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  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Livingston deputy ignores three court subpoenas, held in contempt Play Video

    March 22, 2017 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 19th Judicial District Court Judge in Baton Rouge held a Livingston Parish Sheriff's Deputy in contempt of court after the deputy missed three court hearings that he received subpoenas for. Deputy Nick Locicero skipped out on a trial and two contempt hearings to determine why he missed... more »
  • Baton Rouge man pleads guilty following 2015 Donaldsonville shooting

    March 21, 2017 11:15 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A 28-year-old Baton Rouge man pled guilty to charges on Monday following a 2015 shooting in Donaldsonville. According to District Attorney Ricky Babin, Joshua Green pled guilty to aggravated battery. The guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors. The incident occurred on... more »
  • Denham Springs bar affected by flood to be featured on 'Bar Rescue' show Play Video

    March 21, 2017 9:47 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A Denham Springs bar will be featured on Spike TV's show "Bar Rescue" Sunday evening. Big Mike's Bar and Grill, located on Aspen Square, suffered severe damage from the August flood of 2016. The establishment took on almost six feet of water and lost around $250,000... more »
  • Elementary teacher suspended after photo appears to show her asleep in class Play Video

    March 20, 2017 5:01 PM

    SLAUGHTER- An elementary school lab teacher at Slaughter Elementary was suspended Monday after a picture surfaced of her appearing to sleep in class. East Feliciana School Superintendent, Carlos Sam said he was deeply troubled by the photo, and placed the employee on leave today. "We immediately began an investigation, so... more »
  • Louisiana fisheries agency offers boating safety courses

    March 19, 2017 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is offering seven free boating education courses around the state this week. The effort is part of a national Spring Aboard-Take a Boating Education Course campaign. Boating education courses are mandatory for anyone in Louisiana born after Jan. 1, 1984, who... more »
  • Water company says fire hydrants off limits to firefighters Play Video

    March 17, 2017 6:46 PM

    SLAUGHTER- A local water company says the fire hydrants in East Feliciana Parish are not designed for fire support, and should be off limits to firefighters. East Feliciana Rural Water claims every time their hydrants are used, it causes brown water for its customers. It was a shocking interview with... more »
  • Walker police officer resigns after placing noose in squad room Play Video

    March 15, 2017 5:17 PM

    WALKER- A high-ranking Walker Police officer has resigned after he was suspended for placing a noose inside the squad room of the department. A meeting to review the officer's conduct and consider further disciplinary action was scheduled for Wednesday, however it was cancelled after the officer announced his resignation... more »
  • State Workforce Commission tornado assistance deadline is Wednesday Play Video

    March 14, 2017 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The clock is ticking for those affected by February's tornadoes to receive assistance from the State Workforce Commission. Wednesday, March 15 is the last day to get assistance from the commission. It's been more than a month since tornadoes touched down in parts of southeastern Louisiana.... more »
  • Trump releases tax info ahead of TV report

    March 14, 2017 8:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Donald Trump made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year. The acknowledgment comes as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says she has obtained part of Trump's 2005 tax forms. The White House is pushing... more »
  • State Police leader: 'I welcome' travel audit

    March 13, 2017 9:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The leader of the Louisiana State Police says he has no objections to a legislative auditor review of taxpayer-funded travel in his department. Col. Mike Edmonson said: "I welcome any review." Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera confirmed Monday that he will look into the spending, after a request... more »
  • Man pleads not guilty to fraud on oil-spill recovery claim

    March 12, 2017 3:26 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - A man has pleaded not guilty to charges involving fraud in a $172,800 oil-spill recovery claim in 2010. The Sun Herald reported Saturday that 39-year-old Leonard Charles Thomas said he didn't receive the money by claiming he lost work as a deckhand after the BP oil spill.... more »
  • DA Moore issues letter to president, AG supporting US Attorney Walt Green

    March 12, 2017 1:48 PM

    BATON ROGUE - East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore issued a letter early Sunday afternoon stating his support for US Attorney Walt Green of the Middle District of Louisiana. Green is one of 46 US attorneys that were appointed by President Barack Obama. Now, Attorney General Jeff... more »
  • Louisiana seeking lenders to administer flood aid loans

