October 31, 2013 9:43 AM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - School leaders in West Feliciana Parish say a student in their district will face disciplinary action for allegedly bringing a weapon on school grounds.
According to Superintendent Hollis Milton, someone alerted staff members Wednesday that a student had an unloaded firearm while participating in an extracurricular... more »
October 30, 2013 7:51 AM
LIVINGSTON - Officials are moving forward with plans to build a community college in Livingston Parish. The Louisiana Community and Technical College System says officials plan to build a new college and workforce training center that would offer a wide range of programs, including general education, allied health, welding and... more »
October 25, 2013 6:09 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police say two men exchanged gunfire early Friday near an apartment complex on the outskirts of LSU.
Officials say the incident happened just after midnight in the 200 block of W. Roosevelt St.
The suspect shot the victim, 23-year-old Adonis Forbes, who was taken to... more »
October 3, 2013 7:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - Devin Parker testified Thursday that he was with Casey Gathers and Michael Lewis when the they murdered two LSU graduate students.
According to Parker, he and the two defendants never discussed a plan to rob or kill anyone before entering the apartment on LSU's campus. Parker... more »
September 13, 2013 11:27 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Community College will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Westside Campus in Plaquemine next week.
The new $3.5 million dollar facility will be located at 25250 Tenant Road. It will be over 15,000 square feet and include four classrooms, plus industrial shops,... more »
August 22, 2013 5:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - Around 2,500 students lugged bags, suitcases, and furniture onto the LSU campus today for the official on-campus move-in.
The university said most of those students are freshmen, and 700 volunteers including student-athletes are on hand to help them get settled.
"We're getting them introduced to... more »
August 21, 2013 6:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU is looking for $450 million dollars to cover maintenance projects which have been repeatedly put off across the campus, including improvements to the building where historic maps are housed.
John Anderson, the director of the Cartographic Information Center, said he has to stay vigilant to... more »
August 16, 2013 5:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - Students at LSU can expect some changes on campus when classes begin.
Crews are currently installing new crosswalks and landscaping on Dalrymple Drive that's expected to ease traffic and make it safer for pedestrians.
"We're taking the straightaways out, we're putting in angle parking and... more »
August 2, 2013 4:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - Today several law enforcement agencies took part in a training exercise placing a gunman at the LSU Lab School.
Officers say a shooter on campus is something no one wants to see, but they have to be prepared for.
"There are so many different variables... more »
April 19, 2013 2:33 AM
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Police at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say a suspect in the fatal shooting of an officer is no longer on campus.
No arrests have been made in the MIT officer's shooting. The shooter is being sought.
But MIT said Friday on its website it's... more »
April 12, 2013 10:18 AM
GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina A&T State University has lifted a lockdown imposed after reports of a man with a rifle on campus. The university updated its website Friday afternoon to advise students and staff that the lockdown was no longer in effect. Prior to the lockdown being lifted, A&T... more »
April 9, 2013 5:21 PM
CYPRESS, Texas - Authorities have a suspect in custody in today's stabbing attack at a Texas college campus that left more than a dozen people wounded. They say he's a student at the school. They initially believed that there might be a second suspect -- but they now say there... more »
March 21, 2013 10:25 AM
BATON ROUGE - Dr. King Alexander, the finalist selected for LSU's vacant president's office, started his tour of the university campus today.
Alexander is currently president of California State University at Long Beach. A search committee announced him as their finalist for the LSU president's job earlier this week.... more »
March 20, 2013 8:57 AM
COVINGTON- Delgado Community College will close its Covington campus at the end of the spring 2014 semester. School officials say classes will slowly be phased out in the months ahead. The Times-Picayune reports students will be directed to growing course offerings from Delgado's sister institution, Northshore Technical Community College, and... more »
March 12, 2013 12:40 PM
GONZALES - School officials announced plans to break ground on a new Gonzales campus for River Parishes Community College later this month.
"This building represents so much more than a bigger facility," said Dr. Joe Ben Welch, chancellor for RPCC. "It's a symbol of the growth of the River... more »
February 22, 2013 10:11 AM
ZACHARY - Law enforcement officials responded to Zachary High School this morning, after rumors surfaced yesterday about a possible threat to the campus.
