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  • Parades, floats, costumes mark Fat Tuesday in New Orleans Play Video

    February 9, 2016 5:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- People across south Louisiana are marking the culmination of the Mardi Gras season. News 2's John Pastorek and Ambria Washington traveled down to the crescent city on Tuesday to take in all the sights and sounds of Fat Tuesday. In New Orleans, floats and marching bands will parade... more »
  • Community mourns beloved teacher who was shot and killed Play Video

    February 8, 2016 5:20 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Residents in West Baton Rouge Parish are mourning the loss of a beloved teacher after she was killed in a shooting Friday. Monday, hundreds of people showed up to Holy Family School where Emiley Thibodeaux worked to pay their respects. Thibodeaux, 23, was killed when, investigators said,... more »
  • WBRZ viewer's storm pictures prompt NWS storm report

    February 3, 2016 1:23 PM

    BAYWOOD - Overnight storms caused trees to fall and twisted a trampoline in this small river-side community along the Amite River in the northeastern corner of East Baton Rouge. A viewer emailed pictures of damage near her house to WBRZ meteorologist Josh Eachus who alerted the National Weather Service.... more »
  • 3 horses die of starvation, multiple owners face charges Play Video

    February 1, 2016 5:21 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - Three horses are dead after parish workers said they starved to death last week across Iberville Parish. At least three different people are facing animal cruelty charges. In one case a horse was in such bad shape it had to be euthanised. In two other cases, horses... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Questions raised over town mayor's salary Play Video

    January 27, 2016 4:57 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - Questions are being raised tonight about a fat raise the Mayor of White Castle received during 2015. Town leaders are mum on the situation. Check registers obtained by the Investigative Unit indicate during the week of April 6 until April 19, Mayor Jermarr Williams earned $20.31... more »
  • $22 million collected after OMV sends out threatening letters Play Video

    January 26, 2016 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The State Office of Motor Vehicles collected a staggering amount of money from people who owed outstanding fines for a lapse in insurance. Last October, OMV sent out 1.2 million letters to people who were flagged as having a violation. From October until December, OMV collected $22... more »
  • Audit scolds Municipal Employees Retirement System former director Play Video

    January 25, 2016 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An audit released today scolded the Municipal Employees' Retirement System (MERS) over allegations money as misspent. The former director, Bob Rust, quit when this came to light last year. MERS is a system that invests money for nearly 11,000 employees from cities and towns across the... more »
  • Port Allen city employee under investigation for possibly misappropriating funds Play Video

    January 22, 2016 10:57 AM

    PORT ALLEN - An employee at City Hall is under investigation this morning over allegations she misappropriated funds. The employee has not been with the city for very long. "Right now we are determining the facts of the allegations," Mayor Richard Lee said. "We are trying to determine... more »
  • Former Police Chief: 'Derrick Todd Lee needed to die' Play Video

    January 21, 2016 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Police Chief Pat Englade remembers the terror South Louisiana serial killer Derrick Todd Lee inflicted on this community. After learning of his death today, Englade said he hopes the victims' families will find some closure. Englade was the Chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department... more »
  • Spat over new sign leaves it in the dark Play Video

    January 20, 2016 5:30 PM

    NEW ROADS - The owner of a quarter million dollar sign that was just finished being constructed in New Roads has sued the city after the work was completed. The lawsuit states New Roads Mayor Robert Myer denied the electrical permit to turn on the electricity. However, the... more »
  • Local body shop sees increase in work from 'direct repair shops' Play Video

    January 18, 2016 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some local body shops are beginning to see an old problem crop up again, and it could put you at risk. The State Attorney General sued over this very issue two years ago, and it appears the problem is still out there. It involves insurance companies sending you... more »
  • More than a dozen laid off at EBR Clerk of Court Play Video

    January 15, 2016 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than a dozen employees at the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court's Office received pink slips over the past week. It's part of a measure to get the budget back in line and plug a $1.3 million hole. Joyce Swearingen's new year isn't off... more »
  • Sources: President will stay at Holiday Inn off Constitution Play Video

    January 13, 2016 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Secret Service and local law enforcement spent Wednesday getting a local hotel ready for President Obama's arrival. Multiple sources confirmed to WBRZ, the President will stay at the Holiday Inn off Constitution Avenue. The massive effort to secure the spot where President Obama will sleep began... more »
  • Communities brace for possible Morganza spillway opening Play Video