    March 12, 2017 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is looking for lending organizations to dole out aid to qualifying small businesses impacted by the March and August 2016 floods. The state's flood recovery task force says the Office of Community Development is seeking nonprofits, community development financial institutions and federal credit unions to administer... more »
  • AT&T customers in BR experience service issues Saturday morning

    March 11, 2017 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - AT&T wireless service has been restored in the Baton Rouge area after customers experienced service issues Saturday morning. According to an AT&T spokesperson, the interruption in service was caused by a hardware issue. Service was restored early Saturday afternoon for customers affected. Customers took to... more »
  • Lange leads LSU to 6-1 win over Wichita State

    March 11, 2017 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Junior right-hander Alex Lange tossed eight innings, allowing just two hits, no runs, and no walks with nine strikeouts to deliver a masterful performance on Friday night, as sixth-ranked LSU defeated Wichita State, 6-1, at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. LSU's offense also fired on... more »
  • More Louisiana elections ahead: Early voting opens March 25

    March 11, 2017 12:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Early voting is opening for the March 25 municipal elections around Louisiana. Secretary of State Tom Schedler's office says voters can start casting ballots Saturday for local candidate and proposition elections and to fill three open seats in the Louisiana House of Representatives. The early voting period... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Gov't boss suspended for using "n word" shows back up for work Thurs. Play Video

    March 9, 2017 5:33 PM

    CLINTON- Embattled East Feliciana Parish Manager Barbara Vail showed back up for work today, despite being suspended yesterday after she admitted to using the "n word" in text messages on her parish phone. That infuriated elected officials who believe she had no business being there. "It really hurt me because... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Parish boss suspended for using "n word" Play Video

    March 8, 2017 5:13 PM

    CLINTON- The highest ranking parish appointed employee in East Feliciana Parish is on suspension tonight, after she admitted to police jurors she sent racist text messages to another employee on her parish phone. Barbara Vail, known as "Babs" in East Feliciana Parish, has been an employee for the parish for... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Rape kit never tested in Angola Assistant Warden case Play Video

    March 7, 2017 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There's a twist tonight in an alleged rape case in West Feliciana Parish . The district attorney now admits an assistant warden and a woman had sex, but claims it was consensual. Tonight, we've learned the rape kit administered in this case wasn't even tested. All of this... more »
  • Marksville marshal murder trial begins Monday Play Video

    March 6, 2017 11:46 PM

    MARKSVILLE – The trial for Derrick Stafford, one of the two city marshal’s charged in the November 2015 shooting death of at six-year-old, will begin Monday. Stafford, along with Norris Greenhouse Jr., is charged with second-degree murder, and second-degree attempted murder after the shooting that started as a car... more »
  • State blames clerical error for not locating warehouse permits Play Video

    March 6, 2017 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The State Department of Environmental Quality blamed a clerical error for not being able to track down permits for a warehouse in Walker. "That one got misplaced," Greg Langley with DEQ said. The Investigative Unit checked with the Department of Environmental Quality on multiple days last week after... more »
  • Liver transplant surgical pioneer Dr. Thomas Starzl dies

    March 5, 2017 12:32 PM

    PITTSBURGH - Dr. Thomas Starzl, the pioneer of liver transplantation and the driving force behind the world's first baboon-to-human liver transplants and research on anti-rejection drugs, has died. He was 90. The University of Pittsburgh, speaking on behalf of Starzl's family, says the renowned doctor "died peacefully" Saturday at his... more »
  • On Louisiana's public schools' fees, report urges caution

    March 5, 2017 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's public school districts charge fees for everything from uniforms and school supplies to lockers and parking. A new report prepared for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education urges districts to use "extreme caution" in enacting such fees in a state where many students come from... more »
  • Obama intel director on wiretap: 'I can deny it'

    March 5, 2017 12:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - The former director of national intelligence in the Obama administration denies there was a secret court order for surveillance at Trump Tower. James Clapper says that in the national intelligence activity he oversaw, "there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president, the president-elect at the time,... more »
  • Muslim group urges district attorney to cancel training

