• Double homicide in Covington leaves 2 'burned beyond recognition'

    COVINGTON - A double homicide left two victims 'burned beyond recognition,' according to investigators on the scene. Initial police reports gathered by WWL-TV say the bodies were discovered behind a business on Gibson Street in Covington early Monday morning.This is a developing story.Permalink| Comments
  • Hawaii's Mauna Loa starts to erupt, sending ash nearby

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, has started to erupt for the first time in nearly four decades, prompting volcanic ash and debris to fall nearby, authorities said Monday.The eruption began late Sunday night in the summit caldera of the volcano on the Big Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Early Monday, it said lava flows were contained within the summit area and weren’t threatening nearby communities.&ldqu
  • Crews rescue 2, 1 from Louisiana, from plane caught in power lines in Maryland

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Two people were extricated from a small plane early Monday in Maryland, several hours after they crashed into power lines, causing widespread outages in the surrounding county.Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein said the plane was secured to the tower at 12:16 a.m. and the first occupant was removed from the plane at 12:25 a.m. The second occupant was out at 12:36 a.m.Goldstein did not say which of the men, identified by Maryland State Police as pilot
  • Accident on I-12 slows Monday morning commute

    BATON ROUGE - A crash on I-12 early Monday morning slowed down the Interstate commute coming into the capital city. Traffic cameras showed a large first responder presence after the crash that left the right lane of I-12 at Airline Highway blocked.WBRZ has reached out to law enforcement for more details about the crash. Permalink| Comments
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  • US Soccer briefly scrubs emblem from Iran flag at World Cup

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation briefly displayed Iran’s national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying the move supported protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations’ World Cup match Tuesday.Iran’s government reacted by accusing America of removing the name of God from its national flag.The USSF decision added yet-another political firestorm to the Middle East’s first World Cup, one organizers had
  • LSU basketball beats Wofford 78-75

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU basketball team improves to 6-1 on the season after beating Wofford on Sunday 78-75. Adam Miller lead all Tigers with 26 points, and 4 rebounds.LSU will play UT Arlington next Friday 7pm. Permalink| Comments
  • NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. taken off plane in Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. was removed by police from an aircraft before takeoff at Miami International Airport after officials said he failed to respond to requests to buckle his seatbelt and appeared to be unconscious, police and airline officials said Sunday.“Fearing that Mr. Beckham was seriously ill, and that his condition would worsen through the expected 5 hour flight, (aircraft crew members) called for police and fire rescue,” Miami Dade
  • The San Francisco 49ers shut-out the New Orleans Saints 13-0

    SANTA CLARA, CA - The San Francisco 49ers dominated the New Orleans Saints on Sunday 13-0. New Orleans had 5 trips inside the 40 yard line, and came away with 0 points. Running back Alvin Kamara had two costly fumbles, one on the opening drive that lead to 3 49ers points, then in the 4th quarter on the 2 yard line. This is the first time the Saints have been shut out since 2002. That is 332 straight games. Andy Dalton had 204 yards through the air. Chris Olave lead the team wi
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  • Halftime: Saints trailing the 49ers 10-0

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The New Orleans Saints currently trail the San Francisco 49ers 10-0 at the half. Permalink| Comments
  • Person hospitalized after shooting at apartment complex off Sherwood Forest Boulevard on Saturday

    BATON ROUGE - One person is hospitalized after they were reportedly shot Saturday at an apartment complex off Sherwood Forest Boulevard.The Baton Rouge Police Department said they believe the shooting happened Saturday at The Villas at Stone Creek apartment complex on Longridge Avenue, just off South Sherwood Forest Boulevard.Sunday afternoon, police said one victim showed up at a hospital with wounds from the shooting and that officers were responding to the incident around 3:40 p.m. It's uncl
  • Man hurt in Baton Rouge shooting Sunday afternoon, deputies say

    BATON ROUGE - A man was hurt in a shooting Sunday afternoon.The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said it was alerted of the shooting when a man, driven by his girlfriend, showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound. His injuries are reportedly non-life-threatening.It's unclear where the shooting itself took place, but a large law enforcement presence was seen gathered outside the Audubon Self Storage Service on Florida Boulevard as of 1:48 p.m.This is a developing story.Permalink| Comm
  • Macron to become first French president to visit New Orleans in more than 45 years

