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  • Texas gunman warned online he was going to shoot up school

    May 25, 2022 2:05 PM

    UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The gunman who massacred 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Texas had warned on social media minutes before the attack that he had shot his grandmother and going to shoot up a school, the governor said Wednesday. Salvador Ramos, 18, used... more »
  • 'Don't focus on hate': World marks 20th anniversary of 9/11

    September 11, 2021 4:21 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — The world solemnly marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Saturday, remembering the dead, invoking the heroes and taking stock of the aftermath just weeks after the bloody end of the Afghanistan war that was launched in response to the terror attacks. Victims’ relatives and... more »
  • Salon owner sells business for $1 to worthy employee

    July 12, 2021 11:54 AM

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Salon owner Pio Imperati took a chance and hired hairstylist Kathy Moura right out of technical high school 15 years ago. It has worked out so well that Imperati sold her his venerable New Haven, Connecticut, business for $1. “She’s a good hairdresser, a... more »
  • Wisconsin mother meets baby delivered during COVID-19 coma

    February 3, 2021 11:09 PM

    Nearly three months after Kelsey Townsend gave birth to her fourth child, the 32-year-old Wisconsin woman was finally face to face with her. Lucy, now bright-eyed and alert, flashed her a smile. “Hi. I love you. I love you so much. Yeah, I’ve missed you,” Kelsey Townsend told... more »
  • WATCH: Kindhearted FedEx driver picks up trash on stranger's porch Play Video

    January 5, 2021 6:58 PM

    ST. ROSE - A FedEx driver went above and beyond for someone on their delivery route. Sherry Fontenot shared video of the delivery driver's small act of kindness Tuesday. Fontentot, who lives in St. Charles Parish, captured the whole thing via the Nest camera on her front porch. ... more »
  • THE LATEST: After Cocodrie landfall, Zeta racing away from Louisiana Play Video

    October 26, 2020 7:10 AM

    After making landfall near Cocodrie, Louisiana just after 4pm Wednesday, Zeta continues pulling away from the region. Zeta was the strongest hurricane to strike the U.S. this late in the season since Halloween 1899 in South Carolina. Zeta also set U.S. records as the 11th named storm and 6th hurricane... more »
  • Governor announces Tuesday COVID briefing, expected to discuss state's reopening plan

    August 24, 2020 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards will hold a news conference Tuesday, March 2, at 1:00 p.m. The governor is expected to discuss the ongoing coronavirus health crisis and take questions from reporters. He's also expected to discuss the state's current phase 2 order, which expires March 3.... more »
  • CONGRATS! WBRZ anchor Sylvia Weatherspoon ranked 225's 'Best'

    July 2, 2020 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sylvia Weatherspoon was voted Best TV personality in the Baton Rouge area in the 2020 Best of 225 awards. The annual program from 225 Magazine ranks readers' favorites among TV presenters, radio personalities, businesses and food. Sylvia bested Pat Shingleton for the top-ranked TV personality.... more »
  • Warm weather and COVID-19: hope on the horizon?

    March 12, 2020 7:43 PM

    A common idea circulating—will the coming spring and summer warmth curtail spread of the novel coronavirus? Assumptions are being made. Social media aggravates misinformation at times when facts are most important. The greatest enemy to scientists in crises is the spread of rumors and innuendo during situations that require clear,... more »
  • Friday's Health Report Play Video

    February 7, 2020 5:52 PM

    Watch the 2 Your Health report for Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. more »
  • US gets 1st case of mysterious new Chinese illness

    January 21, 2020 3:42 PM

    SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. reports its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak’s epicenter was hospitalized near Seattle. The man, identified as a Snohomish County resident is in his 30s, was... more »
  • Dentist who extracted tooth while riding hoverboard found guilty on 46 counts

    January 20, 2020 12:43 PM

    ANCHORAGE, AK - A dentist in Alaska is convicted on dozens of charges after a video surfaced of him extracting a tooth while standing on a hoverboard. Dentist Seth Lookhart joked that the oral surgery was simply performed in a "new standard of care," according to the lawsuit... more »
  • Young girl installs cameras to prove alleged abuse when no one would believe her

    January 15, 2020 2:01 PM

    OKALOOSA COUNTY: A 14-year-old girl installed video cameras in her bedroom to record alleged physical abuse because no one believed her, according to authorities and her mother. The young girl provided video evidence to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office in Florida, prompting the arrest of 47-year-old Damon Becnel on... more »
  • Cancer Services hosts holiday event for children directly affected by cancer

    December 20, 2019 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. — Cancer Services recently hosted its annual ‘Cocoa & Donuts with Santa’ event on Saturday, Dec. 14 for children in the Baton Rouge area who have been directly affected by the disease. Over 60 children attended the event at Quarters, along with their families. In addition... more »
  • Locals take proactive health measures at Gonzales event

