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  • Questions raised over invalidated St. George signatures Play Video

    June 30, 2015 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tonight, St. George organizers are telling us they believe dozens of names were struck off the incorporation petition by the Registrar of Voters erroneously. Those against the proposed City of St. George say it's yet another delay tactic. This month, the Registrar of Voters determined... more »
  • North Baton Rouge Reunion Play Video

    June 30, 2015 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- North Baton Rouge residents are getting a chance to relive their glory days. The north Baton Rouge reunion is held on the first Thursday after Independence Day ever year. This morning Haskell Douglas stopped by 2une In to tell News 2's John Pastorek more about the nostalgic event.... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Theatre Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2015 9:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Theatre Baton Rouge has something for everyone interested in live performances. It's one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the nation, and offers more than 150 performances, classes, and workshops throughout the year. This morning, News 2's Kylie Dixon met up with some members of... more »
  • Prairieville woman arrested for tax fraud, theft

    June 26, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Prairieville woman has been arrested on dozens of felony charges for a criminal scheme that yielded tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent state income tax refunds. The state Department of Revenue, in a news release, said Heather Dixon was booked Thursday on 20 counts each of... more »
  • UFC Gym Acadian check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2015 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Looking for a new exciting way to get in shape? This morning on 2une In, Gabe Miller and Melissa McHugh from UFC Gym Acadian stopped by to talk about their training method that combines mixed martial arts with traditional fitness techniques. "It's not your traditional type of... more »
  • Bob Mann on Jindal's campaign check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2015 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Bobby Jindal has kicked off his presidential campaign and is working to separate himself from the other GOP candidates. Most political analysts aren't giving Jindal a legitimate chance at The White House, calling him a long shot at best. This morning, political analyst, Bob Mann stopped by... more »
  • Chicken Shack 80th anniversary check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2015 8:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A local restaurant is celebrating a milestone anniversary this weekend. Chicken Shack has been a staple in the Baton Rouge community for 80 years. The restaurant has been a family-run business since its very first day in operation back in 1935. That's when New Orleans native, Tommy... more »
  • Victim tells jury about violent attack 'in the wrong neighborhood' Play Video

    June 23, 2015 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The star witness in an attack two years ago at a gas station near the Governor's Mansion told jurors about the frightening moments before he was knocked unconscious. David Ray said he was in line at a gas station when Donald Dickerson walked in. He claims... more »
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Cauliflower Tater-tots check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 23, 2015 7:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This week on Kids in the Kitchen News 2's Kylie Dixon put a healthy spin on a fan favorite...tater-tots! Cauliflower Tater-tots are the perfect snack to keep your kids healthy and happy. Check out the video and follow along to make this snack at home. Make sure you... more »
  • 'John Doe' doctors to testify behind screen in abortion case

    June 22, 2015 8:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Evidence and testimony will be the order of the day as a federal judge in Baton Rouge opens a six-day trial of three clinics' challenge to Louisiana's law requiring them to be able to admit patients to a hospital within 30 miles. The docket notes that attorneys for... more »
  • New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish may go to court over civic center

    June 22, 2015 7:43 AM

    NEW ROADS- The city of New Roads and the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury may be headed to court over the operation of the William H. Scott Civic Center. Mayor Robert Myer sent a letter in mid-June to the Police Jury in which he threatened to take the parish to... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: St. Jude Dream House Giveaway check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 19, 2015 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- St. Jude is a leading children's hospital that researches various treatments for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. For years the hospital has lead the way in the battle against childhood illnesses. Now you can join the fight too. By purchasing a $100 ticket to support the... more »
  • Basketball coach accused of soliciting sex from teen check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 18, 2015 4:28 PM

    GONZALES - A basketball coach from Gonzales was arrested based on accusations that he solicited sex from a 15-year old girl. According to investigators, it was the teen's mom who blew the case wide-open after she saw inappropriate contact between her daughter and 26-year-old Adrian Steib Junior. Steib... more »
  • High court grants reprieve to Louisiana death-row inmate