    March 5, 2017 12:17 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - A Muslim civil rights group is urging a Louisiana district attorney to cancel a training seminar on investigating "jihadi operations" in the U.S., calling it biased and a misuse of taxpayer money. Rapides Parish District Attorney Phillip Terrell's office said in a statement Thursday that it was "surprised... more »
  • White House wants probe of wiretap allegations

    March 5, 2017 12:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders called for a congressional investigation of allegations that the former Obama administration ordered wiretaps of Trump Tower during the last presidential campaign. But Sanders refused to say where the current president got his information or why he blamed the former president. Sanders... more »
  • Income tax audits plummet as IRS loses agents to budget cuts

    March 5, 2017 12:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - As millions of Americans file their income tax returns, their chances of getting audited by the IRS have rarely been so low. The number of people audited by the IRS in 2016 dropped for the sixth straight year, to just over 1 million. The last time so few... more »
  • Firefighters respond to large brush fire in Zachary

    March 5, 2017 11:38 AM

    ZACHARY - Multiple fire departments responded to a large brush fire in Zachary on Saturday morning. According to Central Fire Department's Facebook page, on March 4 around 10:15 a.m., Chaneyville Fire Department responded to the fire near Arleen Ave. and Watson Dr. Central Fire Department, along with companies... more »
  • Ex-Miss Mississippi arrested on credit fraud charge

    March 4, 2017 3:29 PM

    FLORA, Miss. - A former Miss Mississippi is facing a credit card fraud charge in Flora. WAPT-TV reports Melinda King Sanders was arrested Thursday at her job in Jackson. WLBT-TV says she was released later that day from the Madison County Detention Center after posting bond. Flora's police chief says... more »
  • 2 sentenced for conspiring to steal merchandise at Customs

    March 4, 2017 2:58 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Two men have been sentenced for conspiring to steal merchandise from a U.S. Customs warehouse in Madison County, Mississippi. U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis said Friday that U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan III sentenced 52-year-old Richard Harper, of Clinton, and 57-year-old Andrew Sneed, of North Las Vegas,... more »
  • Supporters gather for 'March 4 Trump' rallies around US

    March 4, 2017 1:31 PM

    NEW YORK - Supporters of President Donald Trump are convening near Trump Tower, the Washington Monument and several other places around the country in marches to show their pride in his presidency. Saturday's "March 4 Trump" demonstrations are also intended to show unity in the face of what organizers call... more »
  • Meridian men sentenced for killing endangered black bear

    March 4, 2017 1:27 PM

    MERIDIAN, Miss. - Three men have pleaded guilty to violating the Endangered Species Act after killing a Louisiana Black Bear. U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agent in Charge Luis Santiago said Friday that Travis Butler of Meridian was sentenced Feb. 28 to five... more »
  • 20-year-old arrested for armed robbery at Baton Rouge bowling alley

    March 4, 2017 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested after he allegedly stole another man's vehicle at gunpoint at a bowling alley Thursday evening. The incident occurred at a bowling alley parking lot located at 9829 Airline Hwy. near Old Hammond Hwy. According to arrest records, on March 2 around... more »
  • Early season for pogie: bait company's freezer nearly empty

    March 4, 2017 11:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has declared an emergency so the state's one menhaden bait boat can begin fishing two weeks early. Louisiana Bait Products LLC officials say the emergency is that they've sold most of the 5,550 tons harvested last year, and don't want to... more »
  • Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador over Kim's killing

    March 4, 2017 11:29 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's foreign minister says the government has expelled North Korea's ambassador for criticizing the investigation into the killing of the North Korean leader's estranged half brother. Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said in a statement that a notice was sent to the North Korean Embassy on Saturday... more »
  • 'Bama star linebacker Foster sent home from NFL combine

    March 4, 2017 11:24 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that linebacker Reuben Foster, a potential top-10 pick, has been sent home from the NFL's annual combine. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL wasn't commenting on the situation. ESPN first reported Foster's departure,... more »
  • Trump alleges Obama had Trump phones wiretapped during race

