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    Huge power outage blamed on equipment failure

    Updated: 8:24 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Entergy blamed a wide-spread power outage on equipment failure in a news release Wednesday evening. The two-line synopsis of what happened came about two hours after services spiraled off line. At the height of the event, nearly 30,000 people did not have power. When it started, only... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "Pass the Salt-Please..."

    Pat Shingleton: "Pass the Salt-Please..."

    Updated: 4:00 AM 4/24/2014

    In addition to tides, sunny, warm days are the ingredients in salt farming. Furthering our Wednesday column, salt farmers, or paludiers, collect the gourmet of all salts for use in renowned restaurants worldwide. Once a wooden gate traps sea water, a collection of clay walls promotes slow evaporation. Seepage leads... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    Jordan Mickey puts pros on hold, will return to LSU

    Jordan Mickey puts pros on hold, will return to LSU

    Updated: 11:32 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Jordan Mickey said Wednesday he will return for his sophomore year with the LSU basketball team, and with that, the Tigers will bring back their two star freshman from last year's NIT quarterfinalist team. Mickey said he has goals of leading the team back to the... (More)
  • Local News

    Connector street plans moving forward

    Connector street plans moving forward

    Updated: 11:21 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders agreed Wednesday, it is time to study a new way to get from Highland Road to Burbank. The Metro Council approved moving forward with looking at possibly connectors. Planners have already focused on Kenilworth or Seyburn Drive. A previous WBRZ News 2 report showed... (More)
  • Sports

    Local golfers take part in Zurich pro-am

    Local golfers take part in Zurich pro-am

    Updated: 11:15 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Zurich Classic golf tournament doesn't begin until Thursday, but the festivities are already underway, including the pro-am at the University Club Wednesday in Baton Rouge. 

    Former LSU standouts littered the field, as Andrew Loupe, Ken Looper and John Peterson all played the event. 

    They'll join former University High standout Patrick Reed in the Zurich field starting Thursday at 7am. 

  • LSU Sports

    LSU softball avenges loss vs S. Alabama with 6-1 win

    LSU softball avenges loss vs S. Alabama with 6-1 win

    Updated: 10:35 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU softball team lost to South Alabama in February 2-1, but the Tigers avenged that loss with a 6-1 blowout win at Tiger Park Wednesday night. LSU needed only seven hits to score six runs, two of which came in the first inning, and the... (More)
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  • Southern Sports

    Southern routed by Nicholls St., 13-2

    Southern routed by Nicholls St., 13-2

    Updated: 10:24 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Southern baseball is going through a tough stretch, losing 12 of their last 15 -- and that was before losing Wednesday night to Nicholls State 13-2. The Colonels jumped all over the Jaguars with a 13-0 lead by the fifth inning. Southern would get on... (More)
  • Local News

    Council paves way for new interstate ramps

    Updated: 10:15 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Metro Council has approved hiring a group to survey land for a future Greenlight project involving an interchange at Pecue Lane and I-10. The proposed project would include multiple through and turn leans on Pecue Lane, an entrance ramp and exit ramp on both sides... (More)
  • Local News

    Man accused of suffocating dog with Cheetos bag

    Updated: 9:33 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies are searching for a man accused of suffocating a family dog with a Cheetos bag. Shaun Parsons, 23, of Baton Rouge faces aggravated cruelty to animal charges. Parsons was renting a room with April Sarau and her family on Goodland Dr. near Greenwell Springs Blvd.... (More)
  • Local News

    Parents, educators call Jindal on Common Core

    Updated: 6:51 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Groups are calling on Governor Jindal to stand firm in his support of Common Core standards. The governor recently flip-flopped, backing off supporting the same standards he once endorsed. Parents and educators are trying to show the governor the strength in their numbers by delivering a... (More)
  • The Investigative Unit

    Handcuffed fireman investigation given to DA

    Updated: 6:50 PM 4/23/2014

    NEW ROADS- One month after the News 2 Investigative Unit showed you surveillance video of a firefighter who got detained during a medical call, the State Fire Marshal's Office wrapped up its investigation and turned it over to District Attorney Ricky Ward's office. It all centered around Fireman Aaron... (More)
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  • Local News

    Pet fee increase introduced by Metro Council

    Updated: 6:37 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - It may cost more for pet registration in East Baton Rouge Parish. The Metro Council introduced a fee increase for the Companion Animal Alliance shelter. An amendment asks for money to help get control of strays. Each year pet-owners would pay $3 more for spayed or... (More)
  • Local News

    Movie studios, Costco & bank now inside city limits

    Movie studios, Costco & bank now inside city limits

    Updated: 6:22 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved annexing a new big box retail store, the movie production studios and a bank at their meeting Wednesday afternoon. Costco, Celtic, and a credit union along Airline Highway and its intersection with I-12 are now inside the city limits of Baton Rouge. The move... (More)
  • Local News

    LSU researcher makes waves with storm surge database

    Updated: 5:17 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Some areas along the Gulf coast may be more susceptible to storm surges than others, according to research done by climatologist at LSU. Hal Needham led the charge to create SURGEDAT, a comprehensive database that compiles storm surge data from hurricanes and tropical storms dating back to... (More)
  • State News

    No charges for man who shot cousin's kidnapper

    No charges for man who shot cousin's kidnapper

    Updated: 5:13 PM 4/23/2014

    LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette Parish grand jury has declined to bring charges against a man in the fatal shooting of a suspect accused of abducting and stabbing his cousin. The shooting happened in November after Bethany Arceneaux was abducted from a day care center where she was picking up her... (More)
  • State News

    NOPD officer charged with child porn possession

    NOPD officer charged with child porn possession

    Updated: 5:03 PM 4/23/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities accused a New Orleans Police officer Wednesday of possessing child porn, according to the Attorney General's Office. Officers arrested Bradley Wax, 54, of Mandeville on 38 charges of pornography involving juveniles. He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail, and faces 20 years in... (More)
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