    June 18, 2015 10:59 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Supreme Court has barred Louisiana from executing a convicted killer, saying his mental disability precludes capital punishment. The ruling comes in a 5-4 decision Thursday. Kevan Brumfield was convicted in the shooting death of off-duty Baton Rouge police Cpl. Betty Smothers in 1993. A federal judge ruled that... more »
  • Dump the Pump Day check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 18, 2015 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Thursday is the 10th annual Dump the Pump Day, which means bus fare is free for the Capitol Area Transit System. Today residents throughout the area are taking advantage of the free bus rides. The free rides began ten years ago when gas prices were soaring, and... more »
  • Electronic ticket writers streamlining process for law enforcement check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 17, 2015 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A handful of electronic ticket writers in use by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office are being credited for streamlining the ticket process and reducing human errors. Recently, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office received 10 through a grant. They cost about $2,500 each,... more »
  • 'Felony Lane Gang' victim pushes for alternative punishment check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Half year's resolutions check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 16, 2015 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This year is already halfway over, and some people have started slacking on their new year's resolutions. Terri Johnson and Jheri Corb from Baton Rouge General stopped by 2une In this morning to talk to News 2's John Pastorek about sticking with healthy habits for the whole year.... more »
  • FEMA sets up hotline for flood insurance policyholders

    June 16, 2015 7:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- With the 2015 hurricane season underway, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has launched a National Flood Insurance Program call center pilot program to serve and support policyholders with the servicing of their claims. Flood insurance claims can be complicated, and policyholders may have questions in the days and... more »
  • Felony Lane Gang implicated in Baton Rouge burglaries Play Video

    June 15, 2015 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four people from Florida are implicated in at least 13 vehicle burglaries in the Baton Rouge area. Court records obtained by the Investigative Unit show the group is part of the "Felony Lane Gang". They are a group known by the FBI for breaking into vehicles,... more »
  • After 6 months of consideration, Jeb Bush ready for '16 race

    June 15, 2015 7:49 AM

    WASHINGTON- Jeb Bush is ready to launch a presidential campaign months in the making with a focus on the "most vulnerable in our society." Six months after he got the 2016 campaign started by saying he was considering a bid, the 62-year-old former Florida governor will formally enter the race... more »
  • Earl K. Long to be demolished

    June 12, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The former Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital in Baton Rouge is being torn down. The charity hospital was operated by LSU until its shutdown two years ago. The hospital joined its teaching and training programs with Our Lady of the Lake on Essen Lane. There's no... more »
  • Ambria Washington - Multimedia Journalist

    June 11, 2015 3:54 PM

    Ambria Washington grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana where she attended both Cabrini High School and The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). She graduated college from Louisiana State University in December of 2013, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications. Before coming to work for WBRZ... more »
  • Hope Ministries poverty workshop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 11, 2015 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Hope Ministries is a local non-profit organization that helps people born into poverty. The group has two priorities, meeting people's basic needs, and helping them move forward and create a self-sustainable livelihood. The group is offering a professional development workshop on today for anyone that deals with... more »
  • Metro Council approves library tax

    June 11, 2015 7:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Library System will hold a property tax increase election this fall. The Baton Rouge Metro Council approved holding the election Wednesday night. Residents with $150,000 properties would see their bills rise from $80.85 a year to $83.25 a year, and residents with $250,000... more »
  • Body cameras to be discussed once again

    June 10, 2015 8:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will once again discuss body cameras for Baton Rouge police officers. The topic is set to come up at Wednesday's Metro Council meeting. This is the third time the topic is set to be discussed. At the meeting two weeks ago the Metro Council vetoed,... more »
  • Louisiana reopens waters closed after 2010 oil spill

    June 10, 2015 7:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana wildlife and fisheries regulators have reopened state waters in the Gulf of Mexico that were previously closed because of oiling from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in a news release Tuesday, said the 100-yard buffer from any shoreline in a... more »
  • Dolores Spikes memorial service set for today