    NEW ORLEANS - French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to New Orleans on Dec. 2 as part of his state visit to the U.S., becoming the first French leader to make the visit since 1976.The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported the trip is expected to highlight the historic connection between his country and its former colony while also touching on pressing issues such as climate change.It will be the first visit to the city by a French president in more than 45 years and only the th
  • Trump faulted for dinner with white nationalist, rapper Ye

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is renewing attention to his long history of turning a blind eye to bigotry after dining with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist and the rapper formerly known as Kanye West just days into his third campaign for the White House.Trump had dinner Tuesday at his Mar-a-Lago club with West, who is now known as Ye, as well as Nick Fuentes, a far-right activist who has used his online platform to spew antisemitic and white nationalist rhetoric.
  • The Fleur-De-Lis Report: The Saints must rely on their young talent to have any chance at the red hot 49ers

    The New Orleans Saints (4-7) are back on the road this week taking on the San Francisco 49ers (6-4). For the Saints, this could very well be the toughest opponent they face all season. The 49ers have proven to be one of the best teams in pro football, loaded with top tier talent on both sides of the ball. But despite being heavy underdogs today, the Saints’ young talent perhaps gives them a puncher's chance to pull off a stunning upset.OBSERVATIONS OF THE WEEK
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  • 5 people shot on Bourbon Street early Sunday morning

    NEW ORLEANS - Five people were shot on Bourbon Street early Sunday morning as people celebrated Bayou Classic weekend, according to New Orleans Police.Authorities say gunfire erupted shortly before 2 AM on Bourbon Street. Several victims were wounded near the French Quarter. NOPD says three men and two women were injured in the fire. No names or ages were disclosed.The victims' injuries are not considered to be life-threatening. Two suspects have been taken in for questioning with authorities c
  • Texas A&M leads No. 5 LSU 17-10 at the half

    COLLEGE STATION - No. 5 LSU is currently trailing Texas A&M 17-10 at the break. Permalink| Comments
  • Texas A&M downs No. 5 LSU 38-23 in season finale

    COLLEGE STATION - No. 5 LSU didn't show up for it's season finale against Texas A&M 17-10 and the Aggies took advantage of LSU's lack of preparation to roll to a season-ending 38-23 win over the Tigers.LSU missed their chance at a ten win regular season with the lopsided loss to the Aggies when quarterback Jayden Daniels fumbled the ball midway through the third quarter allowing A&M to scoop and score and take a 24-17 lead that eventually ballooned to the final score.Texas A&M runni
  • St. Helena deputies looking for woman who went missing from Denham Springs home

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Deputies are looking for a woman who went missing from a Denham Springs home Saturday morning. The St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office said 66-year-old Paula Chavers was last seen around 10 a.m. at a home on Moore Lane. Chavers was wearing a camouflage jacket, grey sweatpants and black rubber boots. If anyone has information on Chavers whereabouts please call (225) 222-4413. Permalink| Comments
  • Missing Denham Springs woman found safe, spent night in deer stand after getting lost in woods

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A woman reported missing Saturday night was found safe the next morning after spending the night in a deer stand.According to the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office, the woman got lost in the woods overnight. Once it got dark and started raining, she decided to stay for the night in a deer stand at Mullin Swamp Hunting Club.Sunday morning, she left the hunting camp and walked to her neighbor's house, deputies say. Authorities were notified, and her health was checked out by Dis
  • Officials: 6-year-old killed, parents hurt after suspected drunk driver caused crash in East Feliciana Parish

    JACKSON - A six-year-old girl was killed, and her parents were hurt Friday when a suspected drunk driver crashed into their vehicle.Law enforcement officials said the crash happened on Highway 10 (Charter Street) in Jackson late Friday night. The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office, the Jackson Police Department and State Police responded to the scene.Investigators said the family was driving along the highway when a vehicle in the other lane, driven by 62-year-old Kenneth King, crossed the
  • Tornado, thunderstorms sweep through St. Charles, Jefferson Parishes; nearly 4,500 without power Saturday

    NEW ORLEANS - A tornado reportedly touched down in St. Charles Parish and potentially moved into the Kenner area during Saturday afternoon's severe weather.WWL-TV reports nearly 4,500 buildings are without power in St. Charles and Jefferson Parishes, primarily in the Kenner area, after severe weather passed through the area. Part of Highway 90 in Paradis is closed following the storm.A tornado warning was issued for parts of Washington Parish and St. Tammany Parish until 4 p.m., according to th
  • More than 5,000 without power after possible tornado swept through St. Charles, Jefferson Parishes

