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    Candidate qualifying opens in Louisiana

    Candidate qualifying opens in Louisiana

    Updated: 8:54 AM 8/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Candidate qualifying begins today in Louisiana and U.S. Representative Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) was among the first there.

    Cassidy will be running against Mary Landrieu for her seat in the U.S. Senate.

    We'll have more on the start of candidate qualifying and who's running for what spot, coming up on WBRZ News 2 at Noon.

     

  • State News

    Feds investigate Louisiana dentists for overcharging

    Feds investigate Louisiana dentists for overcharging

    Updated: 8:18 AM 8/20/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal study says 5 percent of Louisiana dentists treating children under Medicaid may be padding their numbers, overcharging, providing unnecessary treatments or even harming children. Health and Human Services Department auditors checked 512 dentists. They say 26 of them had questionable billings. The department inspector general's... (More)
  • National News

    Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

    Updated: 8:17 AM 8/20/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley and are threatening to kill another hostage in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq. The White House must now weigh the risks of adopting an aggressive policy to destroy the Islamic State against... (More)
  • Local News

    Interim chief fired, town shutters police force

    Updated: 8:16 AM 8/20/2014

    SORRENTO - After supporting a measure to fire the interim police chief, the mayor of this small town is asking residents to disband the department. "I think we are better served by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's office. We cannot provide the services that they can provide," mayor Mike Lambert... (More)
  • Local News

    Sights set on new Mississippi River bridge

    Updated: 8:16 AM 8/20/2014

    IBERVILLE PARISH - Two parishes have now signed a cooperative endeavor agreement to perform a study for a new Mississippi River bridge. Iberville and Ascension Parishes have set aside a combined $300,000 for a study to assist the Department of Transportation and Development with investigating the feasibility of constructing... (More)
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  • LSU Sports

    Southeastern benefits from 3 LSU transfers

    Updated: 8:16 AM 8/20/2014

    HAMMOND - The Southeastern football team has its sights set on an FCS championship this year, and their defense could get a big boost as three defensive backs from LSU have joined the team and will play this season. 

    Derrick Raymond, Micah Eugene and JQ Sandolph have all traded purple and gold for green and gold: Sports 2's Brian Holland tells us why each of those players decided to make that move. 

  • Saints

    Jairus Byrd returns to Saints practice

    Jairus Byrd returns to Saints practice

    Updated: 8:15 AM 8/20/2014

    METAIRIE - Jairus Byrd made his much-anticipated return to full contact on the practice field for the New Orleans Saints Tuesday: now the Saints prize free agent pickup is trying to get back up to speed. "It felt good to finally get that contact out the way and just... (More)
  • Local News

    Hammond council regulates open burning

    Hammond council regulates open burning

    Updated: 7:09 AM 8/20/2014

    HAMMOND - The Hammond City Council has adopted an ordinance requiring residents who want to burn leaves or trash to get a permit to do so and to conduct the burn in an underground incinerator. Louise Bostic told the council Monday she feared the new regulations will be a hindrance... (More)
  • State News

    Hundreds visit La. job-matching site

    Hundreds visit La. job-matching site

    Updated: 6:26 AM 8/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say more than 700 job seekers visited the Louisiana's new online service for matching employers' needs with workers' skills. On Monday, LouisianaJobConnection.com became available for the first time to job applicants. By that time, LJC Executive Director Kristi Barnett Williams says more than 600 employers... (More)
  • Weather

    Heat and a Tropical Peek

    Heat and a Tropical Peek

    Updated: 6:00 AM 8/20/2014

    Another hot and humid day is on the horizon. Early sunshine will promote a quick warmup into the lower 90s. By midday, with thermometers in the low 90s, convective cloud development could produce an isolated shower or thunderstorm-but only about 30% of the area in Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi... (More)
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  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: "Flooding and a Famous Tree..."

    Pat Shingleton: "Flooding and a Famous Tree..."

    Updated: 5:00 AM 8/20/2014

    The Hurricane Center in Miami could be identifying a tropical depression today or tomorrow. Many of our readers will remember this date. On August 20, 1969, clean-up from Hurricane Camille was underway. The storm caused flooding and mudslides in the James and York River basins in Virginia. Rainfall totals were... (More)
  • State News

    Trial underway in endangered frog habitat suit

    Trial underway in endangered frog habitat suit

    Updated: 4:28 AM 8/20/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge is hearing arguments on the claim that federal wildlife officials made an illegal land grab by listing 1,500 acres of private land in Louisiana as critical habitat for an endangered burrowing frog. An estimated 100 to 200 dusky gopher frogs live in Mississippi, with... (More)
  • National News

    Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Chicago suburb

    Updated: 2:15 AM 8/20/2014

    HARVEY, IL - Negotiators have worked late into the night trying to persuade two men barricaded in a home in a Chicago suburb to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage. Harvey police said four children have been freed... (More)
  • National News

    Protesters fill Ferguson streets night before attorney general's visit

    Updated: 2:09 AM 8/20/2014

    FERGUSON, MO - The streets of Ferguson are filled once more tonight with protesters demonstrating against the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot Aug. 9 by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who is white. But unlike previous nights, there were no immediate reports of clashes... (More)
  • International News

    Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

    Updated: 2:05 AM 8/20/2014

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce. Palestinian militants fired at least 7 rockets at Israel Wednesday, the military said. Some 30 airstrikes were... (More)
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