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  • Senate bill included amendment aiming to limit stripper weight

    May 18, 2016 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana Senate bill intended to restrict the age of employees at strip clubs included a proposed amendment to limit employed strippers' weights. The amendment was with withdrawn before the House voted on the bill. The original text of Senate Bill 468 banned strip clubs... more »
  • New taxes go in effect on April 1st; that's no joke Play Video

    March 31, 2016 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Smokers, drinkers, car renters and every shopper around Louisiana will be paying more for their purchases starting today. In addition to tax increases on cigarettes, alcohol and car rentals, a one percent increase in the state sales tax kicks in Friday. According to the Tax... more »
  • La. sales, cigarette and alcohol tax hikes kick in Friday Play Video

    March 30, 2016 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Smokers, drinkers, car renters and every shopper around Louisiana will be paying more for their purchases beginning Friday. Tax hikes on cigarettes, alcohol and car rentals are among many tax changes that take hold April 1. The biggest tax increase will hit nearly every person and business.... more »
  • Gulf Shores bans alcohol on beaches during Spring Break

    March 18, 2016 10:35 PM

    GULF SHORES – The City of Gulf Shores decided to ban alcohol on its beaches during the spring break season. Starting March 1st through April 17th all alcoholic products will be banned from the beaches, no matter how old the person consuming the beverage is. This ban prohibits any person... more »
  • Alcohol taxes to rise after rate hike receives final passage

    March 9, 2016 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's drinkers will soon be paying more for their wine and beer. A bill to boost the tax rates charged on alcohol won final passage Wednesday with a 71-23 House vote. The measure heads to Gov. John Bel Edwards, who supports the tax hike to help balance... more »
  • Louisiana House supports alcohol tax increase for budget

    March 6, 2016 8:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House has agreed to raise alcohol taxes to help bail out the state budget. The alcohol tax hike fell short last week of the 70 votes needed. But after two days of negotiations, several lawmakers changed their minds Sunday and the bill was advanced to... more »
  • Sin tax likely to increase Play Video

    February 17, 2016 8:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Smokers and drinkers could soon pay more for their vices. A number of tax increases were debated at the state capitol Wednesday. These "sin" taxes are on Governor Edwards wish list for tackling the states budget deficit. The increases could come as soon as April. The proposed increases... more »
  • Audit scolds Municipal Employees Retirement System former director Play Video

    January 25, 2016 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An audit released today scolded the Municipal Employees' Retirement System (MERS) over allegations money as misspent. The former director, Bob Rust, quit when this came to light last year. MERS is a system that invests money for nearly 11,000 employees from cities and towns across the... more »
  • State ATC commissioner leaving office at end of December

    November 17, 2015 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of Louisiana's Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control is leaving at the end of December. In a news release Tuesday, Commissioner Troy Hebert announced his resignation after serving in the post for the past five years. He says he looks forward to spending time... more »
  • ATC agents turn up illegal activity in 4 more Bourbon St. bars, strip clubs

    November 5, 2015 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert issued emergency suspensions for four more French Quarter bars after they were found to be in violation during the agency’s “Operation Trick or Treat” investigation. Hebert ordered the businesses to immediately stop the sale of alcohol and tobacco... more »
  • Judge blocks halt of liquor, tobacco sales at 4 strip clubs

    October 29, 2015 1:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans judge has temporarily blocked a state agency's order revoking the liquor and tobacco licenses of four French Quarter strip clubs. Civil District Judge Regina Woods on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order allowing The Mansion on Bourbon, Centerfolds and Lipstixx to resume selling... more »
  • Alcohol use suspected in deadly wreck

    September 16, 2015 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they believe alcohol was a factor in a deadly wreck which killed a college-bound teen in Baton Rouge Tuesday night. Cpl. Don Coppola with Baton Rouge Police said Tashadow Gray, 19, died in the wreck which happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 4600 block... more »
  • Muslim flight attendant suspended for not serving alcohol