    June 9, 2015 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A memorial service for former Southern University system president, Dr. Dolores Spikes, will be held today in Baton Rouge. Spikes was the first woman in the United States to head a university system. She passed away last week. A memorial service will be held tonight at... more »
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Pesto Shrimp Kabobs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 8, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This morning on Kids in the Kitchen, News 2's Kylie Dixon was back at Pennington Biomedical cooking something healthy that the whole family can enjoy. Make sure to watch the video for directions on how to make delicious Pesto Shrimp Kabobs. Pesto Shrimp Kabobs Makes: 15 Kebabs... more »
  • Highland Road closed Monday for television shoot

    June 8, 2015 9:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Highland Road will be closed today near LSU's campus. A television shoot will shut down Highland from Dalrymple Drive to Raphael Semmes Road. The LSU community is asked to use an alternate route. Traffic will be rerouted around the closure. Filming is underway for "Underground," a... more »
  • Essen Lane construction begins today

    June 8, 2015 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Essen Lane Widening Project is set to begin on Monday. Drivers should expect delays around Essen Lane at I-10. Crews have already spent several weeks surveying Essen, in preparation of the project. The construction is designed to eliminate traffic problems like "bottlenecking." The road will be... more »
  • Brett Buffington - Multimedia journalist

    June 4, 2015 6:09 PM

    Brett Buffington is a multimedia journalist and investigative reporter for Channel 2. He joined the WBRZ team in April of 2015. Brett grew up in Thomson, Georgia where he attended Thomson High School. Upon graduating Thomson High School in 2006, Brett began his career in TV at the local... more »
  • Board of Regents delays action on admissions standards

    June 2, 2015 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The state Board of Regents on Monday again delayed actions on a proposal to adjust minimum admissions standards for state universities. The board held a special meeting Monday after several members last week raised concerns about whether the state would be lowering standards and doing a disservice to... more »
  • Budget, movies, taxes on Monday's session agenda

    June 1, 2015 8:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The state budget is a top priority at the Capitol Monday. The Senate Finance Committee was in session on Saturday trying to get some work done on the state budget. The state is in a $1.2 billion hole. So far, lawmakers have managed to close the gap... more »
  • Security changes at Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse

    May 28, 2015 9:53 AM

    NEW ROADS- Pointe Coupee Parish officials implemented several changes at the courthouse in New Roads in an effort to improve security. Anyone entering the courthouse, whenever court hearings are taking place, will only be able to do so at the courthouse's front entrance. Visitors will have to show identification and... more »
  • Employ BR spring job fair Play Video

    May 28, 2015 9:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Employ BR Job Fair is turning job seekers into employers. "I came to this job fair and met a great group of people, they went back and told the president of the company about me. He called, flew down to New Orleans, and now I'm here to... more »
  • Murder victim's son wants death penalty for accused killers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 27, 2015 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tahereh Ghassemi's son is calling for swift justice for the four men accused of killing his mom. "The death penalty is the only thing they deserve," Hamed Ghassemi said. Hamed Ghassemi lifted his silence today for the first time since his father's arrest. Hamid Ghassemi is... more »
  • Ascension Parish animal rescue group threatens to sue parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 26, 2015 6:35 PM

    SORRENTO - The animal rescue group, Companion Animal Rescue of Ascension, said it might sue Ascension Parish leaders after workers were locked out of the parish animal shelter last week. Last week, workers were turned away as they tried to rescue two Chihuahuas. Tonight, the organization is worried animals... more »
  • KaBOOM! to build new playground in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 26, 2015 10:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- KaBOOM! Is looking for volunteers to help them build a new playground at the Jewel J. Newman Community Center. The new playground will be fully assembled from scratch in less than eight hours with the help of several community members, local residents, and playground organizers. A kick-off... more »
  • Rockets hold off Warriors

    May 26, 2015 9:54 AM

    HOUSTON- James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points and the Rockets avoided a four-game sweep in the Western Conference finals by downing the Golden State Warriors 128-115. Harden contributed 17 points in the fourth quarter to help Houston avoid a late collapse and extend the series to a fifth... more »
  • Memorial Day weekend travel check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 21, 2015 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Memorial Day is right around the corner and law enforcement officials are putting extra patrolmen on the roads and highways to deal with the holiday traffic. Memorial Day weekend always puts an excess of cars on the road. This year it comes at the same time as... more »
  • David Letterman signs off