    January 7, 2016 5:09 PM

    MORGANZA/PIERRE PART - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could open the Morganza Spillway as early as Monday to ease the pressure on levees in the Baton Rouge area and points farther south. The decision to possibly open the spillway Monday came at a meeting Thursday in Morgan City. ... more »
  • Daily levee inspections begin along Mississippi River Play Video

    January 6, 2016 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Daily levee inspections of the Mississippi River levees have begun as the river continues to rise. This morning, the Pontchartrain Levee District began monitoring the levees daily and checks around the clock are about to start. Already, seepage from the river is occurring in some neighborhoods... more »
  • Two WBRSO deputies suspended after work release investigation Play Video

    December 22, 2015 12:10 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Two West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies were suspended without pay Tuesday after an internal investigation showed they did not follow protocol when three work release inmates escaped recently. The names of the deputies were not released. One deputy was suspended for one day, the other... more »
  • Judge orders Department of Education to pay thousands for witholding public records Play Video

    December 21, 2015 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Taxpayers are on the hook for thousands of dollars tonight, after the State Department of Education refused to turn over public records. Last week a judge ordered the Department of Education to pay a hefty settlement and assessed a penalty of $100 per day since February 17.... more »
  • December 17, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    December 17, 2015 8:06 AM

    Here are today's top stories: New Orleans considers removing Confederate monuments Governor-elect Edwards pieces together more of his cabinet Star Wars fans warned to leave some costume pieces at home May the chill be with us Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • New details emerge over search warrant executed at DEQ building

    December 14, 2015 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- New details are emerging tonight about the search warrant executed by state investigators at an office at the Department of Environmental Quality. A search warrant obtained by the Investigative Unit shows Vince Sagnibene was responsible for overseeing the money paid to a company that disposed tires. Investigators... more »
  • Bobby Jindal speaking at Press Club Monday

    December 14, 2015 9:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal is making a few public appearances during his last few weeks in office. On Monday he'll speak at the Baton Rouge Press Club. Jindal is expected to talk about his time in office over the past eight years and how he believes the state is... more »
  • WBRZ hosts Pat's Coats for Kids distribution day Play Video

    December 11, 2015 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Friday is distribution day for this year's Pat's Coats for Kids. This year's coat drive helped bring in thousands of jackets for children in Baton Rouge as we get into the coldest part of the year. Pat's Coats for Kids is an annual event that helps keep the... more »
  • Holly Clegg's Holiday Countdown: December 10, 2015 Play Video

    December 10, 2015 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE- News 2's John Pastorek put on his Christmas sweater and jumped back in the kitchen with Holly Clegg this week to whip up a savory sweet that's hard to beat. Holly's Holiday Snack Mix is the perfect appetizer to put out while your guests are waiting for their... more »
  • December 10, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    December 10, 2015 8:09 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Massive manhunt held overnight after fatal shooting Longtime Anglola warden Burl Cain to retire Tempers flare at townhall meeting in Indiana Continued warming, watching the next storm system Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • Southern University student set to graduate, spent semester homeless Play Video

    December 9, 2015 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A student at Southern University will be one of the last students to cross the stage with a bachelor's degree in architecture from Southern University in Baton Rouge. Two years ago, the Board of Regents voted to terminate the architecture program citing declining enrollment. Taikian Brooks... more »
  • Bar owner at odds with state alcohol agents, claims his employee was set up Play Video

    December 8, 2015 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tonight the owner of the Bandit Bar in Baton Rouge is calling the actions of undercover Alcohol Tobacco Control agents a "set up." Over the weekend, his bar tender refused to sell alcohol to an underage patron. However, the bar was still cited for selling to someone... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Parish worker caught stealing from store wearing parish uniform Play Video

    December 7, 2015 5:07 PM

    NEW ROADS- A parish employee is in hot water tonight, after he was caught on surveillance video stealing from a local business. That video was obtained by the Investigative Unit Monday. The employee in question, Harold Ennis works for the Recreation Department. When parish workers found out that he... more »
  • Dozens pledge help to Baton Rouge man following WBRZ report Play Video

    December 3, 2015 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tonight, dozens of people in Baton Rouge and beyond have pledged to help a man living in dilapidated conditions. On Thanksgiving night, we showed you the conditions 80-year old Joseph Dartez was living in. His North Baton Rouge home is falling down, but he still lives there.... more »
  • Qualifications called into question for embattled Senator Troy Brown Play Video