    NEW ORLEANS - A tornado touched down in St. Charles Parish and potentially moved into the Kenner area during Saturday afternoon's severe weather.WWL-TV reports nearly 5,500 buildings are without power in St. Charles and Jefferson Parishes, primarily in the Kenner area, after severe weather passed through the area. Part of Highway 90 in Paradis is closed following the storm.A tornado warning was issued for parts of Washington Parish and St. Tammany Parish until 4 p.m., according to the news outl
  • Southern wins the Bayou Classic 34-17, heads to SWAC Championship

    NEW ORLEANS - Southern wins the 49th Bayou Classic 34-17. The Jags scored 21 unanswered points in the 4th to take control of the game. The Jags' offense struggled for most of the first half but got it going in the second with Karl Ligon rushing score. Then, right before the break, it was Kendric Rhymes running it in.Quarterback BeSean McCray had 70 yards passing and 54 yards rushing. The Jags defense, though, struggled to stop Grambling on the ground, as the Tigers had 123 yards in the
  • Southern leads Grambling 14-10 at the half in the Bayou Classic

    NEW ORLEANS - Southern leads the Bayou Classic 14-10 at the half. The Jags offense struggled for most of the first half, but got it going in the second with Karl Ligon rushing score, then right before the break it was Kendric Rhymes running it in.Quarterback BeSean McCray had 70 yards passing, and 54 yards rushing. The Jags defense though struggled to stop Grambling on the ground though, as the Tigers had 123 yards in the first half. Permalink| Comments
  • Local businesses kick off the holiday shopping season with Small Business Saturday

    BATON ROUGE- Highland Park Marketplace was buzzing with people Saturday, out shopping locally for holiday gifts. "We're doing Small Business Saturday, which is 30% off the entire store, just to give back to those who shop local this year," Haley Bouchereau with Virgo Boutique said.Sales started as early as 8 a.m. on Friday. Bouchereau, the manager at Virgo Boutique, says they had a line out the door before they opened."It was one of our best selling days. It was great," Bouchereau said
  • Car submerged in canal after driver veered off I-12 in Saturday's stormy weather; no one injured

    BATON ROUGE - In Saturday afternoon's stormy weather, a car went off-road and crashed into a canal off I-12.The Baton Rouge Police Department said the crash happened around 12:30 on I-12 West near Essen Lane.Traffic camera footage shows the car sunken into a canal off the roadway, with headlights and windshield wipers still running. Around 1:10 p.m., officers said they were waiting on a wrecker to remove the vehicle from the water.Authorities said the driver was not hurt in the crash. The exact
  • One person killed in shooting in St. Helena Parish

    ST. HELENA PARISH - One person was shot to death Saturday at a home outside of Greensburg. According to St. Helena deputies, the shooting happened around 8:20 p.m. and one person was killed. No other information was immediately available. Permalink| Comments
  • Deputies identify man, 29, found shot to death in St. Helena Parish Saturday night

    GREENSBURG - A man was shot to death Saturday night in St. Helena Parish.Sunday afternoon, the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office identified the victim as 29-year-old Cornelius Porter of Greensburg.The shooting happened around 8:20 p.m. Saturday on Leon Brown Road, just off Highway 10 in Greensburg. Deputies arrived to find Porter had been shot to death.Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact the sheriff's office at (225) 222-4413.This is a developing story.Permalink| Com
  • Two hurt after apparent gun battle between two vehicles along I-10 at Bluebonnet overpass

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are investigating an apparent gunfight between two vehicles on I-10 after two victims brought themselves to a hospital.The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said it was investigating the shooting with Baton Rouge police after hearing two victims showed up at a hospital with gunshot wounds. The pair never contacted authorities or emergency responders.A sheriff's office spokesperson said two cars apparently exchanged gunfire while exiting I-10 on the Bluebonnet Bo
  • Deputies: Two hurt in Black Friday gun battle between two vehicles on I-10 near Mall of Louisiana

