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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 10th Kite Fest Louisiane this weekend Play Video

    April 4, 2014 1:15 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The 10th Annual Kite Fest Louisiane is this weekend in West Baton Rouge Parish. The annual kite festival will be held Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the West Baton Rouge Soccer Complex. The festival is free and open to the... more »
  • Thaw reveals cost of freeze preparation and cleanup Play Video

    January 30, 2014 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A few icy spots remained around southern Louisiana Thursday, but the numbers for how much the storm cost parish governments are already trickling in. "We were concerned about some ice breaking and causing damage, but that didn't happen," West Baton Rouge Parish President "Pee Wee" Berthelot... more »
  • Burning sugarcane problematic for homeowners Play Video

    December 31, 2013 4:11 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Some residents in West Baton Rouge Parish are frustrated over problems they've encountered recently with burning sugarcane. Neighbors in the Roseland Trace Subdivision off Rosedale Road said it's the worst mess they've ever experienced. "When this time comes, it gets annoying," Carey Denstel said. Sugarcane... more »
  • Who is driving that school bus? Play Video

    November 13, 2013 10:20 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A bus crash that sent 21 kids to the hospital is changing policy in West Baton Rouge Parish. The school district outsources the bus system to First Student, a company entrenched in controversy after a driver with a history of wrecks crashed again. First Student blames... more »
  • Record early voting turnout for WBR

    November 4, 2013 12:10 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Early voting numbers in West Baton Rouge Parish set a one-day record Saturday. Registrar Stacy Ryan says 618 people voted in person for the Port Allen mayor recall election, with another 31 ballots sent in by mail. Ryan said that's 16 percent of the registered... more »
  • Signatures certified for recall election of Port Allen Mayor

    September 9, 2013 9:40 AM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Stacy Ryan turned in names to Governor Jindal today certifying signatures for a recall election for Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter. More than 1,400 names were turned in last Tuesday. Over the course of the week, Ryan had help... more »
  • Boil advisory lifted in WBR

    September 4, 2013 11:47 AM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - A boil advisory in parts of West Baton Rouge parish has been lifted. The advisory was put into place Sunday after a mechanical failure in the parish's water supply system. Water samples were taken and tested yesterday and the results came back normal. more »
  • Meth lab found during search for fugitives Play Video

    April 26, 2013 6:06 PM

    ZACHARY - The search for a West Baton Rouge Parish fugitive ended with the discovery of a meth lab. The Zachary Police Department arrested 29-year-old Jeremie Ortega on drug charges today. U.S. Marshals earlier alerted police that he could be in the area. Police said Ortega had been... more »
  • 2 in jail, 'most dangerous' still wanted for murder

    March 20, 2013 10:27 PM

    ADDIS- Two people are in jail but the third and final suspect wanted in connection with a 2010 murder is still on the loose. Authorities said Wednesday night that Cory Knox is the most dangerous of the group. Karl Howard and Monique Kitts were picked-up after they were... more »
  • Search continues for fugitives wanted for Addis murder Play Video

    March 20, 2013 4:48 PM

    ADDIS - The search continues for a pair of fugitives wanted in connection to a murder in West Baton Rouge Parish last year. Corey Kitts was shot three times in the head in 2010. This month, a grand jury indicted his wife, Monique Kitts, and two other men in... more »
  • Trio indicted for man's murder

    March 14, 2013 11:52 PM

    ADDIS- Three people were indicted by a grand jury in the 2010 murder of a man, found shot in the head inside his home. Corey Kitts, 40, was shot at point blank range and found dead in the house in River Landing subdivision. His wife, Monique Kitts was... more »
  • School system unaware of who's driving buses Play Video

    March 13, 2013 5:43 PM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge School leaders have no record of who's driving the buses within the parish, leaving many parents concerned. Superintendent David Corona said if he wanted or needed those records, they could be made available to him. "I'm comfortable the organization we contract with... more »
  • Man accused of shooting at sheriff's deputy

    February 7, 2013 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An Iberville Parish man is in jail, accused of trying to kill an East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy. Stephen Gordon, 23, was reported to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office last night when he was seen on Chippendale Drive, off of Tiger Bend Road, holding... more »
  • Four suspects named in 2010 murder

    January 31, 2013 5:22 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Authorities named four people as suspects in a 2010 murder in West Baton Rouge Parish. Col. Richey Johnson with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said the case would first have to go before a grand jury to see if there is enough evidence to issue... more »
  • Need for security cameras in West Baton Rouge discussed Play Video

    January 25, 2013 4:52 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - Since Benedetto's Market opened its doors in 2004, customers were their first priority. One of their first moves was to beef up security. "We have a pretty extensive system in the office that that helps us keep an eye on things when you can't be... more »

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