    September 7, 2015 1:29 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A Muslim flight attendant says she was suspended by ExpressJet because of her refusal to serve alcohol due to her religious beliefs. Charee Stanley, 40, filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Detroit last week. Her attorney says the Atlanta-based airline initially agreed... more »
  • After warning, agents do undercover booze checks Play Video

    September 4, 2015 12:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A day after warning bars they'll be cracking down, Alcohol Tobacco Control agents used undercover operatives to look for businesses illegally selling alcohol to minors Thursday. The strike came two nights before LSU's first football game. The Tigers open the season at home Saturday night. ... more »
  • After parking lot arrest and ahead of football, bars talk underage drinking

    September 1, 2015 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Bar managers have been invited to a meeting with the head of the state Alcohol Tobacco Control. Commissioner Troy Hebert said he will meet with area bar business people Wednesday to discuss issues ahead of LSU and Southern University home football games. LSU opens the season... more »
  • ATC issues 800+ citations during summer crackdown

    August 11, 2015 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control said their agents handed out 821 citations during their third summer enforcement sweep intended to catch businesses selling to minors. ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert said 460 citations were for selling alcohol to minors, while 361 were for tobacco... more »
  • Hammond council refuses to allow bars to open on Sundays

    July 22, 2015 8:30 AM

    HAMMOND- Establishments that serve only alcoholic drinks will remain shuttered in Hammond on Sundays. The city council decided Tuesday against adopting an ordinance that would have changed the years-old law. Despite pleas from a long procession of speakers advocating a Sunday open bar policy, the council voted 3-2 to reject... more »
  • Hammond council considers Sunday alcohol sales in bars

    July 8, 2015 11:12 AM

    HAMMOND, La. - Bars will be allowed to open and serve alcohol on Sundays if the Hammond City Council adopts an ordinance introduced by Councilman Lemar Marshall on Tuesday. The Daily Star reports Marshall's proposal would let bars operate at the same hours as restaurants with bars are allowed to... more »
  • LSU police increase security for weekend festivities

    May 21, 2015 7:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Huge crowds will be pouring into Tiger Stadium over the weekend for a bevy of musical performances. LSU police say they're gearing up for the increased attendance. Taylor Swift will kick off the festivities Friday night with a performance in Tiger Stadium. She'll be followed by the... more »
  • Police: Alcohol could be a factor in early morning fatal crash

    April 12, 2015 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person died and another injured in a crash Sunday morning. Police say alcohol could be a factor in a crash around 3:00 a.m. where the driver of a sedan, Dennis Bridges, 51, failed to stop at a red light and crossed into on-coming traffic. ... more »
  • Spring Break Busted: LSU students accused of hauling alcohol to Gulf Shores

    April 7, 2015 11:56 AM

    GULF SHORES, AL - Sheriff's deputies in Mobile County interrupted someone's Spring Break plans after investigators said they busted four LSU students under the age of 21 with more than a hundred cases of beer and liquor. Lori Myles with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office said the four teens... more »
  • Labels to say how many calories in that Johnnie Walker shot

    March 19, 2015 6:37 PM

    NEW YORK - Want to know how many calories are in your shot of Johnnie Walker or your pint of Guinness? You're about to find out. Diageo, the global alcohol giant behind those brands, along with Smirnoff, Bailey's, Bushmills and others, says it will put alcohol-content and nutrition information on... more »
  • Underage alcohol sales decline this Mardi Gras

    February 20, 2015 6:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Agents with the state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control report they found fewer business selling alcohol and tobacco products to underage customers during a recent Mardi Gras crackdown, as compared with a similar crackdown in 2014. Compliance checks were conducted at 860 businesses in seven parishes... more »
  • ATC says "troublesome" number of bars serving minors

    February 13, 2015 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Alcohol control officials released details Friday about efforts to crack down on underage drinking ahead of Mardi Gras and said they're concerned how many bars aren't following the law. Louisiana Alcohol Tobacco and Control said agents did more than 600 compliance checks since Feb. 2. Of... more »
  • ATC office worker fired, arrested after thefts