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are investigating an apparent gunfight between two vehicles on I-10 after two victims brought themselves to a hospital Friday evening.The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said it was investigating the shooting with Baton Rouge police after hearing two victims showed up at a hospital with gunshot wounds. The pair never contacted authorities or emergency responders.A sheriff's office spokesperson said two cars apparently exchanged gunfire while exiting I-10 on th
  • Lighting of Old City Hall ushers in Denham Springs 'Christmas in the Village'

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The lighting of Old City Hall on Friday marks the start of holiday festivities in Denham Springs.Residents and visitors are invited to take part in the celebration, which is set for 6 p.m. in the Antique District, and which features caroling, free amusement rides and wagon rides, free refreshments, cookie decorating and an appearance by Santa himself.Events will continue into Christmas week, with the lighting of the Christmas tree on Dec. 8 and the annual holiday parade and per
  • Police: 1 shot at NC Walmart on Black Friday; officers searching for shooter

    LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — One person was injured in a shooting inside a North Carolina Walmart on Friday, police said. Officers are still searching for the shooter.Police were called to the Walmart in Lumberton for a report of gunshots around 11:30 a.m. Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year, Lumberton police said in a news release.When officers arrived, they were not able to find a shooter or any victims, but surveillance video showed the shooter fleeing the store as it wa
  • Firefighters rescued pets from burning home off Perkins Road Friday afternoon

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters saved two animals from a burning house off Perkins Road Friday afternoon after a resident accidentally left the stove on.The Baton Rouge Fire Department said they responded to the blaze at a home on Christian Street, not far from Perkins Road, shortly before 1 p.m. Friday.Crews arrived to find light smoke spilling out from the home's roof. After forcing their way into the home, they made their way to the kitchen and found the stove engulfed in flames.No one was home a
  • Walmart shooter left 'death note,' bought gun day of killing

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — The Walmart supervisor who shot and killed six co-workers in Virginia left behind what he called a “death note” in which he blames others for mocking him, and police said Friday that he bought the gun the day of the shooting.“Sorry everyone but I did not plan this I promise things just fell in place like I was led by the Satan,” Andre Bing wrote on a note that was left on his phone, Chesapeake Police said Friday.Police sai
  • 'Zoo Lights' begins its 2022 run on Friday

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Zoo illuminates for the first time this holiday season, launching five weeks of "Zoo Lights" in a celebration that also serves a charitable purpose.For the fifth year, the zoo is partnering with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank on the event. Visitors bringing a non-perishable food item will receive half off the regular admission price.All goods collected will be given to the food bank.Gates open Friday at 5:30 pm and the zoo grounds close at 9 p.m.Visitors will be
  • Be prepared to pay more for your Christmas tree this year

    BATON ROUGE - Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier every year as people get excited about the season.At A's Trees on Perkins Road, the Fraser firs have been flying off the stands.Owner Jody Estain says though the demand is there, the supply is having a hard time catching up."There's a shortage of trees from nine-feet and above, but we have plenty of nine-foot-and-below trees," said Estain. The shortage was caused by past years, when farmers planted fewer trees due to the 2008 recession a
  • Cruise passenger rescued by helicopter after going overboard off Louisiana coast

    NEW ORLEANS - A person fell off a cruise ship and into the Gulf of Mexico Thursday night.The U.S. Coast Guard said passenger went overboard around 2:30 p.m. The 28-year-old man was found around 8:25 p.m. and airlifted out of the water.He was taken to a hospital in New Orleans where was said to be in stable condition. Permalink| Comments
  • Water outage reported in Gonzales early Friday morning

    GONZALES - Parts of Gonzales briefly lost access to water after a line burst early Friday morning.Mayor Barney Arceneaux said the leak was discovered sometime before 7 a.m. in the area of Burnside Avenue and New River Street. Water was restored for most residents by 8 a.m.The mayor said it appeared the pipe may have ruptured due to construction in the area.The city is currently working on long-term repairs for the break. Permalink| Comments
  • Police officer taken to hospital after rollover crash on Burbank Drive

    BATON ROUGE - A police officer was hurt after a vehicle flipped over on Burbank Drive early Friday morning.The crash happened around 6 a.m. near the intersection of Burbank and Ben Hur Road. The officer was said to be in stable condition.No other injuries have been reported at this time.This is a developing story.Permalink| Comments
  • Officer taken to hospital after police car went off-road, flipped along Burbank Drive