    March 4, 2017 11:22 AM

    PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trump is accusing former President Barack Obama of having Trump's telephones "wire tapped" during last year's election, but Trump isn't offering any evidence or saying what prompted the allegation. Trump says in a series of tweets that he "just found out that Obama had... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Questions raised about new warehouse's state permits Play Video

    March 3, 2017 4:58 PM

    UPDATE : On Friday, March 3 after this story aired, the State Department of Environmental Quality located the permit for this warehouse. It was labeled under an obscure name, and was not filed with the state for the current address. The Investigative Unit will follow up with the State Department... more »
  • Pastor's faith restored after huge donation following tool theft Play Video

    March 2, 2017 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local church was broken into for a second time in a week, but the pastor is in good spirits after a strong show of support and donations from the community. After News 2 shared the original story, calls and emails from viewers hoping to help out... more »
  • Flood victim claims to now be victim of government red tape Play Video

    March 1, 2017 5:17 PM

    GONZALES- A family devastated by the August floods can't seem to catch a break. The Hutchinson family applied for and was approved for an Small Business Administration loan last year. However, nearly five months after getting that approval, they still don't have their money. Patience is now wearing thin. "Stressful,... more »
  • Krewe of Mid-City makes Mardi Gras debut Play Video

    February 28, 2017 11:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mid City residents are celebrating Mardi Gras in their own special way. A small parade krewe made up of Mid-City residents rolled through the Capital Heights Community Tuesday. William Doran, one of the parade organizers, said the community realized there was nothing to do in... more »
  • Trump says he's open to 'compromise' immigration bill

    February 28, 2017 9:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump, signaling a potential shift on a signature issue, indicated Tuesday that he's open to immigration legislation that would give legal status to some people living in the U.S. illegally and provide a pathway to citizenship to those brought to the U.S. illegally as children. The... more »
  • Trio arrested for trespassing in Tiger Stadium

    February 28, 2017 9:41 PM

    BATON ROGUE - Three people were arrested for trespassing in Tiger Stadium last Wednesday evening. According to arrest records, Claire Dorbandt, 22, Tiffani Harel, 21, and Kevin Nguyen, 22, jumped over a fence to enter the stadium on Feb. 22 just before midnight. A security guard located the... more »
  • NFL considering making referees fulltime

    February 28, 2017 9:00 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The NFL is considering making referees full-time employees and centralizing replay review at its New York headquarters as it aims for more consistent, shorter games. Those were the major topics of discussion when the league's competition committee met Tuesday in advance of the league's annual scouting combine. Falcons... more »
  • Valet arrested after downtown joyride in guest's $200,000 sports car Play Video

    February 27, 2017 11:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a hotel valet driver accused of taking a guest's expensive sports car on a late-night joyride downtown. Kenneth Smith, 22, posted bond and was released charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm. The incident occurred Feb.... more »
  • Accounting firm takes blame for Oscars flub

    February 27, 2017 10:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The accounting firm responsible for correctly tallying Academy Award winners says its team didn't move quickly enough to correct the incorrect announcement of the best picture winner at Sunday's Oscars. PwC, formerly Price Waterhouse Coopers, says in a statement released Monday night that it accepts full responsibility... more »
  • Suspect arrested following apparent road rage incident

    February 27, 2017 10:06 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - A man was arrested on I-10 Monday evening following an apparent road rage incident, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. The victims reported seeing two shots fired, but no injuries were reported. Upon searching the suspect's vehicle, officials discovered marijuana but no gun, according... more »
  • Editor who pushed for justice in civil rights killings dies

    February 27, 2017 9:46 PM

    GULF BREEZE, Fla. - Mississippi editor Stanley Dearman, who pushed for justice in the murders of three civil rights workers, died on Saturday in Florida. The death of the 84-year-old was announced by the newspaper in Philadelphia, Mississippi, that he once published. Dearman wrote articles and editorials in The Neshoba... more »
  • 4 dead, 2 injured as plane hits California homes

    February 27, 2017 9:39 PM

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Authorities say four people are dead and two are injured after a small plane crashed into two homes and sparked a huge fire in Southern California. Riverside Fire Chief Michael Moore says the Cessna's occupants, a husband, wife and three teenagers, were returning to San Jose on... more »
  • Republicans block bid to force Trump to release tax returns

