March 16, 2014 11:56 PM
BATON ROUGE- The State Department of Education has given the East Baton Rouge Parish School System a deadline of April to submit a plan to fix serious issues. The issues are hi-lighted in a seven page audit which found "negligence with record keeping and a lack of internal controls led... more »
March 13, 2014 1:41 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. - WBRZ News 2 was named the 2013 Television Station of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters on March 12, 2014.
The Station of the Year award is presented annually to a television station in Louisiana which, as a member of the Louisiana Association... more »
March 13, 2014 12:36 PM
LOS ANGELES - A judge says former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will remain in a Los Angeles jail now that authorities in Arizona have charged him with sexually assaulting two women. Superior Court Judge Renee Korn ruled Thursday that the charges filed in Tempe, Ariz., are a valid reason... more »
March 12, 2014 1:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters named WBRZ News 2 their 2013 Station of the Year Wednesday.
The LAB presented the honor as part of their yearly Prestige Awards in Baton Rouge.
The Station of the Year award is presented annually to a television station in... more »
March 11, 2014 4:19 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - The president of the Baton Rouge Firefighters Association was arrested Tuesday when the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit discovered he had an active warrant out for his arrest.
State Police arrested Shane Jeremy Spillman on March 1 for second offense DWI and improper lane usage. Booking records... more »
March 10, 2014 5:23 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Less than a week after being released from the State Penitentiary at Angola, rapper Torrence Hatch, also known as "Lil Boosie", made his first public appearance Monday in New Orleans.
Some of the rap industry's top entertainers were on hand, including Young Jeezy, Bun-B and Webbie.... more »
March 6, 2014 2:51 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. - WBRZ News 2 is hosting the 17th annual Fill-a-Prescription for the Needy campaign from March 5, 2014 to April 7, 2014 to raise money for prescription medication for Baton Rouge's St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy.
There will be a total of 250 bins set... more »
March 6, 2014 2:33 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. - WBRZ is hosting the "Big Day Giveaway," where one bride will win a wedding reception at Oak Lodge Receptions valued at almost $11,000.
Contestants may register from Feb. 21 through March 14 on WBRZ.com, and contestants are allowed one entry per week. WBRZ will select... more »
March 5, 2014 4:09 PM
BATON ROUGE- The pastor at New Harmony Baptist Church spoke exclusively to News 2 Wednesday, just hours after his release from jail on a aggravated rape charge. Scott Lemley claims his accuser "lied" about the alleged rape.
David "Scott" Lemley posted a $75,000 bail on Mardi Gras. Lemley is... more »
March 4, 2014 5:19 PM
NEW ROADS - Parade organizers in New Roads said crowds for this year's Mardi Gras could go down as the lightest in history.
"It's never this deserted," said Michelle Porche, who braved the cold temperatures and ice to enjoy what the city says is the second-oldest Mardi Gras parade... more »
March 3, 2014 4:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - Questions are being raised about inaction by the state at a dangerous intersection that has been the scene of numerous crashes.
Sunday night, it happened again. Police said Timothy Lee, 26, died after a wreck at the intersection of Scenic Highway and Thomas Road.
"I'm... more »
March 2, 2014 11:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- One person is dead following a crash on Scenic Highway near Thomas Road.
It happened this Sunday evening just before 5:30pm. The intersection is the same spot where numerous crashes have occurred before.
In November, News 2 spoke to the state about the issue after a... more »
February 28, 2014 12:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - School Drug Task Force members arrested a McKinley High School Friday after investigators said he was caught with a gun on campus.
The task force was called to the school at 11:00 a.m. after reports of a student acting suspiciously. Officers found a loaded .380 handgun... more »
February 27, 2014 1:18 PM
LAPLACE - The suspected shooter in the robbery and murder at LaPlace feed store surrendered to U. S. Marshals this afternoon.
