Updated: 8:17 AM 8/20/2014BATON ROUGE- An emotional grandmother believes her grandson's father bullied his way into having his son live with him, a move that now has the five-year-old on the edge of death at a hospital. Jayvian Isaiah Bergin was nearly beaten to death and rescued from his father's care Tuesday.... (More)
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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.
Updated: 8:18 AM 8/20/2014NEW 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)
Updated: 8:17 AM 8/20/2014WASHINGTON, 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)
Updated: 8:16 AM 8/20/2014SORRENTO - 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)
Updated: 8:16 AM 8/20/2014IBERVILLE 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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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.
Updated: 8:15 AM 8/20/2014METAIRIE - 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)
Updated: 7:09 AM 8/20/2014HAMMOND - 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)
Updated: 6:26 AM 8/20/2014BATON 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)
Updated: 6:00 AM 8/20/2014Another 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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Updated: 5:00 AM 8/20/2014The 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)
Updated: 4:28 AM 8/20/2014NEW 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)
Updated: 2:15 AM 8/20/2014HARVEY, 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)
Updated: 2:09 AM 8/20/2014FERGUSON, 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)
Updated: 2:05 AM 8/20/2014GAZA 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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Chief fired Tuesday
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Jamal Adams discusses the jump from high school to college...
Zach Mettenberger discusses his return to Louisiana in a preseason...
The LSU quarterback race has yet to identify a starter...
The Southern Jaguars have Willie Quinn back at practice after...
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