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  • The Pledge of Allegiance: Parkview Baptist Play Video

    October 23, 2014 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 4th Grade at Parkview Baptist. 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 »
  • WBRZ Hosts Feed a Family Friday During 30th Annual Food Drive

    October 22, 2014 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Join WBRZ for Feed a Family Friday on October 24, 2014 from 5am to 1pm. at Calandro's Supermarket on Government Street. Area residents and businesses are urged to bring perishable items such as turkeys, hams, fruits or vegetables. All food donations will be delivered to less... more »
  • The Pledge of Allegiance: Forest Heights Academy of Excellence Play Video

    October 22, 2014 9:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the Pre-K class at Forest Heights Academy of Excellence. 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 »
  • The Pledge of Allegiance: St. George School Play Video

    October 21, 2014 8:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 5th Grade at St. George 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 »
  • The Pledge of Allegiance: St. Alphonsus Catholic School Play Video

    October 20, 2014 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 5th Grade at St. Alphonsus Catholic 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 »
  • Harvest Festival on False River runs through Sunday Play Video

    October 17, 2014 6:16 PM

    NEW ROADS - There will be an ample supply of fall fun to be had and lovely weather conditions to go with it this weekend at the Fourth Annual Harvest Festival on False River. People were already turning out to the downtown area in droves as of our 5... more »
  • The Pledge of Allegiance: Claiborne Elementary Play Video

    October 17, 2014 8:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 3rd Grade at Claiborne Elementary. 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 »
  • The Pledge of Allegiance: St. George School Play Video

    October 16, 2014 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 7th Grade at St. George 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 »
  • The Pledge of Allegiance: White Hills Elementary Play Video

    October 15, 2014 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 2nd Grade at White Hills Elementary. 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 »
  • Student receives skull fracture during bus fight Play Video

    October 9, 2014 5:34 PM

    BRUSLY - Two investigations are underway in West Baton Rouge Parish after a fight on a school bus Wednesday. The parents of a 12-year-old at Brusly Middle School said he received a skull fracture, bruised brain and concussion from the blow to the head. A witness on the bus... more »
  • Noose used as prop at meeting about former cop Play Video

    October 8, 2014 9:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A noose was used as a prop at an East Baton Rouge Metro Council meeting Wednesday evening as race issues within the Baton Rouge Police Department took center stage. The issue centers around an exclusive report by the WBRZ Investigative Unit where an officer was accused of... more »
  • The Pledge of Allegiance: Forest Heights Academy of Excellence Play Video

    October 7, 2014 10:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the Kindergarten class at Forest Heights Academy of Excellence. 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 »
  • The Pledge of Allegiance: St. Alphonsus Catholic School Play Video

    October 7, 2014 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 4th grade at St. Alphonsus Catholic 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 »
  • The Pledge of Allegiance: Claiborne Elementary Play Video

    October 7, 2014 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 5th grade at Claiborne Elementary. 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 »
  • Consumer advocates urge vigilance over rental scam Play Video

    September 30, 2014 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Consumer advocates are warning you to be alert tonight for a real estate scam that's definitely too good to be true. A homeowner in Southdowns told WBRZ that they posted an ad on Craigslist to rent out their home for $1,900. Then they said someone took those... more »
  • BRPD backpedals on disgraced officer's retirement Play Video

    September 29, 2014 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Less than a week after the Baton Rouge Police Department admitted Chief Carl Dabadie allowed a disgraced cop to switch his resignation letter into a retirement letter, department spokespersons crawfished on who was ultimately responsible for the decision. Last week, BRPD Media Relations told News 2 that... more »
  • Chief allows disgraced BRPD Officer to retire Play Video

    September 25, 2014 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tonight a Metro Council Member is questioning what she calls a favor to a disgraced cop accused of sending racist text messages. Elsbury resigned less than 24 hours after WBRZ broke the story about those text messages. However, new documents reveal he was allowed to come in,... more »
  • Allegations over missing money prompt investigation Play Video

