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  • Governor Edwards to deliver keynote address at LSU graduation ceremony in May

    April 18, 2017 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards will deliver the keynote address at LSU's commencement ceremony on Friday, May 12, the university announced Tuesday. "We are pleased to welcome Gov. Edwards to campus to speak to our May graduates," LSU President F. King Alexander said. "Gov. Edwards has a long... more »
  • Helen Mirren to speak, receive honorary degree at Tulane ceremony

    March 7, 2017 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tulane University in New Orleans has announced that actress Helen Mirren will deliver the keynote address to graduates at its 2017 commencement. The ceremony is set for May 20 in the Superdome. Tulane's Monday news release says the English actress also will receive an honorary degree at... more »
  • Obama says Trump should push Russia on nukes

    January 18, 2017 2:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to continue trying to persuade Russia to reduce its nuclear stockpiles. In his final press conference as president Wednesday, Obama said that he tried to negotiate further reducing nuclear arsenals with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but he says Putin... more »
  • Edwards reflects on his first year as governor

    January 11, 2017 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor John Bel Edwards gave his remarks on his first year in office Wednesday. A full transcript of the governor's remarks can be found below: Good afternoon. Thank you all for being here. A year ago today, I took the oath of office with... more »
  • Obama says Biden was his 1st, best choice

    January 10, 2017 9:25 PM

    CHICAGO - President Barack Obama says choosing Joe Biden to be his vice president was the first and best choice he made. He says Biden - "the scrappy kid from Scranton who became Delaware's favorite son" - has not only been a great vice president during the past eight years,... more »
  • Congressman Cedric Richmond to deliver SU Commencement address

    April 28, 2016 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- United States Congressman Cedric Richmond will deliver the commencement address for the Southern University Baton Rouge 2016 Spring Commencement. Congressman Richmond represents Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He currently serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security where he works to ensure New... more »
  • Gov. John Bel Edwards addresses lawmakers Monday

    March 14, 2016 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards said he wants more from lawmakers as they began work Monday. The regular legislative session began around lunchtime, just a few days after a special session on the budget ended. The regular session will run until June 6. The governor said not... more »
  • Governor-elect Bel-Edwards addresses Southern University graduates

    December 11, 2015 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly 500 graduates at Southern University got their diplomas Friday morning. It was a major milestone in the lives of the students. But some said along with graduating they were also excited to listen to the commencement speaker for their class. "I was just really proud that... more »
  • Denzel Washington to deliver Dillard's commencement address

    March 13, 2015 3:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington will deliver the commencement address at Dillard University when 247 students graduate. The ceremony is at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 9. Dillard President Walter M. Kimbrough says the university is excited for Washington's participation in the graduation ceremony. He says Washington... more »
  • The State of the Union & You Play Video

    January 20, 2015 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - President Obama is set to deliver his annual State of the Union address before Congress tonight. The main focus of the speech is expected to be economics. It comes just a week after a study revealed the cost of living in Baton Rouge is too high... more »
  • Obama outlining mission to fight Islamic militants Play Video

    September 10, 2014 2:08 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time address Wednesday outlining an expanded military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly give him authority to arm moderate Syrian opposition forces fighting President Bashar Assad. But administration officials say Obama will press... more »
  • Obama to deliver prime-time address on militants

    September 9, 2014 11:09 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time address to the nation Wednesday to discuss his plans for expanding U.S. efforts to confront militants in Iraq and Syria. The White House says Obama will speak from the State Floor at 9 p.m. EDT. The White House says he will... more »
  • Michelle Obama to address Dillard graduates

    April 17, 2014 2:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The First Lady of the United States will address 243 graduating students along with their friends and family during Dillard University's 2014 commencement ceremony. The ceremony is set for May 10 at 10 a.m. Michelle Obama studied sociology and African-American studies at Princeton and graduated from Harvard... more »
  • Firefighters have trouble finding unidentifiable properties Play Video

    November 21, 2013 9:53 PM

    CENTRAL - Emergency responders say sometimes it is difficult to locate a residence they're called to for help because many homes do not have address in plain view. The problem is increasing in smaller, rural fire districts including Central, St. Amant and St. George in East Baton Rouge Parish.... more »
  • Obama: No ground troops, air campaign in Syria

    September 10, 2013 9:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is pledging that he won't deploy ground combat troops or wage a prolonged air campaign against Syria. In his speech to the nation Tuesday seeking public support for a possible military strike against President Bashar Assad's government, the president also promised he would not pursue... more »
  • Watch the president's LIVE address to the nation HERE

    September 10, 2013 4:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Obama is scheduled to address the nation tonight about a possible U. S. response to Syria using chemical weapons against rebel fights and civilians in its ongoing civil war. The president initially called chemical weapons use a "red line" he warned Syria not to cross. Obama... more »
  • President to address nation after Boston explosions

    April 15, 2013 4:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Obama scheduled a press conference to address the nation after a pair of explosions killed two and injured dozens at the Boston Marathon today. The president is scheduled to speak at 5:10 Central Time, according to the White House. Obama was briefed on Monday's explosions... more »
  • Obama speech sets stage for looming policy fights

    January 21, 2013 6:44 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has prepared a second inaugural address that broadly lays out his vision for the country's future while leaving the details of the policy fights over taxes, guns, immigration and other divisive issues for another day. White House aides say the president will not make a... more »

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