    December 2, 2015 6:36 PM

    GEISMAR - Tonight, there's yet another hiccup for a state senator accused of punching a woman in the face over the weekend. Serious questions are being raised about whether he was even qualified to run in the senate district that he represents. Troy Brown's neighbors say he lives in... more »
  • Senate colleagues could discipline Troy Brown after domestic violence arrest Play Video

    December 1, 2015 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The fallout continues tonight for State Senator Troy Brown, accused of punching a woman in the face. There's a chance his senate colleagues could discipline him for his alleged actions. But, it's so rare, that's only happened once in Louisiana history. In 1981, Louisiana lawmakers took the... more »
  • Law enforcement beefs up security for Black Friday Play Video

    November 25, 2015 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local law enforcement agencies in Baton Rouge have plans to triple the amount of patrols you normally see at area malls for Black Friday. It's one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and they're taking no chances. Baton Rouge Police say it's all an... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Bacteria in Assumption water one day before boil order issued Play Video

    November 24, 2015 6:21 PM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH - Concern is growing about a boil order that was issued in Assumption Parish last week. The WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered bacteria was first detected in the water supply 24 hours before the boil order was issued. That boil order was lifted Saturday after tests came back clear.... more »
  • November 24, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 24, 2015 8:11 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Travel alert issued for Americans Miles addresses firing rumors at press conference Tom Cruise filming in downtown Baton Rouge Out of the chill Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • Michael Vinsanau - Multimedia Journalist

    November 20, 2015 5:44 PM

    Michael Vinsanau is a multimedia journalist for WBRZ News 2. He joined our team in June 2015. Michael is a Chalmette native who began his studies at LSU and finished at Southeastern Louisiana University. As a student he worked for the Southeastern Channel, coming in second for “ Best... more »
  • November 20, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 20, 2015 7:04 AM

    Here are today's top stories: 1 person taken to the hospital in shooting on Monet Drive Long list of projects could mean a new bridge in 30 years Many key positions up for grabs in Saturday's election Frosty cold front to cross Louisiana Updates all... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Almost half of New Roads Police Department not POST certified Play Video

    November 18, 2015 6:09 PM

    NEW ROADS - Tonight, concern is mounting over some officers' credentials in the City of New Roads Police Department. One officer told us those in the department aren't being adequately trained with their firearms, but they still carry a gun and a badge. Numbers obtained by the Investigative Unit... more »
  • Flash flood watch, heavy rains continue

    November 18, 2015 4:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Weather officials said a flash flood watch continues for some of the WBRZ viewing area early Wednesday morning. Moderate rainfall is still expected through the morning hours. Be aware during the morning commute and remember to "Turn Around, Don't Drown." Only a few inches of moving water... more »
  • Bond paperwork ready for cop accused of murder Play Video

    November 11, 2015 5:01 PM

    MARKSVILLE- The WBRZ Investigative Unit has learned paperwork is ready for a cop accused of murdering a six year old to be released from jail. That could likely happen as early as tomorrow Norris Greenhouse and Derrick Stafford were both arrested Friday, accused of shooting and killing Jeremy Mardis.... more »
  • November 10, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 10, 2015 8:06 AM

    Here are today's top stories: New Orleans music icon Allen Toussaint dead at 77 Lafayette's Grand Theater scheduled to reopen following shooting Fournette jersey auction explodes in final minutes Showers, cool temps. around the corner Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • WBRZ HOSTS FEED A FAMILY FRIDAY DURING 31st ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE

    October 29, 2015 4:46 PM

    WBRZ HOSTS FEED A FAMILY FRIDAY DURING 31 st ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE BATON ROUGE, La. – Join WBRZ for Feed a Family Friday on October 30, 2015 from 5am to 1pm at Albertsons on Perkins at Essen. Area residents and businesses are urged to bring perishable items such as... more »
  • Accused drug dealer charged for overdose death Play Video

    October 28, 2015 12:05 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Authorities in Iberville Parish accused a man of murder Wednesday after they said he sold prescription narcotics to someone who later died from an overdose. Deputies charged 30-year-old Jeremy Doiron with second-degree murder for the death of Nicholas LeBlanc on Aug. 31. It's a provision in Louisiana... more »
  • WBRZ Hosts 27th Annual Pat's Coats for Kids

    October 27, 2015 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La –WBRZ is hosting the annual Pat’s Coats for Kids coat drive now through Saturday, November 21, 2015. Pat’s Coats for Kids will collect monetary donations as well as children or adult-sized coats for children in need in our area. For the past 26 years,... more »
  • Crash leaves driver in critical condition