    September 24, 2014 4:50 PM

    PORT ALLEN - An investigation is underway by the state attorney general over allegations money went missing after a fundraiser in West Baton Rouge Parish. It centers around West Baton Rouge Parish Deputy Donna LeBlanc. Her daughter Carli Jo was in a bad car wreck in July, and the... more »
  • DA admits mistake after Investigative Unit report Play Video

    September 19, 2014 4:36 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla lifted his silence Friday over a juvenile rape case his office prosecuted. Tonight, he admits his office may have made a mistake. It all centers around court paperwork that identifies one victim as 12 years old. However, the conviction paperwork indicates she was... more »
  • Man gets two years of house arrest for killing baby Play Video

    September 18, 2014 5:25 PM

    GONZALES- Defense lawyers and prosecutors for the State Attorney General's Office reached an agreement Thursday to have man convicted of killing a baby 20 years ago, pay for his crime. A paperwork mistake let Stanley White live a free life when he was supposed to be incarcerated for two... more »
  • Prosecutor claims DA knew about sex offender's deal Play Video

    September 17, 2014 5:34 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The lead prosecutor on a case involving a man accused of having sex with four juveniles, says District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla was well aware of the deal that was reached. This week the WBRZ Investigative Unit discovered sex offender Johnny Brown was only sentenced to three... more »
  • Officer's cases under review after racist texts Play Video

    September 16, 2014 4:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Cases pending in two different courts are under review after the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit exposed racist text messages allegedly sent by a Baton Rouge Police officer to another person. The messages caused Michael Elsbury, a 15-year veteran, to resign from the department. District... more »
  • Sex offender's release concerns abuse advocates Play Video

    September 15, 2014 4:50 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The upcoming release of a man who was convicted of having sex with four juveniles is alarming advocates who represent sex abuse victims. Two of the victims were 13 years old. In the sleepy town of St. Francisville, advocates for sexual abuse victims want residents there... more »
  • BRPD Officer on leave after crashing into LSU Lakes Play Video

    September 12, 2014 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department has an internal investigation underway against a rookie police officer who crashed his unit into the LSU Lakes. Multiple sources told Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto that the officer had just left a bar and was drinking before the crash. Baton Rouge... more »
  • Graphic and obscene texts lead to 60 year old's arrest Play Video

    September 10, 2014 5:05 PM

    GROSSE TETE - The Investigative Unit obtained the graphic and gross text messages that ultimately led to the arrest of 60-year old Scott Holbrook for allegedly soliciting a 16-year old male. The father of the teen provided the messages to us, because he doesn't want anything like this to... more »
  • Principal defends administration after brawl Play Video

    September 9, 2014 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The principal of Scotlandville High School is defending the actions of his administration following a large fight which led to the expulsion of 12 students and the suspensions of two others. The defense comes after a parent told WBRZ she alerted the administration that something bad was... more »
  • 12 kids expelled after fight Play Video

    September 8, 2014 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least 14 kids were put out of Scotlandville Magnet High School last week after a violent video surfaced showcasing a major fight. The fight led to six arrests. Three adults were cited for disturbing the peace and so were three juveniles. Valencia Pope, 46, was... more »
  • WBRZ takes part in Battle Against Autism Play Video

    September 8, 2014 4:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ and others helped raise money for a new development center focusing on autism at the 2014 Battle Against Autism Golf Tournament. WBRZ President Richard Manship, director Jake Manship, and meteorologist Josh Eachus played alongside BAA founder Chip Robinson in Monday's tournament. The tournament and... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Some candidates election qualification questioned Play Video

    September 2, 2014 5:49 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Questions are being raised over the qualifying process for candidates running in the November election. The WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered some didn't meet guidelines to qualify. Currently, the Secretary of State is reviewing 53 challenges where a candidate is accused of falsely qualifying. The deadline to contest... more »
  • Federal Judge temporarily blocks La. abortion law

    August 31, 2014 8:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law. District Judge John deGravelles says the law can still take effect Monday but officials cannot penalize doctors or clinics for breaking it while a challenge is heard. The law would require doctors who perform... more »
  • Judge to rule on how Roper hearing will proceed Play Video

