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    GOP-led House approves lawsuit against Obama

    GOP-led House approves lawsuit against Obama

    Updated: 5:41 PM 7/30/2014

    WASHINGTON - A sharply divided House has approved a Republican plan to file an election-season federal lawsuit against President Barack Obama. The suit will contend that Obama has exceeded his constitutional powers in the way he has enforced the 2010 health care law. The vote was 225 to 201. Democrats... (More)
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    Seared New York Strip with braised kale

    Updated: 5:21 PM 7/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Galatoire's Bistro Executive Chef Kelley McCann visited the kitchen on this afternoon's News 2 at 4 to create a dish of seared New York strip over braised kale that is as palatable as it is pretty. The chef starts with a seared NY Strip and then... (More)
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    House approves VA health care overhaul

    House approves VA health care overhaul

    Updated: 3:51 PM 7/30/2014

    WASHINGTON - The House has approved a compromise bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care. The 420-5 vote Wednesday sends the bill to the Senate, where approval is expected by the end of the week. The $16.3 billion measure is intended to help veterans avoid... (More)
  • Local News

    I-10 West open after crash with injuries

    I-10 West open after crash with injuries

    Updated: 3:45 PM 7/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 westbound traffic slowed to a halt on Wedneday afternoon as an accident with injuries closed lanes and caused afternoon traffic to stack up. State police said the left and center lanes of the interstate between Siegen Lane and Bluebonnet Boulevard were closed as law enforcement... (More)
  • State News

    Retirement system reviewing last-minute law change

    Retirement system reviewing last-minute law change

    Updated: 3:30 PM 7/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation into the last-minute passage of a pension hike for the state police superintendent continues, despite Col. Mike Edmonson's decision not to accept the increase. Irwin Felps, executive director of the Louisiana State Police Retirement System, said Wednesday the system's attorneys are reviewing whether the law... (More)
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  • Local News

    I-110 South open again after 18-wheeler crash

    I-110 South open again after 18-wheeler crash

    Updated: 2:51 PM 7/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A major accident involving two 18-wheelers and one passenger vehicle closed I-110 South at North 9th Street shortly before 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning, according to LADOTD. LADOTD provided an updated at 1 p.m. that reported the right lane was back open with the left still... (More)
  • State News

    Hearing dates set in both Common Core lawsuits

    Hearing dates set in both Common Core lawsuits

    Updated: 2:51 PM 7/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Mid-August hearing dates have been set for dueling lawsuits over Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools. Judge Tim Kelley will hear arguments Aug. 15 in a lawsuit filed by 17 state lawmakers who are seeking an immediate suspension of the multi-state English... (More)
  • Local News

    Man wanted for rape of juvenile arrested

    Man wanted for rape of juvenile arrested

    Updated: 2:30 PM 7/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a man from Baker accused of engaging in sexual acts with a juvenile after the 11-year-old victim came forward on Tuesday. An arrest warrant for Edward Hackett, 31, was issued the same day after detectives interviewed the girl who said the man... (More)
  • State News

    New suit claiming Chinese drywall destroyed homes

    New suit claiming Chinese drywall destroyed homes

    Updated: 2:15 PM 7/30/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for people who say defective Chinese drywall wrecked their homes have filed a new lawsuit against the manufacturers. It adds a new defendant - the Chinese commission that oversees 117 widespread companies including aerospace, nuclear power and electronics. Attorney Lenny Davis says, "We're trying to get... (More)
  • National News

    Houston firm offers space flights for pet remains

    Houston firm offers space flights for pet remains

    Updated: 1:01 PM 7/30/2014

    HOUSTON - A Houston company that already sends human remains out of this world will offer the same memorial space flights for four-legged loved ones. Celestis Inc. on Wednesday announced that rockets carrying the cremated remains of dogs and cats will start this fall. Spokeswoman Pazia Schonfeld says the cost... (More)
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  • International News

    US condemns Israeli shelling of UN school in Gaza

    US condemns Israeli shelling of UN school in Gaza

    Updated: 12:31 PM 7/30/2014

    WASHINGTON - The United States is condemning Israel's shelling of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering displaced Palestinians. It's the sharpest criticism the U.S. has leveled at Israel over the more than three weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza. White House spokeswoman... (More)
  • National News

    Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Updated: 12:22 PM 7/30/2014

    WASHINGTON - Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov website last fall. The Government Accountability Office - the investigative agency of Congress - will report Thursday on its... (More)
  • State News

    NOPD officer accused of sex charges with juvenile

    NOPD officer accused of sex charges with juvenile

    Updated: 12:18 PM 7/30/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A 26-year veteran of the New Orleans police force was placed on emergency suspension on Tuesday after he was arrested on sex charges with a juvenile. Officer Willie Gant was booked into Orleans Parish Prison on two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and two counts... (More)
  • Local News

    Man kills himself during police encounter

    Man kills himself during police encounter

    Updated: 12:00 PM 7/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they were following a reported stolen car Wednesday when the driver pulled over and shot himself.

    Details are preliminary and police are still on the scene at the South Sherwood Forest fast food restaurant where the shooting happened around 11 a.m.

    The dead man's identity is not yet available.

    We will have more information as it becomes available with full coverage starting on News 2 at 4.

     

  • Local News

    Baton Rouge Zoo opens Indian rhino exhibit

    Baton Rouge Zoo opens Indian rhino exhibit

    Updated: 11:22 AM 7/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A 2-year-old female Indian rhinoceros has arrived at BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo as part of the zoo's new rhino exhibit. The 2,750 pound rhinoceros came from the zoo in Miami, and is the only Indian rhino in Louisiana. The Baton Rouge Zoo now has two different... (More)
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