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  • Breakfast with 2une In: Capital Chef's Showcase check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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" check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Petraeus to testify about Libya Friday

    November 15, 2012 7:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - Former CIA Director David Petraeus will testify before the House Intelligence committee Friday on events that led to the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in an attack on the U.S. Consulate at Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11. Spokesmen for the committee say the... more »
  • Register now for "St. Jude Give thanks. Walk."

    November 1, 2012 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Join WBRZ and St. Jude for the annual "St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk." The walk helps raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and takes place Saturday, Nov. 17 at BREC's Forest Community Park located at 13900 S. Harrells Ferry Road in Baton Rouge. ... more »
  • Third man sentenced in shooting, murder attempt

    October 31, 2012 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison on an attempted first-degree murder charge and for taking part in a pattern of criminal street-gang activity that included the November 2010 shooting injury of a good Samaritan. On Tuesday, state District Judge Don... more »
  • WBRZ kicks off Feed A Family 2012

    October 17, 2012 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - In response to the increasing need to feed the hungry in our viewing area, WBRZ is conducting its 28th annual "Feed-A-Family" food drive. With the aid of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and the Baton Rouge Clinic, WBRZ will place food collection barrels with the... more »
  • Spencer Watts selected as next EBR Library director

    August 18, 2012 2:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Library Board selected Spencer Watts as the next director. He was interviewed by the EBR Library Board this morning. Watts must pass a drug test and a background check before beginning to work. more »
  • Bipartisan warnings that U. S. budget sequester is coming

    August 7, 2012 2:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republicans and Democrats are sounding the alarm: The budget sequester is coming and we have to do everything to stop it. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says it will be devastating to the military. Manufacturers say it will mean the loss of tens of thousands of jobs. The White... more »
  • Privatization of state agency yields early savings

    July 23, 2012 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Legislative auditors say a contract with a private company based in Mandeville to privatize and run much of the claims processing and management handled by the state's Office of Risk Management has been producing results ahead of schedule. Emily Wilson, a performance audit manager for the state's... more »
  • Plan your Louisiana coastal vacation with WBRZ

    June 20, 2012 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you're still thinking about where to go on your summer vacation, let WBRZ and the Louisiana Tourism Coastal Coalition help with a free getaway guide. Visit WBRZ.com or area McDonald's stores to get your free copy of LTCC's new "Getaway Guide", packed with information and... more »
  • One hurt fighting overnight fire in Central

    June 6, 2012 12:07 PM

    CENTRAL - One person was hurt during efforts to put out a house fire last night in Central. Firefighters called to the scene at 2:30 a.m. said the entire house was in flames when they arrived. One firefighter had to be treated for heat exhaustion at the scene.... more »
  • Platters founder Herb Reed dies at 83

    June 5, 2012 12:56 PM

    BOSTON - Herb Reed, the last surviving original member of the 1950s vocal group the Platters, has died. The group's hits like "Only You" propelled them to stardom. His manager says Reed died Monday in a Boston area hospice after a period of declining health. He was 83. Reed was... more »
  • Ascension Schools introduce magnet program check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 4, 2012 5:40 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Students in Ascension Parish will get an extra push to succeed next year thanks to the new Westside Magnet Program. The program will focus on students who live in Donaldsonville and need a more rigorous curriculum. "Some of the lessons they are teaching, he knows those and... more »
  • Family: Teen bullied to death in Pointe Coupee Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 5, 2012 4:52 PM

    POINTE COUPEE PARISH- A 17-year-old student at Pointe Coupee Parish Central High School hung herself on the side of the football stadium Friday. Family members and people who knew her say she was bullied to death. "I think she did it because she was bullied," The teen's uncle, Michael... more »
  • Manhunt for suspected rapist, kidnapper continues

    October 24, 2011 10:48 AM

    KENTWOOD - Law enforcement agents headed back out today to continue their search for a suspected kidnapper and rapist in Tangipahoa Parish. Kaunda Magee, 36, has been on the run for 12 days after leading deputies on a chase from Washington Parish into Tangipahoa. He has outstanding warrants for... more »
  • Police Union President reacts to Chief White's comments

    October 10, 2011 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - This morning Police Union President Chris Stewart spoke on behalf of police officers offended by comments made by Baton Rouge Police Department Chief Dwayne White last week on the WJBO morning show with Clay Young and Kevin Meeks. Last week Chief White suggested officers may unconsciously... more »
  • Justice Department sues state offices over voter registration