Charles McQuarter III, 22, faces charges of armed robbery, first degree murder and attempted first degree murder. McQuarter's surrender came about 12 hours after Dracier Dewey, 22, turned... more »
February 24, 2014 1:14 PM
ZACHARY - Authorities charged an East Feliciana Parish woman with her fourth DWI after a traffic stop early Sunday morning.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Zachary Police stopped 31-year-old Rachael Hobgood after she was seen drifting across the double yellow line.
The arresting officer said he... more »
February 20, 2014 4:32 PM
NEW ROADS - An elected official in Pointe Coupee Parish is called his colleague a liar following a WBRZ report that aired Wednesday evening.
Late Wednesday night, Police Juror Justin Cox sent an email to his colleagues saying, "This is an embarrassment for the police jury caused by Juror... more »
February 19, 2014 12:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - DNA evidence put three people in jail, accused of stealing $40,000 worth of jewelry in Baton Rouge.
Davelin George, Dennis Hamilton and Brandon Hamilton were arrested Tuesday for a robbery that happened last August.
According to arrest affidavits, George knew the victim and contacted him... more »
February 19, 2014 7:58 AM
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February 18, 2014 4:17 PM
VENTRESS - A woman shouted profanities at a News 2 crew trying to ask questions about a baby found dead inside a Pointe Coupee Parish residence. Investigators said it appeared the baby was malnourished.
"Get in that d*** car, and get off my f****** property," she yelled. "Now, right... more »
February 17, 2014 4:09 PM
PORT ALLEN - An audit conducted on Port Allen's finances raised red flags surrounding issues that were taking place under recalled mayor Deedy Slaughter's watch.
The audit was released two days after she qualified to run for mayor for a second time. Voters recalled her in November by a... more »
February 13, 2014 4:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man who was held up at gunpoint Wednesday in the store he owns didn't think he was going to survive.
"I saw death, yes I did," Munther Hamideh said.
Hamideh owns "The Real Deal" clothing store on Plank Road. He opened the store in... more »
February 11, 2014 4:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- An independent association that represents teachers sent emails to nearly 2,000 of them in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System in hopes of making changes in the district.
Last week, it was discovered that teachers with the most seniority get the least amount of incentives if... more »
February 5, 2014 5:07 PM
BATON ROUGE- Prosecutors could seek the death penalty against a woman accused of murdering a man nearly 30 years ago.
All sides were in court today. Prosecutors say defense lawyers needed more time to file motions to suppress a confession Leila Mulla allegedly made after her second arrest in... more »
February 4, 2014 3:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- An elderly woman recalled frantic moments after two men gained access to her home in Baton Rouge last week.
The men claimed to be from a bathroom remodeling company when they entered Margie Buzzinotti's home. The incident happened last Wednesday in the River Oaks Subdivision off of... more »
January 31, 2014 12:45 PM
CARLSTADT, N.J. - The FBI and other law enforcement are investigating a suspicious white powder that was mailed to at least five New Jersey hotels near the site of Sunday's Super Bowl. Carlstadt Police Det. John Cleary says someone at an Econo Lodge found the substance in an envelope on... more »
January 30, 2014 4:25 PM
BATON ROUGE- Dozens of residents at the Turner Plaza Apartments spent the day trying to figure out what they'll do next after a fire torched their apartment Wednesday.
The fire roared through building six, sending elderly people and people with needs from their homes. Gloria Banks is one of... more »
January 29, 2014 4:53 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- Dozens of crashes occurred after a curfew was lifted for Livingston Parish residents Wednesday morning.
On Highway 16, there was a section near South Point Drive covered in ice that caused at least five drivers to go into a ditch.
"I was just really bored at... more »
January 27, 2014 4:18 PM
BATON ROUGE- Current and former employees at the Jetson Center for Youth painted a disturbing picture of what it was like to work within the prison walls.
They claim there were violent confrontations within the facility and management issues. Over the weekend, 76 of the most troubled youth were... more »
January 23, 2014 4:48 PM
BATON ROUGE- A mother from Zachary who left her baby in a ditch in April of 2012 will go to a state mental hospital for nearly 40 years instead of prison.
