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  • 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 »
  • FEMA center opens in West Baton Rouge Parish Play Video

    October 15, 2012 5:38 PM

    PORT ALLEN- People in West Baton Rouge Parish can now get some help applying for federal assistance because of Hurricane Isaac. Kelly Prejean is one of the many people who came out today to the West Baton Rouge Parish Community Center in Port Allen, applying for FEMA assistance. ... more »
  • WBR boil order canceled

    August 31, 2012 5:58 PM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge authorities canceled a boil order this evening that had been in effect for a portion of the parish. The boil order was for the south side of the Intracoastal Canal in the Brusly - Addis area. Authorities canceled it earlier this evening. more »
  • West Baton Rouge Parish looks at expanding school

    August 16, 2012 7:47 AM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent David Corona has received permission from the school board to seek architects' proposals for a possible expansion at Brusly Elementary School. Corona told the board Wednesday he also plans to ask architects to draw a "footprint" for a new high... more »
  • WBR jailer on Gosserand: "It's favoritism" Play Video

    July 24, 2012 3:48 PM

    PORT ALLEN- One week after a News 2 investigation, video filmed today showed nothing has changed. Victoria Gosserand walked across the street for a work detail in West Baton Rouge Parish this morning wearing plain clothes. One of the biggest mysteries is why Gosserand gets to serve her time... more »
  • West Nile Virus found in the area Play Video

    June 13, 2012 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's mosquito season, and they are here in large numbers. East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control says the insects are already causing problems, and testing positive for the West Nile Virus. "Usually June is when we start seeing mosquitoes test positive and that's... more »
  • Sunday bar ordinance becomes law

    February 17, 2012 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The West Baton Rouge bar ordinance becomes law today, February 17th. The new law stipulates that businesses selling alcoholic beverages must close at 10pm on Sundays and cannot reopen until 6am Monday. There are some exceptions: Super Bowl Sunday, Sundays that are followed by holidays... more »
  • Police: Suspect admits to deadly shooting

    February 6, 2012 12:30 PM

    ADDIS - The man arrested for a deadly shooting Saturday in West Baton Rouge Parish says he did it. Addis Police say Cruz Ramirez confessed today to shooting Clarence Jones. Ramirez was the boyfriend of Jones' mother. Investigators believed the two argued before the shooting. more »
  • Arrest made in West Baton Rouge Parish chase

    October 14, 2011 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One man is under arrest, after a motorcycle chase that stretched across two parishes. The high speed chase started around 10 p.m. Thursday in West Baton Rouge Parish. State Police, Baton Rouge Police and Sheriff's Deputies all assisted in the pursuit. The suspect was... more »
  • FL men arrested after chase; could be charged with murder

    June 10, 2011 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators in West Baton Rouge Parish are questioning one man and waiting to talk to another about their connection to a Florida murder. The two were caught in a stolen car after a high-speed case this morning in West Baton Rouge Parish, and one was taken... more »
  • Man dies after boat capsizes in Port Allen

    June 1, 2011 7:57 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A man is dead in West Baton Rouge after a boating incident in the Intracoastal Canal. It happened around 6 p.m. Wednesday, just feet from the Port Allen Lock at the boat launch in Port Allen. Sheriff Mike Cazes says Keary Jerard Hebert, 55, was trying... more »
  • 10-foot alligator caught behind WBR home

    April 4, 2011 9:58 AM

    BUECHE - A woman in West Baton Rouge Parish found a large, scaly visitor when she went outside to enjoy her morning coffee. A ten-and-a half foot long alligator was crawling around in Skye Johnston's backyard. She believes the alligator came from a swamp across the street from her... more »
  • Rash of burglaries reported in West Baton Rouge Parish

    November 21, 2010 7:04 PM

    The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a man they believe is connected to a rash of burglaries around the parish. The latest burglary was reported in the Lynndale Subdivision. Investigators believe the burglar targets homes in the morning, after people leave for work. In several... more »
  • Flooded subdivision in WBR getting drainage relief

    October 8, 2010 5:40 PM

    Flood relief is on the way for the Lynnwood Subdivision in West Baton Rouge Parish. Crews began working on new drainage in front of the subdivision Friday morning. The drainage comes in response to heavy rains over the summer that left dozens of homes flooded. "Normally, we get two... more »
  • Man arrested for marijuana

    September 23, 2010 9:30 AM

    Port Allen police arrested Rodrick B. Gremillion on four counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Gremillion allegedly had about 72.6 grams of marijuana in 22 individually wrapped baggies worth about $200. The arrest is the culmination of a month and a half long Narcotics Investigation. more »
  • Woman wanted for theft in WBR turns herself in

    September 1, 2010 4:19 PM

    Update : A woman wanted for theft in West Baton Rouge Parish turned herself in to police today. Port Allen authorities said 46-year-old Jaqueline Sterling, Baton Rouge, was wanted for stealing $48,000 while employed as Property Manager of Katherine Square Apartments. It happened over a three-year period of time extending... more »
  • Woman wanted for theft in West Baton Rouge Parish

    August 31, 2010 2:49 PM

    A woman wanted for theft in West Baton Rouge Parish is on the loose this afternoon. Port Allen authorities are looking for 46-year-old Jaqueline Sterling, Baton Rouge. She is accused of stealing $48,000 while employed as Property Manager of Katherine Square Apartments. It happened over a three-year period... more »
  • Man arrested for distributing drugs in Port Allen