    November 26, 2014 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police said an Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control employee was fired after an investigation into workplace thefts at the Baton Rouge office. Troopers said Lindy Tullier, an ATC office worker, was arrested and accused of stealing cash from her co-workers' purses. State Police... more »
  • Council Members aim to abolish ABC Board

    November 19, 2014 10:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two metro council members are considering a move to abolish the Alcohol Beverage Control Board, saying they are not doing enough to keep alcohol out of poverty-stricken areas. Metro Council Members Tara Wicker and Donna Collins-Lewis are developing a resolution to get rid of the ABC... more »
  • Alcohol poisoning of handicapped child

    October 8, 2014 7:37 PM

    VERMONT- A couple was arraigned in the death of the woman's 13-year-old handicapped son who was fed alcohol through an IV. Vermont State Police say toxicology reports indicate the teen's blood alcohol content was .146 when the legally drunk level is .08. State troopers say their investigation showed Melissa Robitelle... more »
  • More schools are mixing beer, football at college stadiums

    August 22, 2014 2:01 PM

    Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players. A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones. North Texas, SMU... more »
  • FIFA official 'amazed' by WCup drunkenness

    July 2, 2014 12:19 PM

    RIO DE JANEIRO - FIFA's number two official has said he's "amazed" by the levels of drunkenness in Brazil's World Cup stadiums, reviving a debate over whether alcohol sales should have been allowed at matches in the first place. In an interview with Brazil's sports television network SporTV, Jerome Valcke... more »
  • 300 busted in illegal booze, tobacco sales Play Video

    July 1, 2014 9:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Alcohol and Tobacco Control say the summer months are prime for underage drinking. In their first month of their Summer Crackdown, ATC issued 331 violations for underage alcohol and tobacco sales. "There's nothing good that can come out of selling alcohol to minors and we... more »
  • 'Medical issues' hospitalize Boston concertgoers

    June 26, 2014 5:48 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Authorities say 36 people were transported to the hospital and as many as 50 others were treated or evaluated at the scene during a an electronic dance music show featuring Swedish disc jockey Avicii at the TD Garden arena in Boston. Boston EMS Deputy Superintendent Mike Bosse... more »
  • Lawmakers OK expansion of alcohol sales at movies

    May 30, 2014 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Want a beer with your popcorn? A proposal to expand the number of movie theaters in Louisiana that could serve alcohol has squeaked to final passage, with a narrow vote of the state House. Lawmakers voted 53-44 for the idea, giving it the minimum support needed for... more »
  • ATF changes mind on just add water alcohol drink

    April 21, 2014 7:39 PM

    NEW YORK- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms took back its approval of a powdered alcohol product where you just add water. It's called "Palcohol" and it comes in a bag. An email to the Associated Press says the agency changed its mind, that the approval last... more »
  • Three deputies on leave, city officer charged after wreck

    April 8, 2014 2:25 PM

    NEW ROADS- A city police officer faces charges related to an alleged drunk driving crash and the deputies who investigated the wreck and did not arrest him at the scene have been suspended. At an afternoon news conference Tuesday, Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres said he suspended three... more »
  • Sources: Cop to be charged in alleged drunk driving crash

    April 7, 2014 5:44 PM

    NEW ROADS- Sources in Pointe Coupee Parish have told the WBRZ Investigative Unit a cop who allegedly drove drunk and caused a crash in New Roads will face charges. Our sources also tell us, the Deputies who investigated the crash that night, will also likely face disciplinary action. ... more »
  • Alcohol found, officer not tested after wreck Play Video

    March 31, 2014 4:34 PM

    NEW ROADS - According to a report released Monday, a New Roads police captain was not tested for alcohol in his system after wrecking his personal vehicle Friday night, even though officers on the scene said they smelled alcohol on his breath and found a partially-empty bottle of gin in... more »
  • Serious injury in crash; Alcohol and drugs suspected