Zachary Police Chief David McDavid says extra officers and East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies went to the school this morning "out of an abundance of caution,"... more »
January 24, 2013 5:57 PM
HOUSTON - Texas authorities are still seeking a second suspect charged after an argument at a Houston-area community college erupted in gunfire that wounded three people. Court documents released Thursday say the Tuesday shooting happened when two men argued after bumping into each other. One suspect was arrested that day,... more »
January 23, 2013 3:12 PM
HOUSTON- Authorities say they don't expect to file charges against a 25-year-old man who they say was involved in an argument that escalated into gunfire at a Houston-area community college. The two men who were arguing and a bystander were shot in the incident Tuesday outside the library at the... more »
January 23, 2013 10:09 AM
HOUSTON - One of the people hospitalized after yesterday's shooting on a Texas community college campus has been booked on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Sheriff's officials say Carlton Berry will be arraigned tomorrow. His condition, and the condition of the other person believed to have... more »
January 22, 2013 1:11 PM
HOUSTON - Authorities say the shooting at a Texas community college was the result of an altercation between two people, and at least one was a student. Harris County Sheriff's Maj. Armando Tello says a college maintenance man was injured in the crossfire. Tello says officers were called to the... more »
January 21, 2013 11:38 PM
PLAQUEMINE- School resource officers will be increased at schools in Iberville Parish.
The Sheriff's Department is adding to its force in the wake of the school shooting in Connecticut.
Experienced deputies are being moved from the patrol division to schools. Additional deputies will be hired to fill the... more »
January 15, 2013 1:09 PM
BASTROP - Morehouse Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 17-year-old Bastrop High School student who somehow managed to get onto the campus with a 45-caliber, semi-automatic pistol and a loaded magazine on his body. Morehouse Parish Schools Superintendent George Noflin tells The News-Star it was the student's parents who notified... more »
December 10, 2012 8:56 AM
LAFAYETTE - Work to replace the façade of Fletcher Hall on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus, repairing extensive water damage to the building, will get under way early next year.
William Crist, the university's facilities director, says the major renovation involves resealing and refinishing the entire exterior... more »
December 7, 2012 4:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU's governing board has re-approved its plans to merge the jobs of university system president and flagship campus chancellor. The Board of Supervisors unanimously backed the idea Friday in its second vote on the issue. The latest vote was designed to address concerns from the attorney general's... more »
November 14, 2012 5:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU plans to improve safety for cyclist by installing bike lanes on Dalrymple Drive east of Highland.
The plan is part of the "Easy Streets" project that aims to make campus easier to travel on foot and by bike.
Students say traveling on two wheels... more »
November 2, 2012 7:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU System's Board of Supervisors discussed the challenges they faced today as they begin their nationwide search for a new leader.
At today's meeting, board members said there were an unusually large number of openings for university presidents around the country, all in competition for... more »
November 1, 2012 9:58 AM
LOS ANGELES - Two men have been arrested for the Halloween shootings of four people on the University of Southern California campus.
USC police Capt. David Carlisle says two men outside the Ronald Tudor Campus Center party were arguing at about 11:30 p.m. when one of them pulled a... more »
October 31, 2012 4:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU Police asked for help identifying two men they believe stole a laptop while on the campus earlier this month.
Police said the theft happened Oct. 10, and released surveillance photos of the men they believe were involved.
Anyone with information about their identity should... more »
October 31, 2012 7:28 AM
BATON ROUGE- The LSU Board of Supervisors is expected to discuss, or even vote, Friday on a proposal to reorganize the LSU System under the flagship campus in Baton Rouge.