    July 13, 2011 12:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Two state departments say they haven't seen details of a federal lawsuit, but are cooperating with the spirit and the letter of the law. The 1993 law requires voter registration at all state offices offering public assistance. The Department of Health and Hospitals and of Children and... more »
  • Man dies in construction accident

    April 28, 2011 9:12 PM

    WEST FELICIANA PARISH- A man from Mississippi is dead after a machine he was driving ran over him on LA 66 in West Feliciana Parish. Deputies say 38-year-old Christopher Montgomery was an employee of Austin Bridge Company and working on a new bridge when the machine he was operating... more »
  • Police arrest four as a result of ongoing investigation

    April 28, 2011 8:45 PM

    HOUMA- Four people are behind bars after police investigated illegal criminal activities. Police say 34-year-old Benjamin Martinez-Correa and 27-year-old Oscar Uliser-Bortillo were arrested for possession of fraudulent documents for identification purposes. An immigration hold was placed on Martinez-Correa and Uliser-Bortillo. Two more men are also behind bars as... more »
  • Questions about dogs euthanized in Walker

    April 20, 2011 5:54 PM

    WALKER- A Walker man says the city euthanized his dogs while he was out of town. Mark Lambert says he did not receive any type of notice. He says it seems like there would at least be a notice taped to his door explaining what happened. Walker Mayor Bobby... more »
  • Sorrento mayor, town attorney resigns

    April 19, 2011 3:34 PM

    SORRTENTO - Mayor Brenda Melancon, who was named interim mayor of Sorrento in October, has resigned from her post according to town officials. The town attorney, Erin Lanoux, has also stepped down according to town officials. Melancon reportedly resigned because of the recent news of irregularities in the... more »
  • Report suggests BR/NOLA traffic getting better

    March 9, 2011 11:26 AM

    Baton Rouge - Believe it or not but Louisiana roads may be improving! At least that's the findings of the 2010 INRIX Traffic Congestion Report. The report cites an increase in funding as major reasons why roads are getting better in south LA. Read the official release below forwarded... more »
  • Local Rapper arrested on drug charge

    February 26, 2011 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Local Rapper John Nguyen, a.k.a. "Yella" was arrested by East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies accused of possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute it. Investigators say they found half a pound of high grade Marijuana, a digital scale and nearly 18,000 dollars worth of cash inside his... more »
  • Deputies searching for suspect in armed robbery in Springfield

    January 28, 2011 10:07 PM

    SPRINGFIELD- Several hundred dollars were stolen in an armed robbery at the Three Way One Stop in Springfield. The alleged thief left the scene on foot and headed northbound on LA 43. Investigators believe he may have gotten into a vehicle. Anyone with information is urged to call... more »
  • Granddad Bandit to plead guilty in Virginia

    January 26, 2011 8:11 PM

    RICHMOND, Va- The Granddad Bandit will plead guilty to multiple bank robbery counts next month. Officials say 53-year-old Michael Francis Mara will plead guilty. Mara is accused of robbing more than two dozen banks in 13 states. He is charged with two robberies in Virginia and has agreed... more »
  • Legislative elections in Acadiana, New Orleans

    January 21, 2011 3:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Elections will begin Saturday to replace a legislator from New Orleans who went to Congress and a legislator from from Acadiana who took a state regulatory post. Democrats Errol Bailey, Roland Bathe, Wesley Bishop, and Willie Jones are all competing for the state House seat Cedric Richmond... more »
  • Uncle: Firewood spat came before Ohio mom killed

    January 4, 2011 1:27 PM

    HOLMESVILLE, Ohio - The uncle of a 10-year-old Ohio boy suspected in his mother's shooting death says the boy had argued with her beforehand about whether to carry firewood into the home. The boy has been charged with murder as a juvenile and entered the equivalent of a not... more »
  • Sylvia Weatherspoon - Anchor, 5, 6 & 10 p.m.

    August 4, 2009 3:52 PM

    Sylvia Weatherspoon is the co-anchor of News 2 Louisiana at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. She began her career at WBRZ in December 1993. Sylvia joined the WBRZ team after working as the news director for WJBO-AM & WFMF-FM radio in Baton Rouge. She initially pursued a career in... more »

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