    October 25, 2015 11:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Traffic Homicide Unit was called out to a serious crash this evening at the corner of Lee Drive and Nicholson. Two vehicles collided at the intersection around 7pm. The wreck happened during a heavy downpour that left streets looking more like rivers. WBRZ has learned... more »
  • LSU Wide Receiver Malachi Dupre helps flood victims Sunday night Play Video

    October 25, 2015 11:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU Wide Receiver Malachi Dupre was spotted helping stranded motorists who drove their cars through severe flooding. Roads were impassable Sunday night, following the deluge. Dupre and a group of his friends, were in a high truck and were in the process of rescuing those who got... more »
  • Amid complaints and concerns, fake TV news report ad pulled from airwaves

    October 23, 2015 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A political ad was pulled from the airwaves amid concerns the ad was deceiving to viewers. "The intentions are obvious in this situation. The call letters on the ad reference a fake television station 'WBRD' but are too similar to call letters of our station, WBRZ.... more »
  • Last governor's race debate scheduled for Wednesday night

    October 21, 2015 1:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The final TV debate among candidates for Louisiana governor is being held without Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter. Wednesday night's event at LSU will include Republican Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards. Debate organizers... more »
  • Southern University reaches settlement in '08 band hazing incident

    October 19, 2015 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University has reached a settlement with two former band members who claim they were hazed during unsanctioned initiations into the French Horn Fraternity. Today, a trial was scheduled to begin, but that never happened. At least one band member claims he suffered organ failure after... more »
  • Chief says he won't serve warrant for deputy accused of racial slur Play Video

    October 13, 2015 6:32 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A West Feliciana Deputy accused of using the "n" word during a traffic stop last week has a warrant out for his arrest in Avoyelles Parish. That warrant is currently active and stems from an incident after he allegedly threatened to kill a deputy in Bunkie, La.... more »
  • Train crash in Iberville Parish kills man from North LA

    October 11, 2015 9:48 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH- A 61-year old man was killed this evening, after a train smashed into his car. It happened on LA 1, near the Rocky Canal. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi told WBRZ, that's between White Castle and Donaldsonville and is on the Iberville and Ascension Parish Lines. ... more »
  • Businesses see green with LSU game moving to Baton Rouge Play Video

    October 7, 2015 4:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses near the Northgate district at LSU are seeing green following the announcement that the LSU and South Carolina Game will be played in the Capital City. The announcement came just before 11 a.m. The game is being moved here since South Carolina is dealing with... more »
  • LSU AgCenter gets $1.25M for project to improve rural health

    October 2, 2015 10:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU AgCenter and three partners have a two-year, $1.25 million federal grant for research and outreach to reduce obesity and chronic diseases in three rural Louisiana parishes: Madison, St. Helena and Tensas. AgCenter dietitian Denise Holston-West says those parishes have some of Louisiana's highest rates of poverty... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Scathing audit at BRCC shows glaring problems Play Video

    October 1, 2015 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The results of an audit conducted by out of state investigators is complete, and it shows glaring problems need to be fixed at Baton Rouge Community College. All of this stems from questionable credentials that were issued by BRCC involving a multi-million dollar federal grant that was... more »
  • Man accused of murdering nephew in St. Francisville Play Video

    September 22, 2015 6:17 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A man is locked up tonight, accused of murdering his nephew Monday. The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office said a family dispute led to the shooting. It happened on Coates Road, which is off of Highway 61 Monday morning. Anthony Nixon is accused of unloading a... more »
  • New details about murdered woman's son locked up in Iran Play Video

    September 21, 2015 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New details are emerging tonight about what may have led to the arrest of a man who lives in Baton Rouge but traveled to Iran to bury his mother. Hamed Ghassemi was locked up and never returned home to Baton Rouge months ago. His close family... more »
  • Deal allowed drunk driver to avoid jail time Play Video

    September 16, 2015 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman who admitted to driving drunk three years ago, is facing charges now of drinking and driving again and causing a deadly crash Tuesday night. The crash killed 19-year-old Tashadow Gray. Investigators said 30-year-old T'Naia Burnette swerved into her lane and killed her. They believe she had... more »
  • Cool Schools: Southeast Middle Magnet Digital Arts and Technology Academy Play Video