The meeting is scheduled just one week after the board merged the system president and Baton Rouge chancellor positions.... more »
October 19, 2012 4:43 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M University police say the school's campus has reopened after an emailed bomb threat prompted an evacuation and building-by-building search. A&M Police Lt. Allan Baron says officials still are searching some buildings Friday afternoon, but no bombs have been found and people are being allowed... more »
October 10, 2012 11:48 AM
MIAMI - A section of parking garage under construction at a Miami-Dade College campus has collapsed and a fire official says some workers are trapped in the rubble. Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue Lt. Arnold Piedrahita tells WSVN-TV that some workers could be heard calling from help inside the rubble shortly after Wednesday's... more »
September 27, 2012 7:56 AM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities in East Baton Rouge Parish are searching for a student they said may have pulled a gun during a school fight.
Sheriff's office spokesperson Casey Hicks said deputies were called to the fight at Glen Oaks High School around 7:10 a.m. today.
The school... more »
September 24, 2012 10:10 AM
WATSON - Livingston Parish school officials are hoping for an October move-in date for the new Live Oak High School campus in Watson but acknowledge it could be November before the new campus opens.
Hurricane Isaac set back construction after the slow-moving storm dropped 9.4 inches of rain over... more »
September 20, 2012 3:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - A federal grand jury returned an indictment today against the man accused of phoning in a bomb threat to the LSU campus earlier this week.
The grand jury charged William Bouvay Jr., 42, with one count of willfully conveying false information concerning the attempt to destroy... more »
September 18, 2012 10:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State University officials say everything is back to normal a day after a bomb threat spawned an evacuation of the Baton Rouge campus. University spokesman Herb Vincent said Tuesday LSU police are leading the investigation into the caller who phoned in a bomb threat Monday morning.... more »
August 13, 2012 2:33 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Police say two officers and one other person have been injured in a shooting near the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. Bryan Police spokesman Jon Agnew says the shooter is in custody Monday. Agnew says officers have established a perimeter around the area just... more »
August 13, 2012 1:24 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M University says a shooter has been taken into custody near its campus in College Station. The university issued a warning on its website just before 12:30 p.m. Monday warning of an active shooter near the campus football stadium, Kyle Field. The warning tells... more »
August 1, 2012 7:41 AM
BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway this morning after a shooting south of the LSU campus.
A man was found shot inside an apartment in the 4700 block of Tigerland Ave. just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Emergency officials took the victim to a nearby hospital, and police... more »
July 6, 2012 10:38 AM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Former Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell has enrolled at Alabama State and is expected to play for the Hornets this season.
Georgia coach Mark Richt dismissed Crowell last Friday after the sophomore was arrested on felony weapons charges.
Police said they found a gun in... more »
May 18, 2012 5:48 PM
BATON ROUGE- $100 million in budget cuts to the LSU system may not happen.
State senators say they don't like the financial hit on higher education and health care planned in next year's state budget. LSU System Interim President William Jenkins says that's good news for the Baton Rouge... more »
April 16, 2012 7:02 AM
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Each anniversary since the April 2007, massacre on the Virginia Tech campus, classes have been suspended for the day in memory of the 32 students and faculty killed in the rampage by a lone gunman who then killed himself. On Monday, the fifth anniversary of the deadliest... more »
February 9, 2012 11:02 AM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators want to know why a student brought a gun to Broadmoor Middle School Thursday morning.
Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said a student reported seeing two students with a gun.
School officials found the unloaded .25 caliber handgun in the... more »
February 8, 2012 2:33 PM
BATON ROUGE-- LSU is adding 170 new crime cameras to the roughly 300 already on campus.
Last semester, they helped solve at least five crimes on campus, according to Capt. Cory LaLonde with the LSU Police.
They also saved some departments thousands of dollars.
News 2's Stephanie... more »
December 11, 2011 10:32 AM
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A historic military college built on honor, is facing allegations of sex abuse on its campus.
Nine youngsters say they were abused by a man who once was a counselor at the college's summer camp.
The college received a complaint in 2007, never contacted police... more »
December 8, 2011 12:10 PM
BLACKSBURG, Va. - State police say the gunman who killed a police officer at Virginia Tech appears to have walked into a parking lot and shot the officer during a traffic stop. Sgt. Robert Carpentieri says it appears that the shooter also was not in the car that was pulled... more »
November 24, 2011 5:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - A tree crashed down across all four lanes of Nicholson Drive just north of the LSU campus this afternoon.
