Updated: 4:39 PM 7/31/2014BATON ROUGE - Beginning tomorrow, the state will require all foster families to fence off swimming pools after a toddler drowned while in state custody this year. 22-month-old Michael Bananno died after he wandered into a swimming pool back in June. The investigation was ruled an accident by the... (More)
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Updated: 5:30 PM 7/31/2014BATON ROUGE - In light of the recent Ebola outbreak in Africa, Nathan and Aaron visited News 2 at 4 to talk about their project called Geaux Love Africa which seeks to bring hope and joy to the people of the continent. Geaux Love Africa was born out of... (More)
Updated: 4:28 PM 7/31/2014PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said they arrested an 18-year-old man and two juveniles in connection with vandalism at Galvez Middle School that happened on Tuesday night. Deputies conducted foot patrols at the school on Wednesday and surveyed the damage from the crime which included numerous broken... (More)
Updated: 4:00 PM 7/31/2014BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's high school seniors are making increased strides on Advanced Placement exams that are used to earn college credit. The Department of Education said Thursday that more than 4,500 public high school students who took an AP test in 2014 scored 3 or higher. That's the grade... (More)
Updated: 3:37 PM 7/31/2014NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are plunging, putting the market on track for its first monthly loss since January. The Dow Jones industrial average had its worst daily drop since February. At one point it was down more than 300 points. The slide interrupted a prolonged advance in the market.... (More)
Updated: 3:32 PM 7/31/2014
BATON ROUGE - A walk-in neighborhood pharmacy on Perkins Rd. got a surprise drive-thru customer on Thursday afternoon when a minivan crashed through its front doors.
The 87-year-old driver said her foot slipped off the brake and onto the accelerator causing the van to drive into the store before she could bring it to a stop.
She was the only person inside of the van at the time of the accident and there were no reported injuries, according to police.
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Updated: 2:30 PM 7/31/2014BATON ROUGE - An elderly woman was targeted in a fire rampage after her home was lit on fire twice on Thursday. Firefighters had to return to a home in the 2700 block of Indiana St. around 7 a.m. after the homeowner said smoke was still coming from her... (More)
Updated: 2:26 PM 7/31/2014NEW 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)
Updated: 2:24 PM 7/31/2014BATON 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)
Updated: 1:14 PM 7/31/2014WASHINGTON - 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)
Updated: 1:09 PM 7/31/2014BATON 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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Updated: 12:13 PM 7/31/2014BATON 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)
Updated: 11:49 AM 7/31/2014BATON 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)
Updated: 11:37 AM 7/31/2014CHICAGO - 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)
Updated: 11:34 AM 7/31/2014BATON 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)
Updated: 10:38 AM 7/31/2014KIEV, 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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