast area until 8pm. As thunderstorms develop, the main threats will include a few tornadoes and damaging wind gusts up to 70mph. Rain and thunderstorms will increase through the afternoon. Isolated... more »
  • Florida prepares as Tropical Storm Erika nears

    August 28, 2015 12:09 PM

    St. PETERSBURG - Fla. - All of Florida is watching Tropical Storm Erika as the disorganized system makes its way over Hispaniola. Dennis Feltgen of the National Hurricane Center in Miami said as of 11 a.m. Friday, the forecast shows the storm hitting the state Monday. The forecast path... more »
  • Tornado watch issued for SE Louisiana

    April 24, 2015 4:28 PM

    GONZALES - The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Friday evening for several parishes south and east of Baton Rouge. Forecasters said the watch covers Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John and Terrbonne parishes until 8 p.m. A tornado watch indicates favorable conditions exist... more »
  • Don't plan to line up for Apple Watch next week

    April 17, 2015 12:04 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - If you're planning on buying the new Apple Watch, don't expect to walk into a store and leave with one next week. Apple, which began accepting advance orders for the watch last week, had previously said that it would be available for sale in stores on April... more »
  • Weekends with Whitney: The Declining Bird Population Play Video

    February 6, 2015 7:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is known as Sportsman's Paradise, but it's also a paradise for our feathered friends. The bird population is rich here, but it's now in decline. In this Weekends with Whitney preview, News 2's Whitney Vann shows you how you can help reverse the alarming trend .... more »
  • Consumer group lists '10 worst toys' for kids

    November 19, 2014 11:30 AM

    BOSTON - A light-up bow whose arrows are advertised as flying up to 145 feet and the "Catapencil" - a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end - are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a Massachusetts-based consumer watchdog group. World Against Toys Causing... more »
  • Wet weather situation lingers until Saturday morning

    May 9, 2014 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A flash flood watch will continue through Saturday morning after a storm system moved across the region Friday, dumping inches of rain on the area. Chief forecaster Pat Shingleton said it's a safe estimate that most places received two inches of rain. The rain system should... more »
  • 3 LSU players on Bednarik watch list

    July 8, 2013 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Three LSU football players - defensive tackle Anthony Johnson, linebacker Lamin Barrow and safety Craig Loston - are on the watch list for the Bednarik Award. The award is presented annually to college football's National Defensive Player of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club. Both LSU... more »
  • LSU's regionals not on TV, online only

    May 28, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU's Friday afternoon baseball game against Jackson State won't be on TV. The game will be shown on ESPN 3, an online video service connected with the sports network. ESPN will not show the game on traditional television. If LSU advances in the NCAA Baton Rouge... more »
  • Stocks edge higher as investors watch the Fed

    May 22, 2013 9:04 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening slightly higher as investors watch for the latest moves from the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 39 points at 15,424 shortly after the opening bell Wednesday, a gain of 0.2 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up four points... more »
  • Christian group lists the world's worst persecutors

    January 8, 2013 6:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - North Korea continues to be the worst country in the world to be a Christian, according to the new World Watch List released by Open Doors USA. The list ranks North Korea as the world's worst persecutor of Christians for the 11th year in a row, followed by... more »

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