Updated: 8:53 AM 3/7/2014ELIZABETHTOWN, KY - Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs has become the first woman to take command over Fort Knox and U.S. Army Cadet Command. The change of command ceremony took place Thursday at the central Kentucky Army post. Combs, who's served in the Army for 28 years, succeeds Maj. Gen.... (More)
Updated: 8:12 AM 3/7/2014BATON ROUGE - "Without water, we're Arkansas." That was Ret. U.S. Army General Russell L. Honore's message when he visited 2une In Friday to discuss the GreenARMY Event: Louisiana Water Festival. He and other volunteers with the GreenARMY are inviting everyone to join them at the Louisiana State Capital... (More)
Updated: 6:50 AM 3/7/2014BERLIN - Authorities say they received a threat that a terrorist attack was planned on a plane carrying Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk home after he had addressed European Union leaders in Brussels. Austria's Interior Ministry said Friday that after receiving a security warning from German flight controllers, SWAT teams... (More)
Updated: 6:45 AM 3/7/2014PRAIRIEVILLE - Lenten season, the 40-day period leading up to Easter is observed by Catholics as a time to reflect and repent. It's also a time to fast from certain luxuries and meat on Fridays. Restaurants are busy preparing specials to accommodate those observing, and stocking up on supplies.... (More)
Updated: 6:45 AM 3/7/2014BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says aligning Louisiana's educational systems to state workforce needs will be his top priority for the legislative session that begins Monday. In an interview with The Associated Press, the Republican governor outlined items he's pushing with lawmakers. At the top of the list, he'll... (More)
Updated: 6:38 AM 3/7/2014WINNSBORO - LSU AgCenter scientists are warning Louisiana farmers about a new pest infiltrating sorghum crops, and urging them to be on the lookout. Entomologist David Kerns, in a news release Thursday, says sugarcane aphids were seen infesting sorghum in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Oklahoma last year. Kerns says it's... (More)
Updated: 6:31 AM 3/7/2014BATON ROUGE - Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne wants a pro-Medicaid expansion group to stop using the state's tourism marketing slogan in its billboard campaign. Dardenne said a cease-and-desist notice has been issued to those behind the MoveOn group's billboard, which plays on the state's "Pick Your Passion" tourism message. The... (More)
Updated: 10:49 PM 3/6/2014BATON ROUGE - LSU fans say they welcome the idea of being able to enjoy a cold brew in Tiger Stadium. The SEC is prepared to review the alcohol policy for any neutral site game or home game played off campus, according to a report. LSU athletic director... (More)
Updated: 7:48 PM 3/6/2014
MADISON, WISCONSIN- Oscar Mayer says its developed a bacon-scented app for the iPhone for people who want to wake up to the smell and sound of sizzling bacon to draw them out of bed.
To emit a small puff of bacon, the user needs an external device that plugs into the headphone jack.
The app makes the sound of bacon sizzling in the frying pan.
The aroma-producing device won't be sold in stores, so Oscar Mayer is giving away 4,700 of them starting Thursday.
Updated: 6:31 PM 3/6/2014BATON ROUGE- At least two runners who signed up for the Cosmic Run 5k race got a refund from organizers after the venue and date of the event was changed less than two weeks before the scheduled date. On Tuesday, the Cosmic Run told runners that they would have... (More)