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  • Battle lines drawn over Livingston Parish budget

    December 2, 2013 2:27 PM

    LIVINGSTON- The stage is set for a showdown among Livingston Parish officials over spending when the Parish Council considers adopting a 2014 budget on Thursday. The chairmen of the council and its finance committee said amendments to the administration's proposed budget likely will be numerous, though neither would say whether... more »
  • Obama: GOP "grandstanding" in budget battle

    September 27, 2013 3:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says a failure to increase the government's borrowing authority would effectively shutter the economy. Obama told reporters at the White House Friday that would have a 'profound destabilizing effect' on the U.S. and global economies. He accused Republicans of "political grandstanding" and said what they... more »
  • Obama says GOP won't force government shutdown

    August 9, 2013 4:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he doesn't think congressional Republicans will force a government shutdown in this fall's budget fight. Obama said at a news conference Friday that the public would not understand a budget confrontation that leads to a cutoff of government services that could weaken the economy's... more »
  • New license plates will commemorate Battle of New Orleans

    May 16, 2013 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans will be commemorated on Louisiana's license plates, starting next year. Legislation received final passage Thursday with a unanimous vote of the Seante. It requires that license plates issued for private passenger vehicles from 2014 through 2015 should honor... more »
  • Kobe Bryant battles mom, NJ business over auction

    May 3, 2013 9:11 AM

    CAMDEN, N.J.- Kobe Bryant is in a court battle to try to keep his mother from auctioning off mementos from his high school days in Pennsylvania and his early NBA career. A southern New Jersey auction house is suing for the right to sell the stuff after the NBA star's... more »
  • Louisiana Veterans Home celebrates 30 years Play Video

    November 9, 2012 5:46 PM

    JACKSON - The Louisiana Veterans Home celebrated 30 years of service to American heroes with aservice to honor the security of the country, and recall the meaning of service for all Americans. WWII veteran Ranger Daniel Farley fought at Normandy. He landed with 73 enlisted men and three officers.... more »
  • Battle for Old Ferry Landing heats up in West Feliciana Parish Play Video

    October 5, 2012 6:14 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE-For years people in St. Francisville have used the Old Ferry landing as a boat launch, but now few will take that chance. One boater, who doesn't want his identity revealed said, "I want to be sure before I go onto somebody's property." According to lawyers for... more »
  • False River celebrates freedom with boats, water balloons

    July 4, 2012 5:55 PM

    NEW ROADS- The False River Boat Parade drew hundreds to the oxbow lake to celebrate Independence Day with friends and family. The traditional celebration's theme for this year was 'Save Our Saints,' something that had people decorating their piers and boats with 'Bounty-Gate' references. "I just decided to... more »
  • Wisconsin recall battle finally goes to voters

    June 4, 2012 3:12 PM

    MADISON, Wis. - The battle over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's agenda has attracted millions of dollars from out of state, campaign volunteers from across the country and months of concentrated attention from the two major political parties. But on Tuesday, the only voices that matter will be those of voters... more »
  • Political battle over student loans heating up

    April 26, 2012 7:00 AM

    WASHINGTON - Democrats and Republicans say they want to prevent the cost of federal loans from doubling for millions of students. But in an intensifying election-year battle, each party wants to pay for it with savings the other side hates. In the latest political chess move in the fight, Speaker... more »
  • Crews battle blazes at area homes

    March 20, 2012 6:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire officials are trying to figure out what sparked two early morning house fires in North Baton Rouge Tuesday. Both houses are reportedly abandoned. The first fire broke out just after 4 a.m. on Madison Ave. Moments later, crews responded to another fire at a... more »
  • Battle over roads likely to continue in Livingston Parish Play Video

    December 9, 2011 6:29 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The battle over roads continues in Livingston Parish, even after the recent election where the issue took center stage. This year, 31 roads were approved for repair work, but parish president Mike Grimmer has authorized work on about 23 of those projects. He said some are not... more »
  • Settlement reached over Livingston landfill

    October 6, 2011 6:10 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A 20 year battle over a Livingston landfill is finally over. Lawyers for property owners near the CECOS International site say a settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit filed in 1991. That is the same year the hazardous waste dump was closed by... more »
  • House GOP seeks to cut job training, heating aid

    September 29, 2011 5:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Republicans are setting the stage for another spending battle with Democrats -- one that could drag out for months. They've unveiled plans to cut federal money for job training, heating subsidies and grants to better-performing schools. The Republican draft measure for labor, health and education... more »
  • Budget battle brewing between lawmakers, administration

    May 17, 2011 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A battle over the budget is brewing at the Capitol. Lawmakers decided they want to spend your money differently than the Governor and the Jindal administration is furious. In the new plan, selling three prisons, using court settlement money for the TOPS Scholarship Program and increasing... more »
  • LSU, Arkansas football games move back to Fridays

    January 18, 2011 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU football fans now know what they'll be doing the day after Thanksgiving for the next two years. LSU announced today that their football regular-season finale against rival Arkansas, "The Battle for the Boot", will return to a Friday afternoon kickoff for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.... more »
  • Woman in Ascension Parish raises money for Alzheimer's

    September 24, 2010 4:40 PM

    Families affected by a loved one with Alzheimer’s live day to day battling the disease. Doctors don’t know what causes the brain disorder, but a woman in Ascension Parish is on a mission to fight it. News 2’s Sylvia Weatherspoon found out why Iva Tullier is stepping up... more »
  • Iraq veteran: 'Operation may be over, but war isn't'

    August 31, 2010 10:33 PM

    More than 4,400 troops died in the seven-year war in Iraq out of more than a million and a half that served. One survivor, a Baton Rouge native, said he's relieved the combat mission is over but does not think this is the end of the war. After six... more »
  • Oil spill legal mess likely one of costliest ever

    July 27, 2010 5:29 AM

    BP and the other companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill face multiplying lawsuits likely to spark one of the most drawn-out and expensive legal battles in U.S. history. Legal experts say the fight could easily consume the $20 billion BP set aside for the disaster. One veteran... more »

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