    August 26, 2014 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State District Judge Michael Caldwell will make a decision Friday about whether to tell the Metro Council how a hearing regarding Parish Attorney Mary Roper will proceed. Roper was placed on paid leave last week. The Metro Council was supposed to discuss whether to put her on... more »
  • Lawyer tries to have Metro Council held in contempt Play Video

    August 18, 2014 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The lawyer representing Parish Attorney Mary Roper is trying to have the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council held in contempt of court. It centers around a restraining order that was signed by a judge last week. The restraining order prohibits the council from considering the... more »
  • Council backs firing of injured cop

    August 11, 2014 10:59 PM

    WALKER - The city council here sided with the police chief and fired a police officer who was injured on the job. The vote to oust Mark Ubas Monday will likely mean Ubas will sue. His lawyer believes the city did not follow the Family Medical Leave Act, or... more »
  • Fairness ordinance creator threatened Play Video

    August 11, 2014 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle had trouble sleeping this weekend after she received what she described as a threatening letter in her mailbox Friday. Marcelle plans to turn the letter over to police. It was sent from someone who identified themself as... more »
  • Police officer fired after being injured on the job Play Video

    August 4, 2014 4:54 PM

    WALKER- A longtime police officer in Walker was given a letter of termination Friday after he was injured on the job at least three times last year. Mark Ubas was hit by a car twice on two different occasions as he worked as a school resource officer in 2013.... more »
  • Mansion raid suspect appears in another federal courtroom

    July 28, 2014 8:48 PM

    TULSA, Okla. - A man from Baton Rouge appeared before a federal judge Monday for an arraignment hearing related to his arrest and indictment in a smuggling case that spans multiple states and China. Tim Tran pleaded not guilty. A judge removed his ankle monitoring device and lifted his... more »
  • Supt. White fights back over allegations of wrongdoing Play Video

    July 24, 2014 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Superintendent of Education sent a four-page letter to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Wednesday to clear up rhetoric where he says unfounded allegations are being made. The letter goes into detail about travel expenses that he was reimbursed for and how the... more »
  • Revised ruling in 20-year-old sentencing case

    July 21, 2014 11:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In a revised ruling, the First Circuit Court of Appeals announced a case involving a 20-year-old sentence that has never been served should be sent back to a district court for consideration. The ruling deals with Stanley White of Ascension Parish. White pleaded guilty to killing an... more »
  • Fuel theft investigation widens Play Video

    July 21, 2014 3:48 PM

    GONZALES - Authorities said they're investigating if more people helped a former parish worker to steal thousands of dollars worth of fuel from Ascension Parish. Corey Richard, a former parish maintenance worker, is in jail and accused of stealing nearly $7,000 worth of fuel. Investigators believe Richard was using... more »
  • Attorney: Mansion raid was a big to-do about nothing Play Video

    July 17, 2014 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A federal magistrate judge blasted federal prosecutors Thursday over a multi-state synthetic drug investigation which stretched to China and resulted in the arrest of a local businessman. Tim Tran is accused of smuggling illegal substances from China in the making of synthetic marijuana. Magistrate Judge Stephen... more »
  • Buses are stuffed, time to unpack Play Video

    July 17, 2014 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - We raised $67,000 worth of school supplies yesterday for students in Ascension and Baton Rouge Parishes during our annual Stuff the Bus drive. Now it's time for the hard part: unpacking all those buses. Volunteers will Unstuff the Bus today. 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan visited... more »
  • Suspect tied to federal raid released from jail Play Video

    July 16, 2014 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One of the suspects tied to a federal investigation into money laundering and synthetic marijuana was released from federal custody Wednesday. Ariel Dunn made an initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Stephen Riedlinger, who released her on her own recognizance. He did list numerous provisions that she... more »
  • Stuff the Bus begins tomorrow Play Video

    July 15, 2014 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The 7th annual Stuff the Bus event begins tomorrow at 6 a.m. as WBRZ and the community work to bring in needed school supplies for area students. Volunteers in Public Schools knows the need first hand and has seen how students respond to a full backpack. ... more »
  • Businessman arrested in mansion, warehouse raid Play Video

