Updated: 12:30 PM 10/22/2014WASHINGTON - A federal jury has returned guilty verdicts for all four former Blackwater security guards charged in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad. The jury in Washington found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder. The three other three guards - Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and... (More)
Updated: 11:07 AM 10/22/2014DENVER - Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions. A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that... (More)
Updated: 10:56 AM 10/22/2014NEW ORLEANS - The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says federal emergency officials should recover nearly $13 million in Hurricane Katrina recovery aid awarded to Tulane University. The report also says Louisiana officials should review more than $290 million in recovery aid given to Tulane after... (More)
Updated: 9:50 AM 10/22/2014GARY, 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)
Updated: 9:18 AM 10/22/2014BATON 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)
Updated: 9:17 AM 10/22/2014BATON 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)
Updated: 9:17 AM 10/22/2014BATON 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)
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.
Updated: 9:16 AM 10/22/2014WRIGHT-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)
Updated: 7:56 AM 10/22/2014BATON 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)