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  • Wendy's plans self-ordering kiosks at 1,000 locations

    February 26, 2017 3:11 PM

    DUBLIN, Ohio - Wendy's says it plans to install self-ordering kiosks at about 1,000 locations by the end of the year. Wendy's chief information officer, David Trimm, says the kiosks are intended to appeal to younger customers and reduce labor costs. Kiosks also allow customers of the fast food giant... more »
  • 6-year-old dies after vehicle struck by intoxicated driver

    February 26, 2017 2:43 PM

    GONZALES - A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 resulted in the death of a 6-year-old girl Saturday evening. According to State Police, the crash occurred on I-10 eastbound, east of LA 44 in Ascension Parish on Feb. 25 around 10:00 p.m. The crash claimed the life of Samantha... more »
  • 26 people detained after Turkey car bomb attack

    February 18, 2017 11:20 AM

    ISTANBUL - Turkish officials say 26 people have been detained following a car bomb attack, which killed two people in the southeast of the country. The car bomb exploded Friday near the lodgings of judges and prosecutors in the mainly Kurdish town of Viransehir in Sanliurfa province, bordering Syria. Footage... more »
  • Mexican official: no increase seen in deportations by US

    February 13, 2017 8:33 PM

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's foreign relations secretary says his country has not seen any increase in deportations by U.S. authorities despite reports of immigration raids in several states. Luis Videgaray says that "as far as the numbers of deported people, we still have not seen any increase." Videgaray told the... more »
  • She's back, 'Howbow Dah?'

    February 9, 2017 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Danielle Bregoli, the teen who created a social media uproar with her phrase “cash me ousside” on the Dr. Phil show returns to the program Friday afternoon on WBRZ. Bregoli was in the news earlier this week when she and her mom were kicked off an... more »
  • Experts: Fewer than 30 vaquita porpoises remain

    February 6, 2017 10:25 PM

    MEXICO CITY - International experts studying Mexico's endangered vaquita porpoise have determined that fewer than 30 remain in the upper Gulf of California, the only place they live. The experts and the Mexican government have drawn up plans to catch the few remaining vaquitas and enclose them in pens for... more »
  • Alleged Louvre attacker's father says son is not a terrorist

    February 5, 2017 11:58 AM

    MANSOURA, Egypt - The father of an Egyptian man accused of attacking French soldiers guarding Paris' Louvre museum says he trusts the French judiciary to find out the truth behind his son's alleged involvement. Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy tells The Associated Press late Saturday that his 28-year-old son Abdullah is not... more »
  • Quebec mosque attack suspect appears in court

    January 30, 2017 8:24 PM

    QUEBEC CITY - Quebec mosque attack suspect Alexandre Bissonnette has made a brief court appearance at which he did not enter a plea. Bissonnette appeared in a white prisoner jumpsuit. He stared at his feet and fidgeted during the hearing. His next court date is Feb. 21. Quebec authorities released... more »
  • AgCenter: Late planting, August floods hurt sweet potatoes

    January 29, 2017 11:59 AM

    MANSURA - The LSU AgCenter says late planting and August floods hurt Louisiana's sweet potato harvest, cutting the yield from 450 bushels an acre in 2015 to 290 bushels per acre last year. Extension Associate Myrl Systrunk told the Louisiana Sweet Potato Association on Jan. 18 in Mansura that the... more »
  • White House moves to delay environmental rules

    January 24, 2017 9:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is moving to delay implementation of at least 30 environmental rules finalized in the closing months of President Barack Obama's term. That could be a potential first step in seeking to kill the regulations. A summary of actions published Tuesday in the Federal Register includes... more »
  • Inaugural committee releases parade detail

    January 16, 2017 9:11 PM

    NEW YORK - Military bands and units from all branches of the service, high school bands and even the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will join newly sworn-in President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in Friday's Inaugural parade. More than 8,000 people are expected to follow the new... more »
  • Police investigate if restaurant worker contaminated food

    January 15, 2017 12:39 PM

    COLUMBUS, Miss. - Columbus police have launched a criminal investigation into whether a fast-food worker intentionally served contaminated food. The Commercial Dispatch reports that a Tupelo resident who may have received contaminated food contacted Police Chief John Lewis. The state Health Department and Jack's Family Restaurants of Homewood, Alabama, say... more »
  • 'Miracle on the Hudson' legacy: 70,000 slain birds

    January 14, 2017 11:38 AM

    NEW YORK - Birds took the blame for bringing down the jetliner that "Sully" Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River eight years ago this weekend, and they have been paying for it with their lives ever since. An Associated Press analysis of bird-killing programs put in place around New York... more »
  • House bill makes VA employees more accountable

    January 3, 2017 10:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has approved a bill that would require all reprimands and admonishments given to Department of Veterans Affairs employees to remain in their personnel files as long as they are employed there. The new chairman of the House Committee of Veterans Affairs, Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee,... more »
  • Italian bomb-squad expert wounded while examining package

    January 1, 2017 11:35 AM

    ROME - Police in Florence say a bomb-squad officer was wounded when a suspicious package he was examining exploded. The Italian news agency ANSA said police noticed the package, which apparently had a timer and wires, at 5 a.m. Sunday outside a closed bookshop with links to a neo-fascist activist... more »
  • Two suspects wanted in Amite gas station casino armed robbery Play Video

