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    Jindal wants details on immigrant children in La.

    Jindal wants details on immigrant children in La.

    Updated: 2:24 PM 7/31/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is blasting President Barack Obama's administration for providing few details to Louisiana officials about the more than 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been released to sponsors here. The Republican governor sent a letter Thursday to the president, saying placement of the children in... (More)
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    Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

    Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

    Updated: 2:26 PM 7/31/2014

    NEW YORK - Twitter says government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users. More than half of the requests came from the United States. Twitter Inc. said in a blog post Thursday that it... (More)
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    Obama signs order on contractor labor violations

    Obama signs order on contractor labor violations

    Updated: 1:14 PM 7/31/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says federal contractors that violate labor laws shouldn't get a competitive advantage over companies that play by the rules. Obama is signing an executive order requiring contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes. The order requires companies to disclose labor violations when... (More)
  • Recipes

    Shrimp corn dogs with homemade mustard sauce

    Updated: 1:09 PM 7/31/2014

    BATON ROUGE - It was time for a special treat on News 2 at Noon as one of Louisiana's top chefs joined us on the set with a gourmet twist on a summer classic. Chef and co-owner of Ruffino's Peter Sclafani visited the studio today with a deep fryer... (More)
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    Grand jury indicts man accused of Tigerland rapes

    Grand jury indicts man accused of Tigerland rapes

    Updated: 12:13 PM 7/31/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A 22-year-old man accused of raping two women in the Tigerland area of Baton Rouge was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday. The State Police Crime Lab linked Isai Efrain Garcia-Vazquez to the crimes with DNA evidence, according to BRPD. Garcia-Vazquez was indicted on... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    LSU offering single-game tickets

    LSU offering single-game tickets

    Updated: 11:49 AM 7/31/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A limited number of tickets are currently on sale to the general public for six LSU home games in 2014 Associate athletic director for ticket operations Brian Broussard says the tickets are returns from the visiting teams. Broussard said that the Alabama game is sold out but... (More)
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    Chicago PD: Man shoots CEO before killing self

    Chicago PD: Man shoots CEO before killing self

    Updated: 11:37 AM 7/31/2014

    CHICAGO - Chicago police say a demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself at their office in a downtown high-rise office building. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says a worker at a technological company entered the 17th-floor office Thursday and met with his CEO before... (More)
  • State News

    551 new laws take effect Friday in Louisiana

    551 new laws take effect Friday in Louisiana

    Updated: 11:34 AM 7/31/2014

    BATON ROUGE - More than 550 new laws take effect Friday, passed by lawmakers in the legislative session that ended in June. Slug a referee at your child's sports game? You'll face jail time. Sixteen and trying to improve your tan? You'll have to head outside because minors are barred... (More)
  • International News

    Investigators reach Ukraine crash site

    Investigators reach Ukraine crash site

    Updated: 10:38 AM 7/31/2014

    KIEV, Ukraine - The fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, but that hasn't kept an international team of investigators from reaching the debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It's the first time they've been able to reach the site since the plane was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.... (More)
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    Man on FBI's Most Wanted list in custody

    Man on FBI's Most Wanted list in custody

    Updated: 8:30 AM 7/31/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in connection with a 2008 rape and homicide has been captured and brought to Louisiana, where the crime took place. The FBI reports on its website that Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara surrendered to authorities in Mexico and... (More)
  • International News

    Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    Updated: 7:56 AM 7/31/2014

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military will dismantle the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire." Netanyahu said Thursday he will not accept any truce that won't allow Israel to complete its mission of destroying the sophisticated tunnel network, which... (More)
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  • Local News

    Diesel cleaned up, I-12 reopens

    Diesel cleaned up, I-12 reopens

    Updated: 7:48 AM 7/31/2014

    BATON ROUGE -All lanes are opened on I-12 West after it was brought to a standstill this morning.

    According to DOTD, a disabled truck on the shoulder near I-12 West at Drusilla Ln. was leaking diesel on the road. Traffic was diverted while crews cleaned-up the spill.

    We'll have more information for you on WBRZ News 2 at Noon.

  • State News

    Louisiana schools go smoke-free Friday

    Louisiana schools go smoke-free Friday

    Updated: 7:03 AM 7/31/2014

    ALEXANDRIA - Starting Friday, public colleges and universities in Louisiana will be required to make their campuses smoke-free. Several schools have taken a step beyond that, making their campuses tobacco-free as well, including all of Central Louisiana's colleges and universities. Central Louisiana Technical Community College, Louisiana State University of Alexandria... (More)
  • Local News

    Fire bugs busy, two homes torched overnight

    Fire bugs busy, two homes torched overnight

    Updated: 6:59 AM 7/31/2014

    BATON ROUGE - According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, a vacant home was intentionally set on fire for the second time this summer. Investigators are searching for an arsonist after the blaze in the 3700 block of Alliquipa St. It happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters responded... (More)
  • HS Sports

    Sports2-a-Days Preview: Denham Springs Yellow Jackets

    Sports2-a-Days Preview: Denham Springs Yellow Jackets

    Updated: 6:58 AM 7/31/2014

    The Denham Spring Yellow Jackets are making some changes in light of last years 4-7 season. The Jackets graduated 33 seniors from that team, but they're hoping a shift to more spread principles on offense will keep them in games or at least allow them to catch up in... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    Les Miles Wacky Summer Vacation

    Updated: 6:58 AM 7/31/2014

    Les Miles spoke at the Baton Rouge Rotary on Wednesday and as usual shared his summer plans before heading back into football mode.

    Miles and his family spent some time in Austin and as you might expect, a family vacation is never normal with Les along.

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