Judge Chip Moore found Sabrina Maiden not guilty by reason of insanity Thursday. Last year, at least three... more »
January 22, 2014 5:00 PM
BATON ROUGE- Authorities credited a quick turnaround processing DNA evidence at the State Police Crime Lab as what helped lead investigators to Vorris Mouton, the man accused in at least two recent home invasions in the area.
"Once that case became a priority, we called someone in," DNA Manager... more »
January 22, 2014 1:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters rescued a window washer who was stranded on the side of a building in Baton Rouge this morning.
A spokesman for the St. George Fire Protection District says the person was stuck at the fifth floor level at 8555 United Plaza Blvd, off of Essen... more »
January 16, 2014 5:35 PM
IBERVILLE PARISH - An attorney in Baton Rouge filed a lawsuit against the Warden of Elayn Hunt Correctional Center over what he calls the wrongful hold of his client.
Court documents News 2 obtained, show the lawsuit alleges Darrin Schaubhut of St. James Parish is being held in Iberville... more »
January 16, 2014 5:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dr. Stephens stopped by the set of News 2 at 4 to discuss smoking and its effect on aging, especially amongst twins.
Dr. Stephens told News 2's Brittany Weiss that smoking harms more than just your lungs and other organs. It can also impact your appearance.... more »
January 10, 2014 3:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - Social Media expert Christi Domingue talked about different ways you can monitor your children on the web and on smartphones and tablets today on News 2 at 4.
She said most parents think Facebook and Twitter are the ones to look out for but apps like... more »
January 10, 2014 12:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a man suspected in a string of business burglaries in South Baton Rouge is now in custody.
Baton Rouge Police say Dexter Carroll, 25, was caught Jan. 4 after a short foot chase.
He's accused of burglarizing McAlister's Deli on Perkins Road, Rigsby's... more »
January 9, 2014 6:49 AM
The warming trend continues today thanks to the area of high pressure moving up the East Coast. This has taken the bitter cold air with it, and southeasterly winds will come back over Baton Rouge today. These winds will transport in some warmer Gulf air along with some extra moisture.... more »
January 8, 2014 8:38 PM
BATON ROUGE- State Superintendent of Education John White announced an investigation is underway concerning problems involving academic records within the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. It's a story the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit broke on WBRZ.com Wednesday afternoon.
Leaders within the East Baton Rouge Parish School System... more »
January 8, 2014 6:51 AM
The area of high pressure that was sitting over us yesterday will be moving east of Louisiana today. This will take away the bitter cold Arctic Air, and we will start to slowly warm up. We will have mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies this afternoon with high temperatures around... more »
January 7, 2014 3:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - A three-judge panel at the First Circuit Court of Appeals listened to arguments today surrounding a man from Ascension Parish who killed a baby in a 1994 crash, but didn't serve a day of his sentence.
Stanley White was 19 at the time of the crash... more »
January 7, 2014 12:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators accused a Baton Rouge man this week of scamming at least three area attorneys.
Baton Rouge Police arrested Gregory James Edwards, 32, on multiple accounts of felony theft.
Police say Edwards claimed to have been in traffic crashes, then took cash advances from the... more »
January 7, 2014 6:55 AM
An area of high pressure will sit over us today and that will make for a beautiful sunny day. Unfortunately, it will stay very cold all afternoon. The Arctic Air will still be over us today and that will not allow us to warm up much. We will only have... more »
January 6, 2014 4:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - State Police said security at the Violent Crimes Unit is being reviewed after an accused attempted murderer escaped through the ceiling Sunday night.
Investigators said Ryan Boatner, 27, was being held for a home invasion, robbery and shooting Sunday night when he managed to escape the... more »
January 6, 2014 8:39 AM
I hope you are ready for some of the coldest temperatures since 2010 to affect the Baton Rouge area!! While we will be no where near as cold as our friends and family in the Northern U.S., we will still be very cold for Louisiana. Now that the cold front... more »
January 5, 2014 7:12 PM
CENTRAL- Central Public School Superintendent Michael Faulk announced Sunday night, school will be cancelled on Tuesday 1/7/14 for students due to the frigid temperatures expected in the area Tuesday morning.