    November 21, 2019 12:59 PM

    Gonzales, LA -- More than 200 Ascension Parish residents took proactive measures to protect their health recently by participating in Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Live Well Ascension event at Jambalaya Park in Gonzales. In conjunction with the Gonzales Area Foundation for the third year in a row, screenings for... more »
  • Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge gets new transportation van

    February 14, 2019 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge recently got a new transportation van that will bring area shelter dogs to the Dog Adoption House. The animals will be brought over daily to be viewed by potential adopters. Additionally, the van will be used to transport dogs to... more »
  • ACLU sues Louisiana library over Drag Queen Story Hour ban

    December 21, 2018 3:46 PM

    The ACLU of Louisiana has sued a public library to end its ban on a program in which men in drag were to read to children. A man and woman who want to organize a similar event at the Lafayette Public Library say reserving a meeting room requires signing a... more »
  • A Halloween twist on 'Da crane' and the Sunshine Bridge

    October 28, 2018 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Halloween costumes are always a challenge, to be the goriest of them all or to be cutest but this couple went the wittiest. Nicole Jackson and her husband Ron Jackson got creative this Halloween dressing as a current event. They dressed as the Sunshine bridge and the... more »
  • WBRZ LIVE: Here's where to get live news, forecasts today and tomorrow

    December 7, 2017 4:05 PM

    Newscast times WBRZ's 2une-In, 5 a.m. - 7 a.m. WBRZ News 2 at Noon WBRZ News 2 at 4:00 WBRZ News 2 at 5:00 WBRZ News 2 at 6:00 WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 WBRZ News broadcasts on television Live on... more »
  • Stream WBRZ election coverage live here tonight

    October 7, 2017 9:53 PM

    CLICK HERE TO WATCH EVENING NEWSCASTS AND ELECTION SPECIAL REPORTS Saturday WBRZ Morning News at 9 a.m. WBRZ News 2 at NINE WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 Sunday WBRZ Morning News at 9 a.m. WBRZ News 2 at 5:30 WBRZ News... more »
  • Here's how to watch WBRZ on any device, anywhere

    October 5, 2017 1:20 PM

    Here is how to watch WBRZ: WBRZ 2.1 - News 2 newscasts and ABC programming; Found with an antenna on 2.1 and on all area cable and satellite systems WBRZ + - 24-hour news channel with breaking news, WBRZ 2une-In from 7 a.m. to nine a.m. weekdays... more »
  • BRPD releases new info in 2017 murder on Thomas Delpit Drive Play Video

    September 8, 2017 10:58 AM

    UPDATE: Police have released vehicle information connected to a murder that occurred on September 8, 2017 on Thomas Delpit Drive. BRPD detectives received information that multiple people exited a silver-colored SUV and began firing at two men. Both men died from their gunshot injuries. Anyone with information on... more »
  • WBRZ newscasts available anytime on new cable channel 11

    August 29, 2017 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A low-tier, HD replay of WBRZ newscasts is now available to Cox subscribers. Tuesday evening, WBRZ will also be available on channel 11 or 1011 and feature the most recent newscast and weather report. Live breaking news will be covered on the channel, too. The... more »
  • WBRZ says farewell to Kylie Dixon, welcomes Malary Pullen

    August 16, 2017 8:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new face officially joined the WBRZ team Thursday morning as journalists and viewers bid farewell to a familiar one. Beginning Thursday, Malary Pullen became the new co-anchor of WBRZ's long-running morning news program, 2une-In. Pullen joins John "JP" Pastorek on the news desk and interact... more »
  • Deputy, suspect shot after altercation at Mississippi checkpoint

    August 2, 2017 9:30 PM

    COLUMBIA, Miss. - A safety checkpoint in Marion County led to an altercation that has left a deputy and a man wounded. WLOX reports it happened just after midnight Wednesday in the Foxworth community. Deputies asked Stephen Kitchens to exit his car after he couldn't produce... more »
  • Comey testimony watched by an estimated 19.5 million viewers

    June 9, 2017 8:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES - An estimated 19.5 million viewers watched James Comey's widely televised U.S. Senate testimony. Nielsen figures released Friday tallied the audience for the fired FBI director's appearance across ad-supported networks and cable channels. The major outlets divided Thursday's audience up fairly evenly, with leader ABC's 3.295 million viewers... more »
  • Bill O'Reilly loses his job at Fox News

    April 19, 2017 4:04 PM

    Bill O'Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Channel following reports that five women had been paid millions of dollars to keep quiet about harassment allegations. 21st Century Fox issued a statement Wednesday that "after a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and Bill O'Reilly have... more »
  • Attorney calls for investigation of Fox News amid O'Reilly allegations

    April 3, 2017 5:41 PM

    NEW YORK - An attorney for a former Fox News guest is calling for an independent investigation of sexual harassment allegations against host Bill O'Reilly. Lisa Bloom represents Wendy Walsh, a regular guest on Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor," whose appearances dried up after she refused to go to O'Reilly's bedroom... more »
  • WBRZ wins five awards in Mississippi-Louisiana AP Competition