    BATON ROUGE - A police officer was hurt after a BRPD unit seemingly crashed through a wooden fence and flipped over along Burbank Drive early Friday morning.The crash happened around 6 a.m. near the intersection of Burbank and Ben Hur Road. The officer was said to be in stable condition.It did not appear that any other vehicles were involved in the crash.WBRZ has reached out to Baton Rouge Police for more information on the wreck and the officer's condition. Permalink| Comments
  • Dog tased, 2 people taken to hospital after Thanksgiving Day skirmish in Plaquemine

    PLAQUEMINE - A sheriff's deputy had to hit a dog with his taser after the animal starting biting people during a tussle involving its owners on Thanksgiving Day. The incident unfolded sometime around 7 p.m. on True Hope Lane. According to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office, the dog's owners were arguing with another group when the situation escalated, and the dog jumped into the fray. Four people were bitten in the chaos, with two of them going to a hospital for treatment.
  • Witness: Walmart shooter seemed to target certain people

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — The Walmart supervisor who shot and killed six co-workers in Virginia seemed to target people and fired at some victims after they were already hit and appeared to be dead, said a witness who was present when the shooting started.Jessica Wilczewski said that workers were gathered in a store break room to begin their overnight shift late Tuesday when team leader Andre Bing entered and opened fire with a handgun. While another witness has described Bing as shootin
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  • Ball run, Battle of the Bands to kick off Bayou Classic weekend

    NEW ORLEANS - The running of the football from Baton Rouge to the Caesars Superdome will mark the start of Bayou Classic Weekend.Friday's Bayou Classic Motivational Gameday Ball Run, as it is formally labelled, starts at 5 a.m. in the Capital City. The Southern University Army ROTC, assisted by the Southern Navy and Grambling State University ROTC programs, will carry the official gameday ball across seven parishes on a run of more than 100 miles.It's a tradition that began in 1992 -- initiated
  • Airline Highway blocked after train reportedly struck car in Baton Rouge

    BATON ROUGE - A crash involving a train and another vehicle shut down Airline Highway Thursday afternoon. The crash happened shortly before 4 p.m. on Airline Highway at S Choctaw Drive. No serious injuries have been reported at this time.This is a developing story.Permalink| Comments
  • WATCH: Mike Hollins reunites with teammates as he recovers from UVA shooting

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Mike Hollins reunited with his teammates Thursday, days after being released from the hospital, where he was recovering from injuries he sustained in a mass shooting at the University of Virginia. Permalink| Comments
  • Motorcyclist dies in crash after hitting driveway

    LIVONIA - Louisiana State Police responded to a crash Wednesday night that left a 53-year-old motorcyclist dead. Investigators with state police found that Edward McMillian III was driving a motorcycle on LA-78 when he drifted off the road and hit a private driveway, throwing him from the seat. McMillian was wearing a DOT-approved helmet, but he suffered fatal injuries from the crash and died on the scene. Permalink| Comments
  • Police: Argument led to drive-by shooting on Thanksgiving Day

    BATON ROUGE - Police responded to reports of a drive-by shooting on St. Gerard Avenue early Thanksgiving Day.Officers confirmed one person was injured in the shooting, which happened shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday. Police say the argument is believed to be a domestic situation. Witnesses said the shooting stemmed from an argument earlier in the day. A woman reportedly left, came back with a gun and shot someone.The victim, a man, is expected to survive. Officers have not announ
  • Police: Argument led to drive-by shooting on Thanksgiving

    BATON ROUGE - Police responded to reports of a drive-by shooting on St. Gerard Avenue early Thursday afternoon.Officers confirmed one person was injured in the shooting, which happened shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses said the shooting stemmed from an argument earlier in the day, and one of the people involved in the argument returned with a gun, and shots were fired.Police say the argument is believed to have been domestic. Their injuries are reported to be non-life-threatenin
  • Argument allegedly led to one person injured in Thursday shooting

    BATON ROUGE - Police responded to reports of a drive-by shooting on St. Gerard Avenue early Thursday afternoon.Officers confirmed one person was injured in the shooting, which happened shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses said the shooting stemmed from an argument earlier in the day, and one of the people involved in the argument returned with a gun, and shots were fired.Police say the argument is believed to have been domestic. Their injuries are reported to be non-life-threatenin

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