Police are redirecting traffic down Van Buren over to Highland Avenue until public works crews can clear the tree.
Authorities said the weather in the area... more »
November 23, 2011 12:12 PM
BATON ROUGE- LSU Police are asking for help in identifying a man seen stealing a gold/orange backpack with a laptop inside.
It happened on Nov. 16 in the Music & Dramatic Arts Building on campus.
Anyone with information leading to the identity of this man shown in these... more »
November 21, 2011 10:53 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a body found this morning at a Baton Rouge school's campus.
The woman is identified as 48-year-old Mona Lisa Seaberry.
Sgt. Don Kelly said officers responded to Dufrocq Elementary just after 9 a.m. He said school workers found a woman's body in... more »
November 17, 2011 2:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU Police have arrested a man for exposing himself to a female at Nicholson Apartments on the LSU Campus.
The female told police 40 year-old Timothy Burleson had been looking at her and masturbating while she was walking up the stairs of her building.
Burleson... more »
September 20, 2011 3:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- Dozens will gather tonight to remember the lives of murder victims in Baton Rouge.
The Night of Remembrance is being held at "The Chapel on Campus."
Trudy Fourmy will be a keynote speaker. She lost her son four years ago. Jason Fourmy was found beaten and... more »
September 7, 2011 6:24 PM
BATON ROUGE- Starting this Saturday there are some changes to parking on LSU Football game days.
On campus parking spots located west of Highland Road, south of Chimes Street and north of Nicholson Extension will require either an Overnight Decal or a Game Parking Decal. The restricted area is... more »
August 27, 2011 11:57 AM
THIBODAUX, La.- Nicholls State University is adding 350 surveillance cameras to the 150 already in public areas on the campus.
University police director Craig Jaccuzzo says they'll be installed in the student union, dining halls, recreation facilities and common areas of residence halls.
He says they won't monitor... more »
August 15, 2011 5:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- Students gearing up for classes at Southern University can register and pay for classes online rather than waiting in line.
The school is now using an online system known as Banner. It's the first semester students have not been required to register in-person.
"Pretty much you... more »
August 4, 2011 1:59 PM
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech officials have lifted a campus-wide alert that was issued after three children attending a summer camp reported a man holding what looked like a gun near a dining hall.
An email from the university Thursday afternoon says "the university community may resume normal campus... more »
June 1, 2011 5:55 PM
BATON ROUGE- A state House committee defeated another bill which would allow concealed carry holders to bring firearms on a Louisiana college campus, rejecting it with an 8-3 vote.
State Rep. Ernest Wooten, I-Belle Chasse, has attempted to get similar bills through the legislature for several years, arguing that... more »
March 10, 2011 11:13 AM
UPDATE 12:08 p.m. - LSU officials have given the all-clear after this morning's natural gas leak, and people are being allowed back into the affected area.
BATON ROUGE - LSU officials sent out a campus-wide alert a short time ago, warning people to stay away from a natural gas... more »
February 26, 2011 7:52 AM
UPDATE: LSU Police are searching for the man who attacked an 18-year-old female student on campus near the LSU Parade Grounds.
Police described the suspect as 20-30 years old man, with a balding or shaved head, wearing a black and white long sleeve shirt, khaki pants and glasses.
... more »
February 19, 2011 3:02 PM
BATON ROUGE- Northshore Technical College has broken ground on a new campus in Greensburg.
Roughly 200 people attended Friday's groundbreaking ceremony for the technical college's new Florida Parishes campus, a $8.1 million project on 58 acres of land.
Construction of the 46,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to start in... more »
January 29, 2011 2:24 PM
BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State University is switching from the U.S. Postal Service to a private vendor for on-campus mail services in a move that could increase student costs, university officials say.
The plan also will shut down the school's copy and mail center.
