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  • Man wanted for series of burglaries in Zachary

    August 15, 2017 11:24 AM

    ZACHARY - Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are seeking a man suspected of burglarizing a home on Greenwell Springs Port Hudson Road. According to the sheriff's office, the victim returned to the home in the 9100 block of Greenwell Springs Port Hudson Road to find the... more »
  • Mississippi has 25 West Nile cases, 1 death this year

    August 14, 2017 7:23 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi says six new cases of West Nile virus bring the state's total this year to 25. State Health Department officials say the death toll remains at one, in Grenada County. A news release Monday says the new cases were in Clay, Forrest,... more »
  • Council member seeks to amend East Baton Rouge smoking ban before vote

    August 7, 2017 8:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A member of the East Baton Rouge Metro Council is backing a push to retool an anti-smoking ordinance before it is taken to a vote Wednesday. The proposal aims to ban smoking in all public places across the parish, including businesses like casinos and bars. ... more »
  • Final flood debris pickup for Denham Springs begins Monday Play Video

    July 23, 2017 11:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The final collection of flood debris in Denham Springs is set to begin Monday. Over the weekend, residents in Denham Springs geared up for the first day of the final pass of debris removal. The debris pickup crews will be hitting the streets starting Monday morning.... more »
  • VIDEO: Firefighters rescue deer from Arizona wildfire

    July 3, 2017 9:21 PM

    ARIZONA - Count baby deer among those saved by firefighters battling a stubborn Arizona wildfire. The U.S. Forest Service posted photos and a video on Facebookshowing the Friday night rescue, where Hotshots rounded up two deer fawns. The baby animals were found too close to the spreading blaze... more »
  • Louisiana man found guilty on 221 theft counts, taking $1.8M

    June 19, 2017 3:32 PM

    FRANKLIN - A Louisiana judge has convicted a 63-year-old man on 221 counts of theft, for his role in taking $1.8 million from an investment holdings company over 15 years. Judge Keith Comeaux also found Armond Duhon guilty Friday of two counts of money laundering and one of... more »
  • Flood surcharge on June water bills explained Play Video

    June 12, 2017 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Baton Rouge, Ascension and Livingston Parish residents open their water bills this month, some may notice an "August 2016 Flood Recovery Surcharge" added to their bill. It's not much - just a few cents - but it's enough for a few WBRZ viewers to question... more »
  • Adam West, who played 1960s-era Batman, dies at 88

    June 10, 2017 12:01 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Adam West, whose straight-faced portrayal of Batman in a campy 1960s TV series lifted the tight-clad Caped Crusader into the national consciousness, has died at age 88, his publicist said Saturday. West died Friday night after "a short but brave battle with leukemia," his family said... more »
  • Lanes of US 190 closed for two weeks due to guard rail installation

    June 5, 2017 4:06 PM

    POINTE COUPEE – The east and west bound left lanes of US 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish will be closed for two weeks starting Monday. According to DOTD, the closure will run through June 18 for the removal and installation of guard rails. DOTD says asphalt patching will also be... more »
  • Ivory Coast president says deal reached to end mutiny

    January 7, 2017 2:35 PM

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - Ivory Coast's president says a deal has been reached to end a mutiny by soldiers in the West African nation. President Alassane Ouattara said Saturday he had agreed to take into account soldiers' demands for more money and an improvement in their living and working conditions.... more »
  • 4 new West Nile virus cases bring Mississippi total to 30

    October 17, 2016 9:28 PM

    JACKSON - Mississippi health officials confirm four new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total to 30 this year. The state Department of Health says in a news release Monday that the new cases of the mosquito-borne virus are in Adams, Attala, Copiah and Marion counties. Seven cases,... more »
  • West Feliciana's controversial advertisement Play Video

    September 7, 2016 7:59 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A row of signs line the entrance way at the West Feliciana Sports Park encouraging visitors to relocate in the parish. One sign appears to take a jab at Baton Rouge: 'Leave the crime and tuition behind.' Parish President Kevin Couhig said the signs illustrate positive... more »
  • I-10 opened in both directions at Louisiana-Texas border