    May 21, 2015 4:36 AM

    NEW YORK- David Letterman has signed off as host of NBC's "Late Show." He was ushered into retirement Wednesday night by four presidents and a long list of celebrities. Letterman said goodbye after 33 years and 6,028 broadcasts of his late-night shows on CBS and NBC. The final "Late Show"... more »
  • State owed nearly $1 billion in unpaid OMV fines check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 20, 2015 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Office of Motor Vehicles is owed $1 billion dollars in unpaid fines, according to preliminary numbers obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit. Numbers the Investigative Unit obtained show at least $860 million is owed. A 2015 inflation calculator shows that much money could rebuild the Louisiana... more »
  • Court records show murder suspect snitched on others check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 18, 2015 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Court records obtained by the Investigative Unit show it was Tyler Ashpaugh who pointed the finger at three other men in a murder-for-hire case, leading to all of their arrests over the weekend. Taherah Ghassemi went missing in April. Her car was found burned out near North... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Girls on the Run check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 8, 2015 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Girls on the Run is an organization that inspires young women to overcome obstacles, define themselves, and change the world. The group has over one million members nationwide. This morning on Breakfast with 2une In, News 2's Rebecca Buchanan met up with some members of girls on the... more »
  • Yard Makeover: Louisiana Nursery check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 7, 2015 9:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Couvillion family's yard is about to get some makeover magic. This morning, Mitch Mayes from the Louisiana Nursery stopped by to tell us what type of plants the Couvillions might be seeing in their new yard during the big reveal, May 20th. We're less than three... more »
  • Chef of the Month: Caliente Mexican Craving's Adobo Chicken Tacos check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 6, 2015 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- During the month of May, our chef of the month is from Caliente Mexican Craving. This morning, Raul Arenas and Jessica Barraza kicked off their month-long stint in the kitchen by showing us how to make some delicious Adobo Chicken Tacos. Ingredients: 2 lbs. chicken breast 5... more »
  • Yard Makeover: School of Landscape Architecture check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 30, 2015 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- We're three weeks way from revealing the big winner of the WBRZ $20,000 Yard Makeover Contest. This morning, Evan Peterson and Blair Lejeune, from LSU's Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, stopped by 2une In to give us some more details on the makeover process. more »
  • Man sentenced for dumping hazardous waste into BR water system check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 29, 2015 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man in Baton Rouge who illegally dumped six million gallons of hazardous waste over a three-year period will not do any jail time. Roger Dies faced a lengthier sentence for his actions but was given two years federal probation instead. He also must pay hefty fines.... more »
  • Parish employee suspended for taking equipment home check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 28, 2015 6:31 PM

    NEW ROADS - The Director of the Recreation Department for Pointe Coupee Parish was suspended for three days without pay after he took parish equipment home. According to an email obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit, Sal Genusa was suspended over a box grader found at his home after... more »
  • The Pledge of Allegiance: The Dunham School check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 24, 2015 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 2nd grade at The Dunham School. Be sure to watch The Daily Pledge every weekday on 2une In at 5:58 a.m. to see if your child's school is featured. more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Dancing for Big Buddy check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 24, 2015 9:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This weekend hundreds of people will fill up LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center to see local stars strut their stuff at Dancing for Big Buddy. The community stars will dance for charity to provide help and hope for at risk children in the Baton Rouge area. News... more »
  • Fire union president accused of violating probation Play Video