LSU opened the two bids... more »
January 27, 2011 5:26 PM
BATON ROUGE – The Southern University System has hired a search firm to help find the next chancellor for their Baton Rouge campus. School officials contracted DHR to assist their search committee pick a new head for the school by June 30. Representatives will start meeting with the committee and... more »
January 27, 2011 12:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Board of Regents will hold a special meeting Feb. 8 to discuss a controversial proposal to merge the University of New Orleans campus with the historically black Southern University at New Orleans campus. Regents Chairman Robert Levy announced the meeting Thursday. A Colorado consultant is studying... more »
December 19, 2010 12:28 PM
BATON ROUGE, La.- Construction could start by early February on a new five-story parking garage on the Louisiana State University campus in Baton Rouge.
The Advocate newspaper reports that the low bid of $22.2 million was opened this past week. Emmett David, LSU's facility development director says that was... more »
November 17, 2010 7:44 PM
Parking attendants at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque ticketed a rental car parked on campus three times and didn't notice a dead woman slumped in the front seat. Her husband had reported the woman missing a week prior. Police say the woman's death appears to be suicide and... more »
November 17, 2010 10:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU will charge for campus parking on football game days starting next season.
You will have to pay to park at lots in the Highland Road and Tower Drive areas as well lots on River Road, Gourrier Avenue, and the Old Front Nine golf course. Parking... more »
October 21, 2010 10:31 PM
The LSU Police Department said its crime camera system isn't perfect, but it puts the university on a new level when it comes to keeping students safe.
When the university's police department got into the crime camera business in 2007, it followed the footsteps of the city of Baton... more »
October 1, 2010 10:26 PM
LSU is competing on a different kind of green field this weekend. More than 80 universities are in the race for "most recycled."
The school has been green on game day since 2004. The effort has expanded to the stadium and suites just recently, but the response from tailgaters... more »
September 28, 2010 5:50 AM
The search for a new chancellor at the University of New Orleans is officially under way. LSU System President John Lombardi invited the school's faculty, staff, students and alumni to submit nominations for the committee that will help search for Timothy Ryan's successor. Oct. 6 is the deadline for search... more »
September 1, 2010 10:22 AM
Angry students at the University of New Orleans barricaded themselves in a campus building, to protest budget cuts.
Campus police say the students slept in the building overnight and blocked entrances with tables. It prevented a few classes from starting.
The protests ended peacefully and none of the... more »
August 27, 2010 5:45 PM
For the second year in a row, some LSU students are finding they can’t live on campus. They’re on a waiting list and have had to look off campus.
It’s part of a bigger problem of a growing student body and no dorm space. News 2’s Rob Krieger got... more »
May 11, 2010 5:11 AM
Next year, Nicholls State University will become a tobacco-free campus. The policy change prohibits the use of tobacco in any form. The current policy prohibits the use of tobacco products within 25 feet of campus buildings, on sidewalks or inside university buildings. That policy remains in effect until Dec. 31. more »
March 29, 2010 6:07 AM
Louisiana Delta Community College in Monroe will take over management this summer of the Tallulah and Lake Providence campuses of Northeast Louisiana Technical College. Delta Chancellor Luke Robins says the expanded course offerings will make it easier for students to eventually transfer to four-year schools. Northeast Louisiana Technical College will... more »
March 12, 2010 12:50 AM
A man is accused of brandishing a gun to break up a fight at Broadmoor High School in Baton Rouge Thursday.
A sheriff's deputy with the School Drug Task Force arrested 36-year-old Jeffery Holmes. The report says Holmes was at the school with his girlfriend to pick up her... more »
January 14, 2010 7:10 AM
An LSU researcher has received federal funding to develop a wide-ranging disaster response plan for the LSU system. The "multi-hazard mitigation plan" is being funded through $680,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. The mitigation plan will be an... more »
September 9, 2009 10:30 AM
Southern University students are planning an on-campus protest after weeks of waiting for refund checks.
Students receiving financial aid say they need the refund checks to pay for other college expenses.
Classes started last month. more »
September 7, 2009 5:57 PM
Denham Springs High maintenance workers spent part of the day scrubbing down classrooms and other common areas, after 19 year old senior Taylor Brian died two days ago from complications assoicated with the swine flu.
She hadn't been on the campus for nearly two weeks. The virus can only... more »