This school cancellation does not apply to teachers or other school personnel at this point.
"Teachers and other... more »
January 2, 2014 4:18 PM
WALKER - Investigators in Livingston Parish believe 34-year-old Tamila Wooley was asleep when they said she was shot and killed by her 17-year-old son, Eddie Island.
Police said Island then left his mother in the house for two days before her body was discovered by an acquaintance.
Investigators... more »
January 2, 2014 11:33 AM
WALKER- Walker Police arrested 17-year old Eddie R. Island in connection with the murder of his mother, 34-year old Tamila Wooley.
Wooley was found shot multiple times in the chest in her townhome on Village Road on New Year's Day. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
Investigators... more »
December 17, 2013 8:39 AM
If you liked the weather yesterday, then you will like the weather again today. The ridge of high pressure remains over the Southeast U.S. and that will keep us sunny. We will become a few degrees warmer with high temperatures in the mid 60s.
Another chilly night is in... more »
December 16, 2013 7:10 AM
An area of high pressure is sitting over the Southeast U.S. This will produce plenty of sinking air and that will give us sunny skies. It will be a little warmer than yesterday with high temperatures around 60.
It will remain clear and cold tonight with some patchy frost.... more »
December 14, 2013 10:39 AM
BATON ROUGE - The excitement continues to build as no single ticket matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing. As a result, the current estimated jackpot for the Tuesday, Dec. 17 draw is $550 million.
At that level, it will be the... more »
December 13, 2013 6:48 AM
Expect mostly cloudy skies today as the area of high pressure moves to the east of Louisiana. That will allow the winds to shift from the northeast to the southeast by the afternoon, and that will draw up warmer and more humid air from the Gulf of Mexico. I'm not... more »
December 12, 2013 12:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a man accused of molesting a 12-year-old girl.
Donald Russell, 34, is wanted for two counts of felony molestation of a juvenile.
Investigators say the victim is someone Russell knew. He's accused of molesting the... more »
December 12, 2013 6:47 AM
Some high clouds will move over us during the afternoon hours today as an area of high pressure sits over the Southeast U.S. This will make it mostly sunny to partly cloudy in the wake of the cold front that passed over us last night. We will stay cool with... more »
December 11, 2013 7:19 AM
This afternoon will not be as pretty as yesterday. An area of high pressure will sit over the Southeast U.S., but some high clouds will move over us from the west and south ahead of a cold front. This will give us a mix of sun and clouds, but we... more »
December 10, 2013 6:50 AM
The clouds will gradually start to dissipate by this early afternoon and it will become mostly sunny. We will not warm up too much today with some cold air following the cold front. High temperatures will be in the lower 50s.
Get ready for a pretty cold night across... more »
December 9, 2013 4:27 PM
BATON ROUGE- LSU Police released a photo of the man wanted for the alleged rape of a 21-year old woman during the LSU and Texas A&M game.
Investigators said the rape occurred in a portable toilet between Francioni Hall and the Food Science Building. When the victim reported the... more »
December 9, 2013 12:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police identified a suspect Monday in a rape that happened on the LSU campus during the Texas A&M football game.
Investigators say the attack happened inside a portable toilet near South Campus Dr. on Nov. 23.
LSU Police said Albert Carlos Ford, 32, was linked... more »
December 9, 2013 7:36 AM
You can expect more of the same soggy weather today as the front remains stalled along the coast this afternoon. Southwest flow aloft with send more scattered showers over Baton Rouge this afternoon. It will remain cool with high temperatures in the mid 50s.