    April 23, 2015 6:21 PM

    GONZALES- Shane Spillman, the President of the Baton Rouge Fire Union, appeared in a Gonzales courtroom Thursday after his probation officer filed paperwork to have his probation revoked. Spillman was arrested for a second offense DWI last year. When he was picked up, the Investigative Unit discovered he had... more »
  • Murder suspect apprehended after failing to show up for trial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 21, 2015 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A suspected murderer was picked up in St. Tammany Parish Tuesday after skipping out on court this week. Tressie Newberry is accused of principle to second degree murder. Her son, Mason Chiapuzio, is the accused triggerman in the case. Newberry's trial was set to start... more »
  • Missing woman's son makes emotional plea for her safe return check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 15, 2015 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The son of a missing woman fought back tears Wednesday, as he made an emotional plea for his mother's safe return. Tahereh Ghassemi was last seen on Saturday. One day later, her blue Jaguar was found burned out off Monterrey near Choctaw. "This is a first,"... more »
  • Naked man escapes armed robbery at motel check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 14, 2015 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A naked man ran from a motel room off Siegen Lane desperately trying to get help after two armed intruders stormed it. It happened at the Motel 6 off Siegen Lane recently. According to court documents, the victim was having sex with a woman for... more »
  • Mayor Kip Holden claims Ethics Commission out to get him check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 7, 2015 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Mayor-President of Baton Rouge claimed victory today against the Ethics Commission after he opened up a check from the IRS. The Ethics Commission claims Mayor Kip Holden owes the state $2,500 in fines for a problem with a financial disclosure report back in 2008. Holden believes... more »
  • WBR deputy accused of assaulting EBR deputy check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 6, 2015 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy found herself on the other side of the law over the weekend, when she was arrested accused of battery on a police officer and criminal trespassing. Mandy Miller works in the Traffic Division of the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's... more »
  • Ourso defeats Amoroso by 72 votes

    March 28, 2015 9:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish elected Darrell Ourso to represent them in the State House of Representatives for District 66. The former Metro Councilman defeated Current Metro Councilman Buddy Amoroso by 72 votes. With all 29 precincts reporting, the Secretary of State's Office shows Ourso... more »
  • New details suggest U.S. Marshal's murder could have been prevented check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 17, 2015 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- New details obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit reveal federal authorities were alerted about a convict violating his probation last year, but did nothing. That inaction tonight raises questions whether Jamie Croom would have killed three people if he was instead issued a parole hold while locked... more »
  • Exclusive: Convicted killer goes to jail after house arrest violation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 16, 2015 5:31 PM

    GONZALES- A convicted killer was sent to jail for 60 days, one hour after his attorney pleaded for a judge not to send him to prison for violating conditions of his house arrest. Stanley White was visibly shaken when Judge Jessie LeBlanc issued her ruling. He held his head... more »
  • Court records reveal inaction by feds before U.S. Marshal's murder

    March 12, 2015 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Court documents obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit are beginning to outline a timeline of what action the feds took when Jamie Croom violated his federal probation last year. This week, authorities said Croom killed U.S. Marshal Josie Wells in a shootout at an East Baton... more »
  • Killer's checkered past shows oversight by feds check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 11, 2015 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Serious questions are being raised about why a convict who was arrested for more violent crimes managed to roam free while he was under the watch of the feds on probation. According to investigators, Jamie Croom killed U.S. Deputy Marshal Josie Wells Tuesday as Wells tried to... more »
  • Two drivers run over man, leave him for dead

    March 8, 2015 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Investigators are trying to find two drivers who hit a man on Highland Road and left him for dead. The hit and run happened in the 1600 block of Highland Road just after 8pm. That's between the new bridge and the north gates of LSU. Haley... more »
  • Five BRPD officers on leave after shooting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 3, 2015 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Five Baton Rouge Police Officers are on paid administrative leave following a shooting that happened shortly before midnight. Investigators say two men were in the area between Choctaw and Chippewa when a DPS officer tried to pull them over for having a burned-out headlight. The car did... more »
  • Miscommunication blamed on costly DPW mistake check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 26, 2015 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Director of the Department of Public Works blames a miscommunication for a costly mistake that will fall on the backs of taxpayers. Speed humps were installed recently on Inniswold Road off Bluebonnet Boulevard and Jefferson Highway. The humps were installed too high, and had to... more »
  • High profile prisoner escape plan thwarted check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2015 5:18 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Prison leaders at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center foiled a plan that a high profile prisoner was concocting to escape. It happened after another inmate told prison guards about the plan, according to sources. Terry Smith is one of seven inmates locked up, accused in one of... more »
  • Convicted killer appears in court for house arrest violation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 24, 2015 5:48 PM