    August 30, 2010 6:09 PM

    A man accused of distributing drugs in Port Allen is behind bars tonight. West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said 32-year-old Manuel Scott III has been under surveillance since April. Authorities got word on Friday he was going to have a meeting about exchanging drugs. Deputies executed a search warrant... more »
  • WBR residents face flooding again

    August 18, 2010 6:05 PM

    Sandbags saved some residents from rising flood water Wednesday in a West Baton Rouge Parish neighborhood. Three weeks ago, dozens of homes in the Lynndale Subdivision near Brusly flooded. Almost a foot of water turned the subdivision into a pond. Some residents blame an old drainage system for the... more »
  • Flood victims want drainage system fixed

    July 26, 2010 7:52 PM

    People whose homes flooded this weekend want a drainage system in West Baton Rouge Parish fixed. Some residents in the Lynndale Subdivision blame an outdated system for the damage to their homes. The remnants of tropical depression Bonnie dumped nearly a foot of water on parts of West Baton... more »
  • Two prison escapees charged with murder

    June 11, 2010 3:17 PM

    Two Parish Prison escapees have been charged with murder. 26-year-old Leonard Thomas and 23-year-old Jeremy Ricard shot and killed 39-year-old Mac Arthur Hale, Baton Rouge, on June 3. In addition to the previous charges relating to their escape, the escapees are now also charged with first degree murder, armed robbery... more »
  • Escaped inmates from EBRP Prison linked to BR murder

    June 4, 2010 1:13 PM

    Sheriff's deputies are still searching for one of two inmates who escaped from the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Tuesday night. 26 year old Leonard Thomas, pictured in camoflage jacket, was caught in Port Allen Thursday evening. Deputies tried to stop a car with no license plate at... more »
  • Two juveniles arrested for burglaries in Port Allen

    April 29, 2010 5:24 AM

    Two juveniles were arrested in connection with a burglary at the Village Street Apartments in Port Allen. Police arrested seven suspects over the last few weeks in connection with various burglaries in Port Allen. More arrests are expected. more »
  • Man arrested in shooting in West Baton Rouge Parish

    April 1, 2010 12:01 PM

    One man has been arrested in West Baton Rouge Parish after a shooting on Village St. in Port Allen. Police say Donovan Catherine and Harris Tucker opened fire on each other. Catherine was shot in the arm and the leg. He was taken to a hospital and then booked... more »
  • West Baton Rouge schools face deficit

    March 18, 2010 6:21 AM

    The West Baton Rouge Parish school system is facing a $1.2 million budget deficit this year. Superintendent David Corona reported to the school board Wednesday that the deficit would lower the school system's general fund balance from $6.5 million to $5.3 million. Corona said that when the school system prepared... more »
  • Port Allen plans parade for Saints players

    February 24, 2010 7:12 AM

    Port Allen officials are gearing up for as many as 100,000 people to descend on the city for Saturday's 1 p.m. parade in honor of the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl XLIV victory in Miami. Police Chief Fred Smith says West Baton Rouge natives and Saints cornerbacks Tracy Porter and... more »
  • Two arrested for illegal wildlife sales

    January 21, 2010 9:00 AM

    Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested two men for selling deer to undercover agents. Agents say Henry Rineheart of Plaquemine and Aaron Comeaux of Gueydan were arrested last week. Rineheart is accused of selling five deer, and Comeaux of selling four deer and three alligators. More arrests are expected... more »
  • Dogs' living conditions worry Animal Control workers

    December 16, 2009 4:43 PM

    Animal Control workers in West Baton Rouge Parish spent the day checking on about a half dozen dogs living in squalor at one property. This year, workers removed two dogs from the home that were so emaciated they had to be put down. "The conditions could be better,"... more »
  • Three men arrested in stolen credit card scheme

    December 11, 2009 3:52 PM

    Three men are in the West Baton Rouge Parish jail, accused of running an elaborate theft operation. Georble Barquie, Gustavo Besteiro and Enio Hormigo, all from Florida, were arrested Thursday morning. Sheriff Mike Cazes says the three were using stolen credit cards to buy diesel and then sell... more »
  • Crash in West Baton Rouge Parish leaves one man dead

    November 30, 2009 10:21 AM

    A man from Port Allen was killed yesterday in a crash that involved three vehicles. State police say David Anding, 57, was driving on LA 1 near LA 989, when he crossed into the opposite lanes. He crossed in front of a truck, driven by Brennon Lyons, 19. When... more »
  • Women's personal safety course to be held in WBR Parish

    November 13, 2009 5:18 PM

    The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office will sponsor a free safety and situational awareness course for women called "Lady Beware". It will be held Dec. 5 from nine a.m. until five p.m. Lunch will be provided. Any woman can sign up, but space is limited to 50 people.... more »
  • West Baton Rouge Parish to seek federal aid

    November 11, 2009 5:59 AM

    The West Baton Rouge Parish Council voted unanimously to approve the allocation of $113,000 in general funds in hopes of securing a federal grant for road improvements. Parish President Riley Berthelot says getting the council to approve the funds was the final step before the parish submits the application for... more »

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