    February 27, 2017 8:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Republicans have blocked an attempt by Democrats to force President Donald Trump to release his tax returns to Congress. Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell of New Jersey said Monday that Congress has a responsibility to hold the executive branch "to the highest standard of transparency to ensure the... more »
  • Senate confirms billionaire investor as commerce secretary

    February 27, 2017 8:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump adds to his economic team. Breaking with Republican orthodoxy, Ross said the Trump administration will work quickly to re-do the North American Free Trade Agreement. That's the massive trade pact with Canada and... more »
  • Reward now $22,500 for suspect in woman's death

    February 27, 2017 8:16 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities in Mississippi have announced a large increase in the reward for information leading to the arrest of a 28-year-old man suspected in the death of his girlfriend. Police are seeking Alex Bridges Deaton in connection with the death of 30-year-old Heather Robinson. Robinson was found dead... more »
  • Denham Springs Police change policies after trusties confess to stealing evidence

    February 27, 2017 6:41 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The Denham Springs Police Department is changing procedures after two trustees managed to take counterfeit cash and drugs from the police station. Now, no trusties are allowed in the building. The theft happened weeks ago, but policies are now being changed. "There was an area they could get... more »
  • Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

    February 26, 2017 3:14 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97. Son David Wapner told The Associated Press that his father died at home in his sleep. Joseph Wapner... more »
  • Wendy's plans self-ordering kiosks at 1,000 locations

    February 26, 2017 3:11 PM

    DUBLIN, Ohio - Wendy's says it plans to install self-ordering kiosks at about 1,000 locations by the end of the year. Wendy's chief information officer, David Trimm, says the kiosks are intended to appeal to younger customers and reduce labor costs. Kiosks also allow customers of the fast food giant... more »
  • US gas price rises 2 cents over 2 weeks, to $2.33 a gallon

    February 26, 2017 3:08 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline rose 2 cents nationally during the past two weeks, to $2.33. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the slight rise was due to small increases in crude oil and wholesale gas prices. Lundberg says she expects modest... more »
  • 6-year-old dies after vehicle struck by intoxicated driver

    February 26, 2017 2:43 PM

    GONZALES - A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 resulted in the death of a 6-year-old girl Saturday evening. According to State Police, the crash occurred on I-10 eastbound, east of LA 44 in Ascension Parish on Feb. 25 around 10:00 p.m. The crash claimed the life of Samantha... more »
  • Will 'La La' have another day of sun at Sunday's Oscars?

    February 26, 2017 2:13 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Will the 89th Academy Awards be a parade of political speeches or landslide for "La La Land"? Probably both. Sunday night's Oscars are shaping up to be one of the most turbulent and politically charged ceremonies in recent memory. The telecast, which begins at 8:30 p.m. on... more »
  • Officials: Trump isn't cutting Medicare, Social Security

    February 26, 2017 2:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - Administration officials say President Donald Trump has no plans to cut Social Security or Medicare. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures" that "we are not touching those now." He says people should not "expect to see that as part" of the administration's first... more »
  • Man arrested for pointing gun at victim during argument

    February 26, 2017 1:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man was arrested after he allegedly threatened someone with a gun during an argument. According to arrest records, deputies were called to the 10000 block of Clearview Ave on Feb. 25 in reference to a disturbance. The victim said that he and... more »
  • Family representative: 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton has died

    February 26, 2017 12:19 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A family representative says prolific and charismatic actor Bill Paxton, who played an astronaut in "Apollo 13" and a treasure hunter in "Titanic," has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61. The family representative issued a statement Sunday on the death. Further details were not... more »
  • Louisiana state park entrance fees, cabin costs edging up

    February 26, 2017 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The cost to enjoy Louisiana's state parks is going up a bit. The Office of State Parks announced it is raising entrance fees and camping and cabin charges on March 1. Also, sales taxes now will be charged on the fees. Among the changes, the entrance charge... more »
  • Transgender boy moves within 1 win of girls Texas title