    GONZALES- A convicted killer who violated conditions of his house arrest, appeared in a Gonzales courtroom Tuesday for a probation revocation hearing. Judge Jessie Leblanc asked the Attorney General's Office to come up with a list of possible sanctions for Stanley White for disobeying her orders. White was filmed... more »
  • Procedures changed in Baker following WBRZ report check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 19, 2015 5:32 PM

    BAKER - Procedures are being changed in the City of Baker following a WBRZ report Monday. Effective immediately, all hourly employees will be forced to use the city's "fingerprint" time clock system to track their hours. All of this came to light after the Investigative Unit captured the Baker... more »
  • Questions raised over judge's actions check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 16, 2015 4:04 PM

    BAKER - A group of residents in Baker claim they are being intimidated by a City Court judge. The group claimed Judge Kirk Williams is doing so because his wife, Shona Boxie Williams, is a school board member who is the group's target for a recall petition. They said... more »
  • Victim speaks out after former LSU football player shoots her check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Voter fraud hearing postponed after seizure

    February 4, 2015 4:25 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The man investigators wanted to question today about allegations of voter fraud suffered an apparent seizure before his court hearing and was taken to a hospital. This is the second time the hearing has been postponed. Larry Profit was supposed to take the stand today so... more »
  • Family claims miscommunication led to dog's death check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 3, 2015 4:53 PM

    ZACHARY- A family claims a miscommunication led to their beloved pet's death last week. Bella, a three year old American Bulldog was euthanized by the Companion Animal Alliance. Stephen Tidwell says the dog nipped at a neighbor in Zachary and was picked up by Animal Control. It happened after... more »
  • Scathing audit shows problems at Maringouin PD check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 2, 2015 5:41 PM

    MARINGOUIN - A scathing audit released by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor found major problems within the Maringouin Police Department. Former Chief John Simien is accused of violating the law, according to the audit. It found Simien billed taxpayers for hotel stays after his conferences were over, received nearly $31,000... more »
  • Chief out, 7 firefighters quit in Maringouin check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 28, 2015 4:33 PM

    MARINGOUIN - The longtime chief of the Maringouin Fire Department is out of a job tonight, and seven other firefighters quit after finding out he was gone. New Mayor Demi Vorise made the decision not to reappoint Michael Gaudet as the Fire Chief of the town. Gaudet was the... more »
  • New information revealed in Ethel double murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 27, 2015 5:31 PM

    ETHEL- Federal agents have joined the investigation looking for two suspects accused in a double murder last April in Ethel. U.S. Marshals are looking for Armando Diaz and Dulce Funez, who were here illegally. Detectives could not find proper citizenship paperwork on either of them. Connie and Eddie... more »
  • EBR School worker accused of stealing electronics check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 26, 2015 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former EBR School employee was arrested accused of stealing nearly $9,500 worth of iPads, projectors and other electronics from Northdale Superintendent's Academy. The theft was discovered as the EBR School System conducted a routine inventory of items. The principal at the school contacted authorities once... more »
  • Family runs into daughter's killer at restaurant check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 22, 2015 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The grieving family of a two-month-old baby said they were in disbelief when they stared down their daughter's killer at a local restaurant over the weekend. Stanley White managed to roam free for nearly 20 years due to a paperwork mistake. White was convicted in the... more »
  • Louisiana Digital Media Archive chronicles state history

    January 20, 2015 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LPB and the Secretary of State's Office officially launched a new project squarely aimed at giving the general public an intimate look at Louisiana history through archived video of historic state events, places and cultures. The newly launched Louisiana Digital Media Archive is the culmination of... more »
  • Supreme Court to announce church, sex abuse decision Tuesday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 19, 2015 6:32 PM

    WASHINGTON D.C.- The nation's highest court is expected to render a decision Tuesday on whether it will hear a local sex abuse lawsuit involving the Diocese of Baton Rouge and a local woman. The story, which first appeared on WBRZ broadcasts and WBRZ.com in July , had people talking.... more »

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