    March 18, 2016 7:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State Police announced I-10 is now open in both directions at the Louisiana-Texas border. The westbound direction reopened first, followed by the eastbound lanes a couple of hours late I10 westbound now open at Louisiana/Texas state line — Louisiana DOTD (@La_DOTD) March 18,... more »
  • Wednesday morning rush plagued with traffic problems

    February 17, 2016 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Wednesday commute got off to a slow start as wrecks on both sides of I-10 forced traffic to a crawl. First, I-10 West was closed after a multi-vehicle accident shut down the interstate over the Mississippi River for a few minutes. Congestion quickly built and at... more »
  • Stalled vehicle blocking center lane of I-10 W on Mississippi River Bridge

    November 2, 2015 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge. Crews have cleared a stalled vehicle that was blocking the center lane, causing heavy congestion before the bridge. Traffic from the incident has reached Essen Lane. more »
  • Backups remain on I-10 W after crash on Intracoastal Canal Bridge

    October 22, 2015 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on LA-1 South in Port Allen following an earlier wreck. Congestion from the accident is backed up on I-10 West all the way to the I-10/I-12 split. more »
  • Normal delays on I-10 W before LA 1

    October 8, 2015 7:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Department of Transportation and Development says the heavy delays on I-10 West near LA 1 have subsided. Traffic was backed up to the South Acadian Thruway around 5:30 a.m. Thursday due to an accident on the shoulder. Drivers should still expect normal morning delays. more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 E at 10/12 split

    September 23, 2015 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 East at the I-10/I-110 split after an earlier accident. Congestion from this incident has reached LA 415. more »
  • All lanes now open after accident on I-12 West at Drusilla

    September 8, 2015 8:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-12 West at Drusilla Lane following an earlier accident. Continue to check WBRZ.com for traffic updates throughout the day more »
  • LSU projected to finish third in the SEC West

    July 17, 2015 7:25 AM

    HOOVER, AL.- Reporters predicting the Southeastern Conference were torn in the Western Division. Auburn was declared the favorite to win the overall title Thursday, but rival Alabama got the edge in the West. It's the first time that's happened. Auburn received 108 first-place votes to Alabama's 92, but the Crimson... more »
  • 'Well-dressed bandit' has extensive criminal background

    May 1, 2015 7:28 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The so-called "well-dressed bandit" was booked into West Baton Rouge parish jail on Friday morning. Michael West, 53, is accused of armed robbery and kidnapping at a gas station in Port Allen. He's also accused of another robbery in Baton Rouge that happened the very next... more »
  • Questions still linger in SEC West after spring practices

    April 28, 2015 2:25 PM

    The reputation of the Southeastern Conference's Western Division took a hit last season after its top five teams all lost their bowl games. Now the division's seven teams - which account for five of the last eight national championships - are faced with a strange feeling following spring practice: Uncertainty... more »
  • Diesel cleaned up, I-12 reopens

    July 31, 2014 6:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE -All lanes are opened on I-12 West after it was brought to a standstill this morning. According to DOTD, a disabled truck on the shoulder near I-12 West at Drusilla Ln. was leaking diesel on the road. Traffic was diverted while crews cleaned-up the spill. We'll... more »
  • I-10 West reopens following accident on bridge

    July 24, 2014 5:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now opened headed westbound on I-10 in Baton Rouge. The interstate was closed at the I-10/110 split because of an accident on the Mississippi River Bridge. According to DOTD, traffic from the accident reached College Dr. The car appears to have... more »
  • Breakdown on bridge causes heavy I-10W delays

    July 18, 2014 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A stalled vehicle on the Mississippi River bridge backed traffic up along I-10 and I-12 at the beginning of what could shape up to be a rainy, traffic-filled Friday in Baton Rouge. BRPD were on the scene shortly after 10 a.m. attempting to move the broken-down... more »

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