    July 15, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal agents seized evidence that included a Ferrari during a synthetic pot raid Tuesday at numerous locations around Baton Rouge. Agents from Homeland Security Investigations detained Tim Tran to question him about possibly importing synthetic marijuana and money laundering. Investigators seized computers, a bag full of... more »
  • After ruling, court freezes its decision in White case

    July 15, 2014 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The First Circuit Court of Appeals announced, hours after it ruled in a twenty-year-old sentencing case, it would freeze its decision and re-issue an opinion dealing with Stanley White of Ascension Parish. The case involves White, who pleaded guilty to killing an eleven-week-old baby in a... more »
  • Appeals court: 20 years after deadly wreck, driver should do time

    July 14, 2014 9:43 PM

    GONZALES- The Louisiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday, a man should serve his two-year sentence for a wreck where a baby was killed in 1994. Stanley White, who was 19 at the time of the wreck, pleaded guilty to negligent homicide a year after the crash. White smashed into... more »
  • Inspector crashes city truck with suspended license Play Video

    July 10, 2014 5:27 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The city inspector in Port Allen was involved in a wreck this week in his city vehicle, and cited by police for driving on a suspended driver's license. The crash happened Tuesday at the corner of 7th Street and Louisiana Avenue. When investigators showed up they... more »
  • Land near L'Auberge part of annexation request Play Video

    July 8, 2014 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The first step to possibly annex the L'Auberge Hotel and Casino into the City of Baton Rouge is underway. All of this centers around the incorporation effort of the City of St. George. Landowners on one side of the casino filed a petition to annex nearly 630... more »
  • You and WBRZ celebrate the 4th with fireworks Play Video

    July 4, 2014 11:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A nearly 50 year tradition continued Friday night with the annual WBRZ's Fireworks on the Mississippi. At 9 p.m., fireworks shot into the air over the river and exploded in a vibrant show paying homage to our nation's history. The display happens each year on the 4th... more »
  • BRPD beefs up security for Independence Day festivities Play Video

    July 4, 2014 7:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of officers filled downtown Friday in preparation for Fourth of July festivities. Police warned the public to be extra cautious and aware of their surroundings. "There have been incidents in the past," said Baton Rouge Police Sergeant Donald Gurzinski. "I think they were isolated... more »
  • Workers attacked in racist tirade seeking closure Play Video

    July 3, 2014 3:21 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A woman in Iberville Parish is trying to put a hate-fueled attack she experienced behind her, and this week there was a major step at moving forward. Josh Jambon, a man who was filmed in a racially-motivated attack, pleaded guilty to two civil rights violations. Jambon... more »
  • State to assist New Orleans with crime problems Play Video

    July 2, 2014 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Last week's shooting on Bourbon Street has the attention of state leaders who are working hard to come up with a plan to curb the Big Easy's crime problem. This week, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu made a plea for federal and state help to fight... more »
  • Slaughter vs. McCain trial ends abruptly Play Video

    July 1, 2014 5:34 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A trial between Port Allen's former mayor and the financial officer she tried to fire ended before any arguments even began in West Baton Rouge Parish. Judge Alvin Batiste honored a request by the city's attorney to take a look at the merits of Audrey McCain's... more »
  • Slaughter vs. McCain trial now underway Play Video

    June 30, 2014 5:29 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A big trial is now underway in West Baton Rouge Parish involving the recalled Mayor of Port Allen and Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain. Deedy Slaughter fired Audrey McCain last year after the WBRZ Investigative Unit obtained documents surrounding a trip Slaughter took to Washington D.C. without... more »
  • Recalled Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter set to go on trial Play Video

    June 29, 2014 10:59 PM

    PORT ALLEN- The embattled former Mayor of Port Allen is scheduled to go to trial this week. Deedy Slaughter was recalled from office last November after voters had enough. She ran for re-election this year, but was defeated by Richard Lee III. The WBRZ Investigative Unit exposed her... more »
  • Common Core controversy heats up Play Video

    June 26, 2014 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The controversy over the Common Core education standard is heating up, and several Board of Elementary and Secondary Education members have called for a meeting next week about the issue. Last week, Governor Jindal announced plans to scrap Common Core for Louisiana. Jindal claims the State Department... more »
  • WBRZ to host 7th Annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive

    June 26, 2014 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - WBRZ News 2 is hosting the 7th annual Stuff the Bus Campaign, a school supply drive to benefit children in our community, July 16 from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Office Depot in Baton Rouge and Gonzales. This year's collection day will be held... more »
  • Forgotten firehouses set to be addressed by Metro Council Play Video

    June 24, 2014 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least three of the city's blighted and abandoned old firehouses will be talked about at the Metro Council meeting tomorrow. It comes after a report by the WBRZ Investigative Unit last year that showed the problems from the city's six blighted firehouses. We showed you... more »
  • State submits plans to target drunk drivers Play Video

    June 23, 2014 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State's DWI Task Force convened an impromptu meeting Monday, discussing ways to crack down on drunk drivers. At the meeting, the task force approved a plan that will funnel at least 2.1 million dollars in federal money to Louisiana to fight drunk drivers. John Gaines... more »
  • Renewed effort to find missing child in Clinton Play Video

    June 18, 2014 3:21 PM

    CLINTON - There's a renewed push to find Wesley Dale Morgan after he vanished from his home 13 years ago. On Wednesday his family members fought the hot summer heat to hang the latest age progression flyers in area businesses. Last week the National Center for Missing and Exploited... more »
  • Toddler drowns while in state custody Play Video

    June 17, 2014 5:28 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The family of a toddler who drowned last week in Mandeville is demanding answers from the state over how that happened. The toddler, 22-month-old Michael Bananno, drowned while in foster care in St. Tammany Parish. He had been removed from the custody of his parent's home... more »
  • Addis homicide investigation turned over to Attorney General Play Video

    June 16, 2014 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Evidence surrounding a homicide investigation in Addis is now in the hands of the State Attorney General. The WBRZ Investigative Unit learned Addis Police Chief Ricky Anderson turned over his investigative file into the death of Sandra Rinaudo to the state on Friday. It comes after the... more »
  • Plans for new Jetson Juvenile facility in the works Play Video

    June 9, 2014 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The reopening of the Jetson Juvenile Center for Youth could become a reality soon, as money is being spent to begin the design and development phase. The facility closed in January, when 76 youths were moved in secret during the middle of the night. It was shut... more »
  • Dozens to be laid off at Office of Group Benefits Play Video

    June 5, 2014 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Dozens of employees at the State Office of Group Benefits won't have a job by the end of the summer, as restructuring efforts call for the layoffs of at least 30 workers. Employees who reached out to News 2 said they were told this week that 30-35... more »
  • Port of BR locks landowners out of their property Play Video

    June 3, 2014 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A group of landowners claim the Port of Baton Rouge locked them out of their property, and now they are suing to have the courts intervene. At least 53 property owners claim the port shut them out of their own land. The issue goes back half a... more »
  • Investigation underway over anti-St. George flyer Play Video

    May 29, 2014 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The United States Postal Service has launched an investigation into a flyer that began arriving in mailboxes around Baton Rouge last week. At issue is the nonprofit postage paid stamp on the back. The flyer was sent from "Baton Rouge Sponsoring Committee/Together Baton Rouge." The circumstances surrounding... more »
  • State investigating convicted ex-Brusly chief again

    May 28, 2014 7:13 PM

    BRUSLY- The State Inspector General's Office is once again investigating the embattled ex-police chief of Brusly, Jamie Whaley. Sources told the Investigative Unit it centers around missing property inside the Brusly Police Department when Whaley was the Chief. The Inspector General's Office raided Whaley's house and was seen... more »
  • Building permit at center of controversy Play Video

    May 28, 2014 7:03 PM

    NEW ROADS - Serious questions are being raised over a building permit issued in Pointe Coupee Parish which may not have complied with parish guidelines. It centers around a nearly $10 million health care center taking shape on Major Parkway in New Roads. In May of last year, the... more »
  • USS Kidd remembers fallen American heroes Play Video

    May 26, 2014 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of people gathered at the USS Kidd Memorial Plaza Monday afternoon to remember the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom. At the ceremony, flowers were handed out to family and friends who taped them to a wall that... more »

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