    December 27, 2016 9:26 PM

    AMITE - Authorities are looking for two suspects who robbed a gas station casino at gunpoint last Thursday. According to the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office, on Dec. 22 around 8:18 p.m., officials received a report of a robbery at the Tall Timbers Casino on Hwy 16 in Amite.... more »
  • Friday evening shooting on Denham St. leaves one dead

    December 24, 2016 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A shooting that occurred on Denham St. Friday evening left one person dead, according to police. BRPD said around 10:10 p.m. Friday evening, Kendrick Bell, 28, was shot multiple times in the 4000 block of Denham Street. Bell died at the scene. The motive to... more »
  • Islamic State militants re-enter Syria's historic Palmyra

    December 10, 2016 2:29 PM

    BEIRUT - Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has re-entered the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria, nine months after they were expelled by Syrian and Russian forces in a highly publicized campaign. The activist-run Palmyra Coordination Collective reports that the militants seized the city's military warehouse and... more »
  • One dead after shooting on Wenonah St.

    November 19, 2016 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that happened late Saturday morning. According to police, it is believed that the incident occurred in the area of Calumet around Wenonah Street. 25-year-old Larry Johnson Jr. was shot and was able to make it into... more »
  • 2012 measure approved by congress to blame for flood insurance hikes Play Video

    September 19, 2016 5:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Following one man's flood insurance rate hike, WBRZ's Chris Nakamoto went digging for answers and finally have them to explain what happened. Billy Hames' flood premium went up hundreds of dollars after his Denham Springs home flooded. He filed a claim after losing everything, but he wanted... more »
  • Mayor Kip Holden out of country, in Taiwan

    September 8, 2016 8:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mayor Kip Holden is in Taiwan, the WBRZ investigate Unit has learned from multiple sources. Questions about Holden's attention to recent disasters and tragedies has been discussed among people close to city government since July. Just this week, Metro Council members expressed frustrations with him being absent from... more »
  • Chef of the Month: SHUCKS! Redfish on the Half Shell Play Video

    April 13, 2016 10:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Our April chef of the month, SHUCKS!, will be cooking up delicious meals all month long in the 2une In kitchen. Chef Joey Faciane was back on Wednesday cooking some delicious redfish that's perfect for any occasion, whether it be a family dinner or a first date.... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Lawmakers want jail time for illegal daycares Play Video

    August 3, 2015 7:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some state lawmakers want individuals operating illegal daycares to face jail time. Currently a daycare operating without a state license can be fined $1000 a day, but there are no criminal penalties on the books for the offenders. The issue came to a head in June when... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Mark Armstrong - Multimedia Reporter

    January 13, 2015 12:28 PM

    Mark Armstrong is a multi-media journalist for News 2 Louisiana. He joined the team in January of 2015. Mark conducts interviews, as well as shoots and edits his own video. He also supplies images of breaking news for the website and generates fresh story ideas daily. Before coming to WBRZ,... 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 »
  • Central Public Schools cancel class Tuesday due to cold

    January 5, 2014 7:12 PM

    CENTRAL- Central Public School Superintendent Michael Faulk announced Sunday night, school will be cancelled on Tuesday 1/7/14 for students due to the frigid temperatures expected in the area Tuesday morning. This school cancellation does not apply to teachers or other school personnel at this point. "Teachers and other... more »
  • Mega Millions jackpot grows to $550 million

    December 14, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The excitement continues to build as no single ticket matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing. As a result, the current estimated jackpot for the Tuesday, Dec. 17 draw is $550 million. At that level, it will be the... more »
  • Photo released of LSU gameday rape suspect Play Video

    December 9, 2013 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU Police released a photo of the man wanted for the alleged rape of a 21-year old woman during the LSU and Texas A&M game. Investigators said the rape occurred in a portable toilet between Francioni Hall and the Food Science Building. When the victim reported the... more »
  • Does It Really Work, Grout Bully Play Video

    November 15, 2013 7:35 AM

    Whitney Vann puts Grout Bully to the test to find out if it cleans out your grout or just cover it up. more »
  • Organizers gear up for "Stuff the Bus" Play Video

    July 16, 2013 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers are ready to stuff school buses with donated school supplies. WBRZ has teamed up with Office Depot and Raising Cane's to collect donated school supplies. You can help by donating anything from scissors, notebooks, crayons and paper at the Office Depot on College Drive... more »
  • Life Begins @ 50 Expo this weekend

    April 16, 2013 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ Channel 2 and The Advocate present the "Life Begins @ 50" EXPO on Saturday, April 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Baton Rouge River Center. You'll see the latest products available and get answers to your questions for the 50-plus market and... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Suspect released twice before on murder charges Play Video

    January 22, 2013 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A News 2 investigation uncovered that a man dubbed as a "ZIP Code Thug" by Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley was released from jail two times on previous murder and attempted murder charges. Court documents News 2 obtained on Calvin "Dirt" Williams show he was arrested in... more »
  • 2 dead after helicopter crashes in London

    January 16, 2013 6:49 AM

    LONDON - Police say two people were killed when a helicopter crashed during rush hour in central London after apparently hitting a construction crane on top of a building. The helicopter crashed just south of the River Thames near the Underground and mainline train station at Vauxhall, and the... more »

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