    March 9, 2014 4:04 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - State Police say alcohol and drugs are suspected to be a factor in a two car crash on Saturday night. Police say the two cars collided at approximately 10:45 pm on La. 969 north of La. 66 near Angola State Penitentiary in West Feliciana Parish. ... more »
  • Talks brew over alcohol sales at Tiger Stadium

    March 6, 2014 8:37 PM

    BATON 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 »
  • Mother, son arrested in teen party investigation

    February 28, 2014 4:21 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies arrested an Ascension Parish woman and her 15-year-old son after a party where investigators said they found marijuana and alcohol. Deputies arrested 33-year-old Allison Michel's son on Feb. 21, then arrested Michel after investigators said they found evidence she bought alcohol for the party. ... more »
  • Ethel woman accused of fourth DWI

    February 24, 2014 1:14 PM

    ZACHARY - Authorities charged an East Feliciana Parish woman with her fourth DWI after a traffic stop early Sunday morning. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Zachary Police stopped 31-year-old Rachael Hobgood after she was seen drifting across the double yellow line. The arresting officer said he... more »
  • Deadly crash, alcohol suspected

    February 16, 2014 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say one female was killed in a single car crash at around 9:15 Saturday night. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition after she struck a tree on I-110 near Scenic Hwy. The passenger died... more »
  • 2 UT players arrested on alcohol-related charges

    February 9, 2014 5:00 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tn. - Authorities say Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and defensive lineman Danny O'Brien have been arrested on alcohol-related charges and resisting arrest. The Knox County Sheriff's Office says 22-year-old Johnson and 20-year-old O'Brien were taken into custody late Saturday. Johnson, a first-team all-Southeastern Conference selection last season, was charged... more »
  • Lawsuit: Chief sexually assaulted woman in custody Play Video

    January 17, 2014 5:46 PM

    SORRENTO - A lawsuit filed Friday alleges embattled Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot forced a woman in his custody to perform oral sex on him inside the police department. The suit filed by attorney Tregg Wilson alleges Theriot initially responded to a call about an intoxicated woman on the... more »
  • Theater chain wants to sell alcohol in Baton Rouge

    December 4, 2013 6:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- Baton Rouge's two AMC Theatres are seeking permission to sell beer, wine and liquor. The two movie theater complexes would have to be rezoned to allow alcohol sales. The chain, based in Leawood, Kan., sells alcohol at 50 other locations, including ones in Metairie and Harahan. Baton... more »
  • Movies, popcorn and beer in Baton Rouge

    December 2, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will be asked to decide if at least one movie theater should be allowed to sell alcohol. Wednesday, the Metro Council's planning and zoning board will vote on a rezoning request by the AMC movie theater near the Mall of Louisiana. The theater wants to... more »
  • Are DWI checkpoints working? Play Video

    November 27, 2013 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is giving credit to law enforcement agencies for the decrease in deadly car crashes where alcohol is at fault. "Since we started doing checkpoints, since we started encouraging no refusals, since we started doing DWI courts and doing more outreach and... more »
  • 911 call, pictures of wild party released

    October 22, 2013 11:45 PM

    SORRENTO- A father was concerned for the safety of what he believed to be a hundred or more drunk teenagers when he called 911 to report an underage, wild party in Ascension Parish this weekend. The 911 recordings were released exclusively to the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit Tuesday,... more »
  • New brews on hold during goverment shutdown Play Video

    October 11, 2013 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The budget showdown is brewing more problems, and it's put many craft beers on hold. "It was never anything that we really saw coming," Tin Roof Brewery Owner William Mcghee said. His business was caught off guard when a the release a Christmas ale was... more »
  • BRPD gets grant for safety efforts

    October 11, 2013 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department has received a grant from the state Highway Safety Commission that will be used to fund 16,000 hours of man power to enforce impaired driving, seat belt use, speeding and underage drinking. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely says the program aims to reduce alcohol-related... more »
  • Parish leaders: women don't have to put their clothes on

