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  • Well known Westside lawman has died

    November 27, 2017 5:04 PM

    PORT ALLEN – Well-known lawman Richie Johnson has died. Johnson, who has worked with several law enforcement agencies on the west side of the river, had been fighting cancer for the last few years. Despite his diagnosis, Johnson was often seen at work and making appearances on behalf of... more »
  • More mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in West Baton Rouge Parish

    July 4, 2017 12:39 PM

    PORT ALLEN – More mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus were found in West Baton Rouge Parish this weekend. According to West Baton Rouge Mosquito Control, eight samples tested positive for the virus after 52 samples were submitted for testing last week. Spray truck... more »
  • Mosquitoes infected with West Nile found in West Baton Rouge Parish Play Video

    May 31, 2017 5:26 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Mosquito experts are warning residents in West Baton Rouge Parish to take precaution after some area mosquitoes tested positive for the West Nile virus. The infected mosquitoes were trapped near Highway 415 near Kahns Road. Three out of 104 samples tested positive for the disease.... more »
  • All lanes back open on I-10 EB

    October 11, 2016 9:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are back open on I-10 eastbound. Tuesday morning, there was an overturned vehicle blocking the two right lanes on I-10 eastbound at LA 415. The delay from this incident is still one to two miles long. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring... more »
  • Volunteer firefighters needed in West Baton Rouge Parish Play Video

    September 29, 2016 7:29 PM

    BRUSLY – Lynn Thomas was home when a fire broke out at his home on Lukeville Lane in Brusly. And while he and his brother tried to put the fire out, the house was completely destroyed. Neighbors said only two or three firefighters responded to the fire when the... more »
  • Man dead after morning crash in West Baton Rouge Parish

    July 21, 2016 11:15 AM

    WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH – State Police say one man is dead after a single vehicle crash in West Baton Rouge Parish Thursday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the wreck happened around 5 a.m. Thursday on LA 620 west of LA 983. Investigators say 27-year-old Aaron Walker... more »
  • Port Allen eyes westward expansion through annexations

    June 28, 2016 9:18 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Port Allen is making inroads to gobble up undeveloped land and a residential community totaling some 230 acres in an annexation effort to expand the city's western boundaries. Mayor Richard Lee told members of the City Council Monday he met with the Lafayette-based attorney he had... more »
  • Hazmat crew on scene after 18-wheeler crash in WBR Parish

    June 20, 2016 5:23 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH - Louisiana State Police say a Hazmat crew is on the scene of an 18-wheeler crash on I-10 West to monitor clean up and recovery efforts. The crash happened at milepost 144 between Port Allen and Rosedale. While all lanes remain open, motorists are experiencing... more »
  • Missing children out of West Baton Rouge Parish found, safe

    June 9, 2016 5:02 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The search for two missing children out of West Baton Rouge Parish has been canceled on early Thursday morning. State police issued a Level II Endangered/Missing Child alert for two children and their mom out of Port Allen around 1:30 a.m. Jocelynn Mullen, 16 months... more »
  • Two arrested after shooting on Pecan Street

    June 1, 2016 1:19 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE- West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office made two arrests after a Tuesday night shooting on Pecan Street. On Tuesday, May 31 around 11:40 p.m. 18-year-old Tristan Chauvin and Hunter St. Romain had a verbal altercation at LA Express in reference to an ongoing feud. The altercation... more »
  • State Police seize 'molly', 'syrup' during I-10 traffic stop

    January 20, 2016 3:52 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH - An early morning traffic stop along I-10 East in West Baton Rouge Parish allowed Louisiana State Police to snag a street drug lagniappe Wednesday. State Police said troopers pulled over a Chrysler 300 at around 2 a.m. for a traffic violation that was not... more »
  • New camera installed to monitor WBR traffic Play Video

    April 10, 2015 6:36 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A new traffic camera is keeping a close eye on the heavily-congested traffic in West Baton Rouge Parish. The eye in the sky is on the south side of the Intracoastal Bridge on LA 1. The surveillance was installed to monitor traffic but will also be... more »
  • Voter fraud hearing postponed after seizure

    February 4, 2015 4:25 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The man investigators wanted to question today about allegations of voter fraud suffered an apparent seizure before his court hearing and was taken to a hospital. This is the second time the hearing has been postponed. Larry Profit was supposed to take the stand today so... more »
  • Land grab at the center of controversy in Port Allen Play Video

    February 2, 2015 5:19 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A property war is unfolding in West Baton Rouge Parish. It centers around some land that hasn't had an owner since the early 1900's. Recently, a resident claimed to own it. The area in question is batture land. It's a 14-acre site on the inside of... more »
  • Demolition crews start work at historic Cohn High Play Video

    November 4, 2014 5:55 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The battle over the demolition of an historic high school in West Baton Rouge Parish came to a dramatic conclusion Tuesday morning with several passionate defenders of the aging institution making a final effort at staving off the bulldozers. Project Manager Chris White said the West... more »
  • Jury seated in WBR murder-for-hire trial

    October 24, 2014 8:51 AM

    PORT ALLEN - After four days, a jury was selected in the West Baton Rouge murder-for-hire trial involving a woman accused of having her husband murdered. Monique Kitts is accused of having her husband, Corey Kitts, shot execution-style in their Addis home for the insurance money. He was killed... more »
  • Jury selection in murder-for-hire trial continues Play Video

    October 22, 2014 6:33 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A woman accused of having her husband killed faces trial three years later. Monique Kitts is accused of having her husband, Corey Kitts shot execution-style in their Addis home for the insurance money. He was killed almost four years ago and it took three years... 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 »
  • Council moves forward with plan to rescue "trapped" neighbors Play Video

    September 25, 2014 6:29 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - People in West Baton Rouge Parish say a train near their home is trapping them in their neighborhood. Parish leaders are looking to build a new road in order to give them another way out. The road would be west of LA 1 in Addis,... more »
  • Trains could cause nightmare traffic to get worse Play Video

    September 12, 2014 10:30 PM

    BRUSLY - A flood of trains in West Baton Rouge Parish might make some drivers' nightmare traffic commute even worse. "It's going to get worse before it gets better," Parish President "Pee Wee" Berthelot said. Berthelot spoke with Union Pacific Railroad officials about more trains carrying potentially explosive... more »
  • WBR narrows teacher shortage to 7 positions

    July 28, 2014 5:54 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Administrators in West Baton Rouge Parish said they're making headway on plugging the holes left in their school system after dozens of teachers retired, quit, or changed positions. Superintendent Wesley Watts said Monday that after shuffling around their existing staff the school district made 42 position... more »
  • WBR struggles to find teachers before school starts Play Video

    July 25, 2014 6:12 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - School starts just weeks from now, and one parish is struggling to find teachers. West Baton Rouge School officials said they're short by 42 teacher. Most of the vacancies are also in specialty positions that aren't easily filled, like math, science, reading, and special education.... more »

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