    September 15, 2015 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Southeast Middle is teaching students how to get comfortable on both sides of the camera. The school just implemented the Southeast Middle Magnet Digital Arts and Technology Academy, a magnet program that enrolls about 20% of the school's students. Students that are enrolled in the program are able... more »
  • 1 dead, 2 wounded in New Orleans French Quarter shooting

    September 9, 2015 7:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say one man is dead and two others wounded in a French Quarter shooting. Police say that when they arrived at the scene early Wednesday morning, a 35-year-old man was found dead in the 600 block of Iberville St. They say the two men wounded... more »
  • Port Vincent, Springfield consider extending business hours

    September 2, 2015 10:33 AM

    PORT VINCENT- Two small Livingston Parish villages are reworking their ordinances to let shopkeepers stay open 24 hours. The Port Vincent Board of Aldermen realized the matter last month, when the police chief asked the village to move alcohol sale hours up by one hour during the week to match... more »
  • Natalia Verdina - Multimedia Journalist

    August 31, 2015 1:33 PM

    Natalia Verdina is a multimedia reporter for WBRZ News 2. She joined the station in August 2015. Previously Verdina was an anchor/reporter for Univision in Raleigh, NC. Her reporting includes the shooting death of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man killed by a white police officer in North Charleston,... more »
  • Trevor's Wish Food Drive and Hunger Action Month 2015 Play Video

    August 31, 2015 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is asking people to give back to the less fortunate as part of Hunger Action Month in September. The Trevor's Wish Food Drive is held every year in honor of Trevor Sims, who asked to feed the hungry before losing his battle... more »
  • Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream in Texas and Alabama

    August 31, 2015 8:34 AM

    BRENHAM, TX - Blue Bell ice cream is back. Blue Bell Creameries has resumed selling its products in select locations Monday, four months after the Texas-based retailer halted sales due to listeria contamination. Blue Bell ice cream is now available at stores in the Houston and Austin areas, including in... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Capital Chef's Showcase Play Video

    August 28, 2015 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Chef's Showcase has delicious food for a great cause. The showcase is Cancer Services' signature fundraising event and will feature some of the finest restaurants in Baton Rouge. The Capital Chef's Showcase has been going on for more than 30 years in the Baton Rouge area.... more »
  • East Baton Rouge Parish School Board holds retreat

    August 28, 2015 8:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, whose nine members took office in January, is holding its first retreat. Saturday's retreat also will be the board's first one with new Superintendent Warren Drake, who took over the state's second-largest school system on June 1. Drake and his... more »
  • Obama in New Orleans for hurricane's 10th anniversary Play Video

    August 27, 2015 9:47 AM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama is marking 10 years since Hurricane Katrina by celebrating the revival of New Orleans, which suffered the worst of the storm's devastation. He's also using the occasion to press governments to start helping communities prepare for the stronger storms that climate change will cause. ... more »
  • Questions raised over hiring of convicted police officer Play Video

    August 25, 2015 6:43 PM

    WHITE CASTLE- Questions are being raised tonight after a convicted law enforcement officer in Port Allen managed to get hired in White Castle. Jasmione Clark just started on the force with White Castle Police. He has convictions tied to excessive force against citizens. Court records show he also violated... more »
  • Indy driver Justin Wilson dies from crash injuries

    August 25, 2015 9:52 AM

    PENNSYLVANIA- IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris from another vehicle struck him during Sunday's race at Pocono Raceway. Wilson's vehicle veered into an interior wall at the track and he is the first IndyCar driver to die because of... more »
  • LSU classes begin Monday Play Video

    August 24, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU faculty, staff and students are heading back to class Monday morning. University president, Dr. F. King Alexander stopped by 2une In this morning to tell News 2's John Pastorek about his expectations for the upcoming year. Students moved onto campus last week and have spent the last... more »
  • "Shakespeare in the Swamp" Play Video

    August 24, 2015 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Local actors are getting ready to perform some classic plays with a Cajun twist. John Schneider Studios will be hosting "Shakespeare in the Swamp" at the end of the month. This morning one of the show's lead actors, Chasen Schneider, and producer, Alicia Allain, stopped by 2une In... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: St. Francisville's Polos and Pearls Play Video

    August 21, 2015 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The town that's two miles long and two yards wide, better known as St. Francisville, is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes. This morning News 2's Kylie Dixon was at the historical museum in St. Francisville to learn more about the town's Polos and Pearls... more »
  • Spending in East Baton Rouge Parish rebounds in June

