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  • Deadline for disaster unemployment assistance extended

    September 1, 2016 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission is extending the disaster unemployment assistance application period to Oct. 14 for those who have been affected by the recent historic flooding. Parishes included in the application period are: Acadia, Ascension, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis,... more »
  • 'Ban the box' bill passes House committee Play Video

    April 20, 2016 3:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bipartisan push to prevent state employers from asking job applicants about criminal histories until after interviews has received House committee backing. Rep. C. Denise Marcelle, a Baton Rouge Democrat, says her "ban the box" bill joins a national movement to employ former inmates. “We need... more »
  • BESE BOARD APPROVES TWO CHARTER SCHOOLS FOR EBR PARISH

    December 2, 2015 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education gave the final approval for two charter schools for the parish at a meeting on Wednesday. The President of BESE, Chas Roemer told News Two that most of the discussion happened at a committee meeting Tuesday. The vote... more »
  • LSU Baseball taking applications for 2016 Batgirls

    October 26, 2015 7:26 PM

    Baton Rouge - Applications for the 2016 LSU Bat Girls squad are live online, and they’ll be accepted for consideration into next month. The deadline for applying for the position is Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 5 p.m. The application is available at www.lsusports.net/batgirls . After an initial screening,... more »
  • College Goal Sunday relieves stress of applying for FAFSA Play Video

    February 27, 2015 6:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Preparing for the financial burden of college can be a hassle for students and parents. There's an opportunity for you to relieve some of that pressure this weekend. Financial aid professionals from around the area will be on hand at College Goal Sunday to help you... more »
  • Parents prepare for school voucher deadline Play Video

    January 14, 2015 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parents preparing to apply for state education vouchers for their children next year told News 2 getting one is like winning the lottery. "My kids' attitudes, they have great personalities now," said Ruby Moberly, mom of four. "[They] were in the [East Baton Rouge Parish] school... more »
  • Officials set Feb. 27 application deadline for voucher program

    January 14, 2015 3:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The application period has opened for parents interested in sending their students to private school next year through Louisiana's taxpayer-funded voucher program. The state education department says applications for the 2015-16 school year are due Feb. 27. They're available at participating schools or online at www.louisianabelieves.com .... more »
  • US jobless aid applications rise to 283,000

    October 23, 2014 7:38 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam. The Labor Department says applications rose 17,000 last week to... more »
  • Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 287K

    October 9, 2014 9:02 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Slightly fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average number of applications in the past month to an eight-year low. The Labor Department says weekly applications fell 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended Oct. 4. That is the fourth straight week... more »
  • Applications for US unemployment rise to 293K

    September 25, 2014 7:40 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago. Despite the rise, the level of applications remains near pre-recession levels, a sign hiring will remain healthy. The Labor Department says weekly unemployment benefit applications rose 12,000 to a seasonally... more »
  • Healthcare sign-up deadline extended

    March 26, 2014 11:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is giving more time for people to complete applications for health insurance, if they had already started the process. Health and Human Service spokesman Aaron Albright said the administration will be ready to help people "in line" by the March 31 deadline finish their... more »
  • La. backs off health care act-funded program

    August 23, 2013 11:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has withdrawn an application to participate in a home-health care program for low-income people that would have been funded through President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The state had applied to take part in the law's Community First Choice Program, which increases federal... more »
  • People denounce plans for new landfill

    July 15, 2013 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People had a stern message for state environmental leaders who will make the final decision about a landfill in the northern area of the parish. A small crowd gathered Monday night for a meeting about the facility planned for Brooklawn Drive, about two miles west of Scenic... more »
  • Meeting tonight over landfill permit application Play Video

    July 15, 2013 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Metro Council members scheduled a community meeting Monday night to provide information about a company applying for a landfill permit in East Baton Rouge Parish. Trae Welch and Chauna Banks-Daniel scheduled the meeting to discuss the application by Louisiana Land Acquisitions, a company which has... more »
  • Head Start to hold Recruitment Day this Saturday Play Video

    April 3, 2013 9:50 AM

    The East Baton Rouge Head Start Program is accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. This weekend, seven Head Start Centers will host Recruitment Fun Day, when parents can tour the facilities, ask questions and apply for the Early Head Start and Head Start programs. Fun Day takes... more »
  • City leaders approve projects for Costco in BR

    January 23, 2013 12:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved some project specs for wholesaler Costco. The store is set to be built on the site of the old Coca Cola bottling plant near Airline and I-12. City leaders heard concerns from people about the plan. Some are worried about traffic in the... more »

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