    March 25, 2017 11:28 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. — WBRZ News won five awards in the 2016 Mississippi-Louisiana Associated Press competition. Winners of the 2016 Mississippi-Louisiana Associated Press broadcast, newspaper college competitions were announced Saturday at an awards presentation in Jackson. AP-member broadcasters and newspapers in both states submitted nearly 2,000 entries in the... more »
  • Fox News host Brenda Buttner dies at age 55

    February 20, 2017 10:40 PM

    NEW YORK - Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel's "Bulls and Bears" has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55. Buttner served as CNBC's Washington correspondent and hosted the network's "The Money Club" before joining Fox News in 2000. Buttner graduated from Harvard University and was a... more »
  • Obama expected to defend Manning decision at news conference

    January 18, 2017 12:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is expected to defend his decision to shorten the sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning when he holds his final news conference on Wednesday. Obama plans to answer reporters' questions at the White House, two days before he leaves office. Manning asked Obama last November... more »
  • Fake news story sets off Israel-Pakistan Twitter clash

    December 25, 2016 1:21 PM

    JERUSALEM - A fake news story has touched off a tense Twitter confrontation between nuclear power Pakistan and Israel, which is widely believed to have a nuclear arsenal of its own. In an apparent response to a story claiming Israel's former defense minister threatened a nuclear attack against Pakistan if... more »
  • Facebook takes on fake news

    December 15, 2016 1:18 PM

    NEW YORK - Facebook is taking new measures to curb the spread of fake news. It will partner with outside fact-checkers to sort honest news reports from made-up stories. Facebook will make it easier for users to report fake news when they see it. If enough people report a story... more »
  • Shooter insists Will Smith was armed

    December 10, 2016 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith in April has told a jury he did so only after Smith struck him several times and grabbed a gun following a traffic crash. Prosecutors say Smith was unarmed but Cardell Hayes insisted Saturday that... more »
  • Trump says CNN reporting 'rediculous' fake news

    December 10, 2016 11:55 AM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump is tweeting about television again - this time accusing CNN of reporting "rediculous" [sic] fake news and asserting that he won't let his television show conflict with his presidency. Trump's Saturday morning tweets follow an announcement by Mark Burnett, the creator of "The Apprentice," that... more »
  • Pizza restaurant reopens after fake news assault

    December 6, 2016 8:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - A pizza restaurant in Washington has reopened two days after a man stormed in with a rifle in what police say was an attempt to investigate a fake news story. WTTG-TV reports owner James Alefantis spoke to reporters outside Comet Ping Pong on Tuesday evening, saying he's "overwhelmed... more »
  • This fall, Michael Strahan joins GMA every day on WBRZ

    April 19, 2016 11:48 AM

    NEW YORK - Michael Strahan will become a full time staple of "Good Morning America," weekdays on WBRZ this fall. Strahan will leave his seat on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," ABC executives said Tuesday morning. The morning talk show will begin a search for a new co-host in... more »
  • Cable news network Al Jazeera America to shut down

    January 13, 2016 3:59 PM

    NEW YORK - Cable news network Al Jazeera America says it is shutting down just 2 1/2 years after its launch. Al Jazeera America says it will stop operating by April 30. It blames the "economic landscape of the media environment." The network launched in August 2013 with a plan... more »
  • October 30, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    October 30, 2015 7:43 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Fire marshal investigating accident at GBR State Fair Baton Rouge Halloween Parade moved up due to weather concerns BRPD investigating deadly park shooting Heavy rain, strong storms expected on Halloween Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK |... more »
  • Students learn about digital and broadcast media

    October 2, 2015 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at Galvez Middle School learned from WBRZ chief investigator Chris Nakamoto and sports anchor Chris Price about how the news industry works Friday morning. Nakamoto and Price told the students about what it's like gathering news, filming and editing stories, and putting them online as... more »
  • World News Tonight - Weekends @ 5:30 p.m.

    September 25, 2015 2:51 PM

    ABC World News Tonight provides viewers the latest news and analysis of major events from around the country and around the world on the weekend. The broadcast draws upon an award-winning team of correspondents, producers and off-air reporters stationed around the globe. With unparalleled resources, ABC News and "World News"... more »
  • Good Morning America - Weekdays @ 6 a.m.

    September 25, 2015 12:02 PM

    ABC News' popular morning program, Good Morning America , is anchored by Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos. Amy Robach is the News Anchor, Lara Spencer is Co-Anchor and Ginger Zee is the Meteorologist. Now in its 38th year, Good Morning America is watched by millions of people who wake up... more »
  • Hostage suspect shot, killed when he began to threaten hostage

    January 21, 2013 8:39 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A kidnapper was shot and killed by authorities in West Baton Rouge Monday night, after threatening to shoot and kill the hostage he snatched at gunpoint earlier in the evening. The man's name has not been released. The hostage is recovering from injuries sustained after a car... more »

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