    September 24, 2013 10:42 PM

    GREENSBURG- Strip clubs currently operating in St. Helena Parish can continue to employee nearly naked women, and won't have to follow new rules set by parish leaders recently. The police jury set new laws for clubs that open in the parish, but won't require clubs already open to follow... more »
  • Vote OKs Sunday alcohol sales by Hammond retailers

    September 5, 2013 8:52 AM

    HAMMOND - Hammond grocery stores will soon be able to sell alcohol on Sundays. A 4-1 vote of the Hammond City Council on Tuesday night approved an ordinance for retail sales of alcohol on Sundays at grocerty stores and similar establishments. Mayor Mayson Foster said he would sign the ordinance... more »
  • 22k screened at checkpoints this summer

    August 21, 2013 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Data released late Wednesday show proof, police are cracking down on people who drive drunk. From July 1 to August 18, there were 17 checkpoints where 22,000 vehicles were screened. In the summer checkpoint season, 203 people have been arrested. Authorities have promised a show-of-force through... more »
  • Cockfighting princess sold booze to customers

    August 20, 2013 7:58 PM

    PORTLAND, OREGON- A Romanian princess and her husband accused of holding cockfighting derbies sold food and alcohol at the affairs. Investigators say two informants secretly recorded the cockfights over a period of a year and say the videos show Irina Walker, the daughter of the last king of Romania and... more »
  • Spanish Town residents against stores alcohol expansion Play Video

    July 12, 2013 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Spanish Town is known as a laid-back, peaceful Baton Rouge neighborhood, and some residents feel the sale of packaged liquor in the area could jeopardize that. Taylor Blanche recently purchased Capitol Grocery on Spanish Town Road and Seventh Street. He's applied for a packaged liquor permit,... more »
  • ATC busts stores for selling to minors during undercover investigation Play Video

    June 27, 2013 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An 18-year-old walked into a Baton Rouge convenience store recently and bought an alcoholic beverage, without any repercussions. The catch is that she was part of a recent undercover sting by Alcohol and Tobacco Control. The undercover operative was wearing a camera and followed by... more »
  • Tougher drunken driving threshold recommended

    May 14, 2013 12:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal accident investigators recommended Tuesday that states cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries. The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05... more »
  • Bill could allow guns in restaurants Play Video

    May 2, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A bill making headway in the legislature could allow people to bring weapons into restaurants. The proposed law, authored by Rep. Henry Burns (R-Haughton), has already been approved by the House and is pending a Senate Judiciary hearing. Burns told News 2, the law was originally... more »
  • Bars in La. could see concealed guns approved

    May 2, 2013 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Restaurant owners are watching a bill which is intended to allow people with concealed carry permits to bring their weapons into bars. The House already approved HB 48 by Rep. Henry Burns (R-Haughton), and it is currently scheduled for a Senate Judiciary committee hearing. The... more »
  • Strip club talk tabled

    May 1, 2013 10:15 PM

    GREENSBURG- Leaders in St. Helena Parish tabled discussion about changing parish laws dealing with strip clubs. Wednesday night, the police jury was set to talk about outlawing alcohol at establishments where there is nudity or certain physical contact. But, jurors pushed the talk back another two weeks. Leaders... more »
  • Nudity ordinance concerning strip clubs pushed back Play Video

    April 23, 2013 10:14 PM

    GREENSBURG - Strip clubs are turning up the heat in St. Helena, where some are calling for a ban on the adult business. Tuesday, the parish police jury was supposed to discuss an ordinance that would prohibit nudity and certain physical contact at establishments where alcohol is sold. The... more »
  • St. Patrick's Day bar crackdown Play Video

    March 15, 2013 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Along with all the festivities this weekend, comes a safety precaution from Alcohol & Tobacco Control: card hard and drink responsibly. ATC Special Agent Jeff Barthelemy visited a number of Baton Rouge bars today, to make sure every bar employee knows to check identification and to... more »
  • City leaders approve historic alcohol law, allowing 24/7 sales

    March 13, 2013 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For the first time, ever, alcohol will be sold around the clock at some establishments. Wednesday evening, Metro Council approved a special permit allowing sales at casinos. It passed 7 to 4. more »
  • 24/7 alcohol sales, elected chief up for discussion Wednesday