Another round of showers is... more »
December 6, 2013 6:50 AM
Be sure to bundle up as you head to work and school today! The cold front will move toward the Louisiana Coastline today and a disturbance will move over us from the west. In the wake of the front we will continue to see the temperatures fall and more scattered... more »
December 5, 2013 7:02 AM
We will stay unseasonably warm and humid today as southerly winds continue to pump in the Gulf Moisture. A cold front will be slowly moving into Northern Louisiana today and that will help to set off isolated showers and thunderstorms with mostly cloudy skies around Baton Rouge this afternoon. High... more »
December 4, 2013 6:49 AM
Get ready for another Spring-like afternoon across the Baton Rouge area. The area of high pressure is still sitting east of Louisiana and that is allowing southerly winds to pump in Gulf Moisture over us. This is making it unseasonably warm and humid for December. We will be mostly cloudy... more »
December 3, 2013 6:51 AM
We will stay warm and humid today as an area of high pressure, located east of Louisiana, sends southwest to south winds over the state. These winds will pump in the Gulf Moisture and that will give us a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon. We will also continue... more »
November 29, 2013 8:49 AM
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November 27, 2013 6:52 AM
We will finally see the sun this afternoon! Both areas of low pressure have moved northeast of Louisiana. Now an area of high pressure will build in from the northwest over us. This will make it clear, but it will also draw down some very cold temperatures. I am expecting... more »
November 26, 2013 7:02 AM
The scattered showers will continue this afternoon as the Gulf Low moves to the northeast and an upper-level low moves over Louisiana from the west. We could still have some heavy rain at times. It will be chilly all day with high temperatures in the upper 40s occurring in the... more »
November 25, 2013 1:24 PM
PORT ALLEN - State Police raided two Port Allen massage parlors Monday after a two-month investigation into prostitution at the businesses.
Detectives said Youngs Therapy and Rainbow Therapeutic both advertised on "backpage.com," which investigators say has been known to carry ads for prosititution. Authorities said undercover agents went into... more »
November 25, 2013 6:42 AM
An area of low pressure is forming in the Western Gulf of Mexico and it will move toward far Southeast Louisiana. This will send some scattered showers and a few thunderstorms over South Louisiana this afternoon along with cloudy skies. We will not warm up much with high temperatures struggling... more »
November 22, 2013 7:30 AM
The clouds will stick around all day as a cold front moves into Louisiana. We will gradually see scattered showers developing throughout the afternoon hours. A few thunderstorms will also be possible. It will be warm and humid with high temperatures in the mid 70s.
The cold front will... more »
November 21, 2013 6:51 AM
The clouds will stick around today as southeast winds, on the backside of an area of high pressure, pump in the warm and more humid air from the Gulf of Mexico. Spotty showers are also possible today, but not all of you will see rain. High temperatures will be in... more »
November 20, 2013 8:22 AM
We will turn warmer this afternoon as an area of high pressure starts to move to the east of Louisiana. This will bring in easterly winds and they will bring in the warmer air. Expect mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the lower 70s.
It will not be... more »
November 19, 2013 6:48 AM
More high clouds will stream over us today as a mid-level disturbance moves from Texas across Louisiana. This will give us partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies at times. An area of high pressure is also sitting over the Southeast U.S. This is drawing in northeast winds and that will... more »
November 18, 2013 6:51 AM
The cold front will be along the coast by this afternoon. The rain will come to an end and the sky will become partly cloudy. It will not turn immediately cooler behind the front since the colder air is lagging behind it. However, it will become less humid. High temperatures... more »
November 16, 2013 5:08 PM
PORT ALLEN- Supporters of Mayor Deedy Slaughter walked door to door Saturday clutching pieces of paper trying to get people out of their houses and to the polls. Meanwhile, people against the Mayor were also out in full force trying to get every last vote to try to change what... more »
November 15, 2013 11:13 PM
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Barbe 42, South Lafourche 16 Central 34, Comeaux 13 Covington 48, Airline 14 Destrehan 44, Terrebonne 0 Dutchtown 41, Woodlawn (BR) 20 East Ascension 42, McKinley 21 East St. John 19, St. Amant 7 Hahnville 42, Ouachita... more »