    February 25, 2017 2:30 PM

    CYPRESS, Texas - A 17-year-old transgender boy has moved within one match of winning a Texas state girls wrestling title. Mack Beggs pinned Kailyn Clay to improve to 56-0, putting him in Saturday afternoon's championship match. Beggs is a junior from Euless Trinity in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. His family... more »
  • New York Times to broadcast 'truth' ad during Academy Awards

    February 25, 2017 1:36 PM

    NEW YORK - The New York Times will air a commercial called "The Truth Is Hard" during the Oscars, just days after the company and other news organizations were blocked from joining an informal, on-the-record White House press briefing. The 30-second ad includes audio from voices in the vein of... more »
  • Governor's Rome trip cost state $15,000 for security detail

    February 25, 2017 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' trip to meet the Pope in Rome cost taxpayers $15,000 for his state police security detail. Edwards personally paid travel costs for him and his wife for the weeklong trip in January. The travel expenses for the governor's bodyguards were billed to the... more »
  • No decision made on $4M sitting in Louisiana escrow account

    February 25, 2017 1:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As they wrapped up their special legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers didn't resolve a disagreement between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry. At issue was $4 million sitting in an escrow account. The Democratic governor wanted to move the money elsewhere to fill gaps in... more »
  • 8-year-old girl fatally shot after Houston car crash

    February 25, 2017 1:07 PM

    HOUSTON - Police say an 8-year-old girl has been fatally shot after the vehicle she was in was involved in a car crash in Houston. Investigators say the girl and her mother were traveling down a Houston roadway early today when their Honda Accord was hit by a speeding Pontiac.... more »
  • Woman killed in crash with bulldozer on Interstate 55

    February 25, 2017 12:47 PM

    AMITE - A two-vehicle crash involving a bulldozer claimed the life of a Denham Springs resident Friday evening. According to State Police, the crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Interstate 55 near Amite. The crash took the life of 55-year-old Deanna Lawson, State Police said. Through the... more »
  • Study: Louisiana has far fewer public defenders than needed

    February 25, 2017 12:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A study released by the American Bar Association says Louisiana has far fewer public defenders than it needs to effectively represent poor people caught up in the criminal justice system. The study was released this month against a backdrop of recurring litigation and public debate over the... more »
  • Warren Buffett says don't waste money on investment fees

    February 25, 2017 12:05 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. - Billionaire Warren Buffett wants investors to be wary of the high fees Wall Street routinely charges because of the damage they do to investment returns, and he emphasized his confident outlook in the U.S. economy. Buffett devoted a section of his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders... more »
  • EBRSO seeking home burglary suspect

    February 25, 2017 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is looking for a man that forced his way into a Baton Rouge home Monday. According to the Sheriff's Office, on Feb. 20, deputies were called to the 8100 block of Oak Apple Ave. for a burglary in progress. ... more »
  • WBRZ staffer welcomes twins

    February 24, 2017 4:50 PM

    GONZALES – The WBRZ family grew by two Friday with the births of twins. Jocelyn Margaret and Genevieve Marie are the daughters of Megan and Jared Braud of Ascension Parish. Jared works in the TV graphics department at WBRZ. Jared is responsible for many of the on-screen text and... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Classroom brawl caught on camera; Where were the teachers? Play Video

    February 23, 2017 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Shocking video surfaced Thursday of a violent fight in a classroom at McKinley Senior High School. The video was recorded by students and showed a group of kids in a brawl. There appears to be no adult supervision inside the classroom. The fight begins with one student... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: State Police back out of investigation into Sheriff Captain Play Video

    February 22, 2017 6:51 PM

    NEW ROADS- State Police suddenly backed out of an investigation into a Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Captain accused of claiming to be at work while he was actually working extra duty. The Investigative Unit showed found that, Adrian Slaughter, a captain over uniform patrol, claimed to be in two places... more »
  • DOTD proposes J-Turns along US 190 in Livonia Play Video

    February 21, 2017 11:38 PM

    LIVONIA - Suzanne Salter knows the toll a left turn can cost on US 190 in Livonia. "It's something that you hope that no one else every has to go through," Salter said. In 2014, Salter's daughter died while attempting a left turn at an intersection on the... 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 »

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