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    Family: Gary Plauche has died

    Updated: 9:18 AM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Gary Plauche died Monday family members told WBRZ News 2. Plauche, 68, shot and killed his son's karate instructor at the Baton Rouge airport in 1984. The man, Jeffrey Doucet, was accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting Plauche's son, Jody. Plauche waited for Doucet to be... (More)
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    Canadian soldier shot at war memorial

    Canadian soldier shot at war memorial

    Updated: 10:15 AM 10/22/2014

    OTTAWA, Ontario - Police and witnesses say a gunman has shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Witnesses also said the gunman entered Parliament and shots rang out. Royal Canadian Mounted Police warned people in downtown Ottawa to stay away from windows and rooftops.... (More)
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    Man suspected in 7 killings refuses to speak, hearing postponed

    Man suspected in 7 killings refuses to speak, hearing postponed

    Updated: 9:50 AM 10/22/2014

    GARY, IN - An Indiana judge has rescheduled a hearing for man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women after he refused to respond to her questions during his initial court appearance. Darren Vann stood stone-faced during Wednesday's hearing at the Lake County Jail in Crown Pointafter Judge Kathleen Sullivan... (More)
  • Local News

    The Pledge of Allegiance: Forest Heights Academy of Excellence

    Updated: 9:39 AM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the Pre-K class at Forest Heights Academy of Excellence.

    Be sure to watch The Daily Pledge every weekday on 2une In at 5:58 a.m. to see if your child's school is featured.

  • Local News

    Baton Rouge home sales post slight drop in September

    Baton Rouge home sales post slight drop in September

    Updated: 9:17 AM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge were down by 1 percent in September, despite increased sales in Ascension and Livingston parishes. According to figures released Tuesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, there were 725 home sales that closed in September in the eight-parish area.... (More)
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    Jindal says only other job he wants is president

    Updated: 9:17 AM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal told News 2 today that if he stays in politics after his term is over, it would be to run for president. Jindal told Michael Marsh Tuesday it was the only other job in politics he wanted. He said he and First Lady... (More)
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  • State News

    Driver dies in Ouachita Parish crash

    Driver dies in Ouachita Parish crash

    Updated: 9:17 AM 10/22/2014

    WEST MONROE - State police say a Monroe man died when his car ran off the road into a ditch and overturned.

    The accident happened Tuesday on Louisiana Highway 143 near West Monroe.

    Senior Trooper Michael Reichardt says 32-year-old Jason Jones of Monroe was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from his car

    He says Jones was taken to Glenwood Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

    The crash remains under investigation.

  • National News

    North Korean detainee lands back home in Ohio

    North Korean detainee lands back home in Ohio

    Updated: 9:16 AM 10/22/2014

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH - An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea has landed back home. Officials say a plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle landed Wednesday morning at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton. The State Department announced Tuesday that the 56-year-old Miamisburg resident had... (More)
  • Sports

    Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

    Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

    Updated: 9:16 AM 10/22/2014

    KANSAS CITY, MO - Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night's World Series opener. In a matchup of streaking teams,... (More)
  • Sports

    Cajuns survive thriller 55-40 over Ark. State

    Cajuns survive thriller 55-40 over Ark. State

    Updated: 9:15 AM 10/22/2014

    The ULL Ragin Cajuns scored early and late and needed everyone one of their rushing touchdowns to hold off a surging Arkansas State on Tuesday night in Cajun Field. The Cajuns won 55-40 as both teams traded four touchdowns in the final five and a half minutes of the... (More)
  • Events

    Get a Taste of Baton Rouge, help feed seniors

    Updated: 7:56 AM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - You can enjoy some good food and music for a great cause at Taste of Baton Rouge. It's a fundraiser for the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging. The agency delivers 125,000 meals through their "Meals on Wheels" Program and over 85,000 hot meals daily to... (More)
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  • Chef of the Month

    Hot Tails: Gator Po-boy

    Updated: 7:33 AM 10/22/2014

    NEW ROADS - Chef Owen Hohl from Hot Tails was back in the 2une In kitchen Wednesday for another appearance as our Chef of the Month. Blackened Alligator Po-boy was on the menu this morning. Ingredients: Tangy horseradish sauce: 2-parts mayo 1-part horseradish 1/2-part yellow mustard Blend all... (More)
  • WBRZ Weather

    Meaux Sunshine

    Meaux Sunshine

    Updated: 5:58 AM 10/22/2014

    Don't expect a big chance in the forecast over the next several days. More sunshine and cool, dry conditions. Expect high temperatures to top out in the lower 80s beneath a mainly sunny sky. The nighttime hours will be clear and a bit cooler, especially in our northern areas. A... (More)
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    A Blast from the Past

    A Blast from the Past

    Updated: 4:00 AM 10/22/2014

    Luigi Bombicci, a mineralogist from Bologna, Italy, believed that hail could be prevented. In 1880, his theory of "spherohedron" described the hailstone's process of crystallization and preventing hail development with sound. In 1896, Albert Steiger, Mayor of Windisch-Feistritz, Austria, made the first attempt to defeat hail with the force of... (More)
  • State News

    Shreveport officer admits buying teen son beer

    Shreveport officer admits buying teen son beer

    Updated: 3:22 AM 10/22/2014

    SHREVEPORT - A 21-year veteran of the Shreveport Police Department, placed on administrative leave this month, has pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Sgt. Jason Brook faces up to six months in jail when sentenced next month by Judge David N. Matlock. Brook admitted buying his... (More)
  • National News

    Government to announce Social Security adjustments

    Government to announce Social Security adjustments

    Updated: 2:56 AM 10/22/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Millions of older Americans who rely on government benefits are about to find out how much their monthly payments will increase next year. Preliminary figures suggest the annual cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees will be less than 2 percent. That translates... (More)
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