Deputies investigate fatal shooting in Tangipahoa Parish

TANGIPAHOA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Office is investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday night, leaving one person dead and several wounded. According to deputies, the shooting happened on Vernon Town Rd. in Roseland. It is said that multiple gunmen open fire in a large crowd of about 100 people during a trail ride event.  So…

August heat continues, isolated storms this afternoon

Today’s Forecast: Mostly dry start in the morning, besides an isolated coastal shower. Showers and storms will become more likely after the noon hour. A few isolated downpours are possible. Rain coverage will be around 40%. Highs will be around 94, with a heat index as high as 105 possible. Looking Ahead: Humidity has begun…

Business booming for Denham Springs restaurant after judge orders to halt operation

DENHAM SPRINGS – The Firehouse BBQ restaurant had a packed house full of customers all day Saturday.  Folks were also waiting outside of the restaurant for their orders to be filled. “We are here to enjoy some freedom food,” Eric LeBlanc, a customer said. Eric LeBlanc and his buddies headed to the restaurant right after…

Suspect arrested in connection to double homicide on Linden Street

BATON ROUGE – BRPD Detectives have arrested a suspect in connection to a double homicide on Linden Street back in July. According to authorities, 26-year-old Dedric White is believed to be involved in the deaths of Cody Hypolite and Jermaine Jarvis. Back in mid July, police responded to a reported shooting on the 3300 block…

Vote-by-mail worries: A leaky pipeline in many states

BOSTON (AP) — Brace yourself for what’s expected to be the first U.S. presidential election conducted mostly by mail. It could be messy. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, voting by mail in a contactless and socially distant way seems like a no-brainer. States have made the option widely available — only 10 now require voters to…

SU, Care South host drive-thru back to school event; free supplies, COVID testing

BATON ROUGE- A drive-thru back to school supplies giveaway and COVID-19 testing event will take place in the capital area on Saturday, Aug. 8. CareSouth Medical and Dental has teamed up with Southern University Athletics to bring the community a fun, socially distant event that can knock out two tasks in one stop. From 10…

Former East Feliciana coroner sentenced in corruption case

BATON ROUGE – Former East Feliciana Coroner Laura Dejohn was sentenced to probation and must pay fines after she was convicted of keeping incomplete records during her time in office. Dejohn, who’s been at the center of several WBRZ Investigative Unit reports, was convicted back in February. Her sentencing came Friday after being delayed months…

Wall Street stalls; S&P 500 drifts after 5-day win streak

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is drifting on Friday, as a better-than-expected report on the U.S. jobs market jousts with worries about rising U.S.-China tensions and whether Washington can deliver more aid for the economy. The S&P 500 was holding steady in morning trading, virtually flat after erasing an earlier, small loss. It’s coming off a five-day winning streak that…

WBRZ producer among Friday’s LSU graduates

BATON ROUGE – On Friday, a total of 500 LSU students will be honored during a live-streamed graduation ceremony. Among the graduates is Channel 2’s own Jordan Rheams, the producer of WBRZ’s noon news show. Rheams, known for his calm nature and quick wit, has been producing the noon show for just over one year.…

LSU ranked #5 in Coaches’ Preseason Poll

BATON ROUGE – LSU ranked #5 in the Amway Coaches Preseason Poll. According to LSU Sports, the Tigers ranked #5 in ranking list of coaches that was posted on Thursday. The voters of the poll are from the Amway Board of Coaches, which is made up of 65 head coaches at Bowl Subdivision schools. Rank,…

Judge rules accused Baton Rouge killer Kenneth Gleason sane, trial set for next year

BATON ROUGE – A man charged in two killings police believed to be racially motivated will stand trial after a judge ruled this week that he was sane at the time of his shooting spree. According to The Advocate, a judge deemed Kenneth Gleason fit to stand trial for three separate shootings that left two…

Wall Streets rally stalls; indexes hold near record highs

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are drifting on Wall Street Thursday after a report showed the pace of layoffs across the country is slowing, though it remains incredibly high. The S&P 500 was holding steady in midday trading after flipping between an earlier gain of 0.2% and a loss of 0.3%. It’s cooling off following…

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