    March 12, 2013 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Wednesday, city leaders could make a historic change and allow 24-hour liquor sales. The sales would only be allowed on riverboat casinos, if Metro Council approves the change. Currently, city laws don't allow sales after 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and midnight Sunday. Among other... more »
  • 2 Your Health stories for March 11, 2013 Play Video

    March 11, 2013 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 11, 2013: People in Louisiana are getting hit by a double-dose of the flu and seasonal allergies. The former is still lingering around the state while constant weather changes have caused the latter to show up early.... more »
  • Health stories for March 6, 2013 Play Video

    March 6, 2013 6:30 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 6, 2013 - Keeping the alcohol sealed may help reduce your risk of cancer. A report found a strong link between alcohol and cancer. Heavy drinkers face the biggest risk, but even a drink a day... more »
  • La. bans use of welfare money on tobacco, liquor

    March 1, 2013 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's social services department has banned the spending of welfare money on cigarettes, alcohol and lottery tickets. The new regulations were issued Friday by the Department of Children and Family Services. They also include restrictions that prohibit the use of a welfare electronic benefit card at liquor... more »
  • 24/7 alcohol sales law introduced

    February 27, 2013 8:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A law change was introduced at the city's Metro Council meeting Wednesday, to allow alcohol sales 24/7 at some establishments. The ordinance would allow riverboat casinos to get a special license to sell after other bars are required to close. The item will eventually be available... more »
  • BR casinos could get okay to sell alcohol 24/7

    February 27, 2013 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A few months after changing city law and allowing more alcohol sales on Sunday, city leaders will discuss the possibility of allowing some Baton Rouge establishments to sell alcohol at all hours of the day. Discussions begin at Wednesday night's Metro Council on a special, 24/7 liquor... more »
  • Investigation: teen buys booze Play Video

    February 13, 2013 6:08 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused drugs among youth in the United States, responsible for thousands of deaths each year. In a WBRZ investigation, News Two went undercover with state agents to Denham Springs stores to see how they make sure underage teens aren't... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 1, 2013 Play Video

    February 1, 2013 2:39 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 1, 2013 - People are going red in February for heart month, to make sure you stay heart healthy and know the signs of heart disease. There are "Go Red" events all over the country, including in... more »
  • Alcohol and Drug Center looking to expand Play Video

    January 31, 2013 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge area Alcohol and Drug Center is expanding. The facility has been at its current location for 40 years and is quickly outgrowing its space. With a waiting list which runs 600 people deep, many who need help are turned away. To accommodate... more »
  • Ethel man killed in single vehicle accident

    January 29, 2013 10:16 AM

    GREENSBURG - State police say a 21-year-old Ethel man died in a single vehicle crash in St. Helena Parish. The accident happened before 8 p.m. Monday and La. Highway 38 west of Greensburg. Troopers say Evan Vides was westbound when his pickup failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway... more »
  • Houma nightclub warned to clean up its act

    January 28, 2013 2:43 AM

    HOUMA - Louisiana's top alcohol enforcement official has warned a downtown Houma nightclub that whether it remains open will depend on how well it responds to public complaints about trash and disturbances. Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert on Friday gave the owner of Houma's City Club 10 days... more »
  • Baton Rouge ranked one of America's "drunkest" places

    January 10, 2013 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Apparently, people in the Capital City like to drink. And, according to The Daily Beast- a news and opinion website- the city is one of the drunkest in America. Editors used a variety of questions and averages to make their list of " America's 25 Drunkest Cities... more »
  • Oregon beer lover makes brew for dogs: Dawg Grog

    January 7, 2013 12:33 PM

    BEND, Ore. - An Oregon man who loves beer and loves his dog has concocted some hooch for the pooch. Daniel Keeton works at Bend's Boneyard Brewery tasting room and calls his canine creation Dawg Grog. KTVZ reports there's no alcohol in the doggie brew. Ingredients include vegetable broth and... more »

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