    August 21, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish rose by 5.6 percent in June, breaking a string of two months where economic activity was lower than the year before. According to figures released by the city-parish Finance Department, businesses and consumers spent nearly $728.5 million in June.... more »
  • WBRZ reaches deal with DISH

    August 20, 2015 7:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ reached an agreement with DISH this week to keep our signal broadcast to local viewers on their network. The contract for carrying the signal ran out on June 30. WBRZ-TV gave DISH multiple extensions to continue negotiations, the last of which was... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Hundreds of cases remain open, despite DNA match Play Video

    August 19, 2015 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hundreds of positive DNA matches from the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab tied to criminal cases have done nothing to resolve them. The positive DNA test results from evidence in those cases were sent to area law enforcement agencies, for them to investigate. In the eight parish area... more »
  • Vitter beginning TV ad campaign in Louisiana governor's race

    August 19, 2015 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- U.S. Sen. David Vitter is sitting on the largest campaign account in the Louisiana governor's race. And now he's finally pumping some of the money into TV advertising. The Republican candidate launches his first 30-second TV ad Thursday. Campaign spokesman Luke Bolar says the spot will run across... more »
  • Candidate for Lt. Governor draws criticism for use of 'n' word Play Video

    August 18, 2015 6:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state Senator from Opelousas is drawing fire tonight for a controversial campaign ad that uses the "n" word. Elbert Guillory says his ad refers to the words of President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 after he signed the Civil Rights Act. According to Guillory's Facebook Page,... more »
  • Movie Tavern opening its Baton Rouge location Play Video

    August 18, 2015 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Movie Tavern gives a whole new meaning to “dinner and a movie.” The theater opens a new Baton Rouge location on Tuesday. Movie Tavern Citiplace will offer customers a full-service movie experience. The company specializes in creating the perfect in-theater dining experience, including servers delivering cocktails,... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: LPCF Helping Heal Little Hearts Fundraiser Play Video

    August 14, 2015 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Survival rates for babies with critical congenital heart defects are improving in the U.S. Now, more than 80% of infants survive to year one. Groups like the Louisiana Pediatric Cardiovascular Foundation are working to make that number even higher. This morning, 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan was... more »
  • Accident blocks 1 lane of I-10 West at Dalrymple

    August 14, 2015 7:18 AM

    UPDATE: All lanes are now open (6: 26 am) -------------------- BATON ROUGE- Some drivers are looking for another way to work this morning. One lane is blocked on I-10 West at Dalrymple due to an accident. Traffic is still passing through the center and left lanes,... more »
  • Prominent BR Attorney says DNA evidence exonerates him in wife's murder Play Video

    August 13, 2015 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A prominent Baton Rouge attorney says DNA evidence processed by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab rules him out as a suspect in his wife's murder 30 years ago. Denise Porter was killed inside her apartment in 1985. Investigators said she was stabbed to death. Over... more »
  • The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey present: Built To Amaze Play Video

    August 13, 2015 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The circus is coming to town! The Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey present: Built To Amaze is coming to Baton Rouge this weekend. This morning, some members of The Greatest Show On Earth stopped by 2une In to give News 2's John Pastorek and Kylie... more »
  • Coworkers remember murdered woman as caring, joyful Play Video

    August 12, 2015 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Co-workers of a woman who was savagely beaten to death with a baseball bat remember her for her contagious smile and loving personality. Johnson worked at Remington College for the past 13 years in the admissions department. Taryla Mack saw her last Thursday. "She was always... more »
  • Impairment suspected in fatal crash

    August 12, 2015 10:30 AM

    PORT ALLEN- Louisiana State Police say impairment might have played a factor in an interstate wreck that killed a woman in Port Allen. Troopers say 38-year-old Tasha Nelson was killed in the single-vehicle crash shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday night. The crash happened on LA 415 south of US... more »
  • Children and yoga Play Video

    August 12, 2015 8:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some students are looking to yoga to help them in the classroom. Stress naturally occurs in everyone's life. Studies show that it's important for children to limit their stress, and keep it from becoming toxic. One way to do this is by teaching them how to... more »
  • John Schneider set to take down Broadmoor Theater sign Play Video

    August 12, 2015 8:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Broadmoor Theater sign is set to come down on Wednesday. The theater is being demolished to make room for additional parking for a nearby shopping center. Former “Dukes of Hazzard” star, John Schneider, is taking the sign to John Schneider Studios in Livingston Parish where... more »

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