Updated: 1:25 PM 12/19/2014BATON ROUGE - The Diocese of Baton Rouge announced Friday they would be shutting down Redemptorist High School and Junior High. The announcement was made by Bishop Robert Muench at a press conference called Friday morning. He cited plummeting enrollment as the primary reason for the decision, and said... (More)
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Updated: 2:34 PM 12/19/2014Louisiana's unemployment rate rose for the seventh straight month in November, and what had been strong growth in employer payrolls waned. The state's jobless rate rose to 6.5 percent, as growth in job seekers continued to outstrip increases in the number of people reporting they have jobs. The unemployment rate... (More)
Updated: 2:11 PM 12/19/2014WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama downplayed the benefits of building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. He said it would not lower gasoline prices and argued more jobs would be created by repairing America's infrastructure. He said the pipeline would mainly benefit Canadian oil companies that need to get Canadian... (More)
Updated: 1:45 PM 12/19/2014BRUSLY - Louisiana Bayou Bistro Chef Chucky Lejeune joined us Friday on News 2 at Noon to talk about some of his favorite Christmas dishes. In addition to traditional meals like chicken and sausage or seafood gumbo, Chef Chuck says he enjoys combing his pork and deer roasts! He... (More)
Updated: 1:36 PM 12/19/2014DENHAM SPRINGS - Deputies in Livingston Parish will be playing Santa this weekend. Hundreds of gifts were delivered to children across the parish as part of Sheriff Jason Ard's Christmas Crusade. Dozens of deputies battled the rain Friday morning to load up their cruisers with toys donated by the... (More)
Updated: 1:34 PM 12/19/2014WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. will respond "proportionally" to North Korea's punishing hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment at a place, time and manner "that we choose." Obama says the attack "caused a lot of damage." Says Obama: "We will respond proportionally and we will respond in a... (More)
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Updated: 1:25 PM 12/19/2014BATON ROUGE - A budget analysis for the proposed city of St. George commissioned by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and Chamber says recent annexations have taken a $30 million chunk out of the proposed city's plans. The analysis from accounting firm Faulk and Winkler said they were asked... (More)
Updated: 1:13 PM 12/19/2014
BATON ROUGE - The ride-sharing company Über has been operating in Baton Rouge for nearly six months, and is becoming more popular during the holiday season. News 2's Whitney Vann put it to the test to see if it really delivers. Click on the video like to see how long it takes for a ride to pick her up. For more, tune into Weekends with Whitney Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on WBRZ News 2.
Updated: 1:06 PM 12/19/2014WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama claims an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. At a news conference... (More)
Updated: 12:56 PM 12/19/2014DENVER - Some victims of the Colorado theater shooting are outraged that the parents of suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty just weeks before his trial is set to begin. In a statement released Friday, Robert and Arlene Holmes say their son is... (More)
Updated: 12:31 PM 12/19/2014NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans have waived point guard Gal Mekel, who was acquired earlier this month. The 6-foot-3, 191-pound Mekel was signed on Dec. 5 and appeared in four games for the Pelicans, averaging 1.5 points and 3.3 assists. A native of Israel, Mekel played in college... (More)
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Updated: 12:11 PM 12/19/2014BATON ROUGE - The Mississippi-based organization hosting a January prayer rally featuring Gov. Bobby Jindal says the event's sole purpose is religious. Critics of the American Family Association event have said the rally on LSU's campus is designed to further Jindal's presidential ambitions. They've vowed to protest the rally because... (More)
Updated: 11:52 AM 12/19/2014WASHINGTON - T-Mobile US will pay up to $90 million, mostly in refunds, for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn't order, under a settlement with federal regulators. The Federal Trade Commission announced the agreement Friday with T-Mobile over billing for unauthorized charges, a practice known as "cramming." T-Mobile,... (More)
Updated: 11:33 AM 12/19/2014NEW YORK - Hackers have sent a new email to Sony Pictures Entertainment, praising the studio as "very wise" to cancel the release of "The Interview" and saying Sony's data is safe "as long as you make no more trouble." The email was confirmed Friday by a person close to... (More)
Updated: 11:29 AM 12/19/2014MIAMI - The Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing travelers to return with a few in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about business. Some tobacco shops owners... (More)
Updated: 11:03 AM 12/19/2014NEW ROADS - Investigators said a 62-year-old man was overcome by a kitchen fire overnight in New Roads and died early Friday morning. Firefighters said the fire happened at an apartment on East Main Street which was above a business. The fire brought out dozens of firefighters from around... (More)
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